Innocent? feat. Rim x Tek x A.N.G. – “24 Hrs.” | @INNOCENTFLOW13

Innocent? feat. Rim x Tek x A.N.G. – “24 Hrs.” | @INNOCENTFLOW13

Innocent? releases another leak from his upcoming project, The Reign featuring Rim, Tek & A.N.G. Produced by Stan Da Man, “24 Hrs.” is an ode to the Mase classic, “24 Hours To Live” that featured The Lox, Black Rob & DMX. A dope way to salute the greats. 

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CHART-TOPPING BREAKOUT ARTISTS ALESSIA CARA, JIDENNA AND LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM AT THE 2016 MTV VMA PRE-SHOW | @mtv

CHART-TOPPING BREAKOUT ARTISTS ALESSIA CARA, JIDENNA AND LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM AT THE 2016 MTV VMA PRE-SHOW | @mtv

MTV today announced that newly-minted Pepsi “The Sound Drop” artists Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham will perform live from the red carpet at the 2016 “MTV VMA Pre-Show” outside of New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2’s “Uncommon Sense” star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV’s upcoming live music series, “Wonderland.” The telecast will air leading into the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” live at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The 2016 “MTV VMA Pre-Show” will kick off with Alessia Cara performing a medley of her hit singles, “Wild Things” and “Scars To Your Beautiful.” Chart-topper, Jidenna, is set to get the crowd moving with the infectious beats of his summer smash, “Little Bit More,” and “Best New Artist” nominee Lukas Graham will show off their mix of soul-infused pop by closing the pre-show with a performance of their current hit single, “Mama Said.”

DJ Khaled, Charlamagne Tha God and Lizzo will take the stage as hosts for a pre-show that promises the hottest celebrity interviews, buzz-worthy performances and very special surprises fans won’t want to miss, all leading into the 2016 “Video Music Awards.” DJ Khaled will also serve as a correspondent during the VMA main show and created a special remix of this year’s VMA theme song, “Do Your Thing” by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. To view a video of DJ Khaled debuting the remixed track, click HERE.

Audiences can visit the VMA website, VMA.MTV.com, and the MTV app (iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, Xbox) to catch the entire VMA pre-show and main show broadcast along with behind-the-scenes streams from the red carpet, backstage and audience cams. The best moments from the night will be in the live blog featuring GIFs from Giphy. Immediately following the show, stick around for a post-show hosted by  MTV News’ Gaby Wilson, Tinashe and A$AP Ferg. The post-show will be streamed live on MTV’s Facebook in addition to the VMA site and MTV app.

Adding to the red carpet extravaganza will be a Twitter 360 platform capturing glam shots in a 360 view and an Instagram video-portrait booth in collaboration with Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs and frequent Rihanna collaborator Dennis Leupold will design and capture stunning video portraits of celebrity guests on the red carpet and during the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” main show, which will debut on MTV’s Instagram account throughout the night.

There’s a new breed of pop star seizing hold of the world’s airwaves and online—more accurately, a conscious pop star who’s set to subversively top charts and sway hearts and minds. This enigma is embodied by Def Jam Recordings’ 18-year-old Canadian-Italian Alessia Cara, who’s riding the refrains of her ironic anthem, “Here.” “Here” started humbly with a premiere by The Fader, praised for its freshness and insight, and quickly grew into a viral smash. Three million downloads and 300 million streams later, “Here” topped the pop charts as Alessia’s first #1 single and powered her debut Def Jam album “KNOW-IT-ALL” to Gold status. Alessia is equal parts fresh face, old soul, newcomer, and lifer. She’s going, quickly. Now it’s up to the rest of the world to catch up and catch on.

Jidenna’s #1 hit single “Classic Man” (featuring Roman GianArthur) not only earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, but also paved the way for the first official Wondaland Records compilation EP, THE EEPHUS, released under the revolutionary joint venture between Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records and Epic Records. ‎With “Little Bit More,” the scorching new hit single from Jidenna’s hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album, Long Live the Chief, the Nigerian-American artist showcases his worldly influences and heritage against a backdrop of pulsing Afrobeats drums, ‎while flexing the distinctive swagger and style that has quickly established him as music’s swankiest new breakout star.

Lukas Graham have solidified their status as one of this year’s biggest breakout acts with the success of their Certified Triple Platinum single “7 Years,” which has been streamed on Spotify over 540M times globally, and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. New single “Mama Said” is quickly following in the footsteps of “7 Years,” climbing the Top 20 chart at Hot AC and Top 40, with over 100M streams on Spotify, with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Danish foursome, led by Lukas Forchhammer, released their self-titled U.S. debut earlier this year, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and propelled the band further into the global spotlight with what The New York Times describes as “neatly turned songs that merge the lilt of pop-soul with the quick cadences of hip-hop.” Known for a phenomenal live show, Lukas Graham will embark on a North American headline tour later this year.‎

The pre-show headliner performances are presented by Pepsi and are part of “The Sound Drop,” a brand new platform Pepsi is launching on August 28 at the 2016 MTV VMA’s to support and celebrate the next generation of artists.  “The Sound Drop” will spotlight three new artists, every new quarter through the year beginning with Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham – the first artists to become part of the platform. By partnering with iHeart, Shazam and Viacom, “The Sound Drop” will provide emerging artists the most powerful platform to promote their story, their art, and connect with their fans.  To kick off the program, “The Sound Drop” will feature fresh content from each artist, putting the spotlight on the singers – their come-up story and their source of inspiration.

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WhizzKid Media & The Writter’s Block presents Traffikin Hip Hop: Vol. 1 | @dawhizzkid @WRITTERSBLOCKNY

WhizzKid Media & The Writter’s Block presents Traffikin Hip Hop: Vol. 1 | @dawhizzkid @WRITTERSBLOCKNY

WhizzKid Media and famed hip hop concert series, The Writter´s Block, which is held nationwide, covering a wide range of performers from underground to established artists, presents Traffikin Hip Hop Vol. 1 hosted by legendary Queens spitter, Tragedy Khadafi, featuring 50 tracks including some major heat by Mic Handz, Ras Kass, Noreaga, Onyx, Freeway, Canibus, Don Streat, Curt Digga and many more.

Mixed by Shadyville, Future Star and Nerve DJs own, DaWhizzKid.

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Joell Ortiz feat. Whispers – “Walk With Me” | @JoellOrtiz

Joell Ortiz feat. Whispers – “Walk With Me” | @JoellOrtiz

“Walk With Me (Talk With Me)” is what Brooklyn rap vet Joell Ortiz tells his people as he narrates a tale about certain NYC surroundings when you move around. Lending his talents to this song to give it extra dopeness is Whispers who is steadily making his name household within the music world not just Hip Hop. The song is produced by Domingo & Armada Beatz this is from Joell’s soon to come Deluxe Edition of the That’s Hip Hop album which was released earlier this year.

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VH1 Announces Cast, Showrunners For “Daytime Divas” | @vh1

VH1 Announces Cast, Showrunners For “Daytime Divas” | @vh1

VH1 today announced the cast and showrunners for the network’s latest scripted series Daytime Divas, formerly known as Satan’s Sisters.

Joining the previously announced Vanessa Williams who will play the role of ‘Maxine’ – the creator/host of the popular talk show ‘The Lunch Hour’ are Tichina Arnold (“Survivor’s Remorse”) as ‘Mo,’ Chloe Bridges (“The Carrie Diaries”) as ‘Kibby,’ Camille Guaty (“Scorpion”) as ‘Nina’ and Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred”) as ‘Heather’ all of whom play co-hosts on the fictional daytime series. McKinley Freeman (“Hit The Floor”) has also been cast as ‘Shawn,’ Maxine’s son and ‘The Lunch Hour’ producer.

Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler (“Awkward,” “90210”) are showrunners as well as executive producers. They are represented by Paradigm and Stephanie Davis at Wetdog Entertainment.

Principal photography for Daytime Divas begins in Atlanta this month.

Daytime Divas is inspired by Star Jones’ 2011 book Satan’s Sisters… A Novel of Fiction set behind the scenes of a long-running daytime television show, chronicling the fireworks that erupt daily between the five female co-hosts. On screen, they are best friends with five very different points of view, but behind the scenes, they inhabit a world of power struggles, cat fights and cocktails.

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Nick Jonas To Perform At The 2016 MTV VMAs | @nickjonas @MTV

Nick Jonas To Perform At The 2016 MTV VMAs | @nickjonas @MTV

Multi-platinum recording artist Nick Jonas today announced that he will hit the streets of New York City in a special performance, presented by Pepsi, at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.”  He will perform his hit single “Bacon” ft. Ty Dolla $ign from his second solo studio album, “Last Year was Complicated,” making his debut as a solo artist during the VMA’s main show.  The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

In keeping with the spirit of this year’s show celebrating the creative expression of artists, Jonas made his announcement with a video that was custom-created by Brooklyn-based motion graphics artist, Zolloc.

Island Records artist, Nick Jonas, introduced himself as a fully-formed solo artist on his hit, self-titled debut, released in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the double-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and his sultry chart-climbing radio single, “Chains.”

Jonas, also an accomplished actor, stars in the gritty television show ‘Kingdom’ — a mixed martial arts drama that premiered in the fall of 2014. He recently appeared in two more high-profile roles, a guest-starring role in Fox’s horror-comedy series, ‘Scream Queens’ and a lead in the critically-acclaimed ‘Goat’ produced by and featuring James Franco.

A recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jonas released his sophomore solo album “Last Year Was Complicated” in June of 2016, which debuted as the Billboard #1 selling album of the week and includes the platinum hit “Close” featuring Tove Lo.

Most recently the solo powerhouse joined his longtime friend, Demi Lovato, on their “Honda Civic: Future Now” tour which will be touring throughout North America until early this fall.

Los Angeles born R&B Singer, Tyrone Griffin more notably known as Ty Dolla $ign shot to stardom with his breakout mixtape, 2012’s Beach House. His hit single “My Cabana” was not only last summer’s round the clock party anthem, but it figures to be played in every pool and beachside cabana around the country.  Ty Dolla $ign has written some of the most well-crafted and melodic pop songs on the radio. He is one of the most popular street rappers in LA, but it wasn’t until he wrote and produced his hit “Toot it and Boot it,” that he earned radio airplay.

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#PhoneTap with P-Thoro | @P_Thoro

#PhoneTap with P-Thoro | @P_Thoro

With the swagger of an established artist and the poetic imagery which paints both pain and triumph in urban America, P-Thoro is definitely here to stay.

Originally hailing from Saginaw, Michigan but now making Phoenix his home, he reflects upon the streets from both locations, and effortlessly delivers lyrical excellence that only the greats’ possess. P-Thoro’s ominous, haunting voice delivers a vicious onslaught of clever punch lines, catchy hooks and raw verbal content. His songs are infused with his life experiences which convey honesty and sincerity that is lacking in most music today. P-Thoro’s words paint a vivid picture of the inner city struggle and despair that is unfortunately many people’s reality, and it’s because of this honesty and sincerity that his audience gains a feeling of respect and understanding as to the man he really is.

Not willing to limit himself or compromise his artistic integrity, P-Thoro has shown his range as an artist by writing material that tackles moral and socially conscious issues, and it’s this versatility that enables him to create a sound that can be appreciated in every demographic. His drive for greatness is what fuels his desire to make timeless music.

I sit down with P-Thoro (through some loud music nonetheless) as we talk about his music and humble beginnings on this episode of #PhoneTap.

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