Posts Tagged ‘industry news’

Trinidad James Makes Television Debut; Performs Live on Jimmy Fallon

Hip-hop sensation Trinidad James made his television debut on the Valentine’s Day episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Accompanied by The Roots, James performed his hit “All Gold Everything” off his mixtape Don’t Be S.A.F.E., which lands in stores Tuesday. Watch his performance.

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Pitbull & Lil Jon Partner With Zumba Fitness; Zumba To Launch Nightclub Tour

Rap artist Pitbull & producer/rapper Lil Jon are teaming up with an unexpected partner. The pair are joining Zumba Fitness to release new singles; Zumba to also launch a mini-tour in support of its new Nightclub Series.

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Roots’ Drummer Questlove To Release Insightful Memoir This Summer

According to Rolling Stone, Questlove, drummer of legendary hip-hop group The Roots, is working on a book that will be part memoir, part cultural study.

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Big Boi of Legendary Hip-Hop Group Outkast Announces 45-City Tour

The Atlanta hip-hop/rap pioneer Big Boi has announced dates for his “Shoes for Running” tour. The 45-city North American trek kicks off April 18 in his homestate of Georgia, and travels to Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, wrapping June 19 in Boston.

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VIDEO: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform Live At SXSW

At the Warner Sound stage at South By South West, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the stage to perform. The Seattle duo performed their hit single “Thrift Shop” as well as their follow-up single “Can’t Hold Us.” Watch.

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VIDEO: Joe Budden – Castles

Joe Budden stars in the visual for his No Love Lost track “Castles.” The introspective song depicts a clearly vexed Budden recalling some of his life’s darker moments. Watch.

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VIDEO: Wale & The Roots Perform Live on “Jimmy Fallon”

Wale returned to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for the first televised performance of his new single “Bad.”
The Maybach Music rapper was joined by The Roots and singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, who played guitar and provided vocals. Watch.

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Wiz Khalifa VS Concert Promoter in $1 Milllion Lawsuit

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa is reportedly suing a concert promoter for $1 million over a cancelled concert.

Wiz claims that the It’s My Party, Inc. hired him to perform at George Mason University for $85,000 and a portion of the concert profits, but It’s My Party cancelled the show at the last second over supposed

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Jay-Z & Roc Nation Sign Deal with Universal Music Group

As of today, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has inked a multiyear deal with Universal Music Group to house his music label Roc Nation. This agreement includes the rights to release Mr. Carter’s next album along with the forthcoming records of other top-selling artists including Rihanna.

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Diddy Releases Commercials For New Music Channel Debut

Diddy has unveiled a pair of commercials to promote his new television cable television channel called Revolt. Watch as he ushers in a new era of televised music programming.

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Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 & Rihanna Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the categories and other nominees.

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T-Boz & Chilli of R&B Group TLC to Perform at the 2013 Mixtape Festival

The surviving members of R&B group TLC are set to perform once again. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas will take the stage at the Mixtape Festival 2013 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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