“ Dionna a.k.a OnnaDi ” this young lady is sure to be one of the futures most prominent entertainers. She comes to the entertainment industry as a total package. She is a singer/songwriter, hard-hitting lyricist and MC, producer of music as well as an actor, not to mention drop dead gorgeous. Dionna a.k.a OnnaDi has desired to be an entertainer her entire life, spending all her time writing and composing songs in her home studio since her preteen years. She accepted internships with local recording studios in Ohio from which she hales, and before finishing high school she convinced her mother to relocate to Staten Island(Shaolin)New York to be closer to her dream. After graduating from Curtis High School, Dionna a.k.a OnnaDi hit the New York scene. She did little modeling, attended open mic-nite events, recorded in several local studios and accepted an internship with Code Red Entertainment that culminated in working with, writing for and recording with members of the Wu-Tang Clan. She appeared on American Idol Season 4”and the series “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”. Dionna a.k.a OnnaDi is pursuing all angels of the industry with her latest projects being shipped overseas. Look for her on the compilation “Paris to Brooklyn” and "Souldalicious" AVAILABLE NOW on iTunes 2010. This young lady is someone to watch!
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Relief Records NYC went to Europe to join their partners Relief Records EU and Serial Sounds of Paris to present the Trans-Atlantic hip-hop/R&B compilation “Paris to Brooklyn” with M-1 of Dead Prez, Umi of P.O.W and Raze from the Lower East Side Manhattan, Zoxea, TH Lonaz Dobaz, Oxmo Puccino and Alibi Montana to name a few of our French associates, and Italy’s own Inoki.
They opened their tour with exclusive interviews with RAP US magazine, Source Magazine France, Soul & R&B Magazine, and Groove France. Then Cut Killer’s show on “SkyRock” Radio Paris featured live performances of M-1, Raze, Umi, and Narhed with a full presentation of the compilation album followed by another live interview/ performance on Generation 88.2 Paris for more of the same. In the meantime they were filming everything to be edited down for an exclusive program to be run five days a week for two months on ZIK TV’s (in conjunction with Elite Records Music) Hip-Hop showcase “My Life” hosted by Scot Lion (DJ and host of the Hip-Hop radio showcase “Phat Mix” on Generation 88.2 and “Clashes of the Hexagon”). “My Life” will be aired to 14 million viewers across Europe, which includes live footage of M-1 (with Umi of P.O.W.), Raze, TH Lonaz Dobaz, and Alibi Montana performing at the “Batofar” in Paris.
Next they took the crew to Milan Italy on September 29th for a performance at the renowned underground venue “La Conchetta” for another presentation of the compilation ( with M-1, Raze, Tek, and Inoki performing) which was also filmed and recorded for a video and more footage for “My Life”.
On October 1st they ended the run at the illustrious Bolognese Hip-Hop venue “LINK, ASSOCIATED” with performances by M-1, Raze, Tek and Inoki, Oxmo Puccino, and Zoxea which was covered by Groove Italy, SupaFly, Rumore Magazine, and The Bomb, followed by a full length performance by Talib Kweli.
”Paris to Brooklyn” is a compilation of twenty seven tracks featuring over thirty artists both from New York City and the European capital of hip-hop Paris, and Italy. The aim of this project is to bring together these two major melting pots of race and nationality, breaking the boundaries between the grounded New York style and that of European hip-hop. The result is a very serious compilation rich in content due to the diversity of the talent involved and the quality of the production. This compilation features an eclectic blend of some of the top recording artists in hip-hop from Paris (Oxmo Puccino, Zoxea, Jeff Le Nerf) and New York (M-1 of Dead Prez, Raze, Sean Price, Cole Williams, Miss Knockout, Dionna, and Thulani) with a large percentage of very talented female M.C.’ s and a strong base of up and coming underground artists.
The backbone of the music for this project was produced by musician/ producer/ engineer Francky “Mweley” Moulet of Paris who has worked with and/ or produced such greats as Tony Allen, Manu Dibango, Papa Wemba, Fine Young Cannibals, Mad Professor, Jimmy Cliff, MC Solaar, Oxmo Puccino, and Zoxea to name a few. Executive producers are Patrick Bikou of Paris and Dehran Duckworth of Brooklyn.
Distribution includes agreements with “Self” distribution (in collaboration with "Vibra Records") and “Kiosk”, which both have access to a vast portion of the European market. You can peep at two more of the crew, Michelle Bracey aka "Miss Knockout" and Cole Williams in the latest Lil Kim video entitled "Whoa".
The Grand Finale will be the US release November 2005 in New York City! Stay Tuned for upcoming coverage of EU Tour footage on Al Gore's new reality series "Current”, the video on Trace TV (Europe), M-6 (Europe) and MTV (Europe) !
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Souldalicious is a collection taste Nu Soul / R'n'B, is the natural transition from rap music to a more 'refined and sophisticated music "Urban". Nonostante questo genere musicale sia una vera e propria nicchia, in Italia e nel mondo tanti artisti più o meno noti, provano ad emergere. Despite this kind of music is a real niche in Italy and around the world many artists more or less known, trying to emerge. Da questa voglia e da questi stimoli, nasce SouldaLicious Vol. 1. From this desire and these stimuli, born SouldaLicious Vol 1.
Direttore artistico dell'opera è Lefty (Michele Alberti – www.leftyworld.it ), che inizia a coinvolgere gli artisti più stimati e più talentuosi del proprio paese, e dopo un'accurata selezione, decide di allargare gli orizzonti impreziosendo il progetto con artisti europei e d'oltreoceano, che trovano subito l'idea interessante e ambiziosa, contribuendone alla buona riuscita. Lefty the work is artistic director (Michael Alberti - www.leftyworld.it ), which begins to involve the most respected and most talented artists of his country, and after careful selection, he decided to broaden the horizons embellish the project with artists European and overseas, who find the idea interesting and ambitious quickly, contributing to its success.
Souldalicious , un gioco di parole che unisce la musica Soul con le persone che la vivono. Souldalicious, a play on words combining Soul music with people who live it. Il progetto discografico e' stato prodotto dall'etichetta Back Movement Records, in collaborazione con Jahmekya Music e Smc Italia. The recording project, and 'was produced by the Movement Back Records, in collaboration with SMC Jahmekya Music and Italy. Souldalicious vi propone di fare un tuffo dentro l'anima della black music, quella black music che in maniera semplice, pura e senza compromessi, vi fara' ascoltare canzoni inedite, di artisti precursori di questo genere ma pur sempre mantenendo chiari riferimenti verso i pionieri del grande Soul '70. Souldalicious invites you to dive into the soul of black music, black music in the simple, pure and uncompromised, will make you 'listen to new songs, by artists such precursors but still maintaining clear references to the pioneers Soul of the great '70.
Gli artisti italiani: Rahma, Al Castellana, Loretta Grace, Nadya, La Miss, Joy, Soul David, Francesco Serao, Teura, Aly B, Lefty, Maury B, Sab Sista. The Italian artists: Rahma Al Castellana, Loretta Grace, Nadya, The Miss, Joy, David Soul, Francis Serao, Teura, Ali B, Lefty, Maury B, Sat Sista.
Gli artisti stranieri: Oneson (Los Angeles, USA) , Jonas (Copenaghen, DK) , Pravini (The Hague, NL) , Jerome ( Manhattan , NY, USA) , McClain Sullivan (BK, NY, USA) , Rico Levant (London, UK) , Dionna (SI, NY, USA). Foreign artists: Oneson (Los Angeles, USA), Jonas (Copenhagen, DK), Pravin (The Hague, NL), Jerome (Manhattan, NY, USA), McClain Sullivan (BK, NY, USA), Rico Levant (London , UK), Dionne (SI, NY, USA).
I producers: Lefty, Fid Mella, The Magista, Beat Gym Team, Mista B, Soul Combo, James Cella, Kermit. The producers: Lefty Fid Mella, The Magisterium, Beat Gym Team, Mixed B, Soul Combo, James Cella, Kermit.
01. 01. Introlicius (Ready to take off?) Introlicius (Ready to take off?) 02. 02. Rahma – Share a love Rahma - Share a love 03. 03. Al Castellana – Nonostante tutto Al Castellana - Yet 04. 04. Oneson – Plan for two Oneson - Plan for two 05. 05. Loretta Grace & Nadya – In the name of love Loretta Grace & Nadya - In The Name Of Love 06. 06. Jonas – Do it again feat. Jonas - Do It Again feat. Lefty Lefty 07. 07. La miss – Toy boy The miss - Toy Boy 08. 08. Pravini – Love saved feat. Pravin - Love saved feat. Lefty Lefty 09. 09. Al Castellana – Chiedimi se ci sarò Al Castellana - Ask me if I'll be there 10. 10. Jerome – Dj dont't stop! Jerome - Dj dont't stop! 11. 11. McClain Sillivan – Too late McClain Sillivan - Too Late 12. 12. Rico Levant – I Wanna be free feat. Rico Levant - I Want to Be Free feat. Lefty Lefty 13. 13. Joy – Stanotte o per sempre Joy - Tonight or forever 14. 14. Soul David – Venere David Soul - Venus 15. 15. Francesco Serao – Anni di silenzio Francis Serao - Years of Silence 16. 16. Teura – Oggi no Teura - Not today 17. 17. Dionna - Holla@Me feat. Dionne - Holla @ Me feat. Sab Sista Sat Sista 18. 18. Aly B – What i mean feat. Ali B - What i mean feat. Maury B Maury B 19. 19. Lefty – Un giorno perfetto RMX feat. Lefty - A Perfect Day RMX feat. Jonas & Rahma Jonas & Rahma