Dawaun Parker has produced, and written for some of the biggest names in hip-hop while working exclusively for Dr. Dre / Aftermath, such as Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop, T.I., and more. He steps out from behind the beats for his solo artist debut in anticipation of his release,The Decision in early 2011.
The Miami Music Festival and Conference (MMF), Miami's second annual emerging musical artist showcase, and the centerpiece event of this November's new "Live Music Month in Miami", has now released details on www.miamimusicfestival.org about its 400+ Latin, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Caribbean, and Inspirational musical performances to take place on 45 stages throughout the city. This marks a dramatic expansion of the event, which debuted in 2009. Venues include multiple stages in Bayfront Park, nightclubs, and restaurants in Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Wynwood, The Design District and Little Haiti.
"Yo! Promotions is proud to officially sponsor the 2010 Miami Music Festival, one of the biggest events Miami has seen thus far," says Yo! Promotions Founder/CEO Kai Denninger. "This is a great chance for lots of musicians in all kinds of genres to show their talent and people who love music simply have to visit the festival."
The Miami Music Festival's music industry conference at The Hyatt Regency Miami on Friday (November 12) and Saturday (November 13) has also recently added sessions and speakers rounding out an already robust schedule of panels, master classes, demonstrations and live interviews, which also can be found on the MMF website.
Urban Network Vice President Arthur Mitchell said, "We're bringing everyone to Miami! From our writers and editors to industry leaders to the hottest talent in the business today, […] we’ll all be at the Miami Music Festival this November."
Panelists at the "Hip Hop Power Panel" from Urban Network are Debra Atney (CEO of Mizay Entertainment), Fernando Watson (Senior Vice President of Poe Boy Music Group), Uncle Luke (Platinum Artist/Producer), MTV reality star Creepa, and many more!
Kyle A. Green Sr., CEO/President of QS4 Entertainment and acting board member with the Urban Network is also excited about the upcoming festival and was a valuable factor in the partnership between the Miami Music Festival and Yo! Promotions.
"Forming a partnership with Yo! Promotions is a great move for the Miami Music Festival! QS4 Entertainment could not resist the opportunity to be involved with such a great festival as well. I've been pushing this event strong all year, I'm so excited and already looking forward to 2011," said Kyle Green.
Three-day festival wristbands are now available for advance purchase on www.miamimusicfestival.org for only $25, a 50% savings. Single day tickets will also be available at each event.
"There's no question that the MMF will help artists, support Miami’s arts community and delight music fans," said Miami Music Festival CEO Irwin Kornfeld. "Our advisory boards of local musicians, sound engineers, artist and club managers, sponsors, partners and staff have done an incredible job planning this year's event."
If you've already supported Epiphany in the past then you're already familiar with his music and what he's all about. If you aren't familiar with Epiphany, please take 5 minutes to listen to one of these songs I'm sending you and post them on your site if you feel fit. Either way, thanks for your time!
In the first track, "Untouchable", producer Apollo takes a Biggie sample and gives it that down south knock while Big Piph kills the mic. (Sidebar - "Untouchable" was recently featured on the NikeTalk Secret Society: Volume 2 Mixtape that just released last week). On the second, "Creamy Flow", Piph lays out his mindset on how some women tend to overvalue themselves over the classic Wu-Tang Clan "Cream" beat.
Dennis Brown - The Crown Prince of Reggae (1972-1985)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(VP RECORDS/17 NORTH PARADE, NEW YORK) - The legend of Dennis Brown lives on as a three-disc compilation of his hit singles, aptly titled The Crown Prince of Reggae - Singles (1972-1985), will be reissued by 17 North Parade, a VP Records imprint, on November 16, 2010.
Selected as one of National Public Radio's '50 Great Voices' in 2010, Brown is the archetype of reggae vocalists and his unique, soulful sound has earned him legions of fans during his lifetime, including Bob Marley, who rated Brown as his favorite singer. Even with his premature passing in July 1997 at age 42, Brown's music continues to live on in the dancehalls and on radio today.
This collection of Dennis Brown hits from 1972 to 1985 will give Brown buffs a broader view of the legend than any previous compilations of his work. Featuring anthems such as "Revolution" and "Promised Land" to lesser-known but no less compelling works like "Satisfaction Feeling" and the gritty musical ultimatum "Praise Without Raise," this playlist is bound to satisfy long-time enthusiasts as well as new seekers of the iconic musician.
The bonus DVD sees Dennis Brown live in concert, backed by Lloyd Parks and We the People Band, in a 1979 performance m at the Montreux Jazz Festival - the best-known music festival in Switzerland and one of the most prestigious in Europe. It also includes seven additional hits that are not included on the audio discs.
17 North Parade brings you these 47 Dennis Brown hits in one deluxe collector's package, which includes liner notes from journalist Carter Van Pelt, in a fitting tribute to this iconic artist.
This new compilation is also a companion set to The Best of Dennis Brown: Love & Hate, released by VP Records in July 1997. The new set adds more classic Dennis Brown material where Love & Hate leaves off, especially with the early hits. Together, they give fans the complete Dennis Brown experience. Love & Hate is now available for sale from the VP Records online store, www.vpreggae.com .
Dennis Brown: Love
TRACK LISTING - DISC 1
1. Musical Heatwave 2. Let Me Down Easy 3. Concentration 4. Silhouettes 5. Don't You Cry 6. What About The Half 7. Let Love In 8. Black Magic Woman 9. Song My Mother Used To Sing 10. At The Foot Of The Mountain 11. To The Foundation 12. Satisfaction Feeling 13. Created By The Father 14. Troubled World 15. A Cup Of Tea 16. Want To Be No General 17. Praise Without Raise 18. Rocking Time 19. Promised Land (Extended Mix) 20. Breaking Down The Barrier
TRACK LISTING - DISC 2
1. Rub A Dub Time 2. I Am The Conqueror 3. No More Will I Roam 4. So Long Rastafari Calling 5. Voice of My Father 6. Tribulation 7. Have No Fear 8. Whip Them Jah 9. Children Of Israel (12" mix) 10. Ghetto Girl 11. I Hope We Get To Love In Time 12. Equal Rights 13. Words Of Wisdom 14. Your Love Gotta Hold On Me 15. Love Has Found Its Way 16. Halfway Up, Halfway Down 17. The Prophet Rides Again 18. Love Light 19. Revolution 20. Rebel With A Cause Ft. Jackie Mittoo
DVD TRACK LISTING - DISC 3
LIVE at MONTREUX 1979
With Lloyd Parks & We The People
1. So Jah Say 2. Wolves & Leopards 3. Ain't That Lovin' You 4. Words Of Wisdom 5. The Drifter 6. Milk And Honey 7. Don't Feel No Way 8. Money In My Pocket
Wu-Tang Management Presents: Watchmen has been officially released in stores everywhere as of October 13th. The album has received quite a bit of attention from various sources, and one of the singles will air on MTV, BET, and Music Choice within the next month. The Watchmen will soon be releasing a second project, titled: Power in November as well.