Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

Lizzo Announces New Album & Tour Dates

Lizzo just released her ’80s influenced video for “Juice” earlier this month and today she announces her next album and tour. The rapper is excited for the release of Cuz I Love You on April 19th. Fans who pre-order the album will gain early access to tickets for her tour that starts April 14th at Coachella. She is scheduled for a series of shows around the United States and Europe through the summer. The special offer for tickets has to be met by February 4th. 

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Lion Babe & Leikeli47 Are Partners On The Wave Official Video

Lion Babe start a party with their single “The Wave” and Leikeli47 adds her verses to the song. The band members have a good time in the midst of color bursts and dancers. Their affection for ’70s throwback style is reminiscent of ’90s pop group Deee-Lite. The trip back to that era is fun and lowers any resistance to dancing especially when looking at the video. There has been no announcement regarding a new album but their recent output of this video, “Get Into The Party Life” and “Why” keeps fans wondering when will they release their next project.  

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Ice Cube Reveals What’s In His Bag

Ice Cube goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles and shares everything he put in his bag. The rap legend reveals that his shopping trip is mostly for his wife of 26 years. Aretha Franklin, Public Enemy and Erykah Badu are a few of the artists’ works he picks up as a surprise for his wife and two selections for himself. Ice Cube’s Everythangs Corrupt is out now and he recently did an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio and said that he is currently writing the sequel to his cult classic Friday.

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Throwback: Bobby Brown-Every Little Step

Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step” was part of his Don’t Be Cruel explosion into the middle of pop culture in 1988-89 with New Jack Swing as its guide. Brown left New Edition and started his solo career in 1986 but it wasn’t until sophomore album Don’t Be Cruel that he became a star on his own. Brown’s dance performance in the video for the L.A. Reid and Babyface-penned “Every Little Step” enhanced its reception. The singer’s dance moves and Gumby haircut became signposts of the ’80s at its best. The hip-hop and R&B connection in New Jack Swing took off with Don’t Be Cruel two years after Janet Jackson’s Control which had Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’s influence on the genre. Brown’s album became the most sold of 1989 and he earned first Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. He was an heir to Michael Jackson’s ability to own the stage with his charisma, movement and vocals. Bobby Brown’s inspiration from Jackson was passed on and artists like Usher and Chris Brown count Bobby as one of their influences. Bobby Brown’s history was presented twice in The New Edition Story in 2017 and The Bobby Brown Story miniseries in 2018. 

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Event Host Kevin Rouse Sets Off Black History Month In Los Angeles with “Can A Woman Raise A Man” Stage Production

 

Los Angeles – Every year event host Kevin Rouse and his Rouse House Entertainment crew produce some of Los Angeles’ most memorable special events and from the looks of February, this year will be no different. Rouse, in conjunction with playwright and creator Que Allen King and Lawrence Bailey Entertainment, are setting off Black History Month in a big way as they bring, direct from the Las Vegas Strip, the stage play, “Can A Woman Raise A Man” to the West Angeles Performance Arts Center. The play will run for two shows only, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.and a celebrity red carpet at 6:00 p.m.with the evening performance at 7:30 p.m. The West Angeles Performance Arts Center is located 3020 Crenshaw Blvd. “Can A Woman Raise A Man” is internationally renowned for being the first African American stage play with a residency on the Las Vegas Strip.  Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com.

“Can A Woman Raise A Man” is a compelling story of hope, health and healing through an amazing combination of drama, laughter, poetry, singing and music from a myriad of genres. The cast stars include the amazing Marva King, known for her legendary role in Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”; Edwonda White, the Queen of Clean Comedy; Tyrone DuBois, (TV One’s Unsung); and a cameo appearance by legendary jazz singer Phyllis Battle.

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