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Multi-Platinum Producer Dame Grease Joins 101 Distribution As A&R of Music Development

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

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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.

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Jimmy Crockett Rolls in as the “Cadillac Man” with Debut CD Release

Recording Artist
Jimmy Crockett
Rolls in as the
“Cadillac Man”
with Debut CD Release
Jimmy Crockett "Cadillac Man"

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.

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Meeting in the Ladies Room: Let’s Talk About Sex, Love and Relationships Co-Ed Panel

Just when you thought Blissful Elegance’s Meeting in the Ladies Room: Let’s Talk About Sex, Love and Relationships Panel this Saturday in NYC couldn’t get anymore interesting, it has!

Nestled in an amazing loft space with spectacular views of the Empire State Building, coupled with great conversation, cocktails, and food, Blissful Elegance Events is pleased to add the legendary Philadelphia soul group, Delfonics to their sex, love and relationship panel! The Delfonics, whose songs can be found sampled throughout countless Hip-Hop songs to date, are responsible for some of the most ingenious, melodic songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s such as “La-La (Means I Love You)”, “Didn’t I

(Blow Your Mind This Time)”, and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love). Who better to discuss love than some of the men who wrote, arranged and sung about the topic?

Along with the Delfonics, social director at BlackPlanet.com and The Industry Cosign co-founder and owner, Cedric “Big Ced” Thornton, who has added his writing expertise to highly acclaimed Hip-Hop media outlets such as The Source, AllHipHop.com and DaveyD.com, will deliver his widely respected “tell it like it is,” persona to the panel. Other panelists include Brooklyn born author and relationship expert, Tionna T. Smalls from VH1’s hit reality show, “What Chilli Wants,” author and educator ,Keith K.L. Belvin, MS Edu; Ms. New York Plus America 2010, Tiffany Braxton-Belvin; blogger and activist, Lynx Garcia ; Sex specialist LNP, Tanisha Jacobs; erotic toys and pleasure expert, The Professor; and Author and Hip-Hop artist, Super Nova Slom.

For Immediate Release, August 3, 2010

Hosted by Harlem’s own pastry chef, Danielle Moore of Annie Mae’s Cheesecakes & Moore this first co-ed Meeting in the Ladies Room: Let’s Talk About Sex, Love and Relationships event will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 7 PM at Avents Loft, 15 W 28th Street, Suite 10B, New York, NY.

And while guests mentally satisfying their love, sex and relationship appetites, Annie Mae’s Cheesecakes & Moore will serve up their infamous cheesecake shots. Guests will also be able to enjoy signature cocktail drinks and for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, Izze Sparkling Juice will be on hand with several drink variations.

For those who want to take what they learned to go, Pearls of Black will have all their personal pleasure items on sale for purchase. Catering will be provided by Dining with Grace. Product sponsor, La Bella Jouet, will also have an array of sensual goodies for sale and will raffle off adult prize packs during the panel.

Tickets are $30.00 for singles and $50.00 for couples. Advanced tickets to this one of a kind event can be purchased by logging on to: http://ltaspart2.eventbrite.com/?ref=esfb.

Tickets will be $50.00 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Divabetic, diabetes outreach for women.

For more information or press inquiries, please contact: Renee D. Jennings:


About Blissful Elegance Events: Meeting in the Ladies Room Series

Blissful Elegance Events, founded by Ms. Denise Best is proud to introduce the newest addition to the Blissful Elegance roster: Meeting in the Ladies Room; a series of savvy events that are produced for and by women! The goal of Meeting in the Ladies Room

(MITLR) is to foster sisterhood between the ladies that attend. These empowering, inspiring, and entertaining events give women an opportunity to network and share experiences. For more information on the Meeting in the Ladies Room series, please visit:


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Brooklyn’s Elim Cathedral Choir Raises Its Voice in Song to Celebrate 46th Anniversary on Sunday, July 25

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

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Xzibit and DJ
Skee Partner with Blue Microphones, Monster Cable & Indaba Music for
“Hurt Locker”
Remix Contest!

Grand Prize Winner to Receive
VIP Trip to L.A., Meet Xzibit & DJ Skee, Recording Session, Custom Blue
Microphone & Monster Prize Pack Worth More Than

Indaba Music, the top online
destination for music creation, along with Blue Microphones, DJ Skee and Monster
Cable, are proud to announce the Xzibit “Hurt Locker” Remix Contest.  The
hip-hop star is providing the track’s stems to his new single “Hurt Locker,” to
Indaba community members with the challenge to remix the song. Fans, fellow
artists and producers can now visit http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/xzibit-remix-contest
to remix the track from his
upcoming project, MMX, due out later this year.  The Grand Prize winner
will attend SKEETOX, which marks the kick off of Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip Music
Festival on August 25, record on Blue’s legendary Bottle mic, be filmed on
SkeeTV, receive a major Monster prize package and much

Submission for the “Hurt Locker”
Remix Contest will be accepted from June 29, 2010 through the deadline of July
27, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT. Voting will then be opened to the public until August
10, 2010. The grand prize winner will be chosen on August 13, 2010 by judges
Xzibit, DJ Skee and Indaba Music’s co-founder Mantis Evar.

The Grand Prize winner will

•    Airfare and two nights’ accommodations at the W Hotel
Los Angeles for the winner and guest for two nights to attend SKEETOX at the
World Famous Roxy Theatre

•    VIP meet & greet with DJ Skee and

•   A Blue microphone customized to their sound and a tour of Blue
Microphones studio headquarters, which will be filmed for Skee TV

•    A
recording session at Skee Music Studios to record winning verse on Blue’s
legendary Bottle microphone, along with an interview for Skee’s Radio

Step Into
X’s World!
X To Tha Z just launched his new official website! Make sure to stop by for the
latest  news, videos and all sorts of exclusive Xzibit stuff!! Go to Xzibit.com
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David E Beats Nominated For Two UMAs!!

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

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