Vs. Everybody A few days ago at the annual Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, called out the entire rap game for a battle. Enlisting Black Thought and King Los, he says the triumvirate are accepting all challengers. No Joke. Speaking of which, Yasiin is also trying his hand at comedy. Peep the clip below. UPDATE: Lupe Fiasco accepts the call.
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Spring is just about here after a long winter that was awful for skin and hair. However, a few tweaks to your morning routine will make you feel better and lead to improved skin and body in the long run. Here are some of ChosenMeds.com most popular products to lead to a rejuvenated morning routine for the Spring.
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The Beard: Shave
Be sure to set some time in your routine for this essential grooming task. Even if you don’t need to shave every day, give yourself a few minutes every morning to do a quick one-over. MenScience Advanced Shave Formula is great for all skin ranges from normal to sensitive skin. It will help protect your skin with a thick, lubricating layer and allows shaving in any direction for several passes without reapplication.
The Hair: Scalp Therapy
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A good workout in the morning will improve both your body and your mind — now and in the future. In addition to exercise building a fitter, hotter body, the endorphin rush it results in will put you in a cheery mood for hours, and your skin will become clearer over time.
After a workout, we recommend (Malin + Goetz) Bergamot Body Wash because it gently and effectively purifies and balances all skin types, especially sensitive and eczema prone, unlike traditionally harsh detergents.
The Skin: Use SPF
UV radiation can quickly add years to your face, so protect what you’ve been lucky enough to start with. Use sunblock with a high SPF (like MenScience TiO2 Sunblock) to guard against early signs of skin damage.
CPT Inspired by the film, Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre announced his final project, Compton: A Soundtrack during today’s broadcast of ‘The Pharmacy’ on Apple Music. The soundtrack drops August 7 and will consist of new music including guests Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Game, Jon Connor, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, King Mez and more. Pre-order now. 1 Intro (feat. Dr. Dre) 2 Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus) 3 Genocide (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay) 4 […]
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Come On Baby. With Offset still behind bars, Quavo and Takeoff turns up the neighborhood in the latest visual off their recent release, YRN. Purchase the album on iTunes now.
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With the OVO Fest taking place in Toronto this weekend, Drake invited some of his …
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Scott reportedly took the stage, performed one song, and according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management, he told fans to cross the barricade. He was joined on stage by a few fans before the show was shut down and Scott was taken into custody. Watch video of the brief set, wherein Scott chants "we want rage," below.
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Around noon CST, Scott posted the below photo on Instagram with the caption, "Love to u fans. Thank u lollapalooza Learned a lot from this."
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One of the many, many unseen prototypes in Nike’s colossal design archive is the Air Jordan 1.5. Conceived while Nike’s designers were tinkering with different cushioning options for Michael Jordan’s iconic footwear line, the sneaker…
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Black Bottle Boy From Antigua to Cannes, Rick Ross lives his life as a true boss in his new music video. Safe travels y’all.
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David Byrne has written about the business of streaming in the past. He argued that free streaming services should go away, that artists should be paid significantly more, that streaming platforms hinder discovery, and that subscription-based services could threaten the overall monetization of creative endeavors. In a new op-ed for The New York Times, he’s calling for transparency in how streaming revenues are split.
Byrne’s piece, titled "Open the Music Industry’s Black Box", outlines that it’s nearly impossible to know how a listener’s subscription payments get divvied up. He argues that knowing the full breakdown of revenues is key to creating a "fairer system of pay".
He discusses some of his attempts to contact companies like YouTube and Apple Music to have the revenue breakdown explained, but said those conversations hit dead ends.
I asked Apple Music to explain the calculation of royalties for the trial period. They said they disclosed that only to copyright owners (that is, the labels). I have my own label and own the copyright on some of my albums, but when I turned to my distributor, the response was, “You can’t see the deal, but you could have your lawyer call our lawyer and we might answer some questions.”
Other problems he posed are the "seemingly arbitrary" way labels have reportedly assigned income to artists on their roster, saying that the number of streams doesn’t necessarily determine who gets the most money. He also says other avenues of monetization between labels and streaming services are hidden from artists, including "advances from the streaming services, catalog service payments for old songs, and equity in the streaming services themselves."
Byrne is on the Board of Directors for SoundExchange, the nonprofit digital royalty collection and distribution organization. He’s been working with SoundExchange advocating for the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, "which would force AM and FM stations to pay musicians when their recordings are broadcast."
Read our Cover Story "Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music".
“I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good. The record, it just wasn’t good … I worked my ass off on it, and I don’t think I did a good enough job.”
The upcoming album will be released as an Apple Music exclusive on August 7, but you can pre-order the album now on iTunes here. You can find the album’s tracklist below.
Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre (Tracklist)
02 “Talk About It” (Feat. King Mez & Justus)
03 “Genocide” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
04 “It’s All On Me” (Feat. Justus & BJ The Chicago Kid)
05 “All In A Day’s Work” (Feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
06 “Darkside/Gone” (Feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
07 “Loose Cannons” (Feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
08 “Issues” (Feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
09 “Deep Water” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10 Jon Connor – “One Shot One Kill” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
11 The Game – “Just Another Day” (Feat. Asia Bryant)
12 “For The Love Of Money” (Feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13 “Satisfiction” (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14 “Animals” (Feat. Anderson Paak)
15 “Medicine Man” (Feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16 “Talking To My Diary”
adidas Originals continue the campaign for their resurrected Superstar sneaker with a lookbook featuring high-profile endorsees Pharrell Williams and Pusha T. The rap giants are shot alongside influencers like VJ Mian, Grigoriy Dobrygin…
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Welcome one more to Mixtape Monday, where we serve up the very best in sonic constructions, all collated and collected for your convenience. This week keep reading »
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Dr. Dre took to his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy to confirm reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack produced by Dre as well as additional details regarding his first solo album since 1999’s 2001. Set to feature Eminem, Kendrick…
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World-class sprinter and long jumper Blessing Okagbare, 26, is already the fastest woman in Africa — her best of 10.79 seconds is the continent’s 100-meter record — but the Nigeria athlete is less concerned with maintaining her ranking than she is about beating herself.
Kobe Bryant visits Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Taipai during Nike’s Summer Basketball tours of Greater China and Southeast Asia.
Boo Inside a dark mansion, Gotti breaks bread at the round table then eventually finds himself in rooms full of women. Unfortunately there is no cameo from Ri, just Young Thug and Boosie. Directed by the Motion Family.
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