B Working It To Death

I was never a Beyonce fan but after seeing this video I am a fan. She fell down, got back up and never missed a beat. She is a true professional and I respect her.
B and her father have nothing to be ashamed or embarassed about stuff happens and she used it to her advantage. Many of today’s so-called performers can learn from this incident. Rock on B!

New Book: Wild Style The Sampler by Charlie Ahearn (powerHouse)

In 1982, a small independent movie written, produced and directed by Charlie Ahearn was released, first in Germany, Japan and Cannes, then finally in Times Square. Wild Style, the first film to unite the elemental art forms of nascent Hip Hop culture was filmed on location in the South Bronx without permits or pretensions. Some twenty-five years after it’s release, Wild Style is truly a classic, having inspired countless artists, musicians, and writers with unforgettable scenes starring the era’s most memorable personalities.

To celebrate the film’s silver anniversary, Wild Style The Sampler provides an inside look at the making of the film, it’s release, and the reverberations it caused around the world. Narrated by Ahearn, the book introduces us to a cast of characters and outrageous adventures through a carefully curated collection of never-before-published photographs, original artwork, production stills, archival materials. Fab 5 Freddy, LEE Quinones, LADY PINK, ZEPHYR, Patti Astor, Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz, Frosty Freeze, and Glenn O’Brien share personal stories. Artists, writers, and musicians offer commentary on the influence of Wild Style the film. including Sacha Jenkins, Carlo McCormick, GrandWizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, Biz Markie, SHARP, REVOLT, Martha Cooper, Cathy Campbell, Cut Chemist, DJ Krush and many others. Additional photographs were provided by Hip Hop’s pioneering photographers, Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant. Recounting the film’s influence over the past quarter century, Wild Style The Sampler offers incomparable insight into Hip Hop’s most indelible film.

Friday, July 27, 2007
Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion
Global Hip Hop Festival
Harbor Front Center, Toronto

All events are FREE!
6:30 pm: Wild Style: Q&A with Director Charlie Ahearn
Studio Theatre. More info. 9:30 pm: Wiid Style Concert feat. Fantastic 5, Busy Bee and GrandWizzard Theodore. Brigantine Room. More info. 11 pm: Wild Style Late Night w/ GrandWizzard Theodore. Brigantine Room. More Info.
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Sunday, July 29, 2007
Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion
Central Park Summerstage
New York City

7 pm – 10 pm. Free! All Ages.
Peformances by The Cold Crush Brothers, GrandMaster Caz, GrandWizzard Theodore, The Chief Rocker Busy Bee and special surprise guests! Film screening of Wild Style to follow. Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. Enter the park at E. 69th St. and 5th Ave. or at W. 72nd St. and Central Park West. Take the 6 train to E. 68th or E. 77th or 1, 2, 3, B or C trains to 72nd St.
Visit: Wild Style 25th Anniversary.
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DJ Strong Re-Releases Compilation on Itunes

Justo’s award winning mixtape DJ, DJ Strong, re-releases his successful compilation Black, Brown, White: 3 Shades of Rap on itunes. Now hard core listeners and fans of DJ Strong’s music and mixtapes can purchase his first 8 track EP online for a special price. In addition to itunes, listeners can preview this CD on napster, rhapsody, and many other fine digital retailers as well as being able to purchase a physical copy of the album autographed by DJ Strong on http://www.djstrong.com

This Album features songs by long time Southern California Hip Hop collaborators Abstract Rude of Freestyle Fellowship, Epidemic Massive, Wilchild from Lootpack (Stones Throw), and many more. The CD also features 7 full length instrumentals and Wake Up Show Co-Founder King Tech lending his hosting abilites. King Tech says “…so if you’re an MCee and you wanna bust, this is the CD for you!”

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Atlanta Performance: Frank McComb – July 25th

As the art community reconvenes in Atlanta for The 2nd Annual International Soul Summit and The National Black Arts Festival (July 25th-29th), Atlanta’s premiere Jazz station, WCLK 91.9FM in association with Jazz Beat Promotions has selected one of soul music’s most celebrated voices, the gifted vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter, FRANK MCCOMB, to co-headline with keyboardist, Marcus Jordan a special FREE “Wednesday Wind Down” concert July 25th @ 5:30pm at Windown Centennial Park. McComb will be perform classive songs from his catalog of critically acclaimed albums and new songs from his upcoming Live From Atlanta CD which will be released Fall 2007. WCLK & Jazz Beat Promotions’ Wednesday Wind Down concert is sponsored by Turner Broadcasting, Rolling Out, Sam Ash, City Sketches and Gladys Knight & Ron Winans’ Chicken and Waffles.

While in town, McCombs is scheduled to
participate in several International Soul Summit events including:

Thursday, July 26th @ 6:30pm – Heineken Soul Session listening party hosted by Moods Music

Friday, July 27th @ 4:10pm-5:30pm – “Artist Speaks Mainstream” panel
Frank McComb joins Algebra, Lina, Davina, St. Juste, Eric Roberson, Gordon Chambers, Keite Young, N’Dambi, Yazarah and Donnie on this panel moderated by Ken Rye (Jazzy Side Entertainment/Hot Ice Online).

Saturday, July 28th 10:40am-12N – “Songwriters” panel
Frank McComb joins Gordon Chambers, Eric Roberson, Rasheem “Kilo” Pugh, Frank McComb, James Glasco, Eric McKinley King and more on this panel moderated by Vinx.

BETJ has chosen Frank McComb as their “Artist of the Month” so be sure to check out the videos to “Left Alone” and “Time and Time Again” directed by Mike Bennett of MWB Entertainment from the upcoming CD/DVD release, “Frank McComb Live in Atlanta.”

Click here to see the video for Frank McComb “Left Alone.” Also, listen out for the song “Love” by Marcus Johnson featuring Frank McComb scheduled to be released on Marcus’ new CD sometime in July.

Please check www.wclk.com and www.soulsummitonline for their full schedule of events.

For more on Frank McComb, please visit www.frankmccomb.info. You’ll actually be able to experience all the music without clicking on anything; the music player launches when you open the website.