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RESPECT Magazine, Afro-Punk, Melting Pot @ Pianos!

Howdy, neighbors. Happy Pre-Valentine's Day! MaG here. Feeling pretty good. Why, you ask (I imagine you guys asking in a somewhat English accent)? So, Tiffany Rose and I were talking today...and, you know what she said? She said, "ask for what you want. you just might get it.". I asked to be featured in RESPECT Magazine and on the Afro-Punk website. Lo' and behold *George Jefferson shuffle*. Shout-out to Kevin Ahmadi + Alexandria Gamlin for the support:

Me in RESPECT: http://respect-mag.com/album-download-mag-freedom/ Me in Afro-Punk: http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/freedom-ep-from-ma-g-hosted-by-mick-boogie-and-rcrdlbl

I know New York Fashion Week is all the rage right now, but if you want some real dopeness in yo' life, head over to Pianos (158 Ludlow st.) tonight for the Melting Pot!!! Lynette Williams is the guest. We're showing off Webbafied's new video. We're doing some new tunes. Its gonna be all that and a bag of Lays. Upstairs lounge. 7:30PM. On the free tip. Get with it!

I'm out, folks. If you haven't yet, be sure to follow me on Twitter + Facebook, and download #freedom on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff!

MaG #freedom @MickBoogie hosted. @rcrdlbl sponsored.

MaG + Mick Boogie + RCRDLBL.com Present: "freedom."

Thank you to God, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Yoruba, Selassie, whomever. I think its all starting to make sense now. Thank you Linda T., for being the best mom ever. Thank you D, for being more than a brother could ever ask for, and showing me Hip-Hop. Thank you Tiff, for helping me find my voice, and myself, in the process. Its way deeper than love with you. Thank you to...

the dreamers. the believers. the artists. the lovers. the creators. the stay-at-home dad's. the teachers. the 99. the corner. Afeni. Ali. Malcolm. Martin. Assata. Biko. Mandela. Cobain. Dylan. Carter. Wallace. Nasir. Dilla. . you...the listener.

I present "freedom.". Hosted by Roc Nation's Mick Boogie. Sponsored by RCRDLBL.com. Enjoy (available on Mixstream.com as well).

If you haven't yet, be sure to follow me on Twitter + Facebook, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff!

MaG

Hotel Chantelle w/ The Kickdrums, Public Assembly w/ Oddisee, BK Heights Cinema!

MaG here, riding till the wheels fall off. Got some nu-nu for ya'll. Peep the freshness:

*I'll be performing for the first time at Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow st. New York, NY) on October 18th for an unofficial CMJ Showcase hosted by DJ Lily Vanilli and Rotten Television featuring the Kickdrums, Young Girls, Aact Raiser, Sweater Beats, Justina, Ane, Danse, and yours truly. There will be a roof-top afterparty w/ a set by DJ Mike Swing. Show starts at 7PM. Should be hella dope.

*On October 23rd, Move Forward Music presents a night with Oddisee and Tanya Morgan. Featured guests of the evening are Tha Dopplegangaz, Gotham Green, and...ME! Its going down at Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY). Tickets are $10. Show starts at 8PM. It'll hosted by Dee Phunk w/ music by DJ Tara. Unfiltered Hip-Hop at its finest. Big tings!

*We're back at it for our monthly shenanigans at Pianos (158 Ludlow st. New York, NY) for the Melting Pot Music series. Hang with us for music, food, drinks, and the best time you'll have in the LES. Show starts at 7PM. Ends with our jam session and lots of sweaty people dancing and singing along. Join the festivities! *On December 5th, I'll be accompanied by my buddies Jon Braman, Arthur Lewis, and Sam Weisenberg for an acoustic set over at Brooklyn Heights Cinema (70 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY) at 9PM. There will be a cajon, a ukulele, and maybe some form of a bass instrument involved..oh, and clapping and rapping too.

The year is winding down and we're just getting warmed up. The "Freedom" project is off to the magical mastering factory (my homie S-Dot's studio) and the artwork is being done by mystics (i.e. Andy Bustard of Prefix). Mick's hosting, and I'm rapping. The end. Coming soon, I pinky swear.

P.S.- if you haven't yet, be sure to follow me on Twitter + Facebook, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff! MaG mrmag.bandcamp.com facebook.com/thisismag twitter.com/mrmag254

Melting Pot, Acoustic Soul Lounge, Oddisee + Tanya Morgan!

Boom shak a laka! MaG here. Excuse the NBA Jams reference, I'm just in a very good mood. Here's why:

Tonight, per our usual, the Melting Pot crew is rocking at Pianos (158 Ludlow St. New York, NY). Doors open at 7PM. Show starts at 8PM. On the free tip ($5 donation if you can spare it). The band along with Jon Braman, Arthur Lewis, Webbafied, and myself, will be doing our rapping and singing thang. On September 22nd, I'll be accompanied by Arthur Lewis and Jon Braman at the Acoustic Soul Lounge (998 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY), sponsored by MIHE. Starts at 3:45PM. It'll be nice and intimate. Stop by and say hello.

On October 23rd, Move Forward Music presents a night with Oddisee and Tanya Morgan. Featured guests of the evening are Tha Dopplegangaz, Gotham Green, and...ME! Its going down at Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY). Tickets are $10. Show starts at 8PM. It'll hosted by Dee Phunk w/ music by DJ Tara. Unfiltered Hip-Hop at its finest. Big tings!

Want to thank you guys for taking time out of your busy days and reading. Looking forward to seeing all of you at these shows. "Freedom" hosted by Mick Boogie and sponsored by RCRDLBL.com, is on the way. Promise!

P.S.- if you haven't yet, be sure to follow me on Twitter + Facebook, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Follow the Melting Pot on Facebook at Facebook.com/MeltingPotNYC + Twitter at @meltingpotcrew. Peace, love, and all that good stuff! MaG mrmag.bandcamp.com facebook.com/thisismag twitter.com/mrmag254

7/17: L Rock Entertainment + MaG @ The Delancey July 17th!!! (Lower East Side)

On July 17th 2012, L Rock Entertainment presents MaG (accompanied by the Jon Braman Band), along with Red Orange Morning, Jon Wallet, Dan & James, and The Endeavor, at The Delancey (168 Delancey St. New York, NY). Doors open at 6:30PM. Show starts at 7:00PM. MaG goes on at 10PM. Tickets are $10. More information can be found here:

https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=ZWVqbTlxaW9ycm1kN2YybTMxOXU0ZzJobTQgaHBqcThiNG1yaGFvc2g0a2QycGUxdjFsMGtAZw&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1&sf=true&output=xml

"MaG™" J. Daniels http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com http://www.facebook.com/thisismag http://www.twitter.com/mrmag254

MaG News: MMNY 2012, CBGB, + More Cool Stuff...

Hello friends...MaG here. I'll try to keep this brief. I am so excited to be sharing some of this news with y'all. Here goes:

First off, a reminder: Myself, accompanied by Jon Braman, Arthur Lewis, and Sam Weisenberg, are taking part in Make Music New York 2012 on June 21st! We'll be at The Garage @ Vanderbilt (838 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY) location. The music starts at 5PM, followed by Last Minet and Karen + the A-Listers. We're going all acoustic, so bring your lighters and be prepared to snap your fingers and stuff. I don't know how else to say this but, wow! I'm humbled and extremely excited to be playing the first ever CBGB Festival, sponsored by Guitar Center and Village Voice. Yeah, that CBGB. Incredible. More details TBA, so be on the lookout... We got another Melting Pot extravaganza coming up on July 11th (that's 7/11, like the store). Pianos (158 Ludlow St.). Upstairs lounge. 7PM. Jon Braman, Webbafied, myself, and special guests. Pure awesomeness, per usual. BIG show coming up at The Delancey (168 Delancey Street) on July 17th, presented by the good folks at L Rock Entertainment! Tickets are $10. I go on at 10PM. Tell a friend to tell a friend. New songs, new set, the whole band will be there...its going down!

Lastly, I just want to say thank you to anyone who's downloaded a song, responded to an e-mail, came to a show, or just told someone about my music. Its the little things that make all this work feel worth it. I appreciate the love and support.

P.S.- if you haven't yet but sure to follow me on Twitter, hit me on Facebook, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff! MaG™ http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com http://www.facebook.com/thisismag http://www.twitter.com/mrmag254

MaG News: Knitting Factory, Make Music NY, Freedom Update!

What's good party people?! MaG here. I know, its been a minute (well, about a month and some change, but who's counting). Summer is on the horizon so, I got some cool updates for ya (get it?) Wanna hear em'? Here they go:

Wednesday night, June 6th, I'm guest featuring along with Shockwave, for the super talented Jon Braman's set at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) in Brooklyn! Show starts at 9PM. Get your tickets here. Its going to be a goody! I, along with some good friends (Jon Braman, Arthur Lewis, and Sam Weisenberg), will be performing at 838 Fulton Ave (at Vanderbilt) in Brooklyn for my first ever Make Music NY 2012 on June 21st, the first day of summer (and, my mama's born day). I'm really excited to be a part of such a dope event. The show starts at 5PM. Here's the event link. Also performing will be Last Minet and Kalen + the A-listers. Happy to announce I'm a part of the Accomplices (BroadNMarket and Jake Beats) new "1090" EP, set to drop on June 6th, via DJBooth.net. The project features Mikkey Halsted, J. Gunn, Tre DeJean, Tommie Chase, and a slew of other dope emcees. The first single, "The Burner" (which I wrote the hook for), features the likes of Guilty Simpson, Damien Randle, D. Rose, TWICE, and myself. Listen to the heatrock here. "Freedom", hosted by Mick Boogie, and sponsored by RCRDLBL.com, is on the way. I promise I'm not pulling a Dr. Dre's "Detox" on y'all. The project is currently in the mastering stages and should be hitting your inbox this summer! We're back at it for the Melting Pot Showcase (ignore the random black guy pictured above my name in this link, I don't know him.) at Pianos (158 Ludlow st.) on June 13th, in the upstairs lounge. Show starts at 7PM. Dope music, good times....you know the drill.

More updates to come involving Red Bull Soundstage, more shows, and some other really cool stuff that hasn't happened yet.

P.S.- if you haven't yet be sure to follow me on Twitter, hit me on Facebook, watch my performance videos on Youtube, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff!

MaG™ http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com http://www.facebook.com/thisismag http://www.twitter.com/mrmag254

Red Bull LA!!

Need your help guys! The Red Bull LA studio are allowing one artist or band to record, for free, with lodging and travel provided, to their studio in April. I just need you guys to leave a comment telling them how awesome I am. It'll be a great opportunity and plus it'll let me see Tiff while I'm there...so comment away (and tell a friend to do the same...hip hip hooray)!: http://www.redbullsoundstage.com/#!/read/1338/

"MaG™" J. Daniels http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com http://www.facebook.com/thisismag

Converse, BBC, Deli Magazine, Verbicide...Tis' the Season...

Good day, one and all...its your friendly neighborhood MaG here *cue "Spider-Man and Friends" theme music*. Just want to wish everyone peace, prosperity, love and joy this holiday season and for the new year. Got some really great updates. Here goes:

I was selected by the Cornerstone Agency (big shout-out to Mike McKay and Karli Stein) and Converse (yeah...THOSE guys) to record at the newly built Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn! This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my career to date and I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity. You'll be hearing more about the recordings that spring forth from the session in the weeks to come...stay tuned!

"Paper Airplanes" was recently featured on the BBC Radio 6 Lauren Laverne MPFree list for November. Yeah, I know...I'm excited too!

The NYC Deli Magazine featured me as their "NYC MC On the Rise". Shout-out to Paolo and the staff for the mention. Really good look.

I'm currently competing in Verbicide Magazine's "Unsigned" competition. Get to the voting here. Lots of really cool prizes. Click away and get your vote on!

We got the end of the year holiday edition of the Melting Pot at Pianos (158 Ludlow St.) in the Upstairs Lounge on Wednesday, December 14th. The cast of usual suspects, Jon Braman, Arthur Lewis, Webbafied, Rob Melso, myself, and the band; plus Juno Brown and Andrea Daly, will jamming the night away. Show starts at 7PM and admission is free ($5 suggested donation), and, in return, you get great music, great food, and great drinks...Kris Kringle ain't got nothing on us!

Also want to thank BadPerm.com for posting the "I Ain't Goin' Back to Retail!" LP on their site. Show them love and check what they had to say:

Thank you to one and all for the love and support. This has been an exceptional year of growth and development for me as an artist and I've really enjoyed this ride I'm on. Only bigger and better things to come!

P.S.- if you haven't yet, be sure to follow me on Twitter, hit me on facebook, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff! MaG™ http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com http://www.twitter.com/mrmag254 http://www.facebook.com/thisismag

Pianos, Brooklyn Industries, CMJ...

Good day to all...the one and only MaG here. We're going to make this short and sweet. First, a special thank you to all those who voted for me in the NYC Rising contest. Its truly been a honor for me to take part in this...now, the news:

As always, its going down at Pianos this Wednesday October 12th for the Melting Pot Showcase in the upstairs lounge. Jon Braman, Webbafied, myself, and Rob Melso will be holding it down and the special guests of the evening will the band of extreme awesomeness known as Withersby:

Pianos (158 Ludlow St. New York, NY) October 12th 2011 Show time: 7:30 PM

The music doesn't stop because on October 13th, I'll performing (along with my special guest, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Zach Berkman) for the Brooklyn Industries (801 Broadway between 11th st. and 12th st) "Band Night" showcase, sponsored by the good people at SESAC, The Muse Box, Brooklyn Industries and Reverbnation. You can RSVP at PR@brooklynindustries.com.

Mark your calendars! October 19th, for the first time, I'll be performing at Webster Hall in the Marlin Room as part of the CMJ Music Marathon! This is a very big show for me and I'm glad to be able to share it with you guys. More details soon to come!

If you haven't yet, be sure to follow me on Twitter, hit me on Facebook, and download all my music on Bandcamp. Peace, love, and all that good stuff! MaG™ http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com http://www.facebook.com/thisismag http://www.twitter.com/mrmag254

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