(Video) Mike Zombie on Ebro In The Morning

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Producer/rapper Mike Zombie will release his next solo project, Humble Genius, on July 1. In promotion of the album, the New Jersey native stopped by Ebro In The Morning this week.

Most people know Mike for his production, as he had his breakout moment producing Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” and was immediately signed to OVO Sound. He went on to produce more hits, including DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More” with French Montana, Jay Z and Meek Mill, plus Remy Ma on the remix – her first verse after being released from prison!

Now Mike is both producing and rapping, and speaks to Ebro In The Morning about balancing both, his relationship with OVO, my stellar taste in music :-) and more!
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(Video) That NJ Ish – Dibiasi Freestyle

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Dibiasi is June’s That NJ Ish featured artist. Earlier this month, Dibiasi released “Round Here” before we spoke to him about growing up in Jersey City, who he hopes to work with, his inspirations, and more. For his freestyle segment, the MMR rapper delivers a freestyle laced with boastful, confident bars.

Watch below and check back in next week a round of “This Or That” with Dibiasi.
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That NJ Ish: Get To Know Dibiasi

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For this month’s installment of That NJ Ish, we highlight Dibiasi. As his latest release, “Round Here,” rotates around the Tri-State area’s radio and club scene, we chopped it up with him to find out more about him.

Being from Hudson County and so close to Jersey City, MMR (Many Man Records) was a crew that I’ve heard about for a few years. When I met Dibasi in August, it was evident as to why he is one of the stand-out members in the collective. He walks into SUVAS in Jersey City carrying himself the way he describes himself: cocky and confident as if he’s the owner of the building and almost rightfully so. Throughout our interview, several people see him in the store window and nod their heads at him showing that he’s home and one of those guys that is always moving around the city.

To get to know a little more about Dibi, I asked him about his influences, his writing process, being from Jersey City, and more. Check out what he had to say below and be sure to check in next week for his That NJ Ish freestyle.
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(Video) That NJ Ish – Joella DeVille Freestyle

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Joella DeVille is May’s That NJ Ish featured artist. The Jersey singer is currently residing in California and is readying her upcoming album. After hearing from Joella about her influences, musical background and more, we asked her to take part in That NJ Ish‘s freestyle segment. For her freestyle, Joella delivers an acappella version of her single, “Ease The Pain.”

Watch below.

Julie Aly
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That NJ Ish: Get To Know Joella DeVille

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For this month’s segment of That NJ Ish, Drewski, Marisa, and I put the spotlight on the “Ease The Pain” singer Joella DeVille. The New Jersey native has been described as “the black Katy Perry.” Joella‘s alto voice perfectly blends R&B and soul while having pop influences.

Joella doesn’t just have a great voice, she’s also trained in music. She began playing violin at age three. As she got older, she studied violin, piano, voice, drama, and dance at Newark School of the Arts. Her classical training, stand-out voice, and her song making ability have already taken her far. Her music has been heard on multiple shows on VH1, Bravo!, and Lifetime. Between her musical training, voice, and charisma Joella has all of the proper components to make her a timeless artist.

We spoke to Joella about her influences, her recent move to California, hearing herself being played on radio for the first time,, and more. Check it out below.

Interview by Julie Aly
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