Gifted and Fitted

"Amateur Hour's Over"... That's the mindset and vision of how we do things at Gifted N Fitted. Everything we do in life has a purpose and should be attacked with a professional mentality.

The mentality and drive that Gifted and Fitted displays on the field, gym, and any arena it steps in was displayed when they came in and spread the love. Taz Stevenson and company came to people that needed an extra hand. In times where it may be hard to smile, this group of gentlemen brought a moment of smiles all around.

We met Taz while he was training with Matt Houston (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Team China Basketball National Team). On the field we saw a powerful man that was focused and driven to reach his goals. He was all heart and dedication. Our multimedia division shot his training video as he prepared for his return to football at the professional level. But, it was his smile and good hearted nature that shined while following him for a couple days. It was an honor to work with Taz and the whole Gifted and Fitted family.

A true warrior at the essence of the word, so next time you’re in Hawai’i make sure to connect with Taz Stevenson and bring back a stronger you. Gifted and Fitted provides individual and team training. From the California shoreline to Hawai’i we respectfully shout Mahalo to a brother because the ripples of his work are felt far and wide!

Big Ups to the music by: Two Friends - Just a Kid



Las Vegas' own: LOST ELEMENTS

We met C. Will from Lost Elements a while back when he performed on the same bill Legend was performing on in Las Vegas, Nevada. C. Will's energy and delivery caught our attention and his professionalism kept the relationship going. 

We are lucky to have been able to watch the growth of this rap group consisting of three members: Big Skoon, Datzdiggy, and C. Will. Not to many people get the chance to see a group on the rise.  So, A&R's, labels, producers and other people have a chance to jump aboard early.

For a long time Las Vegas has hosted artists, performers and rockstars who were on their way to solidifying their music careers. But, never have they looked over the fence to The Strip's backyard where local, raw, starving artists hustle in whatever way they can get to their hands on the mics.

With a plethora of hip-hop artists in any given city across the country, it can be difficult to stand out and turn heads. However, Lost Elements have been keeping hip-hop alive with their head bobbing beats and dope lyrical bars.

Add Lost Elements to the things to do and see while in Vegas.  All it takes is a couple clicks and experience the elements. LISTEN, SHARE, LIKE the new music of Vegas' Own: Lost Elements.

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LEGEND Back on the West Coast Oct 28th

Lyrical master of flow Legend comes back to the West Coast and performs along with other dope artists like: Linoskiii, Tyme Seekers, Dat Boi H.O.P on October 28th, 2017 for the Halloweed Event at The Alchemy Lounge in Downtown L.A.. "I've been working real hard in the studio to finish up the album and we're real close.  I appreciate the love that I get when I'm in Cali and happy to be going back out there." - Legend

This evening is clearly going to be lit!!!  Connect and follow the artists and those putting on the show.

Brought to you by What is Hip Hop, Transend Concierge, Dani Killafournya, and Namek
Music, Culture, Art and Premium Cannabis.

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Must be 21 and older to enter.
*DRINK SPECIALS throughout the night!
The Alchemy Lounge Downtown L.A.- 604 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Directions

Hip Pop With a Twist

This write up can be foundcan be found at Above Average Hip Hop

Oso Major, home to artist Legend–who we’ve featured a few times now–recently hit us up with their latest artist, Sirweah. With a cadence that almost resembles J Cole, the young artist isn’t married to hip-hop exclusively and dabbles in a sound that more accurately resembles ‘hip-pop,’ although he has bars [evidenced by his remix of Wizkid’s Afropop hit, “Final (Baba Nla)”]. This loose allegiance to one particular sound not only paints a picture of him as a real artist but also makes his catalog of music currently available deliciously eclectic; an example of this is his unique spin on Jason Chen’s acoustic version of “Photograph.”

“For me, it’s never been about proving myself the best rapper or vocalist; there’s always going to be someone who has me beat at that,” he points out. “If I could, however, give the best feeling to a listener with just one song, then I feel like I’ve succeeded. That’s what my music has always been about; making people feel, and giving them hope from those emotions.”

His latest record, “Everybody Knows,” is a piano-driven, radio-ready single that helps to establish his sound as established; with a catchy sing-song hook and an undertone of ‘look at me I made it,’ the record has legs. You can grab it now on iTunes. Check out some of his music below.

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Sirweah's Making of "Everyone Knows" [Single]

The newest star in the making from Oso Major Entertainment, Sirweah brings his hit single, “Everyone Knows”.  The creativity from this multi talented artist is shared with a behind the scenes look at the creation of his single.

For those that do not know this major artist, Sirweah is a Singer/Songwriter and record producer from New Jersey. 

His music is a result of experimenting, primarily, with Pop and Hip Hop music, which he often tags as "Hip Pop". Although he dabbles in such genres, the Liberian native, considers himself to be less of the ordinary rapper or singer that's confined to one style, but rather an artist that uses inspiration from all avenues to paint a bigger picture that is his music.

 

"Everyone Knows" Press Release

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“Everyone Knows” is the first single from Sirweah’s upcoming project, “Sounds from Overseas”.   This track shows how Sirweah can tell a story with lyrical punch lines that resonate with his audience and shows his range and powerful voice as he sings his own hook.  The comparisons to B.O.B and even Kid Cudi draw you into the song as he tells you where he came from, “We came along way from singing in dem hallways” to his motivation of creating a beautiful picture of passion and drive as he states he will never stop making music. 

Sirweah (pronounced Sir-way) is a Singer/Songwriter and record producer from New Jersey. His music is a result of experimenting, primarily, with Pop and Hip Hop music which he often tags as "Hip Pop". Although he dabbles in such genres, the Liberian native, considers himself to be less of the ordinary rapper or singer that's confined to one style, but rather an artist that uses inspiration from all avenues to paint a bigger picture that is his music.

"For me, it's never been about proving myself the best rapper or vocalist; there's always going to be someone who has me beat at that," says the humble artist who also admits to not being very devoted to Hip Hop at a young age. "If I could, however, give the best feeling to a listener with just one song, then I feel like I've succeeded. That's what my music has always been about; making people feel, and giving them hope from those emotions". This mindset is what sets him on a different path - a sonically and conceptually liberating one.

Listen to "Everyone Knows"

INTERVIEW with Legend & Purple Bars

Coming out of Springfield, Illinois, hails a very lyrical artist by the name of Legend. Hopefully, he will live up to his stage name. So far, after streaming his tracks “I’m Here,” “Count of 3,” “Stand for Somethin'” and “Protect And Serve,” we can bet that over time, Legend will be on everyone’s radar. Our philosophy is it’s better to give proper due to an artist now and that’s what we are doing today.

Recently signed by OSO Major Entertainment, Legend is busy making move and creating that music that everyone can vibe to. Legend is versatility, mixing hip hop and R&B in his music. His artistry is definitely well-rounded. So, we had to do an interview with this new artist and see what he has been up to, his highlights of his career thus far, plus more. Peep the interview below!

Tell us about yourself and your music.

Legend: The majority of the music I create, is a release. It’s the heartaches, the anger, the love, the lust. It’s the highs and the lows. There is a story behind every song.

How would you describe your sound?

Legend: Lyrical music that paints a picture for you.

Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.

Legend: I listen to different instrumentals from various producers. Once I hear one that I fall in live with, the song pretty much writes itself. The instrumental basically says to me “this is a love song”, or “this is a song about kicking it and having fun”. My job is to apply the words to describe what the music is saying

What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?

Legend: I’m currently working on a mixtape Shoot 2 Kill, as well as my sophomore album Technical Difficulties .

What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?

Legend: I would have to say performing at The House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. It was one of the last performances before it was torn down, so that makes it pretty special as well.

Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).

Legend: I would say right now it would be, a collab with Future. I love his work.

Name something random that people do not know about you.

Legend: My favorite genre of music is R&B. I love hip-hop as well, but R&B has my heart.

What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?

Legend: I’ve learned that promotion is THE most important aspect of music. There are tons and tons of very talented and gifted people out here. At the end of the day, what really matters is being in the right place at the right time. So you have to be everywhere.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Legend: You can expect me to show off my versatility. The mixtape is going prove my lyrical talent and my album is geared more towards catchy music that you won’t be able to get out of your head.

Anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Legend: Like I said before promotion is key, so if you enjoy the music that I create please, please share it with as many people possible.

***** Written by Trish Wallace - Follow Purple Bars