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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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50 Cent & MTV Are Scared Of Me

Well, no. Not really.

If you recall, a few months ago I posted about 50 Cent‘s upcoming TV show, “Mogul In The Making”. Seeing that my blog is called Making The Mogul, it kinda… caught me… off guard.

I later posted about my intentions behind launching this blog and naming it Making The Mogul, and figured I’ll just see how it goes and if the similarity in names actually helps my site traffic.

It did for a while, especially during the casting calls, and my blog stayed at the top of any Google searches for “mogul in the making” and other varieties searching for the show. That was a welcome side-effect, but it got extremely annoying when my inbox would be continuously FLOODED with requests to be on the show (which confused the hell outta me before I even knew about the show).

Well, I just peeped the new trailer for 50’s show on Miss Info‘s blog, and it seems like they changed the name from Mogul In The Making to The Money & The Power.

Looks like SOMEONE thought twice after peeping this site right here lol.

Unlike previously rumored, the grand prize is not a scholarship, but rather a $100,000 investment towards the business idea of the winner. Makes more sense.

Here’s the trailer for 50 Cent’s upcoming reality show with MTV, “The Money & The Power”.

I’m looking forward to the show.

Alltop.com Makes My Life Easier

Living in the Information Age is no easy task.

There is so much information out there, and with how resourceful sites like Google and Wikipedia are, it’s not about what you know; it’s about how fast you can get to know it.

You simply can’t afford to not know what’s going on. Being informed is having power; having access.

Forget about waiting for opportunity to knock on your door. When you have the right information, you have the master key to open any door you want.

That’s why it’s vital to stay informed of what’s going on and having easy access to that information.

My father is the type who wakes up early, grabs the morning paper, and reads the entire thing front to back; regardless of whether it’s of interest to him or not.

That’s a great trait, but that’s not me.

I’ll still read the world news and current events, but overall, I’m the type who wants to know about certain topics of interest and wants to see a whole lot of it laid out in front of me.

Subscribing to RSS feeds are usually pretty good for that, but the main problem I have with that is finding enough sites whose feeds I can subscribe to, so that I can get my fix.

And what if I don’t have enough time to filter through the entire net for new ones? I don’t want to miss out on anything.

Luckily, I keep my ear tuned into the tech world and heard about a site called Alltop.com that answers that problem.

Alltop is a site that collects all the top stories from all the top sites on the net and groups them together into organized categories. But it’s not just the top sites that are displayed. They also feature other sites that show promise and would be of interest to people who need more than they find on the better known sites.

Think of it like Amazon‘s “If You Like This, You Might Like…” feature.

So, for example; if you’re looking for tips and articles to help you grow your blog, you’d go to blogging.alltop.com;or if you’re into new technology and gadgets, you’d go to gadgets.alltop.com.

Each of the categories or “alltopics” have a full and quick overview of all the recent headlines from the top sites in each category, plus a few promising upcomers.

I’ve been using the site since it first launched and have found it to be a really useful tool.

Like I said, I’m the kind of guy who wants a laid out summary of everything that’s going on and when I see something that catches my interest, I look more into it. That’s why I was pleased to find out about Alltop a few months back; it suits me perfectly.

Now if I can just find an assistant/intern who can offer me the same kind of service with work projects.

I’d highly recommend checking out Alltop.com and browsing through the categories to find what piques your interest. I have a couple of them bookmarked for daily reads.

As a matter of fact, makingthemogul.com was added to music.alltop.com and smallbusiness.alltop.com last night

Thanks Guy & Neenz!

Making The Mo… President?

WOW! I might be forced to change my line of work.

Apparently, I’m a little more popular than I thought. Check out the video and tell me if you think I should go for it or not.

What up Barack?!

(Watch at the end of the video. Even the elderly got my back.)

The Original "Mogul In The Making"

Making The Mogul / MTV & 50 Cent

A little while ago, I mentioned that I wrote a post on another site a while back, explaining my motivation for starting this blog and naming it makingthemogul.com.

Well, I found the post and am posting it here to share with you guys.

Dustin from Think2wice (Check it out. It’s one of my favourite spots to visit online.) asked “How Did You Come Up With The Name Of Your Blog?” to members of a Ning site called, The Urban Blogger.

This was my response:

I came up with the name of mine a few years back actually. When I started my first internship at a major label, Donald Trump and NBC had just launched the show, The Apprentice, and everybody used to joke around that I was “the real apprentice” due to my strong work ethic and never-lose attitude.

I always thought there should be a show that mixed The Apprentice with Making The Band. A show where people compete to make it in the business side of the music business.

We ended up getting one TV series that was almost amongst those lines, BET’s “Ultimate Hustler”. I say “almost” because the show didn’t seem to have a defined goal; if you win The Apprentice, you work for Donald Trump, if you win Making The Band, you get signed to Bad Boy, but if you won Ultimate Hustler, you won a car, a new wardrobe and I think some cash.

Didn’t make much sense to me.

We also had AOL’s web series, “Tha Biz”, which was more along the lines of what I wanted to see, but it was only aired online and didn’t receive much of an audience.

I figured if nobody else is giving me the content I want to see, then why not create it myself. I decided that a blog was the best format for me to deliver my story. I might incorporate video and other elements into the blog later on, but for now, the blog is my main platform.

So my blog is my version of the show/story that I always wanted to see – the journey of a young professional in the music business…..makingthemogul.com.

That’s what I posted on April 6, 2008.

Now, MTV & 50 Cent are launching the same concept with their new show, Mogul In The Making.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not hating. I’m actually looking forward to seeing the show. I’m sure there are hundreds, if not thousands, of us who have thought of the exact same concept.

It seemed really ironic that we’d have so many reality show concepts and yet it took this long to launch this one. I’m happy they’re finally doing it though, although I just hope it’s executed up to the standards I always envisioned a show like this being.

Personally, I think it would’ve made more sense to have someone else rather than 50 do the show. Again, don’t get me wrong; 50’s definitely been doing his thing and has been making millions upon millions doing it; but we all know him firstly as a rapper, and as someone who’s name only became relevant within the past few years. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ came out in 2003. That’s only 5 years ago.

Like a true mogul, 50 is certainly proving to be successful in multiple avenues, however I would have like to see MTV partner up with someone whose history and success spans a longer timeframe. Somebody like Russell Simmons, Chris Lighty, Steve Rifkind, Jimmy Iovine, Steve Stoute, Lyor Cohen, L.A Reid, Jermaine Dupri, Jay Z or even expand the Making The Band franchise and have Diddy do it.

These are all people who’ve been breaking all kinds of records and making historic movements since before the new millennium.

As a fan and viewer, those are the people I’d like to see the show air with, but as a decision-maker, I agree that 50 Cent will achieve higher ratings than most of the people on my list; especially since most of them are not entertainers themselves and don’t have the massive fanbase as does an entertainer like 50.

Anyhow, like I said, I just hope the show ends up living up the expectations. (I also hope they end up helping my web traffic rankings rather than killing it!)

Asher Roth, Don Cannon & DJ Drama Present: The Greenhouse Effect

After an interesting night of dealing with last minute fixes to get the download page working properly; “The Greenhouse Effect” is HERE!

Most of you already know that I’ve been eagerly awaiting to share the music of Asher Roth with y’all for a minute. Well, the mixtape is finally here and it’s bananas!

Make sure so check out “Roth Boys”… and “Sun God Freestyle”… and “The Lounge”… and “Dey Know”… and “Cartoon Chick”… and… man, just check the whole damn thing out!

Click on the image below or go to http://www.thedailykush.com to download the mixtape for free.

MTV & 50 Cent Are Stalking Me And Other Updates

I just wanted to drop you guys a quick line to update you on a few things and fill you in on this MTV & 50 Cent situation:

MTV & 50 Cent Are Stalking Me!

Finally all those random emails and messages I’ve been getting about casting calls makes sense.

Turns out, MTV and 50 Cent are doing a new show called “Mogul In The Making”. But a lot of people seem to be confused, so let me officially say, I am in no way involved with MTV and 50 Cent’s “Mogul In The Making” show.

The concept of their show is pretty much the same as the original concept for MakingTheMogul.com. When launching this site, I decided to launch as a blog since it’s a more feasible approach than video for me to share my journey.

I actually wrote a quick explanation about what motivated me to launch this blog on another site a little while back. I’ll find the exact post and paste it here soon.

It just vexes me that I almost registered that domain also (just for safekeeping), but decided against it. I even have a category on here titled, “Mogul In The Making”.

Ah well… gotta keep it moving!

Pssst… 50… Judy. Scrap the auditions. Holler at me and we’ll do it up EdTV style.

Free Kush on Friday the 13th

I’m hyped up for next Friday, June 13th, 2008. That day marks a very important day in the history of hip-hop. It marks the release of…

Asher Roth‘s new mixtape, The Greenhouse Effect, with DJ Drama & Don Cannon.

This mixtape is going to be bananas! And it’s true what they say, the best things in life are free.

To get the free download of Asher Roth‘s “The Greenhouse Effect” on June 13th, make sure to check out http://thedailykush.com.

On The Hunt For A Rebound

I’ve finally had it with my computer. If it freezes, automatically reboots or overheats once more (which it does for no reason and comes with a LOUD siren noise), I will send this useless thing flying out the window to be ran over by a city bus.

This computer acts like my ex-girlfriend; it’s always heated, very unpredictable in its actions, never stops yelling, and rarely acts right when I need it to most.

After 3 years of trying to make it work, I’m done.

A lot of people have been suggesting a MacBook but I’ve also been getting a ton of suggestions about a few PC laptops like the IBM Thinkpad series and the Toshiba Satellite series.

What do you suggest?

I need a solution fast, before I break my foot kicking my current tower… again.

I Will Reply Soon!

Thank you to everyone who emailed me in response to the “Mogul’s Network” post. Things have been really crazy recently (I’ll fill you in soon enough), but I promise to reply to everyone who’s contacted me.

That’s it for now.

Bless.

2008 Stylus DJ Awards – The MTL Party

2008 Stylus DJ Awards

The Justo Mixtape Awards went down about 2 weeks back and now, we have another event for the DJs coming up – the Stylus DJ Awards. (Shoutout to my bwoy DJ Hotsauce for winning Best International DJ for the second year in a row at the Justos!)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Stylus DJ Awards, it’s an event held every year to acknowledge the urban DJs throughout Canada.

That’s right – I said Canada.

Some people refer to it the Canadian version of the Justos, but I’ve never been to the Justos, so I can’t really tell you what the similarities or differences between the two may be.

This year’s awards are going down in Toronto at the end of this month, but I reached through to the Montreal Nominees Party this past Friday, to see what was going down and enjoy the great company of some of the city’s best DJs. Congratulations to DJ Quest for winning the Fan Choice Award for the Montreal DJ of the Year!

Also, big shoutouts to the other nominees who are all, undoubtedly, putting in an active effort to push the MTL scene: Don SmoothKwite SaneLittle ThunderSkratch Bastid and Team Canada.

Below are a few pics from the event for your viewing pleasure. (Yes, that’s me in my b-boy stance in one of the pics.)

Thanks to Jesse Walker for the pics.

Find out more about the Stylus DJ Awards here

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