Reflection Music Group, MIXI Shows, Trackstarz, and My Executive Room Presents "Reflect Greatness: Be the Best You" Official SXSW Music Showcase
The showcase will highlight some of the top positive and honest Hip-Hop artists in the country. It is FREE admission with an RSVP but keep in mind that SXSW badge and wristbands holders receive priority entry. ***Ages 21+*** We have an incredible lineup so join us at Buffalo Billiards on 3.14.18 at 8PM. Come network and enjoy this dope evening!
Artists: Derek Minor, Dee-1, Propaganda, Canon, Swoope, Deraj, Ruslan, NOBIGDYL., Ty Brasel, Joey Jewish, Konata Small, Surf Gvng, Wande, and Promise.
DJ sets by ONBEATMUSIC, DJ DB405, and DJ Standout.
*SXSW badge and wristbands holders receive priority entry. RSVPs are first come first serve and is not guaranteed entry. Early arrival is suggested. Ages 21+
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RMG Amplify is proud to announce its newest soldier joining its ranks, Illuminate. The rap vet has run strong in the God Over Money Hog Mob circle and watched RMG progress through the Christian Hip Hop ranks. He and RMG CEO Doc Watson were mutual friends for quite a while and decided now is the time to make a business partnership official.
“I’ve seen the way they handle projects from start to finish,” Illuminate shares about RMG. “I love the way they promote artists for their strengths. I have seen how Doc and the squad are doing so much for the culture and I'm excited to join in on being intentional about building it up.”
"Illuminate is a vet that has been grinding for quite a while," Doc says. "He has a new project that he is a little genre-bending and a fresh direction. I think people will love it."
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Illuminate started his rap career in the secular world where he was working with some of the top names in the game like Fabulous, The Game, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Baby Bash & Tech N9ne to name a few before he became a believer and stepped away from music. After a two-and-a-half year hiatus to focus on his walk and foundation, he connected with Sevin, Bizzle and several other Christian emcees who were passionate about urban ministry. Illuminate traveled with Sevin in 2015 on the Pray 4 My Hood Tour where they reached more than 60 cities across the United States. He runs his own ministry, Illuminate The World, to continue touching people with the love of Jesus Christ.
With his newest project, Winds and Waves, Illuminate seeks to portray a double meaning of the title for all people to find comfort and peace in. Drawing off his own personal experiences of battles with addiction, pride and pain, he paints a powerful narrative.
“Of course it’s talking about the storms of life, but if we endure through them, we will experience the winds of His grace and the waves of His glory,” he explains. “The latter is always greater than the former.”
RMG Amplify is proud to announce its newest signee is the multi-talented Roy Tosh, an artist who held out on many label offers because he didn’t feel at peace, but now says he has found a partnership he believes in.
“I love what they do,” Roy shares of being a fan, watching RMG rise in CHH and now joining the team. “I love the heartbeat behind the label.”
Roy had several mutual connections with RMG before meeting CEO Doc Watson at FlavorFest a few years ago. Roy is good friends with RMG’s Deraj, who first suggested looking into the Amplify services. Now the dotted line is signed.
“Roy has always been a guy that I was hoping to work with,” Doc says. “This record is going to be so much fun for us to work, we are already seeing results.”
The Orlando-based rapper, husband and father is preparing the release of his new album, Above the Water, inspired by a tough year where he almost lost his father. The emotional roller coaster gave Roy and his family the opportunity to live out the Biblical narrative of Peter walking on the water toward Jesus. The melodic music is an uplifting reminder to keep perspective even in life’s fiercest storms.
“Ultimately if we fix the eyes of our heart on Him,” Roy explains, “He is reaching out His hand to us to help us rise above the water.”
Above the Water will be another release through RMG Amplify and Roy’s CFI Ministries, his non-profit organization where he lives by the motto “Just One More” to portray the permeation of his music touching listeners with love one by one.
Roy’s own platform has steadily risen after rebranding himself as Roy Tosh in 2014 under the guidance of Benjah and Andy Mineo. Benjah has served a continued role as a mentor to Roy and the new RMG Amplify signee says he could go on and on about the impact the friendship has had on him, but what he learned most was the importance of the business side of the industry as well as “excellence in music that can go toe to toe with what the world has to offer.”
From a young age, Sada K. has always had a heart for the people. Her compassion has led her on a journey of creating a soundtrack to uplift and give hope to those who need it most. She's no stranger to heartache and victory and she's focused on a mission to create a sound all her own being transparent, honest and the voice for people who feel forgotten and overlooked.
The RMG Amplify team heard Sada K.'s heart and passion and they've teamed up for something special. As the newest member of RMG Amplify she's been given the freedom to stay in the lane she's worked so hard to create to deliver some inspiration for the soul. Because she’s faced several obstacles with balancing family life and her music, she finds it refreshing to work with RMG’s Doc Watson. They first connected on Twitter, then met over Grammy weekend last year. Doc came to the studio where Sada had her husband and her infant son and Doc wasn’t fazed, but inspired by her family life. Sada drew a lot of encouragement from the experience.
“They thought it was really cool, me as a woman pursuing my dreams and passions and bringing my family along,” she says. “They get me.”
“Sada K. is very talented and works really hard on her craft,” Doc shares. “She is an incredible artist. What really left an impression on me about Sada is her dedication to her family. Her story is so great and inspiring and really moved me when I met her in LA during the Grammys. It was definitely a moment for me while I was there.”
It is an honor and privilege for Sada to be the first woman represented by RMG. She hopes to encourage other women to live in their purpose. Doc expresses the same sentiment as one of his goals for RMG has been to be intentional about supporting and uplifting women in the music industry.
Along with the announcement of joining RMG Amplify, Sada is preparing the release of her song “Ready.” The bluesy track shares Sada’s personal story of stepping into her future. Sada has been making music for several years and was a member of the group Press Play, before she decided to pursue a solo career and released 2015’s Long Story Short. With 11 years of hustle in the game, her new song is the perfect anthem to reach people exactly where they’re at.
“I’m working so hard, I’m just ready for God to open doors for me,” she shares. “I’m just ready for that breakthrough. I’ve been praying, saying, ‘God, I’m ready whenever you are.’
Reflection Music Group is proud to present Byron Juane’s “Life in the Evening” EP. It is reflective of Byron’s musical journey growing up playing instruments, getting an opportunity to play in church and finally being signed by RMG.
“‘Life in the Evening’ is about coming out on the other side of the darkness and having hope and victory,” Juane shares of telling his story in his art.
The Charlotte, North Carolina native is an all-around fan of music and says his influences include jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis as well as modern day hitmakers Drake, 6LACK and Calvin Harris. His music is honest and reflective as he seeks to combat hypocrisy and inspire others to be authentic.
“You should be who you’re gonna be regardless of the circumstances,” he says.
Being himself has led to living out his dreams as he calls his musical journey “surreal.” He connected with Deraj when the RMG artist heard a song Juane did with a friend and reached out on Twitter to congratulate him. Juane then helped pen Deraj’s “Know That’s Me” before being invited to play 2016’s Flavor Fest, where he met RMG co-founder Doc Watson. And the rest is history.
“Byron Juane is the first RMG artist we have signed in a few years,” Watson says. “He has so much talent and is such a great person. He has great character and to be honest, I think he has what it takes to create a wave for others to follow.”
Juane was also featured on Derek Minor’s “Astronaut” single this summer and the RMG co-founder was impressed by the rising star’s potential. Upon finding great working chemistry after just a few studio sessions, Minor featured Juane on the "High Above" tracks "Heaven's Light" and "higher, Higher, HIGHER." Minor gives his co-sign by appearing on the title track for “Life in the Evening.”
Watch the new video from Byron Juane, Mojo! The track is produced by Cardec and the video was filmed and directed by Will Thomas. And be sure to check out Freshman Year Co! Special shoutout to them for providing some of the clothing for the video! Check them out: freshmanyear.co
You've heard him on several tracks including Derek Minor's "Astronaut" and Deraj's "Know That's Me". We are pleased to announce our new artist, Byron Juane!
Friday, you'll be able to grab his new project, Life in the Evening! Make sure to follow him on social media to keep up with all things coming from Byron: @kingbyron23
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