HARD Summer Is Now A Camping Festival & You HAVE To See This Incredible Lineup

HARD Summer just made some massive changes to their festival for 2016 after treating fans to an intense teaser. For starters, HARD Summer is now a two-day camping festival. Yep, you did not read that wrong. HARD Presents will take over the Auto Club Speedway between San Bernardino and Pomona on July 30 and 31 for two days of epic music.

The second change, which is more so just regular news, the festival will be headlined by Ice Cube and Major Lazer. HARD has been leaning toward hip hop for years now, but this marks the first top-billed hip hop performer. (Last year’s The Weeknd was nearly there.) Dillon Francis, who headlined HARD Summer last year, has been pushed down in favor of Major Lazer, an unarguably bigger name that has been absolutely dominating the festival circuit.

Making our way down to the supporting acts, on Saturday we have: Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson (set will be Live), DJ Khaled, Claude VonStroke, Baauer, Tchami, Dizzee Rascal, Destructo, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. On Sunday we have: Dillon Francis, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Madeon, Boys Noize, DJ Mustard, AlunaGeorge, Kill The Noise, Kaytranada, and – damn, son – Jai Wolf making his way to the second tier! (Congrats are in order, there.)

Going further down on the supporting acts, we have first time appearances from Slushii, Drezo, Kayzo, Ghastly, Oshi, Mura Masa, Bear Grillz, Slumberjack, Rezz, Unlike Pluto, Herobust and more.

Lastly, the event will return to 18+.

HARD Summer must have been working tirelessly to put this all together. And while this definitely isn’t a dream lineup (in all honestly, nothing ever really is), this lineup is absolutely massive and there’s no way around that.

Tickets On Sale 4/29 @ 9 AM PST: http://bit.ly/1pBycSZ

Check out the full HARD Summer lineup below!

HARD Summer Is Now A Camping Festival & You HAVE To See This Incredible Lineup

Kygo Makes EDM History, Will Take Over Avicii's Most Famous Party After Retirement [Video]

It’s hard to forget Kygo‘s big break in 2014 when he took over for Avicii at TomorrowWorld. Kygo was just starting to gain momentum and this massive news essentially catapulted his career into hyperdrive.

Now, two years later, Kygo is following in Avicii’s footsteps again as he announces his new residency at Ushuaia Ibiza. Even just last year, Kygo was actually opening for Avicii, and now he’ll be the first-ever Tropical House resident of the party island.

Even better, he’s going to be joined by a massive all-star lineup of producers like himself: Thomas Jack, Felix Jaehn, Bakermat, Michael Calfan, Sam Feldt, Klingande, and more.

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/1YQGfHJ

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Michael Calfan
Sam Feldt

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Bakermat
Klingande
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Iggy Azalea Thinks Becky Is a Stereotype Against White Women


Iggy Azalea Thinks Becky Is a Stereotype Against White Women
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Iggy Azalea is coming under fire yet again. This time, it’s due to some statements she made on Twitter over the past two days. The Australian rapper told a Twitter user to never call her “Becky” because it is a stereotype against white women.

“It was used as a play on brain and Brian,” Azalea replied to another Twitter user. “You would not be down if I started calling all black men Deshawns.”

The “Fancy” rapper compared the use of Becky to other names which are meant to stereotype and offend.

“Generalizing any race by calling them one [stereotypical] name for said race. I personally don’t think is very cool, the end,” Azalea wrote. “I don’t care. Don’t call all Asian women ‘Ming Lee.’ Don’t call white women ‘Becky.’ Don’t call black women ‘Sha Nay Nay.”

Iggy Azalea got frustrated as Twitter users pushed back at her statements. She claimed to be called Becky many times throughout her life.

“Girl bye,” Azalea fired back at one user. “Do you know how many time [people] have called me Becky? It didn’t have any kind of positive intention behind it. Don’t start..”

Iggy Azalea said that none of her statements were directed atBeyoncé. The rapper professed her love for the singer’s new album Lemonade.

“And by the way, this is not Bey shade,” Azalea clarified. “I love her and th e album. But my name is Iggy, and you will all call me that.”

While most of the back and forth occurred yesterday (April 25), Iggy Azalea did continue to argue her point today (April 26). She contended that Becky stood for white women who love oral sex.

@iggys_bitch dont ever call me a becky.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016

@phagmob @iggys_bitch it was used as a play on brain and brian. you would not be down if i started calling all black men "deshawns"

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016

@phagmob generalizing ANY race by calling them one sterotypical name for said race. i personally dont think is very cool, the end.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016

@phagmob girl BYE. do you know how many time ppl have called me BECKY? it didnt have any kind of positive intention behind it. dont start.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016

@SamMaffiaOnline I dont care. Dont call all asian women "ming lee" dont call white women "becky" dont call black women "sha nay nay"

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016

@phagmob @iggys_bitch and by the way, this is not bey shade. i love her and the album. but my name is iggy, and you will all call me that.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016

@rNicaRo the whole becky thing "give me that becky" comes from white womens supposed love for blow jobs. so excuse me but, i dont want

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 26, 2016

@rNicaRo to be called a generalized name that gained populairty as a way to describe oral sex and then generally white women. no thanks.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 26, 2016

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Birdman Ultimatums Become a Hilarious Twitter Trending Topic

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Birdman‘s interview on The Breakfast Club Friday morning (April 22) has become the talk of the Internet. For one, it was probably the shortest sit-down in radio history. And two, the Cash Money founder was royally livid, cussing out Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy in a brief but direct tirade. One of the most hilarious parts of the interview was some of the eloquently delivered quips, including the awkward ultimatum the rapper gave the trio before making a line for the door with his cronies. “Y’all finished or y’all done?” Wait, what?

With the Internet having no chill at all, social media users have latched onto the now infamous phrase and have started having a field day with the line on Twitter. Using the hashtag #BirdmanUltimatums, people have been coming up with their own redundant final terms.

There are more than 55,000 tweets with the hashtag going in on Birdman and dozens of memes poking fun at his words and demeanor during the tense exchange at the radio station.

However, there’s at least one other person isn’t laughing at the situation. Stunna protege Young Thug recently took to social media to threaten Charlamagne for his part in making a spectacle of his beloved Birdman. “Charlamagne, [I’ll] make niggas torture you, boy,” Thugger said in an Instagram video. “Gonna beat the fuck outta you. We’re gonna beat that fuck nigga up.”

Let’s keep this cute fellas.

For now, check out the hilarious tweets from people poking fun at Birdman’s final question above.

Album Stream: Beyoncé – Lemonade

Album Stream: Beyoncé – Lemonade

After premiering her new visual album on HBO, Beyoncé has officially released Lemonade via TIDAL. The album consists of 12 songs, with contributions from Jack White, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and James Blake.

Stream Lemonade in its entirety below.

Missouri State Senator Reads 50 Cent’s Book During Filibuster


Missouri State Senator Reads 50 Cent's Book During Filibuster
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Similar to hip-hop, just because a politician is talking doesn’t mean they’re saying anything. When an official opposes a bill, it isn’t uncommon for them to speak at length, being purposely long-winded to prevent said bill from passing in what is known as a filibuster. It is the political equivalent of an MC refusing to pass the mic in a cypher, and a Missouri State Senator recently got creative with her techniques, taking a page from the world of hip-hop in the process.

As CBS St. Louis is reporting, State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a democrat from St. Louis, read from 50 Cent’s book The 50th Law for almost an hour on Monday (April 25), in opposition to a tax bill that would allow unincorporated areas of St. Louis County to vote on a sales tax to fund law enforcement. According to Chappelle-Nadal, the county’s government should not see additional funding until it addresses a variety of issues, among them, the way law enforcement responds to protests in Ferguson. She resulted to using the filibuster after the chamber rejected her proposal to remove the law enforcement sals tax from the bill.

The 50th Law was published in 2009 and features advice and anecdotes from 50 as well as author Robert Greene. Around the time of publication, Greene spoke to XXL about the book saying, “I remember we would talk about how he had learned to adapt to the business world. A lot of the book, at first, and even as it came out, was about him as a hustler on the streets and how that translated into working in corporate America… He said that he was always learning on the job.”

Read the full story at CBS’s St. Louis affiliate.

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Rita Ora Denies Affair With Jay Z


Rita Ora Denies Affair With Jay Z
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Beyonce‘s Lemonade album and HBO special has sparked a CSI-like investigation as to who “Becky with the good hair” is and the #BeyHive made Rita Ora a suspect.

Just days before the premiere of Lemonade (April 24), Ora was on Snapchat wearing lingerie adorned with lemons. Yesterday (April 25), Ora took to Instagram to post the movie poster from Ash Wednesday, a film starring Elizabeth Taylor as an aging housewife who cheats on her husband. If those weren’t enough coincidences, the singer was also spotted wearing a dress that was very similar to one worn in Beyonce’s “Formation” video.

With the #BeyHive on high alert, Rita’s Instagram comments and mentions became flooded with mean-spirited messages and lemon emojis. It was enough to make her want to clear the air on social media.

“I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumors are false,” she tweeted earlier this afternoon (April 26). “I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”

To make matters even more interesting, Ora has been entrenched in a lawsuit with Hov’s Roc Nation since 2015. In December of last year, the U.K. native sued the label in an effort to get out of her contract. She cited California’s “Seven Year Rule” which states that a person can not be subject to a contract to perform personal services beyond seven years from the beginning of the deal. The complaint stated that Rita has felt “orphaned” from Roc Nation and that she has been “self-funding her promotional television appearances, recording costs and video projects.”

In February, Roc Nation sued Ora. The label said that back in 2008, the label invested millions of dollars into the then-unknown artist and expected to get five albums out of her deal. But Ora has only released one, 2012’s Ora. Roc Nation claims they have spent over $2.3 million in marketing Ora’s second album, money they are trying to recoup through the lawsuit.

I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false.

— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 26, 2016

I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.

— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 26, 2016

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Rita Ora Denies Affair With Jay Z
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TBT with someone who always smiles but makes everyone else smile too! #boooooooom love this photo.

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Drake’s “One Dance” Is No. 1 Song on the Canadian Charts


Drake’s “One Dance” Is No. 1 Song on the Canadian Charts
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Drake is finally atop the charts in his home country. The Toronto rapper’s new single “One Dance” will be No. 1 on the Canadian Hot 100 next week according to Billboard.

It is somewhat shocking that it has taken this long to earn the top spot in Canada, but Drake is no stranger to finding the No. 1 spot to be elusive. While he’s nabbed such honors twice through his guest appearances on Rihanna singles, the OVO boss still has not earned a No. 1 on the traditional Billboard Hot 100 with his own song.

As much as Drake likely appreciates his status atop the charts, he’s got bigger things to take care of this week. Drake’s main focus is on the release of his highly anticipated Views From the 6, which is scheduled to drop this Friday. The album will be an Apple Music exclusive before receiving a wider release on May 6. Drake is also set to hit the road this summer for the Summer Sixteen tour with Future. Check out the full list of tour dates below.

July 20 Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center
July 21 Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
July 23 Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center
July 24 St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center
July 26 Chicago, Ill. – United Center
July 27 Chicago, Ill. – United Center
July 31 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Aug. 1 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Aug. 4 New York, N.Y. – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 5 New York, N.Y. – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 10 Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Aug. 12 Buffalo, N.Y. – First Niagara Center
Aug. 13 Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena
Aug. 14 Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 16 Detroit, Mich. – Joe Louis Arena
Aug. 17 Pittsburgh, Pa. – CONSOL Energy Center
Aug. 19 Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Aug. 21 Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 23 Greensboro, N.C. – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Aug. 25 Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena
Aug. 27 Tampa, Fla. – Amalie Arena
Aug. 30 Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
Sep. 2 New Orleans, La. – Smoothie King Center
Sep. 3 Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
Sep. 4 Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
Sep. 6 Phoenix, Ariz. – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sep. 7 Los Angeles, Calif. – Staples Center
Sep. 9 Los Angeles, Calif. – Staples Center
Sep. 11 Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena
Sep. 13 Oakland, Calif. – Oracle Arena
Sep. 16 Tacoma, Wash. – Tacoma Dome
Sep. 17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

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Watch a Clip From the Upcoming Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’


A CLIP FROM THE TUPAC MOVIE !!! EXCLUSIVE

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Production for the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me has been ongoing since mid-December, with casting news trickling in throughout the following month. Due in large part to the success of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, there is a heightened awareness and demand for hip-hop stories in film, with the first look at the movie coming by way of a behind-the-scenes Instagram video post.

The above clip, which starts out on a monitor and then pans to show those viewing it, shows a scene of Pac that references an interview he did outside a courthouse in 1994. In it, Demetrius Shipp Jr., who plays Pac in the film, can be heard saying, “I didn’t do nothing. I’m charged with being in concert with some guys. But where they at? Why me? Cause I’m 2Pac? No I’m not angry at them, I’m angry at the system. I don’t want nobody else to go to jail.” You can see the original interview ‘Pac gave below.

Shakur’s media presence and ability to deliver quotes effortlessly remains unparalleled and seeing Shipp Jr. reenact the icon is a testament to the rapper’s magnetism when the camera’s were rolling. In an interview with XXL from March, the actor said of the part, “Why I took on this role is to give people a side of him that they never had. To really get a great understanding of him and his life, and why things ended up the way they did. We don’t really know the inside, the ins and outs. You can just paint your own picture and have your own perception of why he would act like that. Some people would think that he was just crazy and that wasn’t the case.”

Check out the clip from the movie set up top and compare it with the actual footage of Pac included just below.

J. Cole Gets Blessed With Crazy Prince Tribute Jersey


J.Cole (@realcoleworld) wearing the Ain't Shit Funny "Paisley Park" Jersey. Limited Restock Coming Soon #AintShitFunny

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J. Cole paid tribute to Prince in a very special way this past weekend. During his performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Sunday (April 24), the Dreamville Records founder wore a custom Minnesota Vikings jersey that featured Prince’s symbol on front and the iconic singer’s name on the back.

The jersey belongs to New Orleans rapper and producer Chase N. Cashe, who lent the gear to J. Cole for the performance. After Cole was finished rocking the stage for the Jazz Fest audience, he signed the jersey for Chase N. Cashe.

In light of Prince’s passing and J. Cole giving the jersey a public showing, there is likely to be a whole lot of demand for this tribute jersey. It looks like fans may get a chance to get their hands on it too. The $100 item is currently sold out on the Ain’t Shit Funny website, but Joshton Peas says there will be a limited restock of “Paisley Park” jersey very soon.

As for J. Cole’s festival exploits, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was just the first of many events the North Carolina native is scheduled to perform at throughout the summer. Back in January, J. Cole was announced as one of the headliners for the 2016 Bonnaroo Festival. J. Cole will head over to the United Kingdom in July as part of the stacked hip-hop lineup performing at the Wireless Festival in London. He will follow that up with a set at the Lollapalooza Festival later that month.

J.Cole (@realcoleworld) wearing the Ain't Shit Funny "Paisley Park" Jersey. Limited Restock Coming Soon #AintShitFunny

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Create moments. Play your part. Support your people.

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Had to let my nigga rock the Prince jersey to show love to the big homie. RIP Prince. #jazzfest2016

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Love Is Like The Sky, You Know It Never Stops. #RIPPrince #AintShitFunny

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Two Coachella security guards stabbed in Sunday morning brawl – Dancing Astronaut

On Sunday, April 24, Coachella security guards broke out into a fight as the grounds prepared to open. The initial investigation has revealed that the conflict took place around 10:25am between members of two separate groups who were both employed by the same festival security company.

One of the parties involved was wielding a pocket knife, resulting in two guards getting stabbed. While one of the victims was released from the hospital shortly after the event, sustaining primarily head and face injuries, the other was stabbed in the abdomen and is currently stable but under observation.

Sgt. Dan Marshall of the Indio Police Department later made a statement that the fight took place “completely back-of-house,” meaning that at no point during the altercation were Coachella fans put at risk.

Via: LA Weekly

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The DA Hot 25: April 27, 2016

The DA Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you with the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

This week’s selections include groundbreaking new music from RL Grime, Flume, and Kygo; fresh, tasteful cuts from Nina Las Vegas, Bakermat, and Mura Masa; and innovative remixes from Gryffin, W&W, and Unlike Pluto. Additionally, the greatest ears in dance music will make bold picks within The DA Hot 25, each week highlighting two featured tracks:

The Heat of the Week:​ Flume – Say It (ft. Tove Lo)

Flume’s sophomore studio album, Skin, is undeniably one of the most anticipated electronic albums of the year, and last week, he unleashed his power collaboration “Say It” with Swedish siren, Tove Lo. The combination of Flume’s thunderous, future bass instrumentation and Tove Lo’s serenading vocals can only excite fans even more for the arrival of Skin.

The Breakout Select:​ Lost Kings – You (feat. Katelyn Tarver) [Unlike Pluto Remix Edit]

Unlike Pluto’s remix of Lost Kings’ “You” is a straight-forward tropical house offering with a piano progression foundation. The remixer crafts a catchy lead section to complement the gentle, vocal-laden breakdown. It’s an easy-going assemblage altogether, and one that is destined to attract attention in the crossover dance space.

Tune in each Wednesday, exclusively on Apple Music, where The DA Hot 25 debuts weekly on our curator page.

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The DA Hot 25: April 27, 2016