Entries by mwilkey

ERS+ peeps City Winery Boston’s Poetry Vs. Hip Hop Event!

written by Bryan Edouard aka Bishop Toussaint Check it, right? Bostonions from all over the city gathered at City Winery to watch local Hip-Hop performers and poets go face to face in a battle of wits. Through the doors of the wine venue was the Grammy nominated artist, Queen Sheba and her right-hand man Jamal […]

Rapsody shares her ‘gratitude’ with ERS+ before performing at BAMSFest!

written by Bryan Edouard aka Bishop Toussaint During June’s Black Music Month, I had the honor of interviewing Marlanna Evans who’s known to the world as the three-time Grammy nominated Hip-Hop emcee, Rapsody. Rapsody is known for her lyrical bars, cadence, direct openness, and beyond. She’s been a professional rapper for over a decade and […]

Butcher Brown’s drummer sat down before they throw down at this year’s BAMSFest!

written by Bryan Edouard aka Bishop Toussaint Our series of installments highlighting June’s Black Music Month artist musician interviews continues. For the upcoming BAMSFest, we have Butcher Brown’s percussionist, Corey Fonville. Corey sat down and shared a few minutes with us providing insight into his role in a unit of five producers. Butcher Brown originates […]

DJ “Where’s Nasty” chopped it up with Mo Wilks prior to droppin’ beats at BAMSFest!

written by Bryan Edouard aka Bishop Toussaint interview by DJ Mo Wilks Our second profile guest for June’s Black Music Month is a DJ performer and producer who will be showcasing his talents this summer at BAMSFEST, which happens for two fun days, Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th. Jason Almeida goes by the DJ […]

Dorchester’s ChezVous swerves April 5th thru 7th!

Produced by Bryan Edouard Friday April 5, 2024 through Sunday, April 7, 2024 evenings in Boston will have some extra roll in their bounce as an event unique to Boston jams through. ChezVous Roller Rink in Dorchester, MA hosts their annual weekend roller skating event named Swerve Boston. ERS+’s Urban Coordinator Bryan ‘BishopToussaint’ Edouard stopped […]

Victoria Monét: R&B’s next icon, wowed the audience at Royale Boston!

Victoria Monét may be new to the spotlight, but she’s not new to scoring chart-topping songs.  Born in Atlanta and raised in Sacramento, the creative began her songwriting career in 2014. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter has worked with household names such as Nas and Ariana Grande, along with BLACKPINK, Fifth Harmony, Coco Jones, and more. In […]

Berklee celebrates Hip Hop’s 50th and it’s Boston area roots

written by Kathia Dawson Plus DJ Mo Wilks photo curated by Bryan Edouard As the month of November closed, Berklee College of Music – an institution known for developing premier music talent – recognized music pioneers of the past locally and nationally. Hip-Hop fans from and around the Boston metropolitan area filled the seats at […]

Hip Hop 50th Anniversary: Snoop Dogg, Icon

By Kathia Dawson, Urban Coordinator HIP HOP ICON  The world of hip-hop changed when Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., better known as Snoop Dogg, entered the music industry. Over three decades, he’s become known for his distinctive style, laid-back flow and his ability to bridge generations with his music. On October 20th, 1971, a legend was born. EARLY […]