Moneybagg Yo and radio personality Devin Steel. (Courtesy photo)
TSD’s All Over Town columnist Brianna A. Smith.

Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo has teamed up with to throw an hour-long live concert July 11 as tech companies and performers continue branching out in pursuit of ways to bring shows into the virtual realm as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage.

Last month, the Memphis powerhouse artist released the deluxe album for his latest project “Time Served,” which included seven new tracks. Features included Lil Baby, Rylo Rodriguez, Big Homiee G, Megan Thee Stallion and Big 30.

The pre-show sounds and entertainment will be provided by the “President of Afternoon Radio” Devin Steel, an on-air radio personality and pro- gram director for WHRK K97.

“This virtual performance gives fans the chance to feel like they are attending an actual concert without physically being there,” said Steel.

Memphis’ own Love & Hip Hop’s Jessica Dime will host the show, so I am certain the show will be extremely Memphis in dynamic, theme, energy and music.

The live performance will be done at an undisclosed location and not accessible to the general public to protect the safety of fans, staff and artists.

The show will be a full-scale production concert on stage with Bagg, background singers, a DJ and band.

“This company knows what they’re doing. It’s not an Instagram live show. It’s an actual produced concert with multiple 4k cameras. The quality is top notch,” said Steel.

“Considering you can’t go to a concert and summer has been ‘cancelled’ for all music festi- vals and tours, if you’re a Bagg fan or a lover of hip hop this is the future of what will be available… at least for right now.”

Most musicians and fans probably will not be able to congregate in a physical setting for a while, so digital events like this one are a promising way of moving forward.

“We seek to unite people through their shared love for high quality, entertaining performances,” according to’s website. “Join our audience and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a live show unlike anything you’ve seen before.”

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Tickets are $9.97 and are limited.