Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Amanda Diva Presents Spectrum Funk


Kid Sister Tomorrow @ The Chicago Itunes Store

Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ The Chicago Itunes Store, Kid Sister will host a Lolla Pre-Party with DJ Flosstradamus from The Foals, Black Kids, and The Kills.

Babs Bunny is Looking For Female Rappers

Babs Bunny from "Making The Band" is looking for female rappers to join "The Squad Movement". She asks that all tracks are sent to For more information you can also check out her myspace page.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Trina Upcoming Performance in Ft. Lauderdale


Diva Does Live Painting!

If you didn't know Amanda Diva does more than rap, she's also an artist and a rather fly one at that!
The piece in the picture was done last night @ the "Love Live" benefit. This piece is a part of the Afro Series. Check out Amanda Diva's blog to get a closer look at this piece. You have to pay attention to the hair yo. This piece is mad dope! We see you Diva!

Byata Performing Live August 22

People in the Long Beach , California area mark your calendars!

A Letter To K-Swift

It seems as if yesterday I was that sophomore rushing to class or sometimes even roaming the halls at Randallstown High School after transferring from Baltimore School for the Arts.

The year was 1995 and though I remember not being too keen on going to a “regular” school. Although I was highly impressed that my new school had an in house broadcasting network, which offered its own morning news, as well as music entertainment.

Impressive, but no Baltimore School for the Arts…

But it was there that I first heard your music; K-Swift’s music.

I grew up listening to Baltimore House music naturally being from Baltimore, however you were the first female DJ I had ever seen in this particular genre of music, let alone any female DJs period.

From us coming of age in high school, me listening to you on the air, along with your music, and later on being SO proud that someone from Baltimore stayed in our city and was doing positive things.

I left the country, I came back, I left once again domestically, and finally came back, and you were STILL there…

I remember belting out your song, “HEEEEEEEEEY you knuckleheads,” back in the mid to late 90’s and being so proud that my hood, and a few other hoods that I have peoples in were shouted out. Your song is still a Baltimore classic until this day, but I sure you knew it was going to be a hit when you penned it.

At your funeral Baltimore showed you so much love. Everyone from top to bottom attended, just to wish you well. From grandmothers, to arm-babies, to ex-mayors of Baltimore, to the current governor of Maryland, to old classmates like myself, to other DJs in the struggle. The line to attend your services from Thursday through Saturdays were stretched and wrapped well around the sidewalks, buildings, and parking lots. Though more than half of us in line could not attend your funeral due to fire code regulations, we stayed for the duration of the service just hoping to at least get an obituary as a keepsake. We even stayed after your procession, just to keep the spirit of celebrating your transition and preserving your memorial.

K-Swift I want you to know, you are an inspiration not only to those girls that want to be DJs, but also to little girls and women like myself.

Thank you for holding OUR city of Baltimore down.

Rest in Peace Baby Girl, you will TRULY be missed.

Divine Love,

Chimere L. Becote

Saturday, July 26, 2008