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Grammy 101 Logo (used with permission)

Grammy 101 Logo (used with permission)

The Grammy Award process is a mystery to those outside the voting level of the organization however, ith the 58th Grammy’s looming before us, the Recording Academy wanted to give the general public a bit of insight on the process…check the video!



Considered one of the top female guitarists in the world, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye flips a Fender Stratocaster upside-down and has carved out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres.

Malina Moye: The Voice of ‘The Next Generation
‘She Rocks’ Award Winner Paves Way for Female Empowerment

Rock goddess Malina Moye continues to make Rock & Roll history, defying the odds against genre and race. At the annual She Rocks Awards ceremony on January 24, hosted by The Women’s International Music Network, Malina received “The Next Generation” Award. “She Rocks” honors women that display leadership roles and excellence in the music community. Other honorees included Sheila E., Janie Hendrix, Grammy winner Gaby Moreno, Maricela ‘MJJuarez, Beth Marlis, Dinah Gretsch, and Robin Walenta.

Music video by Malina Moye performing K-yotic. (c) 2013 WCE Records/BDG/Sony Red

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#Review Grammy Award Winning Producer Jimi Kendrix Presents - 'Here Today Gone Tomorrow' @JiMiKenDrix | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

Jimi Kendrix, Six-time Grammy Award Winning producer, ASCAP Award winner and the man behind multiple platinum hits for the likes of Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Styles P, Tupac…and on and on and on, drops his first project via his Street Radio Music Group imprint, August 1, 2013.  The project is entitled “Here Today Gone Tomorrow,” and includes his work with some of the top names in the industry.

“Here Today Gone Tomorrow” is the producer/writer/singer’s 4th overall project and the roster reads like a “whose who” of the industry with appearances from Trilogy; Skyzoo; Styles P; Jay Lyric; T Pain; Yung Joc; Ray J; Fat Joe; and Swizz Beats…get the picture?!

If you are a music lover and read liner notes, Jimi Kendrix is a name you are familiar with and his “Here Today Gone Tomorrow” project, which is a compilation of his recent works as a producer, songwriter and singer, will be a must-have for your collection.

Top songs from this project for me are:
  • “Clear Picture” Duke Gutta Ft. Superstar Chipz
  • Addicted to Sex with Ray J, and Lyriq Ft. T Pain and Yung Joc
  • All We Know Ft. Ray J, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz, and Bow Wow
  • Radio Ft. Mic Geronimo  Mr Cheeks  RoyaL Flush  Big Remo
Here Today Gone Tomorrow” showcases Jimi Kendrix‘s production versatility as he brings the listener some bangers and some cross over pieces as well.  More importantly, Kendrix delivers strong, not overly produced and unique music ranging from real Hip Hop flavor to intricate more involved R&B and popish stylings.  He also throws his voice in the ring from time to time and no doubt, when he brings a solo album as an artist, he will have a distinct sound.
Overall Score: 4/5 because nobody’s perfect, but it definitely gets the Official Hype title.  Look out for the project via various mixtape outlets [he didn’t tell us where yet] and also look out for some additional exclusive announcements from Jimi Kendrix in the near future as he comes out of the shadows and exclusion of the recording studio to drop a personal project with him as an artist!
The Annual Gala Will Be Held on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas as
Part of This Year
Latin GRAMMY® Week Celebration 

Caetano Veloso - 05.07.2008 Jazz Fest Wien

Caetano Veloso – 05.07.2008 Jazz Fest Wien (Photo credit: Jazz Fest Wien Team)

MIAMI (July 10, 2012) — An eight-time Latin GRAMMY® winner and two-time GRAMMY® winner, Brazil’s Caetano Veloso will be celebrated as the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, it was announced today by Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy® ( Songs from Veloso’s catalog will be performed by an impressive array of notable artists and friends of the honoree. A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso’s chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil — a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization for children and young people —  as well as The Latin Recording Academy’s outreach and education programs.The celebration will precede the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m. Central. For breaking news and exclusive content, join The Latin Academy’s social networks as a Twitter follower at, and a Facebook fan at

Caetano Veloso has become the preeminent ambassador of Brazilian music and culture,” said Abaroa. “It is difficult to find a man with such immense talent, passion and dedication to his creative projects — whether in music, writing or activism — and it is The Latin Recording Academy and its Board of Trustees’ great pleasure to celebrate a man of limitless talent and commitment. By celebrating Caetano, we celebrate Brazil, and we look forward to honoring his amazing career and music. ”

A musician, producer, arranger, writer, painter, and political activist, Veloso is considered one of the most influential Brazilians since the ’60s. He first became known for his participation in the Brazilian music movement Tropicalia, which signaled a new generation of politically outspoken artists who recreated the face of popular Brazilian music. Veloso was forced into exile in London from 1968–1972, and during this time he developed great musical sensitivity reaching unimaginable heights. It was then that Veloso became a citizen of the world. The ’80s gave Veloso his largest audience and recognition as he began touring internationally.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has recorded more than 40 albums, published five books, directed a film and has won numerous awards. In 2003 he participated in the 75th Annual Academy Awards, where he and Lila Downs performed “Burn It Blue” from the film Frida, which received a Best Original Song nomination.

Hailed as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, Veloso consistently tours and produces albums. This year, he released Live At Carnegie Hall — which documented a special collaborative concert with friend David Byrne in 2004 — and Especial, an album with fellow Brazilians Gilberto Gil and Ivete Sangalo.

As the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honoree, Veloso joins a list of past recipients that includes Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Carlos Santana, and Shakira among many others.

For information on purchasing tickets or tables to the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year celebration for Caetano Veloso, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at, and a Facebook fan at