Kanye West Announces He’s Bringing Sunday Service To Coachella

Coachella is just a few weeks away which means that we’re not too far away from festival season. This year’s edition Coachella will feature performances from Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Juice WRLD, Burna Boy, and many many more. When speculation the festival’s line-up first began, there were rumors about Kanye Westheadlining the festival. Unfortunately, he reportedly pulled out from headlining but it looks like he’ll still be making an appearance at the annual festival,

During Kanye’s recent Sunday Service, he announced that he’d be bringing Sunday Service to Coachella. His wifey shared the news on Instagram earlier today.

“We were out in Palm Springs and they took us to a little campground, because we were thinking about a little performance in Palm Springs, just a little one. Then they had a mountain, he had a mountain waiting for us,” West told his Sunday Service audience. “He had a date waiting for us. Only one date that mountain would be available to us: Easter Sunday at Coachella. That confirmation was confirmed last night.”

p>The rapper hinted that last week would be the final Sunday Service but that’s apparently not the case as he hosted the spiritual retreat again today. Considering that ‘Ye reportedly pulled out Coachella initially because the organizers weren’t going to allow him to build a dome, we’re happy that he managed to find another way to perform at the festival. 

T-Pain Denies Being In Open Marriage: "Not Even Close"

Los Angeles, CA – Anyone who’s ever listened to T-Pain knows his lyrics are often littered with sexually-charged content. Take “I’m N Luv (Wit A Stripper)” for example. The song revolves around a man who can’t stop spending stacks of cash at the strip club because he’s so enamored with one of the dancers.

But by the time the song came out in 2005, T-Pain was already a married man. For years, fans have speculated he’s in an open marriage with his wife Amber Najm, something the Grammy Award-winning producer adamantly denies.

He told People, “It’s definitely not that, not at all, not even close. I wouldn’t even want to do that with a girlfriend, nonetheless my wife.”

The couple, who have three children together, are coming up on their 16th wedding anniversary. The recent winner of The Masked Singer said he understands what it takes to make a marriage last.

“See things from all sides of the situation, and just try to understand each other rather than try to be the one that’s right,” he explained.

Despite his player type persona, T-Pain’s single greatest joy in life is apparently being able to take care of his family.

“Being able to afford diapers and food — that was a great moment,” he said. “I think that’s always going to be my proudest moment — figuring out how to provide for my family. Awards are always great, but in the long run it doesn’t really say who you are.

“I’m more concerned about my family, my kids and my wife and making sure I can provide.”

J. Cole to Executive Produce Young Thug’s Album

J. Cole is stepping into Young Thug’s world.

The Dreamville boss is set to executive produce the Atlanta rapper’s upcoming album, according to Complex. Sources say that the two have already started initial recording sessions in New York.

Their friendship has been building and the rappers began discussing a potential collaboration. Last year, Thug toured the country with Cole on the latter’s “KOD Tour,” which came as a surprise to many fans.

“I did get the feedback on that that mad people were surprised. Really it’s just like, the ni**a’s dope,” Cole told Angie Martinez in May 2018. “If you want to talk about Young Thug as an artist, he’s an innovator. If you know skills, you call him a mumble rapper all you want, but if you know skills and you know the art of rapping, that dude is a genius.”

The details around the project remain unclear. Thugger has been in the studio working on a new body of work, his first since last year’s On the Rvn EP and Slime Language compilation. He has also teased several unreleased projects including Barter 7 and Hy!£UN35.

This won’t be a first for Cole, who served as executive producer of Swizz Beatz’ 2018 album Poison. He is also working on his sixth studio album and the Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III.

Diddy Praises Daughters & Introduces Them As Supergroup "The Combs Sisters"

Diddy‘s daddy duties are never-ending, but the proud father shared a little behind the scenes footage his family getting ready for Diana Ross’ recent 75th birthday bash in Los Angeles. We previously reported on Diddy’s daughters gracing the stage with Ross during her performance her Motown classic hit “Stop! In the Name Love,” but now the hip hop mogul is giving followers more insight as to how the evening went from his perspective. 

The video clip, which the rapper calls an episode  Diddy +6, features “The Combs Sisters” as they prepare for their big debut. “We choreographed the dance so no credits to anyone else besides us,” one the twins said. “And Diana Ross for making the song, obviously.”

The video also shows a teaser Diddy’s solo “Mo Money Mo Problems” performance where he interrupts Ross as she sings “I’m Coming Out.” “Mo Money Mo Problems” samples the Ross hit so the two songs obviously flowed together effortlessly. At the end his performance, Diddy said, “This is a huge night. This is queen Diana,” before kneeling on the ground and bowing at her feet.

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Then, the clip goes on to the congratulatory claps, hugs, and high-fives backstage after “The Combs Sisters” performance with Ross. “I done seen a lot things, you know what I’m saying?” Diddy said. “Y’all naturals…y’all went dead center to the front. That’s what Combs’ do!” he continued. “Y’all were standing in front Diana Ross on ‘Stop! In the Name Love’ and y’all made it the Combs’ show! And I loved every minute it.”

Red Bull & 88rising Produce Documentary "Asia Rising — The New Generation Of Hip Hop"

In influential reach hip hop and rap culture has no limit. What started out in the streets New York City has is now an industry that crosses ethnic, gender, state, and country lines, and Red Bull is exploring how Asian culture has been affected by hip hop. The company has released an hour-long documentary, Asia Rising — The Next Generation Hip Hop, and explores their music scene by featuring a handful rising artists from various Asian countries.

Sean Miyashiro 88rising produced the documentary and partnered with Red Bull’s music initiative to distribute it to the masses. Rich Brian (Indonesia), Keith Ape (South Korea), Higher Brothers (China), Suboi (Vietnam), Jin Dogg (Japan) and Awich (Okinawa) are all highlighted in the film and share how they attempt to navigate their careers cross-culturally.

Obviously, the ability to directly access music online has changed the game exponentially, as artists from around the world are able to share their music with a global audience with the click a button. However, the acceptance different cultures take on hip hop is still a challenge in mainstream, but it’s Miyashiro’s hope that this changes.

“I think we’ve just scratched the surface,” Miyashiro told Rolling Stone last November. “We’re now in a position representing somebody and something, and we have an opportunity to improve how close the world is. Now we can really elevate it, be this shining beacon light for what a company can do, what a collective people can do. That’s what really excites us. But it’s also like — hey, we really gotta deliver now.”

Tyga Co-Signs RZA’s Wu-Tang "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame" Aspirations

Yesterday, the RZA opened up about one his aspirations, which is to see the Wu-Tang Claninducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame. It wouldn’t be entirely unprecedented, as hip-hop groups like NWA, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy have all secured spots in the storied institution. Speaking with Rolling Stone, RZA elaborated on the importance the move. “I think it’s good for us and I think it’s good for rock & roll, because hip-hop is a form music that grabs from every genre, but definitely grabs from rock & roll.” 

Though their inclusion does feel like an inevitability at this point, that hasn’t stopped Tyga from fering his own vote support. Speaking with TMZ, T-Raww explains that “Wu-Tang is a legend. Rock, hip-hop, it’s all super similar culture-wise. How much both the genres influence. Wu-Tang influenced a lot.” He proceeds to peels f in the Lambo, but not before giving a heartfelt co-sign to Lil Nas X, who has been garnering no shortage support over his country-rap song “Old Town Road.” 

Check out the video below, and sound f. Which hip-hop artists do you think merit inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame? 

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EarthGang’s Doctur Dot Blames Dreamville’s Parent Label For "Mirrorland" Holdup

Doctur Dot EarthGang celebrated Dreamville’s XXL cover story by reposting the image on his personal Instagram account. Little did he know, the celebratory pose would cause a discussion to erupt concerning the group’s long-anticipated Mirroland project. 

While a sympathetic tone was upheld by all parties throughout the discussion, Doctur was then forced to explain the big holdup on the group’s project, thereby placing the blame on “the label.” as he put it initially. Understandably, the commenters came to the conclusion those words were in reference to J. Cole‘s Dreamville imprint.

EarthGang's Doctur Dot Blames Dreamville's Parent Label For "Mirrorland" Holdup

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In other words, Doctur Dut was saying that EarthGang’s parent label didn’t view them as a priority, thus explaining the holdup on their anticipated project, which he claims, wouldn’t prevent him from working towards improving the situation.

Before clearing up the ambiguity in his post, Doctur would insist that he and partner Johnny Venus saw no reason in not being forthright and completely honest with the fans.

It wasn’t until a commenter wrote, “It may not seem like y’all are a priority on Dreamville yet, but it’s coming. Can’t deny talent it’s just not how it works,” that Doctur Dot caught wind the unexpected fallacy he had a hand in creating.

“Dreamville not what I was talkn bout,” Doctur Dot responded, leading to a momentary person-to-person exchange right in the comment section. The commenter going by “iamyoungarigold,” thanked the EarthGang member for his time, after acknowledging the thread that brought the misunderstanding to the forefront. It seems as though Doctur Dot was referring to Interscope in the end, although he didn’t name them outright.

Billboard Disqualifies Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' from Its Country Charts

Lil Nas X has become an overnight sensation on TikTok thanks to a little nudge from Justin Bieber.

The singer’s hit “Old Town Road” went viral after Bieber shared a clip of himself listening to the song.

The song was widely circulated on TikTok and soon debuted on several of Billboard’s top charts, including Hot Country Songs.

The appearance on the Hot Country Songs list was short-lived, though.  Billboard quietly removed the song from the list and informed Columbia Records that the song’s inclusion was a mistake.

Whether this is hip-hop, country, or somewhere in-between is subject to debate.

But it’s also part of an ever-morphing musical landscape, one that repeatedly blurs genre borders.

The original video was uploaded to YouTube on December 2nd, with the song accompanying footage from a recently released western game, Red Dead Redemption 2.

Billboard didn’t publicly announce the change, but they did speak to Rolling Stone about the reasoning behind the decision.

“While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”

Cowboy imagery like “Wranglers on my booty” do evoke country music, but the composition itself is very hip-hop focused.  Manager Danny Kang believes Lil Nax purposefully on the internet to bring attention to his song.

“On SoundCloud, he listed it as a country record. On iTunes, he listed it as a country record. He was going to these spaces, gaining a little bit of traction on their country charts, and there’s a way to manipulate the algorithm to push your track to the top. That’s favorable versus trying to go to the rap format to compete with the most popular songs in the world.”

The song began gaining traction on SoundCloud in late December, but its growth was simply exponential after the Bieber share.

Nav Announces U.S & Canadian "Bad Habits" Tour Dates

Though Nav‘s Bad Habits marked the end his retirement, it has done little in the way disrupting the status quo. For the most part, his fans are still devoted, his critics are still unconvinced, and his subject matter remains unchanged. Still, the XO rapper remains a ble name in the game, having turned in an impressive first week, with sales projected to move between 52k and 57k. Not bad at all, given that Nav has never been much a critical darling. Clearly, the man is doing something right, and fans will now have a chance to repay him.

One day removed from the tour’s original announcement, Nav has ficially followed up with the full list dates. Kicking f on May 21st, Nav will be hitting a variety U.S. and Canadian cities, including San Diego, Vancouver, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Boston, Washington, Dallas, and more. Check out the “Bad Habits” dates below, and sound f. Any plans on attending this one? Tickets go on sale April 4th.
May 21 –  San Diego, CA @ House Blues
May 22-  Anaheim, CA @ House Blues
May 24 –  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
May 26-  Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
May 28-  Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
May 29-  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
May 31 –  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
June 2  – Denver, CO @ Summit
June 4-  Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
June 6  – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
June 7  – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
June 8  – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
June 10 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
June 11-  Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
June 13 – New York, NY @ The Rotop at Pier 17
June 14 – Boston, MA @ House Blues
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
June 17 – Washington, DC @ @ The Fillmore
June 18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
June 20 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
June 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
June 24 – Houston, TX @ House Blues
June 25 – Dallas, TX @ House Blues
June 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Nicki Minaj Wears Extravagant Bridal Outfit Inspired By A "Victorian Hovercraft"

Nicki Minaj continues to tease a potential stop-n-go wedding with her boyfriend Kenneth Petty, even though as early as last week, she went out her way to quash those rumors. TMZ ran a report falsifying those rumors right as Nicki Minaj was scrapping together a composite image depicting Petty and herself at a younger age.

Evidently, Nicki and Petty were high school sweethearts, but as fate would have it, their romance would be crushed at the stem by an adherence to the grind – Petty learning the wiles the Devil, Nicki Minaj becoming a Devil incarnate herself. They would forever be intertwined.

Nicki Minaj Wears Extravagant Bridal Outfit Inspired By A "Victorian Hovercraft"

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Nicki’s allusions a puppy romance, although endearing to no end, don’t suffice as evidence  a marriage proposal. On the other hand, Nicki Minaj is giving her fans every reason to believe that a proposal is being discussed inside their pre-marital compound. Just yesterday, Nicki Minaj was in Zurich, Switzerland attending an event, (non-tour-related) where she campaigned in a makeshift bridal outfit.

 

The above Instagram post showcases the outfit in all its splendor. Nicki’s gown certainly pre tells an antiquated lust for a lavish ceremony, the veil covering her face is as Masonic as it gets. To top it all f, Nicki continuously refers to Petty as her husband whenever given the chance.

2024 Olympics Closer Than Ever To Adding Breakdancing As Recognized Sport

The International Olympic Committee is trying to welcome a younger audience to its upcoming season games and their first move business is to add breakdancing to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. According to The Washington Post, the board met in Switzerland earlier this week and highly recommended the inclusion  not only breakdancing but skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing. 

“They contribute to make the program the Games more gender-balanced, more youthful and more urban,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “These four sports also fer the opportunity to connect with the young generation there.”

According to the publication, the OIC will monitor the sports throughout 2020 “to see how they perform, to see how they manage their sport, to look at the governance, to look at the integrity their competitions, to look at the referring and judging system and so on.”

Recognizing breakdancing as an Olympic sport has been years in the making. Currently, Red Bull holds the biggest competition in the world annually called the Reb Bull BC One. 

“In order to get people to sport, we have to go where people are,” Thomas added. “If they are spectators at the sport event or if they’re in the city, then we have to benefit from this opportunity to engage them with sport — to motivate them, not to watch only sport but to practice sport.”

Lupita Nyong’o Says Her Scary "Us" Voice Was Inspired By A Disability

Now that Jordan Peele’s anticipated Us movie is streaming in theaters individuals have had the possibility to observe the horror happenings unfold, after months Jordan and the lead actors hyping the film up. Lupita Nyong’o stars because the lead, who is available in contact together with her harmful clone and in response to her, the voice made by her scary character was “impressed” by the incapacity, spasmodic dysphonia.

“It’s] a situation that comes about from a trauma, generally emotional, generally bodily, and it creates this spasming in your vocal cords that results in an irregular circulate air,” she said when describing the incapacity. 

Her remark has pulled in criticism from some incapacity advocates since Lupita described the voice as being scary, on the market and freaky whereas seemingly additionally not correctly describing the trigger the incapacity.

“We need to guarantee individuals perceive that there’s a neurological trigger for spasmodic dysphonia. That just isn’t emotional or psychological. They didn’t do something to trigger their voice to alter,” Kim Kuman, the manager director the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association instructed The Huffington Post

Lupita Nyong’o Says Her Scary "Us" Voice Was Inspired By A Disability
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“One the hardest components having a incapacity is that individuals make assumptions primarily based on the best way you stroll, speak or act, generally with little understanding what’s inflicting it,” the NSDA added in a prolonged assertion on its web site.

“We perceive that listening to the distinctive sound attributable to signs spasmodic dysphonia was the spark inspiration for the voice this character. What is tough for us, and for the hundreds individuals residing with spasmodic dysphonia, is that this affiliation to their voice with what may be thought-about haunting.” 

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Legacy To Come In Philly-Inspired Model

While basketball gamers proceed to go to manufacturers similar to Nike, Adidas, and Jordan Brand for his or her kicks, Allen Iverson proved to be a pioneer the game as he signed with Reebok. Iverson’s Question and Answer strains have been iconic and birthed a complete new technology exhausting court docket vogue. While the road has stopped for some time, Reebok and Iverson have teamed up just lately to deliver these searching for a style nostalgia the all-new Reebok Legacy, which blends earlier Iverson fashions collectively.

The newest colorway this hybrid shoe is available in white, purple, and gum. Looking on the prime half the higher, you possibly can see white leather-based, adopted by purple patent leather-based beneath it. This basketball sneaker has a chunky midsole that’s wearing purple all whereas a gum backside rounds out the options. It’s positively a polarizing trying shoe however contemplating Iverson’s huge character, it is solely acceptable that his sneakers would match that.

Allen Iverson's Reebok Legacy To Come In Philly-Inspired Model

 

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According to Sneaker News, these can be launched on April 1st though there isn’t a worth simply but.

Will you be copping these or ought to Reebok have left their Iverson line up to now?

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Terry Bradshaw Shields Ben Roethlisberger From "Bad Leader" Criticism

Calling the Pittsburgh Steelers fseason a large number can be a whole understatement. The workforce misplaced each Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell who have been arguably their two largest fensive weapons. Of course, the subsequent participant on that listing can be Ben Roethlisberger, though in accordance with Bell and Brown, Big Ben is one the the explanation why they in the end left the workforce. Both have taken to Twitter to tear on Roethlisberger, saying he is not an excellent chief and that he’s exhausting to play with. Bell even mentioned that “Ben needs to win his approach, and that’s powerful to play with,” in an interview with Sports Illustrated

50 Cent Gives Floyd Mayweather Advice About Ex’s Stolen Items Accusations

Shantel Jackson and boxing champ Floyd Mayweather have not been collectively for years, however his ex-fiancee is not letting him f the hook for $three million that she claims he stole from her. After the pair determined to half methods, Jackson says that her ex took a $2.5 million diamond ring, $250,000 diamond earrings (10 ct), a $32,000 Chanel watch, a $100,000 diamond bracelet, a $20,000 diamond coronary heart necklace, and a $21,000 Louis Vuitton lock necklace. She additional alleges that Mayweather raided her storage models and took one other $1 million value clothes, footwear, and different numerous equipment, together with Rolex objects, which have unknown values.

Jackson, who’s now courting rapper Nelly, just lately filed paperwork that detailed an inventory objects that she accuses Mayweather conserving. The former couple’s breakup was a messy one after Jackson sued Mayweather and alleged that he assaulted her, defamed her character, and invaded her privateness when she reportedly went public on social media about her abortion.

Mayweather has sued Jackson, claiming that she used his credit cards with out permission and “deliberately used a number of recording gadgets to surreptitiously report conversations with Mayweather together with telephonic conversations and conversations within the presence each other with out Mayweather’s data or consent.”

You know that 50 Cent could not cross up the chance so as to add to this dialog. The rapper shared the headline fromTheShadeRoom and captioned the picture by saying that he cannot blame Mayweather for taking again the objects. He additionally fered up some recommendation, telling Mayweather to simply pay Jackson f to make the case go away. “Champ took the s**t again, huh,” he wrote. “Nah I ain’t gonna lie I’d do the identical s**LOL. Champ you not gonna win, she acquired Gloria Allred. Give her a mill or two and let her go earlier than shit get loopy.”