Russell Simmons, music and philanthropy icon, along with plenty of friends gathered hundreds as he put together his 20th Anniversary Fundraiser for RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Art For Life Benefit.
The late rapper and Queens, NY native Chinx is remembered and survived by friends and family. Last night at Stage 48 in New York City, fellow rappers, friends and family gathered to support the listening of Chinx’s upcoming album “Welcome To JFK” which was hosted by Shaheem Reid.
Rising star Amarii Davu just released a powerful record called “Cost Of Melanin”. The message of the song is just as strong if not stronger than the lyrics.
The 2015 Bet Awards took place June 28 in L.A at the Microsoft Theater. This was a star studded event that consisted of great performances, inspiring tributes and memorable speeches. Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the 15th annual BET Award show was one to remember.
The Boys Of Zummer Tour continued last night at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island. Special guest Hoodie Allen along with headliners Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy who shut down the stage with fan favorites. There were also appearances made by Travie McCoy, Max, Lil’ Uzi , DJ Drama and Wiz’s Taylor Gang mate Chevy Woods. We attended thanks to sponsor Pepsi, which is giving fans better access to amazing music events all summer.
Atlantic Records artist Justine Skye threw an amazing listening event last night at New York City night club Up and Down. Her debut album “Emotionally Unavailable” hit stores Tuesday and some of New York’s most influential fashionistas, bloggers and music aficionados were in attendance. Skye’s good friends Jaden Smith and Hailey Baldwin were spotted on the dance floor.
Warner Bros. Records artist Lianne La Havas will be releasing her next album “Blood” on July 31. The Knockturnal had an opportunity to sit down with the talented British artist this week in New York City. Read our exclusive interview below: