First it was being President of National Black Radio Hall Of Fame Chicago Chapter President now in this fall Dinahlynn Biggs will receive the Presidential Award for Community Service from President Joe Biden as part of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame …Chicago
Biggs Radio is the brainchild of Iconic Radio Personality Dinahlynn Biggs, who began her radio career in the 70’s at WWCA Radio in Gary, IN under the direction of her mentor Vivian Carter of Vee-Jay Records. Starting out as an intern, while being transformed into an 8-Midnight personality. This planted the seed for her success today. For Dinahlynn, having worked under the 1st Black Owned Record Label in the World, Vee-Jay Records has set her apart from other personalities. Currently, in addition to her radio shows, Dinahlynn travels as a community activist, speaking at high schools and universities abroad. Educating generations about the success of Vee-Jay Records. Oftentimes the students and faculty have no idea of the success of the label THAT WAS BEFORE MOTOWN AND PUFFY. Dinahlynn, refers to Vivian Carter as a woman before her time and carries the torch of her legacy on to the next generation.
Looking back Dinalynn recalls “In the 70’s with Chicago Radio WWCA/WYCA under Vivian Carter, she taught us how to make the microphone work to reach the world.”
Besides being BIGGS Radio head honcho she also hosts Many shows either broadcasting from THE BIGGS WORLD MEDIA STUDIOS, in Indianapolis or a remote location worldwide. Interviewing legends and breaking new music worldwide. Touching generations worldwide since the 70’s. Her restless contributions to the Indiana/Chicago community speak for itself. As a radio personality Dinahlynn has served as station Engineer, Producer and Program Director of over 45 stations abroad. Artists travel from around the world to connect with Dinahlynn to break their music. Her platform reach is over one million with her musical footprint growing every day. She is currently in the process of adding affiliate stations to the Biggs Radio Network from PA to GA and other large markets.
Other Iconic DJs make up the rest of the roster at Biggs Radio, for a complete list of DJs and showtimes make sure to check out the link
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MEET THE ARTIST MEL THE PROPHET
Hello Mel The Prophet, Thanks for coming to Honk Magazine to talk about your career.
Tell us a little more about when you first got into music?
Mel the Prophet- I first got into music in 2016. I used to freestyle with my friends and I was becoming really good and around that time I went to a NIpsey Hussle concert and an epiphany and was inspired to speak about my truth over music to inspire people how I was inspired by Nipsey
If you could describe your sound/style in one word, what would it be and why?
Mel the Prophet- If I could describe my music in one word it would be, [ UNIQUE ] because , my music comes from real experiences while being witty and aggressive with intention to motivate the listener to view themselves and the world in a different perspective.
What would you say to any aspiring recording artists who look up to your work?
Mel the Prophet- What I would say to aspiring artists who look up to my work is always be a learner and humble but always be honest with who you are before doing music, no matter what!
What quote or mantra do you live by?
Mel the Prophet- The mantra I live by is, if no one existed on the earth but you, how would you feel and what would you do and who would you be? ,,, now feel, do and be that with everyone existing on earth!
What is your hobby outside of music?
Mel the Prophet- My hobby outside of music is working out, reading and learning new ways to help others become more self aware.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Mel the Prophet- Where I see myself in 5 years is living on a ranch with multiple acres being a household name in music and the mental health industry providing value in creative ways to those who need help.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
Mel the Prophet- What I have upcoming is a musical project, “SELF HELP” the self awareness guide and I’m also working on a RnB album
What is the inspiration behind your latest song?
Mel the Prophet- The inspiration behind my latest song, “Help 1 Self” (Mental Health Anthem) was experiencing the pandemic when a lot of people became afraid and aware of the fact their mental health was at stake.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
Mel the Prophet- The 5 things I wish someone told me when I first started:
Expect no support from the people you want or expect support from. I was always a good person and a person who was “friends” with many people, not just around me or in my community but all around and thought I was going to get support from them because I was doing something good.
INVEST IN YOURSELF: Even though I did invest in myself, I was expecting others to invest in me because of the ideas I had and how beneficial they would be for others.
FOCUS ON THE BIGGER PICTURE: As much as I thought I was focusing on the bigger picture, I actually wasn’t. I was rushing the process to become what I knew I am and I would attempt to force myself and my vision onto people without trusting the process of just doing the work day in and day out.
KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO!: Being a good person can be tiring when you’re attempting to help anyone and everyone. Some people do not align with your mission or purpose. I would give my hand out to anyone who asked for it and then be in a situation where the person or people would just attempt to take advantage of my kindness.
FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE and not your ego
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Mel the Prophet- Some tips for my colleagues not to burn out:
1: SOLITUDE (spend time with yourself and your own thoughts).
2: Spend time in nature without technology . Nature is the essence of our being, being able to breathe in the air and listen to the natural habit of nature is a key element to self awareness to redirect your energy.
3: SLEEP WELL + REST.
4: Spend time with family and people you love doing things that are fun and not just work all the time .. finding the balance.
How can our readers follow you online?
Mel the Prophet- Readers can find me on ALL social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube,Tik Tok under @meltheprophet or Mel the Prophet my direct website is www.help1self.com
BAINS. shares new single “Feel Awful”
Vancouver, Canada artist BAINS. has shared a new single called “Feel Awful”. The second single from his upcoming album Punch Drunk, this self-produced offering contains emotive sonics and relatable lyricism- making for an evocative and memorable listen.
BAINS. comes through with captivating lyrics that find the artist at a low point, ruminating over past mistakes and time lost. Also themed around his love/ hate relationship with alcohol, the honesty of this single’s subject matter shines through and impacts the listener directly.
Production-wise, “Feel Awful” is engagingly dynamic, with bouncy percussion and grooving bass dropping in mid-way through the first verse and crescendoing in the chorus to create a gripping effect. Drawing the listener into the song’s atmosphere as it builds, the production here is sharply-crafted and vivid.
The latest from BAINS., “Feel Awful” combines hip-hop, alternative R&B, and alt-pop influences into a vibrant and refreshingly personal medley.
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