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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jaquan Barnett aka "Artis" Joins Some of the M.O.C.I.T.I. Brothers in a Mentoring Session w/Students at MLK Elementary on 4/29/11 in Los Angeles, CA!

I really had a great time with the M.O.C.I.T.I. brothers on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA where we had the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the students, briefly share some advices and words of wisdom about life, and most importantly speak to the "4th and 5th grade" students, encouraging them to "follow through" and make sure they execute on all of their commitments, tasks and future endeavors to the best of their abilities.

In all actuality, "follow through" stood as the central theme of discussion during our mentoring session, and we stressed the importance of completion, accountability and responsibility. We explained to the students that your words as well as your actions will be critiqued, and when you give your word and commit to something; whether it be school, or any extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, music, etc., people are depending on you to execute and give your very best efforts. So, if a person follows through and executes on a consistent basis, he or she will not only build a great reputation and rapport with others, but will also build trust, dependability and reliability within others, which are positive and well respected qualities that one should possess in life.

Moreover, if one does not "follow through" and honor his or her commitment, there are consequences for his or her actions; malpractices and his or her reputation will not reflect in a positive way. Therefore, he or she will not build a great reputation and rapport with others, it will be much harder for someone to trust your word, and you can be labeled and perceived as an unreliable and irresponsible person. Depending on the circumstance, we also explained to the students that there are certain punishments and consequences that can be enforced for not following through, and for that reason, the positive effects of honoring your commitments and finishing what you start is always the best option for anyone!

Honestly, it was a rewarding experience for me, I am thankful to M.O.C.I.T.I. for providing me with the opportunity to aid and contribute to this movement and I would like to thank and applaud all of the M.O.C.I.T.I. brothers that came to help out in the past, as well as all of the brothers that were in attendance on Friday for their positivity and philanthropy in this process. I will gladly return in the future to assist in anyway possible and will do my best to make more of an imprint in the students lives. Thank you again! -J.B.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Miguel Live In Concert at the Famous Key Club on 4/28/11 w/Opening Act LazaJuan & performances by 'Artis & Q' was a Great all Around Night for Music!

When an artist does a great job, he or she definitely deserves praise and compliments for his or her showcase, so this exclusive shout out is to R&B Sensation "Miguel" and his band for energizing, igniting and simply keeping the ladies and gentlemen entertained the entire night with his music. With no exaggeration, he is an amazing performer, artist and if given the opportunity to support and see him live in concert please take advantage of it! Everyone in the crowd had a great time and we (LazaJuan, Q, Artis, Ming and DJ NahSla) were inspired by his stage presence, singing, and showmanship!

LazaJuan, Q and Artis all had good performances and a great time performing on stage. LazaJuan's had a good set and showcased his versatility as the Heart & Soul Man himself, and he was one of the featured opening acts for Miguel at the famous Key Club on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, CA! It was definitely a night to remember for us all and we still are inspired at this very moment mixed with the adrenaline rush that an artist endures after a good performance. Going forward, we are putting in crazy work and plan to make this 2011 summer extremely special! Thank you all for your support and please know that every opportunity we get to share our music, it means the world to us! Thank you again! #BNE

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Watch Before The Fame Episode 17 (Part 2) [Concert Edition]. Hotel, BCC campus and Torch arrival! #BehindTheScenes (BNE)

Watch exclusive behind the scenes footage of each Beautiful Noize Entertainment artists as Artis, Big Tone, Ming, Q, DJ NahSla and DuNo Tran of Du Some Productions travel from CA to Paramus, NJ to perform at the 2011 BSU Concert at Bergen Community College (BCC). This is part two of the entire trip, exclusive behind the scenes material and stay tuned for more episodes. #BNE

Friday, April 22, 2011

New B.N.E Article: Crowd Astonished By Students and Hip Hop Label by Perpetua Romain, Editor-In-Chief and Bienvenido J. Mena of the Torch Newspaper!

Headline: Crowd Astonished By Students and Hip Hop Label
SubHeadline: “Black Student Union Presents: Beautiful Noize Entertainment” a Success

The Black Student Union’s Spring Hip Hop Concert has finally been realized. Club leaders came together to create the first inspirational concert produced for the students by the students. The Black Student Union (BSU) and the Student Activities Board (SAB) created a close knit team of workers ensuring the success and progression of the night’s occasion. The many high expectations of the students and main performers were met as the audience expressed pure excitement throughout the show. Indeed, the many capabilities of the students at Bergen Community College continue to grow each and every semester.

This collective effort of talented students, together with California music label, Beautiful Noize Entertainment (BNE), set themselves apart from the events held at Bergen as a new breed of student-enticing activities. The Spring Concert event was initiated to encourage the aspiring student artists of Bergen to showcase their endowments, with an opportunity to emulate the advanced musical experience that BNE exemplifies in their productions.

Director of Student Life, Nestor Melendez said, “This is the way that students should come together and have an eventful night for all.” Bergen may be a two year community college, but student produced events like this paves the way for its active student life to compare to that of a four year institution.

April 6, one day before the concert, Beautiful Noize Entertainment along with student Joey Taylor of Isaac’s Horizon, promoted themselves around campus and interacted with students. Taylor played his acoustic guitar in the cafeteria singing along with BNE label mate and R&B singer Quentin DeAngelo Warren, known as Q. Student, Chris Rowell spent time with them, joining them in a rap cypher; where a massive group of students freestyled in a large circle near the cafeteria. “I had a wonderful experience with them,” said Rowell. “They have a different mindset and it changes your perspective on music. These guys are respectful, intelligent and well educated people.”

The artists of BNE visited the members of the Black Student Union and presented their educational background, opening the floor to questions. BSU members engaged in conversation and inquired about the music industry, their journey within it and what career options are available to them as potential transfer students.

After a meet and greet between all the performing members, a massive preparation was in order, including sound checks, practice runs and the BSU/SAB staff organization. The concert commenced on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The two amazing hosts, students Amanda “Amjay” Jimenez and Augusto Suarez III, really added energy to the concert. The show began with a step show lead by BCC’s Dance Club and their President, Precious Frazier. Students were impressed, because a step team at Bergen hasn’t been seen. “They were really amazing and well rehearsed,” said student Ronney Garcia.

Ensuing the step was Bergen’s own R&B sensation David Lomax, known as Lomax vi L’Avenir. Lomax’s first song, “Words Not Spoken” is also the name of his album, which drops May 3, 2011. After his first two songs, Lomax welcomed to the stage the last opening musicians, Isaac’s Horizon, for a collaboration act and stellar performance. Lomax sang alongside Amjay Jimenez and student rapper Randy Hale, known as BrandNewJersey. Amjay’s lovely vocals, BrandNewJersey’s verses along with the intense, skilled percussion sequence from Isaac’s Horizon drummer, Chris Gellar complimented Lomax and the crowd enjoyed every minute of the song.

The spotlight was given to Isaac’s Horizon, who performed a funky tune followed by a calming melodic composition. Student and lead guitarist Johnnez Pantinilla showed his amazing guitar skills that had everyone gasping. Taylor won the crowd over with his lead vocals, along with student Richard Maddolin playing bass. It was truly apparent that this band worked impressively hard on their music.

The time for the feature presentation arrived as the artists of Beautiful Noize Entertainment; Artis, Ming, Big Tone and Q took the stage as the audience welcomed them enthusiastically. BNE’s DJ, AlShan Barnett known as DJ NahSla carried the music, while their cinematographer DuNo Tran of DuSome Productions remained the man behind the camera.

They began with a tribute to their label mate Madison Kaine, who unfortunately could not be present. The rapid lyrical skills of Kaine were shown from a video of the artists advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness, as well as audio clips of his music. The audience connected instantly to BNE and stood up to Artis’ opening song, “Peace” from his mixtape, “Raising The Bar.”

Ming Chun Louie, BNE’s premier label mate and You-Tube sensation, had the audience in a daze with unreleased songs from his upcoming mixtape, “A.M.O.W. –A Man of Words.” He performed “Over My Head” and “Wet,” both featuring Q, whose angelic voice melted the hearts of everyone in the room. Though many students expressed that Ming reminds them of rapper, Cassidy, his delivery of concepts and punchlines are unique and enlightening that sets him apart from any other underground rapper in the Asian community.

Anthony Soil, known as Big Tone, lit up the stage with tracks from his mixtape, “Mic Theory.” BNE’s high energy showcase peaked over an hour and the audience stood up in amazement the entire show. Everyone in attendance cheered in awe and went especially wild over Tone’s song, “Perpetrators” featuring Artis. This had the crowd chanting repeatedly with the onstage emcees, “I was taught speak up if they ain’t real as us!” The track “Poor Boy” from “Raising The Bar” had the entire audience dancing uncontrollably and their last song, “Movement” from “Mic Theory” bestowed energy so great, that people ran up on stage to dance.

BSU Secretary and BNE Concert’s Head Producer, Perpetua Romain said, “I’m so glad to see everything come together. Every person in the room had a glowing smile on their face and said they had the best time.”

BNE CEO and emcee Jaquan Barnett, known as Artis said, “I had a great time. Aside from my performance, befriending all the talent was my favorite part. I understand students were conflicted with night classes; I recommend that students always put their education first because it is the top priority. I hope this will encourage other aspiring students at BCC to take the opportunity to perform at other events taking place on campus.”

Hopefully, the talent at Bergen keeps growing to make the school and students successful, for this truly was a night to remember. “Beautiful Noize with a ‘z’ to end things all,” said student Daniel H. Lee. “I hope to see their return soon so that everyone can enjoy this exhilarating experience.”

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Watch Before The Fame Episode 17 (Part 1) [Concert Edition]. BNE Travels from CA to NJ to perform at the 2011 BSU Spring Hip Hop Concert! #BNEMovement

Watch exclusive behind the scenes footage of each Beautiful Noize Entertainment artists as Artis, Big Tone, Ming, Q, DJ NahSla and DuNo Tran of Du Some Productions travel from CA to Paramus, NJ to perform at the 2011 BSU Concert at Bergen Community College (BCC). This is part one of the entire trip, exclusive behind the scenes material and stay tuned for more episodes. #BNE

Saturday, April 9, 2011

B.N.E Concert Press Release by BCC: "Bergen Students Collaborate with West Coast Musicians". A Big Thank You to Everyone Involved Period! #Honored

Spend an evening enjoying the music of local homegrown musicians and performers.

Bergen Community College’s Black Student Union, in association with the Student Activities Board, is hosting a concert on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium on the College’s main campus in Paramus. Performers include Bergen student and singer David Lomax, local funk-band Isaac’s Horizon, the College’s Dance Club, and Beautiful Noize Entertainment, a California-based record label comprised of R&B artists and emcees.

David Lomax, of Hackensack, is a singer, songwriter and musician. His music features a unique blend of various styles including hip-hop, rock, pop, classical and R&B. Mr. Lomax will release his first album “Words Not Spoken” on April 20, 2011. Last year, he was the opening act for Earth, Wind and Fire at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. He also has performed at Carnegie Hall.

Isaac’s Horizon, comprised of Bergen music students, is a funk band based in Bergen County. They have performed throughout the area including venues in Manhattan, Queens, Coney Island and Asbury Park.

The College’s Dance Club features 30 students, specializing in performance and choreography. Dance styles range from ballet, theater dance, jazz, yoga, flamenco, ballroom and hip-hop. The Dance Club has performed at other College events including Black History Month and Women’s History Month celebrations as well at Hackensack University Medical Center’s “Tomorrow’s Children Pediatric Oncology Unit.”

Beautiful Noize Entertainment (BNE) features several artists including Artis, Big Tone, LazaJuan, Madison Kaine, Ming and Q. BNE’s mission is to entertain audiences by performing songs that emphasize important societal messages to uplift communities and encourage change in the world.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for Bergen students, and can be picked up at the College’s Student Life Office, Room A-115 , on the main campus in Paramus. Tickets also will be sold at the door on the night of the concert.

Bergen Community College ( based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

The show was great, we had a blast from the day we landed; to the promo at BCC on Wednesday April 6th, 2011, the performance night on April 7th, 2011 to the next evening we left back to CA on April 8th, 2011! Shout outs to the entire Black Student Union (BSU) for welcoming, promoting and featuring us as the feature presentation of the BSU Concert, the Student Activities Board (SAB) for their involvement, aid and hospitality, all the opening act performers, Isaac's Horizon, David Lomax, BrandNewJersey, the BCC Dance Club we loved your performances, you all are talented and we will continue to stay in contact most definitely, was great meeting you.

Shout outs to the amazing hosts Amjay Jimenez and Agusto Suarez, your energy, delivery and performance was great! Thank you for a great introduction and ending, you did your thing. Special Shout outs to our Director of Publicity Perpetua Romain, this would not have happened without you! We are deeply appreciative and we all thank you for setting this up so we can display our talent. We hope we made you proud and met your expectations. #PR and #PR literally!

Lastly, thank you to anyone else that had a hand in the budgeting to bring us across the county from CA to NJ, taking care of our travels, hotel services, catering, promotions around campus, press, performing and letting us interact with the students freely on campus. We hope we inspired some of students as well as encouraged some to follow his or her dreams, to be active and remain productive at all times. Life is what you make it, so never stop pursuing your dreams and goals ever. Looking forward, we will definitely love to return and perform again in the near future and make the event even bigger! We thank you so much for having us and thank you to all the students at BCC, our supporters, family, friends, fans, and new fans that came out to support and enjoyed the show. We love you and our movement wouldn't be as strong as it is without your support. Thanks a Million! (BNE)