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Nas & Lauryn Hill To Perform In Australia – February, 2019

Lauryn Hill will be taking her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to Europe this winter. The artist has three confirmed dates in Australia: February 7th at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney; February 10th at the Riverstage in Brisbane; and February 13th at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.

On all the aforementioned shows Lauryn will be accompanied by hip-hop giant Nas.

MEET & GREET WITH ACTRESS / PRODUCER – MICHELLE DIBERNARDO @ Tri-State Meltdown at Infuse Marlton NJ 28th July 2018


Michelle DiBernardo will be at the Tri State Meltdown on 28th July 2018 in Marlton in New Jersey to meet and greet and party with us at Infuse.

Michelle DiBernardo is a lifestyle model, actress, portrait photographer, co-producer, director, director of photography, post production, certified makeup artist and a director of education for a well known acting/modeling school. She previously was a lead theatre advisor. Michelle has been acting and modeling since 12 years old. She currently holds her NYS teaching license for Acting/Modeling. She is represented by multiple agents across the US. She has played background in countless television shows such as: Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Hostages, I Just Want My Pants Back, The Leftovers, Smash, Unforgettable, etc. Michelle has also appeared on local print ads, billboards and commercials for Americu Credit Union. She has experience in voiceovers, commercials, runway, short films, feature films, music videos, theatre, promotional modeling and print.

Some of her most recent accomplishments are Co-Producing alongside of her business partner Tamara Reese, Directing, Director Of Photographer and Post Production for CJack Run Networks: Visionary Minds- Inspirational Woman Of Syracuse, Inspirational Men Of Color In Syracuse, Survivors & Broadway Comes To Syracuse: Disney Presents The Lion King, Visionary Minds Presents: Syracuse’ Stage’s Wizard of Oz. Lillith in “Lillith” for Mad Angel Films, Patrice in “Manners Matter”, Lisa in “Look Mom & Dad” all 3 were short films.  Nurse Joanee in “12 Days Of God”, Mina in “De Ja Vu” for Mad Angel Films, a Publicist and Behind The Scenes Photographer for “Priest-The Lost Son’s ” trailer, Sharon in Syracuse University’s short film “Dessert”, Makeup Artist for “Still Life With Family”, the Duchess in  Sage Cat Media’s “A.K.A. Alice”, Background in the Feature Film “Wolves”, Background in the Ron Pearlman’s Feature Film “Asher”,  Background in “Mountain” starring Jeff Goldblum, a Detective in “Da Citi” Feature Film, a Corporate Video for Otto Media, Supporting in Peppino’s commercial, Principal in Mooradian’s Furniture Commercial, Background in Fountainscape Commercial and Principal in “ I Love NY app” Commercial.

Michelle had trained with Robert Russell in 1 on 1 sessions for over a year. Currently she is on her 8th Screenwriting class with Jeremy Garelick. DiBernardo has taken an online Theatre and Globalization class. Other recent training she has recently taken are with Dennis “LA” White, Tom Logan and Ryan Glorioso.

Event Page for MEET & GREET WITH ACTRESS / PRODUCER – MICHELLE DIBERNARDO @ at 28th July 2018 >  https://www.facebook.com/events/190675181636092/ <<<


Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2 featuring Snoop Dogg in Detroit 21st Dec 2016



The Detroit Masonic Temple

500 Temple St, Detroit, Michigan 48201


Best Buds and 105.1 The Bounce Presents Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2. Wednesday Dec 21st at The Masonic Temple. Featuring:
Snoop Dogg, BONE Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, DJ QUIK, The Dogg Pound and Trick Trick!


This Wednesday-Friday, Bounce listeners can use the pre-sale code: BOUNCE to get their tickets before they go on sale to the public, Friday!




Tickets on sale to the public, 10 a.m. Friday Nov 4th
at Masonic box office and all Ticketmaster locations.

M. Night Shyamalan Is Bringing Back Tales From the Crypt


The iconic horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt is coming back to TV from one of our most polarizing filmmakers. M. Night Shyamalan will produce the reboot as part of new horror-centric block that’s coming to TNT. Shyamalan will curate the two-hour block’s combination of long and short form programming, with Tales from the Crypt being the centerpiece. “I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor,” Shyamalan said in a news release. “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales From the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I can’t wait to dive into.” Other shows are expected to be announced in the coming months. Though it began in other mediums, Tales from the Crypt became a household name when it ran from 1989 through 1996 on HBO. It had legions of fans who not only loved the show’s host, the Cryptkeeper, but its twisted tales of gore and fear.

Tales From The Crypt – “This’ll Kill Ya” (Full Length)

Babyface: the king of the love-song generation is back


I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. You’re Makin’ Me High by Toni Braxton.We’re Not Making Love No More by Dru Hill. You know when you’re listening to a Babyface song. He has been R ‘n’ B’s starriest lover since his second solo album, Tender Lover, in 1989, as the producer or artist behind some of pop’s biggest (and schmaltziest) songs — you’ve probably slow danced to them.

The list of artists he has written for reads like a dream Grammys guestlist: Madonna, Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, TLC and En Vogue among them. On the subject of Grammys, he won three consecutive producer of the year awards, from 1996 to 1998 — and he’s won 10 Grammys in total.

“His songwriting is incredible, it’s probably the most romantic music written in R ‘n’ B,” says Rob Pursey of the hip-hop DJ crew Southern Hospitality. “He made R ‘n’ B seem luxurious. R Kelly, Joe — everyone else followed on from that. There were tonnes of people that came in Babyface’s wake.”

“He’s the quiet-storm king,” says 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson, describing the genre that encompasses the tender side of R ‘n’ B. “He started a whole genre in America of late-night R ‘n’ B power ballads. Not everything he did was good, but the art of songwriting, the art of writing a ballad — he’s got it down pat.”

Now, eight years since his last studio album, Playlist, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is back with a new record, Return of the Tender Lover. And as the 90s R ‘n’ B revival continues, a new generation of fans has emerged. His music has seeped into the culture of R ‘n’ B, whether or not the people listening realise, and his style is once again informing the work of today’s producers. Not since the ’90s has his influence been so prominent: it’s seeped into housemusic (Secondcity’s club smash I Wanna Feel samples Braxton’s You’re Making Me High, for example) and has become entwined with hip hop as rappers take on R ‘n’ B singing. You only need to look at Frank Ocean, Drake or Miguel to hear Babyface 2.0. It’s also gone indie, with artists such as FKA twigs, Tinashe, Blood Orange and How to Dress Well nodding to his production.

“I think everyone is a Babyface fan, even if they don’t know it,” says 27-year-old electronic-music producer Jam City. “I grew up hearing all his songs on the radio and it’s only now I know that he wrote them all.”

For Tinashe, meanwhile, Babyface was a huge part of her childhood. “I was always hearing Babyface songs around the house. It captures a very special moment in time — his music reminds me of being young, discovering CDs and going through my parent’s music. Music doesn’t sound the same way any more.”

So how does Babyface himself feel about a bunch of hipsters taking his music in a new direction? “I think it’s great, they’re looking for things that feel good,” he tells me.

From behind his trademark black Wayfarer shades, Babyface is feeling reflective about his legacy. “Had I not had the success of the other things then I don’t know as an artist whether I would still be around,” he says of his enviable credits, in a voice that’s so feathery it’s almost a whisper. “You don’t hear about most people from this period any more — not because they’re not any good, but because you can only stay in the game so long before people move on.”

For his new music, however, the 56-year-old grew tired of being held hostage by trends. “Today in R ‘n’ B, maybe it’s hip hop/R ‘n’ B, there’s always a certain sound you’re supposed to do,” he says, referring to new styles such as trap. He refuses to be bound by the rules, so he’s been touting Return of the Tender Lover with the tagline “unapologetic R ‘n’ B” — truer to the classic style he knows rather than what he thinks he should be sounding like in 2015.

The fact that his new album references the album that laid down the Babyface blueprint feels poignant now people are rediscovering his sound. Today, however, the image of the tender lover has all but vanished in modern R ‘n’ B. Sentiment has been swapped for swagger.

In October, Ty Dolla $ign released the tune Solid, with Babyface on acoustic guitar and in the video. He’s another of those artists bridging R ‘n’ B and hip hop, although his usual lyrical style couldn’t be further from Babyface’s celebratory depiction of women. That gap is something Babyface acknowledges, respectfully. “The truth is he would be a great R ‘n’ B artist if he was singing about love in my traditional way — it would be amazing.”

Even so, he recognises that times have changed. “I think that is part of working with artists today — they wouldn’t say the words I would say,” he says. “It has to be their honesty. Kids today are not as innocent, love isn’t as innocent as it used to be. Sex isn’t, I should say. Love is, but not sex. It’s a different world, so that innocence has to be approached differently for younger artists.”

But even among those younger artists, the devotional aspect of Babyface’s songs is making a comeback. “There’s not much [romance] in modern R ‘n’ B, but it is returning,” says Pursey. “A record like Miguel’s [2011 track] Adorn was a beacon of light among a sea of ‘[expletive] that [expletive] and it was very Babyface inspired — [it had] that feeling of sentimentality.”

Tinashe agrees and says Babyface’s attitude feeds into her own songwriting. “For me, it’s about trying to bring back some of that sincerity to music, both in lyrical content and in the general vibe that you get when you listen to it.”

Nelson isn’t so sure that a young Babyface could exist today because R ‘n’ B isn’t the dominant pop-cultural force it once was. “The love-song generation still exists, it’s just elsewhere,” he says. “The days of Mariah, Toni, Whitney — those were huge artists and they felt that they needed to do R ‘n’ B to get their credentials. Those days might be over. It’s like saying Adele is going to turn around and do an R ‘n’ B tune.”

After all, over and above the songwriting skill, the Babyface sound is also expensive. “You don’t get those sounds from a plug-in on Logic, they have to played in big studios,” says Pursey. It’s why, for him, those attempting to emulate it often fall short of the real thing. “What people call ‘alternative R ‘n’ B’, it sounds like R ‘n’ B but it’s not because it doesn’t give you that feeling. It’s simulated R ‘n’ B, I can feel the buttons being pressed. But on a Babyface record I can’t, as there were no buttons being pressed.”

Still, the current trends in R ‘n’ B are proof there’s still a deep-down appetite for Babyface’s style of honesty and fist-to-forehead emotion. “You could view it as cheesy, but it connects with the world,” Pursey says. “The population can still handle schmaltz.”

Beats by Dre Party: Eminem, Ice Cube, Diddy, Method Man, Redman, Busta Rhymes, Nas and more

Beats by Dre Party Los Angeles’ Belasco Theatre


Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Diddy, Geto Boys, Method Man and Redman, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, Busta Rhymes, Mase, Scarface and Nas

Ice Cube – 10:57
Cypress Hill – 15:33
Geto Boys – 19:50
Souls of Mischief – 24:35
FatLip & Slim Kid 3 – 29:25
Redman and Method man – 34:20
Bone Thugs – 39:10
Nas – 44:10
Dr. Dre – 48:25
Puffy n Ma$e – 51:00
Busta Rhymes – 56:34
Eminem – 1:00:45

Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr Rap Battle with DJ Enuff Murda Mook & Loaded Lux


The Official Sport of Rap Battling releases the Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr Battle.. Madness, Madface, LOD, people almost died on stage… Who got it? Huh? Straight epic.. S/O to DJ Enuff, Steve Raze of ALLHIPHOP.COM, ALGIERZ, OOMBA.tv, AKG, OD of AHAT Mr. Cheeks, AZ, Fame of MOP, Tek of Smiff & Wesson, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Iron Solomon, DNA, K-Shine, Math Hoffa, Murda Mook, Loaded Lux, Smack, Charlie Clips, Big T, Peter Gunz, Scoop, Ralph McDaniels, Shampoo YNVS Nilson Martinez, Moe from LOYAL DYNASTY, Capital Gain, Dipset, Hitchcock from the A-Team, Sticky Fingerz, DJ Shuttle, and DJ Vlad for making this historical star studded night!!!!!

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