New music from Teyana Taylor is on the way. Her last album, VII, was her debut studio album and it was released in 2014 by Def Jam Recordings and GOOD Music.
Teyana says, "The album is actually done, just waiting on some minor tweaks and whatever last minute switches or edits and a green light from Kanye and should be good to go."
When asked to describe the album, she says, Mr. West is EP-ing my entire album — you guys will just have to wait and see what magic he’s created!
She also says that the album will be released this year.
Will Smith is possibly bringing back his classic ‘90s series Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to television. The Hollywood star went on his Instagram page to hint that an animated television series is in the works.
Smith posted a photo of a cartoon version of the Bel-Air cast, including Aunt Viv, Carlton and Uncle Phil. The artwork was drawn by Howard Russell of the Sketchlab.
“Now THIS is what’s up! I had to post this hot piece by @thesketchlab. Never thought about [Fresh Prince] in terms of animation," he wrote in the caption.
The company that owns the rights to the series just applied to trademark a bunch of new merchandise. The products will include toys, kids’ games and action figures.
There's no word if the proposed animated series has anything to do with a new line of merchandise.
X JAPAN's documentary WE ARE X has been commercially released in Russian theaters.
The film will be screened as a double feature in approximately 100 movie theaters across the country with SOS to the Sailor, a mockumentary featuring Russia's legendary rock group Mumiy Troll.
This unexpected collaboration came together because X JAPAN's leader Yoshiki has long been friends with Ilya Lagutenko, the founder and lead singer of one of the most popular musical acts in Russia.
Premiere events for the double feature were held Monday (Jan. 29) at Cinema Karo 11 Oktober in Moscow and Wednesday (Jan. 31) at Cinema Karo 11 Okhta in Saint Petersburg. Both Yoshiki and Lagutenko were present for Q&A sessions after the screenings.
Snoop Dogg has been asked to host the sixth annual Global Spin Awards, which honors DJs in all creative fields.
Snoop, who is also known as DJ Snoopadelic, is nominated at the Global Spin Awards in the Celebrity DJ of the Year category along with Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, Questlove, Swiss Beatz and Brody Jenner.
“Through the Awards, it is our mission to recognize the diverse, bold and remarkable DJs that have helped shaped the music industry into what it is today. Snoop Dogg is a legend and a trailblazer in the industry, and we are honored that he will be joining us to host this year’s Global Spin Awards,” said Shawn Prez, founder of The Global Spin Awards.
Among the multiple-nominated artists for the Global Spin Awards include DJ Drama, DJ Envy, DJ Khaled, Funk Flex, DJ Self, Diplo, Calvin Harris and many more.
The Global Spin Awards will take place in Los Angeles at the Novo Theater on Feb. 15 and will air exclusively on REVOLT TV on Feb. 22 at 9PM ET.
To check out the list of nominees, head over to globalspinawards.com.
Quavo is accused of beating up a famous jeweler during a Grammys after party at 1Oak in NYC.
The alleged victim, Eric the Jeweler, reported the incident to NYPD on Tuesday. Eric and Migos were in the club early Monday morning -- around 4:30 AM -- when smack talk over money Quavo allegedly owes Eric ... turned physical.
Eric told police he got jumped by Quavo and another man who was partying with the group. Sources in the club tell us the other man was NOT Offset or Takeoff.
Eric's filed a robbery report with police.
Charlie Walk Will Not Appear on the Final Episode of 'The Four' and Republic Records HAve Suspended Him
Charlie Walk will not be tapping The Four season finale. In a statement given Wednesday evening (January 31), the judge said he didn't want to be a distraction during the taping.
"Out of respect for the contestants, my fellow judges and everyone involved with the show, I have made the decision not to attend the finale of The Four," said Walk. "I do not want my presence to be a distraction. Needless to say this is very upsetting. Although I continue to support the 'Me Too' movement, there has been an extreme rush to judgment against me in this particular case which is unfair and inconsistent with anything that even actually happened. I welcome any investigation so that in short order these unfounded and hurtful accusations can be put to rest."
On Monday (January 29), Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith wrote an open letter to Charlie Walk, detailing the fear and disgust she felt during her year of employment with him. From lewd comments made in his office, to a forceful proposition during a party at his house, she laid out everything the Republic Records Group president and The Four judge did to make her feel uncomfortable and unsafe in the workplace.
On Tuesday (January 30), two more women anonymously came forward with their own horror stories, publishing letters in Bob Lefsetz's Lefsetz Letter music industry email newsletter describing inappropriate encounters and comments made by Walk when both worked for him at Republic.
Now, Republic is speaking up about the allegations. "Republic Records is committed to a safe workplace environment where employees are treated fairly and respectfully," the company said in a statement. "We have retained an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation of this matter and have encouraged anyone who has relevant information to speak to the firm’s investigators. Mr. Walk has been placed on leave, and will remain in leave for the duration of the investigation."
Walk has denied Coopersmith's initial allegation, calling it "untrue" and "upsetting."
"It is very upsetting to learn of this untrue allegation made by someone who worked with me 15 years ago, without incident," he said. "There has never been a single HR claim against me at any time during my 25+ year career, spanning three major companies. I have consistently been a supporter of the women's movement and this is the first time I have ever heard of this or any other allegation — and it is false."
Mobile platforms Line and Kakao are taking part in BTS’s “Love Myself” campaign with UNICEF!
BTS and UNICEF launched a “Love Myself” campaign last November that aims to put an end to global violence against children, with the campaign already raising over 600 million won (approximately $558,000) in donations.
Line and Kakao have created another way for people to easily contribute to BTS’s “Love Myself” campaign. The two platforms released sets of stickers and emoticons of BTS on January 30.
When Line’s donation stickers and Kakao’s “Give-ticon” emoticons are purchased, a portion of the profits will be donated to the “Love Myself” campaign fund. Additional donations to “Love Myself” will also be made when users take part in Kakao’s contribution platform “Together Value with Kakao” and Naver’s online donation platform “Happy Bean” through commenting and more.
More information about BTS and UNICEF’s “Love Myself” campaign can be found on the website, and users can also take part and raise awareness by using the hashtags “#BTSLoveMyself” and “#ENDviolence” on social media.
Eminem has announced a string of European stadium and festival dates for this summer, to follow his stateside appearances co-headlining Coachella, Governor’s Ball, and Bonnaroo. Tickets for the European tour go on sale this Friday,
February 2. See the full dates below:
6/30 – Oslo, Norway at Obos Oslo Sommertime Festival
7/2 – Stockholm, Sweden at Friends Arena
7/4 – Roskilde, Denmark at Roskilde Festival
7/6 – Zurich, Switzerland at Frauenfeld Open Air Festival
7/7 – Milan, Italy at Experience Milano
7/11 – Hannover, Germany at Messe
7/12 – Nijmegen, Netherlands at Goffertpark
7/14 – London, UK at Twickenham Stadium
7/15 – London, UK at Twickenham Stadium
Migos just drpopped, “Stir Fry,” the Pharrell-produced banger from their latest project Culture II.
Directed by Sing J. Lee and Quavo, the clip features the Atlanta trio— Quavo, Offset and Takeoff—playing dominoes with Pharrell in the backroom of a Hong Kong restaurant.
Migos’ album Culture II, which is poised to premiere at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Drake, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and more.
South Korean girl group Red Velvet returned with new music Monday.
The K-pop stars released the repackaged album The Perfect Red Velvet and a sultry music video for their new single "Bad Boy."
The "Bad Boy" video shows Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri performing against a snowy backdrop. The singers wear several coordinating outfits, including all-black ensembles and pink pajamas.
"#RedVelvet '#BadBoy' MV #RedVelvet #ThePerfectRedVelvet," the group tweeted.
The Perfect Red Velvet is a repackage of the group's second studio album, Perfect Velvet, which debuted in November. The Korea Herald previously reported the new release includes "Bad Boy" and two other new songs.