Tha Kracken! coming to MediaTech Dallas- Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Tha Kracken to MediaTech Institute Dallas! He will be guest speaking on Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM! Please find his bio below:

When you look up the definition to the word “Chameleon” you very well may see the name “Tha Kracken!” The hard work that Tha Kracken put into his Chameleon styled production has paid off as he has found himself working with nationally known artists as Mya, Jermaine Dupree, Jagged Edge, Cherish, Lloyd, Young Joc, Bow Wow and Omarion, KeKe Palmer, Pleasure P., and Lecrae. The multi-talented producer considers himself an music producer who can “go in and do it all.” That includes writing, arranging, and actually playing the music. Tha Kracken learned to play every instrument he could because he thought that all music producers did so.

His official entry into the music game began with his first placement on Jermaine Dupri’s “Young Fly and Flashy”  From that point came more success with the single for Jagged Edge “Good Luck Charm” which was nominated for a American Music award for best R&B Favorite R&B/Soul Band, Duo or Group RIAA certified Gold. Single. He is responsible for the 2006 summer smash “Do It To it” by Cherish that was certified gold by the RIAA.  He also received an ASCAP Pop Music Award in April 2007 for most played song. Summer 2007 everybody was singing the catchy and memorable hook to “Coffee Shop” Yung Joc’s first single off his second album Hustlenomics. Fall 2007 all the ladies were being crooned to and mesmerized with Bow Wow Omarion’s first single “Girlfriend.”  Off of there best of the best world album Face Off.   Spring 2008 Tha Kracken continued to add to his resume by lending his production talents to Pleasure P’s Debut album, and in 2009 Mac 10’s Single “So Sharp.”  In 2010 he teamed up with Reach Records to give them a more mainstream sound for the fast rising Christian Hip Hop genre.  He made Hip Hop History with Reach Records’ artist Lecrae who released his album “Rehab” selling over 25K in the first week and  was #17 on the BillBoard Top 200, #1 on the Christian and Gospel Charts, #1 on the independent Charts, and #5 on the Rap Charts. These Billboard numbers have never been achieved by any Faith Based Christian Hip Hop artist.  In 2012 he lent his production skills to Lecrae album “Gravity” which sold over 70K albums in the first week charting at #1 on the BillBoard Hip Hop Chart.  He has worked with every artist signed to the Reach Records and as a collective have sold well over 500K albums, receiving 2 Stella Awards, and 1 Dove Award.  

Platinum Albums

“Now Thats What I Call Music 23″

Gold Albums

Lloyd “Street Love”
Jagged Edge ” Jagged Edge”
Bow Wow/Omarion “Face Off”

Gold Single

Jagged Edge: “Good Luck Charm”

Grammy Nominations
Karina Pasian: Best Contemporary R&B album
Bow Wow/Omarion: Outstanding Duo or Group
Lecrae: Best Gospel Rap/Rock

Dove Awards

Lecrae: “Rehab Overdose”
Stella Awards

Trip Lee “Between Two Worlds”
Lecrae  ”Rehab The Overdose”

Cherish “Do It To It”


Memorial Day Mash Up!!!

Memorial Day MASHUP presented by Modern Misfitz
@ the Elm Street Bar in Deep Ellum.

A cool spot 2 land on May 31st at 8pm!!!
Local stars, drinks and music…
Plus a $100 footlocker giftcard raffle!!!

Doors open at 8pm
Performances start at 9pm
$7 after 10 it’s $5

Hosted by: HoneyMonroe Bry Jones

Performances by:
C. Polk
Franco Perry
Mike Mula
Charles K.
Groove Bumps
Modern Misfitz

Happy 64th Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Stevie Wonder Birthday
Stevie Wonder Facts

Birthday: May 13, 1950

Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammy Awards held by a solo artist with twenty-two titles and released over thirty top ten hits during his career.

He suffered from retinopathy of prematurity, which caused his retinas to detach and he became blind. He signed with Motown Records when he was eleven years old.

He released the hit song “Fingertips (Pt. 2)” when he was thirteen and his album, Songs in the Key of Life, was ranked 56 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the top 500 albums of all time.

He married Syreeta on September 14, 1970 and, after their divorce in March 1972, he married Kai Millard Morris on September 1, 2001.

He played harmonica alongside Barbra Streisand on her song “Can’t Help Loving That Man,” which appeared on The Broadway Album.

George Lucas 70th Birthday today!

George Luca Birthday

George Lucas Facts
Director, producer, and screenwriter who created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founded Lucasfilm.

He wanted to be a race car driver growing up. His debut film was American Graffiti from 1973.

His estimated net worth was $3.9 billion in 2013 after he sold Star Wars to Disney.

He married film editor Marcia Lou Griffin on February 22, 1969 and divorced her in 1983. He remarried to Mellody Hobson in 2013.

He cast Scottish actor Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Careers in High Demand


We live in a world where Multimedia Arts plays a role in everyday life. Driving to work, we listen to the newest songs humming from our speakers. We see familiar faces of celebrities on our television screen as we watch our favorite shows at night. We spend hours a week on our iPhones, adding pictures to social media sites and downloading the latest and greatest apps.

Behind the glass screen of the beloved electronic device, hands-on training and hours of hard work make possible the entertainment that we, as society, continue to enjoy. From the broadcast room in sports arenas, to the Mac Pro at a film production company, and the sound and control room of churches, application developers work hard behind the scenes to continue to bring multimedia entertainment right to our fingers.

In fact, the multimedia industry is booming with opportunity and careers. Based on statistics gathered from the Bureau of Labor, multiple salary sites, career services coordinators, and temp agencies; Mobile Applications Development and Multimedia Careers are becoming one of the top overall jobs to have. As the demand for graphics, animation, and similar features grow, so does the opportunity for someone to obtain a job in that industry.

So how does one who has always dreamed of producing music, owning a studio, creating mobile applications, designing animation for a video game, or editing a film get involved? Training and education, of course.

MediaTech is ideal for this type of training because we allow a student to focus on their goal without the distraction of “required courses”, such as English and Math, which four-year universities would necessitate. Class sizes are small, allowing students ample opportunity to get to know his or her instructor and arrange one-on-one time as needed, and real training from professionals with experience. MediaTech offers a year-long, extensive hands-on learning environment with the digital tools you need to succeed.

MediaTech is working towards one goal: assisting the student towards success and moving on to a job in the Media Arts industry. Whether it’s developing the next big social media app, producing Jazy’s multi-platinum album, creating animation for an action-packed video game, or editing videos for the local production company; the time to start a career in this industry is now.

Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College of Music

Jimmy Page Doctorate ’Music has so much power across so many avenues,’ guitar legend says as he receives degree


This weekend was a grand one for honorary doctorates. On Friday, the evening before Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree in humanities from his alma mater Howard University, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page received a similar honor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

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“What a spirit there is here,” the guitar legend said in his brief remarks after receiving the doctoral degree in music at the 7,000 seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. “Music has so much power across so many avenues. To be in a position to do the thing you’re best at, which is making music, and bringing joy and pleasure to other people, it can’t be much better than that. I wish to pass that on to all of you. Congratulations with your degrees and lots of success in the future.”

Berklee also presented honorary doctorates this year to R&B songwriter Valerie Simpson, jazz pianist Geru Allen and American Music Program youth jazz orchestra founder Thara Memory. Past honorees have included Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler and Annie Lennox.

“It’s truly an honour to be the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate at Berklee as the music of America has been a primary driving force in my early years and pivotal to my musical development,” Page said in an e-mail to Rolling Stone when the degree was announced in March.

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