Power106 Reveals Annual Powerhouse Concert Lineup

Currently having a major FOMO moment.  Why?  Well because I will not be in LA for Powerhouse this year.  SAD.  I can’t really complain that much though because that weekend I’ll be in Miami with two of my BFFs and I’m more than likely attending Rolling Loud Festival.  I digress.

This year’s Powerhouse falls on Cinco de Mayo weekend which is typically early than previous years.  It’s going down on Saturday, May 6 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater.

Let me just say though that the lineup is one big fire emoji.  Big Sean and Lil Wayne headlining?!  Do you even know how many live bangers that will come out of this concert?  “My Homies Still.”  “Beware.”  “Deep.”  And so many more.  Ugh.  I guess I can’t go to everything, but it still hurts a bit.  It’s the fangirl in me.

Kid Ink, Jeremih, Post Malone, MadeinTYO, too?!  You know Big Sean and MadeinTYO will perform the “Skateboard P” remix together.  Amazing.

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Congrats to the Power team on an epic lineup!  Want to get more amped up about it?  Watch the promo vid here, and get your tickets this Friday so I can live vicariously through your social feeds.

Happy Monday, yinz!

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Concert Review: 2 Chainz x Lil Wayne

Sorry for the wait.

LOL ^  Get it?  It’s a Lil Wayne mixtape.  But really, apologies for the delay in this post as the concert was on Saturday, June 25.

That concert seriously had the most energy.  From Lil Wayne to 2 Chainz to the crowd, and even the ushers – everyone was hype.  I can’t forget to mention who opened for the two headliners though.  Those artists being:  Ty Dolla $ign, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, and Fetty Wap.  It was a true rap concert, and I loved every second of it.  My and Syd’s seats were also really really good, so that helped.  Thanks other Sid for the tickets!

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS:

  • Ty Dolla $ign should not have opened.  That man has too many bangers to be the opener.  And not to mention he performed for a VERY brief time.  Maybe he had to go somewhere after?
  • At one point during A$AP Ferg’s set, he yelled for the crowd to get closer to the stage.  You would think just people with floor seats would move towards the front.  Nope.  People in the 100 level section at Staples Center (first section up from the floor) HOPPED over the railings and rushed towards the front.  It was pretty epic and hilarious TBH.
  • Fetty Wap redeemed himself performance-wise, and everyone loved him.  He really does have solid tracks outside of ‘Trap Queen.’
  • The main attractions:  Seriously, Wayne and 2 Chainz had that place lit.  Weezy performed a handful of songs from Tha Carter III, which happens to be one of it not his best piece of work.  And 2 Chainz just has this stage presence, well Lil Wayne too, that gets everyone SO hype and about that hip-hop life!

So great.  Watch my Snap story below to see what I’m talking about.  I highly recommend you attend a Lil Tunechi and/or Tity Boi concert if you ever have the chance.

The concert ended with 1% battery left on my phone.  Don’t think the night stopped there.  Sydney and I ventured across the street to this Mexican rooftop lounge and shut the place down at 12:30am – still early.  We then headed next door to this restaurant – started another dance party there and ultimately made it home and in bed by 3am.  Aggressive but worth every second.

Happy Wednesday, yinz!

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Positivity Post!

PI don’t know about yinz, but I need some happy social media posts in my life right now.  Good thing there are a lot of good and exciting things currently happening in the hip-hop (and sports) world!

First and foremost, I can’t believe I didn’t post about the freaking PITTSBURGH PENGUINS winning the STANLEY CUP.  I mean.  I’ve been waiting for this moment since 2009 when they won their last Cup.  So, so proud of and happy for this team of yinzers.  Wondering where I watched the game?  The couch.  And I couldn’t have been more content.  A big congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins and glad the Cup is back in the city of Pittsburgh.  I hope everyone who is at/went to the parade today had fun and stayed safe!

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Now, back to hip-hop…

YG | STILL BRAZY

Late last night, well late for East Coasters, YG dropped his highly-anticipated album Still Brazy.  It’s currently only streaming on Apple Music (subscribe if you haven’t already) and will more than likely be available on more streaming services on the actual release date of Friday, June 17.  And if you’re in LA on Friday through the 28th, stop by YG’s pop-up shop and art installation on Fairfax!

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LIL WAYNE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL

After TWO seizures and emergency plane landings, Lil Wayne is out of the hospital and doing well.  To reiterate, this is a ‘positivity post,’ so I won’t be ranting on bashing him (and never would actually) on why he shouldn’t be drinking that lean.  Seriously.  Life is too short, Weezy.  But very glad he’s doing okay!

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BEYONCE x FLINT, MICHIGAN

Beyonce back at it again with the good deeds.  Most recently, Queen Bee has donated more than $80,000 towards the Flint water crisis.  More specifically, the money went to the United Way of Genesee County at a Detroit high school in partnership with Bey’s philanthropic platform, BeyGOOD.  As if that wasn’t generous enough, 14 Detroit-based high school students were selected to receive “college gifts” for educational expenses and surprised with tickets to Beyonce’s Tuesday night show at Ford Field in Michigan.  Love, love, love reading about this type of stuff!  More on Bey’s good deeds here.

DRAKE x VIEWS

Shout out to Drizzy Drake whose recent album VIEWS just went DOUBLE PLATINUM.  It’s official via the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).  From what I thought wasn’t his best project, I do find myself listening to it more and more.  From the album, One Dance, has now spent five consecutive weeks at #1, while VIEWS itself has spent six.  As for overall streams – VIEWS has surpassed the one BILLION-stream benchmark in the U.S.  So epic.  6 God status for real.

KANYE WEST x SAINT PABLO TOUR

We on a ultralight beam!  For real.  As Kim’s Tweet promised, Kanye revealed the tour dates yesterday morning for his HIGHLY-anticpiated tour.  The tour starts in August in Indianapolis and wraps up in October in Sin City.  He’ll be making two stops in LA at The Forum on October 25 and October 26.  And sorry, yinz, he isn’t stopping in Pittsburgh.  You have some options though:  drive to Philly to see him on October 4 orrrr fly to me and get lit at The Forum.  Although, I don’t know why, but I think it would be dope to see Ye perform in Seattle.  Really not sure why, but in my head it seems cool.  General sale tickets go on sale this Saturday.  Cop them or miss out on what will probably be a sold out tour.

Oh and can’t forget what else Kanye delivered yesterday.  Later in the evening Kanye added the final (assuming so) version of the song ‘Saint Pablo’ to The Life of Pablo album.  He’s been making changes to the album since it dropped in February.  This only continues to make me think that TLOP is a work of art.  Always evolving and changing!  And it’s another reason why I like and respect Kanye.  He takes his projects and passions seriously, as do I, so I can appreciate him and his ways.  UPDATE:  Kanye added additional tour dates.  Check those here.

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And to conclude this post, I’d like to shout out Disney World for donating $1 million to the victims of the Orlando tragedy.  My thoughts go to the families and friends of those who are no longer with us, and my prayers go to the innocent lives who were taken way too soon.  I really hope the Facebook bantering and blaming simmers down because what truly matters is that we all come together during a time like this to lift one another up and fill the world (real and digital) with positivity and to remember those lost.  I’m sure they wouldn’t want all this finger pointing.

Thanks yinz for reading – be back soon!

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Music:  2 Chainz x Lil Wayne – COLLEGROVE

UPDATE:  And here is the link to purchase/stream (if you have Apple Music) Collegrove.  Enjoy, yinz.  I am a happy person right now.

Okay, I am pretty pumped about this project, which is supposed to be dropping tonight at midnight.  I’ve been vibing with Tunechi and 2 Chainz for a while now, so this collab will be quite refreshing and hopefully pleasing to my ears.

Lil Wayne was truly one of the first rappers I really took a liking to and is one of the reasons why I’m so into hip-hop today.  I mean, have you heard ‘A Milli’?  Fire.

So while we patiently wait for the project to drop, let’s throw it back Thursday style with the two rappers below performing ‘Yuck’ at the MTV VMAs in 2012.  I was actually there to witness this – yassss.

And these two superstars aren’t the only ones dropping a project tonight… SUPPOSEDLY…

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Lil Wayne Announces…

…’No Ceilings 2′ mixtape!  After much speculation that Tunechi was possibly working on the follow-up to ‘No Ceilings,’ the Young Money rapper tweeted about 10 minutes ago the following:  
I really hope this sounds like the old Wayne. Not much of a fan of new Wayne, but I’ll take it regardless!

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Serge’s Selections 10.26.15

Happy Monday, yinz!

I feel like I haven’t done ‘Serge’s Selections’ in a while, so let’s start that back up.

What did I do this weekend?  It was pretty chill – my three roommates were up north running their butts off for the Ragnar Relay.  Two hundred miles from San Fransico to Napa!  They’re pretty epic.  So I laid low, stayed in Long Beach, went to a beach bonfire, and was productive for my upcoming trip home.  Oh, and I made a YouTube channel with someone I think you’ll all really like.  So stay tuned for that.

And I’m super pumped for this week because one of my dearest friends from Westminster, Jamie, is getting married!  So excited to be part of her special day. ❤  And it’s a short work week for me, so thank you, Jaim.

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Back to the ‘Selections.’  I wish I could tell you I listened to some new music this past weekend, but considering it was Drake’s birthday on Saturday, that’s all I listened to.

I do have a Miguel video for you to watch if you haven’t already seen it.  Off his latest album Wildheart, he released the visuals for ‘Waves.’  SUCH a good song.  And the video is so vibrant, upbeat, and wild… just like Miguel.  J. Cole and Wale make cameos in it as well, just for a hot second, but still!  Dope to see other artists supporting one another.

And here is the video for Travi$ Scott’s hit ‘Antidote.’  While this video came out in the middle of September, I truly cannot stop listening to this song, so just thought I’d pass along the vid incase you haven’t watched.  The video truly takes place at the night show.  Watch below.

One more.  I heard this yesterday on the radio for the first time in a (very) long time.  The Kanye West remix to Lil Wayne’s ‘Lollipop.’  So good.  Please listen if you haven’t – it’s a banger.

That’s all for today.  Have a good one!

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