Kanye West Is Running For President… In 2020!

Kanye West announced last night in his speech, whilst receiving his Video Vanguard Award,  that he will be running for President in 2020.

He says; “…And yes as you probably could of guessed from this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for President”, then he does the classic Kanye drop the mic and walk off stage.

Watch the full speech below.

6 Things You May Of Missed At The VMA’s

There was a lot going on last night at MTV’s Video Music Awards, you could tell it was going to be crazy by some of the outfits worn. Talking of outfits, let’s get straight in to the top 6 things you may of missed from the award show.

= Miley Cyrus’s crazy outfits. She actually had 11 outfits throughout the night starting with this very revealing one.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Host Miley Cyrus attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: Host Miley Cyrus attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

 

– Amber Rose & Blac Chyna’s statement outfits, literally!

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– Nicki’s rant on stage after accepting her award for best hip hop video for “Anaconda”, calling out Miley Cyrus.

– Kanye making a huge announcement of wanting to run for President, when receiving his Video Vanguard Award.

– NEW: Talking of Kanye, he also debuted his new Yeezy 350 Boosts last night.

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= Justin Bieber crying after his performance. If you want to skip to seeing just that, it is at 5.37.= Justin Bieber crying after his performance. If you want to skip to seeing just that, it is at 5.37.

 

 

 

 

REVIEW: The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’

Its officially out! Chapter 3: ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ has been released. As he is my favourite artist, I had to do a review, of course not being biased, as we can’t have that can we.

The album has been highly anticipated since The Weeknd had already released a few singles prior to the release, this includes “Often” , “The Hills” and the funky upbeat “Can’t Feel My Face”. He even released the video for “Tell Your Friends” a few days ago.

From ‘The Trilogy’ and ‘Kissland’, it was quite unexpected on what to expect for ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, however with The Weeknd, regardless of him switching up his sound, he always remains true to himself. Therefore as I heard the album, I heard traces of his sound from The Trilogy, which is known to be his main sound. So if you are a day one Weeknd fan like myself, you will be happy to hear that.

Now moving on to the actual tracks in ‘BBTM’, My favourite would be “Shameless”, because it is the classical smooth Weeknd, as I call him the Trilogy Weeknd. It is one of those tracks that has that R&B feel, but still feels alternative due to his productions always being so unique. Warning: It is a proper sing a long track, so have your voice ready!

“Dark Times” features Ed Sheeran, and as we know Ed can hold a note, so prepare for a sing off between him and The Weeknd. Personally both their voices combined on this track, makes this a classic collaboration, they both sync well together. Given the track is called “Dark Times”, yes the track has a dark feel to it, but it is The Weeknd, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Your modern day blues/soul track.

Talking about a dark feeling, “Prisoner”, which features Lana Del Ray captures this vibe the most. The Weeknd and Lana Del Ray both sound as intoxicating as each other on this track, as they sing “I’m a prisoner to my addiction
I’m addicted to a life that’s so empty and so cold.”

“Tell Your Friends” is a Kanye West produced track, which you will tell by the sound of the production, as it almost has a “White Dress” feel. It’s very soulful, and classic Ye and the video is very cinematic if you have watched it, if not then watch it below.

“Acquainted” is another upbeat track like “Can’t Feel My Face”, however in a different way, as The Weeknd sings out his lyrics much more smoother, so this track is more mellow in comparison. The way he stretches out his lyrics in the track makes it impossible to not sing along.

“As You Are” is a track I heard and visualised the video straight away. For some reason I imagined The Weeknd in a white shirt, with the buttons open, a pair of shorts, just on the beach, swaying side to side singing to a woman whose across from him, or in the ocean. When you hear the track you maybe might understand what I am trying to say, hopefully!
This track is definitely one to go down as a classic, as it has such a soulful sound, even close to Sade’s “Smooth Operator”, minus the trumpets.

“Losers” features Labrinth and he was also involved in the production of the track too. The track begins with a piano playing leading to The Weeknd’s verse, however when the track drops for the chorus, then the production switches up to more of a head banger upbeat sound.

I will leave you to listen to the album below, and the rest of the tracks not mentioned above will be a complete surprise for you. Overall The Weeknd is usually the one singing about, as he says; “I’m that n***a with the hair, singing ’bout popping pills, f***ing b**ches, living life so trill”, however we do see a different side to him in this album, which is a nice touch.

Amber Rose And Blac Chyna Star In Their Own Reality Show!

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna are about to get their own reality show and apparently an insider, who is close to them, has revealed to HollywoodLife.com that the pair believe their show will be better than Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Did you hear that Kim?

“Amber and Blac believe their show will be much more entertaining than listening to a bunch of spoiled women with annoying voice complain about nothing. They’re already telling their friends their show will bury the Kardashian’s show for good”, the insider told HollywoodLife.com.

To be honest, they should try to keep it humble as the reality show deal has not been finalised yet. They still need to sign the papers, but apparently it is known to be a done deal, so no wonder they were quick to boast about it. Even though Blac Chyna and Amber Rose have led similar lives, given their stripper past, and having children with rappers, the show won’t focus on the craziness of that, but will focus on them being single mothers whilst working hard to provide for their family.Wiz and Tyga could appear on the series, as they are on good terms with Amber and Chyna, however this is not confirmed yet.

[http://grmdaily.com/amber-rose-and-blac-chyna-star-in-their-own-reality-show/]

Ed Sheeran Is Crowned No.1 on Billboard Artist 100 For The First Time

Ed Sheeran is having a great week. He just launched his own record called Gingerbread Man Records, which will be a subsidiary of Warner Music. He already has even signed his first artist, Jamie Lawson.

Now Ed has been given the crown for the top musician in America for the first time on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. He pushes Luke Bryan to No.2, who hit the summit in his 59th week.

“The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.” – Billboard.

Ed Sheeran has hit No.1 in his 60th week, where he had 94% gain in overall activity and it has been highlighted that his album sales had gone up by 339%. He even ranked top 20 for each week since the premier of the chart in July 19, 2014. His single “Photograph” is No.15 on the Hot 100 at the moment.

Long live King Ed!

[http://grmdaily.com/ed-sheeran-is-crowned-no-1-on-billboard-artist-100-for-the-first-time/]

AC Milan Say No To Mario Balotelli’s Extreme Haircuts!

AC Milan’s chief executive made sure he added some behaviour clauses in Mario Balotell’s new contract with the club, given his history dealing with that issue. You would be amused to know that these clauses include banning his extreme haircuts and clothes, which he is famously known for.  He also will not be able to go out to night clubs, won’t be allowed to smoke and also will be limited on how much alcohol he drinks. The strictness of the contract is set based on the rules for members of Italy’s Air Force.

The reason why Milan are so strict with Balotelli is because they want to make sure that the clubs reputation is not damaged. Therefore his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will be monitored by the club. Not surprised that they are strict with his social media. as last time his post on Instagram got him fined and banned, so this is put in place to make sure there is no repeat of that behaviour.

Good luck to you Balo. you’re gonna need it!

[http://grmdaily.com/ac-milan-say-no-to-mario-balotellis-extreme-haircuts/]

Why is the music industry blackballing SoundCloud?

PRS is a company that represents songwriters, composers and music publishers, and collects royalties on their behalf whenever an artists music is publicly performed.

After being in a situation, which is described as “no alternative to commence legal proceedings”, PRS for Music will be taking SoundCloud to court.

This is because of a letter that Music Week saw, which was sent to PRS for Music members today, and the letter basically explained that SoundCloud have said that they do not need a PRS for Music licence for its service, which is available through the UK and Europe, on their website and app. Therefore no payments have ever been made from the plays on their platform.

PRS for Music commented: “If the streaming market is to reach its true potential and offer a fair return for our members, organisations such as SoundCloud must pay for their use of our members’ music.”

250 tracks have already been taken down from SoundCloud, as PRS for Music sent a list of 4,500 musical works of their songwriters and publishers, claiming that no payments were made for them, so they need to be taken down.

[http://grmdaily.com/why-is-the-music-industry-blackballing-soundcloud/]

LIVE REVIEW: BBC 1Xtra Presents Proms – A Grime Symphony

Last night was a special night for Grime especially as BBC 1Xtra put on a Late Night Prom at the Royal Albert Hall (Wednesday 12 August). BBC 1xtra joined forces with Conductor Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orchestra to present; a night filled with nothing but the sounds of Hip Hop & Grime. Wretch 32 headlined the event, but the line up featured; Stormzy, Chip, Little Simz, Fekky, Lethal Bizzle and Krept & Konan.

Special guests also graced the stage and this included Shola Ama and Kano. It was a great night, that should definitely happen again, something different for the Grime scene to witness, and it worked well.

Stormzy shut it down to begin with as he opened the first of the performances with “Know Me From”, which had the crowd jumping.

The crowd went crazy at different points of the night, and they all stood up, especially when Krept & Konan came on stage and performed their hit single “Freak of the Week.”

Lethal Bizzle’s energy on stage was crazy when he performed “Rari WorkOut” and “Pow”, and of course the crowd was going wild. It was a nice surprise to see Shola Ama on stage with Wretch, as she sang the chorus for his track “Don’t Go”, and Wretch also performed a new track for the audience, as he kept the night going by performing a track each time, in between other artist performances, which was a nice touch, given he was the headliner.

Seeing Kano on stage, alongside Chip, Wretch and Lethal Bizzle, just brought back the vibes of what Grime is all about, as they are a part of the classic era of Grime. Little Simz did well on stage and is definitely one to look out for in the scene, as she is very talented.

Wretch closed the night performing “Traktor” with Shakka, then everyone came on stage and gave a final bow to the audience and a big thanks to the Orchestra, who was amazing throughout the whole night.

Check out the pictures and videos from the night below.

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Stream Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ Album On Apple Music

It is finally August 7, Dr.Dre has officially released ‘Compton’ through Apple Music. The album premiered at 11pm (6pm in the States) being played on a loop for three hours on Apple Radio. Dre announced on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show earlier today that the album’s royalties will be donated to fund a new arts and entertainment center in Compton. Commenting on this, Dre said; “I feel it’s the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album.” He expressed that he will be working on the center with Compton Mayor Aja Brown and her office. “We’ve reached out to Aja Brown quite a few times in the last month or two, I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was. She actually had this idea and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do.'”

He continued by telling Lowe that he worked with emerging artists on this album. “The new artists I got like King Mez and Justus, these two guys actually came in and just grinded with me throughout the entire project, As a matter of fact, most of the lyrics are written by us three. We would just go into the studio, put up the track and for some reason, the stars aligned and we killed it, man.”

The album also includes features from; Kendrick Lamar, Jill Scott, Eminem, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and The Game to name a few.
Even though the long awaited ‘Detox’ album was abandoned completely due to Dre not being satisfied with the finished project, he seems satisfied with this ‘Compton’ album as he said he wanted to do something special for Compton.

Listen to the album by clicking on the link below on Dre’s tweet. Enjoy because I know I did!

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