WIZ KHALIFA Dash Radio Exclusive Listening Session For Winners Across The Country (PHOTOS)

DJ Skee interviewed Wiz Khalifa at the new Dash Radio studios in Hollywood, CA. Lucky fans from Florida, Conneticut, Fresno, Arizona and Los Angeles were in attendance to hear the exclusive “Blacc Hollywood” interview and had a chance to ask their own questions submitted to SkeeTV host, Jen DeLeon. Post interview and meet & greet, fans were treated with a special surprise to attend Wiz Khalifa’s Myspace Secret Show at the Roxy in Hollywood for the climax of an amazing experience.

To learn more about Dash Radio visit www.dashradio.com.
Special shout out to to Amber Rose & Sebastian Taylor, Atlantic Records (Brannon & Motti), VIBE Magazine and Hip Hop Wired who were in the building too.

Watch DJ Skee’s interview with Wiz below:

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(VIDEO) Exclusive NELLY Interview Discussing His Hometown Near Ferguson At Chris Brown & Quincy Charity Football Game In LA

by Marina Moreno

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Gun shots. Tear gas. SWAT. Tanks.

What residents once knew as Ferguson, Missouri, is now becoming a war zone as protestors fight for justice for 18-year old Michael Brown who was unarmed yet gunned down by an officer a week ago after suspicion of robbery from a nearby market.

What is being deemed as a result of racism has caused the streets of the St. Louis suburbs to become a state of emergency as countless officers try and defend themselves against protestors who are simply just asking for answers; Why are we killing each other? Why is racism still alive? Why is the power of authority being abused? Why another innocent teenager?

As the world keeps a close eye on their televisions, newspapers and news feeds, entertainers and musicians of just about every genre have come to the light searching for the same answers and most of all, asking our communities, how can we prevent this from happening? How can we all change ourselves and generations to come for the better so that we don’t keep killing each other? Black, white, blue or purple. Big, small, round, or tall. How can we raise awareness and gain justice?

While attending a charity flag football event held by R&B singers Chris Brown and Quincy at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, St. Louis rapper/native Nelly was sure to utilize the moment, grab not just the microphone, but rather the undivided attention of the audience to let them know, we need to educate ourselves. He said if anyone could understand the injustice which was going on in Ferguson are the people of LA.

As he spoke, just about everyone in attendance; fans and celebs; raised both hands in the air and in sync shouted, “DON’T SHOOT”. An obvious hurt and concerned Nelly took to fans to not “preach”, but instead speak knowledge on what’s been going on in his hometown and what’s unfortunately, an issue spreading from city to city.

I was fortunate enough to take a walk with Nelly for an exclusive interview off the field, he discussed what do we have to do to make things better in his home town… Education and not aggression should be the strategy to help future generations.

Watch below to hear his thoughts below. We hope that more celebrities and artists use their voice to influence awareness and change as he did. To view more highlights watch the SKEETV wrap up here.

How I Started My Career in College Radio And What I Love About The Free New Dash Radio APP, Founded By DJ Skee, Investors East Village Radio Founder, Adrian Peterson & L.A. Reid


When I was younger my dream was to be a radio host. At Shelyn Elementary School I would record Hollywood Hamilton’s nightly countdown on KIISFM (what was at the time the only hip hop station that I had access to) and play the songs I liked at lunch for my classmates. I loved the feeling I got when someone would come up to me and say “I love that song!” or “What’s the name of that song? I like it!” I made it a lifelong goal to be in the position that could influence positive emotion out of the people around me thru music.

As I got older I loved going to family parties and watching my cousin Kelly DJ, he had the ultimate system with tape deck, CD player and mixer all in one big portable case, matched with strobe light, in an instant he could turn a backyard into a big party celebration with red cups, smiles and hands in the air. I started to write down the songs he would play and later save my money to buy as many CDs and cassettes I could buy at the swap meet. On Tuesdays, Tower Records had a 2 for 1 sale that I would try to get there as early for on New Music Tuesdays just to be there to grab what was new before anyone else did.


What really inspired me was discovering the Wake Up Show. Anticipating the weekly interviews, song premieres and freestyles. I loved Sway and Tek’s banter and professionalism when it came to interviews and as a girl, of course I wanted to be producer Carmelita. Religiously I wrote down the songs I loved, which became the soundtrack to my highschool days ranging from Gangstarr to Black Star to MC Supernatural Freestyle recordings.

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As soon as we got our drivers licenses, the Walnut girls would jump in my Nissan Pathfinder and drive to LA to catch performances by EPMD, Jurassic 5, Medusa, Hieroglyphics, and The Pharcyde at clubs like Unity, Lotus and anything that had Polo Molina’s Grassroots Productions on it. As a tomboy back then, I would love the feeling of standing in a cypher with the boys dancing to the same songs we heard on the Wake Up Show or mixtapes we found at Fat Beats. At that time I started to wonder why radio didn’t play those same songs outside of the Wake Up show timeslot and that certain songs played over and over throughout the day. I later learned of the process of how songs made the airwaves on commercial radio stations and the business behind how songs got played.

At that point I started to research and find similar non restricted radio shows including Friday Night Flavaz, Chocolate City by Garth Trinidad, We Came From Beyond w/Mike Nardone, DJ Cheapshot’s show at UCI, and Divine Forces Radio alongside finding recordings of recorded radio programs like Westside Radio by Julio G. of KDAY 1580AM. While in the second semester of studying Political Science at UCI, I decided that wasn’t my passion, I felt like I was just memorizing books and every chance I got I put them down to listen to music and the radio programs. Instead, in my careeer future, I wanted to create similar radio programming to what these shows were, from a new generation and a female perspective. I created a site called SaveLAradio.com (now non existent) listing the various programs hoping to bring together our musical community immediately after I started my own show, which was a site dedicated to raise awareness and and promote the radio shows of similar message.


Knowing how the commercial stations were difficult to get into as a young college student, I approached the nearest station to my house which was KSAK at Mt. Sac Community College in Walnut. When visiting the station to see if I could host a show, I found out in order to have a radio show you had to be enrolled in radio broadcasting, so I enrolled in a few classes and fell in love. While I was great at memorizing books and potentially wanted to become a lawyer with my Poli Sci degree, I re-discovered my true passion of music promotion that I had since elementary school. I was now excited to go to school each day, I was learning to host, produce and write for radio and it felt great having something I produced to walk away with or an interview that I had to spend hours researching for. I didn’t mind spending hours at the bookstore covered in magazines. I was fortunate thanks to Gorden Kim to get a job at one of the first online radio stations, Onair.com as a programmer and as little as the amount was looking back then, was ecstatic to learned that you could get a job doing what you love.

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Third Floor Radio was created with inspiration from De La Soul’s “Three Feet High and Rising” album and song “Three Is The Magic Number” with the 3 standing for past, present and future. I wanted to create a show that not only played the classics we all loved from Nas to A Tribe Called Quest but also showcase new artists at the time that had great new quality music including Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples and Slum Village. DJ Vice, while still on Power 106, also promoted an underground hip hop weekly club called “The Dugout,” we partnered together on the event that was co-hosted by Third Floor Radio. Thanks to his expertise I started to learn how to produce events, even sometimes as a one woman team. I was happy to be able to showcase the performing talent of those artists that were featured on the radio show that might not have had a performance platform otherwise. I wanted the younger generation to feel the excitement we had when walking into a club like Unity back in the day, all for free or limited cover charge. On a great night we were happy to walk away with a mere $100 for a 4 hour event.

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When I started working at Myspace in 2004, Myspace became my radio show but on a global platform. I started my first profile in 2003 because I wanted to promote the radio show and felt restricted by the only other social network at the time, Friendster. Coincidentally I met Myspace founders Chris and Tom around the same time of when I started my profile and learned of them wanting to expand the social network for artists and creatives. Finally we had a place where we could promote our 5-9s if we still had a 9-5 and reach a new global audience promoting whatever you wanted, in our case it was our little radio show. A lot of the first artists I got to use the site including but not limited to Mos Def, Dwele, the Black Eyed Peas and Slum Village were all the same artists that were featured on Third Floor Radio. I remember turning in the music for the first Myspace Hip Hop compilation and people asked why weren’t the “stars” on it, meaning the recognizable names that had been selling millions of records that was thought to be more benefit to promoting the new site, but the reason they were all emerging or independent artists on the free compilations is that I believed those were the artists that needed the platform, who would use it and become successful, the indie artist is who would be at the core of our user base, with the tools provided they would graduate to the next stage of their career with our help, the third floor network way. The same reason why we played new or classic artists on the radio show, those that needed the promotional platform the most.

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With the new platform online and digitally I was able to showcase those that I thought were great on a global platform similar to how a programmer programs their radio show or station. Because of my great coworkers like Isac Walter or Trevor Kelley I was exposed to genres outside of hip hop and enjoyed what we worked on there for close to a decade of my career, working with artists like Drake, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Miguel early on via editorial programs or live events. I would discover artists like Phoenix or La Roux from the stereos blasting next door or viewing the next Secret Show poster shipment. Earl Johnson was there to help let me know what I should be listening to urban wise if I hadn’t already, bringing in new artists such as J.Cole in for meetings. I believed that our jobs were one big radio show on a large scale, we had millions of listeners “tune in” to what we were featuring or what free live events were coming to their city and I loved it.

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Fast forward to 2013, I returned to producing and hosting Third Floor Radio last year on DJ Skee’s SKEE247 app after hearing of their Hollywood station via SKEE partners Ryan Tomlinson and DJ Skee when they came by to check out the new site. Skee and I worked together in the early days of Myspace on the “Official Myspace DJ” program reaching out to top tier DJs like DJ Khaled, Drama, Knuckles and Felli Fell to join the platform early on for mutual benefit. I would create the profiles for the DJs, give them their URL, have them verified and feature them regionally, in return the DJs would shout out their Myspace URLS on air or at events. The website and most importantly, the DJ’s followers grew exponentially, especially in the Hip Hop community. It was important to me that as soon as we launched the new platform, Skee would be the first ones to see it. At the same time, they discussed the new technology his team built that allowed their radio shows to not only be available online but mobile via both IPhone and Android devices, something at the time even the new Myspace didn’t have. I was intrigued on how easy the professional broadcasts were created from the station for distribution. I focused my energy again on hosting and producing the radio show and for the second time my passion called out to me. Working in radio has always been a dream and to have it come true all these years later in some way has an emotion that “The Alchemist” by Paulo Cauelo draws out of us.


Today marks the launch day of Dash Radio, while still in it’s early stages, the future is bright. If you are 25+, you’ll be reminded of the kind of radio that we loved, programmed by the tastemaker elite without restrictions of a playlist or explicity of the musical content alongside meaningful talk radio shows and unique specials on the various genres of stations. If you are under the age of 25, it’s discovering music on the go the way you do via your favorite blogs, digital platforms like soundcloud or twitter and not anything like the current radio redundancy you may be used to tuning out. I’m excited and happy to say “Third Floor Radio” will be one of the radio shows exclusively offered on the new Dash Radio, remaining on the pioneer SKEE247 station, our line up of guests will be what they have always been including the best from the past, present and future of hip hop and R&B.


Here are ten things you’ll love about the new Dash Radio:

1. It’s free. Not everyone has expendable money for music subscriptions or satellite subscriptions. There’s no charge here, download the app for FREE from your ITunes or Android stores.

2. No commercials.

3. Real DJs and Real Shows. Julio G., Caroline D’Amore, Karli Henriquez, East Village Radio, XXL, TechN9ne alongside DJ Skee are some of the early partner programmers alongside the current staff who “knows their shit” for lack of better words such as DC and DJ Base.

4. Real stations of every genre.

5. Mobile AND Desktop.

6. Quick changing from station to station with one click like the programmed station dashboard of your car.

7. Discover music again. Not the same rotation of music throughout the day.

8. Genre of every station for your different moods.

9. Share the song you are listening to and enjoying with one simple click.

10. Buy your favorite songs that you hear with one simple click to ITunes.

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Give it a try, download it HERE. and let @dash_radio know what you think so they can improve based on user needs.

Click HERE for more detailed info on Dash Radio and read about it in Billboard Mag.

Streetwear Fashion AGENDA Trade Show Las Vegas 8.18 & 8.10 (PHOTOS)

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Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

August 18-20, 2014

Agenda is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world. Since 2003, Agenda has emerged as the premier destination for brands and retailers to converge. Agenda is where passion becomes profit and the business of creativity is conducted in a truly authentic environment. What began as a satellite show with a small grouping of 30 brands has since transcended into the quintessential lifestyle fashion trade show. Agenda’s portfolio now includes six shows, in three cities, expertly curated with over 1,000 brands and a recurring brand-building conference. Buyers, brands, investors, distributors, and media hail from around the globe, gathering at Agenda to build partnerships, participate in the community, and grow their businesses.

While Agenda has organically evolved, the brand ethos and core values remain steadfast. Agenda is a level playing field. The exhibitors are diverse in scale, but they are all treated equally. The show serves as a conduit between brands and buyers, from core to corporate. Buyers from across the globe are in attendance, ranging from the largest department and chain stores to the most influential boutiques.

The Third Floor Network was onsite in Las Vegas this week to capture the freshest threads of what’s to come for the Fall 2014 season from brands such as DGK, 40s & Shorties, Crooks and Castles, Hustle Gang and many more. As usual designers, artists and celebrities frequent the showroom floor as Michael B. Jordan, DMC, Stevie Williams and Sway were this week. To view all the photos captured by Santiago Interiano visit EpicNights.net.

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Download DJ SKEE’S NEW DASH RADIO APP: Free Radio. More Variety. Zero Commercials.

We grow up on great radio programs like the Wake Up Show, Friday Night Flavaz, Divine Forces Radio, Chocolate City on KCRW, Mike Nardone on KXLU, Westside Radio on KDAY hosted by Julio G., they inspired us by their unique unrestricted programming and exclusive in-depth interviews to create Third Floor Radio highlighting the classics alongside helping discover new talented artists. Excited there is a new platform that allows for the same soundtracking for every genre of music. In case you missed it, also check out why DJ SKEE quit radio here.

Download the new DASH Radio APP for IPhones HERE and comment below of what you think.

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From DashRadio.com:

“Ever think that radio sucks with the same few songs and playlists over and over? Don’t forget the 15 minutes of commercials per hour too, and lack of variety and personality. DASH Radio brings the magic back radio once had. We don’t have or want 1000’s of stations (that only simulcast FM broadcasts and the same 10 formats repeatedly), or the lack of variety and energy computer powered playlists give you- DASH is all original and real, with the most authentic and credible stations, DJ’s, and team behind us.

Dash Radio was created by the world’s biggest DJ’s who became fed up with the limitations of regular FM radio (and hate internet playlists that pose as radio powered by soulless computers). Together, we formed Dash with one goal: to provide the best radio platform in the world. This means all the variety you ever wanted with zero commercials… oh ya, all live 24/7, for free.

We work hard to provide the best radio experience in the world (seriously, there are live DJ’s in our studio right now 24/7) but please tell us what you want to hear, add, or change as we are constantly evolving. If you like what you hear and want to help us grow, tell your friends to join the evolution of radio. Thanks for being down with us on day one.”

DASH has a fast and easy interface: simply click on your favorite preset stations (like the dashboard of a car) and go. No ad’s, new windows, or searching. Everything is done with a simple tap!

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Industry Quotes:

Radio has always been the biggest avenue for music discovery. DASH provides an innovative platform for artists while offering listeners the variety they want, without limitations.” -L.A. Reid

“DASH is the best radio app in the world.” -DJ Skee.

“Music powers my workouts and sets the tone before a game. Dash Radio provides the easiest way for me to listen wherever I go with no interruptions or commercials.” -Adrian Peterson


DASH Radio features:

•No commercials or awkward pauses between songs

•REAL DJ’s playing music! No computers and algorithms controlling you

•50+ ORIGINAL (not simulcast from FM) live streaming stations

•The fastest & simplest way to listen to music

•Revolutionary dashboard system to change stations easily

•Interactivity with DJ’s, artists, and other listeners as in real time

•Stream the music via bluetooth or cord to your car & speakers/headphones

•Amazing sound quality

•The best programming in the world

Plus you can purchase the songs you like with one simple click to ITunes.
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For more info:
Twitter: @Dash_Radio
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dashradio
Instagram: @DashRadio

ON REPEAT: J.COLE “Be Free.” Rapper Mourns Mike Brown Memorial In Ferguson

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Knowing that actions speak louder than words, rapper J.Cole visits the Mike Brown Memorial in Ferguson post the release of his song “Be Free,” which you can listen to above.

“All we wanna do is take the chains off/ All we wanna do is break the chains off,”
he says in a powerful statement to the frequent killings. Let’s hope more public figures and rappers use their celebrity to help influence awareness and change.

JEREMIH, EL-P & KILLER MIKE (RUN THE JEWELS) FREE NYC Secret #Uncapped Show Presented By Vitamin Water

Jeremih, El-P & Killer Mike announced they will be performing at a secret #uncapped show presented by Vitamin Water, free for fans who won tickets. Follow @thefader for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the NYC show.


According to Billboard Magazine:

“For the past three years, vitaminwater and The Fader’s Uncapped concert series has been creating one-of-a-kind musical moments in intimate settings, from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver playing a New York City synagogue in 2012 to Solange performing at a laundromat in 2013.


For its latest incarnation, Uncapped will bring vitaminwater’s 2014 advertising tagline “Hydrate Your Hustle” to life, teaming with artists who got to their current status with a hustle of their own. The first installment will take place in New York City on Aug. 19 and feature performances from Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P’s side project) and Jeremih. Additional dates and performers will be announced for forthcoming show in Atlanta, Philadelphia and a return to New York.”

Exclusive content, including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage will be available on vitaminwater’s YouTube channel as well as TheFader.com.

LIL WAYNE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, THE ROOTS & More Participate in the ALS Challenge, Onsite Today With JHOANNA ALBA Of ALBA LEGACY Shooting Her Challenge

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The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Has Raised Millions for the ALS Association, a snipped of the history and current earnings listed below via a NY Times article written by Emily Steele. Current participants in the challenge include but not limited to Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Reggie Bush, Lebron James, Bill Gates, Iggy Azalea, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and millions more.

“Pete Frates can no longer speak. But in the last two and a half weeks, a video posted on Facebook by Mr. Frates, a 29-year-old former college baseball player, has inspired people like Bill Gates, LeBron James, Chris Christie and Taylor Swift to dump a bucket of ice on their heads and speak out for his cause.

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. About 30,000 Americans now have the disease, which attacks nerve cells and ultimately leads to total paralysis, though the mind remains sharp. Life expectancy is typically two to five years from the time of diagnosis.

The stunt goes like this: People make a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads, post it on Facebook, Instagram or other social media sites, and then challenge friends to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS. (Many do both.)

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Giants receiver Victor Cruz doused himself in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.Giants Join Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Awareness of A.L.S.AUG. 11, 2014

People have shared more than 1.2 million videos on Facebook between June 1 and Aug. 13 and mentioned the phenomenon more than 2.2 million times on Twitter since July 29, according to those sites. Donations to the ALS Association have spiked. As of Sunday, the association said it had received $13.3 million in donations since July 29, compared with $1.7 million during the same period last year. It said there were about 260,000 new donors. (With a spate of celebrities and business executives joining in over the past few days and pledging contributions, that number is expected to rise.)”

Read the full story HERE.

Today we helped Jhoanna Alba, professional athlete designer/stylist and CEO of her Alba Legacy custom clothing company shoot her ALS Video Challenge video with former NBA All Star and current ESPN commentator Jon Barry.

Watch it here.Visit the ALS website to make your donation,