The F.I.R.M Launch/Music Fest Weekend

THE F.I.R.M Launch Weekend and Music Conference started on Wednesday but there are still more events ahead. If you are in the Atlanta area Don’t Miss It!


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On Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, The F.I.R.M. launched its groundbreaking music festival and empower others on the importance of “Taking Ownership of Ourselves.” It will be a powerful movement focused on practical education, providing real opportunities in the music industry, while helping artists reach their maximum potential. This five-day launch will include; Writing Sessions- Live in the Studio, The Kick Off Party, Live Radio, a Pop/R&B/Gospel Showcase, Producer’s Swap Meet, Panel Discussions, The Official F.I.R.M. Launch Party, Tweet & Eat Picnic, and The Premiere A&R Showcase.


Wayne Williams-Jive Records,
Kim Smith- Rowdy Records (Dallas Austin),
T Mah- Konvict Records,
Serge- Atlantic Records,
Dub G- UGK Records,
Cappriccieo Scates – SESAC,
Askia Fountain – Compound (Ne yo),
Kawan “KP” Prather- Def Jam Records,
Mike Jackson- EMI Music Publishing,
Ray Daniels- Universal/ Motown Records,
Lamont Norris- Universal/ Motown,
Brian Miller- Artist Factory,
Torrence Scott- J Pat Records (Usher),
Kna nook- Collipark Music,
Sal- Disturbing Tha Peace,
Khao Cates – Producer (R. Kelly, T.I., Ruben Studdard, Lil G, Snoop, Ludacris, Pharrell),
Nitti Beats- Producer (Yung Joc, Young Dro, T.I., Plies, Juvenile, Jermaine Dupri),
No ID- G.O.O.D. Music (Kanye, Jay Z, Common, Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Alicia Keys), and TJ Chapman- TJ DJs.

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The Lil Homie Plies Preps Sophomore Release


The Lil Homie Plies is striking while the iron is hot. According to an article on Plies is reading his sophomore release Definition of Real, after enjoying gold success with his debut CD The Real Testament.  Slated for a June 10 release Plies also spoke on the secrets to his formula.  He said he doesn’t rely on high priced producers to cook up tracks, instead he leans on his brothers production company The World Music Group.

“We got a lot of good producers under our umbrella,” he says. “At the end of the day if you’re not careful you can go through this business coming out with great records, great albums and walk away with nothing to show. So, I’m just trying to tighten up my business side of it.”

You can also forget any rapper guest appearances, like George Bush the Homie Plies prefers to go at it alone. He is sticking with his winning formula and going with a R&B crooner on the hook and this time around he snatched up Ne-Yo for his yet untitled lead single. “It’s all me on this album but I was able to work with a Ne-Yo who gave me that good radio side, that radio look.”In addition to him tightening the music business side up Plies is also venturing into reality TV and fashion. Based off his two-part single “Bust It Baby” which Plies describes as “the best sexual experience” this will be the name of the show as well as an all-female fashion line. There are currently three major networks bidding for the pepper hot show which received 200,000 hits for the casting call alone!  For more info on the Lil Homie Plies CLICK HERE

“Low” Still Sitting High On Charts, Shattering Records



The Flo Rida smash single “Low” featuring T-Pain still continues to sit high on charts and etch its own lane in history, becoming the #1 all time digital single with 3.5 million downloads.  This unprecedented run which saw Flo Rida snatch the record for the most downloads in one week (470,000), following his appearance on MTV’s New Years special has culminated in him sitting at number three a day before his highly anticipated album “Mail On Sunday” is slated for release tomorrow (3/18) and he will be looking to uphold the reigns of rap royalty by repping not only a Florida artist coming in at number one for two weeks in a row (its projected that Rick Ross will snag that honor this week) but this should be a good look for Poe Boy who is affiliated with both artists.  Below is an excerpt from the press release that Atlantic Records pushed out:

“These are the moments that we live for — when all the stars are aligned and a hit turns into a full-blown phenomenon,” said Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. “‘Low’ grew organically and exponentially, striking a huge nerve with fans and taking on a life of its own. Flo Rida stands out because he has a truly original style and a hugely charismatic presence. He has an incredible sense of melody, with the rare gift of being able to deliver monstrously catchy hooks while at the same time being rooted in the streets. The great news is that ‘Low’ is only the beginning. An amazing roster of producers has checked in to contribute to ‘MAIL ON SUNDAY,’ and he has a string of terrific records in the pipeline. Flo Rida is going to be delivering the goods for a very long time to come.”