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With tracks like the crowd favorite, female anthem, Still Crazy as well as Madusa (Remix) which she recently dropped a visual for Hated On, and Your Touch The BX own Miss Irie plans to take over New York City's throne as far as female R&B is concerned. The songbird will be making a major splash with her debut project, Pages In My Book, a 10-track EP sponsored by Hand 2 Hand Entertainment which will be available April 26th via iTunes. Check out the cover-art and Track-Listing:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has seen his fair share of “highs & lows”, but lately it has been nothing but “highs” for the marijuana music maker. Mac first received acclaim with his debut album Blue Slide Park, in 2011, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and became the first independently distributed album to debut atop the chart since 1995. Just a few months ago Mac left his label of four years, Rostrum Records, and has started a new journey of his own.
In recent days Mac has been very busy with delivering those most dope lyrics, producing music, and celebrating the “holidays”. This pass Easter Sunday was not your typical Easter, because there was an added treat for marijuana enthusiasts. Easter Sunday was also 4/20, a day used to celebrate cannabis. Mac kicked off the holiday festivities Saturday night at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Fellow tokers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa also came out to join in on the weekend-long celebration at the 4/20 Rally.
Once the smoke cleared over the weekend, Mac got back to business as usual and released three tracks as part of Most Dope’s Treejay and DJ Clockwork‘s new mixtape Home N Stoned. The tracks released by Mac are titled “Happy”, Walkin’ Home”, and “One Six Nine”. The three songs all stand apart as each brings a distinctive sound.
Mac received a lot of skepticism with his decision to leave the label that helped build him, but the voices from the peanut gallery seemed to have silenced and Mac’s movement seems even stronger. Mac is gaining support from everywhere. Even the folks over at SportsBettingDime.com think this will be Mac’s year to turn the industry upside down and claim his seat at the top. Long time friend Wiz Khalifa has paved the way for his Pittsburgh cohort and the possibilities seem endless. Check out the three new tracks that we have for you here and let us know if you will be joining the Mac Miller bandwagon any time soon.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Ann Nesby is starting a new movement Life Music.. Her "Living My Life" single is an anthem for strong, empowered, secure women.
Returning to her other love of theater, Nesby began a production with then emerging playwright Tyler Perry in his first stage play ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed.’ Initially meant to be short run Nesby headlined the stage play alongside the likes of Perry and Gospel singing sensations Lashun Pace and Latrice Pace from 1998 through 2000.
Monday, April 21, 2014
We will be interviewing Ms Dia live on #Dagrahyndmusic.co 4/25
DIa has been with BLUE FLAME, a division of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group (BBWEG) since 2007, and is currently the General Manager. In this role, Ms. Simms oversees the strategic execution of all brands under the House of Combs – including CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka, Sean John fragrances and the Sean John clothing lines. She leads a team of 30 for the multi-million dollar enterprise, and has contributed to its exponential growth and expansion in recent years. Simms’ career began working for the Department of Defense (DOD) in an accelerated Contracts program that fast tracked stand out candidates. A natural negotiator, Simms excelled working closely with major defense contractors to ensure the maximum return on investments for DOD. After several years in the Defense industry, Simms decided that she wanted to move into a more creative industry. She became a Senior Account Executive for Clear Channel Radio, where she counted Sean John and Bad Boy records among her clients. Simms also worked as Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for GlaxoSmithKline, becoming the company’s top performer in the Northeast region. She eventually founded Madison Marketing Inc., an events management and promotions firm she established with two partners, serving major corporate clients such as Seagram’s, Appleton Rum, Nabisco and Dada Sportswear.
In 2005, Simms was solicited to work with Combs when a position for Chief of Staff of his executive office became available. Originally offered the position of Combs’ assistant, Simms accepted the position even though she had never been an assistant. In this role, she quickly rose to the challenge by swiftly proving herself invaluable to Mr. Combs. She was promoted four times in her first three years at Bad Boy and eventually took the reins of BLUE FLAME. Born in Monterey, California, and raised in Queens, New York, Ms. Simms holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University, and a master’s degree in Management with a concentration in Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Additionally, she is Level-II certified by the Defense Acquisition University.
Outside of work, Ms. Simms is active in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which provides entrepreneurial training for high school students, especially those from low-income communities. Also, Ms. Simms sits on the Board of the Women’s Employment Opportunity Project Inc. and volunteers at Brooklyn’s Grace reformed Church and Daddy’s House Social Programs. An embodiment of energy and dedication, Dia commutes to New York City from Atlanta weekly. She has homes in both Duluth, Georgia and North Bergen, NJ.
T.I. and Russell Simmons have entered into a creative partnership with greenROKS, a youth oriented entertainment company. greenROKS is a multi-media platform fusing music, story-telling and technology while developing a brave new world of cool content that drives today’s youth to be more conscious of relevant topics in the world. The partnership will launch this Spring, first, with a series including mobile gaming, music and other multimedia platforms.
This marks one of the most unique, innovative collaborations in pop and youth culture, boasting an all-star team of executives with unparalleled expertise in gaming, technology, fashion, music, television, multi-media and pop culture. The greenROKS purpose is to develop nuanced projects, including mobile, video and animation that will engage and entertain, while educating youth on relevant health, environmental, social matters and family-focused issues.
Simmons shares, “Entertainment is what resonates quickest with youth, which today means online and mobile activities (based on broad affirming data) and it will continue to be the driving force to reach youth worldwide in the future. Technology anddigital media are the most important reference points for today’s youth culture. We are excited to add T.I. to this partnership and believe he will complement our executive team perfectly.”
T.I. also shares his excitement about the partnership, “To be able to team up with Russell, who has been a pioneer in youth culture for decades and greenROKS in creating groundbreaking, youth focused entertainment content was a no-brainer to me. This will allow young people to exercise their creative muscles by combining storytelling, music, math and science to enhance the user experience.”
Natalia Weissman, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of greenROKS, shares the overall vision of their creative group. “Our team is hard at work producing and preparing to launch an incredible series of educational and entertaining properties.” She adds, “We couldn’t ask for better partners in Russell and T.I. who are both respected influencers of pop culture. We are truly only limited by our imagination.”
The greenROKS collective has found a way to organically engage and entertain, while also challenging youth culture on larger global issues. With an impressive string of projects and digital platforms slated for rollout this year, the multimedia company is atop of a coveted list of tech companies to watch.
greenROKS is expected to announce several new technologies and entertainment projects for Spring 2014.
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Da Da Doe Entertainments own Francheyez drops the visual for his ode to the national stoner holiday of 420, I'm Lighting It, check out the Pow Productions produced clip here:
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Grammy award winner Alicia Keys and certified platinum rap artist Kendrick Lamar recently collaborated on a Pharrell-produced track for the upcoming Amazing Spiderman 2 soundtrack.
The track entitled It’s On Again opens with a hard-hitting verse from Compton’s own and from there is guided by the incredible voice of Ms. Keys. This is the first time that the two have worked together and hopefully it is not the last.
Pharrell joins Kendrick and Alicia in this visual jam packed with scenes of the new Spiderman movie.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 hits theaters May 2nd.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
MackMilly’s new single features a Jadakiss verse & OFFICIAL VIDEO.
Seems like Jadakiss has been busier than usual these days! Last month, the D-Block general was spotted in the studio with 50 and Styles P. Fiddy recently spoke to press at SXSW, confirming a Jada feature on his new project, Animal Ambition.
Now the Kiss of Death himself has a feature on rapper MackMilly’s new track, “What You Say.”
Take a listen below and tell us what you think.
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Monday, April 14, 2014
As previously reported, Reggae sensation and dancehall star Vybz Kartel was found guilty of murder in March. Vybz Kartel, whose real name is, Adidja Azim Palmer, along with three co-defendants, were found guilty of murdering an associate, Clive “Lizard” Williams, over a missing gun. Another defendant was cleared of the crime during the trial.
A Jamaican judge sentenced Vybz Kartel and three other men to life in prison for the 2011 murder of an associate and from the looks of things, the dancehall star won’t see the light of the day until he’s 73.
Well according to The Jamaica Observer, Vybz snitched on a few folks to try and get his sentenced reduced which doesn’t seem to have helped the star.
CONVICTED entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine and provided the authorities with information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms, a highly-placed police source has disclosed.
The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom, or at least a vastly reduced prison sentence, the police said.
The startling revelation came to light during a Jamaica Observer interview with a member of the constabulary’s top brass late last week.
“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped,” the source said.
The police said several wanted men were subsequently nabbed.
Kartel along with André St John, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell and Kahira Jones were all found guilty and slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, who police say was bludgeoned to death at a house in Havendale, St Andrew, on August 16, 2011.
The men will have to serve 35, 30, and 25 years respectively if the Appellate Court throws out their appeals, which will likely be heard in a minimum three years from now, based upon the pace at which such appeals are dealt with.
According to the police source, the artiste made the offer when he realised that the walls were closing in on him, after homicide investigators were sealing up their probe into Williams’ murder.
The police also said that Kartel and a funeral director also met with a top-ranking cop after a probe was launched into whether or not Williams’ remains were cremated.
Police are also probing the disappearance of funeral home operator Jennifer Edwards, who went missing in January.
The police said evidence was suggesting that Edwards was killed and her body disposed of as she had knowledge of sinister dealings relating to Williams’ body.
“We believe she was killed because she was the weak link and she knew too much, but we are still investigating,” the source said.
Last Wednesday, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington drew the ire of defence attorney Tom Tavares-Finson when he declared that Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) was the boss of a criminal outfit that was responsible for more than 100 murders.
Tavares-Finson could not be reached for comment on the latest allegation as the Sunday Observer prepared for a press deadline.
The Sunday Observer source went even further and named a well-known gang based in several Spanish Town communities, as the gang that the commissioner was referring to.
“He was very influential in the Klansman gang. That gang used to carry out his killings for him until his Gaza Empire started doing the murders themselves. We have footage of him and a leading Klansman member bragging about the best places to kill people, whether in the church or other places. That Klansman was heard bragging that he shot eight people in a church already,” the source said.
The Sunday Observer has also been informed that the police have in their possession additional footage of the video that was shown in court where men were overheard planning murder.
The footage, the source said, showed a headless body, believed to be that of Williams, lying on the floor.
It was not clear why that was not entered into evidence during the recently concluded trial.
Shawn Campbell, another police source said, may have been a victim of loyalty to the ‘Worl’ Boss’ as he now faces the possibility of serving a 25-year sentence after refusing a deal to plead guilty to accessory before or after the fact and serve a three-year sentence.
The police said that Campbell may not have known that Williams and the prosecution star witness Lamar Chow were earmarked for death when he accompanied them in a taxi driven by a man known only as ‘Need For Speed’, to the ill-fated house.
“We have information that he was under the impression that the men would be beaten for their carelessness in the disappearance of the two guns. When he arrived, we heard he was surprised to see so many strange men, who we believe to be members of the Klansman gang, and that is why him tek weh himself.
We know that it is only after the voice notes were revealed that he became aware that he, too, could have been harmed over the guns. Maybe he would have acted differently if he had heard some of the things that came out in court,” the source said.
All four convicts are now being housed in a maximum security section of the New Horizon Adult Remand Centre on Spanish Town Road in Kingston where high-risk inmates are kept at the State’s pleasure.