Voting Now Open for the 2018 NAMA. Cast your vote for "Ask Yo Mama" - The GroovaLottos 'Best Pop Recording' and "Flippin" - Soul Poet's Syndicate 'Best Music Video'
NEW YORK - Tuesday night the Native American Music Association announced to top nominees for the 2018 Native American Music Awards and once again, Liberation Multimedia recording artists are on the ticket!
The GroovaLottos and their 4x Grammy nominated album "Ask Yo' Mama" can now add 'Best Pop Recording' by the Native American Music
Soul Poets Records releases E.P. by Hip Hop Jazz Percussionist & MC The ZYG 808 a week after the debut of his Music Video "The Concerto".
BOSTON - "At The Party" by The ZYG 808 is an EP that is being heralded as one of the upcoming generations re-embracing of true Hip-hop, goes live on all download and streaming music services today. Offering a small taste of what's in store on the young Emcee's album "The Intro" slated for release in 2019.
Grammy Nominated soul band, The GroovaLottos will be playing at SOB's on September 1st. Almost as impresisive as their live show are the musician's foundations as backing players for the who's who of classic and contemporary soul music.
NEW YORK – The GroovaLottos Phunk Party @ SOB's is proving to be one of the music scene buzzes of New York City for the Labor Day weekend. First coming to international attention in 2016 with their debut single, "Do You Mind (IfWeDanceWitYoDates)?" spending 41 wee
The Tomaquag Museum and Charlestown’s Rhythm & Roots Festival are adding The GroovaLottos — a Wampanoag-led, Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band, to the festival’s lineup, marking the first time a Native American led group will be featured.
Charlestown, RI- The Rhythm & Roots Festival 2018 will feature The GroovaLottos — a Wampanoag-led, Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band, will be added to the festival's September 2nd lineup, marking the first time a Native American led group will be featur
Some of the original venues to present Hip-hop include Block Parties and community events. In this tradition, The ZYG 808 brings his sound and message to the people on The Phunk Hits 2018 summer tour.
Last Saturday was the "4 Corners Day" celebration in Dorchester, MA, a family oriented event for the community held in Mother's Rest Park. The next day was an outdoor performance in Lopes Square in Provincetown, where a crowd gathered to hear the young MC flex his style. This coming Saturday, it's
The Phunk Hits 2018 summer concert tour is in full swing and the next stop is Focsicles in Provincetown, this coming Saturday.
The next stop on the party train is on Saturday, June 2 at Focsicles at the Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8PM show. $10 cover at the door. Focsicles is a new, family friendly, live music venue in Ptown and this will be the first of two stops that The GroovaLottos will be making at this venue as a part of The Phunk Hits
Hip-Hop Jazz Artist The ZYG 808 looks at the summer ahead as a featured artist on The Phunk Hits 2018 tour and working on his debut album, "The Intro".
Playing four shows in a row is a sign of things to come for The ZYG 808, as this past week was Haley House Bakery on Thursday, Southport on Friday, Dedham Square Coffeehouse on Saturday, and the Hyannis Open Street Festival on Sunday afternoon. "I didn't even bother taking my drums out of Pop's trunk." explained the soon-to-be 15 year-old percussi
Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band kick-off The Phunk Hits 2018 with a show at Beatnik's in Worcester. Listen to their music on WICN's "Soul Serenade" Monday nights 7 - 10 pm.
The summer concert tour season is upon us! This coming Saturday night, the place to be is Beatnik's, 433Park Ave, Worcester at 9 PM when The GroovaLottos turn the room into a party. Saturday, May 26th is the first date of The Phunk Hits 2018, a concert tour featuring the 4-time Grammy nominated band The GroovaLottos and
There's a party going on in Dedham!!! The Coffeehouse Soul Sessions will be the after-party for the "Show Em Whatcha Got!" road show event. The show starts at 8pm in the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High Street in Dedham, MA.
Historic happenings are in store at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse this coming Saturday, where Coffeehouse Soul Sessions will be the after-party for the Hip-Hop Road Show, inviting veteran MCs to take the mic and rock with the band. Showtime starts at 8pm. DSCH is located a
The Phunk Hits 2018 summer concert tour schedule has been published with additional dates to come throughout the eastern region. The kick-off show will be in Worcester, MA
Summer is coming and so is the The Phunk Hits 2018 summer street concert tour, featuring The GroovaLottos and The ZYG 808. Song Keepers, LTD has announced that the tour is set to kick off on May 26 in Worcester and is running until October 14th, hitting parks, street corners, and a few indoor venues throughout Massachusetts, N
Members of Grammy nominated band and self-contained songwriting and production unit, The GroovaLottos have formed a company for artist development, and production services.
Labels, managers and artists looking to take their careers to the next level now have an option for a high quality product by working with Down Streeters, LLC. The company, formed by Eddie Ray Johnson and Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor of The GroovaLottos offer music production services in the all genres of rock, soul, hip-hop, bl
Rising percussionist and MC discusses how studying jazz has influenced his work as a hip-hop artist.
Since the introduction of the Walkman, to see a teenager with a pair of headphones or earbuds on is a common sight. We now have decades of parents complaining about the mind numbing effect of having music pumped into your ears all of the time as well as the isolating effect of personal listening devices. For musicians this activity is a form of studying as opposed to escapism. Such is the case wit
The GroovaLottos debut album, "ASK YO MAMA" not only received 4 Grammy nominations bus is still going strong in sales and song discoveries by new fans. The song "Just Is..." becomes one of the rising r&b hits of the album.
"Just Is..." a nice dance floor-worthy love song, planted right in the middle of The GroovaLottos multi-Grammy nominated album is gaining the attention of r&b fans, slowly appearing on urban format radio stations around the country, and streaming and downloads of the song are i
Among the various jazz and fusion drummers who have influenced The ZYG 808, the style and career of John Blackwell, Jr had a considerable influence on the child prodigy's own development.
One night while performing with The GroovaLottos, The ZYG 808 took to the drum kit to perform "Baychester Ave", and instrumental jazz piece that he co-composed with his father, Mwalim. Before rolling into the up-tempo, Latin-influenced groove, he announced that he to dedicate this performance to the late John B
It is International Women's History Month and GroovaLottos keyboardist and singer reflects on the influence of legendary jazz great, Nina Simone on his performance style.
As the truck and equipment trailer of The GroovaLottos tooled through Dedham after another successful show at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, the strains of Nina Simone's "Sinner Man" could be heard on the truck stereo. Mwalim turned it up slightly and began to sing along and even started scatting as Simone's rapid-fire, Pentacos
It was a brisk March evening in Falmouth, Massachusetts when The GroovaLottos made their debut in 2011. They had a three hour set and only five songs. How did they do it?
"We had been jamming in the carriage house for almost two years and sounded pretty good," recalls Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, "I had brought in a digital recorder and we even made a demo of about 4 or five songs." "The only thing," added Eddie Ray Johnson, "was that all we knew were about 4 or five songs... completely. We also k
Dedham Square Coffeehouse was packed to capacity and the windows
were covered with steam from the dance floor. The GroovaLottos kick off mini tour with a true party. Next stops: Taj II in New York City, and MMAS @ Great Woods in Mansfield, MA.
If you weren't at the Coffeehouse Soul Sessions on Saturday, January 20th, you truly missed, what has been described as a party and a revival. The GroovaLottos had the suburban eatery packed to capacity, with the dance floor full most of the night and a lot