Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Well folks. It's official. The battle for 25Gs is tonight. Lady Luck Vs. Rece Steel....
Who do you think is gonna win?????
The $100,000 Main Event will be webcast live in a pay-per-view event for $9.
99 from an undisclosed location on September 27th at 5PM EST exclusively at www. wsohh. com.
Monie Love will host the event and all the battles will feature G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid as referee. The event will also feature performances by Akinyele and G-Unit's Mazaradi Fox.
Pre-registration for the pay-per-view webcast is available now by logging on to www. wsohh. com/webcast. html and clicking the sign up link.
For the first time ever, the public will decide the winners of each battle via text voting! Each contestant will be assigned a number, which will be available on www. wsohh. com starting on Saturday September 27th. Viewers can text their votes to the assigned numbers to decide the winner of each battle; each text costs $0.99 and they can vote as often as they wish. Voting opens at the start of each battle.
The World Series of Hip Hop $100,000 Main Event is the re-launch to a series of other events including monthly battles with prize money for established artists as well as an annual event for all artists with a chance to win $1 million.
For more detailed information please visit www. wsohh. com or contact Furqaan Clover, Chairman, World Series of Hip Hop, 347-524-0002; indiefilmx@gmail. com.
Alyse Feldman, President, On the Fly Public Relations, Toronto ON, 917-674-6067; ontheflypr@gmail. com
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Invincible dropped her debut album, Shapeshifters.
The Michigan Citizen interviewed her so check it out:
The Michigan Citizen (MC): How do you feel about Detroit hip hop right now?
Invincible: I think that we are in a place where there is tremendous talent, more brilliance and perspective. I think that the “crabs in a barrel” mentality is dying down a little bit. People are supporting a little more. I think people are attributing that to the deaths of J. Dilla, Proof and Blade Icewood. I realized, the “crabs in a barrel” mentality is just the result of lack of opportunity. It is also lessening because we are getting more opportunities. I was telling Guilty Simpson at his release party how proud I am of him and he was saying that his release is everybody’s success. That’s kind of how it is right now.
MC: Your label, Emergence, is based on cooperative economics. Tell me about it.
Invincible: Putting my album out on my own label, I have put myself through a self-imposed “How to be Independent” workshop. I have also been talking to a lot of artists who have been doing music for a long time, but hadn’t put an album out. It’s mainly because they don’t know how. So, I am able to talk to people about how to do it, now. In Detroit people are trying to create data entry jobs and casino jobs. But, we have the opportunity to create a whole new economy for the city with creative jobs. Not necessarily hip hop jobs, but jobs based on the way hip hop does things. Like, when you are a creative person, you don’t just have customers in Detroit, you may have a customer in Australia.
MC: Like the song on your album, “Locusts” featuring Finale?
Invincible: On “Locusts” we present a model for what a sustainable community and economy can be. Hopefully through hip hop we can explore some of those models.
MC: What has Detroit Summer been up to?
Invincible: The Live Arts Media Project featured young people interviewing other young people on the reasons that they dropped out of school. They edited the interviews and used the subject matter for an audio hip hop documentary. In addition, a curriculum was created and the project is being used by community groups around the country. Part two will be creating statistics to create a list of demands for Detroit Public Schools to address the drop out issue. For the past six months the kids have been creating that survey.
MC: On Shapeshifters you speak about a lot of political subjects. “People Not Places” was based on a conversation with your Israeli mother and how she misses the people and not the place where she was born. Why is it important for you to infuse your music with politics?
Invincible: I don’t write essay songs. My songs are like stories as songs. I really keep the musicality balanced with the content. Slip the medicine in. One of the first rappers I listened to growing up was Paris, who was very political. I also listened to Bo$$, MC Breed, and Big L, they weren’t so much political but rapped about the streets. To me, politics is not just talking about the President, but your everyday life. It’s about the larger societal issues that affect your life.
MC: You used to get a lot of comparisons to Eminem.
Invincible: (nodding) That came more from outside of Detroit. In the city, people were used to seeing me. They knew we had totally different content. Eminem and D12 were talking about D12 stuff and I was talking about something totally different. But, once I was in New York, people saw a white rapper from Detroit. He had just gotten signed then, which garnered me a lot of attention. Record labels were kicking themselves for not signing him and saw me as a good second option. But, I turned them all down. Then, XXL Magazine did that big spread and called me “an A&R’s worst nightmare,” which kind of earned me a bad reputation. But, I kept my integrity.
Shapeshifters is available in stores and online. The album features production by Lab Techs, Black Milk and more. For more information on Invincible visit her Web site, www.Emergencemusic.net.
Check out the full article here.
Where: The Limited Lounge (15535 W. 8 mile)(Off 8 mile & Greenfield)
When: Sept 27, 2008 8pm- 2am
What: Mozzarati Vick Birthday and Video/Mixtape Release Party
The Fembassy doesn't like to support drama and beef but, we had to post a heated freestyle battle between Rece Steele and Lady Luck. Things get a little heated and Reece str8 snatches the mic from Lady Luck........DAMN. They need to just battle this out during another occasion when there is no tension and everyone can remain calm.
This is the first time they were at the radio station together
Salt-N-Pepa was the only female act in VH1's top 10 of their list of 100 greatest hip hop songs. Their early hit, "Push It" was named. VH1 will honor pioneers in rap as a part of it's annual Hip Hop Honors show. The show airs Oct 6. Check your local listings for times.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thanks to Black Celebrity Kids for this picture and the interview with Charlie on youtube. Now this interview is old. It's from back in March 2008 but, I never heard it and I've been wondering what Charlie is up to. So it's worth a listen if you're a Charlie Baltimore fan. She talks about resigning a record deal with The Inc and more on her personal life.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Queen Latifah says she may name her album The L Word, "Just to mess with peoples heads". She told Rolling Stone, “L was gonna stand for love though or La,” she laughs. “Since people want to play games, I like to jab back sometimes just for fun, but I’m like, ‘Nah, that’s too much energy wasted.’ ”
The new album is due in December and it includes Dr. Dre and LL Cool J.
“They pretty much did the whole album,” Latifah said during a small roundtable interview to promote her new film The Secret Life of Bees, which also stars Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning and Sophie Okonedo. “My boy Kenny Flav did one track and I think might do two more. Missy [Elliott] and Swizz Beatz are the only two people I have left. But they’re mixing it right now.”
You can read the full article here.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
MC Lyte will be in "The D" (DETROIT) this weekend on Sunday to attend Doug E. Fresh's Birthday Celebration. The concert will be at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History and it starts at 8pm. Also, even though Doug E. Fresh isn't a femcee he is a pioneer of Hip Hop so definitely Happy Birthday to him! BTW, Slick Rick is on the roster as well.