Exposed Magazine February 2010 Edition
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GSNJ RADIOIAMTHE INDUSTRY
Danny HolmesMixed martial arts
Calvin BooneMedia Xtraordinaires
Eric GalarzaInfinity g35
Roades KICK ASS ROCK
GAMESPEAK peter Wodarczyk WHATS HOT G-Status
Orale cabrones! Welcome to the first, and hopefully not the last edition of Exposed Magazine. I was getting pissed, because local media wasnt really covering area performers and artists, so I decided to take el toro by the horns, and do it myself.
The mission of this magazine is to cover the undeground, the not so mainstream, people that live next to you and me, that are doing amazing things.
I wanted to take a few lines to encourage everyone to donate what you can to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti. I always wondered why things like these always happen to the people who are already struggling as it is.
Anyway, I hope you support this magazine and dont hate. We are high school dropouts that wanted to do something positive for the fellow upcoming musicians, artists, extreme sport athletes, comedians, filmmakers, models, photographers and anybody out there who is gettin it in.
If you would like to suggest someone worthy of gracing the pages of this masterpiece, dont hesitate and email us at [email protected]
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rising Stars uncovered
Finally, the much anticipated secret gadget from Apple has been revealed. Months and months of speculation about the features of this tablet made the hype even big-ger online. Not bad for a product no one officially even knew existed.
Well now its here and its called the iPad. The name has already un-leashed a stream of jokes relating it to a womans monthly visitor protec-tion, so feel free to join the fun.
As predicted, the iPad is essential-ly a giant iPod Touch: aluminum-backed, half-inch thin, with a 10-inch screen surrounded by a shiny black border. At the bottom, theres the standard iPod/iPhone connec-tor and a single Home button. It will be available in models ranging from $499 (16 gigs of memory, Wi-
Fi) to $830 (64 gigs of memory, Wi-Fi and 3G cellular). The cellular signal will be provided by AT&T for $15 a month
(250 megabytes of data trans-ferred -- think e-mail only) or $30 a month, unlimited. Amazingly, those AT&T deals involve no contract. You can cancel whenever you like. And since this thing isnt a phone, you dont have to worry about dropped calls; youre paying exclu-sively for Internet service.
The iPad features a web browser, an email client, a photo app, iTunes, iPod app, video playback, app store,
and iBooks, which is an application geared towards e-book readers.
A lot of Apple fans are excited about the iPad, and others are very disappointed. Some were expect-ing a front facing camera for video conferencing with facial recogni-tion that would load a persons profile on startup. Others thought its would run a sort of mobile OS X operating system as opposed to the iPhone operating system.
Just how revolutionary the iPad will be has yet to be determined.The hopes are that the iPad will do for print media what the iPod did fior the digital music industry.
WHATS HOTWhats not
The advances in technology and the growth of the Internet in the past 20 years have made filmmak-ing more accessible to the masses. Websites like Youtube, UStream, and JustinTV has made it possible for upcoming filmmakers to share the visions and creativity. Calvin Boone, born and raised in Cumberland Coun-ty, New Jersey, has been evolving as a filmmaker since his younger days
What first got you inter-ested in filmmaking?I remember when I was young, I was a movie buff. I would try to figure out the plots of the movies
I watched. I would also listen to music such as 2-Pac and Biggie Smalls and envision their videos.
What are some influences? In movies, I like Hype Williams, Spike Lee, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron among others. In music videos I like Joseph Kahn.
What kind of equipment do you currently use?I currently own two Canon XL1s, which I edit on a Mac using Final Cut Studio.What projects are you currently involved in?
Im currently in pre-production for an artist documentary. I am also producing a series of dance bat-tles, plus I am filming social events.
Where can people find more information about your services?They can visit my website www.mediaxtraordinaires.com, they can email me at: [email protected]
Calvin BooneMedia Xtraordinaires
Cool name, where did it come from? Roades? Haha that came from the two founding fathers (myself, Devin Tuso and Jacob Agronsky). We happened to be watching the tube and came across some credits roll-ing and the name Roades came up and so it began.
Who are the members in Roades?Devin - Lead Vocals, Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Writer, Composer.Peter (December) - Backup Vocals, Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Composer.Tim - Bass, Troop - Drums (Thunder)
What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
Well, we try our best to stick to plain classic balls to the wall RockNRoll but, every once in a while well throw a metal or classic rock song in. We try and use a lot of Jake E. Lee style guitar chords mixed with some mild Van Halen soloing, plus throw in some 80s Black Sabbath in there and some teeth metal and youve got us! haha. Dio is a major singing influ-ence as well.
How long have you known each other? How did you meet?Well as we go threw so many band members weve not known each other too long but most of the musi-cians in Roades were referred to me (Devin - Founder) by women I know or friends Ive met over the years.
When was the band formed? What inspired your style of music?Well Roades was forged in the summer of 06 by myself and Jacob Agronsky (Original drummer and co-founder), and basically our lives and times inspired our tunes (as most artists) Are you signed to a re-cord label? Are you a member of any music organizations?No sir, nothing, hopefully soon but youve got to crawl before you walk. This is our time to write our best and prepare ourselves for the future.
Where have you per-formed? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Man weve been all over Gods green earth playing every venue, birthday party, party, and show we can snag. Gigs are tough to get and when theres no cash for a manager youve got to know how to beat through the cut-throat com-petition. We just had an awesome show at Hangar 84 in Vineland last week.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? All songs are written and com-posed by myself mostly, lead guitar parts and bass parts are spiced up by Tim and December. I write about everything and anything I think people ought to hear. The message that ought to be deliv-ered. Whether it be a lesson that should be learned or a wrong that should be made right. Thats what people are failing to do these days, deliver that message. Thats what were all about.
Do you think these topics will change over time?Never. This band was made for two purposes: To change music. To Deliver.
How is your music-mak-ing process?Most songs start out as a guitar riff but, if I had to tell you how I wrote my songs, Id say theres no meth-od, no formula, none but Inspirado.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music to-gether?Our music has only gotten better and more complicated since weve started. New members means new influences on their part, everybody brings their own little something to the table.
What has been your big-gest challenge as a band? Finding gigs is the biggest chal-lenge for us. Weve got the pack-age. We just need a delivery truck.
Whats your ultimate di-rection for your band?A lot of bands out there, lets face it, they scream their lungs out, play a blast beat, throw a break down in, and say they wrote a song. I once heard a line that stuck with me, and thats Wheres the song? (Alice Cooper). Thats what I say to myself when I go to a show, and thats the last thing a guy should have to say after watching a band. At least 5 people come up to us and say Man you guys just play the music and de-liver the message. you sing clear and I can actually understand the guitar and drums, something I rarely see. Rocks not dead. Were here to deliver the song, the goods, the Rock. RockNRoll lives on through us and its about time its struck again in the hearts of youth. Were here to bring it all back.....even the hair.
What advice do you have for upcoming bands?BE YOURSELVES. Dont play what everybody else is playing. Play what they dont. Be as different as you can be while being yourselves. Dont change to get the crowds, the crowds need change.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?Your main source to count on is definitely here, myspace.com/Roades12. Weve got all our news up there, shows, how to get tickets, etc. Just check out our upcoming shows and come up to us and ask for a demo, theyre there for the taking! haha.
Any last words?Dont stay in a rut with music, ex-pand. If it sounds good to you, lis-ten to it. Dont fear change, encour-age it. Rock is everyones music, spread the love and support local and original artists because without your support, there is no music.
Traveling through a myriad of farms and evergreens, I arrived to the City of Bridgeton located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. With the sun slowly fading behind the hills surrounding the Cohanzick River Waterfront as our backdrop, I sat down with Brian Smith a.k.a The Industry.
Why did you choose to call yourself The Industry?I chose this name because it doesnt categorize me in the normal hip hop box, and it allows me to make music for all fans of music whether its a movie soundtrack, theme song, rock, pop, rnb, or hip hop. The industry also describes my business mind, entrepreneurship, and capability to be a CEO, Executive producer, host, founder, and entertainer in the reality show industry, talk show industry, movie industry, and fashion industry. The name allows me to be creative with my business plans, marketing plans, music, and my approach when presenting my projects to resources, record label executives, investors. etc... I Am The Industry
In your music, who are your major influences?I consider my music to be Hip Hop. As an artist, my major influences are artists like Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Big Pun and Jada Kiss. As a music mobile/ entrepreneur, my major influences are artists such as 50 Cent, Jay Z, Sean Puffy Combs, Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Will Smith and LL Cool J.
for more information: www.iamtheindustry.com www.myspace.com/iamtheindustrie www.tweeter.com/iamtheindUStry
Where have you performed? Do you have any upcoming shows?I have performed in venues in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, as well as in area universities & colleges. In 2010, I have a few performances with THISIS50.com, Desert Storm, and Respect The Grind Entertainment. For exact dates and locations you can check out iamtheindustry.com.
Are you currently signed with a record label or belong to any music organizations?At this point in my career, I am not signed with any labels or belong to any music organizations.The options are out there, but Im still visualizing which path is the right one for me to focus on. This year I will make these decisions a top priority in my career.
Are you the main writer of your music? What are your topics about? How has your craft evolved over time?I write 98 percent of my songs. I recently chose two original tracks with hooks already on them. I will NEVER let anyone write my lyrics, maybe a hook here and there but never my lyrics.. I take pride into my lyrics and i put my heart, mind, and soul into the pen and the pad. The main themes or topics for most of my songs are the females, the club scene, and inspirational. I had the opportunity to experience the street life, the college life, and now a professional life, so I feel that my music will help encourage others to follow my path. In all of my songs I preach maturity, success, positivity, fun, the negatives of the street life, the positives of education, respect
for self, and all of the above. Behind the metaphoric lyrics, dope beats, and catchy hooks lies a hidden positive message. I do not think my topics will ever change because encouraging others to become successful and enjoy life is what I live for. Therefore, the message in my music will never change. I will always have females songs, club songs, and inspirational songs. The only thing that may change is the maturity of the lyrics as I mature and experience new things in life.
How would you describe your music making process?I can honestly say that an instrumental track is my best friend forever. The track actually talks to me and I respond with a pen and a pad. As soon as I hear a dope track, I instantly come up with a concept and a style to the hook. After I develop the concept and style, I begin to fit the lyrics into the style (rhythm). Then I create a catchy 8 bar after hook and song
format. Whether it be a two 12 bar verse, pre hook, and after hook or simply 3 hooks with three 16 bar verses. I often like creating new formats with two 12 bar verses when I create songs. The final stage is simply creating a new style for the verse and then writing the verse. This might sound like its complicated but to a great artist this comes natural like walking and running. Depending on the environment and topic and concept of the song this process usually takes me between 25 minutes to 60 minutes to complete.
How has music evolved since you began making music?Different styles of music are like trends, they come and go. Thats why it is so important to create your identity as an artist, so you dont fade when the style of music you are following fades. Artists who create there own category of style, music, and image are usually the artists that remains relevant when music evolves. I created my
own image, style, and music so no matter how the game evolves. I will always be able to create my own category in the game.
Besides your creativity in your music and image, what separates your from other artist?What separates me from the rest of the artists is my personality, my ability to entertain, to promote, event plan, and creativity with marketing plans. Another thing that sets me apart is my entrepreneur mind set. I am currently the founder & CEO of a Non-Profit Performing Arts Program for at-risk high school students. My program is in the process of developing a reality show pitch to present to sponsors, donors, tv networks, and major film producers. What separates me from the rest is that i am simply The Industry. I am music, mobile, and entrepreneur who just happens to be an artist.
Whats the ultimate direction for your music?My ultimate direction is to literally change the world with my music. I am determined to bring the definition of cool back. Steve
Harvey said, Us, as an African American culture went wrong when we replaced cool for being hard. Back in my day we dressed for women so the females can look at us and feel nice about us. Nowadays, these dudes dress for dudes. Pants sagging, 6x
t-shirts when you wear a medium, boots not laced, and bandannas under your fitted, is not dressing for females. That dress code is designed for your boy to look at you and say yeah that look hard and gangster. Now, artists dont want to smile on album covers any more. We lost the definition of cool, so now, we dont even know how to talk to a lady the correct way and the new mistake of the ladies is accepting hard. Since we dont know how to talk to the ladies, we call them out all of these names and degrade them in our music and videos. African Americans are the only race who degrades there own kind in videos and music. Again, my ultimate direction is to change the World and bring the definition of COOL back. Make its cool to mature, be educated, dress professional, dress grown & sexy, and still be from the hood.
Its almost time. You remem-ber your first descent into rapture. The present. The letter. The crash. Jack swam up struggling to get air. A purse and jewelry passed by him onto the ocean floor. Or so he thought. You remember the sights and sounds. The electricity running through your veins. The cute yet deadly little sisters. The low guttural roar of an approaching big daddy. But, most of all you remember At-lass maniacal laughter as his true purpose and identity was revealed.
Now we take a bathysphere into the dying city once again. This time around you play as a big dad-dy. But not just any hulking behe-moth, the first one ever. Of course
this gives you plenty more perks than last time. You are equipped with a drill and another hand to shoot plasmids with. It has also been reported that the rivet gun will be like the original Bioshocks pistol. Plasmids work a little differ-ently now too. You will notice that your plasmids change with each upgrade. For example, at first your incinerate will be a simple fire-ball. But, with each upgrade it will evolve into a continuous stream of flame. Among other new features, dual wielding with weapons and plasmids has been added.
More things added include, being able to explore the ocean floor. There will be no enemies in
these segments. New enemies are also entering the fray. There are new big daddies equipped with ba-zookas. It is unknown if they will be accompanied by little sisters. The main new enemy is the big sister. She watches over the little sisters and appears when you are about to harvest or rescue one. Interestingly, the big sister was one of the sisters you freed from the original game. She felt that she needed to return to rapture. Now, she kidnaps little girls and turns them into little sis-ters. She is trying to return rapture to the metropolis it once was. Thats all I have for now. I will write more as I find more information. This time Rapture seems to be a whole other playing field. Can you survive?
GAMESPEAKWhere games do the the talking
The first MMA events can be dated back to 648 BC in Greece. The Greeks created Pankration, a combination of two Greek words: pan, which mean everything or more, and kratos, which means strength. The sport, which was a mixture or wrestling and boxing, was one of the most popular events in the Olympics.
With the rise of the Roman Empire, Pankration began to see a decline and this gave way to other sports such as boxing and wrestling which became more popular within western countries.
Fighting with a mixture of different
martial arts made its comeback to the world stage thanks to a Brazilian family. The modern history of MMA is linked closely to the Gracie family.
Nowadays, MMA is a high-performance sport, with a number of fans, which triples every year that passes.
Southern New Jersey has seen its own explosion of MMA. Liberty Boxing, located in Turnersville, is a fairly new training facility that is grooming one of the areas most talented MMA gladiators, Danny Holmes.
Danny Holmes, a fighter from Washington Township, is training hard to get his championship belt as a light heavyweight and become the next Amateur level title holder.
Since an early age, Danny knew he was born to fight. - Ive been fighting all my life. Its something I love to do. I have a twin brother and we wrestled and fought all the time. I dont know if this is what I was born to do, but so far, its what I feel I was born to do.
On February 27th, Danny will be fighting in the main event for the Asylum Fight League 26, to be held at the Trump Marina in Atlantic City.
Ready to Rumble
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