Trae Tha Truth Set to Relaunch HIs Hilarious Animated Series on 420TV

Houston legend, Trae Tha Truth, will be kicking back off his self titled cartoon series on the new 420TV, a cannibis-centric video on-demand channel. This notable series features cameos from some of the top celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Marlon Wayans, T.I. and Rick Ross, to name a few.This upcoming season will host 10 new episodes of comical storylines and scenarios with Trae and friends.

Trae recently sat down with XXL to discuss the series and whats to come from it.

Read full interview here

2018 Trumpet Awards Announces Performers and Honorees [Jermaine Dupri, Keke Wyatt, Bow Wow, Rhyon, Estelle & More]

Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias,

Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Rhyon Brown Announced as Recipients of 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

Performers to Include Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow,

Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle

Cee Lo Green, Omar Gooding, Angell Conwell Among Presenters

Larenz Tate (Power) and Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse) to Host

26th Annual Event World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET

(ATLANTA, GA) – Jan. 17, 2018 – The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will air exclusively onBounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Larenz Tate, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and Power series star and Erica Ash, who appears on Survivor’s Remorse and stars in the upcoming BET legal drama series In Contempt, will serve as this year’s hosts. The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018.

2018 Honorees announced today: Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Rhyon Brown.

 

Performers at the event will include: Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle, Bilal, Big Daddy Kane, V. Bozeman, Donald Lawrence, Major., We’ McDonald, Mr. TalkBox, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, Rhyon Brown, Michel’le, Stokley Williams and Carl Thomas.

 

Cee Lo Green, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell will be among the presenters.

 

About this year’s honorees and awards:

  • GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist, Jermaine Dupri will receive The Music Innovation Award. Dupri has worked with Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton and Alicia Keys. He founded So So Def Recordings in 1993 which launched the careers of Bow Wow, Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge and many others.

  • American soul-influenced funk group Cameo will be presented with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. With a career spanning four decades, Cameo has released 17 albums and is well-known for their dance floor hits including Single Life, Candy and Word Up!, which led to the pop-culture catch phrase of the same name. Their undeniable impact to contemporary music can be heard in songs from Tupac Shakur to The Beastie Boys.

  • Founder of Sundial Brands and Essence Ventures Richelieu Dennis will be recognized with The Entrepreneur Award. Driven by his passion for entrepreneurship and sustained by a vision to fill unmet consumer needs, Dennis founded SheaMoisture in 1991 which has grown into one of the world’s most recognized beauty brands. Just this month, it was announced that Dennis’s Essence Ventures, LLC will acquire Essence Communications, Inc. which includes Essence Magazine.

  • Activist and National Co-Chair of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory, will receive The Impact Award. In 2009, Mallory became the youngest Executive Director of the National Action Network (NAN). She gained recognition as one of four co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington, which saw participation from five million people worldwide. Her role in the March landed her on the 2017 Time 100 Pioneers List and Fortune’s 2017 List of the World’s Greatest Leaders.

  • 13-year old social activist behind the #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley Dias, will be given The Trailblazer Award. Dias has appeared on Ellen, CBS This Morning and BET’s Black Girls Rock and recently became the youngest person featured on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

  • Nuclear Engineer and Inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson will be honored with The Innovator Award. Dr. Johnson holds more than 80 patents, including his most famous invention, the Super Soaker® water gun, which is one of the most popular toys in the world with sales approaching sales of $1 billion.

  • Actress, singer and dancer Rhyon Brown will receive the Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s.  Brown is best known for her role as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sutton on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights and has had recurring roles on That’s So Raven, Judging Amy and Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III.

Clifford “T.I.” Harris & Killer Mike Joins Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Official Transition Team

{Via WSBTV} Atlanta’s new Mayor Keisha Bottoms announced Thursday a transition team that will include local rappers, CEOs and educators.

Channel 2’s Dave Huddleston was there as she announced the names of the key players who will help her shape the city’s focus and carry out her policy.

“I am grateful to announce this 38-strong transition team. It represents a tremendous amount of diversity and depth, and really the best and the brightest in the city of Atlanta,” Bottoms said.

Among the team are the CEO and Chairman of UPS, the CEO of Delta Airlines Inc., an APS school board member, Senator Jason Carter, Grammy-award winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Michael “Killer Mike Render, artist, activist and businessman, Ron Clark from the Ron Clark Academy and a pastor from the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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WEtv Presents Exclusive Season 2 of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta With Cast Q&A (Photos)

On Tuesday, January 9th, WEtv presented the first episode of Season 2 of hit show Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta presented by star Bow Wow, who introduced the episode to a jam-packed house at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theater in Midtown Atlanta. Co-stars Reginae Carter, Zonnique Pullins, Brandon Barnes, Shaniah Mauldin and Ayana Fite were also in attendance, joined by supporting cast members Jermaine Dupri, Deb Antney, Da Brat and newcomer singer Jhonni Blaze, who appeared as a guest on season one. The star-studded event saw music and TV luminaries including fellow WEtv stars Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mother “Mama” June Shannon; Towanda and Trina Braxton; and “LA Hair” star Gocha Hawkins; along with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore; super-producer Bangledash, actors Demetria McKinney and Brad James (from SyFy’s “Superstition”); singers Damion Hall(Guy) and Daron Jones (112) and more.

Following the screening the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta cast gave the audience insight into the upcoming season with a Q&A, moderated by Gary with Da Tea from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. While avoiding any spoilers, the cast revealed that Season 2 is all about their growth as individuals, particularly for Reginae and Shaniah establishing themselves beyond their famous parents’ careers; and professionally, with Bow Wow andZonnique working on new music; Brandon developing two new R&B groups; and Ayana developing her clothing line. The cast also hinted at a focus on exploring past issues between Bow Wow and mentor Jermaine Dupri; and Zonnique and Reginae, who are working to recreate the bond they once shared.

After the screening, the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta stars and their guests headed to new Atlanta nightspot Revel, where they recreated a vibe worthy of JD’s hit “Welcome to Atlanta” with music by DJ Infamous. The near-capacity party crowd included a few more recognizable faces with “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” stars Erica Dixon and Estelita; producer Mr. Hanky; rapper Silentoand more coming out to celebrate the show’s new season.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta returns to WEtv on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 9pm.

Click here for additional photos from the event. (All photo credits: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)

Yung Gleesh Announces “Gleesh Walk Tour” Dates

News: Yung Gleesh Announces “Gleesh Walk Tour”
 

With his latest singles, “Pew Pew” and “Trap,” Washington, D.C. rapper Yung Gleesh announces that he’ll be hitting the road on January 24th. On his forthcoming “Gleesh Walk Tour,” Yung Gleesh will be performing in Minneapolis, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. Fans can expect more dates to be added within the next two weeks.
If Gleesh’s 2017 is any indication of what we can expect from him this year, we’re definitely in for a treat. Outside of firing off his own viral releases, Gleesh collaborated with IDK on IWasVeryBad and grabbed Lil Yachty and Playboi Carti for his “WWTW” single.
Stay tuned for a new project from Yung Gleesh in the near future, but for now, check out tour dates below, and get your tickets here.
Tour Dates:
January 24th | Minneapolis, MN
January 26th | Denver, CO
January 27th | El Paso, TX
February 1st | Houston, TX
February 2nd | Dallas, TX
February 3rd | Austin, TX
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Boston Calling 2018 Lineup Announce with Eminem, Tyler, The Creator, Bryson Tiller and More

 

Eminem, The Killer and Jack White head up the top of the bill, along with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Brockhampton, Daniel Caesar, Stormzy, Thundercat, Belly, Noname, Taylor Bennett, Westside Gunn, Conway and many more appearing on the lineup.

The event takes place at Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston from May 25th until the 27th – tickets are available to purchase over at the Boston Calling website.

Big K.R.I.T. Enlists Cyhi The Prynce on 2018 National “Heavy Is The Crown”

 

 

Adds Six More Dates in Little Rock, Philadelphia, Columbia, Charleston & More

 

Second Date Added to Atlanta Stop @ The Tabernacle April 6th – New York City Date Expands From Gramercy Theatre to Irving Plaza

 

For CyHi The Prynce Tour Press Inquiries And Interview Requests Contact: Aishah White aishah@akwpr.com

Tickets On Sale Now Via BigKRIT.com

BIG K.R.I.T.

ENLISTS CYHI THE PRYNCE

ON 2018 NATIONAL

“HEAVY IS THE CROWN” TOUR

Adds Six More Dates in Little Rock, Philadelphia, Columbia, Charleston & More

Second Date Added to Atlanta Stop @ The Tabernacle April 6th – New York City Date Expands From Gramercy Theatre to Irving Plaza

Tickets On Sale Now Via BigKRIT.com

“HEAVY IS THE CROWN” TOUR DATES
^^ w/ Ty Dolla $ign

Thu-Mar-15-18 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
Fri-Mar-16-18 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Sat-Mar-17-18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury
Sun-Mar-18-18 – Cleveland @ House of Blues
Mon-Mar-19-18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue-Mar-20-18 – Boston @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu-Mar-22-18 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore ^^
Fri-Mar-23-18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – VENUE CHANGE
Sat-Mar-24-18 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva ^^
Sun-Mar-25-18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz ^^
Tue-Mar-27-18 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ^^
Weds-Mar-28-18 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
Thu-Mar-29-18 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Fri-Mar-30-18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Sat-Mar-31-18 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
Sun-Arp-01-18 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Tue-Apr-03-18 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
Wed-Apr-04-18 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Thu-Apr-05-18 – Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s
Fri-Apr-06-18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Sat-Apr-07-18 – Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
Sun-Apr-08-18 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Wed-Apr-11-18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Thu-Apr-12-18 – Houston @ Warehouse Live
Fri-Apr-13-18 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Sat-Apr-14-18 – Austin, TX @ Emos East
Sun-Apr-15-18 – San Antonio, TX@ Alamo City Music Hall
Thu-Apr-19-18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Fri-Apr-20-18 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Sat-Apr-21-18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Sun-Apr-22-18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Wed-Apr-25-18 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
Thu-Apr-26-18 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Fri-Apr-27-18 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Sat-Apr-28-18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

Big K.R.I.T shook the media with a double-sided 22 track album with features such as T.I., Lloyd, UGK, CeeLo Green, Sleep Brown, Joi, Jill Scott, Keyon Harrold, Bilal, Robert Glasper Jr., Kenneth Whalum and Burness Earl Travis II. Capturing the attention of millions after two years, marking his official return since 2014’s Cadillactica and 2015’s independent release of All My Life, Big K.R.I.T climbed the charts making his mark at #7 on Billboards Top 200!

Zaxby’s Sterling Coleman Talks About How It All Started

St. Louis Native Sterling Coleman, President/Owner of SJAC/Lady Di Food Groups, LLC dba Zaxby’s was born to a mother with an 11th-grade education. For most of his childhood life, he lived in the inner city projects with his three brothers. Although financially poor during that time, Sterling has been able to reflect on the intangibles that his Mom, who he recently lost, has passed onto him. Which are; the inspiration to work hard and the idea that he could achieve whatever he willed himself to. He is most proud of the fact that he was able to retire his Mom and make her life very comfortable before her transition. He even gave homage to her when he was awarded the rights to develop Zaxby’s in the Oklahoma City market.

A proud graduate of Tennessee State University, it was an internship during his college tenure that helped Coleman to apply the academic principles he learned while in school. Once he completed his degree he relocated to Atlanta with job offers, in the foodservice industry and consumer sales for Rudy Farms, a division of Sara Lee, Frito-Lay, RJ Reynolds and Prestone Antifreeze.

Through his work at Rudy Farms, he was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. With a real affinity for the food industry, Coleman knew he wanted more than just a job. One day, while out on appointments, he decided to stop for lunch at a Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers and Buffalo Wings. Immediately, he was compelled to learn more about the franchise, thinking it might fit his goal of becoming the entrepreneur he always dreamed of. His introduction to Zaxby’s seemed fated and so serendipitous, that Coleman felt, “it had to be God’s plan.” And in no time at all, Coleman was a Zaxby’s Licensee.

Through his family’s tradition of faith in God, personal sacrifice and humility, Coleman’s career as a Zaxby’s Licenses have been one of great success.

With a total of 36 locations in the making, 13 of which are currently open and operating, Coleman is proof that anyone can overcome any set of circumstances and still be successful. He believes in the power of mentoring and regularly imparts his wisdom onto his own children as well as other youth in and around the metro-Atlanta area.

Being named Who’s Who in Black Atlanta means the opportunity to continue living an example for the youth. For him, uplifting is a mantra. “Don’t settle into other’s definition of your capabilities. Be humble and open to God’s plans for you. Work hard and make sacrifices to get where you want to be in life. Start where you are. Education can be a pathway to success and you don’t know what is in store for you.” Remember that, unlike the old adage, the “Sky is the limit”; “The Sky actually has NO LIMIT”.

 

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.idk. Joins “Mad Man Tour” with A$AP Ferg & Denzel Curry in 2018!

Find Tickets at JAYIDK.COM

For tour press & interview inquiries, please contact Ashlee Wingate ashlee@akwpr.com

The badass rapper from Prince George’s County, Maryland has been on the fast track to success since the release of projects Subtrap and Empty Bank, but it’s his recently released album IWASVERYBAD that has his name in the mix of hip-hop’s impending elite.” – Paper Magazine

Where [Kendrick] Lamar’s stories detail narrowly escaping trouble, IDK’s seem quietly thrilled by dabbling in it and successfully making it back in one piece.
Vulture

IDK was able to use his mastery of storytelling to manifest a personal masterwork.
DJ Booth’s 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017

Coming off the release of his critically acclaimed album, IWASVERYBAD, and a victorious European run with Joey Bada$$, the Maryland rapper, .idk., will embark on a nationwide tour with A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry, starting February 28th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Find tickets here: jayidk.com

.idk. (FKA Jay IDK) has been making significant noise since teaming up with Adult Swim for the release of his full-length soundtrack LP, IWASVERYBAD. An all-star cast of guest features include DOOM, Chief Keef, Swizz Beatz, Del The Funky Homosapien, Yung Gleesh, and Mother Marygold. IWASVERYBAD serves as an autobiography as told by a true visionary who’s spent years to get here. Don’t miss .idk. on tour during his breakout year!

SpitFireHipHop.com Launches New Apparel Line

SpitFireHipHop.com announces the launch of a new apparel line. We as a company, pride ourselves on providing a platform to independent artists who may not have the machine behind them. SpitFireHipHop is a platform unlike many others out there does not require a payment from artist to be featured. We believe we have found a way to continue provide a service to artists, absolutely free.

“We are thrilled to announce that we have launched SpitFireHipHop Apparel. The line initially will include t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, caps and beanies, says Founder and CEO of SpitFireHipHop LLC, Jimy Lincoln. “Our passion is to provide a vehicle to indie artists and newcomers to Hip Hop. Our apparel line will allow us to be seen not just on blog posts but on the backs of Hip Hop artists and fans of Hip Hop around the world.”

“The line comes with an array of designs – and we look forward to adding more products in the near future.”

SpitFireHipHop.com has been providing indie and newcomers to Hip Hop a platform to showcase their talents since 2011. The brand is growing stronger and becoming one of the more popular in Hip Hop. To learn more about the new apparel line visit the website at shop.spitfirehiphop.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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