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.
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
Queen Hustle V presents Got Curl? Expo 2.0 on Saturday, September 28th
from 12-4pm. The event will be held at the African American Museum in
Hempstead, New York.
Returning this year is Palmer’s & Eden Body Works, along with several
curly hair specialists, celebrity stylists, vendors, artisans, and more.
Got Curl? carries products for women, children, and offers hair and beard
care for men. Be sure to head out with the family to the African American
Museum located at 110 North Fulton Ave., Hempstead, New York, 11550 on
September 28th from 12-4pm.
“Welcome…and thank you for your interest in Got Curl Expo 2019! As a
fellow Curly Girl and proud Momma of two big curl girls I can totally relate!
Finding the best products and styling techniques that are optimal to manage our
curly locks has been a challenge over the years. With the wide array of
products and services that have come onto the market in the past 5 years we
have more options than ever before. Yaaahhh!! Now you would think that managing
our hair has become simpler…on the contrary! With more options it is up to
the curly endowed to decipher which products and techniques are best suited for
her/his specific curly hair type. It is from this need aroused my desire to
bring this information to the public via product experts and curly stylists under
one roof on one day at one fantastic event. We have also included the men with
a special emphasis on products and services geared towards men’s grooming
needs! How grand!!!!” –Victoria Stanton
Show makes it’s return to NYC on Monday, May 13th for the first time since the
shows move to terrestrial radio for Monday Is The New Friday.
“We are blessed to have a radio show on an FM platform as unique as 98.1 Urban Heat in Boston, but there’s nothing like hosting a live show where we get to come up with it all on the spot, plus we get to see some awesome competition and who doesn’t like that?”
Head out to
The Five Spot in Brooklyn as The Ryan show teams up with an elite group of Hip
Hop legends in search of the next heavyweight emcee of NYC. The hosts; Ryan, Mr. Cheeks, and Hamptons Dave
will determine the top performer as they compete for prizes including an interview
on The Ryan Show FM which is broadcasted on 35 stations, opening act for Royal
Flush at The Delancey, a feature by Joe Fatal, Young Atlas interview, blog placement,
and more. The contest will be judged by
Joe Fatal, Royal Flush, and Bernadette Price with music by DJ K Bliss.
contestants hit the stage catch some stand up comedy headlined by Tom Farrell
and a plethora of 420 madness. The Ryan Show will top the night off with a
birthday celebration for legendary Queens emcee Royal Flush.
Doors open at 7pm at The Five Spot located at 459 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.
“The Lovers Lyfe” is based on a true story that shows no matter how long or how far apart if its meant to be.” The film centers on the story of Nina, a young, single mother in Pittsburgh during the 1990s.
At just the tender age of 19, Nina must act with bravery and determination when she is faced with multiple challenges at once: losing her mother to cancer, parenting on her own, and supporting herself and her young daughter. While working in a Pittsburgh nightclub Nina meets Chris, a spirited young entrepreneur who shares Nina’s resolve for a better life. While time and circumstance drive the two apart, a chance Facebook message – sent nearly two decades after their first encounter – ultimately brings them back together.
Inspired by the events of Brooks’ own life, her goal in creating the series is to encourage others to overcome their greatest challenges, and remind them to never give up on love. “Who would have thought a simple Facebook message would rekindle a lost love in such an unforgettable way. Here’s the story of “The Lovers Lyfe”
“As a native of Pittsburgh, it is both a privilege and honor to film “The Lovers Lyfe” amid what is one of the most cinematic skylines anywhere in the world. I’m excited and blessed to film here in Pittsburgh, not only because of the talent and visual splendor of our city, but to help advance film in Pittsburgh for all artists, African-American performers and independent film producers.” –Nina Brooks
Emmy Award-winning film director Emmai Alaquiva, nationally-renowned actress Christina Cooper, and celebrated screenwriter Cambreisha Montgomery are among the cast and crew. With an emphasis on bringing African-American talent to the screen, “The Lovers Lyfe” spotlights the extraordinary abilities of artists from both Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. In addition to sharing her story and expanding opportunities for African-American artists, Brooks also hopes to strengthen Pittsburgh’s burgeoning footprint in the film and television industry.
About Nina Brooks
Film Producer, Writer, Creator and IT Guru, powerhouse of leadership and the creative force behind production. Humble beginnings as an orphan teenage mother , she is now Co-Founder of CEP Productions, LLC., a film production company. Ninaattended the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and has acquired a Master’s Degree in Leadership from prestigious Duquesne University. Nina’s work has been selected to showcase at The 2019 PAN African Film Festival.
The Plug International presents Omen44’s “Building A Nation” Album Release Party on Friday August 24th, 2018. The celebration, hosted by Nikki, will take place at Café De La Esquina in Brooklyn and show time begins at 8pm!
The Brooklyn emcee enlisted some of New York’s most elite Hip Hop legends and artists to rock the stage. There will be performances by Tragedy Khadafi, Steele of Smif N Wessun, Bankai Fam, Radamiz, Chelsea Reject, Supreme Sniper, Ju Muny, and Carmen. Blazing on the wheels of steel will be DJ Tomo aka Ta-mu, DJ Ken-G, DJ Ishiura, and DJ By. Omen44 will be headlining music off his new album “Building a Nation”.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite and $15 at the door. Ladies arrive before midnight for $10 entry. Must be 21 and over with proper identification.
True Hip Hop heads know that Rap is not Hip Hop, it is an element of Hip Hop. There are far and few artists who undeniably represent Hip Hop as a culture and all of its elements. What seems to be lost in today’s day in age is the element of knowledge…Hip Hop legend and pioneer DoItAll from Lords of the Underground has taken a pledge to formally give back to the communities and boroughs of society by running for Councilman-At-Large for Newark, NJ. 25 years ago Hip Hop was introduced to The Lords, and now 25 years later “Chief Rocka” is rocking the political realm.
On May 8th be part of history in the making, be part of unity, and be part of change! Vote B5 for DoItAll Dupre Kelly Councilman-at-Large for Newark, New Jersey!
The Message, “When you love your city you can change it!”
MJ: First and foremost, salute to a strong and prominent 25 years in Hip Hop, and the entertainment business as a whole! For those who don’t know you have starred in some Indie Films as well as Law and Order, Oz, and even the Soprano’s! So why politics? What possesses a renowned and celebrated Hip Hop artist to open the door of politics?
DoItAll: Thank you! My decision is an accumulation of many things. One being a Hip Hop Artist. That allowed me to travel the world and to be able to see firsthand how different countries and different cities use the culture of Hip Hop to galvanize people in their communities. Another decision was based on my time being around elected officials in the great city of Newark NJ. That allowed me to be a fly on the wall and learn who was working on the people’s behalf and who was not. Lastly, the decision was based on a conversation that I had with Tupac Shakur over 20 years ago about how Hip Hop Artists need to become as popular as we can so that we would be able to go back to our perspective cities to create big and better youth initiative programs and to be able to start nonprofit organizations as well as run for political office. A goal so we can directly and effectively vote on Laws, Ordinances, policies & issues that concern the residents.
MJ: You mentioned on the radio how early on in your music career about that profound conversation with Tupac. I think of the irony with that conversation as Tupac was extremely political with his rhymes and known for preaching to his fellow artists about coming together and changing the world. If he was still with us how would that conversation flow today? I can envision Tupac being one of your biggest supporters!
DoItAll: Tupac would have most likely have followed his own advice and entered into politics himself.
MJ: You have a powerful campaign followed by patrons of every walk and culture of life from our youth to seniors. Can you share some of the immediate changes you plan on developing in the city of Newark?
DoItAll: I will fight for the city to make a greater investment into our youth. For example, the city had a summer jobs program that was under funded. 5000 young people applied and only 2500 were placed into jobs. In our city every child deserves to have the opportunity.
MJ: Aside from the campaign you have other endeavors heightening this new year. Tell us about those.
DoItAll: I have a few film projects that are on hold until the campaign is over as well as a 25-year anniversary tour and music coming with my group Lords of the Underground.
MJ: As a fan I have to say thank you! Thank you for continuing to create timeless music and blessing fans with 25+ years of longevity!
DoItAll: We’re still at it. We just came back from Switzerland. We do about 60-100 shows a year!
MJ: Let’s take it back to music. As a vet, what jewels can you drop for up and coming artists? What would you say is needed for them to truly embrace the essence and elements of Hip Hop?
DoItAll: I would say Hip Hop was always used as a platform where you could tell or showed people how you and your family, friends, loved ones or your peers were living the culture. The narrators of the culture are the rappers. I would tell these rappers to narrate what they see and how they are living the culture. I would also tell them to be mindful of the influence they have over a weak or impressionable mind and deliver a message. Utilize your platform to inspire.
MJ: Are you hopeful the DoItAll for Newark Campaign will encourage and empower those artists to become more involved within their communities?
DoItAll: Yes. I pray that I am the spark for artists who are more popular than I am. I want them to go back to their communities to do great work.
MJ: As we wrap up, please let everyone know how they can donate to the campaign and continue to support you and “Raise The Torch”.
DoItAll: People can donate to the Doitall for Newark@ Movement by Texting “Doitall” to 973-846-2211 (wait for a quick text back). Donate from $1 to $2,600. If anyone donates anything over $2,600 I will have to send it back.
MJ: Thank you for taking the time for our readers, it has been an honor! It is refreshing to experience a political campaign with a candidate who is genuinely for the people, his community, and the city as a whole! This is far from new for you. You have been giving back to the city of Newark for over decades and providing countless platforms for growth and success! I vote B5!
DoItAll: Thank you! Just remember when people love their city they can change it!
Dupré “Doitall” Kelly is now an official candidate on the ballot for the upcoming May 8, 2018 in Newark, NJ after turning in over 2,000 petitions.
Throughout his life, Dupré Kelly has always had a passion for the City of Newark and a drive to serve his community. In 1994, Mayor of Newark Sharpe James, honored his group with their very own Lords of The Underground Day making September 28th an annual holiday. Whether through his music, his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, business endeavors or his not for profit organization Dupré serves his community in many capacities. He is co-founder of 211 Community Impact a not-for-profit 501c3 company in Newark, NJ. 211 Community Impact helps through its grassroots programs addressing literacy, homelessness, mental health and wellness, education, gun violence and currently runs many youth activities. Furthermore, he is Co-CEO of 211 Media Group, a company that specializes in all aspects of media, television and film production as well as event planning and consulting. When elected Du-Kelly will make history as the first Platinum selling Hip-Hop artist to hold public office.
As Councilman at Large Dupré Kelly wants to address several issues:
Lack of funding for Youth Programming and Summer Jobs. In order to secure a better tomorrow for us all, we must make greater investments in our youth today. This year over 5,000 Newark youth applied to the Mayor’s summer youth program. Because of funding constraints the City was only able to roughly employ 2,500 students. By expanding private investment by $2 million for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program we can truly leave no child behind.
Initiate Greater Activities through Arts & Culture. It is through Dupré Kelly’s extensive artistic experience he believes that the arts drive creativity and creativity spurs jobs creation. The latest data from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account ( A collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)) reveals that the arts and cultural sector contributed $729.6 billion or 4.2 percent to the U.S. economy that year. Between 1998 and 2014, the contribution of arts and culture to the nation’s gross domestic product grew by 35.1 percent. Locally, in 2016 Newark’s Arts and Culture Industry generated $178.3 million annually, providing residents income of $133.7M and supporting 4,963 jobs.
Lack of Civic Engagement (Neighborhood Inclusion). We must begin to move the wards out of their individual cultural silos. Encourage a new philosophy on the City Council to move away with protectionist attitudes and work together to serve the interest of the entire city. Doitall will work with stakeholders to make sure the neighborhoods are included in our current economic renaissance. Doitall will create a massive ward by ward initiative encouraging our seniors to volunteer in mentoring and assisting our youth through our city programs.
Dupré Kelly intends to move beyond campaign lines to move the city forward through arts & culture. Newark needs new energy on the City Council. For media please contact Cordelia Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646)678‑6048 and for campaign inquiries please contact campaign manager Monico Cruz at email@example.com or call (973)536‑3729.
Scott La Rock Jr, of SLR Music Group, C75 Live, MJs Hip Hop Connex, and Gorilla Gear present #MyPhilosophyChallenge!
Are your bars dope enough? Are your freestyles lyrical with substance? Want the world to hear you? All you need to do is submit a 60 second freestyle video to Scott La Rock’s famous “My Philosophy” (instrumental). To be considered for the contest please submit video on Instagram and tag @ScottLaRockJr, @SLRMusicGroup, @MJsHipHopConnex, @C75Designs, and @OfficialGorillaArmy.
Remember to hashtag #MyPhilosophyChallenge
Contest ends on March 2nd, birthday of legendary Scott La Rock! Winner will receive…
1 free mixtape placement on Spinrilla
NYC radio interview
Gorilla Gear merchandise
Blog placement in 6 sites including This Is 50, I Am Hip Hop Magazine (London), NOMADS Street Team, and C75 Live
Tuff Kong Records has just announced an album deal with Long Island’s well-known and famed artist John Jigg$. Tuff Kong Records is an Indie Hip Hop Label based out of Rome, Italy with a catalog of music from major artists such as Termanology, Conway, Daniel Son, Benny, and now John Jigg$
With his latest solo album “Twin Cannons”, Jigg$ induced Boom Bap into a 70’s time machine with a delivery of his famous and hardcore New York style lyrics. A few months after the album release Tuff Kong Records took wind to the mass sweep of success Jigg$ received from radio, media, world-wide arenas, fans, an international following, and recognized homage from legendary artists Eric Sermon, Parish Smith, Granddaddy IU, Mr. Cheeks, and Keith Murray.
Jigg$ is actively working with Tuff Kong Records in-house producers Cuns and Sine-One to create a monumental Hip Hop masterpiece set for release in 2018. Follow John Jigg$ and Tuff Kong Records for all updates.