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LGP QUA gets “Ruthless” in his new single with Zah Sosaa

LGP Qua | photo by Colin Kerrigan | via complex.com

Self-described as “The Voice of the Youth,” LGP QUA and teen rap sensation Zah Sosaa are two rising talents straight out of Philadelphia, who have joined forces and brought the heat in their new single titled “Ruthless”, produced by Jahlil Beats.

Similar to Meek Mill’s rapid-fire bars-forward style of rapping, you can feel LGP QUA getting angry, spitting some socially conscious verses, and you got Zah Sosaa backing him with some solid ad-lipping. Continue reading →

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LGP QUA schools the youth with his remake of Meek Mill’s “Stay Woke”

LGP Qua | photo by Colin Kerrigan | via complex.com

Hailing from good ole’ North Philly, MC LGP Qua went viral by tearing up social media with his motivational freestyle Instagram videos and rap tracks, spitting knowledge and wisdom to the world. Doing time in prison made the young rapper figure out his life’s mission which was to wake up the youth with the use of music. Most rappers his age talk about taking drugs and killing people, but not him. LGP Qua’s music focuses on delivering a message or getting a point across. As a result, he has work has attracted the attention of many celebrities such as Brooklyn rap icon Jay Z, born Shawn Carter. Carter reportedly offered LGP Qua a $1 million deal with his record label Roc Nation, who has also signed multiple Philly talents such as Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Chris & Neef, and more.

In the past few months, he has been releasing multiple tracks with a few music videos like “INSOMNIAC (woke)” which features The Black Eyed Pea’s will.i.am and “Hungry” where he collaborated with the shoe store chain Foot Locker for their “Before and After Bite” campaign with Nike Air Max that helps supports up-and-coming artists. Not to mention,  LGP Qua’s first mixtape Voice of the Youth, Vol. I is set to drop soon. Continue reading →

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SoFAR Philly and Amnesty International support “Give a Home” with Esperanza Spalding, Shamir and Maitland

On September 20th, Amnesty International partnered with the living room concert series SoFAR Sounds to hold a series of benefits across the world. 1,000 artists were booked to play 300 shows in 60 countries to raise money and awareness for the world’s refugees through Amnesty’s Give a Home project.

While SoFAR typically keeps their lineups under wraps, for “A Global Day of Secret Gigs,” the artists were released early, and it featured big names like Ed Sheeran in Washington, D.C. ,Hozier in Dublin, and BØRNS in Los Angeles.

On SoFAR Philly’s bill was Esperanza Spalding, Shamir and Maitland. The show was located in an ornate office building just off of Rittenhouse Square. Walking up three flights of carpeted stairs felt like walking through an antique mansion — SoFAR always chooses the coolest spots. Everyone got close and cozy as the sun set over the park and the bands began to set up. Continue reading →

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The Chief Comes To Philly: Jidenna at The Foundry

#LLTCTour | #Philadelphia | #SOLDOUT | 📷@yoleszlei for @fearandfancy

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Jidenna, one of the most dynamic artists out right now, occupies an interesting space in modern music: a pop/R&B/hip-hop hybrid that somehow manages to remain underrated (and even unknown despite his multiple hits) by many, yet still sells out multiple venues on his first ever headlining tour. One of these venues was the 450 capacity Foundry, located on the top floor of the Fillmore Philadelphia. Despite the sold out status of the show, I was able to squeeze myself in (thanks Live Nation) and catch my first live glimpse of one of my personal favorites doing it; spoiler alert: I was not disappointed. Continue reading →