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KITH Pays Homage to New York by Recruiting the Lox for Its “96 Collection”

KITH has managed to reach new heights season-after-season in its five year span, but it will always trace back its roots to New York. For its forthcoming “96 Collection,” the coveted streetwear brand channels the Big Apple’s fashion culture from 1996. It was a time when New York hip-hop was at its grittiest as exemplified by the rap group The LOX, who Ronnie Fieg recruits for the capsule’s campaign. In the range, you’ll find a mix …

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Drake Wish Lil Wayne Happy Birthday Happy 34th birthday, Weezy.

Lil Wayne turned 34 years old on Tuesday, and many artists decided to take to social media to wish Weezy a happy birthday. Drake, who is Wayne’s most successful protege, took to Instagram and sent a sentimental message to his older brother. Drizzy shares: “Everything I got is because of god and you. Happy birthday to my brother. Thanks for believing in all of us when you didn’t have to.

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Drake & London On Da Track Are “About to Make History” With New Songs

London On Da Track was one of the producers responsible for some of Young Thug and Rich Gang’s success and critical acclaim, and now he has more hits planned for his future. Specifically, the popular beatsmith has several new songs with Drake in the vault. Speaking to VladTV for a new interview, London shares the following: “I met Drake in Atlanta at a bar or something … Me, Keyshia Cole, and Drake … Me and Drake was talking like ‘we …

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Rihanna’s Puma x Fenty Collection Imagines ‘Marie Antoinette at the Gym’ for Paris Fashion Week

Rihanna knows how to make things happen. It was only nine days ago that the pop artist and creative director of Puma’s women’s division announced that she planned to show her next collection for the German sportswear giant in Paris — and show it she did, in an intimate, chandelier-crowned venue in the heart of the city that was was simultaneously video-cast on Jay Z’s music-streaming site, Tidal. Inspired by the concept of “Marie Antoinette at the …

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Anderson .Paak, Kamasi Washington & MixedByAli Added to Camp Flog Gnaw Lineup

Tyler, The Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival lineup just got turned up a notch. On Wednesday (Sept. 28), the rapper announced that Anderson .Paak, Kamasi Washington and MixedByAli have been added to the already-lit lineup. In addition to the newly added artists, Camp Flog Gnaw will also feature performances from Tyler himself, Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q and many more. The fifth annual carnival will take place in Los Angeles on Nov. 12th and 13th at Exposition Park. …

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The 10 Best Major Lazer Songs

Major Lazer was a hit from the moment blogs first hinted at a Diplo and Switch collaboration. Before debut album Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do, hipsters were wearing Major Lazer shirts depicting the bionic, cartoon, Rasta soldier. When the frenetic, colorful, dancehall-influenced finally hit ears, it was an instant classic, and things have only ever gotten bigger. Switch eventually left and was replaced by Walshy Fire and Jillionaire, infusing the project with even more island …

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Jaden Smith Tapped for Environmental Media Association Award

Jaden Smith has been tapped to receive the Male EMA Futures Award at the Environmental Media Association’s 26th annual EMA Awards. Smith will be honored “for his leadership and action on environmental issues” at the Oct. 22 event, to be held at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank. The EMA Awards “recognize and honor environmental pioneers who embody the commitment and leadership to raise awareness of environmental issues.” As previously announced, Shailene Woodley will receive the Female …

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Jennifer Lopez Is Back In Judge’s Chair For NBC Dance Competition Series ‘World of Dance’

Jennifer Lopez is headed back to the world of TV competition series for NBC’s new World of Dance. The network said Wednesday that Lopez will be a judge, a role she previously filled on American Idol. She was previously announced as an executive producer for World of Dance. The 10-episode run will challenge contestants to demonstrate their skills in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, krumping, ballet and ballroom. The winner will receive $1 million. Would-be competitors can register …

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Pusha T Performs at California Prison as Part of New Tour

As Pigeons & Planes reports, Pusha T performed a special set at Calipatria State Prison yesterday. The show was a part of a new California-only tour known as “#SchoolsNotPrisons,” which also found Pusha T sitting down with Calipatria’s warden for a conversation. Pusha T’s “#SchoolsNotPrisons” performance went down in the heart of the prison yard, where inmates and members of the prison’s staff served as his audience. In an official statement, Pusha T shares: “Putting an end to mass …

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Drake is About “Six” or “Seven” Songs Into New Project Drake has been working on new music while he tours.

In recent weeks, Drake has confirmed new music with Future and Kanye West. At a Washington show this past Friday, the OVO rapper provided an even deeper glimpse at what he’s currently working. “I’m about six, maybe seven new songs in. Just getting warmed up. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it, I don’t know what it’s going to be, but what I do know is I can’t wait to come back to the mother fucking Tacoma …

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A New Drake & Future Song is Coming Soon

A few days ago, Zaytoven revealed to VladTV that Future‘s Beast Mode 16 record, the sequel to 2015’s Beast Mode tape, has been completed. Although he hasn’t given a release date to the project yet, the Atlanta superproducer recently gave a much needed update with Billboard at the BET Hip Hop Awards’ green carpet. He reveals that the first single features Drake and will be dropping within two weeks.

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Lupe Fiasco Shares a Guided Audio Tour of ‘Food & Liquor’ for Its 10-Year Anniversary

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his acclaimed debut studio album Food & Liquor, Lupe Fiasco has shared an hour-long audio tour of the album called “Ten Yurrs Layda.” Appearing on his SoundCloud account, the revered Chicago rapper’s candid recording explores the creative process behind the LP that put him on the map back in 2006. Beginning with a disclaimer that the timeline surrounding Food & Liquor was a little bit hazy and could be marked by “a lot of myth,” …

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Lil Wayne Claims Birdman Spent Most of Their $100M Advance From Universal Music

After touching on his possible retirement a few days ago on live television and sending shots at Birdman on “Grateful,” new legal documents from Lil Wayne’s $51-million dollar legal battle have hit the web thanks to TMZ. According to the paperwork, Universal Music Group advanced Birdman a whopping $100 million for a distribution deal, and he some how managed to burn $70 million on what he says are “royalties, marketing and recording costs.” Weezy’s legal received documents from Birdman’s lawyer …

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DMX to Join The Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Rapper DMX will be joining the ongoing Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, according to Sean “Diddy” Combs (aka Puff Daddy), who shared the news on Twitter Friday night (Sept. 16). “BREAKING NEWS! @DMX has officially joined the #BADBOYFamilyReunionTour!” Combs wrote alongside a brief video of DMX sharing his excitement to be on the tour. “I’m grateful to be as successful as I am … and blessed to be a part of something that clearly is an epic tour,” …

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Damian Marley Opening Colorado Weed Dispensary: Exclusive

The reggae musician is opening the retail space in partnership with Tru Cannabis. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley today announced the opening of Stony Hill, a new weed dispensary he is opening in partnership with Colorado-based dispensary company Tru Cannabis. The new retail space, which opens next Thursday (Sept. 22), will feature a full line of cannabis-based retail products, including edibles, extracts and a variety of different strains. Marley’s entry into the dispensary game marks the first time a …

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Aphex Twin Confirmed for First U.S. Performance in 8 Years

Electronic noise heads everywhere are about to lose their cool. Aphex Twin is confirmed to play Houston’s Day for Night festival at some point during the two-day event from Dec. 17 and 18. Festival organizers say this will be the elusive artist’s first time performing in the United States since his Coachella set in 2008. Day for Night is a two day art and music festival that touts itself as “featuring world class musicians as well as leaders in various disciplines of digital art.” …

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Brodinski Drops New Mixtape ‘The Sour Patch Kid’

Back in July, French DJ/producer Brodinski announced he would be dropping his mixtape — The Sour Patch Kid — in September. As promised, the new material has been released and features a fusion of musical guests and styles. The mixtape marks the artist’s first new release since his 2015 solo debut with Brave and also chronicles his evolution. Here, he blends his more traditional trap beats with Southern-style hip-hop, resulting in a “blueprint” — as the press release says — for how to properly mix the …

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Snoop Dogg to Be Honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards

Snoop Dogg, known for his ultra-smooth West Coast swagger and rap style, will be honored with the “I Am Hip Hop” award at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. BET said Tuesday (Sept. 13) that Snoop Dogg will receive the award Saturday during the taped event at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The show will air on BET on Oct. 4. DJ Khaled will host the awards for the first time. Snoop Dogg broke …

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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s Dinner Party Show Is Welcoming Some Big-Name Guests Filming just began in LA.

Filming just began in Los Angeles for Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s dinner party show on VH1, and the duo has been documenting what’s happened so far all on social media. While details about the show have been kept on the down low, we know that it’s going to be hilarious. According to Martha in a press release, “At our dinner party, we will exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity. Martha & Snoop’s Dinner …