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T.I’s Trap Music Museum Launches Lil Trap House Exhibition Pop Up In Los Angeles Honoring Hip Hop’s Most Iconic Trap Stars Such As Nipsey Hussle, YG, Pusha-T, Gucci Mane, And More. Hosted By Karen Civil [Recap]

 Multi-platinum Hip Hop Icon, Trap music pioneer, blockbuster actor and label head Tip “T.I.” Harris brought his Atlanta-based Trap Music Museum to Los Angeles with the Lil Trap House art exhibition and popup launch event hosted by Karen Civil.

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As an ode to Trap culture, the Lil Trap House Exhibition, featured a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces in honor of the most influential Trap artists such as T.I.Nipsey HussleYGPusha-TYoung JeezyGucci ManeFutureRick RossMigosYoung ThugCardi BNicki Minaj, and many more.

Let’s take you through Lil Trap House…

First, exhibitioners start in Grandma’s Living Room with guns, drugs, and money on the coffee table to ultimately symbolize protection and security to the hustlers while visiting. Viewers then step into Gucci Mane’s Lil Trap Kitchen, infamously mentioned in many of his songs with key items like scales, Pyrex measuring cups on the stove, and Atlanta fast food chain J.R. Crickets on the counter. Up the wall, many viewers will get a first-look at Pusha-T Interactive Barcode with the classic My Name Is My Name album cover and opposite of this will be Migos City “The Nawf,” a scaled down model of their Atlanta neighborhood and Young Thug’s “Snake Exhibit. As art-goers look around they will be filled with nostalgia as they see a 3D rendition of The Remake of Future’sDirty Sprite 2 cover, trap icon Young Jeezy’s Brick Wall, Miami’s biggest bossRick Ross’ Mastermind portrait, a remake of his 2014 album, and the legendaryT.I. Rubberband Man installation, which if you take a closer look shows the icon’s entire piece constructed by rubber bands. Before exiting fans are reminded to bow down to the powerful women in the Hip Hop industry with Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s Throne, and stare in awe at the YG and late great Nipsey HussleWest Coast Tribute symbolizing unity in music and gang culture in Los Angeles.

The festivities don’t stop there, as part of a collaboration with Delicious Pizza on Sunset Blvd, all in attendance received pizza and merchandise in Delicious Pizza boxes filled with Trap Music Museum and Lil Trap House shirts.

The exhibition will be open to the public for the remainder of July and will allow patrons to fully experience the visual journey of art, culture and creativity as a part of the interactive installation. The Lil Trap House exhibition will continue touring to music festivals and college campuses around the country. 

EXHIBITION 

Saturday July 13, 2019 – Sunday July 14, 2019 | 10AM – 10PM

Friday July 19, 2019 – Sunday July 21, 2019 | 10AM – 10PM 

Friday July 26, 2019 – Sunday July 28, 2019 | 10AM – 10PM 

LOCATION:

Parking Lot of Delicious Pizza Hollywood | 6601 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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NLE Choppa Joins Forces With Warner Records for Label Imprint ‘No Love Entertainment’

Warner Records today announced that the company has partnered with NLE Choppa for the launch of his label, No Love Entertainment (NLE). NLE Choppa will christen the venture with the release of brand new music (details forthcoming). With poise, charisma and cleverness way beyond his years, 16-year-old NLE Choppa burst onto the scene and immediately grabbed our attention and captured our hearts. In just under a year, Choppa has amassed an astonishing 170 million cumulative views on YouTube and has gained a cult following that transcends age and socioeconomic status. His breakout hit “Shotta Flow” has more than 79 million views alone for its raw, true-to-life music video, while the newly released remix featuring Blueface has garnered over 27 million views and counting. Choppa’s first release under the new deal, “Free Youngboy,” has already hit 8.5 million views. A young boss with street-savvy, Choppa and his family grew No Love Entertainment (NLE) from humble beginnings in Memphis to a burgeoning full-fledged imprint with Warner Records. NLE Choppa continues to take 2019 by storm and solidifies his place as the next global superstar.

Nicole Bus Announce ‘Let Love’ Tour Dates with Common

After enjoying 5 weeks at #1 with the hit song “You” on Billboard’s “Adult R&B Songs”chart,  Dutch-born breakout artist Nicole Bus is pleasedto announce she will be joining Common on the  “Let Love” tour starting on Thursday, July 11th in Denver, Colorado @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and ending on Friday, July 26th Newport Beach, CA @ Hyatt Regency. 

Last week, Nicole joined a host of chart-topping artists such as Mary J. Blige, Nas, and H.E.R. performing at this year’s Essence Festival, and recently taped a performance for an upcoming NPR’s Tiny Desk appearance.

Earlier this year, Nicole Bus brought “You” to life with the release of an incredible visual that premiered on Rolling Stone. The retro-vibed imagery, directed by Daniel Iglesias Jr., adds depth to the track produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Needlz. 

“You,” heralded by Rolling Stone, has also been championed by hip hop luminaries such as Rick Ross and Ghostface Killahwho both lent their talents to remix the song. 

The upcoming tour details for July are below.

JULY

Thursday, July 11                            Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Friday, July 12                                  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Gallavan Center

Saturday, July 13                            Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House

Sunday, July 14                               Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

Tuesday, July 16                             Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Wedneday, July 17                         Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield

Thursday, July 18                           Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery

Friday, July 19                                 San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Fremont Theater

Saturday, July 20                           Las Vegas, NV @ Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center

Sunday, July 21                               Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren 

Wednesday, July 24                      Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel 

Friday, July 26                                Newport Beach, CA @ Hyatt Regency 

A3C Announces First Group of 2019 Conference Speakers featuring Bozoma Saint John, T.I., Gary Vaynerchuk, Lenny S, Mike Will Made It, Charlamagne Tha God, Dapper Dan And More!!!

A3C Announces First Group of 2019 Conference Speakers featuring Bozoma Saint John, T.I., Gary Vaynerchuk, Lenny S, Mike Will Made It, Charlamagne Tha God and Dapper Dan

15th annual A3C Festival & Conference brings together leaders in music, tech, film and culture to Atlanta

 A3C is the annual gathering of entrepreneurs, artists and creatives in Atlanta to connect, discover, and create. The pillars of the A3C Conference include music, tech, film, social justice and culture. We invite a number of today’s most innovative and influential thought leaders to share their stories, insights and vision for the future. 2019 A3C featured speakers include: Bozoma Saint John (Endeavor), T.I.(Rapper/Activist), Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia), Lenny S (Roc Nation), Mike Will Made ItWill Packer (Film Producer), Dapper Dan (Fashion Designer), Charlamagne Tha GodKevin Liles (300 Ent), Just BlazeFadia Kader (Instagram), Baron DavisPaul Judge (Techsquare Labs & Pindrop), Kei Henderson (Sincethe80s), No Vacancy Inn (Creative Agency) and Rob Markman (Genius). Over the next 3 months A3C be adding hundreds of conference speakers to this initial announcement.

The 15th annual A3C Festival & Conference takes place from October 8-13, 2019 in Atlanta. The epicenter of the A3C Conference is at the Atlanta Convention Center and Hotel Indigo in the heart of downtown from October 10-12.

A3C Conference: https://www.a3cfestival.com/conference

The Festival announcement is coming soon. This year’s music festival will feature a series of unforgettable concerts and experiences celebrating hip-hop icons and showcasing the most exciting artists of tomorrow at premier venues across Atlanta.

RECAP Special Nipsey Hussle Exhibit @ Trap Music Museum Pop Up – Lil Trap House Pop Up At The BET Experience

Trap Music Museum partnered with BET to activate its first official pop up with a special Nipsey Hussle-inspired West Coast exhibit during the 2019 BET Experience.  Thousands of patrons enjoyedtwo days of fun at Lil Trap House from Friday, June 21st to Saturday, June 22nd in The LA Convention Center, located at 1201 S. Figueroa St. (Los Angeles).   

The tribute to Nipsey Hussle is the first phase of a new exhibit  to be revealed at Trap Music Museum honoring the rap hero.   The date to unveil the special exhibit will be announced at a later date.

The Lil Trap House BET experience pop up was visited by influencer Karen Civilwho donated items to the Nipsey Hussle/YG  “West Coast” exhibit as noted on her twitter account, “Thank you @Tip for the inclusion of Nipsey and YG in the @BETEXPERIENCE “Trap Music Experience!”  It was an honor to have my personal piece in there for fans to view.”  (Courtesy of Karen Civil’s Twitter)

“Our exhibit attacted thousands of people!!  They loved our creative and enjoyed our Live Life headphones experience.” states Krystal Garner General Manager Trap Music Museum.  “We are excited for the rest of ‘Lil Tiny House’ tour.”

Early coverage of the Lil Trap House  pop up by Revolt included photos of Nipsey Hussle, museum founder, T.I., Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.  Photos from Revolt’s IG stories seen below:

Additional exhibits included in the Lil Trap House Pop Up included:

·       Pusha T’s Interactive Barcode 

·       The infamous Grandma’s Living Room

·       The Remake of Future’s dirty sprite 2 cover (3d rendition)

·       Gucci ‘s Lil Trap Kitchen

·       Thug “Snake” Exhibit

·       Migos city “The Nawf” –  a scaled down model of their neighborhood

In addition, The Trap Music Museum has been featured in Esquire (https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a26044086/atlanta-best-food-drink-super-bowl-2019/), Good Day LA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIHwY9bs1Hk) and was recently named one of the “10 Best Museums In Atlanta” by Time Out magazine.

NMAAM Announces Sixth Annual Celebration of Legends Gala

The National Museum of African American Music will present George ClintonDoug E. Fresh and Gloria Gaynor with the Rhapsody & Rhythm Award at the museum’s sixth Celebration of Legends Gala the evening of Thursday, June 27, at the Music City Center’s Karl Dean Ballroom in Nashville. The gala celebrates African American musical and cultural icons who have made significant contributions to American music across all genres.

Vanderbilt University is the presenting sponsor for this year’s event, and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will be in attendance. The late David Williams, who served as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics and athletics director, was an avid supporter of NMAAM and chairman of its campaign steering committee and will also be honored at the event.

“The Rhapsody and Rhythm honorees span the breadth of African American music, representing disco, hip hop and funk,” said NMAAM President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III. “Their artistry is innovative and influential, and carries an impact that can still be felt today. Even the museum’s tagline, ‘One Nation Under A Groove,’ is an homage to George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic’s quintessential song. We are expecting the largest attendance at the Legends Gala yet, so that makes us even more excited to spend the evening recognizing George, Doug and Gloria.”

As the lead musician of the eclectic Parliament-Funkadelic collective, George Clinton was an early pioneer of funk music. After more than 40 years in the music industry, he is best known for his colorful hair, unique fashion and “psychedelic” artistry. Clinton and members of Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and most recently, they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Doug E. Fresh, known as the “Original Human Beatbox,” is an artistic trailblazer whose 30-year career has been groundbreaking for hip hop. As the creator of the beatbox art form, Fresh, along with the Get Fresh Crew, captivated audiences around the world with his vocal simulations of drums and other musical instruments. Among the many awards Fresh has accumulated over the years, he is a Hip Hop Hall of Fame inductee, the 2004 recipient of The Source Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor and the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards’ Icon honoree.

Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” is one of the most well-known songs to come from the 1970s disco era. Released in 1978, the single earned Gaynor the title of the “Queen of Disco.” Gaynor received the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980 and landed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Her discography also includes contemporary R&B and Christian albums.

The event will feature performances by Fatman Scoop and DJ Mars, honoring Doug E. Fresh; Louis YorkThe Shindellas and Mr. Talkbox, honoring George Clinton; and Avery Sunshine honoring Gloria Gaynor. Additionally, to highlight local emerging artists, there will be performances by a trio curated by Patrick Dailey, The Stanley Brown Band and Leondria Lott. The gala will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning producer SHANNON SANDERS.

WHO: Rhapsody & Rhythm Award recipients George Clinton, Doug E. Fresh and Gloria Gaynor; Performances by Louis York and The Shindellas

WHAT: Sixth Annual Celebration of Legends Gala

WHEN: Thursday, June 27 Doors open at 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Music City Center

                     Karl Dean Ballroom (Ballroom C)

                     201 Fifth Ave.

                      Nashville, TN 37203

Individual tickets for the Legends Gala are $250, and more information is available here. The gala benefits NMAAM’s educational and community programs for all ages, including From Nothing to Something, Fine-Tuning Master Series, Music Legends & Heroes, The Emerging Artist Series, and Sips & Stanzas. The gala will contribute to expanding the museum’s reach and engagement to provide unique learning experiences for all ages. For information about sponsorship opportunities, email Vincent PremDas at vpremdas@nmaam.com.

The Warner House – Premiere BET Awards Event

On Saturday night, June 22nd, Warner Records, in conjunction with Select, kicked off The Warner House, the premiere house party experience leading up to the 2019 BET Awards. The unforgettable evening, in association with Flaunt Magazine and sponsored by Cîroc Vodka – made from fine French grapes, featured exclusive performances by Warner Records artists Wale, YFN Lucci, Saweetie, Shordie Shordie and a DJ set by 88-Keys. COO/Co-chairman Tom Corson and CEO/Co-chairman Aaron Bay-Schuck ushered in the night with opening remarks, giving way to the live show along with a message that the event signified a new chapter for Warner Records. Other celebrities and esteemed guests in attendance included Gallant, Reginae Carter, Robnhood Tra, Rosa Acosta, Da Great Ape, June’s Diary, Amina Buddafly, LoLa Monroe, G. “Fly” Henry, Black Fortune and more. Check out the photo-recap gallery from the event HERE (credit: Arnold Turner). 
A special thank you to all of our sponsors: Cîroc, Purple Passion Photo Booth, Ethika, Crep Protect, Essential Water, New Era and Hue For Men!

YFN LUCCI Celebrates New Mixtape 650LUC: GANGSTA GRILLZ Available June 21

TIG President Fly Henry celebrated the pre-release of YFN LUCCI’s mixtape, 650LUC, with hundreds of people that gathered in The Garage, a two-story luxurious venue in midtown Atlanta.  Top Atlanta-based DJ’s were in attendance including DJ Drama, who hosted 650LUC, and DJ Smallz. Atlanta rap stars like TroubleBloody JayYungeen Ace, OMB Peezy, and many more industry influencers were also in attendance to celebrate the release. 650Luc is available across all DSPs on June 21st, 2019.

From L to R:  DJ Drama, TIG CEO Fly Henry, Lake Sheezy, DJ Smallz.
From L to R: Bloody Jay, YFN Lucci
From L to R: YFN Lucci, Trouble

The guests were treated to libations sponsored by Avion and Belaire, and scrumptous appetizers such as chicken kabobs, shrimp cocktails, vegetable spring rolls, and a creative spin on apple pie prepared by Chef Kodak.  Lucci was surprised with a cake decorated with TIG artwork and his upcoming mixtape, prepared by IncrediblySweet. 

The support was major for Lucci as he was surrounded by 65 of his personally invited fans and industry influencers as he played the mixtape in the middle of the space from his customized 650 Maybach. 

Lucci’s girlfriend, Reginae Carter, showed her support and was spotted sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle,  reciting every word to his songs. 

Event goers were able to take part in a very special photo booth moment where they could floss right in front of the $400K customized Maybach or even lounge in the “All Night Long” suite. The room was decorated with a double size bed that gave off a seductive vibe with dim red lights and red rose petals. 

As an ode to Gangsta Grillz hosting the mixtape, Eddie’s Gold Teeth was on deck for those who wanted to cop a pair of  grillz similar to the diamond-encrusted grillz that Lucci wears. 650Luc merchandise was also available in the form of T-shirts, sweatshirts and more. 

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Trap Music Museum Introduces Lil Trap House Pop Up Activation Debutting At The BET Experience On June 20th

Trap Music Museum is bringing a taste of the A to Los Angeles during the 2019 BET Experience with its official debut of Lil Trap House,  a new pop-up activation of the highly buzzed about museum for fans to enjoy. 

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BET Experience patrons will enjoy Lil Trap House from Thursday, June 20th  to Saturday, June 22 in The LA Convention Center, located at 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown Los Angeles.   

“BET truly represents the culture!  From BET talent to officially working for Grand Hustle Records as General Manager of Trap Music Museum, BET afforded me the opportunity to bring it full circle and curate a partnership where we can highlight the museum at the BET Experience 2019.  It is an honor and the team, and I are grateful and excited,” states Krystal Garner General Manager Trap Music Museum.

During its pilgrimage to LA, Lil Trap House will pay a very special tribute to Nipsey Hussle with the first phase of a new exhibit honoring him in his home town of Los Angeles.  Lil Trap House will also include several new exhibits made especially for the BET Experience.

Exhibits include:

·         Pusha T’s Interactive Barcode 

·         West Coast Tribute

·         The infamous Grandma’s Living Room

·         The Remake of Future’s dirty sprite 2 cover (3d rendition)

·         Gucci‘s Lil Trap Kitchen

·         Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s Throne

·         Thug “Snake” Exhibit

·         Migos city “The Nawf” –  a scaled down model of their neighborhood

Trap Music Museum, recently named one of the “10 Best Museums In Atlanta” by Time Out magazine, will utilize its Lil Trap House to take the museum to the people. 

Shordie Shordie Announces The ‘Captain Hook Tour’

Baltimore artist Shordie Shordie has announced he will be embarking on his first tour aptly named the Captain Hook Tour, which is also the title of his previously released solo debut project. The 4-city run will begin on July 18th in Brooklyn, NY and make its way through Washington D.C., San Francisco and finish off in Los Angeles on July 27th. The news of the tour follows the release of Shordie’s most recent video for “Voice Mail” while buzz continues to skyrocket surrounding the success of his summer anthem “Betchua (Bitchuary).” The infectious “Betchua (Bitcuary)” track has been streamed nearly 50 million times and is currently exploding in both the streets and across social media. Additionally, it has been featured in key playlists such as Spotify’s “Most Necessary” and Apple Music’s “It’s Lit,” “On Repeat” and “The Plug.” Shordie Shordie continues to rise, gaining the attention of The FADER,XXLFlaunt MagazineGenius and more! Don’t miss him light up stages in select cities this summer (full dates below).

7/18 Baby’s All Right - Brooklyn, NY 
7/19 Songbird - Washington D.C. 
7/26 Slim’s - San Francisco, CA 
7/27 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA 
 WATCH "VOICE MAIL" HERE 
WATCH "BETCHUA (BITCHUARY)" HERE
LISTEN TO CAPTAIN HOOK HERE 

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