Angelina Lavo: The Princess & The Gangsta

Angelina Lavo, singing sensation from Russia, has made her way to the United States, becoming a big hit on YouTube. On April 18th, Angelina launched her debut EP album, Risque, at The Salon at Hudson Terrace. Her EP was produced by Grammy winner, Omen and features artists such as hip hop singer Twista, songwriter Jillian Gottlieb, and producer Lu Diaz. Her launch party was sponsored by Boutique Artists, Star Vodka, Legend of Kremlin Vodka, Omen, and other music industry execs. We got the chance to check out her performance at Hudson Terrace and chat with her about her blossoming career. See what this Russian babe has to say!

July 14th CD Releases

August Burns Red Constellations
Clutch Strange Cousins From The West
Daughtry Leave This Town
The Dead Weather [Jack White & Alison Mosshart] Horehound
DevilDriver Pray For Villains
Discovery [Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij & Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles] LP
Jessie James Jessie James
Judas Priest A Touch Of Evil: Live
Crosby Loggins Time To Move
Miss Derringer Winter Hill
The Most Serene Republic ...And The Ever Expanding Universe
Project 86 Picket Fence Cartel
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar
Summer Cats Songs For Tuesdays
Time & Distance Gravity
Twista Category F5

June 16th CD Releases

William Fitzsimmons Live Sessions EP, Recorded At Downtown Studios [iTunes exclusive]
Incubus Moments And Melodies [Greatest hits]
Jonas Brothers Lines, Vines And Trying Times
Kid Mud Now They Shut Us Down
Loop 2.4.3. Zodiac Dust
Math The Band Don't Worry
Spinal Tap Back From The Dead
Street Sweeper Social Club Street Sweeper Social Club
Tiny Masters Of Today Skeletons
Twista Category F5

No, I haven’t heard his albums either

After leaving Atlantic records in 2007, rap artist Twista has signed a contract that combines his “Get Money Gang Entertainment” (that’s actually the name, I don’t even think a pun is necessary) company with EMI Global Music Services. The first project under the joint venture will be the rapper’s sixth studio album, entitled “Category F5”, scheduled for a June 16th, 2009 release. Wait, he has six albums? When did that happen…?

Producers such as Jim Jonsin, The Tastemakers, Street Runner, Good Will, MGI, Toxi and Traxster are working on "F5," while Kanye West, Akoon, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Static Major and Bobby Valentino, among others are slated to add to the cameo landscape.

I can honestly say that I’m more excited about the guest spots than I am about Twista.