Ellen welcomed eight members of the non-profit Fight All Monsters, a support group for kids battling various forms of cancer. They went viral with a video of them dancing to their unofficial anthem, “Bad Boys for Life” by Diddy. Not only did the kids get to chat and perform, the hip-hop icon himself surprised them […]
Shaw of Jammerz HP sits with us to give us incite into his rise to the throne of Calypso in the Virgin Islands. One of the younger and more accomplished artists of his generation, Shaw has displayed his hard work through his winning of 2 Road Marches in the V.I., traveled throughout the caribbean, and the mainland, and worked with a plethora of artists, from Pressure Buss Pipe, to Pumpa, to Triple Kay, to DJ Avalanche, and this list goes on and on. Take a look into the mind of Shaw in this interview and better understand the genius and passion he puts into his music!
Check out Daddy Shaw’s Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram Pages for updates on upcoming performances and new music releases!
While Jef Jon Sin’s on the Nappy Roots‘ Rollin Stoned Tour, Jef drops a verse on Juven’s “Freakshow 2”. Unreleased Data Tape drops on the 19th. The tape will be hosted by Coast 2 Coast’s DJ Thomas Handsome.
While in New York City, HHS1987 caught up with T.I.G’s own Rich Homie Quan
to discuss an array of things. Rich Homie Quan discussed his upcoming and
final mixtape “I Promise I’ll Never Stop Goin In”, working on his debut
album, the pressure of following up his hit single “Type of Way”, as well
as possible features with Future and Drake. Rich Homie Quan also took the
time to acknowledge some of his peers in the music industry who have
reached out and let him know they appreciate his love for the craft. The
interview was conducted by HHS1987’s E Money and the interview was shot by
Checkout this hot new artist from Sumter, SC PrinceRoc! Inspired by great the Notorious B.I.G. and Drake, watch this 20 year old rising star in “MCF” or “Merk-City’s Finest” featuring fellow Sumter artist Kshaun.
October 21, 2013(New York, NY) — This teenage wordsmith from the BX has been catching the attention of lot of important ears in the industry and now his visuals are catching eyes too. After Young Lye offered up the vids for the singles “Jordans” and “Drop It 2 Da Floor”, both of which have received over 200K views on YouTube, he’s now releasing the video to “Don’t Give Up The Struggle”, a ode of positivity that’s been missing on today’s music scene.
Young Lion is scheduled for a landmark career move, with a live performance at Mad Wednesdays at The Shrine in Harlem hosted by the originator of Mad Wednesdays, Marie Davis. In case you don’t recall, Ms. Davis made an appearance in Jay-Z‘s classic “Reasonable Doubt” album. Yes, it’s that serious.
How does a virtually unknown artist/producer gain international exposure almost over night with no major label backing? They religiously grind until they catch the eyes and ears of someone who can financially appreciate the work they’ve put in. That’s basically the strategy of Allentown, PA. based producer Red McFly and his latest offering is a visual from his recently released mixtape “Take Flight” entitled “Can’t Sleep”. From the reception of his Evil Empire generated project, it looks like McFly’s way is working.
The Coke Boys producer has put together hits from behind the boards on hood goodies such as French Montana‘s Mac N Cheese series, numerous Chinx Drugz & co. material, and Red produced tracks for both The Game and Shyne during their recent back and forth battle on record. The award winning, up and coming double threat is predicted to be one of the most sought after young producers of 2014.
Modern Marchers: Lessons From The Front Lines of Social Change
Fifty years ago, at the historic March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and proclaimed that he was there to “cash a check for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Join us on September 12th to engage with social activists who are taking lessons from the past while expanding ideas about justice, inclusion and opportunity to impact the 21st century.
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Michaela Pereira is the multiple award-winning news anchor for the CNN’s morning show “New Day” with Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.
Prior to joining CNN in New York, Pereira was the co-host of “KTLA Morning News” in Los Angeles for nine years. Prior to KTLA, Pereira was an anchor for the technology news program “TechLive” on TechTV in San Francisco, a guest host and internet correspondent for Buena Vista’s “Ebert & the Movies,” and a host for “Internet Tonight” on ZDTV. Pereira made her television news debut in 1993 on Canada’s CHEK-TV in Victoria, B.C. Pereira has won multiple awards for her journalism, including nine Emmy Awards and three Radio & TV News Association Golden Mike awards, and two Mark Twain Awards during her career.
Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Pereira is active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club; an advisory board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), supporting children in foster care; and co-chair of the advisory board of Optimist Youth Home, providing services for troubled youth. Pereira is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Pereira is based in New York City.
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Minh Dang, Executive Director of Don’t Sell Bodies, White House Champion of Change
Minh Dang is the Executive Director of Don’t Sell Bodies and a graduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing her Masters in Social Work. A 2011 recipient of the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Public Service Award, Dang advocates for the rights of vulnerable children and people worldwide. Her experience in fighting for justice includes community organizing, serving on non-profit boards, coordinating service-learning programs and facilitating peer support groups. She has traveled extensively telling her story of survival from child abuse and sex trafficking and is now a powerful force in the fight against modern-day slavery. Over the past eight years, Dang has achieved an extraordinary service record through direct service, advocacy, peer and student leadership development and community organizing. As an undergraduate she served as the Executive Director of REACH!, as staff of the public service center and as Program Coordinator of the campus Bonner Leaders Program.
Dr. Arthur Dunning is a Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Education Policy Center on the campus of The University of Alabama. His work in the Policy Center includes service on state and national boards as well as teaching responsibilities in the Higher Education program.
Dr. Dunning has also served as advisor to The University of Alabama System Chancellor for strong linkages with emerging economies around the world, specifically India and Argentina.
He is well known for his work in international programs, economic development initiatives, and innovative research partnerships. He serves on the board of directors for the Latin American Association and has worked with the Carter Presidential Center and the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Dunning has lived and worked in roles related to higher education and non-profit activities in more than thirty countries, including Ghana, Tunisia, China, India, Thailand, and Brazil.
Dr. Dunning has served seven years in administrative and faculty positions on the Tuscaloosa campus before embarking on a 27-year career in higher education in the state of Georgia, including as Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. His responsibilities included institutional leadership for public service and outreach activities across the campus, around the state and internationally. His work in Georgia focused strategically on developing democracies and emerging markets.
Dr. Dunning is an Alabama native who earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from The University of Alabama.
Tara Roberts, Co-founder of girltank
Tara Roberts co-founded girltank, a social enterprise designed to connect, inspire and fund female social entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. Previously, Roberts served as the Senior Editor for CosmoGirl magazine and the Lifestyle Editor for Ebony, Essence and Heart & Soul magazines. She published her own internationally distributed magazine, Fierce, which was nominated as best new independent magazine in 2003 by Utne magazine. And she has edited critically-acclaimed books for girls: Am I the last Virgin? Ten African American Reflections on Sex & Love and What Your Mama Never Told You: True Stories About Sex & Love. Roberts is also a cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a graduate of the Founder Institute.
Michael Skolnik is the Political Director to hip-hop pioneer, Russell Simmons and President of GlobalGrind.com, an online destination founded by Mr. Simmons and one of the most-read online portals for young people in America. He is a leading influencer and activist against gun violence and is recognized nationally for his work around creating solutions. He is on the Board of Directors of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, established by the parents of Trayvon Martin.
In his role as Political Director, Skolnik oversees Mr. Simmons’ entire social justice and political activities. GlobalGrind reaches over 4.5 million people a month, predominantly serving a multi-racial segment of the 18-34 population, covering entertainment and celebrity news, lifestyle content, fashion, style, music and politics.
Skolnik is active on the Leadership Council of Gen44, the Democratic Party’s group for young professionals, and was an official surrogate for the 2012 Obama campaign.
Prior to his work for Mr. Simmons, Skolnik spent over a decade as an award-winning film director and producer. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Film, Theater and Television.
CNN DIALOGUES is a community forum that aims to highlight diverse ideas and perspectives on the most significant issues and events shaping our time. It is a place where we address shared challenges and concerns to foster a dialogue of learning, understanding and hope. Our mission is to come together to analyze and reflect on everything from the arts to the economy, from human rights to health and sexuality. The topics are limitless. We will explore how global events have local impact; and how having a dialogue that bridges our differences will help us collaborate to create solutions and opportunities for a shared future.
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As the fifth free song in Denver,Colorado native Trev Rich‘s #TrevThursdays series, “EyeSolation Part 1” offers fans a taste of Trev’s inner dialogue as he confronts the man in the mirror. Listeners can catch a glimpse as to why Trev Rich is a perfect fit for Joe Budden‘s Mood Muzik Entertainment imprint as “EyeSolation Part 1” is nothing less than a potent dose of pure ‘Mood Muzik’. With a soulful and bluesy backdrop provided by C.G. of C.G. Productionz, Trev captivates and captures the ears as soon as the instrumental’s drums hit.
Trev Rich Bio:
Trev Rich is a Denver, Colorado native formerly known as the stage name of Rockie G5. Most well known for his Squizzy Gang team and recently recieving an official stamp of approval from Joe Budden, Trev has a promising future ahead. After being featured as a solo performer on the “Dreams (Interlude)” on Budden’s critically acclaimed A Loose Quarter mixtape, it was soon announced that Trev Rich was an official member of Joe’s Mood Muzik Entertainment imprint along with fellow Loose Quarter collaborators Emanny and Tsu Surf. Having released two successful mixtapes under his more recent moniker, Heights and Heights 2, TrevRich continues his journey to the top and but still manages to give back to his fans in the form of a free song every Thursday as a part of his #TrevThursdays series.
Christopher “C.G.” Gallucci
Owner, producer, song writer and engineer for C.G. Productionz
The multifaceted and super talented guru, Moose, has finally decided to release his highly anticipated debut project The Audacity of Love, this past Thursday, August 1st. As a great songwriter, he has decided to showcase his musical abilities in collaboration with a variety of talents.
The project consists of several collaborations amongst the Scholarich Music Group home team, with appearances from Chewy Garcia, SongBird, Money Meech & VonRich;
– Joining in forces was also heavy production from Grammy nominated, gold-selling producers L&X Music.
– With a power single out “Do the Right Thing” feat Chewy Garcia, that hip-hop blogs have fell in love with, this is sure to be a great impression nto the ears of many.
As the NYC Teacher, founder & CEO of Scholarich (a company that uses music, sports and entertainment to make learning more appealing to
urban youth an communities), he has been able to balance the time devoted to his artistic creations as well as facilitating the many community endeavors that Scholarich implements.
Scholarich Music Group is a label of young talented artists who are passionate about inspiring others through their musical memoirs. As a label, we are committed to the development and branding of artists who spread the Scholarich brand by way of sound. Download Audacity of Love at http://www.scholarich.com/moose.
The culmination of over four years of Daimyo’s long lost music. Daimyo has come to the realization that it’s time for all of his material to be heard! A weight has been lifted & now Daimyo will have the chance to begin anew.All proceeds will go to new musical equipment. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!Artwork by Hillel Zavala www.facebook.com/hillel.zavala
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Fresh off the release of his street album Ain’t Shit Changed and DJ Grady/DJ Iceberg-hosted mixtape 1-8 Zone Shawty, Washington D.C. rapper and 1017 Bricksquad/GBE/SB affiliate Yung Gleesh releases the video for “2 Thangs,” shot in Atlanta by Homespun Media Group. “2 Thangs” is the third single from Ain’t Shit Changed (watch the first and the second single videos here and here), which is available on iTuneshere.
Song produced by MPA YDG, Video shot by Homespun Media Group (@DubHoopes)
Significance: D.Worthy is a young artist full of ambition and drive.His passion for his craft is beyond evident, and he is rapidly evolving as an artist. His unique upbringing is paralleled in his music, as he has already defined an original style for himself. The songs above is from his new album “Sounds Of Us” The album is available for free download at blowupkids.com
RnB newcomer, Bianca Rodriguez serenades her listeners with the
release of her debut project entitled “Solitude”.
The project is an ode to music and free expression.
It describes her personal journey through a period of isolation, freedom, and creativity.
The mellow vibe matched with her silky smooth vocals invite your ears
to explore the various emotions she experiences.