Daily Archives: February 27, 2017

Johnny Popcorn’s What A Day Gets Remixed

Johnny Popcorn’s “What A Day” gets remixed by Chuck Treece and Tone Whitfield. The dominant guitars of the original from their Totem Pole album are replaced by Treece and Whitfield with the emphasis on the bass and beats. The remix is available for streaming and the album version can be picked-up from Johnny Popcorn’s Bandcamp page.


Bambu Addresses Racism In His Video For Prey’er Featuring Killer Mike

Bambu’s “Prey’er” is a direct attack on racism, police brutality and the oppression of the working class with guest vocals from Killer Mike. The video was shot in the Philippines and has intense images of chaos, bloodshed and resistance. “Prey’er” is from Bambu’s sixth album Prey For The Devil


56-Year-Old Hollywood Publicist, Makeda Smith Featured for Remarkable Pole Dancing Skills

photo credit: Steven Harvey – https://www.makeaperfectimage.com

Los Angeles – Over the past three decades, the careers of hundreds of clients have been enhanced by the magic touch of Makeda Smith and her boutique styled publicity agency, Jazzmyne Public Relations. Pop stars, A-list actors, comedians, musicians and even notorious gangster rappers have benefitted from her savvy media management and consulting.  The single mother of two is now making her own headlines for a fitness trend she embarked upon at the age of 50 – pole dancing.
The 56-year-old grandmother is currently featured in several national media outlets including the February 2017 print issue of Prevention Magazine, the world’s most established healthy lifestyle brand; and online at Xonecole.com, a digital  empowerment platform for women.  In the Prevention “Personal Journey” feature, written by Kera Bolanik, the magazine explores pole dancing as a health and wellness regimen, while revealing the life altering events that propelled Makeda to the dance studio.  Xonecole.com beauty/fashion contributor, Tweety Elitou, also takes readers on an in-depth spin with the veteran press agent who many now refer to as #grannyonapole.

Karriem Riggins Releases Headnod Suite (Album Stream)

Karriem Riggins’ Headnod Suite is out now and Jessica Care Moore makes an appearance on the mostly instrumental album. Riggins produced a great deal of Common’s Black America Again.


Brother Ali Returns With Video For Pen To Paper

Brother Ali returns after a five-year hiatus with the autobiographical “Pen To Paper.”  Maria Juranic directs the video of Ali wearing a hoodie standing at the end of a hallway. The video’s end states that an announcement will be made tomorrow.