Wednesday, February 29, 2012
GWayne is a hip-hop artist from Washington DC. His roots in the DMV hip-hop community stem from the turn of the century as being one of the leaders in a rap group that started the careers of such artist as Uptown XO and P.G. Skillet. This Northeast DC native has released a free album entitled INTERVENTION. Furthermore, he along with Dat Dude Domo launched The Campaign Creative Group in the beginning of 2012. GWayne is also the Director of Live Music for Ryze Radio (a subsidary of GoGoRadio.com). More info can be found at www.GWayneMusic.com.
Originally, C Royal was offering spots on his "Royal Tavern's" album
for emcees to be a part of on the Justus League (9th Wonder, Little
Brother, etc.) message board. Ardamus contacted C Royal and they
completed 4 cuts on the project alongside Mallz, Chaundon, Society Of
Gentlemen, and other counterparts on the album. Ardamus, in the
meantime, was involved with his projects with his crew FAR EXP and
other solo projects that he was completing. C Royal contacted Ardamus
for an idea for a project and Ardamus agreed without hesitation.
After back and forth emails and phone calls to establish a constant
theme for the album, "The Glass Is Half Full Of" seem to fit because
of the contrast of the hard and smooth production of C Royal and the
content of what Ardamus was delivering. In addition, Ardamus informed
his peers of C Royal's production and he got the nod from the crews
and affiliations Ardamus has in Washington, DC. In addition, Cee H.
Blak aka Blak Lungz who used to be in the Food Chain Collective
contacted him because of the development for Shotgun Daisy Records.
Just recently, the label had dropped an EP that was featuring his work
with Joe Beats (the producer of Non-Prophets with Sage Francis and
other great instrumental works). After a video was completed for one
of the first songs entitled "Indeed Loyalty", Blak was sent the video
and this lead to a three-single deal for the duo to have digital
distribution through various outlets.
Special thanks and notations.The most high of course.To all the
artists who were selected in the process of this album: my FAR EXP
members (Flex Mathews, Fleetwood DeVille, RNL), Charlie Bucket,
Deborah Bond, Chaquis Maliq, and Enoch 7th Prophet. Toney Smith for
the additional recording at Vintage Vibez Studio. A very big thanks to
Lauren from Snarky Studios and the homie, Terry, for both putting
together the visuals. And a very big shootout goes to Blak Lungz for
hooking up the three single deal with Shotgun Daisy Records.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
On February 15th, 2012 I had the honor of attending the AT&T 28 Days Speaker Series and it was absolutely amazing. The series was hosted by Common and the guest speaker was Baltimore's own Mario Armstrong. The event was centered around achieving some of your entrepreneurial dreams while integrating today's technology.
Mario Armstrong captivated the crowd as he went thru 5 steps that he personally incorporated into his life to help him quit is 9-5 and chase after his entrepreneurial dreams. Mario and the people at AT&T gave a participant a brand new Hewitt Packard laptop so she could begin here journey into starting her non profit organization centered around helping at risk youth in the Anacostia area.
Not only did Mario Armstrong provide the audience with some great jewels, Common ended the event by performing some of the songs off his new album "The Dreamer, The Believer".
Above are a few pictures from that night. Below is a brief summary of the event from AT&T and it also provides a website so you can hopefully catch this event in a city near you.
For the third year, AT&T will hold its 28 Days speaker series event in Washington, D.C. At the 28 Days speaker series event, technology commentator and digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong will motivate and inspire Washington, D.C. residents to make their mark on history this Black History Month and throughout the new year.
The 2012 AT&T 28 Days campaign is hosted by award-winning hip-hop artist, actor, author, activist, Common and features a seven-city speaker series tour with some of today's key influential and respected African American leaders.
AT&T created 28 Days in 2009 to highlight the month of February as more than a reflection of the past, but as an unimaginable footprint to what the future holds beyond Black History Month. This year, the AT&T 28 Days campaign returns with a new rhythm and feel that will inspire consumers to achieve their dreams.
Tickets for the Washington, D.C. speaker series event featuring Mario Armstrong are available for free on a first come first serve basis, at facebook.com/att28days. For further information regarding 28 Days please visit att.com/28days.com.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Maryland, Yauncey has always been gifted with an ability to capture a crowd. He became well known for his outgoing, laidback personality and his confidence, which we call Swagger these days. Yauncey got his start in the music industry by free-styling weekly on Hot 96.5's radio airwaves in Little Rock, Arkansas. His ability to effortlessly throw his East Coast punchline flow over Down South beats caught the ear of a Source Magazine Rep, who interviewed Yauncey and featured him in the Source Magazine's Unsigned Hype section.
As his momentum started to build, he was in demand as an opening act for artists such as Gucci Mane, Big Tuck, Lil Will, Rocko, Hakeem Da Dream, Yo Gotti, Gs Boyz, Roscoe Dash and Ja Rule. Soon Yauncey and his fellow CGC ent. partners had a hit single "Bankrollz & 24's" on the biggest Hip Hop and R&B radio station in Arkansas, Power 92.3. Yauncey has since lived in Germany where he took his talent to the next level. Performing all over Europe Yauncey has put himself ahead of the competition by showing he can make any crown anywhere rock with him. With a strong buzz in the states and europe Yauncey's future looks promising.
No stranger to early success, Yauncey is by no means close to the goals he's set for himself. He continues his hard work, creative growth, and quest for stardom. Yauncey has dropped 2 mixtapes Why'z Up Vol.1 & 2. Which has gotten him recognized by major Hip-Hop websites such as Wordlstarhiphop.com, Hotnewhiphop.com URLTV.TV etc.You can check him out online and be among the first to hear about his upcoming appearances and collaborations....
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