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5iveit EP nominated for multiple 2015 WYCE Jammie Awards

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5iveit EP nominated for multiple 2015 WYCE Jammie Awards

Our friends at WYCE have released nominations for the 2015 Jammie Awards. Last year we took home three awards for the 5iveit LP. This year our follow up, the 5iveit EP (Album Of The Year, Hip Hop Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year “Better Days). You can request all of the songs from both projects at any time, no matter where you are in the world. Request Online or  Call 1-616-742-9923. Below is a look at the video for the Jammie nominated, Betters Days, created with John Boros. The song was produced by Ryan K. Wilson of Vox Vidorra....

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Revue Magazine Music Issue Cover Story

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Revue Magazine Music Issue Cover Story

Nixon and I had a conversation with Revue Magazine for their 2014 Music Issue. They were also gracious enough to feature us on the cover. You can check the entire issue out HERE. West Michigan Music Sampler by REVUE The Issue also features a music sampler including a new song from The 5iveit EP, “Cook Out” featuring Ryan K. Wilson & Griff. The song is produced and mixed by Nixon and mastered by Sir Manley. You can hear it above… 5iveit- Push It Past Potential Each Day Manifest Your...

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Festival of the Arts 2014: John Serba’s top 5 things to eat, hear and see

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Festival of the Arts 2014: John Serba’s top 5 things to eat, hear and see

Originally published on mlive.com by John Serba GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Wondering what to among the many entertainment and eating options at Festival 2014? Here’s where I’d begin: To hear: Rick Chyme, 8 p.m. Friday, Fountain Stage – This ambitious, positive-vibe MC caught the attention of many with his Guinness World Record-breaking stunt for ArtPrize 2013, when he rapped freestyle for 17 hours straight. Chyme’s among the most prevalent and visible hip-hop acts in Grand Rapids. He also took home three WYCE Jammie awards in February,...

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Local First Street Party Promo on WZZM13

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Local First Street Party Promo on WZZM13

This morning I stopped by WZZM13’s Take Five for an acapella performance to promote our performance on 6/7/14 at The Local First Street Fair in Grand Rapids, MI. Above is a video talking about all that will be happening at the Founders Brewery sponsored event, towards the end I’ll appear and say some...

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Soul Train Feature

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Soul Train Feature

Source | Soultrain.com by Mr. Joe Walker Who knew a slice of cold pizza could be so rewarding? Usually at its most appetizing while piping hot, the dish was reduced to stiff, saucy bread with a rubbery-like top layer. Hip-hop star Rick Chyme didn’t care, though. The Grand Rapids, MI native wanted that slice desperately, regardless of its current condition. An astounded audience erupted into ovation while also bombarding him with mass congratulatory admiration. It was like the scene of a bleacher-clearing last second score to win a noteworthy...

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ArtPrize: Watch Rick Chyme attempt to break world record with 17-hour freestyle rap

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ArtPrize: Watch Rick Chyme attempt to break world record with 17-hour freestyle rap

    Source|Mlive.com Writer|John Serba GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Want to be the subject of some free-verse rap? Find Rick Chyme in downtown Grand Rapids today. The local hip-hop artist is attempting a world record for freestyle rapping – a 17-hour marathon that began at 8 a.m. at John Hartman Photography, and will conclude at The Pyramid Schemearound 1 a.m., with a full schedule of appearances scheduled in between. The marathon is Chyme’s ArtPrize entry, dubbed The Art of Freestyle. I walked by Chyme as he stood outside...

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Local Spins Covers Marathon Freestyle

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Local Spins Covers Marathon Freestyle

Source|localspins.com Writer|John Sinkevics Grand Rapids hip-hop artist Rick Chyme unveils his ArtPrize entry on Saturday, with plans to freestyle rap throughout the city in hopes of setting a new world record for hip-hop endurance … and inclusiveness. In a bid to freestyle rap for 17 hours straight, Grand Rapids hip-hop artist Rick Chyme may have devised the most inclusive ArtPrize entry yet. With instrumentalists joining him and videographers documenting his travels, Chyme plans to start rapping on the streets and at various locations...

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Rick Chyme Sets The Record Straight

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Rick Chyme Sets The Record Straight

Source|Revue Magazine Author|Nolan Krebs Growing up, Patrick Cleland was a lanky kid from Grand Rapids who loved nothing more than playing basketball. On bus rides to and from games and around the house, he toyed with on-the-spot rhymes for the hell of it. To him, it was fun and it made his friends laugh. On Saturday, Sept. 21, Cleland (better known today as hip-hop artist Rick Chyme) will take what was once an offhand habit to the streets of ArtPrize in a big way, by tackling the world record for the longest freestyle with a target time of...

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Former Western Michigan basketball player aims to make history

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Former Western Michigan basketball player aims to make history

Source|nbcsports.com Writer|Raphielle Johnson In four seasons as a member of the Western Michigan basketball program, Pat Cleland played in 41 games and averaged less than a point per contest after originally joining the program as a manager. His name likely won’t be found on too many of the pages in the school’s record book, but Cleland may find himself in the Guinness Book of World Records at the end of the weekend. Why? Cleland, a hip hop artist whose raps under the name of Rick Chyme, will attempt to break the world record for longest...

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Former College Hoopster Attempting To Break Freestyle Rap Record

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Former College Hoopster Attempting To Break Freestyle Rap Record

Source|cbssports.com Writer|Matt Norlander Never knew who Pat Cleland was until this morning, but this guy seems pretty ambitious and free-spirited. Cleland played at Western Michigan from 1999-2003, averaged less than a point in his four-year career and played in 41 games after playing his way from walk-on to scholarship player. So now Cleland, 33, is embarking on something that’s getting him more publicity than basketball ever did. On Saturday he’ll attempt to set the world record for most hours consecutively freestyle rapping:...

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