Two days ago, Thursday August 21, setting a new precedent Amalgam Digital teamed up with interactive broadcast company UStream, to broadcast three hours of Joe Budden’s final studio session for “Padded Room”. Fans had the opportunity to chat with Joe Budden online, ask him questions, and watch him respond live. After the Q & A, fans were able to watch Joe recording songs in the studio, putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated sophomore album “Padded Room” which will hit stores worldwide on Oct 28 2008 on the Amalgam Digital label. We have the video from that webcast below! Thanks to Andrea Longo at AMALGAM DIGITAL for sending this-
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Burn, Radio, Burn! Brooklyn's own, DJ DAVITO, drops one of the illest mixtapes full of authentic, non-corporate hip hop. Featuring New Songz from: GZA, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, CORMEGA, ROYCE THE 5'9, DOO WOP, SAIGON, O.C., CROOKED I, DJ JS 1, RAS KASS, TRAGEDY KHADAFFI, COMPLEX, KRS -ONE, PAPOOSE, CONSEQUENCE, TERMANOLOGY, SPEECH(ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), AKROBATIK, SAV KILLZ, MEYHEM LAUREN, DAV!SDOT, P.A., GORETEX(NON PHIXION) ,BIG LOU, COLDHEAT, NUT-RAGEOUS, DJ RED ALERT, KEV TURNER, BIG SINISTER, GRAND PUBA, BLAISE B, LSP, PMD, DETANE, BUSTA RHYMES, DIABOLICAL, BIG DADDY KANE, BLACK ATTACK, SHABAAM SAHDEEQ & Many Otherz
Featuring Production from:
Domingo, Scram Jones, Bronze Nazareth, Fizzy Womack, True Master, Big ES, DJ Snips, Anabolic, Fox Styles, DJ Incise, Team Demo, Thorotracks, Marco Polo & Many Otherz
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From Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter
Hip Hop entrepreneur P.Miller aka Percy Miller aka Master P is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television.
The network will provide "positive content for a black and brown culture," according to a company statement.
BBTV, set to launch in 2009, will be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, including drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children's educational and teen programming, as well as "responsible hip-hop music and videos."
BBTV advisory board members include Oscar winner Denzel Washington; Vault Load Films president Jim Finkl; NAACP executive director Vicangelo Bullock; NBA player Derek Anderson; cable industry veteran Prof. Sal Martino; hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc; entrepreneur Olatokunbo Betiku; and real estate mogul Curtis Oakes.
BBTV chairman and CEO Miller said he's had the vision for BBTV for several years.
"I believe that there is a market in our community for a new diverse network that provides a new brand of superior programming that caters to all aspects of television, from reality to original programming," he said.
The new channel is taking on the black-oriented cable channel BET. Production on BBTV's programs has begun in California, New York, Louisiana and Florida.
The cable channel is in the process of purchasing local cable channel affiliates across the country.
BBTV's programming in the works:
* "Sunset and Vine": Video show hosted by Vyshonn Miller and Brittany Phillips that will showcase the top hip-hop and R&B acts as well as play classic videos.
* "One Shot Comedy Show": Comedy show hosted by Gary Johnson (a.k.a. G-Thing) featuring established and upcoming comedians.
* "Gee Gee the Giraffe": Children's educational show (will air Saturday morning on BBTV Kids).
* "Manage Your Money": Featuring financially successful people lending tips to promote financial literacy.
* "Close to the Starz": A behind-the-scenes show that takes the viewers up close and personal to their favorite celebrities.
* "Karma TV Show": Bilingual soap opera with an African-American and Latino cast.
* "What's Cooking TV Show": Talk show that covers wide aspects of entertainment and current events while cooking healthy, budget-conscious meals.
* "The Black List Movies": Film showcase featuring classic and contemporary movies, as well as original BBTV productions.
* "Hip-Hop Garage Show": Saturday show that will play new and upcoming music.
Images courtesy of Mad Magazine
Mad Magazine is known for is humor and parody over the years and Barack Obama has not been spared. I actually love these images and they even provided the above "Knockout" image as a poster for download! Knock 'em dead Barry O!
Kool Dj Red Alert being honored at Harlem Week August 17th, 2008
"Hey Daddy, Stop Buggin'!"
Those of you who remember that shout from his son Little Red Alert signaled the impending boom bap that Red would throw down at the height of his run on 98.7 Kiss FM in NYC through the mid 80's to 90's. I first became exposed to Kool DJ Red Alert through the Zulu Beats show on NYC's WHBI (later WNWK) in the early 80's. Hosted by Afrika Islam ("Son Of Bambaataa None Hotter") this is where I first heard the style of DJing that Red has become famous for. Kool DJ Red Alert is recognized and respected worldwide as one of the founding fathers of Hip Hop music and culture. Red is considered an icon of contemporary DJs and a pioneer of the radio mix show format. Red began his career on commercial radio at 98.7 Kiss FM in October 1983. After eleven years, he moved down the dial to Hot 97 where he rocked for seven years. He then returned to 98.7 Kiss FM for two more years. In 2002 he switched over to Power 105.1. In 2007, Red Alert returned back to where it all started for him: 98.7 Kiss FM! To commemorate Kool DJ Red Alert's 25 years on the radio, many events have been planned, culminating with a special tribute celebration hosted by 98.7 Kiss FM to be held at the Izod Center in New York on November 21st, 2008.
Kool DJ Red Alert was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Music by Rolling Stone Magazine. He has been honored by the Rock and Roll hall Of Fame with his own exhibit. Uncle Red is also honored in the The Bronx Walk of Fame with a street named after him! He founded Violator Records and Management, now headed by Chris Lighty and will soon present new artists through his Red Alert Productions. We love Kool DJ Red Alert and wish him continued success and thank him for his contributions in shaping hip hop music.