Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work. Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta… Continue Reading

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Lizzo Adds ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter. British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo,… Continue Reading

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Secret Services Interviews Eminem Over Anti-Trump Lyrics

Rapper Eminem was recently interviewed by the United States Secret Service over lyrics from the track “Framed” from his most recent album Revival. According to documents obtained by Buzzfeed, Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers, was interviewed by the Secret Service in 2018, with the federal protective agency… Continue Reading

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T-Pain Shares Truth About Most Cancelled Tours That Other Artists Try To Hide

Rapper T-Pain has cancelled his 1UP DLC and in a moment of candor on social media, revealed that low ticket sales were a key part of that decision. “I was advised to lie about this and say that I needed some time, or I needed some alone time or me-time… Continue Reading

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Bubba Sparxxx, Symphonic Partner To Launch Indie Label

Rappers Bubba Sparxxx and Alexander King have partnered with Symphonic Distribution to launch indie label 25/8 Entertainment. The first project is duo HellalujaH. Of the partnership, King said: “Our Vision for 25/8, HellalujaH, and all the creatives we represent is that our #1XTRADay1XTRAHour work ethic will propel and sustain us…. Continue Reading

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20 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars 2019 [Forbes]

Kayne West finally beat Jay-Z to top this year’s Forbes Top 20 Hip-Hop earnings chart despite the later’s hit tour with Beyonce. Drake tounds out the top three. Top 20 Earning Hip-Hop Stars 20. Pitbull ($18 million) 19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million) 18. Nas ($19 million) 17. Future ($19.5 million)… Continue Reading

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Public Enemy’s Technique For Cracking “Second Album Syndrome”

SAS or ‘Second Album Syndrome’ has become something of a phenomenon in the music business, with many artists struggling break new ground or successfully follow up a debut with an equally compelling sophomore release. Not so with famed hip hop group Public Enemy, however, who successfully broke SAS. ________________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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6 Best Outside Lands Afterparties [Kosha Dillz]

[UPDATED] OMG. It is festival fever season. Starting with Coachella (which I played) to Bonnaroo to Outside Lands and all the European ones we never hear from, there is a new favorite festival in town for me…..Outside Lands! I am in love with Bay Area and the people it produces…. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Passes 1 Billion Streams On Soundcloud

Chance the Rapper has become the first independent SoundCloud Premier creator to hit a billion streams. The Chicago native’s upload of his "#10Day" mixtape 8 years ago introduced his music to the world. Chance recently returned to SoundCloud, as part of the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, “The… Continue Reading

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