Photo by @africanist Saturday. Early evening. A hot, summery day in Washington, D.C. was coming to a close. The SMILE Carnival was underway for the third day in a row. GoldLink had just performed “Crew” for the second time in a row. I had just finished singing Brent Faiyaz’s ad-libs like I was a backup vocalist for . . .
Regardless of whether you enjoyed Broccoli City Festival 2017, or felt like you were missing out the fun, it’s great to hear that the Broccoli City family will be back in action with the Smile Project Carnival and Concert! This is a family friendly event with Universal Fairs at RFK Festival Grounds in Washington D.C. It’s a . . .
“It always rains at Broccoli City.” We whispered this amongst ourselves before Broccoli City Festival 2017 jumped off on Saturday, May 6th, in Washington, D.C. We knew it. At this point, veterans were used to this inevitable truth. We were right, but thankfully the rain was much less of a factor than it was during . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .