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NEWS: DJ Shot At Rick Ross’ Album Release Party! [KingpinTV.net]

Police shot a DJ in the leg during an album release party hosted by Rick Ross and Diddy late Sunday (March 2), reports the Atlanta  Journal Constitution. 

Two off-duty, uniformed officers were returning fire outside the Velvet Room when they hit the shooter, who was later identified as the club DJ. The incident occurred around 4 a.m., when one of the two cops heard gunshots come from the back of the venue. 

According to Dekalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander, the suspect, whose name has not been released, turned towards the police and “started firing shots.” The officers fired off rounds of their own, hitting the suspect in the leg. The DJ’s motive has not been identified. “For whatever unknown reasons, it appears that this DJ, who was involved in the shooting with some others, turned and shot at the officers, and that’s when they returned fire,” said Alexander. 

The wounded DJ made his way back inside the club and was arrested before he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Rozay and Diddy were on hand to celebrate the debut of Mastermind, the Miami rapper’s sixth studio album, which is executive produced by the Bad Boy mogul. Neither were involved in the violence, Alexander said. The two shooting officers have been placed on a standard administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. “They took all the necessary actions to protect themselves and each other,” added Alexander. 

The shooting was the second outbreak of violence to follow a Diddy appearance this weekend. Before he stopped off in ATL, the 44-year-old was in North Carolina to celebrate the annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament. Two men were shot in the leg at a party he hosted inside the Sheraton Hotel Saturday (March 1). One suspect was arrested in the incident. 


 
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NEWS: Hot 97’s Mr. Cee Reportedly Arrested! [KingpinTV.net]

Remember when Chris Rock said “Not Again Michael!!!!!!!!!” in regards to the allegations of child molestation. I’m sure Mr. Cee does

Some people have fetishes that are different from the norm. The key is conducting yourself appropriately and staying within the bounds of the law.

Legendary radio DJ and producer, Mr. Cee was arrested last night in a prostitute bust. The 46-year-old Hot 97 employee, born Calvin Lebrun, was taken into custody in Brooklyn after trying to solicit an undercover police officer who was posing as a male prostitute, according to the New York Daily News.

This is the DJ’s third time being arrested on prostitution related charges in the last three years. He was arrested in March 2011 after police observed him getting fellatio from a male prostitute in a parked car. Despite his colleague Funkmaster Flex decreeing his innocence, Cee pled guilty to a charge of loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense in June the same year. He was ordered complete three months, or 12 sessions, of counseling with a doctor. According to the New York Daily News, Cee was busted on the same charge on October 8, 2010 in Lower Manhattan. He pled guilty to those charges a month later.

(XXL)

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NEWS/VIDEO: DMX Now A DJ??? The Dog Throwsdown With DJ Premier! [KingpinTV*net]


DMX is well-known for his gritty raps. But apparently, he’s starting another facet to an already accomplished career. He’s at the earliest phases of DJing. And when I mean early, I mean EARLY. When you see the video, its mostly of DMX having fun with DJ Premier and rapper Termanology in there too. But, you be the judge: should DMX look at this as a viable career option? Stranger things have happened in Hip-Hop. This is the VERY FIRST time DMX DJ’s!


 

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COMEDY VIDEO: 10 Signs Of A Wack DJ! [KingpinTV*net]

I love this! LOL!!! Classic…


 

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EVENT: “A Thin Line Between Love & Hate” (movie & comedy event) This Sat. Aug. 25th! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

On Saturday August 25th, 2012 come laugh and enjoy the classic 90s movie, A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE, starring Martin Lawrence, Bobby Brown, Regina King and Lynn Whitfield. The film is being brought back to the big screen in Toronto, for the 1st time in over 15 years! You definitely have to be a part of this historical event. Hosted by: TEKNIQUE The Kingpin with Music by: DJ Reddy Fox and a special stand-up performance by comedian TRIXX! Get your tickets now.

THE PROJECTION BOOTH (1035 Gerrard St. East – between Pape & Jones) Show starts at 7pm.

Evening Hosted by: TEKNIQUE The Kingpin 90s Hip-Hop/R&B Soundtrack by: DJ Reddy Fox
Special Comedic Performance by: TRIXX

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW, this event will sell out! Early bird tickets ONLY $10 while quantities last!!! Advanced tickets available securely online at: http://TicketGateway.com (VISA, Mastercard, Interac/debit etc.) or at these locations: ————————-

DOWNTOWN TORONTO: Play De Record – 357 Yonge St. north of Dundas (416-586-0380)

YORK/NORTH YORK Sunshine Sound & Lighting – 1659 Eglinton St. West, one block west of Oakwood (416-781-6111)

SCARBOROUGH EAST: 2 Lined Music Hut – 31 Tapscott Rd. inside Malvern Town Centre (416-264-3999)

SCARBOROUGH CENTRAL: Broadway Fashions – 300 Borough Dr. inside Scarborough Town Centre (416-296-0609)

MISSISSAUGA: Broadway Fashions – 100 City Centre Dr. inside Square One Shopping Centre (905-848-4823)

BRAMPTON: Shine Hair Salon & Barber – 50 Sunnyvale Gate at Bovaird (905-790-3031)

FILM SYNOPSIS: An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this ‘Fatal Attraction’-esque comic thriller.


 

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My 2012 #PioneerDjStylusAwards Rant! [www.TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

2012 Pioneer DJ Stylus Awards


I’m writing this article because I’m sick of the HATE & COMPLAINTS about something that’s supposed to be for the same people that are doing the hating and complaining!

First off, let me start by saying I’m glad I could get back to Toronto this past weekend for the Pioneer DJ Stylus Awards. I’ve been going since day one and I try my best to make sure that the weekend is in my schedule each year no matter where I’m at.

But I have a serious issue with what I call a sickness… A “condition” if you will. And that issue is the lack of appreciation by ALL DJs and artists, when this event IS FOR THEM! People have been murmuring for years about this issue and ain’t nobody really speak on it publicly. Well the time has come, cause I’m a speak on this bullsh*t!

There is wayyyyyyyyy too much complaining going on in regards to the categories, nominees and winners at the Stylus Awards. There’s complaints about the venue, there’s expectiations on what DJs & artists should be receiving, there’s hate on who’s performing, there’s jealousy about who wins… This is just faaackin’ ridiculous! As my Grandmother would tell me when I would whine over nonsense as a kid, “STOP THE BLOODCLAAT CRYING!” All us DJs and artists need to be thankful there even is a damn award show for the whole country of Canada that even recognizes the “work”. Instead of complaining, why not praise or even offer support to assist. Nobody owes you sh*t! Remember that… It’s life. Do you know how hard it is to put together a show of that magnitude, much less a whole weekend of events??? I’ll tell you… Hours of meetings, plenty of dedicated volunteers, sponsorship proposals, rehearsals, extensive communication, all types of other sh*t and most of all MONEY! And you “cry baby ass” DJs and artists have the nerve to buy a ticket, or even worse, get your free pass to hate on the result??? Well, you’re a HEEEEEDIOT!!! (word to my Jamaicans)

The sad thing is, it comes from within. Not only, from the industry but the city of Toronto on a whole. We have peers (s/o my peeps like DJ Sina, DJ Dlo, DJ Arems, Hedspin, Keith Dean, DJ Fresh etc.) from around the country that drive or pay flights & hotels to come celebrate with their fellow DJs only to be met with ridicule, fake love and almost disrespect just cause they ain’t from Toronto. What kinda sh*t is this??? But yet Mr. Toronto DJ is so quick to link them to line up a booking in their city and won’t even consider returning the favor. But that’s a whole other issue I won’t even address right now. There are a few of us that embrace and welcome our out-of-town guests, but it’s not enough of us. Yes, Toronto is the “big city”, and one of the reasons the Stylus Awards are held in T-dot. However, them dudes touch turntables and rock parties just like you in their city. And with probably way more “city support”. Show respect! That’s all…

Now back to the show… Not only was I told personally these complaints but I also over heard them. Like so-and-so DJ didn’t deserve whatever award and sh*t… Why can’t you just be happy for’em??? You can have your opinion, no doubt, but if you lost… Then sucka, you just lost! It was public voting to even get nominated… So don’t b*tch about that because someone else’s fan base supports them more! Whatchu want them to do, tell they’re supporters to pull back and not vote??? Get your own hustle on and build your network! And if you think an award certifies or vindicates you, once again you’re a HEEEEDIOT!!! Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise have NEVER won an Oscar. Does that make them any less great of an actor? Or dismiss their classic films??? Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Reggie Miller all were NBA All-stars and retired WITHOUT a ring. Does that make them any less of good players??? Some of your favorite artists have not and maybe will never win a Grammy. Will you stop listening to their music now??? ALL ANSWERS ARE NO!!! Stay grindin’… Grow up and stop acting like snotty-nosed children and sensitive pincushions.

I had one DJ (who shall remain nameless only because it would involve way too many people, otherwise I’d fully state) say to me, “How the hell did DJ Lissa Monet win for Toronto DJ of The Year? She shouldn’t even be in that category, she should be in Female DJ of The Year!” REALLY??????????? Is that what it’s come too? Me and Lissa go way back, so immediately I checked this fool! Why would you pay a ticket to come hate??? I never see this in any other city that has an awards show of similar proportion. It’s just sad… I go to the afterparty. I pass and get a shake from one of the Stylus organizers, and I say “y’all did a another great job”. And to that I get an emphatic, “thank you man, so much, that’s all I needed to hear instead of all the expectations and complaints”. Right there!!! That sh*t should NOT be happening man. Real talk… In the immortal words of Jay-Z, “where’s the love”??? And don’t even get me started on all the hate whispers and suttle “boooos” I heard when Drake’s producer who is from Toronto also, wins the Producer Of The Year award. Or when The Weeknd, also from Toronto, wins his awards. Why??? Just because they’ve excelled beyond the “local” industry that they’re no longer deserving??? C’mon Toronto, enough is enough. Spread love! Support each other. The more of us that buss through that “international door”, the better the focus is on not just our city, but the country on a whole. We all win! We are one of the only major cities that does NOT consistently support our own. I rep Toronto everywhere I go. No matter what city I’m working in, visiting or living in. People know that… But this is something I’m definitely NOT proud of. Especially, when I’m in these cities and telling people where I’m from and they say, “whoa Toronto… Yo I heard it’s mad hard to get love out there.” And what’s worse, I can’t even deny the sh*t. Anyways, I’m going off track and making it more about the city then the core complaints of the awards show.

But this is my sole point. What if the Stylus Awards were gone? Never to come back… What would the complaints be then??? Be happy it’s here! Everybody in the industry should support it and cut the damn HATE & COMPLAINTS!

One love…

Shoutout to the whole Stylus Group staff for all the hard work! Respect to the sponsors for supporting such a dope cause and event. Big up all the nominees and winners, specifically the ones who ain’t hate or complain. And salute to all the presenters, performers and host my dude Trixx, as it takes guts to do what you do in front of a crowd that includes haters.

That’s it! I’m done with my rant. I’ve already labeled a new folder in my email called “Stylus Hate Mail”, so bring it haters! You can even comment below… You’re all welcome. And if you don’t like or don’t agree with what I just wrote, thanks for clicking and reading, now GO EAT A D*CK!!! I bite my tongue for no one.

P.S. Shoutout to Kreesha Turner, she can get it! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr… Nice performance.

P.P.S. Shi Wisdom ripped that cypher! You ill girl.

P.P.P.S. Big up Michee Mee! That honor was long overdue.

Now I’m gone to go eat some Popeye’s chicken and biscuits. Y’all be easy… Watch these cyphers from the show if you missed’em. Big up all the MCs and shoutout to CityOnMyBack, Montreality and HipHopVancouver (HHVtv) for filming them and completing the concept!


 

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NEWS: Kanye West Becomes A DJ, Changes Name To “YEEZY WORLD PEACE”! [TekniqueTheKingpin.com]

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West appears to have a hunger for the deejay booth after performing his first-ever live set last week and is looking to do some more scratching for New Year’s.

Hitting up Twitter, Yeezy said he is looking to deejay heading into 2012.

“I kinda wanna DJ somewhere this New Years”

“My New Years DJ name is gone be YEEZY WORLD PEACE! If you book me you have to put YEEZY WORLD PEACE on the E-vite. Or I ain’t spinning.”

“Ima need a stealth bomber and 2 bottled waters #YEEZYWORLDPEACE’SRIDER,” Ye tweeted December 28th. (Kanye West’s Twitter)

Ye showed off his deejaying skills and unveiled new G.O.O.D. Music records at a recent London show. Last week just before Christmas, Kanye gave fans across the pond a sneak preview of his label compilation when he DJ’ed at holiday party at LeBaron London. Not only did Yeezy spin G.O.O.D. Music tracks, he also played beats from his upcoming sixth solo album. (MTV)

G.O.O.D. Music’s Mr. Hudson was also in attendance during Ye’s first-ever deejay set.

Less than one week after wrapping the Watch the Throne tour, Kanye West is back to work. The music mastermind debuted new material during his Christmas party in London last night. ‘Ye worked the turntables while hosting the holiday bash at nightclub Le Baron London. According to attendees, he played beats from his next solo album and tracks from the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation, due in the spring. British singer Mr Hudson was by his side as he gave clubgoers a first listen to his highly-anticipated material. (Rap-Up)

Recently, former Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh said he was making a side hustle out of deejaying.

“I deejay [DJMannieFresh.com]. I deejay my a** off, dude. Like, I’m all over the place these days. That’s what I started from, and that’s where I’m at right now. And, the cool thing about the deejay game is it tells you everything that’s going on in music, what people liking. Before the Bonnaroo thing was sold as it was a reunion for me and [Lil] Wayne, really I was hired to deejay at Bonnaroo. It just so happens he was there as well as me.” (Hip Hop DX)

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INTERVIEW: DJ Queen Of Spades At The 2011 Pioneer Stylus DJ Awards Nominee Party In Toronto!

Got a chance to catch up with my longtime homegirl for an interview in the VIP lounge at the 2011 Pioneer Stylus Awards Nominee Party held at the Mod Club in Toronto on May 29, 2011. Top Canadian female DJ, Queen Of Spades, talks about being a female in the industry, the importance of social networking and her current releases.

Shoutout to my boy Intro from UNTITLED that fully highjacked the interview, LOL!!! Jokes…

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**EXCLUSIVE VIDEO** – The 2011 Stylus Spinfest DJ “Invite Only” BBQ!

Yeah y’all… I held it down for my own HipHop.ca at the 2011 Stylus Spinfest BBQ to network and celebrate for the DJs. The event took place Sunday May, 29th inside the very fly Ballroom in downtown Toronto. The “who’s who” in the Canadian entertainment industry was in the building from label reps, producers, managers, artists, and of course DJs.

A big shoutout goes to The Stylus Group and all their staff for a dope event and for letting me and my team doing our thing on the footage side… Peep both videos featuring:

Kwajo Cinqo
Trixx
Famous
Jester
DJ Dames Nellas
Jimmy Auto
Rich Kidd
Son Real
Smash Brovaz
Queen Of Spades & more

Holla at me for that VIP footage experience: www.TekniqueTheKingpin.com

Special shout to Craig Brooklyn on cam and edits!

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NEW MIXTAPE: “Faak You, Pay Me” – Real Hip-Hop, No Chaser!!! (FREE DOWNLOAD)

DOWNLOAD FREE HERE => http://www.mediafire.com/?wpejih94fhk3dmt

TRACKLIST:

01. John Doe – You Don’t Believe Me
02. Rock (Heltah Skeltah) – Rockridah
03. Mic Boogie freestyle
04. Tona f. Tenisha – Major
05. Big Sean – Supa Dupa
06. Danny Brown – Greatest Rapper Ever
07. Exile f. Torae – Radio
08. Louwop – Journey
09. Party Arty – Shine My Way
10. Marv Won – Get Back
11. Skillz – 2010 rap up
12. Scarface – Dopeman Music
13. Unknown Artist – Need Radio
14. Cassidy – Neva Lie
15. Cory Gunz – Time Keep Ticking
16. Foxy Brown f. Lil’ fame – Let ‘Em Know
17. Krs-One & Buckshot f. MJB – The Way I Live
18. Nametag – Stylin’ On Me
19. Craig Brooklyn freestyle (Apollo Brown – The Squeeze)
20. Tona f. Richie Hennessey – Hold back
21. Mic Boogie – Hip Hop Revisited
22. Tona f. Adam Bomb – No More
23. The Black Sunn – The Scared Lessons
24. Willie Mitchell – Groovin
25. Rich Kidd – MJ Year
26. Kanye West – I’m So Appalled
27. The Left f. Kool G. Rap – Frozen

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