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PR/Video: Pediatrician By Day, Hip-Hop Emcee By Night

PR/Video: Pediatrician By Day, Hip-Hop Emcee By Night

Courtesy Lauren Applebaum.

NEW YORK, NY – Doc J, the buzzed about New York native rap / emcee recording artist who is famously known for being a devoted pediatrician by day and heavy hitting underground hip-hop artist by night, has announced the release of his much anticipated debut self-titled EP on April 3.  Dr. Lewis Jassey, aka "Doc J", is a skilled hip-hop artist, respected pediatrician, and charitable philanthropist who is making his mark on the world by doing something that has never been done before:  being the first licensed medical doctor to succeed in the rap game. Making people feel good with his stethoscope, as well as a microphone is the spark that lights Doc J’s fire.

By day he is known as Dr. Lewis Jassey, a renowned doctor from Long Island, NY, who heals sick children and runs a pediatric practice of more than 10,000 patients for over 17 years. By night he becomes “Doc J”, the respected recording artist who has been involved in the NYC rap scene for over 2 decades and has collaborated with notable underground artists such as MC AWOL, Big Posse, Nyche, Mr. Majestik, Wonder, 1st Ave, and Jae Tips. As a pediatrician and role model for today's youth, Doc J tries to deliver positive messages through hip-hop music.

Doc J's musical roots stemmed from his early love of 80's rock bands such as Van Halen, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard, but he credits the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy as some of his biggest influences for the hip hop music that he creates today.  Doc J’s rock infused influences are emanated in the songs being released on his debut EP.  Lyrically, Doc J’s rhymes depict his real life encounters which listeners will find to be relatable, inspiring, and often times humorous.  However, his collaborative tracks are straight up club anthems that are blazing with infectious hooks and choruses. 
Doc J has parlayed his medical background, and causes that are dear to him, with his love for hip-hop. He has headlined at the biggest fundraising walks of the year for Lou Gehrig's Disease and Autism, as well as performed at a camp for kids with cancer and headlined the American Cancer Society’s annual walk in Central Park in front of 50,000 people.  Doc J has also been featured twice on NBC-TV in New York, as well as TV News 12 Long Island.
For more than 20 years, Doc J has worked closely with producer Garth Mitchell to create a catalogue of over 250 recorded songs, but has yet to release a single record…until now.  Doc J’s long awaited debut self-titled EP will be released on April 3, 2012 to help kick-off of Autism Awareness Month.

Doc J EP Track Listing:

1)  Contagious
2)  Frozen
3)  Just A Lil Bit
4)  Mind Over Money
5)  B.O.S.S.
6) Lost Cause


For more information and music from Doc J, please visit: .


PR: Mr. Green @ NYC Apple Store Show Tomorrow at 8 PM

PR: Mr. Green @ NYC Apple Store Show Tomorrow at 8 PM

Courtesy Mr. Green.

I'm really proud to announce that the people at Apple Computers have taken a liking to the 'Live from the Streets' series and invited us to do a special demo/performance at their flagship store on 404 West 14th Street, Manhattan, NY.

The show is tomorrow (March 21st) at 8 P.M.  I will be performing some of the songs
you've seen on 'Live from the Streets' as well as premiering a special never before
seen episode. After that, my director Sam Lipman-Stern and I will record sounds
from the crowd and then make a beat ouf of them, live, on the spot...
-Mr. Green

P.S. This summer, we are taking the Live from the Streets show
all the way around the world... stay tuned for more updates at, and

Video/PR: Boot Camp Clik - at Le Poisson Rouge TONIGHT (NYC)

Video/PR: Boot Camp Clik - at Le Poisson Rouge TONIGHT (NYC)

Courtesy Matt B.

Boot Camp Clik Rehearsing??? Inspired by New Edition's music video for "If it isn't Love."

Boot Camp Clik is performing tonight in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge. LPR is located on 158 Bleecker Street, NY, NY between Sullivan & Thompson.

Tickets are only $15 in advance: .

You must be 21+ to attend. Doors at 8PM.

Additional performances by Iron Solomon & Dope D.O.D.

Music by DJ Meka of 2dopeboyz.
Devo Spice Update - 3/20/2012

Devo Spice Update - 3/20/2012

Courtesy Devo Spice.

The mad rush of MarsCon is over and now the mad rush to get ready for I-CON begins.  I have 3 one-hour concerts to prepare for.  (Yeesh!)  But first, news!

--== I-CON ==--

In case you’re unaware besides doing the comedy rap thing I also do the sketch comedy thing along with my good friends Shoebox of Worm Quartet, the great Luke Ski, and Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad.  Last June we all got together and recorded a bunch of awesome sketches.  There was so much hilarity, insanity, and profanity that we decided to break up the release into two CDs.  Last summer we released volume 1.  Volume 2 is now available!

Stupid Cowboy Thing, Volume 2: Additional Squid is now available for your listening pleasure.  The album features over an hour of sketch comedy goodness including more appearances by the Tiile Guy, more Guess The Contexts, and more sketches that end with Luke Ski flipping out at the rest of us in a tantric rage.  It features sketches like “Green Eggs and Peas” (which Dr. Demento just played on his show this past weekend), “Let’s Do Improv” (which you can hear on The FuMP), “How To Speak ShoEboX” (which you can hear on this week’s Manic Mondays) and many many more.

The album is available on CD for $14.99 or as a high quality MP3 download for $9.99.  You can order either version from from the store at The FuMP here:

--== I-CON ==--
I-CON is apparently trying to test my lung capacity this year as they have scheduled me for 3 separate one hour shows, plus an appearance in the Cabaret.  Here is my schedule for the weekend:

Friday: 10pm - 11pm (Javits 101)
Saturday: 2pm - 3pm (Javits 101)
Saturday: 6pm - 8pm (Cabaret; SAC Auditorium)
Sunday: 1pm - 2pm (SAC Auditorium)
Monday: 9am (Collapse in a bloody heap in my cubicle)

I-CON is taking place at SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island from March 30th to April 1st.  This year’s guests include Paul McGann (The Doctor on FOX’s TV movie), Nana Visitor (DS9), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Frazier Hines (Jamie from classic Doctor Who), Rekha Sharma (new BSG) and more.  Plus there will be performances by Marc Gunn, David Weingart, and Voltaire.  For all the gory details on my personal favorite science fiction convention visit

OK, that’s it folks.  Keep an eye out for the next in my series of Ridiculous Raps coming soon now that MarsCon is over.


Video: The Audible Doctor Meets Video City TV

Video: The Audible Doctor Meets Video City TV

Courtesy Brown Bag AllStars.

"The Brown Bag AllStar producer Audible Doctor sits down with Video City TV to discuss his origins, the origins of The Brown Bag AllStars, his upcoming projects & more as well as showing the process of how he makes a beat."

Video: Cookbook (L.A. Symphony) - "The Party's Still Jumpin"

Video: Cookbook (L.A. Symphony) - "The Party's Still Jumpin"

Courtesy Nik @ Ballin PR.

Check out the latest party video from LA's Cookbook (of LA Symphony) called the "The Party's Still Jumpin.'" The track, reminiscent of a mid nineties west coast hip-hop track, was  featured on a SuperBowl commerical for Suzuki car company. Says Cookbook about the video: "What I really love about the video is the comedic feel, & the fun that you can tell we're all having."

Audio Stream: Random - "Awakening"

Audio Stream: Random - "Awakening"

Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.

My favorite track from the TOUR EP. Produced by Derrick Canton and samples "Awakening" from Mega Man Zero 2.

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Video: Scooter Magruder's Critical Review of #Kony2012

Video: Scooter Magruder's Critical Review of #Kony2012

I support Kony 2012 as well as continuously educating yourself about the situation at hand.

Invisible Children's Financial Records:

Video: Melanie Fiona Talks About Crossing Into Rap & Reggae

Video: Melanie Fiona Talks About Crossing Into Rap & Reggae

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

The multi-talented songstress speaks about making a crossover into hip-hop and reggae, her alter-ego "Siren" and her cultural background.

PR: Do It Big Event - March 22nd - London

PR: Do It Big Event - March 22nd - London

Courtesy Black Budget.

Venue: The Cornershop Bar
Address: 123 Shoreditch Highstreet, London E1 6JE
Nearest Station; Liverpool Street / Shoreditch Highstreet
Time: 7.30pm (doors open), 8pm (First Act)
Entry: £6 guestlist ( , £8 on the door.

Originally started in 2006, Do It Big was established as a premier night to showcase great musical talent the way it should be presented….. It is now back for a special one-off showcase featuring:

King Kash [@KingKashMusic]
Founder of the Do it Big Showcase, Flavour magazine have billed the rapper/producer as one of their “Future Flavours” . Having performed extensively the major showcase circuit, with ever growing credibility amongst bloggers and Deejays alike look out for King Kash as he drops his forthcoming EP ‘Worth the Wait’

Cynikal [@CynikalMusic]
This rapper/producer has been on the cusp of blowing up for sometime and has been supported by MTV Base, Channel 4, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network, Kiss, Choice, Flava and AKA. Also touring extensively with his band The Street Orchestra

Andrea Galaxy [@AndreaGalaxy]
Described by industry tastemakers Urban Development as “One of the most gifted emerging singers in the UK”. Fresh off releasing her Star Music vol.2 (part 3 in the making!) Andrea has cultivated a unique style of experimental RnB /Soul that’s sure to win audiences over.

2Amplified [@2amplified]
The Female rap duo from the Frosted Ice crew has proven they are a force to be reckoned with. There’s a growing hype surrounding ladies Ria & Classic and since 2005 they’ve gone from strength to strength with each performance that comes there way.

Stampie Major [@StampieMajor]
Singer/Songwriter/Rapper/Producer Stampie Major is a multi talented and versatile artist. Taking influence from like Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Brandy, Lauren Hill. His dynamic style has made him a favourite amongst audiences and on the night he will be performing tracks from his soon-to-be released EP!

Nadina Azara [@NadinaAzara]
With a dangerous combination of beauty brains & talent, RnB/Pop singer Nadina has already racked up an impressive resume after gaining her Degree in 2009 she has toured Cyprus and also supported U.S acts on tour, she is currently building up her catalogue of songs with producers Xzike, RawkNait (petre andre) to release later in the year.

Angelo [@AngeloSinger]
Monir Angelo Elovali records and performs under the alias Angelo and is a Singer/Songwriter from London. He has been writing and performing music since the age of nine years old and is now putting the finishing touches in his debut Mixtape ‘Forever thinking’.

The night will be hosted by the wonderful Grace Laiker and music provided by DJ Shock (guest mixes for Kiss & 1xtra)

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