Isaac Burris Chapter One

Its been a looooong year since first singing Isaac Burris with T1 Entertainment. Everything from his debut in the first T1 Launch Party March 2018, the release of his first video Could’ve Been, performing for Alicia Monee’s album release, his grand release for Velvet Empire to now headlining Iowa City Pride, Cedar Rapids Pride and […]

New Artist B on the Beat!

T1 Entertainment wants to announce their latest partnership with Artist, Producer, Engineer, B on the Beat! B is more than just another rapper. He started out as making beats, then learned how to engineer and is now doing his own thing as an artist. Seeking out management he came to T1 Entertainment which is where […]

Lou Kane and Ike Midas – Squiddy Boiz Album Release

Finally the day has come, all the hard work has paid off and we bring to the you the official album of Ike Midas and Lou Kane – Squiddy Boiz. Since signing to T1 the Squiddy Boiz have been screaming Squiiddddy in Texas, Hawaii, Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and doing shows all over Iowa in Cedar […]

Iowa Summer Jam Recap

Thank you thank you thank you for everyone who attended this years Iowa Summer Jam at Hawkeye Downs! The show was amazing from start to finish. We were able to collect several boxes of school supplies for our back to school giveaway. The Squiddy Boiz album was released (now available on all streaming platforms) cameras […]

Iowa Summer Jam 2019

Buy Tickets here    Iowa Summer Jam is an all day music festival for all ages which showcases local talent of all genres from various cities in Iowa at one big venue. The first Summer Jam in 2011 thrown by Big Bang made history in Iowa. A huge networking event that has built life long […]

Sandfest 2 featuring Isaac Burris and Crate

Young Creatives is back with Sandfest 2! Last year is when they officially linked up with Tone and this year 2 of T1’s artist will be featured on the event. Isaac Burris will be a co-headliner while this will be Crate’s biggest event in Cedar Rapids. Sandfest is held at Sandlot Sports in Hiawatha Iowa. […]

Crate on Shade 45

Sunday April 28th was a major milestone for T1’s newest artist Crate. Thanks to Dj K Yung his music was featured on XM Radio Shade 45 during “The Drive”.  

Backwoodz and Barz

T1 Artist Crate earned a slot on one of the biggest events in the Quad Cities. Backwoodz and Barz presented by GraveYard Studios. This event was massive and Crate shut it down on the stage.  

Isaac Burris Headlining Iowa City Pride

T1 Entertainment is more than proud to announce that Isaac Burris is going to be headlining Iowa City Pride. Since signing Isaac to T1 last February he has went from striving artist to getting spotlight in all mainstream platforms and big event. This is the big one and he will be ready to bring it […]

T1 1 Year Anniversary Recap

This years T1 Entertainment Anniversary Event was a huge success. Just as epic as last years but alot more intimate. There was bottles everywhere, photo ops, calendars given out, videographers, 2 djs, and big announcements such as the upcoming magazine, T1 getting into fashion/modeling, and introducing T1’s latest two artist. Crate and Riley Mobz. Check […]

T1 Entertainment Anniversary Party

Last year T1 Entertainment through its first official launch party that had over 200 people in attendance, provided free drinks the entire night, live performances and introduced the newest artist on the roster (Isaac Burris). It was one of the most epic events ever thrown in this city. Saturday March 16th they plan to do […]

New artist Crate aka Mr. Reckless

T1 Entertainment will like to welcome their newest recruit! Crate! The paperwork has been done for months but we wanted to official announce this the right way. Check him out here as the promo highlights whats to come and his first single Mr Reckless featuring Tone Da Boss now available on all streaming platforms here […]

T1 March 2019 – Feb 2020 Calendar

Buy your T1 Ent 2019 Calendar here. This calendar starts from March 1st 2019 through February 2020. It includes exclusive never released pics of the T1 Team. Shot by Ian Saldana of Binge Photo, Zach Clark, Parker George, and Colton Gichard. Highlighting both artist and major events from the past year such as Iowa Summer […]

Ike Midas – Love Song

Ike Midas may be gone for a minute but T1 is still gonna hold him down. Releasing the last song he performed and his first single from his solo venture “Free the Future” Ike Midas. Check the track out here and it’s currently available on all streaming platforms –  

Dancing In Love at Newbo

Saturday February 16th T1 Entertainment will be putting on a Valentine’s Weekend Special –  Dancing in Love at NewBo City Market, starring Isaac Burris and a special surprise guest! Isaac Burris is hitting the stage in 2019 following the release of his hot 2018 EP, Velvet Empire. With his exhilarating charisma, unmeasurable amount of talent, […]

T1 Holiday Party

Join us for the 1st T1 Holiday Party. Friday December 28th at the Hive’s temporary location in Czech Village 1701 C Street Sw.  Get added to the guestlist online here. Its $10 in Advanced or $15 at the door. VIP is $25 and includes guestlist, alcohol, jungle juice, jellow shots, seating, gift bag, and roped […]


Thursday November 15th T1 Entertainment is throwing a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. With a goal of 50 turkeys.

Squiddy Boiz new video – On Da Bus

Check out Squiddy Boiz Latest video On Da Bus  

Isaac Burris – Down 4 The Cause

Isaac Burris released his first official video from the EP Velvet Empire available on all streaming platforms now. Check out the video shot by Young Creatives. This is Isaacs vision brought to life.

Top Tier Back to School Giveaway

On August 10th T1 Entertainment and the Big Bang Foundation is hosting a back to school give away partnering with Ivory’s backpacks to give back to the community. We want to use our current reach and fan base to support are city and be the role models it deserves.  With great following comes great responsibility, […]

Isaac Burris Velvet Empire Event

Friday August 17th Isaac Burris is finally releasing his long anticipated EP Velvet Empire. This project has been in the works all year and not only will it be released, but Isaac Burris will be putting on a show or as he likes to call it a full on Production, presenting the songs to the […]

Iowa Summer Jam 2018 Recap

This years Iowa Summer Jam  at the McGrath Amphitheatre was a huge success. We at T1 Entertainment want to thank all the artist who played a part in this event. Here is a recap video with a list of the artist and vendors we want to thank below    

Iowa Summer Jam Promo

Right now we are 30 days away from the Hottest event of the Summer. Iowa Summer Jam held at the McGrath Ampitheatre is just 30 days away. Have you bought your ticket yet? Purchase them directly on search or purchase them directly at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office. Check out the videos shot […]

Simply Monee Release

T1 Artist Alicia Monee releases her first email titled “Simply Monee”. The physical EP includes 5 originals and 2 cover songs, the 5 originals are available on all digital streaming and download platforms via this link click here to stream/download   and the 2 cover songs will have videos before the end of the year. Alicia […]

Mic Check Party!

This month marks the 1 year month of the Mic Check Podcast. In honor of them T1 Entertainment is putting on it’s first concert at Tailgators. With Performances by Podcast Regulars the Squiddy Boiz and Semi Sixteenz.

Iowa Summer Jam 2018

This Summer June 30th T1 Entertainment is bringing back Iowa Summer Jam. 7 years ago the Big Bang Foundation did this event on a small scale in Vinton, Iowa. We had 20 acts, 4 Djs, and over 500 people in attendance. This year we are going bigger, better, and doing this event at the McGrath […]

T1 Entertainment Launch Party Video

Check out a video from the launch party here. Should by TKM Productions LLC from Iowa City.

T1 in Texas for SXSW

March 14th-18th T1 Entertainment booked the Squiddy Boiz Lou Kane and Ike Midas a performance during the biggest Hip Hop Festival in the country. South by Southwest aka SXSW. The performed the first night at Terminal 9 in front of a packed house. The next day on stage for the ReupSpot blog, did a radio […]

More Pics from the launch party

The last pics of the party!  

T1 Entertainment Launch Party Pics

Here are the pictures from the epic T1 Entertainment Launch Party. This party was lit beyond reason. The Entire city came out to support the official launch of T1 Entertainment. Check out just how much of a good time they were having. Pictures by Binge Photo. Video coming soon

T1 Entertainment Commercial

Watch the official T1 Entertainment Commercial Here!

T1 Entertainment Launch Party

Its Time! Saturday March 10th T1 Entertainment will be throwing the official Launch Party. Bringing the whole shabang to everybody. Live Performances, Free Alcohol (while supplies last), BYOB, 2 Djs, Photographers, Red Carpet, and so much more! Come party with us at the Novak Building aka The Hive in Czech Village. Doors open at 9pm. […]

New Single: Change by Alicia Monee

Check out this new single by Alicia Monee called Change! Watch the video on youtube and download the song now available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and more! Click the link for your platform of downloading.

Top Tier Girlz

T1 Entertainment would like to introduce The Top Tier Girlz The Top Tier Girls will be T1 Entertainments bartenders, hostesses, bottle girls, networkers, and models. Its a fun job that ensures that our events run smoothly and everyone has a good time. Meet Courtney B. shes a Top Tier Girl for T1 Entertainment. Courney met […]

Photos from the Private Party

T1 Entertainment threw a private staff party Jan 27th. It was nothing short of epic. Everyone had a great time. All staff was present Alicia Monee, Lou Kane, The Mic Check Podcast, The Top Tier Girls, Security, and more. 3 different djs throughout the night, photos taken, gift bags, even 3 flights were given away […]

T1 Entertainment on Flood 93 Radio

Last night T1 Entertainment was invited to Flood 93 Radio in Davenport Iowa. Hosted by Dj K Yung, Cat Daddy, and Ms Chyna Doll.  In attendance was Tone Da Boss, Nate and J Finnie of the Mic Check Podcast. During the radio interview K Yung played Alicia Monee’s song Change, Big Bang’s song “Iowa City” […]

Now Managing: Lou Kane

It is made official. Lou Kane is now under contract with T1 Entertainment. Some of the things you can expect. Revamped Website, updated press kit. An all original Album. Album Release Party, updated photoshoot. Radio Play. And Much Much More!   Lou’s got a solid team behind him already and quite a local following. Our […]

New Signee: Alicia Monee

T1 Entertainment has official signed up and coming Female R&B Artist Alicia Monee. Alicia Monee is born in Chicago but represents Cedar Rapids, Iowa similar to CEO Tone Da Boss. Alicia Monee has one of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear in your life. She is talented in every shape of the word, […]

T1 Entertainment Announces LLC Status

Today marks the day T1 Entertainment Officially becomes a T1 Entertainment LLC. As an LLC T1 Entertainment is a limited liability company, which in turn means it is recognized by the state as a business. T1 Entertainment can write legitimate checks to staff, receipts to clients, setup bank accounts, and file taxes as any other […]

MiC Check Party

Check out this live episode of the Mic Check Podcast featuring Luc Belaire reps Dre “The URL”, Emdubai, Derek, and Dj Demand. Source: Mic Check MiC Check Party

Jorel Robinson For Mayor

T1 Entertainment’s CEO – Tone Da Boss has recently posted a video promoting this upcoming election. His agenda is to get more youth involved in the voting process and also in hopes of earning more votes for his good friend, Jorel Robinson. Watch below Some of the topics Jorel stands for or against are below […]

MiC Check Podcast Episode 14

Check out the 12th episode and first live episode of the MiC Check Podcast . Recorded 10/12/17 featuring your Host John, Nate, Tj, and Tone is also featured on this episode. Brought to you by T1 Entertainment.   This episodes topics are   Donald Trump Eminem Las Vegas and more! Source: Mic Check MiC Check […]

MiC Check Podcast Episode 13

Check out the 12th episode and first live episode of the MiC Check Podcast . Recorded 9/14/17 featuring your Host John, Nate, Bryce and very very special guest Tone Da….. just kidding special guest A&R Dre “The URL”…. Tone is also featured on this episode. Brought to you by T1 Entertainment.   This episodes topics […]

MiC Check Podcast Episode 12

Check out the 12th episode and first live episode of the MiC Check Podcast . Recorded 8/21/17 featuring your Host John, Nate, Tj and Bryce. Brought to you by T1 Entertainment.   This episodes topics are   Favorite Soundtrack? XXL Freshman 2010 or 2011? Virginia Best White Rappers Trump Eclipse Source: Mic Check MiC Check […]

MiC Check Podcast Episode 11

Check out the 11th episode of the MiC Check Podcast with the new intro . Recorded 8/10/17 featuring your Host John, Nate, and Bryce. Brought to you by T1 Entertainment.   This episodes topics are Top 5 R&B Albums Usher Letting it Burn Donald Trump Mazi getting Shot Tj Rant! Source: Mic Check MiC Check […]

MiC Check Podcast Episode 9

Episode 9 This weeks episode featured topics such as McGreggor Mayweather – “Dance For Me Boy” R. Kelly ” The Cult” Tyler the Creator – Gay? New Albums Lonzo Ball Taxstone Oj Black Cop White LAdy Swizz vs Timb  

Meet Tone Da Boss

Meet Tone Da Boss, aka Dj Tone Da Boss, aka Antonio Chalmers. Father, Husband, Go Daddy top sales rep, Go Daddy Talent Ambassador, Partner of Orange Gate Parties, former rapper, Big Bang Foundation member, Ceo of T1 Designs, and CEO of T1 Entertainment. This article might also make him a blogger. Just a renaissance man […]

T1 Tips: 5 tips for writing a Syllabus

Name, Purpose, and Reward  – Have a course name, a purpose that can be easily explained, and a rewarding goal at the end of the course. Set timeframes – daily/weekly sessions, topics, exercises and deadlines Keep it simple – Brief descriptions in the syllabus, but elaborate in person Keep it fun & interesting – make […]

T1 Tips: 10 key things to Starting a Business

This isnt some click bait. Imma lay it to you straight out. just click the slides below for each topic and hit next. Feel free to click an ad or two it pays the bills 😉 j/k ​Come up with your Business Name – catchy, simple and appropriate Branding! – Get A Logo, Make a […]

MiC Check Podcast Episode 8

MiC Check Podcast Episode 8…. addressing Jay-Z 4:44 The Ball Family New Releases And is Lil Wayne done? Plus much more  

T1 Sketch: Story of O.J. – Nyah Parody

The first of many T1 Sketches. My daughter Nyah made a video last week saying she’s just Nyah. My wife posted it before the Jay-Z album dropped and when it did, it immediately reminded me of her.       Jay-Z video below     Original video here

MiC Check Podcast Episode 7

MiC Check episode 7 This weeks topics are The B.E.T. Awards The 2Pac Movie XXL Freshmen Upcoming Albums Dj Akademics vs Vic Mensa NBA Trades and Draft R.I.P. Prodigy and the 319 Fest

Black Naruto

Watch Black Naruto Episode 1 recorded back in 2014

Technology and music

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Toga or Yoga Party

A Collaborative party between Uncle Dom Entertainment and T1 Entertainments own Dj Tone Da Boss. This event is going to be one for the ages!

MiC Check Podcast Episode 6

Check out Episode 6 of the MiC Check Podcast Topics are…. The NBA Finals  

While my guitar gently weeps

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It just sounds better

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Sharing the stage with a legend

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Tone Sites

Another extension of T1 Entertainment is Tone Sites. A site that allows your to register your business name, idea, or catchphrase online as a .com . Goto and get your domain name registerred today!

T1 Designs

Check out the designers of this site, partner company as well as the cheapest source to get online. T1 Designs works to Design your Dream Site at extremely affordable rates. Setup an in person consultation today!  

MiC Check Podcast

Visit T1 Entertaintment for Top Tier News and Updates. We will also feature the partner company Mic Check Podcast. Please support them by visiting  

T1 Tips

Every Week we plan to give you a top tier tip! These are call T1 Tips. They will relate to the music industry, online community, video games, and so much more!

Hardworking Black Man Blog

This will be the official blog spot for the Hard Working Black Man. Make sure you also check out the

The flavor of rock

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Music to the heart & soul

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Learning on the road

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Feeling the beat

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MiC Check Podcast Trailer

Official Trailer for the Mic Check Podcast

MiC Check Podcast Episode 5

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MiC Check Podcast Episode 4

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MiC Check Podcast Episode 3

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MiC Check Podcast Episode 2

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MiC Check Podcast Episode 1

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