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Breaking a Monster DVD Giveaway Chronicles the Growing Popularity of Metal Band Unlocking the Truth

Striving to achieve your goals, no matter what challenges stand in your way, is an admirable choice for anyone. But determinedly pursuing your dreams as teenagers can become even more of an obstacle. But the young trio that makes up the metal band, Unlocking the Truth, prove the struggles can ultimately pay off. The musicians’ journey is presented in the documentary, ‘Breaking a Monster,’ which RLJ Entertainment is set to release next Tuesday, October 11 on Digital, VOD, iTunes and DVD. In celebration of ‘Breaking a Monster’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a DVD of the documentary. To enter, email us at Let us know that  [ Read More ]

Hip Hop Artist Chuckie Campbell Announces His Taking Back Tomorrow Tour

Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction have announced that their promotional tour for their new album, ‘Taking Back Tomorrow,’ will run through September 5, primarily across the western United States. The award-winning Buffalo hip hop artist is set to complete his current tour on September 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction’s North American Summer Tour: The West also features fellow Buffalo hip-hop-rap-new school artist, G Premacy, who’s performing selective tracks from his album, The Move. ‘Taking Back Tomorrow’ features some of today’s most groundbreaking voices, including Iesha Green (who shares songwriting credits with Rihanna) and Heidi Feek (the daughter of country music stars, Joey and Rory Feek).  [ Read More ]

Regina Spektor’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps Music Video Premieres to Support Kubo and the Two Strings

The new music video showcasing Sire Records artist Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ has officially debuted. The video’s premiere supports the song being included on Warner Bros. Records’ original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ which is now available. The track can also be heard in the upcoming animated family movie. ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is set to be distributed in theaters nationwide this Friday by animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features. The companies have released the following synopsis for the adventure film: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed  [ Read More ]

Bazodee Celebrates New Caribbean-Inspired Bollywood Music with Official Trailer and Poster

The devoted daughter of a hard-working businessman is proving her loyalty to her father, while also discovering her true love, in the official trailer and poster for the upcoming musical film, ‘Bazodee.’ The romantic drama, which is set to be released in theaters on August 5, was directed by Todd Kessler and written by Claire Ince. ‘Bazodee’ stars Natalie Perera as the daughter, Kabir Bedi as her father, Machel Montano as her love interest, as well as Teneille Newallo, Rahul Nath, Chris Smith, Valmike Rampersad, Staz Nair and Kriss Dosanjh. In anticipation of the romantic musical’s theatrical release, Montano, who’s known as the King of Soca, has also unveiled the  [ Read More ]

FilmOn and Dame Dash TV Creating Lifestyle Programming For the Millennial Generation

The idea that opposites do attract is taking on a whole new meaning. FilmOn TV, the biggest online platform for free television and programming, is further uniting fans of such diverse musical styles as Latin and Urban, and distinct hobbies as celebrity news, sports, cars and travel, with its 59 new channels. More than a dozen additional channels are also set to go live in the coming weeks and months. The 59 new channels that were recently launched by FilmOn TV, which is owned by founder Alki David, include: Oi2 Media has released its first 50 global and free audio-stream music channels and radio stations, and is set to release  [ Read More ]

FilmOn and Dame Dash TV Creating Lifestyle Programming For the Millennial Generation

Dame Dash TV (DDTV) is set to deliver the latest lifestyle news to the Millennial Generation, as the lifestyle network has partnered with FilmOn. DDTV, which is now live, can be found under the Celebrity TV genre on, the world’s largest streaming TV and radio network. The lifestyle network, which can also be accessed directly through its homepage on FilmOn’s official website, features scripted and unscripted content that focuses on music, movies, fashion art and information. DDTV follows Damon Dash, who’s best known for working with Jay Z and Kareem Burke to co-found Roc-A-Fella Records, for which he also served as the CEO, exploring the latest lifestyle trends. One  [ Read More ]

Singer-Songwriter Christian O. Reveals We Got Tonight In New Lyric Video

Leaving listeners with a deliberate sense of self-empowerment is a vital component for all soulful musicians. Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Christian O., is naturally inspiring his fans with his latest song, ‘We Got Tonight,’ for which he has recently released a lyric video. The New York City native, who is currently living in Los Angeles, has released six singles since he arrived on the West Coast last October. Christian is now preparing to unveil his debut EP, ‘A Little Bit of Everything,’ this month, and is set to drop his first studio album in August. The poet is also about to distribute his third music video, while on pre-production of the fourth.  [ Read More ]

Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders Exclusive Clip Shows the Inside Story of the Rappers' Murder Investigations

American society has long been enthralled with Hollywood history and true crime mysteries, particularly when the two intriguingly intersect. The upcoming documentary, ‘Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders,’ offers a powerful glimpse into both pop culture history and true crime stories, as it gives an unprecedented inside look into the investigation into two of the most high-profile celebrity murders in Hollywood history, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. In honor of the film’s distribution on Monday, Shockya has an exclusive new clip, titled ‘Murder Rap – Puffy and the Crips.’ The clip, as well as the film, commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shakur’s death in September 2016, which is  [ Read More ]

Meet Marlon Wayans' Mr. Black in Fifty Shades of Black Soundtrack Giveaway

The best way to show your love of someone is often through music and comedy. Actor Marlon Wayans is once again showing his appreciation of spoofing popular films with his upcoming comedy, ‘Fifty Shades of Black,’ and its official hip-hop and R&B-inspired soundtrack. In celebration of the comedy and its accompanying record’s release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a CD copy of ‘Fifty Shades of Black’s official soundtrack. To enter, email us at Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ soundtrack contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until the soundtrack’s release date next Friday to enter, and you  [ Read More ]


Celebrate the Holidays with Festive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 11 - 2015 0 Comment
Miley Cyrus Christmas Sweater

Spending quality time with family and friends during the holiday season can be the most exciting and rewarding experience for many people. But for others, their time is even more gratifying if they honor their relationships by giving their loved ones exhilarating presents. So Shockya has complied a list of the most thrilling and intriguing rewards of 2015 with a festive holiday gift guide, which is in part inspired by some of everyone’s favorite celebrities. One of the most celebrated gifts in recent years is the holiday sweater, which many people love to wear for any occasion, especially parties. The inventive Scottish-based website, MorphCostumes, features such creative designs as the  [ Read More ]


Remember when Tupac came back from the dead and performed with Snoop Dogg at Coachella? Well, a new trend in entertainment is about to sprout with “live” performances on dead superstars via hologram. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Apollo Theater in New York City is planning to bring Billie Holiday back from the dead in a new 3D hologram performance. There’s a whole new show being planned with new music accompaniment, script, and stage show with Lady Day herself (in hologram form). The new technology behind the Billie Holiday hologram is from California technology company Hologram USA, who is also planning new performance from other deceased musicians and  [ Read More ]

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Chief Keef To Release Double Album Bang 3

Posted by philip On August - 19 - 2015 0 Comment

Alki David continues to wow with his impressively off-kilter ventures. The CEO of FilmOn, David’s just launched FilmOn Music, which distributes tunes through MondoTunes. Today, FilmOn Music has their first major signing with Chief Keef coming aboard for a whopping $2.5 Million, two album deal. The first of these will be a double album entitled Bang 3, the first part of Bang 3 was “leaked” on August 4th, with part 2 being released on September 18th, but is available for pre-order here. You can also hear the single “Bouncin’” and download it as well. From there, Chief Keef will go on a multi-city tour to support the album, and will  [ Read More ]

Anakando Media Group

Alki David’s Anakando Media Group aims to create even more content for music fans. The company has signed a deal with MondoTunes to create a brand new channel that will give artists a new opportunity for getting their music to the public. The deal with MondoTunes will allow David to create MondoVideo. As The Wrap states, MondoVideo will distribute original programming created by FilmOn, and Hologram USA, all platforms created by David. “With MondoTunes we really are democratizing the world of music – giving tools to artists that let them operate at the same level as an artist with a major label,” said David. “And the platform will work  [ Read More ]


Hologram USA To Bring Patsy Cline Back to the Stage

Posted by monique On June - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline, the first lady of country music, is still capturing the hearts of millions with her special brand of relatable songs and personality. The country star, the first woman to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, will also become the first country star (and first woman) to become immortalized in hologram form. Cline, who was tragically killed in a 1963 plane crash, will be brought back to the stage via Hologram USA. As BBC News states, Hologram USA is planning on the Cline hologram concert to start in 2016. The concert will feature Cline’s classic hits, such as “Crazy,” “Walking After Midnight” and many more. Also  [ Read More ]

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Friction-Michael Hutchence-INXS

INXS was one of the biggest bands of the late ’80s and ’90s, but the band’s career was severely affected by the death of their legendary lead singer, Michael Hutchence. However, fans of the band and Hutchence would be excited to know that they’ll be able to hear Hutchence sing once more in an unreleased solo song. Hutchence had many solo projects in his career, and this particular song, “Friction,” plus two remixes, will be available to fans Sept. 1 through PledgeMusic. PledgeMusic is also selling a commemorative T-shirt designed by fashion designer Astrella, the daughter of Donovan, through her Next Musical T’s Design contest. The contest allows for fans  [ Read More ]

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