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HAPPY 13th Year ANNIVERSARY to Taps Entertainment and Management, TAPS LLC, Taps N Spat Publishing (ASCAP), TAPS N SPAT RADIO, Bittersweet Records, The Critical Post Chicago, WorldWide Talent Management Association, Tina Terry Agency….What a Decade of major Accomplishments!
Tonepaay is a longstanding hip hop artist, and founder of his own entertainment company Newthousand Music Group. This is the lead single to his upcoming mixtape “Stop Hatin Get Money Reloaded”, which was recorded at All Bay Studios, in Berkeley, CA.
With the Newthousand boss pushing a hard line in promoting his new visuals, he promises his fans a bi-weekly effort in releasing new visuals to promote his latest effort. Tonepaay is well known out of Oakland for being co-signed by Numskull of the Luniz, and be apart of Numskull’s now defunct group “The Caliban”.
With all these new visuals coming soon, a recent two page write up and interview in All Bay Music Magazine, and a few new projects being released in the next year, we would say Tonepaay is only cranking up the heat, and trying to match the pace of the veteran MC.
I recently caught up with Tonepaay and found out about his new upcoming projects that have been recently released. Nightwave Radio is proud to announce the radio HOME of TonePaay aka New Thousand Music, this album is a sure shot after taking a heiatus for a while; Tonepaay is BACK! check out his Mixtape and STOP HATIN AND GET MONEY ALBUM…Nice Album Tonepaay-TAPS LLC
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In 1865, Junction Grove became part of the incorporated town of Lake. In 1868, Henry B. Lewis, a wool merchant on South Water Street, and a member of both the Cook County and Town of Lake boards of education, suggested the name of Englewood (after Englewood, New Jersey), since the area was heavily wooded. (Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Chicago)
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Once known as Junction Grove, the rich history of Englewood began in the mid-1800s as the area quickly developed into a rail and commerce crossroads. Junction Grove changed its name to Englewood in 1868, and in 1889, it became part of the City of Chicago. With its cross streets at 63rd and Halsted, the four railroad stations, and the 63rd Street ‘L’ stop, Englewood has long been a transportation hub of the south west side. This easy access helped to make Englewood one of the largest outlying business districts in the country for much of the first half of the 20th century. But Englewood has changed over the years. Now a struggling urban area, it is nevertheless known for its grassroots organizations and strong sense of community, on the forefront of revival.Chicago’s Englewood Neighborhood: At the Junction explores the history of the people, places, commerce, and community that have created this ever-changing neighborhood.
Socially Conscious Artist
Asks “The Question”
After headlines were made about the number of shootings that took place in Chicago last weekend (including one child, age 7) reports continue about additional shooting deaths. The media talks about gun control, the problems with gangs on the streets of Chicago … but the problem that seems so clear here, the fact that our children are being forgotten, is not addressed enough, if at all.
Enter Kendale Brinson, also known as Doc Illah. When an independent artist commands over 35,000 views on YouTube in less than a month, others take notice. When the same artist sends a message that everyone wants to hear, not only because they can relate, but because they can appreciate the sound of the music – one knows that they have discovered something truly special.
With his track, The Question, Kendale Brinson, also known as Doc Illah, has achieved exactly what he set out to do. He is causing people to think. “Rather than discussing the issues of the week that come and go in the media, I really want us to get to the heart of what is happening and/or not happening in this country,” Illah says. The Question is simple – how did we get here? The answer is complicated only because we allow ourselves to be distracted by the things that allow us to avoid the problems we are facing every day.”
Just last week, Brinson was a special guest on a radio show where crimes and fatalities, just like those that continue to take place in Chicago, were a great part of the discussion. Leaders from education, to music, to politics were all guests – and the consensus was that something needed to change. Through music, which everyone can relate to, Brinson and others believe the message, the true answers to The Question can be addressed. This interview is still available at the link below:
The Question has been the same over the course of the last 20 years according to Illah. In fact, he feels quite strongly that this is his real life’s work. And, in taking the time to write he saw problems unchanged and realized some things about himself. He says, “I started writing my album (Lessons in Life) in the 1990s when I got the first and most important lesson on this project. I had my mother listen to the rap I had written and she really got on me about the cursing and swearing I was doing. She helped me realize that it wasn’t necessary, and more importantly, it wasn’t what everyone needed to hear. What we needed to hear was music that many generations can relate to. If we can relate to the music, we can relate to each other. It is only then (when we can truly relate to each other) that we will be able to start solving the fundamental problems we have in this nation.
So why over 35,000 views already? Perhaps it’s the sound that reminds listeners of Marvin Gaye. Again, it could be the tight flow of rap between Illah, Ang13, and JAdams. It could be the video, directed by Illah and Torrance Smith, that depicts life as it is; the struggle of what is real and what is interrupting our minds. For Illah, it’s all of the above and it is quite intentional. “You don’t work for 20 years on something and then rush through its presentation,” he says. “I knew that I needed to tap into minds young and old; talent that was raw and real. It has worked.”
The Question is actually not the first track released from the album, Lessons in Life. However, just like all of Doc Illah’s work, it is reaching an audience that is broad – ranging in all colors, all ages, and all social classes – and getting to the heart of the matter.
We are the vanguard of the Chicago music scene underground.
It’s time for the vibes to be ramped up another notch! Too much crap programming out there. We’re the antithesis to that lousy, commercial vibe.
The Bittersweet Player was an app that went viral a few years back when MySpace was a few years old. Then MySpace lost the people war to Facebook. Thanks for stopping by our blog for thecritical-post.com – ezine. The e-zine is a genesis from what came to be known as The Daily MySpacian and MySpace Radio started on MySpace 31 AUG 2006. It all started with this article, Where It’s At — Part 1, and continued for a few years up to article 7. We lambasted the industry at large for poor taste and bad vibes all the way around.
Our mission with the initiative was to change the trends of the music coming out over the wires from wherever, and its business. We did. Bittersweet Records Co. (A Capitalism To End Starvation Corporation) was the face of that change and it’s viral music app, “The Bittersweet Player” is what, in the end, marched out the beat. That transition has taken place and now, it’s in full bloom. We didn’t care how much money we made; we wanted the idiots controlling the major media channels to wake up and start producing something worth listening to and as an afterthought, watching again. Our initial programming vibe used open format programming, encompassing all the main genres of popular music culture, one genre stacked right next to the other in the same playlist. This gives the music listener a break from monotony. We also lambasted the advertising, film and television community, as well as the politicians of the world for their hand in things.
By the end of October 2006, within two months, rap had fallen off the bookings of late night TV magazine shows, and every major corporate label’s servers were drawing major bandwidth from The Bittersweet Player’s music program on a daily basis (known and verified to us by reverse IP search) to see what lineup we’d play next…and still to this day. Our programming of that vibe played the greatest rock and soul recordings of all time, mixed in with unknown great recordings by hitherto, unknown acts who had recorded something of great merit. A 10 to 15 tune lineup which played like a pioneer FM station vibe. Again, to make a long story short, the market is now sounding exactly like our programming vibe…and thank G-d for that, they listened. Unfortunately they’re still throwing pablum out for little girls to become enamored by, and insipid, lewd dance tracks are still king of the pop airwaves, as well as, the Billboard Hot 100. Oh well…but we’re still trying to figure out how to wake up the radio community to their blunders. We’ll let you all know how that’s progressing, once we know what we’re doing. Too bad we can’t afford to outbid Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
An incisive view into how semantical operations designed by the CIA and other related propaganda and intel agencies work upon the opinion of the public at large. Sources cited in this report: FORA TV-Wesley Clark speech at The Commonwealth Club of California, Ben Swann of Truth In Media, BBC TV Katty Kay interview with Leon Panetta, The New York Times, Reuters via Business Insider. Commentators cited in this report, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, Brigitte Gabriel of ACT Now for America, Mark Levin, nationally syndicated conservative political radio talk show host.