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Hood Illustrated Premiere: Drino Not Effected By CoronaVirus + Talks New Album "Killa Season" 8/24+

The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt caused a ruckus around the globe, leading to citywide lockdowns, lengthy self-quarantine stints, and more. This has prompted many musicians into taking to their studios in order…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 27, 2020 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Kiki Lechele

Coming from Virginia, Jacqueline Battle is among the creative secrets coming from the east coast. Jacqueline Battle otherwise known Kiki Lechele, now residing in North Carolina, is a new rising artist who has been picking up features on her artist resume by doing verses and hooks for other artists. Gathering her early inspiration from legends…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 17, 2020 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Kalix Breezy

             Samba Ka better known as  Kalix Breezy was born on December 16, 1996, in Senegal, Dakar. In 2006, he came with his family in Canada looking for a better life, after Surviving from the unfair government of the country and his regiment. His mom is a single mother taking care of five children and sells African clothes to provide for…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 9, 2020 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Roe Gotti

Roe Gotti born in Temple, Texas has always been a survivor and no stranger to hard work and dedication. Growing up in Ferriday, Louisiana around his family, friends, and cousins until 2003 when he relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gotti had dreams and aspirations of being an artist but those dreams finally came to fruition when he moved to…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 6, 2020 at 3:56am — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Hawk Hawkins

Deandre Hawkins, from Ferriday, Louisiana, is just like a majority of the southern artists that have been taking over the industry; his originality and incredible music that he creates has made him an independent gold mine. Now, residing in Las Vegas, Deandre Hawkins, who performs underneath the moniker Hawk Hawkins, has been racking up…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 4, 2020 at 3:45am — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Da Fleet X

King and Neph Da Don, make up Da Fleet X supergroup. To find out who is Da Fleet X, fans would have to travel back to its origins of Washington, DC. Coming from S.E. Washington DC these two artists have carved out their own lane individually before deciding to blend their two styles together. The fans have rewarded Da Fleet X by…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 4, 2020 at 2:54am — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Chuck Da Arsonist

Chuck is a father, a husband, but a gifted artist. As a young man all he dreamed about was being a singer, a dancer or something dealing with music. As Chuck grew older the he fell in love with being able to control a crowd of people with his words. After his father purchased his first A Tribe Called Quest "Low End Theory" Bootleg cassette…


Added by Devon Brabham on July 22, 2020 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Loose Cannon Records presents "T.M." , Anonymously Dangerous

With over five years of rocking shows and making music under his belt, This southern born Vegas native "T.M." has managed to see great success. He had…


Added by Devon Brabham on June 21, 2020 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Its Gorgeous Musique presents Thee Kidd

      From the gritty streets of Inglewood, CA birthed Thee Kid, otherwise known as Double D. Now residing in Las Vegas, NV this young artist is carving out cement sized blocks of the industry and making some…


Added by Devon Brabham on June 3, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

D.T.A.M.E 1st lady, Kevadenero

Kevadenero grew up on the low end of Chicago's Southside, with one sibling and 5 half sisters. 

She was a product of her Father, with musical interest starting at an early age, taking tap dancing and ballet. Her Father, William Hughes, was an entertainer across the United States, and she…

Added by Devon Brabham on May 27, 2020 at 11:42pm — No Comments

KonstructaKons Music presents Black Cloud

KonstructaKons is a production team made up of 3 producers, (Majestyx, DJ VS, and B.R)  from New Jersey and Connecticut who linked up during there time at the University of New Haven, This team has deep roots in music with 2 of the members being DJs and all three have shared their time in the booth. Though they currently…

Added by Devon Brabham on April 20, 2020 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Pace Brown drops another R&B hit single titled "Cola"

American Monster Guild’s R&B sensation Pace Brown returns with “Cola”. Fresh off a busy and successful 2019, the Harlem singer had a breakout year last year with the hit single “Thank You” and his critically acclaimed Damn Daniel EP. He now is back with another single, on April 8th, 2020 heating it…


Added by Devon Brabham on April 7, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Crown Republik Presents: “Crown Republik Da’ Mixtape Vol. 3”

My name is Devon Brabham, I am the owner of American monster Guild, I recently had the opportunity to review Crown Republik's newest compilation titled "Crown Republik Da’ Mixtape Vol. 3". CEO Ran Blacc is one of the most well respected music personal in the Las Vegas community. He  has been on a tear as of late, by putting out chart…


Added by Devon Brabham on November 14, 2019 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Las Vegas Rap Duo ALVMNII

ALVMNII is a hip-hop emcee duo from Las Vegas, NV consisting of the emcees Coherent and AJ. Both emcees are masters of the lyrical craft and true crowd-movers. Both being Aries, the fire and passion they bring to the mic and the stage are contagious and inspiring. The two united under a collective effort known as Rebel…


Added by Devon Brabham on November 13, 2019 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Crown Republik presents Xi Da' Mc

Q: Alright first thing's first how'd you get the name XI da' MC??

A: Good question the number 11 has been my name pretty much since I was born, it's a family name that stuck with me throughout my life, everybody from my mom to my high school teacher's called me 11 so naturally when I began to rap I never thought of…


Added by Devon Brabham on November 13, 2018 at 10:20pm — No Comments

American Monster Guild signs Luie Makenplays

"Finding artists these days is not hard, but finding the right one that mixes drive, ambition, knowledge, and marketability is like finding a rare automobile, once you find it you grab it off the market!"

Luie Makenplays aka. Storme Lewis has set a new standard for…


Added by Devon Brabham on November 3, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Karma The Artist

As soon as you hear the music of singer & songwriter Karma who is based out of Los Angeles, CA; you will quickly realize that not all Karma is bad. Having influences from the likes of Teedra Moses, Aaliyah, Ryan Leslie, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, her style is a blend between R&B/Soul, Hip Hop and Pop. After…


Added by Devon Brabham on October 28, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Devinci Ellis was born on Christmas Eve, also best known as DEVINCI, an R&B | Neo-Soul singer & songwriter. He grew up in the small town of Sorrento, Florida then later moved to Mount Dora,  Florida with his family where his love of music and singing began to blossom. By the age of 17, DEVINCI knew that he wanted to pursue his gift of singing. His…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 21, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

The “Back 2 Facts” Interview With Sarah Dansey of “It’s Da Crown Magazine” Part 3

SD: Here’s a more serious question, how is Crown Republik Ent a round table or fraternity or sorts when at any given point you…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Artist Spotlight: Sleepy

Born in Riverdale, Georgia raised in East Atlanta , Trevin "Sleepy" Cunningham - Roberson has always had a passionate love for music. Granted, his parents were not find of some of the lyrics leaving him to secretly listen to music.


While doing a middle school science project involving the periodic table, the upcoming…


Added by Devon Brabham on August 10, 2018 at 5:28pm — No Comments

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