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Suicide

Bugus refuses to cave in to “Suicide”

Mental health is important, despite the fact that many of us tend to stray away from discussing it. Bugus tackles the topic head on with his poignant, vulnerable new release, “Suicide.” Featuring soul-sampling production by Bugus’s partner in crime, Russ, this joint has all of the ingredients necessary to hit you right in the chest. . . .

Nao

Nao has been added to the Broccoli City Festival 2017 lineup

Broccoli City Festival is poised to take over Washington, D.C. on May 6th. The festival, which already features acts such as Solange, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty, will also feature East London sensation Nao, who is coming off the success of her For All We Know album and just released a remix EP . . .

Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City Festival 2017 features Rae Sremmurd & Solange; highlights DC creative culture

On May 6th, Broccoli City Festival will return to Washington, D.C. for the 5th straight year. The festival, which will take place at Gateway DC, will feature performances from Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, AlunaGeorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, Sir the Baptist and more. The festival is . . .

Kaytranada
EventsNews Sep 20  |  

Kaytranada wins Canada’s biggest music award

The winner is… Kaytranada! The Polaris Prize is regarded as Canada’s highest honor in music, and this year, Kaytranada‘s 99.9% took home the honor. The Montreal producer beat out fellow shortlist members Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, White Lung and many others for the 2016 award. Every year, 10 albums spanning every genre fathomable are selected to the . . .

Neo Age Live
EventsNews Aug 16  |  

The Neo Age Live Showcase highlights D.C.-based talent on August 18

There’s a cultural shift happening within the music world. This shift is refocusing on centering the music and culture, as opposed to leaning heavily on the music industry. It’s not that the industry is bad, but the often distracting business elements of the music industry take away from the art. This shift requires a focal . . .

views from the grits: summer sixteen edition

Views From The Grits: Summer Sixteen Edition – open bar, day party, and brunch in Washington, D.C.

On the weekend of Friday, August 20th and Saturday, August 21st, Drake and Future‘s Summer Sixteen tour stops in Washington, D.C. We figured this would be perfect timing to bring back Views From The Grits for a victory lap, since the first go-round was such an unforgettable event. Expect a delectable, brunch handcrafted by D.C. . . .

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Check out Kanye West’s 2016 Saint Pablo tour dates

It’s been a while (not really) since we’ve heard from Kanye West, but the Chicago superstar is gearing up for one hell of a tour run. His Saint Pablo tour starts on August 25th in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and concludes on October 29 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. Lots of rants, Kardashian . . .

Artistic Manifesto shop

The Artistic Manifesto shop is here!

“You don’t see just how wild the crowd is? You don’t see just how fly my style is? At long last, we’ve taken a major step forward with the launch of the official Artistic Manifesto shop. Our first run of products is focused on the essential gear you’ll need this summer, complete with our classic . . .

puff daddy
Events May 20  |  

Watch Puff Daddy & The Family start TODAY’s summer concert series

This morning, Puff Daddy aka Puffy, aka Diddy, aka Sean Combs brought his star-studded family to get TODAY’s summer concert series off on the right foot. Fans enjoyed performances from classic artists/groups like Mase, Busta Rhymes, 112, and more. Enjoy footage from the concert event below. My bro @BustaRhymes with me at @todayshow!! We’re doing . . .

views from the grits recap

Views From The Grits: a new type of party in Washington, DC (Recap)

Video by Simone McPhail We came, we saw, we conquered: the ‘Views From The Grits’ bottomless brunch and day party brought a new vibe to Washington, D.C. On May 1st, we teamed up with D.C.-based brand strategist Britt Wright to bring a brand new event to Washington, D.C. called Views From The Grits. The main goal? As . . .

Yeethoven

Kanye West Collides with Beethoven for Yeethoven

Kanye West. Iconic. Beethoven. Iconic. Similar? Hold the phone. While we wouldn’t typically associate the two, the gap was bridged in the minds of many with the arrival of a new concert in Los Angeles called Yeethoven. The trailer video explains: “You wouldn’t intuitively think of Beethoven and Kanye West as being similar musicians. Obviously they work within . . .

Diaspora Calling

Lauryn Hill Pioneers ‘Diaspora Calling!’ Festival

Tomorrow, April 15th, Lauryn Hill will be launching a new festival called Diaspora Calling! in Brooklyn, New York. Via press release, she explained: ““Diaspora Calling! is a collection of works intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the African Diaspora while also illumining persistent and irrepressible themes. Even if we work independently, we are a . . .

Views From The Grits
EventsFeatured Posts Apr 4  |  

‘Views From The Grits’ Bottomless Brunch Touches Down in Washington, D.C.

After the success of Stuffing Was The Same and If You’re Eating This It’s Too Late, get ready for the highly anticipated release of the Views From The Grits brunch, courtesy of Artistic Manifesto and Britt Wright. On May 1st, get charged up for a victorious summer sixteen with top notch brunch options and an . . .

arts and crafts
Events Mar 15  |  

Enjoy Craft Beer & Visual Art at “Arts and Crafts” on April 2 (D.C. Event)

There’s a new event happening in Washington, D.C. on April 2nd. It’s called Arts and Crafts, but not in the way that you’re thinking. We’re talking craft beers here, people. The good people over at NSFW Events, the brains behind events such as Bourbon Ball, cordially invite you to come out for four hours of . . .

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Kendrick Lamar Headlines The 2016 Grammy Awards Rap Winners

The 58th Grammy Awards are airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8PM Eastern Time on CBS; hosted by LL Cool J. Performances come from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Adele, and others. The winners of rap categories are among those announced during the pre-show ceremony, and . . .