Monthly Archives: November 2008

Who The F#*k Is B.o.B?!

B.o.B & DJ Scream Present: Who The F#*k Is B.o.B mixtape

B.o.B & DJ Scream Present: Who The F#*k Is B.o.B mixtape

Most people expect to receive gifts from others on their birthday.

Bobby Ray isn’t most people though. And that’s apparent on any one of his songs.

Instead of accepting gifts for his birthday, Bobby Ray a.k.a B.o.B wants to give you a gift.

B.o.B teamed up with DJ Scream to present the Who The F#*k Is B.o.B? mixtape which is available as a free download below.

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Social Networking & Blogging In Today’s Music Business

Ariel Publicity has just launched their Cyber PR Urban blog, as a service to aspiring artists & musicians in the urban music genre.

Cyber PR Urban’s Christina Duren, was kind enough to reach out to me for an interview for the launch.

Below is the transcript of the interview, in which we discussed social media, and how artists today can use social networks to their benefit:

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Music Bloggers Beware

As I was doing my blog rounds today, I came across a post on DJ Lissa Monét‘s blog, talking about a recent situation involving popular music blog, Palms Out Sounds.

As it turns out, Google‘s blog service, Blogger.com, has recently begun a campaign against all music blogs hosted on their servers posting new music.

Even if you’re not hosting the file yourself but just posting a link to a file hosted elsewhere, you can be effected:

Google, the IFPI & the RIAA have begun a campaign against all the music blogs hosted on blogger.com – especially high profile blogs, like Palms Out.

This first started a couple of months ago, but only hit Palms Out about a month ago.

Without warning, Google removed three old posts from the blog, and offered no explanation. They then followed by removing Remix Sunday 131, and 132- and offered a brief explanation. Keep in mind, there is no actual copyrighted content uploaded by Palms Out that is hosted on any of Google’s servers, only hyperlinks. 

For more read the full post over at Palms Out Sounds.

While you’re at it, if you’re hungry for some new music, I suggest checking out The Difference mixtape by DJ Lissa Monét & The Legends League.

Dreams Can Come True

Martin Luther King Jr. & Barack Obama - Dreams Can Come True

"The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams." - James Allen

Last night was a truly historic evening.

Most of us were overcome with so much emotion, it was and still is difficult to express our sentiments with words.

I recently discussed what Barack Obama represents for many of us; that he provides proof of the idea that we can do anything.

Although my post was quite brief, it inspired some great conversations with some friends, so I thought I’d delve a little further into the topic.

This has nothing to do with politics.

This is about having dreams, keeping faith and accomplishing goals.

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Rest In Peace Shakir Stewart

Today marks a truly unfortunate day, as Shakir Stewart has passed away.

Just earlier this year, Shakir was named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings. Prior to his promotion, he served as Senior VP of A&R at Def Jam since September 2006 and as VP of A&R the two years prior.

Shakir passed away earlier today as the result of a suicide. More details are available at the moment, however given the unfortunate nature of this situation, I choose to leave it at that and simply extend my prayers to his family, friends, colleagues and all those who have had the privilege of being around him.

The music business lost a great man.

Rest In Peace.

Off Topic: Montrealers Prank Call Sarah Palin

Montreal's The Justiciers Masqués (Masked Avengers), Marc-Antoine Audette and Sébastien Trudel prank call Sarah Palin

This is an off-topic blog post, but I gotta show some hometown love to my city and post this audio from The Masked Avengers, a comedic Montreal radio duo that is notorious for their prank calls.

Earlier today, they pulled off another major prank on none other than Sarah Palin.

Pretending to be French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, they threw a few things her way, like referring to the Canadian Prime Minister by the wrong name and congratulating her on her feature movie, “Who’s Nalin’ Palin” by adult entertainment empire, Hustler.

Needless to say, she didn’t catch on.

Below is the official press release (yes.. there is a press release for a prank call) as well as the audio of the prank:

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