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Front Runners Radio Takeover Parts 1 & 2

Last week Wednesday (1-23-13) saw Mid-West Minute Radio being taken over by indie Chicago label, Front Runners Inc and management company Holy Night. Both companies are ran by artist / CEO $plash!. So he kicked off the program with details on topics such as: how he got his name, splash juice, his career, and more. The rest of the show contained appearances from several artists. Goose Wayne kicked things off and let everyone in on his favorite drink, when he fell in love with rap, etc. Next, R&B songstress Precious took the air. She dished on her time in the music business, her son’s influence on her career, and the list goes on. Afterwards, Rapper / producer Willie J. Jr. hit up the show. He opened up about subjects like: what he represents, business ventures with fellow artists, controversy in the Chi; just to name a few. The takeover closed out with another R&B singer, male crooner Triple Threat. He discussed his multiple talents, shared how he stands out from the pack, his favorite tools of the trade, and a couple of other points.

And of course there was music from Baby Face Monster himself throughout the program. In fact, he is prepping a new project dubbed Making Of A Monster. As a whole, it was a jammed pack yet successful night. So successful that it led to an encore show with Front Runners Inc and Holy Night. The encore took place on Sunday (1-27-13). Once again, a variety artists from the two entities called in to chop it up and share music. It took place a little earlier than usual but it was another engaging and rewarding segment for Mid-West Minute Radio. Both episodes can be heard in their entirety via the included players.

**My Two Cents: I liked the concept behind these two shows. It was very cool for Baby Face Monster to allow the Front Runners Inc and Holy Night camps the opportunity to shine. I also enjoyed hearing all of the support that the Chicago artists seem to have for each other. More of that is needed in Hip-Hop period. But what’s really impressive is the takeovers serve as two out of the three shows that went down last week. Yes, the Mid-West Minute Radio team was working. Stay tuned to find out how things went when they sat down with veteran rapper Yukmouth. -MinM

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