Thursday, August 27, 2015


Greetings Earthlings
This is truly a state of emergency for you Planet 12 fans
As most of you know, I'm currently in the process of finishing up my "Psychotic Chameleon" album & I truly need the fans to start showing up & showing out more on the social media side. I'm not seeing enough presence & I know we can do better. Life does not revolve around me in no fashion, shape or form but this is an investment in your love for music especially mine
I only have a staff of 5 when it comes to handling Planet 12 business so it's truly gonna take the love and support of all of you on high volumes to achieve what I believe can be a major success for this next album because I'm planning a bigger promo campaign for this one than I did when I put out the 1st album so it's truly gonna take strong visibility of the fans showing up, re-tweeting, liking, talking, using the hashtags, downloading and especially purchasing. Even putting L*A*W or Planet 12 in your Twitter or IG bios help too. I just learned that some of you who claim to be Planet 12 fans haven't even purchased the 1st 2 albums. How that's gonna look if a music exec or just an inquiring potential fan coming to you and asking you what's your favorite song & YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE THE ALBUM. Not being pushy or hasty but We can't win unless the support is there. We accomplished a lot but we still have so much to prove even more now so again, constant support is needed....I go hard for y'all and I do expect that in return because when the smoke clears, you all are gonna be the proud ones to say "WE WERE HERE SINCE IT STARTED"'s your stories that's gonna make the difference in serving notice to an industry that does NOT support indie music. Ask NKOTB & Johnny Gill who put out great albums that would have never gotten noticed if it wasn't for us supporting them since they are no longer on the major labels. Tyrese just recently went #1 on the top 200 Billboard charts with a real R&B on his independent label so again I say.....IT'S POSSIBLE IF WE WORK TOGETHER AND DO WHAT IT TAKES

If it's a movement, we have to act like it & treat as such. For us artists, there are 4 quarters in which we have up until the 2nd week of December to be effective before the industry shuts down so I'm trying to make 5 months count so again I humbly ask.....LET'S GO EVEN HARDER AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO ESPECIALLY BEFORE I LEAVE FOR LONDON

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Concert Review: 'Heart & Soul Tour' featuring Earth, Wind, & Fire & Chicago

When you talk about longevity in the music business, you might think of Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones, but in my case Earth, Wind, & Fire & Chicago define that word. They have been touring, and creating music for more than 45 years! Yes, that is close to 20 more years than I have been on this Earth.

Let's get in to the 'Heart & Sour Tour' shall we? So due to popular demand from the prior 4 tours from these two bands, another one was born.  The amount of hit songs each band has produced over their 45 year career, was probably enough to get fans to buy a ticket to a date, but from previous experience of attending prior tours, it was to be enjoyed.

The concert began with a brief, but awesome trip down memory lane of their hits over the years. Then both bands came out swinging with a collaborative opening of songs from both bands. Upon that, Earth, Wind, & Fire began their set of favorite hits spanning their career.  Despite the age of Philip Bailey, Maurice White, and Verdine White, the show they put on with other younger members is something to rival the newest of act out there today.  Legitimate musicianship and vocals from great bands just adds to a great show.  Chicago followed suit after a brief intermission to keep the show going.

The best part of the concert was the finale of both bands playing their most popular hits.  Everybody FINALLY stood up to enjoy the music. Yes, I don't agree with the behavior of the crowd when the band is older and putting on a great show. Get up, dance, sing along, and enjoy a concert or don't ruin it for others. We ALL pay for tickets!

Enjoying these two bands with my mother was an added bonus knowing how much she adores both bands. If you ever have the chance to catch a show on this tour or any future tours, it's HIGHLY recommended!
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