On September 12th & 13th, Charlotte, North Carolina was host to the 20th anniversary of the Funk Fest music series: a celebration and appreciation for “the rich cultural heritage of ‘old school’ music” – Funk Fest Site. This year was significant not only because it marked the 20th anniversary of the traveling festival, but it also marked the first year the organization responsible, Lifting As We Climb, Inc. (LAWC) operated as a non-profit corporation. In hopes to spread the awareness and gain support for the mission of helping disadvantaged and homeless youth, the organization hosted the festival with an unbelievable line up and Charlotte’s own BNR Weekly with host Neiko Debarge were front and center to capture all the amazing performances. Video coverage of Salt N Pepa, Outkast, Doug E. Fresh, Ice Cube, Fantasia, and B.O.B. was more than enough to make me EXTREMELY jealous. I’m glad I know about the concert series now because I won’t be missing it next year. Major shout out to BNR weekly for the coverage. Enjoy.
Bobby Ray recently stopped by Toca Tuesdays to speak about the new single “Headband”. As usual, Tony took the opportunity to get him to rhyme. Check out this dope free and tune in to Toca Tuesdays at 8PM on Shade 45. For more videos, check out Allindstrom.com.
From the Def Jam/Good Music Camp, CyHi The Prynce has dropped “A-Town” featuring 2Chainz, Travis Porter, & B.O.B. The track is from the upcoming mixtape, Ivy League: Kick back, releasing on January 29th.