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Fleet DJs : The Indy Show 3/22/11

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New music from Steven Drakes & Certified to be showcased on the “Indy Show”, on Tuesday 3/22/11 at 1pm EST. Be sure to tune in & joint the “Chatroom”. Thanks for the support!



Everyone should know as a producer, it’s great to work with talented singers & song-writers. In the music industry, producers typically work with song-writers on getting songs demoed for placement. It’s common for artists to have other people write material for them. Producers also work with song-writers strictly for writing choruses, bridges, even arrangement of a composition. In my short career, I have been lucky enough to meet incredibly talented song-writers, that have landed me great placements with talented artists. I owe a lot of my placements to the song-writers, without them it’s just a composition! There are very talented song-writers in the DMV area, that up & coming producers should get familiar with.

Singers / Song-writers I co-sign heavily :

Steven Drakes Twitter/steven_drakes1

Mina Leon Twitter/M1NA_L30N


Christopher “Neazee” Neal

Harmony Muzik

Nate Dogg Passes Away

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American musician. On December 19, 2007, he suffered a stroke according to a coordinator for his recently formed gospel choir, Innate Praise. Initial media reports suggested he had been admitted to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, California after suffering a heart attack. However Erica Beckwith told MTV News that Nate Dogg had been released on December 26 after being treated for a stroke and had been admitted to a medical-rehab facility to assist him in his recovery. In January 2008, it was officially reported that the stroke had rendered the left side of his body paralyzed. Doctors believed there would be a full recovery, and his voice was not affected. In September 2008, Nate suffered a second stroke. Warren G later confirmed that since the second stroke, Dogg was undergoing physical therapy in an attempt to return to some normality, but it was unclear whether Dogg would be able to resume his singing career. Nate Dogg died on March 15, 2011 in Long Beach, California. The cause of death has not yet been reported.

“Till the roof comes off, till the lights go out, till my legs give out, can’t shut my mouth Till the smoke clears out and my high burns out, I’ma rip this shit till my bones collapse.” – Nate Dogg

Fleet DJs : The Indy Show & Chocolate City Mix


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Fleet DJs coalition, is a well respected group of DJs running mixtape circuits & internet radio all over the east coast. Thanks to Fleet DJs owner DJ Klassik, New music from Certified & Brad Tanner will be showcased on the “Indy Show”, on Tuesday 3/15/11 at 1pm EST. Music from Certified & Mina Leon will be showcased on “The Chocolate City Mix” by DJ Mim (@DJMIMDC) at 4pm EST. Only on Be sure to tune in & joint the “Chatroom”. Thanks for the support!

R.I.P. Notorious B.I.G.

Today, March 9th 2011 marks the 14th Aniversary of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. If you’re a hiphop artist and you don’t know who Biggie is, Please stop rapping now. If you are reading this & truely don’t know who Biggie was, let me tell you that he’s one of the greatest there ever was.

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) was an American rapper. He was popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a character in the 1975 film Let’s Do It Again), Big Poppa. and The Black Frank White (after the main character of the 1990 film King of New York), but primarily by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G.

Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When Wallace released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, he became a central figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene and increased New York’s visibility at a time when West Coast artists were more common in the mainstream. The following year, Wallace led his childhood friends to chart success through his protégé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A.. While recording his second album, Wallace was heavily involved in the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud, dominating the scene at the time.

On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc set Life After Death, released 15 days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000 (one of the few hip hop albums to receive this certification). Wallace was noted for his “loose, easy flow”, dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities. Since his death, a further two albums have been released. MTV ranked him at #3 on their list of The Greatest MCs (Rappers) of All Time. He has certified sales of 17 million units in the United States.

As an aspiring hiphop music producer, Biggie Smalls has had a great impact on my life. His music was powerful, inspirational, unique & his spirit lives on through all of it. Show some respect to Biggie today by playing some of his music & reflect on one of the biggest pioneers to the hiphop community.

R.I.P. Biggie

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