Monday, August 24, 2009

Dr. Roxanne Shante

According to VladTv:

"So You thought that getting over on artist was going to be easy then take a lesson from an old school Legend explain her experience and what she did to the record label that was taking advantage...

When a rapper graduates with a Ph.D and gets her record label to foot the bill, now that's not something you hear about every day. Some of you were probably in tighty whiteys when Roxanne Shante, a pioneering female MC, had her run with "Roxanne's Revenge" at the tender age of 14. The single, a response to UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne," sold an amazing 250,000 units. Shante would go on to release two albums but she found herself constantly being ripped off by her record label.

Then she had an aha! Moment and remembered one throwaway clause in her contract that required Warner Music to pay for her education. The then 19 year old took advantage of that offer and today; Dr. Roxanne Shante has a Ph.D in Psychology from Cornell University to show for her contract. Why settle for a royalty check when you can get a Ph.D and a royalty check?
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That is soooo whats up!!! Shout out to Roxanne Shante for being not only a pioneer in rap but also an educated black woman!! Peace and Overstanding Queen!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"He Said She Said" Show

I normally don't promote events but Ra will be performing in this one so I will definitely be in the building along with the whole Strange Music team. Come check out two of the best new artists from the DMV in this show, 368 Music Group's Phil Ade and Strange Music Group's RAtheMC. Ra will also be performing on Saturday, August 29 at 6 Flags, competing for a spot to perform a the MTV VMA's against the competition finalists from across the country so please come out and support her!

Hip-Hop Artist Gives Back through Music

Please check out this article about Philly Swain in the Delco Times:
I had the opportunity to meet him and make an appearance on his reality show and he's definitely a cool dude. His album is in stores now at FYE stores and on To learn more about Philly Swain check out:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jean Grae Interview

This is an old interview but i watched it again today because it always makes me smile. Jean is one of my favorite artists and definitely one of the best female emcees ever in my opinion. Jean is so transparent and you can see that in the interview. All of her songs are the same way. She doesn't hold anything back. If you haven't heard any of Jean Grae's music stop sleeping and get on it!

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