Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announces 79th Annual Golden Globes Details

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced today that the winners of the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards® will be revealed on January 9, 2022, from the Beverly Hilton at 6 p.m. PT. In addition to recognizing 2021’s best in film and television, the Golden Globe Awards will shine a light on the long-established philanthropy work of the HFPA, showcasing a range of grantees during the program. 

Over the past 25 years, the HFPA has donated $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts; incredibly impactful organizations, many of whom were hit hard over the last two years as a result of the pandemic. 

During the program, Kyle Bowser, Senior Vice President of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, will further discuss the “Reimagine Coalition,” a joint five-year initiative to increase diversity, equity and inclusion across the global entertainment industry. Each year the HFPA and the NAACP Hollywood Bureau will collaborate on, fund, and support a series of trailblazing initiatives, with the overall goals of ensuring visibility of projects from artists of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds; increasing diverse representation in the industry; and building pathways to inclusion for young artists and journalists of color.

Because of the current pandemic surge, health and safety remain a top priority for the HFPA. There will not be an audience on January 9th, and the following precautions are being taken for select members and grantees who will be in the room: 

  • Proof of vaccination and booster shot, along with a negative PCR test within 48 hours, is required for entry;
  • All guests will be masked and socially distanced at all times while inside the ballroom;
  • There will be no red carpet. Media credential requests for this event will not be accepted;

Over the last eight months, the HFPA has completely overhauled its bylaws, implementing sweeping changes from top to bottom addressing ethics and code of conduct, diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, membership and more. In October, the HFPA admitted its largest and most diverse class to date with 21 new journalists, all of whom were first-time Golden Globe voters. A full list of the HFPA’s reforms can be foundHERE.

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION:

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Los Angeles. During World War II, the non-profit organization established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions around the world seeking an escape and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with a membership representing more than 55 countries. Since 1944, the group has hosted the annual Golden Globe® Awards – the premier ceremony which honors achievements in both television and film.

The licensing fees from the Golden Globe® Awards has enabled the organization to donate more than $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 27 years. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

The Agents of LA Alongside Revolt Creative Are Bringing Awareness To Sickle Cell Disease This Holiday Season

One of the top premier real estate agencies in Southern California “Agents of LA” alongside its co-host Revolt Creative, are putting on a charity event to bring awareness to Sickle Cell Disease. Activating the spirit of giving back during holiday season, they are partnering with the Sickle Cell Foundation and the most notorious spokesperson, artist TLC from the the Grammy Award Winning girl group TLC. As T-Boz herself suffers from Sickle Cell anemia, having her a part of this event bridges the entertainment, real estate, community service and medical community altogether for a once in a life time event.

If you are wondering what Sickle Cell Anemia disease is, it is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affects hemoglobin, the protein that carries through the body. As there is no cure for this disease, it is a life long battle for those who are diagnosed, so being able to support this cause is important because it can lead to a cure that will x change the world forever. Agents of LA are leading the charge this holiday season, and making sure all of Los Angeles knows about Sickle Cell and they ways everyone can get involved. 

The Agents of LA Christmas Charity Event will include an array of top sponsors to gather community members for a night of giving, thanks and recognition to those who have fought painful diseases and those still fighting. Some of the sponsors include the likes of Blk Water, Black Cannabis, T-Boz from TLC, Revolt Creative, Alpha Magazine, Bang Energy, Exotik Tacos, Richie Rich Flower, CIE Fashion Magazine, Grand Leyanda Organic Tequila and the likes of Exotic Pop

Bringing these top sponsors out who are all making dramatic impacts in there industries, shows that the stage is set for conversations to be pushed forward about how to impact those suffering from diseases that affect so many we love. It will be a night to remember! Get involved by visiting the Agents of LA official Instagram page @AgentsofLA

A Room Full Of Mirrors Are The Next Stars Of HIPHOP Following New “Money Bags” Visual EP Under The Direction of TDE’s Punch



A Room Full Of Mirrors have officially released their highly anticipated Money Bags EP under the direction of TDE president Punch . Comprised of rising superstars Daylyt, Nick Grant, Lyric Michelle, Ichiban Don, Billymaree, Jrias Law, Earlee Riser, Hari, and Punch himself, the group have put together an impressive array of lyrically conscious driven songs that speak to their true artistry and raw creatively. As this release is actually a visual EP, Punch’s vision to create a bodywork with some of his closest friends and musical confidants has come full A just in time for the holiday season.

Debuting “Money Bags” at a private listening viewing party in Compton last month, Lyric Michelle made her directorial debut as shp wrote and directed the visual EP that is inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 hit film Reservoir Dogs. Her skills as a spit firing lyricist, and trendsetter allows her to tell a story from a unique perspective that is resonating with the masses. As the crew suits up to prepare for a robbery you candidly hear a copious amount of lyrically conscious bars and punchlines that create a unique viewing experience for anyone who is an enthusiast of REAL HIPHOP.


The fact that they created an entire visual album to accompany the actual audio EP release is beyond genius because it allows fans and listeners to see and hear how musically talented each individual artist is. It also gives us a deeper insight into the mastermind behind a lot of TDE’s albums and artists, which is Punch. As Hari produced each single featured on and in Money Bags, you can expect to hear ARFOM debut single “Mirrors” along with the fan favorites “Woah” and namesake “Money Bags”.

Daylyt’s raw lyricism and leadership, mixed with Nick Grant’s insane use of metaphors makes it easy for the legend Ichiban Don who annihilates all of his verses alongside his counterparts. Throwing in Lyric Michelle and Billymaree gives diversity to the collective as Billy is an angelic R&B/Soul artist who dabbles in rap and Lyric is a female lyricist who always holds it down for the lady spitters in the game. Jrias and Earlee’s high IQ for music shows as their voices and word choices mesh well with everyone else like a symphonic band. This collective shines the most on track 2 titled “Woah” which embodies the real talent of each individual artist. 

Punch is creating the next wave of superstars with A Room Full Of Mirrors. Stream their new visual Money Bags EP below. 

Mooktoven “Hit Em Up” Single Ft. Unfoonk


ATL producer and recording artist Mooktoven has created yet another hit record. Titled “Hit Em Up” this is the lead single off of his highly anticipated Mooktoven Season 5 album release set to be released sometime next year. He is letting it be known that he is a big steeper and is bringing that authentic trap sound back to the forefront. 

On “Hit Em Up“ you will hear a new voice in hip hop Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk, who is featured alongside Mook. This single sets the tone for the rest of the project giving listeners a uptempo bop to vibe to for the rest of the year. It has original cadences and Melodie’s that makes you feel like you are in the heart of ATL parlaying with your friends. 

As it is reminiscent of the Atlanta trap wave sweeping the world you better believe Mook has another hit on his hands. Mooktoven does an excellent job of creating a high energy beat that pairs incredibly with Unfoonk’s original lyrics. 

The catchy hook of  “Hit Em Hit Em Up” gets stuck in your head instantly certifying this single as a bonafide trap anthem. If you enjoy you real rap you’ll enjoy the latest from Mooktoven. 

Check it out below. 

Doja Cat & SZA Are Serving Up A Side of Sas & Sexy In Hot New “Kiss Me More” Visual


Ahead of her highly anticipated Planet Her album, Doja Cat has blessed music lovers worldwide with her new “Kiss Me More” visual. After previewing this SZA assisted record on her Instagram back in January, the Grammy nominated act has fans drooling in her latest release. Enlisting the help of her fellow RCA label mate SZA was brilliant as the two have vocal pairing that is magical. As SZA currently has one of the biggest records do the year with “Good Days” she continues to show unity among women in the music business.

In the Warren Fu-directed video for “Kiss Me More” you will see Doja Cat looking fierce, and fly as ever. Dressed in a sexy like pink ensemble that coincides with SZA’s attire, Doja serenades her on lookers in a classy and tasteful manner. You will hear her saying some sensual things such as “ Sign first, middle, last on the wisdom tooth, N****s wishin’ that the p***y was a kissin’ booth, taste breakfast, lunch, and gin and juice, and that dinner just like dessert too”. 

As SZA holds her own , the two have exhibit a pal like energy hinting at the fact thereby must be good friends in real life. SZA will be seen rocking a beautiful reddish brown Afro looking like fart goddess princess alongside Doja. The space like ambiance, mixed with the futuristic vibe easily makes this one of Doja Cat’s most memorable visuals to date. 

The closing moments of “Kiss Me More” is by far the best scene ever! Doja & SZA close out this release playing a video game looking like models ready to rip the Vogue runway. You truly get a chance to see these ladies personalities individually and together. Kudos to Doja Cat and SZA for creating one of the best visuals of 2021!

Press play below to stream Doja Cat & SZA’sKiss Me More” visual.


Lil Tjay’s Sophomore Album ‘Destined 2 Win’ To Be Released April 2

Multi-platinum rapper Lil Tjay has announced his highly anticipated sophomore, Destined 2 Win, will release on April 2 via Columbia Records.
 
Destined 2 Win is the follow-up to Lil Tjay’s platinum-certified debut album True 2 Myself. The new album features his latest release “Headshot” featuring Polo G and Fivio Foreign as well as the global smash “Calling My Phone” featuring 6LACK.
 
The NYC native will celebrate the launch of his forthcoming album with a truly one-of-a-kind “Lil TJay Experience” on March 31, 2021 at 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific with LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”).  Announced today, the global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast music, comedy and pop culture content; owner of PodcastOneSlacker RadioReact Presents and Custom Personalization Solutions, will debut Lil TJay in a special house party Pay-Per-View (PPV) concert. Ticket Packages for LiveXLive’s livestream of The Lil TJay Experience are available starting at $15.99, offering 24-hour rewatch, t-shirts and hoodies. There are also a limited number of VIP packages including a virtual meet and greet with Lil TJay. Tickets can be found at: LiveXLive.com/LilTjay.

Destined 2 Win Track list:  
1 Destined 2 Win 
2 Born 2 Be Great
3 Calling My Phone
4 What You Wanna Do 
5 Hood Rich
6 Oh Well 
7 Headshot
8 Gang Gang 
9 Go Crazy 
10 Irregular Love
11 Move
12 Slow Down
13 Love Hurts
14 Run It Up
15 Part of the Plan 
16 No Cap 
17 Life Changed 
18 Nuf Said 
19 Losses (Bonus)
20 Move On (Bonus)
21 None of Your Love (Bonus)

Benny The Butcher Releases New Single “Thanksgiving” From The Forthcoming ‘The Plugs I Met 2’

Mere months after releasing an undisputed AOTY contender for 2020 with Burden Of Proof and making his theatrical acting debut with Conflicted, Benny The Butcher is now undeniably a star.  Upon its release, Burden Of Proof was an immediate smash, a fan and critic favorite, and his most commercially successful project to date; #1 at iTunes, #4 at Apple Music and Spotify, and highlighted by Rolling Stone on its Breakthrough top 25 Chart.  The project was also singled out on “Best Of 2020 Lists” by esteemed outlets such as Jay-Z’s Annual 2020 Vision Playlist, New York Times, LA Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Complex, Noisey, Stereogum, Billboard, 2dopeboyz, Hotnewhiphop, HipHopDx & Brooklynvegan among many others.  Though his own Grammy-nominations are surely forthcoming, Benny capped off 2020 with two of his featured verses being included on Grammy-nominated projects; Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist’s Alfredo (“Frank Lucas”) and Royce Da 5’9”s The Allegory (“Upside Down”).

While he has separated himself from his peers, Benny from Montana Ave knows the game is to be sold and never told and he has put all of these accolades in his rear-view mirror to focus on his next lick; The Plugs I Met 2

“I recorded both projects (Burden Of Proof & The Plugs I Met 2) at the same time, so it’s the same headspace; but a different energy.  I recorded Burden Of Proof in Cali with Hit-Boy and The Plugs I Met 2 in Brooklyn with Harry and you can hear that influence” Benny explained. 

The Plugs I  Met 2 is the coronation of a true G going from worker to the PLUG—and never looking back.  The Plugs I Met 2 is entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features appearances from 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, French Montana, Rick Hyde & Chinx. 

The Plugs I Met 2 will be released on 3-19-21.

You can now purchase, pre-order, add and favorite Benny The Butcher’s The Plugs I Met 2 at your preferred DSP: https://orcd.co/thanksgiving

Young Dolph & Key Glock Get Frosty In The Video For “Aspen”

Young Dolph and Key Glock are a dynamic duo, one-upping each other’s flexes with humor and panache. Taking a luxurious vacation to the Rocky Mountains, the Paper Route EMPIRE rappers share Aspen,” their new music video. Produced by Bandplay, who makes a cameo in the video, “Aspen” is a bright and soulful single about ballin’ out in Colorado’s ritziest mountain town. Directed by Dolph himself, using the Paper Route Pictures moniker, the “Aspen” video deposits the Memphis natives in a spacious slope-side chalet with some beautiful women for company. The two rappers partake in a variety of winter weather activities, from snowball fights, to snowmobiling, and snowboarding (of course Dolph has Moncler ski goggles). Key Glock even makes a trip to a petting zoo to interact with his fellow goats. “Aspen” is the first video from the upcoming Dum and Dummer 2.

Oddisee – “No Trouble”

After a decade in the music business, Mello Music Group has witnessed the dealings and promises of the record industry. Running counter-clockwise to the mainstream ethic, Mello has settled on its own code of conduct and value system. Their catalogue is a Hagakare of hip-hop — a practical and spiritual guide to the essence. While the sounds are varied, an MMG release ensures that the art comes first, the artists are religiously devoted to the upholding of standards and values. The musicians swing fast blades and fly the Mello banner with speed and strength.

This is Bushido, the latest Mello Music compilation gathering the current roster and the label’s closest brethren. As always, the core shoguns are present: Apollo Brown, Oddisee, Quelle Chris, L’Orange, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, and Homeboy Sandman. The rated rookies brandish sharpened swords: Solemn Brigham, Namir Blade, and The Lasso. The legacy teammates with championship trophies are all present: Open Mike Eagle, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Elaquent, Kool Keith, and Mr. Lif. So are label affiliates, Murs, The Alchemist, RJ Payne, and B-Real. The veteran general rounds out the roster, Stalley, the newest member of the Mello family. This isn’t merely an anthology, it’s a fully-formed vision of what hip-hop can be. A meticulously assembled arsenal of past, present and future.

The label’s ingenuity partially stems from its gift at bridging the generations. Between Kool Keith, Mr. Life, Murs, Alchemist and B-Real, you have artists who fathered entire schools of hip-hop (Keith might well be the Abraham for every left-field MC ). Similarly, the first generation of Mello artists has defined the otherground of this era. Here, Oddisee, Apollo Brown and L’ Orange, embody the distinguished tradition of Pete Rock and Preemo, Dilla and Madlib. 

After announcing the Bushido compilation with “Black Rock,” and news of Stalley’s new deal, today, Mello Music Group, releases the project’s second single “No Trouble,” which features and is produced by Oddisee. “No Trouble” was exclusively premiered by Brooklyn Vegan.  

“No Trouble” finds Oddisee coasting through his hustle, making the usual grind feel like an effortless glide. The consummate professional, the DMV’s greatest, Oddisee, exemplifies the Bushido album, turning the expected on its head. The battle-worthy cut eschews the hardnosed and instead walks on mello, airy, jazz lounge production while making it clear who the chief is:  “I’m a whole vibe, I’m a whole tribe.” 

Mello Music Group’s Bushido Compilation album will be released on 4-2-21.

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Bushido at your preferred DSP and receive “Black Rock” & “No Trouble” as IG tracks: https://smarturl.it/MelloBushido

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