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The Unstoppable Force Of Athens

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

#BIDSMAG recently had a shoot at Hotel Indigo with some of Athens finest for the cover of the next issue, The Classic City Collectors Edition. This issue features some of Athens elite artists, models, and more. Take a look to see a small piece of what you should expect to see in the next issue. 

Street Queen Tempestt Monique

Elite The Showstoppa of The Showtime Band

CEO of Blue Up Ent

One Half of the spoken word group African Soul

Damon Evans, Bigg Breezey, Elite Tha Showstoppa

A$AP FERG, BODEGA BAMZ, THE UNDERACHIEVERS, AND THE FLATBUSH ZOMBIES

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm

By Verena Stefanie Grotto

Hip-hop is having a renaissance right now in the city of New York, where it seems like every other day a new MC rises up out of the five boroughs with an even more unique style and approach to the music than what we thought was possible before. Motley crews like the A$AP Mob, the Beast Coast, and World’s Fair have given us a reason to love rhymes again. We’ve written a lot about this stuff, but sometimes words don’t do it justice. So, we’ve linked up with scene insider Verena Stefanie Grotto to document the new New York movement as it happens in real time, with intimate shots of rappers, scenesters, artists, and fashion fiends.

For this installment, Verena caught up with A$AP FergMarty BallaThe Underachievers, and Bodega BAMZ. She then shot photos of the Flatbush Zombies during their headlining set on Brooklyn’s Summer Stage, where she came across a mysterious pile of one-dollar bills.

Photographer Verena Stefanie was born and bred in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. The small town is not known for hip-hop, but they do make a very tasty grape-based pomace brandy there called grappa. Stefanie left Bassano del Grappa at the age of 17 to go and live the wild skateboarding life in Barcelona, Spain, where she worked as the Fashion Coordinator for VICE Spain. Tired of guiding photographers to catch the best shots, she eventually grabbed the camera herself and is now devoted to documenting artists, rappers, style-heads, and more. She recently directed a renowned documentary about the Grime scene in UK and has had photo features in GQ, CosmopolitanVICE, and many more. 

Check out her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

@VerenaStefanie

Need Beats?? Beat Auction Saturday

In MAGAZINE on February 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Networking Event For All Music People

PRODUCERS BEAT AUCTION EVENT

@T.E.N. ATL Lounge East Atlanta

495 Float Shoals Ave Atlanta Ga 30316

Sat. Feb. 23rd @8pm-2am

If you need BEATS/TRACKS

we welcome ALL

*Managers*Artists*Labels*Songwriters*Industry folks to come BID & BUY BEATS!

FROM HOT PRODUCERS FROM ALL OVER THE USA FOR DA LOW!

We Going Have Producers Showcasing & Selling Beats Just For You!

*DubStep Beats * Hip Hop Beats *R&B Beats *Rap Beats *Dance Tracks * & more!

Q: What is The Producers Beat Auction All About

A: It’s a music industry networking event where producers get on stage and showcase their tracks to sell to the highest bidder live on the spot!

 

We Have Two Categories You Can Buy Non-Exclusive Beats Low As $50.00 and Non-Exclusive for starting at $200.00

We’re Going To have Alot Of Music Industry VIPs in the BUILDING!

Check This Out!

PBA IS ENDORSED BY GRAMMY AWARD SUPER PRODUCER

“CHUCKEY CHARLES”

ALSO A LIVE PERFORMANCE

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ATTENTION VENDOR SPACE IS AVAILABLE

If you like to reserve table to promote your products or services we have a few table spaces available for only $50.00 Please get in touch with one of our representatives as soon as possible info@producersbeatauction.com

PRODUCERS IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER SEND US A EMAIL & A SAMPLE OF YOUR TRACKS OR A LINK TO YOUR SITE. WE SEEKING ALL STYLES OF MUSIC!

Purchase Your TIckets Now TO EXPERIENCE AN EVENT LIKE NO OTHER!! #INNOVATIVE

*This Event Is Created by Vance “Choo The Specializt” Branch a Multi-Platinum music producer for Tupac Shakur/ & the Wutang Clan!

So Spread The Word & Come Out!

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The Tony Montana Foundation grants scholarships to the youth..

In MAGAZINE on February 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

 

A detective provided his daughter with drug-sniffing dogs, like the one pictured here. (Getty Images)

In an early bid for Father of the Year, a Miami police detective allowed his 10-year-old daughter to use three drug-sniffing dogs and an ounce of cocaine for a science fair project, according to the Miami Herald.

Douglas Bartelt, a detective with the Miami-Dade Police Narcotics Bureau, provided his daughter, Emma, with three detector canines and 28 grams of cocaine (street value: approximately $1,300) for her entry into Coral Gables Preparatory Academy’s annual science fair.

Not surprisingly, she won. The first-place honor gave Emma an automatic entry into the Miami -Dade Elementary Schools Science Fair, where her drug-sniffing project earned an honorable mention.

“The purpose of this scientific investigation was to find which dog would find the cocaine fastest using its [sic] sense of smell,” the fourth-grader wrote in the abstract for her project, titled “Drug Sniffing Dogs.”

Bartelt, according to the Miami Herald, fellow detective William Pedraja and Sgt. Samantha Machado provided the dogs (a springer spaniel named Roger; Levi, a golden retriever; and Franky, a retired chocolate Labrador) and the cocaine. (Franky showed he’s still got the touch, locating the illegal substance in 43 seconds.)

Emma’s mother, Michelle Bartelt, said the experiment was her daughter’s idea and that Emma was under constant supervision and “did not touch the cocaine.”

“[Doug] handled the drugs,” she said. “He’s always very meticulous about how he handles drugs.”

John Schuster, a spokesman for the school district, issued a statement saying the project, while unusual, did not violate any of the science fair’s rules—and that cocaine is not a specifically banned substance.

“The student’s science project involved a very unusual set of circumstances, including having a parent who is a well-respected police detective with experience in training dogs that sniff for illegal substances,” Schuster’s statement read. “From our understanding, the parent was the only person involved in working directly with the dogs and the hidden substances, which took place at a police training facility.”

Where I’m from you’d catch a case for an act like this…. Great Job!

The New Jack The Rapper Convention All Star Weekend Feb 2013 Houston Tx.!

In Events, MAGAZINE on January 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm

“Industry Star’s Come To Houston All Star Weekend For Music Fashion Film Lifestyle EVENT!”

The All Star Weekend is about NBA basketball, the best of the best will be in town to transform Houston into a hot spot. But you shouldn’t be surprised to know, that there will be some stars hitting the city that don’t play basketball. These are the stars of entertainment and they will definitely make the basketball stars feel at home. For the first time ever, we are excited to bring The New Jack The Rapper Convention Vol. 2 to Houston! And this is a event that the stars of The entertainment industry star are sure to come out and support!

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For 4 days TNJTRC Vol. 2 attendees can attend seminars, “chop it up” shops, Celebrity Gifting Suites, listening sessions, music showcases, fashion segments, award presentations and of course after parties! This TNJTRC Vol. 2 will give people that are looking for exciting day and evening events to compliment their NBA All Star experience.

BREAKING NEWS: We have just made this event even bigger, with the partnership of the Texas Music Conference. Terry Mcgill has signed on to the bring his Texas Music Conference power to a already hot event. Mr. Mcgill 13 years of experience will assist us in navigating around the Texas State.

We are not finished yet! Shaq O’Neal’s record label, Deja 34 has made a commitment, to find the next hot talent at TNJTRC Vol. 2 to sign to his new label. By Shaq bringing Deja 34 to the Convention for four days, he will be providing artists an opportunity to shine and possibly get a deal. At the First New Jack The Rapper Convention, it provided an opportunity for artist Se’von to receive a record deal with Universal. And Se’von’s single “Long Road” is featured on a NBA commerical that is played around the world and will be performed during the convention. Another Fantastic artist that will be performing, is artist dlo (sound, looks and acts like a reincarnation of 2PAC) who received a winning production track from platinum producer Lex Dirty. Lex Dirty is credited with producing tracks for 2 PAC, Rick Ross, French Montana, P Diddy and many more. His production company is coming back to offer those same services to the hottest talent, his tracks are valued at $30,000 per track. One winner will win one of those hot tracks. Also participating in The New Jack Rapper Convention Vol 2 is artist and platinum producer Luney Tunez. High power producer Luney Tunez from Atlanta, with singles on Future Album Pluto and his newest produced single for Pop star Rihana.

That’s not all, A blazing fashion segment will be developed to keep you entertained with 15 and 30 min segments of fresh fashion for the spring and ready wear markets. The UFW CEO is co-founder of the TNJTRC Vol. 2 and will present a hot in your face fashion segment. To close each night, awards will be given to the following people in the market listed below. Please look for awards going to additional music executives, hottest models, designers and stylist in this Texas region.

The New Jack The Rapper Convention All Star Edition is here to uplift and provide scholarship to people in the arts. Please support the event and the sponsors that will make this a fun All Star Weekend Experience.

Awards Presented to :

– Geto Boys – Hip hop Pioneer Award

– James Prince Boys – Ceo Rap – A – Lot Records Hip Hop pioneer Award

– Bun B of “UGK” – Hip Hop Living Legend Award

– Slim Thug – Hip Hop Living Legend Award

– Kirko bangz – Freshman Of The Year Award

– Mehgan James – Bad Girl Club Season – 9 in Mexico – Eye Candy Of the Year TX

More names will be announced

Please go to http://thenewjacktherapper.eventbrite.com for entire convention schedule Starting from Thursday thru Sunday.

http://youtu.be/9QC8kXEqOws

 

Heels And Hip Hop Invade The Atlanta Microsoft Store

In Events, MAGAZINE on December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hip Hop Insiders Set to Discuss the Status of Females in Music During An Industry Mixer and Empowerment Panel in Atlanta


Hip Hop in High Heels
, mixer and empowerment panel, slated for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 is quickly gaining momentum. Produced by Atlanta-based entertainment journalist Lex Monroe and hosted by DJ Lady B, Hip Hop in High Heels will dissect and address the position of women in the music industry.

“The image portrayed of women in Hip Hop is somewhat skewedthere is more to us than being a video model or the jumpoff portrayed in certain reality shows. This event is meant to serve as a platform to discuss how we can embrace our femininity, yet level the playing field,” exclaims Lex Monroe.

hip-hop-in-high-heels-atlanta_BIDSMAGLex Monroe in conjunction with sponsors Brittany’s Brazilian Beauties, IME Promotions, the Microsoft Store Atlanta and Sapphire ink Public Relations guarantees an experience to simulate the minds of attendees. With topics ranging from professionalism to relationships, the carefully selected panel will provide various viewpoints for the audience. Panelist for the event include:

Honey B, V-103

Amber Grimes, Executive Assistant at Buvision/Def Jam

J.R. McKee, A&R at Buvision/Def Jam

Diana Schweinbeck, Founder of Mixtape Monopoly

King Saladean, Former DTP Records A&R/Promotions Director

In addition to the wealth of knowledge, guest will have the opportunity to win prizes from Bliss Skate Co, iRockout, London Laundry, and New Era ATL by registering for the event at www.hiphopinhighheels.eventbrite.com or emailing thelexmonroe@gmail.com.

Bungalo Records Recording Artist ,Young Slugs, Lands Top Video Exclusive For Hit Single COOL on VEVO

In MAGAZINE on December 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

“On behalf of Bungalo Records, we congratulate Young Slugs as one of the most outstanding artists of the year with the successful release of his charting single, COOL”, says Jane Daley, CFO of Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Dist.
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Bungalo Records Recording Artist and Gulfport native, Young Slugs, is creating buzz throughout radio stations across America as one of the nation’s hit recording artists of the year.

Young Slugs’ single release, COOL, has officially soared to the top ten of Indie Singles for 2012 with double action on urban and rhythmic charts.

COOL soared from the top 100 to number 8 in the nation with double action charting on both the urban and rhythmic radio charts with brisk airplay throughout top radio stations nationwide.

In addition, it is officially confirmed that the music video debut of the hit record COOL is set to launch in early December 2012. Bungalo Records is currently preparing the music video release to worldwide exclusive premiere on VEVO.

“On behalf of Bungalo Records, we congratulate Young Slugs as one of the most outstanding artists of the year with the successful release of his charting single, COOL”, says Jane Daley, CFO of Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Dist.

Cool is currently in successful heavy rotation throughout top urban radio stations across the country with top action underway with some of Americas top DJs. On behalf of Young Slugs,Pam Mauldin,Belinda Foster and Jacques Morris we give special thanks to the Hitmen DJS including Big V, Kenneth “Jukebox” Wright, Robert “Kaspa” Smith, and other top spin doctors of HipHop.

The countdown to the VEVO premiere to COOL is underway with anticipated fans throughout  Hiphop on alert.

Who is the Clownin’ Gang Looking for?

In MAGAZINE on November 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Clown n. – A coarse, rude, vulgar person; a boor.

Gang n. – A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.

Dictator n. – An absolute ruler.

From the Streets of Stonehenge aka The Island, Travis “Dicator” West is the ruler, with his debut single “Spot Em” from his latest mixtape “Clownin’ Gang“.

Check out Dictator in upcoming issues of  BIG IN DA STREET MAGAZINE.

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#GasOrPass Zone 6 Stand Up Decatur Redd Takeover

In MAGAZINE, Mixtapes on November 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Grindboss Ent Decatur Redd

Zone 6 and East Atlanta’s own Decatur Redd is next to blow. The GrindBoss Entertainment and Richie Mac Records artist knows what hard work is and he’s been doing just that! Putting the streets back on the map like they never left.

Look for him in upcoming issues of  BIG IN DA STREET MAGAZINE.

Gucci Mane Says Beef With Yo Gotti Stems From ‘Trap God’ Mixtape Release Date

In MAGAZINE on November 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Gucci Mane has been going at everyone in recent weeks. Obviously, everyone’s heard the issues with Young Jeezy, the stab at Yung Joc, and most recently, past collaborator Yo Gotti.

Following a tweet, in which he threw a shot at Gotti, the ATL hip-hop star conducted an interview on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 radio station where he further explained why he has issues with his Memphis peer, revealing that it all stems from their mixtapes — CM7 and Trap God — dropping on the same day, October 17th.

“I said Gotti was cool with me until he turned into a buster. I never said that we wasn’t cool, I said we was cool until this point right here,” he said during the interview. “My main problem with him was that he dropped his mixtape on 10/17 (the name of Gucci’s record label), and tried to like ride my wave, like he was an artist of mine or we get some kind of money together.

“For an artist to drop they mixtape on 10/17, which is my label on the day I drop all [my projects], why would you drop it on 10/17? When I call you as my partner, to ask you why you did it, you say ‘Oh, I didn’t know you was dropping a mixtape.’ … It just made me lose all respect from him instantly,” Gucci continued.

Despite Gucci’s claim, Yo Gotti said that wasn’t the case. During a separate interview with radio personality Devin Steel on Memphis’ K97, the Tennessee rapper denied that he chose the date intentionally, but simply didn’t realize it.

“It came down to … me and [Gucci Mane] were dropping on the same day. We didn’t know it,” Gotti explained. “I didn’t know it in the beginning. I found out a day or so later, but once I found out — he supposed to be my homeboy — I hit his phone, immediately. He didn’t answer. I told [his camp] to reach out to me; he never reached out to me.

“Last minute, we in the lab, we heard about the tweet — immediately, I hit his phone, like ‘What’s up homie? You good?’ We chopped it up. Long story short, from that point, I realized homie had an issue for whatever reason it was — his free music and my free music coming the same day. I don’t really get it, but on the strength of him being my homie, I’m like cool, I’ll coming out tomorrow.”