Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog News: Ferguson Cops Let Dog Urinate On Mike Brown Memorial

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Although the situation in Ferguson has shifted slightly in tone in the weeks since the police shooting death of Michael “Big Mike” Brown, there are still disturbing reports emerging from the scene.

According to unnamed sources, Ferguson cops allowed a police dog to relieve itself on a makeshift memorial for Brown before driving over it with their vehicle.

In a letter from Americans Against The Tea Party, the various instances of mistreatment of citizens and protesters by Ferguson forces was laid out in detail.

The letter also included an account from Mother Jones writer Mark Follman where he stated several state and local officials, including Alderman Antonio French,  told him that they and other eyewitnesses saw an unidentified police officer allow the dog he was handling to urinate on the Brown memorial.

Later, mourners and others supporting the brown family returned to the scene to find the flowers and other notes crushed by police cars.

From Americans Against The Tea Party:

After police arrived, several officers along with their trusty dogs approached demonstrators. Mother Jones reports that three state and local officials confirmed that one officer’s contribution to the memorial, where Brown’s mother laid flowers, was a large amount of ammonia and uric acid – and then devastation.

No video has yet emerged to confirm the claims, but given the wanton lack of regard for the humanity of demonstrators it makes sense that police handling the protests would have absolutely no regard for a memorial to the fallen teenager, given the bigoted viewpoints openly expressed by police involved in exacerbating the situation.

The claims made by the group are not without merit, as the aggressive response by heavily armed police in Ferguson and a bevy of reports from demonstrators on the ground said that they too were mistreated.

Ferguson officials have yet to respond to the allegations brought forth on Wednesday.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Suge Knight Shot Multiple Times After VMA Party turns Violent

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Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood at around 1:30 AM Sunday ... and Suge Knight was shot twice and taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was rushed into surgery ... eyewitnesses and Suge's family tell TMZ.


A source close to Suge tells us ... he was shot in the stomach and arm and apparently in other places as well.

Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri'chard and Apple de Ap all tell TMZ ... they were inside the pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown when they heard 4 shots ring out inside the club.

Suge walked out on his own power ... a cop spotted him and walked the rap mogul to the police car where Suge sat.  Suge was then put in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital.

We do not know the seriousness of Suge's injuries.  Multiple sources now tell us Suge was one of 3 people who were shot.  At least 1 is in critical condition.

Sheriff's deputies had guns drawn as clubgoers exited with their hands in the air right after the shooting.

The night started with tension.  An hour-and-a-half before the shots, Game came to the club and he and his buddies got into an altercation with security guards ... there was a full-on fight.  Game tried to get in was denied and left, but his buddies stayed behind.  We do not know if they were involved in the altercation.

MTV wanted to make it clear ... it wasn't their party ... it's was Chris Brown's.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blog Feature: Afro Hip-Hop & Reggae Artist Bona Karriah From (Brussels-Belgium) Get Down To Talk About His Music ( INTERVIEW )

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Finally get to talk with (Bona Karriah) a very talented up and coming artist in the music  industry.

We really appreciate this moment you gave us to talk to you and let the world know exactly who is (Bona Karriah) and what your music is all about. Since Afro-Pop music became a reference to a lot of people, we are really sure that they want to know more about you.

Tell us about you:
My name is Karriah Bonaparte, Onyero. (AKA)Bona karriah, Singer-Songwriter. I hail from Umunede, Delta state. Nigeria. I was born on the 25TH August, 1984. 

I graduated from Delta state University as a Musicologist(B.A. in Music).
When did you start making music:
My music carrier started since 2006, with a song tittled Our own share produced by primus records Abraka and my second album with 8 tracks produced by SB records Umunede. Now i am coming out real with another hit single tittled "SUKULEKE" produced by LION DREAM RECORDS Bruxelles-Belgium For all my ever demanding fans around the world.

Who is your role model in the music world:
D'Banj, Stromae, PSquare, 2baba, Nneka and Justine Timberlake

Have you ever been so moved by a song that you cried? If so what was it?
Yes, Malaki paul uncut(HD)UK got talent 2012

 Is there anything you would do differently in your career:
Cooking(Chef)

Who would you like to be as famous as:
Psquare or Stromae

What is your secret to be different from other musicians:
My new styles

Who would you want to do a tour/concert with:
BLD or Dbanj

Do you ever get lost in the music:
No

                                         Do you plan to make music for as long as you can:
Yes

What message do you send to your fans:
Always thanking them and say i love you all in return/

Is there any site we can find you and listen to your latest song:
Sure; Twitter  or Youtube or Facebook 

This interview allowed you to reveal yourself and talk more about you? If yes are you satisfy:
100% yes.

Any last thing to mention:
I use this medium to thank my producer, BLD THE LION DREAM and big shout out  to all my ever loving fans. I'm also using this opportunity to let some of my fans who don't understand some of the language i used, its call PIDGEN(broken english).

Thank you very much for your time
You are welcome.

Watch the new single below " sukeleke"

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Killer Mike Says "Our Rights Are Being Violated...Daily"

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In addition to an appearance on CNN to talk about the killing of Mike Brown and current protests in Ferguson yesterday, Killer Mike penned an editorial for Billboard released on Tuesday (August 18) echoing many of the same sentiments he shared on the news channel.

In both the CNN interview and Billboard op-ed Mike details his own empathy for the hardships of being a police officer before leveraging blame for the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner directly upon “bad policing” and “excessive force.”

“We trust police with the power of life and death and with that trust comes a greater responsibility to be better than the current standard of policing I see across America every day,” he writes. “Being a cop must be hard. My dad was one, and never wanted any of his children to follow in his footsteps. Being a cop is often seeing the worst of the human condition and behavior. With all of that said, there is no reason that Mike Brown and also Eric Garner are dead today -- except bad policing, excessive force and the hunt-and-capture-prey mentality many thrill-seeking cops have adapted.

“This week I have seen tanks, rubber bullets and tear gas used by police against the citizens that pay them,” he continues. “This is not Egypt or Syria or Palestine, but today it feels that way. It feels as if death can come, without reason, from a uniformed government official and, if we do not press back against this Blue Wall of Silence and gang-like mentality of our local police, we all are in danger. Whether it is illegal rd stops & checkpoints, where your rights are being violated -- through being forced to answer questions that the 5th Amendment protects you from, or illegal stop-and-frisk that the 4th Amendment is designed to protect you from -- all of our rights are violated and in danger when any American's rights are violated.”

The R.A.P. Music emcee and barber-shop owner also warns against an increase of similar police tactics if the violence goes unchecked.

“This week I have seen tanks, rubber bullets and tear gas used by police against the citizens that pay them,” he writes. “This is not Egypt or Syria or Palestine, but today it feels that way. It feels as if death can come, without reason, from a uniformed government official and, if we do not press back against this Blue Wall of Silence and gang-like mentality of our local police, we all are in danger. Whether it is illegal rd stops & checkpoints, where your rights are being violated -- through being forced to answer questions that the 5th Amendmentprotects you from, or illegal stop-and-frisk that the 4th Amendment is designed to protect you from -- all of our rights are violated and in danger when any American's rights are violated.

“I have chimed in about the brutality that killed this child, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner, and so many others,” Killer Mike adds. “It's shameful, but these are not simply words to commiserate; these words, I hope, serve as a wake-up call to all Americans. Our rights are being violated by people we pay daily. This must end, or every American has failed...The police have the power of life and death in their decisions -- they need to know that Americans hold them to a higher standard than these examples, of American men laying lifeless like deer. Slaughtered hogs in the street.”

Early in the article Killer Mike also offers a resounding warning: “Whatever this country is willing to do to the least of us, it will one day do to us all.”

During his CNN appearance, the Run the Jewels emcee also warns against more widespread civil rights abuses.

“If this police officer is not arrested what immediately may happen is some rioting,” he said. “There will be tears and pain and agony and burning, and I hope it’s not that, but what really happens if this police officer isn’t arrested is all of our rights are continually thrown out of the window. I’m afraid for all Americans, I’m not just afraid for Black Americans today. I’m afraid for all Americans because whether it’s this situation with this particular policeman in Ferguson or illegal traffic stops or policemen asking you questions that directly interfere with your 5th Amendment rights, things have gotten so lax to the point that we all have an apathy that we aren’t on the case about the people we vote into office, meaning mayors, the people they appoint, police chiefs, and the people that are hired police. We as Americans have to be more vigilant about policing the people we pay to protect and serve us.”


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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blog Feature: BLD Talks Future Project And Collaboration

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BLD is a solo artist that reached over 11 millions page views on ReverbNation.com and he still pushing his career to the next level.

While produicing and promoting other artists on his worldwide network, BLD keep bringing good music to his fans and he's the type of rapper that never gives up on his dream.

I'm doing my things independently! Every thing that you see about me,  I made it by myself.I was born in Africa but I came to Europe to do my thing and follow my dream. It's been years now that I'm hustling really hard to represent what I love to do and to represent other people!"

BLD also talk about his latest video release " Parlez-Moi" which is now available on Youtube.

A strickly underground song for the haterz that wanna Parlez-Moi " Talk to Me".

He says his future project will be different this time because he has learned a lots in the music industry.

Collaborating with Bonapart project.

I want you guys to know that in my label, you got Bonapart  coming with his music. Check him out. It's definitely some dope vibe! I know is not hip-hop but is about keeping it real for the music."

For more on BLD, view the Video below.




Follow BLD on Twitter @bld1
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Check Out The Latest Release From " @MACEMILLY " (Ottawa, ON) "Put Your Hands Up"

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SYNOPSIS

“Put Your Hands Up” is a bass heavy party record reminiscent of drum and bass but with a Hip Hop drum pattern and hi hats.

Mace Milly and BC's rapid fire flow instantly transforms the beat from a slow bass undertone to a quick head bopping party starter.

With a catchy hook telling listeners to “throw their hands up” and “jump” this is the type track you want to hear live in concert.

“I made this is for all those bass heads and party animals. Its got a strong baseline to rock the club” - Mace Milly


ABOUT MACE MILLY

Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is usually known for its embassies and buildings but Mace Milly, one of the hottest Emcee's coming out of Canada calls Ottawa home and aims to change his cities boring reputation.

Mace Milly's unique spit fire style of delivery sets him apart from other young emcee's in the game. Teaming with well respected Ottawa Producer, LJ, Mace Milly is on pace to take over the game. Recognizing this young talent Mace Milly has been able to secure features with Hip-Hop heavy weights Brisco (YMCMB), Fred the Godson, Cashis and Diplomat titan Hell Rell.

Mace Milly uses his tough upbringing as motivation for his lyrics. Mace Milly has gone through everything from violence on the streets to spending time in Jail. He uses all his life struggles as motivation to help him prepare his debut EP aptly titled 'Destined to be Famous' dropping in August 2014. With such a boldly named EP, he knows he has no choice but to get on his grind and make that a reality.

Teaming up with well known Ottawa Rapper Goliath PAW, Mace Milly is preparing to embark on a 2014 Fall Tour to help promote his 'Destined to be Famous' EP.

This highly anticipated tour is expected to have many sold out dates meaning fans need hurry if they hope to see the rising star that is Mace Milly!

Listen to the track below



Song - Put Your Hands Up
Artist Name – Mace Milly Ft. BC
Producer - The LJ
Release - August 2014

Follow MACEMILLY on Twitter @MACEMILLY
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Blog Feature: Hip-hop/Rap artist Dopekiid from the city of Ottawa Ontario got down to talk about his music (INTERVIEW).

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Finally get to talk with Dopekiid a very talented up and coming artist in the music industry.

We really appreciate this moment you gave us to talk to you and let the world know exactly who is Dopekiid and what your music is all about.

Since Hip Hop music became a reference to a lot of people, we are really sure that they want to know more about you.

Tell us about you:
I go by the name Dopekiid and I represent the city of Ottawa in Ontario Canada .

I’m 21 years old and been rapping since the age of 16. In my teen years I had a few bumps in the road but music saved  my life, it kept me on the right path, helped me get through the hard times and made me the man I am today.

 When did you start making music:

I stared writing music at 16, just working and perfecting my rhymes and flow. When I was 19 I started recording professionally and collaborating with other artists.

 Who is your role model in the music world

A few people I would consider role models in the Industry are J Cole, Jay Z & 50 Cent. Jay z & 50 Cent are business minded and have mastered monetization within Hip Hop. I also admire their longevity and ability to keep reinventing themselves in a genre where fans are quick to hop on the newest trends. I look at J Cole as a leader because he stays true to himself and his craft. His ability to write conscious songs is definitely a skill I try to emulate at times.

Is there anything you would do differently in your career

One thing I would have done differently would have been to start my music career at a earlier age. It took me awhile to truly focus myself and take my craft seriously.

Who would you want to do a tour/concert with:

I would definitely be down to do tours and concerts with J Cole, Dizzy Wright & Logic. I would love to perform with these artists because of the vibe I feel when I listen to their music. All three are amazing entertainers and crazy lyricists at the same time!


 Do you ever get lost in the music:

When I wrote my song "Revenge Of The Dreamers," I had asked God to musically bless me before writing. As I wrote I felt my mind opening up and I was really able to get into it and lose myself.

 Is there any site we can find you and listen to your latest song:

My Latest Banger, "Hallejujah" featuring Ottawa R&B singer Scrilla, is Available on my soundcloud page. My debut mixtape "The Most Unlikely To Succeed" will be released in August 2014. Until then I got a number of other bangers you can check out - www.soundcloud.com/dopekiids


Thank you very much for your time

Thank you for the interview! Everyone make sure to like my Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/dopekiidbaby and also follow me on Twitter @Dopekiid93 for the latest on Dopekiid and the release of my mixtape “The Most Unlikely To Succeed” dropping this August!

Listen to the track below

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Pras Is Living It Up While His Son Sleep “Shoebox”

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Pras has been out living life to the fullest, while his son has to sleep in a “shoebox,” according to the child’s mother.

Angela Severiano testified in court Thursday (July 24) about the financial strain that forced her into a 250-square foot studio apartment.


Serviano sleeps in the living room area, and their son, Landon, sleeps in a makeshift bedroom.

”This isn’t about Pras,” she said outside of court. It’s about my son who lives in a shoebox.”

Pras had skipped four previous court hearings, partly because he was headed to Brazil for the World Cup . He tried to phone in his testimony during a layover in Columbia but the judge didn’t approve.

He will take the stand in September to argue why his child support payments shouldn’t be increased from $3,000 to $7,000 a month, to allow Serviano to move to a bigger place.  He made over a $1 million last year, court documents state.

The 41-year-old wasn’t  exactly beaming about being in court. The New York Post claims that his only words were “get to the f*ck out of my face” — and that was to a reporter.

There could be another side to this story, or maybe he has jet lag. Kicking back on a yacht and taking selfies with Leonardo DiCaprio is probably pretty tiring.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blog Feature: Interview With Emoshoon Ophy A Duo/ Group From Belgium

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Finally get to talk with Emoshoon Ophy a very talented Duo/ Group in the music industry. We really appreciate this moment you gave us to talk to you and let the world know exactly who is Emoshoon Ophy and what your music is all about.

Since Hip Hop music became a reference to a lot of people, we are really sure that they want to know more about you.

 Tell us about you:
 I love hip hop and i've been listening to hip hop since i was a teenager. Back in days hip-hop was the voice of the youth in the ghetto. It showed the world the intellectual side of blackness and this hip-hop culture spread around the world like wild fire.

We are Emoshoon Ophy from west african near the acient city Timbuktu and we make afro beat music.
It's difficult to represent what we do under one genre.

When did you start making music:
We started making music 4 years ago in Antwerp.


Who is your role model in the music world:
It is difficult to say a particular artist is our role model because we are open to listen to a lot of artists around the world and we have something to learn and admire in each and everyone of them.


Who would you want to do a tour/concert with:
Our music will fit perfectly to any genre so we can tour with any artists, we are supposed to be on tour right now in America with an outfit in California this summer but the information got us late so we couldn't meet up the requirements to travel.


 Do you ever get lost in the music:
No, We never get lost in music You can never get lost in Love. We bring love and happiness. It 's difficult to get lost when living in this world.


 Is there any site we can find you and listen to your latest song:

yes, pls just google our name of visit
soundcloud, reverb etc

Thank you very much for your time

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Blog Feature : Drupy Fli Muzik Recording Artist

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In January 2012 Drupy was named as one of Nashville’s Hottest of 2011 being featured on Concrete Magazine’s/ IUM project by the same name and appearing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Soon after he followed the accomplishment with the announcement of the album Fli Musik 2: Pop World produced by Kyle Lampi (Enjoy the Zoo), Ducko McFli (Trinidad James), SykSynse (Wale, Meek Mill, DJ Drama, Drake) and Boy Genius (Chancellor Warhol).The album release show was held at legendary Mercy Lounge, headlined by the artist himself and featured Nashville’s hottest MC Chancellor Warhol and pop-upstart Beta Pop among others.

He also headlined the popular Nashville event, Y2K, twice, over popular acts Case and Coach and Treekeeper (EDM). He formed the band Purple Noon w/ Wild Minds and former Pink Spyders drummer Bob Ferrari and performed on the Hard Rock Café associated international internet TV show, Balcony TV.

The producers of that show invited Drupy to meet producers Sean Giovonni and Peter Keys (Keyboardist/producer for Rock Hall of Fame legendary southern band Lynyrd Skynyrd) in the stdio. After hearing the album the producers signed on to executive produce Drupy’s follow-upfull-length project, FM3: The End of Dayz, scheduled for a fall 2013 release.

Always staying busy, Drupy was booked as a performer at this year’s Industry Mixer/Showcase held by Concrete Magazine and featured top rap DJ, DJ Smallz. Smallz signed onto host the new mixtape project and hit he studio to preview upcoming tracks off the record. In 2013 Drupy expanded the Fli Musik Group label by adding in-house DJ and A&R, DJ Cevan and legend in the making female MC, Tanya Ali. Drupy received an MTV profile and will have all video content supported by the network independently, while simultaneously brokering a sponsorship deal with performance right org, SESAC to headline the artist first national tour. The seven city college tour called The Fli Gang tour will feature supporting acts like Tanya Ali, Fyutch and Kaby as well as other up-and-coming acts. This year Drupy Fli Musik received two Nashville Independent Music Award nominations, Best Rap/Hip-Hop performer and Hip-hop/Rap Artist of the Year (alongside Chancellor Warhol, Starlito and Fluid Outrage).

The beginning of 2014 has shaped up to be a great start to the year. Drupy released his long unreleased Kanye West collaboration, introduced the world to the Fli Gang Collective by releasing the crew’s first single “YSL” featuring G-Side front man ST 2 Lettaz. He performed alongside ATL newcomer ScottyATL for the buding artist Tour and defended his title as the Illest In the Ville alongside artist like Classic Williams and Mello Rello. Also, the final single to be released of the LSD2 project called “WTF” featuring the who’s who of Nashville underground rap scene (Tanya Ali, Chancellor Warhol, Kaby) has been picked up by MTV and launched the artist own VEVO page (drupyflimusikVEVO).With all of these accomplishments and goals set in the last year alone the future looks bright for the fashionable trendsetting artist.

Drupy Fli Musik in a move to further his brands reach as an independent links with Beau Burgess of Burgess Creative for the design, layout and marketing roll out behind his up-coming project, TIME. The first piece from the collaboration between the creative director and Fli Musik Group is the artist new website image realignment and single launch ("SoulMate"). The sponsorship with AxVaporizers, also a business associate of Burgess Creative, is the brain-child of Burgess who has plans to cross promote artist music with corporate products and entities. The independent artist also inked a deal w/ The Tara Thomas Agency publicist to Hip-Hop A-listers like Dame Grease and upstarts like K-Camp. Bookings for Drupy Fli Musik are handled by Malcolm

“SoulMate” is produced by RePlay Beats for the Fli Musik Group. The song, strung on a catchy beat with instrumentals in the background, describes the connection between a man, and his life’s soulmate, his lady. This single is the first piece scheduled to launch from DFM’s upcoming project, TIME, which is in collaboration with Beau Burgess, creative director of Burgess Creative. DFM, who’s previously headlined popular Nashville events, such as Y2K, and is a nominee of two Nashville Independent Music Award for Best Rap/Hip-hop performer and Hip-hop/Rap Artist of the Year (alongside Chancellor Warhol, Starlito and Fluid Outrage), is expanding his brand’s reach as an independent artist, through his work with Burgess. In a move to strengthen the artist’s image, Burgess Creative is conceptualizing the design, layout and marketing roll out of his new initiative and website branding realignment. Burgess also connected DFM with a sponsorship from AxVaporizers, one of his
company’s business associates, as part of his plans to cross-promote the artist’s work with corporate
products and entities.

The new website launched on June 23, 2014, featuring the new single for streaming, and a promo trailer providing a sneak peak at the music video. The full video version, totaling four minutes and 18 seconds, and mainly shot in an urban setting, was created by TRVLR for Burgess Creative. In time for the release of his new work, Drupy Fli Musik signed a deal with one of CMOA’s creators, and public relations representative to a slew of Hip-hop A-listers, the Tara Thomas Agency. With all of these accomplishments and goals set for the present and the near future, DFM is definitely on the rise to stardom.
Preview “SoulMate’s” video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzhsj8XF4AU
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Blog Feature: Hip-Hop/RnB Artist DaButtonPusha (Tha Honest Femcee) Pittsburgh, Pa Talks About Her Music (Interview)

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Finally get to talk with DaButtonPusha a very talented indie artist veteran  in the music industry.

We really appreciate this moment you gave us to talk to you and let the world know exactly who is DaButonPusha and what your music is all about.

Since Hip Hop music became a reference to a lot of people, we are really sure that they want to know more about you.



Tell us about you:
My Name is DaButtonPusha, Tagline – Tha Honest Femcee. I got my name from a  friend of mine 20 years because I would constantly be in my basement teaching myself something by pressing buttons. I am not new to the indie scene, I simple spent most of my musical career split between being an artist DaButtonPusha and the force behind an Entity JPB (Just Pressin’ Buttons Productions)

When did you start making music:
 I began making music about 18 yrs ago. I begin as a DJ, moved to a producer, then femcee...plus some things.

Who is your role model in the music world:
KRS-One is the #1 reason why I have done anything with hiphop music. I seen hm perform in my town when I was 13yrs old – I wasn’t sure what he was doing – but it had an effect on me, I later seen him as an adult – I was in my late 20’s  - he was rapper and Im standing looking at him like he was GOD himself – and he stopped rapping  - looked at me and said “Do not look at me in awe, what I do – you can do” after that I got to work and I been on my grind since. I had been push many things, especially my network (JPBTV.COM). This year KRS1 came back to Pittsburgh. I hadn’t seen him since I was in my late 20’s. Again he is rapping – this time he stops in the middle of his verse, grabs the JPBTV card out of my hand, reads it to the crowd – and then proceeds to freestyle for 1 full min  to me into my camera…needless to say I think we have a special connect – even still I never personally meet the man. Seeing him this year convinced me to push my music stronger because everything else I had done for others was solid – ITS MY TURN NOW!

Is there anything you would do differently in your career:
Yes if I could change anything I have done u to this point, I probably would focus more on pushing myself and my music, instead of trying to help build a music scene when I live. However since I cannot go back in time, now is as good as any to change the trend.

Who would you want to do a tour/concert with:
My dream show would be with KRS-One – Queen La – Kellee Maize – Mel-Jay, Jasiri X, Immortal Tech, SaRoc, Mos Def, The Roots, Snoop Dog, Kendrick Lamar Erika Badu, Jill Scott and of course Me.

Do you ever get lost in the music:
All the music I make is because I got lost in a track; Im what you would call a composed free style. I now only make one verse bangaz  - therefore rapping myself in a repeative head-bang beat until something comes from the depth of me to the point where it’s a must to spit is kinda my creative process, then I write - .Never do I make music on demand. Im called the honest Femcee because my music is very simple, but deep and it’s very very honest. I overstand that the Micophone is a tool and I use it as such, however my main reason to making music is to VENT J stress relief!

 Is there any site we can find you and listen to your latest song:
Sure a few I am on a few sites like Reverbnation, Soundcloud, MTv,Bandcamp, ect  however the easier way to find out everything about my music and videos is simply visit http://www.dabuttonpusha.com

Thank you very much for your time
I would just like to give a shot-out to you for interviewing me. All the people who have supported DaButtonPusha and JPBTv and my God. Special s/o to Boss Lady.

  
   


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Notorious B.I.G. Estate Suing Persistent R&B Royalty Seeker

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The late, great Notorious B.I.G.’s groundbreaking debut Ready to Die is nearing its 20th anniversary but one particular artist is still seeking to purge his estate for royalties on the only record with a guest appearance.

Leroy Huston, former lead singer of acclaimed 70s R&B group The Impressions is saying “The What” featuring Method Man has been thriving in Hip-Hop head’s earphones for years with an uncleared sample.

The 1974 hit “Can’t Say Enough About Mom” isn’t credited in the creation of the Biggie track, which Huston says was done illegally and has even been campaigning against the slain rapper’s estate. He filed suit against the estate in April of this year.

According to documents obtained by The Jasmine Brand, Biggie’s mother Violetta Wallace, ex-wife Faith Evans and their legal counsel have had enough and they’re suing Huston for a court order that specifically states no copyright infringement has taken place.

Their rep also says the two portion used by producer Easy Mo Bee were done fairly and the ongoing campaign holds no merit.

Listen to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “The What” below and Leory Huston’s “Can’t Say Enough About Mom” on the following page for your own personal reference.





Listen Leroy Huston version

On youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK0j1ehHZLs
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Blog Feature: Atlanta Hip-Hop Artist Carlos Hawkins Get Down to Talk About His Music Project (Interview)

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Finally get to talk with Carlos Hawkins a very talented up and coming artist in the music industry.

We really appreciate this moment you gave us to talk to you and let the world know exactly who isCarlos Hawkins and what your music is all about.

Since Hip Hop music became a reference to a lot of people, we are really sure that they want to know more about you.


 Tell us about you?
Well I'm Carlos Hawkins. Bama bred Atlanta raised. Artist/musician. Young Father of one whom I want the world for. My birthday is Mar 18th. I love music, traveling and new ideas for making money. 

When did you start making music?
I first started making music at the age of 4. Had an interest in instruments and started playing the drums.

Who is your role model in the music world? 
I really look up to artist like JayZ. Yo Gotti. Tip. Self made men. I want to make music for the world.

 Is there anything you would do differently in your career?
If I could start over, I would definitely create a plan. Some things only come with experience though.

 Who would you want to do a tour/concert with?
I definitely want to hit the road with Yo Gotti. Wiz. And boosie.

Do you ever get lost in the music?
Yea, I get lost in music all the time. Instrumentals. Just day dreaming about being on stage. Watching my own videos. Living it up.

 Is there any site we can find you and listen to your latest song?
Yes check me out at CarlosHawkins.com

 Thank you very much for your time
And thank y'all! Appreciate y'all taking time out to interview me and show me love.



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Monday, May 26, 2014

R.I.P Father Shaheed: DJ Of Poor Righteous Teachers Dies

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DJ Father Shaheed, spin doctor of the conscious act Poor Righteous Teachers, has died suddenly from a motorcycle accident, according to sources with AllHipHop.
Various rappers mourned the death of the seminal DJ/producer, who came to rise in the late 1980’s with the Trenton, NJ-based rap crew.
Poor Righteous Teachers became prominent on after their hit record “Rock Dis Funky Joint” caught ablaze in the streets and in other outlets nationwide. The group was inspired by the teachings of the 5-Percent Nation of Gods and Earths.
We offers deep condolences to the family and friends of DJ Father Shaheed.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Tupac's Final Words Revealed by Police Officer on Scene of Murder

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The first police officer at the scene of Tupac Shakur's 1996 drive-by murder has revealed the last words spoken by the late rap legend. And they're not exactly peaceful.

"He looked at me, and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth," says Chris Carroll, a retired sergeant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, in a new feature with Vegas Seven. "And then the words came out: ‘Fuck you.’"

Shakur was shot multiple times on September 7th, 1996. After leaving a boxing match with former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, the rapper and his bodyguards got into a scuffle with 21-year-old Crips gang member Orlando Anderson in the lobby of the MGM Grand casino. Carroll, who worked with the city's bike patrol unit, had also been watching the same Mike Tyson fight, but was unaware of the brawl taking place in the lobby.

Later, a white Cadillac pulled up beside Knight and Shakur while they were stopped at a traffic light and one man began shooting out of the back window. Carroll was the first officer to respond to the grisly scene.

"I grab the car door and I’m trying to open it, but I can’t get it open," he says. "[Knight] keeps coming up on my back, so I’m pointing my gun at him. I’m pointing it at the car. I’m yelling, ‘You guys lay down! And you, get the fuck away from me!’ And every time I’d point the gun at him, he’d back off and even lift his hands up, like ‘All right! All right!’ So I’d go back to the car, and here he comes again. I’m like, ‘Fucker, back off!’ This guy is huge, and the whole time he’s running around at the scene, he’s gushing blood from his head. Gushing blood! I mean the guy had clearly been hit in the head, but he had all his faculties. I couldn’t believe he was running around and doing what he was doing, yelling back and forth."

Carroll says when he finally was able to open the door, Shakur's limp body fell out of the vehicle, "like he was leaning against the door."

"So I grabbed him with my left arm and he falls into me, and I’ve still got my gun in the other hand," he continues. "He’s covered with blood, and I immediately notice that the guy’s got a ton of gold on—a necklace and other jewelry—and all of the gold is covered in blood. That has always left an image in my mind. . . After I pulled him out, Suge starts yelling at him, ‘Pac! Pac!’ And he just keeps yelling it. And the guy I’m holding is trying to yell back at him. He’s sitting up and he’s struggling to get the words out, but he can’t really do it. And as Suge is yelling ‘Pac!,’ I look down and I realize that this is Tupac Shakur."

Carroll says he attempted to get a "dying declaration" of a potential suspect from Shakur, but the rapper was ignoring him at first.

"And then I saw in his face, in his movements, all of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed," he says. "And he went from struggling to speak, being noncooperative, to an ‘I’m at peace’ type of thing. Just like that. . . He went from fighting to ‘I can’t do it.’ And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking right in my eyes. And that’s when I looked at him and said one more time, ‘Who shot you?’. . . He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘Fuck you.’ After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness."

So why is Carroll coming forward with with information in 2014? Two reasons: Retiring from the Metro has allowed him the freedom to speak about the homicide case without being reprimanded ("It's been almost 18 years," he says. There's clearly never going to be a court case on this."), and he also didn't want "Tupac to be a martyr or a hero because he told the cops 'Fuck you.'"

Carroll says Shakur never spoke another word – remaining silent even when another officer tried to draw out a declaration in the ambulance.

“As soon as he got to the hospital, he went into surgery and was heavily sedated, and I guess he went into a coma and really never came out of that, until they took him off of life support," he continues. "So that moment I talked to him was his last real living moment where he was speaking. I talked to the cop who rode in the ambulance with him. He said Tupac never came out of it, and he never said anything at the hospital. There was nothing else.”

Source: rollingstone

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