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Jovanie is an artist who has mastered using the power of social media to his advantage. At just 12 years old, the Brooklyn native built a fan base through social media and made his debut with the single “Heartbreaker.” In 2015, he was signed to the major music label, Atlantic Records. Later this year, he…

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Atlantic Records and Live Nation Urban are kicking off the first ever Access Granted: HBCU Tour, which is set to visit select Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the East and Southeast, during the 2018 homecoming season. Stops on the tour include Morgan State University, South Carolina State University, Morehouse, Howard University and a final performance at Grambling State…

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The state of Alabama has struggled to gain national attention when it comes to hip-hop. However, YBN Nahmir, 18, and his comrades YBN Cordae and YBN Almighty Jay, are bringing more notoriety to the state with their music. YBN Nahmir, who was born Nick Simmons, found creative ways to use technology, video gaming, and social media…

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While the majority of 20-somethings are struggling to land a job interview, Entertainment mogul-in-the-making Sammye Scott is effortlessly navigating her way to becoming one of the top women in the music business. In the midst of working to discover music’s newest superstars as an A&R at label giant, Atlantic Records, the Spelman graduate also serves as…

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Rita Ora seems to have reconnected with former label boss Jay-Z after heaping praise on the rapper when she was a guest at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala in New York on Saturday night, Jan. 27, 2018. The “Anywhere” hitmaker may have had beef with the “Numb” hitmaker in the past, but since settling a six-month…

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Janine, formerly known as Janine and The Mixtape, just released a new single,”Never The Right Time.” This singer, songwriter, and producer from Auckland, New Zealand, lives for her music. She first brought us the Dark Mind EP in 2014 that included the hit single, “Hold Me’ feat. Pusha T.” The track was featured on “Love…

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In the early 2000s, four young men, Markus Free, Chris Voice, Anthony and Royce P., met at a park on the east side of Atlanta. The men formed an R&B group, Hamilton Park, aptly named after the park where they honed their gifts and dreamed about creating albums and selling out shows. After reaping success…

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Rita Ora suffers from anxiety and finds having therapy every week helpful. The 25-year-old singer admits she experiences feelings of anxiety when she starts to think about the future, but finds it helpful to discuss her fears with a counselor on a regular basis. “I’m not scared to admit I’ve had therapy. I have someone I…

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This past weekend, the ONE Musicfest hosted their first ever Atlanta Music Culture Crawl powered by Uber ATL, which journeyed through Atlanta‘s rich music history and iconic locations that have made invaluable contributions to Atlanta’s music culture. The media crawl, hosted by the self-titled “Atlantapologist,” Maurice Garland, treated the intimate tour group to complimentary beverages, courtesy of…

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Day 26 performed at the Super Dome for the 20th Essence Festival in the Ford room to a crowd of loyal fans. They sang “Exclusive,” “Since You’ve Been Gone” and a more as the crowd sang along. Dancing around, they did a routine or two in black and white attire. Robert and Willie jumped off…

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