Thursday, October 11, 2012

2nd Annual Pink Cocktail Benefit for cancer

Thank you to the Entire Staff at Mary J. Roberts Foundation, Pink Soles, WCLK Jazz 91.9FM, for inviting Tia Michelle to the 2nd Annual Pink Cocktail Party! It was at the Museum Bar to support breast cancer! One in 8 women could be affected with this, so it's important to get screened for it by doing regular mammograms. Shout out to Gritz & Jelly Butter, Chi Christine & Spoken Word, 4Korners Band for their amazing performances last night! Got to see one of Tia's favorite artist of all times Algebra! She's just awesome! Again thanks again, and everyone make sure to go to and for more information about Breast cancer!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

InkFest Live Atlanta, GA October 28

Make sure to join your boy JaLon Blacc at InkFest, October 28th, in ATLANTA, GA! I'll really excited and want to thank everyone that's staffed, sponsors, and affiliates for InkFest for giving me the opportunity to be involved! Get Your Tickets at WWW.INKFESTLIVE.COM! HOLLA AT YA BOI

Introducing Q.U.A.Z

Raised in Virginia Beach, VA, Q.U.A.Z. (Quickly United at Zion), was inspired to become a rapper after performing in a local talent show in 2002. He easily caught the crowd’s attention with his free-style over rapper Ludacris’s “Southern Hospitality”. It was in that moment he was assured; he was certain that he could begin his journey of becoming a rapper without having to compromise his beliefs. His dislike for the genre’s vulgarity is what has inspired his faith-driven music. He is successfully tearing down the barriers that separate Christian rap from hip-hop’s current form. “If it doesn’t match up to what I believe in, then it will not be spoken.” His style emphasizes messages of verbal skill, life lessons, unity, and social issues.Q.U.A.Z. has later mentioned in reference to his music, saying Q.U.A.Z. met underground D.J., Stacey Peyton, and better known as D.J. Destiny; whom he often refers to as his “mentor.” The two crossed paths at their church and discovered they shared a mutual passion for hip-hop music. He later took Q.U.A.Z. under his guidance and taught him how to reflect on the original elements of hip-hop as well as, how to evolve as the artistic culture of hip-hop continues to. 

He has been nominated for Best Male Rapper in the 2011 DMV Awards, headlined for the The Million Heir’s Ball (Virginia), and the Southern Entertainment Awards (Memphis, TN). He has also opened for Wale, and performed at the NOVA in virginia. Q.U.A.Z. remains inspired by the artistic form of rap music and continues to make his contribution to hip-hop by providing a different yet fresh approach. While reflecting on the admiration of his music, the rapper mentioned “You can’t say that you’re inspired to do something if you don’t have love for it.”