Da Baby – Private Release Party

 

Da Baby performed several songs off of his newly released project, “Baby on Baby” at the exclusive event. Da Baby even performed one of his hit records, “21” with animated movements making his performance unforgettable.

He interacted with fans and kept everyone engaged with his creative dances and momentum.

Da Baby’s “Baby on Baby” album features  13 singles with amazing features such as Offset, Rich the Kid, Rich Homie Quan and Stunna 4 Vegas.

To keep up with Da Baby movements, follow him on instagram @dababy!

Spice Recently Held her “Captured” Mixtape Release Party This Week

Spice is a dancehall music artist and a cast member on the popular television show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Her mixtape release party was held this week in New York. “Captured” features 19 dancehall records.

The mixtape has a large variation of beats that will make you want to dance on the dance floor such as “Mahma Man” and “Body Right.”

When you listen to this mixtape you can tell a lot of energy went into her project. “Captured” takes me back to the 90’s when Beenie Man was heavy on the scene.

What I like the most about this mixtape are the themes in the songs. Some songs are about fake people, freaky situations and even racism. Regardless of the topic, the beat will have you grooving.

I can guarantee if you like reggae music, “Captured” is the mixtape for you.

Other music artists such as Kappa (@kappaksm) and luxury service and promotions provider Daniel Jean (@danieljean56) were also in attendance at the event.

Shot by Kashiem Brown @bigmaninthecity

Shot by Kashiem Brown @bigmaninthecity

The Bushwick Starr and All For One Theater present: THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE

The Bushwick Starr and All For One Theater present:

THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE

written and performed by Darian Dauchan

directed by Andrew Scoville

February 14 – March 17, 2018

Previews February 14 – 23

Official opening Saturday, February 24th

All For One Theater is thrilled to collaborate with Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY between Irving and Wyckoff) in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturism transmedia piece written by and starring award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet, Darian Dauchan, who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and abroad. Directed by Andrew Scoville, The Brobot Johnson Experience begins performances Wednesday, February 14th and opens Saturday, February 24th.    The recently coined “Afrofuturism” genre is referred to by The New York Times as “…a political and cultural genre that projects black space voyagers, warriors and their heroic like into a fantasy landscape, one that has long been the province of their mostly white counterparts.” At its core, Afrofuturism is about reimagining what the African American experience was and what it could be, and the show is designed to inspire both contemporaries and young people of color to tell outside-of-the-box-stories like Brobot Johnson. Tickets are $20 and $25 and are available at www.bushwickstarr.org

One hundred years from now, a race of Hip Hop androids known as Brobots will form a unit, The Tribe Called Space Quest, to spread their message of peace, love, and dopeness all over the universe. Through live looped vocals, rhymes, and beat-boxing, they perform the origin story of the first of their kind. They call it The Brobot Johnson Experience, a Sci-Fi Hip Hop solo concert that defies both space…and time.

Written and performed by Darian Dauchan. Scenic design by Raul Abrego, Lighting design by Sarah Johnston, Sound design by Matt Stine, Costume Design by Asa Benally, Wig Design by Elizabeth Printz, Properties Design by Casey Alexander Smith, Projection design by Katherine Freer, Dramaturgy by Jesse Alick.

About Darian Dauchan:

Darian Dauchan is AFO’s current Artist in Residence. He is an award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and Off-Broadway Theatre (Jean Cocteau Rep., Classical Theatre of Harlem). TV and Film credits include “Law and Order”, Nickelodeon’s “Bet the House” as Darian the “SoundFX” Guy, and the Lionsgate feature film “Things Never Said”.  His band The Mighty Third Rail were 2015 American Music Abroad Finalists for the U.S. State Department, and in 2014 performed at SPKRBOX, the first Hip Hop Theater Festival in Norway. He is the 2016 Loop Station Vice Champion of the American Beatbox Championships and is currently developing The Brobot Johnson Project, a Sci-Fi Hip Hop transmedia piece, with the support of All For One Theater. The web series “The New Adventures of Brobot Johnson” recently won for Outstanding Score, Theme Song, and Comedy Series at the 2017 LA Web Festival, BEST music at the Toronto Web Fest, and BEST soundtrack at the Escape Velocity Festival sponsored by the Museum of Science Fiction. The album Brobot Johnson: Bionic Boom Bap is now available on iTunes. www.darianduchan.com

“A polished, invigorating spoken-word performance.” – The New York Times

Brobot Johnson Award History: LA WEBFEST: Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Score; Toronto Web Fest: Best Music; Global Webisode Competition: Excellence in Original Concept and Excellence in Original Song; Harlem International Film Festival: Best Webisode; Brooklyn Web Fest: “Diverse as Fu*k” Award; Escape Velocity Festival: Best Soundtrack.

About The Bushwick Starr:

The Bushwick Starr  is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new performance work. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance.  We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate.  Our past Seasons have included new work from groundbreaking artists such as The Mad Ones, Clare Barron, Dave Malloy, The Debate Society, the TEAM, and Half Straddle.

“The work they program is boldly experimental.  It’s also a lot of fun… a bright spot on the Off Off Broadway map” – New York Times

“A home for gutsy experimental work.” – 2012 Village Voice OBIE Award for Outstanding Work

“Brooklyn’s hottest incubator. One of New York’s best-curated off-off venues.” – Time Out New York

About All For One Theater:

All For One Theater (AFO), the company that last produced My Name is Gideon and Squeamish, continues its legacy of producing acclaimed solo works. Now in its seventh year, AFO remains dedicated to developing and producing extraordinary solo theater and creating sustaining careers for solo artists. AFO productions have played Off-Broadway at numerous theatres, including Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59, Theatre Row, Cherry Lane Theatre, Wild Project, and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2016, AFO launched its touring initiative to bring solo shows to stages across America and around the world. It also created the AFO Solo Collective (AFO|SoCo) to nurture and develop some of the brightest writing, performing, and directing talent in the solo world, providing opportunities to workshop projects in all stages of development. Their two-year Artist in Residence (AIR) program supports a single artist with one big idea. The AIR and their collaborators have access to the full range of AFO’s support, developing their work with invited audiences and culminating in the staging of a new full-length play. In 2016 Darian Dauchan was named AFO’s Artist in Residence, and this production marks the culmination of that partnership.

 

The playing schedule for The Brobot Johnson Experience is as follows: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with an additional performance on Tuesday, March 13th.  Tickets are $20 and $25.  For tickets please visit www.bushwickstarr.org

Directions:                                                                                           

Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right.

For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS

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Dave East New Album – Kairi Chanel

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Dave East released his highly anticipated debut album Kairi Chanel towards the end of September and the album is highly successful. There are several tracks on the album that are noteworthy of a write up including Keisha, Eyes On Me, Don’t Shoot and many more. There are 15 tracks on the album with features by 2 Chainz, Beanie Sigel, Fabolous and more.

This album is well worth the purchase. He emerges from East Harlem and keeps everything one hundred in his music. Be sure to leave a comment about how you liked the album.

Below is one of my favorite singles on the album.

Fantasia Album Release Party – “The Definition Of”

 

Season 3 American Idol winner, Fantasia held her album release party at No. 8 for her 5th studio album “The Definition of” this past Tuesday.  The calm and dimly lit venue was swiftly packed as exclusively invited individuals made their way into the party. The event was hosted by blogstar, Rae Holliday.  Fantasia as usual slayed the event with her beautiful apparel and overall presence. She wore all black and gave a warming welcome to all guests in attendance.

Check out the video above for a quick preview of the album release party and the words she gave before the start of the party.

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Paytra’s “Ambitions” Release Party

Paytra, a recording music artist recently released her new single, “Ambitions.” This pop music sensation held her Ambitions Release Event at Smash Studios on W 36th street yesterday.

She performed her hit new single, “Ambitions” in front of the crowd yesterday at Smash Studios. Although the record is new, it’s already playing on numerous internet radio stations and blogs. Her song targets young youth because she wants to change the world through youth empowerment. As you could have guessed from her latest song title, Paytra is a strong advocate of ambition and self determination.

She desires to help motivate several youth programs and she’s beginning her journey by donating her song proceeds. Each song purchased will help raise funds for the Renaissance Youth Organization which is an all kids and youth music band called the MWAM Band (The Music With A Message Band).

To hear and support Paytra’s new song and movement visit Reverbnation!

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