Obie Trice made his return last week with the release of his new single “Good Girls” off his long awaited album “The Hangover”. Along with the iTunes pre-order comes the official artwork and tracklist for project. Features include Estelle, Young Buck & more. Check it out below and pick it up on August 7th.
Chinese pop star Jane Zhang and American hip hop artist Big Sean (G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings) are collaborating on the original song “Fighting Shadows” for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ highly anticipated film “TERMINATOR GENISYS,” which opens in theaters in the United States on the 1st of July.
The partnership represents the first time that Zhang has recorded a song for an English-language film and marks Big Sean’s musical debut for a feature film.
“Fighting Shadows” will be released digitally in Asia by Sony and the rest of the world by Def Jam Recordings. It is available to download at iTunes beginning June 30th.
In what might be the best news of my life, Young Jeezy is set to put on a concert to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his BEST project Thug Motivation 101. See below for the official press release.
Grammy®-nominated rap superstar and CTE/Def Jam Recordings artist Jeezy announced today he will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of LETS GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101 with a one-night only concert event on July 25th in Atlanta at the legendary Fox Theatre.
Performing his classic album it its entirety for the first time, Jeezy will be joined by surprise special guests for an unforgettable evening in his hometown.
Thug Motivation 101, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, was certified platinum and spawned multiple hit singles which included “And Then What” ft. Mannie Fresh,, “Soul Survivor” ft. Akon, “Go Crazy” ft. Jay-Z and “My Hood.” In 2012, Complex Magazine named it one of the “classic albums of the last decade.”
Over the course of his successful career, the talented emcee has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and has had multiple chart topping hits. He is a pioneer in the world of trap music, which has since become a genre all on its own. Proving that Jeezy has immense longevity, he released his fifth studio album, SEEN IT ALL on September 2014, which was his first LP in nearly three years and marked the third #1 Soundscan debut of his career.
Tickets for the anniversary concert will go on sale on Friday, June 12th at 10am EST and can be purchased at www.foxatltix.com and the Fox Theatre box office.
Travis Scott took to Instagram where he announced his new single “3500 For The Coat.” The record will feature Future & 2 Chainz. Production will be handled by Zaytoven, Metro Boomin & Mike Dean.
WQHT HOT 97 FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B, is excited to announce it has partnered with global music and content platform, TIDAL. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. (EDT), on Sunday, June 7th, TIDAL will exclusively live stream TIDAL X: HOT 97 Summer Jam, the biggest Hip Hop concert there is, from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey! TIDAL members will be able to view the entire nine-hour live stream and a 25-hour replay. Hip Hop and music enthusiasts can catch performances by Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Fabolous & Friends, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & Friends, Omarion and more, and also take advantage of TIDAL’s full catalogue of over 30 million songs, more than 75,000 videos and exclusive content. TIDAL users can view the show on TIDAL’s website and both desktop and mobile apps.
The TIDAL X: HOT 97 Summer Jam live stream will consist of performances from both the Festival Stage and Stadium Stage, as well as backstage interviews, Live Broadcast room, and more!
HOT 97 Summer Jam begins at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) with performances by Travi$ Scott, B.o.B, Joey Bada$$, DeJ Loaf and Teyana Taylor on the Festival Stage. Attendees can stop by the Festival Village before the Stadium show to check-out the gaming station, social scene, cooling station, and more. The only way into the Festival Village is with your Summer Jam ticket.
Only a limited number of tickets are left! Purchase yours today at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail locations or by phone at 800-745-3000, beginning at $63 with special CLUB 97 packages available, which include premium show seats, access to the VIP Patio on the 50-yard line, an unobstructed view of all Stadium Stage performances, and a full-service cash bar are available for $203.
HOT 97’s Summer Jam is made HOT by Pepsi, CÎROC, McDonald’s, Nutrament, MetroPlus Health Plan, HER Imports, & NJ Lottery/Cash 4 Life. For additional information, go to HOT97.com. For the latest news, follow @HOT97 and use #SummerJam on Twitter and Instagram, and friend HOT 97 at HOT97OFFICIAL on Facebook. Text “Alerts” to 75759 for exclusive updates and announcements.
Earlier today, Wiz Khalifa announced that he’ll be releasing the sequel to his 2011 album, Rolling Papers. The album will be titled Rolling Papers 2: The Weed Album. No word on a release date yet. Stay tuned for more details.
Unfortunately the Hip-Hop community is waking up to some very sad news this morning. It is being reported that Coke Boys rapper Chinx was fatally shot last night in his car just after 4 a.m. at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Briarwood.
No other details as of yet except for a report by WABC-TV New York which you can check out here.
JAY Z REALLY wants Tidal to be your new streaming home. So bad that the GOAT has announced his ‘B-Sides’ concert in NYC on May 13th. The contest, which began this morning at 7:01am and ends on May 8th at 11:59pm, is pretty intriguing to say the least. In order to win two tickets, YOU sign up for Tidal, then curate a playlist focusing in on a certain set of rules. The playlist created will be judged on overall sequencing, incorporation of different genres of music and diversity of artist’s selected in your playlist. Personally, i think this is a brilliant idea but whomever is combing through these playlists and doing the judging has their work cut OUT for them.
In the event of a tie between Playlists, the Playlist with the highest score in the “Incorporation of different genres of music” category will be deemed a potential winner. In the event that there is still a tie, Sponsor will have an alternate judge review and judge the tied Playlist to break the tie. Sponsor reserves the right to not select one or more winners if, in its sole discretion, does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Playlists.
Terrence “J” Jenkins, co-anchor of E! News, actor and author, returned to his alma mater North Carolina A&T State University on April 24 to present a $100,000 endowment. Executives from NBCUniversal, the parent company of E!, joined Jenkins for a day of networking and professional development at the University.
In Jenkins’ honor, the department of journalism and mass communication declared April 24 ‘Terrence J Day.’ Campus events included a mentor’s breakfast and “Let’s Talk,” a networking session featuring Terrence J and moderated by N.C. A&T State alum and Vice President of News at NBC10 Philadelphia Anzio Williams.
“I am truly humbled to return to my alma mater and be in a position to give back to the same department and University that helped steer me on this incredibly rewarding career path. I’m inspired by the great work that NBCUniversal has contributed to N.C. A&T State and I am thankful to be able to work together with them on these important programs,” remarked Jenkins.
In March 2014, NBCUniversal established a partnership with N.C. A&T State to further develop initiatives to direct graduates of historically black colleges and universities into media careers. NBCUniversal donated $50,000 to N.C. A&T’s department of journalism and mass communication tosponsor the National Association of Black Journalists Multimedia Short Course held at N.C. A&T State and will continue a partnership with the university for four years.
“We are proud to join Terrence on this special day and continue our partnership with N.C. A&T State, which help prepare and equip students with the necessary tools to succeed in the competitive media industry,” said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal.