Yesterday there was a live stream of Jay Z’s big announcement for the TIDAL streaming service launch. We found out that the owner of the company is not just Jay Z but a whole lot of musicians and artists.
Here is the list!
Chris Martin of Coldplay
Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire
The artists lined up and all came forward to sign their names on the contract with the company. The service right now has relaunched with new ownership. The subscription is $19.99 and standard 320kbps plan is available for $9.99.
You can watch it by clicking HERE!
Also check out excerpts from Jay Z’s #NewRules interview HERE!
Around the holiday season, (December 3rd) NBC has announced the network will air a live remake of The Wiz musical. The musical will move to Broadway in 2016. The original opened on Broadway in 1975 and won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The decision to recreate The Wiz comes from the success of the musical soap opera Empire. Are you excited as we ease on down the road to The Wiz?!
Over the weekend Lil Wayne threw hints that his “Free Weezy Album” would drop next month.
Is this an April Fool’s joke or will we finally be getting a project from Weezy?!
A man from Mississippi was missing and has been found hanging from a tree on Thursday March 19th. Otis Byrd was 54 years old and was found with a bed sheet tied around his neck and skull cap on his head. The FBI is involved and investigating if this was a suicide or a homicide. The body was found 500 yards from his family’s home. Otis had not been seen since March 2nd and he was reported missing on March 8th. Local NAACP members confirmed his identity and are pushing a full investigation of his death.
Pharrell has something to say about the ruling for “Burred Lines.” A Los Angeles jury found Pharrell and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.” The family of Marvin Gaye who ownsthe rights to his music said the song “Blurred Lines” was too similar to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got To Give It Up.” Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate.
Pharrell said..”The verdict hampers any creator out there who who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” and not just in music: “This applies to fashion, music, design… anything. If we lose our freedom to be inspired, we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation.”
“Everything that’s around you in a room was inspired by something or someone. If you kill that, there’s no creativity.”
Artists have to be extra careful now when creating!
A$AP Yams’ death turns out to be accidental. On January 18th hip hop lost A$AP mob founder A$AP Yams. Tragically he was found dead in his NYC apartment and now the cause of death has been revealed. The cause of death was a mixed drug intoxication which included opiates and benzodiazepine.
Chile if that’s not throwing shade I don’t know what is…Kevin Hart makes the news for proposing to his girlfriend during the debut of Atlanta Exes. Now Kevin has taken to the media and made claims that he did NOT do it on purpose but, c’mon my black brother you know exactlt what shade you threw. OKAY?! Now Kevin went on to surprise his girlfriend Eniko Parrish during her 30th birthday bash. Funny man Kevin Hart got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Of course she said YES! Could the timing have been better or was this just…a nice thing to do?
Ray J is back in the news following charges of sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police officer, and resisting a peace officer. Ray J was accused of touching a woman inappropriately. The police seemed to agree that the actions were accidental but the polcie had to carry Ray J away and that’s when Brandy’s brother created a scene. Ray J pleads NOT GUILTY and his preliminary hearing is set for August 28th. Stay tuned….
Top Dawg Entertainment aka TDE is planning a global tour for next year. Word on the street is they are also coming to a city and town near you. Four of the artists have dropped projects in 2014 but do you want to see them on stage? Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar are also dropping albums later on in the year. Do you listen to TDE? Who is your favorite member?
Have you seen Nicki Minaj in her new Anaconda video??? CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Okayyy!?! Lets jump right on in to it! Drake has revealed the “Drake Vs Lil Wayne” Air Jordan 3! The all black shoe has a red Jumpman on the tongue, a gold Jumpman on the heel, and the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour logo on the insole. The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour has already started which leaves many to speculate that more colorways could be coming soon! Sneaker heads… will you be copping a pair???
In more serious news, an unarmed teen was murdered by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on Satruday. The 18 year old that was killed was #MichaelBrown. Michael Brown and another man got stopped by a cop. Authorities claim that Brown then got into a struggle inside of the police car with the officer over his firearm. Police say that Michael Brown was shot once inside the vehicle and the numerous times in the street. Witnesses say that Brown was shot as he held his hands in the air showing that he was not resisting. The officer that shot and killed Brown has been put on leave of absence pending an investigation. Protests, hashtags all over social media, and reported rioting has begun. Heavily armed law enforcement has been sent to the area. The mother of Michael Brown reportedly says that rioting and looting is disrespecting the memory of her son. Michael Brown had just graduated high school and was set to attend Vatterott College this fall.
Nicki Minaj sets a new record for female rappers. It seems no matter what is thrown at this woman she always comes out on top. The leading female voice in Hip Hop for the past couple of years makes a heavy mark in history books. Nicki Minaj set a new record for iTunes. The fierce rapper is the first female to have a number one SOLO single on the iTunes chart. If you add in Nicki’s feature on Jessie J and Ariana Grande’s “Bang Bang” track Nicki becomes the first female rapper to have two lead singles in the top two spots on iTunes at the same time. Nicki recently rapped on a song called “Chiraq” and was quotes saying “I don’t tell niggas, I show niggas.” Well the proof is now in the pudding.
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Meek Mill has violated his probation and has been allegedly been sentenced to 3-4 month in jail. Karen Civil says 3-4 weeks. Rick Ross got at MTV to get a statement in about his MMG artist. In a written statement the MMG bawse says ..
The Voice of New York Angie Martinez announced that she has resigned from hip hop radio station Hot97. Angie will be joining Clear Channel Media who is a parent company to Power 105.1 and 103.5 The Beat in Miami. Angie Martinez has been at Hot97 for two decades but now will be getting her own afternoon show to air on Power 105.1 and The Beat in Miami.
Yooooooo! So much has been going on out here in these musical STREETZZZZZ! Lets get down to business shall we?!
1. Everybody and their mama has been talking about Beyonce, Jayz and Solange in that elevator. If you haven’t heard you clearly live under a ROCK! Now as far as the truth nobody really knows..all we have been given is a statement from their camp saying how families all have problems blah blah blah and how theirs is no different! Yeah okay cool..since that didn’t seem believable to most..”The Carters” decided to drop the video trailor for “On The Run” …”Run” whatever you wanna call it! Anyway great cover up..or great timing for the hype right? I know I’m going to see it!
2. Michael Jackson is back! Okay maybe not BACK but his hologram performed at the Billboard Music Awards last night. Creepy but still cool!
3. For those that care..Mase has a new album coming out and it features Puffy, Meek Mill, Drake and Camron. Wow.
4. Dipset is back. Thats all you need to know.
4. Troy Ave and BSB records are still winning INDEPENDENT. Shout out to Young Lito and King Sevin #BSBVOL4
6. Who said New York lost it? LOL
7. Jazmine Sullivan is back with a new track with Meek Mill called “Numb” ..the game needs her voice!
8. Nicki Minaj is the queen of hip hop. No debate there! Sorry!
9. The south is still releasing “turn up” music ..nothing new there.
anddd last but not least..
10. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are to wed May 24th in Florence, Italy. Congrats!
Well there you have it! Nothing is wrong with disagreements, but I can understand viewing people flex on the internet. #AreYouBoutThatLife? LOL! Can’t we all just get along? I expected drama like this to be coming from female rap to be honest. It seems in 2014 men voicing their problems on social media or in interviews is the new thing. Isn’t beef getting to be a little lame these days? No? Okay I wont lie I had my popcorn and was observing! We all need a little excitement. Clearly Johnny Cinco and Rich Homie Quan have an issue. On the other hand Trey Songz and August Alsina have a communication problem right now. I’d rather hear about a more serious beef but, it is what it is! I care about the music. Why not just go blow for blow lyrically? Isn’t that was hip hop is about? I just want to hear some bars. Why not go in on the same track and see who’s was better? At the end of the day, it gets the people going. PROMOTION 🙂
THIS is the news I was waiting on!
It appears there are some stories floating around that 50 cent and Rick Ross might have ended their long time beef. I love both artists. I think they both have a strong hand in the music game. Ross and Jeezy put the drama away for War Ready! It leaves me to wonder what will a 50 cent and Rick Ross track sound like? According to some pictures that I took a screenshot of, it looks like DJ Khaled is in the mix. Will this track make Ross’s album Mastermind for it’s March 4th release or will this track be for …something else? 50 Cent is a pretty funny guy when it comes to being slick but he is a very smart business man. Ross took things by storm by playing chess in the industry. I wonder where this is going. Hm.. I just got excited!