Even though there are still almost six months left until this year’s edition Tomorrowland will take place, the organizers have decided to unveil the FULL lineup for the celebration. Yes, you read that right, the entire lineup has been unveiled and there are a lot artists playing this summer in Boom, Belgium.
You can have a look at the lineup below and stay tuned, because the general ticket sale will begin on February 1st.
A few days ago, Kygo announced that he was going to release his tribute track for Avicii, a collaboration with Sandro Cavazza. The track in question was actually played by Avicii at Ultra Music Festival a few years ago, but it never actually saw the light day.
Now, Kygo and Sandro Cavazza have decided to release a final version, in the form “Forever Yours(Avicii Tribute). The tune was first played during last month’s Avicii tribute concert and now, it’s ficially here. All the proceeds from the single will be going to the non-prit Tim Bergling Foundation. You can listen it down below!
With it’s deep, mesmerizing melody lines and unique chill atmosphere as well as the catchy but meaningful vocals, “Stronger” manages to fuse together the best chill out and experimental beats into a colourful symphony a track. The melodies are diverse and catchy too, the producer using diverse synths to create diversity, while the basslines do their part to create drive and groove in the drop parts. Ambiental pads are creating an uplifting and dreamy atmosphere, while the pluck arpeggios are boosting the energy the entire instrumental . Definitely a must-hear for those looking for something deep but also experimental at the same time!
HipHopDX Premiere – Following the release KXNG Crooked and Bronze Nazareth’s collaborative album Gravitas, the tenured Hip Hop duo is back with a video for “Outer Limits” featuring Hus KingPin and Killah Priest.
Co-directed by Angel Romero and Hugo Bordes, the visual finds each MC spitting electric bars against an evening sky and flexing their individual rhyming prowess.
Gravitas arrived last month Holy Toledo Productions/C.O.B. and featured several notable guests, including RZA, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg, Royce Da 5’9, Benny The Butcher, Killah Priest, Ras Kass, DMX and Planet Asia.
“It”s quality and quantity,” Crook told DX. “I’ve been very active this year with the Hip Hop Weekly series, Menace II Sobriety EP, writing for the Wu-Tang Hulu series, releasing the 12-minute song ‘The Lost Rapper Experience,’ Crook’s Corner, etc. I have had so much to say this year and maybe it’s because I’m flirting with retirement. Maybe I want to get everything out me.”
Gravitas is currently available on all streaming platforms, while merch is available here.
Watch the “Outer Limits” video up top.
Los Angeles, CA – Lauren London took to Instagram on Thursday (January 23) to debut the forthcoming Puma collaboration with the late Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing. The collection, named “Hussle and Motivate,” will reissue significant pieces from the previous partnership between the two brands as reported by Bossip.
The first Instagram post features London in the new gear with some Nip’s closest confidants, including YG, J. Stone, Killa Twan and Pacman Da Gunman. The caption displays one the Crenshaw native’s mantras, “#HussleAndMotivate.”
The second post from London shows her with her head down rocking a bracelet with the slain rapper’s name “Ermias,” which translates to “God Will Rise.” The words on the photograph read, “We (The Marathon Clothing) honor the endurance and unwavering faith those that never quit.
“Our products represent their testimony. Life is a marathon.”
The ATL actress’s first campaign with PUMA titled “Forever Stronger” dropped last December. That project came with a short film featuring a poem read by London and written by Nip’s younger sister, Samantha Smith.
Since the rap icon’s untimely demise last March, supporters, fellow musicians and friends continue to show appreciation for his artistry. The 2020 Grammys will host a tribute to Nip, boasting performances from YG, Meek Mill, John Legend, Roddy Ricch, Kirk Franklin and more.
Laguna Beach, CA – As the gifted bassist for funk band Lettuce, Erick “Jesus” Coomes is used to being in the spotlight. But behind the scenes, he’s a savage session musician who’s crafted songs with some the most illustrious figures in Hip Hop – from Dr. Dre and The Game to Kanye West and Eminem.
Ahead the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, where Lettuce is nominated in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category for 2019’s Elevate, Coomes is posted up somewhere in Laguna Beach, California, basking in the sun and looking back on his storied career.
His wild tales involve everything from DJ Quik giving him his nickname in front sold-out crowd at the House Of Blues to spending his birthday performing alongside Ghostface Killah and Solange during a 2013 Bonnaroo Superjam — and he keeps adding more chapters.
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During an interview with HipHopDX, Coomes recalled going to a famous New York deli with The Game and Hi-Tek where he was faced with the biggest cheese sandwich he’d ever seen.
“Most us are not from New York,” he tells DX. “Game is from Cali and Hi-Tek’s from Cincinnati and I’m from Cali. So we’re like, ‘We’re in New York. Let’s go to a dope New York delicatessen, a real delicatessen. I didn’t know shit about what that meant. I just was going because that’s something you do. I’m a big deli person now. I’ve come a long way from when I was a child. I didn’t know shit about deli stuff.
“You either know it or you don’t. I’ve been to a million delis now, but at the time I had no fucking idea what I was doing and I was vegetarian at the time. I’m not vegan yet obviously, but I was like, ‘Oh cool, I’ll just get a cheese sandwich because I love cheese sandwiches.’ Usually it has a couple slices cheddar or something and some mustard and bread and maybe a pickle. That’s what I expected but no, it was one those towering sandwiches with like 60 or 70 slices cheese on it.”
Instead tossing it in the trash — because there was no way it would even fit in his mouth — Coomes bought a loaf bread.
“I was like, ‘What the fuck is this?’” he continues. “There’s markets everywhere, so I got a loaf bread and I took it to the hotel. I basically didn’t have to buy food because I had cheese sandwiches every day. The Game just laughed at me all the time. Well, not at me. They laugh with me. We laugh together. We all just laugh. We still laugh about that right now. It’s still funny.”
More recently, The Game dubbed Coomes and his equally talented brother Tyler “Tycoon” Coomes the “wine brothers” due to their preference for a finer beverage.
“The Game and I are really good friends, so we did a few sessions together,” he explains. “But he’ll go in for a few months. He’ll say, ‘Come back every day.’ And my brother and I went and he started calling us the ‘wine brothers’ because he brought our own wine every night. We were just kind snobbishly drinking wine and everybody else was drinking red cups Tequila. We brought our own wineglasses too. Game is like, ‘You guys are the wine brothers.’ I’m like, ‘No, don’t call us that.’”
But during one those late night studio sessions with The Game, he knew Wiz Khalifa was supposed to stop by.
“I was sitting there, smoking a blunt on the front steps the studio and the cutest little French bulldog rolls up,” he says. “The dog is wearing $50,000, maybe even $100,000 worth diamonds. I’m like, ‘Oh, I think Wiz Khalifa is here.’ But his dog walked in before him, and I was like, ‘Damn this cute little dog is balling out control.’ Wiz walked up right at two seconds later. It was cool.”
Over the course his career, Coomes has developed several trusted friendships with a laundry list artists. But that doesn’t mean he’s too good to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). In fact, he’s had to sign a few.
“Kanye’s got a crazy one,” he says. “You have to pay $10 million if you fuck anything up. They’ll come get it from you. They’ll be like, ‘If you tell a soul, they’re going to … Basically, you’ll just never ever have any money at all. Just give us everything.’”
Even with his stacked résumé, Coomes says nothing tops working with Eminem on 2009’s Relapse album.
“Working on Relapse was very much the height really just successful, good vibes,” he says. “Flying with Dr. Dre on his private jet to work on Relapse in an undisclosed location with Eminem was just amazing. It was great to be accepted as a peer by the likes people like Dr. Dre and Snoop.”
He adds, “The little tiny moments that make my life is when I’m at Dr. Dre’s house and it’s somebody that I don’t know and doesn’t know me. Dre introduces me and says, ‘Hey, if you ever need bass, this guy’s a really good bass player.’ Just to hear that simple shit come out his mouth … I’m still trying to become a great bass player.
“In my mind, I’m not a great bass player. In my mind, I’m a little kid trying to figure this shit out. But then you hear someone that’s really well established say, ‘Here, he’s great at bass.’ I go, ‘Oh, shit. am I good? Am I getting good at this thing?’ You never want to think you’re good. You want to stay focused on the work ahead you.”
At the end the day, Coomes wants to make sure he always respects Hip Hop culture and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part it.
“You’ve got to give back to the culture,” he ways. “That’s really the most important thing. If you’re going to be a part Hip Hop, you better care about issues that concern the culture. I mean, I just heard this guy talking about this shit yesterday. You should care about the culture if you’re going to be a part Hip Hop and if not, you should get out there.”
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday (January 27) at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The first ficial trailer for Spotify’s podcast about the rise and fall Tekashi 6ix9ine has arrived.
Narrated by longtime radio host Angie Martinez, The Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story is an investigative podcast that “gives listeners an inside view” the embattled rapper’s trials and tribulations and features interviews with all the key players.
As described in the trailer, the Brooklyn high school drop out went from working at a local deli to being one the most popular rappers 2018. He worked with everyone from Kanye West and Nicki Minaj to The Game and 50 Cent, racking up millions views on his music videos in the process.
But in November 2018, he and his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan were arrested for racketeering, which ultimately led to 6ix9ine becoming the government’s star witness in its mounting case against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
For his role in the alleged crimes, 6ix9ine was sentenced to 24 additional months in prison in December 2019. The podcast will go over everything that led up the sentence and more beginning on January 28, exclusively on Spotify.
Listen to the trailer above.
Bobby Shmurda might be on the verge a new mixtape.
The “Hot N*gga” rapper’s name came up during a recent conversation on Beats 1 radio between Ebro Darden and Columbia Records’ signee Fivio Foreign. When asked whether he’s been in contact with GS9 members Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel, both whom are still imprisoned, Fivio confirmed he spoke to Rebel on the phone.
“He said two weeks he got some new fire coming out,” Fivio said. “He going crazy. And he’s dropping a mixtape.” When Ebro sought to clarify who Fivio was referring to, the Brooklyn rapper said, “Bobby! He droppin’ a mixtape from jail.”
Ebro said, “That’s an exclusive,” Ebro said, to which Fivio replied, “Facts. Nobody knew that.”
Last December, Quavo sparked rumours that Shmurda and Migos were lining up a possible 2020 collaboration. At the time, Quavo tweeted, “Jus Talked Bobby Shmurda. Lil Bro In Great Spirits Bout To Touch Turf Soon!!! SHMIGO ALERT ? 2020!!!”
Shmurda and Rebel were originally arrested in 2016 on a range charges, including gun possession and conspiracy to commit murder. After taking a plea deal in 2016 and receiving a seven-year sentence, Shmurda is expected to be released sometime this year.
A week after Eminem unleashed his 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By, Slim Shady is having some fun with his fans on social media. On Friday (January 24), Em shared a meme featuring four different photos himself — one each for LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and, interestingly enough, Grindr.
In the LinkedIn photo, he looks dapper with a collared shirt and tie. For his Facebook prile, he’s rocking a full beard and trench coat with a look seriousness slapped across his face. For Instagram, he’s dressed in a Santa suit pretending to dry hump a plastic reindeer and for his Grindrr picture, he’s totally naked aside from a stick dynamite covering his nether regions.
“Did I do this right,” he joked in the caption.
Did I do this right? pic.twitter.com/ZkoV5T4yxB
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 24, 2020
The post follows an open letter Shady penned to his listeners and critics earlier this week regarding the album.
“In today’s wonderful world murder has become so common place that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it,” he wrote in part. “I though why not make a sport it, and murder over beats? So before you jump the gun, please allow me to explain. This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily fended or unnerved at the screams bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you.”
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 23, 2020
Music To Be Murdered By is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. If it does, Eminem will become the first artist in the chart’s history to earn 10 consecutive No. 1 albums. He’s currently tied with Kayne West at nine.
New York, NY – From 2003–2007, Ashton Kutcher set a precedent by hilariously pranking celebrities on MTV’s Punk’d.
“Punk’d is one MTV’s most iconic franchises,” Chance said in a press release. “I grew up watching this show and it’s surreal to be in the driver’s seat this time around on Quibi.”
In the teaser clip, an excited Chance is seen unleashing a wild gorilla towards a vehicle containing Megan Thee Stallion, as well as other clips explosive destruction and mayhem.
Punk’d will be produced by STXtelevision in association with MTV Studios with Jason Goldberg serving as an executive producer. Previous guest hosts include King Bach and DeStorm Power.
Slated to launch on April 6, 2020, Quibi (short for “quick bites”) will be the first entertainment platform designed specifically for the phone. It is said to feature original content from Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Future users can sign up on www.quibi.com.
It’s not every day you hear about buzzworthy Utah Hip Hop but Tay Krew and Lake God make up the rap duo 4ternity and they’re coming straight out Salt Lake City.
Their debut project 4Play serves as an introduction to listeners unfamiliar with their upbringing.
“Long live Rose Park!” Tay Krew exclaims to HipHopDX. “We speak for those who don’t have a voice where we’re from. Being from Rose Park, we feel blessed that we have a chance to see our dreams become a reality doing what we love. From jumping on a plane to New York with less than $10 in our pockets to meeting Team Eighty, going to the studio every night, then spending the next year in hotels working; we really had to prove we deserved a seat at the table.”
Lake God adds, “Our project 4Play brings you along our journey.”
The freshly released “Rose Park” video also gives potential and existing fans a glimpse into their world, as they ride through the snowy streets SLC and warehouse districts.
Stream 4Play down below, look out for their upcoming documentary and follow them on Instagram @4ternity.
Husband and wife duo Petey Mac and Hannah Mac are bringing a lot of excitement into 2020 with their brand new project, The Two Fake Blondes. ‘If You Really Love Me’ is their debut single dropping today, signed exclusively to Gameroom Records.
‘If You Really Love Me’ is the electrifying debut from The Two Fake Blondes, led by Hannah’s striking vocal performance. Her voice sits perfectly over-top a dynamic piano loop, building until it transitions into a high-energy drop guided by a rumbling bass line and off beat vocal chops. Channeling inspiration from favorites like and , ‘If You Really Love Me’ embodies a perfect balance of house and vocals that is sure to captivate the ears of fans all around the world.
Hannah Mac (formerly Hannah Michelle Weeks) has experienced great success throughout her music career. From opening for major artists (i.e. Kenney Chesney, Darius Rucker, Eric Church), playing major venues as well as headlining (i.e. The Ryman, Waldorf Astoria NYC, Triple Door Seattle), signing a publishing deal at 16, to speaking on a national platform for a Drug Free America.
Petey Mac has been producing and writing House music for several years. His music has been widely received, landing on Spotify’s Mint, Housewerk, and Dance Rising editorial playlists as well as earning worldwide DJ support from the likes of The Aston Shuffle, Triple J Radio, and Daddy’s Groove. Together, Petey and Hannah have pooled their talents for The Two Fake Blondes. Combining Hannah’s superb vocal and songwriting talents with Petey’s house productions equals a result that is truly spectacular.
‘If You Really Love Me’ is just the beginning for The Two Fake Blondes, with more music promised throughout the rest of the year!