WorldScout Teams Up With DJ Khaled For ‘Next Up Online Music Competition’

WorldScout, has teamed up with DJ Khaled to search for the best new artists, songwriters, and producers around the globe. Open to all genres, this exciting competition allows artists to showcase their talents to a global network, build a bigger fan base, and be seen by music industry heavyweights. With Orbiiit’s virtual platform, contestants will be able to submit their music through a chance to win a prize package valued at $50,000. The 1st place winner takes home $25,000 cash, a one-on-one Zoom meeting with DJ Khaled, and an all expenses paid trip to Europe for a video shoot at the Schloss Buckeburg Castle. With a heavy hitter panel, 2nd and 3rd place contestants will receive a consultation via Zoom with prominent industry leaders like Lenny S. (Senior Vice President, Roc Nation,), Jeff Juin (EVP A&R and Creative, Warner Records), Steve Lobel (Hip-Hop icon and Artist Manager), and house music legend DJ Todd Terry (Founder of InHouse Records/Freeze Records).

Aspiring artists can submit their music up until 3pm PDT on June 2, 2022 before the public voting starts. It’s free to enter and free to place your vote, however, voters will have the option of placing paid Power Votes to boost their favorite artist. A portion of proceeds will also be donated to DJ Khaled’s We The Best Foundation.’s CEO, Nader Navabi added, “Every online competition is an opportunity for up-and-coming individuals to show their presence to the global community, build more fan base, earn more exposure, win cash and career prizes and most importantly be seen by major industry leaders – all for free.”

Commenting on the ‘Next Up Online Music Competition’, Cindy Cooper, CEO, WorldScout Group, LLC stated,“We’re really excited about another collaboration with Orbiiit. This is a huge opportunity for up-and-coming artists and music creators. The prize package is off the chain, but this opportunity is also about exposure to major industry decision-makers and stepping up their hustle and self-promotional skills- both of which will make or break a new artist.”

Keri Hilson, Mary Mary, Tevin Campbell & More Honored at Black Music Honors 2022

entral City Productions announces the 7th Annual Black Music Honors live tapping at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Ga. onThursday, May 19. The star-studded two-hour event will honor artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.

This year’s remarkable group of honorees include Multi-Platinum, Award-Winning Supergroup Dru Hill who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award; Five-Time GRAMMY Nominee Tevin Campbell who will be honored with the R&B Icon Award and Multi-Award-Winning; Gospel Duo Mary Mary will be presented with the Gospel Icon Award; NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer Karyn White will also be recognized with the Soul Music Award; Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Keri Hilson will be honored with the Music and Songwriter Icon Award for her accomplishments penning songs for some of the biggest names in music and the Legendary R&B Group The Whispers will take home the Legends Award for their incredible nearly six-decade music career.

“We are more than excited to return to in-person taping for the first time in nearly three years with a live studio audience,” says Founder and Executive Producer, Don Jackson. “The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the music industry and we’re honored to celebrate, commemorate and honor music trailblazers who have paved the way for the next generation of music and culture.”

Multi-hyphenate LeToya Luckett will co-host the epic night of celebration along with Chicago Actor and Comedian DeRay Davis. The televised special is set to air in national broadcast syndication Saturday, June 4 – Sunday, July 3 and on Bounce TV on Saturday, June 25th. The 7th Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.

Tickets for the live-taping event are available at or you can purchase tickets at by clicking here. For more information about Black Music Honors, visit or connect on social media @blackmusichonors on Facebook and Instagram or @blackmusichonor on Twitter. 


Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents Coi LeRay “Trendsetter Tour”

The platinum superstar Coi Leray announces her first-ever U.S. headline tour, Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Coi Leray Trendsetter Tour

“Trendsetter the album, now Trendsetter the tour! I can’t wait to bring my new album to life on stage every night with Monster Energy Outbreak. Y’all better be ready!” she says. 

Set to kick off in San Francisco on May 31st at the Regency Ballroom, the tour will make its way across major markets throughout the U.S., including Chicago, Atlanta, DC, and more, with a final stop in Los Angeles on June 23rd at The Novo.  

Fans can access tickets HERE. 

In addition to her headline tour, 2022 will also see Coi performing at festivals including Rolling Loud PortugalGovernor’s BallLollapalooza FestivalMetro Metro FestivalVeld Music Festival, and Ilesoniq Music Festival. 

Coi Leray recently released her highly anticipated debut album, TRENDSETTER. Upon release, the album became the biggest first week for a debut album by a female Hip-Hop artist in the U.S. this year.  


5/31   San Francisco, CA    The Regency Ballroom
6/1    Ventura, CA          Ventura Music Hall
6/2    San Diego, CA        The Observatory
6/3    Phoenix, AZ          Aura
6/5    Denver, CO           Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
6/7    Minneapolis, MN      Varsity Theater
6/8    Chicago, IL          Concord Music Hall
6/10  New York, NY          Governors Ball
6/11  Boston, MA            The Paradise Rock Club
6/12  Philadelphia, PA      Theatre of The Living Arts
6/14  Washington, DC        The Howard Theatre
6/15  Charlotte, NC         The Underground
6/16  Atlanta, GA           Center Stage Theatre
6/18  Houston, TX           Warehouse Live
6/19  Dallas, TX            The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
6/21  Albuquerque, NM       El Rey Theatre
6/23  Los Angeles,CA        The Novo

Yolanda Adams & Serayah Star in ‘KINGDOM BUSINESS’ on BET+, Available May 19

Michael Beach, Michael Jai White & Chaundre A. Hall-Broomfield Star As Series Regulars 

Eight-episode Original Series Premieres on May 19, Only on BET+. All episodes will be available on the platform on May 19.

Denita Jordan is the Queen of Gospel Music at First Kingdom Church and Kingdom Records in Atlanta. A superstar whose music has been heard around the world, she is determined to guard her family and its many secrets at all costs. Her husband Calvin Jordan may be the Bishop at First Kingdom, but Denita is the true leader, and she has little tolerance for insurrection among her family and employees (and ex-employees). Suddenly, there is a new powerhouse performer on the Atlanta gospel scene — a young pole dancer, Rbel, whose talent and pedigree may bring her closer to God and gold than she ever imagined.

“KINGDOM BUSINESS” also touts a stellar lineup of talented recurring guests stars, including Tamar Braxton as “Sasha”, La’Miya Good as “Essence,” Aspen Kennedy as “Zyan,” Kiandra Richardson as “C.J. Jordan-Walker,” Kajuana Shuford Marie as “Dani” and Sam Malone as “Dex.”

Nle Choppa Partners With Slutty Vegan For Mouth Watering #SLUTMEOUTMEAL on Tuesday, May 10th

Tuesday 19-year-old multi-platinum selling Memphis rap star and entrepreneur NLE Choppa will be serving guests from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan.

To celebrate the release of his new single “Slut Me Out” and encourage a healthy vegan lifestyle, NLE Choppa teamed up with Pinky Cole‘s award-winning “Slutty Vegan” restaurant to serve up a special #SlutMeOutMeal for fans and customers.

Where: Slutty Vegan – 476 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA


Flatbush Zombies Announce “The Zombieverse” in collaboration with Cool World

The renowned Brooklyn-based Hip-Hop group, Flatbush Zombies, and blockchain-based music and gaming platform, Cool World are excited to announce a new Web3 collaboration, The Zombieverse which has officially launched today. The Zombieverse is a communal and fan-oriented online platform created and owned by the Flatbush Zombies which offers exclusive access to never-before-heard music, games, and a private forum, The Graveyard where fans can interact directly with the Flatbush Zombies. Other platform features include an online store called the Zomb-E-Mart, one-of-a-kind collectible avatars called ZombieLords that unlock unique features and profile customizations, an Arcade, and much more. To keep fans engaged, The Zombieverse will also launch with weekly & seasonal content and collectibles, initially including two collectible editions of FBZ’s 2016 project, 3001: A Laced Odyssey playable via the COOL D.I.S.C. audio player which features unique 3D artwork and custom typography designed by Erick The Architect. Finally, for their most engaged fans, the Flatbush Zombies have included a collection of three never-before-heard demos, The DeadDemos, accessible as rewards to those who complete the community-driven season one Quests.

To access The Zombieverse, fans can log into the platform via traditional Web 2.0 logins such as email or social media accounts, or by using their Web 3.0 wallet. Unlike other Web 3.0 ventures, Flatbush Zombies and Cool World worked in tandem to ensure their new platform was just as accessible and easy to use for their long-standing fans as it is for those in the Web 3.0 space.

the Flatbush Zombies and Cool World invite fans to participate in their first-ever online interactive community — click here for more info and to sign up.

Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Pusha T, City Girls,& More Set To Perform At HOT 97 Summer Jam

HOT 97, the New York based global culture-setting hip-hop brand unveils the lineup and details for the 2022 HOT 97 Summer Jam. Going down June 12th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, hip-hop’s most anticipated festival includes superstars such as Lil BabyLil Durk, Pusha TCity GirlsBurna BoyYoung Thug and Gunna, plus many more.

Tickets officially go on sale April 30th at 10:00 AM EST on Ticketmaster or and American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning April 29 at 10am EST through April 29 at 11:59 PM EST.  Download the all-new HOT 97 App for more opportunities to win tickets, exclusive content and hip-hop updates.

The 2022 HOT 97 Summer Jam festival offers two stages featuring many of the hottest hip-hop talent. The main Stadium Stage performers include DreamDollShenseeaBenny The ButcherBurna BoyRoddy RichPusha TCity GirlsYoung Thug and GunnaLil BabyLil Durk, and — closing the show—hometown, Brooklyn’s, Fivio Foreign. The night will also feature a special musical tribute in memory of the legendary DJ Kay Slay.

In addition, the Festival Stage will be a who’s who of emerging artists including, Girll CodeeNardo WickBabyFace RayDrewski & Friends featuring B-LoveeJNR ChoiDougie B., 22GZLady LondonSaucy SantanaNLE ChoppaYung Bleu, and Cordae. The lineup hits from top to bottom.

“HOT 97’s Summer Jam, the biggest hip-hop concert, is a day of music celebrating US… with two stages and an endless list of super-stars, this is a moment you won’t want to miss We understand the assignment and can’t wait to experience, with the fans, an extremely exciting line up of performances from artists who are defining our culture.” TT Torrez, on-air personality and VP of Artist and Label Relations.

The lineup announcement is highlighted alongside the new and improved HOT 97 app, which allows listeners to enjoy the hottest hip-hop station and all of its amazing content from anywhere in the world. The app keeps fans up-to-date on the culture with breaking news, exclusive articles, video content, and features from EbroLaura Stylez & RosenbergFunk Flex, TT TorrezMegan Ryte and many more.

Furthermore, app users will have exclusive access to contests, merchandise and prizes—including tickets to Summer Jam 2022. Live chat with the station’s famous personalities and live video streaming are also in the works, along with access to on-the-go to HOT 97’s library of podcasts, including Ebro in the Morning and Tap in with TT, alongside mixes from the station’s world-famous DJs.

Also, for the first time, HOT 97 Summer Jam’s Artist Lounge will be sponsored by DCN studio, an entertainment and media company specializing in covering the latest news on web3 culture.

Sonic Distribution Is The Next Biggest Music Distro Company

Without official music distribution, music fans would not have direct access to their favorite songs, and rising distro-company Sonic Distribution understands the importance of their ability to assist artists with pushing their music. Offering a variety of services like publicity, marketing and management, Sonic Distribution aims to be a one-stop shop.

Providing a helping hand for nearly 5,000 artists and counting, Sonic Distribution is on its way to massive notoriety. Distribution companies are a very powerful entity within the music industry, and this one is built on a genuine foundation to help artists and labels thrive. Keep up with Sonic Distribution here.

Black TikTok Trailblazer Akintoye inspires creators to add “Pizzazz” to their sadness

Before he was recognized as one of the only Canadian creators on the 2022 Black TikTok Trailblazers List, Akintoye grew a massive audience (2.5M+ followers) on the platform with his off-the-cuff freestyle skills – cue his freestyle about the COVID-19 vaccine (19.3M+ views) and his emphatic “I’m Broke” (21.4K+ creations). The Toronto native’s animated lyrical skills have inspired the TikTok community once again, as creators use his viral song “Pizzazz” to share their mental health checks in a lighthearted way. Previously released as a snippet on his page, Akintoye’s catchy track is a response to a comment, where one of his followers asked him about how he’s feeling. “Pizzazz” has more than 214K video creations to date, and its TikTok success helped the song rack over 1M streams on Spotify in over a week of its official release. Akintoye’s success translates beyond TikTok – over the weekend, he performed at Toronto Raptors’ Scotiabank Arena for the 2022 NBA playoffs.

Akintoye’s optimistic lyrics, “Are you okay, like really?/I’m fine, if I’m going to be sad I’m gonna do it with pizazz,” resonates with creators who find the upbeat in their down days by binge-watching Harry Potter films, buying concert tickets, and cooking their favorite comfort foods. Akintoye has also interacted with his song, showing his 2.5M followers how he deals with sadness by binge-watching anime, sharing other creators’ open verses and thanking his followers for streaming “Pizzazz.” Akintoye’s viral success is proof positive that TikTok continues to elevate Black creators by amplifying their voices to a wider audience.

World One TV Launches Global Streaming Platform Headed By Producer Sean Reid

Hollywood producer Sean Reid is at the helm of World One TV as Co-Founder and President to spearhead a global and diverse platform of over 300 hours of content that focus on pre-existing African American cinema, alongside partners, actor and producer Brian White and entertainment attorney Christopher Brown. The new subscription streaming service will focus on documentary pieces and feature films by entertainment luminaries Kevin Hart, TD Jakes, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tiffany Haddish, Drake, and Beyonce.

Reid, whose extensive television experience includes management roles at E! News Live, Fox, the TV Guide Channel and production credits on projects produced by Tyler Perry and Will Packer, has earned him a reputation for combining storylines and technical savvy with his production skills. “We intend to deliver films and stories that bring African Americans, families, and communities together with inspiring images and informative content portrayed by household names, through computers and mobile devices across streaming platforms,” stated Reid. “To educate and broaden our volume of viewers, plans are also underway to expand on streaming original film content through our services,” announced Reid. 

World One TV is currently streaming on Roku, Google Play (Android), Samsung Galaxy Store, and Amazon Fire Stick. Plans are also underway to develop a World One TV Apple app, scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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