“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »
Last night, the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors now lead the series 3-2, and they’ve won three games in a row. The next game is Saturday night in Toronto, and if the Raptors win it, then they advance to the NBA Finals. But at … More »
What Diplo wants, Diplo gets, specifically the first-ever Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival. If the length of the name tells us anything, it’s that the seminal Mad Decent festival is sure to be one hell of a doozy, as the newly minted event’s lineup confirms. Billie Eilish, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, and Miguel head the festival, which will manifest as a fine balance of highly sought electronic acts and equally illustrious hip-hop artists alike.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodak Black, Pusha T, and J.I.D. round out the festival’s hip-hop inclusions, while Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, REZZ, Ekali, Troyboi, Baauer, and Whethan comprise some of Diplo’s dance picks. The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival also casts glances at talent from genres beyond the electronic and hip-hop spheres, to draw the stylistically malleable Quinn XCII, R&B’s Pink Sweat$ and Jesse Reyez, and Finneas out.
Needless to say, the inaugural Mad Decent Block Party branded affair is a must attend for many reasons, primary of which—at least, for dance music fans—is Major Lazer’s occupancy of a headlining slot. Diplo previously intimated that Major Lazer will likely dissolve after delivering their fourth—and probably final—album together, in a January interview with Complex. As such, The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival might well be one of Major Lazer’s last large-scale performances.
The unveiling of The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival’s lineup comes just after Mad Decent Block Party Festival tweeted out a video with a particularly suggestive caption on April 5: “IT’S HAPPENING.” While the far from subtle warning altered past attendees of Diplo’s multi-city Mad Decent Block Party party series to be ready for a followup announcement regarding the fate of a MDBP festival, Diplo’s presentation of a full-fledged lineup has presumably taken many by surprise, given how quickly it succeeded the preliminary Twitter hint that a MDBP festival was in the works.
The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party will descend upon Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for two days of fun, come July 20-21. Tickets to the festival will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST April 12.
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New York’s annual Greatest Day Ever festival has announced its return for the July 13-14 weekend, hosted right on the touristy grounds of Coney Island. Following years of numerous venue changes throughout the city core, this year’s event will take place in the Ford Amphitheater and allow room for more than 5,000 attendees over the two days.
The joint music festival and carnival will host a handful of hip-hop and trap artists over the weekend, with headliners Carnage and Zeds Dead closing out each night. Attendees can also catch performances from rap artists Pusha T and Lil Baby over the course of the weekend, and spend time between sets on the abundance of carnival rides across the board walk.
GA and VIP passes available for purchase here.
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If Mac Miller secures the 2019 Grammy for “Best Rap Album” for Swimming, the award will be accepted by late rapper’s parents, who will attend the awards ceremony in Miller’s memory. The annual ceremony and the biggest night in music will return to Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 10, where Alicia Keys will be playing host.
Miller’s fifth studio showing, Swimming, had been considered one of the rapper’s most visceral to date, exploring themes of mental health that stood out from older released. He passed not long after that, further amplifying the themes set in his record. The LP will compete with productions from four other hip hop entities, Cardi B‘s Invasion Of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T‘s Daytona, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld.
View the list of 2019 Grammy Award nominees, here.
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