J-Zone of The Du-Rites: Greasy Listening

By: Sherron Shabazz J-Zone is a rapper, producer, author, and entrepreneur. It’s ironic that his greatest success has come from a skill he learned late in life – drumming. As one-half of the two-man funk band known as “The Du-Rites” alongside guitarist Pablo Martin, Zone is living out his childhood dream to give us the funk. “When I was younger I was an only child, … Continue reading J-Zone of The Du-Rites: Greasy Listening

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead

First reported by TMZ, the breaking news that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington is dead at 41 years of age, has been confirmed. Bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.” The reports claim his death was suicide by hanging at his residence in Palos Verdes on July 20, 2017. Chester … Continue reading Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead

Exclusive conversation with Perez Hilton

Originally posted August 29, 2012 – 9:42 AM for Examiner.com Perez Hilton has been one of the most outspoken and opinionated voices on the leading edge of pop culture for at least a decade. The passion behind those opinions has lead to the discovery of some of today’s hottest Pop artists (i.e. Lady Gaga, Karmin and Greyson Chance) and, most recently, to the inspiration and release … Continue reading Exclusive conversation with Perez Hilton

Skrizzly Adams on the ‘Tipping Point’ of big things

Originally published on November 18, 2015 – 3:19 PM on Examiner.com The innovative artistry of Skrizzly Adams has been garnering attention since the release of his debut EP ‘Stains‘ released in the Spring of 2014. It’s not often that an artist captures attention on first listen of their music, and then holds it for the duration of their debut EP. But Skrizzly did just that, bringing … Continue reading Skrizzly Adams on the ‘Tipping Point’ of big things

Scott Mirkin reviews his production work with Jay Z on Made In America Festival

Originally published September 20, 2012 – 10:36 AM on Examiner.com Scott Mirkin of ESM Productions is the executive producer for some of this nation’s most acclaimed events. His resume boasts production on things ranging from the Phillies World Series Champions Parade Celebration in 2008 to Presidential speeches. Most recently he was networked in as one of the masterminds behind the hugely successful inaugural Made In America … Continue reading Scott Mirkin reviews his production work with Jay Z on Made In America Festival

Review: Made In America Festival, Jay Z catches the nation’s attention

Originally published September 5, 2012 2:38 PM MST on Examiner.com The historic and charming city of Philadelphia played host to the first annual Budweiser Made In America Festival, drawing out a sea of hip hop centric fans on Saturday and Sunday September 1-2, 2012. Jay Z orchestrated a diverse lineup of some of the industries finest that featured surprise headlining guests each night. Saturday evening Passion Pit … Continue reading Review: Made In America Festival, Jay Z catches the nation’s attention

French Montana talks about touring with Drake, working with Diddy & Rick Ross

Originally published May 16, 2012 – 7:48 PM MST for Examiner.com Moroccan born and Bronx bred MC French Montana is easily one of the most buzzed about new Hip Hop artists on the scene right now. Signed to Diddy’s label imprint and creating a debut album alongside Rick Ross he has most recently landed a spot on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. Prior to the tour Drake … Continue reading French Montana talks about touring with Drake, working with Diddy & Rick Ross

Exclusive: Max Frost discusses new EP ‘Intoxication’

Originally published September 25, 2015 – 7:02 AM MST on Examiner.com “I’ve always kind of been obsessed with music,” Max Frost began our conversation, “I can’t say I ever had one of those life altering moments where I saw someone playing and I suddenly knew it became my life’s mission.” However, that is exactly what happens when a hobby becomes an obsession. Early on Frost admitted … Continue reading Exclusive: Max Frost discusses new EP ‘Intoxication’