Lil STL Discusses New “Came Up” Track

Rising St. Louis lyricist Lil STL artist has been rhyming for about 15 years. During that time, he’s toured with 2Chainz, opened up for Yo Gotti and collaborated with artists like St. Lunatics members Nelly, Murphy Lee, Chingy and more. STL’s “Whitney & Bobby” record is currently on rotation on BET Network and garnered 36,000 views on YouTube.   I checked with STL by phone after a recent press run in NYC. Check out our Q&A below. Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: How’s was your trip to New York? Lil STL: It was great and my first time so it was a lot different than […]

New Music: Balize’s Make A Move

Balize made a massive impact with his track “Make A Move.” With the brand new video for the “Make A Move Remix” which now features fellow artist, Fam Goon’s very own Ralo, this song packs an even harder punch. Balize’s mission is to deliver more than just music to his fans, but rather, a musical experience as vivid and moving as a motion picture.     “Make A Move Remix”  is sure to get any crowd going, or it can also serve as the perfect soundtrack as you lean back and drive through life. With the release of the “Make […]

Lil STL Talks Alabama Background, St. Louis & Whitney & Bobby Video Playing on BET

In early July, St. Louis rapper Lil STL released a video for his new single called, “Whitney & Bobby.” The video has been in rotation on BET and gotten 36,000 views on YouTube.  “Whitney & Bobby,” zeroes in on drug trafficking and many things that occurred on the streets. Check Out Lil STL’s “Whitney & Bobby”    Lil STL lived in Alabama until he was 5 years old. While down there, kids in the area couldn’t pronounce his real name, Sedale. “I guess it was hard to say,” Lil STL tells RESPECT Magazine. “So they were calling me by the name […]

Scoop B: Mr. Papers Talks “Transition,” Wanting To Work With Jay-Z & Co-Parenting With Lil’ Kim

Mr. Papers recently released his latest project, “Transition.” I caught up with him earlier this week and discussed being a Bronx lyricist, co-parenting duties with the mother of his child, Lil Kim and his newly released “Transition” project.   Scoop B: What inspired you to become a lyricist? Mr. Papers: Once my big bro “Gangsta” died July 1, 2006 was the first day I picked up a pen and a pad and got busy! That was my inspiration. Scoop B: Who were your biggest influences in hip hop? Mr. Papers: My biggest influence in hip hop would probably be Fat Joe, Jadakiss 50 cent, […]

Scoop B Interview: Afrikan Kartel’s Image I Schools On Health & Wellness Musical Treatment

Meet Image I of Afrikan Kartel. Image I has a unique gift of mixing music with medicine with a 360 degrees remedy for a healthy lifestyle.  In fact, Krishner has been a certified dialysis technician working in renal care for over twelve years.  He therefore knows importance of taking care of ones self can lead to longivity and a healthy body.  His music is a message of peace and unity while spreading the gospel of caring for the body, soul and mind as an integral part of the human survival.   Fresh off performing at The People’s Film Festival at the […]

Bigg D & Cainon Lamb Honored at Miami’s Jazz In The Garden, Tabbed As Producers Of Missy Elliot’s Forthcoming Album

What does producers, Bigg D and Cainon Lamb have in common? Well, for starters, the two were honored by the mayor of Miami for their work in music along with K. Foxx, Betty Wright and Uncle Luke at the Jazz In The Gardens festival in Miami. For those tardy to the party, Jazz In The Gardens is one of the fastest-growing jazz and R&B festivals in America. To be more specific, according to Miami New Times’ Cristina Jerome, the event curates a mix of artists who embody soul music, with plenty of new acts to provide a bit of flavor for the younger […]

Tech Start-Up VYRENT Gives Folks Opportunity To Rent High End Watches For $200 Monthl

One New York-based start-up tech company is making the process of looking and making your wrist hotline bling. Starting at $199 per month, VYRENT is giving folks the opportunity to access their favorite watches anywhere from one week to a year. Think Hublot, think Rolex, Cartier, and Audemars Piguet; they have it all! Joining VYRENT’s membership allows folks to rent and change every 30 days! Say what? You read right! Every 30 days! So you’re probably reading this and thinking: why rent when you can buy? Well, it has often been said that nothing compliments an outfit or makes a fashion statement […]

Checking In With Chef Extraordinaire Kateri

When it comes to cheffing, Kateri knows what’s up! A New Yorker at heart with her roots stemming from North Charleston, South Carolina, her calling card is in the kitchen. An owner and sole proprietor of Kateri’s Soul Sinsations, her cooking tastes are quite diverse: Italian, Southern, Indian, Asian; YOU NAME IT! Her cooking has also been the focus of several books that she’s written since 2014. Those books include: Vegetarian Vs Vegan Cookbook, Sicilian Cooking, Sweet Treats Cookbook, The Female Don Dada and Southern Soul Food Sinsations. “A good writer is a person who’s willing to tell the brutal […]


Hip hop, professional sports and footwear have always had a happy marriage. Face it: if you look good, then you feel good. If you play good, you’ll look even better. The happy marriage that those genres have is a thing of beauty and the late 80s as well as the 90’s reflected it. The game changed when a kid from North Carolina would sign a shoe deal and all of a sudden, everybody wanted to be like Mike! Newsweek said it best in an article written last year when they described the Air Jordan as a shoe that would forever […]

From Hustler to Mogul, Dr. Zoe Is Making It Happen

The infamous Dr. Zoe overcomes adversity once again… It’s no secret that 2016 has been quite a shocking year. Dr. Zoe, being no stranger to adversity, faced personal storms, business storms and even a literal storm. But just to give you a little background, this single mother of 3 multi-racial children, who had her first child when she was still a child herself, against all odds became uber-successful. If you met the President & Founder of Katapult Enterprises today as she cruises around in her brand new White Platinum Escalade, living in a gated golf course community on a prestigious […]