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*Press Play: I Look Up/ Capital P album review by DJ Layne Luv

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“….so where’s he from?” …”Delaware”…”The State?” ….”haha nah bro the city, right there from your state Ohio” This is how Capital P was presented to me via a constant DM on IG through his business partners. I must admit that for a few months, I didn’t follow up as well as I could have. Being a music critic and state manager for all of Ohio with The Fleet DJ’s, I tend to get a lot of submissions regularly. However, after I had a phone conversation with Byrd and Jamezz Bonn (Divine Engineering), I instantly felt a connection. They insisted that Capital P was the one that was going to make noise from Ohio. So I invited him up to the studio to kick it wit us just to see how he vibed with my crew. So one Wednesday, he came up to the WTMH Studio and right there on the spot, we said we were going to premier his single on our live Workout Wednesday broadcast just to see how our audience felt about his work. The single they submitted was El Hombre. I will testify, from the very first note we heard from that song, we were believers in this man’s music.

Being in this business for a while, a DJ hears a lot of music, so it really takes something special to keep an artist’s body of work from going in the pile and moving on. If you listen to Capital P’s / El Hombre first, you will be fooled into thinking he’s just another trap rapper no matter how great the song is. But when you play his entire album of Capital P/I Look Up  you’ll bear witness to artistry coming from the Delaware city. It will actually blindside you of how good Capital P really is. One of my favorite songs of the project Tuck It In takes you into the mind of a person that has seen a lot of ups and downs and of someone just trying to make sense of the world. The live guitar on this songs helps the listener drift from a stressful day into a bliss of funkdefied melody. It may actually be one of my most favorable tracks on the project.

Throughout the album you can hear the pain in the rapper’s voice. It’s a beautiful pain like that of a Bob Marley meets the rap-from-the gut-flow like Tupac Shakur. Not to even try to compare the Delaware rapper to these Legendary figures, it’s just that you can hear the same determination to change the minds in his songs. The song Good is a perfect example of that determination. As he says in the song…“I’m a get it till I’m good” the listener can truly understand Capital P will not stop until he sees some success for his labor. Once again I have to go back to the erie guitar riffs that wail, to paint the picture of a rapper with a big gift trying to push this sound out of his small city.

State of Mind you can hear Cap P making a statement. He is getting the listener to understand that the happening that go on in big cities happen right there in the city of Delaware. He wants the audience to not underestimate the crime and violence that happen where he is proud to be from. As the heroin epidemic continues to stay on the rise in Ohio, he is sounding the horn the same way Grandmaster Flash did with “The Message” when he said, “It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under” State Of Mind takes you on a day in Delaware where anything can and will happen.

Tell You What… I’m predicting will be a “ladies” summer song for 2018 in the Midwest. It’s a melodic song where the rapper tries on his vocal skills for size and delivers nicely. It’s always been a formula for rappers to come out with the radio song right before the summer. This is that song. When Cap P actually played that song for me on my radio show, I asked him “So when do you come in on the song?” they all laugh and he says “That is me through the whole song” I’m like “That you singing?”….and he grins . That was another time when I became a believer in his music.

Overall, I give this album a high rating because of the production and arrangement of all the songs. It’s a solid project! You can tell time was taken on the mixing and mastering of all the songs. When I listened to this entire album, it’s like reading a book. The content has to be just as exciting as the title. I Look Up is just that exciting to listen to.

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Out of 5 stars I would give it 4 based on production and lyrical content….5’s are given for classic albums and only the rest of the world can give him that. Let’s see if I Look Up is a game changer for OHIO.

-@DJLAYNELUV

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[Fleet DJ’s] New Fleet Dj featured member “Dj Kure”

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DJ KURE started off DJing in his small kitchen with a crowd of two. He bought his equipment on Craigslist and thought that if he practiced enough, he would get better. It took a lot of YouTube videos and long nights of practicing until it clicked for him. That’s when DJ Kure was born.

From his kitchen, DJ Kure went to South Korea for a year and started booking gigs in bars and clubs. In that year, he honed his craft and learned a lot about DJing and himself as a DJ. After his year in South Korea, DJ Kure moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he currently resides, and linked up with the DJ community there and has had many gigs there. From birthday parties to silent parties to DJing for national acts such as Caskey and The Dogg Pound.

DJ KURE has always had a wide range of interest, with music being one of the biggest. Ask him about his favorite song, and you won’t get an answer because like music, it is always changing. DJ KURE does not DJ within just one genre. He likes to keep his range of music wide from trap to house to hip-hop and beyond, to keep himself ready for any gig.

Currently, DJ KURE is in deployed to the Middle East serving our country. He works six days a week, doing 12-hour shifts, but he still finds time to spin on Friday nights at an on-base club. When he gets back to the states, he has plans to have live streams on Facebook and Instagram and podcasts with IndustryTap to push both himself and music culture forward. He will be releasing more mixtapes and gearing up for his first album. He will also work with some regional artist. When DJ Kure gets back, he will be DJing at some of the northwest regions hottest venues. To stay up to date with anything DJ KURE related, follow him on social media @IAMDJKURE or check out his website: www.KureOne.com.

-DJ KURE
(850) 566-5905
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2018 KURE The World

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[Entertainment] Cardi B to appear on “SNL”

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Cardi B is scheduled to make her debut on Saturday Night Live in April. SNL has announced she will be the musical performer for the long-running sketch show’s April 7 episode. Cardi will share the spotlight with Black Panther star ChadwiThe “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker was excited about her upcoming SNL debut, sharing the news on her Instagram account. Cardi asked her followers if they’d be altering their weekend plans to watch her.
“APRIL 7th SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE!!!” she wrote. “Who finna not go to the club to watch Bardi on tv?!ck Boseman, who is scheduled to host the episode.Cardi has been the headlines of late due to pregnancy rumors. She and her fiancé Offset have denied the rumors, but a recent report claimed she’ll be close to seven months pregnant when she performs at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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[MUSIC NEWS] Lil Wayne and Birdman Reunite With a Hug at Club Liv in Miami

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Are Lil Wayne and Birdman on good terms again? It’s hard to say for sure, but in a newly surfaced video of the two embracing in Miami’s Club Liv, it certainly looks like it.

In the vid, which was uploaded to social media by an account by the name of hotboyog33, we see Weezy and his adoptive father hugging it out under the glow of red lights in the Miami night spot. After a few seconds, the two detach and get into a sort of conversation as the overlook the scene unfolding in front of them.

As many, many rap fans know, Weezy and Stunna haven’t exactly been all that friendly the last few years. Back in January 2015, Weezy sued Cash Money Records, a label he’s presumably had to work underneath to this day, for $51 million after he claimed he’d been cheated out of an obscene amount of money. Birdman then made it clear he wouldn’t be dropping Weezy’s eagerly anticipated album, Tha Carter V.

Although the two rappers have intermittently shown signs of potentially patching things up, there have been way more signs of them not being cool than the reverse. It looked as if the day of a Weezy-Birdman reunion might never arrive, but it looks like it has.

The video doesn’t list a date, but TMZ reports this “reunion” took place on Sunday night (March 11). The two may appear cool with one another, but Weezy is not dropping his lawsuit. Back in February, Birdman claimed Tha Carter IV would be dropping later on this year.

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[ MUSIC NEWS] Juelz Santana Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun to Airport

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Juelz Santana was arrested on drug and weapon charges Monday, two days after the rapper fled a Newark airport after TSA discovered a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

Santana surrendered to police following the incident. The Dipset rapper faces unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance as well as an unspecified federal warrant, TMZ reports.

NJ.com added that Santana was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft, even though the rapper didn’t pass the security checkpoint.

The rapper was scheduled to board a flight from Newark to San Francisco Friday night when, after leaving two bags and identification at a security checkpoint, he “paced the area nervously and requested that several individuals screen his bag expeditiously because he was going to miss his flight,” the criminal complaint said.

Upon checking the bags, TSA found a loaded Derringer 38-caliber handgun as well as the still-unspecified controlled substance. Santana then fled the airport, hailed a cab and remained on the lam until Port Authority Police arrested him early Monday morning.

As a convicted felon – in 2011, a raid on the rapper’s New Jersey studio yielded two loaded handguns and 17 bags of marijuana – the “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon” charge alone carries a possible 10-year sentence.

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[Entertainment News ]Usher and wife Grace Miguel are separating

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It’s over for Usher and his wife of two years, Grace Miguel. The couple has called it quits, ending their relationship after about 10 years together.
“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” the couple said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday. “We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.

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Kings of Crunk minus Lil Jon has come back to Reclaim their Position in Southern Hip Hop as Kings of Crunk with the Spring Anthem “Gettem”

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The Eastside Boyz have released the track “Gettem” that’s getting a lot of love and now becoming the spring anthem of Atlanta. With 264,000 streams and going, the single shows no sign of slowdown. The single features Bone Crusher, Don P and Lil LA from Trillville and has that classic sound of turnt up crunk music.

If you remember The EASTSIDE BOYZ aka Big Sam & Lil Bo started their music career with Lil Jon in 1996 and went straight up the charts with hits of their signature sound and hooks. From 2001 to 2005 they put out 4 albums: PUT YOUR HOOD UP (PLATINUM), KINGS OF CRUNK (2X PLATINUM), PART II, and CRUNK JUICE (3x PLATINUM).

The single is streaming on Spotify, SoundCloud & Apple Music. Make sure when you listen to the single you check out the Atlanta Falcons highlight video. If you’re into the Falcons, this will be that song that gets your pumped for the game.

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Official Website: TheEastSideBoyz.com
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About The East Side Boyz

The EASTSIDE BOYZ aka Big Sam & Lil Bo started their music career with Lil Jon in 1996 with a song called “Who U Wit” that was wrote by Big Sam in 1993. The group then signed with Mirror Image Records in 1997 and recorded their first album called “Who U Wit Get Crunk” which went gold. Then they followed up in 1999 with “We Still Crunk Da Album” which also went gold. Then in 2001 Lil Jon & the EASTSIDE BOYZ signed a Indy/major deal with TVT Records. The group was on TVT Records from 2001-2005 which they put out 4 albums: “Put Your Hood Up” (Platinum),“King of Crunk” (2X Platinum), “Part II”, “Crunk Juice” (3x Platinum). Also countless Tv shows, movies (Soul Plane)!!as well as a couple of movies (Recognize). BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE NEW EASTSIDE BOYZ ALBUM & BIG SAM ALBUM!!!

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[Entertainment news]Rakim Sets The World on Fire With Tweets About Today’s Rap Music

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Rakim Sets The World on Fire With Tweets About Today’s Rap Music
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Rakim is not rocking with today’s hip-hop scene. The Goat emcee and one half of the legendary DJ/Rapper duo Eric B & Rakim, took to Twitter on Tuesday to – with as much detail as possible and taking full advantage of the extended character count– make his opinion on the rap scene today known.
“You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music,” Rakim said. “The death of poetry and smoothness, they use this. The absence of a message. The inability to create meaningful change through words and verses, but the worse is, they don’t even know they hurt this artful purpose, it’s tragic.”
Rakim’s sentiments have been echoed from a few of the music industries OG’s who feel that what made Hip-Hop powerful is being lost. Legendary Producer Quincy Jones in a recent interview with vulture said that with the exception of Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar the hip-hop music coming out was valueless. Jones referred to artists of today and producers as being “greedy” and unknowledgeable of the history.
Rakim and Quincy Jones may have a point as artists today have been if nothing else, ignorant of the history of the rap game. Platinum selling rapper XXXtentacion in a Twitch interview with DJ Akademiks claimed he was better than Tupac Shakur because Tupac didn’t make rock music. Lil Yachty in a 2016 interview with Billboard, couldn’t name five songs from neither Notorious B.I.G. or Tupac and even went as far as calling Biggie overrated, a statement which he later apologized for.
There does seem to be a vast disconnect with the OG’s and the new rappers with the almost blatant disrespect on both sides. The question now is if we’ll see the God emcee, Rakim, get back in his bag and drop some new music to ruffle some feathers.

You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music. The death of poetry and smoothness, they use this. The absence of a message. The inability to create meaningful change through words and verses, but the worse is, they don’t even know they hurt this artful purpose, it’s tragic.
— Eric B and Rakim™ (@EricBandRakim) February 12, 2018

You need to look real close at this previous tweet that’s reached almost 1 million people already and see what you read.
It says “rap” not “hip hop”.
If you don’t know the difference, you can’t make a difference. #KNOWtheLEDGE
— Eric B and Rakim™ (@EricBandRakim) February 14, 2018

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[MUSIC NEWS] Jhene Aiko Gets Sexually Explicit in Comments on Big Sean’s Instagram

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Big Sean and Jhene Aiko have never been shy about showing public displays of affection. But the singer took it to a different level on Instagram yesterday (Feb. 9), when she decided to get a little NSFW in the comment section of one of his photos on Instagram.

On Friday, Sean Don posted a headshot of himself to his IG feed. Apparently, he was looking like a snack to Aiko who posted the comment, “I wanna hump that face.” She followed that up with the raunchy quip, “How you look up at me right before I sit on ur face…Like a pure baby angel.” Get a room!

The couple have been dating for close to two years now, and collaborated on the project, Twenty88, in 2016. During much of their relationship, Jhene has been going through a messy divorce from Dot Da Genius. The split was officially finalized last October. So you know it’s real, Jhene got a tattoo of Big Sean on her arm shortly afterward.

In music-related news, Sean recently announced he will be heading out on tour with Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy and Gashi. Dubbed the Unfriendly Reminder Tour, the jaunt is set to kick off on April 12 in Orlando, Fla. The 31-city tour will feature stops in Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Cleveland and more, before wrapping up on June 3 in Toronto, Canada.

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[MUSIC NEWS] Jay-Z Shares Moving Speech at Annual Trayvon Martin Peace Walk

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It’s been almost six years since Trayvon Martin was killed at the hands of George Zimmerman in 2012, and his death still resonates. Martin’s family put on the sixth annual Trayvon Martin Peace Walk & Peace Talk in the slain teen’s name today (Feb. 10), at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens, Fla., which featured a stirring speech from Jay-Z.

In front of a packed crowd and surrounded by Martin’s family, including his mother, Sybrina, and father, Tracy, Jigga put some kind words in the ether. “It’s a beautiful thing that Sybrina and Tracy are doing with their strength,” Hov started. “Thank you, for being here. It’s the support you guys are showing, and the strength that Tracy, Sybrina and the family are showing. We want to make sure we stand in support and never forget. Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to all the people out here. So you guys will never have to go through the pain and the hurt that these guys went through. His name will sit alongside some of the greats who lost their life to push our culture forward. The Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope, and push us in a better direction.”

The event at the BTF Complex was followed by a March through the streets, where people walked a chanted while wearing red shirts with Trayvon’s image on them.

Last March, Jay revealed he was working on putting out a documentary series on Trayvon based on the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, was not happy about this revelation.

It’s been almost six years since Trayvon Martin was killed at the hands of George Zimmerman in 2012, and his death still resonates. Martin’s family put on the sixth annual Trayvon Martin Peace Walk & Peace Talk in the slain teen’s name today (Feb. 10), at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens, Fla., which featured a stirring speech from Jay-Z.

It’s been almost six years since Trayvon Martin was killed at the hands of George Zimmerman in 2012, and his death still resonates. Martin’s family put on the sixth annual Trayvon Martin Peace Walk & Peace Talk in the slain teen’s name today (Feb. 10), at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens, Fla., which featured a stirring speech from Jay-Z.

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