Archive for August, 2009

Events: September 2009

Eskimo and fan at Shadyville event. Photo by Leon Laing.

Eskimo and fan at Shadyville event. Photo by Leon Laing.

Local company Triple R Entertainment held a local artist showcase called Shadyville on July 5 at the posh nightclub Privado in Harrisburg. Celebrity DJs Akio and E Stacks were on the wheels of steel. Harrisburg area singers Sincere, Alonda Rich and Tim Cox didn’t disappoint with their performances. Hip-hop wordsmith Eskimo Jones even gave a surprise performance by accompanying Sincere on stage for the song “My Diva.” See below for upcoming events in September.

Local news
Sept. 4:
Celebrity R&B singer Lloyd will perform at York’s Club XS. Rumor has it that he left The Inc. record label in June. Before you peep his show, download his new mixtape, Lessons in Love 2.0, for free. Continue reading ‘Events: September 2009’

A family affair

Kindred gives a free concert in Harrisburg. Photo by Leon Laing

Kindred gives a free concert in Harrisburg. Photo by Leon Laing.

Nothing beats a free concert during the recession—especially if Kindred the Family Soul headlines it.

Philadelphia–based Kindred, who inked a deal Hidden Beach Recordings, is labelmates with neo-soul queen Jill Scott  (who also hails from Philly). The married duet, consisting of Aja Graydon and Fatin  Dantzler, are known as the modern-day Ashford & Simpson.  Kindred has received nominations for a Soul Train Music Award and BET Award and appeared on VH1 Soul’s Soul Cities TV show. Continue reading ‘A family affair’

Lloyd to perform in York, leaves The Inc.

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Click here to watch the video where Lloyd talks about his upcoming York performance. And click here to watch his interview that highlights him leaving The Inc.

Jeezy preps for new album

Photo of Young Jeezy taken by Leon Laing on July 27.

Photo of Young Jeezy taken by Leon Laing on July 27.

Young Jeezy takes time out from working on his new album, Thug Motivation 103, to open up for the Lil Wayne concert in Scranton on July 27. Jeezy, who graces the cover of XXL magazine’s September 2009 issue,  shares the same management company (Hip Hop Since 1978) with Wayne.

Pade Blog

Solomen Pade is part of the local hip-hop collective called The Nothing. Digital Villains, The Nothing’s new album, is now available in stores and on the Web. Peep Pade’s video. 

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Young Moula, baby

Lil Wayne headlines a tour in Scranton, Pa. Photo by Leon Laing.

Lil Wayne headlines a tour in Scranton, Pa. Photo by Leon Laing.

Last year, Lil Wayne resuscitated the weakening record industry with projects, such as The Carter III album. On July 27, he ruled the stage at The Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. (Wayne founded the Young Money Entertainment label, which is an imprint of Cash Money Records.)  The 22-city tour kicked off in Scranton and ends in Dallas, TX. Continue reading ‘Young Moula, baby’