Makin' It Magazine - Issue #17

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ALSo INSIDE... Juno Awards ALSo INSIDE... Juno Awards 40th Anniversary

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Makin’ It Magazine Publisher: Kelby Cannick Operations Manager Talisha Matias Event Liason Schirrell Birchfield Sontonya Baker

In This Issue ADVISORY: This magazine contains over 100 Departments phone numbers, emails, websites and contact information for various artists, producers, DJs, promoters and people actively involved in the entertainment industry. This magazine is not to be read... it is to be USED! Reach out to the individuals featured inside. Check out their music and connect with them. In these pages are the shortcuts to new relationships, new clients and new opportunities.

◄Justin Bieber 22

Copy Editor Kimberly Cannick Contributing Writers Des, Lola Sims C Mathews Circulation Manager B Davidson

U.G.O. ▼Crew 16

Published by the Cannick Media Group 3939 Lavista Rd.E-249 Tucker, GA 30084 Office: 678.528.6925 Fax: 888.812.9710

On Location 5

Core DJ Retreat XIII

Event Directory 6 DJ Directory 23

Feature Stories

AK Tha Razorman 15 All In Ent. 22 Baby Floss 19 DJ Laa Choc 19 Freak Aliaz 19 Irene the Dream 7 Juno Awards 14 Metaforte 22 Mitri Rice 7 Okeem Palmer 7 Pryze 12 Quilla 22 RayDawn 19 ScottyATL 19 Self 19 Shef Mr Zone 6 19 Sypher360 7 Ty Dro 7

Bigg Page 8

Danny Hernandes 18

Jamie Beeman 11

Publisher’s Note 4

Fabolous 9

Drake 13

Sean Kingston 10 Makin’ It Magazine | 3

Publishers Note Hard to believe it’s been four years already but here we are. For everyone who has been with us from the beginning and even those that joined us along the way, I want to start by saying Thank You! Amazingly our little magazine, which happens to be built on the intersection of two ailing industries (Music and Publishing), continues to flourish and grow each and every year. We’ve come a very long way from that first black and white, four-paged newsletter. Together we’ve transitioned into color, then later to full gloss. We’ve expanded our page count and then our distribution, until Makin’ It Magazine could be found in over 100 markets across North America. Throughout all this growth our staff has re-

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mained pretty much a one-man (sometimes two-man) operation. So understand that when I refer to Makin’ It Magazine as “We” that I’m not referring to a Peachtree St. office staffed with writers, photographers and receptionist. I’m referring to YOU. Makin’ It Magazine is more than a company and it’s far more than a magazine. At the risk of sounding clichéd, it is in fact a movement. Every artist, producer, DJ, manager, entrepreneur and industry professional that has ever purchased a magazine or subscription is a stockholder. Our investors are our advertisers. Our promotions department is led by your Retweets, Likes & Shares. Our marketing strategy is fueled by the burning desire to answer your questions and solve the problems that you face. Our mission state-

ment is not to help you get a deal but to help you make a living doing something you love, whether that’s DJing, Producing, Writing, Singing, Rapping or something on the business end of the spectrum. In an industry where so many people expect something for nothing, we’ve thrived by adhering to our motto, “Support those that support you.” It is my belief that any resource that could be given away would be better spent over-delivering to those who actively support and have nurtured our growth. For me, it’s not about doing something big; it’s about doing something GREAT. So, here’s to year number five. Thank you for your support and may we continue to grow together! -- Kelby Cannick, CEO

Core DJ Retreat XIII (Atlanta)

Once again the Core DJs invaded Atlanta for four days of intense performances, promoting and networking. If you missed the last retreat make sure you register early for retreat number 14 taking place in Miami, Florida on May 6th - 9th. For more information visit Makin’ It Magazine | 5

Industry Event Calendar MONTHLY EVENTS Hustle & Flow Atlanta, GA 404.786.0444 Time 2 Shine Showcase 2nd Thrusday Apache Café Atlanta, GA

Juno Awards March 26, 2011 Toronto, Ontario Florida Music Festival April 6 – 9 | Orlando, FL www.FloridaMusicFestival. com/

Midwest Music Conference

ATL Beat Battle Visit Site for Next Scheduled Event

Flint, MI Saturday April 9, 2011 djpcstrangeradio@gmail 810.962.2020

Makin’ it Magazine’s Power Lunch Last Wednesdays

BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase April 28,2011 ATL, GA www.bmi,com


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Core DJ Retreat Miami, FL May 6-9

Tampa Music Conference June 1 - 3 Tampa, FL 33607 Email: Phone: 813.418.6944 Making the Right Moves Music & Entertainment Conference July 7 - July 10 Charlotte Convention Center Contact Regg Hatcher 410.701.0334 The Summer Music Confernce June 17-18,2011 Tampa, FL South Carolina Music Awards July 2011/ TBA

Ohio Hip Hop Awards Music Conference Weekend: September 16th - 18th 2011 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Florida Entertainment Summit December 8-11, 2011 Miami, Florida Submit your events at for your FREE listing.

“What’s up everybody! This is your girl Irene the Dream aka Ms. Picture Perfect & I just want to let you know I’m going real hard with my 2 singles right now “Fine China” & “Woman of the Year”. I’ve been performing in Atlanta & visiting other cities as well. The response has been great & I just want you to know that I appreciate the support! Be sure to follow me on twitter @ Irene_the_Dream xoxo” | | (404) 434-0295

Mitri Rice is an entertainer raised in Zone 3, Atlanta, GA. His innovative and contagious energy can absorb an audience. Inspired by his virtual mentor Eminem, he places lyrics and delivery ahead of the common norm. He is the front runner of GamePlan Music Icons, an independent label that encourages artists to create their own brand. His his hit song “YOAH!” is buzzing in the streets. Keep your eyes on him! | | (404) 447-1157

Okeem Palmer is no stranger to the music industry having spent 8 years as a musician-programmer and a Music Producer which taught him the importance of Music theory. Palmer has more than 9 years of experience in Arranging. Prior to starting his Music Production Company , Palmer spent 2 years as a Recording Engineer and a Musician Before joining MG Entertainment over one year ago. |

SYPHER (CEO of Mind Your Business Ent) - Take the momentum of a tornado, the creativity of a championship wordsmith, teach it five languages, certify its shoe game, and give it a microphone, and you’ll have Sypher, The Queen of the Mic. With more stamps on her passport by the age of 17 than Donald Trump has now, Sypher is a sleek, opinionated, well-acclimated veteran of the Atlanta Scene. | | (404) 914-7242

Ty Dro Music by Lola Sims

After receiving a keyboard for Christmas one year, Ty Dro started his progression from Ty to the talented Emcee and Beat Maker he is today. Born & raised In Louisville, Kentucky he is inspired by artist like UGK, Young Bleed, Master P, and a plethora of other down south Hip Hop pioneers. Introduced to music by his older brother, his time spent alone was filled with beats and lyrics from some of the Southern music movements biggest crown jewels. With a studio and a host of equipment to call his own he’s on the right path. TyDro has released 7 Albums and 2 Mixtapes, to date, and is currently in the lab working on new material. As an artist and producer who thrives on being different then the norm, he’s looking to continue his growth in all areas. For more information, booking or beat sales call (502) 472-0791 or email | @TyDro

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Bigg Page by C. Whitfield

Since breaking out success of his 2009 single, “Still Fly” featuring Drake, Bigg Page has been penning songs and slaying every track that is laid in his path. Hard at work in the studio for his new project, Things Young Ppl Do (#TYPD), He explains that his music is about chasing a dream; It’s about being locked up in the prison of our computer screen; It’s about rollin’ with gangster girls and rockin’ out at parties with bottles of whatever.

York, LA, Atlanta, and Miami, he has logged hours in the studio with the likes of Max B, Brisco, Bobby Valentino, and Poe Boy to deliver what he deams to be real and honest new school hip hop. Though 2010 saw Page nominated for a Juno Award alongside Drake and U.G.O. Crew for their collaboration on the still Fly Remix, Page takes even greater pride in the work he is doing to coordinate his non profit organization, Turn the Page. For more information, drops, booking or other business related matters call 416.558.5627 or email

“#TYPD” is for those caught in the middle, who may not have it all but are working toward getting it. Page looks to give a voice to a generation of go getters. For the latest music and news go to Having performed all or folaround the world, from low Page on Twitter Amsterdam to Dubai @BigPage and watch and back, alongside art- for Bigg Page on Euroists such as Akon, Lu- pean tour with U.G.O. dacris, Jay Sean, Trina Crew later this spring. and T-Pain, Page is also making a name for himself as an emerging International act. With bases out of New 8 | Makin’ It Magazine

Fabolous Vs. @MyFabolousLife by C. WHitfield

With his newest single “You Be Killing Em” racking up over 3,000 spins a week at radio, Fabolous always manages to stay relevant in Hip Hop. But even with a string of successful singles under his belt that span over the past decade and a discography that boasts nothing but Gold and Platinum plaques, it just seems that Fabolous never got the media attention you would associate with an artist of his calibre. Maybe it’s something about his cool mellow demeanor that never made most associate the word “megastar” with his name. It could just as easily be that he’s too laid back in pictures or too soft spoken with he spits. I’ve even heard the argument in idol barbershop coversation that “He makes dope records but who wants to see him on an episode of Cribs.” Whatever it is, I probably would’ve been prone to agree until I met @MyFabolousLife. Better than any other rapper, I feel Fabolous has leveraged twitter to become more than just another dope MC. It has made him entertaining, humorous and someone that you’d like to kick it with because they’re cool not because they’re famous. Twitter has exposed a personality not seen in his lyrics nor even tapped into by a major label public relations staff. With over 900,000 followers and dozens of trending topics to his credit, his tweets have ended up as headlines on blogs across the internet. Unlike other internrun, celebrity twitter accounts where every other tweet is about selling their product (liquor, clothes, CDs, etc) Fabolous has done an excellent job at selling his brand. With the impending release of Loso’s Way 2, I believe his brand will do an excellent job at selling some CDs. @MakinItMag: @MyFabolousLife Hope to see you at #1 on the Billboard Charts. RT #MakinIt

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Sean Kingston: Young Mogul by C. WHitfield

Since being discovered on Myspace back in 2007 by Tommy Rotem (VP of A&R for Belugah Heights), Jamaican singer/rapper Sean Kingston has been grinding non-stop. Soaking up the business at a very young age, he started his own label, Time Is Money Entertainment, alongside brother Kirk Kingston. In 2008 Sean discovered and signed R&B/Reggae singer Iyaz through MySpace. In less than 3 months of its release, Iyaz’s debut Single “Replay” shot to the top of the charts and was shortly after certified as tripple platinum. When not busy penning hits for stars like Ciara, Rihana, Ke$ha or Jason Derulo, you’ll catch Sean on tour, recently spending a lot of time in Canada rocking sold out concerts with Justin Bieber. At a recent Toronto show featuring Danny Fernandes and the UGO Crew, Sean introduced the latest addition to the TIME family, Toronto native, Tory Lanez. Having already made a few waves of his own in the industry, Lanez has already been dubbed as Justin Bieber’s unofficial hip hop coach! Having just released his first mixtape project, “King of Kingz”, as a free online download featuring B.O.B., Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, Akon, and Flo-Rida, Sean enlisted the help DJ Drama and DJ Ill Will (Co-founder Hot New Hip Hop) to host the project. A young mogul, Sean celebrated his “Super Stuntin’” 21st birthday presented by MTV at Club Play in Miami with special guests: Akon, Soulja Boy, Lil Twist, and many others.

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Jamie Beeman by C. Whitfield

Winner of Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” singing competition and recently opening for Sean Kingston, U.G.O. Crew and Danny Fernandes in Toronto at Canadian Music Week, Jamie Beeman is a multi-talented artist whose abilities as a singer/ songwriter, dancer, actress, and guitar player have led to her growing success. She has performed at notable venues like Dodger Stadium, Staples Center, Ontario Citizen Center, and has been featured at both Los Angeles and Orange County fairs. Jamie contributes much of her

success to her continued involvement in community and charitable events, such as The American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club of America, Tias Arms for children in Africa suffering from AIDS, Ability First, and several others.

Give Me My Life” was placed in a feature film and has been showcased in numerous television shows. She continues recording new music with an emphasis on blending pop, dance, and rock genres.

Jamie’s musical genres are: Pop, Her solo career is under the su- Dance and Pop Rock. She will join pervision of top music publisher U.G.O Crew, Bigg Page and Sean Marty Wereski of Martune Music Kingston on various tour dates this and Grammy®-Award winning pro- spring and summer. ducer Tommy Marolda, with whom Jamie has written songs on her de- but self-titled album. The song “Just Makin’ It Magazine | 11

I AM PRYZE by C. WHitfield

Riding a wave of regional success garnered from his premiere mixtape effort, The King of Carolina, North Carolina rapper, Pryze, has been busy in the lab working on his first official studio album, “Happy to be Here”, which will be released later this summer. “When we started this project we had over 500 producers that submitted tracks,” Pryze explains, “After weeks of listening through beats, conference calls and studio sessions, we narrowed it down to a solid seven producers that I had great chemistry with. All I can say is... If you liked that mixtape, you’re going to love this album!” Over the past six months Pryze’s stock has risen dramatically, with artists and producers from across the region reaching out to him for features and collaborations. Constantly back and forth between Atlanta and Carolina, he says his next move is to build a good team of DJs that can help shape the sound of the project as he enters his second phase of recording. His goal is to connect with DJs that are feeling the direction of the project and can contribute to the artistic vision. With his target markets being The Carolinas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Northern Georgia, he feels it is important to connect with DJs that are in tune with those markets. If you’re a DJ that is interested in an opportunity to help A&R an actual album, visit www.IAmPryze. com/AnR and apply for the regional A&R Team. For all other information regarding booking, features, drops, media and business related matters call 904.271.5060 or email

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Drake: Apples to Apples by C. WHitfield

Without a doubt, Drake has taken the game by storm. His first album, Thank Me Later, has already sold more than 1.3 million units and landed him endorsement deals with major brands such as Sprite, Virgin Airways and Kodak. In addition, he’s been tapped for features by some of the hottest names in the music industry, including artists such as Trey Songz, Rihanna, Rick Ross and even Jay-Z. Drake is definitely one of the hottest artists in Hip Hop right now but for all of his hard work and perseverance, it always amazes me to hear independent artists compare their marketing strategy to an oversimplified version of Drake’s own success story. If I had a nickel for every-time a rapper told me that they were just going to release a free mixtape online “like Drake” and let the deals come to them, I’d have enough money for a new MacBook Pro and a Mabach to leave it in.

contributed to Drakes success, that assuming you will see the same results by just putting out a free mixtape is like expecting two houses with the same square footage to have the same value even though one is in Hollywood, California and the other is in rural Mississippi.

This line of thinking bothers me for two distinct reasons. First and foremost, it understates all of the hard work, dedication, planning and money that Drake invested into his own career while down playing the adversity he overcame to get where he is. Second it creates a totally unrealistic comparison. There are so many other factors that

2) Did your second mixtape have beats by J-Dilla and 9th Wonder on it? Did it have features from Little Brother, Dwele, Trey Songz, Rich Boy and Kardinal Offishall? Did the video for its single debut on 106 & Park as the New Joint of the Day? Hmm... Ok.

When I hear artists compare themselves to Drake the first question that pops into mind is, “Are you Drake?” For the sake of argument, let’s just say you rap 10 times better than Drake. Now lets look at the rest of the stats for a true Apples to Apples comparison. 1) Was your first mixtape hosted by DJ Smallz? Did it have tracks by Boy-1da and features from the Clipse, Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz? Did you SELL 6,000 units of it? Hmm... Ok.

3) While working on your third mixtape were you invited to go on tour with Lil Wayne? Did the resulting mixtape boast features from Lil Wayne, Bun B, Omarion, Lloyd and Trey Songz? Did it receive over 2,000 Downloads within the first 2 hours on your official website? Do you even have a budget to invest into yourself an official website or are you sending everyone to a Myspace page? Hmm... Ok. 4) Do you have the budget set aside to invest into your own project? Do you already have an established fanbase from being on a toprated television show that averaged 600,000 viewers per episode? Hmmm... Ok. Every year someone breaks into the industry and every independent tries to recreate their formula. Just think of how many rap groups released a youtube video with a dance. The moral of the story is this: You can’t be successful following a path that is not your own. There is no universal, one-size-fits-all strategy for succeeding in this industry. While there is much to be learned from those who have preceded us, you must ultimately stop and evaluate your own strengths, weaknesses, and resources.

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Juno Awards 40th Anniversary by C. WHitfield

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Juno Awards can best be described as the Canadian Grammys. What started in the mid 60’s as nothing more than a reader poll in the December issue of Canadian based RPM Magazine, has grown into one of the most presigious awards that can be bestowed upon any Canadian musician. In 1970 RPM Magazine founder, Walt Grealis, and record label owner, Stan Kless, collaborated to present the first official awards ceremony, then called the Golden Leaf, in Toronto, Canada. It would later be renamed to the Juno Awards in honor of Pierre Juneau, the first head of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission. Winners were announced each year in RPM Magazine prior to the actual awards ceremony until the awards were formally taken over by a music industry advisory committee later to be known as the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Long gone are the days of simple reader polls. With today’s nominees being determined by a combination sales figures and jury voting, winners are decided by academy votes and specially selected juries. However, in staying true to the events roots, the covetted Fan Choice Award is always bestowed by the votes of the general public, reminisent of those days of RPM Magazine. Hosted by Hip Hop Superstar, Drake, who is also nominated for six awards, this year’s Juno Awards return to Toronto with more performances and an extended broadcast that will be one for the record books.

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AK Tha Razorman

by C. WHitfield

With Tip incarcerated and major restructuring going on at Grand Hustle, AK has put P$C on his back and hit the ground running with his latest solo project, Evolution. “Being signed to one of the hottest labels from Atlanta with one of the most historical artists in the game, it would be easy for anyone to get comfortable,” AK Explains, “But now with Tip being out of the picture, I feel it’s my responsibility to build on this foundation that I already have. Its a lot of hard work but I’m having fun with it. It feels good being back in the streets and on the road kicking it with these artists, promoters and DJs down in spots like Athens, Georgia ; Columbia, South Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama. The love that they’ve been showing has been ridiculous.”

Having just completed the video to his latest street single “Like Uhh…” AK has set some big plays in motion spanning from his new project which will be available Nationwide through Best Buy to positioning himself at the forefront of the 2D Barcode code revolution. Together with RFG Consulting Firm and UpCode USA they plan to give fans the opportunity to access exclusive content directly from marketing materials by turning Upcodes (Such as the one seen above) to the distribution channels of the future. Download the app for your phone from and scan the above code for a special surprise. For more information on AK, booking, drops or business related matters contact Rhett Giveans at 307.689.9719. Makin’ It Magazine | 15

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Many may have first heard of U.G.O. Crew following the success of Still Fly, their 2010 Juno nominated collaboration with Drake and Bigg Page. More recently, U.G.O. Crew was also nominated for a 2011 Canadian Radio Music Award for their 2010 pop hit Change featuring Sean Kingston. Fresh off a North American tour with Hip Hop icons, Digable Planets, which boasted sold out shows in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Colorado, Arizona, New York and Los Angeles, The U.G.O. Crew has been busy working with renowned celebrity video director Paul Boyd to shoot the new video for their acoustic remix of Change. Though the group may seem to be a collage of cultures and influences, somehow their varied backgrounds and styles blend together seamlessly like spices in a hearty stew creating music that is not just flavorful, but filling to the soul. After hearing Stevano’s stinging rhymes and DJ Karina’s emotive voice layered over the Rock inspired, Latin-flavoured bass guitar melodies of Arturo, you will quickly understand their appeal.

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Stevano is a razor-sharp MC residing in the streets of Jamestown, Toronto, whose distant childhood memories of an intermittent father from Nigeria opened a window of curiosity to the African language and a world yet to be seen. Weaving both interests liberally, he packs a wicked bi-lingual flow to form precise rhymes. Focused and resolutely opinionated about the political landscape of our times, he can shift effortlessly between dazzling bravado and indictment of national and international policy.

80’s classic rock legends. Diogo rounds out the Under Ground Officials Crew as master of the drums.

DJ Karina’s angelic rock/pop vocals betray the gravely road she’s traveled from her spiritual Canadian roots, to a tour of duty as a Ms. Toronto top finalist. She continues a self-described spiritual journey from which she has emerged more driven and committed to pursue her love of music on the Canadian scene and internationally.

Stevano and the U.G.O. Crew have also performed as support for P-Diddy, The Fugees, Ice Cube, KRS-1, Nas, Plantation Boyz, 2Face, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-z, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Digable Planets, Lil Wayne, Akon, Keyshia Cole, T-Pain, T.I., Sean Paul and Young Jeezy, Connect with U.G.O. Crew’s Facebook Fan Page at

A consummate singer/songwriter, as well as a skilled drummer, Alessia’s talents become a quadruple threat as she rocks guitar alongside the group’s lead-axe: Eric, who happens to be the youngest member of band. Dedicated and driven, Eric takes his inspiration largely from

or follow them on Twitter: @UGOCrew. For booking or business matters contact Dugai Barrington 647.381.2000 or

Be on the look out for a series of major releases from U.G.O. Crew this year, including the much anticipated single, Suga Baby, feat. Danny Fernandes, slated for late March. Also catch them on various tours with artists such as Sean Kingston, Digable Planets, Bigg Page and others in Europe, The United States, The Caribbean and Canada.

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Danny Fernandes

by C. WHitfield

Danny Fernandes could easily be considered Canada’s Justin Timberlake. The pop singer, who got his start dancing at just six years old, would soon be appearing in commercials, music videos and taking home numerous gold medals at Dance competitions by the age 16. Crediting his parents with much of his success, Danny states, “I’m fortunate that my parents have always been incredibly supportive. When I told them at a young age my desire to pursue music and dance as my career, not just a hobby, they said, “Let’s do it, but you’ve got to work hard.” Soon after, he hit the road with the likes of Aaron Carter, Blackstreet, Deborah Cox and his brother Shawn, with whom he toured the world for an entire year, even playing the NBA All-Star game in Atlanta. Upon returning to Canada he made that pivotal transition into the lane of Singer/ Songwriter and in 2003, his hit single “Curious” leaked its way into the European club scene and immediately made Danny a star. Four years later in 2007, Danny sent the song to New York, for a feature from Juelz Santana. The new version of the record immediately began climbing up the radio charts. Later in 2008 Danny signed his first record deal with CP Records, an independent Canadian label with a major distribution through EMI Music Canada. After inking this deal, Danny released his debut album “Intro” which shot to #1 on iTunes and boasted two Gold singles , “Private Dance” and “Fantasy”. The success of the project brought him a ton of accolades, including several Juno Award nominations and the opportunity to tour with artists such as Akon, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Girlicious. Danny is currently busy promoting his recently released sophomore album, AutomaticLuv. For information, booking, features or any business matters contact

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Sidney Morris aka Freak Aliaz, a native of Charlottesville, Virginia is an aspiring hip hop artist that first started rapping at the age of 12. Currently hard at work to reach his goal of being an influential artist, he is in the streets pushing his latest mixtape release, “My VA Dedication”, while putting the finishing touches on his newest project. Catch his music featured on several mixtapes and YouTube. | | (434) 466-5718

When it comes to the music business so many of us have heard all the horror stories that give us clear and vivid details of how hard it is to hit it big in the industry. SELF & The RFG Team is the indie’s first choice in handling everything administrative, from song placements, publishing and copyrights to simple questions about career approach. “Self”and his RFG team plan on seeing you to the top. | | (404) 997-3446

SHEF Da Eastside Stunna aka Mr.Zone 6 (BMI) was born in Augusta GA. and raised in Sandersville, GA, before later moveing to Decatur GA in 1999. In 2007 ,after years of indecision, SHEF decided that he was going to focus on his music and give it the attention it deserved. Now in 2011, SHEF has managed to build his career as Indie Recording Artist & CEO Of HoodMadE Entertainment. | | (404) 520-2170

While so many DJs fight for market share in an oversaturated mixtape and club market, DJ Laa Choc, places more emphasis on building a unique brand with universal appeal than gaining baseless noteriety. Delivering exceptional service to a client list that boasts names such as Macy’s and Bebe, she is able to infuse urban culture into corporate america while seamlessly transitioning from hip hop to gospel and house to jazz. When you need great music delivered with class, this is the person to call. | | (313) 477-4611

Raymond “RayDawn” Sims is as serious as they come about his music career. How serious you may ask? Well, serious enough to have dropped out of Law School. A move he doesn’t regret, after earning a coveted spot on last year’s United Square Stage –SMKA “Stargazing Showcase”. After besting over 700 MC’s Nationwide to become 1 of only 18 performers, he has turned his attention to the promotion of his latest release, Controlled Chaos 2, which is already receiving good reviews. | | (724) 732-1923

Preparing for the release of his new mixtape “This How Money Look” hosted by DJ Holiday, Baby Floss is a major player in the Columbia, South Carolina Hip Hop movement. With his city and state behind him “This How Money Look” will have guest collaborations including Jim Jones, Pastor Troy, Tity Boi and a number of others. Believing “If I keep my mind focused and positive, and I surround myself with positive influences, there’s nothing that I won’t be able to do.” | | (516) 512-6500

As part of the “new school” of artists to take the music industry by storm, Scotty is worth the listen. With the start of his own label Presidential Music in 2010, those who hear Scotty flock to his unique style of music. With the recent release of his newest mixtape Best of Jay-Z & Scotty: Lost Blueprint hosted by DJ Blak and Lil Bankhead, he’s giving the industry exactly what they have been looking for. Through

stand out cuts that include Kooler Than A Polar Bears Toenail, Freakin You, Caddylackin featuring Skillz of Da Kennel, Gots to Get It featuring Bobby Creek Water, Scotty weaves the story of a hustler against all odds. Entertaining, yet humble; Scotty is a hustler who’s all about his business. For more on Scotty check out scottyatl.wordpress. com and follow him on Twitter @ScottyATL | | (404) 558-3221

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Justin Bieber Michael Jackson 2.0?

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Justin Bieber was undoubtedly one of the biggest pop stars of 2010. With over 8 million fans following him on twitter, 23 million “likes” on FaceBook and close to 305 million YouTube views, he could easily be considered a modern day Michael Jackson. However, unlike the former King of Pop, young Bieber’s life is practically an open book, available for all the world to read. One could write this off as merely a sign of the times. We live in an ever-evolving, always-connected world and today’s fans demand not only information but access. From tabloids and reality shows to FaceBook and Twitter accounts, celebrities have practically become accessible 24/7; which leads us to ask, “Is all this access a good for the longevity of an artist’s career?” I am probably one of the biggest advocates of artists using social media to connect with their fans on a more intimate level. I love what artists like Fabolous have done to build their brand through authentic engagement of their fanbase. While there are a few shining examples of artists who are doing it right, I believe as members of the entertainment industry, many of our timelines are polluted with a greater number of those that are doing it horribly. In exploring the possibility of Justin Bieber ascending to the status of a Michael Jackson, I considered the following adverse side effects of all this accessibility on today’s artists. Where’s the mystery? Michael Jackson was a persona larger than life. I’m sure many can remember rumors of him purchasing the elephant man’s bones, sleeping in hyperbaric chambers or a ton of other outlandish story headlines. Living a life shrouded from the public’s prying eyes created a mystique so great that no matter how implausible the headline, in our minds it was entirely possible. There is no greater tool in publicist’s arsenal than

the public’s imagination but where there is too much information there is no room for mystery and where there is no mystery there is no room for imagination to take root. Burning bright and fast! The viral nature of social media has the ability to accelerate stardom at an exponential rate. Some would argue to say that super stardom is not measured in how brightly one burns but for how long. In a quest for immediate gratification have we placed a priority on quick success over the longevity of an artist’s career, reducing the industry down to a cycle of plucking “disposable talent” off the internet and rushing them to market without truly investing in development. The question we must ask is whether an artist will be like the brush fire that starts small and slowly grows consuming all in its path, or an explosion that can be seen for miles but quickly exhausts all of its fuel before fading into the dead of night. A world without filters. It’s a delicate balancing act regulating public exposure, giving the people just enough to see an artist’s humanity without tarnishing the public persona that has been delicately crafted over years. But when sex tapes, STD tests and mug shots go digital, all control is lost. Ironically, the most damaging content floating through the cyberspace often comes from the artists themselves: sexting pics, irate updates or blog posts, Tweets soliciting sex that were thought to be DMs (Yeah… remember that one!?) and I’m sure there are plenty worse. So while direct access to fans is a beautiful thing, we must also acknowledge that it severely limits the ability for a publicist to save an artist from themselves, as they so often need. As my father taught me, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” While I’ve used some extreme examples for illustrative pur-

poses, it doesn’t always have to be a career crippling faux pas. More often than not, it’s the simple contradiction between the artist and how their fans perceived them. Who wouldn’t be disappointed to find out the MC that you thought was so deep is in fact a dunce or that R&B singer whose voice cuts right through the women’s clothes is a womanizing, deadbeat dad. I think these small losses can be much worse because they go on silently eroding an artist’s fan base with no immediate symptoms. Over exposure! We live in a consumer economy in a country where 34% of the population is considered overweight I would wager to say that moderation is not our strong suit. I feel this may have less to do with diet than with how we consume. Whether its food or information, we want it all and we want it now. With that being said, it has always been important for PR professionals to RATION an artist’s exposure to the public, not just how much they’re seen but with whom and where. Blogs and social media sites greatly reduce the ability to control media exposure leaving the door open for consumers to Consume, Consume, Consume! No matter how tasty the dish ... If you eat to much at once you will surely get SICK. Jumping back to our original question, Is it possible for Justin Bieber to become the next Michael Jackson or has the landscape changed so dramatically as to make it impossible for anyone to ever achieve such a level of success. Submit your thoughts on the subject at

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All In Ent

by L. Sims

by C. Whitfield

This past November, Atlanta once again played host to the Core DJs semi-annual retreat. Where we were first introduced to a fresh new record label out of Rockford, Illinois that had the whole conference buzzing about their single “Fast Lane”. After the retreat, we got a chance to sit down with Yung Meech CEO of All In Entertainment to talk about Atlanta and the success of the new record. Being based in the midwest, he explained

How far would you go to follow your dream? If you ask new artist Metafortae how far he would go, he’d be sure to tell you ‘wherever the Navy may take him.’ Born in Fontana and raised in Ontario California, Brandon “Metafortae” Hoskin hit the music books in 2004 with a strong love of hip-hop instrumentals. He soon began making his own beats and recording at lightning speed. Well on his way, he experienced a huge set back when his computer experienced crashed. Determined to still pursue his dream he decided to join the navy as he found his place in music. With well over 400 pieces published on SoundClick, two albums under his belt, and another ten in the works, he has a work ethic truly to be admired. For more information contact him at or

how they draw inspiration from music in lots of other regions. The group has a unique sound that has garnered them radio play in several markets. Together with group members Yung Monski, Big Breed and Mr.HaterProof, Yung Meech is gearing up to make All In Entertainment a household name in 2011. To get more information about All In etertainment, visit them online at or call Diesel at (314) 216-0609.

Quilla of Like A Star Ent

by L. Sims

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As the self proclaimed “Gem” of Dayton, OH, R&B singer Quilla classifies her unique style of music as “Raw&B”. Quilla is a woman of many talents. Able to write and detail real life experiences through her lyrics, she brings them to life in her songs. Quilla has been putting in work for sometime and is kicking things into overdrive as she prepares for the dual release of her latest single, 1 Nite, and the mixalbum ,I Am The Feature, on April 19th. Coming on the heels of those releases she plans to follow up with the offical album, Undefined, sometime in July.

signed to major labels, Quilla has taken all of the necessary steps for independent success. With the 2009 release of her self titled project “Quilla” already under her belt, there is nothing stopping this woman from reaching the ears of listeners worldwide.

As serious as any other artist about her craft, including those

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With plans of becoming one of the biggest names in underground, R&B Underground and later transitioning to Mainstream, Quilla has her goals all set. For more on her movement or features, please contact Quilla at or call 937367-0570.

DJ Directory

what type of music they spin. See where they spin. I’ve seen a bunch of campaigns lately about Respecting Check out their mixtapes and read their bio. the DJs and Saluting the DJs, but I think it’s important 3. If the DJ is a good fit for your music and goals try to that we start Supporting the DJs. Too often I hear figure out a way that you can help them. It can be someartists complain about DJs not supporting independent thing as simple as sending an email blast for their mixartists, but remember support is a two way street and tapes or distributing flyers for them in your market. I rarely see independent artists supporting DJs. Of all the DJs you send music to or ask to spin your records 4. Always call before you email. If they don’t answer what have you offered or given in return. Have you leave a voicemail. helped them book a gig? Have you helped them setup new wholesalers for their mixtapes? Have you made 5. When you get them on the phone. Ask questions that any tangible contribution to his or her goals or do you build on what you’ve already learned from checking out their website. only promote the mixtapes that you’re featured on? This DJ directory is NOT a list of 300 emails or phone numbers for you to add to your database, it is a collection of over 300 people that are in a position to help you. To help you get the most out of this directory, I’ve compiled the following list of tips. Read CAREFULLY.

6. Listen. There’s a good chance you may discover a new way that you can help them that you had not previously considered. 7. Once the connection is made, ask for permission to send them an email with some music.

1. DO NOT blindly add any of these DJs to your email Hopefully these tips help you build better relationships or text database. You are more likely to ruin the poswith not just these DJs but all the people that you work sibility of a working relationship. with and meet in the industry. Good Luck! 2. Visit the DJs website before you contact them. See

DJ Ames

Club | Mixtape | Radio

Ralow Smith

Club| Mixtape | Radio

Midlands, United Kingdom

My name is DJ Ames and Im a UK based Dj that has a worldwide movement. Im a huge fan of hearing new music and do my best to support new artists where possible. You can check me out on the twitter @djamesuk Decatur, GA

Ralow Smith is the go to guy for metro Atlanta. Mr. Smithdoes everything from mixtapes to sound reinforcement. You can even catch him heating up the airwaves on The After Pary Mixshow Friday nights on Hot 107.9. Ralow is constantly studying and observing the entire DJ spectrum which clearly puts him in a class all by himself. (404) 423-6526

DJ Rickie Ric

Des Moines, Iowa

My name is Ric Taylor (DJ Rickie Ric) born 2/18/70 in Leavenworth, KS. I started DJing in the mid to late 80’s (parties, rap crews, etc..) and professional ly at age 23. Now living in Des Moines, Iowa I am one that likes to give a lot of respect to other DJ’s as well as listen & learn. “This is my life, and Your entertainment”

Club | Mixtape

DJ Mel

Club | Mixtape

515.559.3699 | Baltimore, Maryland

Hello everybody. Its me! The most underated turntablist in Bmore (now to other DJs and producers that’s a total diff story) I am DJ Mel of Produc Ton LLC. I’ve been DJing since 5th grade looking up to Kid Capri , Funk Flex, Scratch, Rectangle, Qbert, Craze IE, Merge and Big Wwiz to name few. I got into the art of turntablizim in 99 and attended Scratch Academy (NYC) in 2002. (443) 766-6728

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DJ Mook

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DJ Wizard

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DJ B-Rite

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DJ Des

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Atlanta / New Jersey

“The real DJ Mmook is far from cocky. I’m blessed, versatile, energetic & becoming known as one of the hardest working DJs in Atlanta. Rocking clubs from the east side to the west; You’ll find me spinning at Dash Lounge, Vybez Night Club, Partyroom, Calabash, Room Service Lounge, Apache Cafe, Dugans, Black Llion and featured on Worldstar Hip-Hop. I’ve even hosted a mix-tape with DJ Khaled. | 678.992.3535 D.JMOOK@YAHOO.COM Carolina / Atlanta

“My Real name is Justin Washington. Friends called me a Washington Wizard so thats how I got my name. Born in Monroe, NC, I was introduced to the music industry in ‘94 and have been on the same path since. Outside of DJing, I am a songwriter, producer, engineer, Radio Host and hold a degree in communcations.” Phone: (404) 453-7240 Louisville, Kentucky

DJ B-Rite is Kentucky’s #1 Independent DJ. With 10+ years of experience, his work has reached ears in all 50 states & over six countries. He’s best known for helping expose unseen talent in the Kentucky area. His biggest musical influence has been the late “DJ Screw”. He credits his current success to God, & the loving support of his family. Norfolk, 7 Cities & VA Beach

DJ DES is a native of the 757 area, also known as The 7 Cities or the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. After serving honorably with the U.S. Army Airborne in Iraq, he returned home a combat veteran in 2007 and established his own movements, Dunn Deal Records and the increasingly popular “The Block Never Sleeps” mixtape series. Des is GM of Bottom Up Records Inc. (910) 494-2681 | DJDES.NET

Central Florida

DJ Man

DJ Man is one of TJDJ’s original members and has been in the music game for 16 years. Having played at numerious clubs overseas in Italy, Greece, Bahrain and Turkey, Im currently working on opening a music store in the UK and and providing an outlet for serious up-and-coming artists who want to get there music heard and marketed overseas.

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DJ Five X

SPDJS@AOL.COM (352) 457-4111 San Diego, CA

Former Rapper turned DJ! 5X AKA BenjaBread Man AKA Senor Producto Callejero is making a name for himself as a heavy hitter on the mix-tape scene. Born on the East Coast but raised under the Southern Cali heat, he is a multi-talented individual that owns a fast rising website.


DJ Dacick 1

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DJ Jonny Dougs


Killeen, Texas

Dj Dacick 1 (pronounced: DJ - DA - SICK - ONE) is 1 of the top Mixtape Dj’s to surface out of TEXAS in the last 2 years. He now has over 60 Mixtapes under his belt, averaging 30,000+ plays on mixtape sites such as, and is a 3x S.E.A. Nominee. “I’m always down to work wit anybody independent or Major. I rep Future Star Djs, Coast2Coast Djs and Derrty Djs. Follow me @djdacick1 Lets Get it! |(573) 230-3083 Lowell, Massachusetts

Dear readers, much love to anyone who picked up this magazine to support the local DJ’s out there trying to make it big. I want to dedicate any success I’ve had and any success about to be had to all the friends and family that come out and supports me. Check out my page on facebook under DJ Jonny Dougs and see what I’m all about. (978) 761-3388

DJ Mel (Baltimore, Maryland) Email: Phone: (443) 848-9069 Web: DJ BUS (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: DJBIGBUS@YAHOO.COM Phone: (516) 298-1340 Web: PARKWAY MARC (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 532-5050 Web: DJ bman (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 575-7266 Web: www DJ Skew(school) Beezy (Austin, Texas) Email: Phone: (512) 968-8855 Web: DJ Maxx (Meriden, Connecticut) Email: Phone: (203) 747-0508 Web: DJ DIRTY RICO (Washington, DC) Email: Phone: (202) 498-5077 Web: WIX.COM/DJDIRTYRICO/HOME DJ DirtyRed of the Definition DJS (New Orleans, Louisiana) Email: Phone: (504) 610-8412 Web: DJ EEAAZZEE (East Orange, New Jersey) Email: Phone: (862) 224-2261 Web: WildChild DNA (Baltimore, Maryland) Email: Phone: (443) 622-2117 Web: DJ SKNO (Dayton, Ohio) Email: Phone: (937) 397-0820 Web: DJ DK (Greensboro, North Carolina) Email:

Phone: (336) 772-3051 Web: DJ Knightmare! (Augusta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (706) 627-9532 Web: DJJELLIS AKA JAY DUB (Washington, DC) Email: DJJELLIOS@GMAIL.COM Phone: (202) 528-0620 Web: DJ Strizy (Fairmont, West Virginia) Email: Phone: (614) 354-9158 Web: DJ Wallo (Austin, Texas) Email: Phone: (512) 850-0718 Web: under construction DJ ALMIGHTY (Las Vegas, Nevada) Email: Phone: (360) 292-8620 Web: DJ DEF JAMS! (Houston, Texas) Email: Phone: (713) 366-6257 Web: DJ Sureshot (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (914) 837-6851 Web: DJ King Odyssey (Newburgh, New York) Email: Phone: (845) 784-6997 Web: SOUR DIEZEL (Bronx, New York) Email: AZ13288@YAHOO.COM Phone: (718) 991-6307 Web: DJ FLAVA (Columbia, South Carolina) Email: Phone: (803) 968-9366 Web: SACRED (Miami, Florida) Email: Phone: (850) 264-2266 Web: DJ ron viper (Atlanta, Georgia)

Email: Phone: (252) 367-0426 Web: DJ R3F (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 438-8250 Web: Ralow Smith (Decatur, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 423-6526 Web: DJ F.T.S. (Cincinnati, Ohio) Email: Phone: (513) 477-3522 Web: DJ Shad (Indianapolis, Indiana) Email: Phone: (317) 260-0910 Web: DJ Kevin Crown (Brooklyn, New York) Email: Phone: (646) 529-9349 Web: DJ BLUNT (Monterrey, Mexico) Email: DJBLUNT@GMAIL.COM Phone: (956) 534-5731 Web: DJ RO (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 914-7897 Web: DJ INFAMOUSONE (LOUISVILLE, Kentucky) Email: DJINFAMOUSONE@GMAIL.COM Phone: (270) 226-9660 Web:

DJzee (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 671-7377 Web: DJ Whut It Dew (Bunkie, Louisiana) Email: Phone: (318) 401-1959 Web: DJ TeeRock (San Antonio, Texas) Email: Phone: (404) 455-7505 Web: DJ SLYTAY (Augusta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 409-3907 Web: DJ-SLY (Evansville, Indiana) Email: Phone: (812) 319-2758 Web: DJ.RELL (Harvey, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 240-0598 Web: DJ Reese (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 886-2026 Web: DJ RedChild (Delray Beach, Florida) Email: Phone: (561) 265-0500 Web: DJ P-Money (New York, New York) Email: Phone: (631) 715-9094 Web:

DJ Supreme (Augusta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (706) 951-5440 Web:

DJ Ominaya (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (917) 449-0325 Web:

DJ Ed (Miami, Florida) Email: Phone: (786) 972-4670 Web:

DJ O.K. Da Southern Menace (Tulsa , Oklahoma) Email: Phone: (918) 906-3831 Web:

DJ Kingpin (Greensboro, North Carolina) Email: Phone: (336) 215-4190 Web:

DJ Neckbone (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 906-3081

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Web: DJ MEL B EZ (Brooklyn, New York) Email: Phone: (301) 237-7683 Web: DJ Magic Da Gift (Queens, New York) Email: Phone: (646) 529-9349 Web: DJ LIVE (Brooklyn, New York) Email: DJLIVE186@AOL.COM Phone: (917) 912-3647 Web: DJ Laa Choc (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (313) 477-4611 Web: king cyze (Detroit, Michigan) Email: Phone: (313) 414-5415 Web: DJ kidd koby roc (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 246-1949 Web: DJ Jeff C (Richmond, Virginia) Email: Phone: (804) 514-0929 Web: DJ IKE G DA THE CAROLINA TRENDSETTER (Fayetteviile, North Carolina) Email: Phone: (203) 578-7910 Web: DJ I90ONE (Rockford, Illinois) Email: Phone: (815) 914-2493 Web: DJ Gucci The King Of The Underground (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) Email: Phone: (847) 708-5692 Web: DJ G Phaness (Jacksonville, North Carolina) Email: Phone: (631) 561-3052 Web: DJ D-Slick (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (910) 584-3134 Web: DJ Deuce (Louisville, Kentucky) Email: Phone: (502) 314-4968 Web: DJ D-IZZY (Savannah, Georgia) Email: Phone: (912) 341-5679 Web: DJ CURRENSY (Houston, Texas) Email: Phone: (512) 947-2479 Web:

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DJ Creativity (Los Angeles, California) Email: Phone: (818) 422-4663 Web: DJ Craig D (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (847) 489-2009 Web: DJ Chubsta (Mesa, Arizona) Email: Phone: (602) 400-9379 Web: DJ Butter B (Virginia Beach, Virginia) Email: Phone: (757) 412-7088 Web: DJ Arsenal (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (504) 236-3892 Web: DJ Tru Story (Jacksonville, Florida) Email: Phone: (904) 566-2486 Web: DJ 5X (Chula Vista, California) Email: Phone: (619) 808-6995 Web: DJ Luck (Stone Mountain, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 484-3596 Web: DJ A STAR (Greenville, South Carolina) Email: Phone: (347) 368-3983 Web: DJ B-Rite (Louisville, Kentucky) Email: Phone: (502) 819-8395 Web: DJ Au (Montgomery , Alabama) Email: Phone: (334) 355-8708 Web: FAZEONE (Yonkers, New York) Email: Phone: (914) 513-7811 Web: DJ TRUZY (Tulsa , Oklahoma) Email: DJTRUZY@AOL.COM Phone: (918) 951-9415 Web: TRUZY.COM TRAPLORDZ (Charlotte, North Carolina) Email: Phone: (704) 323-9980 Web: TRAPLORDZMUSIC.BLOGSPOT. COM DJ Stretch (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Email: Phone: (414) 517-6047 Web: DJ NYCE (Paterson, New Jersey) Email: LMG.DJNYCETHAMIXTAPEKILLA@ GMAIL.COM

Phone: (973) 460-9337 Web: THISISDJNYCE.COM The World Famous DJ Lomaxxl (Memphis, Tennessee) Email: Phone: (901) 340-6275 Web: Coco-Z the Mix Mistress (Cleveland, Ohio) Email: Phone: (216) 965-9576 Web: The People’s Choice DJ Shaolin (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 553-6222 Web: and djshaolin. info DJ Legacy (Nashville, Tennessee) Email: Phone: (510) 967-8335 Web: Wylout (Baltimore, Maryland) Email: Phone: (443) 740-3626 Web: SINISTER SHAN (Greensboro, North Carolina) Email: SINISTERSHAN@GMAIL.COM Phone: (804) 868-6564 Web: THEFIREMENDJS.COM

DJ What It Iz (Springfield, Massachusetts) Email: Phone: (413) 301-7938 Web: DJ 1200 (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (614) 774-8229 Web: Dough From Da Go (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 213-4623 Web: DJ Spontaneous (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (443) 739-2103 Web: DJ LKP (Wallsend, United Kingdom) Email: Phone: (792) 166-2746 Web: DJ Senith/Swollen Audio (Hempstead, New York) Email: Phone: (516) 850-8753 Web: universalDJSun (McDonough, Georgia) Email: Phone: (954) 854-5983 Web:

The Don Santos (Houston, Texas) Email: Phone: (617) 901-3696 Web:

DJ CABELLERO (Washington, DC) Email: Cabellero@SmashmouthHip-Hop. com Phone: (240) 625-1352 Web:

DJ Iceberg (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 488-8669 Web:

DJ Sido (Port Charlotte, Florida) Email: Phone: (941) 421-6584 Web:

The Demolition Men (Oakland, California) Email: Phone: (510) 712-8522 Web:

Sir Classic (Decatur, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 454-7475 Web:

DJ Hammburger (San Antonio, Texas) Email: Phone: (210) 248-4170 Web:

SINQUE (New Rochelle, New York) Email: RIVAROAD@GMAIL.COM Phone: (914) 356-4590 Web: SINQUE.WEB.OFFICELIVE.COM

Ahsan The Golden Child (New Brunswick, New Jersey) Email: Phone: (908) 531-3280 Web:

DJ FEMMIE (Piscataway, New Jersey) Email: Phone: (732) 470-2558 Web:

Kingpin AKA Streets Kingpin (Tampa, Florida) Email: KINGPIN.STREET@GMAIL.COM Phone: (813) 758-6543 Web:, DJ ROB MISTA DMV (Washington, DC) Email: Phone: (202) 437-0536 Web: DJ G (London, UK) Email: Phone: (078) 459-5005 Web:

DJ Meti Already (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 387-2215 Web: Applejac (Decatur, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 786-9381 Web: DJ KGee (Louisville, Kentucky) Email: Phone: (502) 712-6786 Web: DJ Trapper Jon (Atlanta, Georgia) Email:

Phone: (404) 514-4259 Web: DJ THR33 (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) Email: Phone: (205) 496-1815 Web: DJ RON-DAWG (Sydney, Australia) Email: Phone: (041) 431-8294 Web: DJ Norfcak (Charlotte, North Carolina) Email: DJNORFCAK@GMAIL.COM Phone: (919) 225-9517 Web: REVERBNATION.COM/DJNORFCAK DJ 360 (Miami, Florida) Email: Phone: (786) 554-8766 Web: DJ Domination (Houston, Texas) Email: Phone: (281) 277-6626 Web: DJ Qwess Coast (Los Angeles, California) Email: Phone: (310) 703-6072 Web: Jammin Jay (Albany, Georgia) Email: Phone: (229) 296-6093 Web: DJ CJ Tha Sticman (Birmingham , Alabama)

Email: Phone: (205) 566-9660 Web: DJ SouthanBred (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (770) 899-2430 Web: DJ Chiszle (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Email: Phone: (225) 284-1656 Web: none,,

Phone: (347) 768-5540 Web: MYSPACE.COM/RONG1 MISTER SWAGUHVIS’TRAKUHVIS (Indianapolis, Indiana) Email: Phone: (317) 529-9026 Web: DJTRILL (San Francisci, California) Email: MYR_2004@MAIL.COM Phone: (510) 222-1291 Web: MYSPACE.COM/MRBLUESTARSUN

DJ GreenEye (Los Angeles, California) Email: Phone: (818) 434-0415 Web:

DJ Mobstar (Jacksonville, Florida) Email: Phone: (904) 993-3023 Web:

DJ D-TEC (Columbia, South Carolina) Email: Phone: (803) 269-6895 Web: MYSPACE/SCDJDTEC

MP4 (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 934-1501 Web:

DJ DAGWOOD (Los Angeles, California) Email: Phone: (706) 300-9356 Web:

jdubble (Denver, Colorado) Email: Phone: (720) 690-8112 Web:

Homicide (Camden, New Jersey) Email: Phone: (609) 513-7882 Web: LEGENDARY DJ RON G (New York, New York) Email: DJRONG84@GMAIL.COM

DJ FLIPCYIDE (El Paso, Texas) Email: Phone: (915) 603-9324 Web: DJ Young Lion, (Providence, Rhode Island) Email: Phone: (508) 740-5744 Web:

DJ Will Money (Cincinnati, Ohio) Email: Phone: (513) 300-2635 Web: DJ Twizt Alaskas Mix King (Anchorage, Alaska) Email: Phone: (305) 298-2614 Web: DJ.Thirrzty (Vancouver, Canada) Email: Phone: (778) 318-5457 Web: DJ Phyre (Houston, Texas) Email: Phone: (713) 483-0254 Web: DJ PHIYA (Dallas, Texas) Email: Phone: (601) 672-2558 Web: DJ MISTA B (Bologna, Italy) Email: Phone: (347) 672-2073 Web: DJ Larizzle (London, UK) Email: Phone: (800) 344-6453 Web: DJay Hazzel (Acworth, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 680-0189

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Web:, DEEJANE PUSSY GALORE (, Germany) Email: Phone: (018) 182-3768 Web: A i Productions (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (718) 924-7269 Web: JAM PONY | ROCK BOOTY EXPRESS DJS (Tallahassee, Florida) Email: Phone: (850) 345-7235 Web: DJ Bankrupt (Edmonton, Canada) Email: Phone: (780) 406-5586 Web: DJ G.O. (Ft. Lauderdale , Florida) Email: Phone: (954) 895-7300 Web: Mr. Magnum (Gainesville, Florida) Email: Phone: (954) 547-1978 Web: DJ Al Pete (Jacksonville, Florida) Email: Phone: (904) 343-9163 Web: DJ Mixxin Mel (Davenport, Iowa) Email: Phone: (563) 579-6880 Web: Lord Faz (Paris, France) Email: Phone: (061) 748-1768 Web: DJ White Rock (New Haven , Connecticut) Email: Phone: (866) 824-8340 Web: Mike40 (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (347) 922-6726 Web: MIKE40.INFO Maxheat / DJ MaD MaX (akron, Ohio) Email: Phone: (234) 738-1848 Web: DJ K-Swiss (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 319-9298 Web: King Bone (Columbia, South Carolina) Email: Phone: (803) 647-1016 Web: maristarentertainment.parks.officelive. com/PressKit.aspx Kujho (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) Email: Phone: (601) 620-8422 Web:

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The Toucan Bird Rockstar JC Flores (San Antonio , Texas) Email: Phone: (210) 834-0927 Web: Jam Master D (Texarkana , Texas) Email: Phone: (903) 824-2524 Web: DJ Big House / Dub-G (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (228) 342-3080 Web: The Cut Creator DJ Outkast (Philipsburg, Saint Martin) Email: Phone: (305) 740-1368 Web: DJ KRUNCH (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: KRUNCHTV@YAHOO.COM Phone: (678) 520-8623 Web: ITSMYURLS.COM/DJKRUNCH DJ charlie hustle (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 838-6768 Web: DJ e-roc (Newport News, Virginia) Email: Phone: (757) 358-2770 Web: DJ Chaddy Chaz (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Email: Phone: (260) 750-0398 Web: DJ KUTT THROAT (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 768-0618 Web: DJ Fly Guy (Fairburn, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 200-6486 Web: DJ JAZ (Boston, Massachusetts) Email: Phone: (617) 676-8033 Web: DJ Lil Keem (Greenville, South Carolina) Email: Phone: (864) 201-4968 Web: DJ AO (San Diego, California) Email: Phone: (214) 864-4536 Web: Da’ Hitman (Dallas, Texas) Email: Phone: (817) 919-4576 Web: DJ Beanz (Boston, Massachusetts) Email: Phone: (703) 231-4951 Web: Montana White (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: FELONYWORLD@GMAIL.COM

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Web: FACEBOOK.COM/GODJPRIMETIME DJ TEE (Lapwai, Idaho) Email: Phone: (208) 553-1516 Web: DJ STALIN (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (914) 803-6211 Web: DJ SHABLAST (New York, New York) Email: DJSHABLAST@GMAIL.COM Phone: (404) 889-6939 Web: FACEBOOK.COM/DJSHABLAST DJ Rice (Dallas, Texas) Email: Phone: (214) 603-1009 Web: DJ NVS Styles (Miami, Florida) Email: Phone: (786) 280-4536 Web:!/ pages/DJ-NVS-STYLES-FANPAGE/303759533032 DJ No Joke (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: MYSTERDEEJAY@YAHOO.COM Phone: (404) 454-9084 Web: FACEBOOK.COM/DJNOJOKE DJ NEUTRON (Pensacola, Florida) Email: NEUTRONMP3@GMAIL.COM Phone: (850) 619-1498 Web: FACEBOOK.COM/DJNEUTRON DJ Kermit (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (770) 912-3418 Web: The Upstate Club Bangerz, DJ JK (Greenville, South Carolina) Email: Phone: (864) 630-8133 Web: DJ JIHAD (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 567-4883 Web: jihad DJ3 (Wichita, Kansas) Email: Phone: (316) 871-8202 Web: crosby

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The Texasheavyweight (Tyler, Texas) Email: Phone: (903) 574-6225 Web:

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GO DJ PRIMETIME (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: DJPRIMETIMEATL@GMAIL.COM Phone: (404) 654-3578

DJ Kosta (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) Email: Phone: (754) 367-3945

Web: DJ ZEKE (New York, New York) Email: DJZEKE1@GMAIL.COM Phone: (917) 803-5443 Web: DJZEKE.COM DJ Young CUBA (Tampa, Florida) Email: Phone: (813) 531-2649 Web:, DJ Yoshi (Newark, New Jersey) Email: Phone: (201) 832-9600 Web: Whiplash (Houston, Texas) Email: Phone: (503) 302-4402 Web: DJ TONY H. (Riverdale, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 480-8241 Web: DJ TEKNISION (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 291-9575 Web: (Hamilton, Canada) Email: INFO@DJTEK.CA Phone: (905) 928-8359 Web: DJTEK.CA DJ TC (Indianapolis, Indiana) Email: DJTCMUSIC@GMAIL.COM

Phone: (317) 603-2739 Web: DJSwagga (Washington, DC) Email: Phone: (202) 422-1580 Web: DJSmooth (Albany, New York) Email: Phone: (518) 253-9777 Web: Shorty Wop (Brooklyn, New York) Email: Phone: (917) 267-8354 Web: DJ SETVER (San Diego, California) Email: DJSETVER@GMAIL.COM Phone: (619) 739-3905 Web: DJSETVER.COM DJ SERAFIN (Northridge, California) Email: DJSERAFIN@GMAIL.COM Phone: (818) 256-7225 Web: DJSERAFIN.COM DJ Semi aka The Mixtape Marvel (Hartford, Connecticut) Email: Phone: (203) 565-8702 Web: DJ Scrill (Texarkana, Texas) Email: Phone: (323) 570-2192 Web:

Schemes (Laurel, Maryland) Email: Phone: (347) 661-0769 Web: RUSH (A.C.T, Australia) Email: Phone: (040) 405-7766 Web: DJ Ron Love (Orlando, Florida) Email: Phone: (407) 325-3520 Web: DJ Rob-Low (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (718) 717-3998 Web: DJ Ro (New Orleans, Louisiana) Email: Phone: (504) 669-5968 Web: DJ Rio Blackwood (Alexandria, Virginia) Email: Phone: (571) 201-2855 Web: DJ Reign (Brandon, Mississippi) Email: Phone: (601) 503-6462 Web: DJ Red Diamond (Mays Landing, New Jersey) Email: Phone: (609) 816-3071

Web: DJ Razor Kutz (Boston, Massachusetts) Email: Phone: (857) 417-8015 Web: DJ PUFF DRAGON (Norfolk, Virginia) Email: PUFFDRAGON1200@GMAIL.COM Phone: (757) 469-8692 Web: DJ Pheloneous (Seattle, Washington) Email: Phone: (206) 679-0466 Web: DJ Phat Katt (Lexington, Kentucky) Email: Phone: (859) 420-1885 Web: DJ Outlaw (Isa Town, Bahrain) Email: Phone: (000) 000-0000 Web: DJ Nyce (Washington, DC) Email: Phone: (202) 448-9927 Web: DJ NUMBAWUN (Las Vegas, Nevada) Email: IMAKEHITS@DJNUMBAWUN.COM Phone: (702) 542-2546 Web: DJNUMBAWUN.COM DJ Nose (Washington, DC) Email:

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Phone: (703) 864-5003 Web: DJ Nez (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 262-7222 Web: DJ Neko (Augusta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (706) 726-6891 Web: DJ Nasty Naz (Beverly Hills, California) Email: Phone: (506) 459-1230 Web: Dr Klaw aka DJ Mutt (beverly hills, California) Email: Phone: (415) 307-8425 Web: DJ MIKE SWIFT (New Orleans, Louisiana) Email: Phone: (832) 524-5718 Web: DJ Mike3G (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (954) 864-8806 Web: DJ LUMINATI (Saginaw, Michigan) Email: Phone: (810) 449-1093 Web:

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DJ Larceny (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 592-1620 Web: DJ K Yung (Moline , Illinois) Email: Phone: (309) 721-7093 Web: DJ Ktone (Denver, Colorado) Email: Phone: (720) 404-6767 Web: DJ KNIGHT (Lithonia, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 784-5243 Web: DJ Jonny Dougs (Chelmsford, Massachusetts) Email: Phone: (978) 761-3388 Web: DJ Jmoney (Memphis, Tennessee) Email: Phone: (901) 237-7007 Web: DJ IMMORTAL (Miami Beach, Florida) Email: DJIMMORTAL305@GMAIL.COM Phone: (754) 368-4449 Web: DJIMMORTAL.COM DJ hb smooth (Chicago, Illinois) Email: Phone: (773) 809-5629

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Email: SPDJS@AOL.COM Phone: (352) 457-4111 Boricua Bro. (DJ Bori & DJ Boricua) (Tampa, Florida) Email: Phone: (813) 283-8897 DJ light-skinned (Atlanta, Georgia) Email: Phone: (678) 592-0644 King Greatness (Augusta, Georgia) Email: IAMDJGREATNESS@HOTMAIL.COM Phone: (803) 391-1432 Mr.Alphabet (Douglasville, Georgia) Email: Phone: (404) 492-2271 DJ G-M.O.P (Forsyth, Georgia) Email: Phone: (478) 508-1729 DJ Cube (Gainesville, Georgia) Email: Phone: (770) 540-4140 DJ BIG MIKE (Lithonia, Georgia) Email: BIG85MIKE@YAHOO.COM Phone: (404) 838-1842 DJ Rickie Ric (Des Moines, Iowa) Email: Phone: (515) 559-3699 DJ Kool Ken (Detroit, Michigan) Email: Phone: (313) 989-7984 DJ.Speedway / Boo-Coo Beats (Jackson, Mississippi) Email: Phone: (601) 454-8869 DJ CD (St.Louis, Missouri) Email: Phone: (314) 872-1629 DJ Tempo (Seaside Heights , New Jersey) Email: Phone: (732) 773-2410 DJ. MUSIC MIKE (Bronx, New York) Email: Phone: (646) 408-5880 DJ TreyLove (Clarksville, Tennessee) Email: Phone: (931) 302-8336 DJ pat (Medina, Tennessee) Email: Phone: (731) 234-2458 DJ Trap (Nashville, Tennessee) Email: Phone: (615) 416-9887

CHUCKIE STEEL (Farhnam, United Kingdom) Email: Phone: (078) 552-7930

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The Queen (Decatur, Alabama) Email: Phone: (256) 214-6711

DJ MOODY (Dallas, Texas) Email: CHSTMOODY@YAHOO.COM Phone: (469) 233-3933

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