Future No-Shows "Tiny Desk" Concert, Zaytoven Holds It Down

Zaytoven is the newest musical visitor to grace NPR’s Tiny Desk live performance cubicle for a one-f efficiency. Funny factor is, Zaytoven was by no means meant to go at it alone; he was presupposed to be joined by Future who merely did not trouble displaying up. Zaytoven chalked it as much as a miscommunication, with NPR’s Rodney Carmichael offering the press with a debriefing regarding his non-appearance.

“After a number of hours ready, with the band all warmed up and prepared, phrase got here that Future can be a no-show,” wrote NPR’s Rodney Carmichael in deference to the no-show. “So, to our thrill, Zaytoven redeemed the event together with his personal Tiny Desk live performance, that includes instrumental variations a pair the earliest hits he produced for Future’s Beast Mode.”

So with out additional ado, Zaytoven remedied the state of affairs by performing a medley Beast Mode alternatives all on the piano, as Carmichael had courteously talked about. With a backing band consisting  Neil Garrard on guitar, Elena Pinderhughes on flute, DJ Spinz on the decks, and Bernard “TreWay” Lambert on drums, Zaytoven took the highlight all to himself.

Check out the live performance footage beneath, the place a spirited Zaytoven conjured the spirit  hundreds of thousands God-fearing Christians into instrumental renditions “Lay Up” and “Peacoat” from Beast Mode 1, and “Mo Reala” from Beast Mode 2.

Travis Scott Reportedly Staying Clear From Jordyn Woods Drama

Travis Scott has another excuse to be pleased about the success  Astroworld and it is not as a result of any Billboard accomplishment or accolade. According to TMZ, the rapper’s tour is retaining him as far-off as potential from the Kardashian-Jenner family amid the Jordyn Woods scandal. The rapper touches down in Buffalo tonight, retaining him miles and miles away from the Calabasas controversy.

Travis Scott Reportedly Staying Clear From Jordyn Woods Drama
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Apparently, the household has “declared warfare” on Tristan Thompson for hooking up with Jordyn whereas they’ve urged Kylie to chop ties together with her finest good friend. She’s agreed however everybody thinks she’s really indecisive her choice as a result of her tightknit relationship with Jordyn.

While Travis Scott may be appreciating the tour life now greater than ever, he has been making an attempt to carry does his girl all through all of it and lending her an ear each time she wants somebody to pay attention. However, he does not actually have any sides to select from so finally, he is going together with no matter Kylie’s choice is.

While he is been distancing himself from the Kardashians in California, he was just lately honored with the key to the city Houston, Texas earlier this month. The mayor town offered the important thing to Scott on stage and revealed that they will be constructing a brand new amusement park because of the enthusiasm he introduced with Astroworld.

“We owe a lot to this man for retaining Houston on the map,” the Mayor mentioned about Travis. “With ‘Astroworld,’ man, and people us that bear in mind Astroworld, and since him, we’re gonna deliver one other amusement theme park again to town. This metropolis loves you.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Pistol McFly Shoots For Greatness With "Paid In Full" Single

HipHopDX Premiere – Pistol McFly is making ready to drop his forthcoming album Road Trip on April 26. Ahead of its launch, Los Angeles-based rapper has shared a monitor from the undertaking known as “Paid In Full.” Pistol defined the concept behind the music in an unique assertion to HipHopDX.

“‘Paid In Full’ was impressed by previous mob films and hood shit,” Pistol tells DX. “[Laughs] nah, however it may be a extremely difficult financially, simply rapping, ? I at all times must be on my hustle on the aspect to attempt to make ends meet. But the quantity of labor I do creatively deserves love from the universe to deal with mine and never must do the rest however write phrases for the folks.

“I’m not saying cash is the principle aim. The essential aim is to do what I really like. Well, the principle aim is to receives a commission for doing what I really like. I’ve heard loads of cats do songs about having mad loot earlier than they did. I’m making an attempt to manifest that! [Laughs] I’m making an attempt to manifest future with this one, however I’m gonna hold making music regardless.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Pistol McFly Shoots For Greatness With "Paid In Full" Single

Road Trip is produced totally by Power (Rich The Kid, Vic Mensa, Chris Brown) and options burgeoning rapper Waju in addition to singer QUIÑ.

The self-proclaimed “black hippy,” who’s signed to Exile’s label Dirty Science Records, plans to unleash a prequel to Road Trip titled the Snack Run EP. The undertaking is scheduled to reach on March 6.

Until then, try the “Paid In Full” single above.

#ThrowbackThursdays: Herbie Hancock Performs "Rockit" At The 1984 Grammys

February 28, 1984 – Herbie Hancock made historical past on the 1984 Grammy Awards when he stepped on stage to carry out “Rockit,” the primary mainstream single to function scratching. Armed with a keytar, the legendary jazz musician carried out the Grammy-nominated monitor with Stevie Wonder, Thomas Dolby and Howard Jones.

But what made this efficiency further particular was Grand Mixer D.M.T. who offered dwell scratching, introducing over 44 million folks to the artwork of turntablism. According to Chuck D’s Today In Rap & Hip Hop History ebook, it was the best score within the present’s historical past.

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Hancock in the end took residence the gilded trophy within the Best R&B/Instrumental Performance class for “Rockit.” The jazz-infused Hip Hop monitor grew to become an anthem for breakdancers worldwide.

The Chicago native went on to win an Oscar on the 1987 Academy Awards within the Original Music Score class for his work on 1986’s Round Midnight in addition to 13 extra Grammy Awards He nabbed his final Grammy in 2011 within the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for Imagine. 

Hancock’s subsequent album is being produced by Terrace Martin and options Wayne Shorter, Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Lionel Loueke, Zakir Hussein and Snoop Dogg.

Revisit Hancock’s 1984 Grammy efficiency above.

Eric Dickerson Calls Robert Kraft Haters "Hypocrites"

Last week, New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft was implicated in a prostitution sting that alleges the 77-year-old solicited sexual favors on two separate events, even doing so on the day the staff’s AFC Championship recreation. While it is a fairly severe scenario, lots memes and jokes have been thrown round at Kraft’s expense. One the individuals refusing to play the meme recreation and toss round judgment is none aside from former NFL participant Eric Dickerson. The former Rams working again was approached by TMZ and requested concerning the scenario. That’s when he mentioned that individuals should not be so fast to leap to conclusions.

“Loads these hypocrites are making feedback about that scenario,” Dickerson defined. “They’re hypocrites. You by no means know what a person does behind closed doorways.”

Dickerson than added how he feels about Kraft, saying: “I like Mr. Kraft. I like him rather a lot, I’ve rather a lot respect for him.”

As for Kraft himself, effectively, his court docket date is arising in April effectively he shall be charged with two misdemeanor counts soliciting prostitution. If he’s convicted, Kraft might face a most penalty one yr in jail. He can even almost certainly be suspended and fined by the NFL.

Kyler Murray NFL Combine: Height, Weight, Measurements Revealed

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray checked in at 5-foot-10 1/eight inches and 207 kilos Thursday on the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Hand measurement can also be an enormous matter debate amongst QB prospects, so it is price noting that Murray’s arms 9 half inches, in response to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

For reference, Murray was measured one inch shorter than Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, however three kilos heavier than Wilson was at the 2012 NFL Combine.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport, the 21-year outdated QB will not be doing a lot else in Indy, as he has already knowledgeable groups he does not plan to throw with the place’s different prospects.

Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, was chosen ninth general by the Oakland Athletics within the 2018 MLB Draft however he is totally dedicated to pursuing a profession within the NFL.

In his first season as QB for the Sooners this yr, Murray handed for four,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for an additional 1,001 yards and 12 TDs whereas main OU to the College Football Playf semifinal.

Tyga Sued Over Missed Car Payments

Tyga could have settled his Maybach beef, however he’s now going through a lawsuit over two different missed automotive funds.

Midway Rent-A-Car says the “Girls Have Fun” rapper owes practically $130,000 on a 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider and a 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost. In the paperwork, obtained by TMZ, the rental firm says Tyga leased the automobiles again in 2016. However, he stopped making funds earlier than the lease ended.

Both automobiles had been repossessed, however Tyga nonetheless owes virtually $44,000 on the Ferrari and greater than $84,000 on the Rolls, for a grand complete of $127,789.73.

Despite a number of makes an attempt to gather fee, the rental firm claims Tyga hasn’t forked up the cash, so that they’re suing him for the complete quantity plus lawyer charges and curiosity.

Over the weekend at Floyd Mayweather’s birthday celebration, Tyga obtained into an argument with two males who had leased him a Maybach. Tyga was paying $6,000 a month, however reportedly fell behind on funds and the car was repossessed final month. After reportedly threatening the boys, Tyga was dragged out of the membership by safety earlier than making an attempt to drag his bodyguard’s gun.

COASTCITY: "Carribean Soul" Is The Name, The Game & The Aim

Los Angeles, CA – Time is cash for COASTCITY.

For the upstart Latin duo, touring all through the nation and overseas for reveals and work alternatives has change into a routine a part of life, and their cease in Los Angeles is simply as hectic as you’d count on. When I arrive at Nature’s Brew close to downtown to fulfill with them, their noon break is something however, with producer Danny Flores’ head buried in his laptop computer as he tweaks the combination to their upcoming single.

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“I’m actually bouncing tracks proper now as we do that interview. I’m right here although,” he says with a heat smile.

COASTCITY could also be lower than a yr faraway from the discharge of their self-titled debut EP, however they’re the furthest factor from being new to the music trade. Since starting their careers over a decade in the past, Danny Flores and Jean Rodriguez have labored with a few of music’s largest names comparable to CNCO and Beyonce, respectively, but it surely wasn’t till 2017 that they determined to formalize their musical connection and take a look at the waters as a duo.

“Danny was out right here in L.A., and I got here to work on my solo album that was going to be titled COASTCITY,” Jean says. “I used to be already at that time, we had been doing a lot collectively, I wished to market the entire venture as artist/producer.”

The two first met again in 2006, when Jean was making ready for a pageant look in Orlando. Jean wanted band members to help him on stage, and after a good friend urged Danny as a possible possibility, the singer satisfied the producer to go to him in Miami so they might get a way of one another’s on-stage chemistry.

“I believed he performed merengue,” Jean says with fun as he recalled his first impression of his future teammate. “He had a shiny shirt and white footwear; I opened the door and was like ‘Woah, okay.’”

Still, Danny’s willingness to drive over three hours only for a preliminary assembly spoke volumes to Jean, and earlier than lengthy the 2 had been plotting the primary of many dwell reveals. Over a decade later, their debut venture reveals the kind of synchronization you’d count on from them by now, with Jean’s vocals completely complementing the glowing, luxurious instrumentals by the use of Danny. At seven songs, it’s solely the start of what’s to come back from the rising duo, however nonetheless did greater than sufficient to earn them a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Latin Urban/Alternative/Rock Album.

“The first album, we had been creating the sound of COASTCITY; the second is the sound of COASTCITY,” Danny says. “Just having the ability to establish what that’s, so now, you’ll hear that Caribbean Soul all through all the new document.”

Spend a couple of minutes speaking to the 2 artists behind COASTCITY, and also you’ll hear that buzzword ‘Caribbean Soul’ come up early and infrequently. It’s a approach to describe their distinctive model of Latin R&B, involving vivid manufacturing decisions and plush soundscapes handled with a breezy, natural groove. The relaxed, but invigorating vibe particularly suits with Jean’s private power, forming the idea of what he listens to in his free time in addition to what he desires to create.

“I may very well be on the gymnasium listening to straight R&B,” he says. “I’m simply at all times on that chill mode.”

It applies to Danny as properly, though he admits he’s extra liable to flashes of anger. When his breakfast burrito arrives halfway by means of our dialog, the frustration on his face is obvious, and he’s fast to voice his displeasure on the burrito being “a bit of too sloppy.” Eventually, he reorders a plate of bacon and scrambled eggs which fulfill his urge for food, even when he says the plate is a bit of too soiled for his liking.

“You’ve seen these Snickers commercials, ‘you’re not you while you’re hungry,’ Jean says. “That’s Danny.”

Still, it’s that exact consideration to element that makes their self-titled EP such a high quality product, with impeccable preparations that enable every component within the combine to superbly construct off one another. Both Jean and Danny are closely concerned within the engineering course of, taking the additional time to get the proper pre-mix and generally dealing with the whole thing of the method themselves.

When it involves their track creation course of, it’s equally interwoven; generally Jean will ship over a free melody for Danny to flesh out, or Danny will deal with nearly all of the beat making course of and permit Jean to deal with the lyrics. You’ll not often hear Danny’s vocals on a monitor, however on their upcoming single “Salvaje” he steps to the mic to spit a verse, including new dynamics to enrich Jean’s singing.

“I’m popping out rapping a bit of bit, I believe it’s the primary time,” he says. “Other than that I’ll do loads of background vocals. It simply form of occurred that approach, but it surely sounded dope, so we left it.”

Now that the duo has laid the inspiration for the COASTCITY sound, they’re having fun with the liberty to really dig into the writing course of and do extra with their lyrics. Their subsequent album can be a way more private assortment than the primary, a venture which they are saying was a lot simpler to put in writing now that the template is absolutely in focus.

“That first album is a masterpiece that we’re very pleased with, however we tried loads of various things,” Jean says. “Now we all know what works and what didn’t, in a way, so it actually paved the street for the subsequent chapter.”

Relive the COASTCITY EP down beneath and observe the duo on Instagram @coastcity for extra updates.

Ashtani Enjoys The "Soca Life" While Performing In Trinidad

Ashanti is booked and busy, making an look this week in Trinidad and Tobago. She just lately collaborated with Machel Montano on their single “De Road,” so Ashanti joined the singer onstage for a energetic, grinding efficiency. Ashanti uploaded snapshots her time there on Instagram, sharing her pleasure with followers.

“I can’t even clarify the quantity enjoyable I had!!!!!,” Ashanti wrote. “One the very best experiences Ever!!! @machelmontano we havin a winin get together!!!! Lmaooo 🤣😂thankuuuuuu for all the things!!! Welcoming me & my household to the soca life & soca music!!! Trinidad Thanku soooooo a lot for displaying me a lot love!!! Truly humbled!!! Love yallll!!!!”

After all her “winin'” enjoyable is over, Ashanti will put together to return to the highway on her tour with former Murder Inc. labelmate Ja Rule. The two carried out collectively for six dates in February and can end f their tour in April with a further 5 reveals in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Canada, and Belgium.

Tyga’s Toss Of Shame Was Reportedly Over His Maybach Repossession

Hollywood, CA – For these questioning why Tyga was dragged out of Floyd Mayweather’s birthday celebration on the Sunset Room this weekend, TMZ reviews it was throughout a repossessed Maybach.

T-Raww leased a white Maybach for $6,000 a month however fell behind on funds, so it was repossessed in January.

Partygoers inform TMZ the boys Tyga leased the luxurious whip from occurred to cross paths with him on the social gathering and heated phrases have been allegedly exchanged. Consequently, the “Taste” rapper was tossed out the membership whereas the opening observe from 1998 movie Belly, Soul II Soul’s “Back 2 Life (However Do You Want Me),” cinematically performed within the background because the soundtrack.

Sources inform TMZ that the 29-year-old recording artist was upset as a result of he felt just like the Maybach was unlawfully repossessed. Tyga has since settled issues with each the boys and the bouncer.

Being entangled in lawsuits, evictions and having his automotive taken away for non-payment is a daily incidence for the Last Kings boss.

In 2016, the “Rack City” hitmaker had a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 488, in addition to a Maybach 62 S Landaulet that was hauled off whereas he was buying a Bentley Bentayga (or Bentley truck) for his then-girlfriend Kylie Jenner, repossessed.

Last yr, a social media firm sued him for $200,000 and this yr, Cash Money Records and Birdman claimed in a lawsuit spearheaded by Tyga himself that he really owes the label cash. He’s additionally being sued by Pretty Maw for allegedly utilizing elements of her track “17th” for his track “Swap Meet” with out paying her.

Now, Tyga has to cope with Soulja Boy being on his head about “placing him on” and allegedly smashing on his child’s mom Blac Chyna along with his just lately launched diss observe over Blueface’s “Thotiana.”

BBC Announces Upcoming Michael Jackson Documentary

With HBO’s controversial Leaving Neverland set to reach at the start March, it is no shock that different heavyweight networks have taken discover. BBC, the British broadcaster liable for many acclaimed collection, has ficially unveiled their very own upcoming Michael Jackson documentary. The operating title, Michael Jackson: The Rise and Fall, appears to counsel a extra introspective and historic take than HBO’s personal, which facilities across the testimony two alleged abuse survivors. BBC’s movie will draw from the findings “Jackson knowledgeable”  Jacques Peretti, and can arrive later this yr.

BBC Announces Upcoming Michael Jackson Documentary

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report from Variety signifies that The Rise And Fall will focus on MJ’s Jackson 5 days, subsequent solo profession, Neverland Ranch escapism and “This Is It” tour. It’s unlikely that HBO’s personal documentary will spill over into this one, nevertheless it would not be stunning to see some the darker content material coated in BBC’s movie; it does, in any case, cowl the “Fall.” Still, Jacques Peretti’s title as an MJ knowledgeable is not for nothing. The man has a wealth expertise, having already created three prior MJ documentaries: Michael Jackson: What Really Happened, Michael Jackson’s Last Days: What Really Happened, and Michael Jackson’s Secret Hollywood. 

The doc will premiere on the BBC afterward this yr. Clearly, there’s one thing to be mentioned about this renewed curiosity within the King Of Pop, which has discovered his identify in all method headlines. Questions legacy stay complicated, and it is doubtless the controversy will rage on till the cows come dwelling. Either means, we’ll have lots content material to peruse within the interim. 

Jerry Lorenzo Denies Rumors Of "Wheat" Nike Air Fear Of God SA

Jerry Lorenzo and his model Fear God have been teaming up with Nike for some fairly superb sneakers as late. The Nike Air Fear God 1 and the Nike Air Fear God SA or amongst these sneakers and yesterday we reported that rumors had been circulating over a possible new colorway the Shoot Around mannequin, that is available in a wheat shade scheme. The rumors got here courtesy  Twitter consumer @pyleaks and contained a photoshop rendering what the kicks would finally appear to be. Although, now it seems that Lorenzo himself is making an effort to debunk these rumors and let individuals know wheat colorway is not taking place.

“Yes, we sampled this #GardenGloveYellow Shoot Around. No, it is by no means been confirmed. Please cease believing photoshops,” Lorenzo mentioned on his Instagram story.

Jerry Lorenzo Denies Rumors Of "Wheat" Nike Air Fear Of God SA

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As we had talked about in our earlier article, the photoshop rendering was merely a rumor and that they need to solely be believed as soon as Nike or Fear God made an ficial announcement. Now that Lorenzo has commented on the shoe, it is secure to say that they will not be popping out anytime quickly. 

Meanwhile, Lorenzo has but to touch upon the Nike Air Fear God “Amarillo” colorway that some consider will likely be popping out this Summer.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Metallic Silver" Rumored Release Info

It seems like nearly each week we’ve been writing a couple of model new rumored or leaked Air Jordan 1 colorway. It is smart too. The Air Jordan 1 might be one if not the most well-liked Air Jordan sneaker on the market and has been for fairly a while. It first launched again in 1984 throughout Jordan’s first season within the NBA and since then, has launched in a plethora iconic colorways. While new colorways proceed to come back out and wow us, Jordan Brand is exhibiting no indicators slowing completely no indicators slowing down. Thanks to the Twitter account @HOUSEOFHEAT, we take a look at one other new colorway, dubbed “Metallic Silver.”

The picture above is just a rendering from House Heat however exhibits a fairly attention-grabbing idea because the metallic silver is complemented by black overlays and a purple Nike swoosh.

Once once more, that is merely a rumor and nothing is 100% confirmed as proper now so keep tuned for ficial updates on this sneaker. As per the Twitter submit, it seems to be like these are coming in January 2020.

Check out the particular particulars the shoe courtesy Sneaker Bar Detroit:

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-Gym Red-Black
Style Code: 555088-060
Release Date: January 2020
Price: $160

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feig Talks "Loki" Series & MCU Connectivity

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feig has efficiently pulled f a formidable feat, after which some. As one the minds answerable for the huge, interwoven Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is simple to take his contributions to the blockbuster panorama without any consideration. In quick, he is half the explanation why each DC and Universal Monsters tried their very own variant on the “shared universe,” to various levels success. Yet in the long run, Marvel’s cinematic universe reigns supreme, with field fice numbers and important acclaim to again up the play.

Now, with a pair new properties set to pop f on the Disney+ streaming service, together with Loki and Scarlet Witch & Vision, many have puzzled if they’ll lengthen into the huge umbrella the MCU. As it occurs, Feig has confirmed they’ll certainly stay half the universe. “These shall be Marvel Studios productions,” Feige stated, talking with ComicBook. “They shall be solely interwoven with each the present MCU, the previous MCU, and the long run the MCU.”

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feig Talks "Loki" Series & MCU Connectivity

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While it bolds effectively for followers the huge undertaking, lest we forgot the Netflix Universe was meant to increase into the MCU as effectively. The Avengers is referenced in Daredevil season 1, whereas Chitauri tech is used as an necessary plot gadget in Luke Cage. There are even references to Soko within the t-maligned, although maybe misunderstood Iron Fist. Only now, they’re all canceled. Maybe all of them died within the Thanos snap. That’s most likely what occurred. 

Solange Resurrects OG Social Network Site BlackPlanet

Twitter – As if Black History Month couldn’t get any extra eventful, Solange has introduced the early 2000s social networking web site BlackPlanet again to life within the title of latest music proper earlier than the shortest month of the yr involves an in depth.

BlackPlanet grew to prominence again when AOL was nonetheless on dial-up. At one level the location boasted over 20 million registered customers and was the fourth most-visited social networking site in America. This was manner earlier than Facebook and MySpace was a factor. Golden State Warrior champ Kevin Durant even had a web page earlier than he acquired drafted by the NBA in 2007.

“Find me on black planet !!,” Solo tweeted immediately (February 26) together with a hyperlink to her private BP web page. “black planet four evaaa.”

Her web page shows a montage of varied clips together with a sequence of quantity in parentheses all the way in which to 104. Next to a number of the numbers, there are quotes equivalent to “For the dangerous weaves and two methods” and “I made the pilgrimage again to the pagoda of third ward houston to reply this.”

As for the clips, they seem like behind the scene pictures of Solange posing in dazzling apparel and fancy boots, whereas subsequent to an old style whip.

Clicking on Solange’s title within the higher left-hand redirects to a silent, looped visible of three Black ladies who begin doing mysterious hand actions illuminated by the colours of purple, gold and inexperienced — which additionally occur to be to colours of the Pan-African flag.

Also on Solo’s profile is her “Dossier,” a set of images hailing from her A Seat At The Table period in addition to tour dates and the choice to enroll in her e-newsletter.

In October, Solange instructed the New York Times’s T Magazine that the follow-up to her 2016 album is full and gave fall because the anticipated timeframe of launch.

She says the music shall be jazz-infused “with digital and Hip Hop drum and bass” and can drop “at some mysterious and sudden second.”