Check out Debra Lee’s Washington , DC Mansion that’s Up for Sale!

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Debra Lee, the HBIC over at BET is selling her Washington, DC mansion.  The home is selling for 13.5 million dollars and is tucked away in the affluent community of the Massachusetts Heights Area in the ever-changing District of Columbia.

The Washington Post recently ran an article that featured Ms. Lee’s extravagant home.
The mansion has hosted a $40,000-a plate fundraiser for President Barack Obama, a welcome cocktail party for White House social secretary Deesha Dyer and most recently the “after glow” following the Kennedy Center concert in honor of the new Smithsonian African American history museum.

Take a look below:

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – DC PROPHITT

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Pro-Payne the D.C Prophitt, was born Juley Rome Harris ( Ju – LAY ) of  Northeast Washington DC.  His mother who was deaf, died when he was only 10 years old and had to  grow up not knowing who his father was.  Out the gate, it seemed as if PROPHITT was already defeated.  However;  PROPHITT chose his own steps. He took  an interest in making music at only 13, initially influenced by his older brother.  But with no real guidance PROPHITT would guide himself down a road filled with numerous encounters with the law.

At age 15, PROPHITT was sentenced to 6 months in a juvenile detention center for over $500.00 in theft, this would lead to a charge of breaking & entering. During his sentence, his 6 month bid turned into 18 Months.  He returned back home at the age of 17, where he began to focus on a career in music. However, that unfortunately came to a halt!  He got locked up again for burglary at the age 18 and was sentenced to 8 Months in a detention center. Only 32 days after his release, PROPHITT was detained again for armed carjacking & kidnapping. He served 4 years of a 3 year sentence.

When you listen to PROPHITT’S music you can hear the raw emotion and passion behind his rhymes. He delivers first hand knowledge of how he is channeling a better life for himself through his music.

PROPHITT is also no stranger to the media.  He was featured in the news and the blogs on two separate occasions within the past two years: one incident involving rap group Migos and secondly and unfortunate incident where PROPHITT was arrested in Maryland after police allegedly saw his girlfriend breastfeeding their baby in the front seat of his car.

The Migos drama stemmed from when the rap group was in DC and member Quavo’s chain was infamously stolen.   At the time PROPHITT acted as Migos plug here in the DC area. He even tried to mediate the situation with fellow DC rapper, DC Goon Pablo who claimed that he had stolen the chain. Ultimately, the situation didn’t any get better and PROPHITT still has some unresolved issues about the situation, which he plans to address in a new diss track.

Then last December PROPHITT experienced what a lot of the world has seen play out in the media when it comes to being detained by the police, an unlawful arrest! He was arrested and convicted of disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and driving with an unrestrained child in the front seat.

He he was handed a 120-day suspended sentence, two years of probation and community service.

All of the trials that PROPHITT has experienced only makes his journey that much worth it.  He aims at reaching those individuals who may have had similar experiences and sheds light on issues that affect many in the black community.  It gives PROPHITT’S music that much more meaning!  You hear the struggle, the pain, the hunger and his destiny for success.

Be on the look out for PROPHITT’S new mixtape: “Promise to Prophitt” coming soon!!

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DC PROPHITT’S MUSIC:

Check out PROPHITT’S latest single “Anyway”

DC PROPHITT’S MUSIC VIDEOS:

DC PROPHITT’S LINKS:

Twitter: iam_dc_prophitt

Instagram: iam_dc_prophitt

Youtube:   2LAW TV

For more information about DC PROPHITT including features, interviews, or performances, please email 2lawman.prod@gmail.com or call 202-489-4948.

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Q-Tip Makes HISTORY At the Kennedy Center

Q-Tip is making history with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

He has been tapped as artistic director for the the Center’s inaugural Hip-Hop Culture series for the 2016-17 season. The Hi-ARTS partnership features six different events from July through June 2017.

“With Hip Hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “I want to begin at the beginning of the Culture to help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future.”

“In our role as a national cultural institution, we feel it is vital to recognize all of the performing arts in our programming,” Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement. “The history of Hip Hop and its development as an art form, and the complexity and importance of its impact on the arts landscape driving social and cultural awareness, has inspired us to have a more formal connection with our ongoing programming. By launching this series, we strive to spotlight these powerful traits through each program and to make them part of the Kennedy Center fabric as we look into the future.”

Source: AP

The first set of programs are as follows.

  • Brave New Voices Youth Summit: July 12-16; Family Theater & Concert Hall
  • All The Way Live!: Oct. 12-16; Family Theater,
  • Words, Beats & Life Teach-In: Nov. 3-5; Terrace Gallery
  • Top Notch: Nov. 5; Grand Foyer
  • DJ Spooky: Rebirth of a Nation: May 23, 2017; Eisenhower Theater
  • /peh-LO-tah/: June 5-11, 2017; Family Theater

For full program and ticket information, head to the Kennedy Center’s website.

Check out ‘The Blvck Broadway Show’ Podcast f/Akil

 

Discover Blvck Broadway!! A refreshing source to artistic and thought provoking content, lead by the host Akil who draws his listeners by way of teaching, enlightenment, and overall good discussions about the things that affect the Urban culture within the city of Washington, DC.  Shedding light on “Black Broadway,” which  U. Street was the nation’s Black Broadway, and the heart of African American business and culture in Washington, D.C. Located near Howard University, the U Street neighborhood was home to Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. Its theaters and clubs hosted some of the great names in American jazz –Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughn, and Jelly Roll Morton, to name a few.

Make sure you tune in each and every week, as “Blvck Broadway” provides a unique listening experience and have you anticipating the next epidsode.

Please subscribe, like, and share!!

Check out a few podcast episodes below:

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – “OZONE”

Every once awhile you come across an up and coming artist that has that special something that begs for more attention. With his infectious stage presence and choreographed moves, it is clear why Ozone is setting himself apart from the competition. Hip-Pop recording artist/song writer/dancer/singer/music producer Ornell “Ozone” Williams was born and raised in Washington DC the eldest of three siblings. At the age 9 he found a way to express himself through the art of dance and music, writing his first song at this tender age.

Over the years he learned every style of dance he could while also producing music, he was so passionate about his gifts that it didn’t go unnoticed. His dad introduced him to producer/songwriter Jovan Antonio who later became his mentor. Ozone always had the natural ability to dance and take over the crowd mimicking dance moves inspired by Michael Jackson and Usher. He has performed in talent show cases throughout the DMV area establishing a name for himself. In 2008 Ozone founded Syce Game Dance Crew that quickly became a house hold name taking the DMV area by storm and created a name for the crew. At the age 17 Ozone transitioned to a Hip-Pop artist mixing two genres of music (hip-hop & pop) while incorporating his unique dance moves.

He has performed for No Limit Records showcase(2011 in ATL), Mike Bivins talent search (2009 in Largo MD), Opened for recording artist Ace Hood Album Release Party(lead dancer)(Washington DC 2011), collaborated with R&B singer/song writer Kenny Iko opening for Travis Porter BET’s” Blaze The Stage” (NYC 2011), First hand pick for Apollo Live (2013), main act (Golden Scissor awardsGlenn Jackson 2013), has also made special appearances working with Jeanie Jones ( 93.9 radio personality) , Russel Fergerson (SYTYCD winner), Beet Ya Feet Kings(Appeared on ABDC, performed with Sofi Green (Host of MTV2Week In Jams”) etc.

Welcome to the Ozone” EP was released 11-14-2012 and his single “Lust” is currently on iTunes doing well.

Ozone continues to give back to the community and is currently in the process of moving to LA to purse his career & make a statement in the music industry.  Be on the look out for this talented star!!

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Ozone’s Music: 

https://soundcloud.com/theozone2012

Ozone’s Music Video’s: 

Ozone’s Links:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/theozone2012

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/theozone2012

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/theO_zone

Instagram:  theozone

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Don’t Miss This! B. Will’s #GWW Mixtape Release Mixer at the Elroy (FREE EVENT)

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It’s official!! #GoodWillWednesday will be brought to life March 25, 2015 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Elroy, 1423 H. Street NE, Washington, DC. B. Will will debut his epic mixtape series when he performs songs from #GWW and get up close and personal at the mixer event that will include special giveaways, networking, drink specials, and hookah.

The #GoodWillWednesday series was created with B. Will and dreblacksofresh.com to bring exclusive musical content where B. Will recorded a new song every week and released it via the blogsite. In the 12 songs that were presented during that time, the collection of songs has garnered over 26,000 plays and counting.

Next up for B. Will is the Go-Go infused “Poppin’ Bottles,” as he begins work on his next creative project. You can download and hear B. Will’s #GWW the mixtape at https://soundcloud.com/gwwthemixtape

We appreciation the support!

#GWW – B. WILL – “ Hell of A Night ”

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B. Will continues to demonstrate his consistency with the choice of songs he has been releasing.  “Hell of A Night,” sees B. Will in his element, laid back and chill. He finesses the Fat Drugz production so effortlessly.  B. Will is preparing for the #GWW listening session, so stay tuned for more info. He will also be releasing the #GWW mixtape which will feature all the songs featured during #GWW. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.com for an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will.  He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will NOW!!

Method Behind the Madness: 

“This song came about by listening to the previous #goodwillWednesdays that I put out. The first #goodwillwednesday song (in my zone) was so chill and mellow and I sorta felt like I drifted from that direction so as it turns out, when fat drugs sent me this beat right on time. It was perfect. I wanted to make a song that illustrated the way I am in my party mode. A fun and good time song.”

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B. Will Links: 

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/bwillfresh

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bwillfresh

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bwillfresh

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bwillfresh?fref=ts

Instagram: @BWILLFRESH

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/bwillfresh

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER HOT TRACK by B. WILL!!!

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#GWW – B. WILL – “BEDROOM ”

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B. Will is back with another hot track for the ladies.  Enter “Bedroom,” B. Will’s #GWW for those #WCW’s, get into the hypnotic song below. Also, B. Will is preparing for the #GWW listening session, so stay tuned for more info. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.com for an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will.  He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will NOW!!

Method Behind the Madness: 

“When making this song I wanted to show a more sexual side to my lyrics and at the same time I wanted it to be witty and catchy. Lol I actually pictured the video to the song before I created to lyrics. I’m not sure if that made the creative process easier or more difficult but it all turned out pretty good if you ask me. All that was needed left was some Heavy vocals and Breezy (@mz_ooooohhweeee) covered that perfectly.”

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B. Will Links: 

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/bwillfresh

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bwillfresh

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bwillfresh

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bwillfresh?fref=ts

Instagram: @BWILLFRESH

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/bwillfresh

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER HOT TRACK by B. WILL!!!

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#GWW – B. WILL – “Feelin’ It ”

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B. Will tackles another classic track, Jay Z’s “Feelin’ It.” B. Will adds his own lyrical bliss over the crisp production. Citing Jay as one of his influences, B. Will delivers solid rhymes as Jay did on the original. As B. continues to drop exclusive tracks, he is also preparing for the #GWW listening session, so stay tuned for more info. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.com for an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will.  He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will below:

Method Behind the Madness: 

“When I say I’m versatile I really mean just that. The key instrument a true artist has is being challenged.  When I hear beats like Jay Z’s classic “I’m feeling it”, I see it as a challenge. The fact of the matter is, rappers are afraid to look or sound bad. So they stray away from songs or concepts that will put them in that position. Me on the other hand, I think of how many people can’t do something and then I attempt to do it. Doing this song was all about challenging myself and daring other people to do the same.”

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B. Will Links: 

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/bwillfresh

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bwillfresh

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bwillfresh

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bwillfresh?fref=ts

Instagram: @BWILLFRESH

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/bwillfresh

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER HOT TRACK by B. WILL!!!

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#GWW – B. WILL – “B. WILL’S XMAS”

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Tis’ the season that keeps on giving!!! We have a #GoodWill exclusive a day early!!  B. Will has a special treat for all of his fans just in time for Christmas.  He just released “B. Will’s Xmas,” reminiscing about all of those good ol’ Christmases growing up as a child.  He even featured his two sons on the hook of the song.  This will definitely put you in the holiday spirit and have you reliving your own Christmas experiences. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.com for an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will.  He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will below:

Method Behind the Madness: 

“This song was pure memories. All of which was from my childhood so I found it fitting to feature my own children this time. I think they had more fun recording the song than I did (laughs). Even though I spoke on the gifts we received as Christmas presents, I wanted to touch more on the filling or the time we spend with each other during or around Christmas Day. It seems as if I treasure the times when we didn’t have much these days. Things back then where a lot simpler and more precious (sad to say). I’m just happy I was able to express it in song.”

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B. Will Links: 

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/bwillfresh

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bwillfresh

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bwillfresh

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bwillfresh?fref=ts

Instagram: @BWILLFRESH

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/bwillfresh

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER HOT TRACK by B. WILL!!!

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