Last week, Coco planned a photo shoot for her dogs Spartacus and Maximus, and she also volunteered Ice to do a stand-up comedy performance for charity. Coco's best friend Diana spills the truth on Ice's stand-up routine here:
MP3: Hip-Hop Group A.Dd+ & Affiliates Sweep The Dallas Observer Awards + New Song "Suitcases"
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Last Tuesday, November 13th, hip hop duo A.Dd+, Erykah Badu-helmed production crew, The Cannabinoids and award-winning DJ, DJ Sober dominated the annual Dallas Observer Music Awards, taking home a total of four awards, including Best Rap/Hip Hop Act (A.Dd+), Best Group Act (A.Dd+), Best Funk/R&B Act (The Cannabinoids), and Best DJ (DJ Sober). Dallas' biggest alternative weekly newspaper also made A.Dd+ rappers Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy the cover story subjects of their current issue. To celebrate their recent wins and to thank their fans, A.Dd+ is releasing a new song called "Suitcases," produced by Cannabinoids member Picnictyme from their upcoming mixtape, DiveHiFlyLo.
The annual Dallas Oberserver Music Awards, now in its 24th year, was a humbling event for A.Dd+ and close affiliates, The Cannabinoids, and DJ Sober. Says DJ Sober, "It is a great feeling to know that we have supporters out there that took the time out to vote everyday and that have been rooting for us all along." Paris Pershun adds, "We were up against crazy competition from different genres. It was just a blessing to see what we do and our creations don't go unnoticed." The Cannabinoids were the house band for the awards show, backing other performers, and providing music for the entire night. "It was an honor for us to be the house band and being recognized in my own city was an amazing feeling," says Picnictyme.
Clyde Carson Debuts S.T.S.A. Mixtape w/ #1 Record in the Bay 'Slow Down'
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Oakland, California native Clyde Carson partnered with DatPiff for the release of his newest mixtape S.T.S.A. [Something To Speak About] today, November 20th. S.T.S.A. features 10 original songs including the previously released single 'Slow Down,' a #1 record in the Bay and Top 5 record in Los Angeles. The project features West Coast artists E-40, Problem, IAMSU, Kaz Kyzah and B-Legit. All songs are produced by 'Slow Down' producer Shonuff.
"Girls All Around" is a track inspired by the classic dancehall sound that invaded New York City in the early to mid 90's. The rudeboy hook, as well as the title, fully explains what the song is about but it's still all Hip-Hop though, with a hard knocking beat and rhymes that is sure tomake this one a dj and fan favorite.
Ryan Leslie Announces New Single & Sony Love To Give Campaign
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Ryan Leslie announces "Ups & Downs" as the second single off of his top-notch rap album Les Is More, released via NextSelection Lifestyle Group distributed by BDG (BDG is distributed by RED, a division of SONY Music Entertainment). Described by the Associated Press to "surely send you up," the feel-good record is being serviced to radio this week.
In conjunction with the launch of Les is More, Leslie was selected as a brand ambassador for the Sony X Headphones (#SonyX) and their "Love To Give" (#SonyLove) campaign this holiday season. "Ups & Downs" is featured in a video vignette for the Sony X's where Leslie discusses the importance of having headphones that don't dilute the honesty of the recording. The "Love To Give" theme is a sentiment that celebrates the spirit of giving through the eyes of Ryan Leslie, and various other artists including country pop singer Taylor Swift and renowned photographer Nigel Barker.
The first rap album from Ryan Leslie, Les Is More debuted at #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts simultaneously in 8 countries including the U.S., Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland. Leslie, "a marvel of multitasking" according to the NY Times wrote, arranged, produced and performed on Les Is More, along with directing and editing a series of music videos to accompany each record.
Leslie recently wrapped his first domestic headlining tour to rave reviews including one from XXLMag.com, "last night (October 4) the musical dynamo Ryan Leslie tore down a sold out Gramercy Theatre in NYC like a rock star." He is currently on tour in Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, and Austria for the European leg of the Les Is More Tour.