New hit song by Tha Sire "The Lights" has been flowing through social media and gaining more and more fans by the hour. Take a listen for you will understand why Tha Sire is getting so popular. This is what L had to say." With eyes on the prize, Tha SIRE has proudly watched Tha E souljahs rise. The ground floor group and label has come up and now proudly lifts the veil to his upcoming new projects. This will be his first since his debut album, Tha ARRIVAL Built from the bottom up, the record label established by Ernie Jimenez is a fitting example of what hard work and an a visionary dream can create. A bootstrap operation built by the son of Mexican immigrants, Tha E is too independent, positive, hard-core so-it-yourself hip-hop and rap what Jimenez AKA Tha SIRE is to a new movement that seeks to bridge communities while providing alternative role models for young people caught up in the endless cycle of gang violence and racial animosity." "I grew up in East LA and the Inland Empire," says Jimenez, songwriter, producer and emerging record label mogul. "In the end, my parents moved me to Arizona because they wanted more for me and my siblings, something better for me." Jimenez, who performs as Tha SIRE as a way to express only the most dignified and truly noble aspects of fatherhood, is convinced that our young people need role models who are honorable and just and believe in the sanctity of life. Coming of age on the streets of East LA and the back alleys of San Bernardino, Jimenez was no stranger to gang life and admits that the lure of the streets was strong. As a rebellious adolescent, he knew jail from the inside as a result of his affiliations. He was, however, savvy enough to take heed when concerned educators found their way into the halls to offer knowledge and advice. "Even if I was acting like I was hard and didn't care, I listened," says Jimenez. Meanwhile on the home front, his parents were busy trying to cope with a son who appeared to be on the wrong track and head straight for the end of a dead end street. With a fresh start in the desert, Jimenez managed to beat the odds, finish high and earn a degree. And most importantly, after getting his paper straight and his life on track, he launched himself as an artist with a clear conscience and a vision and a mission to build an empire. Influenced by the oldies as wells as the early hip-hop styles of Easy E, N.W.A., LL Cool J, and Run DMC, Jimenez often found himself among, break dance crews while watching members of his family practice beat boxing. "I always loved music. My dad always loved music, nothing professional, but he would pull out the guitar, and play while me and my brother watched" Jimenez says, explaining where it all began and riffing on his need to create a legacy of hip-hop based on truth instead of the usual bling-bling bluster. "I don't say I have a Cadillac Escalade just to rhyme. I tell the truth about what I know and at the same time, I want it relate to everybody, no matter what city they live in, whether it's a love song or a song about the streets," he adds, defining himself as a realist, a characteristic uncommon in the industry. "Every city has the same concrete, the same asphalt." With 18 songs collected on his first major release, Tha Arrival, Tha SIRE solidifies his emergence as a father of a new dynasty. Among the stand-out tracks are the true life tales embodied in: "ThugRollin," "Gave My Life Away," "Where we're From," "Soldier oftha Street," "Life and Death," "Why Every time,""Street lessons and "It just goes on." Executive produced by ThaSIRE, Tha ARRIVAL features vocal stylings by Kokane, Kurupt, KMG (Above the Law) and Goldie Loc and is available in stores now. The debut will now be followed this fall by new releases from the growing roster of artists signed to Tha E. First to come out will be the ENOUGH SAID mixtape by Tha SIRE followed by his second album Tha OCCUPATION. Dates are not yet set but Tha SIRE is currently in the studio working hard on his new projects. "No cuss words" says Jimenez as he describes and sums up his new music. "I'm excited" is also what he replies when speaking of the song he will be releasing as his return "THEY SAY I SAY" . "The song and video will speak for itself". For more information, visit www.esouljahs.com or call L at (623)-419-2289
Jonathan Thomas is a folk singer-songwriter from Phoenix, AZ.
Jonathan has always been attracted to the integrity, honesty and timelessness of folk music. "There are so many folk songs that are still relevant today even though they are 100 years old... I want to write songs like that!" Jonathan's songs acknowledge the reality of darkness and struggles in the world while encouraging his listeners to persevere. Performing with The Little Room Band, Jonathan is a folk singer who writes vulnerable, relevant songs while maintaining the traditional forms of folk and bluegrass.
Music has always been her lifeblood and at times would drive her parents crazy, for she would never stop singing, she was a living radio.
In 1991 in addition to writing poetry and singing she picked up the violin. coming from a musically gifted father, she found that playing music came naturally to her. She ended up playing this beautiful instrument for 14 years, in addition to 2 years of viola and 1 year on Cello. But from her many years of playing she injured herself and ended up developing tendonitis in her left elbow and right shoulder. This all came to the surface during her first year in college, as a vocal major, when she was finally learning the piano, she had to drop out after one semester and not play any instruments for 6 months.
Once she was healed she began to teach herself piano. She'd always wanted to learn it and instantly fell in love. But it didn't always come easy to her. The concept of singing while playing proved to be a tad tricky at times, but with anything that is challenging to her, she practiced until she persevered.
April has been writing music and poetry since she could put a pen to paper. Her lyrics always come from a place that she knows, her life. She has lived major ups and downs and all are reflected in her music. when she is in love she writes songs that could melt any man's heart, but when she's been hurt she writes lyrics that touch many deeply. She admits she has made many mistakes, but if given the opportunity wouldn't change a thing from her past, for they all made her who she is today.
"piano strings" is a great example of this. A song about a horrible relationship, April jokes, "well at least i got a good song out of the whole thing". She is shocked at how this song has really taken off. With it's provocative lyrics and energetic piano she leaves nothing out. It's all right there for us all.
No matter where life leads her, we can always rest on knowing she'll be singing about it in one way.
when asked, what if you never get your heart broken again, she replies with, "no worries there, i have enough ammo to last a lifetime!"
April is currently hard at work on her album and singing at local venues and open mics whenever she can.
Stay tuned, for this is just the beginning!
Biography RayRay Lynchmen is a up and coming Arizona hip hop artist. Born and raised in the Mid West. Currently living in Phoenix ,Arizona is and aspiring artist building more exposure for his music and his community. RayRay Lynchmen has a 90's hip hop feel with that 2000 bounce. Driven by his love, life and loyalty Ray Ray Lynchmen is a brewing pot of excellence
Sam Braxten is an Arizonan musician and singer-songwriter.
Braxten grew up in the Capital of his home country Guatemala. It was the unfortunate events of September 11 2001, which shook Sam hard enough and lead him to write his very first song based on those events at the early age of just 11.
Braxten began his career in the local AZ music scene in 2006, when he joined a rock band in High School and started playing shows at local venues around the East Valley. He had a 6 year stint playing and touring with a number of local AZ bands that ranged from hard-core to pop-rock genres. His previous bands shared the stage with artists such as The Maine, Anarbor, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Opiate for the Masses to name a few. Braxten decided to go solo in January 2012 after returning from performing live at The Sundance Film Festival in Provo Utah with his previous band "Beretta Sun".
Sam Braxten released his first EP, The Young & The Lost, on April 25, 2013 which was self-produced at his home studio. The EP featured 4 tracks, "Waiting","All day", "The young & the lost" and "Then you came in". the material circulated the internet on sites such as reverbnation.com, thesixtyone.com, and youtube.com. Throughout 2013-14 Sam Braxten promoted his material by playing shows in which he opened for artists such as "The Kottonmouth Kings" at the 2014 Pima County Fair in Arizona and band "The Cab" at The 2014 Muirstock Festival in UC San Diego. The EP was removed from online sources in 2014 as he felt he needed a much stronger production to kick-start his solo career. During this time Sam Braxten was also featured in a three page spread article about his music which was published in the SanTan Sun News on Dec. 7, 2013 which titles "Chandler Musician plays underground".
Beginning June 5th. 2014 and ending in October of that year Sam Braxten played every Thursday night at a local coffee shop in Gilbert "The Bold Roost". Every Thursday night he would feature local acts such as Thomas Knight, Lady KO, Miles to nowhere and highly acclaimed AZ band Bear Ghost.
Braxten's second EP, titled Chapter I, was released on May 9, 2015 at the main stage in Tempe Marketplace. This Debut EP features singles "Away from here" and "I Should've known" which were featured on KUKQ Phoenix radio stream for their local soundcheck show on April 1st, 2014. The EP also features songs "Let go (figure it out)" and "Burn it" which are part of his live set. The EP was well received by fans and locals. The EP was mixed and produced by Mike Oliver at Tuff Tones Studios and mastered by Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen (Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Elton John).
You can find and/or purchase "Chapter I" on Itunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon and Youtube music.
Pandora streams a Sam Braxten radio station which features Chapter I and songs of other artists alike.
Sam Braxten is currently playing live at venues, and stages all around Arizona to promote "Chapter I". Be sure to check facebook.com/sambraxten for show updates and his official website sambraxten.com is set to launch in late September 2016 which will feature info, media, tour dates and extra content for fans to enjoy