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Dave Chappelle Makes Surprise Appearance At Chance The Rapper’s “Open Mike” Event

Chance The Rapper had plenty surprises for the teenagers at his Open Mike Chicago event on Monday.

Comedic legend Dave Chappelle showed up to the showcase.

Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler and the cast BET’s The New Edition Story were in attendance too.

Open Mike Chicago’s goal is to provide local teenagers with an outlet to display their talents.

Phlow is here to stay whether you Love it or not • Word Is Bond

So, at the end last year, the budding Nigerian emcee Phlow and her dynamic duo music muse Teck-Zilla decided to hit us with a final song before this new year aptly titled Love It or Not. Phlow has kept her consistency going for her and this is a very admirable trait as she sounds like nobody amongst her peers.

Terrace delivers a captivating and unique tune entitled “Picture Perfect”!

Terrace delivers a captivating progressive electronic journey with his latest tune “Picture Perfect” from his forthcoming “Foundation” EP.

Missy Elliott Debuts Electric New Song and Video ‘I’m Better’: Watch

Missy Elliott, Lamb and a cadre space cadets get their freak on for the new video, “I’m Better”.

The hip-hop legend goes minimal in this slow groove, Autotune-heavy number which dropped overnight with a stylized, can’t-look-away clip.

Directed by Dave Meyers and Elliott, the video is loaded with lasers, floodlights, angles and wild choreography (arranged by Sean Bankhead and Elliott).

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock Roll Through In Their "Black Superhero Car" With Rick Ross

After releasing a video for “Limitless” with Dave East, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock return with visuals for “Black Superhero Car” featuring Rick Ross. Beginning with a stint in snowy Harlem, the trio relocates to the warmer climate Atlanta, where they kick it at Ross’s Atlanta luxurious mansion and entertain a revolving door scantily-clad women. Big K.R.I.T. also makes a cameo appearance. The song comes from DZA and Rock’s critically acclaimed album, Don’t Smoke Rock. Watch the video above.

Watch Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki Deliver Their Debut U.S. Performance of ‘Just Hold On" for ‘Tonight Show’

Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki got the place jumping for the U.S. TV debut “Just Hold On”.

The pop-meets-EDM super-collab appeared as the musical guest Tuesday night on the Tonight Show.

Released on Ultra, written by Tomlinson, Aoki, Eric Rosse, Sasha Sloan and Sir Nolan and produced by Aoki, “Just Hold On” is the first collaboration between the British One Direction star and the U.S. DJ hero. And not surprisingly, it was a solid hit on its release last December.

Nick Cannon Lands Big Deal With YouTube For Movie Starring Busta Rhymes, Whoopi and More

Nick Cannon and Busta Rhymes will star alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Louis Gossett Jr., in the upcoming movie “King the Dancehall.”

Nick’s company, Ncredible Productions, has partnered with YouTube Red to debut the film.

Nick Cannon directed the movie, which premiered earlier this year at the Toronto Film Festival.

“King the Dancehall” is about a Brooklyn-born guy who is forced to leave his neighborhood and reset his life in Jamaica.

Once on the island, he discovers his passion for dancing while rebuilding his life – with some drama.

“Music and dance are universal themes, and I’m excited to partner with YouTube to bring a story about the world’s sexiest dance tradition to its massive audience,” Nick Cannon, CEO Ncredible Productions told AllHipHop.com. “This film invites viewers into a vibrant, yet little known world outside the Caribbean – the dancehall – the Jamaican dancehall.

According to Nick, the movie mixes documentary footage from real life dancehall scenes, and features a number music legends to “bring ‘King Dancehall’ to life.”

“The King the Dancehall” will debut on YouTube Red later this year.

PIAS Acquires Australia’s Inertia Music

European independent powerhouse PIAS is ramping up its activities Down Under with the acquisition Inertia Music, one Australia’s top indie record labels and distribution companies.

Through the new arrangement, PIAS will snap-up Inertia Music and the representation the artist and label roster the PIAS Group in Australia will be taken over by Inertia with effect from April 1.

The new partnership sees Inertia remain indie and, PIAS assures in a statement, will further both companies’ commitment to the Australian and New Zealand independent music markets. Financial terms the deal weren’t disclosed.

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, will.i.am, 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.”