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

Ric Flair Celebrates Killer Mike’s Birthday With Wholesome Shoutout

Ric Flair shared a birthday message for Killer Mike on Instagram, Saturday, as the Atlanta rapper turned 49. In the video, the legendary wrestler congratulated him and labeled him his “largest brother.” Mike shared it on his own profile for his fans to see as well.

“Woo! Killer Mike, it’s the Nature Boy,” Flair says. “Rolex wearing, diamond-ring wearing, limousine riding, private-jet flying! But make it a moment right now to say happy birthday to my largest brother. Congratulations! You’re the man and I mean you are the man. Happy birthday, my good friend, from the Nature Boy […] Always keep on stylin’ and profilin,’ living life the way only Killer Mike can. God bless you.” In Mike’s caption, he wrote: “Thank U @ricflairnatureboy for the love and b day wishes!”

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Killer Mike Poses With His Grammy Awards

US rapper Killer Mike poses in the press room with the Grammy for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s not the first time Flair has praised Mike on social media. After the Run the Jewels rapper took home three Grammy Awards, earlier this year, he congratulated him. “Woo! It’s the Nature Boy,” he said at the time. “Shoutout my man, my brother, Killer Mike — not one Grammy, not two but three Grammys! Are you kidding me? You are the man! And to be the man, you got to beat the man. I don’t think you’re beatable, my brother.” Mike was also in attendance at Flair’s 75th birthday celebration in Atlanta.

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Beyonce’s “Cowboy Carter” Inspires New Documentary, “Call Me Country”

Beyonce’s new country album, Cowboy Carter, and its impact on the genre will be the focus of an upcoming documentary from CNN FlashDocs titled, Call Me Country. The production is expected to be available later this month, according to The Tennessean. John and T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne, Rissi Palmer, Aaron Vance, and Denitia will all sit down for interviews during the piece.

“Beyoncé’s highly anticipated album Cowboy Carter, released March 29, arrived during a revolution within country music as the latest arena of the culture wars in America,” Warner Brothers Discovery said in a statement as noted by HipHopDX. “Some in the industry are welcoming more diverse artists, while others stick to a much narrower view of a genre that predominately centers around straight, white men.”

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Beyonce Attends iHeartRadio Music Awards

Beyoncé at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on April 1, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Billboard via Getty Images)

Despite ample praise for Beyonce’s newest effort, several voices have derided the project publically. Most recently, Courtney Love admitted she didn’t like the album during an interview with Standard. “I like the idea of Beyonce doing a country record because it’s about Black women going into spaces where previously only white women have been allowed, not that I like it much. As a concept, I love it. I just don’t like her music,” the Hole singer explained. Before that, Azaelia Banks made headlines for criticizing Beyonce’s project. “Sis, I live for Whiteyonce Donatella Bianca Bardot DOWN, but I’m kind of ashamed at how [you] switch from Baobab trees and Black Parade to this literal pick me stuff,” she wrote on Instagram back in March.

Cowboy Carter debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with 407,000 album-equivalent units, after releasing on March 29. Country legends Dolly Parton, Linda Martell, and Willie Nelson appear on the project. Be on the lookout for further updates on Beyonce on HotNewHipHop.

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Kanye West Teases “More Coming Tonight,” Metro Boomin Reacts To His “Like That” Remix

Kanye West says he’s got “more coming tonight” after premiering his new “Like That” remix during an interview with Justin Laboy on The Download podcast on Saturday. He made the announcement in the replies to a meme he shared on Twitter which pokes fun at J Cole, who he dissed on the remix to Metro Boomin and Future’s hit song. “Y’all so out of sight, out of mind, I can’t even think of a Drake line,” West rapped. “Play J. Cole, get the p*ssy dry.”

Additionally, Metro Boomin posted a photo of himself in the studio with Kanye with the caption: “can’t stop won’t stop.” In the picture, West rocks a Sean Jean tank top while on the song, he raps: “Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop. I just f*cked your b*tch in a Sean John tank top.”

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Kanye West & J Cole Attend JAY-Z’s Tidal Launch Event

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 30: (L-R) Deadmau5, Kanye West, JAY Z, and J. Cole onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Kanye and Drake have had issues with one another for years at this point. Following the release of Kendrick Lamar’s verse on the original “Like That,” with which he disses Drake, Ye quickly spoke out on the feud. He ranted on Instagram: “EVERYONE KNOWS I WASHED KENDRICK ON NO MORE PARTIES IN LA. EVERYONE KNOWS I WASHED DRAKE AT THE FREE HOOVER CONCERT.” Check out his latest posts on Twitter below.

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Metro has been collaborating with numerous artists who have had issues with Drake in recent weeks. He also dropped songs with The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, and more that target the Toronto rapper. Drake responded with the song, “Push Ups,” last week. Be on the lookout for further updates on Kanye West on HotNewHipHop.

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DJ Akademiks & Adin Ross Blown Away By Chris Brown’s Quavo Diss Track

DJ Akademiks and Adin Ross both reacted to Chris Brown’s new diss track aimed at Quavo on social media, on Friday. They were left in shock at the vitriolic bars the R&B singer included on the song. While listening, Akademiks got up and walked away from the computer. He then exclaimed: “This is hip-hop! Yes!” When Adin Ross heard the song, he was simply left speechless.

In the comments of both posts, fans also praised Brown’s track. “Gah dayumn,” one fan wrote. “I don’t think people know Breezy rap days. These R&B dudes got bars, same like Trey Songz. Quavo isn’t better than Breezy on the mic. This beef ain’t even gna be close. Quavo ain’t battle rap ready.” Another wrote: “The Big three is now Kendrick, Drake, and Chris Brown. Chris Brown would never apologize over raps.”

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Chris Brown & Quavo Perform In Celebrity Basketball Game

Chris Brown and Takeoff of the group Migos attend Team Luda Vs Team Breezy Celebrity Basketball Game at Georgia State University on September 6, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The track features plenty of disrespectful lyrics. In the first verse, Brown raps: “You the weakest link out of your clique, let’s keep it a hundo, n***a. You f*cked my ex-ho, that’s cool, I don’t give no f*ck, lil’ n***a. ‘Cause I f*cked your ex when you were still with her, b*tch, I’m up, lil’ n***a.” At another point, he pays tribute to the late Migos rapper Takeoff, but adds: “Crazy how when he died, everybody really wished it was you instead.” Check out Akademiks and Ross’ responses to the lyrics below.

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Quavo also seemingly responded to the diss by sharing a meme of Young Thug on his Instagram Story. Be on the lookout for further updates on Chris Brown and Quavo on HotNewHipHop.

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Jordan Zion 3 M.U.D. “Orchid” Releasing This Summer

The Jordan Zion 3 M.U.D. “Orchid” signifies Zion Williamson’s distinctive style and innovation in the sneaker world. As his signature shoe, the Zion 3 embodies his dynamic playing style and unique personality. The M.U.D. concept, standing for Made Uniquely Different, underscores the sneaker’s individuality and creativity. Further, with its all-orchid colorway, the “Orchid” edition of the Jordan Zion 3 showcases a bold and vibrant aesthetic. The striking hue captures attention, making a statement on and off the court. Designed to reflect Zion’s unstoppable energy and unwavering determination, these sneakers are built for performance and style.

Whether driving to the basket or soaring for a dunk, these shoes provide the support and stability needed to dominate the game. Also, as Zion Williamson continues to make his mark in the NBA, his signature sneaker line evolves alongside him. The “Orchid” colorway of the Jordan Zion 3 represents a new chapter in his journey, celebrating his passion for the game and his commitment to excellence. Overall, with its bold color scheme and performance-driven features, the Zion 3 M.U.D. “Orchid” will become a must-have for basketball enthusiasts and sneakerheads alike.

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“Orchid” Jordan Zion 3 M.U.D.

The sneakers feature an orchid rubber sole, with a matching midsole. An orchid base constructs the uppers, with more orchid overlays, creating a very cohesive sneaker. Also, a floral design is featured throughout the uppers. The tongues feature a Jumpman, and Orchid ZION is printed on both heels. Overall, this pair features an entirely orchid color scheme with intricate details that make the uppers visually interesting.

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Nice Kicks reports that the Jordan Zion 3 M.U.D. “Orchid” will be released at some point this summer. Also, the sneaker will have a retail price of $150 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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Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Canary” Officially Revealed

The Air Jordan 1 Low OG epitomizes timeless style and flair, cherished by sneaker aficionados worldwide. Excitement mounts for its upcoming collaboration with Travis Scott, introducing the captivating “Canary” colorway. Anticipated to unveil a unique hue, this collaboration promises to infuse the classic silhouette with Travis Scott’s distinct vibe. Renowned for its enduring appeal, the Air Jordan 1 Low OG is primed for yet another monumental collaboration with Travis and Jordan Brand.

Combining comfort with street-ready aesthetics, the shoe remains a beloved choice among sneaker enthusiasts. The forthcoming “Canary” collaboration will deliver a bold and attention-grabbing transformation. Nike’s penchant for thrilling collaborations continues, with the Travis Scott partnership for the Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Canary” colorway generating immense anticipation. For those seeking exclusivity coupled with iconic style, this impending release will become a coveted addition to sneaker collections.

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“Canary” Air Jordan 1 Low OG x Travis Scott

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The shoes boast a gum rubber sole paired with a pristine white midsole. The uppers are crafted from white leather, complemented by canary yellow leather overlays. Additionally, a blue leather Nike Swoosh is on the sides. Finally, both Jordan Brand and Travis Scott’s branding are on the heels. Overall, this sneaker is going to be a huge hit when it is released. Travis x Jordan makes headlines, and this colorway is certainly going to be a big one.

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Sneaker Bar Detroit reports that the Air Jordan 1 Low OG x Travis Scott “Canary” will be released on May 17th. Also, the sneaker will have a retail price of $150 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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Papoose’s Rolls-Royce Video Has Fans Wondering Who’s In The Passenger Seat

Papoose is fueling relationship drama on social media after posting a video of himself riding around in a Rolls-Royce listening to music with an unseen woman in the passenger seat. It comes amid rumors that he and his wife, Remy Ma, are going through a rough patch in their marriage.

Fans had mixed responses to the post. When Live Bitez shared the clip, some assumed it was just Remy Ma while others suggested a mystery woman. “No that’s not remy. That lady voice is to soft,” one user argued. Another added: “I understand the hurt, but please stop doing lame sh*t. Let the females spin the camera halfway to the passenger of a mystery person. Playa’s don’t do that sh*t.” One more wrote: “That man is still married it’s probably his wife or his oldest daughter.”

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Papoose & Remy Ma Attend Birthday Dinner

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 08: Papoose and Remy Ma attend Papoose’s Birthday Dinner at Brooklyn Chop House Times Square on March 08, 2024, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Back in March, similar rumors of issues in their relationship trended on social media after Papoose’s birthday dinner. Despite Remy celebrating alongside friends and family at Brooklyn Chop House in New York City, fans felt she appeared to be in a bad mood in pictures and videos from the night. The drama all started when allegations surfaced that Remy had an affair with Eazy The Block Captain. He appeared to confirm the long-standing rumors in an audio clip that appeared online in December. Check out the latest source of drama regarding Papoose and Remy Ma on Instagram below.

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While they’ve been dating since the 2000s, Remy and Papoose married back in 2016 and welcomed their first child together in 2018. Be on the lookout for further updates on Papoose on HotNewHipHop.

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Method Man, Redman, Styles P and More Bring In 4/20 At Inaugural BUD DROP Concert

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The dynamic duo of Method Man and Redman headlined the inaugural BUD DROP concert at Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday, April 19th. This groundbreaking event, produced by LTB Productions, provided a New Year’s Eve-style celebration on the eve of the cannabis holiday, culminating in a midnight “BUD DROP,” which is a spinoff of the NYE ball drop – counting down to the 4/20; marijuana culture’s high holiday.

The night started with sets from DJ DPrizzy. Host Ace the General introduced the opening act including Doov. DJ Self provided an enthusiastic set that transitioned from old-school hip-hop to Latin, to reggae, keeping the crowd energetic before the duo Girll Codee performed their set. They had the crowd chanting, “Roll that smoke that pass that” as it was a 4/20-themed event. DJ Self also paused for a brief moment to acknowledge the late great DJ Mister Cee, who recently passed away. Kyah Baby also graced the stage for the main acts. 

Yonkers legend Styles P performed some of his old hits including “Fuck You” and “Wild Out.” Fellow LOX member Sheek Louch came out to perform “Wild Out” with Styles P. The duo also paid tribute to the late rapper DMX, performing “We Gonna Make It.”

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His high-energy performance set the tone and prepared the crowd for Method Man and Redman, who closed out the BUD DROP event with an iconic performance. In the middle of their set, Method Man and Redman counted down the last few seconds before it was officially 4/20. Balloons and confetti dropped soon after and the Wu-Tang members continued their celebratory performance. 

Throughout the show, attendees were able to shop with different THC and weed strain companies. Some vendors included Nectar WellnessMotagua NYCDon Karlos CannabarsThe Culture Craft Cannabis, and the Empire Cannabis Club. Attendees were able to purchase teas, candy bars, edibles, vapes, and weed strains.

Sei Less was the event’s food partner. They gave concert-goers a culinary journey that perfectly complements the festive atmosphere. Empire Cannabis Club NYC brought its unique touch to the event, ensuring concert-goers enjoyed an immersive holiday atmosphere. Empire provided all the pre-rolls in the balloons that dropped after the bud drop countdown, as well as complimentary tote bags upon entry filled with branded lighters, grinders, pre-rolls, edibles and more. 

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Nike Air Max 1 “Grand Piano” Gets A Release Date

Prepare for the highly anticipated return of the Nike Air Max 1 in the coveted “Grand Piano” colorway. Initially launched in 2009 exclusively at PHANTACi’s Taiwan store, this iconic sneaker captivated sneakerheads worldwide with its sleek aesthetics and limited availability. Now, after years of anticipation, the “Grand Piano” edition will make a triumphant comeback in 2024. It will ignite excitement within the sneaker community. Drawing inspiration from the elegance and sophistication of a grand piano, this Nike Air Max 1 exudes timeless charm with its glossy black-and-white color scheme.

The juxtaposition of these hues evokes the classic piano keys, creating a visually captivating design. Adding a vibrant touch to the ensemble is the bold pink sole, infusing the silhouette with a pop of color and individuality. Beyond its stylish exterior, the Nike Air Max 1 “Grand Piano” represents more than just a sneaker – it embodies a fusion of style, craftsmanship, and cultural significance. Keep an eye out for the official release date of the Nike Air Max 1 “Grand Piano” colorway and prepare to embark on a harmonious journey where music converges with fashion in perfect unison.

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“Grand Piano” Nike Air Max 1

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This shoe boasts a lively pink rubber sole and pristine white midsole. Also, the uppers are crafted from white material with glossy black leather overlays. The sides showcase a white Nike Swoosh, while black laces and Nike branding on the tongue and heels add to the sleek look. Finally, completing the design are metallic gold accents on the heels.

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Sneaker Bar Detroit reports that the Nike Air Max 1 “Grand Piano” will be released on April 27th via Phantaci, and on May 5th via SNKRS. 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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DC Young Fly Admits He’s “Constantly Reminded” Of Jacky Oh’s Death

DC Young Fly said that he’s constantly thinking about Jacky Oh’s passing and revealed why during an appearance on Cam Newton’s podcast, Funky Friday. He explained that every time he sees a woman who survived the surgery that took his late partner’s life, he asks why they made it out okay and Jacky didn’t.

“I’m constantly reminded like, they made it. Here go another big booty. She made it. See what I’m saying?” he asked. “I get why women want to enhance themselves. I get it, but fellas, we have to do more than just continuously telling our women that they are beautiful.” He added: “You have to continuously tell them that they’re enough. Don’t make your woman feel like she has to do something. Even if you f****** with a b****…with another chick. No, no, no, no,no, you just love a woman. That’s it. And women listen to your man.”

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DC Young Fly & Jacky Oh Attend NBA Game In Atlanta

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 17: DC Young Fly and Jacky Oh attend the game between the Denver Nuggets and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

DC added that, regardless, he’s still never critical of other women’s decisions on the topic. He continued: “I’m not finna sit here and tell somebody don’t do what they wanna do. People make decisions. You have to live with that as a unit. I can’t say that I’m against something or I’m with it. As a unit, I took a loss.” Check out his full comments with Cam Newton below.

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Jacky Oh died from complications from cosmetic surgery back in 2023 at the age of 33. She met DC in 2015 after his appearance on Wild ‘N Out. Be on the lookout for further updates on DC Young Fly on HotNewHipHop.

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