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PR: Russell Simmons & @AwesomenessTV Announce Collaboration


PR: Russell Simmons & Awesomeness Announce Collaboration

Courtesy Elina.

This morning at the “Anywhere, Anytime Content” panel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), entrepreneur and Founder of Rush Digital Media Russell Simmons and AwesomenessTV creator Brian Robbins announced the partnership between Rush Digital Media and AwesomenessTV on the production, operation and marketing of Simmons’ YouTube Channel All Def Digital (ADD). ADD will formally launch in spring 2013 with the goal of producing and sharing cutting-edge programming from diverse talent to help broaden YouTube’s audience, much in the way Def Comedy broadened HBO. This announcement follows YouTube’s decision in October 2012 to fund Simmons’ channel as part of their expanded investment in original content.

“I’ve worked my entire professional life to promote new talent and the new art forms they create,” says Simmons. “YouTube creates huge opportunity for creativity and commerce to meet. This exciting new platform will benefit from having a network that reflects the increasing diversity of America. It complements rather than disrupts traditional media in that it creates opportunities for program creation and promotion between cable and streaming; it’s just the perfect place for me to be with a strong creative partner and friend like Brian Robbins.”

“Russell and I have been friends for a long time and first worked together on the 1995 documentary The Show, which spoke to a generation about the culture of hip hop,” adds Robbins. “We share a vision of how to reach increasingly diversifying American audiences via the YouTube platform, and I’m excited to open a new chapter with him and collaborate in the production and marketing of ADD.”

Prior to launch this spring, Simmons will be curating his favorite videos, shows and creators on www.YouTube.com/AllDefDigital and will be gathering input from fans, via Global Grind and his social communities, to determine the type of programming they want to see on the channel.

About Rush Digital Media:

Rush Digital Media is a new generation media company launched by Russell Simmons to specifically target the YouTube platform and beyond. It will work with partners GlobalGrind.com, Google/YouTube and other partners to bring a new generation of entertainment to the 1 billion screens around the world seeking exciting new content that speaks to a new and rapidly evolving culture. Simmons’ other category-creating ventures include Def Jam Recordings, Def Comedy Jam, Def Poetry Jam, Phat Fashions, Rush Card, and Global Grind.com.

About AwesomenessTV:

AwesomenessTV is a new video destination for teens on YouTube featuring a broad cross section of series built around pop musicians, A-list athletes, TV personalities and YouTube stars. From talk shows to sketch comedy, plus scripted and reality, AwesomenessTV allows fans to experience their favorite celebrities in new ways, only on YouTube. Varsity Pictures, the production entity behind AwesomenessTV, is headed by Brian Robbins (Sonny With A Chance, Smallville, So Random, FRED) and Joe Davola (In Living Color, Smallville, MTV Networks). Robbins’ interest in the YouTube and web video space resulted from the massive success of FRED: THE MOVIE, based on the YouTube sensation Fred Figglhorn (900 million views). After building out the franchise on Nickelodeon (FRED 2: Night of the Living Fred, FRED: THE SHOW, and FRED 3: CAMP FRED), Robbins turned his attention to YouTube and the result is AwesomenessTV, one of the first channels ideated in the YouTube Original Programming initiative.
@TheRealReks Releases Tracklisting For "Revolution Cocktail"


Reks Releases Tracklisting For "Revolution Cocktail"

Courtesy Matt B.

Never one to bite his tongue for anyone REKS is starting this new year off with select words for those who extend one hand while holding the dagger in the other. Brought to you by garglegrenades.com, 'Revolution Cocktail' is a warm up for what promises to be another productive year for REKS.



Tracklisting & Credits for REKS “Revolution Cocktail”

1.) “Revolution Is Here” (produced by MoSS & Pro Logic)

2.) “The Molotov” (produced by Soul Searchers)

3.) “Flags” (produced by Numonics)

4.) “Trust Us” f/ Bishop Lamont (produced by Numonics)

5.) “Only Lonely” f/ EZDREAD (produced by Introspective Minds)

6.) “Due Diligence” (produced by A3)

7.) “Judas” (produced by Lee Bannon)

8.) “Ahead Of My Time” f/ C-Scharp (produced by ATG)

9.) “Fools Gold” f/ J Nics, Boycott Blues & EZDREAD (produced by Introspective Minds)

10.) “Remember” f/ Big Pooh (produced by A3)

11.) “Winners & Survivors” (produced by Delvaughn Tinned)

12.) “Showoff” (Ooowee Baby) (produced by Jewbei)

13.) “Devil Wears Prada” (produced by Hazardis Soundz)

14.) “Forrest Gump” (produced by EZDREAD)

15.) “Beast Bars” f/ Torae & Sha Stimuli (produced by Anthem)

16.) “Save The Day” (produced by Anthem)

17.) “Melancholy” f/ Singapore Kane & Sin (produced by Soul Searchers)

18.) “Sorry/Friends With Benefits” (produced by Introspective Minds & Numonics)

19.) “Dial Tone” f/ J Tronius & Danny “Skyhigh” McClain (produced by ATG)

20.) “#Eyehaterappers Freestyle” (produced by Statik Selektah)

With "Judas," produced by California's monster beatsmith Lee Bannon, we have the first leak off of REKS “Revolution Cocktail” mixtape which will be released on iTunes on 1-22-2013.
Mixtape: Illwinded P - Spirited Away Vol. 1


Mixtape: Illwinded P - Spirited Away Vol. 1

Courtesy Cameron P.

What's good. My name is Illwinded P and I'm a 21 year old emcee from Salt Lake City, UT. I follow your blog and wanted to submit my first mixtape I released in October. It is called Spirited Away Vol. 1. Enjoy and much love.

@BlackDaveNYC f/ Meech of Flatbush Zombies - "Little Bit Mo"


Audio: Black Dave f/ Meech of Flatbush Zombies - "Little Bit Mo"

Courtesy Matt B.

So, hopefully you're pretty familiar with Harlem rapper Black Dave, who caught our eye a couple of months back bounding around NYC, in the video for the satisfyingly rugged as fuck "On Da Map". Anyway, he's back and this time he's enlisted the hysteria-addled rhymes of Flatbush Zombies' Meech on another rough and ready cut, "Little Bit Mo".

Audio: @GensuDean & Planet Asia "Faces On The Dollar" (@MelloMusicGroup)


Audio: Gensu Dean & Planet Asia "Faces On The Dollar"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

The album was produced entirely by Gensu Dean on the Jedi tool of choice - the SP1200 - while Planet Asia lays fire: "vibe on my scripture, ride to the pictures I paint, even the deaf, dumb, and blind can entwine with this one." Abrasions is 17 tracks long and features Grammy Award Winner David Banner, Tragedy Khadafi, and more. The album artwork was done by the amazing Flux Wonda outta Atlanta and gives a good sense of what Abrasions is all about.

@RealKingMyers - Kingology (feat. Rakim, @FredTheGodson)


King Myers - Kingology (feat. Rakim, Fred The Godson, & More!)

Courtesy Miss Mandy.

Upcoming 18 year old Long Island rapper King Myers finally wraps up his 1st studio album, Kingology: The Mind of a Young King. Scoring features from Hip-Hop legends Rakim & Bumpy Knuckles, as well as eOne Music's new signee Fred The Godson, King is on a mission to give the hip-hop world a breath of fresh air with "Kingology". Enjoy!

Microsoft TS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring Certification Exam


Microsoft TS: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring Certification Exam

You may be ready to take the Microsoft 70-158: TS: Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, Configuring certification exam if you are able to deploy and manage Forefront Identity Manager 2010 in an enterprise environment with at least 5,000 identities and a dynamic lifecycle. Other factors that may ensure that you are prepared for the 70-158 exam include a familiarity with directory services, PowerShell, security policies and procedures, experience with email and other messaging platforms, and familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Microsoft recommends that you have at least two years of experience working with FIM, Provisioning, deprovisioning, user management, and password management.

In order to make sure that you are ready to take the Microsoft 70-158 exam, Microsoft recommends that you use their training courses. Both the 50383B: Upgrading Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 to Forefront Identity Manager 2010 training course and the 50382B: Implementing Forefront Identity Manager 2010 training course last for four days. Microsoft also offers the following online resources to help you prepare for the test: Implementing Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Ramp Up training, TechNet Virtual Labs, Microsoft Business Ready Security Trial Environment, and Forefront Identity Manager 2010 on TechNet. Also, the practice tests from MeasureUp and Self Test Software are recommended by Microsoft. To boost your chances of doing well on the exam, you may also use the exam preparation services provided through TestsLive.

During the Microsoft 70-158 exam, you'll be required to plan a FIM implementation and install FIM. You'll also be required to plan and configure core portal functionality, advanced portal-based scenarios, and FIM synchronization. The ability to monitor and maintain FIM will also be tested on the exam.
T.I. on Conviction: I Felt the Need to Purchase Guns (@TIP)


T.I. on Conviction: I Felt the Need to Purchase Guns

DJ Vlad: T.I. opens up about his federal weapons charge, which he said happened as a result of his urge to purchase guns for his protection. He also speaks on the differences and similarities of "rubber band man" and "trouble man."

Audio: @RealKingMyers f/ Fred The Godson - "We Gon Party"


Audio: King Myers feat. Fred The Godson - "We Gon Party"

Courtesy Miss Mandy.

New music from Long Island's upcoming artist, King Myers featuring eOne Music's new recording artist, Fred The Godson. Produced by Remo The Hitmaker.

Audio: @MokaBlast "Michael Bay" from Ladies Love Moka


Audio: Moka Blast "Michael Bay" from Ladies Love Moka

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Call him Michael Bay! Queens lyricist Moka Blast is ready for 2013 with his latest single "Michael Bay", produced by Miami's Skrilla The Hitman! This track appears on Moka's upcoming mixtape Ladies Love Moka hosted by Superstar Jay, slated for release on January 15!


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