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    Apr 13, 2006
    Keep YA Head up Ogun!!!
    IMO Albert Einstein said it best!
    "Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
    REAL TALK!!!! You are one of the most stand up people I know.
    (not just men)
    I hope this song proves as motivating for you as it has been for me
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/13/2006 01:41:00 PM   1 comments
    Apr 12, 2006
    Are ringtones part of YOUR marketing plan?
    I was on one of my fact finding missions and discovered that Billboard keeps track of National Ringtones sales. Very few, if any, Baltimore artists have explored this very effective and potentially lucrative marketing tool.
    Instead of thinking it's sooooo slick that your favorite artist or song is on the list.....try to find out what you have to do to get your name or song listed. Its amazing what you find out when you start with the end in mind.
    This Week's Hot Ringtones:
    Top 1-5 (listed below)
    Top 6-40
    This Wk
    Last Wk
    Artist Name
    Wks On
    Imprint Catalog No. Distributing Label

    Wks On
    New Sound/Purple Ribbon Virgin
    Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp Grillz
    Wks On
    Derrty/Fo' Reel Universal Motown
    So Sick

    Wks On
    Def Jam IDJMG
    Koji Kondo
    Super Mario Brothers Theme

    Wks On
    Sean Paul

    Wks On
    VP Atlantic

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/12/2006 05:03:00 PM   1 comments
    Just Givin U a Heads Up!
    Brown Sugar II is this FRIDAY!!!
    Contact GS if you are intested in attending. A LIMITED number of passes are still available.


    M.O.L. presents
    Gangsta and Glamour
    Hosted by C Love and Baby Beast (of M.O.L.)
    Album Release for Top of the Hill Records & Spring Fashion Show
    featuring songs from:
    Fire Arms, Gata Shice, Lace, Notty Head, H20, Baby Beast and more........
    Special Invited Guests:
    Tha Plague
    April 21st
    5 Seasons Restaurant & Lounge
    830 N. Guilford Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    9 - 2 am
    For more information:
    410-908-2714 (Bunnie)
    443-857-0567 (Tim)

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/12/2006 03:32:00 PM   0 comments
    Apr 11, 2006
    Killa Season
    ".........For a couple of months after college, I was a furniture salesman at a ghetto-ass East Baltimore discount furniture store, the sort of place that advertises $5 mattresses and accepts Independence Cards and does brisk business on the first of the month. One of the items we offered was the coffee table in Hell Rell's apartment, which I thought was pretty funny..........."
    Never knew Cam lived here before*.....WOW! Check out the rest of the Village Voice article. I am becoming more convinced that his "Jay tizzy fit" was a publicity stunt. Killa Season is on!

    Is this issue being blown out of proportion to you or is it just me? They are inadvertantly adding the phrase to America's collective vocabulary by continually talking about it. I found like 6 articles on this topic this morning alone. USA Today examines whether the black community is divided over STOP SNITCHIN? Rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy seems to think so..........
    "...The term 'snitch' was best applied to those that ratted revolutionaries like Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Che Guevara..........." (read on) I think the article was well written and thought provoking.

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    Very cool Cam'ron portrait by Grant Siedlecki
    * & he NEVER did...LOL! I misread the article. Thanks, Al. Reading IS fundamental.
    Buuuuuuuut..........it still don't change the fact that I'm glad I made all of you look! I know.... I am such a mz. smarty pants! PEACE
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/11/2006 03:50:00 PM   2 comments
    New book about Baltimore Hip Hop
    Cash Rules is a tale about three best friends from Baltimore City who have big plans to make it in the rap world. Takeisha, Latrell, and Danita are three around the way girls who spend their teenage years in the streets of Baltimore City chasing the fast life that’s filled with hustlas, money, expensive cars, and pure uncut drama. They see becoming the next superstar rap group as their way to make it outta the hood. As a result, they sharpen up their lyrical skills and form a gangsta rap group called The KS (Killin’em Softly) Crew. They derive the name of the group from their sexy cover girl looks and hard core rhyme style. After hooking up with Scar, another up and coming Baltimore rapper, big time drug dealer, and Takeisha’s boyfriend, they are given an opportunity to become major stars in the music industry. However, after Scar and Takeisha break up and he winds up in jail on a trumped up charge, the girls are left to fend for themselves. They hook up with a group of producers from New York City, named The Smith Brothers, and land a record deal with Cash Rules Records. The book chronicles their rise to the top of the rap world and the struggles they endure along the path of fame and fortune. It details the pitfalls that lie along the road and shows how the trappings of success threaten to tear the very fiber of their lifelong friendship with each other apart as demons from their past come back to haunt them.
    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/11/2006 03:26:00 PM   0 comments
    Passing along some info.
    OPENING ACTS NEEDED - ($300 - $2500 PER NIGHT)
    Prominent booking agent has several contracts to fill for local, national and international tours. We need opening acts for various genres. The pay is from $300 to $2,500 per person, per night depending on performer/band. Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided.
    To be considered forward your EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and contact information and best time to reach you to
    If EPK is not available forward:
    1. Contact Information2. Name of Band/Performer3. Link to where your music can be heard 4. Short description of who you are (bio), past performances, previous tour dates (if any), approximate size of your fan base and best time to reach you for a phone interview.
    This information should be e-mailed to
    April 15th and 16th, 2006 @ Coppin State University
    Uplifting Minds II is a National Talent Event that has not only resulted in record deals, but extensive knowledge and contacts in the entertainment industry. Get to mingle with the A&R Reps and Talent Agents that can get you to the top. Hear about what they think about you on the spot. No gimmicks, it's all real!!! Past celebrity guest have been Mathew Knowles (Destiny's Child), MC Lyte, Kel Mitchell, and many many more. And those are just the ones we invite!! Labels like Def Jam and Sony has sent scouts to our events looking for new talent. Uplifting Minds II is a Nationally renowned Talent Competition and Entertainment Seminar event. Best known as the event that bring the big name executives to local urban neighborhoods, Uplifting Minds II is not only recommended by past participants, but by some of the industry big successes who recommend it as a good place to start. Already, it's roster of success stories is extensive. Will your name be added? Check us out at www.upliftingminds2.com or call 1-866-366-2160
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/11/2006 11:37:00 AM   0 comments
    Apr 10, 2006
    Accepting Submissions.....

    Calling all MCs, Singers (urban), Comedians, Public Speakers, Griots, Poets, Baby Mamas, etc. that have something to say!

    8 available slots are LEFT for C. Love's first MIXTAPE


    "Baltimore is NEXT”
    – Not the actual title, but you get the idea.



    ONLY the BEST of the BEST will be selected.
    You will be featured along side all of the hottest MCs and producers in the Baltimore area.
    The CD will be marketed and promoted by C Love. The CD will be placed in the hands of decision makers.
    The CD will be marketed and promoted outside of the region.
    There are no costs associated with appearing on this CD (unless you wish to purchase the finished product wholesale)

    We ask that everyone send NO more than 1 song. The first song on the CD will be reviewed. If the selection panel is feeling your song and thinks that it will enhance the vibe of the album, you will be contacted.
    Original material is preferred. Acapellas are acceptable.
    1 Clearly labeled CD (Submit your VERY best material ONLY. ONLY submissions with the highest level of marketability will be selected for the first CD)
    1 submission per person/group/label. If you are part of a crew, submit a group song if you want to better your chances of being featured. Only one person/group per label will be featured unless contacted directly.

    Must represent Baltimore or be part of Baltimore’s musical renaissance.

    Submit music YESTERDAY. Deadline 4-28-06.

    If interested:
    mrnance@tmail.com (General questions and concerns - ONLY)
    juannance@yahoo.com (send MP3s)

    Unique sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Mr. Nance for more information.

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/10/2006 05:01:00 PM   0 comments
    Register for the BMore Flava Talent Showcase- TODAY!!!

    With featured performers Miss Stress, Ab Rock and Toyia! & the top 3 acts from BMore Flava Part I including Sunz of N.A.T. and the 100 Boyz ...This is a show that YOU want to be part of.....WOW!!
    Message from BMore Flava Organizers:
    Greetings perspective participants;
    As you know, music opens eyes, doors, minds and hearts. Music allows for expression, healing and self discovery. As you will soon discover, Punk-Hop-N-B Difrint is an organization focused and dedicated to the uplifting of charm citys flourishing music community.
    On Friday, June 30th, 2006, at the 5 Seasons night club, Punk-Hop-N-B Difrint will be hosting the BMore Flava: Talent Showcase & After Party, an event that will unite R&B, Gospel, Hip Hop, and Spoken Word. This event will allow aspiring and unsigned artist in the Baltimore area the opportunity to be heard and network.
    As a participant in this event:
    You are guaranteed exposure amongst your peers; as well an opportunity to win prizes that could help further your career in your respective genre.
    As the winner of the event:
    You will receive the ultimate prize package that covers the essentials to creating a buzz in the local and national industry.
    The winner will receive: An opportunity to choose four tracks from Top Notch Productions, Washington DCs premier beat maker, huge catalog of hip hop, jazz, and R&B beats.
    A four hour studio package from Seeker A R, one of the premier recording and engineering facilities in Baltimore.
    $100.00 cash to cover small expenditures related to the recording of your project
    A dynamic CD cover from Punk-Hop-N-B Difrint A dynamic poster sized copy of your CD cover
    The runner up of this event you will receive: A track from Rawtech Productions, one of Baltimores premier producers and engineers
    How will this event be judged?
    The BMore Flava: Talent Showcase & After Party will be judged by some of Baltimores top music industry personalities in terms of talent; a natural, special and often creative or artistic aptitude, creativity; having the quality of something unique not imitated, and charisma; a special, magnetic charm or appeal. Audience participation is also a factor, so be sure to bring your friends and family. Each contestant will have 4 to 5 minutes to perform (Note anything over 5 minutes is subject to penalties against the performer). Each contestant will be ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 in each of the three categories, with the audience participation counting as additional bonus points. The artist with the most points wins. The top 3 contestants will also receive a trophy/certificate, and in the event of a tie, the audience will choose. Once again, bring a friend.
    Is there an entry fee?
    There is a non refundable entry fee of $20.00 that must be paid in full before your spot in the showcase is secured. The entry fee covers the admission of up to 4 performers. These performers must be on stage or they will be asked to leave the show. Any group compromising more that 4 members must pay the $10.00 for each additional member. In order to promote variety, there will be a limit placed on the amount of rappers, singers, poets, etc. allowed to compete. First come, first serve of course.
    *General admission to this event for spectators will be $10.00, to be paid upon entry of the club.
    How do I make payment to secure my spot in the hottest talent showcase in the city?
    Simply contact TazjoneZ at (443) 392-4232, or at email account listed. Arrangements will be made at your convience.
    Once again, thank you for you considering participation in the BMore Flava: Talent Showcase & After Party, and good luck.
    Sincerely, TazjoneZ, Punk-Hop-N-B Difrint http://www.myspace.com/theunstoppablenuklehidz
    & after you holla at him....holla @ C...... www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/10/2006 04:59:00 PM   0 comments
    Life is chess, not checkers!!!!
    Yesterday, I visited the F.I.S.H.bowl and Jahiti directed me towards a passage in the book "48 Laws of Power". I have to mention, Jah is an Aquarian (like me) so when the brotha indicated that he wanted me to read something....I knew it would be SUPER profound. That's how we gets down! I can't tell you the law he pointed out b/c by revealing the law .....I'd be giving you some of my power &............. we hella sure can't have that...LOL! Hint: Its not one of the ones listed below. he he! Thanks Jah....you've helped me in more ways than one.

    I'd been hearing about this book forever....so now Im puttin you down with it too. Cop it ASAP. Sometimes inspiration comes from the least expected places. A friend shared this jewel with me & now its only right that I do so for you............

    Here is a lil excerpt to wet your whistle:

    The 48 Laws of Power
    by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers

    Law 1
    Never Outshine the Master
    Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.
    Law 2
    Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
    Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.
    Law 3
    Conceal your Intentions
    Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.
    Law 4
    Always Say Less than Necessary
    When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
    Law 5
    So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life
    Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your reputation unassailable. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen. Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations. Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/10/2006 03:48:00 PM   2 comments
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