|Sun, September 27, 2015 at 4:24 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Antonio "Tizone" Street's entertainment career began as a DeeJay which led to him becoming a Multi-Platinum Producer. Tizone is also an engineer and songwriter who has had recording deals with both Elektra and Island Records. He continues to strengthen his brand, through his companies Radar Recordz and Radar Recording Studio.
Tizone, is currently working on a film project, called"Destined 4 Greatness," with Atlas Entertainment. The movie is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2016.
Some of the industry greats, who he has worked with includes but is not limited to, R. Kelly, Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, Peter Mokram, R. Kelly, Cheri Dennis (Bad Boy) and Angela Winbush.
While be recruited by Death Row Records, Tizone had the opportunity to met the late great Tupac.
Film: Destined for Greatness
His first gold album was received for the song "Funky Sounds, " which was on the Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," Soundtrack. He also has two (2) multi-platinum records under his belt, Keith Sweat's "Chocolate Girl," which he rapped and co-produced on and for mixing Mary J Blige's, "It's On," featuring R. Kelly. "It On," is from Blige's "Share My Life," album.
Keith Sweat's album sold over 4.4 and Mary J. Blige over 3 million.
Question: When it comes to creating music for a song, what is your thinking pattern like?
Answer: It depends. Sometimes, I come up with melodies and then build a production around the melodies. Other times the music is created based on what I am feeling. I let the music inspire me and to give whatever topic for the song. I write based on my experiences or what I see other people going through, then I put it in song form.
Tizone & Common
Question: How do you come up with beats?
Answer: I create the beats based on the different sounds I hear. My music is unique, because I use a lot of drums and everything is created from scratch. My music is one (1) of a kind, a distinct sound.
Question: When you are making music, do you view it as work or being relaxing?
Answer: Creating music is fun for me. It has never felt like work, ever.
Question: What does it take to become a platinum producer?
Answer: It takes hard work, dedication and believing in yourself, when no one else does.
Question: You have been in the music industry for twenty (20) years, what has kept you going?
Answer: The love and passion for music. I enjoy learning. Each day, I learn something new about production.
Question: What do you think about how hip hop music has evolved over the last twenty (20) years?
Answer: Hip Hop is lacking creativity, everything is so trendy. Everyone is following what they consider to be hot, without truly expressing themselves. I give a lot of props to artists such as J. Cole, for being inspirational. His music has some soul and a certain substance to it.
I am big on instrumentation, hearing piano cords, strings and live drums.
|Mon, August 31, 2015 at 7:51 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
WHO IS MS. CARMEN
Ms. Carmen is the founder of Platinum Voice PR, a full-service public relations, marketing and social media boutique headquartered in Chicago, Illinois servicing clients from a multitude of industries from aspiring artists to established brands.
How did Platinum Voice Pr come about?
Platinum Voice PR began about 5 1/2 years ago when I became bored with the traditional 9-5 workload. Growing up in the business and the love for the music industry made me step out on faith with my business. Formerly, I was an AT&T phone operator and sales consultant with tons of experience with the public.
Sy Yung, Ms. Carmen and Big O
They invested in me to go to continue my education and learn how to effectively communicate with business owners, etc. Of course, I had to take effective public-speaking classes and writing courses to complete my certification.
Also, I must add that DJ Big O, Indianapolis Program Director of Power 104.1 (WYSX) is [actually] the person that said; " You need to be in PR because I think that you would be great Ms.C!" Our first project was Atlanta Rapper, Sy Yung who appeared in the movie "42".
I'm so elated that [they] chose me, without them, Platinum Voice PR would not exist.
Who has been your biggest supporter when it comes to your career?
Ms. Carmen and Tony Neal CORE DJ CEO
My biggest supporter, first and foremost, would be me, Ms. Carmen P.
In addition to that, my Mom, Mr. Tony Neal, DJ Lomaxx and my haters! LOL
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a PR?
*Laughes* Giving advice should be my first name! That came into fruition when I was a little girl! But back to the question, "What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a PR?" If you want to become a PR specialist make sure that you have effective writing and communicating skills, tons of contacts and an awesome personality! You must learn the business! I have found that a lot of individuals want to be in this field and they quickly find out, it's a lot of work involved.
When times got hard what motivated you to keep going?
When times get hard, my love for the music and my people keep me going. I have a lot of obstacles that I run into daily. With that said; I must stay focused and remain stress-free as much as possible.
Was becoming a PR your dream as a child? If not, what was your dream and what changed?
As a child, PR wasn't a figment of my imagination. I wanted to be a singer because my grandfather had a record company here in Chicago, and it was pretty cool being a [little] part of it. I'v
|Sun, August 09, 2015 at 1:37 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Undefeated Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs) scored an eight round stoppage against former WBA interim super lightweight titleholder Johan "El TerribleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Perez (20-3-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Perez who many felt would outbox Mikhaylenko went toe to toe with the brute and got the worse for wear as he was stopped late in the fight. Mikhaylenko won the NABA welterweight title.
In the undercard action, super bantamweight Manuel ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã..."TinoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Avila (18-0, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title contender Yoandris ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã..."El NinoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Salinas (21-2-2, 14 KOs). Avila dropped Salinas in second round and punished Salinas who would retire on his stool in the sixth round.
In the opening bout, lightweight Tevin Farmer (20-4-1, 5 KOs) defeated former world title challenger Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KOs) by knockout in the eighth round. Farmer dropped Prescott in the fourth round as well as the sixth, but was deducted a point for hitting Farmer while he was down. Farmer finished the job in eighth round.
|Mon, August 03, 2015 at 12:49 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Thursday, August 6th
Los Angeles, FOX Deportes, 10:00 pm EST, Abraham Lopez vs Jorge Diaz featherweight, 10 rounds , Roy Tapia vs Juan Luis Hernandez, junior featherweight, 8 rounds.
In what will be the final of the Fox Deportes "Fight Club LA" cards for Golden Boy Promotions in Los Angeles, CA for their developmental shows. The future telecasts will be broadcast on Estrella TV. The main event sees Abraham Lopez a prized featherweight prospect taking on Jorge Diaz, a tough fighter from New Jersey which could be a competitive bout.
Friday, August 7th
Atlantic City, N.J., Showtime, 10:00 pm EST/PST (tape delayed on west coast), Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Elvin Ayala,super middleweight, 8 rounds, Ievgen Khytrov vs Nick Brinson, middleweight, 8 rounds Regis Prograis vs Aaron Cowart, junior welteweight, 8 round.
ShoBox is displaying two prospects that being highly touted by DiBella Entertainment in Derevyanchkenko and Khytrov who are the latest remixes of the Eastern European wave in boxing. The opening television bout between Prograis and Cowart looks good on paper, but little tape exists of either.
Saturday, August 8
Indio, CA,HBO Latino, 10:30 pm EST, Johan Perez vs Dmitry Mikhalyenko, welterweight, WBA-NABA welterweight, 12 rounds Yoandris Salinas vs Manuel Avila, super bantamweight, NABF super bantamweight title, 10 rounds, Tevin Farmer vs Juan Antonio Rodriguez, junior lightweight, 10 rounds.
In probably the most exciting of a slow week of fights we will see three good bouts as Perez has failed on the big stage when given the chance whereas this is Mikhalyenko's first step up in competition. Salinas vs. Avila is probably the best bout of the night and a tough one to call as Avila is a young, 23 year-old prospect, who is looking to make a statement against Salinas who fought Scott Quigg recently to a draw. Salinas' only loss comes to an opponent that Avila beat as well. The opening bout will be a test to see where Tevin Farmer is currently
|Wed, July 22, 2015 at 5:02 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Manuel Ã¢â‚¬Å"TinoÃ¢â‚¬Â Avila (17-0 7 KOs) of Fairfield, CA will take on former world title contender Yoandris "El Nino" Salinas (21-1-2 14KOs) of Miami, Fl for the NABF super bantamweight title which will now be the co-main event of HBO Latino broadcast on August 8th headlined by Johan Perez vs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko. The card which takes places at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA, saw the Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz (22-0 19KOs) and Alonzo "Big Zo" Butler (30-3-1 22KOs) scrapped from the card prompting Avila and Salinas to get the promotion.
In the opening televised bout, Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight Juan Rodriguez (25-5, 22 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico in a 10-round super featherweight fight. The undercard (which will not broadcast on HBO) will feature undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez (11-0, 4 KOs) of Glendora, Ca., Palm Desert junior middleweight Neeco Macias (8-0, 4 KOs), and middleweight Quilisto Madera (1-0) of Las Vegas in action.
|Tue, June 02, 2015 at 6:11 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Carlos Andre Garcia, 21, better known to his fans as Lito (Garcia), knows all too well the struggles of the streets. Hailing from the predominately Puerto Rican populated neighborhood of Humboldt Park in Chicago, the feisty young talent with the baby face was statistically more likely to be incarcerated than successful. However, his strong Latino roots in music and performance provided a backdrop of sanctity that has made him one of the most buzzed about up and coming young stars. Described as a Latino Justin Bieber peppered with hints of R&B made popular by R. Kelly and Trey Songz, Lito's crossover appeal is pretty apparent after a quick view of his twitter feed. With young fans of all backgrounds and ethnicities tweeting daily love and support, Lito is slowly turning his humble beginnings into overnight stardom.
Lito is set to release his latest single "Lights on" Produced by " Rising Star XCEL, the mid tempo track has a throwback feel with a timeless message about finding that special love. In a time where everyone is twerking and booty popping, it wasn't surprising that the versatile young crooner with the baby face would release "Lights on." When asked about his latest single, Lito had this to say, "...don't get me wrong, I still love the twerkers, trap music, and I'll always stay true to my Latino roots but this song, though, is what you get after all the twerking and superficial stuff wears off-when you are looking for that keeper."
|Tue, May 19, 2015 at 1:21 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
G.U.N, born as Christopher James, began his rap career at the tender age of six years old. Fueled by Memphis roots and Dallas living, G.U.N., an acronym for "Geeked Up Nigga", an artist who brings an energy unmatched to the forever evolving world of rap. Growing up and forming his own taste in music, he listened to bands such as; Guerrillas and Linkin Park.
As part of a wave of new era rage music, Hip Hop and Rap culture influenced him most with artists ranging from Eminem, Biggie Smalls, Lil Wayne, all the way to Meek Mill during his battle rap era. Through this exposure to quality music G.U.N decided to embrace Rap as a serious career path in his early twenties. Using his lyrics as a means to touch people, he expresses his goal to make songs that people can not only relate to, but also have fun enthusiastically while they listen. G.U.N is on a steady path and predicts great success in the near future.
G.U.N. pulls inspiration from some of his favorite artists that births versatility when creating music for any and every occasion.Whether he's speaking on personal experiences or providing an audio scapegoat for one's pain and problems, it's undeniable to fans both old and new that G.U.N. is the voice for the next generation of hip hop.
Take a listen to his latest single, "Johnny Cage"
Photo credit: Eric Meoki