Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joins Ebro in the Morning to address the increase of shootings in New York City, and more specifically Brooklyn in recent weeks. He also discusses his thoughts on disbanding plainclothes officers across New York City, answering reports of accepting donations from the NYPD, as well […]
070 Phi’s “No Resources” off of his latest album, My Father’s Gun, highlights the disparities of an unjust system with a generation of young people fighting for change, fighting for freedom. “The youth of this generation are searching for answers with no resources & no results. Searching for truth. Searching […]
Foul Child: The Legend of Big L, a new mini-documentary film chronicling the trajectory of the profoundly influential and visionary Hip Hop artist Big L, coming May 29th via Mass Appeal & Certified Classics. Featuring exclusive interviews by RZA, Buckwild, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, Dave East, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia and Peter Rosenberg. […]
CBS News journalists were granted extraordinary access inside a major New York City hospital battling COVID-19 in “Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line,” a one-hour primetime special to be presented on May 15 at 9p ET/PT on CBS. “CBS This Morning” has a preview.
In this episode of Please Don’t Hang Up, hosts Taylor, Jen, and Jake are still under quarantine in New York City. As a result, they call restaurants around NYC to see how they’re coping with the COVID-19 pandemic that’s ravaging the city. From a distillery going from making gin to […]
Sneakersnstuff’s NYC bar SNS Bar hosted another evening of the “One Night Only” series featuring Just Blaze, Stretch Armstrong and DJ Soul with special performances by Cam’ron & Jim Jones!
One of the pre-eminent talents of the Brooklyn drill boom, East Flatbush rhymer Sleepy Hallow specializes in sinister street stories. Steering his sound away from the doom-and-gloom of drill towards a more eclectic, melodic, and organic approach, Sleepy Hallow announces DON’T SLEEP, his upcoming debut mixtape. With the lion’s share of the production […]
Arielle was born and raised in the small town of Durham, North Carolina but always had big city dreams. As a young girl, it was normal to find Arielle singing in her mirror or shower, but her most favorite place to sing was the on the phone – while unfortunately […]
Last night, Teyana Taylor performed her most ambitious show to-date to a sold-out audience at New York’s Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center as part of Red Bull Music Festival New York. The Harlem-born singer, songwriter, dancer, model and actress’ House of Petunia was a spectacular audio-visual experience that she described […]
Chicago’s own TINK performs some of her hits Live in Concert at SOBs in NYC. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
By Jack Barnes Last night, 4x Grammy-Award winning, platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer and business mogul, The-Dream , celebrated the release of his much anticipated 6th studio album project – “Sex Tape Vol 1, Sextape Vol 2, Sextape Vol 3” at GoldBar in NYC. The 38 track, three part installation is set for […]
By Jack Barnes A new and unique fitness experience dubbed, Future of Sports, descended upon Williamsburg, Brooklyn last Thursday for the first time ever kicking off the launch of an immersive activation that will extend until January 06, 2019. Last week’s VIP/Media preview party was hosted by viral sensation Shiggy (Drake’s Keke Do You Love Me) accompanied […]
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4:23 Getting Into Music
5:53 On The Making Of “Icey”
6:37 5 Words Describing The Album
“I’m not trying to step over anybody, I’m not trying to compete with anybody,” says Harlem rapper Melii. “When you focus on somebody else, you’re not elevating yourself.” Do not mistake her humble tone for meekness. The young Dominicana who made waves with the viral hit “Icey” and landed a deal with Interscope Records can be heard on the track “B*tch I can’t help that your p***y trash!.” During a recent visit to MASS APPEAL HQ, Melii spoke on her rebellious youth in Harlem, her creative insights, and where she’s going next. “Check out the latest episode of Open Space right now.
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Raphael Saadiq By Jack Barnes Raphael Saadiq will kick off his first headline tour in several years this week and his longtime friend and Lucy Pearl bandmate Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) will support him on several dates of the summer run. Flint, MI musician & activist Tunde Olaniran will also join the […]
Ne-Yo & Diggy Simmons By Jack Barnes Last night, Platinum recording artist and entertainer artist Ne-Yo and industry newcomer Diggy Simmons attended the “Life Coach” Launch an interactive pop-up in New York City. Ne-Yo and Diggy both were spotted wearing the luxury brand enjoying the playful surreal experience that was “Life Coach.”
Future By Jack Barnes A hip-hop lifer with deep connections to every mover and shaker in the game, NYC’s Tru Life is triumphantly returning to the game to make some of the best music of his career. Teaming up for a banger with Future, Tru Life discusses his ways with women on “Baddie.” Friends since […]