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Press Release: UK Runnings Present LATE


Press Release: UK Runnings Present LATE

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Download link: http://www.officiallate.net/p/free-downloads.html .

'LATE is one of the most consistent emcees in the current UK rap scene' StandUpUK.com

'Produced by Tricksta this album drops nice from the off with LATE dropping some killer bars and spits' 100PerCentUK.com

'This is a must for UK rap fans' HipHopWayOfLife.com

"Right from the off LATE steps up with the swagger of a seasoned vet and has a proven ability to bring a certain wisdom to his work." finebeats.com

This collection of underground LATE tracks, unreleased material, collaborations and exclusive remixes features Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Supar Novar, Jai Boo, TBear, K9, Creamo, Streetz and Serocee, as well as being produced by his long-time producer Tricksta. It sees LATE continue to talk on real life issues with his unique style of social commentary, as well as reminding us why his fan base is so international. Make sure you check out his new release and website!!!

Video: Famous Kid Brick's Wildest Tour Story So Far


Video: Famous Kid Brick's Wildest Tour Story So Far

Courtesy DJ Smallz.

Famous Kid Brick's Wildest Tour Story... So Far from DJ Smallz.

MP3: Young Jeezy f/ Freddie Gibbs - "Nicks 2 Bricks"


MP3: Young Jeezy f/ Freddie Gibbs - "Nicks 2 Bricks"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/jeezynicks2bricks/blast-page.html *

Video: Mr. 13 f/ Big Frizzle, Supar Novar - "Let It Rain"


Video: Mr. 13 f/ Big Frizzle, Supar Novar - "Let It Rain"

Courtesy Park Streer PR.

PR: Primary Wave Talent Mgmt & Violator Mgmt Join Forces


PR: Primary Wave Talent Mgmt & Violator Mgmt Join Forces

Courtesy Anne W.

New York, N.Y. (September 16th, 2011) – Music industry veteran, Larry Mestel, CEO of Primary Wave Music, one of the largest independent music publishing, marketing, branding and talent management companies in the United States, announces a unique partnership with legendary music manager, Chris Lighty, Founder and CEO of Violator Management to create Primary Violator, a new powerhouse talent management firm. The new business venture will bring together Lighty and elite music manager Michael “Blue” Williams, uniting two of today’s most influential and successful talent managers in urban and pop music.

“I am excited to launch Primary Violator with two of the most talented and respected executives in the industry. The music business is all about innovation and this strategic partnership will create a more diversified company, which will bring forth a wealth of opportunities for our clients,” states Chris Lighty, CEO of Violator Management.

In addition to management, Primary Violator will provide an array of services for artists, bringing pop culture solutions to corporate America via Primary Wave’s in-house branding company Brand Synergy Group, digital marketing company BrightShop, Lighty’s Brand Asset Group, as well as utilizing Primary Wave’s in-house film, television, video game, commercial advertising and TV development team. All management clients signed with Primary Violator will have access to these additional in-house, brand-building resources.

“Teaming Chris Lighty and Blue Williams creates the most powerful, intelligent and hardworking pop culture management team in the music business,” states Larry Mestel, Founder & CEO of Primary Wave Music. “It’s an honor for Primary Wave to team up with Chris and his staff.”

This powerful trio, Mestel, Lighty and Williams signifies the launch of a full-service talent management super group. Prior to launching Violator, Chris Lighty, worked alongside music business pioneers Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen at RUSH Management and Def Jam in the 90s, where he signed multi-platinum artists  such as Warren G and Foxy Brown. The twenty-plus year music veteran was recognized by Forbes Magazine as “one of the industry’s most influential talent manager” and has worked with some of the most prolific music superstars including Curtis “50 Cent’ Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Soulja Boy, Diggy Simmons and Yo Gotti to name a few.

Primary Wave Music’s CEO Larry Mestel has over 20 years of music experience and has held positions including Chief Operating Officer, Island Records, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Arista Records and Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Virgin Records where he worked with iconic artists such as The Rolling Stone, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Buffett, Carlos Santana, Avril Lavigne, Usher, Melissa Eldridge, Hall & Oates and Def Leppard. Adding his expertise to the team, Michael “Blue” Williams was the former President of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Management where he oversaw the launch of music careers like Monica, Outkast, Total, SWV and Faith Evans. Williams then branched out on his own and founded Family Tree Entertainment, where he continued to build the career of Outkast and became recognized as one of the main catalysts behind the success of this iconic rap group. He also managed artists including Macy Gray, Jagged Edge, Nick Cannon, Blu Cantrell, Monica, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Donell Jones, YoungBloodz, Lyfe Jennings and presently, Williams oversees Primary Wave’s management roster including Grammy Award winning CeeLo Green, Ginuwine, Goodie Mob, Eric Benet, Cody Simpson, Case and GMD3.

“Our goal is to make sure that our client’s artistic exposure is as diverse as their artistic expressions, whether it's through music, art, film, or TV and by combining forces with these industry leaders, I’m confident that we can bring great opportunities to our artists”, states Blue Williams, President of Primary Wave Talent Management.

Previous to this new merger, Primary Wave has also been successful in their additional management ventures, partnering with music managers such as rock manager Scott Frazier, who works with bands like Saving Abel and Volbeat; writer/producer manager Tom Maffei, who manages Brian Kennedy and Cam Meekins; manager Jerry Blair, who manages Ebony Bones, Glory For The People, and Alex Young; as well as partnering with music managers David and Winston Simone, who work with talent ranging from Wilson Phillips to high-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda.

Larry Mestel will become Chairman and CEO of Primary Violator while Chris Lighty will serve as Chief Operating Officer. Michael “Blue” Williams will remain as company President of the newly formed venture.

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About Primary Wave Music:

Primary Wave is one of the largest independent music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the United States. It is a global music company that markets its unique publishing repertoire, which includes an interest in the Beatles songs written by John Lennon, the catalogs of Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, Steven Tyler/Aerosmith, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Chicago, Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Def Leppard, Steve Earle, Daniel Johnston, Marvin Hamlisch, The Matrix, Lamont Dozier and Steven Curtis Chapman, as well as artists such as Airborne Toxic Event, Albert Hammond Jr., John Forte, The Boxer Rebellion, New Boyz, Anberlin, Matt Serletic and Emblem Music Group,  as well as marketing and administration agreements with Gregg Allman, Jimmy Webb, Katrina and The Waves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Graham Parker, Evolution Entertainment/Twisted Pictures, Hammer Films, and many others. Additionally, Primary Wave manages artists such as CeeLo Green, Eric Benet, Cody Simpson, GMD3, David Garrett, Saving Abel, Taddy Porter, Volbeat, and as well as writers/producers such as Brian Kennedy, Matty Trump, Troy “Radio” Johnson and Ali Tamposi. Primary Wave also has an in-house branding company Brand Synergy Group, digital marketing company BrightShop, and a television development team, which all support the management and publishing artist roster as well as retaining third party clients. Primary Wave is based in New York with offices in Los Angeles. www.PrimaryWaveMusic.com

About Violator Management:

Violator Management is one of the most prolific and successful talent management firms in the United States. Founded by music veteran Chris Lighty, who was named “one of the most influential talent managers” by Forbes Magazine, the agency is known for handling a broad range of services such as film, television, publishing, video games, fashion and lifestyle endorsements and health supplements deals for its superstar client roster including Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mariah Carey, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Soulja Boy and Diggy Simmons. In 2007, Lighty established Brand Asset Group (BAG), an integrated marketing company which provides strategic entertainment-based solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Video: Dyme Def - "Dizzy Izzy" (prod. BeanOne)


Video: Dyme Def - "Dizzy Izzy" (prod. BeanOne)

Courtesy DM360.

Free track: Kool G Rap & The A​-​Alikes - "To Live and Die in NY"


Free track: Kool G Rap & The A​-​Alikes - "To Live and Die in NY"

Courtesy Nicole Ballin.

Digi Crates: Tha Connection - Lost Scriptures


Digi Crates: Tha Connection - Lost Scriptures

Courtesy Digi Crates.

* http://www.divshare.com/direct/15733502-e42.mp3 *

Colour Distribution presents "Tha Connection - Lost Scriptures", a release by underground fan favorite duo, Hus & SmooVth aka Tha Connection, from Hempstead NY. The album is in the form of Nas' - Lost tapes, featuring lost, found and unheard of tracks by the duo. Available Now!!

Tha Connection - Lost Scriptures (Colour Distribution)
Available Now @ iTunes | Amazon

 

PR: New Remix! Dev - In The Dark (DJ Geometrix Remix)


PR: New Remix! Dev - In The Dark (DJ Geometrix Remix)

Courtesy DJ Geometrix.


I decided to remix In The Dark by Dev. I never really liked the original which had too much of a Euro feel to it and a lot of the remixes out there were too Dutchy for my taste. I really wanted to funk this track up.  Anyways, let me know what you think and if you like it, please play it at your gigs this weekend.  Enjoy!

DJ Geometrix
Video: Random (Mega Ran) & K-Murdock Interview Part Two


Video: Random (Mega Ran) & K-Murdock Interview Part Two

Courtesy The Hip-Hop Shop @ RapReviews.com!


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