Saturday, April 7, 2012

Member Of R&B Group Hamilton Park Joins The Cast Of Feature Film "A Family On Edge"

Anthony Dorsey, a member of popular R&B group Hamilton Park, recently joined the cast of A Family On Edge, an urban drama filming in various locations throughout the Atlanta are for the past month. Directed by record label executive-turned-filmmaker, Bruce Locke, with the assistance of director of photography Hakim Robinson, the film stars Sean White (MICHAEL), Jules Nobles (RISA) and Gabriel Davis (GABRIEL). A Family On Edge is about two brothers, Michael and Gabriel Bonds, who were thick as thieves growing up in Atlanta and protected each other by any means necessary. When a fatal mistake separates the siblings, their rock-solid relationship is forever changed. Shocking secrets from past and present create intensifying tension between the brothers who find themselves faced with a perilous choice, resulting in A Family On Edge. This highly-realistic urban drama is layered with unpredictable twists and turns that appeal to an intergenerational audience. According to Locke, who lives in Mississippi and spends a great deal of time on business in Los Angeles, “I considered shooting other places however, Atlanta was the perfect place to shoot the story.” The president and CEO of Paragon Records, “It has great locations, access to equipment, and professional actors and film crews.” The film was produced by Cinesational Films in association with Eyes Entertainment. ReGina Nicole served as producer; Arlene Arlene A. McGruder, assistant director; Colleen Franklin, script supervisor; Yolanda Locke and Pamela Ward, production assistants; and Edrea Davis, supervising producer. Other members of cast and crew includes: Maurice Burly, Chameria Law, Tony Clayton, Brittany L. Smith, Lamont Lankford, Maurice and Perry Norsworthy, Scott J. Taysom, Anthony Mack, Chris Moore, Vicki Lau, Derrick Newsome, Stefania D, Walter Hendrix III, Vanessa Turner, Jafari Bernard, Ben Lambeth, and Ben J. Tincher. Three DeKalb School of the Arts students -Wayne Stewart, Jacobe King and Colbie Zeno - were awarded special appearances in the film. A Family on Edge is slated for release late 2012. For more information visit or Facebook: A Family on Edge. Contact:

Another One For The Fire Prepares To Release Fiery Sophomore Mixtape

May 8 will see to the release of "Hi, I'm Question Mark," the second in a series of controversial mixtapes released by homosexual rapper Another One For The Fire. His debut tape, "Straight From The Gutters of Sheol" garnered national media attention for its diss tracks aimed at Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, as well as derogatory remarks against rap veterans 2Pac and Biggie. The rapper, who has since relocated to New York, has just released the upcoming mixtape's introductory track onto his website, a href="" target="_blank">, which not only fires shots at Khalifa and Miller, but downs the whole Steel City itself: "F--king redneck Aldi shoppers wearing Steelers hats. F--k the yellow and black, F--k Pittsburgh all in fact, Moved out that racist city years ago, no moving back." The mixtape is rumored to feature a guest appearance by Florida's up and coming gay rapper Sissy Rich.

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Doug McCurry CD 'Romance Like It Was' Due Out May 22nd

Alternative Pop-Rock musician Doug McCurry will release a new CD on May 22, 2012, entitled 'Romance Like It Was'. The album is the first from McCurry since 'Seven Songs About Leaving' in 2010, and like its predecessor will be released on his own 5-16 Records label. All 12 songs were self-penned by McCurry. 'Romance Like It Was' blends a number of musical genres and time periods to offer an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from the R&B influenced 'Wanda' and 'Cleveland Park', to rock ballads 'Along The River' and 'Christina'. Several guest artists assisted in the project including violinist Lisa Spring, saxophonist Brent Bagwell (Great Architect), Chris Johnson (Hardcore Lounge) on trumpet and keyboards, former band mates William Earl (Big Brick Building) on drums and Greg Gilbert (Swivel) on bass. 'This album is a little more electric, a little less dark, and more pop oriented than the prior release', McCurry says. 'The songs were written from a different viewpoint and frame of mind, and warranted a different treatment. I am very excited about how the recording turned out'. Live performances are planned to follow the album release with William Earl and Greg Gilbert supporting. For additional information, visit or e-mail inquiries to ### 
 Doug McCurry has been involved in original music since the 1980's, as both a musician and producer. He was a member of the band Big Brick Building, who released 2 CDs and drew the attention of industry professionals, critics, and alternative music fans. After several years of absence, the 2010 release 'Seven Songs About Leaving' marked the return of Doug McCurry to writing and recording music.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tony Adamo & Mike Clark – Rollin’ To #1

Singer/Hip Spokenword artist Tony Adamo has gone to the top of the charts at with his new conception on vocal/spokenword song “9 Miles of Blu”. “9 Miles of Blu” was produced by legendary drummer Mike Clark formerly of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. ”9 Miles of Blu” has been at #1 on the charts for the last ten days. Adamo’s remake of the Tower of Power classic “What is Hip” is at #22 in the top 50 most downloaded songs on charts for top songs for 2011. The esteemed Clark is also on board as producer for Adamo’s unreleased CD, “9 MILES OF BLU,” in which Tony Adamo pays a verbal homage to Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other widely recognized jazz masters who led the way for the music we enjoy today. Devon Jackson, Rolling Stone & Village Voice, said: “There is energy and honor and wonder in Adamo’s words, especially in the fluid alliterative syncopated way the words reflect the inspiration that jazz gave him. Using cleverly smooth but complex combinations of jazz melodies, “9 Miles of Blu” is a funky, jazzy get in your face groove. Complementing Adamo’s nimble vocals are Mike Clark and guitarist Steve Homan, both of whose equally homage-ist beats and licks, respectively, are hip clean and entirely their own.” Devon Jackson, Rolling Stone & Village Voice

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Da-Movement Brings The Chicago Sound & Soul Back To Hip Hop With "All I Need Is You"

Pompey Hicks (aka Pay) of Da-Movement Records announced the release of the debut single “All I Need Is You” by Chicago based hip hop talent “Da-Movement.” The track features the multi-platinum recording group Do Or Die’s Johnny P., vocalist Marc Alonzo, and the highly esteemed rapper Qraft. “All I Need Is You” is the first release from Da-Movement’s album “Da-Movement Muzic Vol. 1, which is slated to drop this summer on Da-Movement Records. Da-Movement is not the average hip hop group, as Hicks explained, “We’re trying to bring music and soul back into hip hop. The lyrics in a lot of songs today aren’t really saying anything, so people have just started listening to the beats. We give you the beats, but we also give you some soul, and lyrics that are really saying something. We mixed an R&B base with hip hop because we want listeners to hear what we’re saying. Our music is more than just choruses and hooks.” Qraft agreed, stating, “We take pride in what we do in the studio. And we’re not trying to take anything from other artists, but our style and sound is unique when compared with anyone else out there. We’re distinctive and that’s how it will remain as long as we’re making music.” “All I Need Is You” has quickly received accolades from critics, with the e-zine MusicDish stating,” Da-Movement is talented and smooth as silk. The track is both full and strong, but at the same time it’s cool and mellow. Musically and lyrically compelling, the vocal performances, hooks, and choruses are solid. This is the kind of song that you want to play when it’s time to be alone with your lady after you leave the club. Or you can vibe with her right there in the club. It’s smooth with a flawless delivery, telling a story about how women need a good man (boss) and vice versa. There are enough songs out there degrading women and this one is at the opposite end of the spectrum with a Chicago west side sound giving it plenty of flavor. Qraft and Pay’s styles are so different that when you put them together, you get both sides of the coin. It’s explosive and it works.” Never More, a member of the legendary Chicago group Crucial Conflict which also has several projects due out this year and who is featured on other tracks of the album had this to say: “You can hear the passion in their music. They have a love for hip hop and a love for crafting music and you can tell that they put a lot into it the moment you hear it.” “All I Need Is You” can be purchased at the following major online retailers: iTunes: rdio Social Zune LINKS: ReverbNation Facebook CONTACT: Pompey Hicks Da-Movement Records Email Da-Movement Records

Monday, April 2, 2012

Heterosexuality Obsolete? Another One For The Fire Say So In New Single.

Gay Pittsburgh rapper "Another One For The Fire" has released a brand new single on his website,, earlier today entitled "Withstand the Fire (21st Century LGBT Anthem)." A heartfelt but brutal diatribe against homophobia in general, the song has sparked some concern amongst sympathetic heterosexuals for being too militant and hateful, one lyric in particular calling heterosexuals "evolved monkeys" obsessed with procreation. The song, just under 3 minutes, can be freely downloaded at the artist's website. No stranger to controversy, Another One For The Fire made national headlines earlier in March when he released his debut mixtape which included diss tracks aimed at Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. He is currently preparing a sophomore mixtape, which will feature a guest appearance from Florida's up-and-coming gay rapper Sissy Rich.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tiffany Kuenzi Receives Notable Indie Music Award Nomination

Although a new voice in country music, Tiffany Kuenzi is a stunning artist that is already establishing her place within the industry. After releasing her single, "Tonight," Tiffany has received a continued wave of support and praise for the track, gaining recognition as she steps into the spotlight. With her continued successes, Tiffany's acclaimed "Tonight" has now been nominated as "Best Country Song" for the Indie Music Awards in LA! Turning heads of industry reps and radio DJs from all over, Tiffany's breakout hit "Tonight" has received national airplay and given Tiffany numerous devoted fans. Now nominated for an Indie Music Award, "Tonight" is a heartfelt, moving tune with emotional depth and a beautiful melody, making it easy to play again and again. As a new artist, Tiffany success with "Tonight" is telling of her talent, dedication and potential to become a star. On the brink of stardom as a country music artist, the charming Tiffany Kuenzi is one to look out for. Nominated as "Best Country Song" for the Los Angeles Indie Music Awards for her hit single, "Tonight," Tiffany is quickly moving forward with her career, continuing to stay true to herself and she keeps up with her passion for making quality, affective music. To find out what Tiffany is up to, check out the following sites: Bridegroom & Bitney is a music and entertainment publicity and social media consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA founded by Shane Bitney Crone and Thomas Lee Bridegroom. For more information, visit

"F - - - The IRS" By Cutting Edge Growing In Popularity

The song “F - - - The IRS” by the indie band, Cutting Edge is an ‘in-your-face’ protest song against the I.R.S. that Cutting Edge is riding as a wave of growing popularity to the doors and halls of Washington D.C. Despite the title of the song, it contains no profanity, just good rock music that reminds one of the protest movements in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The song is a call for people to stand up against the growing deficit and out of control spending in Washington D.C. In America today, we are looking at the Occupy Wall Street Movement and other such movements continuing through the summer in the United States and around the world. Government is not responding to the needs of the people and the growing deficit is out of control; and with it being an election year, 2012 could be a ‘year of change’. “F - - - The IRS” is a song that speaks to the politicians from the hearts of most Americans today and could become the anthem for such change. Released three weeks ago by Cutting Edge, “F - - - The IRS” is already #47 in the top 200 of the Digital Radio Airplay charts along with other such artists as Lady Gaga, Usher, Pitbull, LMFAO, Train and The Black Keys. The band’s Facebook page is growing faster in the last 3 weeks and last week, Cutting Edge did a new Facebook page for “F - - - The IRS” and in the first five days the page had over 600 ‘likes’. While internet radio is beginning to drive ”F - - - The IRS” up the charts, Radio Outlaw, a network of over 300 radio stations in the U.S. and Europe, has jumped hard on the song; giving it 8 spins a day at each station. Radio Outlaw Network President Steven Webb stated the song is “an instant hit among taxpayers fed up with the abuse of the IRS and his audience loves it”. Internet radio stations that have the song in rotation include such popular stations as 100.1 The Eagle in San Diego, 101.1 FM KLOL in Denver, KILT in Dallas, KROC in Louisville, Massive Rock Radio in New York City, Pure Sounds Radio in Chicago, Z100 Rocks in Indianapolis, Choice Radio in Columbia and Cyber Music Boxx in Palmdale. Due to the approaching tax season, Cutting Edge has started receiving suggestions from various fans and organizations about what to do with “F - - - The IRS”. There have been suggestions that the band send mp3s of the song to each member of Congress and the Presidential candidates, while others have suggested a Facebook campaign to have everyone replace their profile picture with the “F - - - The IRS” logo on April 12th to the 15th. As the band’s lead vocalist David Pesnell stated, “Cutting Edge would love to do these things, but the band is not sure how to proceed with these two ideas”. Pesnell further said “if anyone is interested in putting this together, let the band know and Cutting Edge is more than willing to help; everyone in the band thinks it would be great and a lot of fun”. One thing that Cutting Edge has jumped on since it is tax season, they are offering the CD of “F - - - The IRS” (the original rock version and different dance remixes by Ricky Ric) for only $1 per download at 101 Distribution. “F - - - The IRS’ by Cutting Edge is growing popularity, but since the band is not signed to a major record label, it may prove to be impossible to receive radio airplay in the top 50+ cities in the U.S. The major radio networks usually do not play the music of recording artists that are not signed to a major label, thus eliminating the song in the major markets. The success of the song will rely upon Middle America, Small Town U.S.A., and college students. An ‘in-your-face’ tax protest song about the IRS that is being offered at only $1 seems to be an interesting concept and it will be interesting to see if the college students of today embrace it! Cutting Edge is comprised of David Pesnell, Liza Pesnell and William Zimmerman. The band was formed in 1998 and has released six albums and have charted several songs over the years, including “Every Time I Try”, “Love Police”, “Without You”, “If The walls Could Talk”, “Your Live Is My Oxygen”, “Goliath” and others.