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In The Beginning — There was Conscious Rap

In Breaking News, EOTM News, EOTM Radio, Hip Hop Artists on February 24, 2011 at 2:43 am

Science Sounds

Los Angeles Based Artist Science Sounds Steps Out In Support of Conscious Rap

Los Angeles, CA — February 23, 2011-

In this era of commercial, hyper sexed, over simplified media that has engulfed the art of hip hop and music as a whole, it’s easy to forget the roots of the genre, a branch that grew from the tree of politically laden spoken word.

Conscious Rap Artist Science Sounds has steadily crafted masterpieces lamenting the contrasts between the ghetto reality and the American dream.

His revolutionary trailblazing has not been overlooked and has helped him stake his claim in bringing conscious rap to the forefront — again.

Conscious rappers like Nas, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Science Sounds and other similar artists are struggling to create relatable content. While the real problem lies in the fact that the inundation of music with industry-machinated visions of materialism and redundancy has created a “dumbed down” snapshot of our world.

But things are a changing —

The great artists that choose to rap “conscious” are of an intellectual class that far surpasses their counterparts.

Science Sounds has positioned himself as the new breed of conscious hip hop artists.

Check out the new release of his debut single, “Here I am” featuring Father MC and be on the lookout for leaks, videos and stay connected for all upcoming projects.

Science Sounds is an artist currently signed with Johnnie Roscoe Records/Famous Records. For all bookings and media inquiry, contact Carla Barnes at 213-290-3573 or email pr@eotmradio.com. Follow @ScienceSoundz on Twitter.

HERE I AM

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Music’s Biggest Night: The Grammy’s – Why Watch — You ask?

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, EOTM News, EOTM Radio, Hip Hop Artists on February 13, 2011 at 8:13 am

EOTM will be live blogging the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13. Check in to GRAMMY.com at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET sharp for a running commentary on all the color and excitement from Music’s Biggest Night. Of course, we invite you to follow along and comment on your favorite performers and GRAMMY moments. In the meantime, be sure to watch the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Ceremony, announcing winners in approximately 100 categories, on GRAMMY Live beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. PT.

So why watch?

There are several reasons, and they probably have much to do with why viewership of last year’s show was its highest in six years.

•Something could happen. During the last telecast, it was Taylor Swift’s duet with Stevie Nicks, which gave 26 million people a glaring earful of what Swift sounds like without Autotune.

•It’s a rare opportunity to engage in an “event,” something that a large — maybe not enormous — audience will watch live, all at the same time. We live in a time where little is done momentously or in vast unison. People DVR their TV shows and watch them on their own schedules; gone are the days when 126 million people would sit down and watch the farewell episode of “M*A*S*H,” as they did in February 1983, and then talk about it all the next day.

Recorded music is released in stages; gone are the “release days,” when fans would pour into record stores and help N’ Sync sell 2.5 million copies of “No Strings Attached” in one week, as they did in March 2000.

We are now a culture niched and Balkanized. The mainstream has been piece-mealed and scattered among the so-many networks and messengers and producers of music and art. By today’s standard, an audience of 26 million is large.

•With social media at our disposal, we can watch and comment on real time, all at once. Last year, Twitter and Facebook were ablaze with Grammy updates, tweets and dialogues, thanks to a lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t have watched but who like to engage in the bloodsport of ridiculing celebrities.

Swift was absolutely pilloried on the social networks after her singing debacle. Likewise, Christina Aguilera was savaged for her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, the last annual big-event standing.

•The better side of the Grammys: Sometimes the performers live up to their reputations. Real singers like Maxwell or real musicians like Jeff Beck were widely lauded for their performances on last year’s show. And during her duet with Elton John, Lady Gaga revealed that behind the garish costumes/wardrobe and within her polythene dance-pop tunes, there resides a trained singer and musician. And the woefully underappreciated Leon Russell got some air time during his performance with the Zac Brown Band.

Another Grammy bonus: These performances typically stimulate album sales, which is good for everybody.

Nominated for Album of the Year

The Grammys have been famous for choreographing controversies, such as Eminem’s duet with Elton John at the 2001 awards show. Gay-rights activists picketed the venue and protested Eminem’s lyrics for being hateful and homophobic.

Nothing like that has been scheduled for tonight’s show, but the academy has conspicuously set itself up for a curious moment. Cee Lo Green is a nominee in two of the big three categories: song of the year (for songwriting) and record of the year (song production) for his hit “(expletive) You.” Green is scheduled to perform during the show. It seems safe to assume he will either alter the song — to “Forget You,” as Gwyneth Paltrow did on “Glee” — or be censored. The more interesting scenarios: who will read the nominations and what happens if he wins.

It may not be a sole, good reason to sit through 3.5 hours of awards, music and schmooze, but if you care about music and its place in our pop culture, you should have an interest in checking out the well-fed and well–funded side of the business — the “know your enemy” theory. An unscheduled Cee Lo f-bomb might just be nothing more than a crass bonus.

For more info on nominees visit http://www.grammy.com/nominees

EOTM Interview/The New Voice of Conscious Rap/Science Sounds

In Celebrity News, Conscious Hip Hop, EOTM Radio, Hip Hop Artists on February 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

“It’s time to take Conscious Rap out of the box….it’s our time to shine”

Science Sounds

 

EOTM PR is proud to welcome conscious rapper “SCIENCE SOUNDS” to the firm. Science is currently signed with Johnnie Roscoe/Famous Records Corp.

Rapper/Songwriter, Science Sounds is definitely no stranger to the recording industry. As a matter of fact, his first foray into the business came courtesy of, arguably, one of the hottest emcees in the game, “Father MC.”

Science Sounds immaculate grind and true passion for his craft is evident in his music and notably singers/producers have gravitated towards him for his writing skills. Transforming himself from a behind the scenes rap presence into a hip hop superstar. Science Sounds has positioned himself as the new breed of conscious hip hop artists.

From performing with some of the most popular emcees in the game, writing some of the most exciting street commercial music of his career and keeping his music firmly on the block, Science is focused and hungrier than ever.  He has also transformed himself into a savvy entrepreneur, businessman and youth community activist. Creating a comic book that is written by him and art work produced by Johnnie Roscoe Comic art division. In seeking to further educate youth, Science and his label just recently launched the “Sounds of Science” School Tour, dedicated to empowering youth on the fundamentals of what Science means to the world through fun creative musical presentations. Science Sounds has dedicated himself to educating youth about the importance of science and advocates in the hopes of keeping science in schools.

Science Sound focuses on creating awareness and imparting knowledge...

With the new media revolution in full force and the backing of a great team, Science Sounds is now poised to deliver his music and message to both the long time fans as well as the first time listeners. Be on the lookout for leaks and videos from these upcoming projects.

You can check out Science Sounds for the 1st time on EOTM Radio – Sunday, February 20th at 8pm PT as he makes a guest appearance on the #1 Conscious Hip Hop Show on the net.

EOTM Radio’s conscious hip hop shows help to expound on the conscious realm within the music versus the anger and aggression. Bringing a message of hope, peace and harmony to the masses through these shows.

EOTM is dedicated to bringing to light the presence of positive, constructive and conscious ideals and messages within the world of Rap and Hip Hop. Helping to raise public awareness and spread knowledge and a new vision for the hip hop community, Science Sounds music help us do just that.

Tyler Perry Dominates NAACP Image Awards Nominations

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, EOTM News, EOTM Radio, Hip Hop Artists on January 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

By: Carla B.

 

EOTM Media was live for the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards nominee announcement via a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California on January 12, 2011.

 

Tyler Perry dominated the categories in both the film and television as expected.

Tyler Perry Dominates Image Award Nominations

Perry earned 19 nominations on Wednesday, including best director for “For Colored Girls” and best screenplay for “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” The films will compete for the best movie honors alongside “Just Wright,” The Book of Eli” and “The Kids Are All Right”. Perry’s TBS series, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, was nominated for best comedy series.

Janet Jackson (“Why Did I Get Married Too”) is up for best actress with Halle Berry (“Frankie and Alice”), Kerry Washington (“Night Catches Us”), Queen Latifah (“Just Wright”) and Zoe Saldana (“The Losers”), while her co-star Jill Scottwill compete in the best supporting actress category with “For Colored Girls” actresses Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad and Whoopi Goldberg.

Tyler Perry

 

 

 

 

 

The live celebrity talent came out in support of the NAACP Annual event despite an early morning press conference that brought out local media in groves.  Actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, Actor/Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Singer/Songwriter Smokey Robinson, Actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett joined NAACP Image Awards chairman Clayola Brown and 42nd NAACP Image Awards Executive Producer Vic Bulluck to announce the categories and nominees as well as sharing with the listening audience a impromptu history lesson on the organization that was started over 100 years ago.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the field of television, music, literature and film. The awards also honor individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavors. ABC and NBC lead the nominees in the TV categories, each having 18 nominations, followed by CBS and Lifetime Movie Network both with 10 nominations. Columbia Records lead the recording categories with seven nominations, closely followed by J records and Island Def Jam Music Group with six and Epic Records with 5 nominations. Lionsgate/34th Street Films lead with seven nominations, while Fox Searchlight followed with six  and Magnolia Pictures with five in the motion picture category.

The nominees for “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” are David Mann for Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Dule Hill for Psych, La Van Davis for Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Phil Morris for Love that Girl and Terry Crews from Are We There Yet.

The nominees for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” are Cassi Davis for Tyler Perry House of Payne, Essence Atkins for Are We There Yet, Salli Richardson for Eureka, Tatyana Ali for Love That Girl and Vanessa Williams for Desperate Housewives.

The nominees for “Actor in a Drama Series” are Anthony Anderson for Law and Order, Blair Underwood for the Event, Hill Harper for CSI:NY, Laurence Fishburne for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and LL Cool J for NCIS: Los Angeles.

The nominees for “Actress in a Drama Series” are Chandra Wilson for Grey’s Anatomy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Undercovers, Jada Pinkett Smith for Hawthorne, Regina King for Southland and Wendy Davis for Army Wives.

The nominees for “Outstanding Reality Series” are American Idol, America’s Next Top Model, Dancing With the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Sundays Best.

The nominees for “Outstanding Children’s Program” are Brave New Voices 2010, Dora The Explorer, The Backyardigans, True Jackson, VP and Wizards of Waverly Place.

The nominees for “Outstanding New Artist” are B.O.B, Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and Willow.

The nominees for “Outstanding Male Artist” are  Cee Lo, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ne-Yo and Usher.

The nominees for “Outstanding Female Artist” are Chrisette Michele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and Sade.

All other nominees can be found on the NAACP Image Awards Website.

 

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Image Awards honor diversity in the arts and will be presented March 4.

 

 

 

 

Nominees Announced for the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards

In Actors, Breaking News, Celebrity News, Clients and Events, Creative Marketing, EOTM News, EOTM Radio, Hip Hop Artists, Publicity on January 12, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Sanaa Lathan and Smokey Robinson help to announce NAACP Image Award Nominations

By Carla Barnes

The Awards Special Airs Friday, March 4, 2011 on FOX

EOTM Media was live for the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards nominee announcement via a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.

Carla B and Teangelo from EOTM Media and Actress Sanaa Lathan

The live celebrity talent came out in support of the NAACP Annual event despite an early morning press conference that brought out local media in groves.  Actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, Actor/Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Singer/Songwriter Smokey Robinson, Actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett joined NAACP Image Awards chairman Clayola Brown and 42nd NAACP Image Awards Executive Producer Vic Bulluck to announce the categories and nominees as well as sharing with the listening audience a impromptu history lesson on the organization that was started over 100 years ago.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the field of television, music, literature and film. The awards also honor individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavors. ABC and NBC lead the nominees in the TV categories, each having 18 nominations, followed by CBS and Lifetime Movie Network both with 10 nominations. Columbia Records lead the recording categories with seven nominations, closely followed by J records and Island Def Jam Music Group with six and Epic Records with 5 nominations. Lionsgate/34th Street Films lead with seven nominations, while Fox Searchlight followed with six  and Magnolia Pictures with five in the motion picture category.

The nominees for “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” are David Mann for Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Dule Hill for Psych, La Van Davis for Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Phil Morris for Love that Girl and Terry Crews from Are We There Yet.

The nominees for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” are Cassi Davis for Tyler Perry House of Payne, Essence Atkins for Are We There Yet, Salli Richardson for Eureka, Tatyana Ali for Love That Girl and Vanessa Williams for Desperate Housewives.

The nominees for “Actor in a Drama Series” are Anthony Anderson for Law and Order, Blair Underwood for the Event, Hill Harper for CSI:NY, Laurence Fishburne for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and LL Cool J for NCIS: Los Angeles.

The nominees for “Actress in a Drama Series” are Chandra Wilson for Grey’s Anatomy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Undercovers, Jada Pinkett Smith for Hawthorne, Regina King for Southland and Wendy Davis for Army Wives.

The nominees for “Outstanding Reality Series” are American Idol, America’s Next Top Model, Dancing With the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Sundays Best.

The nominees for “Outstanding Children’s Program” are Brave New Voices 2010, Dora The Explorer, The Backyardigans, True Jackson, VP and Wizards of Waverly Place.

The nominees for “Outstanding New Artist” are B.O.B, Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and Willow.

The nominees for “Outstanding Male Artist” are  Cee Lo, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ne-Yo and Usher.

The nominees for “Outstanding Female Artist” are Chrisette Michele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and Sade.

All other nominees can be found on the NAACP Image Awards Website.

50 Cents and Kimberly Elise

Sanaa Lathan, Smokey Robinson and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

Sponsors for the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Include FedEx, UAW/Chrysler, Wells Fargo, Anheuser-Bush and Ford Motor Company.

Omarion Responds to Fake Press Release “I aint Gay or Bisexual, I love Women PERIOD!”

In Actors, Breaking News, Celebrity News, EOTM News, EOTM Radio, Hip Hop Artists, Internet Radio, Real People on January 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm

By: Stacy Briggs

OMarion most definitely taking the good with the bad in stride…”it aint easy being me”, he posted on twitter. The 26-year-old singer/dancer made a special announcement on January 8th to counter and earlier bogus announcement that said he was coming out of the closet.

Several blogs took the bait and published the phony release that claimed he was formally announcing that he is “bisexual” The unedited press release read: “I pride myself in being an honest, God Fearing, respectful man. I have kept my personal life private and wanted to keep it that way. Unfortunately, others are interested in profiting from my anguish; so before they can do that, I will clarify things. I am not at all what certain ex-band members are trying to paint me as, I am however a respectable, mature, proud, bisexual man.”

Blackvoices.com’s Jawn Murray is reporting that the fake press announcement was attributed to Sharron Wright at Sony Music, but points out that Omarion (real name: Omari Ishmael Grandberry) hasn’t been on that label since April of 2008.

Francoise Blachette of The Purple Agency, who currently reps Omarion, promptly responded to BlackVoices’ inquiry:

“The previously released statement regarding Omarion is false and was generated for negative publicity by an unknown person. Omarion will not contribute to anything negative said or done against him. Omarion respects all of his fans, no matter religion, sexuality, or race,” she said in a statement.

Omarion also wanted folks to hear directly from regarding the matter, so he sent out this tweet:

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Check it out ‘I DID NOT RELEASE THAT STATEMENT’,whatever you like is your business but I AINT GAY OR BISEXUAL,I love women PERIOD!!!!!!!
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OMARION

Compare Advertising on your Local Radio Station to Internet Radio Advertising on EOTM

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, Hip Hop Artists, Internet Radio, Internet Radio Advertising, Internships, Marketing, Oscars 2011, Public Relations on December 6, 2010 at 8:29 am
  • First off let’s break down what’s really good audio content.
  1. Good audio content is anything that keeps listeners through the next minute, simply put.

What’s important in your community —

When responding to community needs, the relationship that’s built with a local radio station and it’s audience has always been solid..or at least for the most part. The argument though is that programs airing on local stations have diminished amounts of local content. Few stations, particularly mainstream are responding to community needs.

We Global…so we Local…

What internet radio was founded under —

On the internet side of this fence, there are few online radio stations that can claim to have a “program” of any sense – community or interest-oriented, EOTM is the exception. The lowest common demoninator for online streams is talk radio and music. EOTM Radio’s content is a plethora of talk/music radio shows focusing on a wide variety of cultural views and  an abundance of songs that does not necessarily resemble each other, which creates a more positive listening experience that keeps listeners coming back.

Media consumption has changed to where the 35 and below crowd chooses how it spends time not by program or radio personality, but by CONTENT.

Production quality demands are no longer high. Popularity is measured by the number of persons who have listened to the content, which can be tracked online with reasonable accuracy. When the “content” that interests them is gone, listeners will not stick around to hear the rest of the “program.”

With EOTM Radio we poll internet radio listeners as well as local and national mainstream broadcasts to discover what they would like to hear and discuss which creates somewhat of a bandwagon campaign good enough to capture the word of mouth which required to take it viral.

As I stated at the top of the blog, “good audio content is anything that keeps listenership through the next minute”. Want more of it?

Listen to EOTM RadioInquire about our radio/sponsor opts.

Kanye Blasts Today Show

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, Clients and Events, EOTM News, Hip Hop Artists, Real People on November 15, 2010 at 12:41 am

By:  Tawanda Fredricks

 

Kanye West scrapped a planned concert for America’s ‘Today Show’, after a huge fall out with TV execs over his recent interview on the program.

Kanye was due to perform on the show to promote his new album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, but is now refusing to honor the commitment. The reason? An uncomfortable interview on ‘The Today Show’ earlier in the week left Kanye feeling “alone, used and tortured” after they played a clip his VMA outburst with Taylor Swift. Too funny!

Kanye took to his Twitter account to express his anger.

He tweeted, “I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons… I blatantly said I’m not performing on a Tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance.

“Do you guys see what I’m saying now? This is just a small slice of the day-to-day bulls**t that goes on that helps to precipitate the idea that (I’m) such an a**hole. Cause when I don’t perform ‘Oh now I’m the one that’s crazy or a jerk.’ ”

Earlier in the week Kanye had complained about the Today show interview through his Twitter.

He tweeted, “Let me tell you how they did me at the Today show… While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the MTV (clip) under me with audio!… I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show… and that’s a very nice way for me to put it! He tried to force my answers. It was very brutal and I came there with only positive intent. I feel very alone, very used, very tortured, very forced, very misunderstood, very hollow, very very misused.”

Stay connected to EOTM’s blog for more Kanye West updates!   

“It’s All A F*cking Set Up!"

Naked Pics of Kanye West – MUST BE 18 to ENTER

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, Hip Hop Artists on October 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm

By Stacy Briggs:

 

Kanye West is found in a precarious position. (no pun intended) According to media takeout a undisclosed female has been shopping these photos around.

XXXXXXXXXXXX — MUST BE 18 TO ENTER — XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NUDE PHOTOS OF KANYE WEST — XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 

Stripping Down?

Okay Here Goes………….. XXX!!!

 

 

No Drug Charges for T.I…but still bye bye Birdie!

In Clients and Events, EOTM News, Hip Hop Artists on October 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm

By: EOTM Staff

T.I. will not be prosecuted for the felony drug charges steaming from his arrest in September, according to reports. Prosecutors say the amount of drugs weren’t significant enough to press charges. However he will still be heading to the slammer.

T.I. headed to the slammer again

Law enforcement discovered four ecstasy pills on the ATL rapper when he was pulled over on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

After serving a 10 month prison sentence for federal weapons charges, a Georgia judge sentenced T.I to another 11 months in prison for breaking his federal parole with this latest arrest.

According to the conditions of his parole T.I was to take at least three drug tests after his release and to actively participate in a drug and alcohol treatment program.

The day after the arrest, T.I. was ordered to take a drug test, in which he tested positive for marijuana and codeine, the key ingredient in lean.

The arrest and the positive drug tests were violations of T.I.’s parole from his previous arrest on gun charges, for which he spent 10 months behind bars.

T.I. begged the judge to have mercy, pleading that he has a drug problem and needs help, and saying that he “screwed up.”

The sentence comes only two days after T.I. talked a man down from jumping off a 22-story building.

Apparently in California, if you’re a white actress or hotel heiress/porn-star who has nothing to offer you get off easier than a black rapper who saves lives.