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Rapper Flo Rida steals the show at the 2013 Forgiato Fest

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm

 

This shiny object is a custom Bugatti Veyron owned by rapper Flo Rida, real name Tramar Dillard. The $1.7 million car started out life in a pearlescent white hue but Flo Rida eventually got bored of this and went with a chrome finish. Clearly, just owning a Veyron wasn’t attention grabbing enough for the rapper.

But Flo Rida’s lust for shiny cars didn’t end there.

Perhaps determined to outdo the owner of this red chrome Veyron, Flo Rida recently called Florida’s Metro Wrapz and requested an even tackier flashier finish: gold chrome.

Of course, you can’t drive a gold Veyron and not have matching gold wheels, so Flo Rida also had Metro Wrapz install a set of gold-plated wheels from Forgiato.

Metro Wrapz, whose slogan is “Go Chrome or Go Home,” has also done work for numerous celebrities including Lebron James, Rashad Jones and Pitbull. Some of the company’s other creations include a Hulk-themed Lamborghini Gallardo and a fleet of cars for the Miami Dolphins football team.

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.

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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.

Unsigned Rapper Performing at Olympics

In Events, MAGAZINE on August 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

The Olympics 2012 has been the bench mark for many an athlete, but what about music artists?… For any artist it is an honour to perform as part of what is the event of the noughties so far.

 

Just 25 years old, East-Ham born artist-producer Cynikal is honoured to be chosen to perform on Tuesday 7th 2012, at The Olympic Park, for four separate 30-minute sets.

Cynikal talks of his feelings towards playing at the Olympic Park on 7th August, and 5th September for the Paralympics (four gigs per date).  “It’s somewhat surreal, especially because I was born in East Ham, and I grew up just down the road in Ilford. The old East End heritage played a massive role in sculpting the capital in history, but that era has gone and a new one has arrived. I just didn’t think it would be in my lifetime.”

The talented rapper has performed at a number of renowned venues including Soho’s Ronnie Scott’s and Love Box, as well as at Camden’s historic venue, The Roundhouse on various occasions as part of events such as The Emerging Proms (2009), Turning Point Festival (2008, 2009). The Roundhouse team play a fundamental role in pushing and connecting young musicians in London, and saw obvious talent in Cynikal, putting him forward for the Olympic performances.

It certainly is something to be proud of for an unsigned young artist, “The occasion is going to be huge. Only now is it starting to sink in. I’ll be playing to an international demographic, people who may not necessarily even understand the lyrics, but almost for that reason alone I’m determined to put on a great show. Hip Hop doesn’t have this kind of opportunity often and I feel as though I have to represent it well, not to mention my family, my friends and all those who have supported me over the years.”

http://www.cynikalmusic.com

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The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College

In Events, MAGAZINE on July 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation announced that the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation has made a generous donation in the amount of $104,000 to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Endowed Scholarship at Atlanta Tech.

 

The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation
donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College for scholarships

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation announced today that the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation has made a generous donation in the amount of $104,000 to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation 4 for 4 Endowed Scholarship at Atlanta Technical College. The scholarship is in memory of Dr. Brenda Watts Jones, former president of Atlanta Technical College.  Dr. Jones lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007 and was the first female African American technical college president in the State of Georgia.

“We are thrilled that The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation has chosen Atlanta Technical College as one of their scholarship institutions.  This endowed scholarship will benefit so many of our students who truly are fulfilling their dreams,” said Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas. “Billye and Hank Aaron have shown a long standing commitment to technical education and we are honored to count them as friends of the College.”

The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream 4 for 4 Endowed Scholarship at Atlanta Technical College marks the fourteenth scholarship established by The Chasing the Dream Foundation and the first scholarship given to a technical college.  The endowed scholarship represents the latest installment in the seventeen-year-old Foundation which the Aarons started to give back to the children they believed deserved to be able to chase their dreams.

After achieving the original goal of assisting 755 children (to coincide with the number of Hank Aaron’s lifetime home runs), Major League Baseball and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America joined the Foundation’s efforts and created the “44 Forever” program (to coincide with Hank Aaron’s jersey number) which was funded by Major League Baseball and administered by the Boys and Girls Clubs to support 44 children each year, in perpetuity.  Following those initiatives, the “4 for 4 scholarship” program, was according to Billye Aaron, “a natural choice to extend our support to dream chasers new and old, as they enter the next stage of their lives.”

This scholarship reflects the desire of The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation to encourage and reward academic achievement, in areas of study leading to public service careers as well as in other professions.  Funds at the College will be used to assist at least two students per term at Atlanta Technical College.  The first scholarships will be awarded this Fall semester.

Mr. Aaron has been a longtime supporter of the College and previously served on the Local Board of Directors.  He was a recipient of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation’s Bridge Builder Award in 2002.

About Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that provides affordable lifelong learning opportunity, associate degree, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology in more than 100 fields. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of the people, businesses, and communities of Fulton and Clayton counties.

For additional information on Atlanta Technical College visit http://www.AtlantaTech.edu.

MMG X YMCMB THE TAKEOVER!!!!

In MAGAZINE on June 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

Maybach Music Group Recording Artist GUNPLAY a.k.a Don Logan is back to take over the summer with another high energy record called “BANANA CLIPS” with the assistance of YMCMB captain LIL WAYNE. This hard hitting 808 record which was produced by THE RENEGADES have Gunplay and Lil Wayne going ape sh*t on their verses. This is the first single off the highly anticipated EP “BOGOTA” coming this summer.

Follow the link below…

GUNPLAY – BANANA CLIPS FT. LIL WAYNE (DIRTY)