Thursday, June 29, 2017

DJ Burn One On Learning All Roles In The Music Industry & Shares Details On Gucci Mane’s Autobiography

In a recent interview with Lalaa Shepard & The Progress Report, DJ Burn One discusses life as a producer, DJ, and a tastemaker with a natural ear for music.
DJ Burn One is credited for the soundtrack production of Snow On Tha Bluff and breaking the careers of several artists such as Scotty ATL, Starlito, YelaWolf, Pill and more.
As a producer, DJ Burn One suggests getting your money upfront but still being mindful that you must put in work before you can call the shots.
As a DJ, DJ Burn One says there is no right or wrong protocol for artists to follow as far as networking with DJs versus only targeting online consumers as the lines are now blurred as to who serves as a DJ, the people or actual DJs in the clubs.
DJ Burn One admitted to serving multiple roles in the music business before finding his niche and that learning is an ongoing process which doesn’t stop.
As a Mexican male, DJ Burn One feels that racism and sexism is a terrible trait amongst people and that people should treat others as they wish to be treated.
Last but not least, DJ Burn One shared a few insights on Gucci Mane’s upcoming autobiography and struggles to list his top 5 rappers dead or alive.
IG @TheProgressReport101 @LalaaShepard @DJBurnOne


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Watch @Triggaman7th Birthday Bash Block Party Performance

Trigga is a Hip Hop recording artist originally from Little Rock, Arkansas now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. The name Trigga was given to him in the streets after the death of his close friend Ryan. 

Music has always followed the emcee as he has lived in St. Louis, Missouri, Alton, Illinois, and eventually the entertainment melting pot, Atlanta, Georgia. New to the city, Trigga only had $40 to his name but his work ethic and talent attracted the attention of HiLife Records, a music company built on the principles of loyalty and integrity. 

Trigga’s sensitive ear for production and has led him to work with the likes of OG Parker, Stoopid Beatz, DJ Plugg, Nard&B, Chevy Music, and Bankroll Fresh’ in house producer, Shawty Fresh. He currently has 2 mixtapes available online, Made In AmeriKKKa 2 & Killin The Industry, both hosted by DJ Plugg. 

“Player No More” is guaranteed to be a summer banger! 

Watch Trigga’s live performance at Hot 107.9 Atlanta’s annual Birthday Bash block party at Centennial Olympic Park.

IG & Twitter: @TriggaMan7th

Facebook: @Trigga7th




Watch Young Ezzy's Birthday Bash Block Party Performance

Young Ezzy is a Hip Hop artist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Music has always been a part of his life since the age of 8 when he first considered himself a music head as his hobbies included memorizing songs and lyrics. After recording and performing his first song for his school at age 12, creating music came easy to Ezzy. 
Years later, Ezzy continued to perfect his craft and wrote and freestyled. He has since released 4 albums, including his most recent, The 1 and several mixtapes all available online on all digital platforms. 
“Mac N Cheese” is Ezzy’s current single and is a play on metaphors and currently has over 10k combined views on Youtube and Soundcloud. 
Young Ezzy loves the power of music as it is a mixture of emotions capable of changing lives. 
Check out his most recent performance at Hot 107.9 Atlanta’s annual Birthday Bash Block Party celebration at Centennial Park.

Keep up with Young Ezzy on IG @YoungEzzy17 & Twitter @YoungEzzy 




Jay Griffy FT Philly Redface — Feelings [AUDIO]

https://soundcloud.com/griffyonline/feelings1017

Philly Redface is a seasoned artist from the streets of North Philadelphia now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. 
His birth name, Nashid is Arabic for poet which inspired Philly to get into music at a young age.
He earned his respect in the streets and for his volunteerism with his bi-monthly Feed The Hood campaign which was an event aimed to bring together oppressed communities with food, celebration, and a first listen to new music from Philly Redface himself.
After barely surviving the rough realities of the Philadelphia streets, Philly Redface and his family eventually moved to Atlanta with a dollar and a dream in need of a change of scenery. 
Philly never lost his passion for music as he gave away CDs while selling burgers and hotdogs at local convenient stores. 
With 5 mixtapes and albums available online, Philly Redface has an extensive resume. (Introducing Redface, Spark Up The Philly, Philly 2Da A, The Philadelphia Story which features other prominent Philly artists, Gillie The Kid and Jack Frost and No Turn On Red which was Philly’s first album to feature southern production). 
Philly Redface is motivated now more than ever to prove his position in Hip Hop and has since performed at several artist showcases and has a joint music group with rising artist, Griffy called The Formula. 
Check out their latest collab, “Feelings”!
IG, Twitter, Youtube & Soundcloud @PhillyRedFace


@OfficialJusD — New World Order “NWO” Listening Session @ Patchwerk Studios

Jus D is a seasoned artist hailing from Kansas City, Kansas. His passion for music was recognized at a young age by his mother who recalls him singing classic records around the house. 
Jus D currently has 3 projects available online. 
His first project, Money Music & Mayhem released in 2012 after Jus D served a 5-year prison sentence. His second project, The Come Up released a few months later in the midst of his older brother and former manager being sentenced to 18 years in prison. His third project, Everything's Changed was inspired by Jus D’s newly adjusted life outside of prison and new surroundings following the death of his little sister, his mother’s battle with cancer, and his younger brother’s 50-year prison sentence.
Jus D is planning to release a new EP June 28th titled, N.W.O (New World Order) which is inspired by the numerous political and social changes occurring in the world. 
His current single “Round The Globe” is produced by Swif and has appeared on several DJ mixtapes earning over 30k views and counting. 
“People should listen to me because I put my life into every song, I try to let my spirit take the
direction when I tend to create. I'm totally non-fiction. I try to project my art to the average
person in America. I make music that you can feel, it's about feeling with me. I want you to
understand it's real. I feel my music will be able to relate to everyone.”
Jus D’s authenticity and passion for music are what sets him a part from the average artist and his life is a story waiting to be shared with the world.
IG & Twitter @OfficialJusD
Soundcloud @JusD

Check out some photos from the session shot by @JTE_EF





Lala Anthony Talks About Her Relationship With Carmelo #411WithNellaD #LalaAnthony

Everyone has been wondering if Lala & hubby Carmelo Anthony are really over after it hit social media that he was cheating on her. In a recent interview Lala sat down with Wendy Williams to give her a update on what's really going on! 

Joe Budden & Dj Akademiks Open Up About Migos Situation (Video) #411WithNellaD #JoeBudden #DjAkademiks

During the BET Awards this past weekend a video went viral of rap group Migos getting into a altercation with Everyday Struggle host Joe Budden. Dj Akademiks and Joe Budden break down what really went down that day. Check out the clip below. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

CB - Zone ft Sada James (Official Video) #411WithNellaD #CB

Cincinnati artist CB has released the video to his new hot single with singer Sada James "Zone". Check it out below and keep up with CB on IG & Twitter @Cardobe_CB.



Saturday, June 24, 2017

[AUDIO] Blo5k - 3 Grams (Prod. By B Rackz)

https://soundcloud.com/blo5k-muzik/blo5k-3-grams-prod-by-b-rackz
Blo5k (Lil A & Fatt) is a Hip Hop duo from the streets of East Atlanta. Fatt from Gresham Road is the laid back, self-acclaimed ladies man. Whereas Lil A is the raw, lyrically aggressive half of the duo. 
 “We came from nothing!” (Lil A)
Growing up poor, Lil A & Fatt did any and everything necessary to survive and music has always served as a therapeutic outlet for the two. Blo5k is now utilizing their platform to show people that it does not matter where you come from because dreams can be achieved with dedication, commitment and a positive attitude.
Blo5k currently has 3 projects available - Blo5k Muzik, Gang and most recently Blo5k Muzik 2. All 3 projects feature a mature body of work and are hosted by respected DJs in the Hip Hop community, Bigga Rankin & DJ Lil Keem. 
Already dominating the strip club scenes in Atlanta, Blo5k has since toured parts of New York, California and Ohio performing their popular records “Its Time”, “Lean On” & “Work” featuring 21 Savage & Lotto Savage. 
Blo5k embodies brotherhood, loyalty, and commitment and their music is a reflection of their values. 
Blo5k plans to release an official music video for “Fukk On Da Gang” which features Hot 107.9 ATL Durtty Boyz own, Stuey Rock sometime this summer!


IG @blo5k @b5lila @b5_fatt @mgmgthelabel

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Snoop Dogg’s Protege Clay James Gets Real On The Progress Report

In a recent interview with Lalaa Shepard & The Progress Report, Snoop Dogg’s new artist, Clay James speaks on how being raised by a single mother and pledging as a Nupe made him the man he is today. Clay James is the self-acclaimed Prince of the South and the definition of a Southern Playa!

During the interview, Clay James also speaks on being a black man in America and his dislike for the Tommy HiFilger brand.

IG @TheProgressReport101 @LalaaShepard @WhoIsClayJames


Monday, June 19, 2017

Johno - Stackin Season (New Music) #411WithNellaD #Johno

Cincinnati artist Johno has released the first single off his upcoming mixtape UnderDog City called Stackin Season. Anybody on their grind can relate to this lit track! Check it out below and follow Johno on IG @Johno513 & Twitter @WhoIsJohno.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Big36oz Shoots With Cam Kirk

Big36oz is an artist and businessman born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He recorded his first song at the age of 5 thanks to G Rock of the Dungeon Family. 
His music is the definition of raw Hip Hop and is true events that have occurred in his life. 
Big36oz’s message to the youth is not to be lazy, read consistently and apply yourself 100% towards your goals and dreams.
His newly released mixtape, TRU Details has over 100k combined streams and features collabs with 21 Savage, London Jae, Lotto Savage, Loso Loaded, and the late Peanut Da Don.
TRU Details has production from Zaytoven, WillAFool, Judo Beatz, and newcomer, Mclaren. 
Big36oz has performed at nearly every major club in Atlanta, GA and is creating his own wave with fashion and melodies. 
Check out Big36oz' recent photo shoot with famous photographer, Cam Kirk below!

















Stream his latest project, 'TRU Details' below:

Jus D - Round The Globe (Prod. By Swif) [AUDIO]

https://soundcloud.com/user-460056894/round-the-globe-prod-by-swif

Jus D is a seasoned artist hailing from Kansas City, Kansas. His passion for music was recognized at a young age by his mother who recalls him singing classic records around the house. 
Jus D currently has 3 projects available online. 
His first project, Money Music & Mayhem released in 2012 after Jus D served a 5-year prison sentence. His second project, The Come Up released a few months later in the midst of his older brother and former manager being sentenced to 18 years in prison. His third project, Everything's Changed was inspired by Jus D’s newly adjusted life outside of prison and new surroundings following the death of his little sister, his mother’s battle with cancer, and his younger brother’s 50-year prison sentence.
Jus D is planning to release a new EP June 28th titled, N.W.O (New World Order) which is inspired by the numerous political and social changes occurring in the world. 
His current single “Round The Globe” is produced by Swif and has appeared on several DJ mixtapes earning over 30k views and counting. 
“People should listen to me because I put my life into every song, I try to let my spirit take the direction when I tend to create. I'm totally non-fiction. I try to project my art to the average person in America. I make music that you can feel, it's about feeling with me. I want you to understand it's real. I feel my music will be able to relate to everyone.”
Jus D’s authenticity and passion for music are what sets him apart from the average artist and his life is a story waiting to be shared with the world.
IG & Twitter @OfficialJusD
Soundcloud @JusD


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blood Brothaz - Enemies ft Gelati Zoe (Official Video) #411WithNellaD #BloodBrothaz

Cincinnati Rap Group Blood Brothaz has released the video to their latest single "Enemies" of the their latest mixtape All Or Nothing 2. Check out the video below and listen to the full mixtape. Follow the Blood Brothaz on IG @1KingBags @Skarface_Rated_BB @BloodBrothaz3700 & Twitter @1KingBags.







Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Apollo Mike - Surrender (Official Video) #411WithNellaD #ApolloMike

American Song Writer/Vocalist Apollo Mike has released the video to his first single "Surrender" from his anticipated project "God Of Music". This controversial song and video touches on Black Lives Matter, poverty, crooked police officers, drug abuse, and more. Check out the visual below and keep up with Apollo Mike on IG @TheReal_ApolloMike.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ray Dolla - Get Away (New Music) #411WithNellaD #RayDolla

Cincinnati trap rapper Ray Dolla is back with club banger just in time for the summer! Check out his new single Get Away below and keep up with Ray Dolla on IG @RayDolla_CDC.



Sunday, June 4, 2017

[Out Now]- The Grynd Report Issue 24 Lalaa Shepard Edition @lalaashep

Out Now The Grynd Report Issue 24 Lalaa Shepard Edition @lalaashep Publicist Lalaa Shepard has taken a leap of faith to follow her dreams within the music business. Making that decision has consistently paid off. Now gracing the cover of The Grynd Report, you get to learn about the creator of Atlanta’s “The Progress Report”.

The Untold Story of Reese Laflare: "I Don't Get The Credit I Deserve"

In a recent interview with Lalaa & The Progress Report, skateboarder/ artist/ producer and creator, Reese Laflare speaks on discovering Lil Uzi Vert and Hip Hop collective, Two-9 and not getting the credit he deserves. 

During the interview, Reese defines his rules for fashion and speaks on the correlation between skating and recording music. 

Reese also defines what a culture vulture is and the importance of supporting real artists.  
Reese also credits artists Dom Kennedy, Pharrell, Lil B, OJ Da Juiceman, KEY! as some of his main influences. 

“People are attracted to my lifestyle, the music is just the icing on the cake.” (Reese Laflare) 
Reese VS The Universe is set to release June 21st which is also National Go Skateboarding Day. 

Please like & subscribe! Thanks. 

IG @TheProgressReport101 @LalaaShepard @ReeseLaflare1

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Next Up From Atlanta: Big36oz [Stream New Mixtape TRU Details FT 21 Savage, Loso Loaded & Lotto Savage]


Big36oz is an artist and businessman born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He recorded his first song at the age of 5 thanks to G Rock of the Dungeon Family. 

His music is the definition of raw Hip Hop and is true events that have occurred in his life. 
Big36oz’s message to the youth is not to be lazy, read consistently and apply yourself 100% towards your goals and dreams.

His newly released mixtape, TRU Details has over 100k combined streams and features collabs with 21 Savage, London Jae, Lotto Savage, Loso Loaded, and the late Peanut Da Don.
TRU Details has production from Zaytoven, WillAFool, Judo Beatz, and newcomer, Mclaren. 

Big36oz has performed at nearly every major club in Atlanta, GA and is creating his own wave with fashion and melodies. 

Instagram, Youtube & Soundcloud @Big36oz
Twitter @Bigg36oz



Friday, June 2, 2017

CB - Zone ft Sada James (New Music) #411WithNellaD #CB

Rapper CardoBe from Cincinnati has teamed up with R&B/Pop singer Sada James for his latest single Zone. On this track he talks about staying focused and not letting anyone get him out of his zone. Vibe out to this track below and keep up with CB on IG & Twitter @CardoBe_CB.