Monthly Archives: August 2017

Queen Sugar Returns For Mid-Season Premiere In October

Queen Sugar will have a two-night mid-season premiere on October 3rd and 4th at 10 PM ET. Ava DuVernay’s drama about the Lousiana-based Bordelon family is growing its audience with a season two viewership of 2.3 million viewers and being one of the top shows on cable for women ages 25-54. Queen Sugar is one of the shows bringing attention to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.

Ava DuVernay hand picked an all-female directing team that includes Julie Dash, Kat Candler, Cheryl Dunye, Garrett Bradley, Demane Davis, Liesl Tommy, Amanda Marsalis, Maryam Keshavar, and Christine Voros.

The first season of Queen Sugar is streaming exclusively on Hulu and season two is available on the Watch OWN App and WatchOWN.tv.

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Erik Rico Remixes MH The Verb’s Single Traffic

Erik Rico has created a Rough Ragga Remix of MH the Verb’s “Traffic.” MH the Verb is a rapper from Philly and one of the curator’s of the ArtHouse95 collective. “Traffic” is the lead single from MH the Verb’s forthcoming collaborative album with Bus Crates called Afronaut. Of the remix Rico said;

 

[When creating the remix] I was just thinking in terms of it coming on at a party where everything played is hitting the 2/4 and then BOOM… You’re in the company of [Jay-Z’s] ‘Bam’ and ‘Lost Ones’, not to mention it’s such a departure from the original. It’s a more dance-able version, influenced by dancehall and afro-beat vibes. So I went into it thinking… ‘Ok, the original already has a straight 2/4 Dilla type of vibe’… so I took cues.” 

Watch the original video for “Traffic” below and enjoy Rico’s funky remix. MH the Verb and the Arthouse crew will start their East Coast tour tomorrow.

                                                            Tour Dates

  • Thursday, August 31 – Vibe House, An Electric Jam Session @ South Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Friday, September 1 @ Silvana (Harlem, NY)
  • Sunday, September 3 – The A/V Project, An Interactive Presentation of Music And Art @ Knitting Factory(Brooklyn, NY)
  • Saturday, September 16 @  Terrace Club (Princeton, NJ)
  • Sunday, September 17 @ Woodbrook Studio (South Jersey, NJ)
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Big Freedia Bounces Back Has A New Season New Single

Big Freedia Bounces Back is returning in September for the sixth season. The changes taking place in Freedia’s life has kept her fans engaged with all the ups and downs. Last season she got a new manager, worked with Beyonce, dealt with Mississippi’s anti-Twerking laws and the charge for federal housing violations.

Freedia has also collaborated with legendary Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh on the new song “Dive On That B*tch” and they will release a Bounce Back mixtape later this week.

Big Freedia Bounces Back returns to Fuse on September 12th at 10 PM ET.

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Maroon 5: What Lovers Do Featuring Sza

Maroon 5 has connected with Sza on their new single “What Lovers Do.” Adam Levine sings about the risks taken for love and Sza compliments the sound with her vocals on the second verse. The video is coming soon as the band winds up its world tour at the end of September.

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DJ Aktive Releases 90’s Love Featuring Marsha Ambrosius

Philly’s DJ Aktive has collaborated with Marsha Ambrosius and producer Ivan Barias on “90’s Love.” Ambrosius wishes for that  “Mary J. Real Love” over drums, keys and scratches in a production that sounds like that era. DJ Aktive has been touring the world with the likes of Janet Jackson, Kanye West, The Roots, Nas, Common and so many more artists through the years. He has appeared on several television shows including The The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Soul Train Awards. “90’s Love” is his first song and it is the beginning of his career as a music maker.

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