[EVENT] Rihanna Annouces ANTI World Tour, Nashville 3/18


While Rihanna gears up for her upcoming “Anti” album release, she also has just released information on her ANTI World Tour. The singer/songwriter will  play over 70 shows throughout Europe, The UK, and North America. You can also catch support provided by The Weeknd, Big Sean, and Travi$ Scott. Tickets will be on sale Thursday, December 3.


Rihanna 2016 Tour Dates:
02/26 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena *
02/28 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center *
03/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena *
03/04 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center *
03/05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *
03/06 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
03/08 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center *
03/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
03/12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena *
03/13 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena *
03/15 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena *
03/18 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
03/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena *
03/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
03/22 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center *
03/23 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center *
03/24 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills *
03/26 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center *
03/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
04/02 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center *
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
04/05 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron *
04/06 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
04/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
04/10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden *
04/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center *
04/15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *
04/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre *
04/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place *
04/21 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
04/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *
04/24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *
04/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena *
04/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay *
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *
05/07 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena *
06/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena ^
06/14 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Arena ^
06/16 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Stadium ^
06/18 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light ^
06/21 – Dublin, IE @ Aviva Stadium ^
06/24 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium ^
06/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park ^
07/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena ^
07/07 – Copenhagen, DK @ Refshale Island ^
07/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Volkspark Stadion ^
07/13 – Milan, IT @ San Siro ^
07/15 – Nice, FR @ Allianz Stadium ^
07/17 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena ^
07/19 – Lyon, FR @ Grande Stade ^
07/23 – Lille, FR @ Stade Lille ^
07/26 – Prague, CZ @ Synotip Arena ^
07/28 – Cologne, DE @ Rhein Energie Stadion ^
07/30 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France ^
08/02 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion ^
08/05 – Warsaw, PL @ PGE Narodowy ^
08/07 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion ^
08/10 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium ^
08/12 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrung Stadion ^

[MUSIC] Mayor Gears Up for New Release


With the hip-hop and rap culture growing in Nashville, it seems like there’s a new rising star every time we look up and now Hendersonville’s own Mayor is claiming that rise. With his previous release of “I Am Royalty” which dropped in 2014, Mayor is now back on the grind with his upcoming release Good Vibes, Good Spirit which is set to drop November 21st. With a little help from friends, Mayor recruited the help of two of the hottest DJs in the Ville, DJ JazzyT and DJ BBooney to bring the heat for this 16 track album. Good Vibes Good Spirit will be available on iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal & Spotify on November 21st. In the mean time check out his soundcloud below as well as a few tracks.

[MUSIC] Lil Bibby Recruits Common for “Speak To Em”

Chicago native Lil Bibby is gearing up for the release of his new project, Free Crack 3, which is set to drop next week on Black Friday. To keep us on our toes until the release, Lil Bibby paired up with fellow Chicagoan and pioneer Common to help deliver the single titled “Speak to Em” which also got some help on production from Jack One. On the duo’s track, Bibby delivers a smooth and conscious vibe that touches the youth while Common graces the track with some OG rhymes.

Checkout the collab below and watch for the Free Crack 3 dropping next week…

[EVENT] Lyfe Is Dope 6 Set to Feature Project Pat and Lord T & Eloise


Lyfe is Dope is a Jam Session that you do not want miss out on! With only a few days left , Lyfe is Dope is preparing to take over the Memphis area with the biggest Jam Session in celebration of their 2 year Anniversary. Within these 2 years Lyfe is Dope Jam Session has become one of the hottest stages in the south featuring some appearances from Devin Steel (K97 director), Shanell (of Young Money), Drumma Boy (Grammy nominated producer), and Kameron Whalun (Bruno Mars) to name a few. The Lyfe is Dope Jam Session was created to be a culmination of the arts by founders DJ Dnyce and David Parks. Lyfe is Dope creates an atmosphere for DJs, Musicians, Painters, Artists, Directors, Filmmakers, and Dancers alike to be able express themselves through their individual talents in the same room. This year the main event will feature some pretty dope acts such Project Pat, Lil Wyte, Lord T & Eloise and DJ Charlie White and many more acts. Make sure you are in the building at Minglewood Hall on November 25 and grab your tickets now! TICKETS



[EVENTS] Big Krit & Bobby Valentino Perform at Fisk Homecoming (recap)

Last week, Big Krit took time away from his current Kritically Acclaimed Tour to visit Nashville, TN for a special show. Fisk University celebrated homecoming as the Mississippi performed in front of a packed crowd performing tracks off his most recent “Its Better This Way” mixtape, “A King Remembered In Time,” and many more. The show also featured recording artist, Bobby Valentino. Krit took to the stage alongside DJ Dibia$e as he stated that he was no stranger to Music City. Giving 100% to his crowd, he recited lyrics from Mt. Olympus with no music and upbeat to see if the crowd could keep up. Nashville videographer, and 2Ls contributing videographer Alyx Walker delivers the video recap of the night’s events as Andre Rowlett gives us the photo recap.

[EVENTS] Big Krit & Bobby Valentino Perform at Fisk Homecoming (recap)


































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[MUSIC] M.I.A.- Borders

M.I.A. returns with new music as her previous release came with her album Matangi (released three years ago). Her newest single “Borders” holds us over as she is currently working on her fourth album Matahdatah.

It’s been three years since M.I.A. put out her last album Matangi, but hopefully this is a sign of better things to come. The London artist has released her new single “Borders,” and just like one of her releases from the summer “Broader Than a Border,” the theme remains the same. There’s no word on the release date for her fourth album Matahdatah, but we presume it’s coming at some point in the new year.

[MUSIC] Charliee Royal – Lotto (prod. by Fresh Jones)


We’ve been paying attention to Florida native Charliee Royal as he has released new music to hold us over as he works on his Royal Life EP. The Orlando artist has caught the attention of many with his track “Day Ones,” which we can expect the video to be released soon, but has recently linked with Street Execs producer, Fresh Jones, for his most recent release “Lotto.” Fresh Jones is known for the production work from his past collabs with 2 Chainz, Bankroll Fresh, 21Savage, Lil Boosie, and many more.

Lotto displays a slightly different sound but it works for Royal as his wordplay mashed with the bass synths and kicks from Jones create a unique chemistry. Keep up with Charliee Royal via Soundcloud.

[VIDEO] Tremayne- City Lights


Prior to one’s belief, the growing culture within Canada surpasses any thoughts of ‘The 6′ that may end at Drake. Known for the sports, arts, and other major events coming out of Canada, there has been an eye-opening conversation with people such as Tremayne that suggests we pay attention.

During the A3C Festival, we came across Tremayne, who is an upcoming artist and had a one-on-one conversation on how there are many things about Canada that one would not know about at first glance. We are well familiar with artists like Drake, The Weeknd, P Reign, Kardinal Offishall, Tory Lanez and newcomer Alessia Cara, who all  pride themselves in being from the Canadian grounds.

However, what appeals most to us is the grubby, not so mainstream culture that ties the Canadian territory to the US in more ways than one. Artists such as Tremayne relate to a more the grimey, not so polished upbringing of the culture. Don’t get us wrong, we enjoy the artists listed above. However, the grimey, culture-driven artists are where the foundation comes from. We plan to dig more into the culture of Canada, but today we release Tremayne’s newest video for his single “City Lights.” You get a raw look at the arts, dance culture, fashion sense, and lyricism we hope to familiarize you with soon. The video was directed by Miguel Barbosa, edit by Ryan C. Glover. Check it out below and follow up with Tremayne via Soundcloud


Co-Directed: Yeah Films/ StayOutLate Arts & Entertainment
Film/ Edit: Miguel Barbosa/ Ryan C. Glover
Director: Miguel Barbosa
Production Company: Yeah Films
Produced by: StayOutLate Arts & Entertainment


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Nashville artist Michael McQuaid releases his new EP Glasshouse.

Glasshouse is McQuaid’s strongest work yet. The 6-track EP serves as the perfect soundtrack for a heartbroken lover. Glasshouse is a genre bender that mixes Rock and that new Alternative R&B sound. Nashville songwriting team Triple Suplex provide a moody mix of heavy 808s and whirling synths that combine to tell the story of a lover faced with the many stages of a fragile love life.


Michael McQuaid has a diverse list of influences that include everyone from the Beatles to Sam Cooke. The Texas native moved to Nashville to pursue music. He’s developed his artistry and his sound to deliver something special for listeners. While originally coming from a Pop/Rock background he has made the transition into the realm of R&B.

Glasshouse is the product of that transition and showcases McQuaid’s diversity.

Stream Glasshouse below and check out other work from Michael McQuaid on SoundCloud.




Nashville’s own Mike Floss releases the long awaited follow up to For The Rebels 2.

The 10-track project includes the hit “Dope Boy Dreaming” and features production from Syk Sense and Ducko McFli.

Since releasing his last project to now, 2015 has been great to Mike Floss so far. From making waves on Tidal, performing at Jay-Z’s Made In America music festival, and support from major outlets, the release of Don’t Blame the Youth would seem to be the icing on the cake, but you can expect so much more.

Be sure to stream the project below but also support and buy on iTunes.