Who is Saint Soprano?

Edited by Attica Lundy Cooper Saint Soprano was born David McKithen in Buffalo, NY on August 23. He grew up poor, and like many boys did he turned toward the street for a way out of poverty.  The one thing he remembers most about childhood was the feeling of going without. Another thing he remembers is is first experience with music. His mother was heavy into church where she was…

Who Is Loud Pacc Jac?

EDITED BY ATTICA LUNDY COOPER Chad Crum, the artist known as Loud Pacc Jac, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1982. For the past 20 years, he has made Cobb County, GA his home. Loud Pacc Jac says his name was derived from a slang word for marijuana and the acronym for ‘Just a Crip.’    Early memories of music for him include his mom listening to B. B. King and Bobby Blue Bland, and his older brother bumping Keith Sweat on two…

The Ubuntu Biography Project posts Larry Wilson Jr. bio On Author’s 39th BDay

Edited By Attica Lundy Cooper   . Today is my brother Larry’s birthday. He’s 39 years old today, and I was pleasantly surprised when he sent me a link to something on his birthday with his bio on it.  The Ubuntu Biography Project is a facebook group where a collection of biographical tributes to SGL/LGBT/Queer Men and Women of African Descent.  I saw my brother’s photo, and I began to smile…

Fleetwood Fred

Fleetwood-Fred

Fleetwood Fred is an ambassador for authenticity His is a contemporary talent with an old soul blended. He is an original recipe. This young sultan of sound  recently sat down with The BlaqHour to get acquainted. He is on the rise, AND we are going along for the ride. Edited by: BlaqKharma BH: Describe your relationship with the Fleetwood? Honestly, there is no correlation to the actual Fleetwood Cadillac. I…

I AM Runway Fierce – The Introduction of Supermodel Chy

Tachyra Thornton  is a beautiful model that I met several years ago while working with a rap group from Arkansas.  Her cousin brought her to Atlanta and at first glance, I absolutely knew that I wanted to keep in touch with her.  She was quite tall, and looked almost like a splitting image of the singer Rihanna.  She was stunning.  Absolutely stunning.     Over the years I kept up…

RISEN: Artist Mr. Too Smoov 2016

It was this quote that resonated and molded his perception on what an artist is: An artist is what a musician becomes once they become successful and completely forget what being a musician is. That statement spoke volumes to  Wayne “Too-Smoove” Hobbs early on in his adolescence. It is safe to say that that his walk with music became official on that day.  His fate was sealed when a female…

Plug Djs CEO DJ KuttThroat Joins Team Risen and On The Rise Radio Record Breaker Weds

International Tour/Club DJ and CEO of Plug Djs (I Love My Plug) has joined “Attica Lundy PRsents On The Rise Radio” as the newest Team Risen mentor. This means so much to me because it seems like the filling in of a missing puzzle piece.  Since taking over as the head of On The Rise Magazine, our ceo (my husband Rafael “Jesus” Cooper) has always wanted to include the rest…

What Bio?

Hey there everyone! Thanks again for reading my articles here in your favorite mag! I pray that they’ve been informative and that you’ve been getting a lot out of them. I truly felt it on my heart to shed a little unbiased light to the On The Rise Community. It’s often difficult to get straight forward advise and information without a check, but again, this is On The Rise Magazine,…

@Realdeal_lock 4th quarter overview

@realdeal_lock

Edited by: BlaqKharma and ATTICA LUNDY COOPER The 4th Quarter is a special time for the music industry. The elites release music for stamped cult-like fan bases. It is rare that an up-and-coming artist makes an impact. That kind of recognition says a lot about their work ethic and passion for their craft. Releasing the signature Real Deal mixtape Young Lock applies a grassroots approach to spread word throughout the…

Review of Young Lock’s “Real Deal” Mixtape

Young Lock’s “Real Deal” Mixtape Review Written by Ifeelya Edited by TheOneTrueAngel and AtticaLundy Cooper Kentucky bred Young Lock is a solid representation of the raw, powerful, talent the city of Louisville has to offer. He gives me and his audience a pure balance of “Real” and “Solid” bars that everyone living the everyday grind of life and chasing success can relate to. Though the project initially endured a minor set back Lock, and…