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SpyderD Launches Heat Seekers At NBA All Star Weekend

Newtroit Launches Heat Seekers At NBA All Star Weekend

Newtroit Records teams up with Osiris South Records and The Legends Of Basketball To Benefit LA area school kids while launching digital EP on iTunes on Saturday, February 19th, after NBA Dunk Contest

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PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 11, 2011 – Newtroit Records Launches New Music and Honors NBA Hall of Famers
“Legends Meet Legends” in Music and Basketball

February 11, 2011, (Atlanta GA & Los Angeles, CA) – Newtroit Records hosts the launching of “Heat Seekers Volume I” compilation campaign with a Heat Seekers Love iTunes EP release party - “Love and Basketball NBA All Star Skate Jam in conjunction with The Legends of Basketball "NBARPA" on February 19, 2011 at the World of Wheels Rink in Los Angeles. Newtroit Records is “where legends meet legends” but are also producing the “legends of tomorrow”. The EP release party is an extension of that philosophy as the evening pays respect to notable basketball hall of famers then and now and spot lights Newtroit Records newest and groundbreaking artists.

Attending the event and signing autographs is NBA Hall of Fame Center Walt "Bells" Bellamy and cast member of Basketball Wives and former NBA All Star Kenny Anderson. Also expected to be in attendance is NBA Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J." Irving and Fifty of And1 Mix Tape Tour fame. Mr. Bellamy and Mr. Erving are members of the Atlanta Chapter of The Legends of Basketball. Special invited guests are 2011 All Stars and Atlanta Hawks teammates Joe Johnson and Al Horford.

Performing live from the Heat Seekers’ special edition digital EP “Valentine’s Day Love Pack“ are artists Perri Jones (“My Crush”), J Xavier (“Boyfriend”), Martin Parks (“Show Me the World”), Kazual (“Imma G”) with an opening performance by Osiris South Recording Artist "OP" (One Piece), featuring Hitman Dred and a special performance by hip hop pioneer Money B of Digital Underground & Scott Knoxx AKA M.A.S.K. (“Is U Down” featuring NeYo).

Distributed by TMG/Sony Red/MRI, Heat Seekers Vol. I is a twenty-two song compilation with R & B, Hip Hop, Soul and Funk music for the club, the radio, the office and the bedroom. Featuring former Def Jam star Oran "Juice" Jones, Femcee rap legend Sparky D, Digital Underground"s Money B, departed rap legend MC Breed, Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Shady Grady of Parliament and Kidd Creole Of Grandmasters Furious 5, as well as talented up and coming artists Perri Jones, the 13 year old daughter of Oran "Juice" Jones, J Xavier, Martin Parks, Feezy Babey and Doughnut aka Bobby Seales to name a few. Also performing on the album are Neyo, Tre Songz and Day 26"s Brian Angel, David Ruffin. Jr., son of Temptations legend David Ruffin and hosted by radio icon and legendary DJ, Kool DJ Red Alert.

With a history steep in hip hop music and basketball, Newtroit Records CEO, Duane Spyder D Hughes could think of no better way to launch Heat Seekers. A producer, songwriter, artists, former baller and American Basketball Association franchise owner and current director of entertainment for the American Basketball Association, Hughes marries the two to get his point across and the “Love and Basketball NBA All Star Skate Jam & EP Release Party promises to deliver great music, a great old school skating party and a great opportunity to meet and mingle with basketball greats. “I have been very fortunate in my life to be able to actively pursue my dreams in both sports and music. Guys like Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, “Bells” and “Dr. J” were our heroes and DJ’s were always rocking beats at our basketball tournaments so music and basketball have always been a match to me. To be able to have this event during All Star week is a great opportunity to brand our artists and show our love for the greats in basketball” says Spyder D.

"The Osiris South Record family extends its complete support and best wish to Newtroit Records on Heat Seekers. Duane "Spyder" Hughes has assembled a truly incredible list of talent. I along with every other industry executives expected nothing but the best and he has delivered", says Dexter Porter PRES/CEO of Osiris South Records, LLC and liaison to The Legends of Basketball for Heat Seekers Love EP release party.

A Portion of the proceeds from the admission will be donated to Arts-e-cation for The Look, Listen, Learn Educational Software (L3) to benefit local elementary schools.

It all goes down Saturday, February 19th at the World of Wheels Skating Rink, 4565 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Doors open at 10:30 pm. Admission is $20 at the door. Music by DJ Riley.
About Newtroit Records (www.newtroitrecords.com)
In late 1979, Duane “Spyder D” Hughes was a nineteen year old former Eastern Michigan University student, whose hopes for playing college basketball were dashed due to injury, decided to pursue his other passion...music and became the first rapper to establish and successfully launch his own label. Focusing on old school and new school at the same time, the label is now co-owned by Brian Seth Orlow, and Spyder D Hughes. In 2010 a distribution deal with Thompkins Media Group (TMG), who utilize the Sony/Red/MRI distribution network, was established. TMG is headed up by marketing guru TC Thompkins.

About The Legends of Basketball (http://www.legendsofbasketball.com/)
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) strives to develop, implement and advocate a wide variety of programs to benefit its members, sponsors and the community. The NBRPA is the single most fulfilling organization tasked with the goal of assisting former professional basketball players in their future endeavors.

About Arts-e-cation (http://artsecation.com/about/)
Founded by Angela McAfee, Arts-e-cation provides a multi-cultural artistic learning environment with three main components: the Arts-e-cation Village, the Arts-e-cation Curriculum and the Arts-e-cation After School Programs. These three components help to facilitate and develop self-expression, harmony and joy among our youth. This multidimensional cultural literary program taps into the creative potential inherent in every child. The Arts-e-cation, Dream Village, is a nonprofit public benefit charity, incorporated in 2001 as an IRS recognized 501 c (3) organization, headquartered in Los Angeles California.

About L3 Learning Systems (http://avisod.com/education/)
L3 is an innovative messaging system that delivers targeted text and video messages to individuals on demand. Currently used in education, hospitality and the health care industry.

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Newtroit Music Group is a multi-faceted recording company that also distributes music for other independent record labels.

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