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7/29/2005

 
Nomad Entertainment announces the upcoming 2005 New York Music Seminar.

Response was so huge that Seminar had to be moved to Madison Square Garden

July 2005
Nomad Entertainment has announced this week that it will bring to Manhattan what promises to be one of the largest and diverse Music Industry Seminars to hit the city in almost a decade. Seminar lecture classes will be lead by such industry giants as Jenine Mclain (Alicia Keys Manager), Bridget Lindsey of Sanctuary Artist Management (The management company that represents artist such as: Beyonce, Destinys Child, Iron Maiden, Tommy Lee, Janes Addiction), Wallace Collins ( whos client list includes: Moby, Creed, Ozzy Osbourne, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Eddy Grant, Ani DiFranco), and Kayo Roberson (who has worked with: Usher, Babyface, Whitney Houston, TLC, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Sheena Easton, The Deele, and Bobby Brown)...and these are just the names of a few of the industry leaders who will be heading seminar lecture classes. The Keynote Speaker is one that will blow the crowd away, said representatives of Nomad Entertainment. We will be releasing that name closer the seminar date.

The 2005 New York Music Seminar will be a two day event which will take place on September 10th -11th at Manhattans Madison Square Garden, and will feature not only the seminar lecture classes and opportunities to network with industry royalty, but it will also be host to up to 55 music industry themed vendors ( ranging anywhere from Music services to artist promotion and more).

The idea is to give anyone interested in the music industry as a career, a chance to rub elbows with people they would probably never get a chance to meet in the real world, as well as give those independent labels and artists an opportunity to promote, sell and market themselves and show what they have to offer, said Maurice Woodson, CEO of Nomad Entertainment.

According to Woodson, one of the true high points of the seminar will be the talent competition whereas the prizes will consist of Record Deals, Development Deals, Production Deals, Management Contracts and Cash. Those interested in becoming a part of the competition must first submit a demo tape, bio, and talent category card which will be screened by a group of judges who will narrow it down to about 150-300 artists or groups. This group of contestants will then be narrowed down to around 50 (with 5 alternatives). That 50 will then perform at the evening of the first day of the seminar, where thereafter they will be narrowed down to the 20 who will perform the second night of the seminar. It is at that final offering that the winners will be chosen and prizes will be received.

There will be celebrity performances prior to the competition each night, but the names of the celebrities as well as the guest judges will remain a secret for now according to Nomad Entertainment. More than 100 celebrities have also been invited to walk through.

For more information on the 2005 New York Music Seminar, visit:

www.NYMusicSeminar.com

email:
Nomad_Ent@hotmail.com

Or phone:
1-800 620-7231 box # 43368


 
Phuturehype's Female Rapper/MC Competition Finalist N'Chyx, Speaks To Write On Point.

London -- (Jul 29, 2005) - N'Chyx (pronounced En-Chikes) is a talented Hip Hop/Grime emcee and producer who is already being compared to the likes of Shystie, Da Brat and Eve, thanks to her unique sound and style. With a well received debut album under her belt entitled "Chyneze Whispaz", her own label, and a wealth of impending major projects in the pipeline, she is fast becoming one of Britain's biggest female emcees, and also a burgeoning entrepreneur.

However N'Chyx refuses to rest on her laurels, and can currently be found in the studio working on her yet to be titled, sophomore release, as well as, perfecting her performance for the up and coming Phuturehype Female Rapper/MC Competition, which takes place on September 17th, at the Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London.

When asked about her chances of being crowned Female Rapper/MC 2005 she says,
"I'm confident about doing well...obviously I want to win but the other four girls are all good and we have all got different styles .To be honest when I first entered the competition I just wanted to promote myself, but as it's gone on I've become more competitive. Everyday I write and prepare for the final, and I am looking forward to September 17th".

Other female finalists that will be performing on the evening are as follows:
Shorty D
Little Miss E
Angel
Shakespeare

Judges on the evening will be:
Special Guest Judge: Phoebe One
Lady Destiny
Lady MC
MTG
B-Phat
Imz
Chunky Bizzle

Media partner and online magazine Write On Point, is an informative and dynamic online publication, dedicated to giving its visitors up to date news and information, from within the world of black entertainment on both sides of the Atlantic. It also aims to give maximum exposure to up-coming homegrown UK talent.
To read full interview with N'Chyx visit:
www.writeonpoint.co.uk
Email: janice@writeonpoint.co.uk

For further information on the Phuturehype Female Rapper/MC finals contact:
Denise Destini (Founder / CEO of Phuturehype)
Email: DeniseDestini@phuturehype.com
www.phuturehype.com


 
Hip Hop Crews 'Bring It' to LA for the 4th Annual World Hip Hop Street Dance Championship August 18-21 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Hip Hop Pioneers Don 'Campbellock' Campbell (Locking), Boogaloo Sam (Popping) and Tommy the Clown (Clowning and Krumping) to Receive the Living Legends of Hip Hop Award

LOS ANGELES, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Street dance crews from across the nation and the world are bringing their best moves to Los Angeles with the hope of taking home the top bragging rights and titles in the 2005 USA and World Hip Hop Championships.

Tagged "the Olympics of Hip Hop dance", participants serve up old school and new school moves in two-minute performances. Dance crews consisting of five to eight members are divided into Junior (ages 7-12), Varsity (ages 12-17) and Adult (18+). 'Breaking Battles', featuring top B-Boys, are also a part of both championships.

Winners of the USA Championship (August 19) advance to the World Hip Hop Championship on August 21 to compete against crews selected by their home countries. Represented are Japan, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, Italy, Ireland, Philippines, and more. Celebrity choreographers HiHat (Missy Elliott) and Shane Sparks ("You Got Served" and B2K) are among the judges. Actor, comedian Chris Spencer, former host of late night TV talk show "Vibe", will host.

A special feature within the World Championship is the 2005 Living Legends of Hip Hop Award that will be presented to Don Campbell (creator of "Locking", Don's life story will be presented in an upcoming movie starring Usher in the title role), Boogaloo Sam (creator of "Popping" and the "Electric Boogaloo"), and Tommy the Clown (creator of "Clowning" which has evolved into a dance art form called "Krumping". Tommy is featured in the newly released film documentary "Rize").

The award presentation occurs on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. In addition, the three icons will be joined by Easy Roc of the original Rock Steady Crew and head up a panel discussion on the evolution of Hip Hop at 12:00 noon the same day at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel.

"It's incredible that the Hip Hop dance moves and attitude that were once exclusive to the streets of urban America are now embraced all over the world," said Howard Schwartz, the President of Los Angeles' Hip Hop International, producers of the Championships. "This year we are especially pleased to have the support of Mountain Dew, John Paul Mitchell Systems, and Boogiezone.com, an online dance community website."

"The style and energy of The Hip Hop International Championships and its relevance to our consumers made it a great fit for Mountain Dew," said David Orr, Field Marketing Director of the Pepsi Bottling Group Southern California.

"For us, it's the artistic creativity, freedom of expression and teamwork that's showcased at the Championships that make them a natural fit for our company," stated Julie Solwold, V.P. of Sports and Special Events for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.hiphopinternational.com or call 1(800)-NOW-JUMP (669-5867). Tickets will also be available at the door.

Schedule of Events

USA Hip Hop Championship Schedule

Event Date/Time Location

Preliminaries Thursday, 8/18 @ 7:00 p.m. Manhattan Beach
(All Divisions) Marriott

Final Friday, 8/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Per. Arts
(All Divisions) Center

World Hip Hop Championship Schedule

Event Date/Time Location

Preliminaries Saturday, 8/20 @ 1:00 p.m. Manhattan Beach
(Junior & Varsity) Marriott

Preliminaries Saturday, 8/20 @ 7:00 p.m. Manhattan Beach
(Adult) Marriott

Final Sunday, 8/21 @ 7:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Per. Arts
(All Divisions) Center

Urban Moves2: Hip Hop Dance Workshop

Urban Moves2 Sunday, 8/21, Manhattan Beach
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Marriott

Evolution of Hip Hop: Panel Discussion

The Evolution of Sunday, 8/21, Manhattan Beach
Hip Hop: A panel 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Marriott
discussion with
the "Legends"

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA
www.redondo.org

Manhattan Beach Marriot Hotel
1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
www.marriott.com

Source: Hip Hop International

CONTACT: Carla L. Jackson of CJPR, +1-818-602-8282, carlajack@aol.com,
for Hip Hop International

Web site: http://www.hiphopinternational.com/


 
The Game Earns Best New Artist and Best Rap Video Nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game has rocketed straight outta Compton and onto the MTV Video Music Awards, earning a pair of 2005 VMA nominations, it was announced this week. The Game was nominated as Best New Artist for "Dreams" and for Best Rap Video for "Hate It Or Love It" (featuring 50 Cent). The VMAs will be broadcast on MTV at 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, from Miami.

The intimate, biographical "Dreams" was directed by Phillip Atwell (Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre). "Hate It Or Love It" was helmed by the directing collective The Saline Project (Eminem, The Roots, The Cure, The Hives).

"It's nice to see hard work and determination pay off with the nominations, but a win would be the icing on the cake," comments Game.

"Dreams" and "Hate It Or Love It" were both heard on The Game's debut album, "The Documentary" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope), released January 18, 2005. Currently officially certified double platinum (4x Platinum worldwide), "The Documentary" charted in Billboard at #1 Pop and #1 R&B/Hip-Hop. "Hate It Or Love It" went gold and reached #2 Pop and #1 Rap. Another track, "How We Do," is platinum after charting #4 Pop, #2 R&B/Hip-Hop and #2 Rap.

Source: Interscope Records

CONTACT: Greg Miller of Interscope Records, +1-310-865-7632


 
ORIGINAL G-FUNK SUPERSTAR HONORED AS LONG BEACH MAYOR PROCLAIMS WARREN G WEEK AUGUST 1-6, 2005

RAPPER/PRODUCER DROPS NEW ALBUM IN THE MID-NITE HOUR
SEPTEMBER 27 ON HAWINO/LIGHTYEAR/WEA RECORDS
PRODUCED BY G-FUNK ENTERTAINMENT


LONG BEACH, CA July 28, 2005 Through years of continued excellence, Warren G has attained iconic status in the world of Hip-Hop. With a best-selling platinum and gold certified catalog boasting such classics songs as Regulate, This DJ and I Want It All Warren has brought his laaaiiiiidddddd back style of music to audiences around the world, but also a slice of life from his beloved hometown of Eastside Long Beach.

As if bringing global attention to the city weren't enough, Warren has also actively participated in the development of area and its residents in a variety of ways including the time he helped Lenscrafters, Shell Oil and City Councilmember Laura Richardson raise enough money to buy 500 pairs of eyeglasses for children to use for reading. Or the annual G Christmas shopping spree in a rented U-Haul where he drops his own cash on toys to give to kids at the California Recreation Center. Just last week the guy received an award from Project Coordinator Leonard Adams for time and money donated to the Midnight Basketball League, which operates as an alternative to the trouble that can be found outside on the streets.

Those efforts over the years are about to be officially recognized on August 1-6 when Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neall proclaims that time period Warren G Week. The seven days also coincide with the opening of Gs latest labor of love: the Willie McGinest Freedom School on August 1. Freedom School is a Summer enrichment program that was originated in the Civil Rights Era year 1964 in order to teach African-Americans to read and write so they could vote. It evolved into an educational improvement curriculum that stresses reading to help build a desire to learn that young people carry with them into the regular Fall school year.

The Willie McGinest Freedom School program will be the debut of this educational course in Long Beach. City native, Super Bowl Champion New England Patriot Linebacker McGinest, put up the seed money to start the school. A mutual childhood friend then introduced Warren to the Pastor O. Leon Wood, Jr., and thats how the weeks benefit concert came about to raise funds to continue this valuable enrichment program. (Robert Robinson, senior outreach coordinator for City of Long Beach, organized many of the weeks other activities.)

The City of Long Beach owes Warren G a great amount of love and gratitude for his continued demonstration of care and concern for our youth,? states Pastor Wood. He shows his love through the giving of his time and resources. He is always there when needed.

I'm not just proud of Warren as his manager I'm proud of Warren as his uncle, adds Wron G. He has stayed true to Long Beach and helped others to move to the next level in life. I thank the City of Long Beach for recognizing his humanitarian activities.

The full schedule of Warren G Week events include:

August 1, at 8:30 a.m.: Willie McGinest Freedom School will begin with a proclamation of Warren G Week from Mayor Beverly ONeall at the Sutter Academy, 5075 Daisy, in North Long Beach.
August 2: TBA

August 3, at 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Warren G will speak to Boy's and Girl's Club, Martin Luther King Park 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach

August 4, at 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: Coach and play in Midnight Basketball League at California Recreation Center. Game begins at 12 a.m. midnight.

August 5, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Warren G Day at the Queen Mary, Long Beach Harbor with tour of ship for Long Beach residents. Meet and Greet by Warren.

August 6, at 2:00 p.m.: Warren G concert for the kids of Long Beach on the lawn in front of Hughes Hanger at Queen Mary.

August 6, at 8:00 p.m.: Warren G performs a benefit concert also on the lawn in front of Hughes Hanger at the Queen Mary. He will give new, upcoming Long Beach acts the opportunity to open for him. Special friends will drop by. Proceeds go to the Willie McGinest Freedom School.

A few days after these celebrations, Warren will begin the promotion that will announce the September 27 release of his latest album, called IN THE MID-NITE HOUR on Hawino/Lightyear/WEA Records. Once again self-produced, the CD will feature that patented G-Funk grown a bit in songs like Get Ya Down and Make It Do What It Do

Donations for the Willie McGinest Freedom School may be sent to:
Willie McGinest Freedom School
c/o Pastor O. Leon Wood, Jr.,
5239 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90805

CONTACT:

Ellen Zoe Golden - EllenZoe@aol.com

Dave Dave Goodson - dave@jlmpr.com

Jody L. Miller - jody@jlmpr.com

JLM PR, Inc. 212-431-5227


 
LMNO is back with his third and most cohesive record to date, the cleverly-titled Ps & Qs, dropping August 23rd on Up Above Records.

Overflowing with passion, honesty, and conviction, Ps & Qs is a soundtrack of LMNO and his message of hope. Standouts include G.O.D, a glistening, spiritual ode to the creator, the impenetrable & searing anthem Drop That, and Clutch, an emotive, heartfelt narrative about his stepfather. The project boasts a barrage of guest spots from Supernatural, Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5), Chace Infinite (of Self Scientific), Ariano, Locksmith, Self Lion, and the Visionaries.

The beatsmiths of Ps & Qs weave together a sweeping, triumphant tapestry to give LMNOs vocal deliverance the platform it deserves. The all-star production team features up & coming sensation LD, heavyweight extraordinaire DJ Khalil, Detroit-bred talent J Thrill, Visionaries sound selector KeyKool, and West Coast cohorts Life Rexall & Polyhedron.

LMNOs forthcoming album Ps & Qs is sure to have the entire hip-hop world taking notice. Take a listen; the music speaks for itself.

Check out the Ps & Qs online press kit at:
http://www.upabove.com/press_lmnopsqs.html

For more information / interviews on LMNO and Ps & Qs out August 23rd on Up Above Records, please contact:
Samantha Sayon / Up Above Records / sam@upabove.com / 562.983.9999 ext.102


 
Finally, A Female Rapper that Has More to Say Than Just Talking About Her Physical Attributes...

Theres A New Type of Female Rapper in Town Meet Earths Angel, Kenyona, As She Looks to Take the Music Industry By StormGetting Crunked and Dealing with Real People issues on Her Soon to be Released Album.

Clayton, NJ (PRWEB) July 29, 2005 -- In just a short period of time, Kenyona, otherwise known as Earths Angel, has managed to create buzzes that not even the most known of lyricist/singers can createjust recently being entered into the chart listings of DJs across the Globe, who have found the female MC to be worth making their own personal top 30 industry musical charts. Blessed with an incredible lyrical flow, and an angelic voice, this twenty-something year old Queens, New Yorker, plans on being that new type of female MC in town, that does not only talk about shaking her tail, taking guys for cash, guns, drugs and crime, but things that adversely affect our society, as she does in her musical composition "Departure which addresses a mothers agonizing ambivalence associated with abortion.

With an album that is slated to be released in September, on Beatforce Recordings, entitled Razing Hell Til its Heaven, this young woman prefers her Timbalands to her Manolo Blanicks, and can prove that she can flow with the best of men, as she does just that on her first released song from her upcoming albumthe crunked out, straight derrty south diddy, "Back Up" which also shows a side of Kenyona, that lets you know that she is not to be taken lightly should she be pushed to the limit.

Every now and then there is the sudden emergence of a rising star, and that rising star, which is being guided by the Heavenly father, is Kenyonaa determined lyricist, a skilled singer, and a female MC that is comfortable in her own shoes - be it Timbalands or Manolo Blanicks, and knows her worth as an artist. So, we present to you Earths Angel please remember the name.

For interview opportunities, please contact Renee Mahoney or Kenyetta McKinney at 856.863.1356.
Visit the website at www.kenyona.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Renee Mahoney
http://www.kenyona.com/
856-863-1356


 
As T M H Entertainment Gets Ready to fold, Urban Bridgez Group Prepares to Launch

With Exclusive interviews with Ray J, R. Kelly and Tamela Mann.

Minneapolis (PRWEB) July 29, 2005 -- The month of August proves to be explosive as T M Hxone.com prepares its fold into the new e-zine site, Urban Bridgez Wire. T M Hxone.com kicks off the month with an exclusive interview with Sanctuary/Knockout Entertainment recording artist, Ray J. Ray J is the August Artist of The Month and spoke exclusively to T M H on his new album RAYDIATION (Sept. 20th), his current single "One Wish," and being R&B singer and actress Brandy's little brother. This is one interview you will not want to miss.

T M H will also host two exclusive contests, giving their visitors a chance to win great prizes. Sony and T M H along with Hip-Hop recording artist Bow Wow will give away a Network Walkman and an autographed Bow Wow CD. For the TV/Film visitors, T M H along with Anchor Bay Entertainment & Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp will give away two copies of the new release Xena! The Deluxe 7-Disc Set DVD Features 16 Fan-Selected Episodes and is Loaded With Hours Of Extras!

August, being the last official month T M H Entertainment will be online, theyve decided to go out with a bang to end the T M H trademark! Like with Ray J, T M H will feature their first exclusive interview with R&B singer/songwriter R. Kelly. R. Kelly will speak with the online press this week and T M H was invited to participate. R. Kelly will speak exclusively to T M H on the next chapters of "In the Closet" as well as the next album he plans to record in another genre of music. With exclusive interviews from Ray J and R. Kelly the site viewers are sure to be pleased. Tamela Mann of Tyler Perry fame will also speak to the e-zine on her debut gospel album "Gotta Keep Movin," and how it is to work with playwright and now feature film director and actor Tyler Perry.

FashionXone in August will feature an exclusive interview with designers Erika & Monika of Double Stitch. Denise of T M H speaks to them on their items, how difficult it was to break in the fashion industry and more.

However you don't have to wait till August for a reason to visit T M Hxone.com Currently on the site you can stream the brand new single from multi-platinum recording artist Ciara's debut album "Goodies." The first single to not feature a guest artist and her first ballad, "And I." The single is sure to be as successful as her first three singles.

This is the last week visitors will be able to enter T M H and Jive Records R. Kelly catalog contest. One lucky winner will win all of R. Kelly's CD's. Three runners up winners will get Trapped in The Closet T-Shirts.

T M H put together a very touching tribute to the late great Luther Vandross. With the help of the site forum members, the tribute features a wonderful written piece by C. "Dhaani" Daniels, with additional quotes from members of the T M H forums.

In September - T M H Entertainment will begin a new era with its new imprint, Urban Bridgez Group. UBG is a marketing and promotions company, who will work closely with urban recording artists with the promotion for their up-coming releases. The first client signed to UBG is no other than Ray J. UBG is working with Ray J as he prepares to release his new album RAYDIATION.

The first highlight of Urban Bridgez Wire, will be the return of R&B singer/songwriter Shanice. Shanice is September's Artist of The Month and spoke exclusively to UBG on her upcoming album "Every Woman Dreams" (Sept. 20th), her husband Flex as she refers to her chocolate, Janet Jackson and more.

T M H is one of the fastest growing urban e-zine sites online. Started in 1999, the site has conducted exclusive interviews with some of R&B and Hip-Hop's hottest artists including Brandy, Ciara, Nelly, New Edition, Kurupt, T.I. and Jon B, also executive Stephen Hill from BET. T M H has also worked closely with artists like Faith Evans who T M H ran and operated Faith's official site from 2000 to earlier this year. If that's not enough, T M H is also responsible for R&B artist Usher's official site name, Usher World and ran and operated R&B singer Monica's official fansite for J Records.

For More info on T M Hxone.com visit http://www.tmhxone.com - Urban Bridgez Group visit http://www.urbanbridgezgroup.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dezell Moore
T M H ENTERTAINMENT
http://www.tmhxone.com/
612.465.3214


7/28/2005

 
Tek & Steele Return With Brand New LP, Smif N Wess: Reloaded, on 9-13-05

Bucktown, USA----There Reloaded!

Ever wonder who originally coined the phrase Bucktown, the slang which has since become synonymous in the Urban landscape to describe the concrete borough Thats right, Smif N Wessons Tek & Steele. Yet, there is so much more to Brooklyn, New York than meets the eye. Long considered a breeding ground for crime, corruption, and untamed youth, the borough's contributions to the world of music and culture have traditionally gone without notice--- but they are there. Just think hip hop, and the names will begin rushing into your consciousness: Special Ed, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, M.O.P., DJ Premier, Mos Def, and of course, that army battalion-load of emcees known as the Boot Camp Clik.

Appearing under the name, Smif-N-Wessun, Tek and Steele's first-ever recorded experience dates back to fellow 'Bucktown' representatives and Boot Camp members, Black Moon's stellar LP, 1993's Enta Da Stage. Textured with the murky, dungeon-core production of Da Beatminerz, and crackling with the flavor of a reggae vocal long-forgotten, the collaboration would set the stage for the unique blend of sound clash street-speak which was to follow. And follow it did-- nearly 2 years later, when the fast-rising pair dropped their groundbreaking Dah Shinin' debut on Nervous Records. Acclaimed by both hip-hop and pop press alike, the record would feature an abundance of single-worthy cuts, including the now-classics, "Sound Bwoy Buriel", "Stand Strong", and "Bucktown." And the fans liked it too, copping enough copies during its opening week to ensure both a #1 slot on Billboard's Rap Album chart and #3 debut on its R&B measure-- impressive stats for a new artist release in any genre.

By the time Tek & Steele began recording their sophomore LP, Rude Awakening, Duck Down had a new recording home and distribution deal with Priority Records and was the talk of the underground scene. But just as things looked ready to take off, Tek & Steele were served a cease and desist order from gun manufacturer Smith And Wesson, which banned them from being able to record under their original recording moniker Smif N Wesson; hence, when Rude Awakening was finally released in 1998, Tek & Steele were forced to release the LP as Cocoa Brovaz---a road block which would have crippled most artists with lesser talent. Though Tek & Steele signed a deal with former Indy Powerhouse Rawkus Records in 2000, it was short lived, as Rawkus folded its doors shortly after Tek & Steele had finished recording their Rawkus debut. Yet, the duo remained busy, as they stayed active by contributing to Rawkus Soundbombing II (Get Up) and III (Spit Again) and appearing (Gun Talk) on Talib Kwelis 2002 release Quality.

Now back, and recording under their original moniker, Tek & Steeles Smif N Wess: Reloaded, is the final piece of Duck Downs re-emergence in 2005, as it brilliantly culminates Duck Downs Triple Threat (Sean Prices Monkey Barz & Buckshot & 9th Wonders Chemistry) summer. Ripe with Tek & Steeles smokey vocals, Reloaded brings the Boot Camp click full-circle and is aided by guest appearances from all of the Boot Camps core members, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Tony Touch and production from Da Beatminerz, Roc Raida, Coptic and young fast-rising producers Moss and the Justus Leagues Khrysis. The LPs lead-single, My Timbz Do Work? f/Heltah Skeltah will be impacting soon.

Tek and Steele, are more than just survivors of this diverse and musically prolific environment; they are survivors of an industry that values the fattening of pockets above all else. Despite an early career rooted in critical and commercial success, the duo's future would forever be altered by one key axiom: in the business of music, still don't nothing move but the money.

Tracklisting and credits for Tek & Steeles Smif N Wess: Reloaded:
1.) Reloaded (produced by Dru Kevorkian)
2.) The Truth (produced by Roc Raida)
3.) My Timbz Do Work f/Heltah Skeltah
4.) Gunn Rap (produced by Khrysis)
5.) Toolz Of The Trade (produced by Da Beatminerz)
6.) Sick Em Son (produced by Khrysis)
7.) War (produced by Ken Ring & Rune Rotter)
8.) Warriorz Heart (Gangbang) f/Dead Prez (produced by Coptic)
9.) Here I Stand (The Streets Been Good To Me) (produced by Coptic)
10.) City Of Godz (Ciudad De Dios) f/Buckshot (produced by Coptic)
11.) U Undastand Me f/Starang & Tony Touch (produced by Da Beatminerz)
12.) Get Back f/The Boot Camp Click (produced by Moss)
13.) A Hustlers Prayer (produced by Da Beatminerz)
14.) PNC Boyz (produced by Coptic)
15.) We Came Up (Crystal Stair) f/Talib Kweli (produced by Da Beatminerz)

# # #

To obtain a press copy of Tek & Steeles Smif N Wess: Reloaded for review or interview purposes, please contact:
Matt Conaway@ Movement Marketing
Business #: 410-903-7568
E-Mail: Matthewbrn@aol.com
Alt E-Mail: mattyc@tmo.blackberry.net
AOL IM: Matthewbrn


 
MemphisRap.com Launches Enhanced Homepage - New Homepage Allows Visitors One Click Access To The Latest Memphis Music and Entertainment Industry News

MemphisRap.com Homepage increases the value of published content which a majority is submitted by members, marketing companies, freelance journalists, artists, labels.

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) July 28, 2005 -- MemphisRap.com, Memphis' leading Music & Entertainment company, which has the largest database of Independent and local musicians in Memphis Tennessee, today announced the launch of it's new homepage. The new MemphisRap.com Homepage for people who are looking for immediate new news now has it readily available to them.

In the past, MemphisRap.com users had access to content, but it required much more navigation to find out what was new. Now the homepage has been enhanced to contain industry news, and users can find the information in less time.

"We are very proud to introduce our new Homepage which provides our users with access to original news and content. Over the next few months we plan to expand this to further accommodate our users' wide range of interests," said Charla Littlejohn, president, online media, MemphisRap.com. "Our goal is to make the website work for our users."

In addition to improving MemphisRap.com Homepage for users, MemphisRap.com Homepage increases the value of published content which a majority is submitted by members, marketing companies, freelance journalists, artists, labels and others within the Music and Entertainment Industry. By making their content more readily available to the MemphisRap.com audience of 700,000 unique users. This new enhancement provides a channel that can help many who utilize the MemphisRap.com website achieve goals.

About MemphisRap.com
Since 2001 MemphisRap.com's mission has been to bridge the gap between Memphis Rap Artists, their fans and to establish a reliable source of information online for the hip-hop/rap urban community. People who aren't knowledgeable/unfamiliar with Memphis Rap artists, labels and Entertainment companies need to be able to find quality information, services, and support.

For media or other inquiries contact:
M Town Luv, Editor and Director
MemphisRap.com
901-789-4645


 
Univision Radio Launches 'La Kalle' Format in Las Vegas and San Antonio

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 2005--Univision Radio, the largest Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the United States, today announced that it has launched "La Kalle," its youth-targeted format, in the Las Vegas and San Antonio markets. The new stations' format will primarily feature Reggaeton and a variety of Latin Pop, Rock and Hip Hop. In Las Vegas, KQMR 99.3FM becomes La Kalle and in San Antonio, KCOR 95.1 FM switches to the format.

With the addition of these two stations, Univision Radio has launched "La Kalle's" in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Fresno, Las Vegas and San Antonio.

"Our research has demonstrated that young Hispanics in Las Vegas and San Antonio were anxious for a Reggaeton formatted radio station and we have delivered," stated Gary Stone, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 27 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 33 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit www.univision.net.


 
The Search Begins for America's Next Idol -- With a Heavenly Twist

Rockers, Country Crooners, Hip-Hoppers, and Pop Divas to Compete for National Recording Contract in Gospel Music Channel's GOSPEL DREAM

* Aug. 12 - Sept. 30: Seven cities to host regional auditions

* Oct. 5 - Dec. 1: Nationally-televised Gospel Dream on Gospel Music Channel(TM)

ATLANTA, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- What's missing from the wildly popular American Idol(R) search for musical talent? Gospel.

But with 80 million listeners of America's 1400 gospel radio stations buying more than $1 billion albums each year, the gospel music industry now has its own nationwide talent search where spiritual star hopefuls can make their dreams come true.

Gospel Music Channel, America's first 24-hour music entertainment network devoted to the best of all forms of gospel and Christian music -- contemporary to traditional, country to hip-hop -- is looking for the next Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, or Clay Aiken of gospel music, via its new nationally-televised talent search Gospel Dream 2005.

Sponsored by Ford, Black Radiance, and Zondervan, Gospel Dream 2005 will air this October -- December on the Gospel Music Channel.

Twenty-one recording star hopefuls will be chosen from regional auditions in Atlanta (Aug. 12-13), Dallas (Aug. 19-20), New Orleans (Aug. 26-27), St. Louis (Sept. 9-10), Chicago (Sept. 16-17), Detroit (Sept. 23-24), and Memphis (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) to compete in the national finals in Atlanta, airing Nov. 30 (semi-finals) and Dec. 1 (finale).

Launched in October 2004, the Gospel Music Channel is the first 24-hour all-music entertainment network devoted to the best of gospel and Christian music. Led by cable network veterans Brad Siegel, former president of Turner Broadcasting, and Charley Humbard, Discovery Channel's former general manager of digital networks, Gospel Music Channel is currently available on cable systems in more than 130 cities nationwide. From the soulful sounds of Aretha Franklin to the country roots of Randy Travis, to the contemporary stylings of Kirk Franklin, Jars of Clay, and Amy Grant, the Gospel Music Channel celebrates a musical genre that crosses cultures and generations and delivers a fan base so large it deserves its own network.

Gospel Dream contest details and registration available at www.GospelMusicChannel.com.


 
Lionel Richie, Jill Scott and New Edition Join Star-Studded Entertainment Lineup For Tom Joyner Family Reunion at Walt Disney World Resort Sept. 1-4

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With the addition of pop icon Lionel Richie, urban soul songstress Jill Scott and R&B super-group New Edition, The Tom Joyner Family Reunion at Walt Disney World Resort has put together a dream lineup of hip-hop, R&B, pop and Gospel music entertainment for Labor Day weekend.

Joining Richie, Scott and New Edition on the marquee for the Sept. 1-4 event at Disney's Central Florida vacation kingdom will be Grammy Award- winning performer Ashanti, the legendary Shirley Caesar and the musical cast of Scream Tour IV Festival. Hip-hop phenom Omarion and five more Scream Tour heartthrobs -- Marques Houston, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, Bobby Valentino and B5 -- will all be there.

But there's more: The weekend's entertainment lineup also features Hammer, Morris Day and The Time, Dr. Bobby Jones, Smokie Norful, Lil iRocc and C.O.C.O. Brown. Performances are scheduled throughout the weekend, including the "Kodak Presents The Tom Joyner Family Reunion at Disney-MGM Studios Party."

Tom Joyner, host of the nation's No. 1 syndicated morning radio show, invites families from across the country to join him and his radio "family" for an unforgettable weekend filled with Disney theme park magic, exclusive live concerts, comedy shows, seminars, the Family Reunion Health Fair, the Southwest Airlines Sky Show and more.

"A trip to Walt Disney World Resort is always an unforgettable event," said Xiomara Wiley, director of multicultural marketing for Walt Disney World Resort. "When you add the wonderful variety of entertainment and activity of The Tom Joyner Family Reunion with the exciting rides and shows in each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks, it's a family experience that's sure to create memories to last a lifetime."

In addition to being entertained exclusively by these great musical artists and comedians and more to come, guests to The Tom Joyner Family Reunion event also take part in lively seminars and family-friendly workshops with Tom and the Crew.

Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to host a family reunion, with something for guests of all ages to enjoy...from thrilling new attractions such as "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" at Disney-MGM Studios...to Soarin' at Epcot, an attraction where the dream of free flight becomes a breathtaking reality...plus spectacular fireworks, fantastic dining options and even spa treatments -- all of which make for a memorable experience. The Tom Joyner Family Reunion weekend adds music, celebrity guests, educational workshops and Tom's own special energy to the mix. Tom Joyner will hold private parties at the theme parks and the host hotel (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort), a silent auction, a Sunday morning gospel worship extravaganza, family fitness workout sessions with Donna Richardson, an art exhibit, Kids Night Out and more.

For more information about the events and to book specially priced packages, log onto http://www.blackamericaweb.com/ or call 1-888/TJ-FAMILY (888/853-2645) 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. ET Monday-Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday. A family of four can purchase a package including hotel stay, theme park tickets, admission to exclusive parties and other special events, plus entrance to all of the seminars and workshops, for as little as $160 per person, per day. (This offer is based on a package for four people with a 4-day, 3-night stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.) Guests who purchase a package can also take advantage of an innovative service called Disney's Magical Express, which offers complimentary airport shuttle and luggage delivery and -- on participating airlines -- check-in at their hotel for domestic return flights.

The "Tom Joyner Morning Show" is owned by REACH Media Inc., a Dallas-based media company founded by Joyner in 2003. Helping Joyner keep America entertained and informed each morning is the Tom Joyner morning crew: Sybil Wilkes, Myra J., J. Anthony Brown and Ms. Dupree. Regular segments on the show include "Thursday Morning Mom," "Real Fathers Real Men" and "Tips for the Single Mom."

Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is a world-class entertainment and recreation center featuring the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom theme parks, two water adventure parks, 32 resort hotels (22 owned and operated by Walt Disney World); 99 holes of golf on six courses; full-service spas; Disney's Wedding Pavilion; Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex.

For more information about Walt Disney World Resort, guests may call 407/W-DISNEY or logon to http://disneyworld.com/ .

Website: http://disneyworld.com
http://www.blackamericaweb.com

Source: Walt Disney World Resort

CONTACT: Annette Gibbs or Heather Keroes, both of Walt Disney World
Media Relations, +1-407-566-6397; or Neil Foote, REACH Media, Inc.,
+1-972-789-1058, for Walt Disney World Resort

EDITORS' ADVISORY: For more information about Walt Disney World Resort, access the Walt Disney World Media Relations media only Web site at http://www.wdwnews.com; user name: disney; password: magic.


 
Black Press Hip Hop Journalism Summit Added To Black Press All-Star Awards

Event to be held in Chicago, IL September 16-17, 2005

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - Hundreds of minority media journalism students will get an insider's look at journalism at the newly added Hip Hop Journalism Summit at the Best of the Black Press: Black Press All-Stars Awards Luncheon and On-Site Media Clinic Workshops. The event is scheduled for on September 16-17, 2005 in Chicago, IL and will focus on the future of the minority media.

"Our readers are largely 18-54 with over 60% in the 18-34 market so it's a natural fit to add our first ever Hip Hop Journalism Summit to our list of workshops. Adding a Hip Hop publications have one of the most loyal audiences of all Black publications and address important topics in the American landscape," said DC Livers, managing editor for the Historical Black Press Foundation. "We feel that high and college journalists of color are the future of Black Press. We hope is to excite younger journalists into making a solid career in the media.

The event, which is presented by the Historical Black Press Foundation and carries the official theme of "Protecting the Future of Minority Media," will address important issues facing the Black Press and other ethnic media including newsroom technology, improving the overall quality of minority publications and helping ethnic publishers to attract and retain a competitive workforce. In addition, a report entitled The State of the Black Press will be made available at the first annual Black Press All-Stars V.I.P. awards gala, which will honor the minority media professionals who were named to the Black Press Yearbook: Who's Who in Black Media directory.

Additionally, the highly anticipated NUESTRO: Who's Who in Hispanic Media directory will also be previewed at the event. SPONSORS: Current confirmed event and product sponsors include AfroScreen.com, Diversity City Media, Eastman Kodak, Microsoft, N'Digo Newsmagazine, Society of News Design, and SAVOY magazine and AfroScreen.com, among others.

Black Press College Conference Internships Available: Event Broadcast, Editorial, Online and Digital, Registration, Media Relations, Photography, Talent Internships are available. To apply, send a resume, three work samples or URLs via Email: dlivers@blackpress.org

Seminars and workshops may include:

* Authors and Publishers Pavilion
* Can Ethnic Web sites be Profitable?
* How to get published in 400 ethnic news outlets
* Peas in a Pod: Hands-on Pod casting Workshop
* Self Publishing Workshop
* Townhall: What Color is the Black Press: The Ethnic Media Ownership Debate


ADVERTISEMENTS for the official program are being sold and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward the establishment of the Black Press Scholarship Fund, which will seek minority journalism students to increase newsroom diversity. The advertising deadline is July 31, 2005.

To receive additional information about SPONSORSHIPS, EXHIBITOR, ADVERTISER opportunities, please contact Lenore D. Bruce at 847-331-1452 or lbruce@blackpress.org or fax your Request for Information letter to us at 440-756-2239. Media may inquire at 646-322-3047 or dlivers@blackpress.org for more information. The deadline is July 31, 2005.


WHAT: Black Press All-Stars Awards Luncheon and On-Site Media Clinic and Workshops

WHY: The purpose of the event is to increase media diversity in America's newsrooms and to provide minority media professionals and ethnic publishers'; important training on operating a news organization in the Digital Age.

WHEN: September 16-17, 2005

WHERE: Chicago, IL

WHO: Historical Black Press Foundation
4401A Connecticut Ave NW #120
Washington, DC 20008 U.S.A.
allstars@blackpress.org

For sponsorship and advertising, contact:
Lenore D. Bruce, 847-331-1452, lbruce@blackpress.org

For media inquiries, contact:
DC Livers, 646-322-3047, dlivers@blackpress.org
www.blackpress.org/allstars


 
Screenwriter Michael Elliot Goes Behind the Scenes of Hip-Hop; Music, Film, Television and Fashion Insiders Reveal Secrets of Success

DreamSpring Entertainment Launches How-To DVD Line With Hip-Hop Series, Featuring Producers Rockwilder and Just Blaze, Managers Mona Scott and Blue Williams, Directors Benny Boom and Jesse Terrero, Many More

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamSpring Entertainment Inc. launches its new DVD line July 26, 2005. The first of its kind, the series is a dynamic selection of "how-to" titles in which highly accomplished professionals and leaders in the fields of music, television, film, radio and fashion reveal their secrets, strategies and tactics for breaking into -- and staying in -- their respective industries. DreamSpring debuts its instructional line with the eight-disc Hip-Hop Series (product details below). The company will offer more than 40 titles by year's end.

DreamSpring's how-to series is the brainchild of acclaimed screenwriter Michael Elliot, whose credits include the feature films "Brown Sugar" and "Like Mike." Elliot also made a splash as screenwriter and executive producer of "MTV's Hip-Hopera: Carmen" (2001), which starred Beyonce Knowles, Mekhi Phifer and Mos Def.

"What prevents most people from making their dreams come true is not a lack of desire, passion or commitment," Elliot says, "it's simply not knowing how to make their dreams come true, not knowing where to begin or how to break in. DreamSpring is going to change that."

Beginning July 26, DreamSpring's Hip-Hop Series, comprised of the DVDs listed below, will be available for purchase online at the company's website, www.DreamSpringEntertainment.com.

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Getting a Record Deal," featuring insider
perspectives from Jeff Sledge (Senior Director/A&R, Jive Records),
Riggs Morales (Senior Director/A&R, Shady Records), D-Prosper (A&R
Director, G-Unit Records) and more.

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Being a Successful Music Producer," with
mega-producers Rockwilder, Ron Browz, Needlz and Just Blaze.

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Being a Successful Manager," with Blue
Williams (manager of Outkast), Mona Scott (Co-President of Violator
Management, which oversees the careers of Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes,
50 Cent and more) and Zach Katz (manager of rap producers Hi-Tek,
Denaun Porter and J.R. Rotem).

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Being a Working DJ," with three of the
industry's top earners, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Scratch and DJ Kid Capri.

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Being a Successful Music Video Director,"
featuring six of hip-hop's hottest music video helmers, Benny Boom,
Fat Cats, Erik White, Jeff Byrd and Jesse Terrero.

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Careers in the Urban Music Industry," with
Biff Warren (VP/Publicity, Sony Urban), Azim Rashid (VP/Special Ops,
Warner Music Group), Carolyn Williams (VP/Urban Marketing, J Records),
and KP Prather (Exec VP/A&R, Sony Urban).

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Careers in the Urban Fashion Industry,"
featuring Dao-Yi Chow (Creative Director, Sean John), Kim Snow
(Director of Product Placement, Ecko), George Labossiere (Product
Marketing Manager, RBK Reebok), and Tony Shellman (Co-Founder, Enyce).

* "DreamSpring Secrets to Being a Successful Screenwriter," with Michael
Elliot himself, along with screenwriters Alonzo Brown ("Honey") and
Takashi Bufford ("Set It Off").

DreamSpring's DVDs are $79.95 each, and can be purchased online exclusively at www.DreamSpringEntertainment.com. Average DVD running time is 120 minutes. A portion of the proceeds will go to Akidemics, a nonprofit organization created and developed by Allison Moore of Amen Corner Group. Akidemics provides educational programs designed to enhance the social and economic skills of inner city children. The program creates a forum for young people to discuss social issues, generate ideas & create solutions for problems in their community.

Source: DreamSpring Entertainment Inc.

CONTACT: Reid Johnson of Inifinite Scope Entertainment PR,
+1-323-848-2109, reid@infinitescopepr.com, for DreamSpring Entertainment Inc.

Web site: http://www.dreamspringentertainment.com/


 
YOUNG REBELS featuring hip hop cubano, opens August 3!

YOUNG REBELS / JOVENES REBELDES
revolution in rhyme
A film by Ann Boden & Ryan Fleck

One Week Exclusive Engagement!
Wednesday, August 3 Tuesday, August 9
Two Boots Pioneer Theater

YOUNG REBELS / JOVENES REBELDES
A film by Ann Boden & Ryan Fleck
(US, 2005, 70 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
When hip-hop takes to Havana, Cuban artists spirited beats and rhymes are
just as much a product of the troubled economy as of their insatiable
revolutionary spirit. The film intimately engages five hip-hop groups and
two producers as they negotiate the Havana summer. With Havanas 9th Annual
National Hip-Hop Festival approaching, invited performers prepare, battling
economic hardship, unsympathetic mothers, and the threat of government
censorship. Everyone must decide where they stand, from established groups
seeking institutional support to fledgling cooperatives establishing
alternative circuits, with allegiances ranging from commercial to feminist
vegan. With unheard of access to some of Cubas best musicians, this
documentary witnesses the future of Cuban hip-hop in the making. Official
selection New Directors/New Films 2005. A gowanus projection
(www.gowanus.net) release.

"Fascinating" - indieWIRE

"As young Cuban musicians with few hopes of commercial success embrace rap
music, they look at American hip-hop with a mixture of pride (in the purity
of their own political and social messages) and envy (at the wealth and fame
achieved by American rappers). This informative doc introduces us to a
number of these earnest young pop messengers, who barely have the resources
to make a CD... but have the wherewithal to organize a rap festival. - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

One Week Exclusive Engagement!
Wednesday, August 3 - Friday August 5 at 9pm
Saturday August 6 at 8pm
Sunday, August 7 - Tuesday, August 9 at 9pm

Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)
(212) 591-0434 / www.twoboots.com/pioneer
Buy your tickets online! http://pioneertheater.tix.com

For more information visit:
http://www.cinematropical.com/2005schedules/08youngrebels.html
VALERIA MOGILEVICH
CINEMA TROPICAL
611 Boradway, Suite 836
New York,  NY 10012


 
Jesse Jackson Brings Holy Hip-Hop to Keep the Vote Alive! March & Rally

July 27, 2005
Award-winning Holy Hip-Hop Artist Nova 4 Jehovah has been added to the entertainment line-up planned for Reverend Jesse Jacksons Keep the Vote Alive! march and rally to be held on August 6 in Atlanta, GA. In an effort to pass the torch to the youth and young adults The Rainbow PUSH Coalition has brought Nova 4 Jehovah on board to appear with musical legends Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack and gospel greats such as Dr. Bobby Jones to represent the Hip-Hop Generation. The day-long Keep the Vote Alive! march and rally will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and will mark the beginning of Reverend Jesse Jacksons 2-year campaign to raise awareness and mobilize the nation around the need for legislation to extend key civil rights provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that are set to expire in 2007. In addition to the invited artists, local, state and national political, civil rights, human rights and labor leaders (including Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, and Dr. Joseph Lowery along many others) will address the crowd that will come out to support the parade and rally. The days events are expected to attract several thousand people from metro Atlanta and across the nation. The Keep the Vote Alive! march will begin at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, 75 Spring Street, in downtown Atlanta. The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. and proceed down Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to Herndon Stadium on the historic Morris Brown College campus where the all-day rally will kick-off at 11:00 a.m.

It is truly an honor and a blessing, Nova 4 Jehovah said, to be included among the great men and women who have blazed trails and changed history that will be a part of the Keep the Vote Alive! march and rally. My being chosen to represent the hip-hop generation is a testament to the faithfulness of the God we serve. Nova 4 Jehovah, a 21-year old Atlanta native, was the 2004 Atlanta Gospel Choice Award Winner for Best Holy Hip-Hop Artist. Nova was also selected as 2005 Best New Holy Hip-Hop Artist at the Urban Gospel Music Industry Awards held on June 29 in Los Angeles, CA in conjunction with the Edwin Hawkins/Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference. Novas music ministry, which focuses on the redemption of the youth, is gaining national and international recognition. Black Entertainment Network (B.E.T.) recently featured Nova on the popular Bobby Jones Gospel Show. He is a member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA, where Bishop Eddie L. Long is Senior Pastor. Nova, with his dynamic stage presence and powerful message, is certain to represent the hip-hop generation in excellence at the Rainbow PUSH Keep the Vote Alive! rally while keeping it Crunk for Christ!

Visit www.Nova4Jehovah.com for more information on Nova 4 Jehovahs Holy Hip-Hop ministry. For more information regarding how you can get involved in the Keep the Vote Alive! march and rally, and for the full list of participants see www.rainbowpush.org.

G.I. Entertainment R. Neal
P.O. Box 4832, Atlanta, GA 30302
Tel: (404) 294-0405
Web: http://www.Nova4Jehovah.com
E-mail: N4J@Nova4Jehovah.com


 
CHADLOVE (aka The PIMPTRONAUNT): One of the Most Talented, Up and Coming Italian-Jewish Rappers Around

(PRWEB) July 27, 2005 -- Born Chad Love Lieberman in Oceanside, New York, CHADLOVE is best known for his featured themed track Ziggatee-Jue Remember Ghetto-Caust Keep Swinging Drac-U-Love on his up and coming 2006 album.

Stacey Pollack interviewed CHADLOVE about his music and career to date and why he believes that there are not any other Italian-Jewish rappers in the market like him.

Tell us about when and where you first got into Rap.

I used to flow to the T.V. when Yo MTV raps was on and the T.V. would get static real fast on me, so I realized it must be something Im saying or Im just crazy, probably the second one, and then I couldnt really sing, Im not an American Idol, but I could be the next American Rapper since I have a good way of formulating my words together. I grew up at an upper-class high school, we played woman, drove fancy cars and rap music was the main thing Long Island kids do, so I just became involved with that. I was really into all types of music and rap wasnt always my favorite thing.

What is your feeling about other Italian-Jewish rappers who seem to rap for a gimmick?

There are not any other Italian-Jewish rappers. People tell me that all the time. To me, rap is the most real form of expression and form of art when it comes to music, so if youre not expressing yourself and your history through your success with music then youre really not representing who you are. To me you cant be an Italian-Jew aka Pizza Bagel rapper unless youre speaking on topics that you and your people have gone through. I know a lot of so-called rappers that dont even mention their history in their rap. To me theyre not reality rappers.

The difference between you and what some other rappers do is that youre much more real about it.

Yeah, because its a real thing. Reality is real, the world is real, and you cant just mock topics unless you have experienced them. Ive made songs that make grown men cry; Ive made Cantors cry with Ghetto-Caust. Ive also made 911 survivors cry with Remember and I have made people laugh with Ziggatee-Doo. I just do whats real and whats real to me, and what I feel the world needs to know, and what humanity in general needs to know as a whole. I am not an optimistic or pessimistic person, Im a real live emotional human being who says whats on his mind.

What sort of support have you had from your family with the music?

Funny you should say that! When I started they were not very supportive, they thought oh everyones trying to be a rapper, youll never make it, this and that, and then they saw these record companies offering me a few hundred thousand dollars trying to sign me, and my dad sat back and said, Wow Chad, you must be a commodity, youre a real act, and then they started getting back on my team, and weve been making moves together ever since. The record industry isnt something to play with either, its based on people who dont know anything or have anything, and then the deals they give out really arent deals. I know artists who have gold and platinum records who dont have any money. I could not sign to one of those major labels, I had to do it independently because they want to own everything. I make songs like Remember and Ghetto-Caust for my people and me and then they want to own it, its not fair.

Which of your peers would you like to collaborate with?

Actually, Im in a class of my own right now. I am not collaborating with any rappers at this time; I didnt get the name LOVE for just any reason. If you think you have talent, please send me a demo or an email and lets see if we can sit down and have dinner together. My eyes and ears are always open to new talent. Thats how I got my start and the tradition should be past on from generation to generation regardless of your skin color. Although, I would love to have the opportunity to record one day with the famous Slim Shady.

Do you have plans to pursue your music career over seas?

I plan to travel the world sharing my music with any audience that is interested in what Im doing. Im an equal opportunity employer and I dont judge on color or race. I do judge you on what you do as an individual in this short life span we all have. I dont care if youre a garbage man or a CEO of a big company. If your attitude is whacked dont share that negative energy with me. I dont have time for the drama.

Finally, tell us about Ghetto-Caust

Growing up in the USA when I was going to high school, everybody knew about the Holocaust, but you didnt really have to have a Jewish education. When I was searching for my identity, searching for my roots in my young-twenties, I reached out to my grandma who was 83, and just passed away a few years ago. She explained to me who survived the Holocaust and who didnt. My great uncle was shot and killed and his family was taken to the camps, and I just did as much research as possible to learn more about what exactly was going on. If you look at history this only happened about 60 years ago and weve been tracking history for thousands of years. It amazed me that mankind would let something like this happen. I did the research and I sat and cried several times when I wrote it. It took me many times to make it right. I wrote it for my people and me. People tell me its a fantastic song all the time and I say listen; its only the truth and never forget where the Ghetto originated. The Jewish people were the first Ghetto. You dont believe me, just Google it and see what pops up.

For more information please visit http://www.chadlove.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
Scott Holland
EVOL RECORDS
917-608-4065


 
Word On The Street Announces New Artist Spotlight

My vision for Word On The Street is to be a free source of entertainment for the people. My primary focus is to keep the memory of those that have paved the way alive, those we call the "Old School" artist but the truth of the matter is that we can't ignore the new artists that are creating trends and paving a new way so I invite you managers, producers and label owners and artists to feature your artists or yourselves on Word On The Street in the "New Artist Spotlight" area.

You are able to post a picture of your choice along with a brief description of what you/they do and links to music samples and/or their/your website. At this time I am unable to host your sound bytes so if you want people to actually hear the music, you'll have to host that yourself and post a link.

This is not limited by genre and is available to all. You may post your information at http://p198.ezboard.com/fwordonthestreet35710frm22

If you or your artist uses adult subject matter or cursing in your music, this will need to be indicated with the parental advisory, explicit content logo.

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There is no charge for this service as it's all for the love of music and my wanting to support artists with reaching their musical goals. I would like to ask that you help to spread the word about Word On The Street.

If you have any questions or need help with posting photos or formatting, feel free to email me at info@thewots.info with the words New Artist Spotlight as the subject matter.

Peace, Blessings and Continued Success in All of Your Personal & Professional Endeavors.

Sheila Chadwick
Owner / Editor-in-Chief

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About Word On The Street

Word On The Street is an urban monthly online magazine that covers all of the latest celebrity news, updates and interviews as well as sports, movie and music coverage and book reviews. Primary readership is male and females between the ages of 21 and 50 who love music, reading, sports and entertainment news. We average a minimum of 550 hits a day.

Sheila Chadwick the Owner /Editor in Chief, is a freelance journalist who writes on Urban Affairs and has contributed to various publications in print as well as online. Some credits include Crystal Magazine, Mahogany Magazine and liner notes for the Midnight Soul compilation released on the Right Stuff Records label in January 2004.
 
Sheila is a native of San Francisco, California currently residing in the Midwest.


7/27/2005

 
Chapter 13 Releases "Nevermore's Asylum" On Neblina Records

(Charlotte, NC, July 26, 2005) --- Rashid Hadee and Young Valentine of Chapter 13 have been waiting the sidelines patiently, dropping a 12" in 2004 and starring on all of Neblina's releases to date... but this August, they finally get a chance to shine on their own. After months of production & experimentation, Neblina is at last ready to reveal the group's long-awaited effort, "Nevermore's Asylum".

"Following in the footsteps of double threat pioneers such as The RZA, Diamond D and Havoc of Mobb Deep, Rashid Hadee and Young Valentine create beautiful music with aggressive rhymes that are thoughtful and refreshing," says Neblina co-founder Leo Jeffers.

Nevermore's Asylum features all-classic Chapter 13 production with the exception of one track by the enigmatic SP-1200 producer Gensu Dean and "Corner 2 Corner", produced by New Jersey's Analogic. "Songs like "All Day" and "Makin' It Right" showcase our classic production style," states Rashid, "but "Burnin'", "How We Sposed To Grow" and "Vacation" bring a totally new sound to the table. We like to be different… we take risks and basically do what we want to do."

From tagging grafitti on walls to waking up to the ice-cold "hawk" of the Windy City in his Hyundai Elantra, Rashid passionately recounts tales of life in Chicago while overcoming personal demons and obstacles. The talented producer has laced tracks for MCs such as Common Sense and Special Ed and has even shared production credits with fellow Chi-town native Kanye West on Abstract Mindstate's "Still Paying" album. His production credits include the gems "Watchin' My Moves", "Demonz" and "Do the Math" by Skinny Kenny.

Cocky, confident, and proud Gemini, Young Valentine was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, where he met Rashid at a local high school. Valentine brings a very unique sound to Chapter 13; his production style is a mix of East Coast underground with a noted dirty-south influence. "My music is straight from the heart," proclaims Valentine, "I'm from the south but grew up listening to all kinds of hip-hop, and those influences are clear in my music." Valentine is best known for his production on the 12" vinyl classic, "The Rebirth".

Young V and Rashid work together with a yin and yang duality to create dynamic depictions of pavement pain mixed with well-mastered lyrical prowess. "Nevermore's Asylum" is a culmination of real mc skills and breathtaking production that breaks the current hip-hop mold, taking the listener deep inside the complex world of Chapter 13.

Available August 16, 2005 at www.neblinarecords.com

Promos available upon request for press use only.


 
BABYGRANDE RECORDS FORMS JOINT VENTURE WITH DREDDY KRUGER & THINK DIFFERENTLY MUSIC GROUP

Babygrande Records is pleased to announce it has formed a joint
venture with Dreddy Krugers Think Differently Music Group.

Three projects are planned for immediate release. The first which will
be in stores October 18, Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the
Indie Culture is an unprecedented pairing of Wu-Tang artists,
producers and affiliates with some of independent hip-hops east and
west coast elite. RZA, MF Doom, GZA, Rass Kass, Aesop Rock, Masta
Killa, Del the Funky Homosapien, Sean Price, J Live, Tragedy Khadafi,
C Rayz Walz, RA the Rugged Man, Littles, Cannibal Ox, Sunz of Man,
Royal Fam and many more artists, producers and even award winning
filmmaker Jim Jarmusch have come together for what will be a historic
moment in hip-hop.

The first single, Biochemical Equation featuring The RZA and MF Doom
will premiere on ITUNES next month.

The next two projects will be (i) a solo album from Wu-Tang affiliate
producer Bronze Nazareth who recently produced tracks for RZA, GZA,
Masta Killa, Immortal Technique and Black Market Militia and (ii) a
solo album from long time Wu-Tang affiliate LA the Darkman/Embassy
Entertainment.

I learned how to make albumsthe whole process of putting a record
together directly from The RZA and Schott Free (Loud Records). It
feels good to finally have my own situation to bring my conceptual
thinking to hip-hop and I look forward to working with Babygrande to
make it happen, says Kruger.

Think Differently Musics CEO and Founder Dreddy Kruger began his
career as an artist signed to RZAs label Wu-Tang Records. Recently
he A&Rd the debut albums for Masta Killa and Black Market Militia
which led to the formation of Think Differently Music Group and the
A&Ring of its first release, Think Differently: Wu-Tang Meets the
Indie Culture.

Babygrande Records, is an independent record label based in New York
City whose artists currently include Dipsets Purple City, Immortal
Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Jean Grae, Lord Jamar, Canibus, 7L &
Esoteric, Supernatural and Outerspace.

For more information and/or press inquiries contact Jill Shehebar at
Babygrande Records. 212-633-8835 or jill@babygrande.com


 
Real Talk Entertainment Announces Their Upcoming Projects

Real Talk Entertainment is pleased to announce a list of their upcoming projects from some of the best artists in hip-hop and rap today. From Brotha Lynch Hung, Spice 1, Outlawz, Mc Eiht and Mac Dre check out this huge update

Real Talk Entertainment Press Release -- (ArriveNet - Jul 26, 2005) --Real Talk Entertainment is pleased to announce a list of their upcoming projects from some of the best artists in hip-hop and rap today.

Coming soon from Real Talk are many albums that you will for sure not want to miss out on.

Legendary hip-hop and rap MCs Spice 1 & Mc Eiht have just recorded another album to come on Real Talk Entertainment. The first album The Pioneers turned out to be such a success (Charted on Billboards Top100 Albums for over 8 weeks) that Real Talk Entertainment decided to pair the two most respected industry rap veterans up once again.

With Production by Big Hollis (Snoop Dogg, E-40, C-Bo, Bad Azz and many others) Tron Treez (Tony,Toni,Tone and Messy Marv) and others. The outcome was Keep It Gangsta. The new album has the same quality as The Pioneers, but this time around Spice 1 & Mc Eiht wanted to give the fans more of what they want, an album for the streets.


One of the many highlights of Keep It Gangsta is 187 Hemp (a song about the different Weed Strains) a 2005 Remix of Spice 1s First Platinum Hit 187 Proof (a song about liquors).

Spice 1 & Mc Eiht - "Keep It Gangsta" Track list

1) Spit At Em

2) No One Else

3) Raw Wit It

4) The Bossilini

5) 187 Hemp

6) Im Original

7) No Chit Chat

8) Let It Go

9) They Just Dont Know

10) The Warning

11) Revenge

12) Ohh Sh#t

13) Less Than Nothin

14) *Bonus Track
Produced By : Big Hollis , Tron Treez , Vince V., Kreep

And once again it's on with Tupacs Outlawz. The Outlawz are back with a vengeance. The New album has Just been recorded. The Legendary group brought to you by 2pac returns with their 5th album.

Real Talk Entertainment Presents Young Noble & Edi of The Outlawz "Against All Odds" featuring production by some of today's top beat makers including, Big Hollis (Snoop Dogg,E-40, C-Bo, Bad Azz and many others) and Tron Treez (Slim Thug, Tony,Toni,Tone and Messy Marv). Standout cuts such as Pimpin In My Blood, Same Thang and Leave the Past Behind will definitely please their core fans and gain them scores of new ones. 14 New Bangin cuts from start to finish! So join the new Outlawz movement or get left behind.

Track listing for The Outlawz - "Against All Odds"

1) Ride It Out

2) Outlaw Pride

3) Leave the Past Behind

4) Clutchin On A 45

5) Dont Change

6) Pimpin In My Blood

7) Make You Happy

8) Same Thang

9) Keep On Doin It

10) I Wanna Know

11) Aint No Love

12) All Family,No Friends

13) We Outlawz

14) *Bonus Track*

Produced By : Big Hollis , Tron Treez

Also Brotha Lynch Hung & Mc Eiht release "The New Season".

This album is a complete surprise to all, Real Talk Entertainment put

together Northern Californias own Brotha Lynch Hung and Southern

Californias own Mc Eiht to create what is sure to be considered an instant Classic "The New Season".

The buzz on the street and over radio is this will be the biggest selling independent group album of 2005. The Production alone should hint to the magnitude of this album, with a majority of the production being handled by the artist themselves Brotha Lynch Hung & Mc Eiht.

With Brotha Lynch Hung & Mc Eiht both having Platinum Production Credits under their Belts, Its no wonder why there is such a strong buzz about this album. One of the many highlights of "The New Season" is Agent Double 0 Duece 4 Blocc & CPT (Rest In #### 2005) Its an all new 2005 Remix of Rest In #### one of the most popular songs from Brotha Lynch Hungs First Gold selling album Season Of The Siccness. "The New Season" is Brotha Lynch Hung at his best, back to the Season Of The Siccness Style that made him Famous and as far as Mc Eiht is concerned the new Pairing has brought the Compton We Come Strapped Gangsta back out of him!!! You dont want to miss this Guaranteed Classic!!!!

Track list for Brotha Lynch Hung & Mc Eiht - "The New Season"

1) The New Season pt.1

2) Dreams

3) Thats All U Can Do

4) Agent Double 0 Duece 4 Blocc & CPT (Rest In #### 2005)

5) You Dont Know, Who I Know

6) Neighborhood Boyz

7) Its on Round Here

8) Homiez 4 Life

9) Split Ya Head

10) When You Hear The Shots

11) Ride So

12) Who Knows

13) War outside

14) California Bangers

15) The New Season pt.2

16) *Bonus Track*

Produced By : Brotha Lynch hung , Mc Eiht, Phonk Beta, Big Hollis , Tron

Treez, Vince V.

There is also a new album from Spice 1 - "Life After Jive" (Best Of)

23 Classic Tracks - from his last 10 Independent releases.

Now if that isnt enough how about a few DVDs to add to your library.

Real Talk Entertainment wkk present D-Shot "Bosses In The Booth" (DVD)

With Bosses In The Booth Vol.1, Real Talk Entertainment and Shot Films, Take you where youve never been before, Inside the Recording Studio and into the Recording Booth, with some of todays hottest recording Artist and Producers. Eight Long Years in the making, this film, in its entirety, contains all new, Never Before seen Footage of todays Gold, Platinum and Diamond Hitmakers at work. A must have for any Hip-Hop Fans Collection, and/or anyone Interested in what goes on Behind The Scenes. Bosses In The Booth Vol.1 is a Real Life look at what it takes to stand out in todays Entertainment Industry, and the types of relationships that are Built, Maintained and sometimes even Shattered through Ambition, Love of Music, Fame, Fortune and Tragedy!!!

FEATURING------------ 2 PAC / E-40 / THE OUTLAWS / SPICE 1 / YUKMOUTH / C-BO

/ CELLY CEL / GOODIE MOB / RICHIE RICH / ABOVE THE LAW / RICK ROCK / MIKE

MOSLEY / KILLA TAY / RBL POSSE / KOKANE / BIG LURCH AND MORE...

And if that isnt enough top this one - Mac Dre - "Ghetto Celebrities vol. 2" (DVD)

This DVD contains the last recorded Interview of Mac Dre (RIP) !! Before Mac Dres untimely death, He sat down with a camera crew for an Hour and a 1/2 long Interview, The outcome is this Documentary.

See Mac Dre like youve never seen him before!! Watch Dre as he opens up and tells you, How he honestly feels about Family, Friends, Enemies, Music, Money, Life and even his eerie thoughts on Death and getting Shot.

Dre will take you on a Tour with him to the Studio (Recording New Material), To the Mall (to go Shopping), To the Airport (to pick up Yukmouth), To Concerts (Featuring San Quinn and B.A of 3xkrazy) and much moreSo you can see what a day in the life of Mac Dre is like.

Through out this DVD, youll see the actual Penatentiary, School and

Neighborhood (CrestSide of Vallejo,Ca) that Mac Dre grew up in.

This Full Length Documentary also Includes Never Before seen Footage
of..Mac Dre with his Mom (Their First and Last Interview ever recorded together) Hear his Mom speak about the Good & Bad times she had raising Mac Dre.

Youve Heard His Music For YearsNow You Can Meetem.

Now there is your Real Talk Entertainment update.

Visit Real Talk Entertainments Official Website and get all the latest on these projects and more. Go to www.ghettodvd.com

Contact them by Email at - realtalkent@hotmail.com


7/26/2005

 
Tim Greene Films.com is looking for talented kids for G-Rated Hip Hop movie soundtrack.

Hollywood, Ca. Mega award wining Hip Hop film writer, producer and director Tim Greene is now looking for talented kids ages 6 to 23 who can sing or rap for an upcoming 16 song feature film soundtrack for Tims fourth feature film. Send your bio info and CD samples of your recording act as soon as possible to:

Soundtrack Casting
Tim Greene Films.com (east coast office)
Box 20554
Phila, Pa 19138

Absolutely no e-mails or phone calls. I get over 4 thousand e-mails a month, so if you send me an e-mail music file chances are it will not be seen for at least 3 weeks. Best to send by U.S. mail only.

For more info on Tim Greene see:

The Full Page Backstage Magazine interview @:
http://www.backstage.com/backstage/features/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000953813

Or log onto WWW.TIMGREENEFILMS.COM

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THE PR POSSIE
(213) 368-8100


 
LIBERTAD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005 UNITES LATINO HIP HOP ARTISTS WITH FANS DURING FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TOUR

Fat Joe, Pitbull and Others to Perform in Miami, Dallas and New York

Who: Fat Joe, Pitbull, N.O.R.E, Wisin Y Yendal, Zion Lennox, NB Rydaz, Hector El Bambino and Chingo Bling are scheduled to perform during The Libertad Music Festival, a unique concert series, showcasing the effusive sounds of Chicano/Mexican-Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Latin and South American Beats.

Platinum Latino recording artist Fat Joe co-founded Libertad Music Festival with Catalyst Entertainment in an effort to help emerging Latino artists further develop a fan base. Fat Joes presence will be felt throughout the tour by making special performances.

What: Libertad Music Festival, presented by Catalyst Entertainment, brings together young Hip Hop music lovers and trendsetters with up-and-coming Latino Hip Hop artists during this first-ever concert series. Libertad celebrates the power of emerging Latino musicians and spotlights their talent with special performances at some of the hottest venues in Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and New York this summer. Tickets on sale through www.ticketmaster.com and www.latinoticket.com

Where & When:

Miami:
Sunday, August 14th 2005 at Bay front Park
Dallas:
Sunday, August 21st 2005 at Artist Square Park
New York:
Sunday, September 3rd 2005 at Hammerstein Ballroom
Los Angeles date to be announced shortly

About Catalyst Entertainment:
Founded in 2003, Catalyst Entertainment (CE) is an entertainment marketing company that specializes in developing events and original entertainment properties that target multicultural and youth consumers. CE develops customized properties that not only speak to these desirable audiences, but also provide corporate America relevant, unique platforms for reaching this demographic.

Contact:
Sandra Zuluaga, RL Public Relations
212-206-8668
Sandra.zuluaga@rlpublicrelations.com


 
West Coast Rap Artist Lofty To Drop Debut Hip-Hop CD

West coast rap artist Lofty is set to release his debut album In The Beginning on August 23, 2005. Hailing from Vallejo, California, the talented rap artist Lofty has realized he is seasoned and dedicated enough to become an artist in his own right.

Miles High Productions Press Release -- (ArriveNet - Jul 26, 2005) --West coast rap artist Lofty is set to release his debut album In The Beginning on August 23, 2005. Hailing from Vallejo, California, the talented rap artist Lofty has realized he is seasoned and dedicated enough to become an artist in his own right.

Having an extraordinary group of friends since his high school days, rap artist Loftys inner circle is packed with hip-hop and rap artists who have made their mark in the industry. This impressive inner circle includes the likes of N2Deeps Jay Tee, whose Back To The Hotel album and single both went gold. Another gold hip-hop artist Baby Bash. who broke through in 2003 with the smash single Suga Suga, also came from the same inner circle.

Lofty grew up in a number of dramatically different California cities, but Vallejo, California was his old school stomping ground. I dont come from one particular place,

As Lofty became enamored with the music of such hip-hop icons as Eric B. & Rakim, Ice Cube, E-40, Too $hort, Public Enemy and Special Ed, Lofty reconnected during a move back to the Bay Area with elementary school friend Jay Tee, who was part of rap group N2Deep. Soon thereafter, N2Deeps Back To The Hotel single became a smash hit. Jay Tee took Lofty on tour with him, letting his childhood friend be his hype man. The Back To The Hotel album reached No. 1 on Billboards Heatseekers Chart and afforded Lofty the opportunity to travel and record extensively with N2Deep. Im touring with Jay Tee, seeing part of the lifestyle, meeting everybody, going to studios and Im thinking, I can do this,

Lofty says. Ive been around the roughest of the rough people, to people with tremendous bling. My life has been really mixed and thats how my music is. I want to be able to touch everybody I know that the best way to reach people is to bring them into my world., and that is exactly what he does on his debut album.

Lofty says. When you listen to the album, youre going to get a whole bunch of different stuff, Lofty says, especially with the first radio single The One For Me, which features Jay Tee.

In The Beginning shows that indeed Lofty is more than good enough to make a go on his own, the debut album is a proclamation that Lofty has finally taken his rightful place among his hip-hop peers.

On the revealing In The Beginning, for example, Lofty and his brother Neen retrace their evolution as occasional rappers to full-fledged rhymers over a thumping, keyboard driven beat from Versatile. I felt like I was good enough to rap with other people, but I basically never got around to it, Lofty recalls. I didnt have the stability back then to do that kind of thing. I had to work and do those other things that life calls for first. Fortunately for Lofty, the homies gave him a lot of support.

Lofty also says his wife is his strongest ally. He dedicates the touching song from his album Ride With Me, which features impassioned vocals from seasoned veterans Levitti (E-40, Messy Marv, B-Legit), to his wife. My wife inspires me and supports me, he says. I think about how close we are and how close I feel to her is how those lyrics come out. Im not trying to scream to all the girls out there in the game. Im trying to have other cats relate to what Im trying to say to their girlfriends or whoever theyre trying to talk to.

Lofty then addresses women in general on Count On Me, a smooth, guitar-driven track produced by K-Lou, an established Bay Area beat smith who has worked with such hip-hop and rap gold and platinum artists as Baby Bash, Master P, E-40, C-Murder and B-Legit.

Lofty obviously places a big emphasis on family. With the moving My Brothers Keeper, Lofty and his brother rap about how they always look out for one another. Growing up in various California cities, Lofty had to rely on brother and sister as they were shuffled around to different schools and neighborhoods from the Bay Area to San Diego.

Along with Lofty on his debut album are a few great features including Gemini, Celly Cel, Neen Boogie, and Levitte.

Loftys debut album In The Beginning will be released on August 23, 2005. This will be out nationally and distributed by Bayside and on Cat Man Records

Watch for it and experience for yourself this remarkable west coast talent.

Media Contact - Please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions at chip@mileshighproductions.com or 323-806-0400 to set up interviews or request a review copy.


 
Rap Artist Yuns to Release Hip-Hop Debut Album Aug. 23rd

Yuns has just been signed to 33rd Street Records, the California-based label (home to superstars such as En Vogue, Outlaws and Peter Frampton) that will release Storyteller on August 23rd.

Miles High Productions Press Release -- (ArriveNet - Jul 26, 2005) - Best known for the grunge bands that put the Pacific Northwest on MTV in the early '90s, the Emerald City is about to be receive another jolt of electricity - this time from a rap artist.

In the midst of a hip-hop era cluttered by Southern crunk hits and surrounded by the West Coast gangster rap sound, there has arisen something new.
Something Different

His name is Yuns, and his smoothly rhythmic delivery and articulate lyrics represent the new cutting edge in hip-hop. Refusing to follow any trends, Yuns slices his own path, telling personal stories and social observations in an honest yet positive manner.

Featuring real instrumentation and hook-laden songs with emotional depth, Storyteller is the debut album from a young man with a passion for rap and an even stronger love for life. The gloom and doom of the past has been ripped away; the curtains are torn open, letting the sunlit rays of optimism and good vibrations beam through. It's no surprise, then, that industry professionals have dubbed him "the Dave Matthews of hip-hop."

Yuns has just been signed to 33rd Street Records, the California-based label (home to superstars such as En Vogue, Outlaws and Peter Frampton) that will release Storyteller on August 23rd. It is the next logical step for Yuns, who has been receiving massive regional acclaim for his talents. In 2001, Yuns destroyed the competition at the Northwest Hip-Hop Talent Contest, wowing the crowd with his infectious energy; a year later, he topped the awards at the Urban Music Association's Northwest Music Conference. His songs have blasted through the airwaves of major commercial radio stations such as KUBE 93.3 in Seattle and 100.3 The Beat in Los Angeles, burning request lines with the intensity of a supernova. If that wasn't enough, Yuns also signed a digital download agreement with http://www.ingrooves.com , perhaps best known for their clients hip-hop and raps Mos Def and Nappy Roots, becoming the first Northwest indie artist to have his own ring tone. Don't miss Yuns' video for "Hands Up" as well as his commercials on BET and MTV.

Storyteller releases on August 23rd.

Visit Yuns web site at http://www.yunsmuzik.com

Media Contact
Please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions at chip@mileshighproductions.com or 323-806-0400 to set up interviews or request a review copy.


 
Lil Rob's "Twelve Eighteen"

Lil Rob's First Single, "Summer Nights" From His Upcoming Release Continues to Heat up the Airwaves Going Top 10 in the Nation on Billboard Monitor's Radio Chart Reaching Over 33 Million in Audience

NEW YORK, NY -- (Market Wire - Jul 26, 2005) - San Diego native Lil Rob is releasing "Twelve Eighteen" July 26th on Upstairs Records. "Summer Nights," the album's first single, is exploding at radio and has succeeded in making Upstairs Records the second only independent label in over a decade to enter Rhythmic Top 40's Top 10.

Splitting time between producers Fingaz (from Corona, California) and Moox (from Austin, Texas), Rob cut 26 tracks, then selected the12 best for "Twelve Eighteen." A few of the unique new beats brought the freak out in Lil Rob. "I've got some nasty songs on this album," he says grinning slyly, referring to "Playground" and "Bring Out The Freak in You" -- "some music for the strip clubs!" Another standout of the new songs is "Rough Neighborhood," a sequel to his earlier hit "Brought Up in a Small Neighborhood." For this one, Rob samples "Mannish Boy," the Muddy Waters classic as covered by The Newcomers. "I rapped over some blues," he says with pride! "Some rappers stay in one style. I rap over any music that I like, which usually makes for a different type of song. On 'Rough Neighborhood,' I talk about seeing the druggies on the way to school and my gang bang days... but with a message at the end. It's about doing stupid things as a kid, being older now and reminiscing."

Lil Rob was born and raised in the La Colonia, a section of Eden Gardens in the North County of San Diego. He dropped his first street single, "Mexican Gangster," in 1992 and has since released 5 albums independently, managing to sell over 400,000 units combined. Although he faced much adversity in the beginning of his career because he is Mexican he made a conscious decision to not let negativity break him but make him stronger. He has since written about some of those early experiences in songs and has put a positive spin on it by not letting them break his backbone or spirit. Rob states, "I'm proud to be Mexican -- a Chicano -- and of where I'm from. Some styles of my music may be new, but that doesn't change who I am."

Get ready to have Lil Rob's summer classic "Summer Nights" imbedded in your brain. It has just begun to invade your airwaves and if Rob has it his way he will make sure the album rides you into his world of easy-flowing rhymes about cruisin', lovin', partyin' and survivin'.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Flawless Media
Aimee Morris
718.875.1877
Email Contact


 
Inspired by Christ: The Mixtape, Volume 1 is Now Available

Inspired by Christ announces the release of its first mixtape project entitled "Inspired by Christ: The Mixtape Volume 1."

(PRWEB) July 26, 2005 -- Inspired by Christ is happy to announce the successful release of its first mixtape project entitled Inspired by Christ: The Mixtape Volume 1 This Labor or Love features some of todays hottest talents lending their voices to lift the name of Jesus and to spread the gospel. With a mix of Holy Hip Hop, Rhythm n Praise, and Contemporary Gospel, this project is sure to promote the Inspiration of Christ as the music ministers to your soul.

Contributing artist include Sean Slaughter, Sev Statik, Mista and Mrs. Taylor, k-Drama, Tasha LaRae and Platinum Souls. The projects 22 tracks are all pulled together and mixed by Atlantas own DJ E Double U of SupeRadio's syndicated program "Inspiration Jam." The mixtape is immediately available at www.cdbaby.com/inspiredchrist and http://www.ibc-designs.com/featured.asp with availability via other outlets coming shortly.

Fatima Hall, Publisher of IMAGE Magazine writes
The cipher continues as Inspired By Christ Designs (IBC) presents Inspired by Christ: The Mixtape, Volume 1. This eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Rhythm and Praise joints has something for all lovers of music thats good for the soul. From the hard-hitting rhymes of Mike Shelton on the track Clap Ya Hands to the soulful riffs of k-Drama on the track Love Life, this mixtape is hot like fire! The project also boasts the giftings of some of Holy Hip Hops forerunners like Platinum Souls, Mista and Mrs. Taylor, and Sean Slaughter just to name a few. Whether you like your Hip Hop smoothed out on the Rhythm & Praise tip or you like to keep it close to the streets, Inspired by Christ: The Mixtape, Volume 1 spits the truth and boldly represents the undiluted message of Jesus Christ.

This CD is definitely one for your collection, the perfect gift for your love ones, as well as an excellent witnessing tool. Order your copy today and catch the Inspiration.

About Inspired by Christ Designs
Inspired by Christ Designs is a lifestyle and apparel company formed to provide the world with an option in today's apparel marketplace as well as convey the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to propagate the Word of God via style and stimulated discussions brought about through our Christ inspired designs. Our mission is to satisfy the charter given to our Apostolic fathers by Christ himself, "ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8.

Check us out at http://www.ibc-designs.com/buzz3.htm and www.Amazon.com, keyword Inspired by Christ Go ahead, make a fashion statement; live the Inspired Lifestyle.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Steven Lane
INSPIRED BY CHRIST
http://www.ibc-designs.com/
404.597.1784


 
Young Jeezy New Album "Let's Get It"

Some of the Young Jeezy album played in Atlanta and receives great responses.

(PRWEB) July 26, 2005 -- Young Jeezy is going to blaze the charts with his album Lets Get It. I happened to be in Club 112 with Frank Ski when they were playing some Boyz N Da Hood songs and some of the hot new songs from Jeezys new debut album Lets Get It. You should have seen the crowd get crunk. They were going crazy!

With titles such as Talk to my, Do the Damn Thang, Lean back free-style, Get Em Jeezy, & Rain just to name a few the streets will be talking. I actually watched females Shake it Fast while the vocals from Young Jeezy flowed across hardcore drums and melodies. What a sight!

Many music heads know that in the South rappers T.I. and Ludacris run things on a commercial level but after several years of Mixtapes and hustlin Jeezy has made his presence known. Not only has Def Jam signed him but also he brings his street credibility with him. Both T.I. and Jeezy appear on a song called "Bang" which will represent the streets and give the commercial blocks a Hip Hop rush.

Known as a Dirty South mixtape phenomenon with guest appearances on monster mashes like Gucci Mane's "Icy" Young Jeezy is now a Southern power house. You are going to be blasted with 19 cutz from this new album.

Its one thing to see a rapper kill the streets with mixtapes like 50 cent did years ago and create success. However, its a totally different story when you make a transition from the streets to the mainstream and you are still accepted by both thugs representing the underground circuit and mainstream representing places such as MTV, BET or VH1.

Young Jeezy is here to stay and the Dirty South loves him!

Get the Biography of Young Jeezy now at http://www.hip-hop-music-classic.com/Young-Jeezy-the-Rapper.html

CONTACT INFORMATION
Calvin Hill
MARINATED MUSIQ
678-314-7646


 
BET, Black AIDS Institute, Kaiser Family Foundation and YWCA Announce Finalists of 2nd Annual Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Culminating an extensive national call for submissions, BET, the Black AIDS Institute (The Institute), the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the YWCA are proud to announce the finalists in the 2nd Annual Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition (RIU/BASS). Ten finalists are now eligible for the next level of competition from which the winning entry will be selected.

The RIU/BASS film competition seeks to highlight the issue of HIV prevention, testing, treatment and the effect of HIV/AIDS on individuals and families in the African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and/or Afro-Latin communities in the United States. In particular, the competition helps to raise awareness about the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities; encourages the public to know their status; and seeks to inspire people to take action to stop the spread of the disease. Screenwriters were encouraged to use their creativity to evoke a 'fresh' and culturally unique angle on these issues in a way that will resonate with African Americans.

Numerous entries were received and reviewed by a select group of judges from across the country. The finalists are: Drew Anderson, Justin Follin, Charneice Fox and Michelle Sewell (Washington, DC), Multitude of Mercies; Michelle Lynne Coons (California), Let's Talk; Marquita Edwards (Illinois), Chances; Marcus F. Eubanks & Brandon Joseph (Arkansas), Conscious Cafe; Andrea Greer & Simone Murray (New York), Once; Charmain Johnson (Florida), Victims; Joie Lee (New York), Positive; Gregory Roberts (Illinois), The Edge Of The Looking Glass; Yasin Shabazz (Georgia), The Release Of Jackie Davis; and Lanette Ware-Bushfield (New York), Gisele and Me.

"Given recent data released by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it is clear that AIDS has reached a level that we can no longer ignore," commented Phill Wilson, Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute. "The RIU/BASS film competition is another attempt to sound the alarm and mobilize the troops in an effort to finally put an end to this tragedy."

"BET is extremely proud of both the success and impact the RIU/BASS film competition has had in depicting the extent of HIV/AIDS within the African- American community," said Kelli Lawson, BET's Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing. "We look forward to continuing to promote HIV/AIDS awareness while also extending the unique opportunity for talented filmmakers to showcase their amazing work."

"The impressive mix of powerful stories illustrates the magnitude and depth of the impact HIV/AIDS is having on African Americans throughout the U.S.," said Tina Hoff, Vice President and Director of Entertainment Media Partnerships at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

"HIV/AIDS clearly creates yet another hurdle for African-American women in their struggle to improve the socioeconomic outlook for themselves and their families," said Debra Roth, Director of Communication and Marketing for the YWCA USA. "As the YWCA USA works to eliminate racism and empower women, we are very conscious of any influence that stands between these women and their full potential. We hope that our sponsorship of this film contest raises awareness, detection and treatment of this disease."

The winner will be announced on August 8, 2005, and the winning film will televise on the BET network around World AIDS Day (December 1, 2005). This year's RIU/BASS film competition follows a successful first year of notable awards and accolades for its two winning films, "Walking on Sunshine" and "Tangy's Song!", including the 2005 Cable Positive Award for Outstanding Film/Movie and a 2005 NAACP Image Award nomination for "Walking on Sunshine"; and a Bronze Telly Award for "Tangy's Song!".

HIV/AIDS continues to devastate Black communities across the globe. It is a leading cause of death for African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44 and is the top cause of death for African-American women between the ages of 25 - 34. Although African Americans represent only 13% of the U.S. population, they accounted for approximately half (49%) of AIDS diagnosis in 2003.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:and) (NYSE:VIA.B) , is the nation's leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 80 million households according to Nielsen media research, and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. BET is the dominant consumer brand in the urban marketplace with a diverse group of branded businesses: BET.com, the Number 1 Internet portal for African Americans; BET Digital Networks - BET Jazz, BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Event Productions, specializing in a full range of event production services, including event management, venue selection, talent recruitment, sound, lighting and stage production; and BET Books, the nation's leading publisher of African-American themed romance novels under the Arabesque imprint which also publishes compelling fiction under the Sepia imprint and inspirational fiction and nonfiction under the New Spirit imprint.

ABOUT THE BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE

The Black AIDS Institute is a training and mobilization center focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

ABOUT THE HENRY J. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation dedicated to providing information and analysis on health issues to policymakers, the media, and the general public. It is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries. Information on HIV/AIDS is available at http://www.kff.org/, and a daily news summary report on developments in HIV/AIDS is available on http://www.kaisernetwork.org/, the Foundation's free health information service.

ABOUT YWCA USA

Founded in 1858 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the YWCA is a women's membership movement whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership and power to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. The YWCA represents approximately 2 million women, girls and their families in the United States and 25 million women worldwide. The YWCA has nearly 300 associations throughout the United States. The World YWCA is at work in more than 100 other countries. For information about the YWCA, visit our Web site, http://www.ywca.org/, or contact the YWCA USA at 202-467-0801.

Source: BET (Black Entertainment Television)

CONTACT: Lyntina Townsend of BET, +1-202-608-2745,
lyntina.towsend@bet.net; Tracy Taylor of Black AIDS Institute,
+1-213-353-3610, tracyt@blackaids.org; or Rob Graham of Kaiser Family
Foundation, +1-650-854-9400, RobG@kff.org

Web site: http://www.bet.com/
http://www.kff.org/
http://www.kaisernetwork.org/
http://www.ywca.org/


 
Introducing Jha Jha Enter Dipsets 1st Lady

Jul 25th 2005
Being the 1st of anything can be stressful, but when youre Jha Jha its anything but!
Straight out of Miami, she was ordained the 1st Lady Of Dip Set by none other than Harlem royalty Killa Cam and Jim Jones, after a brief show and prove session in front of members at their leading label.

Since receiving the thumbs up, Ms Jha Jha has used her all access diplomatic pass to take the rap world by storm, heavily endorsed by her Dip Set brethren and mentor Jim Capo Jones, who says, she is destined to go straight to the top. Jha Jha shes one of the most incredible artists that I know, male or female. She just knows music. I really believe in her sound and her music, I follow her lead, she gave me one of the singles on my album called What You Been Drinkin On and Puffy just jumped on the record. So that goes to show you the type of song she gave me.

The faith that Puffy and Jones have in Jha Jha is there for all to see, as she can now be heard on the remix version of What You Been Drinkin On, and has just finished shooting the up coming video, down in her home city of Miami.

Modest to the very end though, Jha Jha does not seem fazed by all the positive feed back that she is currently receiving, only describing herself as being a diverse and soulful artist.

It is indeed her diversity that will set her apart from the over whelming masses of self proclaimed 1sts, securing her Dip Set title for many years to come.

Visit Official Website: www.dipsetmixtapes.com

Publicist Contact Information:
Medina Watson Janice Spence
Lady Monarch PR (US) Lady Monarch PR (UK)
Tel: 202 203 8458 Tel: +44 07958 4408 23
Email: medina@ladymonarchpr.com Email:janice@ladymonarchpr.com


 
Legendary lyricist J-Live to release The Hear After on Penalty/RYKO Recordings

July 25th, 2005
One of hip-hops finest emcees, J-Live debuted in 1996 with his classic first single, "Longevity" b/w "Braggin' Rights". And though it took five years for his habitually delayed debut, The Best Part, to finally be released, by the time it was released in 2001, the LP had already achieved cult-status (buoyed by cuts like the Prince Paul produced Wax Paper, and the DJ Premier laced The Best Part among countless others). In 2002, J-Live returned with the critically acclaimed All Of The Above, which furthered Js place among Hiphops top emcees and as one of the cultures most conscious emcees.

Since then J-Live has steadily moved forward on fulfilling his lofty goal of getting better every year while also navigating the many roadblocks that the music industry throws at young artists. Back in the days, it used to be all about Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Kool G Rap, KRS-One. When you listened to Hip-Hop music, the best emcees just seemed to get better every year. Like Rakim's flow just got tighter from Paid In Full to Follow The Leader. Basically, that's what I'm trying to do with my music", explains J-Live. J-Live has a sincere commitment to emcee excellence, while also wanting to emphasize to other young rappers that there is an alternative path to success in a contemporary rap world dominated by bling fiction, thug life fantasies, and major label dominance.

Ever eager to feed his fans new material and passionate about writing and performing, J-Live has completed his Penalty Recordings debut, The Hear After, which will be released on 8-30-05. The Hear Afters lead-single, Audio Visual is already impacting on college radio and J-Live lives up to his Live Motivator mantra on Sidewalks where he laments from the sidewalks up here watching Hiphop grow/and vice versa from school battles to my own show/I watched skills evolve and the next up blow/motivated by the love for the art and the dough/I seen people influenced by the next mans flow/to the point that it controls where they content go/but if theres eight million stories and a handful of rappers/we cant all be pimps, players and gun clappers/it sounds sexy coming out of ya stereo right/but then you wonder why we still getting stereotyped.

Tracklisting and credits for J-Lives The Hear After:

1.) Here f/Soulive
2.) Aaw Yeah
3.) Fire Water
4.) Do My Thing f/Cvees
5.) Whoever
6.) The Sidewalks
7.) Audio Visual
8.) Brooklyn Public Part 1
9.) Listening f/Kola Rock
10.) Harder
11.) Coming Home f/Dwele
12.) Weather The Storm
13.) After

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To obtain a press copy of J-Lives The Hear After for review or interview purposes, please contact:
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Fastlife Music to Release "Thug Matrix" by Tragedy Khadafi on October 4th, 2005

New Album Features Cormega, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Raekwon, Littles & Nature

NEW YORK, NY -- (Market Wire - Jul 25, 2005) -- Fastlife Music is set to release the new album by Tragedy Khadafi on October 4, 2005. "Thug Matrix" features Cormega, Raekwon, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Littles & Nature, and features production by Havoc, The Alchemist & Scram Jones.

Tragedy Khadafi, formerly known as The Intelligent Hoodlum, has been a highly revered MC since hip-hop's Golden Era. He is responsible for coining the term "illmatic" as early as 1988, predating Nas's popularization of the word by nearly 6 years. An original member of the legendary Juice Crew, and the kid prodigy of production god Marley Marl, Tragedy is best known for his classic singles "Arrest The President," "Grand Groove," and his show stopping cameo on Mobb Deep's "LA, LA." His combination of Afrocentric culture, the theology of the Nation of Islam, and the everyday struggle of ghetto living makes his songs radiate with righteousness, anger, indignation, and frustration.

In addition to the countless memorable guest appearances (CNN, Mobb Deep, Killah Priest, etc), Tragedy has consistently dropped critically acclaimed albums: "Intelligent Hoodlum" (1990), "Tragedy" (1993), "Against All Odds" (2001), and "Still Reportin' "(2003). "Still Reportin'," Tragedy's last independent release, has sold over 20,000 copies.

The track listing (subject to change):

1. Intro
2. The Game (It's On) (feat. Havoc)
3. Break Bread (feat. Cormega)
4. Gorilla Rap (feat. Raekwon )
5. On Grind (feat. Nature & Littles )
6. Love Is Love (feat. Jinx)
7. No Equivalent (feat. Cormega )
8. Stay Free (feat. Littles)
9. Salute
10. I Don't Wanna Live No More (feat. Star Blaze)
11. Aura
12. Lyrical Calisthenics
13. Straight Death
14. Blinded By Science (feat. Havoc)

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Giovanna Melchiorre
212-353-8810 x257

Matt Conaway
Movement Marketing
410-903-7568


 
YUKMOUTH RETURNS ALL OUT WAR Vol. II

http://www.smokealotrecords.com/releases.html

Highly Anticipated Mixtape Release Features
Scareface, The Jacka, Fat Joe, Dru Down, Game, The Realist,
C-Bo and more!!!

Oakland, CA (July 19, 2005) Oaklands finest, Yukmouth, returns with a new mixtape, All Out War Mixtape Vol.2 along with a few friends, The Regime: Tech N9ine, Gonzoe, Poppa Lq, Monsta Gunjah, Yung Skrilla, Menace, Dru Down, Nyce, Ampichino, Chino Nono, The Fleet and The Bergotta. We started the regime in 1997 after the song, Killaz On The Payroll recorded for The Luniz album on LUNITIK MUZIK. The song had a crazy regional buzz so we kept it moving and here we are, back in yaface for the second time, says Yukmouth.

Most noted for his platinum selling status and legendary hit single I Got Five On It, by way of his dynamic duo group, The Luniz. Yukmouth has more than six albums under his belt, launching a new medical marijuana candy bar from Bling Candy Co., two internationally distributed DVDs entitled United Ghettos of America and a Porno entitled Yukmouths Big Booty Stallions, coming to DVD player near you.

The first single from the All Out War Mixtape Vol.2 is Stupid Slapp featuring Gonzoe, Yukmouth, and Poppa LQ. The new mixtape features blazin tracks from San Diego sluggers, DJ Fingaz and Dow Jones, plus Ric Roc, Sean-T, Joel, Demolition Men and more. Heavyduty heat can be heard on songs such as Jelly Sickle featuring Tech N9ne and E-40, Payback with C-Bo, Tha Realest, Jacka and Gonzoe, See You in the Streets featuring members of The Regime, Young Roscoe and 151. All Out War Mixtape Vol.2 not only represents the west, but also unites the east, down south, and mid-west. Artists on the mixtape reside nationwide.

Following the mixtape, Yukmouth will be back with a vengeance on his new double album Million Dollar Mouthpiece dropping in the fall. He is also the host of DJ Juices Bay Area Collection Vol. 3 and will soon be downloadable via UrbanWorld Wireless ringtones.

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Gloria Velez and Crystal Knight Host Sizzling Strip Show Competition with an Urban Beat

PLAYBOY'S QUEEN OF CLUBS

Available on DVD August 23, 2005

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 19, 2005 - On August 23, 2005, Playboy Home
Entertainment will release Queen of Clubs on DVD, priced at $14.98 SRP.
It's a bevy of exotic beauties in a heated strip show competition, vying
for the title "Queen of Clubs." Hosted by Gloria Velez (BET's Video
Vixen of the Year, featured in music videos by Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Sisqo,
DMX, N'Sync) and Crystal Knight ("Hip Hop Honeys;" Playboy's "Night Calls
411"). Queen of Clubs features celebrity judges like hip hop artists
Bone Crusher, Killer Mike, Big Gipp and Brian Casey; radio personalities
DJ Nabs, Big Lez and Mami Chula; comedians Brian Hooks and Shawty; and
adult film stars Mr. Marcus and Janet Jacme. Acrobatic dance moves,
sensational spins on the pole and knockout bodies are just the beginning
of what's required to end up on top - audiences will be amazed at what
some of the sexiest exotic dancers do to win the crown!

Playboy's Queen of Clubs is distributed exclusively by Image
Entertainment.

For Screeners or Artwork, Contact:
Matt Kalinowski / (323) 276-4214 / mkalinowski@playboy.com


 
Announcing New Music CD - 4 Kidz by Kidz

CHARLOTTE - Slep-tone Entertainment will release this August 2nd, "4 Kidz by Kidz", a new line of children and tween oriented songs sung by kidz will be available to the mass markets. Using high energy musicians who painstakingly re-create the music tracks from your favorite artists, and The Kidz All-Starz perform all lead and background vocals parts. 4 Kidz by Kidz is unlike other brands that features adult lead singers and have children singing only during the chorus. The 4 Kidz by Kidz brand is an all childrens vocals no grown-ups allowed. The other major attraction is the retail price point at only $10.99. The best songs and the best youth oriented experiences are offered all at a value price. For additional information contact us at 888-389-9650 or visit www.4kidzbykidz.com.

For information, contact:
John Layton
Director of Business Development
704-583-1616


 
DRAFT RECORDS JULY 12th RELEASE FEATURING DREAM TEAM CONTRIBUTIONS

RETROSPECTIVE COLLECTION OF CLASSIC MATERIAL SERVES AS A PERFECT
COMPANION FOR GIFTED LYRICISTS CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS.

DRAFT RECORDS JULY 12th RELEASE FEATURING DREAM TEAM CONTRIBUTIONS FROM
KANYE WEST, 9TH WONDER, BUCKWILD, 88 KEYS and CHOPS IS BOUYED BY THE
LEAD SINGLE N@##ZAS GET KNOCKED

(New York, NY) - While the world has been patiently awaiting the
release of
his commercial debut, Consequence will once again appease his core fans
with
the innovative re-mixtape cd entitled A Tribe Called Quence
1995-2004.
For me ATCQuence is not just a Mix tape, it's an audio photo album!,
Quence states emphatically of the conceptual piece that allows the
revisionist to venture back into the golden era of hip hop while
simultaneously looking into hip hops future. When I was sending out
the
acappellas to all the different producers who worked on the project, I
couldn't help but think back to the good times I had recording with
Tip,Phife & Ali, reminisces Cons. Separating this project from the
rest of
the mixtapes on the market is the exercise in creativity by all
involved,
specifically the producers, as it was the daredevil, genre redefining
musicianship that set A Tribe Called Quest apart. States Cons, Im
blessed
because there were so many producers willing to lend there time &
expertise
because they knew the importance & impact that this project would
have.
Expounding on the point is contributing boardsmith and longtime
collaborator
88 Keys who adds, It was a great opportunity to have worked with
'Quence
back in the day and an even greater opportunity to work with him now.
Touching on his classics was like a dream come true.


For those unfamiliar with Consequences storied past, while still a
high
school student, he became a protg of one of the most creative musical
forces ever assembled, A Tribe Called Quest. Since entering the fold
in
1996 on the Beats,Rhymes and Life album, Consequence had managed to
leave
his imprint on the groups legacy. In the years to follow, Consequence
worked diligently on his craft, establishing his identity as an emcee
separate from A Tribe Called Quest. The prolific artist emerged with
several
mixtapes: The Cons Vol. 1: All Sales Are Final , The Cons Vol. 2: Make
the
Game Come to You and Take Em To The Cleaners as well as a
scene-stealing
verse on Spaceship from the Kanye West multi platinum cd The College
Dropout. Those stellar works has led us to where we are now; with
Consequence using summer 2005 as a spring board to stardom. With hot
verses
about to sprout on features with Andre 3000 on the Q-Tip single
Sexy,
Kanye West and Camron on Gone from the highly anticipated Late
Registration and his lead single Clockin My Style laying the
perfect
foundation for his GOOD Music/ Sony debut Dont Quit Your Day Job,
its
imperative that you take your journey with Consequence from the very
beginning. A Tribe Called Quence is the jumpoff.

For review copies, interview request or further information on A Tribe
Called Quence please contact Dave Goodson 212/431-5227.

For information on Dont Quit Your Day Job please contact Tony Ferguson
at
212/833-8536


 
KINGPIN OF THE STREETS RENEGADE FOXXX REVEALS ALL ON NEW ALBUM

FEATURES INCLUDE TRINA, BONE CRUSHER, PITBULL, PETEY PABLO, YOUNGBLOODZ AND E-40

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 6, 2005) - Source Magazine has declared him the next biggest name in Hip-Hop. Rapper Renegade Foxxx has made a name for himself in the Hip-Hop industry from New York to L.A. and he has everyones ear to the streets with his debut album Still Hustlin, that dropped recently.

Collaborates on Foxxxs new album include notable Hip-Hop artists such as Trina, E-40, Bone Crusher, The Youngbloodz, and Petey Pablo, who all come together to produce an album full of club bangers and heavy hitters.

Picked up by Universal Records thanks to the buzz of the street and saturated mixtapes across the country, Renegade Foxxx is more than poppin collars, hes burning the midnight oil to tell his story. Immediately ready to share his fame and fortune with a select few, Still Hustlin Records CEO, Renegade Foxxx is currently on the look-out for hot new Hip-Hop and R&B artists to add to his roster. In addition to the talent search, Foxxx already teamed up with artist Bone Crusher to launch an adult-themed club tour in Atlanta.

Up next on the entrepreneurs list -- a Still Hustlin Clothing Line and an exclusive car club for high end sports carsa true sign of an ultimate hustler.

Foxxxs single Tough Love can be found on radio personality Wendy Williams new album Wendy Williams Brings the Heat Volume 1. Set to stir up the airways, Renegade Foxxx is back on the prowl and combing his territory heavy you will be personally informed if you're on the list.

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milena@echoingsoundz.com
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Echohattix@echoingsoundz.com


 
Go For Broke II Arrives on DVD!

Nationwide DVD Release September 6th, 2005.

From Jean-Claude La Marre, the Creator of GO FOR BROKE, GANG OF ROSES, and NORAS HAIR SALON

NEW YORK (July 2nd , 2005) - Jean-Claude La Marre and the Warning Films company presents Go For Broke II, available nationwide on DVD September 6th, 2005 through Maverick Home Entertainment. Coming off the heels of a zany, fun filled first installment of Go For Broke (Starring Bobby Brown, Pras, Lisa Raye) arrives a sequel that packs an equally explosive comical punch.
Returning Go For Broke characters include Glenn Plummer (The Day After Tomorrow, Saw 2) as Ramses, Jean-Claude La Marre (Gang of Roses, Brothers in Arms) as Mouse, and introducing Kira Madallo Sesay (Ride or Die, The Giddeh) as Charlotte, picking up where Lisa Raye left off as the sexy, female villain. The new comedic duo of Johann John Jean (Gang of Roses, Noras Hair Salon) and Jared Day (County General) really make this buddy comedy one Saturday night to remember. This is the breakout directorial debut of up and coming filmmaker John Michael Myrick. Hip-hop artist Flexx recorded both the source music and the theme song, for Go For Broke II.

SYNOPSIS
The wacky adventures continue, in Go For Broke II, when Ramses (Glenn Plummer) is kidnapped by a vengeful Kellers Prison correctional officer and held for ransom! Now, its up to two slackers John (Johann John Jean) and Darnell (Jared Day) to get off the couch and get to business! With the help of crack-up returning character Mouse (Jean-Claude La Marre), a geri-curled, beady eyed, living in the 70s schemer, the three concoct a plan to steal a $20 million dollar diamond. Before they know it, John and Darnell are dressed up as women and on a double date with a horny Texas oilman (Barry J. Ratcliffe) and an eccentric African Prince (Kristian Bernard). The antics escalate when we find out that one of The Hos Wit Attitude (Kira Madallo Sesay) is out of prison and hot on the diamonds trail!

Little do they realize, theyre not the only ones eyeing the diamond, and getting close to it will literally leave them Going For Broke!!

A comedy with a bit of variety, it branches out allowing for laughs all across the board.

DETAILS / SPECIFICATIONS
Director: John Michael Myrick
Studio: Maverick Platinum Production: Warning Films
Pre-Order Date: 08/12/05 Release Date: 09/06/05
Rating: N/A Run Time: 84 min.
Region: 1 (USA) SRP: $14.98
Audio: TBD Screen Format: 4x3
Language: English Subtitles: TBD
Format: DVD ISBN#: TBD
Catalog #: DVD: MAV-5142 UPC #: DVD: 824355514223
DVD Spindled: MAV-7069 DVD Spindled: 824355706925
Features: 5.1 Surround Sound, Interactive Menus, Scene Selections.

ABOUT WARNING/NU-LITE ENTERTAINMENT

Warning/Nu-Lite Entertainment has produced such films as:
Go For Broke Sugar Valentine Gang of Roses
Go For Broke 2 Noras Hair Salon

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NEW HIP-HOP ARTIST ON THE RISE: SACRAMENTO, CA

Doey Rock Rocks the Streets with a New Sound

SEE FOR YOURSELF:
http://www.doeyrock.com/fatal.htm

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 22, 2005) - Rap and Hip-Hop music continues to tell the street tales of family, survival and pain, but none as provocative and compelling as the life of Jonathan Doe Montana better known as Doey Rock. Doey Rock is the prominent personality, Jonathan is the thinker and Montana is the play maker

Doey Rocks conflict with himself, the streets, his unstable childhood, and his absentee father is reflected through his music. Picking up a pen and pad instead of a piece has been his therapy. Doey Rocks fans best describe his music as a Talib Kweli meets an edgy Xzibit experience. Doey Rocks ability to narrate his story and draw visual pictures through his words is just the prescription to continue the growth of the west coast rise.

During his Hip-Hop journey Doey Rock signed recording deals and patiently waited for his turn to shine, but that never came. Completely fed up with being let down by the people he allowed himself to trust, he took his destiny into his own hands and created Industrial Works. Through his company he intends on showing his fans and doubters his fearless ability to pull up his bootstraps and get down and dirty with his career the Industrial Way.

Doey Rock has recorded songs with Hip-Hop heavy hitters such as Raekwon the Chef, Supa Fly, Daz, and Carlos 'Six July' Broady. He has also shared the stage with Hip-Hop veterans such as KRS-One, The Roots, Nas, and Xzibit to name a few. From coast to coast, Doey Rock has held down the stage and consistently won over fans. Unlike any other time in his life, Doey Rock is focused on his career as a recording artist.

Continuously recording his soul onto digital archives, shaping his identity and discovering his salvation one track at a timeThe Struggle Is Back and his name is Doey Rock.

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7/25/2005

 
MTV Announces Host, Nominees, and Performers for the 2005 Video Music Awards

Green Day Tops '2005 MTV Video Music Awards' With Eight Nominations, Six For 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' And Two For "American Idiot' Gwen Stefani And Missy Elliott Follow With Six Nominations Each With U2 Nabbing Five Nods Diddy Set To Host And Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, And Green Day Are Set To Perform 22nd Annual Awards Show Will Broadcast Live From The American Airlines Arena In Miami, FL On Sunday, August 28th at 8:00PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT)

MIAMI, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards." Green Day topped the list with eight nominations, six nods for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott follow with six nods each and U2 nabbed five nominations. The 2005 VMAs will broadcast live from American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 8:00PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT).

It was also announced that multifaceted entertainment powerhouse Diddy will host the 22nd annual awards show. In addition, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, and Green Day have been announced to perform. Hip-hop master West will debut a single from his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Late Registration." Pop superstar Clarkson will perform a song from her multi-platinum album, "Breakaway." Top nominee Green Day will perform a single from their multi-platinum album, "American Idiot." This is the first in a rapidly growing list of performers and celebrity guests to be announced for the star-studded event. Also, for first-time, the VMAs will be scored with original music composed by hip-hop superstar producer Lil Jon and producer Mike Shinoda, of 3x VMA winner Linkin Park, whose side project "Fort Minor" is being released this winter. Viewers will get a chance to download the original music as ringtones exclusively on *MTV on their Virgin Mobile phones.

Some key elements of the show were also teased today. With water as an underlying theme, the most massive and elaborate water effects ever produced in an awards show will be engineered in the arena by the same production company that erected the fountain in front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Also, there will be live performances staged at remote locations to showcase key locales around Miami. In the center of the arena, five performance stages will be built and will be surrounded by over 1000 audience members made up of South Floridians. A limited number of tickets to the VMAs will go on sale to the public sometime in August. Comcast Cable will be promoting the one-day only ticket sales opportunity. More information will be available on Comcast Cable for more details or by visiting VMAINFO.MTV.COM.

Similar to last year, celebrities will arrive in their extravagant yachts, and will also pull up in their personally owned tricked out cars staging the first ever car show extravaganza on the red carpet. As the celebrities arrive, viewers will get tours of these cars from the talent themselves. The pre-show has been extended to two hours to fit in all the anticipated action. Moreover, the VMAs will be presented on multiple MTV platforms this year giving viewers new ways to experience the show. Exclusively through MTV Overdrive, the network's hybrid broadband channel, MTV viewers will have unprecedented access to the VMAs, beyond the TV screen. More details on all of the above will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Every year we have to out do ourselves and this year is no exception - the VMAs will be experienced in more places and on more platforms than ever before in our history," said Christina Norman, President of MTV. "Between Diddy, who is the ultimate showman & entertainer, and the diverse roster of performers already locked in, this show is already shaping up to be an unforgettable end of summer bash."

Ballots for "2005 MTV Video Music Awards" were sent out to an exclusive industry group and viewers who determined the nominees for the telecast. Approximately 500 viewers and individuals including record labels, music journalists and video producers selected the nominees for awards categories encompassing wide-ranging contemporary music forms rap, dance, R&B and rock.

MTV.com will be the ultimate online stop for the latest VMA news and exclusive content. Viewers get to choose nominees in the "Viewer's Choice Videodome" daily head-to-head matchups. Each week, viewers via MTV.com will keep artists in play via head-to-head video battles until one video is named official nominee at the end of the week. Green Day's "American Idiot" and Snoop Dogg's (featuring Pharrell) "Drop It Like It's Hot" are the first two official Viewer's Choice nominees. An official nominee is named at the end of which week until August 15th, when the final five Viewer's Choice nominee spots will be filled. Viewers will then be able to cast votes amongst those five final music videos right up until moments before the winner will be announced. In addition, MTV2 viewers get to flex their fan power by determining the winner of the MTV2 Award exclusively at mtv.com. Voting for MTV2 Award will begin on July 25th. Voting for the final five nominees for Viewer's Choice will start on August 15th. New this year, MTV.com will be offering a turbo mode of voting through online game play for both Viewer's Choice and MTV2 Awards. Game play voting for both awards will start on August 15th.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the official business advisor of the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards."

Salli Frattini and Dave Sirulnick are the Executive Producers for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards." Michael Dempsey is Producer and Summer Strauch is Co-Producer. Beth McCarthy-Miller is Director. Kathy Flynn is Event Producer.

Following are the nominees for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards":

GENERAL CATEGORIES



VIDEO OF THE YEAR - The Nominee for this category is the Artist and Producer.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content

Kanye West
"Jesus Walks"
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music


Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Doggystyle/Star Trak/Geffen Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

BEST MALE VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

50 Cent
"Candy Shop"
The Massacre
Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope Records
Director: Jessy Terrero
Producer: Meredith Welsch
Production Company: Lotus Filmworks Inc.

Kanye West
"Jesus Walks"
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music

Beck
"E-Pro"
Guero
Interscope Records
Director: Shynola
Producer: Eric Escott
Production Company: The Directors Bureau

Usher
"Caught Up"
Confessions (Special Edition)
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: X
Producer: Jill Hardin
Production Company: HSI Productions

John Legend
"Ordinary People"
Get Lifted
Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Kanye West
Producer: Bill Boyd
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST FEMALE VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Amerie
"1 Thing"
Touch
Sony Urban/Columbia
Director: Chris Robinson/Amerie
Producer: Scott Franklin
Production Company: HSI Productions

Mariah Carey
"We Belong Together"
The Emancipation of Mimi
Island Def Jam Music Group
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

Shakira f/ Alejandro Sanz
"La Tortura"
Fijacion Oral 1
Epic Records
Director: Michael Haussman
Producer: Nina Huang
Production Company: Person Films

Kelly Clarkson
"Since U Been Gone"
Breakaway
RCA
Director: Alex De Rakoff
Producer: Billy Parks
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

BEST GROUP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Black Eyed Peas
"Don't Phunk With My Heart"
Monkey Business
A&M Records
Director: The Malloys
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc.

Destiny's Child f/ T.I. & Lil' Wayne
"Soldier"
Destiny Fulfilled
Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Ray Kay
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Rockhard Films

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

BEST RAP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Eminem
"Just Lose It"
Encore
Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records
Director: Philip G. Atwell
Producer: Chris Palladino
Production Company: Geronimo Film Productions Incorporated

T.I.
"U Don't Know Me"
Urban Legend
Grand Hustle/Atlantic Recording Corp.
Director: Ben Mor
Producer: Helen Urriola
Production Company: Smuggler

The Game & 50 Cent
"Hate It Or Love It"
The Documentary
Aftermath / G-Unit / Interscope Records
The Massacre
Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Director: The Saline Project
Producer: Scott Edelstein
Production Company: HSI Productions

Ying Yang Twins
"Wait (The Whisper Song)"
U.S.A. (United State Of Atlanta)
TVT Records/Collipark Music
Director: X
Producer: Skot Bradford
Production Company: HSI Productions

Ludacris
"Number One Spot"
Red Light District
Disturbing Tha Peace
Director: Fat Cats/Chaka Zulu
Producer: Anke Thommen
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

BEST R&B VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Alicia Keys
"Karma"
The Diary of Alicia Keys
MBK Entertainment/J Records
Director: Chris Robinson/Alicia Keys
Producer: Meredith Welsch
Production Company: HSI Productions

Mariah Carey
"We Belong Together"
The Emancipation of Mimi
Island Def Jam Music Group
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

Ciara f/ Ludacris
"Oh"
Goodies
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Fat Cats
Producer: Joyce Washington
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Usher & Alicia Keys
"My Boo"
Confessions (Special Edition)
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Chris Robinson/Usher
Producer: Jill Hardin
Production Company: HSI Productions

John Legend
"Ordinary People"
Get Lifted
Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Kanye West
Producer: Bill Boyd
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Common
"Go"
Be
Getting Out Our Dreams/Geffen Records
Director: Kanye West/MK12/Convert
Producer: Alexander Dervin
Production Company: The Ebeling Group

Nas f/ Olu Dara
"Bridging The Gap"
Street's Disciple
Ill Will/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Diane Martel
Producer: Gina Harrell
Production Company: DNA

Kanye West
"Jesus Walks"
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music

Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Doggystyle/Star Trak/Geffen Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST DANCE VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Ciara
"1,2 Step"
Goodies
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Benny Boom
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

Destiny's Child
"Lose My Breath"
Destiny Fulfilled
Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Marc Klasfeld
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Rockhard Films

Shakira f/ Alejandro Sanz
"La Tortura"
Fijacion Oral 1
Epic Records
Director: Michael Haussman
Producer: Nina Huang
Production Company: Person Films

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA

BEST ROCK VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist

Foo Fighters
"Best of You"
In Your Honor
RCA
Director: Mark Pellington
Producer: Norman Reiss
Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

Weezer
"Beverly Hills"
Make Believe
Geffen Records
Director: Marcos Siega
Producer: Colleen Haynes
Production Company: Pusher Media

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc

BEST POP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Ashlee Simpson
"Pieces of Me"
Autobiography
Geffen Records
Director: Stefan Smith
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Production Company: Miss Jones

Kelly Clarkson
"Since U Been Gone"
Breakaway
RCA
Director: Alex De Rakoff
Producer: Billy Parks
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

Lindsay Lohan
"Rumors"
Speak
Casablanca/Universal Records
Director: Jake Nava
Producer: Tom Fanning
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Jesse McCartney
"Beautiful Soul"
Beautiful Soul
Hollywood Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Ciara
"1,2 Step"
Goodies
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Benny Boom
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc

The Game
"Dreams"
The Documentary
Aftermath/Interscope Records/G-Unit
Director: Philip Atwell
Producer: Chris Palladino
Production Company: Geronimo Film Productions Incorporated

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

John Legend
"Ordinary People"
Get Lifted
Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Kanye West
Producer: Bill Boyd
Production Company: Radical Music

MTV2 AWARD - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Akon f/ Styles P.
"Locked Up"
Trouble
SRC/Universal Records
Director: Flyy Kai
Producer: Yusuf Muhammed
Production Company: Red Summer Photoplays

Fall Out Boy
"Sugar, We're Going Down"
From Under The Cork Tree
Island Records
Director: Matt Lenski
Producer: Josh Rothfeld
Production Company: Rockhard Films

The Bravery
"An Honest Mistake"
The Bravery
Island Records
Director: Mike Palmieri
Producer: Mike O'Connor
Production Company: A Band Apart, LLC

Mike Jones f/ Slim Thug & Paul Wall
"Still Tippin"
Who Is Mike Jones?
Swishahouse/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records
Director: Dr. Teeth
Producer: Tracey Hicks
Production Company: Filming Company

Daddy Yankee
"Gasolina"
Barrio Fino
El Cartel Records/VI Music/Universal
Director: Carlos Perez/Kacho Lopez
Producer: Juan Basanta
Production Company: Elastic People

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist &
Director.

Eminem
"Mosh"
Encore
Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records
Director: Ian Inaba
Producer: Ian Inaba
Production Company: Guerilla News Network/Switch Technologies

Sarah McLachlan
"World On Fire"
Afterglow
Arista
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Sophie Muller
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc.

Gorillaz
"Feel Good INC."
Demon Days
Virgin Records America, Inc.
Director: Jamie Hewlett/ Pete Candeland
Producer: Cara Speller/Emilie Walmsley
Production Company: Passion Pictures

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK - The Nominee for this category is the
Publisher.

Video Game: Def Jam: Fight For NY
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Video Game: Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition
Publisher: Rockstar Games

Video Game: Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Publisher: Konami

Video Game: Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Publisher: Activision

Video Game: Madden 2005
Publisher: Electronic Arts

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist &
Director.

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

White Stripes
"Blue Orchid"
Get Behind Me Satan
V2 Records/Third Man Records
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Revolver Films

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Choreographer.

Amerie
"1 Thing"
Touch
Sony Urban/Columbia
Director: Chris Robinson/Amerie
Producer: Scott Franklin
Production Company: HSI Productions
Choreographer: Jamaica Scott

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music
Choreographer: Hi Hat

Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions
Choreographer: Kishaya Dudley

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA
Choreographer: Michael Rooney

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Choreographer: Richmond Talauega, Anthony Talauega

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Special Effects Specialist.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Special Effects: A52

The Mars Volta
"The Widow"
Frances The Mute
Strummer Recordings/Universal Records
Director: Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez
Producer: Simon Chan
Production Company: Artificial Army
Special Effects: Artificial Army

Gorillaz
"Feel Good INC."
Demon Days
Virgin Records America, Inc.
Director: Jamie Hewlett/ Pete Candeland
Producer: Cara Speller/Emilie Walmsley
Production Company: Passion Pictures
Special Effects: Passion Pictures

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music
Special Effects: Radium

Ludacris
"Number One Spot"
Red Light District
Disturbing Tha Peace
Director: Fat Cats/Chaka Zulu
Producer: Anke Thommen
Production Company: F.M. Rocks
Special Effects: 20Twenty

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Special Effects: Jam Abelenet

BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Art Director.

Green Day
"American Idiot"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company - Black Dog Films
Art Director: Jan Roelfs

System Of A Down
"B.Y.O.B."
Mezmerize
Columbia/American
Director: Jake Nava
Producer: Anke Thommen
Production Company: F.M. Rocks
Art Director: Jeremy Reed

Gwen Stefani
"What You Waiting For?"
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Art Director: Zach Matthewes

White Stripes
"Blue Orchid"
Get Behind Me Satan
V2 Records/Third Man Records
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Revolver Films
Art Director: Sue Tebbutt

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc
Art Director: Laura Fox

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist &
Editor.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Editor: Adam Pertofsky

Gwen Stefani
"What You Waiting For?"
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Editor: Dustin Robertson

Foo Fighters
"Best of You"
In Your Honor
RCA
Director: Mark Pellington
Producer: Norman Reiss
Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films
Editor: Nathan Cox

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Editor: Dustin Robertson

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Editor: Tim Royes

Simple Plan
"Untitled"
Still Not Getting Any
Lava Records
Director: Marc Klasfeld/Simple Plan
Producer: Ben Oswald
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Editor: Richard Alarcron

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Cinematographer.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Cinematographer: Harris Savides

Simple Plan
"Untitled"
Still Not Getting Any
Lava Records
Director: Marc Klasfeld/Simple Plan
Producer: Ben Oswald
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Cinematographer: Michael Bernard

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Cinematographer: Samuel Bayer

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Cinematographer: Omer Ganai

Modest Mouse
"Ocean Breathes Salty"
Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Epic Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music
Cinematographer: Danny Hiele

White Stripes
"Blue Orchid"
Get Behind Me Satan
V2 Records/Third Man Records
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Revolver Films
Cinematographer: Chris Soos



The "2005 MTV Video Music Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of over 1 billion people via MTV's 45 channels reaching 429.1 million households around the world as well as through syndication, and its convergent and original online programming will reach the entire online nation, via MTV's 38 Web sites around the world.

The "2005 MTV Video Music Awards" will be seen locally in South Florida on Comcast Cable on channel 69. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation, a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. With a presence in 22 of the top 25 United States markets, Comcast is one of the leading communications, media and entertainment companies in the world. Providing basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and telephone services, Comcast is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The company's 59,000 employees serve more than 21 million customers.

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Teamwork's All-Access to Charlie Mack's Weekend with the Stars

PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) July 24, 2005 -- Teamwork International Productions of Philadelphia is providing videotaping production services for the Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend activities taking place this weekend July 22nd thru July 24th throughout the city.

Larenz Tate of "Crash," Anthony Anderson from "King's Ransom," Mekhi Phifer of "ER" fame, Morris Chestnut who starred with Jamie Foxx in "Breaking All The Rules," Tisha Campbell-Martin of ABC"s "My Wife and Kids," UPN"s LisaRaye, Boris Kodjoe from Showtime"s "Soul Food and more than 50 other entertainment and sports celebrities will be on hand to focus awareness and raise money for youth anti-violence program initiatives.

In addition Teamwork"s all-access pass includes backstage interviews with recording artists KRS-One, Naughty By Nature, Nice & Smooth, Rob Base, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Just Ice at the Legends Of Hip-Hop Concert. Teamwork will be covering court-side as well as in-the-huddle at the Celebrity Basketball Game and front row seats as well as dressing room peeks during the LisaRaye Celebrity Fashion Show.

A possible TV Special is in the offing for a network or syndicated run later this summer.

Teamwork International Productions, LLC produces film and video programming for television and DVD distribution internationally. For More Information on sponsorship, distribution or investment opportunities contact Norm Bond 215-545-5850.

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Maverick Entertainment Group Signs Exclusive Output Agreement with Atlanta-Based Christian Film-Makers Amen Films

Maverick CEO, Doug Schwab, and Amen Films Executive Director, Christopher Play Martin (from former hip hop duo Kid N Play) to collaborate. The first film release is titled: Holy Hip Hop: The Movie.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 25, 2005 -- Advancing its strategy of providing home entertainment clients with the best of Urban, Latino and Horror films, Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. (MEG) is pleased to announce their newest alliance and expansion of their Christian/inspirational label Spirit. Doug Schwab, President of MEG, announces that MEG has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the Atlanta based producers of Amen Films. The output deal will help fill the void in programming for the Christian sector and catapults MEGs Spirit as a major player in supplying faith-based films to Americas retailers & rentailers.

The size of the Christian retail industry in total is estimated to be $3.75 billion; up from $2.6 billion in 1991. The Christian entertainment industry is estimated to be $3 billion, and is the industry's fastest-growing genre. The deal is recognition on the part of the film industry of the power of the Christian market. Since Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ', the global audience has exploded for Christian Inspirational films and music worldwide.

Finalized and signed during VSDA Home Entertainment 2005 show in Las Vegas, MEG and Amen Films have agreed to a five (5) year exclusive output distribution deal for faith based special interest programs and feature films under the Maverick Spirit and Amen Films moniker. Amen Films will be handling all marketing and promotion of those films within and throughout the Christian community, leveraging a core network of Radio, Internet, Television, Special Events and Magazine multi-media. MEG will handle marketing and promotion to retailers and rentailers across the country. Martin heads up the Amen Films division and will work very closely with Maverick President Doug Schwab on all aspects of the joint venture.

The first project to be released with the Spirit/Amen moniker will be the much anticipated Urban Christian film titled: Holy Hip Hop: The Movie and is slated to be released within the upcoming months. The Film is produced and edited by Christopher Play Martin (House Party) and HP4 Digital Works. Holy Hip Hop: The Movie delves inside aspects of the rapidly rising Holy Hip Hop music genre and the global movement focused on street ministry evangelism.

Christopher Martin, internationally known to many Hip Hop movie and music fans as Play from the rap and acting duo Kid n Play starring in the box office hits House Party and the sequels House Party 2 and 3, and Class Act. Martin currently serves as Executive Director of Amen Films. As the same creative group heading the Holy Hip Hop Music label distributed globally through EMI, Amen Films will negotiate with some of the best Gospel recording talent to make appearances in Spirit/Amen productions. Amen Films intends to produce and or acquire up to 12 movies a year which will be distributed by MEGs Spirit label.

Martin explains, This Exclusive Film Distribution Agreement, maximizing visibility for Christian and Inspirational films worldwide, is timely and Maverick Entertainment is once again at the forefront. Fulfilling the need for films that inspire, uplift and enlighten is a key objective of Amen Films; and Amen Films is extremely excited and proud to be in a long-term covenant relationship with Maverick Entertainment, as a part of the Spirit Family. Stay tuned, as there's about to be a new house party and a new day in Christian and Inspirational films," said Christopher Martin.

In making the announcement, Doug Schwab stated, "This deal reinforces MEGs position as a leading distributor of niche films. These faith-based films complement MEGs already strong catalog - a catalog that includes films under the Urban, Latino, Fusion, Creep FX and Platinum labels. Amen Films is a major creative force in the Spiritual content arena and we are very pleased to collaborate with them to bring outstanding faith-based movies to our clients across the United States. We look forward to building on this relationship with Amen Films to further explore future distribution projects together.

Along with the new partnership MEG is now positioned to release at least one Spirit title per month starting in 4th quarter of this year and continuing throughout 2006. MEG is very happy with the performance of their already released Christian product under the Spirit label, expanding its borders and moving into licensing of its library of niche product internationally across all media, with worldwide rights in this partnership.

Amen Films, LLC:
Amen Films, LLC, is an Atlanta-based Film and Entertainment company produces, distributes and markets Christian and Inspirational Films within and throughout the global Christian community via radio, television, magazine, special events and internet multi-media. For more information on how to submit Christian film projects for distribution and marketing consideration by Amen Films, as a part of its alliance with Maverick Entertainment, please email: e-mail protected from spam bots.

HP4 Digital Works:
Fueled with a new divine purpose and hope, Christopher Martin is Executive Director of Amen Films, and Founder and CEO of HP4 Digital Works and Solutions. Ready to use a 20 year plus experience in the entertainment business, HP4 Digital Works and Solutions is a production company that provides service for digital motion picture projects. From pre-production to post production for television, cable and, or theatrical presentations Hp4 Digital Works and Solutions can help an artist and, or company through consultation and hands-on service from A to Z. For more information on Christopher Martin and HP4 Digital Works, log on to: www.hp4digitalworks.com. For more information on Holy Hip Hop: The Movie, log on to: www.holyhiphop.com.

Maverick Entertainment Group Inc. (MEG):
A leader in the domestic home video arena, MEG specializes in the production, acquisition and distribution of niche films. Founder and President Doug Schwab is a 26-year veteran in the film and distribution industry. He has cemented the eight -year-old company as the leading entity for these fast growing markets with over 400 films distributed in the U.S. under the labels Maverick Platinum, Latino, Creep FX, Fusion, Spirit and Maverick Entertainment.

MEGs films can be found on the shelves of all of the major video stores and retail outlets such as Blockbuster, Wal-Mart, Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, Best Buy and Circuit City to name just a few. Maverick Entertainments goal continues to be to produce and package diverse motion pictures for domestic distribution, offering over 50 films per year. For more information log on to the Maverick Entertainment Group (MEG) website at: www.maverickentertainment.cc

CONTACT INFORMATION
Public Relations
Maverick Entertainment/Amen Films
http://www.maverickentertainment.cc/
954-422-8811


 
Female Rapper Teams Up With Porn Star on Enhanced CD

Songwriter, Hip-Hop/Rap recording artist SHEE has song featured on enhanced mixtape with top mainstream artists and exclusive photos and video footage from adult film star Julia Bond.

/24-7PressRelease/ - BROOKLYN, NY, July 13, 2005 - SHEE, female rapper from Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY releases "We In Flatbush", which will be featured on DJ Bijal (Sirius Radio, Team Jedi) "Sex Sells" mixtape hosted my adult film star Julia Bond. This CD marks the first ever enhanced mixtape from MTV featured DJ Bijal, put it in your computer and see exclusive photos and video (18 and over only, please).

A hood anthem and ode to her hometown, "We In Flatbush" is on the upcoming "Vaginal Erections" album from SHEE and is currently available for immediate digital download at http://www.SHEEmusic.com/hear. The song has received love in clubs throughout the tri-state area, most notably from the "GMC Musical Truck" DJ set famed in the Flatbush area. Displaying her praised songwriting ability and spitfire lyrical delivery, SHEE introduces "the world" to "the block" and offers a chronicle of how it goes down in "da Bush".

The "Sex Sells" mixtape from DJ Bijal is available at http://www.djbijal.com/store.html and features the latest from R. Kelly, Ciara, Twista, Akon and more in addition to "We In Flatbush" from SHEE. For more about DJ Bijal, visit him on the web at www.DJBijal.com.

About SHEE:
With a distinctive voice, unique flow and the unmatched ability to pen concepts and lace them with infectious hooks - irrespective of gender, never has the rap game seen an MC this complete. ASCAP affiliated songwriter and hip-hop/rap recording artist SHEE has been featured in Young and Black Magazine, StreetzClusive, StreetRapz, eRaport and more. Her high traffic website http://www.SHEEmusic.com features PC games, ringtones, merchandise, bio, photos and more. Her "SHEE is Sheer Badness" 14-song promo CD moved just under 10,000 units and her highly anticipated "Vaginal Erections" album is slated for Fall 2005 release.

Contact:
R.S. Andrews, MSA
randrews@sheerbadness.com
Sheer Badness Entertainment
P.O. Box 1715, Linden NJ 07036
http://www.sheerbadness.com
(908) 245-6467

About Sheer Badness Entertainment
Sheer Badness Entertainment is a full service entertainment company committed to the devlopment of hip-hop, urban culture. For further information, please contact us at (908) 245-6467 or visit us on the web at http://www.sheerbadness.com


 
3sixty5 Records presents the hottest Indie tour this summer, THE WEST BOUND TOUR.

That's right, we got ABYSS, MIKEY MO (The MC), DAP D., ARTSON, and the whole JIMI HANDTRIX CREW invading your West Coast cities in August.

/24-7PressRelease/ - July 24, 2005 - 3sixty5 Records presents the hottest Indie tour this summer, THE WEST BOUND TOUR. That's right, we got ABYSS, MIKEY MO (The MC), DAP D., ARTSON, and the whole JIMI HANDTRIX CREW (DJ Presto1, DJ Daeta, DJ Havik, DJ Deuce Ace, DJ Jugaknot, DJ Earwaxxx, Phunkmaster PHIL, Silent John) invading your West Coast cities in August. Plus special guest performances at select cities: BABY JAYMES (SF), THE LISTENER (Las Vegas), PROMINENT SONS (Long Beach), MIKI VALE, BLEST1, E.L.U.M. (San Diego), and DETANE (Santa Monica). This is Indie Hip Hop at its' finest! Special thanks to the promoters who's supporting this tour, DJ STEELO from Sunday Skoolin, PETEY PARKER from Prominent Sons, SERG from House of Rep, POKKEY from The Cypher, and KUNI from 726 Promotions. Also to our sponsors; LA Xlarge Television, Warehouse Shoe Sale (WSS), Downtown Entertainment, The Cypher, Noise13, and 3sixty5 Record Pool. A special shout out to STOK1 and KOMA for the dope flier, thanks guys. All you Hip Hop heads out there this is a tour you definitely don't want to miss, so check the dates below and come thru.

TOUR DATES:
8/11: SAN FRANCISCO (Studio Z: 314 11th St) ($5 | 21+)
8/14: LAS VEGAS (Cooler Lounge: 1905 N Decatur Blvd) ($3, ladies free | 21+)
8/17: LONG BEACH (Blue Cafe: 210 Prominade St) ($5 | 21+)
8/18: SAN DIEGO (House of Rep: 4746 El Cajon Blvd) ($5 | 21+)
8/20: SAN DIEGO (Culture Shock: 211 Hancock St) ($5 | all ages)
8/22: SANTA MONICA (Zanzibar: 1301 5th St)($5|21+)

PERFORMERS:
ABYSS
MIKEY MO (The MC)
THE JIMI HANDTRIX EXPERIENCE (DJ Presto1, DJ Daeta, DJ Havik, DJ Deuce Ace, DJ Earwaxxx, DJ Jugaknot, Phunkmaster P.H.I.L., Silent John)
ARTSON (Rock Steady Crew)
DAP D.
BABY JAYMES (San Francisco 8/11)
THE LISTENER (Las Vegas 8/14)
PROMINENT SONS (Long Beach 8/17)
MIKI VALE, BLEST1, E.L.U.M. (San Diego 8/20)
DETANE (Santa Monica 8/22)

OFFICIAL SPONSORS:
LA Xlarge Television
Warehouse Shoe Sale
Downtown Entertainment
The Cypher
Noise13
3sixty5 Record Pool

About 3sixty5 Records, LLC
3sixty5 Records, LLC is an independent Hip Hop record company. Please visit www.3sixty5records.com

Press Release Contact Information:
One Koncept
3sixty5 Records, LLC
CEO
Fax: 928-752-5538
E-Mail: koncept@3sixty5records.com


 
HENNESSY V.S OFFERS MUSIC FANS A VIP ACCESS WEEKEND

Contest Promotion Includes A Weekend of Hennessy Luxury In Cognac, France
And A Private Concert With Hip-Hop Star Common in Paris

NEW YORK, July 22nd , 2005 Hennessy V.S, the worlds premier cognac, is offering music fans the chance of a lifetime, to not only have an intimate audience with hip-hop superstar Common, but to do so in France!

Contestants who enter the Hennessy VIP Access Weekend contest promotion this summer will have the opportunity to win two a trip to France. Winners will be announced during a selection party in their local market this summer and, in September, will join their local DJ and a friend for a weekend of Hennessy luxury.

Winners will experience firsthand the skill and craftsmanship that goes into each bottle of Hennessy in Cognac, France. There they will also be treated to first class accommodations including a gourmet dinner at the Hennessy private chateau and a tasting of Hennessys most exclusive cognacs, before they are whisked away to Paris for a private concert with hip-hop superstar Common live in concert.

Currently touring in support of his latest album, the critically received Be (Geffen Records), Common is one of the hottest artists in hip-hop today. Executive produced by fellow Chicagoan Kanye West, the album features guest appearances by some of the top names in music today including John Mayer, John Legend and West among others.

The ability to combine the heritage of the Hennessy brand alongside Common, one of the most respected musical artists of today, will create an experience that a select few lucky fans will never be able to forget, said John Santos, Marketing Brand Director for Hennessy Cognac. Hennessy has a rich history of connecting with prestigious places and special events such as this which, over the last 240 years, has helped establish the brand with a longstanding tradition.

To extend the promotion locally, Hennessy will encourage music fans in New York City, Detroit, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Chicago to tune into the on-air contest promotion this summer. All qualifying contestants of the Hennessy VIP Access Weekend will receive a copy of Commons new CD, Be, a Hennessy DJ bag and a luxury key chain to Cognac.

DJs participating in the Hennessy VIP Access Weekend promotion include Atlantas Ryan Cameron of WVEE, New York Citys Von Harper of WBLS, Detroits Bushman of WJLB, D.C.s 2 Face of WKYS, Houstons The Krackernuttz of KBXX, and Chicagos Mike Love & The Diz of WGCI.

About Hennessy V.S

Hennessy is the leading cognac producer in the world and Hennessy V.S is the best selling cognac marque worldwide. The Hennessy V.S cognac is a blend of over forty different eaux de vie originating from four premier grape-growing regions of Cognac, France. This exclusive cognac is aged up to eight years in French oak barrels to create a deliciously bold, lively blend of robust spice and ripe fruit flavors.

Hennessy is imported, sold and marketed by Mot Hennessy USA, the worlds leading wine and spirits company of French luxury group LVMH. Mot Hennessy USA is the only sales and marketing organization in the United States representing the groups internationally renowned portfolio of brands, including: Mot & Chandon Champagnes, Dom Perignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart champagnes; Belvedere and Chopin vodkas; Green Point, Terrazas de los Andes, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay and Newton Vineyard, Domaine Chandon California, sparkling and still wines. Mot Hennessy USA also sells and markets certain brands not owned by the Group, including Grand Marnier/Navan and Casa Lapostolle as well as the Clicquot Inc agency wines.

Media Contact:
Neil Alumkal
(212) 999-5585 x209
nalumkal@5wpr.com

Neil Steinberg
(212) 999-5585 x208
nsteinberg@5wpr.com


 
COMMEMORATING THE 41ST ANNIVERSARY OF LATE RAP ICON EAZY-E'S

SEPTEMBER 7 BIRTHDAY, CAPITOL/PRIORITY RECORDS TO RELEASE 'ETERNAL E: GANGSTA MEMORIAL EDITION' CD/DVD

Expanded Collection Features 16 Eazy-E Songs, Seven Videos Starring Eazy-E And The Previously Unreleased "A Lil' Eazier Said" Single From Eazy-E's Son, LIL' E

IN STORES: SEPTEMBER 6, 2005

July 22, 2005: Hollywood, CA:

On September 6, Capitol/Priority Records will commemorate the 41st anniversary of Eazy-E's September 7, 1964 birth and the tenth anniversary of the rap icon's 1995 death by releasing Eazy-E - 'Eternal E: Gangsta Memorial Edition', a deluxe CD/DVD package. The expanded set includes 16 Eazy-E songs, seven music videos starring Eazy-E and the previously unreleased song "A Lil' Eazier Said" from Eazy-E's son, the 21 year old emerging rap artist, LIL' E. The DVD also includes three HIV/AIDS Public Service Announcements. At the age of 31, Eazy-E died on March 26, 1995 due to AIDS-related causes.

Eazy-E was born Eric Wright on September 7, 1964. He rocketed 'Straight Outta Compton' to gangsta superstardom with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Yella in N.W.A Eazy-E became one of rap's most important figures by paving the way for the rap businessman. The Compton rapper-executive took the then-revolutionary step of launching his own Ruthless Records in the mid-1980s and helped to popularize gangster rap with his solo recordings and as a member of N.W.A, the controversial rap super group.

"He started the whole gangster rap era," says LIL' E, Eazy-E's son. LIL' E's "A Lil' Eazier Said," a previously unreleased update of Eazy-E's classic "Eazy-er Said Than Dunn" single, is included on Eazy-E - 'Eternal E: Gangsta Memorial Edition'. "There wouldn't be nothing - not 2Pac, not Biggie, not 50 Cent, not Dr. Dre, not Eminem - if it wasn't for my father," LIL' E continues. "He started it. He's the Godfather of gangster rap."

In addition to LIL' E's new track on the new 'Eternal E' package, the set's DVD includes three Rap-It-Up Public Service Announcements, produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation and BET. The PSAs are designed to foster HIV/AIDS awareness through celebrating Eazy-E, a rap legend who fell victim to the epidemic.

In a March 2005 article paying tribute to Eazy-E and his musical legacy, the Los Angeles Times called Eazy-E's 'Eazy-Duz-It' and N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton' "landmark albums" and continued, "These albums established Eazy-E, from the then-little known suburb of Compton, as a major player in the rap industry." 'Straight Outta Compton' also earned the ranking of #144 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" and was ranked #10 in Spin magazine's July 2005 tally of the "100 Greatest Albums 1985-2005."

Eazy-E - 'Eternal E: Gangsta Memorial Edition' is the most complete tribute available for one of rap's most significant figures.

"This album keeps his legacy pushing and keeps his name out there," LIL' E says.

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For more information on Eazy-E - 'Eternal E: Gangsta Memorial Edition',
contact Betsy Bolte at 818-508-9296 or bb@betsybolte.com

Tracklist for 'Eternal E: Gangsta Memorial Edition':

CD DVD
1. Boyz-N-The Hood (remix) 1. We Want Eazy
2. 8 Ball (remix) 2. Only If You Want It
3. Eazy-Duz-It 3. Eazy-er Said Than Dunn
4. Eazy-er Said Than Dunn 4. 100 Miles & Runnin'
5. No More ?'s 5. Neighborhood Sniper
6. We Want Eazy 6. Straight Outta Compton
7. Nobody Move 7. Appetite For Destruction
8. Radio *** + 3 Rap-It-Up HIV/AIDS Public Service Announcements
9. Only if You Want it
10. Neighborhood Sniper
11. I'd Rather F*** You
12. Automobile
13. Niggaz My Height Don't Fight
14. Eazy Street
15. Real Muthaphukkin G's
16. Ole School S***
17. A LIL' Eazier Said, featuring LIL' E (previously unreleased)


 
Is Apple Thwarting Independent Music Podcasters?

Despite the widespread proliferation of podcasts through Apples new iTunes version 4.9, it appears music podcasters that legally distribute independent music are being left behind and effectively locked out of the iTunes podcast directory, which is fast becoming the primary vehicle to find podcasts.

San Diego CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2005 -- Despite the widespread proliferation of podcasts through Apples new iTunes version 4.9, it appears music podcasters that legally distribute independent music are being left behind and effectively locked out of the iTunes podcast directory, which is fast becoming the primary vehicle to find podcasts.

The Association of Music Podcasting (AMP) represents the largest podcasting content group in the world, with forty three members. As of this release, three weeks after the delivery of the latest version of iTunes, thirty four AMP podcast feeds remained unlisted in the iTunes directory. These podcasts were subsequently either listed in the iPodder.org directory that served as the initial basis for the iTunes client ,or were submitted within twenty-four hours of the iTunes release.

It appears Apple has placed procedural obstacles for many older, established podcasts to quickly enter its iTunes directory. Despite that brand new podcast submissions appear to be taking a reasonable amount of processing time (approximately 48 hours), many legacy podcasters have waited weeks without a presence on iTunes.

Moreover, podcasts taken from the original iPodder.org listing are barred from resubmission, with no available option to resolve the issue of podcasts "on hold."

Its frustrating, says Chris MacDonald, owner of IndieFeed Podcasts, founding member and Director of Legal Affairs at AMP. Weve been podcasting since mid September of 2004, when this thing really got started. I have thousands and thousands of listeners; yet our fans cant migrate to iTunes easily. We are losing loyal listeners who arent technically savvy or who choose not to run two podcast aggregators at a time. Its silly to suggest Apple cant add those feeds to their directory in a reasonable amount of time. Its also odd that my non-music feeds, which were provided to Apple at the same time, migrated to the iTunes directory in only two days.

"Corporations are looking to take advantage of the roadwork that the existing podcasting community has created via an unfettered, open-choice format, says Derrick Oien, President of AMP. Oien is one of the earliest legal music podcasters, going back to the fall of 2004. His show is among many not yet listed in the iTunes directory. Oien adds, It appears that Apple is more concerned with molding the community to their immediate commercial needs than with embracing this open community and adhering to an effective long term strategy. We have witnessed the early evolution of podcasting at a break-neck pace; partly because podcastings open format rapidly adapts to fit the needs of the community at large. Successful corporations will embrace rather than attempt to control this phenomenon. AMP continues to rapidly amass a large and dedicated collective audience, and we are working with people and organizations that approach podcasting in the spirit in which it was conceived. We look forward to working with them. At some point we expect that the support we receive daily from listeners and artists will get Apple's attention."

About the Association of Music Podcasting
AMP was formed in January 2005 to unite podcasters who play legally available independent music. AMP DJs are music lovers who have access to great, mostly independent music that you probably haven't heard of (yet). AMP provides a fresh alternative, and its all legal and safe to download. AMP members operate their own unique podcast shows.

AMP can be found on the web by visiting http://www.musicpodcasting.org.

Contacts:
Chris MacDonald, Director of Legal Affairs
Phone: (202) 669-6686

Derrick Oien, President
Phone: (858) 205-3730

CONTACT INFORMATION
Chris Macdonald
http://www.musicpodcasting.org/
202 669 6686