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RAINBOW NOISE ENT. is a hot new record label that works closely with the GLBTQ community. I’m not a lesbian but I highly promote acceptance/understanding of uniqueness. The “gay-bashing” is yet another form of discrimination that this world has been recycling for centuries. Unfortunately, the movement is coming around very slow. I think that it will take more people like me who speak up for them and show adamant support to help push this movement along. Being completely comfortable with a person’s sexuality that is unlike yours is not easy if you only see them as gay, straight, or whatever. Acceptance is about seeing everything that person has to offer as simply a person alone, not as a gay person or Black person or whatever else.

Yung Snazz, a.k.a. Jasmine Lyons, member of The Team,  is a very close friend of mine and I been by her side since before the music and I’ll continue to support her, all of Rainbow Noise Ent. and any other local talent trying to get their voice heard. Check out the artists of this hot new label and their official release of the video “Imma Homo.”

Look past the color of someone’s skin, their sexual orientation, their music or style of clothing preference and see them as a person with dreams and aspirations who also has feelings and just want to be accepted which no one can deny is a common desire of us all.

“RainbowNoise is an entertainment group where lesbian and gay performers have the freedom to make noise.”

Congrats on making it on World Star Hip Hop. Stay up Rainbow Noise Ent.!

Rising star, Tyga, of Young Money, alongside Llyod have been added to the Coming Home Tour with the group Diddy-Dirty Money. The tour is scheduled to begin April 13 in Minneapolis and end in St. Louis after 20 dates.

Get your tickets now!

http://www.livenation.com/DiddyDirty-Money-tickets/artist/1488561

The New Boyz came on to the entertainment scene with their hit song “You’re A Jerk” that topped many charts for several weeks. Well now the guys are back with this hit single off their new album Too Cool to Care which will be released May 10, 2011. Check out the behind the scenes video which also features Dev and The Cataracs.

 

The Cataracs (above) and Dev (below)

This song will definitely be playing in the clubs for a while.. Now that you’ve seen the behind the scenes with the winners fromt he radio stations and all, check out the official video.

The Tru Great Lakers are a new hip hop group that calm onto the music scene in Detroit by force. These guys have been putting out good music since day one. Q gives us that raw lyrical talent, Manny has that cool calm feel to his flow and Gill has that quirky fun flow that we all have come to love. Jasmine, new fellow writer of this blog, conducted an interview with the guys.  Take a look.. she says, “I had the chance to get these guys to open to us and tell the world somethings about themselves.”

Meet The Tru Great Lakers


Cris Music & Ent.: Tell us a little about yourself?

TGL: We are a 3 man young hip hop group from Detroit.

Cris Music & Ent.: Where did u get your stage name from?

TGL: We wanted to represent the whole state of Michigan. Some artist get so hung up on reppin one area so that’s how Great Lakers came along and we gone always stay tru to the state, the game, and our supporters.

Cris Music & Ent.: How long have you been doing music?

TGL: We have always been doing it.

TGL: We just started doing it as a complete group towards the end of 2009

Cris Music & Ent.: What or who got you into music?

TGL: Q: My uncle Obie inspired me I got a chance to experiment a lot from him and his group. He was in the 4 tops. Manny: Really my moms taste in music, I grew up on Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, my mom and my cousins. Gill: Well ever since I was a little baby I was banging on pots and pans lol

Cris Music & Ent.: Where do you want to take your career?

TGL: Really as far as we can. Far enough to take care of our fam.

Cris Music & Ent.: Are you working on any new projects?

TGL: Hell yeah lol, we got so many things in the works. We just started working on the third TGL mixtape. It’s in the infant stages still but we got a track or two already in the making. Q has a solo tape dropping probably before this gets published called JUICE. Manny is dropping a tape in the spring called Out My Mind; Just In Time. Gill is workin on his production skills.

Cris Music & Ent.:Where can people go to check out your music?

TGL:youtube/trugreatlakers

trugreatlakers.bandcamp.com

Cris Music & Ent.: How do you feel about the state of hip hop today?

TGL: Its evolving. It’s not bad now but we think it needs to get back to the old days. More unity more talent, less n*ggas doin it just because it looks cool

Cris Music & Ent.: Do you think that you can make a positive impact on the game?

TGL: Yea we’ve got a team behind us.. we’re all hungry and talented. Our music promotes having fun, laughing, and just enjoying and appreciating life

Bonus questions

Cris Music & Ent.: Who are some artist that you would like to work with and why?

TGL: Earlly Mac, Fergie, Em, Erykah Badu, Pimp C, Pac

Cris Music & Ent.: Who is the best artist in Detroit right now? Is it you?

TGL: We are. We’re the best group, with the three best artists in it. You wanna know who the second best is?? Lol

Check out one of my favorite songs (http://www.mediafire.com/?c012s0cennb2tln) by them off their last mixtape which u can download here:http://trugreatlakers.bandcamp.com/album/written-by-the-lake
Also, be sure to follow them on Twitter and check out their YouTube account.

Chris Brown‘s new album, since Exclusive in 2008, is scheduled to be released in just a few weeks on March 22nd. The album will be called F.A.M.E. featuring the hit songs we’ve all heard “Look at Me Now,” “Deuces,” and “No Bullsh*t.” These songs have been in heavy rotation on the radio stations so hopefully his entire album is fire.. Fire Album = High Sales/Downloads. He has collaborated with several different artists for this album.

Blonde?! Some people are so crazed about him dyeing his hair blonde that the story made CNN. Seriously people? There isn’t enough wrong with the world that the only story you came up with was about this man’s hair?? We shake our heads in disgust. As a personal opinion, it’s an extreme look yet he pulls it off well.

Chris Brown’s site Mechanical Dummy is a great way to understand the creativity he’s working with. It features fashion, arts and culture, and music (not just from him). It’s nice to see that artists are not just about themselves and fame doesn’t totally consume them. Speaking of fame, the F.A.M.E. tour is going to start in Australia and I’m sure will make its way back to us here in the states. Get your tickets before they are sold out!

This new face is known as Jessie J, 22-year-old British R&B star from the UK. Her sound is different from mainstream artists but if you’re well rounded in music you’d know she’s not that different. She has written songs for Chris Brown (“I Need This”), Miley Cyrus (“Party in the USA”), and others. Jessie J is signed to Island Records. She tweeted this morning that they have decided that the album will be released on 28th February, a whole month before the original date. She’s already won the Critics Choice Brit Award and BBC Sound of 2011 Poll. I think she’s off to a great start with her career. Her album “Who You Are” features her two hottest singles “Price Tag” and “Do It Like A Dude.”

The title track and 1st single, “Who You Are” is about a point in Jessie’s career where the singer’s aspirations were hanging on a thread. “The most important thing in life is to be happy, but everything had become too ‘business’ and sterile. I really thought I was going to quit—not music, but the music industry…it wasn’t easy,” Jessie states. “I was really down, but when I’m down, I write a song about it.” (source: jessiejofficial.com)

 

Jessie J has claimed that her fans will stick around because they can see she’s not just an industry puppet or a robot that they can’t relate to. (source: taletela)

Check out her single “Price Tag” featuring B.O.B.

 

It’s not a video but this song is the hottest song of 2011 so far.. just listen!

 

New Face.. New sound.!

This NEW hip hop and r&b sensation, known as K’la the Lyricist, is making her way into the entertainment mix one song at a time. Her most recent radio hit “All Your Love” is topping charts. I personally can’t wait to hear what’s next. Her sound is a mix between old school Alicia Keys, back when she wore the braids, plus a little Erykah Badu. When she raps it’s just different.. new but old at the same time.

She is definitely a solid vocal threat to the industry and is already signed to Music Line Entertainment, LLC.

Check in to her Twitter @klathelyricist to stay posted.

Download her mixtape for free.

Here’s a sneak peek of her mixtape, The Coldest Winter Ever, promotional video.