Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

The 1865 Emerge With Debut Single Buckshot

The 1865 is a blues-punk new band formed in 2017 by veteran journalist Sacha Jenkins who was one-half of The White Mandingos with Murs. Professional skateboarder and musician Chuck Treece, Shoegaze singer Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman, bassist Flora Luccini and  Jason “Biz” Lucas drummer for Dragonz Of Zynth joined Jenkins to complete The 1865. The band’s name is an obvious ode to the year the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery was instituted and the Reconstruction era after the Civil War. Their upcoming album, Don’t Tread On Me, which is a reference to the 1775 flag named after General Christopher Gadsen, has songs that talk about life in America during 1865. “Buckshot” is the first single from Don’t Tread On Me and it is about the perspective of an escaped slave. Jenkins explained in a press release that The 1865 “Was a great way to create contemporary music that spoke to the past, but also spoke to the same things that continue to happen over and over again in our country.” Don’t Tread On Me can be picked up after January 25th. 



Missy Elliott Is The First Woman Rapper Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott now has the honor of becoming the first woman rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is the fourth hip-hop songwriter to be inducted sharing the distinction with Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin who is also a 2019 inductee. Elliott’s success in the ’90s put her among the most influential artists of the decade. She broke through as a unique voice comprised of humor and style when she debuted as a solo artist with the single “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” in 1997. It was the beginning of her time as a creator of some of the era’s classic songs with Timbaland’s computerized rhythms that complimented Elliott’s singing and rapping. Her pen extended its reach to gain writing credits for Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, SWV, Total, and Destiny’s Child among others. The Songwriters Hall of Fame describes Elliot as “One of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history.” Chairman Nile Rodgers said in the press release that the 2019 inductees wrote songs that made the music of today possible. Elliott’s music resisted stereotypes about women and opened up a new path of individualism for women rappers and her videos have inspired artists across genres. The induction event is scheduled for Thursday, June 13th 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.