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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #904 . . . February 24, 2020 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

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Did you watch the Kobe Bryant Memorial?
So touching, truly an inspiring and beautiful memorial.

Last Thursday, Tacoma, WA's own KING blessed us on our DJ Conf Call. Only 18 years old yet comes across as a very mature young man who has goals & a lot of knowledge most kids his age don't have. Props!
Haven't been this excited watching a Heavyweight Boxing fight since
Mike Tyson fought. Last Saturday night, another Tyson as in Tyson Fury fought Deontay Wilder, winning a TKO 7th round win over Wilder who seriously got his behind whupped! Will there be a “TYSON 3 WILDER” rematch?
All eyes are on LA's memorial celebration this Monday (Feb 24). The city honors & pays tribute to the life of
Lakers' Kobe Bryant, his daughter GiGi & the seven others who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter crash. (R.I.P.)
And here's “What's Upper” in this weeks

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Congrats to JoKoy on his 2 sold out shows at the LA Forum.
Celebrating are his bro-in-law
Dre Kno, Gemma & Tiffany Haddish!

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Jason-D (KBRX-ID) celebrated his “50th” in true Hip Hop fashion!


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Remembering the late MC Breed pictured here with DJ Chill Will (WCBN-MI).

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Welcome to The High Children family their NEW member LGSP!

RnBLives Top Ten
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“I'm seeing a comeback or return to RnB music amongst lovers of Hip Hop. RnB was big in the 90's. Just about everyone in Hip Hop was feeling that genre of music. As a leader with over 40 years in this biz, I'm supporting the return of RnB with the debut of our first “RnBLives Top 10” chart. It’ll live right after Conference Call Picks on our Charts page.
Let us know your thoughts!

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DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
February 24, 2020

Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and the Rap Attack DJ’s.
What is good my Hip Hop friends!!? We are back once again with some flavor for your ears!!!
Got a brand-new heater for ya this week as we get into February. It's always about dope beats and rhymes when it comes to our fire picks! This week is no different as I bring you that new-new outta the NYC!!
2-time Grammy nominated artist
Haas G, also known as Fantom of the Beat, rocks a brand-new joint with fellow New Yorker Rhymrcka titled “Look Out Boy” (FantoMusic). It starts with this awesome jazzy sample that accelerates right into a bumping beat. Both of these MC’s really go in on this track. Non-stop Hip Hop right here. Aggressive flows about braggadocio fits perfectly over this soulfully crafted joint.
I think this one is a great fit for the mix-shows and for the streets. Shout out to our girl MJ for repping the best!
As I always do, dropping you with the knowledge on that fresh Hip-Hop.
Shout to the Rap Attack DJs for sharing the love!

Let us know what you need! We got ya!
Til next time . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree

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Very nice write-up in the Jamaica Observer
Jahmark Tafari (Happiness/The Soulshakers) and yours truly Nasty-Nes!

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It's Money Making Prince & DJ Nasty-Nes in the Flesh.
Dolla Dolla Bill y'all . . .

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I always looked forward to going to work at HITS Magazine because Gary (far right in photo, with red tie & huge smile) would be in the office next to me, smiling and happy and helping me book ads for my RAP column.
Our friendship grew over the years. He became very ill and several months ago, I was fortunate to see him for one last time in a surprise visit. Even in his condition he remembered me and broke into a huge smile.
He always answered his phone with a loud and clear greeting: "THIS IS GARY!"
I love you and I will miss you.

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Alejandro Ocana Jr., otherwise known as 2Mex, suffered complications from diabetes resulting in the amputation of his right leg from the knee down. If you know 2Mex personally or through his work, you know that he has the biggest heart and puts everything he has into his music and into helping others.

2Mex has been called "the hardest working man in underground Hip-Hop" over the past 20+ years.
An extraordnarily talented artist, his family of crews include
Of Mexican Descent, Visionaries, Mindclouders, SonGodSuns, The Afterlife, The Shape Shifters, The Returners, Look Daggers, Grimm Image, together with countless friends throughout the industry.

2Mex has also been throwing concerts and has the 2Mex Hologram Podcast and the 2Mex Hologram Radio Show (
93.5 KDAY).

If 2Mex has touched your life in any way, he would be more than appreciative of any contribution made toward helping him with the numerous medical bills and costs (hospital, rehablilitation, equipment).
Blessings to you all.
on behalf of the Visionaries, family and friends of 2Mex.
Go Fund Me:

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It's Official!

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is now on the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS for Seattle's DR. JOSE RIZAL PARK & BRIDGE FOUNDATION! “My goal is to unite my fellow Pinoys & Pinays and to be a positive leader thru my actions! Seattle, It's Time!," says Nes.

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Still recovering from her Superbowl Halftime performance, it's J-Lo & DJ Icy Ice!

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Mix-A-Lot Got BUCKS!$!

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Check out
The High Children's NEW video!
NASTY-NES presents Hip Hop 3.0 & “#1 Champions”.


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Coming soon — the return of “ROCK THE BEAT ONLINE”

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“Who's Number One?” asks DJ Addition

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Listen Now!
The fourteenth episode of “KFOX NIGHTBEAT”!

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We have a new
FREE Rainier Avenue Radio App!
Easy to use, easy to download. Available on both Apple and Android.
Search Rainier Avenue Radio to find or click links below.

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App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rainier-avenue-radio/id1488230010

by DJ Iceman

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1. How many artists are signed to the independent label?
2. What is the duration of the recording contracts that you offer?
3. Do the artists on your indie label retain the rights to their music?
4. What is the royalty percentage you give to the artists signed to your label?
5. What is the most singles or albums you have sold thus far?
6. What is your average recording and promo budget per release?
7. Do you have a profit sharing program in regards to merchandise sales, etc?
8. Does the Label offer tour support?
9. How many people are part of the staff of the indie label?
10. How many singles or albums do you release per quarter?
11. Do you have any beefs with anyone in the music industry?


Do You OWN your name?
Is your stage name COPYRIGHTED?

Do you have a logo"Is your logo TRADEMARKED

Do you own your likeness?

Is your music COPYRIGHTED? Do you OWN your masters?
Is your music REGISTERED?

If you have videos,who owns the rights?

Do you have YOUR OWN platform?

If not, what the *?%! are you doing???



If you do not know what Sound Exchange is, please — do your homework. They are basically a master-side collection society
for all the internet radio stations.
What if you, as an artist, send a song to an online radio station without an
ISRC code? Then the routing of the money earned on those plays is very, very unlikely to ever get back to you. Factor in publishing plus lack of knowledge about publishing and there are probably close to 100’s of Millions of dollars NOT distributed correctly.

Truly sad and disheartening,
as this is mostly for independent artists and songwriters.

Do your Research. Do your Homework.

Signs Of A Great Publicist
Echo Hattix

1. Easily Identified As Your #1 Fan
2. Answers Your Phone Calls & Texts
3. Plans Your Next Big Steps
4. Gets Upset With You When U Miss An Interview,
Event And/Or An Opportunity
5. Tells Your Story Like A Manager &
Stands Up For You Like A Lawyer
6. Celebrates Your Wins As Their Own
7. Believes In You & Let’s You Know
8. Pushes You To Do Things You Would Not Normally Do
9. Is Lowkey Your #1 Instagram Stalker
10. Seen Above)))

Rule No. 1 Trust Your Publicist

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(God Bless & Isa Mahal)