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December 2012

MARCUS BANKS

MARCUS BANKS E2W MAGAZINE

Who would you say your style is similar to?  I don’t believe that my style is similar to anyone else’s, but I have been compared to the likes of: Katt Williams, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Griffin and D.L. Hughley.

Who were some of your influences in the game?  First off, I had mentors like: Omar Thompson, Talent Harris, and Smokey Suarez. And I believe that Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor paved the way for artist like Katt Williams and me.

What is the formula to your performances?  My technique and formula comes naturally. I have a lot of funny friends, and we are just naturals when it comes to “snapping”. I sharpen my skills by battling my friends and somehow that translates into the energy I need to help execute my routines.

How long have you been in the game?  I’ve been in the game for over 2 ½ years.

I’ve researched your resume, and I see that you have performed in over 150 shows.  Yeah. Give me 4-5 minutes and I will do my thing.

What do you bring to the game?  I am new; I am original and humble. I like to chill on my level and bring the new generation of comedians out. Just like the rap game, you got Wiz Khalifa. In the comedy game, you have Marcus Banks.

What projects have you been a part of?  I have done “THE DEAN’S LIST COLLEGE TOUR,” and  “THE 24 CITY TOUR”, just to name a few.

Tell the people about growing up and did your environment influence your material?  It was hard. My mother had three children and she was a single mom. She gave us everything that she could and almost everything that we wanted. She tried everything in her power to help us succeed.

Tell me about, “REFUND CHECK” I checked out the promotional blog and it was dope! But I have to know, “do you really have a 2 year old son?”  Actually, I did that joke because, in the beginning of my career, this female that I know came out of nowhere! She was claiming that she had a child by me. The kid was a year old at the time, and I was  “dead broke.” It was around INCOME-TAX season, so I claimed him as mine. But later, after a DNA test I found out that he was not my son.

How can people follow you?   “Like Me” on, FACEBOOK (MARCUS BANKS). My website will be out in January of 2013 and I have a DVD, “REFUND CHECK” coming out this summer. They can also follow me on, Twitter- Mbanks914

Marcus Banks- Comedian/Host/Actor/Radio personality
www.MarcusBanksComedy.com
www.SKLiveradio.com
Facebook.com/Mbanks914
Twitter.com/Mbanks914
Youtube.com/914Mbanks

 


ARTICLE-MORPHEUS ENTERTAINMENT

MORPEUS ENT. E2WMAGAZINE

Sean, a.k.a. D.J. Morpheus is one of the founders of the household name, which the world knows as MORPHEUS ENTERTAINMENT. The brand represents Trinidad & Tobago but embraces all cultures and what they offer to help enhance his talents as he has spread his wings to the US. Now based in NJ. Morpheus Ent is a D.J./personality on Caribbean Zone Radio. Specializes in D.Jaying, Promotions, and Production needs in Caribbean Culture and the

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MORPHEUS ENTERTAINMENT

MORPEUS ENT. E2WMAGAZINE

Morpheus Entertainment, the D.J., the producer, and the Brand.
Sean a.k.a D.J. Morpheus Ent is one of the founders of this household name, which the world knows as MORPHEUS ENTERTAINMENT represents Trinidad & Tobago but embraces all cultures and what they offer to help enhance his talents as he has spread his wings to the US. Now based in NJ. Morpheus Ent is a D.J./personality on Caribbean Zone Radio. Specializes in D.Jaying, Promotions, and Production needs in Caribbean Culture and the U.S..

Morpheus is proud of the launch of his own Internet radio station and official website www.djmorpheusent.com. This is the place where you can listen to the best music 24/7, download his mix tapes get interactive, check out event pictures, videos and a lot more.
Along his journey the question has been ask numerous times, “where did the name come from?” The name Morpheus was not chosen from the movie, “The Matrix”. In 2001 while surfing the web he stumbled across the name. Morpheus stands for- a Greek God known as the God of Dreams. The name was found to be quite appropriate because Morpheus entertainment has big dreams.

Through diligence, commitment, discipline, sacrifice, and hard work, the brand would strive, survive, and achieve great success. Morpheus Ent has grown considerably in confidence, skill, knowledge, creativity, and popularity and is ready to take it to the next level whereby Morpheus Ent would become a household name and a positive, profitable business organization.

Morpheus Ent has travelled to several states like Brooklyn, New York, Florida, Maryland, Washington, and Pennsylvania to name a few also frequently visiting his home of Trinidad where he D.J’s for Carnival celebration. He has participated in this annual celebration for the past several years. Working hard on what it would take to be one of the most requested D.J./Producers around.
With all of this being said Morpheus Ent. would like to thank all those who he has encountered in his journey. The good and the bad is what makes him bigger and better.

ARTICLE-NO SLEEP FOR DENO

DENO BOTTLES UP NO SLEEP INC E2WMAGAZINE

Confident, driven, smart, and entertaining are some of the characteristics that best describe founder of NOSLEEP INC. “Deno.” Deno started the business in the Bronx years ago with his partner DJ Supreme. The dynamics of the No Sleep Inc. consists of party promotion, artist management, event planning, and a radio show. Anything worth having takes a team effort the starting players in this conglomerate…

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NO SLEEP FOR DENO

NO SLEEP INC. E2WMAGAZINE

Confident, driven, smart and entertaining are some of the characteristics that best describe founder of No Sleep Inc “Deno”. Deno started the business in the Bronx years ago with his partner DJ Supreme. The dynamics of the No Sleep Inc. consists of party promotion, artist management, event planning and a radio show. Anything worth having takes a team effort the starting players in this conglomerate includes: DJ Ashthru, DJ Noe, and DJ Castro whom also contribute toward promotion of No Sleep Inc. Deno was inspired to pursue this endeavor due to his family involvement in music both his mother and brother were musically gifted. It was a natural feeling for him to pursue music, which was always engrained in his mind; the two genres of music he favors are R&B and Hip Hop. Deno expressed that the most challenging aspect of starting an entertainment business is garnishing branding and marketing your brand in a way that would assimilate support thereby, increasing your fan base.
Deno has managed to achieve this triumphantly he had planned and executed such events as album release, mix tape and general parties. Deno has collaborated with such talented artists the like of, Juelez Santana, Jadakiss, Angela E, Tyga, FYCB, Fred the God and most recent Rob Browz. What sets No Sleep Inc. apart from other entertainment business is that they are personable meaning that, Deno and his team take the time to interact with guests, he caters to guests guarantee that everyone and anyone will have a good and satisfying experience. The combination of good music, impressive venue and a fly hosts are a recipe for success. Deno had received numerous feedback from people about his events, guests have made comments about “having great time, best time they have ever had in their life when is the next event”. The other components of No Sleep entertainment also include artist management. Currently, Deno has two up and coming Hip Hop artists Boy King and Tania the Angel. Not mention the No Sleep Inc. radio station produced by Deno, the radio station could be found on Matrixstudio.com.
At the moment the radio station is on hiatus and will making its much anticipated return for listeners in March 2013. With an entity as immense and celebrated as No Sleep Inc. comes the pessimists, whom doubt their abilities. Deno silences those individuals by having a positive state of mind the best vindication against non-supporters is to be victorious. Deno states that “don’t talk about it make it happen” this goal- driven attitude is what has propelled his goal. Deno has other aspirations for the business as well for instance: a clothing line, developing an alcohol brand, in addition to venturing into other realms of music like pop, reggae etc. Many of the events Deno creates are held in Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester. Deno not only arranges the events he also chooses the venues and promotes along with his team. In regards to expanding the business Deno foresees organizing events in Miami and Atlanta, he feels there is always room for growth. In order to get in contact with Deno for the multitude of things he can offer, he can be reached at email: bottlesupdeno@gmail.com, twitter:bottlesupdeno, intagram: bottleupdeno and facebook: bottlesup.deno. Deno’s diversity and business savy are some of the reasons No Sleep Inc. has been rising above the competition. BY:CAMILLE FRANCIS

VIDEO-INTERVIEW WITH HOPE HOLLINSWORTH

ARTICLE-DRAYZ IS BACK

DRAYZ E2WMAGAZINE

Do you know Hip- Hop? If you do then you know this intro: Microphone check, micro, microphone checka… Chances are, you know the whole song!
Fast forward. Drayz of ‘DAS EFX’ is still microphone checking, who wanna battle? Anyone wanna battle

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DRAYZ IS BACK

Do you know Hip- Hop? If you do then you know this intro: Microphone check, micro, microphone checka… Chances are, you know the whole song!
Fast forward. Drayz of ‘DAS EFX’ is still microphone checking, who wanna battle? Anyone wanna battle?

Of course I am going to ask what everyone wants to know, “where is Skoob?” Did you lock him in closet or something?

(LOL) No, he’s doing him. He is working on his solo joint. He’s good.

Oh, ok. Now I know you have solo music you are working on and I definitely want to chat about that but as a group what have you guys been up to? Do you have any new music as a group?

As Das EFX, we are always traveling doing shows. We just did Chile, Australia, China, and Dominican Republic. We don’t have any new music out as a group, unfortunately. It just seems like we cannot get the timing right to get into the studio.

Hopefully you guys will be able to make that happen soon. In April, you celebrated the 20th anniversary of your debut album, ‘DEAD SERIOUS’. Congratulations on that achievement. In that time span the industry has really changed. What are your thoughts on the ‘ new’ industry downloading bootlegging etc.?

Thanks. Twenty years flew by like nothing, which is why I’m working like I am now. No time to waste. As far as the changes in the industry, I have no choice but to roll with change. Cant be afraid of change or you get left behind. So, I take full advantage of the Internet, downloading etc. Of course, I miss the days of the ‘mom & pops’ record shops. The whole feel of the 90’s but I adapt to what’s going on today. You have to.

Just for a moment, reach back and tell me, when did you fall in love with H.E.R?

Back in 1979 when my pops used to bring, home records for me like Grand Master Flash. When I heard Planet Rock, I was hooked.
In present time, what do you feel you can add to the culture right now, what is the next step?
I want to add my feel to hip hop as everyone wants to. I want the new guys to hear my stuff and know that I’m still capable of rocking and dropping hot joints. I want the artists in hip-hop to know that we need unity in hip-hop in order to survive. Long gone are the days when artists from different spots on the map toured together. Example, we toured with THE DOGG POUND and THE OUTLAWS back in the day. In present time, I’m focused on my solo music. I have music I must get out.

I see. I listened to your new track ‘ I Luv Hip Hop ‘ and of course, I am going to need every one to hear, ‘you are not playing’. Before we end this, I must ask the question. If you could choose any female rapper to rock beside, who would it be and why?

I would rock with Lauren Hill for sure because of the obvious, she is dangerous on the microphone.

Good answer Drayz and thank you once again.

Your welcome Trae . Peace to all my fans. It’s ShowTime. * You can cop Showtime @ the link below. Support real Hip Hop. Until next time…keep it cute, positive and moving.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/showtime/id573864630 BY: TRACY MILLS

ARTICLE-HOLIDAYS WITHOUT WHILE GIVING BACK

As the holidays approach, much like giving thanks during Thanksgiving, a special time of the year where family gather around a table and share a traditional Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings, for Gold Star Mothers there’s an empty setting which is a reminder of our loss.
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HOLIDAYS WITHOUT WHILE GIVING BACK

As the holidays approach, much like giving thanks during Thanksgiving, a special time of the year where family gather around a table and share a traditional Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings, for Gold Star Mothers there’s an empty setting which is a reminder of our loss. We say grace, much like everyone else, except we embrace the somber reminder of our Heroes, our children and those young men and women who are in foreign countries in the midst of conflict. Men and women who unfortunately will not or have not had the opportunity of returning home, proudly sitting at the head of the table, carving a fresh turkey, scooping up the macaroni and cheese from a glass casserole dish or simply getting the first piece of sweet potato pie, a gathering ensued by laughter and sometimes family games. Nevertheless they’ve carried or carry out their mission and some return to base while others are stationed in faraway places, deserts surrounded by dirt with watchful eyes, sharing the special holiday with their comrades.

And then there is the most spectacular holiday of all. For me it’s Christmas, a time of the year where many celebrations are taking place referencing my belief and faith. There are various other religious occurrences and holidays that occur within the month of December where others celebrate as well, contingent upon their beliefs and faith. Either way we are all left with a memory, but a memory we are grateful to have. One that brings us back to those days where we were a part of the hustle and bustle, in and out of stores to purchase that special gift, that special one thing that your child asked for. We would even go as far as baking cookies for Santa Claus or purchasing candy canes for the tree. At times, families assembled in church giving thanks. Some created small towns, along with trains and train stations which encircled our Christmas trees, a reminder of the holiday celebration.

Our way now in this transitional phase of our lives, the “new normal” as proposed, we give back. We become part of Care Drives, some we develop ourselves, asking for donations of goods during the holiday season, providing that special something that would surely make our Heroes smile. You’ll often find us in huge rooms, with hundreds of boxes surrounding us and tables overflowing with goodies such as candy, cookies, toiletries, books, coloring books, crayons, Christmas cards, Santa Claus hats and stockings, numerous other items and we can’t forget the sweet treat of a candy cane, a reminder of why we’re there. Although our Heroes, who have sacrificed their lives, are not present and here with us, we know they are surely in the hearts and souls of us and their fellow comrades, and what better way to honor them than by providing their comrades with something special, reminding them they have not been forgotten. If we’re not in the middle of a care drive, look for us at cemeteries, where we are laying wreaths or placing flags by thousands upon thousands of soldiers headstones, honoring them for their dutiful service. If not there, we’re involved in various other events or assisting those veterans in hospitals, taking part in their celebrations, or sharing in school functions which cater to veterans children who have lost their mother or father to war.

I asked that you remember those brave soldiers during the holidays, those who have fought and continue to fight for freedom, who have given you the precious state of liberty. It is without doubt, our duty!
Gold Star Mother signing out, Hoorah! BY: HOPE HOLLINGWORTH

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