Feb 2013 22


Wale runs the streets of  Las Vegas in the video for “Street Runner,” a cut off his 2012 mixtape Folarin.  Check out the video below!

Feb 2013 21

DOIAA:  What is your music background?

D.O:  Well, I have been writing since I was 9 years old, but never really was financially stable enough to afford studio time. In December of 2011, I was offered free studio time. Ever since then I have been able to record and pursue my music career the way I want. My fan base has been growing rapidly ever since.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

D.O:  I just love music all around, in every way. I love giving my fans the music I love to hear. The feedback I receive keeps me pushing out new music. Music is my life, my dream, and my ambition. I will always pursue music despite any obstacles. My biggest inspiration comes from my fans. My fans are my family.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

D.O:  My songs are about different things. I write about what I have experienced in life and what I set out to be in the future. I like to make party music, storytelling music, and anything thrown my way.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

D.O:  Yes, I write my own music. All around it’s the best part about making it.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

D.O:  My biggest influence would have to be Eminem. I listen to a lot of MGK. He is one of my biggest influences as of now.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

D.O:   I would describe my music in a few different ways. Depending on what I am aiming for, I would say I like to make story telling, lyrical, and party/club music. I like to make music that my fans want to hear. I want to make music that you can feel, relate, and bob your head too.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

D.O:  I believe that no two artists are the same. I have my own flow and personality. I feel that my outlook on music is very different from most peoples. Every song I make I feel like I can do better. I inspiring myself to do better each time, on each track.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on? – D.O:  Currently, I am working on a few singles. I am also working on my second mix-tape that will be titled “Still Breathing”. It’s called “Still Breathing” due to surgery I just recently had on my lung. My lungs  collapsed 3 times and this 3rd time they decided to do surgery. I now have a 95% chance it will never happen again because nothing is guaranteed 100%. Going thru this career of music not letting anything stop me. Music is my passion.

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

D.O:  My career goals are to inspire and change lives through music. I would also love to tour the world. In 10 years, I see myself still making music, inspiring, and changing peoples’ lives.  I would also love to have toured the world and help younger, upcoming artists reach their goals as musicians as well as I can.

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

D.O:  My music can be accessed on many different sites like www.reverbnation.com/dopinker , www.youtube.com/dylanopinker , and www.facebook.com/d.opinker . I can also be contacted by fans at DoMusic100@yahoo.com and www.twitter.com/domusic100.







Feb 2013 20


Dutch DJ/Producer Afrojack has teamed up with Chris Brown’s to tear up the dance floor with his latest track, “As Your Friend”.  Produced by Afrojack, Polow Da Don, Leroy Styles, and DJ Buddha, check out this  crazy EDM track below.


Feb 2013 20

cam'ron-adrienne-boshAfter Lil Wayne announced Sunday night that he had sex with Chris Bosh’s wife Adrienne, another rapper has steeped up and put her on blast.  

It’s no secret that Adrienne Bosh is well known for being a hard core groupie on the party scene. Once she married a NBA baller, she did a complete change, and went from groupie to Stepford Wife.

Apparently the men who knew her in her groupie lifestyle aren’t fooled by her new image.  Cam’Ron is the latest rapper to put her on blast.  The Dipset member posted the above throwback pic of Ms. Adrienne–before she met Bosh–and blasted her for getting it in with his homie.

My man @britishthetitan been had bosh wifey under wing b4 Wayne. Lol she use to be pissy drunk in my club in da Cincinnati


Pic via Instagram

Feb 2013 20

showtbodestakksIAA:  What is your music background?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  I just love all genres of music. I am a beat person, if you got a good beat you got my all around attention. I listen to lyrics also.  If you trying to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and all you have is the jelly then it won’t work. So that is what I keep in mind with my music. I want my listeners to have the whole thing and that’s what I like in the artist I listen to.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  The drive for being a musician comes from both sides of my family. Both my grandfathers were musicians. Eddie Lane is my grandfather who had his own band named Phaze 2 . My uncle (his son) is Micheal Lane aka Mico Wave who was signed to Columbia Records. Michael played alongside his brothers Chris Lane and Ricky Lane.  Music  is in my blood. My Inspiration comes from them as we’ll as a lot of other people.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  My songs are about real life situations, experiences, feelings, and problems.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  I write my own music and do most of the recording.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:   I am influenced by Da Brat, Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill, Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, LL cool J, Kris’s Kross, and Onyx.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  My music is cocky, explicit, versitile, motivational, and on 100 at all time.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  I stand out because I am a stud an I represent the LGBT community .

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

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  I’ m trying to get my ” Initiate Intimidation” Vol 1, mix-tape done and start selling my clothing line named “KidKand” (kid candy)

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

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:  I see my self 10 years from now with my own label and my team taking over the industry!

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

SHOWTBODE STAKKS:   www.facebook.com/showtbodestakks Reverbnation.com/Showtbodestakks Showtbodestakks@hotmail.com YouTube: Showtbode Stakks(TV) Twitter @stakksknodat







Feb 2013 19

adrienne-williams-smooth-3According to Global Grind, Mrs. Bosh, then Adrienne “short stack” Williams, was a regular in the industry nightlife and she worked up quite a rep for herself. They say she was a always seen in the VIP sections at a lot of popular Atlanta nightclubs back in the day. Wayne messed with the Cincinnati, Ohio native back when she was still modeling for magazines like Smooth, but things turned sour when she allegedly scammed Lil Wayne out of a lot of money.  Adrienne told Lil Wayne she was sick with cancer and needed money for treatment. When Weezy gave her the cash, she vanished. Word got back to Lil Wayne that she hustled him, but he wrote it off and charged it to the game. It’s also believed that Chris Bosh knew about her modeling and nightlife past before he married her. She seems to have changed her life. As far as Wayne’s comments about sleeping with Chris Bosh’s wife, Global Grind’s source says, “Wayne would never lie on his d*ck.”

Feb 2013 19

Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Party - ArrivalsMusic mogul Clive Davis reveals that he is bisexual in his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life. The 80-year-old opens up about dating both men and women and how a booze-fueled night during “the era of Studio 54” opened him up to the idea of being in a same-sex relationship.

After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music. Having only had loving relationships and sexual intimacy with women, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have that with a male, and found that I could.

I never stopped being attracted to women. Bisexuality is misunderstood; the adage is that you’re either straight or gay or lying, but that’s not my experience. To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate.

Feb 2013 19

drake-2011-juno-awards-01While partying with his YMCMB family in Houston at All Star Weekend, Drake addressed rumors that he will sign with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation.

  • While on stage at Stereo Live, Drake said, “I want to say happy birthday to the man that made this s**t all possible, he goes by the name of Stunna, Birdman, Baby I need you all to make some motherf**kin’ noise. I want to say to you as I’m standing in front of you tonight, as a man that’s about to be with Young Money/Cash Money for a lot of…I don’t know how many albums. I’m just here to ride for my team and I’m happy to see that s**t.”

Reports say that Drake was turned away from a Hollywood nightclub because Chris Brown was partying inside. According to TMZ, sources say that Drake was trying to get into Playhouse and bouncers didn’t let Drizzy in because they didn’t want any drama. They also knew that Rihanna would be joining Chris later — so they asked Drake to go party somewhere else. Chris was insider celebrating an anniversary party for a clothing brand called Popular Demand.

  • The site reported that Drake handled the rejection like a gentlemen and just left.


Feb 2013 19

elleevenGroovetronics: That’s how electronic/dance act Ellee Ven personifies her musical signature: a fusion of rock, pop, rap and electronica. Somehow, the mesh of seemingly disparate elements unifies for an upbeat ethereal grab bag of tribal beats and treats, accompanied by Ven’s dreamy, girlish vocals, which lie somewhere between Stacey Q and Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn. Seventh full-length CD “Her Wildcat Lovin Majesty”— featuring accompaniment from Antony Lee on guitars, is vast in its stylistic presentation, from the trippy, trance-inspired “Under My Skin” and dark, Depeche Mode-conjuring “Signals” to blippy ‘80’s-reminiscent “What Am I Running From,” rock/rap jam “Next To You” (featuring a rap from Prodéje) and stripped-down acid flashback “Wonder Where These Roads Will Lead.” The common theme throughout is a positive, mood-enhancing flow, suited to Saturday nights in clubland—acknowledged by Ven’s recognition with a nod as Artist of the Year at the 2009 South Bay Music Awards and winner of the 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards’ Electro Pop Artist of the Year. Who needs chemical enhancement? Ellee Ven’s “Majesty” is one fervent elixir.


IAA:  What is your music background?

ELLEE VEN:  I am not classically trained though I participated in theater as a child.

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

ELLEE VEN:  Because I feel writing combines my most natural talents and because music is a great unifier.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

ELLEE VEN:  Love, change, growth.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

ELLEE VEN:   Anyone who appreciates the journey more than the destination.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

ELLEE VEN:  Sade, Madonna, Lisa Stansfield, Janis Joplin, Alicia Keys

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people ?

ELLEE VEN:   Groovetonics…makes you move, lifts your mood

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist ?

ELLEE VEN:  I don’t write for an audience per say. In fact my music is very much a part of my evolution and reflects the many ways we change personally and professionally.  My fans seem to appreciate that.

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

ELLEE VEN:   GIveintothegroove 2013! It’s an annual charity event we have produced and it combines tons of local talent in the name of local causes.

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

ELLEE VEN: Hopefully producing other events and artists while continuing to write and perform myself.

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

ELLEE VEN:  By visiting www.elleeven.com or emailing giveintothegroove@me.com