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.

GUESTS INCLUDE:

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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Kid Cudi Welcomed To Universal, Gets Label Of His Own

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via HipHopDX

Kid Cudi, the rapper behind the hit song “Day N Nite” has finally found a label to call home. On April 15, it was announced that the Ohio-born rapper will be joining Universal Motown.

Kid Cudi is at the vanguard of a game-changing new generation of artists,Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone explained in a statement. “He crosses musical boundaries with an appeal that goes beyond genre, format, race, language, and culture. Cudi lives easily in the Hip Hop, Indie Rock, Pop, and R&B worlds – a diversity that shows in his innovative music and his all-embracing persona. He is a born storyteller who brings a positive, life-affirming message to his brilliant lyrical flow and compelling music. There are no clichés in what Cudi does. He is a breath of fresh air – a dynamic and important new voice, not only in the next phase of Hip Hop, but as a groundbreaking trendsetter who represents the future. I am thrilled to welcome Kid Cudi into the Universal Motown family.

Without the assistance of any major label, Kid Cudi has managed to begin a successful career. His song “Day N Nite” has managed to stay on the Billboard charts for an impressive 96 weeks, peaking at the number seven spot on the Pop 100 chart. The song is also a Top 5 download on iTunes.

Currently, Kid Cudi is working on wrapping up his debut album Man on the Moon: The Guardian. The album is expected to be released later summer 2009. Continue reading

Kid Cudi Ponders Retirement Before Debut

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via HipHopDX

Just two weeks after Kid Cudi signed a deal with Universal Motown to release his debut album in conjunction with G.O.O.D. Music, Man On The Moon: The Guardians, he has now announced his retirement from the rap game. His reasoning? There’s just too much drama in the music industry.

AFTER THE RELEASE OF MY FIRST LP THIS SUMMER, IAM NOT MAKING ANY MORE SOLO ALBUMS,” Cudi said in his blog. “IAM FALLIN BACK ON BEING A ARTIST. THE DRAMA THAT COMES WITH IT IS MORE OVERWHELMING THAN THE SHIT I WAS DEALING WIT WHEN I WAS PISS POOR BROKE. MY FRIENDS GET MAD AT ME, SAY IVE CHANGED, ONE OF THE ONLY HOMIES I GOT IN THIS GAME, WALE, IS WORRIED ABOUT ME CUZ OF SHIT HE HEARS. LIKE WTF? WHO CAN SAY IM BEIN HOLLYWOOD?

Cudi earned critical acclaim for his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi, was also featured on Kanye West’s “Welcome to Hearbreak” [click to view], and landed a number one spot on the UK charts with his single “Day ‘n’ Night.” However, Cudi explains that he is tired of dealing with “more uncalled for problems than the average human being should have to deal with.

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said that he does not look at it as quitting because he’s already accomplished his goal of pleasing fans, and earning the respect of critics. Yet, if Cudi does plan to retire, it won’t be the last that fans see of him.

IAM GOING TO FOCUS ALL MY ATTENTION ON THE HBO SHOW WHICH WE START SHOOTING IN AUGUST AND MY ACTING CAREER IN GENERAL…ILL CONTINUE TO DO SHOWS FOR THE REAL KID CUDI FANS, AND IM PLANNING A BIG CONCERT THIS SUMMER, JUS ME, AND I WILL PERFORM MY ENTIRE MIXTAPE FROM BEGINNING TO END AND NEW SONGS FROM MY ALBUM.” Continue reading