The BET Awards know their place in entertainment as the unofficial black family reunion for entertainment whether you are live at the event or at home taking it in from your couch and Twitter account. Once again the annual summer show came and conquered social media and the music industry for the night. With a guest list that bought out elite in music, film, sports and more ,and performers that showcased the best acts that are doing it right now. The evening, and its slight hiccups and brash delivery of Leslie Jones, was memorable. Surrounding the must see attire, performances
This past weekend the Broccoli City and Rolling Loud festivals ushered in Festival Season and provided a glimpse of the warm weather and good sounds that will be a part of the forthcoming months. Eyes are set on grand occasions like Lollapalooza and Hot 97 Summer Jam but for those who don’t like outdoors and crowds, arena concerts are heading to your city. 2016 served as the showcase for a number of dazzling tours such as The Bad Boy Family Reunion tour and the Drake and Future tag team of the Summer Sixteen tour. The Freebandz Gang leader will be
MTV has made the homie for their Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas at SXSW yearly. With the biggest boss Rick Ross holding down the duties of hosting, along with serving a performance, this year’s festivities were can’t miss. The Woodies are an award ceremony that doesn’t carry a long list of awards – this year’s show only has four – but it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t offer our opinion while we are based in Austin. Check out the 2017 Woodie edition of the sG Awards to see who also could have won the honor of the night. Cover Woodie
With the ever so unhumbled Grammy awards once again looming over us we here at sG have handpicked our choice for award winners this year…Sike this is actually just the thoughts of a staff writer with a great opinion on music…me. Hi. Anyway enough with the introduction. I can’t for the life of me understand why someone would want to skip such an experience that the Grammy’s provide. In 2017, we saw the Grammy’s take a huge step into the new age. This being that music that is available for media platforms only (i.e. mixtapes) gives anybody with a great
Months ago we learned that Lady Gaga was going to be the halftime entertainment of Super Bowl 51. She’s a great performer, it’s deserved and very likely will keep us all thoroughly entertained as we reload our plates and cups of beer. However, the powers that be – a.k.a #BlackTwitter – made sure their ballots were cast for their SB51 choice, who happen to be pulling for the Atlanta Falcons in Migos. In case you been under a rock, Migos have the hottest song of the early 2017 in “Bad & Boujee,” have released another banger to follow it up
Donald Trump got a W, Prince, Phife Dawg and others left this Earth, Suicide Squad sucked, depending on your view of things, 2016 was pretty shitty. But what didn’t suck was music. Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West all reigned supreme, Gucci Mane was released on good behavior and got back to being the trap factory, Chance the Rapper cemented himself in the upper-echelon, Rae Sremmurd showed their mainstays, J. Cole came back with no features again, Kendrick Lamar slid out a surprise offering and then killed features all year long. It was really an impressive showing from everyone. Throughout
Everybody makes his or her mark on the summer knowing that it is a season that can make your year, maybe even your career. With releases, tours and more, it’s plenty of ways to run the summer but with summer sixteen it looked to be owned in advance by the man who coined the phrase, Drake. Could anybody take the pre-established crown from the OVO front man and own the summer? Check out our ranking of the top seven summer MVPs on the following page.
Just like the weather, the summer is defined by whatever song is the hottest. Artists schedule their releases around the year’s warm months and hope to make an impact that leaves them with defining career moments and memories of fans as the tracks age. The past has seen the likes of Jay Z and Future – who happen to do it again – own the summer and the scene has been a spot for newcomers to make their mark. Take a look on the following page to view who cracks the list as the top seven songs of Summer 16.
In case you haven’t heard, the Grammy’s are now allowing streaming-only releases to be eligible for consideration for their nominations. Before, only retail releases were considered, meaning only albums that were sold versus free to the public would get a chance. Why is this so monumental and important? The debate could probably go on for hours, but here are 3 major reasons: Independent Artists Now Have a Great Shot At Nods As the years have progressed more and more artists are becoming “independent”. That is, not relying on a major label to help produce and release their art. With more