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Last Night In NYC: Chance the Rapper’s Electrifying Performance at Spotify’s RapCaviar

This past weekend, Saturday, 9/29, Spotify’s wildly popular RapCaviar Live concert series returned to New York with headliner Chance the Rapper for an electrifying sold-out show at Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. In partnership with Verizon, the concert also featured highly respected hip-hop artists Sheck WesTierra Whack, and DJ SpinKing.

Attendees and notable influencers, including Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah Marley, enjoyed an evening of energetic live performances at the open-air, beach-side venue. DJ SpinKing kicked off the night, followed by sets from Tierra Whack and Sheck Wes. DJ SpinKing was joined on stage by special guests Jim JonesUncle MurdaYoung M.A and Pardison Fontaine. The three-time Grammy Award winning artist, Chance the Rappercaptivated fans with performances of hits including “All Night”“Blessings”“No Problem”, “Same Drugs”, and “I’m The One”, along with latest songs “I Might Need Security”“Work Out”, Wala Cam”, and “65th & Ingleside”. Before closing out the night, Chance took a seat on the stage to quiet the amphitheatre and emotionally express his gratitude for his fans. He ended the show with an electrifying encore of “Blessings”,accompanied with colorful confetti that showered the enthusiastic crowd.

Since the launch of RapCaviar Live in 2017, Spotify continues to showcase some of today’s hottest rappers to their biggest fans around the country. Produced in partnership with Live Nation Urban, RapCaviar Live is inspired by Spotify’s highly influential flagship hip hop playlist, RapCaviar, which encompasses a collection of fresh hip hop tracks and has since become one of Spotify’s biggest playlists with over 10 million followers.

RapCaviar Playlist linked here

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Grammy Nominated Singer Ro James To Embark On His Own ‘XIX’ Tour

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On the heels of receiving his first ever Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance for his hit single, “Permission,” ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records recording artist Ro James announces his headlining XIX Tour. The 23-city tour will kick off on February 3, 2017, stopping in major cities across the US including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and more. On February 14th, James will perform a special Valentine’s Day show in Detroit with Joe, Chrisette and Vivan Greene. Tickets and VIP packages will be available for purchase at 10 am local time on Friday, December 16, 2016 at RoJamesXIX.com.

After touring with Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on their King + Queen of Hearts World Tour this fall, the ‘XIX’ tour comes in support of James’ debut album, ELDORADO. The album features Ro’s sultry hit single, “Permission,” which held the #1 spot on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Songs chart for 9 weeks and is described by Complex as a “…lustily, respectfully intimate jam.” Solange’s Saint Heron declares, “[‘Permission’] captures the fervent tenacity of Ro’s voice, while still captivating listeners with its undemanding sex appeal to create a sound that is easily winsome.” The track was also included on Billboards “10 Best R&B Songs of 2016: Critic’s Picks.”

James also recently stopped by the NPR offices to deliver a powerful and soulful performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. James performed his sultry “Permission,” his second single “Already Knew That” and “A.D.I.D.A.S,” from ELDORADO which NPR describes as “… a hazy ride that explores love, lust and other vices without the lovey-dovey clichés. The album always feels current, even as his slick wordplay and acoustic vibe could easily slide it into a ’70s or ’90s hit list.” Last month, James delivered an upbeat and exciting performance of “Already Knew That and “Permission” on the 2016 Soul Train Awards, where he also received a nomination for Best New Artist. Ro James is also nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist.

“XIX” Headlining Tour Dates:

February 3rd           Portland, OR                       Star Theater

February 4th        Seattle, WA                        Columbia City Theater

February 6th        Oakland, CA                        The New Parish

February 7th        Sacramento, CA                 Harlow’s

February 9th        Santa Ana, CA                     The Constellation Room @ The Observatory

February 13th      Los Angeles, CA                  The Roxy

February 14th      Detroit, MI                          Fox Theatre w/ Joe, Chrisette and Vivian Greene

February 15th      Houston, TX                        Studio @ Warehouse Live

February 16th      Dallas, TX                             South Side Music Hall

February 19th      Nashville, TN                       Basement East

February 22nd     Baton Rouge, LA                 The Varsity Theatre

February 23rd      Birmingham, AL                  Workplay Theatre

February 24th      Atlanta, GA                          Vinyl

February 25th      Raleigh, NC                          The Pour House Music Hall

February 26th      Philadelphia, PA                 The Foundry

February 28th      New York, NY                      Highline Ballroom

March 2nd            Washington, D.C.               The Howard Theatre

March 3rd            Baltimore, MD                     Soundstage

March 5th            Cambridge, MA                    The Middle East

March 7th            Toronto, ON                         Mod Club Theatre

March 8th            Cleveland, OH                      The Cambridge Room @ HOB

March 9th             Chicago, IL                                The Promontory

March 10th          Kansas City, MO                  Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah’s Casino

March 11th           Memphis, TN                          1884 Lounge

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Last Night In NYC: Justine Skye Performs At Webster Hall

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Justine Skye performed special solo showcase to a SOLD OUT crowd yesterday December 13th in NYC.

She performed her latest hit single “U Don’t Know,” as well as crowd favorite “Im Yours” and new hits “Fun” “Another Love Song” & many more.

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Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Perform at T-Mobile Arena Opening Celebration Concert

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Last Night, the Queen of Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj lit up Las Vegas in magenta at the new T-Mobile Arena official public opening with special guest Ariana Grande. The multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-nominated artist helped T-Mobile unleash an amazing Un-carrier celebration to formally open the stunning new venue located just west of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

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More than 20,000 eager music fans filled the new arena to catch the chart-toppers perform their best hits live on stage. Grande set the tone for the evening with her booming voice as she performed her new song, “Leave me Lonely,” a collaboration with Mary Gray. Minaj closed out the night with “Starship” and turned the entire arena magenta.

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Brody Jenner hit the 1&2’s keeping the crowd entertained.

Photos Courtesy of Denise Truscello (Getty Images / WireImage) on behalf of T-Mobile Arena

 

 

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Fly Events: Casey Veggies, O.T. Genasis and Eric Bellinger perform at Real 92.3’s #HomeGrownStage

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The entire city of Los Angeles came out yesterday for Real 92.3‘s first ever #RealShow at The Forum in Inglewood. Prior to the main event, attendees visited Home Grown Radio‘s #HomeGrownStage to watch the hottest upcoming acts perform including Casey Veggies, O.T. Genasis, Eric Bellinger and Jay 305.

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Radio Legend Big Boy congratulated Home Grown Radio on their first major appearance. Home Grown Radio show hosts Chuckdizzle and DJ Hed were thrilled to showcase their platform for breaking new artists to all of Los Angeles.

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Last Night In NYC: Sevyn Streeter Shuts Down SOB’s with Avery Wilson [Photos]

 

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Sevyn Streeter took over the SOB’s stage last night in New York City giving a performance of her life to a SOLD OUT crowd!

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Opening up the atmosphere was singer-songwriter and vocal-media sensation, Avery Wilson. The Clive Davis and Sean Garrett protege covered Donny Hathaway‘s classic soul tune “A Song For You.” Later, Avery showed off a few of his dance moves with two dancers performing his hit single “Change My Mind” featuring Migos.

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Closing out the show was no other than headliner, Sevyn Streeter delivering non-stop energy during her entire show. Sevyn guided her fans through her musical resume performing hits like: “Boomerang”, “Shoulda Been There”, “It Won’t Stop”, Don’t Kill The Fun”, “Sex On The Ceiling” and much more. She even gave a LIVE recipe of her very own Tory Lanez cover of “Say It”.

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Our Fly Family: Mack Wilds and Sonyae Elise were both out to show support!

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(l to r): Music Industry Execs: Joey Harris, Larisa Rodriguez, Girl Group Rawyals and Comedian/Social Media Sensation KWAY were also in the building.

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Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) and Sean Garrett.

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Avery Wilson pictured with Rawyals.

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Congrats to Sevyn and Avery on a great show!

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Last Night In NYC: ‘I Am JoJo Tour’ with JoJo & Aaron Camper at Webster Hall [Photo & Video]

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Last Night In NYC…Singer/Songwriter JoJo blessed the Webster Hall stage in The Marlin Room sector with opening act Aaron Camper for the I Am JoJo Tour.

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Opening up the night, singer-songwriter-background vocalist (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown), Aaron Camper hit the stage to get the crowd warmed up.

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The talented artist performed a few of his current singles (“Hypnotizing” & “My Heart”), while covering some classic hits like; Ryan Leslie‘s “Quicksand”, Boyz II Men‘s “Water Runs Dry” remixing it with Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — to current tunes like: Wale feat. Usher’s “Matrimony”, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth‘s “See You Again” and so much more.

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Aaron is just completely a natural talent!

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Next up, none other than the gifted JoJo! With excitement in the air and screams from wall-to-wall within a packed out venue, Jo took center-stage and immediately took us back in time to her first self-titled 2004 album (“Baby It’s You”, “Leave (Get Out)”) — along with her second project, The High Road (“Good Ol”, “Like That”).

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It was an amazing feeling as the crowd tackled every lyric as if both albums just dropped a day before the actual concert. Later, JoJo transitioned into a few songs from all three of her EPs/Mixtapes, adding up over the years during her tight label situation at Blackground Records, and lastly, gravitating to her current Tringle — a dose of 3-songs all at once. But not stopping there, the songstress even went to deliver her past Drake cover of “Marvin’s Room (Can’t Do Better)” and Jeremih‘s current platinum hit “Planes” featuring J. Cole.

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JoJo also got personal with her fans, giving a description of what she’s been through over the years:

“I was depressed…So depressed. You all got me through it.”

She also mentioned how she’s grown into the woman that she is today. It’s clear that JoJo is back and ready to take the music throne.

The night turned out to be quite incredible as JoJo definitely left her mark right in New York City, once again.

Congrats to JoJo and Aaron Camper on a job well done!

For more of the “I Am Jojo” tour dates check HERE.

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Last Night In NYC: Ty Dolla $ign Shuts Down Highline Ballroom with Skizzy Mars, iLoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg & more

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Last Night In NYCAtlantic Records recording artist Ty Dolla $ign completely shut down New York’s Highline Ballroom in honor of his upcoming debut album Free TC.

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Hot 97’s DJ Funkmaster Flex warmed up the crowd with a few massive radio/club hits, which included the crowd continuously “DABBIN'” non-stop! You can always count on Flex to keep everyone entertained.

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Opening up the show was Ty’s label-mate, Skizzy Mars performing some exclusive hits from his latest EP The Red Balloon ProjectFans in attendance sung every single lyric that came from the Mars’ mouth. Enhance his fan base day-by-day, there’s no doubt that Skizzy is climbing his way to stardom.  

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Soon after, Ty Dolla $ign graced the stage going through a plethora of his hits like: “Blasè”, “Or Nah”, “Irie” and many more.

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Later in the show, Ty brought out his music cohorts: first, iLoveMakonnen and then A$AP Ferg. The audience level went from 0 to 100 at the point. Nothing but great vibes in the air and everyone literally bounced to every tune.

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Singer/Songwriter Justine Skye was also in attendance supporting her label-mate, along with Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) and Atlantic’s Ashley Kalmanowitz.

Congrats to Ty on a successful show!

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Ty’s Free TC debuts album drops on Nov. 13th. Pre-order HERE.

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Last Night In NYC: KiKi Ireland, Alus, August Rigo & Faye B Perform at SOB’s Sol Village

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Last Night In NYC…Entertainment & Music Hotspot, SOB’s was the place to be, while enjoying great live music, food and drinks during the longest monthly running showcase of SOL Village curated by You Know I Got Soul & #GabrielApproves Media Group.

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SOL Village, hosted by artist-singer-songwriter Eric Roberson provides a platform for signed and even up and coming talent to showcase their artistry to existing fans, and possibly soon-to-be fans. Overall, the artist is able to get their moment of shine while impressing the attendees, and music connoisseurs.

The SOL Village presents…An Array of Talents segment featured artists from across the globe like:

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KiKi Ireland (Canada)

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Faye B (Switzerland)

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August Rigo (Canada); Accompanied by Lady Gaga’s Lead Guitarist Ricky Tillo. 

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ALUS (New Jersey)

The event was indeed quite the success as each talent hit the stage in song and performing covers from: Michael Jackson, Drake and more, while singing their original tunes.

If you’re ever in NYC, be sure to stop by SOB’s on the (3rd) Wednesday of every month to catch SOL Village.

Visit www.SOBs.com for more info.

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Last Night In NYC: Bryson Tiller Performs at SOB’s for Two ‘Sold Out’ Shows

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Last Night In NYC…Invading the local NY entertainment & music hotspot, SOB’s, artist Bryson Tiller brought his entire T R A P S O U L project to the stage, as he performed for not ONE, but TWO of his ‘SOLD OUT’ shows.

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Guided us right down Tiller Ave, Bryson delivered hits from his album like: “Rambo”, Ten Nine Fourteen”, “For However Long”, and more along with his major record that broke his stardom streak, “Don’t”.

During Bryson’s set, the talented artist kept his signature mysterious vibe visually in effect, with subtle flashes of colorful undertones and clouds of smoke, not giving off too much for the visible eye — but just enough to draw you into the feel of love, art, passion and pain of his music. Think, the stages of a T R I P P Y  L I F E. A roller-coaster of testimonials.

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Congrats to Bryson Tiller on a successful showcase.

 

 

T R A P S O U L is available on iTunes HERE.

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Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL)