Tah Mac – Welcome 2 Tahland

Having stepped out from the studio and into the spotlight, successful producer Tah Mac is beginning to make waves on a worldwide scale as an artist in his own right. Weaving an intricate blend of musical styles, inspired by a number of international sounds, he is crafting his own signature sound that the worldwide hip hop community can appreciate.

Having already worked with some of the biggest names in the modern music world, Tah Mac is ready to take over the urban music world and explore its unchartered teritorries with his forthcoming tour.

His reflective yet radio-friendly new single Give Back, featuring Mutya Buena, is out on November 1st 2009.

Tah also recently released the new video for his single Let Loose from his well-received album Welcome 2 Tahland, which is available from iTunes. For more information on Tah Mac and his music, go to http://www.myspace.com/tahmac.

Look out for my Tah Mac interview COMING SOON to Tapwire Magazine.

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Alicia Keys Says ‘Keep A Child Alive’

Whether or not you are a fan of Alicia Keys or her music, it must be said that her Keep A Child Alive deserves a huge amount of credit. By raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which is particularly devasting in Africa, the Grammy-winning singer is proving that it is possible to directly make a difference to people’s lives.

Hopefully other urban artists will follow her example and help raise awareness about the disease not only abroad but also closer to home. As long as it is caught in enough time and treated properly, HIV does not have to be a death sentence. THINK….Don’t become another AIDS statistic.

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DJ Mr. President’s 24 Hour Roc Raida Tribute

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On September 19th 2009 Hip Hop lost a great, pioneering DJ and on October 3rd it gained another. DJ Mr. President is a veteran turntablist and has been perfecting his craft for years but upon hearing of Roc Raida’s passing, he decided to lead an absolutely groundbreaking tribute.

Displaying a total disregard for his own health and well-being, Prez decided to DJ for 24 hours straight in honor of Roc Raida’s legacy. He even streamed the entire tribute live to ensure that people all over the world could join him in remembering a hip hop legend. Many people followed the tribute worldwide and spread the word about this totally selfless act of respect.

After a great mix and a fantastic display of turntablism, Prez’s emotional tribute to a true legend should certainly be remembered as one of the purest ever contributions to hip hop. Many young hip hop DJs and artists could stand to learn an awful lot from DJ Mr. President, especially his passion and respect for our culture. It is through DJs like Prez that Roc Raida’s legacy will continue to thrive and live on for many years to come.

In Memory of DJ Roc Raida 1972-2009

Oct. 3 2009 Roc Raida Tribute; Post Recap Video from LA FAMILIA ENTERTAINMENT on Vimeo.

“IT WAS TRULY AN HONOR TO TAKE ON THIS CHALLENGE IN HIS NAME. I FELT LIKE I HAD TO DO THIS AS A WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU TO THE LEGEND. I THANK HIM FOR CONTINUOUSLY INSPIRING ME THROUGHOUT MY CAREER, BY ALWAYS SETTING THE BAR HIGH, THROUGH HIS OWN DEVOTION TO OUR CRAFT.” – DJ MR. President

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