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"Torion is the future" says Lil' Wayne (photo: sightworkz.com)

“Torion is the future” says Lil’ Wayne (photo: sightworkz.com)

Torion Sellers signed to Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB) at the age of 13 (now 16) and the grooming period is over for this high energy entertainer. Introduced by Lil Wayne as “…the future,” Torion unleashed the first single from his upcoming EP “Twerk Don’t Hurt” to rousing fanfare and released the official music video this summer. A full service entertainer, Torion has also achieved acclaim as a dancer hitting the national stage with his electrifying dance moves.

Opening with a classroom scene of day dreaming students, “Twerk Don’t Hurt” rapidly explodes with huge sound and production; young Torion handles the track like a seasoned vet. Not your standard “Twerk” video, this one is definitely friendly to all demographics. An EDM version of the song is set for release soon.

With his 2012 “07 Champion” offering setting the tone, Torion has generated co-signs and direct interest from some of the most discerning tastemakers in the industry: From MTV (who placed him on their 2013 “People to Watch” list), to BET’s 106 & Park, to the mega-popular syndicated Power 1OS Breakfast Club radio show, it’s not a question of “if” Torion will explode onto the music scene, it’s a question of “when”.

If that isn t enough, radio stations are courting the young phenom and giving good indicators for their participation in his rise. This combined interest has led to an industry-wide antici­ pation for his first official single “Twerk Don’t Hurt” complete with music video submission requests from MTV, BET and more.

Find out more on YMCMB’s youngest member via his official Young Money artist page  or his official website

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On Monday, November 18, 2013 at The Times Center, in New York City, the second annual Global Spin Awards convened.  The GSA’s spotlighted the ground breaking innovators that have ushered in the new and those who preserve the DJ culture and legacy.   The night was filled with DJs, Legends and executives from across the world.

Power Moves Inc. executive/Bad Boy Records, Shawn Prez, orchestrated the 2nd annual “Global Spin Awards” which recognized notable DJs globally for their accomplishments and great achievements in the music and entertainment industries. MTV’s executive producer for MTV News and Sirius XM Radio, Shade 45 morning show host, Sway Calloway hosted the night’s festivities.

Sway Calloway and Shawn Prez 

DJ’s of all genres from around the world came out in droves dressed to impress for a night of honoring and recognition for those involved in the DJ industry.

Some of the presenters for the night were Busta Rhymes (Hip Hop Recording artist), Kendrick Lamar (Hip Hop recording artist), Swizz Beatz (Hip Hop recording artist/producer), Elle Varner (R&B recording artist) Tank (R&B recording artist) and Big Daddy Kane (Hip Hop recording artist) just to name a few.

There was a ground breaking performance from Actor/R&B crooner Mack Wilds, while DJ Kid Capri received the lifetime achievement award and there was closing that honored the legendary DJ Marley Marl for his contribution to the DJ culture and community.

“I am extremely honored to come back for a 2nd time around and  be part of a historic event honoring the back bone of the entertainment industry ‘The DJ’”says Global Spin Awards founder Shawn Prez.

AWARD WINNERS INCLUDED DJ’S FROM ALL GENRES ACROSS THE GLOBE:

LEGENDARY DJ AWARD HONOREE
DJ Marley Marl 

DJ Marley Marl

 

DJ Marley Marl and GSA Founder Shawn Prez

DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ ENVY

BREAKTHROUGH DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DALTON

FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DIMEPIECE

DJ ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

DJ IRIE

DJ PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DJ MUSTARD

ONLINE/SATELLITE RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DRAMA

DJ Drama

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE

DJ Kid Capri

DJ Kid Capri

TOUR DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ E SUDD

TURNTABLIST OF THE YEAR

DJ SCRATCH

DJ Scratch 

REMIXER OF THE YEAR

DJ TED SMOOTH

LOUNGE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ SINATRA

BIG ROOM DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ JUS SKE

REGGAE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ KING WAGGY T

NATIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ IRIE

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR
NORTHEAST
DJ CAMILO

DJ Camilo

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

SOUTHEAST

DJ INFAMOUS

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST

DJ STEPH FLOSS

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

WEST

DJ BAY BAY

NATIONAL MIX SHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ FUNKMASTER FLEX

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

NORTHEAST

DJ PROSTYLE

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

SOUTHEAST

DJ GRIOT

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST

DJ 33 1/3

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

WEST

DJ SKEE

NATIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DRAMA

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

NORTHEAST

DJ TY BOOGIE

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

SOUTHEAST

DJ BIGGA RANKIN

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST

DJ MOON DAWG

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

WEST

DJ SKEE

INTERNATIONAL DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ STARTING FROM SCRATCH

CELEBRITY DJ OF THE YEAR

SWIZZ BEATS

MIXSHOW PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

RON STEWART

CLUB MC OF THE YEAR

KENNY BURNS

CLUB PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

ALEX GIDEWON

ONLINE RECORD BREAKERS

RAPRADAR.COM

Source:  “2nd  Annual Global Spin Awards 2013” http://globalspinawards.com
Images courtesy of Jamel Martin and Ddot photography

The Hype Magazine debut cover

The Hype Magazine, the world’s #1 digital magazine and online entertainment portal, announces its national newsstand debut Nov. 2013. The Magazine’s debut cover will boast Atlantic Records’ recording artist, R&B sensation and television star, K. Michelle as the cover story for the Winter Issue; joining her, is multifaceted entertainer, and philanthropist, Nick Cannon as the main features, for this historic issue. The Hype Magazine recently signed a multi-year national distribution deal placing them on newsstands and in retail outlets throughout the United States and abroad.

K. Michelle’s meteoric rise, couldn’t have played out more perfectly, had it been scripted for television. After having defied the odds in both music and in life, this classically trained pianist/song writer turned reality star, can now add #1 charting Billboard artist on the Urban Charts and #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 71,853 copies its first week. The album’s hit single, V.S.O.P. http://ow.ly/q2yfT continues to rock the airwaves all over the country, while K. Michelle continues to sell out venues in every city she visits. The album, currently available on iTuneshttp://ow.ly/q2yf1 has garnered some of the highest compliments music’s critics have to offer. Vibe Magazine generously calls it “The modern woman’s manifesto” and fans have canonized K. Michelle as their patron saint of unabashed honesty and raw truth. Of his artist, famed music manager Jeff Robinson has this to say: “Counted out, written off and dismissed! Yet, our focus never wavered. We put our hands to the plow and never looked back. I’m very proud of K. Michelle! Welcome to the NEW reality!” (Atlantic Records)

Nick Cannon is a burgeoning entertainment industry mogul, who began as a standup comedian to go on and claim the crown as youngest staff writer in television history on Nickelodeon’s “All That” at age 17, to becoming the host of America’s Got Talent and a plethora of other successful enterprises via his Ncredible Entertainment imprint. His MTV improv comedy series “WildNOut,” quickly became one of the most successful shows in the network’s history.

The Hype Magazine, is celebrating their 11th year with the announcement that the outlet is heading to newsstands in November 2013.

Official Launch Events:

All Star Music and Fashion Weekend Presented By: New Day Associates (Nov. 30th – Dec. 1)

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, Newark New Jersey (Grand Ballroom)

1 Hotel Rd, Newark, NJ 07114

Nov. 30th – The Hype Magazine Issue Release Party & The R & B Showcase

Dec. 1st – Day Event – New Day Associates 17th Annual Beauty Contest and 27th Annual International Designer of the year contest, doors open at 5:00p.m.

Dec. 1st – Evening Event – Meet and Greet with The Hype Magazine and Friends Sponsored By: Twenty Grand Vodka & Music Video Live from 9p.m. – 2a.m.

Bar 13 (bar13.com) 35 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003 featuring 3x Grammy Winner Miltickit, the listening party for Wealth Nation artists’ Tocarra and Cordula and 464 Marcy Productions artist The Real Bubbles.

Dec. 12th, 2013 Evening Hotlanta! – Meet and Greet with The Hype Magazine and Friends Sponsored By Hedonist Liqueur ft. Tocarra at The Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge 201 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30024 from 9p.m. – 2a.m.

About The H.Y.P.E. Magazine

Established in 2002, The Hype Magazine is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. HYPE stands for “How You Perceive Everything.” It is designed to provide its patrons with relevant entertainment, eye-catching consumer ads, fashion and music news of their favorite established entertainers, while spotlighting independent artists and fashion designers seeking to gain greater exposure. This magazine reaches a unique group of consumers who view The Hype Magazine as their source for music, fashion, new trends, new products, services, entertainment, events and topics relevant to their daily lives; both personal and professional.

In 2013, The Hype Magazine won the S.T.R.O.B.E. Award for “Best Online Magazine” (Music) and is nominated for the S.E.A. (Southern Entertainment Awards) 2013 Magazine of the Year.

The Hype Magazine’s mission is to tap into new technologies and media innovations to support the continued growth of the brand and champion journalistic integrity.

via News: K Michelle and Nick Cannon To Cover @TheHypeMagazine S/o @BigBrotherBiz ‹ #THRILLERGANG.

 

MTV Jams Release Party for Honeymoon

Warchyld “The Honeymoon” Ft. Slim of 112 MTV Jams Release party!

Philly artist Warchyld is hitting super sonic speed with the release of his new single “The Honey Moon” Ft. Slim of 112.  Recently, Warchyld covered The Hype Magazine ; been featured in Hip Hop Weekly; received multiple features in The Source Magazine and is being added heavily on radio as you read this.  The single made the Urban Charts of AllAccess.com and is rising steadily on Mediabase charts as well.  Joining Warchyld as part of this event will by Ms. London Charles aka Deelishis from the reality show “Flavor of Love” and Philly Model of the Year Miz Davenport.

Following up on all this recent media coverage, Warchyld is preparing for “The Honey Moon” video’s national debut via MTV Jams.  This official MTV Jams video release party will signal the next step in this artist’s climb up the music industry ladder.  With all of this attention on the new single, his upcoming album, “My Last Day” is anticipated to be one of the big newcomer releases of 2013.  See why all the fuss about Warchyld and “The Honey Moon” after the jump!

 

Who Is - Blanco Cain via The Hype Magazine

Chicago Hip Hop powerhouse Blanco Cain gives The Hype Magazine an inside look at who he is, what makes him tick and his moves for the future! His interview proves him to be NOT your standard issue rapper.

Who is Blanco Caine and where are you from?

Blanco Caine is an entrepreneur. I’m completely self employed and investing in myself. I’m a father of two, a Gemini (yeah, it’s two of me…lol), and an all-around hustler. Oh yeah, I’m a dope ass rapper too! LOL

I’m born, raised, & reside in Chicago…ChiRaq is what most call it. Home of the 6 rings.

Describe your style?

A laid back flow and very visual. Every verse I rap, you can close your eyes and picture what I’m talking about. I tell it how I see it and don’t care about who gets offended.

Do you believe that your music will withstand the test of time?

Definitely, there are so many people in the world that are going through the same things that I have. The game doesn’t change…just the players. Time effects trends. Rappers that gave you substance still gain new fans even if the beats are outdated.

Will the stories you lay out create some timeless Hip Hop classics?

I think so because like I said, the next generation is going through the same things that we are. The economy for most of us is not getting better, but getting worse, so most are going to have to take the same chances I took. When I look at Pac, Scarface, & Big, I know I can give the people what they gave me…motivation, hope, opinion, rebellion. That’s gangsta and timeless.

Describe the hip-hop scene in your city?

The hip-hop scene in Chicago is extremely diverse and steadily on the rise. Never before have we had so many artist signed and getting paid shows. You’ve got artists that rap about the streets with drugs/violence/gangs/money, consciousness/culture, pimping, partying, you name it! LOL

You have been touring with LEP Bogus Boys, how did that affiliation come about?  Will there be a major project coming from you with that crew?

Actually my right hand man BoDi Deeder brought me to their studio. Man, we just clicked instantly. They some good dudes…my brothas fa life Shout out LEP!!!

A project with them? Only time will tell. Lol. They’re pretty busy, especially after their recent signing with Interscope.

What other artists have you had the opportunity to work with?

Man, a lot of ’em. Mikkey Halsted who I grew up with in Chicago. Mikk is like a big brother to me. We’ve done quite a few records together. Kanye’s DJ/Treated Crew’s Million Dollar Mano, Mc Tree who MTV gave mixtape of the year last year, my homie Wes Fif out of Orlando, BMF’s Calico Jonez, & Young Buck…Free Young Buck man!! Quite a few others are on White America, but I don’t wanna spoil it for the project. LOL

via Who is Blanco Caine? on The Hype Magazine

 

Warchyld "Church 4 G's"

Warchyld is back with his street anthem “Church 4 G’s”

Philadelphia rapper Warchyld recently released his mixtape “The Streets is Back” hosted by DJ Kay Slay and gives us a sneak preview of what is to come with his street anthem “Church 4 G’s.”  Church is an ode to the OGs of the streets craving for someplace to go and confess because they can’t do it like just anyone else…the song has a very poignant message for those who understand; and gives some education to those on the outside looking in.

Year after year, Philadelphia born rap goon Warchyld has been faithfully holding down the streets of Pennsylvania and the whole East Coast with back-to-back block-burning singles. With the release of his highly anticipated mixtape, “The Streets Is Back“, Warchyld is gracing more magazine covers than your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper.

With noteworthy features in major publications such as Hip Hop Weekly, The Hype Magazine, True Magazine, Mr. Dreamz Magazine, Coast 2 Coast Magazine, Yo! Raps and song placements on popular MTV shows (“Caged“, “The World According To Paris Hilton”) and famous Oxygen TV shows such as “America’s Next Top Model“, Warchyld is without a doubt a future superstar in the making already crossing the border to major success.

Known for his gritty delivery and painful lyrics, combined with hard-hitting beats by extraordinaire producers, the streets disciple will blow your speakers with “The Streets Is Back”, which is available for download via DatPiff.com. Warchyld is an exceptional artist for all of the right reasons. His musical ear and soulful upbringing gave him a sound unlike no one out today.

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If you have ever searched for related article links or pictures for your blog post, you know how time consuming it can get.  Searching the web for keywords and tags that can help your post become easily searchable is also a drag when you have to do it manually.  Until recently, I had been using a keyword application entering multiple search terms and taking the most popular with the least amount of competition and THEN creating my headline and sub-headline.  Well, now I use a tool called Zemanta which is a plug-in that totally increases my productivity by decreasing the amount of time spent searching and increasing the time spent actually creating an article.

Zemanta is a blogging tool that allows you to setup search resources including blogs and websites you would normally search manually and creates a “favorites” database for your search resources.  As you are writing your piece, Zemanta is analyzing your post and comparing it to content from YOUR favorite resources as well as the entire web, for content and photos related to your post. You end up with a selection of properly attributed list of related article links and photos which you may choose from to add strength to your post.  Photos have proper copyright attribution, perfect sizing for insertion into your post at a location you determine.

Benefits!

Aside from giving you a selection of related articles to choose from, the tool makes the process of creating natural back links much simpler.  When you add a related article to your post, the blog site from which the article was pulled is notified that there is a track back to their article from your blog/site.  This connection allows YOUR post to gain attention from someone new and perhaps, they will add your blog to THEIR resources list.  I personally have my blog set up so that when someone uses one of my articles, I get notified by e-mail of the track back and get the chance to approve or disapprove the link, which helps me avoid having back links from sites considered by search engines to be spammers and thus lowering my ranking.

Just imagine that some CNN or MTV contributor has posted an article that is related to yours, you OF COURSE select that article because the referrer is well respected by search engines.  Now that contributor know you have linked his article to your site AND you end up with a back link to CNN or MTV directly to your article.  Search engines seem to eat this up and in some magical way, your blog’s ranking begins to climb and gain a positive reputation.

Cost

Nothing but your time to download, install and connect the app to your blog and set it up with your favorite sites/blogs.  If you use wordpress, setup is very simple.  Go to your plug-in page, search Zemanta, install, activate, enter some basic data and boom!  All set.  Once it is set up, the benefits are immediate so your time outlay is paid back with just one blog post.  This tools is FREE.

Comparison to other applications

There is no comparison to be had, I have not found another tool like this and please trust that I have searched.  There are other SEO type applications but for those of us like me, this one is the simplest most comprehensive tool to analyze your post, suggest appropriate in-post tags AND keyword tags all based on the content of your post.

I have not been paid for this short review, I just wanted to share a great resource with others who may be looking for a great way to find related content and perhaps generate natural back links.  I am also a Yahoo! Voices Music Featured Contributor and there, I have to actually to enter search terms in a box to HELP the platform find related articles.  That is not a complaint, just a fact.

I HIGHLY recommend the Zemanta tool as an effective tool to increase your productivity, expose your blog to other bloggers, create natural back links to respected blogs/sites…you may even connect with new blogger friends.  I have met and engaged with quite a few very respected blogs and bloggers via this tool and have increased my subscriber base and readership exponentially just because I began using Zemanta with my blog.

Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think…I am interested in the experiences of others using this tool.

 

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Streetkode Magazine – Album Review: E-Dubb – Legends Of The Fall.

EDUBB - Legends of the Fall album review by Amanda Perez of Streekode Magazine.

Great album review by Amanda Perez of Streetkode Magazine!  The folks at that mag certainly do their homework…!