“Now many men.Many, many, many, many men wish death upon me.Have mercy on me. Cuz I’m just a prisoner of your army of one.But I’ll fight to the death or until your heart is won. Cuz where I’m from we live for the love. Die for the love.We live by the love. Die by the love.I live for you, love. Die for you, love.”
These are a few of the powerful lyric’s displayed on songstress Jhene Aiko‘s first Souled Out offering “To Love & Die” featuring Cocaine 80’s, the same song she first previewed on Instagram. The LA native sings of love and war, the kind that’s worth fighting for. Assisted by Cocaine 80‘s, this song has people comparing her to a younger Sade. With “The Worst” being huge on radio markets all over the country, fans have been awaiting this album. From the looks of it, we should be receiving a full length project very soon.
Check out the track and let us know how you’re feeling about it on Twitter.
Have you ever wondered what it costs to make the clothes you wear everyday?
Apparently someone at British retail line Primark, wanted the consumers to know.
A customer purchasing a dress from the brand found the hand-stiched message “Forced to work exhausting hours” on the the inner label where the washing machine instructions should be. Today another woman has come forward after purchasing a top from the same brand, the words “Degrading Sweatshop Conditions” were sewn into her top.
The recent discoveries have brought up concerns about the work conditions for the Primark brand, and other brands. According to Primark, who recently paid ten million in compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, their clothing factories adhere to safe and fair work conditions.
In a statement to Vogue magazine, Primark states:
“Primark’s code of conduct sets out the core principles that suppliers and factories must follow to ensure products are made in good working conditions, and that the people making them are treated decently and paid a fair wage. We inspect each factory to ensure it is meeting the code and support it by providing guidance and training when issues are identified. Primark is a member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), and our code is based on the ETI base code.”
The statement did little to ease people’s guilt, the customer, Rachel Gallager stated:
“You hear all sorts of stories about people working in sweatshops abroad — it made me feel so guilty that I can never wear that dress again. I dread to think that my summer top may be made by some exhausted person toiling away for hours in some sweatshop abroad”.
Primark plans to open it’s first U.S. store in Boston next year.
Don’t Feel Like Waiting For Next Week, We Got You Covered
Keeping the momentum going from his steamy single, “NaNa,” Trey Songz dropped an exclusive stream to his highly-anticipated Trigga album, which is slated for July 1 release date. The 17-track album features Juicy J, Ty Dollar $ign, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.
Nashville crooner, Johnny Phrank, debuts a brand new single from his forthcoming EP, Flight Risk. While his home is in Tennessee, he holds a special place in his heart for the women of Los Angeles and decided to dedicate the song to these “B***hez From Compton”. He employs the help from an emcee who knows a lot about the subject, Compton’s own Problem.
BandPlay produced the smooth synthesizer heavy track, providing a groove for Phrank and Problem to absolutely pour their hearts out. Although Phrank takes the time to sing SoCal women praises, Problem uses some of his time to address the fakes that are swimming in the highly contested waters. Their dynamic works really well, which is aided by the emcees use of auto tune. Check out the track below and tell us what you think.
British musician FKA Twigs releases video for her new single, Two Weeks.
FKA Twigs wasted no time releasing the video for her new track, Two Weeks, just hours after releasing the song via Ellie Goulding on popular music streaming site Soundcloud. Twigs keeps it very minimalistic with her movements and sticks to her straight forward but intriguing aesthetic in the Nabil/Twig’s world directed clip. When it comes down to it, Twig’s angelic vocals take over in any medium, preparing fans for her upcoming project, LP 1.
Lifebeat Music Fights HIV/AIDS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992.Its dedicated to educating young adults from ages 13-29 about HIV/AIDS prevention.Their strategy wields the talents and resources of the music industry to deliver HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness messages through broadcast, print, social and digital media, and distributes educational literature and condoms at concert venues, music festivals, clubs and other events. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support, such as musical performances, for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.They recently held a show on Friday, June 27th at Williamsburg Music Hall, which featured artist like Po Jhonson, Bodega Bamz, Flatbush Zombiez and A$AP Ferg. It was a free show, but people that were granted entry had to be tested prior to the event. KYSS (know your status stage) placed trucks in various locations around NYC, between the dates of June 2nd to June 19th. They even had the artist share it on their social media, which was a good way to encourage fans to get tested and be aware of their status.
Dj Zeke Thomas played some of the hottest tracks and mixes to get the crowd prepped and ready. It wasn’t too long after the scheduled time that Po Johnson arrived, she was the first performance and rocked the stage with her amazing voice and dancing.
Followed by Harlem native Bodega Bamz, whose last project was Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., but is set to releasehis Sunday Service EP that features other artist like Raekwon.
Flatbush Zombies sure know how to get a crowd going. As soon as they appeared on stage the crowd went wild, in the midst of a couple songs, wait for it…
Meech Crowd surfed and by the looks of it, you can tell this isn’t something random they do in their concerts because the fans were definitely thrilled with it.
And last but not least, A$AP Ferg brought the show to a close. Having the crowd chant his signature “Trap Lord”. Then performing a couple songs off his last mixtape along side with popular single “Hella Hoes”.