NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Design Station International, Inc. (OTC Pinks: LDSI) announced today that Hip Hop superstars Fat Joe and Pistol Pete have joined the growing list of accomplished artists that are endorsing Backstage Vibe™. Both rap artists believe in the vision of Backstage Vibe™ and understand the power of helping artists become multi-dimensional.
"What an honor to have two talented artists like Fat Joe and Pistol Pete want to be a part of what we have built. Artists these days are entrepreneurs, not solely singers or songwriters trying to sell their latest single. These talented artists are interested in creating clothing lines, starring in movies and producing beverages. Backstage Vibe™ is here to help them make those ambitions a reality," stated CEO Janina Ramos-Cabera.
Artists, producers, promoters, fans, and music aficionados can pre-register for the innovative social music site at www.BackstageVibes.com. Pre-registrants will receive 2 months of the service FREE when the full site goes live on August 15.
About Fat Joe:
Latino rapper Fat Joe (aka Fat Joe da Gangsta, Joey Crack, and his real name, Joe Cartagena) was raised in the South Bronx area of New York. It was through an older brother that Cartagena learned the ways of the street, as well as discovering rap music via the sounds of such groundbreaking artists as Theodore, Funky 4 + 1, and the Furious Five. Eventually going by the name of Fat Joe, the rapper secured a recording contract with the Relativity label in the early '90s, resulting in the release of his full-length debut, Represent, in 1993 (which spawned the single "Flow Joe," peaking at the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart). Two years later, Fat Joe issued his sophomore effort, Jealous One's Envy, which included a cameo appearance by KRS-One as well as production contributions by the likes of DJ Premier, L.E.S., and Domingo. Around the same time, Fat Joe appeared on LL Cool J's big hit "I Shot Ya" (along with Foxy Brown and Keith Murray) and collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon on a track from the "Envy" single, called "Firewater." By the late '90s, Fat Joe had switched record labels (signing on with Atlantic) and tried his hand at other non-musical career ventures such as opening a clothing store called Fat Joe's Halftime, a barber shop, and a fashion line, FJ560. In addition, he signed a production and distribution deal with Atlantic Records and Mystic Entertainment (which he ran with a partner named Big Greg). 1998 saw the release of Fat Joe's debut for Atlantic, Don Cartagena, which featured cameo appearances by the likes of Puff Daddy, Nas, Raekwon, Big Pun, and Jadakiss (the LOX), following it up in 2001 with Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.), which included contributions from Ludacris, Petey Pablo, M.O.P., R. Kelly, and Remy. Loyalty followed in 2002, and All or Nothing arrived three years after that. The raw Me, Myself and I from 2006 found the rapper on his own Terror Squad imprint, which was distributed by EMI. His second album for the label, The Elephant in the Room, appeared in 2008. Greg Prato, All Music Guide
About Pistol Pete:
Pistol Pete has been active in the Hip Hop industry for over 11+ years in all aspects. A lyrical MC with make you think punchlines, creative song patterns and good vibes is one of his top fortes. Not only an artist by lyrics, "Pistol" Pete Heinz pka is also an established Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer with over 60k albums sold with his name in the mixing spot. Pistol has worked with more than a handful of top artists/producers/and industry heads and worked on projects ranging from Midway Games to commercials for local businesses. And that's not all, other attributes of the industry Pistol Pete has worked in: Photography, Radio Promotion, Artist Development, Live show setup/management, Live Mixing, Online Advertising Campaigns, Performer, Camera Man (video), Merchandise Manufacturing/packaging/sales. Pistol Pete has not yet released a solo album but very soon you will be hearing more, so stay tuned.
About Life Design Station International, Inc.
Life Design Station International, Inc. (LDSI) is a music-inspired corporation. The Company empowers artists, producers and other music professionals to reach millions of potential customers. Life Design Station International, through its Internet-based division, develops and directs an innovative global social platform allowing artists from the U.S. and the world to interface collaboratively in order to promote, produce and sell their musical artistry. LDSI's Backstage Vibe™ provides a leading-edge, secure and user-friendly environment for the sale, distribution and securing of world talent from one source.
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