The beatbox needs a little work but Tiara Thomas rips this freestyle!
Singer, songwriter, and lyricist Tiara Thomas is making her return to music on a higher level, all puns intended. Her official break in the industry started when MMG artist Wale teamed up with the college graduate for the platinum selling record “Bad”. It came to no surprise when Tiara’s career skyrocketed after the release of the hit single, and soon after signed to industry power house Rico Love. Currently Thomas has separated from her contract with Rico’s Division One label and is releasing her a project next month solo. Tiara tells us about the progression of her music career, the EP Up In Smoke that is set to be released August 12th, and spills who she would F, Marry, or Kill out of Mack Wilds, Fetty Wap, and Kendrick Lamar.
Watch the full exclusive interview above and her new video to single “On Me” below!
Wale to join the First Lady in push for better education
Michelle Obama has relentlessly made the country aware of her commitment making quality education ubiquitous, and on Thursday, D.C. native Wale will join her in those valiant efforts.
According to an official White House press release, FLOTUS will join Wale and several scholars on a panel at a White House summit, where they will address over 100 students that “have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college.”
Wale had this to say about the huge opportunity:
I’m beyond honored & grateful to be involved in the First Lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative & to have the opportunity to sit down with her, as well as perform for the kids of D.C. I believe that the youth are the first step in creating a better country, so to be involved in a program that aims to enrich their lives is truly the greatest reward,” says Wale. “Having grown up in Washington, D.C., being invited to the White House by the First Lady is a dream come true. Thank you to Mrs. Obama & her entire staff for this opportunity.
On Thursday afternoon, following the panel discussion, Wale will perform, which will undoubtedly be a huge moment for him.
And just like that Blu put out a new EP, The Return. The short project features this track, “Thriller.” The production is sample heavy and takes a backseat to the stories, as told by the emcees who join Blu. You’ll never be shorted on lyrics and production with this artist. And his artwork lately has been on point, following his last album, Good To Be Home.
J. Cole continues to show out on Dollar and a Dream Tour J. Cole‘s Dollar and a Dream Tour is like his B-Sides show, before there was a B-Sides show. On the tour, which is in its third year, Cole shies away from his commercially successful records, and generally performs one of his pre-superstar projects in its entirety. Last year, it was The Warm Up. This year, Friday Night Lights.
Still, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t sometimes get his superstar friends to join in the fun. At last night’s show in Los Angeles, J. Cole was joined on stage by one of his best buds: Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick performed crowd favorites like “Cartoons and Cereal” and his potential summer anthem, “Alright,” with Cole’s help, before assisting Cole with one of his biggest current records, “Tale of 2 Citiez,” which is such a guaranteed crowd rocker, it could be the direct successor to Drake’s “Know Yourself.”
Check out a couple videos above of their performance.
If you’re like us, you’re wondering what Wale had cooking up along side with his album Album About Nothing. Well here it is..
Thursday night, TBS announced that this summer, they will be airing a Seinfeld Remix all summer long. If you didn’t hear in March, Wale is a huge Seinfeld fan so of course you know TBS had to get Jerry‘s good friend to show his dedication for the long-run show if the album wasn’t enough.
Seinfeld Remix will be a eight week run on Monday-Saturday and will feature Wale’s most favorite moments and reflect different clips that inspired his latest album. In the promo for the series below, Wale recites memorable quotes from the sitcom alongside footage from various episodes.
Seinfeld Remix will begin on June 15th 6-8 p.m. ET/PT.
Either this is staged or this kid needs an ice pack
Wale is hanging out with Bill Walton and some early pre-game fans outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where Game 4 of the NBA Finals kicks off at 9 p.m, and he isn’t wasting time. With Kyrie Irving out, he’s out there making a serious case as to why LeBron should let him suit up as Matthew Dellavedova‘s back-up should something happen to the feisty, scrappy point guard, who’s quickly becoming an international sensation.
Okay, we’re just kidding on the Cavs back-up bit, but seriously, that crossover? Either Bill Walton staged this, or Wale’s packing a lot more than just bars and sneakers in his arsenal.
Wale delivers a climactic visual for his Usher-assisted “The Matrimony”
The Album About Nothing debuted at #1 this year, and it’s thanks to records like this. Near the end of the album, with assistance from a Jerry Seinfeld introduction, Wale and Usher crafted a gorgeous ballad about the youth’s perspective on marriage, and we finally have a video for it. Wale gets involved in a romantic fling with a woman who later ends up at the altar with a different man, who represents the stability that Wale can’t necessarily offer. But who needs stability when you can have love?