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    Feb 4, 2006
    Illah aka "King of the County"

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    Big Ups to Illah Allah for a very successful album release party held out in Annapolis last night. I had a very good time and it's always good to see all of my Naptown representers. Thank you again for having me. Please make sure I get a copy of your video when you are done. I kno it is going to be hillarious. Some of the stuff you were saying on the mic had me rollin (i.e. "XO break"- loved the beat, Pimp!)
    Also, that "Pimpin on My Grind" beat is bananas.
    Please be on the look out for more developments from this camp.
    Don't fret.................. he'll be performing at Style Warz during the next couple of months. STAY TUNED!!!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 2/04/2006 04:19:00 PM   0 comments
    Feb 3, 2006
    Grown Folks like Hip Hop too!!!!
    Sorry this is so late....a sistah be busy!!!

    Monday January 30, 2006: Attended the Golden Seal sponsored Brown Sugar jump off at the Eden’s Lounge. If you haven't made it to the lounge you are really missing out on something special. The vibe is very nice and the decor is what many of these bougie ass clubs in Bmore were going for, but failed. Plus, its black owned....NUFF SAID. I had a very good time. The assembled talent gave us all a very good show…a very good show that actually started on time. LOL! I was on CP time for sure…as always LOL! I arrived at the venue as Brown F.I.S.H. was finishing up. Baltimore is such a small place. A sweat soaked familiar face made her way from the main room towards the entrance/main bar area where I was posted up with Kelly Connelly, Ms. Tris, Keebie and P-Funk. I did a double take and realized that she was one of my teachers in college and come to find out.....she is also OOH of B.F.’s mother…LOL! I am not gonna give you any more details cause I ain’t tryna put that man’s biz out there. That was such a welcome surprise. “Mom Dukes” was real cool as hell. She was the one that taught me during my freshman year that “no matter how smart you are…if you don’t come to class your ass will fail.” I got a C or a B in a class that I could have gotten an A. It was Freshman Orientation for goodness sake…LOL! After that….she and I were cool throughout my 5 years at Coppin. Speaking of Brown F.I.S.H......my gurl B. "its so hard 2 b" Fly (pictured) was in the spot giving away promo copies of her song "Cut N Paste" I love that song. Any woman (or man, for that matter) can relate to her sentiments. Next to hit the stage was jenaba…WOW! I had been hearing about this woman for some time and honestly don’t know how I missed her set so many times. Mama has been doing her thang thizzle for a min. She did not disappoint. The girl can sang!!!! In retrospect, I think I’d seen her picture on past “Ladies Verse” flyers (Big Ups to my fellow Aquarian, Olu Butterfli), but going into the show…I had no idea what to expect. I NEVER expected that much power from her voice. She is not to be slept on. She was all over the map with her musical selections. Even got the crowd in their bussin the happy feet when she lead everyone in a soulful rendition of “Follow Me”!!! If you grew up in the 90's like me....you know that was rockin!!!! Next to hit the stage was the incomparable Ogun!!! He even had a belt with his name on it. LOL! He took it way back on dat azz. I have seen Ogun perform numerous times in the past, but this was by far one of his best. Kariz ("my wild out" partna...LOL) and I acted a fool. If anyone saw a tall chick cutting up.....excuse me! You would think I don't get out much...LOL! The ladies of Golden Seal finised the show out with a real BANG!!! The scene has been missing these ladies for a min so there coming out party had to be something memorable. Unfortunately, so many other people were excited to.....I couldn't get any decent pics of them. Folk was literally huggin the stage. I want to thank the ladies for showing a sistah so much love and I look forward to building with you all in the future. Please check out there site....its under construction, but they have some nice pics on there. Also, if you google them you can find a City Paper article or 2 that written about them a while back.
    Peace and Blessing to all the other beautiful people in the place:

    Farrah (Promo Queen)

    Jill Henry & Friend (B Magazine)

    Karen (Graphic Gurl....holla @ her for that visual crack)

    I'll holla!

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 2/03/2006 04:52:00 PM   0 comments
    Lil Weezy aka Bird Man Jr. in B'More TONIGHT!!!
    Big Ups to my gurl, Tracye Stafford, this year's SYNERGY Tastemaker Award recipient!!!


    Live in Concert

    Friday, February 3 @ Hammerjacks

    Openers: Veli Smallz, Ray Victory and Gador

    Doors Open: 9:30 PM Show Starts: 12 AM
    No Timberlands, no black or white tees, no athletic wear.
    316 Guilford Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202
    More info: 410.944.2311
    Live broadcast by 92Q from 10PM-12AMS
    Fashion show by Katwalk and Downtown Locker Room
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 2/03/2006 01:08:00 PM   0 comments
    Jan 30, 2006
    Uncle Luke is suing 50
    Rapper sues 50 Cent over lyrics

    50 Cent won six prizes at December's Billboard AwardsRapper 50 Cent is being sued by the ex-frontman of rap group 2 Live Crew for allegedly stealing a line for his 2003 hit single In Da Club.

    Luther Campbell filed a claim at Miami Federal Court that 50 Cent used the opening line of Campbell's song It's Your Birthday, changing just one word.

    Campbell's lawyer said that in In Da Club, "Sheila" becomes "shorty" in the line "Go shorty, it's your birthday."
    50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was unavailable for comment.

    Campbell's song appeared on his 1994 solo album Still a Freak for Life.

    Unspecified damages

    The claim was filed on behalf of Lil' Joe Wein Music, which holds the copyright for It's Your Birthday.
    Campbell's lawyer Richard C Wolfe said: "It's the melody, it's the pace, the style - everything about that one line is the same."

    "We're entitled to a portion of the profits."

    The case also claims that Campbell's song I Like It, I love It can also be heard on the 2003 DVD 50 Cent - The New Breed.

    Campbell is seeking unspecified damages in addition to lawyers' fees and other legal costs.

    Wolfe won a $2.3m (£1.2m) judgment against Campbell in 1994 for another rapper who claimed Campbell withheld royalties.

    If Luke wins....this case would create a precident that would shake up hip hop like no other. Everyone would be getting sued. The slippery slope begins........WHAT DO YOU THINK??

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 1/30/2006 04:24:00 PM   1 comments
    DNA is proud to announce the release of *True Crime: Harm City Vol 5*


    Baltimore, MD -- 1/30/2005 – Acclaimed Baltimore-based DJ, DNA, is proud to announce the release of the newest installment of the Harm City Mix tape series, entitled *True Crime: Harm City Vol 5*.

    Recognized for the hugely successful *Street Wars* and *R&B Chronicles* collaborations with P-Cutta and his independent "Industry Xposure", *Sex Traxxx* and *Real Radio* releases, DNA is a widely respected name in the Mix tape DJ circuit. Consistently able to obtain exclusive freestyles and unreleased singles, it*s no wonder his mix tapes are continually named amongst the *most popular* by enthusiasts.

    Whereas past Harm City Mix tapes were peppered with Baltimore talent, Vol. 5 is almost exclusively a testament to the versatility of Baltimore’s burgeoning Hip Hop scene. Fans of the *raw and unfiltered* will love this CD. Hosted by Mr. Skinny *Stop Snitchin* Suge, the CD features exclusive commentary, original tracks from the Urban Suspex and Akira the Great as well as new material from C.O.M.P., BossMan, D.O.G., Skarr Akbar, Raheem Davaughn, Joe Budden, Jim Jones, Grafh, Chopper and Don Brody.

    The series is fast becoming a coveted promotional opportunity for Mid-Atlantic artists seeking to strengthen their fan base. DNA plans to use the Harm City brand as a vehicle to expose the hip-hop renaissance occurring in the region (MD, DC, VA, NC).

    *To be able to introduce the public to new artists has always been one of my goals. Mix tapes are oftentimes the public*s first introduction to a new artist. After years of pushing mix tapes in the streets, it is a great feeling [for me] to be in a position to offer artists from my hometown, as well as other untapped regions, the opportunity for national exposure* said DNA.

    The release of *True Crime: Harm City Vol. 5* is also significant because it will, for the first time, be distributed through the Down Town Locker Room and DTLR retailers. *The decision to utilize the distribution services of Downtown Locker Room and DTLR was a no brainer* according to DNA. *They’ve creatively woven music and fashion into the layout of their stores and overall marketing scope. We both feel that the product [the Mixtape] is representative of both of our missions.*

    As a special offer, the 1st 400 copies of Harm City vol. 5 includes an advance look at DNA’s upcoming DVD Mixtape Magazine *Industry Xposure*. The DVD focuses on the hottest signed and unsigned artists, as well as producers, executives, DJ’s, exotic cars and other topics of interest to urban markets. Features Young Jeezy, Game, Skillz, DJ Premier, Trey Songz, Grafh, Guru, Paul Wall and model Lizz Robins (King Magazine Model/Jet Magazine Beauty Of the Week).

    DNA: For more DNA related information please refer to

    Distinctions: Nominated for Best Mixtape Duo (with P-Cutta at the 8th Annual Justo Mixtape Awards 2004) and named Milestone Media’s Best Mixtape DJ of the Year (2005).

    Downtown Locker Room (DTLR): With locations throughout the Baltimore, Washington DC, North Carolina, Virginia, & Atlanta metropolitan areas, Downtown Locker Room has become the most recognizable retailer of urban apparel, footwear and urban music. For more information related to the DTLR or its parent company, Levtran Enterprises Inc, please refer to

    Note: DNA bio, pictures and promo copies of *True Crime: Harm City Vol. 5* are available for review upon request.

    Courtney Wheeler of SYNERGY
    *Bringing artists and media together in the spirit of cooperation*
    Media Liaison
    443-850-1134 (mobile)

    DNA of Roundtable/Rooftop Entertainment

    NOW available @ all DTLR locations

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 1/30/2006 02:20:00 PM   2 comments
    Dead Prez dropped
    DEAD PREZ INTERVIEW by allhiphop.com:
    Dropped from the plantation Fans have anxiously awaited an album release from internationally acclaimed rap duo, dead prez, for several, painful months. While it has already garnered stellar reviews sources at Columbia Records have revealed (off the record) that dead prez was no longer on its payroll. The group was allegedly dropped according to unofficial reports as a result of what was deemed "as poor projection of sales"

    The politically charged group's debut Let's Get Free, moved approximately 300,000 copies in the United States. Execs were apparently concerned about the upcoming project, despite already being completed.

    In an interview prior to the disappointing, but not surprising news, M-1 likens industry life to plantation life and explains why they "stic" with it.

    AllHipHop.com: when you and stic first started looking for a deal who did you reach out to and what was your experience?

    M-1: We had a few friends that gave us some names and numbers because in the beginning we didn't know all the names and titles of those people at the labels. Then we started calling people and going up in the offices like you need to see us. We approached Russell a few times up in the elevator and his words to us were. ' Y'all need to stop cursing so much.' Cause he knew?he knew we was cursing at the government. He could get with DMX but he couldn't get with us cause he knew our intentions were different. We tried to get with this lady at Columbia but at the time she took a little too long so we went to Steve Rifkin's office at Loud Records. They had a good rep in the streets.

    AllHipHop: What was your experience with Loud?

    M-1: We were on Loud for 6 years. Four of those years were spent without releasing our first album, Let's Get Free even though it was ready to go. We saw Big Pun come, we saw Wu-Tang come with albums, we saw a lot happen while we was just sittin. Then, Loud started going through a lot of changes with its distributors we were caught in the middle. Every time they switched distributors, our release date was pushed back. Because once the distribution changed, the partners changed and the company began a new relationship in dealing with the money exchange. Those distributors were the beneficiaries who bankrolled what would happen to Loud Records, the backers. How the checks got cut, new deadlines were set, everything would change each time. That's why it took four years until we finally saw Sony.

    AllHipHop: What happened when Loud finally folded?

    M-1: Once Loud became unable to keep up with Sony's high standard to put out the kind of records that it sells for the 40 million dollar per year entity that it is. I mean you really have to do a lot of platinum to keep up with that and Loud Records was not a powerhouse platinum label like a Def Jam. For the most part their artists had a cult following but they needed that attention paid but they wanted Mariah Careys. Eventually, that worked to the detriment of Loud because eventually their departments became swallowed up as they couldn't produce. Loud itself fell into Sony companies, dissolved it and sold it to different parts. That's how we ended up on Columbia.

    AllHipHop: Was that your choice? Did you have any say so?

    M-1: Oh hell no. Hell no. I would have been free. We tried to run from the plantation. We saw the plantation was burning down we was trying to escape in the middle of the night. Ol' dude was standing in the corner and snatched us up when we were trying to sneak into the woods and took us to the next plantation.

    AllHipHop: same shit different day, huh?

    M-1: That's my total analogy. For anybody that can't understand that I don't know how to get it through any clearer than that. We were sold like slaves in the middle of the night...
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 1/30/2006 12:32:00 PM   0 comments
    Tell me something I didn't know....

    Hip-hop stars give products street cred

    By KORTNEY STRINGER (I like that name...LOL!)

    These days, advertisers are giving entertainers lots to rap about, from Cadillac and Cristal to Mercedes and Moet.
    Hip-hopper Ludacris declared, "It's the knick-knack-patty-whack still riding Cadillacs" in Get Back.
    Singer Mariah Carey's It's Like That dance tune proclaimed, "I came to have a party open off the Bacardi."

    And in Trina's song featuring Kelly Rowland there's a reference to "poppin' all that Cris" Champagne.

    In all, top music artists gave more than 1,000 shout-outs to some of the world's largest and most recognizable brand names in 2005, according to the Brandstand study by San Francisco-based pop-culture strategy firm Agenda Inc. The list, available on www.agendainc.com/brand.html, has for the past three years tracked the number of times brands are mentioned in the lyrics of songs on Billboard's Top 20 list.

    Brandstand has become a popular — albeit non-scientific — way of measuring which brands and products have street cred with the urban market during a time when companies increasingly are seeking ways to capture the attention of consumers who've grown savvy about recognizing paid product placements. Companies don't typically pay the artists for product references in songs.

    "It really is a measure of the brands that are important in pop culture," said Lucian James, Agenda's president. "These are the brands that have for whatever reason created relevance that really resonates in pop culture. It's the brands people are using to define themselves right now."

    Brands that made Brandstand's Top 10 were DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz, Nike, General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac and Chevrolet brands, Volkswagen's Bentley, BMW's Rolls Royce, Hennessy cognac, Louis Vuitton fashions, Cristal Champagne and AK-47 rifles.

    Autos have been the most commonly name-dropped brands. No. 1 Mercedes-Benz has ranked among Brandstand's Top 3 each year, getting 100 mentions this year — 37% more than No. 2 Nike.

    "It speaks to Mercedes-Benz being a part of popular culture," said Geoff Day, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman, adding that the brand doesn't actively pursue such mentions, saying that would be "self-defeating, especially in hip-hop, it needs to be authentic and relevant." •
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 1/30/2006 12:01:00 PM   0 comments
    QOD 1/30/06
    "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American Minister and Civil Rights Leader
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 1/30/2006 10:26:00 AM   0 comments
    Jan 29, 2006
    P-Funk needs your help!!!!

    P-Funk, originally uploaded by synergizehiphop.

    We're accepting beat submissions for SUPER-StyleWarz.

    ANY & ALL PRODUCERS (spread the word) can participate in submitting beats.


    -SUBMIT AT LEAST 5 BUT UP TO 15 BEATS (on cd or email mp3s)

    -LIMIT TRACKS TO 1:30 IN LENGTH (if possible. if not, don't stress it)

    -NAME THE TRACKS (even if you call it "untitled #1")



    After the appropriate total number of beats have been selected for the competition, we'll name the selected producers & their tracks AT SUPER-StyleWarz for the MCs & spectators who may be interested.


    djpfunk@gmail.com (put "StyleWarz Beats" as the Subject line)

    Pete Lynch (DJ P-Funk)
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    Timonium, MD 21094

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 1/29/2006 09:16:00 PM   0 comments
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