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Willie L. Stewart Releases Debut Novel taRNished to Critical Acclaim Utilizing Groundbreaking Unconventional Promotional Methods

'taRNished' by best selling author Willie L. Stewart, RN

‘taRNished’ by best selling author Willie L. Stewart, RN

Florida Best Selling Author and critical care Registered Nurse Willie L. Stewart has stepped outside the box releasing his new blockbuster novel taRNished with a far sighted and original promotional strategy.

It’s not too often that an incredibly talented novelist is also blessed with modern media savvy.  Stewart brings this to the table with the promotion and marketing surrounding his recently released first novel taRNished.  Not only is long time Registered Nurse Stewart writing about an area he has immense personal knowledge of, the healthcare system, in an exciting, disturbing and compelling way, but he may have completely changed the game of novel promotion and marketing for good.

taRNished tells the chilling tale of a Registered Nurse serial killer able to better ply his trade in a time when the healthcare system is overworked and crowded.  This is delivered in a manner only a person like Stewart could credibly tell, drawing off his personal experience seeing the healthcare system from the inside out and being able to predict the direction this system is likely to head in the months and years to come.  Set in the imaginary book world of a serial killer!

The novel stands as the first to have had a rap song and video promoting it prior to its release.   This collaboration came about when rapper’s Dru Vocals and Durango were exposed to early reviews of taRNished.  Jerry Doby, editor and chief of The Hype Magazine, the number one digital magazine in the world for the last 11 years, called this a “first of its kind, never done before” and “a unique piece of hip-hop history.”

The main character of taRNished, Dale RN, has also been given a complete social media presence by the forward thinking Stewart.  Dale RN has his own blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google plus accounts and more.  Stewart engages in role play with the public to spark dialogue.  This is another original move for a novelist and is sure to secure taRNished’s place in history.

The combination of talented writing and an insider’s view on an area which can potentially and profoundly affect every American, healthcare, is hooking fans on what Stewart has to offer.

International marketing executive Valerie Graves said, “Wow! TaRNished drew me right into the diabolical world of Dale and Isabel. They are two of the most coldblooded killers the medical profession may have ever produced!”

Willie L. Stewart is also the Best Selling Author of MIS-FORTUNE COOKIES, an Asian American short story, which went to #1 as a free eBook release.

Find out more about the new dynamic novel by this dynamic new author by visiting the book’s blog and in a unique twist, engage with the book’s lead character Dale via social media networks as DaleTarnished or Daletarnishednovel.

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Jackson, MS (Jan 2014) – Mississippi born rapper E.L.I. (Empowering Live Instruments), announced today that, his new single “Aint Bout That Life,” will release Feb 4, 2014 exclusively distributed via INgrooves/Fontana “UMGD” Universal Music Group Distribution in association with Wealth Nation Entertainment.  He will also embark on an eight city whirlwind tour which begins on the day of the single release.  E.L.I., is also the cover story for the January issue of The Hype Magazine, available via print on demand and all digital devices globally.

E.L.I. is the product of a time when the whole world was listening to hip hop; before it began to insist upon itself. E.L.I. represents the voice of the have nots; that struggling voice that has everything to say and nothing to hide.

A young producer as well, he strives for that sound that ceases to be just music, but the moment itself. He holds the righteous seasoning of Southern swag with the amalgamation of East coast influence, along with a transposing ear that plugs right in with any of the 9 instruments that he plays.

Coming behind his successful mixtape project released in September of 2013 entitled “No Topic Mixtape” hosted by DJ Phingaprint, E.L.I. looks to catapult onto the national stage as a lyrical artist who consciously stays away from the norm and presents his message in a manner which gives attention to listeners visceral needs in regards to hip hop.

For more information on E.L.I. visit him on:

Reverbnation or his fan page on Facebook

Background: E.L.I. (empowering live instruments)

Elijah JonPaul Lewis – born July 10, 1991. From Jackson, Ms during the renaissance of 90’s hip hop and coming right from the time when holding the (mic) was more than serious. E.L.I. is the product of a time when the whole world was listening to hip hop; before it began to insist upon itself.  E.L.I. represents the voice of the have nots; that struggling voice that has everything to say and nothing to hide.

A young producer as well, he strives for that sound that ceases to be just music, but the moment itself.  He holds the righteous seasoning of Southern swag with the amalgamation of East coast influence, along with a transposing ear that plugs right in with any of the 9 instruments that he plays.

E.L.I. was the kid in the backpack backstage when he was a kid. Coming into the age of the grand scheme and trap all stars, he holds onto lyrical ingenuity and genuine character that rocks just like he rides. “Life is a break beat…living is the lyrics…”


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The Hype Magazine

K. Michell covers premier issue of The Hype Magazine

Get a behind-the-scenes look at K. Michelle‘s REBELLIOUS SOUL TOUR presented by BET MUSIC MATTERS in episode one of her exclusive tour diary. Stay tuned for more episodes following the R&B songstress as she performs for sold out crowds across the US!

Get your tickets now!

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Joel Ortiz brings some new heat on “Giant Killah,” on a fiyah track…been looking forward to some new joints from dude and he didn’t disappoint.  The OfficialOD, Ekko and Franco Anthony have a good chemistry on this song…enjoy!!!
Get it on iTunes here
Follow this crew on Twitter@JoellOrtiz @TheOfficialOD @TheRealEkko @F_Anthony_Music @Starforcehh
MicrophoneBully Sydney Three Truths

Red Sydney

Red Sydney Presents, “Three Truths” Directed By Jaison BlackRose, Film Producer: Cito Blanko

Starring: Cito Blanko, Tiffany Wynter, & Uptown Fetti Red Sydney INC. 2013.

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Latest Single of Fatz Dabigfella’s 2012 Mix tape Heart of a King released under Tha Board of Administration and OverDoseOnline.

Twitter @Dabigfella @ComeUpShawdy @HeaterCeaser @TeamBigFella

Instagram @Dabigfella49 @ComeUpShawdy @HeaterCeaser

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Down Load your copy of Heart of a King on Dat Piff and Life Mixtapes…

For Booking contact @TyStunna1 on twitter or email at


Cammo Crown Royal bags

Last month I told you about the “Pass The Crown” program I was able to participate in to help support the men and women in our United States military that are overseas. It was a promotional event set up by Crown Royal to show our appreciation for the troops around the holidays. Every time someone used the phrase “Pass The Crown” on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube Crown Royal sent a bag of goodies to the U.S. servicemen and women who will not be home for the holidays.

I am ecstatic to report that there were more than 1,400 Crown Royal camouflage bags that were sent to the U.S. military. I was happy to be able to do my part and help out as much as I could to show my support and thanks to the brave men and women who help make this country great. If you are interested in finding out more on this phenomenal program check out the Crown Royal Heroes Project.

via “Pass the Crown” Contest Overview and Results – Yahoo! Voices – by Art Eddy.

Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One Lucky Twitter Follower Will Receive an Incredible Prize Package to be Part of Latin GRAMMY Week, Including Two Tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Live in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, 2012


MIAMI (June 25, 2012) — To celebrate surpassing 1 million followers on Twitter, The Latin Recording Academy® ( today announced the “One In A Million” celebration contest, which will give one lucky Twitter follower the following prize package: two tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards and the official after-party, an opportunity to walk the arrivals area, two Delta round-trip airline tickets, three-night hotel accommodations, a backstage tour at rehearsals, and two tickets to attend The Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year gala tribute on Wed., Nov. 14. The contest comes after @LatinGRAMMYs — the official Twitter account of The Latin Recording Academy — reached its 1 millionth follower. This year’s XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from  8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit and The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and

The “One In A Million” celebration contest will begin June 25, at 7 a.m. PT, and will end at 10 a.m. PT on June 29. A question will be posted at 10 a.m. on June 29 and the first correct answer meeting all the criteria will be announced as the contest winner via Twitter on July 2 at 10 a.m. PT. The contest is open to all @LatinGRAMMY followers. Participants must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry, with a valid passport and a valid visa to visit the United States. For official contest rules, please visitwww.facebook/latingrammys.

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


My college marketing class has given me an assignment to describe the mission of my blog and its reason for existence, as well as making some cosmetic changes like including a search box for the site.  As the readers of my blog know, I DESPISE writing about myself and what I am doing however, this assignment gave me some incentive to think about WHY I blog and what I hope to accomplish with this thing that actually began as an experiment!  I had no idea what a blog was or what to do with it when I started so I put up some random stuff and was VERY surprised that I received any type of response at all, well look at The Urban Link now LOL.  I have met some incredible bloggers, been educated by engaging with my readers and learning how great the exchange of information is with my blogger friends around the world.

Ok Ok on to the actual purpose of this post!  My goal for this blog is to provide an informational outlet about the urban entertainment community, create an archive of helpful tips & tricks that can help guide the independent artists and labels through the maze of this ever changing industry.  I have been blessed with several great guest post authors who share their knowledge and expertise which also helps ME grow as a professional as well.  I have also been able to gleen useful items from blogs I follow and can pass on to any reader interested.

I have also been told that my blog informs those on the outside of the industry who like to get their information without all of the fluff and nonsense one can get from some of the “tier 1” media outlets and that I take as a huge compliment!  In closing and I know it should be another paragraph however, I am going to encapsulate that last paragraph into just these few words, the purpose of my blog is to inform, entertain and learn from my readers in an even exchange.

There now I am done!  Thanks for reading.