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Second Generation with Andy “Panda” Tripoli

The Freestyle Club Episode 26: Second Generation with Andy “Panda” Tripoli

The Freestyle Club sits down with the one and only, Song Writer and Producer Andy “Panda” Tripoli. We start things off with MTV’s 2nd Generation hosted by Tony Moran (one half of the Latin Rascals) and Andy Panda. Andy talks about the creation of the show, being picked up for a second season, the representation of Latinos and Latin Hip Hop music and the reasons for the show ultimately being canceled.

Andy goes on to talk about the genesis of The Cover Girls. He explains how his love of Motown Music and groups like The Supremes and others inspired him to create his own girl group. We set out with the concept and shared his vision with Sal Abbatiello of Fever Records. Eventually, after a few initial replacement, they finalize the members of The Cover Girls and Andy pens Show Me.

We examine how Freestyle was “OUR” generation’s Salsa Music. We reminisce how our parent would play Salsa Music and how we grew up listening to Salsa Music. Now as we grew up our children, in turn, grew up listening to our version of Salsa Music with Freestyle Music. We also take note of how Old Salseros are not generally known to be accepting of new artists and how that mentality is now present in Freestyle Music.

Proving that Andy Panda listens to The Freestyle Club, he sets the record straight on Together Forever and the role that Frankie Cutlass played in the creation of this Freestyle Classic. Andy talks about Tony Moran and his many contributions to the Freestyle Music genre. We wrap up the interview with Andy sharing his upcoming Freestyle Music projects.

Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia (Part 2)


The Freestyle Club Episode 25: Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia (Part 2)

Freestyle Music Recording Artists, Brooklyn’s Own Nyasia takes The Third Chair. We play catch up with Nyasia, discussing her migration from NY to Florida and briefly compare the differences between the two states. We then get straight to it with Nyasia and her experiences online, from Freestyle Music messages boards to Social Media platforms such as Facebook.

Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia
Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia


Nyasia, CPR, and DaUnknownAdmin talk about the early days of internet radio and the final days of The Freestyle File, Freestyle’s first iRadio Freestyle Music Show. We discuss the many interviews they have done with Freestyle artists, including legendary producer Chris Barbosa.

As always we ask our customary question of Nyasia, did she have a contract and did she get paid? She explains that while she is ultimately responsible, she does take to task Mickey and Marvin of Mic Mac Records. We also learn of a “copycat” version of Nyasia that performed in Brazil and we find out the identity of the individual.

We close out this episode with a Bonus Edit Mix by DJ Paradise of The Freestyle File and Nyasia’s Husband and Manager.

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Blah, Blah, Drama – Bonus Episode 5

The Freestyle Club: Blah, Blah, Drama – Bonus Episode 5

This Blah Blah episode follows up on the Facebook Live videos made by POP & Freestyle Music Recording Artist Stevie B., Johnny O, and Frankie Cutlass. This time around The Freestyle Club is joined by special guest Nick Colon who explains the latest conflict between Frankie Cutlass and The Santana Twins. The Freestyle Club along with Nick Colon discuss the other Telenovela type drama that’s currently happening in the Freestyle Music genre that even includes our very own CPR Jose Ortiz.

Blah, Blah, Drama – Bonus Episode 5
Blah, Blah, Drama – Bonus Episode 5

CPR Jose Ortiz goes deep into details about the reasons he has banned Romeo Entertainment’s Freestyle Music Vol. 1. He also discusses his issues with producer Tanassi Koulidis. Listen in as he takes us step by step, everything from the Planet Rock Beat to using known Freestyle Music producers as Work For Hire and removing all credits in the final productions.

CPR tackles the criticisms and outright bashing by some in the Freestyle Community. He takes us back to 2004 to tell us the origins of his dispute with Andrea Martin. We also cover the CPR “Villian or Not” discussions undertaken by Bernado and his guests. We close out the episode by going around the table to get everyone’s take on the drama, whether or not its a good or bad thing.

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Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia – Part 1


The Freestyle Club Episode 25: Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia (Part 1)

Freestyle Music Recording Artists, Brooklyn’s Own Nyasia takes The Third Chair. We play catch up with Nyasia, discussing her migration from NY to Florida and briefly compare the differences between the two states. We then get straight to it with Nyasia and her experiences online, from Freestyle Music messages boards to Social Media platforms such as Facebook.

Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia
Brooklyn Goes Hard with Nyasia


Nyasia reflects on the past and the toll it took on her personally and professionally. The GoFundMe topic comes up as Nyasia describes her experience using crowdfunding to raise funds to help support her son’s medical needs. She details the thought process behind using GoFundMe and backlash she received. We talk about the Freestyle Music industry as a whole. Bad contracts, labels, managers, etc is a recurring theme as Nyasia goes deep into her early years in the industry.

We ask Nyasia what pisses her off the most about the music and she doesn’t hold back. From the legends backstabbing and disrespectful behavior towards each other to the low ball offers from promoters. To the online wars, which she feels have only gotten worse with social media. We also talk about Jennifer Lopez mentioning Freestyle and the fans overreaction, as well as Marc Anthony’s role in Freestyle Music.

We go way back to talk about The Freestyle File, the pioneers of online Freestyle shows. Many years later, Nyasia and DJ Paradise are still receiving requests to bring back The Freestyle File. We go on to talk about her current and upcoming projects with TST The Santana Twins, George Anthony, and More.

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418 Freestyle with Gino Caporale

The Freestyle Club Episode 24: 418 Freestyle with Gino Caporale

The Freestyle Club welcomes DeeJay, Producer, and CEO of 418 Music Gino Caporale to the Third Chair. We sit with Gino Caporale and talk about his early years as a deejay and how he became a Freestyle Music producer. We get into how he met Adam Marano and worked with him to produce his their first Freestyle song. As a bonus, we finally get some insight into the many aliases used by Adam Marano.

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

Gino talks to us about his work with Freestyle Music labels Mic Mac, Viper, and Metropolitan and going on to start his own dance music label 418 Music. We get introduced to his staff as we start to discuss the label’s accomplishments over the years. 418 Music has steadily increased the amount of music over the years and as a result, have positioned themselves as Billboard’s #1 Indie label and was recently mentioned in Forbes [https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2019/02/18/how-indie-company-418-music-beat-taylor-swift-katy-perry-labels/#7b8da1a21c15].

418 Music voted #1 Indie Dance Label by Billboard

Now with his position in Dance Music firmly established, Gino adds another addition to the label, 418 Freestyle. This time Gino teams up with Freestyle Music Legendary Producer Carlos Berrios, Singers & Writers Sammy Zone and Aki Starr, plus Multiplatinum Producer Steve “Mr. Mig” Migliore. Together they plan to put out many remixes and original Freestyle Music in the first year alone.

Where To Find 418 Music

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Rice and Beats with Aki Starr

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

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.

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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 Episode 22: Unbreakable with Nick Colon

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 Episode 21: Yeah Buddy with Robert Bartko

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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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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