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It has been awhile since the “Classic Man, Jidenna, delivered us new music, but his new, sophomore album, 85 To Africa, was well worth the weight! Jidenna has shed the pomade, suits, cane, and casket fresh vests in change for African print attire, braids, and an “awokeness” that the culture is in need of.

Grade: A+

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The album is one of this artist truly exploring and learning about himself by reconnecting to his African roots, speaking his mind unadulterated, and celebrating his life and those who love and celebrate him. This album is an ode to the old school link up with strong sentiments of community, real self-actualization, and not to mention an earthiness we cannot help but find appealing. Jidenna is a true jewel to the world of rap and hip-hop, and 85 To Africa, is a direct road map to his soul. Kudos, Jidenna, kudos!

Jidenna’s first single off the albumTribe, is just what you need to crank up the party with your friends and let the world know just how lit you and your squad are. However, his second single “Worth The Wait,” is truly a heavyweight on the album and one of our personal favorites. Above all, however, is his song Pretty & Afraid. The single pushes you to go for what you want out of life and not be afraid. It is a mood and vibe akin to “drake-ing!” Check out the track list from the album below:

jidenna 85 to africa

1. Worth The Weight f. Seun Kuti
2. 85 To Africa
3. Babouche f. GoldLink
4. Tribe
5. Sou Sou
6. Zodi f. Mr. Eazi
7. Sufi Woman
8. Vaporiza
9. Pretty & Afraid
10. Jungle Fever
11. The Other Half f. St. Beauty & Mereba

You can stream and download 85 To Africa on all streaming services!

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Lil Nas X (@LilNasX) Becomes first OUT Gay Man to Win a Country Music Award!

Lil Nas X continues to break new ground and attain new accolades as his success continues to skyrocket. In fact, the artist’s latest feat is becoming the first openly gay man to win a Country Music Award! Last night, the remix of his hit song, “Old Town Road” with country music star, Billy Ray Cyrus.

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Lil Nas X continues to break new ground and attain new accolades as his success continues to skyrocket. In fact, the artist’s latest feat is becoming the first openly gay man to win a Country Music Award! Last night, the remix of his hit song, “Old Town Road” with country music star, Billy Ray Cyrus.

via Out.com

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Lil Nas X became the first out gay musician to take home a Country Music Association Award. He and collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus took home the “Musical Event of the Year” trophy for the remix of “Old Town Road,” which spent an unprecedented 20 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The duo beat out some of the biggest names in country music to win the prestigious honor, besting established industry acts like Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, and Maren Morris. Morris was in contention for “All My Favorite People,” which featured Brothers Osborne, and Brooks contended in the category with “Dive Bar,” aduet with Voice judge and dater of Gwen Stefani Blake Shelton. 

Although the ceremony took place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the winner of the category was announced on Good Morning America earlier that day. Lil Nas X reacted to the news on Twitter with the correct number of exclamation points.

We are happy for Lil Nas X, 2019 has really been his year. He has accomplished so much at such a young age, and we cannot wait to see what is next for him!

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Moving In The Right Direction w/ The Right Hand Foundation (@righthandfdn)!

Anytime successful individuals feel compelled to give back to their communities I feel God smiling down on us. The Right Hand Foundation has supported shelters for women, children, and group homes all throughout Atlanta. With plans to build Right Hand “Havens” in communities throughout the country, Courtney Stewart is on the right track.  

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Anytime successful individuals feel compelled to give back to their communities I feel God smiling down on us. The Right Hand Foundation has supported shelters for women, children, and group homes all throughout Atlanta. With plans to build Right Hand “Havens” in communities throughout the country, Courtney Stewart is on the right track.

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Stewart cutting ribbon on Right Hand Foundation

 

So the other day I was invited to this event and I was told that it was DJ Khalid‘s nonprofit. As I’m putting the address in my GPS I realize I’m heading to College Park from the north side of Atlanta. I know what some of you are thinking … yes there was traffic but the house was in a good area. Down the street from million dollar homes and my favorite restaurant right now, The Real Milk & Honey.

Stewart & Bobby Valentino, Stewart & Family

Stewart & Bobby Valentino, Stewart & Family

Pulling up I got connected with the PR folk on site and they got me introduced to Courtney Stewart. Prior to meeting him I was sipping on some rosay and enjoying these delicious jerk tacos made by Chef Joe. Oh and let me “Slow Down” … it was nice to see Bobby Valentino there as well. Stewart is truly a god-send a very humble entrepreneur. The artist manager, record label executive, and humanitarian maximizes every opportunity for success from all angles and was also recognized on Billboard’s prestigious “40 under 40”.

Right Hand FND Home

Right Hand FND Home

 

Right now Stewart is moving one family in their newly renovated home and once they are stable continue to work with other families. Where him and his team will provide weekly educational sessions, life-skill activities and income-savings programs. The Right Hand Foundation partners offer workshops as well as mentors and personal coaches to provide hands on education for families. And as I told Courtney I definitely appreciate what he’s doing for our community. So many people say they want to give back but to do that and also take it a step further by insuring that theses families get hands-on attention is truly unbelievable.

 

Right Hand FND

Right Hand FND Event

Follow the movement at RightHandFDN.org

 

 

 

Written By: Triston Devon @TheTristonDevon

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#ThrowbackThursday! The Treasure That Was Teairra Mari’s “Rehab!”

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Teairra Mari is so beautiful to me and has superstar potential but why haven’t we heard from her lately? I know about the sex scandal, her beef with 50 cent, her crazy ex … but what about her music. Wait no longer her latest project “Rehab” is here!

 

Teairra Mari Hey Mikey ATL

 

I swear I hate how fans and lovers of music just throw away talent and artist who have major capabilities.  Look at the picture above … Teairra Mari is a star! Lets not sit up here and act like she wasn’t the next thing popping some years ago. Some of ya’ll forgot how great she was from “No Daddy” to “Make Her Feel Good“.

“No Daddy” – Teairra Mari

As seen below mama was “Beyonce” in their tribute to Destiny’s Child. Their = Amerie + Rihanna … yes RIHANNA! I was so excited to see Teairra on the Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood cast. I just knew that this would further her career like it did my girl K. Michelle but in the first season I had to witness the BS between her and Ray J. Then throughout the next couple of seasons it seemed like the cast was after her and wanted to see her fail. Rumor has it she won’t be on the next season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood anyways.

“Loose My Breath” – Teairra Mari, Rihanna, and Amerie

Maybe I’m in the select few but Teairra Mari is a house whole name. All these people claim to not know her music but they definitely remember her name. Hell she was in Lottery Ticket and did a really good job. Laugh at her sexcapades or her alcoholism all you want. None of us are perfect. Teairra should definitely make some better choices but her talent is UNDENIABLE.

“Baecation” – Teairra Mari

Not too long she was deemed as the next Beyonce … maybe she is maybe she’s not. But I’m not giving up on her. Her latest project “Rehab” dropped in June and its deep. I can tell she’s very vulnerable but she’s also enjoying herself. She’s found a way to use the negative attention she’s received and turn it into some really great music. My favorite song is “Baecation” its sooooooooooo sexy. She is definitely giving me Brandy … hopefully that doesn’t upset her. Oh and “I Aint Got it” has me rolling on the floor every time I think about her interview with the Breakfast Club. Long story short, Teairra … there are people who love you and want to see you win. Stay locked in queen.

 

Written By: Triston Devon @TheTristonDevon

 

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