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Soul Train Award nominee and Grammy-winning artist, songwriter and producer, Lalah Hathaway has announced her 2018 headlining tour to follow the debut of her eighth studio album, honestly, set for release on Nov. 3.

Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 16, the first leg of the headlining tour will kick off in St. Louis and will feature Lalah performing a combination of her most beloved hits and fresh new tracks from honestly. the first leg of Lalah’s tour will focus on the East Coast through the end of January. More dates are expected to be released soon.

 

Current “Honestly” tour schedule:

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  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Amoeba Records In-Store – Los Angeles, California

  • Monday, Nov. 13 – Highline Ballroom – New York City, New York

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri

  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois

  • Friday, Jan. 19 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Saturday, Jan. 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, Kentucky

  • Sunday, Jan. 21 – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 – The National – Richmond, Virginia

  • Thursday, Jan. 25 – The Keswick – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Friday, Jan. 26 – The Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 – Saturday, Feb. 3 – Blue Note at Sea Cruise – Various Locations

  • Wednesday, Feb. 7 – City Winery – Nashville, Tennessee

  • Thursday, Feb. 8 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Friday, Feb. 9 – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Sunday, Feb. 11 – Center Stage – Atlanta, Georgia

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In addition, Lalah will be providing local musicians with the exciting opportunity to open up for her on The Honestly Tour. As part of a new online competition, aspiring artists can submit footage of themselves performing in the hopes of securing a coveted opening act slot. The full contest details are available via LalahHathaway.com, with Lalah herself adding this:

“Calling all my #realmusicrebels across the country! Would you like to come open for me on my #HonestlyTour? As an advocate for local talent it’s important to me that you get your shot! There’s an opening slot in your city! Upload your musical performances to Facebook and Instagram with #IWantToOpenForLalah and #IWantToOpenForLalah[enteryourcity] (e.g. #IWantToOpenForLalahChicago ) I will PERSONALLY be reviewing all submissions! I will also be giving the  opportunity to release your own single with my label, Hathaway Entertainment! GOOD LUCK!

To further celebrate the album, Lalah will treat loyal fans to an in-store album signing and private performance located at Amoeba Music at 6400 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 7. This will give fans the ultimate opportunity to meet Lalah and experience her soulful music up close in an intimate setting.

honestly is Hathaway’s first project with distribution partner, Caroline, which is focused on providing artist development to a variety of independent musicians. As a committed advocate of quality music and musicianship, Hathaway recognized a common interest with Caroline, ultimately joining forces to develop her own imprint, Hathaway Entertainment. honestly is the first project that will be released by Hathaway Entertainment.

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[AUDIO] Web Star, Chris June, Releases His First Single, “Ghosted!”

It is no secret we love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL. However, Chris June holds a special place in our hearts. Chris has the talent and appeal that makes us swoon (Have you seen his pictures?), but also has a heart of gold, bursting with positivity and vibes that will compel you to be  a better human being. Mr. June has definitely proven his mettle in the acting arena, but now he is taking on music, debuting his first single, Ghosted!

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It is no secret we love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL. However, Chris June holds a special place in our hearts. Chris has the talent and appeal that makes us swoon (Have you seen his pictures?), but also has a heart of gold, bursting with positivity and vibes that will compel you to be  a better human being. Mr. June has definitely proven his mettle in the acting arena, but now he is taking on music, debuting his first single, Ghosted!

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“Ghosted,” as defined by Psychology Today, “is having someone that you believe cares about you, whether it be a friend or someone you are dating, disappear from contact without any explanation at all.”  This is a term many people, especially millennials know all too well. In fact, if you watched the third season of HBO’s Insecure, the series’ protagonist, Issa [Rae], was ghosted on by Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) the first guy she was ready to be in a relationship with. Chris’s Ghosted definitely touches on the sorrow and confusion that comes from left in the wind.

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Check out the lyrics below:

We have to say we love this song! Unfortunately, after being ghosted on a few times it is all too relatable. The confusion, angst, sorrow, pain…it’s all there. This should definitely be on some millennial show. Maybe BET’s new hit, Boomerang? Chris has confirmed he does have a full fledged album coming soon. If his other tracks are as moving as this one we will be sure to listen and have some Kleenex on hand. Congrats Chris!

What do you all think of Chris June’s new single? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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“Catchy!” Check Out “The Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part!”

We are super excited and bouncing off the walls as we return to the world of “The Lego Movie!” This time around “The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.” Going along with this highly anticipated sequel is a truly catchy song (pun intended) called, The Catchy Song!

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We are super excited and bouncing off the walls as we return to the world of “The Lego Movie!” This time around “The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.” Going along with this highly anticipated sequel is a truly catchy song (pun intended) called, The Catchy Song!

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The Catchy Song, by Dillon Francis featuring T-Pain and  That Girl Lay Lay is a true hit and definitely a bop on the soundtrack. Check it out by clicking here.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] NBA Baton Rouge Rapper, OG 3 Three (@og_3three), Releases New Project “All Eyes on 3!”

The wait is over! After blessing fans with a catalogue of hit singles, OG 3Three is set to release his long-awaited mixtape All Eyes on 3 this Friday  on all streaming platforms. Executive produced by Cortez Bryantand Courtlyn Victorian and paying homage to the life and legacy of late great rapper Tupac Shakur, OG 3Three provides a vivid portrayal of the bloody bayou city Baton Rouge from the frontl

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The wait is over! After blessing fans with a catalogue of hit singles, OG 3Three is set to release his long-awaited mixtape All Eyes on 3 this Friday  on all streaming platforms. Executive produced by Cortez Bryantand Courtlyn Victorian and paying homage to the life and legacy of late great rapper Tupac Shakur, OG 3Three provides a vivid portrayal of the bloody bayou city Baton Rouge from the frontlines.

With only one feature guest appearance by NBA YoungboyAll Eyes on 3 is fueled by a bevy of street-certified hits. OG 3 Three sets off a musical movement that can’t be denied. Continuing the ongoing saga of the sizzling hot rap collective NBA or (Never Broke Again) initiated alongside his brother NBA Youngboy, this Baton Rouge good guy has raised a grassroots fan base from the ground up.

While the spotlight has been fixated on YoungBoy of the Never Broke Again (NBA) crew this past year, it looks as though 2018 will usher in a new focus on other members of the set, and kicking things off is NBA OG 3Three as he delivers on the cinematic visuals “Burn Notice”. The mixtape’s lead track was released a few weeks ago, full of special effects directed by OrbitzDidIt. This sizzling hot mid-tempo produced track is a message to the streets sets the tone for the anticipated mixtape.  Watch the “Burn Notice” HERE

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Throughout the mixtape, he explores his life with graphic descriptions. The subject content on the album chronicles the social chaos from police brutality as expressed within the lyrics of “Burn Notice” – and overall trajectory. This mixtape describes the personal effects of love with his dream girl, pain from death of losing a friend and the controversy living within the tumultuous city of Baton Rouge and other beleaguered communities. This latest project is the precursor to what OG 3Three has in store and the reasoning behind his rapidly growing fan base with his back to back video releases. On his debut mixtape, OG 3Three says, “I plan to leave a scar on the game by telling the untold story of me”

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