Ron Artest – Go Loco video featuring Max, B-Real, Lenny, Fat Joe, TAZ & George Lopez
Director: Kai Henry
Ron Artest – Go Loco video featuring Max, B-Real, Lenny, Fat Joe, TAZ & George Lopez
Director: Kai Henry
Artist: DJ Khaled featuring Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Mavado, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B & Waka Flocka
Song: “Welcome To My Hood (Remix)”
Producer: The Renegades
Album: We The Best Forever
MULTI-TALENTED J CARDIM RELEASES FIRST STREET LP, YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS FAVORITE PRODUCER, BOASTING APPEARANCES BY LIL WAYNE, CASSIDY, FAT JOE, SHEEK LOUCH, STYLES P, SAIGON, UNCLE MURDA, MEMPHIS BLEEK, MAX B, PAUL WALL, ROYCE 5’9, TERMANOLOGY, LITTLE BROTHER, SHAWTY LO, JAE MILLZ, AZ & WALE
Up and coming producer J. Cardim released his first compilation-style project Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer on 1-19-09. The album, hosted by world renowned DJ and Hip-Hop tastemaker DJ Envy, is 22 songs deep and boasts a list of cameos that reads like a who’s who of today’s Hip-Hop circuit. J Cardim, a New York resident by way of Rio Di Janeiro and Boston has been on the scene for several years crafting superior soundscapes for many of Hip-Hop’s most talented and highly esteemed MCs including; Lil Wayne, Shawty Lo, Fat Joe, Cassidy, Red Café, Styles P, Saigon, Wale and Talib Kweli. Most recently, J has been working with Red Café, DJ Envy, Sheek Louch, Jae Millz, and Paul Wall on their respective albums, as well as putting the finishing touches on a collaborative effort with gifted Brooklyn rapper Sha Stimuli entitled Cinderella Man. Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer features J. Cardim produced street smashes from some of today’s brightest artists. “In addition to releasing some exclusives we were holding on to, we needed a forum to draw attention to the fact that J has produced a lot of records that people are already familiar with. We really just wanted to connect the dots for people; show them just how many records J has on his resume and raise people’s awareness of this great new producer” says Zack Einhorn, Cardim’s manager and partner in Dice Music Group.
J Cardim has also been selected as a finalist for Loud.com’s producer competition (http://www.loud.com/J_Cardim) and his Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer is currently available through all major digital music stores including: Itunes, www.amazon.com, www.amalgamdigital.com and Rhapsody. For more information, log on to www.dicemusicgroup.com.
First Episode of “Dice Music TV” J. Cardim Edition: (DJ Envy Talks about Upcoming Compilation and working with J Cardim)
Tracklisting and credits for J Cardim’s “Your Favorite Rappers Favorite Producer” (all tracks produced by J Cardim):
1.) Intro f/DJ Envy
2.) Holla At A Playa f/Jae Millz & Lil Wayne
3.) Money Come Fast f/Cassidy
4.) Rubber Grip f/Fat Joe, Sheek Louch & Styles P
5.) Move Like A G f/Red Café, Styles P & Uncle Murda
6.) Dope Boy For Real f/Sheek Louch, Affiliate & J Cardim
7.) Just Blaze Intro/Ryders f/Memphis Bleek & Saigon
8.) Ride Out Freestyle f/Ransom & French Montana
9.) My Life f/Sha Stimuli & Block McCloud
10.) Straight Cash f/Gorilla Zoe, French Montana, Cassidy & Max B
11.) Star Struck f/TUGE
12.) Born And Raised f/Ghost Wridah, Shawty Lo & Paul Wall
13.) Hustle Just To Make Bucks f/G-Eyez, Affiliate & Jae Millz
14.) Follow The Leader f/G-Eyez
15.) Hard Body f/Certified Gz & Ed Rock
16.) The Dopest f/Jae Millz
17.) What You Call That f/Royce Da 5’9 & Termanology
18.) Villain f/Styles P & Ariez
19.) Hood f/Sha Stimuli
20.) Breathe Thru The Years f/Saigon
21.) Rise And Fall f/Little Brother & AZ
22.) That’s Life f/Termanology
23.) Play With My Dough f/Red Café, Wale & MIMS (***Amalgam Digital Bonus Track)
Stack$ – CraZee And ConfuZed, the debut album by Stack$ drops on September 30th featuring appearances by Li’ Wayne, Fat Joe, Twista, and Swizz Beatz from SoBe Entertainment
“That’s The Way” featuring Fat Joe & Trina audio stream
“Music is in my soul and shocking the game is my goal. I live and breathe hip-hop each and every day. My game plan is to redefine and expand Rap as an art form.” Respect, a vicious flow and bringing a fresh element to the game is what it’s all about for this 22-year old rapper.
Born Yannique Barker, Stack$ spent his early years in D.C. and Maryland. His story is a sure sign of hip-hop’s ever-expanding appeal from its inner city roots. Stack$ earned his name from a Miami rapper, Brisco, referring to his ill songwriting skills and multi-dimensional personality. He has plenty to talk about using elaborate rhyme schemes with a new kind of story —a young entrepreneur and film director immersed in hip hop, creating and finding his own way. The music business is in his blood – his father managed Sly & the Family Stone, along with Peaches and Herb. He also co-produced “Midnight Train To Georgia” with his partner, Tony Camillo, before he founded and built a successful, global aerospace company, and then later moved the family to Miami. Hip-hop’s far-reaching tentacles had already snagged Stack$, giving him the confidence to go after his dream. He submerged himself in studying the masters — Rakim, Biggie and 2Pac — crafting lyrics in the tradition of the great storytellers. “I rep 305 and Dade County,” Stack$ says. “A lot of people think I only hang out in South Beach. I rep South Beach and hang out in the hood, at the same time. I spit about partying, sex, true life experiences, and the trials and tribulations of trying to gain acceptance in an industry refusing to change. I rap about the sublime and the ridiculous … from humorous incidents that go down in the hood to the injustices and disparities that occur every day in society.”
“Everyone said I wouldn’t make it in hip hop, but I’m stubborn. I had to prove them all wrong,” says the new voice of Miami — a smooth, resonant and confident voice that strikes a nerve. With hip hop heavyweight producers Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, Steve Morales, and Scott Storch signing on, Stack$ aims to change the rules with his undeniable skills on his debut album, CraZee and ConfuZed. The album, a chronicle of Stack$’ personal experiences, is a mash up of styles, regions and eras. It’s an exercise in organized chaos, which inspired the title. “You can’t give buzz to a new style without paying respect to the people who opened the game for you,” he says.
Featuring an all-star lineup of legends and new sensations, including Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Twista, The Game, Paul Wall, MJG, 8Ball, Phyllisia, Trick Daddy, Beenie Man, Jah Cure, and Urban Mystic, the chips are piled high. The first track, “Money Ova Here,” is a smooth banger with swagger, featuring Lil’ Wayne. The follow-up single, “Whatcha Lookin’ At?” is an upbeat club-banga produced by multi-platinum producer Swizz Beatz. With this monster track, Swizz introduces the young MC to the game, asking the question “Whatcha Lookin’ At?” directed to all haters.
Stack$ attended two years at USC’s School of Film and Cinematography in California, but set aside filmmaking after he met Scott Storch during a spring break. He shifted his focus from the camera to the mic, his second love. “My life is dedicated to telling stories, whether in songs or in movies, or in any other medium.” He also focused his energy on the business side of the operation, launching SoBe Entertainment with his father and sister, releasing tracks and albums by Brooke Hogan, Lola, Jah Cure, Ce’Cile and Urban Mystic.
From Pops, as he calls his dad, Stack$ learned that hard work ultimately leads to rewards; but it’s not money that motivates him. “Money can be a gift or it can be a curse in this life. Pops taught me that my ‘self worth’ is more important than my ‘net worth.’ My goal in the music business is to gain acceptance throughout the industry. Some people forget that hip-hop has touched everyone on this planet. What I rap about are real life experiences – disappointment, failure, success, drug abuse, sex, partying, financial woes, love, cheating, social, economic, judicial and political chaos – the type of problems we all face in our lives, no matter what our race, religion or culture.”
Stack$ reminds us, “All that should ever matter as a person or as a rapper is that one stays true to oneself and that we are real with each other; sooner or later, ‘real recognizes real.”’
Fat Joe – 300 Brolic (War) video (Remix) featuring K.A.R.
Imperial/Capitol Music Group and Terror Squad Entertainment are proud to announce the #6 debut of Fat Joe’s latest album The Elephant In The Room on the Billboard Top 200.
One of New York City’s finest and respected MCs, Fat Joe has achieved another accomplishment in his exciting career! This is Imperial’s first Top 10 album since the re-launch in 2006 with their distribution deal with Terror Squad. The album debuted at # 6 on the Billboard Top 200 and #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
Fat Joe’s eighth album, The Elephant in the Room, is already shaping up to be one of his biggest and most successful projects to date. In addition to featuring the powerhouse multi-platinum producers, Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Danja Handz, DJ Khaled, The Runners and LV the album also features guest artist, Lil Wayne, Plies, J. Holiday, and Dre (of Cool and Dre).
His first single, “I Won’t Tell” featuring J. Holiday exploded onto radio stations across the country and is currently #8 on the Neilson BDS Urban Charts and Top 5 for Hot Rap Songs with an audience of over 50 million per week. The video for “I Won’t Tell” featuring J. Holiday directed by Gil Greene , is a star-studded, extravaganza, reminiscent of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “One More Chance,” is currently in power rotation on BET, MTV, MTV Jamz, MTV Tres and FUSE.
The previous album Me, Myself & I on Terror Squad through Imperial Records/Virgin has currently sold over 250,000 units producing the Grammy nominated smash hit single “Make It Rain” featuring Lil’ Wayne which surpassed the 1 million ring tone sales milestone and 1 million full song downloads. The single is certified Platinum in RIAA’s Digital Ringtone program.
The New Era brand, in conjunction with Imperial Records, Terror Squad and Cornerstone Promotion, is excited to announce an exclusive cap collaboration for Fat Joe’s 8th full-length album, The Elephant In The Room.
This anticipated collaboration features a co-branded fitted cap decked out with graphics that were created between New Era and Fat Joe to honor the release of The Elephant In The Room.
A limited run of promo-only caps will be issued in mid-March to pay tribute to the March 11th album release. The custom cap will be available exclusively through in-store and online promos from New Era, Imperial Records, Terror Squad and Cornerstone Promotion.
In addition, New Era, Terror Squad and Blocksavy.com will be presenting a listening session for the release of The Elephant In The Room on March 11th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the NYC New Era store, located at 4th Street and Broadway, with music provided by DJ Mel Debarge.
A limited number of “The Elephant In The Room” exclusive New Era Custom Cap will be given away at the event.
DUFFY SINGLE “MERCY” 4th WEEK AT #1 IN UK WITH THE
BIGGEST WEEKLY AUDIENCE OF ANY RECORD IN UK THIS YEAR AT 77 MILLION.
ROCKFERRY DEBUT ALBUM IN-STORE IN UK SHIPPING OVER PLATINUM IN 1ST WEEK!
U.S. RELEASE SET FOR MAY 13th ON NEW MERCURY RECORDS LABEL
Duffy premiere U.S. showcases at SXSW Conference on March 14th & 15th; NYC performance at Hiro Ballroom on March 17th; Coachella Festival on April 27th
Young Welsh singer Duffy, whose debut album ROCKFERRY arrived in stores today in the UK only (already platinum), has captivated the nation with her current single “Mercy” now in its third week at #1 in the UK national chart. Amazingly, this was based on download sales only (which rose 33% in week two) as the physical single wasn’t issued there until last week. The song is also #1 on the airplay chart for the fourth week running and #1 on both Radio 1 and Radio 2 netting the biggest weekly audience of any record in the UK so far this year with spins with an audience of 77 million.
“Mercy” is set to impact at HOT AC radio in the U.S. today with ROCKFERRY set for May 13th U.S. release on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label. Meanwhile, Duffy sets her sights on America with shows and media events this month and next:
* March 14: SXSW Conference, Austin, TX – Mercury Showcase @ The Parish (2-5:00 p.m.), with Duffy, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, George Stanford, and Sparky’s Flaw
* March 14: SXSW Conference, Austin, TX – Fader Party 7pm. (Guest list for entry)
* March 15: SXSW Conference, Austin, TX – Official Duffy Showcase @ Stubb’s (SXSW Badges for Entry)
* March 17: New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom (performance)
* April 27: Indio, CA – Coachella Festival.
“The year’s brightest new talent,” raves Q magazine in England, “the pocket-sized Welsh girl with the voice of a ’60s soul diva.” Los Angeles-based media pundit and tastemaker Bob Lefsetz (The Lefsetz Letter) also caught on early: “[“Mercy”] is something completely different,” he posted online last month. “It sounds like it was cut in America in the midsixties, before the country had become completely infatuated with the U.K., before FM took over from AM. It sounds like a 45 you spun in the basement with the lights low as you inched your spiked shoes and sweater-encased chest up to the opposite sex, copping a cheap feel.”
ROCKFERRY was recorded in England with ex-Suede guitarist turned record producer Bernard Butler, Jimmy Hogarth and Steve Booker. Excerpts of “Mercy” and two other songs, “Rockferry” (the first UK single) and “Warwick Avenue,” are sampled on http://www.myspace.com/duffymyspace.
Guileless and beguiling at the same time, and blessed with effortless Motown and Stax chops, 23-year old Duffy’s homegrown style has taken her homeland by storm. From out of nowhere, she was tipped for success by 150 of the UK’s most knowledgeable and influential music critics and broadcasters, landing the number 2 spot in the BBC’s Top 10 Sound of 2008 poll. Journalists have unanimously compared her to the greatest British female pop singer who ever lived – as The Standard proclaimed, “Her once-heard-never-forgotten voice incorporates the aristocratic pain of Dusty Springfield.” Tastemakers on this side of the pond second that emotion – the Los Angeles Times calls Duffy “[the] female Otis Redding”; while SPIN magazine included her in its “One to Watch” issue (February).
From out of nowhere, Duffy has blown away London’s hype-driven music machinery like a gust of fresh air. She was born and raised in the tiny Welsh village of Nefyn (population 2,550 at last census) a place too remote to be driven by style wars or opposing music factions; the nearest record store was a bus ride away and only stocked the Top 40. Isolated, her musical muse was immaculately conceived and soulfully nurtured. Opting out of college, she worked as a waitress, sang in a bar, and cobbled out some demo recordings, some of which found their way to Jeanette Lee, noted founder and partner of the Rough Trade record label and manage¬ment company. She recognized Duffy’s huge potential, encouraged her to write her own material, put her in the studio with like-minded co-writers/producers, and signed her to A&M/Polydor UK.
Fat Joe – 300 Brolic / Crack House video from the album The Elephant In The Room
New York, January, 10, 2008—MTV adds Grammy nominated artist Fat Joe Into the BIG 10!
Fat Joe is taking over the airwaves on MTV with his new video, “I Won’t Tell” featuring J. Holiday. MTV has just added Fat Joe into the Top 10 artists played with heavy rotation and 15 to 18 spins a week, MTV 2 puts him into the Elite 8, MTV Hits bumps him to Diesel rotation with 15 to 20 plays per week on MTV Jams, MTVU has accelerated him to Magna Cum Laude rotation on all 5 MTV channels and maximum spins on every channel. Fat Joe is appeared on MTV’s TRL, January 9, 2008. The video for “I Won’t Tell (featuring J. Holiday)” was filmed last month in Miami during DJ Khaled’s birthday weekend and directed by Gil Greene (he also directed “We Taking Over” by DJ Khaled). The video is a star-studded, extravaganza, reminiscent of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “One More Chance,” some of the celebrity cameos include, Bow Wow, LL Cool J, Diddy, Cristina Millian, Junior Reid, Mario Winans, Pitbull, and Flo Rida.
Fat Joe also has a Grammy nomination comes on the heels of the news that, “Make It Rain (featuring Lil Wayne)” has surpassed the 1 million ring tone sales milestone, and 1 million full song downloads was certified Platinum in RIAA’s Digital Ringtone program. Fat Joe’s new album, The Elephant In The Room will be in stores March 11th, 2008. The album features multiplatinum producers, Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Danja Handz, Terror Squad artist, DJ Khaled, and impressive, up and comers, The Runners and LV. In addition to these powerhouse producers the album also features guest artist, Lil Wayne, Diddy, J. Holiday, Rick Ross and Dre of Cool and Dre. This is Fat Joe’s eighth album and it promises to be his biggest and most successful project to date.
The previous album Me, Myself & I on Terror Squad through Imperial Records/Virgin has currently sold over 250,000. As a solo artist and with Terror Squad, Fat Joe has already sold over 4 million records worldwide. Fat Joe is a hip hop icon and an amazing businessman who is a legendary member of the Diggin in The Crates Crew with Big L and Lord Finesse. He also launched the career of his protégé, Big Pun, who was the first Latin rapper to sell over one million units. Fat Joe also received a Grammy nomination for best performance by a rap group or duo with “Lean Back.”