FuseBox Radio Broadcast for the week of July 7, 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of July 7, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

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This week’s show commentary focused on the recent updates about the crooked post-Hurricane Katrina killings by New Orleans police, payment cuts for the California government employees & similar issues in other states, the Washington Post story about the U.S. Defense Dept. still being one of BP biggest customers for oil even after the disastrous oil spill, interesting international reaction in regards to race with the World Cup, movie star Mel Gibson’s dropping the “N-word” regarding sexual assault in threatening his ex-girlfriend, the passing of Hip-Hop legend Rammellzee (R.I.P.), recent heat wave on the East Coast of the United States and some other things here and there.

There is a brand new Black Agenda Report segment for this week’s show. Due to the college summer break period, there is no new Direct EFX segments until the end of August.

FuseBox Radio Playlist & Charts for Week of July 7, 2010

  • Sunz of Man/Isreali News/Red Ant Entertainment
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince/Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Mix)/Jive
  • Sly & Robbie feat. Young MC/Under Arrest/Island Records
  • Big Boi/Daddy Fat Stax/Def Jam
  • Zo! feat. Sy Smith/Greatest Weapon of All Time/FE Music
  • Rhymefest/Breakdown/dN & Be Entertainment
  • Sandra St. Victor/Cosmos/Strategic Soul Ventures
  • Homeboy Sandman feat. John Robinson & Daniel Joseph/the Things They Carried/High Water Music
  • Black Milk/How Dare You/Fat Beats
  • D’Angelo/Sweet Sticky Thing/C4
  • Jyoti/The Black Mother/SomeOthaShip Connect
  • Oceana/Cry Cry (Deichkind Remix)/Ultra Records
  • Terror Fabolous/Woman Say So/Tan-Yah
  • DJ Krush/Dig This Vibe/TVT
  • Dwele/Give Me A Chance/RT Music Group
  • The Roots feat. Trunk North & Peedi Peedi/Web 2020/Def Jam
  • Skinny Fabolous feat. Machel Montano/Duracel Plus/White Label
  • Ras Ceylon/The Question/RasCeylon.com
  • Dave I.D./Why Weren’t The Message Sent?/URB Alt
  • L.I.F.E.Long feat. DJ JS-1/Veteran/Domination Recordings
  • Spoek Mathambo/Out The Box/BBE
  • JUDAH feat. Chase/Sundresses and Sandals/ForTheDMVOnly.com
  • Dead Prez feat. Mike Flo/G In Me/DeadPrez.com
  • The Co-Op/Thank You/CoopMusicOnline.com
  • DJ Bless feat. Hue Hef & Jim Snooka/Cloud 9/Never So Deep Records
  • Team Demolition feat. Wale, Jo’Lyce & K-Beta/If The Would Only Listen/Inner Loop Records
  • Kings Go Forth/Don’t Take My Shadow (Tom Moulton RMX inst.)/Luaka Bop
  • T.I./Yeah Ya Know (Haters) (inst.)/Grand Hustle & Atlantic
  • La The Darkman feat. Bobby V/You (inst.)/Aphiliates Music Group
  • AZ/Fire (inst.)/Legal Hustle Records

PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Black Music Classics and Independent Music Finds

Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):
UrbanNetwork.com’s The Mix Internet Radio Station – UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine) OKRP.com, ReeWineMusic.com/ReeWine Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio, CrackAudio.com, TheBestJams.com/The Best Jams Radio, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/PlanetUrban.com.au, AmalgamDigital.com, BlockJams.com, ConspiracyUK.com , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , DurdeeSouthRadio.com , Beyond.FM , MyBlockRadio.net, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin’ Start Eatin’ Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, HipHopSoulRadio.com , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, True Fire Radio, StreetsD.com (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, W.O.W. Radio, DIRadioCast, Fleet DJ Radio, SWURV Radio, Revolt Radio, GC Radio, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)
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iSUPPORT…Soil: The Warrior Lessons

How I missed this one still escapes me but as most can see, I have taken a small hiatus from the site.

What can I say? When HE calls, you BEST pick up the line. With that being said, I won’t bore you all with the normal rhetoric of where life has blown me this time. Just know that I am here. Hell, I never really left…but I digress.

FaceBook can be interesting portal, especially if you have been involved in the many developmental changes that the site has undergone the past few years. What started out as a place for college students to network and socialize via the web is now a hub for many narcissistic personalities begging for some kind, ANY KIND, of attention. I’m more than convinced that half of my graduating class should have studied theology instead of journalism because everyone is “filled with the good word.”

No shade…just facts.

And while it has not been the ideal place to go searching for real music, I have come across something that I refused to NOT share with you all and although you wouldn’t quite consider this “music”, the message is timeless. Father’s Day is one of those holidays that is always overshadowed. Daddies haven’t gotten the best rap this century (especially daddies of colour) but this is a progressively humble approach to restoring life and strength back into our families and overall thinking.

I ask you: If you only had a few seconds to share wisdom with your seedz, what would YOU choose to say? Stuck? Here’s a little boost…

Folks, I give you  SOIL: The Warrior Lessons

Father’s Day is a day for reverence for our father figures, and Hip-Hop, as a whole does not pay its respects to all of the good fathers in our community. Producers and Fathers Metaphysic and Amond Jackson have put together a hip-hop tribute to all Fathers and the relationship they share with their children. The project entitled “Soil: The Warrior Lessons” pulls together uncompromising people from the hip-hop community sharing wisdom for our kids over Amond’s and Metaphysic’s beats with special guests producers. Hip Hop notables like J-Live, DJ Applejack, Floyd the Locsmif, Illastrate, M1 of Dead Prez, Homeboy Sandman, Supa Dave West, John Robinson, DJ Amdex and many others will speak to their seeds and share the feelings and information they need to know. This project should be the soundtrack to your Father’s Day and provide encouragement for you and your young ones.

“Soil” is everything a parent provides for their children or “seeds.” Metaphysic describes the project’s title in this way: “Just like in nature our children, our “seeds” can’t grow alone once planted. They need the proper care in order to flourish. The soil is the nourishment parents must provide in order for our youth to grow strong roots and flourish. With the right soil our youth can properly develop into productive, self reliant and creative contributors to the human family.” Amond and Meta intend for this project to be a gift for Fathers to share with their children to provide alternative perspectives from mainstream music and media. This project also serves as a time capsule that generations in the future can listen to and see what these group of fathers and fathers-to-be had on their minds.

The sense of community among fathers is a major theme for this project. Amond and Meta have brought together many different voices in hip-hop; DJs, MCs, B-Boys, Producers, Writers, Videographers, and Freedom Fighters have all contributed to this inspirational instrumental project. The music will be free, so listeners can expect to hear a wide range of vibes and sounds. “Soil: The Warrior Lessons” will be a free download available Father’s Day June 20, 2010.

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I encourage you to share this with your family, play it for your daddy and borrow a few affirmations to share with your own seeds. You can follow SOIL movement on Twitter (@oursoil) and as always, let them know who sent you! Take it light and have an ass-tastic Wednesday!

@Fusebox Radio Broadcast for the week of April 7, 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of April 7, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

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During this week’s show, we had a great interview with Queens, NY’s own Independent Hip-Hop MC Famoso (http://myspace.com/FamosoNYC; http://www.twitter.com/FamosoHTR).

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Some of the topics we covered in this in depth interview include Famoso’s musical & environmental influences in New York City, his extensive independent and mainstream music history in the music industry , what inspires him creatively to make music in his life, the need for balance in Hip-Hop music, his viewpoint about the current state of NYC & East Coast Hip-Hop music scenes, past & future plans, music projects and lots more!
There are brand new episodes of the Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments for this week’s show.
FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of April 7, 2010 (in no particular order)
DJ Fusion Mix Tracklisting:
  • Nice & Smooth feat. Asu, Bas Blasta, Gang Starr, Melo T. & Preacher Earl/Down The Line/RAL
  • Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi/Tightrope/Atlantic
  • Bad Rabbits/Can’t Back Down/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/BadRabbits)
  • DoItAll/Surrender/Lord Gang
  • Erykah Badu/Love/Control Freaq Records & Motown
  • Devin The Dude/What I Be On/Coughee Brothers & E1
  • The Angel feat. Jhelisa (DJ Drez RMX)/Ultra Light/TheAngelSoundclash.com
  • Sylvester/Dance (Disco Heat)/ Fantasy Records
  • K-Beta/Burn Thru The Journal/Inner Loop Records
  • Whitefolkz feat. Wordsworth/The Waiting Line/Topp Dogg Records
  • Famoso/Underground Railroad/HardTimes Records
  • Famoso/OH/HardTimes Records
  • LuGuz feat. Tom Gist & A.P./Never Had A Dream/Scrunchface Music
  • Massive Attack feat. Martina Topley-Bird/Babel/Virgin
  • Eulorhythmics/Hot & Nasty (inst.)/All Natural Inc.
  • Jon Judah Mix Tracklisting:
  • Michael Jackson/Rock My World (FuseBox Radio Hip-Hop Mix)/White Label
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth/Skinz/White Label
  • Busta Rhymes/Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See/White Label
  • All City/The Actual/White Label
  • Fuguess/Nappy Heads/White Label
  • A Tribe Called Quest – Word Play/White Label
  • King Tee/ Dippin’/White Label
  • GangStarr feat. Nice & Smooth/DWYCK/White Label
  • Joyce Kennedy /Wanna Play Your Game/White Label
  • Prince/Computer Blue/White Label
  • Santana/El Morrocco/White Label
  • LL Cool J/Mr. Goodbar/White Label
  • Slick Rick/ Why, Why, Why/White Label
  • CAB feat. Serius Jones/Who Should Know/White Label
  • De La Soul/Jenfia Taught Us/White Label
  • Rage Against The Machine/Microphone Fiend/White Label
  • PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more MySpace.com Independent Music Finds
Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):
UrbanNetwork.com’s The Mix Internet Radio Station – UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine) OKRP.com, ReeWineMusic.com/ReeWine Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio, CrackAudio.com, TheBestJams.com/The Best Jams Radio, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/PlanetUrban.com.au, AmalgamDigital.com, BlockJams.com, ConspiracyUK.com , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , DurdeeSouthRadio.com , Beyond.FM , MyBlockRadio.net, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin’ Start Eatin’ Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, HipHopSoulRadio.com , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, True Fire Radio, StreetsD.com (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, W.O.W. Radio, DIRadioCast, SWURV Radio, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)
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Junkie Flicks: @bobatl “Airplanes” x @priscillarenea “Lovesick + Style-freeing” x Keys Responds to @Nicki Minaj

This cut is ill! Daps and hugs to #teambob!

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Priscilla Renea has one of the most unique voices and ranges I have heard in a long time. Here are the acoustic and “style-freeing” versions of her single Lovesick. Plus a freebie! Love this chick!

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And Baltimore rapper Keys responds to the Nicki Minaj response to her original response. Keys’ is valid in a few areas…

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Calling planet commercial: Do I sense a challenge?

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Get some!

Intervention: The Souls of Black Folk…

I am utterly disgusted at what I have witnessed online today.

I read a lot, and I mean A LOT, all with intentions and goals of uncovering and unveiling deep, stimulating issues that relate to us everyday, everywhere…not just in the entertainment business.

My people are in trouble and its a lot worse than any of us could have imagined. Apparently, this past Monday night’s episode of A&E’s popular reality series Intervention featured former WBA junior lightweight champion Rocky Lockridge and his downward spiral into a life of addiction and homelessness.

So, it’s a Saturday night and I’m up fishing for leads and I catch the video on World Star Hip Hop. The headline read (and I quote):

Saddest Intervention: Former Boxing Champ “Rocky Lockridge” (Who Knocked Out Floyd Mayweather’s Uncle In 98 Sec) Had Crack Addiction! + Hear His Cry At The End Sounding Like A Walrus In Heat!

And here is the footage of the actual intervention (or for the full episode, click HERE).

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Did you see anything truly funny here? Take your time, I’ll wait…

I didn’t think so.

What irks me the most is not only that people have found humor in someones misery but that we have become so numb and almost “zombie-like” when it comes to any type of feeling. Here you have two more African-American men that were abandoned by their father. Yeah, they seem to be pretty balanced despite but it is evident that his absence played a HUGE role on their lives on many levels. To have to bear and balance love, confusion, disappointment, longing and hatred all for the same person is exhausting to the spirit. Imagine having to feel all those things consecutively for 15 years all for one person. There is a difference between being a bastard child and being abandoned by your father…these men felt a toxic mixture of both.

After watching the video and being almost brought to tears, I hurriedly scrolled down hoping that someone had something encouraging or uplifting to say about the clip and these are the type of comments I ran across:

IT’S SAD TO SEE WEAK MINDED ASS BLACK MEN. FINE HE WASN’T THERE, HOW MANY OTHER MEN AREN’T THERE. YOU TAKE THIS AND MAKE SURE NOT TO REPEAT IT NOT TO SIT IN YOUR OWN SORROW CRYING LIKE A WOMAN. THIS IS A SAD DAY WHEN YOU GOT BLACK MEN SITTING CRYING LIKE WOMEN. WHAT A SHAME

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! lmao!..not that funny but it was funny to me..this nothin new tho..shiiit at least they kno where they fatha at..i have no clue where mine is and dont care

ON SOME REAL s*** DESE n*ggaS IS p*ssy…ITS COOL 2 LOVE UR DAD AND WANT THE BEST 4 HIM BUT DAMN THESE BROTHERS IS CRUMB CAKE…WHEN UR DAD BREAK OUT ON UR FAM U CANT SIT AROUND BOO HOOING…U GOTTAGET OFF UR ASSSS TELL YO MAMA U DONT NEED DA LAME AND THEN U MAKE SOMETHIN HAPPEN….THESE NIGGGGAZ IS SOME TERRY CLOTHS

“i look behind my shoulder for every black man that passes me”…yea cuz u g*y son lol….u want dat meat

And these are from YouTube:

2 gay sons no wife no money yeah you gonna be on drugs or either kill yourself god damn why are they talking so slow takes about 10 minutes to say 1 sentence lol shit seemed like the sons where fake crying to me

lmfao he sound like a walrus haha i can tell his 2 sons are gay as fuck to. This man cry is epic haha

Am I missing something??? These are two black men that have come together, hoping to save the person who made them and folk find humor in the pain in this man’s cry? Is that where we are black folk?

Or it that losing family to addiction, having to live without our daddies and hatred have just become ALL TOO FAMILIAR to us. So familiar that instead of seeing what we saw and feeling and relating, we stand atop of others hardships to avoid reality.

Ain’t nothing cool about being without a daddy, girl or boy. I can not see how any person of colour or with a pulse could not feel what was displayed before us.

Shame on World Star for instigating the entire thing with that irrelevant headline and for encouraging your already feeble-minded audience.

I’m telling you folks, watch what you watch. We have such a long way to go. Run your mouth. Share your sentiments, please.

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Fusebox Radio Broadcast for the week of April 1, 2010

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of March 31, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

During this week’s show, we had a great interview with director Sebastian Doggart of the documentary American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi (http://www.AmericanFaust.com) about former U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice.

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Some of the topics we covered in this in depth interview included his inspiration & various struggles to do this documentary in a balanced way, personal aspects of Condoleezza Rice that don’t come out too often (and said sacrifices made by her for power grabs), her wish washy history on Affirmative Action in the private and government sectors, her various roles in the government on BOTH sides of the fence as a Democrat & Republican, her role in the current “War On Terror” & it’s long lasting effects (including the torturing of prisoners, etc.), where does he think in a just world Rice’s situation should be in the future, politics of the film industry and more!

There is a brand new episode of the Black Agenda Report in this week’s broadcast but no Direct EFX segment (did not receive before this week’s show).

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com – all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of March 31, 2010 (in no particular order)

  • Del The Funky Homosapien/The Wacky World of Mass Transit/Elektra Records
  • Erykah Badu/Gone Baby (Don’t Be Long)/Control Freaq Records & Motown
  • Groove Armada/Paper Romance (Andy Cato’s 3AM Drop Mix)/Om Records
  • Janelle Monae/Cold War/Atlantic
  • Devin The Dude/What I Be On/Coughee Brothers & E1
  • Freddie Gibbs/The Ghetto/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/FreddieGibbs)
  • Ty feat. Vula Malinga/Get To The Sky/BBE
  • Jaheim/Her/Divine Mill
  • The Angel feat. Jhelisa (DJ Drez RMX)/Ultra Light/TheAngelSoundclash.com
  • Yazharah/Why Don’t Cha Call Me No More/Foriegn Exchange Music
  • Consequence feat. Pharoahe Monch/Let U Live/White Label
  • LuGuz feat. Tom Gist & A.P./Never Had A Dream/Scrunchface Music
  • Soulful/Out of My Mind/Inner Loop Recordings

PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more MySpace.com Independent Music Finds

Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):

UrbanNetwork.com’s The Mix Internet Radio Station – UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine) OKRP.com, ReeWineMusic.com/ReeWine Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio, CrackAudio.com, TheBestJams.com/The Best Jams Radio, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/PlanetUrban.com.au, AmalgamDigital.com, BlockJams.com, ConspiracyUK.com , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , DurdeeSouthRadio.com , Beyond.FM , MyBlockRadio.net, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin’ Start Eatin’ Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, HipHopSoulRadio.com , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, True Fire Radio, StreetsD.com (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)

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Congrats are in order: Salute a bad chick when you see one X Tanza wins 106th & Park’s W.O.W. Competition!

It does my heart good to see and associate with so many positive women of colour and statures around me on a such a consistent basis. It is very rare to associate kindness and chemistry with female friendship these days because people’s motives are so skewed.

To no avail, I remain eternal in my loyalty to my clique to always support them and uplift them in and out of their times of need. To say that I am proud of this young lady is an understatement so I won’t use that. Some people seek out stardom and fame and then you have others that stardom and fame are personally pick. As if it is just thrust upon them. Those people like the most recent winner of 106th & Park’s Wild Out Wednesday competition, singer/songwriter and all around golden spirit Tanza Thompson. Those people understand the concept of patience, focus, persistence, opportunity, humility and good old-fashioned SMART, not hard, work.

via WTXL.com:

NEW YORK CITY, NY– -Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Rickards High School graduate Tanza Thompson appeared on Black Entertainment Televisions (BET) hit show 106 & Park “Wild Out Wednesday” in New York City on Wednesday evening where she won the weekly talent contest with 41 percent of the vote.

Tanza competed against two musical groups that hailed from the South, in the “Women from South” “Wild Out Wednesday” competition. From dancing to singing to step competitions, “Wild Out Wednesday” is the hottest talent show on TV! The winner of the talent show is selected by viewers from throughout the nation and internationally.

“The City of Tallahassee certainly showed me a great amount of love and support last night,” Tanza said. “I really want to thank my family, the 850, FAMU, Rickards High School and everyone who text or voted for me on BET.com.  This is one of the happiest nights of my life and I will never forget the feeling I am feeling right now.”

Prior to Tanza’s performance former National Football League player and actor Terry Crews of the CW’s Everybody Hates Chris and his wife Rebecca talked about family and their reality show A Family Crew that airs on BET.

As a result of her win, Tanza will be performing with other previous “Wild Out Wednesday” winners in an eight city tour titled Blaze the Stage and perform on BET again in the summer of 2010 during the Best of “Wild Out Wednesday.”

A true musical artiste, who is lyrically gifted in both writing and singing, Tanza’s sound is reminiscent of Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, with a healthy dose of melodic bass beats thrown in for good measure. Her edgy, beat-based songs have attracted an energetic audience since she began her entertainment career in 2004.

106 & Park is a 90-minute countdown music video show that features popular hip hop contemporary R&B, reggae and dancehall music videos.  Hosted by Terrence J. and Rocsi, the weekday show plays the top 10 most requested videos of the day, as requested by viewers who can vote by telephone or online.  The show is shot in New York and broadcast live in front of a studio audience, some of the industry’s biggest recording artist stop by daily.

For more information about Tanza’s please visit tanzasmusic.blogspot.com.

Congratulations, Tanza. This is one of many stops along the journey of success and I elated to be along for the ride! My bisssh, I salute you!

For more information about Tanza, press inquires, interviews, please contact Tuesday Knight at tuesdayknightpr@gmail.com.

GLO: Janelle Monae Live @ Smith’s Olde Bar

Just a heads up…

Calling all androids:

This beautiful brown bissh will be performing LIVE in Atlanta @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 5th and 6th!
via TicketAlternative.com
The concept of the suite release was inspired by the observation that the youth of the iPod generation no longer buy or listen to entire albums. They listen to playlists. They grab their favorite three to four songs from a particular album, add those to a playlist, and then discard the rest of the album like yesterday’s news.

In order to re-excite the public, the label is forced to do guest spots and remixes, additional videos and deluxe CD releases….all in a vain attempt to intrigue the record buyer again.

With this in mind, the Wondaland Arts Society has decided to release its content in a quarterly “suite” fashion. Like successful serial programs such as Lost or Heroes, this release schedule allows dynamic artists such as Janelle Monáe to always stay fresh: she always has a new chapter or musical world to visit, a new song raiding blogs and earbuds.

As one can imagine, this suite model continually excites the consumer and music lover, while creating countless opportunities for Ms. Monáe to experiment artistically and grow creatively with her audience.

For more information on JANELLE MONAE, please visit: www.myspace.com/janellemonae

Advance ticket sales end at 2:00pm day of show

Tickets will be $15 day of show.

I’m so there. That is all.

FuseBox Radio Broadcast for the week of March 24, 2010


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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of March 24, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

This week’s commentary this week focused on a range of things, touching base on topics such as the recent passing of the U.S. Health Care Reform Bill and it’s pre- and post-fallout on both the political and societal ends (especially in regards to race), the Texas School Board’s trying to change the textbooks to cover more “conservative values” (including things such as minimizing mentioning the effects of institutional racism, capitalism, etc. in the country and the world, talking about creationism and so forth) along with some other things here and there.

During this week’s show, we had a great interview with one of the independent Hip-Hop’s young MCs on the rise, New York City’s own Ques (http://www.QuesFire.com & http://www.twitter.com/QuesFire).

Some of the topics we’ve touched base during the interview included Ques’ musical & environmental influences, his Haitian heritage, his long history in the music industry in the independent & mainstream music arenas, what inspires him creatively to make music, his latest project with the Rap2k10 album, viewpoints about the current state of NYC & East Coast Hip-Hop and lack of balance of music the mainstream audience gets exposed to, future plans and lots more!
There are brand new episodes of the Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments included in this week’s broadcast.
FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of March 24, 2010 (in no particular order)
  • Bahamadia/True Honey Buns (Dat Freak Shit)/EMI & Chrysalis
  • Yazharah/Why Don’t Cha Call Me No More/Foriegn Exchange Music
  • Gil Scott Heron/Running/XL Recordings
  • Ques/Mr. Exec/QuesMusic.com
  • LuGuz feat. Tom Gist & S.P./Never Had A Dream/Scrunchface Music
  • Apollo Heights/Dakini/Manimal Vinyl Records
  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard/Brooklyn Zoo/Elektra Records
  • Jaheim/Her/Divine Mill
  • Consequence feat. Pharoahe Monch/Let U Live/White Label (http://www.ItsTheCons.com)
  • Ty feat. Sarina Leah & Shaun Escoffery/Emotions (2000Black RMX)/BBE
  • The Impressions (from the “Three The Hard Way” Movie Soundtrack)/That’s What Love Will Do/Get Back
  • The Heptones/Why Must I/Studio One
  • Rahel/Hope/MashiBeats.com
  • Nottz/Shine So Brite/RawKoncept.com
  • Smerins Anti-Social Club/The Alibi/White Label (http://www.AntiSocialClub.co.uk)
  • M1 Platoon/DMV Rock/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/M1Platoon)
  • Soulful/Out of My Mind/Inner Loop Recordings
  • Ques/H.O.P.E./QuesMusic.com
  • Cubic Zirconia/Josephine (GreenMoney’s Tracestep RMX)/White Label (http://www.CubicZirconiaMusic.com)
  • PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more MySpace.com Independent Music Finds

Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):

UrbanNetwork.com’s The Mix Internet Radio Station – UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine) OKRP.com, ReeWineMusic.com/ReeWine Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio, CrackAudio.com, TheBestJams.com/The Best Jams Radio, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/PlanetUrban.com.au, AmalgamDigital.com, BlockJams.com, ConspiracyUK.com , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , DurdeeSouthRadio.com , Beyond.FM , MyBlockRadio.net, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin’ Start Eatin’ Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, HipHopSoulRadio.com , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media, UnderWorldMixRadio.com, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV, iBlog126.com, Miro, WSOUF.com, True Fire Radio, StreetsD.com (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, BlackCoffeeChannel.com (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)

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