Fresno Rapper Omar Aura Preps Documentary “On My Digs”

Fresno Rapper Omar Aura Preps Documentary “On My Digs”

For independent artists, there’s the dream and the grind. “Omar Aura: On My Dig” is a film about the grind. The documentary – directed by Clovis High School grad Colby K. Neal and available for digital release this week – follows Fresno rapper Omar Aura on his trip the The A3C Festival in Atlanta. The festival and conference is one of the largest annual hip-hop gatherings, with thousands of artists…

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Method Man To Host New Rap-Battle Series

Method Man To Host New Rap-Battle Series

The Turner cable net said today that Method Man and Hailey Baldwin will emcee Drop the Mic, a rap-battle competition series launching May 2 from executive producers James Corden, Ben Winston, Jensen Karp and Ed Thomas. The show is based on the popular segment from Corden’s CBS late-night show, which also launched Carpool Karaoke. Drop the Mic will pit four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture against one another. At the…

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How Retailers Choose the Brands They Carry

How Retailers Choose the Brands They Carry

When Raf Simons was at the helm of Jil Sander and his eponymous label — just months before taking the reins at Dior — the Belgian designer drew this telling illustration: “Fashion is such an octopus. You’re connected to so many people: suppliers, pattern makers, production teams, marketing teams, vendors.” As it currently stands, the global apparel industry is valued at an astounding $3 trillion USD. For perspective, that’s an…

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SoundCloud Expands For Producers, DJ’s & Remixes

SoundCloud Expands For Producers, DJ’s & Remixes

DJs, producers and remixers will now be able to get paid through the latest expansion of SoundCloud’s Premier program. Launched in 2014, Premier is an invite-only branch of SoundCloud’s service that allows artists to monetize their pages for ad revenue. This new expansion will allow users to get paid for their mixes and remixes. After a not–so–great track record with both those things, the company recently struck deals to not…

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