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Drake Releases His 'More Life' Album

(Radio.com) Drake has finally released his highly anticipated playlist project album "More Life." The rap star announced the project on his OVO Sound Radio show back in October of 2016, promising a "soundtrack to your life."

He also claimed the music was slated for a December release. Fans have been waiting patiently ever since. As promised, the project is massive. It features over twenty tracks.

It also includes guest appearances by Kanye West, Quavo (from Migos), Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Young Thug and London rapper Giggs who appears on multiple tracks. Stream it here.

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Waka Flocka Flame's SUV Bursts Into Flames

(Radio.com) Waka Flocka Flame's recent trip to Mexico borroan idea from his name and ended in flames. He posted a video of the incident on Instagram. In the video, shot in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, he shofans how the SUV he was traveling in burst into flames. "Can you say 'Turn down for what?!'" he asked.

Waka explained the situation was more dire than a burning car because it held his documents to get back to the United States. "Our car burning might miss my flight " he wrote. "What a f—ing week MEXICO!!! Plus my wallet and passport magically disappeared with that being said, I still had a good time"Ľď¸Źđź¤'"

Of course, it hasn't been all bad luck for the rapper lately. On March 11th, a jury cleared him of several charges after he was arrested in October 2014 for trying to bring a loaded gun onto a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Waka took the case to trial–rather than accept a plea deal–because he claimed it was all an accident. He won (via XXL). Check out Waka's flaming car here.

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Toby Keith, Alabama and Billy Gibbons Added To Merle Haggard Tribute

The Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard tribute concert just got some more star power with the addition of Toby Keith, Alabama and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons to the already impressive lineup.

The special concert event will be taping on April 6th at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to mark Haggard's 80th birthday and the anniversary of his sad passing in 2016.

The show is also set to feature Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith, John Mellencamp and Bobby Bare. Find more details here.

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Rick Ross Told Meek Mill Not To Trust Nicki Minaj

(Radio.com) Rick Ross has always had Meek Mill's back, and apparently that included warning him about dating Nicki Minaj. One week ago, Meek posted a photo with Ross on Instagram and captioned it with the mysterious but telling, "Rozay been told me don't trust you. 3.17.17 #ratheryouthanme."

Now that Ross's album Rather You Than Me has dropped, that warning has become a little clearer. On "Apple Of My Eye," Ross raps, "I told Meek I wouldn't trust Nicki/ Instead of beefing with your dog you just give him some distance/ We all make mistakes, let's not be too specific."

Minaj and Meek dated for two years before splitting in early January. Minaj didn't waste any time getting back in the studio with Meek's rival Drake. Read more here.

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The Chainsmokers Cover Smash Mouth's 'All Star' At SXSW

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers either showed their true fandom or their ironic appreciation for Smash Mouth last Thursday night (March 16th) during their performance at the SXSW music festival.

While performing their hit "Closer," the DJ duo segued into a brief mashup of Smash Mouth's 1999 hit "All Star." Alex Pall stood behind his equipment to spin while Drew Taggart hopped up on the table and walked back and forth to mug for the crowd. He laid down a verse from "All Star" before Pall got them back on track with "Closer."

The Chainsmokers are prepping the release of their debut studio album, Memories: Do Not Open, which will feature Florida Georgia Line, Coldplay and others. The album is reportedly dropping on April 7th. Watch Taggart channel Smash Mouth's Steve Harwell here.

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Coldplay Add Dates To North American Tour

Coldplay have announced that they have added three additional concerts to their upcoming North American A Head Full Of Dreams Tour leg this summer and fall due to high demand.

They have added second concerts Toronto's Rogers Centre (Aug 22nd) and Edmonton's Rogers Place (Sep 27th) and announced that they will be returning to the Rose Bowl on October 6th.

The stadium and arena tour is scheduled to kick off on August 1st at the MetLife Stadium in New York and will be concluding on October 8th in San Diego, CA at the Qualcomm Stadium. See the dates here.

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Machine Gun Kelly And Hailee Steinfeld Stream New Track 'At My Best'

(Radio.com) Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly has released a new track entitled "At My Best," which features a guest appearance from actress, model and pop singer Hailee Steinfeld.

"I wrote this song as a message for help," Kelly begins. "On behalf of anybody finding theirself, I wrote this letter to numb your pain, 'cause every day I wake up I'm feeling the same."

"I shout, I swear, I get angry, I get scared," Steinfeld sings on the hook. "I fall, I break, I mess up, I make mistakes, but if you can't take me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best." Check out the new collaborative track here.

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Garth Brooks Announces Next Single, 'Ask Me How I Know'

(Radio.com) Country music superstar Garth Brooks has revealed that a track entitled 'Ask Me How I Know" will released as his next single and it set to go to country radio on March 27.

The song is the third track on Brooks' latest Gunslinger -- which came out October 13, 2016 -- the song sees the singer sharing the wisdom that he's gathered over the years.

'One day, you'll meet the girl you swore you'd never find/ You'll push her away 'cause that's all you know how to do/Ask me how I know." "Ask Me How I Know" is the second single from Gunslinger. Read more here.

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Mike WiLL Made-It Recruits Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, More For 'Ransom 2'

(Radio.com) Mike WiLL Made-It has produced some of the hottest hip-hop and R&B tracks to grace the airwaves in recent years, including Rae Sremmurd's big single "Black Beatles," and he returns at the end of the month with his next album Ransom 2.

Ransom 2 is stacked to the brim with big name features. Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Future and more appear throughout the 17 tracks. Rae Sremmurd team up with the producer once again.

The brothers appear on "Perfect Pint" alongside Lamar and Gucci Mane, and Swae Lee has his own feature on 'Bars of Soap." Ransom 2 marks the follow-up to Mike's 2014 release Ransom; the album will be released on March 24th. See the tracklist here.

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Chance the Rapper Addresses Critics Of $500K Apple Music Payday

(Radio.com) Chance the Rapper has long been a proponent of free music, which is why he hasn't signed with a label and he makes all of his music available to stream rather than purchase.

But his independence has come under fire lately, especially when it comes to Apple Music. Chance appeared in a commercial for Apple Music in 2016 and the platform streamed his mixtape Coloring Book exclusively for two weeks.

The rapper shut down rumors last week when he took to Twitter to explain his dealings with the company. "I wanna clear things up. @apple gave me half a mil and a commercial to post Coloring Book exclusively on Apple Music for 2 weeks," he tweeted in response to people questioning how independent he really is. "That was the extent of my deal, after 2 weeks it was on SoundCloud for free. I needed the money and they're all good people over there."

He added that artists who control their own product can benefit from streaming wars. "If you come across opportunities to work with good people, pick up cash and keep your integrity I say Do It," he tweeted. Read all Chance's tweet here.

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Hot Chip Remixes Katy Perry's 'Chained to the Rhythm'

(Radio.com) Details about Katy Perry's untitled fifth studio album are still scant, but she's sustained interest with a new remix of "Chained to the Rhythm" that has been revealed by Hot Chip.

Pitchfork reports that it's the first material Hot Chip have worked on (as a duo) since 2015, and it's a bright take on the original recording. Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard spent 2016 developing solo projects.

"Weekend vibes courtesy of my mates @hot_chip," Perry wrote. Perhaps we'll learn more about her forthcoming album soon. Listen to the Hot Chip remix of "Chained to the Rhythm" here.

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Jason Derulo Releases 'Swalla' Music Video

(Radio.com) Jason Derulo has released a new music video for his current single "Swalla." The track was released late last month and features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

Derulo plays with the song's title, suggesting all the women who have shown up for a party at his place take a drink while winking at the word's other meaning. 'Swal-la-la-la," he sings.

The colorful clip finds Derulo jamming with an all-female band in bright pink wigs, and of course kicking it with Ty and Nicki, who steals the show in a pair of giant reflective sunglasses. Watch the video here.

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Dave Chappelle Reflects On Prince's Death

(Radio.com) Dave Chappelle famously impersonated Prince on his Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show. In a rare, and wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, the comedian reflected on the musician's passing and his contribution to the artist community.

"It's a hard thing to talk about," said Chapelle. "I looked up to him like everybody did. I didn't know him that well, but the times that we hung out were fun and very memorable and often funny. He was very generous with his advice, and he was very generous with his access. He let me see some of his process."

"He fostered a community among artists," he continued. "He used to have these parties where we would go over to his house, and there would be all these musicians that I admired, and they'd just do these jam sessions in the basement. Everybody at the party was playing something. I think when he died there was the icon dying, but then there was this pillar in the community of people dying." Read more here.

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DJ Khaled Explains Infant Son's Producer Skills On New Album

(Radio.com) DJ Khaled's 4-month-old son Asahd is credited as an executive producer on his upcoming album Grateful, which might sound bogus until you hear Khaled break it down.

It sounds like Asahd's role as a consultant, focus group and "vibe" setter helped the DJ lay down some creative tracks in the studio. Khaled appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and explained his infant son's creative process and why he earned the credit.

"He is credited as executive producer, and his attorney has his points or royalties, everything," Khaled said. He added that Asahd spent the sessions "listening to the songs, going over the business part of it, [deciding] if the vocals are right, if the beats are right, if the energy's right."

Khaled also praised Asahd's gift for non-verbal (or pre-verbal, really) communication. Read more here.

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Stargate Release 'Waterfall' Music Video

(Radio.com) Norwegian producer team Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen) shared their new music video "Waterfall" on Friday (March 17th). Although Pink and Sia joined forces on the track, they aren't in the video.

But Stargate still enlisted two world champion dancers to bring their song to life. Shot in Ontario, California and directed by Malia James, the video features air dancers Inka Henriikka Tiitto and Amalie Hegland Lauritzen.

The pair enter a futuristic–and foggy–arena housing an air tunnel. In that tunnel, they spin, fall, fly and more. Cameras circle around the tunnel to capture their movement and motion while electric lights flash neon blues and pinks and more moody reds and blues to enhance their artistry. Watch the video here.

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G-Eazy and Kehlani Release 'Good Life' Video

(Radio.com) G-Eazy and Kehlani team up on "Good Life," off the forthcoming soundtrack for The Fate of the Furious, and on Thursday (March 16th) they shared their new video for the track.

Interspersing scenes from the movie, the video features Kehlani and G-Eazy dancing around the New York City streets at night while cars race around them and do donuts. Later, Kehlani and two backup dancers break it down in a parking garage, surrounded by cars lighting up their moves.

G-Eazy said about collaborating with the singer, "It's easy for us to work together because we go way back, that's one of my closest homies. She has a great energy and this song is all about that." Kehlani echoed his sentiments about their long friendship. "Collaborating with G is always special because it's deeper than music, it's friendship," she said in a statement. Watch it here.

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Singled Out: For All The Emptiness' Seduced By A Disease

Dark electronic music project For All The Emptiness recently released their new "MT EP" and to celebrate we asked them to tell us the story behind the single "Seduced By A Disease." Here is what they sent us:

back around 2012 i was on the road with a bunch of fantastic people. this was a time of my life full of turmoil and bad decisions. while all of this was happening i was overwhelmed with sadness and confusion when i saw, in some people, they could not cope with the desolation of reality. from what i understood, they suffered every day, with the pain of solitude and hopelessness. they struggled with the idea that in reality life has no absolute meaning. given this they come to a crossroad; live life as well as they can despite the void, or fill their void with anything, so that they feel safe and comfortable.

"seduced by a disease" is the examination of a person who faces this choice. they feel lost, alone, and desperate. however they have been offered a promise that would save them from themselves. they have been offered an idea. this idea however fulfilling, conceals a danger. this idea is actually much like a parasite, in order for it to exist, it must find new victims to infect. this idea is dangerous, and although it would make the victim feel better, it would ultimately destroy the victim. the idea doesn't care about the individual, it only cares about infecting and existing. the victim doesn't care that they are harming them selves. the victim is willing to do anything to feel fulfilled, they offer themselves completely. their goal is to please the parasite and they truly believe that the parasite is doing them good.

from an outsider who is witnessing this, all they can think of is how horrible this is. the idea, the parasite, has seduced its victim into hosting it. the seduction is made from offers of meaning and hope.

this song is narrated by the outsider, who understands the situation and begs the victim to fully understand their choices. in the end the victim has every right to decide to harm them selves.

as i watch many people fall into this trap, and find meaning in different forms of hatred; racism, tribalism, self hatred, sexism, and so on… it hurts me.

as an outsider i want to understand, is this really what they want? do they know they are victims? do they know the harm? do they even know they are being seduced by a disease?

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the group right here!

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