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  • GOTW's own Kira Ming with Cuban Link!
    GOTW's own Kira Ming with Cuban Link!
  • GOTW's own Kira Ming with Cassidy!
    GOTW's own Kira Ming with Cassidy!
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    GOTW's own Kira Ming with KRS-One!
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    GOTW's own Kira Ming with DJ Red Alert!
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    GOTW's own Kira Ming with Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson!
GOTW's own Kira Ming with Cuban Link!
GOTW's own Kira Ming with Cuban Link!

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Sweet Somber Vibes: DEVMO's “Stayin Here”

-Ashly E. Smith

A party is where we go to possibly link with like minded individuals to radiate positive energy and have an overall good time. What happens when the vibes are different? How do we cope with being surrounded by others who propagate happiness, while we are sad? Deerfield, Illinois' own Devin “DEMVO” Moses knows the feeling all too well. As a result, she shares her experiences and remedies in her new single, “Stayin’ Here”.


Throughout the song, DEVMO takes us on a lyrical journey of feeling sad inside, yet being happy to be alive. Released on August 13th, the accompanying video shows DEVMO at a beach party, trying to distract herself from her bad mood. At the party, she lyrically describes feelings of isolation that she gets while feeling alone amidst a group of people. “I was going through a difficult time with a break up that happened during my first tour and once I got back to Los Angeles and found myself utterly alone,” DEVMO says. “I'd go out to parties a lot to distract myself from the loneliness.


“I didn't necessarily want to be at these parties and actually felt miserable at most of them, but I knew it was better than being alone and basking in the drama of it all”. We've all been here at least once. Most times, we choose to attend parties, because we aspire to have a great time. Others, we only want to show support to the hosts, despite not being fully mentally or emotionally prepared to do so. Described as a “melancholic summertime jam”, one would never know by its uptempo, yet subtle melody. Read More

The Archives

 MC SHA ROCK- THE LUMINARY ICON

G: How did the Funky Four come to fruition?

SR: It started in 1976. My introduction to the Hip Hop culture started for me in 1976. I was in junior high school and was introduced to some of the elements of the culture as we know it as far as rap and graffiti, And ya know, I was a B-Girl. I used to hang out with a couple of friends, guys from around my area - ones that lived there, and they introduced me to the art of breakdancing and so I became a B-Girl.

So I started breakdancing in 1976 and then around late 1977, early 1978 Big Brother Disco, which was the organization in which the Funky Four was created from, was having auditions for MCs. At the time I think it was probably K. K. Rockwell and Keith Keith, who were two members of the group that was a part of the formation of the new Funky Four. I auditioned for the spot to be one of the MCs and became the 3rd member of the group.

LUMINARY ICON: THE BIOPIC...COMING SOON!

MC Sha Rock is Hip Hop's FIRST FEMALE MC! Also referred to as "Mother of the Mic" and the "Luminary Icon," her accomplishments as a member of the group Funky 4+1 cannot be denied when it comes to Hip Hop history.


GOTW is excited to be a part of the media and press coverage for her upcoming biopic, Luminary Icon!

Funky 4+1 Footage