Gyptian Wins 2010 Mobo Award for 'Best Reggae Artist'
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - VP Records recording artist Gyptian received his trophy for the 2010 MOBO Award live during the ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. Awarded the 'Best Reggae Artist of the Year,' Gyptian took the stage to accept his prestigious statue infront of a packed house and millions viewing around the world.
"It's an overwhelming feeling winning my first international award," reveals an elated Gyptian. "Give thanks to VP Records, miles ahead in reggae, give thanks to my fans, my management and everyone who has been supporting me on this incredible journey."
Gyptian's singles "Hold You" and "Nah Let Go" and the respective videos have been receiving steady airplay across the UK ever since the release of his album, Hold You, from VP Records in July 2010. He is currently touring Europe and took a quick break to attend the MOBO Awards, which was televised live on BBC 3. Gyptian resumes his tour tonight, opening for Omarion in Manchester, and will also join Mary J. Blige for her UK tour in November, opening for her London and Birmingham shows.
Gyptian now heads to the Soul Train Awards on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is nominated for "Best Reggae Artist" and will also be a featured performer during the show, airing on BET and CENTRIC on November 28 at 9pm.
The Music of Black Origin or MOBO Awards are held annually in the U.K. and is the first awards show in Europe to honor urban music. It attracts the largest primetime multicultural audience and reaches over 250 million people, worldwide. Gyptian shared the nomination with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks.
While some rappers may brag about cruising in a drop-top or luxury car, Smoke DZADZA blazes through Manhattan offering anecdotes of unadulterated amusement, touching on going to Canada with the Smoker's Club tour, sitting in on a pothead press conference, trying to smoke 4 ounces in 4 hours with Curren$y, and smuggling the leftovers back into the states. Smoke DZA’s highly-anticipatedGeorge Kush Da Button [Deluxe Edition] drops November 9th via FrankRadio / iHipHop Distribution. keeps it practical by being chauffeured around town in his very own smoker-friendly ambulette (AKA The Marley & Me Van). With a blunt in one hand and a Blackberry in the other,
(October 20, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) With just one day remaining, Audible Treats is excited to announce additional developments for their second annual showcase at Sullivan Hall (formerly the Lion's Den), which takes place tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st. The host of the evening will be Brooklyn-born rising star comedian Damien Lemon (damienlemon.com)who has done stand-up and hosted for Nike, VIBE Magazine and Aretha Franklin. The official photographer of the night will be Alexander Richter (alexanderrichterphoto.com), who is best known for his portraits of 50 Cent, the Clipse, Asher Roth, and other for publications such as XXL Magazine, Dazed & Confused, and Frank151 to name a few.
Audible Treats isexcited to announce that Asher Roth himself will be on hand for a special surprise performance as part of Nottz' set.
Also, Audible Treats launched a massive giveaway on their Facebook fan page so even those who cannot attend the showcase can still get down. Starting today through Thursday, November 4th, fans can enter the contest simply by leaving a comment on the Facebook contest page. This special prize pack, valued at over $400, will include premium prizing from showcase sponsors Activision’s DJ Hero 2, Acrylick clothing, Aerial7 headphones, Flüd watches, Orisue clothing, Rocksmith Tokyo clothing, and more. To enter visit www.facebook.com/AudibleTreatsMarketing
Attendees of the showcase can expect amazing and rare appearances from Black Sheep, Nottz, Diamond District, Rah Digga, Big Pooh and The Hall Of Justus (Chaundon, Joe Scudda, Jozeemo), Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Chip Fu (of The Fu-Schnickens), Moe Green, DaVinci, The Niceguys, and The Left. With the help of media partners such as PrefixMag.com, AudioMuffin.com, and XXL Magazine in conjunction with sponsors Acrylick, Activision, Aerial7, Flüd Watches, Onitsuka Tiger, Orisue Clothing, and Rocksmith Tokyo, this showcase will be one to remember.
Today is the last day to purchase advance tickets at the discounted price of $10, which can be purchased here from Ticket Web
About Audible Treats: Audible Treats is a Brooklyn-based entertainment marketing and publicity firm specializing in print and online media coverage. Working closely with the best record labels and lifestyle companies since 2004, Audible Treats creates customized, effective marketing and publicity campaigns for countless clients, ranging the spectrum from Grammy-winners to self-funded artists including T-Pain, Too $hort, David Banner, Anthony Hamilton, Slightly Stoopid, Black Milk, The Pharcyde, and many more. By combining out-of-the-box creative strategies with industry know-how, Audible Treats plays a vital role in assisting clients to meet their goals.
Acrylick is an LA-based clothing design boutique that stands strong in always having meaning and purpose along with good aesthetics: http://www.acrylick.net
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When: Thursday, October 21, 2010 What:Audible Treats CMJ 2010 Showcase featuring Black Sheep, Nottz, Diamond District, Big Pooh + Hall of Justus, Chip Fu, Rah Digga, Von Pea, Moe Green, DaVinci, and The Left Where: Sullivan Hall @ 214 Sullivan St., NYC
Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Radio Show Reunion This Thursday
STRETCH ARMSTRONG AND BOBBITO REUNITE TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGENDARY RADIO SHOW ON WKCR 89.9FM NYC
TO AIR THIS THURSDAY NIGHT 1AM-5AM (TECHNICALLY FRIDAY MORNING)
LISTEN LIVE OVER THE AIRWAVES OR ON WKCR'S WEBSITE
Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito have gone a long way since their radio show started 20 years ago on WKCR 89.9FM NYC. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of starting what The Source magazine in 1998 named "the best Hip Hop radio show of all-time," we now have one more chance to adjust our dials to something that will be very special.
This Thursday (technically very early Friday morning) from 1am-5am, tune in to the duo who gave Nas, Jay-Z, Biggie, Wu-Tang, Big Pun, Mobb Deep, Redman and more their very first airplay - when they were all unsigned artists! Not in range to hear on your radio? Stream it on WKCR's website! You will not want to miss the surprise guests that are going to stop by.
"Bobbito and I are really looking forward to Thursday night. That show was such an amazing ride, and it's going to be pure fun to relive some of those moments. We hope the listeners will have as much fun as we will!" - Stretch
Need more convincing? Remember the instantly classic 10 minute Big L and Jay-Z freestyle from February 23, 1995? Head to Nah Right for a stream or free download.
PHILLY RAPPER CASSIDY PREPS NEW STUDIO ALBUM C.A.S.H. (CASS A STRAIGHT HUSTLA) SLATED FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 16TH
“FACE 2 FACE” E.P. AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW
(New York, NY)- Hip hop star Cassidy is set to release his fourth full length studio album, C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla) on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 on Entertainment One Music/Krossover Entertainment/Larsiny Family. This deal is the first in a series with Krossover Entertainment, a new venture created by Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony.
Split Personality, Cassidy’s Gold-certified debut, entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #2. His sophomore album, I’m a Hustla, was released through Swizz Beatz’s label, Full Surface, and included the hits "I'm a Hustla" and "B-Boy Stance.”
Cassidy's third album, B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story included the single, "My Drink n My 2 Step."
Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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.