J.I. The Prince of New York completely lived up to his name this past week selling out the legendary SOB’s venue 3 nights in a row. J.I. gained popularity when he was only 14 years old rapping on the Rap Game.
Now 18 and everyone knows his name. J.I. released Hood Life Krisis, Vol. 1 and Hood Life Krisis, Vol. 2 sharing vocals and lyrics that the crowd knew word for word. It is undeniable that J.I. makes hits but the one that really caught everyones attention is titled, “Need Me.”
Everyone seemed to know the lyrics to every song especially, “Bad Luck,” “Love Scars,” “Company,” and “Love Won’t Change.”
I personally attended J.I.’s final show at SOB’s and the event was beyond memorable. He jumped in the crowd and performed “Need Me” 3 times.
During his performance two girls attempted to fight each other but the second J.I. saw the two girls he stopped his shows and asked the two girls politely to get along. It was a wonderful show and to see the two girls, listen and respect J.I. was incredible.Â
Check out the video above and stay tuned because J.I. is only going to become a bigger household name, mark my words.Â
K. Michelle was in New York for her Monsters Ball Album Release Party held in Brooklyn, New York. The star studded event was held on January 30, 2020 and as displayed in the flyer one of the themes for the event was Team Rebellion vs. Team Bounce.
K. Michelle released her album, “All Monsters Are Human,” the same day as the release party. The anticipated album features 13 songs including “That Game” and “All The Lovers.” During the Monsters Ball, there were performances by The Iconic International House of Miyake Mugler.
There was a lot of art and creativity put into the album release party. Enjoy the video above and comment your favorite song on the album, “All Monsters Are Human” below.
To kick off New York Fashion Week 2020 a mixer was held at the 40/40 club inside of the Barclays Center. The NYFW kick off was a crowd of know faces in the fashion industry including stylists, models, influencers and more. Angela Yee, Rae Holliday, Lea Robinson, Kyree Frazier, Sarah MK Paris and DJ Ria were all in attendance.
During the event guests were able to network, eat, drink and enjoy a night of fashion related conversations. A portion of the ticket sales were given to @FashionForAllFoundation.
New York Fashion Week is semi annual series of fashion events showcasing fashion collections to the general public, press and buyers. Fashion week is held in February and September.
Photos were taken by Hamo Dzurlic, for bookings follow and message him on instagram @eyesof_art.
Border Buck held his listening party for his latest project “What Ya Life Like” in Harlem, New York. During the listening party, Border Buck conducted interviews with a few journalists. I was able to learn about the artists he listens too and his inspiration for some of the songs on “What Ya Life Like.” I had a chance to find out more about his music goals and supporters.
Kiing Shooter is featured on Border Buck’s new project, “What Ya Life Like.” He is also supported by Harlem’s own, Dave East.
Press play above to learn more about Border Buck and to follow him on Instagram @borderbuck_.
The misty weather couldn’t stop folks from leaving their homes to gather in efforts to hear new music from one of today’s most talented singer-songwriters. Down in George’s Basement at The Delancey, fans, artists, and creatives alike mix and mingle amongst one another preparing to take in Justin Love’s new work. Captured by the notable faces in the crowd, Justin exchanges a few words in the audience before making his way to take center stage.
“There’s a lot you have to sacrifice and do on your own to make it happen…”
It is here that Justin takes a sincere moment to thank everyone in the house and asks for celebratory participation. Glasses are raised, the background music is lowered, and people begin to gravitate towards the stage to hear more of what Justin has to say. As he thanks members of his team, the artist is joined on stage by media personal Boom Boom Knuckles (@boomboomknunckles) where the two sat for a heart-felt Q&A session. Here’s a short recap of the conversation.
Boom Boom: What was something that you accomplished that you were proud of, that made you say, damn, I did that! I made that happen!
Justin Love: The grammy writing. “Focus” made a really big impact in my livelihood. Not only my career but definitely my living situation. You know as an artist, I’m not going to flex like I’m a rich motherfuc*er because I’m definitely not. I have a mother to take care of, a little brother to take care of. I have a life of my own, you feel me? It’s like damn. There’s a lot you have to sacrifice but do on your own in order to just make it happen. I’m definitely proud of how I
“You either feel it or you don’t.”
Boom Boom: What is your recording process like? How do you know you have one?
Justin Love: How do I know it’s finished? That’s a moment thing. I don’t know, you either feel it or you don’t. You really got to practice your intuition and know something is something. That’s all on you. As far as my creative process, sometimes I go in there and freestyle something and something happens. Or I, what I call free mumble. I just mumble some words and some melodies. I’m probably not saying sh*t throughout the whole song. Afterward, I’ll listen to what I like the most and just write as I listen. And I’ll have something. I just keep going until I’m done. But I make sure every time I go to the studio I’m finishing a song, the whole song. Every time I go to the studio, I have a song.
Justin and Boom Boom continue their exchange where Justin peels back layers of himself to share an honest moment with the room. Once the two are finished, the real show begins. Justin takes the mic and riffs his way into the hearts of his fans singing along to songs unfamiliar to the crowd. Excitement erupts amongst the crowd as Justin seals the deal with more exclusive listens from his upcoming project. We may not have a release date as well but be on high alert, he is coming! Feeling withdrawals? The recently released track “Sober” is enough to hold you over until then.
So you guessed it! I am a fan of Elliott Wilson’s CRWN interviews because he always interviews the top artists, actors and celebrities. This past week Will Smith and Martin Lawrence interviewed with Elliott Wilson at the Apollo Theatre. This interview was epic because of the chemistry between these two iconic actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
There’s a lot of laughter, epic stories, knowledge and more! Check out my review on the CRWN interview.
Sammy Wilk is a very talented music artist originally from Nebraska and now lives in Los Angeles. His start began on Vine in 2013 when he began developing his fan base. Throughout his career he’s released several music videos including “Aye Ma,” “Higher,” and “Lift Off.”
Sammy Wilk has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Billboard, Fuse and more!
Below is Sammy Wilk’s most recent music video, “Lift Off.”
Jennaske held her listening party in New York City at Hayaty this December. She performed in front of her fans and several Love and Hip Hop cast members were in attendance including Rich Dollaz, Sidney Starr and Peter Gunz.
Jennaske is now on Love and Hip Hop New York. She is a music artist from Queens, New York and here to stay!
Check out the footage and photos shot by Korey (@kpren1).