Daily Archives: October 19, 2017

Tunde Olaniran Releases New Single Hungry

Tunde Olaniran’s “Hungry” is an alluring dance/pop single led by his curiosity-provoking lyrics. His words are in the foreground of striking synthesizers emerging from the dim spaciousness of the track. He describes the music as a deeper exploration of the sound he worked with on his 2015 Transgressor debut album. “Symbol” came out last month after a two-year hiatus and now that “Hungry” has arrived it seems that the Flint native is back to making music again. You can stream “Hungry” to hear it first and it is available for purchase on iTunes.

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Russell Simmons & Fox Developing Film About First Def Jam Artist T La Rock

T La Rock Credit: GQ

Russell Simmons and 20th Century Fox are working on a film about the life of T La Rock the first artist signed to Def Jam Recordings. In 1984, Rick Rubin, co-founder of Def Jam, released T La Rock’s “It’s Yours.” The song was a watershed moment for hip-hop because of T La Rock’s multi-syllabic style and the influence the record had on rap music that was in its early commercial stages. The same year the song was released T La Rock suffered a serious brain injury after breaking up a fight. He had to recover from a coma to remember everything about his life and he returned to the stage years later.

The movie is based on a recent article about T La Rock written by Joshuah Bearman for GQ.  Simmons is producing the film with Jake Stein for DEF Pictures along with Mike Medavoy and Benjamin Anderson. T La Rock actually worked on a film project about his life previously with screenwriter Antwone Fisher. Bearman and Josh Davis are co-founders of Epic magazine and will co-produce the film.

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MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago Powered By Pandora Featuring Big Sean (Photos)

Big Sean performs at MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago, Powered By Pandora

Last night Big Sean performed a free concert at Park West in Chicago as part of MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago, Powered By Pandora. The audience of Pandora listeners got to experience an intimate show. Big Sean headlined Pandora’s Sounds Like You: Summer concert in Los Angeles earlier this year. Big Sean also created a mixtape of various artists for Pandora that you can stream here.

Big Sean performs at MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago, Powered By Pandora

 

Big Sean performs at MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago, Powered By Pandora

Big Sean performs at MetroPCS Presents Sounds Of Chicago, Powered By Pandora

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Google Brings Fashion + Tech to Life at “Dress Code”

(l-r): CS+Fashion Industry panelists Nina Walia, Janne Kyttanen; Dalia MacPhee, Nina Vir, Ishmael Mayhew and Bria Sullivan pose for a photo on stage at Google CS+X Series: Dress Code at Google Los Angeles Office on October 12, 2017 in Venice, CA

 

(Los Angeles) – October 19, 2017 – Last week, Google, in partnership with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Bella Graham Consulting, Eileen Kahn Consulting and TheRoot.com hosted “Dress Code,” a tech-meets-fashion event designed to show high school teens that computer science can take many forms.

Hosted by actress/singer/model Cierra Ramirez clad in an LED dress, “Dress Code” featured an interactive tech fair that included robots, 3D-printed items, E-textiles, Android watches and a VR experience. Additionally, guests enjoyed motivational panel discussions with YouTube creators and fashion VIPs.

Speakers included Daraiha Greene (Head of CS in Media Multicultural Strategy, Google); Shirin Salemnia (Founder & CEO of PlayWerks and WhizGirls Academy); Jon Youshaei (Product Marketing Manager, Google); Cloe Couture (YouTuber); Darren Moulden (Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel Influencer); Ale La Chula (YouTuber and Owner, LA Sunnies); Jon Phenom (Digital Media Strategist/Fashion Branding); Brittany Dke (YouTuber); Bria Sullivan (Software Engineer, Google); Nina Vir (Founder and CEO, Daily Dress Me); Nina Walia (Experience Design Lead, Jacquard by Google); Janne Kyttanen (3D Designer, and Co-Founder, Pixsweet); Dalia MacPhee (Celebrity Fashion Designer); and Ishamel Mayhew (Digital Media Strategist/Fashion Branding).

“Dress Code” is the third event in Google’s “CS+X” series, a program that travels the country talking to students about how their passions can become coding careers. Prior CS+X events were “Hacking the Note,” which highlighted CS+Music, and “Program the Beat,” which encouraged students to see how dance comes alive with code. The next event, a CS+Sports discussion entitled “Tech Slam,” will take place October 26 in Mountain View, CA.

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Houston R&B Artist Peyton Shares New Song Be You

Houston, Texas R&B artist Peyton has released  her new song “Be You.” Chase Of Nazareth produced the tune that sounds like compact digital soul. Peyton pleads for her subject to release all restraints and be authentic. She was last heard from when she released “Poison Baby” back in July. Peace In The Midst Of A Storm released last year was her first full-length project.

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