Rosa Acosta

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Rosa Acosta started her classic ballet studies at the age of four at the Centro de la Cultura in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She later moved on to the ICA, ( Instituto de Cultura y Arte), where she excelled as one of the most gifted students of the academy. After graduating with honors from the ICA and the Ballet School of Norma Garcia with a Bachelor in Art with mention to Classic Ballet, she became part of the Dominican Nacional Ballet as the youngest soloist member in 2002.

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6 Critical Insights Into Music Business Success

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Damian “Domino” Siguenza of the renowned Hieroglyphics Crew stresses the importance of doing as much as you can on your own before seeking out any external help. “Initially, it might be just your friends and other people who believe in you,” he said. “Get the word out in the most cost effective and creative ways you can. Get as far as you can on your own, and only once you start gaining some momentum should you begin outsourcing.”

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Angel Lola Luv

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Angel was found in DC by professional photographer / model agent Mike Styles, CEO of his own Modeling Agency Style Entertainment. They met and talked about him doing her photo shoot & managing her. They started working together with Mike’s partner Michelle Vierya and everything has blossomed since March 2006.

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Krizz Kaliko – Kickin’ & Screamin’

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The most persuasive moments of Kaliko’s 17-track effort stick to a rugged and uncompromising formula. Strange Music is an army. With Tech N9ne posted up as its general, the Kansas City cabal has successfully entrenched its roots across the underground strata of the Rap map. Independent, self-sufficient, and known for releasing music hooked around high-octane raps, the Strange Music message has spread globally. Now it’s the turn of the movement’s second-in-command, Krizz Kaliko, to build on Tech’s Klusterfuck EP from earlier this year. Although for all of Kickin’ & Screamin’s virtues it too often flirts with diluting the Strange Music battle cry.

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Chuck D Opens Up On Two 2012 Albums

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D spoke recently about his group’s two planned album releases for 2012. In an interview with Billboard, Chuck offered an explanation behind Public Enemy’s decision to drop two albums this year. Earlier in the 2012, if was announced that the LPs will be entitled Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp and The Evil Empire of Everything. Chuck explained that the albums work together thematically. Most Of My Heroes will explore the idea of people rising up together, whilst The Evil Empire deals with the problematic relationship between people and institutions of the state.

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Lil Wayne Talks Shit About Pusha T

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Rapper Lil Wayne believes that Pusha T’s new track, Exodus 23:1 is a diss against Young Money. Pusha T dropped the track Wednesday (May 23) night from his forthcoming solo album. Shortly after, Weezy took to Twitter (@liltunechi) and tweeted, “Fuk Pusha T and anybody that love em.” The track samples Notorious B.I.G’s What’s Beef? and has a ton of subliminal lines throughout it. “Throwing that flag up, runnin around like you hot sh–, taking half of everything you get,” the G.O.O.D Music rapper’s chorus goes. The song also features the lyrics, “Contract all fucked up. I guess that means you all fucked. You signed to one nigga, then signed to another niggaa. Then signed to three niggas. Now that’s bad luck.”

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