Posts Tagged ‘song’

Phreedom Records is headed to the top by way of its CEO Co’Baby

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Resiliency is often the cornerstone of the essence of many men who are born in New Orleans, Louisiana or raised in Detroit, Michigan. It can be a struggle, but also a beautiful thing when one rises above the hardships that can be encountered in both cities. Both cities have economic systems that are often set up for the underdog to fail. Often times it takes a lot more work to taste success.

Meet Corey “Co’Baby” Coleman (or “Co” as he is also affectionately known), CEO and founder of Phreedom Records. Co has quite an interesting history in New Orleans’ entertainment arena – but for as interesting as it is, there are few who have the same pedigree and even fewer who have put in the work and time. And Co is resilient, to say the least. He is the epitome of perseverance and because of that, he will go down in Louisiana music history as one of the architects of its success.

Co’Baby with the phenomenal comedian Sheryl Underwood

This humble soul works tirelessly to make sure his young artists get on. When you meet Co, you’ll notice the humility right away, in that he often fades into the background, until such time he needs to make his presence known – and that he does quite well. It has been said that a team is only as strong as its leader and that for such a leader to be effective, that he must be willing to handle the duties of those he leads, as well as his own. Co definitely does that – from being a master networker, to providing the financial backing to so many, to making his family’s dream of owning and running a premiere label come true, Co is the catalyst to so many fires. His hard work and never give up attitude keep him at the right place at just the right time. The most beautiful thing though, is that Phreedom Records is a family owned business. Co, along with his wife Amy, are working diligently to ensure that Phreedom not only becomes a household name, but an entertainment dynasty.

Co’Baby & Phreedom artist Lucki Lew

Co got his start in the music business when the entity now known as Cash Money was in upstart mode. To say he learned the business from the inside out at a time urban music was really taking a foothold in the South, is a staunch understatement. One of his main goals is for his label’s artists to drop timely, quality music. Co has been responsible for several hits lately, including Lucki Lew’s “My Lil Yeah”, a single featuring standout Tweeday, and “Hotspot”, a fiery (pun intended) club joint featuring Level.

Co’Baby with New Orleans superstar Young Greatness

We recently caught up with Co to talk about his history, dreams and aspirations. We had quite the interesting conversation with him – here’s how it went:

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

CO: I’m a God fearing man who loves life, phamily, and I work for what I want out of life.

SINCE YOU’RE FROM THE CUISINE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?

CO: Well cooked T-Bone steak, no redness showing, and a loaded baked potato

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

CO: Born in New Orleans in 1969. Raised in Detroit.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

CO: My phamily and my will to help others win is what drives me.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? WHAT ARTISTS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH AND WHAT PRODUCERS DO YOU WORK WITH?

CO: I started when I was in high school at Henry Ford High School in Detroit, Michigan. I was a back-up singer in a group called the Gigolos. Then I moved back to New Orleans and met Ronald and Brian Williams. We were street guys. After a couple of years we decided to start Ca$h Money. I stayed working for the company for a few years doing the office work, went on the road with them and did Road Manager duties for the artists Lil Slim, PMW, Mr. Ivan, Ms. Tee, Pimp Daddy, and UNLV. Part of being the Road Manager meant driving all of the artists to and from shows. Now I currently work with fire producers Jay Da Menace of HITZ, KC Da Producer, and Nave Monjo for my own label, Phreedom Records. My artists have collaborated with Jay Jones of Young Money, Jay Da Menace, Kango Slim of PNC, Tweeday, Level, Trae of Hyperphyll, and have opened shows for well-known artists like Jacquees, Kevin Gates, Colonel Loud, Z-RO, and Scarface, just to name a few.

YOU HAVE QUITE A RESUME. TAKE US THROUGH A DAY IN THE LIFE AT PHREEDOM RECORDS.

CO: A day at Phreedom…well it’s always what’s next. Who can I work with to get my team noticed, schedule studio sessions, plan promotional trips, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations – constantly on social media creating a public presence, researching and determining the scams from the legit contacts and projects – just constantly pushing.

WHERE CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE PHREEDOM RECORDS IN THE NEXT 2, 5 AND EVEN 10 YEARS?

CO: In the next 2 to 10 years I pray to God Phreedom Records will be a household name that phamilies can relate to, young and old. I want Phreedom to do everything – Gospel, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Techno, EDM, and Funk. We’ll continue to do charity work and be visible in the community, providing sponsorships and opening outreach centers that helps kids get focused on positive moves in life. And also, continuing to love God and follow his path while growing revenue for all. Our motto is One God, One Love.

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is a great thing to see someone as genuine and positive as the Colemans grow their label (Phreedom Records) and continue to help others. We have known them for a while now and they are always supportive, positive and trying to help the community in any way possible. We are excited at their upcoming projects and we are always happy to see their artists prosper as well.

Follow Phreedom Records:

Website www.phreedomrecords.com

Instagram @phreedomrecords

“1 LIFE”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

1 life

Today I met 3 amazing young men(Jamal Williams, Terrence Shivers, & Quinten Williams), that’s out here trying to better themselves, not be in the street or behind bars. They drove from Atlanta just to met me and when i say i felt so honored and blessed just to be in their presence, I know more than they were to be in mines. One of the young men just gave his life to christ sunday and when he told me, chills just went all through me because you don’t often here of 20 and 21 yr old young men doing that these days. What really stood out to me the most was they quit their jobs and move from Cleveland, Ohio to Atlanta, Ga on HOPE, A DREAM & FAITH!! I was so in shocked but it touched my heart to see them be so excited and in tune with who they were and what they want. I can’t express enough of how they love music and most of their own. When you REALLY love what you do, you will sacrifice, do without, and move in a way that no one would ever understand but it’s really not meant to be understood by everyone. These young men out here putting in work, getting scammed by people, etc but they refuse to give up. I asked “Why go so hard for this music that you putting out?” They told me “Well if you don’t believe in yourself or what you do, who will!” I couldn’t have said it better myself. “1 life” has so many meanings that I could go on and on about, but the name actually speaks volumes for itself. You only get “1” so you better make the best of the one you have, cuz when this one is over you can’t get a repeat!! Check out these young men song, watch they videos on YouTube and give them some love, I promise you won’t regret it.  My Thoughts Of The Day

Tyga To “Drake You Still A B__ch”

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Without clearly stating his name, Drizzy appears to be referring to Tyga.

Upon its release, the “Rack City” rapper caught notice of the track and took to Twitter to address his concerns with the content within the song.

“Drake u still a bitch,” Tyga tweeted. “All that sneak dissing is weak. Just pull up. I know where u live and you know my address.. U been ducking the fade from Brown.”

The tweet was deleted shortly after.

The fued between Tyga and Drake came to a head last year when Tyga said in a cover story with VIBE that he doesn’t “like Drake as a person.”

“He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people,” Tyga said at the time.

Listen to “6 PM” below and Check out Tyga’s tweet:

Beyonce Debuts Music Video Suck It Iggy, J.Lo and Kim!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Brace yourselves … Beyonce just released a new music video — and she makes it clear … she will NOT be outdone by Iggy, J.Lo or Kim or Nicki.

The video is for her new song 7/11 — from the platinum edition of her self-titled album set to drop next week.

“Now Go to School Boys”…

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The mother Tonette Mouton was recently given viral reviews from what the world considered as a “humiliating” rap for her two sons that are returning to school this fall. What shocks me is that what the world considers is an embarrassment, can actually be seen as a powerful testimony for a single parent.

The 8th grade athlete (Dillion), and 12th grade art student (Donovan) were reluctant to give their mother a back to school photo …feeling that like most teens, they were getting “too old” to be seen as babies. But for this proud and active parent that was not the case, so she decided with the help of her oldest son to create a rap, using her son Donovan’s beat and give them a message of encouragement–even giving mention to the schools that they were attending.

In the state of Louisiana, where the black male high school graduation statistic rate is 49%, being able to see one son soon prepare for highschool, while the other is in preparation for college is an achievement that deserves more than just song and dance. The true humiliation would come from her sons (all three of whom have no trace of any criminal record or activities) were now being statistically labled as drop-outs and not RETURNING student.

Until next time my brothers, continue to–“Go to school Boys”….

M.M.

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Tiny Confirms Controversial New Single Is About Marriage to T.I.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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T.I. and Tiny’s marriage has been ripe with breakup rumors for over six months, with both parties telling fans and media that their relationship is intact. However, Tiny is now speaking out honestly about her relationship with Tip, admitting that her new track, “What the F*ck You Gon’ Do” is indeed about her marriage to Mr. Harris.

With lines like “Boy, tell me how you sleep at night, cause you had me lonely, and you know that…Do you wanna know what life is without me? Cause I’ll show you what it feels like to be on the other side of the gun,” many fans assumed it was about T.I., but never expected the former Xscape member to admit it. She did just that today, as she told author Aliya S. King that the song was written a year ago about their relationship.

“My new song is a statement. Some people might say, why put your business in a song? It’s because this is my life and my truth and this is how I choose to express it. Isn’t that what we do as entertainers? We go through stuff and we write about it. This is no different.

“I wrote this song a year ago. I never planned to put it out. It was therapy for me. At the time, I was really going through a lot. Stuff that the public didn’t know and still doesn’t know. And over the past year, as things have unfolded publicly, people expected me to speak on it. And then I realized, I did speak on all of this, a year ago, in this song. So it made sense to release it.”

Tiny also claims she honestly didn’t know T.I. was dropping his ode to her, “Stay” on the same day.

“I know it’s hard to believe, but we did not plan for these songs to come out at the same time. T.I. did not hear my song until the whole world did. He knew nothing about it. I had heard his song and I loved it. But I did not know he was going to release it. So the day I dropped my song, I’m asking to see how it’s doing on iTunes and someone said, it’s doing great—but did you hear T.I.’s new song? And I’m like, what new song?! And it turns out to be “Stay”.

Lastly, she touches on whether or not their music will affect their actual relationship.

Will our music affect our real-life relationship? I really don’t know. I mean if it does, I hope it’s in a good way. Hopefully, it works out in our favor in the end. All I know is that I’m working on it. We’re working on it.”

Alice On ‘Brady Bunch, Dead

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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(CNN) — Actress Ann B. Davis, an American television legend who held “The Brady Bunch” together in her role as housekeeper Alice Nelson, died Sunday. She was 88.

Bishop William Frey, a close friend of Davis, told CNN the actress died at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where she was treated after hitting her head in a fall. The actress suffered a subdural hematoma, he said, and never regained consciousness.

Appearing in her trademark light blue maid’s uniform with a white apron, Alice anchored “The Brady Bunch” with her cheerful attitude and witty one-liners.

As the sitcom’s famous theme song played, showing each member of the Brady family’s face in a grid, the devoted housekeeper was always smiling in the center.

Check Out Hot R&B Artist Brittnee Camelle

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Brittnee Camelle

Bio:
With every note she sings, lyric she writes and song she records, Brittnee Camelle speaks her mind and makes no apologies for it. The songstress has taken a vow to stay true to herself, understanding that part of being a noteworthy artist isn’t just possessing talent, but having something to say.

She began to fall in love with music and entertaining at the age of eight years old, when she took to the stage at her first dance recital. Adorned in a costume bedazzled with sequins and laced with tulle, she danced her heart out in ballet, jazz or tap shoes. Bitten by the performance bug, Brittnee started putting on shows for her family and friends. This led her to sharing her gift at school talent shows, churches and wherever her school choir would lead her. She continued performing in middle and high school, where she worked relentlessly to perfect her craft. She learned new aspects of being an artist, and became passionate about songwriting. Brittnee reminisces about that time in her life:

“This was a time in my life where I really started to learn who I was; not just as an artist but as a person. Within these past few years I’ve learned more than any other time in my life not to be afraid to be the woman that I am and never hiding the personality and magic that lives within.”

Now a maturing young woman, Brittnee has set out on a mission to become a universal sensation, all while continuing to exude the perseverance, hunger, success, hard work, dedication, inspiration and good music that have gotten her this far. She has made quite a name for herself in Atlanta’s underground music scene. Packing in crowds at each venue she performs, Brittnee has gained valuable experience and support working alongside several talented producers, including Bolo, The Ambassadorz, Chuckey Charles, Travis Cherry, Animal, Eric Cire and Keith Andes.

The most recent chapter in her journey took her to the stages of NBC’s “The Voice”. Brittnee’s immense talent wowed the judges, and she made it to the Top 32. Her experience on the show taught her much about herself as an artist and enriched her with valuable lessons that she will apply toward her career.

Being her best is of the utmost importance. She strives to ensure that every lyric, every note, every collaborative project reflects her growth and development as an artist.

BAKIM
A&R @ Traccaddics ENTERTAINMENT 404-457-4973

Cee Lo Green Wears Full Length Leather Dress to the Red Carpet

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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The one and only Cee Lo Green was spotted rocking an all black leather dress to a red carpet event for The Voice, for which he is a judge on. The Goodie Mob emcee was seen wearing an all leather, head to toe ensemble, complete with a top hat. Cee Lo is, of course, no stranger to dressing different as he has worn some pretty extravagant outfits in the past.

When the interviewer complimented Cee Lo on his daring outfit, he went into full song, singing Cody ChesnuTT’s “Look Good in Leather”: “Listen, I can do anything I want because I look good in leather. I can talk any kind of talk because I look good in leather.”

Watch the interview in the video above and let us know if you’re feeling Cee Lo’s full length leather dress in the comments below.

Arsenio Hall Tells Kanye to “Get the F**k Out” for ‘Slaves’ Use

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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During a post-Grammy nominations press conference (Hall presented the Best New Artist nominees), the late night comic addressed recent comments made by the Yeezus rapper during an interview on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, in which implied that Hall was forced off the air by white corporate bosses.

“I could use my voice but what’d happen if y’all don’t buy no other albums? … People gonna say ‘Oh he like Arsenio Hall and he was turning up to much and now you fired.’ But when you got money can’t nobody fire you,” Kanye said.

Hall took issue with Kanye’s claims, insisting that he left his show voluntarily. After admonishing Kanye for not knowing the facts, the usually light-hearted comedian showed a flash of anger and alluded to the rap star’s reference to slaves in a pop song.

“I hate the word slave used in songs. Get the f**k out of here. Do you know what that word is? Do you know what that word is all about? Nobody can use slave in pop culture. If you in the music business you should not f**k with that word. Too serious an error, too serious a problem in America,”Arsenio said. “There is no one that is free to move around this country that should use the word slave. Do you know what it meant to slaves?”