Drake & Tory Lanez Announce Opening Act For "Assassination Vacation" Tour

Early this yr, Drake and Tory Lanez ficially put their beef to the aspect, lastly collaborating to squash no matter variations that they had up to now. The two shall be jetting f to the United Kingdom later this year for their joint Assassination Vacation tour, which is ready to start in only a few days. The duo shall be on the highway for a bit over a month, hitting main markets in England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and extra. Until now, opening acts had not but been introduced however the help mustn’t come as a shock to anyone aware of Drizzy Drake’s entourage.

According to his PR crew, Baka Not Nice shall be becoming a member of Tory Lanez and Drake on tour within the United Kingdom. The OVO Sound artist carried out throughout many the reveals on Drake’s final tour with the Migos so to see him tagging alongside once more is not a shock. Baka has loved success along with his tune “Live Up To My Name,” making ready to launch new music within the coming months.

The tour kicks f on March 10 in Manchester, concluding on April 26 in Amsterdam. If it is something just like the Aubrey & The Three Amigos tour, Drake’s European followers are in for a celebration. Are you heading to see Drake and Tory Lanez in live performance? 

Juice WRLD’s A&R Compares "A Deathrace For Love" To Jay-Z & Biggie

With Juice WRLD’s upcoming A Deathrace For Love set to reach tomorrow, the emotional freestyler extraordinaire is already garnering some really spectacular reward. A current Billboard cover story on the younger rapper discovered Interscope A&R Aaron “Dash” Sherrod championing for Juice in an enormous approach, evaluating his upcoming debut to these Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. “It’s his Reasonable Doubt. His Life After Death,” explains Sherrod, a comparability that is certain to lift just a few eyebrows. “One hundred %, individuals are going to be speaking about it for years to come back.” 

Juice WRLD's A&R Compares "A Deathrace For Love" To Jay-Z & Biggie

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It’s straightforward to see the place he is coming from in a way. Remember, he is not talking straight on the standard, as Jay and Big’s respective debuts stand among the many canon important hip-hop must-listens. Yet approaching it from the angle longevity, it is fully potential that Juice’s fanbase devours the upcoming Deathrace.  His following feedback additionally shed a deeper mild on that label A&Rs search in an rising artist. “You attempt to discover these profession artists: Who’s going to be the following Drake, the following J. Cole, the following Kendrick Lamar?” he continues. “Right now, had been seeing the brand new technology—your Juices, your Lil Uzi Verts, your Post Malones. New cats that appear to be they’ll have some longevity.”

Clearly, Sherrod and the Interscope crew have put rather a lot religion in Juice WRLD’s rise, and it is no shock. The rapper has already amassed some spectacular streaming numbers, and has grow to be considerably a fan-favorite among the many new technology. Given that he is clearly sitting on a deeper wealth rap expertise, it additionally appears potential that his sound might evolve in a extra lyrical route. Are you excited to take a look at A Deathrace For Love? Moreover, is Sherrod treading on sacred floor together with his Jay & Biggie comparability?

Nike LeBron three “SVSM” Releasing For First Time Since 2006

The Nike LeBron three will reportedly return to retailers in a Saint Vincent-Saint Mary’s “Home” colorway for the primary time because the kicks debuted in 2006.

Official photographs the Nike LeBron three “SVSM” surfaced at the moment, and it’s believed that the particular version sneakers will probably be dropping someday in March.

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Inspired by LeBron’s alma mater, the kicks sport a inexperienced and gold coloration scheme atop a white leather-based higher. The kicks additionally characteristic shamrock detailing on the heels and SVSM branding close to the metallic gold eyelets. 

A selected launch date hasn’t been introduced however the SVSM LeBron 3s will surely make for a festive launch when St. Patrick’s Day rolls round on March 17.

Take a more in-depth have a look at the ficial pictures embedded under and keep tuned for extra particulars.

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Kyler Murray’s Agent Puts NFL Analyst Charley Casserly On Blast

There has been rather a lot hypothesis surrounding this 12 months’s NFL Draft and who will likely be taken with the primary total decide. That decide presently belongs to the Arizona Cardinals who had a league-worst document Three-13 final season. One the extremely touted gamers within the draft is quarterback Kyler Murray, who simply got here f a Heisman Trophy-winning marketing campaign. While the Cardinals have already got a younger quarterback, some imagine they may take Murray with their first decide, though others aren’t so satisfied. One the analysts who has been hyper-critical Murray is Charley Casserly who mentioned the younger QB obtained “the worst feedback Casserly] ever received on a high-rated quarterback”

Nav Polls Fans: "Should I Return To Music?"

Nav, aka “King LearJet,” has been biding his time. Since a untimely retirement, introduced upon partly by solidarity with the homie Lil Uzi Vert, Nav has been keeping busy engaged on his Fortnite recreation. Though it is completely potential he has since made the soar to Apex Legends. In any case, Nav should have grown board indulging in battle royales, because the once-rapper seems to be eyeing a comeback types. He just lately took to his YouTube page to place forth a easy ballot: “Should I Come Back To Music?”

Nav Polls Fans: "Should I Return To Music?"

As now, the ballot appears to be sitting in resounding favor a comeback. The like-to-dislike ratio can be robust, clocking in at 1.2k to zero in favor the rapper. The remark part is much more vocal of their assist, with some followers citing Nav’s standing as an inspirational determine. Nav himself has but to actually decide to the trigger, although it might seem he is stoking some hype-fire for one thing unknown. Do you finally miss the Canadian? Or ought to Nav decide to the realm e-sports, leaving music behind on a everlasting foundation?

Nav Polls Fans: "Should I Return To Music?"

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Rita Ora feat. 6LACK ‘Only Want You’

Fresh off releasing the remix with 6LACK, Rita Ora exhibits off her performing chops within the cinematic video for “Only Want You.”

In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip (Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj), the British songstress embodies totally different variations of herself, from current day movie star being hounded by the paparazzi to a waitress in a diner to a glamorous membership singer.

“I had a lot enjoyable making this video, and I can’t wait to share it with you all,” stated Rita. “This was one in every of my favourite tracks on the album and having 6LACK leap on the track has been actually particular. Hope you all adore it.”

The video arrives on the heels of Rita’s “Phoenix World Tour,” which kicked off March 1 in Melbourne. The tour travels by way of Asia and Australia, earlier than heading to the U.Ok.

Rita, who starred within the Fifty Shades trilogy, will return to the massive display in Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live-action Pokémon-inspired movie, which hits theaters May 10.

R. Kelly’s Employee Questioned By The Feds Regarding Sex Trafficking Investigation

If you are dizzy from info popping out about R. Kelly‘s court docket case drama, be part of the membership. It’s troublesome to maintain up with all the battles the singer is at present going through, particularly after he had a meltdown with Gayle King throughout his current interview. As his story continues to unfold, issues grow to be much more unusual, together with not too long ago when Kelly was arrested for failing to pay $161,000 in again little one help. Until Kelly can provide you with the funds, he’ll stay behind bars. The final time he discovered himself in jail, a friend bailed him out, so we’ll all have to attend and see if another Kelly supporters will write a verify for his freedom.

Now, The Blast is reporting that the Feds have continued their investigation into Kelly’s case. According to the publication, representatives the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal investigators have been watching Kelly intently, presumably in reference to intercourse trafficking. One Kelly’s workers, Kash Howard, was reportedly interviewed as an element their investigation. Howard met with ficials alongside together with her lawyer, Mawuli Mel Davis and answered questions concerning Azriel Clary, one Kelly’s girlfriends. Specifically, they needed info on how a lot Howard knew a few journey Clary took from Palm Springs to Orlando in 2015 when Clary was simply 17-years-old.

“This has been a really disturbing state of affairs for me,” Howard reportedly admitted to ficials. She stated she is “supportive the younger women” however will assist with the investigation any method she will be able to. The household Joycelyn Savage, one Kelly’s different girlfriends, have a gathering scheduled with investigators on Thursday.

Meanwhile, TMZ blasts claims Kelly made in his Gayle King interview that he is centered on being there for his youngsters greater than his profession. They say that he hasn’t spoken to his three children nor his ex-wife Andrea Kelly since 2017. His daughter, Buku Abi, not solely called him a “monster” in an announcement, however stated she and her siblings have not had a relationship with their father for years.

HipHopDX Brings Christian Hip Hop Showcase To SXSW 2019

Austin, Texas – HipHopDX is coming to the 2019 South By Southwest Festival with a Christian Hip Hop showcase.

DX will host Reflect Greatness, an occasion that includes an array of the best Christian rap acts, on March 13 in Austin, Texas. Dee-1, Propaganda and Aha Gazelle are among the many notable names scheduled to carry out on the live performance, which can be held at The Belmont Austin on West Sixth Street.

From eight p.m. to midnight native time, DX will give SXSW attendees the chance to look at among the prime Christian rappers carry out. The occasion received’t cease at midnight although.

Following the showcase, we’ll even be teaming up with the oldsters at RapZilla to host a two-hour beat battle for producers to indicate off their expertise.

If you’re attending SXSW, ensure to hitch DX for this nice night time of Hip Hop on March 13.

Check out all the particulars under. RSVP here.

HipHopDX Brings Christian Hip Hop Showcase To SXSW 2019

Tyrese Gibson Joins Jared Leto In Marvel’s "Morbius" Movie

While Spider-Man has since joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony retains the rights to many iconic rogues gallery. As it occurs, the studio is trying to act accordingly, having beforehand introduced an upcoming Morbius film. The movie, which has already tapped Jared Leto within the titular position, will heart across the vampiric Spider-Man villain.

Fans would possibly keep in mind the character from the superb nineties animated collection, the place Michael Morbius discovered himself coping with the risks “Neogenics.” Upon discovering himself remodeled right into a vampire, Morbius proceeded to endure a surprisingly advanced character arc. 

Tyrese Gibson Joins Jared Leto In Marvel's "Morbius" Movie

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Now, with Leto tapped to take the lead, Morbius has added a key supporting participant. Tyrese Gibson has ficially joined the solid, as per Variety, although it is unclear who he’ll painting. In fact, the movie will probably be an fascinating experiment, as Morbius is likely to be a tough promote with out Spider-Man. Yet drawing again to the enduring animated collection, there was an episode wherein Morbius and Blade discovered themselves at odds, forming an fascinating and sudden dynamic. Is it an excessive amount of to hope that the spirit the animated collection will probably be saved alive?

Metro Boomin & Gunna Set To Headline Spotify’s RapCaviar Live

Spotify’s RapCar’s one essentially the most outstanding playlists throughout all streaming companies for the most recent in hip-hop. As the playlist continued to realize extra traction, RapCar launched their stay collection in 2017. They’ve introduced some the most well liked rappers within the sport to headline their stay live performance collection. Now, they’ve introduced the Minneapolis date for RapCar Live they usually’ve tapped Gunna and Metro Boomin to headline the occasion.

Gunna and Metro Boomin will probably be headlining RapCar Live in Minneapolis. The live performance takes place on April fifth in Minneapolis with pre-sale tickets happening sale. General tickets will probably be out there on Friday. The live performance additionally consists of three the most well liked rising acts proper now: Roddy Ricch, Blueface, and YBN Cordae. 

Gunna and Metro Boomin have been on roll over the previous few months. In November, Metro Boomin launched his debut studio album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. The venture included the music, “Space Cadet” with Gunna which grew to become an simple spotlight f the venture and a high 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

As for Gunna, he is contemporary f the discharge his debut studio album, Drip Or Drown II which arrived two weeks in the past. The rapper’s newest venture debuted at quantity three on the Billboard 200 and moved 90Ok album-equivalent models in its first week, making it Gunna’s second top-10 album following Drip Harder.

Ruff Rydin: DMX & Swizz Beatz Back In The Studio

New York, NY – DMX and Swizz Beatz have crafted numerous creations over time. Their collaborative relationship stretches again to the early Ruff Ryders days. With X out of jail, it seems just like the dynamic duo is engaged on their subsequent enterprise.

On Tuesday night (March 5), X shared a photograph of Swizz and himself on Instagram, displaying each of them posted up on the studio rocking the same pose.

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Swizz was one of many first to present an replace on the traditionally troubled MC’s psychological state post-prison.

“I simply acquired off the telephone with my brother DMX!” he wrote on Instagram late final month. “He instructed me this time he didn’t work out his physique in jail he mentioned he labored out his thoughts! He additionally mentioned he’s about to make music for the those that want his reality and ache!”

Swizz and X famously united for the “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” in 1998 in addition to a good chunk of Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood. 

In 2003, they teamed up for “Get It On The Floor” and “A Yo’ Kato,” which had been each taken from X’s fifth studio album Grand Champ.

They additionally posse’d up on two tracks from X’s Year Of The Dog … Again album in 2006: “We In Here” and “Come Thru (Move).”

X was launched from jail in January after serving roughly one yr for tax evasion.

DJ Khaled Officially Announces "Father Of Asahd" With Mogul Talk Instagram

DJ Khaled has introduced his 11th studio album Father Of Asahd is underway.

As acknowledged in a three-part movie-trailer-style Instagram submit, it could be anticipated to hit airways May 2019. Following DJ Khaled’s final venture Grateful, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Father Of Asahd will hopefully comply with go well with.

Surrounded by his We The Best Music Group, Epic Records, and Roc Nation household – DJ Khaled introduced that not solely is he bringing again “hit anthems” however he plans to be one of many biggest to ever do it with no disrespect to those that got here earlier than him.

During the video, he boasts, “…I inform you proper now as a hitmaker, as an govt, as a music man, as a DJ, as a producer, as a father, as a mogul, as an creator, as an actor, as a buddy… I’m one of many motherfucking biggest.”

With speculated options from the likes of Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, The Carters and presumably extra (assumed by a few of DJ Khaled’s IG posts), Father of Asahd could also be pulling out heavy hitters for an enormous win.

He continued, “When I roll this album out I’m gonna let individuals know its time to listen to the hits once more… trigger ya’ll been so over-saturated with a lot music that yall forgot what hits are… it’s a variety of good shit after which there’s perhaps a handful of nice shit.”

HipHopDX will present the total tracklist, launch date and album stream for Father Of Asahd the second it turns into accessible.

Sony Signed a 7-Year $250 Million Distribution Deal for Michael Jackson's Recordings Last Year

Thanks to Leaving Neverland, Sony Music could now stand to lose out big-time for distributing Michael Jackson’s recordings.

The Leaving Neverland fallout continues for the late Michael Jackson.

In the controversial documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck share their expertise with Jackson as kids.  The documentary premiered in January on the Sundance Film Festival and has since acquired sharp criticism from the Jackson property. Denouncing the documentary by means of a number of written statements, the Jackson household has filed a $100 million lawsuit towards HBO.

Following the complete airing of the controversial two-part documentary, three main Montreal stations have stopped playing Jackson’s music.  Two main radio stations have since followed suit in New Zealand – MediaWorks and NZME.

Taking a impartial stance on the choice to tug Jackson’s music from rotation, Leon Wratt, Content Director at MediaWorks defined,

We aren’t deciding whether or not Michael Jackson is responsible of pedophilia.  We’re simply ensuring our radio stations are going to play the music individuals wish to hear.

An NZME rep added,

NZME station playlists change from week to week, and proper now, Michael Jackson doesn’t function on them.

Seemingly gloating over the impact his unproven documentary has had world wide, Leaving Neverland Director Dan Reed stated,

[The] lie that Jackson perpetrated whereas he was alive that he was a terrific defender and supporter of youngsters – and the ferocity with which his enterprise associates and his household have defended him – imply that his fall will likely be that a lot tougher.

Reed has one motive to brag.  Leaving Neverland drew in HBO’s third-largest documentary in a decade.  The movie had a median of 1.11 million viewers. 2015’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief drew in 1.7 million viewers. 2016’s Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds had 1.6 million.

In addition, due to the fallout, one main label could now discover it troublesome to revenue from its cope with the Jackson property.

Will the Leaving Neverland impact damage Sony’s backside line?

According to a new report, Sony Music entered right into a $250 million distribution deal final 12 months.  The main music label will distribute Michael Jackson’s recordings world wide.  The deal lasts for seven years.

Leaving Neverland’s airing has now made that distribution deal ‘dangerous’ for Sony.  According to a number of music executives, the documentary may have a harmful impact on gross sales, streaming, and business makes use of of Jackson’s music in addition to associated merchandise and tickets to occasions.

Yet, Dan Reed could have overstated the antagonistic impact he had hoped for with the airing of Leaving Neverland.

Ticket resellers Vivid Sales now claims searches for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson-based present in Las Vegas have jumped 60% following Leaving Neverland’s airing.  In addition, streaming figures from Spotify and Apple Music could present a robust enhance for Jackson’s songs.

Since the airing, Jackson’s property has tried to mitigate the harm.  On the day of Leaving Neverland’s premiere, the property uploaded official Jackson live performance movies on YouTube.  The first two-hour live performance movie has over 400,000 views.  On Monday evening, the property launched Jackson’s 1988 live performance at Wembley Stadium.

Yet, the Michael Jackson property could not have the ability to totally comprise the harm.

An upcoming Jackson-centered Broadway musical, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, had its pre-Broadway run canceled final month.  Producers blamed an actor’s strike for the cancellation, not the documentary.

 


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R. Kelly’s Breakdown Elicits "Crying Memes" & Cold Shoulders

Though the trial R. Kelly has but to ficially start, the court docket public opinion is already in session. With the more and more damning saga unfolding round him, R Kelly determined to hit CBS: This Morning for an interview with Gayle King. A curious transfer, and equally daring, contemplating that many have already branded him in a nefarious mild. During the dialog, Kelly discovered himself within the midst an emotional breakdown, screaming concerning the ongoing destroy his life and profession. “I am combating for my f**king life!” he cries. “You’re killing me with this shit!” 

As it occurs, the web at massive stays unmoved. In truth, many have already begun turning R. Kelly right into a meme, which has led to many questioning the integrity behind such a course of. Still, for some, gallows humor is usually a consolation, a coping mechanism with the disturbing and darkish potentials human nature. Still, the ten divided public seems to be standing as a united entrance on this one, all however prepared to scrub their palms the disgraced singer. 

R. Kelly Cries While Denying Sex Crime Allegations In First Interview Since Arrest

R. Kelly has been silent within the public eye since allegations sexual misconduct in opposition to minors resurfaced in January. The singer was charged final month, though he has since pleaded not responsible to the crimes he is been accused . However, tomorrow morning, his first interview since being charged will air. CBS shared a small snippet it earlier at the moment.

R. Kellly sat down with Gayle King in his first interview since being charged with 10 counts sexual misconduct. The singer denied all the allegations in opposition to him whereas breaking down into tears. The singer mentioned that his previous case is coming again to hang-out him.

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“Old rumors, new rumors, future rumors. Not true!’ he mentioned. After claiming he beat his case, Gayle tells him he was acquitted. He replied, “You can’t double jeopardy me. That’s not truthful. When you beat your case, you beat your case!”

However, Kells reached an emotional peak when he flatly denied all of the allegations made in opposition to him.

“How silly would I be to try this?!” He replied when requested if he ever held any lady in opposition to his will. “That’s silly! Use your widespread sense. Forget how you’re feeling about me. Hate me if you wish to, love me in order for you. Just use your widespread sense. How silly would it not be for me, with my loopy previous and what I’ve been by means of, now I should be a monster and maintain ladies in opposition to their will and chain them in my basement and don’t allow them to eat?”

He added, “Stop it, y’all give up playin’! I did not do that stuff! This shouldn’t be me! I am combating for my fuckin’ life!”

Peep the clip under. More the interview will air on Wednesday on CBS This Morning.