21ST STREET ENTERTAINMENT – ITS COLD AT THE TOP (Mixtape)
1.Welcome 2 Minnesota
2.24 bars of thunder
4.Fuss And Fight
5.yall aint fuckin with me
6.All I want
8.Beat It up
13.Why Do you
15.1 hell of a night
16.Where is the Gun
17.Goin for the gold
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CTE World presents the street smash “Real Niggaz” (In Studio Performance) Young Jeezy, Tone Trump, Freddie Gibbs, & JW prod by Kane Beatz. New Mixtape “Its Tha World” is out now #ItsThaWorld!
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Run to the Beat powered by Nike + brings the music festival atmosphere to runners at the O2 Arena
The sea of yellow t-shirt clad runners brightened the day at The 02 Arena for London’s only music half marathon – Run to the Beat powered by Nike+. 18,500 runners wrapped up against the cold and were rewarded with music from over 30 of today’s best music acts including DJ Fresh, Reggie Yates and Jameela Jamil.
Yates kick-started the event and got runners jumping with motivational music tracks and shout outs to the crowd as they set off on the 13.1 mile course. The DJ, who played at the event for the second year running, was thrilled to be involved.
He said, “It’s fantastic to be back at Run to the Beat powered by Nike+, it’s such a privilege to be here and motivate fellow runners as they head off on the course. It’s the atmosphere that makes this event so special, with the music around the course and beat pushing people forward.“
Runners experienced the full party atmosphere at each mile of the Docklands course – which stretches out to Woolwich, through scenic Greenwich Park and back to the O2 Arena – with sounds from the best in Urban, R’n’B, House, Hip Hop and Dancehall music. DJ’s who kept the beat going for the runners included Nihal, Bobby Friction, Ras Kwame, Panjabi Hit Squad, Jaymo & Andy George, Jean Genie, Edit/Select (DJ Set), Ben Osborne, Dan Price, Hutch, DJ Scar, Drumline, Rhythms of the City, Boy Cloud Kid, Steven Howells, and The Other Tribe, all provided in conjunction with the event’s musical partner, City Showcase.
Headline act DJ Fresh, one of the world’s most influential producers in drum & bass, rounded off the festival vibe bringing the runners home as they pushed their personal best across the finish line. DJ Fresh also known as Dan Stein, is leading the new wave of British dance artists who are spearheading ‘generation bass’. With two No.1 singles, two sold out UK live tours and over 1.5 million sales, Fresh is at the vanguard of the biggest youth music explosion in two decades.
Following his set, DJ Fresh said, “I absolutely loved it, I had so much fun. I realised when I saw all the people coming back from the run that this is my kind of crowd, people with mad energy who love dancing, music and running.”
DJ Fresh, Reggie Yates, Jameela Jamil and other DJs who performed on race day took part in an exclusive Nike+ FuelBand contest. DJs Plasticthumbs earned the most NikeFuel with 8958 by mixing it up and cheering on the crowd and so was crowned NikeFuel Champion for making it count on race day.
DJ Fresh, who is also a keen runner, added, “I use to swim a lot but I couldn’t find a pool near my house so I starting running instead and found that I really enjoyed it. I live in the country and love running outside with the fresh air and scenery. You really feel your progress when you run outside which is so much better than a treadmill.”
“Personally, I couldn’t run without music, it drives me further and adds a positive vibe to my exercise. Run to the Beat powered by Nike+ just makes so much sense, I can really relate to sport and music together, it just goes hand in hand.”
Amongst the runners who took part was Norman Cook, aka Fat Boy Slim, and Jules Oliver, wife to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who joined the thousands of supporters lining the 13.1 mile route.
Upon finishing his set Reggie Yates said, “If you’re thinking about doing next year and haven’t done anything about it yet, sort it out – the event is amazing!”
To register for next year, visit http://www.runtothebeat.co.uk
To see highlights from last year’s event youtube.com/TheRuntotheBeat
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Long Island’s Gator Young introduces himself to the world with “I’m Free.” Produced by Kasual Kas for Queeny Entertainment, Gator shows and proves that he’s not the only talented emcee that doubles as a singer/songwriter. “And all of my friends say, the weak all around me man – Wednesday/ Like I was in the middle, but now I can’t say, makes sense, pennies for bills with Ben’s face…” “I’m Free” is available for free download.
IKLA Radio Presents – Internationally Known Locally Accepted -Available Online NOW
Internationally Known Locally Accepted Vol. 1 mixed by DJ Dirty Ice featuring artists from the DMV, South Africa and Amsterdam. Check out new music from Omar Retnu, Heron Gibran and Asheru (Unspoken Heard/Boondocks), South Africa’s own HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) and Big Boy Caprice from Amsterdam.
MIXTAPE: Various Artists – IKLA Radio Vol.1:
MUSIC VIDEO: Hu-Ron (Omar Retnuh & Heron Gibran) – Who Can Rap feat. Asheru
“Making music is as natural to me as breathing. It’s the result of realizing my true self,” says the multi-talented 5ive Star. The gifted vocalist, songwriter and lyricist is on the verge of mainstream success. Raised in South Florida but born in Cali, 5ive Star delivers hardcore grit with crossover appeal, destined to penetrate the music industry with his innovative and fresh sound. Only 25, he is an artist that defies labels, refuses to conform to clichés and set to wow the world.
His humble beginnings began in South Florida, first gaining notoriety as a spoken-word artist for major franchises such as Nike and McDonalds. He captivated audiences with introspective lyrics and memorable performances. 5ive managed to give Nike and McDonald’s some soul.
But 5ive’s true calling was music, picking up inspiration in every corner of America, a testament to his diverse upbringing. In his sound, you hear the rock and soul of Prince, the aggression of Notorious B.I.G. and the smooth R&B of Aaliyah. Making his rounds on the mix-tape circuit, his first single release, “Get To Know U,” produced by Jimi Kendrix (Jay Z, 50 Cent), sparked a buzz. With no major label support, tracks like “Club To The Bedroom” and “SOS,” were featured on radio stations across the country, further establishing his universal appeal.
5ive’s breakthrough moment was catching the ear of seven-time Grammy winning producer Ken Lewis (Kanye West, John Legend), who worked on the upcoming album I AM…5IVE STAR. “The album is about making great music!” stresses 5ive. “It’s for all music lovers. I AM…5IVE STAR represents a blend of music and styles that are totally original.” There is no better example of 5ive’s diverse musical talents than in the current single “What They Think.” The head-nodding track is infectious on the first listen with its catchy hook and pitch-perfect harmonies. 5ive Star playfully warns, “I think everyone better brace for impact!” With a concept-heavy video, the movement surely has begun.
5ive Star stands for five elements of artistry: emcee, singer, songwriter, spoken-word artist and producer. 2012 is the year of 5ive Star; his originality and passion will top the Billboard charts. “It’s time to lead music into a new direction,” says 5ive. Although rooted in hip-hop, he is an artist who represents the new model of music. Gone are the days when music was regulated to black or white, East Coast or West Coast. 5ive Star is the future, a unification of rock, pop, hip-hop and soul.
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