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Netflix is ready to present its own Hip Hop drama. The Get Down is a music-based TV series set in the 1970’s starring Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic) and Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero).
Several real-life Hip Hop stars are attached to the Baz Luhrman created program. Grandmaster Flash serves as an associate producer, adviser, and character. In addition, Nas has been called a “huge creative force” for the show.
From the moment Desiigner’s “Panda” spread across the country, some listeners noticed the Brooklyn rhymer had a similar musical presentation as Atlanta’s Future.
Interview magazine spoke with Desiigner, and the Kanye West protégé was asked about how he is not like Future.
Social media kingpin and We The Best leader DJ Khaled teamed with Chelseato become the “Chief Financial Correspondent” for the Chelsea Handler led Netflix talk show.
The segment features Khaled chatting with financial advisor Michelle Tascoe about whether to lease or buy his tour bus, housing his sneakers in “shoe-seum,” and interest rates.
Jay Z has definitely increased his musical output over the last few months.
The Brooklyn legend appeared on the remix to Fat Joe’s “All The Way Up,” teamed with Pusha T for “Drug Dealers Anonymous,” partnered with Future on DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys,” and dropped the police brutality awareness track “Spiritual.”
DJ Khaled recently announced that he will be premiering his Kendrick Lamar featuring single “Holy Key” from upcoming project Major Key this Friday.
According to reports, Khaled will be blessing the masses with the new heat on Apple Music’s Beats I Radio.
Drake’s reign at the top doesn’t appear to be coming to an end anytime soon as the Toronto MC has reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 charts for a 16th total week.
According to Billboard, The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard’s most prominent charts the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales, and Social 50.
T.I. is considering changing his rap moniker because the stage name means nothing to him.
The “Live Your Life” star began his early career using his childhood nickname Tip, but he was forced to ditch the moniker when he launched his mainstream career amid label officials’ fears he would get mixed up with A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip.
Drake’s Views leads as the most popular album in mid-year rankings, with the release earning 2.6 million equivalent album units, a measurement which is comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.
Future is the newest rap star to team up with Reebok. The global shoe company has already collaborated with Tyga, Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron, and others in recent years.
Now the “Low Life” performer is team Reebok as well. Future revealed the partnership on his Instagram page.