Daily Archives: March 19, 2009
SPD HONORS VIBE’s Iconic “15-Year Anniversary” September Cover featuring Hip Hop Star Jay-Z; October Cover with R&B Sensation Ciara and the Entire Issue in the Redesign Category; and the Cutting Edge Polaroid Fashion Spread featured in the April issue
New York City (March 19, 2009) – VIBE magazine, the definitive voice of urban culture, has been selected among the winners representing the best design in 2008 by The Society of Publication Designers (SPD). Considered from more than 6,000 entries, VIBE’s iconic 15-year anniversary September 2008 cover with hip hop star Jay-Z (Design: Cover category), October 2008 cover with R&B sensation Ciara (Design: Cover category) as well as the month’s entire issue (Redesign category), along with the cutting-edge Polaroid fashion feature (Design, Feature, Fashion/Beauty category) featured in the April 2008 issue have been recognized with merit awards by the SPD and will be celebrated at their Annual Awards Gala in New York City on May 8, 2009. The winning work will also be included in the upcoming SPD PUB 44 Annual and included in exhibitions on SPD.org.
With your bags already packed for SXSW, make sure to leave room for this exclusive mixtape, MYX Music Label and Hip Hop DX Present: The MYX Label Mixtape Mixed by DJ Mere of the Oakland Faders. Featuring MYX Music Label artists Jern Eye, Fortilive, and Keelay and Zaire (whose album Ridin High just dropped); fresh tracks from Supastition, Slo Mo, and Skyzoo; and the compositional expertise of DJ Mere, MYX Music Label and Hip Hop DX have teamed up to distribute a limited number of copies during this week’s SXSW festivities.
EXPERIENCE THE “SUPER FREAK” ON STAGE: I’M RICK JAMES! THE DEFINITIVE DVD BUSTS OUT WITH RARE TV PERFORMANCES AND PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
RICK JAMES’ TIMELESS HIT, “SUPER FREAK,” TO BE FEATURED IN THE NEW VISA COMMERCIAL BEGINNING IN APRIL
Rick James had to be seen to be believed. The outrageous “Super Freak” whose soul-pop-punk-funk continues to rock parties today was infamous for his live performances. Bare chested, sporting long braids and skin tight spandex, James–backed by his Stone City Band–was more exciting and “badder” than any other artist commanding a stage. As the Motown 50 celebration continues, I’m Rick James! The Definitive DVD (Hip-O/Motown/UMe), released March 24, 2009, focuses the spotlight on slick Rick like never before, with his performances of his Motown classics on video. In conjunction with the DVD and the reissue of Anthology (Motown/UMe), available April 14, 2009, Rick James’ smash hit, “Super Freak,” will be predominantly featured in the new VISA commercial, beginning April 2009.