Daily Archives: April 13, 2016

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Tidal X Present Diaspora Calling! Music Event Tonight


Ms. Lauryn Hill and Tidal X are presenting their Diaspora Calling! event tonight at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The event begins tonight and ends on Friday the 15th and it is an exhibition of various forms of visual art from artists around the African diaspora. The lobby of the theatre will be transformed into an art gallery with a concentration of works from Haitian artists.

Hill states: “Diaspora Calling! is a collection of works intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the African Diaspora while also illumining persistent and irrepressible themes… Even if we work independently, we are a resounding collective voice, both reconciling and embracing our relationship to history, our origins, our future and to ourselves.”

At tonight’s opening, there will be music from DJ Spinna, DJ Juls and more. The gallery will be open to the public April 14th and April 15th 12-4PM. Ms. Hill curated the gallery with the help of MoCADA, Nader Haitian Art, and The Haiti Cultural Exchange. 

Hill is turning her sold-out concert Friday night into the first inaugural Diaspora Calling! Music Festival. Ms. Hill will headline the show, which will also feature performances from Machel Montano (Trinidad), Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley (Jamaica), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Mr. Eazi (Nigeria), EL (Ghana), Wondaboy (Nigeria), JoJo Abot (Ghana), and Paul Bearbrun (Haiti). 

Friday’s Diaspora Calling! Music Festival will be live streamed pre-paywall for fans and TIDAL subscribers alike on tidal.com

For set times and more information, go to  MsLaurynHill.com.




J.Dilla-The Sickness Feat. Nas Produced By Madlib

Nas debuted J.Dilla’s “The Sickness” on the Mass Appeal stage at SXSW this year and now the audio version is available for streaming. Madlib produced the song from Dilla’s resurfaced Diary album which has his rare vocals. The Diary comes out Friday.


Tessanne Chin-Love Suicide Lyric Video

The Voice winner Tessanne Chin has a lyric video for her single “Love Suicide.” Chin, who won season 5 of the popular TV show, is preparing new music for the follow-up to her sophomore album, Count On My Love. She is also the happy new owner of the Blow By Blow beauty salon in her native Jamaica that she runs with her sisters. The “Love Suicide” lyric video is one of the stronger ones of its kind with Chin in the camera while the words flow by against outdoor scenes in shades of gray.


Bishop Nehru-It’s Whateva Official Video

Bishop Nehru releases another video from his forthcoming Magic 19 mixtape and this one is a night time scene for “It’s Whateva.” Nehru has already addressed all the fans who have noticed his take on the trap style of rap when he says, “I’ve been learning to have fun with my music again & it’s been exciting to not only create what I feel is typically me, but what makes me happy and hyped when I hear it. I feel like experimenting with different styles is helping me grow into the artist I always wanted to be!” Magic 19 comes June 3rd and you can get it from his official site.