Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Reunite for Co-Headlining Fall Tour

Enrique Iglesias performs at the TD Garden on October 12th, 2017 (Ben Esakof/Halo Creative Group).

You know it’s going to be a party when you put two of Latin & Pop Music’s biggest stars together under one roof. That’s exactly what happened Thursday night when Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull brought their co-headlining tour to Boston’s TD Garden.

Iglesias, wearing his signature t-shirt and jeans, opened the main set with “Súbeme La Radio.”  From the second the latin-superstar took the stage, the crowd went into a dancing frenzy, belting every word. Iglesias strutted and sang his way through his massive catalogue, smoke and lighting special effects in tow. 

An hour into the show, it was Pitbull’s turn to take the stage for a second headlining set, opening with “Feel This Moment.” The Cuban-American rapper and his famous dance crew, “The Most Bad Ones,” danced their way through the show hit by hit, closing with “Give Me Everything.”

Check out a photo recap of the evening below:

Concert Review: John Mayer Delivers Stand Out Performance During Long-Awaited Boston Show

John Mayer performs at Boston's TD Garden on April 9th, 2017 (Benjamin Esakof/Roman's Rap-Up).

John Mayer performed his “Search for Everything Tour” to a sold out TD Garden on Sunday April 9th. Mayer, known for soothing pop rock, gives off a vibe of tranquility that seemed to resonate within the whole arena. He opened the show with “Chapter 1 Full Band,” with songs such as “Moving On and Getting Over,” “Love On the Weekend,” and “I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)” that showed a tender, joyful, and vulnerable side to the singer.  These are all songs off of his most recent album, The Search for Everything, which Mayer is releasing in waves in 2017. It's a unique way to release new music, but much like Mayer’s overall persona, it’s quirky and different from the Mayer that the pubic used to know. During the performances, Mayer played his bass guitar singing each ballad, as if they were his anthems, demonstrating the raw emotion and connection he has to his new music.

John Mayer performs at Boston's TD Garden on April 9th, 2017 (Benjamin Esakof/Roman's Rap-Up).

“Chapter 2” of his set was titled “Acoustic” and included songs “Emoji of a Wave,” “Neon,” and the crowd pleaser “Free Falling.” “Chapter 3” of the show recognized the trio he is involved in that holds a bluesy rock sound.  The group includes bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan. The three musicians performed “Vultures,” a cover of “Go Johnny Go,” and “Bold As Love.” This chapter also included lengthy instrumental solos, highlighting the raw roots of the group. “Chapter 4 Full Band (Reprise)” followed next with “Changing,” Slow Dancing In A Burning Room,” and “Still Feel Like A Man.” Therefore, the latter chapters contained more of a mix of new and old hits, mixing up the set list to pay attention to The Search for Everything without fulling leaning on it. 

John Mayer took a quick break to recognize his fans and discuss his recovery from the down spiral of his career a few years prior. He took a moment and stated, “Most people realize things, and the train has already left the station, but I've realized things and luckily the train hasn't left quite yet.” He then sang “Why Georgia Why,” breaking out his harmonica and singing “Gravity,” to audience members who knew every single world. These are both staple Mayer hits that round out his long yet successful career, and both hits also delve into the recovery from tough situations. This directly reflects Mayer’s actual life, making them ideal choices to finish out the show. After the song finished, he exited the stage, as the crowd begged him to play one more song.

Mayer returned to the stage for “Chapter 5,” the epilogue. He played piano, whistled, and sang “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me.” When the song was over he took a bow and left through the white door in the white screen. Though Mayer has created his own pitfalls in his career, it seems that his talent and reset mentality has carried him through to a better place, and fans can expect a consistent turnaround from the pop rock crooner in the future.  

Chris Brown Brings the "Party" To Boston

 Chris Brown performing at the TD Garden in Boston on April 2nd, 2017 (Benjamin Esakof/Roman's Rap-Up).

Chris Brown performing at the TD Garden in Boston on April 2nd, 2017 (Benjamin Esakof/Roman's Rap-Up).

R&B heavyweight Chris Brown brought his much anticipated "Party" tour to Boston's TD Garden Sunday night. 

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Photos: Vince Staples Performs at Boston's Paradise Rock Club

 Vince Staples performing at Paradise Rock Club on March 28th, 2017 (Robert Jaczko/Roman's Rap-Up Media Group, LLC).

Vince Staples performing at Paradise Rock Club on March 28th, 2017 (Robert Jaczko/Roman's Rap-Up Media Group, LLC).

Upcoming Def Jam Rapper Vince Staples visited Boston's legendary Paradise Rock Club Tuesday night. Check out our photo gallery from the show below:

Electric Family Releases Spring Line in "Campaign For Peace"

 (Electric Family) 

(Electric Family) 

Electric Family's Spring 2017 line is not just a clothing line or a fashion statement. It's a social and political movement. With the company's mantra, "There is more power in unity than division," the Spring 2017 line fights the hate speech and actions that are hindering society. Many of the line's pieces include peace signs, the word "peace," and other phrases that promote openness to all. Much of the line focuses on black and white as the focal color palette in addition to pops of color, but the message is far less contrasting. 

Electric Family is a grassroots movement as well as a clothing line. Their hand-sewn hoodies and graphic tees include a purposeful message in addition to an edgy look that also leans towards the customer's comfort, as well. Wearing a piece of the Spring 2017 line means you're part of the Electric Family, and, in turn, part of the movement towards accepting everyone and shunning no one. 

Check out Electric Family's Spring line here.