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South London based producer / composer Axel introduces his latest EP New Type, with the project’s superb lead single ‘Zero’.

In MAGAZINE, Mixtapes on July 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

South London based producer / composer Axel introduces his latest EP New Type, with the project’s superb lead single ‘Zero’.

Combining elements of dubstep, drum & bass, hip-pop and classical music, 20 year old EDM maestro Axel aims to create an experience for his listeners, or to simply entertain, depending on whatever he feels like doing. The broad-minded producer experienced his first taste of stardom when his orchestral medley of Lupe Fiasco‘s 2007 album The Cool became an online sensation, leading the rapper himself to share the project on his blog. This was swiftly followed by his debut EP Version, which gained considerable exposure itself, certifying Axel as a definite one to watch in the electronic music world.

Axel now presents ‘Zero’, the fantastic lead single from his New Type EP. The track delves straight into the deep and dark world of British bass music, with funky house beats, exotic melodies and warped bass lines enticingly leading the way to the dance floor.

50 Cent Releases “New Day” Single

In MAGAZINE, Mixtapes on July 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm


50 Cent released his single “New Day” featuring Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre. The track, produced by Dr. Dre, is the lead single from his fifth studio album, Street King Immortal which will be released on Shady/Aftermath/Interscope on November 13th.

BlackGirlsCODE expands digital technology workshop for girls to Atlanta, Georgia

In Events, MAGAZINE on July 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

BlackGirlsCODE heads south to Emory University in Atlanta, GA on July 28th, 2012 as part of their Summer of CODE 2012 national campaign – to give girls the opportunity to learn valuable skills in computer programming and technology .


BlackGirlsCODE heads south to Emory University in Atlanta, GA on July 28th, 2012 as part of their Summer of CODE 2012 national campaign – a program dedicated to giving girls from African American, Latino, and Native American communities the opportunity to learn valuable skills in computer programming and technology and to plant a seed that may “Change the Face” of the future of tech!
Over 160 girls aged 7-17 have registered to attend the upcoming Summer of CODE’s popular “Build a Webpage in a Day” workshop.  Atlanta is one of three cities that will be hosting a live simulcast where the girls will connect and share with other girls located in both San Francisco and Chicago.

“I wish I had had Black Girls Code when I was little. Helping to host BGC crew at Emory allows me to live vicariously though the young ones who get to participate. I’m excited about what becomes possible after such an early introduction to the creative part of web making.” –Moya Bailey, Founder of Crunk Feminists and a Graduate Student at Emory University. The Atlanta BlackGirlsCODE workshop will be held at the Emory University Woodruff Library on Saturday, July 28th from 10:00am- 3:00pm.

In this one-day, “Build A Webpage” workshop girls will learn the basics of HTML,CSS, and basic web structure. The group has partnered with Mozilla as a Summer Code Party partner and  will use Mozilla  tools such as Hackasaurus and Thimble to introduce students to web-making .  The long-term mission of BlackGirlsCODE is to introduce girls to careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and provide them with skills that will allow them to envision themselves as tech creators and builders and not merely as consumers.

The launch of BlackGirlsCODE in the Atlanta-Metro community is also welcomed by the NewMe Community – Atlanta (a chapter of NewME Accelerator), a start-up accelerator/incubator for businesses that are led by under-represented minorities in the technology industry and by Emory University. The trio partnership aims to help BlackGirlsCODE in their mission to empower and mentor young women of color by highlighting the achievements of women in technology and thereby encourage them to embrace the tech marketplace as builders and creators.

“BGC’s mission is right in line with NewMe Accelerators core values.  It’s never too early to steer a young persons mind away from consumerism to creation. With BGC’s ability to free a young lady’s potential by introducing them to web page creation and coding, their world will be greeted with endless opportunities as they grow and evolve in the digital space.   I look forward to the day the first participant is ready to pitch her first Start-up.” – Jaheed Givens, Program Organizer of NewMe Community – Atlanta

Where is the BlackGirlsCODE organization off to next?

The organization still has Detroit, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and New York to reach before the end of the summer.  Follow their progress on Twitter (@blackgirlscode) or on their website (

Want BlackGirlsCODE to come to your city?
BlackGirlsCODE mission is to take our workshops nationwide. Email us at if you are interested in helping us host a workshop in your area.

About Emory University
Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.

About BlackGirlsCODE
Since 2011, BlackGirlsCODE has been committed to providing girls from underrepresented communities access to technology and the 21st century skills necessary to become the tech leaders and creators of tomorrow. BlackGirlsCODE’s Summer of CODE campaign was created as vehicle to bridge the digital divide and change the face of tech in the United States. The campaign serves as an awareness program to future weeklong programs taking place in Chicago, Oakland, and Atlanta in the fall

Rapping Instrumentals Announces Their JV Launch. Earn $1,000 Commissions Plus Free iPad 64GB

In Events, MAGAZINE on July 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Rapping Instrumental Announces Their JV Launch Earn $1,000 Commissions Plus Their Killer Bonuses.

Cash Castle Beats in conjuction with Rapping Instrumentals has officially launched the “Blazing Hip Hop Beats the Bundle” This library is a tour de forceof original sound design, royalty free and sample free Hip Hop Production. They have a long track record of service for Film, Media and TV. The name of their production house is Cash Castle Beats.

Their instrumentals are usually priced at $1500 USD for a single non-exclusive license but they decided to release their entire premium catalog for only $2,000 USD. They are giving you 50% of each sale you generate, which is $1,000 USD. This is an amazing price and a generous commission for such a vast and huge music library. Their “Blazing Hip Hop Beats Bundle” is a great asset for any film composer, Television producer, advertising agency and website expert to own. There are 50 original instrumentals altogether and they have that big sound that usually would cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Every instrumental was mixed and mastered at Cash Castle’s state of the art studio to broadcast specifications. The dynamics in their music are due to the fact that they are advocates of the K-System created by the legendary music engineer Bob Katz. The K-System is a way to ensure that the original fidelity and dynamics are left in the music due to the true peak metering of the K-14 threshold. The music is alive and full of headroom so broadcasting experts can manipulate the gain and reduction depending on their specific needs without distorting the original mix.

Lucky Lukie and Andie Starz are Hip Hop production experts and they put their best foot forward in making sure these instrumentals are perfect for film scores, Television, media and advertisements. These instrumentals are perfect for main stream Hip Hop artists and upcoming independent artists. They are in lossless 16 bit .wav file format and are sequenced in song structure.

As an affiliate you will earn a whopping $1,000 commission for every sale you generate through Payloadz.

The actual download product is a .zip folder with two folders enclosed; each with 25 beats, totaling 50 beats in pristine lossless .wav format and a non-exclusive lifetime license in .pdf format. This license has no retail cap and is royalty free so if someone makes millions of dollars from a blockbuster movie all they are asking for is the attributed credit.

This is an amazing opportunity for affiliates that have targeted traffic already to promote this mind blowing music library. Lucky Lukie and Andie Starz made this as irresistible as possible. Their JV affiliate center is loaded with resources to help any affiliate promote this offer to their database and audience. The bundle’s target market is music production professionals that need Hip Hop beats for projects. According to the Cash Castle team these instrumentals were mixed with the professionals in mind because so much headroom was left for these experts to play with.

In their bonus they are giving away a free pair of Beats By Dre Pro Headphones for the affiliate that generates 10 sales and free iPad 64GB with WiFi to the affiliate that can generate 20 sales.

They officially launched on the July 26th. To get your custom affiliate link so you can earn your $1,000 commissions and bonuses go to

Reality TV Star Neffeteria“Neffe”Pugh Signs a Book A Book Deal with Tionna Smalls Publishing Co

In Events, MAGAZINE on July 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Reality TV Star Neffeteria “Neffe” Pugh, Signs a Book A Book Deal with Tionna Smalls Publishing Co., Talk Dat Ish Books.Neffe Pugh inks a publishing deal to tell her story to the world about the ups and downs of being a reality television star.

Neffe Pugh inks a publishing deal to tell her story to the world about the ups and downs of being a reality television star. Neffe is set to release her new book titled “The Price I Paid” which is a personal account of her life and struggles after the cameras were turned off. “This book is based on a journal I have written when I was going through my hardships. I talk about moving from hotel to hotel while keeping my life together and being a mother”, said Neffe.

“I want to give readers the real raw uncut truth. You can’t become successful by just being on TV. You have to work after the fact. You still go through stuff not just personally, but financially, emotionally and mentally. If you want to be famous you have to go through it to get to it. This book will show of all of that”, according to Neffe.

Neffe is known for her role on BET’s reality docu-series shows “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is”, and its spin off the “Frankie & Neffe” show. Neffe is the sister of R&B singer Keyshia Cole.

Tionna Smalls decided to sign Neffe to her small press publishing company, Talk Dat Ish Books because “Neffe brings something new to the table. I’ve always loved Neffe’s outspoken nature. She has a lot of depth and I feel she has a story inside of her that she just needs to get out”, said Tionna Smalls. Smalls is an Author, Entrepreneur and reality tv show star of VH1’s “What Chili Wants.”

“The books that Tionna publishes talk about the truth and reach people in a positive way. Tionna is a straight shooter. I love that about her and I am excited to be working with her”, said Neffe.

Neffe’s book “The Price I Paid” is expected to drop this fall in stores across the country. She will also be embarking on a multi-city book tour to promote her book.

Club Underground Does it again with Live Performances by Yo Gotti & Fatty Duke

In Events, MAGAZINE on July 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Club Underground Still Has the Hottest Hip-Hop Shows in Tampa Featuring Fatty Duke Live

The city of Tampa was not ready for the Yo Gotti and Fatty Duke takeover which recently happened at Club Underground. The pair took to the stage and offered the highest energy infused performances that the city has seen in a long time. Yo Gotti captivated the fans by playing hit after hit from the start of his set to the very end of it. Fatty Duke didn’t fall short either, he had the Club Underground audience begging for more.

When it comes to a party at Club Underground you never know what to expect. The only things that can be expected from a Club Underground party is the bomb music, the all night dancing and the presence of major celebrities in the building. Club Underground is known for showcasing major talent, such as the likes of; Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Travis Porter, Nicky Minaj, Yo Gotti and so many more.  “The Yo Gotti & Fatty Duke performances was a night of excitement and truly a night we will never forget.  It’s always a thrill to hear their new music or catch either one of their live shows.” Explained Durby Brandon (Capital Connections Agency)

Club Underground is centrally located in downtown Tampa at: 802-806 East Whiting Street Tampa, Florida. The club features a large dance floor, VIP area, and Bottle Service. Club Underground plays the best in Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop music. Tampa’s very own “Odell” will be in the house celebrating his birthday with us in style. Come join Club Underground and Capital Connections Agency for the best Mothers Day Weekend concert in the city.

Step Up Revolution Miami Movie Release, Filmed in Wynwood Arts District

In MAGAZINE on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Step Up Revolution is scheduled to release in Miami July 27, 2012. There are several movie times in Miami for the opening showing. Step Up was filmed around Miami and at Soho Studios, Miami’s film and television studio located in the Wynwood.

Step Up Revolution, also known as Step Up 4, is scheduled to release July 27, 2012. Glenn Orgin at FIP Realty Services, the management team at Soho Studios, is excited because Step Up Revolution was filmed at Soho Studios in Miami. Summit Entertainment, the company that produced Step Up Revolution, is amongst several film and television production companies utilizing studio space in Miami. There are only a handful of studio locations in Miami that can handle a large-scale production and Soho Studios has spearheaded this chapter for Miami.

In the wake of the release of Step Up Revolution, Soho Studios recently unveiled their latest video about Miami and film production. This is all surrounding a lot of attention on Miami and the film industry. Specifically, Donald Trump attempting to develop Trump Studio City and the recent buzz that the film Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, will have a sequel that takes place in Miami. Soho Studios welcomes this action and is looking forward to more films and television shows, like Burn Notice, being produced in Miami.

There are many details that go into a film production and Soho Studios is well aware of how to service a large-scale film production. It’s this attention to detail that the management team prides themselves on while providing professional service, excellent communication, and offering a quality facility to all companies utilizing Soho Studios.  In a recent posting on the Soho Studios blog, they wrote that they enjoyed hosting the production team of Summit Entertainment and are looking forward to the recent wave of film and television productions. Soho’s video begins with, “Miami is Entertainment” and it’s clear that today this statement is more true than ever.

Soho Studios is located 2136 NW 1st Avenue Miami, Florida 33127. This property is an epic facility spanning one square block of the Wynwood district. The management company handles the long term and short term rentals of this real estate, they can be reached at 305.600.4785.

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FIP Realty Services is a South Florida Real Estate brokerage and management company. Soho Studios is one of many properties the company manages throughout South Florida.


John Legend’s Brother, VAUGHN ANTHONY Announces Launch Of Indiegogo And Releases “Mutual”

In MAGAZINE on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

The R & B Sensation Vaughn Anthony, Launches Indiegogo Funding Project And Releases “Mutual”, His First Single Off His Mixtape And EP “Life Of A Player”

Vaughn Anthony “Life Of A Player” Mixtape and EP

For the last 10 months, Vaughn Anthony (VA) has been reinvesting in himself as an artist and is ready to be heard as a strong, soulful force in the music industry.  With the help of his new manager, Keith Albright, “TEAM VA” was organized to independently release his highly anticipated Mixtape and EP album “Life of a Player”.  Refusing to shy away from being the younger brother of R&B icon John Legend, VA has embraced the challenge as a blessing.  Vaughn has been diligently blazing the trails promoting “Hold Me Down,” which is a powerful duet with his brother John.  In addition to working on his project, VA has been featured on major blogs, appearing at charity events, and performing at various venues throughout the country.

Although Vaughn Anthony is directly connected to a R&B icon, he is independently releasing his project.  As executive producer of “Life of a Player,” VA has had to creatively finance his project.

One avenue Vaughn is using to fund this project is, a crowd source funding platform. “This Indiegogo campaign is about helping me help others by getting my music and story out to the masses.   At the end of the day, my aim is to entertain and inspire people through my music.”

Vaughn has put in countless hours of work to emerge beyond the shadow of a Legend.  VA has been blessed to share stages and recording studios with some of the hottest artists in the music industry.   “Music is a competitive industry and today there are so many microwave artists that don’t last.   I’ve been oven-baked and I know I have good music.  It’s important for me to reach out to potential fans and give them a reason to buy my music. I believe once music lovers learn of my hard work as a writer, singer, producer and CEO, they will have a deeper appreciation for my talent.”

For more information about Vaughn Anthony, go to http://www.VAUGHNANTHONYMUSIC.COM,  download a free ringtone “Swag All Day” and for your viewing pleasure check out the series “On the Road with VA”.  Also http://www.VAUGHNANTHONYMUSIC.COM hosts exclusive content on interviews, appearances, behind the scenes, upcoming tour dates, fan contest, VA Cares initiatives, Team VA on the Move and much more.

Download your copy of “Life of a Player” Mixtape hosted exclusively at on July 31st and everywhere August 1st.…

Visit or  at http://www.VaughnAnthonyMusic.COM
Anthony’s music is available on iTunes and on Amazon.
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Vaughn Anthony is currently available for interviews. For all interviews and media inquiries please contact Kathy Liautaud at

Hand Clap
3 AM
Swag All Day
Need You

Life of a Player
One Thing On My Mind
Curiosity ft. Dunson
Get Money
Hand Clap
I Love it
Hold Me Down ft. John Legend
Hear You Yell
Swag All Day
In Your Shoes ft Olivia (IYS)
One More Chance ft Prodigy
Girl it’s Alright ft Rick Ross

Hip-Hop Artist Hookdiggy Releases Music Video For “Good Music”

In MAGAZINE on July 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Bringing it back to real hip-hop music takes a visual turn with the release of the “Good Music” Music Video.

Second Half Entertainment has released the long awaited music video for the single “Good Music” fromHookdiggy.

The video was shot and directed by Will Harris of Will Harris Productions/Itinerant Films responsible for many independent music videos across the US and has also been the DP for film work and documentaries.

The feel of the video is urban jungle, concrete hip-hop, and was shot in the city of Atlanta, GA. Hookdiggy, a Flint, Michigan native, is an Atlanta resident and is currently working on the debut album to feature “Good Music” as well as other singles to be released next.

As a reminder of being an artist and staying true to the art form of hip-hop, “Good Music” challenges fans and artists to concentrate on the actual creation of what we’ve come to admire as fans of music in general. Let’s get back to making Good Music. The music video, with it’s artsy visuals and funky angles attempts to bring the message of the song alive.

Produced by Hookdiggy himself, the track was mixed by Grammy award winner, Mike Wilson of Patchwerk Studios in Atlanta, GA and mastered by Kenny Mixx of Patchwerk as well. Good Music is designed to give lovers of hip-hop music a great dance groove as well as peek into the passion of why it’s important to write from the heart.

Hookdiggy is a Flint, Michigan native currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia working on shows and promotions for the single. His website of features music and video clips for fans of hip-hop to enjoy. Here is what some of the fans are saying about his sound:

– Susan Gabrielle, Music Industry Professional Coach

“In some strange way, he blends the old school work ethic and sounds of hip-hop with modern accessibility often found on the radio by artists like Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco.”

“I like the fact that he’s talking about something and not selling out to the gimmicks.”
– Senseitional, I Am Entertainment™ (IAE) Magazine

“Hot track. Something new and refreshing. Definitely different.”
– DJ Redd Dredd, 107.9 FM Atlanta

“He’s saying exactly what the music industry needs to hear. Absolutely killed the mic.”
– Kenny Mixx, Mastering Engineer, Patchwerk Recording Studios

For more information on Hookdiggy, contact Lia Janae at 404-421-2477 or bookings (at)

View the music video and visit Hookdiggy on the web at

Live As One – 2012 Olympic Games Inspired Album Release

In MAGAZINE, Mixtapes on July 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Rise Sport Entertainment & Earl Monroe’s Reverse Spin Entertainment come together to release an album inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games.

Music is a universal thread that is shared by all cultures and has the power to impact our emotions.  This project is a tribute to the athletes from 200 countries that represent the 2012 Games in London. Just as different athletes showcase their various talents at the Olympics, this album represents 10 talented American & Caribbean artists who showcase their talents through voices that will serve as inspiration to people all over the world.

The album opens with a huge R&B anthem by singer/songwriter and former Jive recording artist, Lee Carr. It continues with Pop/R&B vocal powerhouse and Queens, New York native, TL Cross, who has worked with Musiq Soulchild, Lupe Fiasco, Diddy and Usher. It includes the commercial songwriter and music composer Butch Stewart, also known by 8 million morning radio listeners as Uncle Butchie from The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Additionally, you’ll hear the legendary “Clean Up Woman” and Grammy Award Winner, Betty Wright. From Jamaica, we have the lyrically conscious international Reggae & World music band, Rootz Underground. Also included is Harlem, New York-based soulternative rock group, The Pryce of Pearlz; West Indian top independent soul artist, Heston; DC-based R&B-Rock artist, DeJuan McCrimmon; and the songwriting & producing, hit-making family, The Ultimate Family Biz. Finally, the album ends with Curtis Hairston, a former American soul/funk vocalist, who had a number of Top 75 hit singles in the UK and US, both as a solo artist and as a featured artist in the BB&Q Band.

Rise Sport Entertainment & Reverse Spin Entertainment understand the relationship between sports and music. Like no other entities, sports and music unite the world. With this project, we plan to evoke feelings of Pride, Joy, Triumph, Celebration and Living as ONE.

Song List
1.  Intro
2.  “We Live As One (All Across The World)” by Lee Carr
3.  “Now” by TL Cross
4.  “Faith in Me” by Butch Stewart
5.  “And We Triumph” by Betty Wright
6.  “Live As One” by The Ultimate Family Biz
7.  “Riverstone by Rootz Underground
8.  “Celebrate Nation” by The Pryce of Pearlz
9.  “Champion” by DeJuan McCrimmon
10.”United U United Me” by Heston
11.”We All Are One” by Curtis Hairston