Big T Comedy Show Celebrates 10th Episode

Seasoned Comedian Big T is celebrating the 10th episode of the Big T Show, airing on Village Connection Network and Facebook Live.

The NY based Comedian is famed for his uncanny bluntness and for holding no punches. He delves into tales about his past and delivers an unfiltered take on societal issues, current events, and anything his crazed mind stirs up, after providing edibles for himself and guests of course.

Past guests on The Big T Show range from celebrities to industry mixers including Mr. Cheeks, Keith Murray, AFRO, Ryan Verneuille, Bobby J From Rockaway, Nick Tilleli, and “White Rapper” from the Howard Stern Show.

Stay tuned, as episode 11 will feature Queens Bridge legend Tragedy Khadafi. Catch up on past episodes below.

Big T Show Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DCkKAARvjU

“Everything Big T” Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcsDmFD3XogZ6Tpb-HTI9JA

BK’s Official Bleek Drops “Top 5” Video

New York rapper Official Bleek releases a new video for “Top 5”,  directed by Rikoz Vizion. Through a catchy flow and hard truth lyrics, Bleek reminds delusional kids of his self-made success.

Bleek addresses the crazed out ‘top 5’ lists of best emcees. Standing tall in his city, Bleek continues to grind while other rappers are lazy. He declares lists are based on opinions, current trends, and buying fans. Bleek respects his art and won’t sell out, in fact, he challenges rappers to step to him in the battle rap arena.

Watch “Top 5” and connect with Official Bleek on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

Crooklyn Comedy Live on August 27th at Sugar Bowl, NY

On August 27th, host and comedian Big T along with Matteo Pascale presents Crooklyn Comedy.  The duo invites everyone out for a night of comedy and live music at The Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point, NY.
Host Travis Grant will kick off the show at 9 pm featuring performances by Mike Recine, Frank Terranova, Farooq Hussain, Greg & Rob, Tommy Farrell, Matteo Pascale, and special performances by Big T himself and Bobby J From Rockaway.
You know when Big T is around his satchel of edibles is always close by -Big T

Meet Tavia Mapp: Celebrity Publicist to Hip Hop’s Biggest Names


In Pop Culture, a publicist is an artist’s voice and look. You have to have a great publicist in order to survive in this business period. They (Publicist) create your image, control the narrative, prepare you for everything regarding the press, land you the covers of your favorite publications and issue your official statement.

Now, what exactly should you look for in a publicist? Here to answer all your necessary questions is established celebrity publicist Tavia Mapp. The Brooklyn-native rose through the ranks as an intern for some of today’s biggest stars and to-date is one of the most-sought-after publicists in the music due to her amazing track record, trustworthy connections, and high volume success stories.

Tavia is here today to help the next generation of superstars learn not only what a publicist can do but why she is the best at what she does. Introducing Tavia Mapp.

What is 50 Cent like as a boss?

He actually lets me do my own thing so he’s amazing. He is insightful and always has a different perspective. I spend more of my time connecting with Jeremy, his Director of Promotions. It was Jeremy who gave me the opportunity to not just be the publicist but an executive producer of the Thisis50 channel.

What’s a Publicist responsibility officially?

A publicist manages campaigns and generates press coverage on behalf of their clients via television, radio, and media outlets.

If there is, what is the difference between a PR agent and a Publicist?

I have no idea what a PR agent is. There is a difference between a booking agent and a publicist. Most publicists hate to be referred to as a “PR”. A booking agent earns a percentage on appearances or performance made by an artist. Publicist book press, which renders no financial gain only exposure.

How long have you been a publicist and who are some clients you have represented before?

I have been a publicist for 10 years. I’ve represented exclusively Tweet, The Raheem Brock Foundation, Les Twins, Colonel Loud, and a plethora of indie artists. I’m not only a publicist. I am an event coordinator, brand specialist, and social media maven. Wearing more than one that allows you to have a bigger retainer.

How did you get into publicity?

I was actually an event promoter and I handled a lot of talent. I knew most of the editors of different media outlets because they frequented lounges I was in charge of. Through those interactions, I realized I could make more money being a publicist so I took classes online and merged my relationships with what I learned.

Is publicity a 24/7 job?

When working on a project, you are on call. Meetings, following up, phone calls and deadlines. It really never stops until the campaign is over then it starts back up.

At what point in a recording artists career should they start working with Publicists?

You should always begin working with a publicist a minimum of 2 months prior to releasing a project. It gives the publicist time to get feedback, adjust their pitch if necessary and it aligns with the promotion of the release.

Is a publicist an A&R?

Not specifically, but I will not take on a client unless I like their music. I gotta bump it everywhere or there will be no passion for it.

Is a Publicist responsible for creating revenue for a client?

It is not the responsibility of your publicist to create funds for you. Exposure does not always equal revenue. It can assist in attaining it.

As the industry changes rapidly, forecast the future of digital marketing for music?

We live in a microwave society where things are always changing. Thinking outside of the box when doing a release will make the difference in who decides to listen to you.

I (a potential client) have a new product coming out and want it to be a success. What is an ideal amount of time to hire a publicist ahead of the product’s release?

Two months.

Is there longevity as a Publicist?

Definitely! There are always new clients, new opportunities and new ways to connect with the public.

The most important advice you would give up-and-coming publicists?

Learn first. Don’t just assume because you know a couple of people in Media that you can do this job. Not every outlet will fit every client.

Is the publicity landscape still the same as when you first got into the game?

It’s not. Unfortunately, there is a lot of “Pay 2 Play”.

What is a lot of publicist doing wrong these days?

Honestly, I believe everyone has their way. Is the way I would do it, not all the time but I have never been in the business of judging others methods.

Follow Tavia Mapp for daily updates via Instagram.

For scheduled consultations, contact Tavia via email.

Ricky Bats – Bats Born a True Spitter (LP)

Currently pushing two hit singles in “Slash” and “On My Block”. New York recording artist Ricky Bats continues his momentum with another big release in the full-length project, properly-titled, Bats Born a True Spitter.

The new project is a 13-track arsenal of lethal lyricism. Featuring guest appearances by Maino, Uncle Murda, and radio personality Sway. Along with “Slash” and “On My Block”, the project also features breakout cuts, “Lay Low”, “34 Shots”, and “Time”. The perfect project for any newfound fan looking for great East Coast rhymeslaying.

Well known for his previous efforts throughout music, Ricky Bats is best known for his impressive Sway Universe freestyle on Shady 45. Ricky Bats new album is available now via Gotham City Boys.

Stream Bats Born a True Spitter Now.

Meet DJ Flee, Heavy Hitters’ Superstar DJ

East-meets-Dirty South as the New York-bred Heavy Hitters’ DJ Flee sits at the top of Southern Hip Hop.

“I decided to bring my culture to the city,” DJ Flee implements.

Established his popularity as Bodega Flee, the 28-year-old Dominican came up in the nightlife as a promoter. The former Basketball star infuses his proud roots with both today’s hottest acts and underground breakout trendsetters. Blessed to be among legends in both music and radio under the Heavy Hitters regime like DJ Felli Fel of Power 106 and Bootleg Kev of Real 92.3. DJ Flee is highlighted as the driving force of the brand’s next generation and the tastemaker is firmly planted as the go-to for breaking new artists and music to not only the South but the world.

Starting his career in New York, thanks to his musical selection, high energy, and more importantly his consistency, Flee journey has taken him throughout the South. Currently, at The Beats (104.5), Flee has run rampant in Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Miami. Trap Beckham, Cassanova, BallGreezy, connected with today’s hottest acts DJ Flee’s energy has been highly-publicized by high-profile publications TMZ, Bleacher Report, and The Source.

Artists like Zoey Dollaz (“Blow a Check”) have credited DJ Flee for breaking their chart-topping hits to the influential club scene, that of course, translated to the iconic Billboard charts. Turning underground bangers into hit singles almost overnight, that’s the type of star power DJ Flee delivers.

From the bodega to the top. Hard work, dedication, experience has earned DJ Flee the tastemaking position he firmly sits in within today’s Hip Hop. Ready to transition himself into superstar status, the promising DJ continues to develop a signature style that infusion the old school traditions and new school evolution to the East Coast. Heatseeking, DJ Flee is easily becoming one of the biggest DJs in Hip Hop today, honestly, it’s only a matter of time before he is the biggest DJ in today’s Hip Hop. So stay tuned.

DJ Flee’s journey continues on, follow the Heavy Hitter sound today via Instagram and Twitter.

Sammi Rae Murciano – “Escápate”

Worlds collide over the beat in Sammi Rae Murciano’s first collaboration with the reggaetón artist, Los Vegas. The two respective talents bring the passionate of bilingual dance to the masses on new hit, “Escápate”. The magnetic collaboration brings to life the sentimental romance often featured in Reggaetón hits with an energetically pumping backbeat and laid-back flow that is sure to make it a club hit.

The track is the direct follow up to Murciano’s breakout hit, “Dream Bigger”. Murciano shows off her vocal prowess in a new genre which she seems just as at home in as her past pop-driven tracks. On collaborating with Los Vegas, Murcaino had this to say.

“It has been amazing to work together. To collaborate with someone who has the same passion and dedication for music as I do. We are very excited for what’s to come and have a lot of new music coming soon.”

More than a song, the two collaborators will be taking their act on the road this Summer. With “Escápate” hitting the airwaves, Sammi Rae along with Los Vegas seems to have the perfect Reggaetón dance hit to kick off the coming Summer months. Hitting the New York shoreline, the tour will stop in Huntington Station, Farmingdale, Garden City, and Wantagh.

For everything Sammi Rae Murciano, follow the rising star on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Stream “Escápate” now, courtesy of Spotify.

NATHANIEL DROPS ANTICIPATED ALBUM THE RETRO TAPE | @NATHANIELRNB

NATHANIEL BRIDGES THE GAP OF TWO ERA’S WITH NEW PROJECT “THE RETRO TAPE”

 

Digging through the crates to find some of the most iconic classics is where it all started.

The Retro Tape features samples from legends like Gang Starr, Tupac Shakur and Mobb Deep.

The leading single “Tear it up” feat Casanova has been add to major radio worldwide.

The video has also been aired on Bet Jamz, Mtv and Fuse.

The follow up single “Whine On Me” was produced by Grammy award winning Jahlil Beats.

Nathaniel has already worked with Dj Khaled, French Montana, Pusha T, Remy Ma and Swizz beats to name a few.

This debut project allows him to merge the sounds of hip hop’s golden era with today’s style and lingo.

The Retro Tape was first released exclusively through the “Nathaniel App” which is available in the app store and google play.

Make sure to listen here.

Keep in touch with Nathaniel on social media profiles below.

Instagram : @Nathanielonline
Twitter: @Nathanielrnb
Youtube: www.youtube.com/toflynate
Website: www.Nathanielonline.com 
Email: Info@fortgreenemusic.com

Rockwelz “Mxnxpxly MOBB” Video ft. John Jigg$ x Prodigy @forbesliving

Rockwelz releases visuals for “Mxnxpxly MOBB” , the third video off his latest album “Rock Stories by Aesop.” 

Rockwelz links with John Jigg$ for back to back slick, clever punchlines and superior storytelling that features a verse from the late Prodigy to valorize the track. The NY artist utilizes the video to depict a time when emcees got together to vibe out and shared rhyme schemes about downfalls and come ups. Rockwelz and Jigg$ embody growth from a rough past in lieu of vivid and gimmick free storytelling.

“Mxnxpxly MOBB” is affluent with boom bap cadences and enraptured tones set to revive the essence of Hip-Hop, while Rockwelz and John Jigg$ awaken the dissipated authenticity of lyricism. Watch “Mxnxpxly MOBB” above.