Check out the companies making headlines midday Friday: Celgene — Shares of Celgene rose 6.58 percent after proxy advisors Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis recommended that Bristol-Myers Squibb shareholders vote in favor of its bid to buy Celgene. The recommendations come weeks before shareholders vote on the $74 billion buyout of the biotechnology company. CarMax — CarMax jumped 8.37 percent after it reported better than expected fourth-quarter earnings. CarMax reported earnings of $1.13 per share, 9 cents higher than expected. BlackBerry — Shares of BlackBerry surged 14.19 percent after the company reported fourth-quarter results that beat analyst expectations. BlackBerry
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Catch a vibe as you listen to Mastermind BL’s “Whole Time” Artists Ya Minko and Lysian drops their latest music video early this March. Both artists grew up in Gabon, Africa. With video production by OG Visions, you will catch the Houston vibes throughout the video. You will see the landscape in the Nyte Lyfe viewing the skylines of downtown Houston.
These guys captures an unique look of themselves, giving their fans more of their craft. Their lyrics were average, the production helped offset its performance. Th artists should focus on more clarity of their voice.
The video production was pretty cool. The video should have had more scenes or various visuals to attract the viewer’s eye. Maybe the scenes were limited.
Overall, the video is cool. The storyline of the actual song should be depicted more. We look forward to see what else these guys have in store.
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We caught up with an aspiring rap artist from Houston named LaVander. After listening to his music, we anticipate hearing what he has coming up in the future. As an upcoming artist, things become challenging when you are channeling your craft. LaVander has a sense of flow within his music. His concept with his lyrics are heard, yet something is missing. LaVander is a hip hop artist that’s taking his music one step at a time.
Although the artist can bring the concept of his tracks to life, he needs to become more enthused in this music. Practicing your flow and how the fans will interpret your voice is very important! LaVander has this unique presence on the mic and we look forward to hearing more from him.
You can visit him on Instagram @Lavanderdaniels
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Social media has went into a frenzy about Gucci advertising their blackface sweater. The sweater becomes questionable and the black community becomes furious! Why would Gucci even put out such a design, even during black history month?
Many in the hip hop community blasts the high end fashion brand. Soulja Boy, T.I., Waka Flocka, and more goes in on Gucci and how they no longer will be supporting this brand. With most of blacks buying and flaunting the brand, this becomes a slap in the face to one of their biggest buyers.
Gucci sends out an apology:
As a whole, we should stop supporting these brands that still embrace to racist acts from the elite. We need to become more supportive of our black owned businesses that create clothing for our body design. These European brands don’t even fit us properly. Why do our black people complain but never make a call to action not to support these brands that care less? We are in high hopes that our people get the picture one day to end The ill mannered actions.
Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.
We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs
— gucci (@gucci) February 7, 2019
Have you ever needed a ride and called on Lyft? Many has used the app to get a quick ride to work or to their favorite artist’s concert. What Lyft is missing is a song that represents their passengers’ experiences and where they are going as they ride!
New Orleans artist Lucky Lou drops a dope track called “Lyft” inspired by our favorite rideshare. The production of the song is live and has a sound everyone can dance to. He has dope lyrics and flow that matches the track.
“I need a Lyft, I need a ride” is what you hear in the chorus. Many can relate to Lucky Lou in his latest track. This song has a good feeling to it where all ages will want to sing this song, jumping into their Lyft ride for the day!
Be sure to check out his music. Also we will look forward to his track becoming the Lyft Anthem soon!
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Bud Light is the official beer for SXSW. They had their Offical Launch Party at The 3Ten ACL Live. There were limited tickets to the public, which allowed some to enjoy great music and tasteful beer. The event presented the new packaging and design of the beer. Giving the beer a local and original look.
There was a live and intense performance by Rock band Goodbye June. We were gifted with a dope performance and get a chance to meet a few of the band members!
We enjoyed joining with Bossyinc as we had a night out on the town and explored Austin. We also met female producer and DJ Jaehussain. We will update you with these great women and their work this year for SXSW.
Be sure to check out Bud Lights new look for SXSW!
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Trenton’s own Yola Boy came to rock with us in Houston a few weeks ago. The Hip Hop artist has been on the grind, bringing his raw rap skills to the south.
Yola boy has been on the map for some time now. He has realized that the world needs to hear him. Grasping the southern market will make an impact for him. Especially with its influence, Yola Boy East Coast vibes has grown while in Houston.
We had the chance to meet with some artists and producers that are making things magical in the city. Yola Boy meets and greets fans and guests throughout the city while he was in town.
Yola had a dope session at The Enclave Recording Studio with Producer Bigg Cuzz. We teamed him up with Singer/Rapper The Lyrical Angel. It was only right to have female Rap Artist Lexxcouppe bless his game too. We will update you guys with the heat they brewed up, you will be for sure thrilled.
Yola Boy visits The New Amazing 102.5 at The Amanda Sapp Show and premieres his hit single “Next To Me”. The beautiful host Amanda Sapp greets Yola Boy with open arms! They spoke on his music and just getting to know a bit more about who Yola Boy is. One subject we all can relate to is having “Support”. Yola Boy has been an advocate in this city for years. He touches the streets directly, giving back to his community is serviced on a day to day basis. We enjoyed Yola and Amanda’s energy together. It was much appreciated to see the artist receive recognition as an artist yet a real man.
We look forward to working more with Yola Boy during his amazing journey. Be sure to connect with the artist as we keep you updated!
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If you never experienced The Vockfest4 from New Orleans Bounce Legend, Vockah Redu, then you have to see what we seen this year in Houston. Vockah Redu Presents his spectacular festival where he conjoined artists, each with an unique voice. Vockah explains how these are artists who he personally enjoys. He wanted the world to experience the same as he did. Vockah Redu has been an underdog in New Orleans Bounce and its originality. He shared his talents across the world. He allowed fans to encounter the real Bounce. His performance is electrifying, making everyone shake. He includes his dope dancers with his futuristic sense in style. You will get a funky feel with that B.E.A.T bursting through the speakers in the venues.
With sounds by Jay Dawg, one of the coldest producers from the city. He kept the crowd on Go every time he was in the mix. Jay Dawg has worked some of the best in the music game in New Orleans. We all know his tracks when we hear his name on them. We advise you do not sleep on this man machine on the beats. He works his way into becoming already legendary, be sure to keep up with him!
Each talent was unique in their own sound. They all had a different style that kept you wanting more.
- Morena Ross
- Young Chapa
- Eclipse The Earth Star
- Josie Arias
- Moe Carro
- Chevelle Brooks
- Vincent Powell
- Lucky Lou
The Vockfest4 had a great show including American Idol’s Vincent Powell. The crowd reactions from his performance was in amaze. The audience described his performance as “breathtaking”, “strong”, “beautiful”, and “special”.
What way to go out with a bang by having Sissy Nobby give his fans the best of him. With his energy and ability to make the world shake, Nobby was definitely the highlight of the night. His opening for Vockah Redu was so legendary, most would not understand. The significance of New Orleans Bounce was created by both Redu and Nobby. It showed at an all time high at the incredible Vockfest4.
Overall, The Vockfest4 gave us an experience we suggest everyone should want to encounter. “Vockah Redu and The Cru” shared to the crowd a booty shaking, might get you naked shakedown this night. We commend his dancers for teaching a thing or two about how you really, really shake.
Photos by DevineImages
Buzzing Independent Rapper SK8TIE from Jacksonville, Florida uncovered the music video for his new hit single “What’s Real” from most current project “Summer Waves” (EP).
The single “What’s Real” spotlights pain in the voice, exposing fake people, beating his case, representing Florida and painting real life stories. Sk8tie expresses his feelings throughout his music.
Khiry Bivins, better known by his stage name Sk8tie, is an american rapper from Jacksonville, Fl. He is an upcoming independent artist that has been doing music since the age of nine. Throughout his childhood he created music with his brother and friend, continuing to develop his craft and get comfortable with his sound. Sk8tie’s music is influenced by TI, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane & Boosie, along with other notable artist.
Sk8tie performed in and around Florida at Jacksonville Landing, 1904 Jacksonville Music Hall, Jordan Davis Bash/Memorial Service and other nightclubs; Fort Valley, Ga at Saggy’s After Dark; Radio interview in Los Angeles, Ca on The Social Hour & The Full Blown Laboratory in Atlanta, Ga. He has been featured in publications Say Cheese Digital, World Star Hip-Hop, and Vevo.
In 2017 Sk8tie released Mixtape “Sacrifice” hosted by DJ shab (Tokyo Jetz Official DJ) & currently pushing hit single “What’s Real” reaching new heights & gaining instant buzz. He is back in the studio to make more music for the fans. Cinematic Music Group can also agree with approval of his music as they continue to keep their eyes on Sk8tie through social media.
“Music helps me escape from the reality I live in …”
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New Orleans was granted a special gift after the holidays with Swisha Sweet’s massive show. Swisher Sweets presents The Artist Project where they created a show to highlight both mainstream and independent artists. The concert took place at The Orpheum Theater downtown of New Orleans. Every year, The Artist Project travels to different cities across the nation.
The NOLA Takeover gave seven emerging artists a chance to shine, opening for some of our biggest hip hop artists today. The artists consists of Snap Dogg, Kelechi, Iman, Charles Bryan, J Soulja, Don Doliver, and Rizzoo Rizzoo. These 7 artists were chosen and voted in by fans. They received the chance to open up for MGK, Desiigner, Gucci Mane, and Fetti Wap.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a special welcome from Swisher Sweets. The venue was filled with a great amount of fans, supporters, and special guests. The cheerful crowd anticipates all talents.
With New Orleans legendary, DJ Mannie Fresh and Comedian Rude Jude, they kept the crowd rolling. They kept us hyped and full of energy.
What we noticed was that the lineup for the show became diverse. We would normally see all opening acts perform before the headliners. Well, Swisher shuffled the stars with aspiring artists. Giving everyone a chance to be equally heard throughout the show. This made the show more exciting.
Every artist gave a good show, we received a special show from Fetti Wap. He served his fans up and down the stage. He seemed to have enjoyed the show as much as the audience did. Wap dances and sang without a doubt in his mind. We got the chance to see him live performing all of his hit songs.
Next, we seen the best performance of the show By Machine Gun Kelly. MGK show seemed to be one of the most anticipated from the crowds reaction. He bounced from one end of stage to another, even climbing on top of balcony. Touching everyone from upstairs on down, we loved that part of show.
The last performance was worth waiting for as LaFlare (Gucci Mane) comes unto the stage glowing the venue up! Atlanta’s own comes to New Orleans and sang his fans favorite songs. Gucci is no stranger to the Big Easy, you can tell he felt as f he was at home. He performed hits such as “Lemonade”, “Freaky Girl”, “Wake Up In The Sky”, “Black Beatles”, and more.
Overall, concert was a great experience. We become intimate with the artists, which joined the fans together. One thing that we did noticed was some of the crowd participation become tough for some of the opening acts. The support from the audience lingered throughout the show. Besides that, we give the show both thumbs up! We would like to thank Swisher Sweets for allowing us to attend their show. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the New Year!
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