Thursday October 30, 2014 was one of the biggest concerts in the greater New York City area. Powerhouse 2014 powered by radio station Power 105.1 had powerful and explosive performances. The headliners seemed to be Chris Brown and Trey Songz or rather the crowd favorites. As the audience grew throughout the night, several Power 105.1 DJ’s played the hits of today and yesterday. The crowd was definitely amped and excited. To open the concert hip hop super group Migos of “Versace” and “Hannah Montana” fame graced the stage. Several hype men backed the group. The next act and the only female to performer was Tinashe. Her dancing was explosive and very “turnt up”. Childish Gambino was also in the building the highlight of his set was when he sang Usher’s “You Don’t Have to Call” acapella style. The show had a dramatic shift when more established acts started to perform with longer sets. This shift started with French Montana. This Bronx native performed his crazy hits and bought out a surprise guest. The surprise guest was Remy Ma in which she performed her hit “Whatever” and her verse in “Lean Back”. This was one of the defying moments in the concert. Hustle Gang’s own T.I. was in the building. He definitely did not disappoint. His energy and delivery was superb. It also showed how many hits he actually has, which catered to everyone in the audience male and female. Ne-Yo had a 15 min set tops with his backup dancers. Surprisingly he sang more of his songs, which had his features rather than his full songs. That bothered me. J Cole had a standout performance that definitely made the audience think then rather “turn up”. Before blessing the stage there was a video montage of police brutality towards minorities. After the montage, J. Cole went on stage backed by a live band and two background singers and of course a DJ. J. Cole used live vocals also. After that set one of the crowd favorites started to perform. Trey Songz sang hits from his latest project Trigga and did not disappoint. Seamlessly at the end of his set the lights in the venue fade to black.
Low and behold Chris Brown enters the stage. Chorography very electrifying and vocals were on point. During the set Trey Songz comes out again to sing two songs with Breezy. This was definitely a sneak peek into their tour. After this set a lot of people left the long concert. The artist to close out the show was Young Jeezy. He definitely delivered his hits but the highlight of his set was when he bought Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z to close out the show. In all, despite being 5 hours, Powerhouse was an overall good concert. It was like big ole party. Time well spent. I wouldn’t mind going again next year.
Concert review by: Dhanha Biem-Aime
R&B songstress K. Michelle is no stranger to headlines and controversy, and certainly not to being very vocal when it comes to her career so it came as no surprise when she revealed the title of her sophomore album. The acronym for the #AWBAH actually stands for Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? (bold enough eh?) and is currently slated for a December 9th release date, but in the meantime – watch the trailer in support of the new LP, which also features the lead single, “Love ‘Em All.” The album includes production from Eric Hudson, Pop & Oak, Timothy Bloom, and a surprise country duet. Her brand new VH1 reality series, “K. Michelle: My Life,” will premiere on November 3rd at 9pm.
Before any breakups or noticeable drama, the original five-member lineup of Danity Kane returned in 2008 with the release of the single and music video for “Damaged,” the lead single from their Bad Boy Records released, sophomore album Welcome to the Dollhouse. The song was produced by The Stereotypes, with whom they eventually signed record deal with to record their final album, DK3, released this week. The song hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a platinum-selling hit. Check out the music video above and reminisce on what once…was.
Electronic singer-songwriter FKAtwigs released her new video for the song “Video Girl.” Check out the visual above and let us know what you think!
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