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Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire?

  • October 17, 2017
  • 2 min read
Who Wants to Be A Chillionaire?

I came up across the music of Brooklyn based group The Chillionaires. A trio that consists of King G.r.a.y, Sky $craper, and Ruciano. The group has a feel that takes you back to an era where music was more about skills and delivery on songs such as “Mr Fly Guy”. However, they are not lacking of the jingles that dominate mainstream radio, like their song “Up One”. The group could be compared to The Clipse if they had three members or even Onyx. If you enjoy East Coast hip hop this is a group worth checking out.

The group has a number of videos online that have accumulated a solid number of views. The music is appealing to those who enjoy real “street hip hop”. The group works well together and compliments each others energy. If they keep up the momentum look for this group to really make moves. The one criticism is that I don’t feel that it is anything that really distinguishes them from the other hip groups out there as far as content. They pretty much talk about all the same things all the other contemporary rap groups rap about such as foreign cars, Xanax, and fuckin bitches.

If the group is going to really reach success I feel they have to find a way to differentiate themselves from other hip hop groups and not fall into the same patterns of conformity of their peers. They are on Souncloud as well and have some songs worth checking out like “I Get Lots of Money” and I think part of the appeal of the group is that they are really portraying that they are authentic. I feel they are kind of holding back on their lyricism and moreso conforming to the dumbed down version of hip hop that has become the standard for success. I look forward to hearing future projects from them and look for this group to set a standard for New York sound, opposed to emulating groups from the south and Atlanta.

Ryan Glover is a contributing writer for Follow him on Twitter @RyanDavisGlover, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your google network.

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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