PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST MIMS RELEASES THE WORLDS FIRST INTERACTIVE EP, OPEN BARS ON 1/11/11 WITH AN ACCOMPANYING CONTEST FOR UPCOMING ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS
“MIMS Partners with Digiwaxx Media, All Hip Hop, World Star Hip Hop, and Several Other Online Media Outlets To Launch His New EP and Take the Open Bars EP Challenge Global”
(January 11, 2011) New York, NY – Inaugurating the New Year with innovative new music and new media collaborations, platinum recording artist, MIMS returns to the music scene with the release of his much talked about interactive mix cd, OPEN BARS. The first of its kind to integrate unsigned artists and producer participation in its completion, OPEN BARS is a shining example of MIMS’ ingenuity and creativity to effectively engage fans as both an artist and an entrepreneur. In cooperation with Digiwaxx Media (digiwaxx.com), World Star Hip Hop (worldstarhiphop.com), All Hip Hop (allhiphop.com), Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes (coast2coastmixtapes.com), PMP Worldwide (pmpworldwide.com), All Access Music Conference (allaccessmusicconference.com), Dynamic Producer (dynamicproducer.com), Digital Music News (digitalmusicnews.com), iStandard Producers (istandardproducers.com), and 1 of 1 Media (1of1media.com), the project will debut on January 11, 2011, with the contest portion of the campaign lasting for four weeks.
MIMS, revolutionized ringtone sales in 2007 with his debut single, “This Is Why I’m Hot” and now he is back to once again take the music industry by storm with out of the box innovations. The OPEN BARS EP will be released as part of a larger campaign which will include a global contest for upcoming artists and producers, a new website (www.mimslife.com), a viral ad campaign and partnerships with various top tier, hip-hop websites. The EP itself is composed of unfinished tracks in order to allow artists and producers to compete for the opportunity to be a part of history by finishing the creation. Winning participants’ verses and/or production will be implemented in the final project to be released at a future date and sold exclusively on the iTunes Storefront and marketed through American King Music & DigiwaxxDigital.
“I wanted to interject something into the industry that can directly affect my fans,” says MIMS. “Technology has made it so easy to interact with people on a level never before seen in music. I plan on using that ingenuity and that spirit when completing this project.” MIMS business partner and CEO of Digiwaxx Media, Corey “CL” Llewellyn echoes MIMS sentiments, “Digiwaxx was founded under the pretense of staying ahead of the curve when it comes to music and technology. To be a part of this project is a great experience because it shows the evolution of music and the overall creation process.”
To enter the Open Bars Contact, artists and producers need to obtain the download link at MIMS official website www.mimslife.com and submit their verses and beats to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submissions process begins 1/11/11 and must be received no later than 2/11/11. A panel of seasoned music industry executives will select the best verses for each song and the winning artists will be granted a slot to open up for MIMS at a selected performance in a city near them as well as consideration to be included in accompanying videos. Additionally winners will receive a digital distribution package through Digiwaxx Media and a strategic national marketing and promotion campaign.
PR: Penumbra Hits the Road & Surprise Show at Highline
Intikana's one man show is now hitting the road with shows in Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, and more locations soon to be announced. For those of you who have yet to experience PENUMBRA, the play is a solo Hip-Hop musical that autobiographically illustrates growing up in the Bronx and powerfully confronts issues concerning family, social injustice, and self-identity. This multimedia performance utilizes elements of Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Theater, Film, and Photography to journey through stories that speak on a son trying to rekindle a lost relationship with his father. For more info, visit: www.intikana.net/penumbra .
Below is the current tour schedule. If you're in the area, come thru and let's connect!
Feb 3 @ 7:30PM UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - ANCHORAGE Fine Arts Theatre 3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Feb 9 @ 10:15AM & 8PM COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO Fine Arts Small Theatre Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
Feb 28 @ 7PM COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Main Ballroom Oval Drive Fort Collins, CO 80523
May 19 @ 6:30PM UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - TACOMA William Phillip Hall 1900 Commerce Street Tacoma, WA 98402 *** UPCOMING SHOWS IN NYC THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 @8PM [HIGHLINE BALLROOM]
If you missed our show last week at ROSE in Brooklyn, here's another opportunity for us to rock the house...juntos!!! REBEL SHIP: JEAN SHEPHERD (of Navegante) & ILLSPOKINN with a guest performance by INTIKANA.
Location: HIGHLINE BALLROOM Address: 431 W 16th St (between 9th and 10th Ave), New York, NY 10011 Doors open at 7PM Show starts at 8PM Price: $10
URBAN: Woo Child - Anywhere EP - Indie Acclaimed Hip Hop Artist, Woo Child, drops his highly anticipated EP, "Anywhere EP". Behind the success of the single "Move (Get It In)", which has received radio play and inclusion on nationwide Coast To Coast mixtape "THE SHOWCASE VOL.157", "Anywhere EP" is set to be released for free download via datpiff.com and woochild.com. The EP boasts production from hitmaker Vybe, who's discography includes multi-platinum artists such as T-Pain and Chris Brown and highly acclaimed artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Wiz Khalifa. The recent release of the title track "Anywhere" is burning up DJ mixes all over the US and around the world, and was recently included in the Coast to Coast mixtape series "The Indie Top 50 Vol. 9". "Anywhere EP", is chocked full of hits and has the internet going crazy over this vibrant and witty emcee.
PR: R.A. the Rugged Man's "Bad Biology" Screening In NYC
INCLUDED IN SUNSHINE CINEMA'S MIDNIGHT SERIES
This winter, NYC's famed Sunshine Cinema is presenting the "Sunshine At Midnight" series, screening classic flims like Ghostbusters, Rear Window, and Jurassic Park throughout January and February. This weekend, the featured film is cult favorite Bad Biology, produced and co-written by none other than underground rap legend R.A. The Rugged Man. Directed by famed B-movie director Frank Henenlotter, Bad Biology is a twisted tale of love and weirdness with a strong hip-hop influence, featuring a score by Prince Paul and appearences from the likes of Reef The Lost Cauze, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Wu-Tang affilitae Remedy, Playboy model Jelena Jensen, and Penthouse pet Krista Ayne. The film has only had limited theatrical runs since its 2008 release, so this is a rare chance to witness the sex, violence, absurdity, and hip-hop first-hand.
Bad Biology is playing this Friday and Satruday, January 21st and 22nd, at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema at 143 East Houston Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Tickets are $9.99. "Sunshine At Midnight" is presented by the Village Voice and WNYU's The New Afternoon Show.
Driven by biological excess, a young man and woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in an explosive and ultimately over-the-top sexual experience, resulting in a truly godawful love story.... With bizarre special effects by Gabe Bartalos, a hip-hop soundtrack from Prince Paul, and shot in glorious 35mm, Bad Biology is guaranteed to shock even the most desensitized of audiences, and sure to become a modern cult classic. (No one under 18 admitted.)
IZZY DUNFORE RELEASES “WHO IS IZZY DUNFORE” ON FAMOUS RECORDS!
Izzy Dunfore is a genuinely talented and exciting rap artist who has the drive, as well as the charisma, to be the next BIG name in Hip Hop! He has already collaborated with over 100 artists, written over 200 songs and continues to wow audiences every time he takes the stage. Born Lucas Lloyd Hewitt, he began his rap career recording under the name Luke Dogg and released his first recordings locally, in his home State of Iowa, on an album called "Little Black Cap on a White Boy".
After re-naming himself Izzy Dunfore, he wrote two songs that would eventually break him into radio. The first was called "I Can Deal With the Rain". At that time, Tony Tarbox was the host of "The Garage" a radio show which promoted local artists. He liked the song and asked if there was any other material available. Izzy offered him "Another Song of Mine". The lyrics revealed some very personal information that attracted a lot of local attention. Izzy was then asked to guest host "The Garage" and discuss his lyrics on the air. This officially launched the name Izzy Dunfore followed by his debut album "Only I" that same year!
He later teamed up with DJ Starscream made some recordings, followed by a partnership with DJ Fate (born Samuel Elgin (4-28-82) and they have been performing together across the country for thousands of fans. In 2009, Izzy and Fate moved to Minnesota and opened up the Dunfore Ranch where they recorded Izzy's current release... "Who Is IZZY DUNFORE" on Famous Records. Please don't miss your chance to listen to his album & catch his act, or the world is DUNFORE!!!!