Monthly archives: October, 2013

Book – Swizz Beatz – Artist Management

Swizz Beatz – Artist Management

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Kasseem David Dean (born September 13, 1978),better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, and composer from New York City, New York. Born and raised in The Bronx, he began his music career as a disc jockey and has since added rapper, record executive, creative director, fashion designer and painter to his repertoire. At the age of 16, he gained recognition in the hip hop industry through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX. He also found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, who’s success helped Dean launch his label, Full Surface Records. Dean has so far released two of his albums under the label; the first, a compilation titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002 and his debut studio album One Man Band Man, released in 2007.

About.com ranked him #27 on its list of the “Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers,”while The Source placed him on its list of the “20 greatest producers” in the magazine’s 20-year history.Fellow American rapper and music producer Kanye West, has also praised Dean, calling him “the best rap producer of all time.”Dean is married to American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, with whom he has one child. He has also fathered three other children, including one with ex-wife American R&B singer-songwriter Mashonda and another with English singer Jahna Sebastian.

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Book – DJ Khaled – Artist Management

DJ Khaled – Artist Management

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Khaled bin Abdul Khaled (Arabic: خالد عبد خالد) (born November 26, 1975),better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ and record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn… the Album. He went on to release We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), We the Best Forever (2011), Kiss the Ring (2012) and Suffering from Success (2013). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South and he is also the CEO and founder of We the Best Music Group.

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Book – DJ Green Lantern – Artist Management

DJ Green Lantern – Artist Management

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James D’Agostino (born 1975), better known by his stage name DJ Green Lantern, is a DJ and hip hop music producer from Rochester, New York. In 2002, D’Agostino was signed by Eminem to become the official DJ for Shady Records after DJ Head stepped down for undisclosed reasons. D’Agostino left the label in 2005 due to a dispute with Shady Records rapper 50 Cent.

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Book – DJ Envy – Artist Management

DJ Envy – Artist Management

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DJ Envy (born RaaShaun Casey ) is an American DJ and radio personality. He is a mixtape DJ from New York. He is known as New York’s leading mixtape gardener.He currently serves as the President & CEO of BLOK Entertainment, his own management and production company that has already produced tracks for such artist like DMX, Murderers, Funkmaster Flex, Foxy Brown, Juvenile, Petey Pablo, Fabolous and many more. He is also an MTV2 VJ for The Week in Jams.

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Book – DJ Felli Fel – Artist Management

DJ Felli Fel – Artist Management

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James Andrew Corrine,[1] better known by his stage name DJ Felli Fel is a club and radio DJ for L.A.’s Power 106, record producer, and a recording artist recently signed to So So Def/Island Urban Music. He is also a member of The Heavy Hitters DJs.

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Book – Dj Clue – Artist Management

Dj Clue – Artist Management

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One of the handful of DJs to make the jump from mixtapes to the major labels, DJ Clue? hooked up with Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella Records camp for a bit in the late ’90s, then moved on to his own camp, Desert Storm Records. The Queens native built his reputation with street-level mixtapes and quickly became one of the city’s leading DJs, graced with the latest tracks by the biggest names. Popular New York hip-hop station Hot 97 brought him aboard for a while in the late ’90s alongside fellow DJ heavyweight Funkmaster Flex. The air time furthered his reputation, and Jay-Z in turn invited him to join forces with Roc-a-Fella, which released Clue?’s major-label debut, The Professional (1997). The album featured primarily exclusive tracks, each boasting one of New York’s top rappers, everyone from Nas and Mobb Deep to DMX and Ja Rule. A second volume followed in 2000, and in the meantime Clue? toured with Roc-a-Fella in support of Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life album as documented on Backstage (2000). He then parted ways with Roc-a-Fella and embarked on his own path, establishing Desert Storm Records and debuting Fabolous in 2001. Years later, once Jay-Z ascended to the position of president of Def Jam, Clue? recorded The Professional, Pt. 3 (2006).

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Book – DJ Drama – Artist Management

DJ Drama – Artist Management

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Tyree Cinque Simmons (born April 22, 1978), professionally known as DJ Drama, is an American hip hop artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was first known as the official DJ for Grand Hustle recording artist T.I.. He is best known for hosting mixtapes, most notably his successful “Gangsta Grillz” series. He is also known for doing the Dedication series with American rapper Lil Wayne, with the New York Times calling Dedication 2, one of the “10 best recordings of 2006”.

DJ Drama along with Don Cannon, DJ Sense founded Aphilliates Music Group in 2003. The Aphilliates Music Group signed a joint venture deal with Asylum Records in 2006. The first artist signed was American rapper Willie the Kid. As of January 2011, The Aphilliates now operates as its own entity, due to DJ Drama recently cutting ties with La the Darkman and Embassy Entertainment.

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Book – DJ Whoo Kid – Artist Management

DJ Whoo Kid – Artist Management

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Yves Mondesir (born October 12, 1972), better known by his stage name DJ Whoo Kid, is an American hip hop DJ. He is currently signed to G-Unit Records and its subsidiary label, Shady Ville Entertainment. He is the host of Hollywood Saturdays on Sirius/XM Radio, and in March 2009, he launched the video website www.RadioPlanet.tv. His productions often uses a sound clip of shouting his DJ name, with an echo effect.

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Book – Clyde Carson – Artist Management

Clyde Carson – Artist Management

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Clyde Carson does not wait for opportunity; he creates it. The rapper-cum-entrepreneur is best known as the front man of The Team, a locally-successful rap group that lit up switchboards with their major radio hit in 2004 “It’s Gettin’ Hot.” Musical talent aside, he is also the mastermind of the nation’s fastest-growing energy drink, Hyphy Juice, and Partner of Moe Doe Records. Success at such a young age fared no small coincidence, as Carson set out to prove early on in his career that he was not content with being just an artist. “My main goal was to make music with an Oakland element to it, but on a national level,” Carson explains about his objective in the music industry. Raised in the era of Mob Music in the Bay Area, he pioneered the resurgence of party music in a time when content was all about violence. With a combination of uncanny timing and relentless work ethic, Carson became one of the biggest purveyors of the Bay Area’s Hyphy Movement that brought his hometown back into the spotlight after nearly a decade of neglect from national attention. After a brief stint in New York to soak up the mixtape hustle, Carson put together a “side project” in 2002 that would later cement his contribution to the local hip hop industry. That “side project” was the creation of a group with fellow members Mayne Mannish, Jungle, and Kaz Kyzah called The Team. Battling at local radio stations gave the group enough recognition to earn a chance at making it to the airwaves, and after scoring major spins with their previously-mentioned single “It’s Getting Hot”, Carson proved that the Hyphy Movement was not something so easily categorized as a passing fad.

 

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