A huge thanks go out to everyone at Interscope and HOT 97 for turning to S.I.N. and 353WESTNYC to serve as the location and to help host their recent Angie Martinez "In Studio" Session with French Montana leading into the release of French's new album EXCUSE MY FRENCH. Special thanks to Interscope's Nino Cuccinello, Brian Gray and Karen Rait as well as HOT 97's E Bro, Karlie Hustle, Jessica Toribico, Janki Patel, Michelle Jimenez, Dom Nero and their crew for the opportunity and their hard work in putting this event together.
KBFB's Mark McCray takes a walk on the Saints side as his passion for Music keeps him on the successful road to recovery from his recent surgery. Mark has let little time past and remains on top of the Music that is active and newly released in the marketplace (see his picks in this week's Usual Suspects) and even did a air shift to demonstrate he was still on his game.
Capitol's Dennis Reese, Joe Rainey and team grab a blessing for living it up at Top 40 securing the #1 Most Added at the format with Jennifer Lopez "Live It Up" as over 80 stations come onboard upon Impact. - Extended thanks go out to Dennis for reloading us with some tunes for the weekend.
Congratulations to IDJMG's Sean 'Pecas' Costner who was recently named Executive Vice-President at Def Jam.
RCA's Jeff 'JR' Rizzo earns himself a SINner status and is on probation with Vinny the SIN although he and his team had a great week with Labrinth's "Beneath Your Beautiful" picking up over a dozen New Adds including Z100 (thanks Jessie), the song Vinny The SIN predicts will be the Ballad Hit of the Summer.
WDZH's Tim 'Rayne' Rainey gets rained on for working Vinny the SIN on an early nomination for this year's S.I.N. Awards only to cross the line... now you're walking on thin ice.
Lightning strikes Promotion Reps who try to "bait and hook" to get radio stations to jump onboard records sooner than the stations need too... which can have an adverse effect on the songs' long-term development and growth at the stations.