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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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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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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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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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David E Beats, is nominated for two UMAs at the 8th Annual Underground Music Awards, in two categories “The Underground’s #1 Contender” and “Best Video” for his song “Maybe Tomorrow”. Described as the “biggest and brightest national award show for indie artists,” the Underground Music Awards will take place on Sunday, August 22nd at BB Kings in NYC. (more…)

FOKIS GEARS UP FOR A BUSY SUMMER

Having stepped out of the limelight as the revered MC he established himself as, Fokis is gearing up for a summer of unbridled success with an abundance of top quality music and visuals to his credit. With a number of different projects in the works, the man who has worked along side the likes of Joell Ortiz, Ty Fyffe, Focus (Aftermath Ent.) and Olu Dara is now dedicating time to taking his brand to the next level. (more…)