Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

LL Cool J, French Montana and WorldStar Hip Hop Get 1,500 Kids Back to School Ready

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment




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NYC Groovin In The Park Festival (JUN 29) Announces Line Up – Air Supply, Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Judy Mowatt & Bob Andy

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment





Performances by Air Supply, Beres Hammond, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Marcia Griffiths & Friends (Judy Mowatt, John Holt & Bob Andy) 

Roy Wilkins Park (Merrick and Baisley Blvd, Queens, NY 11434)
Gates open: 12pm / Show: 2pm
All Ages (Kids 12 & under are free)
Ticket Price: GA $59.99, VIP $149.99 / +1 (347) 980-2252
NYC’s 4th annual Groovin’ In The Park concert will hit Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. This year serves up an exciting dose of reggae, soul and pop-rock performances into one jam-packed day. Jamaica’s soulful hitmaker Beres Hammond and Australian pop-rock legends Air Supply will headline the show. Chronixx, one of Jamaica’s most-talked about rising roots stars, and his band Zinc Fence Redemption will make their NYC festival debut, and Marcia Griffiths celebrates her 50th year in reggae with a few of her friends (John Holt, Judy Mowatt and Bob Andy). The one-day extravaganza will also showcase exciting elements of Jamaican culture with its mouthwatering cuisine and the island’s exciting fashion. For more information, log on to
With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Australian soft-rock pop legends Air Supply have scored eight Top 10 Billboard hits in the United States, including anthems like “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” “Good Bye,” “Its Never Too Late” and “Lost In Love,” which was named “Song Of The Year” in 1980. The group mesmerized music fans at the 2011 Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival and their upcoming performance at Groovin In The Park will be no different. In 2013, Air Supply was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.

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Slowbucks’ S.B.O.E. Share Personal Stories via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL

January 27, 2014 1 comment


Slowbucks’ S.B.O.E. Share Personal Stories via

Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv

TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
SBOE, Cipha Sounds, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Comedy Cenral
New York, NY, January 22, 2014 – On Friday, January 17th, 2014 Slow Bucks/ S.B.O.E, Queens based rappers and CEO of clothing company Slowbucks 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 theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Brandon Gardner, Natasha Rothwell, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (from new Comedy Central show Broad City) and Cipha Sounds) reenacted stories originally told by Slow Bucks/ S.B.O.E.

During the show, SlowBucks and S.B.O.E shared stories about other members of their team and their many experiences of owning a military tank which apparently they drive around NYC! Cipha Sounds said, “Laughter is universal, and my goal is to bring all types of people together to enjoy a great show. Two girls with a new show on Comedy Central called ‘Broad City” mixed with Queens based hustlers Slow Bucks/S.B.O.E makes for some great comedy. The whole spectrum is covered at The Take It  Personal show.”

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#WhatTheFICO?!: Harlem’s Sisters Uptown Presents “Hip-Hop Finance Guru” ASH’CASH’s Book Signing/Workshop

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Sisters Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center Presents
[Harlem, NY] WHAT THE FICO is going on with our credit these days?!? From buying ballerific cars, to ‘renting’ extravagant homes, to maxing out our credit card accounts, Urban America needs some help urgently to get on the right financial pathway to success!

“I’m Hip-Hop in my blood,” says ASH’CASH about his unique “turnt up” delivery style and undying love for the culture that raised him up in Harlem. And, since Hip-Hop is all about gleaming and balling, its resident “Finance Guru” ASH’CASH is hell-bent on making sure that we get our “Minds Right, Money Right.”

Join ASH’CASH on Tuesday, October 2, 2013 at Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem for a special credit workshop “for us”, utilizing the techniques in his bestseller, “WHAT THE FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit”. DOORS OPEN AT 6PM. Read more…

Reggae Splash World Music International Food Festival Press Conference

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Successful Press Conference For Reggae Splash World Music International
Festival Taking place at Roy Wilkin’s Park on August 25, 2013.
Susan Peart put her entrepreneurial prowess on display during her first annual
press conference in Queens, New York on Wednesday (August 14th
always-beautiful Ms. Kitty of Link up Radio and Comedian & Entertainer
Professor Nuts joined Susan to present Sunday August 25th Reggae Splash
World Music International Festival to the media. The press conference was
held at the prestigious Jamaican restaurant The Door on Baisely Blvd, Queens.
In attendance were music executives, members of Q96 FM radio station, Whatzup television, Wag Wun of One Giant media group, magazine publishers,
bloggers, and many other reggae music supporters.

The main topic of discussion were artists Junior Reid, Mavado, Assassin,
Elephant man, Spice, Pinchers, Afrocentrix, Rupee, and Blood performing for
Reggae Splash World Music International Festival for the first time ever! Ms.
Kitty and Professor Nuts will co-host the festival. At the press conference, Susan
also announced her cooking competition that will take place during the festival.
The winner of the competition will collect a cash prize of $3,000. Moreover,
Susan will donate a large portion of the proceeds raised from the first annual
RSWMI Festival to the Cancer Society. Read more…

Tye Tribbett New Album GREATER THAN In Stores August 6…Hit Single #3 at Radio

August 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Motown Gospel Artist Tye Tribbett’s

New Album, Greater Than In Stores August 6

Album Pre-Order Available Now on iTunes


Tribbett’s Greater Than Promotional Tour

Kicked-Off at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC


Hit Single, “If He Did It Before…Same God” #3 at Gospel Radio


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(Nashville, TN – August 1, 2013) – Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett’s new album, Greater Than hits stores on August 6.  Fans will receive a new song instantly from Greater Than by pre-ordering now at iTunes (  This week, Tribbett’s hit single “If He Did It Before…Same God” moves up to #3 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart and has an accumulative listening audience of over 12 million. Read more…

A 6-Year-Old Walking Alone to School? Is This Crazy—Or Is It Just Me?

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

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There was a story that sprang to my attention a couple weeks ago and it’s been bothering me so much that I had to write something about it. It involves a 6-year-old boy in the Bronx who was saved by the school janitor when the boy was approached by a crazy-looking man who claimed to be his uncle and who was trying to take the boy away with him.

The janitor, a man named John Velasquez, sensing that something was not right, asked the little boy if he knew the man and then grabbed the boy’s hand and pulled him into the school. The janitor said the man’s eyes were bulging and he looked like he was “definitely on something.”

While that all sounds horrific and the janitor certainly deserves the praise that came his way, there was another part of the story that floored me. It was this line in a piece on the Huffington Post: Read more…

Ryan Mack’s Open Letter to the Black Church: WE NEED YOU TO STEP UP!

February 17, 2012 1 comment
Written By Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management and Author of Living in the Village

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey in the year of 2008 calculated the average annual contribution of Black households to religious organizations was $683.  With well over 9 million Black households in America, that means well over $6 billion in 2008 was contributed to Black churches across the country. What is done with this money and are the churches doing all they can to make sure this money is fruitful?

In the year of 2008 I spoke with over 80 pastors in the NYC area to discuss how they can more effectively use their church as an empowerment vehicle these are just a few of my findings… Read more…

Online Network For Women Biz Owners

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment


— An affordable online site to connect women business owners with essential training and resources to grow their business —

New York, NY( — Introducing the Network for Women in Business, an affordable online resource created especially for training, connecting and advancing women business owners. At this site, women can get the most up-to-date and cutting-edge training in all areas of business as well as instant networking with fellow entrepreneurs and expert instructors. With the tools found at, members will be able to measurably increase their business’ production and sales. Read more…

New Mixtape & Track From De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 As First Serve

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

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New Mixtape & Track From De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 As First Serve

The last we heard of First Serve it was 3am in a Parisian suburb at an out of control house party with ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting into the night.  That was just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times. Read more…

National TV/WBLS Radio Personality and Philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, 2nd Annual Give Back Tour

November 22, 2011 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usNational TV Host/New York City Top-Rated Radio Personality and Philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, continues to spread holiday cheer to the tri-state area’s residents who are in need the most by embarking on the 2nd Annual “Egypt’s Give Back Tour” taking place from November 28-December 3, 2011.

Created in 2010 as the inaugural activity of the non-profit, Egypt’s Cares Family Foundation, Egypt’s Give Back Tour is a 6-day coat, toy, and fundraising drive. The goodwill tour will be anchored by a daily 5-hour radio live broadcast originating from locations in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens, Newark, NJ, and Plainfield, NJ (heard locally via 107.5 WBLS-FM and worldwide via With the support of the public last year, Egypt’s Give Back Tour received thousands upon thousands of coat and toy donations for New York Cares, Jersey Cares, Hudson Cradle, and The Children’s Aid Society.

“The goal for the Egypt’s Give Back Tour is to inform the public of how we all have an opportunity to make a difference. Something as small as a gently worn or unused coat or a new toy brought someone happiness for the holidays. I thank the public for responding to the call of action and look forward to this years’ Egypt’s Give Back Tour being even more of a success!,” says Egypt. Read more…


October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usYawn. Another book from another musician. Let’s guess: He rose from the depths of hell with his talent and went big time. He changed the face of music and made millions. Yeah, a few drug addiction, arrest, and STD stories are sporadically sprinkled throughout for excitement and authenticity, but at the end of it all, he finished his ride a musical legend. He finally gave up dressing room groupies and nose candy; he currently resides with his wife and the children that aren’t illegitimate in Calabasas, CA.
[Insert snoring]

Who can really relate to that shit besides other successful musicians?

My name is J-Zone. If you actually know who the hell I am, either you listen to way too much rap music, you’re a Tim Dog fan, or you stood outside my distributor’s warehouse the day my CDs and records were destroyed. I was on the hip-hop come-up, then I came down – hard. Splat. Some critical success, incessant praise from pop stars and hip-hop legends alike, and then…abysmal commercial failure. I did tours on Greyhound buses filled with wide-bodied, Jheri curled women and knife-wielding gang members. I witnessed my life-long passion for music dissolve in 12 hours and my final album sell a whopping 47 copies in its first month for sale. I left my little-known spot in a small, niche quadrant of the hip-hop world and joined my fellow overqualified stiffs with useless college degrees in the world of dead end jobs. For some sick reason, I find all of the above hilarious and have made an omelette out of any egg that wound up on my face. Read more…

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