Every show has it's entertainers, just as every show has groupies and troublemakers, I suppose.
I recently attended a Heavy Metal tribute in Clementon, NJ. The location shall be left unnamed in respect for the establishment which, although employing members involved in the behavior, is not solely responsible for their personal immaturity and irresponsibility.
I'm a photographer and carry some pretty expensive equipment. I would be polite to say that each of the 6 lenses…
It's a long way to the top but if you stop along the way, the journey presents itself with friends and 'buddies'. Friends are the ones you will find are always there for you. The 'Buddy' is that guy that uses you when he needs something and you never hear from him for anything socially significant.
I don't need any 'Buddies'. They encircle you like the leeches they are and only drain your positive energies.
I have been indoctrinated into Heavy Metal. That is not to say that I don't appreciate other venues (no, Rap is not music) but I've heard some very decent bands (I'm not here to promote them, I'm here to promote me).
Recently, Single Bullet Theory acquired a new drummer in Jeff Willet so I decided I should check out his credentials (just like Matt DiFabio of SBT did before bringing him aboard).
I purchased his complete collection called "The Gathering Mist" which is…
I've recently had invites by a few Heavy Metal bands and promoters to photograph local events.
I was never really into Heavy Metal save for Metallica (a no brainer) but, with ear plugs in place and my trusty camera in hand, I've been to a few of these and must admit... there are some incredible talents among these uprising bands.
Never would I say that I am a resource for music talent but I do know what I like. Some bands drown their vocals out either with laryngospasms…
Rakim, Nas, Biggie, Tupac, Public Enemy, NWA, Mos Def, Busta, Nickelback, Matchbox 20, Guns-n-Rose, Metallica, Aerosmith, Eve, Jay Z, Big Pun, T.I., Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Luda, Twista, Talbi Kweli, Poor Righteous Teachers, Tribe Called Quest, MC Lyte, Da Brat, KRS ONE, Monie Luv, Big Daddy Kane, and the list goes on........
My musical inspirations are...
Everyone of my favorite artist!
My musical talents are
Born Marcus Alexander in Annapolis MD in 1978 but raised in the city of Philadelphia. Pa when his mother separated from his estranged father. Philly Black is a true Hip Hop connoisseur understanding and appreciating the art that helped him through the ups and downs of a teenage adolescence, from a young man serving in the United States Army in South Korea where he discovered his talent for writing rhymes. Philly Black considers himself as a positive motivational force in the industry creating music that speaks to his audience about the realities of life and the struggles to maintain balance in it.
Ark Angel OutaNational Records states “yow brother your stylz sell off…madd knowledge in your tune…you’re a gifted brother…feelin the vibz it…SICK 4real [Boston.MA]”
Philly Black is currently working on his new album titled “Who I Be” with an anticipated release sometime in late spring or early summer. “I want to give people more of an intimate experience, more of a glimpse into my world I share a lot of personal experiences that I tend to not share with people. I hope that my fans and potential fans really appreciate the time and effort that I’ve put into his album” states Philly Black.
Philly Black knows the grind of a aspiring musician being signed early in his career to Black Rose Records in South Korea as part of a Hip Hop group called Urban Theory releasing a single called Thought Awareness which was featured on the 1999 Black Rose Records compilation album called “Ghetto Rising” Philly Black was also featured on the r&b track called Ambitious which was also released on the same album.
After the unsuccessful venture with Black Rose Records and his tour ending Philly Black knew a decision had to be made as Philly Black put it “It was the hardest decision I had to make…to walk away for awhile… because the passion was still burning within me but I knew I had to regain focus and try other things out.”
In 2010 Philly Black found his way back to Hip Hop understandably rusty Philly Black released Mind over Matter in 2011 and Therapeutic Intervention2012, as he admits “The last two albums I admit I was rusty but I’m still proud of what I accomplished but now I feel that I’m back and better than ever just wait and see.”
Philly Black’s new album “Who I Be” will be released sometime in late spring or early summer be sure to sign up on his various sites www.reverbnation.com/phillyblack follow him on twitter at email@example.com join his facebook page www.facebook.com/phillyblack and soundcloud page www.soundcloud.com/phillyblack and stay updated on various promotions, shows, and etc. As we patiently wait let me leave you with a quote from one fan that sums Philly Black up perfectly
Bizzop “iiigghhhht.....an mc wit somin 2 say!!!!!welcome 2 da T.R.U.T.H.H MOVEMENT! FAITH” [reverbnation comment]