Saturday, May 21, 2011

David Rush Birthday Party

 David Rush (rt.ctr.) with family and friends.

Chris Michael's in NJ played host to the birthday celebration for XBMG/Universal recording artist David Rush last night. It was a wall to wall affair of partygoers shaking off the effects of the cabin fever this winter brought. Shorts, mini dresses, tees and halter tops were the items of choice for the ladies and the fellas were finally free to come out in just a shirt.

Guests rocked out to the music of DJ Mark Amatucci as he took us through "fist pumping" staples, Hip-Hop and Reggaeton and a new track released by Rushia just for his birthday. Check below to listen and download.

I had a great time hanging out and throwing my fist to the sky like a pro. A very happy birthday wish to David Rush. Another year in the bag, Baby! POWZER! Here's to many more. Check out these select photos from the night...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 Commercial


First and foremost, a HUGE thank you to Purple Steel Productions' Christine Pigott for putting this together so beautifully! 

Here is the premiere of my first commercial. I've been courting this idea for months and finally, I have a finished product. If you follow this blog, you know that I'm always pushing to be more creative, unique and inspirational. I'm very happy and proud to reveal this to you all and I hope that you will share it with others.

Without further ado....

'Monumental' Teaser

'Monumental' is legendary producer Pete Rock teamed up with Duck Down pioneers Smif N Wessun. This backpacking Hip-Hop nerd delight is scheduled for a June 28th release.  This teaser video features the track "That's Hard" featuring D-Block's Styles P and Duck Down's own Sean Price.

The couple of leaks I've heard so far are heavy on the head nod, so I'm looking forward to this album. Duck Down has been on a total rampage since Sean Price's string of mixtapes reignited the label starting around 2003.  They've become one of the most exemplary independent labels in the industry, inspiring several copycats.

Check the teaser below and let me know what you think.

Young Jinsu - In Studio Footage

Check out this exclusive in-studio footage of Young Jinsu working on some new music with Grammy award winning producer Dawuan Parker. Dawaun has some incredible credits under his belt! Signed to Aftermath, he's produced huge hits for Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Eminem. Video is low quality but the sounds are the focus anyway. Listen to Jinsu talk through ideas and freestyle over a couple of beats.

This is a great look for Jinsu. He's constantly evolving and sharpening the skills that earned him the name Jinsu in the first place. I can't wait to hear what his first major release sounds like!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Vote for a 2011 Black Weblog Award!


I'm so pleased and excited to announce that has been nominated for several Black Weblog Awards! I've worked very hard on providing unique and enjoyable content and this nod of approval is a huge encouragement. If you are one of the people that took the time out of your day to nominate me, I GREATLY appreciate you.

The job is not yet complete, however. Now, I'll need you to vote! You only get 1 vote per computer, so please be sure to vote accurately. Be sure to vote for in each category I've been nominated for.  You'll have to vote in all categories so be prepared to spend a minute or two voting.  If you don't know who to vote for, spend a little time browsing the blogs and if you still can't decide, there is a "No Vote This Category" option.

Here are the categories the blog has been nominated for:

Best Hip-Hop Blog
Best Music Blog
Best Photography Blog
Best Lifestyle Blog

The winners will be announced live on July 9th in Los Angeles.  I will most certainly be there to document the experience so that I can share with you all.