• Mfon’s Corner: The Untouchable Platinum
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 64-66. Mfon's Facebook │ Email Mfon │ Platinum Facebook by Mfon Abel Ekene Sometimes our little dreams lead us to great things in life we could never have imagined. Yes, big ideas and brands sometimes emerge as a little thought but if the right actions are applied, it could become a great potential that takes us beyond our imagination. This has been the story behind an emerging American entertainment company that has two divisions namely, Platinum Untouchable Records and Platinum Untouchable Models. The beginning of Platinum Untouchable is very unique. The man behind it all is Eldonta McFadden who has been a big player in the showbiz world working with Paul Ring at Bungalo Universal Music group and also working with Artists such as Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls Jr., Eddie Levert Jr. and others. Eldonta started Platinum Untouchable Records for few reasons: To give talented unsigned Artists he knows a direct

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  • R Dot’s Award-Winning Addiction
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 18-20. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ YouTube │ Reverbnation In order to become Successful in this music industry, you must stand out more than the next guy. With his unique word-play and witty punch lines, accompanied by creative concepts and a versatile delivery, that is exactly what R Dot does. While much of the industry has become "commercial", R Dot found his own lane and is able to keep the commercial sound everyone loves without losing substance to his music. Substance/Meaning is one thing that most Artists seem to be lacking now-a-days, and the way I feel is if you’re not making music with substance, then you’re just making nonsense, I want people to relate to what I'm talking about. His undeniable talent certainly has people relating as well as talking about his Music! R Dot started writing his own music back in 2001 when he was 16. It wasn't until 2003 when he began to realize

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  • We Are 100 Percenters: Why Even Vote?
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    - As originally seen on WeAre100Percenters.com & in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 6-9. Brothers, Ben “Hugo” Jones (Left) and Reggie “Regg Solo” Solomon (Right), who form the group T.O.G. were born and raised in Houston TX. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Free Download by T.O.G The inspiration behind the 100% American movement: “The inspiration for this project is three-fold. First, in this time of economic hardship that has affected us and so many Americans, we were looking for opportunities to try our hand at being Entrepreneurs and t-shirts was something we agreed on pursuing. Second, being supporters of President Obama’s vision for America, we wanted to find a way to contribute to the cause and the campaign. That’s why we will donate 10% of sales proceeds to the 2012 Obama Campaign. Finally, we wanted to give a friendly reminder to our society that no matter what race, color, religion, politics, sexual orientation, or

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  • Introducing Shank B
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 17. Facebook │ Reverbnation I just want to bless the world with my talents & words from my point of view. Shank B is an independent rapper from Atlanta, GA. He has been in the rap game since 1996 as a freshman in High School. For years he freestyled at parties for friends and whoever he could entertain, but didn't start writing until 2005 when he met Protocol a.k.a Daniel Steverson, an Artist in the business who inspired him to do so. Ever since then Shank has recorded at many studios located in Houston, TX, Atlanta as well as Augusta, GA to name a few. Shank had his debut album release on October 2nd  for Shank Spartacus at DBS Sounds in Riverdale, GA. He also just recently finished a collaboration for his upcoming second album currently in the works with a Houston area Indie Artist named Tex T by way of League City, TX. In all of his music, Shank B uses his past mistakes, pain and the knowledge gained from

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  • 6 N Belmont Production
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 21-22. Bandcamp │ Facebook │ Twitter Record Label 6 N Belmont Production is coming out with their debut album for the first time in 2013. Cuban DVenci (on the left), Guiseppe Myartt and Octavius The Rebel (on the right) are the Artists on the label. They’re making a major impact on the East coast with their different styles of Hip Hop. Guiseppe Myartt released his album in 2011 called Nex Level. With his smash singles "All In' and "Keep It Moving", he has been flooding the streets with his political views on society, and his views of everything in the world. The album got 300 downloads on its release. You can catch his video “Nex Level” on YouTube @ 6nbelmontvideos. Cuban DVenci is more of a 90’s style commercial Artist. He has already dropped his album Da DVenci Code early in 2012 which had 500 downloads on his first release day. His smash singles "You Know" and "Go Head" are making their way through

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  • TC Thompkins: Bringing the Music to the People
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Pages 55-58. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=2215 Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Email by Kitty Y. Williams T. C. Thompkins has over 40 years experience in the Music industry as an Entertainment Consultant and Radio Specialist. He established his company, “Thompkins Marketing“, after leaving the position of Vice President of CBS Records now known as Sony Music where under his leadership, Epic and Associated Labels had been the number one urban label in the world for three years running. He helped in the development and serviced as COO of GP Production, the birth place and home of the “New Jack Swing”, Teddy Riley, Guy, Today, and Wrecks N Effect. As result of his experiences in the industry and his close association with some of the music industry’s Icons and Legendary Performers, he was encouraged to begin his consulting company. Thompkins Marketing has become known as

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  • A Unique State of Mind
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    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 36-38. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Soundcloud by Enoch Williams Hip Hop Music is a young man’s sport. The older Artists become, the more susceptible they are to becoming irrelevant to youth of the culture, which are the targeted demographic. Because of this, I am always on the look out for the next young star who has potential to sit on the throne. The other day, I thought about which underground Hip Hop Artists are buzzing now. I thought about Houston’s own, Kirko Bangz and his monster hit “Drink In My Cup,” that is currently sending shock waves throughout the country. I was hooked once I heard his melodic overcast mixed with his southern drawl. However, I was interested in hearing a younger voice than the twenty-two year old flowologist’s; someone who is the product and embodiment of over thirty years of Hip Hop. I searched through a few trusted websites and found a mixtape that was

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  • Meet the Artist: Fitz Roy G.
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    - As seen in the July/Sep 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 1. by Kitty Y. Williams Several people have been asking me about the sexy avatar on the cover of the first two issues of The Indiegator magazine. Her name is “Kitty the Indiegator” and she was designed for me by my long time friend, New York native Fitz Roy G. who currently resides in Houston, TX. Years ago Fitz mentioned to me his desire to draw comics and I used to get so excited when he would show me his portfolio with all the characters he’s drawn and is trying to develop for his future comic books. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I already knew he was a talented Musician, but I had no idea he was also talented in this line of art too. To my knowledge, I had never before known anyone personally who drew like that. His coloring skills are so amazing and real! My father draws very well and I used to, or could if that’s where I wanted to focus, so I really respect the art of being able to create

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  • The MrBugz Review: J-Bugg aka Logic
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    - As seen in the July/Sep 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 55. Spoken Word │ Gospel │ Hip Hop Atlanta, GA Official Website by Austyn "MrBugz" Jeter From the beginning of time, humans have expressed themselves through music. The power of a song can pull on emotions in every way possible from provoking laughter to compelling a person to tears. Persuasive lyrics can tell a story so strong that a listener might feel they have actually witnessed the Songwriter’s heartfelt experience, or thoughts of a similar situation may be brought to mind. Logic is that Songwriter. He provides an insightful look at the call of the streets and the struggles of everyday life. The desperation of criminals generally reflects in their crimes. Knowing both extremely underprivileged as well as extremely successful people has opened the mind of Logic to think on a global level, not just on how he grew up. It’s not always greed that possesses a person to turn to crime; sometimes it’s mere

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  • Music Review: T-A-Z
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    - As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Page 55. - Article Short Link: Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ BlogTalkRadio │ Myspace Hip Hop/Jip-Jop by Austyn "Mr Bugz" Jeter T-A-Z has been producing and writing music for 16 years and writing novels for 30 years. He has produced music for many different artists including Jerry Hairston, Ronald “Smooth Sounds Smoot”, Regina Morris, Miss V, G. Wright and N.T. Poet. T-A-Z is also writing Shay Diamond which is a black female super hero comic book (due in stores this summer).  The music that is associated with him is called Jip-Jop. A term Smooth Sounds coined because of the Jazzy Plus Hip Hop Flavor entrenched in the music. The subject matter of the music from being the first black President of the USA (2 years before Obama) to reversed where the majority of the racks had a reversed element in them. Also T-A-Z is responsible for 100% of the lyrics and music for Miss V’s five albums, Jerry

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