“Lemonade” Coming to Apple and Spotify

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Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album has been exclusive to Tidal for three years, but now it’s coming to Apple Music and Spotify.

The album will appear on the services April 23, hot sauce not included, and marks the third anniversary of the project.

When the album was released three years ago it sold 2.5 million copies and won two Grammys.

This will be the first time that Queen Bey’s entire back catalog will be available on all music streaming services.

De La Soul Celebrates New Album “And The Anonymous Nobody” With Short Film (VIDEO)

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It’s been twelve years, the fan funded project has been released and De La Soul is celebrating.

The Native Tongues members released their ninth studio album “And The Anonymous Nobody” last Friday and now they have unveiled a short film documenting the album’s creation.

The 33-minute short film entitled We’re Still Here (now)… a documentary about nobody documents the birth of the album from the announcement of the Kickstarter campaign to raise funding, to the fine tuning of the project before its release.

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The short film opens with the group explaining that one of the motivations for the album’s creation was to avoid sampling, since the group ran into sample clearance issues in the past.

The album features artists such as, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, and Usher. You can purchase it through iTunes

 

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Kanye West Makes History With Seventh Number One Album

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After two months after the initial release of Kanye West’s The Life of PabloWest has his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Pablo officially hit streaming services on April 1st, despite being available on TIDAL since February 13th. The album sold 94,000 equivalent album units the week ending April 7, with 28,000 of those being pure album sales. That second number seems to come from the digital copies sold directly on Kanye’s website.

Despite Kanye being wrong about his album “never” coming to Apple, it’s yet to grace iTunes, so the only place you can officially download it is at KanyeWest.com for $20 a pop.

The album’s No. 1 placement also makes history as the first LP to hit the Billboard landmark with a majority of streams. 70% of the units came from streaming services, with just over 99 million streams equating to roughly 66,000 SEA (or streaming equivalent albums) in the first week.

Kanye’s album beats the previous record of an LP hitting No. 1 with a majority of streams set by Rihanna just weeks ago. ANTI debuted at the top of the chart with 54,000 units, 31% of which were via streams.

Although physical copies of The Life of Pablo hasn’t been seen yet, Kanye says they were on the way. Def Jam has also stated that “in the months to come, Kanye will release new updates, new versions and new iterations of the album.”

 

Nelly Prepares Country Album Release

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If you are a fan of Nelly, to find his new album you may have to look outside of the Hip Hop section in your music store or iTunes.

Billboard spoke with music executive J. Erving, (son of basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving) who has found his own path as the co-president of Atom Factory. Since last year, Erving has also managed Hip Hop star Nelly. During the interview, Erving explained that his client [Nelly] is prepping a country music EP.

He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting,“Erving mentions. “He may be one of the first Hip Hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way with Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, so we think he has an opportunity to grow that base even more.

Erving is referring to Nelly’s previous country collaborations, which have each been successful. In 2012, the “Country Grammar” rapper teamed up with Florida Georgia Line on the “Cruise” remix. The song has sold over 7 million copies and has been certified 9x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Nelly’s 2004 hit “Over and Over” featuring Tim McGraw peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Missy Elliott Back On The Charts Thanks To Super Bowl Performance

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Thanks to Missy Elliott‘s performance with Katy Perry for the halftime show at last night’s Super Bowl, her singles and albums have found their way into the iTunes top 10 chart.

According to Mashable, the eight of the rapper-producer’s singles cracked the iTune’s top 200, and two songs, “Work It” and “Get Your Freak On,” are in the top 10 as of this morning.

Missy Elliott song titles in the iTunes top 200

  • 7. “Work It”
  • 10. “Get Ur Freak On” (explicit)
  • 15. “Lose Control” (explicit) feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop
  • 140. “Lose Control” (clean)
  • 146. “Gossip Folks”
  • 164. “One Minute Man” (explicit) feat. Ludacris
  • 177. “Get Ur Freak On” (clean)
  • 200. “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Missy Elliott album titles in the iTunes top 200

  • 57. Miss E…So Addictive
  • 86. Under Construction (explicit)
  • 93. Under Construction
  • 106. The Cookbook (explicit)

People are also streaming her on Spotify.

Missy Elliott’s streams surge on Spotify

Missy Elliott’s Spotify streams also saw an enormous spike, with her streams increasing 676% in the hours following the Super Bowl.

  • “Lose Control” streams increased 1,396%
  • “Get Ur Freak On” streams increased 922%
  • “Work It” streams increased 896%

Here’s to hoping Missy will make her comeback soon!


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New Music Suzann Christine -“Just Wanna Live” (Video)

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Suzann just released her new single “Just Wanna Live” on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/just-wanna-live-single/id878903209 as well as the official video! Check out the video below from one of Philly’s hottest songstress!
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4 Hours Of Beyonce Starts at 6pm EST TONIGHT

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Haven’t had a chance to check out the new album from Beyonce? Well have no fear you can listen tonight and hear some of your favorite Beyonce and Destiny’s Child Throwbacks. Check out the details below

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Starting at 6pm EST tonight (Sunday December 15th) you can hear the entire Beyonce album that dropped on Friday December 13th and hear some of your favorite Beyonce/Destiny’s Child Throwbacks. Not in the Philly/Jersey/Delaware area? You can listen via the blackplanetradio app, you can listen online at hot1079philly.com, you can go to your Android store “Play Store” and search “hot1079philly” and download the FREE app and for iPhone, iPod and iPad users go to your iTunes store and search “hot1079philly” and download the FREE app

Watch: K. Michelle ‘I Don’t Like Me’

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K. Michelle’s album ‘Rebellious Soul’ is available for pre-order & in typical K. Michelle fashion she sent a very personal note to her fans along with dedicating the album to everyone who has been through a storm. Don’t have itunes, don’t trip the album hits us on  August 13th. Check out K. Michelle’s ‘I Don’t Like Me’ video below……you might be able to relate to it friend.

Jay-Z To Release ‘Live In Brooklyn’ EP on October 9th

When you make history why not create an album out of it?

To commemorate the closing night of his historic sold-out 8 (eight) show run opening Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Jay-Z is releasing “LIVE IN BROOKLYN”, a live 8 (eight) song audio/visual optic EP. “LIVE IN BROOKLYN”, filmed and recorded during the Saturday, October 6th concert will be available Tuesday, October 9, 2012 exclusively on iTunes.

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Jay-Z to Release ‘Live in Brooklyn’ EP! (I’m A Hustla Baby)

According to RapRadar.com, the “optic EP” will include both audio and visual material recorded at tonight’s final concert of Jay-Z’s eight-night run at the new Brooklyn stadium. The EP is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. While the track listing on the pre-order site is blank, it indicates that the album will include eight tracks and eight separate videos.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jay-z-to-release-live-in-brooklyn-ep-20121006#ixzz28ZElWemQ

Bandwagon Fans: What Jay-Z, Rihanna, and White Girl Mob Have in Common


This past Monday’s eve at 11:59 EST, the twitterverse was abuzz with word that Jay Z and Kanye West ‘s Watch the Throne was the best album to be released this year, and possibly the decade. Thousands of hundreds on Facebook agreed. Nothing wrong with being a committed fan, but seeing as it was one of the first highly anticipated albums of the millennium to avoid the plague of premature leakage, my eyebrow immediately raised with the realization the majority of people proclaiming the project’s awesomeness were doing so before they had even heard a single track beyond “Otis.” Instantaneously iconic, when the clock did strike midnight heralding in August 8th, a moment in music’s history officially began as “Hov” and ‘Ye are now tracked to sell more than 500,000 copies, and poised to break iTunes one week sales record which was previously set by Coldplay in 2008.

So here’s the question. Was the music driving the fans or were the fans driving the music? Consider this. A few weeks ago, controversy ensued after news broke that Rihanna had ousted Lady Gaga as Most Popular Mistress on Facebook with a timely boost of 100,000 fan “likes.” What once used to be college play has turned into big business. Pulling receipts, Boston-based viral marketing firm ViralMS.com, which offers a service that allows users to purchase Facebook “fans,” confirmed that for $7,799 someone had indeed bought Rihanna’s popularity for a very specific reason. Perception is Everything. Gaga fans were shook and outraged. Millions of Rihanna fans felt duped. But how mad can one really be when they have allowed their value of an artist to be largely based on how much someone else values them first?  Known as “The bandwagon effect,” scientist say the phenomenon occurs when people often do and believe things merely because many other people do and believe the same things. This is the very odd era we now find ourselves living in.

Which brings us to White Girl Mob. Called “Multimedia Artists”, these three ladies are each very…special. Their online “following” has built them higher than any lyrical foundation they could ever attempt to lay claim to. However the interest in their social status had enough pull that WGM member Kreayshawn signed to Columbia Records earlier this summer with an originally rumored one million dollar recording contract. Feel free to check out one of her illustrious freestyles for yourself and decide if you think she is the proverbial real deal or a great example the bandwagon fan effect is having on the music industry (LINK).

The truth is the dynamic of fans/followers holds major weight in today’s world. Whether one is a superstar artist with record labels shelling out big bucks to secure their social stock; an out of work job seeker looking for employment in a social currency focused economy; or simply a pre-pubescent 7th grader in a small town trying to figure life out. None of us are immune.

Try this quick self-check. Do you count your twitter followers? If so how often? Clock your FB comment likes? Toggle your tumblr #’s on the weekly if not daily? If so, what do these numbers tell you about yourself? If not, how have you avoided the “Bandwagon Effect” so many are succumbing to? We are now forced to contemplate a question very similar to the age old chicken or the egg conundrum…what came first, the artist or the fans?

As for Jay Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne, I still plan to listen to it…but decided I’m going to wait a bit until the echoing chorus of the band fades out allowing me to better hear their music for myself…

– @SamanthaGberry

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Robin Thicke Delivers 'Sex Therapy' App

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Thanks to Robin Thicke, you can now get your “Sex Therapy” on the go. He’s debuted a new iPhone app that dispenses daily advice, and it’s available now on on iTunes. Download Robin Thicke’s “Sex Therapy” app right here for free.

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