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Hip-Hop has always been about competition and winning lyrical battles in front of audiences and judges there to critique your barz…for money, brings another level of pressure. The emerging traveling rap battle league BullPen hosts initiations for lyricists who’ve made the cut and what a better ceremony than dropping the initiates into the arena!

The CLEAR winner of this battle is comedian/rapper Doby from Topeka, Kansas (785), who shuts the door on his opponent at the close of each verse by branding his surname.

In this battle, Doby epitomizes what MC’s are known for, how they earn their stripes, metaphors, punch lines and the ability to take what’s thrown at them and flip it to their advantage.

Witness the utter destruction of Doby’s opponent from the Bronx’s, Casuan…total mismatch.  Doby has successfully strutted his comedic stuff, in Hollywood at the Comedy Store on Sunset as part of a BET comedy search in which he made the semi-finals and has played rooms from Chicago to Atlanta with his popularity growing throughout the United States.

My mom always told me not to get into a word battle with a comedian. Casuan should have taken heed!


Score: Doby 3-0, creativity, witticism, stage presence and BARZ!

Brian Doby stand up comedian

Comedian Brian Doby

Brian Doby is a 23 year old native of Junction City, Kansas and raised in Topeka Kansas. He started doing standup in September of 2012, when he went to his first open mic at Stanfords Comedy Club in Kansas City. “I watched about 25 experienced comics go up before me. I was called up second to last, I did 3 minutes of material and had the crowd laughing through my whole set, more than they laughed for any of the other comics” says Brian. He continues, “That’s when I decided comedy was for me.”

Brian only attended one more open mic in 2012, two months after the first and in 2013 submitted video of one of his open mic sets to the American Black Film Festival‘s 1st ever “Comedy Wings” competition and was named as one of nine semifinalists out of hundreds of entrants across the US Though he didn’t win the competition, Brian felt more sure than ever that comedy was the way to go after performing in the semifinals at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. “I was the least experienced and youngest comic on the bill, others have been on television multiple times and had been doing this for ever, and I was right there with them. I did 7 minutes in a famous comedy club, in a famous comedy city, in front of celebrity judges and a crowd of people who take comedy very seriously… and i killed. It was the best feeling loss I’ve ever experienced” says Brian “I was comfortable in Los Angeles, and I felt like I belonged there.”

After that competition, Brian returned to Kansas and began getting booked for local shows around the area but nothing major and usually nothing paying… and when he couldn’t get booked he set up his own shows and booked other comics on them along with himself.

Describing his influences, Brian states “I don’t have many influences in comedy, I just like to be who I am on stage, no different then my everyday self. I do however have many favorite comedians because of their unique styles and senses of humor. I could go for days but I love to watch Louis CK, Bill Burr, Dave Chapelle, and Bernie Mac to name a few. My style is more like Dave Chapelle if I had to make a comparison. I don’t get on stage with an abundance of energy, I don’t act out my jokes or hop around the stage during my sets… I just stand there and talk to the audience…I like to believe that my jokes speak for themselves. I speak about a broad variety of things but one thing I do a lot of material on is my family. Married life, father life, the things my daughter does, how my brother and sister where growing up etc., I get the best material from real life situations and occurrences. I do a lot of storytelling. I talk about my financial problems, women, differences between races, amongst other things.”Brian has a true passion for comedy and calls it one of his true loves. “I love comedy. I feel making people laugh is the most rewarding job ever. The feedback you get from comedy is on-the-spot, right in front of you. It could be good or bad, but when its good the feeling is unexplainable…”

People ask where he wants to go with comedy. The answer is, wherever it can take him. “I want to become a household name, I want to do television, I want to do half hour specials, hour specials, late shows, comedy concerts, tours and the whole nine. I want to record standup movies as well as standup albums. I want to be involved in anything and everything standup. I want to make a living doing what I love, thats all I’ve ever wanted to do and a career in standup is as good as it gets” says Brian.

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB announces European and American tour dates

Graffiti "Hip Hop" in Eugene, Oregon.

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Hip hop music, is here to stay and touching every phase of music…even country. Marketing companies worldwide seek the hottest hip hop sounds for clients.

When hip hop broke the barrier of mainstream radio in the late 1970’s with its first classic hit, “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang, it was tagged as a fad and doomed to failure by its critics. Although this wasn’t the first rap record, it has been the benchmark song, and the popular reference point when discussing rap in music history. Unfortunately, this song also left an indelible stamp on the American psyche as to who would be performing this type of music, further partitioning the real hip hop sub-culture from the mainstream music industry. Similar to Bbreakdancing, hip hop/rap was stamped as “street” music with no valid place alongside “real” entertainment icons such a jazz, soul, or ballroom. How things would change!

Read more at Suite101: Hip Hop Still Impacting Music Worldwide |

HipHop DX

DX News Bits: Mos Def, Hip Hop Chess Federation, Rapper Spelling Bee | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX.

Mighty Mos announces a new fragrance, the Hip Hop Chess Federation enlists Asheru and Ralek Gracie, and Slacktory compiles a “Rapper Spelling Bee.”

From liquor to sneakers to high tech gadgets, Hip Hop artists have becomes veritable masters of the endorsement game. Now, one unlikely emcee – Yasiin Bey, b/k/a Mos Def – has thrown his hat into the market with a new men’s fragrance Harun No. 7. (read more…)

Grammy Awards Invitation

My Grammy Award Invite Envelope!

Ok so normally I wouldn’t write anything about me in this blog but this time I feel justified.  After about 15 years in the PR business and working with talent and brands of varying calibers, I finally got my first Grammy Award invitation, addressed to ME!!! Perhaps it is really nothing but for me it is a benchmark moment.  While it is not a moment that says “you made it”, it certainly makes one feel like they are moving up the ladder.

Pardon me while my ego does backflips, etc., which at my age I physically probably shouldn’t do LOL.  This moment serves to remind me that overnight success is a rarity and usually only appears to be “overnight” to those on the outside looking in.  To the person putting in the work and fighting personal/professional doubts, etc., times like these serve as motivating events that drive them to work harder, have greater intestinal fortitude and continue to look for those things that set themselves apart from the crowd.

Over the last 15 years Doby PR has had the opportunity to grow with clients like Lazie Bone of Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, production of overseas promotional tours for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the USO in support of troops in harms way.  All of these things have given me personal gratification and a professional portfolio that adds a distinct flavor to my not so high profile projects.  I am really proud to be a member of the Recording Academy and even more dedicated to becoming a “go to” guy in the world of Urban Entertainment Public Relations.

If you made it to this part of my joyous rant…Thanks for your patience!


Jerry Doby

Google gets Sony on board for music service
On MONDAY (NET NEWS 11/14), ALL ACCESS reported GOOGLE was ready to finally launch its music service — but they were expected to do it without WARNER MUSIC and SONY to start — having only signed a deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP. GOOGLE sent invitations MONDAY for a press event, to be held in LOS ANGELES, where the company is expected to add downloads to its cloud music service, as well as unveil social-networking features.

Now BLOOMBERG reports, GOOGLE has reached an agreement to offer songs from SONY CORP. for a new music service being announced TOMORROW, a person with knowledge of the situation said, leaving WARNER MUSIC GROUP as the lone holdout. VIVENDI SA‘s UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and EMI GROUP, the other two major record labels, have already signed on, said two people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly.”

It’s expected that GOOGLE’s store in the cloud will allow songs to be stored online and played from multiple devices. The pricing has been rumored at 99 cents to $1.29.

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