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ATHENS HIP HOP AWARDS 2013 APRIL 28 ATHENS GA

In MAGAZINE on April 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

The 1st Annual Athens Hip Hop Awards (AHHA), a tribute to Urban culture, musical talent and business owners in Athens, Ga will be held on Aril 28, 2013, at UGA Hotel and Conference Center, 1197 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, Ga.

Special invited celebrity guest: Travis Porter, Diamond, DG Yola, Rich Kidz, Pastor Troy, Yung LA. Khia, Charlie Boy Gang & more… Performances by: http://chocolatecitylive.com/performing-athen-hip-hop-awards/

The AHHA program is as follows:
5:30 p.m. Red Carpet/ Nominees, presenters and performers
6:00 p.m. Doors open to general public 17 & up (No jeans or t shirts)
6:30 p.m. Pre Show
7:00 p.m. Awards Show
9:45 p.m. Meet & Greet

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!! THIS WILL BE A SOLD OUT EVENT!!

AVAILABLE @ Studio 74, Kartoyz ON BROAD ST, SAM’S CHEVRON ON BROAD NEAR HOBBY LOBBY & WILSON’S BARBER SHOP*
ONLINE HERE http://athenshiphopawards.eventbrite.com/#
For more information call 678 740 3884 OR https://www.facebook.com/events/225768440902328/

“Behind B.A.R.S.” Set For Release.

In MAGAZINE on March 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

A new project is on the rise and that is “Behind B.A.R.S.”  By Platinum Selling Recording Artist Cassidy, the Hip Hop star retells the story of his life through the perspective of his near fatal car accident.
“They say that your entire life flashes before your eyes before death,” Cassidy writes. “This book consists of what flashed before me the night of my near-fatal car accident. Some of these events I have not shared with anyone.”
“Behind B.A.R.S.” takes the reader through a harrowing journey of the rise, rhyme, and redemption of the the Greatest Battle Rapper of our generation. Both tragic and triumphant, exhilarating and exciting, all fans of Hip Hop will be shackled by this amazing journey.
The book is scheduled for release March 30th, 2013 through GGIS Publishing. Following the release on the book Cassidy also wants to stay true to his fan by releasing a brand new album which is slated for mid-2013.  
“I firmly believe there’s a time and place for everything. There’s been a lot of un answered questions in the air concerning what actually happened. This book will allow my story to be told in the correct manor. I’m definitely excited about the book and the forthcoming album, If it wasn’t for GOD, family, friends, and loyal fans none of this would be possible for me today”… Cassidy states

Behind B.A.R.S (The Authorized Biography of Cassidy) is now available for pre-orders Online. Along with the pre-orders also comes a free DVD. 
Promo Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&…

Can Hip Hop be saved? Dolo The Bandit says he can save it!

In MAGAZINE on February 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

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Dolo The Bandit and his history reads like the epic saga of a great super hero who arose from the ashes like a phoenix.  Surviving a shotgun blast to the face in 2010, it appeared to be all but over for the upcoming New York MC.  In total storybook fashion, somewhat like the hero of a classic martial arts film, Dolo was saved by providence, vanished off the grid and revamped and honed his skills to reappear triumphant on the music scene.

2011 was a year of achievement and reward in this game of thrones for the Super Rap MC, he was nominated as “Most Original Artist” at the Underground Music Awards; received feature placement for his song “Get Down” in Spike Lee’s feature film, “You’re Nobody til Somebody Kills You” and stood out as one of only three featured songs in the film.  Joining Dolo in this honor was Ice T and his protégée Black Silver with their cut “Chevy ‘64”. 

Hailing from New York, Dolo the Bandit is a testament to the legacy born in the seat of power of the worldwide Hip Hop Kingdom.  Hard work and dedication have earned this emcee a place at the table with those shaping the future and ensuring the return to quality Hip Hop for the masses.

“Roach clips” is the lead single from Dolo’s upcoming album “Project Monarch” & can be purchased on the link below.

 

 

Link to Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5JUK8Gtvqw&feature=youtu.be

Link to Itunes single – https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dolo-the-bandit/id457571389

 

Connect Online with Dolo –

http://twitter.com/dolothebandit

https://www.facebook.com/dolothebandit

 

Lost TUPAC TV Episode of “Dance Party USA” surfaces on iFame TV Network

In MAGAZINE on January 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

LOST TUPAC EPISODE…iFame TV, (airing on ROKU, YAMGO TV, and http://www.ifametv.com) premiered the “LOST TUPAC EPISODE” of “Dance Party USA” today. This Tupac episode was thought to be lost and only aired once in January of 1992, until now!Lost footage of Tupac Shakur on iFame Tv circa 1992

 

LOST TUPAC TV EPISODE OF “DANCE PARTY USA” SURFACES ON IFAME TV!

EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE  AND INTERVIEW BY TUPAC ON THE FASTEST GROWING MUSIC NETWORK

1/29/2013iFame TV, now airing on ROKU (in the music section), YAMGO TV, and virally onwww.ifametv.com, premiered the “LOST TUPAC EPISODE” of “Dance Party USA” today.  iFame TV recently picked up the catalog of “Dance Party USA”, “Dancin’ On Air”, and “One House Street”.  This Tupac episode was thought to be lost and only aired once in January of 1992, but 21 years later, its now available to view on iFame TV and their platforms.  

You can watch the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG56k9nPRS8 and the full episode at http://www.ifametv.com.  

iFame TV CEO Rob Schwartz says “Our new situation between iFame TV and “Dance Party USA” and “Dancin’ On Air” is amazing.  We are excited that after the show went off the air 20 years ago, we are working to bring it back to broadcast TV.  Episodes like this Tupac one, or even ones we have like Gangstarr, Heavy D, Whodini, Markey Mark, Grandmaster Flash, and more is helping us to bring attention to both iFame TV and the new season as we move forward.”

The new website for http://www.ifametv.com now features a live stream play-out which airs both online and on the ROKU.  It also shows of their large amount of content ranging from movies, TV shows, music videos, concerts, comedy clips, and more.

“We kicked off 2013 with a bang!” say CTO Ray Calubayan.  “We just dropped the lost Tupac episode of “Dance Party USA” and next we have the new comedy “The Bar”.

iFame TV (Independent Film and Music Entertainment), under the WHO?MAG Multimedia umbrella, is the new TV network catered towards music related programming.  With a large variety of content ranging from classic music shows like “Dancin on Air” and “Dance Party USA” to current popular programs like DMTV and WHO?MAG TV, iFame is the new network for a new generation.

ROKU is the leading IPTV/Smart TV box reaching over 5,000,000 households nationwide while YAMGO TV reaches over 35,000,000 cellphones.  iFame TV is also in the process of signing to a few new platforms, MMOs, and cable outlets.

 

Local Talent Competes for a Chance to Open for Maybach Music Group artist Stalley

In MAGAZINE on January 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

The contest, aptly named “The Underdog’s Hustle”, gives individual artists a chance to showcase their skills in front of a huge crowd. It just depends how bad they want it.

To make it past the first round, artists must sell a minimum of 15 online tickets. Those that succeed move to a video round. Artists will upload a video explaining why they want and deserve to win. The video with the most votes scores a coveted spot as an opening act. Check out the action on Twitter using the hashtag #underdogshustle or #stalleyindallas.

“Dallas has a lot of unrecognized talent and I wanted to give them a chance to be heard” says Cody. He plans to continue the contest with each concert he produces and hopes the creative idea will set Intelligent Grind apart while rewarding local artists with a great opportunity.

Stalley returns to Dallas for the second time, brought to you again by Collins Management Group & Intelligent Grind Promotions. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm in the Big Room at The Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum located at 2513 Main St Dallas, TX 75226. Pre-sale tickets are available online at http://www.intelligentgrind.com for $18. You can also pick up tickets at the following outlets: Centre in Mockingbird Station, The Fade Shop off Dallas Parkway, and The UNT Student Union in Denton.

The official Stalley Meet & Greet will be held at the Centre. The event is open to the public, and will start at 5:00 PM. For media information contact sabeina@intelligentgrind.com

Check out http://www.intelligentgrind.com for all the latest concert info and all inquiries go to promotions@intelligentgrind.com.

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB hits #1 on iHeartRadio New Music Charts (unsigned)

In MAGAZINE on January 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB breaks through to #1 on the iHeartRadio New Music Chart (unsigned) with new single Beastmode ft. Lil Chuckee (YMCMB). Beastmode is their newest single from their upcoming Legends of the Fall LP due out later this year.

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB hit #1 on the iHeartRadio New Music Chart (unsigned) with their latest single “Beastmode” ft. Lil Chuckee (YMCMB).Beastmode is one of the singles from their upcoming release, “Legends of the Fall” (reloaded) due out later first quarter.http://www.iheartradio.com/new2/discover/index.html?forma…, the song debuted at #6 and has climbed to the number 1 position in less than 7 days with growing interest from radio.

According to EDUBB member Almighty Dolla, EDUBB has been musical friends with Lil Chuckee since he was a youngster making his way up in the music scene, long before YMCMB fame.

EDUBB first Met Lil Chuckee on V103 DJ Greg Street’s Atlanta High School Tour back in 2006. EDUBB remained in contact over the years and they continued to meet each other along the way. This longstanding relationship, Finally led to this collaboration.

Links:
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/edubb-2/beast-mode-remix-ft-lil
iTunes: http://itun.es/us/EnoiJ
website: http://edubbtv.com
twitter: @EDUBBlive

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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.

Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg plans to invest in Pro Soccer Team

In MAGAZINE on November 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Snoop at a FIFA 13 launch party with his best friends in that moment. (Getty)

Inspired by the Celtic Champions League group-stage upset against Barcelona that made Rod Stewart cry, Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) has decided that he wants to invest in the Scottish champions. Even though he didn’t really watch the match.

Said Snoop to the Daily Record:

“I got a lot of interest in soccer. It’s not a new thing for hip-hop stars to invest in sports teams, but it is a new thing for hip-hop stars to invest in soccer teams.

“I didn’t catch the whole Barcelona game, but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.

“I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team, and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell.

“I haven’t really thought how much. I don’t need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard.

“I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things.

But before you start thinking Snoop is rushing into this decision, know that he was pictured wearing a Celtic shirt in 2005, and he’s already asked his friend David Beckham about the club, who confirmed that “teams don’t come much bigger,” according to Snoop. The rapper-turned-reggae act then added that one of his first orders of business as a member of the Celtic board would be to sign Beckham “for a season,” but he knows that will be difficult since the L.A. Galaxy midfielder is happy in Los Angeles with his family.

And just to prove that he knows the club and has an eye for talent, Snoop added that Georgios Samaras — yes, Georgios Samaras — is his favorite player.

“I like Samaras a lot. He looks like a proper athlete and is a pretty dangerous player. If we are to go far in Europe, he needs to play well.”

Here’s Georgios Samaras looking taken aback by that statement…

 

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To his credit, Snoop has become a fan of the sport in recent years and he’s played a few games of FIFA 13. For his last European tour, he did a series of promotional YouTube videos wearing the shirts of clubs in various cities he stopped in, so he knows that pandering to football fans can be fruitful. But the prospect, no matter how slim, of Snoop and Rod Stewart sharing a tearful embrace at Celtic’s next historic win is an exciting one.

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In MAGAZINE on July 25, 2012 at 2:28 am

 

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Hip Hop Artist SO Inkredible nominated for Underground Music Awards

In MAGAZINE, Mixtapes on July 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Kiss the Cook Volume II nominated for Best Underground Mixtape / Street Album

SO Inkredible earns impressive nomination for Best Underground Mixtape / Street Album for his sophomore mixtape ‘Kiss the Cook Volume II: Cake Boss’. Presented by Urban Threshold Enterprises, the 10th Annual Underground Music Awards winners will be announced on August 12, 2012.

“I’m excited to have been nominated at this year’s UMAs,” said SO Inkredible. “It’s an absolute honor to be included in such an important night in underground music and for it to be my first nomination is very exciting.”

New York rapper SO Inkredible who released the second installment in the ‘Kiss the Cook’ trilogy, Cake Boss in May, has received more than 4,000 downloads on DatPiff in its first week. The follow up album features production from the Politician, N.B.S. Production, Profit Bills, ATM, Mad Large Production and the Write Brothers and guest appearances from Swagga Black and N.B.S. Management label mate R&B singer Isaiah aka Prince of Soule.

For more information or to set up an interview, please contact S. Angelique Mingo at Sinala Noir Public Relations: sangelique@sinalanoir.com or (212) 729-6724.

About Underground Music Awards
Urban Threshold’s annual Underground Music Awards show is the largest national award show for independent artists, producers, and songwriters in the United States. Past winners include Mims, Nicky Minaj, Corey Gunz, Remy Ma, Styles P, Papoose, Fred The Godson and more.

About SO Inkredible
Born and bred in the Bronx, SO Inkredible is an independent hip hop artist whose style and musical influences have been compared to French Montana, Jadakiss, with a spirit of Pun.. His sound blends raw lyrics, banging beats and signature wordplay. His debut mixtape “Kiss the Cook Volume I: Meth Lab” produced popular singles Recipe, RAW and Cakin. Currently, he is gearing up the Money Train tour with stops in New York City, Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Miami.