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[EVENT] #NAENAEONTHESCENE: ‘JIDENNA – LONG LIVE THE CHIEF TOUR’

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Hey, what’s going on my good people? It’s your girl NaeNae back with #NaeNaeOnTheScene concert review. The very sexy Jidenna stopped through the city of Indianapolis for his Long Live The Chief Tour and your girl was there to capture the show. This sold out concert took place at the Old National Centre in the The Deluxe Room. Before Mr. Classic Man hit the stage, Manny Wellz opened up the show. Even though, I wasn’t familiar with him but by the time he left the stage I had became a fan. After a brief break, Jidenna hit the stage and it was non-stop energy from him, the band and the crowd. He performed several songs from his latest album, The Chief. And of course, Jidenna performed the hit song that made the world take notice of him, Classic Man. But one of the biggest highlights from the concert was when Jidenna decided to go through the crowd as he performed. Jidenna put on an amazing show and with a few more shows left on his tour (which most have already been sold out); so hopefully you already got your tickets. Cause it’s a concert you don’t want to miss.

Here is some footage from the Indianapolis show.

     

 

 

 

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[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: I Love The 90s featuring “Silkk The Shocker”

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What’s good everyone, its your girl NaeNae brining you another #NaeNaeOnTheScene event review. Last Thursday, Mr. ‘It Aint My Fault’ aka Silkk The Shocker was in Indianapolis for ‘I Love the 90s’ presented by Pretty Boy Entertainment. The show took place at Indy’s Sky Bar downtown. It was a good descent crowd that showed up to see the No Limit Solider perform some of his classic hits. But before Silkk hit the stage, it was about 10 local artists that performed along with one of the newest members from No Limit Empire. Silkk was on stage for about an hour performing a melody of No Limit hits and even performed one of his latest songs, Allergies. The crowd was super hype belting out pretty much every word to the songs Silkk performed. (Especially the girl that was next to me, you will hear her a few times screaming the words to the songs in the footage below. LOL) I had a good time at this Throwback Thursday edition presented by Pretty Boy Entertainment and can’t wait to see what’s the next event they put on.

     

Until next time, its your girl NaeNae as always bringing you #NaeNaeOnTheScene event reviews.

Peace and Blessings.

 

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[EVENT] Bo Dean Returns Strong and Vibrantly Get Hip W/ @DJ Mos Precious

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After a hiatus, Bo Dean returns with a once in a lifetime St. Louis stage show featuring a live band and a lot of musicial energy. Featuring acts like Miistro Freeyo and Sal Calhoon, and Poetiq x and The Poets will be taken over the Duck Room at one of the livest concert halls in the Loop area, Blueberry Hill.

As the city awaits FROAmerica, Bo Dean is cooking up one  of his best masterpieces til date. After losing his Father to cancer and re-balancing his career and life. This concert will be more of a reward to the growth within his life. I am personally asking the city and surrounding people to attend this event. I feel it will be a great night for St. Louis Music Scene with some of the top artists evolving on the Midwest caliber of waves.

 

As a special treat for being one of my readers is a an exclusive listen tp song collection here Bovember.com!!!

 

Keep in touch with Bo Dean

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@bovemberdean

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[Events] BET Awards ’17: “Grey” Carpet Pictures

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Check out some of your favorite celebrities on the grey carpet on the way into the BET Awards show this year. DJ Samore caught artist like Tank, Sevyn Streeter, Future, Queen Latifah, New Edition the  and cast from the movie, and many more hitting the red carpet. The “red” carpet pre show was hosted by Nick Cannon; performances from Nick’s new artist, August Alsina, , Kyle, Lil Yachty, Yfn Lucci, PnB Rock, and Jaqueess. Check out some of the photos from the show.

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[EVENT] KOD SUMMER JAM

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[Event] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: Jus Will Presents: B. Yond Music

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Hey, I know you was wondering where’s that #NaeNaeOnTheScene review. It’s been a long and super busy week but I’m back with another dope review. I attended jus Will presents: B. Yond Music at Morty’s Comedy Club on the eastside of Indianapolis.

The monthly event started back in January of 2013 from the minds of poet, jus Will and entertainment manager/entrepreneur, Brittany Brookins. jus Will presents: B. Yond Music initially was just poetry and live music but during their last year they added comedy to the show. The event has brought poets to Indianapolis from all over the country, some having appeared on Verses N Flow and Def Poetry Jam. Even though, the monthly event in January of this year, jus Will and Brittany had agreed to do pop up shows at random. So when they were approached with the idea to collaborate with the makers of Straight Up Stupid to bring it back for Memorial Day Weekend Special, it just felt right.

The night all started with comedian and host for the night, Damon Williams warming up the crowd with some jokes and kept the energy going throughout the night as he introduced each performer along with doing a mini interview with each performer.


First performer to hit the stage was songstress, Megan Simonton. When I tell you she can sing, she can SANG! She started off with a cappella along with her rendition of Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone then ended with a Jill Scott song. Next up was one of the creators of this event, jus Will giving the audience some of his greatest poetry. One is which is dedicated to the city of Indianapolis talking about the crime and violence going on in the inner city.

 

 

 

Then, came Ms. Tasha Jones and that dress she was rocking. LOL. Another super dope poet blessing the audience with her amazing poetry and did I mentioned THAT DRESS she had on. I love her witty humor
as her poems talked about self-love and relationships. The headliner for the night was the hilarious Darius Bradford. That man had the building hollering in laughter as he talked about his love for younger women,
his dislike for fast food drive-thru and much more.

 

It was such an amazing night with music, poetry and laughter and you know your girl got you covered on some great footage from that night. Hopefully, jus Will presents: B. Yond Music will put on another epic event before this year ends. Its your girl, NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene signing off. Stay tuned for more reviews from me. Peace and Blessings.

 

 

      

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One Mans Art….A conversation with Louis Picasso by @DJLayneLuv

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When your 20 year old daughter tells you “Daddy you have to listen to this artist….” with all of her enthusiasm, you have no choice but to drop everything and give her your undivided attention. The back story is that she was attending a listening party and she got there extremely early to find a young man setting up stage and lighting. As she engaged in conversation with the young man she became intrigued by his views and outlook on certain things. They ended their small talk without any exchange of names. She gradually attended the party to the progression of the featured artist for the evening. As they introduce the featured artist, she then made the connection with the moment of clarity. Louis Picasso was the gentleman from earlier setting up his own show. She was even more impressed with the quality of his music.

Come to find out, he’s well known in Ypsilanti Michigan and has a commendable following. With his latest single Gold, he’s booked for a few dates across the country including some dates in California.

It is one thing to know a person by their art…but to get to know the authentic person behind the art is something totally different altogether. When I speak to masterful musicians, I am so amazed by their humility and dedication to their craft. This conversation gave me hope for my daughters generation. So much is lost in translation based on age differences that when two people put aside those prejudices, they find they have a lot more in common than not. Speaking to this young man made it refreshing that he is in my daughters circle. And Oh! did I forget to mention she is helping with his artist management now?

Ladies and gentleman… Louis Picasso

OTT: I’m always interested in the inner workings of an independent artists journey considering I’m one myself. So tell us how did you get into music?

LP: As with a lot of musicians, my entire family is involved with music. Everybody sings, everybody plays and instrument, so I was kind of born into it. However, I didn’t start writing music until about 2008. It was like another way to express myself verses being out here doing a lot of wrong, music was my sole outlet.  Then about 2013 I started to take it more serious.  I started learning about music theory and the history of music and different genres of music I wasn’t listening to before…so that’s how it started.

OTT: Because there are limited paths to success in the music business today, I see you’ve taken the approach of a Lamar, Cole, or even names like Lupe and Badass. What brought about your eclectic sound?

LP: My approach to the music always zoned in on lyricism vs the beat which is not the approach most people take. The majority are moved by the beat or the flow. I took a liking to B.I.G. because of his wordplay. Biggie was the first album that I went through and fully dissected and I got that from my dad when I was in middle school. And I just admitted I was feeling my dad’s music so please forgive that crime. (It’s human nature to rebel against your parents music LOL) Yeah but I was really feeling how Biggie put a song together and from listening to more rappers like him and Nas, I noticed how they put different feelings and emotion into their stories. Because you see… when you’re creating, you really don’t know how it’s gonna come out, but through their influence, I learned how to trust my feelings and expression.

OTT: Tell us about your evolution as an artist and finding your own voice.

LP: Well it’s like you said up until 2008, my interpretation of music was from everything that I listened to prior, so in that, there is a lot of mimicking and trying different styles. It took a lot of changing man because you have to be true to yourself and your art, but you also have to produce something your audience will love and appreciate.

OTT: Great transition! Without giving away your business secrets lol, how did you develop your respectable following?

LP: Weeelll…hahaha, I was tired of being told no when it came to my vision. Necessity is the mother of creation and invention so I was forced to think outside the box when it came to my marketing and building relationships. I remember wanting to rock at certain shows and being told no. I remember wanting to record in certain studios and being declined. I got fed up and started doing it on my own. You have to have faith behind your ideas and your craft. Because if you don’t, you’re going to get discouraged and eventually give up. You can put tens of thousands of dollars into your project but without faith you don’t have much. This is why you have the Missy’s and Pharell Williams and Timbalands that are masters at what they do because they took the time to learn everything on their own and they were hungry for that knowledge despite the roadblocks.

The last show I got told no to, it left a bad taste in my mouth so I created what is called a Pop-Up show at Third Rail. That was my very first show and it sold out the first week based on how we promoted it and previewed it. Well before the show, people were impressed with our presentation which made them interested. That’s a key right there. Your presentation has to be so appealing that it makes people want to check it out. The buzz was so real that I just took that formula and applied it to every single show.  I put my all into and keep my faith in tact.

OTT: Being that you are from Michigan, what is your take on the house that J Dilla built and his contribution to your home state and just music itself?

LP: The first time I heard about Dilla was around 2008 and a producer friend of mind  let me listen to him and it took a while to get into my system because I wasn’t really into that boom-bap soulistic style. But one thing about music is you have to open your soul up to it in order to receive it and once I did, I really see the time and effort he took to learn music and develop his sound and it made a huge impression on me.

OTT: Let’s talk about your project now…what is GOLD?

LP: Gold….. I want to describe it as an opportunity. With this project I want Gold to pertain to worth as in worth of self not so much materialistic . I dropped Gold around April 1. I wanted to get a bunch of creators around the area and like put together an orchestra that would display to the audience the worth of these independent artist in the area. That is what I wanted to display on Gold and then again my entire album.

OTT: Lastly, where can old and new fans purchase your music?

LP: Apple Music man, they can purchase the single on iTunes and mostly all of your favorite other steaming companies. Please get the word out and it is definitely appreciated. They can see my videos on YouTube under Louis Picasso and they can follow me on Instagram under @LouisPicasso. Thank you for having me fam.

OTT: We appreciate you as well. Best wishes on all of your music endeavors.

@DJLAYNELUV

@StraightOfficialMag

@FleetDJs

 

 

 

 

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