#ProductionSpotlight: Enoch the Producer and E.O.A. Productions are Up Next

E.O.A. = Excell Over Adversity

In an industry where many are self proclaimed, you occasionally run into several people who can really back up the titles they appoint to themselves.  Queens Native, Enoch The Producer is the Professor X of E.O.A Productions and we had the chance to learn a little about his movement and what he brings to not just hip-hop, but music in the main.  As we sat and approached several topics, with respect to hip-hop in particular, one of the first things that came to mind was “at only 21 years of age, how are you this young with such an abysmal knowledge of music?”  Clearly, you have to love and respect what you do, in order to continuously study it.  Today, the majority of the younger generation, aren’t really aware or concerned with anything besides whatever is trending, however, that’s not the case for Enoch.  Casually conversing, I asked him what producers inspired or continue to inspire him and when he gave me his answer I was surprised.  Quincy Jones!

At that point, I realized this kid is dope and now I understand his boundless and limitless catalog.  Discussing creativity in music and the concept in production, he points out people being afraid to be creative and instead conform to following the formula they assume works best.  Again, trends and whatever’s currently poppin.  When it comes to constructing a beat, it’s way deeper than that for Enoch.  He uses music as his form of conversation and expression.

I’ve always had a love for music.  That love has been enhanced over the years by my eagerness to understand music and how it inspires me to converse through sounds and tones to express my thoughts and emotions.

Using live instruments to pay homage to the greats, you will notice the diversity in his collection.  Whether it’s Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, EDM or Soul, his team has it on lock in every direction.  Not only does E.O.A consist of producers, they also have a talented group of artists, such as vocalists, songwriters, emcees, and even illustrators.

I can sit here and discuss everything I’ve gathered for hours, however, I’d rather let the music speak for itself, just make sure you raise the volume.

 

 

Fed policy meeting: is Yellen turning bullish?

Bullishness is not a word much associated with Janet Yellen since she became Federal Reserve chair 18 months ago, but that could change with the Fed's next policy meetingBullishness is not a word much associated with Janet Yellen since she became Federal Reserve chair 18 months ago, but that could change with the Fed's next policy meeting. With a global focus on when the US central bank will begin raising interest rates after nearly seven years locked at zero percent, analysts will be looking for a shift in how the Yellen-led Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday describes the US economy. No decision to raise rates is expected in the end-July FOMC meeting Tuesday and Wednesday.


Firefighters Injured In 5-Alarm Fire That Spread To 3 Buildings

UNION CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Several firefighters were injured while battling a 5-alarm fire that spread to three buildings in Union City, N.J. Sunday evening.

Crews responded to the scene at 616 10th Street where the fire  started around 5 p.m.

Fire Chief Frank Montagne with the North Hudson Regional Department tells WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that they’re eyeing a barbecue in an alleyway between two of the buildings as a possible cause.

“With the high heat conditions, fire fighter fatigue, and the close proximity to the three buildings we had a lot of fire on arrival,” Montagne said. “Firefighters did a very good job of containing the fire and not letting it spread any further than it did.”

Firefighters Injured In 5-Alarm Fire That Spread To 3 Buildings

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Jim Smith reports


Ann Ramirez was walking past and called 911.

“It was very quick and popping, in five minutes everything like you know — fire,” Ramirez said.

Out of more than a dozen apartments, no residents were hurt.

CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported one firefighter fell down the stairs and the others suffered burns. Smith reports their injuries are non-life threatening.

5-Alarm Fire Spreads Through Three Buildings

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Firefighters Injured In 5-Alarm Fire That Spread To 3 Buildings

UNION CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Several firefighters were injured while battling a 5-alarm fire that spread to three buildings in Union City, N.J. Sunday evening.

Crews responded to the scene at 616 10th Street where the fire  started around 5 p.m.

Fire Chief Frank Montagne with the North Hudson Regional Department tells WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that they’re eyeing a barbecue in an alleyway between two of the buildings as a possible cause.

“With the high heat conditions, fire fighter fatigue, and the close proximity to the three buildings we had a lot of fire on arrival,” Montagne said. “Firefighters did a very good job of containing the fire and not letting it spread any further than it did.”

Firefighters Injured In 5-Alarm Fire That Spread To 3 Buildings

union fire Firefighters Injured In 5 Alarm Fire That Spread To 3 Buildings
Jim Smith reports


Ann Ramirez was walking past and called 911.

“It was very quick and popping, in five minutes everything like you know — fire,” Ramirez said.

Out of more than a dozen apartments, no residents were hurt.

CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported one firefighter fell down the stairs and the others suffered burns. Smith reports their injuries are non-life threatening.

5-Alarm Fire Spreads Through Three Buildings

union Firefighters Injured In 5 Alarm Fire That Spread To 3 Buildings
Carol D'Auria reports

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Boat Of Missing Teens Found Off Florida Coast; NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath Offers Help

TEQUESTA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Coast Guard says a boat belonging to two missing 14-year-old fishermen has been found off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Petty Officer Steve Lehmann says the boat was found Sunday about 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County.

Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were last seen Friday in the Jupiter area buying fuel for their 19-foot boat.

“They’ve been through rough water, they’ve been through thin water. It doesn’t matter,” Cohen’s father said. “Those are salty dog kids. They know what they’re doing out there.”

Lehmann says the boat was found capsized and neither boy was in or around the boat.

The boat will be anchored in place while search-and-rescue efforts continue. Lehmann says the Coast Guard is recalculating its search plans based on the boat’s location.

NFL Hall of Famer and former New York Jets player Joe Namath is offering a $100,000 reward in the search. Perry is Namath’s neighbor, and the former football player said the boys were experienced boaters.

“I am confident that they are out there,” Cohen said. “They are OK and we just need to find them.”

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Best Buy to Begin Selling Apple Watch on August 7

Best Buy today announced it will begin selling the Apple Watch in some its U.S. retail stores and online on August 7, marking a substantial expansion of retail availability for the device. Starting with 100 stores and expanding to 300 over the next few months, he company will offer 16 models from the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch collections, as well as nearly 50 accessories including stands and watch bands.

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Starting Aug. 7, Best Buy will be the first national retailer, other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the Apple Watch. It will begin to arrive in more than 100 Best Buy stores and will also be available on BestBuy.com. Another 200 of our stores will have the Apple Watch in time for holiday shopping.

“The Apple Watch is an important addition to an emerging product category, and we know our customers want it,” said Jason Bonfig, senior category officer at Best Buy. “We are excited to bring Apple Watch to more consumers, especially with the holidays coming up.”

Apple has provided a statement to iMore, noting the focus on expanding availability for the holiday shopping season.

“Customers love Apple Watch, and we are thrilled to begin offering it at Best Buy locations across the U.S. starting August 7,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “More than 300 Best Buy stores will carry Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models in time for the holiday shopping season.”

The Apple Watch is currently available in 19 countries with Apple gradually expanding availability as supplies have allowed, and an additional three countries — New Zealand, Russia, and Turkey — will be added to the list this coming Friday.


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Kanye West at Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony 2015: Highlights, Twitter Reaction

Kanye West’s performance at the closing ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games on Sunday in Toronto was short-lived, but the rap superstar made it a memorable one.

Kicking off the abbreviated stint on stage was West’s hit “Stronger,” a title that would be appropriate with regard to his hopes for the microphone he was vocalizing into.     

Sean FitzGerald of the National Post provided an explanation for the mic that didn’t cooperate:

Without the ability to hear what West was saying, it had to be hard for fans to engage. Lights were completely shut off in the Pan Am Ceremonies Venue before West came on and all the lights were turned back on.

Entertainment Tonight‘s Sangita Patel captured some video footage:

West didn’t feature any backup dancers, a live band to accompany him or any light shows or visual effects whatsoever to enhance the setting. It was West in a blue shirt with blue denim jeans that had holes in the knees—and, well, not much else other than the musical backing tracks.

West performed other hits, such as “Gold Digger” and more recent numbers, before ending with part of the song “Good Life,” tossing the mic in the air and walking off stage.

CJ Fogler of The Cauldron cultivated the conclusion of West’s ceremonial cap-off move:

The Toronto Star‘s Sarah-Joyce Battersby described the bizarre scene when West walked off:

Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star weighed in on the microphone mishap:

Whether West’s mic was deliberately cut off or it was a genuine technical malfunction is uncertain. Fireworks closely followed West’s abrupt exit from the stadium stage, bringing the ceremony to a swift conclusion after hours of festivities and celebration.

But West is known for not smiling in public and seemed to be hamming it up on stage—even to a crowd that didn’t seem overly enthusiastic.

The lack of enthusiastic reception could have been the byproduct of so many performers preceding West, who seemed rushed into his set, barely had time before the fireworks went off and did an uneven medley of only a select number of songs.

West taking his skills to the Pan Am Games seemed like a compelling combination on paper. For an athletic competition to bring in such a renowned figure in the world of music was quite an achievement in and of itself, and West had the opportunity to create new fans to add to the tons he already has.

Based on what unfolded in Toronto, the union between the Pan Am Games’ closing ceremony and West didn’t appear to work out as planned. The Pan Am Games will go on, though, and West will be just fine with the multitude of other gigs on the horizon.

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