BET Awards 2018: Nominees

The nominations for the BET Awards 2018 have arrived. The show is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 24th. This marks the 18th year that BET has shown appreciation to artist, entertainers, athletes along with the African American culture and arts. The turn out is expected to be bigger than before. With Dj Khaled…

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…

Yara Shahidi, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Nick Cannon, Jussie Smollett, Caleb McLaughlin, Yvonne Orji and More Join the Free BET Fan Fest Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

May 01, 2018 03:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the highly anticipated free BET Fan Fest lineup as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® June 21 – 24, 2018. The annual festival will include the return of Genius Talks, Acoustically Speaking, BETX Celebrity…

AT&T to Live Stream the Summer Concert at ATT.com and Twitter; and Freeform to Broadcast A 90-Minute Televised Special on June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

April 23, 2018 10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iHeartMedia will kick off the summer with the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango By AT&T hosted by Ryan Seacrest featuring performances from today’s hottest artists including Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, NF, Miguel, Janelle Monáe and Marshmello with a special guest performance by Logic,…

Be like Rihanna: We’re Taking Shots In Here

The 2017 Grammys will forever be remembered as the year Rihanna dazzled the cameras with her bedazzled flask. Although the customized handmade flask by celebrity fashion designer Glitter Death took 16 hours to crystallize, it only took one share on social media to become the most desirable accessory of the night. Yassss Queen🙌🏼 @badgalriri sneaking…

boohooMAN.com Celebrates the Launch of Their Collaboration with French Montana by Hosting a Party in LA

April 12, 2018 11:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This evening, international online retailer, boohooMAN.com, celebrated the launch of their collaboration with French Montana at an exclusive launch party in Los Angeles at Poppy for press, influencers and celebrities. Taking note from the product aesthetic and French’s very own style, the event served as…

R&B VOCALIST LEDISI TO HIT THE MAIN STAGE AT THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL

(Los Angeles, CA- April 6, 2018) R&B vocalist Ledisi is excited to join the lineup for the  2018 ESSENCE Festival taking place in New Orleans during the July 4th holiday weekend. The twelve-time GRAMMY® nominee will be hitting the main stage on Friday, July 6th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a special curation by The…

Celebrating Four Years of Southern Laced by Giving You CREATIVELY LACED: 5 Steps to Unleashing an Uninhibited Creative Process

“The constant gnawing and wanting to take nothing and make it into something. Stillness that irritates restless fingers connected to a steady wrist. The need to see the outcome of dreams manifested. The unmistakable gift one must live with from day-to-day. It’s a shadow in the dark waiting to be captured, written, sketched, hummed… It is the passion to create.” – Kelly Stone

WATCH NOW: GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST STOKLEY RELEASES “WE ME” VIDEO

With so many distractions from what really matters, multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Stokley releases a new video for his song “We Me.“ The song is featured on his new album Introducing Stokley.  A gift to his fans to help motivate them and keep their focus, Stokley acknowledges the part that music plays in…

Interview: Tawatha Agee of Mtume Talks To Southern Laced About Singing Background for Artists Like Luther Vandross, Working Behind the Scenes in the Music Industry, and Her Upcoming Project

When it comes to making it in the music industry, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Careful planning and hard work are sometimes overlooked because people are more inclined to focus on the end result and not what happens behind the scenes. For almost three decades, acclaimed vocalist Tawatha Agee’s has proven that…

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…

WATCH NOW: R&B SUPERSTAR TANK RELEASES “WHEN WE REMIX” VIDEO

Earlier this year, Tank dropped the “When We Remix” featuring labelmate Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign. Soon after, his single “When We” was officially certified gold by the RIAA. In an interview with Vulture, the 42-year old R&B shared, “I want artists from my generation to not feel like it’s over. As long as you still have…

Fifth Annual All ATL Show ​to Feature 112 * Jagged Edge * Silk * FABO * Ying Yang Twins Wolf Creek Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA (March 12, 2018)  The annual All ATL Show, which usually sells out, will return to Wolf Creek Amphitheatre, in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Grammy-winning quartet, 112 and Grammy-nominated group, Jagged Edge will co-headline.  They will be joined by the highly celebrated, R&B quintet, Silk, Grammy-nominated duo, Ying Yang Twins, and FABO. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 13th at 10am EST!! Tickets start at $45…

How to Capitalize On Your Creative Talent

Talent is one of those terms that we’ve heard a lot either in reference to us or those around us. Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you can memorize pages upon pages of poetry. Maybe you’re particularly skilled at wood carving. We use talents in our daily lives, turn them into hobbies, utilize…