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Tupac Back! Coachella changes game w/ hologram

Posted in Entertainment, Pop Culture, ShowBiz with tags , , , , on April 16, 2012 by HaZiQ aLi

Yeah- Snoop (&no doubt Jimmy Iovine) brought ‘Tupac” out on stage.cant wait to see how exactly this was done- but i think the voice could be a bit closer to the real pac esp with the amount of material there is to pull from…

I predict more MFdoom style “virtual” appearances that will save promoters money and gyp the fans. That is- of course- until we are able to have Biggie, Pac, Kurt Cobain(or Nicki Minaj?) perform in the privacy of our homes…

what other applications can u think of for this technology?

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Hollywood’s new CA$H King

Posted in ShowBiz with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

One dresses in drag as a gun-totin’ granny, the other’s a heartthrob and everything the third touches turns to gold. All three are among Hollywood’s most successful celebrities.

So who tops the list of 11 men named to Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid men in entertainment?

But there can only be one...

Coming in at No. 1 was multihyphenate Tyler Perry, who grossed a whopping $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011, the period when this survey was taken, not only from five movies he wrote, directed, produced and occasionally acted in as his alter ego Madea (see Madea Goes to Jail), but also from two television series he has on the air, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns.

He returns to the big screen next in a rare appearance in a film not of his own making—playing fictional detective Alex Cross in an adaptation of James Patterson’s I, Alex Cross.

For his part, actor Leonardo DiCaprio nabbed eighth place after raking in a cool $77 million from 2010’s Shutter Island and Inception, both of which tallied a combined $1.1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Forbes mainstay Steven Spielberg meanwhile took the third spot with $107 million despite not having directed a movie since 2008’s disappointing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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Trailer for “Eazy” the webseries im co-starring in..

Posted in ShowBiz, The Haziq $how with tags , , , on September 13, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

This web series/ soon to be movie was produced by my friend Benny Demus who you hear on the song with me and Akon- “wonderful life”… Im mega-proud of mi boy.. Big tings agwan! #Eazy

This new season still has the hero (villain) Eazy searching for his sisters’ killer…

5 lessons from Lady GaGa: Branding Genius.

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only, MusicBusinessJewels, ShowBiz with tags , , , on March 25, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

At age 2324 (this week actually), Lady Gaga has rocketed to global fame in less than two years (of course that depends on whose counting as she was playing piano at age 4 and rockin’ New York nightclubs at 14). She recently broke Billboard’s record as the first artist to have her first six singles reach number one. She’s won two Grammys, sold over 8 million albums& 15 million singles digitally worldwide. While her performance art-style stage shows and bizarre outfits have garnered much buzz, it’s her loyalty marketing that may sustain her for years. And even if not- hey- she did in 24months what it took Madonna 8years to do- and in a farrrrr harsher climate. Gaga is dedicated to her fans and clearly knows the elements of cultivating a community of evangelistic fans cult.

With that, here are Jackie Huba’s 5 lessons about building brand loyalty a cult, Lady Gaga-style:

The Puppet-Master..

1. Give fans a name. Gaga doesn’t like the word “fan” so she calls them her “Little Monsters,” named after her album “The Fame Monster.” She even tattooed “Little Monsters” on her arm and tweeted the pic to fans professing love for them. Now fans are getting their own Little Monster tattoos. By giving the group a formal name, it gives fans a way to refer to each other. Fans feel like they are joining a special club. (Related business examples: Maker’s Mark Ambassadors and Fiskar’s Fiskateers.)

2. Make it about something bigger than you. During her concert tour, Gaga recites a “Manifesto of Little Monsters” (text) (video). Although a bit cryptic, most Little Monsters see it as a dedication to them, that her fans have the power to make or break her. (Related business examples: Smoque BBQ (pdf).)

3. Develop shared symbols. The official Little Monster greeting is the outstretched “monster claw” hand. As all Little Monsters know, the clawed hand is part of the choreography in the video of her song “Bad Romance.” Gaga tells the story of watching a fan in Boston greet another fan with the claw hand and that’s when she knew this was the Little Monster symbol. Even Oprah knows the Little Monster greeting. Shared symbols allow fans to identify each other and connect. (Related business example: LIVESTRONG yellow wristbands.)
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Jay-Z speech at groundbreaking 4 the ‘Brooklyn’ Nets new arena

Posted in Motivational, ShowBiz with tags , , , on March 15, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

Couple notes about this:
1)Theres no way the chubby guy who intro’d Jay understands the line about “bricks to billboard” or im SURE he’dve picked a different quote..

2)JayZ definitely wasnt feelin the comments about Beyonce’ and the “second” picture being less “official” i mean- he definitely caught himself and started makin jokes- but i saw that…

How we started our record label with $350.00

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only, MusicBusinessJewels, ShowBiz, Sky Republic / Organized Rhyme, The Haziq $how with tags , , , on February 22, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

I regret how much I was cursing… I beleive it was Lauryn Hill who said “I add a mu_____ so u ignant nixxas hear meeeeeee…” LoL

How to get a RECORD DEAL f/E1 Ent. (formerly known as Koch)

Posted in MusicBusinessJewels, ShowBiz, Sky Republic / Organized Rhyme with tags , , , , on January 29, 2010 by HaZiQ aLi

Because FANS are the new record label...

Now the above is NOT what alot of you wanted to see.. I already know…. But the bottom line is, in today’s music biz, you can either go with this type of strategy… or u can go with the following…
This was literally sent to “someone” real close to us here at OrganizedRhyme/SkyRepublic via Koch Records. annnnd they were dead serious….
LMAOOOOOOOOO….. welcome to the NEW record biz.

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