The Cast of HBO’s The Wire Share Unheard Behind The Scenes Stories and More via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, July 3, 2014 – On Friday, June 27th, 2014, actors J.D “Bodie” Williams, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and Julitio “Naman” McCullum from HBO‘s hit show The Wire stopped by FIT for the special DCM edition of The Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL. The improv show is presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade “UCB”, the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, , Brandon Gardner, Sean Diston, Natasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] reenacted stories originally told by the cast of “The Wire.”
Chinx Holds Private Listening Session in NYC For CR4
Cocaine Riot 4 is Out via Datpiff.com
New York, NY, May 15, 2014 – On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, The Legion Media Group and Four Kings Management held a private listening session for rapper Chinx for the release of Cocaine Riot 4 Woulda Been Here Sooner at the legendary Jungle City Studios in New York City.
Chinx wowed the crowd with his performance of various tracks off of CR4 including smash hits “Couple Niggas” and “Feelings.” Music was provided by DJ Amazin. Notable guests include Lenny the Barber, Hot 97’s DJ Bobby Trends, Big Kapp, Hot 97’s Dominican Drew, Dancehall artist Lady Saw, Rapper Smoke DZA, Da Union’s DJ O. Minaya, producer Buda Da Future, Willy Dope and Gif the Great of Par-City, DJ Drewski, Sirius XM’s DJ Juanyto, DJ Zeke, Hot 97’s DJ Spynfo, P.A. The Lemonade Man, singer Jey Gibbs, as well as Love and Hip Hop’s Kaylin Garcia.
1-Who is Peze and what is his Glory?
I can describe myself as a young man who has experienced more than the average person. Since the age of 14, I’ve been a soldier in the streets that is a jungle full of lions and tigers. Poverty and drugs destroyed my life as a kid because I had drug-addict parents and my mother died before I was 1 yrs old. My glory is to heal from my wounds and grow as an artist. I want to share my life through music and invite people to listen to what goes on in the streets and how kids are surviving poverty.
2-What advice would you share with other artists in small towns about creating a buzz?
My advice to other artists is that you need to make sure that everyone in your small town know who you are and grow from there. Get into social networks and use social media to promote your music. Hit the bigger cities and meet people who can share your music and talk about your movement. Try to work with other artists and make great music. Read more…
GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATED ARTIST, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, REACHES BACK AND PULLS FORWARD WITH THE LOVELIFE FOUNDATION
(New York, NY—April 25, 2014)- 3 Time Grammy Award Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Raheem Devaughn, is proud to announce the launch of his non-profit organization, The LoveLife Foundation.
Throughout his career, Raheem has become known for his socially conscious lyrics and commitment to a number of causes such as: HIV/AIDS Awareness, Domestic Violence, Mental Illness, Autism, Cancer, Education, Youth Programming, and Music & The Arts. The LoveLife Foundationis now an opportunity for him to impact the lives of others on a personal level.
INTRODUCING THE HOP HOP CHOIR — A PLATFORM FOR NEW ARTISTS TO SHOWCASE ALL THE ELEMENTS OF HIP-HOP CULTURE
– “Our vision of the Hip Hop Choir will be that it is made up of every nationality, so that it will have the potential to reach people and cultures around the globe.” (Haskel Jackson, Co-Founder) –
Hollywood, CA (BlackNews.com) — Bellringer Productions and Haskel Jackson Entertainment have come together to create a platform for new artists of all ages and ethnicities to make their presence known in the world. This innovative Hip-Hop Choir will showcase the elements of Hip-Hop culture with rappers, singers, dancers, visual artists, and various forms of musical expression with an urban foundation.
“When people from different ethnic backgrounds, genders, and ages come together in harmony through rap, a magic happens that transcends what seems impossible. The music unifies us all! Hip-Hop=Human Possibility,” says Marcus Bell, founder. Read more…
#KNUCKLEUP: Journalism Legends Andreas Hale & Chuck Creekmur Introduce KNOCKOUTNATION.COM For The Fighter In You
BECAUSE, WELL, MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT!
Urban Journalism Legends Chuck Creekmur & Andreas Hale Debut
Site Provides “Perfect Marriage” of Combat Sports & Entertainment
[NEW YORK, NY] In 2014, anyone looking would be hard pressed to find a sport that hasn’t been touched (in a good way) by the dominant influences of Hip-Hop and Urban Entertainment. The culture is ripe for rebellion, and today’s “Bad Boys of the Ring” lend just the right brawn and bravado to keep things exciting for the fans.
Long before 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team ever existed, the worlds of boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA), and pro-wrestling intertwined with all things Urban, and until now, there hasn’t been an outlet dedicated to the perfect marriage between fighting and the predominant culture of the streets.
Vinny of Jersey Shore Shares Lil Wayne & Nicky Minaj Encounter via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL
Vinny of Jersey Shore Shares Lil Wayne and Nicky Minaj Encounter via
Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, January 29th, 2014 – On Friday, January 24th, 2014 resident shore man Vinny Guadagnino, of MTV‘s hit show Jersey Shore as well as the star of The Show With Vinny, stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston and Cipha Sounds) whom reenacted stories originally told by Vinny Guadagnino.
During the show, the actor/ reality star shared with audiences, how his first interviewee on The Show With Vinny came to be none other than Young Money frontman, Lil Wayne after his stint in Rikers, and what it was like to have the native New Orleans rapper at his home in Staten Island, along with his entourage in tow as Vinny’s mother laid out a massive Italian style spread for visitors. During the set, Vinny references Weezy’s weird fascination with the Guadagnino family’s pet Parrot, and his short lived career as a “Freestyle King” in High school. Cipha Sounds said, “It was great to have Vinny come out and tell us what life after Jersey Shore for him has been like.”