Mo Pop 2018 Festival Lineup

Mo Pop, a Detroit music festival, announced its lineup.  With an electric mix of indie, R&B and rap including acts like St. Vincent, Daniel Caesar and Vince Staples.


This festival is giving me Pitchfork-like vibes, and hopefully that means I’ll see acts that I love, and be introduced to new music.

Tickets are currently going for $99.50 for a 2-day and $75 for a single day, so definitely get a 2-day. You can get them here.

Check out a playlist for the event below.



Pitchfork Announces The First Wave of Performers for 2018 Chicago Festival


Pitchfork Music Festival released its first wave of performers for its lineup for the 2018 Chicago festival. As they did last year, Pitchfork painted the lineup on a mural in Chicago. So far, only one of the headliners has been announced, Tame Impala on Friday. Other performers include DRAM and Chicago’s Ravyn Lenae.

You can see the lineup so far below, and also the live video of the painting of the video.

Friday, July 20:

Tame Impala
Julien Baker
Lucy Dacus
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Saturday, July 21:

Raphael Saadiq
This Is Not This Heat

Sunday, July 22:

Kelly Lee Owens
Irreversible Entanglements
(Sandy) Alex G
Ravyn Lenae

Where To Get Zoey’s Tupac Shirt From Grown-ish

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Zoey wore this deconstructed Tupac shirt during Season 1 Episode 8. It retails for $35 by MIMI CHICA. It is currently sold out at Nordstrom online, but you may be be available in some stores.



Where To Get Zoey’s TLC Shirt From Grown-ish

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Zoey wore this TLC shirt from Cross Colours during Season 1 Episode 8 of Grown-ish. You can get it on sale now for $25.19 at Pacsun here.


Valentine’s Day 2018 Playlist


Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love. Any type of love. Whether you are with a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, friends, pet or enjoying the day on your own, set the mood with this playlist below.


Galentine’s Day 2018 Playlist


What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas!

First introduced in 2010 during the second season of Parks & Recreation, Galentine’s Day is another Parks & Rec holiday that became a reality just like Treat Yo Self. Whether you are going out for drinks, having brunch, or just staying at home with your girls, check out a playlist below for your Galentine’s Day festivities.

Also, check out a clip from the first Galentine’s Day episode.


Big Sean Announces “Unfriendly Reminder” Tour Where Fans Can Choose The Setlist


Big Sean announced his new Spring tour called “Unfriendly Reminder.”  The name is fitting since Big Sean is celebrating about a decade in music and throughout his career he is often underrated.  Also, sometimes some of his songs don’t get their due while on tour. This time around, fans get to submit their own setlist for the tour and the songs that get the most votes will be played.  Each city has its own voting system, so because of this, each city could have an entirely different show.

I think this is an incredible idea and I’m surprised that this isn’t more popular for other tours.  Usually during a tour, artists only perform their singles, or just songs of their most recent albums and a lot of B-sides fall by the wayside.  In the voting system, Big Sean included all his albums, mix tapes, and most songs that he is featured on.  You can also write in songs for your vote.

I’ve seen Big Sean live a couple times and know some of his go-to songs to perform live, and some are my favorites, so I included them in my setlist, but I also did include songs from the Detroit mixtape and my favorite songs for The Social Experiment album, Surf, “Wanna Be Cool.”  Also, one of my guests verse “Paper Scissors Rock” from Chris Brown’s album F.A.M.E. was also included. I love the line “we connected, then need space. I swear all love was written in cursive.”

Check out Big Sean’s tour announcement and my setlist below. You can also check out pictures and the setlist from his last Chicago show here.


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Kendrick Lamar and SZA release video for Black Panther’s “All The Stars”

Kendrick and SZA released the first visual for the Black Panther soundtrack.  The video was directed by Dave Myers & the little homies, who have directed all the videos for Kendrick’s Damn. album thus far.

A lot of times when a music video is made for a song from a movie soundtrack, its usually just filled with clips of the movie.  However, Dave Myers & the little homies did not take that shortcut and created a visual that kept with the spirit of Black Panther will its African influences, but still is able to stand as a video on its own.

My favorite scene is the gold room. It definitely plays a trick with the eyes will all the layers, and you aren’t sure what is physical and what is digital.

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If you want to potentially see Kendrick and SZA perform this song together live, check out the tour schedule for TDE’s Championship Tour here.



Taylor Swift Shows Her Love for R&B On New Spotify Playlist


Taylor Swift released an updated playlist of her favorite songs on Spotify, and while it had expected pop hits, it also included unexpected R&B.

Some of Taylor’s favorite songs include Majid Jordan’s “Her” from their first EP A Place Like This,  and “One I Want” from their latest album, The Space Between.  Another new edition on the list was Jhene Aiko with “While We’re Young.”

She included Kehlani again, who she first showed loved to in an Intagram post of her favorite songs in 2015, with “Honey”  and “Good Life.”

It always fun to see what music other people like, especially an artist. Any songs on here that you like as well? Listen to the playlist below.


Chance The Rapper’s Organization SocialWorks Puts on Black History Month Film Festival

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Chance The Rapper’s non-profit, SocialWorks, is hosting a Black History Month Film Festival in Chicago. Movies will be shown every Friday and Saturday this month, with The Wiz first up. Other movies that will be shown to the public are Malcolm X, Black Panther and Ali. There will be a pre-show party for Black Panther including a DJ set, photobooth and giveaway for people who show their Black Panther ticket. There will be a private, invite only event for a showing of the movie Shot In The Dark, a basketball documentary that Chance produced.

Tickets for these events are $7 online or in person. Also, with a ticket for any movie that is bought online using promo code SMGChange, $1.50 will be donated to Social Works. For more information, click here.

I find this to be exciting because I feel like their aren’t any huge celebrations for Black History Month. I think it is important to celebrate the culture in all its forms and I hope to see more events like this.