Following up his release of single “Black Tux”, Memphis, TN rapper/activist/lecturer Marco Pavé is hard at work promoting his recent TEDx talk. The lecture took place in his hometown of Memphis, where Marc explained exactly how important music is to him and why he would not be here without it. It’s always inspiring when artists within the culture realise just how important it is to add to it positively. Knowledge is one of the five elements and Marco Pavé is an artist who deeply understands the importance of sharing knowledge. Check out his TEDx appearance below.
“The history of Memphis music is long and very detailed, but along the way Memphis fell off the map when it comes to Music. I want to build a great art and music industry back in Memphis. I had been saying that in my own world for a while, I wanted to reach a larger platform with my message of respecting the arts as a viable career choice. Tedx Memphis provided that, I was able to tell my story to a sold-out crowd of 1,000+ people. “ – Marco Pavé
BJ The Chicago Kid and Chance The Rapper battle with their conscience’s in the new visual for “Church”. As BJ contemplates whether or not to get wild and debaucherous with a seductress or to stay strong and attend church in the morning, he figures that he can have his cake and eat it and still “go to heaven”. BJ The Chicago Kid’s soulful vocals and Chance’s verse both portray compelling arguments on whether or not he should stay or leave. He’s staying, and as the Scott Lazes-directed visuals come to a head, there’s a surprising twist right at the end.
Philly rapper Bigg Homie joins forces with Dreamchaser‘s soul singer/songwriter Guordan Banks and Grammy producer Vidal Davis for “The Money Part”. A laid back jam with a cool, old school feel, the song serves as the first single off of his upcoming EP Condo Music 2.
After releasing the single and clocking up over 300k plays on Soundcloud, BMB’s Kash Doll decided to give the track the optic treatment which features an appearance from Grammy nominated artist, Charli Baltimore. The video depicts Kash Doll’s glossy lifestyle and highlights the fact that everything about the rising star’s presentation is accurate. Hit that play button!
Las Vegas rapper So Gaudy and his GRE team unveil the visual to their song “All Day.” which features Havana Push. In the video, we get a real, behind the scenes look at the GRE crew’s life in “Sin City.” Bottles. Money. Cars. Clothes and plenty to smoke. Peep “All Day” below.
North Carolina rapper Kid Infamous puts in all on the table in his new visuals for “Goodmorning”. In the JK Media-directed images, Kid Infamous shows viewers what his life would have become if he hadn’t found music as an outlet. Music saves lives!
“50 cent was huge inspiration for me during my late teens. I always admired how he made it out of his rough lifestyle, to make it to the top of the music industry. I feel like me and 50 have a similar story, just in different ways…” – Kid Infamous
DOOM collabs are always ingenious, and this Ghostface Killah and DOOM tag team is no exception. DOOMSTARKS have just unleashed their dope new track, “Lively Hood”, and it’s everything we were hoping it would be. It’s lyrical and boasts a dope, gritty instrumental. This one should definitely get fans hyped for the rumored joint album DOOMSTARKS will hopefully be releasing later on this year. The release is a part of Adult Swim Singles 2015 series, and you can download it free right here or if you’re a vinyl lover, you can order the limited edition 7″ at Gas Drawls.
Following this morning’s debut via DJ Envy over at The Breakfast Club, Lil George releases his remix for his popular “Sauce” single which now features French Montana and boasts a grittier edge and a heavier bass. The “Sauce” remix was produced by Reuel Beats and YH, and is taken from Lil George’s upcoming mixtape via BMB Entertainment. Check it out below.
Defiant artist and Hippie Life Krew frontman Visto will soon be dropping his hotly anticipated Hammocks In The Sky EP. To keep fans sated, Visto unveils the calming visual for “Namaste” featuring Grand Hustle boss T.I.‘s son Domani Harris and Australian songstress Emmaline. Visto takes it back to nature in the Minista Cinema visuals, where Visto and friends spread peaceful vibes under the watchful eyes of Mother Earth. “Namaste” is co-Produced by DJ Money and Mister Neek. Check it out below.
Grammy Award winning R&B icons, Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds had much to celebrate during their recent African tour. The co-headliners played four shows in three major South African cities. Following a sold out stadium performance in Harare, Zimbabwe, the tour moved on to Johannesburg, where both Toni Braxton and her musical “soulmate” Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds were presented with double platinum certification . The plaques were in the territory by Universal Music South Africa for their Grammy-winning duets album, Love, Marriage & Divorce.
The plaques awarded to the pair were inscribed with: Double Platinum Award proudly presented to TONI BRAXTON & KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS by Universal Music South Africa for sales in excess of 80,000 units of the “Love Marriage & Divorce” album.
Now that the Toni Braxton & Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds African Tour has come to an end, Ms. Braxton continues on her own sold-out, solo tour TONI BRAXTON LIVE in Australia and New Zealand. Go Toni!
Braxton’s tour dates include:
9/9 in Perth, Australia (HBF Stadium)
9/11 in Melbourne, Australia( Hamer Hall)
9/13 in Sydney, Australia (Sydney Opera House)
9/14 in Brisbane, Australia (QPAC Theatre)
9/17 in Auckland, New Zealand (Logan Campbell Centre)