Gift God is currently on tour!

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Atlanta artist Gift God is currently on tour, making noise!

Gift God is performing live in the following cities:
Cervantes Other Side – Denver, Colorado 12/7
Los Globos – Los Angeles, California 12/8
White Swan – Houston, Texas 12/16
Growlers – Memphis, Tennessee 12/17
Zydeco – Birmingham, Alabama 12/29
Aisle 5 – Atlanta, Georgia

Featured artists:
Scotty ATL
DJ Luke Nasty
Playlist Academy
Just Call Me Veto
Paul Wall
Drumma Boy Fresh
Big Boi
Sleepy Brown

Check out Gift God’s AND1 official visual

Stay in tune and follow @dagiftgod | https://www.youtube.com/c/giftgod

STRONG MUSIC FESTIVAL is bringing the rage back for year 2!

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iKon Presents has become a staple name in Las Vegas. When it comes to Urban concerts and events in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Last year the company announced their long awaited annual Hip Hop festival.

Last year’s line up included Trippie Redd, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, Lil Tecca, & more. This year’s line up is supposed to top that and be their best event to date. Stay tuned for more info.

iKon Presents currently has other shows announced with Tory Lanez, Lil Durk, Dave East & more.

visit ikonpresents.com or instagram.com/ikonpresents for more info & tickets to their upcoming shows.

Business Mogul Maxwell Billieon & NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas @MaxwellBillieon

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Providing tools and information to help people become successful millionaires, business mogul Maxwell Billieon presents CAPITALIZE: The Business of Doing Business.

CAPITALIZE master classes provide instructional modern business strategies for people of all ages for free. This 100% virtual program is moderated by Maxwell Billieon and features this week’s guest NBA Hall of Fame Superstar and businessman, Isiah Thomas!

Maxwell Billieon created CAPITALIZE to address the need to build economic empowerment, business literacy and increase generational wealth. “My vision is to eradicate poverty by providing information that only wealthy people have known until now. I have enlisted the biggest names in business and media to help me teach people from their own personal and professional experiences.”

This week’s virtual class will be Tuesday October 11th at 6pm. To register join Zoom Meeting and enter 87803089161

Maxwell Billieon can be contacted via Instagram Maxwell Billieon
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iKon Presents is changing the culture for Hip Hop & RnB

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iKon Presents has become a staple name in Las Vegas. When it comes to Urban concerts and events in the Entertainment Capital of the World, iKon is King.

Over the past few years they have produced events with Nas, Rod Wave, Janet Jackson, Diddy, Trippie Redd, Summer Walker, Nas, Rod Wave, Anderson Paak, Bryson Tiller, Saweetie, Keyshia Cole, & many more.

With recent expansions into Hawaii & LA, they plan to continue bringing mainstream and underground events to these cities. In the coming weeks the company is expected to announce multiple arena events & 2 festivals.

iKon Presents currently has shows announced with Tory Lanez, Lil Durk, Dave East, Joyner Lucas, Steve Lacey, & more.

visit ikonpresents.com or instagram.com/ikonpresents for more info & tickets to their upcoming shows.

 

Rapper Adjnamedroach Is At The Centre Of The Water Crisis In Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi, is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis after the recent flooding disrupted its main water facility. While this is a natural disaster that nobody could predict, the results are catastrophic for the 200,000 people living in Jackson.

Rapper Adjnamedroach, born Bryan Dunn has donated more than 10,000 cases of water in the past two weeks to help the people in Jackson. He has been struggling to raise awareness of the issue by reaching out to his friends and family across the United States.

Rapper Adjnamedroach, says, “There’s a water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, and it seems like nobody cares.” He adds, “And I’m not one to accuse people of racism, I’ve got so many other worries in the world, and to be honest, it annoys me when that’s the first thing to come out of people’s mouths. But there aren’t many white people in Jackson, Mississippi, and I think that plays a role in this scenario.”

The water crisis has deprived people of safe running water for an indefinite period. The situation is so dire that schools have moved to virtual learning, restaurants are closing down, and stores are running out of water. Unfortunately, this crisis is expected to leave lasting effects on Jackson’s economy and business community.

Apart from the business sector, the regular people living in the area are forced to buy clean bottled water to survive these difficult times. Between the cost of drinking water and high water bills, the already low-income population is struggling to make ends meet.

Roshanda Shell, who works at a local hotel, says, “I spend about $200 on bottled water every month. That’s mainly what I use that money for, to buy five big cases of water for the month. I really want to leave Jackson so bad.”

Rapper Adjnamedroach (Bryan Dunn) is from Florida but has a lot of friends in Jackson. He confesses, “What’s going on in Mississippi is messed up. It’s hardly on their news. I don’t think I would even know about it if it weren’t for my friends. And I think that’s kind of how the world works. If you’re not living in a place or know someone who is, you simply block out bad things in the world because you’re focused on your own struggles. But we are talking about water. This is something so basic. I think everyone in the United States takes water for granted. At least from my point of view, I always expect to have it. I’ve never gone without water, whether at home or in jail, so I couldn’t even imagine going through something like this.”

This isn’t the first time the water system in Jackson has failed its residents. Last year, a harsh winter storm knocked the system out, leaving the people without clean water for a whole month. Even when they do have access to water, it’s not safe for drinking.

The severe floods last week were the final straw in an already failing system. They wreaked havoc on the treatment plan, and the city’s residents are still deprived of a critical necessity: water.

Experts agree that the crisis in Jackson isn’t sudden but has been building up for many years. The city is void of essential infrastructure upgrades because of insufficient funding. The leaders of this majority- Black city have been requesting additional funding to help resolve its problems. However, they haven’t received a positive response from the White Republicans who run the state.

In response to the critical situation in Jackson, Mississippi, state officials and the National Guard are distributing water in the city. However, there are many who don’t trust people in uniforms, including the 500 immigrant households residing there. 

State officials accept the crisis in Jackson as a human rights failure. They warned, “The consistent delays in timely maintenance have hampered (the water facility’s) ability to properly respond to the demands placed upon it.”

Rapper Adjnamedroach adds, “I can’t fix this. The cases of water I brought and passed out are probably long gone by now. There are so many people there, and I’ve given probably 10 or 20,000 cases of water, but the health department and common knowledge say the average person needs about 8 cups of water a day to survive with basic health. And I know for a fact that I personally drink about 3 to 4 times of that in a day. I guzzle down water and quench my thirst. I can’t imagine not being able to go to the faucets and get a big ol’ glass of water. Something needs to be done about this.”

“Call Elon Musk; I can’t fix this by myself. No way.”

Bryan Dunn is a regular person trying to make a difference, but he knows the scale of the calamity can’t be easily fixed. While some people are supporting his cause, he needs more volunteers to fund clean water for the residents of Mississippi.

Rapper Adjnamedroach insists that influential people with money like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos should come forward and help in this cause. Bryan Dunn and his friends are just rappers and not even rich ones, therefore, their resources are limited. “I’ve got a couple of thousands to my name, but I feel bad for these people. I can donate a few thousands of cases at a time, but that isn’t enough. I want to help these people. I want to help these kids. I grew up playing football in the yard, and running to the water house and guzzling it right from the hose. It was the best tasting water I ever had in my life, and I can’t believe there are kids living in the United States that can’t have that basic experience.”

 This is a national disaster that requires government attention. Rapper Adjnamedroach says, “I’m going to keep on donating water, but I wish the world would start caring and someone would fix this. Everybody wanted Joe Biden in the office; well, where is he at during all this? I haven’t seen one news story about him even mentioning the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi. I think Trump would’ve had this stuff fixed by now.”

 The residents of Jackson are a part of the United States, and their ‘American dream’ is as real as ours. Since clean water is a fundamental human right that no one should be deprived of, this issue needs national attention and immediate solutions.

Connect:

https://www.instagram.com/adjnamedroach

Hip Hop Cultures First Indoctrination Into Medellin, Colombia South America’s Historic Flower Festival

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History was made by Rob Rose (Robert Thorn III) and Pete Betiku of F.U. Entertainment, creators of the first annual Rose Festival, in Medellin, Colombia presented legend Coolio and Edley Shine of “Born Jamericans”, along with 27 other Latin American artists.
“If there was a Netflix series about Medellin, Coolio’s Gangster’s Paradise would be the theme song. It was very important to bring Coolio to Colombia as the headliner for the first annual Rose Festival. “Gangsters Paradise” is the most iconic hip hop song in the Country of Colombia. Rob Rose stated “Now that the seed has been planted, we at F.U. Entertainment plans to bring many international artists from multiple genres of music to the Rose Festival annually.”
Apache, Akapellah, Clandes, Pablo Medina and many more. After its success, the Rose Festival has been officially added to the city’s annual flower festival which has taken place over the past 61 years. Rose Festival is now the first music festival to be owned by foreigners. Added to the event list of the historic flower festival in Medellin Colombia.

For Media Contact: tarathomas@tarathomasagency.com

NEWARK NEW JERSEY’S ‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ NO MORE! HERE’S A RECAP OF ‘SOUL LINE DANCING’ AT THE 15th ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

NEWARK NEW JERSEY’S ‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ NO MORE!

HERE’S A RECAP OF ‘SOUL LINE DANCING’ AT THE 15th ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL’S STEP 4 STEP LINE DANCING DEBUTS OUTSIDE IN THE PARK – FIRST TIME EVER

NEWARK, NJ (August 3) — The 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival, Newark NJ’s “best kept secret”, hosted a week long series of free outdoor events that included – for the first time ever – a “Soul Line Dancing” experience presented by Newark Symphony Hall.  Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing is a social dancing phenomenon that is an easy and energizing way to get some exercise while enjoying some great music and good company. Each dance is a choreographed routine set to music from the latest R&B artists to classic hits of the Motown and funk eras, gospel, zydeco, hip-hop, and everything in between. And in Jersey, you might even hear some old school house music.

The popularity of modern soul line dancing can be traced to a Broadway dancer named Ric Silver who devised a dance set to Jamaican reggae artist Bunny Wailer’s “Electric Boogie”.  The essential list of all time “Soul Line Dancing” hits now includes “The Wobble”, “The Cha Cha Slide”, “The Cupid Shuffle” and the iconic “Electric Slide” (performed at the end of the 1999 film The Best Man to Cameo’s “Candy”).  In Newark, NJ, Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing takes place the 2nd Friday of every month in Newark Symphony Hall’s Terrace Ballroom and is hosted by Andrea “Lil Bit” Mason, Jillian “Lady J” Barrick and Douglas “X-Man” Hawkins with tunes by DJ Chris Blues (We Dancing Over Here). In honor of Lincoln Park’s 15th Anniversary, the collective opted to bring the sensation to the festival house music day dance floor, where attendees received short lessons interspersed with  line dances that the entire community could enjoy.

Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing at the 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival Celebrating the Spirit of Dance, July 28, 2022 Photos courtesy of Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

About Lincoln Park Coast Music Festival

The annual Lincoln Park Music Festival (LPMF) is the largest music experience rooted in traditions of the African American and Afro Caribbean diaspora in the tri-state region.  LPMF has expanded into an audience of 50,000-60,000 international attendees that comes together, over two weekends, to experience multiple genres of music including Gospel, Jazz, House, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Kompa and of the Latinx/Hispanic diaspora, as well as film, tech and music business education.

About Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (Non-Profit, 501c3)

The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc. (LPCCD) is a non-profit organization actively engaged in the practice of economic development through Creative Placemaking. Its mission to plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of downtown Newark.  LPCCD’s main arts & culture programs are the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, Lincoln Park Music Speaks citywide humanities initiative, the Lincoln Park Jazzy Soul music series, the Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community Podcast and the public art initiative Lincoln Park Gallery Without Walls.

For more information about Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and its 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival, connect with @LincolnParkCoastCulturalDistrict and @LincolnParkMusicFestival on Facebook; follow @LincolnParkMusicFestival and @LPCCD on IG; and @LPCCD on Twitter.

For media / press inquiries contact info@plugstar.net

 

Former Motown Records recording artists Clarence KD McNair Gives Insightful Message at Mayor Brandon M. Scott Youth Summit

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Prophet Jones – Lifetime
https://youtu.be/XvETZc2B_ko

Youth Summit; July 28, 2022
https://youtu.be/mm36ToChPAA

On July 28, 2022, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott hosted his second annual Youth Summit to connect youth with local entrepreneurs and provide skills for their entrepreneurship or career journey. Getting to the Bag: The Pathways to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Development in Baltimore had interactive breakout sessions, panel discussions, professional development activities, and more. Panelists included Deputy Mayor Ted Carter, Marc Broady, and Clarence “KD” McNair. “It was an honor to receive the invitation from the Mayor’s office to give encouraging words to our youth,” McNair said. “It was important for me to discuss how to overcome the challenges in business and  life.” McNair is a Baltimore, Maryland native who began his career as a recording artist and producer in his early teenage years. He landed a music contract with his mother’s help at Motown Records. KD was a part of Prophet Jones. Prophet Jones was an hip-hop\R&B group from Washington, D.C. that consisted of Patrick “P” Rowe, Kevin “K.D.” Jackson, Tony “Hollywood” Dumas and Jerome “Goldee” Lattisaw (who is also known as the brother of R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw). This opportunity led his music group to work with Grammy-awarded music producers. In November 2019, McNair released his first book “Give It One More Try,” to shed light on the importance of mental fitness. He shares the depths of his early traumatic experiences and how he found ways to push for the life he has now. “Most of our challenges sometimes start at home,” McNair said. “Maybe you want to change your family’s future, but there are so many challenges seeking to influence self-doubt. Remember to find value in what’s worth the challenges to stay motivated to achieve your goals.” McNair continued his message by expressing the power of mentorship. He believes that if he realized the value of mentorship as a recording artist, he could have better maximized his opportunities during his career. Today, he is a successful brand architect and author who advocates for programs that help the youth “get ready for obstacles in the world.” Many of his teachings focus on mental health and positive solutions for minorities.

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Former Motown Records recording artists Clarence KD McNair Gives Insightful Message at Mayor Brandon M. Scott Youth Summit

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Prophet Jones Live at the Teen People Magazine Event (1998)
https://youtu.be/Tqrq1_JfNyE

Youth Summit; July 28, 2022
https://youtu.be/mm36ToChPAA

On July 28, 2022, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott hosted his second annual Youth Summit to connect youth with local entrepreneurs and provide skills for their entrepreneurship or career journey. Getting to the Bag: The Pathways to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Development in Baltimore had interactive breakout sessions, panel discussions, professional development activities, and more. Panelists included Deputy Mayor Ted Carter, Marc Broady, and Clarence “KD” McNair. “It was an honor to receive the invitation from the Mayor’s office to give encouraging words to our youth,” McNair said. “It was important for me to discuss how to overcome the challenges in business and  life.” McNair is a Baltimore, Maryland native who began his career as a recording artist and producer in his early teenage years. He landed a music contract with his mother’s help at Motown Records. KD was a part of Prophet Jones. Prophet Jones was an hip-hop\R&B group from Washington, D.C. that consisted of Patrick “P” Rowe, Kevin “K.D.” Jackson, Tony “Hollywood” Dumas and Jerome “Goldee” Lattisaw (who is also known as the brother of R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw). This opportunity led his music group to work with Grammy-awarded music producers. In November 2019, McNair released his first book “Give It One More Try,” to shed light on the importance of mental fitness. He shares the depths of his early traumatic experiences and how he found ways to push for the life he has now. “Most of our challenges sometimes start at home,” McNair said. “Maybe you want to change your family’s future, but there are so many challenges seeking to influence self-doubt. Remember to find value in what’s worth the challenges to stay motivated to achieve your goals.” McNair continued his message by expressing the power of mentorship. He believes that if he realized the value of mentorship as a recording artist, he could have better maximized his opportunities during his career. Today, he is a successful brand architect and author who advocates for programs that help the youth “get ready for obstacles in the world.” Many of his teachings focus on mental health and positive solutions for minorities.