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Rap crooner Tory Lanez is going to do it big this week. The hip-hop entertainer has announced plans to perform tomorrow night for online video giant YouTube.
Lanez went to his social media pages to break the big news. Tory Lanez revealed the huge YouTube performance would go down Friday night at 7 PM ET.
“IM BRINGING MY ENERGY TO YOUTUBE MAY 1ST 7PM EST!!! IM GOING TO BE PERFORMING LIVE ON @youtubemusicFOR THE FIRST TIME!!! CLICK THE LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO!! (THIS IS ON THE INTERNET AND WILL BE LIVE VIEWABLE TO EVERYONE GLOBALLY, WASH YOUR HANDS AND STAY INDOORS) : @midjordan” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram
Lanez also explained the importance of the performance. Tory hinted at Friday’s show helping pave the way for future live shows to musicians not able to perform in front of packed crowds.
“To all my artist friends ! I know this pandemic is prolly messing up your show money and the experience for your fans … AS YALL KNOW I have always been an innovator … Tomorrow for the first time ever me and @youtube are getting together to create a BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR LIVE SHOWS FROM HOME !! / where fans can interact with the artist first hand and request favorite songs , change the lighting , Personalize how they want it to feel and look ! And everything LIVE !!!! hopefully This works tomorrow ! cuz if it does this is HISTORY ! to the fans … U will be able to connect with your favorite artist for songs that u want to hear , or to pin your comment , or to customize anything in the artist set ! THIS IS GOING TO BE ALOT OF FUN !! Tomorrow I will set it off with the first paid live show on quarantine EVER !!! I will be donating a PERCENTAGE of the proceeds to CHARITY … let’s gooo *da baby voice* #SocialDistanceTour“
Tory surprised fans this week with a new VIBE cover feature. Lanez went to his Instagram page to share pics from the issue.
“IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO A @vibemagazine COVER!!!! ITS A DREAM COME TRUE !! ITS AN ABSOLUTE HONOR. THANK YOU TO ALL MY FANS !! THIS WOULDNT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITH OUT YALL, GOD, GOOD MUSIC AND QUARANTINE RADIO!!! CLICK THE LINK IN BIO TO READ THE ARTICLE AS WEL!! Cover by @midjordan” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram
“PLEASE TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS ! I CANT WAIT TO SHOW YALL THE WILD SHIT I BEEN HOLDING BACK ……. IF U WANNA HEAR SPANISH PROJECT DROP “” in the comments … IF U WANT TO HEAR THE ACOUSTIC PROJECT DROP “” … AND IF U WANNA HEAR THE 80s PROJECT DROP … “” … GO ! And hurry cuz I’m ready to put some music out !!!” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram
“We need some Russian disco music from you fam” -Justin Bieber
“SPANISH” -La La Anthony
In its quest to compete with other streaming platforms in the world of gaming, YouTube Gaming just leveled up thanks to Google inking an exclusive multiyear partnership deal with Activision Blizzard.
As part of the multiyear deal, Activision Blizzard will now utilize Google Cloud as the preferred provider to boost its game hosting as well as other technical needs. YouTube will also gain exclusive streaming rights to broadcast the video game developers Esports properties like the upcoming season of the Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, which officially kicks off today (Jan.24), Hearthstone Esports, and more.
YouTube has been looking for a win in the game streaming world. Since it launched YouTube Gaming back in 2015, the world’s largest video site has struggled to compete with the streaming giant Twitch. Things were looking so bleak that the company decided to shelve its YouTube Gaming standalone app due to “confusion” it was causing viewers replacing it with a “game-focused hun” on its site.
Speaking on the decision to join forces with Activision Blizzard, Sunil Rayan, Head of Gaming, Google Cloud stated in a press release:
“We’ve worked closely with Activision Blizzard for the past few years across mobile titles to boost its analytics capabilities and overall player experience. We are excited to now expand our relationship and help power one of the largest and most renowned game developers in the world.”
Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports added:
“This is an exciting year for Activision Blizzard Esports as we head into the inaugural season of Call of Duty League and our first ever season of homestands for Overwatch League all around the world. It’s our mission to deliver high-quality, competitive entertainment that our fans can follow globally, live or on-demand, and to celebrate our players as the superstars that they are. This partnership will help us deliver on that promise at new levels, by combining our passionate communities of fans and players with YouTube’s powerful content platform and exciting history of supporting next-generation entertainment.”
The announcement has been met with some criticism on Twitter. Here are some of the responses:
Regardless of how they feel, this is a win for YouTube Gaming, whether it closes the large gap between itself and Twitch, which is still the premier destination for Fortnite streamers and Microsoft’s Mixer, which is on the come up thanks to landing Ninja. Time will only tell.
Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz
Evelyn Lozada made her make in entertainment as one of the original members of the Basketball Wives cast members and has been embroiled in an explosive beef with one of her co-stars. Lozada is taking viewers back to the Boogie Down Bronx via a new docuseries, titled LIVING LOZADA UNCUT.
The Blast exclusively reports:
The reality star is launching the series on her new YouTube channel LIVING LOZADA UNCUT. She promises the series will be raw and uncut, giving people a look into how she got to where she is today.
In the sneak peek, Lozada says she is ready to give “a sneak peek into my life, all the way back to Castle Hill. Let’s take a walk back to my old stomping grounds the boogie down Bronx. I am Evelyn Lozada raw and uncut.”
LIVING LOZADA UNCUT debuts December 16 and will air each Friday after for six total parts.
“Hot Nerd Fall” is in full swing, and things are getting real spooky just in time for “Hot Girl Halloween.” Megan Thee Stallion and YouTube Music “formed an unholy union” and unveiled a new horror-themed video series HOTTIEWEEN.
Thee Stallion, who revealed she is also an aspiring horror movie screenwriter stars in the horror trilogy conceived by herself and directed Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey. The series draws inspiration from blaxploitation heroines and campy horror classics, as explained in the press release. The episodic horror thriller is described as a “proclamation to reclaim female independence from none other than “THE ‘F&@K BOY.’
In the first episode, which dropped on Tuesday (Oct.29) titled “Love Bites,” we are introduced to Megan Thee Stallion P.I., Dave East, as a smooth-talking playboy vamp named Archimedes and influencer Jay Cole as her associate. Megan gets wrapped up in a murder investigation that involves a bunch of “vampire fuccbois” led by East, who are terrorizing Stallion County.
The second episode arrives today (Oct 30) on Megan’s YouTube Channel with the epic conclusion arrive on Hot Girl Halloween, Oct. 31. The Stallion stays working, you can watch the first episode in the HOTTIEWEEN trilogy below.
Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz