“Panda” Producer Menace Apologizes To Kanye West, Future & Mike Dean

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“I HOPE THAT, WITH TIME, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES”

Desiigner & Gucci Mane Team Up For “LIIFE”

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“LIIFE”

Future Reportedly Hit Desiigner With A Copyright Infringement Claim Over “Panda”

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Desiigner’s “Panda” is a Future ripoff, and everyone knows it. Presumably, Future knows it too, and in a new interview with DJBooth, Menace, the producer behind the smash hit, claims that Future actually filed a copyright infringement claim over it. “There was a situation with Future putting [an infringement] claim in because … More »

Life In Color Surpasses Expectations for 10th Anniversary [Event Review]

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By now, it would be expected that the novelty of getting blasted with streaks of pink, blue, and green would be a tad bit irritating. After all, paint parties have been around before Life In Color came to be.

What started as over-the-top college parties at Florida State University over a decade ago evolved into one of Miami’s most unique series of concerts in the last five years. From massive expansions across South Florida, touring across the country, and even a Guinness World Record for “most people covered in paint at one time,” the people behind Life In Color reimagined their paint parties into a festival experience that combines massive themes with enormous musical performances. And this year was no different.

Much like Ultra Music Festival, Life In Color’s flagship is in Miami, where prior installments packed enormous crowds by the Hard Rock Stadium. This year, however, the music festival made a venue change, trading the expansive parking lot of the Miami Dolphins’ football arena for the intimate combination of Mana Wynwood and the abandoned RC Cola Plant. At first, I came to believe that this is a continuance of the downsizing of Life In Color’s concerting production as Wynwood is a tight neighborhood. After Life In Color 2014 spread its stay for a full weekend of musical messes, LIC 2016 returned to a single-day music festival criteria while still bringing a fierce lineup of commercial house, trap, dubstep, and hip-hop.

To my surprise, the switch made Life In Color feel larger than ever as it sat between large murals of street art and chic restaurants.

Coming into the venue, the main “Sector X” stage featured opening acts Nitti Gritti and Bonnie X Clyde whose musical careers kickstarted from Wynwood Fear Factory and Life In Color 2016 respectively. Between new music, both acts have unreleased and tenacious bangers shaping 2017, their acts set the tone for the incoming performances on the main stage and for the nearby “Rare Stage” which took the form of a circus tent. It was over here that equally bass-heavy performances from Fresko, Doctor P, and Ookay transitioned from the dusk and into the evening. I stayed here for quite some time before returning to Sector X.

In between both stages where a vast array of food trucks and stands offering funnel cakes, gyros, salads, and more. Yet, most of these places began to run out of food faster than they could make new food for future customers. I found that around the time that Marshmello and Desiigner were set to perform (between 9p.m. – 11p.m.), the lines were too long to properly serve anyone and the food being served was underwhelming in comparison to their relatively high prices. This problem struck the hardest for the main food stands that supposedly offered hot dogs, gyros, and Philly cheese steaks because all of these options disappeared by the time Mija was finished with her performance. This came as such a shock to me as previous installments were able have had less food truck options while still having less issues with serving the fan base.

As the evening began to gear up for the headliners, it became abundantly clear that Young Thug was nowhere to be found on the lineup when he was apart of the promotional lineup for the event. However, after seeing his recent antics in not showing up for his own music video shoot, I think this was a little outside of the hands of Life In Color. Meanwhile, every other headliner delivered terrific sets from the melodic dubstep powerhouses such as Seven Lions and Illenium to the electro house bangers coming from the sets of Mija and Tritonal. The night was topped off with performances from Diplo and Carnage who dropped trap, dubstep, and moombahton tracks to send off the 10th Anniversary of Life In Color with flying colors.

Even though there were hiccups with the food provided for guests and one headliner was unable to make an appearance, Life In Color blew my expectations. I went in believing that the transition to Wynwood (which usually hosts underground concerts) would be particularly arduous as it was about to host a relatively commercial music festival. But seeing the success of Wynwood Fear Factory last Halloween and LIC’s using the size of two venues to host the whole event, Life In Color established another successful show filled with head-banging EDM and the most tolerant body paint to be splashed on the faces of its fans.

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Life In Color Miami 10th Anniversary Stage Production [Images]

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Life In Color is gearing up to celebrate their 10th anniversary this weekend in Wynwood Miami, Florida. Life In Color Miami marks the beginning of their annual world tour and has host artist such as Jack U, The Chainsmokers, and 3LAU. This years LIC Miami will feature two breathtaking stages. Sector X, which will feature

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Chance The Rapper, Desiigner & Lil Uzi Vert Lead Soundcloud’s 2016 Year-In-Review Stats

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(AllHipHop News) Soundcloud has become one of the most important platforms for music artists.

A lot of songs first break on the streaming site, and up-and-coming acts have gotten international exposure by posting content there.

Yesterday, Soundcloud revealed year-end statistical information based on the following description:

The following insights were compiled based on indicators and actions you’ve taken on SoundCloud including your streams, likes, reposts and shares. Because of you, our connected community of listeners, curators and creators, SoundCloud is constantly driving culture and creativity forward and creating new trends. In many cases, what’s “breaking” or “new” everywhere else, is born on SoundCloud.

Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book earned Top Album of 2016.

Favorite Track went to Desiigner’s “Panda,” and Lil Uzi Vert was named Most Followed Artist.

It is Twenty days into 2017, and there already several songs making major noise on Soundcloud.

At the moment, Migos’ “Bad And Boujee” is #1 on SC’s Most Played Tracks chart.

The hit record collected nearly 5 million plays this week with a total of 69 million plays overall.

SoundCloud Reveals Its Biggest Music & Artists Of 2016

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Despite copyright complications, advertisements, and couple other points of contention, SoundCloud remains a vital tool for producers and fans alike, both as a means of sharing and discovering new music.

Because the platform is used by nearly all artists in the electronic space, SoundCloud has access to loads of data, and we’re stoked they’ve decided to share some insight on 2016. The infographic below presents SoundClound’s findings in a simple, sleek depiction, showing everything from Top Album, Top Cities Driving Creativity, and the site’s collective Favorite Track amongst other categories.

Perhaps surprising to most of our readers who, we assume, use Soundcloud primarily to listen to and search for electronic music, the strongest genre on the platform is hip hop, securing top album with Chance The Rapper’s album Coloring Book, as well as most followed artist in 2016 with Lil Uzi Vert.

And the most favorited track in 2016? Desiigner’s “Panda.”

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The 2017 State Of Pop Address

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Recording artist Drake accepts the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross over from an active concern to a historical relic, a format frozen in time for museums and reenactments. Pop is special in this regard because unlike rock or jazz or … More »

RIAA Honors Drake, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Desiigner & Kevin Gates For 2016 Top Certified Awards

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(AllHipHop News) Several rap stars had a very commercially successful year in 2016.

The Recording Industry Association of America honored some of those performers with special #RIAATopCertified recognition.

Year-end highlights for the organization’s Platinum/Gold awards included honoring Drake, DJ Khaled, Desiigner, and Kevin Gates.

Drake received the Top Album Award for Views going 4x platinum in 2016.

The OVO head’s “One Dance” was also among the seven songs to collect a 4x Multi-Platinum Song Award.

Desiigner was included in that group as well with the #1 single “Panda” earning quadruple platinum status.

DJ Khaled was the only act to earn three R&B/Hip Hop Song Awards.

The We The Best founder’s “I Got The Keys” and “For Free” secured Platinum certifications, while “Do You Mind” scored a Gold plaque.

Islah by Kevin Gates was recognized by the RIAA for being the only debut album to reach platinum status last year.

In addition, Rihanna was one of only two acts – along with The Chainsmokers – to collect two 4x Multi-Platinum Song Awards (“Work” and “Needed Me”).

Desiigner, Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy, Lil Yachty & More Make Forbes “30 Under 30” List

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(AllHipHop News) Forbes revealed its “30 Under 30” class for 2017 this week, and a few of Hip Hop’s young artists were picked to be part of the list.

Desiigner (19), G-Eazy (27), Tory Lanez (24), Logic (26), Bryson Tiller (23), and Lil Yachty (19) were picked for the music category.

Other notable selections include singers Jeremih (29), Justine Skye (21), Bibi Bourelly (22), Alessia Cara (20), and Gallant (25).

Standout athletes Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (27), New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (24), Olympic gymnast Simone Biles (19), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (26), and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (24) made the sports list.

The entertainment section featured actors Lakeith Stanfield (25) from Atlanta and Justice Smith (21) from The Get Down.

Reality TV star/entrepreneur Kylie Jenner (19) was chosen as well.

Last year’s class included Fetty Wap, Schoolboy Q, Metro Boomin, Rae Sremmurd, Boi-1da, The Weeknd, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Steph Curry, Cam Newton, and Russell Wilson.