Far East Movement hits it big on Power 106FM!

A good friend of mine, Carl Choi, is the manager of Far East Movement. They are the top Asian American hip hop band! To help support more Asian American artists making it in mainstream music, please start voting for them on Power 106FM in LA!

They are #4 on Power 106FM Los Angeles!!!!

Their song “You’ve Got A Friend” is #4 Tonight on Power106’s Top 8 at 8 Countdown!

Please keep voting and spreading the word and text 69106 at request FM LIL ROB BABY BASH – You’ve Got A Friend

or you can vote online at http://www.power106.fm/countdown/top8at8.aspx

and for the top 4 at 4




Storyline Designs Presents The VudooSoul Tour 2007


Storyline Designs Presents The VudooSoul Tour 2007

Tour to Kick-Off Oct. 26 in Charlotte, NC

New York, NY – October 8, 2007 – In the weeks leading up to the release of his highly anticipated second album, R&B sensation and American Idol finalist VudooSoul will take the show on the road with an exciting 6-city tour. Each high-energy date will feature fan favorites, “Lover Come Over,” “Infatuated,” and “Oh Too Late,” as well as current hit “Lazy,” and other never-before heard cuts from his new album due out Winter 2007. VudooSoul will be accompanied by his star-studded band, representing some of the country’s elite jazz/R&B musicians hailing from Boston, New York, New Orleans, & Japan.

Presented by Storyline Designs | Events by Kym Pham, a newly-launched event planning company with a growing clientele of artists, the VudooSoul Fall Tour 2007 will have continuous interaction with its fans as it passes through each city. Its website will feature exclusive content, including a daily tour blog from the road and photo galleries posted by the team and fans alike.

“VudooSoul is one of my favorite singers to watch live not only because of his amazing voice, but, more than that, his PASSION. We lack passion in our society and every time he’s on stage, he moves the crowd,” states Paul Kim, Founder and Executive Director of Kollaboration, a Pan-Asian talent show that propels talent into the limelight of the music and entertainment industries. Be sure to check out Kollabor8tion next February at the Orpheum Theater in downtown LA.

“As a talent show producer of eight years, one thing I’m always looking for is: Does the performer MOVE people? Ask any girl in the audience after one of his shows if they want to take him home and they will say ‘yes’. VudooSoul proves Asian men are sexy. As I always say, it’s not about size, it’s about surprise,” he continues. “If you haven’t heard VudooSoul sing yet, you will. His voice carries far and will bring him to your city soon.”

Indeed it will.

In the past, his music has already found its way not only to venues in every major U.S. region, but also internationally, in places such as Hong Kong. This fall, The Vudoosoul Tour 2007 will kick off on October 26 in Charlotte, NC and will wrap up in New York City on Halloween. Full details about the first ever VudooSoul Tour, including dates and tour stops, are available on MySpace. For the cities the VudooSoul Tour 2007 does not reach, you can request your city to be added to the next tour at storylinedesigns@gmail.com or simply be on the lookout for news about The VudooSoul Tour 2008!

Don’t miss getting a taste of what American Idol Judge Randy Jackson meant when he confided in VudooSoul that he had “never imagined a voice like THAT coming out of a body like yours!”

And neither will you.

Below is the schedule of tour dates for the VudooSoul Tour 2007:

Friday, October 26 Charlotte, NC UNC Charlotte Lucas Room
Saturday, October 27 Durham, NC Carolina Theater
Sunday, October 28 Abermarle, NC Stanly County Agri-Civic Theater
Monday, October 29 College Park, MD UMCP Nyumburu Cultural Center
Tuesday, October 30 Carlisle, PA The Depot at Dickinson College
Wednesday, October 31 New York, NY The Bitter End

For more information: www.vudoosoul.com / www.myspace.com/vudoosoul

Kym Pham
Event Stylist, Storyline Designs

Asian eXcellence Awards on E! Entertainment TV tonight!

For those of you who missed the monumental Asian eXcellence Awards, it will be airing mainstream for the first time tonight, Thursday, May 24th at 6 PM EST (3 PM PST) with a one-hour special on E! Entertainment.

Please support and watch the show so we can have more Asian American programming on television. Also check out the hottest Asian American stars in the entertainment world being recognized and honored.

Viet Model Project are doing things right

There has been a rise of Vietnamese beauty pageants these past few years. From local to national to international pageants, the Vietnamese American community sure has a thing for beautiful women.

We had the opportunity to talk to the guys from one of the latest projects called the Viet Model Project. 25 of the most beautiful Vietnamese women in the world will compete in hopes to gain mainstream spotlight, a national magazine spread, and a $10,000 grand prize. If you think you have what it takes to become a model and want a once in a lifetime opportunity, it’s not too late. Register yourself at www.vietmodelproject.com before April 15th! Mark your calendars because the main event will be held on August 18, 2007.

If a modeling career isn’t your deal, Miss Vietnam Global is the best beauty pageant out there. With over 5000 in attendance last year, this first-class beauty contest has some of the most beautiful Vietnamese women in the world. A $20,000 cash prize is given to the winner. Applications are due on March 31st. To find out more about registration, click here. The main event will be happening on June 30, 2007 in Las Vegas.

Unsigned Tila Tequila goes #2 on the Music Video Chart

There are probably only a few of you out there who do not have Tila Nguyen, aka Tila Tequila, on their friends list on MySpace. The once model-turned-musican has gained popularity by having MySpace’s most popular profile. She has released her first single “I Love U” this past Tuesday. She is counting on her nearly 1.7 million “friends” to help her become the first unsigned artist in history to land on the Top 20 Billboard chart.

Well, as of today, she has made it #2 on the Music Video Chart (behind Fergie) and #52 on the Top 100 Music Chart. Incredibly, she has enough loyal fans that are supporting her. How about that, a Vietnamese American in the top charts in the music industry. Two Vietnamese Americans have broken into the entertainment scene by winning television contests: Dat Phan (Last Comic Standing) and Chloe Dao (Project Runway).

“Hell… even make #1!” she says on her blog. The Toast of MySpace Tries the Music Business.

International rap star Jin gets ready to release his new album “ABC”

Rapper extraordinaire, freestyle champion and former Ruff Ryders artist Jin is preparing for the release of his new album, ABC– which stands for “American Born Chinese.” The album is a musical biography of what it’s like to grow up in America while still staying true to his Chinese cultural heritage. Thus the interesting title of the album and the unusual album cover that provides snap shots from his childhood. ABC is one of the most ambitious albums of Jin’s career- it is rapped exclusively in Cantonese!

Jin says that even though the album is not in English he feels that the theme of the project is universal and will appeal to hip hop heads everywhere. Jin explains, “It balances where you were born with your heritage. There has never been an album like this and no one Chinese American that has ever done it.” Besides cementing his place in the global hip hop scene, and showcasing his bilingual rhyming ability the beats on the album are some incredible beats. All of the production on ABC is by LA’s Far East Movement, a production team that provides an amazing backdrop to the album with a classic hip hop sound and fat drum tracks. Of course the record is chock full of Jin’s clever, trademark lyrics, with songs that detail his love and passion for rap music, his career road blocks, Hong Kong, the current fascination with Bathing Ape, a plethora of other topics and even a Dim Sum anthem.

Most hip hop fans are familiar with Jin from his consecutive winning streak on BET’s 106 and Park. He rhymed his way into the hearts of millions and went on to become the freestyle champion of “Fight Club” coming home with cash prizes and more. Jin released his debut album The Rest Is History, and sold 200,000 copies worldwide.

With MTV Chi, MTV Asia, MTV China, MTV Taiwan, and MTV Hong Kong coming on board to support the project and debuting the video for ABC, Jin has the potential to not only reach not only his fans in the U.S. but also 100s of millions of Asian fans.

The album will be released by Crafty Catch, his company with partners Carl Choi and Kamel Pratt, in conjunction with Raptivism Records. Imperial Records, the new urban marketing division of EMI/Caroline will provide marketing support.

For more info please visit www.abcjin.com.

Craftyplugz started out as an up and coming management company founded by Kamel Pratt in 2001. Jin knew that CraftyPlugz was the perfect home to nourish his talent so after little debate he signed on as their first client.

Catch Music Group (CMG) is here to create the next generation of world icons. As pioneers of the industry, CMG works exclusively with talented artists who share its vision in creating ventures that impact audiences on a global scale Founded in 2003 by entertainment entrepreneur Carl Choi, the company serves their clients with the best business practices based on innovative strategies, global achievements and timeless appeal. CMG is well known for their music production and live show performances by the Far East Movement.

Imperial Records is a label and artist development division that is a part of Caroline/EMI. The company is designed as a catalyst to help develop new labels and as a breeding ground for new talent. Imperial will work closely with emerging artist to make sure that each project is successful. The label group will market and promote each release all the way from the grass roots level to the top of the charts. Some of the services that Imperial will provide include publicity, radio promotion, street team promotions, sales management, product management and on-line marketing. Imperial will also handle additional resources to urban artist within EMI’s major labels in the United States, including Capitol and Virgin

Raptivism is an independent urban label founded in 1998 by Vincent Merry and Rishi Nath. They are known for discovering underground artist and releasing critically acclaimed music rooted in social and political consciousness. Raptivism’s earlier releases include landmark albums from Dead Prez, Zion I and Shabaam Sahdeeq. Raptivism has an existing catalog of over 25 CDs and DVDs.

In response to Rosie O’Donnell’s “Ching Chong” remarks (see article below), Jin has a new song called “You’re Fired” feat. Donald Trump. The song can be heard on his website www.abcjin.com.

Also, Yellow Perils made a song in response to Rosie O’Donnell, tooo, that is posted on YouTube.

For more information contact:
Zenobia Simmons