New Video: Army Of The Pharaohs “God Particle” (Produced by Stu Bangas)
Respect-mag.com Premieres New Video
Initiated in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks front-man Vinnie Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80’s and early 90’s, the Army of the Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip-hop scene. Founding members Vinnie Paz and Esoteric were featured on the crew’s original 12-inch single, “Five Perfect Exertions,” in 1998 and remain with the crew today. With the release of their debut studio album, The Torture Papers in 2006, the Pharaoh clique expanded to include accomplished solo emcees Apathy, Celph Titled, King Syze, Reef the Lost Cauze, and the Philly hip-hop duo and frequent Jedi Mind Tricks collaborators Outerspace. Read more…
Noisey Premieres New Track from MaLLy f/ Slug (of Atmosphere) & Rapper Hooks “Hold My Tongue”
MaLLy’s New LP ‘The Colors of Black’ Will Be Released On 4-8-2014
“If The Last Great, the debut album from MaLLy, was meant to be a chest-thumping, boastful, and triumphant effort that finally broke MaLLy to the masses, The Colors of Black is the direct result of what would have been the end result if The Last Great never came into existence. Throughout the duration of The Colors of Black, MaLLy uses it as a vehicle to present the pressures of race, acceptance, and the politics, or lack thereof, in current day Hip-Hop and himself. It allows MaLLy to utilize his sharp wordplay to paint vivid depictions of what would’ve came to be of Malik Watkins, or what already is. Last Word’s production provides MaLLy with a dark, ominous, and bleak sound to take MaLLy’s dark imagery and expansive wordplay to new heights, like graffiti on pissed-stained walls of abandoned complexes that once housed hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the past.
#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.
GOSPEL’S RISING SON
RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE
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(Dateline – Philadelphia – March 10, 2014)
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Khare Hawkins will release his first single “One Holy”. This song inspires praise, adoration and worship to the Almighty God. Read more…
IGGY AZALEA’s DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE NEW CLASSIC’ ARRIVES APRIL 22, iTUNES PRE-ORDERS LAUNCHING TODAY, MARCH 10; “FANCY” VIDEO EXPLODES ONLINE
IGGY AZALEA’s DEBUT ALBUM THE NEW CLASSIC ARRIVES APRIL 22nd ON ISLAND DEF JAM/GRAND HUSTLE, WITH iTUNES PRE-ORDERS LAUNCHING TODAY, MARCH 10th
VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE “FANCY” FEATURING CHARLIE XCX EXPLODES WITH 5 MILLION VIEWS IN FIRST 5 DAYS; SET FOR INSTANT GRAT TRACK WITH iTUNES PRE-ORDERS OF THE NEW CLASSIC
IGGY TO PERFORM ON THE 10th ANNUAL mtvU WOODIE AWARDS AIRING MARCH 16TH & ON NBC’S LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS MARCH 17TH; IGGY MAKES ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA DEBUT ON APRIL 22ND
THE IMMERSIVE, INFORMATIONAL & CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARY, “ELEMENTARY GENOCIDE“
Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary” exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community. Read more…
YG ANNOUNCES MY KRAZY LIFE HEADLINING TOUR FEATURING DJ MUSTARD!
YG RELEASES DOCUMENTARY, MY KRAZY LIFE, TRAILER ON COMPLEX TV
DEBUT ALBUM, MY KRAZY LIFE, HITS STORES MARCH 18,PRE-ORDER ALBUM NOW!!
(March 06, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, CA) West Coast rapper YG, originator of mixtape street party anthems, announces his headlining MY KRAZY LIFE tour featuring longtime collaborator and Grammy®-nominated producer DJ Mustard. The domestic tour kicks off on March 29th in Syracuse, NY and ends on June 4th in Ashland, OR. Lucky fans can win the chance to meet YG at an upcoming show, as well as receive a limited edition autographed album canvas by showing proof of purchase of the MY KRAZY LIFE pre-order (cop the pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/iMyKrazyLife). Fans can enter by submitting a picture of their pre-order receipt on their social platforms using the hashtag #MyKrazyLife or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win. There are also limited VIP meet and greet packages available for the MY KRAZY LIFE tour, which includes a meet and greet, an autographed copy of the MY KRAZY LIFE album, official Bompton merchandise and more. For details, please visit: www.future-beat.com. Read more…
“Be Good To Women Day” Honors Women
While Addressing Abusive Relationships
STATEMENT BY REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) REGARDING THE CITY OF NEW YORK’S DECISION TO END LAWSUIT CHALLENGING RACIAL PROFILING LAW
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (New York, NY)—Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network applauds the City of New York’s decision to drop the lawsuit challenging Local Law 71 which bans “biased-based” profiling in law enforcement. The law enacted last year by the City Council over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto was a step forward in community safety and in providing confidence to city resident’s that complaints about racial profiling can be pursued. In dropping the lawsuit, the city is demonstrating their commitment to bettering relations with police and communities.
According to Rev. Al Sharpton: —— Read more…
AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL SUPERSTAR JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA GARNER #1 GOSPEL DEBUT FOR NEW TWO-DISC LIVE ALBUM, LIVE THROUGH IT
Chart-Topper Soars at #13 on the Billboard 200, Features Hit Single “Live Through It,” “Best Praise,””We Give You Glory” (feat. Tasha Cobbs), “Light Your Way” (feat. Israel Houghton), “Empty Me” (feat. Isaac Carree), “Let Your Power Fall” (feat. Zacardi Cortez), “Forever,” and More
NASHVILLE, TN (March 5, 2014) – Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune has created another inspired album of fresh music and stirring ministry, as the latest release from James Fortune & FIYA, Live Through It (FIYA World Music/Entertainment One Music), soars with a #1 debut on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, and enters at #13 in top albums on the Billboard 200 chart, also marking a career-high for Fortune with his highest first week of sales in his career thus far. Garnering accolades as another “must-have” album, fans, peers and more have embraced the electrifying live performances and messages on the highly-anticipated Live Through It, and flocked to Fortune & FIYA’s live performances on their current multi-city promo tour. Read more…
DEF JAM RECORDINGS & (mt) MEDIA TEMPLE TO CLOSE SXSW INTERACTIVE WITH DEF JAM 30 CELEBRATION AT STUBBS! 2 CHAINZ, PUSHA T, METH & RED, YG AND AUGUST ALSINA TO PERFORM!!!
DEF JAM RECORDINGS & (mt) MEDIA TEMPLE TO CLOSE SXSW INTERACTIVE WITH DEF JAM 30 CELEBRATION AT STUBBS!
DEF JAM ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM INCLUDE: 2 CHAINZ, PUSHA T, METHOD MAN & REDMAN, YG, AUGUST ALSINA AND VINCE STAPLES, ALONG WITH ALOE BLACC
(March 4, 2014 – New York, NY) The ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings will take over SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) in Austin, Texas on March 11th, as premium web-hosting company (mt) Media Temple throws a party in Def Jam’s honor. Read more…
Jahna Sebastian’s Critically Acclaimed EP “The Edge of Love” is Now Available on iTunes
New York, NY- March 3, 2014 - Jahna Sebastian’s critically acclaimed EP “The Edge of Love” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, GooglePlay, XBox Music, 7Digital, Spotify, Sony Music Unlimited and many other retailers. Ms. Sebastian wrote, produced, arranged and recorded every track of the EP in her studio Multivizion Music.
When asked about “The Edge of Love” EP Ms. Sebastian states, “It tells a story of being on the borders between love and hate, strong emotions. I am a very passionate person, it’s all or nothing for me. It is about sudden changes that a relationship brings and the journey of immediate transformation through them. It is the dialogue between the extremes. It has a bit of Nietzsche, a bit of Kafka and a little bit of cyberpunk.” Read more…
Kanye West’s creative house DONDA enters into partnership with Roc Nation to manage all DONDA Music.
The partnership will focus on Mr. West’s international recording brand and worldwide touring ventures.
A multi-discipline design and content company, DONDA saw its early beginnings seeded by the 2009 footwear collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton. That collaboration spurred demand for Mr. West’s design sensibilities with fashion and apparel brands around the globe, including Nike and Adidas. DONDA continues its influence in the world of apparel: two versions of the Nike AIR YEEZY – each of which has sold out worldwide in just minutes – two celebrated capsule lines with Parisian brand A.P.C. – also instantly sold-out – and the highly-anticipated new line with Adidas, slated to debut this fall. Read more…
STEVE HARVEY AND COCA-COLA LAUNCH NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
– The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014 –
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Comedian/ TV personality Steve Harvey and his wife, via their Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, have partnered with Coca-Cola to create the Coca-Cola “Pay It Forward” Scholarship Program. Students can compete for the opportunity to win an apprenticeship experience with Steve Harvey, and a $5,000 educational scholarship. Runner-up winners will receive a $1,000 gift card.
The apprenticeship will include the opportunity to participate in the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program, including working with members of his team and learning what it takes to run the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud. They also will have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Steve Harvey himself. Read more…
BLACK HEALTH TV ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP WITH KITARA MEDIA’S HEALTHGURU.COM
– African Americans Gain Anywhere Access to Health Videos Online and Across Mobile Devices –
New Orleans, LA (BlackNews.com) — Black Health TV (www.blackhealthtv.com) the leading online video destination website focused on the health issues of African-American consumers and physicians, today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Healthguru.com, Kitara Media’s leading health site in video engagement.
“Black Health TV couldn’t be more excited to partner with Healthguru.com, the premier destination for health video information,” said Corey Hebert, M.D., CEO of Black Health TV. “This agreement ushers in a new era of collaboration of health content value creation for digital marketers seeking targeted audiences, consumers demanding culturally relevant content, and for our collective organizations as we look to build upon our unique strengths and reach a broad audience of consumers.”
Healthguru.com has a comprehensive library of health videos, with over 4,000 titles covering 125 different conditions. As part of the relationship, Black Health TV will work closely with Healthguru.com to re-produce regular, co-branded medical and health news segments. This new agreement, which will help drive significant traffic to Black Health TV by giving viewers more daily content from Black Health TV. Read more…
KELLY PRICE & DONNIE MCCLURKIN WOW AT PRE-OSCAR EVENT WITH IMPROMPTU PERFORMANCE
Powerhouse Vocalists Shared Ad-Libs Over The New Hit Gospel Song “Better”, Originally Performed By Rising Family Group The Showers
Los Angeles, CA (March 2, 2014) — Grammy® winner Donnie McClurkin wowed audience members at the ‘Gospel Goes to Hollywood’ Pre-Oscar event on Friday night (February 28th) when he spontaneously called up Grammy® nominated R&B artist Kelly Price to sing.
Ad-libbing to the new hit gospel song “BETTER”, originally performed by rising family group THE SHOWERS (who were the musical guests for the event) – the vocalists’ powerful impromptu duet came immediately after the family had delivered their own stunning rendition. Read more…
Singer Mya Covers BE Entertained Magazine’s Sexy Spring Fling Issue [+ Video of her learning the Nae Nae]
Vado Tells How Check-Cashing Scheme Went Wrong via
Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, February 26, 2014 – On Friday, February 21, 2014 NYC Harlem rapper Vado 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 reenacted stories originally told by Vado.
During the show, Vado tells an unforgettable story of how he would have gotten away with a check-cashing scheme if he hadn’t fallen asleep outside of the store. “My brother Vado came through and did exactly what I asked him to do…told some dope real life truthful stories, and let down his rapper guard, and really talked about himself,” said Cipha Sounds.
Music was provided by DJ Drewski of Hot 97 and Sirius XM. Special guests included Keith Nelson (AllHipHop.com), Jakk Doe (JakkDoe.com), Dominican Drew (Hot 97), Techie (XXL), Willy Dope and Gif (Par-City), and more. TAKE IT PERSONAL will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.
Reserve your seats now for February 28th with Steve Lobel. The show always sells out! Read more…
BRUNO MARS PARTNERS WITH THE HAWAI’I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND GRAMMY FOUNDATION® TO ESTABLISH A GRAMMY CAMP® SCHOLARSHIP FUND
BRUNO MARS PARTNERS WITH THE
HAWAI’I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND GRAMMY FOUNDATION® TO ESTABLISH A GRAMMY CAMP® SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Two-time GRAMMY® Winner To Support Next Generation of Music Makers with Fund to Provide Financial Assistance For Qualified Needs-Based Applicants from Hawai’i —
Deadline To Apply Is March 31, 2014
RICK ROSS’ NEW ALBUM MASTERMIND AVAILABLE ON iTUNES RADIO FIRST PLAY
MASTERMIND ARRIVES IN STORES MARCH 4th ON MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP/DEF JAM RECORDINGS
(February 26, 2014 – New York, NY) Starting today for the next week, Grammy®-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross will make his new album MASTERMIND available in its entirety as an iTunes Radio First Play exclusive: iTunesRadio.com/RickRoss
MASTERMIND, Ross’ sixth album on the Maybach Music Group/Def Jam Recordings imprint, will officially arrive in stores next week on March 4th. On March 5th, Ross will be the special musical guest on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Read more…
GEORGE MICHAEL RETURNS WITH SYMPHONICA, FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, FEATURING LIVE CLASSICS AND COVERS, ARRIVING MARCH 18th ON ISLAND RECORDS
“LET HER DOWN EASY” CHOSEN AS LEAD SINGLE, WITH PROVOCATIVE NEW VIDEO BY UK DIRECTOR VAUGHAN ARNELL
RECORDED DURING 2011-12 ‘SYMPHONICA’ TOUR OF UK AND EUROPE, PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY PHIL RAMONE, HIS FINAL WORK, AND GEORGE MICHAEL
TV SPECIAL DOCUMENTING HISTORIC CONCERT PERFORMANCE AT PRESTIGIOUS PALAIS GARNIER OPERA HOUSE IN PARIS, TO AIR APRIL 13th ON AXS TV Read more…
SNOW THA PRODUCT EMBARKS ON FIRST
EVER NATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR;
“F#*K YOUR PLANS (COME KICK IT) TOUR” KICKS OFF
TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 26th IN AUSTIN, TX;
Atlantic recording artist, Snow tha Product, will hit the road Wednesday, February 26th on her North American national headlining tour with support from the Orlando-based rapper Caskey. The F#*k Your Plans (Come Kick It) Tour, kicks off on Wednesday, February 26th in Austin, TX and runs through April 12th in Dallas, TX. Read more…