IMMEDIATE RELEASE: KIN4LIFE and DJ Jai Syncere Release New Mixtape “Welcome To Planet Noriq”

Published: Friday – September 3, 2010


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Hip Hop/ R&B Supergroup KIN4LIFE and DJ Jai Syncere Release New Mixtape “Welcome To Planet Noriq”, available for free download at

August 25, 2010–Hip hop/R&B supergroup KIN4LIFE announces the release of their highly anticipated 20-track mixtape “Welcome to Planet Noriq”. Hosted by 5 Star DJ Jai Syncere, the mixtape showcases the exceptional lyrical skills of Atlanta based KIN4LIFE buoyed by their unique reworking of today’s hottest tracks. The project is available for download at  HYPERLINK “” new day is upon us and hip hop’s answer to the question “what happened to the female rap game” is here. Blessed with the lyrical prowess to compete with the hottest emcees in the business, as well as singing every R&B hook on their album and being touted as the female version of The Neptunes, the female Hip Hop duo KIN4LIFE is a triple threat. Together as a group for ten years and friends for over fifteen, IQ and Nor have solidified their family ties and KIN4LIFE has never had a truer meaning.Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY, a town known for its contribution to hip hop in the late 80s and early 90s, KIN4LIFE is determined to bring hip hop glory back to their hometown and respect back to their genre. As young black entrepreneurs, IQ and Nor founded their label, Noriq (pronounced Nor-reek) Records in 2002. Under their imprint, KIN4LIFE released an album”KIN4LIFE Volume I” and the EP “Rock Star”.

The video for the hit single “Make Up Girl” held a spot on the Click List Countdown on MTV’s Logo for 11 consecutive weeks, and was nominated for The Click List’s Top 10 Videos of 2009 ( With major overseas play in the UK, Italy, France, Canada, the US market is next. KIN4LIFE kicked off 2010 with the release of a new EP “I Love KIN4LIFE”, a tribute to all the die-hard fans that have supported the group on their journey. The group’s 2010 schedule includes headlining at: the GO Magazine New York Nightlife Awards show in April; Pride celebrations in Philadelphia, Toronto, South Carolina and other cities; and Inferno Dominican Republic on Labor Day weekend.KIN4LIFE admits that their first love is emceeing, but their production and songwriting skills have makes them a hot commodity behind the scenes. Working with the hottest up and coming hip hop and R&B acts, KIN4LIFE has garnered comparison to Missy, prompting them to form Noriq Records’ subsidiaries, Red Eye Productions and The KIN Factory (writing and production). KIN4LIFE recently showcased their talent as producers, winning the “King of the ATL” battle at the industry proving ground Producer’s Swap Meet in Atlanta in the fall of 2009.

Their track “Money Brings Trouble” has been selected for placement in the feature film “Changing the Game” directed by Rel Dowdell. KIN4LIFE will also serve as instructors at the Songwriters in Paradise conference and workshops in St. Croix, V.I. in October 2010.With the release of “Welcome to Planet Noriq”, KIN4LIFE closes the summer with one of the most notorious mixtape offerings of 2010.

Track listing:.
3.80′S BABY
12.GETTIN SOME REMIX Ft Young Gattas

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Former Atlanta Mayor Suggests T.I. Was Pulled Over For ‘Driving While Black’

Posted: Friday – September 3, 2010

Former Atlanta Mayor Andy Young has weighed in on the arrest of T.I., claiming the rapper may have been stopped for “DWB – Driving While Black.”

T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested after they were stopped in the rapper’s Maybach on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, for allegedly making an illegal U-turn.

Police allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana, searched the vehicle and uncovered a small amount of ecstasy and what is reported to be meth-amphetamines.

Young questioned the police’s initial intent when they stopped the chart-topping rapper/actor, who recently starred in the #1 hit movie, Takers.

“There’s another culture in L.A. that I don’t understand,” Young told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Most people in Los Angeles would wonder why he was stopped. I don’t know why they should have been stopped … When a black man is stopped and not speeding … you call that driving while black.”

Young, who officiated T.I.’s wedding to Tiny in July, also counseled T.I. after the rapper pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

T.I. immediately notified his probation officer of the arrest, as required by the terms of his probation.

At press time, T.I. is heading back to Atlanta. He will most likely have to appear in court where Judge Charles Pannell Jr. could revoke his probation and send the rapper to jail.

T.I. is going to be back on his way to Atlanta in the next 24 hours,” Don Samuel, one of T.I.’s lawyers, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s almost certain he’ll end up appearing before the court here. But without knowing all the facts, it’s premature to speculate what the court is likely to do.”

According to the terms of T.I.’s probation, the rapper cannot possess or use any narcotic, or frequent any place drugs are sold, used or administered.


Rapper T.I., Wife Tiny Face A Year Over Ecstasy; Metha-Amphetamines

Posted: Thursday – September 2, 2010

Atlanta Hip-Hop star T.I. could be heading back to prison, after police allegedly found meth-amphetamines and ecstasy in his Maybach last night (September 1st) in West Hollywood, California.

According to the LA County Sheriff’s department, the charges T.I. faces include a minimum sentence of a year in state prison, in addition to fines that will be determined by a judge.

According to, T.I. and his wife Tiny Cottle were stopped in their expensive Maybach coup for a traffic violation around 10:30PM last night.

Police searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana and found the drugs, reported to be meth-amphetamines and ecstasy.

Both were booked on felony possession of a controlled substance and have since been released on $10,000 bail, a piece.

Tiny was arrested for possessing marijuana and ecstasy in the past.

In October of 2007, Tiny was arrested for possession of marijuana and ecstasy, during a sting operation that resulted in T.I.’s arrest for attempting to purchase machine guns and silencers.


T.I., Tiny Arrested For Drug Possession in Hollywood

Posted: Thursday – September 2, 2010

Rap star T.I. could be in serious trouble, after the rapper and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested in West Hollywood for drug possession.

According to reports, T.I. and Tiny were arrested and charged with alleged possession of a controlled substance after police smelled marijuana emanating from their Maybach.

The pair, who married last July in Miami, were taken into custody by L.A. County Sheriff Deputies for the infraction.

While details are sketchy as of press time, the arrest could impact T.I. greatly.

The rapper is currently serving a three-year probation after he pleaded guilty in May of 2009, for attempting to purchase machine guns and silencers before the BET Awards in 2007.

T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was released from prison in March of 2010.

He currently stars in the movie Takers, which was the #1 box office draw last week.

T.I. and Tiny were both released around 4:00 am this morning.


50 Cent Quits Twitter Til Monday To Finish New ‘Heartless Monster’ LP

Posted: Wednesday – September 1, 2010

Rapper 50 Cent has promised to take a break from Twitter over the next week, as he finishes up a new album titled The Return of the Heartless Monster, which is due to be released on September 6th.

50 Cent broke the news about the album with a series of tweets earlier in the week, when he revealed the album title and release date.

Today (September 1st), the rapper stated that he would go on hiatus from sending out his daily raunchy, humorous tweets, until his album is completed.

“Ok ladies and gentalmen [sic] I’m writing my new album. I will not be on twitter again till sept 6 This album will be a classic.”

The rapper caught the spelling error in what he tweeted would be his final message to his 3,070,000 plus followers until next Monday.

“Motherfuckers I know how to spell gentleman I was typing fast fuck you. sept 6 until then bitches suck deep and niggas lick the holes right.”

According to 50 Cent, the new release is scheduled to hit the net around 12:00PM on September 6th.


Jin Speaking Chinese In Raps [VIDEO]

Posted: Wednesday – September 1, 2010

Jin, the Chinese-American rapper, signed to Ruff Ryders in 2001, is back and his rhyming skills now incorporate Cantonese Chinese, one of the Chinese language’s most difficult dialects.

“You can listen to one of my songs, you can listen to one of their songs, as a Cantonese speaker, and right away you can tell the difference. It’s just the choice of words, of the way we structure our raps,” Jin told The New York Times.

The rapper, who was born in Miami and later moved to New York, eventually went on to win seven straight “Freestyle Friday” competitions on BET’s 106 & Park, making it to the hit TV show’s Hall of Fame.

“There will be clever intricacies here and there, but ultimately I can’t get too in depth, at least not as much as I can with my English lyrics because I control the English language better than I can the Cantonese,” Jin said.

Being the first Asian solo rapper to be signed to a major record label, Jin takes pride in his heritage.

“What is in my Cantonese vocabulary is just a lot of day to day, you know, a little bit of mottoes and sayings here and there, but ultimately, there’s a long way to go,” Jin mentioned.

Jin also took the time to talk about his religion and his newly developed feeling of responsibility to his faith.

“God is so dope and he’s done so many awesome things in my life,” he added. “I’m a workhorse now. What is driving me? This new found responsibility.”

In related new, Jin is developing his acting skills and will be featured in an upcoming film in November surrounding the early life of Bruce Lee.

Below is his most recent video remixing the Diddy and Dirty Money’s – Angels:


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