Inland Empire Weekly: IE’S Best HipHop Artist of 2013 60East

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Joey Atilano, better known as 60 East, first got into hip-hop as a kid watching his big brother work on his own music. Since then, his reputation has grown steadily, thanks to a few high profile gigs and some legit tracks. One of those tracks is “Motivation,” which features the lyrics, “You can teach motivation, you can’t fake motivation, so please keep hatin’, ‘cause I could use the motivation.” That’s all well and good, but only issue is that not a lot of people appear to be hating.

Not every artist has a happy beginning but sometimes it’s the effect of a dark event that can shape and mold us into what we need most. Artist 60 East is fully aware of the connection between a friend’s and father’s death and his prominent succession as an up-and-coming hip-hop artist of the Inland Empire.

It all started innocently enough, 60 East was a young sibling attached to his older brother’s musical ambitions which included friends working on a label. “I was always around listening and watching them rap, record, write, perform, etc. and at 9 years old that’s when I first decided that’s what I wanted to do with my life. This phase continued until around 2006 when the main artist on my brother’s label ‘Spaceghost’ was murdered in Ontario.

”60 East fell into limbo for a while, dropping out of high school and working construction to make ends meet but eventually he was reunited with a few of his brother’s old friends. It was the kick he needed to jump back onto his destined musical path was losing his father to cancer in 2010. “That’s when I decided was going to put all my effort, strength, time and resources into making it in the music industry,” says 60 East.

Passion for 60 East’s loved ones fuels his lyrical creativity. If you’re not a fan of life stories put into song, you might not get the same desired effect as someone who has gone through similar events. “I am very personal and open with my life and my experiences. My goal at every show is to touch someone through my music whether it’s done by describing a scenario they have been through or sharing one of my own stories and having them be able to relate to it,” says 60 East.

60 East should be on your radar by now since him and his group FIRST DIRT were the opening act at this years 2013 PAID DUES FESTIVAL and also head lined the D.I.Y Fest ( Do It Yourself Festival) and the E.O.S Fest (End Of Summer Festival) so if you have’nt heard of him keep an eye out for 60East and FIRST DIRT!

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http://ieweekly.com/2013/10/feature-stories/arts-entertainment-5/

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Stream the New Album From Pusha T

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Three weeks ago, Kanye West got pretty fired up at the listening party for Pusha T’s new album, launching into an impassioned speech about how he was “the heart of the muthafucking culture.” Now, listening to the album, it’s not hard to grasp why.

Pusha made his name as one half of coke-rap duo Clipse, but since signing on to West’s GOOD Music label in fall 2010, he’s been striking out on his own. Now he’s here with his first solo album, titled My Name Is My Name (after a line from The Wire).

We’ve already heard singles “Pain,” “Numbers on the Boards,” and “Sweet Serenade,” and seen the video for the Kanye West and Joaquin Phoenix-produced “King Push.” You can stream the full album, which also features Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Rick Ross, Kelly Rowland, Future, 2 Chainz, The-Dream, and Kanye West (who makes an uncredited appearance on “Hold On”), plus production from Kanye, Pharrell, The-Dream, Hudson Mohawke, Swizz Beatz, and more..

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4th Annual “Western Awareness Conference” in Los Angeles Sept 28th-29th

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The Western Awareness Conference remains the largest educational urban music convention on the west coast. In its first year (2010) WAC attracted just over 2500 artists, producers, DJs, executives and attendees as a one day event. This number would grow to 5,000 attendees by its third year as a one day event. This year even more artists, labels executives and entertainment lawyers have already been confirmed.Los Angeles, CA — Black Fridai present The 4th Annual Western Awareness Conference Sept 28th- ‐29th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center.
Pre-Register at:
WACLives.com
4thAnnualWAC@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/WesternAwareness/info

60 East – Good Enough (Music Video) – The Hip Hop

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Independent Label First Dirt artist “60 East” releases this music video to “Good Enough”. A song off his most recent project “Mood Muzik Mixtape” which is set to drop later in September 2013. The mixtape is part of a remix series 60 East has been working on which he picks an artist and delivers a whole project over their production. This project he chose Joe Budden and his Mood Muzik Mixtape series.
Video Sponsored By:Future Reference Clothinghttp://www.futurereferenceclothing.com

Mixed By: SatiliteRok

Hosted By: DJ Malue

Artwork By: Timothy Rhyme

Shot By: Alex Goes Hard(Footage from Paid Dues 2013,

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http://www.thehiphop.org/60-east-good-enough-music-video/

EXCLUSIVE: CELL PHONE FOOTAGE OF MATH HOFFA SUCKER PUNCHING SERIUS JONES

Serius Jones vs. Math Hoffa was supposed to be one of hottest battles on the recent Smack/URL Summer Madness 3 card. Instead, the entire event was shut down with two battles left on the card after Math punched Jones in the face. Various footage has leaked out showing the aftermath of what happened, but until today nobody except the people inside the venue at the time had seen the actual punch. Check out what happened below.

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                   Serius Jones

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                    Math Hoffa

60 EAST: The Freeway Kid

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Not every artist has a happy beginning but sometimes it’s the effect of a dark event that can shape and mold us into what we need most. Artist 60 East is fully aware of the connection between a friend’s and father’s death and his prominent succession as an up-and-coming hip-hop artist of the Inland Empire.It all started innocently enough, 60 East was a young sibling attached to his older brother’s musical ambitions which included friends working on a label. “I was always around listening and watching them rap, record, write, perform, etc. and at 9 years old that’s when I first decided that’s what I wanted to do with my life. This phase continued until around 2006 when the main artist on my brother’s label ‘Spaceghost’ was murdered in Ontario.”60 East fell into limbo for a while, dropping out of high school and working construction to make ends meet but eventually he was reunited with a few of his brother’s old friends. It was the kick he needed to jump back onto his destined musical path was losing his father to cancer in 2010. “That’s when I decided was going to put all my effort, strength, time and resources into making it in the music industry,” says 60 East.Passion for 60 East’s loved ones fuels his lyrical creativity. If you’re not a fan of life stories put into song, you might not get the same desired effect as someone who has gone through similar events. “I am very personal and open with my life and my experiences. My goal at every show is to touch someone through my music whether it’s done by describing a scenario they have been through or sharing one of my own stories and having them be able to relate to it,” says 60 East. 60 East should be on your radar by now since he just got back from a nationwide tour through 15 different cities and Performed at Paid Dues 2013

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http://www.firstdirt.com
http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/60east

WILLIE RAGE: West Coast MC

Willie Rage tells a story to only change the world of hip hop, with his lyrics to eliminate the stereotype that gangster rap only comes from the west coast. His music is a story to consume your mind with conscious rhymes, but still staying true to hip hop’s roots, like influences such as Big Daddy Kane, Run DMC, NWA, and LL Cool J. His recent single CA from his newly released album End Of Dayz, is an introduction of Willie Rage, who tells his perspective about living the California life.Willie Rage was born in Inglewood, CA and grew up in Los Angeles and in the Inland Empire. During his high school days, he was recognized as the battle king with the freshest rhymes to put his peers to shame. From that moment, hip hop would forever live in his heart.With his unique style it became his passion to be the rapper to change the face of hip hop not only on the west coast, but the world of hip hop. In 2001 he linked up with a west coast group Above the Law, collaborated with aspiring MCs, and performed locally in California. After a few years, Willie Rage decided to venture out on his own. He put the pen to paper and the studio became his air to create hip hop greatness.End of Dayz is the album bringing back what hip hop use to be, a story told through music, hip hop heads coming together, and lyrics that are forever remembered. Willie Rage’s contagious energy and with an in your face attitude of raw hip hop he is sure to leave his foot print on the path of the legends before him. As Willie Rage says in one of his songs, “Everybody has a story to tell.” His hunger for music, Willie Rage craves the fire that a west coast MC is coming and he’s carrying a different kind of mic to Hip Hop.

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http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/willierage