Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Young Jezzy appoints Bigga Rankin the Vice President of CTE and the Head A&R for the record label based out of Atlanta, GA. Bigga Rankin has over 20 years of experience and brings a plethora of knowledge to this label. Being known as the underground artist's favorite DJ, through his mixtape series RNR Bigga Rankin has been a influence in many careers, including but not limited to: Young Jeezy, Papa Duck, Gucci Mane, Lil KeKe, Blood Raw’s , Plies, Yo Gotti, Trae, Rick Ross, Lil Boosie Strong Family Ent artist Swazy Baby and Montana White, Strong Family Ent A & R.
In addition to Bigga Rankin being know world wide for his RNR Mixtape series he is also associated with some the strongest DJ Coalitions in the World, as VP of the Hittmenn DJs, President of Slip-N-Slide Streets, CORE DJ member, RNR CEO, and several other affiliations, Bigga holds a lot of power in his hands. Due to his wonderful ear for music Bigga Rankin has been able to prove himself as a heavy hitting A & R which has lead to him being honored and presented with several awards including Diamond Awards Entertainer of the Decade (2000), Upstart Record Pool’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), TJs DJs Tastemaker Award (2003), Seagram’s Gin DJ of the Year (2004), Hood Magazine’s On-The-Grind Award (2005), Florida Entertainment Summit’s Record Breaker of the Year (2005), and TJs DJs Hustler Award (April, 2006). He’s graced the cover of OZONE Magazine twice, and has also appeared in The Source Magazine, Hood Magazine, The Hole, and several other publications.
As you look at all the things Bigga Rankin has accomplished it is no wonder that Young Jezzy would select this Florida based DJ/Entrepreneur to be the Vice President and Head up his A & R for C.T.E.
In November, Twista, Playaz Circle, Durrough and Mullage will hit the road to visit youth centers in each city on the tour to talk to the children about making wise decisions with their lives and to pursue higher education.
“The economy isn’t the only thing hurting right now,” Twista said. “The kids are going through some things right now, too, and so we need to get out there and talk to them so we can help them out. That’s what the point of the Stimulus tour is right now.”
Twista and company plan to visit Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Charlotte, North Carolina, Detroit, Indianapolis, Saginaw, Sioux City, Iowa, Columbus, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri.
Children in each city that attend the discussion at the youth centers will be provided free tickets to the show in their city.
“These kids just need someone to really sit down with them and explain to them how things really are,” Twista said. “And there’s no reason that person shouldn’t be me so I’m going to make sure I can do that for all the kids I possibly can.”
Tentative dates are listed below: If are interested in booking the tour in your market or an After-Party for one of the artist's on the tour while they are in your market and for availability and pricing please feel free to contact Miss J (513) 497-8433
November 26th Minneapolis, MN.
November 27th Cincinnati, OH.
November 28th Charlotte, NC.
December 3rd Detroit, MI.
December 4th Indianapolis, IN.
December 5th Saginaw, MI.
December 11th Sioux City, Iowa
December 12th Columbus, Missouri
December 13th Kansas City Missouri
Friday, October 30, 2009
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
(my aunt and I in the above picture)
I wish that you could feel the completeness..
I wish that you could feel the pride and happiness..
I wish that you could feel the greatness..
In which I feel inside
Over the years, I've grown mentally and emotionally
I've become stronger, wiser, and so much better
Without God.. I would not feel this way
My life couldn't be much better..
I have family, friends, and...
My career in Marketing
I AM COMPLETE
I AM WHOLE
I WILL NEVER LET ANYONE TAKE MY HAPPINESS AWAY
And how I became the person that I am..
I wonder where I will be in 5, 10, 15 years..
I wonder if I will have a husband or children..
I wonder if I will be living in Atlanta, Virginia, Tennessee
I wonder who my friends and associates will be..
I wonder who will be the next client that I take up top
Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever go back to the "old" me
The one who loved to play around
The one who had too much time on hand
The one who enjoyed reading books, playing games, attending festivals
The one who was shy, innocent, and private
Look at me now..
So involved in my career that I have no time for playing
So involved that I barely communicate with friends
So involved that I am always worried about the next goal to reach
Who have I become?
Have I changed for the better? Have I changed for the worse?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sat Nov 14th @ Club Chi on Saturday, November 14 at 7:20pm.
Event: Ozone Magazine's Next to Blow Model & Talent Search
What: Club Party
Start Time: Saturday, November 14 at 7:20pm
End Time: Sunday, November 15 at 2:20am
Where: Club Chi 1748 E Dublin Granville Rd Columbus OH 43229
I’m A Star 2k10 Auditions Launches in Cincinnati to Find It’s Next Undiscovered Star
Oct. 27, 2009 – “I’m A Star 2K10” kicks off its 10-city talent showcase tour at the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre, inside of Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts located at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, November 14th, 2009 from 11am to 2pm. This event will be the very first destination for auditions to cast the National I'm A Star 2K10 Talent Showcase & Tour. During that time artist may also audition for a performance opportunity for the 2010 Cincinnati Urban Music Awards and Honors.
Local and regional entertainers will come to show a special selection panel that they are America's next “Star”. Auditions are open to all ages, some artist are expected to come from as far north as Chicago, IL and as far south as Atlanta, GA to audition. The finalists chosen in the audition will go on to compete at a later date, where a select few will be chosen to go on to the national “I’m A Star 2K10” competition and compete against other contestants from across the country in front of other music industry veterans and executives.
“I’m A Star 2K10” Talent Showcase has all of Cincinnati and the Midwest buzzing” says Al Chang, a local based entrepreneur and event founder. “This talent showcase differs from any other of its kind because artists are encouraged to perform their own original music by participating in the Song and Performance Challenge, or participants can enter the Producer Production Battle, or the General Showcase for all other forms of entertainment such as: dance and spoken word.
Cincinnati is known for having a historic music scene and entertainment presence in the entertainment industry however; there is still a lack of exposure for up and coming talent here in the tri-state and in the Midwest region. It has always been my goal through all of my local showcases and events to assist artist with obtaining the proper exposure needed to market their talent. This will be a great event for the city and someone may have the star power to catch the eye of a music executive or company.”
For more information on audition dates, locations or general questions, call (513) 307-3335 or log onto the “I’m a Star 2K10” official website at myspace.com/imastar2k10. Tickets will be available for purchase to support your favorite artist online at www.cincinnatiarts.org or at the Aronoff Ticket Box Office. A portion of all showcase ticket sales will benefit a local charity in each of the 10 cities that the showcase tours.
TOUR LENGTH: USO tours vary from one stop to a complete tour of multiple destinations usually lasting 7-10 days. We can also arrange a stop within artists' existing tour schedules.
WHERE: USO tours take place on military bases in the U.S. and abroad. Locations include the Persian Gulf, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, the Balkans and the Caribbean.
WHEN: The USO is flexible and willing to work with artists to develop tour dates. We also schedule tours based on guidance from the Department of Defense and requests from military bases.
TRAVEL: The USO covers all travel expenses related to the tour and typically flies talent on commercial aircraft.
PRODUCTION: The USO provides all production support including lighting, audio, staging and backline for performances. Shows can take place in aircraft hangars, gymnasiums, sports centers, theatres and outdoor venues.
LODGING: The USO provides accommodations on base or off base in the highest quality hotels available.
HONORARIUM (Per Diem): When traveling with the USO, each tour participant receives $50 per day for stateside appearances and $150 per day for overseas tours.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS PROVIDED BY THE USO: The USO provides autograph sheets, tour posters, swag, military base clearances, itineraries and assistance in obtaining passports/visas. (The sale of artists' merchandise is prohibited on USO tours.)
PLEASE GET BACK WITH ME ON ARTIST INVOLVEMENT AND FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE DISCUSSED!
(513) 497-8433 or BeTheDreamCampaign@gmail.com
In early 2010, I will launch the "Be the Dream" Education Campaign which is being initiated to reinforce music and sports into the Education system, as well as encourage the success of our fellow students. Know of any musician, actor/actress, athlete, etc. that may be interested in becoming an Ambassador for the 2010 "Be the Dream" Campaign? Please email BeTheDreamCampaign@gmail.com
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Oct 8 2009 Mashantucket, CT
Oct 9 2009 Boston, MA
Oct 10 2009 Albany, NY
Oct 11 2009 Baltimore, MD
Oct 13 2009 Philadelphia, PA
Oct 15 2009 Newark, NJ
Oct 16 2009 New York, NY
Oct 18 2009 Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 20 2009 Cincinnati, OH
Oct 22 2009 Atlanta, GA
R. Kelly made the list at #2 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s with his epic “Trapped In The Closet.”
Friday, August 28, 2009
MAXWELL'S BLACK SUMMER'S NIGHT TOUR ROUTING SEE BELOW:
Wednesday, September 2 / Boston / House Blues
Friday, September 4 / Kissimmee / Gaylord Palms
Friday, September 25 / Toronto / Air Canada Centre
Saturday, September 26 / Detroit / Joe Louis Arena
Monday, September 28 / New York / Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, September 30 / Richmond / Richmond Coliseum
Friday, October 2 / Washington, DC / Verizon Center
Saturday, October 3 / Philadelphia / Wachovia Spectrum
Monday, October 5 / Atlanta / Philips Arena
Tuesday, October 6 / Charlotte / Time Warner Cable Arena
Thursday, October 8 / Chicago / United Center
Friday, October 9 / Saint Louis / Scotttrade Center
Monday, October 12 / Dallas / American Airlines Center
Tuesday, October 13 / Houston / Toyota Center
Friday, October 16 / Los Angeles / Hollywood Bowl
Saturday, October 17 / Sacramento / Sleep Train Amphitheatre
BOOK MAXWELL FOR BLACK SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT TOUR AFTER-PARTY APPEARANCES. FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY FEEL FREE TO CONTACT : SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!
Performances By: Lil Wayne, Young Money, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Jeremih and Pleasure P.
Note: Drake will not be Attending, Performing or doing any After-Parties on the remaining dates of the Most Wanted Tour, due to an injured knee.
(Lil Wayne will not be accepting offers for After-Parties!!)
Artist's Accepting Offers For After-Parties while in the following markets:
Jeremih will be finishing the tour due to a Postponement of his Europe dates September 1st thru 9th.
Jeremih After-Party fees:
$6,000.00 + local ground transportation and hospitality requirements. Appearance + 2-3 songs $8,500.00 + expenses.
Jeremih Most Wanted Tour After Party Availability:
Sunday, 8/30 Clarkston, MI.DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tuesday, 9/1 Saint Paul, MIXcel Energy Center
Wednesday, 9/2 Milwaukee, WI.Marcus Amphitheatre
Thursday, 9/3 Cincinnati, OH.Riverbend Music Center
Friday, 9/4 Charlotte, NC.Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Saturday, 9/5 Tampa, Fl.Ford Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/6 Sunrise, Fl.BankAtlantic Center
Monday, 9/7 Pelham, AL.Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham
Soulja Boy (Pricing & Availability Inquire Within)
Pleasure P $6,000.00 + local ground transportation and hospitality requirements.
Note: If you are interested in booking any of the following Artists listed above please inquire for pricing and availability.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Songwriting Credits include:
"Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child
"Bug A Boo" by Destiny's Child
"U and Dat" by E-40 & T-Pain
"No Scrubs" by TLC
"There You Go" by Pink
as well as album tracks for the likes of Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Mya, Whitney Houston, and Joe.
Whats new with Kandi?
Kandi is currently plotting a return to the music scene with a new album titled "B.L.O.G.", scheduled for release later this year (4th Quarter of 2009).
Her promo single for the new album is titled "Trade Him In" and features rapper Gucci Mane. Additionally, she is featured on new rapper Big Bank Black's single titled "Try It Out", currently gaining buzz at urban radio stations in the Atlanta area.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Note: Lil Wayne and Drake are NOT doing any after parties.
Young Money/Jeezy together
"Most Wanted" dates: Contact for availability and pricing
August 15 - Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
August 17 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
August 18 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
August 20 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 22 - Woodlands, TX @ Woodlands Pavilion
August 23 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
August 24 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
August 27 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake
August 28 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 29 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 30 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 1 - Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
September 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
September 3 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Theatre
September 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 6 - Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Also booking dates for:
Mario (Break Up F/Gucci Mane)
Ginuwine (Last Chance)
Trey Songz (I Need A Girl)
Fabolous (Throw It In The Bag F/The Dream)
Twista (Wetter / Calling You Daddy)
Dorrough (Ice Cream Paint Job)
New Boyz (Your A Jerk)
Yo Gotti (5 Star)
Mike Jones (Swag Thru The Roof)
Amerie (Why R U)
Clipse (I'm Good F/Pharrell)
Maino (Million Bucks F/Swizz Beatz)
Lil Ru (Nasty Song)
Trick Daddy (Why They Jock)
Jadakiss (Who's Real F/Swizz Beatz/OJ)
Pleasure P (Under)
Fast Life Yungstaz (Swag Surfin)
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY