The JewelsByLisa brand is experiencing exciting new developments with stockists in LA and the launch of Studio 11- a new weekly style blog which promises to be a fashion wonderland which defines all things uber cool, fashion-conscious, and styl-ized.
A mixtape is definitely a good tool to help create a fanbase, and with the right exposure and support, it could be instrumental in taking your career to the next level. However, I believe that as far as the music industry goes, we are once again back in the 60's music era of selling singles. It's all about singles, singles are all that's selling, and really if you have a hot single, you'll get major label attention quicker than if you had a hot mixtape. Just look at the ATL rap group Travis Porter. These dudes are touring of 1 single they are in the middle of major label bidding wars concerning their future, their video is on MTV and their fanbase is growing by the minute. Now I might not like their music, but their format is impressive. Put out hot singles, let them chart, get a demand for shows, get the labels fighting over you sell some millions in singles via itunes and maybe sign a 1 or 2 album deal that will allow you to keep your masters, and leave the situation if at anytime the label seems to not meeting their half of the deal.
According to Jaguda.com Nigerian superstar entertainer D'Banj of Mo-Hits record just signed an exclusive international record deal with a very prominent International record Label which will soon be announced. This is great news to me as I've been predicting that Nigerian music is about to take the world by storm. However I didn't think D'banj would be the artist to break through though. I felt M.I would be the artist that would actually open the door seeing as his style of music is similar to that of American mainstream hip-hop. Below is an excerpt taken from Jaguda.com.
''Naija Superstar D’Banj is in the process of finalizing a major international record contract. The source is a staff of one of the major international labels, here is his/her account of events:
It was during a meeting at the record label that I work with (One of the largest international record labels), this particular meeting is a weekly meeting to review new and potential signings. I reviewed the items on the agenda and suddenly I saw the name D’Banj. I was like ah na our boy?! (Didn’t say that out loud though…hehe). The VP leading the meeting led us through how he “discovered” D’Banj at a recent event in LA. From the figures they mentioned, our boy is getting major $$$ for him and million dollar budget for promotion and artist development - the plan is to give him a major international push. Even compared to what they offer ‘urban’ stars, the contract is way above that. Very major! I was proud o''.
Nigeria rapper Da Grin real nam(Dapo Olaitan Olaonipekun) ,dies at a very early age of 23 by way of devastating car accident.....Da Grin was officially pronounced dead by the doctors sometime between 8:30 and 8:45pm local time at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). His death was confirmed to the public by his family....My prayers go out to them and may his soul R.I.P.
Just got the news that the legendary GURU of the iconic rap group ''Gangstarr'' just passed this morning at the young ag of 43 due to cancer complications. May his soul rest in Peace, my prayers go out to his entire family and DJ Premier the other half of Gangstarr.....One of the realest emcees to ever touch a mic...always will be a fan...
Manish Law and Buckhead Entertainment present Manish Law's new online single ''SIXTYSICK'' featuring Black Jackson and prod by Corey J. Listen and download the single using the link below and enjoy............
As you guys can see there are alot of curse words and phrases on this shirt lol, and it looks like Mrs Carter is definitely a fan, she wore it at her recent Coachella performance with husband Jay-z......The design is cool I must say!!
The Air Jordan 20 serves as inspiration, lending its signature laser engraved look to two different colorways for May.
The first shoe isblack all over, with patent appearing on the midfoot, toe and toe box. The heel panel is suede and matches the grey outsole perfectly. The second shoe is white mostly, with hits of red and black on the ankle and heel, respectively. Both feature the aforementioned laser designs in their quarter panels and also make use of a similar print on their liners.
The black ones the black ones, the black ones lol........
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