DoZay stops by the Crisco Kidd Block Party to premiere two new songs but, only one can be his official single. We ask the listeners to help us decide which they like best. You can vote too. Hit us on Twitter @CKBPshow @DoZay1 and use#NewAt9 & #Imagine or #KnockItOut to let us know which one you like better!
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One of my FAVORITE holidays, PERIOD.
To set the record straight, it’s not Screw’s birthday today, that happens July 20th. Nor, is it when he passed away; that’s November 16th.
June 27th is one of the most famous/recognizable freestyles (NOT a written “cypher” or “hot” 16 on-deck) not just in Houston, TX but in the South. So much, that some of the biggest records to come out of Houston have used lines from June 27th and made them hooks and some of the biggest artists to come out of Houston (I’ll even include Drake in this) have been influenced by this 35 minute freestyle.
Enough of the history lesson, just though it’s important to share so people have correct info.
Happy June 27th! One time for H-Tyne.
Whoop, here it is!
Now unmasked on the official cover, heart stealers Mack Wilds, August Alsina and Ed Sheeran represent for the future of R&B on VIBE’s Summer 2014 Issue.
In a unique photo shoot experience, the three crooners with a hip-hop heart invited a few of their biggest fans down to a single-level house in Los Angeles to be featured in the spreads. Ed and August compared their colorful tattoo sleeves. Mack charmed the entire set. August sipped mimosa after mimosa between looks. Ed played Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” on his guitar. Everyone turned up to Chris Brown’s “Loyal” blasting from a car radio.
But beyond the images, these three rising stars are depicted with insightful profiles that tell their intricate stories and blueprints for success. VIBE Deputy Editor Clover Hope pens Mack Wilds’ Shaolin-to-Hollywood-and-back trajectory. Music Editor John Kennedy explains Ed Sheeran’s intense love affair with hip-hop, while VIBE Vixen Editor Shanel Odum tells August Alsina’s hard knock life.
The three feature stories will hit newsstands in July, but in the meantime look out for the feature on Ed Sheeran, whose album drops today, on vibe.com 11:30 am. August Alsina and Mack Wilds follow at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm, respectively.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video and read excerpts from the stories below:
“Where am I gonna survive in a world of 2 Chainz and Drake? Frank, Miguel and all of these guys. I remember coming across them and being like, ‘Yo, bro, I got some music coming up.’ And they’re like, ‘Okay, cool, how’s that movie going?’” —Mack Wilds
“Just because I’m a man with an acoustic guitar doesn’t mean I have to play love songs. I want to straddle all worlds at once. I want to do my acoustic stuff, write for the biggest pop acts in the world, and also work with all the rappers I like, underground or not.” —Ed Sheeran
“Crack fucking ruined my family. So to be selling that shit and seeing what it do to people, you start to realize, ‘Damn, my heart might be a little too big for this shit.’” —August Alsina
Trigga drops the visuals for his latest single, “Foreign.” Not only does Trey star in the video, he also co-directs it with Gil Green.
Look out for the remix featuring Justin Bieber on his album, Trigga, droping July 1.
Check out everything foreign, from the cars to the women below!
Had to post this for my girl Yesi Ortiz, congrats on your producer debut! Some of you may have seen Bobby Love and his famous pimp slaps on Vine & Instagram, now you can get more than fifteen seconds in the video for “OG Bobby Love.”
Shouts to Young California, Brand X!
Follow Giovanni Watson aka Bobby Love on Instagram at @GiovanniW