Possible Drake and J.Cole Tour in the Works?

Originally Published on All Hip Hop.com on Feb 1st, 2016.

Rumors have been swirling around that J.Cole and Drake may be gearing up for a summer tour together! Earlier today, Ebro, of Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning show, suggested that the pair could be hitting the road together.  He didn’t give much detail on the possible blockbuster tour, however he did say an official announcement could be made this later on this week.

Cole has yet to disappoint with all his endeavors in the last few months.  He recently released a live version of 2014 Forest Hills Drive and celebrated the success of his HBO special, which documented his homecoming concert in North Carolina. Cole has been linked with fellow rap superstar Kendrick Lamar, as the duo are rumored to be dropping a collaborative album in the near future.   However, it seems like the fans would enjoy a Drake and Cole partnership just as much.

The pair have already shared the stage on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour in 2012, and Cole even brought Drake out on his homecoming 2014 Forest Hills Drive concert.  By the time this new tour comes, Drake’s highly anticipated View’s From The 6 will already be out.  So it seems like this tour could be a problem, in a good way.  Let’s hope it really goes down.

 

[#Music Monday] Nigerian Hip Hop Artist @IcePrinceZamani

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THALSPOT.COM 

Nigerian Hip Hop artist Ice Prince talks performing, musical inspiration, and connecting his music with American culture.

Ice Prince graced the Sound Culture Fest stage, performing some of his latest hits like Bossand Marry You as well as taking it back to his chart topping hit Oleku.  Although he joined the lineup at the last minute, the Prince had the crowd rocking to his beautiful blend of Afro Beat Pop and Hip Hop sounds.

IMG_1600If the vibe is right, 100 percent, If I planned to go 10 songs, I can go 20, I can go forever.”  Ice Prince describes the important role the crowd plays in his performing.  Feeding off the crowd vibe like it’s his kryptonite, he transcends their energy through his stage presence.  Crowd reading is vital as a performer in order to understand what they want to hear and give them the greatest possible experience.

“I don’t try to force the Western World on my Music,” said Ice Prince, “I just open the Western World up to my music.”  Influenced by artists such as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill andNigerian Superstar Mr. IncredibleIce Prince blends Hip Hop and Pop beats with traditional Nigerian and Afro Beat sounds.  Although he admires the bold personalities of such American artists, he stays true to his sound and culture. He takes his listeners on a journey through rhythms and emotions as he laces his sound with the perfect balance of instruments, vocals, and catchy lyrics.  “If they like my music, great for me, if not, then we’ll try again with something else.”

While his upcoming album Jos to the World is in the works, Ice Prince recently debuted his fashion line 24.  With a BET Award, two Nigerian Entertainment Awards, and three Headie Awards under his belt, Ice Prince is setting the stage for an outstanding worldwide career.

You can check out Ice Prince‘s performance at Sound Culture below.  And check out more of Ice Prince‘s music here.

Frank Ocean Lets Fans Know #BoysDontCry

Published on Sway’s Universe.com on April 7th, 2015

Fans have practically been climbing up the wall, anxiously waiting for Frank Ocean to give word on when they can expect the follow up to his sophomore album, Channel Orange.  His unofficial hiatus from the music scene hasn’t made the wait any easier.

However, Ocean relieved fans with news that the wait wouldn’t be much longer.  He announced a July release for his upcoming album using the hashtag #BoysDontCry.  Ocean also teased about a magazine publication that will accompany the album.

He dropped clues on his tumblr page, where he posted an image with the caption “I got two versions. I got twooo versions…” and the hashtags #ISSUE1, #ALBUM3, #JULY2015, and #BOYSDONTCRY.

In the period since Channel Orange’s release, Ocean has made modest appearances on Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, John Mayer’s Paradise Valley, Beyonce’s self entitled album, and even performed a song called “Hero” with Diplo and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon.

Frank Ocean has teased fans about an album release before. However it’s confirmed that Ocean has been working with Hit-Boy, Rodney Jerkins, and Kevin Risto on a new album over the past year.

Here’s to hoping that this time is the real deal.

[Trending Tuesday] Top 10 Most Broken New Year’s Resolutions

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Around this time of year, everyone reflects on the last 12 months and charts out their magnificent plan for the new year.  Change or improvement is always a good thing and the start of the new year is a perfect time to renew lost commitments or start new projects .  However most people choose to make such a drastic life change, that after a few weeks, it all goes out the window.  Here we have some resolutions that often go forgotten and tips to help you adhere to your promises.

guitar10 – Learn something new. Many people have a desire to learn something new. Maybe it’s a new language. Maybe it’s learning how to play an instrument. It sounds good, right?  But these often get dropped because these are large goals.  In order to achieve huge goals like these, you first need to set and achieve smaller goals along the way.  Learning something new…

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2013 Means New Projects. #WatchOut

Happy New Year Bloggers!!!

I hope this new year brings nothing but blessings and positive energy to everyone.  So far this new year has been good to me and has allowed for great opportunities in which I can better myself on my path towards my career.

After hours of lectures, tracking/shadowing, and studying, I have officially passed the 88.7fm WRHU Radio Hofstra University Training Course.  I am currently a Local Traffic and News Reporter for the show Newline which airs Monday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  I am also a disk jockey for the R&B Serenade, airing Sundays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  I hope to get more involved with news production and music production at the station and hopefully I get my own music show before I graduate.

I advise any Hofstra broadcast student to join WRHU. Although a lot of work must be done in order to become a member, IT IS ALL WORTH IT! You get hands on experience with state of the art equipment, you learn the rules and regulations of the FCC, and you get to be a part of an exemplary college radio station which can compete with commercial stations across the country.

Tune into 88.7fm, download the WRHU app, or click here, to  listen to WRHU broadcasts.

I have also had the pleasure of joining Tha L Spot, a networking and public relations company, directed towards independent entertainment artists.  My first project with Tha L Spot included interviewing the artists performing in the Live Wire Rising Star Concert Series on December 22nd 2012.  I was nervous to do the interviews, being that they were my first recorded interviews, but I did my research on the artists and prepared as much as I could.

After watching the footage of the interviews, I was proud of my work, however I realized they were not perfect and I did have some growing to do as a journalist. I am a hard working and dedicated young woman, and I will put in the effort needed to perfect my skills.

My latest achievement has been accepting an internship with Black Dance Magazine.  I came across their facebook page and noticed they were taking suggestions for their premiere issue.  I emailed the editor with my ideas and she asked me to go ahead and write the story.  Within 24 hours, I emailed her the first draft of the article, including 3 interviews.  I guess she liked the article because it was accepted for publication in the premiere issue of Black Dance Magazine and they offered me an internship.  They also invited me to the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, where Black Dance Magazine will debut it’s first issue.

Although I will be very busy with my new projects, I am excited for the experiences I will gain from these endeavors.  I plan to learn from every experience and use it to better my craft.  With a positive attitude, dedication, and room for growth, I will reach and exceed my goals.

I appreciate all support, suggestions and criticisms.  Follow this Blog and Follow me on Twitter @CamilleJCruz

Misconceptions of Greek Life. written by me 🙂 check it out.

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For over 100 years, Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO’s) have revolutionized the college experience for African-American students through substantial traditions of brotherhood and sisterhood, civic action and numerous amounts of community service and philanthropy. However, these commendable achievements often go unnoticed due to the stereotypes and misconceptions of these fraternities and sororities.

“It is important for others to see personal testimonies of Greek life,” said Lauren Taylor, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. With the media focusing on the social lives of fraternities and sororities, the purpose of these organizations is often hidden. Some people may say they associate Greek life with hazing and extreme partying. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, hazing is defined as the practice of harassment through unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult tasks or tricks.

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