Texarkana, TX artist Voiyce is back with new music titled 'California.' California is based on his visits to California where Voiyce manage currently resides. The track describes how he feels about California and the events that take place when he visited there.
This is a chill laid back track with positive cool vibes. Listen or stream below.
Rita Ora is suing Roc Nation. The singer filed a complaint this morning in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking a judgment that the recording contract she signed with Jay Z’s company in 2008 at the age of 18 violates California law, and is therefore not viable, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Specifically, Rita cites Roc Nation’s new endeavors into the streaming service Tidal, clothing, sports management, and other businesses. “When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist,” the complaint states. “As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.”
The complaint notes California Labor Code §2855 (also known as the “Seven Year Rule”) as grounds for dismissing the contract. The code, in effect in California Law since 1944, states that artists cannot be subject to a contract beyond seven years from the beginning of the deal. The Seven Year Rule has been applied to all facets of Hollywood but has faced a multitude of problems over the years, including a very public and documented lawsuit with Thirty Seconds to Mars.
The lawsuit continues: “Rita’s relationship with Roc Nation is irrevocably damaged. Fortunately for Rita, the California legislature had the foresight to protect its artists from the sorts of vicissitudes she’s experienced with Roc Nation.” As of now, there is no response from Roc Nation, but we’ll continue to update when details emerge.
Poko Pano picked Natalie Pack to model their latest swimwear collection and this girl definitely has what it takes to rock a bikini. Natalie Pack was a contestant on the 12th cycle of 'America's Next Top Model.' She made it overseas, only to be eliminated during the first week in Brazil.
Natalie Pack is an American model who should be on your radar. Natalie Pack, who was recently booted from ANTM, on Tyra Banks and her favoritism. Natalie Pack Is Currently In Chicago Seeing The Sights.
At 6 feet tall Natalie needed a nose that was proportional to her size, ... Natalie Ann Pack had plastic surgery to improve her self image. Miss California 2012 Natalie Pack attends the Maxim Hot 100 Party at Vanguard on May 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
I really enjoyed watching these photos of her. If she is not one of the hottest creatures walking, then I don't know who is.
Who is 3YRD?
If you asked who 3YRD is and what kind of music they create, you may get some different answers. Although the majority of their songs stay within the hip hop realm, Louvis, Tone, and Bmo each bring their own unique voices to the table as they try to stretch the boundaries of genres by using uncommon, cultural instruments to help bring their projects into a new-age life. Each project gives different feelings or emotions as they try to reflect the randomness of day to day life. 3YRD is a group of dedicated best friends that are fully committed to evolving, growing, and nurturing their music to help provide their fans something they can either sing, jump, dance, or even mosh to.
Daniel Perry (Louvis) was born and raised in a small town in Northern California called Susanville. Growing up he loved music more than anything, while also living two lives being a sports superstar. Daniel was drafted out of High School from the 2015 MLB draft in the 13th Round by the Toronto Blue Jays. After deciding to go to college instead of signing to the pros, Daniels love for music blossomed into something great. He then met "Tone" in his first year of college who then inspired him to take music more seriously. After years of producing while playing college baseball, music took over Daniels passion for anything else. Meeting Brenden (Monte') was the tipping point for his love of music as they both came together to form something nobody has ever seen or heard. With that tipping point, 3YRD was created.
Antonio Woodard was Born in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and later moved and grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Tone grew up around music as the majority of his mother’s side of the family are singers or musicians of some sort. He was shy growing up and took him years to be able to sing in front of others. He began to realize how gifted he indeed was once he began singing in choirs and a cappella groups throughout middle school, high school, and college. Music is one of the very few things that he holds near and dear to his heart. It brings him much joy to be blessed with a gift that allows him to move people with his voice through music. It is what he wants to do for the rest of his life. Tone met his best friend, Daniel Perry (Louvis), in college, where they jammed out every chance they could get not knowing the greatness they would create in the near future. Daniel brought light into Tone’s life at the time. Eventually, he was introduced to the one, and only Brenden Montoya (Bmo) and things only went up from there. Tone is so grateful for the two of them because they push him to be the best artist he can be and inspire him to go beyond his limits and comfort zones.
Bmo is from a small town in Northern California called Loomis. His love for music started at a young age. He began writing songs when he was 8 years old and has been perfecting his craft ever since.
Portland Producer and Rapper TOPE, born Anthony Anderson, has been known in some circles as one of Underground Hip Hop's best-kept secrets for some time now. As an up and coming artist, TOPE was best known for his prolific output as a solo rapper and also founding member of the groups Living Proof and TxE.
In early 2014 things started to move for TOPE with cosigns from Cody Chestnutt for his instrumental work and love from the Queen, Erykah Badu herself, for his Take Your Time music video. The release of TOPE's album BROKEBOYSYNDROME marked cosigns from XXL, 2Dopeboyz, The Source and many more.
The sky seemed to be the limit for TOPE as he packed up his bags and moved to California landing in Oakland and eventually moving to LA, then back to Oakland. A 28-city tour followed with TOPE leaking singles here and there to go along with show dates and tours. As time started to tick away the Portland music scene continued to grow and TOPE's career in California seem to have hit a wall. Still managing to land production credits for Slum Village, Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious, and Skyzoo - TOPE's solo music had all but disappeared.
Construction started Friday on the US-Mexico border wall project at Border Field State Park, the third project in San Diego County. Roughly 14 miles of the 8-to-10-foot-high barrier made out of scrap metal will be replaced with a ‘bollard-style wall’ more than twice as tall at the US-Mexico border. Construction on a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border wall kicked off Friday in San Diego, Calif. The Texas construction company, SLSCO, is in charge for building the San Diego part of the wall. The construction will cost an estimated $147 million, according to FOX 4.
A former employee at a Pleasanton, CaliforniaVersace store has filed a lawsuit accusing the high-end retailer of discrimination, not only against him, but towards its Black customers. The suit alleges that during his time as a clerk with the company, 23-year-old Christopher Sampiro was not afforded rest periods and was wrongfully terminated without having received payment for time worked. Sampiro also claims the store carried out a policy of having staff alert co-workers when a Black person entered the establishment by passing mention of it through a secret code.
According to Sampiro the experience began soon after he was hired. In the courts documents he claims to have been informed of the "D410 Code" during a new-employee training. Versace employees are naturally aware of the term, D410, as it is the code used for black clothing. But Sampiro says that while mentoring him on policies and procedures, a manager [who he doesn't name in the suit], told him the code was synonymous for Black customers before encouraging Sampiro to casually warn co-workers of a "D410" when a Black person entered the store. In response to the managers suggestion, Sampiro claims to have shared that he was himself in-fact, part African American. From that point on Sampiro says he was treated differently.
Within two weeks of the alleged D410 incident occurring, Sampiro was fired because he didn't "understand luxury," the lawsuit claims. Sampiro objects to the reason for his termination, saying that management refused him legitimate training following the uncomfortable encounter. Versace denies Sampiro's allegations and has requested that the Alameda County Superior Court dismiss the case. The case will be revisited during a March 21 status conference.
Suave” Churchill, founder and CEO MONSTA SQUADD PRODUCTIONZ (www.monstasquaddproductionz.com) and currently president at Rick Ross Music Group, has been in the industry well over 20 years. He started out as an artist with the group "Nina Mobb" and was signed to the Freeway Rick Ross label “Freeway Academy” and eventually decided he would like to be behind the scenes some years later. In the mid 90's Suave joined the Priority Records street team pushing artist such as Mack 10, Bad Azz, Snoop Dogg, All Frum Tha I, Dr Dre etc.
In 1998 he became head of promotion for FunkCave Records, and shortly after the Vice President of Deep In The Game Records, working with artist such as E-40, Kokane, Spice1, KMG of Above The Law, Deep In The Game Affiliatez and Justified. Suave broadest moment came when he witnessed Dr Dre working on the first "Chronic album" at Dick Griffey studio Solar Hines, which inspired Suave to take command of an organization after witnessing the history of the making of Dr. Dre.
Suave dabbled in management with his first artist Krook, a West Coast R&B sensation in 2003 whom worked with many West Coast artists such as Tha DoggPound. He then later moved to Sacramento California 2005 when the Northern California scene started booming and hooked up with Redderick Lewis aka Pug, the CEO and founder of Outta Bounds Entertainment Group. Redderick introduced Suave to artists such as Messy Marv, C-Bo,Young Meek, Brotha Lynch Hung, Homocide, Bumpin T, Ms Marvaless, T-Nutty, Mac Dre and Ole E & Redrum.
Presently Suave is affiliated with one of the industry guru's Tiffany Gaines, to which he is learning the in-depth angle of the corporate side. Suave also connected with Eric Robinson, which introduced him to the black college scene by bringing him on as the West Coast Regional Manager for Grooveline Magazine, providing him the opportunity to tour the entire black college circuit with major artist.
Although Suave has been in the game many years he's always open for advice and willing to learn something new every single day. Growing up in Pomona California, Suave was surrounded by great talent whether it was sports or entertainment. He was influenced by many hometown icons such as Suga Free, Kokane, Above The Law, Sugar Shane Mosley, Greg Ballard, Marvin Mattox and the list goes on.
A California teen is in intensive care after she took a friend’s antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body from the inside-out. Yaasmeen Castanada, 19, is fighting for her life in the burn unit of the University of California Irvine Medical Center after a diagnosis with a life-threatening drug reaction called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
On Thanksgiving, the sophomore at California State University, Los Angeles, and mother of a 4-month-old baby was coming down with cold symptoms and had a sore throat, so she took an antibiotic offered to her by a friend, Corona said on the web page for a medical fundraising campaign for Yaasmeen.
As the night went on, the teen’s eyes and throat began to burn, her eyes turned red and she was rushed to the hospital, according to her mother. Her body was covered with gigantic blisters. On Dec. 5, she underwent surgery on the top portion of her body, and hospital staff members have scraped the skin on her body to encourage new growth.
The syndrome is a rare and extreme reaction to medication or an infection, according to the Mayo Clinic. It can begin with flu-like symptoms, but results in the top layer of skin dying and shedding. Corona advises that people make sure they do not take others’ medications and also have an awareness about their own allergies.
Though Principal Chris Boyles declined comment, Superintendent Leigh Shampain confirmed the incident. Some parents are calling for the students to be expelled, but Shampain refused to disclose the disciplinary action the school will take. CBS San Francisco adds that, in the interim, the case has been passed along to the Tuolumne County Probation Department.
William Reed, stage name EyeBusser, was born in San Francisco, California but raised in Vallejo, California is making some serious progress with his recently newest release titled “Goodluck”, this artist has caught the attention by many labels, blogs & magazines and we recently just picked up his new track "Goodluck" check it out & let us know what you think!
J-Crizzy teams up with Los Angeles, California based artist Mickey Shiloh and Miami, Florida based artist Somong to heat things up with “Nothing”. Featuring guitars from up and coming San Francisco, California artist Christian Kuria this song provides heavy hitting drums and sensual vibes to be enjoyed anywhere and anytime the moment hits! Hit the link to give it some spins!
Bay Area, California emcee J.Lately presents the Adrian Per-directed music video for “Better One”, the lead single from his new EP Tuesday.
The track features a guest appearance from fellow Bay Area emcee Blimes and is produced by longtime collaborator Space Cadet, the beatsmith behind half of Lately’s 2017 album Be F*cking Happy (watch the “Papayas & Blunt Smoke” music video) who produces the entirety of Tuesday, which also features appearances from The Grouch and Khyenci.
Bay Area, California emcee J.Lately presents the Erica Eng-directed music video for “Run”, the new single from Tuesday, his forthcoming album produced entirely by Space Cadet. The new album will also feature appearances from The Grouch (stream “Clean”), Blimes and Khyenci. Space Cadet is also the beatsmith behind half of Lately’s 2017 album Be F*cking Happy (watch the “Papayas & Blunt Smoke” music video). Last year J.Lately released the “Fun’s Up” single (Soundcloud), “Free” (Soundcloud) and “By My Lonely” (listen) featuring fellow Bay Area emcee Locksmith. Hailing from Sebastopol, and having split time between Oakland and Southern California, Lately has toured with Andre Nickatina, Zion I, Locksmith, and A-Plus of the Hieroglyphics, and his previous releases include “Save Yourself” featuring Blu (Soundcloud) and visuals for “I’ll Be Living” ft. Demrick (Youtube) and “Breathe” (Youtube). Lately says “Run” is about “getting out of your own head and just going after what it is you know you truly want. Me and Space Cadet made this beat together the first weekend that we started working on the album. It was one of like 10 beats that we made that weekend, and I started writing to like 3 or 4 of them. Later that week I just ended up combining all the songs on this beat because I realized I was talking about the same thing in all of them. It was just really like exactly where I was at the time, and I had to get it off before I could move on. After that the whole album just kind of just flowed together from there.”
PG County'sown Reggie Becton drops his brand new Raphael Saadiq-Inspired love song titled, "Rainin In LA."
"It's inspired by one of the most classic and famous lyrics in the world of R&B: “it never rains in Southern California” written by one of my favorite 90's R&B songwriters, Raphael Saadiq. Most people, including myself, move to LA for the 24/7 sunshine but after living here for three years, I realized it does actually rain in southern California and quite a lot.
On the night Rainin in LA was written, I was about to wrap up a studio session around 4 am and I just remember looking out of the window seeing it was still pouring down rain and I started thinking about this amazing girl I met at an art show the night before. I thought I was experiencing love at first sight for the first time, but once I realized she lived two hours away I knew LA traffic would turn that into a three hour commute and what could've been, quickly lost its magic." - Reggie Becton
Listen to, "Rainin In LA," below and listen to more music from Reggie Becton via Spotify.
Cathedral City, California rapper JoMas MC has released a new visual titled "Brotha J." Coming with the original type of Mexican California sound, JoMas disses all new mumble rappers with killer verses. Watch the video here first. Add Jomas on Facebook
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house as many as 15,000 workers, amid a broader push by many U.S. companies to create more jobs at home. The iPhone maker had announced at the start of the year it would invest $30 billion in the United States, taking advantage of a tax windfall stemming from U.S. President Donald Trump's sweeping tax reforms. See More on Yahoo Finance The 133-acre campus in Austin will employ workers across various functions including engineering, R&D, operations and finance. The city is already home to the second largest number of Apple employees outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Apple will also set up sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California and hire over 1,000 employees each in these locations, while also expanding operations in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years. Many American multinationals have been facing political pressure to ramp up investments at home as part of Trump's "America First" policies, which have left the United States embroiled in a bitter trade war with China. The president has also warned of tariffs on iPhones and other Apple products imported from China. Apple's technology rival Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) last month ended a months-long search for its second headquarters, picking New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. for massive new offices, with plans to create thousands of jobs. The new Austin campus will be located less than a mile away from Apple's existing facilities, and will first house 5,000 new employees with the capacity to expand to 15,000.
An inmate facing a death sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death while in the recreation yard of the San Quentin State Prison.
Jonathan Fajardo, 30, who was on death row for first-degree-murder in connection with the racially charged shooting death of Cheryl Green in Los Angeles, was stabbed in his chest and neck in the East Block Housing Unit recreation yard of the prison just before 10 a.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Luis Rodriguez, 34, was identified by prison officials as the suspect in Fajardo’s fatal stabbing. Officials said Rodriguez, who was also on death row, made the weapon used in the attack. Officials did not immediately release a potential motive in the stabbing.
Prison officials said Rodriguez had been facing a death sentence on two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances at the time of the Friday’s attack. He started his sentence on September 30, 2015.
We just enjoyed a great week of entertainment from unsigned artist all over the globe. With over 100 songs submitted into our search engine, The Wrap-Up Magazine would like to introduce you to the Top 5 hardest working artist of the week. Not only do these artist have good sound or unique taste in style, they don't mind taking time out of their day to do what it takes to stand out in there city. Take a look at some of the artist below and be sure to follow them to support their music career.