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Cymandye Lady-c


Williamsburg, VA native, Cymandye “Lady-c” Russell, is a radio personality for WNSB Hot 91.1 FM and Fresh Radio. In 2012, She won a Southern Entertainment Award for “Most Slept on Radio Personality” while working at WKJX 96.7, The Block, in North Carolina. In 2013, she was nominated for the same award in Nashville, TN. Lady-c has radio experience including college, internet, and commercial. She is a blogger and celebrity interviewer for Top 30, Source Magazine rated, and the Philadelphia blog-site She has interviewed Kool G Rap, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Melanie Fiona, Kurupt, Cam’ron, Charli Baltimore, No Malice and more! Cymandye and/or her work has also been featured by, Billboard magazine, iDymes Magazine, and, among many others. In 2012, noted Cymandye as, “DMV’s well-known industry maven and radio host.” This same year, the Norfolk State University graduate launched her graphic design business, Art Riche. From being a media personality, casting assistant, graphic designer, and event coordinator, there’s nothing that Cymandye finds off limits.

Art Riche

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Van Ark


Van Ark is a Producer/Composer/Musician/Songwriter/Visual Artist/Podcast Radio Host and Alumni of  The College of Bryant & Stratton from Richmond, Virginia who produces an eclectic range of music from Experimental, Jazz Fusion, Hip-Hop, Electro, and Fusion. As a diverse producer, solo artist, and collaborator Van Ark likes to push the boundaries of music and sound. He has performed on and released a variety of albums, and E.P’s, composing musical themes for the Potboiler Podcast Network(VCU Media Center), producing and remixing for artists such as Baatin of Slum Village, Shuanise, The No BS! Brass Band and many more. Van Ark also have been featured on various artists’ albums internationally and nationally. More people are recognizing and getting into Van Ark’s music due to the numerous music projects that he has produced independently on his own lmprint, Arkteknologies (USA), and also thru international music labels such as StillMuzik (France), Root70Lounge (Japan), and Filter Label (Macedonia).


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dj-wyzeDJ from VA, exploring all genres of music, with his roots deep in HIP HOP. “

Without words we still have the beat, but without the beat we have no music.”

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Hailing from Accomac, VA, Handles has been flooding airwaves with a lyrically incising set of bars that you not only bob your head to in unison, but commend him for his perpetual ambition. 

While many rappers struggle to locate the adjectives in their minds to express the emotions of their verses, he’s proving to listeners both young and old how he stands apart he from most rappers. 

935016_10151495167962771_453239887_nCheck out his music:

Follow on Twitter: @handles757

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