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No Days Off Radio Presents 2nd Annual Da Juice Competition

No Days Off Radio Presents 2nd Annual Da Juice Competition

No Days Off Radio host second annual Da Juice Competition
No Days Off Radio host second annual Da Juice Competition

Atlanta,Ga (Feb 12. 2016) –  With SXSW 2016 gearing up right around there Atlanta’s very own No Days Off Radio announces the 2nd Annual No Days Off Da Juice Concert Series. With the help of this years sponsorship of Home Team Apparel, Lyft, Daily Freshness and Belair and this year the first and second place winner heads to Austin,Tx.

With NDO Radio captivating the internet radio waves in Atlanta they are now giving local artist a chance to perform at the historical hip hop festival; SXSW.  On March 5th,2016 NDO Radio will host the first portion of the mobile series at The Vinyl at Center Stage. Da Juice competition gives indie artist their chance to proclaim the title of being the hottest independent artist in the south. The contest will be hosted by D.Will and E.A. Jace and participants will be judged by industry professionals and  will critiqued in three categories crowd participation, stage presence, and quality of music. First and second place winner will receive a free slot on the NDO Radio Da Juice performance stage in Austin,Texas on March 18th. Last years winner Black Walker says, ” The experience and knowledge I’ve gained from attending SXSW and Da Juice competition has allowed me to network and touch bases with a larger audience.

No Days Off officially announced the first four headliners for the concert series which includes Breezy Castilleo, Merlo, J Harvard and last years’ Da Juice winner Black Walker. NDO Radio CEO says, “ he is excited to give Atlanta artist the opportunity to expand their music and brand on a major platform such as SXSW 2016.” If you are a independent artist looking to expand your brand this is a opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

Instructions on how to register for No Days Off Da Juice competition
Instructions on how to register for No Days Off Da Juice competition

For more information and updates on how you can register and attend Da Juice be sure to follow No Days Off Radio on Instagram @ndoradio or visit NDOradio.com

Radio One Presents #StrategyForChange

Celebrites and citizens all over the Atlanta community gather at the #StrategyForChange town hall meeting in efforts to decrease the rate of police brutality.
Celebrites and citizens all over the Atlanta community gather at the #StrategyForChange town hall meeting in efforts to decrease the rate of police brutality.

 

In the wake of a number of protests in Atlanta, popular radio and TV host Rickey Smiley, entertainers and community leaders hosted a town hall meeting called #StrategyForChange. The town hall meeting was put together by Radio One and played on several radio stations including popular urban stations V-103 and Hot 107.9.

Popular figures and represnatives from metro-area police departments, along with Black Lives Matter activists gathered at the House of Hope Church in Decatur to figure out ways to work together to improve relations between police and black communities.

The meeting comes after protesters marched for five days through Atlanta asking for something to happen from top Atlanta officials. The night was full calls demanding for solutions for real change. However at times it became filled with raw emotions and anger over police killings of unarmed black men across the country.

Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Bernice King, urged citizens to organize and agree on a mission and develop a strategy. King says, “We must stay together and continuously hold the justice system accountable for these acts that are killing are community. A few days of marching and talking on social media will not change it but if we pull together and vote during the elections for a communities representatives and judge we will see a difference.”

Anger and pain were also directed at police representatives on the panel, including DeKalb Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander.

“We’ve got to be ready to listen to the people and hear their anger, and tend to their anger and cerate some opportunities in which we can continue to work together,” Alexander told us.

While the end of the event did not result in a consensus of how to solve the problems of policing in America, all there agreed that there is a need for people of all races to unite and bring peace between police and minority communities.

“If all lives matter,” said singer Tyrese, “we need you to show up for us.”

D. Best Set to Release Best Wishes Ep

D.Best Best Wishes Ep photoshoot
D.Best Best Wishes Ep photoshoot

Party With the Kid” rapper D.Best will now have a second project to add to his catalog entitled  Best Wishes. “I really apologize for the wait,” the Atlanta rapper said in a Snapchat video on Wednesday night [June 1], “but Best Wishes the Ep will be dropping Friday, July 2nd .” A series of videos on his Snapchat story also featured snippets of the music. Word of the mixtape’s release came mid-April, when Best informed us via Twitter his management wouldn’t let him release his EP until next year. “They’re not allowing me to release another project until January, f*** it Best Wishes,” he said in a tweet. It looks like the project has finally come to fruition and it’ll really be released this July.

Head of artist management at Red Diamonds Darius Jackson says, “the Red Diamonds team decided to go head and invest in pushing this project regardless of what the label No Genre was willing to push it or not.”

 

I linked with the Aurora native before he took stage at Tabernacle for Hot 107.9 Annual Birthdaybash before his premiere performance of his lead single of the  project called “UberEverywhere”. Best released the single via soundcloud and itunes earlier this month and it has already set fire to Atlanta airwaves playing on Hot 107.9, Streetz 94.5 and V-103.

 

D.Best tells us that the same amount of work and dedication he’s previously put into his mixtapes, he’s put into Best Wishes. The versatile musicians says, “I’m relentless at making sure that my music is good music.” He also revealed that he doesn’t have a set-in-stone recording process. Sometimes, some aspects of his songs come before others, while at other times he let’s the music take him where he needs to go. But one thing is for sure, he always goes all out when it comes to creating new music. Best says, “When I’m making music, I don’t really have a recording process. Sometimes I may come up with the hooks and the verses before I find a beat. Sometimes I let the music take me away, and that’s just always been my recording process. I go in, I put 100% into everything that I do.”

 

D.Best musical mentor E.A. Jace who is the co-founder of No Days Off Radio credits D.Best success to his ability to connect with previous legends and translate there qualities in something the newer generation can understand.

Chicago native lays it all out on Best Wishes Ep
Chicago native lays it all out on Best Wishes Ep

Influenced by many greats, such as Nas, Biggie, Andre 3000 and Jay Z Best is claiming his mark as a dynamic southern lyricist with his latest feature on  Sneakyy’s single “Dats My Dawg”. D.Best creates a hardcore 16 bar freestyle verse about his relationships with other artist in the hip hop industry.

 

After getting a sneak preview of the project during an intimate listening session E.A Jace. says, “this is a classic piece of art work that I think will bring something different to the rap game. I’ve watched him out his blood, sweat and tears into this project and I think the streets will love it.”

 

With D.Best reaching a new cusp of his career it looks like he is definitely someone to keep your ears open to. You can follow D.Best on all social media platforms @D.BEST360.

One MusicFest Announces 2016 Line Up

One MusicFest releases 2016 Line Up
One MusicFest releases 2016 Line Up

 

The moment thousands of fans have anxiously been waiting for has arrived. One Music Festival has revealed the first round of artists set to perform at the seventh annual event on September 10, 2016. The festival will bring together the best of urban music at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta. The festival attracts music legends and contemporaries from genres like Rock, Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Disco, and Soul.

 

Already earning considerable buzz after adding a second stage this 2016, One MusicFest is continuing the momentum with what promises to be the best lineup yet. Performers include: Wale, SZA, Big Krit ,Kendrick LamarLauryn HillDj Khaled, Janelle Monae, The Roots, A$AP Rocky. Grammy Award nominated artist J.Cole will also launch his new summer line for his Dreamville collection.

 

“We were really happy with the lineup from One MusicFest 2016 but the lineup for 2016 has us over the moon. We constantly challenge ourselves to bring something even better, and this year’s challenge was well worth it,”  says Asia Jeton , who is a promotions coordinator at One MusicFest.

 

Founded by Jason Carter, ONE MusicFest has been one of the Southeast’s largest home-grown musical arts festival to date, including over 10,000 plus attendees. Carter has brought Atlanta music lovers the best and the brightest urban alternative acts and has allowed them to perform in a welcoming, hospitable setting, creating an atmosphere where everyone can enjoy and discover music. This year One MusicFest partners with FestiPay to provide festival goers with a easy and convenient way to make purchases through out festival.

 

2015-2016 migration from festival tickets to digital access cards
2015-2016 migration from festival tickets to digital access cards

With an experience that blends music, live instrumentation, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more, One MusicFest is setting itself up to join the ranks of some of the country’s biggest and best music festivals, such as Coachella and South by Southwest.

 

Tickets are available for as low as $59 for lawn seating. VIP passes, with front row pit access, elevated viewing area, VIP (no line) access, air conditioned chill lounge, bottle service, cocktail service, complimentary champagne toasts, private security, clean trailer bathrooms with running water and air conditioning, giveaways, meet and greets, and more starting at $195 for a day pass. OneMusicFest is an 18 and over event. Visit http://www.onemusicfest.com/ for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/onemusicfestand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/onemusicfest . For any media inquiries, contact Chad Shearer at Caren West PR at chdavivd@carenwestpr.com or twitter.com/chadavid

 

All Three Coast Festival Releases 2016 Line Up

A3C City 2016 Music Festival is Back
A3C City 2016 Music Festival is Back

 

One of the largest premier hip-hop festivals is set to return for its 14th time to Atlanta, Ga, with a host of artists and speakers.Organizers for Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference have announced some of the scheduled participants for the Oct. 5-9 event.

A3C (an acronym for “all three coasts”) estimates more than 25,000 fans attended the festival in 2015. A3C’s conference series brings together hip-hop industry heavyweights for panels and workshops in topics such as artist development, technology, film and video, style/fashion, pro audio, and social responsibility.

 

 

The first wave of artists and speakers includes; De La Soul, Rakim, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y  & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce, Pharoahe Monch, Organized Noize, PNB Rock, Machine Gun Kelly, and 2 Chainz. Additionally, one half of the hip-hop duo Outkast, Big Boi, will serve as a keynote speaker on the panel discussion entitled “Got Purp?” The panel is named after Boi’s first independent project after reaching stardium with the group Outkast. The project entitled Big Boi Presents…got purp? Became the first project of his record label, Purple Ribbon All Stars. The panel will give independent artist the formula to create a hit song.

 

What makes a good hip-hop formula.
What makes a good hip-hop formula.

 

The A3C festival not only allows mainstream artists to teach panels but also allows them to perform on the festival main stage. Additionally, the festival also allows independent artists a chance to perform at showcases and gain exposure. More than 50 up-and-coming artists applied to perform through the concert-booking website Sonicbids. Among the already-selected artists are; Looni, Mykko Montana, Super Ace, 2kool Sneakyy and Lil Donald.

 

One of the first major A3C Showcases is put on by hip-hop sensation Future record label Freebandz. The label will be hosting a major showcase, the winner of which gets to sign a deal with Freebandz.

 

Additional  showcase participants will be announced in August and September.

 

The week-long event will be held in various creative areas around Atlanta, such as Old 4th Ward, Edgewood Avenue, East Atlanta Village and Castleberry Hills. Specific stage locations have yet to be announced.The conference series will take place at the Loudermilk Center, which will also feature vendors ranging from fashion designers to media outlets, artist managers. The SAE Institute of Atlanta will house the A3C Pro-Audio Conference Center.

 

Last year’s lineup of artists and speakers included; Black Thought, 2 Chainz, The LOX, B.o.B, Bun B, Scarface, Mystikal & Juvenile, Twista, Rocko, Mannie Fresh, Slaughterhouse and more.

Separate passes for musical performances and conferences start at $119. All-access passes start at $199. VIP passes, which include access to all musical performances and conferences, as well as special industry networking events, start at $399.