From the pages of TMOTTGoGo Digital Magazine – March 2016 Issue! News Channel 8 on Thursday followed by a live performance on News Channel 9 on Friday was just the beginning of an eventful, star studded, surprise filled 50th birthday … Continue reading The Young Junksters – “Happy 50th Buggs” (John Wayne Style) [VIDEO]
There are 17 year olds taking senior pictures, preparing for SATs, studying for their driver’s license, whipping, nay-naying, quanning and ignoring you right now because of those earbuds they never seem to take out of their ears. They are posting … Continue reading A Rose Is Still A Rose
“Like everything else that we are over saturated with, we eventually become immune and start to tune things out, start to become insensitive. All the bands, all the shows, all the flyers are one big flyer in my mind with an array of big shiny booty women on them that never come to the shows I’m at.” __________________________________________________________ I leave the happy hour, happier than I was an hour ago. A large 11×17 Mike Nice style flyer covers half of my windshield, a spread of traditional sized flyers decorate my driver’s side window. I swipe all the flyers that don’t … Continue reading Flyers & Emails & Tweets… Oh My!
-Nena Brown In a city where a major complaint across most genres of entertainment is a lack of support, the instructions were clear. DMV artists only, submit your music. A cast of producers, DJs, photographers, graphic artists, rappers and other entertainers gathered at Martins Lounge in NW DC on Thursday, January 5th for the ultimate networking event, the #DMVmixer. Sponsored by Oy Boyz Records and THESXC.COM, #DMVmixer Vol. 1 provided hours of music by several DMV artists such as Tony T, Andru Ayoub, Hard Workin Ent, Summer Azul, Hollywood & MOB, Fat Trel, Jae Millz and $kate just to name … Continue reading DMVmixer
As a fan present for the birth of 911, holding on tight through the evolution that would gradually transform into Familiar Faces, refamiliarzation is not a challenge for me, the band has always stayed ahead of the curve, effortlessly. For almost ten years I spent my late nights and early mornings, happy hours, birthdays and meet and greets in constant refamiliarization. From Bud’s Nightclub to Safari Steakhouse and Zanzibar, from the Tradewinds to the Heart & Soul Café, I still can’t hold back singing the real words to “911” even when the radio spins the clean version. I could do … Continue reading ReFAMILIARization
Pulling up to the 7-11 for a quick Slurpee fix, I eye Dude in the Red Shirt, sitting on a milk crate as he prepares to pounce on me with some type of line once I get out of my car. One hand smoking a cigarette, the other hand grasping a cup, foot tapping to the new Junkyard I’m blasting, he seems capable of gainful employment to me. But what do I know? Not able to judge him or his circumstances, I’m still not giving him no money. I have long been turned off by panhandlers, particularly the ones that … Continue reading Panhandlers: To Give or Not to Give?
The usual star studded birthday extravaganza, every hood repped, every single body bouncing, Polo’s birthday has long been a highly anticipated event. This year was no different as TCB celebrated Polo’s birthday with the same passion and drive as if Polo was leading from his usual place on the second tier of the stage. Still going strong, still passionate, still rocking for Polo, TCB can’t stop, won’t stop. Understandably, its been a while since an update has been posted on their blog but on his second birthday since he took ill, TCB took to the blog to update the public … Continue reading Update on Polo & Video Get Well Card from TCB Bouncebeat Blog
Nena Brown Writer View all of Nena’s Articles . . ——————————————————————– Posted up on MLK avenue SE, sipping pinot grigio out of a plastic cup, I put my pinky up in celebration of the fancy, bright and artsy atmosphere inside the Gallery of Vivid Solutions. Welcome to the unveiling of (Un)Lock It: the Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket by Thomas Sayers Ellis, a collection of Go-Go related photographs, related paraphernalia and posters. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; how do you begin to translate a phenomenal exhibit of sporadic, tasteful, but candid photographs spanning years of … Continue reading Stepping Inside of a Pocket that Reveals THE Pocket
Nena Brown Writer View all of Nena’s Articles . . ——————————————————————– In the clip below, Nena checks in with lead vocalist Kacey of Black Alley band, as she talks about her beginnings and current stability with Black Alley, how they categorize themselves in this genre of music, the definition of “Soul Garage”, and future and upcoming projects. CHECK OUT CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The TMOTT Check-In – Session #3: Nena Takes on Kacey of Black Alley
Nena Brown Writer View all of Nena’s Articles . . ——————————————————————– 9:30 Club ~ FlyCandy Media ~ Black Alley Band ~ Noel Gourdin ~ Kindred the Family Soul It’s Sunday night at the 930 Club and Black Alley is onstage explaining, exploring and instilling the soul garage movement into the crowd. An invitation accepted, the crowd is hype, as the first lady of Black Alley has invited everyone to rock out with the band. From the Katy Perry/Kanye West hit “Supernatural”, through “Square Biz” and the “Conga”, they finish up with a smooth combination of Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” … Continue reading 9:30 Club ~ FlyCandy Media ~ Black Alley Band ~ Noel Gourdin ~ Kindred the Family Soul
Nena Brown Writer View all of Nena’s Articles . . ——————————————————————– A Chat with Kangol Kid About Mama Luke “I have successfully gotten Hip-Hop involved in the fight against breast cancer, this is the first time Hip-Hop has gathered for such a thing. We are going to put that OOMPH that Hip-Hop has into it, as we do in everything.” declared The Kangol Kid. OOMPH…can only be described as that skill and will to battle that is embedded in Hip-Hop, artistically or against adversity. That oomph prompted Kangol to contact his celebrity friends including LA Sunshine, Dana Dane, Roxanne Shanté and other … Continue reading A Chat with Kangol Kid About Mama Luke
By Nena Brown TMOTTGoGo’s friend and favored Ice Cube recently made his 8th stop on the multi city “Ice Cube Tour” at Baltimore’s Bourbon Street. As DJ 5 Starr spun a little Jay Z, some Wu Tang, a lot of Death Row and various Nate Dogg laced choruses, the anticipation and the horde thickened. While the Baltimore DJ spun, the cover of Ice Cube’s latest album “I Am the West” draped the background and set the scene on stage. The crowd was as diverse as the certified platinum rap icon and seasoned actor, some dressed in Ice Cube’s signature all … Continue reading We Be Clubbin wit Ice Cube
The TMOTT Check-In http://www.tmottgogo.com Session #2 Nena checking in with Ben Adda (manager) and Sweets (performer) of TCB (aka The Bounce Beat Kings). In the session, Ben and Sweets talk about the 2010 Go-Go Awards, The Bouncebeat Movement, The Status of Polo’s current condition, and the Future of TCB. CHECK OUT CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The TMOTT Check-In – Session #2: Nena Takes on TCB
Session #1 Nena checking in with Scooby “Frank Sirius” Marshall while backstage at the Cedric The Entertainer Concert – 1st Marina – Baltimore, Maryland. In the session, Scooby speaks about Lissen, Pandora, the Cedric tour, the go-go awards, and opinions being like assholes… or something like that. WATCH AUDIO/VISUAL CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The TMOTT Check-In – Session #1: Nena Takes On Scooby