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  • That’s What’s Up: Kenny Burns Covers T.I.’s Farewell Concert

    May 28.09 @ 2:45 am
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    Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns and Comedian Lil’ Duval hosted the T.I.’s farewell concert which took place this past Sunday May 24 in Atlanta. As many of you may know T.I. will be in prison for 366 days for weapon charges. Kenny Burns, a tastemaker and lifestyle specialist extraordinaire profiled the entire concert and some behind the scene footage. (He also profiled Drake’s concert in ATL earlier this month). The concert featured many performers including artists from the Grand Hustle Family -Yung L.A, Young Dro and many others like Ray aka B.o.B, Big Kuntry King, Eightball & MJG, Maino, and J Money. Many fans and supporters including celebrities like Andre 3000 and Soulja came out to support the rapper. It’s nice that T.I. still has a STRONG fan base despite of everything. That’s love. People make mistakes, pay the consequences and keep it moving. Check out this 13 minute video. Enjoy!

    The Kenny Burns Show: TI’s Farewell Concert from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.

    Movie Reviews: Dance Flick

    May 28.09 @ 2:00 am
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    Directed By: Damien Dante Wayans
    Written By: Damien Dante Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Craig Wayans
    Casts: Shoshana Bush, Damon Wayans, Jr, Affion Crockett, Essence Atkins, David Alan Grier

    Wayans Brothers are back together with their latest project Dance Flick – a film spoof-ing popular dance-based movies (Save the Last Dance, Step Up, You Got Served, Hairspray, Fame, Roll Bounce). Trying to reclaim or show that they are the funniest family alive, the Wayans’ attempt was a major failure and showed no comedic originality. Dance Flick is a movie about a rich, suburban white girl Megan White (Shoshana Bush) who moves into the inner city and meets  street-smart Thomas (Damon Wayans, Jr.) who helps her along the way to continue to pursue her dreams of dancing. Sounds familiar? Save the Last Dance told a better and more promising story. The dialogue is a collection of various scenes from the “dance” movies showing zero connection and making the storyline hard to follow. It did not contain a solid and consistent structure which immediately fail to grab my attention. The trailers spilled all the funny scenes leaving no room for any others, therefore there was NOTHING funny.  Scary Movie 2 and 3 were directed and produced better. Even those movies aren’t the best but the quality is a lot better than Dance Flick. Overall, I wish I could get my 12 bucks back but sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose some. I definitely lost. I am highly disappointed with the Wayans Brother. Major Payne was a funnier movie to me than this. And guess what? It made sense. One advice to the Wayans Brothers, make sure the movie and dialogue flows before you release it to the public.

    On a brighter note, big shoutouts to Kardinal Offishall, Boi 1da and the Clipse – their track “Set It Off” was the second or third song in the movie.

    Ratings: Wait till it appears on television. PLEASE spend you money on Star Trek or something else.

    If you seen Dance Flick, let me know what your thoughts are. Did you like or dislike the movie?

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    New Music: Frankie Payne “Money” Produced by Boi 1da

    May 28.09 @ 12:26 am
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    I first brought you guys Frankie Payne with his single “Reach” a few months ago and now Frankie Payne is ready to smash the industry with his new A side / B side singles “Money” produced by Boi 1da and “Raining In Toronto” featuring Andreena Mill produced by Snaz. NY rapper French Montana recently released his latest mixtape with a track called “Reign In Harlem”. Apparently French Montana got a hold of the same beat Snaz produced for Frankie’s “Raining In Toronto” featuring the same vocals by Andreena Mill. Strange!I amnot quite sure how this happened but it sounds like classic hip hop nature to me. Many producers and artists have done this in the past. Hmm.. Kanye West anyone?

    Frankie Payne is currently working on his mixtapeand is looking forward to releasing it in early July. An LP is in the works as well, which will be release in Fall ’09.  Peep both the tracks & vote. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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    Say What Now: Spectacular of Pretty Ricky Speaks

    May 27.09 @ 7:38 pm
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    Yesterday the Internet and Blog world went crazy over the video that Spectacular from Pretty Ricky released. Spectacular issued a challenged to Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Day 26, Trey Songz, Omarion – to see who is the No.1 r&b dude right now. He then starts grinding in his red underwear for about 2 minutes to show the “ladies” what he got. The video speaks for itself.

    Spectacular spoke to Kendra G from Chicago to talk more about the single, the YouTube video and gay rumors. He also mentions that there will be more videos like this to come. Oh No! Read what Necolebitchie.com wrote regarding what celebrities had to say about the video.

    Spectacular Dancing to new Pretty Ricky single “Tipsy”

    Spectacular talks to Kendra G in Chicago about the video.

    New Music: Daniel Daley “Wanna Be Loved” (Produced by Nineteen85)

    May 27.09 @ 7:27 pm
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    Earlier this week, I spoke a little bit about Daniel Daley as he is featured on the new Rochester’s single “What’s It Gon’ Be”. Daniel Daley is an up and coming r&b sensation from Toronto and is quickly showing his ability to do some serious damage in the music industry. He released his  first single “Girlfriend” which gained a lot of attention and support across the country. With that success, he released a teaser for “Girlfriend” and gave a snippet for his next single “Wanna Be Loved” (see video below).

    Here is Daniel Daley’s official second single “Wanna Be Loved” produced by Nineteen85 who has worked with Ron Dias, Shaun Boothe’s song “Poor Boy” and future projects with Rochester and many others.  It’s been a long time coming since I have good r&b singer representing Canada. Mr. Daley can hit some notes that I believe more men and some females can’t hit. This track has a good potential to be one of the hottest singles of 2009. There is a music video is the works and the Young, Fresh & New team will have all the exclusives when it comes out! Remember where you heard about Daniel Daley first. He is on the rise to super stardom.

    To learn more about him  – be sure to follow Daniel Daley on Twitter –  twitter.com/IamDanielDaley and add peep his Myspace – myspace.com/danieldaley.

    Peep the track & the teaser below. Remember to vote!

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    Music Videos: Kanye West “Paranoid”

    May 27.09 @ 5:01 pm
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    Here is the official Kanye West “Paranoid” video which features an appearance from Rihanna. This is the fourth single off his last album 808s and Heartbreak . The single does feature Mr Hudson but he is no where to be seen in this video. I thought it was interesting to see that Rihanna in the main person in this video despite of everything that is going on with her and Chris Brown. I think this is Mr. West’s attempt to show his support for Rihanna. Overall, I expected more from the video but the track is still HOT! Watch it now.

    Kanye West Paranoid Official Music Video from bonna dona on Vimeo.

    QuikVideo: Soulja Boy “I Got Mojo”

    May 27.09 @ 1:36 pm
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    Here is the official  “quikvid” by Soulja Boy “I Got MoJo” which is a track off his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama. The video was filmed in Times Square and features DJ Whookid, the Lambo and Soulja Boy’s chain (lol). The video is directed by DanTheMan.  Here is what Soulja Boy said about the video in an interview with RadioPlanet.tv

    RadioPlanet.tv: Tell us a little bit about the “I Got MoJo” video shoot.

    Soulja Boy: The song is off off of my upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama, I shot it with DJ Whoo Kid riding through NYC in a Lamborghini, right after I finished doing 106 & Park. It’s all about the swag, it’s all about 2009, it’s all about the movement, it’s all about Soulja Boy in 2009. Shout out to DJ Whoo Kid.

    Read the rest of the interview here

    I am not the biggest Soulja Boy fan but I LOVE this video. One of my homies was educating me about the comebacks of “street videos” and I am loving it. Yung L.A. and Gucci Mane are some of the few who have released their “street videos” through RadioPlanet.tv and the quality is beyond HD. The shots are amazing and the colors are so vibrant. I LOVE DantheMan –  he is MAN behind all these street videos.  I can’t wait to see more videos from him. Peep the video below and be sure to read the interview on RadioPlanet.tv

    Enjoy!

    Soulja Boy “I Got MoJo” QuikVid f/ Whoo Kid, the Lambo and NYC! from Radio Planet on Vimeo.

    Say What Now: Chris Brown Finally Speaks + Addresses Fans + New Album

    May 27.09 @ 1:14 pm
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    With Twitter and websites like Ustream.tv, Justin.tv and Kyte.com – I simply just can’t keep up with all this live interaction. Chris Brown & Bow Wow justin.tv/princebow last night while they went bowling. Chris Brown took some time to address fans, talking about what he is working on and of course talked about HATERS including blogs.

    It’s been months since we last heard Chris Brown talks about anything and everyone had been buzzing over the “black eye” Chris Brown has. (see below) Well it does look like a black eye but it can also pass as a little scar. Hmm who knows. Now that Chris Brown is speaking to the public again, will we see more of Chris Brown on Justin.tv, YouTube or even Twitter – we will have to wait and see. Peepthe videos.

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    Chris Brown “I’m Not a Monster” & New Album

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    SoundScan Update: Eminem “Relapse” debuts at No.1

    May 27.09 @ 1:09 am
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    Eminem did it again. After being on hiatus for over 4 years – he definitely has this industry on lock. Relapse entered the Soundscan charts at No.1 selling 608,244. From my understanding the last hip hop artists to sell as many records was Kanye West. In Canada, Eminem sold 63,826 positioning at No.1. Again, I haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time – especially in Canada for any hip hop artists. Congratulations!!!!!!

    Other artists in the U.S. Market – entering at No. 4 Method Man & Redman Blackout 2 selling 63,165, No.6 – Busta Rhymes Back On My B.S. sold 59,079 and DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz – The Album Vol. 2 entered the No.26 position selling 17,703.

    In the Canadian market – Method Man & Redman Blackout 2 debut at No.10 selling 3,181 and Busta Rhymes Back On My B.S. debuts at No.19 selling 2,154.

    The music industry is capable of selling over 250,000 units but do you think since Eminem was hiatus for 4 years, that contributed as the reason for people to buy his record? All I can say Eminem’s presence has been missed.

    New Music: Rochester – “What’s It Gon’ Be” featuring Daniel Daley

    May 26.09 @ 3:24 am
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    Rochester is back with a NEW single “What’s It Gon’ Be” featuring Daniel Daley. This track isn’t like the other he has released in the past. He tried a different route and went with a electro pop feel. I must say I am definitely feeling his attempt with the electro/pop sound and looking forward to his future project. Please keep your ears and eyes open for Rochester and the upcoming r&b sensation Daniel Daley. Remember where you heard this first! The infamous Tone Mason produced the track and the artwork is created by my homie Heinz of HNZ designs. Check out the track.

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    Events: 2009 Stylus Spinfest & Stylus DJ Awards

    May 25.09 @ 10:24 pm
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    It’s that time of year where all the music industry movers and shakers across Canada attends the 2009 Stylus Spinfest Weekend in Toronto which kicks off this Friday May 29th til Sunday May 31st. The 4th Annual Stylus DJ Awards will take place on Monday June 1st at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princess Blvd – CNE Grounds ) starting at 8PM Sharp!. Tickets for this event are advanced only for $25.00 which can be purchase on Ticketbreak.com. The official Stylus DJ Awards After Party is at This Is London (364 Richmond St. W) and will feature P-Plus, DJ Cheif, Keith Dean and DJ Payce from Montreal.

    The Young, Fresh & New team and Real Mark Global Group will be at all the festivities to cover the whole weekend. We will have interviews, exclusives and photo from all the events.Also, check out Toflo.com – they will be doing a LIVE exclusive toflo.com/stylus.

    If you are an aspiring DJ, artist, promoter, manager etc., this is an event you should attend. Come out to the festivities, meet all the DJs and industry people and get connected. Also, On Saturday May 30th at Home (117 Peter Street), the 2nd It’s starts with the DJ conference will be held. It’s an IMPORTANT event to gain information and to network. Admission is $10.o0 and starts at 1:30pm. OTA Live will be doing an exclusive interview with DJ Drama starting at 5:30PM.  Read all the details about It’s Starts with the DJ conference 2.0 here

    Peep the whole weekend breakdown below and hope to see everyone there! If you are not able to attend, tuned into theyoungfreshnew.com and toflo.com/stylus with the exclusives and stay up to date with me on twitter.com/youngfreshnew.

    Friday May 29th

    Stylus Launch Party @ DREAM FRIDAYS
    DATE: Friday May 29th
    LOCATION: Guvernment – 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto
    Featuring DJs: Ill Kidz, Wristpect
    Admission: $15.00

    Roundtable and DJ Starting From Scratch Present – 2 The Hardway
    DATE: Friday May 29th
    LOCATION: Cathouse – 132 Queens Quay South Entrance, Toronto
    DJ duo’s on 4 turntables!
    Featuring DJs: Riccachet & Thera-p / Pump & Hedspin / Starting From Scratch & Skratch Bastid
    Admission: $15.00

    Socaholics Anonymous presented by Ian Andre Espinet Entertainment
    DATE: Friday May 29th
    LOCATION : Orange Room – 132 Queens Quay, Toronto
    Featuring 2009 nominees Jester and Soca Monarchs
    Hosted by: Three time Stylus Soca DJ of the Year winner and 2009 Radio Show DJ of the Year
    Nominee – Dr Jay

    Saturday May 30th
    “It Starts With the DJ! 2.0” Seminar in Association with MANIFESTO
    Sponsored by World Vision & OMDC
    DATE: Saturday May 30th
    LOCATION: Home, 117 Peter Street –  Toronto
    Doors: 12 noon –  Admission: $10.00
    Featuring: One on One Interview with DJ Drama

    Gossip Saturdays & Stylus SpinFest presents DJ DRAMA
    DATE: Saturday May 30th
    LOCATION: Home Nightclub – 117 Peter St, Toronto
    Featuring DJs: Ill Kidz, Legacy, Platinum Touch
    Admission: $5 Guestlist till 11pm/ $20 after 11pm

    The BIG Ticket – MORE Meets Mojo
    DATE: Saturday May 30th
    LOCATION: Revival, 783 College Street W, Toronto
    Featuring DJs: Agile, P-Plus, Fase, Boogiemen, Jiggz, Sean Sax

    Sunday May 31st

    The Stylus Exclusive VIP DJ BBQ Presented by Hip Hop Canada
    DATE: Sunday May 31st – (By invite only)

    The 3rd Annual Stylus DJ Trivia Gameshow – Sponsored by FUZE
    DATE: Sunday May 31st
    LOCATION: Montana Restaurant & Bar, 145 John Street, Toronto
    DOORS: 6 pm

    Monday June 1st

    The Stylus DJ Awards Presented by Marc Ecko Watches
    Date: Monday, June 1st
    LOCATION: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd. CNE Grounds
    RED CARPET: 6 pm
    Show Begins: 8pm
    Advanced Tickets Only

    Official Stylus DJ Awards After Party – Presented by Pioneer DJ Pro

    Date: Monday, June 1st
    LOCATION: This Is London – 364 Richmond St. W, Toronto
    Featuring DJs: P-Plus, DJ Chief & from Montreal Keith Dean & DJ Payce
    Doors: 10pm
    Admission: $10 or Free Admission with award show Ticket Stub (Do to capacity restrictions entry is not guaranteed)

    Mixtape Special: TreyPeezy.com Presents Drake – aLive Mixtape

    May 25.09 @ 1:22 am
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    TreyPeezy.com presents Drake – aLive mixtape which contains tracks, dubs, freestyles and live versions of tracks from his recent concert performances. It’s a mini collection of what Drake has done so far. I like how live versions is incorporated into the mixtape which gives it a unique element. The mixtape features bonus tracks by Black Cotton representing San Diego. Peep the little promo video below and download the mixtape.

    01. Drake “aLive” Mixtape Intro (TreyPeezy.com)
    02. Drake – The Presentation
    03. Drake – Swagger Like Us Freestyle
    04. Drake – Congratulations LIVE
    05. Drake – Girl Let Me
    06. Drake – Unstoppable LIVE
    07. Drake – Uptown LIVE
    08. Drake – A Milli Freestyle
    09. Drake – Overdose On Life
    10. Drake ft. Colin Munroe – Cannon Ball
    11. Drake with Cipha Sounds on Hot97 (Interlude 1)
    12. Drake ft. Lil Wayne – Stunt Hard
    13. Usher In The Building (Interlude)
    14. Drake – Brand New LIVE
    15. Drake – Take You Down Freestyle
    16. Drake – Get Over It
    17. Drake – Enjoy Ya Self
    18. Drake ft. Trey Songz – Pop Rose’
    19. Drake ft. Trey Songz – Successful LIVE
    20. Drake ft. Trey Songz – Replacement Girl
    21. Drake – Sooner Than Later LIVE
    22. Drake ft. Treazon – Tonight
    23. Drake – Ransom LIVE
    24. Drake – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle
    25. Drake with Cipha Sounds on Hot97 (Interlude 2)
    26. Drake ft. Swizz Beatz – Best I Ever Had (Ted Smooth Remix)
    27. Drake ft. Busta Rhymes – Best I Ever Had (Remix)
    28. Drake – Best I Ever Had LIVE
    29. Drake ft. Black Cotton & T-Pain – Every Girl (Remix)
    30. Drake ft. Lil Wayne – Every Girl LIVE
    31. Drake “aLive” Mixtape Outro (TreyPeezy.com)
    32. Bonus Track – Black Cotton ft. Brian Carlos – Fly Like Me (Prod. by TreyPeezy Dot Com)
    33. Bonus Track – Black Cotton – Back & Forth
    34. Bonus Track – Black Cotton – We On
    35. Bonus Track – Black Cotton ft. McKennie Love – Mafia Music
    36. Bonus Track – Black Cotton – Ignorate Shit Freestyle

    Download: TreyPeezy.com Presents Drake – aLive Mixtape here