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ARTIST REVIEW: Hard Hitta Boyz

Hard Hitta Boyz

Hard Hitta Boyz

By Lou Dowdy

What It Do With LUE , back atcha’ this week with the talented hip-hop group, “Hard Hitta Boyz”! Why “Hard Hitta Boyz? It’s because their lyrics go hard!!!

The Hard Hitta Boyz is an American hip hop group that began in the lovely City of Rialto AT Eisenhower High School in 2004. The group consists of rappers “Willie Will”, “K.B.”, and “Kooda B”.  In 2005, the group released their first street mix tape entitled “Hard Hitta Boyz Vol. 1”, which helped them gain exposure throughout the school and local neighborhoods.

Landing their first live performance at Club 12th Man located in Moreno Valley, the group performed their hit single “Hyphy” off the first street mix tape. Gaining quick popularity, things began to take off. They began doing more appearances on local internet radio stations and gigs all around Southern California. This talented group has performed with some of the best which include, “Compton Av”, “Joe Moses”, “New Boyz”, “Audio Push”, “Cali Swag District”, “Fabo” of D4L, “West Side Bugg”, and many more.

So now that you know a little more about this awesome group, please take a listen to their music which can be located on Twitter: @HardHittaBoyz and YouTube at HardHittaBoyz. Hard Hitta Boyz will be performing live Friday, March 7 at LUE Productions Late Night Spotlight and Sunday, March 9at Empire Night Club located in Ontario. More information on these two performances can be found on Facebook at www.facebook/lueproductions.com. Once again I say, there’s so much talent in the Inland Empire. Let’s work together to spread the word. Peace and Blessings, until next time!

‘Your Dreams Are Always Valid’

Lupita Nyongo

Lupita Nyongo

LOS ANGELES, CA- On the evening of Sunday, March 2, the 86th Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, viewers were thrilled and pleased with the overall presence of the show and felt that the ones who won, truly deserved to win, and of course it brought about a bit of surprise. Lupita Nyoungo won Best Supporting Actor for her role in “12 Years a Slave”. This makes her the 7th African American Woman to win an Oscar. As she accepted her award she stated that, “No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid”.

Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren Backs Lesli Gooch for Congress

Lesli Gooch

Lesli Gooch

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA — Lesli Gooch, candidate for California’s 31st Congressional District, announced the official endorsement of long time Inland Empire resident and current Mayor of the City of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren.

“Inland Empire residents need a Member of Congress who will fight for us. I’m proud to support Lesli Gooch because she is the only candidate in the 31st District with the experience necessary to navigate the Washington bureaucracy and fight for our small businesses. I know she’ll be relentless when it comes to advocating for the Inland Empire,” said Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Mayor Warren. I look forward to working with her to ensure the Inland Empire is open for business, modeling her success in Fontana. Our residents deserve good paying jobs and real economic opportunities,” said Congressional candidate Lesli Gooch.

Mayor Warren was first appointed to the Fontana City Council in 2002 where she was re-elected in 2004 and 2008. In 2010, Warren became the first female and the first African American Mayor of Fontana. She has dedicated her service to Fontana by promoting a business friendly city with her “Fontana is open for business” campaign which has escalated Fontana to being ranked 4th in California for its consistent growth in retail sales in the past 5 years. Apart from her elected office in Fontana, Warren has worked for over 20 years for the City of Upland, currently as their Deputy Director for Public Works, managing the city’s infrastructure maintenance, landscaping, streets, parks, sidewalks, facilities, and much more.

After officially announcing her candidacy to fill Congressman Gary Miller’s seat on February 19, Lesli Gooch has quickly developed momentum in endorsements and fundraising strength. Mayor Warren’s endorsement adds to a growing list of respected leaders including 31st District Congressman Gary Miller, San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt, and Frank Williams who currently serves as Chairman of the Housing Authority of San Bernardino County.

Inland Empire native Lesli Gooch, a former Senior Policy Director in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a transportation, infrastructure and financial services policy expert.  She has spent the past 15 years representing the residents of San Bernardino County at our Nation’s Capital, fighting for the resources necessary to stabilize the housing market and put Inland Empire families back to work.