Grammy-winning rapper Lil Jon is doing some good in a time when the world needs it most.
Pencils of Promise, the organisation which helps to build schools and increase educational opportunity in developing countries, has confirmed that Lil Jon opened his second school in the village of Mafi Atitekpo in Ghana. The new school named, Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School, broke ground in December 2017 and was officially inaugurated in July 2018, and has since been operating since with 313 children enrolled.
Thanks to Lil Jon’s generous donation of $70,000, Pencils of Promise was able to build schools with safe conditions. Most of these schools face overcrowding, forcing some students to learn under a tree outside of the school. Witnessing these learning conditions firsthand during his first trip to Ghana is what motivated Lil Jon to help.
The first school Lil Jon helped to fund in October 2017 was built in honor of late mother, Carrie M.Smith, which currently enrolls nearly 250 students. Overall, PoP is impacting over 35,000 students in Ghana.
“Last year [October of 2017] I went with my family to open up my first Pencils of Promise school in Ghana, and now to have over 300 kids already enrolled in my second school there is incredible! It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures,” said Lil Jon.
PoP has also teamed up with stars such as Justin Bieber and Olivia Culpo in the past to support these difficult educational systems.
G-Eazy has just dropped a new track called “Endless Summer Freestyle” featuring Compton great, YG.
To start, G-Eazy jumps on the track with his signature flashy raps about his clothes, cars, jewelry, and beautiful women. Then, YG comes in with his signature edgy raps about his lifestyle. “I got a lot on my platter, this shit so scattered/Bitches gettin’ fucked, Black lives matter/Fuck the chitter chatter, I put my dick behind what I say/Every check I get, it’s a real nigga holiday, he spits.
Check out the “Endless Summer Freestyle” below. What do you think of the track?
Lauryn Hill will be taking her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to Europe this winter. The artist has three confirmed dates in Australia: February 7th at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney; February 10th at the Riverstage in Brisbane; and February 13th at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
On all the aforementioned shows Lauryn will be accompanied by hip-hop giant Nas.
Michelle DiBernardo will be at the Tri State Meltdown on 28th July 2018 in Marlton in New Jersey to meet and greet and party with us at Infuse.
Michelle DiBernardo is a lifestyle model, actress, portrait photographer, co-producer, director, director of photography, post production, certified makeup artist and a director of education for a well known acting/modeling school. She previously was a lead theatre advisor. Michelle has been acting and modeling since 12 years old. She currently holds her NYS teaching license for Acting/Modeling. She is represented by multiple agents across the US. She has played background in countless television shows such as: Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Hostages, I Just Want My Pants Back, The Leftovers, Smash, Unforgettable, etc. Michelle has also appeared on local print ads, billboards and commercials for Americu Credit Union. She has experience in voiceovers, commercials, runway, short films, feature films, music videos, theatre, promotional modeling and print.
Some of her most recent accomplishments are Co-Producing alongside of her business partner Tamara Reese, Directing, Director Of Photographer and Post Production for CJack Run Networks: Visionary Minds- Inspirational Woman Of Syracuse, Inspirational Men Of Color In Syracuse, Survivors & Broadway Comes To Syracuse: Disney Presents The Lion King, Visionary Minds Presents: Syracuse’ Stage’s Wizard of Oz. Lillith in “Lillith” for Mad Angel Films, Patrice in “Manners Matter”, Lisa in “Look Mom & Dad” all 3 were short films. Nurse Joanee in “12 Days Of God”, Mina in “De Ja Vu” for Mad Angel Films, a Publicist and Behind The Scenes Photographer for “Priest-The Lost Son’s ” trailer, Sharon in Syracuse University’s short film “Dessert”, Makeup Artist for “Still Life With Family”, the Duchess in Sage Cat Media’s “A.K.A. Alice”, Background in the Feature Film “Wolves”, Background in the Ron Pearlman’s Feature Film “Asher”, Background in “Mountain” starring Jeff Goldblum, a Detective in “Da Citi” Feature Film, a Corporate Video for Otto Media, Supporting in Peppino’s commercial, Principal in Mooradian’s Furniture Commercial, Background in Fountainscape Commercial and Principal in “ I Love NY app” Commercial.
Michelle had trained with Robert Russell in 1 on 1 sessions for over a year. Currently she is on her 8th Screenwriting class with Jeremy Garelick. DiBernardo has taken an online Theatre and Globalization class. Other recent training she has recently taken are with Dennis “LA” White, Tom Logan and Ryan Glorioso.
Today Atlantic Records and All Money In recording artist Nipsey Hussle celebrates the release of his long awaited studio debut album, “VICTORY LAP.”
“VICTORY LAP” includes an array of electrifying new tracks, including “Last Time That I Checc’d (Feat. YG),” “Rap N*****s,”and “Dedication (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. His first two singles off the album are joined by provocative companion visuals; “Rap N*****s” has earned over 7 million individual views at YouTube, while “Last Time That I Checc’d (Feat. YG)” has now logged over 4.5 individual plays.
In addition, “VICTORY LAP” sees Hussle teaming up with a stunning assortment of featured guests, including Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy, The-Dream, Ceelo Green, and more (track listing attached).
Hussle has spent much of this past week taking a pre-release “VICTORY LAP” with a series of high profile hometown events, highlighted by the sold out “All Star Weekend – Los Angeles” concert, last night at the world famous Hollywood Palladium. Fans lucky enough to attend “All Star Weekend – Los Angeles” were among the first to hear tracks from “VICTORY LAP” performed live.
In addition, Hussle will celebrate the release with a private album release party at an undisclosed location this evening. Saturday February 17th he will participate in fellow Los Angeles native, YG’s first annual “The Boogie” basketball tournament as a celebrity coach. Later in the evening he will continue celebrating the release with his fans at the famous World On Wheels roller skating rink located in Los Angeles, CA.<
Perhaps more significantly, Hussle cut the ribbon and celebrated the grand opening of his new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative with the official opening of the “Too Big To Fail” center in the South Los Angeles area yesterday February 15th. Created in partnership with Vector90 and Dave Gross, STEM encourages design thinking and innovation in local youth, centered around impact hubs where neighborhood youth can feed off of each other’s talent, creativity, and support. Additional STEM academies are schedule to open throughout the year. For more information, please seewww.toobigtofail.org.
Additional releases have preceded “VICTORY LAP,” including the non-LP track, “Been Down (Feat. Swizz Beatz),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. What’s more, “10 Rings,” an exclusive mini-documentary detailing Hussle’s extraordinary 10 year journey from independent rapper to major label superstar, premiered last month and can be viewed now exclusive at Tidal.
Cardi B is hitting the road for her first major world tour later this year, and now we know when we can expect to see her at an arena near us. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper officially joins Bruno Mars for his 24K Magic World Tour, and the two are sharing the dates for the forthcoming journey.
The two superstars, who recently performed together at the 2018 Grammy Awards, will be hitting 23 dates in cities across North America. Cardi and Bruno are kicking things off in Denver, Co. for the first two dates on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 before hitting up major cities such as Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Brooklyn, Austin, Philadelphia and more before wrapping things up with a four-night finale in Los Angeles, Calif. from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27.
Mars previously started his 24K Magic Tour back in March 2017, visiting cities all over the U.S., as well as the rest of the globe.
Check out all of the dates for Bruno and Cardi’s 24K Magic World Tour below to see when they’ll be hitting your city.
Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s 24K Magic World Tour Dates
Sept. 7 – Denver, Co. – Pepsi Center
Sept. 8 – Denver, Co. – Pepsi Center
Sept. 11 – St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 15 – Detroit, Mich. – Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 19 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 20 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 22 – Toronto, O.N. – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 23 – Toronto, O.N. – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 27 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Sept. 28 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Oct. 1 – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center
Oct. 2 – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center
Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center
Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center
Oct. 7 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 11 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center
Oct. 14 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
Oct. 15 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 – Austin, Texas – Circuit of the Americas
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, Calif. – STAPLES Center
Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif. – STAPLES Center
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. – STAPLES Center
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, Calif. – STAPLES Center
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