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Multi-Media Network Company VGN (Village Global Network) Expands Into 181+ Countries



VGN, a global multi-media network company, announces the expansion with 10 global radio stations with broadcasting offices in 4 countries. VGN services listeners in 181+ countries and continues to grow. The network is affiliated and partners with TV networks, multiple prestigious magazines and blogs, PR firms, business development teams, music service platforms, as well as health and wellness solutions. VGN has partnered with GOVVI, the fastest growing E-Commerce company in the world. See below for more information on shows, air times, and more.

910 Sports (Friday 8AM) & 95 South (Sunday 8AM) Podcast Hosts: King Jacob & IKonE

The 910 Sports Podcast Network is a platform that’s dedicated to the youth and sports Mentors with the commitment of embracing the youth and rebuilding and restructuring Community from City Wide, County Wide, Nationwide, and internationally.

We interview athletes from the pop warner division as well as Middle School Athletes, High School Athletes, and Collegiate Athletes as well. The platform has welcomed Coaches, Youth Mentors, and Athletic Directors as well. We’ve been able to have former NFL Players and Athletes that have played basketball professionally and Internationally as well having conversations with Overseas sports agents.

The 95 South Podcast Network is a platform that provides the conversations in a professional forum of community development. We have interviewed Entertainers, professional music artists, along with Actors, Actresses, DJs, Publicists, Nonprofit Owners, Medical Professionals, Educators, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Professionals, and families who faced challenges with missing loves one due to Covid 19, Domestic Violence, Breast Cancer, and Kidney Failure.

Candid Conversations (Wednesday 8AM) Host: DJ Dablock

#CandidConversations is a podcast that highlights the artist behind the art while addressing their views in a candid fashion.

Finally TV (Tuesday 12PM WWTB & Wednesday 12PM VOV) Hosts: Gabriel Rivera and King Blakout

Finally TV was created in 2018 as a platform for upcoming artists and business owners to promote themselves. The two shows, Voice of the Valley and What We Talkin’ Bout take different approaches, both aim to promote and educate the audience. Voice of the Valley is a one on one prerecorded interview with host and creator, Gabriel Rivera. What We Talkin’ Bout is a weekly live podcast hosted by Gabriel and King Blakout on Tuesdays bringing you the best conversation on the internet!

In The Field Radio (Monday 8AM) Hosts: Lady D & Erin Boogie

In The Field Radio pushes the limits of radio content and engages listeners worldwide, while broadcasting from the Vassar College 91.3FM WVKR radio station in Poughkeepsie, NY and airing in syndication around the globe on the Village Global Network.

Hosts Lady D & Erin Boogie discuss all things culture, current, and the crazy and in between. In the Field Radio vows to showcase independent Hip-Hop & R&B artists on the rise. We curate our playlist weekly, putting select submissions side-by-side with songs you may hear on Billboard’s Top 100; showing our audience, that great talent can be found where it is least expected.

Let’s Get Activat3d (Thursday 12PM) Host: Sam Leavell

Hosted by Samantha Leavell; Artists, Producers, Entrepreneurs, DJ’s and other creatives are welcome. Thursdays are the day to get ACTIVAT3D LIVE at 7PM EST! This is a platform to tell your story, share your work and receive your deserved shine.

Each episode is live-streamed simultaneously on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch . Let’s Get ACTIVAT3D Podcast also has audio playback available every Thursday on Rock Box FM, Culcha Shock Radio, Radio Ferceo and Waptor Music FM at 12 PM EST powered by ZENO. FM!

Owner/CEO of Activat3d Management LLC, Manager of King Kamal (IG handles: @kingkamalhiphop and @kingkamalmusic), Host of Let’s Get ACTIVAT3D Podcast, Publicist, Brand Ambassador, and Content Creator. Email: |

In The Studio W/ The Rec Boys (Friday 12PM) Hosts: DJ Recboy Shad & Mr. Catch Rec

“In The Studio With The RecBoys”, an online video podcasting radio show formed by founders Christopher Rodriguez and Rashad Kirk of Catching Rec Entertainment Inc. was created with originality in mind and this video podcast show isn’t anything short of their ideology. With having a well-known entertainment company, both being producers, the founder’s talents and existing foundation availed them the opportunity to create another platform in a “cut-throat” industry. This online video podcast show was created to provide artist with a tool to showcase their music through different channels such as networking, promotion, marketing, music video stream, and live interaction with a wider scale of audiences to expand their fan bases.

The uniqueness in what is offered is due to its capabilities that allows for interviews to happen from anywhere in the world. This affords independent artist, producers, DJs, dancers, models, comedians, actors, authors, and entrepreneurs to be able to join this live show to showcase all of their information (talents, work/current happenings, products and/or services) to the world.

The RecBoys noticed a void in the independent market of getting product direct to its consumers so with online and radio we now provide the opportunity to help make that connection where those within industry can interact immediately with the audience of fans and supporters and engage with them in a range of conversation in real time. We are the home of the independent grinders, if you have a vision and passion, we help spread it and bring awareness to your brands.

Tea Time With Bunky (Thursday 8AM) Host: Bunky

Embark on a journey with “Tea Time With Bunky,” a groundbreaking podcast that has been stirring souls and sparking conversations since its debut on April 15, 2021. Hosted by the insightful and inspiring Kennetha Corley from Sullivan County, NY, this podcast serves as a beacon of dialogue in today’s world. Kennetha, known affectionately as Bunky, brings to the forefront a series of poignant and timely discussions, tackling everything from the pivotal role of the black church in current affairs to the deeply personal stories like “Where’s My Brother?”.

Each episode of “Tea Time With Bunky” is a testament to Kennetha’s dedication to creating a platform where the community’s voice can be amplified, where stories matter, and where the collective wisdom of the community brings light to the issues we face. Every Thursday at 7 PM EST, listeners from around the globe gather on Facebook, YouTube, and a network of international radio stations to share in these powerful narratives.

“Tea Time With Bunky” is more than just a podcast; it’s a movement inviting you to engage with a spectrum of topics from societal issues to mental health. It’s a space where dialogue leads to action, and every listener becomes a part of a community striving for positive change.
Join Bunky and the many voices that resonate through each episode. Be part of the conversation that’s shaping a new narrative for our times. Follow the journey on Instagram @mskennetha, catch the live interactions on YouTube and Facebook @ Tea Time With Bunky, and get a behind-the-scenes look on TikTok @ bunkybunk.

With “Tea Time With Bunky,” every story shared is a step towards understanding, and every conversation is an opportunity for growth. No subject is too trivial, no concern too vast—because here, every voice is heard, and every story is honored.

The Tyrell Effect (Saturday 8AM) Host: DJ Dablock

The Tyrell Effect airs every Saturday at 12pm EST. It’s available on and It’s a music-based platform that features the latest from the soon to be greatest and focuses on the art created by the artist and highlights the direction they are headed.

Who’s Mic Is This? (every other Monday 10AM) Host: Tweezie Da Don and The Lou-We-Wood Radio Show (Friday 10AM) Hosts: Jared C. Lewis, LC Razz, TeTe Da Don Dada, and Jay TheRealest

Who’s Mic Is This? Artists, creators, entrepreneurs, etc., will receive a VLAD style interview to get more personal about journeys through life.

Lou-We-Wood Radio is a platform for all music genres and is catered to promote, get to know, and offer deserved shine to indie artists.

Head over to for more info on Who’s Mic Is This?, Lou-We-Wood Radio, and CEO & host Tweezie Da Don, or contact Marissa MJ Savino @mjshiphopconnex

Mixshow Madness (Saturday 10PM) hosted by Flipmode Squad’s own 1st Lieutenant Rampage

Rampage shows off his DJ skillset in this hour long mixshow…breaking new records and playing classic Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae hits.

All Shows on VGN Air on Culcha Shock, Radio Ferceo, RockBox FM and here on the Village Global Network.

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Interview: International Hip Hop Threat Rhyme Assassin Returns With M.O.P & Ruste Juxx For “Run Em Up (Told Ya)”



International/national Hip Hop threat Rhyme Assassin returns with a new single, and like his last hit, he’s bringing the legends. This time around he links with M.O.P and Ruste Juxx. The new single “Run Em Ep (Told Ya)” will be available April 19th everywhere music is sold. Check out the interview below for more on the single and its creation.

MJ: You’re back with brand new music, still sharing mics with legends of the game. This time around for your new single, dropping everywhere April 19th, you have M.O.P and Ruste Juxx in “Run Em Up (Told Ya)” with production by Arcitype. How did this link-up come into play?

Rhyme Assassin: Approximately 2 years ago I purchased a few beats from the Arcitype and when I heard the beat, I used for Run Em Up all I could hear on it was M.O.P crushing the instrumental so when I considered a feature it had to be M.O.P. It took me some time to get the feature in place but super excited it worked out.

MJ: From the cover, we can already assume there will be grittiness, tough bars, and even some intimidation. Without giving too much away before April 19th, talk about the concept of the record.

Rhyme Assassin: All I can say it’s grimy and gritty, with raw bars and metaphors at the same time. It will have your head nodding like crazy. A special shout out to Arcitype, I told him the direction I wanted to take with the song, and he didn’t take long to whip out his bag of sonic magic tricks. He sent a beat that matched the exact mood I was aiming at, exactly what the song needed. It’s gonna be crazy everybody gotta keep the 19th clear for “Run Em Up.”

MJ: Why M.O.P and Ruste Juxx for the features?

Rhyme Assassin: Well, I have been always a fan of M.O.P and they are legends in the game so it’s an honor to have them on the same track. That’s why the opening was “I am on a track with legends”. Like I explained earlier they bring the right energy that the beat needed, and they annihilated the track with punchlines and metaphors. Juxx is a veteran MC and I worked with him on a few tracks, and he poses great skills and energy that would complement M.O.P on the same track, so I felt he would be the perfect match.

MJ: Is this record leading fans and audiences into something forthcoming from you?

Rhyme Assassin: Rum ‘em Up (Told ya) is the second single from my forthcoming album ‘Dedicated to Self’ which will drop this year but currently no date has been set yet. I will potentially drop one more single and 2 videos and then drop the album.

MJ: Can we expect visuals? Again, without giving too much away, what is your vision for the video?

Rhyme Assassin: I am currently in discussion of the potential of getting a video done with M.O.P and Ruste Juxx for this single. I have hopes of making the video because I know fans are going to love this offering. As a fan of M.O.P it would be a personal accomplishment and achievement to have them on video. As for the concept I will discuss with the team if everyone is on the same page to get one done.

MJ: Let everyone know how they can connect with you and keep up to date with new music, videos, tours, etc.

Rhyme Assassin: Anyone can contact me on the following email – and Rhyme Assassin on all media platforms like Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Blaxicana Fest 2024 Invaded Downtown Los Angeles



"Blaxicana Fest 2024"

Models: Kobe J Banks, Modi3st, Arianna, & Megan Spence

The 2024 BLAXICANA FEST invaded downtown Los Angeles in high fashion and style. Hosted at ZAYA DTLA this year’s festivities brought out an intimate crowd who truly understood how diverse and rich Los Angeles culture is. As the Blaxicana brand prides itself on being an upscale fashion and music festival, they showcased live art, music and fashion at the highest form of creativity.

Founder, CEO and showrunner Alece Plasencia got a chance to witness her dream play out in real time for the second year in a row. As her goal is to bridge Hispanic and African American culture and art, she did an excellent job of showcasing her vision as a fashion trailblazer and appreciation for both cultures.

To start the show Olivia Hynes curated a live art show wowing onlookers, as they indulged in food and drink ahead of the fashion show. DJ Blaserk, whose mix was electric, got the party going early with a high energy set that blended both Mexican and Black hit songs. Participants were seen taking photos at the photo booth while models and performers hit the red carpet.

Hosted by Grammy Award Winning artist SEPTIMIUS THE GREAT, he encouraged attendees to visit the pop up show as the music portion of the festival was underway. “It is an honor and pleasure to be here as this is the spring showing of Blaxiana. I love the fact that this brand mixes black and mexican culture with music and fashion for everyone. Talk about community, talk about fashion, talk about inclusivity, no matter who you are it is all about one person. That is what Blaxicana Fest is all about.”

Rising artist Steven Charles set the tone early followed by songstress MXKA who serenaded her audience. Grammy artist SEPTIMIUS THE GREAT rounded out the performers amping up everyone’s excitement for the fashion show. What made the fashion show so unique was that luxury handbags were displayed live on the runway further embodying the “Blaxicana” vision. Once the models hit the runway, everyone became immersed immediately. From the vivid colors, to the inspiring artwork displayed on each article of clothing, it was truly an unforgettable experience.

Malik Versatility who coordinated the models looks, walks, and outfit choices shared with me that he was very honored to be there as this was his first event with Blaxicana. “Working behind the scene as a model coordinator is a blessing in disguise because you get to really network with a bunch of different nationalities and get to see how beautiful Blaxicana is from a different perspective especially in reference to unity. We have issues with unity and this really expresses the energy of what Blaxicana really is.”

To close out the show, DJ STARRZA delivered a sick set as guests mixed and mingled for the rest of the event. You will not want to miss out on the next one. Follow @blaxicana to see more coverage on this amazing event.

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Netflix’s Hosts Private LA Screening of Short Film “Lucille”



"Lucille Netflix's Screening"

As we are in the middle of award season, one short film that received critical acclaim is the independent film “Lucille”. Having recently been nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Most Outstanding Short Film (live action), this touching film is a must see. Netflix hosted a private screening of “Lucille” written and produced by Warren Burke and co-produced by Netflix’s very own Rebecca Herrick, this body of work stars Loretta Devine and Frankie Faison who are both two of the most decorated actors. Burke played Devine’s son on the Netflix hit show “Family Reunion”.

“Lucille” tells the riveting story of love, grief and holding on tightly to loved ones as tomorrow is not promised. Hosted by Lisa Marie Boykin (Senior Production Counsel at Netflix), at the Netflix Theatre, guests were greeted with light refreshments as they were ushered into the theater. Once the film wrapped, Boykin conducted a live Q&A with Burke and Herrick. This gave onlookers a deeper insight into what it took to make the critically acclaimed film. Guests were then treated to champagne, and soulful in celebration of the film’s early success.

Kudos to Burke for being able to infuse his own personal story into a masterpiece that most will be able to relate to. Pulling on your emotions, heart strings, and curiosity, this is one of the best short films of the year. Devine and Faison have an on camera chemistry that conveys why they were hand picked for this work of art. Anyone who is lucky enough to see “Lucille” will understand why the message behind this film is so important.

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