May 7, 2013 Leave a comment
The Skeptical Cynic: Why Apologize When You Really Don’t Mean It? Or, I Wasn’t Thinking About My Paper When I was in the Studio!
May 3, 2013 Leave a comment
So, another rapper down! It’s been reported that Pepsico finally pulled the plug on its endorsement of Lil Wayne. This comes right after Reebok dropped Rick Ross after a lyrical blunder by the rotund rapper.
The controversy started with lyrics that Wayne Carter aka Lil Wayne said in his verse on a remix of Future’s song ‘Karate Chop’, in reference to Weezy beating the, let’s say vagina, like Emmit Till. Now, for the few of you who don’t have a clue as to who Emmit Till is, he was a black boy, aged 14, beaten to death by ignorant whites in 1955, simply for flirting with a white woman in Mississippi. So, you can understand the sensitive nature of the controversy.
We also have 37 year old ‘Rick Ross’, who basically stated in his lyrics that he would ‘take advantage’ of a young lady by simply adding a drug to her beverage, which, in legal and moral terms, would constitute ‘date rape’. This was a 2 line lyric from a song he was featured on named ‘U.O.E.N.O. by Rocko.
So, because of these lyrics, both rappers have lost substantial paydays based on the ignorance of the words recorded in a song. Read more of this post
April 10, 2013 2 Comments
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MixShowLive Las Vegas
April 23rd – 26th, 2013
The Palms – Las Vegas, NV
Core DJs Mixshow HOT PICKS (4/8/13):
** Problem f/ Bad Lucc – Like Whaaat (Diamond Lane)
** Big Sean f/ Common – Switch Up (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
** TreVante f/ Lil’ Twist – Bad Girl (Imani)
March 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Back on the grind, new DVD projects on deck.. These are available for shipping March 13, 2013. But!!! These and any orders need to be ordered before March 18.. I’ll be shutting down March 19-27 as I venture to Las Vegas for The Nightclub & Bar Conference & other connections in Sin City..
Then on March 28 I have to babysit my niece and nephew so I may be really wore out.. but.. the show must go on!!
Shout out to Darryl at V-Town Music for the inspiration for these projects.. Anyone in the metro Detroit area, swing on by the mixtape booth I opened up at The Bel-Air Trade Center every weekend, I have tons of titles on deck and the guy next to me sells the dopest loaded nachos..
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March 5, 2013 Leave a comment
by Denene Millner
I was in the car headed to the Atlanta OneMillionRising rally with Mari and three of her female classmates, singing Prince’s “Adore” loud and off-key, when girlpie commandeered the radio dial in search of—what else?—hip hop. “I can’t believe you turned off Prince,” I sniffed. “Since your little friends are in the car, I’ll give you that, but please be aware: I’m not feeling Lil’ Wayne in general and, because of his nasty lyrics about Emmett Till, today I particularly don’t like his behind, so he will not be on my radio, please and thank you.”
“Wait, huh?” the girls asked, practically in unison. “What did he say?”
Typical. The girls had no clue that one of their generation’s most revered rappers was being called out by the Civil Rights icon’s family for comparing sex with the brutal, merciless beating that killed the then-14-year-old Till. For kids, that kind of news never appeals; they nod to the beat, Tweet about what Kim Kardashian did on her latest reality show, obsess over Mindless Behavior Instagram posts and ignore that which gets the adults all riled up. Never mind that, though: I was pissed and I wanted them to understand why they should be, too. “I mean, besides constantly making it seem like the only good sex is violent sex, this fool callously used the brutal murder of Emmett Till to describe what he’d like to do to a woman’s body. You should be infuriated.” Read more of this post
January 29, 2013 Leave a comment
By NICK CHILES
It was Lil Wayne’s song “No Worries” that did it— sent me hurtling down yet another slippery slope on the rollercoaster ride that is parenting.
A prominent part of the song is Wayne’s blushingly explicit tribute to abundant pubic hair. Every time it comes on the radio when my teenage daughter is in the car, I feel shame—a reaction that took me by surprise.
The song triggers my fatherly protective instincts—the desire to shield my daughter from things that will do her harm. I feel shame and embarrassment that as a dad, my generation has allowed “No Worries” and all the songs like it to be presented to my daughter as acceptable entertainment, as lyrics that she should absorb into her brain as an appropriate way for a young man to talk to her and about her.
Of course, we have been accosted by unbelievably explicit and offensive rap lyrics for more than a decade. But the difference for me is that now I have to listen to them with my newly minted teenage daughter in the car, a 13-year-old who has a deep passion for hardcore hip hop.
Gone are the days when I could simply change the channel when something came on the radio that I deemed inappropriate. Out of ear shot; out of mind. Now she’s actively looking for this stuff to download onto her iPhone. There’s no escaping it. The age of innocence is over. We still have some time with her little sister, who at age 10 is (thankfully? painfully?) in love with Taylor Swift and wants nothing to do with the rap that blankets the black airwaves here in Atlanta. Not sure how long this embrace of Taylor will last, but at this point I much prefer Taylor Swift to Lil Wayne (something I didn’t think I’d ever hear myself say). Read more of this post
January 8, 2013 Leave a comment
International skateboard legends DGK and West Coast celebrity rap artist The Game teamed up for a highly anticipated after party for the Agenda Trade Show this past Friday night. Riding the a wave of the recent worldwide release of DGK’s first feature film “Parental Advisory” starring Stevie Williams, the event is now the talk of the town. The Game has taken the entertainment industry by storm with his hit album “Jesus Piece” and recent reality show on VH1 “Married to The Game.” He and Chris Brown performed a 30 minute set at the DGK Agenda after party. The celebratory event highlight was the introduction of skateboarder, Keelan Dadd as a PRO Skater.
December 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Celebrities and skater enthusiasts from all over the country flocked to Avalon in Hollywood Tuesday night for an exclusive red-carpet premiere of DGK’s indie skate film “Parental Advisory” andto celebrate the second limited edition, collaborative timepiece encompassing skateboarding culture and G-SHOCK’s signature rugged and tough technology. Pro-skater and DGK co-owner Stevie Williams hosted the event, produced by Echoing Soundz, featuring stellar live performances by Trinidad James, Juicy J, DJ Green Lantern and DJ Justin Credible. Stars came out to show their support including Cee Lo Green, YG, DJ Mustard, Too $hort, Brooke Bailey, Drumma Boy, Taz Arnold, Camilla Poindexter, Toccarra, Vanessa Veasley, Karen Civil, Black Chyna, Lil Neko, Neima and Cena of Pink Dolphin, Benny Cassette and more. Over 1,000 skater enthusiasts packed the house to watch the much-anticipated film and celebrate the premiere with an after-party hosted by Karen Civil. Read more of this post
November 21, 2012 Leave a comment
JESUS PIECE, THE GAME’S FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, SET FOR DECEMBER 11 RELEASE ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
JESUS PIECE PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY ON THE iTUNES STORE
November 19, 2012 – On December 11, GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Platinum artist The Game will release his fifth album, Jesus Piece (Interscope Records), and celebrate with an intimate show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Jesus Piece, which includes numerous high profile features, follows 2011′s The R.E.D. Album – the Compton-bred MC’s third album to debut atop the Billboard 200. Read more of this post
October 2, 2012 1 Comment
On October 2, 2012 Cash Money Content, the book publishing arm of the iconic record label Cash Money Records, home to multi-platinum artists Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake, will release the street novel, ANIMAL from the 2008 Black Press “Author of the Year” K’wan Foye. A complex and bloody tale from one of this generation’s most talented and gritty writers, the story follows Animal, the infamous fugitive from K’wan’s well-known Hood Rat Series, on a tragic trail of revenge. The novel takes the reader through the rugged streets of Puerto Rico to the scene of the original crime, Harlem, NY, following the footsteps of a ruthless murderer.
Animal survived both unfathomable abuse from his family and the unforgiving streets, but stilled learned to love. Infamous for turning at any moment into a cold-blooded killer, Animal is the product of the world we all live in. There but for the grace of God go . . . any of us.
September 18, 2012 Leave a comment
August 31, 2012 Leave a comment
B.o.B ASCENDS INTO SPACE WITH “B.o.B’s STRANGE CLOUDS: THE GAME”; GENRE-BLURRING SUPERSTAR UNVEILS NEW MOBILE GAME FOR iPHONE, iPAD, AND iPOD TOUCH INVENTIVE GAME INSPIRED BY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM; “B.o.B’s STRANGE CLOUDS: THE GAME” AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE APP STORE TODAY
Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B has officially announced the release of B.o.B’s Strange Clouds: The Game. The mobile game – created by Atlantic Records and GLOW Interactive for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch – is available exclusively at the App Store today. Additional info on B.o.B’s Strange Clouds: The Game, including a game trailer, is available at www.strangecloudsthegame.com.
B.o.B’s Strange Clouds: The Game takes users on a journey with B.o.B as he travels through space, learning the secrets of a new alien race. Players earn fuel for their “rocket ship” while slicing shapes out of strange clouds. The faster and more accurate the shapes are carved, the more fuel is earned, allowing B.o.B fans everywhere to join the Grammy Award-nominated artist as he ascends into a higher – and stranger – space. Read more of this post
April 3, 2012 Leave a comment
LIL FATS PRESENTS:
COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE VOL. 195 – HOSTED BY JAE MILLZ
MIXED BY DJ E-FEEZY
April 2, 2012 Leave a comment
ROYALTY NETWORK ANNOUNCES REGGAE SENSATION I-OCTANE TO JOIN ROSTER
New York, NY (April 2, 2012)- The Royalty Network, one of the top independent publishing companies in the US, is pleased to announce the addition of hit Reggae songwriter and recording artist I-Octane and his Byiome Muir Music catalogue to their roster. I-Octane joins The Royalty Network’s ever growing catalog of producers, songwriters and artists featuring hits from the likes of Beyonce, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Shaggy, Black Eyed Peas and Flo Rida.
“When I first heard I-Octane’s voice, it hit me as the freshest sound to come out of Jamaica in at least five years,” remarked Royalty Network and Krian Music Group President, Frank Liwall. “His transition from roots singer to DJ and back (sometimes within the same song), is just part of what makes him head and shoulders above his peers. We’re certain his voice will resonate with tastemaker music supervisors, and can’t wait to expose them to his material.” Read more of this post
Simplicity – Love Me 4 Me The Tribute Edition Volume 1 Hosted by 98.7 Kiss FM’s own Lil Nat (Mixtape)
January 19, 2012 Leave a comment
Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Distribution:
Simplicity – Love Me 4 Me The Tribute Edition Volume 1 Hosted by 98.7 Kiss FM’s own Lil Nat (Mixtape)
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes x HipHopDx.com x Flud Watches Present ‘Get Your Buzz Up’ Vol 7 Hosted by DJ Seizure
January 15, 2012 Leave a comment
COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE DISTRIBUTION:
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes x HipHopDx.com x Flud Watches Present ‘Get Your Buzz Up’ Vol 7 Hosted by DJ Seizure (Mixtape)