This past weekend, Tinashe brought her energy and dance crew to perform her ‘Aquarius’ album through and through, as well as tracks from her 2013 mixtape ‘Black Water’. Put on by Ink Entertainment at Tattoo, (semi)newcomer Taya Marquis took to the stage to start off the night. With her dancers in tow, she performed singles from her EP, ‘Woman’. While the crowd originally thought she was Tinashe, baring a strikingly similar stage set and presence, Taya found her place singing tracks like “Love Again” and “Obsession” with ease. Tinashe took to the stage at 11:30PM, coming out to a screaming crowd in an adorned in a bejeweled cat mask a la Kanye West to album title track, “Aquarius”. (more…)
Kendrick takes the role of the last musical guest ever to appear on Stephen Colbert’s soon to be ending Comedy Central series and gives fans and viewers a surprise as he debuts some new music produced by Astronote, with the likes of Thundercat, Bilal, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, and Terrace Martin performing alongside him on the saxophone and bass.
This past weekend, Common took his ‘Smiling Tour’ to Toronto’s Kool Haus for not just its only Canadian date, but also the venue’s final show before its 2015 closure. Put on by Maxamus Entertainment, Common partnered up with Jay Electronica to bring the show to fruition. Toronto’s DJ Lissa Monet took the tables early in the night while Taj The Black Lion hosted the event, and around 10:30PM and a packed room, Jay Electronica came to the stage. Sporting an awfully heavy jacket for the already-heated event that was quickly disregarded, the crowd cheered loud and proud as the Roc Nation artist hit the stage. (more…)
Rick Ross called on K. Michelle to heat up Jimmy Fallon last night having the duo perform their collaborative single “If They Knew”.
J. Cole made a stop by Letterman’s show and gave a powerful performance of his ‘Be Free’ track. Cole’s third LP 2014 Forest Hills Drive is out in stores now and is projected to ship an impressive 320k-350k copies first week. Lyricism wins.
I was a lucky kid to see the 4th installment of the Raw Cypher series early, and I’ve been waiting for it to drop to share my excitement about it. Asher Roth, Chevy Woods, King Chip and newcomer $kinny slayed this cypher, and it may be my favorite one to be release yet.
This past weekend, ATL’s Key! made his way up to the cold(er) North to perform over at Parts & Labor. With Jimmy Johnson and the rest of the PRIME Collective in toe, Key! took to the stage and we have a swift recap of the wildness that went down.
After watching the Raptors lose 122-129 at the Staples Center in LA, Drake took a trip across town to the Palladium to join the A$AP Mob on stage for a performance of ‘Tuesday’ remix as Red Bull’s ’30 Days In LA’ concert came to an end. Hit the jump to watch the videos taken from the gram.