1. Today we send a huge birthday shout out to The King of Pop Music, Michael Jackson. Enjoy this video of one of his great hits, Remember the Time. #TheRECLife

  2. Today mslaurynhill released her version of My Favorite Things dedicated to Ferguson, MO and the protests that have been raging in the area for the past week.  Check out this epic track called, Black Rage.

  3. recpoetry:

    #repost from @mediadivaent. #thepoetwillbetelevised returns Sept 10th at @LeftfieldBar. For more information visit http://youtube.com/royaltieentcompany and http://facebook.com/LoveTheREC :-*

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  4. Summer Rain - Mello Deas

  5. REC Artist Review | By Ebony Allen

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     Charleston-based singer, songwriter, and actor Mello Deas released his first EP, A Mello Summer Dream, to a crowd of Charleston benyas and other South Carolina natives, where he was well-received in the same place he began performing as a solo R&B and soul singer. His voice proves soulful indeed with his rich melodies and smooth harmonic blends. He produces a very clean sound with a youthful, particular edge. He shapes his words so carefully as to make the listener’s soul stir.

    Summer Rain, which is one of six tracks on this EP, was the first single released last summer and has become a fan favorite thanks to its easy-going style and fun tempo. Personally, I’m more a fan of Spellbound, which has been playing on repeat for about the last hour or so. Mello Deas personally laid his soul on the line in this song and laced it with that original R&B smooth with a touch of 90s seduction; I’m am definitely under his spell! 

    Thanks to Mello Deas the millennial generation may remember, and some may even be introduced to, genuine R&B sounds. This EP is not another contemporary Pop project falsely labeled and circulated as R&B. ‘Mr. Romantic’ is truly a soul singer and has found a way to bridge the gap between contemporary R&B and old-school soul with elements of hip-hop.

    Buy A Mello Summer Dream by Mello Deas on Amazon or iTunes.

      

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  6. thereclife:

    REC Artist Review | By Ebony Allen

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     As we celebrate Independence Day in the United States, we tend to reflect on our faith, family, food, and most importantly freedom! Ronald Daise was able to capture these important themes as they pertain to Gullah culture and history and translate it into art. In his new album Gullah Tings Fa Tink BoutRonald shares with the listener his personal insight and experience as a Gullah Geechee native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina. 

    Many of the millennial generation may remember Gullah only as a thing of the past and only something they are vaguely familiar with from Nickelodeon’s award-winning television show “Gullah Gullah Island.” Ronald starred on the show and even contributed lyrics for the theme song. Two decades later, Ronald still finds his unique warm way to welcome listeners to journey with him and learn more about one of America’s most vibrant and rich cultures. 

    In this project, the songs “Gullah Geechee Mean a Lotand “Dats Right, I Am a Gullah!Ronald was able to share the history of the language, the culture, and the people. He discusses notions of freedom and values that are embedded in seemingly unrelated practices such as preparing rice and other traditional dishes in the song ‘De Rice Sing’. Ronald blends traditional stomp and clap gospel with Gullah/Geechee, West African, and Caribbean styles to create melodies and rhythms that make you want to dance and sing along! “De African Sperit Come Dong On We”stands out among the other songs on the album and reminds me of the days when I played my djembe at the Annual Gullah Festival in Beaufort, South Carolina. 

    Gullah Tings Fa Tink Bout should be enjoyed by all Gullah Geechee people and people of all ages around the world who want some Gullah things to think about and discuss in the family room, the dance room, or the classroom! So, “put your foot in your hand” and get your copy of Gullah Tings Fa Tink Bout today!

    Buy Gullah Tings Fa Tink Bout by Ronald Daise here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ronalddaise 

      

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  7. MORNING MOTIVATION: With her soaring voice, boundless energy, and unmovable faith, South Carolina native Regina Reneé Skeeters is one of the most innovative, risk-taking artists today. Regina’s life has been dedicated to the anointed delivery of gospel music since childhood. Check out #ReginaSkeeters original track, “Put All My Trust.”

  8. BROOKLYN, N.Y.— On Tuesday, July 22  The REC, Royaltie Entertainment Company and female empowerment co-operative ArtLovher join forces to create the ultimate karaoke contest of poetry with the highly anticipated Slam-E-Oke held at Brooklyn’s Sweet Science 7-9 PM.

Hosted by lyricist, J TheGodIs, Slam-E-Oke features a select eight poets that will  deliver original renditions of famously recognized poems of their choice.  After a riveting five rounds of presentations, the crowd gets to declare a winner with a public open mic session to immediately follow.

Dale ‘Mutron Angel’ Novella, owner/founder of The REC, is excited about building awareness of the arts through the nostalgic yet innovative inspiration Slam-E-Oke plans to foster throughout the community.

“ With this event, our goal is to refresh classically famous poetry to make it entertaining and empowering for this artistically inclined generation,” says Novella.

With the mounting success of Slam-E-Oke, Dale plans to make this a consistent event as the fan followings increase.

Sponsored by Funkadelic Studios, Slam-E-Oke is free to the public.  For more information and to RSVP for this event, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/292398864253544/
More information about the sponsors can also be found on facebook at: http://facebook.com/LikeFunkadelicstudios 

    BROOKLYN, N.Y.— On Tuesday, July 22  The REC, Royaltie Entertainment Company and female empowerment co-operative ArtLovher join forces to create the ultimate karaoke contest of poetry with the highly anticipated Slam-E-Oke held at Brooklyn’s Sweet Science 7-9 PM.

    Hosted by lyricist, J TheGodIs, Slam-E-Oke features a select eight poets that will  deliver original renditions of famously recognized poems of their choice.  After a riveting five rounds of presentations, the crowd gets to declare a winner with a public open mic session to immediately follow.

    Dale ‘Mutron Angel’ Novella, owner/founder of The REC, is excited about building awareness of the arts through the nostalgic yet innovative inspiration Slam-E-Oke plans to foster throughout the community.

    “ With this event, our goal is to refresh classically famous poetry to make it entertaining and empowering for this artistically inclined generation,” says Novella.

    With the mounting success of Slam-E-Oke, Dale plans to make this a consistent event as the fan followings increase.

    Sponsored by Funkadelic Studios, Slam-E-Oke is free to the public.  For more information and to RSVP for this event, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/292398864253544/

    More information about the sponsors can also be found on facebook at: http://facebook.com/LikeFunkadelicstudios 

  9. A humble admirer of the entire culture of the Hip Hop culture and genre of music, Saidu Ezike’s love affair with Hip Hop is fairly new but pretty intense. While living in North Philadelphia, Saidu co-founded an educational program whose very curriculum was dedicated entirely to the Hip Hop lifestyle and culture. Appropriately named Cypha 101, the program sought to enrich youthful minds in the ways of lyrical composition as well as recording and battle rapping, all the while enforcing the importance of understanding the History of Hip Hop and its founding fathers. Check out Saidu’s flow in this profound video from his latest release.

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  10. The REC Open Jam on August 2nd!

    Come jam out with The Poet WILL Be Televised! crew at Funkadelic Studios!

    Starring: Baxter Words
    Simone Acosta
    Marques A Durieux
    Crystal Henry
    Epiphany Bee

    Saturday August 2, 2014
    Doors open at 8pm
    Show starts at 9pm

    Cover: $10

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