Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.
Sean Paul Says Drake and Justin Bieber “Don’t Credit Where Dancehall Came From”
Dancehall has become an increasingly influential force in music made outside of the Caribbean. In an interview with The Guardian, dancehall legend Sean Paul criticized Drake, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, and Kanye West for what he considers irresponsible appropriation of the genre and Jamaican patois
Post Malone Apologizes For Delay Of His Debut Album "Stoney"
These days, initial release dates don't often stick, but when someone make a full mixtape promoting the date of their album drop, it makes it look pretty official. Post Malone's August 26th project did just that, but when the date actually rolled around, there was no album to be found. Post's debut album, Stoney, is still coming soon despite the delay, but the "White Iverson" songwriter has made sure to address the status of the album in a new letter to fans.
Justin Bieber's "Purpose" Capsule Collection Will Be Releasing At Forever 21
Justin Bieber's merchandise from the Purpose World Tour is coming to a Forever 21 near you. Bieber's Purpose capsule Collection will be launching on Forever 21 online site next Monday, August 22nd and will be releasing in retail stores a week later on August 29th.
Justin Bieber Deletes Instagram Account Amidst Trolling From Fans
Justin Bieber was fed up with the internet trolls on instagram bashing his new girlfriend, 17-year old Sofia Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie) so he "threatened" to make his page private. He captioned a black and white photo of himself and Richie:
Justin Bieber Shows Support For Kanye West In Taylor Swift Feud
Our last Word On The Street focused on the recent Kanye West and Taylor Swift "Famous" lyric dispute, with T-Swift alleging that she did not approve Kanye's MTV VMA-referencing lyrics, despite him saying otherwise.
Justin Bieber Reportedly Turned Down $5 Million To Perform During The GOP Convention
Justin Bieber was offered a cool $5 million by the GOP to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention, but turned it down- as advised by his manager, Scooter Braun, and some guy named LeBron James. TMZ reports thats a promoter assured Bieber that the event was "non political" which is comical because the performance was scheduled to take place right near the RNC venue and was funded by GOP donors.
Snippet of Gucci Mane's Song With Justin Bieber Surfaces
Gucci Mane's release from prison couldn't have been scripted much better.
Gucci Mane Hints He's Getting On A Song With Justin Bieber
Diplo and Justin Bieber have already made some magic together, namely, "Where Are U Now," the number one smash that was first released as a Jack U song before making the cut of Bieber's massive comeback album, Purpose. The two have reunited from Major Lazer's "Cold Water," a collaboration with Denmark singer MØ, which seems destined to take over the charts as well, but not before Big Guwop gets a hold of it.
Post Malone Reveals Tentative Debut Album Title, Drops In August
After carefully building up his fanbase and his buzz, Post Malone dropped off his highly anticipated mixtape August 26 back in May. The title had many fans guessing as to what August 26 might indicate-- the most obvious conclusion being an album release date, and it's looking like that's the case. Post was on the air with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio this afternoon, where he spoke on his love for acoustic guitar and hip-hop. It's only at the end of the interview where he divulges some information about his debut album.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Video Footage Of Justin Bieber Getting In To A Fist Fight After Game 3 Of The NBA Finals
At approximately 11pm last night in downtown Cleveland, Justin Bieber got into a scuffle with a guy who probably would've buried him if it weren't for a swarm of people jumping in to break up the action. Bieber, who was decked out in some Cleveland Cavaliers gear, can be seen shoving and swinging at the dude before he got wrapped up and pinned against the glass door.
50 Cent Parties With Justin Bieber In Monte Carlo
On Saturday night, 50 Cent was the special guest and performer at Jimmy'z nightclub in the luxury town and party destination of Monte Carlo, located in the city-state of Monaco, where 50 also filmed his famous "Window Shopper" video. He was joined at the club by an even more famous guest, Justin Bieber, who seemed to be there solely to party and not for promotional purposes. He was in town for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Justin Bieber Has Remixed Drake's "One Dance"
That's right. As Drake's first-ever No. 1 single is currently wrapping up its second week at the top of the chart, the only other Canadian who can rival his stardom has come through with a soon-to-be-released remix. When it drops, Bieber's "One Dance" remix might rival the original for the worldwide song of the summer.
Soulja Boy's $400 Million Deal Not Actually Worth $400 Million
It was too good to be true.
Drake Surpasses Justin Bieber On Spotify As Most Streamed Artist Ever
Drake is now the most-streamed artist of all time on Spotify. According to Kworb, a site that tracks music data, Drake's songs have been streamed 3, 185,045,281 times, or 10 million more times than Justin Bieber's 3,175,636,461 plays. The next most-streamed artist is Ed Sheeran, with 2.15 billion plays.
Scooter Braun Says Kanye West Wants To Be "A Positive Force"
Scooter Braun added another big name artist to his repertoire when news broke that he had begun co-managing Kanye West. Braun spoke with Charlie Rose recently, and he shed light on some of what he’s learned since he started working with Mr. West.
Desiigner Gets Shoved By Justin Bieber While Performing "Panda"
Desiigner is known for his debut single, "Panda" -- currently the No. 1 song in the country, and also for the insane energy with which he performs that song. Last month, he vomited mid-performance and barely missed a bit, and last night, he was typically turnt-up while performing at 1 OAK nightclub in NYC, and in the middle of "Panda," he raged his way into the VIP section, which did not please one VIP: Justin Bieber.
5 Things To Expect On Post Malone's New Mixtape
We attended the listening session for Post Malone’s upcoming mixtape August 26 last night, and it was lit. Hosted in an upscale lounge in Manhattan, the single room setting was populated with a mix of music journalists, record company representatives, musical artists and girls brought in by the artists. Kitty Cash and FKi took care of DJ duties for the first half of the event while the crowd got good and liquored.
Drake Says He Sold Over 600,000 Copies Of "VIEWS" In One Night
Drake's fourth studio album, VIEWS, has been the trending topic all week, and now that it finally made its way out Thursday night, Drake decided to bring the album to the people of his city on Friday. The OVO rapper made a surprise appearance in Toronto's Younge and Dundas square, where Raptors fans had gathered in their usual spot (deemed Jurassic Park) to watch the game. He performed live favorite "Energy" to an enthusiastic response, before watching the rest of the game with the people from a building just above the square.