VIDEO: Erykah Badu and The Roots Perform Together at The Roots Picnic

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015

VIDEO: Erykah Badu and The Roots Perform Together at The Roots Picnic

There were several moments from The Roots Picnic to get lost inside the groove – this was one of them! The festival’s headliners joined forces to some of some of their biggest classic hits throughout the night and one of their finest moments was delivered with this mashup of The Roots’ Mellow Man and Erykah’s career debut single On & On. Flawless execution. The air was cool, the vibe was right and the ‘element’ was definitely in the...

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VIDEO: The Weeknd Hits The Stage at the Roots Picnic

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015

VIDEO: The Weeknd Hits The Stage at the Roots Picnic

More video from my time at the Roots Picnic last weekend. It’s easy to forget how you discovered/fell in love with an artist, which is why I really love festivals and concerts. Seeing Abel perform some of these jams brought back my love for The Weeknd. I discovered him back in 2011, a time when his mixtape game was super heavy; House of Balloons was my primary go-to mixtape for at least 6 months. In the clip that follows, The Weeknd performs High For This and Wicked...

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A$AP Rocky Performs New Music at The Roots Picnic

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015

A$AP Rocky Performs New Music at The Roots Picnic

Lately I’ve been on a festival kick, checking out various major music festivals and enjoying each experience. Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the 8th Annual Roots Picnic, held at Penn’s Landing in Philly. The one-day festival drew out thousands to Festival Pier to check out the Legendary Roots Crew and several other artists that assembled to celebrate their artistry and the unity of music. I won’t lie, I’m not built for that type of...

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Maroon 5, Common, John Legend, JHud and Lady Gaga perform at the Oscars!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

Maroon 5, Common, John Legend, JHud and Lady Gaga perform at the Oscars!

  The Oscars were pretty much a snooze-fest last night, save for a few performances that really set the night into motion. I couldn’t tell you what movies won the most awards (although everytime I flipped the channel back Grand Budapest Hotel was cleaning up!), but the race for song of the year had some interesting entries! These are my favorite moments from last night, what was yours? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!   The first musical performance...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ne-yo – Non-Fiction

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015

ALBUM REVIEW: Ne-yo – Non-Fiction

Artist: Ne-yo Album: Non-Fiction Release Date: 1.27.15 Ne-yo’s sixth studio album isn’t something to be taken lightly. The R&B star returns with one of his most versatile and impressive projects to date. I gotta admit, I’ve slept on this for a few weeks but I finally took the time to really listen and the amount of tracks I can keep in rotation surprised me. I mean, let’s be honest: Ne-yo lost a lot of us along the way in the name of...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Candice Glover – Music Speaks

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

ALBUM REVIEW: Candice Glover – Music Speaks

Artist: Candice Glover Album: Music Speaks Release Date: 2.18.14 American Idol alum Candice Glover showcases the big vocals that made her the 12th season winner on her debut album, Music Speaks (in stores now). Now if you’re reading this and had no idea this album was even out, well, such is the curse of winning a television singing competition. American Idol would probably fare better in ratings (as well as public opinion) if it actually developed it’s winners...

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