Category: New Artists Booking

Book – Madchild – Artist management

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Shane Bunting (born October 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Madchild, is a Canadian rapper. He is part of the Vancouver-based hip hop group Swollen Members. In 2009, he released a solo EP entitled The Madchild EP. in 2012 he release another EP titled Dope Sick and an album in 2013 titled Lawn Mower Man. In 2001, he was named a member of the legendary ‘Rock Steady Crew’.

In early 2011, it was reported that Bunting was banned from entering the United States, due to alleged links to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Bunting said that he was detained at an American airport for approximately eight hours before being told he could not enter the country, and had been working with a lawyer in San Diego, California, to rectify the situation.On July 11, 2013, it was announced, via the Swollen Members Facebook page that Madchild was once again allowed to enter the United States.

In August 2011, he returned to his roots by taking part in a rap battle for King of the Dot. He went up against Dirtbag Dan and won on a 3-2 decision.He was scheduled to return to King of the Dot in August 2012 to battle with the Australian rapper 360.However, this was postponed due to 360 needing eye surgery. Madchild has said that he is still interested in doing the battle, which has been postponed to a later date.

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Book – Chief Keef – Artist management

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Keith Cozart (born August 15, 1995), better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He has signed a major record deal with Interscope Records, along with 1017 Brick Squad, and is the CEO of his own record label Glory Boyz Entertainment. His debut album Finally Rich was released on December 18, 2012.

Early life

Keith Cozart was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the Englewood area.He attended school in the South Side of the city.

Music career

While under house arrest for a previous weapons charge, Cozart posted several videos to his YouTube account. The attention he received increased during the short time between the release of several mixtapes and music videos, including “Bang”, “3Hunna” and “I Don’t Like”.After two locally successful mixtapes, “I Don’t Like” became a local hit in Chicago. It also caught fellow Chicago rapper Kanye West’s attention, and West created a remix of the song with rappers Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean.

In the summer of 2012, Keef was in the middle of a bidding war with many labels to sign him including Young Jeezy’s CTE World. He would end up signing with Interscope Records due to them giving him his own label to run in Glory Boyz Entertainment.The deal is worth six million dollars over a three album deal. According to the deal Interscope has the right to pull out of the contract if he doesn’t sell 250,000 copies of his debut LP by December 2013.Chief Keef’s debut studio album Finally Rich, was released on December 18, 2012. Featured guests on the album included rappers 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and his fellow Glory Boyz member Lil Reese.

In December 2012, Chief Keef announced that his hit single Love Sosa will be included in the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto 5. On March 26, 2013 it was announced that Keef would be a part of XXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class. On May 8, 2013 Gucci Mane announced via Twitter that Chief Keef was the newest member of 1017 Brick Squad.

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Book – Kyle – Artist management

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Kyle Harvey (born May 18, 1993), better known by his stage name Kyle or K.I.D (often stylized as K.i.D), is an American rapper from Ventura, California. Kyle is best known for the single “Hey Now” with Martin Solveig and The Cataracs. During his young career, Kyle has released four mixtapes, as well as his debut album “Beautiful Loser”, released on August 5th, 2013.

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Book – Mindless Behavior – Artist management

Mindless Behavior – Artist management

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Mindless Behavior is an American boy band, best known for the singles “My Girl” and “Mrs. Right”, produced by Walter Millsap. The band was put together in Los Angeles in 2008, by Keisha Gamble, Walter Millsap (who has previously worked with Beyoncé and Timbaland) and Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga, Toni Braxton), and the band trained in dance and singing for two years before releasing a recording.[1] The members are all in their early teens.They performed “My Girl” on The Today Show in November 2010. Their debut album, #1 Girl, was released on September 20, 2011. It debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart at number seven.

Mindless Behavior toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derülo, and was the sole opening act for Janet Jackson’s 2011 tour. Mindless Behavior also headlined the first BET Closer to My Dreams Tour alongside Diggy Simmons, Lil Twist, Tyga, Trevante and Jawan Harris. In 2011, Mindless Behavior headlined the SCREAM Tour with Diggy Simmons and featuring The OMG Girlz, Jacob Latimore, and Hamiliton Park. They have been predicted as Future Stars by This Must Be Pop.

In July 2012, they embarked their own 25-city tour, (#1 Girl Tour) with opening acts Jacob Latimore, Lil Twist, and rising star Kayla Brianna.

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Book – Roach Gigz – Artist Management

Roach Gigz – Artist Management

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Orlando Rinaldi Campbell (born April 25, 1988), better known by the stage name Roach Gigz or Roach, is an American rapper and hyphy hip hop artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Gigz released his first independent album in 2012, entitled Bugged Out. He is signed to Goomba, his own record label.

While a student at Leadership High School, Roach Gigz was involved with Youth Radio, an East Bay Area nonprofit youth organization, and then started to develop an interest in rapping. In 2006, Gigz started rapping in his closet with a microphone, and started to create his own hip hop songs, which were liked by his peers. He first gained fame locally after forming a hip hop duo called Bitch I Go (B.I.G.) with rapper Lil 4Tay. Roach Gigz was given the nickname due to his resemblance to a character from the movie Next Friday named Roach, and “gigz” due to his frequent performance at gigs around Northern California.

2010-present
In May 2010, Gigz released his first major mixtape entitled Roachy Balboa, which received much airplay on Bay Area radio station 106.1 KMEL. Pitchfork music critic David Drake described the mixtape as “one of the most energetically fun rap records released this year.” Gigz was selected to be KMEL’s Top 10 Freshman Rappers of the Bay Area. In November 2010, he released his single “Can I Rap”. A music video for the song was uploaded onto YouTube and has received over one million views.
Mixtape Roachy Balboa 2 was released in January 2011, and the mixtape Bitch, I’m a Player was released in August 2011. Gigz was featured on the track “Golden State” with Bay Area rappers Bobby Brackins and Iamsu!, which was released in November 2011.
Roach Gigz’s first independent album, Bugged Out, was released on iTunes on September 4, 2012. The album features fourteen tracks, and a digital booklet.

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Book – Bad Lucc – Artist Management

Bad Lucc – Artist Management

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One of the emerging solo artists is Los Angeles rapper Bad Lucc, who has been making a name for himself in the LA scene for quite some time and is looking to get some national recognition. The rapper, known in some circles as “The Writer,” has big plans for himself and the future of his burgeoning career. “When the world gets a whiff of what we got going on, crowns will be handed out. I will step up and I will take on that role. I’m just getting ready for it, and it’s confidence, not cockiness. I just feel good, I’m living life and I’m loving life,” Lucc says excitedly on what he has in store.

“At this point in my life, I’m just giving it my all and pushing my passion to the max. I think they’re ready for me and what I have to say about my views on how I see life, how I see people, how I see family and friends. I’m giving them a movie. Not the cliché, fake dude acting like he’s balling at the club movie, I’m talking about a real cinematic viewing of music,” Lucc states when asked about why it’s his time.

After a few label situations in the past Lucc, was able to make his way to his current home at Diamond Label, and the move seems to have been the best one for him. “Me being in this Diamond Lane thing is just pushing it to the max and showing the world what that is and what we are about. My songs really embody that,” he says of his label home. “It’s about who we are, what we are about, what we do, that real LA lifestyle. I just can’t wait for people to see that. We’re going to show you that visually. We’re going to show you that lifestyle, and people are going to fall in love with it.”

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Book – Future – Artist Management

Future – Artist Management

 

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“I’m simply appearing, yet if you go throughout the south,” states Future, “I obtain that love and respect like I have a magazine of LPs under my belt. My mixtapes have had a definitive influence which is fantastic and humbling at the exact same time. Now my music is spreading throughout the globe. I’m all set to supply global favorites.”.

With his freshly signed document deal thanks to Epic Records and his connection to Atlanta’s famed Dungeon Family, Future’s profession is finally off the launching pad. His initial single’s gurgling success originates from a combination of the hypnotic track, Future’s signature melodic flow, remarkable chorus, and functions worldwide super star Drake.

“When I was making ‘Tony Montana,’ it was up until now brought for me to obtain Drake on the record. They called me and shared ‘Drake wants to hop on Tony.’ We had a long chat. I sent it to him and he sent it back the same night. ‘Tony Montana’ is the ‘Scarface’ flick on wax,” describes Future.

Future’s job began to take shape 7 years ago when he hooked up with his coz Rico Wade, trailblazing producer and ceo of the lead-in cumulative of hip-hop tales, The Dungeon Family. “I learned so considerably from him,” Future claims of Wade, manufacturer of such critical work as OutKast, TLC, and Goodie Mob. “He’s so much of a leader. I selected up from his leadership. In order to be a leader, you need to start your very own activity.”.

For months, Rico would certainly assist to grow Future’s abilities and within a year’s time, Wade’s Organized Noize manufacturing camp had a recording deal for the young weapon through Dream Works Records, which was marketed and eventually folded. The obstacle didn’t prevent the upstart rap artist.

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360 Media Touring Past Booked Shows

360 Media Touring has been in business for over 20 years. Our experience in the industry has given us the opportunity to book some of the greatest hip-hop and R&B talent of our time. Checkout some of our favorite show bookings from the past few years:

Sat Feb 20th 2010 Rapping 4 Tay & 11/5 in Reno
Fri Feb 19th 2010 Cognito in Reno
Sat March 27th 2010 Spice 1 in Reno
Sat April 24th 2010 Mistah FAB in Reno
Sat May 1st 2010 Keak Da Sneak & Kilo Down in Reno
Sunday May 9th 2010 Canibus in Reno
Sat June 19th 2010 Planet Asia in Reno
Sat August 7th 2010 Xzibit & nelly in Tahoe
Fri August 6th 2010 Playboy Party Heather Rene Smith in Tahoe
Sun Sept 5th 2010 Tech N9ne in Tahoe
Fri Sept 3rd 2010 Fat Joe & Too Short in Tahoe
Thurs Oct 14th 2010 Tech N9ne & E-40 in Fort Torth TX
Sun Jan 9th 2011 Pauly Shore in Vegas
Jan 1st 2011 Too Short in Las Vegas

Snoop Dogg Mar 11   Miami   @ CLUB CINEMA
Snoop Dogg Mar 13   Mobile, AL  Soul Kitchen Music Hall
Snoop Dogg Mar 14   Baton Rouge, LA     Varsity Theatre
Snoop Dogg Mar 15   Corpus Christi, TX  Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Snoop Dogg Mar 18   Houston     House of Blues – Houston
Snoop Dogg Mar 20   Dallas  House of Blues
Snoop Dogg Mar 24   Athens, GA  40 Watt Club
Snoop Dogg Mar 25   Richmond, VA    The National
Snoop Dogg Mar 26   New York City   Wellmont Theatre
Snoop Dogg Apr 9    Sydney, Australia   ANZ Stadium
Snoop Dogg Apr 16   Brisbane, Australia     RNA Showgrounds
Too Short Mar 10    Petaluma, CA    Phoenix Theatre
Too Short Mar 18    Seattle     Big Apple Casino
Lil Wayne Mar 16    Boston  Dunkin Donuts
Lil Wayne Mar 16    Providence  Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence
Lil Wayne Mar 18    Buffalo     HSBC Arena
Lil Wayne Mar 19    Columbus    Nationwide Arena
Lil Wayne Mar 24    Cleveland   Quicken Loans Arena
Lil Wayne Mar 26    Philadelphia    Wells Fargo Center
Lil Wayne Mar 28    Uniondale, NY   Nassau Coliseum
Lil Wayne Apr 2     Detroit     The Palace of Auburn Hills
Lil Wayne Apr 6     Orlando     Amway Center
Lil Wayne Apr 8     Greensboro  Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Lil Wayne Apr 9     Atlanta     Philips Arena
Lil Wayne Apr 12    Bloomington, IN     Indiana University Assembly Hall
Lil Wayne Apr 15    Dallas  American Airlines Center
Lil Wayne Apr 16    Houston     Toyota Center
Lil Wayne Apr 19    Phoenix     US Airways Center

Messy Marv
Kansas City, Sept. 3rd, 2010
Mike Jones
Dallas, TX  – dec. 3rd, 10
Keak Da Sneak ,
Reno, NV. – May 1st, 10
Underground club
Baby Bash
Fallon / Elko – Aug. 29th  2009
Elko Indian Colony
Jay Chou
Indonesia, – July 30th  10
E40
Monterrey, CA  – Aug. 28th 09
Planet Gemini
AZ
St. Louis, – Oct. 30th 09
Underground, 2400
Travis Barker
Chattanooga, TN   – nov. 13, 09
the Drink Club
Keak Da Sneak & San Quinn
April 3rd- Spokane, WA – Spokane convention Center
April  24th – Portland, OR – Roseland theatre
Pitbull
Jalicso, Mexico & Dec. 3rd & 4th – 09
Disco Matiz
Too Short
Las Vegas, NV – Jan. 1st 011
Eve Night club
Spring Jam 07 – ( Lil Jon, E40, Ying Yang twins, Baby Bash, Keak Da Sneak, Paula DeAnanda, Federation )
April 7th  – 07
Lawlor Events, Arena ( Reno NV )
Ice Cube
Lake Tahoe, July 29th,  06
Mount Blue Casino
snoop Dog
Reno, Jan. 21st, 05
Golden PHoenix Casino
DMX, Bone Thugs, Tech n9ne Tour
Reno, NV – sept. 23rd  06
Lawlor Events Arena
Snow Brawl, Pro Boxing
Joey Gilbery Fight
Lake Tahoe, March 2nd, 07
Mount Blue Casino
Clyde Carson
Clearfield, UT – June 21st, 07
Boogies night club
Lil Wayne & Omarion, Busta Rymes, E40, Baby Bash, Chamioniarie
Denver, CO – Nov. 17th 07
Denver Colosseum
Fabolous
Fort Wayne, IN  – Aug. 31st, 07
Fourllinger Theatere
Federations & Mr. Fab
SF, Cali – Jan. 6th  07
old Federal reserve
Playboy Playmate -Heather Rene Smith
Reno, NV – Niki Beach – Feb. 19th
Las Vegas, NV – Tao night club, – Feb. 21st
Lake Tahoe, NV – Mount Blue – Feb. 22nd
Montery, NV – Planet Gemini – Feb. 24th
Playboy Party
Reno, NV – oct. 30th 07
El Dorado, Casino
Ron Jeremy & Dennis Hoff & Bunny Ranch Girls
Reno, NV. – April 18th 08
Niki Beach
Keak Da Sneak & E40
Irvine, CA – – Nov. 20th 08
Tapas night club
Ying Yang Twins
Rossarito Beach, Mexico – April 2nd – 08
Iggy’s night club
RBL Posse
SF, Cali – Jan 25h  – 08
The Presido club
Too Short
Dallas, TX – Feb. 29th 08
Merdian
Shakedown
Reno, NV. – April 2nd 08
Niki Beach
Waking
Reno, – April 16th -08
All City Live
Federation  & E40 & Too Short
Freemont, CA – June 13th 08
City Beach club
Twista
Eureka, Cali – April 22nd, 07
Incaoustes club
3-6 Mafia
San Diego, CA – Sept. 26th – 08
4th & B club
Twista
Uerka, May 11th 07
Club Intago
Playboy Playmate, Heather Rene Smith
Las Vegas, NV – Tao Beach – Feb. 28th 09
Celly Cell, BLegit, Too Short, Xzibt
Gilroy, Ca – March 17th – 07
Crazy Coyotee
Plies,
New Orleans, LA – Oct. 27th 07
the Venue
3-6 Mafia
San Diego, – Aug. 23rd, 09
Hard Rock Casino
Keak Da Sneak & Too Short
Lake Tahoe, Oct. 31st 08
Squaw Valley, ski resort
Keak Da Sneak & Too Short & E40
Orange County – oct. 23,  08
San Diego – 0ct. 24th 08
San Luis obispo – oct. 25th – 08
DJ quick & AMG
Clearfield, UT – June 28th – 07
Boggies night club
Lil Jon, &  T.I
Chicago, Illinois – aug. 8th 07
congress theater
E40, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Lil Jon
Lasruses, New Mexico – dec. 7th 07
new Mexico state, university
the Game & G-Unit
Mexicali, Mexico – Dec. 2nd – 05
M2 Coliseum
Kanye West & Nas
Sf, Cali – Nov. 5th 05
Bill Grahm Civic Auid.
Andre Nickatina
Hollister, Ca – oct. 22nd 05
raven theater
E40 & Andre Nickatina & G-Unit
Long Beach, Cal – oct. 9th 05
The Vault 360
Pitbull,  Baby Bash & Frankie J,
Fresno,  – sept. 22nd – 05 – club tipsey
San Jose – sept. 23rd, – 05  – club cuccinis
Modesto – sept. 24th – 05 – club pladium
Mike Jones
Oakland, Ca – oct. 15th – 05
God Freeze ,innner circle
Lil Rob, Baby Bash & Frankie J
Kenwood, WA – July 30th -05
Low Rider Car show, Tri City Colosseum
Daddy Yankee & Pitbull
Dallas TX, – may 26th 05
The espicade 2001
Akon & Usher
Marysviell, Ca – April 21st, – 05
Planet Rock
T.I. & 50cent
Fort Lauderdal, FL – may 22nd 05
Young Jeezy & T.I.
Miniapolis, MI – oct. 17th 05
The quest night club
Young Jeezy  & T.I.
Hollysprings, Missipi – July 16h 05
dreamland theater
daddy Yankee & Pitbull
Dallas, TX – July 3rd, – 05
convention center
Sir Mix a Lot & Digital underground
Redding, CA – may 7th 05
Rumors night club
Mike Jones & Juelz Santana & Camron
Rapings falls, NY – Aug. 26th -05
The dream night club
Peter Frampton
Fair-field, Ca – oct. 1st 05
Party party
Cassidy & Chingy & Fat Joe
San Diego, may 29th -05
the Hive
T.I., Young Jeezy &Too Short
Cleavland, OH – sept. 1st, 05
Peabody night club
Pitbull, Baby Bash, Frankie J, Mc Magic, NB Ridaz
Las Crusas, NM – June 18th – 05
Column Stadium
Daddy Yankee & E40
San Jose, Ca – sept. 8th 06
San Jose arena
T.I. & Trey songs, franchise boyz,
Philly, Pennsylvania – June 18th 06
la cruases center
Ne-yo, Baby Baby & T-Pain
Monterrey, CA – June 2nd – 06
Monterrey convention center
Paul wall, Ying Yang Twins, & Lil Jon
Orem, UT – April 21s, 06
mcay events center
T.I. &  Lil Webbie
Toledo, Ohio, – may 13th -06
Margarita rocks club
E40, Too Short, Mr. Fab, Keak Da Sneak
Seattle, WA – may 27th 06
Paramount Theatre
Ice Cube, Nate Dog, Warren G
Maplewood, MI – April 27th 06
Myth Night club
Daddy Yankee & Pitbull
Harford, Connecticut – Nov. 26th -06
Hartford, Civic Center
Federation & Keak Da Sneak
Modesto, CA – oct. 5th -06
Plaudium club
Damion Marley & The Whalers
Bladensburn, MD – June 17th – 06
amg crossroads night club
The Game & E40
San Diego, CA – June 3rd 06
4th & B club
Ron Jeremy & Dennis Hoff & Bunny Ranch Girls & Playboy Playmates “Girls Next Door”
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  – Oct. 26t, 27th, 28th
Niki Beach
Tech N9ne,Too Short, B-Legit, Andre Nickatina
Salt Lake City, UT – dec. 20th -06
studio 600
David Banner
Modesto, CA – April 7th -06
CArver Hall
Tone Loc & Digitial Undeground
crossville, TN – may 11th 06
Edge night club
Lil Wayne
richmond, VA – April 28th -06
convention center
Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dog
Fresno, CA – sept. 06
Warriors theatre

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Book – Diplo – Artist Management

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Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978 (1978-11-10) (age 32),[1] better known by his stage name Diplo, is a Philadelphia-based American DJ, producer, and songwriter. Together with DJ Low Budget, he runs Hollertronix, a club and music collective. He also founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as the not for profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, Pentz has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia.

During his rise to notability, Diplo worked with and dated British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with helping expose him in his early career. Later, Pentz and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other notable pop artists.[2][3][4][5][6] Pentz’s alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.[7]
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Born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised in various regions across Southern United States, Diplo developed an interest in much of the local culture.[8] He began attending the University of Central Florida in 1997, and then moved to Philadelphia to continue his studies at Temple University, where he first gained notoriety as a DJ.[9] After frequently running into fellow DJ Low Budget, the two began throwing parties under the Hollertronix moniker in 2003 as a way of maintaining control of what they were able to play during DJ gigs in Philadelphia.[3] The success of these parties allowed the two to release mixtapes, both separate and together, gathering acclaim across the country.[10] One such mixtape, Never Scared, was named one of the New York Times’ top ten albums of 2003,[11] and the Hollertronix name became synonymous with parties featuring guests like Bun B, Spank Rock, M.I.A., among others.[12] Hollertronix’s sound has been described as “disparate genres to be smashed together for maximum attention-grabbing impact” an aesthetic which takes from the “organic, cohesive, whole” aesthetic of acts such as Bun B, Lil Jon, Drama, M.I.A., Björk, Busta Rhymes, and others.[5][13]
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Diplo honed in the club aesthetic of his Hollertronix music for a more reflective sound on his solo debut, Florida, which was released on the Big Dada Records imprint Ninja Tune.[14] The album Florida was pressed twice, first with a CD and the second with a CD and DVD. The DVD was created by System D-128, another artist who has collaborated with Diplo on some audio and video projects. Before Florida’s DVD accompaniment, another DVD surfaced called Diplo: “Banned in Libya” which was released by Money Studies, the first label to have release a solo project by Diplo under his original DJ name Diplodocus. It was a 45 rpm record called “Thingamajawn” for which there is also a music video System D-128 directed. Similar to the Florida DVD, “Banned in Libya” is an experimental audio and video mix of some of Diplo’s original music blended with a number of other unidentified sources.

His particular affinity for one genre of music called Baile Funk (or Favela Funk) would spawn a series of mixtapes (Favela on Blast, Favela Strikes Back), which served to bring the Brazilian dance music of the ghettos to the United States.[10]

Although Diplo spent time as a school teacher, and a Subway employee,[9] it wasn’t long before his Hollertronix parties would provide him the success necessary to move to the next logical step and build a studio where music would become his full-time focus. With this goal in mind, Diplo built “The Mausoleum,” a video studio, recording studio, record label office, gallery, and event space in Philadelphia.[15] Since its inception, The Mosoleum has become the home to recordings by artists like Christina Aguilera, Shakira, M.I.A., Santigold, Spank Rock, Plastic Little, Blaqstarr, Paper Route Gangstaz, and hosted concerts by Glass Candy, Skream, Boys Noize, and more.[15]
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After hearing one of his songs in 2004, M.I.A. approached Diplo when he was DJ’ing one night at the Fabric Club in London. Regarding their first meeting, M.I.A. said “It had that same homelessness about it. It didn’t have a particular genre, which is what people always say to me: Your song doesn’t fit anywhere. So I went on a mad mission to find other people like that, because then we could make a home.”[16][17] Coincidentally, Diplo was playing her songs “Galang” and “Fire Fire” as she entered the club, which he got from a worker at i-D magazine.[17][18] Diplo added, “She came through and she wanted to meet me ’cause she’d heard my single and the funk mix from one of her A&Rs and she just thought I was right up her alley. Besides me being a white dude from Florida and her being a Sri Lankan girl in England, everything else was the same: [We were both] film graduates, [listened to] all the same music when we were kids, were going in the same direction right now in music, it was amazing… I always wanted to make a beat with her, but all my beats were really shitty at the time.”[18][19] The two eventually collaborated on a mixtape, Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1., where Arular track acapellas were mashed with other artists’ songs and was mentioned as ‘Albums of the Year’ from the New York Times and Pitchfork Media.[18][20] At this time it is rumored the two became romantically involved and continued to worked together after the release and he toured as a DJ on her 2005 Arular Tour.

Critics have been divided on his early work, with some expressing acclaim for the mixtape, while others expressing relief that M.I.A.’s aesthetic and her debut album didn’t have a lot of input from the DJ.[5] In 2007, Arulpragasam confronted the public media, specifically music blog Pitchforkmedia about some journalists’ motives behind misinformation regarding Diplo and her work. Pitchforkmedia author Paul Thomson responded by stating Diplo “seemed to think he had a bit to do with both of her records.”[21] Diplo has worked on two tracks on each M.I.A. album. In 2009, he admitted that aside from loaning a baile funk beat to the song “Bucky Done Gun” he lied to people that he produced M.I.A.’s first album “to get them to know who I was.”[22] He described the songs he did not work on on M.I.A.’s third album as being “a turd” in 2010.[23] He stated that he worked at a studio in Santa Monica rather than at M.I.A.’s home studio on the album, because “her boyfriend really hates me”.[24] Later he mentioned his distaste for the album stemmed from not “feeling the vibe with some of the new producers.”[25]

Diplo would continue to work with M.I.A. and through her meet London DJ Switch; together they created the Grammy nominated track ‘Paper Planes’. Peaking at #4 on the Billboard US Hot 100.[26] Diplo would go on to release a slew of similarly styled mixtapes with Downtown Records’ Santigold and Polydor Records’ La Roux, as well as mixtapes with Paper Route Gangstaz, Das Racist, and Gucci Mane.

From this, Diplo went from an unknown DJ to taking off as a producer, landing him collaborations with artists like Shakira, Robyn, Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars and Snoop Dogg, as well as work with Maluca, Kid Sister, Die Antwoord, Alex Clare, Rolo Tomassi, Amanda Blank, Dark Meat. After taking a trip to Brazil to investigate the Favela music scene,[3] and fascinated with the energy the scene had to offer, Diplo decided to import a dance-funk group Bonde do Role from Brazil for release on his Mad Decent record label (also housed within in ‘The Mausoleum’).[27] This group would serve to define Baile Funk in the United States, spawning a host of others to join the movement. Diplo also spent some time documenting the music, and the favelas of Brazil[28] with a film he produced and directed called Favela on Blast.[29]

Although Favela Funk remained an interest (the Favela on Blast documentary just saw release in 2009), his Mad Decent imprint would serve as a blank palette for Diplo to showcase the myriad different sounds he’d come across while touring around the world.[9] Diplo quickly developed a reputation for his extensive touring. In the April, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine Diplo was touted as one of ’40 Reasons to be Excited About Music’.[30] This kind of jet setting pushed his label far beyond the Favela Funk genre with which it initially began. Since founding it in 2005[31] Diplo’s Mad Decent label has released music by Santogold, Lil’ Jon, Gucci Mane, Peter Bjorn and John, Bosco Delrey, Rusko, Buraka Som Systema, Savage Skulls, Oliver Twizt, Jamie Fanatic, Douster, Boy 8bit, and Popo[32][33] Beyond the scope of their own releases, there is Mad Decent Worldwide Radio, a mixtape/podcast series showcasing artists who have seen release on Mad Decent, but also many more who may have caught the attention of the label.[34] Additionally, Diplo and Mad Decent have put together an annual block party showcasing talent from the label. While the first three years of the festival only occurred in the label hometown of Philadelphia, 2010 saw the party spread to include Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.[35]

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Plain White T’s is an American pop rock band, originally from Lombard, Illinois. Formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson and Ken Fletcher, the group had a mostly underground following in Chicago basements, clubs, and bars in its early years, and underwent numerous personnel changes.[1][2] The band is best known for the songs “Hey There Delilah”, which charted highly in many countries, and “1, 2, 3, 4”. In 2008, they received a Grammy nomination for “Hey There Delilah”.[3] The band broke into the mainstream following the success of “Hey There Delilah” and the well-received “Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)” from the album Every Second Counts. In 2008, the group released Big Bad World. The group’s latest album is The Wonders Of The Younger.[1]

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The Plain White T’s formed in Lombard, Illinois USA, in 1997. Vocalist and guitarist Tom Higgenson and bass player Ken Fletcher had been in a band together. They decided to move on and asked friend Dave Tirio to play drums for a power-pop trio. Lead singer Tom Higgenson was originally interested with the drums, having served as the percussionist for various rock bands during high school. One such band was Harvey’s Daughter, whose lineup also featured bass player Ken Fletcher. Although the group ultimately disbanded, the two remained friends and quickly launched an additional band, with Higgenson taking over lead duties as songwriter and singer. Drummer Dave Tirio subsequently joined the new lineup, bringing Plain White T’s to fruition during the fall of 1997. [4][5]

In early 2006, the band teamed with Motion City Soundtrack for a Winter/Spring tour. “Hey There Delilah” was first released on their third album All That We Needed in 2005. The same year the band was featured for a month as a “Hip Clipz” artist on the website of Curly Grrlz Skateboards. In 2006, “the release of a single from their 2008 album Big Bad World. The album had two hit singles: “1, 2, 3, 4” and “Natural Disaster”. Both were on the AT40 at numbers 1 and 2 for three consecutive weeks. By late 2008, the band had joined the Rock Band Live tour with Panic! At The Disco, Dashboard Confessional and The Cab. Later that year, the band played at the Give It a Name festival in the UK

The band’s new single “Rhythm of Love” went live on alternativeaddiction.com in July 2010. The track is the first from their 2010 album The Wonders of the Younger. The record has the band leaving their previous sound behind and adopting a “live-in-the room acoustic California-pop feel”, and is the first to feature some songs without lead singer Tom Higgenson, instead with guitarist Tim Lopez taking the lead vocal duties on several tracks.

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