My soul is in NYC this morning! Of all times, I’m Seattle bound at one of Hip Hop’s most crucial historic moments. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART of RAP is Ice T’s first film. And, I bet the roof not his last. Speaking about an art form that saved his life. This powerful documentary premier screening is being held today at New York’s Lincoln Center.
(Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap Bio)
In theaters THIS Friday, June 15, 2012…Check your local listings and get out to support!!! A perfect film for the ENTIRE family!!! Hip Hop is not a game, nor sport…IT’S THE LIFE!!!
On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012,the City of Federal Way, WA will honor Grammy Award Winning, Multi Platinum Music Producer Justin “Henny” Henderson with his very own day! Such sweet recognition for 1 of the hardest working producers in the industry.
I had a chance to learn a few things from the Magna Cum-Laude, Business Management graduate, during “The Way The Music Industry Really Works.” A panel he hosted Friday, June 1st @ Federal Way’s Hampton Inn & Suites. The room was filled w/ eager musicians, taking notes on how to better their craft and define their brand. Seattle’s LS even set it off w/ smooth crooning straight from his seat, showcasing how ready he really was for this amazing opportunity. I can honestly say, although I’ve been to many panels in my life, I was truly inspired by some of the panelists stories…Like, former Husky Isaiah Thomas, sharing w/ the audience on how he’s living his dream. Although he’s 5’9 on a good day, Isaiah is bringing the NBA to new heights w/ his dedication and relentless discipline. He says, “I stay paranoid, the paranoid survive.” Ensuring he stays on top of his game. Other panelists included XXL’s Freshman Class Macklemore, DJ Hyphen of KUBE 93’s Sound Session, BBoy of TITS Clothing, Music Producer Jake One, Blogger Casey Carter and Henny’s partner on the beats, Dow Jones (aka Chris Whitacre from Bellevue, WA).
I walked out of there feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to get it in w/ the continued celebration of the homecoming of not only Tha Bizness, but their artist Parker as well at Tacoma’s Encore Nightclub. The new album is brewing, like Seattle’s Best coffee and if I could be a fly on the wall, I would run it down track by track, play by play for my readers 😉 The anticipation is killer!!! But, I promise to deliver the goods once they drop!!!
Days & nights like this have me proud of my city! The town has birthed some great ones and we’ve only just begun, the future is looking fabulous! Keep up w/ Henny & Dow Jones via http://www.THABIZNESS.com and @THABIZNESS on Twitter!!!
Coming LIVE & DIRECT from SEA TOWN BAYBEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!