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Cassie’s Debut Released on Diddy’s Bad Boy Records and Ryan Lelie’s production company Next Selection

August 9, 2006

Cassie’s debut a very suprising debut album. If you thought Me & U was as good as it got for Cassie try understanding the sheer quality of her debut from Ryan Leslie’s Next Selection through Diddy’s Bad Boy Records Empire.

Surprisingly Sean “Diddy” Combs doesn’t produce or write a single track, however who needs him to when Ryan Leslie pulls off the quality he does here. A signature sound is a phrase that springs to my, but more importantly it is the close knitt relationship between R-Les and Cassie which makes this album a masterpiece.

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Yung Joc continues quick rise to the top with the help of Block and Diddy’s Bad Boy South

July 31, 2006

Hip Hop Front found an interesting article on Young Jos’s rise in the rap game.  The article/interview below shows Russell “Block” Spencer’s and Diddy’s influence on helping Young Joc get to where he is today, with a great album in stores and in the media.  Check out the article below:

 Multimillion-dollar deals are cut, hot tracks recorded and careers launched virtually overnight in hip-hop.

Six months ago, producer/mogul Russell “Block” Spencer, 30, had just met aspiring rapper Yung Joc, 23.

Fast-forward to the present. Joc (aka Jasiel Robinson) headlines a concert tonight at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines and can boast the No. 1 rap album (“New Joc City”) and single (“It’s Goin’ Down”) in the nation – via Block’s new $15 million deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records and Warner Music Group.

Block, who also helped orchestrate the rise of Young Jeezy and Boyz N Da Hood, finally will release his own solo album, “Welcome to My Block,” in May.

“The toughest part of the game for me is getting artists with the grind,” Block said last week from Atlanta, where he and Joc live.

“A lot of artists don’t have the grind (work ethic), and they don’t have the sense to understand, in this music business, it’s 90 percent business and 10 percent talent.”

Talk about the grind: Joc already is recording his sophomore album that should hit the streets in March.

“I said to myself, I put in so much hard work, it’s gonna pop, it’s gonna pop big for me,” Joc said last week from a tour stop in Virginia. “And it did.”

Yes, indeed. More Joc talk:

Q: What has been your biggest show to date?

A: Summer Jam, New Jersey, Giants Stadium in front of 60,000 people.

Q: What did that feel like?

A: It felt like I was getting the exposure that I worked so hard to get. It felt good.

Q: What’s the most expensive thing you’ve splurged on since your album blew up?

A: My house. And my new Mercedes CLS500.

Q: Your record company bio mentions jail time. Why were you locked up?

A: I was doin a bunch of (stuff), man … Stealin’ and (stuff). … Drugs. … I just changed my life all the way around.

Q: How did you change?

A: Just realizing it wasn’t me. I was doin’ a lot of it for attention. Once I realized that I was doin’ it for attention (at age 15), I quit.

Source: desmoinesregister

Diddy’s Making The Band 3 Group Release Album

July 30, 2006

After watching the serie on MTV, we felt it is only right to let you know that the end product of the series will be here later this month. In the article below, the album “Making the band 3” is outlined with all the production and appearance contributors. Enjoy!

Bad Boy Records has unveiled details of the eagerly anticipated debut album from Danity Kane, the red-hot girl group featured on the hit MTV series, Making the Band 3. The self-titled collection – which features the first single, “Show Stopper” – lands in stores nationwide on August 22nd. 

Produced and Executive Produced by Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs, “Danity Kane” sees the five-girl outfit – Dawn, Aubrey, D. Woods, Shannon, and Aundrea – also teaming up with some of today’s most successful and talented producers. Among the studio superstars bringing their skills to the recordings are such hip-hop and R&B icons as Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado, Aaliyah), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey), Mario Winans (P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family, Destiny’s Child, The Notorious B.I.G.), Jim Jonsin (Twista, Jamie Foxx, Trina), Bryan-Michael Cox (Usher, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton), Rami (*NSYNC, the Veronicas), and Ryan Leslie (Britney Spears, Tha Dogg Pound). The album’s Co-Executive Producer is Bad Boy Executive Vice President Harve Pierre.

Press Release: Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kurupt launch the new hot DVD magazine

July 29, 2006

Below is a press release on developments over at DPGC – Snoop Dogg, Daz and Kurupt and launching a DVD magazine which aims to give fans an insight into what goes on behind the scenes, new rappers in the game, tips on how to get involved in the industry and also how to promote music effectively.  The DVD will be out in August in the USA and worldwide in September…

Check it out, and let us know what you think of this new development by leaving your comments. 

Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kurupt launch the new hot DVD magazine 
Los Angeles, CA — July 26, 2006– Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kurupt have not stopped recreating the brand for the West Coast this year.  They have decided to launch a DVD magazine that covers behind the scenes footage of the Dogg Pound as well as up and coming artists and issues that relate to the Urban community.  Ms. Shemia Miller, VP of Publicity reveals, “They consistently create business ventures that not only employ members from urban neighborhoods but also they create venues that give an outlet for creative expression.  This will be a wonderful business venture.”  With Snoop Dogg’s Cali Iz Active CD, Kurupt’s movie line ups and Daz Dillinger’s up coming album on So So Gangsta you’d wonder how would they find to create another business venture? Well they have.  They are intent on ensuring that there is a balance in the music industry.  Daz Dillinger explains, “We want to stay in complete contact with our fans.  This is evident by the way we have our My Space online, the way we are on tour with our fans is a clear indication that we are serious about fan appreciation, without them we wouldn’t be here.  This DVD demonstrates our love to them and for them.”  
No newcomer to multi-media, DPGC has decided to have Mr. Arnold White be the Associate Executive Producer on this project.  Snoop Dogg explains, “We are in full alliance and have a team of individuals who are going to ensure that we are modern and that we are staying in the fold of new and interactive trends.”   Dogg continues, “Our DVD actually will have content that the fans can choose themselves.  If they want to see more of my freestyles or if they would like to see how it is to go on tour, this is the DVD magazine to have.   They will receive exclusive things.  This is our backstage pass to our lives.”       
According to Dr. Kurupt, “The question I get most often is, ‘Who do you all think will be the next DPGC member or what songs are coming out next?’  This DVD will be the answer to the fans questions and actually to those who are interested in issues that isn’t covered by B.E.T news and the regular news channel.  It’s an array of things.”    Tha Dogg Pound DVD will hit the newsstands August, 2006 in selective stores.  And world wide September, 2006.    Arnold White reveals, “What is very important as a record label executive, I get ‘How do I become the next rapper, or the next promotions guy?  And this DVD magazine will have how to in that area as well.  It’s just an overall well thought out DVD magazine, and I am glad that Snoop Dogg, Daz and Kurupt are putting it out.” 
About Tha Dogg Pound DVD 
Tha Dogg Pound DVD is an interactive magazine that provides exclusive content and footage on Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and the entire West Coast scene.  In addition the magazine hopes to capture the urban community and discuss issues that affect Hip Hop community worldwide.   Executive Producers are: Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kurupt. Associate Executive Producer: 
Arnold White.  Associate Producers:  Shemia Miller, Young Breezy and Cartoon.

Hip Hop Front is Launching Soon!

July 29, 2006

Hip Hop Front is a new content driven website keeping you up-to-date with the world of hip hop and r’n’b.

 We will be launching the site very soon, but will post interesting stories and interviews.  Also, to all you aspiring artists, we are looking to assist you in making your big break in the industry.

 So keep checking back and perhaps help contribute by getting in touch to be interviewed. 

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Hip Hop Front