Back 2 School “Stop the Violence” Tour Begins

It’s that time of the year again. Back 2 School is right around the corner as we heat up some markets with great surprises. The Back 2 School Stop the Violence “Think Education: Put God First” was created by Dorean Edwards and has taken place in Los Angeles for over 10 years. Last year a new branch of the tour Back 2 School “Stop the Violence” Youth Empowerment Conference & Concert was produced in Miami Florida  and it was a slam dunk!  Bishop Noel Jones has served as the Executive Producer of the youth conference since its inception in Los Angeles. The Conference & Concert gained its success over the years with the support of several sponsors and notable celebrities like Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Chris Tucker, Fantasia, Steve Harvey, Terry Crews & Tichina Arnold from the hit series “Everybody Hates Chris” just to name a few.

This year the partnered companies are coming together with First AME Zion Church in Brooklyn, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami and Deeper Life Christian Center in Tampa Florida to produce this fun-filled event that brings together both celebrities and the community with a fully charged and energetic day of fellowship, education and entertainment. This annual program has been designed to present businesses, music, ministries and educational seminars/workshops along with an ‘industry mix’ panel. Then for donating their time, each special guest is saluted for their outstanding commitment and involvement.

This year’s roster includes notable names like Music Producer/Icon Kurtis Blow, Rev. Stephen Pogue out of Los Angeles, Virginia Montaque VP of 100 Women Black Coalition, Senator Eric Adams, Umar Abdullah Johnson (relative of late Frederick Douglas), Artist Tonya Baker, James Hall & Choir, Peter Bailey (Author of Trick Daddy’s new book “Magic City”, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and many more. Check out www.youthbacktoschool.com for more information and how to register for your city.

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“DW3’s “I Got You” Hits Top 25 On Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Charts”

LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2011) – Down With Three, better known as DW3, consists of three Latino singer-songwriter-musicians, Billy Mondragon, Damon Reel, and Eric Mondragon, whose harmonious sound has earned the group legions of fans worldwide.  Their new CD, “On the Floor,” is a masterful blend of R&B, soul, and smooth jazz music that includes the hot single, “I Got You,” featuring saxophonist Gerald Albright, which has hit the Top 25 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz charts.  Their latest single, the title track, “On the Floor,” is gaining popularity on radio playlists around the country.

Drawing legions of fans around the world, DW3 has been singing together for years.  Each with their own distinctive sound – Billy with the Philip Bailey falsetto; Damon with the neo-soul R&B runs; and Eric with the head tones and growls of Stevie Wonder – DW3 has the ability to blend as one voice when singing together.
 
“We’ve been doing it so long, it’s kind of a natural thing.  It’s second nature,” said Billy during a recent interview on the Los Angeles radio station, 94.7 FM The Wave.  “We know each other.  I know what Eric’s going to do, I know what Damon’s going to do, so together it gels, it works.”
 
The talented trio are gifted musicians and songwriters in their own right, which helps give their music plenty of variety with three different viewpoints and tastes.  They are attracting lots of attention both locally, nationally and internationally, with “On the Floor,” reaching #1 in the U.K.
 
DW3 performs live weekly at Spaghettini Grill & Lounge in Seal Beach, California.  For more details, upcoming performances, and booking information, please visit www.dw3soul.com.  For updates, please visit www.twitter.com/dw3music.com and www.facebook.com/dw3music.com.
 

For interview requests and other press inquiries, please contact Joseph Babineaux of Perspective PR, (310) 461-1974 or joseph@perspective-pr.com.

Mo and Kita of the “T.O.” Reality show come to SBI

With the dawn of the Internet and a news cycle that rotates in real time, the days of routine publicity, marketing, promotions and media relations are gone. The amalgamation of what Public Relations, Marketing and Promotions can now do for a brand are expertly and daily captured by Monique Jackson and Kita Williams, Partners of Team Image PR.

Just ask clients like Terrell Owens, Dallas Cowboy Ken Hamlin, Philadelphia Eagle Brian Westbrook and Journalist Nischelle Turner (Fox Sports). In 2002 Kita and Monique founded TEAM Image a public relations/ brand marketing company that specializes in sports, entertainment and personal management. Notable client and NFL Superstar, Terrell Owens’s career path has put the work of these ladies to the test. Owens is not just a client or a brand; he is family. Five years ago at the height of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, the ladies pitched a reality show to MTV.

The show would chronicle life on and off the field for the talented and sometimes controversial public figure. Fast forward to Summer 2011, the sister station, VH-1, is wrapping production in Miami Florida on the third season of the “T.O. Show” and getting ready for a August 22nd World Premiere Date.  The ladies were featured on the 2010 UNCF Empower Me Tour with Host Tayana Ali traveling across the states to colleges empowering students through their past life experiences. Team Image PR like New York Life is definitely the company you keep.

For bookings and appearances contact (818) 571-0998 or email info@rkdmusic.com

3 Artists under RKD Music makes Top 30 Billboard Charts

What a surprise this year. As an independent music management company, we pride ourselves in working to develop artists and pushing them to their ultimate limits of making history. Well this summer, RKD Music Management makes a bit of history with three artists in the Top 30 on billboard. And the best is just yet to come.

DW3’s single “I Got You” makes #24 this week on Smooth Jazz Billboard. Album produced by Paul Brown.

Tonya Baker’s single “Miracles” makes #27 this week on Gospel Billboard Charts. Album produced by Myron Butler

 Darlene McCoy’s single “I Shall Live & Not Die makes #30 this week on Gospel Billboard Charts. Single produced by Tommy Sims.

Deja Bryson ~ Neice of Superstar icon Peabo Bryson

Deja Bryson Richmond, CA has birthed a new R&B phenomenon, Deja B. With rich, soulful, smooth and full of passion vocals, creative and catchy writing & vocal arrangement skills, undeniable swag and an effortlessly alluring and captivating stage presence, it’s no surprise that Deja B. now holds the torch for the bay. Niece of mega super star and musical icon, Peabo Bryson, Deja inherited a strong passion, drive and talent to make great music.

As a new add to the RKD Music Family, this star-studded artist  is filling the air with much love from all her fans across the globe. Her new single ” Move Along” has just been released as well as her new video. “I’m so excited to start this new venture with RKD Music Management”, says Deja. I look forward to great things to come.”

Check out video below…