GRAMMY®-nominated hip hop group featuring Quavo and Takeoff to perform following band showcase
HOUSTON, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Pepsi National Battle of the Bands presented by Toyota (NBOTB) today announced GRAMMY®-nominated rap group Migos will headline its 2022 event with a performance following the final band competition of the weekend. Migos is a multi-platinum hip-hop group founded in Atlanta as a trio featuring Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff. The iconic hip hop trio amassed more than 3.3 billion streams of their hit songs on Spotify, including “Stir Fry,” “Walk It Talk It,” and “Bad and Boujee.” Previously, Migos made history by tying The Beatles for the most simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart among groups (with 14 songs on the chart) according to Nielsen Music. NBOTB is recognized as the annual kick-off to the fall marching band season, showcasing new performances by the country’s top marching bands and offering unmatched exposure to the talent of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
“The addition of world-famous hip hop act, Migos, to the 2022 National Battle of the Bands lineup is a gigantic milestone, merging popular hip hop with the spirit and soul of music produced by our nation’s finest HBCU marching bands,” said Derek Webber, Executive Producer, National Battle of the Bands. “We’re thrilled that spectators will get to see the iconic band showcase and a premier hip hop performance with the same ticket.”
The addition of a Migos is a first for the NBOTB, which has never before featured a major internationally-known artist performing during the event weekend. NBOTB leadership believes this helps propel the event further into the mainstream while at once maintaining its rich history and unique place in culture. The additional visibility provided by Migos should help elevate the profile of NBOTB, translating to exposure for the HBCU bands, scholarships, and overall awareness. This aligns with the NBOTB’s mission to enhance the exposure of HBCUs and their marching bands, the roles they play in educating aspiring musicians, and the development of future leaders.
HBCUs are known for their rich history of robust academics, social and community activism, devoted alumni, and high-stepping, soulful marching bands. An HBCU marching band’s performance is as much about the music as it is the movement —both of which channel the boundless spirit of the institutions they represent. The battle of the bands is an iconic tradition, not only amongst HBCUs, but as a staple in American culture. NBOTB is proud to have Migos join them in the furtherance of this historic musical and cultural movement.
For more information about the NBOTB, tickets, and the full listing of events visit, https://www.nationalbattleofthebands.com/.
About National Battle of the Bands: Enhancing the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities marching bands, while developing students through music and education, the NBOTB is an annual musical showcase. The National Battle of the Bands’ mission is to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their marching bands, the roles they play in educating aspiring musicians, and developing future leaders. Event organizers have generated more than $700,000 in scholarships for the participating colleges and universities. The 2022 event is in Houston, Texas and features dozens of HBCU bands from across the country. It will also feature a concert by the GRAMMY®-nominated hip hop group Migos.
SOURCE National Battle of the Bands
- National Day of Giving: Spreading Generosity on #GivingTuesdayNational Day of Giving: Uniting for #GivingTuesday, spreading generosity and making a community impact. Join the movement!
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STEPIN, the K-Pop Dance AI Platform, Launches in Over 170 Countries Worldwide
SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Sidewalk Entertainment, an AI startup company based in Seoul, South Korea, has officially launched their K-Pop dance AI platform, STEPIN, across more than 170 countries worldwide, marking their significant entry into the international market.
STEPIN is a K-Pop dance platform that utilizes real-time motion tracking AI technology. Users can play by selecting between Practice and Challenge modes, and the platform offers functions such as dance learning, dance scoring and motion analysis replays. By integrating social media and gaming, the app allows users indulge in K-Pop dance anytime and anywhere.
One of STEPIN’s highlighted features is its scoring through precise movement analysis, which allows users to compete in real-time rankings through scoring. STEPIN sets itself apart from conventional dance games with its ability to accurately track movements using just a smartphone, without the need for any supplementary equipment.
After its initial service launch in Southeast Asia last September, STEPIN’s functionality has been consistently improved based on feedback from local users. And for its global users, the platform now supports nine languages, including English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Indonesian.
STEPIN participated as an official sponsor partner in Mnet’s dance competition show ‘Street Woman Fighter 2’. In the final episode aired on Oct 31, members of the Mannequeen crew were seen enjoying the dance score competition on STEPIN. Following the exposure, the app’s download rate has surged by more than 184%.
Kibong Kook, CEO of Sidewalk Entertainment, stated that “STEPIN is a new form of service that applies advanced AI technology to K-Pop dance. With features like scoring and rankings, the enjoyment and fun of K-Pop dance is drastically elevated. We aim to establish a novel trend for a new wave in the worldwide K-pop scene.”
Kibong Kook is a first-generation pro-gamer who played a pivotal role in the early dates of Korea’s esports industry, and he has founded Sidewalk Entertainment as an AI technology-driven startup.
At the moment, STEPIN is hosting the ‘Chili’ dance challenge event within the app, and plans to continuously engage with users around the globe through various events and content in the future.
Company Name: Sidewalk Entertainment
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New Music Release BAD BITCH by LA Laura Paris and Afrogoldie
With catchy melodies, pulsating beats and undeniable charisma, Bad BITCH is a compelling and multilingual pop electro hit, blending English, French, and Italian
Bad Bitch is about embracing your inner strength and confidence, and we hope it resonates with women everywhere.”
— LA Laura ParisPARIS, FRANCE, November 5, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — LA Laura Paris, the sensational Belgo-French Pop electro singer and producer, joins forces with Afro-Italian singer Afrogoldie to deliver a dynamic and empowering single titled Bad Bitch.
Bad Bitch is a sonic experience that will leave audiences craving more. The song highlights the legendary analog TR303, blended with empowering lyrics will make you feel like a dancing queen.
They will be performing in Los Angeles at Hotel ZIGGY for Studio 54 Party, on the 16th of November.
« Bad Bitch is not just a song; it’s a movement, a declaration of self-worth and empowerment. We want women to feel proud of who they are and what they stand for. » – Afrogoldie
About La Laura Paris
Known as the “Glitter Queen” LA Laura Paris is a Pop Electro artist but also a Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Dancer, DJ and Film Director. She was awarded and nominated for her music videos “I’m Leaving Right Away” and “Kissing Boys”.
After working with legendary French Touch producers LA Laura Paris continues to bridge the gap between Parisian Elegance to Hollywood Glamour.
A very eclectic artist, LA Laura Paris incorporates pop, rock, acoustic, electronic, disco, with influences from Martin Solveig, Pharrell Williams, Britney Spears, and Daft Punk. In addition, she has drawn inspiration from artists such as Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, David Bowie. Performing in the Queer scenes with captivating performances and evocative musical style she is known as the French Madonna.
Afrogoldie is a multi-talented artist, singer-songwriter, and radio personality. Born in Cameroon and raised in Italy, she rose first through the fashion world.
In 2019, her solo music career took off with “Timeline” followed by the chart-topping “Love Me”. Afrogoldie’s music is inspired by icons like Rihanna and Doja Cat. Her story is an evolution from a cocoon of shyness to a butterfly of bravery, radiating a contagious positivity.
In 2023, she released “S.Q.U.A.T” as a Nike x Awlab brand ambassador, embodying the motto “Just do it” and recently performed as candidate at the Hapawards in Hollywood.
Source: Creezy Lalauraparis Management
Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report: A Buzzworthy Review of the RAW Excluder 1 Paddle
RAW’s Excuder 1 paddle: Power, precision, and a buzzworthy cause. Read Mike Sliwa’s review on Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report.
In the latest episode of Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report, host Mike Sliwa takes us on an exciting journey as he reviews the highly anticipated paddle from Reign and Win (RAW), the Excuder 1. What sets RAW apart is not just their commitment to crafting high-quality equipment but also their dedication to a noble cause—the preservation of honey bees. With a percentage of their proceeds going towards non-profit honey bee farms, RAW proves that sports and environmental consciousness can go hand in hand
Collaboration with Pound of Quicksand:
RAW’s passion for the honey bees doesn’t stop there. In a groundbreaking move, they collaborated with the rock band Pound of Quicksand, who composed an inspiring song titled “Pollen,” and produced a music video centered around bee preservation for a recent Pollenator event. This collaboration aims to raise awareness and protect pollinators.
The RAW Excluder 1 Paddle:
Now, let’s dive into Mike Sliwa’s detailed review of the RAW Excuder 1 paddle. With its sleek design and advanced technology, the Excluder 1 offers a perfect blend of control and power on the pickleball court. Sliwa highlights the paddle’s exceptional grip, lightweight construction, and impressive shot accuracy, making it a top choice for players of all skill levels.
The latest episode of Sleeve’s Senior Pickleball Report brings together the worlds of sports, environmental conservation, and music, showcasing the RAW Excluder 1 paddle and its commitment to honey bee preservation. RAW’s collaboration with Pound of Quicksand serves as a powerful reminder of the impact we can make when we combine our passions and work towards a greater cause. So, grab your paddle, hit the court, and join the movement to protect our buzzing friends with RAW and Excluder 1.
If you’re interested in buying a RAW Excluder1, you can find it at:
Use the code “Reign10” and get 10% off your purchase.
Percentage of proceeds go to Non Profit Bee Farmers.
SAVE THE BEES!
The band Pound of Quicksand performed the song “Pollen” and created the accompanying music video. Follow them on Instagram.: https://instagram.com/poundofquicksand?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
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