Orange county hip-hop artists Thoughtsarizen nominated for an Independent Music Award

Thoughtsarizen, a talented writer, performer, and hip-hop MC out of Huntington Beach, California joins exceptional independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by MRG as Nominees in The 11th Independent Music Awards.
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March 8, 2012 - PRLog -- Thoughtsarizen, a talented writer, performer, and hip-hop Emcee out of Huntington Beach, California joins more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 11th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.

Thoughtsarizen's song "Living a Dream" produced by Tellingzbeatz and released on ExPat records is a reflection on peoples ability to maintain status quo in the face of challenges. A Jackie Green sample helps highlight the main subject of the song, and Thoughtsarizens smooth yet distinctive flow shows the audience a picture of both intelligence and style.

Thoughtsarizen is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Bruce Cockburn (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album), Ellis Marsalis (Concept Album and Cover Song), Girl in a Coma (Indie/Alt. Rock Album and Song), Larry Carlton (Tribute Album), April Verch (Americana Album and Acoustic Song), Birdie Nam Nam (Dance/Electronica Album and Short Form Music Video), Melissa Ferrick (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and Acoustic Song), RuPaul (Social Action Song), and retro rock ‘n’ roller JD McPherson (Rock/Hard Rock Album).

Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.

Winners will be determined by a panel of 77 influential artist and industry judges including Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Joshua Redman, Tori Amos, Michael Franti, Bettye LaVette, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Shelby Lynne, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Bill Bragin
(Lincoln Center), Sara Beesley (Joe’s Pub), Chris Diaz (Knitting Factory Entertainment), and Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter).

The results will be announced in April 2012. In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until  Friday, July 20, 2012 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners. The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide.

Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at

“I am beyond happy that I was able to be nominated, its an amazing thing. I hope you take the time to check out my track, you are awesome if you do. Thanks to everyone, including YOU.  I will continue to hold down Orange County hip-hop, and make records for everyone who will listen for ages to come!” - Thoughtsarizen
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Location:Orange - California - United States
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