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Pharrell Signs Uncle Snoop To His Record Label “I Am OTHER”

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Snoop Dogg is prepping his next album, and has signed to Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER label, where he’ll release it, via Columbia Records.

The West Coast rap legend tells MTV Pharrell will be producing the entire project, which will feature appearances from Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson.

“It’s a great record me and Pharrell did from top to bottom,” Snoop said. “It feels good and I’m happy to be back in the studio working with one of my favorite producers and home boys. It’s different — it’s completely different from anything we’ve ever done. It feels good, sounds good, looks good.”

This past June, Pharrell did an interview with Big Boy, he offered further info on Snoop’s project, saying it’s almost complete. “Snoop’s album is better than mine,” he said. “You’re gonna bug out from the approach and what we did.”

The pair have collaborated on two of Snoop’s biggest hits, 2003’s “Beautiful” and 2004’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

 

 

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@Omarion is Not The Daddy? Breaks Up With Girlfriend Apryl Jones Over DNA Test!

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing some celebrity news to you! This time, it’s the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood crew.

 

 

Omarion and his Love & Hip Hop star girlfriend Apryl have reportedly split and it’s all because Apryl refused to give her son a DNA test to prove he’s Omarion’s. Word on the street is Apryl and Omarion seem to have a very good relationship – but Omarion’s mom has been starting some drama.

According to sources, Omarion’s mom has been hinting around that the baby looks bi-racial. She also mentioned that Apryl’s ex boyfriend is Mexican.

If this aint some juicy mess! That baby does look Mexican…just sayin’ lol!

So a source claims that after months of mama spitting that HATE into Omarion’s ear, he started having second thoughts about paternity. The source says “Omarion asked for a DNA test, and Apryl was offended . . . she started crying and carrying on.”

The insider continued, “After Apryl calmed down Omarion asked again and she still said no.” So the source claims Omarion ended up dumping Apryl! Oh and did we mention that all of this was caught on camera and will be shown later this season on Love And Hip Hop Hollywood!

Oooweeee! What do you think…does the baby look like him?

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Hip Hop News

 

 

 

 

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Artists, Here’s your Chance to Perform for MAJOR Industry Professionals!

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The One Structure DJs will be having an Official “Meet and Greet” , Industry Panel, Local Artists and Producers Showcase on October 25, 2014 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The producers and the participants on the Industry Panel are top-secret, but you are familiar with the artists they have represented.

All artists and producers are invited to participate in the festivities and meet the DJs of the organization. This is an awesome opportunity for all artist who are trying to reach other markets with their music.

If you are an artist interested in performing, please call  1-770-864-3453 for more information!

 

 

 

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Nikko FINALLY comes Clean about His Marriage!

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Nikko became one of the biggest bad guys on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” this past season thanks to allegations that he leaked his sex tape with Mimi Faust, and the revelation that he was already married to another woman while with Faust. Although Nikko vehemently claimed that he never lied to Faust about his marriage, he now admits that he waited too late to tell her that he was already taken.

In a new interview with Vlad TV, Nikko says that he failed to tell Faust about his marriage because of her longstanding relationship dramas with Stevie J.

“I think I might have prolonged it too long in telling her that I was married,” he said.

“Because of me and Mimi’s backstory, it was hard for me to tell her … because she was going through so much drama and issues with the Stevie J situation,” Nikko said.

Nikko says that he felt justified in dating Faust because his wife was dating another man at the time he joined the cast as Faust’s boyfriend during season 2.

“I was single and free, but we still had obligations together,” said Nikko, who is still married.

As previously reported, Faust knew of Nikko’s estranged wife, but didn’t know they were still together. She instead thought that they were just exes, something which Nikko never clarified until this year when his marriage was exposed through a blog.

Although Nikko admits he waited too long to tell Faust, who eventually dumped him over the drama, he says that he’s not the bad guy the world thinks he is.

“I’m looked at as the bad guy. I’m looked at as the male chauvinist and everything else that everybody’s putting on me. At the same time, they don’t understand our back story. They don’t understand our private conversations. Mimi knows who I am; she knows who I am,” said Nikko. “She knows what I stand for. She knows what it is.”

Although Nikko and Faust aren’t together anymore, he claims that he and Faust still have an “understanding.”

“I want the best for her; we got an understanding together,” said Nikko.

Well considering how much lying went on in their relationship, we have a hard time believing that Nikko wanted what was best for Faust or her image.

Source- Rolling Out

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@TEAMBiggaRankin presents** All Star Weekend New Orleans ** The Biggest Music Event & Parties!!

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Bigga Rankin and Team Bigga Rankin is bringing the HOTTEST party to New Orleans; All-Star weekend.

Check out the activities and I hope you can be there because they know how to party baby!

 

 

 

 

The Official All-Star Players Ball
with NBA Superstars

Paul George, Danny Green, Gary Payton

&

Big Daddy Kane Performing LIVE !!

Saturday Feb. 15 2014
@
Security Center/ Federal Ballroom
New Orleans, LA

VIP Tables Available

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More Official Parties To Be Announced

Watch Video!!

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Register to attend or Perform LIVE

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What services should an Artist expect to pay for on their way to a sustainable career?

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Assuming you’re a performing singer-songwriter or are in a band, you basically have one supreme goal; to make enough money with your music to support yourself or even better, to live like a  star.

The sooner you come to grips with the way things are (as opposed to the way things used to be or the way you think they ought to be) the sooner you can get down to the work it will take to make your supreme goal a reality.

In the new music business, just like in the old music business, you are the creator of a product. Once you’ve created some music and you have recordings you’re satisfied with, you must reach the ears of an audience that will compensate you. The responsibility of getting your music discovered by fans and industry professionals rests more squarely on your shoulders than it ever has in the past. There are several ways to create an income stream but in the end it all comes back to an audience hearing your music and you getting paid for that. No one is more interested in your music being discovered than you are. So grab the bull by the horns and make it happen.

When you think about it, you realize this is the way it is for any product or service. Companies often spend far more money generating awareness, marketing & selling than they spend making their products. Your music is no different. Accept that and get on with it or stop complaining that you’re not getting anywhere. Secondly, even with today’s modern tools for musicians, it can still require a lot of work to stand out. If you’re not willing to put in the effort yourself, the first thing you need to do is get a manager who is. You cannot escape the need for this work to happen on your behalf, either by you or by someone who works for you.

Sure, you can hope your music goes viral and suddenly everyone knows about you and it didn’t cost you anything. Good luck with that strategy. I’ve stumbled upon awesome music that deserves to be ubiquitous but is buried deep within YouTube. Blowing up virally works for far fewer than 1 in a million. Hope is not a strategy. Having a good plan and executing it works far more often and most people who have made it in any profession followed that strategy.

Pay to acquire fans:

First and foremost, you should be acquiring fans. The only reason you should do it exclusively the old-fashioned way (i.e. playing gigs to as many full rooms as you can) is if you have no other options, which only happens if you don’t have any halfway decent recordings. But if you have some recorded music your options increase exponentially because you can reach so many of your potential fans online.

Doing so isn’t free and you need to understand that. I don’t care if you spend all day on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and the new MySpace chatting people up and getting them to listen. Time is money and while you pound the digital pavement you have to pay your rent and feed yourself. It only feels free. It’s pretty costly when you add up the time you spend doing it plus the time you didn’t spend doing other things. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be active on social media. It’s great for managing an already acquired fan base but It’s no longer the most efficient and least costly way of building one.

Don’t buy ghost Twitter followers. Don’t buy YouTube views. Don’t buy Facebook likes. Don’t waste time creating the perception of traction. Spend your time and money creating real traction with real fans.

We live in an attention economy and no one will pay you money until they first pay attention. Legitimate companies are emerging with great services that essentially guarantee potential fans will hear your music. If they love it, you get their contact information and presto, a relationship is established. Compare the time, effort, and money it would cost you to play to 10,000 people to acquire 1,000 true fans vs an online service who can expose you to that many people in a few days or even overnight and deliver the fans’ contact details to you.

There are plenty of artists who earn a living with 1000 true fans. Get your 1000 true fans (at least). Learn how to monetize them. If you aren’t using the new tools out there to get this done, you’re not only working harder than you have to, you’re being outpaced and out-competed by artists and bands who understand the new tools available to them.

Pay to get deals:

There are two kinds of deals that matter to you. Exposure deals (that expose you to a mass audience) and commercial deals (that pay you money for your work or for a license to your music). Deals can be both exposure deals and commercial deals at the same time, like getting your song in an advertisement, signing to a label, or licensing your song for film and TV. But notice that exposure deals are simply catalysts to reaching more potential fans and remember, your income always ties back to an audience hearing your music and you getting paid for that. That’s why exposure deals matter. If your song plays on network prime time or in a video game like Call of Duty it is worth more than you can imagine in saved time and money that you would otherwise have to spend to reach that audience.

Most artists who get deals are leveraging the exposure to further their career goals while often also getting paid.

But since you don’t know where all the deal opportunities are (and if you did it would take you months to network your way in), you should pay to speed up the process. There is nothing wrong with paying for a service that saves you time or money or both. In fact, that’s the smart thing to do.

Beware though! The landscape is rife with shady companies and shysters who will rip you off if you aren’t cautious. Your aspirations to get a deal and the closed nature of the music business makes you a target for getting scammed.

Pay for help getting deals if the following criteria are met:

* The company or professional is reputable with verifiable references you can query.

* They can point to verifiable and very recent success stories.

* They are transparent. Don’t just take someone’s word for it that they have contacts.

* They don’t take a cut of a deal or any rights to your work that isn’t at least contingent upon success they directly help you achieve.

You’re a professional with a product to sell. You should be treated professionally. You should have your questions answered. You should easily understand the answers. If it feels like you’re getting the runaround you probably are.

Pay for distribution:

You can’t get your music into iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and a hundred other consumer outlets on your own with any efficiency. There are companies that do this for you. It’s not expensive. Pay them.

Pay for an awesome online presence:

Unless you’re a good web designer / developer you should pay someone to do this for you. You should have your own site where you control your image and messaging. Update it frequently. Scroll your tweets from your homepage. Show fans ways they can engage with you. Run contests for a live in-home performance. Be creative with how you engage your audience from your own site.

Pay for the use of tools to help you manage your fan base:

You need to stay in touch. You need a mass email service. You need to let your fans know where you’re going to be playing. You need to sell them some t-shirts and other cool items that enable them to feel connected and part of the exclusive club.

Pay to get better:

There is almost no one in any profession that can’t learn more, can’t hone their trade, can’t be more effective. Even top athletes train every day with a trainer. Seek professionals in your field who have more experience, who have won a Grammy or two, who have worked with other top professionals and get real feedback, critiques and career coaching from them. It’s not costly and there are companies that help these kinds of contacts for you.

In conclusion:

It has never been easier for an artist with good music to make a living but the responsibility for making that happen has never rested so squarely on the shoulders of the artists themselves. Instead of lamenting about all the things you must do to become successful in addition to making great music, rejoice that your destiny can now be in your own hands. You don’t have to wait around and hope to be discovered. Hope was never a good strategy in the old music business either.

Devise a good plan and spend some time executing it every day and don’t hesitate to pay for services that advance your career and that save you time and money.

SOURCE:Mike McCready

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Need A Job? There are various positions available in Chicago

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Family Dollar “Management” Interview Day. Thursday, April 25th. 10am – 4pm
at 2252 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647. Must be 18+ years of age. Must have 3+
months of supervisory experience. Apply online at www.familydollar.com prior to the
job fair.
APAC is now hiring Customer Service Representatives to join our team in our
24/7 aurora call center. Must submit to a comprehensive background investigation.
Apply online at www.apaccustomerservices.com and REF Job# 130001640

Providian Staffing is seeking for General Laborers for the Franklin Park, IL
area with experience in the cold storage produce industry, must have quality control
background. We also are seeking for Material Handlers/Machine Operators for the
Aurora, IL are with have machine operating experience, able to read and write English,
able to lift up to 75 lbs. Must have experience in measurements, tape measure,
calculations, good in math, dealing with bundle of cable rolls. Must have steel toe
shoes. Apply in person with an updated resume and 2 forms of government issued ID
Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm at PROVIDIAN STAFFING 1905 S. Mannheim Road
Westchester IL, 60154 Office: 708 546-4377

True Star has partnered with the City of Chicago to recruit students to participate in
creative workshops where they will develop a marketing campaign around improving
the safety of Chicago streets. If students complete all workshops they will receive a
$400 stipend. I have included more details below. Go to www.truestaris.com and click
on the “True Star Wants Your Brain” banner or you can go directly to the link
http://truestaris.com/changechi/. The application should only take about 10-15
minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is April 30th.

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The Hyatt in Lisle is looking for Room Attendants! The position is full time and
offers health and dental insurance to all full time associates after 90 days along with a
401k program and vacation time after one year of employment. Applicants may apply
in person, or email their resume and cover letter. Sorry, no phone calls will be
accepted. Apply at 1400 Corporetum Dr., Lisle, IL 60532

Hertz is looking to fill a Car Wash Attendant position. Your main responsibilities
will be to clean, wash, and gas vehicles. On a day-to-day basis, you will be expected to
service each vehicle in a timely manner while maintaining a well kept and orderly
garage. You must have a valid driver’s license and be available to work some night and
weekend shifts. Applicant should have basic knowledge of vehicles. To apply email your
resume with “Car Wash Attendant” in the subject area to Ederosa@hertz.com.

Lakeside Community Committee is looking to fill a Human Resources
Specialist position. Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select
applicants. Complete the new hire process (i.e. background checks, driving abstracts,
obtaining required documents). Provide current and prospective employees with
information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for
promotion and employee benefits in a timely manner. Must have 3+ years of HR
experience in a social service organization. Please send resume with salary requirements to andrea.aguirre@lakeside-cc.org

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg is currently seeking talented, service oriented
individuals to join our Hyatt Team. We offer a rewarding benefit package with
opportunities for growth for the following positions: Room Attendant, Server, VIP
Lounge Attendant, Cook, Sous Chef and Front Desk Supervisor. ALL APPLICANTS NEED
TO APPLY ONLINE at: www.besthotelcareers.com.

Lakeside Community Committee is looking to fill a FT and PT Youth Care
Worker position. The Youth Worker is responsible for assisting in implementation and
maintenance of nurturing environment in which client needs can be satisfied. Youth
Workers plan activities and events that support the objectives of the agency, and its
service plan agreement and also age appropriate. Must be 21+ years of age and have a
high school diploma/GED. Must have a valid state issued driver’s license. Send cover
letter and resume to lorrie.jeffries@lakeside-cc.org and andrea.aguirre@lakeside-cc.org.

Aveda is looking to fill a Part-Time Retail Advisor position is now available at our
John Hancock Experience Center. Minimum requirements for this position include one
year retail or guest service experience in a service industry, cosmetic experience
preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional organizational
skills and the ability to attend and satisfactorily complete… all company-required
education are required. Candidates must possess the ability to work retail hours
including weekends, holidays and special events as needed. Required computer
experience includes Microsoft office and previous experience working with retail POS
computer software. Please email your resume Johnhancockcenter.chicago@aveda.com
or apply in person.

MTP Parking and Investment company, is currently looking for an
Administrative Assistant. This position encompasses an array of administrative
responsibilities geared toward optimizing the office fast-paced schedule. A personable,
“take charge” professional with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic to keep the
office organized, and handle administrative tasks. This person will work directly with the
chief officer of the company to improve the office efficiency. The pay is $18/HR. Must
have 2+ years of experience. Email your resume and cover letter to
officedesk@mtpinvestments.org.

Modern Dental USA is looking to fill a Data Entry position. Dental background
preferred. This position requires careful attention to detail and familiarity with dental
terminology. Potential for increased job responsibilities based on experience. Part-time
position – 25 to 30 hours per week. To apply email your resume to
teresa@moderndentalusa.com.

Johnstone Supply, a leading HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and
Refrigeration) wholesaler in Crestwood, is looking to fill a few part-time Customer Sales Associate positions. This person will also help to stock inventory, and maintain upkeep of the location to endorse a clean and safe workplace. Must be able to lift 75lbs. Please email resume to crestwood.hr@johnstonesupply.com with a subject line stating CSA.

Manpower is seeking a Lock-box Operator who demonstrates a strong 10-key
speed; someone who has worked with Opex Machine is a plus but not needed. If your
background is imaging / scanning in a lock-box function that would be fantastic! This
individual will be responsible for hitting quotas, being a team player. If you have never
worked in a Lock-box before but your previous position is listed below, call Manpower
today! Ask for Alicia Brown at 312-219-7254 or email Alicia.brown@manpower.com.

Part-time Bus Operators
Location: Melrose Park
Office: Revenue Services
Department: Bus Operations
Job Description:
Transports passengers on a pre-determined route and assists with route and fare
information as well as boarding and deboarding bus.
Monitors farebox to ascertain correct fare has been deposited, dispenses and collects
transfers.
Files a defect card daily, noting mechanical and body defects on vehicle.
Reports to dispatcher via radio any route detours, or whenever passengers might
require assistance of police, medical or other services.
Records farebox readings and special passenger counts as required. Maintains daily
work sheet and completes accident/incident reports when necessary. Other duties
assigned or required.
NOTE: This is a bargained for position (Union) and is in accordance with the Collective
Bargaining Agreement.
Qualifications:
Must be at least 21 years of age, and be able to obtain a valid class “B” Illinois
Commercial Drivers license.
Must have a good work history and a record of safe driving (5 years). Must successfully
pass a training and route familiarization program.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Must be able to work long
hours, split shifts and weekends.
Apply online at
http://www.pacebus.com/sub/about/employment_detail.asp?PostingID=145

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