Events: DD172 Show Tonight Featuring Terri Walker & Nicole Wray

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Shows: The Beautiful Renaissance II


WHEN : Thursday, July 22nd
WHERE : The Studio @ Webster Hall // 125 East 11th St
DOORS : 9pm
COVER : $5 adv tickets HERE, $10 at door

Big K.R.I.T. @ SOBs [video + re-cap]


Society and Style: BIG KRIT @ SOBs from on Vimeo.

From Big KRIT’s view point the audience probably looked like the down south sky he’s used to, a black canvas bedazzled with lights.  Blackberry screens, flip cams and digital camera flashes lit up the audience at SOB’s last week as he took to the stage for his first headline show in NYC since inking his record deal.

It was his official Def Jam signing party presented by Def Jam Records, Cinematic Music Group, and   Hailing from Mississippi, K.R.I.T. announced how special the night was, and how honored he felt to have this celebration happen on a New York stage.  Special guests included Smoke Dza, Curren$y and an appearance by Mickey Factz.  The show opened up with a new artist followed by Smoke DZA who warmed up the crowd with “Marley and Me”, and “Crazy Glue”, and then brought up Mickey Factz to perform “The Rush.”  Mickey wasn’t slated to perform that night but definitely turned the energy up in the room before Curren$y hit the stage.

There was hardly room to move once Curren$y hit the stage. He opened with the familiar, his single Elevator Music, and between songs blew a little smoke and told little jokes.  Then Big K.R.I.T. hit the stage, with his booming presence and commanding flow he didn’t have to do much to have all eyes on him, ears open and cameras rolling.  He brought back Curren$y to join him as he brought his songs to life, bringing satisfaction to his fans following him on his journey and perhaps winning over some who probably hadn’t heard of him before that night.

To read more on BIG K.R.I.T. click here.

recap: Jesse Boykins iii Headlines Writer’s Block 2nd Anniversary Party in London










London was calling singer Jesse Boykins for a while, and on April 14th he finally answered.  From the high pitched screams still ringing in my ears its pretty safe to say London loves Jesse Boykins iii.

Jesse, a singer who resides in NYC, made his debut performance at Writer’s Block 2nd Anniversary Celebration at Cargo in London last night.  The show featured acts from the world of music and poetry all hailing from London.  Jesse was the headline performer, and despite the fact that this was his first show in the UK, he had quite a number of fans in the crowd.  Accompanied by a live band, the audience was able to enjoy a full live experience.  One girl could not help but to run to the front, screaming “Jesse” as she elbowed past all those who blocked her from being the closest to the stage.  

Jesse Boykins iii: London Debut part 1 from on Vimeo.

“It’s amazing, definitely an incredible experience.  The energy was amazing.  I wouldn’t say it was different from the US I would just say was their first time ever seeing me its like you listen to a CD for so long and you finally see the artist live and they’re actually good and they can sing.  I feel like it was a shocking experience for the audience.”

The ladies eyes glistened, as they laid eyes on him for the first time.  With an aura of effortless charm he commanded the audience with his own rendition of Andre 3000′s “Prototype” and then satisfied their craving for more with some of his own hits.  From Sea, to ItisTabloids and of course PantyHose, the crowd didn’t miss a beat as they chanted the words along with him and screamed out their own requests.  

In an interview right after the show (shown in the video above) Jesse humbly expressed his appreciation and awe at the reception he’s gotten.   

Jesse Boykins iii: London Debut part 2 from on Vimeo.

“[It's] humbling to put out an album and have people in another country scream out titles of your songs. I’m looking into the audience and everybody is singing all the words and going crazy, I’m with it. That’s good energy that makes me want to keep on doing what I’m doing.”

He plans to keep the international momentum going and will be back in London sometime in July in addition to other European cities to be announced soon.   

Events: Musiq Soul Child Concert London [video]

Over Valentine’s Day weekend Musiq touched down in London town at the O2 Arena to give concert goers a very special Valentine’s Day kick off with live performances of some of the most memorable love songs of the past decade.  Opening acts included new comer D Walker and also classic favorites Avant and Donnel Jones.  It would have been a good show had their not been such a large amount of sound issues.  Along with the sound issues, certain artists did not seem to be aware of who the headline performer was, as many concert goers will proclaim that singer Avant overstayed his welcome on stage.

Check out some videos below of Donnel Jones’ and Avant performing some of their hits when you “read more”.

Avant: Makin’ Good Love [London] from on Vimeo.

Donell Jones Performing At Musiq Soul Child Concert from on Vimeo.

Theophilus London at Corsica Studios (UK)


Theophilus London performing at Corsica Studios in London for Off Modern. This is the end of his set– he performs Gray x Sage and a brand new song.

Theophilus London: Grey x Sage from on Vimeo.

Theophilus London Debuts New Song from on Vimeo.

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