The Rémy Martin Presents The Producers Series Season 3-West, Los Angeles vs. The Bay finale at Warwick Nightclub was lit. Headlined by iconic, multi-platinum, award-winning, super-producer Timbaland, the event was hosted by “The Breakfast Club’s” Charlamagne Tha God, and on the ones and twos New York City’s Power 105.1’s DJ Rey-Mo, Los Angeles’ Real 92.3’s DJ Carisma, and The Bay’s 106 KMEL’s DJ Amen. Also in the house for the music industry’s first of its kind music producer spotlight event was Soulja Boy, N.O.R.E., Sevyn Streeter, and Revolt’s DJ Damage.
Also in attendance: actor Jamal Woodland and Torrei Hart, music producers 1500, Mike and Keys and Damon Thomas; radio personalities Shay Diddy, Letty Martinez, Nina 9 and J1; and industry executives Ghazi Shami, Mar Brown, Brad Davidson, Troy Marshall and Brian Samson.
In front of a capacity crowd of music industry influencers, out of nearly 800 submissions, four finalists fought it out in the four-round finale and Compton’s own Buckmouth Beatz (@buckmouthbeatz) proved that LA reigns supreme—winning the“Season 3-West” crown. The competition was judged by industry vets Rebekah Espinosa (Sony Music – Associate Director of Marketing), Theo Brown (National Promotions Director, Atlantic Records) and Vashon “Rap” Straws (National Mix show Director, Universal Republic Records). Buckmouth Beatz won: Rémy Martin Producer Series “Season 3-West” Plaque,meetings with label executives, and a gift pack valued at more than $5,000.
Tuesday night at Taj was turnt, during the fourth Rémy MartinPresents The Producers Series: Season 2 qualifying event. Headlined by Super Producer Honorable C.N.O.T.E., known for platinum hits for artists including A$AP Rocky, 2 Chains, and Rae Sremmurd; hosted by Power 105.1/The Breakfast Club star, Rémy Martin AmbassadorCharlamagne Tha God, and featuring DJ Rey-Mo, from start to finish, the event proved why its quickly becoming the summer’s most coveted invite.
THE “TECH TALK”: To a capacity crowd, and a line down the block clamoring to get in, C.N.O.T.E., interviewed by Charlamagne, conducted a 30-minute music “Tech Talk,” sharing his journey as a producer and giving advice to producers in the room that ranged from “…don’t compete with producers on your level…” to “…work everybody…”. While demonstrating how he comes up with tracks, he called his protégé, Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang to the stage to talk about how they work together, and treated the crowd to an impromptu performance before the competition.
THE COMPETITION: If last night’s “The Producers Series” fourth qualifying round is any indication of how fierce the completion will be come September’s finale, fans of the series have a lot to look forward to. The three producers, Ellio, from the Boston-area, Evan Brown and Priority Mel, both from NYC, went head-to-head, elimination style. Against the audience’s judgement, the first round was a three-way tie; believing Ellio and Priority Mel should have advanced. After two rounds, the Ellio and Evan Brown squared off, with Evan Brown, well known in NYC’s beat battle circles, advancing as the fourth semi-finalist; another hotly audience-debated outcome.
NEXT EVENT: The next qualifying event will be held in Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 15 with none other than Wyclef Jean headlining.
Headlined by Producer Extraordinaire Wyclef Jean, hosted by Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club star, Rémy Martin Ambassador Charlamagne Tha God, and featuring DJ Rey-Mo, from start to finish, this weekend’s Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series: Season 2” qualifying event at Tao Downtown was hands down one of the best events of Summer 2016.
The format of “The Producers Series,” typically, only includes a quick interview with the super producer, a “tech talk” breaking down one of the producers’ most famous tracks, and then the one round producer competition.
Well, Wyclef took it to a whole-nutha level! From “doors,” as guests entered Tao Downtown, they were treated to Clef, on his bass guitar, battling DJ Rey-Mo as he spun. Clef continued by dropping jewels of wisdom steeped in his nearly 30-year career, as he chopped it up with Char. During his “tech talk,” he broke down multiple diamond hits including “Killing Him Softly” and “My Love is Your Love.” Additionally, responding to calls from the crowd, Wyclef showed up a “fan” claiming to have bars, but ended up choking TWICE; and gave an impromptu mini-concert; all for the capacity crowd.
This week’s “Season 2” qualifying round didn’t disappoint either. Competing up-and-coming producers JL Beats, Point 1 and Rizz Beats battled it out for the second semi-finalist position. For the first time in the series, two of the producers ended up in a in a double tiebreaker–JL Beats and Point 1–with Point 1 proving to be the crowd, the judges, and Wyclef’s favorite moving on to the September finale. On the spot, Clef offered to buy Point 1’s winning track.
Next up on the ‘Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series: Season 2″‘: the series heads to Boston for the next qualifier, Monday, July 25. This season Rémy Producers expanded the series into Boston and Philadelphia; the Philly event will be held in August. Season 2 finale will be held in New York City in September.
This weekend at New York City’s LaMarina, Rémy Martin launched season two of its exclusive music producer competition series with Super Producer DJ Premier —Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series: Season 2.”
Featuring Rémy Martin Ambassador Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Rey-Mo, the “Producer Series: Season 2”’s inaugural event revealed the first semi-finalist Newo Tha Kid, defeating Producer Series competitors Jivinchi and Willie Walters. Season 2 includes six qualifying events in the three cities—Boston and Philadelphia expand the program—throughout June, July and August, and culminates in September with a New York City finale where the winner will emerge.
iHeart Radio and The Breakfast Club are not letting Birdman‘s infamous so-called word, “Respek” die at all. This time around, they decided to have a few kids try and decipher the term, and figure out how to pronounce it.
With tilted heads, squinted eyes, and overall looks of confusion, the kids had no idea what the epic quote meant.
Just when you thought it stopped at the t-shirts….Nope! Birdman now drops a new song carrying the same trending title “Respek.”
In case you were under a rock, the popular saying comes from his recent interview/visit at Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club. Although, the conversation lasted for about two seconds, Birdman acknowledge how feels like he isn’t “Respek-ed” on the station from all “tree” members of the morning show: Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy.
Soon after, the video went viral and social media went into frenzy with the hilarious slogan(s). Days later, the Cash Money mogul created t-shirts and immediately started selling them online.
Now, he drops a song addressing the altercation, again in his own words.
Well it looks like Birdman is trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents. While social media is clowning him, only thing on his mind is money. The Cash Money head honcho released a Respek clothing line featuring his hilarious lines from his recent interview with The Breakfast Club. Capitalization at its best!
Bird man posted three of his new items on Instagram. Respeck T- shirts are $30 while the hoodies are $50. Cop you one if feeling like people need to “put some respeck on your name.”
If you did not hear the interview, you definitely missed out on a good laugh. But it’s cool, we got you covered. Here’s a recap:
Birdman was echoing the legend Aretha Franklin in his latest interview with The Breakfast Club. The Cash Money CEO demanded some “Respeck” be put on his name. He made Breakfast Club history as he gave them the shortest interview ever. The barely three minute long interview began rather abruptly with Birdman cursing everyone out…Yes, including Angela Yee.
“I want to start this thing off straight telling all tree (three) of y’all stop playing with my name. Stop playing with my f**king name” he yelled.
Apparently, Birdman did not go to talk business, he had more than a few things to get off his chest.
“N***a, when my name come up, respeck it. Stop playing with my f*cking name. I ain’t gonna say it no mo’.”
While Angela Yee and DJ Envy looked dumbfounded by his shocking introduction, Charlamagne Tha God came to their defense. The two exchanged words back and forth as Charlamagne tried to get to the root of the problem.
Maybe he is the problem…Birdman threw some non flattering statements Charlamagne’s way.
“I wanted to see you. I wanted to talk to you as a man to your face. I knew a few places you was at. I could’ve pulled up, but I thought that was gangsta. I wanted to come look you in your face like a man and tell you how I feel.”
The Uncommon Sense host fired back by undermining Birdman’s gangsta. He questioned why the rap mogul was pressing him instead of Trick Daddy or Rick Ross, who clearly have beef with him.
“Why come for the radio guy” Charlamagne said.
Birdman left with his posse of 7 men. In a follow up interview, DJ Envy said he chopped it up with Birdman privately and he apologized for his outburst. I think it’s safe to say Birdman is no longer welcomed at TBC again.
Kevin Hart stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club ahead of the release of his latest movie Ride Along 2, which hits theaters this Friday. The funny man discussed and shared his thoughts on Drake vs. Meek, his deal with Nike, his upcoming nuptials, new projects, his fashion faux pax while in Miami with Fabolous, and a slew of other things.
Hart’s friendship with both Drake in Meek Mill is well known, but rather then get caught up in the feud between his two pals the comedian’s chosen to remain neutral, and serve as a source of positivity.
“Here’s my take on the situation, and you know I’ve had conversations with both of them in the past. First and foremost it’s music. So nobody is going to be against a good back and forth between two musicians. I don’t mind that. You stay out of that as long as it doesn’t get stupid, and I’m glad that it didn’t get stupid. It didn’t get physical. But it’s about your music so ultimately, you should never lose sight of your music.”
Hart also shared the advice he gave to fellow Philly native Meek Mill.
“At the end of the day, dude you’re Meek Mill now. You may not understand what that means, but other people do. That name holds a certain level of respect in a lot of different places. People support what you’ve built, people buy your albums. Get back to doing what you do in the studio, let that go. Drake is Drake. This can’t last that long, and go back and forth that’s not what you guys are about. That’s where I come in as a friend.”
It is no secret that the actor and comedian is extremely passionate about fitness, and overall maintaining a healthy lifestyle. From his #runwithhart movement with Nike that encourages fans across the country to join him on a 5k run, to his recent Nike sponsored high-intensity training camp in New York City, a sneaker with the prolific brand was bound to be in the works.
That day is closer than you think, the sneaker collaboration between Hart and Nike dubbed the ‘Hustle Harts’ is due out in April. The sneaker will be available in two colorways red and blue; which Hart revealed in the interview represent his son and daughter’s favorite colors. Hart also shared other details regarding his foray into sneaker design.
“It’s not a sneaker for fashion. I have a cross training sneaker. This is the first sneaker that’s basically built for everything. I run, jump, cut, I do lifting, I do it all. I got a sneaker that basically serves every purpose that I need in my workout realm. Listen, it’s a good shoe. “
The Philly native is more than happy about his partnership with the Nike brand.
“I personally think that my relationship with Nike is amazing. I’m with a company that understands my feeling, about bridging the gap between professional athlete and average individual that doesn’t understand that there’s an athlete in them.”
The family man also opened up about his fiancée Eniko Parrish and their upcoming nuptials. Hart refers to her as his rib and went on to explain that the bible term, is representative of something you cannot live without. Hart even went as far as to admit that he made plenty of mistakes in his first marriage, and that the then 22 year-old wasn’t ready to be married. However, now at 36 years-old he’s wiser and better understands what a successful marriage entails. He’s looking forward to his wedding now that he’s found a “good one” in Parrish and is excited about his son being his best man.
Being a comedian means Hart always has a joke up his sleeves, but he isn’t the only one packing comedic punches among his group of friends. While in Miami with friend Fabolous, Fab was the one who had jokes.
“Fab is the funniest guy. We were in Miami and I came out. I had some sweatpants on, I forgot what kind of sweatpants they are, but I really thought it was a good look. They didn’t go all the way down like they stopped at the bottom of my calf. So I come out, and he just gets back in his car. I’m like “yo, what chu doing? I thought you was coming in?” And he says, “Not like this.” “What chu talking about?” You gotta do something, I’m not going anywhere with you in those pants. It’s not a good look for us.” He made me go upstairs and change my pants.”
When Charlamagne Tha God asked him if he did in fact change he answered,
“Yes! I don’t care how secure you are, you can can only fight it a little bit. I’ve only been insecure twice with my clothes, that moment and that leather shirt. I thought I was going to shut down the gram.”
Hart did indeed shut down Instagram, but not in the way he expected. Drake, Meek, and a few comedians clowned him for his fashion choice. Hart does wish he would have posted the picture before the tapping of his show that night, so he could have at least had the chance to change; but now the fashion faux pas is immortalized forever.
There’s no denying that Hart is a star with his hands in television, comedy, and film. However, the actor and comedian rather focus on building his empire than getting caught up in his own hype.
“Opportunities are getting bigger and better; but the scaring thing is keeping that realistic point of view that at anytime it could be taken away. So you take it for what it is. This is great and I’m going to do anything and everything right now and set myself up long term. That’s where the business comes in show business. You have to be smart. That’s why I set myself up as a mogul. That’s why I’m producing, writing, [and] directing. That’s why I’m funding projects. That’s why I’m eping (executive producing) certain things. That’s why the tour branches off into me producing specials for other comedians. I’m setting up the brand for the brand to last regardless of my, you know longevity. Granted I plan on being here for a long time, but who knows.”
You can check out Kevin Hart’s full interview on The Breakfast Club below. Hart’s movie Ride Along 2 also starring Ice Cube and Olivia Munn opens in theaters January 15th.
You thought Iggy Azalea was giving up? Not quite. The rap-austress returns with an electro-banger entitled “Azillion”. Playing off the fundamentals of her stage name, Iggy seems to be focused lyrically and she moves straight forward into a new direction.
While planning her upcoming wedding with fiancé Nick Young, Azalea has also been in the studio working on her new album Digital Distortion.
In the process of mastering her newly recorded work, Iggy tapped her friend, Power 105.1‘s Charlamagne Tha God [who always stood up for Iggy and even called her a Hip Hop Legend] for an exclusive listen and to get some 1 on 1 advice. Charlamagne gave his honest feedback and also mentioned that he was surprised that she was working and not crying in the fetal position, due to so much backlash that she received all year; even from Erykah Badu.
Did C Tha God’s help work? From the sounds of the new track, Iggy might just be on to something but time will tell.
In the meantime, check out the track below and let us know what you think:
And the Fall season finale is here. In true Empire fashion, there were a bunch of plot twist. Charlamagne Tha God made an appearance on this episode. Cookie went back to the prison she was locked up at and put on a mini concert. Jamal’s relationship with Sky became awkward when people kept on mentioning that he was gay. Hakeem’s ex-lover Camilla came back as Lucious’ business partner Mimi’s wife; the two women worked together to take over Empire. Anika befriended Rhonda, to harm her. Empire held a board meeting, where majority of the board voted to make Lucious step down as head of Empire; Hakeem voted against his father. The finale ended with Lucious and Jamal being nominated in the same category. But it doesn’t just end there, instagram had their fun with the season finale as well. Check out the 22 memes from Empire Fall season finale after the jump.