JAY-Z to purchase NFL team: Report

Earlier this week, JAY-Z’s Roc Nation struck an entertainment and social partnership with the NFL. The deal makes the billionaire rapper the league’s new “live music entertainment strategist” as well provides him with greater influence in key social initiatives. But if you believe TMZ, JAY-Z’s involvement won’t end there. Turns out JAY-Z is set to acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, and “it is going to happen in the near future,” TMZ reports. The identity of the team has not yet been revealed. JAY-Z wants to become an NFL owner “because he’s a huge fan, already has a sports business, and wants to continue to be a change agent for the NFL,” the report adds. Roc Nation Sports, the sports talent agency founded by JAY-Z, represents several current NFL players, including New York Giants star Saquon Barkley, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, because JAY-Z “is not an NFL agent and does not take part in the operations of the NFL players in Roc Nation,” he’s apparently in the clear to purchase an NFL team, TMZ contends. JAY-Z previously owned a minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets before selling […]

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib share new track “The Next Day” featuring Oh No: Stream

After three long years of anticipation, Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs and veteran producer Madlib finally returned last month with their sophomore album, Bandana. Now just weeks later, the hip-hop duo is back with another new track, “The Next Day”. A contribution to the Adult Swim Singles series, “The Next Day” features a guest verse from Madlib’s younger brother, Oh No. With the sort of soul sampling production we know and love from MadGibbs, the track feels like it could be featured in Eddie Murphy’s upcoming Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name. In fact, it even opens with a fitting reference as Gibbs spits, “Pulling stunts in my GTR/ 1990, Dolemite in momma’s VCR.” Take a listen to Freddie Gibbs & Madlibs’ “The Next Day” below. MadGibbs’ Bandana arrived five years after their collaborative debut, 2014’s Piñata. They’ll be supporting the record on the road through fall. Appropriately, given the release of “The Next Day”, Freddie Gibbs and Mad Lib are set to appear at the Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles this November. Get tickets to all their upcoming dates here. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Ranking: Every Lollapalooza Lineup from Worst to Best

Rank and File finds us sorting through an exhaustive, comprehensive body of work or collection of pop-culture artifacts. This time, we celebrate Lollapalooza by determining which installment of the festival was the greatest of them all. The dog days of summer mean that Lollapalooza is just around the corner, and thousands of music fans are about to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park. It’s hard to believe that, in 1991, Perry Farrell created the festival as a showcase for Jane’s Addiction‘s last hurrah. Of course, many things have changed since its initial heyday in the ’90s. In the US, Lolla has grown and evolved drastically from its touring festival roots, having survived a hibernation from 1997 until 2003, in addition to its canceled 2004 installment. Since then, Lollapalooza has settled down in the Windy City, gradually expanding from two to three to four days. (Though, one could argue the fest’s touring spirit lives on through its international counterparts, which have sprung up in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, and Sweden.) Throughout its history, some of the most iconic acts in music have performed at the festival, from Paul McCartney to Kanye West to Arcade Fire, in addition to up-and-coming talent that have […]

Beyoncé releases new album The Lion King: The Gift: Stream

Beyoncé has unleashed her star-studded soundtrack album, The Lion King: The Gift. Featuring Donald Glover, JAY-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Kendrick Lamar, and many more, all 13 tracks are now available to stream below via Apple Music and Spotify. Beyoncé has described the collection as “sonic cinema” and “a new experience of storytelling.” She explained, “I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.” “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” she added. “Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.” Among the many highlights include a collaboration between Bey, JAY, and Glover (“Mood 4 Eva”), a mother-daughter duet (“Brown Skin Girl”), and all of the assists by 070 Shake, Tierra […]

Jamila Woods channels her inner Harry Potter in new “Baldwin” video: Watch

Chicago R&B artist Jamila Woods is back with a new music video for “Baldwin”. The song comes from her recent album, LEGACY! LEGACY!, which was released last month. The fantastical clip sees her create the wizarding world of Harry Potter for the black youth community in Chicago. “To outsiders, the school appears to be abandoned — one of the 50 public schools closed under Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s watch in 2013,” explained Woods in a press release. “However, for Black people in the neighborhood this space is a gem, an oasis of Black learning and radical education for young people. We shot part of the film documentary-style, to include young people’s perspectives on what they would want their dream school to be like.” Hence why the music video for “Baldwin” turns into a Hogwarts haven. In the video, directed by Vincent Martell, kids run their shopping carts into the side of a Chicago school and find themselves on the other side. There, they’re surrounded by magnificent feasts, hair care classes, magic education courses, and more. Part way through, kids give testimonies about the type of education they wish they could receive in real public schools. It’s the visual embodiment of one […]

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” one-room shack is available to rent for $4,000 a month

Notorious B.I.G. in the Juicy video Hip-hop fans searching for a place to live, look no further. Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood home is currently available to rent in Brooklyn. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the late legend’s 972-square-foot Clinton Hill apartment is up for grabs at a steal of $4,000 a month. Although Biggie called it a “shack” in his hit single “Juicy”, the space has since been refurbished with new floors, appliances, and countertops. “It’s so calm and residential now,” real estate agent Fabienne Lecole told the New York Post, “It’s hard to imagine it’s the same street that he sang about with all the drugs and gunfire. It couldn’t be more different.” Here’s the full listing via Compass: Amazing three-bedroom home with additional den/office and separate dining room with best light is now available for rent in the desired neighborhood of Clinton Hill historic district. The limestone eight-unit condominium prewar building was recently renovated and maintains gorgeous pre-war details, like hardwood floors and high ceilings. The kitchen has been has granite countertops, stainless appliances and lots of storage. This home also features a windowed dining room and a spacious southeast facing living room with an additional office. The building offers […]

ScHoolboy Q drops new single “CrasH”: Stream

This Friday, ScHoolboy Q will return with his latest album, CrasH Talk , via Top Dawg Entertainment. In anticipation, he’s unveiled one final preview track. “CrasH” comes on the heels of previously revealed offerings “Numb Numb Juice” featuring Tyler, the Creator and “CHopstix” featuring Travis Scott. While these past two singles sported special guests, this latest number finds the Los Angeles rapper on his own, spitting an easy flow over the two-and-a-half-minute song’s laidback beat. Listen to “CrasH” below. CrasH Talk follows up ScHoolboy Q’s acclaimed 2016 Blank Face LP and a handful of one-off songs and collaborations. The 14-track collection also sports cameos from Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa make dedications to Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller at Coachella: Watch

Coachella brought all the biggest names in music to the California dessert this weekend, but many artists took time to pay tribute to those who weren’t able to be there. At his early evening set on Friday, Jaden Smith was the first to shout out Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on March 31st. Through his autotuned mic, he said, “We just lost a legendary person, an amazing man, a legendary MC, so I want to use this time here up on stage on Coachella to just say R.I.P Nipsey Hussle. We love you,” before taking a brief moment of silence. Anderson .Paak next gave nods to both Mac Miller, who passed in September, and Nipsey. As .Paak and his Free Nationals closed their set with the Miller collaboration “Dang” off the latter’s The Devine Feminine, he told the crowd to put “One hand in the air for my brother, I miss him so much, Mac Miller.” He added, “One hand in the air for my brother, Nipsey Hussle!” On Saturday, Wiz Khalifa promised that “the Marathon always gonna continue, my brother,” referencing Nipsey’s 2010 mixtape and brand. He told the crowd to make some noise for the late MC […]

Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa make dedications to Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller at Coachella: Watch

Coachella brought all the biggest names in music to the California dessert this weekend, but many artists took time to pay tribute to those who weren’t able to be there. At his early evening set on Friday, Jaden Smith was the first to shout out Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on March 31st. Through his autotuned mic, he said, “We just lost a legendary person, an amazing man, a legendary MC, so I want to use this time here up on stage on Coachella to just say R.I.P Nipsey Hussle. We love you,” before taking a brief moment of silence. Anderson .Paak next gave nods to both Mac Miller, who passed in September, and Nipsey. As .Paak and his Free Nationals closed their set with the Miller collaboration “Dang” off the latter’s The Devine Feminine, he told the crowd to put “One hand in the air for my brother, I miss him so much, Mac Miller.” He added, “One hand in the air for my brother, Nipsey Hussle!” On Saturday, Wiz Khalifa promised that “the Marathon always gonna continue, my brother,” referencing Nipsey’s 2010 mixtape and brand. He told the crowd to make some noise for the late MC […]

One dead, three injured in shooting during Nipsey Hussle procession

One person was shot and killed, and several others were injured, during the procession that followed Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service this afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore confirmed that four people were shot at the intersection of 103 St. and Main St. by suspects driving a gray Hyundai. The victims are described as three men and one woman between the ages of 30 and 50. Currently, it is unknown who died. Nipsey Hussle himself was shot and killed on March 31st at his Marathon Clothing Company in LA. It was recently announced that the same intersection wherein his store is located will be renamed in his honor. At today’s memorial service, music luminaries including Kendrick, JAY-Z, and Snoop Dogg, as well as former president Barack Obama, all paid their respects to Nipsey Hussle. In the midst of this procession we have a multi-4 Shooting at 103 St and Main St. Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black – ages from 30-50 years old. Tragically one is deceased. Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims. We must stop this senseless violence. — Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 12, 2019 Consequence of Sound RSS Feed