The official lineup for this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival has been released and features Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Wiz Khalifa, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ice Cube, Chance Th Rapper, Danny Brown, A$AP Ferg and more. The event takes place June 12th through June 15th in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale February 22nd.
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Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated single “Happy” has sold 1,318,000 units earning him a platinum plaque. Check him out at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2nd where the track is nominated for Best Original Song. Girl drops March 3rd.
Hot Digital Songs: #1 Happy, @Pharrell Williams 329,000 (1,318,000 total).
— Chart News (@chartnews) February 19, 2014
In celebration of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Eminem appear on the cover of XXL magazine’s April/May 2014 edition. The issue hits newsstands March 11th.
Drake has announced that his 2014 OVO Fest will take place on August 3rd and 4th at the Molson Ampitheatre in Toronto. Outkast will headline the first day and the second will be headlined by Drake himself. Tickets go on sale February 21st.
On Sunday, Dizzy took to Twitter to announce that he will be releasing a new EP entitled “State Of Mind”. Release date will be announced soon.
I got a EP dropping next month called "State of Mind" I'll drop the date when I drop the cover, Get ready
— Dizzy Wright (@DizzyWright) February 16, 2014
During his performance at the NBA All-Star Weekend, Weezy announed that the fifth installment of his legendary Tha Carter album series will be released on May 5th. Stay tuned for more details.
Read below what Justin Nealis of Party Supplies had to say about the project.
“We went out to LA with [Bronson] last month—me, him, Alchemist, and Sean recorded an entire EP of material under the name Jericho,” Nealis said. “Jericho may be a project that we drop, that’s really under-the-table, no one knows about that yet. Jericho may just be like a multi-genre, no label EP that may cross genres from Hip Hop to Electro to ‘80s Pop. We may bridge the gap with that actually, because some of the stuff we recorded for that, one of the songs sounds like a late ‘80s Smokey Robinson record and shit. And then, there’s some Surf Rock on there that sounds like the Beach Boys and Bronson’s rhyming on it. Alchemist made the beat. We rented pianos and keyboards. We rented a Wurlitzer, we rented a bass, we rented a few guitars and shit. We recorded a lot of original material that kind of has a very Electro sound and we’re calling it Jericho.
Only one year after releasing great Starvation 2, Ace Hood plans to drop the third installment in this popular mixtape series. The tape will hit the net on January 17th. Expect first offering to drop soon.
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March 4th is the D-Day for all Rozay fans.
After taking a lengthy road trip with Drake on his Would You Like A Tour? in 2013 and receiving co-signs from the likes of LeBron James and hip hop favorites for her recently released Sail Out EP, Jhené Aiko isn’t getting comfortable anytime soon.
The petite songstress, who has already appeared on Drizzy’s Nothing Was The Same and J. Cole’s Born Sinner, is finalizing her solo debut Souled Out (via Artium/ Def Jam Records) and has finally put a time stamp on her highly anticipated project.
“May 2014. Souled Out,” she tells VIBE, smiling from ear-to-ear, before revealing a very special feature. “I have a song called “Premises” with my daughter Namiko Love. That, right now, is my favorite one.”
This isn’t the first time her 4-year-old daughter has laid down vocals for her momma. Namiko can faintly be heard on the 2011 mixtape that catapulted Jhené’s career, sailing soul(s).
But before the LP drops, the “Stay Ready” singer plans to deliver more eye candy. Watch her discuss pumping out more videos before the album’s release and her Sail Out EP in the full interview above.