New Muzik. New Movement. New Ministry.Orlando, FL – April 15, 2014 – Konviction, Founder of Konviction Muzik announces the launch of its new record label and urban outreach ministry along with his first radio single called,“Mama” on the upcoming album “The Re-Education of John Doe”. The song is a dedication to his mother and other mother’s across the nation! It’s right on time for Mother’s Day Celebration.
Konviction has also put out an open call to artists who would like to be considered by the label. The label is designed to give emerging artists with a desire for outreach the opportunity to build with the lost outside the four walls of the established church, partnering with ministries and organizations focused on the development of the next generation. Artist interested may send an
EPK and/or mp3 to Booking@KonvictionMuzik.org and we will personally listen and get back to you soon. For more information visit www.KonvictionMuzik.org. Konviction adds that “while hype muzik and sold out shows are nice, our primary objective will be impacting the culture and saving souls. Period.”
The upcoming album “The Re-Education of John Doe” will be a free download FOR ALL! The album is a counter-cultural collection of gems with the sole intent of challenging the accepted norms of an increasingly wicked and perverse culture. Slated for release during Summer 2014, you can download the first single, “Mama” at https://soundcloud.com/konvictionmuzik/mama.
*Hint*: DJ YRS Jerzy is pronounced (Dee-Jay) "Why" - "Are" - "Es" Jersey
Chox-Mak is pronounced "Chose"- "Mack"
Song Title: Chox-Mak Ft. DJ YRS Jerzy - Night Shift (Prod. By Dr. G)
Description: Independent artists are now taking control of their careers and making names for themselves in a big way. You can say even more for Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy within only a couple months they have been working to build something legendary. Their latest single "Night Shift" is a non-stop lyric after lyric with a smooth early 90's hip hop feel to it mixed with a smooth guitar sample that completes the track. The overall meaning of the song is stating that they have been working hard all day and they plan to get even more accomplished with their careers by night shift. You really have to take the time out and break down the wordplay that is delivered. The beat smith on this production was brought by common collaborator DR.G out of Manchester,UK.
AudioMack Link: http://www.audiomack.
com/song/dj-yrs-jerzy/chox- mak-ft-dj-yrs-jerzy-night- shift-prod-by-dr-g
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/
Twitter: @Chox_Mak910 @IAMDJYRSJERZY @DrGPRODUCTIONZ
Los Angeles rap group, Cali Swag District, has lost another member today, as Cahron "Jayare" Childs has passed away.For news we never wish to report, it appears Cali Swag District member "Jayare" passed away on Friday, June 6th.
Many of Jayare's fellow friends, peers, and CSD members took to twitter tonight to pay their respect and condolences. According to fellow member, Smoove Da General & MTV, JayAre suffered from sickle cell anemia and was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night for some unknown reason. While in the hospital, Jayare fell into cardiac arrest and died.
This unfortunately isn’t the first time tragedy has struck Cali Swag District. In 2011, member M-Bone was murdered in a drive-by shooting as well, which ultimately reduces their group to only two members left now.
Rest In Peace Jayare!
"Michael Knight" is a Artist,Songwriter, Producer, and Engineer. Check "Michael Knight" video on worldstar. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhj3GU9L7ASl4Hxy1d Michael Knight is truly a main stream artist different from all these other artists around. Michael Knight is so versatile that he can get on anyone's track and straight kill it. Born in Miami, Florida in a small part of the city call Little Haiti. Michael Knight is a artist, producer, engineer and songwriter. Michael Knight has seen his shares of ups and downs. A son of a hustla, he knows all about the grind it takes to make it in the game. Growing up moving to city to city, you almost can feel what he went through and the people Michael Knight met along the way. Finally his family settles to a small town of Winter Haven, FL after his father was arrested on drug charges and had to start a new life on the right track. A standout high school basketball player, Michael Knight seen a little taste of the spotlight."Almost everyday I was in the newspaper or somebody wanted to get at me, I'm an entertainer that's what I love to do is entertain people…" says"Michael Knight". It was in college where Michael Knight took music seriously. After a fatal car accident that he was involved in that left one of his teammate dead at the scene, he wanted to do something different with his life. After coming back home from school, Michael Knight grinded and taught himself to make beats and engineer his own work. Getting a name for his grind and making beats for local artists, Michael Knight knew he was on his way. Its was then,where he was featured on other people tracks, that everybody knew that he was gifted on the mic and be hide it. In a league of his own when it comes to local acts in his area, now he is ready to take it globally.
Slowbucks Holds Press Conference On Summer Jam Incident [Update: 50 Cent Affiliate Reportedly Arrested]
Slowbucks holds press conference at the Bostany Law Firm to discuss the now-infamous chain-snatching incident.In response to an on-stage skirmish that quickly went viral, Slow of Queens duo Slowbucks just hosted a press conference to reveal the legal action he's taking against 50 Cent and others for allegedly stealing his chain and roughing him up in front of thousands of people. In a conference room at Bostany Law Firm in Manhattan, Slow had John P. Bostany of the firm speak for him.
Announcing plans to investigate Fif and other members of his posse for alleged crimes of assault, conversion, and "other, more brand-oriented causes of action," Bostany claims that the assailants, whoever they were specifically, were trying to harm the Slowbucks clothing brand more than anything. "They know he is the founder of Slowbucks, the #1 urban brand on the rise today," he said. "They want to hurt that brand and they are trying to hurt that brand we are going to put and end to that. We’re here, I’m a Trademark attorney, I’m a copyright attorney and I fight unfair competition."
When asked if 50 Cent was among those he was investigating, Bostany said, "I looked at the videos and I heard 50′s interview on [Hot] 97 by Angie, who did an excellent job. Questioning him and I heard his responses and his demeanor. If you look at him he says ‘oh I was looking at the crowd.’ I didn’t know what was going on behind me. I was happy that day.’ But if you look at him when he’s telling that story, he doesn’t look happy. He doesn’t look like he want to talk about it. If you look at the videos, every single one, whether he’s the one picking up the chain or not is irrelevant. His body is facing what’s going on and the he turns around, in the middle of it all, and faces the crowd."
Bostany praised Slow's courage for attempting to remind the world that, "no matter how rich or powerful some might become, how popular they may be, they still are not above the law."
“Summer Jam is supposed to be a celebration,” Bostany said. “Slow came with that in mind… What happened on Sunday would have brought us back 20 years if we weren’t dealing with a person like Slow. No matter how rich or popular someone may be, they are not above the law. Slowbucks stands for Unity and Peace.”
Watch both parts of the press conference below.
[Update: 50 Cent Affiliate Mikey Fingers Reportedly Arrested Over Incident]
AllHipHop is now reporting that an arrest has been made in the Slowbucks Summer Jam case, citing a few tweets that suggest that 50 Cent affiliate Mikey Fingers has been picked up by police in connection to the incident. The first tweet, which has since been deleted, comes from booking agent Mike Lighty, and reads:
“#ShoutOut The coward @slowbucks For Snitching On the Homie Aka Tio #MikeyFingers !!!!! These @slowbucks Cats talk about killing drugs and gangs But when the block Is flamming these be the same Cowards Snitching and pointing People Out ….. #Free my ni**a #MikeyFingers !!!!”
Though he used the wrong Twitter name for Slowbucks, the clothing company seems to have noticed the anti-snitching sentiments that he and others have sent their way via Twitter. The brand recently responded with the following tweet (and an image that has sinc been removed).
Australian concert promoter demands that Timbaland give back the $500K he received for shows he never played.For Timbaland, it's now too late to 'pologize for concerts he double-booked in 2008. Claiming that the Virginia Beach producer booked shows in Finland that overlapped with Australian tour dates (at which he was a no-show), an Australian concert promoter is demanding that Timbo return the half of his million dollar deal that he received prior to the concerts.
According to TMZ, Showtime (the promotion company) were told a month prior to Timbaland's July 2008 shows in Australia that he would have to reschedule them to August, with no explanation given. Then, the promoter learned that Timbo had scheduled shows in Finland on those same, rescheduled dates. When Timbaland finally let them know that he was canceling the shows, he not only declined to pay back the $500K he had already received, but also demanded the rest of the million he was promised in the deal. Naturally, Showtime declined.
Now Showtime is suing the superproducer for $500K and damages.
Tracy Morgan has been critically injured following a six car pile-up in New Jersey.Tracy Morgan is reportedly in critical condition following a six car pileup on the New Jersey Tunrpike Saturday. The actor and comedian was on board a limousine bus just hours after doing a stand-up gig in Delaware when the accident occurred.
The bus, which contained six other passengers, was overturned at around 1 AM last night. James McNair, one of those on the vehicle, was killed in the collision, while Morgan and three others are in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
Morgans publicist, Lewis Kay delivered word of his current state. "His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care," he said. "We don't anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available."
Many rappers and members of the hip hop community have sent out prayers as news of the crash spread. View their tweets below.
Our hopes and prayers go out to Tracy Morgan and the other victims of the collision. We will update with any new information as it arrives.
The undercurrent of homophobia in hip-hop has been well documented — the history of homophobia in everything, come to think of it. But much as we’ve seen in the culture at large in recent years, the tide has been turning in the world of hip-hop too, with avant gay New York rappers Mykki Blanco and Le1f garnering significant buzz, and Houston’s Fly Young Red scoring a recent viral smash.
Also breaking new ground in the traditionally hyper-masculine and hetero-normative genre is Rashard Bradshaw, 23 (pictured at left), an artist from New Jersey who goes by the name of Cakes da Killa. He’ll perform at the June 6 launch party for Boston Pride Week at Club Oberon in Harvard Square.
The recent boom in gay rap is absolutely refreshing, says Nathanael Bluhm, a.k.a. Begbick, organizer of the event, and resident DJ at Controversy, a twice-monthly party at Machine that focuses on Caribbean, dance hall, and hip-hop club music. Bluhm and DJ Leah Mcfly will also perform on Friday.
CAKES DA KILLA
Boston Pride Launch Party at Club Oberon, 617-496-8004. http://www.cluboberon.com
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- Friday at 10 p.m.
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Much like everyone else, he says, and this should come as no surprise, “gay people love hip-hop. We’re in the clubs, we’re everywhere, there’s no distinction in what we’re listening to necessarily.” Unfortunately, Bluhm adds, “there has been a lack, especially in Boston, in spaces for gay people to dance to hip-hop and Caribbean music.” That’s where parties like this one and Controversy come in. “Hey, God bless Cher,” he adds, “but we don’t all want to hear Cher and Katy Perry remixes all the time.”
Cakes Da Killa’s music is a long shot from Katy Perry, but it fits pretty seamlessly onto any contemporary hip-hop playlist. On “Truth Tella,” Cakes comes hard over a creeping harpsichord loop and eerie synths. “Goodies” and “Whistle (Beat It Up)” have a more delirious affect, off-kilter but twerk-ready, while “I Run This Club” aims straight for the club-hip-hop crossover sweet spot and lands it perfectly.
Bradshaw, who began rapping in 2011, and has released a handful of EPs and mixtapes while he attends Montclair State University, says he wants to take a page from the career of line-straddling artists like Missy Elliot, maintaining the sort of balance between lyrical and party-in-the-club hip-hop strains that she managed so well.
“I’m still lyrical, like any backpack rapper or underground rapper who will never make club music,” he says. “I just like to dance. The hip-hop turn-up moment is what I’m making.”
That backpacker vibe is evident on tracks such as the A Tribe Called Quest-evoking “Mussy Mayhem,” but a sample used on that cut reminds the listener that acceptance of an artist like Bradshaw wasn’t always a given. “Homosexuality is an enigma,” a voice explains. “Even in this era of bold sexual mores, it remains a subject that people find disturbing, embarrassing.”
Clearly Bradshaw’s sexuality is hard to avoid when listening to his music, rife with tales of his exploits. But that biographical detail can often overshadow the music in stories like this one, he explained on his way to a day of classes at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York.
“I definitely talk about sex a lot — I didn’t realize that until after I listened to my mixtape,” he says. “I was like this sex-crazed maniac. But that was just a testament to me being 21, writing songs in my dorm room.”
Writing about school finals isn’t going to be entertaining, he says. Lately his songs are more about traveling; he’s toured Australia, and Europe multiple times, and says that audiences there have adopted him more quickly than those at home.
“I have no problem talking about being an openly gay person,” he says. “Especially being a black man that went to college — I need to bring as much visibility to that, so young people can see. But for it to be the entire topic of the piece, how gay I am? Let’s talk about music. If you want to talk about the gay reference on the track, that’s a different conversation.”
“Keep It Coochie” would be a good place to start the musical discussion. It’s a showcase of his deft lyrical skills and creative beat-selection, with a swinging 1920s-era jazz sample at its core.