Tory Lanez, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Young Thug Tapped For Texas’ Neon Desert Music Festival

As Spring approaches and the temperature begins to warmth up increasingly more, festivals are dropping f their stellar line-ups for the upcoming season music festivals, getting folks prepared for sunshine, good music and good vibes on seashore fronts, parks or inner-city venues. 

The newest line-up has been introduced by Texas’ Neon Desert Music Festival happening on May 25th and May 26th in El Paso. The 40 performers have been revealed and a few the note-worthy must-see acts are Tory Lanez, Miguel, Gunna, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, Kali Uchis, Steve Aoki and plenty tons extra. 

Tory Lanez, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Young Thug Tapped For Texas' Neon Desert Music Festival
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Tickets are on the market on the pageant’s ficial website with two-day common admission beginning at $119 USD, and single day common admission going for $89 USD. VIP platinum and common packages are additionally out there.  

Last 12 months’s music pageant pulled in over 30,000 attendees that includes performances by Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Lacrae, Boogie and extra.

Check out more festival announcements for this summer season and do your self a favour and lock down tickets from now, to present your self one thing to stay up for within the coming months. 

Kodak Black Says He Punched Sticky Fingaz

After beefing with Lil Wayne, Kodak Black is revealing an encounter with Sticky Fingaz that turned violent.

Taking to Instagram Live, the “ZEZE” rapper claimed that he assaulted the Brooklyn rap veteran after he stepped onto his tour bus.

“I ain’t like his outdated head power, ’trigger I don’t actually like older folks like that,” mentioned Kodak ( Complex). “I’m a ’90s child. I don’t acquired no respect for y’all. So, this n***a he was on my bus, like—I ain’t by no means say this, however tonight I’m gonna say it. This f**okay n***a, he was playin’ loopy on my bus, and I ain’t like that. I ain’t even know why my cousin let this f**okay n***a [him in] or the place he met this n***a at. I ain’t like how he was dancin’, I ain’t like power. I ain’t like his little ’70 child, ’80 child, no matter his technology vibe […] I punched that n***a lifeless in his shit.”

Kodak then grabbed Sticky Fingaz’ bag and went by it, allegedly discovering a gun inside. He tried to shoot Sticky earlier than discovering that the weapon was faux.

“When I attempted to shoot the n***a, his gun was faux,” added Kodak. “I’m like, man, what the f**okay? So he went working. But on the identical time, I’m feelin’ like, ‘Why you working for if you realize your gun faux?’ This n***a an actor n***a, man.”

According to Kodak, the Onyx rapper ran off the bus earlier than he destroyed his digicam. Sticky returned with “faux safety guards” whereas Kodak searched his bus to see if his safety had left any weapons.

“They see their entire bunks flipped over and shit ’trigger I used to be searching for a scrap so I may blow this ni**a again out,” mentioned Kodak.

Watch his account of the run-in under.

Soulja Boy Released From Jail, Says He’s ‘Not Going Out Like 6ix9ine’

Soulja Boy is a free man.

Just hours after being arrested for a probation violation on Friday (Mar. 15), Big Drako was launched from custody. And he didn’t waste any time, returning to Instagram Live to have a good time his freedom.

“Yeah, ni**a, I’m out, ni**a!” stated Soulja. “Big Drako, ni**a, I’m out of jail! This shit ain’t gon’ cease, bruh! Y’all acquired me fucked up! I had the largest comeback of 2018, bruh!”

During his celebratory rant, he additionally cracked a joke on the expense of 6ix9ine, who stays in jail after accepting a plea deal in his federal racketeering case. “Ni**as tryna hate on me and shit, bruh. I’m not going out like 6ix9ine, bruh! You acquired me fucked up,” he added whereas displaying off his intimate wristband.

Soulja stated he was behind bars with the “Bloods and Crips” earlier than declaring himself the “hottest rapper within the recreation.”

Despite his arrest, that didn’t cease him from taking the court docket at halftime in the course of the Clippers vs. Bulls recreation at L.A.’s Staples Center, the place he carried out his 2007 hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy).”

Earlier within the day, he was arrested for a probation violation after police beforehand searched his Agoura Hills, Calif. residence and located ammunition whereas investigating an alleged kidnapping. He was handcuffed and brought to a Van Nuys jail throughout a go to to his probation officer.

Soulja’s lawyer, Fred Minassian, tells TMZ that the choose launched him pending a listening to on March 29. “There was no discovering with regard to his probation violation,” says Minassian.

Soulja Boy Arrested After Cops Find Ammo in House

Soulja Boy is behind bars after ammunition was present in his home.

The “Crank That” rapper went to see his probation officer in L.A. on Friday morning (Mar. 15). When he confirmed up, he was handcuffed and brought to jail, in keeping with TMZ.

Soulja is at the moment on probation stemming from offenses he dedicated eight years in the past when he was convicted of weapons violations. In 2016, whereas he was on probation, cops went to his dwelling after he made threatening feedback on-line. During their search, they discovered not less than one weapon, a violation of Soulja’s probation.

A decide prolonged his probation and warned him to not have weapons. Last month, cops had been once more known as to Soulja’s Agoura Hills, Calif. dwelling after a girl accused him of kidnapping her. During that search, they discovered ammunition, one other violation of his probation.

On Friday, cops waited for Soulja to indicate as much as see his probation officer earlier than arresting him for the probation violation. He is at the moment in a Van Nuys jail and can seem in entrance of a decide later as we speak.

He is scheduled to carry out throughout halftime on the Clippers vs. Bulls recreation at Staples Center on Friday night time, nevertheless it’s unclear if he’ll nonetheless take the stage.

Prior to his arrest on Thursday, Soulja was seen filming a brand new TV present for BET.

Apple Music Is Now Integrated With Amazon's Fire TV

When Apple Music launched on Android, it triggered one thing of a stir within the tech group.

But with its renewed concentrate on providing companies to a number of ecosystems, Apple has now launched Apple Music help for Amazon’s Fire TV gadgets. That’s nice information for anybody who makes use of Apple Music however prefers Alexa to Apple’s HomePod resolution.

How to make use of Apple Music on Amazon Fire TV

You have to have the Apple Music skill enabled in your machine to make use of this function.  If you have already got an Echo machine with the Apple Music ability enabled, you don’t have to repeat these steps on your Fire TV.  If not, learn on to learn how to allow the ability.

1. Open the Alexa app in your good machine
2. Tap on “Skills and Games”
three. Find the Apple Music ability by looking out
four. Tap “Enable to Use” to put in the ability
5. Sign in to your Apple Music account to hyperlink
6. Ask for any music utilizing voice management on Fire TV

Now you possibly can ask for any music or playlist utilizing Amazon Fire TV’s voice management, and it’ll play out of your Apple Music account. Pretty nifty, huh? It’s 2019, and we’re lastly getting cross-device integration for companies that needs to be accessible anyplace.

Thanks for becoming a member of the long run, Apple!

Sarcasm apart, this doubtless is a part of Apple’s technique to about its closed ecosystem.

Spotify argues that the 30% fee taken from gross sales on in-app purchases solely enriches Apple.  Spotify additional complains that Apple Music has an unfair benefit by charging rivals a fee price when Apple Music has no such overhead.

By supporting new platforms and making Apple Music accessible with rivals merchandise, Apple can higher defend itself in opposition to these complaints. In half, Apple by stating that Spotify desires all the advantages of a free app with out being free.

Netflix Sustains The Coke Wave In The "Legend of Cocaine Island" Trailer

Netflix has a penchant for green-lighting documentaries concerning the Narco commerce, they know what the proletariat wish to hear-watch: solely probably the most sensational programming they will probably muster. So, with out additional ado, Netflix is including Legend Cocaine Island to the dialog, the trailer debuting just a few hours in the past on YouTube.

As a heat voice lets us know inside the opening seconds the trailer, “A northern fairy story begins f ‘Once upon a time,’ a southern fairy story begins f ‘Y’all ain’t gon’ imagine this shit,'” And so it begins – the seek for an remoted patch land with $2 million price cocaine hidden beneath the soil.

The movie’s director Theo Love jumped on board again in September when Netflix bought the rights to the completed undertaking after witnessing it steal the present on the Tribeca Film Festival. Love overtly admits that Legend Cocaine Island is not a documentary within the conventional sense as a result of the artistic workforce went to nice lengths to render it entertaining.

So in closing, for those who ever hoped to see Treasure Island revisited with a Narco-twist, Legend Cocaine Island is perhaps best for you. Look out now: it drops on March 29th proper because the monthly-programming needs to be scaling down. Hit us together with your ideas.

Multiple Sex Abuse Scandals Rock the Korean Music Industry

In only one week, rampant movie star intercourse scandals have destabilized the Korean music business.

Pop singer Seungri has been labeled the ‘Great Gatsby’ of Korea due to his excessively wealthy and opulent way of life.

Yet, the Korean music business got here to a screeching halt this week.

Several days in the past, Seungri, the youngest member of Okay-Pop group Big Bang, announced his abrupt retirement.  The transfer got here after authorities charged the prosperous singer with supplying prostitutes to overseas buyers at nightclubs in Seoul’s Gangnam district.

Aiming to guard fellow Big Bang members, and his expertise company, YG Entertainment, he wrote on Instagram,

This scandal is just too massive [so] I’ve determined to retire.  As for the continuing investigation, I’ll take it significantly to clear myself of all of the allegations.

The transfer despatched YG’s inventory plummeting 14%.

That was on Tuesday.

Then, a day later, Makeus Entertainment, one other native expertise company, publicly dropped Jung Joon-young.  The 30-year-old singer and TV movie star had filmed intercourse movies with at the very least 10 girls with out their consent.  He then shared the key recordings with different entertainers, together with Seungri, on chatrooms.

According to Reuters, Makeus terminated his contract.  Jung can also be barred from leaving the nation.

On social media, the now-beleaguered entertainer wrote,

I admit all my crimes.  I filmed girls with out their consent and shared it in a social community chat room, and acted with out feeling any sense of guilt doing so.

Jung stays beneath investigation by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for intercourse abuse crimes, together with intercourse bribery.

Choi Jong-hun, one other Okay-Pop star and member of rock group FT Island, allegedly participated within the chat.  In the conversations, he had detailed his beforehand undisclosed drunk driving incident three years in the past.

That led to his fast retirement from the business.

On Instagram, he defined,

I’m leaving my crew right now and placing an finish to being within the present enterprise.

I’ll mirror on my wrongdoing for the remainder of my life, not feeling responsible about inconsiderate phrases and actions.

At the identical time, FNC Entertainment, which represents FT Island, said,

[Choi] will likely be kicked out of his boy band FT Island and can completely retire from the leisure business for his alleged involvement within the scandal.

Yong Jun-hyung, one other Okay-Pop star from boy band Highlight, then admitted to receiving and viewing Jung’s movies.

I admit having inappropriate conversations after receiving a video from Jung Joon-young.  My behaviors have been very unethical and silly.

Three years in the past, an ex-girlfriend had first accused Jung of filming her with out permission.

During a press convention again then, he defined,

I didn’t suppose that one thing that we did as a joke on the time would trigger such an enormous controversy.  It was an enormous fault of mine that I believed every thing could be okay if I knew I used to be harmless.  I apologize to this system that I’m on and the individuals on it.  As for what to do on these exhibits, I’ll comply with no matter they resolve.  I will even comply with diligently to the extra investigations.

Authorities later dropped all prices towards the entertainer.

Jung first made his debut within the Korean music business in 2012 on a expertise present known as Superstar Okay-Four.  He later gained reputation after releasing a number of rock music albums and starring on a number of exhibits.

 


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Soulja Boy Arrested At Probation Officer Meeting

Van Nuys, CA – Soulja Boy reportedly walked proper into handcuffs on Friday morning (March 15) when he went to see his probation officer within the San Fernando Valley. According to TMZ, police had been ready for him when he arrived.

Young Drako has been on probation for the previous eight years and as a part of the decide’s situations, he isn’t allowed to own any firearms or ammunition. In 2016, police paid Soulja a go to after he threatened folks on-line.

During a search of his residence, cops discovered a minimum of one weapon, a transparent violation of Soulja’s probation. A decide then prolonged his probation however reiterated he can’t personal any weapons.

Last month, a girl claimed Soulja held her hostage in his storage for six hours, which he says is “100 p.c fabricated.” But in consequence, police as soon as once more descended on his residence the place they found ammunition, one other probation violation.

Knowing he had a scheduled assembly together with his probation officer on Friday morning, cops made their transfer.

Soulja is at the moment being held at a Van Nuys jail. He’s anticipated in courtroom quickly. It’s unclear if he’ll make his efficiency on the Clippers sport later tonight.

Soulja Boy Arrested After Reportedly Violating Probation

Soulja Boy‘s comeback seems to be in critical jeopardy. The trailblazing rapper has been reportedly arrested and brought into police custody, as per TMZ. Apparently, Young Drako was arrested after a go to to his probation ficer, the place the rapper later was seen being taken away in handcuffs. As Soulja has been on probation for eight years (over a earlier weapons cost), any present day violations could have penalties. After a lady claimed Soulja Boy held her hostage in his garage, police searched his mansion in Feburary, the place they discovered ammunition in his possession. 

Soulja Boy Arrested After Reportedly Violating Probation

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Authorities proceeded to lie in wait, understanding that Soulja was set to go to his parole ficer, and proceeded to make the arrest. As now, Soulja Boy is presently in a Van Nuys jail, the place he awaits a courtroom appointment later immediately. Once once more, a rapper has been haunted by their probationary interval, and plenty of have already begun campaigning with the #FreeSoulja motion. We can solely hope that Young Drako will emerge from the state of affairs undeterred, and the comeback can recommence accordingly.

Stay tuned for extra information on the continued state of affairs. 

DJ Mustard & 03 Greedo Announce Joint Project "Still Summer In The Projects"

03 Greedo is perhaps locked up however he recorded a ton music in preparation for his incarceration. Earlier at this time, his new collaboration with DJ Mustard, “Wasted” was launched which marks the primary single from their joint venture, Still Summer In The Projects. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Alamo Records founder Todd Moscowitz confirmed the joint effort between Mustard and Greedo will drop on the finish the month on March 29th. 

“I knew Mustard since like 2009, and we at all times crossed paths, however we by no means labored,” Greedo defined in an e-mail. “He blew up as I used to be in jail on a earlier event], however once I acquired out and I acquired my shit buzzing, he hit me up. I got here to the studio to do one tune after which we ended up doing 20 songs in three days.”

Moscowitz confirmed that Greedo has quite a few tasks within the minimize which can be slated to drop this 12 months. 

“We have a Hit-Boy album developing subsequent,” Moscowitz says. “We’ll in all probability have a follow-up album three months after, after which one other three months after that. He’ll in all probability find yourself placing out three or 4 albums and tapes this 12 months, perhaps an EP or two as effectively.”

The rapper was sentenced to 20 years behind bars final 12 months for drug trafficking and firearm possession however in response to his web page on the Texas Department Criminal Justice’s website, he’ll be eligible for parole in 2020.

Netflix’s Next True Crime Doc Is On The Infamous Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann

Netflix has been pumping out some fairly good true crime documentaries about real-life abduction and homicide circumstances that also stay a thriller. From Making a Murderer, The Ted Bundy Tapes, and Abducted in Plain Sight to the most recent fering that’s The Disappearance Madeleine McCann.

Three-year-old Madeleine was kidnapped whereas she was vacationing along with her household in Portugal in 2007 and 11-years, 10 months and four days later her case remains to be open and has been labeled as one essentially the most closely reported investigations. The documentary blends interviews with greater than 40 people who’re journalists, pals, and investigators associated to the case. However, dad and mom Madeleine, Kate or Gerry McCann, usually are not concerned. 

“We are conscious that Netflix are planning to display screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine’s disappearance,” they wrote on their website. “The manufacturing firm instructed us that they have been making the documentary and requested us to take part. We didn’t see and nonetheless don’t see how this programme will assist the seek for Madeleine and, notably given there may be an energetic police investigation, might doubtlessly hinder it.”

Watch the trailer under and catch the eight-part collection on Netflix as March 15th.

Prism Raises $2.2 Million to Fix the Disaster That Is Live Booking

Austin-based music promoter software program firm Prism has secured a brand new spherical of funding from angel buyers.

More than $2.2 million was raised from quite a lot of completely different buyers, together with Mario Fighali of Sparefoot, Bill Babel of Capital Factory, Kip McClanahan of Pershing, and Jay Jensen of Clasen Quality Coatings.  The firm shared the spherical with Digital Music News this week.

Prism expects to make use of the brand new spherical of seed funding to develop its analysis and improvement efforts.  Prism’s gross sales and advertising and marketing efforts can even be elevated to assist solidify its place within the trade.

So what drawback is Prism attempting to repair, precisely?

Prism CEO Matt Ford says Prism is the most effective answer for dwell music as a result of it’s the one “end-to-end answer for dwell music organizers.”

Prim was based by Ford, Stephen Sternschein, and Adrian Tavares.  Prism arose straight from Sternschein’s tenure as a venue proprietor and promoter and his expertise with the trade’s bevy of half-baked, partial ‘options’.

“Having information in a dozen completely different locations created an accounting nightmare, making it tough and time-consuming to generate actionable insights. The inefficiency in speaking particulars value me money and time. This is why we constructed a Prism.”

Prism affords calendar administration, one-click integrations with ticketing platforms, provide technology, budgeting, forecasting, income monitoring, settlement, job administration programs, and monetary reporting in a single bundle.

Venue managers, promoters and expertise patrons can leverage an answer that brings all of those underneath a single umbrella to automate reserving for higher effectivity.

Prism’s software program has been adopted by over 100 promoters and 500 venues internationally.

Some distinguished adopters embody Brooklyn Bowl (NY), Ad Hoc (NY), PopGun Presents (NY), MOKB Presents (IL), Noise Pop (SF), McMenamin’s (OR), and Laramir Lounge (CO).

Hometown adopters of Prism embody The Paramount Theatre, Antone’s Come and Take It Productions, Empire Control Room and Garage, Vulcan Gas Company, and a number of other others.

YNW Melly’s "Murder On My Mind" Goes Platinum Amid Murder Case

Broward County, FL – YNW Melly is dealing with first-degree homicide prices, but followers proceed to stream his music in giant numbers. The incarcerated rapper’s single “Murder On My Mind” has acquired platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

“Murder On My Mind” beforehand went gold on January 10, a month earlier than Melly was arrested for the homicide of his buddies Christopher Thomas Jr. (a.ok.a. YNW Juvy) and Anthony Williams Henry (a.ok.a. YNW Sakchaser). The track was licensed platinum by the RIAA on March 6.

Police say Melly shot and killed Thomas and Williams inside a Jeep Compass on October 26, 2018. Melly and Cortlen Henry, who’s also called YNW Bortlen, are accused of staging a drive-by capturing in an try and cowl up the double murder.

Henry allegedly drove the useless our bodies round for a time period earlier than bringing them to a hospital in Miramar, Florida. He informed police the victims had been shot in a drive-by.

Melly has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of first-degree homicide. Henry additionally pleaded not responsible to first-degree homicide and accent prices on Monday (March 11).

No bail has been set for Melly and Henry. The two will stay behind bars till trial.

YNW Melly’s "Murder On My Mind" Earns Platinum Certification

When you seek for “YNW Melly Murder” on Google, the primary choice that reveals up is a hyperlink to his hit music “Murder On My Mind.” While he possible by no means imagined his success would occur as he faces a possible life sentence for reportedly murdering his two mates, the Florida rapper is in that precise scenario proper now. YNW Melly burst onto the scene together with his hit single “Murder On My Mind,” which has now taken on a very totally different which means. The rapper has been accused killing his two mates, YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, in a staged drive-by together with his affiliate YNW Bortlen. It seems that each one this publicity might have been just a little bit optimistic for Melly as a result of as yesterday, “Murder On My Mind” is licensed platinum.

The music was licensed by the RIAA, main Melly’s staff to react on social media. He was congratulated on the success the one, which can successfully be his first and solely platinum file ever.

Both Melly and Bortlen have pleaded not guilty to the costs. Today, a video showing YNW Melly’s mother accusing YNW Sakchaser threatening her with a gun was launched on-line. Yesterday, Kodak Black shared a photo the incarcerated rapper and his step-cousin Lil Soto, who’s in the identical facility as Melly. 

Dennis Rodman’s Nike Air Darwin Returns In OG Colorway

The Nike Air Darwin, a sneaker made in style by then-San Antonio Spurs ahead Dennis Rodman, has returned to retailers in an OG “White/Black/Teal” colour scheme.

The kicks first debuted again in 1994 in the course of the second season Rodman’s two-year stint with the Spurs, and The Worm rapidly grew to become the face the high-top sneakers.

Rodman even starred in commercials selling the shoe, even if his identify was by no means ficially hooked up to it. 

The Nike Air Darwin has re-released in a number of completely different colorways at main retailers comparable to Eastbay and Finish Line, however now the OG “White/Black/Teal” rendition that Rodman wore on the court docket is lastly again in inventory.

The kicks, retailing for $130, can be found now Finish Line and Jimmy Jazz

Check out some extra photos beneath.

Dennis Rodman's Nike Air Darwin Returns In OG Colorway

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Dennis Rodman's Nike Air Darwin Returns In OG Colorway

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Dennis Rodman's Nike Air Darwin Returns In OG Colorway

 

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Dennis Rodman's Nike Air Darwin Returns In OG Colorway

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Dennis Rodman's Nike Air Darwin Returns In OG Colorway

 

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