It’s hard to not stan Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
Ever since Sister, Sister premiered in April 1994, she’s captured the hearts of millions of viewers with her relatable characters and comedic timing.
Of course, her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley had a lot to do with her success as well. But when Sister, Sister came to an end in 1999, Tia continued the sitcom route, rolling solo for some memorable T.V. characters.
From 2006 to 2012, Tia played Melanie, the medical student who gave up some major dreams to support her athlete boyfriend in The Game. In 2013, Tia played stepmom to three kids in the Nickelodeon sitcom Instant Mom, which lasted three seasons.
Now, Tia is taking on motherhood once again in the upcoming Netflix show Family Reunion, starring Loretta Devine.
Clearly, Ms. Mowry-Hardrick’s sitcom takeover isn’t over.
To watch her grow from a typical teenager to a beautiful mother didn’t come without wardrobe changes either.
From 90s flair to 2000s nostalgia, scroll down for some of Tia’s most flashy looks as one of sitcom’s reigning queens.
1. Frizzy hair greatness (1994)
2. Sista, SISTAAA! (1996)
3. All apart of The Game (2007)
4. Halle Berryyyy, Halle Berry (2008)
5. Pregnant beauty (2011)
6. Gorg (2012)
7. Kissed by the sun (2013)
8. Out with bae (2014)
9. Mommy duties (2015)
10. Still here for sis (2015)
11. Hitting the red carpet (2016)
12. Forever boo with child number two (2018)
13. Still killin’ em (2019)
Let’s Take A Walk Down Meme-ory Lane For Chris Evans’ 38th Birthday
Chris Evans made his way into our hearts by playing the role of Captain America, but over the past couple years, he’s transformed into an outspoken activist on Twitter that people love–but ever more-so, they love to make him into a meme.
If you’ve somehow made your way through the Twitterverse without seeing any of these memes, you’re not following the right people. Photos of Chris along with some of our other favorite Avengers–including Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Michael B. Jordan, and Tom Hiddleston–were made into the perfect reaction pictures by giving them a set of acrylics and as you might be able to imagine from that description alone, the result is absolutely hilarious.
This all started when an old video of Chris Evans saying, “I’m Captain America, Period” resurfaced from an interview when he was promoting Civil War back in 2016. Obviously, this was before The City Girls’ iconic “PERIODT” was a thing, but naturally, everyone ran with it and decided to make Chris Evans a City Girl.
Like I mentioned before, Chris has become pretty active on social media, a majority of the time using his platform for speaking out about certain political issues he’s passionate about–but in an amazing turn of events, Captain America himself ended up coming across a video compilation of some of his best acrylic-clad memes. And of course, he’s a fan.
This tweet–even more than the joy already brought by the memes themselves–set the internet on fire…because there’s something so comforting about knowing that Chris Evans likes the sight of himself with a fresh set of nails. The internet can really be a wonderful place, sometimes.
With that being said, there are A LOT more memes where that came from. So, for Chris’ birthday, I thought we should compile them all here for your viewing pleasure. But not before looking at some of the heart-warming birthday wishes from some of his fellow Avengers. Really softens the blow after that whole “Iron Man is dead and Captain America is super old and never going to be in another Avengers movie” thing, huh?!
So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at the best, the funniest, and the most outrageous memes of Chris Evans in honor of his 38th birthday. Even though we won’t always have him on the big screen, we’ll always have him on Twitter.
Pittsburgh, PA – Ariana Grande got emotional onstage at her Sweetener World Tour stop in Mac Miller‘s hometown. The Pittsburgh audience at the PPG Paints Arena helped Grande out by singing the lyrics that she was unable to in “thank u, next” and “raindrops (an angel cried).”
This was definitely a very hard show for Ari to get through (late start; skipped songs) but she was amazing! And the fans were there to help her when they could #Macmiller #ArianaGrande #SweetenerWorldTour #Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/b9LUFEwWXp
— Caitlin Pearce (@PittsburghGrl21) June 13, 2019
Grande was too choked up to finish “thank u, next” line, “Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / ‘Cause he was an angel,” and could be heard crying through the rest the verse. The crowd came through and sung the remainder the lyrics until Grande was able to join them in the chorus.
Sweetener intro “raindrops (an angel cried)” was also a difficult song for the Grammy Award-winner to complete, as she could be heard crying throughout the song on the dimly lit stage.
— Trey Reininger (@ReiningerTrey) June 13, 2019
Grande has been honoring Miller since the start her Sweetener tour in March by keeping an empty seat reserved for him and playing the late rapper’s songs before taking the stage.
Her tour will finish its U.S. leg at Lollapalooza on August 4 in Chicago before continuing on in the U.K.
Los Angeles, CA – Singer-songwriter tour de force Eric Bellinger is keeping the Rebirth II vibes strong going into Summer ’19 with his “Type A Way” video.
Co-starring the talents Chris Brown and OG Parker, the Aarad and Yoshi-directed visual sets the scene for a digital dalliance involving a wide array beautiful women.
Watch the “Type A Way” video up above and get ready to turn up with Mr. Easy Call at his BET Week pool party next week (details down below).
Los Angeles, CA – Veteran actor and serial entrepreneur Danny Trejo — best known for his role as Machete in both the Spy Kids films and the titular films the same name — has announced his latest venture that’s sure to please Hip Hop (and R&B) fans.
In a news release, Trejo announced the debut Trejo’s Music, a joint venture with producer Edward “E-Dub” Rios and Mexican-American rapper Baby Bash. To celebrate the launch Trejo’s Music, the label will drop its debut album, Danny Trejo Presents Chicano Soul Shop Volume 1 on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019.
— Danny Trejo (@ficialDannyT) June 12, 2019
“I am truly honored to launch Trejo’s Music,” said Danny Trejo, who also owns Trejo’s Tacos and Trejo’s Cfee and Donuts, both based in the Los Angeles area. “Music is a huge passion mine, and I wanted to showcase these amazing Latino artists.”
“It’s an honor and blessing to join forces with Danny and Bash on the Chicano Soul shop,” added E-Dub. “We want to continue the mission that we’ve been dedicated to for decades, which is] kicking down doors and creating opportunities for good people through music and culture.”
Artists on Danny Trejo Presents Chicano Soul Shop Volume 1 include Baby Bash, Frankie J, Joey Quinones, Chiquis Rivera, Malik Malo, Cota, Trish Toledo, Tara New, Deztini Fatinas, Marty Obey and Puro Bandido. The album will be available for streaming and download on Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, and TIDAL.
Los Angeles, CA – For this year’s BET Experience Celebrity Basketball Game, the ante — and pace — has been upped for the competition will be a 3-on-3 affair.
HipHopDX can exclusively confirm that 2 Chainz, Remy Ma and Papoose will be among the star-studded participates this time around.
The Artist Formerly Known As Tity Boi will serve as a player-coach and the respected Hip Hop couple will stand is as team ambassadors for their squad.
Each team will play for a charity their choice, with the winning team being awarded a $50,000 prize for their respective charity.
Hosted by Christian Crosby, Mouse Jones with color commentary courtesy Gia Peppers and Jamila Mustafa, the game will commence with American Soul actress Katlyn Nichol singing the Black National Anthem and World Dance conducting an opening performance. Charities such as Moms Black Boys United, Sean Anderson Foundation, FISLL, and Boys and Girls Club Oakland will be represented to the fullest.
Fans can purchase tickets by downloading the BET Experience 2019 App. Check down below for the full list teams/players.
Ambassador: A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Players: YFN Lucci, YBN Cordae, TJ Porter, NLE Choppa, Rapsody, Lil Mosey
Ambassador: Remy Ma, Papoose
Coach: Allan Houston
Players: Tank, Doug Christie, Miles Brown, Casanova 2X, DDG, Ar’mon
Coach: Rudy Gobert
Players: Kalin White, Haiti Babii, Luke Nasty, Sammie, Eric Bellinger, Trevor Jackson, P-LO
Coach: 2 Chainz
Players: The Game, Tequan Richmond, Leland B. Martin, Sarunas Jackson, Jackie Long, Blueface, Sinqua Walls, Sheck Wes, Frank Nitty
Lil Snupe‘s untimely death on June 20th, 2013 was tough on Hip-Hop, but none of us have missed the up-and-coming freestyle king more than his mentor and friend Meek Mill. Signed to the Dream Chasers label prior to being shot, Lil Snupe and Meek were extremely close, to the point that Meek is still very clearly mourning his protégé. The “You Stay” rapper saw a light in the 18-year-old and connected to the pain he spit in his bars.
If you don’t know the story, Snupe handed a demo to Meek during one of his Louisiana tour stops and the rest is history.
“He was in a van, they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van, on the window. They let the window down, grabbed the mixtape and it was like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later they called me,” Snupe explained to MTV News back in 2013. Meek added of Snupe’s talent “He was spittin’ so much pain, he’s from the south with a flow like an east coast guy,” he said. “Like with that bounce flow, all over the place, he really can spit, and he was talking that talk that I can really relate to. I seen potential in him.”
Snupe would have been 24 today and Twitter isn’t letting the day go by without showing him some love.
The post that needs no introduction…the New EDM Release Radar. Every week for over a year we’ve given you the deets on releases before they come out, then when they drop, we hit you with the playlist.
Check out the list below, it’s created via reddit.com/r/edm, , Beatport & Traxsource info, & social media. Let me know if I forgot anything massive!
Adip Kiyoi, Roxanne Emery – Embers
Alesso – Sad Song
Andrea Oliva – My Way
Andrew Bayer -Magitek
Avicii, Agnes, Vargas & Lagola – Tough Love (Tiësto Remix)
Barkley, Amber Jolene – Deja Vu
Bart B More, Chocolate Puma – Rising Up (Rockefeller Remix)
Ben Remember, Willy Washington, Jazmina – It Ain’t Easy
B Jones, Marsal Ventura – Baila Coйo
Blasterjaxx, DBSTF, Envy Monroe – Wonderful Together
CAAL, Baum, Menesix – Chinese Girl
Conro – All I Want
Dan Judge, Jordan King – No More
Dan Judge, Jordan King – No More (MDB Remix)
Dante Klein, Greff – Don’t Know Shit
Dennis Quin – Heal Me
Digital Rush, R.U.S.H. – Be Free
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Dzeko – The King
DJ Dan, J Paul Getto – I Am Here
DJ Snake, J Balvin, Tyga – Loco Contigo
Dubvision, Vigel, Nino Lucarelli – Rescue Me
Eauxmar, Mos Aisley – Dots
Estelle, Kanye West – American Boy (Brooks Remix)
eSQUIRE, Kat Deal – Individuals
Ferdinand Weber – The One
Ferry Corsten, BT – 1997
Flowidus, Emily Kendall – Clarity
Fort Arkansas – Casablanca
Fox Stevenson – Killjoy
Fuenka – Ricochet
Funkerman, I-Fan – Silence
Galantis, – We Can Get High
Giuseppe Ottaviani – Colours
Goondocks, Julie P. – Touch Me
Harland Kasten, Cristian Poow – Bad Girl
Henri (BR) – Free
JHart – Temporary
Jon Mangan – Everlasting
Junior Sanchez – Dancing By Yourself
Kaskade, Meghan Trainor – With You
Kolonie – You Know Why
Laurentius, Joan Ember – Hug It Out
Low Blow – Disco
Luca Debonaire, AxA – On My Own
Luca Debonaire, Kegyi – The Rhythm Of The Night
Lucas & Steve, Deepend – Long Way Home
Maddix – The Omen
Marcellus Wallace – Bossy
MaRLo, MatricK – Blast Off
, A Day To Remember – Rescue Me
Matoma, MNEK, Kiana Ledé – Bruised Not Broken
Matt Sassari – Your Body
Max Chapman – Gritty
Michael Milov, Lucid Blue – End Of Days (Jordy Eley Remix)
Mother Tongue – Bring Me The Horizon (Sub Focus Remix)
MOTi, Diligent Man, Briller – G-Shock
NUDO – Only Yours
ODCEE – Right There, Right Now
OFFAIAH – Love Me
One Of Six – Satellites
QUIX, Sanna Martinez – Guiding Light
Raven & Kreyn – There For You
Richard Grey, Lissat – Cold Rock A Party
Robbie Mendez – Happening
Saberz, Dimatik – Mazorka
San Holo – Lost Lately
Showtek, Sultan & Shepard – Way We Used 2
Sick Individuals, Matluck – Wait For You
Skrillex, Troyboi – War Cry
Soltan – The Unburnt
Stisema, Jack Wilby – Waiting For You (Voost Remix)
Stisema, Sander Nijbroek – One In A Million (Monteur Remix)
Stupid Goldfish – Show You
Supernova – Brooklyn Wheel
Terry Lex, Wasabi – Look At You
Thomas Gold, Raiden – Someone New
Thomas Nan, Fajro – Alone
Tocadisco, Tom Franke, Jimi Tenor – Take Me Baby
YUMI – Ghosted
Afrojack, Jewelz & Sparks, Emmalyn – Switch (Remixes)
A.M.R – Pale Blue (EP)
Alle Farben – Sticker On My Suitcase (Album)
Antho Decks – Sirena (EP)
Axel Boy – Ill Routine (EP)
Big Wild – Superdream (Remixes) (EP)
Deeper Purpose, Intrusive – Manipulation (EP)
Greco (NYC), Pinto (NYC), MC Flipside – Relax (EP)
Gryffin, Slander – All You Need To Know (Remixes)
Ki Creighton – Don’t Be A Stranger (EP)
Liquicity Reflections Part Two (Album)
MANT – Sally (EP)
Mata Jones – I Am A Soul (EP)
Miguel Rendeiro – The Hustle (EP)
Reelow – High You Feel (EP)
Riva Starr – The Wickedest Sound (Remixes)
Sanchez & Narvaez – Pump It Up! (EP)
Sysdemes – Youth (EP)
Timmy P – Fat Dingers (EP)
Tritonal – U & Me (Album)
Various Artists – Anjunadeep Explorations 10 (Album)
Various Artists – Solid Grooves 2019 Ibiza Sampler (Album)
Various Artists – Night Bass: London (EP)
Walker & Royce – Bodies Do The Talking (EP)
So far, we’ve been gearing up for a Hot Girl and City Girl Summer, but it looks like the Barbz have risen to reclaim their place on the Summer stan throne. It’s been nearly three months since Nicki Minaj posted anything on her Twitter, so you can imagine the hypeness her fans felt when she cryptically tweeted, “MEGATRON” on Wednesday.
The last time we heard Onika refer to herself as “Megatron” was back in 2018 on Future’s song “Transformer” when she rapped: “Some call me Nicki but some call me Megatron/ I’m stoppin’ bags and I don’t need a red octagon.”
She even changed her Twitter name and background photo to a “Megatron” image.
The fact that she tweeted this now could mean several things — new music, new album, new Nicki! But of course the Barbz came up with several conspiracies, forcing everyone else to thirst over the actual deets behind the tweets.
What y’all think it means?
The conspiracies started to get so deep that they actually could possibly be true. Nicki stan @Imahoku wrote:
“You used this word megatron in “TRANSFORMER” SONG …. So I think “when you said that line some call me megatron” it means you will dress like megatron robot in the music video of “transformer” … or a new music .. anyway thnx for update”
Besides trying to figure out what it all really means, fans were just hype that their Queen is back, no matter which way she decides to show up.
Hit us up on Twitter to share your “MEGATRON” conspiracies.
This weekend, thousands of fans were disappointed to find out that had a last minute cancelation from Ultra Korea. The cancelation was mysterious in nature, and the guys nor representatives have shed any light on the development. While many of us are scratching our heads wondering what could have caused this hiccup, DJ Germany has reported a potential bombshell piece of information if their sources prove to be reliable.
Supposedly, sources close to Swedish House Mafia say that the guys are in the process of signing, or have already signed a major deal with Live Nation to help bring them stateside for a stadium tour. Unfortunately, the specifics of this deal mean that the trio can no longer perform at festivals which do not directly benefit Live Nation. This means that all of their scheduled festival performances would ultimately be canceled.
It is important to remember that this is still unconfirmed. You can read the full story via DJ Mag Germany here.
J. Cole and his Dreamville crew are giving fans a taste what’s to come on the much-anticipated Revenge Of The Dreamers III compilation. The label has released two new singles, “Got Me” and “Down Bad,” f the upcoming project.
“Got Me” features Dreamville roster members Ari Lennox and Omen. The two are joined on the cut by Ty Dolla $ign and Dreezy.
The second track, “Down Bad,” includes contributions by Cole, J.I.D, Bas and EarthGang. Young Nudy is the lone guest from outside the label’s camp.
Listen to Dreamville’s “Got Me” above and stream “Down Bad” below.
This years Gov Ball was full of great entertainment and some very unexpected surprises. The music was blasting, the sun was out (at least for the most part) and the crowd was full of electricity. It seemed like each artist from every realm of the music spectrum showed up and gave it their all. From the likes of Lil Wayne to and Florence + The Machine, every act provided some memorable performances and helped make the festival that much better.
Not only was the music on high but the festival also created an environment that magnified the good vibes and spirits. Food and drink were aplenty, the stages were set up in a way that made it possible to enjoy every artist and the transportation of the festival was also on point especially in times of trouble, which I will get to later in this article. Taking place on the famous location of Randall’s Island Park, the grounds were set and ready to go for all attendees to lose themselves in music.
The festival was a total of 3 days, a weekend complete with everything you would encounter at a big music event and it was a time full of incredible and moving musical experiences..
The festivities began on Friday May 31st and the weather was essentially perfect for the most part. The event started right on time and everyone arrived in their best festival gear ready to conquer the weekend. It was also fitting that it was Friday considering that everything seemed to be well in place. Not only was it gorgeous out but the lineup itself was also something to behold.
There were so many amazing artists that performed and such great acts that put on some stellar shows. From the rock and roll, indie antics of Hippo Campus to the rap and bad boy personas of the group known as Brockhampton. Musically, there was really no question that Gov Ball did a great job of curating the lineup for the first day.
What I think people also enjoyed most of that Friday was the fact that there were so many different artists playing from genres that you really wouldn’t ever put in the same category. This diversity brought a unique and welcoming effect to the beautiful first day of the festival. There was a vibrant and energetic air on the grounds that everyone could definitely feel.
Courtesy of Getty Images
The second day of the festival was also a good one. The weather again was basically perfect, producing another great day of event shenanigans. It included acts that were world famous and renown for so many different reasons and it’s no wonder that the festival put each one of them on the lineup.
Some of the artists that performed were Elohim, Denzel Curry, Kacey Musgraves, Zhu and The 1975. As you can see, much like the first day of the festival, it was a lineup that was inherently diverse in nature. The day came and went with some incredible performances, most notably I think were Zhu, Gesaffelstein and Denzel Curry.
Saturday also for the most part included more festival goers than that of Friday. There were so many different and interesting people who came to see the show. Although this was the case, moving about the festival was relatively easy for the most part. The stages rocked and they were set up in a way that made everyone feel like they weren’t missing anything from the artist that they wanted to see. Food and drink were again on point and it is no surprise that the second day of the festival brought everyone to their happy place once again.
Courtesy of Yuxi Liu
Courtesy of Sacha Lecca of Rolling Stone
The last and final day of Gov Ball NYC was interesting to say the least…
Not only was there an unexpected lineup change, which meant that the doors didn’t open until later in the day at 6:30, but there was also an unexpected cancellation of the festival once the sky actually opened up and the rain came pouring down.
It was a day that seemed the opposite of what we experienced on Friday and Saturday. The weather was just flat out not good and was at some point pretty unsafe. We did get to see some performances though despite the cancellation of the event, some of those artists included Nas, Bob Moses, Sheck Wes and Bazzi. Each one of the made the best of a bad situation and some even had to cut their set in half. Despite all that though, they did not disappoint and still were able to give the brave festival goers of Sunday a show.
My heart also goes out to the acts that did not get to perform that day because of the weather. I’m sure there were a lot of fans disappointed and it was a shame that they didn’t get to play. Nevertheless, I think Gov Ball did a fine job handling the situation. The first and foremost priority of any festival is to keep its attendees safe and Gov Ball made sure of that. When things got bad they gave their best efforts to ensure that everyone got out quickly, knowing that the weather was going to get worse and worse.
Even though there were definitely some stragglers and people who did not intend on leaving. Eventually the crowd dissipated and the island was empty, which ended yet another crazy weekend of musical enjoyment that a lot of fans will probably never forget.
Courtesy of Griffin Lotz of Rolling Stone
Gov Ball 2019 was an event unlike any other, it provided everything needed for the avid festival goer and I, as I’m sure all of you, cannot wait for the next one in 2020. Although it wasn’t the smoothest of weekends, in the end the festival lived up to its name and gave the people what they wanted. Thanks to Gov Ball for having me and I hope you all enjoyed the festival as much as I did!