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Sony & R. Kelly Part Ways

Sony and R. Kelly have “agreed to part ways,” Billboard reports. I guess that’s the polite way of saying they’ve finally dropped his child-molesting ass. Continue reading below… Neither Sony nor R. Kelly have made an official statement yet. According to Variety, Kelly’s back catalog will remain with RCA/Sony and his music is still available on streaming services and digital retailers. Since the airing of Lifetime’s horrifying documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, pressure has been mounti...
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Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe To Perform at 2019 GRAMMYs

The Recording Academy has announced the first round of performers ahead of the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Leading the way is Cardi B, who is nominated five times, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ next month. Post Malone and Janelle Monáe, who are also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2019 GRAMMMYs, are also set to take the stage. Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Shawn Mendes, and Kacey Musgraves make up the first group of performers revealed on Thursday morning (Jan. 17...
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Alicia Keys to Host 2019 GRAMMYs

We’ve had plenty of time to mull over the nominees for this year’s GRAMMYs, which sees Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with eight nominations. But today, the Recording Academy has announced the host for this year’s awards: Alicia Keys. Continue reading below… “Come vibe with me when I host the Grammys on Sunday, February 10th at 8pm on CBS and CBS All Access. It’s gonna be a zone, zone, zone,” she promises, referencing one of her husband Swizz Beatz’s many catchphrases. IT'S OFFICIAL!...
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Post Malone & Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” Lands No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Post Malone and Swae Lee delivered what many felt would be an instant hit with their “Sunflower” collaboration when it first dropped late last year. As it continues to dominate the airwaves, the record has landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. The lead single off the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack dethrones Halsey’s “Without Me,” which previously held the top spot for one week. “Sunflower” becomes Post Malone’s third Hot 100 No. 1 following “Rockstar” with 21...
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Kanye West on R. Kelly: “If We Going to Tear Down One Artist, Let’s Take Down All the Art”

Did anyone really expect Kanye West to do anything but defend R. Kelly after last year’s dumpster fire of dumb comments? At a Sunday Service in L.A. over the weekend, Mr. West addressed the congregation with a characteristically “free thinking” musical sermon. Apparently, that freedom leads you to offering up a pathetic defence of a man who has a 20-plus-year history of rape, sexual assault, pedophilia and running a sex cult. They just gon’ pull up full documentaries on ’em, and then they go...
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Earl Sweatshirt Is No Longer on Columbia Records: “I’m Excited to be Free Because Then I Can Do Riskier Shit”

Pitchfork have published a new interview with Earl Sweatshirt, conducted around the release of his latest album Some Rap Songs back in November. The profile piece is packed with gems as Earl talks about self-discovery, wanting to add to the tapestry of timeless black art, and falling in with Brooklyn rapper MIKE and his sLUms crew, as well as more personal topics like dealing with the death of his father, South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile. Continue reading below… Perhaps the bigges...
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James Blake Announces New Album ‘Assume Form’ Feat. André 3000 & Travis Scott

Dating back to December of last year, details surrounding a new album from James Blake slowly surfaced online. The British singer/songwriter/producer added to the speculation with the launch of his website assumeform.com and the announcement of his upcoming North American tour. On Thursday (Jan. 10), Blake officially made the announcement, confirming his new album Assume Form. Fans won’t have to wait long as it will arrive on January 18. Travis Scott, André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro...
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Boogie Announces Shady Records Debut ‘Everything’s For Sale,’ Drops “Silent Ride” Video

After signing to Eminem’s Shady Records back in October 2017, it’s finally time for Boogie to shine. The Compton rapper, who possesses both razor sharp rhymes and a soothing singing voice, has announced his debut album Everything’s For Sale, dropping on Jan. 25. And if his latest single and video, “Silent Ride,” is anything to go by, this album’s about to prove exactly why Em recruited him. You won’t be confusing Boogie with his Bronx namesake any longer. Watch the “Silent Ride” video below ...
Tags: Videos, Eminem, Jazz, Bronx, Music News, New Music, Compton, Boogie, Shady Records


Governors Ball 2019 Lineup: Nas, Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator & More

The lineup for this year’s Governors Ball has been announced. The ever-eclectic NYC festival, which takes place at Randall’s Island Park, will see Tyler, The Creator, Lil Wayne and BROCKHAMPTON headline the Friday night (May 31), Florence and the Machine, Major Lazer and The 1975 head up the Saturday (June 1), and Nas, SZA and The Strokes close things out on Sunday (June 2). The 2019 Governors Ball also promises performances from Vince Staples, KAYTRANADA, The Internet, Playboi Carti, Jorja ...
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J. Cole Announces Dreamville’s ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III’ Project

2018 was a busy year for Dreamville Records, releasing projects by J. Cole, Cozz, Bas and J.I.D. The label plans to ride off the momentum from a great year into 2019, with their upcoming Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation LP. J. Cole took to Twitter on Sunday night (Jan. 6), announcing the new album. With vary basic details revealed, it appears Dreamville Records and outside collaborators will converge to Atlanta from Jan 6. – Jan. 16 to record the project. Revenge of the Dreamers III c...
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Coachella 2019 Lineup: Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Solange, Kid Cudi & More

After rumours surfaced in late 2018, the official lineup for Coachella 2019 is here. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande have been announced as headliners for the this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The full lineup was revealed on Wednesday night (Jan. 3). For all three artists, it will be the first-time each has headlined the two-weekend event. Kid Cudi, Janelle Monáe, Solange Knowles, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Anderson .Paak, dvsn, Khalid, YG, BLACKPINK,...
Tags: Ariana Grande, Jazz, Coachella, Justin Timberlake, Music News, Indio California, Virgil Abloh, Empire Polo Club, Impala Solange Kid Cudi, Playboi Carti Juice WRLD Tierra Whack KAYTRANADA


21 Savage’s ‘i am > i was’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

21 Savage earns his first No. 1 album as i am > i was debuts at the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Released on Dec. 21, the Atlanta rapper’s sophomore LP moved 131,000 equivalent album units opening week (18,000 in traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music. 21’s previous highest-charting project was his studio debut Issa Album, which peaked at No. 2 in 2017. i am > i was has been praised since is release, already being mentioned as one of 2018’s best projects...
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Kodak Black’s ‘Dying to Live’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Kodak Black lands his first-ever No. 1 album. The Florida rapper’s new project, Dying to Live, takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Lead by the Hot 100 smash-hit “ZEZE,” moved 89,000 equivalent album units (5,000 in traditional album sales) during its debut week according to Nielsen Music. Dying to Live is Kodak’s third top 10 album on the Billboard 200 following 2017’s Project Baby Two (debuted at No. 2) and Painting Pictures (debuted at No. 3). Over the weekend, t...
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Travis Scott Reportedly to Perform with Maroon 5 at Super Bowl LIII

Travis Scott is heading to the Super Bowl. The Houston rapper/producer will reportedly join Maroon 5 as the halftime show performer at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next year. Continue after the jump…. TMZ reports the 26-year-old has been tapped by the Pop/rock band to join them as special guest. Artists like Rihanna and P!nk have declined headlining and performing at the upcoming NFL Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick, who continues to be blackballed from the sports league. Accordin...
Tags: Rihanna, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Atlanta, Jazz, Houston, Maroon 5, Music News, Travis Scott, Kaepernick, Cardi, Mercedes Benz Stadium, TMZ Maroon


Juelz Santana Sentenced to 27 Months For Airport Gun Incident

Bad news for Juelz Santana. The Dipset rapper has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, related to his airport drug and firearm case earlier this year reports TMZ and North Jersey. Continue after the jump…. The 36-year-old, real name LaRon James, pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark in August to weapon possession by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft, according to court documents. Back in early March, the Harlem native arrived at Newark Liberty International Air...
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XXXTentacion’s ‘Skins’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Skins the first posthumous album from XXXTentacion, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. Featuring an appearance by Kanye West, the ten-track LP moved 132,000 equivalent album units (52,000 in true album sales) opening week according to Nielsen Music. A bulk of the album’s sales came from streaming, as the project tallied 78,000 SEA units, which equals to 121.8 million on-demand audio streams. Skins the first posthumous No. 1 album since Prince’s The Very Best of Prince, which re-e...
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Kodak Black Reveals ‘Dying To Live’ Track List with Travis Scott, Lil’ Pump, Offset & Juice WRLD

Kodak Black’s new album Dying To Live is only a few days away, dropping everywhere this Friday (Dec. 14). The Florida rapper took to social media on Tuesday night (Dec. 11), unveiling the track list. The 16-track LP is lead by the Billboard smash-hit “ZEZE.” Songs like “Calling My Spirit” and “Testimony” make the final cut. Travis Scott, Lil’ Pump, Offset and Juice WRLD make guest appearances on the follow-up to last year’s Painting Pictures. See the track list below. Continue after the jump…...
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Vince Staples Announces ‘Smile, You’re on Camera’ Tour with Buddy & JPEGMAFIA

Vince Staples is hitting the road early next year in support of his latest album FM! The newly-announced Smile, You’re on Camera Tour will take the Long Beach rapper across North America, kicking off in Tucson, AZ on Feb. 1 and wrapping up in Pomona, CA on April 3. He’ll also make stops in Atlanta, NYC, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles along the way. Buddy and JPEGMAFIA will support on select dates. Check out the tour dates after the jump… View ...
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2 Milly Is Suing ‘FortNite’ For Copying His ‘Milly Rock’ Dance

Back in 2015, rapper 2 Milly rose to fame with his hit single, and popular dance move, “Milly Rock.” Since it’s creation, the “Milly Rock” is one of the most sought-out and used dance moves in pop culture today. It has caught even more mainstream attention recently after being featured in the popular game, FortNite, which re-named it the “Swipe-It” dance. Continue after the jump… With many fans contacting him on social media, and even his daughter spotting the resemblance between the “Mill...
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Meek Mill’s ‘CHAMPIONSHIPS’ Debuts No. 1 on Billboard

Meek Mill collects another trophy in his career. The Philadelphia rapper’s new album, CHAMPIONSHIPS, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Serving as his first full-length LP since being released from prison in April, the album moved 229,000 equivalent album units opening week (42,000 in traditional album sales) according to Nielsen Music. It’s Meek’s second No. 1 album, following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money. Along with the chart-topper, the MMG lyricist earned his highest...
Tags: Nicki Minaj, Jazz, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Philadelphia, Drake, Music News, Meek Mill, Kodak Black, Ella Mai


JAY-Z Shares a Playlist of His Favorite Rap Songs of 2018

The bonus of JAY-Z being the owner of TIDAL is that throughout the year he’ll hit us with his own playlists. And let’s be honest, who isn’t intrigued about what your favorite artists are listening to? As 2018 comes to a close, Hov has put together a playlist of his favorite rap songs this year. Unsurprisingly, anthems like Pusha T’s “If You Know You Know,” Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” and Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” made the cut, but there are also a few leftfield picks like Sauce Walka’s “Ghetto G...
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Ty Dolla Sign Indicted for Cocaine Possession, Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison

Ty Dolla $ign enjoyed a busy 2018, dropping an album with Jeremih and being in-demand appearance on huge projects from the likes of Drake, Nas, Kanye West and more. The musician’s exciting year appears to be ending off on a bad note, with some legal issues. TMZ reports the L.A. native has been indicted by a grand jury on drug charges that include felony possession of cocaine. According to court documents, Ty Dolla Sign is charged on 3 counts — felony possession of cocaine, felony possession o...
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2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations Announced

The road to music’s biggest night starts now as the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are revealed. On Friday (Dec. 7), Janelle Monae, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for the four major categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year). The 2019 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. See the f...
Tags: Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Los Angeles, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Cbs, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Miguel, Music News, Thompson, Jay Rock, Alessia Cara


2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B Lead the Pack

The road to music’s biggest night starts now as the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are revealed. Leading the way for the 2019 GRAMMYs is Kendrick Lamar. Despite not releasing a solo album, the Pulitzer Prize winner landed the most nominations (8) for the Black Panther soundtrack, where he served as lead artist and curator. Lamar is up for “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Best Rap Song.” For “Album of the Year,” Kendrick faces off against Cardi...
Tags: Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Los Angeles, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Cbs, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Miguel, Music News, Thompson, Jay Rock


21 Savage Announces ‘I Am > I Was’ Album & Release Date

In early November, 21 Savage created a buzz with a cryptic ’12-7-18′ tweet. No details surrounding that date came out until Thursday (Dec. 6), when the Atlanta rapper posted the artwork and name of his new project I Am > I Was. The album, which many thought would arrive on Friday (Dec. 7), drops everywhere on December 21. The announcement comes with a new untitled song from 21 Savage, previewed in the new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. Premiered at The Game Awards on Thursday, the video game w...
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Nore Davis Unveils 10 Alternate ‘Too Woke’ Album Covers

[Official Cover] Last month at the New York Comedy Festival, stand-up comedian / musician Nore Davis took over the Brooklyn Urban Gallery, colliding the best of both the art and comedy worlds. At the time, Nore was preparing for the release of his album Too Woke and enlisted artists to create alternate covers inspired by the seven characters Davis plays on the LP. Continue after the jump… “The artists are definitely a huge part of stand up and comedy in general. We do a lot of flyers, bus...
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Late Junction gets its own two day music event

BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction has revealed details of its first ever festival, taking place at London’s newest venue EartH, in partnership with the Barbican. The festival, on 28 February and 1 March 2019, will showcase the breadth of the programme’s output, across two days of live music. Late Junction – broadcast between 11pm and 12.30am, Tuesday through Thursday nights on BBC Radio 3 was first conceived as an eclectic accompaniment to “late-night pottering”. The Late Junction Festival will bri...
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Drake Becomes Spotify’s All-Time Most Streamed Artist

The year is almost over and with the Christmas holidays near, the top streaming platforms are announcing their year-end lists. Spotify returned with their annual Wrapped series, which breaks down music trends and artists who lead the way over the past 12 months. As expected, Drake topped the list as the most streamed artist globally. If that isn’t enough, with 8.2 billion streams in 2018 alone, the 6 God also becomes Spotify’s most-streamed artist of all time. Ariana Grande is crowned the mos...
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Czarface & Ghostface Killah Announce Joint Album, Drop First Single “Iron Claw”

Ghostface Killah has already given us a Lost Tapes project, a Ghost Files remix album and a Brown Tape reissue this year, and heading into 2019, he isn’t slowing down. Today Tony Starks has announced he’s dropping a joint project with Czarface, the hip-hop supergroup founded in 2013 by fellow Wu-Tang rapper Inspectah Deck and veteran Boston duo 7L & Esoteric. The comic book-inspired collaboration is appropriately called Czarface Meets Ghostface and is set to arrive on February 15 via Get On ...
Tags: Boston, Jazz, Wu Tang, Music News, New Music, Ghostface Killah, Mick Jenkins, Tony Starks, Czarface, Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric, Czarrcade


Meek Mill Reveals ‘CHAMPIONSHIPS’ Track List with JAY-Z, Drake, Cardi B & More

Meek Mill’s new album, CHAMPIONSHIPS, will impact everywhere at midnight. The follow-up to 2017’s Wins & Losses serves as the Philadelphia MC’s first full-length project since being released from prison earlier this year. Before the album arrives later tonight, the MMG rapper unveiled the 19-song track list thats loaded with some big features. JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Ella Mai, Fabolous, Young Thug and Jeremih make guest appearances. The biggest record and probably t...
Tags: Jeremih, Nicki Minaj, Jazz, Drake, Music News, Meek Mill, Philadelphia MC, JAY Z Drake Cardi, Rick Ross Cardi, Kodak Black 21 Savage Ella Mai Fabolous Young Thug