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Young Twizzy - 'The Right Time' (Mixtape)


Hosted by DJ Wispas. East Harlem's own Young Twizzy aka Gordo Flea Drops his highly anticipated project "The Right Time". Production by Andre On Da Beat, LITB, Kid Flash, CashMoneyAP, Yung Murk Beatz, Scarecrow Beats and My Bangers. Streamed provided by Sprinrilla. Enjoy the journey through his versatility as he shows both his lyrical and melodic side from beginning to end. 




Jay Hype - "Love Me"


As she puts the finishing touches on her N.E.A. EP, Hype releases her version of Kendrick's "Love" song from his 'Damn' album. She's just trying to make sure that the love for her is there. 



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Jus Smith - "Bad Boy"


Just in time for the summer, Jus Smith pays homage to Diddy and his legendary label, as he and his Compton-Bred producer Dre Tha Oneda tackles a classic for a nostalgic feel sure to get your diddy bop going, off his anticipated project "Game 7"



Melo.... Owner of 'House Of Mellino'


Continuing our focus of up and coming Fashion Brands we meet Melo who is the mastermind behind the cut and sew brand 'House Of Mellino' where alot of clean, dope and interesting fashion pieces are created. Check out our Q&A with him below.



Who's the founder(s) of your brand?
 That would be me! (Melo)

 When did you guys officially launch?
 December of 2014

 What does your brand name mean and stand for?
 Timeless. I strive to create designs that can be worn over and over even in years to come.

 Who designed the logo?
 I did. Before clothing I did graphic design. The actual logo is a horse that's hardly used i'm known by my M.

 What was your first piece of apparel?
 A shirt, I made it for my son to see if I can make one and it was horrible.



What was/is your most successful selling piece?
 The Freddy Vs Jason Jacket. I planned on only releasing 8 I'm way, way, way pass that goal now!! 

Has anybody known/famous been in your brand?
 Yes, Chinx (Longlive), Fabolous, Paul Cain, Dj Young Chow, Bobby Hart, Jadakiss, Frank Knuckles.

 What's your price points for you brand?
 Ranges from $15 to $1200

 What was the hardest thing to deal with for your brand?
Finding myself through each piece. Every client has different taste which can also differ from my own. I try and never let an item leave without having apart of me in it.



Is there a certain demographic that you want to target and market your brand to? 
 When it all started I focused and designed around artist so that will always be the direction. However in the mix I work with everyone who wants to just look good. 

 How do you plan on expanding your brand? 
 I try not to plan so far ahead. I stay in the moment and take it a day at a time. It's a better journey that way and certainly less stress because its nothing to aim for and miss. 

 If there is anything that you would want the public to know about your brand, what will it be? 
 Be limitless as I have been. Building a cut and sew brand from the ground up alone is the hardest thing but set a overall goal and work to it then trough it. I never cut corners and always provide the best for the clients who choose to shop with me that includes the best fabrics in their budget and the best craftsmanship I can provide. I work as hard as I can to stay me in a extremely small space, fashion is not as big as it looks its run by the big guys and I have to get their customers to also see my brand.


There you have it. If you need anymore info and out to stay updated with Melo follow his IG!
https://www.instagram.com/houseofmellino/

Tsunami Tone - "Judas"


We gave yall the audio to this back in December. Shot and edited by Paid Life. Here's part 2 of 3 of the 'Ocean 720' EP. After a set up gone wrong Tsunami Tone escapes alive. 

Jordan's Dad.... Father, Artist, Designer


What's in a logo, what's in a design, what's in a brand? As we tap into the art segment of JoinDaCrowd, we come across a very dope artist and designer that has no problem of clashing colors and iconic logos to give us artful masterpieces on everything from canvas to clothing to murals and all in between. We had the honor of linking up with him to do a cool Q&A so you can know more about him and his greatness and the cool names that he named his daughters. Check it out!

 Who are you as the artist? 
 I am Donnel McFadden-Brooks. I am a father and artist basically. I am hope. I'm that motivation that some one needs. 

 What kind of art do you do? 
 I do art period! There's not a style of art that I can't do. I mostly do art that people can relate to. 

 As early as you can remember, when did you discover your love for art? 
 When I was 7 was when I knew I had this gift, didn't know how to control it at the time but I knew my creativity and talents was special. 

 We know your real name is Donnell McFadden Brooks but you go by Jordan's Dad as far as branding. Let the people know why? 
I go by 'Jordan's Dad' because as you know my oldest daughters name is Jordan and my youngest daughter name is Nike but I stuck to 'Jordan's Dad' because I had a accident that had my jaw wired for 9 months and I was giving up on life as a whole but at that time Jordan was just born and she was with me every day through that process and during that process. 

 I started drawing again and decided to introduce my art to the world, then I graduated from the art institute of NYC and she stuck by my side the whole time. Even walked on stage with me to get my diploma so she basically saved my life so I owe it to her. I still love my other daughter Nike too lol but it's something I feel like I owe Jordan. 



 Do you remember or still have one of your first pieces of art that you designed? If not/so, tell us all about it. 
 Well my mom has all my old art, she gonna make a killing selling it when I make it lol but as far as my 1st piece that I showed the world was a pair of timbz (Timberland boots), I did a pair and Jordan made a pair and my right hand (her God father) has them in his house he's a big supporter and buys most of my art, it just had a bunch of fashion logos on it. I made it in like 30 mins with sharpies lol. 

What was your most successful piece sold/or admired? 
 Great question hmm..... I sold a canvas for 3k ($3000), but the ones I admire I still own, they mean a lot to me so I jacked up the price so they won't go yet lol. 

 What all do you design and customize?
 I paint any and everything. I would paint my moms if I had to, lol.


 Has anybody known/famous been in/embraced/purchase any of your art? 
 Yea I got a pretty dope celeb resume from Meek (Mill) to Mo Wilkerson (DE for the New York Jets) to Tyga to Rihanna, the list goes on. 

 What's the price points for the art and designing and customizing that you do? 
 Starts at 350 to 600 on shoes, canvas start at 500 to 10,000 and murals start at 1,500 to 5,000. 

 In being soo creative and free with your ideas and concepts, what was one of the hardest things to deal with? 
 People not liking or understanding my work use to get me tight lol but I'm at that point where I just create for me it works out better that way and people love it. 


 Is there anybody in the art world that has inspired you or that you would like to collab/work with? 
 Yea my home boy John Born, he really got me in beast mode when he re-posted my work years ago when I first started taking it serious. I love his style and the execution of his work and my daughter Jordan of course she's an artist as well and wants to follow in my foot steps so me and her are super competitive against each other and she's inspires me because I know she watches my every move, so I can't make the wrong ones feel me. 

 What does the future hold for you and your art/brand? 
 It's literally no ceilings. I can honestly do anything but I just wanna open a lil shop back home in LA and be known as one of the greatest.

 If there is anything that you would want the public to know about you, your art and your brand, what would it be? 
 Chase ya dreams don't settle or let some one tell u other wise. 

There you have it! Such a dope interview with such a carefree, artistic and free spirited individual. We can only wish the best for Donnell, his daughters, his art and his brand. Need even more info or to stay up to date, his media contacts are below.




https://www.instagram.com/jordans_dad_/
 http://www.donnellmbrooks.com/