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roughly a year ago DEER GOD produced four live performances videos for MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC in celebration of their STATEN ISLAND ARTS-funded OPEN AIRWAVES initiative which saw the radio station seek to increase participation from diverse populations in the immediate community.
each video showcased a different upcoming MC from NYC including STATEN ISLAND's HOLY MOE, THE BRONX's TOKY DIAMONDZ and BROOKLYN's ELI BROOKYLN. the fourth installment showcased QUEENS' rapper MERC. check it out around the 1:37 minute mark when when the green screen shenanigans commence.
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in honor of the recent release of his "KONKADA" video, check out this interview and performance by local STATEN ISLAND producer SKYE DOMINO and rapper ELI BROOKYLN that was created as part of MAKERPARKRADIO's OPEN AIRWAVES grant initiative to promote upcoming local hip hop talent.
make sure to alsp watch the performances by the three other MCs in this series: HOLY MOE, TOKYO DIAMONDZ & MERC.
with support from STATEN ISLAND ARTS our friends at streaming non-profit radio station MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC pursued a three-month initiative in late 2018 to engage the local STATEN ISLAND community and expand its listenership and volunteer pool by promoting music that was near and dear to that demographic.
each month saw volunteer DJs spinning playlists and the station putting on public events that were themed around specific genres.
recently DEER GOD collaborated with MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC and produced three retrospective videos celebrating this successful collective effort.
special thanks to SCOTT, KRISTIN, TOM and all those that participated including:
ARJAY SMITH aka JUS BEYOND
ED JACKSON'S TIME OUT
EVERTON BAILEY & I.S.O.P.
THE JOYFUL SILVERTONES
RAYMOND TRAPP & I.M.A.G.E.
ROSA LOS SANTOS
UNIDOS DO SWING
CONNIE T EMPRESS
CENTRIC with DAE UE MONAE
CLAVE CALIDOSCOPE with NELSON
DEER GOD RADIO
HIDDEN GEMS SHOW with DJ GARY ROSENTHAL
MAKE HER SPACE with MAGIE SERPICA & JEN GALLO
MUSIC I LIKE with FLETCHER VREDENBURGH
NEW WORLD VISIONS with RUDI MWONGOZI
ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND with JIM MURPHY
SCALLYWAG BEATS with JAY GRAY
SHE POP SHOW with DJ KITTY
SOFAKING HIP HOP with DJ PHITZ
SONGWRITING DEATH MATCH with DAVE & KAREN
THE SOUL SPECTRUM SHOW with CAROL G
STAIRWELL SESSIONS & BEYOND with LUCY EUCLID
TYPE 88 with DAVE NOODLEZ
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD OF THE MIND with VERNON REID
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check out this interview and performance of "Where I'm From" by local STATEN ISLAND rapper HOLY MOE that was created as part of MAKERPARKRADIO's OPEN AIRWAVES grant initiative to promote upcoming local hip hop talent.
we were lucky enough to spend some time with HOLY MOE and his crew recently at our last DEER GOD RADIO show this past sunday and he is definitely on the move. some announcements will be forthcoming regarding future activities with the man. until then enjoy this performance.
check out this interview and performance of "bloody jacket" from bronx rapper TOKYO DIAMONDZ that was created as part of MAKERPARKRADIO's OPEN AIRWAVES grant initiative to promote upcoming local hip hop talent in NYC.
if you are interested in digging deeper into TOKYO's catalog, we highly recommend you seek out his soundcloud which has his most recent mixtape. dude is a force of nature.