D Pryde

D Pryde

Russell “D-Pryde” LLantino is an 18-year-old Canadian rapper/singer/songwriter
with a fan base that extends to over 250,000 with over 46.5 million YouTube
views to prove it. The Toronto Filipino rapper/singer released a series of wildly
popular “freeverses”, covers, and originals building his fanbase along the way.
With one successful mixtape released in 2011, his label, Mars Music Group is
preparing to release his second mixtape, Flagship (June 3, 2012) as well as his
debut commercial EP this summer. Often compared to a cross between Drake
and Eminem, D-Pryde is the next superstar to come out of Canada and take on
the music world.

Signed to Mars Music Group in 2010, D-Pryde likes to refer to his music as “Hip-
Pop” for his infectious singing melodies intertwined with his clever lyrical delivery.
D-Pryde has turned into a YouTube phenomenon being the # 8 most viewed
artist in Canada (April 2012) and the # 43 most viewed artists worldwide (April
2012). He also maintains steady visibility thru social media including over 81,000
Twitter followers and 160,000 Facebook fans. Being from Filipino descent D-
Pryde represents a huge worldwide population that is ready to call hip-hop as
their own.

With the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape Mars in 2011, D-Pryde was
asked to join J Cole on his Canadian leg of the tour. This is where he really
refined his performance skills to sold out shows nightly. With his busy touring and
recording schedule he continues to be grounded to his family in Toronto but is
on a mission to get his music heard. “This new album is basically a story of how
my life changed since signing my deal” said D-Pryde. “I was a kid that grew up
too fast; so with all I learned, I flushed all that knowledge and struggle into these
songs. Flagship is for my fans who continue to grow with me.”

D-Pryde and Mars Music Group partnered up with leading hip-hop and
pop producers to help define the D-Pryde sound. Featured producers include
Reefa (The Game, Fabolous, Rick Ross), August Rigo (Justin Bieber, Musiq
Soulchild), and talented newcomer Den-Z for this new album. Once you listen to
Flagship you’ll be hooked. Once you hear songs like “Mistress”, “Bottom Dollar”
and “Hometown” you’ll be addicted to his flow, pop sensibility and witty lyrical
play. Stay tuned to witness the birth of a superstar.


Mike-Dash-E, While the rap game is filled with talent, few have the will and ambition to turn that potential for greatness into a full time career. Mike-Dash-E is a rare breed of MC, who's undying passion for music and hustling has allowed him to combine pure soulful lyriscm with a ceaseless work ethic and drive that's influenced by his roots in both the 3rd world and the birthplace of independent hip-hop.

Born in the Philippines, and raised in The Bay Area, Mike has lived his life inspired by his mantra: "3rd World Hustle". It's deeply entrenched in the content of his lyrics, and it's largely responsible for his untiring resolve to take his career into his own hands and regularly make big things happen.

In a short span, without the aid of a manger or an publicist, Mike has been able to raise the bar for professionalism and drive for young MC's. He has been recording music prolifically and has already released 8 projects, his album "Dash with Me", mixtape #IAMHUSTLE, and latest release "Burgundy Project" with HBK producer Nick Maples. Additionally, Mike, along with DJ BEZ and KMEL's DJ Amen, have hosted 3 volumes of his compilation series, Clap City, which have been catalysts for the #NewBay movement.

Mike's brand of uplifting and inspiring music has broken over 1.6 Million YouTube views, has made it to the radio in 5 different markets (LA, NY, Hawaii, Canada and The Bay), it's been featured on websites such as WorldStarHipHop, Dj Ill Will's HotNewHipHop.com, Onsmash, WetheWest, www.DJBooth.net and StashMagazineOnline, it's resulted in his own Pandora channel, and in 2011 he was named one of KMEL and Thizzler On The Roof's Bay Area Freshmen 11 for 2011 with co-stars like Kreayshawn and LoveRance.

Additionally Mike has adopted the mentality that live performance is the best way for him to showcase his talent and interact with both fans and potential fans. Therefore he's also dedicated himself to crafting a stand out live show. He often performs with his band 19 Diamons and has done shows in SF, Oakland, Sacramento, LA, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Reno and in 2012 Mike was invited to New York to perform for Peter Rosenberg's Hot 97 Showcase "Generation Next." During his 2012 travels Mike went overseas to the motherland, Philippines where he performed and did his homecoming furthermore branding his "3rd World Hustle" movement.

To add to his many hustle's Mike runs his own label SMG / 3 UP Music who currently have the following artists Adrian Per, P Mac, Rollin Beats, and Cal-A; he directs his own videos, and has his own clothing line "3 UP CLOTHING" (www.3upclothing.com). He is set to drop 6 projects before the end of 2013 so be on the look out for #TurnitupaRATCH set to drop in May 2013.

J. Lately distinguishes himself with his classic boom bap style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene.



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