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Game Talks Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton,’ Making ‘Documentary 2’ A ‘Classic, And NWA Biopic

As the vibrations of Dr. Dre’s Compton still reverberating out of Beats speakers and car windows, one of the album’s guest stars talked to REVOLT Live about his standout performance. “Dre called me to the studio and told me to give him the best verse I could give him,” said fellow Compton native and self-professed Doctor’s Advocate, Game in regards to his stellar showing on “Just Another Day,” which also features singer Asia Bryant. “That …

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DISNEY REISSUE DAFT PUNK’S TRON: LEGACY SOUNDTRACK ON VINYL

Disney has reissued the soundtrack to its 2010 sequel of much-loved 1982 sci-fi classic, Tron, famously scored by French house duo, Daft Punk. The original vinyl run of the 2010 soundtrack will set you back around £150 on Discogs (ouch!), while the Tron: Legacy reissue is currently selling on Disney’s online store for a very reasonable $29.99. Rumours circulated earlier this year that Daft Punk could potentially score the third movie in the series, though …

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SKRILLEX ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER TOUR OF INDIA

Grammy award winning DJ, singer and songwriter, Skrillex, will be hitting India for the very first time this October. The tour, that’s set to run 8th to 11th October, will visit four major cities including Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai, plus the Indian capital of Delhi. Organised in association with Vh1 Supersonic, Indian’s biggest dance music promoter, Skrillex’s visit is just one of the tours the mega brand will present before the end of the year, culminating in Supersonic …

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Prince To Release ‘HITNRUN’ Album Exclusively On TIDAL

The Purple One has joined the TIDAL wave, yet again. Last month, 3rdEyeGirl revealed plans for a brand new album with His Purpleness. Now, the man himself has confirmed the plans, as well as its distribution. On September 7, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl will HITNRUN exclusively on TIDAL. “After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at TIDAL recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put into their craft …

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MOVEMENT DETROIT REVIEW

There’s something about Detroit that gets under your skin. A mystery wrapped inside an enigma, to borrow a saying, it’s both what you expect, and also the opposite. For a first visit you’re primed for streets of boarded-up houses, but come back a second or third time and the thriving farmers markets, art galleries and restaurants tell a parallel story. Detroit, many people on the ground say, is a city reinventing itself from within. Something …

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Hot Chip Plays Webster Hall, Covers LCD Soundsystem

Fresh off the release of their sixth studio album, Why Make Sense?, London’s Hot Chip made their way across the pond for a short North American tour this month, kicking things off with a pair of festival dates and two sold-out shows in NYC. At Webster Hall Tuesday night (August 4, 2015), the synthpoppers brought out a number of special guests, including Sudanese electronic musician Sinkane and former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang for a …

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Carly Rae Jepsen

If Carly Rae is not the genre’s most overlooked artist, then who is? Exploring 10 options for the Most Underrated pop crown. What does being “underrated” as a pop artist mean? Dictionary.com defines “underrated” as “To rate or evaluate too low; underestimate.” That pretty much fits the definition of an underrated pop act, too: it’s largely viewed as an artist that is not being appreciated enough, either by critics or by mass consumers, and it’s …

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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,” …