March 9, 2017: Nicki Minaj has finally SPOKEN . . . and she spilled some TEA on how Remy Ma’s diss track “ShETHER” got taken down off of Soundcloud.
It was rapper NAS that shut it down.
According to MediaTakeOut.com’s EXTREMELY RELIABLE snitches, Nicki called NAS – and Nas got it SHUT DOWN. Here’s what MediaTakeOut.com snitch explained:
Nicki called up Nas, and Nas shut it down. He controls all the publishing for Ether.
Nas ain’t dumb, he left the song up on iTunes so that he can make a BAG off of it. But he’s basically banned Remy from performing the song live.
That’s why you don’t see her doing it at concerts, and why she didn’t do it on Wendy. Nas shut it down.
Look at how Remy is trying to back track and apologize for making the song. That’s not out of the goodness of her heart. It’s because legally she can never sing the song again.
Nicki definitely lost the battle but with Remy backtracking she gone win the war. The thing with a diss track like Shether is that it’s so raw she’ll never have to hear it when she’s out and about because no DJ would be that disrespectful toward her to play that record. However if Nicki drops a hit that bangs in the club that just happens to have one or two lines about Remy she’ll hear it everywhere she goes.
Tom Cruise, an unreleased track by the United Kingdom-based deejay Don Andre, is currently making the rounds in local dancehall circles.
The track first surfaced just over a year ago, and the underground scene in the UK showed an early interest. But it was not until the track was uploaded to the Internet that the song and ensuing dance move really grew legs and began gaining traction.Speaking with
Splash yesterday, Don Andre said he always had high hopes for the single, even before it was completed.
“I knew it was going to be a hit because the sound was so different. Whatever I do, I always have the highest expectations for it and
Tom Cruise was no different. It was fresh and new and people like change. It is a fun song that is really different. The strangest thing about this song is that it wasn’t planned for. We were just vibing in the studios and upon listening the beat, I knew I had to do something different,” he said.
Produced by his own label, Kingston Music Group, the song, which has a strong electronic dance music influence and catchy dance moves, has caught the interest of the local scene.
He further noted that the
Tom Cruise effect is being felt across the globe, judging from what he explained are videos surfacing daily from fans who are based in Argentina, Poland, Chile, Russia, Lithuania, Africa, Amsterdam, Italy, Ukraine, Finland and other territories, performing the dance.
Currently in Jamaica, Don Andre is also promoting
Jog, his latest single which was released earlier this month, and boasts a similar concept to
“It’s another song that gets you physically involved, however it has more lyrics than
Tom Cruise. This song promotes a healthy lifestyle as it has a dance that goes along with it. In England I often have to jog in order to keep warm, so that is one of the inspiration behind the song,” he said.
Carlos Don Andre, 25, spent his earlier years on Thirty-five Lane, off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew. During his teenage years, while attending Jamaica College, he penned his first song, Auntie Gloria.
“That song was a dedication to my Aunt Gloria who nurtured and grew me after my mother passed away when I was a baby,” he said.
In 2003, he migrated to the United Kingdom where his passion for music developed even further. Among his first set of recordings were
Oh Girl, Hennessy, Imagine This, Rave all Night and
Roll Wi A Roll.
In addition to promoting his single, Don Andre is prepping for upcoming performances in the USA and Canada in 2016 and 2017
Lee Danja Worldwide Presents: “The Passin The Torch” USA Tour Featuring International Recording Artist Laza Morgan Live In Concert..
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Lee Danja Worldwide In association with Morgan Family Presents the Summer Concert & Tour Series – The Passin’ The Torch Edition. This is the 4th year we are presenting live performances featuring the best international artists. This year, we are happy to partner with the Morgan Family Promotions to present to you the international recording artist, LAZA MORGAN, son of music veteran, Denroy Morgan, and the next generation to the Morgan Heritage legacy as headliner. He will be performing his hit singles such as “This Girl,” which was featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture Step It Up 3D, and “One By One” featuring Reggae / Dancehall Superstar, Mavado, of We The Best Recording. We are currently accepting dates now for Festivals, Night Clubs, etc. Promoters link up!
Laza Morgan (born December 13, 1983 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a Jamaican American reggae singer and rapper. Son of the reggae musician and artist Denroy Morgan, he started as a member of the Jamaican dancehall / hip hop trio formation LMS, alongside his siblings trio Noshayah Morgan and Miriam Morgan. Then Otiya “Laza” he engaged in a solo singing career.
He is best known for his single “This Girl” which was featured on Disney’s Step Up 3D. Laza was also a featured artist on Alexandra Burke’s hit single “Start Without You” in 2010 and appeared in the music video for the song. Laza is also featured in Kristina Maria’s new single “Co-Pilot”. He later released his mixed tape on June 7, 2011, after releasing his new hit single “One by One” featuring Jamaican singer Mavado, which topped the Jamaican Reggae Singles Chart. More recently Laza had launched two viral music videos on YouTube for his singles “Ballerina” and “Ya Sey Mi” with his production team Family Affair Productions..
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The Yo Gotti signee was briefly detained outside a Wells Fargo bank last week.
Wells Fargo released a statement Monday (January 11) regarding Blac Youngsta’s run-in with police Friday January 8, 2016 outside one of its banks in Atlanta, NBC 11Alive reports. Blac Youngsta’s real name is Sam Benson.
“Mr. Benson is not an account holder with us,” the statement from Wells Fargo Southest Communication Manger Crystal Drake says. “He did not enter our store nor did he make any withdrawals.
“A fraudulent incident did occur in the store so in the best interest of our customer, we reported it to law enforcement right away and as a result, a suspect was apprehended and the customer was not the victim of fraud. Mr. Benson was not a party to the fraudulent incident.
“We’re confident that our description of the suspect was appropriate. It is documented in the police report. We encourage you to review it.”
The Yo Gotti signee was confronted by police while holding a large amount of cash outside a Peachtree location. Law enforcement was called by the bank when a man tried to cash a forged check for $24,000. The rapper was not arrested or charged with a crime when police realized he was not the person they were looking for. Blac Youngsta told news outlets afterwards that he withdrew money from his own account.
Police reported after the incident that the bank provided the wrong identification of the suspect upon calling 911.
Authorities, with the help of a witness, later identified Charles Darnell Edward as the suspect and he was arrested and charged with first-degree forgery.
Wu-Tang Clan’s ambitious, one-of-a-kind secret album “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin” — of which only a single copy was produced — has been sold to an American buyer for an undisclosed figure that was in the millions, private auction house Paddle8 announced on Tuesday.
Earlier this year, the group announced that the 31-track double album, recorded in secret over a six-year period, would be sold privately rather than through an auction, as widely reported.
Paddle8 discretely vetted offers for the album, and over the past six months worked with representatives of the group to evaluate them. The buyer and sellers agreed to the sale in May and spent months finalizing contracts and devising new legal protections for the work, whose value depends on its singularity.
When the album was first announced more than a year ago, Wu-Tang’s de facto leader, RZA, said the vision for “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” was a simple one: crafting a singular music experience.
Intrigue and speculation around the project (at one point RZA said the group received a $5-million offer for the work) overshadowed the release of the band’s anniversary album, “A Better Tomorrow,” which was surrounded with internal discord.
Stored in a vault at the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, since its completion in 2013, the album has been shrouded in secrecy since its inception.
RZA confirmed that the album features the group’s surviving members, and a guest appearance from Cher, but little else is known about the music.
The sole copy is housed in an engraved silver-and-nickel box crafted by British Moroccan artist Yahya. It is accompanied by a 174-page manuscript containing lyrics, credits and anecdotes on the production of each song, printed on gilded Fedrigoni Marina parchment and encased in leather by a master bookbinder.
The goal behind the unique approach in releasing “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” RZA maintained, was to spark a debate about how music is appreciated in the era of mass production and market saturation.
Even the buyer, despite spending millions to purchase the work, is contractually bound to a great deal of secrecy.
When Paddle8 announced that it would be overseeing the sale, it was revealed that the purchaser would have to agree not to release it commercially for 88 years.
The condition of the sale means Wu-Tang will never release any of the content in any form to the public, and neither can the buyer — at least not commercially.
Wu-Tang’s extensive contractual restriction voids previously reported plans for the album, which would have allowed the highest bidder to do whatever he or she wanted with the album.
“When I think of who will come to own ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,’ I want them to recognize the historical value of what they’re collecting,” RZA wrote on the Paddle8 website.
“I’m not one for hoping as a rule, but I really hope its guardian is the kind of person who finds appreciation and value in every artistic expression,” RZA continued. “Because this work was made to be appreciated.”
So why 88 years?
The time frame is, naturally, derived from Wu-Tang’s love of numbers. There were eight original members of the collective, for instance, and the auctioneer has the number in its name. Eight turned sideways is also the infinity symbol.
“For us it also addresses the issue of music’s longevity in a time of mass production and short attention spans,” RZA said on the site. “Nothing about this record revolves around short-term gains, but rather around the legacy of the music and the statement we’re making.”
Originally RZA said he hoped the buyer would display the album at museums and galleries, or take it on a “tour” where listeners pay a premium to hear the project.
Considering that the artwork is sold without copyright, broadcast rights, performers’ consents and other reproduction rights, one workaround for any buyer could be to release the project to the public for free.
“When you buy a painting or a sculpture, you’re buying that piece rather than the right to replicate it. Owning a Picasso doesn’t mean you can sell prints or reproductions, but that you’re the sole owner of a unique original. And that’s what ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ is. It’s a unique original rather than a master copy of an album,” RZA added.
Atlanta, Ga – Lee Danja Worldwide, LLC presents Dancehall / Reggae Recording Artiste and Actor Mr Burrup himself Nardo Ranks performing live In Honolulu, Hawaii Saturday November 21, 2015 sponsored by KMG Promotions and Rockers Island Productions.. Nardo is internationally renowned for his hair-trigger wordplay and easy fusion of politically conscious lyrics and bass-driven hooks, ghetto-born Nardo Ranks is credited as one of the first dancehall artiste to crossover into the US mainstream. His smash hit single Burrup released 1990 and produced by C. “Solgie” Hamilton on the Profile Records label (now Arista Records) features the unrivaled and unmistakable rhythm duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, then he followed up with “Dem a Bleach” originally released in 1992 on the ‘Murder She Wrote’ riddim which has been added to performance segments by countless artiste such as Beenie Man, Demarco and many more to this day. Nardo also recently made his film debut starring in the new hit movie “Jamaican Mafia” as Jankro alongside Jamaica’s veteran leading actor Paul Campbell and he also stars in the not yet released movie “Artifice”. LDW is excited to be apart of the Nardo Ranks movement and looks forward to his continued success in the music and film industry.
For about ten years now, the recorded music industry has been in a pretty steady decline in terms of how much money is coming in. Ever since the public wrapped their heads around the idea of digital downloads—both in terms of piracy, and then iTunes, which certainly helped but didn’t stop the problem—revenues have dipped almost every year. A look at the number of records sold and the profits earned twenty years ago would make a newer executive cry.
With streaming becoming the way that people are accessing music, money is becoming even tighter in some places. Even though people are consuming more music these days than ever (we’ve surpassed one trillion streams so far this year already), they aren’t paying huge sums for it. As streaming continues to grow in popularity, there are going to be a lot of problems that the industry will have to tackle if it is to survive, but there is one that doesn’t get a lot of attention: the problem of perceived worth.
Over the past ten to fifteen years, the listening public has picked up the idea that music is all but worthless, though personally very important. Between illegally downloading songs from Napster and Limewire and then having millions of tracks at their disposal for free (with an occasional ad thrown in there), it isn’t hard to understand how people began perceiving music as something cheap. Since it is both readily available and they don’t consider it to be worth a lot of money, many are simply unwilling to pay for it in any form.
Of course, this perception is entirely incorrect, but anybody who took Marketing 101 will tell you that it doesn’t matter. People will pay what they perceive something to be worth, and reason often has nothing to do with their decision making process. This is why millions of Americans will pay $5 for a coffee everyday at Starbucks, but they won’t hand over $10 for access to tens of millions of tracks, even if it helps the musicians and singers they have such strong connections with. All music has value, but it’s been lost on many over the years.
The industry needs to focus on convincing people that music is highly valuable, and that if they want to listen to it, they should pay for it. It will be tough to backtrack now that millions access their tunes for free (via platforms like YouTube, Soundcloud, and free tiers on Spotify and Pandora), but moving forward, making the case that not just the music, but the access to it, is worth something could be a good move.
Dancehall-Reggae artiste Kranium has criticised some Jamaican entertainers for putting money above promoting their music. According to the Atlantic Records-signed act, some local artistes would have been bigger brands internationally if they had made better business decisions.
The artiste says he has turned down several paid appearances in order to perform for free in some situations because the main goal is to get his music to a wider audience. Kranium, who is now promoting his debut album, Rumours, says once the music is popular globally, it will ultimately translate into money.
“For a dancehall-reggae artiste to be successful, we have to take time and push our music into other markets instead of moving on to a next song once that record gets big in the dancehall. Some of these artistes feel big because their song is popular in Jamaica, and are of the view that they need a next popular song right away without properly promoting the song, and that, to me, takes away from the full potential of the song. You need to go out into the hip hop and R&B markets and reach those DJs,” he said.
PUTTING MONEY FIRST
The artiste also questioned the ultimate career goals for artistes who choose to put money first at all times.
“Songs should be worked the right way and when it comes to good music, people can’t deny a real hit song. Anybody want a dub I give it free. When I was promoting Nobody Has To Know, I wasn’t thinking about paid shows, I was just being on these shows; and even if a one song I get to sing, I’m alright. Any DJ that knows me can tell you how much free dubs I gave away, and I am still doing that to this day. At the end of the day, music is really a give and take, because one free show can benefit you in the long run and you can develop a relationship with the promoters.”
He continued, “I have flown to shows to perform for just my per diem because I wanted to make things happen. Some artistes will go for the money first, but where are they now? There are very few artistes that last and we are all artistes, but we paint different pictures, so I can’t knock another man’s hustle. But, what I can say is this business is a give and take and you have to make the right choices and play your cards right because, at the end of the day, nobody in this world has to do anything for you.
LIVE BAND TOUR
The album Rumours can be purchased on all online stores, and Kranium says he will be executing a live band tour to promote the album in the United States.
Veteran artiste manager Copeland Forbes also expressed having a similar issue with some Jamaican artistes while speaking with The Gleaner at International Reggae Conference hosted at the University of the West Indies earlier this year. According to Forbes, several recording artistes helped to turn away major labels because of the practice of hunting the big-money advance then producing a substandard product.
Atlanta, GA. (October 22, 2015) – Lee Danja Worldwide, LLC and C4 Belts, Inc announced the formation of a joint venture that will create a new line of C4 belts street wear edition. The venture will offer all of the convenience, simplicity and value of a classic C4 belt combined with a new urban hip hop design and colors tailored to fit the new trends, by tapping into the billion dollar industry. The joint venture plans to introduce the product portfolio in the Fourth Quarter of 2015.
ABOUT C4 BELTS:
The idea for C4 was born in an apartment above the bustling streets of Shanghai, where 4 American friends set out to find adventure, new friends, new experiences. A few months in Shangha’s busy markets and late-night clubs showed them that the only thing cramping their style was a severe lack of belt choices.
Their leather belts from the U.S. were no longer cutting it: they stretch, the rain ruins them, they remind people of Carl in Accounting. But the friends never had this problem with another accessory – their watches – despite the fact that watches had as boring of a history as belts. (Pocket watches ring a bell?) The world of watches had long since been revolutionized with the introduction of new colors, new styles, and new materials, such as the silicone used for watch bands. Why, then, hadn’t a similar revolution taken the belt world by storm? They soon found the answer: the silicone material on watches can’t take the high levels of tension around the belt buckle. So the friends kept searching.
Not long after, one of the friends’ uncles with over 25 years experience in plastics suggested a belt made of the same rubbery plastic used on snowmobile treads. It was the breakthrough they had been waiting for. After a few prototypes proved successful, the friends shut themselves away to cultivate their vision for a new world of belts, a world in which belts liberate rather than constrict. For months they talked, sketched, argued, erased, and poured all of their energy into C4. And when they finally threw open the doors, they unleashed a revolution in the belt industry, a revolution that gives the individual unlimited freedom to dress as they want while giving back to the world around them.
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Television advertising is often bypassed by small and mid-sized businesses in favor of print, radio, and even Internet. They often view TV as too expensive and may believe that only large national companies can advertise on it. While that may have been true a generation ago, the advent of cable television and the explosion in the number of stations and programming has made TV an advertising medium that is effective for even local businesses — a medium that businesses of virtually any size can afford. For certain types of small or mid-sized businesses, television may be a better advertising medium than any other. “Television is an attractive use of an advertising budget since it maximizes the reach of a commercial message and provides the opportunity for your potential customers to visually understand your service or product.
Benefits of Television Advertising:
Geography. Options for advertising on TV include national networks, which reach a national audience; local broadcast or independent stations, which reach a regional or local market; and cable television, which can be national, regional, or local. “Any one or a combination of these can be used to achieve success.
Target audience. Who is your core customer? “If you are trying to sell hearing aids your target audience would likely be adults 55 and older. “Do not, under any circumstance, believe everyone is in your potential market.”
Timing and seasonality. Identify any days or seasons that have the greatest potential for increased revenue, i.e. furniture stores target weekends and ski retailers target winter, Weston says. Something to keep in mind is that rates change every quarter — broadcast TV rates usually rise in the fall when the new season starts for certain shows. Also, when a hotly contested election is on the horizon, demand for TV spots in certain markets may rise.
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