Sunday, January 30, 2011
With one less burden to bare...he continued on knowing there was a strong possibility that the color of his skin may put him at a slight disadvantage in the hiring process.
You don't take that sort of risk if you're unsure of yourself. Needless to say, he got the job!!!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Fab Awards also honored those was have curated nightlife for more than ten years with a Decade Award. Fisayo Esconsay, Mitch Mathis, Cheeky Sasso and Taz Wube were all honored for their contributions.
Notables such as Dean Smothers, owner of Love Nightclub, Jummy Olabanji, reporter and anchor for WKTR Newschannel 3, Anji Corley, radio personality for WPGC-FM 95.5, Victoria 'Shaqwana' Jones of the Russ Parr Morning Show on WKYS-FM 93.9 and Ron Harrison were in attendance.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I often hear artist and producers talking about the music politics in the DC, MD & VA area and usually some situations are warranted but if you didn't know, the music business is ALL POLITICS or better yet as I like to call it "RELATIONSHIPS".
Example: Artist "X" is buzzing and is associated with some "in the know" team/people in the city. Even though, IN YOUR OPINION he/she may not be as talented as other artist or yourself, Artist "X" is going to get a show first, a feature first, a spin first, get a beat first, because his/her team is "in the know" and has relationships with key people in the city (DJ's, Producers, Promoters etc...). That's not POLITICS that's RELATIONSHIPS.
With that being said if you roll with a people/team that has NO RELATIONSHIPS, don't blame it on POLITICS, blame your TEAM or lack there of, blame your MANAGER, blame your C.E.O, blame your PRODUCER.
Music will only get you so far, you have to have relationships with people, talk to people (Face to Face) etc... You can't rely on twitter or facebook to say you have a relationship with someone.
Hopefully this will help you'll understand what's politics and what's not!
I personally don't believe in music politics on a local level especially when there's no money involved and honestly there's only probably 1% of artist and producers making money locally. Everything happening in this area is about WHO YOU KNOW and WHO YOU HAVE RELATIONSHIPS with!
Monday, January 24, 2011
The label consists of 5 artists that all attend the prestigious Duke Ellington School of The Arts. Dreamers Music Group aims to attract Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Gospel, Latin, and Poetry fans. There is at least one artist in the label that you will fall in love with once you hear him/her. Not one person is alike, yet everyone blends perfectly with each other.
Sean Hamilton (C.E.O., FOUNDER, PRESIDENT)
The label came into existence March 15, 2010. Sean Hamilton (Majors in Theater at Duke Ellington) is a very ambitious and money hungry person. Sean Combs Hamilton’s life revolves around entertainment and making money, so there’s no surprise when he thought of an idea to make a music label based around a school of artistic students. There was alot of questioning going on about making a label, but once taking a Music Business class in school and learning about the music industry from a very important person in the industry, he gained the confidence to carry on with the label. He had the idea, now he had to get the talent…
Felix Patterson II (Rapper/Lyricist)
[Felix Patterson ]
The first person Sean met to talk about the label was Felix Patterson II (Majors in Instrumental at Duke Ellington). It was his first year at Duke Ellington H.S., but he already got a following with his rapping. He accepted the offer by Sean and immediately entered the studio. Many people compare him to Drake and J. Cole by the way he inflicts his voice at times but he strives to drift away from the comparisons and get his own original persona that will be just as loved and accepted by fans. He is constantly working on a new project and with the debut of his first official mixtape, Happy For No Reason debuted August 9th started his career as well as the Dreamer’s dynasty.
Sean met with M.A.B. (hey that’s me lol) soon after getting confirmation from Felix that he would join the group. Marcus Antonio Blanco (Majors in Literary Media & Communications at Duke Ellington) took the same music business class with Sean Hamilton and studies marketing and promoting in his department, so not only would he help with producing the music, but he also helps Sean with the marketing and promotion of the work that Dreamers Music Group came out with. He is a rapper, but came to Duke Ellington to broaden his lyrical skills and study more poetry and make a career in poetry. He was good friends with Felix before joining the team and already recorded a few collabs before Dreamers. Not only does he want to record the ordinary hip hop song, but he wants to incorperate more poetry and story telling in his flow and songs. He’s compared lyrically alot to a Gil Scott Heron and Nas. He speaks alot about the youth and new generation of people and speaks as the voice for them. One of his poems were featured on B.E.T. during Black History Month. He is also known around the school for his music and poetry and just like Felix, is constantly writing and working on his craft.
The NU Revolution Camp (Wordsmith, Kontact, Black Knight & Whitefolkz) - Another Day (Produced by Lucki Handz of Radio Maschine)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (WUSA/AP) -- Pushed on the Metro? Honked at when driving in Dupont Circle? Lousy service at a Capitol Hill restaurant?
Travel & Leisure magazine's annual survey of America's Favorite Cities rated the nation's capital the fifth rudest city in the nation. Nearby Baltimore came in at number seven.
The magazine asked readers to rate 35 cities on 54 different features including affordable hotels, great restaurants and the personality of the locals.
Los Angeles topped the list of rude cities, followed by New York.
Travel and Leisure Magazine writes this about DC:
Our nation's capital ranks No. 1 for monuments, and if you want a sense of how the locals will take to you, imagine hugging the Lincoln Memorial. The locals here are a brainy crowd–they rank No. 4 for intelligence–but as President Truman supposedly once said, if you want a friend in this town, get a dog.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
The CarryOut Productions Presents...
THE DMVs PREMIER HIP HOP SHOWCASE
NICKELUS F LIVE IN DC!!!
ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
NIKE NANDO, LOGIC, JF COOP, G-TWO,
PRINCE AKEEM, VALLEO, PREHISTORIC,
SHAWN SKY, PHZ-SICKS, AND KOOL KLUX KLAN.
The 13 track LP is an expose' into the personal lives of those chasing their dreams against all odds, and the conflicts that arise along the way. With features from Grammy nominated vocalists Maimouna Youssef & Kokayi, Pro'verb, Sam Trocki and Derek Olds as well as production from BKS, Judah, Grussle, Heartbeat & the show stealing Preston Hart.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I was just thinking, How many major out of town blogs/website post yall stuff?
So i say this to say HELP PROMOTE www.forthedmvonly.com
WHEN YOUR MUSIC IS POSTED ON HERE ......TWEET THE DAMN LINKS, TELL THEM WHERE YOUR MUSIC IS AT.....SHEESH!
I DON'T SEE NAHRIGHT, ALLHIPHOP OR RAP RADAR POSTING YALL S***!
Shawn Sky is an up & coming artist from northern Virginia with a bright future ahead of him. Outside of the box meets OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. As his following continues to grow, Shawn Sky looks like a promising "Leader of The New School." He has a uncanny ability to captivate his audience without fabricating his life. Shawn Sky has dedicated himself to making great relevant music that will last forever; hence the “Sky” in his name.
Just wanted to let you know my group, Ndelible, released our new mixtape today. It's been getting great reviews and features our interpretations of songs from Kanye West, The Roots, Dave Matthews Band, and more. We'd love to get your thoughts on it. I know you prefer zshare links but unfortunately the upload function isn't working there for us. We have it up for free download and stream at www.ndelible.com