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The Bridge Is Hip Hop Invades SXSW

The Bridge Is Hip Hop with its entertainment partner AMS Music Entertainment hits SXSW for the annual event 2018 was the first time The Bridge Is Hip Hop has taken a stake in the annual music festival in Austin we will have more from our ground team as the days close on such an epic event below are just a few pics to see how Epic this event was

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Yung Brezzy talks new EP project “Life Lessons,” career and More!

Rapper Yung Brezzy was born in Montgomery, Alabama and raised in Selma, AL. At an early age, Yung Brezzy began showing an interest in music. He started playing the drums with the youth choir of his family’s church, honed in on that skill, and began to perfect it as if it was his purpose in life.  While in junior high, Yung Brezzy was introduced to rap and hip hop music and began to listen and study the ways of artists like 2Pac, LL Cool J, and Dr. Dre.  One day, a song by Pastor Troy started playing on the radio that caught his attention and Yung Brezzy began to flow to the song with his own lyrics.  At that point, his life changed and he gained a passion for hip hop.  Without the support he needed and being too young to do it himself, he pushed his talent to the side. When Brezzy got to high school, he continued to play sports and delve into music from time to time. Yung Brezzy would always clown around with his friends about wanting to be a rap star, but he really didn’t take his rap talent seriously and he focused more on school and sports. It wasn’t until one afternoon after football practice where he heard other players spitting rhymes that he felt the urge to show off his talent and ever since he had became known around the school for his talent. Around his junior year in high school, he began pondering over life decisions as he had no interest in the college life. Yung Brezzy put his music on hold and turned to the Marines for a better opportunity in life. After only being in the service for six months, he returned home for a visit and that night his life turned upside down.

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In 2007, Yung Brezzy was a victim of a near-fatal car accident that almost cost him his life. He suffered from numerous amounts of life threatening injuries, but recovered fully. In the early parts of 2009, Brezzy was faced with a dramatic loss that sparked him to write the song “One Life to Live”. The song hinted at an emotional barrier he carried from the accident and the loss of his loved one. Suffering from a broken heart and lack of faith, he buried himself into his music writing songs like “Try Something Different” and “Wake Up”. The songs ventured around the actions of the world and how life was too short to pass up. The song “Try Something Different” was used in local high schools where he performed during different causes, like Breast Cancer Awareness and Drug Free Awareness.

Listen to “Life Lessons” here on spotify, press play!

Yung Brezzy is a dedicated member of the Breast Cancer Awareness and Drug Free Awareness with local schools of Alabama and a participant of the United Saints Recovery Project of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In early 2010, Yung Brezzy linked up with a local group hoping to make moves to greatness but the group never branched out to bigger or better things.  Yung Brezzy didn’t want to give up on his dreams so he struck out on his own to pursue his solo career. In the year 2014, Yung Brezzy released songs like “I Be Goin’ In” featuring Koree Rudolph and “Money Be Chasen.”

Yung Brezzy has been making major moves in the industry and one of his greatest accomplishments was being chosen as the headliner to perform after the speech of former President Barack Obama for the 50th annual Jubilee.

Yung Brezzy is currently pushing his single “What’s the Point of Having Friends” from his upcoming EP “Life Lessons”, with tracks from Cassius Jay, Exotic Music, and more available on all digital outlets.

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Follow Yung Brezzy on instagram and twitter @iamyungbrezzy

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Craig Mack Dead at 46

Craig Mack died of congestive heart failure in Walterboro, SC at the age of 46. Most notable for being one of the first Bad Boy Entertainment artists. His remix for “Flava In Ya Ear” ft LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G. & Rampage is 90s Hip Hop at its best. Rest easy Craig Mack.

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Musiq Soulchild Day in Atlanta!

On March 10th, Musiq Soulchild celebrated his own day in Atlanta with a series of events giving back to the community! Musiq spoke with the children from the Music/Fine Arts Programs on the Music Business, journey and the importance of education, reading and math. He conducted a short Q&A along with his artist Willie Hyn, moderated by the faculty. Take a look at some of the pictures!

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Tory Lanez Album Signing

Tory Lanez during a meet & greet/album signing that was held at DTLR in South Dekalb Mall, Decatur, GA.

Photographer: @umeekimages

Placement: @adrian_zeno

#TheBridge #TheBridgeIsHipHop #torylanez #atlanta

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Is Ugly God Hating on Lil Yachty

DJ Akademiks recently posted the album cover for Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2” on his Instagram. He captioned it “Sounding 🔥🔥🔥 or 💩💩💩. And name your favorite song”, seeking the opinion of his followers in the comments. Amongst those comment creepers was none other than 21 year old rapper Ugly God. Showing his distain for not the album but for the Atlanta artist himself by commenting “stop posting these clowns AK”. Do you think there may be a legitimate beef brewing between the 2 artists? Let us know in the comments.

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Big Boi, Andre 3000, Luke James and more attend USA Network Screening

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the “A” in ATL stood for one thing, A-List! Hip-hop’s renaissance man, Big Boi, NBA Baller Theo Ratliff, and USA Network hosted a private advanced screening of “Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.” at Ratliff’s sprawling Atlanta estate.
The invitation-only screening was a lavish, intimate event attended by actor/singer, Luke James, who plays the role of “Diddy” in “Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.,” Porsha Williams (Bravo’s “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta),” Praise 102.5FM Radio personality K.D. Bowe, Upfront Entertainment’s Devyne Stephens, Alexis Branch (singer, “Leave It To Stevie”), NBA Player Tyrone Hill and more. Attending A-Listers turned into fans when Andre 3000 strolled in; seeing an Outkast reunion (even if only in pictures) is what the world has been waiting for.
The screening began at 7pm with a warm welcome from Ratliff, Liquid Soul and USA Network, followed by a brief introduction of the series by Big Boi

. It ended at 8pm to astounding applause. Everyone couldn’t wait to see the next episode and it won’t be long as the series premieres on USA Network Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10pm-11pmEST.

Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. is a 10-episode scripted true crime limited series that chronicles the dual police investigations of Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) and revisits the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players, Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. (Wavyy Jonez).
The series goes beyond the headlines to explore the complicated friendship between these two icons, delving into a culture that both defined them and was forever changed in the wake of their untimely deaths. In seeking the truth behind the conspiracies, the one question that begs to be answered is: ‘How can a case this famous still be unsolved?’
Golden Globe & Emmy Award-winner Anthony Hemingway (“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “American Crime Story”) directs and executive produces along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway|Taylor production company. Kyle Long (SUITS) wrote the pilot and also executive produces. Greg Kading, a former LAPD Detective from the 2006 investigation into the murders, and author of the book Murder Rap, also serves as co-executive producer. The limited series is from Universal Cable Productions and begins airing February 27th.
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Iconic Filmmaker Spike Lee visits Atlanta to Promote 30th Anniversary of “School Daze”

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The award-winning director, actor, producer and cinema legend was in town last night to promote the 30th Anniversary Screening of his film, School Daze, which took place on Monday, February 19 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

School Daze is arguably one of the best films on HBCU life and culture and is centered on a battle between the “Wannabees” and “Jigaboos” during homecoming weekend. The film also touches on the taboo subjects of colorism and beauty standards within the Black community and features an all-star cast including Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell and the late Bill Nunn, Ossie Davis and Phyllis Hyman. – Ray Cornelius

 

 

Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz Are Dating!

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Karrueche Tran and NFL star Victor Cruz are officially seeing each other,

The couple was spotted holding hands while on a date in L.A. back in December. Reliable sources say “Victor and Karrueche have been hooking up for a long time. The timing was just never right and they were never in the same place at the same time. Now she has a lot more free time and for the time being so does he, so they are doing their best to make things work. She’s super into him and he’s head over heels for her. It’s adorable and she’s loving it.

 

 

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This Day In Hip Hop -Ice T

Happy Birthday Ice-T

Written By @daniurbane

February 16th, 1958 – Today marks a day of celebration for a true Westside OG, Ice-T. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1958 and later moved to Los Angeles upon the traumatic deaths of his parents.

In the late 1980s, Ice-T released his debut album, Rhyme Pays. He would eventually collaborate with punk rock bands like Body Count and release a politically incorrect single such as “Cop Killer”. His controversial lyrics caused some static and made him a federal target, but to Ice-T he was simply telling the world about police brutality within LA.

During the growth of his career, Ice-T became an actor and officially stamped his career within the entertainment industry. Appearing in movies like New Jack City and securing a long run with Law in Order: SVU, he is known as a mogul.

Now he is married with children and giving back to his community to stop gang violence in his hometown of Los Angeles. Let’s show him some love and much deserved respect, happy birthday @icet !

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This Day In Hip Hop

1st Rap Group to Perform on National TV Goes to Funky Four + 1

Written By @daniurbane

FEBRURAY 14th, 1981 – Hip Hop started in the late 1970’s and changed the world drastically. Amongst some of the first rap groups was the Funky Four + 1. This group was known to be one of the first to feature a female rapper as their + 1 who is none other than Sha Rock.

There is much to debate about who was the first to do this or that within Hip Hop, and although many thought that Run DMC was the first rap group to perform on television, they’re wrong. Funky Four + 1 was invited as a special guest on Saturday Night Live by Deborah Harry, the lead singer of the punk group Blondie, who was also a close friend to the rap group.

The world was shaken when Hip Hop began to make its way across airwaves and television screens. Reaching millions of watchers, this was a pivotal moment that shifted the Culture. With their cool lyrics, syncopation, and style, the Funky Four + 1 made history as we know it.

#hiphop #history #funkyfourplusone

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This Day In Hip Hop

Tupac Shakur Releases “All Eyez On Me”

Written By Dani Urbane

FEBRURAY 13th, 1996 – Thuggin’ for life, and if you right, then n**** die for it/Let them other brothers try, at least you tried for it/When it’s time to die, to be a man and pick the way you leave/Fuck peace and the police, my ambitions as a ridah

This day marked a historical moment in Hip Hop. Tupac Shakur a.k.a. Makaveli released his fourth studio album that many argue as a pure classic. He was a soldier who fought his own battles as a Black man while under the microscope of the world. Being born into a lineage of strong-willed, exceptional skilled, intelligent parents, Tupac Amaru Shakur was inevitably a threat.

His way of thinking put him ahead of his time. The way he unapologetically spoke his truth and the truth of our People is what sparked controversy. His undeniable compassion for women (even though some would beg to differ) is why he was a heartthrob. His lyricism made you feel as though you knew him personally. Tupac was transparent and transparency can build foundations, but also tear down its own structure.

Both a blessing and a curse, Tupac possessed the power of influence upon others: men, women, and children who looked up to him. Many wouldn’t categorize him as a role model, but who would argue with listening to a leader so true to his own self? Tupac was more than a gangsta rapper…he was a revolutionary leader. This is what put the fear of God into the Eyez of his, I mean our, oppressor.

Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother, declared him to be Tupac Amaru Shakur shortly after his coming into the world. That motion in itself stamped who he was, who he would become, and whom we would remember him as.

All Eyez On Me was a double album that released upon Tupac getting out of prison and months before his tragic and still unsolved death. He will be remembered as first a great man, revolutionary, and a gangsta rap artist…in that order.

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THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS 2018 Held at Tyler Perry Studios!

February 12, 2018 – BET Owned Social! “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest celebration of the genre EVER! Music and television stars Erykah Badu, Tony Rock, Justin Combs, Amanda Seales, Reginae Carter, Symone Sanders joined social superstars Kash Doll, Blame it on Kway, La La Sizahands, Amara La Negra, Jess Hilarious and more to set the inaugural social kudofest on fire! The African king of comedy Michael Blackson hosted the show live from Tyler Perry Studios Ft McPherson in Atlanta.   Executive produced by Mike Epps, this first-of-its-kind awards show celebrated all things social media over the past year. Watch all the must see moments now at BET.com/Social and on social platforms by following the hashtag #BETSocialAwards. In case you missed the show LIVE, catch an encore airing of “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” Monday, February 12 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET.

The night opened with a high-energy medley of the top dances of 2017 starring social media sensations Blame it on Kway and Lala Sizahands followed by Michael Blackson who took the stage with an African-inspired dance number. From President Trump to Tyrese to Kevin Hart, nobody was off limits – including Blackson himself. He was joined by his “For the D and P Challenge” co-star Erykah Badu who roasted Blackson’s outfit, as she took the stage to present the ‘Issa Wave’ award.

The night honored the celebrated hashtag #BlackGirlMagic with a spoken word tribute by comedian and actress Amanda Seales and “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” honored the founders of the Women’s March, organizers Tamika D. Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour. Actor and comedian DC Young Fly was given the Social Verified Award by Executive Producer Mike Epps. 

Performing live, femcee Kash Doll ignited the crowd with her hit “For Everybody”, while YFN Lucci closed out the show with a medley including his mega-hit “Everyday We Lit.”

Additionally, viewers received an all-access pass to all of “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” action with the BET It GirlsJasmine LuvLeomie AndersonSandra Lambeck and Jasmin Brown, who took their followers into the ultimate VIP adventures through Atlanta and also gave fans a full 360 degree look at “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” with the exclusive 360 Facebook Live during the LIVE broadcast.

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Walmart Hosts Special Atlanta Screening of Black Panther! T.I. To Appear!

Walmart is offering FREE exclusive advanced screening tickets for the new film,Black Panther to screen Tuesday, February 13th at Atlanta’s Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85, 3265 Northeast Expressway Access Road, Chamblee, GA 30341. Joining in on the excitement is three time Grammy Award winning artist, producer, rapper and actor T.I. along with specially invited Atlanta based VIP. Doors open 5pm, and screening begins at 7:15pm but arrive early to avoid the long lines.
WHERE CAN YOU GET TICKETS? Free advance screening tickets will be distributed by Walmart Associates on Monday, February 12th at Walmart located at 1105 Research Center Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 (off Cascade Road). Walmart associates will be handing out tickets by “Black Panther” signage in the toy aisle at 5pm EST. Each customer can receive up to four tickets.

Critics are hailing “Black Panther” and praising it for its cultural significance being the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

. Filmed in Atlanta, Black Panther generated more than $83.9 million to the local economy and contributed more than $26.5 million in wages to more than 3,100 workers across the state. Production not only filmed in downtown Atlanta, but also on location at Piedmont Park, Castleberry Hill, Mechanicsville, West End, Vine City, Decatur, Marietta, Cartersville, and other locations across north Georgia and metro Atlanta.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, “Black Panther” stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuva, Letitia Wright and more. Opens in theaters nationwide on February 16th.
Walmart is the destination for all things “Black Panther.” Customers can enjoy shopping for exclusive “Black Panther” action figures, toys, merchandise, and apparel and take selfies with “Black Panther” signage using #BlackpantherATL.
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March Madness Columbus Georgia

The Bridge Is Hip Hop has exclusive coverage to the hottest event to hit the city of Columbus, GA with Headliner Yo Gotti, Blac Youngsta, Moneybagg Yo, PeeWee Longway & Jacquees with more artist to be added set your calendar for March 10, 2018 this event will be epic