Tip “T.I.” Harris Officially Ends Atlanta Protest of National Chain Restaurant, Houston’s

Tip “T.I.” Harris has finally came to terms with national restaurant chain, Houston’s, after Tip, Jay Morrison and Ernestine Johnson kicked off a local protest of all Atlanta locations due to the mistreatment of minority patrons and employees.

Official Statement from Tip Harris:
“Over the past few months, we (me, Ernestine Johnson and Jay Morrison) have had some tough, yet productive discussions with Houston’s. Our goal was to bring to light specific issues that we felt they needed to address and correct. I am proud of the progress and look forward to continuing the dialogue and working together in the same communities that have helped make their business so successful.

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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

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Grammy-Award Winning Indie Rock Band Portugal. The Man Announces Indie Rap Artist Jack Harlow On Their Nationwide Tour

Rap’s secret weapon, Jack Harlow, has been dominating the tour and festival spaces this spring and summer. His debut project Gazeboopened everyone’s eyes to the world of Jack Harlow and his creative crew, known as Private Garden. Jack’s latest additions to his ever-growing schedule are with none other than Grammy-Award winning indie rock band, Portugal. The Man. Known for their breakout hit “Feel It Still”, Portugal. The Man has been dominating the indie rock scene. Now, with Jack Harlow being added as a performer for part of the May stretch, fans will have the best of both worlds from two of todays freshest and unique artists.

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YFN Lucci Announces Debut Album, Ray Ray From Summer Hill + Reveals Cover Artwork!


After months of anticipation, platinum-certified and critically-acclaimed Atlanta rapper and singer YFN Lucci announces March 9, 2018 as the release date of his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Ray Ray From Summer Hill [Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros. Records]. The announcement includes a reveal of Ray Ray From Summer Hill’s striking cover art, featuring YFN Lucci.

YFN Lucci introduced the forthcoming record with the red-hot single “Boss Life” [feat. Offset]. Earlier this month, Lucci brought the house down at the BET Social Awards with a high-energy and hard-hitting performance of the song. Online, it’s quickly nearing the 5-million mark on Spotify and 4 million views on YouTube. Additionally, the album boasts the brand new banger “Street Kings” [feat. Meek Mill].

However, these two anthems offer just a glimpse of what to expect from his very first offering.

It’s time to meet Ray Ray From Summer Hill.

February has been a banner month for YFN Lucci. He celebrated his 27th birthday by throwing an Instagram-worthy circus-themed “Trap Du Soleil” party, which TMZcalled, “circus meets hood.” He also dropped the new Freda’s Son EP fueled by the standout posse cut “Propane” [feat. YFN Trae Pound & YFN Kay].

Celebrating the release of the album, YFN Lucci heads down to SXSW to perform at the Pandora showcase on March 14. If you’re in Austin, don’t miss it.

Singing and rapping with the same fiery force, YFN Lucci represents the next evolution of the Atlanta sound. Inking a deal with Think It’s A Game Records in 2014, he quietly developed into one of his city’s most powerful voices. Following the success of Wish Me Well, he unleashed Wish Me Well 2 in 2016. It yielded the platinum-certified smash “Key to the Streets” [feat. Migos & Trouble], which amassed over 43.2 million Spotify streams, turned up a high-profile remix with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Quavo, and landed on XXL’s “50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016” and Vibe’s “The 60 Best songs of 2016” list. Forbes proclaimed YFN Lucci among “5 Breakout Hip-Hop Artists to Watch This Summer” and Billboard dubbed him one of the “Top 10 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2017”—he’s lived up to those claims with his EP Long Live Nut, and now Ray Ray From Summer Hill, (Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros. Records).

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Blue Face Bally Reveals Artwork For ‘Blue Face Trip’ EP Executively Produced By Dun Deal & Boominati

BlueFaceBally is a 19 year old artist from East Atlanta, GA. Music has always been the heart of the household as both of his parents hail from New York and his mother is an active poet, while his father formerly rapped. Bally grew up listening to East Coast acts such as the Fugees, Mobb Deep, and A Tribe Called Quest and was eventually introduced to other aspects of Hip Hop.

Bally recorded his first song over 2 years ago and decided to pursue a career as a musician after the ample responses he received from strangers online. The positive feedback triggered Bally to get more musically inclined and study the craft more in depth, elevating his creativity.

His sound is melodic and airy and Bally is currently signed to his mentor and hit producer, Dun Deal and his label, 4NXChange Records. Bally’s debut project, ‘Blue Face Trip’ is due out later this month and will feature production from Dun Deal, Chopsquad DJ & Metro Boomin’s, Boominati. Bally explains that the project will take fans on a trippy hallucination through his mind and aims to make people feel happy and confident through his music.

“Froze” and “Nascar” are the first singles from the project and Bally will be releasing exclusive merchandise the week of the release.

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Tracklist Released for ‘Black Panther: The Album’

The Black Panther: The Album is set to drop February 9th curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

The 14-track album with Kendrick will feature the likes of ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, SZA, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Jorja Smith, Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake, Jay Rock, Future, Zacari, Mozzy and more.

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


BEACH HOUSE 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. 

DOT – Who The Greatest Is [Video]

Now that 2018 is in full swing DOT. returns with a banger for the new year. The New York MC closed out 2017 with back to back releases that saw him build an organic following that continues to grow. His previous music videos, “Bound 2 See” and “You Need It, I Got It” featuring Uncle Murda are both yielding fantastic results online, thus continuing the momentum for the release of his self-produced debut project “Start The Hate,” slated for release some time this year. 2018 looks to be a breakout year for the newcomer, as he is set to open up for Kendrick Lamar during the European leg of his tour and has a rumored Dipset collaboration in the works. Doubling down on his success from the tail end of last year, today DOT. officially releases the music video for “Who The Greatest Is.”

For the visual, he takes his talents to the local barbershop, where the G.O.A.T. debate often takes place, humbly paying homage to the greats who have inspired him such as 2pac, Notorious B.I.G., Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali and those of that ilk. Heeding the words of his mentor, Hip Hop icon Chuck D, who shared the importance of quality over quantity, DOT. bypasses the trendy gimmicks new age artists utilize for stardom, instead focusing on sharp lyricism and hard-hitting beats, the backbone of Hip Hop. DOT. then shifts gears into the gym, showcasing his discipline and commitment to excellence, the MC takes a tactical approach to his artistry, treating his peers not as friends but competition and on Who The Greatest Is, he eloquently makes his case as one of the best of Hip Hop’s new era.

Twitter: @ItsDotOfficial

idk. Heads Out On Mad Man Tour with A$AP Ferg Next Month!

Proclaimed “one of hip-hop’s most promising new acts” by Billboard, Maryland rapper .idk. joins A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry on the massive 31-city North American Mad Man Tour next month! Coming off the release of his critically acclaimed album IWASVERYBAD in partnership with Adult Swim, a sold-out European tour with Joey Bada$$, an explosive performance at the inaugural Rolling Loud SoCal festival in December, and recently being named one of the Best New Artists of 2017 by Pigeons and Planesyou don’t want to miss the opportunity to see .idk. live when he comes to your city! 

IWASVERYBAD is a vivid autobiography of the 25-year-old’s life exploring the narrative of .idk.‘s (which stands for “ignorantly delivering knowledge”) stormy adolescence- a journey of loss, redemption and eventual triumph- retelling the moments that led to his teenage incarceration and confronting the loss of his mother. Featuring guest appearances from Chief KeefSwizz BeatzDOOMDel The Funky HomosapienYung GleeshMother Marygold and more, IWASVERYBAD earned a spot on several major “Best of 2017” lists including Vulture‘s Best Albums of 2017 So FarGenius‘ 50 Best Albums of 2017Noisey‘s 36 Best Overlooked Albums of 2017, and DJ Booth‘s 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 who called it cinematic, wonderfully rancorous, and tear-jerking.” The visual for the project’s lead single, “Pizza Shop” feat. Yung Gleesh was named one of the 50 Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2017 by XXL. Along the way, .idk.‘s captivating storytelling style has also caught the attention of PitchforkComplexHotNewHipHop, and more. A true visionary with high hopes to enlighten his listeners, .idk. will bring his thought-provoking lyrics to life this spring on the Mad Man Tour