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Destroy Lonely Goes Number 1, As Fans Rejoice at Spotify Sponsored Release Party
5-3-23- Ahead of his highly anticipated debut album; If Looks Could Kill, Destroy Lonely decided to surprise his fans by performing a select few songs from the debut album.
01-21-23- Snipes presents Freestyle is the Key Style. An event that showcases the battle element of the dancing world. The event was hosted by Hot 97’s DJ Enuff and DJ Mike Nasty.
As the preliminary rounds commenced, it was clear that the energy from the contestants was transferred throughout the audience. Some of the fan’s favorites jumped to the forefront as the audience was a key part of judging the performances from Davii- A Minnesota native who had wild hair dyed red immediately began feeding off the energy of the audience and the judges which made him a favorite quickly.
Another contestant that Noah-lot. The Harlem native immediately brought the New York Energy as he encapsulated a none-stop mentality that had him in the final round of the competition.
As it came down to the wire, the competition element was evident as with each battle the dancers were more and more physically challenging.
The final round turned out to be Davii versus Noah-lot. Which was something spectacular to witness. It looked as though Noah-lot was gonna pull away with the win but Davii came back with a vengeance and was able to follow through with the win. As the judges announced the victor, it was clear watching those competing that they left everything they had on the floor.
As Davii was placed first, Noah-lot and his shared a moment before he collected his prize. They presents Davii and Noah-lot with a check and allowed them to gather themselves before they greeted the media. As they embraced and showed off their prizes you would have never thought that they just went at each other’s neck’s trying to claim their spot.
Even though it was a competition at the end of the day- it felt like everyone in attendance, fan and competitors alike were reaping the benefits. By the end of the night, if you looked around at the dance floor, you could see everyone trying to do their best impression of the competitors they just witness.
Amazon Studios presents Sleazyworld Go, the event gave fans a chance to get a first look at the Kansas City native presenting his music and story in his own words. After a brief interview breaking down his upbringing, Sleazyworld made it clear that those same circumstances were instrumental in the way that he developed his own sound and was able to handle all that has come with his current fame.
The intimate setting complimented Sleazyworld Go’s quiet confidence as he took his time and carefully and clearly answered each question- it was clear that he understood how big of an opportunity he was receiving as he sheaded a light on the fact that there are but a few rappers coming out of his city.
“I think what I am doing now is big- but I want to make a way for the artist’s down the line. Like, in ten years I want my city to look like Atlanta, Memphis- you know what I mean.”
Going into deep dive, Sleazyworld discussed some of the main influences that made his project “Where The Shooters At” exactly what it is.
While he is known for the hard hitting anthems, he mentioned showcasing his ability to make slower love songs- such as his single that was released in August of this year “India Me”. In the song Sleazyworld Go elaborates on his fantasy of finding a female that will stick by his side through thick and thin. A rare sight to see an artist this early into his development willing to experiment with his sound, especially when he has already developed a formula that has been successful thus far.
Shortly after the interview wrapped, Sleazyworld Go proceeded to show those in attendance as well as those live streaming exactly what they came for. His soft spoken energy disappeared almost immediately as he showcased his high energy that worked almost hand in hand with his music.
From his smash hit single-”Sleazy Flow” to the single he elaborated on “India Me” he did not hold back anything. It felt like he had an endless supply of energy once he began performing, each song carrying the energy that the previous song had held. Throughout the entirety of the performance- one thing was evident, the sky’s the limit in terms of potential.
Brooklyn’s Own National Sawdust Host’s Paloma Ford’s Breakout Session as Spice Surprises
09-07-2022- Brooklyn’s own National Sawdust hosted Paloma Ford’s breakout session sponsored by United Masters & Crown Royal Apple.The intimate venue was electric from the jump, not sure if it was the specialized cocktails that were sponsored by Crown Royal Apple or the level of excitement that was exuded from each artist that had a chance to grace the stage, regardless every party involved delivered.
The opening acts consisted of a variety of talent as United Masters showcased their diverse roster. You had artists such as Goldie Scott, a New York based soul-singer who seemed to grasp the crowd’s attention immediately. Following Goldie, we had Pieri- a Mexico based artist whose energy can only be explained as electric, when she got on stage you could not believe the tone and energy she was able to generate during her set. Following a brief intermission- Liana Banks hit the stage and delivered in a major way. The Queens born R&B sensation captured everyone in attendance with not only her vocal ability but with her veteran-like stage presence, those in attendance seemed to be holding on to her every move. As she finished her set, the crowd was in an uproar as they did not get enough.
United Masters set it up perfectly, as by the time Paloma Ford hit the stage the crowd was in a peak frenzy. For those in attendance that had no knowledge of Paloma’s track history was able to get a hands-on first experience.
From the lighting to the back up vocalist, everything was on point. She delivered with precision as she ran through her catalog as well as performing her newest single fresh off her two year hiatus “Bentley Truck”. As she wrapped up her performance, she voiced her gratitude for being allowed to perform for such a lively crowd.
As she exited and those in attendance were heading to the exit, it was announced that they have a special guest performance. As the crowd pressed for the identity to be revealed, VP Recording Artist & Grammy nominated Spice made her grand entrance and sent everyone into a frenzy.
The energy was off the charts as Spice along with her backup dancers and volunteers from the audience quickly brought a dancehall vibe to the stage that felt authentic. From her provocative outfit to her exotic choreography, one thing was evident- Spice is a star and she was the perfect talent to utilize as a guest performance.
DDG Headlines Brooklyn’s own Music Hall of Williamsburg
07-16-2022- Music Hall of Williamsburg had the pleasure of hosting Epic Records own DDG. The Michigan native headlined a rather intimate show that gave those in attendance a chance to not only witness his versatility but also a real chance to connect with what he referred to as his day ones.
The show kicked off with Baby Rich, an upcoming Alabama artist who recently dropped a single called “Simon Says”. Even though Baby Rich is new to the music industry- it was clear that he has an immense amount of talent. While his time on stage was brief, he made the most of his time on stage.
Following Baby Rich, was Paidway. T.O. The Pontiac ,Michigan native performed his newest single “Okay,Okay” along with some of his older material that those in attendance seem to really resonate with as Paidway. T.O. is also DDG’s cousin and along with his music has a real following within the YouTube community.
The headliner, DDG, hit the stage around 930 as the crowd huddled around the stage in anticipation. As the lights went dark and DDG entered through the side door all that was visible was his diamond chain and watch reflecting in the dark- the climatic entrance was foreshadowing what was to come.
DDG, has been in the headlines for boxing and making the most of his YouTube endeavors, however as he began running through his catalog of music it was clear that he has a real talent for headlining. As he had a song for almost every occasion, quickly showing those that were not familiar with his music that he is more than you would expect.
It did not take long for those in attendance to erupt as DDG performed his breakout hit “Moonwalking in Calabasas”- the 2021 certified platinum song caught his day one fans in a fluster, as towards the end of his set DDG even allowed one of his fans to come on stage with him to perform the song on the stipulation that the fan had to know the song word for word.
As the fan got on stage, he did not disappoint as his immediate energy caught everyone by surprise- DDG included. Shortly after the fan spit verse word for word DDG congratulated him and thanked everyone for coming out.
NoMo Host’s Gazoo To The Moon’s “Open The Gates”
07-14-2022- SoHo’s NoMo was host to the one of a kind art exhibit by Gazoo To The Moon. The newest art collection was entitled “Open The Gates” and was inspired by Gazoo’s previous series known as “Gateway to the Moon”.
“Open The Gates”- consisted of live art where the artist Gazoo made a piece in front of those in attendance. Along with the live performance there were a series of pieces that were for sale and on display that showcased the true versatility of Gazoo’s artistic expression.
Within the previous series “Gateway to the Moon” – Gazoo explored his one-of-a-kind geometric tape art installations. The meaning behind this year’s live art show is powerful as Gazoo opens the gates to his new realm of life and creativity by expressing his art in a way he has never done before.
When asking Gazoo to further what he means when he’s exploring new realms he further elaborated
“I am at a point in my life where I believe in what I am doing for myself. I have been doing art my entire life and I can really see every detail of my life reflecting within my art.”
In regards to the geometric art, Gazoo explained that he started this artistic journey 10 years ago and made it clear he has intentions to keep progressing.
“Down to the tape that I use to create the art itself- has significant meaning. One of my role models, early in my life, pushed me towards my passions and it was him that inspired me to use the tape in such an intricate and precise fashion.”
While speaking to Gazoo, it is evident that he has no intentions to stop evolving as an artist. He will continue to keep pushing the border with his live art and one-of-a-kind geometric tape art installations.
04-27-2022 – New York City hosted the grand opening of new adult nightlife venue Wonderland. Located on 20 West 20 Street, Wonderland officially opened its doors at
Wonderland is managed by Twenty West Partners, who in 25 years of experience have accumulated a large amount of success in the entertainment industry.
Richie Romero, the creative director and along with SBS Designs have worked hand in hand to bring Wonderland to life.
The space is just under 10,000 square feet, with a capacity for 300 guests over two floors. There will also be a private members-only speakeasy opening later in 2022. The date will be announced in the near future.
Wonderland’s menu shows it’s full flexibility as to compliment the live entertainment they feature a series of food options to go along with their bar and bottle services menu.
Those in attendance had the pleasure of watching sword swallower Le Reine The Thrill and ax juggler Sam Urdang.
The live entertainment was captavativing as viewers were fully engaged in amazement as Le Reine the Thrill seemed to do what seemed impossible.
The concept of the newly established venue combines big-room NYC nightclub experience, with the very finest in after-dark entertainment.
Over the top is their general concept as they had the likes of Rick Ross and NFL Star turned Rapper Antonio Brown as well as multiple platinum artist Diplo to headline their grand opening weekend.
From the bar to the dancers down to the entertainment- Wonderland is making one thing clear with its opening, they are determined to make their mark on the New York nightlife with their own flair and willingness to deliver a vivid experience.
Latto Brings the Big Energy to New York as she Headlines Warsaw Shocks Fans with Special Guest
04-15-2022- On April 15th Latto headlined Warsaw Concerts as the venue gave fans a chance to witness not only Latto’s energy but her opening acts as well.
The concert kicked off as Asianae- an upcoming artist based out of Atlanta, showed out with her provocative and vivid energy. From her red vibrant outfit to her seemingly effortless ability to get those in attendance at full attention. Performing her newest single “Onlyfans” it did not take long to have the crowd lively.
Following Asianae, was Kali, the Roswell Georgia native. Kali is currently on the rise as she is known for her single with Rico Nasty “Do A Bitch”- as Kali hit the stage, the crowd erupted.
Her voice was extremely infectious and her stage presence was clear, as in the middle of performing she stopped and broke up a series of fights. Making it clear that she was not in the building to condone any sort of violence in any fashion. She quickly got the crowd back into the show as she pulled some of her fans on stage to join and dance along side her.
Shortly after Kali- Saucy Santana hit the stage, and if you did not know any better you would think that Santana was the headliner. His one of a kind delivery was immediately evident as the concert had a different energy from the minute he was in sight of the crowd.
The energy was indescribable as the attendees hung on every word- at one point the crowd was so loud that you could barely hear Santana. Performing his hit single “Walk” and engaging the crowd to the point of having a dancing contest on stage, it was clear that Santana was intent on giving his fans a memorable experience.
So much so that when Santana got off stage fans could not wait for Latto to hit the stage. At one point chanting, “We want Latto” at her DJ as he prepped for her entrance. He teased the crowd as he played her intro twice fooling them to think she was on her way out. Though it was delayed, Latto’s performance was delivered with epic proportion as not only did she perform her hit singles off her newly released album “777” such as “Big Energy” and “Wheelie” but she treated fans as she brought out special guest J.I. The Prince of N.Y. The eruption sounded like it was from a different stratosphere as attendees were pleasantly shocked.
03-28-2022– Skip Marley, the grand-son of the Reggae music pioneer Bob Marley, took the stage of Gramercy Theater around 9. As the concert began, it was clear that Skip Marley is not only set out to make his own mark on the music industry but he will do it in his own way with his own sound.
Skip kicked off the concert with some of his grandfather’s classics such as “Coming in from the Cold”, “Three Little Birds”, and “Buffalo Soldier”. The songs seemed as a tribute not only to the legacy of the Marley family but the everlasting fans that appreciated the timeless classics that established what we know as Reggae.
From the classics to his own songs such as “Refugee”, “Slow Down”, and “Lions”- Skip’s gift was evident with his effortless ability to control the crowd and have a feel for what song would fit within the moment. The internal rhythm was instrumental as he closed his eyes and declared the lyrics of the songs from the past and the present time, he left his imprint with the fans of new and old.
As each song finished, those in attendance could not seem to get enough as they hung on every word, reciting each respected verse in harmony. Visually, there was little left up to imagination as the vivid colors that filled the theater coordinated with the vibes of the songs and tones of Skip and his backup singers and band.
The live acoustics made each song more vibrant- at one point Skip left the stage and then reappeared- as it felt like he could not get enough of the energy generated by those in attendance.
As the concert came to a close, Skip performed “To Be Loved’ and once again the crowd erupted in unison as sonically it felt like the peak of the night. Everyone in attendance seemed to have a level of appreciation not just for their fellow fans but all the band members, as Skip made sure to utilize not only his back up singers but his guitarist and drummer as well in spotlight fashion.
Skip Marley may only be 25 years of age, one thing is evident, his talent. He may have big shoes to fill as his Grandfather and Uncles are all Reggae legends in their own right but Skip Marley is blazing his own path and seems determined to make his own impact on the music industry.