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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Go for GREAT!


Taken from Mastin at The Daily Love.com

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Since changing our lives means stepping into new behaviors, patterns and ways of being, it means we are going to have to get used to new habits.

Our old habits and our old standards weren't working, so we've decided to change.

The key though to lasting change is to stay consistent with your new habits and behaviors. We may step into these new habits and see results, and then sit back on our laurels thinking we did enough, but that isn't true. We must persist; we must push and follow through on a whole new level.

I am learning through my work with my life coach, Laurie Gerber, at The Handel Group, about keeping commitments to myself. For me to live my dreams I have to keep commitments. Which means I have to do stuff I don't really want to do - everyday. The fruit of this new action is wonderful. But my goal is to stay consistent with these new patterns - this is the magic and the hard part.

So this is where making promises and commitments to ourselves comes in. We make new promises of a higher standard of living that we wouldn't have done before and we promise to stay consistent with this action over time - but remembering to take this one day at a time. We can only live life one day at a time, so it's vital that we not get wrapped up in the confused and sometimes overwhelming future when we consider all of it, all at once.

So are we are taking our lives to a new level and incorporating these newer and sometimes more challenging habits - let us make promises to consistently keep these new habits. Not for a day, not for a week, but from now on. If we mess up a day here or there, let's not beat ourselves up, but rather pick ourselves back up and start again. The idea here is to raise your standards, not for a temporary moment, but for your life. This is not a dress rehearsal, this is real life and we only live it once.

We want to get to the end of our lives used up and worn out, having lived a life well lived. Today, let's go to the next level with our habits and make the promise to keep this new level in our lives. It may hurt a little, but the fruit will be well worth it.

Are you ready to sacrifice the good habits and go for the great? Let's do it today!

Lots of love,

Mastin

 

Quality, not quantity...


Taken from The Daily OM.com

"It is not the quantity of time that matters, but the quality that you experience during each moment."

We live in an age of quantity. The media shapes us with the notion that larger, faster, and more are often synonymous with better. We are told that we need to find more time, more possessions, and more love to be truly happy. A smaller quantity of anything that is high in quality will almost always be more satisfying. A single piece of our favorite chocolate or a thin spread of freshly made preserves can satisfy us more than a full bucket of a product that we aren’t very fond of. Similarly, one fulfilling experience can eclipse many empty moments strung together. It is not the quantity of time that matters, but the quality that you experience during each moment. Every minute is an opportunity to love yourself and others, develop confidence and self-respect, and exhibit courage.

Ultimately, quality can make life sweeter. When you focus on quality, all your life experiences can be meaningful. A modest portion of good, healthy food can nourish and satisfy you on multiple levels and, when organically grown, nourish the earth as well. Likewise, a few hours of deep, restful slumber will leave you feeling more refreshed than a night’s worth of frequently interrupted sleep. A few minutes spent with a loved one catching up on the important details about family, work, or community can carry more meaning than two hours spent watching television together.

Often, in the pursuit of quantity we cheat ourselves of quality. Then again, quantity also plays a significant role in our lives. Certain elements, such as hugs, kisses, abundance, and love, are best had in copious amounts that are high in quality. But faced with the choice between a single, heartfelt grin and a lifetime of empty smiles, most would, no doubt, choose the former. Ultimately, it is not how much you live or have or do but what you make of each moment that counts.

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Alize Mix Squad DJ's Step Out in New York!


Tuesday night (June 21, 2011) Alizé celebrated the first day (and night) of summer with a rooftop bash at Hotel on Rivington to celebrate the debut of the Alizé Mix Squad, a first of its kind all female DJ program. Hosted by Adrienne Bailon, dressed in LaQuan Smith, the evening celebrated the often overlooked and under-appreciated female DJ with music by Nina Sky, DJ Kiss, DJ Rashida, Jessica Who?, DJ Niena Drake, DJ Eque and DJ Dimepiece.

Alizé cocktails Baked by Melissa cupcakes were served and they definitely looked delicious. The drinks were so popular that we didn’t actually have a chance to try them, but guests looked like they were enjoying them. Meeka Claxton (Basketball Wives) was spotted at the Alizé Oasis, a spa retreat by Spa Chicks on the Go, on the second floor of Hotel on Rivington’s penthouse. [Photos courtesy of Marion Curtis/Startraks]







Reflections of you...


"People you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them as well."

When we look at other people, we see many of their qualities in innumerable and seemingly random combinations. However, the qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to the traits that exist in us. “Like attracts like” is one of the spiritual laws of the universe. We attract individuals into our lives that mirror who we are. Those you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them. Simply put, when you look at others, you will likely see what exists in you. When you see beauty, divinity, sweetness, or light in the soul of another, you are seeing the goodness that resides in your soul. When you see traits in others that evoke feelings of anger, annoyance, or hatred, you may be seeing reflected back at you those parts of yourself that you have disowned or do not like.

Because we are all mirrors for each other, looking at the people in your life can tell you a lot about yourself. Who you are can be laid bare to you through what you see in others. It is easy to see the traits you do not like in others. It is much more difficult to realize that you possess those same traits. Often, the habits, attitudes, and behaviors of others are closely linked to our unconscious and unresolved issues.

When you come into contact with someone you admire, search your soul for similarly admirable traits. Likewise, when you meet someone exhibiting traits that you dislike, accept that you are looking at your reflection. Looking at yourself through your perception of others can be a humbling and eye-opening experience. You can also cultivate in you the traits and behaviors that you do like. Be loving and respectful to all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back. Nurture compassion and empathy and let the goodness you see in others be your mirror.

 

Alliance Next Generation Artist Profile: Patexx Any Day Now


Patexx got his start in music in 2008, making him one of the youngest up and coming artists in Dancehall.  Called by Bounty Killer to be a part of Alliance Next Generation (ANG), Patexx enjoys the company of the group he's in the company in (Iyara, Marlon Binns, Nymron, Assailant, Ms. Bridgez, Fuze and more), while working hard to perfect his craft.  To date, he has recorded the summer banger, "Summertime" with the Grung Gaad, Bounty Killer, which was officially remixed to include Busta Rhymes who co-signs with Bounty that Patexx is the next to blow!

In addition to working with ANG producers, Patexx has worked with Trevor 'Baby G' James (son of King Jammy's), which resulted in the hit single "Party Everyday" featuring ZJ Liquid.  The single has received heavy support from the top radio jocks and sound system selectors in Jamaica, as well as elite music players outside of Jamaica because of it's infectious vibe which makes listeners want to dance!

As if the above is not enough, Patexx just finished working with ZJ Rush and the Code Red family on the Straight Forward riddim which is exactly that - straight forward.  His song "Mouth A Move" has received the endorsement of musical movers and shakers in England, Germany, Canada and Italy confirming that all eyes are on Patexx.

Below is the bio for Patexx as well as contact information.  Also included are links to preview / download his music.  Patexx is available for profile features, interviews, appearances and performances!



Patexx – Any Day Now:  Alliance Next Generation!

One of the most exciting Dancehall artists to emerge from Jamaica for 2010 and 2011 is Patexx (Any Day Now).  Called to be a part of Alliance Next Generation by the Dancehall General, Bounty Killer, Patexx takes the genre from version 1.0 to version 2.0 with his signature brand and style.

Born Rohan Rankine in St. Thomas, Jamaica, Patexx always incorporated music, whether singing or DJ’ing, as a part of his upbringing.  In school, the artist could be heard singing over beats made from the drumming of his friends on the desks in their classrooms.  His musical influences, even at a young age, included Bounty Killer, Mavado, and Spragga Benz.  Because of his ability to sing as well as DJ, friends and class mates called Patexx ‘Sizzla’ because of his constantly singing Sizzla’s music.

A chance meeting with fellow female artist Passion X (associated with the Ward 21 Music Group), resulted in Patexx getting his name.  Passion X said “it will be impossible for you to make it in the business because the name is taken.  To me you look like a ‘Patexx!’”  From then, the name stuck!  Though Passion has passed on, Patexx gives her honor for blessing him with his distinguished name.

In 2008, Patexx caught the attention of DJ Kenny (arguably one of the hottest mixed tape DJ’s from Jamaica), who was so impressed with the chune “Memories” (which featured the guest vocals of Martina), he took the artist to Coppershot studio’s to record a dub.  The result was Cutty, a Selector for Coppershot building a riddim (the Pepperpot Riddim) for Patexx especially designed for the song “Memories,” and the song receiving strong support and radio play from Jamaica’s elite disc jocks, as well as the best broadcasters in countries such as England, Canada, the U.S. and Germany.

As a talented singer and songwriter, Patexx is behind some of the most played party anthems including “Summertime” produced by Riddim Syndicate which features the guest vocals of Bounty Killer, and the remix featuring Busta Rhymes.  Patexx also wrote “Party Everyday” featuring Zip FM’s ZJ Liquid.  “Party Everyday” was produced by Trevor ‘Baby G’ James, son of the legendary King Jammy’s for his Vybz Entertainment record label.

Taking his musicianship to another level, Patexx has recently recorded the songs “Party” featuring Ravers Clavers front man Ding Dong as well as “Danger” with Dancehall veteran Wayne Marshall.  On the solo tip, Code Red Records released the song “Mouth A Move” on the Straight Forward riddim as well as “Swag It.”

With his signature slogan ‘any day now,’ Patexx endures that Dancehall is in good hands as it looks to the next generation!

For more on Patexx visit www.Twitter.com/patexxanydaynow.  You can also book Patexx by sending an e-mail to patexxbookings@gmail.com or L3Publicity@gmail.com






Luey V - Drowning!



Before June 28th, we didn't know who Luey V was, but thanks to DJ Drizzle, not only do we know who Luey V is, we're rocking hard to dudes debut single, "Jump Out Thurrrr"!  Going in on this smash single, you gotta love the punchline "we be so deep we drowning!" 

We love Luey V so much, we have to run his bio, picture and music!  See below and send your feedback!  This dude is certified and will be featured on the Famous Face on a regular!  Let's Go!





Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. Quality is exactly what this artist consistently produces. Luey V is an upcoming talent out of the Midwest ready to showcase his music to the world. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Luey V has experienced ups and downs while pursuing his dream, but has been working hard to accomplish his goals and is determined to get where he strives to be.

Born Marvell Rice, Luey V began rapping at the young age of nine. As he grew older and started taking music more seriously, he started working diligently in the studio and at 14, signed with well-known production super duo, The Trak Starz. After five years of working with The Trak Starz, Luey V decided it was time to step out on his own. The experience was a learning lesson, and also served as motivation to go harder. His hard work seemed to start paying off after he met producer, Laudie On Da Track to create his first hit called “Do Ya Own”. The catchy tune caught the attention of many, including SRC/Universal Records exec, Steve Rifkind. At 21, Luey V signed a deal with Universal and the song started taking off, earning him tons of radio play, shows, and even premiered the video on BET’s infamous 106 & Park. 

After the success of “Do Ya Own”, Luey V continued on his grind and started his own independent label called Namebrand Music Group, where he plans to sign other talents. Although he hasn’t signed an extension with Universal, that’s not stopping his movement. Luey V’s next hit, “Jump Out Thurr” is another catchy tune that is sure to capture the attention of all who hear it. 

Prepping for his fifth mixtape, “Spurr of the Moment” hosted by Bigga Rankin, Luey V is ready to take the music world by storm. He wants to maintain his own identity, while giving the world a taste of his life through his body of work. He is inspired by his environment, and is determined to just be HIMSELF, all while consistently working to solidify his spot in the music industry.

Big Sean - Finally Famous - In Stores Today!


Big Sean's album, Finally Famous drops today!  Team L3 hears that the album includes collaborations with Nas, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Whiz Khalifa and more; not too bad for a debut album!

An unauthorized leak of his collaboration with Drake, called "Made" made its way onto the internet on April 30, 2010. In an interview with TheHipHopUpdate.com on May 1, Big Sean expressed his disappointment over the leak, calling it an unfinished version both musically and verse wise. Big Sean's official Facebook page confirmed that his debut album Finally Famous & Consequence's Cons TV would be released on September 14, 2010. On August 31, Big Sean tweeted that the album was not coming out on that day, but it would be coming out sometime in 2011.

In a recent interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, he discussed the role Kanye West and No I.D. have had in the development of the album's sonic direction as well as the challenges of being inside the studio with West.

The album's lead single My Last, features vocals from Chris Brown and is produced by No I.D.




 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chris Walker - Zone


Singer, songwriter and producer Chris Walker has spent the greater part of his life profoundly centered in the music industry, where he has been producing and developing artists. Today, Walker is ready to put his artist hat back on and is set to release a new project on Pendulum Records in association with he and partner Ray Davis’ label, Walker Davis Entertainment.

The debut project, titled “Zone” is due out August 23rd, 2011, and is the first commercial release for Walker in years, but it’s as if he never left. Walker has re-joined forces with renowned music industry executive, Ruben Rodriguez, CEO of Pendulum Records. Pendulum Records is synonymous with success having launched the careers of musical greats such as Grammy Award-Winning Digable Planets, critically acclaimed Boogiemonsters, hip-hop’s legendary Lords Of The Underground, a number one pop single, “Lately” with the urban pop trio Divine and of course, Chris Walker. Together, Walker and Rodriguez are no strangers to success.

In 2008, they signed Grammy Award Winning Artist Regina Belle and released her first Gospel album. The first single quickly achieved the 2nd highest number of radio spins at gospel radio in the past decade, according to R&R. With joint venture in place with Pendulum Records, Walker is laying a concrete foundation for his return and he’s definitely in the zone.

The first single “I Got That Love” is evidence that Walker hasn’t missed a beat by any means. The mid-tempo groove is a refreshing testament to love-making for the grown and sexy. The track, produced by Chris Walker, is a culmination of some of the influences Walker credits with his love of music including Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross. His vocal range treads the scale with a romantic delicacy that marries his lower register and falsetto perfectly, as is showcased in his cover of a classic Luther Vandross song, “If Only For One Night”. With the experience of his craft as his backdrop, his vocal styling’s set him apart from the pack thanks to his distinguished and recognizable style. “Performing is like an out of body experience for me” explains Walker. “And I do whatever it takes to translate that feeling to my audience when I perform.”

The Houston native gained recognition in the early 90’s as a musical director for Regina Belle and Al Jarreau. Walker later signed on as the first artist to Pendulum Records and experienced a new level of achievement, as a solo artist, with the release of “First Time”, which produced two top five singles; “Giving You All My Love” and “Take Time,” which crossed over to become top 30 on the pop charts. Rodriquez says “Chris was the first artist I signed to Pendulum Records. We have had success together, then Chris went on to pursue other career fields in the music industry. Chris is an amazing talent. He has a powerful voice and exceptional musicianship. He is the real thing.”

Walker is currently on a promo tour prepping for his August release of “Zone”, on Pendulum Records in association with Walker Davis Entertainment and distribution through Fontana Distribution.

For more information visit: www.pendulumrecords.com or www.chriswalkermusic.com.





   

♠ HOTTT New Dancehall! ♠ Fuze - Cornerstone!


The children are our future and need to be understood and worked with so that they can achieve and manifest their natural gifts.  Not all kids will be in the NFL / NBA / MLB.  Not all kids will play for the English Premier League, nor will all children be doctors or lawyers.  Some children are born to perform and entertain. 
 
Produced by Chalice Palace, Fuze gives us a solid reasoning when he sings:
 
To all the parents of the world / never underestimate
your children / you never know / what they'll grow
to be / but you'll see...
 
This is the kind of song that can be played in a Dancehall segment just as easily as it can be
played in a Dancehall segment.  Whether radio or mixtape, this is a 'must add!'  It speaks to what many children go through when parents don't understand or choose not to understand.
This chune speaks for us!
Click on the link for the song!


 
P.S.  For jingles, dubs and interviews, about Fuze being a part of Alliance Next Generation






L3Magazine.com


Early numbers suggest that www.L3Magazine.com is exactly what fans and lovers of Reggae and Dancehall have been waiting for as the landing page of the magazine continues to receive attention by content-seekers of the genre.

More details coming soon!







Sade and John Legend together - June 30th!


evenko, Live Nation and the Montreal International Jazz Festival are pleased to welcome  SADE and John Legend to the Bell Centre, this Thursday, June 30th

Following the platinum selling success of Soldier of Love, Sade kicked off her North American tour on June 16th in Baltimore, Maryland at the 1st Mariner’s Arena and the reviews received so far are more than excellent:  

"For two hours, Sade led the near-capacity crowd through a show that was life-affirming."   Washington Post Review

"Ms. Adu led a master class in minimal exertion, a study in how to wring huge effect out of the smallest suggestions. " The New York Times
"Sade sparkles at the Nassau Coliseum." The Star Ledger

"Sade Delivers Epic Performance on Tour. The iconic “Smooth Operator” wows fans on her North American tour after a decade away." Bet.com
"Flawless ! Sade does it like no other!" Perezhilton.com
" Ms. Adu's voice is seductive, but the most admirable thing about Sade may be her work schedule. She perfects, but does not rush. Her newest record, Soldier of Love, came out in 2010. Lovers Rock, her previous album, arrived in 2000. The one before that came out in 1992.  When she resurfaces, she is celebrated like a passing comet. Soldier of Love went to No. 1."  The Wall Street Journal

Sade are:  Sade Adu (vocals),  Stuart Matthewman (guitar, sax), Andrew Hale (keyboards) and  Paul S. Denman (bass) with outstanding music collaboration from: Leroy Osbourne (vocals, guitar), Tony Momrelle (vocals),  Pete Lewinson (drums), Ryan Waters (guitar) and Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion) They will  will perform songs from her collection of timeless hits including songs from her critically acclaimed album, Soldier Of Love which secured the # 1 album spot upon its release in February. Selling over a million copies to-date, Soldier Of Love spent three weeks in the number one spot.
Sade was also nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, and won for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Soldier of Love.

Her last Montreal performance was on March 18, 1993 at the Forum.

A six-time Grammy Award winner, the talented John Legend was once again nominated at the 2011 Grammys and won 3 awards for: Best R&B Song (“Shine”), Best R&B Album (Wake Up) and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Hang On In There”). 

Don't miss a memorable evening of R&B at its best with Sade and John Legend!







 

Montreal's biggest Caribbean Carnival is back!

Carifiesta is back and carnival fever will once again take over the streets of Montreal on Saturday, July 9th, 2011.
Carifiesta is Montreal’s Caribbean Carnival and the only event of its kind in Quebec. Since its creation 36 years ago, Carifiesta has become the uncontested great carnival of Montreal. This major summer event annually attracts more than one hundred thousand visitors each year which ranks it as the second largest Caribbean carnival in Canada and one of the most attended carnivals in North America.
The Carifiesta will be taking place this year on Saturday, July 9th, 2011. The festivities kick off at noon and run until 5pm. The parade starts at the corner of Guy and runs along René-Lévesque Boulevard until Sanguinet. Lots of beautiful costumes will be on display, colourful floats playing Soca, Calypso and Reggae music as well as the sweet sounds of the Steel Pan orchestras. This year, there will also be a FREE ice cream giveaway for everyone courtesy of the TD Bank. Sponsorship partners of this year's Carifiesta include: The City of Montreal, TD Bank, True Juice, CKUT, Community Contact, and Caribbean Curry House.
CCFA is a not-for-profit corporation federally incorporated since 1995 and registered in the province of Quebec. The organization has been producing the annual Montreal Carifiesta parade for the past 15 years and many of its members have been involved since its creation, 36 years ago. Due to its broad community base, CCFA is uniquely positioned to deliver such an artistically rich event as the Carifiesta parade which has such a diverse cultural appeal. With the CCFA, the strength relies in its people!

EVER-G Meets and Greets in Toronto!


Reggae Icon EVER-G visited Toronto on the weekend of June 25th for a "Meet and Greet" with fans and industry movers and shakers ahead of his show at Toronto’s famed Lula Lounge!

Appearing on Radio Dubplate with Richard Banton on CHRY 105.5 FM on Saturday, EVER-G was warmly received by thousands of fans who listen to Richard’s broadcast every Saturday.

In addition to talking about his career, Richard asked the veteran about his recent award sweep at the 2011 Virginia Reggae Music Awards; which impressed the star as he shared “I am truly humbled by the love & positivity shown to me by you and my fans, and I am truly grateful for their support which has made my success possible!”

After leaving Radio Dubplate, EVER-G headed to Toronto’s famed Little Jamaica where he personally met with fans along the strip.  The trip was concluded by a one-on-one with Natty B from Tre Jah Isle Records and Tapes where the artist thanked Natty B for his support.  “Being able to have my CD’s available for fans at Tre Jah Isle store has been a blessing.  I am really thankful to have this support in Toronto!”

EVER-G returns to Toronto on July 28th for preparations for his show, Reggae Vibrations which will be held at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) on July 31st, 2011.  Tickets are still available by calling 647.444.7414.  Dinner reservations can be made by calling 416.588.0307 or e-mailing info@lula.ca or info@evergmuzik.com.


Pictured:  Richard Banton and EVER-G

Pictured:  EVER-G and Natty B





Let The Tears Flow!


"Tears are as natural to us as breathing and there is beauty in allowing yourself to be open to the pain of tears."

How wonderful it feels to give in and let tears flow when we are overwhelmed with emotions, whether we are happy or sad. Tears come from the soul, from our well of feelings rising from deep down. When we give in to the prickling behind our eyes and the lump in our throat to let teardrops fall from our eyes, we allow our feelings to surface so they can be set free.

Proud parents shed tears of pride in a child’s accomplishments, a baby’s first step, birthdays, and graduations. Long lost friends fall into each other’s arms, tears rolling down their cheeks when they reunite after years of separation. Tears may flow from us when we are witness to a commitment being made at a wedding or even while we are watching a love story. Tears of relief may spring forth from our eyes when we hear that a loved one has survived an ordeal, and tears may fall when we bow our head in sorrow over a loss or death. Tears born from heartache can flow like they’ll never cease, whether our tears are for a love that is over, a friendship lost, or an opportunity missed. We shed tears because of disappointment in ourselves, tragedy in the world, pain, and illness. Tears of anger can burn with emotion as they fall down our faces. Tears offer us a physical release of our feelings.

Shedding tears can sometimes make us feel better, although it can feel like the tears will never end once the floodgates are open. There is no shame in letting tears flow freely and frequently. Tears are as natural to us as is breathing. There is beauty in allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to shed tears. Open up, release your tears, and let your feelings flow.

 

Be Yourself - The Right One Will Love You!


"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." - William James

Choose people who are open to love.

That's right, I said it. Choose people who are open to love.

Sounds obvious, doesn't it? Well I'll be the first to admit that I have altered, changed, obsessed and thought about how to act around people I like so they won't reject me. Another way of looking at this is: I stopped being ME to please someone else.

This is messed up in two ways:

1. I would abandon myself to make someone else happy (#fail).

2. The person I was pretending to be would be who the other person would like, not the real me (#fail).

So when we do this, and we all do, we let ourselves down and actually lie to the other person, too. So when we are finally our real selves, the other person is shocked to find out the truth.

The answer is simple, but not easy: be radically yourself.

Don't abandon yourself to please another. Open up, be a dork (yes, I am projecting), be a little crazy, be sweet, kind, generous and all those things you wish to have in someone else.

You see, many times we hold back these previous things because we think we will turn off or offend the other person... But the truth is, we should be open and ourselves and celebrate when people reject us. Because they AIN'T open to our love.

We want someone who is open, willing and excited to receive what we have to give. Just like they want someone who is excited, open and willing to receive what they have to give.

The bottom line: don't close down, shut off or tone yourself down because you think the other person will reject you. If they aren't attracted to who you really are, then good, time saved and you can move on. Lingering in a false identity to get the approval of someone else is the ultimate betrayal of your personal integrity. We do it because we love approval from other people. The only problem is that we are building our house on a bed of sand. It will tumble eventually and the truth will be exposed.

So today and every day forward, let's have no fear to be ourselves. Let's make a pact to be radically ourselves and let the chips fall where they may. The right person will stick, but only if you have the courage, clarity and self-love to let go of the wrong one.

Be you out loud today. I dare you.

Love,

Mastin

   

Monday, June 27, 2011

Reggae Radio Station Playlist


Hosted by Vitowar on Reggae Radio Station broadcasting from Italy

Track list

11.30 p.m  - 02.00 a.m.

[luciano] We Are The World (Dub)
[luciano] We Are The World
[shaggy] church heathen
[shaggy] bonafide girl
[john holt] police in helicopter
[bitty mc lean] In and Out Of Love
[ras tewelde] one way ticket
[ras tewelde & lion d] rastafari childread no cry
[ras tewelde & sugar minott] oh squadie
[ras tewelde] man piabba
[ras tewelde & jamafrica] mama africa
[ras tewelde & louie culture] you gyaan do dat
[ras tewelde & stitchie] high praises
[ras tewelde & sahara benji] live in shasha
[buju banton] rasta cant go
[buju banton] bondage
[gentleman] lonely days
[alborosie] rolling like a rock
[alborosie] international drama
[ulettronicu] l’inse u dub
[killacat] mentre brucia
[mama marjas] africa
[jah farmer] fearless
[ghetto eden & don rico] dakar
[Gappy Ranks] Thanks & Praise
[hi kee & mikael rose] catch up the fire
[gyptian]  My Number One
[Suga Roy Conrad Crystal Feat. Luciano]  Universal
[king skitt]  Scandal
[assassin bounty killer & half pint] ghetto state of mind
[ziggy marley] foward to love
[kymani marley] theconversation
[sss & Riva Starr] Orizzonti (Radio Mix)

 
02.00 A.M  - 04.00 A.M
Vitowar Present:
The Italy Promo Album
Four songs from album

[BOOM BOOM VIBRATION] Vibra
Get up Music/Self

01 vibra unica
02 real love Feat. Apre la classe
03 police & thieves feat. Junior Murvin
04 salentown



[RAS TEWELDE] one way ticket
Bizzarri records

01 one way ticket
02 oh squade feat. Sugar Minott
03 you gyaan do dat feat.Louie Cutur
04 man piabba

[MAGADOG] il nostro style
Bizzarri records

01 Stile
02 Se Davvero Vuoi
03 Give Thanks
04 Lode A Jah (feat. Ras Hobo)


[Boom Da Bash]  “Mad(e) in Italy”
Goodfellas records
1 life
2 murder
3 monkey town Feat. brusco
4 italian superstar

[Brusco] Fino all’alba
Nite Lite Records
01 amore non so
02 fino all'alba
03 metà della tua età
04 un uomo è solo un uomo


[POOR MAN STYLE] Lontano
Self Distribuzione
01 Cuore E Anima
02 Crisi
03 Love Is The Answer
05 Un Giorno Di Fuoco



04.00 A.M  - 06.00 A.M

PROMO SONG INNA HEAVY ROTATION

[steele & taddy p] woman
[Ammoye] Lost Love
[Kimanda ft. Busy Signal] Let's Go
[Khago] Friend Gal Mi Nuh Want
[Stephen Marley feat Melanie Fiona] No Cigarette Smoking
[Teflon] Hear Mi Hear
[vybz kartel & terry ganzie] welcome the outlaw
[verse ital] Spring Water
[russian & vybz kartel] get gal anywhere
[Iley Dread] Lovers Holiday
[courtney john] run to you
[YC feat.Chino & Busy Signal] Racks Remix
[Walter Saw] Stronger
[Ranking Joe] Cassette & Tape
[Patexx ft. Bounty Killer] Summer Time
[Patexx] I'm In Love
[Geoffrey Star ft. Sade] I Don't Understand (Remix)
[buggy nhakente] Just A Man
[Iley Dread] Lovers Holiday
[gary lewin] Just A Dream
[althea hewitt] Be Without You
[khago] follow through
[I Wayne] Real And Clean
[Gappy Ranks] I was there
[Chino] Driving Me Insane
[attila] your nana
[Manzish] The Hazing
[Mighty Mystic] Out of Control
[Busy Signal] Deal Wid It (Reggae Mix)
[Jamballaz] Gwaan Do Yur Ting
[Khago] Pree Life.
[Saime] Just me
[Cocoa Tea] A Love Like Yours and Mine
[Shaggy & khago] toughest
[Omi]  Standing on all threes
[Omi] Cheerleader
[brusco] si si si si
[killacat] friend oya gyal





 

Playlist 45 – L3 Radio hosted by Natasha Von Castle



88.1 CKLN via www.ckln.fm Monday’s from 11am to 1pm

Bigga Boss – Show Intro

Tamia – Day Dreamin
Chantelle Ernandez – My Forever
Collie Buddz – Holiday
Roti ft. Kim Davis – Let’s Get Away
Chris Montague – Can We Talk for a Minute
Shaggy – Sugar Cane
Sizzla Kolanji – I Love You (from the album The Scriptures)
Leftside (Dr. Evil) ft. Shaggy – Jump Around
Bunny Rugs – Love is Blind
Rihanna ft. Wayne Marshall – Man Down (Remix)
Iley Dread – Skank
Khari Kill – Selassie I
EVER-G – Miss Beautiful
Culture – Why Am I A Rasta Man
Bigga Boss – Born Free (Creed Mix)
Kimanda Cunningham ft. Patexx – Let’s Do It Again

Honorebel ft. Sean Kingston, Lady Saw, Etana & Ce’Cile – My Girl
Talked about Honorebel’s new movie, The 420 Gang

Talked about the BET Awards

Talked about EVER-G visiting Toronto and upcoming show on July 31st at Lula Lounge

Talked about Bam Bam in the City on July 16th at Phoenix Concert Theatre

Bigga Boss ft. Lady K – Miss Wire Waist
Lindo P – Loving You Forever
Ammoye – Lost Love
Courtney John – Love Is
Delly Ranks ft. Drake – Tings Friends
Reese Badda – Foreign Love
Cali P – Roll Deep
Cali P – Beautiful
Courtney John ft. Mr. Lexx – Hey Jamaica
Blaqk Sheep ft. Milk – Alien Technology
Cyborg – Food Fih Share
JLogix – More Juice
Def Shade – Text Mi
Dynasty – Sexy Gyal

Island Breeze Riddim

Delly Ranks – Buss Ah Blank
ZJ Liquid – Tightest Meow
Dilly Chris – Ah You
Wayne Wonder – Run Out Pon Dem
Shalli – Feeling Inside

Question It Riddim

Beenie Man – Disrespect
Major Mackerel – Pepper Pot
Sunshine – Whe Dem Feel Like
Rebell – Bad Inna Dancehall

Summer Bounce Riddim
Beenie Man – Wine
Vybz Kartel – Gwaan Suh
Mr. Vegas – Brand
Lady Saw – Beg You

Cosa Nostra Riddim

Point O – Everyday
JLogix – More Juice
Timberlee – General
Tifa – Reject

Fuze – Fly Pass Dem
Fuze – She Need Me Bad

Rail Up Riddim

Beenie Man ft. Lisa Hyper – Nuh Stress Me Out
Khago – White T’s & Adidas

Join us again Wednesday night at 2am EST where we broadcast a longer version of the show until 6am!




Your Community Your Everything!


"On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious."   - Edgar Mitchell

Taken from Mastin at The Daily Love.com

Community is everything. If you want to see a preview of your future, look to who you are hanging out with. This isn't some moral statement about your peer group, it's more of a vibrational or elevational statement.

You see, we live in a literal Uni-verse. That means that we become what we think and what we think is greatly determined by who we spend the most amount of time with.

Do you spend time with people who are constantly trashing your dreams? If so, then after time, you begin to believe their doubt and their fear; not because their doubt and fear are true, but because we are creatures of habit and our subconscious mind begins to absorb what we hear, especially the feedback from people we love and spend a lot of time with.

And if you start to believe their doubt, then soon you will begin to take action from that belief in doubt and BAM - the manifestation of the belief of doubt becomes real. Not because it's true, but because the belief of doubt became your dominate thought pattern and that thought pattern influenced your actions and your actions produced the outcome.

The outcome of our lives begins within us. If we water our dreams with doubt, then we think doubtful thoughts; take doubtful action and our lives become a living testament and proof of our belief. Then, what many people do is take this "proof" and use it to further justify their initial belief. But you see, what they're missing this whole time is the fact that their initial thoughts of doubt is what created the outcome of doubt. They unknowingly participate in their own demise.

But, this can be prevented by hanging with the proper community of people. Let us hang with people who uplift us, who encourage us towards our dreams and who challenge our thought patterns. Let us not surround ourselves with people who always agree with us, but rather people who support our growth by challenging our beliefs and helping us break through to new mental and spiritual ground so that our lives may be enriched as a by-product.

Look around. Who are you spending time with? And more importantly, who are you believing? If you have a dream, do you believe people who are living their dreams and thus know the TRUTH about what's possible, or do you take advice from people who aren't living their dreams and thus will tell you it's not possible.

Who you spend time with and who you believe is a major factor that will determine whether you are successful or not. Our aim should be to hang with people who are loving, who believe in us, who challenge us to go to the next level and who inspire us. Life is far too short to hang with people who are always negative and who want you to stay bitter and pissed off like them. It takes a lot of humility to admit when we're wrong and to grow past our limiting beliefs. Let's surround ourselves with people who support our growth, not necessarily the way we want, but most certainly the way we need.

Have a great Monday. Lots of love my friend,

Mastin

 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's All In Your Dreams...



"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."   - Sophia Loren

Taken from Mastin at The Daily Love.com

When we start contemplating living our dreams, we first bask in the possibility of what could be; we sit back and daydream about a better kind of life, a life of creative freedom, of starting our own business and being able to do what we want when we want. We see how big our ideas can be and then we come back to reality.

As we actually start to consider taking actions TOWARDS our dreams, that is where the fears, insecurities and doubts come up. And the biggest block of all is the need for security and certainty.

You see, you can't been a Seeker on The Path and value certainty over the adventure of creating yourself. We have to learn to let go of our attachment to what's comfortable, easy and safe and learn to become strong enough in our Faith to not avoid or prevent uncertainty, but to be solid within uncertainty.

The Path is one of uncertainty, of stepping out into the unknown and of being able to remain solid even when we don't know what the next moment will bring.

So many people will never realize their dreams because they place certainty so high in their lives that they never break free and dive deep into the unknown. It's a rare individual who feels the fear and does it anyway. It's an uncommon person who steps out into the unknown and goes ALL IN with their dreams.

I've come to believe that when I personally take risks on behalf of my dreams that there is great certainty, not through facts, figures, metrics or physical proof, but through the faith I place in The Uni-verse. I have come to know that no matter what I will be taken care of, I will meet the perfect people at the perfect time and that right before huge breakthroughs are moments of big time doubt.

The goal for us is not to shy away, no, our goal is to step out even though we are terrified of the unknown. We are journeyers, we are travelers, we are Seekers on a Path into our own Highest Potential. We are not promised certainty from the world, but rather from our Faith. It takes a strong person to step out into the unknown, day in and day out, to risk being wrong, to risk making huge mistakes when the stakes are even bigger and to be willing to fail. It takes an even stronger person to fail and then to pick themselves back up and realize that failure is only failure if we give up. Instead, this strong person sees failure as a lesson, as an education and as a test of how much we truly believe in ourselves.

You see, success on The Path comes in two forms: the first is being able to keep going when you would normally quit (this is a HUGE win), the second being  self-realized enough to be free from or at least understand your fear. These two things do not guarantee a huge financial pay off, but once you have these two things it makes it much easier to be a savvy entrepreneur because
you will not only be fearless, you will choose a path that is based on the right livelihood. As Russell Simmons says, "Money doesn't make you happy, but happy can make you money".

The key is to not give up, but to keep going.

Do you have what it takes?

Love,

Mastin

 

Young Jeezy Sued by Paid 4 Entertainment


We have a saying around the office:  never a dull moment!  The case between Paid 4 Entertainment from the US Virgin Islands and Young Jeezy prooves our point. 

The team at The Famous Face got the exclusive court documents just filed in the Distrit Court of the Virgin Islands.  Here we go with the Drama...

June 25, 2011
Paid 4 Entertainment advises its fans, that on Friday June 24, 2011 it filed in United States District Court of the Virgin Islands a lawsuit against Jay Jenkins aka Young Jeezy and his agents. A copy of the civil complaint is attached. This complaint follows Young Jeezy’s non-appearance at VI Summer Splash 2011. We have also been in touch with law enforcement officials for review our records to determine whether criminal prosecution is appropriate. Because the matter is under investigation, we do not believe it appropriate to make further comment at this time. Again any persons or organizations wishing to file a claim may do so in writing to our Attorney Robert L. King, at P.O. Box 9768, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00801.



IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN
PAID 4 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC.,
JERMAINE SAUNDERS and JASON SAUNDERS,
Plaintiffs, v.
JAY JENKINS, a/k/a YOUNG JEEZY,
YOUNG JEEZY TOURING, LLC,
MELINDA SMITH,
SMITH BY SMITH ENTERTAINMENT, INC.,
Defendants.CIVIL NO. 3:11-cv-70
ACTION FOR DAMAGES
JURY TRIAL DEMANDED

COMPLAINT
Plaintiffs, by and through undersigned counsel, allege a complaint as follows:
1. This Court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1332 since the amount in controversy exceeds the sum of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), exclusive of interest and costs and is between citizens of different states.
2. Plaintiffs demand trial by jury of the within action.
3. Plaintiff, Paid 4 Entertainment, LLC, is a Limited Liability Company created and existing under the laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
4. Plaintiff, Jermaine Saunders, is a resident and citizen of the Virgin Islands, residing in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
5. Plaintiff, Jason Saunders, is a resident and citizen of Temple, Texas.
6. Defendant, Jay Jenkins, also known as Young Jeezy, is on information and belief, a resident and citizen of Atlanta, Georgia.
7. Defendant, Young Jeezy Touring, LLC, is according to its name, a LimitedLiability Company that on information and belief was formed and is existing under the laws of the state of Georgia.
8. Defendant, Melinda Smith, is a resident and citizen of the state of New York, residing at 96 Sagebrush Lane, Islandia, New York.
9. Defendant, Smith by Smith Entertainment, Inc., is purportedly a corporation, organized under the laws of some unknown state and which uses the address of 96 Sagebrush Lane, Islandia, New York.
COUNT I

BREACH OF CONTRACT

10. Since approximately November or December 2010, Plaintiffs began planning for “VI Summer Splash 2011”, a summer concert in which Jay Jenkins, also known as “Young Jeezy” would be sought as the headlining attraction.
11. On or before March 1, 2011, Plaintiffs contacted representatives of Caribbean Entertainment.Com, Inc., a booking agent, for the purpose of securing the performance of Defendant, Jay Jenkins, a/k/a Young Jeezy, to headline the VI Summer Splash event.
12. On March 2, 2011, Defendant, Young Jeezy Touring LLC and Jay Jenkins entered a contract with its/his agent Caribbean Entertainment.Com, Inc., to perform as the headline act in Summer Splash 2011; a performance that was booked for June 18, 2011 at the Lionel Roberts Stadium, on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
13. The Plaintiffs, as promoters and the persons ultimately responsible for the planning and the payment of all persons who were to perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011, were the intended third-party beneficiaries of this contract.
14. On March 4, 2011, Caribbean Entertainment.Com, Inc., as agent to Jay Jenkins, and Young Jeezy Touring, LLC, (sometimes herein after referred to as the “Jeezy”) entered into a contract with Paid 4 Entertainment and promised the performance of Young Jeezy at Summer Splash 2011 on June 18, 2011.
15. The terms of the contracts of March 2, 2011 and March 4, 2011 were identical in every particular concerning the performances required by the artist, (Young Jeezy), and those required by the Plaintiffs, with the only distinction being that Plaintiffs were required to pay Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) as the booking agent fee.
16. That pursuant to the terms of the contracts, Plaintiffs paid an initial deposit of Twenty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($27,500.00) [representing the required $25,000.00 deposit to the artist and the $2,500.00 agent fee], toward the Fifty-Two Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($52,500.00) agreed upon contract price for the performance.
17. That in consideration of the initial deposit paid by Plaintiffs and received by the Defendants, and the agreement of Plaintiffs to provide additional compensation at the time and in the amount agreed, Defendants agreed that Jay Jenkins (Young Jeezy) would perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 as the headline performer on June 18, 2011 at the Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands.
18. That Plaintiffs performed completely and fully in accordance with the contract terms; secured sponsors, commenced a regional and national advertising campaign and otherwise did expend large sums of money in anticipation of Defendant’s promised performance at the V.I. Summer Splash 2011 event.
19. That pursuant to the contract, Defendant prepared radio drops and approved advertising containing the likeness of “Young Jeezy” announcing and promoting the performance of the Defendant at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 on the June 18, 2011 agreed date.
20. On or about June 6, 2011, just twelve (12) days before the scheduled performance of Young Jeezy, and after the expenditure of large sums to advertise that performance, Defendant’s agent, Caribbean Entertainment.Com, LLC notified Plaintiffs that “Young Jeezy” might have a conflict and was considering not appearing on June 18 at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 as previously agreed.
21. That upon receiving this notice, Plaintiffs immediately wrote to Defendant’s agent, stating the hardship that such a non-appearance decision would cause to Plaintiffs and their sponsors, and to impress upon the Defendants, the loss and damage that would result.
22. That Plaintiffs remained in contact with Defendant’s agents over the following days in an attempt to dissuade Defendants from the anticipated breach and to attempt to avoid the damages that would result from Defendant’s failure to perform.
23. That in an attempt to salvage the V.I. Summer Splash 2011 event and to mitigate the losses that would be occasioned by Defendant’s (Young Jeezy’s) failure to perform, Plaintiffs requested that Defendant agree to perform on June 19, 2011.
24. That Defendants, (Jeezy), by and through its agent, Smith by Smith Entertainment, Inc., and Melinda Smith, drafted a contract whereby Defendant, Young Jeezy agreed to appear and perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 on the alternate date of June 19, 2011.
25. That Plaintiffs executed a new contract on June 16, 2011 and transmitted the executed copy of the contract to Defendants pursuant to their instructions.
26. That pursuant to the terms of this new contract, Plaintiffs were required to make an immediate additional deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and to pay for a private jet to transport Defendant, Jay Jenkins (Jeezy) to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
27. That on June 17, 2011 the Plaintiffs caused the required deposit to be wire transferred pursuant to Defendants’ instructions and scheduled and paid for a private plane at a cost of approximately Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to transport the performer and his designees to the Virgin Islands for the concert and to return them to the Atlanta area.
28. That despite Plaintiffs’ efforts to mitigate the effects of Defendant’s failure to perform on June 18, 2011 as agreed and despite Plaintiffs execution of a new contract changing the date of performance to June 19, 2011 and making the additional deposit and paying for a private jet, Defendant, Young Jeezy, failed to board the jet at the appointed time, failed to travel to St. Thomas on the prepaid jet, and failed to perform at VI Summer Splash 2011 on June 19, 2011 as agreed.
29. That Plaintiffs were notified by the airplane charter company on June 19, 2011 of Defendant’s failures and at approximately 4:30 p.m. on this same date heard from Defendant’s Representative that Defendant Young Jeezy would not appear at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 as agreed.
30. That as a direct and proximate result of Defendant’s failure to perform, the V.I. Summer Splash events of June 19, 2011 were cancelled, V. I. Summer Splash 2011 was never completed, and Plaintiff’s incurred incidental and consequential damages.
COUNT II

FRAUD AND FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION

31. All allegations of Count I are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth at length.
32. That the contracts entered, promises made, and representation made and advanced by Defendants Jay Jenkins, Young Jeezy Touring, LLC., Melinda Smith and Smith by Smith Entertainment, Inc., were untrue, intentionally made and made with the intent to defraud the Plaintiffs of money.
33. That Defendant Jenkins acted by himself and through agents knowing that he had no intention of performing, and with the purpose of enriching himself to the loss and damage of the Plaintiffs.
34. That as a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ fraud and fraudulent misrepresentations, Defendants are liable to the Plaintiffs for such compensatory and punitive damages as proven at trial.
COUNT III

INTENTIONAL OR NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION

35. All allegations of Counts I and II are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth at length.
36. That Defendant Jay Jenkins, and other defendants acting with or on his behalf made representations promising to appear and perform at V.I. Summer Splash 2011 when Defendant knew that he was scheduled to appear and perform in the Atlanta area on June 18, and 19, 2011.
37. That Plaintiffs reasonably relied on the intentional or negligent representations of the Defendants, all to their loss and damage.
38. As a direct and proximate result of the intentional or negligent misrepresentations of the Defendants, the Plaintiffs have suffered loss and damage.
COUNT IV

CIVIL CONSPIRACY AND PRIMA FACIE TORT

39. All allegation of Counts I, II and III are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth at length.
40. That Defendants Jenkins and Smith conspired and acted in concert with each other and through entities of questionable legal validity to fraudulently steal and swindle money from the Plaintiffs, all to Plaintiffs’ damage.
41. That the actions of Jenkins and Smith were willful, intentional and purposefully done with the intent to harm and damage the Plaintiffs.
42. That as a direct and proximate result of the civil conspiracy and prima facie tort of the Defendants, the Plaintiffs have suffered pecuniary damage and loss, damages to their business and professional reputations and are entitled to the award of such compensatory and punitive damages as may be proven at trial.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray this Honorable Court grant judgment against Defendants, jointly and severally:
(a) for such amount of compensatory and punitive damages as proven at trial;
(b) awarding costs and attorneys fees of the action;
Together with such other and further relief as to the Court may seem just, equitable and proper.
DATED: June 24, 2011 /s/ Robert L. King, Esquire
ROBERT L. KING, ESQUIRE
LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT L. KING, ESQ.