MTV Bet and Transition Part 2


Earlier I talked about the part of the new difficulties and opportunities for indie artists this is the continuation of that discussion….With MTV and BET decreasing the amount of video shows and there parent company basically changing the video outlets have change the playing field for artists both commercial and independent. The commercial artists have now limited ways to market themselves in a traditional sense some of you may have noticed that more established artist are tying them selves to other products or projects to push their albums. Some of the projects and products are well known or music related and some are not which creates or opens up different lanes for these artists. Now there are some similar opportunities made available because of the internet if the indie artist is willing to put the time in and do the research. For artists this means using an internet tool such as Google looking for other opportunities to network. This is no substitute for what to be happening what I like to call going back to the basics which is not only performing but through that process developing a good stage show and touring. Many artists used to just regional tours or just radio promotional tours but as stated earlier the landscape has changed for the all artists to adapt but especially the independent opportunities artist to have to do more to get noticed. Performing in the early days of Hip-Hop were how emcees earned their respect as well as maintained and cultivated a fan base. Now performing can  be and must be used in conjunction with the internet and its various networking sites.

~Mistajay~

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This is why I love what we do!!


This is a letter from a young lady who showed us love on www.myspace/nccrecordstheempire……

Date:

Jan 21, 2009 1:19 PM

Subject:

Hey!

Body:

Thanks for addin me up on your page. I’m luvvin it. Wicked wicked flow and classy lyrics. There is most definately something about your style that makes me reminisce about my teen years and the feelings I’d get back sittin watching yo MTV raps unfold. I think that Worst critic is my fave of the ones you have up on your player meantime. I just love the flow of that and the bodybumpin style of the spittin. Yeah! Nice one…reminds me a little of something Tribe called quest might do (and I just noticed them in your influence bit…which makes sense. :)). Top lyrics. All the tracks are all top motch though. Breath makes me think of Fresh prince and Jazzy jeff. Will most definately spread the word. Was just arguing with someone earlier on about hip hop. They said that there was nothing fresh or new happenin on the scene and I argued there didn’t have to be because the ones who had been doin it well for a bit now were still doin it well, keepin it real and fresh enough all by themselves. You guys totally prove my point. Thanks and thanks also once again for finding and adding me. Hope you’re all good and well. Peace, love & respect your way from Scotland.

Julesxxx

I hope to see and hear more from people around the world who feel the music…Thank everyone who comes thru to view us and we are working hoping a praying to see you at shows in the future spread the word!!

~mistajay~

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It’s Been A Long Time…


I shoulda never let you without a dope rhyme to step to!  Whats up everybody.  Thank you for following our blog and checking out our posts even when we’re not consistently posting.

I’m SpeaK no EviL, and some of you know that I have finished my first solo album called “The Deens Office”on Halloween 2008, and that i have been “spot distributing it” ever since.  I haven’t put it out on the internet officially yet  because i still have some things to do with it first.  But the reason i’m writing is beacause yesterday, i was at a gathering where my album was being played and listened to by a good number of people.  Everything was going well up until one of my songs where i drew a “very clear” line against cocaine dealers.  I wasn’t in the immediate room at the time, but i noticed that right after the part played where i basically bashed coke dealers and told them to “stay from my zone”,  the record was stopped and changed.  At first i kinda chuckled to myself because the person responsible for changing out the CD was a suspected coke dealer himself.  But after thinking about it for awhile, i realized that noone else in the room opposed the CD change.  That bothered me.  It was then i realized that the concept of selling cocaine is so widespread and deeply rooted in Rap and even Hip Hop music that people have grown to be desensitized to it.  In fact they appear to be so desensitized to it that just to speak out against those who sell coke is considered taboo, lame and even laugh worthy.  This really upsets me.  I expect the coke dealers to be offended by the song.  What i didn’t expect is for non drug dealers to stop listening.  I knew that song would be a good one for stirring up trouble and bringing those i consider my enemies to the surface.  But i guess i thought i would have some support too.  Oh well.  Guess i’ll just have to step it up and strike harder.  :)  Have a nice day.

~SpeaK no EviL~

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Inauguration


This day brings forth a hope

Hope for many

Those who thought this day would never come

The same hope of those who gave their lives

Some of them known many unknown

Who souls speak across the ages

Who character stood up for a nation

When their physical bodies were weak

And the hour was late

On this Inauguration day

The realization

That their struggle was not in vein

As the 44th president walks into the White House

A house built on the back of slaves

Their souls can now take their rest

As he passes through the threshold

~Mistajay~

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Story of Martin Luther King


numlk Story of Martin Luther KingThe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

 Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. His father was the minister of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, as was his father before him “M.L.,” as he was called, lived with his parents, his sister and brother in Atlanta Ga. Their home was not far from the church his father preached at

 M.L.’s mother and father taught their children what would become an important part of M.L.’s life - to treat all people with respect. Martin’s father worked hard to break down the barriers between the races. His father believed African-Americans should register their

 As M.L. grew up he found that not everyone followed his parents principles. He noticed that “black” people and white people where treated differently. He saw that he and his white friends could not drink from the same water fountains and could not use the same restrooms

 M.L.’s best friend as a child was a white boy and as children they played happily together. But when they reached school age the friends found that even though they lived in the same neighborhood, they could not go to the same school. M.L.’s friend would go to a school for white children only and M.L. was sent to a school for “black” children. After the first day of school M.L. and his friend were never allowed to play together again

 When M.L. was ready for college he decided to follow his father and become a minister. While attending the Crozer Theological seminary in Pennsylvania he became familiar with Mahatma Gandhi, who had struggled to free the people of India from British rule by “peaceful revolution”

 M.L. was also inspired by the work of Henry David Thoreau, particularly his essay called “Civil Disobedience.” It stated that if enough people would follow their conscience and disobey unjust laws, they could bring about a peaceful revolution

 It was also at college that M.L. met a young woman named Coretta Scott and they would eventually marry. In 1954 M.L. received his PhD. and accepted the job of pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama

 Martin Luther King, Jr. would now be addressed as “Dr. King”

 Dr. King’s involvement with the civil rights movement began with the arrest of Mrs. Rosa Parks on December 1st , 1955. Mrs. Parks, a African-American seamstress on her way home from work, was arrested for not giving a white bus rider her seat. Mrs. Parks was not the first African-American to be arrested for this “crime”, but she was well known in the Montgomery African-American community

 Dr. King and the other African-American community leaders felt a protest was needed. The African-American residents of the city were asked to boycott the bus company by walking and driving instead. The United States Supreme Court would end the boycott, which lasted 381 days, by declaring that Alabama’s state and local laws requiring segregation on buses were illegal. The boycott was a success and Dr. King had showed that peaceful mass action could bring about change

 In January 1957 the Souther Christian Leadership Conference (SCLSC) was formed with Dr. King as their president. The following May 17, Dr. King would lead a mass march of 37,000 people to the front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC

 Dr. King had become the undisputed leader of the civil rights movement

 Partly in response to the march, on September 9, 1957, the US Congress created the Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, an official body with the authority to investigate voting irregularities

 Dr. King and the SCLC organized drives for African-American voter registration, desegregation, and better education and housing throughout the South. Dr. King continued to speak. He went to many cities and towns. He was greeted by crowds of people who wanted to hear him speak. He said all people have the right to equal treatment under the law. Many people believed in these civil rights and worked hard for them

 Dr. King was asked constantly to speak. So in order to spend more time with his family he wrote his first book, Stride Toward Freedom which was a success. While signing copies of his book in Harlem, NY an African-American woman stepped forward and plunged a letter opener into Dr. King’s chest. Dr. King recovered from his wound and the woman was eventually declared insane

 In February 1959 Dr. and Mrs. King went to India, the homeland of Mahatma Ghandi,. In India Dr. King studied Satyagraha, Gandhi’s principle of nonviolent persuasion. Dr. King was determined to use Satyagraha as his main instrument of social protest

 After his return to America, Dr. King returned home to Atlanta, Ga. where he shared the ministerial duties of the Ebenezer Baptist Church with his father. The move also brought Dr. King closer to the center of the growing civil rights movement

 In January 1963 Dr. King announced he and the Freedom Fighters would go to Birmingham to fight the segregation laws. An injunction was issued forbidding any demonstrations and Dr. King and the others were arrested

 Upon his release there were more peaceful demonstrations. The police retaliated with water hoses, tear gas and dogs. All this happened in the presence of television news cameras. It would be the first time the world would see the brutality that the southern African-Americans endured. The news coverage would help bring about changes as many Americans were disgusted and ashamed by the cruelty and hatred

 Continuing the fight for civil rights and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, on August 28, 1963 200,000 people gathered in the front to the Lincoln Memorial. It was a peaceful protest, made up of African-Americans and whites, young and old. Most had come to hear Dr. King deliver his famous “I have a dream” speech

 1964 would be a good year for Dr. King and the civil rights movement. Dr. King was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as someone who “had contributed the most to the furtherance of peace among men.” Dr. King would divide the prize money, $54,000, among various civil rights organizations

 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. It guaranteed that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination”

 In the winter of 1965 Dr. King lead a march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital in Montgomery to demand voting reforms. 600 marchers would begin the march but after 6 blocks the marchers were met by a wall of state troupers. When the troopers with clubs, whips and tear gas advanced on the marchers it was described “as a battle zone.” The marchers were driven back while on the sidewalks whites cheered. 2 ministers, 1 white and 1 African-American, were killed and over 70 were injured with 17 hospitalized. It was the most violent confrontation Dr. King had experienced

 A court order overturning the injunction against the march was issued and the marchers were allowed to proceed. When they arrived in Montgomery the marchers were greeted by 25,000 supporters singing ‘We Shall Overcome.” On August 6, 1965 a voting rights bill was passed allowing African-Americans to vote

 Dr. King believed that poverty caused much of the unrest in America. Not only poverty for African-Americans, but poor whites, Hispanics and Asians. Dr. King believed that the United States involvement in Vietnam was also a factor and that the war poisoned the atmosphere of the whole country and made the solution of local problems of human relations unrealistic

 This caused friction between King and the African-American leaders who felt that their problems deserved priority and that the African-American leadership should concentrate on fighting racial injustice at home. But by early 1967 Dr. King had become associated with the antiwar movement

 Dr. King continued his campaign for world peace. He traveled across America to support and speak out about civil rights and the rights of the underprivileged

 In April 1968 Dr. King went to Memphis, Tennessee to help the sanitation workers who were on strike. On April 3rd Dr. King would give what would be his last speech:

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I have been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now.

I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land.

I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I’m not fearing any man.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”

 The following day, April 4 1968, as he was leaving his motel room Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed.

this year makes this date have an even more of a special meaning do to the inauguration of Barack Obama ~Mistajay

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Anyone-using Internet mail


Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.

This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton.

Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.

You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail with a Power Point
presentation ‘ Life is Beautiful’
If you receive it DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and
delete it immediately.

If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying:
‘It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.’

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who
sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software’s are not capable of destroyin it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself ‘life owner’.

PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS,
And ask them to
PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!

THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED

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New Empire page!!!!!


Y’all come visit us at http://www.famecast.com/theempirenccrecords … I put the page up yesterday, it has some audio you can check out, and we’ll add more to the page as time goes by… Thanks for listenin y’all…

Peace.

E

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VOTE FOR THE EMPIRE!!!!


VOTE FOR THE EMPIRE!!!!
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*(If your stations “In Tha cypher” page is still under
construction voting for this week can be done on our home stations
website www. kiss957. com keyword: cypher)
WKSS/Kiss 95.

7 (Hartford, CT) - Sundays 10p-12a
WAIC/Hot 91.

9 (Springfield, MA) - Mondays 7p-9p
WYTT/99.

5 Jamz (Weldon, NC) - Sundays 10p-12a
WXIS/Jammin’ 92.3/103.

9 (Erwin, TN/Bristol, VA) - Sundays 9p-11p
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7 (Alexandria, LA) - Sundays 6p-8p

The song is called “WE CAN MAKE IT” By THE EMPIRE!!

VOTE Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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http://www.kiss957.com/pages/jox/inthacypher.html?_show(Please pass it on and REPOST as VOTE FOR THE EMPIRE!!!!)

~Mistajay~

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