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11/29/09

http://www.myspace.com/ceobeauoce


Just followed up on these guys, dont know what type of following they have but the seems to be in the right places.
 About @CEOBEAUOCE CEO/SUPA PRODUCER BEAU BIO If You Need A Beat, Then You Need To Call BEAU! Outta Control: “A means of unremarkable forces combined to overtake a unit or area of space.”With influences such a “Shawty Redd”, “Drumma Boy”, and Zaytoven, there’s no wonder where Beau gets his since of pride and ambition from. Beau defines what motivation, dedication and confidence will get you. A producer, businessman, CEO, and hustler at his own right, Beau operates the most successful independent entertainment label in Atlanta today. So what drives Beau, what can inspire a young man to want to succeed and start up a whole movement? His friends and his family do… Beau doesn’t need the spotlight on his chest to know that he is a star. Beau is humble and a man whom obtains a list of goals that would simply break the average human being. But Beau doesn’t believe in failure it’s simply not in his vocabulary. He believes that the best is yet to come with a team like Outta Control Entertainment and a phenomenal artist such as Country Boi Shawty the sky is the limit for this young hit maker. “If you need a beat then you need to call Beau” this statement could be heard in your area real soon, with Beau’s movement in progression and motivation in tact it could be sooner than you think… CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS @ WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/COUNTRYBOIOCE GOTCHO A$$ TV-HOW TO ADDRESS YOUR HOMEBOYS His a little Bio for them.:

11/18/09

Music: Too Expensive to Be Free, Too Free to Be Expensive



MySpace, rumored to be on the verge of purchasing the free music streaming site imeem, is struggling to keep up with its own payments to music copyright holders, according to a top News Corp executive — a problem that has plagued every other licensed free music service.
The digital music doubters could be right with the contention that advertising revenue can’t cover the costs of licensing music. Meanwhile, illegitimate free music sources continue to proliferate, rendering paid music subscriptions irrelevant for most music fans.
Advertising was supposed to be music’s magic bullet, enabling fans to get the free music they’re going to find anyway while contributing at least something to copyright holder coffers. That dream is fading fast. As legitimate sources for free on-demand music dry up, fans will likely head back to file sharing networks, which is bad news for everyone involved in music — except for, perhaps, hard drive manufacturers.
Evidence and rumors are mounting to support the idea that free music websites are unfeasible.
  • MySpace Music — the on-demand, ad-supported music service not to be confused with the band pages on the site — is losing money and could soon add subscription option. News Corp Digital head Jon Milleranswered his own questions on the topic last week at a conference in Monaco. “Do I think the freemium model works, consistent with earlier discussions? Yes I do. Has that been figured out? No, it hasn’t, but it’s certainly something to look at,” said Miller. “Is [Myspace Music] profitable? No, it’s not. On an operating basis it’s getting in, but no, because of the payments due to the music companies.”
  • Ad-supported music service imeem, which has been the subject of considerable speculation related to its running out of money over the past year, is reportedly in late-stage discussions to be acquired by MySpace, which has its own problems, as mentioned above. Like MySpace, imeem’s biggest challenge has been covering payments to labels.
  • MOG, which planned to launch a free, ad-supported on-demand streaming service, decided that was impossible and went with a $5/month subscription instead.
  • Spotify pushed back its U.S. launch to early next year, with CEO Daniel Ek admitting that when the service launches in the states, it might not be the same as it was in Europe where music fans enjoy a free, ad-supported version of the software or a 10-euro-per-month subscription option that removes the ads. A bundled version of the service that comes with your smartphone or ISP is an increasingly likely option.
  • Google added play buttons to its music search results that allow anyone to listen to a song once for free through Lala or MySpace’s iLike service, after which they have to pay for it. If Google can’t figure out a way to support something with ads, it arguably cannot be done.
  • YouTube remains the only licensed, free, on-demand music service that promises to break even, mostly because the visual nature of the services makes users more likely to encounter advertisements on the site. When the labels launch their Vevo YouTube spin-off, they hope to generate even more money from ads than YouTube does.

The upshot of the labels’ licensing demands: Music will continue its transformation into something that accompanies a visual element.

11/15/09

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11/12/09

I was just about ask why all these Louisanna rappers getting locked up!



Then I hear Gucci just got him another year for parole violation. Things were looking good For Radric, with all the Platinum artist remixes he been on in the last month, 50, the Game, Usher. Then This, guess when he stop popping pills he should have vowed to respected that probation as well.


Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced to a year in prison today (November 12) for violating the terms of his probation.
The rapper will begin serving his sentence immediately and could be released in as little as six months, according to MTV.com.
The news comes as Gucci Mane was promoting his album, ironically titled The State Vs. Radrick Davis, on December 8.
The album features a Gucci along side a number of high profile artists, including Lil Wayne, Cam’ron, Soulja Boy, OJ Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka, Bun B., E-40, Trina, Nicki Minaj, Keyshia Cole, Plies, Rick Ross and numerous others.




Gucci Mane: The Road To The State Vs Radric Davis: The Tell All Interview w Miss Info [Episode 1]




Link: Big Boi and Gucci Mane, Shine Blockas

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After listening to Gucci Mane wasted! I did not know Pliers was on the song


Hip Hop icon, and creator of the term “thug life,” Tupac Shakur, once confessed that although occasionally sprinkling his rhymes with mentions of felonious activities, he never actually had a record until he made a record.

So too appears to be the case with the arguable Tupac of 2007/2008, Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic Records recording artist, and promoter of his own criminal exploits, Plies. HipHopDX has obtained documentation from the state of Florida that lists the “definition of real” rapper’s first real run-in with the law to have not taken place until two years ago, on April 12, 2006, when Plies - real name Algernod Lanier Washington, born May 22, 1976 - would have been on the eve of his 30th birthday and just beginning his ascension to his current status of gold-certified rap star.

The email printout of the documentation, which appears at the end of this report, was obtained from the Florida Department Of Law Enforcement (FDLE) by paying the $24 fee and searching here [https://www2.fdle.state.fl.us/cchinet/] in the FDLE’s criminal history database for Algernod Washington.

The FDLE’s criminal record for Plies shows that the self-described “goon affiliated, ex drug dealer” who’s “resume solid, street cred bigger” has been arrested just twice within his home state of Florida during his adult life, with both arrests taking place two years ago.

The 32-year-old was arrested for the first time at the age of 29 on April 12, 2006 for the misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.

The latter of his two adult arrests came during a well-publicized shooting at a Gainesville, Florida nightclub after a Plies performance on July 2, 2006. According to reports, members of the rapper’s entourage, including his older brother, Ronell “Big Gates” Lavatte, pulled out guns and fired in the club after Plies, who’s performance was running long, became angry when his microphone was cut off so that Lil Boosie could begin to perform.

Plies’ career guide/older brother, and another man, Troy Denard Carnegie, were both charged with attempted murder, each accused of firing at least three rounds in the club that night. According to reports, Big Gates has only one more year to serve on his sentence for his involvement in the shooting, but a Ronell Lavatte cannot be located in the Florida Department Of Corrections offender search here [http://www.dc.state.fl.us/InmateInfo/InmateInfoMenu.asp] to verify that claim. However, a search for Mr. Carnegie here [Inmate Population Information Detail revealed that he is scheduled to be released from custody on June 20, 2010.

Unlike his brother and Mr. Carnegie, Plies was charged with just a misdemeanor count for possession of a concealed weapon after police found loaded firearms in the vehicle he and his entourage were riding in. He posted a $50,000 bond shortly thereafter and was released. Plies served no known jail time after later pleading no contest to the charge.

He has however subsequently been sued by five Gainesville residents who claim they were the victims of the shooting at the concert and are seeking $10 million in damages [click to read]. Plies’ attorney has publicly stated in response to the lawsuit that if they’re suing the rapper, they’re “suing the wrong person.”

HipHopDX’s search of the FDLE’s database for Plies’ entire criminal history was pursued after learning that records existed in another criminal database available to the public, that of Lee County, Florida, home to Plies’ native Fort Myers, Florida, which showed that the rapper had been cited for a handful of traffic offenses but never had any criminal charges brought against him.

This record was obtained by searching here [http://www.leeclerk.org/Crim_defendant_Name_sel.asp], with results showing that Plies run-ins with the Fort Myers Police Department during his adult life appear to have been limited to five traffic stops (two in 1997, one in 1999, and two in 2002) and citations for unknowingly not having his driver’s license on him, having too dark of tint on his car windows, and playing his car stereo too loud.

These traffic offenses are not included in the FDLE’s report on all of Plies’ criminal history within the state of Florida because according to the FDLE website no results are returned for “a misdemeanor other than those required to be submitted to FDLE under Florida Statutes.”

DX also searched the public criminal records databases for Hillsborough County here [http://www.hillsclerk.com/publicweb/Search...t_Records.aspx] (which houses Plies’ current known residence in Tampa, Florida), and Miami-Dade County here [http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/cjis/search4.asp] (which is home to his record label, Slip-N-Slide Records) prior to confirming all of Plies’ criminal activities within the state of Florida via the FDLE’s report. Both countywide searches yielded no records of criminal activity for an Algernod Washington. The Hillsborough County search revealed only a handful of civil filings against Plies, including for unpaid rent.

It should be noted however that none of these county databases nor the FDLE’s report includes any juvenile criminal record that might have existed for Plies prior to his 18th birthday in 1994, or any federal criminal charges that might have been levied against the rapper in the 14 years since.

And, as is commonly understood, the absence of an arrest record is never absolute proof of the complete absence of one’s criminal activity.

However, it’s been documented in previous articles on the “realest” street scribe in Hip Hop today that Plies’ time was mostly consumed in the mid-to-late ‘90’s attending college at either Miami University in Oxford, Ohio – where he reportedly played on the football team – or the University of South Florida in Tampa, or both schools (there are conflicting reports regarding his collegiate career, and DX was unable to substantiate any as of press time).

And while crime has clearly hovered around the rapper’s day-to-day life in recent years, impacting him indirectly via the aforementioned incarceration of his older brother and the recent arrest of his manager [click to read], first person accounts of criminal activities on Plies’ part are conspicuously scarce in his raw rhymes. Instead, sympathetic laments on the cruelties experienced by family members and friends at the hands of an oftentimes merciless justice system, and not his own personal experiences, can be found in most of his material.

But there are the occasional past tense references to what appear to be claims of his own criminal activity. One glaring example can be found during his lament on the suffering his alleged criminal activities caused his mother on “Runnin My Momma Crazy,” in which he recollects: “Remember the nights, me sittin' up in a cold cell/I'm wakin' ya up out'cha sleep, it's me callin' you from jail.” While passionate, his verse’s claim that he was ever in a “cold cell” now appears to be untruthful, as according to the FDLE’s report Plies was never in jail for any period of time prior to 2006.

In addition to fallacious statements in song, Plies has also produced a contemptuous image for himself on the screen, including his portrayal as a high rollin’ drug dealer in the video clip for “Worth Goin Fed Fo” [click to watch ].

Recent “outings” of fellow Floridian, and Slip-N-Slide labelmate, Rick Ross [click to read], as well as “Hypnotized” collaborator Akon [click to read ] have shone a new light on the exaggerated, and in some instances completely fabricated, biographies crafted by too many of today’s Hip Hop artists.

These personal “stories” highlight phantom criminal backgrounds in an attempt to boost so-called “street cred” with fans who often are not living such lives and are therefore attracted to these tall tales of Tony Montana-esque (or in Plies’ case, O-Dog-style) criminal prowess and/or success. These fake personas proving to be alarmingly irresponsible when absorbed by the equally impressionable, but oftentimes far more impoverished, segment of the Hip Hop audience who believe with a dangerous literalism that they too can lead lives of crime ala fictional movie criminals or equally fictional rap criminals and yet in still eventually become an unimprisoned Hip Hop celebrity.

And while fabricated bios are nothing new to Hip Hop, even claiming the careers of some artists (see Vanilla Ice), unlike most emcees of yesteryear like the aforementioned Tupac, who balanced his occasionally outlandish claims of dope dealing and gang banging with cautionary tales of the pitfalls involved in a life of crime (see “Shorty Wanna Be A Thug,” “Young Niggaz,” etc), Plies seems more oblivious to maintaining any artistic responsibility, instead recklessly crafting a seemingly strategic image and seeking to capitalize on fraudulent claims of criminal activity all the while declaring to be Hip Hop’s undiluted truth teller, personifying all that is “real.”

It’s now abundantly apparent that Plies has forsaken being fully forthright with his fans, failing to make the crucial distinction that those around him, and not he, are the real victims of our nation’s often flawed justice system, and that he is merely observing and reporting their experiences within a life of crime and not his own.

Representatives for Plies could not be reached for comment on this report as of press time.

FDLE record for Plies is below (each charge and date of the two offenses have been highlighted)

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From: internetcriminalresults@fdle.state.fl.us <internetcriminalresults@fdle.state.fl.us>
Date: Jul 25, 2008 1:39 PM
Subject: FDLE Criminal History Search Results
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Criminal History


--FLORIDA CCH RESPONSE--
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WASHINGTON, ALGERNOD FL-06531501 07/25/2008
SEX RACE BIRTH DATE HEIGHT WEIGHT EYES HAIR BIRTH PLACE SKIN DOC NO.
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WASHINGTON, ALGERNOD LANIER

ARREST- 1 04/12/2006 OBTS NO.-5801089558
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ARREST- 2 07/02/2006 OBTS NO.-0102078353
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COUNSEL-PRIVATE TRIAL- PLEA-NOLO CONTENDRE
SENT DATE-08/09/2007
FINE- COURT COST- $176
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THIS RECORD CONTAINS FLORIDA INFORMATION ONLY. WHEN EXPLANATION OF A CHARGE
OR DISPOSITION IS NEEDED, COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE AGENCY THAT CONTRIBU-
TED THE RECORD INFORMATION. IF YOU DID NOT SUBMIT FINGERPRINTS, THIS RECORD IS
PROVIDED AS A RESULT OF A NAME INQUIRY ONLY. POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION CAN ONLY
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CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ENTITIES (UPON A SHOWING OF BUSINESS
NECESSITY AS DEFINED BY THE LAW). FDLE WILL, HOWEVER,
RELEASE THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
EXAMPLE: XXX XX 1234.
THIS CONTAINS FLORIDA RECORD ONLY.
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11/9/09

H.ope O.ver O.bvious D.estruction....




Here another artist for you to check out repping the A
BIO
FIRST OFF THIS IS STRICTLY MUSIC; I AM A HAPPILY MARRIED MAN WITH KIDS SO CHICKS IF YOU WANNA BE ADDED YOU BETTA LIKE MY FLOW. FAMILY IS 1, HUSTLE IS A CLOSE SECOND!!! Now, Hood Holladay was born on the Westside of Chicago, found his roots in southwest ATL, this mix of his midwest and southern breeding beholds his different twist in style on the Game. During his youth he had various run-ins with the law but a move to Atlanta hoped to change his ways. He soon found him self right back in the court rooms waiting on a judge to decide his fate. He did a brief bid in prison. Needless to say he learned from this experience greatly. Thereafter he began to follow his childhood gift of poetry. He would perform at poetry slams and his gift did shine brightly as he did win a few of them. Soon after he found himself disappointed at the state of HipHop so he decided that he had to let his voice be heard. His art is all Hood! He gives you his life experiences as well as those of who were close to him; he gives you the thoughts of a Hustler from the heart of a Soldier. Hood Holladay claimed the name because he bears to you the gifts from the Hood. Real Hustlers make Hood Holladays!! My mind is my hustle and my hustle is my flow 

11/7/09

Jamie Foxx Ft. Gucci Mane – Speak French


I lost the link that was given to me but i found it for you Jamie Fox featuring Gucci Mane, Speak French.

Link:  http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/2009/11/topic/topic/music/jamie-foxx-ft-gucci-mane-speak-french/


I think this going to be featured on Jamie Fox up coming CD. Enjoy.






11/6/09

Sean Paul takes the Soul Train Award for Reggae




Sean Paul took home the award for Best Reggae Artist at the Soul Train Music Awards, held on Tuesday night in Atlanta.


The Best Reggae Artist catagory was a first this year for the award show. Nominees for the 2009 Soul Train Best Reggae Artist Award included Mavado, Serani, Tarrus Riley, and Ziggy Marley.


Yardflex would like to join in with those congratulating Sean Paul
Posted by YardFlex

Man have it really been a week!

I will start and end it like this then!

DJ Holiday & Yung LA - I Think I Can Sang



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