New York radio personality Angie Martinez went to the police on Friday, December 9, in order to get some protection against a stalker. The man, named Emanuelito Torres-Delgado, has been stalking Angie for quite some time. He was even arrested for showing up to Power 105.1's New York offices in September of 2015. Martinez told the NYPD that Emanuelito Torres-Delgado, 55, has been posting hundreds of threatening posts on all of her social media accounts since August. Authorities are currently looking into the matter.
Rap veteran Slick Rick has teamed with music industry executive/veteran Wendy Day to produce a new audiobook “How To Get A Record Deal.” The book was written by Wendy Day on behalf of her organization, the Rap Coalition, which educates rappers, singers, and musicians on how to build a sustainable career in the music business. The pair have been friends for many years and when Slick Rick realized that Wendy had a book to help artists, he decided he wanted to be the voice of the audiobook. "Wendy Day is one of the people I've trusted in my career," Slick Rick told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "She gives it to you straight and she gets the job done. We share a passion for helping artists excel." "How To Get A Record Deal" is broken down into 26 chapters, which are also featured in the audiobook version. Both products explore a number of topics including, how to monetize music, dealing with record labels, the types of record deals you should sign, 360 degree deals, how to market to fans, and more information on what you need to succeed in the music business. For more information, check out IWantARecordDeal.com.
Atlanta rapper, Young Thug will head to Australia next week for his debut performance at the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Festival organizer, Jerome Borazio told a local radio station they had been chasing Thugger for quite some time and they recently managed to lock him down. Other artists on the lineup include Nick Murphy, Tame Impala, Luca Brasi, Gang of Youths, and others. The tour kicks off on January 21 and runs until February 5. Click here for more information.