|Sat, May 25, 2013 at 2:39 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Nowadays Tha Dogg Pound duo Daz Dillinger and Kurupt are much more likely to figuratively rat-a-tat-tat some raps on that ass than blast Gats. Kushtal Records had the opportunity to book Tha Dogg Pound for a show in Winnipeg. This was great news for rap fans. Especially for us older heads who grew up in the heyday of Gangsta Rap and the subsequent prominence of the popular West Coast rap movement that brought us N.W.A., Ice-T, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac.
We followed a couple ladies with legs-for-days (or should we say mini-mini-skirts?) into Stereo Nightclub. As we settled in we caught energetic sets from local rap crew Unity Sound Crew and Van City wordsmith Dilemma. Daz and Kurupt's first few tracks paid homage to one-time Deathrow labelmate and D.P.G. affiliate Nate Dogg.
"Nobody Does It Better" and "Regulate" set the tone for the night. The crowd was already eagerly reciting lyrics word for word as G-Funk dripped from the speakers and the energy only heightened as popular tracks "Cali Iz Active" and "Let's Play House" got a spin. These two are Tha Dogg Pound's highest charting singles; #4 & #5 respectively, on the Billboard Rap Charts. Halfway through the set DJ Salam abruptly stopped the music for a memorable crowd-response question asked by Daz: "Do y'all smoke weed in Winnipeg?! We do in Cali every day!" The crowd roared in agreement, then Kurupt c-walked quite effortlessly to everyone's amusement. Then "Ain't No Fun" came on and once again West Coast rap karaoke was in session.
At one point Kurupt stopped the music to educate everyone about Daz's underappreciated production prowess. He was responsible for production on several tracks off of Tupac's acclaimed album All Eyez On Me: "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha," to name a couple. Let's not forget that Kurupt was considered one of the most lyrical emcees from the West Coast. Their set concluded with snippets from the many tracks that they've been individually featured on, like "Got My Mind Made Up" by Tupac featuring Daz and "Housewife" by Dr. Dre featuring Kurupt. All in all, Tha Dogg Pound put on a solid rap show filled with familiarity and funk and explosive energy. Appropriately, they ended the night with a bang... "Xxplosive." check out the pics here http://respect-mag.com/photos-recap-tha-dogg-pound-in-winnipeg-canada
|Fri, May 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
As we mentioned in a previous post about DJ Tony Touch's upcoming project "The Piecemaker 3 (Return Of The 50 Emcees)" due July 9th, the legendary DJ had stated that he'll be releasing classic never-seen-before footage everyday leading up until his new album release. In episode 5 above Tony Toca unlocks the video vault to footage of Big Pun performing "Off The Books" with The Beatnuts at Rocksteady's 20th Anniversary show. In case you missed episode's 1-4 featuring Onyx, Heather, B, KRS-ONE, Boot Camp Clikk, Guru, Inspectah Deck, Busta Rhymes, & a whole host of other significant cats in hip hop check out the videos & links below. CLASSIC!
TONY TOUCH'S 50 CLASSIC CLIPS: BUSTA RHYMES & 'OL DIRTY BASTARD FREESTYLING 1994 (VIDEO)
EPISODE 4 (ONYX, HEATHER B, MAD LION, DUCK DOWN, BOOT CAMP CLIKK AT D&D STUDIOS 1996)
EPISODE 3 (SMOOTH B OF NICE & SMOOTH, NINE, PF CUTTIN, SMOOTH DA HUSTLA AT D&D STUDIOS 1996)
EPISODE 2 (GURU, BUMPY KNUCKLES AKA FREDDY FOXX, GRANDMASTER CAZ, BUSTA RHYMES & SPLIFF STAR, INSPECTAH DECK AT D&D STUDIOS 1996)
EP 1: (BUSTA RHYMES & 'OL DIRTY BASTARD FREESTYLING AT THE GAVIN CONVENTION 1994)
|Fri, May 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
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May 23, 2013
ENCHANTED PR'S CEO/PRESIDENT CHRISTAL JORDAN RECEIVES ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM KONTROL MAGAZINE
Founder of PR firm is honored at leading magazine's annual award showcase
(Atlanta, GA) On Thursday, May 16, 2013, CEO and President of one of the top 100 PR firms in the country, Christal Jordan, was honored by Kontrol Magazine as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Kontrol Your Destiny Awards. The program honoring some of the most recognized names in the Atlanta metro area was held at Metro Fuxon in Atlanta, Ga.
"Being given the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Kontrol was very special to me", says Jordan. "I have known Julian Lark, the Publisher, since the second issue of the magazine and I believe we have watched each other's businesses grow. I am so proud of the growth and expansion the magazine has experienced. I truly believe that with God's help all of us have the ability to "Kontrol" our destiny. I am inspired every day by the many small business owners, my colleagues that get up every day against all odds fueled by their passion to continue pushing towards their dreams."
One of Atlanta's premiere entertainment PR firms, Enchanted PR under the leadership of Christal Jordan represents celebrities, key influencers, etc. as well as working alongside lifestyle and consumer brands on marketing campaigns and activations. Enchanted PR is currently working with iconic pop group TLC on their 20th anniversary package, which includes their upcoming biopic, new music and upcoming tour dates. Enchanted PR also provides media consultation and coaching services, produces promotional materials including bios, media/press kits, one sheets, etc. The company has also coordinated campaigns with brands such as L'Oreal, SoftSheen Carson, Monster Energy Drink, Coca-Cola, Peroni, PZI Jeans, Ford and many more.
Kontrol Magazine's Kontrol Your Destiny Awards honors those individuals in philanthropy, new business ventures and entrepreneurship who have demonstrated excellence and have made an impact on modern culture. "Our mission is to honor people with groundbreaking work and talent that push the boundaries of creativity. Everything we do is fueled by our passion for celebrating the power of creativity, provoking action and nurturing your vision", says Julian Lark, Kontrol Magazine's Editor in Chief. Nominees were categorized based on their profession or field of excellence and consisted of categories such as Executive of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Health Practitioner of the Year and more. Other awardees included Talking with Tami for Blogger of the Year, Saptosa Foster for Tastemaker of the Year and Stephan Labossiere for Author of the Year, along with many more.
Kontrol Magazine is a bimonthly publication that highlights artists, musicians, models and photographers that fly under the radar and blends the edgy with the classy. Kontrol Magazine reaches various demographics and is available at over 350 Barnes &Noble bookstores, B. Dalton bookstores and independent bookstores across the U.S. and Canada.
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