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Migos are set to be part of MTV’s TRL revival. The network has announced that Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will appear alongside Ed Sheeran as guests on the October 2 premiere of the show’s upcoming reboot.

TRL (short for Total Request Live) was a mainstay of MTV’s programming in the late ’90s and 2000s, playing the 10 most requested music videos of the day. Carson Daly was the best-known host of the teen-oriented show, but other prominent names like La La Anthony and Vanessa Minnillo spent time in the position over the years.

The daily series was canceled in 2008 as MTV moved further away from being a music channel, so the reboot is a bit surprising.

D.C. Young Fly, Tamara Dhia, Amy Pham, Erik Zachary and Lawrence Jackson are set to host the new version. “Content creators” like Liza Koshy and The Dolan Twins are also involved in the show, which aims to implement social media.

“Who’s not going to support a platform that’s covering all of the buckets of social media and cable to allow your artist to go on, play a video, perform a song and to talk about their new music that just got released?” MTV president Chris McCarthy asked in his July announcement of TRL’s return. “How do you say no to that? We’re going to give it a shot, a big shot.”

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Denver, CO – With a list of accolades that includes two certified diamond albums, Eminem is known for taking Hip Hop to new heights. Now, with help from longtime collaborators the Bass Brothers, he’s inadvertently helping Hip Hop break new ground in the stock market.

Royalty Exchange, a Colorado-based online platform that helps connect artists with private investors to help fund their careers, is launching a new company called Royalty Flow.

Currently, Royalty Flow’s primary focus is to acquire and manage royalty interests, which it will offer in the way Initial Public Offering shares. Its first acquisition is the Bass Brothers’ producer royalties from Eminem’s entire recording catalog from 1999-2013. That includes the 5x platinum The Slim Shady LP, as well as the diamond-selling albums The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show.

The offering will reportedly begin in October with a minimum buy-in of roughly $2,250 for 150 shares ($15 per share). After that point, Royalty Flow intends to list it on a public stock exchange, where anyone can buy and trade shares and collect dividends from the Eminem royalties.

Essentially, fans can share in the warm fuzzy feeling that Em gets when royalty checks from some of his biggest songs hit his mailbox.

Unbeknownst to many casual listeners, the Bass Brothers — who discovered Eminem — have produced more individual tracks for Eminem than Dr. Dre. The duo, who executive produced Infinite and hits like “Lose Yourself,” no longer do significant production for the rapper.

The brothers are (collectively) making up to 25% of the royalties, which they receive for their respective ownership of masters from Em’s catalog, available to investors through Royalty Flow.

 

On top of the already intriguing method of raising capital that Royalty Exchange introduces, allowing fans and small-time investors the chance to invest directly in Eminem’s business will no doubt open the door to a whole new era in the music industry.

“Simple, direct access to royalty opportunities that previously were available only to industry insiders … this changes everything,” the Bass Brothers’ manager Joel Martin said.

Interested in buying shares? Sign up on Royalty Exchange now

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Orlando, FL – Project Baby 2 rapper Kodak Black has shed some light on a performance that took place over the weekend.

On Saturday (September 23), the Pompano Beach, Florida native stopped by Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out concert in Orlando for what Kodak says was scheduled to be a “surprise performance.”

In a video Kodak shared on Instagram Sunday (September 24), he is seen casually walking through the crowd at Orlando’s CFE Arena surrounded by bodyguards and randomly dropping ad-libs. He eventually bailed on the performance completely.

In his IG post, Kodak referenced a breach of contract in his caption, which provided some insight into a performance many deemed lackluster.

“They leaked my surprise performance 3 times ‘ breached of contract’ i Compromised !!!!!,” he wrote. “I Came ! i was pose to only do 1 song i “sorta” did 3 songs for them well for the ‘Individuals’ .. wtf else those unappreciative mf’ers want?! Fux’em milk da promo out of it‼ I Jumped In Da Whole Crowd #YeaDatPart Of Course I Got A Extra Bag #YungNiggaReally #WildnOut”

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For the first time in 19 years, a female rapper has hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart without any assistance from another credited artist, according to Billboard.

Cardi B, the wildly outspoken Love & Hip Hop: New York star, has nabbed the crown with her breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow.”

The only other woman to accomplish this feat was Lauryn Hill in 1998 when she released “Doo Wop (That Thing)” minus The Fugees.

Overall, Cardi is only the fifth female rapper to ever top the chart. She joins Hill, Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea and Shawnna, who was featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up” in 2003.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Bronx native is also the first female solo act to hit #1 with a debut single since Meghan Trainor released “All About That Bass” in 2014.

2017 has already been a breakout year for Cardi. Since releasing “Bodak Yellow” in June, she’s exploded with notoriety and appeared at several high-profile events, including the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and Rihanna’s recent Diamond Ball charity event.

Her debut album was originally planned for an October release, but during an interview with The Breakfast Club, she alluded that the pressure to top “Bodak Yellow” was a factor in pushing the album’s release date back.

It’s unclear when her album will arrive, but for now, “Bodak Yellow” is evidently treating her well.

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Fat Trel has been released from prison. The Maybach Music Group rapper took to Instagram over the weekend to make the announcement.

Trel has also been retweeting fans that have been welcoming him home with messages of support.

BAK LIKE COOKED CRACK!

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The Washington, D.C. native was arrested in April 2016 for DWI, narcotics distribution, speeding, and driving on a revoked license. His arrest came just under two weeks after he was detained and charged with possession of counterfeit currency after allegedly passing nine fake $50 bills at a Maryland casino.

Finally Free

Trel’s label frontman, Rick Ross, also took to Twitter to welcome his protégé home.

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Brooklyn, NY – Soul singer Charles Bradley has passed away at 68 after succumbing to cancer. Diagnosed in 2016, Bradley quickly underwent treatment and was healthy enough to return to the road earlier this year. Sadly, the cancer returned and spread to his liver. Bradley died on September 23 in Brooklyn.

The singer went peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, including members of the bands he worked closely with — Menahan Street Band, His Extraordinaires, Budos Band and the Jimmy Hill Allstarz.

Born in 1948 in Gainesville, Florida, Bradley was estranged from his family at a young age and homeless for a period of time before reconnecting with his mother in 1996. Together, they settled in Brooklyn, where his career took off.

He was eventually signed to Daptone Records after years of moonlighting as a James Brown impersonator under his stage name Black Velvet. Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth discovered him while Bradley was performing at a club under his stage moniker one night.

Bradley started pumping out singles in 2002 with Daptone, but his first official studio album wasn’t released until 2011, when he dropped No Time For Dreaming. In 2016, he released what would be his final album, Changes, which featured a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes.”

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Although Kevin Gates is currently serving time for a gun charge in an Illinois prison, it’s not stopping him from releasing music. The incarcerated rapper has dropped a new mixtape titled By Any Means 2.

The Baton Rouge rapper crafted 14 tracks for this sequel to his 2014 tape By Any Means. PnB Rock makes the lone guest appearance on the project, assisting Gates on “Beautiful Scars.”

1. No Love
2. McGyver
3. Had To
4. Fuckin Right
5. Beautiful Scars f. PnB Rock
6. Attention
7. GOMD
8. Do U Down
9. What If
10. Came Up
11. Imagine That
12. No Trust
13. Jus Wanna
14. Why I

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Juicy J bridges the gap by working with some of the artists he influenced. The Three 6 Mafia member has released his Highly Intoxicated project, which features $uicideboy$ producing nine of its 18 tracks.

The New Orleans duo’s style is heavily shaped by the sound cultivated by DJ Paul and Juicy J in the ’90s, so the collaboration is a natural fit. The veteran MC/producer also brings in buzzing artists like Cardi B and XXXTENTACION as well as established acts like Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross to appear on the project.

Tracklist

1. “Intro” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
2. “Highly Intoxicated” (prod. by Juicy J & Crazy Mike)
3. “Show Time” Feat. XXXTentacion (prod. by Southside)
4. “Bitch From the Gram” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
5. “That Ain’t You” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
6. “Freaky” Feat. A$AP Rocky & $uicideboy$ (prod. by Chase Davis, DJ Smoky666 & $uicideboy$)
7. “Dope Fiend” (prod. by Tarentino)
8. “D’Usse & Ciroc” Feat. Smokepurpp (prod. by TM88)
9. “Big Tymer” (prod. by TM88 & Key Wane)
10. “Kamasutra” Feat. Cardi B (prod. by Resource & Mike WiLL Made-It)
11. “Dats What I Thought” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
12. “Call My Lawyer” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
13. “Up There” Feat. YKOM (prod by $uicideboy$)
14. “Watch Money Fall” Feat. Rick Ross & Project Pat (prod. by Juicy J & Crazy Mike)
15. “Always High” Feat. Wiz Khalifa (prod. by Juicy J & Crazy Mike)
16. “Petty” Feat. Project Pat & Go (prod. by $uicideboy$)
17. “Get Back” Feat. T Shyne & Slim Jxmmi (prod. by Wheezy & TM88)
18. “What Did I Do” (prod. by $uicideboy$)

 

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Los Angeles, CA – The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday night (September 17) at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The ceremony, presented by television show host Stephen Colbert, saw a number of luminaries from the world of television go down in the history books.

Donald Glover – known musically as Childish Gambino – took home two awards for his show Atlanta. The first accolade won by Gambino was for Outstanding Directing In a Comedy Series, making him the first black person to win the award in the ceremony’s history. Glover also nabbed the award for Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series.

“I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list,” Glover said while accepting his second award of the night. “He’s probably the only reason I’m up here.”

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Juicy J bridges the gap by working with some of the artists he influenced. The Three 6 Mafia member has released his Highly Intoxicated project, which features $uicideboy$ producing nine of its 18 tracks.

The New Orleans duo’s style is heavily shaped by the sound cultivated by DJ Paul and Juicy J in the ’90s, so the collaboration is a natural fit. The veteran MC/producer also brings in buzzing artists like Cardi B and XXXTENTACION as well as established acts like Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross to appear on the project.

A few weeks ago, Juicy J teased fans with a skewed look at the tracklist for his Highly Intoxicated project. Now, he has actually revealed it to the world along with the cover art for the tape.

The Memphis rap pioneer shared the news via Instagram on Sunday (September 17), confirming a star-studded lineup of guests for the project. Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd and XXXTENTACION are among the big names appearing on the tape, which drops on Monday (September 18). Production is mostly handled by New Orleans duo $uicideboy$ with additional contributions by Southside, Tarentino and TM88.

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