Def Jam Recordings, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG) strengthens its lifestyle marketing initiatives with the promotion of Eric ‘EP’ Parler to Vice President, Mixshow & Lifestyle Promotion, it was announced today by Rodney Shealey, Executive Vice President, Urban Promotion, and Rick Sackheim, Executive Vice President, Promotion, Def Jam Recordings. Mr. Parler, who is based in New York, will continue to work with lifestyle clubs and the top DJs across the country to build the initial buzz and excitement for all of the label’s new releases.
“It is truly an honor for me to receive this promotion in the midst of Def Jam’s historic 30th anniversary year,” said Mr. Parler. “Def Jam has always reigned as the center of the hip-hop and urban music universe and I am proud to be part of the team in carrying that forward. I want to thank Shawn “Pecas” Costner for his support and I’m excited to continue working closely with Rodney Shealey and Rick Sackheim.”
JEEZY’S NEW ALBUM “SEEN IT ALL” UP FOR PRE-ORDER AT iTUNES, INSTANT GRAT TRACK “HOLY GHOST” EXPLODES ONLINE; “SEEN IT ALL” ARRIVING IN STORES ON SEPTEMBER 2nd ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS
JEEZY’S NEW ALBUM SEEN IT ALL UP FOR PRE-ORDER AT iTUNES; INSTANT GRAT TRACK “HOLY GHOST” EXPLODES ONLINE, FOLLOWING ALL-STAR TRACK “BEAUTIFUL” FEATURING THE GAME AND RICK ROSS
SEEN IT ALL ARRIVING IN STORES ON SEPTEMBER 2nd ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS; iTUNES “FIRST PLAY” ALBUM STREAM LAUNCHES 8/26
JEEZY ANNOUNCES FREE NYC CONCERT WITH HOT 97; JEEZY & SPECIAL GUESTS TO ROCK TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON STAGE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING NFL SEASON KICKOFF ON NBC
(Aug. 20, 2014 – New York, NY) Into the final sold-out week of his all-star “Under the Influence of Music” North American tour, multi-platinum, Grammy®-nominated rap superstar and CTE/Def Jam Recordings artist Jeezy has released “Holy Ghost”, a classic ode to the streets in advance of his new album SEEN IT ALL, arriving in stores on September 2nd. The track – produced by Don Cannon – is one of four instant grat tracks fans receive with the iTunes pre-order of SEEN IT ALL, available now. Other instant grats include the anthemic title track “Seen It All” featuring JAY Z, “Me OK,” and “Beautiful” featuring The Game and Rick Ross. Next Tuesday, iTunes First Play will begin streaming the album in its entirety.
COMING OFF OF DIRECTING TI’S
NEW HIT VIDEO “ABOUT THE MONEY”
CREATIVE GENIUS KENNEDY ROTHCHILD INTRODUCES PUNKHOP! WITH “WORK IT OUT”
KENNEDY ROTHCHILD IS DEFINITELY NEXT
MOGULDOM STUDIOS TO RELEASE ‘THE SWIRL’
ON DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD MAY 27, 2014
“The Swirl” is part of a series of documentaries being released Summer 2014
(NEW YORK) – May 14, 2014- Moguldom Studios is kicking off Summer 2014 with a series of groundbreaking and thought-provoking films including A Genius leaves The Hood, Gunland, The Swirl, Black Church, Inc., Bottoms Up and 72%. The Swirl is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2014. Read more…
RAPPER JAY-Z GIVES BACK WITH HIS 2014 SHAWN CARTER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
– The deadline to apply is April 30th. –
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…
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DJ CASSIDY JOINS MTV’S VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP SUNDAY
Fresh off the “Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour” alongside Justin Timberlake and Jay Z, internationally revered DJ Cassidy has been tapped as the MTV Video Music Awards house DJ this Sunday, August 25.
DJ Cassidy will soon release his debut album via Columbia Records. With a mission of returning the greatest dance music of all time to the dance floor, Cassidy has united the most legendary musicians from the late 1970s and early 1980s with some of today’s recording superstars to write and record original songs for the collection. Further album details will be announced in the coming weeks. Read more…
WORLD RENOWNED DJ CASSIDY
SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
NEW YORK CITY-BASED DEEJAY AND PRODUCER JOINS
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JAY Z ON TOUR
(Columbia Records; New York, NY – July 18, 2013) – Internationally revered DJ Cassidy has announced plans to release his debut album via Columbia Records. With a mission of returning the greatest dance music of all time to the dance floor, Cassidy has united the most legendary musicians from the late 1970s and early 1980s with some of today’s recording superstars to write and record original songs for the collection. Further album details will be announced in the coming weeks.
DJ Cassidy has joined Justin Timberlake and Jay Z on their “Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour”—which kicked off last night at Toronto’s Rogers Centre—where he is debuting songs from his new album. The tour, which hits New York City’s Yankee Stadium on July 19-20 and Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl on July 28, will continue through mid-August (see below for tour dates). Read more…
ATLANTIC RECORDS RELEASES DIGITAL MAGAZINE CELEBRATING WALE’S RELEASE
“The Gifted” will likely turn Skeptics into Lovers – Vibe Magazine
In the words of his mentor Jay Z, “Men lie, Women lie. Numbers don’t.” And, today, Wale’s number is 1. After over 150,000 units sold in its first week, this MMG superstar’s third studio album, “The Gifted,” is the number one album in the country.
Early on, the project showed signs of being a smash hit. With singles like “BAD,” maintaining its #1 position on the charts for 7 consecutive weeks and now resting comfortably at gold, “Clappers” featuring: Nicki Minaj and Juicy J being crowned the summer club anthem by the zealous blog world and the soulful “LoveHate Thing” featuring soul singer and new comer, Sam Dew, defining the era of an emerging “New Black Soul,” music aficionados have inspired both fans and critics alike to call Wale a “genius” for this latest offering. Read more…
Lil Kim’s artist Tiffany Foxx officially releases her mixtape G.O.A.L. DIGGERS
Artist plans to dominate female market with this domineering release
(HOLLYWOOD, CA) MAY 28, 2013 – Since Tiffany Foxx really hit the scene with Hip-Hop Icon and mentor Lil Kim at the start of 2013, the world hasn’t been able to get enough of this undeniably talented, beautiful artist from St. Louis Missouri. Tiffany Foxx has made headline after headline aligning herself with the likes of Disney star Miley Cyrus to creatively expressing herself in her latest visuals “Twisted” and “Jay-Z” both which featured her industry mentor Lil Kim. Fans on the internet and on the street can’t get enough of the St. Louis star. Read more…