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September 9, 2016
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Michael Barber and Josh Tifer’s song, Take Your Time, was originally released on Interscope Digital back in 2011. The song charted on Itunes and sold over 109,000 copies to date, has been re-released on Michael’s newly released album, Sand Dollars.

Michael Barber is a rapducer, from Evansville, Indiana, best known for being the last artist signed to Death Row Records. That label deal went by the wayside and under water as Death Row entered into it’s last bankruptcy. Barber’s highly touted album, Thrift Shop II Hip Hop was never released.

“Take Your Time” was the first of a music fusion between metal rock guitarist and producer Tifer and self proclaimed, “rapducer” (rapper + producer) Barber. The duo formed the group, Illuminati Sky, and toured the state of Florida twice most notably opening for Naughty by Nature.

Sand Dollars is a mix of those songs that were stranded on Death Row as well as a few projects recorded with Illuminati Sky. Illuminati Sky described their fusion sound as RUNK(Runk = Rap + Punk).

Barber and Tifer, wisely, owned the rights to Take Your Time, and the release is all within the legal limits. The whole album, Sand Dollars is available for sale on all digital outlets online.

Purchase Sand Dollars & Take Your Time on Itunes or Bandcamp Now!


Lil Wayne Sues Universal Music, Says He’s Owed Profits From Drake, Nicki Minaj & Tyga

March 29, 2016
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Universal Music Group is paying itself instead of shelling out royalties it owes Lil Wayne, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the rapper-producer’s attorneys Monday in California.

Dwayne Carter Jr., known as Lil Wayne, is suing UMG and SoundExchange, claiming he’s been shorted millions from his work discovering and nurturing artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.

Carter claims Universal has diverted tens of millions of dollars of his profits to repay itself for the $100 million it advanced to Cash Money Records, Inc.

“With Universal’s knowledge of Lil Wayne’s rights to partial ownership and profits from those artists, Universal and Cash Money entered into a series of agreements which, among other things, diverted Lil Wayne’s substantial profits to repay debts of Cash Money,” states the complaint. “As a result, 100% of the profits that should have been paid to Lil Wayne as a result of his ownership of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga records have been seized by Universal to repay debts that were neither incurred by nor were the obligations of Lil Wayne.”

Carter’s Young Money Label is a joint venture with Universal’s Cash Money Records designed to manufacture, distribute, promote and exploit performances of new recording artists discovered by Carter and signed to the label, according to the complaint.

He claims their 2003 agreement states the label’s profits “would be divided 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, and ownership of all the Young Money Label property, (e.g., master recordings, copyrights, intellectual property, good will) similarly would be owned 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, respectively.”

After multiple extensions, the term expired June 4, 2015, which puts Drake’s upcoming album in the crosshairs.

“Universal should be grateful and respectful to Lil Wayne for the millions of dollars in distribution fees and profits they have earned on the artists he brought to the company, instead of seizing all of his profits on those artists in a desperate attempt to recoup the tens of millions of dollars they are owed by Cash Money Records,” said Carter’s attorney Howard E. King of King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano in a Monday statement.

SoundExchange, the nonprofit that collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of copyright owners, is also named as a defendant in the suit.

Carter claims “Universal has claimed a right to 100% of the label performance royalties attributed to the YME Records” and “SoundExchange refuses to pay any of the money due to Young Money LLC and Carter individually based on Universal’s conflicting demand.”

Carter wants the court to clear it up and is seeking at least $40 million in damages and disgorged profits and a “judgment declaring the parties’ respective rights with regard to Plaintiffs’ share of label performance royalties.”

Universal Music Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Ja Rule Openly Admits To Having Career Ended By 50 Cent

October 16, 2015
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Dr. Dre – 2Nite (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih)

May 24, 2015
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Cam’ron’s ‘Killa Crunch’ Is Real And Better Than Regular Cereal

April 10, 2015
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We all know rappers love cereal. So when we started seeing photos of Cam’ron and a breakfast snack called Killa Crunch we figured it could be legit, and not just some fun with photoshop. Cam is the guy who sold Dipset Ebola masks, after all.

Well, it turns it’s not quite legit. It’s even better. Instead of cereal, each box of Killa Crunch will feature a free t-shirt and 100 bucks. Now that’s the right way to start your day!

Given what’s inside, Killa Crunch won’t be that easy to find. But there will be boxes in bodegas and stores scattered around New York City between April 10 and 12. Check Virgin Mega’s Instagram and Twitter accounts for hints where.

Non-New Yorkers will also have the chance to buy special edition boxes starting April 13. But those will cost $45 and won’t come with the $100 prize. (And still won’t contain any actual cereal.) So we’re not sure we can recommend that.

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March 8, 2015
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Wiz Khalifa’s week ended in turmoil as he took to Twitter to vent about the problems he’s faced since separating from his estranged wife Amber Rose.

The TGOD rapper opened up on Saturday, the day of his son Sebastian’s second birthday. While Sebastian spent the big day with Amber, (which she documented via Instagram video), Wiz posted several photos of presents and a cake he set up for the toddler’s birthday party. Wiz explains how he hasn’t been able to see his son and claims he never cheated on Amber.

“I’ve never voiced my true unhappiness out of fear of the person I was with and what she would do to make me more unhappy of anyone knew,” he tweeted. “Anyone who really knows me knows that I never cheated on Amber. I always kept my views on family and stability clear and stood by them just as I do anything else I feel strongly about.”

It was recently reported that Wiz submitted photos to the court of Amber’s patio filled with dog feces and trash, allegedly proving that their son would not be in the safest or cleanest environment if he stays in the model’s custody. The PA rapper also compares himself to a hummingbird in reference to his fatherly duties for his son.

Publicist Michael Bentley Interviewed on TNTBS Radio about Slam House, Mitt Romney, and LAHH Hollywood

November 7, 2014
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Michael Bentley is a publicist, A&R, radio show producer, political activist, entrepreneur, and he almost added reality TV star to his list of achievements.

Michael Bentley at Malahide Castle

Michael Bentley taking a selfie at Malahide Castle

Michael Bentley joined TNTBS Radio in Charlotte, NC to talk about his current label, Slam House Music Group, his work as an A&R in the music industry, and of course, Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. Bentley also discussed his part in the 2012 Presidential Election and his helping President Obama defeat Mitt Romney in a very hilarious twitter ordeal.

Bentley brought the juice late in the interview as he talk about how his wife and him didn’t feel like a ‘staged’ reality show wasn’t a great look for the newlyweds. A lot of the talk surrounding Bentley entering the VH1 hit show was around upcoming model, Shaquana Mitchell.

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the very curvy and sexy Shaquana Mitchell

The very curved and thick, Shaquana is more than just a video girl, she is one of the first clients to sign onto a firm that Bentley has started along side Neal Foggie and Mike Authinik. The trio isn’t just starting the music label, Slam House, they have started an agency firm that will represent actors, musicians, and athletes mostly boxers. Shaquana will be a pivotal piece of the newly launched agency and Bentley said the high profile clients they have already secured contracts with is second to none.

Slam House Music

Slam House Music

There is an official launch of the record label, Slam House, and the new agency firm in early 2015 in Philadelphia.

Listen to part of Michael Bentley’s interview with TNTBS below and for more information visit MichaelBentleyLive.com



October 26, 2014
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Ted Park joins Thru the Wire to talk about his new EP, growing up in Madison, and more….TedRaps.com @tedparkboi

Ted Park – I’m Just Being Very Very Honest (Music Video)

October 7, 2014
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Download the new EP “Count on Me’ For FREE at http://www.tedraps.com
Video shot by Hanzel Films, directed and edited by Ted Park and Hanzel Films .
Prod. by Cmplx and Pdub the Producer



November 17, 2012
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Asher Roth Comes Out as the Gay Rapper