Sunday, November 30, 2008

United Front Company Holiday Specials!!!


Stop by our store, 318 Squire Road, across from the North Gate Shopping Center!!!

Book Worms:
3 books from J-Rock publishing... $25 (a $35 value)
5 books from J-Rock Publishing... $45 (a $55 value)
J-Rock EBook downloads... buy 4 get one FREE


Fashion Lovers:
2 $20 shirts for $15
2 $20 shirts 1 $8 hat 1 pair of sunglasses for $25
3 $20 shirts, 1 $40 sweatshirt 2 hats for $75


Musicians:
2 hours of studio time for $40
4 hours studio time for $100
(Studio time is valued at $50 p/hour)


Tobacco Products:
1 $20 pipe 4 screens 1 blunt wrap 1 pack of Smokeclear for $20
1 $20 pipe 1 grinder 1 pack Smokeclear 1 blunt 4 screens $45
1 $45 pipe 1 grinder 2 pack Smokeclear 5 blunt wraps $100


The Music lover:
Five CD’s $30, a $50 value
Combination

1 book from Jrock publishing
1 $20 pipe
2 $20 shirts
3 1$8 hat
4 2 cds
4 $2 hrs studio time $120.00 a $210.00 dollar value


Support Independent Music and Publishing!!!

Support Local Art!!!


unitedfrontcompany.com

Stop by our store, 318 Squire Road, across from the North Gate Shopping Center!!!

New United Front Company Video!!! 318 Squire Road Revere, MA

Saturday, November 29, 2008

United Front Company MixTape!!! Fame 5!!!


Fame 5!!!

Purchase the hottest MixTape in the Boston Area!!!


1) Intro - Ivonne
2) Keep on - M-Dot, Genevieve
3) Balance of Culture - O-RY-N, J.L.A
4) Hot Baahs - O-RY-N, Narkotik, Y-not
5) I Hope Tomorrow - Boston's Finest
6) Speaker Beatdown - Abyss, Narkotik
7) We Shine - Narkotik, Genevieve
8) Speak Softly - Abyss, O-RY-N, Genevieve
9) Here's to Us - Boston's Finest, O-RY-N
10) Little by Little - M-Dot
11) Walk Witt Me - Boston's Finest
12) Alone Remix - Skitzo, O-RY-N
13) It's Ugly - Y-not
14) Gasoline Harmony - Abyss, Sir B
15) Be Myself remix - Narkotik, O-RY-N, Genevieve
16) I Stand - Relevance, O-RY-N
17) Poetic Road - Sir B, Narkotik
18) U Ain't Gotta - DZ Tha Gift
19) Skit (What R U Writing?)
20) Telephone Game - Arobi, O-RY-N
21) Herbs - Genevieve, O-RY-N
22) Against the Grain - Sir B





Sunday, November 16, 2008

Madden 2009 Tournament!!! This Friday!!!


Madden Tournament

318 Squire Road
The United Front Company

Bring Your Game!!!

This Friday November 21, 2008
5:00 P.M.

Food and music!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

For rapper M-Dot, hustling pays off



By Martin Caballero
Friday, November 7, 2008

The hustler has become a hip-hop stereotype that almost every rising rapper uses to describe himself.

But it’s hard to think of a more appropriate description for Michael Januario, also known as M-Dot.

If there’s a club owner, promoter or hip-hop fan who hasn’t heard his name by now, Januario is working ceaselessly to change that. M-Dot is set to play more than 60 shows this year at venues from Cambridge to Las Vegas to Italy - all of which he’s booked himself. He’s also been recording and editing new material at his studio in his parent’s Lynn home, where he lives.

If M-Dot seems overworked, it doesn’t show.

“I’m not going to lie, I don’t trust anyone else doing it,” he said. “It’s like someone who gets a pain somewhere but doesn’t get it checked. I’m used to doing it myself. I love the misery of it. Not the misery, but the end result of it is better than me waiting on somebody.”

It’s that passionate, maybe even obsessive drive that has taken M-Dot far in the two years since he committed himself to music full-time. Like any self-respecting hustler, he’s built his reputation on an aggressive self-run campaign of shows, mixtapes and industry networking. His responsibilities range from posting fliers to Web design to coordinating recording sessions. Anything he doesn’t do himself doesn’t get done.

“I performed in Pittsburgh the first time for around five or six people,” he said. “88.9 WERS wouldn’t believe it was me on the phone when I used to call in and request my own songs. Now this past year I did Vegas three or four times, Pittsburgh four times and New Jersey twice just from me calling them and calling them. Opportunity knocks for everyone, you just got to be there to answer the door.”

The strategy has been working. M-Dot counts veteran Boston artists Krumbsnatcha and 7L as friends and collaborators on his forthcoming album, which - no surprise - he plans to distribute himself. He’ll also be opening for national artists at Harpers Ferry two weekends in a row, beginning tomorrow with New York lyricist Cormega.

M-Dot’s work ethic can be heard in his music:

“This rap gets me jaded, I hate it but I never quit/If I did I’d only be forever regretting it/So I keep writing and fighting/I might end up writing the diamond igniting those who need to be enlightened,” he raps on one track.

M-Dot’s style is true to his personality: genuine but not patronizing, real but not trying to act hard.

“I tell my mom I’m going to be in the Herald for positive stuff, not for shooting or stabbing anyone,” he said.

M-Dot’s working for something other than money or even fans. Like most ambitious people, he defines success on his own terms: In his case, it’s making him and his family proud.

“I feel like I’m not doing enough,” he said. “I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. My mom comes home after working her (rear end) off, and I’m a rapper? I’ve got to continue to do things and get bigger and bigger and bigger.”

M-Dot, with Cormega, at Harpers Ferry, Allston, tomorrow, 18-plus. Tickets: $18; 617-254-9743.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tribute to Edward Hopper


Hawk Eyes


Three remain, I serve with no name,
the only diner still open.
A lonely man silently weeps,
a couple dreams of love, hoping.

All of their coffee is ice cold,
apologizing for hours.
A hand she does not want to hold,
she will not accept his flowers.

I listen to the friends argue,
the bright lights flicker when they swear.
Their anger towards each other grows,
sense the end of their bond is near.

My back aches from standing all day,
the dishwater has aged my hands.
“It is time to be on your way”
finally, everybody stands.

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Take On The Allen Iverson Trade



Man, you have to give it to Joe Dumars. He wants to win and he is not afraid to take chances. The Pistons could have stayed with the team they had and they probably could have had a very successful year, but in all likelihood they were not going to win the championship. This moves gives Detroit exactly what they have always needed, 4th quarter scoring. Sure, Billups is known as Mr. Big Shot, but that’s all he was good for, one shot. Allen will give Detroit consistent 4th quarter scoring and he will help big time in the free throw department.

Look, in my opinion, Allen Iverson is the greatest little man scorer in the history of the game. No one his size has ever put up his scoring numbers. Yes, he’s getting older, but he’s also hungry. The development and quick progress of Rodney Stucky also factored largely into this trade. He’s being groomed as the future PG and if things don’t work out, Iverson is in the last year of his contract and both sides can part ways at the end of the season.

All-Time Leaders - Points

Point Leaders
RK PLAYER AMT
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2 Karl Malone 36,928
3 Michael Jordan 32,292
4 Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
5 Moses Malone 27,409
6 Elvin Hayes 27,313
7 Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
8 Oscar Robertson 26,710
9 Dominique Wilkins 26,668
10 John Havlicek 26,395
11 SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 26,325
12 Alex English 25,613
13 Reggie Miller 25,279
14 Jerry West 25,192
15 Patrick Ewing 24,815
16 Charles Barkley 23,757
17 Robert Parish 23,334
18 Adrian Dantley 23,177
19 Elgin Baylor 23,149
20 ALLEN IVERSON 23,044
21 Clyde Drexler 22,195
22 Gary Payton 21,813
23 Larry Bird 21,791
24 KOBE BRYANT 21,691
25 Hal Greer 21,586

As far as Denver goes, they know they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. They gave up their only defensive player Marcus Camby over the summer for basically nothing to save money. Denver has been kicking themselves ever since getting rid of Andre Miller. Billups will be productive in Denver, but I don’t really see him as a George Karl uptempo player.

Joe D took a chance on Rasheed Wallace a few years back and it resulted in a championship. Can Allen Iverson provide the same payoff?

I believe he can….

Sunday, November 2, 2008

SO ... WHAT IS THE UNITED FRONT COMPANY?



The United Front Company is an underground artist community located on 318 Squire Road in Revere, Massachusetts. The United Front is a networking hot-spot where artists of all different genres work together to support, promote and expand each other’s work. We call it the Artist Jump-off. It’s a place where rappers, rockers, DJ’s, producers, poets, publishers and photographers all mingle with each other and offer valuable connections and resources to one another which have been built up by the individual artist throughout the years. On a typical day at the United Front you will find some of Boston’s most talented musicians recoding tracks inside of The United Front’s high quality recording studio. You will also find talented painters and sculptors who display their artwork in a gallery geared towards local art. You will also find unique fashion and gifts at the United Front Company which are currently not available anywhere else in the area. On various nights throughout the month, The United Front Company hosts Hip-Hop open mics, poetry readings, art shows, photo shoots, as well as mixed martial arts and dance classes. In addition, the United Front Company has established a youth oriented program which helps to encourage and build careers of young artists from both the North Shore and Boston area, as well as keeping them away from temptations that the streets offer. Some of the more experienced musicians and writers help the younger kids with song lyrics, vocals and production. The young people gain valuable experience on what it takes to succeed in the music industry. They also learn other valuable tools which are often overlooked such as stage presence, learning methods from experienced performers on how to captivate and control different types of crowds. The United Front Company also books and promotes shows for its artists all over the East Coast. If you are a musician who is looking for venues to perform and show hard work and commitment, the United Front Company will get on shows and possibly even as a featured headliner! If you are an artist looking for exposure of the art which you create, the United Front Company is the place for you!

WE FEATURE an ART GALLERY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (BUY AND SELL) MENS AND WOMENS CLOTHES PROFESSIONAL RECORDING/MASTERING STUDIO PUBLISHING AND DISTRIBUTION SHOWS AND PROMOTIONS MUSIC FOR SALE SMOKE SHOP BOOKS

We are an artist jump off that constructs as well as supports local art and it’s creators.
Everyone involved with the UFC is an artist as well and produces shows all over the East Coast.

We are UNITED to Create, Expose, and Celebrate Art.
 
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