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B.I.G. tings

Siaani (Charli Baltimore’s daughter on the left) and T’yanna (Biggie’s daughter). Photo by Leon Laing.

When I first met Biggie’s daughter years ago, I remember her being a loving and intelligent child. (She still remembers that I used to draw.) Today, she still has those qualities—plus she’s a Penn State University grad who launched a clothing line. Continue reading ‘B.I.G. tings’

Charged performance at Voltage Lounge

Divine Council. Photo by Leon Laing.

Divine Council entered the stage similar to how the group entered the rap industry—hard-hitting. Continue reading ‘Charged performance at Voltage Lounge’

Unleashed

Roy Woods. Photo by Leon Laing.

Roy Woods. Photo by Leon Laing.

Roy Woods’ two projects, Exis and Waking at Dawn, offer a trap soul sound: ambient and mellow. Continue reading ‘Unleashed’

The Walking Dead


On Oct. 31, Desiigner gave us a Halloween treat—an extended video for “Zombie Walk.” We shoot the breeze again with TheShellGod, the producer of the “Zombie Walk” song. Rapper King Savage, the collaborator of the song, found TheShellGod’s beat online. Continue reading ‘The Walking Dead’

Get em high

Kanye West. Photo by Leon Laing.

Kanye West. Photo by Leon Laing.

Kanye West is a visionary. He’s a brand. Continue reading ‘Get em high’

Chelsea talks music, politics

Chelsea Clinton. Photo by Leon Laing.

Chelsea Clinton. Photo by Leon Laing.

After campaigning for her mother Hillary Clinton in Carlisle on Sept. 7, Chelsea Clinton, 36, revealed her personal side. Chelsea, a mother of two children, told vigoronline.com that her favorite musician right now is Raffi, an Egyptian-born Canadian singer-songwriter and author best known for children music.

Chelsea also tells me her daughter Charlotte’s favorite songs include “Happy,” “Cheerleader” and some songs by CeeLo Green. Continue reading ‘Chelsea talks music, politics’

Hey Mr. DJ

DJ Clue. Photo by Leon Laing.

DJ Clue. Photo by Leon Laing.

If you were able to check out the nightlife scene in Central Pennsylvania on Aug. 27, you witnessed some hip-hop legends. Continue reading ‘Hey Mr. DJ’

Hill yes

Hillary Clinton. Photo by Leon Laing.

Hillary Clinton. Photo by Leon Laing.

Eight years ago, vigoronline.com covered then presidential candidate Barack Obama’s town hall meeting at The Forum in Harrisburg. Fast forward eight years later. Candidate Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former secretary of state, delivered her speech at Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market. This wasn’t the first time Clinton visited the state capital. During her race against Obama in 2008, she stopped at Capitol Diner. Continue reading ‘Hill yes’

Amir Obe x Heineken

Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.

Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.

“This is my second time in Philly,” Amir Obe told the audience on July 12. Continue reading ‘Amir Obe x Heineken’

TheShellGod prepares for ‘Zombie’ takeover

Photo taken from TheShellGod's files.

Photo taken from TheShellGod’s files.

Love him or hate him, Desiigner and his “Panda” single skyrocketed up the charts. He’s hoping to do the same with his new single “Zombie Walk.” On July 3, the 2016 XXL freshman posted a snippet of his “Zombie Walk” video on Instagram. Charlotte, North Carolina,-based TheShellGod made the beat for the single on Desiigner’s New English mixtape. The 20-year-old producer chops it up with us. Continue reading ‘TheShellGod prepares for ‘Zombie’ takeover’