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Sting Allegedly Threatening Lawsuit Over Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams”

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Juice WRLD has a smash hit with his song “Lucid Dreams” which borrows musical elements from rocker Sting’s 1993 track “Shape Of My Heart.” It appears that Sting allegedly threatened legal action over the song despite giving his earlier blessings, but Juice WLRD isn’t too stressed.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, the track’s producer, Nick Mira, fired off some missives towards Sting, including a not-so-polite “F*ck You” stance.

“F*ck @OfficialSting and his WHOLE team,” Mira tweeted over the weekend. “After taking 85% of Lucid Dreams (for interpolating Shape of My Heart, NOT EVEN sampling) he threatened to take us to court for trying to get any %. Sting ALSO flexed stealing our money and said it put his grandkids through college.”

Juice WRLD responded via Twitter with, “Lost millions made millions…the song impacted to many ppl in a good way for me to be upset over it. There’s always more money to be made and I will make it so.”

Check out the song in question, “Lucid Dreams” from Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance project below.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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Video: Wiz Khalifa – ‘Holyfield’

Real deal. Wiz Khalifa delivers a one-two punch with the video for “Holyfield” off his latest album Rolling Papers 2.

In the lo-fi clip, a shirtless Wiz shows off his tatted and toned physique while on his “Dazed & Blazed Summer 2018 Amphitheater Tour.” He boxes, meets (and smokes) with fans backstage, and chills with his tourmates Rae Sremmurd. Teyana Taylor and Chevy Woods also make cameos.

“Real deal, Holyfield / All my ni**as real,” raps the Taylor Gang boss. “Actin’ brand new / Why the fuck you here?”

Wiz is now readying his first R&B album. During an interview with Power 106’s “The Cruz Show,” he revealed that he’s already 20 songs into the project, which will consist of “all singing.”


Source: Rap-Up.com

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Exclusive: Justine Skye Opens Up About Domestic Abuse

Justine Skye is using her voice to raise awareness about domestic violence.

In the video for her new single “Build” featuring Arin Ray, which was released in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the 23-year-old singer documents a violent relationship, which was inspired by real life. In a candid interview with Rap-Up, she opens up about her own experience with domestic abuse.

“Towards the end of the relationship, I was just in a bad mental place and he was just watching me crumble and it was so confusing,” she reveals. “I didn’t know what to do. I literally just wanted to give up on everything. I knew I couldn’t though. Something was telling me, just keep going. This song is going to be more powerful than you could ever imagine.”

While Justine has not shared her ex’s name publicly, she says that the six-month relationship was “very recent” and “very private.” “It got really intense very fast,” she adds. “In the beginning, you think he really cares about me, he loves me, he doesn’t want any guys talking to me. And then it becomes, ‘Oh, you liked this person’s picture.’ It was ridiculous and I was like, ‘He’s trippin’.’ And then it started to get physical.”

Justine admits that she never thought she would be in a situation like this. “I was one of those girls that thought like, ‘There’s no reason a guy would ever put their hands on me.’ … That’s what you think until it’s happening to you. You don’t want to believe that it’s true.”

By sharing her story, she hopes to help other women struggling with domestic abuse. “I’m not trying to seek revenge,” she says. “This is about making sure that women protect themselves and are more conscious of the signs and understand that they deserve way, way more.”

Through her music, she has been able to heal. She is now in the studio finishing a new project, her first since her January debut Ultraviolet. “I’m really excited about this direction that I’m going,” she says. “I feel like I’m actually truly coming in to my artistry. I learned a lot about myself through this experience and I’m 23 now, and I’m feeling more of an adult.”


Source: Rap-Up.com

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Southern Comfort Presents Multi-Stage Party Celebrating The Spirit Of New Orleans

Remi (Full Band Show) / Sissy Nobby (USA) / Kaiit
Milan Ring / Dj Sezzo / End Notes Big Band
Larrie B2B Dezzy D / Levins B2B Jimmy Sing

Southern Comfort today announces the return of Southern Sounds, an all-day cultural celebration of everything New Orleans (NOLA), bringing artists from Australia and NOLA together for a true dose of Southern Hospitality.

Hitting Waterloo’s Commune on Saturday December 8, Southern Sounds will shine a light on the creative spirit, musical heritage and spontaneity of NOLA’s famed streets – delivering two stages of hip-hop, bounce, big band and soul from REMI featuring their full all-star band, bounce pioneer Sissy Nobby (USA), neo-soul queen-in-waiting Kaiit and more, alongside NOLA-inspired eats and the bespoke taste of Southern Comfort Black.

Commune’s laneway will be turned into a NOLA-style block party, featuring New Orleans-based bounce pioneer and rapper Sissy Nobby alongside fiery back-to-back Southern rap and bounce sets from homegrown DJs LevinsGoodgod’s Jimmy SingDJ SezzoLarrie and Dezzy D. Sissy Nobby’s wild performance and raps woven across electro and bounce, embrace inclusivity and individuality, making him a special, not-to-be-missed guest of Southern Sounds.

Step inside the French Quarter, jazz-bar-inspired space to witness some of Australia’s finest musicians drawing contemporary influences from NOLA’s classic jazz and soul scenes. In the spirit of collaboration, see sets from hip-hop royalty REMI and their full band, alongside Melbourne’s upcoming neo-soul star Kaiit. Joining them, is multi-instrumentalist and self-directed creative Milan Ring, as well as Sydney’s favourite End Notes Big BandRemi Kolawole and his musical collaborator Sensible J are Australian Music Prize winners and recently worked with Slum Village alumni Black Milk and New Zealand’s Raiza Biza on their forthcoming Black Hole Sun EP, while Papua New Guinea-born, Melbourne-based artist, Kaiit has been named the baby of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu by Jill Scott herself and has sold out shows across the country on her Live From Her Room EP tour.

A new whiskey-forward expression of an all-time classic, Southern Comfort Black will be served as a range of different cocktails by local Sydney bar heroes Earl’s Juke Joint. Digging deep into their Louisiana influences, taste Earl’s fun new twists on the inimitable taste of Southern Comfort with their slushies and surprise creations. Keeping bellies full, Sydney’s favourite fried chicken spot Butter will serve a specially crafted Southern Comfort menu from head chef Julian Cincotta, while Southern Soul pay homage to the South with their locally loved, home-style vegan offerings.

Inspired by freedom of expression, inclusivity, warmth of southern hospitality, Southern Sounds celebrates all things New Orleans. On December 8, witness one of NOLA’s founding icons of bounce, alongside Australia’s favourite musicians, restaurateurs and drink connoisseurs pay homage to the heritage taste of Southern Comfort and the newest member of the family, Southern Comfort Black.

Southern Comfort Presents
Southern Sounds
Saturday, December 8
2pm – 10pm
Commune, Waterloo

Attendance Is Free – RSVP Here

Line-Up
Remi (Full Band Show)
Sissy Nobby (Usa)
Kaiit
Milan Ring
Dj Sezzo
End Notes Big Band
Larrie B2B Dezzy D
Levins B2B Jimmy Sing

Food & Drink
Southern Soul
Butter
Earl’s Juke Joint

#southernsounds

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Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

Source: AussieHipHop.com

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Australian Hip-Hop Icon Pegz Releases New Album ‘Equilibrium’ with Silent Titan

Melbourne’s Pegz has released a long-awaited new 9-track album with producer Silent Titan titled Equilibrium last week. The impressive 38-minute offering released on Brisbane’s legendary Hydrofunk Records (Resin Dogs, Blunted Stylus) features Jace XL, DJ Cost was long in the making and a somewhat unexpected release when it finally dropped. Silent Titan is a well-established, talented producer / DJ from Australia having worked with Thundamentals, Prince Po of Organized Konfusion while Pegz is one of the most important figures in hip-hop to emerge from Australia yet.

Coming up as a young graffiti artist before beginning to rap in the early 90’s, Pegz then known as Pegasus had an early track featured on a release from the hugely influential Melbourne hip-hop label Nuffsaid Recordings. Upon starting to work at a then-emerging hip hop shop/record label called “Obese Records”, Pegz released his debut self-titled EP Pegasus in 2001 that really kick-started a prolific next decade that had not been seen before on such a scale.

Before Pegz released his classic debut album Capricorn Cat back in 2003, he had purchased the Obese Records shop he was working at and had continued to significantly develop the release side of the emerging business. With landmark, early releases from the likes of Brad Strut (Lyrical Commission / Unkut Recordings), Hilltop Hoods, Reason, Funkoars, Bias B, Hunter & Dazastah as well as the Culture of Kings compilation releases, Obese Records had positioned itself nationally as having a significant market reach at the time. Local Australian-made hip-hop at the time was just beginning to find a larger market audience and commercial acceptance off the back of Resin Dogs, Downsyde and 1200 Techniques influential local releases / festival appearances, and the Obese Records releases of Culture of Kings Volume 2 compilation and especially Hilltop HoodsThe Calling smashed through the glass ceiling that appeared to exist then.

With Obese Records now on fire throughout the mid-2000’s with a string of quality releases, Pegz released his own acclaimed albums in “Axis” (2005) and “Burn City” (2007) to great success. The 14-track Axis features Hilltop Hoods, Hyjak N Torcha, Oregon’s Debaser, was largely produced by Plutonic Lab and certainly cemented Pegz in the scene as a talented emcee. His latter Burn City released in late-2007 featured Vents, Drapht, The Funkoars, Illy, Muph and Cali’s Planet Asia and proved to be commercially more successful peaking at #70 on the ARIA Album Chart, #10 on the ARIA Urban Album Chart and #4 on the ARIA Hitseekers Albums chart as the audience widened.

Following Burn City, Pegz developed a trio group called “Gully Platoon” with Joe New and Dialectrix (both formerly of Down Under Beats Crew). They dropped a 14-track album in mid-2009 on Obese Records called “The Great Divide” featuring DJ 2 Buck, Plutonic Lab, future members of the current award-winning group Remi and reached #5 on the local independent Top 20 Album charts and #18 on the ARIA Top 40 Urban Album charts. This period continued a string of successful and critically acclaimed releases on his Obese Records including Drapht “Brothers Grimm” (2008), Muph & Plutonic “…And Then Tomorrow Came” (2008), M-Phazes “Good Gracious” (2010), Mantra “Power Of The Spoken (2010) and Bias B “Biaslife” (2011) amongst others.

By the time Pegz’s fourth solo album perfectly titled as “Drama” dropped in 2011, Obese Records in retrospect had somewhat hit a high watermark. The leading group from Obese Records in Hilltop Hoods had left and gone independent forming Golden Era Records, the physical record pressing arm of the business had closed down and his large influence had led to some concerns of Obese monopolizing the rapidly developing local hip-hop market. “Drama” largely marked Pegz exit from hip-hop as an active rapper, leading him to focus more on the label aspect, management and distribution arms of Obese Records.

Pegz legacy as both an emcee and through Obese Records is of incredible importance to hip hop’s development and wider embracement it now enjoys throughout Australia. This recent EP drop with Silent Titan was more than a welcomed surprise and re-opens the door to continuing the Pegz story – or closes it again. Time will tell, but the messages touched on throughout Equilibrium are timely in a musical landscape that has changed so much in recent years. Stay tuned to The Source for an upcoming article on Obese Records – Australia’s most influential hip-hop record label to date.

Thanks Pegz.

Pegz & Silent Titan’s new Equilibrium album out now.

The post Australian Hip-Hop Icon Pegz Releases New Album ‘Equilibrium’ with Silent Titan appeared first on The Source.

Source: AussieHipHop.com

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50 Cent Takes Over Europe for 15th Anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin


50 Cent, Tony Yayo & Uncle Murda took over Europe to celebrate the 15th Year Anniversary of ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.’ The Unit performed 7 sold-out shows in Brussels, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Birmingham, London, Manchester & Dublin. Check out the footage! Video Shot By: Jeremy Bettis G-Unit Records | Thisis50.com

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Eminem – Killshot – Machine Gun Kelly Diss

Eminem – Killshot – Machine Gun Kelly Diss

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Cult Shotta Release Visuals For New Single ‘Likkel Rider’

Rapper Charles X and Hypeman Golo (fka R2D2) give us Western Sydney’s rap duo Cult Shφtta. Noted for their eccentric signature style and stage presence, the childhood friends are nothing less than colourful.

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With the recent release of their single ‘Boomin’ featuring Atlanta rapper Reese Laflare, and recently inking a deal with Sydney’s Poster Child agency. Never ones to sit still, the duo have recently released their next offering of wavey post-punk mutant rap entitled ‘Likkel Rider’. The track is self produced and begins with a haunting sample that creeps into a driving trap beat – perfectly melding the two worlds together all whilst Charles X echoes the singles title.

Something a little different from the duo, the track continues its journey into a melodic verse that echoes the hallmarks of Charles’ ability to write swooning rap melodies. Golo is never too far form the action and ensures the the duos signature ad libs are present throughout.

Cult Shφtta’s energy and following hasn’t gone unnoticed, landing them performances at festivals such as The Plot, Snow Tunes and Hard Grime – the duo are also proud to announce their recent signing to TMRW Music Group imprint Poster Child…home to artists such as Kilter, Ebony Boadu, Go Freek, Kinder and more.

With plenty more tricks up their sleeve, it’s easy to see why 2018 is predicted to be the
year of the SHØTTA!!!

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

Source: AussieHipHop.com

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OBESE RECORDS – NEW STORE!

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Source: AussieHipHop.com

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