For Your Viewing Pleasure: Raphael Saadiq Is Joined By Lucky Daye For A Tiny Desk Concert [Video]

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Raphael Saadiq Performs At NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is a favorite among music fans, and now, we’ve got another edition to add to the list of great performances.

The latest artist to take the office was Raphael Saadiq, who appeared as a part of the publication’s four-night series of extended concerts, Tiny Desk Fest. Saqdiq performs somes of his smoothest joints for almost 40 minutes as he’s joined by Lucky Daye for a seriously good time.

Check out the performance for yourself down below:

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Summer Walker Performs “Playing Games” On ‘The Tonight Show’ [Video]

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Summer Walker Makes Her Debut On The Tonight Show

Summer Walker stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night for a special performance, marking her first time ever at the program. The R&B songstress performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! almost a year ago, so this isn’t her first foray into the late night world, but it’s still a huge milestone nonetheless.

The Over It singer rocked a blazer and short hair as she gave the Tonight Show audience a live rendition of her hit, “Playing Games.” Check out the video down below to see the performance for yourself:

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Summer Walker Performs “Playing Games” On ‘The Tonight Show’ [Video]

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Summer Walker Makes Her Debut On The Tonight Show

Summer Walker stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night for a special performance, marking her first time ever at the program. The R&B songstress performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! almost a year ago, so this isn’t her first foray into the late night world, but it’s still a huge milestone nonetheless.

The Over It singer rocked a blazer and short hair as she gave the Tonight Show audience a live rendition of her hit, “Playing Games.” Check out the video down below to see the performance for yourself:

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Perform ‘Bandana’ Songs On NPR’s Tiny Desk [Video]

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Freddie Gibbs And Madlib Stop By NPR’s Tiny Desk

One thing you’ll find a lot of hip-hop fans agreeing on is the fact that Freddie Gibbs and Madlib made something truly special with Bandana–so it’s only right the rapper/producer duo comes together to perform some of those tracks live on NPR’s Tiny Desk series.

“Education,” “Gat Damn,” “Soul Right,” and “Freestyle Shit” are all shown some love in this epic 12 minute performance, where it’s made obvious just how much Gibbs and Madlib love these tracks and making music together. Check out the video down below to see for yourself:

Will You Be Watching?! Lil Nas X, Lizzo, And Billie Eilish To Be Honored At The Inaugural Apple Music Awards

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First Ever Apple Music Awards Will Honor Lil Nas X, Lizzo, And Billie Eilish

Apple Music is making its foray into new territory with their recently-announced Apple Music Awards.

The popular streaming service is going to be handing out five awards in their inaugural year, which includes Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. While the first two categories are determined simply by looking at Apple Music’s streaming data, the remaining three categories are decided by the company’s editorial team.

A press release from Apple regarding their first ever award show said the following:

“Introducing the Apple Music Awards, a celebration of the best and boldest musicians of 2019 and the enormous impact they have had on global culture this year. The Apple Music Awards honor achievements in music across five distinct categories and winners are chosen through a process that reflects the service’s editorial perspective, combined with what customers around the world are loving most.”

Not only did the brand announce the Apple Music Awards, but they’ve already named the lucky winners. Billie Eilish was named Artist of the Year, Lizzo was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Lil Nas X got Song of the Year for his record-breaking track “Old Town Road.” Billie Eilish also received Album of the Year for WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, was named Global Artist of the Year, and is splitting the award for Songwriter of the Year with Finneas.

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The first-ever Apple Music Awards is going down at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. PST anf will be livestreamed.

 

Head here to watch the whole thing.

Pardison Fontaine Is Joined By Offset To Perform “Under8ed” & “Take It Down” On ‘The Late Late Show’ [Video]

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Pardison Fontaine And Offset Perform “Under8ed” / “Take It Down” Medley

Pardison Fontaine stopped by The Late Late Show on Monday night to perform for James Corden and his live audience, and luckily for everyone in attendance, he brought Offset along with him.

On the show, the duo performed a medley of songs, which included the tracks “Under8ed” and “Take It Down,” both of which appear on Pardison’s new project, Under8ed.

Check out the performance down below to hear some tracks from Fontaine’s new project:

Tory Lanez Honors Black Women In All Their Glory In New Video For “Beauty In The Benz Ft. Snoop Dogg”

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Tory Lanez Celebrates Black Women With New Video

We’re really impressed by Tory Lanez latest show of appreciation for black female beauty in every form through the new visuals for “Beauty in the Benz” featuring Snoop Dogg, off his recently released album Chixtape 5. The song is a remake Snoop’s 2003 hit single, “Beautiful” and the video is a celebration highlighting the stunning and unique variations of African American women from different walks of life in all sizes, ages, shapes and shades.

Check it out below:

Lanez collaborated with female director “child.” known for her talent and distinctive technique of shooting and capturing brown skin, and an all female cast to bring this vision to life. Not only is the video a cast full of women, but the behind the scenes moving and working parts consisted of a fully staffed female production crew as well. Tory also tapped in Alicia Keys for a special appearance where she weighs in on the true meaning of beauty during a round table discussion. “Beauty in the Benz” is a visual saluting the effortless artistic talents, athleticism, and trend setting aura that make up the Black woman of today. Instead of shots focusing on himself and Snoop, the Toronto native highlights and commemorates the love, passion, nurturing strength and protective characteristics that is the African American woman as personified in a scene where the women come together covering a young male. The Chixtape series for Tory have always been music that caters to, honors and thanks women, and what better way to continue that goal, and take it to the next level by putting the spotlight on those very women starring in their own video dedicated to them. Tory closes out the video by showering the women with much deserved flowers as a symbol of gratitude and appreciation.

We thought this one was pretty dope, what did you think?