Ali Tomineek // New Music Article

Wednesday, September 26 2012 | Article

Fresh Talent: Ali Tomineek!

With insane punch lines and fast rhymes, Ali Tomineek brings a new feel to the hip hop scene and is rapidly becoming a Youtube phenomenon!

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Article by Arionna Jai (@livingtru)

Hailing from Surprise, Arizona is 15-year-old rap sensation Ali Tomineek! Ali began posting Youtube videos of himself in his bedroom just two years ago! In that short time Ali has managed to rack up close to 24,000 subscribers, and over 4 million video views for his original freestyles and a few 'covers' from some of his favorite artists. Ali’s channel isn’t your typical music channel. Every video is fun, interactive and highly entertaining. Some of the videos consists of skits that include actual family members, and sometimes Ali starts off with quirky intros in his videos. You’ll even catch him acting as different characters before rapping, then “snapping” himself out of the video at the end.

This past July Ali dropped his official mixtape cleverly entitled, “February 30th.” A day that he created specifically for his fans as a day to listen to his music. The mixtape consists of eighteen tracks two of which are bonus tracks. And, he's also completed a comical song entitled “Turkey Sandwich,” a collaboration that he did with his brother Shaun D. Not only does Ali rap he also plays piano, edits his videos, and produces his own music. Ali credits Drake and Wiz khalifa as two of his favorite artists, and although his expertise can be compared to these artists, he is definitely in a class all by himself.

It’s refreshing to find such a young artist that can blaze each track with immaculate flows that consists of real content, without the use of profanity. It should come as no surprise that the young generation is dominating today’s music industry. Ali is another young artist added to that list. will definitely keep an eye on Ali as he continues to progress and take the world by storm.

Click here to download Ali's mixtape “February 30th.”

Check out the latest dance craze by Ali Tomineek the "Ellen Dance!" Submit your video before September 29, 2012 to be a part of the contest!

Subscribe to Ali Tomineek's Youtube channel!Follow Ali on Twitter and "Like" his Facebook Fan Page here!

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Article by Arionna Jai (@livingtru)

Zendaya // Art & Soul Festival Article

Sunday, August 5 2012 | Exclusive

Live Review: Zendaya and Poplyfe Band - Oakland Art & Soul Festival!

Zendaya and Poplyfe Band grace the stage at the Oakland Art & Soul Festival!

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Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Zendaya Coleman, actress, singer, dancer, and one of the stars from the Disney Channel's hit show Shake It Up, performed at the Oakland Art & Soul Festival on August 5, 2012. Coleman, along with Poplyfe, the new sensational pop band from Oakland CA, and former contestants of America's Got Talent gave a very rollicking performance.

The show was amazing to see to say the least. Poised and focused and prior to the show, Zendaya and Poplyfe were in the zone while on stage rehearsing for the hundreds of fans who were expected to attend. At the onset of the show the atmosphere was laid-back, and the energy was calm, almost mystical. The camaraderie between Zendaya and PopLyfe was evident, and their professionalism was fascinating to watch. This is not to put a lot of added pressure on them, because, hey, they are young folks! But what witnessed was a very good - a very real example of what showmanship should be.

zendayaThe show started on time and the energy level had now gone from calm to over the top excitement! Girls and guys were clamoring to see Zendaya and PopLyfe perform. Girls were crying and trying to get close to the front of the stage, guys were yelling and everyone, including the adults, seemed to be singing Zendaya's new hit single, Swag It Out. As you looked around you could see that there were no more seats available. People were lined up outside the gates and around the entire area of the Main stage. There was a feeling of exuberance that resonated throughout the festival. If you missed this show, be sure to catch the "Swag It Out Tour" where Zendaya Coleman is strutting her stuff, engaging the audience, and exuding with gratitude to her fans. This girl is a never ending cyclone of talent and entertainment smarts. Keep rocking it Zendaya!

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Photo property of Poplyfe Band.

Photo Credit: Arionna Jai

And, lets not forget the effervescent PopLyfe Band! They were putting the 'moves on' by way of dancing and singing. And, they too were highly anticipated judging by the young girls shouting out their name. These guys are skilled craftsmen with a funky cool style and a smooth demeanor. They were very entertaining and delightful to see. When they rehearsed their steps on stage you could see that it was like second nature to them. These guys have got some magical talent. . . Could it be because they are related to the very talented Soul/R&B group, "Tony Toni Tone" family? Uh oh, "Tony Toni Tone" has done it again!

Be sure to check out Zendaya and the Poplyfe band on their Social Networks!

You can connect with Zendaya Coleman @Zendaya on Connect with PopLyfe at: @PopLyfe_Band on

Article By Blu Vells (@Bluvells)
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Austin Mahone // Update Article

Tuesday, September 11 2012 | Exclusive

Featured Artist Update: Austin Mahone!

From his very first interview at to signing a seven figure Record Deal with Universal Music Republic, Austin Mahone is definitely the man of the hour!

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Photo(s) Credit: Getty Images / Austin Mahone
Article By Arionna Jai (@LivingTru)

In just a little over a year, Austin Carter Mahone has taken the music scene by storm. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas with dreams of making it big in the music industry, Mahone set out on a remarkable journey that would eventually make his dreams a reality.

You may remember Austin from his very first interview at when he spoke about his love of music and respect for Justin Bieber . . . In a very short time Austin has gone from making Youtube videos of himself singing in his bedroom, to performing for thousands of fans all over the country! Now at the age of 16, Austin is taking the world by storm with 2 new singles from his untitled debut album, over 1 million Twitter followers known as “Mahomies” and a seven figure record deal with Universal Music Republic. Not to mention the release of his first Official Music video for his Summer smash hit, “Say Somethin!”

In a matter of months Austin has sold out concerts from New York to Los Angeles, he’s managed to sell over 100,000 copies of “Say Somethin’” on iTunes, and has performed with some of today’s biggest pop stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Lambert, and Boys Like Girls. Austin credits his family as well as his fans for being his biggest supporters. In his interview with us he stated that his ultimate goal would have to be making a successful career from music, traveling the world, seeing new places and possibly working with his inspiration Justin [Bieber] in the future.” It looks like the future came much sooner than perhaps he'd expected. Austin recently had the opportunity to meet Bieber during his visit at Elvis Duran and the Morning Show this past June. Could there possibly be a collaboration in the future? We can only hope!

Austin is a “tru” example of what it means to follow your dreams. When asked what he would tell other kids wishing to pursue music he said, “I would say to go for it! Never ever give up on your dreams, and to sing or play your instrument like nobody is listening." He went on to say, we all have haterz and we just have to ignore them because they're probably just jealous, or upset with themselves and are probably taking it out on you - block them out and look at your awesome comments that say you're amazing and live your dreams because they know you will make it someday, that is what keeps me going." Awesome advice from an awesome young man! is so proud of you Austin and we wish you the most success in your career! Be sure to check back frequently for more updates on Austin Mahone!

Check out the Official video for “Say Somethin’” by Austin Mahone right here!

Click here to read Austin Mahone's very first interview right here at!

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Photo(s) Credit: Getty Images / Austin Mahone