Publicist On The Rise: Lashaun Turner | @TrcSocialMedia @BlazeindieLa @UrbanstarzMedia

Publicist On The Rise: Lashaun Turner
Publicist On The Rise To The Top: Lashaun Turner

Publicist On The Rise To The Top: Lashaun Turner

Lashaun Turner Bio:
 
In 2010, self described Entrepreneur and Music Publicist Lashaun Turner developed TRC (Artist Influencer)  Social Media with a vision to become a source content provider for social networks. Lashaun  developed several lifestyle and entertainment webzines including an award nominated blog and then built social connections across all the major networking platforms to share this content. Lashaun’swriting style and abilities led her to become an established blogger & contributor to other popular globally recognized magazines like YoRaps, Gorilla Leak, Yahoo, Black Vibes and many others.
After work on the play “GOD Is Watching You” the business venture evolved to include Look Like A Star P.R, working as a Publicist with Actors, Musicians, & Entrepreneurs to increase and manage public Interest in their creative assets. Lashaun has represented clients such as Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher, Coast2Coast DJ Fred Malone, International Pop Star Natalia Damini, and Mysterious Ent a Major Indie Record Label. The company leverages an extensive network of connections to offer a distribution circuit for individuals needing targeted exposure in an Urban Niche environment.
In 2012 the company re-branded itself URBAN STARZ MEDIA & P.R , with a continued focus on becoming a strong voice for the Urban Artist and Entrepreneur in the emerging New Media realm that is the Internet.
In August 2012 the company launched the only Licensed Independent Internet Radio Station in Los Angeles, playing Urban Indie music 24/7 at Urban Indie Radio- Los Angeles. Lashaun is also the Creator, Executive Producer and Host of the Blaze Indie L.A Show a popular syndicated webcast-radio show broadcast weekly .
The company provides a wide array of exposure services including Media Partnering, media coverage of upscale events, talent & showcase judging. Lashaun has traveled across southern California & the country providing industry support to venues, panels and showcases.The company specializes in servicing the Publicity needs of Independent (unsigned) Music Artists in the genres of Hip-Hop, Rap, Soul, Urban Popand R&B. The company engages social media networking, niche marketing, and other advanced techniques to increase exposure for it’s clients.
Blaze Indie L.A
The Blaze Indie LA Webcast/Radio Show is the #1 GO TO SHOW for Artists with LIVE On-Air Music Reviews & Hot Tracks being Seen and Heard ALL OVER THE WORLD! The show is an internationally syndicated Web Series and Radio Show dedicated to keeping the BAD MUSIC out of the Universe by giving honest and knowledgeable criticism to the hobbyist artist and putting Good Music on the map by gaining exposure for serious artists and playing their songs during the Syndicated 1.5 hour Web/Radio Broadcast. The show specializes in the critique of Urban Genre Music by Indie Artists with the occasional Major Artist and Label submitting music for review also.

The Blaze Indie L.A Show has been in production SINCE 2013 and is produced by and for Urban Indie Radio-Los Angeles a 24/7 streaming radio station which has been in operation since 2012. The show Creator/Producer and Co-host Lady I.M.PRE$S aka Lashaun Turner is the owner of the parent company URBAN STARZ MEDIA, and Program Director of the radio station which airs the show Fridays at 7PM

Click The Link Below To Check Out The Show:
 
  1. Lashaun Turner, how long have you be in Public Relations?

Since 2010

  1. Lashaun Turner, what made you pick this industry as a profession?

The industry sort of picked me. I began social networking back in the days when Black Planet was active. I was a very active member of the News sections and forums and began to develop an online persona that I parlayed into my own popular Blog and Radio show known as the “Ms Rant” show. I became a You-Tube partner and was even interviewed by the Associated Press. Eventually I started getting approached by indie artists to do write-ups and features on them and that’s how I was introduced to the indie music industry. After that I become an established blogger & contributor on other popular globally recognized magazines like YoRaps, and Gorilla Leak. I realized that the connections I’d made over the years social networking and my ability to write were a skill set publicists have, and, artists would pay for- so I launched my company with a focus on becoming a strong voice for the Urban Artist and Entrepreneur in the emerging New Media realm that is the Internet.

  1. Lashaun Turner, what do you feel you bring different to the PR game, that your clients benefit from?

Urban Starz Media & P.R delivers Multimedia Publicity Globally through content development, hosting, sharing and distribution throughout various platforms. So, when I began my business I launched several artist discovery platforms that became entities in and of themselves. Such as Urban Indie Radio Los Angeles which is in its 3rd year as Los Angeles very own Urban Indie Music Streaming station 24/7. We have play-listed and given exposure to thousands of artists over the years.

I also created the Blaze Indie L.A show that is now a standalone Music Review show where we also feature artists. The show was picked up as an original content webisode by Vevo and is syndicated all over the world through a distribution deal I acquired. Its things like this that set my company apart from other firms- I innovate and create platforms for exposure in addition to the traditional tools publicists use i.e press releases, pitches and marketing. Because I started out early in social networking I’ve been able to build my own networks to a reach of more than 3 million connections and the majority are music focused connects. I also have my own personal database of 15,000 artists, Dj’s, radio etc.

So clients come to us for services throughout my outlets and/or for a comprehensive exposure plan which I always customize to each artist and their particular situation. And obviously because of our assets other publicists seek my company out to get exposure for their clients in my outlets.

  1. Lashaun Turner, what are the pro’s and con’s of being a Publicist?

Publicity never stops! You always have to be on as a publicist, you usually work 24/7.  Clients can be demanding, and there are so many opportunities out there that it is impossible to navigate through it all even though you sometimes feel like you have to in order to benefit the client. It’s harder getting media coverage for up & coming acts, which is my niche.  Keeping up with all the artists, scheduling, communications etc. can be overwhelming and exhausting at times.

The upside is you get to help artists realize their dreams of getting exposure for their music & help them move to the next level in their careers.

  1. Lashaun Turner, who are some people that you have worked with and do you rather work with artist or companies?

I have represented legendary Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher, Coast2Coast Dj Fred Malone, International Pop Singer Natalia Damini, Mysterious ENT,  E Brock and Dino Tha Don, Dread Head Wayne, American Monster Guild -to name a few. And I have hundreds of exposure credits including R&B group Hi-5,  Ensayne Wayne ( Drum Squad) Jhevon Paris,  Chinkie Brown, Fly Boyz Team, Young Dougie and El Dabarge Jr,  American Idol Alumni Corey Clark, Xfactor Lorie Moore, Actor Vincent Ward (The Walking Dead) Reality star Talia Coles and the list goes on & on with exposure credits, interviews, write-ups etc.

Right now it’s a toss- up between working with artists or companies. I currently represent 2 companies and 2 artists- i would have to say it’s probably actually easier to do artists because there are more blogs, magazines, websites and radio shows geared to them than with the corporate side. However, the companies I work with are also music related businesses so I’m pitching them to a lot of the same sources. Corporations usually have an identity  brand in use that I’m exposing , whereas, with artists I often have to help them create their brand and then expose it..

My company also works with corporate accounts on pre/post event publicity through our media credentials and we have covered major events like the BET Experience and Concert venues etc. Which is a lot of fun.

  1. Lashaun Turner, you are also the owner of Urban Starz Media. What made you want to start your own company and not work for a firm?

I’ve always wanted to succeed in my own business. When you look at what other companies like record labels are looking for in a publicist and what I bring you can see I’m clearly not your textbook publicist. I didn’t go to school for public relations or journalism, however,  It’s the entrepreneurial drive that I think exists naturally in me that made me want to build my company from a unique and different mold- one that I created.   And, that’s why I describe my company as a Hybrid.

  1. Lashaun Turner, tell us about The Blaze Indie LA Webcast/Radio Show and what part do you play in this masterpiece of a show?

The show is an internationally syndicated Web Series and Radio Show dedicated to keeping the BAD MUSIC out of the Universe by giving honest and knowledgeable criticism to the hobbyist artist and putting Good Music on the MAP by gaining exposure for serious artists by playing their songs during the Syndicated 1.5 hour Web/Radio Broadcast. The show specializes in the critique of Urban Genre Music by Indie Artists with the occasional Major Artist and Label submitting music for review also. I created and produce the show. I am also the lead on-air personality along with Insane, Micangelow and Tony Roq. We have had well over 100K viewers after the 1st year.

  1. Lashaun Turner, what do you love about the entertainment business and what do you dislike about the entertainment business?

It’s interesting because I myself have a small amount of celebrity because people know me and have seen me on the show, out at events, or on industry panels & seminars. I get a sense of the respect and I guess “the fame” as it were that being in the entertainment business provides, and its cool. But I’ve also seen a lot of the fake , phonies, and scammers out there.  And once your inside of certain circles you come to realize the entertainment industry should be left  as “entertainment” cause at the end of the day – it is what it is, and for me it’s just business.

  1. Lashaun Turner, let our followers know where they can find you and any events or news you may have coming down the pipeline?

Some of what’s coming down the pipeline revolve around my current clients. E Brock and Dino Tha Don have a certified Banger that’s making its way along the west coast called DREAD BANG. The duo are being considered for a major tour. Mysterious Ent just released Southern Riot V3 mixtape that we’re promoting. I have American Monster Guild out of Las Vegas whose CEO is Devon Brabham, he’s setting the standard for music management and his business model is starting to turn heads as he impacts the Las Vegas indie music scene.  These are just some of the happenings with the STARZ right now.

And for me personally, the Blaze Indie L.A Show is about to turn up about 10 notches as we prepare to relocate from our studio office to a television broadcast studio where artists will be able to perform live during our show.  I expect to expand my client load and bring on support staff as needed as I build Urban Starz Media & P.R, into the dominant urban indie music publicity company in California and quite possibly the world.

The best way to find me is call me. (951) 665-8365 or via email @ UrbanStarzMedia@gmail.com-

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Listen To Tyler Mingo New EP​ 1994: The Beginning Right Now | @tylermingomusic

Listen To Tyler Mingo New EP​ 1994: The Beginning Right Now

Listen To Tyler Mingo New EP​ 1994: The Beginning Right Now

Listen To Tyler Mingo New EP​ 1994: The Beginning Right Now

1994: The Beginning by Tyler Mingo is a 7 song EP that introduces audiences to a sound that is reminiscent of 90’s R&B that touches on emotions and real life scenarios everyone can relate to.  With Features from Rapper Big Pooh and Cameron Murdoch this EP offers unique production with smooth melodic lyrics that allows Tyler Mingo to showcase her unique style of artistry. Download the EP on itunes today. 
 

Blaine Coffee Drops New Track Called Leave Me Again | @BlaineCoffee

Blaine Coffee Drops New Track Called Leave Me Again

Blaine Coffee Drops New Track Called Leave Me Again

Blaine Coffee Drops New Track Called Leave Me Again

Ever been involved in something for such a long time that even the drama feels routine? Maybe you find yourself asking “is this really worth it?”.  At what point do you just decide enough is enough?? – They say connection takes compromise and true love is hard to find. – The Skruggle is real – This is my 2015 love song..

Click The Link Below To Hear This Track:

https://soundcloud.com/blainecoffee/leave-me-again-blaine-coffee-produced-by-fki

Blaine Coffee’s Bio:

I learned to walk at an early age but it took me 22 years to finally learn how to stand on my own two feet. Even today I find myself trippin at times. The music represents my life experiences; I’ve been homeless and hungry. I’ve labored in the hot desert sun by day and hustled in the heat of the night. Ive loved and lost, and lost loved ones to loneliness. I’ve tried and failed enough times to understand that life is an experience, “Sometimes you hit the highs, sometimes you get the lows”. This is my life, this is my music…

Ezra Letra Releases Video For #3FIVE7NINE | @ezraletra

Ezra Letra Releases Video For #3FIVE7NINE

Ezra Letra Releases Video For #3FIVE7NINE

Ezra Letra Releases Video For #3FIVE7NINE

Bio:

Fresh off of winning a Top 10 album last year in the Tucson Weekly, New York Colombian MC and Writer Ezra Letra prepares to tour the Southwest. Ezra Letra was born in the Hip-Hop enshrined borough of Queens, but relocated to Arizona where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from The University of Arizona. Brief Description Of Record:
#3FIVE7NINE is the first single off Ezra Letra’s upcoming project “Hard To Be Scissors In Rooms Full of Puppets” coming out April 13th, 2015.
The record is an emancipation statement, while the video shows Ezra’s evolution into a more spiritual self.

Tek Force Drops New Game + Remix Featuring Mega Ran | @teknique45 @MegaRan

Tek Force Drops New Game + Remix Featuring Mega Ran

Tek Force Drops New Game + Remix Featuring Mega Ran

Tek Force Drops New Game + Remix Featuring Mega Ran

Click The Link To Check Out This Record:

http://tekforce1.bandcamp.com/track/new-game-plus-remix-ft-mega-ran

Tek Bio:

Tekforce, started out with a real love for hip hop from the time he entered this world. He had the benefit of having a big brother that played everything from Slick Rick to LL Cool J. This helped build a bond that would last his entire life. The one the group that planted the hip hop bug in him was: A Tribe Called Quest. When he heard their seminal album Midnight Marauders, it changed his world forever.

Fast Forward some years, and he started taking his music career seriously by creating tracks on his Playstation 1. A program called “MTV Music Generator”, gave him the tools to craft mini masterpieces  from samples and basic all kinds of music. His Emcee career began from this and he started to write to the songs he created…..

He has been a gamer for as long as he can remember. His love affair started with Atari, and still continues this day through Xbox One and Playstation 4. Tek, eventually started crafting songs about his gaming experiences that he’s had.  It began with his song “Level Up”, which is an autobiographical recount of his life through the different  systems he’s played.

As of now TekForce, is actively pursuing a Hip Hop career and making moves necessary to achieve his goals. His first album is going to be released in 2015 by the name of “Tek Support”.  Tek, also has a tribute album in the works dedicated to the original 1982 classic “TRON”, called “The LightCycle Chronicles”.With all the projects coming out and the promise of a bright future, 2015 is looking better than ever!!!!!!

The New Game + Remix, tells a bit of the story of how TekForce’s life was as a kid. There were times when friends may have been scarce, but games like Final Fantasy showed him how to keep moving, and things will work out! He’s joined by the Forever Famicom team of (Mega Ran & K-Murdock), to help him expand on the original song, and take it to new heights!

Rapper Marc John Drops Hella Dope Video For Keep Winning | @themarcjohn

Rapper Marc John Drops Hella Dope Video For Keep Winning

Rapper Marc John Drops Hella Dope Video For Keep Winning

Rapper Marc John Drops Hella Dope Video For Keep Winning

Military Brat born in Bitburg, Germany, Marc John moved to Arizona at a young age. Being raised on the west coast he experienced his first contact with hip hop finding the classic Album “The Chronic” by Dr. Dre. As he grew older his love for west coast hip hop stayed strong. He was listening to tupac, The Dogg Pound, Comptons Most Wanted, and many more.  In high school he begun to follow the vinyl movement and started following Rawkus Records and other underground emcees. This is why you hear the mixture of underground and west coast hip hop all throughout Marc John stand out tracks. In high school he started writing his own raps forming groups with friends and eventually started doing shows. From AZ to Hollywood Marc John has been grinding throughout the west coast making name ready to take the next step

Rapper Lil Stoney Drops A Video For Bricks | @LilStoneyPorno

Rapper Lil Stoney Drops A Video For Bricks

Rapper Lil Stoney Drops A Video For Bricks

Rapper Lil Stoney Drops A Video For Bricks

Lil Stoney is an upcoming coming artist From clarksville Tennessee,  repping the Northside of is city.  This video is a single from an upcoming project called “Stone Cold” it will drop this summer on multiple music site including Livemixtapes, Spinrilla,  & Datpiff.  This is his second project,  you can go on livemixtapes.com  and get his first project called ” The Northside Story” . It was hosted by DJ Murph one Kentucky popular Djs.  Lil Stoney also has a single out now featuring SD from GBE. There is know stoppin him and he’s always on a move, always working hard and always stay consistent! This record shows How it is where slot of people grow, and basically grow up to do.

Rap Mania Artist Spotlight: Dino From Mysterious Entertainment | @Mysterious_ent

Rap Mania Artist Spotlight: Dino From Mysterious Entertainment

Rap Mania Artist Spotlight: Dino From Mysterious Entertainment

Rap Mania Artist Spotlight: Dino From Mysterious Entertainment

Check Out The Music Now:

http://www.audiomack.com/song/mysteriousentllc/so-gifted-2

http://www.audiomack.com/album/mysteriousentllc/keep-it-gutta

http://www.audiomack.com/album/mysteriousentllc/a1-ep

Bio For Dino:

O. “Dino” Domino is more than just your typical rapper from Louisiana with a bunch of country jargon. He has combined his years of military and music making experience to create a new standard for independent artists. Cleverly, he has also enhanced his marketability by becoming proficient in writing lyrics, artist development, mixing, engineering and mastering to unmistakably set himself apart from the sleuth of rappers and engineers emerging in today’s market.

Being the great-nephew of the famous Blues singer Fats Domino, Dino has been around music his entire life; so it is no coincidence that he found his way to the music industry. Due to his vast experience, his southern dialect transformed into and improved and more marketable sound.

As Dino’s interest in the music industry grew, so did his talent, ability and connections. His attention to detail and quality products led him to host the first annual E.A.R.S. (Emerging Artist and Rising Stars) Talent Showcase in Fairbanks, AK., and a couple of major performances at the Juneteenth Celebrations in Kansas City, KS and Austin, TX., where his connections in the industry expanded as well as his reputation for producing a quality product. More recently, he and the label’s artists A. Teezy, Rah Talynt and Minus the Infamous opened for Rich Homie Quan and The Alumni Legends of Hip Hop (Dana Dane, Chubb Rock, Kwame & Greg Nice

Today Dino is the CEO of the independent label Mysterious Entertainment whose tagline is “The Major Indie Label”; a well earned title. He is currently promoting the single “Keep It Gutta featuring Lil Flip” off the Southern Riot vol 2 mixtape hosted by DJ Big Redd of Swisha House. Dino also acquired global distribution through Indie Music Factory. The label is also promoting the newly released EP from A. Teezy entitled “A1 The EP” and the debut release “The Infamous” EP by Minus.