Before you tune in to one of the most controversial songs Cliz has written to date, he wants to clarify that he believes in education wholeheartedly. Does our educational system need work? Yes…but that’s not the point. He believes that we all need to be exposed to every spectrum that falls under the educational umbrella. But he also believes that our purpose on Earth cannot always be taught in a classroom or lecture hall. Cliz’s purpose is to tell stories. Stories through the lens of experience, hardships, but most importantly, commitment.
Cliz’s new single, “Class is in Session”, tells the story of his leap of faith. One that required him to make a difficult choice. Was he supposed to pursue what he has been specifically put on this Earth to accomplish? Or does he establish a “Plan B” and enroll in a 4-year degree program just to attempt to make others happy, but ultimately, not himself? These are questions that some of us will face and Cliz explores in his latest release. Will you make the right one? #MayNothingStopYou
“Class Is In Session” is also available on all major streaming outlets.
Varus Bell was born Davarus Bell in Starkville, Mississippi on December 16, 1987, he gained the name Varus Bell by his family because most people consider his government name long. None of his family or friends refer to his as Varus or Davarus, if you ever meet him you most address him with his first and last name together Varus Bell (Like A Tribe Called Quest & A Pimp Named Slick Back) Altogether. Different huh? Varus Bell was born and Raised on the East Side of Starkville in a Small Crime infested community named Blackjack. As he grew older and his mom was placed on section 8 project housing he spent a portion of his childhood on the WestSide (The one West) of Starkville in the project housing neighborhoods of Long St (Zuber St), Reed Rd (Hollywood) and Brooksville Garden (The Trap). He grew up in the typical single parent household including him his mother and brother.
Growing up, Varus Bell wasn’t a stranger to hard times, he was hardened by difficult times being a product of his environment. His neighborhood was notorious for drugs, gangs, and violence. To many people the Blackjack community was considered a nuance (red zone) but to him and his peers Blackjack was home his place of residence. Varus Bell grew up being involved in gang activities, crime, violence labeling him a community opposition. Basketball and music was his passion and many people expected him to play basketball at the professional level like his cousin Latavious Williams and nba and local McDonald all American player Travis Outlaw. But like most kids growing up in the projects those dreams were blocked before they became a goal.
Varus was mainly raised between households being his grandparents, god parents, and his mother. He first fell in love with music in the 6th grade(2000) when local record label Lokee Records produced local artist such as Chaos Da Boss(Storm Clique), Dj Stickuhbush, Ty Cutta, DeanTown Villians, DoughBelly Stray, BigBull, Danijah and others. Varus Bell started rapping over instramentals by 36 mafia, Playa Fly, Pastor Troy and Dru hill(Yes Dru hill). His favorite rappers back then were 36 mafia member Lord infamous, Pastor Troy, Notorious B.I.G, Jay z and playa Fly. Working effortlessly to become a local star Varus Bell started mimicking other rappers delivery and style. He joined the local rap group Bloodkin where he was mentored and groomed into a rap artist, he found his own style, appearance, delivery and gain confidence. In 2004 he released his first single “Hoodat” and “Pushin” with gain him local attention in surrounding areas. Following a performance at a talent show Varus bell collaborated with Local artists Vi the champ, Yo and Ill will (Willie P Rest in peace) all of Bloodkin to produce “Stand Up” a local club song and party song. Varus bell continue to gain confidence in his art so he continued to groom himself in the Art of music.
Varus Bell grandparents who did there best to keep him out the streets and into his books. No matter how hard they tried to show him the value of being a law abiding citizen the more gang activities got the best of him. At the age of 16 he was a convicted felon for burglary of a vehicle. He was expelled from school, placed on Non judicated probation, forcing him to take his GED and attended Community college in Meridian Community college in Meridian Ms and Monroe College in Rochester NY on a basketball scholarship. Over a falsified statement from a police officer, Varus Bell violated his probation for Trespassing which sent him to prison for 2 years and 8 months. After being released in May 2012, Varus Bell hit the bricks running playing semi pro basketball, experimenting with fashion and Hustling marijuana. With 5 written statements and a camera recorded conversation with a confidential informant, Varus Bell was sentence to 20 years in prison 15 years to serve with 5 years of post supervised probation in 2014 with the Mississippi department of corrections for the sale of marijuana times 2. Being that sale of marijuana is a Non violent offense he only had to serve 25% of the 15 years.
While being incarcerated Varus bell sent hours and days working on music, reading and working out, studying music and entrepreneurship. Since his release Varus Bell had been on a relentless path of musicianship, community service, and building a fan base behind his music with his story. He is experimenting with different endeavors such as acting, fashion and modeling while being a artist and composer. His ultimate goal is to be a star in the music industry and give back to those who shouldn’t have to suffer the way he did. Varus bell is on a straight and narrow path and his success and two daughters are the ulterior motivation to make him strive for excellence. Gaining attention of Jay-z and other music execs is a bullet point on his to do list.
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Fatt Fisher bursts onto the scene bringing an aura of street sense, infectious charisma and a personality that is sure to make an impression on any listeners. Hailing from the waters of Moss Point, MS, Fisher was born in one of his state’s roughest cities and reflects that in his sound while still managing to let his talent lead the way. The project balances it’s gritty topics with cartoonish skits that add to the light-hearted landscape set with the “Simpons” inspired cover courtesy of @Qin_Mob.
Features on “Wealth, Weed & Women” come from Coast Stokes, Kidd Da Ruler, OD Cane & Chad Cox, while the tape is hosted by DJ Ipod & DJ SixThirty. Production on the 12-track project comes from Super Star Beats, D.A. Beats, Red Drum & Riley Beats. This is the first mixtape from Fatt Fisher but certainly not the last, so be sure to check it out as well as his B. Pace-directed “Trap N*gga” video. Stay locked for more to come.
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Roy The Savage has a little bit of everything for everyone with his latest project ‘The Giving Tree’. He has summertime hits, serious tracks, poetry, and more. Roy is not one to follow trends either. He makes unique, soulful music. The 13 track LP only features 3 artists who are all very good friends with Roy. ‘The Giving Tree’ will take you on an adventure and tell his story over the next 45 minutes. Make sure to listen and enjoy!
Roy the Savage was born and raised in the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City. Growing up in a Dominican household in East New York, Brooklyn has made him the confident, talented artist he is today. You can definitely hear the city’s influence in his music too. His style has been shaped by the golden era of hip-hop of the 1990’s and NY’s greats. Roy the Savage isn’t your typical rapper either. His music is infused with poetry and soul creating a new sound many haven’t heard before. Outside of music, Roy dedicates his life to his community running projects that help young people and on a larger scale challenge New York City policies. His main goal is to travel the world, play music, connect people, promote peace, and spread love.
Nomad and DanBoySmooth come together over a WestEnd beat to drop a hard-hitting Trap hit. They both speak about the things they are obsessed with whether it’s money or women. Nomad continues to use his signature autotune effect, making his fans familiar with his sound. It’s always great to see when artists stay in their lane. This is Nomad’s fourth and last single off of his upcoming project ‘To Whom It May Concern’ which is due out this Fall.
Nomad is a college educated artist that creates relatable music that can be categorized as Rap, R&B, or Pop. The 23 year-old Dominican was born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn which put him through many different experiences that are demonstrated in his music. In his personal life, Nomad truly loves to give back to the children and works in the community as a Program Director giving back to families. Nomad has plenty of love for his own family and friends as well. He works as hard as he can to continue to make them proud. Nomad’s goal is to make music that can help people in their day to day lives. He is currently working on his debut album that will drop in November of 2016.
We’ve all heard our fair share of love songs throughout the course of time, but with Relly Jade’s “Love Goat III” she presents the concept in a sound that is groundbreaking. Using a mixture of smooth rhyme patterns along with unorthodox melodies, the Pittsburgh product makes a setlist full of personal thoughts. Her chilling voice combines with mellow production for a great listen, front to back. Among those featured on “Love Goat III” are Alkebulan and Moss Da Beast, with the majority of production carried by John E. Page along with Extra Beats, Yella Tha OG, and more.
Get acquainted with the distinctive music of Relly Jade now, stream “Love Goat III” below.
Chad Michael hasn’t released anything in three months but he is finally back with a new track titled “Hollywood” and it’s dope. He showcases both his ability to rap and sing throughout the track but mainly focuses on spitting metaphors and bars. Chad even switches up his flow multiple times proving he can rap alongside his mentors. Expect more heat like this coming from Chad soon. He is expected to release a handful of records in the next couple months.
Chad Michael is a singer/songwriter from Tucson, AZ who is pursuing a music career in Los Angeles. The 25 year-old released his debut EP, Rain, in December of 2015 and it’s about to break 20,000 plays. His versatile sound sits somewhere between Rap and R&B because he does both well. Chad has had a quiet but successful 2016 as he works on new music and visuals.