Who is CeasRock?
Sam , the popular kid in high school that wanted to win by any means and still does.
A man of the people. A HUMAN FIRST.
What sets you apart from other artists?
My entire life. No other artist has lived in my shoes and can express the things I do from my perspective. My ability to have a clear vision and see it through t’ill the end , while being hands on in every aspect of creation gives listeners a complete product. I relate to people from all walks of life and i’m able to speak different “languages” in order to communicate my message. My approach is like that of a actor, in the sense that, every movie requires a different type of lead, and I feel like I’m good at understanding how to play the role so that the movie is captivating, regardless of the genre.
How has the independent Montreal hip-hop scene progressed over the last three years?
When we lost key members of the scene like Bad News Brown & Matt “Dutch” Garner, the community took some steps back. They were such leaders in the scene, and their experience and networks were helping a lot of people advance their movements. Since then, the number of acts in the community has diminished, but those who are still around are taking their careers much more seriously. As a whole though, its been very stagnant, and I think that has to to with the complacent nature of the city. There is a wave of producer/djs that are getting a lot of recognition in and out of town,and that might make it seem like things are booming, but the local scene has actually died down . Still, there is a new wave of artists that are making a mark in the city, but the lack of industry makes it tough to sustain momentum independently.
Who do you consider your peers in Canadian hip-hop?
I consider anyone in Canada that raps as my peer, but I look to artists like Rich Kidd, The Narcicyst , Loe Pesci, I.Blast, Tona, Raz Fresco, Mugz (and the list goes on…) as people who are making moves that are on a similar level creatively.Even if the styles vary, they take their music seriously , and it shows in the product they put out.
What is your take on applying for and utilizing Canadian government funds to create new music and tour?
I actually am not big on that approach. I understand that it takes funding to create and push a album properly, and things like touring, recording , shooting videos, hiring a publicist, etc are not cheap. But, I dont really like the notion that we have to depend on the government to make moves. I’m not a big fan of the government period; So it feels hypocritical to rely on them to get my music done. At the same time, anything helps when your trying to accomplish something like promoting an album on a large scale… To each their own i guess. Personally, I feel like Canadians tend to play things safe, and not investing out of your own pocket is a safer template, but at what cost. I feel like, for the industry to develop we have to take some risks, but the fact that the population is scattered across so much space scares a lot of people, and it just doesnt make financial sense for some investors.
Its a tough topic, and I think its important to look at who we are trying to reach. Canada is still developing its identity in Hip Hop, and the more we grow up, the more we’ll understand how to build our movements up so that we dont rely solely on government funds to create and push our content.
Megan Olivi caught up with Johny Hendricks back stage after his close bout with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and issues a warning to everyone else in the division.
Stacee Brizzle (@StaceeBrizzle) catches up with MADCHILD before his recent show at Rockpile in Toronto.
The first Forbes 400 Summit was surreal, amazing and, in the end, moving. We gassed up a Gulfstream 450 one warm September morning and flew one of the most successful recording artists of all time, Jay-Z, to meet the most successful investor of all time, Warren Buffett, on the latter’s home turf of Omaha, Neb. The intent was to capture their very different perspectives on success and wealth and to talk about the social obligations that come with each. They ended up finding out they had more in common than anyone would have expected between a 40-year-old rapper from the Brooklyn projects and the 80-year-old sage of compounded returns.
The main event was an hourlong, videotaped talk at Buffett’s office building.
Angelina Valentine recently sat down to do an in-depth interview with veteran industry writer, Rob Perez. The first part of the interview has been posted to XCritic this week. Perez refers to Angelina as “The Wildest, Most Infamous Bitch In Porn” and says that it was “one of if not the best interviews I’ve conducted with a porn girl in the 10 years I’ve been doing this”. The interview covers many topics, including Angelina graduating college, how she enjoys shocking people, her new clothing and production company, Sexually Disturbed Media, the kind of guys she likes, how she views sexuality, and her journey to sobriety. Read the full interview here: http://www.xcritic.com/columns/column.php?columnID=3748.
“This might be one of my favorite interviews…ever!” says Angelina Valentine. “Rob went out of his way to ask me original questions and I really had fun doing it. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I’m excited to see my spread in High Society.”
Perez’s interview was originally for the adult publication High Society, and more of the up close and personal interview will appear on the pages of the magazine sometime this fall.
Princess Donna Dolore didn’t become one of the top female BDSM directors in the adult industry by chance. Her impressive work directing and performing in countless demanding scenes makes it clear that she has made her mark, particularly at Kink.com, San Francisco’s premier BDSM studio. California-born Dolore fell in love with the art of photography and the politics of sex and gender equality as a teen, studying both at New York University and its prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, and continuing her passions into the BDSM community, exhilarated by the intensity of the work.
Immediately after graduation Dolore applied for the position of webmaster/director at a division of Kink.com, got the job and moved to San Francisco to direct, perform and develop ideas for new websites full-time, elevating both sales and brand recognition for Kink.com and its sites.
As millions of women dip their toes into sexual fetishes and BDSM on the heels of a fan fiction phenomenon, Dolore helpfully shines a light on the lifestyle and workday as a featured subject in an upcoming James Franco-directed documentary, and “Public Sex, Private Lives” by Simone Grudzen, both of which investigate the sociocultural evolution of an increasingly less taboo subculture in modern society.
What sets Princess Donna Dolore apart from her peers?
I have been a director in adult film for almost 9 years. I started directing before ever having a penis inside me on camera. And I have a vagina. In the world of adult movies, that is pretty unique.
What is your favorite part of being an adult director?
My favorite part of directing adult movies is having a vision or an idea and making it manifest. Creating story lines and lighting schemes, getting the perfect shot, meeting new people, traveling the world, and smiling at work.
Where do you see the future of adult entertainment?
I imagine there will always be a market for smut. Historically this industry has often been on the forefront of technological advancements with regards to the way that media is consumed. I think the reason for this is obvious……people like watching adult films. So, while I am certain that the way we produce and distribute will change drastically with the years, I also feel confident that adults will always find a way to “entertain” themselves!
What unique trait did James Franco bring to the documentary?
Franco brought many unique things to the documentary, but perhaps the most unique, or most notable, is a mainstream audience.
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Not only one of my favorite porn star interviews that I’ve done, but an internet favorite heading towards 500k views was taken down by YouTube for reasons unknown. It is back up in all of it’s glory in two amazing parts. I believe this is one of the most comprehensive interviews with Lisa out there. If you know nothing about Lisa Ann, and want to know everything, this video is for you!
PrimeTime Radio interviews Grammy Nominee, Melanie Fiona. She discusses everything from her favorite song to perform, positive thinking, favorite features in the opposite sex, her fat girl name and more. Powered by The Rebel Society.
UFC Welterweight Sean Pierson traveled to Las Vegas for CES. We asked him to stay another week for AEE aKa Adult Entertainment Expo, inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort.
Jesse Jane is a bonafide adult superstar. She leads an all star cast of Digital Playground contract stars Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Selena Rose and Stoya in the upcoming highly anticipated big budget blockbuster, Code of Honor.
Photo by Mark Reed
I’m the same JDiggz I was in 2004 with my first single, just evolved, matured and more careful of what I do in life, career and business – making smarter more calculated moves. There’s nothing I regret, though. I’m very proud of everything I’ve accomplished to this point.
What sets you apart from other artists?
I’ve never really been one to follow trends in music, I’ve always done what I’ve wanted to do, no matter what. I’ve never compromised my integrity in doing something I didn’t feel was 100 per cent me! I’ve definitely experimented a lot throughout my Canadian career though and I’m now at the point of knowing exactly who I am in every way, most importantly in music!
Who do you roll with while in Kingston, JA?
Haha! I’m pretty neutral with everyone down there, but I am Gully side / Alliance for life, though! Yeah, I’m cool with everyone from Killa & Mavado to Popcaan, Sean Paul and the list goes on. Jamaica is a second home for me. I’m actually looking over blueprints to build a home on the hill in Kingston within the next two years!
What’s next for JDiggz?
The Two Weeks Notice EP, out on iTunes now, is meant as a pre-release to my U.S. debut Far From Perfect which is set for a late spring / early summer release. Look out for that album as well as some new artists off of my label Ocean Records up here in Canada! Stay tuned and thank you all for the support. Bless up!
JDiggz Two Weeks Notice EP iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/two-weeks-notice/id572876248?ls=1
Jelly Too Fly, a talented Female MC from Toronto, Canada.
We’ve had pleasure of interviewing Jelly Too Fly while on her quest to change the ongoing love & hate relationship between female MC and Hip Hop into all love.
She talks about her new mix tape “King”, her views on the music industry, and a whole lot more.
In this Interview, Obie Trice speaks about:
what he has learned from working with Nate Dogg,
whether or not him & Proof were blood related cousins,
his thoughts on Slaughterhouse, wanting to work with Jay-Z & Nas,
the tour bus crash on the Anger Management tour & Advice from Eminem
“Come Pick Me Up” is a teaser video from Concrete Mob – new project with Outlawz coming in August 2012. twitter @concretemob22
Taking on the most fearsome fighters in Hong Kong is no challenge for a trained mixed martial artist and the fighting knowledge which Georges St. Pierre has brought to the development of Sleeping Dogs has ensured that United Front Games’ combat system empowers players to take on the toughest the city has to throw at them. Brutal bone-crunching combos are only a button press away. However as GSP points out, patience is key. Wait for your opponent to make a mistake; wait for that strike to miss and take your shot. Losing is not an option…
Sleeping Dogs will be available from 17th August 2012 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC
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The leader of “The Saints” is voiced and played by Vivica Fox. An American actress best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Batman & Robin and Independence Day. Fans can meet the talent behind the new character in another video filmed on the set of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION during the performance capture sessions at Giant Studios.
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