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Organized Noize | Talk New EP, Working With TLC, Future, Outkast, & More!

Leaders in music production, ORGANIZED NOIZE conceived of and created the DUNGEON FAMILY and has contributed to more than...
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SOM Talk Live, 06/12/2017, Duration: 0:14:00

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China Marie | Talks Too Short, Working With Ray J, & New Album POTPOURRI

Back again with yet another hot single, singer and songwriter China-Marie enlists the help of rapper Philly Swain to tell you just how “Awesome” she’s feeling. The single features a radio-friendly chorus that is sure to become the mantra of anyone’s day.Joining the song’s release is a Hollywood inspired visual which follows the singer in a variety of scenes — one of which finds her being a boss and getting to the paper.“Awesome” is featured on China-Marie’s forthcoming debut album POTPOURRI which features from the likes of Ray J and fellow RnBass duo Jake & Papa.China-Marie’s agenda is to spread a message of confidence throughout her music. Whether it’s letting go of unwarranted situations or flaunting her success in the face of adversity, China is using her new project to deliver empowering messages.She is also working and backed by Bay Area rapper/producer Too Short and has been praised in the industry for providing a soulful and sincere soundtrack that is relatable to her listeners.

SOM Talk Live, 06/12/2017, Duration: 0:10:00

Tia Culver | Talks What It Takes To Be A Publicist

Tia Culver has worked with an array of artists, producers, and entertainment industry taste makers providing interview coordination, media placements, internet and social media marketing as well as special event planning.

SOM Talk Live, 06/12/2017, Duration: 0:10:58

J Metro | Talks New Single "Groove", His Creative Process, & More

J Metro is a crooner with style, soul, originality, exclusive concepts, and impeccable writing skills. This young star has so many accolades to date. Poetry is something that comes natural to him. Playing instruments came to him natural at an early age. Everything about this artist shows that he was born to do music.His new single “Groove,” that he recently dropped, makes you wanna move across the dance floor. Listening to this record is a reminder of the late pop singer Prince. Motion pictures run through the mind with images of old school dances from the 70’s and 80’s. J Metro brought funk music back with this one. This record will put anybody in a good mental space. The record is radio friendly for those who are into pop music.

SOM Talk Live, 06/11/2017, Duration: 0:12:51

Jessica Moultrie | Talks Adorable Talent, & The Entertainment Industry

Jessica Moultrie, a thriving entrepreneur in the millennial generation. Born and raised in New York City and not just a talent herself but she runs a successful Talent Management company, booking kids in all areas of the entertainment field. She has had her own show airing in France about her being a successful talent herself and running a successful talent company.Coming into the industry at 18yrs old booking big brands such as Hanes, Donna Karen, Rocawear, Champion (just to name a few)..she definitely knows what it takes to be on both sides of the camera. Jessica has been running her own talent management company for the past nine years. Due to it’s success she has been able to branch out in Atlanta, Miami and LA to offer her services. She also represents many celeb kids as well. Her resume continues to build with new projects in the works that will surely be taking her career to a whole new level.

SOM Talk Live, 06/11/2017, Duration: 0:07:25

Problem | Talks Unheard Music With Kendrick Lamar, Chachiville, New Music & More!

Problem kicked off 2017 giving his fans a new mixtape (Chachiville) and one-stop online shop for videos, music, lyrics, merchandise and more ( The Compton rapper continues to keep all eyes on him as he drops his official video for “My Squad.”This year Problem’s hit single “My Squad” became the LA Rams team anthem; along with so many other squads across the nation so he called on Todd Gurley and other #Ramly to be part of his official video for the track. His snapchat-story inspired visual takes you through a day in the life as Problem pops up on different squads all over the city. Problem’s new mixtape Chachiville is out now and fans can enjoy videos, lyrics, mixtape music and more on 2008 Problem and his cousin founded Diamond Lane Music Group. Then in 2009 he signed an unsuccessful two-single major tag contract with Universal. However his breakout moment would exist when he was featured on top of E-40’s single “Function” down with YGand Iamsu!. Since that time Problem has worked with the various artists such as Jamie Foxx, Game, Kendrick Lamar, Bobby V, 9th Wonder, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle, Burrow G, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Jim Jones, Travis Barker, and John Legend among numerous others. Over his career Problem has free seven mixtapes. On February 13, 2013, Problem free a two-way mixtape with Iamsu! aristocratic Million Dollar Afro with guest appearances from Juvenile, Too Short and Omarion.Stay social with Problem on Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat @Problem354

SOM Talk Live, 03/09/2017, Duration: 0:14:26

J'Lyn Furby | Talks SoopaFitt, American Kinetics LLC, & The Music Business!

American Kinetics established SoopaFitt Health and Wellness as a 21st century public engagement scope of work that makes available health and obesity prevention strategies to the global community. As communicated by the center for disease control obesity is preventable. Additionally the center defines obesity as an act of over consuming power that causes debilitating consequences to individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and cultures of society. The center also measures the impact of obesity as economic, social, personal and medical costs. It is within the context that obesity is preventable that stakeholders have created, designed and established SoopaFitt Health and Wellness.www.AmericanKineticsLLC.comwww.SoopaFitt.comJLYN@AMERICANKINETICSLLC.COM

SOM Talk Live, 02/03/2017, Duration: 0:42:19

Christina Milian | Talks New Music, Jet Smarter, & More!

Milian is formally known for her role as the social media correspondent for the hit NBC show“The Voice”, was most recently on ABC’s smash “Dancing with the Stars”. Milian also starredalongside John Stamos on FOX’s “Grandfathered” and premiered season two of her hit E! Network’s docu-series “Christina Milian Turned Up”.Christina has an extensive acting resume, recently adding “Dora and Friends: Into the City” as the voice of the mermaid ‘la Sirena Mala’. In addition, catch her on Hulu’s season three of “East Los High”. You may also recognize her for her roles in feature film “Baggage Claim”, the television movie “Christmas Cupid”, CBS shows “A Gifted Man” and “CSI” and recurs as the voice of Esther on “Family Guy.” Milian also starred in the last installment of the popular “Bring It On” franchise in “Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.”Prior to that, Milian’s feature-film credits include “Pulse” opposite Kristen Bell, “Be Cool,” alongside John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Vince Vaughn, “Man of the House” with Tommy Lee Jones, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” a remake of the classic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and the action-thriller “Torque,” opposite Ice Cube and Jay Hernandez.Born in New Jersey and raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Milian – who is of Cuban descent – knew show business was for her immediately. At a young age, Milian became a junior journalist on the Disney Channel’s “Movie Surfers.” Before igniting her musical journey, she appeared as a guest on several TV shows, such as “Clueless,” “Sister, Sister,” “Smart Guy,” “Charmed,” “The Steve Harvey Show” and as a recurring character on “Get Real.”

SOM Talk Live, 01/26/2017, Duration: 0:08:39

Tiffany Foxx | Talks Lil Kim, Goal Diggers, & St. Louis!

Tiffany Foxx(born November 27, 1985) is an American recording artist. Born inSt. Louis,Missouri, Foxx first garnered recognition in 2005 after appearing onSnoop Dogg's compilation albumWelcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album. In 2010, she formed a hip hop groupJune 5th. They released the mixtapeHERstorybefore Foxx decided to pursue her solo career.In 2012, rapperLil' Kimsigned Foxx to her record labelInternational Rock Star Records. Since then she has released three mixtapes,Yellow Tape,Goal DiggersandKing Foxx. She also stars in theVH1reality showLove & Hip Hop: Atlanta.June 5was afemalerapgroup fromSt. Louis,Missouriformed in 2009 signed under Mizay Entertainment that included (in addition to Foxx) such as Scar Ladon, and Brooke Holladay. The group came about when all three girls met on June 5, 2009.Tiffany stated “When we first came together we met because we were all in the business, So we joined forces on June 5th and became the group June 5th.”  On March 24, 2010, June 5 released their first mixtape called,HERstory.In 2012, rapperLil' Kimsigned Tiffany Foxx to her label,International Rock Star Records. Together, the two have released two songs, "Twisted" and "Jay-Z," both of which have accompanying music videos. In the music video for "Twisted",Miley Cyrussupported her friendsLil'Kimand Foxx by appearing in the music video.On October 15, 2013 Tiffany Foxx appeared on theBET Hip Hop AwardsBET cypher. On Christmas Day, Foxx revealed artwork for her upcoming mixtape titled "King Foxx" which is set to be released on Valentine's Day. Tiffany Fox will join the cast of VH1'sLove & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which premieres on April 20, 2015.

SOM Talk Live, 01/18/2017, Duration: 0:18:28

Charli Baltimore | Talks The Notorious B.I.G.'s creating Life After Death, Relationship With Murder Inc, & More!

Baltimore metThe Notorious the summer of 1995, and they became involved in a romantic relationship. B.I.G. introduced her to Lance "Un" Rivera, who signed her andCam'ronto his new label, Untertainment. She made her first appearance in the music industry in 1995 withJunior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money" playing The Notorious B.I.G's then wifeFaith Evans. Her first video was in 1998 with the hit "Money" featured on theWoomovie soundtrack.With collaborators such as Cam'ron andN.O.R.E., Baltimore recorded her debut albumCold as Icewhich featured tracks like "Money", "Pimp Da 1 U Love", "N.B.C." and "Stand Up".After being delayed several times due to friction between Baltimore and the label,Cold as Icewas eventually released promotionally in 1999 (it was not actually made available to the general public until 2009, for digital download). After a five-year hiatus, she was signed toMurder Inc. Records(later renamed The Inc. Records) by CEOIrv Gotti. After constant album delays, she left the label. In 2006 she became affiliated withThe GameandThe Black Wall Street RecordsShe was never signed to the label but appeared on mixtapes with the rest of the Black Wall Street dissing50 Centand hisG-Unit.Baltimore has made appearances in songs such as "Down 4 U", "We Still Don't Give A F**k", and "No One Does It Better" from Irv Gotti Presents The Inc, Ja Rule tracks "Down Ass Bitch" and "The Last Temptation", the Christina Milian track "Spending Time" and Ashanti's "Rain On Me" (remix). In 2003, she earned aGrammy Awardnomination for Best Female Rap Solo Performance, for her single "Diary".I

SOM Talk Live, 01/03/2017, Duration: 0:20:34