No Days Off Radio Presents 2nd Annual Da Juice Competition

No Days Off Radio Presents 2nd Annual Da Juice Competition

No Days Off Radio host second annual Da Juice Competition
No Days Off Radio host second annual Da Juice Competition

Atlanta,Ga (Feb 12. 2016) –  With SXSW 2016 gearing up right around there Atlanta’s very own No Days Off Radio announces the 2nd Annual No Days Off Da Juice Concert Series. With the help of this years sponsorship of Home Team Apparel, Lyft, Daily Freshness and Belair and this year the first and second place winner heads to Austin,Tx.

With NDO Radio captivating the internet radio waves in Atlanta they are now giving local artist a chance to perform at the historical hip hop festival; SXSW.  On March 5th,2016 NDO Radio will host the first portion of the mobile series at The Vinyl at Center Stage. Da Juice competition gives indie artist their chance to proclaim the title of being the hottest independent artist in the south. The contest will be hosted by D.Will and E.A. Jace and participants will be judged by industry professionals and  will critiqued in three categories crowd participation, stage presence, and quality of music. First and second place winner will receive a free slot on the NDO Radio Da Juice performance stage in Austin,Texas on March 18th. Last years winner Black Walker says, ” The experience and knowledge I’ve gained from attending SXSW and Da Juice competition has allowed me to network and touch bases with a larger audience.

No Days Off officially announced the first four headliners for the concert series which includes Breezy Castilleo, Merlo, J Harvard and last years’ Da Juice winner Black Walker. NDO Radio CEO says, “ he is excited to give Atlanta artist the opportunity to expand their music and brand on a major platform such as SXSW 2016.” If you are a independent artist looking to expand your brand this is a opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

Instructions on how to register for No Days Off Da Juice competition
Instructions on how to register for No Days Off Da Juice competition

For more information and updates on how you can register and attend Da Juice be sure to follow No Days Off Radio on Instagram @ndoradio or visit NDOradio.com

Radio One Presents #StrategyForChange

Celebrites and citizens all over the Atlanta community gather at the #StrategyForChange town hall meeting in efforts to decrease the rate of police brutality.
Celebrites and citizens all over the Atlanta community gather at the #StrategyForChange town hall meeting in efforts to decrease the rate of police brutality.

 

In the wake of a number of protests in Atlanta, popular radio and TV host Rickey Smiley, entertainers and community leaders hosted a town hall meeting called #StrategyForChange. The town hall meeting was put together by Radio One and played on several radio stations including popular urban stations V-103 and Hot 107.9.

Popular figures and represnatives from metro-area police departments, along with Black Lives Matter activists gathered at the House of Hope Church in Decatur to figure out ways to work together to improve relations between police and black communities.

The meeting comes after protesters marched for five days through Atlanta asking for something to happen from top Atlanta officials. The night was full calls demanding for solutions for real change. However at times it became filled with raw emotions and anger over police killings of unarmed black men across the country.

Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Bernice King, urged citizens to organize and agree on a mission and develop a strategy. King says, “We must stay together and continuously hold the justice system accountable for these acts that are killing are community. A few days of marching and talking on social media will not change it but if we pull together and vote during the elections for a communities representatives and judge we will see a difference.”

Anger and pain were also directed at police representatives on the panel, including DeKalb Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander.

“We’ve got to be ready to listen to the people and hear their anger, and tend to their anger and cerate some opportunities in which we can continue to work together,” Alexander told us.

While the end of the event did not result in a consensus of how to solve the problems of policing in America, all there agreed that there is a need for people of all races to unite and bring peace between police and minority communities.

“If all lives matter,” said singer Tyrese, “we need you to show up for us.”

Indie Spotlight Presents: Sneakyy

“Sneaky poses on railroad tracks in his hometown for his highly anticipated mixtape Sneakyy Kool,Humble and Focused Mixtape which is set to be released at the top of the fall. (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)
“Sneaky poses on railroad tracks in his hometown for his highly anticipated mixtape Sneakyy Kool,Humble and Focused Mixtape which is set to be released at the top of the fall. (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)

Since T.I. and Young Jeezy burst onto the hip-hop scene, the spotlight has been placed on Atlanta, which has quietly been producing a handful of serious young talent. Young artists like Migos, 21 Savage, Yung Thug, Kodak and Veto, plus more, are making waves of their own. Another MC that’s starting to see his name become bigger is Sneakyy.

Sneakyy, the Arkansas native, meshes hip-hop and dance together to make music that will make you bounce, plus provide you with some traditional southern lyrical content. The 26-year-old’s style is perfect for today’s sing-song rap style yet he manages to find his own sound. After releasing a string of singles from his recently released mixtape Kool, Humble & Focused , Sneakyy has extended his fan base beyond East Point, Ga.

“It was dope, niggas were knowing the words, it wasn’t too big of a room but it ended up filling out,” Sneakyy told us a few days after he performed early in the spring a FAMU . “This was my first time ever being in Florida, so to be performing here really was a blessing and overall a dope expeierience.”

Sneakyy at 3MG studios in Atlanta,Ga recording Fake Free with Trackwriterz (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)
Sneakyy at 3MG studios in Atlanta,Ga recording Fake Free with Trackwriterz (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)

 

Trackwriterz(KP, Pierre andTuck) and Sneakyy in 3MG Studio's in Altanta Georgia working on their collaborative mixtape Fake Free (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)
Trackwriterz(KP, Pierre andTuck) and Sneakyy in 3MG Studio’s in Altanta Georgia working on their collaborative mixtape Fake Free (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)

Now with a growing fan base and excellent work ethic, Sneakyy is quickly working on releasing his new project this month. “I finished the last songs [on my project] I’m working with Trackwriterz, who are based in Atlanta too,” he said. His collaboration album with Trackwriterz titled Fake Free is releasing on December 22. We caught up with Sneakyy to learn about his forthcoming plans for this summer.

Name: Sneakyy

Age: 26

Hometown: Arkansas

Resides: Atlanta

I grew up listening to: “I grew up listening to] hella rap music, like so much rap music. My dad was a the cool guy around town he pretty much knew everybody and would ride around Arkansas in his old school impala listening to music 24/7. I used to do band when I move to Georgia in middle school a lot and and audio production and I just got sick of being in class, everything he’s teaching me I’m going back in the crib and doing it for myself, so I might as well do that. So I started taking music seriously. When I was maybe, 15, 16, my sister got me a microphone for Christmas and I got an old white MacBooks. I would just put it together on Garageband and just record to every beat I can download. I didn’t start taking myself seriously ‘till four or five years ago. I was doing like little Mediafire links on MySpace and Facebook. And I had music MySpace with like 50 something songs. All I would do is record for songs a day and upload it at night.”

Most people don’t know: “I eat a lot of sushi and I used to ride bikes a lot but now I don’t. But I pretty much eat a lot of sushi.”

My style’s been compared to: “People have compared me to a lot. Some people say Migos but I don’t really see that. Someone said Quavo and I didn’t see that at all. Someone on Twitter said if like Future and Migos had a baby it would be Sneakyy and I was like, ‘I’ll take that. I don’t know if I would compare myself to anything or anyone. But my sound is real feel good music. Not even really hip-hop but just some kind of contemporary version of hip-hop that’s got like a lot of really pop and dance undertones.”

 

Sneakyy is at Bad Boy South Headquarters waiting patiently before he inks his record deal (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)
Sneakyy is at Bad Boy South Headquarters waiting patiently before he inks his record deal (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)

My standout records or moments to date have been: “I put out this song ‘Out My Face’ featuring Rich Home Quan last year. At the time I put out like three songs because for a while I was hella inactive. So I put out different sounding records to see what’s going to be the bigger one. That one skyrocketed. I was like, ‘oh shit, people are fucking with me.’ I started to see it trickle over into my other socials and people were trying to book me for shows because of that one song. That songs entire run lead to me to where I am now, which is inking my deal with Bad Boy.”

My goal in hip-hop is: “To make it better, kind of just encourage people to take their time and be themselves. I’m not trying to be no body or sound like nobody where everybody is the poor’s man version of whoever. I say that out load because I’m just trying to be completely transparent of who I am and encourage to do the same. Be you.”

Sneakyy poses for the camera at Bad Boy South headquarters in Atlanta,GA (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)
Sneakyy poses for the camera at Bad Boy South headquarters in Atlanta,GA (AP Photo/Ciara Carnes)

Follow Sneakyy on Twitter and Soundcloud.