Name: Kelland, aka "Kelland"
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- 09 Orlando, FL, The Beacham Tickets / Info
- 10 Miami, FL, iii Points Tickets / Info
- 11 Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle Tickets / Info
- 12 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat’s Cradle Tickets / Info
- 13 Washington, DC, Lincoln Theater Tickets / Info
- 14 Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theater Tickets / Info
- 15 New York, NY, Terminal 5 Tickets / Info
- 17 Boston, MA, Paradise Tickets / Info
- 18 Burlington, VT, Higher Ground Tickets / Info
- 20 Montreal, QC, SAT Tickets / Info
- 21 Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall Tickets / Info
- 23 Detroit, MI, Royal Oak Music Theater Tickets / Info
- 24 Chicago, IL, Concord Music Hall Tickets / Info
- 07 Lodon, The Roundhouse Tickets / Info
- 09 Austin, TX, Fun Fun Fun Fest Tickets / Info
- 11 Phoenix, AZ, Marquee Theater Tickets / Info
- 15 Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst Tickets / Info
- 17 Portland, OR, Roseland Tickets / Info
- 18 Seattle, WA, Neptune Tickets / Info
- 19 Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom Tickets / Info
- 21 Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex Tickets / Info
- 22 Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium Tickets / Info
Kanye West joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss their mutual passion for film and pop culture as well as the evolving relationship between technology, entertainment and creativity. Bret also fields questions from his Twitter followers. This is part one of Bret’s two-part conversation with Kanye West.
Atlanta Native Group 3D The Boss Partners with W Atlanta-Midtown; Scores Soundtrack to W Insider VideoSeptember 10th, 2014
ATLANTA (September 10, 2014) – 3D The Boss is celebrating yet another milestone! The W Atlanta – Midtown announced today the first-ever collaboration with an Atlanta Native Pop group to advance the hotel’s marketing platform. The pop trio 3D The Boss scored the soundtrack of the hotel’s W Insider Video, which will be used to increase awareness and continue to bring the guest experience to lif
“Atlanta is a major hub for world-class music and our proximity to music venues ranging from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to The Fox Theatre and Music Midtown made selecting a premier pop group with whom to partner key,” said Beth Thomas, general manager of the W Atlanta – Midtown. “3D The Boss is fresh and compelling.”
About 3D The Boss
3D The Boss is empowered by the YourDay Balance Game. This Pop music phenomenon is comprised of The-O, C Lei, and David E. Beats a.k.a Pink Fly; each a powerhouse in their own solo careers. Based in Atlanta, this empowering, dynamic and refreshing pop trio infuse rhythmic sounds of EDM with irresistibly poetic rap, and the soothing big-ballad voice of Seal, resulting in a high-energy, entertaining performance. 3D The Boss is sure to captivate audiences with their inspirational message of character fitness, love and joy. With their rare, international and upbeat sounds they are sure to enrich your experience of life to the possibility of greatness.
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After watching their interview on Hot 97’s YouTube page. I was intrigued and I knew I had to get an interview with budding entrepreneurs Boogie Dash and Luke Pascal. Both come from serious pedigree. Boogie is the son of Rocafella Records Founder and serial entrepreneur Damon Dash and Luke is the son of New York city restaurateur, Vincent Pascal. After exchanging a few emails, I was able to connect with the duo and here are the results.
How does Chipz cookie differ from the rest of the cookies on the market?
Luke: Nowadays chefs use all types of different buzz words to describe what makes their product better than the next. But at the end of the day a cookie is a cookie… What makes our cookie differ from the rest? We have great recipes and a great chef behind Chipz Cookies. When I say we have a great chef… I mean we have one of the best, and his knowledge of food is extremely impressive. Yes, Chipz is All Natural, and no there are no added preservatives… but that is boring, The true knowledge of food, and 30 years in the kitchen is what is truly impressive about our cookies. You can taste the quality in every bite…
Boogie: To be totally honest the thing that differs Chipz from the rest of the cookies is, the cool ideas we have, the people we have supporting it, & the fact that you can get best of both worlds. Meaning the cookies are soft in the middle and hard on the outside.
I’m located in Texas. Do you guys plan on expanding to the southern market soon?
Luke: I would love that! But we are taking our time. We think we are sitting on something special, so we don’t want to rush anything. Our customers are most important and everything single cookie has to be as perfect as the next for them. But you can order them online!
Boogie: I would love for the cookies to be all over the world. I want Chipz to be [everybody's] favorite cookie. It would be great when everyone my age turns 30-40 to tell their kids how good of a cookie Chipz is.
Do you guys plan on staying independent or would you partner with a larger company like Nabisco?
Luke: I am very open to that idea, but the deal has to be right
Boogie: I’m open to the idea of partnering up with a company like Nabisco, but it has to be beneficial to both companies. If a company like Nabisco told us that we could have the freedom to do whatever we want and we could use their facilities to complete whatever goals we have sure I’m down. The money has to be correct as well.
At one point did you know you had something special with Chipz?
Luke: I knew before Chipz was even created… Ever since I was a kid, I knew there was always something special about these cookies.
Boogie: Three occasion come to mind. The first is, how much my father loved the cookies. I would bring a bunch home and the next morning pretty much all of them would be gone. The second is, when we used to throw warehouse parties, the cookies would sellout immediately. The last occasion is how fast we got into Fairway. It was only a year after we started Chipz that we got into Fairway.
I see that you and Luke have quite a few projects working right now. Which one would you say is the most exciting for you to work on?
Luke: I am excited about you knowing we have quite a few projects! And I am super excited about the fact that we are working on opening a store… But to me the craziest thing is the music! We just did a song with Murs! If you asked me 4/5 years ago if I would be even making music I would have laughed at you.
Boogie: Theres a lot going on, but my favorite that I’m most inspired by is the fact that we are trying to open up a store. My dream as a child was to do different business than my father such as opening up a grocery store or something along those lines. It’s amazing how close we are to achieving that dream.
What type of advice would you give a young entrepreneur looking to get started?
Luke: Just start working… That’s the hardest part, starting. Also remember what you are working towards when it gets tough. Everyone is trained starting when they are younger to listen to someone else (Parents, Teachers, Bosses, Government). Be the voice that people are listening to, but at the same time make sure you are trusted. At the end of the day your team is what makes or breaks you. And in the beginning, you need to convince your team to work towards same goal as you, and in order to get them to work with you, you need them to trust you and your vision.
Boogie: The first piece of advice I would give to a young entrepreneur is, it’s better to start now then to start when your old and have bills to pay. Also everyone loves the young and up-and-coming, so take full advantage of that. At such a young age there is no such thing as failing. Giving your all for 5 years will make you a pro.
What is the most memorable party that you played?
Luke: Two parties would come to mind. The first is the first party we ever threw. Damon told us to throw a party in like 10 hours and I truly believed it could not be done. But I proved myself wrong… The party was so crazy I remember seeing Damon’s employees sitting on the stairs just watching. One kid came with a garbage can filled with Jungle Juice. After the party Damon called us in and told us he wanted to make a movie about that night and gave me a record deal. The second was a party we threw at Sequoia at the South Street Seaport. It got insane as well and I remember I went outside to take a picture of the line, and I saw two people walk out of the frame of the picture. I looked up and it was 2 ex girlfriends who did not want to be photographed… Got em.
Boogie: Thats a good question. There’s two parties that come to mind. The first is when I played at this festival Camp Bisco in 2010. I played around 5 pm, No one knew who I was but I was playing such a good set that I pretty much had the whole tent packed and rocking out with me for an hour. The second one is the party Luke & I threw at my father’s oil factory (Dash Motor Oil). We had a stage with all kind of lights set up, A really cool lineup (Ski Beatz with Camp Lo, Da$H, Luke & myself). It was really mind-blowing to see how many kids Luke I could bring out. We had about 500-600 kinds all raging for about 5hrs.
Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar) is the first single from Flying Lotus’ forthcoming album, “You’re Dead!” due October 7 on Warp Records. It premiered in the US on Power 106’s radio show Liftoff (weekdays from 7-10pm) and BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe Show (Mon-Thu from 7-9pm) collectively during the last 24 hours. You can listen to the track HERE. Flying Lotus will embark on a full North American tour this fall. Check out the full list of dates below.
Over more than three decades, Japanese video games have featured some of the most recognizable melodies in the world of global pop culture. Yet most of the people who created these timeless tunes have remained faceless for the longest time. Now a new documentary series released by the Red Bull Music Academy tells the story of the men and women behind Japan’s greatest musical export. Over six episodes, Diggin’ In The Carts explores the history of Japanese video game music from the 8-bit era until today.
“We want to show that these Japanese men and women had an incredible influence on the global culture and on some of the biggest names in modern music,” says Nick Dwyer, the creator of the series.
Examining a new chapter in the evolution of video game music with each episode, the series features exclusive interviews with some of the greatest composers of the genre, including Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka, who created the music to classic games like Tetris and Metroid, Yuzo Koshiro who was inspired by the Tokyo nightlife of the early ’90s when he wrote the soundtrack to Streets of Rage, and Nobuo Uematsu whose scores for the Final Fantasy series have been performed by some of the world’s leading orchestras.
To stress the global impact of their work, the interviews with the Japanese composers are juxtaposed with personal statements from some of today’s luminaries like Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Just Blaze, Joker, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kode9, Havoc, J-Rocc and Ikonika, who point out how their own approach to making music has been heavily influenced by video game music.
The series will be launched in advance of the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. From October 12 through November 14, the world-travelling music lab and festival will host five weeks worth of workshops, concerts, club nights, and all-round musical extravaganzas all across the city. For more on Red Bull Music Academy visit redbullmusicacademy.com
The debut project from Dallas, TX emcee THATKIDCAM is now available for download and stream. Production was handles by 80’s Baby, J. Rhodes.
Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents the music video for the intro to his upcoming mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission” (HIPS3). Produced by the Crack Factory and directed by V. and Wit, “Intro” comes hot on the heels of the release of “Abstract Art”, V.’s single featuring Smif-N-Wessun (listen). One other HIPS3 single has also been released – “You Died” featuring Uncle Murda (listen). Part of rap duo BOE & Villa, Nova has worked with Erick Sermon (click to listen to “Vangundy”), MIDI Mafia, Denaun Porter of D-12, Wyclef Jean, Needlz, Mario Winans, Monifa, Rakim, Akinyele, Canibus (click to listen to “Seriously”), Fabolous, EPMD, Papoose, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Enuff and DJ Self. Nova’s upcoming mixtape is the third volume of his HIPS series (listen to Volume 1 and Volume 2). “I want people to get from this video that V. Nova is nothing to fuck with,” says V. “The red, white & blue symbolism in the video coincides with the speaker in the beginning: a world government who is elected by no one is the trilateral commission. While I’m not a mainstream artist, I come from a place where we dictate trends, so I have an underground impact in that regard. So in a way, the streets are this New Commission, which is where I come from.”HIPS3 drops September.
Here is Atlanta rappers #ILOVEMAKONNEN video for the smash single “Going Up On A Tuesday.” The video was released a month ago before the California native hooked up with Drake for the remix.
As we mourn the death of famed comedian Robin Williams, here are ten interesting facts about his eldest child Zelda.
T-Pain is back with a summer anthem!