Esteban welcomes Marco Polo to chit-chat and explore tracks (like this "G.U.R.U." we posted on earlier) off his upcoming album - "PA2: The Director's Cut." Esteban's Hip-Hop hangout show, The Mixdown, is on Fuse every Wednesday.
Brand new video from the Compton kid Kendrick Lamar for one of my personal favorite songs off of his critically acclaimed "good kid, m.A.A.d city" album. This special director's cut edition of "B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe" shot by The Lil Homies & OG Mike Mihail finds comedian Mike Epps making an appearance although the visuals are not entirely submerged within a comedic space artistically. The clip is beautifully cinematic from a visual perspective & does contain a few messages to decipher unless you don't pay attention or just so happen to blink too soon.
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is catching some flack this week as movie director Harmony Korine has spilled juicy details on the hip-hop star passing out during his Spring Breakers sex scene.
According to Korine, he quickly realized the 4 A.M. love scene was more than he bargained for on the last day of filming.
This scene, thought Korine, would be a piece of cake; after all, Korine had gone to great lengths to cast a love interest with a booty grand enough to pique Gucci Mane's interest: "They sent me a clip of this girl walking across the room with three or four Coke cans on her ass, and we cast her, based on that video," Korine told Vulture. Alas, there was one thing Korine hadn't counted on: how super fucking stoned Gucci would be by the time cameras began to roll. "In his entourage, everybody smokes weed from the beginning of the day to the end," explained Korine. "So we're inside this house in St. Petersburg, and the f*cking weed smoke was so insane and Gucci was basically catatonic. I was like, 'Gucci, you've got to have sex with this chick now!'" How did he receive the news? "He wanted her to ride him so he wouldn't have to do any physical labor." (Vulture) The filmmaker revealed he realized Gucci was snoring while the steamy scene was being shot.
For a while, that worked. "So we're shooting the sequence, and as he is getting f*cked, I start to hear snores," said Korine. "He had literally passed out! And she was riding his d*ck the whole time. I'd never in my life filmed a sex scene where the dude was sleeping ... and she was on top of him for a good 45 minutes." And yes, that's the take that made it into the film. Laughed Korine: "At the end, he woke up and was like, 'I feel real nice. I feel like Mozart's on my d*ck.' And that was it, and he went back to sleep." (Vulture
Paterson, New Jersey resident Aswad Ayinde, the man behind the video for The Fugees hit "Killin' Them Softly," is facing two counts of aggravated sexual assault, after reportedly getting three of his five daughters pregnant.
Beverly Ayinde, the ex-wife of Aswad was shocked when she learned her 12-year-old daughter was pregnant. But of course, she was even more shocked when Aswad admitted that he might be the father.
"He said, 'She could be pregnant from me,'" said Beverly. "My heart started racing."
Ayinde reported believed he was a prophet, and desired to start his own "blueblood" race.
According to Beverly's testimony in court, Ayinde described performing oral sex on his 8-year-old, and described it in a very "godly, spiritual way."
Beverly came to the United States from England in the 70s, and married Aswad in 1976. Despite being impressed with his knowledge of African history, Beverly was slightly disturbed by his avoidance of doctors. The family lived in seclusion from the mainstream world, and were allegedly beaten regularly by Aswad.
His most recent trial, in which he was sentenced to 40 years, is only the second of five trials he's facing. If convicted on the other charges, he will do over 100 years in prison.
I am sure I as well as countless other Program Directors, DJs and radio stations have run into the same issues concerning how music is submitted to be aired. While there may be some variations depending on who you submit your music to, most will tell you to make sure your music files are properly labeled.
Often times I receive emails from artists wanting their music played on NeX Radio and the email containing the music file is full of information about the artist, their links to where they can be found online, and even a contact number to call them if needed. The main detail that is missing...the labeling of the music file.
Once the song you sent via email is downloaded from the email, all the information you took your time typing into the email is separated from the song file and therefore, if your file is not properly labeled, all information as to who the song belongs to is lost. Example: if you attache your song to the email and it shows up as 'Track 5', no matter how much you described the song in the email, 'Track 5' means nothing to the PD after it has been downloaded from the email.
I have had to trash several songs based on improper labeling alone. Doesn't matter how hot the song is, if it's not properly labeled, I will not take the time to label it. Why? Imagine I get approximately 50 songs a day (no exaggeration). Now imagine of those 50 songs, 35 are labeled 'Track 5' or by the song name only. Neither I nor any PD will take time to label your music if you were too lazy or uninformed to do it yourself. Afterall, you are the one requesting that we play your song, correct? The least you can do is make sure everything you send is properly labeled.
Properly labeling, at least for NeX Radio standards, is making sure your song file includes: Artist Name - Song Title (Radio or Explicit)
To rename your song file so it matches proper NeX Radio labeling, here are some quick video tutorials:
The next step in ensuring your music files are ready to be aired on NeX Radio is making sure your files are tagged.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you have the SONG NAME, ARTIST, ALBUM, YEAR and GENRE tags filled in for each song as these are required for several reasons and one most important one is this is required for the platform NeX Radio uses to air your songs and for other DJs to know all the information about your song. A FREE program to tag your song can be downloaded HERE
Next, your song file needs to be uploaded at the proper bitrate. The current maximum file size of a song is 12Mb and only in MP3 format . As we only stream at 320Kbps, the songs should be converted to this Bitrate and then the file size will be under the 12Mb for 98% of all songs. A FREE program to recode can be downloaded HERE
After all steps have been completed, your song is now ready to be submitted to not only NeX Radio, but most radio stations or DJs. They will appreciate the time you took to properly label your files before sending.
As a courtesy, you should ask each station or DJ you desire to submit your music to, what their submission requirements are.
To submit your song to NeX Radio, email to email@example.com
Yeah man! Can you imagine? In the above clip, grindhouse movie guru Quentin Tarantino actually thought about producing a Luke Cage (one of Marvel Comics' first Black super-heroes) movie... or something like it. Tarantino is a comic enthusiast, too. So, you know it would have been raw!
"After 'Reservoir Dogs,' I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero for Hire movie. [Hollywood producer] Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it," Tarantino said. "I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction."
- Tarantino to MTV News
Well... you never know. In the meantime, "Django Unchained" - Tarantino's newest movie (due out Christmas Day) - should be good.
Snoop a.k.a. "Nemo Hoes" keeps his GGN News Network going strong with the special guests & this time he's interviewing Wu-Tang Clan frontman/ Hollywood actor & now director The RZA about his new movie 'The Man With The Iron Fists' that opens in theaters this Friday November 2nd. RZA & Snoop pass each other 'The Greenery" while RZA speaks on just how much he had to invest in terms of time & money just to get himself prepared for this movie & also provided a few behind the scenes stories in the making of the film. Not only does the movie feature several quality actors, but it does appear to be visually stunning. Looking forward to it this weekend.
Audition Intensive Weekend Workshop With Hollywood Casting Director HELEN McCREADY, CSA!
WHERE: TALENT TOOLS - Co host Village at Taylor Pond 59 Middlesex Turnpike Bedford, MA 01730
WHEN: July 28th & 29th
TIME: 10:00AM to 2:00PM SATURDAY 11:00AM to 3:00PM SUNDAY
LIMITED TO 24 ENROLLMENTS~
This AUDITION INTENSIVE WORKSHOP offers the fundamentals essential to develop the skills necessary to become a working actor. This audition intensive workshop gives the actor the opportunity to gain self-confidence, and recognize their uniqueness, skills and talent. Actors from beginners to advanced will get the training that they need to audition and book the role!
SATURDAY: Acting exercise "keeping it real" The Pre-Read Audition - one on one with the casting director or reader Using strong choices and knowing what they are Breaking down the script Emotional choices Every line is a separate thought What is the scene about? What is your point of view and why are you in the script? Find your transitions Preparation versus memorizing Starting a reading the 2nd time Q&A throughout the day
SUNDAY: Acting exercises "keeping it real" The Callback audition Come prepared with sides for you to audition. (Sides will be individually emailed to you so you have time to prepare prior to coming to the workshop) How to audition with another actor and how to work with them Using what you learned Saturday and applying it successfully How to audition using improvisation (which is key to casting directors and talent agents) Creating a believable character Commercial Auditions and how it is different from film and television The business of the show business! Information that is imperative to run your business to be a successful actor in Hollywood Q&A throughout the day
Mr. Boomtown was in Atlanta to direct a short film featuring Gucci Mane and Rocko. He also shot the second part of the "Round Of Applause" video for Waka Flocka.
He talked about the projects and gave advice for up-and-coming directors. He also talked about leaving his job as a Producer for the Dallas Cowboys to pursue his dream. His story was very inspirational!!
DJ Cisco started off the show with a mix like only he can! We also reflected on the life of Don Cornelius.
"Vampire Roadtrip" "Hostage", "Actors?", Unlucky 13", and "USED"
Helen McCready is a casting director for independent feature films. Her most recent films are "Margarine Wars" with Doris Roberts & Robert Loggia, "Just Crazy Enough" with Chris Kattan, and Tom Sizemore in "Five Hour Friends" !
She was also the locations casting director for "Sleeping Around", a Leslie Greif Film, along with many other feature films in 2011.
She is producing and casting a documentary called"ACTORS?"to show what the actor goes through to make it in this business. So far she has interview Ed Asner, Alan Thicke, Doris Roberts, Robert Loggia, Dee Wallace, Ellen Muth and a number of talent from coast to coast. The documentary allows the audience to watch the journey of someone trying to make it in Hollywood as it unfolds through the actor's eye.
She is VP of casting for two production companies, Bengal Pictures, Big Bat Pictures and DB Rich Productions. Helen will produce and cast her screenplay Racetrack in 2012. She currently has over 7 film projects on her desk for 2012.
FERN CHAMPION, CSA NOW CASTING, in PRE-PRODUCTION or DEVELOPMENT: "Vampire Roadtrip" Also currently casting:
"Deadly Codes" Bobby Moresco Directing & " Le Grand Jete" Story tale Productions
Also ... Kevin Costner's film, "Haitfields & McCoys" and feature film comedy "Sleeping Around" Producers Leslie Greif & Herb Nanas
FULL CREDITS ON IMDB...
A love of comedy has led her to casting the "The Naked Gun" and the "Police Academy," series of films as well as movies featuring the like s of Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, Rodney Dangerfield, Dan Ackroyd and Cheech and Chong.
In addition, while casting "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, Fern discovered future super-star Cameron Diaz. Other discoveries include such diverse talents as Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover, Kim Cattrall, Kelly Preston, David Spade, and Sharon Stone, whom she cast in the epic miniseries "War and Remembrance."
Fern ventured into the action/horror genre with several "Friday the 13th" movies, "Pet Sematary," and "Mortal Kombat." During the 90's, her focus shifted to series television, working with prolific producer Aaron Spelling for six years on such series as "Beverly Hills, 90210."
Music Director needed for youth theater in Canton. Approximately six hours a week or two to three rehearsals (flexible). Good piano skills required. Audition youth, teach music, conduct pit for "Bye, Bye, Birdie". Auditions March 19 and 21. Shows first weekend in June (one weekend only). Fully compensated position. Spotlight on Youth is the only resident youth theater performing at the state of the art Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton. Please visit website for more information on the theater: http://www.spotlightplayersmi.org
Location: Canton, MI Compensation: Flexible - negotiable
Nationally Recognized Agency, 2C Media Seeks The Next Generation of Creatives!
2C Media, a nationally recognized agency laser-focused on promoting television series, movies, and creating original series for cable, is on the hunt for innovative, imaginative, hungry, and passionate creative talent. As we like to say, "every project is a passion project", so we need copywriters and art directors ready to leave their mark. The TV promotion and marketing space draws talent who desire true ownership of their projects. If you have multiple talents, you can put them all to use in this fun, fast-paced, and vibrant arena. This isnÃ‚Â¹t a world of 6-month pitch processes, multiple chains of bureaucracy, or endless fingers in the pie. For every one year in conventional advertising, youÃ‚Â¹ll amass 3 years of creative in marketing for television.
We have senior level openings but are just as eager to talk to those just out of school with the passion to create breathtakingly awesome creative, beginning Day One. No experience in TV, promo and design is necessary. If you can dream, write, design, market with flair, and most of all love to watch TV - we'll show you the ropes so you can hit the nation's airwaves immediately.
Here is the D/L on us: 2C Media's award-winning team is a very busy group of dedicated, creative people. We are powered by Red Bull and coffee, but most importantly by passion. We're passionate about producing high-end promos, campaigns, shoots, presentations, graphic design, sponsor branded content, interstitials, interactive rich media, print, social media programs and radio. It sure beats working for a mortgage company (or being laid off by one). We are passionate about our sweet all-HD facility featuring ten edit suites, audio, and in house graphics. Our clients use words like "easy to work with", "brilliantly creative", and "buttoned up" to describe us... We promise, they really said that and we didn't even have to pay them.
Some of our marquee gigs include launches, campaigns, promos, design, shoots, radio, print, presentations, and branded content for top TV properties and networks such as: Fox's "Raising Hope", "Hell's Kitchen" and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter"; NBC's "30 Rock" and "Friday Night Lights"; ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy"; USA's "In Plain Sight", "Covert Affairs", and "Burn Notice"; TLC's "Sarah Palin's Alaska" and "Police Women of Broward County"; SyFy's "Sanctuary", and "Warehouse 13"; History Channel's "Swamp People" and "Modern Marvels; NatGeo Channel's "Taboo", CBS Distribution's "Everybody Loves Raymond"; Bravo's "Real Housewives of Miami"; Cartoon Network's "Ben Ten"; Nickelodeon's "iCarly"; Discovery's "Deadliest Catch"; Our branded clients include: DirecTV, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Nationwide Insurance, Universal Studios, and Twentieth-Century Fox.
2C's original series include Animal Planet's "Swamp Wars", Travel Channel's upcoming "International Airport", CMT's "Danger Coast", and Planet Green's "Future Food". We have the Gold to prove our success. Just in 2011, we were proud recipients of 7 Promax BDA Awards for 2011, including 2 Promax Golds for CNN and History Channel campaigns.