SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2013) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), an emerging growth technology company specializing in state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced that it has signed an endorsement and partnership agreement with one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJ and MC techniques, The Legendary Grandmaster Jay.
Under the agreement, Beamz will work closely with Grandmaster Jay to further develop and enhance its Beamz DJ product line. Grandmaster Jay will also promote the product through public appearances, online videos and social media channels to the aspiring and professional DJ market. Grandmaster Jay has been an award winning hip-hop pioneer for over 35 years as a DJ, rapper, and producer and was crowned the World Mastermix Champion two years in a row (1984-1985). He has collaborated with many in the industry to create such classics as "Let Me Clear My Throat!" (with DJ Kool). He is still one of the most sought after A-List DJs today and performs worldwide.
"We are pleased to announce our exciting partnership agreement with Grandmaster Jay," said Charlie Mollo, President and CEO of Beamz Interactive. "We believe our technology will transform the future of DJing, with the added benefit of being able to interact with both the music and the audience in a much more visible manner. As one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, Grandmaster Jay is the perfect individual to help develop and promote our Beamz offering to the professional DJ market."
The new Grandmaster Beamz DJ product is being configured exclusively for aspiring and professional DJs, and will include a range of Grandmaster Jay's selected music content and samples. More details regarding the specific product will be announced in the next few weeks as it becomes available for the holiday season.
Grandmaster Jay demonstrated the Beamz technology at the kickoff party for the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, GA on September 27th. During the filmed event, Grandmaster Jay had the opportunity to experience the Beamz interactive music technology for the first time and remarked, "I've been DJing for over 35 years. I watched CDs metamorphosize into MP3s, from MP3s to Serato type controllers... All of this, and I thought we were there already... Until I came down here to the BET 2013 Awards Weekend... and I got a chance to work with something that I'm going to say right now, is probably the next weapon in my arsenal!"
"I look forward to working with Beamz Interactive to develop and promote this new generation of leading-edge products and technology," said Grandmaster Jay. "I believe that today's DJ market presents the first of many opportunities for Beamz. The technology in Beamz DJ products is the next step in the continuing evolution of DJing and music performance. The ability to do what I do with high-end equipment by moving your hand through laser beams is incredible."
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About Grandmaster Jay
John "Jay" Johnson, better known by his stage name Grandmaster Jay, is a rapper, DJ, musician, radio personality and producer. In 1984 and 1985 Grandmaster Jay became the World Supremacy Mastermix Tournament winner in which he is credited with inventing the first mixtape. In 1985 he deejayed and hosted the classic Fresh Fest which featured Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Whodini, and The Fat Boys. This was the first hip-hop concert to sell out a major arena with 18,000 in attendance. Over the span of his 35 year career he has performed and deejayed with such hip-hop notables as Wu-Tang Clan, Onyx, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Red Alert, Dead Prez, and Mobb Deep. In 1996 Grandmaster Jay teamed up with Washington DC go-go rapper DJ Kool. This collaboration resulted in their Grammy Award winning classic hip-hop song "Let Me Clear My Throat!" Between 2007 and 2013 Grandmaster Jay toured with the Sugar Hill Gang, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick, MC Lyte, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, J Cole, The Legendary George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, EPMD, Rakim, and Mr. Cheeks. Grandmaster Jay continues to tour internationally, displaying his DJ skills and produces music for many Grammy Award winning artists. More information about Grandmaster Jay can be found at: www.mp3waxx.com\mw\grandmasterjay
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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