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I have visited popular wastelands
Bolden places with familiar faces
Mystical traces of war and death
No one questions it however deprived it is left
Wastelands of freedom where you really have no choice
Where life is just as simple as abortion
And we are living in spiritual discourse
Wastelands of marriage where adultery is a common drug
No respect for the covenant of life
Reliving death shot down by slugs
I have visited popular wastelands
Flared veins dope fiends insane
Who’s to blame in this sea of despair
Call it drugs or government see no one cares
Their too busy being silent
Not wanting to go there
I have visited popular wastelands
Back alleyways minds are crazed
Kids never phased wallowing in disrespect
They don’t know they are the future of the last ones left
In wastelands of poverty surrounded by TV
Teaching nothing but how to succumb to slavery
Slavery of their own thinking
Dark minds impeaching
Every gift of intellect
That could raise them out of death
Yeah I visited popular wastelands
And I couldn’t stand the stench
Many standing in the midst of it catching a whiff
Acting as if
There is no sign of decomposition
Not even willing to listen or read the signs
Saying putrescible waste
Instead they stay
I’ve visited popular wastelands
Old and dilapidated memories faded
Walls tainted I can’t stay there
My senses have made me intrinsically aware
Gotta leave this place before it consumes me
I will never be popular and wasted away to a place that never knew me
Yeah I visited popular wastelands

Lesson for today…. you have to have some kind of budget to be successful in this industry… whether it is limited or extensive. Whether you want to remain independent or prepare yourself to get signed to a major label… you have to build your image, your presence, your product and your paperwork!!! None of that stuff comes by way of being TOTALLY FREE! So in essence you may have to make a few sacrifices in order to see success. But ask yourself is the sacrifice worth it. Sacrifice for self means you believe in yourself… If you can’t sacrifice for self you can’t expect that others will.

Before a bank will give you a loan on your business… they want to see what you have invested in it yourself… they want to see how much you have progressed with the opportunity yourself… They want to see how much you believe in your own business. It is no different in the music industry. Before anyone will invest in you, monetarily or thru time and energy, they want to see how much you have invested or how much you are willing to invest in yourself!!!!

I mean how many ARTISTS have actually written down their BUSINESS PLAN…. PROJECT PLAN…. MARKETING PLAN…. ANY PLAN????? And compared it to their budget???? How much are you working with… how much is it going to take to accomplish one project and build presence with it… create an image for it, package it…. and generate some sales??? How are you going to go about accomplishing all of this and how much money and effort (sweat equity) is it going to take? How many artists have really considered all of this?

Now how many actually have the ability to do it themselves or build a team to d it for them? It can be done, but in the event you can’t do it yourself, guess what it is going to take a budget to get it done for you… What is your budget, who can you afford and what really makes sense to push? Are you pushing unnecessary things… or the real elements that will help you to be successful?

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Presents LIVE STREAM II: WITNESS the REIGN at Hot Tv

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Presents LIVE STREAM II: WITNESS the REIGN

(((ARTISTS are YOU IN))) 97.6 BreakIt! Radio Presents LIVE STREAM II: WITNESS the REIGN at Hot Tv. If you haven’t signed up as of yet, be sure to sign up now. This is going to be a POWERFUL experience! On February 19th, we’ll put the best of the best Indie Artists on blast right here in Houston. You will walk away with an HD quality video of your performance as well as quality networking contacts in this industry. Send an email to outsidethebox@breakitradio.com to get signed up!

97.6 BreakIt! Radio is HOME of the Indie Artists. Weare ASCAP, BMI and SESAC affiliated! #BreakIt! ~Chozen Marie

Log on to (www.breakitradio.com)  Mon – Sat 11AM – 3PM and Tues/Wed 10PM – 12AM (For the Live show with Vanessa Chozen Marie and Vince Most’Wanted) Thurs/Fri 10PM – 12AM is the MakeIt! or BreakIt! mix for new song submissions!

Submit all songs for consideration to outsidethebox@breakitradio.com
#BreakIt!

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Presents the Official Live Stream Hip Hop Show

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Presents the Official Live Stream Hip Hop Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010, AT 7:00 PM, 97.6 BREAKIT! RADIO WILL HOST THE OFFICIAL LIVE STREAMED HIP HOP SHOW AT HOT TV, LOCATED AT 600 KENRICK DRIVE, SUITE E-16, HOUSTON, TX 77060. BreakIt! Radio invites the community out to enjoy Independent Artists as they break their talent on the HOT TV stage as we stream them live before the world and special guest A&Rs from major labels.

On January 15, 2011, 97.6 BreakIt! Radio will be kicking off another hot event to ever hit the Houston scene supporting Independent Artists in the Gulf Coast Region. They will be the first in this industry to stream a live show directly to A&R contacts at the majors! 97.6 made HOT TV their home for hosting events that will help Indie Artists gain exposure and advance their careers. The station owners, Vanessa Chozen Marie and Vince Bryant, contend, and it shows, this organization does not put on mere showcases; they actually assist artists in promoting themselves and breaking them into the industry through promotions, giving them radio play and by providing artists and record labels with proper tools and advice to take them to the next level.

This event will be another to remember. Where else can you go get free “real” food, free drinks, great entertainment and a fun atmosphere for only $15.00.  97.6 BreakIt! Radio is setting a tone to push competitors to step up their game.

97.6 BreakIt! Radio stands at the forefront of making history in changing the face of entertainment as we know it. As a prominent force in their stance on a HIP HOP Revolutionary Movement, the breaking new radio station is set to revive HIP HOP globally.

The 97.6 BreakIt! Radio HIP HOP FEST is sponsored by Signature Drinks (a sassy yet classy ladies bartending service), One21Ten (Deejay and sound services), Real McCoy Entertainment (RME), B.MICHAVERY MANAGEMENT (Big Money Kingz), Signature Drinks and Strictly Making Paper Entertainment (S.M.P.). There will be powerful special guest performances by Vince, Most’Wanted Bryant, Real McCoy Entertainment, Big Money Kingz and B-Dub of Strictly Making Paper Entertainment. There will be a super Hip Hop mix provided by Gene Bogany of One21Ten.

In association with Breaking the Labels, the station owners are dedicated to utilizing the station as a vehicle to “power” the voices of the people in many aspects. The two recognize music and entertainment as vehicles for fueling the MOVEMENT.  Through music and entertainment the two are working to positively impact their local community and abroad.

In this defining moment when African American-owned media, entertainment and broadcasting companies are making history in Houston and the Gulf Coast Region, the owner of HOT TV (Houston’s Own Talent), Malik Rasheed, who has been a pillar in the community for surrounding artists has now moved the HOT TV Show to Channel 21 (UTN – Urban Television Network), an African American-owned TV network. 97.6 BreakIt! Radio is proud to be a part of this historical moment, hosting the 97.6 BreakIt! Radio Live Streamed Hip Hop Show at the very home that has been an avenue since 1999 for Houston artists to gain exposure.

For more information regarding the Live Streamed Hip Hop Show, contact (832) 969-5666 or email outsidethebox@breakitradio.com. To become an event sponsor, vendor or to advertise your business at this event, contact Vanessa Chozen Marie at (832) 969-5666.

General Admission: $15.00
Performance Slots: $40
Open Bar and Free Buffet

For more information on Vanessa Chozen Marie or Vince Brant, visit:
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/chozenmarie or www.facebook.com/people/Vince-​MostWanted/540619533
Breaking the Labels Blog Spot: www.breakingthelabels.wordpress.com
Radio Station Website: www.breakitradio.com
HotTv: http://hottvshow.com
Signature Drinks:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Signature-Drinks/146588202063647
One21Ten: http://www.youtube.com/one21tenmusic, http://www.myspace.com/one21tenproductions and http://www.youtube.com/one21tenmusic
Real McCoy Entertainment (RME): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Mccoy-Entertainment/140821552607057
B.MICHAVERY MANAGEMENT: For BOOKING @ 972-217-0252, For more INFORMATION contact Brandi Jones: B.MICHAVERYMANAGEMENT@GMAIL.COM
MYSPACE: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/1LIFERECORDS90
Strictly Making Paper Entertainment (S.M.P.): www.reverbnation.com/bdubsmp, www.myspace.com/bdubsmp, www.twitter.com/bdubsmp, www.youtube.com/bdubsmp, For more information contact: Manager Big Feezie at 337.212.4206, http://www.smpent@gmail.com

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Live Stream Show Sponsors

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Live Stream Show Sponsors

OK…. with all of the talk that’s going on about the beef between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim… do you think Kim handed Nicki her ass on this track? And uuuuuuuh check that pose… is that not another bad ass Kim Pose… I wonder if Nicki will try to do that one too or has she learned her lesson…. Nicki should become a vegetarian because she doesn’t digest BEEF very well.

Take a listen…. YOU TELL ME!

97.6 BreakIt! Radio HIP HOP Music Fest (Networking Opportunity)

97.6 BreakIt! Radio HIP HOP Music Fest (Networking Opportunity)

“Your Network determines your net worth” is the most powerful statement I have ever read in business.  I worked for one of the top accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and my focus in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) department consisted of writing winning proposals. In writing proposals one of the keys to being successful at it is doing your homework – clear, concise research.  I found in my position I was always faced with this question while doing my research – who is doing well in the market right now?  Then I was faced with the second question – who is doing better?  The bottom line became how will it benefit he who is doing better to collaborate with he who is doing well and how do I convince them to come together?  To understand this concept you have to know that M&A doesn’t always happen because a company is failing and the only way for them to survive is to be bought out or combined with a company that is doing much better in the market. M&A also takes place between companies that are doing extremely well. Why?  Corporations have recognized when they combine their efforts and strategies they can grow rapidly in their industry.  That goes back to that age old concept that two heads are better than one.  When you make a collaborative effort with another organization you increase your man power, your talent pool, your resources, your strategies, etc.

So what do words like network, net worth and collaborative efforts have to do with Independent Music Artists and Labels? It’s a clear concept and I am sure most have figured it out already, but figuring it out is not the key. The key is actually doing it! If your network of people that you do business with in this industry is solid, on point and running in the same direction as yours and if your network compliments your business, you have the makings of a powerful team.  You have to align yourself with individuals who share the same dream and drive. When you collaborate with people who are on that same page you increase your visibility and opportunities tremendously.

So often, we forget that it takes a team of people to build success and we try to do it on our own… all alone. That method gets you nowhere fast. First, we have rid ourselves of the attitudes that we don’t need anyone to be successful in this industry. Once we realize the benefit of working with others, it is time to put it into action. Utilize every opportunity you encounter to network with others. You never know what relationships will build from there. When you show support for others in this industry, if you have made careful selections and screened properly, you will find that they will return the favor.

Imagine for a moment all of the major success stories and think of how they formed a network and collaborated together to build in this industry.  Just to name a few Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake and Common. Somehow all of these individuals found ways to collaborate and build with others and even one another. When you hear one person dropping something the other is featured and then a piggy back follows with the featured artist’s new album. Old game… and guess what it’s still the same. If we think on a local level, I will use Houston because that’s where I currently reside; Wreck Shop collaborated with many artists and non-artists to create a buzz for their company. They generated some buzz through Fat Pat; however, they capitalized on that buzz by dropping a movie, The Dirty 3rd.  In doing that movie they worked with a lot of people in the Houston and surrounding areas to make it happen – from Slim Thug all the way to the camera crew, actors and actresses.  A lot of people may not know that there was never a script for that movie. However, Wreck Shop worked together with all involved in the movie to come up with lines, shots and strategies for the movie. Seemingly the movie was low budget, but it served its purpose. It created a huge buzz for Wreck Shop Records at that time.

In saying that, I will also say when you create these opportunities continue to nurture and grow them because just as easy as it is to blaze the scene and create a huge visible force, it is just as easy to turn the lights off on your success. Stay determined, focused and never lose the drive, hunger and passion for your craft!

 

97.6 BreakIt! Radio HIP HOP Music Fest

97.6 BreakIt! Radio HIP HOP Music Fest

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010, AT 7:00 PM, 97.6 BREAKIT! RADIO WILL HOST ITS OFFICIAL HIP HOP FEST AT HOT TV, LOCATED AT 600 KENRICK DRIVE, SUITE E-16, HOUSTON, TX 77060. BreakIt! Radio invites the community out to enjoy Independent Artists as they break their talent on the Hot TV stage along with HIP HOP professionals such as Vince Bryant, Kryptonite Records, Grindmode Clique and Nothin 2 Lose Records. 

 On November, 6, 2010, 97.6 BreakIt! Radio kicked off the hottest event to ever hit the Houston scene supporting Independent Artists in the Gulf Coast Region. 97.6 made HOT TV their home for hosting events that will help Indie Artists gain exposure and advance their careers. The station owners, Vanessa Chozen Marie and Vince Bryant, contend, and it shows, this organization does not put on mere showcases; they actually assist artists in promoting themselves and breaking them into the industry through promotions, giving them radio play and by providing artists and record labels with proper tools and advice to take them to the next level. 

This event will be another to remember. Where else can you go get free “real” food, free drinks, great entertainment and a fun atmosphere for only $15.00?  97.6 BreakIt! Radio is setting a tone to push competitors to step up their game.

97.6 BreakIt! Radio, an affiliate of A Team Media and Broadcasting Company, stands at the forefront of making history in changing the face of entertainment as we know it. As a prominent force in their stance on a HIP HOP Revolutionary Movement, the breaking new radio station is set to revive HIP HOP globally.

In association with Breaking the Labels, the station owners are dedicated to utilizing the station as a vehicle to “power” the voices of the people in many aspects. The two recognize music and entertainment as vehicles for fueling the MOVEMENT.  Through music and entertainment the two are working to positively impact their local community and abroad.

In this defining moment where all African American-owned media, entertainment and broadcasting companies are making history in Houston and the Gulf Coast Region, the owner of Hot TV (Houston’s Own Talent), Malik Rasheed, who has been a pillar in the community for surrounding artists has now moved the Hot TV Show to Channel 21 (UTN – Urban Television Network), an all African American-owned TV network. 97.6 BreakIt! Radio is proud to be a part of this historical moment, hosting the 97.6 BreakIt! Radio Kick Off Party at the very home that has been an avenue since 1999 for Houston artists to gain exposure.

For more information regarding the HIP HOP FEST, contact (832) 969-5666 or email outsidethebox@breakitradio.com. To become an event sponsor, vendor or to advertise your business at this event, contact Vanessa Chozen Marie at (832) 969-5666.

General Admission: $15.00
Performance Slots: $25
Open Bar and Free Buffet

 For more information on Vanessa Chozen Marie or Vince Bryant, visit:
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/chozenmarie or http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=540619533 
Breaking the Labels Blog Spot: www.breakingthelabels.wordpress.com
Radio Station Website:  www.breakitradio.com

97.6 BreakIt! Radio and A Team Media and Braodcasting Logos

97.6 BreakIt! Radio and A Team Media and Braodcasting Logos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Kick Off Party

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Kick Off Party

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010, AT 9:00 PM, 97.6 BREAKIT! RADIO WILL HOST ITS OFFICIAL KICK OFF PARTY AT HOT TV, LOCATED AT 600 KENRICK DRIVE, SUITE E-16, HOUSTON, TX 77060. BreakIt! Radio invites the community out to enjoy Independent Artists as they break their talent on the Hot TV stage along with HIP HOP professionals such as K-Rino and Vince Bryant.  Also, special performing guests Golden Boy, Supa Sammy Veal, Sho Stoppa and Young Solar will blaze the stage at this hot event.

 

97.6 BreakIt! Radio, an affiliate of A Team Media and Broadcasting Company, stands at the forefront of making history in changing the face of entertainment as we know it. As a prominent force in their stance on a HIP HOP Revolutionary Movement, the breaking new radio station is set to revive HIP HOP globally, as well as give indie artists an avenue for exposure – breaking them into the industry.

In association with Breaking the Labels, the station owners, Vanessa Chozen Marie and Vince Bryant are dedicated to utilizing the station as a vehicle to “power” the voices of the people in many aspects. The two recognize music and entertainment as vehicles for fueling the MOVEMENT.  Through music and entertainment the two are working to positively impact their local community and abroad.

In this defining moment where all African American-owned media, entertainment and broadcasting companies are making history in Houston and the Gulf Coast Region, the owner of Hot TV (Houston’s Own Talent), Malik Rasheed, who has been a pillar in the community for surrounding artists has now moved the Hot TV Show to Channel 21 (UTN – Urban Television Network), an all African American-owned TV network. 97.6 BreakIt! Radio is proud to be a part of this historical moment, hosting the 97.6 BreakIt! Radio Kick Off Party at the very home that has been an avenue since 1999 for Houston artists to gain exposure.

97.6 BreakIt! Radio Red Carpet History Making Sponsors for this event are Nothin 2 Lose Records (Jason “JBlak” Jackson, Dwight Facey, and Justin Rimer), Real McCoy Entertainment (Blue Royale, Cori Wilikins, Shereece Campbell “MamaStackz”) and Tattoos by Kevo (Kevin Byrd). 

For more information regarding the Kick Off Party, contact (832) 969-5666 or email outsidethebox@breakitradio.com. To become an event sponsor, vendor or to advertise your business at this event, contact Vanessa Chozen Marie at (832) 969-5666.

General Admission: $15.00
Performance Slots: $25
Open Bar and Free Buffet

For more information on Vanessa Chozen Marie or Vince Brant, visit:
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/vmposey or www.facebook.com/people/Vince-​MostWanted/540619533
Breaking the Labels Blog Spot: www.breakingthelabels.wordpress.com
Radio Station Website:  www.breakitradio.com (Site is Under Construction)
Nothin 2 Lose Records: http://www.facebook.com/Nothin2LoseRecords
Real McCoy Entertainment: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Real-Mccoy-Entertainment/140821552607057
Tattoos by Kevo: www.kevoshow.com

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