This year’s ONE MusicFest was a blast! The day was jam packed with great live performances, food and awesome weather. The festival included three stages this year, which catered to both the old and new school crowds, but choosing which performances to catch was a tough decision. The headliner, Lauryn Hill, along with The Roots, Janelle Monae and Wondaland, Bun B, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Raury plus more put on a stellar show. View some of the photo’s below and more via Respect-Mag.com.
Recently, Kendrick Lamar performed his single, “Alright” for the 2015 BET Awards and Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera was less than impressed, stating that it sent the wrong message. During the performance, Kendrick performed on top of a vandalized police car and it comes in lieu of the increased police brutality against African American men. Kendrick defends his artistry by stating:
As I listened to To Pimp A Butterfly, I couldn’t help but think of how well developed the album was. The lines are intricately pieced together and laid over unexpected production. It’s honest and personal, with a mix of abstract poetry that’s wide open to interpretation and concrete lyricism that’s thought provoking and relatable.TPAB could’ve been created out of the Harlem Renaissance with Langston Hughes as a leading inspiration. Think John Coltrane meeting the funk and old school hip-hop era’s in a contemporary setting. Kendrick Lamar’s TPAB is what the collection of poems from A Rose That Grew From Concrete was to Tupac.