Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt & More Confirmed For Woodstock 50

The winter is coming to an in depth (thank God) and pageant season is approaching. Over the previous few months, main festivals have been unveiling their line-ups and getting individuals excited for the summer time. One probably the most thrilling pageant this yr is Woodstock which will probably be returning for its 50th anniversary. There have been rumors about who will probably be performing however at the moment, they unveil your complete line-up.

Woodstock 50 is mixing a bit every little thing for music lovers throughout the board. Jay-Z has been confirmed as a headliner on the ultimate day the pageant. Chance The Rapper can even be performing the day earlier than HOV in addition to Chance’s brother Taylor Bennett. The line-up features a heavy quantity hip-hop artists as effectively. Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples will each be taking the stage. Additionally, Woodstock 50 will embrace performances from Common, Run The Jewels, Akon, Princess Nokia, SiR, Halsey, Janelle Monae and extra.

“It’ll be an eclectic invoice,” pageant organizer Michael Land advised Rolling Stone earlier this yr.  “It’ll be hip-hop and rock and a few pop and a few the legacy bands from the unique pageant … I need it to be multi-generational. Woodstock ’94 was a pleasant combine younger and outdated and that’s variety what we’re going for right here.”

The pageant will happen from August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York. Peep the complete line-up under.

Mac Miller & Madlib’s Collaboration Has "No Official Plans" For Release

Madlib’s latest preview of a Mac Miller collaboration and a DJBooth interview with producer Thelonious Martin have sparked questions on a undertaking titled MacLib. In response, Madlib’s web site Rappcats has posted an replace to offer some readability.

Eothen “Egon” Alapatt, Madlib’s longtime enterprise associate, confirmed the acclaimed producer and Miller recorded an EP — not a whole album as Martin instructed DJBooth. He additionally mentioned, “There are not any official plans to launch the EP.”

“What exists is what the 2 had initially supposed – an EP’s value of music that was purported to be the beginning of one thing,” Egon wrote. “The finish level wasn’t deliberate out and even mentioned. The concept was to create for creation’s sake.”

According to Egon, Miller acquired a batch of Madlib beats and started to create songs in 2015. In 2016, the 2 determined to make an EP. Their collaborations continued all through 2017.

The MacLib title was additionally revealed to easily be a placeholder.

“And that title, MacLib? Like Jaylib, it was simply within the metadata of one of many information he despatched over,” Egon wrote. “‘MacLib – Number four’ it learn. The tune nonetheless doesn’t have an official title.”

For now, it seems the late rapper’s demise has halted any doable launch of his work with Madlib.

Miller handed away on September eight, 2018. Madlib is ready to launch one other collaborative album with Freddie Gibbs later this 12 months.

Drake’s Infamous "Half A Xan" Line From "Sicko Mode" Traces Back To 2015

We’re so used to our favourite rappers telling us they only took an exorbitant quantity prescription capsules that when Drake uttered that he took “half a Xan” on Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode,” it got here f one the weirdest flexes all time. It comes at a second the place the tune picks up in tempo, getting the listener extremely hyped earlier than a brand new component is added to the beat. In a narrative that Complex author Sama’an Ashrawi was saving for his future memoir, he explains his wild principle the place the lyric may very well come from, noting that it may presumably be traced way back to 2015.

Four years in the past right now, Drake posted one the oddest photos that he is ever uploaded to the web. The OVO head wore outsized sun shades in an airplane selfie however what was really attention-grabbing was the caption. “16 Hours…Flight attendants can inform I am f the shits. They’s a whisperin within the corridors,” wrote Drake. “Guy subsequent to me is pajammy’d down head to toe we have not even been on right here for 4minutes,” he added in a while.

According to Ashrawi, he simply needed to ask Drake about how that caption took place and after studying the origins, he theorizes that it could have really was “Sicko Mode.”

Ashrawi was with Hannibal Burress and Drake at a personal dinner for Bun B in Houston when he requested in regards to the Instagram submit, to which Drizzy admitted that he had popped a bit one thing to battle f some flight nervousness. “Before he knew it, he was on the airplane and felt compelled to take a selfie. The subsequent factor he remembers is waking up after the airplane had landed and his administration workforce being livid with him for posting such an insane caption,” writes Ashrawi.

The author realizes that Drake may have slept via a number of flights after taking a tablet to chill out however, for the sake his story, he is hoping that he found the true origins the well-known lyric. Read the full story here.

Bhad Bhabie Doesn’t Want A Big Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party

Bhad Bhabie, A.Okay.A. Danielle Bregoli, is popping the tender age 16 subsequent week and the younger rapper would not need to go huge for her birthday celebrations. The “Hi Bich” rapper was noticed by paparazzi at LAX yesterday and was requested what her plans are for her born day. According to her, she’ll in all probability have a celebration that her supervisor is engaged on however she would like simply chilling. 

“Honestly this 12 months I actually do not feel like doing something – I do know I in all probability ought to because it’s my candy sixteen however this 12 months actually I might sit at house,” she mentioned. “When it involves planning events and shit it is simply a lot, it is so tense after which shit by no means seems the way it’s presupposed to be.”

Danielle has had a fairly profitable 12 months for a 15-year-old since releasing a full venture, getting her personal SnapChat collection, an augmented actuality Billboard, a DMX accompanied music video and a make-up endorsement deal.

As for information surrounding her musical profession, Danielle has collaborations in the vault with Soulja Boy and beforehand expressed how she desires to collaborate with Cardi B

“I might like to work with Cardi B, I like right here. She’s simply such a uncooked, sincere particular person and she or he would not care what it’s important to say about her and she or he simply does what she does,” she said

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info

Nike has plans to launch to Los Angeles themed Cortez colorways on April 1, one which nods to the Los Angeles Dodgers and one other impressed by the L.A. Kings. 

Both the kicks are highlighted by “Los Angeles” script on the heel, in addition to a equally styled textual content on the insoles.

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info

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As one would anticipate, the Dodgers-themed Cortez encompasses a royal blue higher accompanied by a pink script detailing. Additionally, the kicks consist a white Nike branding, white laces, and a white midsole.

On the opposite hand, the Kings’ Cortez boasts a black higher with purple script detailing and a metallic silver Nike swoosh.

Priced at $100, each kicks are reportedly set to debut on April 1. Check out some further photos under.

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info

(Nike Cortez LA Kings: Via Nike)

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info

(Nike Cortez LA Kings: Via Nike)

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info


(Nike Cortez LA Kings: Via Nike)

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info

(Nike Cortez LA Dodgers: Via Nike)

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info

(Nike Cortez LA Dodgers: Via Nike)

Nike Cortez Revealed In Two Los Angeles Themed Colorways: Release Info


(Nike Cortez LA Dodgers: Via Nike)

Trick Daddy Defends Kodak Black After Hostile Lil Wayne Comments

Florida legend Trick Daddy has earned his place as an OG within the recreation, wanting again on a powerful profession. As an influential determine within the Florida hip-hop group, Trick has taken it upon himself to champion for Kodak Black, himself no stranger to controversy. In truth, Trick beforehand caught flak for defending Kodak’s integrity towards Ebro Darden again in December. At the time, Trick had accused Ebro making an attempt to be a “pretend Charlamagne,” turning towards the youth he was alleged to be guiding. 

Trick Daddy Defends Kodak Black After Hostile Lil Wayne Comments

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Now, Trick has as soon as once more stepped as much as bat for Kodak, this time over previous comments made about Lil Wayne. At the start March, Kodak was performing his Wayne collaboration “Codeine Dreaming,” when he proceeded to name Weezy a “maggot” who ought to have “died when he was a child.” The fallout prompted responses from Reignae Carter, who was swiftly focused by Kodak in retaliation. 

Last week, Trick Daddy linked up Urban Central, the place he proceeded to reward Kodak as one Florida’s most inspirational artists. When requested in regards to the feedback disrespecting Weezy, Trick stepped as much as defend the younger rapper with some parting phrases. “Kodak cannot by no means overstep his boundaries,” he says, a veritable mic drop second. Given the sudden nature his departure, it is unclear if the query irked Trick Daddy, or he merely grew drained the interview. In any case, it exhibits that Trick will proceed to experience for the Project Baby, no matter antics would possibly befall. 

Khloe Kardashian Receives Serious Backlash For "Love Thy Racist Neighbor" Post

First Khloe Kardashian will get cheated on again by somebody she known as a superb pal, then she will get criticized by folks for allegedly photoshopping her physique in a severe manner and now she’s getting slammed for a be aware she shared to Instagram that reads: “Love Thy Racist Neighbor.”

Khloe shared a picture to her Instagram story that begins f as some sentimental textual content about loving your neighbor. “Thy Homeless Neighbor, Thy Muslim Neighbor, Thy Black Neighbor, Thy Gay Neighbor, Thy White Neighbor, Thy Jewish Neighbor, Thy Christian Neighbor, Thy Atheist Neighbor,” it learn. But the final line that learn “Thy Racist neighbor,” is what sparked the outrage, with folks reminding Khloe that she has a biracial daughter.

Khloe Kardashian Receives Serious Backlash For "Love Thy Racist Neighbor" Post
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“Imagine having a black daughter and saying “love thy racist neighbour”, what (and I can’t stress this sufficient) the fuck,” one user tweeted, whereas another added: “Khloe Kardashian advised us to like our Homeless Neighbor, then rotated and advised us to like our Racist neighbor 😂😂😂 is that this bitch f the narcotic?”

Khloe has but to reply or defend herself relating to her message, however with the quantity backlash she’s acquired, she could also be pressured to simply make clear what she was going for. Check out extra reactions under.

J.R. Smith’s Soup Tirade Was "Hot As Hell," Says Damon Jones

To name J.R. Smith an fascinating character can be an understatement. The Cleveland Cavaliers participant is one these guys that makes for some nice meme materials. Whether he’s blowing it within the NBA Finals, taking his shirt f at baseball video games, or trying fully misplaced out on the court docket, there may be all the time one thing to speak about with regards to J.R. Back in March 2018, Smith was the topic a hilarious controversy during which he threw a full bowl soup at assistant coach Damon Jones. While neither get together has talked concerning the incident at size, Jones lastly acquired the chance to take action whereas showing on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby.

“For a very long time I refused to speak concerning the soup incident,” Jones defined. “It’s okay now as a result of I’ve moved on.”

Jones then fielded questions concerning the incident and fered some particular particulars on precisely what went down.

“It was the bowl PLUS the soup. It went in every single place. I used to be standing up … it hit me within the shoulder, the arm, the wall. It was a large number,” Jones mentioned. “It was the primary bowl out the pot so it was sizzling. Very sizzling … all I bear in mind is the soup was on my arm and it was sizzling as hell!”

Thankfully, each Jones and Smith have since made up because the incident and not have any unhealthy blood.

Kodak Black Catches Heat Over Lewd Young M.A. Comments

Kodak Black has by no means had a lot a filter, opting to say no matter he needs with out worry penalties. At occasions, his antics are amusing, such because the now-iconic second him staring dead-eyed, unblinking, and unmoving. Other occasions, they’re weird and confrontational, comparable to his latest determination to air out hip-hop OG Sticky Fingaz, blasting older followers within the course of. His latest try at “taking pictures his shot” at Young MA has teetered nearer to the latter class, particularly given MA’s personal discomfort with the scenario.

When the New York rapper appeared put f by Kodak’s digital advances, Kodak responded with befuddlement. “I am speaking about, the way you a lady and don’t desire your p***y penetrated?” The notion such a thought is solely past him. Either method, many Twitter customers discovered the entire thing to be disturbing on a spread ranges, and voiced their displeasure accordingly. Some have been fast to quote Kodak’s personal troubled authorized historical past, whereas others have been merely content material to fer up a refrain “let me drive da boat.”

It’s clear that Kodak Black, for all his consolation navigating Instagram Live along with his personal followers, has failed the grasp the political local weather on social media. It’s additionally probably that the backlash will solely intensify, ought to Kodak proceed to double down on his MA lust, regardless of her repeated dismissals. What do you consider this debacle?

Air Jordan 11 "Concord" Restock Announced For Today

The “Concord” Air Jordan 11 will probably be again up for grabs in the present day, March 19, Finish Line beginning at 10am ET.

The iconic sneaker returned to retailers again in December and there have been lots to go round, however that does not imply Finish Line’s inventory will final lengthy as soon as the hyperlink goes stay.

The remastered “Concord” 11s will include a bulkier “OG” patent leather-based minimize, much like different lately launched 11s just like the “Space Jam” and “Midnight Navy” colorways. Additionally, the 2018 Concord 11s will include a ’45’ on the heel versus the standard 23. 

The all-time traditional sneaker made its debut throughout the 1995-96 NBA season and has been retrod a number of instances since, most lately in 2011. A low prime model the “Concord” Air Jordan 11 additionally launched in 2014.

J.I.D. Praises Battle Rappers & Teases Goodie Mob Freestyles With Nardwuar

As J.I.D.’s “Catch Me If You Can” tour continues with a SXSW cease in Austin, Texas, the Dreamville rapper took a second to interrupt bread with The Human Serviette. As per common, Nardwuar ready his probe with a number of namedrops from J.I.D’s childhood, together with a shout-out to fellow Spillage Village alumni EarthGang. J.I.D’s inventive sensibilities are displayed upon receiving a Langston Hughes poetry vinyl, which he teases will type the idea his subsequent challenge. 

Eventually, Nardwuar practically reveals the identify J.I.D’s former faculty, which prompts the rapper to joke about pulling a Lil Uzi Vert. His sunny disposition returns upon receiving one other considerate reward, an unique Titanic pin from 1997. “You actually making my day,” says JID, “I do not even wanna go do no music in the present day, I wanna stroll round with my great things.”

J.I.D. Praises Battle Rappers & Teases Goodie Mob Freestyles With Nardwuar

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The shift ultimately returns to hip-hop, when J.I.D expresses his admiration for Goodie Mob. Like Santa himself, Nardwuar comes via with one more current: a pair Goodie Mob instrumental LPs. “They would admire me rapping over this,” J.I.D says, “they adopted me on Twitter the opposite day too.” When Nardwuar suggests he implement the instrumentals into his reside set, J.I.D’s eyes widen with pleasure. “Is problem?” He then comes via with an thrilling trace issues to come back, telling Nardwuar “you positively going to see these freestyles pop up, they usually gon’ be impressed by you.”

As the interview concludes, J.I.D receives a Smack DVD with Eminem on the quilt (“I really like Eminem”,) and explains that Battle Rap is the rationale he began rapping to start with. “Battle rappers are like, probably the most gifted degree rap there’s. The most artistic, visuals, gun bars. This is why I say some the issues I say, why I am ready for anyone to strive me. This is what I do.”

Respect to J.I.D for maintaining it humble and respectful, and respect to Nardwuar for facilitating the discharge some new J.I.D music. Check out the total interview beneath, and browse our personal unique interview with J.I.D right here. 

Dirk Nowitzki Passed Wilt Chamberlain For Sixth All-Time In Scoring

Just every week or so after LeBron James handed Michael Jordan for fourth on the all-time NBA scorers checklist, Dirk Nowitzki seemed to maneuver up the checklist as effectively. Nowitzki is in his 21st NBA season and on Monday night time, the Dallas Mavericks legend surpassed Wilt Chamberlain to develop into the sixth-highest scorer all time. Coming into the night time, Dirk solely wanted 4 factors to surpass Wilt and he did simply that after draining his first two photographs. Nowitzki completed the sport with eight factors, pushing his profession complete to 31,424. 

“The ‘Big Dipper,’ huh? It’s wonderful,” Nowitzki mentioned referring to Chamberlain, in keeping with ESPN. “It’s been a very long time coming this season, realizing earlier than the 12 months it was solely 200-something factors away]. Then there have been occasions once I thought I am not going to make it, the best way the season went with the harm. Coming f the harm was simply tremendous, tremendous sluggish. But the previous couple of weeks felt higher, and I have been enjoying higher, and the group was clearly searching for me and telling me to shoot.”

Nowitzki hasn’t made it clear whether or not or not he’s going to retire after the season, though he did say that when he seems again on his profession, his current accomplishment will certainly stand out.

“It’s surreal at occasions to be up there with some these names,” Nowitzki mentioned. “But I will actually let that every one soak in as soon as my profession is over after which present my youngsters.”

Megan Thee Stallion Knows She’s "Striking A Nerve" With Gritty, Freaky Lyrics

Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion is having fun with her rise to the highest, and the latest signee to 300 Entertainment is making a buzz in hip hop. The 24-year-old took the web by storm together with her “Big Ole Freak” single that impressed a twerking, booty shakin’, problem that is sweeping Instagram. Helping to proceed the dialog about her music, the rapper caught up with Rolling Stone for her first characteristic with the journal to speak in regards to the evolution her rap persona, one thing that started when she began writing rhymes at simply seven-years-old.

“I really feel like I’ve to placed on for my metropolis, as a result of we’ve got so many legends and so many greats,” Megan stated. “But I don’t really feel like we ever actually had a feminine rapper come from Houston or Texas and shut s**t down. So that’s the place I’m coming from with it.” Readers had been stunned to be taught that Megan continues to be enrolled in school at Texas Southern University and continues to attend class as a full-time pupil.

“I strive to not make me being a rapper an enormous deal,” she says. “Just like I’m lacking class typically as a result of I’ve to do a present, anyone else] missed a category as a result of they don’t wish to be there. They can’t deal with both one us no totally different. I simply attempt to get all my work accomplished and turned in as quickly as I can.”

Megan Thee Stallion has additionally been criticized for her sexually express lyrics, though she is not the primary feminine rapper to take action (what number of Lil Kim songs are you able to identify?). When requested about unfavourable responses to her rhymes, she famous the double normal. “You let the boys come up in right here and speak about how they gon’ run a prepare on all our mates and so they need some head and so they wish to shoot every thing up, and so they wish to do medication,” she says. “Well, we should always have the ability to go equally as arduous. I don’t wish to hear none that ‘That’s fensive!’ or ‘All she speak about is pussy.’ I do know I’m putting a nerve that’s pissing that one particular man f.”

Jess Hilarious Apologizes Over Comments: "I am Sorry To All Muslims…I Am Not Racist"

Once once more going through backlash for her controversial feedback, comic Jess Hilarious has issued an apology over statements she made concerning 4 Sikh males. Hilarious, actual identify Jessica Moore, posted movies on-line herself touring by airplane. In one the clips, Moore filmed the Sikh males carrying headwraps, saying that she was “threatened” by their presence and when folks started commenting that she was “ignorant” for saying such a factor, she snapped again.

“N****s know I am by no means f***ing racist, however I noticed one thing and I put it out earlier and we simply received evacuated from our airplane…F***y’all, if I am scared, I am scared…y’all mad at me as a result of I do not facet with each different black individual.” She then posted another clip, again on the airplane after being evacuated, the place Moore famous that the Sikh males did not return so her emotions had been justified. “So how ironic is it that we boarded the identical airplane and don’t see these folks…Why? Why had been we evacuated? Y’all are going to hearken to Jess sooner or later, ‘trigger my information is actual.”

The backlash was swift, and even rapper Talib Kewli weighed in on the controversy by tweeting, “Stop making these IG and YouTube ‘celebrities’ related y’all. Make them do the work first. If they did the work earlier than reaching fame, they’d know higher than to be so hateful in public.”

After being known as Islamaphobic and accused or racism, Moore fered up apologies concerning her movies which have since been deleted.  “I am so sorry for my former #deleted submit!! #Sorry however y’all blame me] for being scared,” Moore wrote. “I noticed 4 folks that caliber and I simply revert again to the previous, s**t if I am scared, I am scared!!! The Internet is a few s**t as we speak.”

Because Moore’s feedback got here the identical weekend because the terrorist assault in New Zealand the place a racist killed 50 Muslims in two assaults on mosques in Christchurch, folks weren’t forgiving. “Look y’a’ll, I am not racist and by no means have I been,” Moore wrote in a brand new message on her Instagram. “We have Muslims in my household, nonetheless, I used to be completely unaware the different sorts Muslim, so sure, I admit I am ignorant to the details so educate me. I received nobody put f the f***in’ airplane,” she added. “I did not even say s**t to anybody else on the f***in’ airplane about how I felt! Again, I am sorry to all Muslims, deeply sorry. But I’m not a racist, loves.”

Here’s What J. Cole Thinks Of "Platinum With No Features" Meme

J. Cole going platinum with no options has become certainly one of Hip Hop’s enduring memes because of his followers. Now, the person himself has opened up in regards to the well-liked slogan created by his most loyal supporters.

In an interview for GQ’s April cover story, Cole provides his trustworthy tackle the rallying cry. The Dreamville Records boss reveals he initially loved it however wasn’t ready for its longevity.

“I used to be loving it,” he advised GQ. “I used to be like, ‘Word up — that is humorous as hell.’ But the second or third time, I used to be like, ‘All proper, it’s nearly embarrassing now.’ Like, ‘All proper, man, y’all gonna make me put a characteristic on the album simply so this shit can cease.’ ”

Here's What J. Cole Thinks Of "Platinum With No Features" Meme

The “J. Cole Went Platinum With No Features” meme started when his 2014 Forest Hills Drive LP grew to become his first album to go platinum. Since then, all of Cole’s albums — full with their lack of options — have acquired platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

The KOD creator’s streak of no options may come to an finish on his subsequent album although. Cole advised GQ it’s a risk, however nothing is ready in stone.

“Well, I don’t have any proper now that I actually wish to boast about,” he stated. “Not saying it’s inconceivable. It’s nearly getting out of my consolation zone.”

Check out GQ’s cowl story on Cole here.