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New Orleans – Like a leaf on a barren branch, Crix Green emerges and has defiantly thrown his crown in the hip hop ring of champion spitters. Virgin Island born, but dirty south bred in New Orleans, this contender plans to not only knock out the competition, but stomp all over them. His newly released mixtape, “Keepin It Ben Franklin,” hosted by DJ Scream, from his Clear Vision Entertainment label, has already put naysayers on alert, because like the title of his single release, “I’m On It,” Crix Green is all over it, under it and through it.
His bravado didn’t come cheap though. A real hustla who has been in the streets since early childhood, Green had to actually lay low before he could get behind a mike. “Waiting on a statute of limitations to run its course is real talk when you rapping real game and not fake believe like the ‘boss rosses’ in the game,” he will tell you.
“Keepin It Ben Franklin” is 12 tracks that roll deep through the dirty dirty and emerge unscathed, much like his own personal trials and tribulations in life. “My mixtape is uncensored pages out of my life. I love hip hop but hate what it has turned into. Anyone can drop a release about ‘da life and get a hit now, whether its their story or the story of someone next to them. My lyrics were born from not only my blood but the blood of my brothers. I represent for the underworld that’s still unda because though I have survived, it is not about my sole success. It’s about sprouting more green and blazing a path for others.”
“Keepin It Ben Franklin” puts the listener on immediate blast with the “Intro” track that bangs beats like bullets firing past the haters. Green keeps it ‘G’d’ up with “Get It” but softens his blows with “Playa Ways” rappin over a R&B rhythm with a smooth flowing chorus laced by a honey flavored female vocalist. The artists takes it a step further when he mixes up his swag on the jazz tinged, saxophone trimmed “Real Talk.” The current single however, “I’m On It” makes is plain though, Crix’s last name is “Green” for a reason.
The sheer personification of his unyielding confidence, relentless determination and focused vision will propel Crix Green to the head of the rap game. From his perspective, when you have survived bullets, the Feds and snitches, everything else is a pretty easy.
Roll with Crix Green at www.CrixGreen.com
NJWeedman Launches his Jury Nullification Tour, May 8, in Washington State During Protest March to Support the “Bellingham Cannabis 3″
Bellingham, WA – When Martin Nickerson opened Northern Cross Collective Gardens (NCCG), a medical marijuana collective garden, he had the health and well-being of his patients in mind. Operating under the jurisdiction of State Law Rcw 69.51a, his Bellingham, WA location is supported by over 1300 patients, many of whom are disease suffering and seek the protection of the state’s newly implemented medical marijuana legalization laws to use cannabis as natural source of medicine.
When the local police raided his business a few months later however, not only was he surprised, hurt and angered, he along with two of his employees were also arrested and charged with felony crimes ranging from conspiracy, to possession of an “illegal” substance with intent to deliver. Collectively the three face over 25 years in prison if found guilty.
Nickerson and his staff, the “Bellingham Cannabis 3,” plan to fight those charges and win. On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., the “Bellingham Cannabis 3″ will join forces with nationally recognized medical marijuana activist Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman during a “Jury Nullification Awareness Protest” to be held in front of the Whatcam County District Court at 311 Grand St. in Bellingham, WA. Northern Cross patients and supportive tax paying citizens will march and speak out against the unprecedented raids on three different collectives in the area while Forchion will provide a national perspective and discuss jury nullification.
The protest will also serve as the launch of NJWeedman’s national “Jury Nullification Tour.” In short, jury nullification is an age-old practice, though rarely implemented, whereby juries have the right to determine the guilt or innocence of a defendant based on their moral interpretation of the law.
The “Bellingham Cannabis 3′ are caught in a legal battle that is being played out in courtrooms across the nation as numerous states come to terms with clarifications concerning their newly implemented cannabis legalization status.
An unlikely trio of sorts, Nickerson is a 36-year-old budding entrepreneur and father, who uses cannabis for afflictions he suffers from degenerative disc disease and acid reflex disease. Chris Ramsey is a 31-year-old patient and volunteer at Northern Cross. Born with Spina Bifida, a severe disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube, and severe nerve damage, the use of cannabis has seen him forfeit the use of a host of prescription drugs including muscle relaxers, pain killers, anti-nausea pills, and stool softeners. Saroj Sidhu is a young 22-year college student and she is a former volunteer at Northern Cross.
No one understands this struggle better than Forchion. Forchion solidified his moniker of “NJWeedman” in the medical marijuana community and far beyond when a jury of twelve unanimously acquitted him of possession with the intent to distribute a pound of marijuana during a recent trial in Burlington County, NJ. Forchion is one of the country’s staunchest supporters of jury nullification. He also suffers from bone cancer and uses cannabis to address the painful tumors he has. Prior to his court hearing, Forchion tirelessly and seemingly successfully petitioned the media and the public at large with his “The law is wrong, not I” jury nullification campaign in a concertedly determined effort to win his case.
“The case of the ‘Bellingham Cannabis 3′ broadly exemplifies how the law is unjust and wrong. It is our goal to inform everyone that as members of a jury they have the power to nullify any law that they don’t consider just. My jury did it in New Jersey and I believe we are going to see more and more jury participants across the country utilizing this American right and privilege. It’s what the Jury Nullification Tour is all about and I personally plan to tour the country to increase awareness of it. Let’s free the ‘Bellingham Cannabis 3′ and free ourselves in the process from outdated tyranny and oppression!” cites Forchion.
Adds Nickerson, “With this protest, we hope to better educate our peers and the public about the jury nullification process which can ultimately lead to the proof of our innocence. NCCG is fundamentally a small group of people helping a large group of suffering patients. No one should ever be made to feel like a criminal for that.”
“We pride ourselves in knowing that we provide a safe, comfortable and professional environment for patients to access medicine. Our community is appalled by the allegations that the city of Bellingham and the prosecutor put against us. All we have done is abide by State Law Rcw 69.51a and help sick and dying patients attain a natural plant,” adds Nickerson.
Los Angeles – One might easily contend that bassist Anthony Crawford has music flowing through his veins instead of blood. When you take into consideration that his dad is the noted funk and rock drummer Hubert “H bomb” Crawford, who has played with greats like James Brown, Cyndi Lauper and Mother’s Finest, and his uncle is the legendary jazz saxophonist Hank Crawford, the evidence becomes even more convincing. Now factor in the knowledge that he picked up his first instrument at age two, began visualizing his musical destiny at age 6, started teaching himself the bass at age 12, and was performing on stage with Bette Midler at 14, the evidence is enough to make you really wonder.
One listen to his latest release however, and one just might be totally convinced. With his new effort, Crawford amazingly mixes, meshes and mingles musical genres in a lusciously seductive terrain he calls “Urban Jazz / My Story.” “Urban Jazz / My Story,” on Hydro 6 Records, sweeps across the textures of jazz, funk, R&B, pop and hip hop and morphs into a musical collage of enchanting innovation and interpretation.
Crawford’s intricate bass styling grounds and centers the listener through 14 tracks of mellow melodious adventure. With contributions from a variety of artists, including Eric Darius, Frank McComb and Dave Weckl; song, harmony and rhythm wondrously whirl together in artistic free flight. “Only You,” the single release from the project, features McComb on vocals and is a determined declaration that rocks with commitment. “Bass Guitar” another track from the project, singularly swirls and twirls the flavors of hip hop, pop and contemporary jazz into one delicious treat.
“Baby” is another ear pleaser. The R&B bass tinged ode soars with sentiment highlighted with vocals from Valencia Robinson. Crawford’s “Jazz vs. Hip Hop” takes it up a funk notch with an engaging interplay so wound up, that the notion of jazz vs. hip hop becomes an improbable feat with no winner. “For My Mother,” Crawford’s stirring solo effort, is pure bass that touches the heart strings with every timbre.
A true prodigy in his own right, Anthony Crawford has been honing his own musical legacy over the years, working with artists such as Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake and Jeff Lorber. The Memphis, TN native is one of four featured bassists on the upcoming release “Bass Sessions Vol. 2″ from GospelChops.com and he tours internationally to wide acclaim.
His dedication to his art is highlighted throughout “Urban Jazz / My Story” with his thoughts on perseverance. “I am a true believer in what the mind can see will be made real. My musical journey has always been about me seeing something first and then it manifesting later. I have been blessed to work with many of my music heroes, including bassist Stanley Clarke and legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, in just this fashion. ‘Urban Jazz / My Story’ is about pushing beyond borders, not just with music but also in life. We have the power to make things happen and hopefully ‘Urban Jazz/ My Story’ inspires that modus operandi in others.”
Move beyond limits with Anthony Crawford at www.AnthonyCrawfordBand.com. Check him out on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/urban-jazz-my-story/id634947997 and see him in action at Anthony Crawford promo .
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Los Angeles – Bodies will spin, twist, bend and contort as the aerial art and athleticism of pole performance once again takes flight during the National Aerial Pole Art Championship (NAPA) to be held Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Circus Disco in Los Angeles. Produced by Anjel Dust and her Anjel Dust Productions, NAPA will showcase a spectacular presentation of agility, grace, strength and rhythm from a select group of male and female aerial artists. Circus Disco is located at 6655 Santa Monica Blvd. Showtime begins at 7:00 p.m.
Pole dance as art and fitness has achieved widespread mainstream acceptance and appeal in the past several years and provides a unique form of theatrical entertainment. The National Aerial Pole Art Championship is celebrating its second year of recognizing the phenomenal aerial feats of some its top performers. An elite selection of contestants will present intricately choreographed pole routines and be judged by a panel of renowned industry experts. Categories include Female All Stars, Male All Stars, a Co-ed Neo Division, and the popular 30-Second Combo Challenge.
Pole dance instructor, choreographer and performer, Anjel Dust is a 15-year veteran in the pole community and one of the early founders of professional aerial pole dance. Her efforts have played a significant role in bringing pole dance mainstream acceptance. In addition to NAPA, her production company also produces the California Pole Dance Championship and the International Pole Masters Cup Championship.
“My passion for the pole fuels me,” expresses Anjel. “It has been a tremendous honor to provide an outlet for so many artists and athletes as we build a growing audience and platform for this compelling and expressive dance form. The training, dedication and love they bring to the stage is simply incredulous. This year’s NAPA is going to be an astonishing display of flexibility, coordination and choreography!”
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Los Angeles – Soul soothing musical genius Marcus Darc is commemorating one of the most romantic movies ever made with his latest endeavor “My Pretty Woman,” distributed by BrainMuscleMedia/INgrooves/Fontana. Loaded with nine tracks of dreamy deliciousness, the cover art for “My Pretty Woman” is a 2013 recreation of the original poster art for the iconic film classic, “Pretty Woman,” starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The album drops March 23, the same day the movie was released over 23 years ago!
Darc had been producing and penning love music since his early days as a teenager when he formed his first group in Chicago, R-Kelly & MGM. Over the years, he has shared the stage as a performer with R-Kelly, Snoop, and Frankie Beverly & Maze, to name a few. “My Pretty Woman” is a pinnacle achievement for him, showcasing his profound development as an artist. Songs like “So Many Ways,” “Beautiful,” and “Touch U” are laced with live instrumentals, seductive vocals and evocative refrains, painting a tapestry of devotion to women and the art of loving them.
“I chose ‘Pretty Woman’ as my theme because in the film, Richard Gere was the ultimate ladies’ gent. Suave, debonair and charming – his mere presence oozed seduction. Women around the world love that movie! My intention was to create a body of work that captured that same magic. Each song oozes love and adoration for women, which is something that has been missing in music for quite some time now,” expresses Darc. “I’m bringing real romance back!”
Marcus Darc’s “My Pretty Woman” is available on iTunes and wherever digital music is sold. For more information, check out http://brainmusclemedia.com/.
Photo credit: Sylvanus K. Finney / www.Sylvanusphotography.com
Dallas – Nationally syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden announced a hiatus from his radio show today on his Facebook page this morning that will begin on April 1, 2013. Baisden, who commands a daily audience of over seven million listeners, states he is unable to discuss the particulars but concluded that a deal could not be made on mutually agreeable terms. Recognized as one of the most influential men in radio, his “Michael Baisden Show” is one of the top rated afternoon drive radio programs heard in the top urban markets. He is also a TV talk show host, film-maker and New York Times best-selling author with nearly two million books in print.
Now in his tenth year on the air, Baisden wants his radio family to know he did everything in his power to continue his “Michael Baisden Show” without interruption. “We’re already planning to return to the air as soon as possible in a way that will give the ‘Michael Baisden Show’ a more direct relationship with our affiliates, and most importantly, our listeners,” cites Pamela Exum, his business manager.
Baisden began his career as an author, self publishing several best selling books including “Never Satisfied,” “Men Cry In The Dark,” “The Maintenance Man I and II,” and “God’s Gift to Women.” Two of his books were adapted to stage plays, starring such renowned actors as Richard Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams.
His radio highlights include one of his proudest moments when on September 20, 2007, he passionately and skillfully spearheaded the famous Jena 6 March in Jena, Louisiana. This historic and momentous occasion garnered tens of thousands of citizens of all races to peacefully march in support of six young men who had been unfairly treated by the justice system.
Another historic year was 2008 when Michael Baisden endorsed Senator Barack Obama and went on to celebrate President Obama’s victory with over 4,000 fans at a watch party in Miami on election night. The Obama camp, along with millions of listeners, credited him with being one of the major forces behind this historic victory to elect the first African American to the Presidency of the United States and in his re-election in 2012.
In December 2009, Baisden called for a National Mentor Training Day and announced his plans for a 2010 nationwide campaign. He pledged up to $350,000 of his own money to be donated in over 72 markets he would visit on a bus tour. The outreach was named “One Million Mentors National Campaign To Save Our Kids.” His work with the Free Clinics, Trayvon Martin, Black & Missing Foundation, and national ongoing partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Mentoring Brothers In Action are all a big part of what made the “Michael Baisden Show” so successful.
Baisden still vows to continue his Michael Baisden Live Tour with his co-host, comedian George Willborn. It’s a One Night Only event with seminars, networking, a comedy show, and an ‘old school’ after party. “If the affiliates still want us to come to town, we’ll be there,” says Baisden. “There’s no reason for our relationships to stop, in fact, this is our chance to get on the ground close to the people where we belong!”
Baisden reflects, “”It’s not about the job, it’s about the journey. I have been grinding for over 10 years, fighting for the underdog, inspiring people daily on my Michael Baisden Live Page on Facebook and working my butt off to produce the best show on radio. I hope my fans miss me… because I’m definitely going to miss them,” Michael says. “But this is not the end, it’s the Next Chapter!”
First Lady Michelle Obama Kicks Off MomsRising.org’s “Food Power” Conference with Video Appeal to Fight Childhood Obesity
Video: First Lady Michelle Obama Addresses MomsRising.org's Food Power Conference
New York – MomsRising.org answered First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for parents to get involved in the fight against childhood obesity. The grassroots organization kicked off National Nutrition Month with a “Food Power” conference and film screening to promote healthy eating habits and urge participants to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recently released guidelines on school meals.
A video welcome from the First Lady motivated moms, dads, bloggers, and community activists gathered in Brooklyn, NY. “I’m so thrilled to have MomsRising.org and all of your grassroots muscle and passion working right by our side because as we’ve seen again and again through ‘Let’s Move,’ people like you play a vitally important role in helping our kids eat healthier and get the physical activity they need,” Obama said. “If you all are not leading the way in your community then who will?”
African American children suffer disproportionately from obesity. A 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report revealed that African American women were 70% more likely to be obese than Non-Hispanic White women and African American girls were 80% more likely to be overweight than Non-Hispanic White girls. This crisis prompted MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than 1.1 million members, to team up with filmmaker Byron Hurt to screen his award winning documentary “Soul Food Junkies” at the “Food Power” gatherings.
“We’re very excited to be working on the same path that Mrs. Obama and Byron Hurt are to improve children’s health,” said MomsRising.org executive director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. and we all need to work together to reverse this dangerous and deadly trend.”
“Soul Food Junkies” (www.itvs.org/films/soul-food-junkies) offers a sometimes humorous exploration of the Black community’s affinity for foods like fried chicken, fat-flavored collard greens, and fried pork chops, despite the fact that these foods increase risks for diabetes, high blood pressure, stokes, heart disease and obesity. Inspired by the premature death of his father, Hurt traces the origins of soul food back to slavery and encourages healthier approaches to soul food preparation. The film features appearances from activist/comedian, Dick Gregory; poet, Sonia Sanchez; writer, Michaela Angela Davis; and commentator Marc Lamont Hill.
In addition to the film screening, several parents shared personal stories about their battle to get their families to eat healthier meals. A panel of experts discussed practical ways to defeat the epidemic of childhood obesity. As MomsRising.org is focused on taking action, the break-out sessions provided attendees with a choice of three campaigns to sign-on to: How to get junk food out of school, how to stop junk food marketing to children, and breastfeeding, health care and preventing childhood obesity.
“Each of our workshops focused on action and provided participants with the tools to get engaged,” said Monifa Bandele, campaign manager, MomsRising.org. “The attendees left the ‘Food Power’ conference with marching orders to heed First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for the community to act.”
Speakers at the Brooklyn launch event included Karen Showalter, MomsRising.org; Dr. Aletha Maybank, NYC Dept. of Public Health; dream hampton, MomsRising.org; Migdalia Rivera , LatinaOnAMission.com; Tanya Fields, Brown Girl Swagger; Lorraine Gonzalez, Children’s Defense Fund; Jessica Donze Black, Kids Safe and Healthful Foods; and Joy Spencer, Center for Digital Democracy, among others.
MomsRising.org is challenging childhood obesity through improving school meals. The issue of nutrition and the role of schools foods in contributing to childhood obesity are gaining currency. The USDA recently opened up a 60-day comment period on its updated national nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold through vending machines and a la carte lines.
The recent “Food Power” conference is just one of many planned events around the country as MomsRising.org gathers support and gains awareness for its cause. The next event – a film screening and panel discussion – will take place in Detroit, MI at the Fellowship Chapel on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00.The free event is open to the public.
MomsRising.org is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, flexible work options, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination that penalizes so many others. MomsRising also advocates for health care for all, toxic-free environments, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families. In 2012, Forbes.com named MomsRising’s web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the third year in a row. In 2013, Working Mother magazine included MomsRising on its “Best of the Net” list.
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North Hollywood, CA – The luscious mavens at Heather West’s Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio took to the poles and shook up their own version of the viral dance craze, The Harlem Shake. The performance took place inside the dance studio after a recent open house gathering. Participants included instructors, students and well wishers who donned animal costumes for a “Wild Things” theme, in anticipation of their April 12, WILD THINGS Pole and Burlesque Show at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA. DAMA Tequila, the “First Female Luxury Tequila created by Women for Women” sponsored the event with a free flowing tequila bar.
“It was incredible fun to create our own luscious version of the Harlem Shake and participate in a dance phenomenon that has garnered international attention. The addition of DAMA Tequila of course added to the festivities. We are excited to have them acknowledge our “Luscious Lifestyle” brand with a tequila especially tempered for the female palate,” noted studio owner Heather West.
Adds DAMA brand creator and owner Phillip Delacruz, “The Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio open house and Harlem Shake video shoot provided the perfect setting to introduce DAMA Tequila to a discriminating group of women who appreciate our motto, ‘Strong enough for Him, Smooth enough for Her.’”
West’s Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio offers the “Luscious Lifestyle” to women of all shapes and sizes via the art of pole, burlesque and exotic dance. Heather West’s Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio is located at 11135 Weddington St. #113 in North Hollywood, CA. Explore “The Luscious Lifestyle” and dance with West and her mavens on the web at http://www.lusciousmaven.com/.
View their luscious version of the Harlem Shake at Luscious Maven \"Harlem Shake\" .
Sacramento, CA – It was revered jazz bassist Charlie Haden who once said, “When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.” Judging by the latest endeavor of GospelChops.com creator Gerald Forrest, he couldn’t agree with Haden more. Forrest, who has received international acclaim for his expanding performance/instruction “Sessionz” series, is back in the studio recording the rhythm again. This time around, it’s all about the bodacious bass! The producer/director has just completed filming “Bass Sessionz Vol. 2,” and the footage is indeed thumpin’!
Forrest selected four young brilliant bassists and put them on a sound stage in Burbank, CA for the filming of “Bass Sessionz Vol. 2″ (BSV2). “Bass Sessionz Vol. 2″ features the talents of Mark Peric from Brisbane, Australia (Planetshakers), Brandon Brown from Memphis, TN (Jessica Simpson, American Idol, The Jacksons Tour), Anthony Crawford from Memphis, TN (Allan Holdsworth, Anthony Crawford Band), and recent Berklee College of Music graduate, Joshua Young from Queens, NY.
BSV2 will showcase mind-blowing bass solos and duets, incredible improvisational jam sessions, concert footage, photo slide shows and a dazzling bass trio salute to Michael Jackson. In addition, the bass players are individually highlighted teaching one of their favorite bass chops during an instructional lesson.
“It makes my heart sing to know that musicians around the globe have really embraced the ‘Sessionz’ series,” reveals Forrest. “They are like interactive jams that go viral and keep gaining momentum. Our following has evolved into a fellowship of like-minded music lovers who appreciate what is being shared, from the musicianship, to the insider tips to the unbounded creativity.”
Forrest originally came up with the concept for the “Sessionz” series after developing the website Gospelchops.com as a vehicle to pay tribute to the numerous musical contributions of generations of gospel musicians. His original vision was to educate the world about this inspirational art form and its history. The site has offered free gospel music education, lessons and content since 2005 and has sold thousands of music DVD’s to every continent on the globe. In addition, the GospelChops.com YouTube channel has over 7 million views with nearly 18,000 subscribers.
The “Sessionz” collection includes “Shed Sessionz Vol. 1, 2, and 3″ featuring top drummers and “Bass Sessionz Vol. 1.” “Bass Sessionz Vol. 1″ actually broke new barriers in the music industry by bringing together the legends of gospel and jazz, garnering appearances by Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer, Peter Erskine along with Grammy nominated jazz pianist, John Beasley and gospel bass legend, Andrew Gouche.
Proceeds from the various video series benefit the GospelChops Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of at-risk children in under served communities through music education. The Young Musicians Program, under its umbrella, is an after-school music-learning program in California, which has gained sponsorship from Marines Toys for Tots and the Google Corporation.
This second edition in the Bass Sessionz series will be available at the end of April as a digital download for iPhone, iPad, Apple and PC computers, Android phones and tablets, as well as high definition Blu-ray discs. Pre-orders will be available April 1, 2013. To check out any of the “Sessionz” series go to http://www.GospelChops.com .
For a preview of “Bass Sessionz Vol. 2,” put your fingers on the strings at . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c_P5HoKifc.
San Diego – For two years now, Imperial Hustle Entertainment CEO, Defiance, has remained true to his moniker. His online and print publication, The Resource Magazine, has consistently gone to the edge of hip hop, tackling socially and politically relevant issues right along side topical hip hop fare, like music, celebrity interviews and independent artist profiles. Hailing out of San Diego while repping Los Angeles’ Inland Empire area, The Resource Magazine pushes the envelope with a controversial range of topics.
In a continuing effort to move beyond established parameters, the magazine publisher is announcing the launch of yet another trailblazing magazine. HHS Magazine makes its debut on March 10, 2013. With Trinidadian beauty Cavel voluptuously gracing the cover, it might seem the new rag is typical eye candy content. But Defiance, loyal to his brand, will present knowledge about the inner workings of the model industry based on key fundamentals for aspiring models.
With The Resource Magazine, Defiance has tackled topics ranging from health issues associated with laboratory vaccinations in children and the prison industrial system’s multi-billion dollar organization to the contamination of food by genetic modification. Alongside these topics are interviews with Nappy Roots, Freeway Rick Ross, 40 Glocc of Gunit, Skullgang (of Dipset), Horseshoe Gang (from Crooked I), Kalenna of Diddy Dirty Money (of Bad Boy), Aone from Maybach Music Group, DJ King Assassin, Dj Far, Kokane, and The Outlawz.
A radio host, online author and musician, Defiance originally created The Resource Magazine based on his point of view as an emcee. Offering the raw alternative news that he had been gamed with his whole life, The Resource provides urban intelligence for the independent culture. OG Cuicide, a suicide awareness advocate from Compton, graces the current seventh volume and anniversary issue of The Resource Magazine. He is also the founder and designer of One West clothing and owner of the video company CG Films.
“Ultimately, our vision is for HHS to extend our outreach even further and explore beauty from a wider perspective and more informative dimensions. With the enchanting Cavel gracing our premier cover, we are giving a nod to women of color, a trend that hip hop seems to be moving away from,” offers Defiance. Cavel, a native of Trinidad, is one of urban entertainment’s hottest models.
Blazing the path as an urban handbook of sorts, The Resource Magazine continues to enlighten with information to arm oneself mentally, while getting educated globally. Get a hold of both the new issues now at www.imperialhustle.com.
Los Angeles – California’s medical marijuana community will gather in force at the 7th Annual Doesha Cup 2013 on Saturday, February 23. Celebrities, activists, supporters and participants will acknowledge the long heralded ritual of ‘puff puff pass’ during this annual gathering founded and produced by K.U.S.H. Inc. and presented by Dr. Ingleweed, the proprietor of the South Bay area based medical marijuana cooperative, All American Healing Group.
The Doesha Cup, a distinction awarded to top grade medical marijuana growers, will boast their own distinguished grade A line up of talent this year with comedic hosts Luenell and Red Grant; guest speakers Freeway Rick Ross, Dennis Peron and attorney Allison Margolin (daughter of attorney Bruce M. Margolin); musical headliner Tha Dogg Pound’s own Kurupt; guest DJs BattleCat and DJ Cat NYC; and a healthy sampling of independent and underground artists including Medusa, 1500 or Nothing, Stage 11, King T, The Low Keys, Alter’d Ego, Greg Scott, Votron ENT and more !
The Doesha Cup 2013 begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23. California’s finest medical cannabis growers will compete for the legendary Doesha Cup amid a unique festival-like gathering of live performances, vendor booths, food, beverages and music. The event is open to valid Proposition 215 patients and caregivers. The location will be disclosed one week before the event. More information is available at http://www.doeshacup.com/ or by calling 424-261-3420.
The Doesha Cup is an unprecedented celebration of the legalization of medical marijuana. As Los Angeles’ premiere medical marijuana tasting competition, it has grown in attendance to over 5000 patients and caregivers. Dr. Ingleweed, the man behind it all, has owned and operated All American Healing located at 126 1/2 S. Market Street in Inglewood, CA since 2005.
A pioneer organic green grower and one of the original founders of the “Food for the Hood” program at Crenshaw High School, Dr. Ingleweed began growing cannabis in 1994 while attending college at the University of California, Berkeley. His famed Doesha Cup was one of the first gatherings to pave the way for celebratory events in the medical marijuana community at the onset of the legalization movement in Los Angeles. With the legal progress made over the past several years, Dr. Ingleweed’s Doesha Cup has become a longtime cult favorite.
“The mainstreaming of medical marijuana is finally here,” asserts Dr. Ingleweed. “We are no longer perceived as drug users and abusers. Though we still have an uphill battle, more and more states are legalizing it. Our talent line up this year is as diverse as the world of smokers out there. The Doesha Cup 2013 is gonna take it higher and higher!”
The Doesha Cup’s mission is to cultivate and strengthen the medical marijuana movement by exposing patients to new products while cultivating businesses and budding enterprises who specialize in medical marijuana ethics, such as dispensaries and vendors. The actual competition features 12 to 15 different strains tested by 200 judges competing for the prime position as the reigning “Doesha Cup Champion.” Prizes and incentives range upwards to $1500 in cash, concessions and ultimate bragging rights.
Catch the vapors and get a whiff of the green at http://www.DoeshaCup.com.
Los Angeles – Quintessential event hosts Kevin Rouse and Deshawn (Young Gun ) Cabeza are bringing 2013 in big. Big Daddy Kane big ! Well recognized as the hosts with the most, Rouse and Cabeza, are bringing rap icon Big Daddy Kane to Los Angeles, Saturday, February 23 ! This very rare live appearance and performance by Kane will see him celebrating 25 successful years in the music industry.
The festivities will be held, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Rooftop 3100, located at 3100 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. Doors open at 9:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://bigdaddykanelive.eventbrite.com/# .
Big Daddy Kane is one of hip-hop’s most charismatic MC’s and a legendary pioneer figure in the rap game. He will rock his hits “Smooth Operator,” “I Get The Job Done,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin,” “Warm it Up Kane,” and “Raw” during his Los Angeles appearance. Kane was recently featured on TV One’s critically acclaimed series, “Unsung.” This will be his first Los Angeles appearance / performance in several years!
With the Big Daddy Kane venture, Rouse and Cabeza continue their legacy of producing unrivaled levels of entertainment for Los Angeles’ upscale and progressive professionals. Their brand boasts nightlife that blends the best of entertainment including fine dining, celebrity performances, live music and dancing. This year, the duo are adding to the palette, providing concierge provisions to clientele around the country interested in attending their events.
“My two plus decades in the hotel industry have provided me unique access to provisions not easily obtained by many. Cabeza and I are branching out in 2013, offering services like private jet travel and hotel bookings for parties interested in getting a real taste of L.A. nightlife,” reveals Rouse.
Rouse and Cabeza’s roster of events includes “The Annual Elegant New Years Eve by the Sea,” “Blazers & Stilettos,” actor “Brian White’s Star Studded Birthday Celebration,” and the seasonal “L.A. Nights.” The two often partner with some of Los Angeles’ premier promoters to make it all happen, including Pernell Clark and the Impresario Group, Marc Gaspard, Roland Wirt, Larry Moore, Chuckie Miller, Dantae Dupree and many others. Their venue locations grace the span of greater Los Angeles, including downtown, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks and this historic Crenshaw district.
For ticket information go to http://bigdaddykanelive.eventbrite.com/# . Reach out to Kevin Rouse directly at (213) 926-2809 or at email@example.com for your concierge needs.
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