Diggy Simmons nominated as MTV’s Breakthrough MC of the Year. Vote now!

The nominations are IN for MTV’s Sucker Free Summit where the King/Queen will be crowned as THE BEST in Hip-Hop and it came as a shock to the #TeamDiggy camp to see “Diggy Simmons” listed in the same category as Jay Electronica, Big Sean, YelaWolf, Curren$y, J Cole, Donnis, Nicki Minaj and other magazine and chart topping MC’s 2010 has been blessed with.

Tabi Bonney releases first mixtape “A Place Called Stardom” (free download)

DMV buzzmaker tabi Bonney has teamed up with Mick Boogie and DJBooth.net to take listeners on a trip to “A Place Called Stardom.” tabi Bonney’s 1st mixtape ever is finally here. Hosted by Mick Boogie, it features guest appearances from Wale, Raheem DeVaughn (see my interview in the July 2009 issue of JENESIS Magazine), Curren$y, Haziq Ali, Jovi Rockwell, GZA and more.

Closed Sessions: Chicago entrepreneurs form unique partnership to create new record making model

Since conducting the first Closed Session with New Orleans’ recording artist Curren$y, artists such as Amanda Diva, Kidz In The Hall, Tanya Morgan, U-N-I, Bun B, Donnis, Rhymefest, Skyzoo, Big Pooh, and many others have participated. The first Closed Sessions EP, presented and mixed by DJ RTC, will be released in March 2010 and will contain nine songs. The collection will be distributed digitally as a free download.