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Couture Confidence Camp Launches Global Call To Action Encouraging Kids And Teens To Wear Their Confidence

August 15, 2014 Leave a comment

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

COUTURE CONFIDENCE CAMP LAUNCHES GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO ENCOURAGE CONFIDENCE

 

Through Social Media Couture Confidence Camp Encourages Kids, Teens, And Their Parents To Wear Their Confidence

Brooklyn, New York — August 14, 2014 — Thursday, August 14, 2014,Couture Confidence Camp (www.coutureconfidencecamp.com) launches a global social media campaign encouraging kids and teens to wear their confidence and embrace individuality. Over the next 7 weeks, the organization will engage social media users by initiating a call to action that will include unique ways to display confidence on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #confidenceworks and debut a new commercial each week. The organization will also engage its audience through a series of mini creative workshops that will take place throughout New York City. The first workshop, Confidence And Grooming, will take place on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 11am – 1pm at 35 West 21st Street, New York, NY. Sponsored by Aglit Italy (the world’s first premium shoelace brand) and Little Miss Pretty House of Glam, will engage in confidence building activities, learn how to naturally enhance and maintain their appearance, be treated to manicures, and win prizes. The cost of the workshop is $35.00. Couture Confidence Camp is committed to teaching children and teens (ages 4-17) how to wear their confidence, through a series of interactive workshops and activities. The organization also provides resources to parents, to help them aid their little ones in maintaining this confidence. Each workshop has activities that are age appropriately designed that will encourage kids to think differently about themselves, others, and the world around them.
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PYNK GIRLS CARE partners with TWIYO Organization to Expand the Horizons of Underprivileged Youth

June 20, 2014 1 comment

PYNK GIRLS CARE partners with TWIYO Organization to Expand the Horizons of Underprivileged Youth
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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 18th, 2014

 

In an effort to inform and transform urban youth into cognizant leaders of tomorrow through distinct travel, cultural service, and international experiences, PYNK Magazine and PYNK Girls Care have partnered with non-profit organization, TWIYO (The World Is Your Oyster) to provide the opportunity for students from underprivileged areas to travel to Martha’s Vineyard over the July 4th holiday weekend.

On July 2nd, the students will travel from East New York Brooklyn to Martha’s Vineyard. The students will go on a tour of Martha’s Vineyard TV studios, as well as participate in other activities to expand their horizons.

“Meeka Claxton and I as well as the other board members of PYNK Girls Care felt it was important to partner with TWIYO to give these children the opportunity to see something outside of their neighborhood. We had a chance to meet many of the students involved and they honestly all deserve this trip and so much more. We are honored to be a part of this cause and ask that you support this very deserving organization and initiative as we work together to make these children aware that their possibilities are endless and that the world is truly their oyster.”- Mecca Moore (Founder/Publisher, PYNK Magazine) Read more…

Kevin Liles,GO N’SYDE Beverage Company and 40/40 Clubs Launch GO N’SYDE, First Beverage Packaging to Bring Sports and Entertainment Icons to Life via Augmented Reality

June 3, 2014 Leave a comment

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA CEO KEVIN LILES LAUNCHES GO N’SYDE

Go N’Syde Beverage Company Partners with The 40/40 Clubs to Create Revolutionary Beverage Brands

Go N’Syde Packaging is First to Provide an Augmented Reality Network Featuring Today’s Biggest Icons in Entertainment and Sports
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NEW YORK (June 3, 2014) – Former CEO of Def Jam and Founder of KWL Enterprises, Kevin Liles is pleased to announce the launch of Go N’Syde beverages in collaboration with The 40/40 Clubs. The partnership is the first of its kind – All Go N’Syde beverage bottles include an Augmented Reality integration platform. The unprecedented move will bring an entertainment network to the masses via any smartphone device and a Go N’Syde bottle. Beginning June 1st, Go N’Syde beverages will be available exclusively in 7,500 Walgreens nation-wide and NY Metro area Duane Reade locations.

By holding any smartphone device up to a Go N’Syde bottle, customers will be able to access an entertainment network curated by Kevin Liles in collaboration with the 40/40 Clubs, allowing them to ‘Go N’Syde’ the world of today’s biggest icons and events. Customers will be treated to a private experience, blurring the lines between consumption, culture, entertainment – and reality. Read more…

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival annouces Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CJ FLy and more

April 18, 2014 Leave a comment

 

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festivalannounces Headliners

Raekwon, Jay Electronica and CJ Fly of Pro Era

 Tickets on sale next week

 April 17th, 2014

For Immediate Release

Brooklyn Bodega, producers of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival are proud to announce the headliners for the 10th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival happening July 9th-12th.

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Raekwon 

Jay-Z Gives Back Via Scholarship Program

April 3, 2014 Leave a comment

RAPPER JAY-Z GIVES BACK WITH HIS 2014 SHAWN CARTER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

– The deadline to apply is April 30th. –

Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

Brooklyn, NY (BlackNews.com) — The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation has announced that they are now accepting applications for their 2014 scholarship program. The foundation, established by rapper Jay-Z and his mom Gloria Carter, aims to enhance the lives of young people.

The foundation is unique because it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned only a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0, and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. The students, however, must demonstrate a strong desire to pursue higher education.

In 2013, 176 scholarship recipients were selected and 70% of them had household incomes below $40,000. In addition, 74% of them came from single parent homes, and 58% are first-generation college students. Read more…

PAPOOSE “OVERPASS”

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

The Beat Goes On – As George Leonard, Founder Of Bedford Academy Applauds Its Continued Success After Bloomberg’s Recent School Visit

December 22, 2013 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usFounder & former principal of Bedford Academy George E. Leonard congratulates Bedford Academy for its continued success. On December 3, Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Bedford Academy praising the Bedford Model.

Bloomberg candidly stated, “We’ve shown how you can improve a major, large system with all of attributes and disadvantages and resources and problems any other city has.” He went on to say, “A bigger pool should, we think, mean lower scores, but it didn’t because it shows that we’re doing something right,” shining light on the in place structures implemented by Leonard, and continued by current principal Muhammad.

In 2007 under the leadership of George E. Leonard the first graduating class of Bedford Academy completed the full 4-year program with extraordinary results: a 98% graduation rate, 90%+ attendance rate, each class member was accepted by at least two colleges, acceptances to successful pre-med, pre-law and Ivy League programs and out performing some of NYC’s “specialized “ high schools. Read more…

Bravo Docu-Series “Thicker Than Water” With the Tankard Family, Sunday, December 15

December 12, 2013 Leave a comment

 
THIS WEEK ON “THICKER THAN WATER” 
KANDI BURRUSS VISITS THE TANKARDS
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 9PM EST/8PM CST
Kandi Burruss visit the Tankards, Jewel’s core beliefs and parenting syles are challenged on this week’s new episode of “Thicker Than Water.”

EPISODE 5: KANDI ROCKS

This week on “Thicker Than Water” Kandi Burruss visits the Tankards to discuss Jewel’s “Millionairess Club.” Meanwhile, Jewel’s core beliefs and parenting styles are challenged; Brooklyn struggles to find the balance between work and being a mom until Cyrene reaches her breaking point when her feelings for Josh conflict with Jewel’s strong opinions.

Dancehall Reggae Singer Bucky Ital Delivers New Album, ‘Do A Ting Fi Di Poor’

December 10, 2013 2 comments

DANCEHALL REGGAE SINGER
BUCKY ITAL DELIVERS
NEW ALBUM, DO A TING FI DI POOR
 

The FOX FUSE Release Receives Coveted
iTunes Feature
 

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December 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Uhan “Bucky Ital” Pearson delivers his highly anticipated new album, Do A Ting Fi Di Poor, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on December 10, 2013), from FOX FUSE. Bucky Ital returns with his signature sound that fuses various genres to create his unique brand of dancehall reggae, which does not escape the notice of iTunes, granting him a coveted feature on the iTunes New and Noteworthy Reggae homepage, on its day of release. Read more…

KANYE WEST TO DEBUT “BOUND 2” VIDEO ON ELLEN TODAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment

KANYE WEST TO DEBUT “BOUND 2″ VIDEO ON ELLEN TODAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

 

THE YEEZUS TOUR RESUMES; BROOKLYN & MSG ON DECK THIS WEEK

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“There are very few modern artists with the kind of vision, ambition, and means to execute it as Kanye West right now.a distinct statement of his combined artistic ambition, penchant for excess, and desire to simply outdo every other entertainer out right now.” – Seattle Times

 

“Awe-inspiring.West’s energy level was extraordinary.truly electrifying.The stage as imagined and executed by West was truly something to behold.” – Rolling Stone

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 – NEW YORK, NY –  Kanye West will debut the music video for ‘Bound 2‘ on daytime powerhouse The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Marking the second time Ellen has premiered a Kanye West video – “Love Lockdown” debuted on the Ellen Show in 2008 – the video launch coincides with the Northeast leg of West‘s acclaimed Yeezus Tour, with the tour making stops in Brooklyn, Washington DC and New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden throughout the week. Read more…

2dopeboyz World Premiere: Kasim Keto “Long Car Rides” Album Stream

November 15, 2013 Leave a comment

2dopeboyz World Premiere: Kasim Keto “Long Car Rides” Album Stream
 

2dopeboyz premiered the stream of Long Car Rides.  Now fans can hear the album that LeftOverCake describes as “a stunning debut” in its entirety.  As the co-founder of 2dopeboyz Shake states, “…this is perfect for those late night car rides through town…or even when you’re chilling in the crib dolo…I’m on my third listen and I don’t plan on putting it away any time soon. This is fantastic stuff.”  

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Smif N Wessun Reveal they Tried to Get 2pac to Quit Smoking at Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Smif N Wessun Reveal How They Tried to Get 2Pac
to Quit Smoking at

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
Take It Personal ft Smif N Wessun
New York, NY, November 12, 2013 – On Friday, November 8, 2013, Smif N Wessun were featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theater and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Lydian Hensler, Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Phil Jackson, Shaun Diston, Christian Capozzoli, Connor Ratliff, and Cipha Sounds) reenacted stories told by the legendary rappers .

Tek and Steele told classic stories about how they tried to get 2Pac to quit smoking cigarettes, but would go along with the Notorious BIG to purchase marijuana. “Classic Hip Hop reigns supreme. The original boot camp representatives Smif n Wessun were talking about that Brooklyn, and hanging with Biggie. Where else can this happen?? Nowhere,” said Cipha Sounds.
Music was provided by DJ Juanyto of Hot 97 and Sirius XM. Special guests included, Keith Nelson (AllHipHop.com), Brian Padilla (Mass Appeal), Jakk Doe (JakkDoe.com), Techie, Guy (Duck Down), Willy Dope (Par-City), and more. The event was sponsored by Corona. TAKE IT PERSONAL will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.
Reserve your seats now for this Friday as the show always sells out! Peter Gunz is this week’s special guest. Read more…

+++ STATEMENT ON THE YEEZUS TOUR +++

November 6, 2013 1 comment

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THE YEEZUS TOUR WILL RESUME ITS SCHEDULED ROUTING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.

 

THE CHICAGO, TORONTO, AND DETROIT DATES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED (SEE RESCHEDULED DATES BELOW).

 

DUE TO ROUTING LOGISTICS, THE VANCOUVER, DENVER, COLUMBUS, MONTREAL, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. LOUIS SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

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HEALTH AWARENESS NOW!

November 6, 2013 Leave a comment

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Health Awareness Now!

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, New York- Through an evening of elegant hosting by Recording Artist Melanie Fiona, a keynote address from Dr. Benjamin Chavis, and a closing performance by the self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Entertainer Doug E. Fresh, Brooklyn got rocked out for the Health Awareness Now Black Tie Gala.

The evening which was sponsored by Le Medallion Champagne, DocChecker and Doctor on The Go, brought together healthcare providers, health professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, policy makers, funders and musicians under one roof to alert the masses of the importance of health awareness. Read more…

Bed-Stuy Resident Headlines BAMcafe 11/16

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Tai Allen x Oscar Brown: Soulful Blues At BAMcafe

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BROOKLYN, NY, October 9, 2013—BAMcafé Live (30 Lafayette Avenue)—the performance series curated by Darrell M. McNeill, associate producer, music programming—announces its lineup for November. BAMcafé Live events have no cover charge and no drink minimum. Read more…

Schoolboy Q Shares Way Too Much at Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv RADNESS – The CMJ Edition

October 23, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Lukas Kaiser, Schoolboy Q, and Cipha Sounds
Schoolboy Q Shares Way Too Much at
Cipha Sounds & Lukas Kaiser’s Radness
Troy Ave Also Featured in the CMJ Hip Hop Improv Edition

New York, NY, October 23, 2013 – On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 Hip Hop recording artists SchoolBoy Q and Troy Ave celebrated the coolness of the CMJ festival via into RADNESS, a Hip Hop Improv Show presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Lukas Kaiser of Spike TV in the heart of Brooklyn at Union Hall. The evening featured never before told monologues from Schoolboy Q, Troy Ave, and actor Carl Payne of the hit TV series Martin. Cipha Sounds, Lukas Kaiser, and a team of improvisers reenacted stories originally told by SchoolBoy Q, Troy Ave, and Carl Payne.

 

Schoolboy Q shared a little bathroom humor on growing up in grade school and an unfortunate but absurdly funny outcome of a substitute teacher denying his request for restroom privileges. In addition to the confrontation that ensued between his mother and the school as the aftermath.

 

For a double dose of humor for the evening, Troy Ave shares tales with audience close encounters with robbers looking to stick him and a friend up for a chain outside a New York City club while in close range to police squad. The show also included funny impromptu appearance and story from comedian Carl Payne.

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Black Moon Celebrates ‘Enta Da Stage’ 20-Year Anniversary

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usBlack Moon, the iconic rap group from Brooklyn, NY comprised of Buckshot, 5FT and DJ Evil Dee, are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their debut album, ‘Enta Da Stage,’ on Oct. 19th.

 

In this min-doc, the group discusses their early beginnings, exploring topics such as the first time they met; initial studio recordings; mixing ‘Enta Da Stage; the origin of the album title & more. 

 

Fans in the NY Tri-State can see Black Moon performing a medley of songs from ‘Enta Da Stage,’ backed by the band, Phony Ppl, at the Duck Down x Javotti Media CMJ Showcase tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Additional performances by Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun (reggae jam session), The Underachievers, T’nah Apex, RES, Cory Mo & more. Tickets available at  Read more…

New Free LP- Rilgood “Kingdom” LP (w/ 88-Keys, Dot Da Genius, Chase N. Cashe + more)

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

New Free LP- Rilgood “Kingdom” LP (w/ 88-Keys, Dot Da Genius, Chase N. Cashe + more)

 

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Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based emcee Rilgood has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, the Kingdom LP. Executive Produced by the artist in conjunction with Andrew Krivonos, the project packs a total of 13 original tracks, including reader-approved singles “God Bless America,” “Corruptor” and “Young Kings.”  Chase N. Cashe, Chatter, Fat Tony, Gift Glamz Glorious, Goldyard and SMTH make guest appearances throughout the set, which features beats by 88-Keys, Dot Da Genius, kechPhrase, Keyboard Kid and Woodro Skillson.

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents New York curated by Brooklyn Bodega (10/28)

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Red Bull Sound Select Presents New York
Curated by Brooklyn Bodega
On Monday, October 28th, Brooklyn Bodega will be curating their final Red Bull Sound Select New York Showcase for 2013. Over the past year, Red Bull Sound Select New York has given Brooklyn Bodega the opportunity to explore the music world outside of the Hip-Hop genre we’re so well known for. While keeping true to our Hip-Hop roots with acts such as Sean Price, DyMe-A-DuZin and Children Of The Night, we’ve been able to bring talent such as The Internet, F.Stokes, Jade <3 and others to the Red Bull Sound Select Showcases.  We’ve strived to open up an entire world of Funk, R&B and electro soul to our Bodega Fam. Read more…

6 Reasons Not To Miss The BMI/CMJ Stage

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

BMI TO PROVIDE A HARD-HITTING,
MEMORABLE SHOWCASE AND MIXER DURING
2013 CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FESTIVAL
6 Acts, Including Panama Wedding, Royal Teeth and The Saint Johns, to
 Convene for an Explosion of Live Music
NEW YORK, October 7 , 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the leading global music rights organization, has announced the performers at the HD Radio, DTS, Inc. and BMI-sponsored CMJ Music Marathon Festival showcase and mixer, to be held on Friday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. A diverse lineup of talent will hit the stage at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211), continuing CMJ’s 33-year history of celebrating new music first. Entry into the showcase is free for CMJ badge holders and non-badge holders; the mixer is invitation-only. Read more…

Brooklyn Bodega endorses candidates for upcoming NYC primaries

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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Brooklyn Bodega 

Endorses candidates for NYC ’13 elections

Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Brooklyn Bodega has always been about the promotion and development of Hip-Hop culture.  Not just the music but also the art, the words, the sounds, the community and the people.  Hip-Hop at its core is a grassroots community activist movement.  When Afrika Bambaataa founded the Universal Zulu Nation his intent was to get kids off the street and nurture their inner genius.  Kool Herc and his sister Cindy were not only artists and visionaries but entrepreneurs who threw the party on Sedgwick Ave that set the world on fire not to be famous but to raise ‘back to school’ money. Read more…

KANYE WEST SET TO MAKE HISTORY WITH SEVENTH VMA PERFORMANCE; TIES MADONNA FOR MOST VMA PERFORMANCES

August 7, 2013 Leave a comment

KANYE WEST SET TO MAKE HISTORY WITH SEVENTH VMA PERFORMANCE

WEST’S “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” TO MARK TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE “2013 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”

STAGE LIVE FROM BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER ON AUGUST 25 AT 9:00PM ET/PT

Fresh Off the Critically-Acclaimed Release of the #1 Groundbreaking Album, Yeezus, West Set To Tie Madonna for Most VMA Performances

1-Hour Block of Kanye Music Videos and Performances Airing on MTV Hits and MTV Jams today from 4-5pm ET/PT

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New York, NY (August 5, 2013) – MTV announced today via its various social media platforms that megastar Kanye West is set to perform on the “2013 MTV Video Music Awards stage LIVE from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Following his performance of “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD,” – from the acclaimed, controversial #1 album YEEZUS –  Kanye will triumphantly enter the history books by tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances. Both artists have notched performances at seven separate VMAs. In celebration of the forthcoming performance and feat, MTV Jams, MTV’s 24-hour hip-hop music channel and MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will feature an hour block of Kanye West videos and performances from 4-5pm ET/PT.  On Wednesday morning, MTV’s AMTV will feature playlist of Kayne videos and performances. The announcement was made today from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and shared across MTV’s social channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. Read more…

Votte Hall Performs at 3rd Annual DJ Magic Car and Bike Show of Hot 97 in Brooklyn, NY

August 6, 2013 Leave a comment

This year DJ Magic took it to the streets.  Drawing a crowd of over 3000 people to Coney Island this past Sunday, August 4, 2013.

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With the success of last years show at MCU Field, this years show will once again not only feature exclusive and custom designed cars but some of the hottest motorcycles as well.  Developed by DJ Magic of Hot 97 and open to the public, this auto spectacular  featured exclusive kits, custom grills, hottest rides and performances with some of today’s rising artists. Read more…

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn, New York Presents: Debut U.S. Tour of Renowned Denmark Gospel Music Ensemble Hans Christian and the Gospel Fellowship

August 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn New York Presents:Debut U.S. Tour of Renowned Denmark Gospel Music Ensemble Hans Christian and the Gospel Fellowship

 

Group Tours in New York City Area September 24-30, 2013

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents New York curated by Brooklyn Bodega (8/13)

July 31, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Red Bull Sound Select Presents New York
Curated by Brooklyn Bodega
 

On Tuesday, August 13th, Brooklyn Bodega will be curating another Red Bull Sound Select New York Showcase! For Brooklyn Bodega’s second go at Sound Select, you can expect a night of Hip-Hop, Funk, R&B talent featuring our headliner The Internet of Odd Future along with Brooklyn artists DyMe-A-DuZin who recently rocked BHF’13, songstress Jade <3 (w/Benny Blind) and duo Denitia and Sene!

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KASSAV, HIP HOP STAR WYCLEF JEAN TO PERFORM AT CARIBBEAN FEVER IRIE JAMBOREE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NYC

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

KASSAV, HIP HOP STAR WYCLEF JEAN TO PERFORM AT CARIBBEAN FEVER IRIE JAMBOREE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NYC

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Brooklyn: This year’s all-new Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival will be the centerpiece and the showboat concert series during the upcoming world-famous West Indian Labor Day Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn, New York City from August 30 through September 1.

This sizzling music festival is a collaboration of two giant one day festivals – Irie Jamboree, North America’s premier reggae music festival and the popular Caribbean Fever Music festival, which has been a mainstay on the New York City calendar of events for years. Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival will take place for three consecutive nights at the attractive and luxurious Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, home of the NBA Nets basketball team. Under the new format, the three day music festival will showcase three Caribbean music genres – reggae, soca and French Creole music. Read more…

Meek Mill, Odd Future and More Celebrate #PeterPalooza

July 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Peter Rosenberg Throws 2nd Annual Birthday Concert

Meek Mill, Odd Future and More Celebrate #PeterPalooza 

 Peter Rosenberg

New York, NY, July 23, 2013 – On Saturday July 20th, 2013 Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97’s The Morning Show celebrated his birthday in the biggest way possible. Rosenberg threw the 2nd Annual Peter Palooza concert in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Park. The line up consisted of key players in the rap game right now such as, Meek Mill, Odd Future, Schoolboy Q and World’s Fair. Not to mention the opening DJ set from the legendary Funk Master Flex.

Throughout the show there were some surprise performances from Joell Ortiz, Flatbush Zombies, Travi$ Scott and Brooklyn’s own Fabolous. Before Odd Future hit the stage to close the show, Cipha Sounds of Hot 97’s The Morning Show lead the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to the man of the night, Rosenberg. Read more…

The 5Ws: Jerry LaMothe

May 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Jerry LaMothe

What: Sleep/Study Ent.

Why: Sleep/Study Entertainment is a production company, operated by writer/director/producer Jerry LaMothe.  Its aim is to produce quality-character driven pieces, in the independent cinema community, that otherwise isn’t seen or portrayed in the Hollywood system.

Where: Based in Brooklyn NY

When: Established December 15th, 2010 Read more…

QUEEN OF BOUNCE BIG FREEDIA USHERS IN 2013 WITH NEW TOUR!

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment

QUEEN OF BOUNCE BIG FREEDIA USHERS IN NEW YEAR WITH 2013 TOUR

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It’s a new year and NOLA based Big Freedia is excited to announce some exciting projects for 2013. First, on January 18, the Queen of Bounce will hit the road again on a national tour starting in Tampa, Florida and ending in San Diego, CA. See below for Big Freedia’s full tour.

More, next week a documentary about Big Freedia, ‘Almost Famous,’ will premiere at the 2013 Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland. The festival will screen the full length film by RMM Media, on Sunday January 13, along with a performance by the Diva herself.

Even more exciting, next week, Pitchfork TV will release a 30-minute mini-doc that will give fans a rare peak into Freedia’s life in New Orleans. Read more…

Jaz-O – Toast

December 31, 2012 Leave a comment
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