T.I. Signs With Tidal: Becomes Newest Co-Owner

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Rapper T.I. just recently announced his latest business venture. After leaving the major-label system in 2014 T.I. found a new home under Jay Z’s wing. While performing at Greenbriar Mall in his hometown on Feb 22, T.I. announced he signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation for his upcoming album, Dime Trap.

A new beginning for myself as an artist and for Hustle Gang as a company. We have partnered with Roc Nation and I am part owner of TIDAL so if you ain’t subscribe to TIDAL right now, go and do it.

At the same time, he exclusively released his new single from the album, Money Talk. This album will be T.I.’s first album without a major label backing it, though Roc Nation is disturbed through Universal Music Group.

According to TIDAL.com:

TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans together through unique music and content experiences and is currently available in 46 countries. TIDAL brings music fans closer to their favorite artist and gives on-demand access to discover new music from our massive music and video catalog.

Many of the founding and supporting artists of TIDAL have used the streaming music platform to exclusively release music, videos, and major announcements to fans.

TIDAL being just a little over a year old, Jay Z’s music streaming service has been in talks with Samsung several sources told the New York Post. Samsung has been rumored to be an interested buyer in TIDAL. Maybe they finally got the chance to potentially make a profit. Research also shows that Google and Spotify have also been dinner guests at this talk of buying the fresh music meat on the block.

You made a smart move on the board Tip! We look forward to you rubbing elbows with the TIDAL tribe.   

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New Video: Rihanna ft. Drake “Work”

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Rihanna “Work” her way back to the #1 spot on the chats, with her new island feel track WORK, debuting off her now certified platinum album Anti. This puts the pop princess in the likes of legendary late Michael Jackson, and pop diva Mariah Carey with the record for #1 singles on the Billboard charts.

Rihanna recently dropped the visuals for the new single featuring hip hop rapper Drake. With recent disappointments to fans from cancelled and delayed tour dates, as well as last week Grammy Awards where the star pulled out of a late minute performance.  Rihanna left fans nothing short of disappointment, surprisingly dropping not one but two visuals for the single.  

Part 1 of the video, directed by Director X shows the chart-topping duo in a night posted against the wall, getting it in with a club packed of people dancing and having a good time. The video serves all types of dance hall and island flavor, with tons of whining, grinding and twerking dance moves.

Part 2 of the video, directed by Tim Erem shows Rihanna and Drake in a personal and intimate setting. The scene takes place in a private room where the duo is alone, where the pop princess serves up a sexy and serenading dance with Drake watching from afar.

Get into the visual below.

Be sure to catch the steamy new video,  and Rihanna on the road this Spring for the Anti tour with Travis Scott.

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The Weekend Drops New Limited Edition Varsity Jackets

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The Weeknd has teamed up with Canadian retail store Roots, for the release of an exclusive varsity jacket. The white lambskin varsity-style jacket features the “XO” brand design on the back as this is known as the name of the official clothing line of The Weeknd.  Only 60 of these jackets were made and available for sale on February 17, 2016 at Roots ( 80  Bloor St. West Toronto). The day of the release the singer posted:

Roots XO White Lambskin Varsity Jacket is officially sold out! Thank you to @rootscanada and all the fans for the support.

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For those of you who were unable to make it out of the country for this special purchase -no worries. The Weeknd offers more pieces from his clothing line online for your shopping access. Two more clothing releases have also been scheduled for The Weeknd’s line, Official Issue XO. A collection of gear from the line which mainly features the color Hunter Green was released January 21 – February 4 at www.shop.theweeknd.com as “round one”.

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In addition, round two of this flash release is actually happening now! You can purchase merch from the Hunter Green flash release of Issue XO between February 11 and February 25 at www.shop.theweeknd.com. Designs featured in this unisex line include the “XO” signature in some way.

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View the lookbook here to see which look you’ll be rocking.

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Two Mob Wives Are Not Invited To Attend Big Ang’s Funeral

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Rest In Peace Big Ang.

On February 18th, approximately at 3:01am in Manhattan, Reality TV Star Big Ang died at the age of 55. It is said that she died of complications of cancer after she contracted pneumonia. Big Ang’s friend, Vinnie Medugno, confirmed on Twitter that she passed away peacefully and was surrounded by friends and family.

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Big Ang’s nickname steamed from her blunt but vibrant personality. Not only was she open to letting her life play out right in front of us every week on VH1’s Mob Wives (where she first appeared), she was also very open about her illness. She recently sat down with Dr. Oz and discussed her cancer battle.

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Big Ang – whose real name is Angela Raiola was diagnosed with throat cancer in March 2014 after doctors discover a lemon sized tumor. Sources say, after two surgeries Raiola seemed to have beaten her battle. Later was diagnosed again, sadly this time it was for stage five lung and brain cancer.

A couple of weeks ago, Janine Detore, sister to Raiola, and family set up a GoFundMe account to cover Raiola’s medical bills. Their original goal was $25,000 and they ended with raising more than $45,000.

According to sources not all of the mob wives will be in attendance at Big Ang’s home going service. E News tells us:

Sunday Mob Wives stars Brittany Fogarty and Karen Gravano were told “it’s not a good idea” to attend any of the services. This is because of their dads’ past cooperation with authorities, E! News has learned.

The source did not specify who said this to them. Big Ang’s rep had no immediate comment.

“It’s just years of history between the fathers,” the source said, adding, “It’s a shame but they understand to a point. No one wants to have conflict at a funeral.”

The source said Karen and Brittany will make separate plans to pay respect to Big Ang on their own.

Raiola is survived by her husband, Neil Murphy; two children, Anthony and Raquel D’Onofrio; and six grandchildren.

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Kanye West Debuts Yeezy Season 3 Collection During NYFW

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Kanye West released his collection, Yeezy Season 3 on February 11 at Madison Square Garden during New York Fashion Week. The debut of Yeezy Season 3 also celebrates the release of Ye’s anticipated album, The Life of Pablo. With creative help from Italian artist, Vanessa Beecroft, Ye’s Season 3 pieces consist of nudes, reds, yellows, black, white and some green sweatsuit and other winter-wear looks. Leotards and crop tops were other styles that graced the bodies of Yeezy’s eccentric models on the NYFW runway.

Wondering who all was in attendance? Seeing that Yeezy is tied to one of Hollywood’s most followed families…yes they were all there. His in-laws and family, the Kardashian Klan that is. The Kardashians and Jenners entered the show at Madison Square Garden all dressed in cream, including the oh-so-stylish North West.

Kim Kardashian-West joins her hubby in making debuts during NYFW by showing off her new platinum blonde hair as she entered the venue. Appearing as twinsies, Caitlyn Jenner and daughter Kendall Jenner arrive at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show dressed in matching sweater dresses designed by Kanye West and Balmain creative director, Olivier Rousteing. Oh, and how cute is North West in her fur ensemble! Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom were also in the building, as this was Lamar’s first appearance since being hospitalized in October.

Many of our favorite celebrities were in attendance to see Yeezy Season 3. Spike Lee, Kid Cudi, Jayden Smith, Pusha T, 50 Cent & the beautiful Omari Hardwick aka “Ghost” of  Starz hit TV-series Power, just to name a few.

See more photos from the show below.

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New Music Video: Beyonce “Formation”

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Ladies – line up!

Two members of royalty in the music world have collided for a great cause. Queen Bey and the Queen Diva, Big Freedia, have joined on Beyonce’s latest video release, “Formation”. Beyonce surprises the Bey Hive once again with an epic drop of her latest release “Formation”. The music video was put out on Saturday, February 6 via YouTube.

Beyonce adds some real gutta flava on this track with features of bounce artists Big Freedia and Messy Mya. The Bounce Music along with the country girl feel is just righttt! There are multiple cameo’s from Blue Ivy throughout the visual displaying her iconic natural fro that the media tries to downplay so often. Beyonce speaks on the hair type of black women as well as other beauties of the African-American culture in lyrics such as, “I like my baby hair, with baby hair, and afros”. Right in time for Black History Month Bey!

The New Orleans feel is the perfect twist for “Formation” as Beyonce is part Creole, which originates in the state of Louisiana. Beyonce pays major homage to her roots in this track by embracing the culture of New Iberia, Louisiana. Fuse TV star, Big Freedia of TV series Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, speaks with Fuse TV on his experience working with Beyonce, “It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I was beyond honored to work with the original Queen B.”

The message being portrayed behind the lyrics in “Formation” seem to describe the wealthy lifestyle Queen Bey lives as she also addresses the rumors her haters spread about her ‘being a part of the illuminati.’ The bragging of wealth continues throughout “Formation” as Beyonce states, “You just might be a Black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay, I just might be a Black Bill Gates in the making.”

Catch Bey going in below.

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Fashion Forward: Celebs Rock New Trendy Spring Color “Rose Quartz”

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According to recent Style Magazine’s and Online Fashion Websites, the color Rose Quartz has been deemed as one of the main colors for the year 2016. Rose Quartz is an extremely soft pink tone. The color is versatile for the winter, spring and summer seasons and can be combined with similar softer colors such as gray, light blue, ivory and many more to create the perfect ensemble. Celebrity stylist, Monica Rose often creates various looks that include the color Rose Quartz. Monica Rose is responsible for styling Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigan, Chanel Iman and many more extremely fashionable female celebrities!

Take a look at the sets below for some inspiration on how you can style your own looks using the color Rose Quartz by day and by night!’
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As I said, the soft pinkish color is extremely versatile and looks super chic dressed up or dressed down. Pair your favorite neutral toned sneakers with a hint of rose quartz like Kendall Jenner for a cool, relaxed look. Or you can turn things up and create a fabulous evening look like Khloe and Solange. Either way you will look absolutely stunning in the color Rose Quartz this upcoming spring and summer season!

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Beyonce To Kickoff ‘Formation’ World Tour

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And the world stops… Beyonce and her dancers get into “Formation” for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night. 

Queen B is back and in full effect. Just days before firing her management team, and the night before Super Bowl 50; Beyonce dropped a new song and visual for her latest single “Formation”.  Moments after slaying her halftime performance, she announced a world tour.

Beyonce and her girls will be hitting the road on a 40 city tour, split between the North America & the UK. The Formation Tour will kick off April 27th in Miami, FL., ending July 31st in the UK. Pre sale tickets will go on sale February 9th for AMEX, and February 16th for everyone else.30FC4A3800000578-3432666-Beyonce_used_her_slot_during_the_Super_Bowl_50_halftime_show_to_-a-240_1454905222882

During the halftime show, that opened up with British Rock band Coldplay, and Grammy award winner Bruno Mars; the trio gave a politically charger performance. While Beyonce paid homage to the late Michael Jackson and his 1993 SuperBowl halftime performance. The group collectively also made awareness of the activist groups Black Lives Matter & Black Panthers, the LGBT community and most importantly UNITY among them all. The mash up between the artist was EPIC!

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Should we be expecting a new album from Queen B any day now, being that she is set for a world tour?  We shall see; grab your wallets and get into FORMATION. Beyonce is here to stay and taking no prisoners. Check out the tour dates below.Screen_Shot_2016-02-07_at_9.24.55_PM_ohygjz

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