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Miss CJ Reigns supreme on the 1’s and 2’s in Dallas

From Florida to Dallas, DJ/Producer Miss Cj Hopped on the Scene spinning at many upscale lounges and clubs in Dallas in 2000. Still going strong, she still has gigs at many  parties around the DFW one being the well known Margarita charity Ball hosted this past weekend. Miss CJ was mentioned in the Dallas Observer for having one of the most kick ass DJ residencies in Dallas. Catch her live in the mix this Saturday at Eden lounge in Dallas Starting at 9pm Above is one of my favorite mixes from her titled “Addicted to Bass”. Visit her Facebook  page for more artists and booking info https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-CJ/215694385130455

Raw Elementz Drops new Single “Cardinal 7’s”

You may remember Dallas Artists Raw Elementz from a previous feature we had of him performing in the Breakaway fest this past summer, well he is back on 214today with a new single released today titled “Cardinal 7’s”. Rapping over a smooth beat by one of my favorite set of producers from Spain, Cookin Soul, Elementz flows throughout the song illustrating his everyday life and struggles as a growing Dallas Artist, fading to a very creative hook at the end. I am a fan of Raw Elementz delivery and beat selection, it has a very soulful feel to it that is lacking in Dallas. Listen to the new single above and follow him on twitter @RawElementz and take a look at more of his material on souncloud https://soundcloud.com/raw-elementz

V.A. Tha Gray Blesses Dallas with The Haze-Deluxe Edition

The great people at NILE Music group Have done it again with a deluxe version of rapper V.A. tha grey’s “the Haze” EP. The original Project was featured by us earlier this year with 11 tracks, this New and improved EP has 20 strong tracks that gives rap fans of all types something to listen too containing production by VA himself! Follow V.A. (@VinceVirg) and NIle (NileMusicGroup) and check out the rest of their team and congratulate the on this great project! Also take a look at V.A.’s new personal website for information on upcoming songs and performances http://smokegoodlivlyfe.com 

Brandon Ford and M-Saw collab for a very big single “Willow Peak”

Dallas Lyricist Brandon Ford debut his newest single yesterday titled “Willow Peak” and with all the buzz it had i couldnt help but feature it on 214Today. With production From M-Saw the smooth r&b sample highly compliments Fords smooth flow. We hope to hear more from ford in the near future! follow him on twitter @BenardButler and also check out his sound cloud to hear more tracks https://soundcloud.com/lordbrandonford

JT Showing Dallas He Means Business In New Single “Mine”

Dallas Rapper Jt a part of local hip hop collective Braingang Snaps on New single he released earlier today titled “Mine”. I first heard JT on a previous mixtape he has called “21, Live Forever” which was a dope project, but this single is slightly different in a sense of a more edgier flow and harder sound that i was really impressed by. You can tell in the song the confidence in his skills as an MC, and him telling the city whats up. Give the song a listen and tell him what you think @OfficialLoveJT

Geli Greater Than, a female MC putting in work!

18 Year old MC Geli greater than may be bearly legal but has a very impressive rap catalog that would put other artists her age of any gender to shame. Currently having 6 mixtapes under her belt, Geli is founder of Dallas’ greater than movement started in 2010, has been featured in Cosign magazines top 25 Notable women in Dallas, performed and hosted multiple showcases in the DFW, and has recorded with many local artists such as lil dre, Duney kush, Chromat!k, and plenty others. Above is a personal favorite track from Geli titled “Ride Slow” ft. Mcneil the Weirdo, it shows her persistent flow over a very cool, spacey beat with a hard hit as the song progresses. Geli is currently working on an EP projected to release next year so be on the look out for that! Follow this growing artists on twitter @GeliGreaterThan on twitter and visit her soundcloud to hear some more tracks https://soundcloud.com/geligreaterthan

5th Annual RAWawards Dallas Semi Finals December 5th

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The nationally recognized Raw showcases are having their annual  awards Thursday December 5  7:pm at LIFE in deep ellum.The online popular vote and a local judges score narrowed down the top 3 artists in each craft in the RAW Dallas Semi-Finals Showcase.

RAW Dallas Filmmaker of the Year
RAW Dallas Fashion Designer of the Year
RAW Dallas Musician(s) of the Year
RAW Dallas Visual Artist of the Year
RAW Dallas Photographer of the Year
RAW Dallas Hairstylist of the Year
RAW Dallas Makeup Artist of the Year
RAW Dallas Performing Artist of the Year

The local/national RAWards winners receive big career boosting prizes like distribution, online retail placement, studio time, gallery placement and consultation with industry executives and professionals.

This year we have Featured Photographer Audrey Mcrooskey in the Run for Raw Dallas Photographer of the year!

Too see more of this years line up and purchase tickets visit http://www.rawartists.org/dallas/rawards2013 be sure to come out to network and support local Talent, 214Today has attended past showcases and they have been nothing but a great time.

Dallas Mafia gears for a killer Black Friday show at Lizard Lounge

Previously featured Electro duo Dallas Mafia has been making major moves in the Dallas EDM community and has landed a slot at Lizard Lounge next Friday spinning at PantyRaid’s 2013 pillotalk tour accompanied with other local sets by bootyfade, Raging pandas, Dj titan, Mikey Rouge, and more! Above is DM’s latest mix  that i enjoyed a lot titled “Dm to the AM #6.

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Above is more information on the show, to hear other sets from Dallas Mafia visit their soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/dallasmafia and follow them on twitter @dallasmafia to let them know what you think of the new mix. be sure to show love next week if you go to the show!

Hip Hop Duo A.Dd+ shows that every man is king

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Yesterday proved to be monumental for for Dallas Rap group A.dD as they dropped their highly anticipated 16 track project titled DiveHiFlyLo: Every man is king. As soon as the hip hop group consisting of rappers Gravy slim (@gravySLIM), and Paris (@ParisPershun) released the project yesterday all of twitter was flooded with their album hashtag #DivehiFlyLo and constant positive feedback. The album consists of very few features, only fellow lyricists Jaeson green, and j pinder. This allowed both members to flex their rap muscles on multiple tracks, and songs that only consist one member like a personal favorite track of mine “paris pen”. It also includes ton of dope production, credits to Blue, the misfit, Flylife productions, stompbox, trackboy, dj Burn one, navie D, X, the misfit, pinictyme, anthem, selasi, and kuddie fresh which gives it a wide range of sound that is all brought together by the groups flow and lyrical chemistry. This is proving to be a major step for the group and Dallas as a whole showing versatility in the rap game and i am proud to bump this knowing the people that made it are doing great things trying to get the city noticed. Shoutout and congrats to @ADdHoe follow them on twitter to see more news on the group, listen to DiveHiFlyLo above and download in the link http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/add-divehiflylo-every-man-is-king