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The Freestyle Club's "CPR" Jose Ortiz, Nick "The Broken" Colon, and Rafael "DaUnknownAdmin" Reyes asks that all-important question, Can We Have An Honest Conversation? Listen in as we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly with Freestyle Artists, Producers, Promoters, DeeJays, and Fans.

The Freestyle Clu‪b‬ Rafael "DaUnknownAdmin" Reyes, CPR Jose Ortiz, Nick "The Broken" Colon

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The Freestyle Club's "CPR" Jose Ortiz, Nick "The Broken" Colon, and Rafael "DaUnknownAdmin" Reyes asks that all-important question, Can We Have An Honest Conversation? Listen in as we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly with Freestyle Artists, Producers, Promoters, DeeJays, and Fans.

    Open Your Eyes with Sam Savon

    Open Your Eyes with Sam Savon

    The Freestyle Club Episode 32: Open Your Eyes with Sam Savon features none other than Samuel Morales. CPR starts the conversation with Sam about his numerous name changes over his career. Samuel Morales aka Samuel, Sam Savon, New Vision just to name a few. Samuel tells us why the label, Cutting Records, felt it was necessary for him to change his name.

    • 49 min
    Blah, Blah, Feedback 2019

    Blah, Blah, Feedback 2019

    This Blah Blah episode is solely dedicated to fan feedback. We start off with a question we asked in our Facebook Group. "How Do You Think Freestyle Is Doing in 2019?" No one said Freestyle was doing worse than 2018, 7 respondents said that said it's about the same and over 30 stated its doing better than 2019. CPR Jose Ortiz and DaUnknownAdmin give you their thoughts on the subject.

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    We move on to the individual feedback segment and tackle each comment left by our listeners.

    * Gino Caporale Marketing the music better, better promotion. We unpack and examine how Freestyle Music is currently being marketed and promoted. From pre-order announcements that do not provide any pertinent information such as release date, links to purchase the item in advance.

    * Javier Rosario Let's talk about music that makes a countdown for a month vs making a classic that rotates on peoples playlist for years!! I honestly feel the genre is still pumping out " disposable freestyle " and not " I'm still gonna be jamming to this 20 years from now" music. We answer Javier's aka "Tazee" question by doing a quick and dirty review of songs from 2018 and asking if anyone is still playing those songs.

    * Luis Santana The vicious circle of the freestyle genre. And music in general. How all cogs need to be firing in harmony.  Artist need to pay the producers The Santana Twins chime in with their own suggestions for The Freestyle Club to discuss. We examine how artists may be throwing money away chasing after cheap productions. We suggest a better path and greater value for their production money is to save for a quality production that can lead to getting bookings.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Now That It’s Over with George LaMond and George Anthony

    Now That It’s Over with George LaMond and George Anthony

    Now That It's Over with George LaMond and George Anthony

    The Freestyle Club Episode 31: Now That It's Over with George LaMond and George Anthony. CPR sits down in a rare interview with both George LaMond and George Anthony to talk about their latest release "Now That It's Over".

    We start talking about George Anthony's many talents. His songwriting and vocals abilities are highlighted by both CPR and George LaMond. We find out how the two Georges met and eventually worked together on "Now That's It's Over". They take us through the process of how the song was made, written and re-written until both Georges were satisfied.

    George Anthony talks about meeting Gino Caporale and deciding on 418 Freestyle to distribute "Now That It's Over" digitally and Artistik is handling the vinyl release. Why they decided to bundle the song with Jenni Renee's "All Hooked Up". We finish by asking what's next for both Georges, possibly another song and a new Salsa project for George LaMond.

    Where To Buy "Now That It's Over"

    * iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/now-that-its-over-ep/1475855244?fbclid=IwAR1Dzfhu6P8jZAqYKMKZs8WAX2kxZJz8UAE5-_WkKKld6ZicD1EDAdtdNNA* Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W4NJMZQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ehptDb2GJM3GQ?fbclid=IwAR0fH3CKoHciBzqHOMEs0qNOL8Wf-Y-7hnT966DfxKDW8LiWbcfS6Dhqd_E

    • 23 min
    Blah, Blah, Paper – Bonus Episode 7

    Blah, Blah, Paper – Bonus Episode 7

    Blah, Blah, Paper  – Bonus Episode 7

    This Blah Blah episode focuses on the first year of The Freestyle Club. We reflect on our first year, from Episode 1 where we lost a co-host to reaching 40 episodes and picking up a new co-host, Nick Colon. We start by getting Nick's thoughts on his experience so far. We compare The Freestyle Club to The Fracklin' Flatleavers in concept and objectives. We examine the evolution of Freestyle Music's first podcast from the Frackin' Flatleavers to The Freestyle Club. We also briefly talk about our individual projects like CPR's Clubhouse Dance Music, projected to reach 600 episodes by year's end. DaUnknownAdmin's own podcast has hit the Top 100 music podcast on iTunes.

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    We examine the content and quality of the episodes over the past year. From having artists coming on the show to reveal their most intimate experiences in the genre of Freestyle Music. Artists have told us how they were victims of their own devices by signing bad contracts and not having an attorney review them. Another reoccurring theme has been artists sharing the fact that many of them have either been bankrupt or close to it. Some had to even fight with their labels to keep their identity. We finish off the segment by discussing our wishlist for the rest of 2019.

    We move on to our favorite songs so far in 2019. Songs such as Jenni Renee's All Hooked Up, Aiki's You Never Did Me Right, Audi Medina's Need You Alone just to name a few. We follow up with songs we are looking forward to by Nyasia, Sammy Zone, C-Bank, George Lamond and George Anthony. We are unanimous in looking forward to is Memories of Love by A'Lisa B. Additionally, we discuss the upcoming CPR's Clubhouse Compilation.

    Finally, we get into the Topic of the Week, DJ The Shadow's HOT 97 Freestyle Mix. We acknowledge his accomplishment of getting new Freestyle Music on a major radio station, Hot 97 in NYC. However, we express our disappointment with his choice of song selections. With there being many great Freestyle Music songs released in the past few years we are shocked by the playlist. We invoke the "Philip Anthony" rule, imagine being a listener who doesn't listen to Freestyle Music and the first song you hear is not one of the best Freestyle songs.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Less Is More with &More

    Less Is More with &More

    Less Is More with &More

    The Freestyle Club Episode 30: Less Is More with &More. We sit this week with Mic Mac Recording artist &More. Wilfredo Delvalle aka &More recorded hit songs such as You'll Never Find Another Love, Materialistic Girl and Soul On Fire.

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    &More tells the story of how &More started off as a group, who the members were and how &More are now a single person. We learn the roles that Marc Anthony, Frankie Cutlass, and Safire played in the early days of &More. We talk about the "unauthorized" remakes by other artists. How he felt and how he dealt with the issue. &More tells us about his contract with Mic Mac Records and why he asked to be released. We learn if he ever received any type of royalties and what role Safire played to get &More on SoundExchange.

    The discussion continues with &More collaborating with Aby, formally of TKA. How they worked together to create Soul On Fire. We also get the details behind "More &More" the name created especially for "Less is More" a song that appeared on "Freestyle´s Elite Club" by Metropolitan Records. We learn about his other collaboration with Artie Rodriguez for the Artie and Friends Compilation.

    &More states he is working on new music which will include new Freestyle and Salsa tracks. He talks about his influences in Salsa and we briefly talk about the similarities. We also discuss possible future collaborations. We dig into new Freestyle, who he listens to, which songs he likes, and how he has helped the new schoolers get exposure.

    Where To Find &More

    * Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/theoriginalWillieNMore/ * Facebook Page: a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007128767441 (opens in a new tab)" href="https://...

    • 57 min
    The Frozen Food Section with Freeze (Part 2)

    The Frozen Food Section with Freeze (Part 2)

    The Frozen Food Section with Freeze (Part 2)

    The Freestyle Club Episode 29: The Frozen Food Section with Freeze (Part 2). Freeze talks about the quality of today's Freestyle, Original vs Replacement singers, and much, much, more.

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    Freeze talks about his Bell's Palsy. He describes how the pain on the side of his face caused him to go to the hospital. Once there he was diagnosed with pneumonia. It was until the second painful episode that he was properly diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. He shares how painful the experience was and how he was told various timelines for his Bell's Palsy to diminish. He also talks to us about how Bell's Palsy has affected his singing, his vision and more. [ Read More About Bell's Palsy ]

    • 41 min

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