Don Toliver Is The 2023 McDonald’s All American Games Halftime Performer

Houston’s own Don Toliver has been announced as the halftime performer for the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Games. Taking place on Tuesday, March 28 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the MCDAAGs are the premier showcase of amateur basketball talent in the nation outside of March Madness. Toliver will perform between halves during the boys’ game, while the Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Marching Band will perform during the girls’ game.

In a press statement, Toliver said, “I’m ready to do my thing at the McDonald’s All-American Games halftime show. I have a lot of respect for how hard the players have worked to be at the top of their game, and it’s an honor to take center stage in my hometown where it all began for me.”

The rosters for the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Games were announced earlier this year and include names like Bronny James — the son of NBA All-Star LeBron James — and No. 1-ranked girls’ player Juju Watkins of Watts, California. You can check out both groups’ rosters below.

Boys Roster:

East

Omaha Biliew, Iowa State
Aaron Bradshaw, Kentucky
Matas Buzelis, G League Ignite
Stephon Castle, UConn
Justin Edwards, Kentucky
Kwame Evans Jr, Oregon
Aden Holloway, Auburn
Elmarko Jackson, Kansas
Mackenzie Mgbako, Duke
Sean Stewart, Duke
D.J. Wagner, Kentucky
Cody Williams, Colorado

West

Xavier Booker, Michigan State
Isaiah Collier, USC
Mookie Cook, Oregon
Baye Fall, Arkansas
Jeremy Fears, Michigan State
Brandon Garrison, Oklahoma State
Ron Holland, Texas
Bronny James, Undeclared
Jared McCain, Duke
Reed Sheppard, Kentucky
Andrej Stojacković, Stanford
Ja’Kobe Walter, Baylor

East

Zoe Brooks, NC State
Essence Cody, Alabama
Aalyah Del Rosario, LSU
Jadyn Donovan, Duke
Milaysia Fulwiley, South Carolina
Hannah Hidalgo, Notre Dame
Riley Nelson, Maryland
Courtney Ogden, Stanford
Laila Reynolds, Florida
Emma Risch, Notre Dame
Taliah Scott, Arkansas
Ashlynn Shade, UConn

West

Kamorea Arnold, UConn
Sofia Bell, Oregon
Madison Booker, Texas
Addy Brown, Iowa State
Breya Cunningham, Arizona
Kymora Johnson, Virginia
Tessa Johnson, South Carolina
Amanda Muse, UCLA
Juju Watkins, USC
Jada Williams, Arizona
Mikaylah Williams, LSU
Sahara Williams, Oklahoma

6LACK’s “Since I Have A Lover” Tracklist Includes Don Toliver & Quin

When 6LACK hit the scene with “Prblms” in 2016, the Atlanta singer instantly fell under the spotlight as a favored recording artist. The track was featured on his studio debut, Free 6LACK, followed by his 2018 release of East Atlanta Love Letter. But much to fans’ disappointment, the detached nature exuded in his music carried into the lyricist’s real life, with five years passing since his last project. Although the 30-year-old has had minimal output lately, he’s been secretly brewing up some heat over the years for his forthcoming album, Since I Have A Lover.

In anticipation of this long-awaited project, 6LACK has released several teasers in the past few months. The journey to Since I Have A Lover, which will drop on March 24th, commenced with an intimate disclosure that explained the singer’s whereabouts. In “A Letter To My Fans,” the Baltimore native explains, “this took longer than I promised, but some promises are meant to be broken. When it comes to time and growth, there’s no skipping any part of the process so you just end up repeating lessons that you should have definitely learned from by now.”

6LACK Explains Delay In Album With “A Letter To My Fans”

This honest message was joined by two singles from the album, including the titular song, “Since I Have A Lover,” and 6LACK’s most recent drop, “Talkback.” The latter just published on Friday (March 10), accompanied by a low-key lyric video posted on his YouTube page. Both songs bring to light the artist’s uniquely deep and soothing vocals, which have surely been missed by fans.

Since I Have A Lover has been announced as a 20-track album, with minimal features. He did, however, bring on Don Toliver for the track “Temporary” and his real-life lover Quin for “Wunna Dem.” With 6LACK’s album dropping later this month, be sure to keep in touch with HNHH for more information about this highly-anticipated project.

Since I Have A Lover Tracklist:

1. Cold Feet
2. Inwood Hill Park
3. Since I Have A Lover
4. Playin House
5. Fatal Attraction
6. Spirited Away
7. Chasing Feeling
8. Preach
9. Tit For Tat
10. Talkback
11. Wunna Dem Feat. Quin
12. B4L
13. Decatur
14. Talk
15. Temporary Feat. Don Toliver
16. Rent Free
17. Stories In Motion
18. Testify
19. NRH

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6lack Invites Don Toliver And Quin Onto His Long-Awaited ‘Since I Have A Lover’ Album

Apparently, according to the charts, streaming numbers, and Lizzo, 2023 is the year of alternative R&B musicians. Musician 6lack heard the news and is answering the call with a new project of his own, Since I Have A Lover.

After receiving some outreach assistance from Atlanta’s Water Boyz, Mr. Vaentine flooded residents in his hometown’s downtown area with flowers and a note to confirm a new album was in the works. Now, with two singles, “Since I Have A Lover” (the title track) and “Talkback,” now available across streaming platforms, the songwriter revealed a bit more about the body of work.

With nearly twenty songs on the album, Since I Have A Lover will only feature two billed guest vocal appearances. The first is singer Quin, his romantic partner and past collaborator (“Mushroom Chocolate”). The second is melodic rapper Don Toliver. Quin is set to appear on a track titled “Wunna Dem,” whereas Don Toliver will appear on a song called “Temporary.”

View the full tracklist for Since I Have A Lover below.

1. “Cold Feet”
2. “Inwood Hill Park”
3. “Since I Have A Lover”
4. “Playin House”
5. “Fatal Attraction”
6. “Spirited Away”
7. “Chasing Feeling”
8. “Preach”
9. “Tit For Tat”
10. “Talkback”
11. “Wunna Dem” Feat. Quin
12. “B4L”
13. “Decatur”
14. “Talk”
15. “Temporary” Feat. Don Toliver
16. “Rent Free”
17. “Stories In Motion”
18. “Testify”
19. “NRH”

Since I Have A Lover is out 3/24 via LVRN and Interscope. Find more information here.

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Don Toliver Gushed About His Singer Girlfriend Kali Uchis During His Nardwuar Interview: ‘She’s Amazing’

Don Toliver may rap all about being lovesick on his latest studio album; however, in real life, he has quite a healthy romantic life. The musician doesn’t hold back from collaborating with fellow acts such as Travis Scott and Justin Bieber, but the one that holds closest to his heart is the ongoing one with his girlfriend, singer Kali Uchis.

The pair have collaborated on multi songs in the past, including “4 Me” and “Drugs N Hella Melodies,” but during his interview with Nardwuar, the rapper gushed about her.

While handing Toliver a few April March albums to gift Uchis, when asked about their song, “4 Me,” Toliver said, “She’s amazing. I love her artistry! Her artistry is beyond.” He then continued to take a moment to promote Uchis’ new album, Red Moon In Venus, which was released on Friday (March 3).

“She’s actually dropping an interview tonight. I’m really excited,” replied Toliver.

Toliver has no problem playing into the stereotypical rapper persona, flexing a fictional playboy lifestyle in his music videos, but as shown in this interview, he is more of a hopeless romantic than a stone-cold ladies’ man.

Watch the full interview above.

Don Toliver is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

SOHH Takes Rolling Loud California 2023: The Top Biggest Surprises At This Year’s Festival

Rolling Loud 2023

This year’s festival was everything a hip-hop fan can ask for with a banging celebrity line-up that surprised the audience even more than they could have anticipated. SOHH, here are the best surprises at Rolling Loud California 2023. Lil Wayne’s Young Money Reunion Weezy kicked off one of the first stops of his alleged last […]

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Justin Bieber Joins Don Toliver At Rolling Loud For “Private Landing” Performance

Justin Bieber apparently isn’t allowing the online chatter to prevent him from hitting the stage for Rolling Loud. Bieber’s personal dramas between his ex-girlfriend and his wife became a topic of discussion following a post from Hailey Bieber. Selena fans felt as though Hailey Bieber took shots at the Wizards Of Waverly Place star in a TikTok. However, things escalated further between the two fanbases following his 29th birthday extravaganza with friends and family.

Many of Selena’s fans felt as though Justin’s souvenir gift to his guests was a shot toward his ex. A message that read, “I’m so thankful that I didn’t end up with what I thought I wanted,” was engrained onto the lighter covers, which fueled the flames between Bieber and his wife and the fans of Selena Gomez. Though Hailey and Selena previously indicated that they were on good terms, the internet continued to egg on the rumors of the beef. However, the singer didn’t seem to be sweating the allegations much over the weekend, especially after popping out during Rolling Loud this weekend.

Justin Bieber Joins Don Toliver On Stage

As fans bickered online over the perceived shot, Bieber blessed fans at Rolling Loud with a rare performance. Don Toliver brought the Justice singer on stage to perform their latest record, “Private Landing,” which appears on Love Sick. Biebs came out on stage to roaring applause as he delivered his verse from their collaboration. It was an incredible surprise for Bieber fans, even if it was for a few short minutes on stage.

His appearance might be one of the few times fans will catch him live in the foreseeable future. Last week, he announced that the remaining dates of the Justice tour have been canceled. Though he made the abrupt announcement with little explanation, Bieber previously revealed that he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome in 2022. At the time, he said that he had to postpone the U.S. dates of the tour to make a recovery. We’ll keep you posted on anymore updates surrounding Bieber’s return to the road. Check out his performance with Don Toliver above. 

Don Toliver Brought Out Justin Bieber At Rolling Loud For An Epic Performance Of ‘Private Landing’

Don Toliver’s time is now. His set on Saturday, March 4 at Rolling Loud California 2023 was the proof. Not only has the Cactus Jack signee released his third studio album, Love Sick, but late last month, he immediately doubled down to drop the deluxe version.

Toliver’s album release concert earlier this week at Irving Plaza set the bar high for Rolling Loud California ticket holders. But the “Leave The Club” rapper had no trouble delivering. During his set at the festival, he brought out collaborator Justin Bieber for an epic performance of their track “Private Landing.”

As the California sun set, the two danced along to the song as they left it all on the stage. Bieber’s appearance comes as a surprise as the singer has been battling a medical condition that has forced him to cancel shows in the past.

Although Future, also featured on the track, was notably absent, the duo carried on in a way that made his absence an afterthought. Fans of Future shouldn’t look too deep into his absence either, as the rapper is set to close the festival on Sunday, March 5. Toliver is also set to join Future on tour next month.

Toliver was also sure to feature one more important person to him during his set, singer Kali Uchis. Uchis and Toliver have been dating for over a year and have often featured each other in their music.

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Kali Uchis & Don Toliver Create A “Fantasy” On Our “R&B Season” Playlist Update

Our first R&B Season update of March may be short, but we promise that it’s still seriously sweet. From this week’s New Music Friday arrivals, we’ve selected the best of the best for your listening pleasure. At the top of the list today (March 5) is a duo we’ve been hearing a lot from lately – Kali Uchis and her man, Don Toliver.

In February, the Cactus Jack artist unleashed his most ambitious project to date, Love Sick. “Private Landing” with Justin Bieber and Future, as well as “Leave The Club” featuring Lil Durk and GloRilla are obvious favourites. Still, it was his romantic collaboration with the Colombian songstress on “4 Me” that really caught our attention. Following in Toliver’s footsteps, Uchis shared her Red Moon In Venus album earlier this week. So far, plenty of praise has been pouring in.

The young lover’s link-up on “Fantasy” is at the top of our R&B Season update this week. Of course, Uchis’ entire effort is worth a listen if you have the time. Other noteworthy guest appearances come from Omar Apollo on “Worth the Wait,” and Summer Walker on “Deserve Me.”

Music lovers were excited to hear from 6LACK for the first time in 2023 this month. The Baltimore-born lyricist shared his “Since I Have A Lover” single to an undeniably warm welcome, with nearly 687K streams amassed on Spotify already. He also revealed that his upcoming album will have the same name, and is due out on March 24th.

This will mark the 6LACK’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2018 project, East Atlanta Love Letter. That yielded fan favourites like “Pretty Little Fears” with J. Cole and “Switch,” as well as “Seasons” featuring Khalid. As the debut date nears closers, we’re eagerly waiting to find out which other tracks will land on our R&B Season playlist.

Our final pick of the week comes from the always groovy Masego, whose self-titled album has been in constant rotation since Friday. Our favourite from the 14-song tracklist is “What You Wanna Try,” however all of the Jamaican’s previously released singles are great too.

Stream it all on our weekly R&B Season update, exclusively on Spotify, below. Afterward, tell us which new arrivals you think we may have missed in the comments. If you’re in need of more release recommendations, you can find them on our Fire Emoji playlist here.

Don Toliver Remembers Joe Budden’s Support Before The Fame

While on his press run in promotion of Love Sick, Houston’s Don Toliver stopped by The Joe Budden Podcast, where the hosts continuously praised his discography. Toliver’s third-studio album is already critically-acclaimed as one of this year’s best projects. The Cactus Jack signee remains humble during his appearance in what Joe Budden calls a “full circle moment.” “This is my second time speaking to you, and my second time seeing you,” Joe recalls.

Fans of the two may remember them both sharing footage of their first run-in over five years ago. As Joe Budden prepared to go inside a New York City office, he was stopped by a young Don Toliver and his collaborator-friend YungJosh93. The two men asked Joe to check their music out as they handed him a CD. The podcast personality accepted it, but not before giving the up-and-comers a solid word of advice. “Hey, stop handing CDs out. No CDs,” he tells them in the nine-second clip.

A Young Don Toliver Approaches Joe Budden

“This n***a was outside with his music,” Joe Budden remembers on the Patreon-exclusive pod. It appeared to work out in Don’s favor rather quickly, as he goes on to chime in about their chance encounter. “I’m in that mode before I meet you, right,” the “4 Me” singer tells Joe. “I give you the record… By the time I get back to Houston I met the DJ that I’m working with today.” In his version of their meeting, Don Toliver says he and YungJosh were promoting their music outside of The Breakfast Club when they noticed Joe. “We rented a car and slept in the car. We was like ‘Alright, it’s six in the morning, we finna’ go wait outside for Angela Yee and Charlemagne.’”

Years later, their hustle has proven to have paid off tremendously as the 28-year-old awaits his Billboard 200 entry for Love Sick. The project, which was released on February 17th, sees features from everyone from GloRilla to Justin Bieber. Don Toliver surprised fans earlier this week with a deluxe version, which includes his “Embarrased” single with label head Travis Scott. The two performed the track during a live show at Irving Plaza on February 28th.

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Kali Uchis’ Releases Love-Laced LP, “Red Moon In Venus”

New music is coming in heavy this Friday (March 3). The latest offering comes from Kali Uchis who’s just released her long-awaited third studio album, Red Moon in Venus. The album’s title is a reference to the rare astronomical event that occurs when a red moon aligns with Venus, the planet of love. Kali Uchis uses this metaphor as she explores the highs and lows of romantic relationships throughout the ethereal 15-track project.

The Colombian-American singer-songwriter’s unique blend of R&B, Latin, and Pop music has made her a standout star, and her new LP is one of the greatest examples of Uchis’ creative prowess. Red Moon in Venus leads with a delicate message to Uchis’ lover in the opener “in My Garden…,” floating forward to the dreamy “I Wish You Roses” single. The album continues on with lush ballads and production from Kali herself, along with Benny Blanco, WondaGurl, Darkchild and more. Red Moon in Venus also sees features from Summer Walker, Don Toliver, and longtime collaborator Omar Apollo.

Listen to Kali Uchis’ “Red Moon In Venus”

On Kali Uchis’ vulnerable “Fantasy” track with partner Don Toliver, the songstress voices her love languages and relationship goals. “Babe if you don’t worship me it just don’t work for me / Love all on me (everyone needs love) / Forget all the foolery, stay on me like jewelry / On my body, don’t let go of me,” she sings. Toliver doesn’t take her words in jest, and even admits he wants to start a family with the bilingual vocalist. The song’s production is more upbeat than most on Red Moon in Venus, and is a lofty continuation of their previously-released collaboration “4 Me.”

The album takes a turn from the more intense, lovey tracks as we listen to Kali and Summer Walker’s “Deserve Me” single, teased earlier this week. The crooners’ voices transcend on the four-minute track as they air their grievances about failing unions. True to form, Kali Uchis incorporates her signature Latin lyrics, which she also does on Red Moon’s “Como Te Quiero Yo” and “Hasta Cuando.” Uchis’ new project can now be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Red Moon In Venus Tracklist:

  1. in My Garden…
  2. I Wish you Roses
  3. Worth the Wait — ft. Omar Apollo
  4. Love Between…
  5. All Mine
  6. Fantasy — ft. Don Toliver
  7. Como Te Quiero Yo
  8. Hasta Cuando
  9. Endlessly
  10. Moral Conscience
  11. Not Too Late (interlude)
  12. Blue
  13. Deserve Me — Kali Uchis & Summer Walker
  14. Moonlight
  15. Happy Now

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