On Saturday, December 14th, international recording artist, Lauryn Hill, will perform at the Mothers Ball, which will be held at the Javits Center (429 11th Ave) in New York City.
Come out and experience energizing performances by Grammy Award-winning acts, live art installations, and pivotal thought leadership panels from leading entrepreneurs, athletes, tastemakers, humanitarians, educators, and “Momversations” that will inspire all generations.
Veteran hip-hop MC, Fabolous, is back in a major way! On Friday, November 29th he released “Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer,” which is a 16-track mixtape featuring a slew of trending rap and pop artists.
As if the aforementioned wasn’t enough, Fabolous also shared the official video for B.O.M.B.S., one of the song on the project, on the same day. Click here or on the image above to watch the video, and remember to like, comment and share.
Sole DXB returns to Dubai Design District for the highly-anticipated annual event on December 5th, 6th and 7th. Sole DXB is known for presenting the finest street culture, championing their main pillars of fashion, music, film, the visual arts and sports. Since its inaugural edition in 2010, the festival has continued to grow, with last year’s attendance crossing 28,500.
This year they return with a massive lineup, which includes: Wu-Tang Clan, Burna Boy, Protoje, Koffee, Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli), Dave East, Lila Ike, and that is just to name a few.
So I just checked out Koffee‘s new video with Gunna, titled “W.” Initially the plan was to watch the video and simply write a brief article letting people know that it’s out so they can go view it.
Alas, after watching it I became a bit troubled as I struggled to understand the meaning behind it. The video starts with Koffee in church and a pastor preaching. It then showed clips of the news warning of a storm, while people run around as they get prepared for it. Additionally, and this is very important, there are some close up shots of people dressed in their church attire sprinkled throughout.
The aforementioned can be found pretty early in the video; what concerns me is that as we get deeper into the visuals the energy shifts, moving from what started out positive, spiritual etc. to negative and dark with everyone flashing money, including the pastor.
Now for the sake of full transparency I will say that I am not a religious person at all, but I was raised to have respect and reverence for churches and houses of worship. That being said, to see the director go that route with the video was really disturbing.
Anyways, click here or on the image above to watch it for yourself.
An observation by Maria Jackson.
Heavy Weight Entertainment, in collaboration with Grown & Sexy, present a Thanksgiving Eve Party on Wednesday, November 27th, at Respectable Street – 518 Clematis Street – in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The event will feature a special performance by legendary story teller, Slick Rick, who will be supported by both Richie Rich and DJ KJ.
On Thursday, January 2nd, hip-hop icon Big Daddy Kane will perform at Sony Hall (235 West 46th Street) in New York.
Though the doors are scheduled to open at 7:30 PM the actual show will not begin until 9:00 PM. Click here for tickets and keep in mind that Sony Hall is a first come first seated venue.
The Grammy Awards has just announced the five rap projects in consideration for ‘Best Rap Album’ for 2020. Please see list below.
REVENGE OF THE DREAMERS III
I AM > I WAS
Tyler, The Creator
THE LOST BOY