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Mass Appeal Entertainment to release Memphis Bleek’s “The Process”!



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Memphis Bleek to release highly anticipated 5th album titled “The Process” November 24, 2009
Executive Produced by Jay Z
Artist announces deal with independent label Mass Appeal Entertainment

New York, N.Y. New York based recording artist and Jay Z’s protégé Memphis Bleek is scheduled to release his 5th studio album titled “The Process” on November 24, 2009. The album, Executive Produced by Jay Z, will feature production from Just Blaze and No I.D with special appearances by Jay Z, Rick Ross, Pharrell and more! The album will be released on Boston based label Mass Appeal Entertainment in a joint venture with Bleek’s own imprint, Get Low Records.

Memphis Bleek talked about the new album and said, “The Process” has been exactly that; a process. Taking what I’ve learned from a teacher and creating my own school. It’s time for me to handle my own business as a man and Mass Appeal supports the vision. I’m ready to share ‘The Process’ and Get Low Records with the world and along with Mass Appeal, I’m excited to take the next steps in my career independently”. Bleek is looking to expand on what might be expected from him musically and take his lyrical skills to the next level. With the first-rate production team behind “The Process,” along with Bleek’s known conscious, confident, harsh, metaphorical lyrics this album will keep his fan base and hip-hop enthusiasts thrilled. Meanwhile a new group of listeners are sure to find this album to be one of the best of 2009. Mass Appeal Entertainment’s CEO Marcus Siskind says, “We’re excited to be in business with Bleek and to take part in the next stage of his career. Bleek has established himself as a successful brand in Hiphop, and now has the opportunity to expand Independently to release new music to his fans”.

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About Memphis Bleek
Memphis Bleek was one of the first artists signed to “Roc-A-Fella Records” as protégé to long time friend, Jay Z. He was featured on Jay Z albums “Reasonable Doubt”, “In My Lifetime Vol. 1”, “Hard Knock Life”, and “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”. Bleek’s first official appearance was “Coming of Age” from Reasonable Doubt. After the huge success of the multi-platinum “Hard Knock Life” album and exposure of the Roc-A-Fella camp, the label released Memphis Bleek’s debut album, “Coming of Age”. The album charted as Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard 200, peaking at #7 with 118,000 units sold in its first week.

Memphis Bleek released 3 more albums since his debut, “The Understanding”, “M.A.D.E.” (which sold 150,000 copies in its first week), and “534” (which was named after the building number where Bleek and Jay Z grew up in the Marcy Projects) but his highest charting single was “Is That Yo Chick”, featuring Missy Elliott and Jay Z, which peaked at #7 on the Hot Rap Singles Billboard Chart before entering the Hot 100. The single “It’s Alright”, appeared on the “Hard Knock Life” album by Jay Z, peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has had countless collaborations with fellow hip-hop artists such as DMX, Ja Rule, T.I., and Trick Daddy and other Roc-A-Fella artists, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Cam’ron, Amil, Young Gunz, and of course Jay Z.

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About Mass Appeal Entertainment
Mass Appeal Entertainment is owned and operated by Producer/CEO Marcus “DL” Siskind (Backstreet Boys, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, etc…). Mass Appeal Entertainment is a Boston, MA based company with a multitude of artists from various musical genres. Previous releases include Young Buck’s “T.I.P.”, “Save The Last Dance 2 Soundtrack” featuring Ne-Yo, Rihanna, T-Pain, and more, “Eye Legacy” from Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Lisa Lisa’s “Life ‘n Love”, and others. In June 2008, Mass Appeal Entertainment entered into an exclusive, multi-year venture with E1 (Formerly KOCH) Entertainment. E1 Entertainment has the largest number of billboard-charting titles in the independent sector, and is the leading and fastest growing independent music company in the United States.

Mass Appeal Entertainment also has divisions in Publishing and Production, including Mass Appeal Music Publishing. The Production entity has a full staff of producers and writers, creating music and songs for a variety of Major and Independent Artists, Films, TV, and Commercials. Mass Appeal Entertainment also has a division in Recording. Blue Jay Recording in Carlisle, MA is a world class recording studio (www.bluejaystudio.com).

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Lisa Lisa Headlining ‘Old School Jams Live’

Lisa Lisa is headlining ‘Old School Jams Live’ at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on September 13, 2009!! Click the flyer below to purchase your tickets now at Ticketmaster!!

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Feelin the ‘Heat’ in Red Hook

On August 11, 2009 Lisa Lisa hosted a free concert at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn, NY! Fans felt the heat and the beat as they sang along to ‘Lost in Emotion’, ‘All Cried Out’ and more of Lisa Lisa’s chart topping hits.

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Suzanna Lubrano’s Festa Mascarado… AVAILABLE on 8.11.09!!

It is finally time! We have been waiting for a while to introduce Suzanna Lubrano to world music fans in the United States and her new album, Festa Mascarado is now available! Please see below for more info on the album, as well as the image link below to purchase Festa Mascarado on iTunes!
 
On August 11, 2009 Mass Appeal Entertainment will release Suzanna Lubrano’s Festa Mascarado (Masquerade Ball). Suzanna Lubrano is one of the most celebrated Cape Verdean female artists of all time and will now be demanding global attention with her first cross-over album. This is Suzanna’s fifth album and her first U.S. release. It comes as a double disc set featuring an alternate version of Saida, which was previously released overseas. Suzanna’s strong melodic voice and empowering messages of love and hope have already made her a platinum and gold selling artist outside of the United States.

Festa Mascarado features many Zouk and R&B-style tracks that people have come to love and expect from Suzanna. The first single, also titled Festa Mascarado, is inspired by Suzanna’s intrigue over a man at a masquerade ball. Love, friendships, and relationships represent the overall theme of the album. Additionally, the alternate version of Saida contains tracks that range from Sexy Cape Verdean Zouk Love, to more traditional Cape Verdean Batuku, as well as delicate English R&B ballads.

Festa Mascarado and Saida contain collaborations with a wide range of composers, musicians, and rappers from around the world. Most tracks are sung in Suzanna’s native Cape Verdean Creole, and some Spanish, French, and English language tracks are also included. Festa Mascarado has evolved into a unique album, seamlessly weaving diverse influences with its Mainstream-Pop spirit. Zouk, Hip-Hop, R&B, and traditional Cape Verdean music styles fuse into a sound Suzanna can truly call her own. Suzanna is responsible for most vocal melodies and lyrics of the Cape Verdean tracks and, in some cases, completely composed and wrote the entire song.

Most of the songs on Festa Mascarado were recorded at Blue Jay Recording Studio in Massachusetts, United States. This is a world-class recording studio where artists like Aerosmith, Carly Simon, Boston, Alice Cooper, Roy Orbison, and Billy Joel have recorded. More recently, it has welcomed big names like Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls), Pink, and Lauryn Hill. Other songs were recorded in Studio Latitude, Paris; Rocktown Studio, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Studio Relief, Switzerland; Northbank Studio, Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Sound Vision Studio Arnhem, Netherlands.

For more information, please contact Rene Romer at rene@transcity.com or Rochelle Goldsmith at rochelle@massappealmusic.com

Amazon Music Stores

Head over to Amazon.com and check out Suzanna Lubrano’s Music Store!! Watch her music video for “Festa Mascarado”! While you’re there pre-order Suzanna Lubrano’s album “Festa Mascarado”, available August 11, 2009!

Lisa Lisa’s new album, “Life ‘N Love” is AVAILABLE NOW! Check out Lisa Lisa’s Amazon Music Store to hear the songs from “Life ‘N Love”, purchase MP3’s, watch some awesome music videos & more!