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Jun
29/12
Sex’E- Runnin’
Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2012 07:48
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Friday, June 29th, 2012


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Jun
26/12
OPERATION SAVE EAST CLEVELAND
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 08:31
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


JULY 14 TO COME TO THE Cleveland Public Library FOR THE 2PM SHOWING OF OPERATION SAVE EAST CLEVELAND. SHOW UP ON TIME BECAUSE IT IS A SHORT FILM. IT FEATURES Bdot Lee, Kuzzin Koop Rebelarmyradio, LaToy Boitoy Fowler, Tha Pop CakeGirl, Ericasexe ShowStoppaz. IF U GOT TAGGED ON THE COMMENTS THEN I REALLY, REALLY WANNA SEE U THERE! IT’S A REBEL LIFE MEDIA PRESENTATION!

May
31/12
J.O & Destiny of The Ohio Badd Girlz Reality Show
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:12
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012

These girls got nice … we’ll let you fill in the blank

 

Talkin’ sex and life with J.O & Destiny of The Ohio Badd Girlz Reality Show

Interview and photos by Gezus Zaire

On a sunny spring day in Cleveland, two of the Ohio Badd Girlz cast members take photos across shore of Lake Erie from the east to the Westside of the city. Destiny starts off in a nice one piece that highlights her stallionesque legs. By the end of things she’s baring nothing but a g-string and baby oil much to the delight of middle aged men who walk by looking out of the corners of their eyes during romantic strolls with their female companions whose hotter days are in the rearview mirror.

J.O sports multiple swimsuits that hold a combustible element better known as her breasts. The two vanilla shaded twins seem to want to leap out and attack the world. While those same men pass by the quiet and focused Destiny, J.O isn’t as reserved. She hilariously screams, “boobies” to every guy who tries to sneak a peek. Some giggle it off, while others scoot off as they have been embarrassed and exposed.

Overall these two Badd Girlz are sexy, fun, sexy, committed to the entertainment business and did I say sexy. J.O is an award winning rap artist, while Destiny is an up and coming model whose professionalism is proving to be unequal amongst her local peers.

For the first time ever, we’re featuring two Ohio Badd Girlz at once! Proceed with caution.

Zaire: Destiny, you’re a college student with a warm personality. You come across as a good girl. Have you ever been bad in your past and if so, how did you overcome it?

Destiny: Of course I’ve been bad in my past. Who hasn’t! But I grew up to learn and am still in the process of learning that “bad” will get you nowhere and the word “fail” is “bad’s” best friend. I overcame my bad past by listening and I believe being a good listener is something we all need within ourselves. I also had to take a step back and realize that I have younger siblings that look up to me and I have to be a role model to them. Plus my mom always told me, “All I want you to do is do the right thing, so you don’t ever turn out like me.” That motivated me to work even harder because I know it would put a smile on her face.

Zaire: J.O, most people think that Midwestern women are more conservative. What has made you who you are?

J.O: Well since I was little I’ve always had anger issues – some because my daddy wasn’t there. My mother could never be at home with us because she was working two jobs trying to be both the parents and make sure we didn’t want for anything. [My anger also rose] because a lot of females always underestimated me because of my complexion. I always had to prove that I ain’t no chump. After I got a little older, I turned to the streets and fighting was my anger management somehow. I stayed in court and in the back of a police car. It was getting to the point where I really didn’t care and that’s where I met [my manager] Sirvetta. Some friends from the neighborhood had called me and said that somebody wanted to hear me rap. When she got on the phone I kept going and going and she said that we had to meet. We met the next day, went to the studio and been making history ever since.

Zaire: Tell people about your experience of being a member of the Ohio Badd Girlz.

Destiny: My experience of being a member of the Ohio Badd Girlz is such a wonderful opportunity. I’ve learned how to deal with different people with all different types of attitudes and personalities simultaneously. I had some ups and downs but overall it’s making me stronger than what I already am.

Zaire: J.O, your hit song is “Get Some.” How can a man get some?

J.O:  Well the song “Get Some” was towards a female whose man is cheating with another girl but is unaware and the other girl is letting it be known, so in order for a man to get some he would have to be a cheater.

Zaire: What would be your ultimate sex scene?

J.O: Well I came up with this idea in my head that would fit the song. Like me and him having sex and I’m riding him, then the girlfriend calls the phone I answer. I might even moan in her ear a little bit. Then I hang up on her and get right back to the sex.

Zaire: Destiny, what physical aspect about you turns men on the most?

Destiny: Well I’ve heard from most that my legs are a turn on. I was told that they’re thick, long, hairless, pretty and they look great in heels

Zaire: What is the sexiest article of clothing you have and why?

Destiny: My sexiest article of clothing would have to be my thongs, g-strings, and boyshorts. This is because you can never go wrong with your dude with some sexy panties.

Zaire: J.O, has a woman ever tried to get some from you?

J.O: Yes! All the time. The very first time I was in the bar and a female pushed up on me, so I’m like, chill out I ain’t gay. She got so mad after I turned her down that she actually tried to swing on me and I tore that ass up. But nowadays when they come to me with it, they respect the fact that I don’t roll like that and just leave it at that. That other one was highly upset.

Zaire: Do you prefer making love or just having sex?

Destiny: I prefer making love because I feel more connected to and with that person, and sometimes even when the sex isn’t all of that, it seems like the best in the world. But I honestly never made love to anyone with boring sex (laughs).

Zaire: Do most guys want to jump immediately to sex when they first start kicking it with you? If so how do you handle it?

J.O: Yeah they do! But that’s all guys. They try to play the nice guy roll to butter you up but I be hip to all that. I learned a lot, being basically raised by my brother. I look like a woman but think like a man. I just let them know off the bat like, “If you think you’re getting some pussy tonight, you might as well drop me off, ’cause it ain’t happening. They laugh and pretend like they have no idea what I’m talking about, but they don’t be fooling me.

Zaire: What is the most sensuous thing that you and a man can do without having sex?

Destiny: A man can lick whip cream off of every spot on my body and I could still go without sex.

Zaire: Is sex better sober or with alcohol?

J.O: (Laughs) I think [sex is] better with alcohol ’cause it brings the freakiness out of people, if you know what I mean.

Zaire: When a man get’s some from J.O, does he go straight to sleep or have to go straight home?

J.O: He goes straight to sleep, wake up and don’t wanna go home. Not to brag or anything.

Zaire: What do you like to sleep in and why?

Destiny: I like to sleep without clothes because I just like to feel free.

J.O: I sleep with my clothes off. It’s more comfortable.

J.O & Destiny will be at the Beautiful the Beast and the Rebel Invazion Concert and Movie shoot at Scripts Night Club (1204 Old River Road, in the Flats, Cleveland, Ohio), on Sunday, June 3, 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 


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Aug
11/11
1 on 1 With Wurkk’Sum “Dallas Twerk Dancer” (Interview)
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:35
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

THE REBEL LIFE

Wurkk’Sum twerks something for the cause

Dallas dancer shows that there is unity in Dallas hip-hop community

 

By GEZUS ZAIRE

Rebel Life Media/www.ClevelandHipHop.net

 

I told you all at the beginning of The Rebel Life series, that we would sometimes feature folks from other cities than Cleveland. Wurkk’Sum has brought happiness to thousands in the Dallas area and on Youtube.

How?

She is a twerkin’ sensation. A slimmy with a donk – what is supposed to be an oxymoron like chicken fried steak, dark light or old news. It doesn’t make sense when you think about it, but when you see this under 20 but over 18-year-old twerker at work there is no debate. And before you naysayers open your mouth, it’s not fake. No extra padding, this hind is as authentic as the bar-b-que sauce at B&M.

The moral of this interview is that twerkers are good for something besides arousal. They actually serve as great marketing tools for independent rappers. Cleveland, pay close attention to the keywords we use in this story such as unity and family and let’s learn from our southern friends. Ass shaking and hip-hop are great, but if we are all divided and only looking out for self, then it’s all for nothing.

 

Zaire: Tell us in Cleveland about club life in Dallas and the role that you play? ­­

 

WS: Club life in Dallas is crazy. No matter what club you go to in Dallas, it’s always jumping. Us Dallas people know how to party. My role is a promoter and a twerker

 

Zaire: In so many cities you hear about how black people are against each other, but in Dallas it’s always talk about unity. How has your city figured it out, where so many others are far behind when it comes to sticking together?­­

 

WS: Well in my opinion Dallas is like a big family. We try to help each other out as much as possible. You are not going get nowhere if you’re bringing the next person down.

 

Zaire: The twerkin’ phenomenon is big on Youtube and at the club. How did you get introduced to it? ­­

 

WS: Well twerkin’ has always been something I did since [I was] 13 at parties, but I can say I just start shaking my ass by myself (laughs).

 

Zaire: Is it true that the twerkers play as big a role as radio djs by helping rappers get their music out? For example you can put a video out and get 10,000 views in a few days.

WS: Yes we do. People watch our videos to see us twerk. As they are watching it, they catch on to the song we’re dancing to. I had a video with over 50,000 views.

 

Zaire: Ok here’s a question I’m sure you have heard before. Twerkin’ can appear to be similar to stripping. What keeps you from taking it all the way there?

 

WS: The difference in twerkin’ and stripping is we don’t take off our cloths and it’s a big difference in the two which people should understand. I keep twerkin’ because it’s a self thing. I just like twerkin’ for fun. Not knocking strippers but I’d rather keep my clothes on.

 

Zaire: As a twerker do you get paid to make club appearances in Dallas?

 

WS: Yeah I have a couple of times. But if you don’t put yourself out there, nobody will want to want book you.

 

Zaire: What song have you helped make famous out of your area due to twerkin’?­

 

WS: “Twurkk Lil Mama” by WeWurkk

 

Zaire: Have any of your fans noticed you in public? If so, what was the exchange like between you and them?­­

 

WS: (Laughs) Yes. It’s scary to me because I remember a time I was in Walmart and I heard somebody bust out and say “Wurkk’Sum!” (Laughs) I was like, “What the fuck?” But most of my fans come up to me at clubs.

 

Zaire: How are you presented in clubs? Are you on stage, or just part of the crowd? Give us a visual of what goes down when Wurkk’Sum shakes the club up?

 

WS: I’m presented as a regular person. Sometimes I dance on stage or on the dance floor with my girls. I’d rather be on the dance floor. That’s where it gets real.

 

Zaire: How do the fellas contain themselves when dancing with you? Has anything ever gotten real crazy?­­

 

WS: I always turn the fellas heads when I’m twerkin’. Yes some crazy things have happened while I was twerkin’. Not going to talk about it.

 

Zaire: Guess what goes on in Dallas stays in Dallas. In closing this interview, what can the world expect from Wurkk’Sum throughout the rest of this year?­

 

WS: A lot of promoting and more ass shaking (laughs).

 

Zaire: Thanks a lot and maybe we will see you in Cleveland twerkin’ sooner than later.

 

WS: Yes hopefully.

 

(This interview is the official property of Rebel Life Media and www.ClevelandHipHop.net)

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Aug
08/11
DOOB is bringin’ life while ‘Killin Em’(interview)
Last Updated on Monday, 8 August 2011 10:09
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Monday, August 8th, 2011

THE REBEL LIFE

DOOB is bringin’ life while ‘Killin Em’

Cleveland upstart reflects on hit video, while preparing for upcoming mixtape release

 

By GEZUS ZAIRE

Rebel Life Media/www.ClevelandHipHop.net

 

If you ever saw his music video “I Be Killin Em” you can see that DOOB is an energetic ball of fire just waiting to torch your earbuds. The Glenville graduate and father-to-be took out a few moments to talk about his video and the importance of promotion among other things.

 

Zaire: DOOB, where did your name come from?­­

 

DOOB: It’s short for Doobey. I was a loud head

 

Zaire: I first got hip to you from the video that you made called, “I Be Killin Em.” Was that your first music video?­­

 

DOOB: No. My first video is called “For My City” which I did a few months before the “I Be Killin Em” joint.

 

Zaire: What kind of feedback have you been getting on your videos?­­

 

DOOB: A lot of positive feedback. The support has been great, but there is always room for more

 

Zaire: “I Be Killin Em” was a very animated video. Why did you decide to go that route and what were you trying to get across?­­

 

DOOB: Truthfully I gave the song to the video company and they ran with it. I was trying to do something that most local artist [weren’t] doing. I really just wanted people watching it to have fun and for it to be one of those videos they wanted to share.

 

Zaire: Wow, so you are working with outsiders to promote your music. Share with other local artists why that is helpful.­­

 

DOOB: It’s like this, without outside promotion the only people who will really hear your music is people you know, and to be honest your circle of friends just ain’t enough. I look at it like this – the more the merrier

 

Zaire: As we end this let the fans know what the future holds for DOOB, his music and his life.­­

DOOB: DOOB’s first official mixtape will be dropping in August [so] be on the lookout for that. Two more videos [will be] dropping this month and as much good music as my protools can take. Oh and I’m having a son in September.

 

Zaire: Congrats on that and God’s blessings.­­

 

DOOB: yes indeed thanks

 

(This interview is the official property of Rebel Life Media and www.ClevelandHipHop.net)

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Jul
25/11
1 on With Rello B
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 09:48
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Monday, July 25th, 2011

THE REBEL LIFE
First there was Timmy, then Penny, now introducing Remy Hardaway
From Cleveland to Virginia, Rello B. plans to ‘surprise’ us with new project
By GEZUS ZAIRE
Rebel Life Media/www.ClevelandHipHop.net

When “Remy Hardaway” drops Cleveland is going to know who Rello B. is. Something tells me that it’s going to be an all or nothing type of project. No neutral feelings. Either love or hate. Feast or famine. Beauty or disaster.
Like its namesakes Timmy and Penny Hardaway who both had successful shoe campaigns with Rello B.’s beloved Nike, this album should shakeup the game like a crossover dribble.

Zaire: You have an album coming out called “Remy Hardaway.” When most people hear the name Hardaway, they think of Timmy or Penny. What’s the concept of this album?¬ ¬

Rello: “Remy Hardaway” is my way of showing my old school/new school vibe. I love Nikes and Remy so I meshed the two honestly. My music has its own flavor. You’ll see what I mean when the cover art is released.

Zaire: Tell the people out there about the label that you are on and some of the other artists that are on the roster as well.¬ ¬

Rello: Top Shelf was an idea my brother [Ant Live] had maybe five years ago. Our roster as of now is my right hand man, Pick, Nina Nicole and myself. Pick is a new face like me. We are working on his upcoming mixtape “I.N.K.” as we speak down here in [Virginia]. Nina Nicole is an already proven underground female MC and L.O.L. [Ladies of the Land] member as you know. Her “HK2” ep will be a Cleveland classic. And me – I just play my part.

Zaire: So you have re-located to Virginia. What led to that and has it benefited your music career?¬

Rello: I feel like niggas get too comfortable with their surroundings and that can make you lazy or make you settle. I love Cleveland and I want people everywhere to do the same. I’ve been getting love down here though. It’s like my second home. I’ve just been networking from Seattle back down to Miami. I’m young and I like to travel, [so] why not?

Zaire: When your project drops, what will the listener, who is giving Rello B. a shot for the first time, be in store for?

Rello: A surprise. I’m very passionate about my music and every bar I say, you’ll hear me get deeper than you would in my freestyles. I speak on everything from money to relationship [and] family issues that I’ve been through and still got to deal with daily. I feel I say things the ’round the way nigga can relate to. I think people are going to have a new favorite rapper from Cleveland when the last song ends.

Zaire: Now back to the shoe game. You said you were a Nike lover, as we end this interview what are your top three shoes that Nike ever made? ¬ ¬

Rello: Damn, I’m going to say Nike Air Raids in grey and black, the ’95 Griffeys – all red, and the Nike Air Revolutions. I remember collecting all them kicks back in high school and now I’m buying them for the second time. It’s too many to pick from. The Barkley ’94s are classic too.

(This interview is the official property of Rebel Life Media and www.ClevelandHipHop.net)
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Jul
23/11
1 on 1 With SHIONNA
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 July 2011 12:29
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

THE REBEL LIFE

Shionna snacks on Sloppy J.O.E.S. (Jealous Ones Envy Shionna)

Cleveland’s newest songbird overcomes rumors during successful run on Datpiff

 

By GEZUS ZAIRE

Rebel Life Media/www.ClevelandHipHop.net

 

As a professional journalist it is entirely a conflict of interest for me to feature an artist whose album was distributed by my company. Fortunately I ain’t got no boss. I mean Chris Bleek does run things at ClevelandHipHop.net, but he trusts me with power, so I can do what I want so long as I don’t destroy the brand.

Shionna hit the music scene in Cleveland in June with the help of Rebel Life Media Distribution and – in our own little way – we turned things upside down. Her debut EP, “Insecure” reached No. 125 on Datpiff.com’s most downloaded albums in its first month. Even more impressively she gained over 1,000 downloads in less than one month.

While we celebrated the amazing feats that we accomplished on an entirely independent project with no celebrity instrumentals or features, we were both blindsided by several negative slurs. The most outrageous one was that she slept with me for online distribution and promotion.

What we learned was that all of Cleveland was not ready for a newcomer R&B singer to excel pass what over 95-percent of the city’s so-called “hottest rappers” couldn’t do. Instead of congratulating, some of them had to stoop to slinging mud.

As a writer and head of my own distribution company I am using this installment of The Rebel Life to salute Shionna and finally give her a moment in the sun.

 

Zaire: Shionna is out and doing her thing. Let the fans of Cleveland know what “Insecure” the EP is about.­­

 

Shionna: Insecure is an album that people can relate to. It’s basically a mixture of past experiences, past heartbreaks and past loves. Just something to give Cleveland a taste of some real R&B, real lyrics and songs with real meaning.

 

Zaire: There are a lot of rappers putting out product in Cleveland but things seem a bit slow on the R&B side. Why is that?­

Shionna: In my opinion a lot of people are into the rap game more than R&B. People tend to not give R&B a chance and go straight for the rap or hip-hop, stereotyping R&B music.

Zaire: Stereotyping it as what?­­

 

Shionna: Love songs, sad, too slow, etc. People just don’t give local R&B a chance, in my opinion.

 

Zaire: You got over 1,000 downloads in your first month on Datpiff.com. How good did that feel?

 

Shionna: It actually felt great being that no one really knew who [I] was! For it to have just come out of nowhere, it’s actually kind of surreal! I’m super excited about the turnout.

 

Zaire: OK so me and you have talked about this but for the record, there has been a negative side to your success. How tough has that been?­­

 

Shionna: It honestly doesn’t faze me. Haters will be haters and I use them for my motivation. People try to down others because of their success – only because they are mad that someone else is actually doing good. I’m not fazed by it at all. I actually encourage my haters to continue doing what they do best, and I’ll do the same

 

Zaire: What have people told you about “Insecure” or your success in general, that has surprised you most, positive or negative?­­

 

Shionna: A lot of people have actually congratulated me on the album and a lot of people loved it. There are many that truly believe in me and in my music. Many see that music really is my life and they encourage me to continue doing what I do best!

 

Zaire: What have you learned from your sudden rush of popularity in Cleveland’s music scene?

 

Shionna: I’ve learned that you have to work, work, work at what you want to accomplish. I learned that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and just believe. I have also learned that you have to watch who you trust because everyone doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Take heed to those who are more advanced and learn from them. Things can only continue to go up from here. I feel it!

 

(This interview is the official property of Rebel Life Media and www.ClevelandHipHop.net)

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Jul
21/11
1 on 1 With Proph The Problem
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:00
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Thursday, July 21st, 2011

THE REBEL LIFE

Proph the Problem is the grandmaster sinsei in Cleveland’s hip-hop dojo

Top tier lyricist becomes first independent Cleveland artist to rock a show in Singapore

 

By GEZUS ZAIRE

Rebel Life Media/www.ClevelandHipHop.net

 

He’s been a hero for the backpack fans, a member of the short lived supergroup The Titans and a critically acclaimed Cleveland based lyricist.

In a city where many imitate what seems to work for somebody else, Proph the Problem is working on his own thing, a thing that he calls Dojo Flow. It takes a bold man to venture out to his own style of flow and Proph is the right rhyme martial artist to develop it into something lethal.

 

Zaire: You are headed toward the middle of your first decade as a rap artist in the city. What’s your current feelings on where you are as an artist and where the city stands as of now?­­

 

Proph: I’m feeling more determined than ever before. I think that for an artist with no mainstream rotation or major looks, it makes a statement when you can remain relevant.

I just became the first [independent] Cleveland artist to perform live in Singapore. That’s 12 time zones away.

I would say that with guys like Chip [tha Ripper], [Kid] Cudi and MGK [Machine Gun Kelly] the Cleveland music scene is beginning to see more attention. I’m proud as hell of the artists in my city who are still striving. It takes a lot of will and a lot of courage to continue on in times where it seems your own city doesn’t support what you do. Hats off to those who don’t give a fuck.

 

Zaire: You have seen a lot over the years, both good and bad in the city. For the new people coming up right now, what advice would you have for them that wasn’t provided for you at the time you started?­­

 

Proph: The best advice is not to let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Until you’ve failed and given up – you – yourself don’t even know what you can’t do. Other than that, be yourself and let your audience find you.

 

Zaire: You came into the game with a strong debut [“The Proph LP” (2007)] and you told me that you would not try to make a better album, but just another dope album. So far you have put together great songs that sound totally different from when you started. Was that your plan or did it just sort of happen?

 

Proph: I wouldn’t say there was any real plan. When music is made according to a plan you’re limiting yourself. I grew up listening to just about every genre. Coming into my own as a musician, I really wanted to be able to pour all of my influences into my music. I wanted the flow to be compatible with any style. One of the things I wanted to accomplish with [my latest album] “Midwest Fressshhh” was to showcase the Dojo Flow on all levels. Pop to boom bab, lyrical to comical, the Dojo Flow is the name of my flow. It’s all about adaptability, versatility, strength, technique and finesse

 

Zaire: Dojo Flow, nice name. Are there any other artists in the city that have Dojo Flow?­­

 

Proph: No one else has the Dojo Flow. This is one of the reasons why you can’t know what to expect from me other than quality.

 

Zaire: So you’re like the Sho’Nuff of Cleveland and there is no Bruce LeRoy.­­

 

Proph: Humility is something you learn in a dojo.

 

Zaire: Well Proph, as usual it’s been an honor. Tell the people what’s next up your sleeve before we wrap this up.­­

 

Proph: Pleasure’s mine this time homey. “Problem University” is coming next. The music is fresh and inspired. The production [is] crazy. This time is for keeps. Shouts out to Prhymal Rage, West 41st Side, Rebel Army Radio and everyone that’s rocking with us still. Get set to Wreck!

 

(This interview is the official property of Rebel Life Media and www.ClevelandHipHop.net)

 

 

 

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