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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.


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.


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.

Hip Hop fans : June 26th Masters Of Ceremony concert @ Radio city music hall. Legendary lineup of MC’S.

Hip Hop fans get ready for an amazing show in New york city the birth place of hip hop culture brings you a epic lineup of mc’s !! 

Friday, June 26th

Masters Of Ceremony at Radio City Music Hall!!!

Live Performances by these legendary Mc’s : 

DMX,Shaba Ranks, Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mase, The Lox, Brand Nubian & Das EFX!!!

Support the culture of hip hop & salute these Mc, artists that have been paving the way for the hip hop generation for years, treat your self to a night of 100% pure authentic Hip Hop, class is in session !!! Tell a friend, share the flyer , help promote this event, peace to all the real hip hop heads & supporters get your tickets now … 


Tickets available now at Ticketmaster!

Info and advance tickets at: www.smarturl.it/1l0k65

Brought to you by Adam Torres Concerts


Hip hop producer Statik Selektah has announced the release of his 7th studio album called Lucky 7 which will hit stores July 7th via Duck Down Music.

Following up his last incredible album #what goes around , which was classic Hip hop material  , Statik Selektah continues to set the bar high album after album from production to features , his style is unique.  Statik is a true school Hip hop DJ from the vinyl  era & he is considered 1 of the best Hip hop producers in the game today.

Support real hip hop Artist & Producers , if your are a real Hip hop fan you should buy his entire collection , its a blueprint  to the game. Go to : www.showoffhiphop.com



You can also tune in every thursday night from 8 to 12mid  Sirius Satellite radio  shade 45 to hear Statik Selektah’s Show off radio show 1 of the best Hip hop shows on the planet.




Raekwon & Ghostface Killah – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… 20th Anniversary Tour




Sirius XM Satellite Radio Presents :

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… 20th Anniversary Tour

RSVP to this FB Event and we will send you a Notification with the presale password on Wednesday at 10AM. This is your chance to get tickets before they go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10AM.

Jul 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts: http://cncrt.ly/50f
Jul 08 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore: http://cncrt.ly/50g
Jul 09 – Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon:
Jul 10 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes:
Jul 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze: http://cncrt.ly/50h
Jul 14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/50i
Jul 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s: http://cncrt.ly/50j
Jul 16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/50k
Jul 17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club: http://cncrt.ly/50l
Jul 19 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel:
Jul 20 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza: http://cncrt.ly/50m
Jul 23 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva:
Jul 24 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz: http://cncrt.ly/50n
Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore: http://cncrt.ly/50o
Jul 26 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel:
Jul 28 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works:
Jul 30 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom: http://cncrt.ly/50p
Jul 31 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall:
Aug 01 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29:
Aug 02 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm:
Aug 05 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall:
Aug 06 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/50q
Aug 07 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/50r
Aug 08 – Houston, TX – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/50s
Aug 09 – Austin, TX – Emo’s:
Aug 11 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls:
Aug 12 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre:
Aug 13 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre:
Aug 15 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium: http://cncrt.ly/50t
Aug 16 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues: http://cncrt.ly/50v
Aug 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater:

Is Hip Hop the most important music since 1960? Scientists say they have proof.




Forget The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the most important development in pop music in the past half century is hip-hop.

That’s not an opinion, it’s fact — backed up by hard data, says a team of researchers from two London universities.

In a study published Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the researchers say they threw out “musical lore and aesthetic judgment” in favor of scientific rigor.

“We had a sense that lots of people have opinions about popular music, but nobody has any objective evidence,” said Armand Leroi, one of the study’s authors.

Opinions vs. evidence

To gather that evidence, they used music recognition technology — similar to what’s in the appsSoundHound and Shazam — to analyze more than 17,000 songs that made up 86% of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 2010.

The researchers took 30-second clips of each song and broke them down into topics relating to harmony and timbre, like “major chords without changes” and “guitar, loud, energetic.”

Teaming up with the Internet music site Last.fm, the researchers then studied how the different topics fit into different genres and styles, and how their popularity rose and fell over the decades.

“Everybody thinks the best music was produced when they were 17 years old. We wanted to do something better than that,” Leroi, a professor of evolutionary biology at Imperial College London, told CNN.

Pop music became more diverse, not less

Here are some of the most interesting findings of the study:

• The rise of rap music and related genres appears to be “the single most important event that has shaped the musical structure of the American charts” in the period the research covered.

• Despite talk of a “British invasion,” bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones didn’t set off the revolution in American music in 1964. But they did benefit from it and “fanned its flames.”

• Although many people complain that pop music has gotten more and more samey, diversity actually increased in the ’80s and ’90s as hip-hop emerged and flourished. The researchers said they found “no evidence for the progressive homogenization of music in the charts.”

• The low point for variety was in the early 1980s, when genres like new wave, disco and hard rock dominated.

Books, paintings are next

Leroi said he expects this study — which he worked on with Matthias Mauch from Queen Mary University of London — to be the first of many in an emerging field examining the evolution of different cultures through data.

People are already applying similar methods to digitized books, he said, and paintings are also likely to be fair game through image recognition technology.

“We will be able to reconstruct the history of art and develop a mathematical theory of its evolution, just as scientists have done for the history of life,” Leroi said.

But he acknowledges there are some aspects of culture that the technology can’t reach — at least for now.

“What we can’t do with a computer is understand the meaning of the music to us,” he said.

‘Innovations of funk’

The impact of hip-hop cannot be under-estimated, said music journalist Dorian Lynskey. “It redefines what counts as a pop song and what elements you can use: the rapping on one level takes you away from the need for vocal melodies, while the production on the other is more about loops than chords and sampling.

“Hip-hop us a realization of how James Brown saw music, which is that it’s about the beats and grooves rather than chords and harmonies. It’s the realization of the innovations of funk.”

The study by the researchers also identified three key years in which music evolved the most: 1964, 1983 and 1991. Lynskey said that for him, the last of these three years was the most exciting. “I think 1991 was such a diverse year for albums: You have ‘Achtung Baby’ by U2, which is the sound of a big mainstream stadium act radically overhauling its sound, you’ve got ‘Nevermind’ (Nirvana) which sees alternative underground music suddenly becoming a big seller, continuing to this day.

“Then there are these genre-mixing albums, ‘Screamadelica’ (Primal Scream), ‘Foxbase Alpha’ (St. Etienne) and ‘Blue Lines’ (Massive Attack) which are all empowered by sampling and new technology, and the idea that your record collection can be edited and merged to form something new. Along with ‘Loveless’ by My Bloody Valentine — these albums are not just collections of classic songs, they’re about experiments and expanding the parameters — those records spawned so much.”

Hip-Hop Radio Stars Try TV Comedy … THIS IS HOT 97 SHOW .. MONDAYS ON VH1 .. 10:30PM




Last week, we made an exciting announcement about our unscripted comedy show that airs on VH1 and dropped a teaser of what you can expect!

Well here is the SUPER trailer so you can really see what we have in store for the entire season. So enjoy and get to know this our crazy family!

(via VH1)

Known as the place “Where Hip Hop Lives,” New York’s globally recognized #1 radio station HOT 97 is teaming up with VH1 to take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the Big Apple’s go-to destination for Hip Hop and R&B with the debut of “This Is HOT 97.” Premiering on VH1 March 31 at 10:30 PM ET/ PT, “This Is HOT 97” is a 30-minute unscripted comedy series that gives viewers a look inside this iconic radio brand. HOT 97 is the global mecca of Hip Hop and R&B music, and this crew functions more as a family than a group of coworkers – they go hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97. The series will also feature cameos from the well-known celebrities who regularly visit HOT 97 as on-air guests including Kanye West, Macklemore, Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, Wale and many more. Each episode of “This Is HOT 97” will draw upon the ambitions, rivalries and quirky personalities of the cast to capture all of the comedic and sometimes downright awkward moments that happen at the station on a daily basis. Tune in to the series premiere of “This Is HOT 97” Monday, March 31 at 10:30 PM ET/ PT on VH1.