Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter in Phoenix this summer, it did just that. On the 30th day of July, Arizona hip hop heads woke up to a reenactment of Don’t Be A Menace to South Central in the form of a music video. A new, flavorful single by newly signed artist Marquel Deljuan, 23 of Peoria, Arizona, who acted as Shawn Wayans’s character, Ashtray. The song and video features Arizona’s chart-topping artist, and head of Sheeesh World Collective, Futuristic, who played the role of “Loc Dog” originally portrayed in the film by Marlon Wayans.
Are you a fan of short films? Look no further! This debut film from screen writer and musician, Don P of the Hometeam, who wrote a short film to go alongside his new musical project also titled 3PEAT. The film is set in South Phoenix and revolves around a kidnapping of Don P’s girlfriend by a bitter crosstown rival which leads to a botched ransom negotiation.
What’s sweeter than a Georgia peach? That’s the question I currently find myself asking as I sit 36,000 feet in the air en route back to Phoenix, AZ. The early answer is not much (check back at a later date after I go to NYC, Chicago etc). Currently, Georgia has shot to my list of preferred destinations along with me possibly purchasing a condominium downtown (if I can ever afford that baller-ific lifestyle). I’m going to take you step by step through my journey from when I first set foot into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to right this moment, as I sit in the aisle seat of flight 1889 on my way back to Sky Harbor. Let’s Begin!
Being a talented musician is tough enough, now try doing it without a voice. Atlanta’s 21-year-old up and comer “Franceauthegod” is doing just that. Born without vocal chords and a throat the size of a straw the odds were always stacked against this young man and yet he continues to transcend the word disability while confidently overcoming the challenges placed in front of him.
Let’s face it, being alone sucks. Humans aren’t intended to be isolated which is why solitude is a form of such severe punishment in an already unfathomable place, like prison. Now, we’re all free (hopefully, I heard they’ve got androids in jail) but for those of us who are free and still in search of accomplishing a worthy goal; we must establish a team.
Peoria, AZ – Walking into an unfamiliar home studio is actually not that unfamiliar to me. In my line of work, I visit various studios and meet with various artist (at times, I jump behind the mic myself to drop a few bars). This night in particular, as I quietly entered the studio, I heard a calming voice bellowing out over a soothing acoustic.
Arizona is known to be a right-to-work State, but is it working?
Imagine a man, certified as an EMT, firefighter passionate about kids and music. Doesn’t do drugs or alcohol, and works with troubled youth.
Former SDSU football player Alston Umuolo, 28 of Peoria, AZ has a Masters degree in Education from San Diego State University after graduating Centennial High School with a 3.5 GPA, an outstanding accomplishment for any black man at any level in modern day America. Make that any time America.