By Lue Dowdy, SAN BERNARDINO, CA— Hi everybody! It’s ya girl, LUE coming at you with this week’s my artist review and entertainment happenings. What an eventful weekend! So many awesome and exciting things took place.
Artist Review: I selected Mack Pepperboy a talented and charismatic Hip-hop performer turning heads all over. Pepperboy was born in the early 80’s growing up with a love for music, being influenced by such west coast artists as Snoop, Dre, E40 pac and many more. It was in the late 90’s when Pepperboy (Anthony Joseph) caught a glimpse of the movements down south and the Club/Street sounds of Cash Money Records & No Limit Records. He then realized that a combination of west coast and down south living would create a whole different sound. Far from a rookie Pepper boy signed his first management deal in the late 90’s which set the wheels in motion. The release of his first mix tape in 2001 with a group from Shreveport Louisiana helped put him on the radar.
2007’s release of Louisihammer the mix tape pushed him forward and helped gain the ears of the west coast. By the time 2008 came around he dropped another CD called Flame Thowa whchtch had the attention of people coast to coast with the songs Get it Girl & My Swagg all over internet radio. You can catch Pepper boy any were from C.A To L.A doing live shows on a weekly basis in 2009 over50 were logged. It doesn’t look like Pepper boy will stop anytime soon. Pepper boy has shared the stage with numerous artists such as Glassess Malone, the new Boyz, Nipsey Hussle, BWS Menace, WuTang, and the list goes on. (firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo: Label Image Photography.
Entertainment Happenings: BLAZE THE STAGE— Our team took a trip to Venice Beach this Saturday, for the 2013 Blaze The Stage – Spring Classic Invitational. This event provides a platform for young
talented unsigned artists from all over the United States to showcase their talent in front of panel of well-known industry leaders. The panel included, Pat Charles, Executive Producer of Blaze the Stage/Senior Writer and creator of “106 & Park” Wild out Wed and Freestyle Friday, Mike Robinson: Executive Talent Scout for Blaze the Stage and CEO of the #1 artist Development/Management company in the West Coast UGMX and BmikeroB
Management, Miss Mim, Host of Sirius XM Radio Shade 45 ; Julius “Just Be” Garcia: Manager to National recording artists, J-Cole & Miguel/A&R of RCA records, Jaynie Jackson: Vocal/Talent Development, Chris Roker : VP of Promotions of the School Tour, Daniel ‘Skid’ Mitchell: Founder of Skids Row Music
Group/Bad Boy Records, 03-11 A&R Alumni, Steve Lobel: Celebrity Manager, Timmi Hicks: Celebrity Vocal Producer, Michael Hayes: CEO and Founder of NUTIZ Radio, Kevin Black: CEO of U Can Fly and Xstream Nation and Aisha Francis: Movement Specialist for Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, and many more.
The entire day was pure entertainment. Between performances a fashion show was provided by FLWC
, a vendor located on the beach. The clothing was gorgeous as well as the models. Several artists stood out. I particular had my eye on a dace crew all the way from, West Palm Beach Florida. This talented young group of dancers from XCL Productions, stunned the people with their over the top hip-hop dance moves. What an amazing team under the direction of Mrs. Adrian Fischer. It was a three day event that consisted of networking, basketball game, fashion, performances, and FUN.
For information on Blaze the Stage visit http://blazethestage.com .
LATIN COMEDY JAM— How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Courtesy of Stansell Enterprises Concerts & Events, we attended the “No Boarders” Comedy Fest in the lovely city of Riverside located at the Riverside Auditorium. What a beautiful and historic place. We LOL all night long, with comedians, Willie Barcena, Gilbert Esquivel, Lisa Alvarado, Jeff Garcia and George Perez. What a great show! Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Be sure to purchase your ticket this month for the Bel Biv Devo and Dru Hill concert, May 25th at the Riverside Auditorium. For more information on upcoming events and tickets visit Stansell Enterprises Concerts & Events at http://www.stansellenterprises.com.