21 Savage – “Issa” (Feat. Drake & Young Thug)

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21 Savage turned the word “issa” into a thing when he declared during an interview that the cross tattoo on his forehead “issa knife.” And now he’s turned it into a song, too, enlisting Drake and Young Thug to hop on a track produced by Wheezy and Narcos. “I watched you go sell four million, … More »

21 Savage Recruits Drake & Young Thug For “Issa” Song

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Young Thug – “Free Blac Youngsta”

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Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta turned himself in yesterday in conjunction with the recent shooting of Young Dolph. And now Young Thug has offered his support by sharing a new song called “Free Blac Youngsta.” Where’s that “singing album” at though, Thug? Listen below. 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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Juvenile – “Red Sox” Featuring Young Thug

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Usher – No Limit Ft. Young Thug (Mozado Remix) [FREE DL]

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Producer Mozado has just come out with his latest track, this time in the form of a smooth and smoldering remix of Usher and Young Thug‘s 2016 single, “No Limit.” Featuring an expertly crafted arrangement and instantly catchy melody, the flip allows Mozado to let his ever-evolving production talent shine through and through.

It begins with Usher’s vocals slowly encroaching into the space behind gentle guitar strums and sporadic claps. Once the vocals have reached the front of the space, distant flute bursts and light future bass ripples work alongside violin stings and distorted vocal sweeps to create a completely new vibe. After a short break, Usher returns above more prominent string work and a rumbling sub bass while the simplistic percussion arrangement plays on.

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Birdman Compares Who To Prince & Michael Jackson?!

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(AllHipHop Rumors) Okay we may have to piss test Birdman this week. He better put some respeck on Michael Jackson and Prince’s name!

Well it looks like the fact that Birdman and Young Thug are back working together has Birdman very excited.

The two are even working on another Rich Gang album after taking a brief hiatus from collaborating.

Birdman has been teasing new music on Instagram, and it was all good until the Cash Money boss gave Thugger some controversial praise.

Baby basically called Thugger Michael Jackson and Prince, as to basically compare him to the late legends. At times, Baby made me think he was a couple sandwiches short of a picnic and that his train was off the track, but he knows good and damn well Young Thug aint no legend and icon like the late Prince and Mike.

If you are wondering why Birdman is bigging Thug up so hard, he and Thug have about 10 songs done on ‘Rich Gang 2’, and the project will just feature them. Dang they left the homie Rich Homie Quan off.

While I do believe it will be another big year for Thugger, you gotta leave the legends out of this fam. LOL.

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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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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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st82videoFuck this week. Fuck this day, in particular. Here are some videos. More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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Fuck this week. Fuck this day, in particular. Here are some videos.

5. Jeff Rosenstock – “Pash Rash” (Dir. Benjamin Epstein & David Combs)

A fitting rebuke of the weird phenomenon of everyone taping live shows on their phones, so that you see constant upraised phones all across the front row whenever you go out. But this is also a fun document of a a sweaty punk rock show, and we can never get enough of those.

4. Delicate Steve – “Winners” (Dir. Bob Burton)

Vaguely rednecky beach-boardwalk towns are some of the greatest places in our country. Look at how happy everyone is!

3. Watsky – “Stick To Your Guns” (Feat. Julia Nunes) (Dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada)

We just spent the past year letting that red-eyed sheep run around, didn’t we?

2. Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – “Star Stuff” (Dir. Harry Israelson)

A weird little collage of everything I thought was cool in the ’90s indie movies that I loved, especially the ones that haven’t aged too well. Those things are still cool, somehow, even if they’re cool with an extra set of quotation marks now.

1. Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (Dir. Ryan Staake & “Young Thug”)

A ridiculously fun deconstruction of the rap video shoot and all the maddening little things that can go wrong with it, from a guy who’s had enough and who is not going to take it anymore. I can’t tell if Staake just boosted his video-director career or sent it plummeting to a glorious death.