St Paul, MN – Atmosphere established Minnesota’s Soundset music competition in 2008. On Wednesday (February 27), competition organizers unveiled one other star-studded lineup for Soundset’s 2019 version.
The competition will embody three most important levels with performances from Lil Wayne, DMX, SZA, Run The Jewels, Tech N9ne and lots of extra. There may even be a separate stage for turntablists internet hosting the likes of Just Blaze, DJ Spinderella and Cut Chemist.
DJ Nu-Mark, Slimkid3 and Austin Antoine — collectively recognized TRDMRK — have returned with a brand new video for “Pick It Up” that includes Dillon Cooper, which comes from the trio’s lately launched self-titled EP.
Directed by Matt Posada and animated by Chris McDaniel, the visible integrates psychedelic backdrops with surreal, summary imagery as Slimkid3 and Austin swap bars, and Nu-Mark juggles the 1s and 2s, keyboards, youngsters’ toys and a 7” file participant.
“I used to be impressed to shoot the video for ‘Pick It Up’ by following The Glitch on Instagram [Chris McDaniel],” Uncle Nu explains in a press launch. “I picked Matt as a result of I adopted a few of his work and knew that If I gave him the idea and Chris’s animation, he’d have the ability to contribute to the pot intimately.”
Slimkid3 tells HipHopDX, “Working on the ‘Pick It Up’ video was fascinating as a result of it was extra of a concentrated concentrate on components to drag off a visible trick. The ‘Hands Up’ video was excessive power right through. This video had targeted excessive power moments that turned out actually cool.”
Believe it or not, the thought was birthed on the ‘Gram.
“Thanks to on a regular basis I spend on Instagram, scrolling and sharing artwork with others, I managed to stumble throughout this superb artist referred to as The Glitch,” Slimkid3 explains. “With all of their superb photos in movement, I discovered so many superb photographs that I used to be like, ‘Let me ship this to Nu-Mark’ and Nu-Mark flipped. He was like, ‘Yo, we’d should get this man, T! He must do the video.’
“Then I consider Nu simply activated in tremendous mode and pressed to make it occur. I used to be comfortable as fuck once I acquired the information that we had been going to work with The Glitch crew. I knew we had a winner. It was good to see the push of the envelope video-wise from our unit as a result of once you take a look at the Pharcyde (BizarreRide) and Jurassic 5’s observe file, we wanted to make a video with a twist.”
Watch the “Pick It Up” video above and cop the TRDMRK EP here.
De La Soul has scored a small victory of their battle with Tommy Boy Records. On Tuesday (February 26), Pos, Dave and Maseo revealed their catalog would lastly be obtainable on digital platforms — however at a excessive worth.
According to an Instagram submit, 90 % of the streaming income would go to the label whereas 10 % could be divvied up between the group.
In the caption, De La urged their followers to help 2004’s The Grind Date and 2016’s And The Anonymous Nobody as an alternative, the 2 albums not launched by Tommy Boy.
Now, the legendary New York trio has help from TIDAL and JAY-Z. In one other Instagram submit, De La revealed the streaming service wouldn’t be sharing their catalog till their points with Tommy Boy had been hashed out.
“Dear Fans, simply obtained off the cellphone with TIDAL,” the submit learn. “In help of the artist, TIDAL has determined to not stream our catalog till this matter has been resolved. Thank you TIDAL…Thank you JAY.”
Prior to De La’s most up-to-date replace, the group defined how shocked they had been to listen to Tommy Boy wasn’t involved with any potential pattern clearance points — at the very least not now.
“Dear Fans…so examine this one out!!” the submit begins. Monday, when confronted and questioned whether or not or not all samples had been cleared for our catalogs streaming launch, Tommy Boy felt that it will be higher to maneuver ahead with the discharge and take care of all claims/lawsuits in a while…actually???? That’s simply not sensible enterprise. We don’t wish to be sued.”
They apologized to their followers within the caption.
“We are being positioned within the line of fireplace @discogs @spotify @applemusic @tidal @googleplay @deezer @vinylmeplease @amazonmusic,” it learn. “We perceive respect and recognize your help and enterprise.
“We remorse that you simply and followers have been place in the midst of this mess. De La Soul can’t afford negligent hurried enterprise. We are preventing for our livelihood. Imagine making an attempt to settle a #phantom2millionddollardebt and now doable lawsuits lurking??? There goes that 10% Thank you @tommyboyrecords.”
Several of De La’s friends have pledged help for his or her scenario, together with Questlove, A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White and The Beat Junkies’ DJ Rhettmatic. They’re calling for a “Tommy Boy Boycott.”
Hollywood, CA – Jordan Peele, who’s rocking the black-horror movie crown is bringing a reimagined model of the cult-classic Candyman to life, and in line with a report by Variety, it’s set to star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who — amongst different roles — performed Cadillac in Netflix’s The Get Down.
Most just lately seen within the function of Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman, Abdul-Mateen will tackle the function of the vengeful hook-wielding title-character, initially portrayed by Tony Todd in 1992. The movie goes to happen in its authentic Chicago location, albeit a newly gentrified setting moderately than the Cabrini-Green housing tasks within the authentic.
In an interview with SYFY in December, 2018, the OG Candyman mentioned he had combined emotions in regards to the reboot, however did say “Even in the event that they make it with out me, which I doubt, the eye the brand new film will create will lead of us again to the unique [film] as a result of folks prefer to see the supply materials.”
The movie is about to launch in theatres on June 12, 2020. Abdul-Mateen can also be starring in Peele’s Us, which opens in theaters this March.
Los Angeles, CA – Anderson .Paak has introduced his subsequent album Ventura is on its means. According to a press launch, the undertaking is predicted to reach on April 12. Just like his final album Oxnard, the upcoming effort is govt produced by Dr. Dre and shall be delivered Aftermath Entertainment.
As Paak hinted on a current episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,Ventura was recorded concurrently Oxnard.
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“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to seek out this voice of mine,” Paak stated within the press launch. “One city over I went additional and located my depth. The duality of every place impressed me vastly and from that I made two albums at the very same time however held one again as a result of that might have been too many songs to carry out reside for you all!
“I like ending issues on a fair quantity so welcome to Ventura.”
Paak, who gained a Best Rap Song Grammy for “Bubblin’” earlier this month, additionally unveiled a number of U.S. tour dates.
The run kicks off on May 17 in Nashville and concludes on June 27 in San Francisco with stops at legacy venues equivalent to Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater alongside the best way. Special visitors Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac Demarco and Jessie Reyez will seem on choose dates.
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.”
Los Angeles, CA – T-Pain is again with 1UP, his first album since 2017’s Oblivion. This undertaking serves as Tallahassee Pain’s inaugural unbiased launch with Cinematic Music Group.
Boasting 12 tracks, the album options visitor spots from Boosie Badazz, Flipp Dinero, Lil Wayne, OT Genasis, Tory Lanez, Russ and Profit Dinero.
In addition to the album, the Grammy Award-winning artist has introduced the upcoming 1UP tour, which begins on March 16 in San Antonio. The 15-stop run wraps in San Diego on April 9.
Check out the 1UP album stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath together with the 1UP tour dates. Tickets to the tour may be bought here.
three/16 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
three/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
three/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
three/22 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
three/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale
three/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
three/26 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan
three/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
three/29 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
three/30 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
four/1 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
four/three – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
four/four – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
four/eight – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
four/9 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
1. 1UP f. Profit Dinero
2. RIP to the Parking Lot f. Boosie Badazz
three. U Up
four. Getcha Roll On f. Tory Lanez
5. Be Your X
6. It’s My Dog’s Birthday
7. We All We Got
eight. Keep This from Me
9. A Million Times f. OT Genasis
10. All I Want f. Flipp Dinero
11. Here It Comes f. Russ
12. Goat Talk f. Lil Wayne
Comedian TK Kirkland lately sat down with VladTV to debate touring with N.W.A again within the day and the wild sexual encounters that have been routine on the time.
During the interview, Kirkland recalled MC Ren swooping in on his woman whereas he was off at soundcheck. The message was delivered by Eazy-E who thought the entire scenario was nothing in need of hilarious.
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“The factor about Eazy is that they stored every little thing away from me or I stored every little thing away from myself,” he says. “I by no means knew what they actually was doing till in the future — you recognize, I’ve at all times been a participant my entire life. I flew a lady from Kansas City to Sun City. Thought I used to be being the person. The supervisor at the moment was saying, ‘TK, you’ll be able to’t convey her, however this bitch was so advantageous I needed to have her.
“So she meets us in one other metropolis. She comes, we hang around, we buy groceries. But now I gotta be on stage at 6 that night for mic examine. I go away her within the room. I’m like ‘Damn she’s not again but?’ I’m not tripping. So she lastly exhibits up. The present was nice. Eazy, MC Ren, all of us, we was having an excellent time.”
But what occurred subsequent, Kirkland wasn’t anticipating.
“Later at evening, me and the woman is laying within the mattress,” he continues. “I get this knock on the door about 2, three o’clock within the morning. Eazy says, ‘T, come out for a minute.’ I acquired out within the hallway and he says, ‘Yo, Ren fucked your woman when you have been doing mic examine. I simply needed you to know.’ He fell on the ground and was simply rolling down the hallway in stitches.
“I needed to take the woman, put her out within the hallway, take her shit, put it out within the hallway and by no means spoke to her once more simply as a person. I couldn’t let her keep within the room with me like that. Again, salute to MC Ren for displaying me how at the moment, hoes ain’t shit.”
Eazy’s voracious sexual urge for food in the end caught up with him when he contracted HIV from a associate. The Hip Hop legend died in March 1995, forsaking 11 kids with 10 totally different ladies.
First, West praises Oliver for elevating the streetwear aesthetic to Fashion Week ranges in addition to his work with Helmut Lang in 2017 by calling him one among this generations’ “strongest” designers.
The HBA founder’s last show was in 2015 and due to the influence Shayne’s had on the style trade, Kanye needed to know the rationale for his hiatus.
“Of this complete crew that got here up across the identical time, you’re the most deserving of one among these positions. So it’s fascinating to me once you get these conditions, as a result of, like, I’ve been preventing and struggling and arguing and speaking and having dialog after dialog about being the inventive director of adidas,” Kanye confesses. “It’s simply fucking apparent, proper?”
As far as Hood By Air’s attainable return, Shayne doesn’t take a look at his step again from the corporate as everlasting. It was the pomp and circumstances of style week and stress over the schedule that turned him off.
He compares his break to that of an artist in between albums.
“I form of respect the way in which that music does it, the place you launch an album, after which the tour and promotion is all simply based mostly on that factor you created within the studio for a extremely very long time. I feel that designers must be allowed to do this now, particularly since that’s precisely how folks work together with clothes at this level,” he says.
One subject West didn’t contact on was A$AP Rocky’s beef with Shayne stemming again to 2014 when he dissed the model on his tune “Multiply” off his 2015 album At.Long.Last.ASAP. The Harlem rapper took declare for HBA’s rise in an interview with Complex in 2015 and voiced his displeasure of not being acknowledged as a pioneer.
“I appreciated it after I was means youthful,” Rocky mentioned on the time. “It had somewhat run right here and there, however no person ever actually kicked it off. I knew Shayne on a private be aware. I used to be like: ‘Yo, let’s carry this shit again.’ It took me years. Shayne’s cussed. He’d give me a sweater one yr, a T-shirt one yr. It was like that. I’ve quite a lot of shit from again within the day, and I’d say after ‘Peso’—as a result of we’ve got Hood by Air within the ‘Peso’ video—by the point it hit 2012, 2013, he was prepared. Because I used to be on the market within the area. I simply made that shit look jiggy.”
Read the complete interview between Kanye West and Shayne Oliver for Interview Magazine here.
Atlanta, GA – Ty Dolla $ign stands to have his drug possession prices utterly lifted with only one stipulation — no weed for 13 weeks.
According to TMZ, Atlanta prosecutors struck a take care of Ty’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, final week that ended with Ty Dolla $ign coming into an internet drug prevention program as part of Georgia’s Second Chance program.
The “Swalla” singer should keep away from marijuana and prescribed drugs and will probably be topic to random drug testing all through this system’s typical 13-week length.
South Orange, NJ – Pete Davidson took cost throughout a stand-up routine at New Jersey’s South Orange Performing Arts Center on Monday (February 25) when a heckler evidently took issues a bit of too far. As the Saturday Night Live solid member’s set was getting underway, he was met with a remark he didn’t notably like.
“My good friend died at my residence,” he says. Before he might end his thought, somebody yells out, “Mac Miller?”
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Davidson replies, “Oh Jesus Christ. Whoever stated that, we’re getting him out … I cannot proceed till that child’s gone. Find him … I’ll depart. If you need the present to proceed, name out the one that did it and get him the fuck out. Get his a reimbursement and get him the fuck out. I don’t cope with that shit at my present.
“If you sit subsequent to the one that did that, name it out. ‘Cause I’ll simply depart proper now. I don’t give a shit. I’m not making a lot cash at this present. This present is only for enjoyable … I’m not going to have that shit at my present … I’ll wait. Hope you’re pleased with your self. You simply fucking fucked up the whole lot.”
Before Davidson ends his tirade, he says to ensure the person will get his a reimbursement.
“I don’t need his cash,” he says.
Miller’s September 2018 demise reportedly led to Davidson’s break up with pop princess Ariana Grande.
She’d dated Miller for roughly two years earlier than calling it quits final May. Grande acquired engaged to Davidson shortly after.
Sources near Grande and Davidson stated she was in an “extremely darkish place” following Miller’s overdose.
Atlanta, GA – Lil Uzi Vert has reportedly been hit with a $600,000 lawsuit after he “unexpectedly” canceled a scheduled efficiency on the Tucson Convention Center final October.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an Arizona live performance promoter says Lil Uzi price them over $600,000 when he canceled it. An exhibit within the court docket file reveals Lil Uzi signed an settlement with the promoters on August 13, 2018 forward of the October 20 present.
The night time earlier than the present, the venue tweeted the present had been “postponed” however failed to supply a brand new date.
New York, NY – The males who stand accused of robbing Safaree at gunpoint have been indicted on a number of fees.
According to TMZ, Shawn Harewood, Tacuma Ashman and Carl Harry had been indicted on seven counts, together with armed theft within the first diploma, illegal possession of a gun within the second diploma and resisting arrest.
The incident occurred in New York City final April in plain view of a number of surveillance cameras. The three males had been tailing Safaree for a while and finally robbed him of $180,00zero in money and jewellery.
The Love & Hip Hop star was within the Big Apple doing press rounds on the time. Shortly after the incident, he appeared on Power 105.1 the place he instructed Angie Martinez concerning the terrifying ordeal with tears in his eyes.
“A pair hours in the past, I simply acquired robbed,” Safaree instructed her. “Two dudes with weapons simply ran up on me. Had me face down on the ground with a gun to my head. They simply took every little thing.”
One of the alleged robbers is somebody Safaree knew nicely. If convicted, all three males resist 20 years in jail.
Miramar, FL – YNW Melly was arrested earlier this month for allegedly killing fellow artists YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy.
New proof suggests Melly concocted an elaborate plan to make it appear like his two mates had been killed in a drive-by taking pictures. TMZ stories Melly’s pal Cortlen Henry drove the 2 deceased victims to the emergency room within the early morning hours of October 26, 2018.
When Henry arrived, he requested the medical employees to assist his two mates who had been simply shot in a drive-by. Police mentioned each victims — actual names Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. — had been pronounced useless on the hospital after struggling a number of gunshot wounds.
(2/2) Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by taking pictures. pic.twitter.com/EukFxD4OEq
Henry defined to police he and his two mates had simply completed a late night time studio session and as he was getting off the freeway, a car pulled as much as his driver’s facet and opened fireplace. Police confirmed there have been eight bullet holes on the best facet of the automotive the place Williams and Thomas had been sitting. Henry wasn’t hit.
The extra police investigated Henry’s story, the extra forensic proof they discovered suggesting Henry’s account was fabricated. Cops mentioned they found a shell casing inside Henry’s car and eight extra at one other location the place police assume Melly and Henry shot up the automotive to stage a drive-by.
Police imagine the primary shot got here from contained in the car and originated from the left rear passenger facet of the automotive the place Melly was sitting. Surveillance footage from the recording studio confirms Melly received into the again left seat.
According to police, after Williams and Thomas had been shot, Melly and Henry drove round with the useless our bodies “for a time period” earlier than going to the ER. Henry later advised investigators Melly was in the identical automotive with them however ultimately switched autos.
Melly and Henry had been arrested on February 13 on costs of first-degree homicide. If convicted, they withstand life in jail.