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    Space City Beat Battle XVII Clash at the Capitol [ @SCBBhou ]

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Space City Beat Battle has come to be known for providing an avenue for up and coming producers to showcase their talents. The Houston based premiere music production competition series is taking to Austin for its 17th installment. Space City Beat Battle XVII Clash at the Capitol will take place on Saturday, August 2nd at the Empire […]

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    #BeyGood Initiative Encourages Giving Back With An “On the Run” Giveaway [@Beyonce @PastorRudyR]

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    King Bey will return to the throne she calls home this Friday, July 18th as the On The Run tour makes its way to Minute Maid Park. Beyonce’s love for an admiration of people and culture within Houston, however, might overshadow what is steadily becoming one of the highest grossing tours of 2014. Last week, […]

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    Trae Tha Truth, T.I., B.o.B, Ty Dolla $ign & More Set To Make Trae Day 2014 Biggest Yet [@traeabn]

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Since 2008, Trae Tha Truth has continued to extend his philanthropy throughout Houston with “Trae Day”, a carnival like event that benefits children with school supplies, game rides, backpacks, immunizations/HIV testing, haircuts and a concert for all ages. Holding the distinction of being the first rapper in the city to be given his own day, […]

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    Day & A Dream TV: The Boston George Interview [@BostonGeorgeAMG]

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    After quickly making a name for himself with the release of his first single “Molly” back in 2012 Houston rapper, Boston George CEO of Authentik Music Group (AMG) is preparing to release his follow up to last year’s compilation of trap tunes in Drug War: Da Brickstape  with the July 9th release of Trappin in […]

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    Day & A Dream TV: The OG Ron C Interview [@OGRonC @chopstars]

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    After Houston Appreciation Weekend, we figured the best way to bring back our on camera interview series was to talk to one of the architects of the event in OG Ron C. For a little over an hour, the OG gets candid with me about his start as a DJ, the difference between his brand […]

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Jul
30

Sorority Life Comes Alive In Janelle Monáe’s “Electric Lady” Video [@janelllemonae]

For every girl who either threw on pearls, called themselves a diva, stepped, chanted or even thought about hitting the call of their favorite sorority – Janelle Monáe’s “Electric Lady” video is for you. The latest video from Monáe’s sophomore album The Electric Lady features Monáe and a rather snazzy letter jacket for her Elecro […]

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Jul
30

Houston Pioneer InnoWatts Aims to Shed Light on Energy [@InnoWatts #KnowWattsYours]

The above video sums up a typical day at the office of InnoWatts, an emerging Houston energy resource business tucked into a corner office just on the outskirts of the Washington Street District. But don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s all fun and games at InnoWatts. Three weeks ago, the company officially launched its […]

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Jul
30

AnnaLove & Cory Kendrix Release ‘Worth Something EP’ [@annalove @corykendrix]

Austin based DJ.producer AnnaLove along with Cory Kendrix release a brand new joint project, the Worth Something EP via the esteemed Red Bull Music Academy. Both Anna and Kendrix have made waves as solo acts, with Anna claiming her inclusion to the RBMA as a “dream come true”. Kendrix earlier this year released his IGNORANCE […]

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Jul
30

FKA twigs – “Pendulum” [@FKAtwigs]

Two years ago during the latest British invasion of American’s R&B landscape, FKA twigs found herself gaining coverage from certain niche blogs who actually decided to do their homework as opposed to just jumping on the latest flash in the pan. Then she was Simply Twigs and now that her debut album LP1 is on […]

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Jul
29

BeatKing’s ‘Pole Sex EP’ Is All For The Ladies [@beatkingkong]

I think where we’re getting at with BeatKing at this point beyond just the viral songs that wind up to be jokes on Twitter for days or the club songs that literally eat up areas of space and time is that he’s slowly but surely realizing that while his male fanbase cracks jokes and laughs […]

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Jul
29

Video: Judell Rome – Cinema [@judellrome_bkm #ThePulse]

This melodic emcee hails from the southeast of Houston by way of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and brings a unique blend of calm sounds and laid back flow.  He recently dropped the visual for his track Cinema from his EP entitled Driver.  Judell provides good riding music as a good insert to the current hip-hop landscape.

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Jul
29

Lillie B. Girls Foundation Announce “Simply A Smarty Pants” Back To School Bash (8.16)

Created as a platform to provide self-empowerment programs for girls by Houston native Karena Simon, the Lillie B. Girls Foundation has successfully created an entire series of programs designed to boost self-esteem through activities promoting positive body image, educational achievement and moral excellence. On August 16 the program resumes with “Simply A Smarty Pants,” a […]

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Jul
29

Video: Scarface – The Exit Plan feat. Akon [@brothermob @Akon @Michael_Artis]

“You got to watch these n*ggas – they ain’t your homeboys, not these n*ggas” Mere weeks after dropping his official return to the music, Scarface has gone ahead and given his “The Exit Plan” single, featuring Akon, a music video to match. Director Michael Artis is behind the lens for “The Exit Plan’s” visuals, breathing […]

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Jul
29

Lee-Lonn – “Detox” [@leelonn]

Here’s how presumably the mind of Lee-Lonn works. At night, while most of us are sleep or laying on throw pillows of want and desire, he writes. Writes about old lovers, new ones, potential shapes and figurines. Those he wants to be patient with and those he wants to make shriek like a guitar wail. […]

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Jul
29

Ant-Man Revealed In New Concept Art [@Marvel]

    While Marvel Studios is preparing to complete Phase Two with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers: Age of Ultron Phase 3 is beginning to blossom with the recent release of the new concept art for Ant-Man. Although the project was stalled due to the creative differences with writer/director Edgar Wright leading to his […]

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Jul
29

Jasmine V feat. Kendrick Lamar – “That’s Me Right There” [@JASMINEVILLEGAS @kendricklamar]

Following her 2011 mixtape, 20 year old singer Jasmine V has been fairly quiet. Now, in quite the contrary, she released the single “That’s Me Right There” complete with a feature from Kendrick Lamar, himself. The upbeat, bouncy track is to be included on her upcoming EP. As for K. Dot, this can be added […]

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Jul
29

Sin City 3 In Full Motion [@FrankMillerInk]

Took nearly a decade for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to team once again after the success of 2005′s Sin City. Consistently  delaying the promised sequel with other project it appeared that Sin City 2 would be in limbo along with Dr.Dre’s next album. But now with Sin City: A Dame To Kill For rapidly approaching theaters […]

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Reviews

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Jul
15

Album Review: Trey Songz – TRIGGA [@TreySongz]

Trey Songz – TRIGGA 2014; Songbook/Atlantic Records Day & A Dream Rating: 3.5 out of 5 BUY:iTunes Deluxe Edition| Amazon If there’s anything you can say about Trey Songz, it’s that he never strays from his formula. The Virginia-born crooner who occasionally freestyles from time to time doesn’t fix what isn’t broke, and it’s that […]

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Jul
7

EP Review: Jack Freeman – Bliss [@_jackfreeman]

Jack Freeman - Bliss EP Independent; 2014 Day & A Dream Score: 4.0 out of 5 Buy: Bandcamp | iTunes   Jack Freeman’s just having fun for a change. That’s the main takeaway from Bliss, the Houston crooner’s new EP which serves as part re-introduction of the singer and part appetizer to Freeman’s upcoming album slated for later this […]

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Jul
1

Review: Robin Thicke – ‘Paula’ [@robinthicke]

Robin Thicke – Paula Star Trak Entertainment/Interscope Records Day & A Dream Rating: 2.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon To a fault, Robin Thicke simply cannot win. He’s 37; his creative peak is instantly drawn to a Marvin Gaye record which he flipped into a worldwide, ubiquitous smash hit single and the greatest […]

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Jun
28

Review: Transformers: Age Of Extinction [@transformers @simplycecilia #transformers]

Sometimes change is good, sometimes it’s simply frustrating; and somehow Michael Bay’s latest incarnation of Transformers manages to do both. Rather than reboot the entire franchise Bay instead opts to move forward with a new cast. Megan Fox and Shia Lebouf’s characters now a distant memory as Mark Walberg steps in to fill their shoes. […]

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Jun
20

Review: Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour [@samsmithworld @theblackicarus]

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour Capitol Records; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 BUY: iTunes I’m breaking an unspoken yet very understood rule when it comes to Sam Smith’s much-anticipated debut LP. It’s the same rule that should all but have been a warning that Smith – were he […]

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Apr
25

EP Review: SZA – Z EP [@justsza]

epSZA – Z EP Top Dawg Entertainment Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon STREAM: With an often-maudlin yet relatable trip through the woes of love and growing up, SZA makes a solid and aesthetic commercial debut with Z. On the surface, SZA’s third project might lack variety of […]

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