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Fetty Wap – Zoovier [New Mixtape]

Surprise! Fetty Wap drops off the new mixtape “Zoovier.”
Well look what we have here. With little to no warning, Fetty Wap decides to treat fans to a brand new mixtape tonight called Zoovier

Laced with 19 tracks in total, the follow up to this Summer’s Money, Hoes & Flows tape with PnB Rock features guest appearances from the homie Monty, Bricc Baby, Trouble, 21 Savage, and many more. It’s being led by the previously heard singles “Better” & “Late Night Jawn” which both dropped earlier this week.

Stream/download the tape now, and keep your eyes peeled for details on his highly anticipated sophomore album to surface soon as well.

Tracklist
01. My Wrist
02. To The Moon (Feat. Monty)
03. Shit I Like (Feat. Monty)
04. Shorty
05. Instant Friends (Feat. Monty)
06. Priceless (Feat. Khaos)
07. Dont Love Me (Feat. Monty)
08. Hate You
09. She Know (Feat. J. Porshea)
10. Island Boyz (Feat. Drebo & Monty)
11. Gucci (Feat. Trouble)
12. We The Shit (Feat. Monty)
13. Strappped Up Shawty (Feat. Bricc Baby)
14. Island On my Chain
15. King Zoo (Feat. 21 Savage)
16. Friends (Feat. Juugman & 4K Tayy)
17. Bad Lil Bitch (Feat. Lil Joe)
18. Blue Band Weirdo
19. Late Night Jawn

East Coast: The Birthplace of Hip-Hop

The birthplace of rap produced a slew of astonishingly talented MCs possessing rapid-fire wit and masterful wordplay. New York was the heart and soul of East Coast rap, with Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” being one of the first rap recordings. Later in the 80s, the scene developed and we had industry legends, LL Cool J and Run DMC paving the way. Later on newcomers Sean “Puffy” Combs and Notorious B.I.G. were going head to head with the rising West Coast industry.

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(Sugar Hill Gang and Run DMC)

Some of today’s most respected artists jump started their careers from the East Coast, Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label, Nas, Mos Def, Method Man and Wu-Tang Clan just to name a few.4

(Roc-a-Fella performance)

Still losing ground to the more appealing sounds of the south, New Jersey natives ‘Legal Dollars’ are looking to make the birthplace of rap shine again with their newest video “See You Mad”.

LADY GAGA’S NEW ALBUM JOANNE: RELEASE DATE, SONGS, CREDITS, COLLABORATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Mother Monster goes back to basics.

Right Gaga. You’ve had your year doing jazz with Tony Bennett, so can you now just be an incredible popstar again, please.

It’s been three years since the mixed reaction to her third album ARTPOP, but the next installment is a complete overhaul for the 30-year-old star, both visually and sonically.

Here’s the full story of Gaga’s fifth collection.

LADY GAGA ALBUM RELEASE DATE FOR JOANNE: IT’S COMING THIS YEAR

Just as 2013’s ARTPOP was released, Lady Gaga’s close team fell apart. The famously eccentric performer fired her manager, perhaps whilst dressed as a Yeti. Troy Carter was out over “creative differences” and Live Nation’s Bobby Campbell was brought in to look after her career.

Gaga is the queen of reinvention in modern pop, but Campbell’s plans for her included a more long-term transformation. We’ve seen her tone it down for mature jazz album Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett, perform a surprisingly traditional but stunning tribute to The Sound of Music at the Oscars, and more recently star in Ryan Murphy’s hit TV series American Horror Story.

But now all of that is out the way, it means Gaga will focus on releasing her new album in 2016. The star confirmed the new record for later this year after her win at the Golden Globes.

Just over six months later on September 9, we were given her brand new single ‘Perfect Illusion’.The track has been co-written and co-produced by Gaga herself, along with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and BloodPop. The latter was responsible for Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ last year, fyi.

The track leans towards the kind of fist-pumping, anthemic soft-rock that Bruce Springsteen made his name on, while at the same time remaining wholly Lady Gaga. There’s no denying that pop melody gets stuck in your head after precisely three listens, and the production is considerably less cluttered than the sometimes frantic soundscape of ARTPOP. Oh and can we just add that the music video is big, bold and full of energy.

As for the album? Well Gaga’s fifth studio collection will be titled Joanne and was released worldwide on October 21. The standard edition will include 11 tracks, with a further three on the deluxe. The album was named after her dad’s sister ,who died from lupus aged just 19. It’s also Gaga’s middle name. Oh and the artwork is absolutely stunning.

And guess what? The album is pretty much done. Aside from a bit of mixing and mastering – as well as a last minute hook or two – Joanne is set and ready to go. The tracklist is as follows:

  1. ‘Diamond Heart’
  2. ‘A-Yo’
  3. ‘Joanne’
  4. ‘John Wayne’
  5. ‘Dancin’ In Circles’
  6. ‘Perfect Illusion’
  7. ‘Million Reasons’
  8. ‘Sinner’s Prayer’
  9. ‘Come to Mama’
  10. ‘Hey Girl’ [featuring Florence Welch]
  11. ‘Angel Down’

The deluxe edition – which you’re definitely ordering – also includes bonus tracks ‘Grigio Girls’, ‘Just Another Day’ and ‘Angel Down (Work Tape)’.

As for availability across streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Gaga made sure Joanne is available on all of them. I just want my music to be available everywhere, for everyone. So that as many people as possible can hear it,” she said recently. “That’s what I would say. It feels the most fair to the fans..you know? They’ve given me a lot so I wanna try to give back to them too if I can.”

LADY GAGA NEW ALBUM 2016: WHO HAS SHE BEEN WORKING WITH?

Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – worked with a mix of established industry names, as well as some of the producers who helped her become the pop force she is today.

As we know from lead single ‘Perfect Illusion’, Gaga worked very closely with Mark Ronsonwho, she confirmed, executive produced the whole record. Considering his enormous success with funk-pop in the past 12 months, we’d be surprised if Mother Monster doesn’t get even more of her own floor-filling anthems too.

90’s Viral Video Lands Siblings a Feature with Kanye West’s Artist.

The light hip-hop style music with 90’s fashion clothes and catchy lyrics has been cruising all over the Internet since March 2016 and brought a storm among emerging artists from Texas. Who are they and why are they making a history?

Lil JSean and Aesja siblings originally from Woodlands, TX stepped foot in the professional music industry  in 2013. The decision to make big steps and come under the light was not an easy one, after the death of their elder brother shook their world it made them realize that life is too short and chasing dreams should be on top of the priority list. Also, when Lil JSean won the talent show at Blinn College in 2013 it inspired him to dropout from college and pursue music dream full-time.


Showcasing themselves as solo artists both Aesja and Lil JSean have been working on their music individually, however, the best results came along cooperation. Their joint music video of the song “Trust ‘Em” shook Twitter with more than 3m views and gained over half million views on YouTube. They have been featured on Billboard after their interview on CW 33’s, “Eye Opener TV”. The buzz over the internet has been boosting the number of followers on their Socials and the Media.

 


For rising artists visible success in online platform can be opening so many doors and it did. Cyhi The Prynce, who is one of Kanye West’s favorite songwriters; reported to be the author of the line on Taylor Swift in the song “Famous,” couldn’t pass by the rising talents. Teaming up with Jonathan Hay and JC Flores, created a new hit titled “Long Damn Time”. The premiere of the track was featured in the Houston Chronicle. Enjoy!

 

Find them on socials:

Aesja – FacebookTwitterInstagram

Lil JSean – FacebookTwitterInstagram

 

Celebrities Demand Peace after Dallas Shootings

Stephen Nnamdi

The world was shocked once again over last Thursday’s events in Dallas. The death of Alton Sterling by the hands of 2 white police officers has sparked huge protests across the country. Even though officials promised transparent investigations and punishment to those responsible for the murder of Sterling, those promises were not enough for the majority of the US population protesting across different cities. One of those protests was organised in the heart of Dallas on July 7th. During the Black Lives Matter march, 5 officers were killed and 6 were injured by Micah Johnson, a 25 year old who was determined to kill white police officers.

Here is how celebrities, politicians and other famous people reacted to the tragedy.

Beyonce Lands First Emmy Award Nomination As A Director For “Lemonade”

(AllHipHop News) Beyonce has earned her first Primetime Emmy nomination as a director after scoring four nods for her TV special “Lemonade.”

The superstar stunned fans in April, when she debuted her brand new album, Lemonade, with accompanying visuals in a film of the same name, and now her work has been recognized in four categories at the 2016 prize giving.

“Lemonade” has been named among the contenders for Outstanding Variety Special, going up against “Adele Live In New York City,” the TV broadcast of the British soul singer’s one-off performance at Radio City Music Hall last year.

“The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s hour-long episode of his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, which featured Jennifer Lopez, is also shortlisted, as well as “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and comedienne Amy Schumer’s “Live At The Apollo” special.

FOXY BROWN BLASTS VH1’S ‘HIP HOP HONORS’

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Foxy Brown isn’t too pleased with VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors.” Following Monday’s show, the Brooklyn rapper took to Instagram to discuss her displeasure with the network for not including her in this year’s “All Hail the Queens” festivities.

“I Awoke This Morning, Oblivious And Shocked At Our Fans Across The World’s TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1’s Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN,” she wrote. “Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud. Personally, I’d Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken!”

THANK YOU Beloveds!❤️❤️ I Love You Guys Dearly! I Awoke This Morning, Oblivious And Shocked At Our Fans Across The World’s TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1’s Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN. Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud.👏🏾 Personally, I’d Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken! We’ve Been Blessed To Set The Bar At It’s Highest Heights; Most Notably Receiving The 2016 Historic “KEY”🔑To My CITY of BROOKLYN🏦…..Therefore, Humbly Speaking The CALIBER Of HONOR I’d Aspire To Are Those “UPPER ECHELON”. After All Guys This Is VH1! Truthfully, The Only Accolade That Truly Matters To ME Is Of The MOST HIGH. Rest Assured, I’m In The Studio Perfecting This Incredible Return. Humbled And Blessed To Kill It Again! My Girl L BOOGIE (My Fav) And I, Have The Dopest Convo, Cracking Jokes In Our Caribbean Accents As She Prepares For An Amazing Overseas Tour. So, Actually Guys Let’s THANK @VH1👏🏾👏🏾 As We Are Definitely #TheDifference!!!! I LOVE MY FOXNATION! ❤️Fox! @platinumcamprecords @donpoohmusic @rachelnoerd💋

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NEW MUSIC: MADEINTYO FEAT. 2 CHAINZ – ‘I WANT (REMIX)’

madeintyo 2 chainz

Fresh off the Mad Max-inspired music video for “Uber Everywhere” with Travis Scott, Madeintyo enlists 2 Chainz for the “I Want (Remix).”

What exactly does Madeintyo want? Here’s a sample: a Gucci hat, a ratchet lil’ baby, a brand new whip, and a brand new house. Meanwhile, Tity Boi wants some of those same things. Plus, adds, that he’ll “throw Lil Wayne right at you.”

Madeintyo is definitely excited about the collaboration. “I’m blessed,” he told The FADER. “2 Chainz rocked with me from the beginning and he understands my vision. Truuuuuu.”

The remix comes more than a year after the original version of “I Want.” Back in June 2015, a video for that iteration was released.

Top 5 Emerging Artists from LA

LA is probably the most famous hotspot for big and small talents. Young artists with big dreams keep constantly moving there in search for a producer or the “Big Guy” to discover their talent and live their Cinderella story. While it is an option for some starting artists, there are many who don’t just sit and wait for their musical prince to realize their dream.

The internet has crushed the music industry: with platforms such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Datpiff and many more, it has given the opportunity to the rising artists to shine and share their music without a major record company.

1. AD

The rapper from Compton known to the public as AD has been actively releasing new music and gaining audience. Playing the Compton card, AD has released songs named “Welcome to ComptonFornia” and “ComptonFornia 2”. However, that is not the only thing you should remember him for, his single “Juice” is getting a lot of press and attention.

Top 5 Emerging Hip-Hop Artists from New Jersey

New Jersey has always been a major force in the Hip-Hop music industry including: Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan and Queen Latifah. Nowadays there are still many NJ artists who are on their ways of growing into superstars, but these 5 artists stand out between all of them to become the representatives of New Jersey Hip-Hop in America.

1. Sule

Sule, an Englewood native is making his statement in the modern hip-hop music. Influenced by the predecessors of NJ rap this rapper is creating his own name and building a fanbase like a lightning.

2. Rackboy Cam

Starting from 2014 Rackboy Cam has released several music videos, mixtapes and performed at thousands of live concerts. His exclusive music and rapping style make him a candidate for the next top star.