Ice Prince, in my view, has come a long way from that immature kid that seemed to just tag along where Jesse Jagz or M.I Abaga went, to stepping out into his own self as a man. I really think becoming a father, albeit unplanned, ranks as one of the best things if not the best thing that has happened to Ice. He finally owned up to being the father, owned his responsibilities and he hasn’t stopped with having me raise my eyebrows and say, “alright then, hmmm I see you, what else you got.” Let’s see. I am liking his push and drive while Audu Maikori and co. do the quiet lifting of helping him build the right industry connections here Stateside to help push his work (here in the States).
I still think there is room for more growth and even more maturity. I also would like to see Ice Prince become even more articulate in expressing himself to the press. I think it would be needed if he intends to break into the US market.
Anywho, short story short, lol! Ice Prince gets a shoutout from rapper Meek Mill who informs us Ice Prince will be performing at the Dream Chasers Sports and Entertainment Summit to be held in Philly. #Goodlook.
Artists, I encourage you to attend these summits and music business conferences/seminars. I have been encouraging the Nigeria Entertainment Award organizers in New York to put something on for our industry for a while now. Hopefully they do so this year. This is a missed opportunity both to educate and also to make money for them, I think.
AML MUSIC BUSINESS TIP: AML Artists, if you have to choose what music conferences to attend in the states, attend music producer conferences. You will meet and network with producers who make beats for some of the biggest names in the industry and they could potentially help you make that hit song that helps you break into mainstream here in the US.
“Dream Chasers Rapper Meek Mill and NBA Cavaliers Dion Waiters announced that on August 30, 2013, they would be bringing in some of the top names in sports and entertainment to Philadelphia for a day of discussions, interactive panels and a mini concert. The event will be held at Temple University of Performing Arts from Noon – 7:00 p.m.
Confirmed Attendees Entertainment
• Dream Chasers Rapper Meek Mill
• Rapper/Business Mogul Rick Ross
• Geoff Gordon ~ President Live Nation Mid-Atlantic
• Cortez Bryant ~ Co-CEO Blueprint Group (Management for Nicki Minaj, Lil
• Music Mogul Master P
• Noel Lee ~ President/CEO of Monster Cable and Monster Electronics
• Award Winning Songwriter and Producer ~ Sean Garrett
• Rapper Machine Gun Kelly
• Jean Nelson (SVP of A&R Geffen/Interscope Records and Head of Producer
Management for Blueprint Management Group)
• Lenny Santiago (Lenny S) ~ Roc Nation A&R
• Julius Erving III ~ Manager for Marsha Ambrosius and Tyga
Confirmed Attendees Sports
• NBA Dion Waiters
• NBA Thaddeus Y oung
• NBA Lou Williams
• NBA Lavoy Allen
• NBA Agent Brandon Rosenthal
• NFL Michael Vick
• ESPN NFL Analyst Andrew Brandt
• NFL Agent Rodney Thomas
• NBA Maalik Wayns
• CBS Radio Spike Eskin”
-Hiphopsince1987 has the full story.