HNSS Deadline, LL Cool J, and other neat things that happened today. . . . Deadline to register for last HNSS Showcase season only three weeks away!

blog-18Jan2012-photo1The deadline to register for the third and final season of the 2012 Home and Native Sound Series showcase was announced today. So if you’re a talented singer, you’re in a great band, or you play a viola like nobody’s business, you must enter by Wednesday, February 8 (that’s only three weeks away!), and you can do that here.

We at Raz Mataz always try our best to get out to the showcases – there’s no better way to see your face here, than being at a showcase. Plus, you’ll get to meet tons of other industry folk, and sharpen your skills on stage.

If you have other questions about the Showcases and how they fit in with the Toronto Independent Music Awards, check out our exclusive interview with TIMA founder, Daniela Oliva!

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Rapper, turned actor, turned host?

blog-18Jan2012-photo2For the first time in seven years, the Grammys will have a host.

And that host is none other than smokin’ hot babe, LL Cool J.

Indeed, Ladies Love this two-time Grammy winner (Best Solo Rap Performance; in 1992 for ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’, and in 1997 for ‘Hey Lover’), who said he is “thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night.”

And just looking at the man’s long list of film and TV credits – Halloween H2O, Deep Blue Sea, Charlie’s Angels, NCIS, Sesame Street – we think he’s going to do a great job.

If he doesn’t? Well, at least he’ll be nice to look at onstage.

The 54th Grammy Awards will air on February 13.

Keep checking back here for Raz Mataz‘s preemptive list of winners – who we think will win, and who we think should win.

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On the subject of rapping. . . . 

We realized today that, while we LOVE Canada, we actually aren’t that fond of the cold. That got us thinking about travelling somewhere hot – and if we do, it’s definitely going to be with Southwest Airlines.

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That’s it for today!

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