Buju Banton Releases New Music “Steppa” (@BujuOfficial)


On July 17th, Buju Banton released an absolutely jaw dropping tune call Steppa. If you have not done so as yet, be sure to check it out, as Gargamel is aggressively stepping on the rhythm with both his lyrics and flow.

Click here to stream and download “Steppa” from your favorite music platform.

New Hip-Hop Release: Jasiri X – Purple Roses (@jasiri_x)


On July 15th Pittsburgh MC, Jasiri X, shared the first single from his upcoming album. The song is titled Purple Roses, and as we’ve come to expect from him, the track deals with serious social issues that’s unique to the black community.

Listen and download the song directly from X via his bandcamp page.

Joe Budden, Remy Ma & Jinx Will Present “SOTC” Live At The Revolt Summit’s Preview Event In New York (@JoeBudden @RealRemyMa @Jersey_Jinx)

sotc__22A special preview event for the new and re-imagined REVOLT SUMMIT will take place on July 24th at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave.) in Brooklyn New York. This celebratory event will feature a live presentation of REVOLT’s “State of the Culture” with Joe Budden and co-hosts Remy Ma and Jinx along with special guest A$AP Ferg.

Following SOTC, co-host of REVOLT’s “The Breakfast Club” and radio personality, Charlamagne tha God, will join a moderated panel designed to share inside knowledge on the business of Hip-Hop and start the discussion on issues important to the culture.

Hosted by creator, actor, comedian and recording artist DC Young Fly, the event will culminate with a special live concert performance from magnetic breakout singer, Queen Naija.

Everton Blender To Headline The Locs Festival In New York This Weekend

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The 2019 staging of the Locs Festival will take place this weekend, Saturday, July 20th, at the Old Boys and Girls High School Baseball Field (777 Rutland Road) in Brooklyn, New York. International recording artist Everton Blender has been confirmed as the headliner for this year. He will be supported by several other performing artists and selectors.

Click here for tickets.

Chaka Demus Official Album Launch Set For July 25th At Nanook In Kingston


Bright Star Production in association with Time One Production and JetStar Music, present Chaka Demus Live (The Success Album Showcase) on Thursday, July 25th, at Nanook (the headquarters for Vinyl Thursdays) located at 20 Burlington Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica. This event will kick off at 9 PM and will feature performances from several artists (Half Pint, Richie Stephens, Spanner Banner, Anthony Red Rose and others) as well as Chaka Demus himself.

Chaka Demus‘ album Success was released on March 1st via the Jet Star Music label. It has 14 tracks and features collaborations with Pliers and Isha Bel.

Donations Are Being Sought To Restore Nina Simone’s Childhood Home


Tucked away in Tryon, North Carolina, is the humble home where Nina Simone developed her love for the piano. Despite its history, the home sat vacant until 2017 when four artists purchased it and saved it from demolition.

Today, with the artists’ guidance, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is working to create a vibrant future for the site, but they need your help! Join their campaign to ensure that Nina Simone’s childhood home is preserved for future generations.

Click here for additional information and to make a donation.

Have You Seen Jahmiel’s Latest Video: Don’t Wanna Lose You?


On July 26th Jahmiel will be releasing his album, Great Man, on both the DJ Frass and Chimney Records labels. A few weeks ago he shared the official video for one of the songs from that project. The track is a collaboration done with Moyann, titled Don’t Wanna Lose You, and the visuals are simple yet addictive.

Click here or on the image above to check out the video and remember to like, comment and share.