July 31, 2008
We’ve been getting feedback from DJs who have been playing “Dreams Come True” in the clubs. Rickett’s Records has been helping with market research in New Jersey, as their DJs have been reporting opinions and floor response. Notably, DJs Mike Tomas, DJ Fern, and Wet & Wild have all rated the song 4/5, and it’s already been heard in local clubs Masonic Temple, Boogie Box Cafe, and Sambuca with favorable responses recorded. As you know, songs not yet all over commercial radio typically do not perform well in the club, so this is another important breakthrough for the success of The Fam.
Remember, most DJs do have the song so don’t forget to keep requesting it — whether on your favorite radio station or in the club!
July 30, 2008
“Dreams Come True” has been added to the playlist of Greece’s radio station Radio1 88 FM. The single off the upcoming Family Business album by The Fam’s Pizon, EJ, and Timid has now appeared on DJ charts, mixtapes, podcasts, websites, TV, club playlists, college and Internet radio shows, mainstream radio stations in the United States, and overseas airwaves. Never before has the group seen this level of exposure, and the song hasn’t even come close to peaking yet. Thanks are in order to everyone who’s showing the record love. We’ve been working around the clock all summer on promoting it.
To request “Dreams Come True” by The Fam on Radio1 88 FM, email email@example.com.
View the station’s Hip Hop playlist.
Download the single from RhythmQwest now.
July 28, 2008
Recently, “Dreams Come True” hit the Top 50 HipHop Downloads chart of the Revere, MA based Masspool Digital record pool which services new music to DJs. It should be noted that The Fam fared better than artists such as Rihanna, Mya, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Chris Brown, Kardinal Offishall, and E-40 on this particular chart, indicating that demand for the record is reaching great heights.
MASSPOOL DIGITAL TOP 50 HIPHOP DOWNLOADS
Position / Track Name
1 Ace Ft Trey Songz – Ride (Clean)
2 Snoop Dogg – Those Gurlz (Radio)
3 Hits School – So Perfect (Radio)
4 Clipse – Fast Life (Dirty)
5 Clipse – Fast Life (Clean)
6 Aych – Like You (Main)
7 Ashanti – Things U Make Me Do
8 Alexis Y Fido Ft Toby Love – Soy Igual Que Tu (Benja Styles Remix)
9 AHMIR – Take It (Clean)
10 Gym Class Heros Ft The Dream – Cookie Jar (Clean)
11 Fakts One ft Boot Camp Clik – Don’t Stop
12 Mr Smilez – Automatic (Clean)
13 Q Parker ft Rock City – Crazy Crazy (Radio)
14 Skarr Akbar feat Donny Roc – Would You (Clean)
15 Vegas Adonna Ft Lindz – U Should B Mine (Mixed)
16 Young AC – The Flyest
17 Yung Texxu$ ft Julian – Thats What I Do (Dirty)
18 West ft Young Buck – Hustle Man (Main)
19 The Fam – Dreams Come True (Clean)
20 T6 – Swag Boy
21 Squeak Ru – Bellybutton
22 Solow – Dickies With The Polo (Main)
23 Skrooge Ft. Lady Nicol – Let Me Go VOX
24 Rihanna – Breakin’ Dishes
25 Rob Grimes – Lavish
26 Rob Grimes – Last Of A Dying Breed
27 Qwote Ft Shawty – It’s Your Booty (Main)
28 QP – You Rollin shawty (I Got$$$) (Radio)
29 QP – You Rollin shawty (I Got$$$) (Instr)
30 Q Parker – Crazy Crazy (Radio)
31 Q Parker – Crazy Crazy (Instr 2)
32 Q Parker – Crazy Crazy (Instr 1)
33 Prince Reece Ft The Commision – Work Dem Hips (Main)
34 Mya – Ridin (Clean)
35 Lil Wayne Ft T-Pain – Got Money
36 Lil Mama Ft Chris Brown, T-Pain – Shawty Get Loose (Benja Styles Remix) (Clean)
37 Lil C – Missississippi (Radio)
38 Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl a Guilty Pleasure – Reprise
39 Kardinal Offishall ft The Clipse – Set It Off
40 Dunk Ryders feat Pleasure (Formerly of Pretty Ricky) – Bedroom (Clean)
41 Dink Dinero – I got haterz (Dirty)
42 Dink Dinero – I got haterz (Clean)
43 Diamonique – The Countdown (Instr)
44 Diamonique – The Countdown (Clean)
45 Damien Fernandez – Elevator (Dirty)
46 Cool Nutz feat E-40, DD Artis – They Don’t Have To Know (Radio)
47 Clipse – Fast Life (Instr)
48 Ace Ft Trey Songz – Ride (Instr)
49 Ace Ft Trey Songz – Ride (Dirty)
July 26, 2008
Europe’s DJ Noise P has included The Fam’s “Dreams Come True” on his latest N PHAT FLAVOR mix. Here’s the track list:
DJ NOISE P FLAVOR Chap 4 Promo Mix
DJ NOISE P FLAVOR Chap 4 Promo Mix 1. N PHAT INTRO 2. Brandy “list” 3. Joe “E.R.” 4. Neyo “Set It Off” 5. Chris Brown “Back 2 Back” 6. Busta Rhymes Feat.Lil Wayne & Ludacris “Throw It Up ” 7. B.G. Feat.Juvenile, Lil Wayne & Trey Songz “Ya Heard Me” 8. Bang City Feat.JB “Me and U ” P Mix 9. Neyo ” A Milli” 10. T-Pain “A Milli” 11. Cassidy “Amnesia” 12. Nelly Feat.JD & Ciara “J’z ” 13. Lil Cali Feat. Lil Bossie “All That” 14. Wispers “Champagne” 15. Birdman ” I Run This” 16. Yung Joc ” Knock It Out Da Park” 17. Dunk Ryders Feat. Trick Daddy ” F*** The Other Side” 18. Rah Digga “lil fattie” 19. Ray J Feat. Lil Wayne & The Game “Gifts ” – Remix 20. Nelly & Usher ” Long Night” 21. Skillz Feat.Common & Talib Kweli “So Far So Good” – Remix 22. The Fam “Dreams Come True” 23. Hell Rell feat. Jim Jones & Noe Ecken “Heart Break” 24. T.I. “Swing your Rag” 25. Nas Feat. The Game & Chris Brown “Make The World Go Round” 26. Chris Brown “First day Off Spring” 27. T-Pain Feat. Lil Wayne “Can’t Believe It”
SIZE: 56.2 MB
July 25, 2008
Here’s a free download of the new DJ Spade mixtape, Drivin’ Down Tha Block. This is a traditional Hip Hop mixtape containing fresh songs smoothly blended together from one to the next by the DJ. You’ll notice the inclusion of The Fam among some very big names, a pattern that has been rapidly developing as of late.
01 Drivin’ Down tha Block (Remix) – Young Jeezy feat Cassidy & Jay-Z
02 Comfortable – Lil’ Wayne feat Babyface
03 Announcement – Common
04 I Miss you – Webbie
05 Big Baller – Mack-10 feat Glasses Malone & Red Cafe
06 U Can’t Stop Me Now – RZA feat Inspectah Deck
07 Believe It – Saigon
08 Bossy – Birdman
09 Sumthins Gotta Give – Big Boi feat Mary J Blige
10 3rd World – Immortal Technique
11 Mr. Carter – Lil’ Wayne feat Jay-Z
12 Dope Boyz – Game feat Travis Barker
13 Dreams Come True – The Fam
14 Cappucino – The Knux
15 Set It Off – Kardinal Offishall feat The Clipse
16 Late Night Creepin’ – Bun-B feat Skinhead Rob & Travis Barker
17 Good Love – Sheek Louch
18 Hope – Nas
19 One Day – DJ Alibi feat J-Live
20 Fast life – Re-Up Gang (The Clipse)
21 The Secret – AZ feat Charlie Rock & Raekwon
22 Gettin’ Up – Q-Tip
Also included in the download are two CUE sheets which can be used if you want to burn the mixtape to CD. Otherwise, you’ll find the mixtape in 192 kbps MP3 form.
Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7wvv5m
Password for RAR file: djspadeofficial
July 24, 2008
The man with the number one selling album in America right now, Nas, decided to back up his brutal yet necessary words against the demonic Fox News with proactive actions yesterday. And guess who rode with him.
In recent weeks, Fox has pushed its right wing bias farther into the depths of bigotry than ever before: throwing around terms like “lynch party” during conversation about the presumptive Democratic nominee and his wife, describing their high-5 as a “terrorist fist jab,” calling her his “baby momma,” and “confusing” Obama with Osama then stating they both should be assassinated, to name but a few transgressions. This type of racism is all too common on its programming, and while I support the Constitutional right to free speech, it is unacceptable for such hatred to be spewed under the guise of NEWS. Call yourself Fox Bullshit, and we’re cool.
So Nas got over 600,000 signatures on his petition demanding that Fox News curbs the blatant racism. He decided to deliver it in person. I was there to support the mission and do some on the field reporting. Enjoy.
Also, check out this episode of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central which is brilliantly executed and has great footage of me at the rally with Nas (around the 4:00 mark of the ColorofChange.org Petition segment).
July 23, 2008
Vodpod videos no longer available.
The Fam Street Team is now recruiting new members. As a member, you will be eligible to receive:
-Free merchandise from The Fam, including but not limited to CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, concert tickets, and gift cards.
-VIP access to Fam events, and one member will earn a round trip plane ticket to NYC for Family Reunion 2008 (our annual December concert) or some spending money if that member chooses not to fly.
-Your own login and profile on our exclusive street team website, where you will be able to interact with other members of the team and get all the resources needed to participate.
As a member, your level of participation is entirely up to you. You’ll be able to choose which tasks you perform, and earn points which can be traded in for rewards. Tasks range from making radio requests to posting MySpace bulletins or spreading the word in other ways. This is a great way to gain some experience working directly with artists in the music industry and reaping the benefits of being close to them! We currently have a street team presence in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, California, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alaska, Utah, and Africa, but are looking for more members in these and other areas.
Sign up for The Fam street team today!