Snoop Dogg's Label to Present "West Coast Block Starz II"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- German-American digital label Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com, has announced it will partner with West Coast music legend and Pop icon Snoop Dogg's new Dogg Town Music Group to present the second installment of its critically-acclaimed "West Coast Block Starz II" compilation this fall.
Block Starz Music first connected with Snoop Dogg's newly-formed label after Dogg Town's CEO and head of A&R, Shatto Brown, signed Lebanese-American vocal artist Lynda Sayyah, who is also featured on the "She Got Next 2011" EP available from Block Starz Music on June 21.
"We were talking to Shatto about [Dogg Town artist] Poppa Heat, when the idea came up to collaborate on a 'West Coast Block Starz II'," says Block Starz Music Co-Founder and President Bayer Mack. "Everything we do at Block Starz Music is designed to raise awareness about exciting new independent artists and music. Snoop Dogg is a West Coast icon with global recognition. It sounded like a match made in Hollywood."
Mixed by world-renown DJ Clinton Sparks and released in late 2008, "West Coast Block Starz", which is now available for free download to all @BlockStarz Twitter followers, was Block Starz Music's debut compilation and gave various featured "New West" artists like Fashawn, J. Doe, Roscoe Umali, JAG (who later signed to NBA star Carmello Anthony's Larsiny Family), and Mykestro, national exposure.
"With 'West Coast Block Starz', we wanted to vividly illustrate the burgeoning 'New West' movement and its diverse selection of exciting new music talent not yet on the national radar," says Block Starz Music Co-Founder and CEO Kai Denninger of the project's debut. "With this Dogg Town Music collaboration on 'West Coast Block Starz II', we want to introduce listeners to the area's next crop of hot artists."
For info on submitting music for "West Coast Block Starz II", or free download of "West Coast Block Starz I", visit www.blockstarzmusic.com .
Digi Crates Records presents UK's jazzy, warm, soul-hop elite instrumental producer, "Astro Baker" and his second only release to date, "Manifesto Expansion Vol. 1". For fans of neo-soul and instrumental jazzy hip-hop. Available now @ iTunes, Amazon, eMusic etc. CD version available June 7th.
Y-Love who has been coined as "making hip-hop kosher" by XXL, is back with latest offering, See Me which was just released on May 17th. In promotion of this EP, we are pleased to present you with the project's lead single, "The Takeover" produced by Diwon and featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Tj Di Hitmaker on a track that explodes with pounding rhythms and clever wordplay. If you like what you hear, you can cop the whole whole EP here on iTunes.
Armageddon Goes Solo with The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth (Deluxe Edition)
Former Terror Squad member, Armageddon, succeeds in the release of his first solo project, The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth (Deluxe Edition), on SoFlo Entertainment/Geddy Music/Fat Beats.
Miami, FL US – May 31, 2010 – Today marks the release of Armageddon’s first official solo project, The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth (Deluxe Edition).Both digital and physical copies are now available for this 8 track release, which continues to showcase Armageddon’s relentless lyrical style of embodying each and every song he writes to as is proved with tracks like “Dance with the Devil” and “It’s Over (Remix) featuring Fat Joe & N.O.R.E.. Yet his versatility is unfolded as he reaches emotions beyond the gritty street rhymes and tones it down with “Get Yours” and “Sending My Love”, where he expressed a heart felt rhyme dedication to his uncle on the first verse, while on the second he voices a special message to his fans who have long awaited this release. This deluxe edition release also includes exclusive tracks: “Self Destruction” featuring Fat Man D and “No Sense.”This former Terror Squad member is now ready to venture on his own for the spotlight.
After the outpour of fan pictures sent to Armageddon via twitter for his latest music video “Sending My Love”, Armageddon has decided to run a contest for his fans. More details will be posted shortly via his twitter (@GeddyMusic). Geddy Music and SoFlo Entertainment are preparing to release his second project The Journal Vol. II : Outbreak later on this year, along with more surprises to come.
In maintaining his longevity in the music industry, Armageddon has embarked on new endeavors that display his versatility, as well as his diverse interests in the music business with his own entity, Geddy Music. In regards to his latest venture, Armageddon declares, “I love to create and innovate, whether it is entertainment, technology, fashion or business in general. I was idle as a Terror Squad artist. I felt it was time to evolve from background man to front liner. His first solo project The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth is out now on SoFlo Entertainment/Geddy Music/Fat Beats.