Get to know one of Philly's Hottest New Soul Singers in this up-close-and-personal short documentary. This documentary was an official Selection Dever Pan African Film Festival and was created by ReelBlack. She's one of our many featured performers for our hurricane fundraiser on Saturday October 21, 2017 at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia. She's donating her time and talent so that we can raise money to provide for families in the USVI who have been devastated by the hurricanes. Through the Adopt a Family Program, we will purchase, pack and ship each families requests with love, from Philly. For more info and tickets please click here.
Lady Alma’s fans run the gamut – from progressive artists like Moby, Kindred the Family Soul, India.Arie, Joan Osborne, Musiq and Les Nubians to regular working-class folk in West London clubs and West Philly barber shops. In cities everywhere from Atlanta and Amsterdam to Toronto and Tokyo, vocal sensation Alma Horton — known to her fans worldwide as LADY ALMA – has become the name to know, deemed “the heart & soul of Philadelphia’s soul scene” and heralded as “the truth in a roomful of lies” among tastemaker’s circles.
In 1997, hip-hop was enjoying a unprecedented boom. For the better part of a decade, the genre had had been growing creatively and expanding commercially. New York rap had been enjoying four year post-G-Funk resurgence that had been highlighted by acclaimed debuts from iconic acts like Wu-Tang Clan, the Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Jay Z, as well as landmark releases from Redman, A Tribe Called Quest and Mobb Deep, among others. 1997 opened with New York’s dominance firmly re-established.
While the year would come to be defined by the murder of the Notorious B.I.G., and the resulting “jiggy” shift in the wake of that tragedy, the debut album from Bronx duo Camp Lo, would follow a quirkier tradition; celebrating their refreshingly underground style and even flirting with the mainstream–courtesy of one of the greatest rap singles of all time.
Rappers Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede hailed from the mean streets of The Bronx, and were originally separate entities. Producer Ski Beatz introduced the two; soon thereafter, Geechi Suede, who had already been working under the tutelage of Ski, would begin to bounce ideas off of Sonny Cheeba, who was attending school in Virginia at the time.
Submit your email address above to get info when it's released on creative classes with Flygirrl for her Summer Session. Classes will vary in the subjects of Art, Graphics, Event Planning, and DYI for both adults and kids. Stay tuned!
On Friday, April 21, 2017, marks 1 year since the greatest to EVER do it passed away. Prince Rogers Nelson left us but left us his magic that we can live with forever. At Philly Loves Prince, we'll celebrate him through his music, film, videos, art and so much more. I'm planning a very special night and would love for you to save the date to be in attendance. Stay tuned by signing up for my email list or by joining the Facebook event.
In the meantime, please enjoy the entire night of music from Purple Vibes - the 5 hour night we produced the night after Prince passed away. DJ's Cosmo Baker, Mr. Sonny James and Lean Wit It poured their heart and souls into that night. It was bittersweet.
Thank you Bilal, Ursula Rucker, Johnny Brenda's and of course, you, Philly!
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Erykah Badu (aka Badulla Oblongata, aka Sara Bellum, aka Analogue Girl in a Digital World, aka @FatBellyBella, aka SHE ILL, aka Manuela Maria Mexico) breaks down the sometimes confusing meaning behind some of her most popular BADUIZMS. 'Cause girl...
Source: Centric TV
The countdown is on to our 4th Annual Philly Loves Dilla night! Saturday night, we gather on Dilla's 42nd birthday and the 10th anniversary of his passing. No better way to honor him than to gather and soak in all he's left us musically. DJ's Mike Nyce, Jay Ski and Mr Sonny James are spinning 3 for 3 on 4 turntables all night! With a tribute video and live and exhibited Dilla artwork by Flygirrl, Ameerah K Art, Son Art, JRuggs and Oronde Kairi Johnson. Some prints available and a portion of all proceeds will benefit The J Dilla Foundation. Doors at 9pm, $10 at the door. See you on the dance floor!
Enjoy this Dilla For Life mix by DJ Mike Nyce to get warmed up for Saturday and pass it on....
Music Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn and V live
Prince will play a surprise "Rally 4 Peace" concert at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore on Sunday, following the unrest last week over the death of Freddie Gray.
Other music stars are expected to join Prince and his 3RDEYEGIRL band at the Mother's Day concert, which they hope will be a "catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.," the announcement said.
National and local reaction to charges in Freddie Gray case
Tickets for the show, which was announced Tuesday night, go on sale at LiveNation.com Wednesday at 5 p.m.
"As a symbolic message of our shared humanity and love for one another, attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence," the announcement said.
Prince is expected to debut his protest song, written last week, entitled "Baltimore." The song has not been released, but the lyrics were posted online.
[Source : The Baltimore Sun]
Written by Colin Campbell
On April 6th 2015, it marked 2 years since the legendary nightclub Fluid closed its doors. It also marked the last night we hosted our legendary Tastytreats party. Incase you didn't know, myself, Ahmir, Questlove Thompson of The Roots, our host, Yameen Allworld and resident Dj Mike Nyce hosted a party called Tastytreats every Saturday night for 13 years at Filo's at then at Fluid nightclub! Whoa, right?
Fast forward to today. Silk City hits me up to take a date at the venue. Ironically, they mention a Tastytreats reunion of sorts. I couldn't think of a better idea, let's do it!
On Friday, May 15, we invite you to a one night Tastytreats experience. Dj's Mike Nyce and Questlove, Yameen on the mic, me on the dance floor..... And did I mention there will be Jawn T-Shirts for sale?!? AND we're celebrating Yameen's birthday!
We're pretty excited. We'll see you on the dance floor, get there early!! Doors open at 9pm. Tell a friend, they will thank you :)