This is the Cover Art for Hugo Da Capo’s new single to be released in March. The video will be Produced by Troy Johnson, aka Toast 187. The Track was produced by newcomer Grizzly On Da Beat, SC. Mixed and Mastered by Paul Trahan, NOLA and Sound Lab Recordings, NYC for Biltmore Records Inc., NC and TCK & Associates LLC, NYC.
Directly following the looting and rioting that occurred the first night, the City seemed to come together to peacefully protest the officer involved shooting and subsequent death of Keith Lamont Scott. Charlotte is a great City and I believe that everyone here was surprised by the violent protesters looting and destroying this City that we all love. This is the City where the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers Play. The City where so many of us go on the weekends to blow off steam, either at the Epicenter or any of the other Bars or Venues about town. To see a curfew imposed and the National Guard called in was truly surprising to say the least. However, it is also inspiring to see peaceful protesters of all nationalities and backgrounds protesting the injustices that continuously occur by Police upon people of color. Ultimately we are living in a tumultuous time were political divisiveness and racial injustice and inequality have come to a head. However, the unity displayed on this third night by Atlanta protesting in unison was an outstanding testament to the commitment the public has to the continued fight for change. Salute to all of the peaceful protesters.
In this episode of the Verbal Graffiti Podcast we began to comment on the book titled The Power Of Broke,by Daymond John it’s the first book being reviewed by our Book Klub. Currently we are offering free Books to anyone who wants to join our gang of book reading hoodlums. Obviously, this is all in fun but one of the goals of this Podcast is to encourage our community to read at least one book a month, which equates to 20 or 30 minutes a day. We will select a new book every months and give a brief review of each book twice within a 30 day cycle. Anyone wishing to join can do so by sending us an email to [email protected] There will be a limited monthly supply so if interested you would want to be among our first responders. A future goal of the Podcast is to give out books selected by the Book Klub to local Schools in order to encourage kids to read suggested books and participate in the Book Klub!
Additionally, we discussed the Hood Morning America Wake up Challenge! That’s simply the creation of daily habits or routines initiated every morning aimed at increasing productivity and vitality throughout the day. The first challenge is to drink 16 ounces of water immediately after you wake up in the morning. Studies have shown that there are many Health Benefits to drinking water as soon as you wake up and we agree that doing this will not only provide a revitalization of energy, but it was also jumpstart your metabolism. Please keep in mind that drinking water is only the first challenge, we will add on new challenges with every episode to creating the optimal step by step morning routine.
In this podcast we also released a new song titled Again! The songs is about a healthy lifestyle and just may be the theme music for the show, who knows! It’s something that Rick Cruz had in his archives but you got to admit that beat is hot! Also, make sure to check out other news and updates from Biltmore Records!
After listening to the second episode of the Verbal Graffiti Podcast you may be thinking “what does this show have to do with Hip-Hop?” Well it’s simple, this show is about inspiring our audience to get out of it’s comfort zone. It’s about challenging ourselves take action NOW in order to fully pursue whatever we set out to achieve. The show references comments from Mrs. Tamara Bunte, America’s #1 Sales Coach who just wrote a book titled PROVERBS FOR SELLING available on amazon.com. We also referenced Tony Robins’s 7 Master Steps To Creating Lasting Change. Again., we are not trying to teach this information but rather inspire our audience to look further into these resources for more helpful insight into overcoming challenges to business and personal goals.
The first podcast also received criticism via email, as well as feedback from friends. We narrowed it down to the top 5 critiques of the show and shared them along with our comments. The idea is that Rome was not built in a day, and this podcast will not be an overnight success, but we do plan to build it up to the point where it can be the absolute best Podcast out there (respectfully). So stay tuned.
New Music from HAN-AN titled “Are You Already Ready?” Produced by Paul Trahan featuring Dalvin Woods. Lyrics written by Rick Cruz and Sean Howard. Vocals were recorded at Maximus studio’s in Charlotte, NC with Ira Parker (Sound Engineer). The song was mixed and mastered by Paul Trahan of New Orleans, La.
“Only IF Rudyard Kipling knew one thing” – That line explains the theme of this track. Beast is a dedication to those who made it through the struggle; and the ones who did not. Check out the re-mix of HAN-AN’s 2007 track titled BEAST. It was originally produced by Paul Trahan and now he has remixed it for 2015 to prelude the new music that’s on the way. Are you already; Ready 11.11.15.
This remix was produced by Paul Trahan exclusively for Biltmore Records Inc. The record will be part of an EP being prepared for released early next year. We have some new material on deck so stay tuned! Thank You.
Last year 2013 – 2014 our site had over 1 million hits and 150K regularly returning IP addresses in 70 countries worldwide. There was no SEO in place and we did not hit the radio to promote as we did in years past. Those numbers do not always translate across the board onto other social sites, but from our analysis we can see that there is a legitimate following here. So firstly we would like to thank everyone that has been rocking with us thus far.
This year our goal is to increase our market presence through continuous brand building campaigns. We have also picked up a SEO (search engine optimization) company with some social marketing strategies. There are some new potential projects for 2015 to be announced along with the existing, so it will be an interesting year. With the new promotions we would like to get back to doing events. To me this is what hip-hop looks like in 2015.
We would also like to share our audience with other artist and brands. When you’re an independent company you can do that. We know we have a strong presence in NC especially Charlotte so if anyone would like to submit their video or product advertisement for us to help promote we would consider it. You can send submissions to [email protected] I say all that to say this, don’t get discouraged because you may not get a million views on YouTube or a bunch of likes on Facebook etc., that does not mean that you don’t have an audience so keep grinding. #1
TROY JOHNSON of TOAST187 Productions is a producer specializing in Music Videos, Short Films and Music. This YouTube channel hosts a list of Music Videos in which he was the chief writer, producer and director. The company itself has worked with allot of well-established artist not listed on the channel, and over the years he and his team has made some long standing contributions to the culture of hip-hop. Click the here to [Subscribe]
BILTMORE RECORDS is proud to present a new music video for HAN-AN. The record is called “MADE IT OUT THE HOOD” and the song addresses the philosophy’s of piety and justice. Piety has to do with an individuals respect for his responsibilities to gods, country, parents, and kin. It suggests an introspective, self analyzing approach to justice because that like everything else in the universe starts within each individual.
“A vigil was held in Brooklyn Sunday to remember the two fallen New York Police Department officer. Rafael Ramos had just turned 40 and Wenjian Liu was 32 when Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly shot them in the back of the head as they were eating lunch in a patrol car. Brinsley, 28, who had a series of arrests in three states, claimed the shootings were revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams asked protesters to stop rallying until the slain policemen were put to rest. “We want to send a very clear and loud message that what happened yesterday was a strike at public safety and that which we hold dear,” he said. “We are asking all New Yorkers to turn this page into purpose. … All lives matter.” – Internationl Business Times