Pharoah Belafonte, Kia Shine

#AlternativePick Pharoah Belafonte (Formerly Kia Shine) – “Dirty Shirley”

Rapper Kia Shine has officially changed his stage name to Pharaoh Belafonte leaving behind a name that carried for 10 years. Over that time Pharoah Belafonte has produced and collaborated with many chart topping artists including- 2Chainz, Drake, Fabolous, Jim Jones, LL Cool J, Nelly, Swizz Beats, T-Pain, and produced and signed Yo Gotti. The… Read more »


Shabaam Sahdeeq

Rediculus (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso & Bekay) – “Kalashnikov & Kush”

With a title like “Kalashnikov & Kush,” it’s hard to imagine that the Chi-town beatsmith, Rediculus wouldn’t bring the heat. Instead of trying to make a tribute to the godfathers of the 90’s, the upcoming producer crafts a track that takes elements of that ol’ Boom bap for the modern day Hip-Hop head. Pulling together… Read more »