January 6, 2022
DJ Bad Tha Problem, esteemed DJ and CEO of Certified Hitz Music Group, presents his latest mixtape ‘Turn Up Music [EDM Edition] Vol.13’ out now on digital platforms. Listeners are sure to press play on the max volume and vibe out to this fresh dose of striking EDM and Hip Hop mixes. Check out the full interview with DJ Tha Problem and connect with him below.
MJ: Before we jump into your new mixtape “Turn Up Music [EDM Edition] Vol. 13”, tell us what it’s like being a DJ in one of the hottest cities in the country? I know there’s nothing like home base, but do you have other favorite hot spots you DJ at?
DJ Bad Tha Problem: Being a DJ in Florida is a lot of fun compared to being a DJ in my home state NJ. I have had offers to DJ at a few clubs around my city but turned those down to focus on making mixtapes, working with my two artists, building brands and networking, etc.
MJ: “Turn Up Music [EDM Edition] Vol. 13”, what can listeners and fans expect from this mixtape? This is volume 13, shed some light on how you keep fans coming back for more.
DJ Bad Tha Problem: Fans and listeners can expect a lot of certified hitz from “Turn Up Music [EDM Edition] Vol. 13”. It is not just your typical EDM tape. If you’re a fan of EDM and Hip Hop, you’ll be getting the best of both worlds, not just on this volume but in the whole “Turn Up Music [EDM Edition]” mixtape series. This mixtape series has by far been the most successful series I’ve ever put together. I have been overwhelmed by the numbers and the support behind this mixtape series. Shout out to all the people who have listened and downloaded any of the previous volumes and shout out to the bootleggers too. I am currently working on the next volume which I should be releasing sometime in 2022 probably in late January or early February.
MJ: Your next show is on January 8th at Karma Sutra Lounge in NYC, please share all that 411!
DJ Bad Tha Problem: January 8th is going to be a spectacular certified event. Me and my artist City The Great will be holding a mixtape/album release party not just for our project “Respectfully Yours”, but for my artist debut album “The Wordsmith” under the legendary Special Ed’s label SEMedia. The event will be held at the Karma Sutra Lounge in NYC, from 7 pm to 2 am. Expect live performances from City The Great and the artists under Certified Nation Ent, great food and drinks, and nothing but good music. DJ Buena Vida and I will be on the 1’s and 2’s. We will be having some surprise celebrity guests at the event. I cannot disclose who will be in attendance, however, If you want to find out you will have to be there for yourself…free entry! I mean who doesn’t like free stuff, am I right? Plus, we will be celebrating my artist’s birthday.
MJ: You don’t only wear the hat as DJ and CEO, but you’re also a producer and A&R. It’s not uncommon for us to play various roles in the music industry, do you favor one role more than the other? Does one present more challenges than the others?
DJ Bad Tha Problem: I personally don’t favor one role over the other. I enjoy all the roles I play equally. The only role that presents more of a challenge for me is being a producer. The challenge that I have is sitting down and taking time to make my own music from scratch. I have dabbled with making beats for a while now, even gotten my first placement with an indie artist I was working with at the time but haven’t really taken it seriously. I plan on changing that next year. I’ve helped produce other artist’s projects in the past even helped produce some of the tracks on City The Great’s upcoming mixtape “Respectfully Yours”. And no, I’m not talking about strictly just making beats. There is a big difference between being a beatmaker and a producer. However, I am not just a DJ, CEO, Producer, and A&R. I do pretty much everything by myself and have been for a very long time. From videos, audio engineering, promoting, building websites, etc., I used to do graphics too but not anymore. I have a main graphic designer now. Shout out to MefDesigns. Doing everything by myself can be challenging, tiring, and sometimes stressful but I love music. I don’t have the time to wait on anyone.
MJ: Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
DJ Bad Tha Problem: Expect a lot more mixtape projects from me next year and be on the lookout for City The Great’s mixtape titled “Respectfully Yours” hosted by yours truly, dropping January 8th on all streaming platforms…Turn Up Music [EDM Edition] Vol. 14 is coming real soon as well as Love & R&B Vol. 27. I have a new mixtape series in the works, I am still working out all the details, and I will be bringing back the mixtape series “Definition Of A Hustler” featuring a lot of dope independent artists, so stay tuned and be on the lookout for that!
Connect with DJ Bad Tha Problem
Official Website: https://www.officialdjbadthaproblem.com/
August 18, 2021
Ponyboy Mike, rapper/singer based out of Lancaster, NC releases his new hit single “Stay Humble.” The single is taken from his mixtape ‘Let Me Express Myself.’ Ponyboy Mike delivers intricate wordplay defining his moves in and out of the industry. While some claim he’s fake, he’s on the low maintaining his goals and riding in his lane. From a broken child with no home to sitting on top of indie charts, Ponyboy Mike is just getting started…humbly the whole ride through. Stream “Stay Humble” and connect with Ponyboy Mike below.
December 2, 2020
Jay Bezel coined as Bezel releases his latest mixtape ‘Money Bag Mob’N’ hosted by Sam Hoody. The Philly born rapper and at times NY and ATL based, delivers 12 tracks loaded with freestyles and in your face bars. Stream the mixtape and connect with Jay Bezel and Sam Hoody below.
01 Jay Bezel – Check Freestyle
02 Jay Bezel ft. Casino – Poppin Freestyle
03 Jay Bezel Ft Niro – Mobb shit
04 Jay Bezel Ft Big Ooh! x Casino – Slaughter
05 Jay Bezel – Isis Freestyle
06 Jay Bezel ft Gillie Da Kid – Agenda
07 Jay Bezel – Biggie Freestyle
08 Jay Bezel – All The Way Up Freestyle
09 Jay Bezel – Day Of A Hustler
10 Jay Bezel ft. Big Ooh! & Nafeesa – So Special
11 Jay Bezel – Trippin Freestyle
12 Jay Bezel & DJ Alamo – Walk By (Fashion Week Freestyle)
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November 30, 2020
Completely self-made, the Chicago born, Ohio-bred and Atlanta based singer, songwriter, and rapper 3LetterzNuk flexes both his production and lyrical prowess in his most substantial release to date.
Weaving rhymes with confidence and swagger over a smooth R&B foundation across 14 clever cuts, the ‘I’m Back’ mixtape is available now on all platforms via ZENtertainment/Sony Music.
June 30, 2020
DJ Digga presents ‘Rockboy or Die’ Volume 2. The 22-track mixtape, hosted by DJ Digga, includes artists signed or affiliated with D/R Period’s Rockboy Records.
Although the entire mixtape is brewing with bangers, there are several tracks that stand out. Certified Gangsta featuring Fly Ty of Rockboy G’z, Computa, and Jerseyboy, blends a classic throwback vibe with cutthroat, aggressive bars. It’s evident this crew needs no reason at all to pop off. Rah ILL delivers intricate lyrics in Makes No Sense to call out rappers who expect wins without the hustle and grind. No Better Love by Big Smooth featuring K. Michelle is a captivating blend of bars and catchy melodies thanking the hoods for their block to block love. Rockboy G’z, who are famed for their gritty street tracks, invites listeners into a “G World Order” in Give It Up. Earth rattling bass and drums intensify the deafening energy from the G’z. Where I’m From is straight bars, no hook needed by Berry Goodz, and serves as an ode to NY from his young buck to grown-up days. Kyng Leek speeds up the tempos to ignite heat in Blue Devil, a track defining his come up. DeDe Sharon and Ms. Shica go all in, no holds barred in Money Bandz, and prove they can hold their own in a male-dominated game. They’re on a mission so back off their a** and t*ts and take heed to their message.
Rockboy Records, legendary “Hit Maker” D/R Period along with NY’s own DJ Digga are no disappointment when it comes to delivering that pure Hip-Hop fix. Stream ‘Rockboy or Die’ Volume 2 on preferred platforms below.
May 18, 2020
DJ Smilez presents ‘Wet 3’ available on Audiomack. The 11-track mixtape features Ludacris, Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Floetry, Jill Scott, Jagged Edge, Pretty Ricky, and more. Stream below and connect with DJ Smilez.
Sex Room (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Ludacris ft. Trey Songz6:26
Freak’in Me (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Jamie Foxx ft. Marsha Ambrosius5:47
Say Yes (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Floetry5:30
So Gone (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Jill Scott ft. Paul Wall4:54
Walked Outta Heaven (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Jagged Edge6:49
He Can’t Love You (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Jagged Edge4:11
Falsetto (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) The Dream5:27
Slow Kisses (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Joe5:29
Call Me (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Pretty Ricky4:53
Faithful (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Plies5:52
Love Song (Slowed N Chopped by SLABAllstarz DJ Smilez) Missez ft. Pimp C5:43
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05. “Suicide” Feat. OneInThe4Rest
06. “Sex” Feat. Slim Jxmmi
09. “I’m Innocent”
10. “Curry Durant”