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Just in time to celebrate the birth of hip hop, Spotify kicked off their latest concert series, RapCaviar Live. What better place to kick off the highly anticipated concert series than in the city where trap music thrives, Atlanta. Hundreds of excited fans packed the Tabernacle to see the “Trap God” himself, Gucci Mane, Mike WiLL Made-It, and 6lack put on performances worthy of their positions on RapCaviar, Spotify’s most sought out hip hop playlist.

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 6lack onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: 6lack onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

From beginning to end, RapCaviar Live was a showcase of Atlanta’s finest. Spotify brought the city out in a way no one expected! I walked in expecting a great show and left with a musical experience that will forever be embedded in my memory. Rapper Dae Dae took the stage and put on a head bobbing, dread shaking performance. Dae Dae’s energy on stage translated in his music. Word from word, the crowd recited the lyrics to “Wat U Mean” and “Spend It”. Next to follow was another one of Atlanta’s finest, K Camp. The Slum Lord gave the crowd a taste of slum life with the tracks “Cut Her Off” and “Slum Anthem.”

The killer songwriter and singer with the smoothest demeanor, 6lack hit the stage next. 6lack serenaded the crowd with a plethora of hits ranging from “Ex Calling and the certified Plantinum record, “PRBLMS.” The epitome of Sade’s smooth operator , 6lack left every woman in the audience in complete awe of his vocals and ability to connect with the crowd.

 

Mike Will Made It onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta,

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Mike Will Made It onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

Mike WiLL Made-It

Mike WilLL turned his hour-long set into his personal studio session. The highly respected producer gave the crowd hit after hit and paid homage to one of Atlanta’s fallen angels, Shawty Lo. As expected, Mike WiLL didn’t leave the stage without giving fans one last hurrah. The energetic, hit makers from Mississippi, Rae Sremmurd, took the stage. The sibiling duo put on a headlining performance that brought the entire crowd to their feet.  The temperature in the Tabernacle went from 72 degrees to unbearably hot. The walls literally started to sweat. Rae Sremmurd’s performance was just the tip of the ice berg.

Gucci Mane onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Gucci Mane onstage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

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Caviar is never forgetting where you come from. After Gucci’s performance, it’s evident the Trap God never forgot the city that raised him. Gucci surprised the crowd by enlisting the help of : Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Playboi Carti, Lil Wop, Marlow, Rocko, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Baby, Trouble Trouble, and Ears. It’s no wonder why Gucci is known as the Trap God.

 Meek Mill joins Gucci Mane on stage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 12: Meek Mill joins Gucci Mane on stage at Spotify’s RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

I’m sure I’m not the only person who listened to Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist to relive an incredible night of performances. RapCaviar Atlanta was a musical experience only Spotify can orchestrate. There’s no telling what RapCaviar will bring in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. For your chance to catch RapCaviar Live in a city near you visit Ticketmaster.

 

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Ray J & Princess Star in “Party’s Over!”

Ray J is still making moves and hits after over twenty years in the game! We already know him to be a mogul and game changer, and now he is back to his roots with a new music video and single from his EP, “Emerald City,” “Party’s Over!” The video not only features Ray J, but his beautiful wife and reality star, Princess Love.

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Ray J is still making moves and hits after over twenty years in the game! We already know him to be a mogul and game changer, and now he is back to his roots with a new music video and single from his EP, “Emerald City,” “Party’s Over!” The video not only features Ray J, but his beautiful wife and reality star, Princess Love.

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Check it out below!

We absolutely love this video! More than the video we love seeing Ray J and Princess Love together! We know for awhile they were having some marital problems, but this video is just a testament to their enduring love. After a few years together and two beautiful kids, the magic is still there!

What do you all think of Ray J’s music video for “Party’s Over?” Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Why Can’t We Just Accept Summer Walker (@summerwalker)?

Why can’t we be who we are without everyone comparing and judging? Summer Walker isn’t your typical artist filled with roses and daises. She is however one-of-a-kind and should be treated as such. Let the music speak for itself!

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Why can’t we be who we are without everyone comparing and judging? Summer Walker isn’t your typical artist filled with roses and daises. She is however one-of-a-kind and should be treated as such. Let the music speak for itself!

 

 

The controversy surrounding Summer Walker is baffling yet confusing.  I can’t help but feel like if she was a man her “personality deficiencies” would be praised. I can’t believe in 2019 people still won’t accept folks for who they are. Exhibit A: the video above showcases Walker’s performance on NPR’s Music Tiny Desk. I can not tell you how many people were turned off by this performance. Saying things like “this is why I can’t get with this new generation of artist” or “she look like she don’t wanna be there” … is that what we’re doing now? This young woman is 23 years old … why are we so quick to judge.

Summer Walker

I’m starting to think that the concerned are just jealous. Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’ Album broke Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Streaming Record. Summer Walker is making a lot of noise! & Her debut album, Over It, dropped on Oct. 4th and is the largest debut album from a female R&B artist for 10 years. She’s not Beyonce or any other artist, she’s just herself. We should just listen to her album and get to know her … because she isn’t going to give it you in her interviews. LOL

Hahaha this is partially why I love her. I love her dryness. I love how blunt she is. She is a whole mood. Every artist isn’t going to be smiling from ear to ear, eager to be in front of people all the time. Oh and by the way I don’t believe she is retiring so we can kill that story line.

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‘Over It’

This album is soooooo damn good. Most people I’ve talked to love it as well while others think she’s a one trick pony with limited range. I couldn’t care less about all of that … from beginning to end this album is the perfect introduction to who Summer Walker actually is. She’s a straight shooter! Her music is empowering and leaves no room for questions. From ‘Come Thru’ to ‘Potential’ listening to Over It will get you in your feelings but also make you call up your ex for a late night session.

Enjoy!

 

Written By: @TheTristonDevon

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Netflix Partners w/ Curb Records for Send-Off Soundtrack Celebrating Final Season of The Ranch

A swan song! To commemorate the final season of “The Ranch,” Netflix has partnered with Curb Records for the release of “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).”

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A swan song! To commemorate the final season of “The Ranch,” Netflix has partnered with Curb Records for the release of “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).”

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The show has been praised for having TV’s best collection of country music and this compilation showcases several of the series’ best songs. Available for pre-order by clicking HERE, The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack) will be released on January 24th to coincide with the airing of the final season. A limited edition 12” vinyl version of the soundtrack will be available on February 14.

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Among the soundtrack’s many highlights is the series’ acclaimed theme song, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” a rendition of the Ed Bruce country classic  performed by Lukas Nelson and GRAMMY® Award winner Shooter Jennings. This special Lukas/Shooter duet was recorded specifically for The Ranch and has never been released. It comes more than 40 years after their fathers–country music icons Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings–recorded their cover of the song, which hit No. 1 on the country music charts and won a GRAMMY®.

Fans that pre-order The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack) will receive a download of the Lee Brice song, “Rumor (Glover Mix)” on December 20.

The track listing for The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack):

  1. Rumor (Glover Mix) – Lee Brice

  2. Things That I Lean On (feat. Jason Isbell) – Wynonna & The Big Noise

  3. Slower – Filmore

  4. Whiskey On My Breath – Love And Theft

  5. Nobody – Dylan Scott

  6. Home To The Water – Mallary Hope

  7. Thank God For You – Rodney Atkins

  8. Runs In The Family – BoDeans

  9. One At A Time – Jackson Michelson

  10. Joshua Tree – Ruthie Collins

  11. Ain’t Bad For A Good Ol’ Boy – Mo Pitney

  12. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Lukas Nelson & Shooter Jennings

We hate to see “The Ranch” go! It is is wonderful show, but all good things must come to an end eventually. Be sure you grab your own copy today!

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