Vinyl masters: How this Memphis company became one of the nation’s largest record-makers

Vinyl masters: How this Memphis company became one of the nation’s largest record-makers

commercialappeal.com | Aug 8, 2022
When vinyl manufacturer Memphis Record Pressing launched in November 2014, co-owner Brandon Seavers had modest expectations. “We thought if we get five years out of this, we’re golden,” Seavers said. “Here we are in 2022, and never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that we would be building this massive organization.” Memphis Record Pressing (MRP) is about […]
Mary J. Blige to perform at FedExForum

Mary J. Blige to perform at FedExForum

fox13memphis.com | Jun 16, 2022
The “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” Mary J. Blige, will perform at FedExForum this fall. Nine-time Grammy Award winner announced her return to Memphis with the “Good Morning Gorgeous” tour. The tour will make a stop at FedExForum on Sunday, October 16, 2022, and will feature Ella Mai and Queen Naija. Tickets for the “Good Morning […]
THE HARDEST WORKING LABEL IN HIP-HOP: INSIDE THE RISE OF YO GOTTI AND COLLECTIVE MUSIC GROUP

THE HARDEST WORKING LABEL IN HIP-HOP: INSIDE THE RISE OF YO GOTTI AND COLLECTIVE MUSIC GROUP

billboard.com | May 27, 2022
Yo Gotti can’t sleep. “When I lay down at night, my mind can’t stop running,” says the 41-year-old rapper-executive, sitting in his pristine, tan-toned trailer in the parking lot of a photography studio as the sweltering Miami sun descends outside. Discussing something as personal as his life-long battle with insomnia is out of character for […]
YO GOTTI ANNOUNCES RETURN OF BIRTHDAY BASH IN MEMPHIS

YO GOTTI ANNOUNCES RETURN OF BIRTHDAY BASH IN MEMPHIS

hiphopdx.xom | May 5, 2022
 Yo Gotti is reviving an old tradition. The CMG boss is bringing back his annual birthday bash in Memphis from its COVID-19 hiatus. The Yo Gotti & Friends Birthday Bash is set to return on July 15 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. “Birthday Bash is back and it’s going to be better than ever,” Yo Gotti said in […]
MonoNeon, Ledisi Team Up For New Single, “Done With The B-S”

MonoNeon, Ledisi Team Up For New Single, “Done With The B-S”

liveforlivemusic.com/ | Feb 15, 2021
MonoNeon and singer Ledisi have had it with the bullsh*t. That would be the lyrical theme of the latest single from the colorfully-dressed funk bassist, who has teamed up with the R&B/jazz singer Ledisi (real name Ledisi Young) for his latest recording, which is appropriately titled “Done With The B-S”.
Music Video Monday: A Weirdo From Memphis

Music Video Monday: A Weirdo From Memphis

memphisflyer.com | Feb 9, 2021
2020 was a bad year for all musicians, but A Weirdo From Memphis (AWFM) had it worse than most. He lost his job, his first big tour was canceled, and he had both his identity and his car stolen. So, he did what he had to do: he wrote a song about it. “’Kerosene Heater’ […]
Review: Healy returns with somber and exciting ‘Tungsten’

Review: Healy returns with somber and exciting ‘Tungsten’

abcnews.com | Feb 1, 2021
Memphis-based rapper Healy calls his return a “second wind” not a “comeback.” “Don’t call it a comeback,” sings Memphis-based rapper and singer Healy on his second album. “I call it a second wind. Good to be back in my element.” Whatever it is, it’s welcome. This eclectic artist returns with just over 30 minutes of […]
NLE Choppa Pays Tribute to 2Pac With New “Picture Me Grapin” Video

NLE Choppa Pays Tribute to 2Pac With New “Picture Me Grapin” Video

complex.com | Feb 1, 2021
Released on Friday at exactly 11:11 a.m., the video sees Choppa paying tribute to the late 2Pac by reenacting scenes from his iconic music videos. The title of the song itself, of course, is a nod to 2Pac’s own 1996 All Eyez on Me cut “Picture Me Rollin.” Continuing the tribute, Choppa also recently linked up with designer Karl Kani […]
Justin Timberlake & Ant Clemons’ ‘Better Days’ Duet Sees Biggest Sales Boost After Inauguration

Justin Timberlake & Ant Clemons’ ‘Better Days’ Duet Sees Biggest Sales Boost After Inauguration

billboard.com | Feb 1, 2021
The top-seller on Jan. 20 from the two shows was Clemons and Timberlake’s “Better Days,” which sold 13,000 downloads that day — a gain of 15,351% compared to the negligible sum it sold on Jan. 19. The song was released in December but has yet to chart on a Billboard tally. That will likely change come next […]
Ant Clemons Used to Work at Red Lobster, Now He’s Performing at Biden’s Inauguration

Ant Clemons Used to Work at Red Lobster, Now He’s Performing at Biden’s Inauguration

rollingstone.com | Feb 1, 2021
R&B singer Ant Clemons isn’t quite a household name yet, but he’s certainly on his way. On Wednesday night he performs “Better Days,” his 2020 collaboration with Justin Timberlake, at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.