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3rd Annual Music Business Empowerment Conference

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3rd Annual Music Business Empowerment Conference Had a Record Turnout and Presented a Wealth of Knowledge to Participants


The third annual Music Business Empowerment Conference (MBEC) which was held in Atlanta, GA September 15th-17th at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel was hugely successful. The theme of this year’s MBEC is “monetizing your music through digital technology”. The three-day conference consisted of informative panels with radio program directors from iHeartRadio, Radio One, and Core Communications as well as executives from Capitol Records, Atlantic Records, Interscope and E-One. The MBEC included music showcases and interactive experiences that provided entertainment, education, empowerment, and exposure for all in attendance. The founders of the Music Business Empowerment Conference, Arlinda Garrett, Lester Pace, and Michael Montgomery (Colonel Loud), are industry professionals and respected entrepreneurs. Together they garner more than 60 years of excellence in the fields of music and entertainment.

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3rd Annual Music Business Empowerment Conference www.HustleTV.tv

To jump-start the action-packed weekend there was a red-carpet kick-off hosted by Sista Sypher and Tia Culver with a media “meet and greet” event followed by a poolside fashion show organized by Derrick Chapman and hosted by MBECmodels. The Saturday awards luncheon honored industry stand-outs such as Streetz 94.5’s DJ Holiday (DJ of the Year), Larry Kahn, SVP of Interscope(Record Executive of the Year), and Charles Greer received the Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented by Yung Joc. There were also live performances from Silento and several other extremely talented artists. DJ Hustle 

The MBEC is designed to bridge the gap between industry professionals and entry-level talent, as well as renowned artists and the next generation of rising stars. The MBEC is destined to become the premier music conference in the nation. For more details regarding the Music Business Empowerment Conference please visit www.mbeconference.com.

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Recording Artist Silento

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Kathy Jones #VP of E-One Records & Juliette Jones #EVP Atlantic Records

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Core DJs CEO Tony Neal

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MBEC Models

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Tia Culver / BX of K1NG Radio Miami / Sista Sypher

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Derrick Green #SVP IHeart Radio / Terrence Bibb #SVP Programming / DJ Fresh Program Director

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Peter Parker Be100 Radio

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Precious / Streetz 94.5’s JD / Yung Joc

Ha Ha Comedy Cafe Hits Big With Alex Thomas On Tuesday Nights www.HustleTV.tv

Ha Ha Comedy Cafe Hits Big With Alex Thomas On Tuesday Nights

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Ha Ha Comedy Cafe Hits Big With Alex Thomas On Tuesday Nights.

Comedian Dannon Green steps in to host the funny don’t stop at the Ha Ha Comedy Cafe last Tuesday night.

An extremely versatile actor/comedian/scriptwriter, Dannon Green is known for his signature
stand up comedy line I don’t want no trouble. He made his television debut on Apollo
Comedy Hour, and is continuously making a name for himself.


Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Philadelphia, Dannon possesses mega personality
and the ability to keep you laughing. He is a talented comedian and actor who have been in
various films, television sitcoms, and national commercials.

Ha Ha Comedy Cafe Hits Big With Alex Thomas On Tuesday Nights www.HustleTV.tv

Ha Ha Comedy Cafe Hits Big With Alex Thomas On Tuesday Nights

He has graced the sets of UPN's sitcoms “Moesha”, “Girlfriends”, and “One On One”, and
has worked on the WB sitcom “All About The Anderson's” staring Anthony Anderson and
Nickelodeon’s “Just Jordan” staring Little JJ. He has also been in the critically acclaimed
series, “The Shield”, “Everybody Hates Chris” staring Chris Rock, as well as the Starz
channel’s hit stand up comedy series “Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment”. As for films,
Dannon has been featured in HBO’s films Butter, Supreme Sanction, and Desert Thunder.

Green was also featured in the film, Baby Boy that was distributed by Columbia Pictures and
directed by John Singleton. Hes also featured in the film The Luau that stars Brian Hooks and
Faizon Love. Dannon was also featured in a short film that was produce by RSA Films and
USA Network called “DUCK” it was directed by Jakob Daschek, Starring Skylan Brooks.

He has also been featured on BET’s “Comic View” and TV One “The Funny Spot” hosted by
Tony Rock as well as BET’s One Mic Stand with Kevin Hart. Dannon was also featured on
TV One’s “Comics Unleashed” with Dick Gregory hosted by Byron Allen.


He co-starred in
the movie “Happy Hour” starring Guy Torry and Tra Ireland. He recently just finished shooting
the movie “Civilian Life” with Lahmard J.Tate which was directed my Rubin Whitmore II.
Dannon is currently working on producing his first movie as well as other personal projects. He
also can be seen in a number of national commercials and has recently guest stared on BET’s
hit television show “Real Husbands of Hollywood” starring Kevin Hart. DJ Hustle 


Compton Rapper, AD, the Modern Hero of West Coast Music

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Compton Rapper, AD, the Modern Hero of West Coast Music


A modern day hero of the West Coast, 28 year old Armand Douglas, best known as AD is one of most prominent, upcoming rappers in Compton. To call Douglas a “ rapper,” is an understatement. In today’s generation of “Skr, skr” mumble rap, this artist strives to keep West Coast music alive. What makes Douglas stand out is his originality and commitment to LA sounding music. Moreover, his eccentric, shouting vocals take over the mic. “Bring a more aggressive different energy than rappers today. Every artist should feel like they are underrated in a sense. Stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to be different. Put God first,” says AD.

Douglas is distributed by legendary West Coast label,  Priority Records (Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre). In 2017,  Last Of The 80’s, produced by Sorry Jaynari hit #22 on iTunes rap charts. Even Kendrick Lamar gave praise to AD’s mixtape, Blue:89 “AD’s been doing his thing.” Douglas is a continuation of great hip-hop.

Album, By The Way (produced by Sorry Jaynari) depicts Douglas’ struggle growing up in the hood. “The streets don’t love you. All my life I’ve had to watch my back because of the neighborhood I grew up in and my affiliations,” expresses Douglas. AD holds it down for his community and stands out as a rising figure of greatness for the streets, to those who once lived the struggle, both buried and alive. DJ Hustle 


In album, Last of The 80’s, “Out The Hood” with Sorry Jaynari  reflects AD’s come up. Though he lives in Hollywood, he’s never abandoned his thug identity. Douglas is anything but egoistic or flashy. During dinner, he’s a regular, charismatic guy who jokes with his family in the living room and eats “A1 candy yams” at the dinner table. As humble as he is, this rapper won’t brag about his fame and lifestyle, nor does he put anyone down. Douglas is the kind of man who acknowledges everyone in a room, even if you’re not in his circle, if you will. You wouldn’t expect 21 Savage or Freddie Gibbs to be in the same room with AD, but that just goes to show how Douglas is respected by diverse artists, including those who aren’t just from the West Coast. “I think it’s dope to work with everyone. Everybody has a different story and music bridges it all together.”

The studio is a regular day for Douglas, with pizza, Worldstar, and cracking jokes with Freddie Gibbs and 21 Savage, “Ty Dolla $ign, we gon drop you. We got AD now. Tahaha!” jokes 21. No doubt, AD is hard worker though. He literally shoots video clips in the studio and records demos the same night from 9pm to 4am.

One thing that keeps his spirit alive for music is his daughter. From a troubled, broke kid on the block, in and out of jail, struggling to pay his phone bill, and no whip, Douglas strives to hustle harder and be a better man than ever. “My daughter made me value life more and in turn made me want to be more honest with my music,” expresses Douglas. On the mic and on stage, Douglas also carries his grandma’s spirit with him, who passed away last year.

AD’s not slowing down anytime soon and is only making moves to become the greatest of the West Coast. Douglas hopes to diversify his career and  build upon his craft, including acting. He’s bringing “the juice” to Hollywood, so get your glasses ready.

For more AD follow Instagram, Twitter, and iTunes

Written by Atlantis Aubry @atlantissimone 

E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

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E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

Rapping legend and entrepreneur, E-40, is playing no games with his new track
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2017) – E 40 is one of those artists that is extremely hard to forget. The Bay Area ambassador has been creating hits since the ‘80s and he clearly isn’t stopping anytime soon. Back with a new track, “Straight Out The Dirt,” E-40 is closing out the summer with a banger.
“Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy Never Broke Again. The track has a bumping beat and E-40 matches the production with his catchy lyrics. As he raps about working hard for his success, E-40 will truly inspire you to work for your own dreams. And of course, Yo Gotti & Youngboy match the vibe. This track is definitely set to be a hit which isn’t anything new when it comes to E-40:
E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy

E-40 Straight Out The Dirt” features Yo Gotti and Youngboy


“What’s happening at this point in my career defies logic. Name another 48-year-old rapper with one Gold record, let alone three in the same year. My fans stretch much further than the Bay Area, further than just the West Coast. I brought so much shit to hip-hop. I’ve been relevant in each generation and each decade and I’ve done it as an independent artist.”
Make sure to take a listen to E-40’s newest track, “Straight Out The Dirt.” It surely will remind you why he’s one of the highest chart topping artists out. DJ Hustle
Check out “Straight Out The Dirt” on YouTube and Soundcloud.
Keep up with E-40’s latest moves on social media:
The Importance Of IAWTV Awards

The Importance Of IAWTV Awards

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The Importance of the IAWTV Awards

By Tina Cesa Ward

Chairman of the IAWTV

Why do the IAWTV Awards matter? The answer to that has been the reason I, along with IAWTV Vice Chairman Sandra Payne, have formed this hardworking two-woman band and taken on this full time, volunteer gig to bring them back in 2017.


Please note that our submissions are open now and will close August 15th. The 5th IAWTV Awards will be held in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center on October 4th.  You can submit via Film Freeway. So go submit! https://filmfreeway.com/festival/IAWTVAwards 


Now that all that business is out of the way, lets get back to the question at hand.  For the benefit of easy reading and because everyone loves a list, I will answer this question with three simple reasons:


1.  Because the independent voice matters and it’s critical that it’s recognized.

I joined the IAWTV from its inception in 2009 and have always thought of it as an important organization formed to create community and support the independent spirit of the web series.  When the vote came in to create our own awards show, many were against the idea, including me.  But now that the landscape has changed I realize how important the IAWTV Awards are to bring visibility to shows that struggle to get noticed.  The IAWTV Awards was named by Variety as the Web Emmys and we’re happy to carry that nickname.  Yes, the Emmys has expanded to short form which I think is an amazing achievement for the web world, but independents aren’t entering the Emmys in large numbers, mainly because of the cost of entry. In the end, there are a lot more digital studio-supported shows entering (and promoting to get the vote) than independents.  We are the award show for the independent TV creators out there.  We’re proud that creators have credited the IAWTV with launching Hollywood careers. Julian De Zotti, co-creator of “Whatever Linda” said, “Winning an IAWTV Award opened the door to our development deal with The Mark Gordon Company to turn our series into an hour-long TV show.”


It’s critical for the independent voice to stay relevant in the world of web series that is now slowly closing its doors to independents. The new popularity of web series and the platforms that house them wouldn’t be in existence without the independents that took the chance — and continue to take chances — on this medium that now is old enough to have history but still young enough to cause a ruckus.


2.  Short form series, in both narrative and non-scripted, need an awards show that champions its achievements as independent television.


For many years all independent video has been thrown into one basket.  A dramatic scripted series is examined right next to a YouTube Influencer video, right next to cat videos, which is alongside a “how to” video.  Which one of these videos do you think loses the numbers game? But not all video is created for the same reason and looking at views is not the only means to weigh the value of a video.  Although scripted series generally bring in less of the web video views, they have a unique ability to generate new views and dedicated fans over a longer period of time unlike the other types of videos thrown into the web video basket.  They also have the ability to launch careers into scripted television more than any other video variety.  In short, independent television has a longer reach into other avenues and cannot be judged on its daily view count alone.  But with lower daily visibility comes the need for other ways to get the best of the best out to the masses and the IAWTV awards offers that visibility.


3.  Sense of community and support has value beyond measurement.

Coming from independent film, the only time I caught even a glimpse of community is when I went on the film festival circuit.  But even at that, it felt limited to a hang at an after party and maybe a couple of emails after.  When I jumped into the web series world in 2008, I instantly understood what community can be and how it could fuel that desire to continue to create.  Going out to web events has always been like going out and seeing your friends. More importantly, seeing your friends champion your work and having the ability to champion theirs builds an important network of creative contacts that remains unmatched in any other entertainment community. We have to preserve that and hang onto it.  Today, some of my best friends come from my connection to the web community.  Some of the early web series creators have gone on to bigger positions in the TV and digital world but are still reachable and are still fans of the web, many of whom we highlighted last awards show with our pioneer segments. You can watch the segments here: https://youtu.be/Jv1zyzreu14


Those segments highlight this community in the best way. It not only shows the success you can achieve by working in web series, it shows we have history. And maybe more importantly, it shows what the web world means to us and how supportive we are of one another. Join us at http://www.iawtv.org/! We’re here for you.


Tina Cesa Ward is the Chair of the International Academy of Web TV and an Executive Committee member of The Caucus of Producers, Writers, and Directors. The IAWTV is now a division of The Caucus.  Ward was also the Co-Executive Producer, Co-Writer (along with Susan Miller) and Director of the series “Anyone But Me” which has over 50 million views and is available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Fullscreen and YouTube.  Her other series work includes “Producing Juliet”, “Good People in Love” and “Bestsellers.”  She is the recipient of the first Writers Guild Award for New Media (along with Susan Miller) and has three IAWTV Awards for writing and directing. DJ Hustle

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Los Angles Will Host 2028 Summer Games

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Los Angles Will Host The 2028 Summer Games

It has been announced, that the city of Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics. It is the first time in 32 years, that the United States won the bid to host the Olympics. The Olympics will take place in Los Angeles California, for the first time since 1984.  The United States has been trying to host the summer games again since the late 90s games in Atlanta Georgia.  Los Angeles lost the bid to the 2024 Olympic games to Paris France, but as the old saying goes good things come to those who wait.

“It has been certainly a roller coaster,” L.A. bid chairman Casey Wasserman told The Times, adding that IOC officials “showed a real willingness to be thoughtful and creative.”

L.A.’S bid committee has estimated it would cost $5.3 billion to stage the Games and has predicted it can track all expenses through revenues such as sponsorships and ticket sales.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was at the forefront of spearheading the city’s effort, said the terms of Monday’s agreement should outweigh any increased uncertainty that comes with committing to a major event more than a decade in advance.

The IOC has predicted it will chip in $1.7 billion of its broadcast and sponsorship revenues to Paris in 2024.

Its contribution could rise to at least $2 billion by 2028 because of adjustments to the amount of sponsorship money L.A. would receive for the summer games.

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Los Angles Will Host The 2028 Summer Games www.HustleTV.tv DJ Hustle

The IOC has already agreed to give the city of Los Angeles an advancement of $180- dollars immediately.

For 2028, the IOC has agreed to advance L.A. a $180-million advance immediately. That is expected to cover the organizing’s committee’s costs for operating an extra four years and pump as much as $160 million into youth sports throughout the city.

Los Angeles bid estimate includes a $487.6 million contingency — money that would be set aside to compensate for the kind of cost overruns that have plagued recent Games, leaving the hosts with substantial deficits.

“Olympic experts have said that L.A. could be different because its plan relies on existing venues such as Staples Center, Pauley Pavilion, and the Coliseum.” David Wharton It avoids spending billions to build new stadiums and arenas.  We will have to see what comes from the final agreement between all parties involved. DJ Hustle






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Omnia Night Club In Las Vegas Caesars Palace

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Omnia Night Club In Las Vegas. Let say this when we set our minds to head over to Las Vegas we had one thing in mind party. We landed In Las Vegas Monday morning,  at 1240 pm we were in the lobby at Caesars Palace we run into a cool promoter by name Alejandro He was very cool calm and very smart. DJ Hustle

Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Alejandro gave us so mush great information about Omnia Night Club.  I tweeted out and a few of our followers came out and partied with us all together it was thirty of us. Omnia Night club has so much space the 75,000 square foot multi – level  EDM club, trap club, and also the Hip Hop club.  Hakkasan Group also has 1 Oak Night club at the Mirage Hotel.

1 OAK inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino provides guests with world-class service and a sophisticated nightlife experience.

Bringing art and fashion together to create a sexy, Avant-garde environment, 1 OAK is a visually stunning nightclub that embraces the unknown. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, and original works of art throughout the space by artist Roy Nachum, the renowned nightlife destination provides guests with impromptu performances from leading open-format artists, appearances by A-list celebrities and surprises that truly create a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience. DJ Hustle

The Bank Night Club at the Bellagio Hotel.

Located in the heart of the Strip inside the Bellagio Resort & Casino, The Bank Nightclub is a true original and a longtime favorite party spot for visitors and local industry professionals.

A night at The Bank combines live performances from chart-topping artists and open-format DJs with a luxurious atmosphere of black and gold décor. On any given night, guests of The Bank will join celebrities, Las Vegas nightlife aficionados and party people from around the world for a night of luxury and style. DJ Hustle



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ISSA Wack Album… 21 Savage Album Review

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Where to begin… I am a fan of 21 Savage, probably more than most people, with that being said ‘ISSA’ is a wack album.  When the Savage Mode mixtape dropped in 2016 he gained an instant fan, the tape was street, gritty, and one of the rawest bodies of music to be released that year.  Fast forward through all the collabs since his move into the limelight, the day is finally here for his debut album entitled ‘ISSA’.

21 Savage must have a great sense of humor or the marketing team his label hired are geniuses because the title to his album ‘ISSA’ is a play off of a meme that took the internet by storm after an interview that 21 did where he refers to his tattoo on his forehead as “issa knife…”.  Peep the video clip below if you were living under a rock in 2016:

Now why would I go from being a 21 fanboy to (almost) completely disliking the shit out of his debut album?  Let me try to explain this as clearly and thoroughly as possible; you’re new to the rap game, you strike it lucky for your first major release and get Metro Boomin (one of the hottest producers in the game) to exclusively produce your entire project, you blow up because of this project… THEN you get a budget for a major release album, instead of sticking to the formula that got your big, you decide to switch up your flow AND your choice of beats, then to hype up the release of your album you hire Amber fucking Rose to pretend to be into you…  This is why I think its garbage.

‘ISSA’ features production from Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Pierre Bourne, Southside, and DJ Mustard which would make you think that this is going to be the most fire album of 2017, wrong.  Even though the producers he picked are the ones you’d expect from him, the beats he chose from these producers are wack as shit.  Almost like 21 picked all the beats that he thought were ‘commercial’ enough to get him some mainstream radio play and left his trap shit behind on Savage Mode.

21 is not a lyricist, and I’m not blind to that fact, but when you hide his unintelligent raps behind some hard hitting beats like Metro did on ‘Savage Mode’ you get some pretty good music.  On the flip side when you chose radio friendly commercial style beats and put some 21 lyrics on them, you get an earful of crap.  And honestly the absolute worst part, there are ZERO features on this album, who told 21 that he could carry an entire album by himself?!  Fuck off.

Since this album dropped about the same time as the new Jay-Z ‘4:44’ album a lot of people have been fighting over which one is better (in respects to their own sounds), if you want my opinion don’t bother with either of them and instead go download the Dae Dae x London On Da Track mixtape ‘The DefAnition’ if you haven’t already, now THAT’S a great body of work.

Still wanna check out ‘ISSA’ for some fucking reason? Stream it below on Spotify:


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Lana Del Rey, the Weeknd Dance on ‘Hollywood

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Lana Del Rey  slow dances with The Weeknd  in Dorothy-like ruby red shoes atop the “Hollywood” sign in the dreamlike video for their new duet, “Lust for Life.” DJ Hustle

Between bursts of VHS-quality visual distortion, the singers swoon and cuddle while gazing at the night sky. At the climax, Del Rey skips across the sign’s letters and slides down the ending “D.” “Lust for Life,” the title-track from Del Rey’s upcoming fifth LP, marks the singers’ third studio collaboration, following two Weeknd tracks: 2015’s “Prisoner” and last year’s “Stargirl Interlude.” DJ Hustle

In a recent interview with with California radio station KROQ, Del Rey credited the Weeknd for helping launch her career. “He’s kind of the reason I was ever on the radio like six years ago,” she said. “He started posting all my videos on his Tumblr and social media … He’s been in touch with me ever since then. He’s always been really supportive. He had his own path, which led him to this place that’s crazy big. But we’ve just been friends for maybe the past six years.” HustleTV

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Lana Del Rey www.HustleTV.tv www.HustleGrind.com DJ Hustle

Del Rey also revealed to KROQ the title of her upcoming Stevie Nicks collaboration, “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems,” and detailed the song’s creation. The ” Love” singer explained that, after deciding that Lust for Lifeneeded an outside female presence, she and producer Rick Nowels approached the Fleetwood Mac vocalist.

“I kind of thought I had finished the record a couple times,” she said. “One of those times, I felt I wanted a woman on the record, and I was talking to [Nowels] about who would be great to get on the record. We both could only come up with Stevie. Funny enough, he went to high school with Stevie and wrote his first hit with her.”

Del Rey praised Nicks as “amazing,” noting that she stays up to date with contemporary music. “She’s kind of everything you hope she’s going to be,” the singer added. “She loved the track and added so much to it.” Listen to the full interview below: Follow Hustle on Twitter @DJHustle or Instagram DJHustle2407