Summer is now approaching an end and the children are getting prepared for this school year. What makes this so unique was to see the community gather such a delightful school drive to prepare children and parents. This may have been a hot sunny day but it did not stop everyone from working together to create an impactful event.
Councilman Jerry Davis, Bread of Life, Impacting Houston, and East Houston Civic Club joined forces to have the back to school supply giveaway at A.G. Hilliard Elementary in North East Houston. Stepping unto the schools’ grounds, you could not help to view many children enjoying the fun, food and games at hand. They were given school supplies, hair cuts and hair do’s, and also everyday necessities for families. Councilman Jerry Davis gives tickets to WWE match and there were also cash raffles with East Houston Civic Club. From bounce machines to the break dancing challenges, the children got a chance to end summer with a bang!
We had the chance to speak with several community organizations and businesses as the provide information of their products and services:
Fredy Gomez with Harris County Texas, Shambriah Busby with Healing Hearts, and Desiree Barnes with United Health Care. Drive HISD was also in attendance, sharing their mission with school transportation.
With invites, we got the chance to see Miss Cynthia Bailey who is currently running for District B work hard with Impacting Houston Inc. Cynthia’s work ethnics and experiences in the community gives a huge impact to the neighborhoods. She strives to create a better quality of life for all residents in District B. As the backpacks and supplies were given to families, one of the main occurrences was to watch the teamwork from everyone.
There were over 1000 backpacks given to the children this weekend. This shined the facility even more with smiles from kids preparing to get back to school. We would like to thank Jerry Davis, Principal Erika Kimble with A.G. Hilliard Elementary, Bread of Life, Impacting Houston, and The East Houston Civic Club for sharing moments given to the future of the next generations.
Episode 4: Exclusive with Houston’s female Rap artist Pee Supreme. She talks about her latest EP “Ready” and her experience while creating music.
Pee Supreme’s“Ready” is a definite vibe for everyone to enjoy. As she prepares the world to get “Ready”, she explains key points of her style, flow, and experience creating her new project. Pee Supreme has joined forces with Southern Heat Entertainment and The Supreme Life Music creating great quality music for the world to hear.
She also shares her motives behind the 7 track EP. She states “the seven flames” which you hear throughout the tape. Straight fire! Pee Supreme is not your average female rapper. She has flow, lyrics, and the presence for every walk of life.
Pee Supreme chats with us about the production which includes Producers DJ Chose and Avo. Both producers created a different feel to her artistry. The teamwork bought everything to life. Her presence on “Ready” was strong and yet sweet with her way to switch up the tones in each track. She has one feature from Seb Hollywood on “Different Lanes”.
Pee Supreme talks about her inspiration behind her campaign “I Am The Bag”. She explains that its not only about money but self confidence you bring about yourself. “Getting The Bag within You”. She signifies women’s empowerment and should be supported by every queen across the globe!
Be sure to check out more from our episode and also stream “Ready” on all major music platforms. Get Ready to be in for a rude awakening!
We all know blogging has manifested into other avenues to interact with readers and supporters. Now there’s a new launch to the newest edition to The Nyte Lyfe. We now have a podcast called “In The Nyte Lyfe”. The podcast gives you “Real News, In Real Time”.
It brings awareness to music and its culture, community issues, fashion and art, and the urban lifestyles with a twist! Expect the fun and laughter out the show as special appearances are making way. What makes the show set aside from other entertainment podcasts is the updates with relevant news.
The episodes bring up topics that do not get enough exposure throughout new age social media. In The Nyte Lyfe chats about prison reform, 5g and its effects, our community concerns, relationships, and what ever matters the most. Nyte Lyfe are no conspiracy theorists, but some news need to be talked about!
As the new podcast begins , supporters and friends can connect and listen to episodes late Thursday nights. If you are a morning person, have a listen while on your way to work or while in the gym. Be sure to tune in every Thursday night on ITunes, Spotify, and all other podcast platforms to listen.
What a major move for Houston’s Legend Rap Artist Brad “Scarface” Jordan to run as Member of Councilman for District D. As former member of “The Geto Boys” and Facemob, the Artist is taking on a new journey in his life.
Three days ago, he posted on instagram “Should I Run For Houston City Council?” He announced via social media (Saturday June 8th) that he will be running.
Across the world, the sleeping giants are trying to keep the community afloat. Ever since we met Sandra Massie Hines, we continue to keep up with her hard work within the city of Houston. As The Honorary Mayor of Sunnyside, Community Outreach Service Specialist, and Activist, she contribute a large amount of her time with the community.
Every first Saturday of each month, Metropolitan C.M.E Men’s Ministry does their part. They conduct the “Doing Our Part” Senior, Homeless, And Community Luncheon. Mr. Henry Durley is the President of the Men’s Ministry. He does a pleasant job accommodating the people and that the are fed.
November 10th, Nyte Lyfe Lexx was requested to become Mistress of Ceremony for the Fellowship Meal. With her efforts of gathering young hip hop artists, she insisted that a few come and volunteer with her at the church. She reached out to several artists. Houston Artist BG Kenny Lou and The Lyrical Angel JR were the only ones to be present. Kenny bought a few friends with him including Artist Ghost Magneto. They came introduced themselves as well as announced they were going to feed the homeless afterwards. We were thrilled to hear these guys are going to use their time to give back in the community.
Kenny Lou and Ghost were collaborating at this time with their music. They were steady in the studio planning the next move.
November 27, was when these young men passed away. They were both killed in Houston in a club parking lot. This became one of the most hurtful deaths to happen in Houston this year.
All over the news and the internet, media portrayed these young men as gang members, and Gang affiliation. This deterred search of the killers, as the media gives us a negative narrative of these young men.
This had Sandra Hines upset. The fact that these men were in her church home wanting to do positive things. The police and media may not be aware of their right doings. Sandra makes sure of that by sharing their story all over social media.
The Honorable Al Green, Member Of Congress presented both Kenny and Ghost flags flown over The United States Capitol. They were the same flags given to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. The deepest condolences were extended from the Men’s Ministry as well.
In today’s generation, we suffer with having a wide range to outlets to give back in the community. We will continue bringing awareness to resources our people need in Houston.
We give special thanks to Metro Ministry To Men, The Metropolitan CME Church Family, JR Achievers and Sunnyside Silver Hair Seniors Group Inc, MOSS Committee , Connie Ford (Russell & Smith Ford), Angelia Reese, Dori Wolfe,and Efrem Jernigan, FNM $hoota, and Vision4Productions.
There are definitely a change of plans with the great body of work created by Bam Rogers. The Arkansas Hip-Hop artist blessed his fans on his birthday November 14th with his new project. Bam Rogers is an artist under Rap-A-Lot Records. The twelve tracked album has an amazing selection for all to enjoy.
What’s even more exciting is the production throughout “Change of Plans”. Super Producer QB The Problem masters his craft with eight tracks. Each track depicts a story while Bam give us his all on each song. QB explains how this was one lengthy project to complete. In our opinion, this was definitely worth the wait, which created perfect timing. There was also production by Code Red, Rambo, and Bruce Bang, who produced the bonus track “Never Be The Same”. His team took no short cuts and delivered thus far one of his best creations yet. “Change of Plans” has now woken up the sleeping giant.
The first track of “Change of Plans” is titled “Wake You Up” featuring Bilbo Rogers. He creates a sensual masterpiece. His collaboration with the R&B singer Bilbo did not take away from his sound. Bam expresses his bedroom stories which becomes very vivid for any lady once they hear it. This was a great collaboration.
“Solid” is one of our top picks from the album. He speaks on how many may not be as solid as expected. He explains how his expectations fades after seeing the truth. This song can become relative soon as it comes on. The production of the track is strong and can be placed on repeat.
“On Time” produced by Code Red, immediately brings you to a particular place. The introduction of the track carries “Always on Time” by Ashanti and JaRule. You wouldn’t expect Bam Rogers to share this beautiful voice. Again he talks to that lady, where you will find this song very intimate.
“Blessings” becomes another dope song on the album. He switches it up several times where he keeps up with his momentum. The beat doesn’t make it any better, the production shifts from the first few seconds into the song. We love how the producer continues to convey each of their tracks with Bam’s mastermind.
“Faithful” will be a favorite without a doubt. This track has a Caribbean style with sexy flows for you to dance to. He speaks on being faithful on each sides of the fence. Bam’s sensual voice aligns perfectly with its production.
“Change” is a plead to make things right between him and his lady friend. The short depiction he shares gives his apologies, pouring his heart out with his voice. You can hear him giving his all. This will be on repeat from many of his fans.
He treats us all and saves “Never Be The Same” as his bonus track. With production by Super Producer Bruce Bangs, you begin to fall right into the song. As soon as it comes on, you anticipates more from it. This song has become a game changer, with no exaggeration.
Overall the project has set another bar for this year. Soon as we thought the year was over, Bam Rogers comes with a “Change of Plans”. Each one of the songs are not as lengthy, which keeps the motives of the album to continue to flow. Bam has found the way to please the ear with his beautiful voice. This did not take away from his hardcore rap style. He perfectly connected two sides of him. His team of production has definitely set the standards to another level. “Change of Plans” will become one of the best to drop this year, period. We advise you to not take this album likely. He has something everyone would love to hear.
Creating a platform for artists to express themselves the right way has been our main objective. Houston’s Finest Unplugged TV viewed how unity within businesses can bring a great deal of people together. Since we began this blog site, we wanted to show what matters the most in our society. We created a team featuring DJ Mizzle, Don P, Sherita, and Nyte Lyfe Lexx. Once connecting dots with Music Exchange Radio and Vision4Productions, we wanted to share our insights on some very interesting hip hop artists.
Music Exchange Radio is an innovative media network which uses the combination of 24 hour live streaming, radio, television, website, and smart phone app. They market and promote independent music of all genres, culturally influence entrepreneurs, music and business education, all in relevance to independent artist.
We teamed up with some great entities to curate the show where people can be apart of. There were interviews in place for a few artists we felt need awareness bought to their dopeness.
It was only right to bring out artists such as Bam Rogers, BG Kenny Lou, FNM $hoota, and JR The Lyrical Angel.
We spoke with Arkansas Hip-Hop Artist Bam Rogers who truly is an artist. Bam states how he has been influenced by Music all of his life. He began at the age of 12. His family has a strong presence with Gospel music. This reflects on how talented Bam is and we are excited to see his future.
We talked about his album which dropped on his birthday November 14th called “Change of Plans”. His upcoming event is held at Astroworld Festival, November 17th. Be sure to check out his new album and our album review on “Change of Plans”.
Next we had a chance to chat with BG Kenny Lou, who is an aspiring artist out of Southpark Houston. This fella has a very interesting story and we commend him for sharing it with us. Kenny has been doing major performances with several high schools during their football games and homecoming activities. With his dope music and strong presence with the kids, The students highly anticipates his show and his words of encouragements. Kenny Lou is indeed what you will call a hardcore rapper, but in his music his melodies becomes anyone’s favorite.
Well not everyone enjoyed his work at the schools. For sure it doesn’t seem pretty having the Houston police displaying the artist on the news. The Houston Police are complaining about how are the schools can allow this artist to perform. In our opinion, how could any school let any rapper perform? Kenny Lou defends himself by telling his side of the story. The media played manipulation in this matter. Kenny shares how he does positive acts for his sake and not for any publicity stunt. He even volunteered with us at The Senior Luncheon at the church and fed the homeless afterwards. We planned prior to the accusations to have artist participate in our volunteer programs.
Besides that, we got a chance to hear his major single “Damn Thang” which is doing crazy numbers at this time. We hope and pray all goes well moving forward to his success in his career.
What’s Family and Money if you don’t see FNM $hoota. Westbank New Orleans artist has migrated to Houston and become an all around guy. You may see him in Atlanta one day, next in L.A. $hoota came chat with us about his future projects and next moves. His humbleness spreads in the room everywhere he go. We went to his video shoot for “Playing Games” a week ago. This tack is on his EP titled “All Hype Shit”. $hoota touches on how being able to move around helped him connect more than ever. He is definitely an underdog in the industry. His clothing line FNM Apparel is another example of his great work ethnics and sense of style.
We consider him a true artist who stands behind his brand. It’s never a doubt you will catch this artist with his children. It is never a time you catch not on point. He is the true definition of Family and Money.
Last but far from least, Westbank New Orleans singer and rapper JR The Lyrical Angel blesses us with his presence during the show. With his strong yet angelic voice, we placed him spot to give us a taste of his sound. JR is an aspiring artist moving forward to become the next big sensation. His ability to sing and spit major bars keeps everyone astonished. We ask him how his life has been affected music. He had a tough Road to where he is today. He is truly a living testimony. He allowed the audience to hear his upcoming track “Crossroads”. One of our favorite projects he produced. JR is currently working on a project and we look forward to hearing more from him.
Overall the show became a success! We united artists and entities they may have never met before. We had several we would like to thank for being apart of our project:
Rudy Alexander (Takeover Studios/ A&R with Rap-A-Lot)
One way to truly give back to the ones who need it the most. Us meeting with Sandra Hines a few months ago. Now we cannot resist to be apart of her movement and involvement in her community. As Honorary Major of Sunnyside, she has curated food drives and neighborhood watches. Also events against crimes, housing conferences, and plenty more. This sleeping giant has been shaking the streets with her determination and willingness to serve her city. We attended her Metropolitan CME Men’s Ministry ” Homeless, Senior, and Community Luncheon”. Ms. Hines is a loving member of Metropolitan C.M.E. Church where she gathers people to apart of this family oriented church.
Sandra Hines also had her Senior Cinderella Ball Affair in September. She was honored for her influence and hard work for her city. She also honored many who made significant contributions. They impacted so many lives and help spread love for those in need.
We would like to thank Sandra Massie Hines for her major impact on not only the city of Houston, but the nation.
Early this month we went full throttle on the road with some dope upcoming artists from the South. Linking with Big Who from Houston connected us with far more than we imagined!
We had a super dope weekend as we connected with many arising artists.
We linked up with Crowd Control Music Entertainment with Christy Duffy and Joanna Applegate. They welcomed us with great hospitality in Tallahassee. We got to check out Kodak Black and Q Money as well. We then traveled to ATL and linked up with OMB Bloodbath and her camp. 4PF Lil Nate, Tray K with Taliban Gang/Lil Mexico, Mykko Montana, FNM $hoota, International T, and many more.
First stop was Dallas : BG Kenny Lou Appears as Special guests for Arlington’s Lil Splurge
Tallahassee Fl. Scoot Bankz opens up for Kodak Black during FAMU Homecoming show at Potbelly’s
Atlanta, GA “AC3” We visit OMB Bloodbath and a Host of others
A good laugh is always good for the soul, especially seeing one of Houston’s comedians Jeff Shelley skits via Instagram or at one of his stand up shows. Jeff Shelley is an actor and also an artist, whose career swiftly manifested after a layoff from his job a few years ago. This lead Jeff into becoming a go to for anyone looking to release some tears of joy!
Jeff Shelley had several stand up shows, movie scenes, plays, and more. As the artist, Jeff becomes “Counterfeit” where he gives you comedy hip-hop. Check out his album “The Fakest Story Ever Told”. With his influence from legends such as Martin Lawrence, it helped Jeff to be original within his own craft in comedy.
Sitting with Jeff at The Media Block was exciting with his great vibes and energy. He speaks on being his hardest critic. Also he says how he make people laugh without forcing it. He speaks how he lost his job a few years back. Working with his friend at the shop, the truck suddenly stops and stopped them from getting orders done. This lead to him seeking other opportunities. Hearing his story should motivate others to move forward and never stop.
We spoke about the difference between the older generations of comedians and the modern day. We tapped in on the influence that social media has on the comedy world today. Jeff explains how time gets better with technology. He explains the difference in styles, the consistency, the hard work needed to be heard. You couldn’t go viral as easy as you could today years ago.
You can check out our full interview now below. Be sure to visit him via Instagram at @jeffshelley. We will keep you more in tuned with Jeff the Funny man himself!