Following Spotify/Samsung Deal, YouTube Offers four Months of Premium for New Galaxy Users

Like Spotify, YouTube Music has additionally managed to companion with Samsung, seemingly on the final minute.

Last Friday, Spotify confirmed a significant growth beneath its strategic alliance with Samsung.

The streaming music big’s app in thousands and thousands of the maker’s new units.  Spotify would function the default music app for a rising record of Galaxy smartphones and tablets, good TVs, the Galaxy Watch, and numerous Galaxy Home units.

The intention of the partnership, first unveiled final summer season, stays to create a built-in ‘seamless’ streaming music expertise for Samsung customers.  Bixby, the maker’s reply to Alexa and Google Home, now makes use of Spotify as the popular choice to seek out and play music.

In addition, clients within the US who buy choose Samsung Galaxy units will qualify for six months of Premium.

But, now, a rival has managed to bundle its floundering streaming music app, too.

Can Samsung save YouTube Music?

YouTube Music marks Google’s third try to interrupt into the streaming music market.

And, frankly, the service hasn’t performed so properly.

Failing to reply why billions of free customers ought to now pay for his or her favourite works, YouTube Premium as the highest 10 video streaming companies within the US.

That was final November.  Things haven’t modified since then.

In an effort to show issues round, the favored video platform has bundled its Premium service alongside Spotify.  Users in choose international locations who purchase one among three units – Galaxy S10 telephone, Galaxy Fold, and Galaxy Tab S5e – will obtain 4 months of ad-free, uninterrupted music.

Keep in thoughts this reminds two months in need of what Spotify has supplied customers who purchase the identical units.

The widespread video platform unveiled the partnership in a blog post final Friday.  Strangely sufficient, YouTube explains all different Samsung Galaxy customers ‘have’ solely between February 20th to the 29th to attempt two months of Premium totally free, dates which have already expired.

The provide applies solely till March 30th, 2019 for brand spanking new customers.  Consumers within the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom can qualify for 4 months of YouTube Premium.  They should even be new subscribers who haven’t used a Premium service on Google previously.  This consists of Play Music, Music Premium, Premium, and Red.



Flatbush Zombies Continue Upcoming Album Teases

Today was an excellent day to proceed teasing the brand new Flatbush Zombies album. At midday, Beast Coast dropped a new single called “Left Hand,” which options the trio Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott. Almost one yr in the past, the Flatbush group launched their newest album Vacation In Hell, which was a visit. It seems as if Meechy, Zombie and Erick have been working laborious for the final yr as a result of, initially 2019, they started to tease some imminent music. With the brand new BC single out, the Zombies figured it was the right alternative to get everybody overestimated once more for the brand new album.

It’s all the time thrilling when the Brooklyn trio drops new music. They are three probably the most unique, expert people in hip-hop so information is all the time welcome relating to their upcoming plans. Meechy Darko took to Twitter shortly after the brand new observe dropped to let all people know that FBZ had been nonetheless prepping the forthcoming challenge. “ZOMBiE ALBUM ON THE WAY,” he wrote in a duplicate and paste type tweet from again in January. On high that, he additionally instructed followers that new albums from The Underachievers and Pro Era can be on the best way. Meechy additionally addressed rumors that the Beast Coast challenge can be out right now, asking a fan to ship him a hyperlink to it.

It appears like we’re in for one hell a yr. Which are you most trying ahead to?

Yelawolf Disses Post Malone, G-Eazy on ‘Bloody Sunday’ Freestyle

Yelawolf is out for blood.

On his “Bloody Sunday” freestyle, the Alabama rapper returns with some venomous bars geared toward his fellow white rappers together with G-Eazy, Post Malone, and Machine Gun Kelly.

“Is this the man that mentioned he was the most well liked white boy for the reason that one with dyed blonde hair?” raps Yela in reference to Eminem. “Hold up, G… straightforward, I can’t let this Tom Cruise lookin’ motherfucker simply paddle by / Don’t know if I’m watching Vanilla Ice or Vanilla Sky / Marshall Mathers might have ignored you / But if you need the smoke, carry the foil / I’ll boil you until the kettle’s dry.”

The Shady Records signee additionally calls out Post Malone for being an “appropriation thief.” “Who else? I’d diss Post Malone however he don’t even rap / Fuck it, fuck Post Malone, simply because, let’s see if he solutions again,” raps Catfish Billy. “All that change, tits, and funk chill invoice, and the cowboy boots and hats / Damn Posty, can’t we be mates? Our garments already match / Poser, biter, appropriation thief, give a fuck what number of information you bought / Every fan you made is a leaf off of my tree.”

That’s not all. Yela additionally has some phrases for his longtime rival Machine Gun Kelly, however he plans to save lots of them for his upcoming Trunk Muzik III venture. “Trunk Muzik III bruh, you gon’ understand how I really feel about MGK,” he raps.

Listen to Yelawolf’s “Bloody Sunday” diss under.

#DXCLUSIVE: Knowledge The Pirate Drops "Science Born" Video

Knowledge The Pirate shall be dropping his sophomore album Black Cesar on Tuesday (March 12). Ahead of its launch, Roc Marciano’s right-hand man has linked up with HipHopDX to debut his video for the LP’s single “Science Born.”

The observe is produced by E.L.E.M.N.T, who dealt with the challenge’s beats with Knowledge and Roc Marci.

Fans should purchase digital copies of Knowledge’s new album on CD, vinyl and cassette variations of the LP shall be introduced quickly.

Watch Knowledge’s “Science Born” video above.

2 Chainz, Solange & Lil Skies Debut In Top 10 of Billboard 200

This week, the Billboard 200 is residence to new names as 2 Chainz, Solange, and Lil Skies all bow with their respective initiatives on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The highest the three is the artist previously generally known as Tity Boi, whose Rap Or Go To The League challenge bows at No. four after pushing 65,000 equal album items with 13,000  these going to pure album gross sales. It marks the rapper’s fifth op 10 album.

He is preceded in rank by Lady Gaga and Bradley Coope’s A Star Is Born soundtrack at No. three with 74,000 and Ariana Grande‘s Thank U, Next at No. 2 with 86,000 after spending its first two weeks at No. 1 on the chart. The high slot goes to Hozier, whose Wasteland, Baby! turns into the primary rock style album to high the chart in additional than three months since Mumford & Sons’ Delta debuted at No. 1 in December.

Following 2 Chainz is Lil Skies at No. 5 along with his Shelby challenge clocking in with 54,000 items whereas 6,000 these going to pure album gross sales. It marks the rapper’s second high 10 effort with Life Of A Dark Rose peaking at No. 10 in January 2018. Meanwhile, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack slips to No. 6 with 44, 000 items.

Solange’s When I Get Home challenge makes its debut at No. 7 with 43,000 album items, making it her third high 10 effort. 2017’s A Seat At The Table was her second high 10 and her first No. 1 album. Closing issues out within the high 10 is Gunna‘s Drip or Drown 2, which slips from No. three to No. eight with 42,000 items whereas Offset‘s Father Of four goes from No. four to No. 9 with 39,000. Still hanging on is A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s Hoodie SZN at No. 10 with 35,000 items. 

Kevin Gates Cuts Concert Short After Gunfire Causes Hysteria

Rap live shows have a nasty fame with critics the style who declare that they’ve rowdy crowds at venues. The mischief that takes place on the huge rock, steel, or nation live shows is ignored however when bother happens at a rapper’s live performance it’s utilized by critics to insult the style. This weekend, the critics got extra ammunition for his or her arguments.

Saturday evening (March 9) was a busy one for Kevin Gates. The “Change Lanes” rapper was in Corpus Christi, Texas, giving the gang an immaculate efficiency when gunshots ended the evening early for followers. According to TMZGates was performing on the Concrete Street Amphitheatre and was near the conclusion his live performance round 11:30 PM native time when gunshots rang out. The crowd started to flee in terror and Gate’s safety got here and pulled him f the stage after he tried to maintain performing. He wouldn’t return to complete the present.

Police had been already on the live performance when the photographs had been fired. They investigated the state of affairs and found that the gunshots got here from a neighboring improvement adjoining to the theater. No one was injured throughout the incident. 

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Being Exiled From Hollywood

Hollywood, CA – Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts Thursday (March 7) after he allegedly staged a hate-fueled assault — on himself. According to TMZ, a supply mentioned the Empire actor was fielding affords virtually weekly and now, the telephone has stopped ringing.

Smollett, who claimed he was assaulted by two racist and homophobic attackers in January, was reportedly being supplied numerous alternatives following the alleged assault. Sources say he was getting affords for motion pictures, tv exhibits, commercials, interviews and appearances.

But as soon as he was arrested and charged with a felony for submitting a false police report, every part dried up.

To add insult to harm, lots of his Empire co-stars withdrew their help. The Empire creators additionally eliminated Smollett’s character from the ultimate two episodes of the season with the intention to preserve peace on the set.

Smollett is anticipated to be arraigned on March 14. His lawyer is looking the indictment “overkill.”

“We knew that there isn’t a approach they’d expose their proof to a public airing and topic their witnesses to cross-examination,” Mark Geragos instructed USA Today. “What is surprising nevertheless, is the prosecutorial overkill in charging 16 separate counts in opposition to Jussie.

“This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing greater than a determined try and make headlines with the intention to distract from the interior investigation launched to analyze the outrageous leaking of false info by the Chicago Police Department and the shameless and unlawful invasion of Jussie’s privateness in tampering together with his medical data.

Smollett adamantly maintains his innocence.

Will Smith Shares Ridiculous Instagram Fragrance Memes

After a hilarious (fake) perfume advert with Samuel L. Jackson despatched Instagram on a continuous laughing spree this week, Will Smith joined in on the enjoyable – asking for anyone to create one for him too.

The legendary thespian obtained not one – however seven hilariously-titled perfume memes, starting from his days as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to present-day film star.

Which Eau de Parfum did you chortle on the most? Check them out in Smith’s Instagram slideshow above.

Bryson Tiller & J. Cole Sued For Allegedly Stealing Beat From Producer

Gary Frisby, also called G-Money, is suing Bryson Tiller and J. Cole in addition to Sony Music, Roc Nation and RCA Records for allegedly stealing a beat he produced. The Blast experiences that authorized paperwork had been filed at present (Friday, March eighth) that claims that Gary’s 2013 monitor “Shawty So Cold” was ripped f for Coles’ “Déjà Vu” and Bryson’s “Exchange.”

Gary’s swimsuit claims that his music and their songs have “the identical kick sample, snare sample, FX swell and vocal strike. The substantial similarities between the three songs are no coincidence.” Bryson launched his Trapsoul monitor in 2016 and Cole’s was launched the next yr in 2017. 

G-Money is suing for “$150,000 per infringement, plus an injunction towards them from persevering with to prit f his work,” the publication notes. 


In different Bryson information, he beforehand delayed the discharge his upcoming album Serenity till he is “happy with it.”

“I perceive that folks as of late like to have new music each four months however that is simply not how I work,” he added. “Fans out right here giving me ultimatums and shit and I am identical to rattling I believed this shit was ceaselessly. tryna get it proper for ya’ll however most significantly myself”

Nike Air Max 90 “Mars Landing” Set To Launch Next Weekend

The sequel to 2014’s Nike Air Max 90 “Moon Landing,” a singular sneaker geared up with crater-like detailing, is ready to reach subsequent Saturday, March 16.

Dubbed the “Mars Landing,” this upcoming Air Max 90 encompasses a combination “Mars Stone” and “Magma Orange” as a nod to the Red Planet.

Nike Air Max 90 “Mars Landing” Set To Launch Next Weekend

In addition to the crimson/orange higher, the kicks are additionally geared up with a gaseous graphic print all through, which fade right into a black, silver-speckled midsole. Silver Nike Air branding on the tongue and heel, specifically designed insoles and a smoky outsole full the look.

The Nike Air Max 90 “Mars Landing” may also be accessible in pre-school and toddler sizes when it ficially arrives subsequent Saturday, March 16.

Check out some further pictures beneath.

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Nike Air Max 90 “Mars Landing” Set To Launch Next Weekend


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Nike Air Max 90 “Mars Landing” Set To Launch Next Weekend

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Nike Air Max 90 “Mars Landing” Set To Launch Next Weekend

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Steve Kerr Calls Andrew Bogut An "Insurance Policy" For The Warriors

With the playfs on the horizon, the Golden State Warriors wish to beef up the squad with a purpose to make one other straightforward run to the NBA Finals. Just yesterday, the group introduced that they signed Andrew Bogut to a brief time period contract that may final till the top the season. Bogut has been taking part in in Australia for the Sydney Kings and shall be going again there as quickly as his contract ends. For Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, signing Bogut was a should as they felt he was one one of the best gamers on the free agent market.

“We checked out this as an insurance coverage coverage within the front-court,” Kerr instructed The Athletic. “A man who clearly is aware of our system, is aware of our gamers. He’s nice for our fense – his dribble hand-fs, passing means, lob menace – and defensively he is been one one of the best within the recreation for a very long time.”

The Warriors have struggled defensively as late so Kerr is hoping Bogut can come into the lineup and supply the group with a bit a spark.

“He’s wholesome, he is recent,” Kerr stated. “We need to stay up for the playfs for various matchups, and we felt susceptible notably in case harm and in opposition to sure matchups.”

As proper now, the Warriors are first within the Western Conference with a report 44-20.

Spotify Expands Strategic Partnership With Samsung, Bundling the App on Millions of New Mobile Devices

Spotify has expanded its partnership with Samsung, even bundling 6 months of Premium on choose Galaxy gadgets.

Last summer season, Samsung a long-term partnership with Spotify.

The new deal would permit the streaming music big to work because the ‘go-to’ music service supplier on all Samsung gadgets.  This would permit Spotify to lastly compete with iOS’ built-in Apple Music performance.

Samsung has an enormous portfolio.  This contains Galaxy smartphones and tablets, good TVs, the Galaxy Watch, and numerous Galaxy Home gadgets.

The goal of the partnership stays to create a built-in ‘seamless’ streaming music expertise for Samsung customers.  The firm’s Bixby voice assistant will use Spotify as the popular possibility to search out and play music.

Now, each firms have expanded on their long-term partnership.

Catching as much as Apple Music.

At across the similar time as Samsung’s announcement, Apple unveiled its personal long-term partnership.

US telecommunications conglomerate Verizon a 6-month subscription to Apple Music to pick prospects.  The new promotion utilized solely to customers on the corporate’s excessive priced Unlimited plans – Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited.

Verizon its partnership with Apple Music.  rs on two plans – Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited – now have full entry to Apple Music.  Go Unlimited customers nonetheless solely have entry to 6 months of Apple Music.

Now, seemingly taking part in catch-up, Spotify has confirmed the next step in its strategic partnership with Samsung.

Starting right this moment, the streaming music app will come pre-installed on thousands and thousands of recent Samsung cellular gadgets worldwide.  In addition, prospects within the US who buy choose Samsung Galaxy gadgets might qualify for as much as six months of Premium.

Speaking concerning the announcement, Sten Garmark, Vice President of Consumer Products at Spotify, mentioned,

This partnership makes it simple for Samsung cellular customers to entry their favourite music and podcasts on Spotify, wherever they’re and nevertheless they select to pay attention.”

Patricio Paucar, Vice President of Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, added,

Our aim is to ship the absolute best cellular expertise to our shoppers, and Spotify is the best music associate to assist us make that imaginative and prescient a actuality.



Kanye West, Kid Cudi & Ty Dolla Sign Reportedly Sued For "Kids See Ghost" Cut

Los Angeles, CA – Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Ty Dolla $ign are in scorching water for allegedly utilizing a person’s voice with out permission for the monitor “Freeee Ghost Town Pt. 2.” According to TMZ, Ronald Bobb-Semple says the primary voice on the Kids See Ghosts reduce is his.

In the go well with, Bobb-Semple notes Kanye, Cudi and Ty$ have acquired “substantial income” and accolades from the 2018 album, however he hasn’t been compensated for his mental property.

Consequently, he’s additionally coming after Def Jam and Universal Music as a result of he claims they “exploited the precise voice, phrases and efficiency” of his 2002 recording, “The Spirit of Marcus Garvey.”

Bobb-Semple defined his contribution to “Freee Ghost Town Pt. 2” is a tribute to Garvey, the Jamaican-born chief of the most important organized mass motion in black historical past. He stated he’s been performing the 45-minute presentation worldwide for many years.

He’s suing for a “honest reduce” of the income.

Thurz Returns With "777-9311" Single Featuring Iman Omari & Wali Ali Jr.

Inglewood, CA – Inglewood native Thurz has launched a brand new single titled “777-9311” produced by Iman Omari. Wali Ali Jr. contributes talkbox on the monitor and Omari additionally provides some vocals. The tune is an homage to Morris Day and The Time’s Prince-produced monitor of the identical identify.

Thurz has returned to music after taking a break to refine his sound and unravel which path he needs to go creatively.

Amid his reemergence, Thurz launched his “Party In My Living Room” occasion sequence as a stay present and gear for music curation. He additionally caught the eye of Dr. Dre and joined the Aftermath household as a songwriter, contributing to tasks corresponding to Anderson .Paak’s Oxnard album.

Listen to Thurz’s “777-9311” above.

R. Kelly Reveals How Much Money Is In His Bank Account

Yesterday, R. Kelly was arrested again for having $161K in unpaid child support payments to his ex-wife Andrea Kelly. His interview with Gayle King aired in the morning after they spoke for over an hour in regards to the accusations made in opposition to him. He additionally touched on the kid assist points, explaining why he could not pay Andrea. According to Page Six, the singer even revealed the precise quantity in his checking account.

R. Kelly was as soon as estimated to be value $150 million. With all that has occurred not too long ago, his monetary standing has dropped significantly as he’s now reportedly value below $1 million. As he sits behind bars, it’s being reported that in his interview with Gayle King, Kelly defined why he wasn’t capable of pay his bail not too long ago. 

R. Kelly Reveals How Much Money Is In His Bank Account
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“So many individuals have been stealing my cash,” mentioned the artist. “People was related to my account. I went on my own for the primary time to a Bank America. Didn’t know what I used to be doing, didn’t know what was happening … three weeks in the past to a month.”

He went on to inform King that on his first journey to the financial institution, he inquired about how a lot cash was in his account. A teller reportedly knowledgeable him that he solely has $350Okay earlier than he requested her to switch the funds to a brand new account. 

“How can I pay youngster assist?” requested R. Kelly in the course of the interview. “How? If my ex-wife is destroying my title and I can’t work. How can I work? How can I receives a commission? How can I take care my children? How?”

R. Kelly Reveals How Much Money Is In His Bank Account
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