Over five hundred producers and industry professionals congregated last weekend in downtown Phoenix for the One Stop Shop conference masterminded by the Money Management Group. Panels which included Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, DJ Toomp, Mr. Porter, Lenny S (Def Jam), Arif Gursel (Microsoft /Zune), Shalik Berry (Universal) and Wendy Day plus many more kept the attendees busy for the two day duration.
Crackhouse Recordings was established in 2000 by The SmackDaddy MC’z - Ill Phil and Tha PCP - to release their first E.P “Born With AIDS”. The EP gained notoriety throughout the Burnley area and nationwide, with a review featuring in Hip Hop Connection.
A top notch college athlete who graduated from Princeton University at age 20, Skip-Dawg's academic and athletic achievements only scratch the surface of this remarkable individual’s incredible and inspirational life story.
Elevating his way to superstardom, rapper, Flo Rida (Poe Boy Music Group / Atlantic Records) celebrated the release of his debut album, "Mail on Sunday", on Sunday March 16th at Cameo Theater in Miami's South Beach. The star-studded bash was hosted by model and television personality Melyssa Ford along with Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat.
Lupe Fiasco trail-blazed his path to critical acclaim when his Atlantic Records debut, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor exec-produced by Jay Z, was released. Possessing head-spinning wordplay and a topical range more akin to the underground than the mainstream, the 25-year-old lyricist proved that talent can still make waves in the rap game.
DJ Leggs aka Daddy Long Leggs is undoubtedly one of Prov RI's fastest arising prodigies. Leggs specializes incredible skill in the music and dance world. Born and raised in one of the hardest sides of towns and influenced by streets like so many others.
Saturday 1st March celebrated the success of BET’s launch right here in the UK. The star studded red carpet event took place in the West End’s Café de Paris. Guests on the night included Musiq Soulchild, Jamelia, Lemar and Soulja Boy.
Since the release of chart hit ‘What We Do’ featuring our own master of grime Lethal B and US heavyweight Twista, the Kray Twinz have been touring, released club smash ‘Indian Dance’ with Elephant Man and have been tied to their desks producing for US and UK artists including legendary Sting, Truth Hurts, Lee Ryan, Ray-J, Hayes, Ronny Jordan, DMX & Ce’Cile.
In the early 1970’s a new musical genre was born in the neighborhoods of the South Bronx in New York. Gifted teenagers with plenty of imagination build a new musical style from spare parts: Hip-Hop, was a product of pure street-wise ingenuity by extracting rhythms and melodies from existing records and mixing with searing poetry.
Akrobatik’s varsity rhyme career hatched in 1998, when his first single, “Ruff Enuff”, dropped on Boston’s own Detonator Records. In addition to introducing fans to Ak’s accessible intellectuality, the album paired him with co-defendant Mr. Lif for the first time on “The Fat Sh**” B-side and fueled anticipation for an ensuing 12” flurry.
Slug and producer Ant are set to release their highly anticipated sixth official studio album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold on April 21st 2008. The acclaimed Minneapolis-based hip hop group have performed over 2000 shows and sold well over one million units worldwide as the flagship artist on the independent label Rhymesayers Entertainment.
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DJ Warrior is considered the most influential DJ on the West Coast within the hip-hop industry & beyond. Beginning his career as a DJ at house parties and clubs, now after 10 years in the game, Warrior has moved on to being the official Mixtape DJ for various popular artists.
Read more: DJ Warrior - Biography
Budding entrepreneur, music industry trend-setter, successful Platinum rapper and Executive Producer, Rick Ross (Def Jam / Slip N' Slide) is set to release his highly-anticipated documentary, "M. I. Yayo" on March 25th 2008, two weeks following the release of his sophomore effort, "Trilla", which is also due in stores on March 11th 2008.
Breis (breeze) is a London based rap artist originally from Nigeria. He describes his music as BAM (British-African Music), a fusion of hip hop, jazz and African percussion. He has toured internationally in various countries such as France, Portugal, New York, Mauritius, Norway and Japan to name but a few. He has shared the stage with world class artists such as Afro beat musician Dele Sosimi, Dead Prez, Ty, Les Nubians, Omar Sosa, and Kim Burrell.