The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) continued their conversation with music business veteran Doug Young. In Part 2 Doug talks having a deal set up for Diddy after he lost one with MCA but getting beat out by Arista, what really went on behind closed doors at Death Row records, how he saved Cypress Hill’s first album that the record company didn’t know how to push, his involvement in the new Hollywood NWA movie “Straight Outta Compton,” why making record request on commercial radio stations are a joke, what the Universal Hip Hop Museum will address in the music business, what truly caused the East/West coast beef that was not media created, what artists had the green light to get robbed in LA, the details of the infamous night in which Dee Barnes was brutally assaulted by Dr.Dre, why Cypress Hill didn’t release anything on Interscope that had them first, do records need the internet today, why he didn’t testify against Dr Dre in the Dee Barnes case and much more. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav
Supa Jeani Jeani Jeani flexes her superhero powers with the Radio Boys (C.Truth & Kev Lawrence). We go all around the world with this one discovering along the way: Why Jean was on stage with an apron grilling chicken, how germans do the 2 step, history that was taken for granted, how rolling with the machine was a wash out, why she doesn't perform for 92 crack prices, what its like coming from the lineage of 2 great jazz artist, how to quench a love thirst. We also get to: the radio boys nutritional diet, why Jean won't be on a motorcycle with a bikini, breaching contracts, and having white soccer moms at her concerts. You don't wanna miss all of that or the live call we got from Jean's biggest fan from Montreal, Canada. This is one of those classics folks. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Cheers!
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) connected with a very important woman to know in the music industry, Wendy Day. Wendy Day is the founder of the non-profit company Rap Coalition. The company pulls artist out of bad deals and educates people on what's fair and acceptable. Her company has set up business deals for Master P, Twista, and Eminem to name a few. Wendy has run the company for 19 years and had good perspective on: why you should not seek a record deal in today's industry, using the term "demo" and working for Fedex is a way to eliminate yourself before you even get started, how she is able to break artist out of their contracts with major labels, why it is easier to find an investor than a record deal, the important advice that Tupac Shakur gave her after becoming the first board member, the continued support received from David Banner & Tech N9ne, what her Powermoves company does for properly funded artist, and she exposes Cash Money whom she set up an initial $30 million deal for but had to sue for payment. She won her lawsuit and also confirmed what we've all been learning recently that "they don't pay their artist." Wendy will be back on the show soon with more useful info that can help many with the business of music. Give your ears some edutainment. Then log on to: www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Peace!
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) were honored to speak to fashion pioneer April Walker (@theaprilwalker) of Walker Wear (@WalkerWearStore). April was pleased to talk about her love for Brooklyn, dropping urban fashion before the trend started, being a woman making men’s clothing, letting the clothes speak for itself, starting her 1st custom shop in 1988, what inspired her fashion line, creating the 1st stash pocket, differences in being a young designer in the 90s vs today, how she got Biggie/Tupac/Mike Tyson/Treach to rock her brand, the business of licensing when it comes to fashion, conducting fashion workshops in Panama, being a stylist for music videos, giving a start to reps who went on to companies: (Mecca, Enyce, Mauric Malone, Pure Players, FUBU), her challenges being one of the 1st in her fashion category and more. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) pulled up a chair, filled up some cups with Bustelo and spoke with artists/producers/filmmakers Corina Katt Ayala (@CorinaFilm) and Joaquin Maceo Rosa. Corina relayed stories on: growing up in the projects of the Bronx, starting in the business at 5 yrs old, coming up with legends like Brenda K Starr and Crazy Legs, how Madonna stole freestyle music, Billboard's creation of the dance chart to keep freestyle artists off the pop charts, what freestyle music is, the support of fans that keeps the music alive, Jennifer Lopez using her own people to further her own objectives, advice to young Latina girls, some of her grandma's favorite sayings, how Bernie Mack inspired her 1st monologue and making coffee from a sock. Joaquin talked about meeting Corina in a play that they were both in, modeling out of college, doing documentary film work, shooting Corina's story "Beyond the Billboard," making the pilot "Latin in America," what it means to be Latin in America, big challenges in putting the 2 projects together, the African presence in Latinos and the big denial of this, why artists need to take more self responsibility, the over sexualization of Latin women and much more. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav, Facebook: thermalsoundwaves.
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) got live with grammy winning multiplatinum producer Jazze Pha (@jazzepha). Mr Ladies and Gentlemen was candid about: the importance of paperwork, why Houston is still his strongest market, his Tela Tony Draper connection, what he did when he heard "Otis" from Jay Z and Kanye West who sampled his father's music, what makes a quality album, why he stopped working with Ciara, how far back he goes with Future, the trappings of fame, why he had to wear hard jeans in Kentucky, what made him move to Atlanta originally, working on country pop music, doing music for TV, scoring a melo-drama movie that Leonardo Dicaprio is involved with, his views on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, partying in new places with shoe models, being named after one of the Barkays that passed away in a plane crash, not expecting people to give you something in the music business and more. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: (@thermalsoundwav), Facebook: thermalsoundwaves.
The Radio Boys (Kev Lawrence, C.Truth) spoke with the elusive OG Michael Concepcion. Mike expressed himself with passion on: starting the Crips gang to combat the KKK, seeing gang life get out of hand, putting together the song "We're all in the same gang" to help cease violence in Nickerson Gardens & Jordan Downs, managing Teddy Riley, breaking the Chronic record on radio, his involvement on building Interscope, helping Bobby Brown & Ralph Tresvant get out of a sticky situation, how you really control a neighborhood, his connection to Kendrick Lamar as well as T.D.E, wanting Ving Rhames to play him in his life story, working with actor Michael Douglas on his label, helping Warren Beatty with the film Bulworth, respect for Treach of Naughty by Nature, his upcoming book "The stupid gangster," the effect his mom's passing had on him, helping keep the peace between 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule, regrets he's had in life, producing Kirk Franklin's "Stomp", upcoming TV/Film projects, building a school for kids and much more. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: @thermalsoundwav
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) chatted it up with rising star Darmirra Brunson (@DarmirraBrunson). We provided the model/actor/singer/writer with her first radio interview ever and she got candid on: doing celebrity impersonations, creating original characters, starting out on YouTube, editing her own work, starting over after an ex-boyfriend deleted her account, what feat makes her an awkward girl, doing the Chocolate Sundaes series, gaining knowledge from Tommy Davidson, writing the “How to treat your man” sketch and the reaction from black women, crossing the lines with comedy, what it is like working with Tyler Perry, why stand up comedy is frightening, what she learned from her dad Darryl Brunson who’s a brilliant stand up comedian, messages to dudes who want to date her, hugging from a distance, beating out 16,000 people in a contest that lead to her starring role on “Love thy neighbor” which is on the OWN Network (@OWNTV) written by Tyler Perry, being star struck by Marques Houston during the Immature days, her love of massages and wine, meeting weirdos on the bus in L.A, her disdain for reality shows, the first feature film she is writing, our parts in that, and more from the Baltimore native. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: (@thermalsoundwav), Facebook: thermalsoundwaves.
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) took out some time to chat with Pro Race Car Driver Nicole Lyons (@nicolelyonsnhra). The NHRA drag racer spoke on: owning a pro muscle car shop, the upcoming reality show with Marlon Wayans, racing 4500 horse power cars with parachutes, her entry into racing through her dad, why movie 2 Fast 2 Furious is a fraud, knowing the full mechanics of cars, what she says to drag racing critics, doing donuts at 7 yrs old, driving Dually Trucks home from elementary school, preparing to win the championship in Pomona this year, dealing with racism in the industry, writing poetry, being a black belt, the not so warm reception she received from Danica Patrick, what she would like to see happen for the sport of racing and more. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet: (@thermalsoundwav), Facebook: thermalsoundwaves.
The Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence) talked with the uber-talented performing arts star Margot B. Margot (@MargotBrsvp) kicked it about: her current run in the Broadway revival of the musical "Rent", the Pittsburgh jazz scene, her album "Live at the Hazlett," preferring a live band over singing tracks, working with charities (Boys & Girls Club, Veterans Hospital, Blind & Deaf children school) at a young age, playing Phyllis Hyman in a future movie, choosing performing over sports, love of true crime movies, people watching in New York, winning Miss Black Teen, what it was like working with John Leguizamo, working on the web series "In Between Men" that was just picked up by a network, having a pleasant young girl modeling experience, taking Forensic Psychology before musical theater and more. Margot is what you call a quadruple threat. Give your ears some entertainment. Then log on to: http://www.thermalsoundwaves.com for what's to come in the future. Tweet:(@thermalsoundwav)