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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

*Industry Event Alert* Iron Fist Records & Nerve DJs Mixer (Detroit, MI)

Iron Fist records & Nerve djs presents The Spring Industry Mixer. April 11th in Detroit Mi. " A dedication to Big Proof" at St Andrews Hall.

Red Gorrilla The Mixtape (Va, Mississippi, Ga, and more)

This is RED GORRILLA!! Various artist from different parts of the country, together to form one accord. Raw lyricist from VA, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI and MARYLAND. Hip Hop at it's finest!

XXL Freshman Class of 2012 Revealed

I have been featuring 5 of these top notch newbees to enter the BIG LEAGUES. NOT BAD HUH?



*Dope Video* - Nue Breed - Break Me Down (Official Video)

Smooth video, nice vibe and GREAT Song! Check this out! S/O Wayne for sending this over!

*HOT COLLAB* T Eazy ft Swoe and Dro Man "3 Days 3 Shows" (Indianapolis, IN)

THC Musik and Swoe - This joint is FIRE. I wish these guys stayed in this era, because the music they make together is INCREDIBLE. The "Big 3"

Follow em on twitter: @t_eazyimmago @swoeicecold @dromanmusic

Friday, February 24, 2012

*HOT SH*T* Boona`BadAzz "Hot Doggin" (Indianapolis, IN)

I love this mf! Defintion: Hot Doggin' - Acting a DAMN FOOL and doing sh*t that will probably get you locked up! Check this out though, this youngin' got a HIT on his hands.

ON XXL: Jaecyn Bayne ft. Fred The Godson & Bronze Nazareth “Crack Music” (Indianapolis, IN)

My top 5 Indiana artists to watch DOING ME PROUD! I LOVE IT!!

Jaecyn Bayne will release his debut, Audio Therapy, on April 24, and here’s a new song “Crack Music,” featuring Fred The Godson and Bronze Nazareth.

WTH: Allen Iverson To Play Indoor Soccer

Damn, I CAN'T imagine blowing 200 MILLION DOLLARS!!

My how the mighty have fallen. Allen Iverson still remains my favorite NBA player, but he's got a hefty jewelry bill to pay and how do you think he's going to pay it? That's right playing SOCCER! An indoor soccer league called The Lancers have offered Allen $20,000 per game, with a bonus of $5,000 per goal scored, win bonuses and merchandise bonuses to play for their team for the remainder of the season. Lucky (or maybe unlucky) for A.I. there are only 2 games left in the season.

"With his athleticism and competitive hunger, I think he can be a great fit with our team and fans as we make an important playoff push, while also driving interest to an exciting, growing sport," says Lancers vice president Rich Randall.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


1 of Naptown's finest comes out with his new visual! Check out his website for more music and information!

*NEW MIXTAPE* DRO MAN & KAZ LIL DADDY #Twitter After Dark (Indianapolis, IN)

The best thing since R. Kelly and Jay-Z "Best of Both Worlds" Nuff said. This duo makes CRAZY music together. This 1 will have you wanting to set up the candles and get cha boo thang together! lol Check it out.

Follow them on twitter: @Dromanmusic @Kazlildaddy

Friday, February 17, 2012

Starlito (Feat. Young Dolph) - Gone (Nashville/Memphis, TN)

Don Trip makes a HILARIOUS appearance at the end! lol I see Tennessee going HARD!

*OH SH*T* - Harvard scientists unleash the robot bees

Something creeps me out about this.........

Are the days of the killer robot insects upon us? Well, hopefully not yet -- but we might be a step closer, thanks to the work of a team of scientists at the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory and their "monolithic bee." Hexagonal metal disks a bit smaller than a quarter house the "bees," which pop up and out of the sheet, more or less like a pop-up book, complete with actual wings. (The researchers report being inspired by origami folding techniques.) Meant to fly as part of a larger swarm, each bee body could potentially be outfitted with "chips all over that. I can build in sensors and control actuators," Professor Robert Wood told The Daily Mail. Presumably he meant to add "for the good of all mankind" rather than "sort of like in every movie you've ever seen about technology that eventually destroys mankind."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

*NEW MIXTAPE* - CertiFLYYed - Certiflyyed Business [Official Mixtape] (Ft Wayne, IN)

I got sent this mixtape from KP of Certiflyyed, as you know I had them on my top 5 in Indiana to watch and they are not disappointing! This mixtape has 14,000 views ALREADY!

Follow him twitter: @KaeProdigy


We live in a day and age where releasing your own record is currently both more difficult and much easier at the same time. With the decline of major record labels as well as the rapidly changing music business as we (used to) know it, artists no longer have access to major backing and support. CD and record stores have all but disappeared. And purchasing local music is pretty much a thing of the past.

But this can change. Because of the Internet, social media, and the rapidly dropping cost of recording equipment, we artists have the ability to do a lot for ourselves. At no time in history has this been truer than right now.

In these times, a high quality Grammy worthy CD can be recorded in your bedroom. I know, because I did exactly that. My “Yin Yang” double CD was recorded mostly in a spare bedroom long before I had a “real” studio.. “Yin Yang” was also nominated for a Grammy. Think about that, a Grammy nominated double CD recorded in a bedroom. (And, it’s only getting easier)

I’ve had better and worse experiences with record labels. I’ve been on three different labels as a solo artist and even more as a member of a band. Although I’ve had different experiences with each label, I’m pretty much disillusioned with all of them. My conclusion? In general, record labels do more to support themselves than they do to support artists. I would love to be wrong about that statement.

When a CD sells for ten dollars or more, I used to think that most of the income from those sales went to the artists. In case you didn’t know, it doesn’t - but shouldn’t it? Shouldn’t an artist receive, at least, most of the income from the sales of the product he/she created? That makes sense to me. On most labels, an artist is lucky to receive more than one dollar from a fifteen-dollar record sale. That is ridiculous!

To rectify the issues I see happening around the world, I decided to start my own record label. Good or bad, that’s what I did. Now, what does that mean? It doesn’t really mean anything – AND – it also means everything!!!

Anyone can take something as cheap as a cassette recorder, record some music, make copies, sell them, and - voila! - Instant record label. It’s that easy. That’s really all I’m doing. The great thing about it is that doing it this way allows you to know exactly where all the money (in-come and out-come) is going. You also get to make the choices as to how that money is used. The down sides are that we don’t have access to the same channels, connections, distribution, finances, and marketing that major labels do. But, we may have something better.

With the emergence, popularity, convenience, and understanding of social media platforms such as, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even regular email, we are able to connect with the world – instantly! The best part of this is that the people we usually connect with are already our friends. This equates to instant fans. In other words, these are the people that will buy your product, and if they like your product, they will tell their friends about it. But remember, if they don’t like your product, they will tell their friends about it. The interesting thing is this; If your friends really like you, they will support you whether they like your product or not. Labels don’t have this benefit.

Now, here’s the horrible reality of those statements. When it comes to supporting musicians, musicians are the WORST supporters. Musicians, especially “professional” musicians, rarely buy music – we expect to get it for free. And if we are personal friends with an artist, “there’s no way I’m gonna buy their record.” We expect the artist to give it to us.

We also don’t go out to see music unless we’re put on a “guest list”. I get calls ALL THE TIME from friends (or so called friends) saying, “Hey man, I hear you’re playing in town. I’d love to come see you tonight.” If they really wanted to come see me, they would buy a ticket. What they’re really asking is for me to get them into the show for free. And when I don’t get them tickets, they don’t come to the show. This is totally ridiculous and needs to stop. Think about it, if we don’t support each other, we have no right to expect anyone else to.

Last year, I started my own label – VIX RECORDS ( The label is putting out great music, and I’m asking for your support. I’ll tell you straight. I need your support. Not only because I need the income to reinvest back into the label, but because it’s the right thing to do. We’ve complained about record labels, record prices, and other things long enough. Now, the power is in our hands. The ball is in our courts. I’m taking that ball and running with it (and you should too.) We’re all on the same team and there’s room for all of us to get in the game. Understand this: I play hard – fair, but hard. I plan on scoring a touchdown, making a reverse slam-dunk, hitting a homerun – a grand slam as a matter of fact. But, I’m not naive. I know that I can’t do it by myself. I need my teammates. We need each other.

I have more than 200,000 friends on social media platforms. What would happen if each one of you bought a product from my label or store? Even if a quarter of you bought a CD it would be more than I ever sold on another label. Not only would this help me, it would help all musicians and independent labels by sending a clear and direct message that we are in control, and no longer will we be taken advantage of. Best of all, it would (will) inspire the rest of us to hit our own homeruns.

VIX RECORDS has just release “2012?”, the newest music from J. D. Blair (The Groove Regulator). Go buy it! Go buy it now.

In May, I’ll be releasing a new CD featuring a collection of female vocalists. At the same time, I’ll release an instrumental version of the same record (two new CDs at the same time). Buy them! And, encourage your friends to buy them.

It’s that simple. Yes! This is a promotional plea from me – Victor L. Wooten – but, it is much more than that. You may not understand how important it is.

You may not be an “Idol” or have the “Voice” to become a household name, but there are people out there, lot’s of people, who want to support you and hear your music. By supporting each other in a real way, we have the ability of reshaping and revitalizing our music business. We can actually make it about "Music" once again, and for the first time, make it possible for ALL artists to own and get paid for our creations. Remember, keep it honest, be yourself, and always thank your supporters.

Thank you for your time, your attention, and your support. I will do my best to continue making it worth your while.

Much Peace, Love, and Music!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

*HOT VIDEO* Freddie Gibbs - Neighborhood Hoes ft 2 Chainz

New Sh*t from my guy Freddie Gibbs ft 2 Chainz - His new album on CTE dropping soon! Check this out!

*HOT SINGLE* Boosie Dre ft Tone Goody & Money Man - "Like Wow" (Indianapolis, IN)

This is my guy Boosie Dre single "Like Wow". I like the sample in it from El Dorado Red (beat produced by Young Darkk) This is a hot joint and I think it can make some noise. Check it out. Also, I added his 2nd song because I think the 2 females Nina Gunz and Keezy SNAPPED. Be on the look out for them also.

Follow him on twitter: @boosiedre

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Soul Grits: Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons

This is why the prison system in America was built. To MAKE MONEY! And the plan is to get as many of the poor and unfortunate in there as they can to work FOR FREE! WAAAAAAAKE UP!!!

(The Huffington Post)

As state governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls, a Wall Street giant is offering a solution: cash in exchange for state property. Prisons, to be exact.

Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest operator of for-profit prisons, has sent letters recently to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons as a remedy for "challenging corrections budgets." In exchange, the company is asking for a 20-year management contract, plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Huffington Post.

The move reflects a significant shift in strategy for the private prison industry, which until now has expanded by building prisons of its own or managing state-controlled prisons. It also represents an unprecedented bid for more control of state prison systems.

Corrections Corporation has been a swiftly growing business, with revenues expanding more than fivefold since the mid-1990s. The company capitalized on the expansion of state prison systems in the '80s and '90s at the height of the so-called 'war on drugs,' contracting with state governments to build or manage new prisons to house an influx of drug offenders. During the past 10 years, it has found new opportunity in the business of locking up undocumented immigrants, as the federal government has contracted with private companies in an aggressive immigrant-detention campaign.

And Corrections Corporation's offer of $250 million toward purchasing existing state prisons is yet another avenue for potential growth. The company has billed the "corrections investment initiative" as a convenient option for states in need of fresh revenue streams: The state benefits from a one-time infusion of cash, while the prison corporation wins a new long-term contract. In addition, supporters of prison privatization have argued that states can achieve cost savings through outsourcing, as prison corporations give fewer benefits to employees.

"We believe this comes at a timely and helpful juncture and hope you will share our belief in the benefits of the purchase-and-manage model," reads the letter from Harley Lappin, CCA's chief corrections officer, who was a former director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Ohio sold off one of its largest prisons to Corrections Corporation last year as a way to plug holes in its budget, and government officials estimate that outsourcing the prison could save the state $3 million annually. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed putting three state prisons on the block last year to generate one-time revenue, but he failed to persuade state lawmakers to endorse the plan.

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*HOT ALERT* Hit Skrewface ft. Freddie Gibbs – Smash Out (Gary, IN)

Check out this new banger from the website Drank & Dank‘s new compilation called Dripped Up dropping Wednesday featuring appearances by Slim Thug, B. James, Waka Flocka, Nappy Roots, Aleon Craft, Phil Ade, Tree and others. You already know I fux with the homie Hit! Great look!

Follow him on twitter: @yaboyhit

*SERIES ALERT* Audio Therapy - Jaecyn Bayne Week 4 (Indianapolis, IN)

In preparation for the release of his debut album, "Audio Therapy: The Album", Jaecyn Bayne will be releasing a new song every week until release day, April 24th, 2012! Make sure you come back every week and see what Bayne's got in store!!!

Follow him on twitter: @jaecynbayne

"Audio Therapy: The Album" coming April 24th, 2012!

*History* - Cleveland is the City, Ohio is the State hosted by DJ E-V - Big Heff - Krayzie Bone

Here is HISTORY! All of Ohio and the movement get together on this mixtape by DJ E-V - brought to you by my guy Big Heff and Krayzie Bone. This mixtape features collaborations from Ohio's best including: Krayzie Bone, Ray Cash, Machine Gun Kelly, Ray Jr., Young Butta, CJ Platinum, Chip Da Ripper, Kenny Ali & J Trip, Iphonic, Rob Rello, Referee, Infinite, Lady Reek, Drastik, Da Kennel, Celeb and MORE!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

*NEW MIXTAPE* Jackie Chain - After Hours - (Huntsville, AL)

Check the Jeremy Lin of rap - Jackie Chain. He reps Alabama and I support his movement and my guy Jo Ski Love!

Follow him on twitter: @jackiechain74

*NEW VIDEO* Young Butta - Going Shopping (Cincinnati, OH)

S/O @djdrizzle and the Hittmenn DJs for sending me over this artist and video. He is the toast of Cincinnati and his single is buzzing in the Southeast US. Check him out!

Follow him on twitter: @butta_allin

Saturday, February 11, 2012

*NEW SMASH* - Freddie Gibbs ft Young Jeezy "Mobbin'" (Gary, IN)

New joint and single from my guy @FreddieGibbs! #1 Indiana artist to watch and my fam. Check this out, 2012 is going to be a GREAT year for him!

Friday, February 10, 2012

*UPDATE* Krayzie Bone talks new project on Ohio music scene

Big Heff and Karyzie Bone are putting out a new project named "Cleveland is the city, Ohio is the state". This is a compilation of Ohio's best talent all on 1 project, put together by Big Heff and Bone. Features include Ray Jr., MGK, Ray Cash, The Kennel, CJ Platinum, Young Butta, and more!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Exclusive Footage: T-Eazy and Freddie Gibbs studio footage

Freddie Gibbs (CTE) and T Eazy aka Mr #TTG are in the studio remixing "Eastside"! This gon be history for Indiana! Indianapolis and Gary #realniggamovement

Follow! @T_Eazyimmago @freddiegibbs

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