#ForTheLove: “The Best of Staten Island…2016”

Walking into 2017 Staten Island is no longer the ‘forgotten’ borough. Thanks to a growing number of movers and shakers in the music industry! The Staten Island hip-hop scene has been infiltrating the nations airwaves, Dj sets, and YouTube channels with millions of views collectively just this year.

Nevertheless, 2016 was definitely one for the books. There was a rise of creative energy and collaboration between local artist, Djs, producers, and promoters. Staten Island artist have been represented on Hot97, Tidal, and on Sunday Night Football this year just to name a few outlets. Leveraging their talent and network has proven hip-hop is thriving in this borough as well.

Staten Island “musicpreneurs” have proven themselves through producing original music, producing videos, finessing live shows, and so much more. Check out the links below identifying the key influencers creating their own waves. Don’t worry if you don’t see someone who “should” be on the list, 2017 is a new year and another chance to do it #ForTheLove.

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MOST VALUABLE ARTISTS IN 2016 ON STATEN ISLAND (UNDER 23)

Lite Fortunato                              • Eddy I                              • Billy Finesse

Squid Nice                                     • Cheeky the Hot              • Cash Rican

303 Bam                                        • Trey Eighty                     • Chukey Hollywood        

Malcolm Chase                            • Pretty Blanco                 • Su Bviley

M2                                                   • Naysh                               • Trills Szn     

Bio Bean                                        • Shoneyin

MOST VALUABLE ARTIST IN 2016 ON STATEN ISLAND (OVER 23)

Kofi Black                                       • Hue Hef                         • Holy Moe

Tyrone Briggs                                • C – Black                       • Deanna Hunt 

KrewMinati                                    • Squeegee                       • Wifi Deezy

Laya LaRoche                             • Spank                             • Youngin 

Billy Da Kid                                      • Brodie Jaymz              • Bentley Bell

James Rich

 MOST VALUABLE ARTIST  YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR IN 2017 ON STATEN ISLAND

Malcolm Upserd                           • Chris Valentine                  • Ihsan Reed

Left Lane                                        • Pretty Boi Green                • Starda           

Kash Verrazano                            • Elaine Kristal                     • Boo Banger

380 Radio                                       • Bless                                      • Chase Green

J Stoner                                            • Jay Tre

 

It may be easy to assume that the artists above are the only guys with talent. Conversely, you would be dead wrong if you believed that. The list below highlights the local producers and engineers who have worked with some of Staten Island’s best artist.  They have been a part of creating music that is shifting hip-hop and creating local but soon international stars. It is through their keen senses of sound and creative direction that keeps hip-hop alive in every neighborhood in Staten Island.

MOST VALUABLE PRODUCERS IN 2016 ON STATEN ISLAND

• Mike Cash                           • Jair the Shadow                        • Glaze

• Eff Dope                                • Joey Thrillah                             • Charlie Beats

• Rook                                        • MR O                                           • A.R. Yum

• 5 Pm                                         • M Two                                         • Craze on the Beat

• Mista Moe                               • Waff Beats                                • Blurr

MOST VALUABLE ENGINEERS IN 2016 ON STATEN ISLAND

• Real Job Hason                       • Glaze                                     • Belize

• Tekst                                          • Willie Lee                             • Spanish

• A.R. Yum                                  • Mike fuego                            • M Two

• Ron Hughes                              • Dave Park                             • Blurr

• Young Matt                               • Lucid                                       • Lyrics

 

 

Happy New Year Lovers!!!!!

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Author: Tiy Hampton

20 something year old New Yorker, that will make a difference. Open minded, talkative, only child. Shopping, traveling and food are my favorite. God first. I do radio, I model, I write, I report on events and conduct interviews. I believe you must do what you love in order to truly live. #ForTheLove

1 thought on “#ForTheLove: “The Best of Staten Island…2016””

  1. Wow! Didn’t realize there was so much talent on SI! Yes, we are no longer the “forgotten borough” look out, here we come😉 keep up the good work!

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