Datwon Thomas is executive editor of VIBE Magazine, where he began his career as an intern. In between his internship and his current position, Datwon was music editor and later editor-in-chief for XXL Magazine, the number one newsstand music magazine in the country; founder and editorial director of KING Magazine, the fastest growing men’s lifestyle magazine in the United States; and COO/EIC of Russell Simmons’ multicultural entertainment website, GlobalGrind.com. He also has shared his entertainment, music and lifestyle expertise as a television commentator on VH1, BET and various MTV specials, in numerous radio appearances, and as a host on Sirius/XM satellite radio.
Omen is a Grammy winning American music producer from Harlem. He has produced for artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Fabolous, Vado, Memphis Bleek, Redman, Keith Murray, Jellestone, Paypa, and Amil. Omen’s production facility is currently housed in Harlem recording studio Stadium Red, recent home of producer Just Blaze.
With recent successes of Drake, Lil Wayne, Vado, Erin Christine and XV, Omen entered into a label services deal with Weerai Music Company to create Elaborate Musik Recordings. The first single, “Applause” features guest appearances from XV, 4IZE, Ashton Travis and Jigsaw the Puzzla.
3/1 Special Guest Andre Torres (1st Editor-In-Chief of Scratch Magazine and Founder, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Wax Poetic) came through Blap On The Radio for a great interview. Andre shared how he started Wax Poetics from going from the 9-5 grind, the start of Scratch Magazine and how important the digging culture has been to hiphop. We had a better segment for Blap Or Crap this week thank god, check out the stream below and tune in Every Friday 10-12 EST on GIDRadio.com.
2.22 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio will interview Legendary Producer and Emcee, Large Professor! He is best known as a founding member of the influential underground hip hop group Main Source, and as mentor and frequent collaborator of Nas. Thats not even the half, Large Pro has been killing the production for a long time! You should already know who this man is but for the new jacks, tune in and find out why Large Pro is a staple in hiphop production
2/15 BLAP On The Radio got lucky and caught up with Soul Wallace in NYC. During this BLAPISODE, Soul spoke on how she got her foot in the door to her 22 years experience, artist management, her company: Steel Magnolia Group, and how producers can get their beats licensed on these big commercials. Skyzoo also came through to promote his new label Middle Ground Arts and his show at MIST Harlem for 2.19. SeventyMHZ, winner of !LLMIND’s Got BLAPS?! Contest, joined the team to critique our BLAP or Crap Submissions for the week. Check out the stream below and see tune in next Friday.
Friday 2/15 at 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio will sit down with Industry Executive Soul Wallace. Soul is a partner and Founder of Steel Magnolia Group, an artist, brand and event management firm. She is also VP of Skyzoo’s new label Middle Ground Arts. Check her resume below and tune in!
Soul Wallace is an Industry Executive and one of the most sought after music industry professionals today. Soul is an expert with over 22 years of experience with expertise in marketing and branding. Not only has she worked with independent and well established artists, Soul has worked with several major brands and festival properties within the entertainment and pro audio industries.
Some typical client projects include A3C Festival, ESPN, SXSW, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Tour Bus Studio, and Unique Squared’s Mobile Studio. Artist management and/or consulting services for clients such as Skyzoo, Torae, DJ Face, Chi Ali, Illmind, The Immortals Project, Donny Goines, and legendary hip hop group The Artifacts and more.
Soul is a partner and Founder of Steel Magnolia Group. SMG is an artist, brand and event management firm. She is also VP of Skyzoo’s new label Middle Ground Arts and sits on the board of REEM Docs, LLC., Crystal Clear Recording Studio, Dead End Hip Hop and Salem Psalms LLC.
She has executive produced several critically acclaimed projects within the film and music industry such as the highly anticipated DEMOS Documentary Film, Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred, Theo vs. J.J. (Dreams vs Reality), The Immortals Project to name a few.