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Jadakiss & Fabolous New LP “Friday On Elm Street”

Def Jam Recordings has finally blown the lid off the tracklist for Jadakiss and Fabolous’ joint project, Friday On Elm Street. Comprised of 12 tracks (including one bonus track), the new album features Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Styles P, Future, Yo Gotti, Jeezy and Teyana Taylor.

Along with the tracklist, the duo has shared the cover art for the LP, which features a photograph of an eerie looking forest fire. Fab also shared a photo of the cover art on Instagram with the location noted as “Camp Crystal Lake,” the fictional lake from the Friday the 13th movies.

https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.45269/title.jadakiss-fabolous-reveal-tracklist-for-friday-on-elm-street

How Hip-Hop Found a Home on Daytime TV

“Performing for the first time on daytime television … ” is an introduction Ellen DeGeneres uses often on her syndicated talk show. And in the past two years, the phrase has preceded appearances by such hip-hop heavyweights as Kendrick Lamar, Future, Migos, Travis Scott and Chance the Rapper, among others. Like many a TV marriage, it may be unlikely, but it works.

“Other shows put on music to fill a hole,” says co-executive producer Jonathan Norman, who oversees music bookings (season 15 premieres Sept. 5, with Pink appearing the next day). But DeGeneres targeted big stars. “When we launched ‘Ellen,’ she wanted Eminem, Bono and Justin Timberlake.” (Timberlake would appear on the show’s second episode in 2003.) The rise in hip-hop bookings, he adds, “stems, first and foremost, from Ellen’s love of the genre and those artists.” Second, “hip-hop is ever-present.”

Indeed, according to the 2017 mid-year report by music analytics firm BuzzAngle, hip-hop/rap is the top genre in overall song consumption, accounting for 21% of listening (pop is a distant second, at 14.3%), and has grown 48.6% compared with the same six-month period in 2016. And as acts like Lamar, Scott, French Montana, Big Sean, and DJ Khaled cross over to pop on terrestrial and satellite radio and via popular streaming playlists, it would stand to reason that mainstream programs, even those that air when the sun is out, would embrace the genre too.

Yet “Ellen,” which averaged 2.9 million viewers in its 14th season in 2016-17, seems to be the outlier — or the trailblazer — on daytime. That’s partly due to the sheer volume of music on the show per season. Norman cites that number at between 100 and 110 performances annually, and adds, “Nobody on daytime has that many.”

“Moms are getting hipper to the music earlier.
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http://variety.com/2017/music/news/hip-hop-daytime-tv-ellen-1202547947/

MultiHop Presents U.K. Rapper Akala

It is safe to say that hip-hop has evolved since DJ Kool Herc a.k.a. Clive Campbell laid the groundwork for what would soon become the outlet for black youth to express their angst at a party in South Bronx in 1973.

Following a rap reconfiguring that took place around 2010 in the States, new school artists like Future and Kendrick Lamar have become the faces of mainstream hip-hop, with some millennials preferring their music to their predecessors including Tupac and NWA.

Purists from the older generation argue that a lack of respect for pioneers like Big Daddy Kane, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five member Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins who paved the way has spawned the mumble rap, a vague subgenre of hip-hop music.

Earlier this year rapper Slaughterhouse MC Joe Budden accused Lil Yachty of ruining the culture and trying to re-write what it meant to be hip-hop with his liberal use of autotune and his portrayal of masculinity.

“I don’t think the divide is generational, I think the divide is about taste,” Akala, real name Kingslee James Daley told IBTimes UK. “This has been a debate as long as hip-hop has existed, in fact any genre. You’ve got the purists or the people that consider themselves purists, and you’ve got the rest.”

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/story/legacy-of-hip-hop-akala-believes-taste-divides-generations/ar-AApSCkL

Gucci Takes Forever 21 To Court Over Stripe Fight

When Future said he “just fucked your bitch in some Gucci flip flops” is it possible he wasn’t actually wearing Forever 21?

Gucci launched two countersuits aimed at retailer Forever 21 this week over its use of the high-end brand’s trademarked “blue-red-blue” and “green-red-green” stripe patterns.

According to Refinery29, Gucci had threatened legal action already, prompting Forever 21 to attempt to take their case before the courts first.

The countersuits follow an effort by Forever 21 to protect the striped design from being trademarked. “Many clothing and accessory items adorned with decorative stripes colored blue-red-blue or green-red-green are sold by countless third parties,” argued Forever 21 in that suit. “Gucci should not be allowed to claim that Gucci, alone, has a monopoly on all blue-red-blue and green-red-green striped clothing and accessory items.”

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http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.44315/title.gucci-takes-forever-21-to-court-over-stripe-fight

Future’s Signature Reebok Sneaker

American rapper Future and Reebok Classic are cooking up a new sneaker model for Spring/Summer 2017, as revealed on the artist’s Instagram account. Having previously teamed up for the launch of the “Freebandz” Zoku Runner and “Freebandz” Instapump Fury and collection, the artist-sneaker duo is set to launch a new model that looks like a fusion of the Kamikaze II and the Instapump Fury sole unit. The tonal off-white sneaker boasts a multi-textile upper and high-top profile. Stay tuned for more details regarding the official price and release date.

https://hypebeast.com/2017/4/first-look-future-signature-reebok-sneaker

Apple Music streaming service is now available for a Free three-month trial. $9.99 a month after & family plans.

Today June 30th Apple released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.

iOS 8.4 is now available through iTunes, or as an over-the-air update using the Software Update function in iOS’s Settings app. In addition to the new Music app, it also includes improvements for iBooks and bug fixes.

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Apple Music offers on-demand streaming of over 30 million songs, and features like Connect, a news feed where artists can post photos, videos, and comments for fans. The service costs $9.99 per month for a single user, or $14.99 for a family of up to six people. To start with, though, new subscribers get a three-month free trial.
Beat 1 is free to everyone, and includes music and interviews hosted by mainly by DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga. Apple is also planning celebrity shows hosted by artists like Disclosure, Elton John, Pharrell Williams, and Josh Homme.

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Apple Music is a place where music is treated like the art it is, with a sense of respect and discovery. It’s also a place that accommodates and supports musicians, and provides an environment for artists and fans to engage. Stream millions of songs—and discover music you’ll love with handpicked playlists and recommendations from our experts. Listen to Beats 1, our 24/7 worldwide station broadcasting the best new music direct from Los Angeles, New York, and London that’s anchored by world-class DJ Zane Lowe. And Apple Music Connect gives you a direct line to your favorite artists; where they can share demos, remixes, lyrics, photos—really anything they wish—straight to you, the fan. We’re taking all the ways you love music, and bringing them together in one complete place; one complete thought around music.

Pharrell & Tyson Toussant Talk Bionic Yarn

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Pharrell & Tyson Toussant Talk Bionic Yarn

 

The creative duo behind Bionic Yarn, brand ambassador Pharrell Williams and founder/CEO Tyson Toussant, talk about products produced by using fibers collected from recycled plastic bottles.

Bionic yarn is the first high-performance eco-thread, and represents the fourth-generation yarn structure in the history of commercial textile production. Unlike prior breakthroughs aimed solely at functional improvement, Bionic yarn is the first advancement also driven by environmental responsibility.

We develop and manufacture premium yarns and fabrics made with fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles. It is available in either yarn or fabric form with primary applications in Footwear, Outerwear, Apparel, Bags, and Furniture to name a few.