Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Introducing Boone!


'Club Like' was the #1 most downloaded song on Digiwaxx last week. He is blowing up the charts in Philly with his new single 'Nanas' and you will soon be able to see him in select markets on the Chris Brown Fame Tour speaking to our youth. The video for 'Nanas' will be shot withing the next 4 week so we will certainly keep you posted. See YouTube videos below!

Philadelphia has always been known for its raw, authentic talent. Artists that come from this entertainment jewel are adorned by greatness and a stellar work ethic. Such is the case with Philly’s latest and greatest Hip Hop artist, Boone.
Marquis Boone was born and raised in South Philadelphia, PA. After playing college ball at Steven’s Technical College in Lancaster, PA, one would assume that Boone was a sure win for a career as a pro baller. Turns out that they were right, just not on the basketball court. Falling in love with music while in college led Boone to form the hip hop group Fly 4 Life. Although short lived, the experience catapulted the young artist into the next phase of his life as a solo artist.
It all started at a talent show in front of a small crowd at an event sponsored by Sneaker Villa in Philly. He won the opportunity to perform at Unity Day in front of a crowd of 50,000. Here he caught the ear of Wayne “Big Wayne” Montgomery, a bodyguard for Kidd Rock, Black Street and Teddy Riley. This relationship permitted Boone to experience a national tour with Black Street and to work in the studio with Eric Williams of the group.
Being inspired by his contemporaries such as Jay-Z and Philly’s own Beanie Siegal, Boone continues to align himself with people that see his greatness. Palmieri Jeans, a Philadelphia based clothing company, met the rising star and he can now be seen in some of their branding and promotional campaigns. They in turn support his shows and other musical efforts.
Last summer Boone’s club banger “Club Like” featured hip-hop super star Waka Flocka and had a big impact on dance floors and radios across the globe. He has followed suit with his latest single “Nanas” ft Gillie Da Kid, another base filled, catchy head knocker that is currently climbing the charts as well as taking the clubs by storm.
As Boone’s music and likeness continues to expand beyond his hometown his golden personality and relentless talent continue to lead the way. Soon you too will be able to find him on a radio, a dance floor or a stage near you.

Current single - Nanas

Single ft/Waka Flocka - Club LIke

Friday, July 1, 2011

www.Chapter3.TV Launches with Original Mobile 5 Minute TV

For Immediate Release Contact: Raychelle LeBlanc, 201-855-9188

Two BET and Sony Music Studio Producers Launch Online Network with Branded Entertainment

Detroit, MI, June 23, 2011 – - the creative collaboration between Detroiter, Darralynn Hutson and New Yorker, Michael Negri launched this week. The new network boasts both original and branded programs, specifically produced for mobile device viewing. The first 3 shows to launch are TAWTK-The Audience Wants to Know, a Live movie Q&A show, WTF? A lunch time wrap up of videos on the www and The Girl’s Bathroom, a show that eavesdrops on four black teenagers preparing for 1st period.

Veteran journalist and TV producer, Darralynn Hutson states, “ is leading the charge to confirm to our competition that WE are a viable market for ANY brand.” She goes on to say, “Chapter 3 TV is just in its infancy. We plan to secure 24/7 mobile programming. Some of the shows, we'll create from acquired footage while others will be conceptualized with our client brands in mind.”

The Branded Entertainment concept sprung out of an immediate need to engage their corporate relationships with their wealth of experiences developing audiences for film, TV, events and publishing. The first set of brand partners to be integrated in the first 3 programs include Bronner Brothers, Upscale Magazine, Heys Luggage, Radio One, 102.7 FM and Faygo soda.

The first season of slated shows include:
• WTF? : A daily short and sweet look at some of the most ridiculous videos, news & sightings on the web; presented in a scripted satirical and relevant way.
• The Girl’s Bathroom: A weekly bird’s eye view of four black teenagers entering their first semester of Senior year.
• TAWTK-The Audience Wants to Know: A live stream series with exclusive never before seen footage from a soon to be released movie or TV Show. A sexy yet simple Q&A session that give fans the chance to engage live with Cast and Crew.

About The Partners
Darralynn Hutson
Darralynn has written on the African American experience for more than 20 years for publications that include but are not limited to The Source, Upscale, Vibe, Hip Hop Weekly, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, People Magazine, The New York Times, The Detroit News and Free Press.
She worked as a production coordinator, manager and writer for networks in the Viacom family that include MTV, VH1 and BET. She also held the title of Production Manager and Producer on three TV One shows including “25 years: The Color of Success on the Color Purple’s 25th Anniversary”, and “Get the Hook Up” and “Renovate My Home”. Last month, Darralynn was asked to head a Film Advisory Board at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American history for the purpose of creating a film evolution exhibit.

Michael G. Negri
Michael has been working in the television and music business since 1987. During a 13 year run with Sony/BMG Music, he has had the opportunity to work with a diverse array of programming including music video, long form concerts, live 2 way broadcast television, game shows and documentary. Amongst the many shows he had a hand in at Sony/BMG are the very first season of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” for ABC, and several unplugged performances for MTV including the legendary Nirvana show. After leaving Sony/BMG, Michael has continued his career at AMV, where he has had the opportunity to line produce, tech manage several large budget high end broadcast projects for major networks and cable outlets. Among the many credits at AMV to be counted include Stereography on the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and Billy Joel’s epic 2009 “Last Play at Shea”. Michael is looking at Chapter 3 as the natural progression to utilize his experience and talent on the front end of new original production assets. Additional info:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Karina Smirnoff: “The Situation” is Opposite of the Jersey Shore

Dancing with the Star’s Karina Smirnoff dishing about Jersey Shore’s “The Situation”!

We got a chance to interview Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With The Stars this morning as she was getting ready for the show. In the interview she talks about Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, her dancing career and what the future holds for the beautiful and talented dancer.

So Karina, who is your biggest competition?
Every celebrity has their strong points and this whole competition is a growing process. We try to get better and we are our own toughest competitor.

What’s it like to dance with the situation?
It’s a lot of fun and I didn’t know what to think, thought he was going to be a handful. But he’s completely the opposite of what you see on Jersey Shore. He’s sweet, funny and hard working. We have a great time together. Tonight we are doing the “quick step.” It suits Mike’s personality. We created the dance with a storyline with a beginning, middle and end. It’s perfect for Mike. It’s about a hot guy who can get any girl he wants…just listen to the lyrics.

Have you heard of the situation before you partnered up with him?
I’ve heard of Jersey Shore, I’m from jersey. Mike lives like 5 minutes away…we’re neighbors. When I heard I was partnering up with Mike, I researched him…googled him.
So, has Mike flashed you “The Situation” a lot during practice?
No, he comes in and sweat… learns his steps. There’s no time to mess around.

What do you think of his abs?
They are spectacular. I got to see in person…he has an amazing body. I’m pretty judgmental when it comes to abs…but he’s got pretty good abs.

Do you think the judges are picking on him?
They are reasonably harsh on him because of his reputation…but this show is funny and entertaining. We took their criticism and worked on it.

How has Dancing with the Stars changed your life?
It’s an amazing ride, a blast, we’re like one big dancing family. It has openned doors, avenues for me. People love dancing now. This has brought dancers to a different celebrity status. People in the streets recognize us for our skills.

Will you return to regular competition some day?
I love it. I just love dancing…but not necessarily go back to regular competition.

How do you keep your body in shape?
(As she bites into a donut) I work out 6x a week. I have my own fitness program. It will be out on DVD in a couple of weeks. Dancing is an unbelievable workout.

Are you nervous about tonight’s competition?
I am always nervous…but the extra adrenaline helps me to compete.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us karina!
Interview done by contributer Jenn Yu

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Message to My Sistas by Assata Shakur

At this time I'd like to say a few words especially to my sisters:


I think that Black women, more than anybody on the face of the earth, recognize the urgency of our situation. Because it is We who come face to face daily with the institutions of our oppression. And because it is We who have borne the major responsibility of raising our children. And it is We who have to deal with the welfare systems that do not care about the welfare of our children. And it is We who have to deal with the school systems that do not educate our children. It is We who have to deal with the racist teachers who teach our children to hate themselves. It is We who have seen the terrible effects of racism on our children.


We who have watched our young grow too old, too soon. We who have watched our children come home angry and frustrated and seen them grow more bitter, more disillusioned with the passing of each day. And We who have seen the sick, trapped look on the faces of our children when they come to fully realize what it means to be Black in Amerikkka. And we know what deprivation is. How many times have We run out of bus fare, rent money, food money and how many times have our children gone to school in hand-me-down clothes, with holes in their shoes. We know what a hell-hole Amerikkka is. We're afraid to let our children go out and play. We're afraid to walk the streets at night. We sisters, We have seen our young, the babies that We brought into this world with such great hopes for, We have seen their bodies bloated and aching from drugs, scarred and deformed by bullet holes. We know what oppression is. We have been abused in every way imaginable. We have been abused economically, politically. We have been abused physically, and We have been abused sexually.

And sisters, We have a long and glorious history of struggle on this land/planet. Afrikan women were strong and courageous warriors long before We came to this country in chains. And here in Amerikkka, our sisters have been on the front lines. Sister Harriet Tubman led the underground railroad. And sisters like Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hammer, Sandra Pratt and our Queen Mother Moore have carried it on. Sisters, We have been the backbone of our communities, and We have got to be the backbone of our nation. We have got to build strong family units, based on love and struggle. We don't have no time to play around.


If he's not about liberation, if he's not about struggle, if he ain't about building a strong Black nation then he ain't about nothing. We know how to struggle. We know how to struggle and finagle to survive. We know what it means, sisters, to struggle tooth and nail. We know what it means to struggle with love. We know what unity is. We know what sisterhood is. We have always been kind to each other, brought each other hot soup and biscuits. We have always helped each other through the hard times. Sisters, We must celebrate Afrikan womanhood. We don't want to be like Miss Ann. She can keep her false eyelashes and her false, despoiled image of womanhood. She can keep her mink stole and her French provincial furniture. We will define for ourselves what womanhood is. And We will create our own style and our own ways of dress. We can't have no white man in France telling Afrikan women what to look like. We will create our own New Afrikan way of living. We will create our own way of being and living our own New Afrikan culture, taking the best of the old and mixing it with the new.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hip Hop 4 Life Hosts 3rd Annual YOUTHFEST

Media Alert Contact: Raychelle LeBlanc –

Onsite contact: Nicole Tucker –

Celebrities and Professionals Join Together to Educate and Empower youth at a Free Summit In Brooklyn

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, Hip Hop 4 Life will host its 3rd annual YOUTHFEST youth empowerment summit from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. This a FREE event for youth 11-18 and this year's title is "Let's Talk About Sex -Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS, Birth Control, Abstinence, Responsibility, Prevention, Sexual Pressure, and Teen Pregnancy.” A parent workshop on how to talk with young people about sex will be available to the first 50 parents to register.
This year’s panelist include: K‐Foxx - Hot 97 Cypha Sounds and Rosenberg Morning Show, Just Blaze - Producer/DJ, Datwon Thomas - VIBE, Kwame - Producer/Artist, Amanda Diva - Artist/Actress, Demetria Lucas - Essence/, Thuy‐An Julien - Apple iTunes, Kearse - Niche Median, Quan Lateef - Avenue Pink, Tia Brown - Life Coach and Dr. Monica Sweeney – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. YOUTHFEST will feature special performances by Def Jam artist Bryan J and teen poet Ne-Ne Ali. Sponsors for this year’s event include Hot 97, 98.7 Kiss FM, Wade’s World Foundation (NBA star Dwyane Wade), Pop Chips, Sprite Green, National Basketball Association, Apple iTunes, Dr. Miracle’s, Adidas, Pepperidge Farm, Raychelle LeBlanc for SheNotes Entertainment and the Oceanhill Brownsville Youth Leadership Council, to name a few.

YOUTHFEST is an educational, exciting and highly interactive “back‐to‐school” empowerment and prevention initiative for New York City’s youth. Every year young people, ages 11‐18, gather at this annual free event which provides an environment of communication, education, entertainment and positive messaging.

About Hip Hop 4 Life
Hip Hop 4 Life is a champion of positive youth development and empowerment, serving young people, ages 11-18, with a special emphasis on those residing in at-risk environments. They are committed to building self-esteem, confidence and sound judgment in young people so they can achieve their utmost potential and become proactive members and leaders within their communities. This is done through year-round mentoring, social and educational activities and interactive life skills training/health-risk prevention workshops which incorporate celebrities, as well as health, corporate and entertainment professionals. Since its inception in 2003, Hip Hop 4 Life has partnered with youth community service organizations, schools, and the New York City Department of Education to execute workshops and events that have reached thousands of young people throughout New York City and nationwide.
Other programs include The Empowerment Team Mentoring Program, Shades of Beauty-an empowerment program for girls, and Man UP!-an empowerment program for boys.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gerreddi and his new single "What's Happenin" has DC back on the map.


When DC, Maryland and Virginia natives want to know the latest and greatest they have an expert in their mists. DC Native, Delante “Gerreddi” Hines, has made quite a splash in the DC, MB and VA area with his new smash single “What’s Happenin”. In addition to taking DC radio by storm you can also here the song as an opener for the Washington Wizards basketball games.

Born in Washington, D.C., Gerreddi discovered his passion for writing poetry at a very young age. It became an early escape route for the only child and helped him get thru the daily struggles of life. Eventually the temptation was more than he could resist and he reverted to a fast lifestyle of violence. This led Gerreddi to incarceration where he realized that he was on a road to nowhere.

It didn’t take long for this young soldier to realize that he had a way with words and his talent was soon evident when he would engage in ciphers against other competitive rappers in the hood. Fascinated with the art of Hip Hop, he would enter every contest that he could while actually researching the music industry. He competed and won the Roc the Mic Tour Battle Championship held at the Nissan Pavilion. He was to receive a recording contract with Rocafella Records but that never came to fruition but this did not stop this rising star.

Gerreddi has met the music game head on and it has been paying off big time. In addition to winning endless rap battles on WPGC 95.5, DC’s radio station, he has performed at a host of clubs throughout the area. Most recently he opened for 3/6 Mafia at the Rockville Sportsplex and was featured on a recent Cornerstone Mixtape hosted by Big Tigger.

True to the grind, Gerreddi has put out six mix tapes and his current, “Got Bars”, hosted by Big Tigger and DJ Redz and has been well received in the DMV region and beyond. He has sold over 20,000 units in the Washington-Metropolitan area and there is a continued demand. Gerreddi is currently completing his independent album entitled, “READY OR NOT” which includes features from Scarface, Devin the Dude, Bonecrusher and more.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Women's Media Center Honor Women Nominees for 2010 Academy Awards

Celebrate Women Nominees for 2010 Academy Awards and Support Women in Film

Women are 51% of the population but are losing ground in Hollywood. Even as we celebrate Kathryn Bigelow's "Best Director" nomination, in 2009, women comprised only 7% of all directors, 8% of writers, 17% of all executive producers, and 35 percent of 2009's top films had no female producers at all.

As Women's Media Center honors the women who have been nominated for Oscars in 2010, we are working to ensure that women are both recognized for their work and given equal opportunities.

Sign onto our campaign, and we will deliver your signature to the Academy and studio heads to ensure an even longer list of nominees next year!

For more info visit the Women's Media Center: