I Love the 90’s Tour – The Party Continues with TLC, Naughty by Nature, Kid ‘n Play, Biz Markie, Montell Jordan and Rob Base has been announced for 2017. C&C Music Factory, Blackstreet, Snap!, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Sir Mix-a-Lot and Sisqo are also available for shows, if request.
Rap/Hip Hop News
President of HBO Programming, Casey Bloys, has announced that The Defiant Ones, a four-part documentary telling the stories of record producer Jimmy Iovine and producer and rapper Dr. Dre, will debut on HBO in 2017. Director Allen Hughes (Menace II Society) has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.
The Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame initiates its #21DaysOfGiving VIP & Fan Memberships and End of year Donation fundraising campaign, in celebration of the newly designed Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel Entertainment Complex that will be a major cultural addition to the Manhattan skyline in New York City, and the Educational outreach programming and events being developed and scheduled for 2017.
MTV2 is bringing back MTV’s classic Hottest MCs franchise with MTV2 Presents: Hottest MCs in the Game 2016, airing on Friday, December 16th at 11 pm ET/PT. The half-hour special will be hosted by Charlamagne tha God, host of MTV2’s Uncommon Sense and co-host of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM, and feature an eight-person expert panel debating the top 10 most fascinating and culturally relevant artists of 2016.
LIGHT Nightclub, the state-of-the-art nightlife venue at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, is excited to celebrate its second New Year’s celebration under Play Management.
All tickets will be refunded
After a slew of bizarre performances and cutting concerts short, Kanye West has canceled the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo Tour. Concert promoter Live Nation confirmed the news early Monday (Nov 21st).
ESPN’s men’s and women’s college basketball coverage will feature the music of Atlantic Records recording artists for the fourth consecutive year throughout its extensive schedule of over 3,200 total games across ESPN networks. This multi-year collaboration enhances ESPN’s lengthy relationship with the storied record label and features 14 different artists from its dynamic roster. This year’s coverage features music from a variety of artists across multiple genres that ranges from global superstar Flo Rida, platinum-selling Fitz & The Tantrums and acclaimed indie-pop group Saint Motel to GRAMMY-nominated country star Hunter Hayes and hip-hop/R&B star Ty Dolla $ign among others.
Stars share their feelings on social media
It’s been a wild two years since Donald Trump announced his run for 45th President of the United States. Many thought his campaign was a joke while others supported him from day one. Either way, he just proved what most thought was impossible and was elected President over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Musicians react, good and bad, about the upset.
EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist Machine Gun Kelly joins forces with Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony, for the anthemic new single, “Bad Things,” which is now available on all digital platforms. Produced by The Futuristic (Chris Brown, Three 6 Mafia, Bruno Mars), the mashup duet is an unlikely but welcome collaboration between the reigning rock star of rap and the rising Cuban-American pop princess.
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, has announced the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 17 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). The “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20th at 8 pm ET on ABC.