Friday, December 7, 2012

Music Artist Tips From Zobe Records A&R

Want to Get My Attention?
Here are a few great tips from Music Clout on getting my (or any A&R rep's) attention.

Getting noticed as an unsigned independent artist is tough no matter what situation their in. Getting noticed by a people who matter is damn near impossible for most up and coming musicians, so this article will give you a few tips on how you can stand-out amongst the sea of other unsigned independent musicians in today’s music industry.

Having a Great Product
Hands-down the number one way to stand-out from other artists is to have a superior product. Making sure your demo/EP is the absolutely best it can be with both the writing and also the production should be at the top of any musicians list as with every release they put out.

Building a Solid Fan-Base
One of the first things A&R reps want to learn once they’re turned on to your music, is who else is turned on to it. A&R reps know that without the support of a large loyal fan-base, independent acts have a hard time making any real head-way with having an actual music career. So for independent acts, building and maintaining a large loyal fan-base should be a top priority in their overall strategy for getting noticed by A&R label reps.

Get In Their Face
With well over five million independent musicians trying to make it in today’s industry, trying to organically stand-out is nearly impossible and sitting around waiting for A&R rep to knock on your door is most likely never going to happen. One thing technology did besides change the sales landscape for music sales forever, is to knock down the barriers previously in place before the rise of social media. Now, with just a few clicks of your mouse and a few creative words you can speak directly to the head of A&R at any record label regardless of the size. Independent artists should always put themselves in the face of any record label A&R that they have interests in signing with for all their releases or any other major event happening with their career.

Sounds simple, but it’s actually a lot of work and therefore a barrier that most independent musicians will never break through. So if you’re independent musicians and have a great work ethic and consistently follow these three simple steps, you’re very likely to get the attention of any record label A&R rep.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Barack Obama Re-Elected

We will now see 4 more years for our current president Barack Obama! Congrats to Democrats who have really shown that voting really makes a difference! The impact of this election is historical!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Check out Zobe Magazine's presentation of the International Latin Fashion Week events that were last weekend at the Washington Convention Center (DC)!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Go At It During 'American Idol' Audition

As reported by TMZ... "Nicki Minaj derailed the American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening to fight her." Seriously ladies?!?! Will Nicki and Mariah be able to work with eachother for the remainder of the show? We're sure American Idol producers and directors are very concerned about this matter and upset that the judges are acting this way! They not only cost the show time and money for stopping and postponing the casting until the two calmed down but we are sure those who were scheduled to audition were pretty upset about having to reschedule. We are pretty sure neither celebrity will loose any fans as an outcome but it was pretty childish and it was reported to only stem from a disagreement on one of the audition performances.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wale Just Missed Forbes List...

The annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list was announced by Forbes and DMV area native Wale just missed the list. Topped by the likes of Jay-Z (#1), Diddy (#2), and Kanye (#3), the list features 20 of the top hip-hop /rap earners (before taxes and fees are deducted). The majority of those top earners reside on the east coast with a few on the west coast over the past 5 years. The major regions being New York, Atlanta, and California where majority of the top earners are from.

As reported by Steven J. Horowitz at
Wale narrowly missed this year's Hip Hop Cash Kings list, netting nearly $5 million from concert tickets and album sales. As such, Forbes has named the Maybach Music Group rapper a "cash prince," speaking with him about his lofty ambitions.

"I don’t want to be one of those guys that you see who made $4 million, invested $3.5 million, and now you work at Wendy’s,” he said. “I want to get the highest score on Pacman or Frogger … [and] I want to make sure I’m on the Forbes list in a year or two.”

The D.C. native is estimated to make $20,000 per concert, having performed more than 75 shows in the past year. He revealed plans to hold off on spending and plans to put together a line of hats, branded drinking water and a couple of deals with professional athletes.

Watch the interview below:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Music Industry & Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Gone (R.I.P)

Photo credit: Getty Images

Chris Lighty, one of the music industry legends has passed away. Chris was the founder and chief executive of Violator Management/Brand Asset Group. Chris had been a part of the music scene since 1988 when he joined Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen at Rush Management. The music industry is definitely feeling the loss of this music mogul who helped mold many careers in the industry. Chris worked with some of the greatest like Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Fantasia, Mya, Diggy Simmons, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Nas, and 50 Cent just to name a few.

There was some confusion about what actually happened leading to the death of Chris Lighty as reported by NY Daily News:

"Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after apparently shooting himself in the head in his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News.

Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — was found dead inside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said.

It appeared he died from a bullet to his head, sources said. A gun was recovered next to his body.

Law enforcement sources said Lighty — who divorced his wife, Veronica, last year — may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS."

Then NY Daily News reported:
"Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after he shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife at his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News.

Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — stepped outside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., after a spat with his wife, Veronica, police sources said.

Suddenly, a gun shot was heard and Lighty was found lying faceup with a 9-mm. pistol next to his body, sources said."

Our condolences go out to Chris Lighty's family from all of us here at Zobe. He is gone but will never be forgotten.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Week One Challenge: Ride Solo

This weekend I challenge you to "ride solo"; go out and promote yourself, by yourself. Why? Because when you travel outside of the comfy cozy box of your neighborhood bar with your life-long friends and into the wild on your own, you are guaranteed to learn about yourself and others.
The most amazing thing about the Washington DC area is the variety of people and cultures, income classes and races. Its mind blowing how many different types of people there are in the area and how often we stick to what's safe and what we know.
Get out there! Meet new people! Market yourself! Be influential! Stand out! 
If you dare to complete this challenge, give me feed back. Did you love it or hate it? Who did you talk to? What new experiences did you have? How did it effect how you feel about yourself? 
I will follow up with you all about this week's challenge: "Ride Solo" and present the Week Two Challenge that will get you thinking and experiencing outside of your small constricting box next Friday! Happy weekend!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Is Tupac Back?

There has and always will be someone who wishes that the legend was still alive. Recently a number of celebrities on social media networking websites such as Facebook have reported that Tupac Shakur recently sent them a friend request. (and they accepted the request) Nobody knows what to make of this and at this moment there has not been any reports of any words to be exchanged from the 2pac accounts in question.

So if Tupac really is alive... where has he been at all this time and why fake his death? Why return now? Many people still believe that he is alive. Many others feel that he is definitely dead and gone. Will we ever know the truth?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

2012 New Music Seminar (New York City)

Check out the coverage of the NY NMS 2012 by Zobe Magazine! This was an awesome event featuring the "who's who" of the music industry and Zobe Record Label's Founder/Owner/Senior Director of A&R (Alonzo Black) was in attendance! Check out some of the music producers, A&Rs, VPs/Presidents/CEOs of major music industry corporations, and entertainment executives who were in attendance along with some of the featured talent. Even a sneak peak at the red carpet...

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Learn About Film Crews: Gaffers and Electricians

Gaffers and electricians form the “electric” part of the phrase “grip and electric.” Gaffers, who usually lead the electrical department, are responsible for the set’s lighting. They must know how to create the right mood for each scene, and how to transform any type of lighting into what the Director of Photography requests. (Some gaffers are given more latitude in lighting decisions than others.) Electricians work under the gaffer.

The electrical department works directly with grips, so much so that sometimes the two jobs are interchangeable on smaller sets. But on larger operations, gaffers and electricians set the lights in place, then grips modify them with flags and other accessories. The lights themselves can consist of tiny mood lights all the way up to giant, sun-simulating monsters.

Generally, there are three ranks in the electrical department:

Gaffer: This crewmember leads the department and has the most control over lighting.

Best Boy Electrician: This worker serves the same role as the Best Boy grip: equipment and personnel management. Think of this person as the team’s foreman.

Electrician: These perform general tasks under the direction of the Gaffer.

Like their counterparts in the grip department, members of the electrical department use a wide array of tools and equipment. Generators, cables and power splitters provide power to the lights, so a working knowledge of that equipment helps. Electricians often keep wrenches, screwdrivers and other hand tools in a tool pouch for quick access. They will also have a supply of power adapters and extension cords (colloquially called “stingers”).

On the more delicate side, a light meter helps decide what adjustments need to be made. Gloves and safety cables (to hold lights in place) provide safety, and flashlights help when entering dark areas such as the space above a ceiling. And of course, gaffer’s tape usually resides on set in large quantities. Gaffer’s tape is similar to duct tape, but it does not leave a residue and thus does much less harm to surfaces and equipment.

People who know how to use all that gear are a boost to any production. Though it may not be clear just from the credits, a good electrical department makes for a safer set and excellent lighting.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tech N9ne & MGK Concert (Monday, June 18, 2012) @ Fur Nightclub in Washington, DC:

Zobe Promotions & Lifestyle Explosion Concert Series is bringing Tech N9ne’s Hostile Takeover 2012 genre-busting hip hop music to the masses with some of the most unique forces in hip hop. Headlining artist TECH N9NE will present fans with his diverse range of music styles in a format like no other. It promises to be the type of event that will fuse a wide range of audiences into a single unified hip hop crowd.

Performing over 200 world-wide shows a year and known as the hardest touring artist in hip hop, TECH N9NE teams up for this history-making performance with Krizz Kaliko, along with Cleveland’s prodigal son Machine Gun Kelly, Strange Music’s buzz-worthy hip hop band from Miami Mayday, the imposing Detroit rapper Prozak, and from the east-side of Missouri, Stevie Stone. Buy tickets at or contact Zobe Promotions to purchase in person at (202)643-ZOBE (9623).

Known for his hardcore touring ethic and bar-setting stage performances, TECH N9NE continues to up the ante for rap artists. Bringing his memorable hits to the masses, songs like “I’m A Playa”, “Caribou Lou”, “Riotmaker”, “Like Yeah”, “O.G.” and “Leave Me Alone”, TECH N9NE proves he can deliver live as well as on CD. His 2009 album debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top Independent Album chart. His latest studio album “ALL 6’S AND 7’S” which hit stores in 2011 debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top Independent Album chart Number Four on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart; and spawned several successful videos for MTV.

Strange Music’s Hostile Takeover Tour is brought to you by Zobe Promotions & the Lifestyle Explosion Concert Series, a new exclusive music platform created to bring world-class and A-listed music artists and bands to regions across the United States.

This event is sponsored by Zobe Magazine ( and Zobe TV Network (

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Maybach Music artist Wale introduces new label mate (BOA) Fatz Da Big Fella on “Spill”

By jdobypr | Posted June 2, 2012 | Washington, District of Columbia (

Wale, Maybach Music Group artist and Co-founder of “The Board Administration”(BOA) Management and Marketing group “brought out” his newest BOA artist, Fatz “Da Big Fella” June 1st. Da Big Fella’s lead single from this all-original project “Heart of a King” is entitled “Spill” and features Wale opening the song with his signature DMV sound.

After a successful run with Wale on his 2011 “Ambition” tour, Da Big Fella is the newest addition to Washington, D.C.’s dynamic company BOA, a joint venture between rapper Wale, entertainment entrepreneur Le’Greg Harrison and singer Tre from the go-go band UCB. Da Big Fella joins future Hip Hop icon Wale, the stellar Black Cobain and Tierra Thomas on their mission to impact the Hip Hop movement.

“I wanted to do something for the local community and reach out to DMV artist that had put in the work to get to the next level, including some artist that started before me, including our artist Da Big Fella” said Wale in a taped segment for the “WALE - "600 BENZ" DC mix in studio TRAILER [part 2]” which opens with an introduction by Da Big Fella.

Fatz’s first solo album, “Boss of My Power”, includes hits like “Built Like That”, “In My City” and “Dice-Gaterz”. His freshman album received 4 out of 5 stars in a review by 2 Sicc Reviews and pushed heavy units throughout the D.C. area. His second album, “Key to the City”, was released in late 2006, receiving rave reviews and outselling his previous album.

2012 brings Fatz into a new dimension of his music career, his first all original mixtape “Heart of a King” includes exclusive features by Wale and Black Cobain. Fatz is no stranger in his hometown of D.C. nor to the big stage, he featured prominently in Wale’s Ambition tour. Antoine Williams aka Fatz “Da Big Fella” has a tranquil yet energetic spirit that drives him to deliver breathtaking performances at every event or party at which he appears. Not only does he command the crowd by his physical presence, the deadly delivery of his lyrical missiles keeps the crowd leaning forward in anticipation of his next verbal assault surrounded by massive signature tracks.

The Board Administration and partner company Overdose Entertainment have created an organization where artists are encouraged to extend their talents and are given free reign over their creativity, which proved to be a perfect fit for the versatile Fatz. Team Big Fella has adopted the motto “No Days Off” meaning they are always working toward the next level of creativity and achievement.

More information on BOA is available at and Overdose Entertainment at Fans can get more information on Fatz “Da Big Fella” at his official BOA website.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Suge Knight Calls Out Rick Ross

Posted by in Word On The Street on April 21, 2012

Former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight had some less than flattering words for rap star Rick Ross this week when he called out the "Boss" for using an ex-drug kingpin's alias for his hip-hop moniker.
Asked for his opinion on Ricky Rozay's "Tupac Back" record, Knight unleashed a fury on the Miami native.

"I can't sit up here and say I'm bitter to Rick Ross, 'cus like anybody else, we don't know Rick Ross," Suge said. "That's a guy who uses somebody else's name. This guy comes from being a correctional officer. I don't got nothing negative [against him] personally, I just feel like he do do good music, and you can't take that from him. That boy got bars, he's gonna the same time, I feel like there's a line you cross, and Rick Ross crossed that line. If you're gonna be with guy [Diddy] who killed Tupac, you can't go turn around and do a record [called] 'Tupac Back'...Rick Ross is a grown a** n*gga. I'll beat the dog sh*t out of Rick Ross for manipulating these people out here." (93.5 KDay)

Last month, the platinum-selling rapper won a legal battle against Freeway Ricky Ross.

Rapper Rick Ross can keep his name, thanks to an L.A. County Superior Court judge who shut down a bid from former drug dealer "Freeway" Rick Ross who tried to hoard the name. "Freeway" Rick Ross had filed suit against the rapper, claiming ownership of the name. In fact, the rapper has strongly intimated in his songs his name was inspired by the drug dude. In the song "Hustlin" for example, Ross makes several references to large-scale drug dealing -- despite what Freeway says ... the rapper never dealt drugs in his life. But the judge today ruled "Freeway" Rick has no case, and threw the lawsuit out. (TMZ)

No stranger to getting dissed, ex-Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne previously went at Ross.

"The difference between me and everybody else, I was talking to Fat Joe the other day when he was like, 'Yo, it's entertainment,' and I was like, 'That's the difference between me and a former correction officer or any of these other dudes.' It's not entertainment for me. You dig? Whatever I give you, is me...[I'm definitely talking about] Rick Ross. Absolutely. He's the only officer I know that's a rapper. I don't know anybody else that used to be a cop that raps...Hip-Hop comes from the gutter, it's from the struggle, from the dudes that's in prison so for a dude that used to lock dudes in, for the dude that used to be like, 'Yo, on the wake up! You got a visit,' for that dude to turn into the biggest gangsta rapper is like shocking to me. I don't even understand that. That makes no sense to me..." (Superstar Radio)

Knight has remained in the headlines as of late through a publicized relationship with Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame.

"I ain't sign no partnership with Suge Knight ever in my life," the Bricksquad Monopoly general said. "Suge to me, he was just an OG in the game. If a guy go [and] express his feelings towards me and tell me what he like of me or the mistakes he made so I don't make the mistakes, why not listen to him? You feel what I'm saying? Just because you talk, holla at a person or eat a burger with a person, hang with a person for a day, don't mean they handling all of your business. They scared of that sh*t, though, so they gonna throw it in the media. They don't want it with a n*gga like Suge." (XXL Mag)

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chuck Brown "Godfather of Go-Go" Gone (RIP)

Written by: (ABC7)

Chuck Brown, 75, the legendary musician who is known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," passed away Wednesday, his daughter confirmed to ABC7's Sam Ford.

Brown's passing comes about a week after the Washington Post confirmed that the musician, considered the pioneer of Go-Go music, had been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Brown's 1970 hit, "Bustin' Loose," hit #1 on the MCA charts. The song was later sampled in the 2002 Nelly song, "Hot in Herre."

He had recently postponed numerous shows due to his failing health.

This is a developing story. More to come.

Friday, May 11, 2012


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Monday, May 7, 2012

Learn About Film Crews: Grips

Grips. Though they have a strange name, grips form the backbone of almost any video or film crew. Grips are responsible for tasks such as assembling and operating dollies and cranes, and they also work with the Director of Photography to create and modify the lighting for scenes.

Confusingly enough, grips do not actually touch the lights; that responsibility falls to the electrical department (though on smaller productions, the two departments may overlap). Grips do, however, modify the light through the placement of diffusers or gobos (gobos are anything that’s placed around or in front of a light to modify it).  Grips can increase the light on a subject by bouncing light off an object onto them; a common example is bouncing sunlight off a board or mirror. Conversely, grips can reduce the amount of light by using a flag or other barrier.

Grips are also responsible for setting up ladders and rigging for themselves and other members of the crew to move around on. This means grips have a large role in ensuring safety on a set.

Professional grips often belong to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. When it comes to specific productions, the grip department is broken down into several types of grips:

Key Grip: The Key Grip leads the grip department. He works most closely with the Director of Photography to set the lighting of a scene.  Once lighting is decided on, the Key Grip tells the other grips what to do.

Best Boy Grip: If the Key Grip is the head coach, the Best Boy is the general manager of the grip department. They take care of hiring and scheduling, as well as equipment management. Equipment management is a very important job, as lost or broken gear could result in lost hours or days. The Best Boy Grip may need to keep track of hundreds of pieces of gear on larger sets, and even smaller productions implement a daunting amount of gear.

Construction Grip: These grips are responsible for assembling and maintaining major set pieces, such as walls. They also take care of rigging on the set.

Dolly Grips: Like construction grips, dolly grips have a straightforward name. They put together and operate dollies. Dollies create movements like push-ins or pull-outs, a different effect than zooms. (Zooms are created by camera lenses and look less natural: human eyes can’t zoom). Dolly grips also operate cranes, which are needed for vertical camera movement.

3rd or company grip: These are the footsoldiers of the grip department. They perform general grip duties as directed by the Key Grip.

No matter their title, grips need a wide array of tools. Wrenches, screwdrivers and Allen wrenches are key parts of any grip’s arsenal. A multitool can cover many needs, and adjustable tools help save space and weight. A work knife or box cutter is useful, as are a level, clamps and a flashlight.

Grips also need gaffer’s tape, markers, and work gloves. A product called Dual Lock—it’s Velcro on one side and an adhesive on the other—can be used for mounting objects to a surface without damaging it.

It’s not quite clear where grips got their name—one theory is that it refers to their tool bags, while another claims that it came from the days when several men had to hold on to crank-powered cameras. Regardless, having a good team of grips makes any production go more smoothly.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tupac Comes Back To Perform At Coachella 2012!

The rapper... the legend... the icon... Tupac Shakur (2Pac) aka Makavelli comes to us in 2012 at Coachella Music Festival as a hologram to perform some of his great hits for fans!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Natalie Williams (Washington, D.C. Council Candidate) & Kenneth Flanagan (House of KAS) Sued? Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

Written By: 9 News Now ( & ABC 7 (

Natalie Williams, Washington, D.C. Council Candidate, Sued by Sharon and Tyrone Turner for Sexual Abuse of Teenage Daughter At Williams' Modeling Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The parents of a teenage girl have filed suit for sexual abuse against Natalie Williams, a candidate running for the D.C. Council, WTOP reports.

The parents say that their daughter was sexually abused while working for the candidate's modeling business in Prince George's County, according to WTOP.

Court documents indicate that Williams, a former press secretary to Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry, was a partner in Blitz Associates and House of KAS Collection. ( She is a candidate in Tuesday's Democratic primary, running to replace Barry on the Council.

The girl's parents, Sharon and Tyrone Turner, allege that over the course of several months in 2010, their 13-year-old daughter was sexually abused on numerous occasions at the modeling business.

Williams and her former partners, Kenneth Flanagan and Keosha Mitchell, are being sued for $1,000,000 in punitive damages by the girl's parents.

Flanagan, who uses the nickname KAS, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor to avoid a trial and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, according to his attorney Kevin McCants, WTOP reports Flanagan in 1995 pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to a murder in Montgomery County, according to McCants.

The Turners' lawsuit alleges that their daughter should have known about Flanagan's past and he should never have been left alone with a young girl.

Turner's daughter says it was common knowledge among other models that KAS had a criminal background, WTOP reports.

Williams is a former show producer at WUSA-TV 9.

On Monday night, Williams issued a statement:

"I would like to take just a moment to respond to the recent news stories that allege that a sexual abuse lawsuit has been filed against me personally and my business Blitz Associates. As of this writing, I have not received any official documentation regarding this matter, nor are there any official documents filed in Prince George's County or the District of Columbia to my knowledge.

Before I discuss the particulars of this matter, I would first like to acknowledge the thousands of residents in Ward 8 in which I have come to know and love over the years --- and today, have a desire to lead as their next City Councilwoman. I am completely saddened that such incomplete and factually incorrect information has been provided to members of the media by my detractors and a fellow council candidate. Additionally, as a former news journalist, I am also saddened that proper due diligence was not conducted and poor news judgment was made by the media before reporting on such a serious matter. Unfortunately, those members of the media who have opted to report this have aired on the side of sensationalism versus truths.

Over the years, my business has provided public relation/marketing services to an array of individuals and businesses which range in the fields of politics, non-profit, arts and entertainment, sports, and so forth. I have provided image development and crisis communication services to countless numbers of individuals who have faced challenges and adversities at some point in their personal lives and professional careers. I have used individual moral and professional judgment on which clients I have represented and the extent of my professional relationship with them- including our current Ward 8 councilman.

As it pertains to Mr. Kenneth Flanagan, owner of the House of KAS, I am in no way affiliated with him nor do I condone his past behaviors. I met Mr. Flanagan several years ago in a professional capacity in which he was in search of public relation services. I provided such professional services sporadically over the years. In 2010, a business opportunity presented itself at the National Harbor. Mr. Kenneth Flanagan contacted me to discuss a joint ownership of the House of KAS and public relations/marketing services towards the store's official grand opening. Discussions of joint ownership of the House of KAS were stalled due to our inability to reach satisfactory terms of an agreement. Furthermore, those discussions were later completely stopped upon learning of allegations of improper behavior with a minor facing Mr. Flanagan.

I want to make it very clear ... At no time, did I ever manage or work with the minor involved in Mr. Flanagan's legal matter. At no time, since its inception, has Mr. Flanagan been a partner in Blitz Associates. At no time, was I aware of Mr. Flanagan's prior criminal background. First, as a woman, and then as a mother of 10 year old daughter, I would never have knowingly allowed myself or anyone around me to be in danger or subjected to behaviors such as this. My personal and professional character and integrity is one that I hold very dear, and will not be compromised under any circumstances.

Tonight, I strongly encourage the residents of Ward 8 to not be distracted by those individuals who would prefer the status quo remain, or who enjoy the environment of mischief and negativity. Instead, I encourage you to rise above and remain focused on the future of Ward 8 and our collective need of new leadership and empowerment."

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rick Ross' Thug Life!?!?

According to TMZ, the man who many believe was once an officer and now rapper Rick Ross is to be questioned about a murder of a 40 year old man found dead on his Miami, Florida property. The body was found inside of one of the entrance gates to Ross' property. Police are not considering Ross a suspect at this time due to the fact that he was not home at the time of the murder but police are looking to find out if there is any connection and to find out what Ross may know about the incident since he is the owner of the property.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 Grammys, Superbowl, Whitney Houston's Death & More...

These are some of the hot topics of 2012 and it is only February... but are all of these events connected in some way?! Some would say no at first glance but if you take a closer look many would say that these events are all connected... the connection is the music industry!

How much power does the music industry really have? What is the truth behind the music industry? Many people have their opinions and ideas about the music industry but what do you think? We would like too refer you to an article that gives one of those opinions that could open your eyes about the music industry. Will we ever know the truth?