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November 26, 2012

Kendrick Lamar “good kid m.a.a.d city”

Last year I was invited to a live performance, from a friend who worked at the local hip hop station in LA to see an upcoming local artist by the name of Kendrick Lamar.

Sad to say I didn’t attend. However, that was the first time I ever heard the name Kendrick Lamar.

Fast forward a year later the hype all over Twitter and the web is all about the highly anticipated release of “good kid m.A.A.d city”.

Kendrick Lamar, 25, hails from Compton California, the birthplace of “gangsta rap”. It’s only befitting, that Mr. Lamar happens to be signed to none other than Dr. Dre’s Aftermath/Top Dawg Interscope Records.

Mr. Lamar has six mixtapes under his belt, one EP, [...]

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October 8, 2012

5 Best Movies Filmed in New York

New York has a history of having some of the most iconic masterpieces filmed there. From dramas to action movies, New York has seen it all. And the best part is that movies are still being filmed all around New York to this day. Reports have recently noted that The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis was filmed this past weekend near John and Jay Street in Brooklyn. This drama revolves around a man deciding what to do during the final days of his life.

A wealth of both movies and television shows are being filmed all around New York every day. For instance, popular shows like Boardwalk Empire and CSI: NY are being shot throughout the month of [...]

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May 23, 2012

Hands On: IK Multimedia iRig MIX

A few days ago, I received a package from IK Multimedia and once I opened it, I felt I had gotten just a little bit cooler.  What immediately caught my eye was the iRig™ MIX that I had been drooling over but did not yet have in my possession – I fancy myself an aspiring DJ of sorts so this thing just screamed to be tested.  However, since I’ve never done a DJ gig professionally, I decided to call in some back up.

The “back up” is a good friend of mine and on-air personality at Air 1, Jeremy Burgess (twitter: @air1jb).   He’s been around sound equipment more than just about anyone else I know, he works with a DJ service and he’s run his own DJ business in the [...]

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May 17, 2012

Getting A Masters Degree and Learning the Entertainment Business

Do you dream of being the next Zuckerberg? Do you think the next social board that sells for millions, like Pinterest, should be one that you designed? If you dream of mastering online entertainment like this, a college education has some surprisingly pertinent resources for you. As the number of accredited online masters degree programs continues to increase, it is likely aspiring web professionals will study in the same place that they work.

Anyone can nab a business degree in marketing or promotion. But if your plans have you ruling the next Facebook in five years, other types of education may be more to your style. As the world slowly gravitates toward Web 2.0 and online [...]

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