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Watch Mariah Carey Receive Her Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

What do you give a diva who has it all? Well, when platinum plaques and all the trappings of fame aren’t enough, there’s always Hollywood. Mariah Carey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (August 5), where the singer was honored for her career impact and toasted among friends, including directors Brett Ratner and Lee Daniels and TV executive Stephen Hill. Get a look at the ceremony in the clip above.

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Alessia Cara Kicks Off Tour With Short, Rousing Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA—It’s rare that an artist with only a single hit to their name would have the right to embark on an international tour, much less that experienced music-lovers and listeners would be willing to attend said tour with little to no idea of what to expect other than the sole song-catalog. But such is the case with Alessia Cara, the 19-year-old whose song “Here,” the anti-party anthem for introverts, has quickly become the …

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Robin Thicke & Nicki Minaj Are ‘Back Together’ On New Single

Aside from publicly announcing the status of your relationship via social media, one way for musicians to put a stop to rumors spiraling at their expense, is to clear the air through a song. And that’s exactly what Robin Thicke did, with the help of Nicki Minaj. The R&B singer released “Back Together,” a disco-esque song produced by Max Martin. The danceable track, comes as the second collaboration for the pair, following “Shakin’ It 4 …

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Tyrese Protests Radio Station, Cited By Police In Aftermath

Tyrese has been very clear and very vocal about his feelings regarding the state of R&B music. Acts like Sam Smith, Robin Thicke and other white performers who sing soul music are receiving crossover radio play on pop stations. Meanwhile, Tyrese, who recently topped the Billboard 200 album charts and is currently occupying the number two slot on the Adult R&B Songs chart with is single “Shame,” is upset his music is relegated urban stations …

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Yasiin Bey Riffs On Drake, Meek Mill In Stand-Up Comedy Debut

Yasiin Bey is adding “comedian” to his impressively stacked résumé. The rapper, formerly known as Mos Def, appeared onstage at Phi Centre in Montreal Monday night (August 4), performing his first-ever solo stand-up routine, titled “Happy Birthday! Shut Up.” According to CultMTL, the sold-out show featured Bey commenting on the state of hip-hop (“I love hip-hop, [but] ‘rap’ is like if Donald Trump were black”), as well as the now-infamous Drake/Meek Mill beef (“The male ego is a boring …

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Drake Runs Through 6ix Annual OVO Fest With Kanye, Future

With a Power Rangers-esque fit and all, Drake was nothing short of mighty on the closing night of his sixth (or 6ixth) annual OVO Fest.  Travis Scott. Skepta. Future. Kanye West. Pharrell Williams. Drizzy’s homespun celebration had the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto going up on a Tues… Monday (August 3). But even with the star power in attendance, the 6ixth annual affair was mainly highlighted by Drizzy, who practically dedicated the night to those …

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J. Cole Turns A Dream Into A Milestone At MSG

“They say that dreams come true, and when they do, that there’s a beautiful thing…”   NEW YORK, NY — It all started with a dollar and a dream. Ever since stepping off the sideline a few years back, J. Cole  has turned those very dreams into memories. From covering The Source without an album out like he did in 2010 to having his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, become the first hip-hop …

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Disclosure Announce North American Tour

In support of their forthcoming sophomore album, Disclosure has announced details of a North American tour beginning in September. After sharing their lead single and accompanying sci-fi short for ” Holding On,” the Lawrence brothers will tour across the continent following the release of Caracal, out September 25th via Capitol Records. Disclosure’s month-long show series begins at Los Angeles’ Memorial Sports Arena on September 29th and will run through New Orleans and Toronto before finishing …

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Puff Daddy On ‘Finna Get Loose

It’s time to get ‘Loose.” We’re just a day out until the premiere of Puff Daddy & The Family’s music video for “Finna Get Loose,” featuring Pharrell and directed by Hype Williams. The clip—set to bow on Apple Music—is more than a movie, it’s a full-on film festival. Watch The Hype Williams Trailer For Puff Daddy & The Family’s ‘Finna Get Loose’ “I been trying to make this record for 15 years,” PD told REVOLT, …

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Hardwell

It definitely changed a lot of things for me!” Holland’s Robbert van de Corput aka Hardwell is talking about being awarded the No.1 spot in last year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, which in a rare feat of industry dominance, he’s managed to hold onto for a second year running. “There’s no doubt it’s been a roller-coaster ride with many, many standout moments! Although I’d spent 10 years dreaming of becoming the No.1 DJ, …

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Tiesto

Tijs ‘Tiesto’ Verwest has had a busy year. Not only has the Dutch DJ/producer released his ‘A Town Called Paradise’ album, he’s also been executing gig after gig, travelling the world while fulfilling his residency at glitzy Las Vegas superclub Hakkasan — alongside Calvin Harris. These days, Tiesto’s sets are filled with tunes that fall into the poppier, housier side of EDM — a far cry from the hard, fast, hardcore trance sound that made …

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Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage name Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid),  is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. He started his musical career at age 11, releasing a collaborative album with Glorious Five entitled Lil Prinz (2001). In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W.‘s imprint Empire Mates Entertainment. He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” …

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Major Lazer and DJ Snake top Billboard’s

Major Lazer and DJ Snake top Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 1) with “Lean On,” featuring MO (3-1). It’s the first leader for Major Lazer and the second for DJ Snake, who, with Lil Jon, scored the chart’s No. 1 song of 2014, “Turn Down for What.” “Lean” accumulated 9.6 million U.S. streams in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music, enough to power back to No. 1, for a fourth …

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The Weeknd Gives ‘NY Times’ A Look ‘Behind the Madness’

Who’s that creeping out of the shadowy margins and smack-dab in the center of pop — not just music, but the culture itself? The Weeknd, that’s who. Nearly two years removed from his first major-label album, Kiss Land, the normally elusive singer is on the verge of quite the career launch. Within the past six months, Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, has tranformed into a hitmaking pop star. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” single “Earned It,” …

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Major Lazer Release ‘Powerful’ New Video Starring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley

Following the massive chart-topping success of their last single “Lean On,” the global electronic superstars Major Lazer has now employed the talents of Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley for their raging record “Powerful.” Major Lazer ‘Lean’ On Live Instruments For Late Night Performance Taken from their stacked third album Peace is the Mission, out now via Mad Decent and Because Music, the shattering song now receives a brand new video. Directed by James Slater and …

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Dr. Dre Scraps ‘Detox’ For New Album ‘Compton’

After much speculation, Dr. Dre took to his Beats 1 radio show, called The Pharmacy, on Apple Music today (August 1) to formally announce his first album in 16 years, Compton: The Soundtrack. This new LP will be a companion piece to the upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” biopic and will arrive exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music on August 7. “During principal photography, I felt myself going to the studio and being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” he revealed. …

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‘Straight Outta Compton’

“I hope they can be inspired,” said Dr. Dre about the upcoming film in an interview with Real 92.3’s Big Boy.  The Good Doctor also teased the possibility of an album inspired by the N.W.A. biopic. Dr. Dre On NWA Biopic Soundtrack: ‘I’m Really Feeling What I’m Working On.’ “I’m working on something right now,” he revealed. “I don’t wanna put it out there just yet and say that I’m definitely gonna put it out. …

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Meet Marcc Rose, The Actor Playing 2Pac In ‘Straight Outta Compton’

The name Tupac and the word ‘biopic’ has only been linked to nothing but discord these past couple of years. From directors slamming scripts to others dropping out, and not to mention legal disputes, the biopic about the revered icon has hit more road blocks than the Los Angeles Clippers’ road to the NBA Finals. But as revealed by Entertainment Weekly this week, a small saving grace will happen for Pac fans in the upcoming …

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Eminem To Produce Music For New TV Drama

Other than working on music for the new film “Southpaw,” Eminem has signed for another shady soundtrack, this time for a new TV drama set in Detroit and inspired by Joe Carnahan’s 2002 crime drama “Narc.”  According to a report by Deadline, Em is purportedly in negotiations to join the project as an executive producer and music supervisor — similar to Timbaland’s role (and now Ne-Yo) with Empire. Through this potential partnership, the Detroit rapper is expected to …

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Jack Ü, Giorgio Moroder, Chance The Rapper And More Power Voodoo Fest 2015 Bill

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has just announced its full 2015 lineup today (June 19) featuring a three-day lineup of headliners that includes Florence + The Machine and Jack Ü (Friday), Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello And Slash (Saturday) and Chance The Rapper and Deadmau5 (Sunday). Cara Delevinge Stars In Chance The Rapper ‘Surf’ Teaser The annual Halloween weekend festival will take place from October 30–November1 in New Orleans. Friday’s additional headliners feature such acts as Modest Mouse and Gerard …

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Lil Wayne’s ‘Free Weezy Album’ Will Be Released On Independence Day

Lil Wayne and Jay Z now share more than just a last name and a partnership. Last night (June 17), during a concert, Weezy announced that his upcoming effort, The Free Weezy Album, will be released on the 4th of July. Coincidentally, this is the same date Hov happened to release his 12th studio album, Magna Carter… Holy Grail in 2013.  Weezy’s forthcoming album, set to be released for free and (possibly) through TIDAL, was announced earlier this year, …