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Treme Sidewalk Steppers Presents 2020 She-King-Mona Scott-Young

The Treme Sidewalk Steppers invited us to their 2020 Royal Gala as they celebrate King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott-Young at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. February 7th, The gala presented a celebration of culture, commemorating our very rich African heritage. This celebration was given to you “Nola Style” kicking off The Mardi Gras Season. The theme of the gala had a cultural African vibe related to “Coming To America”. This Gala was very formal and would be beyond anyone’s imagination how beautiful this event would be.

King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott -Young

The room was filled with so many beautiful people that it became overwhelmed with the greatest energy you can ever possess. We saw TV personality and entrepreneur Phaedra Parks and the beautiful Tami Roman, TV personality and member of Mona’s Royal Court. Their support and presence was very fulfilling to see.

Mona Scott-Young introduces her Royal Court of Queens which are beautiful ladies that are her sisters. She states how not only does some ladies work with her but are also her very close friends. Stephanie Mills, Trevia Williams, Keisha Jack, Tami Roman, Stephanie Gayle, Johnna Lister, Laetitia Anguh, were all apart of showcasing unity as beauty, strength, and becoming lord-willing as women. Sharing moments like these will leave a mark on each of these ladies hearts, as they witness something so powerful, yet beautiful at the same time.

The Royal Court of Queens before They Take Of For The Sidewalk Steppers Secondline

The Royal Gala had the best music where no one was sitting at a table. The entire room was filled with everyone dancing, smiling, and just full of enjoyment. Our New Orleans culture is heavily influenced by music. There were so much joy within the room, you had no choice but to dance!

There were performances by :

  • Major – Grammy nominated Musician
  • New Orleans Bounce Artist- Big Freedia
  • New Orlean’s Rap Artist – Juvenille
  • New Orlean’s Female Artist – Mia X
Nyte Lyfe Lexx and New Orleans Legendary Mia X

As the sponsor of the event, The Mane Choice granted all hair wishes your hair would desire! Everyone was gifted with their “Fro The Culture” BOLD Buttery Gel and the Triple layer Leave-In. The beautiful ladies working with The Mane Choice were great at assisting everyone with all questions on phow to maintain great hair. Their presence and gratitude towards the people was a great thing to see. The CEO of The Mane Choice Courtney Adeleye was present in supports of The Royal Gala. She was stunning in her beautiful gown by MNM Couture, giving us pure African culture and beauty.

The Mane Choice- photo taken by #TKOI
The Mane Choice- photo taken by #TKOI
CEO of The Mane Choice Looking Stunning Before The Royal Gala

We were presented with cocktails and drinks from MYX fusions, Branson Cognac, Bartenura Wines, LVOV Vodka, and more.

There was great support from sponsors Monami Entertainment, Hiram Style, Treme Sidewalk Steppers, The Mane Choice and benefits the Because I Can Foundation, Inc., a non-profit that educates youth based on community needs.

We like to thank Angela L. Young, Dee “The Nola Chic” Hollins and Anita Muhammad, M.Ed for sharing with us about this event! As women working together in unity, we possessed a great time to connect with each other during this weekend of festivities!

Overall, the Royal Gala became a huge success with gathering people from all walks of life in one room. The gathering to kick off this Mardi Gras season was a complete success. The Sidewalk Steppers out for themselves every year with their events for the community to be involved in. What should we expect next year!

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Gold Medalist Inika McPherson Shares Her Story: IN THE NYTE LYFE PODCAST

The 2020 Olympics are just about a year from now. Gold Medalist Inika McPherson will be invading the Olympics which will be held in Tokyo. The Port Arthur Native sits with Nyte Lyfe Lexx and discuss the upcoming events, success stories, milestones, and more.

Photo taken by: @cileojewel

She also speaks about how making the US teams without a coach to becoming the shortest high jumper in the world ! Not only is Inika a superb athlete, she also coaches others as well as children. She has many attributes that comes along with her.

You can hear more by listening to our podcast episode on all platforms!

Over 1000 Backpacks Given To Kids At The Back To School Drive Supply Giveaway in Houston

Summer is now approaching an end and the children are getting prepared for this school year. What makes this so unique was to see the community gather such a delightful school drive to prepare children and parents. This may have been a hot sunny day but it did not stop everyone from working together to create an impactful event.

Councilman Jerry Davis, Bread of Life, Impacting Houston, and East Houston Civic Club joined forces to have the back to school supply giveaway at A.G. Hilliard Elementary in North East Houston. Stepping unto the schools’ grounds, you could not help to view many children enjoying the fun, food and games at hand. They were given school supplies, hair cuts and hair do’s, and also everyday necessities for families. Councilman Jerry Davis gives tickets to WWE match and there were also cash raffles with East Houston Civic Club. From bounce machines to the break dancing challenges, the children got a chance to end summer with a bang!

We had the chance to speak with several community organizations and businesses as the provide information of their products and services:

Fredy Gomez with Harris County Texas, Shambriah Busby with Healing Hearts, and Desiree Barnes with United Health Care. Drive HISD was also in attendance, sharing their mission with school transportation.

With invites, we got the chance to see Miss Cynthia Bailey who is currently running for District B work hard with Impacting Houston Inc. Cynthia’s work ethnics and experiences in the community gives a huge impact to the neighborhoods. She strives to create a better quality of life for all residents in District B. As the backpacks and supplies were given to families, one of the main occurrences was to watch the teamwork from everyone.

There were over 1000 backpacks given to the children this weekend. This shined the facility even more with smiles from kids preparing to get back to school. We would like to thank Jerry Davis, Principal Erika Kimble with A.G. Hilliard Elementary, Bread of Life, Impacting Houston, and The East Houston Civic Club for sharing moments given to the future of the next generations.

Pee Supreme Joins In The Nyte Lyfe Podcast As She Prepares The World with Her New EP “Ready”

Episode 4: Exclusive with Houston’s female Rap artist Pee Supreme. She talks about her latest EP “Ready” and her experience while creating music.

Pee Supreme’s “Ready” is a definite vibe for everyone to enjoy. As she prepares the world to get “Ready”, she explains key points of her style, flow, and experience creating her new project. Pee Supreme has joined forces with Southern Heat Entertainment and The Supreme Life Music creating great quality music for the world to hear.

She also shares her motives behind the 7 track EP. She states “the seven flames” which you hear throughout the tape. Straight fire! Pee Supreme is not your average female rapper. She has flow, lyrics, and the presence for every walk of life.

Pee Supreme chats with us about the production which includes Producers DJ Chose and Avo. Both producers created a different feel to her artistry. The teamwork bought everything to life. Her presence on “Ready” was strong and yet sweet with her way to switch up the tones in each track. She has one feature from Seb Hollywood on “Different Lanes”.

Pee Supreme talks about her inspiration behind her campaign “I Am The Bag”. She explains that its not only about money but self confidence you bring about yourself. “Getting The Bag within You”. She signifies women’s empowerment and should be supported by every queen across the globe!

Be sure to check out more from our episode and also stream “Ready” on all major music platforms. Get Ready to be in for a rude awakening!

New Podcast Gives Twist with Informative Topics and Music Combined

We all know blogging has manifested into other avenues to interact with readers and supporters. Now there’s a new launch to the newest edition to The Nyte Lyfe. We now have a podcast called “In The Nyte Lyfe”. The podcast gives you “Real News, In Real Time”.

It brings awareness to music and its culture, community issues, fashion and art, and the urban lifestyles with a twist! Expect the fun and laughter out the show as special appearances are making way. What makes the show set aside from other entertainment podcasts is the updates with relevant news.

The episodes bring up topics that do not get enough exposure throughout new age social media. In The Nyte Lyfe chats about prison reform, 5g and its effects, our community concerns, relationships, and what ever matters the most. Nyte Lyfe are no conspiracy theorists, but some news need to be talked about!

As the new podcast begins , supporters and friends can connect and listen to episodes late Thursday nights. If you are a morning person, have a listen while on your way to work or while in the gym. Be sure to tune in every Thursday night on ITunes, Spotify, and all other podcast platforms to listen.

Swisher Sweets Presents Their Huge Artist Project Concert with Special Guests – NOLATakover

New Orleans was granted a special gift after the holidays with Swisha Sweet’s massive show. Swisher Sweets presents The Artist Project where they created a show to highlight both mainstream and independent artists. The concert took place at The Orpheum Theater downtown of New Orleans. Every year, The Artist Project travels to different cities across the nation.

The NOLA Takeover gave seven emerging artists a chance to shine, opening for some of our biggest hip hop artists today. The artists consists of Snap Dogg, Kelechi, Iman, Charles Bryan, J Soulja, Don Doliver, and Rizzoo Rizzoo. These 7 artists were chosen and voted in by fans. They received the chance to open up for MGK, Desiigner, Gucci Mane, and Fetti Wap.

Concert Review:

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a special welcome from Swisher Sweets. The venue was filled with a great amount of fans, supporters, and special guests. The cheerful crowd anticipates all talents.

With New Orleans legendary, DJ Mannie Fresh and Comedian Rude Jude, they kept the crowd rolling. They kept us hyped and full of energy.

What we noticed was that the lineup for the show became diverse. We would normally see all opening acts perform before the headliners. Well, Swisher shuffled the stars with aspiring artists. Giving everyone a chance to be equally heard throughout the show. This made the show more exciting.

Every artist gave a good show, we received a special show from Fetti Wap. He served his fans up and down the stage. He seemed to have enjoyed the show as much as the audience did. Wap dances and sang without a doubt in his mind. We got the chance to see him live performing all of his hit songs.

Next, we seen the best performance of the show By Machine Gun Kelly. MGK show seemed to be one of the most anticipated from the crowds reaction. He bounced from one end of stage to another, even climbing on top of balcony. Touching everyone from upstairs on down, we loved that part of show.

The last performance was worth waiting for as LaFlare (Gucci Mane) comes unto the stage glowing the venue up! Atlanta’s own comes to New Orleans and sang his fans favorite songs. Gucci is no stranger to the Big Easy, you can tell he felt as f he was at home. He performed hits such as “Lemonade”, “Freaky Girl”, “Wake Up In The Sky”, “Black Beatles”, and more.

Overall, concert was a great experience. We become intimate with the artists, which joined the fans together. One thing that we did noticed was some of the crowd participation become tough for some of the opening acts. The support from the audience lingered throughout the show. Besides that, we give the show both thumbs up! We would like to thank Swisher Sweets for allowing us to attend their show. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the New Year!

Giving Back with Honorary Mayor of Sunnyside Sandra Massie Hines

 

One way to truly give back to the ones who need it the most. Us meeting with Sandra Hines a few months ago. Now we cannot resist to be apart of her movement and involvement in her community. As Honorary Major of Sunnyside, she has curated food drives and neighborhood watches. Also events against crimes, housing conferences, and plenty more. This sleeping giant has been shaking the streets with her determination and willingness to serve her city. We attended her Metropolitan CME Men’s Ministry ” Homeless, Senior, and Community Luncheon”. Ms. Hines is a loving member of Metropolitan C.M.E. Church where she gathers people to apart of this family oriented church.

Sandra Hines also had her Senior Cinderella Ball Affair in September. She was honored for her influence and hard work for her city. She also honored many who made significant contributions. They impacted so many lives and help spread love for those in need.

We would like to thank Sandra Massie Hines for her major impact on not only the city of Houston, but the nation.

http://www.fox26houston.com/news/the-isiah-factor/whats-plaguing-sunnyside

“Doing Our Part”

Senior, Homeless, & Community Luncheon

Senior Cinderella Ball Affair

On The Road – In The Nyte Lyfe Ft. BG Kenny Lou, Scoot Bankz, Q Money, OMB Bloodbath, Mykkomontana, FNM $hoota, and More

Early this month we went full throttle on the road with some dope upcoming artists from the South. Linking with Big Who from Houston connected us with far more than we imagined!

We had a super dope weekend as we connected with many arising artists.

We linked up with Crowd Control Music Entertainment with Christy Duffy and Joanna Applegate. They welcomed us with great hospitality in Tallahassee. We got to check out Kodak Black and Q Money as well. We then traveled to ATL and linked up with OMB Bloodbath and her camp. 4PF Lil Nate, Tray K with Taliban Gang/Lil Mexico, Mykko Montana, FNM $hoota, International T, and many more.

  • First stop was Dallas : BG Kenny Lou Appears as Special guests for Arlington’s Lil Splurge
  • Tallahassee Fl. Scoot Bankz opens up for Kodak Black during FAMU Homecoming show at Potbelly’s
  • Atlanta, GA “AC3” We visit OMB Bloodbath and a Host of others
  • Back To Houston

Check out our exclusive coverage with Big Who!!!

Expect Plenty Of Laughs with Houston’s Jeff Shelley – NLM Exclusive

A good laugh is always good for the soul, especially seeing one of Houston’s comedians Jeff Shelley skits via Instagram or at one of his stand up shows. Jeff Shelley is an actor and also an artist, whose career swiftly manifested after a layoff from his job a few years ago. This lead Jeff into becoming a go to for anyone looking to release some tears of joy!

Jeff Shelley had several stand up shows, movie scenes, plays, and more. As the artist, Jeff becomes “Counterfeit” where he gives you comedy hip-hop. Check out his album “The Fakest Story Ever Told”. With his influence from legends such as Martin Lawrence, it helped Jeff to be original within his own craft in comedy.

Sitting with Jeff at The Media Block was exciting with his great vibes and energy. He speaks on being his hardest critic. Also he says how he make people laugh without forcing it. He speaks how he lost his job a few years back. Working with his friend at the shop, the truck suddenly stops and stopped them from getting orders done. This lead to him seeking other opportunities. Hearing his story should motivate others to move forward and never stop.

We spoke about the difference between the older generations of comedians and the modern day. We tapped in on the influence that social media has on the comedy world today. Jeff explains how time gets better with technology. He explains the difference in styles, the consistency, the hard work needed to be heard. You couldn’t go viral as easy as you could today years ago.

You can check out our full interview now below. Be sure to visit him via Instagram at @jeffshelley. We will keep you more in tuned with Jeff the Funny man himself!

Netflix Sits with Big Pokey of S.U.C For The Evolution Series of Hip Hop

The Evolution Series of Hip-Hop shares interviews of influential MCs, Producers, DJs, and more from the early stages of our hip-hop culture. Hosted by Canadian broadcaster Shad, him and his team gather up the most influential people to tell stories of how it all began. The documentaries they produce are filled with raw story telling. We got to witness Big Pokey of S.U.C. get interviewed and talks about his major impacts with DJ Screw and in the Houston Music scene from the past to today.

Big Pokey is a Houston Rapper who was greatly associated with chopped and screwed music. He is an original member of the Screwed Up Click. He was one of not too many who had pleasures with working with DJ Screw. in the early 90s. Have you ever heard the “June 27th Freestyle”? This set the city on fire back then and still today. 

He explains to us how he became a huge part of the underground movement which transitioned into mainstream. It went from freestyles to mainstream, creating a fan base beyond his beliefs. He was influenced by Scarface, Street Military, SPC (South Park Coalition), Rap-A-Lot, The Geto Boyz, and more. He states how he always had an ear for music. He is currently working on a new project reaching for the new year. 

We were in attenedance on behalf of Big Pokey’s Senior Publicist BossyInc. and Junior Publicist Happy Bootz. We were present working with other media and press such as Happybootz Tv, B 420 Radio, China Red, Ari The Brand, Kognitive MediaGroup, Tina of BossyInc, F.O.E, The Picture Man, and Mobstyle Music Group.

Be sure to connect with Netflix for their next “Evolution of Hip-Hop” upcoming episodes.