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Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest and Romain Virgo Will Take the NJPAC Stage

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center will hold an amazing lovers rock night on Saturday August 10,2019 at 8 p.m. Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest and Romain Virgo will all share one stage. “Rockaway” and “Tempted to Touch” singer Beres Hammond will serenade the crowd with his sweet reggae music. He is known for his classic reggae songs and sweet serenading voice. Beres is one of many people who shaped and continues to uphold the reggae music legacy. Along side him will be British reggae artist Maxi Priest and Jamaican artist Romain Virgo. Of Jamaican decent Maxi Priest is a GRAMMY nominated vocalist. With recordings like “Wild World” and “Close to You” he is one of two British reggae artist with

"The Chi" Star Sonja Sohn Arrested for Cocaine Possession

Sonja Sohn from the Showtime Show “The Chi” was arrested and charged on Sunday morning in North Carolina for cocaine possession. Not only was she charged with cocaine possession but also a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. She is known for playing Brandons mom, Laverne, on “The Chi” and Detective Shakima Greggs on “The Wire”. She posted $1,500 bail and left the station right after. She is set to be arraigned Tuesday, July 23.

Throwback To The 90's

As a child born in the 90's and growing up in the early 2000's there were so many trends. Trends that we will never forget. I wish we could travel back in time and bring them back. Here are some of my favorite 90's/ early 2000's items: The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe was illest ride to have. All of my friends had Cozy Coupes. I remember rolling down my driveway feeling like I ran my town: Stacking Pencils were everyone's favorite pencil besides #2. Trying to erase your mistakes were impossible.: LIMEWIRE was the main platform for downloading free music. It took forever to download but it was all worth it in the end. Today most people pay for music subscriptions (Apple music, Spotify Tidal, etc):

Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift Album Will Feature A Number of African Artist

Mrs. Carter is giving us the summer we all needed. She just confirmed that her album The Lion King: The Gift will be released on July 19, 2019. The Lion King Movie soundtrack was released July 11th and features her single “Spirit”. Beyoncé has obviously been working hard in the studio. Her album The Lion King: The Gift will include her daughter Blue Ivy, husband Jay Z, Childish Gambino, Wiz Kid, Mr. Eazi, Pharrell and so many more. Beyoncé pays tribute to Africa by featuring a number of African artist along with Afrobeats. African artist include Tekno, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi and Shatta Wale just to name a few. "The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wanted to make sure we found the bes

Korey Wise Buys A Million Dollar Apartment Overlooking Central Park

Congratulations are in order for Korey Wise! Korey is one of five men apart of the Exonerated Five. He recently purchased a $925,000 Harlem apartment over looking Central Park. Korey was wrongfully accused and jailed for the 1989 rape and beating of a 28 year old jogger. He was 16 in 1989 and served the longest sentence. Wise only went to the police station to support his friend Yuseef Salaam, and ended up being amongst the five charged. Korey was incarcerated for 14 years. He was exonerated along with the other four in 2002. Korey was still serving his sentence when Matias Reyes admitted to the crime. In 2014, they received a settlement of $41 million after suing the city of New York. Since

Underscore Ave. Presents their First Annual Flowcase!

Underscore Ave. is one of the few music outlets who dedicate their time to showcasing real talent in the upcoming rap community. On June 29th, they threw their first annual artist Flowcase. They allowed musicians such as Euro Bands, Mars, Quality, Freddie Julee and many more to take the stage. All of the artist came hungry and ready to win the grand prize of $200.00. To win the crowd over rapper Euro Bands and his team handed each special guest a free shirt in honor of his performance. Which was a great marketing tool, that easily helped me identify who they were, I can admit I'll never forget them. New York City is known to be a tough crowd when welcoming new artist. With New York being the

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