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“Good Time”

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According to a Page Six report, hip-hop may see a familiar face assume the vacancy that has been left at the head of Epic Records since L.A. Reid’s departure earlier this month. The publication has cited an “industry insider” as having informed them that music business wiz DJ Khaled has stated an interest in pursuing the position.

“He was petitioning to get that job. He’s like, ‘I make more happen than anyone in the game, why would I not be considered to run the label?’,” the source is quoted as saying. News of a potential Khaled takeover comes only two days after the We The Best DJ shared praise for the beleaguered executive while in attendance at the Billboard Music Awards, in Las Vegas. “He’s amazing. He’s the Berry Gordy of our time. L.A. Reid is amazing. That’s my thoughts. He’s an amazing person and he’s a great executive, a great music mogul and he’s a great friend,” Khaled reportedly told the press.

While much speculation has circulated since Reid’s exit, several factors will inevitably play into what direction Sony will go in from this point forward. Word has been going around that either Sony Music UK CEO Jason IIey or RCA president Tom Corson may be brought over to oversee Epic’s operations. The possibility that Sony CEO Rob Stringer may fold Epic into RCA has also been floating around.



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NBC News is reporting at least 22 people were killed and some 60 others seriously injured as an explosion — reportedly the work of a suicide bomber — rocked the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Monday evening as an Ariana Grande concert was ending. Emergency crews rushed to the scene after blasts, which were first reported about 10:40pm London time (5:40pm ET).

As TMZ reported, Grande had just left the stage when an explosive device detonated in the rotunda area near the front door as people were leaving the concert. Grande was not injured. Multiple U.S. officials briefed on the investigation so far said preliminary reports indicate that a single explosion took place outside the arena on the southwest side opposite the Manchester Victoria transit station, which is part of the greater arena complex. The explosion occurred as the concert ended, catching people as they exited. British and U.S. law enforcement sources told NBC News that at least 20 people had been killed but that the information was preliminary and subject to change. Greater Manchester Police said that there were “a number of confirmed fatalities and injuries” as hundreds of fans fled the arena, which sits atop the Manchester Victoria transit station. British Transport Police said all lines to Manchester Victoria were closed, and Northern Railway said the station had been evacuated.

A label rep told Variety that Grande was “okay,” but TMZ said Grande was inconsolable and “in hysterics” after learning of the deaths and injuries. For her part, Grande tweeted, ” broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” TMZ also reports that Grande’s next concert — which scheduled for Thursday at London’s O2 Arena — is now up in the air.



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Drake collected 13 awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which was enough to break the record for the most wins in a single evening at the BBMAs. Impressively, Drake was only nominated in 13 categories, so he won every single prize he was nominated for.

The “Passionfruit” singer beat the all-time record for the most victories in a single evening, which was previously held by Adele. The British singer-songwriter collected a dozen awards back in 2012 for her blockbuster album 21.

Drake has now joined a group of elite musicians that has grown to include four members, all of whom can claim to have double-digit wins at the Billboard Music Awards. The first artist to do so was Whitney Houston back in 1993 when the powerful vocalist collected both the Top Billboard 200 Album and the Top Hot 100 Song trophies for her album The Bodyguard and her smash single “I Will Always Love You,” respectively.



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Kevin Abstract is an underrated talent with much potential. His style blends hip-hop, pop R&B, and alternative into one. His introspective lyrics reflect on topics like depression, relationships, drug abuse, and just being just plain socially awkward. Kevin is completely open with sexuality in his music, while maintaining a low key persona off record.

With influences including Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell Williams, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, and Nirvana, Kevin’s sound is clearly aligned the right way and destined for greatness.

Born Ian Simpson in Corpus Christi, Texas, the 20 year old holds two albums under his belt, MTV1987 (2014) and American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story (2016). The sophomore album included tracks written and produced by Michael Uzowuru, who had previously worked with many members of Odd Future and Vince Staples along with Om ‘Mas Keith.

I’m glad that artists like Kevin Abstract are on the rise. This is an upward trend in modern music and it’s a wonderful melting pot of sounds. I’m hoping that Kevin blesses us with a full length project in 2017.

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A Minnesota judge ruled Friday that Prince’s six siblings are the heirs to his estate, a key step in the long battle over the pop legend’s fortune.

Kevin Eide, the judge in Carver County where Prince died suddenly last year at his Paisley Park estate, said that the “Purple Rain” star’s heirs were his sister Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings.

“The heirs of the estate are determined to be Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson and Tyka Nelson,” the order read.

In practical terms, the ruling will not immediately hand over Prince’s fortune — which is estimated to be worth up to $300 million — to his siblings.

Instead, it starts a one-year process in which people who claim to be related to Prince can still make their appeals, but be definitively excluded if the judge does not accept their case.

The ruling comes nine days after a hearing in which the siblings pressed for a resolution and following months of sometimes colorful claims by people who say they are Prince’s descendants.

Among the claims received by the court were one from a woman who said she had a secret wedding to Prince in Las Vegas and a little-known musician who alleged that Prince agreed on a tour bus to hand him his whole estate.

The judge’s ruling will also provide more clarity on control of Prince’s legendary vault of unreleased songs, with the estate already sealing deals for future releases.

The pop legend died at Paisley Park in April last year from an accidental overdose of powerful painkillers.

The 57-year-old — outwardly a model of health who did not drink, advocated a vegetarian diet and fired musicians who abused drugs — left no will and had no living children who were recognized.



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Radio One Urban WCDX (iPower 92.1/104.1)/Richmond is looking for air talent. If you’ve got a personality that appeals to the 18-34 woman, along with some serious love for the Hip Hop and R&B culture, you are invited to please rush your resume and air-check to OM/PD Yonni Rude via the Urban One/Radio One Careers Page.



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iHeartMedia has named Maurice DeVoe as the new PD of Urban KMJM (100.3 The Beat, STL’s Hip Hop and R&B)/St. Louis, effective June 5. DeVoe joins iHeartMedia after a 16-year run with Cumulus Media, where he most recently served as Corporate Program Director for the company’s Urban and Rhythmic formats and PD of Urban AC KMJK (Magic 107.3)/Kansas City. DeVoe comes fully equipped with over 30 years of radio experience, including stints as APD/MD at WPGC/Washington, PD of WPHI/Philadelphia, KCHZ (95.7 The Vibe)/Kansas City and KLIF (i93)/Dallas. He assumed day-to-day command of KMJK/Kansas City in October 2015.

“I’ve always admired Maurice’s strong leadership skills, format track record and ability to thrive at community involvement,” said A.J., SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia St. Louis. “I’m honored to welcome him into our super passionate and strategic programming family here at iHeartMedia St. Louis.”

DeVoe remarked, “I’m very excited about joining iHeartMedia in St. Louis and this huge opportunity to lead and grow the iconic 100.3 The Beat brand. Thanks to the entire iHeartMedia senior leadership team for their support and this incredible opportunity.”



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It’s a fact that one thing leads to another. Through checking out the catalog of Dave B., was how I discovered Ivy Sole. Their collaboration on the song “Life” lead my to peeping the soothing sounds from Ivy Ivy. This Charlotte, NC lyricist has a soulful take on classic hip-hop.

Ivy Sole’s production is often characterized by it’s use of top notch samples. “You Don’t Know My Name” uses a sample of Alicia Keys’ smash hit of the same title. Additionally, her song “All Mine” features a beautiful sample of King Krule’s “Out Getting Ribs.” As a newcomer in the game, Ivy Sole’s released an album in 2016 entitled Eden, followed up with the East EP which dropped this February.

Although not quite known yet to the masses, in 2011 Ivy got the chance to rock the stage alongside Kendrick Lamar at University of Pennsylvania. Gifted with lyrical ability through emceeing and spoken word poetry, Ivy is a breath of fresh air in today’s hip-hop climate.

I place Ivy Sole alongside Ravyn Lenae and Noname  when it comes to new talented young women in hip-hop. It would be a good look for her to work alongside those creating similar vibes like Rapsody and 9th wonder.

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