RISING LA RAPPER BLUEFACE GRACES THE COVER OF THE FADER ON STANDS NOW!

Rapper Blueface continues to conquer with his smash hit “Thotiana” from the album Famous Cryp (5th Amendment/eOne): -#1 most viewed music video last week on YouTube (U.S.) #1 artist on Spotify Viral 50 week of 2/14 190 MILLION Streams #4 Digital Song Sales #5 Rap Streaming Songs #6 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs #6 Hot Rap…

ROOTS AND CULTURE REGGAE BAND ROYAL KHAOZ JOINS 9 MILE MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP – LATEST SINGLE “SHOW ME YOUR MOTION” NOW ON TIDAL RISING: REGGAE PLAYLIST

(Monday, February 25 – New York, NY) – Rising roots and culture reggae band, Royal KhaoZ, has officially joined the line up of 9 Mile Music Festival taking place in Miami, Fl on Saturday, March 9. They will be joining the likes of Nas, Julian Marley, Barrington Levy, Shabba, Sizzla, Spice, Capleton, Busy Signal and more. The guys recently opened up for The Skatalites at Brooklyn Bowl in New York…

2019 ESSENCE Festival Unveils Epic 25th Anniversary Performance Line-Up – July 4-7, New Orleans, LA

February 25, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The ESSENCE Festival®, the world’s largest entertainment and cultural experience, celebrates its 25th anniversary during Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans and today unveiled part one of its epic 25thanniversary performance line-up. The impressive schedule currently features more than 80 of the most talented and…

INDIA LOVE TEAMS UP WITH UK-BASED FASHION RETAILER PRETTY LITTLE THING FOR LATEST MUSIC/VISUAL RELEASE “#Pretty” FEATURING will.i.am

Los Angeles, CA – Feb 22, 2019 – For her first release of 2019, recording artist, model, and influencer India Love collaborates with popular UK-based fashion retailerPRETTY LITTLE THING for the will.i.am-produced and featured single “#Pretty” through eOne Music. The music video will be released February 21, 2019, at Midnight EST. As part of the countdown excitement for the premiere of #Pretty music video…

Comedians Jess Hilarious & DC Young Fly Set to Host the Second Annual BET Social Awards

February 21, 2019 03:24 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Best known for their own viral videos, comedians @DCYoungFly, and @Jesshilarious_official will serve as the hosts for the second annual “BET SOCIAL AWARDS.” This LIVE one-hour event will feature special guests and exciting performances in an electrifying night that will celebrate viral social media moments over the past…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Season 2 – Episode 2: The Arc of Freedom & Social Justice Foundation Art Festival and Film Screening | Hosted by Fallon Victoria

The Arc of Freedom and Social Justice will be sponsoring their first event at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. This free event will screen the upcoming film “Respect Our Black Dollars” and offer a sneak peek of the film “George Raymond Thirst for Freedom”. CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR FREE TICKET NOW!!! The Arc of…

5 tips for copying celebrity style

Do you want to get the celeb look? If so, read on to discover more about how to copy the celebrity style of five of our biggest female style crushes.  Rihanna There is only one place to begin, and that is with Rihanna! Her day style is one that is a striking combination of sporty…

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LIL’ KIM RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GO AWFF”

New York, NY-February 15, 2019) Grammy award winner and music icon Lil’ Kim closes out New York Fashion Week with the release of her new single “Go Awff.” Originally previewed in September at the VFiles Fashion Show while strutting down the catwalk, Kim is excited to finally give her fans what they’ve been waiting for…

16-Year-Old Canadian Artist Isabella Nicole Releases Debut Song “Headphones” Today

February 5, 2019 — 16-year-old Canadian artist Isabella Nicole releases her new song “Headphones” today.  The hook-laden track showcases Isabella’s soulful voice and celebrates how you can get lost in — and inspired by– music.  “Headphones” will be featured on a new episode of MTV’s hit series Siesta Key tonight (9 PM ET/PT). STREAM “HEADPHONES” Follow Isabella Nicole:…

Kelly Rowland Set to Host 2019 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards

February 05, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Singer / actress, Kelly Rowland, has been confirmed to host the 12th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, will celebrate the artistry and activism of actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), actress/singer and author Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”),…

RAPPER TOKEN & TECH N9NE TEAM UP FOR NEW VIDEO “YOUTUBE RAPPER”

(February 1, 2019 – New York, NY) Boston rapper Token releases the new video for his next single, “YouTube Rapper,” featuring Tech N9ne, which is featured on his current album Between Somewhere.  Directed by Token and collaborator Ben Proulx, the video exudes the intense energy that both rappers bring when they attack the stage. “YouTube Rapper”…

ENTERTAINMENT ONE CELEBRATES RAPPER BLUEFACE IN NEW YORK

(New York, NY- January 31, 2019). Entertainment One (eOne), the label famous for artists like The Game, Royce 5’9”, Ray J, Lil Kim and more, is excited about the success of its newest hitmaker Blueface and his single “Thotiana,” which has climbed the charts in a matter of weeks. Last night, eOne hosted a private cocktail dinner at the famed Philippe…

20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration to Air on BET Networks on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00PM ET/PT

January 23, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Returning to BET Networks for the sixth consecutive year on February 2, 2019, The 20thAnnual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be hosted by National radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley. The annual NFL-Sanctioned event will take place during Super Bowl LIII week, filming in front of a live audience on Thursday,…

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ELLE VARNER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “POUR ME” FT. WALE

(New York, NY-January 18, 2019) Grammy-award winner Elle Varner kicks off 2019 with a brand, new single, “Pour Me” featuring Wale, and U.S. dates across the country. “Pour Me” was produced by Nascent and Jimmy Varner and features a laid back, R&B groove that has Elle reminiscing about a lost love. “The track is the…

ROYCE 5’9” TACKLES ADDICTION WITH NEW VIDEO FOR TRACK “COCAINE”

(January 18, 2019) Royce 5’9” releases the new video for his track “Cocaine,” today. The song will see its TV premiere on BET Jams this Sunday, January 20th. “Cocaine” is a deeply personal song which tackles the subject of addiction in a very thoughtful way. Directed by Safehouse, the video amplifies the heartbreaking yet uplifting…

ESSENCE Spotlights Art + Activism at Oscar-Week Celebration: 2019 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Honoring Amandla Stenberg, Kiki Layne, Jenifer Lewis and Regina Hall

January 14, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, today revealed the four extraordinary honorees for its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, celebrating the global influence of Hollywood’s leading female artist-activists—both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. The highly-anticipated Oscar-week luncheon will be…

PLATINUM SELLING R&B SUPERSTAR TANK GETS “DIRTY” IN VISUAL FOR NEW SINGLE NEW ALBUM COMING SPRING 2019

(New York, NY – January 11, 2019) Grammy-nominated R&B superstar Tank is back to kick off 2019 with his new single “Dirty,” via R&B Money/Atlantic Records. Co-written with longtime collaborator J. Valentine and produced by Cardiak (“When We”), “Dirty” is a follow up to his platinum-selling hit “When We.” The sultry single continues with Tank’s unforgettable lovemaking lyrics that come to life in…

Elle Varner joins Marsha Ambrosius on her Nyla tour in select cities

Marsha Ambrosius is taking NYLA on the road once again on her own U.S. tour. The songstress just hopped off of Maxwell’s 50 Intimate Nights Tour and now she’s taking her latest album to more fans on her upcoming 29-city tour. She’ll be joined by labelmate and singer/songwriter Elle Varner who just released some new…

5-Years of Southern Laced: Always remember why you started.

FROM THE EDITOR Southern Laced was born out of creativity during a very dark time in my life. Over the course of five years, it has slowly revealed itself as a quiet retreat filled with beauty, smiles, and vibrations of uncontainable sparkles and magical moments. Every day, you’ll find me quietly humming as I orbit…

All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute at “Aretha! A GRAMMY® Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” on Jan. 13, 2019

December 27, 2018 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Clive Davis, and CBS will pay tribute to the legendary career of 18-time GRAMMY®winner and 2008 MusiCares® Person of the Year honoree Aretha Franklin by presenting “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul.” Performing songs from her…