Thursday, April 17, 2014

LIL HOMIE E Off To A Great Start!

Lil Homie E
 the new song has hit the market  Lil Homie E Do It For The Fam
now this is a grteat song along the lines of family.
Lil Homie E will Be Shooting a Video in hamilton as wellas showing parts of the south where his family also lives eddie smiley is part of the Ricky Smiley family, his mom gail and father  Pastor Smiley of  Hamilton Ohio Outside of Cincinatti Ohio

Lil Homie E / Propaganda is a song writer producer who creates his own beats from being a church drummer and also a song writer who creates to other producers beats he says creating music is what he loves to do and hope it will take his family and life to another level . his brothers Darius and Le'don supported him along with his older sister and mother. he started drumming at the age of 4 at his fathers church along with his brother Dashaun who was killed ia accidental shooting whicth took pl;ace in Ohio Homie became a statistic in a small town outside of where he was born.

later only to move to atlanta where a  magazine discover Homie after putting him o a mixtape which was distributed around the world to end up in the hand of a magazine editor who loved the song Do It for the fam. he sent it to a friend to play on the radio and it was a hit from there. the magazine editor Kelby who ran Makin It Magazine later found outhe worked with the mother of the artist at one point.
and brought it up to another A&R who also worked with his mother who claimed at the time LIL Homie was Not Ready because he had moved back from Atlanta To Ohio But soon Grew Frustrated and wanted to move back.

after the arrest of his cousin there was not much for LIL Homie E to stay in Ohio For his mother was the best manager and he still counted on her to handle his career  and get him to the next level.
people came and people went some made it and some did not the Atlanta Music scene was fast and brutal some even died trying to live the dream. for many it will never come true and for others it will always be a dream Come true.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bad Attitude NIKKI O Dropped like a Hot Cake

Artist Nikki O Was Recently Dropped from Unruly South Entertainment Company
recording artist Nikki O who performed at the Women In The Black here in NY was not the center of attraction, people were leaving the event and calling her unskilled. when management addressed her situation the encountered a bad attitude as well as her label.  Nikki O is a new artist who has about a 500 people fan base due to the fact your fans are only 10 percent of your hits.the art.  Nikki O Was Dropped  Not The diva has 6 kids and a constant battle of excuses BMH Records Booked Nikki O for dates with popular signed artist only for her to tell them she refused to perform because of a error that occurred with a DJ at another performance which was her fault for not Following Instructions, like please bring a CD which she refused,
Her road management incurred a non payment for all performances. Nikki O always had an excuse that her kids needed something or they were hungry and you can't play being a artist and expecting others to support you with out a proven track record is crazy.  Raise your kids and then come back without excuses. this is a business and singers are a dime a dozen with problems. no one wants to deal with excuses not even the gas company.and such defiant behavior will only land you in court
Nikki O was told she had to pay for her distribution like all other artist and she refused.she was told
she need to pay for promotions on her music and refused, after being submitted to Atlantic Records and being told by 2 labels she was not able to get a signing bonus Nikki O who talks in the 3rd person became angry because they asked her to wear veneers over her gap she rebelled saying she wants to rep her gap. Her management company picked her up with 523 hits on her CD and promoted her to above 2300 yet Nikki O refused to pay for services and became more unbearable with her attitude. The management company who Dropped her like a hot cake saying she is a problem artist. Nikki O was reviewed by numerous  Music Groups and Labels only to experience a let down because of  how long the song had been out 2 years and her numbers were under a thousand. Nikki O could not secure a distribution deal, at that time her management told her to step up her game she concurred and made a plan but did not stick to it. Management say's they do not have valuable time to waste on a artist with a mountain of excuses, all revolving around her 6 kids and lack of commitment to her own music. Singer Nikki O is also Involved in a lengthily Custody Battle trying to get 4 of her children back from her X husband who has divorced her.
 After performing Live At The Women In The Black. Nikki O met with Industry professionals who would have loved to work with her but would not invest in her until they saw a solid track record of  her performance & fan base giving her time to promote and build and ticket base in the thousands. After consulting with Nikki O numerous times her management company decided she was a waste of time and problematical. Labels have a problem with signing people when the excuses pile up during development. as for Nikki O she was to busy finding new out fits rather than paying her people that's the sign of a person who does not know what they are doing and wont listen to people who do.the management company says we wish you luck on your journey, and hope you learn services have to be paid. The company filed a 5000 dollar lawsuit just to set precedence. Going forward Nikki you pay up front because anyone who trust you will end up in court suing to get what they are owed. This will be a case to remember, as for the management company they have moved on and introduced their new artist and the new CD Unruly South and The 40 Thieves which Nikki O will not appear on. good luck UnRuly
watch out for those UnRuly artist Like Nikki O.
Atlanta I Spy will follow up with the court case and keep you updated

 Bye The Way Nikki O, Nice Wig Nikki O is a make Up Artist for Sephoria.and currently resides in Bronx NY signed to BMH Island Def Jam Distribution Status Contract DROPPED like a hot Cake



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He is best know for the musical duo Pomplamoose, which he co-creates with his partner Nataly Dawn. In 2013 he founded Patreon, a new concept in crowdfunding that has a lot of people talking.
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- What he means by "Acting before you are ready"
The "mental poison" he had to overcome years ago
- How "Sesame Street" helped Pomplamoose create viral YouTube videos
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Billy Grisack and I return with the second installment of our new weekly podcast.
Last week we asked the question, "What's your Big BUT?" Meaning, a "But" that is keeping you from taking your music career to the next level. In episode 2 we offer some advice, along with four simple steps you can use to kiss your Big BUT goodbye ... for good!
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The A&R Review & The A&R Gospel

The A&R Review TV Show Has a twin The A&R Gospel
Created by Gail A&R Smiley Of Cincinnati Ohio  and TY Gullatt Of Cleveland Ohio
Has found nation wide Interest Investors are pouring in for the info on the New upcoming 2014 show.
The show is a all original music competition said to be spectacular the next big thing Record companies and Dj's are lining up for the castings of the show. We spoke with one of the creators of the show Gail A&R Smiley who is excited about the show and over whelmed  at its Interest hows ever. she said I love to write scenarios and self help books, and I have lots of show Ideas that that investors are interested in. so i feel very comfortable in this skin, its what I went to school for and spent a big part of my life doing this for others. I asked her how hard was this to do? very hard because all though you see and believe in the product not everyone else will when it comes to friends and family they will say its a good idea and help for a minute but you really have to have faith and believe and do this on your own. I believe we are able to get past all the obstacles with God. also we asked what will this do for you? she said Change my whole life and allow me to be a blessing to others. The show was developed by New Show Studios and is being handled By The Anderson Law Firm Out Of Atlanta Georgia where the show is scheduled to be filmed. talent coordinator for the show Is Daryl Cline or DC productions and on air radio Host out of Tennessee who also helped with casting for the show along with Ms. Smiley & Tony Brown & Associates and Big Man Entertainment
the show started casting in 2012 and chose people for the teaser reel.

You can look forward to seeing talent from all over the world as well as top record labels and DJ"s
talent for the show will Include Tentatively Boris Kodjoe, Tyrese Gibson, 50 CENT,Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Melba Moore, Janelle Monae, Zack Brown Band & Lisa Raye and Produced By Ice Cube,.Usher, Cheryl The Pearl  Big Duke & possibly Blondie as well as guest in the rotating record pool. and world famous producers like Teddy Riley & Tim Gatling , Carlos Willis
The Twin Gospel Show will kick Off with Shirley Murdock & Husband Dale Degroat, Donald Lawrence Canton Jones, Dorinda Clark & live band Deron Bell.The show budget is 1.8 Million dollars. for 6 pilots 3 each and the team is confident they have great investors interested and ready to move forward with above that amount.what more can we say she took her job and made a TV show. Congrats Gail and Ty we look forward to seeing the show this season.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Elaine Gibbs

Singer Elaine Gibbs
you may remember her as one of the contestants of  X Factor as she rocked the stage with her dynamic performances singing and looking effortley timless as she climbs the scales with her uniquie powerful version of singer R&B & POP.
Elaine says she loved to have fun and for her singing for people and seeing them enjoy her music give her joy
and though she did not win the competion and later faced some life changing tragedys after performing on X Factor. Elaine has overcome her adversitys and now is going on with her career as a singer. Currently she works with producer and writer Richard Niles who is producing her first album sence X Factor.
She has a New Single and is eger to share it with the world. We  are sure this is not the last you will here about Elaine.At 50 she is still bring the house down. she was truly a undiscovered talent for far to long. we look forward to enjoying the artist Elaine Gibbs .
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