Friday, August 29, 2008
from www.myspace.com/daonly1kuz... KUZ has been on theBillboard Hip Hop Charts forweeks with a peek position of#3. His single “Boss Status”was featured for 30 days as a#1 ring tone on Jamster.comand now rests comfortably at #20 & 21. He's been featured in the Quad City Timesand RC Reader news papers and has performed with the likes of T. Pain and Soulja Boy at the i Wireless Center in Moline, IL. He’s been featured on the SourceMagazines site as a winner of the How Do You Rep the Source contest as well asreceiving positive accolades on the Violator All Star DJ’s site. Besides being cast inthe Code Black Entertainment Film “April Fools” (2007) and having been theNumber #2 most added artist on the CMJ Music journal, KUZ has managed to stayafloat in the media without the support of a major label. To see is to believe! Followthe links and explore for your self the world of KUZ!!!(copy from Kuz Myspace...www.myspace.com/daonly1kuz)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY was no joy ride for Drastic. His family was unstable as he grew up with a biological father who played little role in his life. Following the murder of his father, Drastic found himself near homeless at 19 years of age. He took a year off to restructure his path for the future and hasn’t looked back since. The Untouchable DJ Drastic is a self propelled professional in every aspect of his career. It’s no wonder why he has the backing of not only major record labels but multi-faceted corporations.
At 25 years of age, The Untouchable DJ Drastic has dominated every major nightclub in New York City and surrounding areas, broken countless acts propelling them to peak positions on the Billboard charts, toured with platinum recording artists, impacted every form of radio (College, Commercial, Internet, Mobile, and Satellite), instructed students at Scratch DJ Academy, spoken on numerous industry panels, founded his own brand and collective in The Coalition Network, and the list goes on.
The Untouchable DJ Drastic also discreetly serves on the Board of Directors and as a front man for The BumSquad DJz Worldwide. Drastic can also be found in-studio working on various forthcoming projects in addition to his own.
Despite his extensive resume, Drastic emphasizes that he’s just getting started. “For me, it’s all about legacy. I wish that there were 48 hours in each day so that I had the stamina and time to expedite all of my ideas accordingly. I receive credit for my accomplishments but I tend to think that I’m just getting started. I prefer to move under the radar. I stay away from negativity and never stop for anyone. In my heart, I’m a product of the culture. I’m not fabricated or premeditated. I’ve been through a lot. If I was to ever slow down it would be purely by choice. While other individuals are talking, drinking, smoking, or focusing on women, I’m in my own space striving towards a higher plateau. We must preserve our culture as DJs, entertainers, enthusiasts, purists, supporters, and so forth. Actions speak louder than words. The time is now.”
Video footage of The Untouchable DJ Drastic discussing the Million DJ March can be found on YouTube.com. He recently addressed the event while in the United Kingdom on FM107.9 during a live mix show with host Mark Devlin of The Coalition Network.
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For more information regarding The Untouchable DJ Drastic go to www.TheUntouchableDJDrastic.com
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Serius discovered the power of his words and true talent for captivating a crowd while huddled in playful neighborhood ciphers. After entering a freestyle battle as a dare, Jones caught the eye of now multi-platinum producer Needlz, who noted the young emcee’s insatiable passion, broad appeal, and unparalleled charisma. Needlz decided to support Serius’ talent with production resources, however, on a cold Harlem night Jones was arrested and incarcerated on weapons charges, temporarily derailing his plans for success.
He was officially signed to Disturbing Tha Peace/ Def Jam Recordings in January 2007 with a multi-million dollar contract and continued building his vision day by day, as his fan-base expands within the “Life Is Serius” movement. Serius has since recorded over 100 songs for his debut release “Life Is Serius,” an epic journey through his vigorous life. Grammy Award winning recording artist and founder of DTP, Ludacris along with executives Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon were unable to catapult the dynamic talent of the young emcee. "I feel that Serius is capable of changing the game as we know it," said Chaka. "He is battle-proven, but not limited to being a battle rapper. His approach to Hip Hop is refreshing and challenging, and it's no holds barred. '07 is gonna be serious for Hip Hop... pun intended." With the completion of King Me: The Official Street Album, and battle stripes under his moniker, “Mister Uptop” was ready to bring his music to the national front. When DTP severed ties with its long partnered label DefJam along with other complications Serius' national release was delayed. Determined to share his story with the world, Serius wrote and directed his own epic "Motion Picture" depicting the rise of the young rapstar from a gifted child, recorded a sountrack and also is releasing his own independent project Serius Bizness.. According to Serius "Overcoming obstacles and winning regardless of the greatest challenges life throws at you is what makes a real champion." Chuuch!
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Being armed with a dangerous flow, and equipped for the grind to come, Stimuli emerged on to the mix tape circuit, leaving a blazing trail of tracks on some of the hottest mix tapes in rotation. In 2003, Stimuli attacked the music scene with the release of his first mix-tape “Let Me Show You the Way”, where he unleashed his smooth, conversation like flow, combined with sarcasm and metaphorical genius. Often called “the voice of the people”, his grind had now created a serious buzz in the streets and industry alike. Testimony to that came in October, with Stimuli being named The Source Magazine’s “Unsigned Hype”.
In 2004, proclaimed to be the “next best thing “to come out of Brooklyn since Biggie and Jay-Z, Stimuli released his second mix-tape, “Follow My Lead”. His witty, complex verses made you quickly press rewind. In 2005, staying loyal to his fans Stimuli dropped “Switch Sides”, a CD/DVD combination where he masters the art of storytelling. Similar to the hard baseline of a track, Stimuli’s voice is like the missing instrument. Street credibility and industry recognition continued to grow, and Stimuli caught the eye of Lenny S, then A & R of Virgin Records and negotiated a major label deal.
In 2005, Stimuli displayed his musical talent on a worldwide scale, performing in the first “I Love Hip Hop Tour” in Morocco. After being featured in many of the elite urban publications, performing at various venues, and making radio station appearances in late 2006, Stimuli released “New York State Of Mine “. The mix tape is an official throwback, echoing the classic sounds of New York hip hop, with features from Joel Ortiz, Memphis Bleek, Peedi Peedi, and Maino, with lyrics strong enough to take the city by storm. In August 2007, Stimuli won Best Lyricist for Urban Threshold’s 5th Annual Underground Music Awards, recognition that was well deserved, and a precursor to all that is to come. To date Stimuli can be found in the studio working diligently on his debut album, “Thee Emotion Picture”, an upcoming feature film with Terrence Howard called “Fighting”, several tv promos with MTV2 and BET and a lead role for indie film “Gotta Get Mines”.
Friday, August 15, 2008
For professional consideration please contact, DJ Furious Styles via e-mail: DJFuriousStyles@tmail.com or call (202) 294-0419
Thursday, August 14, 2008
He currently serves as President of the Hip Hop Caucus in Washington, D.C. The Hip Hop Caucus is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization that inspires and motivates those born after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Rev. Yearwood was a co-creator of the 2004 campaign "Vote or Die" with Sean "P Diddy" Combs. He was also the Political and Grassroots Director for Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network, and a Senior Consultant to Jay Z's Voice Your Choice.
Rev. Yearwood was the National Director of the Letelier-Moffitt Human rights Award winning, Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign in which he organized a coalition of national organizations and grassroots organizations to advocate for the rights of Hurricane Katrina survivors. Rev. Yearwood has become an important figure in the peace movement as an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq and the Bush Administration. He was an Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and led the "Make Hip Hop Not War" national bus tour to engage more young people in the movement for peace.
He is currently working with Grammy Award Winning artist T.I. and Platinum Selling artist Keisha Cole on Respect My Vote! which is a non-partisan voter registration, education, and mobilization campaign of the Hip Hop Caucus. This groundbreaking initiative focuses on the 18-29 year old demographic that did not attend college.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Jeannie returned to her hometown, Washington, D.C. to create I'm Outta Here Entertainment, Inc. which is responsible for publishing and producing her syndicated entertainment report, "Jeannie's Juice", Kitty Cat Lounge Radio/Events, and the PBS documentary, "Our Children Are In Pain. “IOH Entertainment in association with Jeannie Jones Meow Media specializes in: Publicity, Radio/TV/Film/Theater Productions, Casting, Management and Publishing (Meow Music Mix-ASCAP). ImOuttaHereEnt@aol.com Next, Jeannie joined the Radio One Network as a talk show host. While at Radio One, she also became part of the Russ Parr Morning Show. She then moved on to host the #1 rated night show on WPGC 95.5 (CBS Radio) and guest star on the Donnie Simpson Morning Show as co-host and news reporter. Jeannie's talents also extend to voiceovers for the WNBA and spokeswoman for several corporate clients including IPOD, Coca Cola, Smirnoff, Gillette, Anheuseur-Busch and L'OREAL Paris. She is also a featured music critic (WTTG-FOX 5 TV, Washington Post, XM Satellite, BET), a motivational speaker as well as community activist through the Jeannie Jones Speak Out Series.
She has received numerous awards including the NAACP Leadership Award for donating her time and resources to such organizations as the American Lung Association, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Children's National Medical Center, Miss USA Pageant, The Sports & Entertainment Law Students Association at Howard University, Urban Journalism Workshop/National Public Radio, Bring Wellness and Healthcare to Communities for Education and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, The Jeannie Jones Beltway Fitness Tour and she is a member of the National Association for Female Executives. Jeannie vows to "always encourage youth to be the best they can be" and "elevate tomorrow's leaders today" through her mentoring program and Grant My Wish Foundation. email@example.com
Affectionately known as the "Kitty of the City", with her sultry trademark "meow" sound, The Jeannie Jones Show is currently heard weekdays 10AM-2PM on 93.9 KISS FM.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
(Adapted From The Washington Post)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Born and raised in Washington D.C., Damu’s parents were both classically trained musicians; his mother was a pianist and his father was a drummer. Yet, he wasn’t quick to tell them about his affinity towards music. “When I got to junior high school that’s when I knew I wanted to do music,” Damu says in his calm voice. “Even then I kept it a secret. Your parents are always trying to claim what you get from them. You get their eyes, their nose, etc.”
Initially, he started MCing but chances are a shy MC isn’t going to be heard. Realizing that his passion laid behind the beat, Damu quickly started absorbing every song he could hear—sample by sample and drum pattern by drum pattern.
“Once I understood how hip-hop worked I started doing graffiti, buying records and wanted to DJ,” says Damu, who now owns around 10,000 records. “Some of my [production] influences were K-Def, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, RZA, DJ Premier, Erick Sermon—that was the core music I was listening to in 1998. From a sample standpoint I was into Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Bob James…the list goes on.”
Thursday, August 7, 2008
(Adapted from www.DJHonda.com)
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The Million DJ March promises to be a historic event. Like you, I am excited to be a part of it. I am sending you this e-mail to invite you to a complimentary dinner and seminar on retirement and insurance planning titled "Your Financial Future". This seminar is to be held on the evening of Friday, August 29th, and is aimed at helping those attending The March prepare for their financial future. If you ask some of your friends that work a "9-5" about the benefits their employer provides. They will most likely tell you they receive a 401(K) plan with matching employer contributions, life insurance, and medical/dental insurance. Most DJ's are forced to provide their own benefits... This event is complimentary and offered exclusively to those that have officially registered for The March. Please RSVP by August 15, 2008. To RSVP, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 984-5214. I look forward to meeting with you.
Sincerely, Steven Rosner
Friday, August 1, 2008
Today, BCD defended their actions and business in a letter sent to HipHopDX from H. Blakeslee, the music group's managing director.
The letter stated the following: "BCD is a reputable Texas-based independent music and video distributor engaged in the distribution of finished master sound recordings. BCD has an excellent reputation in the independent marketplace and is well-respected in the world of independent retail. BCD has over 500 titles in its catalog ranging from urban, to rock and alternative, to classical, to country, to comedy, and to children’s titles.
BCD legitimately believes that it had proper authorization from the respective artists’ representatives as well as employees of Atlantic’s marketing department to distribute the Plies Real Definitions mixtape and the Gucci Mane's No Pad No Pencil mixtape. However, promptly after receiving notice from Atlantic’s legal department (and prior to the legal action being commenced) BCD stopped selling both mixtapes – and BCD advised Atlantic that it would cooperate to resolve the dispute without the need for litigation. Even so, Atlantic maliciously filed suit against BCD in Federal Court in the Southern District of New York alleging copyright infringement.
Although BCD cooperated in removing the mixtapes from the distribution chain, BCD vigorously disputes Atlantic’s position in the case. BCD believes that the marketing people at Atlantic condone the sale of mixtapes to build awareness of a particular artist’s forthcoming studio album but, in a classic case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing, the Atlantic legal department then comes to court with “unclean hands” and tries to punish BCD for doing precisely what Atlantic authorized it to do.
BCD fully expects to prevail in the event that Atlantic pursues the case any further."
Atlantic Records is home to DJ Drama [click to read] and his Aphilliates Music Group, who went through a very highly-publicized federal investigation with the RIAA over similar disputes [click to read].
BCD recently released Devin The Dude's Smoke Sessions Volume 1 [click to read]. The group has worked with artists such as Trae, Lil Flip and others in the past.
(Adapted From HipHopDX.com)
He was raised in a West Indian household with his mother’s side of the family who were from the heart of Kingston Jamaica. His father was from the Ivory Coast.
C.L.A.P's first influences in music came as he grew up under his two older cousins that played the roles of older brothers. Always having the radio on, he was exposed to a vast array of artists. Everything from B.D.P, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Run DMC, Ultra-Magnetic, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest and NWA were played in that household, along with exposure to the Hip-Hop culture in the forms of music, graffiti, break dancing, etc.
One would have never thought back then that he would become the slick witted MC with the raspy voice who flips his words pertaining to his upbringing, college years & personal life episodes.
C.L.A.P's first attempt as an M.C came when he was in the 8th grade. It wasn’t until a local artist saw something special in him & said keep on writing and rhyming until you master your craft that he began to take the art form to a next plateau.
After years of sitting by the radio with instrumentals & making local mixtapes, C.L.A.P furthered his education in life & went away to Buffalo State College. There he gained added exposure performing at local clubs, doing radio interviews & learned how to make & format songs.
In college is where he adapted his stage name C.L.A.P which is an acronym for Camouflage Ladj Attacking Problems. It was a perfect fit for an M.C who has a witty way of expressing social issues. After graduating in 2004 with a B.A in Mass communication C.L.A.P went back to the Bronx to pursue his dream. He was given an opportunity to get on BET’s #1 video show 106 & Park’s Freestyle Fridays. After winning several times he was only beaten by himself with a loss for words when an entire show was based around his presence.
That didn’t stop this young bright & determined M.C. He continued to do freestyles on mixtapes, performing all over NYC, doing radio interviews and putting out CD samplers on his own. He has also broadened his knowledge of the music business by obtaining jobs at G-Unit & Interscope records.
The artists most influential to C.L.A.P's career are The Notorious Big, Big L, Big Pun, and rappers from his local neighborhood located in Section 5 of Co-op City. C.L.A.P is looked upon as the artist with a raspy voice that has real life content. With 6 mixtapes under his belt such as “Stay Hungry”, “The Love Outweighs The Hate” and his latest classic street mixtape “Made in the Bronx” hosted by Superstar Jay, C.L.A.P is ready to take on the music industry and show the world his talent.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
"I am a DJ. I started my career as a DJ and a collector of records." says the NY emcee. "The Million DJ March speaks to the longevity of the DJ community. If deejaying is going to survive in to the future, we are going to have to take it a little more seriously than just a party past time."
Founded by A. Shaw, after her many years of working within the DJ and mixtape community, The Million DJ March, far from disrespecting or parodying the Million Man March and its mission, was started in an effort to bring the DJ community worldwide together on issues that effect not just the DJ's themselves, but the music listening public they entertain.
KRS One expands by saying, "Once and for all, the American public needs to hear from the DJ's in a unified voice. There are questions that the American public has for for the DJ and one of the concerns of the American public, for DJ's in every medium, is the lack of responsibility that DJ's show to younger ears. The DJ's I know care about the public they play for; many of them are responsible parents themsleves. It is not that DJ's are irresponsible, it is that DJ's do not speak in one unified voice on anything. By signing your name to this event, among other things, you vow to uphold a standard of excellence in the art of deejaying."
In addition to unity, the mission of the Million DJ March is education and inspiration. "The Million DJ March is a call to excellence in the deejaying industry." KRS One says. "This is your craft. This is an opportunity to participate in the further development of your craft. The uniqueness of The Million DJ March and its surrounding workshops provides an opportunity for those just getting started, as well as the seasoned veterans, to participate in the advancement of deejaying."
A. Shaw, who also recently added the well-respected Harlem advocate DJ S&S as a keynote speaker to the March and Grammy-winning DJ Dirty Harry (Alicia Keys "No One") as a performer, couldn't be happier with her new spokesperson. "I have been aware and informed about KRS One's Stop the Violence Movement, and I think it is an extremely positive one." she shares. "KRS is a voice that rings through cultural and entertainment barriers. We are ecstatic to have him on board."
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DJ Aaries also takes enormous pride in creating the Hood Hard DJ's, an alliance of 150 DJ's. They do not service music like record pools, but actually are more hands on with artists. To date the group has had their hands on in breaking records such as Nappy Roots "Good Day" and V.I.C.'s "Get Silly" which was their first official record as Hood Hard Hitmakers.
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DJ Chuck T has undeniably positioned himself as an industry power player. His mixtapes have helped make household names of artists like Boyz N Da Hood; Slick Pulla and BloodRaw of USDA; Kinfolk Kia Shine, Flo-Rida, Trey Songz and Rich Boy, to name a few. And his hard work has not gone unnoticed. Since 2005, DJ Chuck T has been nominated for over 60 awards, including an award for “Best New Mixtape DJ” at the 10th Annual Justo’s Mixtape Awards. With consecutive wins in multiple categories since [year 1st nominated], he’s also won a record [number] Southern Entertainment Awards. The press has also embraced Chuck T, with MTV naming him one of the Top 5 Mixtape DJs of 2007... from www.djchuckt.com
Thursday, July 17, 2008
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50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Immortal Technique, Chingy, and Rick Ross are just a few of many who will participate in the series of public service announcements designed to curb the increasing levels of violence among youth.
"We are in a state of emergency—school shootings, nooses being hung from trees, domestic violence, gang violence, police brutality and war. In the midst of mass turmoil the Hip Hop community cannot afford to stand still," KRS said about the need for a new campaign.
In addition to the PSAs, various youth programs, lectures, films, and a new Stop the Violence album will follow.
While Hip Hop has been widely criticized for violent imagery that often celebrates death, the rappers involved with the project recognize that the culture has the ability to change society.
The project even drew the attention—and support—of Stanley Crouch, an outspoken critic of Hip Hop culture.
In an editorial that appeared last week on the SacBee website, Crouch praised KRS—while condemning T.I.—for a campaign that "couldn't come too soon."
"If this smart campaign is successful in lessening the slaughter of black people from coast to coast," Crouch writes, "we will all be glad to admit that hip-hop has begun to discourage the kinds of actions that resulted in the ominous charges now facing Clifford Harris, way down yonder in Atlanta."
The original Stop the Violence campaign began in the late 80's in response to rising violence in the community and the death of Boogie Down Productions co-founder Scott La Rock. The movement birthed the classic anthem, "Self Destruction", which featured a who's who of Hip Hop including Doug E. Fresh, Public Enemy, Stetsasonic, and Boogie Down Productions. All proceeds from the campaign were donated to the National Urban League.
(Adapted from www.HipHopDX.com)
On the radio side of things, Troy was quickly becoming Mr. Exclusive because he was doing interviews with some of today's top entertainers in the music industry. His growing relationship with these entertainers helped birth his highly controversial mixtape series, "KRIP2NITE". The "KRIP2NITE" mix tapes were quickly becoming a way that Troy could help artists get exposure in different markets. Many have been featured on these mixtapes from nationally known southern artists to chart topping artists from the east coast. With the success of Slip N Slide Radio and several other business ventures, Troy finally earned the level of respect and attention he sought out from Ted Lucas.
Mr. Lucas soon realized that Troy was the right man to lead his dj coalition. Consequently, Troy became the President of the Slip N Slide DJ's. With his leadership and visionary skills, Troy has developed the Slip N Slide DJ's from simply being the official dj's to Slip N Slide Records to a bonafide, elite and worldwide dj coalition. There are dj's in almost every country outside of the United States, as well as in every state within the U.S. Troy2davent has also developed the Slip N Slide Dj's into several different branches which include: Slip N Slide MIXTAPES, Slip N Slide RADIO, Slip N Slide DJ's MODELS, Slip N Slide DJ's PROMO, and Slip N Slide DJ's TV. For more information on Troy2davent and the Slip N Slide Dj's, log onto www.myspace.com/troy2davent and www.myspace.com/slipnslidedjs.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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DJ K-SLY (Kathleen Yoon-Taylor) is a journalist for music. This unique lady has shined her experience and diversity on the world. She earned popularity and respect early in the game, while riding the radio waves.
She was the fun-loving feisty voice in Los Angeles on her evening show on 100.3 The Beat (Radio One), which featured her #1 most-listened to entertainment column, "The Sleazy Report."
Prior to The Beat, "K-SLY" was Atlanta's sweetheart on WHTA (HOT 107.9) with co-host rapper, Ludacris (Def Jam).
"K-SLY" expressed, "It was a blessing to work with someone as determined and motivating as Chris [Ludacris]. I learned a lot."
Additionally, she did a brief stint in Las Vegas KVEG (97.5) with a midday slot. "K-SLY" has been touted as the little girl with the big voice which is a far cry from her classical piano training and musical background. Don't be fooled by her pretty smile, this multi-genre equipped DJ can rock any party, from hip-hop to house.
As she strolled into the house music scene, K-Sly was additionally tagged as DJ KATHLEEN TURNER, referring to her ability to turn the tables, in any house.
While "K~SLY" can be heard on Sprint Mobile Radio's "The Ten Spot," she is simultaneously traveling worldwide, gaining much deserved recognition. Most recently, she rocked the hot new flashy "Club Volume" in Seoul, Korea.
She brought 2008 in with fire at the new Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. She is also the official DJ for Universal Republic recording group, Candy Hill where she performed in Seoul, Korea at the infamous Olympic Stadium for the 2007 Ciara Candy Hill Concert, along with several clubs, including Club Circle.
She made a cameo in rapper, Mims' video, "Like This." She appeared on CBS, "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" spinning for Rich Boy's performance of "Throw Some D's" featuring producer, Polow Da Don.
As a DJ, "K-SLY" took Hollywood by storm, spinning at the trendiest clubs, premieres, and events in L.A. and around the country. Deejaying at the largest club in the U.S., Club La Vela, the world-renowned, "Beau Rivage Casino & Resort" in Mississippi, to the "Summer Seeds Reggae Concert Tour" in Hawaii to a Scion Yacht Party at the beautiful, Coeur D'Alene Golf Resort in Idaho, she is fast becoming an ambassador for music lovers around the world.
Her resume includes spinning events for clients like J. Lo's Swimwear, Nick Cannon, Ludacris, G-Unit, and NBA All-Star Week. "K~SLY" was the DJ / announcer for Steve Harvey Big Time, and resident DJ / co-host for the internationally syndicated TV show, Dance 360.
"K-SLY" has been featured on BET's Style, Rap City, MTV's Direct EFX, FOX's On- Air with Ryan Seacrest, the Oxygen Channel, and in numerous publications including, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, Complex, and Audrey Magazine. She was also been a celebrity guest chef for Project-by-Project on BRAVO's Top Chef. On top of that, she was featured in the "Scarface" video game.
"K-SLY" has been a motivational speaker for Rolling Out Magazine's "Entrepreneurial Success" seminar and for H.O.P.E. Worldwide's "Positive Choice" program, and hosted actor/singer, Tyrese's Watts Day, also the Asian Hip Hop Summit. This driven woman even hosted a national radio show for Nissan's Electric Moyo which aired in all the top 10 U.S. markets.
"K-SLY" attended Kansas State University where she graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. During that time, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., socially conscious organization. While attending KSU, she volunteered at the university's radio station, KSDB (91.9).
"K-SLY" is dedicated to her career, sharing it with a passion in promoting youth and community service. She is extremely active in encouraging youths to vote by speaking at several colleges and events. Regularly, she appears at schools throughout the greater Los Angeles area. She believes that youth issues are neglected, and in helping the youth, they may gain a better understanding of their place in society to become productive citizens. She is currently developing a scholarship for young teen mothers who desire to attend college, also an "Anti-Racism" essay scholarship contest. "DJ K-SLY": a multi-faceted artist… Keep your eye on "K~SLY" – She is one that is not to be missed!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Hip Hop Shakedown, A DJ Documentary produced by writer Tex Thomas and L.Holley covers the controversial arrests of DJ Drama and more. This documentary interviews pioneer DJ Kid Capri along with other notables like DJ Green Lantern. The producers decided to make the documentary after being affected by the industry shakedown personally. As former distributors and strong supporters of the mixtape industry they were forced to shutdown business. Hip Hop Shakedown covers the history of mixtapes, the DJs, and the artists like Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, and 50 Cent who have made their names off of mixtapes. Hip Hop Shakedown will be available to retailers early September.
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In 2002, after a chance meeting with the CEO of Cash Money Records, Baby, backstage at a Cash Money concert they were performing at in Gillie’s hometown of Philadelphia, Gillie Da Kid was immediately recognized and approached about becoming a member of Cash Money Records. Placing an offer on the table that Gillie couldn’t refuse, Gillie Da Kid became the first East Coast Hip Hop member of Cash Money Records. Gillie Da Kid was finally on his way, or so it seemed. Focusing on rebuilding his buzz and releasing his first solo effort, Gillie released six mixtapes of one year. Although at the time,
Gillie had no idea that he would be forced to play the background as a ghostwriter to the rest of the Cash Money Millionaires due to his failure to share his publishing royalties with the label, Gillie remained a Cash Money artist behind the scenes, penning some of Cash Money’s biggest hits, not to mention writing for such artists as Lil Wayne and Baby, In 2004, after realizing that Cash Money would never allow Gillie Da Kid to play the forefront artist that he truly was and always has been, Gillie Da Kid decided that it was in his best interest to leave Cash Money Records and return home setting the streets of Philly on fire once again as a free agent.
With the streets of Philadelphia behind him, the swagger of a champion and the heart of a lion determined to bring the City of Brotherly Love back to the forefront as if it never left, Gillie Da Kid has finally achieved the respect he has worked so hard for. Not only carrying the Streets of Philly on his back as the self proclaimed “King of Philly” (and dares anybody to prove him otherwise), the North Philly representative and Philadelphia legend he has become in his hometown and seemingly now across the country has been one of a champion fighter well liked and respected by all. Always spittin truth with no consequence, the confidence Gillie brings to the microphone, coupled with the attention he commands by the ladies as well as the love he gives and receives from the streets, this time around, there is no stopping the King of Philly and his quest to grab the hip hop crown. He will soon be recognized as not only the pen and pad behind Cash Money but as the certified “best rapper alive since the best rapper retired."
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Now, amidst great anticipation, NYOil's debut release, "Hood Treason," will finally see its wide release on July 8th, 2008 courtesy of renowned indie Babygrande Records in conjunction with Petroleum Empire Music Group.
A multitalented emcee and spoken word artist, photographer, graffiti artist, dancer? composer, video director and editor, NYOil is truly a unique, multi-dimensional talent amidst a hip-hop landscape often criticized for its formulaic musical and at times demeaning lyrical content.
With the exception of the likes of an Immortal Technique, no other contemporary emcee offers such compelling, scathing and insightful commentary as to the sad state of hip-hop music and culture.
Most recently, NYOil generated a firestorm of controversy, professing industry superstar Nas' historical and cultural ignorance in light of the announcement of the title of his latest album, "Ni&^er."
See NYOIL's incendiary remarks as widely reported by a multitude ofsites:http://nahright.com/news/index.php?s=NYOilhttp://nyoil1.ning.com/