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By WiLD 98.3, Mar 12 2018 02:23PM

Mahoggany Blu was born and raised in Los Angeles California. She began singing at the age of 7 in her family church choir. In 2004 she enrolled in Los Angeles Southwest College Music Department, where she was able to develop and utilize her passion for singing. She started out acting as a extra on Moesha in many episodes 1996-98 and Gower studios became a second home for her. She was always motivated by Brandy and her vocal abilities.

Once She started writing music she began doing opening acts for big artist such as Compton AV and the legendary Second2none. Stay tuned there are so many doors opening for MB her journey has just begun. The new single is set to release March 3rd, 2018. The single will also be featured on The DJ Grid’s New Hip Hop Compilation Premiering By Billboard & Rolling Stone Magazine. The DJ Grid’s Latest Project, “Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica” Is Currently #1 On The Billboard Charts. See Charts Here.

By WiLD 98.3, Mar 12 2018 02:17PM

Before he died Tupac Shakur laid down a track for his brother Mopreme Shakur. The track will be released on a various artists compilation hip hop album before the start of summer 2018. The Tupac track wiill be produced by Jethro Sheeran Music from the UK, Mopreme Shakur and executive produced by The Contractor Music Group from Ocho Rios Jamaica. Tupac Amaru Shakur is an American rapper and actor. Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.] His double disc albums All Eyez on Me) and his Greatest Hits (1998) are among the best-selling albums in the United States.

Shakur is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time] and he has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of any genre by many publications, including Rolling Stone, On April 7, 2017, Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Shakur has had several family members who were members of the Black Panthers: Mutulu Shakur, his step-father; Assata Shakur, his step-aunt; Billy Garland, his biological father; and Afeni Shakur, his mother. In 1993 Tupac and his brother Mopreme formed the group Thug Life with friends Big Syke, Macadoshis and Rated R.

On September 26, 1994, the group released the only Album Thug Life: Volume 1 which went Gold. Mopreme has been credited as a writer for many significant tracks on this album.[1] He was an original member of both his Thug Life group, as well as a premier member of Outlawz.

The hip hop album which features the Tupac single will also feature songs from Ed Sheeran, Sean Kingston, Pitbull, Jethro Alonestar Sheeran, (cousin of Ed Sheeran). Honorebel. Chris Brown, Capleton, Notorious B.I.G. Akon and Contractor. The hip hop album will be distributed digitally by Amada Records out of Atlanta. Amada Records will also break some new artists on the album including Katie Bates, Mahoggany Blu, Jahonze and King Doe Boy. Biggie Smalls appear on the album with live songs from his live performance in Kingston, Jamaica in 1996.

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By WiLD 98.3, Mar 12 2018 01:47PM

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The Contractor Music Group and Amada Records currently have the number 1 reggae album on the Billboard Charts with The Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica. This reggae album has been on the Billboard charts for 8 weeks and features Mojo Morgan from Morgan Heritage, Damian and Stephen Marley, Wyclef, Safaree, Sizzla, Lee Scratch Perry, EdSheeran, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Jethro Sheeran, Tim Starr, and more.

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By WiLD 98.3, Jan 13 2018 11:26PM

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran, his cousin Jethro Sheeran (a.k.a. rapper/producer Alonestar), Wyclef Jean, Sean Kingston and several marquee names in Jamaican music including Sean Paul, Chronixx and Damian and Stephen Marley are all featured on the new compilation Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica. The 15-track album, digitally released by Contractor Music Group (based in Ocho Rios, Jamaica) and distributed by Atlanta-based Amada Records under the EAE Management Group, dropped on Dec. 22 and debuted here.

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By WiLD 98.3, Jan 13 2018 11:22PM

Ed Sheeran, featured on two tracks with Alonestar, “Raise 'Em Up” and “Real Life,” has a longstanding familiarity with reggae and Caribbean music, as he explained in a brief statement sent to Billboard through his cousin Jethro. “I’ve always been influenced by Caribbean music. The first set I ever did was a medley of reggae and hip-hop, Jethro wrote the raps and a reggae band from Bristol (England) called Laid Blak had a song called 'My Eyes Are Red,' which I incorporated in the medley.”

Regarding the “Real Life” collaboration with his cousin Ed, Alonestar -- who co-wrote and produced the track -- says, “Recording 'Real Life' was a very creative process; I was impressed with how quick Ed wrote the chorus in the studio as soon as I put the beat up and laid my verse down. It was a very memorable, incredible day and I am very proud of the song, it came from our hearts."

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By WiLD 98.3, Jan 13 2018 11:18PM

In an article published in Billboard magazine on Dec 21, 2017, Ed Sheeran says that his first live show was in Bristol England where he played with a reggae band called Laid Black and he had a jam session where he performed a medley of reggae and hip hop songs which included 50 cent’s song In the Club. He performed along with his cousin Jethro Alonestar Sheeran. Ed Sheeran also says he was very heavily influenced by Caribbean music. Billboard published the story to launch a new reggae album which Ed Sheeran has two songs featured on the album.

By WiLD 98.3, Jan 13 2018 11:16PM

Two small music labels have come together to create one of the biggest projects in reggae music history. The labels are Contractor Music out of Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Amada Recordings out of Atlanta, Georgia in The States. They came together to produce the reggae album The Dj Grid Project, Volume 1. The album Includes tracks from the British pop star Ed Sheeran, Damian and Stephen Marley, sons of the legend Bob Marley, Sean Kingston, Wyclef, Capleton, Mojo Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Jethro Sheeran, the first cousin of Ed Sheeran, and Safaree of Vh1’s love and hip hop. The LP also features two upcoming acts, Katie Bates and AG The A&R. Read The Full Story Here.

By WiLD 98.3, Jan 13 2018 11:13PM

Bump Million $ Check (Remix), the latest cut from Mojo Morgan which features Stephen & Damian Marley on the assist. It dropped on Thursday, September 16th, 2010.

Listen to Million $ Check (Remix), the latest track from Mojo Morgan, featuring Stephen & Damian Marley. The cut dropped on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. Mojo Morgan's future brightens with every new release, and Million $ Check (Remix) certainly isn't an exception. It's a fitting addition to a solid catalogue that Mojo Morgan has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're excited to hear more. If you dig this, visit Mojo Morgan's profile for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes. Did you enjoy the features on this song? Let us know what you think, folks.

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By WiLD 98.3, Nov 1 2017 01:34PM

The new DJ Grid Project is set to be available in all online retailers the 17th of November. The project will feature songs from mostly Billboard charting artists and some new up and comers like Katie Bates and the Dream Katchers (Sha'Mia & Yung Sinn). Contractor Music is responsible for making this project a success! Stay tuned for the updated track list on Amada Records...

By WiLD 98.3, Oct 27 2017 02:32AM

In September 2015, Katie met Kent Wells, Dolly Partons producer and musical producer, in nashville and produced her self titled EP Katie Bates. She worked with Kent for over a year in Nashville at Kent Wells Production, working on her songwriting and vocals. In the first month on SoundCloud, the song After Awhile received over 19,000 plays.

In July 2017, Katie started working with Producer 2tone at Blacklite Productions and recorded a new single called "Naked". Metaphorically used, it is about stripping someone’s walls down and getting to know that person inside and out. "Naked" got great feedback from online radio shows.

On September 14, 2017, she released her current single titled The One. She co-wrote The One with Producer David Snow at Little Hipster Music out in LA. Katie plays drums, bass, guitar, and piano.


Facebook: katie

Spotify: https://open.spotify. com/artist/2HsgkptqB0AQsN7DzHE hbt

Apple iTunes: om/us/artist/katie-bates/id123 1987766

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