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Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Exclusive Interview with rapper DaForce Dawg DaForce Dawg is an unconventional rapper, not only because he’s originally from Canada, not only because as an enfant prodige he took a guitar in his hands at the age of 5, the drums at 9 and by the time he was ten years old he had his own band. His being out of the ordinary can be spotted straight away in his sound and multi platform stages: his free-flowing style, over hitting hip-hop beats, magically blends with his strong social media presence. His talents as a producer has made him sought after by many independent artists, and despite he was approached by Warner  [ Read More ]

Ashanti Releases New Single Early in the Morning Featuring French Montana

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ashanti released her new single, ‘Early in the Morning,’ featuring French Montana, today, in support of her latest studio album, ‘Braveheart.’ The musician’s latest song and #1 independent record, which was released by Written Entertainment/eOne Music, are now available on iTunes. The video for ‘Early in the Morning’ premiered today on VEMO, and is also set to be featured on BET’s ’106 and Park’ on Monday, October 20. Ashanti will be on hand to introduce the video on the hip hop and R&B countdown show. The video for ‘Early in the Morning’ was shot at P. Diddy’s studio, Daddy’s House, and was directed by Eif Rivera. The helmer  [ Read More ]

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Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Fans of The Velvet Underground must read this article, because there’s some big information about one of the band’s most legendary albums. The band’s 1969 self-titled third album is coming back for a 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition. “The Velvet Underground” will be re-released by Polydor/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) as a six-cd set with 65 tracks, featuring different mixes (including the remastered stereo mix by MGM house engineer Luis Pastor “Val” Valentin), a set of 1969 recordings from The Record Plant in New York City (recordings that were supposed to make up their fourth album), live recordings from The Matrix in San Francisco and a case-bound book and liner notes  [ Read More ]

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Tina Turner Museum Opens in Tennessee

Posted by monique On September - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
Tina Turner

Fans of Tina Turner know all about her quaint upbringing in a small Tennessee town called Nutbush. In fact, that small town is the inspiration for “Nutbush City Limits.” Now, that small upbringing has not only been immortalized in song, but also in the preservation Turner’s childhood schoolhouse. The one-room schoolhouse Turner grew up in has been restored and turned into the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School. According to ABC News, more than 100 people came to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the museum, located on the grounds of Brownsville, TN’s West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. Fans in attendance came as far away as the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.  [ Read More ]

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Peace One Day

Five-time Grammy nominee Akon will headlined the Peace One Day concert at the international airport at Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Sept. 21. FilmOn’s ETV.com will stream the concert to viewers worldwide for free. Even though the service is free, you will still be able to donate to Peace One Day through ETV.com’s “tip” function. Alki David discussed why he’s adamant about giving back through ETV.com. “This easy way to donate is a big part of why I built ETV,” said David in a statement. “We’re developing culture of openness, respect and giving–in contrast to existing corporate pay-per-view systems.” “Peace One Day is one of the most inspiring projects in  [ Read More ]

Hip-Hop-Weekly

Hip Hop Weekly Magazine is partnering with FilmOn Networks to air its All Access Soundstage and Interview Suite during the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend Sept. 19. The event, which will take place at Atlanta’s Billboard Studios and will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, will feature select performances, exclusive interviews, a gifting suite and a private red carpet. Even better, the event will be live-streamed for free on FilmOn’s new platform, ETV.com. If you’re feeling generous, all tips will go to the charity Peace One Day. So who can you expect to see during the event? Expected artists include Cash Out, Yo Gotti, Wiz Khalifa, Snootie Wild,  [ Read More ]

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The press conference for the Dec. 6 rap battle between Cassidy and Dizaster promised rap fans that there would be awesome lyrics, huge smack talk and tons of hostility. According to TV Mix, the press conference and “Lyrical Weigh-In” for the pay-per-view rap battle on FilmOn’s new Battle Rap TV featured Fresh Coast Media Group’s Lush One acting as the middle ground for the two rappers. “We learned tonight there is far more genuine animosity between Diz and Cas than we could have ever fathomed,” said Lush One. “This is going to be heated.” Cassidy, who appeared at the conference via hologram from the Bahamas–remember, Alki David also has his  [ Read More ]

FilmOn’s Preparing for its First Live Rap Battle!

Posted by monique On August - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
FilmOn's Preparing for its First Live Rap Battle

Alki David’s FilmOn is preparing for its first rap live rap battle! The battle will be part of FilmOn’s new channel created by David and rapper Lush One, which you can read more about here. Two rappers, Cassidy and Dizaster, will go head to head to see who’ll come out on top. Before the battle takes place, everyone will see what Cassidy and Dizaster are working with during a live press conference. The press conference will take place Thursday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. PST. The announcement is below the post. Of course, you’ll be able to see the conference on FilmOn, so if you’re not using the service already,  [ Read More ]

FilmOn Celebrates Hip-Hop Culture with WHO?MAG Channels

Posted by monique On August - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
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You might have read ShockYa’s article about the latest live interactive channel coming to FilmOn, a battle rap channel created by FilmOn’s Alki David and rapper Lush One. The channel will feature many big names in the battle rap genre as well as celebrity guests like Drake and the Wu-Tang Clan. Until that channel gets up and running, you can watch other coverage of the urban music scene with WHO?MAG TV and WHO?MAG Video Vision. We’ve already covered this channel on ShockYa, but with FilmOn’s increased interest in rap and hip-hop, it’s pertinent to highlight these two channels. Both channels promise its viewers tons of coverage of the hip-hop and  [ Read More ]

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FilmOn is delving into the battle rap game with street rapper Lush One’s Fresh Coast Media Group. FilmOn is promising to do for battle rap what the UFC did for MMA with a new partnership between Filmon Networks and Fresh Coast Media Group. The channel promises to be “raw, visceral and dedicated to building a massive audience for what has been an incredibly creative, but in recent years underground, part of the hip hop scene.” Street rapper Lush One has partnered with FilmOn’s Alki David to produce pay-per-view events, content, and high stakes challenges around battle rapping adn will use FilmOn’s Battlecam platform to give the fans a place to  [ Read More ]

Hero For Today Releasing New EP and Lead Title Track All You Wanted

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Hero For Today Releasing New EP and Lead Title Track All You Wanted

Hero For Today, a new Pop/Rock Punk band from Orange County, California, have released their video for the lead title track from their new EP, ‘All You Wanted.’ The group features Rocko Beall, Sam Herbst, Eric Burgoon and John Tessin. The teens have written and recorded songs for the EP that feature catchy and inspirational lyrics and music that listens can relate to, particularly with its powerful and complex guitar harmonies and solos. Both of Hero For Today’s EPs, including ‘All You Wanted’ and last year’s self-titled album, have been produced by Bobby Alt, the leader of the drum-percussion group, Street Drum Corps. The records have been engineered by renowned  [ Read More ]

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Watch New Star TV for Free on FilmOn

Posted by monique On August - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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New Star TV is available for free viewing at FilmOn. New Star TV is one of the many music channels FilmOn has to offer its music fans. If you’re interested in learning about new, undiscovered talent, this channel is the one you need to check out. The network is, as its description states, “dedicated to independent artists and undiscovered talent. Our goal is to find the best new talent and provide a platform to showcase their skills to the world.” Indie fans can check out New Star TV right here below this post or at its page on FilmOn. FilmOn’s music channels range the gamut from rock, hip-hop, rap, pop,  [ Read More ]

R&B Soul Singer Chris Batson Shows His Talents with New Single I Know

Up-and-coming R&B-soul singer Chris Batson is proving his musical talents with the release of his debut single, ‘I Know.’ The song is the first release from his debut album, ‘P.S. Love Never Dies.’ The 20-year-old singer, who’s based in Los Angeles, has drawn from his friendships, romantic relationships and inner conflicts to create a diverse sound. Batson incorporates his volatile life experiences, emotions and thoughts into his songs to craft melodic hooks and impactful verses. In addition to his thought provoking lyrics, the musician has also crafted masterful instrumentals to create an ever-evolving sound. For more information on Batson, visit his official website, as well as his Twitter, Facebook and  [ Read More ]

Country Singer Brad Paisley Goes All In For Planes: Fire & Rescue

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Country Singer Brad Paisley Goes All In For Planes: Fire & Rescue

Brad Paisley has recorded two new songs for the upcoming Disney comedy, ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ including ‘All In’ and ‘Runway Romance.’ The country singer signed on to write and perform ‘All In’ after hearing film’s firefighting themes. Besides singing the two songs, Paisley also lent his voice in a cameo appearance as a pickup truck in Honkers Sports Bar. The original motion picture soundtrack for the sequel to last year’s ‘Planes’ is set to be released from Walt Disney Records on July 17. The soundtrack will feature score by Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina. The new installment will be released in theaters in 3D the following day by Walt Disney  [ Read More ]

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Slipknot's Chris Fehn Announces Limited-Edition Drum Art Collection

Musician Chris Fehn has made a number for himself for more than two decades as the drummer of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot. Now the drummer, who’s known to the music world as number 3, is showing his fans the world behind the infamous masks he and his bandmates are known for donning during their live shows. Fehn is offering his fans a glimpse behind his mask by collaborating with Los Angeles creativity house SceneFour on ‘Through The Darkness,’ a limited-edition collection of unique visual fine art pieces. With the collection, the rhythmic artwork has been fused with found imagery that’s intended to reveal itself with each viewing over  [ Read More ]

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