IAA NEW MUSIC VIDEO: DJ DRAMA F/ TYGA, WALE, AND ROSCOE DASH – “SO MANY GIRLS”
Feb 2013 18

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DJ Drama keeps the party going all night long in the video for “So Many Girls” featuring Tyga, Wale, and Roscoe Dash. The track can be found on Drama’s latest album  Quality Street Music.

Check out the video below!

IAA NEW MUSIC VIDEO: FRENCH MONTANA F/ RICK ROSS AND J.COLE – “Diamonds”
Feb 2013 18

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French Montana links up with Rick Ross and J.Cole for his hot and flashy video for “Diamonds,” a cut off his 2012 mixtape Mac & Cheese 3. Check out the video below!

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – DARIUS COLEMAN- PHILLY’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 18

SONY DSCPhiladelphia native Darius Coleman is a phenomenally talented and gifted young man, excelling not only in music, but equally in dance. He is an alumnus of the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia, PA. It is there his natural abilities were nurtured and cultivated, and was the perfect environment for such an artistic and passionate young man. He comes from a family rich in musical heritage and his love for music and singing is intrinsic in his design. Once you’ve heard him you could not easily disagree, he was born to sing! Darius has graced major stages both locally and abroad including the African American Heritage Festival, Settlement School of Music Charity Benefit Concert and the 2012 Philadelphia Comeback. He has also made numerous appearances in the ABC Network Thanksgiving Day and Cherry Blossom Parades. Most recently Darius was named as “Someone to look out for in 2013” by Philadelphia radio station HOT107.9fm. Everywhere he goes he is able to uplift, encourage, and mesmerize all who are present. His sound is rich and warm. His voice resonates with fire and passion and is sure to inspire as he blazes a trail of his own. So get ready for a revolution. The likes of which have not been seen before. If you’ve been waiting for radical change, your wait is over. Darius has the goods and is willing and able to deliver.

IAA:  What is your music background?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  I come from a family that is rich in musical and creative talents. That is where I first became aware of my gift. I was incredibly shy about my voice very early on and didn’t really want others to hear me. As I got older I began singing in the church choir where I gained some confidence. I had not realized that the sound I produced, was actually pleasant for other people to listen to. After that realization singing was like breathing, it just happened naturally. I went on to train at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts where I studied vocal musical and gained the balance of classical technique to combine with the raw passion and emotion of church singing. I have since completed two private vocal coaching studies and continue to learn to master my voice.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  I want to be able to empower, encourage, and inspire others to live their dreams and to be courageous enough to look adversity in the face and conquer it. I believe that music is the platform that will allow me to convey this message of hope and I plan to use the platform strategically to do so. Additionally, I love to sing! It wakes me up in the morning and it’s the last thing on my mind before I sleep. Being able to do that everyday and share what and how I feel with others is priceless. There’s nothing else like it!

IAA:  What are your songs about?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  My songs range in subject matter from life experience to having fun however, I prefer writing songs about love and relationship. I have a unique way of expressing myself and I enjoy discussing these topics from my perspective. I love the idea of love and because of that I have a soft spot in my heart for tender love ballads. More than anything, I hope to communicate who I am and how I feel as clearly and concisely as possible through my music.

IAA:   Who is your fan base directed towards?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  My fan base is directed toward females ages 18-40.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  Some of my musical influences include Kim Burrell, Michael Buble, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend, Brandy , Tank, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Beyonce and Frank Sinatra.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  I describe my voice and my music as vocal silk. You can wrap yourself in the warmth and comfort of my smooth, warm tenor voice. While also enjoying the head bopping, finger popping up tempo records. I enjoy music and musicality so you can anticipate warm beds of vocal harmony and raw, authentic emotion.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  There are a few things that make me a stand out artist. The first is my talent. God gave me a great ability and because I have learned how to manipulate and navigate my voice, I have a wider range of songs that I can sing and multiple vocal options for delivery. I am also a classically trained dancer and I include dance as a part of my stage show which will help to add to the quality of my stage show. Additionally, I possess a strong work ethic which I believe will help to set me apart from others who are trying to achieve the same goals as myself. Finally, I have an unbreakable determination that will push me to succeed . There is no quitting with me; it’s all or nothing.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  Right now I am putting the final touches on my forthcoming EP while continuing to write and submit songs to other major artists. I am also booking shows and performing in order to expand my fan base and make more people aware of me and my music!

IAA:  What are your career goals?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  I have many goals that I intend to realize. I plan to be a household name and to be the face of multiple companies in the way of endorsements. I plan to be a multi-platinum selling artist and to be a record breaking and record setting artist. I intend to pen classic records that people love and respect long after I am gone. I intend to change the perception of male singers in R&B as only being sex symbols who only sing about sex. I want to tell stories with my music and take people on a journey. I plan to have a clothing line of my own and to be the CEO of a multi-billion dollar luxury brand. I plan to collaborate with some of the artists I admire most and inspire the next generation to go for their dreams. I want to make a difference in the world so that when I am gone it will have been a better place because I lived. Within the next decade, I see all of the aforementioned having come to pass!

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

DARIUS COLEMAN:  You can friend me on Facebook: Darius Coleman. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @ dariuscoleman_ and subscribe to my youtube channel : youtube.com/dariuscolemanmusic

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IAA NEW MUSIC: LIL WAYNE F/ DRAKE AND FUTURE – ‘LOVE ME’
Feb 2013 14

lil-wayne-miami-heat-game_0Lil Wayne drops the video for this “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future just in time for Valentine’s Day.  “The concept of the video is really just to create awesome scenery, a scenery that everyone wanna be in,” Weezy told MTV News  of the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip.

Check out the video below!

IAA NEW MUSIC VIDEO: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE F/ JAY-Z – ‘SUIT AND TIE’
Feb 2013 14

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Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back again with his return to the stage in the video for   “Suit & Tie,” the lead single off his first album in six years, The 20/20 Experience, due March 19. Check out the video below!

DONALD TRUMP DISSES BEYONCE
Feb 2013 14

donald-trump-beyonceDonald Trump has a few words for Beyonce — and her Beyhive probably won’t like it! In an interview with Howard Stern, the real estate mogul said about Bey’s Super Bowl performance, “When Beyonce was thrusting her hips forward in a very suggestive manner, if someone else would have done that it would have been a national scandal. I thought it was ridiculous … I thought it was not appropriate.”

  • He continued, “There’s been no mention of [her scandalous behavior]. So obviously, it must not have been so bad. She gets a pass.”

BEYONCE SAYS HE HOPES HER DOCUMENTARY INSPIRES BLUE

In more other news, Beyonce says that she hopes her daughter Blue Ivy will be inspired by her upcoming documentary Life Is But A Dream. She told Popeater, “I hope that she will see all of the beautiful times (and) all the tough times that led up to her being here. I’m hoping that … it can comfort her and inspire her in her life when she needs it.”

Bey said that talking into a camera was very therapeutic for her. She said, “I really grew so much. This movie has really been my therapy. I’ve healed from so many wounds and I’ve been able to understand why some of the things I’ve been through, why I went through, so feel really proud, and hopefully I can inspire other people.”

  • She continued, “I felt that after 16 years of being a public singer, people didn’t know who I was. I will always keep certain things to myself because it’s only natural.”
  • Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream will premiere on Saturday (February 16th) on HBO at 9pm.
  • The singer will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter right before the documentary premiere at 8pm on OWN.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – DWOLO- ILLINOIS’ HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 14

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DWOLO:  I started off in high school writing lyrics in my notebook. It wasn’t until after high school did that I  decide began writing to beats and began recording. I went from a USB mic on my computer desk to a recording studio with proper mixing and mastering of a track.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

DWOLO:  I like to release music because I enjoy writing and recording. I feel like I have the talent and drive needed to get me where I want to go. When I make music that people enjoy, it motivates to make more music.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

DWOLO:  A lot of my songs come from funny ideas that cross my mind, or ideas I can relate too.  I want to spread a message as well as share my personal experiences.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

DWOLO:  I feel like almost anyone can listen to my music, because of the messages found in my songs. I fell like high school and college students can relate to my music the most.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

DWOLO:  My biggest musical influences were Eminem, Tupac 50 cent, Method Man, Kanye West and later on I became really into Hopsin, Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q logic, Asap Rocky, and  Flatbush Zombies

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people ?

DWOLO:  I would describe my music as sometimes being fun and comical and sometimes being serious and meaningful.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist ?

DWOLO:  I stand out from other artist because I am not cliché and I don’t make typical songs. I always do my best and I choose topics that people don’t talk about.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on

DWOLO:  I just recently put out a mix-tape titles “Just Another Day” not too long ago. You can currently find it on Youtube. The mix-tape revolves around a lot of suburban situations. I am currently working on making a few music videos to some of the songs on the mix-tape. I will also be releasing a 5 track EP in  the near future.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

DWOLO:  My career goal is to be successful in the music industry and become wealthy. I also want to be known globally. I see myself achieving my goals with the next 10 years or hopefully much sooner!

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

DWOLO:  My fans can find my music on Reverbernation, Youtube, Soundcloud.  I promote it on my Twitter and Facebook all the time. The best way to keep in contact with me is Facebook, and Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

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IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – MISS JERRE’- CHICAGO’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 13

miss-jerreBorn in New Orleans, Louisiana Miss Jerre’ (pronounced Jer-ray) views life from a perspective of appreciation. Already a resident of Chicago, Illinois during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, she still dealt with during that ordeal as a lot of her family still resided there.

An experienced songwriter, rapper, and actress/comedian Miss Jerre’ has been making studio recordings for 10 years and wrote her first song “Played” over 14 years ago. Her music is her solace and comes from her life experiences; her joy, triumphs, loss, and pain.

As an artist, her ultimate goal is to work behind the scenes utilizing her skills as a songwriter as well as have her own Wild ‘N’ Out formatted type show where she can display all of her talents in one venue. At the moment, she is currently performing at least once a week in the Chicago area and promoting her EP 25th Hour which is available on iTunes and Amazon.com

Miss Jerre’ lives by the motto All About #Success and would rather show it than talk about it. Even working on holidays, Miss Jerre’ stays committed to her craft, and dedicated to her grind.

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

MISS JERRE’:  I was born in New Orleans, LA and spent my early childhood there.  When I was 8, we moved to Albany, GA spending only 3 years there, then my family moved to Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago) when I was beginning 6th grade. I have spent the last 14 years in the “Chicagoland” area.

IAA:  What is your music background?

MISS JERRE’:  My music background consists of vocal training from choirs and choruses that I participated in through school programs beginning in the 5th grade. Other than that I have just been writing songs since the 6th grade and recording since I was 15.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

MISS JERRE’:  This is a two-part answer. Initially what inspired me to pursue music was being the new kid.  I had just moved to Evanston and I was awkward, I didn’t really know how to relate to everyone in their “cliques”.  Luckily for me an anti-violence poetry program called Shanti happened to come and work with my class for a few weeks.  My poetry ended up landing me major parts in the final performance, and was a way to help me relate to my class, so I kept writing.  As I kept writing my poems became songs. What keeps pursing my music is the same thing that almost made me quit. When I was 17 I lost my mother.  I took it hard and went through a lot over her death.  Almost a year ago I lost my grandfather (her father), and subsequently lost a horrible job behind my choice to go see him one more time. That’s when I decided that my Mom, my Grandpa, and all my other angels watching over me would want me to be making a way for myself; to honor them by living my dreams, not to mourn them and live in grief.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

MISS JERRE’:  I’m not trying to sound cliché, but my songs are about life.  They are my stories, and how I have overcome and even failed.  They are about love, heartbreak, success, failure, sex, drugs, loss, pain, and everything I have seen in my lifetime.  I make sure that I don’t overwhelm my listeners and deliver my message in a universal format that is catchy and easy to relate too.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

MISS JERRE’:  I write all of my own music.  I’m also working as a songwriter for other projects and building a diverse catalogue (r&b, alternative, hip-hop) to submit for major placements.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

MISS JERRE’:  I listen to a lot of R&B and Alternative artists simply because I dig melodies.  I am influenced by artists like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Drake, Cee-Lo, Bruno Mars, I also listen to Wiz Kalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Pries, and Kid Ink

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

MISS JERRE’:  I would describe it as eclectic.  I fully embrace the hip-hop culture, but I refuse to be put in a box as just a rapper, when I am a songwriter 1st and foremost.  I also infuse elements of R&B and Rock in MOST of my songs which is non-traditional for “rappers”.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

MISS JERRE’:  I take chances and risks with my music.  I’m not afraid to be different. I’ll jump in the booth, try something crazy and if it doesn’t work I delete it and try something else.  A lot of artists are scared to take risks and just follow the latest trends.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

MISS JERRE’:  Currently I’m working on my 50 song catalogue for placements and aiming to complete 20-30 features by the end of 2013.  I will also be shooting 3 videos this year.  “A Million” is the 1st and will be shot Feb 16th.

IAA:  What are your career goals?  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

MISS JERRE’: In 10 years I will hopefully have a Grammy, but I will at least have written a few Top 10 Billboard hits and even more in the Top 100.

IAA:  How can fans access your music and contact you?

MISS JERRE’:  Fans can reach me at  Twitter.com/missjerre  Instagram.com/missjerre  Facebook.com/missjerre  reverbnation.com/missjerre

 

 

 

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LIL WAYNE GETS KICKED OUT OF MIAMI HEAT GAME!
Feb 2013 12

lil-wayne-miami-heat-game_0According to tweets by the rapper, he was removed from a Miami Heat/LA Lakers game this weekend.

So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat

However, according to nearby fans, that’s not what happened. Following a string of tweets by an onlooker who goes by the name of Danny Vega, Wayne got in an argument with a Heat fan and gestured that he had a gun. Security took this as a threat and removed him from the game.

Random guy yelled at Lil Wayne at #MiamiHEAT game. Weezy looked back, gave him a mean stare & gestured he had a gun. Weezy just got into argument with security at the #MiamiHEAT game. He got kicked out for gun gesture.

Someone else tweeted:
“LOL @LilTunechi saying he got kicked out #MiamiHEAT game for being a #lakers fan. Its cuz he made a gun gesture at someone. Around white ppl. There are mostly old rich folks & ppl with kids sitting around him. I think he’s a Kobe fan. But he always cheers for the opposing team in miami.”

Lil Wayne has a history of showing anger towards the Heat.  In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, a few years ago he said that the Heat players never acknowledge him and that’s why he doesn’t like them.

Meanwhile, ex-NBA baller Jalen Rose says when a person is paying top dollar for courtside season tickets, you should show them a little respect.

There’s a certain level of etiquette that you have to pay season ticket holders especially if they are celebrities. So if I’m Lil Wayne and I’m paying six figures for some courtside seats at the Miami Heat game, it’ll be cool if the hometown team will just give me a head nod or some dap every now and then. I’m here to represent the squad.” Closing with, “Lil Wayne is a mogul, it’s only right to pay respect to Lil Tunechi.

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