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Check out the article featuring DJ Luke Nasty in Billboard Magazine  4/29/2016 by Natalie Weiner When it comes to earning a spot on theHot 100, there's unusual, and then there's *unusual*. DJ Luke Nasty, 25, who went from playing the saxophone in his high school band, to DJing at his...

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How Freestyle Rap Remixes Are Changing The Charts

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Check out the article featuring DJ Luke Nasty in Forbes Magazine, March 30, 2016. --- The ability to freestyle has long been an admirable trait in a rapper, although not necessarily a commercially fruitful one. Lately, it appears the latter condition no longer applies. Take DJ Luke Nasty’s “Might Be,”...

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Othaz Records - Climbing Billboard 100 Charts - March 2016

Othaz Records - Climbing Billboard 100 Charts - March 2016

Excerpt from Forbes Magazine | Media & Entertainment. The slots taken by established hip-hop hitmakers like Drake, Future, and Fetty Wap, the chart presently has a decent number of rap singles from fresher faces, including Desiigner’s “Panda,” Luke Nasty’s “Might Be,” and two by Atlantic’s own Kevin Gates. Apart from...

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Othaz Records - The Basics :

  • What: Independent hip hop label Othaz Records
  • Where: Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Founded by: Waleed Coyote

Early Years:

Othaz Records was started on the campus of Western Carolina University during founder Waleed Coyote's senior year of college. Initially, the label was primarily promoted to his fellow students, and it continued to grow with Waleed as he moved from student life to a job at Greensboro, NC, based radio station 102 Jamz.

Waleed Coyote 

What's in a Name: 

The label name Othaz is inspired by the racial demographic question found on many applications. Usually, the last choice on many of these forms is "other" - which Othaz's founder Waleed Coyote said in a recent interview is the box that he always checks. He said he dislikes the tendency in music for for there to be an assumption about which kinds of people listen to which kinds of music, and the name of the label is a suggestion that it won't be boxed into dealing with any one kind of music.

 

Othaz Records and The Middle East:

Othaz Records is committed to giving North Carolina based artists their chance at the spotlight and wants to introduce national listeners to NC talent. Mixing both Waleed's Lebanese roots and North Carolina's geographic location in the middle of the east coast of the US, the label has termed the Carolina sound and region as The Middle East and makes it a point to use their own successes to draw attention back to all of the artists coming out of the area.

The Peace in the Middle East Project:

Othaz Records' Waleed is also involved in the Peace in the Middle East Project with MC Serch. This project brings Arab and Jewish MCs from all over the world together on tracks to raise money for orphanages in Jerusalem that care for children who have lost their parents to the Palestinian-Israeli conflicts.

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