The Original Charleo as Bridged The Gap of Charleston, HipHop and The Majors

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I have been so inspired to do a post on The Original Charleo for a few months now and I feel like now is fitting especially with the holidays peeking around the corner. What is The Origin Charleo you may ask, well to answer your inquiry, it’s the authentic and official Charleston clothing brand that speaks volumes in the 843 as a whole and has now taking larger strides to other states with the interests of celebrities rocking Charleo gear for all to see. I LOVE the love and exposure Charleo Clothing is getting.

I love it because this one dream and/or vision of an official clothing line that was cultivated by the founder or founders has brought unity and support to a culture (urban culture) and city of people that is hard as hell to get support and love from. The Charleston hip-hop and entertainment scene is one that you would have to know about to speak on. If you know anything about the hip-hop and urban music scene in Charleston you would know that unity and support of fellow artist is as cold as an Antarctic draft.  Since The Original Charleo has launch I see and feel consistent love and support of the brand and a culture of people has finally pooled together to support their own through the love of being fresh to def and the culture of hip-hop.

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Whats Poppingtion: Firerella

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The highly anticipated Firerella EP by Miami Blaize is set to drop September 23rd. A few months ago I gave you an ear of whats to come from the petite hip hop lyricist and soon you will gain even more. I will post where to get the EP when it’s released so you can experience real hip hop, but for now check out another snippet below.

Who’s Poppington: The Rapper J-Vive

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J-Vive another dope artist that has something to actually talk about besides having sex and selling drugs. Don’t get me wrong, I have and do listen to trap music and mainstream music from time to time, but it’s refreshing and soul cleansing to listen to good music. It’s that simple, good music, music with a meaning, a message, lyrical content, and the best part, it’s independent. J-Vive is a true musician, his musical talents surpasses one style or genre. He’s musically inclined in all facets of music in general. Check him out below.

This next video gives you a feel of Vive’s personality and what goes on behind the scenes, and not to mention a cypher takes place…I love a good cyphers, for a minute there I thought he was gonna hop on those drums, yes he does that too.

Whats Poppington: Miami Blaize “I Got It”

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A few weeks ago I came across a great article that was posted on the Women of Hip Hop. They featured Miami Blaize, and her hot single off the Firerella Ep, I Got It. Listen to the lyrics of this song. She has something to say and she is not afraid to express her thoughts. They lyrics are nice. Below is a snippet of what the article had to offer. Keep your eyes on this one, she is going to the top, and that’s not a bias response slipping through because she’s from the Chuck aka Charleston SC, that’s the truth. I’m proud and a little bias…lol

Miami Blaize has Got It while She keeps it Gone with the Wind Fabulous repping South Carolina and making MFs Masturbate as She Rhymes while lettin em know signing Her to a deal should be a no brainer. Listen to the up and coming Miami Raptress do Her thing below and stay tuned for the September release of Her upcoming “FIRERELLA” Ep! ~Woman of Hip Hop~

Who’s Poppington: Matt Monday

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Matt Monday is gearing up for his new album release Filthy He has dropped a couple tracks along with a video to share the highly anticipated album to come for all fans and lovers of his music. I must say 2014 has been a productive year for him and he has put more of himself into his music. Monday explains to City Paper by saying:

“Everything before was a collaboration, but this one’s all me,” he says. “Music, visuals, everything’s completely my ideas. You’re getting the full Matt Monday everything.” Monday doesn’t have a firm release date for Filthy yet, but he’s in the process of mixing and mastering and plans to announce a release date in January.~City Paper~

I’ve posted his new video below, so watch it, it’s super sick with quotes only a Charleston geechie girl will respect, “geechie girl…in the kitchen… making, red rice” ~Matt Monday~

Who’s Poppington: MIAMI BLAIZE

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“A diva like Morphisa, Awe bitch get slapped” a quote from Miami Blaize herself, the pretty and poppington indie hip hop artist that’s making a lot of noise. I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and while interviewing Miami Blaize we sit down one on one  to have a little girl talk about her trail blazing career, the Firerella EP, and her journey to conquer her city, Charleston SC . If you want to hear the “T” press play, watch and listen for yourself.

Who’s Poppington: Nina Ross “Ridin Roun Wit That Nina”

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One of Charleston South Carolina’s own female rapper, Nina Ross, and over all entertainer marks July 25, 2014 as the day to celebrate her album release. That’s today in case y’all didn’t known. “Ridin Roun Wit That Nina,” the mix tape that’s been creating mega buzz is here and ready to be heard by the masses. I guess I should apologize for dropping this teaser huh, but I’m not. Tune in tomorrow to hear Nina Ross, The Imperial Queen’s music, videos and her interview with Those To Watch Radio on Kinetichifi.com
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Whats Poppington: Marcus “Blackk Boi” Greene With Inland Skate Shop Cypher

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I came across one of the dopest cyphers I’ve ever seen. A production of 843DopeTV in South Carolina. This cypher featured one of the best rappers I know, Marcus Blackk Boi Greene, aka Bishop Drippa from the largest rap group in Charleston SC, the Juice Gang (Bang! Bang!) Other artists featured on the cypher are Aasen B, Corrupt C, and Lucky Lucciano.  Some of the lyrics may be a bit racy, but look at the style of each artist as they grace the mic. Their raw, uncut and organic. The third artist, Blackk Boi, is truly a lyricist. He has a particular way with word articulation, an easy flow, and his use of words and word play are very smooth.

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Marcus “Blackk Boi” Greene

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Inland Skate Shop, where the Cypher took place.

Inland Skate Shop just doesn’t offer freestyles and cyphers for your entertainment. They also have skate gear, boards and anything you may need pertaining to that skate board life. It’s just an added bonus that you and I got to watch a cypher, that was put together very well I may add. I loved it and I’m not a heavy rap head. I can respect two cultures coming together to make it do what it do. The culture of skate boarding and rapp through the concept of a cypher, combined with a production team and what seemed like great chemistry was an experience to remember and something good. 

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