After a few minor setbacks, YG has finally locked down the date to his first studio album release. ‘My Krazy Life’ is set to drop on March 18, 2014 on Def Jam/CTE/Pu$haz Ink. The project will be executive produced by Young Jeezy and, of course, will feature his smash hit “My N***a” with Rich Homie Quan.
YG’s entered in to the rap game just five years ago. While in high school, the Los Angeles rapper released numerous mixtapes that garnered him much respect from the community. He eventually linked up with producer DJ Mustard and the rest is history. Prophesized as the the “new Snoop and Dre”, YG and DJ Mustard’s collaborative efforts has help create the new West Coast rap movement.
YG’s next single “Left Right” is accompanied by his right hand man, DJ Mustard. This song may very well become the next big strip club anthem.
Take a listen:
“Left Right” is now on iTunes!
For the latest on YG, follow him online:
Source: Bree Jones, Cashmere Agency
December 6th, 2013
As I strolled into the venue extra early (before most people), I peeped the inside of the venue. Rose Bar is big enough to have a chill event like this. With enough space to fit a few people, but not too big so the situation becomes overwhelming. The bar is for events. Comfy seating and serene candles lit up the place to make it seem subdued. I must say that Rose Bar can feel relaxed when necessary.
Once the people started coming through, I began to notice familiar ATL musical players and mainstays. Gorilla Zoe rolled through in his black attire and iced out chain. TJ of TJ’s DJs made his rounds. And we would all expect Playboy Tre and Scotty ATL to show up on the scene. As time progressed, it was sizing up to be a noble night for ATL hip hop.
Even more interesting is how people presented themselves. Many of the patrons were smartphone/camera ready for the sake of social media patronizing. Between the plethora of Lebrons, Oreo Jordans, meggings (men leggings) and sagging pants with name brand belt buckles, you had people actually enjoying themselves. Then again, it would be pretty hard to not have at least a decent night when there was an open bar. Eventually, the marijuana smoke hit the air and it was going to be a musical night. This all made way for the grand entrance of B.O.B himself.
As soon as B.O.B stepped into the place, there was no time wasted on greeting the man of the hour. As I took pictures for people, spilling some of my cranberry-and-vodka down my sleeve in the process, I noticed that most people showed nothing but love. Even the scantly clad-body-paint women were in great spirits. After working the rounds in the bar, B.O.B began announcing his assortment of songs for his upcoming album (Underground Luxury).
From what was given, many will see that B.O.B is more concerned about “making good music”:
- “All I Want” – this track seemed to have plenty of integrity to it. Yet, it is meant to be a “true to materialism” type of song. More than anything, you will get to hear his voice recorded.
- “One Day” – with B.O.B behind the boards and DJ Toomp providing the drums, the man formally known as Bobby Ray reminisces on his days of being raised. Candler Road has helped make his personality. Now, he just needs to find that balance.
- The Future assisted “Ready” smells like a club banger.
- “Back Me Up” – pretty hard track. That is all I need to say about it.
- “Wide Open” – This track is something for the ladies. And if anyone wonders anything, they should rest assured that the ladies love this particular song.
- “Cranberry Mohawk” – as dreamy as the soundscapes became on this song, they lyrics by Bobby were still raw.
Regardless of the amazement of people seeing Wiz Khalifa in his Pyrex gear, it can be said that B.O.B wants to show the world his efficiency. Many times in the past, B.O.B had to worry about making a “balanced album” still close to his mixtape roots. After the first two major releases, there has been an industry concern of Bobby keeping it “Decatur” and not being so “pop friendly”. What B.O.B worked to do was have an album that is honest, street wise, and hard hitting all in one. For the most part, Underground Luxury will be just fine.
More photos can be found on STACKS Magazine’s Facebook page!
Special thanks to TJ Chapman’s team for the invite!
Tiffany Foxx celebrated her birthday recently in her hometown of St. Louis. She did it big with celebrity friends and family. Alongside her, of course, was her boss lady Lil Kim. In honor of her birthday, Lil Kim presented Tiffany with a chic powder blue mink coat. Check out the coat’s fabolous-ness below in these exclusive photos:
Source: Arenia “ReinChild” Plowden, ReinChild PR
Mike Will Made-It Put On for ATL w/ T.I., Jeezy, Project Pat, 2 Chainz, Trinidad & More [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
The city of Atlanta was in for a treat on Monday night. Local producer extrodanaire Mike Will Made-It, held a live concert boasting some of the biggest names in rap music. The event was held at Terminal West and we heard the place was packed out. For the past week or so, the event was being marketed without listing Mike Will’s “special guests”. With the laundry list of hits the young producer has, it was no surprised when certain celebrities hit the stage.
Performances were given by T.I., Jeezy, Project Pat, 2 Chainz, Trinidad James, Migos, Johnny Cinco, Pastor Troy, Cyhi The Prynce, Been Trill Boyz, and Two 9. Also, Mike Will introduced the brain behind the Pyrex and Been Trill clothing lines, Virgil Abloh.
For more photos and concert footage, visit ATLNightSpots.com!
Here’s a new mixtape from rapper K Camp, In Due Time. If you’re down south, you may be familiar with the club hit “Money Baby”. Well, he’s let loose 11-tracks so us rap lovers can get to know him and what he stands for.
From first listen, the stand out tracks are “Turn Up For A Check”, “Make A Wish”, “Turn Up The Night”, and a motivational song “Think About It” featuring Cyhi Tha Prynce. But, the other 7 tracks are worth listening to. K Camp definitely has some club bangers. But the question is will he be able to expand into more creative projects. Time will tell…
Over the weekend, rapper Yo Gotti stopped through Atlanta for an album signing and club appearance. As you know, his first studio album “I AM” is currently in-stores and Yo Gotti has been on the road for months promoting the project.
This Saturday, November 29, he stopped through DBS Sounds (in Riverdale) to greet the fans and show love. STACKS Magazine was onsite to capture the moment as the Memphis-native autographed copies of the album and took pictures with his supporters. Here’s a few pics from the in-store:
The in-store was hosted by Streetz 94.5FM.
The Game Kicks Off His Birthday Week w/ Suge Knight, Kid Redd, DeRay Davis, Jordin Sparks & More [PHOTOS]
Hip-Hop superstar The Game launched his Birthday Tour at his weekly Monday night hotspot located at Tru Hollywood. The VH1 “Marrying the Game” star was joined by a slew of his celebrity friends including the real Grand Theft Auto V Star Franklin (Shawn Solo Fonteno), Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks, Deray Davis, Kid Red and even Suge Knight who showed up to blow a few candles out with The Game.
World-renown DJ Mark Da Spot kept the at-capacity party rockers going into the wee hours of the morning. The biggest problem of the night is getting people to leave even when all the lights are turned on, music is off and no more liquor is being served, people love Dream At Tru. The Game and his team No Other Events and Echoing Soundz have officially made “Dream at Tru” the #1 hottest urban nightlife spot in Hollywood on Monday nights.
Is Suge smoking that “loud”??
Photo Credit: Cassy Athena
Source: Echoing Soundz
Rihanna Stuns Audience w/ Wrapped Hair & Bobby Pins, Wins AMA’s ‘ICON’ Award & Rocks “Diamonds” [Video]
Rihanna stole the show last night at the 2013 American Music Awards. From her banging body in that little two-piece black ensemble to her facial beauty, the Barbados-bombshell couldn’t be denied among her peers in the Nokia Theater. The audience and the television viewers were in awe as Ri Ri stunned everyone by rocking a half-done do. In what has to be a “first”, Rihanna strutted her stuff while in a wrap hairstyle adorned with embellished Bobby pins. LOL.
Only Rihanna could have pulled this off…and she did! She still looked stunning without having to wear the latest hair trend. She definitely made a statement last night that she is bold, beautiful, and could care less what we think!
In addition, yesterday evening was an pivotal moment in Rihanna’s career as she was awarded the AMA’s “Icon” Award. The Icon Award is given to artists who has transcended way beyond the norm for most. An icon is an individual who’s name, prescence, spirit, and influence is undeniable and has impacted millions of fans throughout the world. Although some people believe it may be too early for her to receive it, the AMA team of board members apparently didn’t think so. And Rihanna didn’t mind receiving it as she graciously accepted the award.
“I’m so nervous right now. I’m terrible at giving speeches. I’ll just start by saying, twenty years ago is when I really started to make your life a living hell with my annoying little husky man voice you called it. I mean, just disrupting the entire neighborhood…I annoyed every one of my neighbors and ten years later I was blessed enough to meet Evan and Carl and I was working with them.
I auditioned for them at fifteen — my mom came and she was looking at us like, ‘You’re in school uniform and you still have some stuff to finish before you can think about doing this’ and I literally begged and pleaded and she finally said ‘yes’ and I thank you for that yes because that was the beginning of it all.
Shortly after that, my demo was done and I met Jay Z and Jay Brown and those are the guys who really believed in me, L.A. Reid. So many people I have to thank for the success of keeping me sane, my friends, my family, my brothers, my glam team for making me look cute all the time!
My fans I love you so much, you have no idea. You keep me driven. You keep this thing special. I can’t believe I’m 25 years old and I’m holding an icon award. That is weird to even say out loud. I thank you and I’m grateful. You all play such an important part. I’m only as good as my team so I love you guys so much. Thank you!”
After receiving her prestigious award, she took to the stage to perform her hit “Diamonds” off of her Unapologetic album. The song was certified as one of Rihanna’s best songs to-date. The song, written by Sia Furler, has went on to sell 7.5 million copies worldwide.
What Do You Think Of Rihanna’s AMA look? Did She Deserve the Icon Award?
Exclusive: Michelle Williams Gives Riveting Performance in Decatur, GA & Reveals Plenty During Press Meet-n-Greet
Michelle Williams, one-third member of the popular girls group Destiny’s Child gave an incredible performance at the Atrium House of Hope in Decatur, GA. Michelle performed two songs from her new highly anticipated 2014 gospel album Journey to Freedom. Not only did Michelle perform her first single “If We Had Your Eyes” and “Fire” but she also shared her story and appreciation for everything God has blessed her with.
Michelle Williams, a native of Rockford, Illinois, began her journey in the church. She jokingly shared with the audience that she attended services at minimum 3 to 4 times a week. She gives credit to her humble beginnings because it made her the humble and ambitious woman she is today.
Her professional musical career started after she left college to pursue her dream and was offered to tour and sing background with R&B vocalist Monica. She later auditioned for the group Destiny’s Child in 2009 and the rest was history. Being a “church girl”, Michelle stated that she was criticized by many but she understood that her gift was from God and as long as he understood she would continue to persevere. She stated that she became happier and more content in her life after she realized that she couldn’t make everybody happy.
Michelle also stated that she has a solid foundation which has allowed her to stay humble and grounded even with all the fame. In addition to her music, she has had the opportunity to star in TV and Broadway in such plays “Aida” and “The Color Purple” just to name a few. When asked would she ever pursue film, she stated that she wanted to be able to focus on one thing at a time and take all of it in before she decided to jump into other ventures.
Michelle is most thankful for having the opportunity to share her gift and talent with the world and the people she loves and adores such as members of the Destiny’s Child and family. She is super excited about the holidays and most of all the good food that comes along with it – she made special reference to the candy yams minus the marshmallow’s. (laughs)
Exclusive press meet-and-greet with Michelle Williams:
“When Jesus Says Yes”
“If I Had Your Eyes”
Journey To Freedom will be in-stores early 2014.
Special thanks to Majesty! Public Relations for the invite!
Article written by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
PromoterK.I.P. brings the Rich Kidz in concert to the Red Train in Atlanta, GA. Check out the coverage brought to you by What’s Goin’ On? T.V.
via press release…
Today, SL Jones has released the video for “Been A While,” the second single from his recent, Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. The single, as with the rest of Way Of Life, was produced by Metro Boomin. The new video comes on the heels of Jones’ previous video, for lead single “Big Bank (No Ones),” and that song continues to pick up steam for the young rapper – the song is receiving spins on Atlanta’s 94.5FM; the video has being added into rotation on MTV Networks; a remix is in the works.
For “Been A While,” Jones and video directors Signal Point Studios, with whom Jones has collaborated on a handful of recent videos, wanted to keep things simple – the video splits performance shots with club footage from Jones’ mixtape release party for Way Of Life No Hobby. Way Of Life No Hobby is available for free download now via LiveMixtapes. The mixtape features Killer Mike, Kevin Gates, Starlito, Trouble, Mibbs (of Pac Div), and more.
Check out “Been A While” below:
Follow him on Twitter @SLJonesy!
DTLR and Converse has joined forces to present a once in a lifetime opportunity to aspiring rappers. DTLR locations surrounding the east coast are hosting freestyle battle competitions in search for the next hip hop star. The contestants will each battle for a chance to win a one-single recording session at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in New York. Battle MCs who are hungry for their big break are all welcome to showcase their talents (women and men).
The competition kicked off on October 25 at Security Square Mall in Baltimore, Maryland. Next stop was in Atlanta at DTLR’s Camp Creek location. It was there that STACKS Magazine was on deck to witness the artistry first hand. Over 50 young men and women attended the event. Hot 107.9 FM’s Beestroh and female DJ Sweetbox Jones hosted the battle competition. Each contestant got the opportunity spit their hottest 16 bars in hopes of moving on to the next round of the competition.
After several rounds, the Atlanta competition ended up with three final contestants. They all gave it their best shot but in the end there could only be one winner. An unknown rapper by the name of “Roy” killed the competition and is on his way to New York to compete against the other winners from the five participating cities.
Here are few photos from the event:
The next three stops on the freestyle battle train are Washington, DC (Nov. 8), Country Club Hills, IL (Nov. 15), and Richmond, VA (Nov. 22). For more information on how to sign up to compete, go to www.dtlr.com.
Video coverage of the final three freestyles can be found on our Instagram page @ STACKSMag!
Photo Credit: Jonathan Herring, Live & Direct Media
Tracy T & Fat Trel Announced As Newest Members of MMG + Tracy T’s ‘Same B*tch’ Video & A3C Festival Photos
Rick Ross is building a strong team over at Maybach Music Group. The best way to stay relevant and keep the streets flooded is to have some of raps hottest artists part of the camp. We’ll we guess that’s exactly what Ross believes too.
Wednesday, Rick Ross took to Twitter to announce two new additions that will accompany Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Rockie Fresh, Omarion, and Gunplay. First off, the bawse shouted out Fat Trel from D.C. Secondly, Atlanta rapper Tracy T received his acknowledgement. From the looks of it, Ross is strategically pulling artists from different regions of the country. Again, what better way to cover the market.
STACKS Magazine recently got the chance to see Tracy T, in particular, perform during the annual A3C Hip Hop Music Festival in Atlanta. He has the looks and swag to definitely get the ladies talking. His song with Que “Same B-tch” had the streets talking this past summer. Although, he may not be as lyrical as MMG’s other artist, we’re assuming Ross knows he can fill a certain void for the fans that enjoy that type of music.
Congrats to both fellas!
Here a couple pictures from Tracy T’s performance at A3C and the official video for “Same B-tch”:
What do you think? Are Tracy T and Fat Trel good additions to MMG?
When a new artist comes around who can reach national and global audiences, something should be said about that. Well, this South Carolina-born singer is doing just that and is on his way to becoming the next household name.
Evin Gibson has spent the last several years honing in on his craft and mesmerizing listeners with his fusion of R&B and pop. His initial project “Life in E-Vision” was release independently and proved that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it. He sold over 5,000 copies on his own and through various online music websites was able to create an international fan base. Evin has traveled to many places like Japan and Germany to spread his talents. He’s been invited to open up for Sunshine Anderson, Jill Scott, and even legendary R&B crooner Freddie Jackson. In addition, his singing abilities and heartfelt songs even reached the attention of his hometowns neighboring state of North Carolina, in which he received a nomination at the North Carolina Music Awards for Best Male R&B Artist.
Evin also had the experience of singing at the BET Experience and at a premier event for the television show “The Game.”
As an artist for Str8Wired Entertainment, his team is moving full steam ahead with his next project. Evin’s talent can’t be denied and his pretty boy looks is just the icing on the cake. If you haven’t heard of him before now, now it’s time to listen. STACKS Magazine’s staff writer, Abner Jackson II, recently spoke with the singer about his influences, what’s going to separate him from other artists, meeting the late Whitney Houston, and his future plans.
When did you realize you wanted to become a R&B singer and was there any artists whose work influenced you the most?
I always had a passion for music growing up around a lot of musicians and church. My family being so soiled in music…when I started listening to a lot of the old school records that were played by family and a lot of the new school records that were current growing up. I felt like I would take the instrumentals and make my own music to them and make my own songs to them. I did it to almost every song came out and had my own version for almost every song that came out and I decided this is something that I really want to do. I wanted to take my sound and expand it. I started making my own music from that point. It’s something that happened and throughout the years always been a part of my heart. Being able to do music now, is a dream come true. Artists that inspired me? No set artist inspired me. I listened to all the greats from Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, En Vogue, Boyz II Men…a variety of artists. So, I don’t have one set artist that inspired me. I just love great music.
For our readers who have never heard of your music, how would you explain your sound to them?
My music is R&B, pop, and with a core of good music. Basically, it’s a sound that is clean that talks about love, life, and experiences people go through. It’s a sound of great story, memo flows, basic R&B and pop, good music – it’s really hard to describe besides good music that touches your soul and relate to things you go through in your own life.
What makes your style/image as a male singer different from other young male artists?
I’m not trying to become someone I’m not. I’m just trying to put positive clean music out there for the public. I like to put a little bit of imagination. Music lacks imagination sometime nowadays and music sometimes lacks that imagination. I don’t like to come out and say exactly what the song is about, I like to put it so everybody can relate to it. Put their own story to it. My style is being true to me and what makes me happy and making sure I have a message in what I do. That’s my style and I don’t think a lot of people have that style. I think people lose their message sometimes. I’m a person who talks about message and love, not drama.
How did it feel to open up in concert for Jill Scott, Freddie Jackson and Sunshine Anderson?
I feel like to open up for any major artist is an accomplishment and it’s also one of those things you have to make sure you on point. It can be kind of scary. People came to see the artist. They came to see. You have to give it your all with everything; rather for the major artists I open up for or I’m doing my own show, I give it my all and try to keep it on that level. I can have fun and my audience can have fun. It’s always great to meet new people and explain yourself to new people. It’s always a wonderful, wonderful feeling anytime you get to do what you were born to do and love to do. It’s a great experience.
In your bio, it was mentioned that you performed at the BET Experience and during The Game’s premiere. How did those opportunities come about?
Anything I’m able to perform at is through my label Str8Wired Entertainment. They are able to get me into a lot of places and do a lot of things that expose me to a lot of people. They are doing a very good job at that. So, I’m really thankful for them, my publicist, and I’m really happy to have a good team around me. They see the opportunities where I fit in. They get me out there and if they like it, they get me to be a part of it. I’m just happy to have that team around me.
When you’re not in the studio or performing, what do you do in your free time?
I like to chill, relax and I’m a father. I love spending time with my kids and I’m a hands-own father. I love being with my kids and being a good dad. Teaching them and having fun with them basically. Watching movies…I’m really just a simple guy. Like to have fun, like to relax, chill, be with my kids and family.
What is your biggest accomplishment, thus far, in this field of work?
My biggest accomplishment in music, well there are quite a few musical landmarks that happened in my life. One particular thing that happened (that I’ll never forget) is meeting Whitney Houston, which is someone I always looked up to and I always thought was one of the greatest voices of all time. Getting to meet her in life through music and being able to meet her is a moment that time stood still. She is a musical icon and there are so many things that has happened to me that I been blessed to be able to do. From getting my songs on the radio, video on MTV, having a record number one on the radio station, being able to go to Japan and tour, having my CD sell overseas, etc. They are so many different accomplishments. But, being able to give back and being a part of a lot of the benefit concerts is some of the greatest things I enjoyed.
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
I see myself doing the same thing I’m doing just on a larger scale reaching a bigger platform. I see myself really spreading the message of love and not so much of war and on the radio and do music. Having a good time and of course being respectful. I can see myself bringing a new platform of music back and teach kids through music and inspire others through music. Basically, just doing what I love to do and growing and touring and having a great time. Life is all about a great time right? Having a great time and being true to who I am, inspire people to follow their dreams, because that’s so important. When you in these positions to reach people, it’s very important that you be a good example. You show them life has its ups and downs. We all go through stuff, at the same time anybody can achieve anything. When you see people making it big, it does not mean you can’t make it big. It just means go out there and do it. I want people to get that message from Evin Gibson, my life and from what I been able to accomplish coming from a small town. Branching out and doing things very few get to do. If I can do it, anybody can do it. That goes for anybody in any field and not just music. I really want that message to be conveyed through what I do. This album I got coming out, I want people to be able to realize that is the message from that album, basically.
Watch Evin Gibson’s latest video “Instant Fire” below:
To learn more about this talented artist, visit www.EvinGibson.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvinGibson and on Facebook @ EvinGibsonMusic.
Special thanks to Jakeem Smith, of Jay Productions!
A1 Records boss, Rocko, has been investing a lot of energy into a new artist called Bloody Jay. Apparently, Rocko sees something in him that’s unique and what the game is missing. Well he’s not alone. Many others agree that Bloody Jay’s different. From his rap cadences to tone of voice, he has the talent to become one of the hottest out of Atlanta. Moreover, one of the hottest in the game…period.
Hosted by DJ Scream, Bloody Jay’s newest mixtape ‘Blatlanta II: Brazy’ shows his growth. The 16-track project include features from Trouble, Rocko, Young Thug, Kevin Gates and Gangsta. Production credit goes to Tripp Da Hit Major, Will A Fool, Ferrari Smash, Chase N. Cashe, Superstar Jay and Few Beats.
This week, the Bloody Jay hosted a mixtape listening session this week at 255 Tapas restaurant in Atlanta. You can download the mixtape now at Livemixtapes.com. Here are a few photos from the event:
Photo Credit: Jonathan Herring, Live & Direct Media Group
B.o.B.’s next album Underground Luxury is on it’s way.
The good folks in his camp sent over an exclusive look into the ‘Road To Underground Luxury’. In the short documentary, B.o.B talks about the road he’s taken to get where he is. But, the catch twenty-two of his success is the lack of enthusiasm he now has for the whole lively hood of being in the industry. He’s now at the point in which he “no longer give a f*ck!” So, he’s ready to let people in on what being the rap game really means.
Are you ready?
Take a peak at the video below:
Underground Luxury is in stores December 17, 2013. Check out www.bobatl.com for more info!
Our boy Windsor Jones is back with another installment of What’s Goin’ On TV. This time he’s in the studio with A-1 The SuperGroup. Their song “Everywhere We Go” is blazing in Atlanta and is spreading nationwide.
This footage captures A-1 and Windsor chopping it up and laying down a few tracks. Video features cameos by DJ Kutt Throat and Ray Forte on the boards.
Check it out…
I don’t know what others have to say, but I am still getting used to the idea of all this “movement” between venues. When I first started frequenting the A3C, everything (and I mean everything) was in ONE area. Nowadays, you have to drive around here and there, hope that you can find parking, and make sure that you are at the right spot. It can be a hassle. In short, attending the A3C has become more work than usual. That still doesn’t keep the festival from being as entertaining as possible. It is just that you are torn between travelling around the city to see as much as possible and staying in one spot for most of your day.
Thus, I picked the Variety Playhouse for my first night. And I must say that I am glad that I made that choice.
Rockness Monstah: for anyone looking for that rap that hearkens back into the “95 Era” of things, then you missed a treat. Rock held nothing back when he hit the stage. The majority of the crowd was more than happy to peep him do his thing on the stage.
Skyzoo: forever the agile wordsmith, Sky did nothing short of go through some hits that all his fans were familiar with. Plus, when he hit us off with that Range Rover Rhythm, I knew it was over from there. Oh, and please believe that other performed tracks were just as potent. Adding a live horn player to the mix and you have something more acoustic than ever. But you will see in the videos.
Jean Grae: I personally think she should become a comedienne. However, since her rap demand still remains strong, I can understand her desire to perform for hip hop crowds. She was either cracking jokes or coming with dope rhymes. Peep the video to see what I am talking about.
Bonus: Pharoahe Monch!!!
With all of this said, the Variety Playhouse had some acts for you to enjoy. That is, unless you weren’t an “underground hip hop head”. Then you probably thought they sucked. Otherwise, I would suggest that you watch the videos and peep out whatever it is you missed out on.
To see more video footage of this Variety Playhouse showcase, visit (and subscribe to) the STACKS Magazine YouTube channel HERE!
Exclusive: Princess Digital Confirms New Crime Mob Album & What She’s Up To Now + Video “Lose Myself”
In 2004, a hot new group hit the scene. They tore up the radio stations and clubs with a highly energetic song “Knuck If You Buck.” The group (then known as Crime Mob) consisted of four males and two females. Not trying to out-do their male counterparts, Princess and Diamond possessed a quality that demanded audiences to watch and listen. This star quality and rapping skills sent the girls and the rest of the group on to a substantial level of musical success. After the group’s 2004 self-title album release, the six of them recorded another project in 2007 (Hated On Mostly) with lackluster success. The group eventually broke up.
Despite having internal issues and record labels, several members continued to pursue their dreams on their own. Princess Digital (as she is now known as), for instance, did not allow these circumstances to stop her. Since the group’s dismantling, Princess Digital has released several mixtapes throughout the years (i.e. Dirty Pop, P.S.A., Mixed & Destroyed 3, and Hiatus). We recently caught up with her on the red carpet of T.I.’s “Peep Show” Birthday Party to find out what projects she’s currently working on.
For starters, Princess Digital revealed that she and her former cohorts are working on a new Crime Mob album! This is great news to their fans. It’s been awhile since anyone has heard music from them as a team. However, Crime Mob did perform at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash this year to great reviews. Unfortunately, it was said that Princess did not perform. But, she is working on Crime Mob’s new project and also on a solo album.
Outside of the music game, Princess Digital has entered the acting world. She’s set to star in a stage play with Juanita Bynum. Also, the Lifetime Network recently featured Princess Digital on the show “Double Divas.” She appeared on Season 2 Episode 14 where she allowed the Divas to style her for an upcoming video shoot. Check out that episode HERE.
It is clear that Princess Digital isn’t stopping anytime soon. She’s talented, smart, and still a young woman that can work in different facets of the entertainment business. Music is her first love, therefore, she continues to write for other artists. But, she has her eyes set on the beauty industry as well. She will soon release more information regarding a new lipstick and hair line.
Over the weekend, she released a new video for “Lose Myself” which is definitely pop inspired. Although we’re not sure how her U.S. fans will respond, this tune should receive major play overseas. Strategically, this is a good plan for Princess Digital…spread the musical talent around to various genres. Ultimately, this will generate more revenue lanes. Princess Digital is keeping her finger on the pulse, bossin’ up, and we like that.
Watch her latest video “Lose Myself” below:
Show your support and stay updated on her latest happenings. Follow her now on Twitter @PrincessDigital !
For the 3rd year in a row, the city of Atlanta hosted a local talent showcase in the city’s Woodruff Park. The hip hop festival coincided with the annual BET Hip Hop Awards show. The festival gives underground artists the opportunity to get their shine on.
This year, What’s Goin On TV captured the event which included shout outs from radio personality Red Dredd, rapper 4-Ize, and Sean Teezy. Also, there were a performance by rapper Yung Tone and a hilarious freestyle battle between rappers Duval and a little kid name King Roscoe.
Check it out…
The BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 aired last night with millions of viewers tuned in to see their favorite artists. Many of the artist took home awards, but L.A.’s Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with a total of 5 awards.
- Best Featured Verse
- Lyricist of the Year
- Best Collabo
- MVP of the Year
- Album of the Year
The Top Dawg Entertainment artist has been on everyone’s radar since he dropped his first album M.A.A.D. City. Since then, he’s reached a new height in fan appreciation and respect from his peers. Most recently, however, Kendrick sparked a big controversy when he released a lethal 16-bars on Big Sean’s “Control” song. He called out many of his peers, not in disrespect, but as homage for them being some of the young cats (in his league) that he admire. In the song, he also called himself the King of New York. This didn’t sit too well with a few New York rappers. Needless to say, the hoopla surrounding the “Control” verse has died down. Until the BET Hip Hop awards rolled around.
In another blow to the dome, Kendrick used his time during the TDE cypher to continue his wrath on the competition. Once again he proved why he’s one of the best and not afraid to challenge other emcees. Not to take away from the rest of the TDE camp…SchoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul all did their thing. When you think of lyricists as a group, TDE is right up there with Slaughterhouse. A group of young men that bring their A game to the mic consistently.
But, in case you missed Kendrick’s verse, we’ve got it for you.
Kendrick Lamar & TDE Cypher
Dammit man! We are still in awe about Kendrick’s verse. People can hate on the man. But you can not deny that he has the “it” factor and he truly has talent as a lyricist.
In case you missed the other cyphers, BET has forwarded over the official video footage from the broadcast. Check them out below:
A$AP Mob Cypher
Jon Conner & Friends Cypher
Lil Kim & Friends Cypher
The Real Husbands of Hollywood Cypher
The Slaughterhouse Cypher
Young Snead is still down with Baby D and the AMG camp and working the streets with his new project, Long Over Due. The mixtape, hosted by DJ Big Tiny, features 15 tracks with production credits to DJ London, 808 Mafia, AK 47, Metro Beatz, and a host of others.
Check out the stream below and download now on Livemixtapes.com.
(via press release)
Lil Kim along with Tiffany Foxx shocked the crowd during the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards with their appearance during the Award’s Cypher. Tiffany Foxx introduced herself to the BET Hip Hop Awards with a cypher performance that could only be followed up by mentor and friend Lil Kim. Lil Kim let it be known she hasn’t lost her touch for bar for bar flows and Tiffany Foxx exhibited why Kim chose her to rock with during the cypher.
Check out Tiffany Foxx’s breakthrough BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 Cypher performance, October 15th at 10p EST only on BET.
About Tiffany Foxx:
Tiffany Foxx is amply supplying what the rap game has been missing – a strong, independent female voice with a dash of Midwest sexy over hit beats for a show stopping performance. With effortless poise, elegance and class, Tiffany Foxx’s unstoppable talent has taken the music world by storm.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Tiffany became the “black sheep” of the family when she chose to pursue music instead of a career in cosmetology like the rest of her family. The young Tiffany always had a knack for music – she played piano and clarinet in her high school band and took to writing poetry as a way of expressing herself. But it wasn’t until she turned 17 years old that she decided to take her talents serious. Inspired by fellow St. Louis native Nelly who took poetry, paired it with hot beats, and made it famous, Tiffany knew she could accomplish the same and set out on her own journey to stardom.
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Photo Credit: Cindy Folson, Elite PR NYC
K.I.P. Ent brings two of the hottest acts in the city to Red Train for B.E.T. weekend. A-1 The Super Group and Losie perform their hit singles “Everywhere We Go” and “Roger That”. Brought to you by What’s Goin On? T.V.
Glenn Lewis is back. The 90′s R&B singer is vying to bring back that feel good love music. His new album Moment of Truth is set to drop on October 15 on RuffHouse/Capitol Records.
To kick start the project, he’s released a nice semi-reggae track with the lovely Melanie Fiona. The song “All My Love”, produced by Bilal, gives the meaning of what a relationship and loving someone is supposed to be.
Sounds like Glenn may be on to something. Can’t wait to hear the album in its entirety!
“You really thought a ni–a really wouldn’t gone talk kilo, no mo’. Like a ni–a hit the studio and never ever sold no blow.” – Jeezy
El Jefe is back with a new banger. Released just in time for the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta and for his birthday, Jeezy is letting be known that an album is on the way. To accompany the Childish Major produced track, Jeezy released a short video speaking to local DJs and other industry peers about what he’s been cooking up in the studio.
It seems like he’s ready to get some stuff off his chest. Hinting to the fact that “the statue of limitations is over”, could this mean that he’s ready to speak on a few things (i.e. BMF) that his fans been waiting to hear? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Take a listen to “In My Head” below…
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS NEW JOINT?
Tuesday, September 24, Atlanta’s Museum Bar welcomed music lovers for a special album release party. Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson has combined their talents to create a new reggae album.
Yes, reggae. Sounds strange doesn’t it…given the fact that neither one of them are known to sing that genre of music. But hey, talent is talent…right?
Anyway, the ‘9INE‘ album release party brought out many supporters and celebrity friends. STACKS Magazine was on site to get exclusive photos from the event. Check out a few of them below:
’9INE’ is now available on iTunes. In case you need a preview of what to expect from their new album, check out “Promise” below and let us know what you think.
ClubTapes.com brings you another exclusive official remix project with Trinidad James curated by the “CertifedTSO” team and Think its A Game ENT!! The Remix Project will feature some of the hottest Producers & DJ’s In the game including M!NT, NEVR, King Dave, Willy Joy, Clicks & Whistles, Protohype, J. Padron, Get Em, Two Fresh & HYDRABADD.
Direct Download Link:
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For the Pusha fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of My Name Is My Name, you can now be the first to hear snippets of what’s to come.
Take a listen…
Stuey Rock got another club banger on his hands. The Hot 107.9 radio personality and rapper has been putting out music for a couple years now. He’s apparently very serious about this rap thing. This track “Atlanta Lights” reveals what Stuey has known since his move from St. Louis to the durrty south – that the strip club scene is big deal in the A.
Many young women pursue college degrees in the day time and at night take off their clothes as a dancer. The lifestyle can work in their favor or not. But, no matter what the outcome is for these women who chose to dance, the stripping game isn’t fading away anytime soon.
Take a look at “Atlanta Lights”…