Raw Entertainment Music News Smooth Jazz In The Mix

Raw Entertainment Music News Smooth Jazz In The Mix

Smooth Jazz In The Mix 8 The Beat Mixes Continue

Smooth Jazz In The Mix 8 The Beat Goes On

August 1, 2015 – Exotic DJ has just released the anticipated follow up in the smooth jazz mix series.  Smooth Jazz In The mix 8, is the latest in the best beat mixed smooth jazz.  Artists in this edition include; Candy Dulfer, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, The Rippingtons, and more!
Exotic DJ has been mixing smooth jazz since 2001, and he has received acclaim for the ability to keep that groove movin’ and those heads bobbin’.  “I love the challenge of finding just the right point to beat mix smooth jazz.  This is not like pop or club music, where the intros and outros are there for you.  You really have to know the music, the artists, and the instrumentation in order to put this together,” Exotic said in a recent interview.  “Many of the Jazz artists have reached out to thank me for keeping them in the mix.  It is good to know they aware of the work I am doing.”
Click the link for the mix, and as always……Enjoy!!

Smooth Jazz In The Mix 8 The Beat Goes On

Has Tammy Rivera Had Enough of Waka Flocka’s Infidelity?

Has Tammy Rivera Had Enough of Waka Flocka’s Infidelity?

Nothing ever lasts. At least, that’s what Tammy Rivera seems to be saying about her marriage to rapper Waka Flocka Flame (real name Juaquin Malphurs). Flocka and the Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta Star are rumored to be on the rocks since allegations of the Brick Squad Monopoly founder stepping out surfaced earlier this year. Sources have reported that Rivera uploaded a now-deleted Instagram post in which she said, “Even forever don’t last forever. Walking away…..”. This, of course, has fans speculating as to what exactly it is Rivera is walking away from, along with what it means for the future of the couple’s proposed reality series.

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There have been whispers that the two were having problems for months and now it seems the relationship may have run its course. The “Game On” rapper was supposedly caught red-handed in a video that surfaced back in March. Although, the rapper’s partner claimed that the whole thing was an April Fool’s joke. Very funny.

Given the timeline of events and the fact that this isn’t the first time Malphurs has been accused of adultery, we definitely have our own suspicions. A study on cheating habits shows that the first year of marriage is one of the four most common times for infidelity to occur. Sure enough, the two recently celebrated their first anniversary this May. For reference, other times cheating is likely to happen include five years into a marriage and after the birth of a first child. Looking at you, Future.

Flocka and Rivera were married on May 25, 2014 in a quiet courthouse ceremony and both were featured prominently in season there of VH1’s popular reality series. There were talks that the couple was planning a spin-off reality series to Love and Hip Hop Atlanta titled Meet the Flockas, which would also air on VH1. The series was originally announced in September 2014, but as of yet there’s no news on an air date.

Raw Entertainment Music News The Takeover

Raw Entertainment Music News The Takeover

Raw Entertainment The Takeover

 

RICK ROSS, SCARFACE, GUCCI MANE , RICH HOMIE QUAN, TRICK DADDY, MANNIE FRESH, LIL JON, MASTER P, KILLER MIKE, DJ DRAMA GIVE DEPTH TO THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN HIP-HOP IN NEW DOCUMENTARY

“THE TAKEOVER: WHAT YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE DIRTY SOUTH?”

 

Film’s Soundtrack Executive Produced and Scored by Multi-platinum Music Producer Drumma Boy

 

ATLANTA, GA (July 25, 2015) – Frost Vision Films in association with eOne Distribution and N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group present the groundbreaking documentary The Takeover: What You Really Know About the Dirty South? The highly anticipated film follows the significant rise of southern Hip-Hop music, featuring some of the industry’s biggest stars including Rick Ross, Scarface, Rich Homie Quan, Gucci Mane, Trick Daddy, Mannie Fresh, Lil Jon, Master P, Killer Mike, DJ Drama and more. The project will unveil candid, never-before-seen interviews with some of the most prominent names in Southern rap.

The 90-minute documentary is co-produced, directed and written by entertainment industry heavyweight Andre “Jack Frost” Stephens, who played a major role in the southern Hip-Hop movement and also helped cultivate the careers of Yo Gotti and Kia Shine as well as veteran Hip-Hop journalist Carlton Wade, who’s work is featured in the film.

“This project was a labor of love, but ultimately, it was a story that really needed to be told,” Frost notes.” Wade co-signs by pointing out, “The hardest part was trying to compress almost 50 years of history in two hours. We want to educate and entertain at the same time.”

Memphis-based DJ Jus Borne scored the film and fellow Memphis native and multi-platinum music producer, Drumma Boy, scored and executive produced the accompanying soundtrack. “Without sounding overtly cocky, I feel like I’ve contributed a great deal to the sound and shape of southern music,” the Atlanta resident says. “My work has broken records, dominated national attention, and paved the way for all these new southern producers and rappers coming up in the game now. I am a proud southern child of God from Memphis and support all of our accomplishments wholeheartedly!”

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The Takeover: What You Really Know About the Dirty South? will be released over a series of dates and will be available via the following formats:

Now: Digital – Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, XBOX

Sept. 1: DVD – Target, Best Buy, Walmart

Sept. 4: 2 Singles – iTunes

Oct. 1: Deluxe iTunes version of the DOCUMENTARY AND SOUNDTRACK available only on iTunes with bonus footage and exclusive interviews.

For more information about the film, please visit www.thetakeovermovie.com

For more information please contact Echoing Soundz:

 LiMari Garcia — limari@echoingsoundz.net

Echo Hattix — Echohattix@echoingsoundz.net

Raw Entertainment Music News Melo Kan

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MELO KAN DROPS SOULFUL NEW SINGLE “SHO OUT” FEATURING ANNYETTE ROYALE, T TRU AND K.D. BROSIA

 

The socially conscious rapper releases a feel good song for the summertime

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 24, 2015)  — L.A. rap artist Melo KAN releases his third single in the “Melo KAN Lounge.” The feel good record features vocalists Annyette RoyaleT Tru and K.D. Brosia for a beautiful listening experience from start to finish. The L.A. native follows up his first two singles “Bluez Man” and “Push Thru” with this upbeat song guaranteed to make his fans feel good about themselves and ready to “Sho Out!”

 

Known for his outspoken approach and socially conscious lyrics that uplift women, Melo KAN is currently in the studio working on his next project.

 

Keep up with Melo KAN on Twitter and Instagram: @MeloKAN

Available on iTunes

Raw Entertainment Music News Joyner Lucas

Raw Entertainment Music News Joyner Lucas

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(Los Angeles, CA) July 23, 2015 – Fresh off the viral success of his last single “Backwords,” Hip-Hop’s newest favorite storyteller, Joyner Lucas is back with a compelling new video for “The Long Way,” from his latest mixtape  Along Came Joyner.

The East Coast rapper is best known for his gritty song “Ross Cappichioni” and accompanying disturbing visual that graphically reenacts the grisly true story of Capicchioni’s near fatal shooting that provided a riveting look at both the shooter and the victim perspective. Although this may be the beginning for the lyrical emcee, we are betting Joyner Lucas is here to stay! Check out the official video premiere below.

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Raw Entertainment Music News Laroo The Hard Hitta

Raw Entertainment Music News Laroo The Hard Hitta

LAROO THE HARD HITTA
HEATS UP THE SUMMER WITH
NEW VISUAL

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RICHMOND, CA (July 21, 2015) – Sick Wid It Records artist, Laroo “The Hard Hitta,” releases a riveting visual to well acclaimed street record “U Know I Do.” The Bay Area Hip-Hop Rapper continues to reign supreme through the streets of the Bay along side Scrapp Deleon and Jack Tradez. They said the West Coast is back, so Press Play and Turn it Up!

Follow Laroo on Twitter & Instagram: @LarooThh
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Raw Entertainment Magazine Smooth Jazz Beat Mixes

Raw Entertainment Magazine Smooth Jazz Beat Mixes

Smooth Jazz in the Mix 8

Our friends over at the Jazz World just released the artist for the newest long jazz beat mix.  If you have not heard these, feel free to jump over there and check it out.  Hip-Hop originates from jazz, so go and educate yourself on the contemporary artists creating the funky beats of today!

Smooth Jazz 8

 

Raw Entertainment Music Isaun

Raw Entertainment Music Isaun

 

This is the 8th track in Isaun’s #FreshWaterFridays series that started in May. It’s a comical smooth flowing slow jam that showcases his wordplay and delivery. It’s an ode to beautiful frames on women everywhere.

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Raw Entertainment Music News XXL Magazine

Raw Entertainment Music News XXL Magazine

50 CENT, FETTY WAP, OG MACO, K CAMP, SHY GLIZZY AND KIDD KIDD PERFORM LIVE IN L.A.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 14, 2015) – Members of XXL Magazine’s famously touted Freshman Class of 2015 put on an unforgettable show in L.A. Monday night at Club Nokia hosted by DJ Skee. Fetty Wap, Shy Glizzy, OG Maco, K Camp and Kidd Kidd performed their hit singles to a sold out crowd and were joined on stage by surprise guest and Hip-Hop superstar 50 Cent. Trinidad James, Masika Kalysha, Yesi Ortiz, and Curren$y joined the Freshman backstage as they celebrated yet another successful XXL Freshman LIVE show.

 The L.A. show was the second appearance for this year’s XXL Magazine Freshman Class, much to the delight of their West Coast fans.

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Raw Entertainment Magazine Artist Profile Willy G

Raw Entertainment Magazine Artist Profile Willy G

Willy G, an indie rapper from Ewa Beach, HI.

Check out the just released a video for his newest song titled, “Closer (the Remix)!”

Willy G grew up in one of the many struggling families in poverty in Hawaii. “Film and television portray the Hawaiian Islands as paradise, but once you leave the tourist areas, the scene is far from it, but this is what we call home,” Willy G said in a recent interview.  Not only did he grow up struggling, but many of the people in this music video have passed, or ended up as lost souls strung out on drugs. “I wanted to make a video not only for my family but also for my people (in Hawaii and not) to let them know it’s never too late to improve your life. You’re never too old, you’re never too poor- it takes one chance, one positive move to change your life around.. just like I did mine.”

 

This is “All I Know,” featuring Moani Hara

Raw Entertainment Magazine XXL’s 2015 Freshmen Class lit up the stage

Raw Entertainment Magazine XXL’s 2015 Freshmen Class lit up the stage

FETTY WAP, DEJ LOAF, VINCE STAPLES, TINK, SHY GLIZZY, AND K CAMP TAKE OVER NEW YORK WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE

XXL Freshman LIVE NY

 

NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2015) – XXL Magazine’s Freshmen Class of 2015 left their mark on New York with super-charged performances at Best Buy Theatre Tuesday night. Fetty WapDej LoafVince StaplesTink, Shy Glizzy, and K Camp lit the stage on fire with live renditions of their hit singles to a sold out crowd of screaming fans. To top it off, the up and coming artists were joined on stage by the one and only King of New York, 50 Cent, for an unforgettable night.

 

Next up, the XXL Freshmen will perform live in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on Monday, July 13, 2015. Tickets are available at http://www.clubnokia.com/.

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KENNETH WHALUM TEAMS UP WITH BIG K.R.I.T. FOR COMPELLING NEW VISUAL FOR SINGLE “AWAY”

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The multi-talented musician goes back to his Memphis roots for a stunning black and white visual story

 

VIDEO: “Away” – Kenneth Whalum featuring Big K.R.I.T.

MEMPHIS, TN (June 15, 2015) – Musician, singer and saxophonist Kenneth Whalum unveils a captivating new video for his inspiring single titled “Away” featuring Def Jam Hip-Hop star Big K.R.I.T. The compelling, black and white visual, shot entirely in Whalum’s hometown of Memphis, creatively encapsulates the lyrical inspiration of hope heard on the track. Both known for their social consciousness and love for real music, Whalum and K.R.I.T. are back with a perfect pairing following their collaboration on K.R.I.T.’s masterpiece of an album titled “Cadillactica” on the song “Stand By.”

 

“When I first heard this song from Kenneth, I thought it was amazing. It sounded like something I hadn’t been apart of yet. It’s all live instrumentation and it has so much soul and passion in it. It made it easier to write my verse and I felt I could express myself in a way I’ve always wanted to,” notes Big K.R.I.T. “It’s always dope to work with the homie. It’s a blessing to be apart of this. I’m proud of what Ken is putting out right now. He’s making music that artists in the future can sample instead of what we sample now.”

 

Whalum says, “I always want to make music that I would want to hear and being from Memphis has played a huge part. They’ve always supported me since the beginning and I was happy to bring an artist like K.R.I.T. to shoot the video there. He’s one of my favorite artists and he possesses a sense of awareness and sensitivity. We both have a mutual respect for each other’s approach to music and what we stand for,” the inspirational artist says. “I just want people to listen. We all have similar struggles emotionally – good or bad – and this song is a quick reminder that it’s all good…everything is going to be ok,” Whalum assures.

 

Away” is the first official single from Whalum’s highly anticipated upcoming album titled “Through Hell and High Water,” slated for an August release. The multi-faceted artist is currently on a nationwide tour with D’Angelo and his Vanguard band, while Big K.R.I.T. is keeping busy in the studio recording his top secret new project, and working behind the scenes producing and writing for other creative artists as well.

 

Follow Kenneth Whalum on Twitter and Instagram: @kennethwhalum

Follow Big K.R.I.T. on Twitter: @BIGKRIT and Instagram: @youngkrizzle

XXL FRESHMEN CLASS LIVE x NYC & LA SHOWS

XXL FRESHMEN CLASS LIVE x NYC & LA SHOWS

XXL LAUNCHES FREESTYLE SESSIONS & CYPHER COLLABORATIONS WITH FETTY WAP, DEJ LOAF, VINCE STAPLES, RAURY, GOLDLINK, TINK, SHY GLIZZY, K CAMP, OG MACO AND KIDD KIDD

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XXL Unveils The Freshmen Live 2015 Show Dates In New York At The Best Buy Theatre And In Los Angeles At Club Nokia

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2015 – XXL has unveiled the most anticipated hip-hop magazine cover: the eighth annual XXL Freshman Class featuring 10 of the country’s hottest up-and-coming hip-hop artists; Fetty Wap (New Jersey), DeJ Loaf (Detroit), Vince Staples (Long Beach), Raury (Atlanta), GoldLink (DMV), Tink (Chicago), Shy Glizzy (DC/DMV), K Camp (Atlanta), OG Maco (Atlanta), and Kidd Kidd (New Orleans).  Today, XXL launches the first in a series of 10 Freshmen freestyles and then three cyphers, hosted by world-famous DJ Drama.

Fans will have the opportunity to view the freestyle sessions from each of the 2015 XXL Freshmen at xxlmag.com. XXL will also feature group and solo interviews with the Freshmen on a wide range of topics plus a ton of behind-the-scenes content.

“We work hard to determine who is going to be an XXL Freshman and are very excited with our 2015 selections,” says Vanessa Satten, Editor-In-Chief of XXL. “The XXL Freshman Class is important to hip-hop as it offers a huge platform to new artists we believe are on their way to stardom. Many of hip-hop’s current stars were XXL Freshmen, including Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore, Big Sean, YG, French Montana, Kid Ink, Future, August Alsina, Boosie Badazz, and more. We are very proud of all of our Freshmen and wish everyone who made it, and also those artists who were not selected, the best of luck in their career. We’ll be watching.”

The magazine will be on newsstands everywhere June 30. The XXL Freshmen will perform live in New York City at the Best Buy Theatre on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 and at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, on Monday, July 13, 2015.  Tickets are available at http://www.bestbuytheater.com/ and http://www.clubnokia.com/ for each respective show.

Celebrity Basketball Game & Sneaker Drive

Celebrity Basketball Game & Sneaker Drive

Camp James

 

TRINIDAD JAMES, NIPSEY HUSSLE, PROBLEM, HIT BOY, STEVIE WILLIAMS, ROSA ACOSTA AND MORE GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AT CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME & SNEAKER DRIVE

 

Celebs in attendance also included Kevin McCall, Moniece Slaughter, Michael Blackson, Jay 305, King Keraun, Lil Rome Diddy, Compton AV and more

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 8, 2015) – Atlanta Hip-Hop favorite Trinidad James spearheaded an overwhelmingly successful Sneaker Drive and Celebrity Basketball Game at Crenshaw High School over the weekend. The Camp James event received an outpouring of support and was geared towards providing sneaker donations to those in the community who need it most. The festivities drew a star-studded list of West Coast stars and celebrities including Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Hit Boy, Rosa Acosta, Michael Blackson, Kevin McCall, Compton AV, Stevie Williams, Lil Rome Diddy, Moniece Slaughter, King Keraun, Jay 305, Lisa B, Big U, Eastwood, Cameo, ReazonOverdose and more, with DJ Looney and Power 106 DJ’s curating the sounds for the day.

Over 100 local kids and their families showed up to see Trinidad James, Nipsey Hussle, Marquis Diamond, Young Hollywood and more, on the court battling it out. The “Gold Gang” leader made sure the kids didn’t leave empty handed, handing out gift bags to everyone, and awarded raffle winners with major prizes including new Jordans, basketballs, football helmets and more.

 

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Raw Entertainment Magazine Music News Laroo The Hard Hitta

Raw Entertainment Magazine Music News Laroo The Hard Hitta

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LAROO THE HARD HITTA DROPS NEW HEAT “YOU KNOW I DO” FEATURING SCRAPP DELEONAND JACK TRADEZ

 

The Bay area artist gives fans a new street banger to ride to

“You Know I Do”

Laroo ft. Scrapp Deleon & Jack Tradez

RICHMOND, CA (June 4, 2015) – Sick Wid It Records artist, Laroo “The Hard Hitta, unveiled a new street record dubbed “You Know I Do,” featuring fellow rappers Scrapp Deleon and Jack Tradez. The Bay Area Hip-Hop favorite keeps his thousands of fans happy with a new banger to ride to, just in time for the summer.  Press Play and Turn it Up!

Follow Laroo on Twitter & Instagram: @LarooThh

For more information contact Echoing Soundz

 LiMari Garcia — limari@echoingsoundz.net

Echo Hattix — Echohattix@echoingsoundz.net

Raw Entertainment Magazine Music News Richie Rich Returns

Raw Entertainment Magazine Music News Richie Rich Returns

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RICHIE RICH MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COMEBACK TO THE RAP GAME WITH NEW VIDEO 

“MIKE VIC”

 

The Bay Area rap icon drops a classic banger for the streets

 

“Mike Vic”

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OAKLAND, CA (June 2, 2015) – Living rap legend Richie Rich makes his highly anticipated comeback to the rap game official with the release of his new video “Mike Vic.” The gritty, no holds-barred street anthem is classic Richie Rich – one of the founding fathers of West Coast Hip-Hop. His new visual showcases his Oakland hometown in an ode to the Bay Area streets. After taking a break from the rap scene for several years, the Hip-Hop icon is back, giving his loyal fans a preview of what’s to expect on his brand new upcoming album “Fed Case.”

 

Best known for his iconic verse on The Luniz’ remix of the multi-platinum single “I Got 5 On It,” guest appearances on Tupac‘s two biggest albums “Me Against The World” and “All Eyez On Me,” and along with his “Town Bidness” Vol. 1 & 2 albums, Richie Rich’s documented talent continues to keep him relevant in today’s ever-evolving music industry.

 

“I’m excited because it’s been a minute, but right now is a good time,” Richie Rich says. “The Bay Area is getting a really good look right now with artists like Too $hort and E-40 still successful and newcomers Iamsu!, Sage the Gemini and others. I’m just ready to get back out there.”

 

Keep up with Richie Rich on Twitter: @RichieRich and Instagram: @thaRealRichieRich

 

Raw Entertainment Magazine Blokk Movement Community Support

Raw Entertainment Magazine Blokk Movement Community Support

The Blokk Movement

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 1, 2015) – L.A.’s own socially conscious rap artist Melo KAN took action in the community over the weekend by organizing a clothing donation drive on Skid Row. The rising star, who dishes about “empowerment for all” in his lyrics, set up shop in front of the Los Angeles Mission building on San Julian and 5th Streets in Downtown L.A. to provide much needed clothing for the city’s less fortunate.
Accompanied by his Blokk Movement truck and excited volunteers, Melo KAN lead the way in unloading and handing out donated men’s, women’s and children’s clothing in all sizes — just in time for summer.
 
Check out the Video and Photos Below and Follow @MeloKan on Instagram.
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Raw Entertainment Magazine Music News Sincere Show

Raw Entertainment Magazine Music News Sincere Show

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(Los Angeles, CA) – After finding success as a mainstay on VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop, while also remaining a staple on the Hollywood nightclub scene, Chicago bred and Los Angeles based entertainer Sincere Show is back it again with more music.    This time the guy who’s notoriously at the center of every major Hollywood party releases his new single “What Happens in Vegas…” a theme song for good times in Vegas.   The song is accompanied by a recap of his lively week in Sin City during the May/Pac Fight Week. While the song is obviously coined after the well-known motto of Las Vegas, there’s nothing generic about this song. From the artwork, to the turnt beat, to Sincere Show’s recognizable voice on the track, this track has all the makings of Summer banger.

Having released several high quality videos over the past few months, Sincere Show has maintained a consistent schedule of content releases via his Instagram and the Black Diamonds YouTube Channel. He’s put in the work, he’s built a following now its time to be entertained. As Sincere Show says, “Welcome to the Show!”