EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lady *O* & DJ Mia Moretti #VH1 #MasterOfTheMix

If you don’t know, come this Monday 4/1/13 at 10PM EST, @VH1 is launching the new season of the highly acclaimed DJ competition, Master Of The Mix!! (Follow @MasterOfTheMix on Twitter!!) The show is in it’s 3rd season now, and not only do they have the INCREDIBLE DJ Amanda Seales hosting the show (YAYYYY!!!! I LOVE HER!!! :-)), but they also have the incomparable and LEGENDARY Kid Capri, Ben Maddahi, Jenny Costa, and the woman whom this post is dedicated to, DJ Mia Moretti.. Who did a CRAZY INCREDIBLE SET to set the tone for the evening, with electric violinist Caitlin Moe! (Caitlin, …Girl… YOU ROCKED IT!!!! Absolutely DOPE!) Follow her on Twitter as well!!>>(@CaitlinMoe)

This event was one I will never forget. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was really personable and such sweethearts!!! We were having just an amazing time at the Marquee nightclub in NYC this past Wednesday, which was sponsored by @Smirnoff!  I was blessed to grab one of the ONLY interviews done that night, with the extremely DOPE … DJ Mia Moretti. Watch the exclusive interview with Made in The City Inc.’s Lady *O*  & Judge/Dj Mia Moretti below!! Follow her on Twitter @MiaMoretti and make sure you watch Master Of The Mix on Monday 4/1/13 @ 10PM EST!! You are NOT gonna want to miss this season!! Be sure to check out our recap post coming up this week with exclusive pictures and footage of all the DJs/Judges of Master Of The Mix doing their RIDICULOUSLY ILL sets on the stage at Marquee Nightclub in NYC!! You do NOT want to miss clicking that post! Keep up with @MadeInTheCityTs and @TheLadyOShow to stay on top of the blog exclusives on Twitter!

Dear Ms. Moretti, Made In The City Inc. loves you and thanks you for giving us this opportunity to speak with you. You had such a warm spirit and your set that evening with was amazing!!! You are an incredible talent and person. We hope to see you again in the near future!!

Sincerely,

Felicia Lady *O* ” Owen

Written by: Lady *O*

HUGE shoutout to Loui Bond of Lou Films for an AMAZING job on the videography! Follow him on twitter! @LouiBond AND Shoutout to @SainWorld for the opportunity!

The Boy Illinois Making Illi-noise in NYC

Chicago emcee, The Boy Illinois, paid a visit to my hometown of NYC  for his Shade45 in the Morning interview with Sway Calloway. Illi was gracious enough to bless us with an interview at The Roger Smith Hotel to talk about his latest project, The Memoirs of Gilbert Gastón, which was amazingly completely manufactured by the one and only Ambulance Factory. The music on this tape is fresh! Lots of jewels were dropped, there is a lot of life to learn off of this album, and you can hear the progression from the Inhale Series finale: Inhale Pt. 4: Horai.

So PAY ATTENTION!!! You already know Illi doesn’t like to “Say 2 Much“… LOL. 😉 Watch the interview here!

Make sure you hit the album cover to download the album for the FREE99!!

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Follow The Boy Illinois on Twitter!! : @TheBoyIllinois

Written by: Lady *O*

#ATIorDIE… That is ALL. You’ve Been Warned.

This post right here??!! LOL. You need to check out this highly anticipated mixtape by the VA fam: Aspire To Inspire MG aka #ATIorDIE… Consisting of Intalek, Meeze, Motive, Basic, Lewsid, Ready Rell, Stretch Dollaz, and Stacks Miller…. This latest project, #orDie, brings the entire gang together (FINALLY!! Because I have been waiting for this moment FOREVER!!! ….Sorry, That’s the DIE HARD ATI Honorary member inside me talking..LOL) after some of the members of the group independently pursued their own projects in the previous years before 2012. It also has a feature from another VA native: TV.

I AM SOOOOO excited for this!!  Thank you to Team ATI for giving us an exclusive listen to the album! I will say not only does this album have a lot of BANGERS but lyrically this is like listening to a New Age WuTang Clan from Virginia. LOL. I sincerely mean that in the sense of there are a lot of members and each of them bring their own lyrical fire to the project…It has a lot of character. The #orDIE project drops Jan. 22, 2013!! So we have 2.5 more weeks to go!! Stay Tuned to Twitter for the link 1/22/13 via the #ATI team’s twitters at the conclusion of this post!

In the words of the great B.A.S.I.C. of #ATI: “Spread the word, tell a friend… Good Music is BACK IN!!…”

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Also while you’re waiting on the #orDie project to drop, you can pick up Intalek’s latest mix tape, WRKD, in which he pays homage to one of his favorite producers, Chuck Inglish. Which you can click the cover below to download for the Free99!! 😉 DOPENESS I tell you… Just DOPENESS.

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Click these jumps to follow @Intalek ,@OutlandishMeeze ,@Lewsid1@IAmStretchDolla, @teejayex (Stacks Miller) @_Motive, and @ReadyRell on Twitter!

Written by @TheLadyOShow

Golden Gold For the “Good Kid”

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A HUGE congratulations to Kendrick Lamar! His debut album has officially been certified GOLD!  This means that “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City” has sold over 500,000 copies since the release on October 22nd.

GKMC now sits at number 32 on the Billboard 200.  Don’t kill my vibe and pick up the Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope record NOW!  You won’t regret it.

Congrats Kendrick!

Source: Complex

Lady J

Luke James…The Return of R&B

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Who IS Luke James?

He’s a singer/songwriter who truly embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfulness that’s been in relatively short supply of late in contemporary music. Now that sounds like a pretty tall order for a newcomer to fulfill.

However, the New Orleans native is very much up to the task. In fact, you’ve no doubt heard his work: he co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Crawl” and has penned songs for Justin Bieber (“That Should Be Me”) and Britney Spears (“Kill The Lights”), among others. And his growing fan base includes none other than Beyoncé, who selected James to appear in her “Run the World” video.

With R&B currently lacking SO MUCH content-wise, I am happy to have the opportunity to put OUR people on to “Whispers In The Dark”.  This EP is reminiscent of an album, but with only eight tracks.

Gon’ head and getchu some of this New Orleans native.

Download: http://www.lukejameswitd.com/

Source: Facebook

Lady J

We’ve Got Bad Newsz for you…..

Straight out of Cali, Bad Newsz Greatest is bringing you the raw beginnings of his newest project, I Live Forever, the follow up and trilogy to the amazing D.R.U.G.S. Pt. 1 & D.R.U.G.S. Pt. 2 which were featured on both DJBooth.net and Datpiff.com. Bad Newsz was also featured this year as one of the key featured Cali artists played on The Lady *O* Show: Where The Music Speaks For Itself © Season 4 in New York City, of which he received rave reviews from both the in-studio audience as well as the Ustream.tv T.L.O.S. Fambase.

With his unique tone of voice and clever music choices that reflect his knowledge of hip hop history, he’s at it again with this new single “That Forever Life“.  The track offers a slight alternative feel, a heavy knock n’ bop, with a side of the female vocal samplings of Lana Del Rey’s “Off To The Races“. This is just a small taste of Bad’s true skills in a 2-minute time frame with no hook and continuous trill west coast rhymes. B.N.G. held back lyrically a little bit on this one (in my opinion lol), but as we know, B.N.G. always has a reason for everything he creates.  When it comes to entire projects as a whole, Bad Newsz is known for his consistency, cohesiveness, hidden jewel-dropping, and ability to let you into his world… And I’m sure I Live Forever will be no different. 😉

Download:That Forever Lifevia http://www.sharebeast.com/i1mskhbocclu

 Follow Bad Newsz Greatest on Twitter!!!-> @BadNewszCali #ILF

Written by:

Felicia “Lady *O*” Owen

@TheLadyOShow

A New Foundation: True Finish by Fashion Fair 2012

(Chicago, IL) — Hosted in the beautiful (and I mean BEA-U-TI-FUL) home of Johnson Publishing Co. President, Desiree Rogers Fashion Fair Cosmetics launched their newest addition to the collection, True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation.  I had the privilege to attend this event as my Mommy’s (Amy Hilliard) ‘plus one.’

Attendees included Cheryle Jackson, Andrea Zopp (formerly and presently of the Chicago Urban League respectively), Laura Mitchell and Niki Robinson (of STYLE Network’s Chicagolicious), Linda Johnson Rice (Chairman of Johnson Publishing Co.), Clarisa Wilson (President of Fashion Fair), and many more.

True Finish foundation is a new lightweight, refining mineral foundation.  True Finish is an illuminating and color adapting foundation using the unique Hue Harmony technology, enhanced with malachite to match your undertone and texture.  With celebrity make-up artists in tow, the ladies were given the opportunity to get a ‘makeover’ with this great new product.  Each shade is named with an attribute that describes the Black Woman.

  • Precious Onyx
  • Fine Mahogany
  • Enduring Ebony
  • Honest Chocolate
  • Loving Mocha
  • Powerful Bronze
  • Confident Copper
  • Chic Cinnamon
  • Alluring Cocoa
  • Wise Honey
  • Virtuous Truffle
  • Peaceful Pecan
  • Gracious Golden
  • Tenacious Topaz
  • Soulful Tan
  • Joyful Caramel
  • Rich Toffee
  • Sexy Sand

True Finish and other Fashion Fair Cosmetics’ lines can be found in select retailers such as Macy’s, Carson’s, Dilliards, Bergners and more.  For stores in your state and to purchase online, visit: www.FashionFair.com!

  Check out the pictures and the FUN in the behind the scenes video of the Fashion Fair shoot!