From Sweden to the World: “Starmony Voices” Sets the Tone in Collaborative Music-Making using AI

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The Swedish music tech innovator Starmony just launched “Starmony Voices” – a concept that redefines the future of music-making by allowing anyone in their community, and beyond, to share their voice and collaborate with the help of AI technology. Photo by Fredrik Mårdh Stockholm, Sweden, March 04, 2024: Starmony, a leading Swedish music tech company, … Read more

Future Drops “Rotation” Music Video To Celebrate Nine Years Of “DS2”

Future is one of the defining rappers of his generation. He may not have the pedigree of the Big Three, but his consistency is something to be marveled at. He took Lil Wayne’s work ethic and coated it with his own codeine-laced style. Fans continue to debate which Future tape is best, but there’s no denying that Dirty Sprite 2 is his most iconic. It’s the album in which he put everything together. It rebranded him in a way that he’s still benefiting from today. Future knows how beloved DS2 is, and he gave fans a surprise release for the album’s tenth anniversary.

Future released a music video for the album cut “Rotation” on July 18. The rapper doesn’t really mince words when it comes to his rollouts, so he kept brief in the caption. “Unreleased, 9years later,” he wrote on Instagram. “DS2 PLUTO back.” It’s not clear if Future meant that DS2 Pluto was back for the sake of the anniversary, or if the aesthetic and vibe of DS2 Pluto would be returning for his next album. Either way, we’re happy to see him again. The music video for “Rotation” is predictably grimy, with the rapper walking around a gas station with a double cup. It looks like it was shot in a single night, which was part of the appeal of DS2‘s DIY approach.

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Future Shot The Music Video Back In 2015

DS2‘s reputation is bulletproof these days, even among non-Future fans. That being said, Southside was nervous about the album’s direction when it was being made. “We were nervous,” the producer admitted to Complex in 2020. “It was a new sound and a new swag… [the fans] were accepting everything and we didn’t want to miss. We had to make sure it was right.” Southside produced six tracks on the OG version of DS2, and four more on the deluxe. Fittingly, Southside’s favorite memory from the DS2 sessions was making “Rotation.”

Southside claimed that he and Metro Boomin made the beat right in front of Future’s eyes. To make the whole thing more impressive, Future laid down his verse in even less time than it took to make the music. “He really rapped everything that was going on in the room,” the producer recalled. “He really bought all the sodas at the gas station. [Future] rapped everything that was going on. It was just funny. I’m like, ‘This man’s crazy.’” Crazy or not, the process worked, and now we have a music video for it.

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Dr Dre Details Hilarious Blind Double Date With Snoop Dogg Gone Wrong

Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg are the most iconic duo in hip-hop history. Granted, they are an official duo like Outkast or Mobb Deep, but their impact is undeniable. They codified gangsta rap in the mainstream, and have mentored generations of West Coast artists. Dre and Snoop are mythic figures at this point. That’s what makes stories about their early days so enthralling. It’s nice to hear about instances in which they were more relatable, less G’d out. Dr Dre provided fans with one such story during a recent interview.

The duo sat down with Capital Xtra on June 19 to take about their three decade friendship. Snoop Dogg detailed his reverence for Dr Dre, dubbing him his “older brother.” He also credited the producer for his business acumen, and sound financial advice over the years. “I just love being with him in the studio and real life,” Snoop explained. Dr Dre was appreciative, but he took the interview in a more comedic light. He decided to recount a story in which him and Snoop went on a blind double date. Dre recalls being thrilled when they went to pick up their dates. That was, until he realized the woman he was entranced by was actually Snoop’s girl.

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Dr Dre Recorded A Classic The Day After The Double Date

“I thought it was mine and it wasn’t,” Dr Dre jokingly recalled. “Snoop pushed me out the way like, ‘Nah, Cuz, that’s me.’ When I turned that corner and saw mine, I was really disappointed.” To make the whole thing worse, the duo had to drive in a rain storm to get there. “We drove for an hour in Hurricane Katrina to get there and I was extremely disappointed,” the producer reiterated. Incredibly, there is a silver lining to the story. While the double date didn’t go as planned for Dr Dre, the producer went into the studio the very next day and recorded “Nothin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.” The 1992 song would become a smash hit and a signature for both him and Snoop.

Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg are close as ever. The two artists are working on the album Missionary, which is said to be a sequel to Snoop’s 1993 debut Doggystyle. Dr Dre will handle production on the album, and has been working on and off with Snoop for the last two years. Snoop Dogg promised that Missionary is going to be worth the wait, as it will showcase a mature side of his musical persona. “[Dr Dre] uses me like a f*cking robot and I love it because I love to be produced,” he told the podcast All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. “I love to be challenged…. [the album is] masterful.”

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Metro Boomin To Host Special “Metro Boomin And Friends” Hometown Show

Metro Boomin is the biggest hip-hop producer right now. As far as beat makers in their prime go, it’s Metro and then it’s everybody else. He soundtracked a superhero movie and spearheaded the best rap battle of the 21st century with “Like That.” He also blessed the world with “BBL Drizzy.” Metro is a bona fide star, so now seems like the perfect time for him to celebrate back in his hometown. The producer announced that he will be putting a special one-night only show in St. Louis on July 29.

The show, titled “Metro Boomin and Friends,” was announced through Live Nation. A guest list hasn’t yet been announced. That said, the “and Friends” part of the bill leads us to believe stars will be attending. Metro Boomin was able to secure features from some of the biggest names in rap on his last two albums. It’s safe to assume his partner on those albums, Future, will be in attendance. Both artists will embark on their “We Trust You Tour” the day after, so it would line up perfectly.

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Metro Boomin’s St. Louis Show Will Be One Night Only

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ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 14: Future and Metro Boomin perform during Future & Friends “One Big Party Tour” at State Farm Arena on January 14, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

Metro Boomin has always maintained his love for St. Louis. The producer was given the key to the city by Mayor Tishaura Jones in 2023. The city also declared December 14 Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne Day, further establishing his legacy. Metro talked to Rolling Stone about the dual honor, and he admitted that it felt surreal. “From a kid to now, I’ve just had so much pride in being born and raised in St. Louis,” he said. “I can’t even really say it’s a dream come true… I don’t even think I’ve ever dreamt of this.”

Metro Boomin has made a point of giving back to St. Louis since his career has taken off. He has formed partnerships with various local organizations. Particularly those that provide support for single mothers. In addition to his own personal experiences, Metro associates the city with his late mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne. He’s spoken at length about the impact she had on him, and how important it is to him to uphold her positive influence. “St. Louis is such a special place,” he noted to the outlet. “I feel like no one would really understand unless you’ve lived there. It’s a very historic city, a hardworking city.” Tickets for “Metro Boomin and Friends” will be made available for purchase on Monday, July 22.

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Denzel Curry Wants To Make An Album With JID For One Specific Reason

Denzel Curry has no misses. It’s the common consensus among fans, and a quick skim through his catalog proves it to be pretty accurate. He’s one of the most talented rappers working. That being said, part of what makes Curry such a force on the mic is his desire to improve. He never wants to make the same song or album twice. He reflected on this artistic goal during a recent appearance on Apple Music. The rapper not only revealed who would want to collab with, but the specific reason why.

Denzel Curry did not hesitate, either. When the Beats 1 host asked which rapper he’d like to record a joint album with, he said “JID.” The Florida spitter then elaborated on his answer by stating that JID is the only rapper he would consider joining forces with. The reasoning was similarly direct. In Curry’s estimation, he will get better having to record alongside JID. “He’ll make me a better rapper, he explained. “I always look for somebody to challenge [me]. To make me a better emcee at the end of the day.” Denzel Curry took a more broad approach with regards to the rest of his answer.

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Denzel Curry And JID Collaborated Back In 2018

He likened rap to a sport, and acknowledged that part of the fun is in testing one’s skills against other rappers who are gifted. He even made reference to the recent Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar battle. “You’ve seen Drake and Kendrick go at it,” Denzel Curry noted. “Obviously, you’d have to be up to par. You gotta understand at the end of the day.” He then likened rapping with others to sharpening one’s sword with another. “Steel sharpens steel,” Curry added. “It’s like a sword sharpens the other sword. That’s how I feel when it comes down to other rappers… they make me a better emcee.”

This isn’t the first time Denzel Curry has heaped praise on JID. During a 2022 interview with Zane Lowe, the former claimed that JID inspired him to start writing his lyrics down. This occurred after JID featured on Curry’s song “Sirens_Z1RENS.” “He’s the only person in this game that got me to write,” the rapper admitted. “His verse was so hard on that sh*t, I was like, ‘I’m going back in.’ He’s a lyricist.” 2024 has been dominated by rap beef, so the notion of a friendly competition on record sounds pretty ideal. Hopefully it happens.

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Gunna Unveils The New Adidas Adizero Aruku

Gunna has unveiled the new Adidas Adizero Aruku, blending music and sneaker culture. This collaboration highlights Gunna’s influence in both industries. The shoe features a sleek white and red color scheme, complemented by a bold black sole and iconic black 3 Stripes. Gunna’s partnership with Adidas brings a fresh perspective. The Adizero Aruku reflects his unique style and flair. It’s designed for fans who appreciate both fashion and function. The campaign emphasizes the connection between music and sneakers.

Gunna’s involvement ensures the release resonates with his audience. The vibrant design is perfect for those who want to stand out. Adidas aims to capture the essence of Gunna’s creativity. The Aruku is lightweight, making it ideal for both performance and casual wear. It’s a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Gunna’s influence extends beyond music. His collaboration with Adidas showcases his style and vision. The Adizero Aruku is a testament to this synergy. Fans eagerly anticipate the drop. The blend of colors and design elements is sure to make it a hit. Gunna’s role in this campaign highlights his impact on sneaker culture.

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Adidas Adizero Aruku

The sneakers feature a black rubber sole and a white midsole. The uppers of these sneakers are comprised of a red mesh base, with white leather overlays. Also, a black 3 Stripes logo is on the sides and white laces are present. Finally, Adidas branding is located on the heels and tongues.

House of Heat reports that the Adidas Adizero Aruku will be released globally in 2025. Also, the retail price of the sneakers will be announced closer to when they are released. Further, make sure to let us know what you think about these kicks in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the most recent updates and news from the sneaker community. We’ll make sure to offer you the newest products from the most notable brands.

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Nike Giannis Freak 6 “Laser Orange” Slated For This Fall: Retailer Photos

The Nike Giannis Freak 6 is the latest in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s signature line. It’s a dynamic sneaker designed for performance and style. The upcoming “Laser Orange” colorway is eye-catching. It combines vibrant orange, striking pink, and fresh green. The shoe’s design reflects Giannis’s explosive game. Lightweight materials ensure agility. Enhanced traction supports quick movements. Cushioning provides comfort during intense play. The bold color palette stands out on the court. Orange dominates, with pink and green accents adding flair.

This colorway is perfect for those who love making a statement. The Freak 6 continues to push boundaries. It merges innovation with Giannis’s unique style. Fans and players alike will appreciate the combination of functionality and aesthetics. Nike focuses on both performance and fashion. The “Laser Orange” is no exception. It’s a testament to Giannis’s influence and Nike’s commitment to quality. Overall, the Nike Giannis Freak 6 in “Laser Orange” is a must-have. Whether you’re playing or just stepping out, it delivers. Look out for its release—it’s bound to turn heads.

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“Laser Orange” Nike Giannis Freak 6

Nike Giannis Freak 6
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The sneakers feature an orange rubber sole and a vibrant pinkish orange midsole. The uppers of the sneakers are comprised of an orange mesh base, with a green Swoosh that dips into the midsole. As you go further up the sneakers, lighter orange laces and leather are present. The tongues feature a new FREAK logo along with Giannis flexing, his signature move.

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Kicks On Fire reports that the Nike Giannis Freak 6 “Laser Orange” will be released on October 5th. Also, the sneaker will have a retail price of $140 when it is released. Further, make sure to let us know what you think about these kicks in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the most recent updates and news from the sneaker community. We’ll make sure to offer you the newest products from the most notable brands.

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Childish Gambino Seemingly Disses Drake On New Song “Yoshinoya”

Childish Gambino raps on his new album, Bando Stone and the New World. Not as much as you’d think, though. The artist intersperses bars with sonic experiments and electronic flourishes. “Yoshinoya” is a rare exception to this. The track sees Childish Gambino drop aggressive rhymes over a trunk-rattling instrumental from producer Triangle Park. He takes aim at some undisclosed target in his verses, but fans have been quick to point out clues that suggest the target is in plain sight. The theory is that the rapper is the latest to attack Drizzy Drake.

The biggest piece of evidence to suggest that Childish Gambino is targeting Drake is in the first verse. “I put your boy in the seat. You got your biz’ in the streets,” he raps. “I wash my hands when I eat. I never hand her the key.” The use of the moniker the “Boy,” evokes the nickname that Drake has used over the last decade. Genius even posits Gambino’s wording as a means of schooling the 6 God, hence putting him in a seat (the annotation is, notably, unreviewed). The next few lines have also been theorized to be about Drake. “I don’t know no one BD,” he raps. “But they dependent on me.” “BD” is baby daddy, which technically applies to the Toronto rapper. Drake also scored a hit single in 2023 with “Rich Baby Daddy.”

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Childish Gambino And Drake Have Had Issues In The Past

The rest of the song is peppered with slights and comments that could easily apply to Drake. Childish Gambino mentions finding a house “on the app,” which evokes the iconic imagery of Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” diss. The rapper also suggests that his unnamed target has untrustworthy people in his circle. “They plottin’ hard when you slatt,” he spits. “Thеy got a gun in your back. This who you trust when you sleepin’ at night.” There’s even an “AK” bar. “AK not silent like knife,” Childish Gambino raps towards the back end of the verse. The reference applies to a loud firearm, of course, but could just as well apply to DJ Akademiks and the fact that he serves as Drizzy’s mouthpiece.

Childish Gambino and Drake have not had the closest relationship over the years. The latter infamously criticized Gambino’s “This Is America” during a 2018 concert in Chicago. He posted a user comment that read: “The overrated and over awarded hit song ‘This Is America’ was originally a Drake diss record.” It’s also worth noting that fans have compared Childish Gambino’s sound on the new album to Drake. Many social media users have compared Bando Stone and the New World to the 6 God’s recent releases, and there’s definitely similarities. We won’t know if “Yoshinoya” is a diss unless Gambino confirms it, but we know there isn’t love lost between him and Drake.

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Watch: New Trailer for Milli Vanilli Biopic ‘Girl You Know It’s True’ From Vertical

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You might need to from a certain era to know the story about the 1980s pop duo known as Milli Vanilli. Now the new trailer for the biopic “Girl You Know It’s True” is here and well, there you have it.

Tijan Njie and Elan Ben Ali, are new to Hollywood but they transform into the roles of Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, like nobody’s business.

Time for memory lane, Milli Vanilli had a hit record and they captured fans with their looks, style, and well singing voice … But if you recall, they were exposed as frauds. Get this, Milli Vanilli were lip-syncing to tracks sung by other artists. Whoops. At the time it was a BIG DEAL.

This pretty much ended their careers and sadly led to personal tragedies later on.

Okay onto the actors playing the tragic figures. 

Tijan Njie, from Germany, and Elan Ben Ali, from France, were selected after a year-long casting process spanning five countries. Damn!

But if you want authenticity, pun intended, the film also features Matthias Schweighöfer as Frank Farian, the German music producer and mastermind behind Milli Vanilli. 

Simon Verhoeven was tapped to direct and wrote the screenplay for the film.

Check out the official synopsis:

The film is centered around the true story of the notorious scandal involving dancers Robert Pilatus’ and Fabrice Morvan’s rise to fame in the late 1980s as pop sensation Milli Vanilli. Orchestrated by music producer Frank Farian, they became global stars with three No. 1 hits in the US. But only a small circle of insiders know that the duo is not singing but lip syncing to the voices of two other artists. At the height of their fame, Milli Vanilli win the Grammy Award but the situation behind the scenes escalates and the pressure on Rob and Fab grows. When the truth is revealed, they stare into the abyss while the world witnesses one of the biggest scandals in music history.

Producing are Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, along with Kristen Winkler overseeing the production. 

Kevin Liles, CEO of 300 Entertainment and a former member of the U.S. hip-hop group Numarx, who originally created Milli Vanilli’s hit song “Girl You Know It’s True,” serves as executive producer. Wow, didn’t know Mr. Liles was in their ecosystem way back when.

Brad Howell, one of the actual singers behind Milli Vanilli, is also producing, alongside Jasmin Davis, the daughter of the late John Davis, another genuine voice for the group. Associate producers include Carmen Pilatus, the sister of the late Rob Pilatus, former assistant Todd Headlee, and Ingrid “Milli” Segieth, who closely worked with Farian.

Here’s the trailer, tell us if you dig it:

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