Push It Pull It

FEATURE ARTIST VIDEO “Push It Pull It” by Hatty Keane (U.K.)


BGM- Despite only being 20 years of age, U.K.’s Hatty Keane has more experience than most, completing over 500 shows since signing to BGM at the age of 16. This incredible work ethic has seen her support heavyweight artists such as Rudimental, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran,Wretch 32, JLS (19 Date Arena Tour) and Wiley. Hatty’s sound is the product of talent and hard work, and her determination has led her to collaborate with some topline writers and producers including Luigi ‘LUGO’ Gonzalez (Janet Jackson), Luney Tunez (Rihanna), Si Hulbert (One Direction) andHank Hughes (Naughty Boy, Emili Sande), shaping her sound to guarantee club night mayhem.

Watch more videos at www.hattyofficial.com or Like www.facebook.com/hattykeanemusic .



Nneka Hits U.S.!

Soul Singer Nneka Announces Summer 2015 Tour Dates


New LP Arriving May 26th

Soul singer-songwriter Nneka will be heading out on a North American tour this summer. The upcoming trek will kick off on June 2nd in Seattle, WA, and make stops in big cities like Oakland, L.A., Chicago, Toronto, and Philly, before wrapping June 23rd in New York.

The new tour will support Nneka’s forthcoming album, My Fairy Tales, due out May 26th via Bushqueen Music. The German/Nigerian songstress recorded the LP in France, Denmark, and Nigeria while living in Paris. Like her previous offerings, including 2011’s ‘Soul Is Heavy,’ Nneka will continue to tackle personal and political issues.

“My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” she explained. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.”

Nneka Tour Dates (Tickets for select shows are on sale now):


  • June 2 – Seattle, WA at Nectar
  • June 4 – Oakland, CA at The New Parish
  • June 5 – Oakland, CA at The New Parish
  • June 7 – Los Angeles, CA at The Troubadour
  • June 10 – Denver, CO at Lost Lake
  • June 13 – St. Louis, MO at Duck Room
  • June 14 – Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall
  • June 16 – Toronto, ON at Tattoo
  • June 19 – Boston, MA at TT The Bear’s
  • June 20 – Philadelphia, PA at Milkboy
  • June 21 – Washington, DC at Jammin Java
  • June 23 – New York, NY at TBD

More dates to follow..

Story taken from http://singersroom.com/content/2015-04-20/Soul-Singer-Nneka-Announces-Summer-2015-Tour-Dates-New-LP-Arriving-May-26th/,

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Taken from durmhiphopsummit.com. (Durham, NC) It seems like only this past August was when one of the BIGGEST events hit the Triangle.  Hip Hop took over the city of DURHAM… or should I say, DURM… wait it was!! This year its going to be even BIGGER and BETTER! Leading up to 2014′s DURM Hip Hop Summit will be a monthly concert series, where every 3rd Friday we will introduce the city of DURM to an amazing out of town Hip Hop Artist and bring to you phenomenal Local Artists that are making their mark and taking over the triangle hip hop scene. Within this DURM Hip Hop Summit Concert Series will be mini summit style events to include Producer Battles, Freestyle Battles, DJ Spin offs as well as Graffiti and BBoys out side when the weather starts to get warmer! Each event will be held at Devines located at 904 W Main St . To KickStart the series on FEBRUARY 21st, the Man, the Myth, the Legend, Kourvioisier will start off the evening.  Followed by some out of town help by Joe Crush DURM’s very own and founders of the DURM Hip Hop Summit, Toon & The Real Laww will round out the evening!! February 21st, 2014 (RSVP Here).  


Watch BIG FREEDIA, the Queen of Bounce, on TRIBES TV!

BIG FREEDIA Shakes Up Durham!


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Reality TV shows bore me these days, so I wasn’t expecting to like BIG FREEDIA, The Queen of Bounce on fuse. But his lovable personality sold me. I was transfixed by Big Freedia’s passion and excitement for bringing New Orleans’ unique style of rap, bounce and twerk dance to mainstream audiences- and he’s got the whole world watching!

“Excuse, I don’t mean to be rude!” yells Big Freedia as he shakes up cities across the country and abroad, recently making a tour stop in the Bull City (Durham, NC) for the Pinhook’s 5th anniversary event. Featuring a high energy dance troupe comprised of some of the best twerkers and bounce dancers in the world, Big Freedia performed for a packed, nicely diverse audience and took downtown Durham to a whole new level on a Tuesday night! Fun for everyone, Big Freedia’s shows touch a place in all of us that just wants to dance, bounce and feel good!  WATCH THE FULL EPISODE. Leslie Cunningham, TRIBES 

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Available in print

Issue 33 - Summer 2012

TRIBES Magazine is distributing its content free via a new digital viewer, PDF downloads and iPad. In the streets and online for nearly a decade, TRIBES has traveled the indy scene spotlighting artists generating the next trends in music, visual arts and the printed word. Today, TRIBES is one of the leading publications covering urban music and arts around the globe.“Best Online Zine (BlackWebAwards, 2009) and “Poetry Magazine of the Year” (National Poetry Awards, 2010), every issue is throbbing with the beat of music, politics, visual art, and photography, bursting with writing, articles, poetry, and personal narratives authored by a winning team of entertainment journalists, artists, and social critics. In the archives are greats like Damian and Kymani Marley, India.Arie, Tyler Perry, KRS One, Dead Prez, Ludacris, and so many more who have been featured. Still, the heart of TRIBES is always with the self-sustaining arts and ever-committed to showcasing the countless lessor known (but no less prolific) artists across the globe as they pioneer expression and make essential noise in their communities. View the current issue now!

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“Jerode Rodgers, better known as Jeronimo was born in Chicago and raised in the “Low End” projects of the inner city.  It was here that Jeronimo was introduced to freestyle and battle rapping.  At the time Jeronimo had no clue that practicing these skills would be his gateway art to what would turn out to be his truest and most successful passion the art of Spoken Word.  He began creating Spoken Word pieces in late December of 2011.  Since then Jeronimo has released two Spoken Word EP’s.  Spoken Hip Hop was the first release early in 2012 with extraordinary pieces like 80’s and 20’s.   There was quite a bit of controversy throughout Jeronimo’s Christian fan base because of language used in several pieces.  A remnants of battle rapping days where almost anything goes.  Jeronimo was so grateful of the outpour of love, he decided to create his next EP for his Christian fanbase and kept it clean.  Psalms of the Streets was created and then released in November of 2012.  Over 300 people walked through the doors of the I.C.E. Theater for the event Heirs to the Throne, where Jeronimo held his release and listening event.” Read Jeronimo’s complete bio at http://www.jeronimospeaks.blogspot.com/p/bio.html.

Bull City re-FASHIONED, a Fashion Show by dtownMARKET

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BULL CITY  rE-FASHIONED, a Fashion Show by dtownMARKET

The purpose of dtownMARKET’s “re-fashioned”  is to give local fashion designers a space to showcase their work, perhaps make a little money and bring local design to the Bull City.  dtownMARKET began in Durham, North Carolina in May 2011 when owner Kala Wolfe of Retrospective Vintage organized a one-time pop-up market for local fashion designers and artists to come together and sell their goods. Today, dtownMARKET isn’t just an event, it’s a community of really amazing people having a good time.To learn more, visit dtownmarket.com.


Photographs by Emanuel Cole and Larry Dixon Jr.