BATON ROUGE, LA (PRWEB) October 17, 2006
Record promoter and CEO of Gothic Entertainment (http://www.GothicEnt.com) DJ Who has garnered the attention of record labels and talent scouts nationwide with a series of CDs spotlighting talented, unsigned female artists.
His new hip-hop mix CD, "DJ Who Presents Tha Girlz in tha Hood," has record executives and talent scouts in a tailspin. More than twenty tracks feature new music by undiscovered female rappers, a scarce commodity in the music industry today.
“Scratch Magazine,” a bi-monthly publication focused on the hip-hop industry, recently lamented, "Where are all the Female Rappers?" in an article about the demise of the female rap artist. In addition, The American Music Awards cancelled this year's Female Rap nominations due to a lack of qualified applicants.
DJ Who, however, has over a hundred more tracks and will be releasing additional CDs over the next 12 months. In August the first CD was well received at the TJDJ Record Conference in Orlando Florida, one of the industry’s largest testing grounds. Over three thousand DJ’s and retail representatives attended the event.
"A DJ pulled me aside at the conference and said, 'Man, I had this idea two years ago and couldn't pull it off … how did you find enough decent music to fill a CD?'" DJ Who laughs, "I didn't have the heart to tell him I have seven more volumes on the way!"
"DJ Who Presents Tha Girlz in tha Hood" also features female hip-hop veterans like Khia (“My Neck, My Back”), Toni Hickman (“Do You Wanna Ride”) and 1990’s hit maker Nikki D (“Daddy’s Little Girl”). All have returned with familiar voices but new material and personas. Nikki D is now known as Nik Strong and the New Orleans-born Hickman has relocated to Atlanta adopting the moniker "Slim Goodee."
"You get to see veterans alongside twenty-year-olds on the same CD … the point is to show that the vets are still relevant to the game and they sound better than ever," says DJ Who. "Some girls are selling four, five thousand records in small markets without radio play, it's amazing. They could sell thousands more on a national scale."
Artists featured on Volume One include:
About DJ Who:
DJ Who is a veteran of the Louisiana hip-hop scene, a mixtape DJ, record promoter and CEO of Gothic Entertainment. Gothic Entertainment is now in its 8th year of music and event promotion. DJ Who is most recently known for breaking the Daz Dillinger/Rick Ross club hit "On Some Real..." for SoSoDef/Virgin and DPG Recordz. For additional info on Gothic Entertainment and current projects, please visit http://www.GothicEnt.com
For additional information on the "DJ Who Presents Tha Girlz in tha Hood" music series or to request a copy, contact Gothic Entertainment via e-mail or call 1-888-9-GOTHIC. To submit music for future volumes, contact Gothic Entertainment via e-mail or call 1-888-9-GOTHIC.
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