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By WJAM-99.9 JAMZ Tampa, Jun 24 2019 08:48PM

We stopped by LIL GRIT’s Instagram profile and the fan base is craaazy! GRIND. Weekly reached out to Lil Grit to see how he obtained such social success. His reply was pretty obvious. “Music fans today gravitate towards what’s different. When it comes to music, image and all that good sh*t,” Lil Grit states.

Follow Lil Grit On Instagram. Listen to the sounds of Lil Grit on SoundCloud.

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By WJAM-99.9 JAMZ Tampa, Jun 23 2019 01:03AM

Amada Records extends its partnership as the official talent sponsor for The SweetSunshine Music Festival, the three-day event that brings some of the biggest names in music to Orlando, FL. The unforgettable live concert experience takes place at the Orlando Live Events venue July 26-28, 2019. Special invited guests include The Miracles, The Chi-Lites, Jordin Sparks, Members From The Orlando Magic, DJ Choice of WJAM 99 JAMZ Tampa, Sean Kingston, Susan Bennett (Siri) and more.

Concert goers over the age of 21 will also have a chance to enjoy festival experiences from other Hush Media brands including live, intimate shows at the Predicted Platinum Performance Tent.

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By WJAM-99.9 JAMZ Tampa, Jun 23 2019 01:01AM

It’s been 25 years since Nas dropped Illmatic. Now, the legendary rapper is shifting his attention toward literature for children specifically. Today, he announced that he’ll be making his children’s book debut with I Know I Can, which takes its title from his 2002 hit “I Can.”

According to Pitchfork, the book is part of a series aimed at “empowering kids to be whatever they want to be when they grow up.” I Know I Can is illustrated by Michael Lukowski and will be available through Mass Appeal’s new MAJR (Mass Appeal Junior) children’s line soon.

Stay tuned here for more updates on the development.

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By WJAM-99.9 JAMZ Tampa, Jun 23 2019 01:00AM

Earlier today Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director, presented Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection at Paris Fashion Week. As to be expected, the event brought out a slew of celebrities — from world-renowned musicians and superstar athletes to models and actors — all eager to take in the showcase.

Sitting front row at Virgil’s Louis Vuitton show was Frank Ocean, Gigi Hadid, Skepta, Miguel, Swae Lee, Russell Westbrook, J Balvin, Karrueche Tran, Cam Newton, Lewis Hamilton, Joel Edgerton, Kris Wu, and Ben Harper, while others in attendance included Maluma, Victor Cruz, Dan Carter, Gennadiy Golovkin, Gong Yoo, Shuhei Nomura, and Nick Chou.

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By WJAM-99.9 JAMZ Tampa, Jun 23 2019 12:57AM

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Universal Music Group (UMG) by attorneys representing Tupac’s estate, Hole, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, and Tom Petty’s estate.

In 2008 a fire broke out at a storage facility rented by UMG from NBC. An estimated 500,000 music recordings were destroyed, many of which were historically significant masters. Artists whose work was destroyed include American greats such as Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few.

Modern artists were also affected, with recordings from the likes of Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana, Hole, Tupac, Eminem, and 50 Cent gone. Until the New York Times reported on the story just last week, the extent of the loss was unknown.

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