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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
“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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
If you didn’t make it into Madison Square Garden or one of the many showing locations for Kanye West‘s big day, have no fear: you can watch ‘Yeezy Season 3,’ which is also marking the debut of Kanye’s The Life of Pablo album, from the comfort of your home (or in the break room at . . .
The Roots Picnic 2016 seems to have a solid lineup on the way, with Future, Usher and Leon Bridges set to be the headlining acts. The picnic takes place in Philadelphia on June 4th, and is of course backed by The Roots. Other acts include Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, Kehlani, Swizz Beatz, Metro Boomin, Migos, and Lil Dicky. . . .
Legendary snowboarder Shaun White is bringing AIR + STYLE back to Los Angeles on February 20-21 for its second year. This massive 2-day event at the The Coliseum in Expo Park (located next to USC) features a 16-story high snowboard ramp where some of the world’s best snowboarders will compete. Don’t be fooled, this is no . . .