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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…)

KingPen Slim

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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The international urban music industry will yet again be making major breakthroughs in 2011. New Skool Rules, the biggest international Hip Hop and R&B conference in the world will be back in April  next year.  The global scene will yet again be represented on April 1st through 3rd, and once more make way for music professionals seeking to “network and exchange” in an absolutely unique setting and format.

The first edition of the New Skool Rules conference in 2009 had proven to be the ultimate international breeding ground for music professionals around the globe, reaching over 900 delegates from over 20 countries. Major as well as underground and indie contributors to the “urban” scene were represented, with delegates from; Def Jam, Universal, BET, VIBE, MTV (USA), Konvikt, Interscope, AllHipHop.com, WEA, Sony ATV, EMI Publishing, Warner Music and Talpa Music Publishing present. The 2009 event had proven to be a networking haven for established and upcoming professionals in the music industry where new business relationships were founded, talents scouted, and knowledge exchanged.

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Ever since 19 year old Sudanese rapper, Bangs burst into the viral sphere and captivated the over 3 million You Tube viewers that logged on to experience his infectious hit “Take U to Da Movies” the international star has been catapulting. After only 4 days online the latest video “Meet Me On Facebook.” has already garnered over 360,000 views. The latest offering from his soon to be released debut album, “I’m Still Moving” has him getting up close and personal with his fans as he invites them all to come meet him on Facebook.

Bangs is celebrating his fans with a special single release party where he will be performing live from Australia, which will be streamed live on his Facebook page for all of his fans to enjoy and socialize. The online party will take place August 28th. Select fans will be invited to chat live with Bangs after his performance and exclusive contest giveaways will take place during the live online party. As a precursor to the single release party fans can check out more of Bangs’ music which will be featured on VH1′s The Short List set to air August 20th.

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Just when you thought Blissful Elegance’s Meeting in the Ladies Room: Let’s Talk About Sex, Love and Relationships Panel this Saturday in NYC couldn’t get anymore interesting, it has!

Nestled in an amazing loft space with spectacular views of the Empire State Building, coupled with great conversation, cocktails, and food, Blissful Elegance Events is pleased to add the legendary Philadelphia soul group, Delfonics to their sex, love and relationship panel! The Delfonics, whose songs can be found sampled throughout countless Hip-Hop songs to date, are responsible for some of the most ingenious, melodic songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s such as “La-La (Means I Love You)”, “Didn’t I

(Blow Your Mind This Time)”, and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love). Who better to discuss love than some of the men who wrote, arranged and sung about the topic?

Along with the Delfonics, social director at BlackPlanet.com and The Industry Cosign co-founder and owner, Cedric “Big Ced” Thornton, who has added his writing expertise to highly acclaimed Hip-Hop media outlets such as The Source, AllHipHop.com and DaveyD.com, will deliver his widely respected “tell it like it is,” persona to the panel. Other panelists include Brooklyn born author and relationship expert, Tionna T. Smalls from VH1′s hit reality show, “What Chilli Wants,” author and educator ,Keith K.L. Belvin, MS Edu; Ms. New York Plus America 2010, Tiffany Braxton-Belvin; blogger and activist, Lynx Garcia ; Sex specialist LNP, Tanisha Jacobs; erotic toys and pleasure expert, The Professor; and Author and Hip-Hop artist, Super Nova Slom.

For Immediate Release, August 3, 2010

Hosted by Harlem’s own pastry chef, Danielle Moore of Annie Mae’s Cheesecakes & Moore this first co-ed Meeting in the Ladies Room: Let’s Talk About Sex, Love and Relationships event will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 7 PM at Avents Loft, 15 W 28th Street, Suite 10B, New York, NY.

And while guests mentally satisfying their love, sex and relationship appetites, Annie Mae’s Cheesecakes & Moore will serve up their infamous cheesecake shots. Guests will also be able to enjoy signature cocktail drinks and for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, Izze Sparkling Juice will be on hand with several drink variations.

For those who want to take what they learned to go, Pearls of Black will have all their personal pleasure items on sale for purchase. Catering will be provided by Dining with Grace. Product sponsor, La Bella Jouet, will also have an array of sensual goodies for sale and will raffle off adult prize packs during the panel.

Tickets are $30.00 for singles and $50.00 for couples. Advanced tickets to this one of a kind event can be purchased by logging on to: http://ltaspart2.eventbrite.com/?ref=esfb.

Tickets will be $50.00 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Divabetic, diabetes outreach for women.

For more information or press inquiries, please contact: Renee D. Jennings:

reneejennings@rmediagroup.com

About Blissful Elegance Events: Meeting in the Ladies Room Series

Blissful Elegance Events, founded by Ms. Denise Best is proud to introduce the newest addition to the Blissful Elegance roster: Meeting in the Ladies Room; a series of savvy events that are produced for and by women! The goal of Meeting in the Ladies Room

(MITLR) is to foster sisterhood between the ladies that attend. These empowering, inspiring, and entertaining events give women an opportunity to network and share experiences. For more information on the Meeting in the Ladies Room series, please visit:

http://www.mitlr.info/.

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Singer/Songwriter Jazmine “JAZZY” Bailey confirms summer show dates, providing fans in the northeast with the long-awaited JAZZY experience they’ve been waiting for. The recent success of her latest release, Beauty And The Beat has drawn national demand from r&b fans, producers and songwriters alike. Not only has JAZZY emerged as a songwriter but she’s also evolved into a performing artist and is excited to bring her talent to the Northeast for the first time. A force to be reckoned with, it’s clear that JAZZY will be around writing for a-list artists for a long time to come. (more…)

UNCF–the United Negro College Fund–the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization– has chosen Chaka Khan, the legendary Queen of Funk Soul, to receive its prestigious Award of Excellence at UNCF’s 32nd annual An Evening of Stars® Presented by Target.  In addition to Khan’s appearance as honoree, the program will include a host of stars who will pay tribute to Khan by performing songs she has made famous and will highlight the 60,000 students whose education UNCF supports each year. UNCF’s An Evening of Stars will be taped September 25 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and televised nationally in January 2011.  Pre-sale tickets will be available for 50% off by using code “AEOS 2011” through Ticketmaster and Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box office from August 13th-August 27th.

UNCF is honoring Khan for her distinguished career as an artist, her longstanding support of UNCF and for her personal philanthropic endeavor, the Chaka Khan Foundation, founded in 1999 to help women and children at risk.  She has been a frequent performer on An Evening of Stars and has lent her support to numerous other UNCF fundraising events over the years.  Previous AEOS Award of Excellence honorees include Lou Rawls (2004), Quincy Jones (2005), Stevie Wonder (2006), Aretha Franklin (2007), Smokey Robinson (2008), Patti LaBelle (2009) and Lionel Richie (2010).

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Recently, celebrity chef Ron Duprat and former model Fayola Nicaisse visited Haiti to examine conditions six months after the devastating January 12, 2010 magnitude 7.0 earthquake centered near PORT-AU-PRINCE. Overcome by the deplorable post-earthquake living conditions and hunger still rampant in their homeland, Duprat and Nicasse became more determined than ever to do something to address the still existent near famine conditions. Chef Duprat has partnered with Bergeron Land Development, Inc. to establish a culinary center in Haiti in an effort to help alleviate hunger in affected areas.

Duprat teamed up with Nicaisse – who is the founder of the highly-successful ébène organic skin and hair care line – shortly after the earthquake in a common love for their country and their eagerness to contribute to relief efforts. To meet their collective goal they are also currently working on expanding her line of skin care products. A percentage of the products’ proceeds will benefit their continued relief efforts in Haiti.

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DJ GREEN LANTERN COLLABORATES WITH NEFEW FOR NEW PROJECT

After the rampant success of their Antihero Begins mixtape released in the Spring, Hip-Hop duo, Nefew knew the pressure would be on to equal if not better the buzz that their 2DopeBoyz and Puma presented project caused. Having been hard at work since April on new concepts and ideas for their follow up, Polemikk and PA Double have aligned themselves with a strong supporting cast for their sophomore free download, MAN VS MANY. (more…)

COLLEGE BOYYS DESIGNS BY ROMEO – HIGH FASHION AFFORDABLE CLOTHING FOR BOYS

Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) — Romeo Miller is providing a budget conscious high fashion affordable brand with a message. College Boyys clothing is an urban lifestyle brand with a purpose. This brand is not only a business, but a percentage of the proceeds of this company are going back to the communities for at risk youth programs for education and scholarship funds. College Boyys clothing is more than a brand, it stands for something and is making a real difference. (more…)

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Persia was the biggest sensation on VH1′s 2006 reality series, “The White Rapper
Show.” Her only task was battling for the winner’s spot. When she was eliminated
leaving behind two contestants, her fan-base declared the reality show over.

Since 2006 when VH1
introduced the world to the feisty no nonsense female rapper, people around the
world took notice of her lyrical skills and her outgoing personality. Since then
never completely out of the spotlight, Persia’s career is still going strong
with mixtape projects, a few video’s and a hot single called “So That Bitch” and
the men are still lining up in hopes of being with the sexy star. But the
demands of life as a new mom and a recent split between her and her ex-boyfriend
have taken a toll…on her love life.

So, Twenty lucky men will get
their chance to receive her crown and to share in all her celebrity lifestyle.
Persia will invite twenty handpicked men to move into her Hip Hop palace and
compete for her heart. They must win over her mind and her body by proving their
love for Persia, their passion for Hip Hop and their potential to be the perfect
“Hip Hop Husband.”

Currently the show is still in the casting stage and you
can send your video introduction explaining why you are the best man for
Persia.  Also, let us know why you should be on the show.

Send all video
submissions to persiapress@gmail.com by
August 1st, along with your contact information and if you are selected you will
receive a call from one of the show producers inviting you to the casting in
NYC.

Persia will also travel city to city holding live castings and Meet
& Greets.  On July 30th she will be in York, PA at Da Underground, 683 East
Market Street, York, PA Time:6pm-8pm

If you would like Persia to come to
your store or club for a live casting or Meet & Greet contact us ASAP at mnsmedia@gmail.com

While in York, PA, Persia will be
shooting part of her new video  as well as finishing up the new mixtape with
Slip N Slide DJ 5053.

She plans on thanking all her fans on this mixtape and
giving them the music they grew to love from her in the past.

She is
also in the studio working on her single with Super producer Triple A, producer
credits include Ray J, Jim Jones, Janet Jackson, T-Pain and Jive Records VP Mickey
“MeMpHitz” Wright.

 


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Mt Vernon, NY (BlackNews.com) — As the publishing industry moves to a digital platform, American Legacy Magazine is right in stride. The magazine continues its preservation of African-American History and Culture by joining Zinio, Facebook, and Twitter.

For the past 15 years, American Legacy Magazine has educated the masses with in-depth historical accounts of often-untold stories in African-American history. The publication also inspires readers to further investigate and promote the valuable information found in the articles. The blockbuster movie, The Great Debaters directed by and starring Denzel Washington was based on a 1997 American Legacy article of the same name. Now, the publication continues to educate and inform its audience via new electronic mediums. (more…)

E1 Music is proud to announce the upcoming release Gunz N’ Butta, the highly anticipated new duet album from hip hop legend Cam’ron and his new protégé  Vado.  The album will be released on August 31st and includes 16 tracks featuring and written by both Cam’ron and Vado.  The first single, “Speaking in Tungs” is already a top 10 song New York’s Hot 97

Rhyming for over a decade, Vado grew up listening to such local legends as Ma$e, Big L, Doug E. Fresh, Rob Base and Cam’ron, as well as outer borough artists like Jay-Z, Nas and DMX. After spending several years building his buzz in and around the Big Apple, Vado celebrated his 24th birthday by auditioning in front of Cam’ron, one of his hip-hop idols.

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On July 10th, 2010 in direct response to the high amounts of litter in the community resulting in pricey sanitation fines for small businesses and suffering property values, The Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment (“OIEE”) decided to take a stand against filthy streets by organizing a full day to pick up trash. It is common to see those charged with a crime to have to pay a penalty of community service that you will see out removing litter from the streets; however, Optimum organized a group of over 50 volunteers who were willing to congregate and do the same simply for the love of their community!   
 
Optimum Volunteers Clean Up BrooklynFrom 8:00am to 12:00pm, volunteers for the OIEE filled multiple bags of trash as they walked down Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York.  They began on the corner Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street, and walked three miles in the hot sun to their final check point of Lafayette Street and Fulton.  Prominent members of the community who joined the effort were Phillip Kellogg – FAB Alliance Director, Mike Rafferty – Bedford Stuyvesant BID President, Paul Cain – Hip Hop Artist, and many members of the Brooklyn community.  
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NEW MUSIC SEMINAR NYC KICKS OFF WITH

EXCLUSIVE NMS OPENING NIGHT PARTY

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:  NAUGHTY BY NATURE,  KAT DELUNA, CUCU DIAMANTES, MICKEY FACTZ, MATT WHITE and DJ RANA SOHANY

HOSTED BY MARGARET CHO AND ROB CANTRELL

With Special Performance by Margaret Cho and Rob Cantrell

MONDAY, JULY 19th AT WEBSTER HALL

HoJo album art

July 12th, 2010, NY, NYNew Music Seminar (NMS) http://www.newmusicseminar.com, announces the exclusive NMS Opening Night Party at Webster Hall in New York City on Monday, July 19th, 2010.

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Last Thursday, July 1st, marked a moment in history for the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) at the historic Rucker Park, as the organization unveiled a larger-than-life LeBron James mural painted in the famed park in an effort to convince the most coveted NBA player to join the Knicks. The massive “Harlem Loves U LeBron” 50-foot mural was a major component in the movement of convincing James to sign to the New York Knicks. The EBC and the mural received a significant amount of media attention by outlets including the New York Times, Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal. It was ready in less than three days and was unveiled the same day LeBron James became a free agent.

The EBC proceeded with the painting not as a corporate strong-arm gesture, but to show Harlem’s community support and love for the basketball star.  “We felt that corporate America was going hard at LeBron, and we wanted him to know that everyday people, ticket buyers, were interested in him coming to New York,” EBC Founder, Greg Marius, told the Wall Street Journal. (more…)

Bad 40 known by the Court of Law as Lawrence White aka 40 Glocc is in an active case to defend himself. “They are using my songs against me. I thought the Constitution of the United States of America which is where I live grants me the first amendment which is freedom speech, I mean that’s what I read,” says Big Bad 40.  Last month the San Bernardino Count District Attorney’s office said they have supporting evidence showing the rappers’ top status in a gang.

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TV/Radio Personality Free to Host Three16 Music Group Showcase

This experience will provide Music, Prize Giveaways and Special guests

New York, NY – July 6, 2010– The second annual Three16 Music Group Showcase is destined for greatness at New York City’s Highline Ballroom on Thursday, July 15, 2010. Hosted by TV/Radio Personality Free, it is brought to you by Monster Energy Drink. The showcase will feature Pop/Rock Artist Lauren Legato, R&B trio L.I.E, and R&B singer Takemia Haze. (more…)

Xzibit and DJ
Skee Partner with Blue Microphones, Monster Cable & Indaba Music for
The
“Hurt Locker”
Remix Contest!

Grand Prize Winner to Receive
VIP Trip to L.A., Meet Xzibit & DJ Skee, Recording Session, Custom Blue
Microphone & Monster Prize Pack Worth More Than
$6500

Indaba Music, the top online
destination for music creation, along with Blue Microphones, DJ Skee and Monster
Cable, are proud to announce the Xzibit “Hurt Locker” Remix Contest.  The
hip-hop star is providing the track’s stems to his new single “Hurt Locker,” to
Indaba community members with the challenge to remix the song. Fans, fellow
artists and producers can now visit http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/xzibit-remix-contest
to remix the track from his
upcoming project, MMX, due out later this year.  The Grand Prize winner
will attend SKEETOX, which marks the kick off of Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip Music
Festival on August 25, record on Blue’s legendary Bottle mic, be filmed on
SkeeTV, receive a major Monster prize package and much
more.

Submission for the “Hurt Locker”
Remix Contest will be accepted from June 29, 2010 through the deadline of July
27, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT. Voting will then be opened to the public until August
10, 2010. The grand prize winner will be chosen on August 13, 2010 by judges
Xzibit, DJ Skee and Indaba Music’s co-founder Mantis Evar.

The Grand Prize winner will
receive:

•    Airfare and two nights’ accommodations at the W Hotel
Los Angeles for the winner and guest for two nights to attend SKEETOX at the
World Famous Roxy Theatre

•    VIP meet & greet with DJ Skee and
Xzibit.

•   A Blue microphone customized to their sound and a tour of Blue
Microphones studio headquarters, which will be filmed for Skee TV

•    A
recording session at Skee Music Studios to record winning verse on Blue’s
legendary Bottle microphone, along with an interview for Skee’s Radio
Show

Step Into
X’s World!
Mr.
X To Tha Z just launched his new official website! Make sure to stop by for the
latest  news, videos and all sorts of exclusive Xzibit stuff!! Go to Xzibit.com
now!
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