Grand National Ink #NewAge hits all the websites on #Nov21st
Hec Nation and FM Grand (Grand National Ink) held us down with dope music this year. First they came with “Who Does That” single and video, next they linked with #UrbanGrindTv for the “Chi to Memphis Vlog“, they hooked up with Dj Smoke to bring you the “Live From The Chi” mixtape, we came back with the latest video “Running On the Set“, and now we have the “New Age” album that drops Nov. 21st! As you see these dudes been grinding hard!
Chicago based artist Hec Nation and FM Grand come together to form the new power rap group Grand National Ink! Displaying a unique chemistry, they’ve combined their styles to put forth a hip hop/southern flare that has yet to be explored. Producing music at a rapid pace, they’ve quickly become one of Chicago’s best kept secrets. Currently building a huge local following in a very short time, Grand National Ink is becoming the future of hip hop!!
TNGL has conducted several hackathons on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, bringing together a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and disciplines of study, to create several applications in wearable technology and virtual reality fields while having fun in a welcoming and creative environment. Disciplines include music, behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business, game development, and creative arts. For #HackHarassment, TNGL enlisted the aid of Wole’s father, hip-hop recording artist, Da Great Deity Dah who has an international fan base represented in over 30 countries on 5 continents and Quincy Big Heff Taylor a music executive that has launched the careers of several popular brands and recording artist over the last 10 years. Last Spring, Da Great Deity Dah partnered with the Carnegie Mellon School of Music to create art that could serve the TNGL mission. This pairing of musicians was historic in its scope and reach.
The lack of diversity in the technology and creative fields has been a major issue and one of the effects of that problem is abuse and bullying by the few developers and talented individuals who do get the opportunity at employment in the industry. Many of the student developers at TNGL events had experienced abuse and harassment, including Wole himself. Lack of interaction and a general insensitivity to people from other backgrounds can lead to behavior that causes tremendous pain and prevents talented individuals from contributing to their potential in the creative and technology industries.
“Stop the Bullying” is the centerpiece song of the spring hackathon that created the album, Chronicles of The Electromagnetic Field General: The Carnegie Mellon Sessions. The finished product has now been released on multiple formats: CD, limited edition colored vinyl, action figure USB, and virtually all streaming and digital platforms including YouTube Red, iTunes, Amazon, Google music, Spotify, Pandora, and many more worldwide. Two global campaigns were taken by Da Great Deity Dah in support of this collaboration with stops in cities such as Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, and Zurich to name a few. Music from the project was featured at the introductory press conference for the largest technology conference in Europe, the IFA.
At the upcoming TNGL #HackHarassment event, the artwork from the music project will be converted into a robot! Students will also remix “Stop the Bullying,” make apps and games, create 3D designs of Da Great Deity Dah robot, and use Intel RealSense cameras to create emotion detection software to address harassment. There will also be community engagement events focused on introducing next generation technologies to underserved areas, based on the applications and the robot created from these hackathons.
The limited edition vinyl of The Electromagnetic Field General: The Carnegie Mellon Sessions can be purchased here for $35. “Stop the Bullying” is available on iTunes here and can be heard on Spotify here and on YouTube here.
Media Contact: Quincy Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Da Great Deity Dah and the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Partner to Record Anti-bullying Song “Stop The Bullying” for Intel’s #HackHarassment Campaign
Pittsburgh, PA – The pairing of Da Great Deity Dah with the Carnegie Mellon School of Music evolved from a hackathon organized by his son, Wole Idowu, Carnegie Mellon University graduate and founder of the student organization, Toyz Nation Gaming League (TNGL).
TNGL is hosting an upcoming event this November 10-12, TNGL Presents: #HackHarassment, a Creati-con where the benefits of the Da Great Deity Dah-Carnegie Mellon School of Music partnership will continue. Their collaboration began during a hackathon last spring, similar to a jam session but with a focus on solving problems. The issue of bullying, harassment, and abuse is a serious one in society. Through music, people from different backgrounds can collaborate to create compositions resulting in art that has a tremendous impact on society.
The vision of the spring project was to gather students from Riccardo Schulz’s class along with musicians from the School of Music and over the course of a weekend, compose music then have Deity Dah and his production partner, Moods and Vibrations, arrange the compositions and at another hackathon, record the vocals over the course of another weekend. Eleven songs were composed at the direction of Da Great Deity Dah and assisted by Dawoud Shahidu of their affiliated hip-hop group, The 5 Bros MC’s, giving direction to the musicians. It was a massive undertaking, with limited time to work and a lot of music to compose, but everything came together splendidly.
Riccardo Schulz, Teaching Professor at the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University and recording engineer, said of the process, “It was an amazing experience to work with Deity Dah and his team in recording the tracks for his latest CD in the Vlahakis Recording Studio at Carnegie Mellon. Just as amazing were the Carnegie Mellon students from the School of Music and many other academic areas who devoted their time and talent to making this recording – both as engineers and musicians. Every student who was involved rated this as one of the best recording projects they have ever worked on.”
The partnership is historic in its scope and reach and through future events, will expand. Of the partnership Da Great Deity Dah states, “It’s the greatest honor of my life to be able to work with a next generation of great musicians in the early stages of their careers, addressing such a huge societal issue and involving other students and departments in the process shows the power of collaboration and is a testament to [the] great academic environment Carnegie Mellon University fosters.”
Wole Idowu was selected by Intel as one of four students at prestigious universities nationwide to represent Carnegie Mellon as its #HackHarassment ambassador. These hackathons were his initiative to address the issues of online harassment, bullying, and abuse. “Stop the Bullying,” the centerpiece song from the recording sessions, covers these issues and underlying ones with depth and insight that is typical of Deity Dah’s lyrics. The project allowed him to flex his songwriting muscles and work with uber-talented student and musician, Abby Adams, who sang and played violin on the project.
At the upcoming TNGL #HackHarassment event, the artwork from the music project will be converted into a robot! Students will also remix “Stop the Bullying,” make apps and games, create 3D designs of Da Great Deity Dah robot, and use Intel RealSense cameras to create emotion detection software to address harassment.
The Electromagnetic Field General: The Carnegie Mellon Sessions is now released on multiple formats: CD, limited edition colored vinyl, action figure USB, and virtually all streaming and digital platforms including, YouTube Red, iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Spotify, Pandora, and many more worldwide. Da Great Deity Dah already took two global campaigns in support of this project with stops in cities such as Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, and Zurich to name a few. Music from the project was played at the introductory press conference for the largest technology conference in Europe, the IFA.
The limited edition vinyl of The Electromagnetic Field General: The Carnegie Mellon Sessions can be purchased here for $35. “Stop the Bullying” is available on iTunes here and can be heard on Spotify here and on YouTube here. “Stop the Bullying” song lyrics attached.
Event: TNGL Presents: #HackHarassment, a Creati-con
Go to https://thebridge.cmu.edu/event/1624714 for more information.
Date & Time: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM EST through Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00PM EST
Location: Carnegie Mellon University
Hunt Library Studio A
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Media Contact: Quincy Taylor Email: email@example.com
Damola Idowu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the newest and craziest female duo in internet radio! DJ K Yung Ms Chinadoll, or as Kim “Slyce” Lam named them, “The Soy Sauce Bosses“.
DJ K Yung Ms Chinadoll are the face of flood93radio.com. “Kim originally called us “The Sauce Bosses”. Ms Chinadoll added the “soy” part in their due to DJ K Yung’s South Korean ethnicity and her being a quarter Chinese (She’s part African American and 1/4 Chinese). DJ K Yung thought it was hilarious so it stuck.
Their show “DJ K Yung’s Hot 16 Playlist with Ms Chinadoll” airs every Tuesday night from 7-9pm cst on the FREE Flood 93 Radio app (iPhone or Android) or on www.flood93radio.com. You can also tune in watch DJ K Yung Ms Chinadoll as they stream their show via Facebook Live (see below for links).
While DJ K Yung is no stranger to the music industry (Dj K Yung is a Jr. A&R under Andre “The U.R.L.” Williams, Da Union DJ, Violator All Star DJ, Official Belaire Black Bottle Girl (DJ) and is a current guest mixer on Shade 45 VIP Saturday’s Da Union Mix and Dash Radio’s XXL Magazine Channel Violator Radio UnKut).
Ms Chinadoll is new to the radio and music industry. Only knowing each other for a little over 2 years, they have built what most people call a natural and hilarious back and fourth. “I’ve been asked numerous times if we have a script or practice what we are going to say. I have to tell them, other than picking topics to speak on during our show everything is off the top of our head. If you ever see us out in public, this is how we talk, hang out, it’s just how we are as friends.” states Ms Chinadoll.
The show originally started with Dj K-Yung as a solo personality (she is also the founder of the station and co-owns with 4 others) with just a playlist and she would talk about random topics in between songs. She asked Ms Chinadoll to be her official co-host and things sprinted off from there. “She (Ms Chinadoll) is funny, blunt, most people freeze up with a microphone in their face, she just sounded like she had been doing this from day one.” says DJ K Yung. Their unique format which includes having a new guest co-host every Tuesday brings variety and new opinions to the show. The guest co-host could range from an artist, DJ, producer, to business owner, friend, or just someone who wants to get 2 hours of fame.
“We think of the show as a little Breakfast Club meets a little Sway in the Morning meets a very less explicit Howard Stern. We interview our guest(s) the first 10-20 mins into our show but then they become the guest co- host chiming in on topics, opinions, and whatever other craziness is planned for the show.” states DJ K Yung. “We also at the top of the hour 8pm cst have another guest come in and drop a freestyle.” The show promotes not only new industry music and releases but also supports and plays independent artists and local talent something DJ K Yung prides the show and station for.
The show’s listeners and views on Facebook have increased dramatically each Tuesday as the show gains more attention. So much in fact that some of the upcoming guest co-hosts are traveling as far away as New York to be at the Davenport Iowa station and that’s not including upcoming interviews with industry artists and taste makers.
“We’ve only had this show since August of this year.” laughs Ms Chinadoll, “It’s incredible how much attention this has received just from word of mouth and social media, I’m excited to see where it may lead.” and just as expected DJ K Yung chimes in laughing “Well I hope it leads to billions of dollars and pool boys in mansions and …..” and just as quickly as you have read you can see why you need to tune in every Tuesday!!!
“DJ K Yung’s Hot 16 Playlist with Ms Chinadoll” 7-9pm cstFlood 93 Radio www.flood93radio.com Download the FREE app on iPhone or Android (keyword: flood 93) Follow and stream the official Spotify music playlist of the show “Hot 16 Playlist” (Updates weekly)