GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 3: Jake Wil | Hosted by Santana

Mississippi’s own singer and rapper Jake Wilbourne, better known as Jake Wil, grew up around a family of musicians and singers. So it wasn’t a surprise when he gained fan momentum with his cover of Bryson Tiller’s Exchange, which was effortlessly filled with his unique style and melodic harmonies.

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 2: Urban Mystic | Hosted by Santana​

Many people know Urban Mystic as the “little man with a big voice”. Tonight on GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast, the vocal powerhouse known for his hit singles, “I Refuse” and “Where Were You” talked to host Santana about his start in the music industry and his partnership with Coors Light, which highlights his latest single, “Be Mine”.

​GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 1: Juneteenth on Farish Festival & Parade 2018 | Hosted by Santana

SOUTHERN LACED spoke with Keyana Hawthorne and Monique Mapp of Legacy Builders Inc. about the history of June 19, 1865, which is also known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day and Juneteenth Independence Day. Many African Americans, both young and old, have never heard of the day that celebrates the freedom of the last slaves in America.

Armed with almost invisible pages of the U.S History book, Hawthorne and Mapp shared their knowledge in a detailed conversation with SOUTHERN LACED host Santana for the GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast.

Southern Laced attends Scottie Willis & R.E.A.P.’s Album Release Party

Thursday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Scottie Willis & R.E.A.P. “The Live Experience” album release party. It was an amazing experience. The beautiful music and live performance by this group of talented singers was music to my ears. From beginning to the end, their angelic voices captivated my soul. Not only did R.E.A.P. sing…

Southern Laced Takes Five With Creative Visual Artist Daphne Curry

Working IT support might be her day job, but being a Creative Director is her dream. Daphne Curry started dancing around the age of three in a variety of genres. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she fell in love with the art, which has taken her places like Scotland and London. During an exclusive…

Premiere: GStampz releases new poetic freestyle “Symbols”

“We often see our life through the perception of symbols.” – Gstampz GStampz continues to bring poetry to life with beautiful lyrical content coupled with an awesome array of dope beats. During the month of January, he successfully reintroduced himself to the world with the premiere of his freestyle song entitled  “If I Could Meet…

Social Media Influencers Dazzle Offline at the BET Social Awards

Last night, BET Networks presented their first Social Awards. The event focused specifically on social media icons, from Instagram megastars to YouTube creators. Michael Blackson, a Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian, hosted the show, which included nominee categories such as Best Tea, Issa Wave, Social Hustle, LMAO!, Clapback, Best Podcast, Mood AF, and BaeWatch. An…

SOUTHERN LACED TAKES FIVE WITH HOT COP BYLYNN HATCHER

In the midst of chaos during Hurricane Irma, Bylynn Hatcher emerged as one of the #HotCops from the Gainesville Police Department. Although social media was taken back by his dashing good looks, those who know him best can attest that he’s just as beautiful on the inside. As a cop for four years, not only…

Interview: Santana and Tiffany talk to Cheryl Fortune​ about her new album, domestic violence, proper love and why she’s not a victim of her past

I, along with Tiffany Lindsey, had an opportunity to talk to Gospel recording artist Cheryl Fortune. With a new single (“Fighter”) that has been making waves on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart for three consecutive weeks, Fortune remains humbled by the experience. Fortune hasn’t always been a solo artist. She is known as a member of…

Upcoming Artist Alert: TrayDiesel And KD $alsa 

I had the opportunity to sit down with two upcoming artist, from Jackson, Mississippi. TrayDiesel and KD $alsa are working on a project together entitled, “Out the Mud”, that drops June 17,2017. It will be available on Spinrilla everywhere. Here is my exclusive interview with TrayDiesel and KD $alsa: Santana: Where did you guys get…

Meet Upcoming Artist: King Courtt

Today, I had the opportunity to have a face to face interview with upcoming artist King Courtt and I would have to say he is nothing like any other artist that I have spoken with in the past. King Courtt is something special. He’s not just about music. He truly believes in giving back to…

Happy Birthday, Chris Brown!

Today is another one of my favorite artist birthday… Chris Brown. I have been a Chris Brown fan since his first single “Run It” came out. I knew for a fact that he was going to be around for a very long time. He was so different and extremely talented. Even though, he’s had some downfalls…

Crime Mob Reunite for New Album?

I’ve read this all over the social media and I’m glad that this is true. I miss this group because they had songs that made you want to get krunk or yep in my white t or even rock yo hips.  For those who don’t know who Crime Mob is, you were born in the…

Finding Our Black and Brown Girls!

Over the past weeks, many black and Latina girls have been disappearing in Washington D.C. and a lot of people have been wondering why there hasn’t been a public Amber Alert. It’s as if they are not trying to find these girls who are being kidnapped. Missing Person: Jessy Hernandez, 23, last seen 3/21 in…

Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan!

Chaka Khan is a Legend of the Decade! Even after all these years, she still looks just as beautiful as ever. Honestly, I need to see what kind of water she’s drinking so I can look as young as she does when I get her age. I didn’t hear about Chaka Khan until I was…

‘America’s Got Talent’ Sets Tyra Banks As New Host For Season 12

Recently, everyone has been wondering, “Who will be the new host for ‘America’s Got Talent’ ?” It was set to have Marlon Wayans, but shockingly we were completely wrong. The new host of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is none other than Tyra Banks. America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam,…

Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

The 59th Grammys Recap

I would have to say that this is one of the best Grammy shows I have seen in a long time. There were so many amazing moments throughout the show… from Chance The Rapper to Beyoncé to Bruno Mars to even the speech Adele gave to acknowledge the work of Beyoncé. Those performances gave me…