Eminem's favorite mixtape DJ Green Lantern, has signed on to produce a three-hour syndicated radio show on stations across the country.
Mix-Tape Radio, the new, 3-hour weekly radio show announced today by New York-based syndicator X Radio and producer FM2, in which Green will have the opportunity to showcase all of his phenomenal skills as well as his amazing rolodex of artists in a way not previously available to listeners nationwide.
A member of the Shady Aftermath family, Green Lantern is expected to drop his own mixtape album titled Armageddon early next year. "Armageddon" is built around Green�s unique talent behind the boards and will include features by Em and the Shady fam, 50 Cent and G Unit, label newcomers Busta Rhymes and Stat Quo as well as Fat Joe, Wyclef, Ghostface, T.I. the late ODB and many more.
DJ Green Lantern is no stranger to radio. His already successful show In Da Lab can be heard every Tuesday night on NY�s premier station Hot 97 from midnight to 2AM. He is also the official DJ on Eminem�s newly launched Shade 45 on Sirius Radio.
When asked about his feelings on making the jump to coast-to-coast terrestrial radio, Green just smiled. "Hey, this is all part of the evil plan. It�s a national invasion on the FM dial. Ya can�t stop it! Look for me doing my thing across the country. You know what that means ~ world premieres of my exclusive mixes and appearances from all of my Shady Records fam�.holding me down!"
"DJ Green Lantern represents the pulse of hip-hop�s next big trends and sounds"says FM2�s CEO Rick Martin. "Mixtapes have become the measuring stick of artist street credibility and Green is at the forefront of how hip-hop music is promoted and marketed to the urban consumer today."
X Radio President Kirk Stirland had this to say about his newest venture: "�Mix-Tape Radio� takes a huge street phenomenon right onto the radio using DJ Green Lantern. The guy is an original artist and radio gets to hitch a ride on the buzz he is generating. If you add to that his connection with Eminem and access to those artists the streets are hungry for, you have all the ingredients for a hit show."
Those anxious to hear "Mix-Tape Radio" for themselves can do so the weekend of January 7th -9th, 2005 with the airing of a Special Edition which will be free of any network commercials. "We want to kick off �Mix-Tape Radio� in a big way, on the first full weekend of the Winter Book," comments Kirk Stirland. "This show will be a real tune-in event, with Eminem and many other celebrities helping Green Lantern launch his first nationally syndicated show. We want programmers and listeners alike to hear it first hand."
Full syndication of "Mix-Tape Radio" will begin the week of January 31st, 2005.
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