Lil Pump Announces “Harverd Dropout Tour”

After a colossal show-stopping performance at Lollapalooza, which Rolling Stone listed as one of “the 13 best things (they) saw,” multiplatinum-selling hip-hop superstar, modern icon, and 21st century force of nature Lil Pump has announced plans for a North American headline tour. TheHARVERD DROPOUT TOUR gets underway September 28th at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and travels through the top of November (tour itinerary below). A number of dates will see Lil Pump joined by a slate of supporting acts, which will be unveiled soon. CITI pre-sales begin Tuesday, August 14 at 12 PM EST, to Thursday, August 16 at 10 PM local. Spotify pre-sales begin Wednesday, August 15 at 10 AM local to Thursday, August 16 at 10 PM local. Public on-sale begins on Lil Pump’s 18th birthday, August 17, at 10 AM local. For complete details, and ticket information, please visit www.unhappy.com

The HARVERD DROPOUT TOUR readies Lil Pump fans for his forthcoming LP,Harverd Dropout via Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. Records- coming soon. The long awaited follow-up to the chart-topping stars 2017 breakout self-titled debut is one of the most anticipated releases this year. The self-titled RIAA Gold certified album entered the Billboard chart at #3, emerging as the #1 streaming album first week. Lil Pump has accumulated over 1 million equivalent album sales to date.

On an unending hot streak, Lil Pump’s new singles “Drug Addicts” and “Esskeetit” clocked over 350 million combined views and 529 million streams. The event-level music video for “Drug Addicts” immediately went viral with “Dr. Pump” enlisting another “medical professional,” “Dr. Sheen”- aka Charlie Sheen. If that weren’t enough, the multi-talented teen delivered a high energy, confetti-covered performance of “Esskeetit” for his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, joined by two giant dancing “Esskeetit” mascots; the unforgettable performance would be touted by Complex, Billboard, XXL and more.

The impact of the Lil Pump album skyrocketed 17-year-old Pump straight to #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart. He wrapped up 2017 with a sold-out 27-city U.S. tour, and was tapped as one of Forbes Hip-Hop Future Moguls Class of 2018. Over the summer Lil Pump embarked on his first major European tour that included stops at Tomorrowland, Wireless and Lollapalooza in Paris. Night after night Lil Pump puts on an incredible show, igniting massive mosh pits and rave reviews, watch a recent tour clip here.

An avalanche of press coverage ranges from Noisey, Complex, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more, to an extensive profile in The New York Times that positioned him as the voice of the “SoundCloud rap” genre. What’s more, this summer Lil Pump graced the cover of XXL’s coveted 2018 Freshman Class issue.

Recently, Lil Pump received an MTV Video Music Award nomination for “Best New Artist” and encouraged fans to vote for a chance to attend the show with him on August 20, 2018 in New York City. To submit votes visit vma.mtv.com

TOUR DATES

9/28 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO

9/30 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Kansas City, MO

10/1 Ralston Arena Ralston, NE

10/2 The Armory Minneapolis, MN

10/3 Seven Flags Event Center Clive, IA

10/5-10/6 Breakaway Nashville Music Festival

10/6 The Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI

10/8 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI

10/9 Rebel Toronto, ONT

10/10 Terminal 5 New York, NY

10/11 The Fillmore Philly Philadelphia, PA

10/12 The Anthem Washington, DC

10/12-10/13 Breakaway Charlotte Music Festival Charlotte, NC

10/14 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA

10/17 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

10/18 Agora Theatre Cleaveland, OH

10/19 Express Live! Pavillion Columbus, OH

10/20 The Ritz Raleigh, NC

10/22 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

10/25 Revention Music Center Houston, TX

10/27 South Side Music Hall Dallas, TX

10/27-10/28 Mala Luna Music Festival San Antonio, TX

10/30 Marquee Theatre Pheonix, AZ

10/31 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA

11/1 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

11/2 SOMA San Diego, CA

11/4 The Warfield Theater San Francisco, CA

11/6 The Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA

Tokyo Jetz to Team Up With Adidas & Foot Locker for the P.O.D. System Activation

Hustle Gang’s own, Tokyo Jetz, alongside of Adidas Original and Foot Locker. In celebration of the launch of the Adidas P.O.D. System sneaker, Adidas & Foot Locker have partnered with Tokyo Jetz for an Atlanta meet & greet as well as car free-styling station for sneaker and music fans.

WHEN:
Today, August 9th, 2018
4:00P – 5:30P

WHERE:
Foot Locker (Greenbriar Mall)
2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

This is a FREE event for all ages.

Celebrity Jeweler Release New SpongeBob SquarePants Jewelry Collection (Designed by King Ice)

The Licensed SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star Pieces Designed by King Ice Were Released to the Public on Thursday, August 2nd .


 King Ice, the infamous streetwear lifestyle brand based out of Los Angeles, CA, recently acquired licensing rights from Nickelodeon to design an exclusive four piece SpongeBob SquarePants summer collection. This new Nickelodeon and King Ice collaborative collection launched Thursday, August 2nd worldwide. The four piece commemorative collection includes one Patrick Star pendant available in three different color ways (14k gold, 14k white gold and 14k rose gold) and one limited edition SpongeBob SquarePants pendant which is available in 14k Gold and includes one CZ stone.

With fans of the iconic animated series in mind, King Ice co-founder, Cuong Diep, worked tirelessly to perfect the intricate details on each design of the life-like character inspired pieces.“We made sure every aspect of the design reflected these iconic characters accurately, from the facial expressions, specific details on all sides to the relative proportions of the body and limbs.” – Cuong Diep, co-founder of King Ice

When asked about the connection between SpongeBob and Hip-Hop, King Ice co-founder, Derek Belay said, “We recognized the relevance of Spongebob in Hip-Hop culture and how that intersects with fashion. Jewelry is the perfect medium for this cultural expression.”

Hip-Hop is the means in which emcees and rappers express themselves. Since Hip-Hop was birthed in the Bronx in the late 70s, Hip-Hop figures have always been on the scene with bright chains and extravagant jewelry. Rappers and emcees have always set trends through their fashion choices, lyrical content, beats and culture.

The evolution of SpongeBob Squarepants has also seen the characters become well known figures within Hip-Hop. The characters have been mentioned in songs by rappers Lil Kim, Wu-Tang, Young Jeezy, Big Boi, Remy Ma, Royce Da 5’9, Paul Wall, Bun B and SpongeBob was mentioned in the Rej3cts infamous song “Cat Daddy” where rapper Bounce dropped the hook: “Call me SpongeBob / stackin Krabby Patties / Bitch I go to work / Do my Cat Daddy.”

SpongeBob SquarePants, the brand, slowly started taking over both rap and the internet world respectively by way of memes, Vines, Twitter and SoundCloud in the early 2000s and has shown the iconic brand will continue to maintain cultural relevance as the torch is passed from one generation of rappers to the next.

KING ICE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialkingice

Twitter: www.twitter.com/officialkingice

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kingice

Website: www.kingice.com

ABOUT KING ICE

King Ice is a popular streetwear lifestyle brand based in LA. The brand offers original designed jewelry and accessories featuring street-inspired themes. King Ice has worked with celebrities, like Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Chris Brown, Katy Perry; television shows like ESPN and X-Factor; and retailers like Zumiez, DrJays and Jimmy Jazz. Look for new releases by following King Ice on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The Attic LA Becomes LA’s Safe House for Musicians

Have you heard the news? The Attic LA is a new platform for all creatives to display their work to the public. The event is a safe haven that encourages and promotes positive vibes for artists from all over LA giving artists a chance to tell their story. We got a chance to chop it up with the founders of The Attic LA to see what the hype is about.

Can you break down what The Attic LA is?

At this moment in time, we are a group of Artist/Curators that are working to produce and develop unique events and shows that showcase artist that are diverse in their mediums, perspectives, and backgrounds. We love our city so we are pushing to make a show for LA, with LA talent, and most importantly in LA. At the same time we are focused on building a community where the artist expose themselves to that community and the community exposes themselves to the artist. A symbiotic relationship that keeps people wanting to come back and soak up those good vibes, and give all that love right back to the artist. Ultimately, inspiring them to keep creating beautiful works. We have our sights set pretty high as far as future and our goals.

What challenges did you face while building The Attic LA?

We are all different. We have diverse perspectives and strong personalities. When you have that all in one room, it can be challenging to agree on certain inputs and aspects. So we had to learn how to communicate better with one another, we had to be willing to put our egos aside so the event could thrive, and ultimately we grew to trust whomever had a hold of the wheel in certain aspects of creation. Conquering these obstacles only made us better as a team. Something that may get misconstrued to us is that having a lot of competitive people in the room is dysfunctional. We are all competitive, but growing up in sports gave us all a great foundation for team dynamics, collaborating, culture, and making sacrifices to accomplish a common goal.
You talk a lot about the culture. What does that mean to you?

We follow very closely the given definition. Culture – “The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group”. We are starting out and establishing our culture as a social group. There are certain ideals we uphold steadfastly. We believe in an inclusive community.  We are accepting of all people and any way in which they choose to express, identify, or define themselves as individuals. We believe in “we before me” and the idea that collaboration and sacrifice can breed situations where everyone involved can win. We believe in maintaining and building solid relationships with the artist and patrons of our shows. We are laying the foundation for what we believe we’ll be able to build something truly special on. It is imperative that we establish and maintain a culture where artist can be vulnerable and express their message, people can connect, respect is given, relationships are valued, and a community can grow.

How would The Attic LA differentiate from other platforms that already exist?

We believe that the right people always set you a part. The way you carry yourself, conduct your business, and treat people. A great deal of that stems from your culture and the ideals you uphold. Only time will tell, but we believe we are standing on a solid foundation. As we build this community and continue to have our culture permeate it, we’ll be hard not to notice in our humble opinion. People gravitate towards genuine people; that’s what we are!

What direction do you see The Attic LA going in the next year if the first event is a success?

Success breeds opportunity! So we are excited to see what opportunities come to us after the show. Collaborations, connections, artist lining up to work with us, people buzzing about upcoming show, and other events because they want to get back to that initial feeling and experience that we were able to provide them. Success will be being able to reproduce that quality consistently. Taking that standard of excellence and quality to everything we produce in all areas of art, media, and entertainment.

How would you measure the success rate of The Attic LA?

We have lofty ambitions! Success is accomplishing those goals we have set. Each one being a stepping stone to the others. So first and foremost is establishing the culture and developing shows that meet and exceed our standard of excellence. We have array of projects in our sights and we want to make sure they are executed well. We hope each time you leave an Attic LA event your filled with joy and sorrow, happy to have come, sad to see it go. We hope to leave you sick with longing and eager to get back and have that experience, soak up the vibe, and be amongst the community again. We want people to not only follow us (@theatticla) but feel like they’re home whenever they are with us.

In order to be in attendance at the next event, you’ll have to follow The Attic LA at @theatticla. Catch you next time!

6th man of the Year and LA Clipper, Lou Williams, Annual Basketball Camp In Atlanta Is Here!

WHO:

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS STAR LOU WILLIAMS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

WHAT:

JOIN LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS STAR LOU WILLIAMS AT HIS ALMA MATER, SOUTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL, FOR HIS ANNUAL BASKETBALL CAMP! THIS CAMP WILL FEATURE HANDS ON COACHING, DEVELOPMENT AND SKILLS BY LOU WILLIAMS AND COACHES! EACH CHILD WILL RECEIVE LUNCH DAILY, COACHING FROM LOU WILLIAMS, CAMP TAKE-AWAYS AND AN AMAZING SUMMER EXPERIENCE!

KIDS AGES 6-17

WHEN:

JULY 23 – 26, 2018 FROM 9AM – 3PM

WHERE:

SOUTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL

2288 EAST MAIN ST.

SNELLVILLE, GA 30078

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR $125 TODAY!

Registration link : https://form.jotform.com/81425426684158

No I.D, Dallas Austin, Don Cannon, Cee-Lo Green, Killer Mike, P of Quality Control Music, Kawan “KP” Prather and more Celebrate Grammy-Award Winning Songwriter Poo Bear in Atlanta

Poo Bear at The Gathering Spot

Last week, 4x Grammy-Award Winning Songwriter, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, celebrated the release of his latest project entitled “Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music”, in Atlanta. The two-part event series consisted of an exclusive panel moderated by ASCAP’s Jason Reddick alongside of Multimedia Personality, Rashan Ali as well as a private intimate dinner at the Martell House. Atlanta’s leading hip-hop and R&B festival, One Music Fest, teamed up with ASCAP and Atlanta’s private members-only club, The Gathering Spot, to deliver an in depth discussion surrounding Poo Bear’s musical career.

On Wednesday, Hundreds of music lovers, aspiring songwriters, producers, artists and Atlanta culture shifters gathered together to learn from one of the music industries most sought after talents. The conversation delved in to Poo Bear’s musical start, his illustrious 20+ career which has found him penning for some of the greatest music acts like Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, J. Balvin, Mariah Carey and more. The pair also discussed his influence to the Atlanta sound and ability to cross over genres, fluidly.

Pictured (L to R): Hurricane Dave, Don Cannon, No I.D., Poo Bear, Killer Mike, Kawan “KP” Prather, Courtney Sills (Music Industry Vet, discovered Poo Bear), Slim of 112 and Moetown Lee

The following evening, Martell Cognac powered a private dinner for Poo Bear and some of his close friends and music industry powerhouses at their secret Martell House. Guests such as Super-Producers No I.D., Dallas Austin and Don Cannon, Comedian Lil Duval, legendary artists Killer Mike, Cee-Lo Green and Slim of 112, music execs Kawan “KP” Prather, Fly of T.I.G. and P of Quality Control Music, all shared conversation, business ideas and cocktails over dinner. Longtime friend and colleague, Moetown Lee, announced at dinner that Poo Bear received his proclamation from the city of Atlanta that June 14th is officially “Poo Bear Day”.

“I had an amazing time in Atlanta last week! I am humbled and appreciative of everyone showing so much support of my music and my artistry. I would like to thank my cousin Courtney “Bear” Sills and Motown Lee for putting this together. Happy Birthday!” Poo Bear stated.

His project, “Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music” is available on all platforms.

Jason Reddick (ASCAP)

Rashan Ali (Personality)

No I.D., Jason Reddick, P of Quality Control, Courtney Sills

Dallas Austin, Poo Bear and No I.D.

Forte Bowie, Fly (T.I.G.)

Slim of 112, Cee-Lo Green

Lil Duval

Kool Moe D, Killer Mike, David Banner, Lecrae, Gangsta Boo and More Celebrate Rap Legend Roxanne Shante at the Atlanta Screening of Netflix Movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

Last week, I am OTHER and Netflix partnered for a private screening of the original Netflix film, Roxanne Roxanne, in Atlanta. Held at the city’s premier members-only club, The Gathering Spot, Hip Hop’s finest MC’s, execs and industry affiliates came out to support one of Hip Hop’s legends, Roxanne Shanté. Acclaimed music executive and Hip Hop historian, Chaka Zulu, welcomed guests to their seats to the private screening and began the show.

Immediately following the screening, Chaka welcomed Roxanne Shanté, debut actress, Chanté Adams, Producer & Chief Creator Director for I am OTHER, MiMi Valdes, and Grammy Award-Winning Executive and Head of Music for I am OTHER , Kawan “KP” Prather, to the stage. The group conducted an intellectual conversation about the film, Roxanne’s life and journey as well as the impact she left on the music scene, today.

During the panel an honest exchange between Hip-Hop vet, Killer Mike and Roxanne Shanté took place, as he professed to the audience how Roxanne was the reason for him believing in himself which led to him starting his music career.

After the panel discussion, guests were invited to the after party in The Gathering Spot, where Martell Cognac powered movie-inspired cocktails all evening such as the crowd favorite, ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’. DJ A&R kicked off the after party spinning classic Hip Hop records and KP The Great (Kawan Prather) controlled the music the remainder of the night fusing songs from Roxanne Shanté, classic ATL records and today’s hits. As a special surprise, Atlanta’s leading dance studio, Dance 411, performed a tribute dance routine to one of Roxanne’s hit singles “Have A Nice Day”, that had everyone in awe.

“This was the first event where we had hip hop icons and fans coming together to celebrate their love for Roxanne Shante and her story. From Killer Mike crediting her for inspiring his career to audience members mentioning how grateful they were that this time in hip hop was now documented, it was an incredibly beautiful event. The more we can come together to celebrate our stories, the stronger our culture becomes”, stated producer MiMi Valdes.

Roxanne Roxanne Is Now Available On Netflix.

Notables in Attendance: Roxanne Shanté, Chanté Adams, Kool Moe D (Hip Hop Icon), Sparky D, Killer Mike, Big Gipp (Goodie Mob), David Banner, Honorable Judge Hatchett, Gangsta Boo (3-6 Mafia), DJ Nabs, MC Shan, Maddie Jay (Actress), Scotty ATL, Kap G, Lecrae, Tedashii, KCamp, Yung Booke (Hustle Gang), and Lil’ Zane.

Special Thank you to the Event Sponsors: Netflix, I am OTHER, Significant Productions, The Gathering Spot, Martell Cognac and Theory Communications.


Tedashi, Kool Moe D, Kawan “KP The Great” Prather, Lecrae, Killer Mike, Big Gipp, Scotty ATL, David Banner


Chanté Adams, Roxanne Shanté, MiMi Valdes


KP, Gangsta Boo, Kap G

Dance 411

Judge Hatchett

David Banner

Big Gipp of Goodie Mob

MiMi Valdes (IAO), Chanté Adams, Roxanne Shanté, KP Prather and Justin Moyer (IAO)

Yung Booke

KP The Great

Photo Credit: I’m That Photo Chick/Briana Crudup

#CareFreeBlackGirl, LLC Gears Up For 2nd Annual Interactive #CFBG Festival ATL 5/12


Food. Games. Melanin! Join CareFree Black Girl, LLC for their second annual #CareFreeBlackGirl Festival and Picnic taking place May 12th, 2018 as women, men, boys, and girls gather to celebrate girls and women of color. Taking place at Cleopas R. Johnson Park near the Atlantic University Center from 1 to 7 pm, expect to be around nothing but positive energy and great vibes. Enjoy the cookout and picnic as we embrace women empowerment, indulge in food-ways, arts and crafts, women-led performances and DJ sets, and health & wellness activities like meditation, yoga, and aerobics instructed by Tamica Sheree.

With 500+ expected attendees, this activation will be festival-style with vendor booths and interactive activities available. Enjoy a host of vendor tables and food trucks at our field day inspired festival with games like kickball, jump rope, hot potato, red light/green light, and more. With free food, prize giveaways, glam bars (hair, nails, braids, etc.), art, and engaging performances, you’re sure to have an undeniably great time.

Click here to RSVP for the #CareFreeBlackGirlCookout!

Event Specifics:

Event: CareFree Black Girl Festival

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time: 1-7 PM

Address: Cleopas R. Johnson Park | 572 Fair Street SW Atlanta, GA 

Official hashtags:

#CareFreeBlackGirlCookout

#CareFreeBlackGirl

#CFBG

IG: @carefreeblackgirl_inc

What to Bring

•Entry is free! Just bring money for various vendor tables
Want to become a vendor? There’s still time to sign up and apply!

•Blanket(s) for the grass

•Good Vibes 

For media and publicity concerns, contact Ayana “Georgia Doll”, media@georgiamediaagency.com

For performance inquires contact Shanika, @carpenika [shanika@broke2dope.com]

SpitFireHipHop & Spit Fire Frenzy Will Take Place on March 16, 2018

The first ever ‘Spit Fire Frenzy’ will take place on March 16, 2018

SpitFireHipHop.com in association with Most Precious Promotions cordially invite you to attend the sure to be exciting ‘Spit Fire Frenzy’ at SXSW. The lineup includes Headkrack from the Ricky Smiley Morning Show and Dish Nation. The Bodega Brovas, K’Valentine (Talib Kweli signee), Mahdi and more. Also featuring a premiere cypher and some of the world’s finest DJs will be live. The list includes DJ Jus, DJ J MIXX, DJ Pucca Scott, DJ Special K, and DJ Presstige.

The event will take place at the Austin Toy Museum in downtown Austin. Alongside the performances, there will be lots of fun to be had by all in this unique venue.

Join us on March 16 and be part of this history making event.

To perform, sponsor or set up a vendor table contact mppmusicgroup@gmail.com for more information

Purchase tickets here bit.ly/2GplzUo

Stay tuned via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media outlets for free giveaways and more.
@spitfirehiphop
@mostpreciouspromo
@djmosprecious

Ty Dolla $ign Embarks on Don’t Judge Me Tour Next Month!

 

BEACH HO– USE 3– which marks the long-awaited follow-up to the star’s 2015 breakthrough debut album, FREE TC – made a stellar chart debut upon its October arrival, landing at #8 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart as well as #11 on the overall Billboard 200. The album includes a number of critically applauded hits, among them “Dawsin’s Breek (Feat. Jeremih),” “Ex Feat. YG,” “Love U Better (Feat. Lil Wayne & The-Dream),” and “So Am I (Feat. Damian Marley & Skrillex).” The album received a wide range of acclaim and was named one of the Best Albums of 2017 by Rolling StoneXXLSPINHotNewHipHopRap-UpLA Times, and more. 
 
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