Multi-Platinum Producer has a new position in the Music Industry, he has secured an A&R position with the 101 Distribution Label to spearhead their A&R Division. Dame Grease will have the signing power to sign indie projects directly to his 12th year Vacant Lot Brand, Vacant Lot Records, the #1 Indie Record Label in the Country. Grease ears are to the streets so therefore when he heard the hype surrounding NORE’s new single “Nutcracker” he jumped on the opportunity to sign Nore’s new smash radio hit to the label. Already exploding on the radio waves, the single will be supported by digital distribution on itunes,amazon and every digital store on the planet. Physical copies will also be available .
Grease is multi-tasking, currently he’s working on a 2Pac collaboration ,hint Max B Notorous Big. Aside from signing new indie projects, a slew of mixtape classics will be released through the new venture. These mixtapes are classics ,mixed,mastered and no DJ ,thru the imprint. Dame Grease says ” I Have returned back 2 the underground for some years now,to watch the next up and coming hit makers to come to the light,this will be a great oppertunity for them” Continue reading
The international urban music industry will yet again be making major breakthroughs in 2011. New Skool Rules, the biggest international Hip Hop and R&B conference in the world will be back in April next year. The global scene will yet again be represented on April 1st through 3rd, and once more make way for music professionals seeking to “network and exchange” in an absolutely unique setting and format.
The first edition of the New Skool Rules conference in 2009 had proven to be the ultimate international breeding ground for music professionals around the globe, reaching over 900 delegates from over 20 countries. Major as well as underground and indie contributors to the “urban” scene were represented, with delegates from; Def Jam, Universal, BET, VIBE, MTV (USA), Konvikt, Interscope, AllHipHop.com, WEA, Sony ATV, EMI Publishing, Warner Music and Talpa Music Publishing present. The 2009 event had proven to be a networking haven for established and upcoming professionals in the music industry where new business relationships were founded, talents scouted, and knowledge exchanged.
Rolls in as the
with Debut CD Release
Sacramento, CA – When Jimmy Crockett strolls in the room and starts to strummin’ keys and slanging grooves, it’s like he’s taking us on a ride in a vintage automobile and we are cruising ’round the highway bend. We can’t help but catch the vibe and just ride right along with him. Serving up an eclectic collection of silky vocals over tracks that deliciously blend jazz, rock and funk infused R&B, his debut release, “Cadillac Man” is a trunk full of gems, hearkening seventies sensibilities. He pleasures our old school memories with rhythms that recall Average White Band meets Steely Dan.
“Cadillac Man” is cool. It’s funky. And it’s groovin’!
Just who is this Jimmy Crockett, penning songs that melt hearts and stir souls with the sound of his voice and his laid back storytelling abilities? Simply put, Jimmy Crockett is a burgeoning lyrical “magician” and keyboardist with a voice as soothing as hot chocolate on an ice cold winter’s night. Recently nominated by the Northern California Chapter of the Black Music Association & Academy of America for an 8th Annual Sacramento “Sounds Of Soul Music” Award in the categories Best Male R&B Performer, Best New Artist, and Entertainer of the Year, it becomes apparent this Cadillac Man is just getting started!
Crockett began honing his vocal and songwriting skills in his youth, and wrote his “first real song” in high school. “I was always making up little melodies since I can remember. I started to add some words to my jingles when I was about 10,” reveals Crockett.
Attributing his musical interests to his mother, Crockett stated, “My mother always had music in our house; Nat King Cole, The Mills Brothers and Mahalia Jackson.” At just 12 years old, Crockett was compelled to take piano lessons being heavily influenced by his favorite musical wonder, Ramsey Lewis.
A compelling and authentic artist with a reputation for “telling it like it is,” Crockett’s inspiration for writing “Cadillac Man” came about during his brief stint as a gambler a few years ago. Captivated by gambler’s lives, Crockett (who has since retired from the profession) began writing about experiences that were close to home and his heart. His “Tie with Me,” “Bartender Lady,” “Policeman,” and “Betty’s Song,” are musical reflections of his past. With authentic lyrics and enchanting rhythms, Crockett’s incomparable musical perfection is further realized on the blues tinged track “She’s Still Comin’ Back,” the rockin’ “Cadillac Man” and the breezy “Fly Away.”
While Crockett writes all the songs, sings, and plays keys, he is joined by his band members Jerry Jennings on guitar, Nick Eble on bass, Jimmy Bagshaw on drums and Marcelled Maldonado serving up additional vocals.
Crockett hopes to continue to create music that will inspire and have a positive impact on his steadily rising global fan base. His core message is, “Do the right thing and be a good person.” Not bad advice coming from a “Cadillac Man” who’s been there and knows!
For more information about Jimmy Crockett and his upcoming performances, visit his MySpace page at http://www.Myspace.com/JimmyCrockettBand.
Cathedral Choir Raises Its Voice in Song to Celebrate
46th Anniversary of Elim International Fellowship
Anniversary Concert to be Held Sunday, July 25 at 4p.m.
The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra of Elim International Fellowship will hold a concert as part of the 46th anniversary celebration of the church known as the “Protestants Cathedral of Brooklyn.” The concert will be held Sunday, July 25 in the temple of Elim International Fellowship, 20 Madison Street (at the corner of Classon Avenue). Under the direction of Frank A. Haye, a distinguished musician and choral director, the choir and orchestra will perform an array of gospel, classical, and contemporary praise and worship songs. This free concert also will feature surprise guest artists. Continue reading
David E Beats, is nominated for two UMAs at the 8th Annual Underground Music Awards, in two categories “The Underground’s #1 Contender” and “Best Video” for his song “Maybe Tomorrow”. Described as the “biggest and brightest national award show for indie artists,” the Underground Music Awards will take place on Sunday, August 22nd at BB Kings in NYC. Continue reading