Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ABC NEWS RADIO : Quartet-Turned-Trio Allure Back with Plans for Reality Show, New Album

Nearly 15 years have passed since R&B group Allure teamed up with 112 for the ladies' biggest hit, the Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam cover "All Cried Out." Now with a new album in the works, Allure announced on its blog that it will kick off an Australian tour July 26, with plans to shoot the pilot for an upcoming reality show, Allure: Still Together.

The group's self-titled debut album dropped in 1997, back when Allure was signed to Mariah Carey's Crave Records. The then-quartet split from Carey's company, eventually issuing three additional albums, and saw the departure of member Linnie Belcher.

The remaining members -- Alia Davis, Lalisha McClean and Akissa Mendez -- are back in the studio. They recently whipped up tunes for the reality show Ice Loves CoCo and NBC's Great American Health Challenge.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday, July 18, 2011

Veteran R&B Group Allure Returns To The Music Scene And Announces New Music Project, Reality Show and More!






Veteran R&B Group Allure Returns To The Music Scene And Announces New Music Project, Reality Show and More!

New York, NY July 18, 2011- Alia Davis, Lalisha McClean and Akissa Mendez are famously known for their hits "Head Over Heels" and "All Cried Out" from their self titled debut album released in 1997. After being released from Mariah Carey’s label Crave Records in 2000, Allure went on to sign with two other labels, including Tru Warrier Records (Ron Artest label) and released two more albums by 2005.

Allure reemerged onto the music scene in October 2010 with a live performance at the red carpet launch of Women Of Strength, a non-profit organization founded by Tashera Simmons. Since that time Allure has officially announced that the group is still together and are excited about their new projects and ventures. The ladies have been working diligently in the studio recording music for their new album (title TBA), and have recruited the help of legendary heavy hitters Pete Rock and Kwame, who will join the production team.

Eager to return to their fans old and new, and to reinvent the Allure BRAND, the girls recently teamed up with power couple Ice T & Coco to record the song “Shoe Freak.” The record had its debut on their new reality show “Ice T Loves CoCo” which premiered on E! June 12th. Allure also recorded two songs with the J.U.S. Evolution for the NBC reality show “Great American Health Challenge” and will perform LIVE on July 20, 2011 at Taj Lounge for the shows wrap up event.

With a hot, new single out called “Proud To Be” produced by The Council, Allure is preparing for an Australian Tour which kicks off on July 26th and will run through August 1st. While in Australia, Allure will begin filming the pilot for their upcoming reality show entitled “Allure: Still Together”, that will document the ladies journey as they record and promote their forth and highly anticipated album. The seasoned and dynamic trio is poised and ready to once again take the music world by storm!

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Stephanie Carnegie

Monday, July 11, 2011


#CLASSIC @ 1:50 I get hype! lol Shouts to Post Ave and everybody on Dyckman!!


Rob got the summer heat rock with this one!!


DJ Showtime's son passed away on July 4th, 2011.
As you know, funerals can be expensive and he needs our help.
Please find it in your hearts to give any amount of cash you can.

Contact DJ Showtime Directly

DJ's, Label Reps, Fans, etc
Let's Help A Brother In Need!!!!!!!

Tapemasta: People we need to help this brother out in his time of grief...I lost my father in November 2010, then his mother ( my Grandmother ) April 2011..So i truly understand the pain, he's going thru right now...Let's help him out, because he made alot of your ipods, itouchs, mix tapes & cds pop over the years !! Let's return the favor & show him the love & respect also !! To all the Bloggers, Websites, etc - Let's unite on this one !!


Big shouts to Black Rob and the whole Duck Down family. GREAT day in Harlem!!! Make sure you support Black Rob's new project!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

DJ RED ALERT - Beats,Rhymes&Battles Vol.1 (VIDEO)

Red Alert helped raise me!!! Much love and respect to the Propmaster Red Alert



Jungle Brothers-The Promo

Back when listening to the radio was worth it. Shit still gives me chills to this day. One love to Red Alert.

A Tribe Called Quest Footprints

Just watched that Tribe documentary....the best group to ever do it.

M.O.P. - Handle Ur Bizness (DJ Premier Remix)

Shouts to MOP

Gun Hill Road - Trailer

I normally don't advertise movies on here , but I have to support this one. Really well done independent movie that was featured at the Sundance festival. My friend Adel Morales is one of the actors that star in this movie. Adel is a talented brother and this is a good look for him. Make sure you visit the website for more info. Below is the link and more about the film.

About the Film

Gun HIll Road is the story of a family in transition. It is the story of a young man exploring his sexuality in an intolerant and judgemental world and his exploration's impact on his relationship with his parents and himself.

A film by writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green, Gun Hill Road was a finalist for the esteemed Jury Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Fesitval and played at festivals globally in Spring 2011.

Starring Esai Morales (La Bamba, "Caprica") and Judy Reyes ("Scrubs"), and introducing Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road will open theatrically on August 5, 2011.


After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique's grasp and understanding.

Unable to accept his child, Enrique clings to his masculine ideals while Angela attempts to hold the family together by protecting Michael. Still under the watchful eye of his parole officer (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), Enrique must become the father he needs to be or, once again, risk losing his family and freedom.

Can a father’s fierce love for his family overcome his street-hardened ideas about manhood and end the vicious cycle controlling his life? Writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green’s first feature film is an intricate portrait of a family divided told with sensitivity, gentle humor, and a deep understanding of the environment that shapes its people.

Young Guru Compares the Rap Game to the Graf Game

Young Guru - Genisis from Q. Ledbetter on Vimeo.

Young Guru speaking some truth about the evolution of this thing we call Hip Hop.

Shouts to Nah Right


Shouts to Doo Wop! Enjoy this one!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011


238Beats welcomes Royal Flush to the family. Been a big fan of Flush for years and looking forward to working with him. Make sure you follow @realroyalflush. For all bookings and business inquiries email 238beats@gmail.com