Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rap Radar Launching 3/9/09

I have partnered with Elliott Wilson to launch RapRadar.com... See below!


(New York, NY—February 24, 2009) Magazine editor, content creator, blogger, published author, and television producer Elliott Wilson announced today the launch of RapRadar.com, a new, groundbreaking online website focused on delivering urban music, entertainment and lifestyle news.

As a popular commentator whose takes on hip hop, culture and race are notoriously impassioned and heavy handed, Wilson is the legendary former editor-in-chief of XXL magazine and founding editor of xxlmag.com, as well as the executive producer of VH-1's highly-controversial ego trip's Miss Rap Supreme and its equally provocative predecessor, ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show. Wilson's work has been published in XXL, VIBE and Rolling Stone among other publications since 1992 and he has remained one of the most influential voices in music and entertainment media for nearly two decades.

Created to fill a necessary void in the way hip hop news, feature stories and content is covered and delivered online, Rap Radar will feature a continuously updated blog which showcases Wilson's infamous hard hitting, fresh and thought provoking point of view on the most buzz worthy topics in urban entertainment. The site will include exclusive Rap Radar interviews and videos as well as aggregation with attitude as Wilson provides biting, no-holds barred commentary on news. Whether it's behind the scenes flip cam footage from high profile events, audio from local radio interviews with artists, informed insight into the most scandalous celebrity controversy, or posting and reviewing the latest records and music videos first, Wilson will stay on the pulse of documenting hip-hop culture at the tireless pace that today's music fan demands.

"You have to adapt to the times if you still want to be a music journalist in this climate," Wilson asserts. "With Rap Radar, I'll be able to create some of my finest work. No one is as dedicated to documenting this culture as I am. This is not a job. It's not even really a career. It's my life."
On Wilson's boisterous blog roll, he will also cover R&B music, gossip talk, paparazzi scenes, and sports. Rap Radar claims all things that are connected and related to hip-hop culture. With more wit and punch than Perez Hilton and as many connections as the Huffington Post can muster, Rap Radar is poised to become hip-hop's defining destination.

Currently in beta, RapRadar.com will officially launch online on March 9th.

"Crack A Bottle"- Video Coming

Here is a still from the "Crack A Bottle" video which will be ready for the world within a couple of weeks. The video is directed by Syndrome and it's going to be bananas.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Drapes & Carpet

This product is now on the shelves in drugstores everywhere. I never knew that people would go to this length for beauty improvement. I don't understand whether women would use this to make their hair on their head match their hair down there or whether they would want some unique coloring down there or whether it's for graying or what. Also, why a special product for this? Wouldn't any old hair dye work or are there some special properties of this particular dye that make it more suitable for this purpose? Discuss.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crack A Record

The Eminem/Dr.Dre/50 Cent song "Crack A Bottle" has shot from #78 to #1 on Billboard's Hot100 and has broken an Itunes record. "Bottle" has the fastest selling digital single first week ever with 418,00 sales. Check out this Billboard article all about it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blink-182 Reunites

I know I'm not breaking any news here, but I'm glad to report for those who haven't heard that Blink-182 has reunited following their 4 year hiatus! At the 51st Grammy Awards Travis, Tom and Mark took the stage to present Best Rock Album (Coldplay won) and announced the big news. I had a chance to snap this photo of the three before they took the stage to make it official to the world...
We'll be managing the group as a continuation of represnting Travis and Mark (individually and as +44) along with Rick Devoe Management and couldn't be more proud and excited about the possibilities. Click here for the official Blink website and here for their Myspace page. Therein you'll find their official statement and be sure to check out the recession special $10 t-shirt prices, lasting through Feb. 22nd. More info on the way as it becomes available.

The Knux- MTVU House Band

Check out this link for The Knux on MTVU.com for their Artist of the week feature, a/k/a House Band or just click to watch below. It includes videos for "Bang! Bang!" and "Cappuccino" as we as an exclusive interview. Krispy explains his affinity for cullinary arts and Al talks about s'mores and cereal.

"Fire" video coming soon... real soon.