The Freestyle Club

Rice and Beats with Aki Starr

The Freestyle Club: Rice and Beats with Aki Starr – Episode 23

The Freestyle Club welcomes West Coast, Billboard Charting, Recording Artist,
Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, and Radio Personality, Aki Starr to the Third Chair.

Aki Starr member of Spanish Fly, Malo, several cover bands and even has performed as his idol, Michael Jackson. Aki talks about teaming up with Sway (MTV) and King Tech and auditioning for Spanish Fly. He gives us the history of Spanish Fly, both before he joined and what the group has accomplished since his arrival.

Rice and Beats with Aki Starr
Rice and Beats with Aki Starr

Aki takes us through all his hits throughout the years including his current hit song “Voices In My Head”. At the time of this interview “Voices In My Head” hit the Billboard Charts at #48. Just a few short weeks later, “Voices In My Head” has skyrocketed to #28. Aki Starr is no stranger to Billboard however as he has even performed at the Latin Billboard Music Awards Selena tribute in Miami.

https://www.billboard.com/charts/dance-club-play-songs

We continue the conversation with Aki’s future projects. We talk about his new partnership with Gino Caporale and his 418 production company as well as his upcoming collaboration with Nocera. Finally, Aki talks about the current crop of New Freestyle Artists, being impressed by many of their songs and expressing his desire to see them receive recognition.

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Blah, Blah, Standards – Bonus Episode 4

The Freestyle Club: Blah, Blah, Standards – Bonus Episode 4

This Blah Blah episode focuses on the Facebook Live video made by POP & Freestyle Recording Artist Stevie B and the reaction from the Freestyle Community. First, we review what he said and give our opinions on his comments. Then we examine the responses from the fans and artists. Many of which agreed with what he had to say, but may not have agreed with his tone and language.

The Freestyle Club: Blah, Blah, Standards – Bonus Episode 4
The Freestyle Club: Blah, Blah, Standards – Bonus Episode 4

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Unbreakable with Nick Colon


The Freestyle Club: Unbreakable with Nick Colon – Episode 22

Nick Colon finally takes The Third Chair to become a Tripe Threat having cohosted on Clubhouse Dance Music, The Frackin’ Flat Leavers and now The Freestyle Club. The Oldest and Newest member of The Freestyle Club opens up about working with different producers and writing for other artists.

TThe Freestyle Club: Unbreakable
TThe Freestyle Club: Unbreakable

Nick Colon talks about being signed with Cutting Records and TST (The Santana Twins). And YES we do ask Nick if he got paid and if he received a signing bonus (How Could You Doubt Us!). We also talk about the break out song Broken and how it has topped the Countdowns. Soon after a remix was released and once again Broken dominated the Freestyle Music Countdowns.

We get to the bottom of why we don’t see Nick performing more often. What his thoughts are about the flurry of songs containing the Planet Rock Beat. Nick talks about working with the Santana Twins and how they stand apart from other producers.

Nick also talks about songs that are in the works with him either singing or writing for other artists. We learn that there is not only a new song in the works and coming out soon(ish). We also learn that there will be a Nick Colon EP, in addition to an appearance on an upcoming compilation.

Fan Feedback

This week we have fan feed back straight from the Artist himself. We held on to his comment from the very first week of The Freestyle Club. Tune in to hear what he had to say about The Freestyle Club.

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Yeah Buddy with Robert Bartko

The Freestyle Club: Yeah Buddy with Robert Bartko Episode 21

In this episode of The Freestyle Club – Yeah Buddy with Robert Bartko, we sit down with Robert Bartko to get his origin story. Find out how this Pastor from Utah became a Freestyle Recording Artist. Robert talks about how he came up with the name for his first group, Count To Twenty. The various labels he has worked with and artists that he has written songs for.

The Freestyle Club - Yeah Buddy
The Freestyle Club - Yeah Buddy

Robert talks about spending a lot of time in Stevie B’s studios and working on productions. Since Robert has covered many artists, we ask Robert how does it feels to have arguably one of Freestyle’s greatest artist, Stevie B, cover his song. If you are an avid listener of The Freestyle Club, you may not be surprised by his response.

Robert goes through his Freestyle discography with a brief back story for the songs he written over the years. He also talks about working with Debbie Deb, Johnny O, Tolga, and others.

Robert tells us about his musical career after Freestyle Music. He went on to write and produce music in various genres and even produced songs for the group KORN and Limp Bizkit. He currently performs live with his acoustic guitar singing various cover songs as well as some original music he wrote.

Where To Find Robert Bartko

Fan Feedback

During this segment we focus on the comments and questions from our listeners.

First up we tackle Tazee’s Question

We finish up by commenting on additional comments by Tazee and DJ Mikie Cubby.

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Blah, Blah, 3-Peat – Bonus Episode 3

Blah, Blah, 3-Peat – Bonus Episode 3

In this episode of The Freestyle Club – Blah, Blah, 3-Peat, we welcome back to The Third Chair Alisa ‘B, E’Dee, and Andre. In what is our biggest episode we catch up with three former members of The Club and see what they have been up to since being on the podcast.

We also touch on some of the feedback our listeners have been commenting on in our Facebook Group as well as some of the topics that are currently hot in Freestyle Music world.

The Freestyle Club - Blah, Blah, 3-Peat
The Freestyle Club - Blah, Blah, 3-Peat

A’Lisa B

First up is the lovely and equally talented A’Lisa B. Since being on the Freestyle Club podcast, A’Lisa B has released a Spanish song called Africa. A song that she pays homage to her Latin supporters and her Motherland, a song that truly celebrates people of all colors. She has also been busy writing songs for herself and other artists. She’s also been busy in the studio getting songs out with Charlie Babie, Fulanito and 2 In A Room. And she promised to have “Memories of Love and “Sober” to be out later this year.

Africa by A'Lisa B

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Check Out A’Lisa B’s first appearance on The Freestyle Club.

E’Dee

Next up we had E’Dee come back on The Freestyle Club Podcast. E’Dee comes on to the podcast with both good and bad news. Firstly, the good news. E’dee is indeed still working on her album and we look forward to its release. Unfortunately, we find out that E’Dee has been diagnosed with the Big C. This will be her second bout with Breast Cancer and we hope that the community embrasses her and supports her during this difficult time.

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Andre

We bring back Andre Faria of Six Centz to give us an update on what he’s been doing since his last appearance on The Freestyle Club. Andre gives us an update on his streaming efforts, what works and what doesn’t. He goes into great details on which services are the best to use based on payouts per streams. Andre continues showing his forward-thinking once again with the use of Groupon to promote his events.

Fan Feedback

During this segment we focus on the comments and questions from our listeners.

First up we tackle Tazee’s Question

We finish up by commenting on additional comments by Tazee and DJ Mikie Cubby.

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From The Gut – Jaide

From The Gut – Jaide

In this episode of The Freestyle Club – From The Gut – Jaide, we welcome an iconic Freestyle Music artist back to the Freestyle scene. We welcome Cutting Records great Jaidie to sit on The Third Chair.

Jaidie tells us how she got her start in Freestyle Music as a dancer for a legendary Freestyle Artist. She eventually branched out on her own, despite having a great time performing multiple shows on any given day. Of course, we ask the 40,000 dollar question… Was Jaidie paid as a signed artist for Cutting Records.

The Freestyle Club - From The Gut - Jaide
The Freestyle Club - From The Gut - Jaide

Jaide tell us about her brother, Ziggy and how he was not only responsible for getting her into the Freestyle Music business, but he wrote some of her songs as well. Jaidie also gives us the details about her hit songs, Answer My Cry, Love You Love You, and So Far Away.

Jaidie is one of Freestyle’s unique artist that has Spanish versions of her songs. As a result, Jaidie has been one of the few artists that have crossed over to Spanish music, recording several songs in Spanish. Chief among them was singing “Puerto Rico” the Official song for NYC National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2004 and 2005.


We also talk about the response to Jaidies latest songs “I KnowIn a Class of Our Own, Vol. 2: Hidden Gems and “How Could You?In a Class of Our Own, Vol. 3: The Menagerie  In addition to these songs Jaidie tells us that she is teaming up with a written she has worked with in the past to work on new Freestyle music.

Where To Find Jaidie

Hit Pick of The Week

  • Jaidie: Magical by Lily Rose
  • CPR Jose Ortiz: Nunca by Alex of Latin Nation
  • DaUnknownAdmin: One Last Chance by Mark Milan

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9119 – Mark Milan

The Freestyle Club – 9119 – Mark Milan

In this episode of The Freestyle Club – 9119 – Mark Milan, we welcome back Mark Milan to Freestyle. We sit down with Mark Milan to find out what he’s been up to since 1991 and what we can expect to hear during his 2019 comeback.

Mark takes us back to the begining when he first got into Freestyle. He tells how his two memorable hits, Foolish Pride and One Last Chance came about and which of the two is his favorite. We also acknowledge Norty Cotto’s role in the production process.

The Freestyle Club - 9119 - Mark Milan
The Freestyle Club - 9119 - Mark Milan

The Freestyle Club ask Mark Milan that all-important question… Were you signed and if so, did you get paid. You may be surprised by Mark’s reply. Mark then tells us what he has been up to during his ’91 – ’19 absence from Freestyle.

Mark talks about being surprised by the fans response when he resurfaced on social media, He tells the Freestyle Club how he didn’t know just how far and how many fans his songs have touched and reached.

Finally, we talk about Mark’s upcoming projects, including the possibilities of remakes of his classic tracks. Mark describes the process of meeting and working with a new producer. Going through the initial meet and greet, to getting familiar and getting to work on a new track.

Hit Pick of The Week

  • Mark Milan: Magical by Lily Rose
  • CPR Jose Ortiz: Nunca by Alex of Latin Nation
  • DaUnknownAdmin: One Last Chance by Mark Milan

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I’m Coming Out – Jasmine Denis

The Freestyle Club – I’m Coming Out – Jasmine Denis

In this episode of The Freestyle Club – I’m Coming Out – Jasmine Denis we tackle domestic violence, homelessness and other factors that Freestyle’s first openly Transgender artist has experienced.

Freestyle Music recording artist Jasmine Denis talks about her latest release “It’s Over” and how it relates to domestic violence. Jasmine shares her experience being in a relationship where domestic violence was the norm. She expands on how long she was in a violent relationship and why she stood so long and how it eventually came to an end.

Jasmine describes being homeless at a young age and how grateful she feels towards her producer Edwin Ramos, who took her in despite having his own family to support. Jasmine also echoes CPR’s sentiment about artists supporting and celebrating each other over a decade ago and missing that camaraderie today.

Jasmine also points out two individuals that have always accepted her throughout her life and career (you’ll have to listen to find out who they are). Speaking of acceptance, Jasmine goes deep into her personal life and reveals who has accepted her transition and who has not.


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The Freestyle Club asks Jasmine what are the step involved in transitioning from male to female. We also briefly touch on some of the social issues the LGBT community faces. The LGBT community faces higher rates of discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence and significantly higher rates of suicide.

GLAAD

For over 30 years, has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance
for the LGBTQ community. For more information visit https://www.glaad.org/

Hit Pick of The Week

  • Jasmine Denis: If I Tell You by Wendy
  • CPR Jose Ortiz: It’s Over by Jasmine Denis
  • DaUnknownAdmin: Magical by Lily Rose

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The One and Only – Reinaldo

The Freestyle Club – The One and Only – Reinaldo – Episode 17

Welcome to the first episode of The Second Season of The Freestyle. We start this season of The Freestyle Club – The One and Only – Reinaldo, with none other than Reinaldo Gonzalez, aka “The Original Reinaldo”. Let’s Talk Freestyle!

Freestyle Music recording artist Reinaldo was signed to High Power record and sang “Another Night” and “My Sweet Love”. The Freestyle Club invites Reinaldo Gonzalez to man “The Third Chair” and share his experiences, both good and bad, with Freestyle Music.

The Freestyle Club - The One and Only - Episode 17
The Freestyle Club - The One and Only - Episode 17

Reinaldo talks about how he got signed to his first contract. He also tells us how he felt at the time of signing and how those feelings change over time. He goes on to talk about the depths he had to go through in order to be released from his contract.

This is where the history of the “Reinaldos” begins. Reinaldo takes us through all the artists that have played the role as his replacement. Finally, we wrap up by getting Reinaldo’s feelings on the subject. We also find out how it has affected him both personally and professionally. We also get the 411 on what is next for Reinaldo.

Hit Pick of The Week

  • Reinaldo: You’ll Never Know by Hi Glow
  • CPR Jose Ortiz: With All My Heart by  Shy
  • DaUnknownAdmin: It’s Over by Jasmine Denis

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Blah, Blah, 2018 – Bonus Episode 2

The Freestyle Club – Blah, Blah, 2018 – Bonus Episode 2

This Freestyle Club Blah Blah Bonus Episode dedicates this episode to Freestyle in review for the year 2018. Listen to our thoughts on the status of Freestyle for the Year 2018.

We start out sharing our thoughts and experiences over the 16 plus episodes we have created on The Freestyle Club. From almost ending the podcast after one episode to reinventing the show on the fly. We touch on which were our favorite episodes and guests. We thank the many artists, promoters, producers, and deejays that took the time to tell their truth. We also are truly grateful to the listeners that listen, like and share our podcast. Thank you, everyone, for making The Freestyle Club so much fun and informative.

We shift our focus to the growing contradictions of Freestyle Music Countdowns, Industry use of fans to fight their battles and the personal effects its had on our very own CPR Jose Ortiz. Lend an ear as CPR goes into details about an incident he had to deal with for 6 months of the year.

Of course, a podcast wouldn’t be complete without talking about The Planet Rock Beat. We examine CPR’s choice for the #40 spot on his 2018 Freestyle Countdown, Robert Barkto. You can expect to hear more about Robert on The Freestyle Club in 2019. We then discuss the best of 2018, which songs and artists we thought were the standouts of 2018.

Lastly, we close out the podcast by making a few predictions about 2019. We hope everyone had a great and safe holiday, we look forward to continuing the conversation in 2019. Now is your turn to share your thoughts on the subject. Tell us in the comments below what you think of the various polls, what are they doing right. and how they can improve.

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