When Natalia Pitti AKA MyVerse was 5 , her brother Omar said he had a vision of her. That she would grace a stage in a yellow dress holding a microphone. Not knowing whether his words would foreshadow what would become her calling, she spent her later childhood years in choir and ballet. While being born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Natalia’s Puerto Rican mother Marta was a strong spiritual Latina, that rooted her children in the church. Her Panamanian father Tito always made it a routine to have her visit him. She would go horses back riding and from time to time see her family from Panama. Growing up Natalia had a fascination with writing short stories where she would recite them to her family. At age 12 along with her short stories , Natalia began writing poetry. She began combing her skills of story telling and poetic nature to dig deep into her talents as a writer. By the time she reached 15, she found Hip Hop to be a culture that strengthened her inspiration. It had a spiritual connection that coincided with her creativity and love for dance. Being raised with a musically talented brother, who’s 8 years older, exposed her to music that was ahead of her timing. Music that wasn’t normally heard on the radio. Genres that ranged from Christian Hip-Hop, Reggae, Drum-n-Bass to even classical music. This developed Natalia’s conscious love for art and good music.
Natalia decided to attend military school at 17 . Her guidance counselor asked her to perform her poetry at a Mall event. This is where she discovered the art of Spoken Word and began performing her poetry to strangers and random open mics. Her unique style of poetry and story telling with her passion for Hip Hop made the transition from poet to MC so effortless. This inspired her to enroll as a student of Journalism. Natalia maintains the expansion of her craft as a writer through school and mentoring students at poetry clubs. She continues to expand her Knowledge of Hip Hop culture in hopes of teaching future generations.
Coordinator and host for her open mic night that was called “Prolific Mondays”. She was a member of Team Orlando for The National Poetry Slam 2009. MyVerse has shared stages with Cypress Hill, Joe Budden , Das Efx, EPMD , Brand Nubian, Naughty by Nature, Goodie Mobb, One Be Lo of Binary Star, Joel Ortiz, Jada Kiss, Styles P , Hopsin , Dizzy Wright and Rock Steady Crew. She made semi finals for the Trojan Live Large Emcee competition, where she was judged by Hip Hop Legends such as Opio of Souls of Mischief, One Be Lo and FreeWay . MyVerse has released her first mixtape titled “New Flash!” Hosted by Voice of da Streetz on Datpiff.com March 11 2011. She did a national tour June 15th-July 18th 2011 for The Lounge Battles Prelim Tour where she opened for C.E.O. of Grindtimenow.com Madd Illz and D.N.A. . Other Stages she has been on have been Paid Dues Festival 2011, Conga Room at the Staple Center L.A., The Vans Warped Tour Bring it Back stage and The Rock Steady Crew 34th Anniversary Stage. She became the event coordinator for The Warped Tour 2012 Bring it Back Stage. May 11th 2012 she released her 2nd mixtape titled “Self Portrait ; Revelations of MyVerse” Hosted by Legendary Tony Touch.
MyVerse is a volunteer mentor for Orange County high school poetry clubs through Blu Baily’s Spoken Word Press. The Clubs have been participating in an annual poetry slam in Orlando Fl for National Poetry Month in April. MyVerse was fortunate to take part in building the first team Orlando (Team Rock It) for The Brave New Voices competition in 2010′ and 11′. She is currently volunteering with Catholic Charities in bringing awareness of refugee families escaping political or religious persecution, by creating a furniture drive/pick up that accepts gently used house wear for donations. These experiences are what inspires and motivates her drive to touch lives.
Ellaykhule aka Rifleman Legendary LA based emcee Ellaykhule aka Rifleman is a cult favorite. He is likely your favorite rappers muse. Mastering flows since 88, Ellaykhule manifested at the world renowned Good Life Cafe and is a veteran Project Blowedian. Having over 20 solo projects under his belt along with countless features with the likes of Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Taktloss, and Busdriver; Khule’s fanbase is ride or die. His talents have earned him the honor of rocking stages with everyone from 2Mex to Rick Ross all over the domestic United States as well as West Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, and Helsinki.
If God created a better mc, he kept that one for himself……
In his music, St Paul Slim covers the whole spectrum, allowing him to appeal to all the masses of different Hip Hop listeners. He prides himself on being able to, “do” shows in some of the grimiest spots in the hood and then go out to a suburban college town, and deliverthe same hot performance.” St Paul Slim appeals to all social demographics making him a peoples champ mc, and a ‘rappers’ rapper.
During his musical career, St. Paul Slim has been featured in multiple successful projects including, Atmosphere’s “Strictly Leakage”, Muja Messiah’s mixtape and the motion picture soundtrack of “Justice”. He has also performed with MC Lyte, Black Moon, Little Brother, Dialated Peoples, Cee Lo Green, KRS-1, Slick Rick, Atmosphere, Brotha Ali, Freeway, Twista and D-12. He has also been a repeat performer at the Twin Cities Hip Hop Celebration as well as many other events and venues around the twin cities area.
A serious man by nature, Slim’s hard past is the fuel behind his career. With the words “power” and “true” tattooed on his forearms, Slim is not timid about his moral. In the words of Slim: “Everything’s got a lesson to it.”
Two unofficial mixtapes dropped in 2010. First “Already Famous” followed by “Versatility”. The first official mixtape “A Proper Introduction” Hosted by Dj Genius dropped November 15th 2011. The 2nd official release Yearned Presence dropped September 30th 2012, both released on livemixtapes.com. Recently recognized as one the best female artist out of Kentucky; Sasha begins her journey in 2013 to become a nationally recognized underground artist. Sasha is currently an independent artist and is under the management of Double A Entertainment.
Definitely a different, and uplifting sound coming from Sasha. The mix of raps and vocals work really well together in “I Wanna Know (prod. by OnPoint)” . Here at UndergroundHipHopBLOG.com, we appreciate originality when we get a chance to here it! – UGHHB.
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“Yearned Presence” DOWNLOAD: indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/19056/sasha-renee–yearned-presence.html
Celphi is a native of Fontana, CA and began writing music at the age of 12-years old. Now a fairly-accomplished artist, the 25-year old Celphi has ambitions of reaching national audiences in his quest to manifest the life lessons he’s learned. Celphi is part of the imprint BM$ which is home to Celphi’s brothers and frequent collaborators LZ$ and Edgar Sosa. Celphi’s reputation has even earned him features with artist such as Kendrick Lemar, Stevie Crooks, Curtiss King, and Thirstin Howl the Third to name a few.