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A.B. DA DON “DEAR SUMMER”

Posted: August 29, 2010 by bigced in Hip Hop News/Press Releases

Don Pro Records is proud to present Rapper/Entrepreneur A.B. DA DON “Dear Summer – Return of The Don” Mixtape release hosted by Multi-Platinum Producer Dame Grease and the Untouchables.

Since The Release of Dear Summer a lot of Fast money has slowed up for a lot of people. Brooklyn Boss A.B. Da Don has been home for only a few months and has the Internet in a frenzy with the release of his mix tape. The streets are hyped with the -release and in only a couple of hours 10,000 copies have been sold just in his hometown of Brooklyn! The Track list itself portrays The Gangster’s Paradise and Oath to his streets.. To support the release of the mix tape A.B. Da Don is working closely with newcomer videographer Chevon Mcyintre to shoot his first video “Where The Cash At”, shot primarily in the streets of Brooklyn and Harlem. A.B. Da Don is married to the streets, so therefore his lyrics are gritty & rough, its a concrete jungle so just sit and watch as this Brooklyn Artist takes over and snatches the Crown, it’s only a matter of time! (more…)

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY NETWORKING EVENT FACILITATED BY VISIONS TV AT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT SEPTEMBER 15-17

Conference provides connections with local, regional and national procurement deal-makers

Tuskegee, AL (BlackNews.com) — Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program will host the 15th Annual Booker T. Washington Economic Development Development Summit on September 15-17, 2010. Held at the TU Kellogg Conference Center the conference theme is: “Revitalizing Entrepreneurship and Procurement Opportunities in Small Towns and Rural Communities”.

Key speakers include: George Curry, Renowned Speaker, Author and Moderator and Maggie Anderson, CEO, The Empowerment Experiment (www.EEforTomorrow.com) (more…)

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THE BEAM UP 2: SO CINEMATIC

Available Online AUGUST 31

Beam Up Entertainment
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Its finally here and a hip-hop renaissance is about to begin showing that the lessons from the past can be combined with the innovations of the present, as Celph Titled and Buckwild have joined forces to create a neo-classic with Nineteen Ninety Now; bringing the art form full-circle through this groundbreaking collaboration. By having uninhibited access to legendary producer Buckwild’s original mid-90’s production, Celph Titled was able to select and record to over 16 unreleased bangers; bringing his charismatic flow and lyrical prowess to each one.        

       

 

 

 

Nineteen Ninety Now is more than a collaboration of great minds with impeccable taste; it’s also the long awaited debut album from Celph Titled, who already has gained a huge underground following as a core member of Jedi Mind Tricks’ Army of the Pharaohs crew, his own trademark Demigodz releases and his involvement in Mike Shinoda’s

Fort Minor project. While Celph is a producer in his own right, the chance to work with Buckwild and actually have the opportunity to capture the lost sound of the 90’s by utilizing vintage tracks from Buckwild’s vault that have never been heard before was a no-brainer—and here’s why. Multi-platinum producer Buckwild from the legendary Diggin’ In The Crates crew (D.I.T.C.) has produced countless classics over the last two decades for artists ranging from Artifacts, 50 Cent, Big L, Brand Nubian, CNN, Faith Evans, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Diddy, The Game, Redman, Shyne, Swizz Beatz, Big Pun and Jay-Z. To boot, he’s also the producer behind indelible classics from Notorious B.I.G (“I Got A Story To Tell”), Black Rob (“Whoa”), O.C. (“Times Up”) and Organized Konfusion (“Stress”).

 

 

Revisiting the classic SP-1200 and Akai-S950 sound that reigned supreme in Hip-Hop’s “Golden Era,” the beats on Nineteen Ninety Now were originally produced by Buckwild between the years of 1994-1995–but never recorded to. Buckwild fondly recalls what it was like to dig back into those crates “although I’ve stayed ahead of the times as a producer, it was a lot of fun to load up these old disks. Joints I forgot I even had, stuff I haven’t heard in 15-years. It was definitely a welcomed experiment that turned out amazing. Further, he comments on the concept he and Celph embarked on and its possibilities in the future “essentially this is a concept album that’s a first of its kind. I wanted to be able to resurrect a 90’s sound that once was and combine it with 2010 rhymes. I consider this album to be monumental because it could literally not only change the game, but change the way people feel. Dudes complain about the game but they ain’t doing anything. Nobody has done this concept before us. I wouldn’t be surprised if this creates a demand for other MC’s and producers who were around in the 90’s to get together and dig through shoeboxes of floppy disks to feed the fans more of the lost sound they still crave for and I’m all for it.”

 

While Celph has enjoyed success with his Demigodz crew and all of his endeavors, it may surprise some that Nineteen Ninety Now is his true debut and the importance of this project was not lost on him, as he laments on how meticulous the recording process was for this project “We took three-years to construct this album. This is the project I’ve always wanted to do. To have my debut solo-album produced entirely by a legend like Buckwild can’t be topped in my mind. My first album is always going to be looked at as a masterpiece to all my fans.”

 

Celph also comments on why harkening back into this very specific time period of Hip-Hop is moving forward and not backward “It’s actually refreshing to hear authentic beats produced in the 90’s finally unveiled. It reminds you of all the dope production methods and sounds that are no longer used today. Nineteen Ninety Now takes you right back to that feeling–even if it’s just for one album.”

 

Celph Titled and Buckwild will release Nineteen Ninety Now on 10-26-2010 on No Sleep Recordings.

 

Tracklisting and credits for Celph Titled & Buckwild’s Nineteen Ninety Now LP:

 

1.) The Deal Maker

2.) Out To Lunch f/Treach of Naughty By Nature

3.) Eraserheads f/Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks

4.) F*ckmaster Sex

5.) Swashbuckling f/Apathy, Ryu & Esoteric

6.) I Could Write A Rhyme

7.) Hardcore Data

8.) Mad Ammo f/F.T. & R.A. The Rugged Man

9.) Tingin’

10.) There Will Be Blood f/Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G., O.C. & Diamond D

11.) Miss Those Days

12.) Step Correctly

13.) Wack Juice

14.) Styles Ain’t Raw f/Apathy &

Chino XL

15.) Where I Are

16.) Time Travels On f/Majik Most & Dutchmassive

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One half of Grammy Award winning Diamond selling hip-hop duo Outkast, Big Boi, sets dates for the Son Of Chico Dusty U.S nationwide tour in support of his critically acclaimed debut album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Starting August 26th Atlanta,  Big Boi(Antwan Patton)  will be performing hits from his debut solo album along with Outkast classics in select cities across the US (see dates below).

Recently headlining Pitchfork Festival act, Big Boi also performed with HP & Myspace Music stopping in Miami (Aug.18th )for the most viewed hip-hop show in Ustream history. Drawing in 1.5 million total streams during the live show and the rebroadcast running immediately following, the show ranks as the #3 most viewed music performance ever on Ustream, only behind Kiss (2 million in Nov. 2009) and Bon Jovi (1.5 million in March 2010).  In total, the live stream and immediate rebroadcast garnered 2.6 million tune-ins in 30 hours

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Multi-Platinum Producer has a new position in the Music Industry, he has secured an A&R position with the 101 Distribution Label to spearhead their A&R Division. Dame Grease will have the signing power to sign indie projects directly to his 12th year Vacant Lot Brand, Vacant Lot Records, the #1 Indie Record Label in the Country. Grease ears are to the streets so therefore when he heard the hype surrounding NORE’s new single “Nutcracker” he jumped on the opportunity to sign Nore’s new smash radio hit to the label. Already exploding on the radio waves, the single will be supported by digital distribution on itunes,amazon and every digital store on the planet. Physical copies will also be available .

Grease is multi-tasking, currently he’s working on a 2Pac collaboration ,hint Max B Notorous Big. Aside from signing new indie projects, a slew of mixtape classics will be released through the new venture. These mixtapes are classics ,mixed,mastered and no DJ ,thru the imprint. Dame Grease says ” I Have returned back 2 the underground for some years now,to watch the next up and coming hit makers to come to the light,this will be a great oppertunity for them”

If That’s not enough previously Corporate Grease Signed Max B To a 3 album Deal With Amalgram Digital and will be releasing Max B’s 1st solo album worldwide. “Vigilante Season” Coming This September. In addition to the numerous releases Dame Grease’ “Martial Law” will be released this October through 101 Distribution.

About Dame Grease
After first establishing himself with The LOX’s “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa” and DMX’s breakout single “Get At Me Dog,” Dame Grease has gone on to sell over 30 million records and produce for a veritable who’s who of Hip Hop. In addition to developing his own production sound, Grease’s focus on being involved in artist development has allowed him to have a hand in launching the careers of artists and producers, such as Swizz Beatz, DMX and the LOX, who have gone on to their own multi-platinum success.

Before becoming a staple on every mixtape, The LOX relied on the sounds of Grease in order to acquire the street buzz that landed them their deal on Bad Boy Records in 1996. Fellow Bad Boy Mase sought out Grease’s distinctive sound and gave him the opportunity to provide production on Mase’s triple platinum Harlem World. This led to Grease’s work as the primary producer on DMX’s classic debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, where Grease helped the Ruff Ryders mold both their image and their sound into what would become one of the most well-known hip hop crews. During this time, Grease taught and paved the way for Swizz Beatz, another sample-free producer, to make his mark on the game.

As Swizz went began to make his mark through the teaching of his mentor, Dame Grease landed a deal with Priority Records to release music through his label, Vacant Lot. Rather than accept offers to be one of Puff Daddy’s legendary Hit Men or an in-house producer on Ruff Ryders, Grease chose to create his own Vacant Lot production company. In 2001, Dame Grease made the accession from producer to composer by providing the score for the Steven Seagal/DMX blockbuster Exit Wounds.

In addition to his work on the film, Dame Grease also reunited with DMX on the soundtrack for X’s top-ten hit “Ain’t No Sunshine”, an updated, yet much darker remake to the Bill Withers 1972 classic of the same name. Grease continued his work as a composer in on the 2003 box-office hit Cradle 2 the Grave, starring Jet Li, DMX, Gabrielle Union, and Anthony Anderson, as well as 2004’s Never Die Alone.

Grease may have been focused on scoring films, but he also made time in his schedule to put in work on several music projects throughout 2004 and 2005, including albums from LL Cool J, Kelis, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Envy, Slick Rick, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and an artist on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label named Aimee Terrin. Grease also kept the underground bubbling with “Crown Me,” a collaboration between T.I., Cam’ron, & Juelz Santana. In 2006, Dame Grease lent his hand to “Life Be My Song,” one of the most acclaimed tracks on DMX’s comeback album Year of the Dog…Again. ‘

About 101 Distribution
Despite the vast possibilities made available to consumers by the new digital landscape of the Internet, most traditional corporate paradigms remain when it comes to making money from selling music. 101 Distribution, LLC (also referred to as “the Company”) is an established Phoenix, Arizona-based independent music distributor and online platform. The Company operates as the first and only conventional distributor to offer musicians and filmmakers a 100% payout of all net sales royalties.

Starting in 1998 as an artist consulting group, 101 Distribution, through its site www.101d.com, has grown into a full-service solution, now used to manage the digital, mobile, retail, and mail order sales for more than 2,000 actively selling titles. Its innovative platform, where artists simply pay a flat fee to centralize and manage all aspects of their digital and physical sales, is aimed to become a primary alternative to the imploding old-world system. Wtih the pro option, artists receive 100% of all retail, mail order, download, mobile and merchandise sales. The Company estimates that within the first 90 days of signing with 101 Distribution, 60% of all artists see a complete return of their investment.

101 Distribution is a blueprint for artists navigating a declining economy and fragmented marketplace. The Company’s catalog of independent music and movie releases can be found in more than 5,500 brick-and-mortar retail stores, digital download services, and mobile networks across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in the UK, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, South Africa, Holland, and Armenia. 101 Distribution leverages its proprietary mobile platform to make selling and promoting ringtones, mobile downloads and video user friendly. The Company’s all-encompassing artist services help to bolster its reputation as the first place serious musicians come to sell music. 101 Distribution is the only independently owned full-service music and video distributor in the nation and has maintained a perfect A+ rating with the BBB for the last four years. 

Multi-Platinum Producer has a new position in the Music Industry, he has secured an A&R position with the 101 Distribution Label to spearhead their A&R Division. Dame Grease will have the signing power to sign indie projects directly to his 12th year Vacant Lot Brand, Vacant Lot Records, the #1 Indie Record Label in the Country. Grease ears are to the streets so therefore when he heard the hype surrounding NORE’s new single “Nutcracker” he jumped on the opportunity to sign Nore’s new smash radio hit to the label. Already exploding on the radio waves, the single will be supported by digital distribution on itunes,amazon and every digital store on the planet. Physical copies will also be available .

Grease is multi-tasking, currently he’s working on a 2Pac collaboration ,hint Max B Notorous Big. Aside from signing new indie projects, a slew of mixtape classics will be released through the new venture. These mixtapes are classics ,mixed,mastered and no DJ ,thru the imprint. Dame Grease says ” I Have returned back 2 the underground for some years now,to watch the next up and coming hit makers to come to the light,this will be a great oppertunity for them”

If That’s not enough previously Corporate Grease Signed Max B To a 3 album Deal With Amalgram Digital and will be releasing Max B’s 1st solo album worldwide. “Vigilante Season” Coming This September. In addition to the numerous releases Dame Grease’ “Martial Law” will be released this October through 101 Distribution.

About Dame Grease
After first establishing himself with The LOX’s “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa” and DMX’s breakout single “Get At Me Dog,” Dame Grease has gone on to sell over 30 million records and produce for a veritable who’s who of Hip Hop. In addition to developing his own production sound, Grease’s focus on being involved in artist development has allowed him to have a hand in launching the careers of artists and producers, such as Swizz Beatz, DMX and the LOX, who have gone on to their own multi-platinum success.

Before becoming a staple on every mixtape, The LOX relied on the sounds of Grease in order to acquire the street buzz that landed them their deal on Bad Boy Records in 1996. Fellow Bad Boy Mase sought out Grease’s distinctive sound and gave him the opportunity to provide production on Mase’s triple platinum Harlem World. This led to Grease’s work as the primary producer on DMX’s classic debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, where Grease helped the Ruff Ryders mold both their image and their sound into what would become one of the most well-known hip hop crews. During this time, Grease taught and paved the way for Swizz Beatz, another sample-free producer, to make his mark on the game.

As Swizz went began to make his mark through the teaching of his mentor, Dame Grease landed a deal with Priority Records to release music through his label, Vacant Lot. Rather than accept offers to be one of Puff Daddy’s legendary Hit Men or an in-house producer on Ruff Ryders, Grease chose to create his own Vacant Lot production company. In 2001, Dame Grease made the accession from producer to composer by providing the score for the Steven Seagal/DMX blockbuster Exit Wounds.

In addition to his work on the film, Dame Grease also reunited with DMX on the soundtrack for X’s top-ten hit “Ain’t No Sunshine”, an updated, yet much darker remake to the Bill Withers 1972 classic of the same name. Grease continued his work as a composer in on the 2003 box-office hit Cradle 2 the Grave, starring Jet Li, DMX, Gabrielle Union, and Anthony Anderson, as well as 2004’s Never Die Alone.

Grease may have been focused on scoring films, but he also made time in his schedule to put in work on several music projects throughout 2004 and 2005, including albums from LL Cool J, Kelis, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Envy, Slick Rick, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and an artist on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label named Aimee Terrin. Grease also kept the underground bubbling with “Crown Me,” a collaboration between T.I., Cam’ron, & Juelz Santana. In 2006, Dame Grease lent his hand to “Life Be My Song,” one of the most acclaimed tracks on DMX’s comeback album Year of the Dog…Again. ‘

About 101 Distribution
Despite the vast possibilities made available to consumers by the new digital landscape of the Internet, most traditional corporate paradigms remain when it comes to making money from selling music. 101 Distribution, LLC (also referred to as “the Company”) is an established Phoenix, Arizona-based independent music distributor and online platform. The Company operates as the first and only conventional distributor to offer musicians and filmmakers a 100% payout of all net sales royalties.

Starting in 1998 as an artist consulting group, 101 Distribution, through its site www.101d.com, has grown into a full-service solution, now used to manage the digital, mobile, retail, and mail order sales for more than 2,000 actively selling titles. Its innovative platform, where artists simply pay a flat fee to centralize and manage all aspects of their digital and physical sales, is aimed to become a primary alternative to the imploding old-world system. Wtih the pro option, artists receive 100% of all retail, mail order, download, mobile and merchandise sales. The Company estimates that within the first 90 days of signing with 101 Distribution, 60% of all artists see a complete return of their investment.

101 Distribution is a blueprint for artists navigating a declining economy and fragmented marketplace. The Company’s catalog of independent music and movie releases can be found in more than 5,500 brick-and-mortar retail stores, digital download services, and mobile networks across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in the UK, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, South Africa, Holland, and Armenia. 101 Distribution leverages its proprietary mobile platform to make selling and promoting ringtones, mobile downloads and video user friendly. The Company’s all-encompassing artist services help to bolster its reputation as the first place serious musicians come to sell music. 101 Distribution is the only independently owned full-service music and video distributor in the nation and has maintained a perfect A+ rating with the BBB for the last four years.

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