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How Schoolboy Q Channeled Grief Over Deaths of Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle Into Art

At last week’s Billboard Music Awards, Drake took a moment of his acceptance speech for best male artist to note the importance of camaraderie among rappers. Specifically, he shouted out Schoolboy Q, telling the crowd at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena: “Schoolboy Q said something really nice about me the other day. I had to […]
Tags: News, Kendrick Lamar, Las Vegas, Drake, Nipsey Hussle, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, MGM Grand Arena

The Morning Watch: VFX Artists React to Great and Awful CG Work, Making of ‘Suspiria’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a group of visual effects artists react to and break down some recent examples of great and terrible work on television and the big screen. Plus, an extensive featurette goes behind the scenes of the making ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, America, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Game Of Thrones, Louisiana, North Carolina, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vanity Fair, Lee Pace, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Video Of The Day, Suspiria, The Morning Watch

Building Your Dream Team: The Music Publisher

In this edition of Building Your Dream Team, AWAL breaks down the who, what, when, where, and why of the music industry's matchmaking money hunter, the publisher. Here we look at the important role they play in gathering artist revenue, and how why they've taken center stage in the legally complex streaming era. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL  Building Your Dream Team breaks down the fundamental members of an artist's operation through the 5Ws lens: Who, What, When, W...
Tags: Music, Japan, Australia, Kendrick Lamar, Nashville, Sam, Ascap, Travis Scott, Lamar, Sam Taylor, Steve Lacy, Awal, LAUV, Creative Acquisitions Sue Drew, GM of Creative Acquisition Sue Drew, London New York Los Angeles Nashville

Kamasi Washington says Brexit could make touring UK tricky for artists

US jazz saxophonist says international musicians will find UK less appealingBritain leaving the European Union could make the country less appealing to international performers, one of the world’s leading jazz musicians has said.Kamasi Washington, whose album The Epic and his work with Kendrick Lamar have made him the poster boy of the jazz revival, said that Brexit was not an inviting idea to musicians and could make coming to England harder for smaller bands. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, UK, England, US, European Union, UK News, Culture, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Brexit, Kamasi Washington

Kendrick Lamar Signs With BMI

Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar has signed a long-term worldwide deal with BMI to represent his catalog of music.  Lamar joins Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and labelmates SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and Skiiiwalker at the performing rights organization. “We’re thrilled to welcome Kendrick to the BMI family and expand our […]
Tags: News, Kendrick Lamar, Bmi, Lamar, Kendrick, Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony Top Dawg Tiffith, Jay Rock Isaiah Rashad, Skiiiwalker

Taylor Swift's ME! Breaks YouTube, Amazon Records

The Taylor Swift juggernaut plowed forward breaking multiple YouTube and Amazon records with the song and video premiere of “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. __________________________________ On Spotify, "ME!" tallied 7.9m streams worldwide in the first 24 hours with 3.6 million coming from the U.S. On Amazon Amazon announced that ME! broke two records: one for most first 24 hours streams and another for the most on-demand voice requests using Alexa than a...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Taylor Swift, Mexico, India, US, Philippines, Kendrick Lamar, Brazil, Taylor, Alexa, Bruce Houghton, Brendon Urie, ME Breaks YouTube Amazon Records, U S On Amazon Amazon, Premiere Taylor

ScHoolboy Q Visits ‘The Breakfast Club’

Ahead of his new album CrasH Talk dropping this Friday (Apr. 26), ScHoolboy Q paid a visit to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. Catching up with Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee, ScHoolboy Q discussed taking two years to record his new album, all artists on TDE taking their time to release projects, praise from Nas, parenting, his 10-year-old daughter being home schooled, Kendrick Lamar being a tough critic, supporting L.A.’s new rising artists, a Black Hippy album not happening, not being ...
Tags: Interviews, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Hussle, The Breakfast Club, Savage YG Ty Dolla Sign, Savage Ty Dolla, Angela Yee ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott Kid Cudi YG

Jumpmann B. – “Young Nigga”(Music Video)

“Young Nigga” is becoming an anthem in Miami. Jumpmann B’s flow puts listeners in mind of other Miami rappers like Kodak Black. The song was produced by Keith Beats. The track and video infectious, with B’s melodic flow. “When I made Young Nigga all I could really think about is how I’m living my life. I was mainly inspired by how much my hood, family, and my niggas show love.” Born Jeffrey Morey Jones, raised in the city of Miami Gardens, Florida. A lover of basketball, Jeffrey developed ...
Tags: Videos, Florida, Kodak, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Miami, Kodak Black, Keith, JEFFREY, Miami Gardens Florida, Nigga, Jumpmann B, Young Nigga, Jeffrey Morey Jones, Jumpmann B Jumpmann

Daddy’s Hangout Presents Mixtape Friday Volume 16

First off, Happy Easter to everyone out there. This week will have the most tracks ever for my Mixtape Friday series. Mixtape Friday Volume 16 will feature 30 tracks this week. Everything started out with an unreleased project from Ja Rule called The Mirror. The Ja Rule tracks aren’t on Apple Music, so they won’t be available. Afterwards, one of my personal mixtapes from a few years back was next. Mixtape Friday Volume 15 was next and hopefully you all checked it out. Two mixtapes in a row and...
Tags: Nas, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Rick Ross, Blog Hops & memes, Mixtape Friday, DJ Drama ft Future Jeezy Ludacris T I In Da Club, Nelly Jesus

Flying Lotus – “Fire Is Coming” Video (Feat. David Lynch)

It's been almost five years since Flying Lotus released an album. Since his Grammy-nominated You're Dead!, he's worked with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly, written and directed the Sundance comic horror flick Kuso, and produced much of Thundercat’s Drunk among other projects. Now, FlyLo has finally announced his new full-length, Flamagra, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kendrick Lamar, David Lynch, Flying Lotus, Kuso

Coachella 2019: How the festival survived and thrived to reach its 20th year

As the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival marks its 20th anniversary this weekend, it’s easy to forget what a rare and unexpected surprise the very first fest was in 1999. First of all, most of you weren’t there – only 20,000 or so fans “filled” the Empire Polo Field to hear artists such as the Chemical Brothers and Beck, Rage Against the Machine and Tool. Second, those few who were there had never seen anything like it. Crisp green grass instead of asphalt or dirt. Reasonable prices at the ...
Tags: Beyonce, Instagram, Jimmy Kimmel, California, Jay Z, Sport, Pink Floyd, Black Keys, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Ariana Grande, Paul Mccartney

Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar Honor Nipsey Hussle

While there have been many tributes onstage at the Nipsey Hussle memorial service taking place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center today, there are many more within the event’s program. Tributes from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, YG, the Game and athletes such as Russell Westbrook and James Harden are included in the program. Jay-Z wrote: “Renown[ed] late […]
Tags: News, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jay Z Kendrick Lamar, Los Angeles ' Staples Center, Jay Z Kendrick Lamar Honor Nipsey Hussle

Festival Pass: Everything you need to know before Coachella; Tailgate Fest exits its new venue

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. (And if you’re wondering about that infrared photo above, check out this gallery Watchara Phomicinda did last year.) Festival Pass for Thursday, April 11 One year ago Friday, Festival Pass was born. A few dedicated readers, including some friends and my mom — who has very high standards for our festival coverage because she’s been to Coachella —...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Kendrick Lamar, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Brian, Coachella, Stagecoach, Prince, Klos, Mark, Mary, Austin Texas, Anderson Paak

Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle

A public memorial service for rapper Nipsey Hussle is being held at Los Angeles' Staples Center today. Along with performances from Marsha Ambrosius and Jhené Aiko, the event featured the reading of a letter from former president Barack Obama honoring Hussle, who was shot and killed late last month. More »
Tags: Music, News, Barack Obama, Jay-z, Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko, Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, Marsha Ambrosius, Los Angeles Staples Center, Kendrick Lamar Jay

20 Coachella festival performances we’ll never forget

The 20th anniversary of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is almost upon us and our reporters have logged many, many miles on the grass (and to and from the parking lots) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. This year’s festival happens April 12-14 and April 19-21 and the lineup includes headliners Childish Gambino (who we saw back in the day in 2012), Tame Impala (who played the fest in 2011, 2013 and 2015) and Ariana Grande, who makes her debut as something more than a surprise guest. ...
Tags: Japan, Beyonce, Sweden, Lorde, California, Jay Z, La, Sport, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Ariana Grande, Eminem

New Music: Steve Lacy “N Side”

Good news, The Internet fans: the band have announced plans to release two new solo projects over the next couple of months: “1 this month. 1 next month,” they tweeted. And it looks like the group’s budding star, Steve Lacy, is up first to bat as he kicks things off with the release of this new song, “N Side.” Read more after the jump… Since dropping his debut EP, Steve Lacy’s Demo, in 2017, the 20-year-old singer/guitarist has worked with everyone from Kendrick Lamar (“PRIDE.”) and Mac M...
Tags: The Internet, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, New Music, Mac Miller, Steve Lacy, Solange Exit Scott

New Music: Noname “Song 32”

After kickstarting the year with “Song 31,” Noname keeps the jazzy vibes flowing with the release of this aptly-titled follow-up “Song 32.” “I’m America at its best,” the Chicago native raps over Phoenix’s production as she name checks everything from dental bills and Diddy money to Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B’s engagement ring. If Noname wants to keep this “Song…” series going, that’s fine by us. Listen after the jump… Related: Noname, Smino & Saba Perform “Ace” on ‘The Tonight Show’
Tags: America, Chicago, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Diddy, New Music, Phoenix, Cardi, Noname

25 Songs Have Each Played Over 1B Times On Spotify

Two and a half years ago, Drake's “One Dance” became the first song on Spotify to be played one billion times. This week, the 25th song joined the billion stream club.  Here is the list of the the all the songs played 1 billion or more times on Spotify. Ed Sheeran - “Shape of You” Drake - “One Dance (ft. Wizkid and Kyla)” The Chainsmokers - “Closer (ft. Halsey)” Post Malone - “Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)” Ed Sheeran - “Thinking Out Loud” Drake - “God’s Plan” Major Lazer - “...
Tags: Music, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ibiza, Bruce Houghton, Lazer, Malone, James Arthur, Camila Cabello, Kyla, Luis Fonsi, Mike Posner, Spotify Ed Sheeran, Seeb Remix Dua Lipa

Q&A With Portland’s Very Own Rising Hip Hop Artist, Whysir

Whysir, how is the Hip Hop scene in Portland right now? What separates you from the pack in your own words? The Portland Hip Hop scene is bustling right now with talent that mainstream hip hop honestly isn’t ready for. Pretty soon people are gonna come from all over the place to be a part of the scene here. It’s kind of already happening. I’m from Utah originally but have been out here since the end of 2014 and the growth has been insane!!! I don’t think that I could be the artist that I am at ...
Tags: Utah, Portland, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Vincent, SE Portland, Q&A Interviews, Whysir, Portland Hip Hop, Vincent Kukua, Dani She

ScHoolboy Q Debuts New Song “Chopstix” Featuring Travis Scott on ‘The Tonight Show’

ScHoolboy Q was the musical guest on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he treated the audience to a double dose of new music. First, Groovy Q performed his brand new single “Numb Numb Juice” while the song’s amazing/hilarious video played in the background. Then, he debuted an unreleased song called “Chopstix,” which features Travis Scott on the hook. A demo version with Kendrick Lamar leaked online last year. (Also, anyone else think it kinda sounds like...
Tags: Television, Jimmy Fallon, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, The Tonight Show, Schoolboy Q, New Music, Travis Scott, Performances, TDE

JUNO Award Winners 2019: The Full Winner List

The Juno Awards, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last weekend to celebrate Canada's annual biggest night if music. Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, the event featured 11 spectacular performances including Dance Recording of the Year winners Loud Luxury alongside the Western University Marching Band; emerging pop-singer and Breakthrough Artist of the Year bülow; Rock Album of the Year and Group of the Year winne...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, China, Vienna, Canada, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Beethoven, Jackie Chan, Bahamas, Vaughan, Cbc, Wilson, David Foster, Calvin Harris

Daddy’s Hangout Presents Mixtape Friday Volume 11

Once again, it’s Friday and that mean we have another Mixtape Friday. Are you ready for Mixtape Friday Volume 11? This past week, there was a total of 7 albums that made my playlist. The first two albums were a couple of slow jam albums. Avant’s My Thoughts and If I Fall in Love from Shai were the albums. Avant has always been underrated and the Shai album has a special place because it was released in my teen years. After that, my compilation from last week was next. One of my personal mixtap...
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Miguel, Swizz Beatz, Shai, Mixtapes/Compilation Albums, Kendrick Lamar Keisha, Rick Ross You Da Boss, Swizz Beatz Echo

New EP: Zacari ‘Run Wild Run Free’

Top Dawg Entertainment introduces their latest signee, Zacari, with his debut project. Known for his contribution on Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 hit-song “LOVE,” the L.A. vocalist steps into the spotlight with Run Wild Run Free. The 7-track EP includes the songs “Don’t Trip” and “Midas Touch.” Lil’ Yachty serves as the lone guest appearance on “Young & Invincible,” while Teddy Walton, Syk Sense, OZ, IAMNOBODI, Cubeatz and J. Louis contribute on the production side. Stream the EP below. Continue af...
Tags: Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Mixtapes, Don, Zacari, Teddy Walton, Run Wild Run Free, Midas Touch Lil Yachty, J Louis

Joseph Scapellato's Playlist for His Novel "The Made-Up Man"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Joseph Scapellato's novel The Made-Up Man is one of the most fun books I have read all year, a smart and absurdist take on noir. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Joseph Scapellato's ...
Tags: Music, Chicago, David, Prague, Kendrick Lamar, Chicagoland, Miles Davis, Marilyn Manson, Lech, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Breeders, Central Pennsylvania, Los Angeles Review of Books, St Mary, Stanley, Manson

K Chess's Playlist for Her Novel "Famous Men Who Never Lived"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. K Chess's debut novel, Famous Men Who Never Lived, is a mesmerizing work of speculative fiction. Booklist wrote of the book: "Chess’ debut novel offers an intriguing and fresh spi...
Tags: Music, New York, New York City, Earth, Wes, David, Brooklyn, Kendrick Lamar, Manhattan, Illinois, Kid Cudi, Coney Island, Samuel, Elliott Smith, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview

Zacari – “Midas Touch” Video

Artfully slinky R&B singer Zacari had already been appearing on TDE records for a minute when he announced a deal with TDE Records this winter. He'd hopped on multiple tracks with Kendrick Lamar including Isaiah Rashad's "Wat's Wrong," Kendrick's DAMN. hit "Love," and the Black Panther soundtrack's "Redemption." He and the label made things official … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Kendrick, Zacari, TDE Records

Universal Music Group Is Shopping For A Buyer To Fund International Expansion - Celebrity Net Worth

Universal Music Group Is Shopping For A Buyer To Fund International Expansion   Celebrity Net Worth Universal Music Group is the world's biggest music label. It is home to Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. It is larger than Warner Music and ...
Tags: Seo, Kendrick Lamar, Warner Music, Taylor Swift Lady Gaga Drake

Why LeBron James Executive Producing 2 Chainz’s Latest Album Makes Perfect Sense

Did 2 Chainz just drop the best album of his entire career? The critics have been hailing “Rap or Go to the League” — Pitchfork said the album “feels like a personal triumph” and Complex called it the rapper’s “best.” The rapper’s fifth studio effort is a project in which 2 Chainz, whose real name […]
Tags: Opinion, Kendrick Lamar, Lebron James, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Chainz, LeBron James Executive Producing

MC Eiht Recites “m.A.A.d city” Verse Over Brady Watt’s Wicked Bassline

Easily the best thing you'll see all day.
Tags: Videos, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Brady Watt, 2dope, Mc Eiht

Making It Big: What 6 Elite Producers Taught Us [VIDEO]

As part of  new content franchise, Kobalt has invited some of the music industry's top producers to share their stories about coming up in the music industry and their respective journeys to success. _____________________________ Guest post from AWAL If you're reading this, it's time to learn. AWAL’s parent company, Kobalt, invited some of the world’s best and brightest producers in the game to sit down and share their story, in their own words, for the first three episodes of a new ...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Kendrick Lamar, New Orleans, Drake, Travis Scott, Netflix Originals, Kobalt, Awal, Da Hoodie, Teddy Walton, Drake Jahaan, Eminem Kurtis McKenzie, Khalid Roget Chahayed, Kurtis McKenzie Roget Chahayed