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

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.

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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

Private Internet Access Partners With Jersey City To Present The Fifth Annual Hudson Waterfront Independence Day Celebration

Snoop Dogg to Headline Free 4TH of July Music, Arts, and Technology Festival On Jersey City Waterfront for The Greater New York Area
The All-Day Experience on the Hudson River Waterfront Draws Hundreds of Thousands; Headline Performance to be Followed by Regions Largest Firework Display 
Mayor Steven M. Fulop presents his fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day.  The carnival-style spectacle, branded 50STAR FIRESHOW, spans the entire Greater New York City Area and will feature a headline concert performance by Snoop Dogg on the Private Internet Accessstage in front of a 200,000 person audience lining the Hudson River Waterfront and area surrounding Harborside.  The all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the scene of the state’s largest fireworks show.
Mayor Fulop and the City have continued to expand on the day-long, outdoor celebration on the Hudson River waterfront, now in its fifth year.  The celebration will begin at noon with a full-scale carnival, continuous entertainment, several beer gardens, and an elite conglomerate of food trucks.  The show will culminate with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci lighting up the skyline from multiple barges on the Hudson River.
“The synergies between music and tech are stronger than ever,” says music executive Akino Childrey, president of Private Internet Access’ parent company LTM Life and manager to rapper Royce Da 5’9.” “We are not only invested in customer protection and privacy online,  we are also invested in educating the youth who will ultimately be responsible for creating the next Internet, a new world and beyond. We want to inspire kids to become more than just customers for streaming platforms and gaming systems. We want to continue to show the next generation how important it is to understand both music and Technology. Our partnership with Mayor Fulop on July 4 will allow Private Internet Access to take steps towards our goal.”

Mayor Fulop brought back Jersey City’s annual 4th of July attraction in 2014, in pursuit of his vision to create a July 4th celebration on a global scale, making Jersey City the epicenter for Independence Day event activity; the Independence Day equivalent of “The Ball Drop” on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.50STAR FIRESHOW creates history by showcasing the Hudson River, providing a fireworks super show to spectators throughout North Jersey, as well as the entire West side of Manhattan.  Since New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s relocated the Macy’s fireworks show to the East River, the Jersey City celebration has continued to grow momentum, attracting nearly 100,000 from throughout the region in 2017, with plans to grow the event exponentially in future years.  In taking steps to preserve and highlight that growth, Jersey City has engaged hospitality stars Michael Satsky and Brian Gefter.  Partnering with Satsky & Gefter of Provocateur Global Holdings brings a wealth of food and beverage, talent booking and concert production knowledge to help grow the annual experience from the grandest local celebration into the greatest 4th of July event in the region.

“I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period.  Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar” said Mayor Fulop.

50STAR FIRESHOW’s headlining stage, presented by our title sponsor Private Internet Access, will be located in the Exchange Place Plaza. Attendees will have a true concert experience with Snoop Dogg within view of the Freedom Tower and Downtown Manhattan. Additionally, Private
“Private Internet Access has been a synergistic partner.  Keeping the residents of the City secure is clearly a priority and by adding the PIA technology which allows people to shield their IP address, protecting families from identity theft is just another example of this initiative.” said Mayor Fulop.
Grucci, who will operate the fireworks display, is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated fireworks company that has developed a prominent reputation; having performed at eight U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, Olympic Games, World’s Fairs and earned the Guinness World Record for “largest fireworks display” ever recorded.
Spectators are encouraged to arrive by public transportation to the festival area, which is conveniently located with easy access to PATH trains, NY Waterway ferry service from Manhattan, and NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Anyone attending the event should also be advised that any bags or backpacks brought into the designated area are subject to search, and attendees are encouraged to pack belongings in clear bags that show contents. Coolers will not be allowed.
All media wishing to cover the event must RSVP with the City of Jersey City by filling out the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/mTKmaqIYbwFCe80H2. Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Hannah Peterson at hpeterson@jcnj.org.
 

Lou Williams of the LA Clippers Named 2018 KIA 6th Man of the Year at the 2nd Annual NBA Awards

NBA veteran guard, Lou Williams, has been announced as the 2018 NBA 6th Man of the Year. This will be the second time Williams will have received this award, being named previously with the Toronto Raptors in 2015. Williams had a stellar 2017/18 season reaching career high stats of 22.6 PPG, 5.3 APG and 2.5 RPG, while averaging 24.4 minutes.

Williams has been a secret weapon for many teams in his 13-year career, showcasing the skill set any true NBA team would adore in a 6th man. After being named Western Conference Player of the Week twice and being the highest scoring NBA player in the month of December, Williams had a strong fight in the 2018 NBA All Star run, which is almost unheard of for a bench player.

Williams single handedly kept an injury-stricken Clippers team alive and in the playoff run. After scoring his career-high of 50-points at the age of 31 against the reigning NBA Champions,Golden State Warriors, Williams was proven to be one of the top scoring athletes in the league.

“I’m grateful to hold this title for a second time in my NBA career. I’ve always stayed true to being considered the ‘Underdog’ that my teammates can turn to for efficient scoring off the bench. It’s a great feeling to be recognized for my hard work and dedication to my role and the game.” Williams states, “I also want to congratulate Eric Gordon and Fred VanVleet as well for their great performance this past season. Thank you NBA and KIA.” Williams continues to grow and improve in his years in the NBA, proving he is still a major force to face in professional basketball.

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

Sean “Diddy” Combs And Joe Budden Offically Ink Revolt TV Deal

Sean “Diddy” Combs announced today that Hip Hop’s preeminent media pundit Joe Budden has inked a deal with his network, REVOLT MEDIA & TV. Budden, a veteran MC known as one of the most outspoken voices in hip hop, will create, executive produce, and host “State of the Culture,” a brand-new talk show due to premiere this summer, where he’ll lend his distinctive voice and unique perspective on current topics, politics, social issues, and more, all through the lens of hip hop. Compared to standard talk shows, “State of the Culture” will deliver raw, unfiltered, and informative debates and interviews where Budden digs deep with prominent celebrities, artists and personalities.

“Finally, Joe Budden is officially part of the REVOLT family,” said REVOLT Chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs. “Joe has an authentic approach and he’s never afraid to speak the truth. His many talents deserve a platform that pushes the culture forward and we are excited to produce next-level content with him.”

“It was important to partner with a company that recognizes the growing need for our voices and ideas to stream freely without interruption. That was a much prettier way to say, we bout to be with the shits,” said Joe Budden. “Thank you to my business partner Ian Schwartzman and REVOLT for the opportunity to highlight my brutal honesty, passion and integrity.  I love REVOLTING!! Together, we will continue to take this thing to heights unseen.”

“We are excited to launch a new era of REVOLT content with Joe Budden,” said REVOLT CEO Roma Khanna.  “This is just the beginning of more great things to come as REVOLT leads from the center of Hip Hop culture.”

Joe Budden comes to REVOLT after hosting the network’s 2017 year-end special entitled This Year Was Dope/Trash, with co-host Charlamagne tha God. During Diddy’s recent New Year’s Eve bash, the mogul and Budden teased their partnership in a video clip posted to REVOLT’s Instagram page. “Are you ready to get money with me?,” Diddy said. “Are you ready to put this Black excellence on a whole other platform?”

Budden currently hosts his own groundbreaking podcast The Joe Budden Podcast, alongside Rory & Mal. Prior to being an on-air personality, Budden was an esteemed rapper, both as a solo-artist and as a member of the super-group Slaughterhouse. Joe’s most recent project, 2016’s Rage & The Machine debuted at #1 on the iTunes & Billboard’s Rap/Hip-Hop chart.

To learn more about “State of the Culture” visit REVOLT.tv.  To watch REVOLT check local listings here. Join the social conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.