Pandora has tapped multi-platinum, chart-topping rapper Moneybagg Yo for a special Black Music Month Pandora Playback virtual session happening on Thursday, June 24 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The in-depth conversation in Atlanta will be hosted by J1, Director of Hip Hop for Pandora, who will also give a cultural report on the state of music during the program. This HBCU Edition of the popular Pandora series will feature a celebration of the music and culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with an exclusive performance of Moneybagg Yo’s hit “Said Sum” by the Jackson State University Marching Band – The Sonic Boom of the South, along with interviews with HBCU students. Fans can RSVP HERE.
During the conversation with J1, Moneybagg Yo will discuss the writing and recording of his hot new album, A Gangsta’s Pain, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 last month, marking his first career #1 on that chart. The star-studded album features Pharrell Williams, Jhené Aiko, Lil Durk, Future, Polo G and others. J1 will delve into Moneybagg Yo’s rise to the top of the charts through dozens of singles, high-profile collaborations and four stellar albums, and will explore what the Memphis-native sees as his musical legacy.
Additionally, HBCU students from the Atlanta area will be a part of this Black Music Month Playback episode. In candid interviews, the college students discuss the role that music has played in their lives throughout their college years -- from reflecting on who they were listening to freshman year, their favorite concerts from the past four years, top study zone songs, and the music they feel soundtracks their HBCU experiences.
Fans can RSVP HERE.