August 1, 2012 Leave a comment
COLLIPARK MUSIC & MALACO RECORDS TO SET URBAN MUSIC SCENE ABLAZE WITH TREAL LEE & PRINCE RICK SUCCESS
Independent music powerhouse, Malaco Records, in partnership with ColliPark Music, are excited to announce that their collaborative efforts moved more than 100,000 digital downloads of Treal Lee and Prince Rick’s street/club smash “Throwed Off (F### Everybody)” through a strong digital promotion.
For over two decades, BMI Award Winning and Grammy Nominated Producer, Mr. Collipark, has been considered one of the major forces in the evolution of the southern sound in the hip hop landscape. Prior to venturing behind the boards, the Orlando native was a turntable assassin and recording artist known as DJ SMURF who understood the art of connecting with the audience.
“I try to give the people what they want,” he explains. “I was a DJ before all of this. I was an artist who put out four albums before all of this. I was a producer before it all…so I’m a fan of my gut. And my gut is affected by stuff that has never been done. Once I see something that’s never been done, I go hard.”
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Appearances by Guilty Simpson, RA the Rugged Man, Sadat X, Termanology, Planet Asia, Craig G, amongst others Read more of this post
Multi-GRAMMY-winning Morocco-born producer, songwriter, and musician RedOne (Nadir Khayat) has made a name for himself as a hit-maker, collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Akon, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Nicki Minaj and Usher, among others. The producer, who is also the founder and CEO of 2101 Records in a joint venture with Lucian Grainge of Universal Music, will join forces with Ronald “Slim” and Bryan “Baby” Williams’ Cash Money Records inside the Universal Music Group system, to launch two acts Mohombi and TalkBack who will be on the Cash Money- 2101 Records roster.
“I have always been impressed with the way Slim and Baby do business. Their determination to build their artists’ careers from the ground to super stardom, shows their sheer commitment,” said RedOne. “I have strived to work with the best in the industry throughout my career and this opportunity to partner my 2101 label with Cash Money on these projects is one such example. Together, we’ll be able to continue to help Build Global Stars and make hit music that we hope fans around the world will enjoy”
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by Denene Millner
As America celebrates the Olympic gold medal win of our women’s gymnastics team and my two pretty brown girls go absolutely ga-ga over African American gymnast phenom Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, today I’m tossing up a MyBrownBaby salute to Natalie Hawkins, Gabby’s mom.
True, her daughter is the one who is out there leaving her blood, sweat, tears and heart on the mat, slaying routines that have earned her a place at the head of the 2012 U.S. Olympics team dubbed the “Fab Five.” But it is Gabby’s mother, a Virginia Beach, VA, single mom of four girls, who deserves praise for the courageous decision that made Glorious Gabby Gold possible: two years ago, when Gabby was just 14-years-old, Hawkins sent her daughter to Iowa to train with a new coach and live with a family full of strangers so that she’d have a better shot at making it to the Olympics. Read more of this post