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DIRTBAGS!!!

Sup Cole World!!!

Hope everything is everything and you are having a wonderful holiday season :0). In this blog i will introduce you to Austin’s own Dirtbags Inc a very unique group of artist who i had a chance to recently sit down and interview , ENJOY!

*DB= Dirtbags

1) How did the name “Dirtbags” come about?  

DB- The name “Dirtbags” came from me and my friend, we always used to be like man that’s some dirtbag shit you did right there.  ha.  It was a term that you really don’t hear anymore.   I mean, I like to do dirtbag shit.. I like to drink, women, party, get trashed.. etc.  What I am doing is taking something negative and making it into a positive.

2) What do most folk assume its about before you even tell them the meaning? 
 
DB-I had one person, be like, what is dirtbags?? it doesn’t sound appealing, especially to women.  I just ha said “Positive People Positve Outcomes” that usually turns everybody’s frown upside down.  #dirtbags

3) Share with us the type of music “Dirtbags Inc” is trying to push out to your fan base and future fan base?

DB- *Candace Bellamy(rnb/soul)   *Noah Swords King of the Deathmatch (hiphop/veganrap/hipster) as well as our other artist *Qlee and *Cutta

4)As you know SXSW (South By South West) is one of the BIGGEST events in Austin,TX and even the world. Do you have plans to showcase any of your artist in upcoming SXSW events? 

DB-YES!!  We will definately be on a few showcases for SXSW. 

5) Ive actually heard one of QLee’s mixtapes. It was dope, what’s he working on at the moment?

DB-Thanks.  Qlee is actually working on another mixtape.  He finished up 1..2 many mornings a few months ago, 1..2 many mornings is coming out soon.  This mixtape is going to be real special.  He has a Core DJ from Austin, TX.  DJ Hella Yella whom did a terrific job on the mixtape.  It was definately great having him aboard this project.  The “mysterious girl” video is going to be shot here in the next few weeksThat is going to be something to be on the look out for.  It’s different, sexy, unique, mysterious, classy just a bundle of greatness waiting for your eyes.

6) Anything else you would want our veiwers to know about Dirtbag Inc? Also where can they keep updated with your movement?
 
DB- “Positive People Positive Outcomes” 3PO  Dirtbags INC is not a label or a group.  All of the artists I represent are independent.  www.twitter.com/dirtbaglife  www.facebook.com/dirtbagsinc  www.youtube.com/Thedirtbaglife  I have a website that is under construction right now. www.dirtbaglife.org  For all booking, info and features contact dirtbagsinc@gmail.com
 
                                    Check out the video below from one of Dirtbags artist QLee

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Top Of The World

This video is amazing, there’s not too many R&B artist who have made a video in their own neighborhood. This one might be my favorite video from him because it has all the elements i would want in a video, Realness, Authenticity and humility not too mention creativity. All in all, Top Of the World video should get a MTV music video nod eventhough i know it probably won’t :0). Enjoy!

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The @Singersroom Meet & Greet with @Lloyd_YG

I was thrilled when I learned that I had won a contest by Singersroom.com to be one of 25 people invited to attend a private meet & greet with R&B artist Lloyd.  I’ve always liked Lloyd’s music and “You” from his second album, Street Love, is easily one of my top 25 favorite songs.

It was great to learn that Lloyd was a very down-to-earth, sociable, genuine guy with a good head on his shoulders.  As soon as he came in, he began introducing himself and chit-chatting with each person in the room.  He took his time, asking questions and learning a bit about everyone.  Then he spoke to us about his challenges with staying focused and the importance of maintaining integrity and fighting your fears and doubts.

Interesting Lloyd facts:

  • Frank Sinatra is one if his top 5 favorite artists
  • He’d love to have a child by the time he’s 30
  • Shakira is his favorite female artist
  • He always brings family on tour with him so he never gets lonely on the road
  • He’s over all the questions about Irv Gotti

 

Lloyd & I
Making his rounds
I’ve never heard that name before, Lloyd tells me. Yeah I get that a lot!
Sharing thoughts and personal philosophies
kisses, Olisa

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@Singersroom Acoustic Conversation with Tyrese


In late August, I had an Acoustic Conversation with R&B artist Joe.  Last week, in the latest installment of this very up-close and personal event by Singersroom.com, we were serenaded by none other than Tyrese!

After learning that we’d be “conversing” with Tyrese, I don’t think I could have hit send any quicker on my RSVP.  Tyrese’s music has been the melodic background to many a moment in my life since his debut album, Tyrese, in 1998. And even before he became a solo artist, who could forget him in the Coca-Cola commercial that launched his career?  Now, Tyrese has crossed over from R&B artist to mainstream actor, in movies like Baby Boy and, most recently, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Just in case you were wondering–Tyrese’s pearly whites and chocolate-tone skin are just as scrumptious in the flesh as on the big screen!  People peered in through the windows from outside BoConcept, where the event was held, just to get a glimpse of the artist.  And inside, many hearts were fluttering–especially as he performed one of his biggest hits, Sweet Lady. During the Q&A session, we got a glimpse of Tyrese’s charming, confident personality.

But wait, we don’t have to keep hitting rewind on our old favorites from Tyrese…November 1, 2011 is the release date for Open Invitation–his first album in 7 years!  Click here to see his new video from the album, Stay.

 

For more information on Acoustic Conversation, visit: www.singersroom.com
kisses, Olisa
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Acoustic Conversation with Joe

Last night I went to Acoustic Conversation, a live perfomance series presented by online R&B lifestyle magazine, Singersoom.com, staring R&B artist, Joe!

This intimate, live concert was staged in BoConcept in NYC.  Strange backdrop, I’ll say–but it worked!  Drinks were sponsored by Martini and Rossi.

Joe started off singing some of his hit singles.  The entire crowd was singing along!

 

 

Then, my favor part was the acoustic set.

Check out the video

Lastly there was a brief Q&A session with the audience.

There was also a live painter, James Shields.  Here is the finished product.  For more information on his work visit:creativeshields.com

Seriously, wow…this is the definition of #1 fan!!!


Overall, great event.  Singersroom did a great job of bringing us Joe–live, up-close and personal!  For more information on Singersroom, visit their website: singersroom.com.

kisses, Olisa

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