In episode 10 of Vinyl Destination Philly's finest DJ & producer DJ Jazzy Jeff continues on with the European leg of his tour along with his crew as they travel by planes, trains, & automobiles through Romania, France, & eventually finding their way to the UK in London. In this particular episode we again find DJ Jazzy Jeff speaking on the good & bad of traveling around the world including those times when it's necessary to air out 'dirty laundry'.
Did you know that there are over 400,000 children in foster care in the US? Rising Pop-Reggae artist Justin Anthony, who was a product of the foster care system here in the US himself, wants you to know the facts and realities about foster care and the adoption process.
In his recently released PSA, Justin talks about his own experiences as a foster child as well as the need for more Americans to learn about and become a foster or adopting parent.
Its always great when an artist takes the time to build awareness for a cause and its great to see a young artist at the beginning of their career like Justin realizing the value of giving back.
Above is Justin Anthony's PSA for the National Adoption Council.
For more information check out www.familiesforall.org
Are you a brown diamond? You have been magnificently created by the master carver and craftsman himself. He's given you a clarity, cut and carat that illuminates right through your body to produced a shine from within that no one can take away. So, I'll ask you again, are you a brown diamond?
Author, writer and producer Joseph H. James, Jr. has written a compelling and sultry novel entitled "Soul Baby". The romance novel is a sensual, spirit-filled and educational journey into the lives of a group of upwardly mobile African American couples. After years of being married, Lloyd and Laney Dennison are having lack of trust and communication issues. Lloyd steps up and showers his beautiful wife with gifts, including the titillating novel Soul Baby. It is in the novel where Laney reads and becomes in tune with her own marriage. Each couple is struggling with their individual outlooks on companionship while coming to terms with their social identities. After seeking a confirmation from a very comical and smart comedian, they reach out and seek help from a wise but unorthodox therapist, Valeria Winters. Each of the couples comes to grip with hidden truths and insecurities. The stories are intertwined beautifully with wisdom, joy, excitement and deception. We'll learn from the therapist's hands-on evaluation about finding the perfect soul mate, as well as the wisdom of the older relatives about life lessons and relationships.
Visit the beautiful website to listen to the free audio of the prologue, view the hot music video with Broadway star Byron Utley and featuring top model Brigid Turner and the soulful book trailer. Review all of this before you read the captivating novel.
The world famous DJ Jazzy Jeff returns with episode 9 of his Vinyl Destination series. In this segment Jazzy Jeff & his crew are embarking on the last week of their world tour but this leg finds them in Europe hitting up Norway, Sweden, Ireland, & Germany where they just so happen to also bump into R&B singer Estelle. A few other hilarious situations occur when DJ Jazzy Jeff's emcee Skillz speaks of a wild fan who have Ruff Ryders tattoo next to his pubic hairs while another fan sports a rainbow-colored Wu-Tang Clan logo on his chest. Not to mention the team discovering some random dude in their hotel lobby watching gay porn in public view. This is truly different in Europe indeed....
The magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff returns with episode 8 of his web series 'Vinyl Destination'. After completing his tour of the the Middle East in episode 7, the world traveling producer & spinmaster arrives in Europe for a series of dates in Paris & Norway before running into a few issues in Russia but it was all love. We'd like call this episode 'From Russia With Love' for DJ Jazzy Jeff. Yippee Kai-Yay Mother Russia!
The Notorious B.I.G.'s Childhood Apartment In Brooklyn Selling For $725,000
10 Athletes Jay-Z Should Sign To Roc Nation Sports
Gentrification is a mother. The Notorious B.I.G.'s childhood apartment in Brooklyn's Clinton Hills neighborhood has been put up for sale for a hefty $725,000.
The Daily Intelligencer reports: Before he was rap martyr Notorious B.I.G., a young Christopher Wallace lived at 226 St. James Place, apartment 3L, in Brooklyn, and worked as a bag boy at the Met Food around the corner. Now immortalized as a hip-hop landmark, the apartment was listed for sale yesterday for the very 2013 price of $725,000. While Biggie referred to his 'one-room shack' in Bed-Stuy, times have changed: 'This three-bedroom plus den/office condominium was renovated a few years ago preserving traditional styling while answering the needs of modern usage,' and now the area is referred to as Clinton Hill.
The listing agent, Judith Lief, is well aware of the apartment's cultural significance but doesn't feel it will have much of an affect on the apartment's sale. 'The tour buses that come by regularly are enough,' she told the Daily Intelligencer. 'I don't really know yet what impact, if any, [Biggie's looming presence] will have on the sale. I think it'll be notable, but I don't know if novelty translates to a purchase.'
On the apartment's listing on StreetEasy, the unit is partly described as having 'wonderful light' and is 'beautifully proportioned' with 'spacious east-facing living room to the formal dining room to its very well-appointed kitchen with lots of storage and prep space.' -- Photos: StreetEasy, New York Daily News
Having proved this time and time again, does the announcement that Brookylyn rapper/mogul Jay-Z is opening a sports representation agency called Roc Nation Sports truly surprise you?
We can't help but to recall Denzel Washington's infamous, 'The sh-t's chess. It ain't checkers!' line from Training Day, when we think of Jay-Z's latest venture. As they say, hindsight is 20/20 and now the legendary MC's alignment with the Brooklyn Nets and Victor Cruz signing a management deal with Roc Nation seems like a premeditated check to the proverbial checkmate that's forthcoming. The signing of New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano only reaffirms that Jigga Man is looking to win in yet another business forum.
ESPN journalist Darren Rovell broke the news, and was also sure to mention that though Roc Nation Sports' initial partnership is with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), it plans to eventually become a full service sports agency. That means that Mr. Carter will undoubtedly sign more talent. Who will be next though? Jay-Z is known to be affiliated with a bevy of athletes one way or another. He's also named dropped a bunch that are still actively playing professionally. -- Photo: Twitter
The Wu-Tang Clan referred to member GZA as the crew's de facto genius for a reason. The veteran rapper and science junkie combined his love of music and education recently at New York's Park East High School, assisting the ninth graders in writing educational rhymes.
CBS News profiled GZA, who entered the science class on the invitation of Columbia University educator Dr. Chris Emdin. Dr. Emdin has spearheaded a new program that aims to teach via the popular music art form, hoping to connect students with scholastics in a way that relates to their love of Hip-Hop. 'The people who most embrace hip-hop cultur
Division II and Division III National Championships For the first time in tournament history, the Division II and Division III National Championship games will take place in the same city hosting the Division I championship.
The final two Division III teams will compete for the championship title at 12:30 p.m. in Philips Arena, and Division II will compete at 4 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public, and is a chance for basketball fans to experience the championship action up close.
NCAA 2013 Division II and II National Championship is #where2go
In episode 7 of DJ Jazzy Jeff's web series 'Vinyl Destination' we find the Philly turntable legend & his crew finishing up their middle eastern tour in places like Bahrain, Dubai, & more. This particular episode finds DJ Jazzy Jeff rocking a number of parties, taking in some Formula 1 racing with race car driver Lewis Hamilton, & rocking for U.S troops stationed in Abu Dhabi two hours outside of Dubai.
The magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff is back with another episode of his Vinyl Destination series. Now that he's finished showing us what life was like on the road in Asia during the previous few episodes, this time Philly's finest takes his fans on a trip with him to the middle east. Check out the video as DJ Jazzy Jeff hits the middle eastern countries of Bahrain & Qatar while also meeting up with his friend & fellow world famous DJ by the name of Tony Touch while out on tour.
The Hardest working DJ from Africa ,DJ Black has always been known to be abreast with technology.
He is currently the first African Disc jockey with his own App. Click here to download
Right after winning multiple awards in the 1st Ghana DJ award, he was nominated in three categories (including Best African DJ ) in the maiden African Global DJ Awards (AGDA Awards) scheduled for South Africa in May 2013.
The tech savvy entertainer will be presenting at the 2013 SXSW Music festival on 15th March.
SXSW Music festival is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, focusing on emerging technology, a focus which has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies .SXSW Music offers artist-provided music and video samples of featured artists at each festival via their official YouTube channel.
He will be speaking on the topic "Digital Media/Music in Africa" alongside experienced entertainment industry people such as Rab Bakari and Professor Jesse W Shipley .
Through Mixerpot/Universal ,Rab Bakari has worked with several artistes including Justin Beiber,Jay-z,Jah rule,FOKN BOIS and was very instrumental in the creation of Hiplife music with Reggie Rockstone Jesse Weaver Shipley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College and has done extensive works on African music especially Highlife and most recently hiplife.
Dj Black Will also be performing in New york at the 56th Ghana independence concert with Ghana Hiplife artist Tinny and Nana NYC after which he will meeting with USA Blaqbone executives , Sniper squad Djs and other industry players in new york in Miami.
fresh off the plane all decked out in his Blaqbone apparell , He was caught on camera meeting with his cocierge at JFK earlier on 12 march. Watch the video
I was watching ESPN's SportsNation hosted by Marcellus "DatDude" Wiley and Charissa Thompson as it aired live yesterday & their guests were 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick & Kendrick Lamar for SportsNation's Madden Cover Vote kickoff special. When Kendrick was first introduced the music started to cue up for hit popular song "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" I chuckled because I knew there was no way in hell ESPN would allow him to get away with that so of course he did the self-edits & segued into "Girl Don't Kill My Vibe". Fortunately for Kendrick the audience didn't sing the REAL chorus to the song which would have drove ESPN's censors mad. Kendrick also performed his hit record 'Poetic Justice' for the SportsNation audience as well so check out both videos above & below....