Experimental electronic vibes on Barry Mehiel’s latest release “The Resurgence of Poseidon”

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Featuring a simple house beat enriched by creative percussion alongside catchy and simple basslines, the tune right here is an excellent blend influences, exploring a mixture oldschool dance vibes and modern house beats. The track is given additional depth with the addition pads and synth lines in the main section before descending once more into a more minimalist beat, focusing mainly on the beat and bassline. Definitely a must-hear for those looking for something different, so go check it out for yourself right now!


#DXCLUSIVE: Myke Bogan Debuts 'Backwoods' Video

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Myke Bogan has released a new video for his song “Backwoods” track f last year’s Cult Beauty album. The visual’s arrival coincides with the announcement his Owls Casket Kush weed strain bred by Bula Buds, which has its farm featured in the video.

“An owl represents the deep connection that you share with wisdom, good judgment and knowledge,” Bogan tells DX. “But I say death to all that! Smoke this shit and live your best fuckin life.”

Watch Bogan’s “Backwoods” video above and cop merch from his Cult Beauty LP here.


Madeon Announced to Perform at Ultra Music Festival 2020

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

After 7 long years, Madeon will officially be making his return to Ultra Music Festival. The popular music festival announced on social media today that the talented star is set to perform on the Live stage this March. Not only this, but Madeon himself announced that he will be bringing the Good Faith Live Show to the popular Miami festival.

Ultra Music Festival is slowly announcing new artists. Just last week, talented tropical house producer was announced to perform this year. Obviously, they are doing this to keep everyone on their toes until the phase 2 lineup announcement. The event will be taking place in almost two months, so that lineup is sure to be announced soon. However, in the meantime, check out the . Stay tuned for more updates on Ultra 2020.


III Points Releases Diverse 2020 Lineup

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Miami-based music festival III Points has officially released its 2020 lineup. It features incredible cross-genre artists such as The Strokes, Robyn, Green Velvet, , Wu-tang Clan, and Chris Lake.

If you are looking to attend a festival that is different from your typical dance music festival, then you should certainly check out this Miami music festival. Every year, the event successfully attempts to create a diverse atmosphere, bringing together

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Pop Smoke's Mother Reportedly Put Up House For His $250K Bail

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Brooklyn, NY – Pop Smoke‘s mother reportedly put her house up for sale in order to pay her son’s $250,000 bail. According to Queens Daily Eagle, Pop’s lawyer fered up the Canarsie, New York residence as part a bond deal to have him released.

The up-and-coming rapper was arrested on Friday afternoon (January 17) at the John F. Kennedy International Airport for interstate transportation a stolen vehicle. He pleaded not guilty to allegedly moving the stolen $375,000 Rolls Royce Wraith from California to New York and is due back in court on February 3.

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Court documents obtained by Complex further allege Pop “knowingly and intentionally” drove the vehicle, which was supposedly loaned to him for a music video, across state lines.

If convicted, he could face a 10-year maximum sentence.

Shortly after his arrest, Pop was seen having dinner with fellow Brooklynite Casanova as the two rappers appeared to squash their short-lived beef.


DJ Khaled Welcomes 2nd Child

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Asad became a big brother as DJ Khaled and wife Nicole Tuck welcomed a second son into the world on Tuesday (January 21).

Khaled made the announcement the birth on Instagram as he posted a celebration picture with Tuck’s gynecologist.

He wrote, “Thank you Allah! Thank you my queen Nicole! Bless up Dr. Jin! Another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

The producer posted other images celebrating the momentous occasion.

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Khaled posted an image the newborn’s footprints on his arm. He wrote, “I”m inspired! Another one! Grateful thankful! God is the greatest!”

The couple announced the pregnancy in September through Khaled’s Instagram.

His son’s birth kicked f a hectic week for the DJ producer as he prepares to pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle alongside Hussle’s friends Meek Mill and YG as well as Kirk Franklin, John Legend and Roddy Ricch at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26). His Father Asahd collaboration with Hussle and Legend “Higher” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance.

Khaled recently executive produced the soundtrack for Bad Boys for Life.


Jon Brion Talks Mac Miller Album Trilogy That Never Materialized

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

According to the late Mac Miller’s Circles producer Jon Brion, the posthumously released project was actually album No. 2 a trilogy.

During a recent chat with The New York Times, the storied musician explained their creation process and the deflating feeling never finishing their studio work.

“Mac] had this whole aquatic theme that came out something we’d talked about when he was working on Swimming,” Brion explained. “I’d noticed he mentioned water a few times in the lyrics, and then that grew into all these discussions about water and what it sounds like that became kind a running joke. There were supposed to be three albums: the first, Swimming, was sort the hybridization going between hip-hop and song form.”

“The second, which he’d already decided would be called Circles would be song-based. And I believe the third one would have been just a pure hip-hop record. I think he wanted to tell people, “I still love this, I still do this.”

Circles was released on January 17 and marked Miller’s first posthumous release since his accidental drug overdose in September 2018.

His estate called the making the album “a complicated process” but despite the obstacles and an unannounced album from Eminem, the project is expected to stream upwards 175,000-200,000 units, according to HITS Daily Double.

Regardless, Brion says he still feels a deep emotional connection to the music and probably always will.

“When I heard ‘Once a Day’ on that plane, it was like a knife in the heart,” he admits, referencing a flight he was on when Miller’s family called requesting he complete the album.

“I cried even when I was in the room with him recording it. And then, later when I was back in the room adding a guitar part or something to finish it, I would have to listen very closely to the vocal and it would just pulverize me. He was clearly trying to sort through his demons and was just being very, very honest, not trying to hide any it. I feel like the album is a clear picture somebody with those troubles who is funny and intelligent and was trying to look at them critically.”

Stream Mac Miller’s Circles below.


Tekashi 6ix9ine's Girlfriend Posts New Photo Of His Prison Life

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

New York, NY – Although Tekashi 6ix9ine’s signature rainbow-colored hair has faded to a dull brown with dirty blonde tips, the incarcerated rapper is still unmistakably Teakshi 6ix9ine.

On Tuesday (January 21), his alleged girlfriend shared a photo 6ix9ine behind bars rocking an all-white prison jumpsuit and several braids, his prominent “69” tattoo standing out among the rest his facial ink.

In the caption, 6ix9ine’s apparent ride-or-die made several references to the kind activity that got him locked up and claims the internet just “hasn’t been the same” since he left.

“They kidnapped you, they had sex with the mother your child, they get caught on the phone trying to kill you & their stealing millions dollars from you,” she wrote. “If you snitch, for the rest your life people are gonna try to kill you for being a rat but if you don’t snitch , you’re doing 47 years in prison where they’re gonna kill you anyway because they were already talking about it. Sammy the Bull kills 19 people and gets 5 years.

“You kill no one and gets 2 years . This shit is so fucked up …. LMFAOOO they can’t break you , no one understands why people still love you and support you . 13X PLATINUM. 8X GOLD. AND YOU HAD NO FRIENDS IN THIS INDUSTRY TO START OFF YOUR CAREER YOU TOLD EVERYONE SUCK YOUR DICK !!! THEY KNOW THE INTERNET HASN’T BEEN THE SAME SINCE YOU LEFT I LOVE YOU BABY.”

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They kidnapped you , they had sex with the mother your child , they get caught on the phone trying to kill you & their stealing millions dollars from you . If you snitch , for the rest your life people are gonna try to kill you for being a rat but if you don’t snitch , you’re doing 47 years in prison where they’re gonna kill you anyway because they were already talking about it . Sammy the Bull kills 19 people and gets 5 years . You kill no one and gets 2 years . This shit is so fucked up …. LMFAOOO they can’t break you , no one understands why people still love you and support you . 💕13X PLATINUM 💿 8X GOLD 📀 AND YOU HAD NO FRIENDS IN THIS INDUSTRY TO START OFF YOUR CAREER YOU TOLD EVERYONE SUCK YOUR DICK !!! THEY KNOW THE INTERNET HASN’T BEEN THE SAME SINCE YOU LEFT I LOVE YOU BABY #FREE YOU 💙💚💛🧡❤️💜

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6ix9ine was sentenced in his racketeering case last month. In addition to the 14 months he’s already served, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer sentenced the controversial artist to 24 months in prison with five years supervised release, 300 hours community service and a $35,000 fine.

This week, Engelmayer denied 6ix9ine’s petition to finish his sentence at home, explaining staying in prison is “necessary in this case … to] reflect the seriousness his crimes.”

While it’s possible he won’t be out until November 2020, the 85 Percent rule could lead to a July 2020 release.


'Bad Boys 4' Is Reportedly Already In The Works

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Bad Boys For Life hit theaters nationwide on Friday (January 17) and now, Sony has reportedly confirmed another installment is underway.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Bremner will return to write the script and Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will reprise their original roles as detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively.

This time, however, fans film franchise won’t have to wait as long between movies as they did with Bad Boys II and Bad Boys For Life. The time lag, which was caused by “spiraling budgetary costs” and “finding the right story” isn’t expected to happen again.

In an interview with TIDAL CRWN, Smith explained why it initially took over two decades to make Bad Boys For Life. 

“I just didn’t want to wreck the franchise,” he said. “I felt like I had other sequels in my career where I felt] like I didn’t land it. But with this one I just wanted to protect this franchise,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that the story was right, that it had something to say, that it was funny, and that it deserved to be made again. Not just, ‘People like sequels, so let’s just do a sequel.’”

He added, “What we tried to do that was really critical and important to me was not try to do the old movies again,” he said, noting that it was necessary for his and Lawrence’s characters to age and change. The reason it took so long is that I didn’t want to make it just as a cash grab.”

Bad Boys For Life has grossed over $112 million worldwide and is currently in theaters.


Diddy Officially Changes His Government Name To Sean Love Combs

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Los Angeles, CA – Diddy has undergone another name change, but this time it’s much more than a new moniker. The Hip Hop mogul has legally changed his government name from Sean John Combs to Sean Love Combs, according to The Blast.

The Bad Boy Records founder filed a petition to change his name to Sean Love Combs in Los Angeles County last year. In documents obtained by The Blast, a judge signed f on the switch on Tuesday (January 21) despite Diddy not being present in the courtroom.

Diddy previously flirted with the “Love” moniker in 2017 when he briefly declared his new name was “Brother Love.” Soon after his announcement, he revealed he wasn’t being serious and played it f as a joke. But a few years later, his jesting has become reality as Love is now his middle name.

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The newly dubbed Sean Love Combs has more excitement in store for the week too. On Saturday (January 25), he’ll be receiving the Salute To Industry Icons Award at the 2020 Pre-Grammys Gala. The invite-only event is co-hosted by his mentor Clive Davis as part the Grammy Awards weekend.

“Clive Davis and Arista Records gave me a chance when I was starting Bad Boy Records, he was one the first industry executives to really believe in me,” Diddy said in a press release. “I’m forever grateful for him. To be honored at this year’s Pre-Grammy Gala and receive the Industry Icons Award is truly a blessing.”


Aesop Rock Reveals Legendary Videographer Kurt Hayashi Has Suffered A Stroke

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The ten elusive Aesop Rock has resurfaced on Instagram for a good cause. On Monday (January 20), the verbose Rhymesayers MC posted a photo famed skateboarding videographer Kurt Hayashi — who shot Aesop’s 2017 video for “Hot Dogs” — and revealed he’d suffered a stroke the night before.

“A very close friend mine, Kurt Hayashi, suffered a stroke last night,” he captioned the post. “Please check the gundme link in my bio to read about the situation and assist with medical bills. All love.”

Aesop followed up with a second post on Tuesday (January 21) with an update on Hayashi’s condition and again encouraged people to donate to Hayashi’s GoFundMe campaign to help with mounting medical bills.

“Every day he’s getting a little stronger, moving more, and speaking more clearly and coherently,” he wrote. “Today we finally showed him some the support he’s been receiving online, and he was absolutely floored – just could not believe it. The positive comments and love are helping immensely – so please keep it coming.

“I also want to remind everyone there is a gundme link in my bio. The medical bills will be astronomical for all this – so every bit helps. He’s doing well, but he has a long road ahead him, and we want to keep the momentum going. Please repost to help get the word out if you can. ⁣

Aes added, “I realize most my friends in the skateboard world know Kurt, but many my music fans may not. This man is a legendary skate filmer, husband, father, and all around positive force in this world. For a little context – he shot and edited my ‘Hot Dogs’ music video.

“I see this guy literally everyday, and he’s been there for me in ways I can’t even describe. If you met him you’d love him.”

Hayahi has been the creative visionary behind numerous video campaigns for companies such as Nike, Brooks, Stumptown Cfee and Converse. He’s also contributed to several campaigns for the Portland Trailblazers.

Check out Hayahi’s GoFundMe campaign here.

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Just wanted to give some people an update on Kurt. Every day he’s getting a little stronger, moving more, and speaking more clearly and coherently. Today we finally showed him some the support he’s been receiving online, and he was absolutely floored – just could not believe it. The positive comments and love are helping immensely – so please keep it coming. I also want to remind everyone there is a gundme link in my bio. The medical bills will be astronomical for all this – so every bit helps. He’s doing well, but he has a long road ahead him, and we want to keep the momentum going. Please repost to help get the word out if you can. ⁣ ⁣ Also – I realize most my friends in the skateboard world know Kurt, but many my music fans may not. This man is a legendary skate filmer, husband, father, and all around positive force in this world. For a little context – he shot and edited my “Hot Dogs” music video. I see this guy literally everyday, and he’s been there for me in ways I can’t even describe. If you met him you’d love him. ⁣ Photo by Jill Hayashi. ⁣ Thanks, everyone. All love <3.

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Missy Elliott & H.E.R. To Co-Star In Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Commercial

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Ahead the anticipated Super Bowl LIV match-up that will pit the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs, Pepsi is unveiling that at least one their big surprises will feature some Hip Hop/R&B royalty.

Grammy Award-winners Missy Elliott and H.E.R. will co-star in a :30 Pepsi Zero Sugar ad that will introduce the new matte black can for consumers.

“At Pepsi, we are always looking for new ways to meet the evolving preferences our consumers, and we know that people increasingly are looking for sugar-free options,” Todd Kaplan, Vice President, Marketing, Pepsi said in a statement.

“We’ve learned that once people discover the great taste Pepsi Zero Sugar, they can’t get enough it and keep going back for more. So we are going “all in” on Pepsi Zero Sugar this year and have created a bold, unapologetic new look to match its great taste, with a new matte black can and a black tab that will stand out anywhere.”

Both acclaimed superstars took to Instagram to pump up their collaboration and promise flames.

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Missy is no stranger to the Super Bowl frenzy, having performed alongside Katy Perry in 2015 during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, breaking viewing records.

Super Bowl LIV airs on February 2 on FOX.