LeToya Luckett and Demetria McKinney Tapped for ‘Set It Off’ Stage Play

Over twenty years after its release, Set It Off will be adapted as a stage play. R&B stars LeToya Luckett and Demetria have been cast in the live rendition of the film, along with rapper Da Brat and actress Kyla Pratt.

Luckett will play Francesca “Frankie” Sutton (originally played by Vivica A. Fox). The former Destiny’s Child member went on Instagram to express her excitement about her new role. “Anybody knows me knows that set it off is one of my movies of all time,” Luckett said.

McKinney, who has been cast as Tisean “T.T.” Williams, wrote on Instagram “Y’all know the movie was a ride and this will be no different!”

The stage play is written, directed and produced by Je’Caryous Johnson. “Without a doubt, this will be one of the greatest stage plays ever seen in the urban theatre market,” said Johnson. “From the type of action and to the movement on stage, it will be nothing short of jaw-dropping. This will be the first piece of my career that will stretch me to the limits of what can be done and seen by our urban audience. I will be recreating the same intensity, same passion and same shock and awe, breathtaking moments that made this movie resonate with millions of people.”

Set It Off will hit several cities across the U.S. including Atlanta, D.C., Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Los Angeles. For more details on the tour dates, visit jecaryous.com.

Both Luckett and McKinney released projects last year. Luckett ended her six-year hiatus with her album, Back 2 Love. McKinney finally dropped her debut album, Officially Yours. 

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Tiara Thomas Announces ‘FWMM Tour’

Following the release of her EP FWMM, Tiara Thomas reveals spring tour dates to support the project.

Thomas will begin the 14-city tour in Denver, Colorado on April 20 and will travel to several major cities including Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles and New York before wrapping up on May 17 in Atlanta.

FWMM is currently in the top 20 of iTunes R&B/Soul chart and continuing tor rise in streams on Spotify. The EP features seven tracks including “I Need,” which will get video treatment. FWMM is the follow-up to Thomas’ 2017 project, Don’t Mention My Name.

See FWMM tour dates below. Visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.

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Stokley’s Single ‘Organic’ Enters Top 10 on Billboard Adult R&B Songs

Mint Condition’s Stokley is seeing much success as a solo artist. His latest single “Organic” has reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart, making it his second song to earn this feat.

The soulful tune, which is lifted from his debut album Introducing Stokley, moves from No. 12 to No. 10 after debuting at No. 26 last fall. So far, “Organic” has managed to reach No. 11 on Urban Adult Contemporary radio by racking up 1,085 radio spins.

Stokley scored his first solo top 10 single with “Level,” which peaked at No. 3 on the same Billboard chart. “Level” has nearly 2 million streams on Spotify.

Keep enjoying “Organic” below.

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The Weeknd and Bruno Mars to Headline Lollapalooza 2018

The musical festival season continues to get even more exciting this year.

The official lineup for Lollapalooza has been revealed. The Weeknd and Bruno Mars have been tapped to headline the four-day festival, which takes place August 2-5 in Chicago.

Other R&B/soul acts are confirmed to perform including Khalid, Daniel Caesar, Alina Baraz, Kali Uchis, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, R.LUM.R and Davie.

The Weeknd will also co-headline Panorama with Janet Jackson in July. Meanwhile, Bruno is scheduled to kick off the last leg of his 24K Magic Tour with special guest Cardi B later this summer.

Tickets are on sale now at lolla.com.

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