(VIDEO) Watch ROCK THE BELLS Hour Special ft. Nas, Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill, Common, Erykah Badu, Ron Artest & more here…
Filmed & edited by Anaconda Productions.
(VIDEO) MTV VMA Exclusive Myspace Interviews with Allison Hagendorf: Cast of Jersey Shore, Flo Rida, DJ Khaled & many more
If you have an Ipad or Iphone, you can view it here below:
The cast of MTV’s Jer sey Shore, Joel & Benji Madden, Flo Rida, Jo Jo, Mindless Behavior, Kat De Lunaand so many more stopped by to talk to Mys pace. Check out the ex clu sive footage here and for more on the VMAs
in clud ing full in ter views, playlists & news vis it www.myspace.com/music
Follow Allison @allihagendorf
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(VIDEO) GAME Interview with Shira Lazar on What’s Trending 8/23/11, the day his new album released on Myspace.com, DeSTORM “Rapping Movie Titles” performance & BIG SEAN on next Tues!
GAME: “There will be tweets in the future that will make headlines”
written by: Douglas Sarine
Game is a two-time Grammy nominated rapper whose debut album “The Documentary” has sold over 2.5 million copies. His new project “The RED Album” is out and full of collaboration with new artists and old friends.
Game, grew up in the Compton area of Los Angeles and was a member of the infamous gang The Bloods. Game got into rap after recovering in the hospital from a gang fight. He is now an international artist who has worked with such hip-hop greats as Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
When talking about the current state of hip-hip Game explained that music constantly changes and that currently it seems like it belongs to pop culture, but that he tries to stay grounded. Game, describe himself as a chameleon, but clarified that he still tries to “stay true to who I am.”
Game’s recent controversy surrounding a tweet from his account that gave the number of the Compton Sheriffs Department trended last week. Game told us that it was someone else playing a joke using his phone that sent the tweet. And when asked if he was worried about his phone being a dangerous weapon Game quipped, “I’m not worried. My charges have been dropped.”
He went on to explain that he thinks the reason they let him go was because there is no law against social networking, but that he suspect they will soon develop one.
“I’m pretty sure they got a team of experts working on how to lock you up for tweeting,” Game said.
When asked what people could expect from his new “RED album” Game joked, “Expect me to be on the cover and definitely expect me to be on it.” I guess to find out the real story, you’ll have to buy the album, available on MySpace.
Rapper/singer/songwriter, DeStorm Power came to the What’s Trending studio and got the audience bumping with a live performance of his viral hit “Rapping Movie Titles.”
DeStorm is known for his amazing YouTube channel where he does everything from original songs to the most original sounding covers you’ve ever heard. He’s reached the landmark recently of one million subscribers and is consistently sought for collaborations by creative peers and major brands.
Power is also famous for accepting “challenges” from his audience and accomplishing them by turning them into remarkable songs. The “Rapping Movie Titles” song he performed in the What’s Trending studio came from a fan who asked him to make a song about his life using 50 movie titles. DeStorm took it up a notch by using over 100.
When asked about the difference between his independent YouTube model and working for a traditional music label Power said, “I enjoy what I do cause I can put the music out when I want. I don’t have to wait for anybody.”
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(VIDEO) Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars attempts to teach us how to salsa & she “dougies” with the crew…
We had a blast hanging out with the beautiful and fun Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With the Stars while she shot her segment for Good Day LA on Fox. Check out the feature below and the behind the scenes interview after. We all fell in love with her within 10 minutes of meeting the down-to-earty uber talented Russian lady. Dancing with the Stars Season 13 begins September 19. Can’t wait to see who her partner is this time, my favorites of course is when she partnered with Mario (singer), Mario Lopez and last season with Ralph Macchio.
Rhey teaching Karina how to “Catdaddy” above is CLASSIC!
She also tells us what music she likes to play for her classmates:
Thanks Steve Vera and Melissa Burger PR for inviting us down to the studio today. So fun! =)
Karina Smirnoff Dance Studio
21720 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
I had to give her the awesome $8.95 new Moscato wine I just picked up from the San Antonion Winery the other day before headed to swim with the Arcilla-Quizon-Isomuras for Ethan’s 5th birthday!
HOUSTON tonight… DWELE & 10 Finalists live… LAST FREE concert of the Budweiser Opening Act Tour powered by Myspace Music!
I’m super proud of our team that was able to pull off a 12 city tour in 30 days.
ESPECIALLY thankful for the veterans who were able to stay on the road without coming home the entire time. (There’s no way I could have done that – I’d miss Walnut & filipino food too much! Special thanks to Cat of Anyone and Marina our former Myspace Music lawyer for handling all the paperwork that we never wanted to touch back here at the homefront.
Tonight marks the very last day of the tour, featuring one last time, my super talented best friend Dwele… for FREE at the Beyonce family owned venue – HOUSE OF DEREON in her hometown of Houston, Texas. DJ Jay-P killing it on the turntables as usual!
The Myspace Tour Team will have our “reunion show” soon so you can know what REALLY happened on tour! Fist fights, beer brawls, no sleeping, pranks, stage diving, club hopping, tennis games, pool sharking, pisoy dos destroying and the most exciting – hotel movie watching!
Join the boys in Houston for one last show…
And buy our Tour Director Randy Nangpi a round of shots for putting up with me pushing him so hard, but kicking ass on this tour!
And congratulations to our winners thus far who have won $5,000 each & got to open up for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Doug E. Fresh in their local market!
Detroit, MI – JOHNNY MANUEL
New York, NY – JERMAINE PAUL
Chicago, IL – CANDICE MARIE
St. Louis, MO – THERESA PAYNE
Cleveland, OH – LOVELY
Philadelphia, PA – MALIKA KMARI
Washington, DC – BRIAN BLUNT
Memphis, TN – DERMEL
Atlanta, GA – SHENA RENEE
Charlotte, NC – SHAUN L’AMONT
Dallas, TX – TESS HENLEY
Houston, TX – TBD TONIGHT!!! =)
Don’t forget VOTING for the NATIONAL GRAND PRIZE $25,000 winner begins 8/26 on
(VIDEO) STRO ELLIOT (formerly of the Procussions) DJ Set & THE PHARCYDE’S Bootie Brown on VNS Radio Interviews 8/13/2011
Had a blast interviewing two of my favorite people/artists last night on DJ Concise’s VIBES & STUFF Radio. Check out the rebroadcast below and come visit us at the Rock the Bells Myspace Music / VNS Radio booth this Saturday.
The eclectic music show airs 5-9pm SUNDAYS on www.vnsradio.com
PART 2: STRO ELLIOT & BROWN of THE PHARCYDE INTERVIEWS:
PART 1: STRO ELLIOT, DJ AB LOON DJ SETS
Take from ROC 4 LIFE:
Just moments ago, JAY-Z and Kanye West aka “The Throne” premiered their brand new video for “Otis”, directed by Spike Jonze. For the video, they avoided the over the top theatrics and decided to just keep it fun, and casual. We love the energy that they are giving. I mean, who else can completely destroy a Maybach in a music video? Well done, guys.
Sidebar: The Maybach that was destroyed in the video will be donated for famine relief.
Our awesome Jay-Z Myspace Release Show in NYC:
Can’t wait to watch the duo perform at Staples Center on 12/12.
Did you get your tickets yet?
Full concert listing at www.myspace.com/jayz
On a Myspace Music / Budweiser Tour with one of our soul/R&B/hiphop favorite Third Floor Radio artists of all time, Dwele- DJ Jay-P took a second to ask him what is “JustRight” to him…
You can download the “JustRight” & “Make Her Feel Good”
mix featuring lots of Dwele songs at “www.itsjustright.org/downloads
Check out a flip cam preview of Dwele in St. Louis with DJ Jay-P and I below:
(VIDEO) Day 6 of Tour: CHICAGO. DWELE rocks SOLD-OUT (capacity) at FREE Budweiser Opening Act Show, powered by Myspace Music. Congratulations Candice Marie!
A dream come true to be able to help put together the Budweiser Opening Act Tour before the Superfest tour with one of the most talented, hard working independent artists I know – DWELE. Randy Nangpi, Adam Nelson, DJ Jay-P, DJ Knuckles, DJ Rasta Root, Steve Vera, Rhey Duque, Jeanette Sario, Issiah Davis, Lisa Schmitz and the entire Myspace team (every department from legal to sales to marketing) and I have enjoyed every minute of executing this program from soup to nuts with Budweiser and our Radio One Partners. It’s been a long process since conceptualizing the contest on Myspace, building the community, sorting through the contestants, executing the live events and providing Budweiser with their local winners.
Not only do you get to see an amazing Superfest tour ft. Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mint Condition & Doug E. Fresh but a week prior you can see a great show with Detroit native & amazing musician, artist & DJ – Dwele – all for FREE!
Dwele & I met several years ago (and yes – he was STILL rockin the freshest ADIDAS back then) way before there was Myspace and we were instant friends post interview on our Los Angeles based underground hip hop & soul radio show called – Third Floor Radio… In the early days of Myspace, we didn’t have 200 MM registered users… we had less than 2MM and Dwele was one of the first 100 artists I forced to get a Myspace page and even created for him. (Artists were unsure of what social networking was during those early years.)
Watch the interview and watch his sentiment
(which mirrored alot of your and other artists/label sentiment)
before we all understood what Myspace was going to be for us.
I know there are many of you that we also created pages for including
De La Soul, Mos Def, Slum Village, Kanye West, etc.
And when you didn’t understand it – you still accepted the offer to shoot an interview for the pages, thank you!
I knew ONE day – you would GET it. and you did!
The power of social networking for the artist was born in this time period…
Thanks to Chris Dewolfe, Tom Anderson and the original 5 for creating such an innovative product – in our evolving days, I feel the Myspace profile will always be a crucial part to the success of an artist connecting with their fans and vise versa.
Here is a highlight piece from last night’s SOLD OUT CAPACITY show before Adam Nelson’s professionally edited video comes out at the end of the month where you can actually vote for your favorite artist or city at www.myspace.com/openingact
(Hi Ice! (Who designed the page!) We miss you!)
and here’s the latest LA Times Cover story of our new owners – the Vanderhook Brothers and creative director – Justin Timberlake.
Such an exciting time for Myspace, your space and most importantly… Artists, DJs, producers, writers, etc… It’s an exciting innovative platform that I am happy to keep promoting as the tools will continue to help you grow the success of your career or passion through your own creative network who also use the site. All of the talented and amazing artists we have met so far – we can’t wait to watch your growth from this entire process.
Speaking of network…
did I tell you that Dwele’s background singers re-connected with him via Myspace?
I’ll film the interview with J.Tait in St. Louis tomorrow so you can hear his story of connecting with Dwele on the site post attending a music conference…
I’d love to continue to hear your Myspace stories as well…
I’ve literally heard hundreds and never get tired of hearing about them!
Message me them at myspace.com/roslynn
Congrats again to our Chicago winner CANDICE MARIE:
Visit her at myspace.com/candicemarie
Remaining tour dates for this fun FREE 21+ party/showcase below and HERE,
our team hopes to meet you in person!
7/30: St Louis
8/5: Washington DC
8/16: Charlotte (with Anthony David)
p.s. Catch the flashback of our FIRST Myspace Music Dwele Release show below to see what you are missing! Hope you join us!
This picture had me crack up I had to post it… Thanks Puruggs!
I think Tom and Chris have a way more interesting story to tell then what we all watched in the Social Network coincidentally starring Justin as Napster founder, Sean Parker. I wonder if art will continue to imitate life and someone is sending a script to JT as we type – to play the role of Tom in a future movie… Who do you think would play TedSkillet? Chris? Josh? HotMaria? Hmm… So fun to think about… Can I get a tiny cameo and be played by my look a likes Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie? lol. OYR! I think Margaret Cho would play me…
But I kinda like this idea, don’t try to steal it!
I hope to meet Nicole Winnaman one day.
How did Justin Timberlake — who in last year’s movie “The Social Network” portrayed a pivotal figure in the history of Facebook’s phenomenal growth — wind up owning part of rival social network Myspace?
It’s all about connections.
An entertainment branding executive learned two weeks ago of talks to sell Myspace. She jumped to bring the pop star and ‘Social Network’ actor into the mix.
Nicole Winnaman, president and founder of entertainment branding firm Winnaman & Associates, learned a little more than two weeks ago that Irvine-based advertising network Specific Media was in talks to acquire Myspace from News Corp. The executive, who has paired musicians like Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Pink with well-known consumer brands, approached Timberlake’s manager with a proposal to take a stake in the struggling Myspace as part of the new owner’s attempt to bring sexy back to the once-dominant social network.
Last Friday, even as Specific Media was hammering out deal points with News Corp. over its $35-million acquisition of Myspace, the digital media company’s founders — brothers Tim and Chris Vanderhook — met with Winnaman and Timberlake’s manager at the futuristic Encounter Restaurant at Los Angeles International Airport to talk about a potential partnership. Timberlake joined the meeting by phone.
On Monday, the Vanderhooks boarded a flight to New York to meet Timberlake in person the following day. By Tuesday night, lawyers for Timberlake and Specific Media were racing to close the partnership deal in time for Wednesday’s acquisition announcement.
“I don’t think anyone slept for 72 hours,” Tim Vanderhook recalled.
Timberlake’s manager, Johnny Wright, said his client — whose career spans many forms of media, including music, film and television — recognizes the power of social media in shaping pop culture. In “The Social Network,” Timberlake portrayed Sean Parker, an Internet entrepreneur who helped Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg secure financing for his fledgling website.
In the case of Myspace, Timberlake made his own undisclosed financial investment, according to Wright.
Timberlake declined to be interviewed for this story, but Wright insisted: “This is not a vanity ownership. He wants to make it relevant in a big way.”
Neither Timberlake’s team nor Specific Media would offer any particular plans for revitalizing Myspace. But Vanderhook said he and his brothers understand digital advertising and how to move traffic on the Internet. He said he hopes Timberlake will be able to give the flagging site renewed social relevance.
“Justin is a tremendously bright guy who is really passionate about the opportunity for artists to build a community with fans,” Vanderhook said. “He’s excited about the platform and the ability to interact with his fans. He’s well aware of the all the unique opportunities that digital media affords someone like him. He will use the platform himself and show other artists how to use it.”