“Boost Da Mic” A Performance Series Hit

On January 31, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

Boost Mobil by Motorola started the new year with the last two sessions of a four-store open mic series. “Boost Da Mic” is a cell phone marketing campaign that showcased local talent from Markham and Chicago, Illinois. Selected Boost Mobil stores were crammed with poets, rappers/MCs, and singers, as performer gave the audience a boost […]

MC Precise on RedHotRadio.FM

On January 31, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

MC Precise has a chat with RedHotRadio.FM host Yakira Levi. Eddie Lamar Jr. aka Precise discusses his music, family and Haitian Creole heritage. Interview, production, and editing by Yakira Levi. Click below to replay the MC Precise interview on RedHotRadio.FM

African Festival Performers Weather the Storm

On September 7, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI |   While other parts of the Chicagoland area suffered tornado watches, thunderstorms, and flash flood problems – Africa International House USA, Inc. and die-hard African Festival of the Arts, fans occupied Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. Despite heavy rains this past Labor Day weekend, most festival goers, vendors, and musicians […]

After 7 Performs Timeless Music In Chicago

On August 30, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI |   After a 20-year hiatus the harmonic R&B group, After 7 is back on the charts with another studio album, entitled Timeless. Runnin Out, made it to No. 3 on the R&B Charts. If I, written and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, is currently being played on radio […]

R&B Singer Tweet Releasing New Music Soon

On July 3, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Before the popularity of a digital media platform that started out with a 140-character limit, the masses had already grown quite fond of Tweet, Grammy Nominated R&B singer-songwriter, and guitarist; best known for the 2002 chart-topping classic Oops (Oh My) an ode to self-love, featuring four-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott. […]

Angela Davis Speech Galvanizes International Solidarity

On June 26, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

By Yakira Levi | Chicago, Illinois – Rule through terror and death has plagued people of color all over the world, since the onset of colonialism. This is precisely the reason why Professor Angela Y. Davis calls for international unity amongst social activists at home and abroad.   On Sunday, June 17, 2018, the Chicago […]

Knowledge of Self

On May 1, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

By Yakira Levi | Knowledge of self is to know yourself. To know who you are, what you are, and to be conscious of your capabilities. Being aware allows for creatively achieving your full potential. Knowledge starts with the mind. What you put into your mind is important, because what you receive mentally is what […]

The Difference Between an MC and a Rapper

On April 1, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

By Yakira Levi | Hip-Hop is music and artistic expression built upon the elements of a DJ, the MC, B-Boys, and Graffiti Art. DJ Kool Herc created hip-hop music in 1973, and his presence contributes to the Jamaican-African-American style of the musical toasting of today. DJ Kool Herc’s music created a culture that includes a […]

What Is Hip-Hop?

On March 1, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

By Yakira Levi | Hip-hop is a culture of creative expression built upon rhythmic break beats, scratches, and loops presented by the DJ, poetic storytelling chanted by the MC, intricate break dance moves of B-Boys defying gravity, the beauty of aerosol created Graffiti Art painted with visual appeal and the cultural influence or self-awareness exhibited […]

Shavakeyah, The High Priestess of Soul

On June 19, 2016, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

  Interview By Yakira Levi | Her voice is rich and strong, as she commands the audience to absorb her message of peace. Her stature is strong and sturdy, yet feminine. Her lyrics are infused with heavenly thoughts, dignity, and encouragement. Her source is the Most High, the G-d of Israel. She has a sultry […]

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