Los Angeles, CA - November 30, 2010 - On November 30 Soulja Boy officially launched 'SouljaWorld,' a location-based social media application that will allow users to log on and 'check-in' from various locations and connect with people using Soulja Boy related digital content. The application not only uses check in type social network methods made popular from applications such as Foursquare and Gowalla, but with 'SouljaWorld' you will also receive exclusive updates on new Soulja Boy music, video content and upcoming tour dates. In addition, 'SouljaWorld' users are offered Soulja Boy inspired badges that are referred to as 'tattoos' and include names like 'Pretty Boy Swag', 'Pretty Girl Swag' and 'Stacks On Deck.'
Soulja Boy enters the social media application world with excitement stating, "I'm giving my fans a place for them to communicate and connect with me and each other from anywhere, at any time."
SouljaWorld caters to the large and digital-savvy fanbase that Soulja Boy already has, and provides them with another tool, this time in the mobile space, with which to engage. The app introduces geolocation technology to an entirely new demographic that extends even beyond Soulja Boy fans. SouljaWorld is geared toward a more youthful and, perhaps, cooler demographic than other similar applications of its kind.
"'With the 'SouljaWorld' app, I'm taking Foursquare to the next level and putting my swag into it."
The app also features integration with Soulja Boy's blog web site, SouljaBoyHD.com. From SouljaWorld, fans can update their user profile status via check-ins through the iPhone application.
SouljaWorld leverages its geolocation technology and game mechanics from San Francisco based start-up DoubleDutch. Using the DoubleDutch platform, the SouljaWorld community can stay connected and compete for points and swag.
Soulja Boy's new album 'The DeAndre Way" is releasing November 30 on Interscope Records. Look out for the new singles and music videos for 'Mean Mug' featuring 50 Cent, 'Speakers Going Hammer' and '30 Thousand 100 Million.'
Kottonmouth Kings Helping Local Food Banks Stock Up
California based Kottonmouth Kings have announced they will assist local food banks this year with their annual “Jingle Bowls” Christmas tour dates. Kottonmouth Kings are encouraging fans to bring non-perishable foods items to donate to local food banks on their upcoming ‘Jingle Bowl’ shows in San Diego, Anaheim and Tempe, AZ in December.
"The holidays are a time of celebration and the Kottonmouth Kings are trying to help give something back to the communities that have supported us. We're encouraging fans to bring non-perishable foods items to these shows that can be donated to the local food bank in each city," commented Brad X. "Our holiday 'Jingle Bowls' shows have always featured special guests and giveaways for our fans, so look for Santa to bring a fat sack of goodies for everyone, so we can all celebrate the holidays KMK style."
The Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring in support of their new album “Long Live The Kings”, which debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES Dec 09 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims Dec 11 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge Dec 16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
New York, NY - Discovering new talent is one of the things that makes working in entertainment so rewarding and sometimes, if all of the stars are aligned, it falls right into your lap. This is (sort of) how I came to represent my newest client, Anthem and the AMG team; a random phone call from someone I'd never met, who had heard about my work from someone else. I thank them both, and the stars, as it will truly be my pleasure to bring Anthem's talent to the attention of the media and the music buying public and watch this project grow from a front-row seat.
Welcome to Manhattan.
Beyond the clichés "city that never sleeps" and "capital of the world," Manhattan is home to the savvy and self-made. Anthem is no exception. Sharp and sophisticated, the 25-year old emcee is a product of the aggressive and fast pace culture that helped define him. Anthem traded in a career on Wall Street for one on the mic, and is now Amoeba Music Group’s marquee artist. His music represents an eclectic range of influence, with a 90’s brand of lyricism at its core. On his debut, "Manhattan Music, Vol 1," Anthem showcases charisma, wit and charm while sharing a relatable narrative of pursuing his dreams. Given the lyrical skill, clever wordplay and range of flows he displays, it's easy to see that Anthem is one to watch in '11.
Anthem found his "come up" through hard work and perseverance. Growing up, he never knew his father, but was raised by a strong single mother who taught him that nothing in life is handed to you. Ant took this "go-hard" principle and applied it to everything in his life, which translated into academic achievement. Despite the financial hardships they faced, he earned his way into Duke University, which opened up his world. It was also at Duke where he transitioned from poetry and spoken word to rhyming, finding his passion for emceeing. After graduating, Anthem put his mic dreams on hold and accepted an offer to work as a trader at a Wall Street firm. Although it was primarily a way to help his family, it also served to bring him to Manhattan, and ultimately one step closer to his dreams.
Anthem owes much of his growth to Manhattan; both personally and as an emcee. Navigating through the cutthroat environment on Wall Street, he acquired the instincts and edge to define his own future and developed the relationship that proved critical to his transition to hip-hop. His one-time Wall Street mentor and now collaborator, DG, was the first person to recognize Ant's full potential - agreeing to back him - with the agreement that they would apply the same relentless quest for excellence to music that they did to finance. Trading by day and rapping by night, the two built out their independent label, AMG. As a young and talented duo, their narrative epitomizes both the American dream and black entrepreneurship.
Anthem has spent the past two years honing his craft; performing, songwriting, and building an online presence. During this time, Anthem has amassed a strong catalogue of original music and AMG is now set to present his debut, "Manhattan Music, Vol 1" hosted by DJ Whoo Kid.
Below is Anthem's first offering, "Looking Down", from his Whoo Kid-hosted mixtape debut, "Manhattan Music, Vol 1". The lyrics say it all. Stand by for release date info and more music.