Valee releases video for “Miami” supportinng his new EP.
The song originally was released in 2016, however Pusha T recently jumped on the track to ad his support.
Directed by Hebru Brantley, the visual opens with Valee experiencing weird thoughts after having one too many at a local bar, blurring the lines of fantasy and reality. He peeks into the kitchen, visualizing the staff gazing into a pot, radiating a red light. Two children randomly appear later.
This Friday, the Chicago rapper drops his new EP GOOD Job, You Found Me as his first release via Def Jam and G.O.O.D. Music.
Camila Cabello released her YouTube documentary titled Made In Miami on Tuesday (Feb. 27), which follows her family and life in Miami. Featuring stories and videos from her childhood, along with interviews with Cabello and her family members, the doc will give fans a deeper look into the almost 21-year-old singer's journey to stardom.
The documentary, now on YouTube, tells the story of how Cabello’s childhood and family. “Getting to share our story and shed light on immigrants immigration issues. I’m really proud of it. I’m so influenced by Miami, which is why I never left. This is always gonna be my home. It made me.”
Cabello also teased her upcoming Never Be The Same Tour, which kicks off this spring. “I'm so excited about the show. It’s gonna be more than just me singing the songs, it’s gonna be a journey. You guys are gonna have a magical time," Cabello said. When asked if she’s going to sing unreleased songs on tour, she teased, “I guess that's something you’ve just gotta see.”
Less than 14 hours after Papa John's announced it had prematurely ended its sponsorship as the official pizza of the NFL, the league announced its replacement: Pizza Hut.
The agreement will offer Pizza Hut an array of exclusive marketing rights and designations that will connect the brand with the NFL and its teams, players, events, partners.
"We know many of our fans enjoy pizza while watching NFL games and we are thrilled to have Pizza Hut, an industry leader and one of America's favorite brands, as an official league sponsor," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "With a focus on family, friends and fun, Pizza Hut has the creativity we are looking for in a partner and we look forward to working together with them to make the at-home NFL experience more exciting than ever for our fans."
The agreement comes one day after officials at Papa John's announced the company and NFL had mutually agreed to part ways in their sponsorship agreement.
"Pizza Hut has a history of bringing more entertaining food and experiences to the pizza occasion and we plan to continue that through our exclusive partnership with the NFL," said Artie Starrs, President, Pizza Hut U.S. "NFL stadiums are packed every week but tens of millions of fans are also watching the game at home. We have an unmatched ability to bring those fans closer to the sport thanks to the power of our 7,200 restaurants and 150,000 football-crazed team members. The capacity for what's possible is endless and that's going to make this league partnership great fun for Pizza Hut, the NFL and everyone who loves pizza and football."
Monsta X is touring seven U.S. cities throughout July and August.
On Monday, tour organizer Powerhouse Live sent out information regarding the K-pop septet’s U.S. leg of their 2018 world tour, which will begin in Chicago on July 20 and head to Newark, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco before wrapping Aug. 3 in Los Angeles.
After being formed through a television show in 2015, the seven-membered Monsta X quickly rose to prominence among the K-pop boy band scene and became known for their powerful performances and hip-hop-laden dance tracks. The group’s made regular appearances on the World Album charts, where their The Clan, Pt. 2.5 [Beautiful] hit No. 1 last April, and also on the Social 50 chart. Their most recent single "Dramarame" peaked at No. 7 on the World Digital Song Sales chart. Monsta X embarked on their first U.S. tour in 2017.
According to the press release, tickets go on sale on March 8. See below for all the tour dates:
July 20 -- Rosemont Theater, Chicago, Illinois
July 22 -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
July 25 -- Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, Georgia
July 27 -- Verizon Theater, Dallas, Texas
July 29 -- Smart Financial Centre, Houston, Texas
Aug. 1 -- Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California
Aug. 3 -- Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Future dropped “I.C.W.N.T.” Wednesday (Feb. 28), and while he doesn’t overtly explain what the acronym stands for, it's assumed the name is short for “I Can’t Wife No Thot,” which he raps repeatedly throughout the song.
The lyrics share the sentiment in the steady beat, as the rapper shuts down conceited Instagram models who mistakenly think they are worth his time: “Checkin' b---hes they be on the 'Gram/Check her phone, think she tryna scam/I ain't tryna save these hoes, no thank you, ma'am.”
Big Sean has postponed a tour he announced earlier this month. The Detroit rapper, who recently revealed dates for his Unfriendly Reminder tour, said in a statement to fans this week that he is "in a deep creative space" and needed time "to stay focused in the studio."
The 31-date tour, which was also set to feature performances by Playboi Carti and Shy Glizzy, was set to begin in April with fans curating the set list. Sean's full statement reads: "To all my fans: I've been in a deep creative space and decided I need to stay focused in the studio—so, unfortunately, I am postponing my upcoming tour," the statement reads. "I learned in life you have to follow your intuition—I hope you do the same. Thank you for your continued love and support. It means the world to me. Trust, we are working on something special for you all."'
Sean's last album, I Decided. arrived last year. He also dropped a second full-length, Double or Nothing with Metro Boomin.
In an interview with Billboard last month, Sean teased work on his fifth studio album, revealing that he is "coming with a vengeance" with both new music and tour. Adding to the hints, the rapper has also been spotted in the studio with longtime producer Key Wane, Hitmaka, and more.
A North Texas teenager who falsely claimed she was kidnapped and raped by three black men last March will likely serve no jail time.
19-year-old Breana Harmon of Pottsboro pleaded guilty to four felony charges of tampering with physical evidence and government documents in relation to false reports of kidnapping and sexual assault.
“She’s very remorseful for what she did and what she said, and that’s why she decided to plead guilty,” Harmon’s attorney Bob Jarvis told the Sherman Herald Democrat. No suspects were ever identified or arrested in the case.
Harmon will be sentenced March 20. Her plea deal has two possible punishments: regular probation or deferred adjudication, which often involves fulfilling a requirement, such as treatment or community service. Neither involves jail time.
On March 8, 2017, Harmon was reported missing to the Denison Police Department after witnesses noticed the door to her vehicle was open with personal items, including a phone and keys, scattered on the ground.
A few hours later, Harmon walked into a church wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She said she had been kidnapped by three black males wearing ski masks, according to the Sherman Herald Democrat. Harmon claimed the men assaulted her and and that she was raped by two men while a third held her down.
Investigators noticed inconsistencies in Harmon’s story within in a few days. Medical workers didn’t find evidence she had been raped, and the holes in a pair of blue jeans discovered at the alleged crime scene didn’t match her injuries, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“The puzzle pieces just weren’t coming together,” Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said, according to the Morning News.
Harmon told police two weeks later that she made up the rape and that cuts on her body were self-inflicted.
She told officers that she was upset after she and her fiancé had been fighting, according to the Herald Democrat. Harmon said she cut herself and her clothes, then made up the rape story because she didn’t want her family to be angry with her.
Burch said Harmon’s false allegations have hurt the community, especially its African-American residents.
“Breana [Harmon’s] hoax was also insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax,” Burch said, according to the Herald Democrat. “The anger and hurt caused from such a hoax are difficult and all so unnecessary.”
SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST
Ed Sheeran will launch pop-up stores in each of Australia's five major cities to coincide with his stadium tour.
Sheeran’s exclusive pop-up stores will open in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, selling exclusive Australian merch designs and collaborations with the surf and skate brand Hoax.
Business should be brisk, if Sheeran’s album sales and box-office success in these parts is a good measure. The British singer’s Divide finished 2017 as the best-selling album in Australia, where it’s certified seven-times platinum. His upcoming tour destroyed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single trek (18) and with ticket sales closing on the magical one million mark, Sheeran has smashed Dire Strait’s 1986 record for the most tickets sold on one tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The Ed Sheeran Divide Pop-Up Australia stores will open in Perth this Friday (March 2), the same day he kicks off his tour Down Under at Optus Stadium.
The stores are a world-first for Sheeran and his reps, and you can check out all the details below.
78 Records – Upper Level
255 Murray Street, Perth
Friday 2nd / Saturday 3rd March
Fri: 9.30am – 6pm / Sat: 9am – 5pm
60 Pulteney St, Adelaide
Wednesday 7th March
209 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th March
10am – 6pm (exc. Friday 10am – 9pm)
92 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th March
10am – 6pm (exc. Thursday 10am – 9pm)
Rocking Horse Records
245 Albert St, Brisbane
Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st March
Tues: 10am–6pm / Wed: 10am–6pm
Earlier this month, Grimes posted on Instagram that though she had planned to release a new album later this year, her plans changed because the “music industry is trash.”
In a new post on Instagram Saturday night (Feb. 24), she now say that she’s “back in the studio making a million beats,” working on “one final album for my shit label and then my first album on a label of my choosing which im crazy stoked about eeeee. or i might go fully independent, researching options. the second one will be extreme darkness and chaos, the first will be highly collaborative and most glorious light.”
Though the original caption has now been deleted, it seems like things are far from settled between the songwriter and her label 4AD. Who knows when we’ll see more music from Grimes, but if this “highly collaborative” album is anything like her songwriting for Rihanna, it seems highly unlikely that it won’t make for more interesting, innovative pop music to come.
After announcing the arrival of her upcoming single on Monday (Feb.26), Meghan Trainor teased the video and Album Artwork.
“No Excuses” is set to drop Thursday (March 1), and will be the latest cut from the “No” singer, ahead of her as-yet-untitled third studio album.
In a trilogy of Instagram posts on Tuesday (Feb. 25), the singer teased the upcoming video with a series of quick-hitting looks into the visuals. In what is probably the most telling clip, she sings “cause your mama raised you better than that,” alongside two carbon copies of herself. She captioned the post, “Triplets??? of me???? ----♀️----♀️----♀️ YAAAAASSS #noexcusesmusicvideo dropping March 1st!--”
Trainor also posted the single’s artwork to her page, which has Trainor looking straight into the camera in a crystal-embroidered jumpsuit in front of a pink backdrop, which is the kind of bubblegum visuals fans are used to from the singer.
The single will drop at 8 a.m. EST on Thursday, but until then, check the rest of the clips below.
Pentatonix who is now comprised of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee, have announced a brand new album, PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP VOL. 1 and it will drop on April 13 and a summer tour will follow shortly thereafter.
"We are SO excited to share that we'll be releasing our NEW ALBUM 'PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP, VOL. I' on APRIL 13TH!" the group wrote on Twitter Tuesday (February 27) to massive fan applause.
"Omg the album is the best news ever!!!!!!! Such a shame it's not a world tour, I love you guys so much and can not wait for you to come to the UK," one wrote while another noted "I started screaming in the living room yaaaaaaaas can't wait."
Kaplan, who's since been replaced by Sallee, explained his choice to leave the group in an emotional May 2017 video post that left him in tears, and said the rapid-fire pace of the music industry was not consistent with his natural state.
"It's been extremely hard for me to not be able to see my family or friends when I need to or when they need to see me. It's been hard for me to just escape to nature when I'm feeling overwhelmed or when I just need time for myself," he said.
See a full list of Pentatonix's official website. Tickets will go on sale on March 9, and the group has promised a number of presale opportunities.
The Spice Girls are official wedding singers.
Mel B went on "The Real" Tuesday and told the news about the group's involvement with the Royal Wedding.
Scary Spice kept getting pressed for more detail by the 'Real' ladies, and eventually confirmed that the Spice Girls will be providing some wedding entertainment, as well.
The girls have agreed to reunite for a series of concerts in the UK and U.S. beginning in late summer.
The girls have ALL signed back with their producer, Simon Fuller, and concerts dates are in the near future.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and asylum seekers, do not have the right to periodic bond hearings, and could be held indefinitely.
It's a profound loss for those immigrants appealing what are sometimes indefinite detentions by the government. Many are held for long periods of time — on average, 13 months, some are held even longer.
The case, Jennings v. Rodriguez, has implications for legal permanent residents the government wants to deport, because they committed crimes and asylum seekers who are awaiting a court date after turning themselves in at the border. Immigrant advocates contend that many of these immigrants have a right to be free on bail until their case is heard.
But the court wrote in its 5-3 opinion Tuesday, "Immigration officials are authorized to detain certain aliens in the course of immigration proceedings while they determine whether those aliens may be lawfully present in the country."
No one can claim, nor since the time of slavery has anyone to my knowledge successfully claimed, that persons held within the United States are totally without constitutional protection."
Justice Stephen Breyer, reading from his dissent in the case Jennings v. Rodriguez
The majority opinion was penned by Justice Alito and joined by the court's conservatives. (Justice Kagan did not participate. She recused herself, stemming from work she had done as President Obama's solicitor general.)
The decision reversed a Ninth Circuit ruling and the court remanded it for the Ninth to reconsider the case. So this is not the last word and could come back to the high court.
Justice Breyer read from his dissent, a rare move for the court that indicates just how passionately he disagrees with the majority opinion.
"We need only recall the words of the Declaration of Independence," Breyer said, "in particular its insistence that all men and women have 'certain unalienable Rights,' and that among them is the right to 'Liberty.'"
The American Civil Liberties Union took up Rodriguez' case. The civil-rights group filed a class action lawsuit and eventually won his release and the cancellation of his deportation order. Rodriguez remains in the United States.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the immigrant detainees and asylum seekers can't be detained indefinitely and that they have a right to a bond hearing every six months. The appellate court also held that, in order to hold these detainees, the government must show the immigrants would pose a danger or become a flight risk if set free.
The Obama administration appealed to the high court, insisting that Congress — not the courts — has the power to make immigration law and that the law allows the government to detain "criminal and terrorist aliens" as well as "aliens seeking admission to the United States."
The Trump administration continued the case.
The administration also argued that detained immigrants should not be recognized as a class that could bring legal action. Lawyers for the Justice Department said detainees should rely on individual habeus corpus petitions to challenge their detentions.
The ACLU countered that few detainees have access to legal counsel and that a backlog of such habeus corpus petitions almost guarantees delays in winning release.
Lorde is about to embark on her North American tour promoting her 2017 Grammy-nominated album Melodrama, and she took to Twitter to share intimate (and fun) pictures of her rehearsals with her backup dancers.
Lorde kicks off her tour in Milwaukee later this week. Her tour will feature openers Run The Jewels, Tove Stryke and Mitski.
Lorde previously took to social media to reveal that her tour set list may include an unreleased tune, one that she said she really loves. "It’s all very exciting," she hinted in the previous post. "I think you’re going to be quite excited for this tour."
Check out the photos and her tour dates below.
Mar. 1 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center*
Mar. 2 - St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena*
Mar. 3 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center*
Mar. 5 - Denver, MO @ Pepsi Center*
Mar. 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena*
Mar. 9 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena At The Seattle Center*
Mar. 10 - Portland, OR @ MODA Center At The Rose Garden*
Mar. 12 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center*
Mar. 13 - Oakland, CA @ The Oracle Arena*
Mar. 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center*
Mar. 16 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena*
Mar. 18 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center*
Mar. 19 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center*
Mar. 21 - Tulsa, OK @ Bok Center*
Mar. 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center*
Mar. 24 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Arena^
Mar. 25 - Des Moines, LA @ Wells Fargo Arena^
Mar. 27 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena^
Mar. 28 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena^
Mar. 29 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre^
Mar. 31 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center^
Apr. 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center^
Apr. 3 - Boston, MA @ Td Garden^
Apr. 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center^
Apr. 6 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center^
Apr. 7 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena^
Apr. 8 - Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem^
Apr. 11 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena^
Apr. 12 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena^
Apr. 14 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center^
Apr. 15 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena^
* Run The Jewels & Tove Styrke
^ Run The Jewels & Mitski
Prince worked on Janelle Monaé's fourth studio album Dirty Computer prior to his sudden death in 2016.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, Monaé revealed that she and the late icon were working on the album together before he sadly passed away in his Paisley Park home on April 21, 2016. "Prince actually was working on the album with me before he passed on to another frequency, and helped me come up with sounds," she revealed. "I really miss him, it's hard for me to talk about him. But I do miss him, and his spirit will never leave me." The comments were also echoed in the singer's interview with The Guardian, noting that she and Prince had been "collecting sounds" for Dirty Computer.
The extent of Prince's contribution on the album is unclear, however the production credits for Dirty Computer should reveal all the deets when it arrives on April 27th.
Prince and Monaé's collaborative history dates back to 2013's The Electric Lady, where they recorded "Givin' Em What They Love." Monaé's reveal should pacify fans of her recent single "Make Me Feel," which happens to be a beautiful display of the Purple One's aura. This funk-filled single, along with the fierce "Django Jane," will appear on Dirty Computer.