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Area artists up for hip hop award
By Stacy Wolford
VALLEY INDEPENDENT
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Buzz up!

Nuthin But Hitz Entertainment will be at the third annual Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards Sunday at the Pittsburgh Hilton.
The artists are nominated for "Record Label of the Year."


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The label comprises artists Charles B. "C. Willz" Williams, 28, of Monessen, a Donora native; Jonathen C. Bass "Blaze," 29, of Monongahela, a Monessen native; and Todd Walker, a.k.a. "D.J. Profyle," of Monongahela.
Williams has been performing since the age of 3. He has been playing piano since he was 5 and wrote and composed his first song at 6. He wrote his first rap at age 12.
Bass has been writing poetry since he was 8 and wrote his first rap at 14.
Walker, a deejay for the past five years with Lethal DJ Services, joined N.B.H. in 2006.
They all have been friends since their childhood and graduated together from Ringgold High School with the class of 1999.
Williams and Bass have been performing together for about 15 years. They started recording in 2003 and organized NBH in 2006
NBH manager Denise "Neeso" Poole, of Monessen, said they are now looking for support at the hip hop awards, as the winners are voted on by fans.
Voting for the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards ends at noon Saturday. Voting can be done on the Web site, www.pittsburghhiphopawards.com.
The awards show starts at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Poole said their music is a blend of rhythm and blues, hip hop and rap. She said they have been performing, recording and writing their own music for more than 10 years.
They perform around the tri-state area at clubs and other venues. They have found success and a fan base by performing at the monthly "hip hop buffet" at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty.
The open stage event is held the first Monday of the month.
They are also scheduled to perform Feb. 13 at Eck's Lounge in Monongahela.
"They've been able to meet a lot of people in the music industry, and really get their names out there," Poole said.
The men record in studios around the Valley and are always writing new material.
"They've been friends for over 12 years and they all just love performing," she said.
She said being nominated for a Pittsburgh Hip Hop Award will boost their profile.
The Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards was created to showcase the hip hop music scene in the city and around the region.
The awards program consists of 35 categories, including best male/female artists, best producer, best singers, best DJs, recording studios and even best barbershops and athletes.
For more information or to book NBH, call Poole at (724) 797-5579, or visit www.nbhent.com, or their individual Web sites: www.myspace.com/cwillz1; www.myspace.com/blazeis-here; or www.myspace.com/ djprofyle.

Stacy Wolford can be reached at swolford@tribweb.com or 724-684-2640.
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- Valley Independent


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Blaze is a writer and a true poet at heart. He is a deep thinker, he is definently not a typical MC. Blaze has a very broad vision that he attempts to bring to life through his music and lyrics.

Blaze began writing poetry at the young age of 8, he turned those words into his first song at age 13. Since then Blaze has seen and been through many things, which enables his music to have a powerful effect when listened. Blaze said, " I make music for ordinary people, that go through extraordinary problems, I want people to feel good after they listen to my music!"

Blaze and The Rest of the NBH Family are focused and ready to take there vision to the world.
We invited you to fasten your seatbelt, and take this Journey with us!