Since the early days of the DJ technology has reshaped the makings of the worlds club, radio, mixtape and other DJ's. In this brief unreleased behind the scenes clip DJ Cotton, DNA, Avevo and the 66RAW team Debate what makes a real DJ before 66RAW Radio's Live Broadcast from our Atlanta Headquarters at Patchwerk Studio. While DNA speaks of the essence of the DJ and turntabilsm, DJ Cotton pleads his Case for respect of the controller DJ to the 66RAW Team... A hilarious conversation that takes unexpected tuns with Cotton's over the top comparisons that you would never expect! ... See the full video here, on 66RAW.com and the 66RAW Radio app! Stay tuned for our next Live braodcast from Atlanta GA's Patchwerk Studio Headquarters August 21st!
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Rapper Red Cafe sat down with Wildchild DNA at 66 Raw Studios to discuss his career, the music industry and how to sustain yourself as an independent artist.
Born in Guyana, Brooklyn rapper Red Café immigrated to New York with his family when he was young, settling in the Caribbean-populated Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Hip-hop music suddenly became an obsession for him after he first heard the Slick Rick/Doug E. Fresh classic "The Show."
However, his real interest was turn toward the streets, where his life of crime eventually landed him in prison in 1992. Upon his release four years later, he formed a rap group named Da Franchise with neighborhood friends. The group signed with Violator Records and even appeared on several mixtapes and label compilations, but because the crew never really took off, they each went their separate ways.
Red Café stayed with Violator and also began to rack up credits as a ghostwriter, including for Diddy's verse on the Busta Rhymes Top 20 single "Pass the Courvoisier" in 2002. After he left Violator, a series of failed major-label deals and, consequently, shelved albums followed. During his stint with Capitol, to which he was signed via Mack 10's Hoo-Bangin' imprint, Red Café even recorded a number of well-received singles, including "All Night Long" (appearing on the Coach Carter soundtrack in 2005), "Yellow Bottle," and "Bling Blaow."
Despite the label ups and downs, he was able to maintain a consistent presence in New York through its mixtape circuit, collaborating with DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Envy, Craig G, and Clinton Sparks. In 2007, the Brooklyn rapper joined rising star Akon's boutique label Konvict Muzik. He first dropped the DJ Envy-hosted mixtape The Co-Op in 2007. while 2009 saw him land a role in the Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious. Mixtapes like 2010's No Witnesses and 2012's American Psycho followed, then in 2014 he released "The Pretty Gang" single which featured a guest appearance from rapper Fabolous. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi
D. Woods was born July 6, 1985, in Anaheim California, relocating to in Springfield Massachusetts, where she grew up. D. first developed her love for the arts while performing in dance and regional theater productions. As a teenager she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she attended the renowned Tri-Cities High School for Visual and Performing Arts. There she studied modern contemporary dance, ballet, West African and Hip- Hop dance styles. While still in high school she performed with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta with whom she performed across the U.S and overseas including West and South Africa. Her education also included the prestigious Alvin Ailey School and New York University where she studied abroad in Havana, Cuba.
In addition to professional dance instruction, D. also underwent extensive voice and acting training at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Theater program. While in New York she became a respected dancer and was selected to appear in music videos for artists: Bow Wow, Lloyd, LeToya Luckett and Jay-Z. Ultimately it was her time on reality television show, "Diddy's Making the Band 3" that made D. Woods a household name. As part of the pop group Danity Kane, D. went on to achieve chart-topping and platinum album status. Their first self-titled album debuted in 2006 at #1 on the Billboard charts selling 234,000 units in the first week and "Welcome to the Dollhouse" their sophomore album debuted in 2008 at #1, making Danity Kane the only female group to have two #1 album debuts. Subsequently the group is listed in the Guinness Book of World records.
In 2009 D. Woods released her solo debut single, Legalize Me, launching Woodgrane Entertainment with D. Woods as CEO. She's received rave reviews for her live performances singing the national anthem for the 2009 NBA Play Offs Eastern Conference Finals, Pre-Grammy Awards Roots Jam session performance and winning over Oscar Award winning actress Mo'nique with a candid interview and flawless performance on BET's The Mo'nique Show. In 2011, "The Gray Area," an EP, was released Woodgrane Entertainment and received recognition on the 54th Grammy Nominations ballots in 5 categories. With her 2012 summer single, "2 The Bottom", D. Woods released her second body of work, the MY FAVORITE COLOR EP. She hits the mark with this high energy, sassy, celebratory style of music and pleases fans worldwide earning recognition on the 55th Grammy Nominations Ballot. In 2013 the official music video for 2 The Bottom made the 56th Grammy Ballot in Best Music Video with her follow up single Gold Mine in 2 R&B categories.
D. Woods displays her acting talents in theater productions such as, "Ain't Misbehavin", Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company "Shaking the Rafters", co-starring with famed actress Lynn Whitfield (Josephine Baker Story, A Thin Line Between Love & Hate) in "Rebirth the Musical", and the musical "A Mother's Love" with Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Eddie Levert (O'Jays) and Shirley Murrdock, along with films like Stomp The Yard, We Are Family, Douglas U and most recently BlackBird starring Mo'Nique and Isaiah Washington.
D. continues to write and record music as well as participate in Film/tv/theater projects and plans to give back to the community through her Foolish Dreamer Organization, a non-profit that focuses on mentoring up and coming highschool talent.
Julia Beverly stopped by 66 Raw Radio studios to chop it up with Wildchild DNA to talk about her latest release "Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life Story". You can watch the entire interview. A pioneer in the South's quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad "Pimp C" Butler's controversial life - and suspicious death in 2007 - left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired by his group UGK's music. Sweet Jones pays tribute to the extremely talented - yet bipolar and complex - musician who embodied the Southern dream. Written by the founder and Editor-in-Chief of esteemed Southern rap publication OZONE Magazine and compiled from interviews with Pimp C himself, his mother and manager Weslyn "Mama Wes" Monroe, UGK rap partner Bun B, and hundreds of friends, family members, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Too $hort, 8Ball & MJG, Jazze Pha, David Banner, Mannie Fresh, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Trae, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, Sweet Jones is a must-read for any Southern rap fan.
Surrounded by a musical family, including his multi grammy-award winning uncle, Mervyn Warren, Malachiae began recording his own vocal tracks at the age of 14. He currently attends a performing arts high school where he is learning to perfect his many crafts. He has several other self-taught talents such as acting, film-making and directing. All videos on his YouTube channel are self-recorded, edited, directed and produced. His first YouTube channel reached over 4,000,000 views overall in a one-year time period. He reached over 98,000+ followers on Twitter in less than 5 months.
He records and produces his own music and writes and/or arranges the songs performed. His first mix tape, entitled State of Art, dropped on Feb. 4th of this year, receiving 200+ downloads within the first two days of release, and over 500+ total downloads to-date. He received a state-wide award for Best Actor in his school's musical production, Fame, in November 2011. He was also nominated by school counselors/teachers for Future Leaders of America in 2010.
Born Tony Brice from Norristown Pennsylvania, Tone trump has defiantly made a name for himself. Trump began with dreams of becoming a basketball player but that quickly failed when expelled from high school; he then started to focus on his love for music.
Trump believes that “it was always something in my mind and always something in my heart”. After realizing his talent his, his efforts to grind towards success continuously opened many doors for opportunity. Trump’s recent role in the hit movie “Creed” shed more light on his music as he used his name in the movie rather than being given a film name.
In a recent interview Trump expressed how it felt to be working with Micheal B Jordan; “I never get star struck, its just confirmation that I’m doing the right thing since I’m working with major hollywood stars. I know I had to bring my A-Game too cause if you work with experienced people your flaws can get exposed easily. But I’m glad I got to show them how a real Philly dude acts. Im playing myself in the film and I thank them for”.
Along with music, acting happens to be another passion of Tone Trump, he refers to himself as a self taught actor. One thing we can defiantly be confident about when it comes to Trump is that he has no problem letting any individual aware of where is from and where he is going.
Being raised in Philly allowed him to mold himself into the man he is today. “Everybody preach to us get your money and leave the community. We preach get your money and build the community.” Trump is a hardworking ambitious man who shows his love of the arts through various outlets for talent.
66Raw Radio along with WildChildDNA were pleasured with the company and the RAWNESS of Tone Trump. Trump said it the best… “If you’re gonna be affiliated with something make sure it’s something great like 66 Raw, like Tone Trump, like DNA”