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Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album

Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Free Weezy Album (FWA) by releasing the project on all digital streaming platforms. Released via Young Money Records/Republic Records, the album features the bonus track, “We Livin’ Like That.” Wayne’s 11th studio effort was previously only on TIDAL.

Wayne is also treating fans to the highly anticipated visual for “Glory” – a hard-hitting single off of FWA. Directed by Eif Rivera, the explosive music video features Wayne showcasing his lyrical prowess on a mountaintop.

Tonight at 7pm EST/4pm PST, fans can also tune into the 10th episode Wayne’s hit new show – Young Money Radio on Apple Music. To date, the show has featured an all-star lineup of guests, including Dr. Dre,  Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Mike Tyson, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Shaq, Stephen Jackson, Kevin Durant, Mannie Fresh, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Deion Sanders, Babyface, Jessie Reyez, Lil Baby and more.

Earlier this year, Wayne released the deluxe version of his chart-topping album Funeral, which includes 8 new tracks featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, Doja Cat, Jessie Reyez, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. Funeral marks Wayne’s 5th No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, joining Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).

Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, skater, philanthropist, and history-making superstar left an indelible tattoo on the culture. By 2020, he cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time,” tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. Not to mention, he garnered 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs, and eight NCAAP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100,” logging a staggering 109 entries.

With a discography highlighted by two consecutive #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with 2008’s triple-platinum three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its double-platinum 2011 successor Tha Carter IV, he completed the series with Tha Carter V in 2018. Not only did it clinch #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it also achieved “the second-largest streaming week for an album in history.” Every song on the tracklisting charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as he became “the first artist to debut two songs in the top 5.” It all bulldozed the way for his thirteenth full-length, Funeral, a year later. Simultaneously , Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as C.E.O. The company ignited the careers of two of the most successful artists ever—Drake and Nicki Minaj. The committed philanthropist founded The One Family Foundation too.

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The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Edition]

Aftermath/Interscope Records will release a triple-length edition of Eminem’s groundbreaking, Grammy Award-winning album The Slim Shady LP on vinyl, and a two-disc edition on CD. Pre-orders for The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Edition] are available now.

Pre-order The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Editions] by Eminem on vinyl & CD HERE

Comprised of 30 tracks, the three-LP/two-CD editions of The Slim Shady LP feature 10 bonus tracks, including rarities, a cappella versions, freestyles, and instrumentals. Earlier this year, Eminem celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Slim Shady LP with a digital release of the expanded edition, marking the digital-download and streaming debut of many of the album’s bonus tracks.

Arriving on February 23, 1999, The Slim Shady LP debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and later won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Eminem’s four-times-platinum major-label debut includes the double-platinum single “My Name Is” (winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance). In addition, the album features such iconic tracks as “Guilty Conscience” and “’97 Bonnie & Clyde.

Track listing for The Slim Shady LP [Expanded Editions]:

  1. Public Service Announcement
  2. My Name Is
  3. Guilty Conscience 
  4. Brain Damage 
  5. Paul
  6. If I Had
  7. ’97 Bonnie & Clyde
  8. B****
  9. Role Model
  10. Lounge
  11. My Fault
  12. Ken Kaniff
  13. Cum On Everybody
  14. Rock Bottom
  15. Just Don’t Give A F***
  16. Soap
  17. As The World Turns
  18. I’m Shady
  19. Bad Meets Evil
  20. Still Don’t Give A F***

BONUS TRACKS:

  1. Hazardous Youth (A Cappella Version)
  2. Get You Mad 
  3. Greg (A Cappella Version)
  4. Bad Guys Always Die (From The Wild Wild West Soundtrack)
  5. Guilty Conscience (Radio Version)
  6. Guilty Conscience (Instrumental)
  7. Guilty Conscience (A Cappella, Edited)
  8. My Name Is (Instrumental)
  9. Just Don’t Give A F*** (A Cappella)
  10. Just Don’t Give A F*** (Instrumental)

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Mike Will Made It and Eminem’s Surprise Album Drop

Eminem’s surprise album drop, Kamikaze, features two tracks produced by Grammy-winning producer Mike Will Made It.

The two Mike Will tracks, “Fall” and “Greatest” are co-produced with Eminem and Jeremy Miller, respectively. “Fall” also features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Released via Aftermath/Interscope Records, Kamikaze is available now via all digital retailers.

To learn just a little more about Mike Will Made it, the artist was born in 1989 in MarieVa in Atlanta, Georgia and his original name was Michael Len Williams II. His influences include Dr. Dre, Timbaland, and Pharrell. He is widely known for his production on credits on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” 2006 is when he set up for Ear Drummers Entertainment and his label and production company Ear Drummer Records in 2016 where several artists have been signed to it.

 

Fuse celebrates “Hip-Hop at 45”

The Thursday, June 28th launch lineup:

  • Fuse.tv will premiere three all new episodes of Rant & Rave featuring two of the hottest ladies in the rap game today, Young M.A and Snow tha Product as well as hip-hop royalty, Salt-N-Pepa. A fresh episode of Lie Detector with hip-hop legends DJ Skribble & Kid Capri follows along with a brand new episode of the ASMR-triggering, digital series Mind Massage with Tierra Whack.
  • FM @ 8 p.m. ET The Artists to Watch weekly block celebrates the future of hip-hop, spotlighting the freshest up-and-coming artists making waves in the industry, both today and tomorrow such as Trippie Redd, Sango, and HoodCelebrityy.
  • Fuse @ 9 p.m. ET It’s a triple-hitter movie night, beginning with the classics Torque, Rhyme & Reason, and I Got The Hook Up starring hip-hop greats including Ice Cube, Master P, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and Lauryn Hill, among others. Additional featured movies throughout the summer are top lined by bevy of hip-hop star power including Jay Z, Nas, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Method Man, Redman, Cam’ron, Trey Songz, T.I., Chris Brown, Ja Rule, and more.
  • Across all Fuse social channels, Hip-Hop at 45 launches with the biggest “beefs” in hip-hop, and a “Today in Hip-Hop history” #TBT. Featured social content rollout includes “Hip-Hop + album/street art” on Mondays, “Fashion in Hip-Hop” on Tuesdays, “Women in Hip-Hop“ #WCW on Wednesdays, “Hip-Hop playlists by the decade” on Fridays, “Photography in Hip-Hop” on Saturdays, and “Sports + Hip-Hop” on Sundays.

This lineup also includes:

  • Fuse.tv debut special 45th Anniversary-themed episodes of Weekly News Rap, the original digital series recapping the week’s hottest news and trends, performed by today’s emerging rap stars, kicking off with Harlem battle rapper, Loaded Lux, spitting the history of battle rap. And we’ll have A Seat With… rap legend Big Daddy Kane. Also debuting during Hip-Hop at 45 is Made from Scratch with Ayo & Teo. Additionally, Fuse.tv will celebrate Hip-Hop at 45 with the premieres of two original digital series: Deep Cuts (working title), an interview series delivering an intimate look into the lives and creative process of emerging and established producers in the hip-hop industry; and The Kickback (working title), a roundtable-style digital series exploring hip-hop culture.
  • Every Saturday at 6p ET/3p PT throughout the 45 days, FM will offer a series of Hip-Hop at 45 video countdowns, celebrating the latest and greatest hip-hop artists in the game. Featured music video blocks:45 Legends of Hip-Hop, will lace you with the classic videos from the legends that paved the way in hip-hop such as The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac and Big Pun; Hip-Hop’s First Hits drops the music videos that made you fall in love with some of your favorite hip-hop artists including 50 Cent’s “In Da Club,” Eminem’s “Slim Shady,” Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” and more; 45 Freshman of Hip-Hop gets you acquainted with the freshman class of hip-hop stars like Flatbush Zombies, Lil Uzi Vert, and Goldlink who are making waves in the culture; 45 Videos of the 2000s drops it like it’s hot with the best music videos of the 2000s from Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Outkast, and UGK; Iconic Hip-Hop Videos flashes back to the most iconic hip-hop videos of all time such as 2Pac’s “Changes”, NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” and Nas’ “If I Ruled the World”; 45 Hip-Hop Crossovers highlights some of the most unlikely collabs in hip-hop like Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way,” Lincoln Park’s “Numb,” and Marshmello’s “Silence”; and FM’s Guide to the 45 Best Hip-Hop Videos will school you on the best hip-hop videos of all time including The Notorious B.I.G. “Juicy,” Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” and Missy Elliot’s “Work It.”
  • Tune in to Fuse for a four-night event beginning Sunday, August 5th, for the television premiere of Hip-Hop Evolution. This docu-series chronicles the life and career of hip-hop pioneers such as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, DJ Jazzy Jay, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow, Chuck D, Fab 5 Freddy, Sugarhill Gang, Russell Simmons and LL Cool J, among others through in-depth interviews, archived footage and more. And for the duration of the stunt, Fuse will be commemorating with featured episodes starring a lineup of hip-hop all-stars with guest appearances on Moesha (Jamie Foxx, Russell Simmons, A Tribe Called Quest, Usher Raymond, Mary J. Blige, and Dr. Dre); Sister, Sister (Mya, Tyrese, and BlackStreet); and The Parkers (Warren G, Nick Cannon, and Lil’ Kim).

Fuse’s Hip Hop at 45 programming:

http://www.fuse.tv/shows/hip-hop-at-45

New episode of Lie Detector featuring DJ Skribble and Kid Capri:

http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2018/06/dj-skribble-kid-capri-hip-hip-at-45-lie-detector-interview

New episode of Rant & Rave featuring Snow tha Product:

http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2018/06/snow-tha-product-hip-hop-at-45-rant-and-rave-interview

New episode of Rant & Rave featuring Salt-N-Pepa:

http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2018/06/salt-n-pepa-hip-hop-at-45-rant-and-rave-interview

New episode of Rant & Rave featuring Young M.A:

http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2018/06/young-ma-hip-hop-at-45-rant-and-rave-interview

Youngblood acoustic version

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), release an acoustic version of their new single, Youngblood; Download/stream Youngblood (Acoustic) HERE. Youngblood is the title track from the band’s third studio album, out June 15 on Capitol Records and now available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Youngblood; and, Want You Back; See below for full album track listing.Youngblood hit #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and has over 64 million streams. Rolling Stone says, 5 Seconds of Summer shred on Youngblood. The song has a relentless, thumping rhythm, around which (5SOS) move between delicate verses and a booming chorus. Nylon declares, Youngblood is great. Like, really, really great and Alternative Press calls the song, stunning. Watch the Youngblood live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3Tour HERE.

Tickets for 5SOS Meet You There Tour, are on sale now at LiveNation.com. Each ticket purchased for the tour also includes a copy of the forthcoming album. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles Greek Theatre (October 12). Full itinerary can be found HERE.

Following 5SOS five-plus years of recording and touring behind its first two albums both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the band decamped across the hemisphere to Los Angeles to find a new set of collaborators, influences, and inspirations. While expanding its musical parameters on Youngblood, 5SOS retains the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. They wrote and recorded the bulk of the album with the Swedish producing-writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna). Other collaborators include Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi (Camilla Cabello), producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, Simple Plan).

Hailed as the biggest new rock act in the world by Rolling Stone5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. 5SOS’s self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. She’s Kinda Hot, the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) has won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

Michelle Cadreau x “Dominate”

Hip-hop lyricist Michelle Cadreau has developed a writing and rapping style with both subtlety and introspection to reflect her Native Canadian Indian and Polish ancestry. With four CDs to her credit, the Hamilton, Ontario melds hypnotic and soulful beats with her trademark urban poetry to create a performance style that is equally juxtaposed and complementary.

 

Given the native Indian name Blue Sky at birth by her grandmother (who was born on a reserve in northern Ontario), Cadreau has a tattoo on her back of blue zebra stripes in the shape of an eye with the inscription ‘Blue Sky.’ It is a physical reminder of her spiritual relationship to the earth and heavens and her family.

 

With musical influences that include Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, Cadreau proudly emulates their style. Her ideas often come from a word or phrase that sparks inspiration and builds from there.  She also credits her parents for her love of music. Both played in bands most of their lives – her mother (a nurse by profession) is a vocalist and drummer and her father a vocalist and bass guitarist.

 

Like her mother, Cadreau also plays drums, having begun lessons at age five. She is also an accomplished painter and jewelry designer and has a degree in interior design. Her connection to the visual arts has been a foundation for her lyrics, which paint pictures of the joy and pain of life.

 

Among her releases is the breakout number, “Precipitation,” an articulate and explicit song that boldly details a rapper giving a slam performance for fans; “Like a Killer,” uses boxing to symbolize violence; and “Hip Hop Clerk” is a commentary on making it in the music industry.

 

Also included is “Ineffable,” a look at fan adulation; “Give Me The Prize,” a nod to intelligence and the rewards it can provide; and “Tallest Mountain,” a heartfelt look at making your way up the hip hop ladder. Her strongest response by far from both fans and critics online has been for the song “Ghetto Survival,” which equates creating powerful rap music with persistence and success.

 

Cadreau is using her lyrical deftness and distinct vantage point to create music that is true to her while paying homage to the complex backstory of rap and hip hop.

 

For more information: 

www.michellecadreaulyricist.com

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Eminem × SiriusXM

Eminem to Host ‘Shady Fireside Chat’ Live this Friday, Dec 15 from Detroit Exclusively On SiriusXM

 

Fans and members of the media invited to call in and ask Eminem about his new album “Revival” during this global press conference event

 

WHAT: Eminem will host Shady Fireside Chat, a live conversation, discussion and Q&A, on his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Shade 45. Eminem will field questions directly from fans, media and Shade 45 listeners, live from his home studio in Detroit, discussing his highly anticipated new album, Revival, which will be released on the same day. Shady Fireside Chat will offer a rare-glimpse of Eminem chatting directly to fans and audiences, while opening up about his new album, Revival.  

WHEN: Friday, December 15 at 5:00 pm ET. 

WHERE: Live on Eminem’s exclusive SiriusXM channel, Shade 45, as well as SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation (ch. 44), The Heat (ch. 46) and Volume (ch. 106) channels.

HOW: Listeners can participate by calling [888-SHADE45] during the live broadcast. Media can contact Dennis Dennehy at d.dennehy@umusic.com.

MORE: Eminem’s Shade 45 is an example of SiriusXM channels created with iconic and leading artists. Shade 45 plays uncensored hip-hop and features music from artists such as Eminem, Drake, 50 Cent Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Travis Scott and more. 

Over the course of his career, Eminem has sold over 124 million albums and 171 million singles worldwide.  He was Nielsen SoundScan’s top selling artist of the 2000s with 32.2 million albums sold in that decade in the U.S. alone. In addition, Eminem was also named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade for the same period, 2000 through 2009.  Eminem has won 13 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.  His last album, 2010’s Recovery, was the first album in the US to ever go platinum digitally. His most recent album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released on November 5, 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart selling 792,000 copies in its first week.

Style Artist Lounge

Style Artist Lounge Attendees to be Immersed in Art, Music & Fashion During Art Basel Miami

Style Artist Lounge will return to Miami—bringing debut fashion collections, live music performances, and exclusive art installations to Art Basel 2017.

Events will be held at the newly renovated MiaBea House, on 23rd and Collins. The Style Artist Lounge will provide guests with two floors of extraordinary experience; the first floor will transport guests into a warm and welcoming area, filled with incredible art installations. Notable artists including: Giuliano Bekor, the Popovy Sisters, John Born, Moncho 192, Rachid Kallamni, Scram Jones, Domingo Zapata, Sofale Ellis and more.

Guests can expect debut fashion presentations by influential designer, Andre Emery accompanied Chelsea Pereira’s Poseidon Society. Draya Michele will present her SS’18 Mint Swim collection and the Style Artist Lounge will additionally be home to a private party hosted by celebrity designer, Marco Marco. A luncheon held by Merril Lynch will benefit the Rush Arts foundation, while a separate networking event by Entrepreneur Magazine will bring young entrepreneurs together.

In the night, a string of parties, celebrity dinners and live music performances will take place in the Style Artist Lounge Annex. Guests can anticipate live performances by DJ Clark Kent, DJ Tony Touch in addition to luxe parties by Lux Now. Vezt Inc. — the music app taking over the industry—will bring a number of notable musicians to the crowd, celebrating the recent launch of their app at a private dinner hosted by Dre of Cool & Dre. Sensational rosé provided by Notorious Pink will fill the glasses of designers, guests, artists, musicians, celebrities and socialites each night.

A special thanks to Essentia Water, Harmless Harvest, International Chamber of Design, Entrepreneur Magazine, Rush Arts Foundation, Merril Lynch, Style Fashion Week, and Mia Bea House.

New and exciting events are being added to the event schedule each day—stay updated on event schedules and get more information on www.stylefashionweek.com

Beats By Dr. Dre – “Above The Noise” with DJ Snake

Beats by Dr. Dre has released the latest chapter of “Above the Noise” campaign promoting the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphone. The latest release captures Geffen Records artist DJ Snake’s performance on Paris’ legendary Arc de Triomphe as well as a look at the journey that took him there.

DJ Snake was the first performer ever to play atop the roof of the iconic French landmark on Sept 6th.

Directed by Colin Tilley, this film maps his incredible journey where he talks for the first time about how he rose from the streets of Paris to be one of the world’s biggest performers and producers, and his love for the country he came from.

Talking about the film, DJ Snake says, “Playing the roof of the Arc de Triomphe was a moment I wanted to keep forever so when Beats asked me if they could make a short film about that night, and my journey to that point… it was easy to say yes.”

Watch the performance here: http://beats.is/djsnake

Boogie × Shady Records

SHADY RECORDS SIGNS COMPTON-BORN RAPPER BOOGIE TO ITS ROSTER

Hailing from the Westside of Compton, Boogie grew up in the same city that produced a who’s who of rap’s greatest superstars including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, The Game and YG. Boogie released a series of mixtapes that put the young MC on the map and captured the attention of Interscope Records which then brought interest from Eminem and Shady Records. His second mixtape, The Reach, released in 2015, led Pitchfork to call him “one of the best young rappers in the country” and the LA Times to comment that it features “the kind of vivid, full-fledged production usually reserved for a successful mainstream artist on his or her second or third major-label effort.” 

Boogie is everything I look for in an MC,”, said Eminem. “Unique voice and point of view combined with crazy wordplay. This is a great fit and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

Boogie is currently working on his Shady Records debut.  

http://shadyrecords.com/