DMX and Wade Martin Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with a New Release

 Producer Wade Martin, who has worked with 50 Cent, Nas, Flavor Flav, Coolio and more artists, has come out of retirement to create a DMX masterpiece, titled, “The Prayer.” In the short month since its release, the track has already gone gold with platinum soon to come.

On November 17, 2023, in Las Vegas (exact location to be disclosed to ticket holders only), Wade will unveil “The Prayer” music video with a celebrity filled red carpet extravaganza. In addition, a portion of all revenue from the release will be donated to Neonatal Rescue, a foundation dedicated to saving babies in third-world countries.

For media use only, here is “The Prayer” music video being released to the public on November 17:

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Michel Martin Named Host of Morning Edition

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NPR announced Michel Martin has been selected as the fourth host of Morning Edition, NPRs morning drivetime news magazine carried by 840 public radio stations nationwide. Her last day hosting weekend All Things Considered will be March 12, and her first day hosting Morning Edition will be March 27.

Michel Martin has spent more than 25 years as a journalist first in print with major newspapers and then in television before coming to NPR in 2006 to launch Tell Me More. Since 2015, Michel has been the weekend host of All Things Considered and host of the Consider This Saturday podcast, where she draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig-in to the weeks news. Outside the studio, she also hosted Michel Martin: Going There, an ambitious live event series in collaboration with NPR Member stations.

We are delighted to have Michel join the Morning Edition team, she brings a remarkable record of journalism and a unique connection with the audience, said Eric Marrapodi, NPRs Vice President for News Programming. Michel elevates every on-air conversation she has. She brings a unique combination of empathy, understanding, toughness and journalistic rigor.

When I came to NPR back in 2006 to launch Tell Me More, I came because I wanted to try something new, said Martin. I wanted to see if I could take the skills I had developed in newspapers and television, covering everything from politics and policy to music and fashion, and use those skills to lift up voices and stories that didnt always get center stage. NPR has both intimacy and reach. We all appreciate the trust the audience places in us. Ive always wanted to work on a morning show, and I am so excited to work with Steve, Leila, and A to be a part of the great legacy of this program.

Martin has been honored by numerous organizations, including the Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents Association, a 2010 Edward R. Murrow Award, numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, and a 2002 Silver Gavel Award, given by the American Bar Association. Along with her Emmy award, she received three additional Emmy nominations, including one with WNYCs Robert Krulwich, at the time an ABC contributor as well, for an ABC News program examining childrens racial attitudes. In 2019, Martin was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in journalism. She is the 2021 recipient of PMJAs 2021 Leo C. Lee Award.

Michel Martin will be joining Steve Inskeep, Leila Fadel and A Martnez on this bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation. Morning Edition hosts often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel around the world to report on the news firsthand. Produced and distributed by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, and producers and reporters in locations in the United States. This reporting is supplemented by NPR Member station reporters across the country as well as independent producers and reporters throughout the public radio system. Since its debut on November 5, 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcastings highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. The show reaches 11.4 million weekly listeners on more than 840 stations. The team also produces the popular Up First daily news podcast, which highlights the top three stories listeners need to start their day.

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Martin Mos to retire from Springer Nature after nearly 20 years with the company. Marc Spenl� to join as new Chief Operating Officer.

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Publishing industry veteran Martin Mos, Chief Operating Officer and Management Board member of Springer Nature, is retiring after 19 years with the company and more than 30 years in the publishing industry.  Martin’s numerous successes include overseeing the company’s digital transformation, the creation of an industry leading technology and production approach and leading the health and professional businesses to commercial success. Martin will be succeeded by Marc Spenlé who will join Springer Nature as Chief Operating Officer and Management Board Member on September 15.  Marc, who was previously Chief Digital and Information Officer for Barco NV, brings a wealth of experience from the technology and telecoms industries where he held senior operational roles and led digital transformations working in multiple geographies.   

Commenting on the announcement, CEO Frank Vrancken Peeters said , “Martin is a hard act to follow.  His contribution to the growth of Springer and the successful merger to form Springer Nature has been enormous.  From the digital transformation of our leading academic book portfolio to the development of workflow systems that have significantly reduced publishing times for our authors and enabled the growth of open access, Martin has been leading the way.  He leaves behind a highly successful track record and colleagues who will greatly miss his humour and pragmatic approach.  My Management Board colleagues and I wish him all the very best and thank him for all that he has done to take our company forward.”

Frank continued, “ In Marc, we have found a great colleague who can build on Martin’s operational legacy.  He brings his own unique set of skills and experience from well-known brands such as IBM and Vodafone.  With a track record of putting customers at the heart of his digital planning and execution, we are very excited about the contribution he can make to our future development”.

Commenting on the announcement, Stefan von Holtzbrinck, Chair of Springer Nature said, “The Supervisory Board and I wish Martin well in his retirement and thank him very much for the immense contribution he has made over the past two decades.  We welcome his successor Marc who not only brings a wealth of digital knowledge and operational experience to this important role but also a highly collaborative and inclusive style. “

Marc will join the Management Board of Springer Nature and will take responsibility for the global operations of Springer Nature to include IT customer service, facilities and production.


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Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 180 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. 


iPOP Alum Karrie Martin Acquires Rights to “That Boy” Book Series

iPOP Alum and “Gentefied” star Karrie Martin will be bringing the popular book series “That Boy” to the big screen. Karrie and executive producer Teri Weinberg have acquired the rights to Jillian Dodd’s bestselling book series. As a result, they have the film and television rights for the book by way of Karrie’s production company, Southern Ave.

The book series “That Boy” goes through the pain of loss and love and the comfort that can be found in family and friendships. Summarized as the following, “Jadyn, Phillip, and Danny may seem like they have it all, but when tragedy strikes, they take you on a journey of heartbreak and self-discovery.”

In the exclusive news story by Deadline, Jillian and Karrie also shared their excitement for the upcoming project. “I’m super excited to work with Teri and Karrie. I know their combined passion and experience means the ‘That Boy’ series transition from book to screen will focus on the power of love and friendship in our lives,” said Dodd. “Talk about a dream team. We’re three small-town girls bringing this story of love and friendship to life.”

“This series brought hope, light, and relatability into my life during a time when the world was in chaos,” added Martin. “’That Boy’ made me feel seen and understood and took me back to simpler times. We’ve all experienced heartbreak, felt insecure, questioned our life choices, and dealt with tragedy. However, we’re taking it further and adding a twist by sharing my experiences and perspective of what it means to have this world seen through the eyes, heart, and voice of a Latina.”

Karrie has continued to succeed in the industry after attending iPOP LA. She is best known for her role as Anna Morales on the Netlfix series “Gentefied.” Karrie has also appeared in various other hit series, including Pretty Little Liars and The Purge TV series. In between starring on the Peabody-nominated “Gentefied,” she has contributed to casting for major projects as a casting associate at Betty Mae Casting. These projects include Promising Young Women, Troop Zero, and Bad Boys For Life. Luber Roklin Entertainment and A3 Artists Agency currently serve as her representation.

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