Press Play: Brian Tyree Henry Gives ‘Drunk History’ & ‘Scream’ Makes A Comeback

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Many people know soul legend Sam Cooke‘s seminal song “A Change Is Gonna Come,” but you might be surprised at how the song came about. Luckily, Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry provided an inebriated history of the iconic track on Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Even Amber Ruffin, from Late Night with Seth Meyers, makes an appearance as Sam Cooke’s wife. Find out info you knew and maybe info you didn’t know in the clip below.

 

Along with Drunk History shenanigans, a horror classic is prepping for a comeback thanks to Vh1’s Scream.

The show, which is based off the 1990s horror movies, first aired on MTV back in 2015 for two seasons. However, it took a break and now the series has moved to Vh1, airing its season 3 over the course of three nights.

According to Shadow and Act, the six-episode show will have a new cast, including Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige, and a new creative team, including Queen Latifah who’s executive producing. Now titled Scream: Resurrection, the season will premiere on July 8 and end on July 10, airing at 9 p.m. for two hours each night. Other actors starring in the show include Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, RJ Cyler, Tyga and Biggie‘s son C.J. Wallace. 

The show will revolve around “Deion Elliot (Cyler), a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.”

You can check out the first look trailer below!

 


The Other MJ: 6 Things We’ve Learned About Michael Jackson Since His Death

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Today marks 10 years since the world stopped and everyone tuned in to their television to watch an unconscious Michael Jackson be carried into an ambulance. So much has happened in this last decade since the King Of Pop was laid to rest — so we must address the elephant of the day. With all the great music and moments MJ gave us throughout his 40 year career, it’s natural to want to celebrate today by blasting some of his greatest hits.

But with the January 2019 release of Leaving Neverland (a two-part documentary centering on two accusers who recount in graphic detail how they were sexually abused by Jackson starting at very young ages), it’s also natural to feel conflicted about how you want to approach this day.

As USA Today put it:

“We may never resolve our conflicted feelings about Michael Jackson. It’s the challenge of holding two opposing ideas in your head at the same time”

 

It’s totally a personal decision to decide how and if you want to honor Michael Jackson on his day. Some people are still Team MJ and want his legacy to be left alone. As sister Janet Jackson told told the UK newspaper The Sunday Times:

“[Michael’s legacy] will continue. I love it when I see kids imitating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world.”

Then there are others whose entire idea of Michael Jackson changed after watching the documentary.

Nevertheless, both people can agree that we’ve probably learned more about MJ since his passing than we did when he was alive. Check it out when you hit the flip.


Travis Scott Is Selling Customized Reese's Puff Cereal Boxes For $50

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Travis Scott is looking to be part your complete breakfast, but his artistic flair comes with a hefty price.

La Flame has brokered a deal between his Cactus Jack imprint and food giant General Mills to redesign a limited number Reese’s Puffs cereal boxes.

The price his limited edition boxes is $50. Fans can purchase the rare item through Scott’s online store beginning Tuesday (June 24).

The box art’s imagery is similar to the action figure version Scott from the cover his Rodeo album, which was released in 2015. He is holding a large spoon in a massive bowl Reese’s Puffs with lightning bolts, hand-drawn stars and cactuses in the background.

Last Friday (June 21), Scott teased a few his customized boxes when he posted a photo them in cases on his Instagram account. He will be promoting and selling the encased rarities at his pop-up shop during the last day Paris Fashion Week.

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Lil Nas X, Young Thug, Geto Boys, Vince Staples & More To Headline 2nd Adult Swim Festival

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

Los Angeles, CA – Adult Swim has announced the lineup for the second annual Adult Swim Festival.

Young Thug, Vince Staples, Captain Murphy (AKA Flying Lotus), Tierra Whack, Lil Nas X, the surviving members the Geto Boys and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib are scheduled to perform at the Los Angeles-based event.

Organizers publicly announced the festival lineup Instagram on Tuesday (June 25).

“We’re back and this time we brought real bathrooms,” the caption read. “Join us for an extra ridiculous assembly music, comedy and life-altering experiences at the return the #AdultSwimFestival.”

According to a press release, this year’s festival will also feature a one–a-kind, 360° fan experience with a never-before-seen Rick and Morty season four screening, a Robot Chicken Intergalatic Power Summit, Squidbillies 10 Man Bunkhouse Stampede, a discussion with Genndy Tartakovsky, exclusive talent appearances, panels, meet and greets, merchandise and games.

The Adult Swim Festival takes place on November 15 and 16 at the Banc California Stadium. Tickets start at $49 and are available here.

Check out the full schedule below.

Friday (November 15)
Dethklok
Captain Murphy
Geto Boys
Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble
Iron Reagan
HEALTH
Inter Arma
Speedy Ortiz
Cooly G
DAWN
Sarah Squirm
Conner O’Malley
Three Busy Debras
and more!

Saturday (November 16)
Jamie xx
Vince Staples
The Eric Andre Show Live!
Tierra Whack
Young Thug
Lil Nas X
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
CupcakKe
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Negative Gemini
No Joy
Joe Pera
Jena Friedman
Wham City
and more!


Chicago Police Release Video Of Noose-Wearing Jussie Smollett

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

Chicago, IL – The Jussie Smollett saga continues. Chicago police have reportedly released nearly 70 hours video related to his case, including a clip the disgraced Empire actor wearing the infamous noose around his neck.

According to ABC7 Chicago, police bodycam video shows ficers arriving at Smollett’s apartment in January when the alleged hate-fueled attack took place.

After going with his manager up to his apartment, they were greeted by Smollett with a rope coiled around his neck. He claimed two attackers doused him with bleach and put the noose over his head.

Police asked him if he wanted to remove the supposed noose, which he does, and then when informed a body cam is recording the whole thing, Smollett asked for the camera to be turned f.

“You’re filming this right?” Smollett’s manager asked. “Yes, this is all data,” an ficer responded. “It’s his house.”

“They are filming,” Smollett’s manager told the actor. “Can we turn it f?” The ficer replied, “Yeah. You are giving us permission to shut it f?”

Police blurred Smollett’s face in the video the I-Team obtained under a Freedom Information Act request. At the time, he was still considered a victim.

“He doesn’t want this to be a big deal, you understand what I’m saying,” Smollett’s manager says in the video. “The thing that makes me emotional is they put this makeshift loop, what do you call that thing, a noose around his (expletive) neck. I’m sorry, you know. And that is what bothers me, the cut thing doesn’t bother me at all. If that makes any sense.”

Following an investigation, police determined he’d staged the attack. He was indicted on 16 felonies related to the incident, but prosecutors ultimately dropped all charges in March.

Earlier this month, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels confirmed Smollett won’t be coming back for Season 6.


Tupac's 1st Inmate Identification Card Is Going Up For Auction

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Tupac Shakur is undeniably one Hip Hop’s bona fide legends, so it’s not surprising ‘Pac memorabilia can fetch a pretty penny.

According to the Heritage Auctions website, the slain rapper’s 1995 prison identification card will go up for auction on July 20-21. Bidding will begin on July 1 at $2,000.

The item’s description reads: “A color photo ID issued for the hip-hop star’s incarceration in 1995. Date issue: 2/28/95. Signed by Shakur above the ‘Inmate Signature’ line. Measures 2.5″ x 3.5″. In Very Good Minus condition with corner bumping and fading. COA from Heritage Auctions.”

Tupac's 1st Inmate Identification Card Is Going Up For Auction

Clinton Correctional Facility issued ‘Pac’s first prison I.D. card two weeks after he was booked on sexual assault charges for which he served nine months. He was required to wear the I.D. card at all times.

While behind bars, ‘Pac wrote his third studio album, Me Against The World, which dropped on March 13, 1995.

Seven months later, former Death Row CEO Suge Knight and record exec Jimmy Iovine paid his $1.4 million bail to secure his release.

In 2017, Tupac’s 1996 H1 Hummer went up on the auction block. It was re-listed at approximately $100,000. The vehicle previously sold for $337,000 in May 2016 to a bidder from Ohio who defaulted on the payments.


50 Cent Proclaims "Power" Won't End After Season 6

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

New York, NY – 50 Cent proclaimed the STARZ Network’s hit show Power was going to end with Season 6 less than a month ago, but evidently he’s had a change heart.

Fiddy — who co-created the show and serves as co-producer — let his 23.3 million Instagram followers the television series wasn’t going anywhere.

“Changed my mind,” he wrote on Tuesday (June 25). “POWER is not going to be over after season 6. This shit is to good.”

Power debuted in 2014 and has run for five seasons. The upcoming 15-episode sixth season will feature 50’s directorial debut and also see the return Emmy Award-winning director Anthony Hemingway, who directed the show’s first two episodes.

Set and filmed in New York City, Power revolves around James St. Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick), a drug-dealer who goes by “Ghost.” He wants to leave the criminal world and pursue a legitimate business endeavor as a nightclub owner.

As his marriage falls apart, James attempts to juggle both lives, while eluding police capture.

50 plays his rival, Kanan Stark.

Season 6 is expected to premiere at Madison Square Garden on August 20.


Kaskade Officially Cancels SunSoaked Music Festival

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After two years of bringing one epic music festival to Long Beach, California, Kaskade has officially announced that this year’s SunSoaked Music Festival will be canceled. This cancellation comes just three weeks before the festival was set to take place.

The popular DJ-producer announced on social media today that he intended to make the festival much more expansive this year. He sought to find the perfect venue and even hired someone to help him find it. However, the festival is closely approaching and the perfect venue was still not found to hold the event. This then led Kaskade to reach this tough decision.

Don’t worry ticket holders, you will be fully refunded for your tickets within the next 21 days. Unfortunately, there is no word if this means a permanent halt to SunSoaked Music Festival or just a temporary pause until a new venue is found. Stay tuned for more information on SunSoaked Music Festival.

Check out the announcement below.


Martin Garrix returns to Amsterdam Dance Event with solo show for the fifth time!

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

This year during Amsterdam Dance Event, Martin Garrix will present his successful all ages and 18+ show at the RAI once again. These shows will mark the 5th year anniversary Garrix’s solo shows during Amsterdam Dance Event. 

Selling out quickly every year, these shows will be the only opportunity to catch Garrix live during Amsterdam Dance Event in 2019. Premiering his ‘ANIMA’ live show last year, it proves to be nothing but spectacular. With a completely new production including stunning visuals in the making for this year, Garrix is ready to wow the crowd once again. 

The event on Friday will be an 18+ show, followed up by an all ages show on Saturday, especially for the younger fans. Tickets for this year’s shows will be on sale on Monday July 1st at 10AM on www.martingarrixade.com. Click here to pre-register for the sale the Early Bird Tix, where you’ll be able to score a very limited amount tickets before the regular ticket sale starts on July 1st. Make sure to be quick, because since his first solo show, the tickets were all sold out within a matter weeks. 

Martin Garrix returns to Amsterdam Dance Event with solo show for the fifth time!


NITTI GRITTI REMOVES GENRE BOUNDS WITH SUMMER SINGLE ‘EYES ON YOU’ FEATURING JIMMY LEVY!

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Over the past number years, Nitti Gritti has unquestionably asserted his dexterity in every possible corner the genre map. Following a string recent bass-inclined productions, the Miami producer is aiming to capture a summer anthem by returning to his alluring house sounds on ‘Eyes On You’ featuring vocalist Jimmy Levy.

‘Eyes On You’ is a sliver warm weather harmony as Jimmy Levy’s indelible vocals flow sleekly into Nitti Gritti’s feel good backdrop alongside a tropical chorus. The release serves as the preeminent soundtrack to an afternoon by the pool or beach this summer as Nitti Gritti disregards any expectations to his musical output.

‘Eyes On You’ marks the second ficial time that the producer has found a home on one Tiësto’s labels as he signed his notorious hit ‘Crack’ dating back to spring 2018 for an ficial re-release on Musical Freedom. You can listen to “Eyes On You” below!


Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano announce biggest solo show ever at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019!

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

After a successful, sold-out show in 2017, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will return this year to the AFAS Live during the Amsterdam Dance Event. On Friday, October 18 they’ll launch their new solo show EXPOSED

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano strip down to their very core with EXPOSED, revealing new layers their unparalleled energy and sound. The energetic house DJ-duo are known for their sexy and unique sound with clear influences tribal, urban, soul and funk and their exceptional talent to bring different aspects house music together. Discover the unpolished sound and feel Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. They are ready to dive deep into what it’s all about: music.

Ticket sales start Thursday 27th June 16.00 pm. You can pre-register now http://sj-rm.com/exposed to get first access to the ticket sales. 

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano announce biggest solo show ever at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019!


Breathe Carolina and Asketa & Natan Chaim are ready to ‘Get Away’ (feat. Rama Duke)!

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

US hot shots Breathe Carolina team up with upcoming artists Asketa & Natan Chaim for a sweet blast from the past with ‘Get Away’. Featuring the radiant voice Rama Duke, the record brings classic house vocals and melody along with upwinding beats, future styled drops and powerful synth chords. It’s peaktime party music, bound to hit festival stages everywhere this summer.

The single comes with an exclusive animated video, which you can see below!