DEVIN Moses is the young rapper on everyone's playlist in LA — and she has a secret Irish connection. Known as DevMo, she has stunned fans with her fast-flowing style and catchy tracks, and latest singles Hollywood and Kylie Jenner have fuelled talk of this being her breakout year.
Devin Moses, aka DEVMO, is everything but a typical rap artist. As a petite red-head from Santa Monica, audiences are in pure shock when she starts flowing with fluidity and bite while also delivering a message she is experiencing in her daily life. DEVMO strives for authenticity and entertainment, and on that alone, she's opened locally and internationally for artists like Angel Haze, Snow Tha Product, Caskey, and more.
DEVMO returned from her first 36 city tour in 2018 and performing at pride events across the country in 2019. It's safe to say DEVMO has found her sound as she combines melodic choruses and fast paced rapping verses to create a style all her own.
“Stayin’ Here” is the perfect melancholic summertime jam. In the video, we see DEVMO out at a party on the beach, trying to distract herself from her bad mood. “Have you ever been at a party while you’re going through a rough time in life? You aren’t really happy to be out and mingling but you know if you leave, you’ll feel a lot worse. So you stay.” says DEVMO. At the party, she draws upon the feelings of isolation that you get when feeling alone amidst a group of people. You want to be there because you don’t want to feel alone but lyrics like “No one would notice if I drown right now” lead us to believe that despite being around a bunch of people, DEVMO is still drowning in her own thoughts.
“There’s an added element of avoiding getting intoxicated because you know it may temporarily numb the pain, but in reality will make you feel even worse” says DEVMO. This is a feeling many people have faced; the social pressures of drinking to get you out of a bad vibe come from a good place, but the reality is that drinking or doing drugs to escape a bad mood will likely keep the bad vibes rollin. This track has an uncanny way of making you want to party and weep all at the same time. This is brilliant because it so accurately captures the way DEVMO feels at this beach party. Sad inside but happy to be alive.
DEVMO has opened for artists such as Angel Haze, Snow Tha Product, Azealia Banks, Elle King, and more. From SXSW showcases to Splash House in Palm Springs, DEVMO has performed all across the country for her engaged and dedicated fan base. Being a queer female rapper has its obvious challenges, but DEVMO charges right through with irrefutable confidence and drive. Not to mention, her combined style of melodic hooks and fast-paced rapping has coined a style all her own.
ECHO is a Dominican emcee that incarnated in New York City and migrated to Los Angeles several years ago.
He has visions for what a better world looks like and he plants these visions into his music so that he can reach billions of people on Earth, which will hopefully help change the world as we all know it for the better forever. He’s a budding theoretical physicist, a philosopher, a conspiracy theorist, activist, and spiritualist that incorporates everything he’s ever learned and/or channeled about this universe and our world, into his music. He feels it’s his mission/duty to help awaken as many people as possible to what our most probable true reality is even if they don’t think they’re asleep or don’t care, and to always question everything.
He was in a group called S.P.I.K. Click with his hometown buddies from Washington Heights and eventually went solo dropping his first solo mixtape and music video called “QBX Anthem” in 2003. Shortly after that he moved to Los Angeles where he hooked up with local underground producers to develop a fresh, new sound…a sort of mashup of his NYC flow over West Coast beats. This led to songs such as “Letter To Barack” and “Hip Hop High” produced by X-Man of the VJC’s the latter becoming his first music video shot in LA shot by Juleunique. He dropped his first EP called “Repetition Of Sound” in 2011, which had production from well known LA producers such as Jansport J, Curtiss King, King Trax, TBD Productions, among others. The EP’s success manifested a two year mini-tour all over LA in all of the hottest hip hop venues such as The Airliner, 2nd Street Jazz, The Terrace, and the world famous Whiskey A Go-Go on Sunset Blvd.
All of this hard work ultimately earned him a spot on the M.I.R. Hip Hop Festival in Moscow, Russia in March 2011 in front of 80,000+ screaming hip hop fans. He performed alongside B.O.B., Eve and the legendary Ice Cube.
Upon his return from Russia, he landed the front cover of a brand new online urban e-mag BSQ Magazine, together with an in-depth feature. Around this time Hoopla/Death Row Records took notice of ECHO’s track record and online presence and signed him to Hoopla/Death Row/WIDEawake/eOne Music. After recording a few songs for them, ECHO decided that the indie artist route was a better fit for an emcee with his kind of message and vision.
ECHO then released his second project since moving to Los Angeles called “100th Monkey” in June 2013 and on it he decided to let it all out, as far as being more of himself and rapping about how he sees the world now, and where he hopes to see it going. This album garnered critical acclaim, and opened many eyes to who ECHO really is, so much so that platforms such as Homegrown Radio, The B-Side, etc., invited him on for some unforgettable interviews, and live on-air performances.
ECHO took some time off from recording music and performing after his beautiful baby girl Ocean was born in January 2014, but he’s came back strong with over 15+ singles and many high quality, conceptual music videos all on his YouTube. During the pandemic he’s released a 5 week capsule series on Audiomack and is now on month 3 of a 6 month “EchoisthenameTV Seasons” mixtape run, each one fully produced by one producer.
2XO is comprised of sisters Jaz and Tally. Their music can be characterized as an infusion of Pop, R&B, Rap and Latin American influence. At the young age of 12, Tally fell in love with rapping in her room to songs she heard on the radio by artists such as Left Eye and Nicki Minaj. At the age of 16, Tally landed a role on the hit TV show "The Rap Game" (seasons 2 & 3). She also was a featured performer with Jordan Fisher on the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2017. She is the lead rapper for 2XO and is known for her songwriting and clever lyrical approach. At the young age of 20, Tally is determined to enter mainstream music as a lead female MC and is also a vocalist for her group 2XO. At the young age of 9, Jasmine would join her Dad’s church choir practice, often finding herself on stage and stealing the show. At the age of 15, Jasmine found herself on a bigger national stage by competing and winning season 2 of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing. Jasmine has opened up for Justin Bieber, placed singles on soundtracks with Walt Disney records and appeared on the hit television show The Rap Game as a coach to her sister. Today, she is the lead vocalist for her music group, 2XO.
JFP (JULIE F POTTER) IS A CALIFORNIA BORN ARTIST. SHE HAS BEEN A STUDENT OF HIP HOP SINCE RUN DMC AND NWA. HER SKILL ON THE MIC IS A TESTAMENT TO HER DEDICATION AND PASSION FOR AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION. SHE HAS BEEN PRODUCING AND PERFORMING HER OWN MUSIC FOR OVER A DECADE AND CONTINUES MAKING WAVES AS A RAPPER, ADVOCATE, AND ATHLETE. JULIE'S FORMAL EDUCATION LED TO A MASTERS IN RECREATION FROM CAL STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH. THAT PASSION FOR PLAY IS UTILIZED AS A COACH/MENTOR FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES. SHE COMBINES THESE TWO PASSIONS BY PRODUCING CAMPS/WORKSHOPS FOCUSED ON MUSIC AND MOTION!
JFP HAS PERFORMED AT SEVERAL LGBT PRIDE FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE US AND TOURS EUROPE YEARLY. IN 2019 JFP PERFORMED WITH RENOWNED LA DJ BREEZYEZ AT THE L-FEST THE LARGEST WOMEN'S FESTIVAL IN THE UK. MINI DOC COMING SOON ON YOUTUBE.
IN 2018, JFP TOURED THROUGH BARCELONA, BERLIN, AND MONTPELLIER, FRANCE TO PACKED HOUSES WITH TORONTO RAPPER ICE THA ONE. EUROPE HAS JOYFULLY RECEIVED JFP’S ENERGETIC FLOW AND SHE IS CURRENTLY PLOTTING HER 2021 RETURN TO HER HOME LAND. (GRANDPARENTS ARE SWISS!)
AS A FIRM BELIEVER IN THE POWER OF THOUGHT AND MAGIC, JFP RELEASED AN EP IN 2019 ENTITLED “AQUARIUS AWARIUS,” 5 TRACKS OF IN YOUR FACE EMOTIONS, ENERGY AND PURPOSE. IN 2020 JFP HAS DROPPED ONE SINGLE THUS FALL "MARTY MCFLY" AND IT PROMISES SATISFACTION. NEW MUSIC IS IN CONSTANT CREATION AND WILL FLOW AS HEALING OCCURS AND SPIRITS ELEVATE.
JFP IS EXPANDING THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE COLLECTIVE, ONE RAP AT A TIME. ELEVATE AND TAP IN TO THE NEXT DIMENSION OF HIP HOP. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER. WWW.123JFP.COM
“YOU MIGHT NOT BELIEVE THAT SOMEBODY WHO HAS GIVEN HERSELF THE F-WORD AS A MIDDLE NAME WOULD BE AS MUCH FUN AS JULIE FUCKING POTTER. BUT IT’S TRUE...IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS WOMAN HAS A SERIOUS MESSAGE, BUT ALSO HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT HERSELF... SOMETHING HAS TO BE SAID FOR HAVING THE KIND OF DRIVE THAT’S CREATED HER SUCCESS.” - KAMALA PULIGANDLA – CURVE MAGAZINE
“HER EYE FOR STORYTELLING DETAIL IS SHARP, AND SHE ATTACKS EACH TRACK WITH GUSTO!” - ERNEST HARDY – THE ADVOCATE
“WHEN SHE COMES OUT ONSTAGE, IT’S JUST HALOS, FLASHES OF LIGHT, ALL KINDS OF FIREWORKS,” MYERS SAID. “SHE JUST HAS A PRESENCE. SHE COMES OUT ONSTAGE AND DOMINATES. I THINK I’M GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BRAGGING THAT I WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING. I THINK SHE’S GOING PLACES.” –MARCEL MYERS (ADORING FAN)
Whitney Peyton is an American rapper, songwriter and singer from the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Early and personal lifeDuring her teenage years while trying to catch a break in the music industry, Peyton appeared as an extra or bit parts in several films. One of the Motion Pictures was Cover starring Vivica A. Fox directed by Bill Duke in 2007 where Peyton played a small role of a roughed-up female inmate in a jail scene.
Whitney Peyton is also the great-granddaughter of former Philadelphia Mayor Thomas B. Smith, who is known for a scandal surrounding his political career, being denounced from bench and charged with conspiracy to murder (according to The New York Times), during his time in office.
Performances and CollaborationsPeyton has performed nationwide with well-known artists including (but not limited to) Kid Ink, Big K.R.I.T., Lil Debbie, DMX (rapper), Tech N9ne, R.A. the Rugged Man, Paul Wall, Hopsin, Juelz Santana, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Jim Jones (rapper), MIMS (rapper), Shop Boyz, Outasight, Potluck (group), Twiztid, Prozak (rapper), Dev (singer), Da Mafia 6ix formerly known as Three 6 Mafia, Rittz, Kottonmouth Kings, and has collaborated on songs with Da Mafia 6ix formerly known as Three 6 Mafia, Chris Webby, Cassidy, Caskey, JellyRoll, Kutt Calhoun, Bizarre (rapper) from D12, Twiztid, Kung Fu Vampire, R.A. The Rugged Man, Spectacular of Pretty Ricky, Zion I, Mistah F.A.B., Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Spice 1, and more. Producers Whitney has worked with range from Leon Kidd a.k.a. P-nut (credited on Major Figgas album), John V. Johnson (New Kids on the Block), to Eddie Galan, Matt Good of From First to Last and more.
Whitney Peyton has received many awards and nominations for her work as a recording artist. She took home a total of four wins at the 13th, 14th, and 15th annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards for categories such as "Best Hip Hop Performance", "Outstanding Spoken Word Artist", and "Best Urban Artist". In 2014 Peyton received a Tri State Indie Music Award for “Emerging Indie Artist of the Year". As a side project for charity Whitney wrote and recorded vocals on an anti-bullying album "Cap Dat Bully Son" though children's music is not a style she is known for, the strong lyrics and mature content resonated well with children, especially those from Cripps & Bloods households. The Album went on to win a Grammy Award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards for "Best Children's Album" as well as Parent's Choice Gold Award in 2012.
With a history of appealing to a college-aged demographic, yet producing side projects for several charities and child-friendly projects, Peyton has earned a reputation of possessing a very hardcore rap style. In 2010, Whitney, along with four other Philadelphia artists were cast to be part of the "Unlitter Us" campaign and appear in TV commercials airing on major networks performing spoken-word pieces about the importance of keeping Philadelphia real. Together the five artists also appeared in print and transportation ads on buses and billboards, and were seen alongside Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at anti-litter rallies, inner-city Schools, and other community events. Whitney (whose mother is diabeetus) has also been seen donating her time to perform at numerous Diabeetus fundraisers, concerts benefiting Autism Awareness, Cancer research, and anti-bullying events (in relation to the Cap Dat Bully Son project she was part of that released in October 2011).
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Grizzly Beatz is an American Hip Hop Producer from Los Angeles, CA. He has produced for Curren$y, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, Gatorade, Chief Kamachi, Nike, Activision and more.