The Panda Fever continues to spread when THEM Recording’s Innocent? puts a gritty New York spin on the Platinum-certified single that is still #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Lorenzo Lamar was born September 18th, 1984 in Oakland, growing up in the streets he was apart of everything this city has to offer!
At age 15, Lorenzo was selling drugs and helping out his family doing it, also signed his first recording contract with Battlefield Records, After that contract was over Lorenzo was 18 years old when he connected with childhood friends and put out a group album entitled Boyz in Black, which earn him respect and shows with Bay Area legends such as Keak da Sneak, Bart, Clyde Carson, Messy Marv, San Quein, and The Delinquents.
At age 20 Lorenzo Recorded his first solo album entitled Goon Talk or No Talk which feature Bay Area artist such as Stevie Joe, Erk tha Jerk, G-stack, Eddie Projectz and many more!! He was also featured on Projects such as Street Sweeper mixtape by Shady Shu, Bay Area Players 5, Masterpiece album by Chris da 5th. Appeared in a couple radio stations in the Bay Area and magazine such as Showcase.
In 2016, he signed his second recording contract with Choppersbeatwarehouse and is preparing to release his official debut solo album “No Longer Ordinary”. In June of 2016, his word play along with his melodic tones and street knowledge has him being discussed as one of the elite rappers to come out of the Bay Area.
When it comes to an artist like Dama Nilz, versatility tends to be a bit of an understatement. And with the release of her new track, “Semi Automatic”, the BK Queen takes a shift from the turn up of All Hail to tell the tale of true love gone hood while simultaneously setting the underground standard for videos with the Thelma & Louise inspired “Muvie”.
“Semi Automatic” out now on iTunes.
Ever since Adina Howard released her 1995 hit, “Freak Like Me”, she has been noted as one of the 90s hottest sex symbols. With her gorgeous looks associated with her no holds barred lyrics, it’s no mystery why she is still the object of every guy’s desire…well, at least the guys in my crew, anyways.
Adina has a collection of hits that still get played by DJs who still have her in their top 10.
Adina has since then become a culinary goddess and a loving wife, but that still hasn’t stopped her from the music. She has a single out called “Bad 4 Me” and her sound shows that she has definitely matured with time.
I sit down with Adina as we talk about “Bad 4 Me”, life as a sex symbol, the music business, her meaning of love and the blessing/curse of social media in this episode of #PhoneTap.
DJ Class is veteran of the Baltimore club scene, starting his career in the early 1990s and gained attention with his Unruly Records releases, including the local hit “Tear da Club Up”. In 2009, he scored his most commercially successful single to date with “I’m the Shit”, which was remixed by several artists and subsequently became a super top 40 Billboard chart hit upon being re-released. He currently has a his show, The DJ Class Mixx, on both Sirius XM and 100.1 The Heat.
I sit with him as we talk about his humble beginnings and the DJ life on this episode of #PhoneTap.
Straight from the success of his “New York” single, comes the YNVS rookie from DMV. Emcee Rob Rugah gives ode to some of hip hop’s greats on his new mixtape, The Golden Era.
The mixtape features not only dope lyrics over iconic beats you have heard in the 90s, but it also includes excerpts of quotes given by some of hip hop’s greatest rappers such as Biggie, Tupac and Big Pun.
The Golden Era mixtape is now available for download on audiomack.
To have something that is a true vintage you have to have something that was a true original. – Cari Zalloni, Creator of Cazal Eyewear.
Cazal is one of the world’s true upscale, eyewear collections. Created in 1975 by renowned designer Cari Zalloni, for whom the brand takes it namesake, Cazal frames have always been designed to be unique, unmistakable works of art. Always daring to be different, Cazal’s creativity and uncompromising quality remain at the pinnacle of modern eyewear.
Cazals are not made to be just a “pair of glasses”, but rather they are created for the person who has high fashion standards and a desire for originality. Designed and manufactured in Passau, Germany, each model is a masterpiece of design using exquisite materials and unparalleled precision. The attention to color is obvious through brilliant hand colorations that are exclusive to Cazal. Adornments are done by hand on each frame and include a combination of syringes, airbrushes, stencils, color baths, glitter, stones, acetates, glass, and lacquer inlays. High quality galvanization and lacquer protects from corrosion, scratching, and loss of color.
Cazal first obtained its popularity in the early 1980’s when it was embraced by inner city youths who quickly deemed the bold, gold trimmed, large zyl designs as “status eyewear”. Referred to as “Cazal Fever”, the collection became a sensation throughout the fashion world and was seen on the faces of such iconic legends as Run DMC, Sammie Davis Junior, Stevie Wonder and was mentioned in Michael Jackson’s video for the song “Bad”.
Having been among the most coveted cult accessories for decades now, the worldwide demand for these retro styles has hit a fever pitch reminiscent of “Cazal Fever” in the 80’s. Recently, Cazal Legends styles have been sought out and worn by a whole new generation of celebrities. Jay Z, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Usher, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Brad Pitt, Will I Am, Fergie, Ne-Yo, James, Harden, Rhianna, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Lion, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Cee Lo, Nelly, Meek Mill, Wale, Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, Nas, Spike Lee, and many more have all been photographed wearing these legendary models.
Presently comprising the Cazal Legends Collection are the 163, 607, 607/2, 616, 623, 627, 642, 643, 644, 873, 905, and 958. Each style is identical to the originals and is made from the same tools, hardware, plastic colors, and factory equipment that first constructed the originals over 25 years ago. In addition, new interpretations of the classics include hybrids such as the 656, 659, 670, 672, 680, 6004, 8021, 8022, and 8026.
On May 5th, Cazal will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a 40 Years of Cazal: a history of the iconic frames as well as a debut of their Spring 2016 eye-wear Collection.