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January 28, 2006

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MIRANDA JANE

Miranda Jane has been writing her whole life – even when the words get in the way. The daughter of world-famous Jazz bassist Buell Neidlinger (Cecil Taylor Quartet, K2B2 Records, session musician for Disney, X-Files, etc.), she started working in the music business in her early teens doing street and club promotions. By the age of 20, Miranda was the office manager of famed Bay Area recording studio THE GRILL (Tupac, Richie Rich, Mac Mall, Saafir, E-40, Dwayne Wiggins, Master P & No Limit, etc. all recorded there) which at the time housed the now-defunct 4080 Hip Hop Magazine. A phone call from Penalty Recordings PR woman Zenobia Simmons changed Miranda’s life forever when they discussed rapper Capone of C-N-N’s unfortunate incarceration. Miranda wrote him, took his collect calls, and flew to New York to interview him inside the walls of Wyoming Correctional Facility in Attica, New York. MTV was there for his release, but no other journalist interviewed him in the bing. The rest is history.

With the blessing of mentors Bonz Malone, Ernie Paniccoli, Allen Scott Gordon, Alain “KET” Mariduena, Jeff Chang, and kris ex; Miranda Jane has functioned as the West Coast editor of STRESS, NY’s Illest Mag (the only person to ever hold the title), worked as the Senior Editor for the launch and first year of publication of Complex Magazine, an Ecko Unlimited company, and as the Associate Editor for The Source. Her work has been published in the L.A. Weekly, Mass Appeal Magazine, MeanStreet, RIME Magazine, and on dozens of online publications including Platform.net, 360HipHop.com, BET.net, and many more.

Born into the music business, she’s no stranger to the record industry – having managed and/or consulted for artists MF Doom, Tragedy Khadafi, dead prez, Thirstin Howl III, Hieroglyphics, and many others. She conceptualized and A&R’d the Stonesthrow Records LP, “Mad Villain” a collaboration between Madlib and MF Doom, which went on to SoundScan over 60,000 copies and counting. A sophomore MadVillain album is currently being recorded.

Most recently, Miranda Jane has worked with DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill, Soul Assassins), Chace “Infinite” Johnson (Self Scientific), and Khalil “DJ Khalil” Abdul-Rahman (Self Scientific, Aftermath) – owners of the Fontana/UMVD-distributed record label Angeles Records - consulting on Marketing, Promotions, Press, and Product Placement, as well as the general direction of the label. The first two albums from Angeles, DJ Muggs vs. GZA/The Genius’ “Grandmasters” and Self Scientific’s “Change” were included in the L.A. Times Top Ten Hip Hop albums of 2005 charts.

While Miranda Jane has lent her gifts with the pen to over 40 publications and had her words in print in 12 languages, covering topics ranging from organic/natural health and beauty, to Hip Hop, to hard-hitting business news and current events; ironically it’s her personal memoirs that have touched readers most deeply and been her shot heard ‘round the world. Founded in May, 2005, Miranda Jane’s online diary/blog website has been read by millions of fans worldwide and is internationally known and globally accepted as one of the sites logged onto daily by the intelligentsia and moguls within the business. Read her immaculate words here at
http://pyramids2projects.blogspot.com/.

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