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Jai Musiq rolls forward with ‘The Sap Junt’

After months of releasing singles, music videos, freestyles, radio appearances and personally funded tours across the South and beyond, Jai Musiq finally has released his long awaited project, “The Sap Junt.” At the heart of this new wave of Memphis talent is Joshua Jones, also...

RobenX to the rescue

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“If I died today, I know why I was born. I was born to speak out against bullying, build awareness about albinism, and share my love for music with the world!” So says Memphis-based rapper Robdarius Brown, whose alter ego and stage name is RobenX....

Ready for “Round 2?” Memphis rap duo LAE to host listening party for latest project

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The Memphis’ duo LAE, is next up on the Memphis’ rap scene. The rap group consists of Latevious Rayford and Joshua Sandlin, who go by the stage names of Tay9 and Ghost, respectively. The childhood friends both played football at Bellevue Middle and at Central...

’Tis the season for Karen Brown Live: The Holiday Edition!

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’Tis the season to add some holiday spirit to your soul-music diet. And right on cue, well known songstress Karen Brown will be performing live November 25th at her annual holiday soiree. Brown has been shutting down venues with her powerhouse voice for several years!...

Kashief is ‘therapy’ for real-singer seekers

If you’re a music lover grimacing at what often passes for talent these days and wondering “where are the real singers,” perhaps a listen to Kashief would be satisfying to you. A graduate of Overton High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Kashief began singing...

HitKidd stakes his claim as Memphis rap evolves

Memphis rap is in the midst of a special moment. The city’s youngest and brightest talents are actively developing their own distinct takes on what the Memphis hip-hop/rap scene can be and showing that it can thrive beyond the borders of its region. “The music...

Bernal Elery Smith II Commemorative Weekend kicks off Saturday

“You have to take responsibility for you, for creating the path to the future you desire. No one can do that for you. The choices you make, determine your fate.” – Bernal Elery Smith II October 22 will mark one year since my father, Bernal...

Beyoncé + JAY-Z = “On the Run II” tour was epic as expected

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PASADENA, Calif. – Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run II Tour – a Mr. and Mrs. affair primed to show off the power of two, rather than the transcendent talent of one or the other – landed at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif....

Mempho Music Festival: Back and bigger

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Rolling with the momentum of its 2017 debut, the Mempho Music Festival is back and bigger for its second year. Mempho is a blend of today’s best artists and tunes with Memphis’ storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food and nature...

JRoc seeks to inspire with cartoon creativity

Jarvis Howard, also known as JRoc, is reimagining characters from classic cartoon shows as African-American – and the swag is unreal. JRoc, a 24-year-old Tunica, Miss., native, began putting spins on classic cartoons when he drew Spongebob Squarepants and put all of the SpongeBob characters from...