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Since its founding in 2009, Urban Grind TV has grown into the Midwest’s preeminent independent entertainment company running on television and now streaming in over 60 countries for the past 13 years garnering 25 awards in the process. We are a full-service creative agency, supporting our diverse roster of talent via music, media, artist management, royalty registration and distribution. Urban Grind TV has worked with entertainments leading artists, brands, media outlets and record companies. UGTV Artist Management represents talent from new artists to legends in the business across multiple genres.  Below are some of our talent at Urban Grind TV Artist Management. If you are interested in speaking with the management team please fill out the contact form below and a member of the management team will contact you.

Jaz-O

Jaz-O The Originator

Legendary MC + Producer + The Originator

Jaz, now known as Jaz-O (Real Name Johnathan Burke) is an East Coast rapper, active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, best known for being a mentor of sorts to Jay-Z. Jaz is also known as The Originator. He had a song called "The Originators," which featured a young Jay-Z in the late 1980s. As simply The Jaz, he had success with his 1990 single "Hawaiian Sophie," from his debut album Word to the Jaz. He has been featured on some of Jay-Z's songs, such as "Bring It On" (Reasonable Doubt) and the single "Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)" (Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life) as Big Jaz, and produced the single "Ain't No Nigga" from Reasonable Doubt and the song "Rap Game/Crack Game" from In My Lifetime, Vol. 1.

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Ocho Mexico

RnB Rapper

Ocho Mexico was born March 13, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. He has been "rapping" literally as long as he can remember but he didn't start taking it serious until November, 2016. He credits 2pac, Bad Boy Records, Eminem as his earlier influences. His later influences would be the likes of Dipset, Three 6 Mafia, Kanye and Lil Wayne. Ocho Mexico use to go by the name of "Young Ola" up until April 2020, where he would officially change his moniker into "Ocho Mexico". He released 2 singles as "Young Ola" on Apple Music/Spotify etc and 1 Project called "Young George Senior which is available on sites such as "Dat Piff" and "My Mixtapez" along with a few videos on YouTube. Ocho Mexico has released one project with his close collaborator, "Reck McGee and multiple singles on Apple Music/Spotify/YouTube Etc from April 2020 up until now.  For Booking, Drops and Features contact 1913promotions@gmail.com or Toll Free 1-888-380-1913

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SK No Edit

Artist + Songwriter + Producer

SK No Edit is a musician occupying a new, unheard intersection of pop, hip hop, and rock. SK is a NJ native, who studied math at MIT, and is now based out of the Bronx. She is often compared to artists like Green Day, Linkin Park, Machine Gun Kelly, and Blink 182. Her music is rooted in a diverse set of influences, including NY boom bap staples like DMX, Method Man, and 50 Cent, punk rock icons like Third Eye Blind, and all-star songwriters like John Mayer and Tracy Chapman. SK’s lyricism and songwriting are so versatile that it often feels as if she fills the feature role on her own songs. Beyond singing and rapping, SK also produces and sound engineers. She has produced and engineered for the likes of Ruff Ryders Radio and Mysonne the NY General.

SK’s love for music first manifested as a diehard shower singer and shy bedroom guitarist. It wasn’t until college that she began performing in Boston open mics and T stations after a number of injuries and surgeries ended her collegiate cross country and track & field career. She split time between learning production and engineering in an EDM night class, gigging with a funk/old school R&B cover band as a guitarist, and honing her rap skills in a friend’s studio in Roxbury. Upon realizing that she wanted to pursue music as a career, she quit her job in Boston, found a tutoring position in New York, and moved to the Bronx. SK has since worked with Ruff Ryders Radio, DITC, and other staples of NY hip hop. SK has performed at SOBs, the House of Blues (Myrtle Beach) opening for Stunna 4 Vegas, the Middle East (Boston), and many other venues across the US.

SK’s goal is to create timeless, dope ass music, while staying true to her core.

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Chilo Gabanna

Reggaeton Artist + Songwriter + Producer

Isidro Guzmán commonly known as Chilo Gabanna is a Latin Urban Singer/Rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He started his musical career at the age of 7 years old when his parents got him a guitar, learning only four chords he started writing music and that’s when his love for music came about, years passed and at age 16 he had learned various instruments and was part of various bands from different genres. At age 20, Chilo was listening to his old playlist listening to his favorite Reggaeton Singers, a song started to build up in his head and started writing, that song was Acércate. When His song Acércate got released, he notice it’s been heard around Latin America such as (Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, Etc) and also parts of the United States. When his career as a Reggaeton artist started he got signed by UrbanGrindTv, and now working on His first untitled EP and the release of his new song coming up this year called “Ilusiónes” with his team. Chilo Gabanna is currently working on a lot of projects coming this year and next year. 

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Johni Demeatri

Queen of Ghetto Gospel

Johni Demeatri is 90s birthed, Chicago native who proclaims herself as the Queen of the Ghetto Gospel. With a young heart and an old soul , she creates music that's an equal blend of that groovy sound from back in the day and that trap sound that we bumped right now. As an independent artist , she has worked hard to earn her respect on the Midwest airwaves and she's prepared to work harder to reach larger airwaves throughout the country. Johni was born to be a singer and she's determined to live out her dream! Download her music today on any music platform. You won't be disappointed. For Booking, Drops and Features contact 1913promotions@gmail.com or Toll Free 1-888-380-1913

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Treasur' Necole

Artist + Performer + Model + Host

Chicago talent Treasur’ (born Treasur’ Necole Wright) was raised in music with both her parents being heavily involved in the church. Her father being a pastor and mother leading praise and worship presented Treasur’ a foundation for development of her creativity and talent.
Following in her families’ footsteps, Treasur’ embraced her artistry and became the head of the music ministry, played the drums, and performed spoken word pieces. With most of her early years being Gospel based, Treasur’ had assistance from industry professionals that were a part of artists such as R. Kelly and Mariah Carey’s
development along with vocal training from gospel stars and coaches. This eventually
led to her singing in the contemporary gospel group known as the SOUL CHILDREN of CHICAGO, where she first had an opportunity to perform overseas.
As she began to venture outside of the church, Treasur’ found herself in the lane of
Broadway where she performed in the hit play “BIG”. Training her performance skills to that degree would come in handy in high school where she sang with an elite group of singers called the Madrigals that incorporated dramatic scenes and theater in their shows. Branching even further outside of her more contemporary norm, Treasur’ released a hard copy mixtape entitled “X Marks The Spot” which she sold out of her high school locker for $5, solely for a budget for more studio time. Needless to say, selling out of the issued copies would shape the confidence she had in her sultry but subtle approach to R&B and Hip-Hop.  After high school Treasur’ enrolled in Columbia College of Chicago where she majored in Vocal Performance. While she attended only for a short time, there she was introduced to the theory of music. This sharpened her skills in percussion and training of the ear, but also allowed her to begin to get her feet wet with the piano and acoustic guitar.
Shortly following Columbia, Treasur’ signed to an independent label by the name of
PhenominalENT where she then recorded her 1st project to be available across all
platforms entitled “X-Files” with the production of Chicago veterans GetEMLouie (“G Herbo; Lil’ Reese; 147 Calboy) and Grammy-nominated producer C-Sick (“Tory Lanez; Future; Meek Mill) who produced her first single off the project entitled “OYS”. “OYS”
landed her first placement on her city’s airwaves. This was quickly followed by
collaborations with label mates, where visuals were very well received on WSHH and YouTube alike. In this time she also opened up for acts such as Ty Dolla Sign and Shawnna.  Come 2017 Treasur’ found herself back in an independent situation where she entered various voice competitions (“The Voice”; “American Idol”; “X Factor). More seasoned and focused, she began branding across social media while still putting a stamp on her sound. The hashtag #BEAGEM was born and became the official name of her fan club.
Through Twitter, Treasur’ linked with Billboard Top 10 producer D Moet (Nas “Hate Me Now”). Ever the entrepreneur, Treasur’ was able to throw an independent showcase where she raised money to fly out to New York City to cut 10 records with the legend. That lead to her single “Can We”, which reminded fans of her warm tone and fresh look. Stepping into full-time artistry, Treasur’ released a project with Houston native Sunny Dee entitled “Cut The Distance”, followed by then being crowned Top 5 in the World at the Coast 2 Coast Live national competition after winning 1 st place in her regional
contest known for her energy packed performances. Leading to the present, Treasur’ has released singles with her signature sound entitled “Last Call” and “Addiction” and participated in a local high school tour. On Thanksgiving of 2019 Treasur’ released a project entitled “Smoke & Mirrors” that she made into an R&B Film on her YouTube channel. Following the holiday drop theme, on Valentines’ Day of 2020 she released a
2-song mixtape produced by 2 Slick Beatz (Spenzo) entitled “Purple Pain” where she
paid homage to the R&B influencers before her, which is available now on Soundcloud.  Now working on her new psych-thriller rnb trap film entitled “Night Owl” expecting to drop early 2022 !!
Currently Treasur’ continues to branch into all areas creatively appearing on hit TV
series “Empire”, cameoing in industry visuals, headlining theater plays, writing for
industry and independent acts ,and hosting radio where she has interviewed legends in
entertainment & the nightlife of Chicago, Houston, LA, and more. Through social media, she has also stepped into modeling, doing theme shoots that brought her the recognition of superstar icon Janet Jackson and cultural stamp tv show “Girlfriends” with a bright future in writing scripts of her own ! Follow her everywhere
@TREASURNECOLE & itstreasur.com for new vlogs, songs, events, videos, and
merchandise ! Spreading love through every interview, performance, and appearance, Treasur’ is here to stay.  For Booking, Drops and Features contact 1913promotions@gmail.com or Toll Free 1-888-380-1913

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Juno Lost Kause

Latin Hip-Hop Artist

Juno Lost Kause, an artist of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, was born and raised in the Chicago Humboldt Park area. In his younger years, he suffered through many difficult trials that left him in positions of emotional isolation. Juno has previously stated that he often felt like the "black sheep" sheep of his family, which is what led him to take on the name "Lost Kause". Juno, who is an ex combat veteran, has admitted that he has witnessed significant acts of violence throughout his life. Juno has explained that many of those experiences have had a major influence on his sound and some of his darker lyrics. His rich ethnic background and personal hardships have played a major role in his musical style. Juno has used his past to make music that continues to captivate a diverse range of audiences by capitalizing on the various painful, pleasurable and beautiful emotions we all feel throughout the course of our lives. Juno, known to many as one of the most versatile artists in the game, works in all levels of music production as a rapper, singer, songwriter and director. His creativity and insuppressible determination have proved to be his biggest assets as a creator. His music is never stagnant and always evolving. Nearly every track the artist produces creates an entirely different experience. Juno's flows can be smooth, sexy or even brutal. When he isn't rapping in his signature rapid fire style, Juno's music is often sensual as he weaves his talent for singing alongside his more alluring rhymes. Juno has created many popular dance tracks that have helped broaden his music's reach to international audiences while still maintaining a loyal fanbase. A spokesperson for the Urban Grind Management team revealed that Juno's popular dance track "Brujeria" (Witchcraft) is what initially caught the company's attention. For Booking, Features or Drops contact 1913promotions@gmail.com or Toll Free 1-888-380-1913

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Now Signing New Talent

Artists + DJs + Producers + Comedians

Since its founding in 2009, Urban Grind TV has grown into the Midwest’s preeminent independent entertainment company running on television and now streaming in over 60 countries for the past 12 years garnering 23 awards in the process. We are a full-service creative agency, supporting our diverse roster of talent via music, media, artist management, royalty registration and distribution. Urban Grind TV has worked with entertainments leading artists, brands, media outlets and record companies. UGTV Artist Management represents talent from new artists to legends in the business across multiple genres.

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