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    Another Moment Of Being Young, Afraid & Black In America

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    The emotions that crawled over me in regards to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown went something like this: anger, frustration, depression, hopelessness. The anger rose in me because Brown’s shooting, yet another in a series of systematic executions and public displays of excessive force by the police towards African-Americans did nothing but add […]

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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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Aug
30

Live Stream: 2014 Made In America Festival Day One [@MIAFestival]

Budweiser & Jay Z’s third annual Made In America Festival decided to do things differently this year. Not just situating themselves in Philadelphia, the two-day music festival expanded to Los Angeles as well this year. If you did not make it to Los Angeles or Philadelphia for the 2014 Made In America Festival, don’t worry […]

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Aug
30

OG Ron C, Chopstars To Debut ‘The Chop Not Slop Show’ [@937thebeat @ogronc @chopstars]

As his position with 93.7 The Beat becomes more and more clear, OG Ron C can add another feather to his cap. The longtime DJ and creator of The Chopstars now has his own 7-10 block on Sunday nights with The Chop Not Slop Show alongside DJ Candlestick. The creation of The Chop Not Slop […]

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Aug
30

Video: Dirty & Nasty – “24K (Purple & Gold Remix)” [@dirtyknowsnasty @hwfloss]

In the long list of Houston rap groups consistently doing it for whatever reasons (money, love of the genre/culture), Dirty & Nasty have always found themselves overlooked. The twosome, bonded together like The Honeymooners’ Ralph Kramden & Ed Norton have always parlayed their thoughts about Houston rap into a different sphere to begin with. Lyricism, […]

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Aug
30

Pell Goes Searching In “Runaway” Video [@PellYeah]

Upon hearing New Orleans emcee Pell’s “Runaway” for the first time, you get the sense he has a bit of a knack for transforming his southern drawl into a wide-eyed every man melody. Shot in Los Angeles, Pell grips the handlebars of his bike and peddles through the sprawling city landscape, feeling a sense of […]

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Aug
30

Video: Jon S feat. WhyJae – “Lane 2 Lane Remix” [@therealjons @imwhyjae #rgm2]

With the days of summer on their minds, Jon S & WhyJae shoot a video for last July’s “Lane 2 Lane Remix”. With a southern twang in his voice and a demeanor that seems to scream Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, Jon S always seems primed to make soundtrack records more than anything else. […]

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Aug
29

Amber Rose Twerks For ‘Blacc Hollywood’ (And We’re Thankful) [@darealamberrose]

Not that she really needed a reason to but Amber Rose deciding to twerk for her husband Wiz Khalifa reaching #1 on the Billboard charts with Blacc Hollywood is something we all can appreciate. After already killing us dead with her VMAs look, Amber drops down and gives Instagram another 15-second moment of glory. “In […]

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Aug
29

Jermaine Dupri f/ Ty Dolla Sign & Migos – “Pull-Up” [@jermainedupri @migosatl @tydollasign]

Believe it or not, Jermaine Dupri has one of the more underrated legacies in hip-hop, spearheading classic albums by Usher and Mariah Carey as well as being the figurehead for So So Def. Rarely releasing music under his own name, Dupri assumes command once more for “Pull Up”, the lead single from his upcoming EP […]

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Aug
29

The Weeknd’s “King Of The Fall” Video Is One Big ‘XO’ Party [@theweeknd]

Much like the NSFW video for “Often”, The Weeknd returns to the hedonism of Toronto for his latest “King Of The Fall” clip. With his newly assured stature as his home country’s version of a druggy, sexual Prince, The Weeknd can overlook two girls making out with one another rather seriously and he can sit […]

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Aug
29

Mike Epps Will Be Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic [@therealmikeepps @simplycecilia]

After reportedly being in development for years, director Lee Daniels (The Butler) and media maven Oprah Winfrey have joined forces to finally bring a Richard Pryor biopic to the silver screen; and have confirmed that Mike Epps will portray the legendary comedian in a role already being considered as a potential game changer for Epps. […]

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Aug
28

Kembe X Drops His ‘Kembe X’ EP, “As I Unfold” Video [@kembe_x @abdashsoul]

Kembe already gave us something to chew on with “As I Untold” and “Caged Bird” and now we get to take the Chicago emcee into a broader scope with his Kembe X EP, presented by Scion and a visual to “As I Untold” featuring Ab-Soul and Alex Wiley. Wiley may been on vacation from the […]

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Aug
28

Raekwon – “Got To Be There/The Girl Is Mine” [@raekwon]

Tomorrow (Aug. 29), would’ve marked Michael Jackson’s 56th birthday and on the latest installment of his Throwback Thursday series, Raekwon gives us a two-for-one in MJ flips. The Chef serves the first side of his thoughts over the King of Pop’s “Got To Be There” before closing by dropping jewels over MJ’s Thriller collaboration with […]

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Aug
28

Johnny Manziel Is A Saint Of Cleveland (And Has A Snickers Commercial As Johnny JamBoogie)

Believe us, a Johnny Manziel Snickers Commercial turned out to be the most humorous things of the day. The runner up? The image above from the Cleveland Scene that depicts Manziel as Jesus — with his middle finger extended. On to the Snickers commercial. Manziel aka Johnny JamBoogie is charismatic as a guy going through […]

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Aug
9

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Digs On Every Nostalgia Point You Can Think Of

If you’re a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, you’re going to ask yourself why exactly are we getting another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The better question you should ask yourself in regards to that is, “why not?” The current era Hollywood is engulfed in is all about remakes, no properties of sheer originality […]

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Jul
31

“Get On Up” Shines Light Into The World Of James Brown [@simplycecilia]

A relatively small genre, biopics are essentially a hit or miss. Some are simply not interesting enough to support a film, while others are so larger than life that it’s nearly impossible to accurately depict them on screen. Get On Up, the latest entry into the genre manages to steer clear of all of those […]

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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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