The Fillmore, was the place to be Monday night in Philadelphia. Philly's own Meek Mill held a private pop-up show for his day one supporters. After a full day of press with KicksUSA, Sneakervilla, and BoomPhilly , he and his DreamChasers family landed at the concert venue. There were lines of Meek Mill supporters waiting to get in the show. Once you were inside you were given an exclusive TidalXMeekMill lanyard and your tickets . I was super amped about seeing the show in celebration of his third studio album "Wins and Losses" which released July 21, 2017. I brought my mom as my special guest . She was super excited and It was a great way to continue her birthday celebration. While waiting for the show to start Tidal gave out cool black and white Tidal bandanas and an opportunity to take a photo in The Bosco photo creative photo/video section. Of course my mom and I hit the booth. You also could take a snapshot at the Power 99 radio station. So we headed inside the actual concert area where there were lots of concert goers awaiting the arrival of Meek Mill. While waiting we mixed and mingled, snapped pics, listened to the music that was playing , and just chatted. My mom is my best friend. I'm so serious when I say that. Anyways, more and more people started to fill the room, and the anticipation got higher and higher and before you know it DJ Bran and Meek Mill were live in Dream Chaser color on stage. Instantaneously the entire place got litty. Meek has been around the world, but it's always special when he performs for PHILLY! I'm so proud! We come from the same city. That's motivation forever. Meek performed new tracks such as "Price" ( when he first posted a snippet of this song on the gram I legit couldn't wait for it to drop) , "Issues", "Glow Up" , "Whatever You Need" from his new album "Wins and Losses" and "Save Me" from Meekend 2 . He also performed some classics like "In My Bag" , The Dreams and Nightmares Intro ( which is like the Philly national anthem... hold up wait a minute yall thought I was finished) , "All Eyez On You " and a couple other tracks. His set was already turnt and then he brought out Reco Havoc, Omelly , Cardi B, Offset, and YBS Scola ! Talk about turned up ? Oh it definitely was. Its just amazing every time to see the city and Taylor Marie rap Meek lyrics word for word with so much love and support . Philly ride hard for ours , no matter what. Meek definitely rocked out on stage ! The set was dope and I think it was great that he did the pop up shows exclusively for the fans. I loved the show but seeing Meek come out on stage with that Platinum plaque for "Dreams Worth More Than Money" was everything. He even said "I wish he could give everybody in the audience one." Seeing him with that lets you know he's just going to keep winning. I'm proud! So that was the first of many to come. He's dedicated and determined and just like track 11 (my favorite number ) he can "Never Lose." So make sure you get "Wins and Losses" (here) and glow up! Huge thank you to Tidal and Meek Mill for the show ! I already have Tidal but to all the guest I hope you flipped your TidalXMeekMill lanyard over to get your complimentary 90 day free Tidal trial via www.tidal.com/meekmillfans
THE MOGUL MINUTE : " wins and them losses turned us to bosses" - MEEK MILL RELEASES #winsandlosses album!
Over the past couple weeks Meek has live streamed him in the studio sharing a few snippets , releasing Meekend Music I and II, a few music videos, followed by his singles "Whatever You Want" , "Glow Up" , and "Young Black America". So Meek was serving up some heat to hold us over until the official release date for his third album.
"Wins and Losses" the new album from Philly's own Meek Mill officially released at midnight on all music streaming services. The 17 track project takes us on a ride through the highs and lows Meek faced. The album starts off with a positive message from Eric Thomas the hip hop preacher , followed by Meek quoting Isaiah 54:17 . Whether he's discussing personal relationships, fame, the streets, losing people he loved , living lavish ,making it big from nothing, or just getting litty. You are tuned in word for word. This album is undoubtedly personal. He expresses on his song "Heavy Heart" how he's been hurt for multiple reasons and how it's still troublesome to him in a way . He also speaks on having serious trust issues. Yet and still Meek appreciates his DreamChasers family and his supporters that ride for him regardless. The death of his friend/lil bro and artist Lil Snupe and other friends he's lost to the streets still way heavy on his mind and heart and has greatly affected him . However, Meek still pushes towards greatness and doesn't forget them no matter what he achieves . You already know Meek is going to put out catchy fire songs and spill his feelings at the same time. He also is going to put some super lit tracks to get you turnt up whether you're home , in the club , or in the car . Meek also expresses that he's forever thankful for Rick Ross signing him and loves that he can take care of his family and that there's no better feeling than his son Papi speaking French to him . The album def has hot producers and dope features. All in all Meek Mill just wanted to release a real rap album and speak on everything that got him to where he is today.
1. “Wins & Losses” prod - Pampamitrou
2. “Heavy Heart” prod - Tarik Azzouz & StreetRunner
3. “F**k That Check Up” Feat. Lil Uzi Vert prod - MP 808
4. “Whatever You Need” Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla Sign prod - DJ Mustard
5. “1942 Flows”- prod Dougie
6. “Issues” prod - Cardiak & Dougie
7. “We Ball” Feat. Young Thug -prod- Wheezy
8. “These Scars” Feat. Future & Guordan Banks - prod - Pampamitrou
9. “Connect the Dots” Feat. Yo Gotti & Rick Ross - prod- Pampamitrou
10. “Fall Thru” -prod - GKoop & IBeatz
11. “Never Lose” Feat. Lihtz Kamraz - prod- Infamous Rell & Illmind
12. “Glow Up”- prod-Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E
13. “Young Black America” Feat. The-Dream - prod - Street Symphony
14. “Open” Feat. Verse Simmonds -prod- Streest Symphony, DO Speaks, *x*
15. “Ball Player” Feat. Quavo -prod- Maaly Raw
16. “Made It From Nothing” Feat. Teyana Taylor & Rick Ross -prod- Tarik Azzouz & Street Runner
17. “Price”- prod- Tarik Azzouz & Street Runner
Watch Meek's music videos below and all four parts of the Wins And Losses Movie produced by directed by Spike Jordan .
I am a proud Sprint customer . I am very appreciative up my service as well as the numerous sales and opportunities that they provide. So I was thrilled to learn the Sprint Foundation launched the 1Million Project . The new initiative will ensure more high school students have the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential.
According to statistics 70% of America's high school teachers assign homework which requires internet access. Yet more than five million families with high school students do not have internet access at home. This creates the "Homework Gap". Growing up, I remember a lot of students went to the library or stayed later after school because they didn't have a computer yet alone internet. I appreciated my family for providing me with and computer and the internet.
So for the next five years Sprint's 1Million Project will provide one million free devices and free wireless service to low income high school students to complete their assignments in the comfort of their home.
Sprint hopes that this initiative will help students like Armelia who travels to her aunt's home at 11pm after she returns from work so she can do her assignments online. Or, Rhea who goes to school an hour before the doors open so she can sit on the front steps to connect to Wi-Fi and finish her homework. At Sprint, we feel that we have to do what we can to erase these obstacles to learning and succeeding.
The journey to fulfill 1 million students homes with internet ready devices is a big effort . This will affect the students in great way and it will bridge the homework gap . This initiative needs your help, and Sprint hopes you'll join the mission. We've made it easy. Just go online or visit a local Sprint store to make a donation.
"Also, Sprint and our music partner TIDAL have teamed up so that Sprint will contribute $2 for every new phone activated thru 12/9/17 up to a maximum of $1 million to support the 1Million Project. So, there are many ways you can help us make a difference . For more information, please click here.
Thank you for considering a donation of any size that will help create more opportunities for these young people across the country" .
President, 1Million Project
Visit for more information, and follow and support the program on social media by using the hashtag #1MillionProject.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : YOU READY ? MEEK MILL IS PULLING UP IN NYC , PHILLY , AND D.C for tidal x pop up concert series !
Multi-platinum selling rap superstar Meek Mill and TIDAL have announced a series of intimate pop-up concerts to celebrate the rapper’s highly-anticipated third studio album, WINS AND LOSSES, available everywhere this Friday, July 21st. YES! THIS FRIDAY! The shows will give TIDAL subscribers the opportunity to see the rapper bring his high energy stage, super dope performance , and Dreamchaser lifestyle show to New York City, Washington D.C. and my city of Philadelphia.
WINS AND LOSSES is the follow up to his critically acclaimed Gold-certified, chart topping sophomore album, DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY (DWMTM) and most recently, DC4, released in late October, which features the Gold-certified single “Litty (feat. Tory Lanez).”
Meek is a storyteller both lyrically and visually, Meek will accompany the release of WINS AND LOSSES with a powerful short film. Directed by longtime collaborator Spike Jordan, the powerful visual brings Meek’s strikingly emotional verses from the album to life with a moving story exposing events often experienced by young black Americans today. Check out the trailer to this story and more on MeekMill.com now.
TIDAL subscribers can head to TIDAL.com/MeekMill for a chance to attend one of the pop-up concerts in their city.
Please see below for the “Wins And Losses” pop-up concert series schedule:
• 7/21 – New York City (album release date)
• 7/24 – Philadelphia
• 7/26 – Washington D.C.
The “WINS AND LOSSES” pop-up concert series adds to the growing list of unique fan experiences for TIDAL subscribers, including the 4:44 listening parties, Fat Joe & Remy Ma “Heartbreak” screening event, Desiigner “New English” listening event, DJ Mustard “For Every 12 Hours” screening event and more!
TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Rising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 49 million song catalog and 179,000 high quality videos. For more information, please visit www.tidal.com.
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New York, July 14, 2017- Today, Roc Nation and art collective MSFTSrep announced a joint partnership. Roc Nation will work closely with the label arm of MSFTSrep, MSFTS Music, which includes artists Jaden Smith, Willow Smith and Harry Hudson. The partnership will debut with new music and content from all three artists with Jaden releasing two songs today. On "Watch Me," Jaden shared, “This song represents the revolution of my youth.”
MSFTSrep is a art collective and lifestyle brand that encompasses music, fashion, education and more. Each of the MSFTS artists (Jaden Smith, Willow Smith and Harry Hudson) has their own style and form of musical expression. The larger MSFTS collective is set on pushing the boundaries of the unknown and creating a world where free-flowing expression, personal growth and individuality are encouraged and celebrated. Roc Nation will help amplify this mission.
On the partnership, Jaden Smith says, "The collaboration between Roc Nation and MSFTS Music is empowering for the youth and flat out legendary. Having the support of Roc Nation to get our music to the masses and change culture is a dream come true and a blessing. For My Republic I Stand MSFTS Over All, Thank You."
On MSFTSrep joining Roc Nation, Jay Brown, CEO, says, "The mission behind MSFTS Music is inspiring. Jaden, Willow and Harry are embracing their individuality and turning it into art. MSFTS Music promotes and believes in freedom of expression and Roc Nation is proud to support and promote that message.”
Since it’s founding in 2008, Roc Nation has grown into the world's preeminent entertainment company. We work in every aspect of modern entertainment-with recording artists and producers, songwriters and athletes. Our client list includes some of the world's most recognizable names: from Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, and Big Sean to Yoenis Cespedes, Kevin Durant, Dez Bryant, and Robinson Cano. We are a full service organization, supporting our diverse roster of talent via artist management, music publishing, touring, production, strategic brand development and beyond. We've forged strong partnerships with the world's leading experts in artist management, technology, fashion, and philanthropy, and are redefining the business of entertainment.
Jaden Smith “Watch Me” eSingle
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/JadenSmithWatchMe/applemusic
Jaden Smith “Batman” eSingle
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/JadenSmithBatman/applemusic
Amazon mp3: http://smarturl.it/JadenSmithBatman/amazonmusicbuy
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I've always been highly intrigued by Willow and Jaden's talent and creativity ! I think they're amazing artist . Check out this article (here) . Harry Hudson is also an interesting artist and I think it's awesome that they have collaborated with RocNation.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr.Martin Luther King Jr
After watching Meek Mill's new video "Young Black America" and "The O.J Story" along with the Footnotes by Jay Z I decided to write this article. I've always been very open about my feelings about racism and the mistreatment of blacks here in America. Recently I saw a video of a black man being attacked by a K-9 regardless of the reason he was being arrested, he was handcuffed, not fighting back , on the ground and the dog was still biting him. The officer had no control over the dog at all. It made me think of the black and white Civil Rights videos I saw growing up when the dogs were attacking black people for no reason. There are so many videos of blacks being mistreated, and hashtags of victims who have been murdered by police it's beyond heart breaking . Recently in the case of the murder of Philando Castile the cop was acquitted. A murder was live streamed and there was no punishment , that is a tragedy and its sickening and continues the injustice here in America. We wait for justice and it doesn't happen.
Poverty, unemployment, drugs, the school system lacking funds and credible teachers to educate students, single parent house-holds, little to no community funding, continue to create problems in communities nation wide . There are so many issues that one faces growing up dealing with these issues and some people go on to be great leaders and game changers and inspire others from the neighborhood. This only goes to show that your surroundings can either build you up, break you, or make you stronger.
There is a problem here in America where black men report that their job told them "The microwave and water fountain were for white only". Sad right? Racism is still alive! Let me make this clear as I have plenty of times before there is good and bad in all people including cops. It doesn't matter what race you are, if you're a good person or a bad person it shows through your heart , actions, and character. However, if your bad it shows too. The mass incarceration of black males is modern day slavery. Did you know in 2016 black males were still picking cotton at the Louisiana State Prison known as "Angola"(the country in Africa, from which many of the enslaved Africans came who worked on the former plantation that occupied this territory). Some prisoners get paid as little as two cents an hour.
The more we come together, build up ourselves and the communities the better we can be. Do not give up on yourselves. The stories that I've seen and heard from black males, my heart hurts for them. The fact that they feel as Michael B Jordan says " Being black in America is being in a tiny compressed box sinking in the bottom of the ocean with 10,000 pounds of pressure on you at all times". Listening to Marsha Ali say " The difference between black men and white men is black men move through the world playing defense". Keep these black males prayed up and uplifted. I put this Young Black America playlist together with songs from black hip hop artist whom are telling their stories, views, and experiences through music. I've also included some videos I think are important and should be viewed. No matter what we are all strong , we all face difficulty (males and females) but we have to face it and continue to push for greatness because Black Excellence is real.
It's currently 4:35 A.M I should wait until 4:44 to start writing about how enlightening, transparent, didactic, and epic Jay Z 's 4:44 album is. Jay Z released his thirteenth solo album June 30,2017 on his music streaming company TIDAL exclusively to Sprint customers. In January Sprint invested $200 million in TIDAL. As a proud TIDAL subscriber and Sprint customer I was ecstatic when I heard the news. The album is produced by NO I.D and Jay Z . The ten track release features Gloria Carter (his mother ) , Frank Ocean, Beyonce and Damian Marley. The album includes samples from The Alan Parsons Project, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, Sister Nancy, Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, Fugees, Notorious B.I.G, Quarteto 1111, Donny Hathaway, Raekwon, Toto La Momposina, and Sylvia. Jay Z also released some visual clips to accompany the exclusive release including Adnis, MaNYfacedGod, Kill Jay Z , The Story Of O.J, and The Story Of O.J Footnotes . The Story of O.J Footnotes was super interesting. The video features clips from celebs like Chris Rock, Michael B Jordan , Kendrick Lamar, Mack Wilds , Marsha Ali, Will Smith , Lil Rel and more . These men discussed racism , switching up the system, slavery, being black , success, and how there's so much pressure on black men. That impact of that video shed light on so many issues that black males face but at the same time inspires them to surpass and exceed even with the bad cards they may have been dealt .
The 4:44 album is fundamental and sincere. Jay Z released the meaning behind each song a to give listeners insight on each track. Jay Z opened up about his career, the ups and downs of his marriage to Beyonce and falling short as a husband , his childhood , his search to find God, his children , the system , investing , love, growth , business , phoniness in the industry , and surviving no matter how hard it gets . As a mogul Jay Z has conquered both the music and business world . His song "Legacy" is highly important. Not only is Jay Z a super star , he also is a husband and a father . As a young black woman, I discuss with my mom and grand-mom how important it is to have a legacy . In a lot of other cultures children continue their family business that their family owns. In some cultures it's tradition. However in the black community legacies really aren't thought about as much because surviving at the moment is hard enough. In some cases it's a let's make it through point A so we can get to point B and we'll figure out the rest from there kind of situations . In reality when you launch a business and begin to generate wealth in high levels , it changes the whole dynamic of family and takes you to new heights . I think we all should want to leave a legacy, own instead or renting or borrowing , and invest so that our future generations have better opportunities and foundations to stand on . Jay Z and Beyonce have created a way for their family to eat and be taken care of for years to come ( #WhatsBetterThanOneBillionaire? Two)
The album titled track "4:44" discussed Jay Z and Beyonce's separation , his unfaithfulness, apologizing , and wanting to be a better father and be the husband she needs . Beyonce opened up about her pain and damage on her "Lemonade" album and Jay Z confirmed it on this track. Beyonce is an incredibly beautiful mother, wife, singer , and business women . Yet they are both human. They go through obstacles that we face too. I'm just happy that they were able to work their marriage out despite the hurt . Throughout the album Jay discusses his transformation from Marcy Projects in New York to fame, yet Marcy is always a part of him and that no matter his "financial" accomplishments he is STILL BLACK!. He incorporated all of his maturity , rough times , adversities , and happiness to make this ten track album . He even quoted Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Act 4 , Scene 5 with Claudius and Ophelia "Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be". In the Story Of O.J Footnotes Jay said "I had a strong belief in my talent ". So even though his life wasn't the way he wanted it to be as a child, he knew good things were going to happen in the future . "BAM" is another favorite of mine on the album in particular the line when Jay says "I'll line you all up with one finger wave , Make n***** weave, n***** is out here fake , Laced front to the back, don't front . Y'all gonna make me wig, I'ma give y'all what you want". The way he flowed that was just so dope! As of yesterday 4:44 has already reached Platinum status . I had a feeling it would, so I waited to write this review . Also I had a feeling some more content would be released and I was right. Jay Z has planned to release physical copies of the album which features bonus tracks . One of the bonus tracks is "Blue’s Freestyle/We Family" which features Blue Ivy rapping a few bars. She's the daughter of two of the top entertainers in the world, so boom shaka laka music in her genes. The new big sister to the Carter twins sounds adorable on her daddy's song . I can't wait to hear the full track. Beyonce also blessed the album with her amazing vocals on Family Feuds. He also released a 4:44 visual . All in all Jay Z spoke on numerous topics and also took the time to speak on issues of the industry. This album is definitely a guide and gives you a new perspective on Shawn Carter "Jay Z" . Life is all about making mistakes, trusting God, loving what he's given you and not risking losing it or taking it for granted, beating the system and not letting life's obstacles hinder you , and success not just in money or fame but being good at heart, honesty, and using your life to build , make a way for others, and leave a legacy. Congrats to the Carters. I really enjoyed the 4:44 album.
Jay Z inspired me when he said “Every human being has genius level talent, there are no chosen ones, God has gave everyone genius level talent, you just have to find what your good at, and Tap into it". So much so I designed a shirt with "Genius Level Talent" on it!
Joyner Lucas debut album "508-507-2209" just released and it's definitely and interesting "Ultrasound" of everything that's going on inside himself . Joyner's flow and ability to tell stories about his past , present ,and future is "Lovely". "FYM" you haven't listened to this album yet ? Not only is it worth listening to, its an epic story. "Keep It 100" the album is raw , lyrical, and so for real. Joyner Tweeted that "I put my blood, sweat , and tears into this sh*t", and he did. It's Fathers Day and I'm home listening to this album and it's preaching to me in a way . "Winter Blues" is hard record. It's one of those go get it and don't stop till you do songs. The album is relative in so many ways because Joyner is speaking from a place of personal growth , life's hardships, family , and not wanting to be "Just Like You" the people who just gave up or content with a messed up life , he wants more. I'm not telling you to listening to the album "Just Because" I think Joyner is an ill lyricist but because this album isn't a game. Its straight to the point and its a good. "Lullaby" makes you think of your child hood and some of the battles you faced. Honesty is the "Way To Go" . Joyner isn't hiding his inner thoughts on this debut. "Look What You Made Me Do" is a turnt song on the album featuring Stephion Don. The deeper you get into this 16 track project you can tell that Joyner is working ,and slaying these tracks so that he can let his family and his supporters know "We Gone Be Alright." "Forever" is a deep record because he's speaking to his son whom is not old enough to understand how he fought and inner battle when he found out he had a baby on the way . The track discusses being scared to become a father and then being filled with the love of his son. So "I Need more" is a wake up track. Joyner emphasizes that material things, money , and stunting on the internet , and being surrounded by fake people isn't what's popping . Maybe we might get a mini-movie from Joyner Lucas one day because he always puts out attention grabbing visuals to his songs ."Literally" you can tell that he really put his emotions into this album. "I'm Sorry" is a heavy song because it speaks on suicide an having so much weight to deal with. Sometimes in life we feel like that but we all have to remember suicide isn't the answer. Overall, Joyner you dropped an amazing project. He shared so many relative topics , life , Jesus , his flaws , his wins and so much more. So whether you're having "One Lonely Night" or a really lit day , press play on this album "508-507-2209" produced by @mastersmusic
Rocnation presents a special night starring Mack Wilds. On June 17, 2017 at Baby's in New York City . Mack will be performing cuts from his latest project "Afterhours" . So if you want to rock out with Mack Wilds, make sure you're in the building 146 Broadway, Brooklyn . The doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8PM .
THE MOGUL MINUTE : MEEK MILL AND YO GOTTI START THEIR "AGAINST ALL ODDS TOUR" IN JULY BROUGHT TO YOU BY LIVE NATION
After the Meekend, Live Nation just announced the official "Against All Odds Tour" starring Meek Mill and Yo Gotti. The two rap artist have collaborated on multiple songs and now they've teamed up to bring you a mix of Philly and Memphis for one night only. Both of these platinum certified artist are guaranteed to put on a hot show . These two guys know a lot of people in the industry so you never know which surprise guest they'll bring out during the tour. So if you want to see Dreamchasers own Meek Mill and CMG mogul Yo Gotti, shut it down in a city near you, make sure you get your tickets. All TIDAL member will have access to a special pre-sale beginning on
Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 10am. Members can find details for purchasing tickets as well as enter for the chance win tickets to each show at TIDAL.com.
Citi® is the official credit card of the Against All Odds Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets also beginning Wednesday, May 10th at 10am through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
General public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, May 12th starting at 10am.
For complete details and ticket information, please visit livenation.com
"My girlfriends there through thick and thin. My girlfriends there for anything." Remember that theme song sung by Angie Stone for the TV show "Girlfriends"? I loved that show. I wish they would reboot a show like that , or make a movie don't you? I watched that show all the time after school and I admired that they were always there for each other no matter what. However these days not only do we not hang together as much but we need to stop tagging each other on social media or quick text messages that half us are too distracted to answer and just call up our girlfriends. Remember when you and your closest friends use to talk on the phone for a while about everything? Nowadays our trust factors are super-low, our schedules are packed, and sending a quick emoji in response is much faster . These days there's so much going on in our lives and the lives of everyone around us that we barely talk and keep things to ourselves . A lot of us portray an image that everything is okay even when it's not. Not realizing your friend could shed some light or maybe be able to help you.
The media, magazines, and the internet is always telling us women how we should be , what we should look like, etc but in reality all that matters is that you are healthy, happy, and free. We as women not only are judged by others but we judge ourselves. That has to stop. We really have to love ourselves and each-other.
Everyone thinks being solo is cool, and riding alone is what's new. God didn't put billions of people on this earth for that. Ladies we flip out when guys say wrong things about us but celebrate when we do it. That's backwards. We shouldn't be tearing each other down. We should be building each other up. Yes, we go through things with friends ( I don't think there's any perfect friendship) and sometimes you have to speak on it hunty.
So I created this playlist on Tidal entitled "Call Up My Girlfriends" . It features 60 songs from some very inspirational artist about various topics to inspire and uplift you. Sometimes we have to call up our girlfriends for advice about hair, clothes, work , a guy , chat about what's going on , or just see how they're doing. There's also tracks on here for the things you don't talk to your friends about ( as I said before you don't have to tell them everything). We women are beautiful, valuable, strong, intelligent, talented and so much more. So ladies press play, share this playlist, and don't forget to "Call Up Your Girlfriends".
Uhhhh Ohhhhh a maniac just escaped!!! Jhene Aiko just released her new single "Maniac". The song is fiery and seductive. Jhene is repping the lil booty ladies with this one. She mixes rapping with her alluring voice on this sweet yet spicy single. Check it out below on all music networks
I'm digging the track and I'm waiting for more. I definitely hope we get some celebs on the remix like Chris Brown, Big Sean or Nicki Minaj (lucky wishing) .
Congratulations it's the m***** ******* chasers. The highly anticipated album "DC4" by Meek Mill released on October 27,2016 the day before he headlined Power 99's annual Powerhouse Concert here in Philly. If you follow me on Twitter it's full of Meek lyrics right now. I've been waiting for this since DWMTM (that went #1 in case you forgot) The internet is still buzzing about the DC4 and so are the charts. Yesssssss his new album is coming in at the number one spot on various charts as it should. DC4 features his queen Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Don Q, Young Thug, 21 Savage, YFN Lucci, Tracy T, Pusha T, Guordon Banks, French Montana, and Lil Snupe (R.I.P to Lil Snupe). Meek definitely took his time with this project and worked with Jahlil Beats, SR Beats, OZ,Rara, Pyro, Tarik Azzouz, Sonny Digital, Dj Ryu, Beat Bully, Butter Beats, and MP808 to name a few. The lyrics are fire, the beats are dope, and the videos to accompany the album are litty. Despite what the media says about him he doesn't quit and he continues to do his thing. So last year I dropped an article on The Mogul Minute about why 2015 was big for Meek so of course I had to drop one about 2016. So let's get in to it!
1. DC4 LIFE
First of all , I love this album. I think Meek wanted us to really feel his story, feel his pain, be motivated , get stronger , and shine on everybody that doubted or prayed for a downfall. He chose really dope artist to feature on his album. So the versatility and creative collaborations are major. The album def has a song you're going to feel heavy. He def is letting everybody know that he's Blessed Up and that You Know he's going to keep it Litty . Blue Notes is one of my favorite songs. Again this album is Way Up on the charts we're talking #1. Now that's how you Shine On The Regular . So at the end of Tony Story 3 did you all peep the part four gone be a movie ? Maybe we might actually get a full movie style - visual for all of Tony Story. His wrist still Froze and he proudly wears his D.C. chains so we can see that s***. The Difference, Lights Out, Two Wrongs, Offended, definitely are hot tracks. So from track one to the outro "DC4Life" is straight heat.
2. HIS SON PAPI STARTED KINDERGARTEN
Meek posted this picture of Papi on Instagram in celebration of him starting Kindergarten. That definitely is a big moment to be proud of. It's good to see this. Meek is a proud dad before anything and he is happy to give his son the opportunities and the life he didn't have.
3. MEEK AND NICKI STILL LIVE TOGETHER !!!
On "Froze" Nicki said "Meek and I still live together" and Meek told Noisey Raps in a recent interview that " I wake up in my bed and I just look at Nicki , like man this sh*t has gotta be a dream because we used to dream all this sh*t and it's just going on right now ". So haters might as well give it up , they winnnnn! Both Nicki and Meek had another successful year. Nicki covered Marie Claire magazine and did a very heart felt interview about her career , her life, being a boss, girl power, her upcoming TV series, Yonce and Jay-Z, and how black women also carry the weight of racism and murders of husbands and boyfriends. Nicki also released her eighth fragrance Trini Girl. These two have been putting in work as always . You can't help but be proud of that!! Ouuuuuuuuuuuuu!
4. MEEK RELEASED HIS NEW DREAMCHASER COLLECTION SNEAKER "BLAZE OF GLORY AND BASKET " WITH PUMA
Meek's "Blaze Of Glory And Basket" sneaker collaboration with Puma released in July. The sneaker launch was held at Foot Locker in the Roosevelt Mall in Philly. Meek signed autographs and took pics with the supporters that came out to see the debut of the sneaker inspired by Philly and Bike Life.
5. MEEK WAS FEATURED ON THE SOUNDTRACK FOR BIRTH OF A NATION
The song "Black Moses" by Pusha T ,Meek Mill, and Priscilla Renea is featured on the soundtrack. The track is one of sixteen songs that add a musical story to the importance of Nate Parker's film. The track idiscusses slavery, fighting for freedom, injustice, incarceration, and believing in God to handle it. The soundtrack features major artist and all of them helped to make a project and create perfect songs for such a powerful film.
6. HE DROPPED A LITTY FREESTYLE ON FUNK FLEX
The freestyle said it all! He ripped this.
Meek puts on for Philly. He's chasing his dreams and living them at the same time. He work hard it's evident. So it's obvious that all you gotta do is not give up . No matter what people say as long as you believe in yourself and stay focused , you can do anything!
I had to drop this article. Make sure you read last years article if you all haven't yet.
Made In America is back it again with the hottest line up for it's 2016 celebration in Philadelphia. Every year this 2 day concert gets more exciting, bigger, and better. Everyone's favorite Bad Gal Rihanna and those rocking guys Coldplay are the official headliners for the show. No matter what your taste in music is Made In America definitely has an artist that will fulfill your musical appetite . The show officially kicks off September 3rd and 4th. The TIDAL and VIP pre-sale starts 6/22 at 10am EST. Don't forget to download the Made In America app so you can get exclusive content, updates, and more. If you're super ecstatic about the upcoming concert log on to Tidal and check out the exclusive
Made In America 2016 playlist for cuts from your fave artist. Made In America is brought to you by Tidal, and partnered with Twix and Vitamin Water to bring you this ultimate Budweiser MIA Experience.
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Here's you full list of artist that will be performing at the show
Queen Beyonce is #1 ! Her new album "LEMONADE" released on Tidal is number one on the Top 200 Billboard charts. B definitely knows how to make the world stop . LEMONADE is the perfect mixture of sweet, cold, sharpness, refreshment, and cohesion.
Her visual album for Lemonade premiered on HBO April 23, 2016 . The 1:50 :05 visual showed 11 various stages of growth in life
These are trials we all face at some point in life. No matter who we are or where we're from we are all are human . Beyonce is definitely serving life, power, and art in this project. She also included cameos from some very powerful young females including Chloe & Halle, Winnie Harlow, Zendaya, Serena Williams, Quazanae Wallace, Ballerina Michaela DePrince, Ava Clark, and Amandla Sternberg, to name a few. She also included 90 year old Civil Rights activist Leah Chase . Her father, husband Jay-Z, and daughter Blu Ivy also appeared in the project. Beyonce and Jay Z have also stood up for change, love, and the Black Lives Matter movement. B, also honored Sybrina Fulton mother of Trayvon Martin , Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden by placing them in the video as well. I love the album and the film. Beyonce also took the time to credit every person that helped with "LEMONADE" which is absolutely amazing. The album is inspiring and important ! #LEMONADE
I was so moved by Beyonce's album I wrote this poem. I''m so excited to get to see her Formation World Tour in Philadelphia 6/5
What is art with out FREEDOM?
What is LOVE with out a DROUGHT?
PRAY YOU CATCH ME is what LEMONADE is all about.
FORMATION is power.
You can HOLD UP, SANDCASTLES in a flood.
SORRY but she's never giving up !
6 INCH heels to flip flops
She still stands as queen.
ALL NIGHT, all day and everything in between
DADDY LESSONS made her strong
Fast FORWARD the scene
DON'T HURT YOURSELF Tryna Boycott.
BEYONCE is here and living the dream!!!
-THE MOGUL GIRL
Listen and buy to "LEMONADE" on TIDAL(HERE)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : JHENE AIKO AND BIG SEAN ARE IN THE BUSINESS LIKE "U" AND "I" WATCH "OUT OF LOVE" SHORT FILM #TWENTY88 ( THE MOGUL GIRL )
Woah!!! Jhene Aiko and Big Sean released "Out Of Love" fifteen minute film for their "TWENTY 88" album on TIDAL at 8 PM EST. This duo brings pure fantasy, sex appeal, futuristic creativity on and off screen . Big Sean and Jhene are explosive together. This album is everything. You get love, hurt, sex, and passion . Their chemistry is alluring and let's just say it... they look absolutely beautiful together . So you have a 2 Minute Warning to press play on the video . This album will have you "On The Way" to see your bae ( do we still say bae? Okay well ..your boo) . As far as that play button goes, you have to Push It, did you do it yet? Don't be Selfish share your favorite songs off the album and lyrics . If I had a reality "Talk Show" I'd definitely have them on for an interview. If your Memories Faded make sure you play it again and again. You'll know all the lyrics soon enough it'll hit you like Deja Vu. I promise you'll fall for this album and short film like the London Bridge. The short film was written and directed by Lawrence Lamont. #TWENTY88
Get "TWENTY 88" (here)
The number eight is said to be spiritual , material, goal oriented, and authoritative. Kanye West released his eighth album February 14,2015. After posting the abbreviation T.L.O.P the other day on Twitter and having social media try to figure it out . Kanye announced his album entitled "The Life Of Pablo". On Thursday Kanye West held his album release and Yeezy Season 3 showcase at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
(Kanye Sold Out Madison Garden For A Mega-Listening Party And Fashion Show). Kanye's new album is currently streaming on TIDAL. The album is demiurgical, inspiring, theatrical, leading edge, chimerical, animated, and high-spirited. Straight up, personally "I Love Kanye" for this album. Not only is the production sensational but the features are astounding. Kanye is definitely in his zone. The album from beginning to end is a movie. Kanye might get an Oscar for this one. This album is "Ultralight Beam" worthy . Ye must have said "Father Stretch Out My Hands" for Pt 1 and "Pt2" of this album.
Although Ye is super "Famous" he shares his "Feedback" on the industry and life in his music. "Low Lights" turned to "Highlight" because Kanye lit lyrics smashed every beat. Ye definitely hit a "Freestyle 4" the people that say "I Love Kanye". We definitely feel these "Waves" .This album rides so hard. Even though sometimes it's like "FML" we have to thank God for our "Real Friends" because there are "Wolves" in sheep clothing and we always have to stay focused. What's more precious than silver and gold ? If you don't know this answer you might have to take a "Silver Surfer Intermission". Wow I bet you the world listens to #TheLifeOfPablo within "30 Hours". Although Kanye said "No More Parties In L.A." I definitely want to turn up whenever I visit L.A (lol). Check the "Facts" Kanye is the man, straight up. You can't "Fade" greatness. S/o To Kanye for #TheLifeOfPablo.
Follow Kanye On Twitter @KanyeWest .
This album is past lit, this album is sirius ( if you study astrology) you'll get this one.
Go stream the album now on TIDAL below
1. “Ultralight Beam” (feat. Chance the Rapper & Kirk Franklin)
2. “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” (feat. Kid Cudi)
3. “Pt. 2” (feat. Desiigner)
4. “Famous” (feat. Rihanna)
6. “Low Lights”
7. “Highlights” (feat. Young Thug)
8. “Freestyle 4” (feat. Desiigner)
9. “I Love Kanye”
10. “Waves” (feat. Chris Brown)
11. “FML” (feat. The Weeknd)
12. “Real Friends” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
13. “Wolves” (feat. Frank Ocean & Caroline Shaw)
14. “Silver Surfer Intermission”
15. “30 Hours”
16. “No More Parties in LA” (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
17. “Facts (Charlie Heat Version)”
18. “Fade” (feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : INFORMATION IS POWER AND BEYONCE JUST SLAYED, OKAY !! ( THE MOGUL GIRL) #FORMATION
Political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis once said "Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation". Beyonce's new song and video "Formation" is not just art. The song sends a very strong message that high lights women's rights, injustice against minorities, and financial freedom. Of course Queen B always surprises us. Remember when she released her "Beyonce" album in 2013? She made the world stop and Yonce has done it again. Her song/video "Formation" released on TIDAL a day before her Pepsi Superbowl Halftime performance. Her progressive art has gained a lot of buzz and a lot of conversation. Beyonce's video featured her beautiful daughter Blu Ivy , the voice of Messy Mya ( whom was shot and killed by police, at the age of 22) and rapper Big Freedia. In the New Orleans based video . Some of her scenes depict the devastation of Hurricane Katrina , Mardi Gras, a young black child in a hoodie dancing, a sign that says stop shooting us, a newspaper displaying Martin Luther King which reads "More Than A Dreamer" , and her on top of a police car. She and her dancers payed homage to the Black Panthers as they dressed in all black leather and berets with their fist in the air. Beyonce's performance was super and she used her artistic abilities and platform to propel people toward social emancipation as Angela Davis said. For those of you that don't know what social emancipation it's the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation. Beyonce speaks on working hard, grinding until she owns it. So let's get in formation ( which means together) and get information (because knowledge is power) . After Beyonce's performance at the Superbowl she announced her "The Formation World Tour". l am so excited and I can't wait to see her show in Philadelphia June 5,2016. Get your tickets (here) and watch the "Formation" video below.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : IT'S HER #uRIHverse RIHANNA DOES THINGS HER OWN WAY DARLIN #ANTI ALBUM ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Woo! Finally Rihanna's eighth studio album "ANTI" is here . The Navy went crazy the other day when Rihanna posted a selfie wearing Dolce & Gabbana x Frends golden crowned headphones with the caption "Listening to ANTI". This definitely set social media on fire . Then yesterday she released her single "Work" featuring Drake . Everyone was jamming out to the upbeat-spunky track and what a surprise she released the full "ANTI" album last night on TIDAL. Since it's release the album has been streamed over 13 million times. ( Round of applause and a twerk for Rih-Rih) . "ANTI" is very edgy, groovy, original, daring, animated, and hypnotic. Her features SZA and Drake are great choices and the beats are blazing. The vibes on this 13 track project range from somber, to Yeah I Said It , to straight fierce and savage unapologetic boldness. Although Rihanna is straight forward ANTI has a mysterious addictive flavor. ANTI takes us a little higher into Rih's #uRIHverse. Her voice is sultry, spicy, strong, and classically sexy. I'm definitely loving that she went against all the rules and did things her own way darlin. #ANTI has it's own direction and the NAVY definitely got the message and the navy definitely approves.
What are your favorite tracks on #ANTI so far?
Listen and purchase ANTI below on Tidal.
Purchase tickets to "ANTI World TOUR" (Here)
ANTI (Deluxe) by Rihanna (Here)
Get Rihanna "Work" ft Drake ( Here)
World Stop and watch the Queens do their thang in their "Feeling Myself" video. I know I'm not the only one (Sam Smith voice) that has been playing this video non stop since it release on TIDAL today. I think we all are feeling ourselves right now doing the bounce dance to this video. Nicki and Beyonce are movements by themselves but together they burn it up. Not only is the video sexy but its so fun. I could so go for a burger and fries at the moment , nevermind I could always go for a burger and fries. This video is super dope and I love it. Maybe we'll get an collaborative album one day (crosses fingers and wishes on a star). They def should be feeling themselves , they deserve to after all the hard work they put in.