Fyre Festival Will Auction Merch To Cover Legal Damages

The Fyre Festival continues to make headlines, lengthy after its disastrous launch in the summertime 2017. Thanks to a pair common and informative documentaries on Netflix & Hulu, most people was given a deeper perception into what many, many issues went incorrect. Despite the doomed nature the competition, the precise launch went additional south than anybody may need anticipated, with attendees reverting to Lord Of The Flies upon dusk. One explicit douchebag even boasted about peeing on mattresses to forestall anybody from sleeping close by.

In any case, the festival-turned-apocalypse has led to no scarcity lawsuits, with little to no supply earnings to rectify the scorned. As a consequence, the minds behind FYRE have turned to the unconventional, seeking to capitalize on the competition’s notorious place in fashionable popular culture. Though there stays an approximated $26 million in damages to payout, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office has determined to public sale f ficial merchandise from the competition. 

“We have an assortment the ‘actual factor’ Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands and medallions,” explains a United States Marshals spokesperson. “We know that there’s great curiosity in these things within the NY metro space particularly….Our goal at all times is to get the funds again to the victims as quick as we will in circumstances the place there are victims.” Would you be inquisitive about copping some Fyre merchandise? Pee-pee soaked double mattress, beginning bid, 120$! 

Tory Lanez, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Young Thug Tapped For Texas’ Neon Desert Music Festival

As Spring approaches and the temperature begins to warmth up increasingly more, festivals are dropping f their stellar line-ups for the upcoming season music festivals, getting folks prepared for sunshine, good music and good vibes on seashore fronts, parks or inner-city venues. 

The newest line-up has been introduced by Texas’ Neon Desert Music Festival happening on May 25th and May 26th in El Paso. The 40 performers have been revealed and a few the note-worthy must-see acts are Tory Lanez, Miguel, Gunna, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, Kali Uchis, Steve Aoki and plenty tons extra. 

Tory Lanez, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Young Thug Tapped For Texas' Neon Desert Music Festival
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Tickets are on the market on the pageant’s ficial website with two-day common admission beginning at $119 USD, and single day common admission going for $89 USD. VIP platinum and common packages are additionally out there.  

Last 12 months’s music pageant pulled in over 30,000 attendees that includes performances by Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Lacrae, Boogie and extra.

Check out more festival announcements for this summer season and do your self a favour and lock down tickets from now, to present your self one thing to stay up for within the coming months. 

Warner/Chappell Writes Open Letter, Vowing to Defeat Spotify's CRB Appeal

Warner/Chappell has lent its assist towards Spotify’s choice to attraction the CRB songwriter royalty enhance.

Last month, in a split-decision, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) dominated in favor of a 44% songwriter royalty enhance on streaming music companies.

Praising the ruling, National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) President David Israelite ,

NMPA and NSAI [Nashville Songwriters Association International] fought laborious to extend songwriter royalties by 44%.

He additionally warned digital music companies to keep away from interesting the CRB’s choice.

The digital music corporations now have 30 days to attraction that ruling, and in impact declare struggle on songwriters.

The CRB’s ruling marks the primary time in 110 years songwriters have obtained a royalty enhance.

The transfer didn’t sit effectively with main streaming music corporations.  Soon after, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and Google the 44% enhance.  Working in tandem, they filed a discover with the U.S. District Court of Appeals.

According to all 4 corporations, the ruling “raises severe procedural and substantive issues.”

The attraction didn’t sit effectively with prime music business executives and notable songwriters.

In a put up to his 89 million followers, Irving Azoff ,

Apple understands they’re within the artist enterprise.  Clearly, Google, Pandora, Spotify and Amazon don’t.

Apple had quietly chosen to assist the songwriter royalty enhance.

Justin Tranter, who has written songs for Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Justin Bieber, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Gwen Stefani, added,

Without songs, these tech corporations don’t have anything to stream/promote.  Shameful.

Others weren’t as cordial.

Pushing for music followers and songwriters to “mobilize” towards Spotify and Amazon, Kenny MacPherson, Founder and CEO of Big Deal Music, wrote,

Jeff Bezos might be the richest man on this planet and Daniel [Ek] is on his means.  They created an excellent product, so why not assist one other nice creation – SONGWRITING.

Dina LaPolt, a notable music lawyer, took a extra direct method of her criticism towards the streaming music large.

Spotify, you low cost items of s—t.   F—okay you and your secret bulls—t Genius awards.  You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.”

Now, a significant music writer has printed an open letter, slamming the businesses who’ve challenged the CRB’s ruling.

Warner/Chappell stands with songwriters.

Standing with a latest assertion from Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell has also urged its songwriters to battle again.

In an open letter, Carianne Marshall, the corporate’s Chief Operating Officer, wrote the CRB had granted a rise of obligatory mechanical charges.  Paid to songwriters, charges would enhance from 10.5% to 15.1% over the subsequent 5 years.  The choice got here, she added, after “rigorous session” with many corporations.  These included a variety of tech corporations, in addition to songwriters and publishers.

The ensuing charge enhance was truthful in addition to overdue.”

Adding the controversy ought to have ‘rested’ there, Spotify, Amazon, Google, and Pandora as an alternative appealed the choice.  These corporations, wrote Marshall, did so with the goal of decreasing or eliminating the royalty charge will increase.  The CRB had granted this to songwriters.

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and different commerce our bodies, of which Warner/Chappell is a member, are being very vocal of their opposition to this attraction.

Stating the writer values its relationships with corporations that assist ship music to followers, Marshall referred to as the attraction “unacceptable.”

As such, we’ll vigorously search to guard the worth of music and passionately promote the rights of songwriters.

Warner/Chappell, she continues, has pledged to work carefully with the NMPA and policymakers in Washington DC to make sure the attraction’s defeat.

We additionally encourage you to lend your assist to NMPA by retweeting them here.

If you may have any questions, we’re all the time right here to speak.

Carianne.”

 


 

Watch the Trailer for Meek Mill’s Docuseries ‘Free Meek’

Meek Mill’s docuseries is coming to Amazon.

Before a sold-out crowd in his hometown of Philadelphia over the newly-designated Meek Mill Weekend on Saturday (Mar. 16), Meek Mill debuted the official trailer for his upcoming Amazon Prime Video documentary, Free Meek.

Free Meek follows Meek and his combat for freedom whereas advocating for felony justice reform. Executive produced by JAY-Z, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, the collection will provide “unprecedented entry” into Meek’s life and profession, whereas “demonstrating the unfavorable results lengthy tail probation is having on city communities of shade,” based on a press launch.

“I by no means actually checked out it as a nightmare,” says Meek whereas reflecting on his journey within the minute-long trailer. “I checked out it as actual life for a black child in America. This is actual life.”

Free Meek will premiere this summer season on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the teaser under.

#DXCLUSIVE: Nacho Picasso Channels Will Smith For "Mary Ok" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – Seattle’s Rap Cult Leader Nacho Picasso is again with a brand new visible for “Mary Ok.” The monitor comes roughly one yr after his Role Model EP, which included manufacturing from his SRFSCHL label proprietor Harry Fraud.

“I wrote ‘Mary Ok’ one morning in Sunday School,” Nacho tells HipHopDX. “It’s a darkish, eerie rage induced melody impressed by actual life occasions and Will Smith’s 1991 hit ‘Summertime.’”

Produced by S.A.T., “Mary Ok” is taken from Nacho’s upcoming Nachferatu album and follows “Rap Ralph Bakshi, “Devon Aoki” and “Everybody Big Bro” in addition to “Mary Ok.” Pre-orders embody instant-grat downloads of all 4 tracks.

Nachferatu formally arrives on April 5.

Until then, watch the “Mary Ok” video above and pre-order the mission here. 

Madlib Previews Unreleased Mac Miller Collaboration At San Diego Show

San Diego, CA – Madlib’s latest DJ set changed into a showcase of collaborations stashed in his vault. The acclaimed producer previewed an unreleased tune that includes the late Mac Miller and Thundercat throughout a present in San Diego on Saturday evening (March 16).

The set additionally included an unreleased observe with Freddie Gibbs, which is able to presumably seem on their upcoming album Bandana.

Madlib’s collaboration with Miller could also be proof the 2 recorded an album collectively previous to Miller’s loss of life in September 2018. In a latest interview with DJBooth, producer Thelonious Martin instructed a narrative about Madlib revealing the LP’s existence to him final summer time.

“[Miller] had this Madlib album, referred to as Maclib,” Martin stated. “I opened for Madlib in Chicago final summer time at Pitchfork. So I’m opening for Madlib, and about 15, 20 minutes left in my set, Madlib pulls up. Pete Rock walks up as nicely.

“So I’m attempting to focus and DJ, and Madlib will get on and 15 minutes into his set he simply randomly performs a Mac Miller joint. And I flip to him, I’m like, ‘There’s extra of those, proper?’ He stated, ‘Oh, yeah, there’s an entire album. Maclib.’ What! What! He simply saved transferring on together with his DJ set. If Madlib decides to bless the world with that undertaking, he ought to.”

For now, hearken to what Madlib cooked up with Miller and Thundercat — and Gibbs — above.

Watch Meek Mill’s Amazon Documentary Series Teaser

Meek Mill and Amazon are giving followers a preview of their upcoming documentary collection Free Meek. A teaser for the six-part docu-series, which is government produced by JAY-Z, has been launched on-line.

Free Meek is an upcoming documentary collection that may comply with Meek and his struggle for exoneration whereas exposing flaws within the felony justice system,” reads a synopsis for the collection.

“In collaboration with Meek and government producers Shawn Carter, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, and produced by Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), the collection will give viewers unprecedented entry to the star’s life, profession, and felony justice odyssey, whereas demonstrating the adverse results lengthy tail probation is having on city communities of coloration.”

Meek, Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation started engaged on the collection shortly after the Philly-bred MC was launched from jail in April 2018. The collection is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this summer time.

“#FreeMeek explores my life and the issues within the felony justice system which have haunted me and others like me,” Meek wrote on Twitter. “Coming this Summer on @PrimeVideo.”

Check out the Free Meek teaser above on YouTube or beneath Twitter.

Demi Lovato Reflects On Would-Be Seven Year Sobriety Anniversary

Recovery is a lifelong course of and a troublesome one at that. Those who bravely select to stroll the street restoration from drug abuse, substance abuse, poisonous relationships, or any kind dependancy is aware of that relapse is a really actual risk. Demi Lovato has lived her life within the highlight since she was a toddler, and whereas fame and fortune make it look as if she’s residing the nice life with no care on this planet, the singer faces dependancy points which have interrupted her life.

Lovato took a second to mirror on her restoration journey by posting a sequence texts on her Instagram story. “Today I’d’ve had 7 years sober,” the 26-year-old wrote. “I don’t remorse going out as a result of I wanted to make these errors however I need to always remember that’s precisely what they had been: errors.”

“Grateful that AA/NA by no means shuts the door on you regardless of what number of occasions you must begin your time over,” Lovato continued. “I didn’t lose 6 years; I’ll all the time have that have however now I simply get so as to add to that point with a brand new journey and time rely. If you’ve relapsed and are afraid to get assist once more, simply comprehend it’s doable to take that step in the direction of restoration. If you’re alive immediately, you can also make it again. You’re price it.”

Last summer time, Lovato was hospitalized after struggling a near-fatal overdose, reportedly after she ingested fentanyl-laced oxycontin. The singer was blissful to share her restoration triumphs with followers after her launch from rehab, however final month it was reported that she returned to a facility for her dependancy. The information got here after Lovato was criticized on-line for saying she was laughing at 21 Savage memes that involved his ICE incarceration.

When rapper Wale requested her what she thought was humorous a couple of man in jail, Lovato wrote on social media that he was simply upset she curved him. People throughout all social networks weren’t blissful along with her response, and a few have speculated that the backlash aided in her relapsing.

Timbaland & Def Jam Announce Partnership

New York, NY – Timbaland has inked a take care of the legendary Def Jam Recordings imprint. According to a press launch, Timbo’s Mosley Music Group and the quintessential Hip Hop label have linked up with Chicago’s Cosha TG, who simply launched his debut Summer Nights EP as a part of the brand new enterprise.

“Timbaland is nothing wanting a residing legend, having redefined and pushed the sound of hip-hop ahead for many years,” Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg mentioned in an announcement. “We are so proud and excited to companion with him on this subsequent chapter of his exceptional journey.”

Timbo added, “We are glad to be companions with Paul Rosenberg and Def Jam. Paul has an entrepreneurial perspective on our trade, as he comes from not solely the label facet of the enterprise however administration as properly. Our Mosley Music crew and roster are proud to be aligned with such an iconic label as Def Jam.”

Cosha TG’s Summer Nights EP was produced by the veteran producer and his manufacturing crew THE manufacturing facility.

The mission arrived on Friday (March 15) the Good Vibes Forever/Mosley Music imprint Def Jam. The burgeoning Chi-Town artist was signed by Mosley Music president Gary Marella and Good Vibes label head SB.

Check out Cosha TG’s  “Call My Phone” video above and catch Timbo in motion under.

Louis Vuitton And Virgil Abloh Pull Michael Jackson-Themed Clothes

As half the Louis Vuitton summer season menswear assortment designed by Off-White founder Virgil Abloh, there have been purported to be some items that had been impressed by Michael Jackson. It was an fascinating assortment that has in the end been pulled by Louis Vuitton in mild the current controversy attributable to the Leaving Neverland documentary, in accordance with SPIN. The documentary in query takes a have a look at the alleged sexual abuse allegations in opposition to Michael Jackson and his relationships with youthful boys. 

In a report by Reuters, Abloh maintains that he by no means actually knew concerning the documentary previous to designing the gathering and that he wished to showcase the optimistic aspect MJ. “I’m conscious that in mild this documentary, the present has brought about emotional reactions,” Abloh stated. “I strictly condemn any type baby abuse, violence or infringement in opposition to any human rights.”

Louis Vuitton And Virgil Abloh Pull Michael Jackson-Themed Clothes

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Louis Vuitton is not the one firm to take a stand in opposition to the King Pop. Radio stations all over the world have banded collectively to cease taking part in MJ’s music. The response Jackson has acquired is similar to that R. Kelly after the Surviving R. Kelly collection got here out.

The items which were pulled had been reportedly impressed by the “Billie Jean” music video.

Here’s The Complete List Of Winners From iHeartRadio’s 2019 Awards Show

The iHeartRadio 2019 Awards Show passed off final evening in Los Angeles and welcomed some the most important acts in music to simply accept a couple of golden statues based mostly on the efficiency their music heard on iHeartMedia radio stations from the previous 12 months. Aside from some memorable efficiency from Halsey, Alicia Keys and her son, John Legend, Ariana Grande and extra there was much more notable wins from the evening. 

Here's The Complete List Of Winners From iHeartRadio's 2019 Awards Show
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Cardi B pulled in one other nod since successful Best Hip-Hop Artist award, Ariana Grande received Artist the Year and Female Artist the Year, Drake received Male Artist the Year and BlocBoy JB received Best New Hip-Hop Artist.

“ANOTHER ONE CHAMP, I TOLD EVERYBODY THIS WOULD HAPPEN 🤣🤣🤣,” Offset wrote on Instagram, shouting out his spouse for her seemingly neverending accomplishments. “PROUD OF YOU. KEEP KILLING AND GRINDING.”

Peep the complete record winners beneath.

Tour the Year

WINNER: Taylor Swift, Reputation Stadium Tour

Artist the Decade

WINNER: Garth Brooks

iHeartRadio Innovator Award

WINNER: Alicia Keys

Fangirls Award

WINNER: Halsey

Most Thumbed-Up Artist the Year

WINNER: Imagine Dragons

Artist the Year

WINNER: Ariana Grande

Song the Year

“Better Now,” Post Malone

“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 that includes Cardi B

“God’s Plan,” Drake

“Perfect,” Ed Sheeran

WINNER: “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Female Artist the Year

WINNER: Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Dua Lipa

Halsey

Male Artist the Year

WINNER: Drake

Ed Sheeran

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group the Year

WINNER: 5 Seconds Summer

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Panic! At The disco

twenty one pilots

Best Collaboration

WINNER: “Finesse (Remix),” Bruno Mars that includes Cardi B

“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 that includes Cardi B

“I Like It,” Cardi B that includes Bad Bunny and J Balvin

“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best New Pop Artist

Bazzi

Lauv

WINNER: Marshmello

MAX

NF

Alternative Rock Song the Year

“Africa,” Weezer

“Broken,” lovelytheband

“Happier,” Marshemllo that includes Bastille

WINNER: “High Hopes,” Panic! At The Disco

“Natural,” Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Artist the Year

WINNER: Imagine Dragons

lovelytheband

Panic! At The Disco

Portugal. The Man

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist

AJR

Badflower

Billie Eilish

WINNER:  lovelytheband

Two Feet

Rock Song the Year

“Are You Ready,” Disturbed

“Bulletpro,” Godsmack

“Devil,” Shinedown

WINNER: “Safari Song,” Greta Van Fleet

“Zombie,” Bad Wolves

Rock Artist the Year

Five Finger Death Punch

Godsmack

Greta Van Fleet

Shinedown

WINNER: Three Days Grace

Country Song the Year

“Heaven,” Kane Brown

“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha that includes Florida Georgia Line

“Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan

“Rich,” Maren Morris

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Country Artist the Year

Carrie Underwood

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

WINNER: Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist

Carly Pearce

Dylon Scott

WINNER: Jordan Davis

LANCO

Russell Dickerson

Dance Song the Year

“Friends,” Marshmello and Anne-Marie

“Happier,” Marshmello that includes Bastille

“One Kiss,” Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa

“Remind Me to Forget,” Kygo that includes Miguel

WINNER: “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist the Year

Calvin Harris

Kygo

WINNER: Marshmello

The Chainsmokers

Zedd

Hip-Hop Song the Year

WINNER: “God’s Plan,” Drake

“I Like It, Cardi B that includes Bad Bunny and J Balvin

“In My Feelings,” Drake

“Nice for What,” Drake

“Psycho,” Post Malone that includes Ty Dolla $ign

Hip-Hop Artist the Year

WINNER: Cardi B

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: BlocBoy JB

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Lil Pump

XXXTENTACION

R&B Song the Year

WINNER: “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

“Finesse (Remix),” Bruno Mars that includes Cardi B

“Medicine,” Queen Naija

“Sky Walker,” Miguel that includes Travis Scott

“When We,” Tank

R&B Artist the Year

Daniel Caesar

WINNER: Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Miguel

SZA

Best New R&B Artist

Brent Faiyaz

WINNER: Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Queen Naija

TK Kravitz

Latin Song the Year

“Clandestino,” Shakira that includes Maluma

“Dura,” Daddy Yankee

“Echame La Culpa,” Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato

“Me Niego,” Reik that includes Ozuna and Wisin

WINNER: “X,” Nicky Jam and J Balvin

Latin Artist the Year

WINNER: Bad Bunny

Daddy Yankee

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Best New Latin Artist

Lele Pons

WINNER: Manuel Turizo

Mau y Ricky

Nio Garcia

Raymix

Regional Mexican Song the Year

“Entre Beso y Beso,” La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

“Me Dejé Llevar,” Christian Nodal

“Mejor Me Alejo,” Banda MS

“Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú,” Calibre 50

WINNER: “Mitad Y Mitad,” Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist the Year

Banda Carnaval

Banda sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

WINNER: Calibre 50

Christian Nodal

Gerardo Ortiz 

Best Lyrics (Socially Voted Category)

WINNER: “Consequences,” Camila Cabello

“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 that includes Cardi B

“God’s Plan,” Drake

“In My Blood,” Shawn Mendes

“thank u, subsequent,” Ariana Grande

“Without Me,” Halsey

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category)

“A Million Dreams,” Pink and Willow Sage

“Africa,” Weezer

“Crying within the Club,” Niall Horan

“Fast Car” Khalid

“In My Blood,” Charlie Puth

“Lucid Dreams,” Halsey

“Me, Myself & I,” Zayn

“Natural Woman,” Ariana Grande

“Rewrite the Stars,” Anne-Marie and James Arthur

WINNER: “You’re Still the One,” Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves

“Under Pressure,” Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger

“Your Song,” Lady Gaga

Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)

WINNER: “Delicate,” Taylor Swift

“Dura,” Daddy Yankee

“Finesse (Remix),” Bruno Mars that includes Cardi B

“Freaky Friday,” Lil Dicky and Chris Brown

“Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 that includes Cardi B

“God’s Plan,” Drake

“I Like It,” Cardi B that includes J Balvin and Bad Bunny

“One Kiss,” Cardi B that includes J Balvin and Bad Bunny

“Psycho,” Post Malone that includes Ty Dolla $ign

“Taki Taki,” DJ Snake that includes Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B

“thank u, subsequent,” Ariana Grande

“This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Social Star Award (Socially Voted Category)

WINNER: Agnez Mo

Bhad Bhabie

Dylan Minnette

Joji

Lele Pons

Loren Gray

Mason Ramsey

Queen Naija

Tana Mongeau

Trixie Mattel

Cutest Musician’s Pet (Socially Voted Category)

Asia, Lady Gaga

Edgar, Brett Eldredge

Goodwin, Sabrina Carpenter

WINNER: Gracie, Lauren Jauregui

Hatchi, Perrie Edwards

Mooshu, Alex Pall

Piggy Smallz, Ariana Grande

Best Solo Breakout (Socially Voted Category)

Ally Brooke

Dinah Jane

Lauren Jauregui

Normani

WINNER: Tiffany Young

Song That Left Us Shook (Socially Voted Category)

“Here Comes the Change,” Kesha

WINNER: “I am going to Never Love Again,” Lady Gaga

“One Day,” Logic that includes Ryan Tedder

“thank u, subsequent,” Ariana Grande

“This Is America,” Childish Gambino

“Youth,” Shawn Mendes and Khalid

Timbaland Strikes New Deal With Def Jam Records

All indicators appear to point that Timbaland is gearing up for a large yr. The legendary producer has been lining his Instagram with snippets, together with a short glimpse at upcoming collaborations with Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. It’s secure to say that large Timbo has some warmth within the stash, and it would not be stunning to see him return to the fold in a serious manner. Now, Variety has announced that Timbaland has ficially inked a cope with Def Jam Records, a long-term three way partnership settlement to be particular. 

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The deal will unite Timbo’s Mosley Music Group with Def Jam data, and CEO Paul Rosenberg was fast to reward Timbo’s contributions to the trigger. “Timbaland is nothing quick a dwelling legend, having redefined and pushed the sound hip-hop ahead for many years,” mentioned Rosenberg. “We are so proud and excited to companion with him on this subsequent chapter his exceptional journey.”

Timbaland returned the favor, praising Rosenberg and his new label in type. “We are completely satisfied to be companions with Paul Rosenberg and Def Jam,” praises Tim. “Paul has an entrepreneurial perspective on our business, as he comes from not solely the label facet the enterprise however administration as properly.  Our Mosley Music workforce and roster are proud to be aligned with such an iconic label as Def Jam.”

Expect large issues to come back from Timbo and his Mosley Music household. Mosley Music’s Cosha TG just lately dropped f the enterprise’s first launch, EP Summer Nights. Congrats to Timbaland and Paul Rosenberg for locking down a cash transfer. 

Timbaland Strikes New Deal With Def Jam Records

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LeBron James Seen Telling Kawhi Leonard: "We’ll Be In Touch"

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s rumored free company plans have been the point of interest the NBA’s upcoming fseason, however the two All Stars are removed from the one extremely coveted gamers set to check the market. For occasion, two-time Defensive Player the Year Kawhi Leonard may also be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Following Toronto’s 111-98 victory over the Lakers Thursday night time, cameras picked up a quick interplay between Leonard and LeBron James, which can certainly add to the hypothesis that the 2 Finals MVPs may very well be teaming up in L.A.

There hasn’t been a lot discuss this season about the place Kawhi will signal, on account of his introverted nature, but it surely has lengthy been rumored that he hopes to return to California. 

Leonard, 27, was born in Los Angeles and performed his faculty ball at San Diego State earlier than being chosen 15th general by the Indiana Pacers within the 2011 NBA Draft. As we all know, he was instantly traded to the San Antonio Spurs, the place he spent the primary seven seasons his NBA profession.

Despite Leonard’s reported want to play in L.A., it seems LeBron might need to look elsewhere for his subsequent sidekick.

LeBron James Seen Telling Kawhi Leonard: "We'll Be In Touch"

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During an look on Brian Windhorst‘s podcast final week, ESPN’s Michael C. Wright reported he is been instructed Kawhi does not have curiosity in signing with the Lakers. 

“That’s simply what I have been instructed,” Wright stated (H/T Bleacher Report). “It’s what I have been instructed going again to final summer time. I do not see that as one thing that is taking place. I feel he goes to the Clippers.”

In his first season with the Raptors, Kawhi is averaging a career-high 27 factors per recreation along with 7.four rebounds, three.2 assists and 1.eight steals per night time.

Toronto, 49-20, is presently the second seed within the Eastern Conference, 2.5 video games again the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lonzo Ball Is Not Worried About Being Traded, Focused On Health

Lonzo Ball has been out with an ankle sprain and a bone bruise since January 19th after a sport in opposition to the Houston Rockets. Ever since Ball’s harm, his title has been talked about in commerce rumors. Perhaps the largest commerce rumor all of them was when the Los Angeles Lakers have been making an attempt to amass Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite all the noise, Ball defined that he is not apprehensive about being traded.

“At the tip the day, you possibly can solely management the issues that you would be able to management,” Ball mentioned to The Athletic. “If I get traded, then I get traded. But I’ll be able to go. The aim is to be one of the best participant I can for whichever staff.”

Ball won’t play the remainder the season and as a substitute, will likely be specializing in rehab. The Lakers sophomore is worked up in regards to the future and has a superb feeling with regards to his well being shifting ahead.

Lonzo Ball Is Not Worried About Being Traded, Focused On Health

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“I am very, very motivated,” Ball mentioned. “I wish to be one of the best I may be. I am trying ahead to this summer season. I do not take a look at it as added strain, as a result of I have never had a full summer season but to dedicate to myself. I’ve to maintain engaged on my craft. I am simply comfortable that I’ll be wholesome. It’s been irritating. This is the second 12 months that this has occurred. But I’ve to remain optimistic, keep motivated.”

The Lakers are 11th within the Western Conference with a report 31-37.

New Music: Iggy Azalea ‘Sally Walker’

Sally Walker is right here.

After a lot teasing on social media, Iggy Azalea drops her highly-anticipated new single. Produced the J. White (“Bodak Yellow”), the twerk-ready anthem marks a return to Iggy’s mixtape roots.

Over entice keys, Iggy tells the story of Sally Walker. “Little Sally Walker, strolling down the road / She didn’t know what to take action she jumped in entrance of me,” she raps earlier than displaying out. “Watch me throw it again and toot it / They love how I do it / I’m the reality, you possibly can’t refuse it / Plus my physique’s silly.”

“Sally Walker” marks Iggy’s first impartial launch since parting with Island Def Jam and signing a $2.7 million deal with EMPIRE final fall.

The Aussie rapper is now readying In My Defense, her first undertaking since final summer season’s Survive the Summer EP. Last yr, she moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta to file the album, which she says is best than most of her earlier work. “I’m actually happy with my album,” she tweeted. “It shits on 95% of every part I’ve ever made & its solely half performed.”

The funeral-themed video for “Sally Walker,” which options cameos from the forged of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will premiere Friday morning. Get a sneak peek beneath.