Archive for the ‘Cleveland’ Category

New Leaks from Shak Diesel’s “Uncensored”

Posted: April 5, 2014 by BryanJayOHHA in Cleveland, Coming Soon, Songs

The homie Shak Diesel (hailing from Cleveland) is working on his new album due this summer entitled “UNCENSORED”. This a follow up to his previous album released in 2013. The 24 year old is dropping two new leaks “Memo” and “Best Friend”, which are covers of Sir Michael Rocks and Pharrell songs of the same name respectively. Expect a lot of good music and a few videos as he continues to promote his new project!

Check out the homie here!

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Cleveland is a city that is undoubtedly full of a variety of talent especially when it comes to the music scene. The problem is however, that there are so many artists creating music. So how do you know which current songs are worth giving a listen to? The newly formed group, The Cosign Conglomerate, is making that question easy to answer. It consists of the most well respected tastemakers in the city; DJ Steph Floss, Meel, DJ Ryan Wolf, DJ Kynce, Tropikana, E-V, Big Heff, DJ Corey Grand, DJ KY, and the team over at (John Stursa, Connor O’Donnell, and DJ Swerve). The Cosign Conglomerate meets monthly to discuss what is going on in the local music scene. Every member has the opportunity to present the songs that they feel need to be heard. Collectively, the group’s goal is to showcase Cleveland’s music to the rest of the country. Cleveland itself, along with other cities, needs to recognize the talent that resides in not only Cleveland, but the state of Ohio. The Conglomerate has the ability to showcase this talent in multiple markets, including the likes of LA and Miami. With the work that is being put in by this committee of music experts only one thing is missing; the unity and support from artists and fans. The group chose twelve tracks to make up the first of many mixtapes, which will all serve to display what they feel is needed to be heard. The artists featured on #TheCosign include: Lorine Chia, Machine Gun Kelly, Boss Lucci, Ducky Smallz, Erika Kayne, Microwave Red, Ezzy, Congrez, Smiggz, Splash Rob, J. Ab, and Tommy Missus. The Conglomerate will continue to release these mixtapes in hopes of encouraging artists to keep working hard and give them a chance to be exposed.

Here’s a Zip linkto the mixtape or stream from LIVEMIXTAPES here.


Greatest R&B Legends [Cleveland Edition]

Posted: January 20, 2014 by essince in Cleveland, Music

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This CD was released this past Tuesday (January 14, 2014) featuring some of R&B’s best including OHHA Lifetime Achievement awardee and 2013 OHHA co-host, Joe Little of the Rude Boys and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bobby Massey!

Check out the commercial highlighting this incredible CD and if you were at the 2013 OHHA conference you may recognize a familiar face from the Management Panel, Dennis Cash!

Please share this post, purchase the CD or a single, and enjoy Classic R & B Music from our great state of Ohio! Available wherever CDs are sold!

Krayzie Bone “I’m a Monster”

Posted: November 25, 2013 by essince in Cleveland

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Check out the new Krayzie Bone track, “I’m a Monster!”.

New Cleveland Artist Thy Muel drops a new video from his upcoming project
Humble Pie @TrustinThyMuel  shot by @MikeClum this is a ode to the Midwest
coming from the Underground.


Posted: November 11, 2013 by majesticohha in Cleveland, Music
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The OG Ray Cash teams up with fellow Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, to
talk about whats really going on in the streets of the land. The Song will be featured on
the new Street Life 4 project from DJ Gweb & Big Heff.




Thanksgiving night, StarMakers & E.C.M.D. is bringing a Great family-friendly event featuring some of the best from the era of the famous Ms. Ross Talent Shows including OHHA Lifetime Achievement Award winner & co-host of this year’s awards, Joe Litte.

E.C.M.D. (owned/run by 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Kermit Henderson) is also recognizing legends in the entertainment industry at their awards presentation including Nerve DJs president, DJ Johnny O, Dwight Chillous, Bud McFarland, and more! (Free admission for Nerve DJs by contacting 216-276-1829 through text or voicemail).

“Sunday Dinner” MC Cypher! @ Villa [Cleveland]

Posted: September 12, 2013 by essince in Cleveland, Events

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Calling all MCs! Come out to VILLA This Sunday September 15th. Hosted by the beautiful Mz Crazy Tee and DJ Stroke.

Video provided by Hip-Hop Digital and Photos taken by R. Lamar Photography. Show up and Show out!

Ray Jr Joins MGK’s “Lace Up Tour” in CA

Posted: August 27, 2013 by essince in Cleveland, Events

New EST artist, Ray Jr joins MGk on his Lace Up Tour in CA.

He’s preparing for a tour of his own soon so catch the Cleveland MC in a city near you.

Tour Dates
Aug 23 Columbus, Ohio
Aug 27 Detroit MI
Aug 29 Salem Ohio
Aug 31 Newark Ohio
Sept 1st Columbus PowerFest
Sept 6th Youngstown OH
Sept 14th Kent Ohio

NEW ALBUM from Veeno “Myself as I Know It” [CLE]

Posted: August 23, 2013 by essince in Cleveland


Cleveland’s own, Veeno has been making moves this past year and recently released his album, “Myself as I know it”. We caught up with Veeno about the new album, his influences, and more. Check it out and listen to the album at the bottom.

1) How did you get into music? How long have been rhyming?

I got into rhyming when I was young, probably in elementary school is when I first noticed I could put together a pretty good poem. My teachers took notice of this as well and always complimented me on not only my rhyming skills, but my ability to write a well composed story with substance. I always had the mind of a dreamer and my imagination would constantly wander. I didn’t actually start writing raps until I was about 16. I used to write my rhymes in the back of my playbook I used when I played football in high school. Me and some of my friends would also battle for fun in our garages and we even used to record the battles on my video camera and show them off to the rest of our friends in the neighborhood. This continued as just hobby until I was about 19 when I was approached by a friend with the opportunity to actually start recording music with our friend Eric. I was totally against it at first because I didn’t really see any reason on why we should even start recording. I was in college at the time and since we would just be having fun and not really taking it seriously, I didn’t see any point in starting. I eventually agreed to just try it out, and I’m glad I did. It sparked something inside of me, after we started recording I could never stop and I suddenly became the most dedicated person out of the group of guys that were recording there. It only lasted a few months before my friend Eric moved, but it was the catalyst that got me going. Ever since then I have been recording music.

2) Who are your inspirations for music?

I can’t lie one of my biggest inspirations has to be Eminem. I feel he always spits from his heart in a majority of his songs and pours his all into almost every track. Bone Thugs N Harmony were also a huge influence seeing as they were from Cleveland. My older cousins were always playing all of their CD’s non stop and they were the first rap artists I was introduced to at the age of 7. Seeing a group of guys who lived in the same city as me making records with Biggie, Pac and some heavy hitters in the industry was crazy. Pac was also a huge influence as well because he talked about real life shit that he witnessed his family and people in his own neighborhood go through on an every day basis. Some other key influences were Jay-Z, NaS, Scarface, DMX, Three 6 Mafia, Ludacris, Nelly, Chamillionaire and Outkast. All of these artists consistently put out great music when I was growing up and were all a huge influence for me to start rhyming. Seeing these artists literally come from nothing and be able to create music for the masses to hear always inspired me and convinced me that I could do the same.


3) What are your goals as an MC?

Honestly the sky is the limit at this point. I work closely with a team of great artists in Cleveland and we all strive to put out quality music. In the past year I dropped a mixtape, I was featured on multiple major blog sites throughout Ohio for my mixtape as well as multiple single releases and a feature for my “Back 2 Cleveland” video on a St. Louis blog site. I was also featured on a DJ Steph Floss mixtape,, I performed in Austin, TX for SXSW 2013, received a placement on a Coast 2 Coast Indie top 50 mixtape, and of course last but not least I released my debut album “Myself as I Know It” on August 20th. This year I definitely want to hit more shows out of state and really push the album hard because I feel it is my best project to date and I really want the world to hear it.

4) Describe the new album.

“Myself as I Know It” is a personal album, but it is very relatable. I speak on a wide range of problems and situations people deal with on an everyday basis, especially other artists like me who are dying to be heard. There are tracks on my album that people can party and get hype to, but there are also tracks that reveal more of a darker side. Everyone has their good and bad days and go through ups and downs every day, I feel thats what my album is in a sense. It’s a series of ups and downs that like life can change rapidly. I tried to make something for every one on this album, and judging by the feed back I have been receiving, I did just that.

5) Where can we reach Veeno online? Any Shout outs?

I have been featured multiple times on, Ohio Hip Hop Awards blog, as well as ThaDoubleo.Com. My new album “Myself as I Know It” can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, bandcamp, spotify, Rdio, Deezer, X Box Music, Rhapsody, eMusic, simfy, Muve Music, Myspace Music, iHeartRadio, Nokia, MediaNet, VerveLife, Wimp, Sony Music Unlimited, Gracenote and Shazam.

You can find me on the social networks and music outlets listed below:

Twitter: @VeenoHAMZ
Instagram: veenogramz

Listen to the whole album here: