Tomorrow, Friday, October 1st, hip-hop artist AZ will perform live at the Origami Venue & Lounge (5957 E Virginia Beach Blvd.) in Norfolk, Virginia for their anniversary week. The event will also double as an album release party for AZ, who recently released his LP Doe or Die II.
Tickets for this event can be purchased online via Ticketmaster. Starting price is $20 USD for general admission; while persons wanting to meet the artist are being asked to upwards of $70 USD.
After a lot of build up, Joyner Lucas finally released his collaborative single, Your Heart, done with J. Cole. The hip-hop tune, which highlights some of the consequences of infidelity, was shared last week.
If you have not yet heard the song or seen the video, click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
In observation of Mental Awareness and Depression Month The Harold Washington Cultural Center, which is located at 4701 S. King Drive in Chicago, Illinois, will culminate all its activities with a live performance by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Rakim on October 15th. This will be the first time both men will perform together in Chicago.
Prior to the show that’s scheduled to start at approximately 8PM CDT, there will be a panel discussion on mental health in the morning (at 10AM). For tickets and additional information click here.
In August Reach Records, the American gospel hip-hop label released a sixteen-track compilation titled 116 Summer Twenty-One. The project features music from Lecrae, Trip Lee and several other artists affiliated with the imprint.
Among them is a banging collaboration by Wande and Porsha Love called Don’t Worry Bout It. The ladies shared the official video a few days ago and it’s well worth the watch. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
Before writing this article I read a few stories written by people I consider to be top-tier music journalists. What stood out to me was the fact that most of them were focused on J. Cole choosing a Drake beat for his new record, as oppose to the myriad of powerful messages in his song.
I find that troubling because J. Cole delivered very timely, factual lyrics about what a lot of people are doing for fame, while also giving us an insight into his whole low-key approach to stardom. Now how correspondents ignored all that and focused on whose beat he was using is mind blowing!
Click here or on the image above to listen to the track, which is titled Heaven’s EP, and remember to like, comment and share.
The Fugees‘ international tour is arguably the hottest ticket in both hip-hop and R&B right now. Lovers of the aforementioned genres were in a frenzy earlier in the week after learning that Lauryn Hill (aka L Boogie), Wyclef Jean and Pras have reunited for the 25th anniversary of their last studio album, The Score.
The Score, which was released via Columbia Records on February 13, 1996, was a commercial success. It peaked at the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 and became the third best selling album for that year. As such, the group decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary and the fans who appreciate the music by reuniting and performing the songs.
Below are the confirmed dates and locations where fans and supporters of the trio can see them live. Tickets are available via Live Nation.
September 22 – NYC @ TBA
November 02 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
November 07 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
November 18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
November 21 – Miami, FL @ FTX Arena
November 26 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 28 – Washington D.C. @ Capital One Arena
December 04 – Paris, France @ La Defense Arena
December 06 – London, U.K. @ The O2
TBA – Nigeria @ TBA
December 18 – Ghana @ TBA
A few days ago Talib Kweli shared the official video for The Fold; this is track number ten on the Gotham album that he did with Diamond D. The visuals has cameo appearances by popular comedians Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings.
Click here or on the image above to check out the video and remember to like, comment and share.