Abel Sanchez was born in the Bronx, and raised in Paterson, NJ. Ever since he was a kid his favorite pass time was listening to the radio and imitating his favorite DJ's. Soon after getting turntables and a mixer as a gift from his dad, his passion for playing music had him DJ-ing parties. Before long he was playing in local NJ clubs. But it wasn't the same as being on the radio. So Abel enrolled into The Connecticut School Of Broadcasting, upon graduating, Abel got his start at WKTU where he was a phone-op/producer. It was there that he established a friendship with Broadway Bill Lee and his wife, Beth Bacall. Abel wasted no time in absorbing all he could from his mentors, and soon thereafter, Abel landed an On-Air gig at WAWZ/STAR 99.1 NYC, where under Beth’s tutelage he quickly became an established personality taking his air shift from 21st place to a tie for 4th in the Arbitron ratings.
In 2004 Abel was an A.I.R Award nominee for Mixshow DJ of the Year. In addition to his on air talents his production skills did not go unnoticed as he completely re-imaged and rebranded the station. These abilities caught the attention of Jarad Broadcasting who recruited Abel to be the voice of "The World Famous" WLIR as well as becoming the afternoon personality for sister station WBON 98.5 "La Fiesta" In addition, Abel was Production Director for all three Jarad Broadcasting Stations WLIR 107.1, WBON 98.5, WDRE. When given the opportunity to join WNYZ/Pulse 87.7 staff Abel did not hesitate!
The "Harlem Shake" craze has gone full-tilt in recent weeks. If it isn't the freestyles or incessant trolling, it's the backlash from Harlem residents who feel the song disrespects their culture. Either way, Baauer has scored a viral and commercial hit with his "Harlem Shake."
Yet according to a report in Monday's The New York Times, former reggaeton artist Hector Delgado and Philadelphia rapper Jayson Musson are seeking compensation from Mad Decent Records, claiming that Baauer used their voices without permission on the song.
In the report, Delgado's former manager, Javier Gomez, told Delgado he was on the song. Musson got a call about it in February from a former rapping partner. According to the New York Times, negotiations are ongoing between Mad Decent, Delgado and Musson.
Redfoo and SkyBlu, the uncle and nephew duo known as LMFAO, upset the music/dance world this morning when word starting spreading the two are breaking up.
"I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years," Redfoo, 37, told News.com.au. "And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of like forcing it all the time."
Redfoo, whose real name is Stefan Kendal Gordy, is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. He added that he and SkyBlu, (real name Skylar Gordy) were going in "different directions" and didn't know when they'd reunite again to make music. The uncle and nephew team first began performing together in 2006, releasing their debut album Party Rock in 2009.
But it's just a break for the two so they can work on separate projects. Redfoo has been coaching tennis and plans to create a line of tennis clothing, in addition to continuing with his solo musical work, he said in the interview.
He has been commissioned to come up with a tune for the New England Patriots. "I'm actually working on a song for them, because they asked me to write a song for their season," he said.
He still plans to always be "making some kind of party music," and he'll still see SkyBlu, even if it's only at family holidays in the near future.
"I think that we naturally just started hanging with two different sets of people, two different crowds, but we're always family," he said. "He'll always be my nephew, I'll always be his uncle."
Video of the Year
WINNER: Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
Best Female Video
WINNER: Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Katy Perry, "Part of Me"
Beyonce, "Love on Top"
Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"
Granted, this story comes only from the Sun, so take it with a tiny grain of salt, but to be honest we'll take any chance to talk about Katy Perry's boobs.
We first gawked at the, er, kinetic lingerie during a screening of Perry's new docu-flick, "Katy Perry: Part of Me," which shows the 27-year-old singer performing on her 2011 tour in a shiny candy-inspired outfit complete with twirling peppermint candy-shaped pasties. (FYI, Perry also has the peppermint logo tattooed on her ankle.)
The outfit definitely looked great as Katy, who says she once wanted a breast reduction, trotted it out night after night. But sometimes beauty -- and peppermint boobs -- are painful.
The insidious bra quickly claimed a victim: Perry's hair, as the singer reportedly explained to the Sun: "My hair got caught in the wheels of my spinning peppermint bra and began to coil around and around. I'm forced to just go with it so, by the end of the song, it looked quite like I was licking my own tit. What a girl does for her art."
That alone is enough to worry Perry's insurers, who are so afraid that the brassiere will cause her to pull a muscle -- and have to cancel performances -- that they've reportedly banned it from any future shows.
This rumor seems a wee bit shady, so we've reached out to Katy's publicists for confirmation. But if it is true: RIP, good peppermints. We hardly knew ye.More
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