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by admin // Monday, June 30, 2008 // News, Upfront, Videos, Eben Gregory's Blog, Shows And Shorts // 0 Comments

Let EbenGregory tell it, the happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce... somebody cc Nick Cannon please. In another stupid episode of THE JEWELRY REPORT, Mariah and Nick Carey are allegedly headed for splitsville according to MSNBC.

by Kristilee // Friday, June 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


The Carnegie Group is pleased to announce that Ravenel Records and Sirius Radio's Hip Hop Nation have teamed up for a joint venture to release Nina B: "The Real Rap Supreme" mix-tape. "The Real Rap Supreme" which drops Friday the 13th boasts 13 tracks and is formatted like a live interview. The mix-tape touches on a variety of topics that allows the music world, fans, supporters, and yes even haters to get up close and personal with the bostress, Nina B. "The Real Rap Supreme" gives listeners an in dept look at who Nina B really is. It touches on the controversial subject of the reality show Miss Rap Supreme and why Nina opted out of being a contestant on the show. The mix-tape also includes an interview that Nina did with Sgt. Reggie Hawkins from Hip Hop Nation's after hours show.

"The Real Rap Supreme" will be available Friday, June 13 for FREE download at reintroduces us to a female lyricist who hands down is a Real Rap Supreme (congrats to Reese Steele) With undeniable talent, dedication, a serious grind, and Ravenel Records behind her, there's no stopping Nina B; hip-hop's new leading lady!!

About Nina B
Nina B is a native New Yorker who was born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, two of hip-hop's breeding grounds. Hip-hop is her genre, and every rhyme she writes brings her one step closer to carving what will soon become her legacy in the history of the music game. At the tender age of six, Nina recorded her first rhyme on her playschool recorder. By age 9, she had written enough to have a catalog of poetry and music, which would soon pave the path to her becoming one of hip-hop's most promising female artist. As a young girl, Nina experienced the harsh reality of the streets and the trials and tribulations life had to offer. This attributes to the realness in the rhymes that she writes and her strength to overcome adversity.

Nina spent her teenage years writing and educating herself on the ins and outs of the music industry. By age 16, Nina was offered a major record deal, which she professionally declined. By nineteen, NINA B was an active participant in Russell Simmons/Bruce Willis Art Start and Hip-Hop Project, where she met Amber Ravenel, CEO of Ravenel Records. In 2003, Nina B signed with Ravenel Records, becoming the first female artist on their roster. Since then, Nina has released six mix-tapes, did a barrage of live performances at venues throughout the New York/Tri-State area, has been featured on some of hip-hop's most notable sites, and publications.

As a female artist signed to an independent label run by a woman, Nina B and Amber Ravenel have broken down barriers in what has always been considered a male dominated industry. Nina's song "Can't Stop" has been pick of the week on Hot 97's morning show with Miss Jones and DJ Envy. She has made four appearances on Rap City, a record for an independent female artist. She has also been highlighted on The Drhama Hour with DJ Kayslay and his Sirius Satellite Radio Show, Cipher Sounds "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Show, and "On The Spot" with DJ Green Lantern. These are all huge accomplishments for an artist not signed to a major record deal, being represented by an independent label. Combine Nina B's consistency, diligent work ethics, and lyrical flow, with the misfortunes of her past serving as her strength for her future, and you have a female artist whose future and success has no limits.

by Kristilee // Friday, June 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


After 2 weeks on the Billboard charts, independent Texas rap trio, TMI Boyz, have jumped from #11 to #6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart with their debut, Grindin' for a Purpose, which hit stores nationwide on May 20th, making them a 'pacesetter.' They have also jumped from #88 to #79 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart.

Although the group is not supported by a major label, or have a current breakout radio single, TMI Boyz have made their presence felt to fans the old fashioned way - by grindin'. With Rap Coalition's Wendy Day at the helm, and the support of TMI Muzic CEO's Lil C and Mario Henchmen, TMI Boyz jumped in a van and hit the road, attending every rap-related event possible for over 6 months; ending with an FYE in-store promo tour that had the guys in over 50 cities in as many days.

Hailing from Galveston, TX and Houston's notorious South West, TMI Boyz are doing their small part to let the industry know that Texas is always going to play a major role in this rap game. The group has been featured in XXL, The Source, Ozone, Hip Hop Weekly and�Down, amongst many others, graced the front page of MySpace Music and had a video debut on BET's 106 & Park as a New Joint of the Day. Not bad for an independent group. TMI Boyz are consistently hailed as 'next to blow' by industry vets like Michael '5000' Watts, Bigga Rankin, Crisco Kidd�and DJ Smallz and as they continue to make their presence felt, that list keeps growing.

Those attending the Texas Urban Music Summit in Dallas this weekend can see TMI Boyz perform at the Breeding Ground event on Friday, June 27th and talks are being had for other major performance opportunities.

by Kristilee // Friday, June 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Snoop Dogg's first animated DVD, The Adventures of Tha Blue Collar Treatment DVD in Stores and On-Demand at Today!

The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is a psychedelic stream-of-consciousness trip through the magical mind of Snoop Dogg.This feature-length animated film showcases music from Snoop's smash hit album "The Blue Carpet Treatment," along with cameos and guest voices from many of hip hop's biggest stars such as E-40, The Game, Nate Dogg, Kurupt and B-Real from Cypress Hill. Comedians Mike Epps and Katt Williams also lend their talents to the film as well.

"The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is a funky-fresh-fricassee of animated hood psychedelic mixed with the West Coast bounce and lean of creator Snoop Dogg's smash hit album, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. The straight-to-DVD brings to life the Doggfather's magical mind state, full of colorful Roy G. Biv'S: blue rags, Pittsburgh Steeler low-low's and the stickiest of the green." - Kevin L. Clark of

To purchase On-Demand, go to CodeBlackTV: DVD Purchase Link

Official Trailer