REMIX: Kap G ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Quavo – ‘Girlfriend Remix’

Yinz should all be familiar with Kap G’s single and banger ‘Girlfriend,’ but now it’s even more lit because one of my favorite artists, Ty Dolla $ign, jumped on the track.  Quavo also joins the squad for the remix, and it’s the perfect song for some Thursday night vibing.

Kap G tweeted earlier today that the remix would be dropping, so you know I’ve been waiting or this.  This is one of the reasons I love Twitter.  You hear the news straight from the artist, and it makes you feel more connected as a fan.  I think I need to write a separate blog post on that.  Any who…


Enjoy here!

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REMIX: A$AP Ferg ft. Future, A$AP Rocky, & Lil Uzi Vert – ‘New Level REMIX’

Wowwww.  I’m on a new level right now.


As if I didn’t like this song enough, A$AP Rocky hops on the remix for ‘New Level.’  Lil Uzi too, but I just love A$AP Rocky.  This song comes just a few days after the A$AP Mob announced their completion of the Cozy Tapes joint project, which we still don’t have a release date for.  But if it sounds like this remix, then I’m all for it.


Stream a snippet of the track here or listen on Apple Music🙂.

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Hi yinz!  This next watch out WEDNESDAY features a fellow Pittsburgher!  He goes by the name of KH, and I had the pleasure of interviewing him.  How did I hear about this talent?  Well, I began following KH on Instagram, he posted that he was looking to connect with creatives in LA, I reached out, and *BAM* – next thing you know, I was at Wiz Khalifa’s studio interviewing the talented, creative, and humble artist known as KH.  He’s also part of the Taylor Gang crew, so Pittsburgh reppin’ all around.

*Disclaimer:  He’s not in LA at this moment – he’s back in da burgh.

Let’s get into this so you can see why I want you to ‘watch out’ for him.  Good stuff.

Tell me who KH is – the man behind the music.
I’m 24 years old from Pittsburgh, specifically Hazelwood.  I’m a singer, songwriter, rapper, artist – whatever’s clever.  That’s about it, that’s just me.

I noticed from other articles and videos that you’re all about positivity, creativity, vibing off of other people… tell me more about that.
KH:  I have a lot of ideas in my head that I want to do, but it seems like I never really get to do them because I’m not running into the right people, so I’m like always running off of those feelings that I’m ready to do something tight with some cool people.  I’m all about that.

“You got the vision, so yo this is what I’m trying to do.”

Regarding your music, who/what are your influences?  Is there a Pittsburgh sound or influence?
KH:  I watched a lot of videos, everything that made it through mainstream back in the day during the 90’s and early 2000’s.  I listened to a lot of Jay Z and R&B.  I don’t like to get into too many particular artists; I like a lot of everything.

“If it touches me then I like it.”

Are there are any particular artists now that you listen to who have helped influence your music?
I’m just liking everything right now.  I think that everybody has something good to say right now.  Travis (Scott) and Bryson’s (Tiller) style is tight – they’re different but their style… it’s just amazing that there’s no format in music anymore.

“People know you don’t have to do it ‘like this.’  That’s the best part.”

When you’re in the studio or writing a song, do you feel a certain pressure?
KH:  Yeah, all the time, all the time, especially when I’m by myself.  That’s probably how all athletes are though and probably how the best comes out.

“Gotta have some type of pressure.”

So you performed at SXSW in 2015.  What other concerts/festivals would you like to perform?  What’s on your bucket list?
All of the big ones, you know what I mean.  I don’t really have one in mind specifically to be honest.  I just want to do them.

Are there any collaborations you want to happen?  What is your dream?
KH:  I want to run my own tour and stop at a couple different cities – that’s the goal right now more than a dream.  I’m trying to handle that right now and go to a couple more places.

“I’m trying to go with the flow, do what I’m supposed do.  Meet the right people.”

Your debut project, Mo’$crill Hotel – explain that.
KH:  It came out late December and was executive produced by Sledgren.  It’s a homegrown tape, including all the producers I had been working with.  It’s all about creating your own environment.  If you want to throw your own party, go to the club…

“It’s about being in control of what’s going on in a cool way – that’s what Mo’$crill Hotel is.”

Is there a song on that project that is super meaningful to you?
KH:  ‘Thank You for Staying’ which is the first track on there.  I did that right before wrapping up the project – about a day or two before.  It was fun making that song. The whole process, the whole night, and adding the guitar in the track.  It was just fun.

“But like I said you can play that and you can control the environment.”

It’s me, Sara, real quick.  When I listened to Mo’$crill Hotel, I heard a project featuring beats you vibe to, yet it’s still chill all around.  It’s that happy medium where it’s not too lit or too turnt but it’s not “alright, next track.  I’m sleeping.”  That’s what KH felt as well.  It’s listen-to-anytime-music.  KH didn’t want fans to think “oh, this is so slow” and at the same time he knew it wasn’t going to be the craziest soundtrack.

Do you feel a lot of support from Pittsburgh?
KH:  I’m still trying to gain it as much as possible.  I feel like I have a good following in Pittsburgh, but I definitely want to make it stronger.  I feel that everyone who knows me knows me for my music, and I just want to make it bigger overall, including Pittsburgh.

What is the future of KH?  Where is the movement going?
KH:  Good question.  I feel like I want to put out a lot more songs that you wouldn’t think I’d be a part of with other artists.  I want to do a little bit more writing.  (ponders out loud) Where is this all going?  That’s a good question.

“I wish I knew exactly but I can’t say and maybe that’s the fun part.  I want to find my niche.”

Seriously, even after I re-read the above or listen to the recording of our interview, I continue to feel inspired each and every time.  KH gives out ALL the good vibes, and he’s really here to make music for the people.  I’m honored to to have interviewed him, and I look forward to not only new music he releases but also to what he will accomplish as an artist.

And speaking of new music, earlier this month he released a new album titled Nobody Sleeps Anymore.  So you should definitely check it out and support the homie by purchasing on iTunes or listening on Apple Music (duh).  To get a taste of the new project, watch the visuals for the first track on the album below!

Stay tuned for another watch out WEDNESDAY – thanks for reading, yinz!  Oh, and you can also find KH on Taylor Gang’s latest project – TGOD Volume 1.  He’s crushing it.

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REMIX: Travi$ Scott – ‘Swang’

Tracks on tracks on tracks.  Many thanks to Travi$ for giving us yet more new music.  Well, this isn’t entirely new – it’s actually a remix of Rae Sremmurd’s song, ‘Swang.’


I first heard it Sunday morning right when I woke up.  Talk about a great way to start my day.  The original was produced by Chase B who is actually Travi$’ right hand dude and DJ, so it sort of makes sense Travy put his own, Auto-Tune take on it.

Listen to La Flame below.

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VIDEO: Bruno Mars – ’24K Magic’

In just 11 days, this video has reached over 39 million views.  What video you ask?  Bruno Mars’ video for his newest single (and banger) ’24K Magic.’

The visuals are tastefully done and are sure to ignite some 90s hip-hop feels.  And I honestly think if any other artist created this or attempted to, it would come off as tacky and just too much.  But Bruno Mars, well done.

I’m also not one to typically go ham newton over a song that the masses love, especially knowing it will be over played on the radio, so props to Bruno for doing the impossible.

So put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon, and watch the visuals below!

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*featured image courtesy of Pitchfork 


NEW: 2 Chainz & Big Sean – ‘Light It Up’

Banger alert.  And just yesterday, I was saying how I wanted new music from Big Sean, so thank you.

The track will be on Kevin Hart’s, I mean Chocolate Droppa’s, debut musical project, What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa),’ which drops tomorrow.

You will also find Trey Songz, Chris Brown, T.I., Migos, Lil Yachty, Akon, and more on the project.

Listen to the fire that is ‘Light It Up’ here!

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The Best Night of My Life

People have been lying to me when they told me Disneyland was the happiest place on earth because last Thursday night the happiest place on earth happened to be in the 10th row on the floor at Drake’s final LA show for the Summer Sixteen Tour.

I’m going to try really hard to best describe what and how I felt Thursday night because it’s truly just a feeling that I can’t explain.  People will laugh and roll their eyes, saying I’m ‘so obsessed’ with Drake and hip-hop in general, but to be honest I wish more people were ‘so obsessed’ with something or someone.  It’s about finding and connecting with a passion and just doing you.  You talk to me for 30 seconds, take a quick look at my IG or blog, and you’ll instantly know what my passions are, and I am proud of that.  Create that energy.

Okay, major digressing.  When I tell you Thursday was probably the best night of my life, I 100% mean that.  I’ve done a lot of epic things and have been to NUMEROUS concerts and award shows, but the final stop in LA for the Summer Sixteen Tour was different.

Let me explain how the night went down.  It all began with a call I received from my friend Justine  (how we became friends is also worthy of a blog post).  Now Justine and I have hung out once before this.  Months ago.  We text here and there, have tried to coordinate another get together, but with busy schedules, it’s hard.  So you know I was a little shocked when I received a call from her around 7:20pm on Thursday, about an hour before the show was to start.  Answering the call with a bit of question in my voice, she asked what I was doing and said she may have an extra ticket to Drake’s show and was looking for someone who lived close to the venue and who would appreciate the concert.  Immediate excitement set in.  She said she’d call me back with a yes or no once she got to the venue.

In the meantime as I waited to get the call, I decided to change just in case I was given the green light.  I threw on my VIEWS t-shirt, a Drake merch dad hat, black ripped jeans and some Nikes.  Duh.  Twenty-five minutes later, Justine called and said, “Get to The Forum.”  I never ordered an Uber so quickly.

I arrived at The Forum, met up with Justine, and she handed over two of the most epic things – a VIP pass and a ticket… for the FLOOR – 10th row, section C.  THANK YOU TO JUSTINE & THE PLUG.


We entered the VIP lounge where we were greeted with photo opps, fully catered dinner and dessert, and a bar… obviously.  I took as much of it in as I could.  Not the food and alcohol but what was happening.  This was amazing.  One cocktail in and the lights flashed, so we knew it was time to get to our seats.  We showed the usher our tickets, and he said we had to take the elevator down another level.  Typically, I have to take the escalator all the way up *Fat Joe voice* to my seats.  Woah.  So we took the elevator down to the floor section, the doors opened, and who was standing there waiting to get on?  DVSN.  I actually didn’t even realize it was them until Justine was like, “uhhhh did you see who that was?”

As we made our way to our seats, I continued to become more and more mind blown and thankful.  I was walking to the TENTH ROW.  And not just any 10th row, but the center 10th row.  As Justine said, it was like we were sitting on the 50-yard line at a football game.  Incredible.  One of my bucket list items was to sit in the front row of a Drake concert at some point in my lifetime.  Now this wasn’t the front row, but the entire experience with these 10th row tickets and attending the show with someone who equally appreciates Drake as an artist seemed better than the first row.


Having already been to Drake’s very first night in LA for the Summer Sixteen Tour, I had an idea of how the flow of the show would go down.  But this time was different.  From the opening sounds and lights to him kicking off the show with “Summer Sixteen” to three hours of performing and finishing around midnight – magical.  Not to mention Baron Davis was sitting next to us and living it up as well.

While I actually thought the crowd’s energy on the floor could have been a little more amped up – those people may be used to sitting in such epic seats compared to those of us typically stuck way up top – the combined energy of mine and Justine’s was lit.  It’s like I went to the concert with myself.  That’s how similar our appreciation of Drake is.  And being so close to the stage, it was like you were feeding off of Drake’s energy.  It was contagious.  His passion for his music, performing, and his fans make him the ultimate artist and crowd pleaser.  Watch my Snap Story below to try and get a better idea of what I’m explaining to yinz.  Then we will continue with the rest of the night.🙂

I mean.  The video does not do it justice, but at least there are some visuals for yinz to try and see what I’m talking about.  And do know that when he brought out Big Sean, Ice Cube, and then Dr. Dre… I actually have no words.  Sorry.

Now in the short time that I’ve known Justine, I’ve learned that more times than not she happens to be in the right place at the right time.  She was convinced our VIP tickets could get us elsewhere post-show.  We’ve made it this far, so I was down with whatever.  We made our way back into the initial VIP area that we came from and saw a group of dudes walk into another entrance which was guarded by security.  That was our way in to whatever was behind that door.  Standing around for a few minutes, trying to think of what to do, Justine saw a friend of hers.

Welp, that was our way in.  He kindly told security we were with him.  Off we went.  Now I don’t want to give too much inside information, but let’s just say being in this true VIP lounge made me realize that I do know how to be ‘cool’ around celebrities even if I was decked out in Drake attire and everyone else was not.   Whatever.  I was pretty proud of myself.  The vibe was extremely chill – snacks, open bar, people just hanging.  Drake and Future did not come through, but that was truly alright.  I was not expecting ANY of this to happen.  Not the concert, 10th row, VIP, watching Drake drive away after we left.  None of it.  Keep in mind, I was sitting on my bed drinking a beer alone before Justine called me.

We exited The Forum with the whole crew around 2AM, contemplated going to another spot with everyone, but Justine and I were both quite content with what we had just experienced and witnessed.  Again, I cannot thank Justine (or the plug) enough for 1) securing two tickets and 2) thinking of me to attend with her.  What’s even crazier is my Tweet (used as the header image for this post)… Justine didn’t even see that prior to hitting me up.  The universe was definitely on my side.  Alright, this is probably my longest post thus far.  Hope yinz enjoyed it and my experience.

Until the next concert, fam!  Oh, and I didn’t forget about Future.  He was lit as well and brought out Ty Dolla $ign and Young Thug.  Can’t forget about the trap king!

FYI – Justine has a dope blog too – check it!

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Make America Wavy Again

Yes, I watched the debate last night.  Yes, I rolled my eyes/laughed at Donald Trump’s statements.  Yes, I was drinking wine.  And yes, I was still thinking about Dolla Day at the Hollywood Palladium.

On Sunday, September 25, Ty Dolla $ign hosted his inaugural Dolla Day concert.  He promoted the show as Ty Dolla $ign and friends.  And boiiiiiii did he bring out friends.  Before I get into that though, let’s briefly talk about the show.

With today being National Voter Registration Day and Ty’s new album being titled Campaign, the concert was somewhat tailored to voting.  This is a very good example of celebrities, specifically artists, using their voice (literally) to encourage people to make a move.  The title of his album alone, Campaign, already gets the thought into your head.  The decor inside the Palladium even had election vibes to it – red and white balloons, banners lining the balcony, and at the very end the balloons fell from the ceiling, as did red and white confetti.

Ty even opened the show with about 30 men dressed in suits walking across the stage, followed by black and white visuals on the big screen with crowds of people in LA waving signs about voting as Ty was walking among them.  All small yet powerful ways to encourage others, especially the younger crowds, to vote.

Alright now let’s talk about the ‘friends’ Mr. Dolla $ign brought with him.

In order of appearance:

  1. 24hrs
  2. Madeintyo
  3. Joe Moses
  4. DJ Mustard
  5. TC
  6. Belly
  7. G-Eazy
  8. James Fauntelory
  9. A$AP Rocky
  10. Wiz Khalifa (yinzer love)
  11. Kendrick Lamar

Okay, but seriously.  Could those ‘friends’ be any more epic?  I mean, look at those last three performers.  What even?!  Oh, and did I mention that a ticket for this concert was $5?  Yes, five whole doll hairs… $9.25 with tax.  So incredible, and I appreciate Ty for wanting to put on this one-of-a-kind concert for the city of LA at a price where ALL were able to enjoy.

If you haven’t seen Ty Dolla $ign live or if you don’t listen to him, you should!  He can rap, sing, play the guitar, pump up the crowd, serenade the crowd, and overall spread positivity throughout.  Amazing.

Enough rambling.  Watch my Snap story below.  Enjoy, yinz!

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VIDEO: The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – ‘Starboy’

UPDATE: Out 30 minutes early, watch the video for The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ here!  I’ll embed the Vevo link when it’s up!

There’s no video yet… but there will be tomorrow.

Abel aka The Weeknd aka Starboy is dropping the visuals for his latest single ‘Starboy.’

Directed by Grant Singer, I’m sure the video will be up to par with similar projects from The Weeknd.  Why?  Grant also directed ‘The Hills,’ ‘Can’t Feel My Face,’ and ‘Tell Your Friends.’


For those of you who have yet to subscribe to Apple Music, consider yourselves lucky.  The video will be dropping at 12PM EST tomorrow on VEVO.

Check back here for when it drops!

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NEW… sort of: Usher ft. Master P, Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, Gucci Mane – ‘No Limit (G-Mix)’

As I was driving to work this morning, Power 106 played a remix that I’m mad at myself I’m just hearing for the first time.  Usher was in for the Cruz Show so they had a bunch of his songs in rotation… obviously.

Well, this one remix really had my morning commute lit.

I already love Usher’s track ‘No Limit’ featuring Young Thug, but this G-Mix he whipped together…


The remix features Travi$ Scott, Gucci Mane, A$AP Ferg, Master P, and 2 Chainz.  It’s like a trap lovers paradise.

So please listen below, and you can thank me later.

This actually dropped back in August, sooooo clearly I’ve been sleeping.

Oh well!

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