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Saturday, September 26, 2020

[New Music] Arrested Development

 

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Today, Arrested Development presents visuals for their most recent single "Becoming".

The song and video is dedicated to Anthony - a prisoner featured in his “16 Bars” documentary (filmed in a Richmond, Virginia penitentiary), whose back story Speech utilises lyrically.
It details a turbulent upbringing, littered with domestic abuse, the moulding of an
embittered street teen sentenced to prison and a resulting epiphany - resulting in the character wanting to be a positive Male role model to his young Daughter.
“But I know I have a gift and a heavenly mission/ So I’m gonna get a new life by living life totally different”

"Becoming" is the most recent single off of Arrested Development's new album "Don't Fight Your Demons", which was released September 25th.
The 2x Grammy Award Winning, groundbreaking iconic music group, and Hip Hop pioneers continue their forward march of curating conscious, revolutionary music formulated to bring societal issues to the forefront and ignite change. Their new album is no exception.

The 16-track album features a selection of eclectic musicians including Kuf Knotz, Skyy High, Christine Elise, O’hene Savant, Rambo, Let The Dirt Say Amen, Fro Magnum Man, MRK SX, and is executively produced by Speech for Vagabond Productions and Configa for Configa Records.

The group assures fans and listeners this is no hit or miss album. Each track is distinct in style, flow, and vibe, with influential wordplay and infectious soundscapes. They break down and take apart worldly injustices, the current state of racism, grueling masks of politics, and on the flip side offer empowering gems on how to overcome and rise through.

The production throughout the entire album channels a continuous kaleidoscope of invigorating bass, soul, funk, worldly tones, and even innovative cadences ear-pleasing to a younger generation of music connoisseurs.

‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ ideally serves as a “how-to” handbook brimming with incomparable lyricism, storytelling, and cognizant awareness delivered in a fashion only Arrested Development can carry through.

Check out the video for "Becoming" and grab your copy of the album below.

https://youtu.be/t2Tc9EEGPTg

Stream / Purchase:
https://open.spotify.com/album/3ymijkCukS8tJ6qhQ6YhTl
https://officialarresteddevelopment.bandcamp.com/album/dont-fight-your-demons
https://music.apple.com/us/album/dont-fight-your-demons/1529525109?uo=4&app=itunes


About Arrested Development:

Legendary. 2 Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Single (Tennessee), 2 MTV awards, a Soul Train Music Award, & the NAACP Image Award. Rolling Stone mag named them Band of The Year (1992), VH-1 named AD one of the greatest Hip-hop artists of all time! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named AD's smash “Tennessee” one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. The definition of legends.

Find more info here:

arresteddevelopmentmusic.com
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Please send your Drop Scripts, Interview Inquiries, Feedback to:

mike@vagabondpro.com

Monday, September 30, 2019

[NEW ALBUMS COMING SOON] Tupac releases New Music

TUPAC WILL BE RELEASING TWO ALBUMS

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So the belief that Tupac is still alive will be reignited when the slain rappers estate released never before heard music recorded by the rapper before his untimely death. With the release of his 7 posthumous albums, the world was in a frenzy whether he was still alive or dead. 

Before Afeni Shakur passed, she filed a lawsuit against Entertainment One, the company responsible for the acquisition of Death Row, claiming that the estate was owed over one million dollars. 

According to The Blast, documents show the opposing sides agreeing to settle the suit. But, lo and behold, along with a cash settlement, Tupacs Estate won back rights to master recordings to unreleased music. It is rumored to be enough music to cover two albums and, though they haven't set a release date they are expected to drop soon.

Proceeds from album sales will not only go to the upkeep of his estate and legacy, but donations will also be given to charities through his name.

Friday, February 1, 2019

[NEW ALBUM] Sweetheart

Sweetheart!

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https://www.reverbnation.com/5031822/album/220510 Bit album released 1/29/2019

Short Bio: Sweetheart was born to Michael & Susan Barros on October 29, 1995.
Rapper & hiphop artist, Sweetheart packed houses & sold out performances in American theatre for over 14 years. At 16, Sweetheart debuted in National Film Rekon 7 Down with Dirk Benedict.
She performed with SCAD Performance Ensemble, directed by Kevin Wallace. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Kevin Wallace produced with the RUG “No Matter What” which sold over 1 million copies. With Kevin Wallace, she recorded “Whistle Down the Wind” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, & an original Kevin Wallace composition of “Closer to Heaven,” (Jonathan Harvey & Pet Shop Boys). She danced for Vincent Brosseau who studied with Paul Taylor’s Dance School, Jose Limon, & Anna Sokolow.
Sweetheart performed in two conservatories: Lucky Stiff (Dominique DuMonaco) by Steve Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens; & The Secret Garden (Rose). As Performer, Dance Captain, Theatre Technician, Costume Intern & Director, Sweetheart can & would still be as mesmerizing as the young star who performed the character Gertrude McFuzz when she was just 14. Sweetheart as Gertrude can be remembered by the way her very large belt over-powered the uncomfortable feeling that she felt. Sweetheart received 7 Summer Theatre School Awards. Accrediting her at the Grandstreet Theatre that & 8 years with the GST Summer Theater School in which she Performed, Assisted, Stage Managed, & when old enough to study “Directing Scenes” with Erin Ortman of NYU Tisch, Sweetheart was also Directing Alice in Wonderland while Assistant Teaching the camp. She trained with Craig Anton, (known for his role as Ricky Ullman’s Dad in Disney’s Phil of the Future,) studying Meisner’s approach & Stanislavski’s. Sweetheart has been awarded many Vocal Scholarships for vocal coaching. Directed by “Dr. Mike,” Sweetheart recorded alongside award-winning Ambiance tour choir (MENC Northwest Division Convention pick, & MENC National Convention pick, plus 3 ACDA Northwest Division Convention invitations); releasing 3 mixtapes from this group.
Sweetheart joined the Blowing Rock Stage Company Acting Interns, performing the role of Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie which received red line profits & was the “Best Selling Production in the History of the Blowing Rock Stage Company”.
A performing member of the Broadway Artist Alliance in New York City, Sweetheart studied with famous stars of Broadway today, including: Seth Rudetsky, former Radio Host on Serius Satellite Radio, also known for his “Deconstructs” Vlogs; & Kyle Dean Massey of 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Award-Winning musical Next to Normal.
Sweetheart is All-State Music Champion, achieving the highest score in the 7 categories of adjudication for her Count’s page, Cherubino, performance of a solo aria for a Castrati, “Voi Che Sapete” from the Marriage of Figaro by Johannes Mozart.
Sweetheart began her career as a professional singer when she was in third grade performing with tour group The Helena Youth Choir.
Sweetheart is Montana’s Junior Miss 2008; the program is now titled Distinguished Young Women, a scholarship program for girls in high school that encourages through leadership & the platform “Be Your Best Self”.
Sweetheart is Executive Producer of 5 released albums: Namesake (06/28/2011), Score (04/13/2013) (billed as a ‘concept’ album), Jam (09/13/2015), Form (08/23/2016), & Bit (01/29/2019). Her debut record was an original single titled “Represent” (03/16/2011). Sweetheart released 9 mixtapes including (dates are approx.): Aim High, Don’t Look Down (03/20/2012); The RIP Monster (04/14/2012); Bale Money (April 24, 2013); Heart Note (12/20/2014), & Spread (03/28/2018). Sweetheart recorded multiple covers of note including: “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (Funny Girl), & “Defying Gravity” (Wicked) --- licensed to Sweetheart by Greydog for legal distribution. Sweetheart released cover album for Youtube: Mom’s Christmas Album.
Sweetheart directs & creates music videos, & writes all her original lyrics. Sweetheart owns 100% of her brand: Heartz.
She starred in 2 vlog Youtube series. She has modeled commercially. She licensed a song to Billy Stull (Universal EMI) in 2011. She was  managed for a time by Dominic Gutierrez of Avermara Music who did some stuff for Lil Wayne. With Dom, she was commissioned to write 2 songs for Carly Rae Jepsen.
Sweetheart will sign contracts on 3 songs in 2019 for Billy Stull's Four Carrot Publishing Label, to be used by major artists like Cardi B & Snoop Dogg.
Sweetheart is published illustrator on Captain Derek’s Dolphin Magic Boat, “a story Jana has lived firsthand as the firstmate..."  available in Amazon or Barnes & Noble. She's award winning poet for the Stars in Our Hearts competition sponsored by Stephen Colbert. Sweetheart is twice awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts as a poet orator.


Download link: https://we.tl/t-5aZbuIPPCs

(Sweetheart Media Package/Kit 2019)
Checkout B.O.S.S. Radio Live Review of Sweethearts album This Monday February  4th 9 pm on B.O.S.S. Radio
SweetheartOfficial.com

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

White Rappers topping First Week Sales

Top White Rappers, Putting Up The Numbers.


Brand Nubian Rapper Lord Jamar, made the bold claim that white rappers are guests in Hip Hop. And seeing it thru the eyes of the revolutionary, I can see his point of view, (Hip Hop was a major tool aimed to reinvent America). But, there's a crowd of people who see hip hop thru the eyes of a consumer and disagrees with the New York Rapper. Some site the spirit of hip hop dwells within us all, while others speak upon the financial success that each one has attained. 

So that prompted me to investigate this wild financial success that was attained by these white rappers, and save for Eminem, was shocked at what I found. Most of these artists have do well including traditional media such as CDs.

Now that says one thing to me. I don't know to many Black people that buy CD's, so it is safe to say that white people support one another. And, if you think they are trying to dominate hip hop, that should scare you.πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚...

Below is 6 of the top white rappers and their first week sales according to their last album. I guarantee you'll be shocked.


  1.   Eminem Kamikaze: Released August 31, 2018- 1st Week Sales 434,000 Equivalent sale/ 252,000 Traditional Sales
  2.   MGK Binge: Released Sept 21, 2018- 1st Week Sales 21,519 Equivalent 9,000 Traditional
  3.  G Eazy The Beautiful and Damned: Released Dec. 15,2017- 1st Week Sales 42000 Equivalent
  4.  Logic Young Sinatra IV: Released Sept 28, 2018- 1st Week Sales 167,000 Equivalent sales 122,000 traditional sales
  5.   Mac Miller Swimming: Released August 3, 2018-1st Week Sales 66,000 Equivalent 30,000 Traditional sales
  6.  Macklemore Gemini: Released September 22, 2018- 1st Week Sales 51,000 Equivalent Sales 27,000 Traditional Sales
  7. Image result for Tekashi 6ix 9ine Tekashi 6ix 9ine Dummy Boy: Release November 27th, 2018- 1st Week Sales 66,000 Equivalent sales 10,000 Traditional Sales




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Celebrity Marriage Over

Cardi B and Offset 

Celebrity Marriage in the Dumps

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Say it ain't so... Cardi B and Offset didn't even make it a year in matrimony. The Stripper turned Superstar, went to instagram in the twilight hours, to explain that even though they have alot of love for each other and they are great business partners, but things haven't been working out.
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 But to be honest who couldn't call it. This had Publicity Stunt written all over it. They may have had true love for each other. But, somewhere down the line, Hollywood made them happen. By it being a big story last year, the two rising stars started dating and after a few weeks Offset proposed. I was happy for them. But, in the back of my mind I couldn't help but wonder, "How long will it last." Not every celebrity marriage can't end up like Jada and Will Smith, but even they admit to having an open marriage. 
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And it's marriages like this that make me think of the slave masters "BREEDING" 2 negro slaves together that work hard, in the hopes of conceiving a child with their talent and work ethic. Only way to really verifiy this is to give it 16 yrs and lets see the life path that baby Kulture will choose for herself...

There you go..peace and love

15k Likes, 780 Comments - CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Instagram: "There you go..peace and love"

Sunday, December 2, 2018

[Video] Meek Mills talks justice reform.

Meek Mills talks Justice Reform on CNN


After listening to Meek Mill album, I have to say this young man has come a long way. Talking about Justice reform on CNN lets me know that he can be a real man and use his platform to talk about real issues. Check him out in his interview on CNN below.



Thursday, November 29, 2018

[New Album Release] Lil Baby "Street Gossip" Coming Soon

Lil Baby

Street Gossip


Lil Baby will be featuring Meek Mills, Gucci Mane and more on his upcoming Album Street Gossip dropping 11/30/2018. The Atlanta rapper has had a ball this year after dropping his debut album, Harder Than Ever, and his project with Gunna, Drip Harder, and who obviously will be on the Street Gossip Mixtape. 

After they landed single "Drip To Hard" in the top five of the Billboard 200, Lil Baby has been thrusted into a spotlight that won't dim anytime soon, save a Rico charge here or there.





Tuesday, November 27, 2018

[New Album] Mona Lisa by Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz

Mona Lisa

By Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz


This album could easily be the underground album of the year. Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz back in late October release this masterpiece which could easily dwarf all of the albums that came out this year. Check it out below...


Friday, November 9, 2018

Shots fired on set

Kanye almost catches slugs meant for 6ix9ine.

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Pitchfork reported that shots were fired on the set of a video for the controversial rapper, and no not Kanye this time but Tekashi 6ix9ine, newest song. No one was hit, but it is reported that Kanye left the set immediately. Nick Minaj wasn't scheduled to arrive later but it is clear Kanye may have a loose screw but he is not about to be catching rounds for anyone but hisself. After his altercation earlier this month with his bodyguard being shot, it seems people are not feeling the fact that he dodged prison with his Pedophile Case and received probation with a Sex Offender Registration.

I just keep thinking to myself who works with, let alone put their name behind, someone with a child sex case in their history. Unfortunately this is the sad present state of of my beloved HipHop.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Houston Area This weekend

Don't know whats going on in H-Town this Weekend?

J420
It's Fall but that doesn't mean there will be nothing to do but Netflix and Chill. Especially in the Houston Area. And Southside Bosses is determined to to bring you the happening events in the 281...




J420, a Chicago native has shared the stage and movie screen along with writing and producing music with some of the industry best. J420 started his journey to a career as a music and film producer in Grenada, MS. While participating as a member of a Local Rap group as a writer and music producer, J420 and a friend were cast as feature actors in a MGM movie. In 2007, J420 wrote and produced his first mini short film as an Independent filmmaker. As a client for a West Hollywood talent agency, J420 gained on hand experience that enabled him the opportunity to work on the set of the movie ”GAMER”. With the assistance of an Hollywood editor, J420 creativity as a producer/filmmaker has helped put his imprint within JHpTV9 Broadcasting Network company.






How artists stay Relevant.

Tips and tricks to get free publicity.

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Young thug is in jail because of a failed drug test while on probation for his September 2017 arrest on drug and firearms.

Jeffery Lamar Williams, AKA Young Thug, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, as well, as possession of XANAX, codeine, and ecstasy. He also had two firearms in his presence that, being a previous convicted felon, violates the law. In 2015, he caught a felony drug and gun charge that he beat prior to catching these newer charges. 

After pissing dirty for his probation officer he was immediately taken into custody prior to a scheduled arraignment. This will without a doubt be something his publicist will use in their next marketing scheme.
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Clifford Harris, AKA T.I., was arrested in 2007 for trying to buy illegal firearms from undercover federal agents. This was in response to the killing of his friend, bullets he say was meant for him. So as this wasn't a publicity stunt, it kept him in the headlines for almost a year as he was sentenced and then prepared for his prison stay by cutting one of his most mature Albums in his discography, PapertrailThe album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 568,000 copies in its first week, becoming T.I.'s highest debut sales to date, and the fourth highest debut of the year. The album was eventually certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 27, 2009. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, and is T.I.'s most successful to date.[1] The album spawned eight singles, four of which reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, with two singles peaking at number one.


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I'd be amiss if I didn't mention the artist that started all, my personal Favorite, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Born LeShane Parrish Crooks. Shakur began serving his prison sentence on sexual-assault charges at Clinton Correctional Facility on February 14, 1995. Shortly afterward, he released his Multi-Platinum album Me Against the World. Shakur became the first artist to have an album at number one on the Billboard 200 while serving a prison sentence. Me Against the World made its debut on the Billboard 200 and stayed at the top of the charts for four weeks. The album sold 240,000 copies in its first week, setting a record for highest first-week sales for a solo male rap artist at the time.

So as you can see controversy has always been at the core of the rap culture and seems to generate sales rather than the opposite which is awareness of the times. As your career evolves you will also have to find ways to stay relevant. As there will be artists that are vying for your spotlight. The king of it all right now seems to be Tekashi 6"9' as even though he made up the entire story showed up on Chief Keef block when told not to. So there will always be controversy the question is whats yours.