Malachi Rivers feat. Coriology – “Make It Sexy”

Malachi Rivers is back with a new single just in time as Summer comes to a close. His new soulful single “Make It Sexy”, featuring Atlanta crooner Coriology, is produced by Brandon D’LUX. “Make It Sexy” serves as the lead single off Malachi’s new EP, The Other i, due later this year.

“Make It Sexy” is Malachi’s latest follow up to the summer banging tune “Wind Parade,” which was most recently featured in the hit web series Love Handles (over 200K + views). The new single definitely gives listeners a sense of the new direction that Malachi is going in for his new project. The Other i will display a different side of Malachi that hasn’t been exposed before.

“I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new style and feeling that I’m going with for my new EP” says Malachi. “This song pays homage to the feel good Summer Hip Hop vibe of the West Coast and Down South. Summer is still in effect, so I want the listeners to roll those windows down, cruise the strip, go to the beach, have cookouts and whatever you do MAKE IT SEXY!”

The single is now available for download on SoundCloud. | @malachirivers | @iamcoriology

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REVOLT TV’s #HELLOHarlemNYC Hits Half-Way Mark With Esnavi, Returns To Corner Social‏

Crowd Shot - 2Monday night, over 300 VIPs in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered at the Corner Social for the fifth installment of REVOLT TV’s community initiative, “HELLO Harlem” – a summer series to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH).

VIPs included Keith Clinkscales  (CEO, REVOLT TV), Ericka Pittman (VP, Business Development, The Blue Flame Agency), Len Burnett (CEO, Uptown Media Ventures),Kevin Thompson (BET’s “Claim to Fame”), Walt “Wiz” Miller (VH-1’s “Black Ink Crew”), Russell “Rahzel” Beltran (legendary beat box artist), Carmel Renee Macklin (Actor & Stunt Woman/The Eagle Academy for Young Men), Shirley Lewis (BGCH Chair of the Board of Directors), Edith Massiah (Director of Programs, BGCH), Rooney Nelson (Founder, The Nelson Group), Orly Duran (CEO, The Nelson Group) and more.


Esnavi & Rahzel performSponsored by AQUAhydrate, Sean John and Ciroc, and supported by Harlem Park to Park, The Nelson Group and Uptown Magazine, the evening was hosted byMike Houston, VP, Account Management of The Nelson Group and featured a special interview with kid ambassadors from the BGCH who shared the joys of being a part of the BGCH including making new friends and the opportunity to start a great future.

Rahzel & Kevin ThompsonKai Wright, REVOLT TV VP of Communications welcomed the audience, acknowledged special guests and encouraged donation support. After that, came the entertainment!

Throughout the evening, DJ Sunkiss kept the crowd moving while spinning on the 1s & 2s, but it was the soulful performance by singer/songwriter Esnavi that wowed the crowd! She sang hits from her album Exit E including “Morning Dew,” “Unexpected Love” and “What You Need,” and she even took the audience by surprise when joined on stage by legendary beat box artist Rahzel who gave cadence to Esnavi’s freestyle of Beyonce’s “Partition.” It was an amazing performance!


Esnavi Wows Revolt TV’s #HELLOHarlemNYC

The Milwaukee-bred vocalist gave a stunning and intimate performance at Revolt TV’s #HELLOHarlem benefit at the Corner Social on Lenox Avenue, where she performed her hit, “What U Need”, which was featured in VH1’s hit reality series, Love & Hip Hop: NY. Lyricist and one of the master beatboxers, himself, Rahzel even joined Esnavi in her own rendition of Beyonce’s “Partition”.


“We met Esnavi at SiriusXM and heard her performance,” Revolt TV’s VP of Communications Kai Wright said to the crowd. “We wanted her to perform for the longest.”

“Being a Harlem resident gave me a bigger reason to do #HELLOHarlem,” Esnavi explained. “I’m originally from Milwaukee, but Harlem is my home. I am so glad to be a part of this.”

#HELLOHarlem is a summer charity event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. For more info, please visit the Hello Harlem website. | Esnavi


Oveous feat. QVLN – “Fall In Love (J Dilla Tribute)”

Hip hop lyricist/poet OVEOUS pays an ode to the late and legendary producer J. Dilla with a free and downloadable track featuring guitarist/vocalist QVLN. We are huge Dilla fans and we hope that people enjoy this tune,” he says. It’s real hip hop baked fresh! Come and get it!

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Common Releases Nobody’s Smiling, His 10th Studio Album

Two-time Grammy Award®-winning Chicago rapper/actor Common releases his 10th studio album entitled Nobody’s Smiling, to address the violence that is happening in his hometown of Chicago.

Nobody’s Smiling marks a creative reunion between Common and his long-time friend and collaborator No I.D., EVP / Co-Head of A&R, Def Jam Recordings, who came of age in the ’90s as producer of Common’s first three albums (on then-indie Relativity).  The 2014 release of Nobody’s Smiling, executive produced by No I.D., commemorates the 20th anniversary of Common’s 1994 breakthrough album Resurrection, with his signature tracks, “Resurrection” and “I Used To Love H.E.R.”  Nobody’s Smiling is Common’s first new album since 2011’s The Dreamer/The Believer.

“Common and I have a long history of making great music together,” said No I.D.  “His rich legacy and robust talent are perfect additions to the Def Jam family.  It’s particularly significant that he’s coming under our roof for his 10th album as a matured artist and cultural ambassador. It’s a tremendous boost for the spirit of Def Jam as well as the world of hip-hop.”

As noted on his website (, Common states,  “I’m honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family.  Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of hip hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.” 

The album includes: “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples, “Speak My Piece,” “Diamonds” featuring Big Sean, & “Blak Majik” featuring Jhene Aiko.

Check out the interactive track-by-track breakdown here

Nobody’s Smiling out now on iTunes


Weird Al Yankovic – “Word Crimes”


Why am I posting this? Because Weird Al is AWESOME!!

I’m a HUGE stickler for grammar and every time I see someone misspell words online, I just wanna virtually bitch slap them through the computer screen. Thank you, Weird Al, for making this video and reading the mind of every Grammar Nazi that is walking the face of the planet. You took the “Blurred Lines” song and made it funny and educational. By far, my most favorite song from the Weird Man, himself.

Pick up the Mandatory Fun album, which is out now!

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Starshell & Birthday Girl Celebrate Life!

Celebrate Life Soiree Invite

On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, Birthday Girl along with the JED Foundation present a pop-up experience meant to promote the celebration of LIFE and LOVE, in honor of suicide prevention and awareness at the Paramount Hotel in NYC.  With an emphasis on bringing awareness to the mission and programs of Birthday Girl organization and the celebrate life movement, the event will feature Birthday Girl apparel, live music, cocktails, & so much more.

The Celebrate Life Movement was created to remind everyone to celebrate the gift of life, everyday! And, to break the stigma that is attached to mental and emotional illness like depression, anxiety and body imaging issues. These issues gone unidentified and unresolved can lead to fatal outcomes such as drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide. Many turn a blind eye to the fact that not all wounds are physical! Join us to break the silence about an issue that affects us all and claims the life of someone in this country every 19 seconds of every day.

Birthday Girl was born out of tragedy by Mary J. Blige & her protégé, Starshell, who lost her sister to suicide at the age of 14. Suicide is the #1 cause of death amongst kids ages 13-25.

Birthday Girl was created to help break the stigma about a problem that is kept in the dark.



Birthday Girl | JED Foundation | Love Is Louder