DJ Muggs & Meyhem Lauren Drop Video For "Balance"

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

DJ Muggs has spent years as a mainstay within underground Hip Hop through his two years old Soul Assassins series albums alongside his work with pioneering West Coast group Cypress Hill.

Most recently DJ Muggs dropped his Soul Assassins: DIA DEL ASESINATO project featuring guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, MF Doom, Raekwon, Kool G Rap and more.

For the single and video for “Balance,” DJ Muggs recruits Action Bronson associate Meyhem Lauren. The two already collaborated on this year’s Member’s Only project. Fans in LA can also catch Mayhem September 11 at Cafe Fais Do-Do with ETO.


Atlantic Records Makes 6-Figure Donation To Nipsey Hussle Foundation

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

Los Angeles, CA – Atlantic Records gave a generous gift to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation reportedly in the sum over six figures. The exact amount the donation was not disclosed though payment was confirmed through Nipsey Hussle’s business partner and friend, Karen Civil to HipHopDX.

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The announcement comes on the eve his Puma signature shoe release scheduled in September — a deal he had in place before his untimely demise.

The Hip Hop Icon began a partnership with Atlantic Records in 2017 along with his All Money In label when he signed a multi-album deal.

“Nipsey is not only an extraordinary MC, but a true visionary and innovative entrepreneur,” Atlantic CEO Craig Kallman and COO Julie Greenwald said in a joint statement after his signing in 2017.

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They continued, “Over the past seven years, he has built an incredible brand that reflects his independent, non-traditional approach to what it means to be a creative artist in the modern music marketplace. We are thrilled and honored that he has chosen Atlantic as his label home.”

Since the Los Angeles prodigy was murdered in front his Marathon Clothing Store in March, many fans have paid homage through supporting his clothing business.

The enterprise has amassed over $10 million from then. The physical location is temporarily closed while a Nipsey Hussle Tower is being constructed.


Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

After celebrating the new platinum status “Put A Date On It,” Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while.

The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am.

Stay tuned for an ficial title and release date from the self-proclaimed King Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"


Countdown To Monday: Queen Latifah, Fetty Wap & More To Perform At VMAs In Tribute To New Jersey

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

The MTV Video Music Awards keeps getting better and better and it hasn’t even aired yet.

Along with performances from Lil Nas X, Normani, Lizzo and a Video Vanguard nod to Missy Elliott, a newly announced lineup of Jersey’s finest will perform.

According to The Hollywood Reportera finale performance will pay tribute to the Garden State with several influential artists from the area. Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, Redman, Fetty Wap and Wyclef Jean will all hit the stage for what is being billed as a “collaborative performance.” Considering the awards show is taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, it’s only right that these rap stars represent.

Be sure to tune in when it all goes down on MTV at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Monday. The pre-show is set to air at 7 p.m. ET/PT and will feature performances from CNCO, Ava Max and the Hot Girl herself, Megan Thee Stallion. Terrence J and Nessa will host the pre-show while comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will host the main awards.

Lenny Kravitz, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonathan Van Ness, John Travolta, Keke Palmer, Rick Ross, Salt-N-Pepa and Ice-T are just a few of the presenters for the night. You can check out the full nominee list here!


Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Fresh f “Put A Date On It” going platinum, Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year, and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while. The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am. Stay tuned for an ficial title and release date from the King Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"


Cosmic Gate's New Studio Album Is An Absolute Treat For Trance Fans, New & Old

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

The trick isn’t so much being lucky, but more recognising luck when it happens” suggests Nic Chagall. “Nic & I could have gotten talking in the reception area of that studio in 1999 and – looking back – might have just gone our separate ways, contemplates Bossi. “That’s not what happened though, is it?!” smiles Chagall.

2019 and 20 big ones later sees the ultimate result of that meeting: the release of ‘[Forward Ever Backward Never]’ – Cosmic Gate’s marking of twenty uninterrupted years of artistic union. Having withstood the test of time, the pair conspired a release that would at once respect the time-honoured tradition of the ‘greatest hits’ LP while at the same time giving it the wildest of insurrections. To mark the album’s release Nic & Bossi took time out to talk about that shake-up and jot down some background insights on its construction & composition.

Notably, ‘Forward Ever’s production road was actually four separate paths converging as one. “We wanted Bossi says to mix new Cosmic Gate productions, with our own ‘2.0’ versions of previous releases, while reimagining other artists’ tunes that have been personally inspirational and sitting them alongside new interpretations (from others) of ours”.

In that latter respect, Anjunaman Andrew Bayer’s given ‘Fire Wire’ the twist of all twists, reimagining it as a sub-, super-charged ass-shaker. For Analog Feel’, Estiva supplied one of his typically atypical modifications, developing a whole new melody system for the track. On-the-march UK producer Rolo Green has spaced-out brilliantly on ‘Human Beings’, while Grum’s upped ‘Exploration’s warp factor again – transmitting its to-the-heavens bleep to the furthest galaxies. Wake Your Minds artists Greenhaven DJs and Patrick White have supplied high minded reworks of – respectively – ‘I Feel Wonderful’ and ‘FAV’ while Genix has ridden the synth storm straight to the heart of ‘Consciousness’ (“already a set-favourite of ours” – chips in Nic).

And what of those “personally inspirational” remakes? “Well ‘Lizard’ Bossi says was one of the tunes which left a deep impression on us when Mauro Picotto released it back in 98. At the time we were right on the verge of unifying as Cosmic Gate and it was simply a perfect hybrid between club beats and – lets say – a more pop style melody. So we contacted Mauro, and he gave his blessing to do a remix and on top release it as part of the album”. The  championed ‘Need To Feel Loved’ “basically started out, Nic illuminates as a we did for our DJ shows. But after it was received so well and additionally fitted into the album’s make-up, we decided to give it a proper release”.

Hitting Beatport’s #1, getting added to Spotify’s king-making MINT-playlist and being hailed the “tune of the summer” by Armin, new CG signature tune ‘Come With Me’ has racked up accolades aplenty already.

Tracks from their oeuvre that fell into the ‘lesser remixed’ bracket, the pair held back to develop (or as they term it “2.0”) themselves. Their work on ‘Not Enough Time’ (their first with the now muse-like Emma Hewitt) and ‘The Wave’ aren’t renovations, reboots or overhauls as such. Moreover Nic says they’re “how the tracks would sound if it was first produced it 2019So inevitably there are parts, aspects, FX, etc that came out and other elements developed alongside the new arrangements, which came in to individualize them”.

So there you have it: ‘20 Years – [Forward Ever Backward Never]’ unboxed by the guys who boxed it in the first place. An absolute essential for any self respecting Cosmologist – it’s out now (full tracklist below) and available this very moment http://cosmicgate.complete.me/20years #FEBN baby!

Tracklist: Cosmic Gate – 20 Years [Forward Ever Backward Never]

  1. Cosmic Gate – Come With Me (Album Intro Mix)
  2. Cosmic Gate & Foret – Need To Feel Loved
  3. Cosmic Gate – Light Years
  4. Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound (Ilan Bluestone Remix)
  5. Mauro Picotto – Lizard (Cosmic Gate Remix)
  6. Cosmic Gate & Jan Johnston – I Feel Wonderful (Greenhaven DJs Remix)
  7. Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Andrew Bayer Remix)
  8. Cosmic Gate & Denise Rivera – Body Of Conflict (Elevven Remix)
  9. Cosmic Gate – The Wave 2.0
  10. Cosmic Gate – FAV (Patrick White Remix)
  11. Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Not Enough Time 2.0
  12. Cosmic Gate – Human Beings (Rolo Green Remix)
  13. Rank 1 – L.E.D. There Be Light (Cosmic Gate Remix)
  14. Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space (Grum Remix)
  15. Cosmic Gate – Analog Feel (Estiva Remix)
  16. Cosmic Gate – Conciousness (Genix Remix – Cosmic Gate Edit)


G Perico Announces Roc Nation Deal With Sonny Digital-Featured "Big Raccs" Video

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Los Angeles, CA – It’s finally ficial. G Perico has joined the Roc Nation family, a secret the South Central gangsta rapper been hanging on to for well over a year.

On the heels his Roc Nation debut, Ten Eight, Perico has dropped a video for “Big Raccs” featuring Sonny Digital.

Directed by Adrian Per, the straightforward visual finds the Jheri curl-rocking spitter posted up in a basement somewhere counting up money with two strong arm robbers who just happen to be women.

Throughout the nearly three-minute fering, Perico and Digital trade verses over the infectious beat, while the two women proceed to rob an unsuspecting man. After they get the money, they ride f in a convertible conspicuously waving their haul in the air.

“Big Raccs” is one 11 new tracks on the project.

Watch the video above.


Who Would’ve Thought: These Actors Made More Money Than Will Smith In 2019 ‘Forbes’ List

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

It’s safe to say that there’s plenty of money in Hollywood. Major studios and production companies are still dishing out millions of dollars to leading men like Will Smith, who they know will draw in crowds. However, you might be surprised that actors who aren’t necessarily as popular in America today are still getting Will Smith money. In fact, some are receiving more than Will Smith.

Forbes recently reported on the highest paid actors of 2019 and the list includes some expected talent as well as a few surprises.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops the list, collecting $89.4 million between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. Much of his profits come from the upcoming Jumanji: The Next Level movie, for which he received an upfront salary of $23.5 million. Johnson also received up to 15% of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘s box office pool — or the cash left over after some but not all of the bills are paid. To put this into perspective, Welcome to the Jungle had a worldwide box office of $962.1 million and Johnson will take in up to 15% of this. Johnson is also paid $700,000 per episode for HBO’s Ballers, AND he receives funds from a clothing line, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.

 

Okay, so someone as big as The Rock makes sense as making more money than Will Smith. The Aladdin actor landed at the number ten spot with $35 million earned.

But guess who else makes more money than Will?

Jackie Chan.

 

Jackie came in at number five on the list, raking in $58 million.

While American audiences love movies like Rush Hour and The Karate Kid, don’t forget Mr. Chan is a international superstar with weight in Western and Eastern markets. He’s already starred in quite a few Chinese or Chinese co-produced flicks released in 2019, such as the Chinese historical fantasy comedy The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang. 

Another person who beat out Will Smith is Indian actor Akshay Kumar who came in at No. 4 on the list with $65 million.

 

The Bollywood star brings in major dough — at least USD $5 million and up to USD $10 million per film. His latest movie Mission Manga, one of India’s first space movies, was a major success.

Other actors who made more than Smith are the Avengers squad (of course). The movie grossed $2.796 billion at the box office and some of the actors in the movie had lucrative upfront salaries and pool deals.

Thus, folks like Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and of course, Robert Downey Jr. ranked high on the top paid actors list.

So yea, as much as we may love Will Smith and despite the fact that Aladdin made over $1 billion this year, the Fresh Prince will just have to be happy with the number ten spot.

 

Surely, he’s not complaining.

You can check out the full top earners list below!

The World’s Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019

10. Will Smith

Earnings: $35 million

9. Paul Rudd

Earnings: $41 million

8. Chris Evans

Earnings: $43.5 million

6. Adam Sandler (tie)

Earnings: $57 million

6. Bradley Cooper (tie)

Earnings: $57 million

5. Jackie Chan

Earnings: $58 million

4. Akshay Kumar

Earnings: $65 million

3. Robert Downey Jr.

Earnings: $66 million

2. Chris Hemsworth

Earnings: $76.4 million

1. Dwayne Johnson

Earnings: $89.4 million


Missy Elliott’s Funky Fresh New Visuals Makes Creativity & The Heel-Toe Cool Again

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Finally! Missy Misdemeanor Elliott is back after a 14-year music hiatus, and we couldn’t be more hype. On Friday, the Queen of creativity released a highly anticipated collection of new songs with her new project ICONOLOGY — and it wouldn’t be a Missy rollout with some fire visuals to match.

She dropped the visuals for her new single, Throw It Back, and it feels like 2003 all over again.

Oh, and that’s not all. Missy will also receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award this Monday at the MTV Video Music Awards. Talk about way overdue!

And let’s be real, it’s almost like the world started over once Youtube and social media became a thing, making all the artists who put in work before that feel like dinosaurs. That’s why the return of Missy is so important for the culture.

Missy Misdemeanor Elliott was way ahead of her time when it came to production, melodies and spitting bars. She could rap without a ghostwriter, produce without loops, sing an R&B ballad and give you extraterrestrial videos at the same damn time. Miss E. can make an entire song rapping backward and it’ll top the charts. She’s your faves fave. Just ask Lizzo!

Needless to say, we’re glad that she’s making creativity cool again. These days, the legend is looking good and living better. But just in case you forgot about her healthy resume, hit the flip to refresh your memory.


Petey Mac Is Back With Vibrant New House Single, “Dance With Me”

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

Petey Mac has had quite a year. The Seattle based artist has provided an official remix for legendary Trance artist Shane 54, earned a premiere from Triple J Radio on his previous single “Love Is The Answer”, which has racked up over 400,000 streams and was featured on Spotify’s Mint, Dance Rising, and Housewerk playlists.

Now, Petey Mac is back, partnering with Gameroom Records once again for his brand new single, “Dance With Me”. This track embodies everything we love in house music, upbeat vibes, catchy piano samples, and energetic lyrics. It carries a positive message and is sure to be a hit in clubs all around the world.

“‘Dance With Me’ is such a special song to me because it talks about seizing moments in life with people that you love and not letting fear keep you from them. Some of the best memories I have in life are a direct result of this. I’m so excited to partner with Gameroom Records again and cannot wait for all of you to hear ‘Dance With Me’!” – Petey Mac

Stream “Dance With Me” by Petey Mac now!


Saweetie, City Girls & Jhené Aiko Cement 2019's Hot Girl Summer With "My Type (Remix)"

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

With Hennessy on her lips, the always entertaining Saweetie has recruited thee City Girls along with a rousing rap from Jhené Aiko to extend the shelf life on her “My Type” hit.

Released just this past June in conjunction with her Icy EP, the record has since been certified gold and peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Charts. The single also reached the Top 10 on both Urban and Rhythm radio charts.

Stream the raunchy remix up above and follow @saweetie on Instagram for more updates.


Cardi B’s “Muscle” Arrested By Feds For Selling Crack

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

New York, NY – A man who allegedly helped Cardi B deliver a strip club beatdown last year has been arrested. According to Page Six, alleged Brooklyn gangbanger Jefferey Bush was taken into custody on Thursday (August 22) for selling more than $12,000 worth crack.

Authorities reportedly raided his house on Thursday morning and discovered a bag “believed to be crack,” pills, weed, a scale and nearly $15,000 in cash.

Bush pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in Brooklyn federal court later that day and is currently being held without bail. Prosecutors insist his connection to the Grammy Award-winning rapper makes him a “flight risk.”

“Based on the defendant’s prit from just the crack sales … as well as the celebrity connection with Cardi B], he has myriad means at his disposal to enable his flight,” a detention memo states.

Prosecutors explained in court documents that Bush is a known member the 5-9 Brims Bloods street gang. He stands accused slinging a total 280 grams crack in Williamsburg at least six times between February and April.

Last August, Bush was with Cardi and her entourage at Angels Strip Club in Queens when they allegedly hurled bottles champagne at two female bartenders and slammed one their heads into the bar. Cardi believed one the women had slept with her husband Offset.

In June, Cardi pleaded not guilty to assault charges stemming from the 2018 brawl.

Cardi is facing 12 charges, including two counts felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment. If convicted, she could face up to four years in prison.

Bush, on the other hand, is expected back in court on September 10.