Thousands of people are compelling Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
About a month ago, it was reported that Rihanna declined to perform for the league’s biggest game in support of Colin Kaepernick, the previous 49ers QB who’s in a progressing collusion case with the NFL.
The 31-year-old player filed a grievance against the association in 2017, guaranteeing he was boycotted for his peaceful protest against police brutality. From that point forward, numerous fans, big names, and activists have made a move against the NFL for their treatment of Kaepernick. One of these people is Vic Oyedeji, the man behind the Change.org request for Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar—all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same,” the petition reads. “The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history […] Rihanna, JAY-Z, Amy Schumer, and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand.”
Far from an overnight success that he may appear to the casual fan, ChillinIt has been patiently developing and honing his craft for many years into one of the most exciting rappers to emerge out of Australia. Getting somewhat of a breakthrough via the influential Hustle Hard TV YouTube some six years ago, the talented and versatile Sydney rapper has recently released his excellent debut album “Women, Weed & Wordplay” to widespread critical acclaim and success. With an impressive independent 1.5 million-plus streams with no playlist help or distribution deal in the first week alone, the proof is in the numbers for the versatile wordsmith with the album charting at #1.
Along with contemporaries Wombat, Nerve, Talakai, Shadow, Huskii, Lil Sknow, Mitchos Da Menace, Triple One, TRYL and Skrub, ChillinIt has led the charge for the new generation of skilled emcees to emerge from down under – aided by the excellent work that the affiliated Body Bag Media platform has been able to develop. Building on the style of the independent foundation created by the likes of Kerser, Fraksha, Fortay, and Alex Jones before him, ChillinIt has certainly emerged in the last year or two with a legion of fans and a strong potential to take his refreshing sound truly global. His music has already organically linked him to the UK, scoring a spot on JDZ Media and a collaboration with English grime emcee Kamakaze.
The charismatic ChillinIt oozes star factor and has cultivated a family of fans known as the #420Fam. It is easy to see why he has developed such a rabid following in the recent years, with skills and authenticity on the microphone only matched by his energetic live shows that have many saying are some of the best in the country. There’s no rapping off phones, there’s no stumbling and fumbling his way through live shows just near complete hungry, raw, professionalism. Amassing tens of millions streams/views in the last year or so alone, ChillinIt definitely has the potential to be one of the first rappers from Australia to truly break through to the contemporary American market and has already sparked significant major record label interest. The hungry rapper is keen to showcase his many different styles with lyrical content to match almost any mood.
If reaction videos were a gauge of his potential overseas, he may eventually prove to be as fire globally as he is at home. With a strong, consistent work ethic already in the young talented artist, it will be an interesting few coming months to see how ChillinIt is able to negotiate his increasingly new levels of success which only seems to develop by the hour. A truly talented rapper at the core, Australia is proud that such an artist is leading the charge and expect him to level up again soon. Expect to see him on further major Australasian tour support and festival slots by his own accord soon – before taking the world by storm.
Check his debut album “Women, Weed & Wordplay” streaming now and catch up on his extensive back catalog before it’s a Chill takeover. #420Family
Following the success of his most recent singles, “Taste” and “Swish,” Tyga is continuing the winning streak of his successful comeback with his new Nicki Minaj-assisted single, “Dip.”
The Queen songstress definitely added sparkle to the record. Aside from addressing her recent physical altercation with Cardi B during New York Fashion Week, she may have sent shots to Drake.
“All these niggas want me to love ’em like I’m Kiki / Got ’em in they feelings since they seen me in FEFE (Ooh),” she spit towards the end of the track.
Coincidentally, the last time Drake and Nicki were spotted together was after her Tekashi 6ix9ine collaboration, “FEFE” was released. In the clip that Nicki posted to Instagram, you can hear Drake ask her “What’s your song called again, Fefe?”
Tekashi wanted all the smoke with Drizzy over the Summer. The “GUMMO” rapper tried to boast superiority over the 6 God by noting that he has an unbroken Billboard streak, and being a “real gangsta” in comparison to Drake who lost his rap feud to Pusha T.
Oddly, Drizzy didn’t promote Nicki Minaj’s latest album, Queen, but he did show love to Travis Scott’s project who also felt Nicki’s wrath over the Summer.
Although the “Barbie Dreams” emcee wished Drizzy a happy birthday last week, that bar sounded like a shot.
We’re not saying that there’s trouble in paradise or that her new bond with Tekashi is the reason, we’re just reporting our observations.
Tyga’s worldwide smash “Taste” is officially certified 3X PLATINUM and now he’s got a brand new banger to follow up it’s success!
Tyga’s new single “Dip” featuring Nicki Minaj is another undeniable hit! The visual to the catchy hit reached #1 on iTunes yesterday just hours after it’s release and already has almost 2 million views on YouTube in one day. It’s also currently the #1 song on Spotify’s famous Rap Caviar playlist.
If you’re living under a rock and haven’t listened to “Dip” yet make sure you check out the official song and video right now!
A rare freestyle in what is allegedly Mac Miller’s first interview recently surfaced the web. Miller appears to be in High School and has no tattoos.
The unreleased freestyle video was taken by Masked Gorilla in 2010, when Miller was 18 years of age. In the YouTube video depiction, the production’s organizer Roger Gengo shared some insight about the day the video was recorded:
Here’s a video of Mac Miller freestyling in 2010 after I interviewed him for Masked Gorilla. He was still in highschool. So was I. It was before he released K.I.D.S. Before he had any tattoos. It was his first interview. It was mine too. He was in New York City for a few days. Before he left to fly home I met him at his hotel near the airport. I was incredibly nervous driving there. So nervous that, even though his manager Quinten instructed me to come up to the room when I arrived, I waited in the lobby for him to tell me again. Eventually Q came down. I asked Q why they were in NYC. Someone flew them out, but their parents didn’t know the trip was paid for, so they gave them travel money. They were excited about that. We were, literally, all just kids pretending that we knew what we were doing. I walked into the hotel room and greeted Mac. He was very energetic. I don’t think either of us could believe that the other wanted to do the interview. We filmed the interview. It felt like the greatest thing I had ever done in my life. Then we all piled in my mom’s car to get food. We did some other things, too, then I dropped him back off at the hotel.
Mac Miller passed away on Sept. 7, of an overdose, when he was 26. The terrible news landed about a month after he released his fifth studio album, Swimming, in which he talked about his fight with substance abuse and self esteem.
His Self Care Tour, in help of the collection, was set to commence on Oct. 27. The tribute show Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life will be livestreamed at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater on Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET.
The occasion will profit the Mac Miller Circles Fund, which plans to help youngsters in underserved communities by giving them access to programming and extra assets fixated on inventiveness and network building. Travis Scott, SZA, John Mayer, Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, and Vince Staples are among those on the lineup for the show.
As per Us Weekly, the Anti singer was allegedly offered to perform during the Super Bowl LIII halftime, but she declined the offer out of support for Colin Kaepernick.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” a source told the outlet. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
Kaepernick became one of the most controversial players in NFL history, after he sparked a peaceful protest. In 2016, the former 49ers quarterback chose to kneel amid the National Anthem, and was joined by different competitors players over various games. He has since entered free organization and presently can’t seem to sign to another team. Kaepernick is facing a fight in court with the NFL, arguing that the NFL team owners plotted to keep him off the field on account of his political demonstrations.
“On the off chance that the NFL (and additionally all elite athletics classes) is to remain a meritocracy, at that point principled and serene political dissent—which the proprietors themselves made incredible venue mimicking weeks prior—ought not be rebuffed and competitors ought not be denied business dependent on fanatic political incitement by the Executive Branch of our administration,” Kaepernick already said in an announcement.
The insider revealed to Us Weekly that once Rihanna rejected the offer, league officials enlisted Maroon 5, who might possibly be joined via Cardi B.
Per the outlet:
“She is certainly being considered, yet it’s clearly far too soon to state without a doubt,” one insider says, taking note of that “anything could occur or change” when the February 3, 2019, amusement moves around.
Strong album debuts on the Australian Urban Album Chart by both Lil Wayne and Logic were not enough to knock Eminem’s Kamikaze off the top spot, which he has occupied since debuting their five weeks ago. Tha Carter V debuted at #2, just ahead of Logic’s YSIV at #3 and represents a re-entry for both of them into the Australian charts. Wayne also has six songs from Tha Carter V currently in the Single Charts, a feat only matched by Eminem and Drake.
Eminem continues to reign supreme, with a further four albums on this Top 40 Album chart demonstrating his continued longevity down under. His 2002 classic The Eminem Show is the highest selling Hip-Hop album ever in Australia, being one of the only rap albums to achieve Diamond certification locally as well. The Eminem Show is the highest selling hip-hop album worldwide with over 27 million units sold, ahead of his The Marshall Mathers LP album at 21+ million copies sold since 2000. Eminem also has the two top-selling hip-hop albums of all-time in America with these two landmark releases as well.
On the domestic front, Thundamentals remain in the top 30 after their new fifth studio album “I Love Songs” debuted impressively at #5 last week and features the talents of Eves Karydas and the rising superstar that is Adrian Eagle. With ten years deep in the game now, Thundamentals continue to hit their stride and show no signs of slowing up with an ongoing packed touring schedule that has helped them develop such a wide fan base.
Australia’s hip-hop kings Hilltop Hoods also remain in the top 30 with solid sales of their latest Platinum-certified album release Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung continuing despite being on the album charts for over the last two and a half years – a testament to the legacy they have built for themselves over the years.