Monthly Archives: February 2018

Erykah Badu, Migos Among Soundset 2018 Headliners

The lineup for the 11th Soundset Festival this year was announced today and Erykah Badu and Migos are among the artists on the bill. The festival takes place again at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the Midway May 27th. Tickets will go sale Friday, March 2nd at 11:AM CST from the official site.  

Rapsody, The Wu-Tang Clan, Tyler The Creator and Logic are also performing at the event that has been called the biggest one-day hip-hop festival. Sway Calloway will be the Master of Ceremonies and Heather B, JPRATT and CROS One will host some of the stages. 

Soundset will have B-Boy and B-Girl competition, record buyers showcase, The Skateboard Showdown and a custom car show to round out the musical performances. There are general admission and VIP tickets. 


PRhyme: Rock It & Era Official Videos

PRhyme’s sophomore album is one of the most awaited this year. DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″‘s chemistry as infinite bearers of two turntables and a microphone is rooted in a Golden Era fierceness that never falters. The videos for “Rock It” and “Era” praise hip-hop and the later criticizes America’s problems. Dave East appears in the “Era” visual for his verses celebrating a rap style he states is unusual for his average millennial peer. PRhyme 2 will be released March 16th.


Jean Grae & Quelle Chris Drop Hilarious Video For Gold, Purple, Orange

Jean Grae and Quelle Chris take on the ’80s in their comedic video for “Gold, Purple Orange.” They dress up like fitness experts and Vegas performers in the clip that has appearances from Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre and Anna Wise. Buress has the funniest moment at the end when it’s revealed that he crashed the wrong video. “Gold, Purple, Orange” is from the couple’s forthcoming Everything’s Fine.


Raheem DeVaughn & The Crank Crusaders: Skywalker

Raheem DeVaughn has a new band called The Crank Crusaders and “Skywalker” is their first single. The DMV native taps into his love of Go-Go and commands a party record that begs the question if there will be a full album. “Skywalker” is free download and DeVaughn’s reintroduction for 2018.


Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (Teaser)

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is a six-part series about Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman for an alleged confrontation. Jay-Z produced the documentary which looks at Martin’s life, the justice system and the politics surrounding his death. Black Lives Matter started five months after Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Martin on the grounds of self-defense. BLM and its impact are also looked at in the series. February 26th, 2018 marks the sixth anniversary of Martin’s murder. Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story will air in July on the Paramount Network.