USI Awards 2009 / Upper State Independent Awards Show
11-07-2009 Syracuse, NY
Furman St. Celebration
08-22-2009 Syracuse, NY Between Midland and South Salina St.
Time: 3pm-9pm EST
It's finally here. The 2nd Annual Furman St. Block Party
Celebration presented by Sheridonna, JIMMY BLACK and Neighbors.
Activities includes: Books giveaway, face painting, Dance
Competition, Two on Two basketball, Track and Field,
Double Dutch, Go cart Driving, and Bouncer for the kids.
Special invited guests are AYO and L Finess.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Mrs. Geneva Hayden
KFC on S. Salina St.
Valley Cleaners of Midland Ave.
Faith and Hope Church
NYS State Fair Pan African Stage, Syracuse NY
09-05-2009 Hip Hop For The Homeless, Syracuse NY
10-07-2009 We Got It Tour, Sacramento CA
10-30-2009 Yes We Can Talent Showcase, Syracuse NY
Upper State Independent Awards, Syracuse NY
12-11-2009 West African Tour
Mid West Tour
INDEPENDENCE DAY (ATL) ATLANTA
THE LOVE CAMPAIGN
SYRACUSE, New York
Bedell, aka Jimmy Black, presents 'Hip-Hop for the Homeless' at
Westcott Community Center in Syracuse
Mark Biaczak, Syracuse Post Standard
Kendric T. Bedell is at it again.
The Syracuse man who started the
Indie Awards at the Palace Theatre two years ago and is
partnering with Patrice Bey to put on the People's Stride series is
putting on "Hip-Hop for the Homeless" Friday night at the
Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse NY.
He'll perform under his rap name
Jimmy Black. Also on
the stage will be Will Star,
MANIAC, BE, Maxxine Justus, Lil Kayouz, Reality, Da 1st and
The donation is $10. They will also accept non-perishable food
items, clothing and blankets. "A percentage of the donations will go
to the Rescue Mission and other Syracuse organizations that aid and
assist the homeless," Bedell says.
JimmyblackMusic.com and Power of 10 Promotions Presents Hip Hop 4
the Homeless Show and Talent Competition in Syracuse, NY
The Wescott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
Show is Friday, April 24, 2009 at 9pm EST
This is a benefit show to assist Syracuse area Homeless
Hosted by Sheridonna
Live Performances by
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Talent Competition sponsored by Jimmy Black music and Power of 10
Promotions to sign up for the competition contact: Jimmy Black at
Music Presents Hip Hop for the Homeless Benefit Show In Baltimore,
Finally, someone is going to take the lead and help the people who
need the most help of us all, the homeless. With the economy moving
in a continuous down slope, finances are getting tight for everyone,
but even in such trying times people still are able to give.
Major Cameron, also known as Brother Maniac, owner of Brother MANIAC
Music along with Baltimore R and B Artist Will Star and Ms. Kitten,
Manager with Topp Dogg Hill has decided to lead the giving with his
upcoming event, the "Hip Hop for the Homeless Benefit Show. " This
event was designed to bring together Hip Hop Artists from DC,
Maryland and Virginia to raise awareness of the Homeless Problem
that our region faces. It will also give a percentage of the events
profits to area homeless organizations such as Martha's Table.
Brother Maniac has booked an amazing line up of talent from the
region. Artists scheduled to perform on Sunday, April 26, 2009
Hosted by Will Star and Ms. Kitten
SAVAGE THE BEAST
Brother MANIAC Music along with Experience Reality Magazine, Kapital
Magazine and Across the Fader are co-sponsoring the Hip Hop for the
Homeless Benefit show which will take place On Sunday, April 26th at
The Five Seasons, 830 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 4-8pm.
The Hip Hop for the Homeless Benefit Show will include live
performances from many of the participating artist and some special
guests. Donation for attending the event is $10 (we will also be
accepting donations of non-parishable food Items, Clothing and
Blankets). A percentage of donations will go to Martha's Kitchen (A
DC area soup kitchen) and other Baltimore organizations that aid and
assist the homeless.
Brother MANIAC has recently released his stellar hip hop project
Still Rising comprising of 13 tracks. For more infomation on this
project visit www.cdbaby.com/ brothermaniac5.
Download a free
For more information on the Hip Hop for the Homeless Benefit Show or
The Brother MANIAC Still Rising CD Release: please contact Major
Cameron (Brother MANIAC Music) at 1-888-961-0111. You can also visit
www.myspace. com/brothermaniac .
SHERIDONNA IS GRADUATING
Yes that's right, Sheridonna from the hit TV show "A Star On The Rise" is graduating from Bryant and Stratton College with Honors. She's been on the Dean's list
for all semesters, she's in the Honor Society (ABG, Alpha Beta Gamma). Not only is she the president for A.B.G. but she is also the president for the Graphic Design Club. She
kept a 4.0 GPA at Bryant and Stratton College from 2006-2009. Talking about determination, she got it going on. She host and coordinate the Upper State Independent
Award Show and does the graphic for A.T.H. Inc. She's energetic, detail-oriented, and hardworking .
Graduation is Saturday April 18, 2009 at 11am EST
John H.Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St. Syracuse NY
Sheridonna's After Party April 18, 2009 8pm-12am EST Download a free Sheridonna After Party flyer.
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave
Syracuse NY 13205
DJ TY on the 1's n 2's
Live Performances by JIMMY BLACK, Lil Kayouz and Guest.
HIP-HOP ARTIST, JIMMY BLACK, RELEASES NEW EP THAT'S HOW WE PARTY
The wait is finally over, hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, Jimmy Black releases new EP entitled That's How We Party. Slated for an early April 2009 release, music
collectors are encouraged to get their I-pods ready to download JIMMY BLACK's That's How We Party (EP). As the highly anticipated follow up to his 2006
release, The W.O.A.R.T.H., JIMMY BLACK's That's How We Party is completed with six full length tracks With songs ranging from thought provoking tracks like Why
Should You Run to trunk raddling joints like It's Hot to the title track and club single, That's How We Party.
Proving to be one of hip-hop's most contemporary rappers to date, JIMMY BLACK has taken a note from many of his influences and predecessors in the industry. By reaching out to
MultiPlatinum experts, Darrin [Digital-D] Harris (2Pac, Tony Toni Tone, En Vogue, DeAngelo and Digital underground) for mixing and Ken [K-Lou] Franklin (Master-P, E-40, Mac
Dre and Snoop Dogg) for mastering. All to ensure that fans and music collectors get their money's worth. The That's How We Party (EP) is destined to become one of
hip-hop's musical classics, says Jeff Armstrong, Asst. Manager of Mactivity Productions. To Download the That's How We Party, visit http://www.JIMMYBLACKMUSIC.com .
April 18, 2009 Sheridonna Graduation Party
April 24, 2009 Westcott Community Center
May 01, 2009 Westcott Community Center
May 08, 2009 Mother Day Bash
May 12, 2009 Yes We Can Talent Showcase
May 22, 2009 Westpoint Mississippi
June 11, 2009 Juneteenth Ancestral Dinner
June 12, 2009 Juneteenth Gospel Explosion with Mr. Charles Cannon
June 13, 2009 Juneteenth Main Event 2pm Jubilee Stage in Clinton Square, Syracuse NY
Stay tuned - more events to be announced.
WE MAKING IT
WHO GOT NEXT TALENT SHOWCASE
THIS WILL BE A $800 TALENT SHOWCASE WINNER TAKES ALL.
YOU WILL HAVE SOME OF THE BEST UP AND COMING INDEPENDENT ACTS IN VA.
ME AND SHERIDONNA GONNA BE ONE OF THE JUDGES SO YOU DON'T WANT TO
MISS THIS EVENT IF YOU IN THE AREA.
COURTHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER GYM 03-28-2009 5PM-7:30PM
29 STAFFORD AVE
STAFFORD VA 22554
THE OFFICIAL DMV AWARD PRE PARTY SHOW WILL BE HELD AT HAYDEES
6303 GEORGIA AVE.
WASHINGTON, DC NW 20018
Performing Live will be -
KONSHENS AND HIS STATE OF MIND
After party with Sugar Bear and E.U.
YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS SHOW WILL BE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE CAUSE WE
DEFINITELY GONNA MAKE IT HOT.
Prince Theo could be returning to Syracuse to play at
Mark Bialczak, Syracuse Post Standard
Organizer Patrice Bey reports that Jamaican reggae star Prince Theo
had a wonderful time as the debut performer at The People's Stride
concert series opener on Saturday night at the Southwest Community
Center in Syracuse. "He expressed humbly that he felt the trip
was well worth it as he got to know Syracuse and to encounter its
people," Bey writes. She adds that "Juneteenth planners have
expressed interest in booking Prince Theo for the annual Juneteenth
event ... so we may get to hear Prince Theo live with his band here
in the 'cuse again thanks to Jimmy Black."
Prince Theo brings proper spirit, big talent to The People's Stride
series debut at Southwest Community Center in Syracuse
Mark Bialczak, Syracuse Post
What: Prince Theo at The People's Stride Concert.
When: Saturday night.
Where: Southwest Community Center, Syracuse.
Crowd: 50 (estimated).
Time of concert: 3 hours total, 45 minutes for Prince Theo.
Prince Theo was the perfect special guest for the debut of The
People's Stride concert series. The reggae singer from Jamaica
filled the big room at the Southwest Community Center tonight with a
pure singing voice, positive message of social conviction and a big
heart for the Syracuse community. He thanked the hosts for the
new series, Patrice Bey and Jimmy Black, several times throughout
his headlining set. He waved to the children in the crowd who had
slipped away from their families to get a good view and show some
dance moves toward the front of the stage. And he sang to his
tracked music and made it feel totally in-the-moment, waving to
Syracuse DJ A.Y. to play a different song than they had planned or
getting him to start the track over so he could get the emphasis on
his lyrics even better than he did on the first track.
Bey introduced her old friend to the stage with the honored title of
"liberation reggae" artist. Also born in Jamaica, the current
resident of Syracuse had the honor of returning to their homeland
several years ago and performing with Prince Theo. She knew
where his heart and lyrics stand. Theo started his set off
with a beautiful a cappella song with the message "for everyone,
there's enough love. He ended the set with an equally gorgeous
a cappella song with this poetic beginning: "See that broken-hearted
man, sitting in the buring sand." In between he sang of love
and respect for your fellow man and the dogged determination to make
this world a better place. Prince Theo declared tis as his first
law: "Give to receive." And he got a big cheer for those words.
Bey and Kendric Bedell, who raps under the name Jimmy Black, started
this series with the hopes of giving the community a positive
outlet. One rule: No profanity or sexual content in lyrics allowed.
All of the Central New York acts kept to that mandate.
The show got off to slow start. DJ T.J.
had to help Prince Theo on a sound check when the doors opened at
the announced time of 6; he didn't start spinning on his own until
6:30 after a hefty pause. After he spun tracks for 30
minutes, Jimmy Black opened with sidekick L'il Kayouz, rapping,
"Don't give up, I love you and I want to see you rise." He and
Kayouz rolled with style together to "It's Hot." Teen-aged
poet Sabrenna recited three of her works with eloquence and fire. At
the end of "My Opinion," she declared, "Ain't nothing different but
this skin that we're in. This is my opinion." Reality
performed on acoustic guitar and vocals, a woman determined to make
things better for youth with a folk/world stew of sound. The title
of her song "Get Along Children" said so much. Khalid Bey
honored a request from his friend Patrice Bey to rap live one more
time, even though, as he told the crowd, he's "retired his rhymes"
to run for political office. Rapping under the name The Most
Talented, he talked of growth, honor and commitment to family with
his song "Evolution." Patrice Bey showed off her pretty voice
on "It's Calling You," inspired by moments of introspective
thinking, she told the crowd. Reggae group Bo Bo Camp ended up
five strong on stage, waving Jamaican flags and singing devotedly
about their rastafarian beliefs. "Knockin' on Zion's Door" was a
tasty take-off from Bob Dylan's classic "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."
The People's Stride
Hip-Hop and Reggae
Coming to Syracuse, Cultural Artiste from the Island of Jamaica,
Prince Theo, to the
Southwest Community Center, Saturday, March 14, 2009, Show time 6
PM. Alongside Syracuse
own Jimmy Black, Patrice and Others. Lyrical vibrations through
Hip-Hop and Reggae,
proclaiming what we are facing, doing and must do to move forward,
and thus the theme for
the evening is
The People's Stride. Don't miss this opportunity to
evening out with friends and family. Celebrating The People's Stride
Tickets are on Sale at Bongo's Jerk Hut directly across the Street
Southwest Community Center (401 South Avenue). Tickets are $20 in
Advance and at the
Culturally telling lyrics and soothing delivery style characterizes
this Reggae Artiste.
Prince Theo became known to the World when featured on Reggae's
heavyweight band Morgan
Heritage, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 Family and Friends with songs such as
All" and the East Man Project "Three Wise Men. This international
homeland recognition, as Irie FM's 2nd place contest winner in
Jamaica, and remains one
of Jamaica's pioneering Reggae Artiste
to date. His debut album, Set the Captives
Free hit the Jamaican charts in 2004, with soul driven songs such as
Down; musically penetrating the International market in the same
vain as Legendary
Liberation Reggae Artistes such as Bob Marley, Burning Spear,
Luciano & the late great
Garnet Silk. His smooth baritone voice expresses a variety of
soulfulness, joyful crooning and mesmerizing chanting through his
Rastafarian way of
life. His current releases, such as āBag a Bills and Better Things
challenging economic times, social choices and the need for
introspective decisions for
positive change. With mature versatility, this down to earth artiste
new single "Surprise
Me" graces listeners with a charming love song, fitting of his
character, humble personality
Live, Prince Theo performed on various stages in Jamaica as well as
America and Europe.
Just to name a few: Jamaica (1999-2001) Satta Massa Gana, Rebel
Salute, East Fest.
Canada (2002) Bushman and Brigadier Jerry. Europe (2006 and 2007
tours) in Switzerland,
Baaz'Art Festival, Zicalizes Festival (France) and the famous
Rotodom Sunsplash in Italy.
Recently, in Europe (December 2008 and January 2009) performances
alongside Queen Omega
(Trinidad) and Lorenzo (Jamaica) Switzerland, France and Italy.
"I will always give thanks to the father for his blessings both
spiritually." - Prince Theo
Releases the Still Rising CD and Embarks on The Still Rising Tour 2009
Washington, DC Feb 6, 2009 Born and raised in Washington, DC, this
brother is on a
mission to create awareness in his community by way of the hip hop
culture; he is a
brother who mesmerizes the ear with a sound that's all his own; a
brother who has a
distinctive style of body moving beats and rhyme; a brother that's
If you haven't guessed, this brother is Brother M.A.N.I.A.C. - a
Addressing Negative Information About the Community.
Brother MANIAC's new CD release entitled Still Rising is now
www.cdbaby.com/ brothermaniac5 features guest appearances from: Will
Darlette Gayle, Hitmaka, Multiple Man, Money for Life, Big Moe, D en
D Productions, Shy
Thoro, Mo Betta and Jimmy Black to name a few. The album contains 13
tracks filled with
pulsating, thought provoking lyrics and songs about the struggles of
life in the
community. With his new album freshly released Brother MANIAC is
ready to move out on
The Still Rising Tour 2009. The Still Rising Tour 2009 was designed
Independent artists from Washington , DC , Fredericksburg , VA ,
Syracuse , NY and
Baltimore , MD to audiences in other major music markets. The Still
Rising Tour 2009
will feature an Open Mic, featured artist performances, and DJ After
Featured artist on this tour are:
Jimmy Black ( Syracuse, NY )
Will Star ( Baltimore, MD )
Comp ( Baltimore, MD )
Sonny Brown( Baltimore, MD )
Young Star( Baltimore, MD )
Grade A Material ( Fredericksburg, VA )
Uncle E( Fredericksburg, VA )
NiQue( Washington, DC )
Alorious ( Washington, DC )
BE( Washington, DC )
Sammy Bravo ( Washington, DC )
Brother MANIAC( Washington, DC )
PAPER STACK (New York City)
AIGNE RECORDS RECORDING ARTISTS PAPERSTACKS
LIL KAYOUZ (Syracuse)
T KORE (Syracuse)
Most of these artists have an affiliation with CD Baby.com and most
have sold units
through the Internet website. "This tour will bring to light many of
artists from Syracuse, NY Washington, DC, Fredericksburg, VA, and
Baltimore, MD, Says
Major Cameron, Promotions Director for Brother MANIAC Music.
Brother MANIAC Music along with Kapitol Magazine, Experience Reality
Magazine, and CD
Baby.com are co-sponsoring The Still Rising Tour 2009 which will hit
the following cities
and venues these dates and times:
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 9pm
The Still Rising Tour-Kickoff
940 Bragg Rd
Friday, February 13, 2009, 9pm
The Still Rising Tour-Kickoff
3311 Rhode Island Ave
Mt. Rainier, MD
Saturday, February 14, 2009, 1-5pm
The Still Rising Tour
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Ave
Saturday, February 14, 2009, 6-9pm
The Still Rising Tour
South West Community Center
401 South Avenue
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 3-8pm
Hip Hop for the Homeless Event
The Still Rising Tour-Kickoff
830 Guilford St
Mandatory Donation $10
Non-parishable food items
Coat and Blanket Donations
Each Still Rising Tour event will include an Open Mic Session, a
performance segment and DJ After Party. Tickets for each of these
events are $10 in
advance and may be obtained through Brother MANIAC Music. Visit
com/brothermania c or Call Brother MANIAC Music at 1-888-961-0111
for locations where
tickets are being sold.
For more information on The Still Rising Tour 2009 events contact
Major Cameron (Brother
MANIAC Music) at 1-888-961-0111 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Brother MANIAC Music
4423 Lehigh Road Suite 202
College Park , MD 20740
www.myspace. com/brothermania c
Still Rising tour coming Feb 12-15, 2009
The DMV Awards coming 2009
Brother MANIAC Still Rising CD available Now
www.myspace. com/brothermania c