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All of Donald Trump’s inauguration performers vs Barack Obama’s

It’s been well documented just how many artists have turned down the opportunity to sing at his swearing-in ceremony and ball, so it’s no wonder his final list is nothing to write home about.

A Bruce Springsteen cover band and Jennifer Holliday both dropped out this week because it was giving them rather bad publicity.

It certainly wouldn’t have looked good for the cover band to perform Bruce songs at the inauguration when the Boss has been staunchly against Trump, performed during Hillary Clinton’s campaign rallies and Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Just looking at the President’s list performers leaves the President-elect’s meagre group in the dust.

Bruce, Denzel Washington, Laura Linney and Martin Luther King III, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx and Steve Carell, Bettye LaVette and Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Hanks, Marisa Tomei, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban, Gay Men’s Chorus Washington, D.C., Herbie Hancock,, and Sheryl Crow, Tiger Woods, Jack Black and Rosario Dawson, Garth Brooks, Ashley Judd and Forest Whitaker, Usher, Stevie Wonder, and Shakira, Samuel L. Jackson, U2, Pete Seeger and course Beyonce, all performed or spoke at Obama’s inauguration.

The inauguration ceremony takes place in Washington DC on Friday January 20 at noon (5pm GMT).

A Women’s March is taking place the following day across the world in Washington, London and another 614 cities.

It has been organised for the protection our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding freedoms threatened by recent political events including Trump’s election.

Australia Denies Young Thug Entry; Rapper’s Concert Down Under Scrapped

Young Thug has canceled an appearance in New Zealand due to visa troubles in neighboring Australia.

The “Stoner” rapper, 25, was due to appear at the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Auckland on January 30 and had received an entry visa from New Zealand immigration ficials.

However, he was refused a visa by authorities in Australia, where the event moves for five more dates.

“Despite having his New Zealand visa, recent complications with the visa process for Australia means that Young Thug is not able to play any Laneway Festival dates in 2017,” festival organizers said in a statement. “We are deeply disappointed with this outcome as we have wanted Young Thug to play at the festival for some years now.”

Organizers have fered to refund Laneway ticket holders who were attending the festival specifically to see Young Thug.

Australian electronic act What So Not will replace the musician, real name Jeffrey Lamar Williams, at the event.

At present, the hip-hop star is facing legal issues in the U.S. as last week an Atlanta, Georgia judge issued an arrest warrant after he failed to appear in court for a hearing about a ticket he received last year for having illegal tinted windows on his car.

In December, Young Thug was arrested by police ficers in an Atlanta shopping mall for missing another court hearing about the illegal tinting ticket.

The star also hit headlines this week when the video for his track with Wyclef Jean was released.

The promotional clip documents how Young Thug made his co-director Ryan Staake’s life a nightmare by failing to turn up for the video shoot.

Mike Tyson Drops Video For Soulja Boy Diss Track ‘If You Show Up’

Well, things are ficially weird in regards to Soulja Boy and Chris Brown.

What started f as no more than a social media back-and-forth has now turned into a celebrity boxing match where Floyd Mayweather will be training Soulja, while “Iron” Mike Tyson is backing Breezy.

Before the fight, however, Mike Tyson has some things to get f his chest and he’s doing so in the form a diss track to Soulja Boy titled “If You Show Up.”

We heard the audio last week, but today, the legendary boxer has put together an ficial video for his diss track and it’s hilarious to say the least.

Until we get more information on the actual fight (or an announcement about it being a publicity stunt), enjoy Mike Tyson’s “If You Show Up” video below.

Hardwell Releases “Party Till The Daylight” to Celebrate His Birthday [FREE DOWNLOAD]

One the scene’s most presitigious DJs, Hardwell, rang in the New Year and celebrated his 29th birthday on Jan. 7 in an exciting way. After wrapping up 2016 with epic mainstage sets, he wanted to giveback to his fans on his special day with a free download the long-awaited “Party Till The Daylight.”

Catching the attention eager listeners across his Ushuaia Ibiza Residency and receiving outings further afield at Lollapalooza and EDC Las Vegas, “Party Till The Daylight” manifests the ultimate celebration atmosphere as this song commands crowds to party throughout the night. The bass-influenced track features shattering synths that merge a harder style with breakdowns nodding to classic electro beats.

The relevantly fresh and original song is a great welcome to 2017 as he announces some more exciting news for his fans. On Jan. 20th, Hardwell will host a special live broadcast to celebrate the 300th episode “Hardwell On Air.” Fans from around the world will be able to tune in the 50+ FM/XM radio station partners that will each be broadcasting the show, or the ficial Hardwell YouTube channel, and enjoy this live two-hour show.

To get your free download “Party Till The Daylight,”

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Jersey Rapper RetcH Eyed by Industry Heavyweights


Sources tell us that several high-profile industry execs were sniffing around at last Saturday’s RetcH show in Boston, MA. The New Jersey rapper played to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Middle East club in Cambridge as he kicked off his 1UP Tour.

Spotted at the show, among other high-powered dealmakers, was music industry heavyweight and GRAMMY voting member Scotty Heigelmann and his entourage. “You know when Scotty’s in the building that something’s about to go down” said a source.

Despite Boston getting slammed with over a foot of snow that night, RetcH was still able to pack the house and keep the crowd moving with songs from his 2016 release “Lean & Neck”, and tracks from past releases such as “Polo Sporting Goods” and “Finesse the World”.


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Anderson .Paak And The Free Nationals Announce New Album Dropping In 2017

While everyone was all jacked up the other day for news an upcoming Flying Lotus x Anderson .Paak collab, the Malibu artist revealed some news that flew quietly under the radar. In the midst the Flying Lotus rumors, Anderson took to Twitter to announce that he will also be releasing a new album this year with his band The Free Nationals.

Unfortunately, there’s no word yet as for when the album will be arriving, but considering Anderson & The Free Nationals are hitting the road with Bruno Mars this Spring for the 24K Magic World Tour, don’t be surprised if it surfaces before then. Or at the very least we should receive some new music by then I’d hope.

Peep the announcement below, and we’ll continue to keep you posted on any updates moving forward.

Paradigm Acquires AM Only and The Windish Agency

Paradigm is taking its relationships with AM Only and The Windish Agency to the next level.

After partnering with each music agency since 2012 and 2015, respectively, they will now all be under the Paradigm banner. The three firms already have been cohabiting in a new fice space in downtown New York since November.

The move further deepens Paradigm's strength in the music business, having acquired other music specialists including Monterey Peninsula Artists and Little Big Man in the past decade-plus.

"Paradigm has built an inclusive culture that keeps the spirit these independent companies alive, which allows our unique attributes to continue to flourish within the unified agency," said AM Only CEO Paul Morris, who, along with The Windish Agency founder and president Tom Windish, will retain his leadership role in Paradigm's Music Executive Group.

Added Windish: "The partnership with Paradigm has brought a tremendous group agents and resources together under one ro on a worldwide scale. We have always shared the same values, and I am proud to now share the same name."

Paradigm will continue its partnership with London-based Coda Agency. "In working with like-minded pressionals, we're able to expand our reach, resources and clients without losing our focus," Paradigm chairman and CEO Sam Gores said in a statement. "Our mutual respect and shared values make this integration a natural fit. I consider us very fortunate to have the brilliant minds Paul and Tom on our team."

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Riff Raff says 50 Cent cant fight and challenges him to a boxing match for $2 Million on the Chris Brown vs Soulja Boy undercard –

Riff Raff posted a video in which showed him doing his daily boxing training. Riff called 50 out in the video stating they could be the heavy weight fight on the highly anticipated Chris Brown vs Soulja Boy fight card. In the video Riff Raff is clowning 50 cent. Check the video below. Will 50 accept or even respond?

LL Cool J Wants Big Meech and Southwest T to Receive a Pardon

If you’ve been on Facebook or Instagram over the past couple years, you’ve probably seen the meme or faux news story that says President Barack Obama pardoned convicted drug kingpin Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, head the infamous Black Mafia Family. While that info is totally false, there are some people who feel strongly that Meech and his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory should be pardoned by POTUS before he leaves The White House. One person is LL Cool J.

According to the government, The Black Mafia family was a highly sophisticated, multi-million dollar drug operation that started in Detroit in the 1990s and spread to several states throughout the U.S.

At the height their powers, in the the mid-2000s, the group had set up shop in Atlanta. Shortly after starting a record label that helped push the careers acts like Jeezy and Bleu Da Vinci, the organization was taken down in a huge sting operation. In 2005, both brothers were sentenced to 30 years in prison after they plead guilty to running a continuing criminal enterprise.

According to Ladies Love Cool James, the two men should be released.

Todd expressed his feelings on the matter on Instagram a lengthy caption. Posting a picture Meech and T in their early days hustling, LL laid down his reasoning.

“I think these two guys who are both products my generation could do a lot good in the community if they were pardoned,” he started. “They were incarcerated for non violent drug fenses. If they were pardoned I’m sure they would do the right thing. It’s a matter character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it.”

He continued, “Although they set what some would call a negative example I think the second chapter their lives could potentially bring a lot healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible.”

Smith goes on to reveal his empathy for the brothers comes from them having similar backgrounds as him. “I don’t condone what they did but I understand why they did it,” he explained. “The inner city is a rough place to be born and raised. Temptation is everywhere tempting us to find a fast way to escape poverty. This is nothing new, but still very true. I really think these guys along with some the guys they were incarcerated with should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a ‘non violent’ charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me. Let’s all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I’m praying for you. I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory.”

Both men are currently scheduled to be released in December 2031.

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You Have to See This Incredible Troll Craigslist Ad for Coachella Tickets

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Ahh festival season, a time when all of the depravity that man kind stored during the winter months comes out in many insane, usually questionable ways. Coachella released its line up this past week, and of course it features some of the most incredible artists in every genre imaginable. Coachella is kind of the landmark music festival for people who normally do not go to festivals. It has it’s own brand of unique cliches that are inescapable. From flower crowns, to crop tops and bro tanks – Coachella is the place to be if you are rich, pretty, don’t like music festivals but still want some solid instagram fodder for the next month.

Though with each year as festival line ups are announced, there are always some beautiful trolls. This year is no exception. Oddly enough one of the first trolls – an obvious one at that – has been circulating around the blog world as legitimate. A craigslist post from a retired, recently divorced gentleman offering tickets to a 20 something in exchange for some bizarre requests has been having the music community reeling.

This could not be any more obviously a troll – as anyone who is willing to compile a list as such would have gotten arrested as soon as they left their house wearing their freshly made human skin mask. If you need a good laugh check it out below, whoever is behind this, bravo. We included the full transcript of the craigslist ad below but if you wanna check out the original just go here.

You Have to See This Incredible Troll Craigslist Ad for Coachella Tickets

“Ok here’s the deal. I have a VIP Pass for Weekend 2. I’m willing to give it away for free to the right person. I’m looking for a travel ‘companion’ that can enjoy the festival with me and just have a good time. I left my job as Supervising Manager at Soup Plantation and subsequently divorced my wife of 11 years. I cashed out my 401k and decided that moving forward, my life is all about having fun! No more team meetings, no more employee evaluations, no more balance sheets, no more darn conference calls at 7am. JUST FUN! I have a room at the Tropics Motor Motel in Indio Thursday through Monday. If you believe you can meet the below criteria, please shoot me an email and describe why you think you make the best fit. I appreciate your time and look forward to finding the right ‘one’!

1. Must be female between the ages of 19 and 25
2. Must be comfortable traveling in a Recreational Vehicle (Vintage Shasta Chinook 3100 – pic attached).
3. Must have fashionable sense of style in the vein of typical coachella goer (i.e. cute indian headband, small ripped jean shorts, lots of colorful bracelets, etc).
4. Preferably have a playlist of various Coachella artists on phone we can listen to on ride over.
5. Must keep hands and feet moisturized at all times.
6. Must be open-minded and opportunistic.
7. Must be ok with periodic hand-holding (perhaps during certain sensual songs and while walking into the festival initially).
8. Fingernails and Toenails must be nicely painted and harmonious with general color scheme of outfit.
9. I will provide snacks such as beef jerky and peanut butter sandwiches but if you have additional snacks and/or drinks…BIG BONUS!
10. Being social is fine but no excessive fraternizing with other male festival-goers, and most definitely NO PUBLIC AFFECTION with other festival-goers (violation of this rule results in immediate removal of Tropic Motor Motel room privileges and maybe even return ride).
11. Periodic moments of extended eye contact.
12. Allow me to brush your hair once per day (not mandatory, but encouraged).
13. Must not be into drugs, pot ok.
14. Must take a minimum of four photos of us together and post them to your Instigram account.
15. Any personal grooming such as toenail clipping, eyebrow plucking or lipstick application must be done in my presence.
16. At least once during festival, you must allow me to carry you on my shoulders so you can see stage better (perfect time for instigram photo!)
17. At least twice during the festival you must tell me in a playful manner that ‘I am naughty’.
18. At some point in time during the festival you must tell me that ‘you didn’t know how this would go, but you’re actually having a really good time’.
19. At least once during our stay after your shower, you must use the steam to write a cute message on the bathroom mirror for me to find later when I shower.
20. Must be ready to party and HAVE FUN!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as mentioned, an all expenses paid trip. If you think you’re the one, let me know and we can have a great time together. My name is Gordon and I am 56 years old from West Covina.



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