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June 14, 2008

Tha Crow Wins LOUD.COM Competition

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Up-and-coming rapper Tha Crow is the winner of’s online rap-battle music competition. The California native will receive $100,000 along with an SRC/Universal recording contract. is a website founded by SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind and partner Joe Safina, where registered users […]

August 9, 2007

Universal Music Group invests in rap competition site

Article by Austin Modine | Published by: The Register

Universal Music Group has acquired a stake in the hip-hop music marketing site The New York-based site serves primarily as a portal for users to create their own songs using pre-made beats for a competition against other would-be MCs. Users download the Loud Studio software, which comes with a handful of free beats, and must purchase additional beats in packages.[…]

March 7, 2007

Steve Rifkind Launches Website and Competition

Article published by: XXL Magazine

SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind — who also founded Loud Records in 1992 — is launching a new “battle rap” competition for aspiring MCs on his websites and Contestants will be able to purchase original beats by some of hip-hop’s top producers for the low price of 99 cents a piece, and create original music using online editing tools and tips provided on the two community oriented websites.[…]

January 31, 2006

VICI Racing enters Lamborghini for Sebring

Article published by: Motorsport Collection

VICI Racing enters Lamborghini GTR at the 12 Hours at Sebring. Miami, FL -- VICI Racing announced today that they have entered a Lamborghini GTR in the 12 hours at Sebring. The car will be piloted by Ron Meixner, Cristiano Piquet and Joseph Safina. Ron Meixner, team owner said: "We are very excited to be the first to bring Lamborghini to racing in US. I have been developing and testing this car for over six months and we are ready to come to Sebring and win. Lamborghini finished first and second at the 24 hours of Spa, Belgium."[…]

October 20, 2005

We Major

Article by Sam Chennault | Published by: Miami New Times

Like a mirage rising from a Deco desert of stars, skin, and heat, Pure Records and its sole recording artist, a 22-year-old R&B singer from Ohio named Na'sha, emerged this past summer as a major new force in Miami's music scene. Until recently, few outside the industry had heard of Na'sha, and even fewer were aware of Pure — but suddenly they were everywhere: The vocalist's single "Fire" garnered spins not only on local radio but also in most major markets across the United States […]

February 23, 2002

Homestead-Miami: Justin Bell, Joseph Safina preview

Article published by: Motorsport Collection

Justin Bell and Joseph Safina to Drive Archangel SRPII at Homestead in Grand-Am Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- What may be called a home field advantage, 1998 Le Mans GT2 class winner Justin Bell and Joseph Safina are paired to enter the Nextel 250 Grand-Am race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, March 2. Both drivers are South Florida residents. They will pilot the #22[…]

February 5, 1999

The Winner’s Circle II: How Ten Stockbrokers Became the Best in the Business

Joseph Safina was featured in The Winner's Circle II | By R.J. Shook

A best-seller in its category, The Winner's Circle II tells you how the crème de la crème of the securities world got where they are--in a first-time-ever inside look at how they work and play. You'll enjoy intimate portraits of these and other talented, remarkable individuals.[…]