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2019 BLACK MUSIC HONORS PAID TRIBUTE TO MUSIC ICONS XSCAPE, FREDDIE JACKSON, YOLANDA ADAMS, TAMIA, & ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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Rousing Performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature,
June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, 702, MAJOR. & More Captivated the Audience
Nationally Syndicated Television Special Airs September 14-October 20
Airs On Bounce TV On Sunday, Oct 20

ATLANTA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 – The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by
television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett is
currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.
The honoree Xscape, received the Urban Music Icon Award presented by AT&T for the platinum selling quartet
group’s 25 years in the industry. Chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years,
received the Legend Award, presented by State Farm. Yolanda Adams received the Gospel Music Icon Award, and
culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia and Bill Wilters also received recognition.
There were also very many memorable performance tributes by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge,
Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona,
702, & MAJOR were met with standing ovations. Viewers can click Blackmusichonors.com/Airtime.html to check
local airdates and broadcast times.
The night culminated with founder and chairman, Don Jackson, expressing gratitude to the honorees, presenters
and performers for making the night unforgettable. He stated,” the Black Music Honors gives us an opportunity to
celebrate the accomplishments of the trailblazers of African-American music.”
The 4th Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving
as Producer and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.
State Farm returns as the Black Music Honors title sponsor, in addition to presenting sponsors: AT&T, Walmart,
Chevrolet, Neutrogena Hydro Boost, Stellar TV and CCP.
For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media
@blackmusichonors #BMH2019 and #BlackMusicMatters.’

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TIG RECORDS RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW MIXTAPE “2 SIDES OF DA BOTTOM” BY ALABAMA NATIVES RUBBERBAND OG AND POSA

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Atlanta, GA (February 21st, 2020)—Think It’s A Game Records (TIG Records) the label
responsible for launching successful artists, Trinidad Jame$, Rich Homie Quan and YFN Lucci is
gearing up for their new artists’, Rubberband OG and Posa’s {pronounced Pah- Sah},
collaborative mixtape “2 Sides of Da Bottom”. The highly anticipated mixtape will be released
Friday, February 21, 2020 through TIG’s venture with Warner Records. The duo will be following
their mixtape release with a five city tour in Georgia and their home state of Alabama. Merging
two distinct and unique vocal sounds and easily relatable themes, this mixtape does not
disappoint.

STREAM AND DOWNLOAD 2 SIDES OF DA BOTTOM HERE
WATCH “ENEMIES” VIDEO HERE

ABOUT THE DUO
Label mates, Cortez Oates p/k/a Rubberband OG and Karvin Jones p/k/a Posa, may be new to
some, while considered artists on the rise by others, have created an early buzz with previous
solo efforts such as the Bout That Life mixtape by Rubberband OG (TIG Records) and Posa’s first
single, “In A Minute” featuring TIG label mate Q Money, followed by the 4 song introductory
Bolo EP. Rubberband OG, hailing from Montgomery, has garnered over 4 million plays on Apple
Music alone, meanwhile Posa from the smaller, coastal town, Mobile, has over 1.5 million video
views. Both are known in Alabama with an increasing fan base throughout the Southeast, which
this joint project will certainly expand the pairs’ following, lending anticipation to each artists’
solo project scheduled for Q2 2020.


ABOUT THE MIXTAPE “2 SIDES OF DA BOTTOM”

2 Sides Of Da Bottom features 10 strong tracks with track 6, “Enemies” as the initial focus.
Whether it came from a similar upbringing or the love for music, the duo had natural chemistry
in the studio. Bouncing ideas and melodies off of each other to make a strong cohesive project
with a diverse subject matter that reflects both artists, 2 Sides of Da Bottom was born.
The intro track, “Packs from Cali,” is one of Rubberband OG’s favorite tracks. The track is
a bop for the trappers, detailing the good, bad, and the ugly of the streets. Posa favors the most
introspective track on the album, “Burn One.” An anthem for smokers, Posa says, “I don’t really

smoke like that, but this is one of those songs where you see so much or you’re going through
so much that you just wanna burn one.” He explains that the song came from personal
experiences and how he learned how to release the pressure.
“One of my other favorites on the album is ‘Even Better,’” Posa says, “That was inspired
by real life,” he says with a laugh. The song is about a woman who is “even better,” than the girl
he had before her. “She cook even better, she listen even better” The song is destined to be on
regular rotation in Atlanta’s infamous strip clubs.
In the lead song, “Enemies,” the two alternate back and forth while lamenting the
inevitable, seeing friends turn into enemies. At just over two minutes, the track is impactful as
the album turns darker in the second half. “Enemies is just one of those songs where our styles
just fit together,” says Rubberband OG.
The second half of the album shows the personal growth of both artists. On “Use To,”
Rubberband OG takes the lead talking about his former life, “I done came a long way/I was
broke/in the trap hoping 12 don’t kick the door,” he raps on the bridge while trying out his own
singing style on the hook.
The last track, “Big Dogg Sh*t,” ends the album on a high note. One of the most
up-tempo songs on the album, it’s optimistic in its flow. “That’s the one right there,” Posa says,
“We’re letting you know, we ain’t leaving nothing on the table. We’re on everything. Whatever
you’re on, we’re on it.”
“On the album, you get both of our sides of one story,” says Posa, “We are two different
artists. We have two different styles, and deliveries, but we still come together to make one
solid project. We both are from the very bottom, and we’re giving you two sides of it.”

ABOUT TIG RECORDS
Think It’s A Game Records has become a powerhouse in the music industry because of the
motivation and drive of Founder and C.E.O. Girvan “Fly” Henry. The New York-born and
Atlanta-raised entrepreneur, mogul and philanthropist is the visionary behind Think It’s A Game
Records. Thanks to Fly and his team, Think It’s A Game Records has quietly grown from a local
label and management company into a multi-platinum hit-making powerhouse with major
distribution, numerous awards, and a place at the forefront of the culture.
2012 marked a mainstream breakthrough for the company. Trinidad James’s “All Gold
Everything” blew up as one of the biggest songs of 2012. Not only did it earn a gold plaque from
the RIAA, but an interpolation of the track featured in Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ mega-hit,
“Uptown Funk,” which scored GRAMMY® Awards in the categories of “Record the Year” and
“Best Pop/Duo Performance.” Meanwhile, Rich Homie Quan’s star skyrocketed. “Walk Thru”
reached gold status, while “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” went double-platinum and soared to #1 on
the radio. At the same time, TIG7 Publishing garnered a trio of BMI Awards in the category of
“Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Song” for “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”, YG’s “My Hitta” [feat. Rich
Homie Quan & Jeezy], and Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle.” In addition to BMI Awards, TIG7 Publishing
has received several awards and accomplishments for signed producer June James: Billboard
Top 40 Single with Travis Scott’s “Yosemite” which also went double platinum and Hot Single
100 with Yo Gotti’s “Put A Date On It”, certified platinum.
That success continued in 2017. Following years of development, “Fly” steered YFN Lucci to
stratospheric success. “Key To The Streets” [feat. Trouble & Migos], also produced by TIG’s
signed producer June James, marked the second consecutive #1 at radio, and it became
platinum. “Everyday We Lit”, produced by TIG’s signed producer June James, followed the third
consecutive #1 at radio, with a gold certification. Along the way, he orchestrated a high-profile
distribution deal for Think It’s A Game Records with Warner Bros. Records. Under this
partnership, Lucci’s full-length debut, Ray Ray from Summer Hill, captured spots in the Top 10

of the Billboard U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop and US Rap charts in addition to the Top 15 of the Top 200.
“Fly” has been personally featured by everyone from XXL, Black Enterprise, and BET to
HipHopDX and more.


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