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21 Savage Responds to ‘Hypocrite’ Claims After Denouncing Gun Violence in Atlanta

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Prince Williams / Getty London-born rapper 21 Savage was criticized this week on Twitter for using his platform to encourage people in his adopted hometown of Atlanta to end gun violence.  “Atlanta We Have To Do Better Put The F****** Guns Down !!!!!,” 21 tweeted on Monday.  Replies to the tweet were overwhelmingly critical of the messenger, but not the message. The rapper who is known for songs like “Glock In My Lap” and “No Opp Left Behind” was called out for some of his lyrics.  One commenter quoted lyrics:  Another said specifically that 21 Savage needs to “switch up” his content.  Related Stories However, he quickly replied to one tweet writing, “A Song Is For Entertainment It’s Not An Instruction Manual On How To Live Life I...

Eyes Low: Marshawn Lynch Arrested For DUI In Las Vegas, Mugshot Is On Struggle

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Las Vegas Police Department / LVPD Marshawn Lynch, the beloved former NFL running back known for his skill on the field and his frugality, was recently arrested in Las Vegas. Early Tuesday morning (August 9), Beast Mode was pulled over and was accused of driving under the influence. Marshawn Lynch, 36, was spotted on Tuesday driving a Black 2020 Shelby GT500 according to local news outlet KOMO. The Las Vegas Police Department issued a statement via Twitter confirming the arrest of Lynch. Related Stories “The LVMPD conducted a vehicle stop at Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue (near Wyoming and Las Vegas Blvd) on a driver, later identified as Marshawn Lynch, for suspected driver impairment” began the first portion of the LVPD statement. The department a...

Déjà Vu: Beyoncé & JAY-Z Flick It Up In Front of An Elevator 8 Years After Infamous Solange Incident

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: James Devaney / Getty Eight years after the infamous elevator incident, Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to strike a pose in front of one to show their souls are not broken. Beyoncé and JAY-Z shined together as they flicked up before they attended Beyoncé’s super private, invite-only Club Renaissance party, celebrating the successful release of her latest album. The pictures were taken in front of a 6th-floor elevator at the Times Square Edition, where the bash went down. Fans, particularly the Beyhive, were waiting for shots of Beyoncé and JAY-Z  from the night that was void of any IG moments from the party. Beyoncé, who has mastered the art of controlling her image, had guests’ smartphone cameras covered all night, so any photos of her and her husband wou...

‘SNL’s Kenan Thompson To Host 74th Emmy Awards On NBC & Peacock

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Mark LoMoglio / Getty Kenan Thompson can now add hosting the Emmys to his long-growing list of career accomplishments. Saturday Night Live’s longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson has been tapped to host this year’s edition of the Emmy Awards, airing on NBC and streaming on Peacock. Per Variety, Thompson was chosen after a “lengthy search” conducted by NBC, the Academy, and Emmys producers Done+Dusted and Reggie Hudlin, who was frantically searching for an A-list name to host the annual award’s show. Luckily for them, they didn’t have to look too far, being that Thompson is literally a mainstay in the network. Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my ...

Dread MC Announces Long-Awaited Debut Album, “Pressure Drop”

Dread MC is stepping into the limelight after announcing his debut album, Pressure Drop. If you’re a dance music fan, odds are you’ve raved to the high-energy music of MC, whose voice can be heard bellowing from the stages of the world’s biggest festivals. One of the U.K.’s leading electronic music vocalists, he is now gearing up for the release of Pressure Drop, which has the look of one of the year’s most compelling dance albums. Fans will get a taste of the album on Friday, August 12th, when MC will unveil its first exclusive single, an explosive house record produced in collaboration with Gentlemens Club and DJ Q. MC has joined forces with a bevy of influential bass music producers for Pressure Drop, slated to drop on August 18th via Crucast. Acc...

SWARM Confronts His Foes In Metalcore-Infused Single, “Say Goodbye”

SWARM has taken up arms and is ready to face his demons—both internal and external. Known for his ability to cross genres while making dramatic music that should really be considered for the sequel to Elden Ring, SWARM has returned with one of his most powerful releases to date. Released today was “Say Goodbye,” a vivid track that displays SWARM’s ability to overcome any obstacle in his path. A gentle twinkling opens the track as the morning dew forms over the battlefield. Gritty, scowling vocals and the sounds of sharpening blades drive the arrangement forward before distorted bass prepares the attack. Increasing the tempo, SWARM unsheathes his sword and dives into a huge drop filled with seismic bass and fierce metalcore vocals. After a moment to regain his st...

deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin Top Lineup of Speakers at Beatport’s Inaugural ReConnect Summit

Beatport has announced the headlining speaker lineup for the company’s inaugural ReConnect summit, set to take place in New York on September 21st and 22nd.  Dance music stalwarts and PIXELYNX founders deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin are slated to speak about their experience in the Web3 space and provide insights on metaverse music experiences in the years to come. Representatives from Meta, Red Light Management, Disruptor Records, the Association for Electronic Music and more will lead discussions on timely topics like diversity and inclusion, wellness and branding among others. Beatport’s ReConnect summit builds upon Beatport’s philanthropic initiative that launched shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic wrecked havoc on the music industry. It has since raised more than $...

Listen to Dabin’s Exclusive EDM.com Playlist Ahead of Headlining Splash House Performance

To celebrate his first-ever performance at Splash House in Palm Springs, Dabin has curated a special playlist locked and loaded with a bouquet of his favorite melodic bass, indietronica, future bass and dubstep tracks of the moment.  Available exclusively via EDM.com, the 25-track playlist also includes selects off Dabin’s blockbuster, rock & roll-infused album, Between Broken. “So excited to perform at Splash House!” Dabin told us. “I’m playing a much chiller, vibey set and it’s something I’ve never done before so I’m extra excited.” Touching down at the first of two August editions of the poolside event, a linchpin of the SoCal festival scene, Dabin will headline the Margaritaville stage alongside John Sum...

Travis Scott Teases New Music, Possibly Putting Final Touches on ‘Utopia’ LP

Travis Scott has been gradually making his return to music following the Astroworld tragedies. At the beginning of this month, the rapper announced a Las Vegas residency at Resorts World’s Zouk Nightclub taking place this fall, an experience called Road to Utopia. He also performed a headlining show over the weekend at London’s O2 Arena, where he performed the new track “God’s Country.” According to recent social media posts, Scott may have even more new developments in the works. The rapper appears to be teasing that a new album is on the way, presumably his long-awaited fourth studio LP, Utopia. On August 7, the rapper shared a photo dump captioned, “now to finish” with a CD emoji. The following day, he took to Twitter, declaring that he’ll “be back when it’s album time.” Utopia was...

Peruzzi – Things I Need

Check out this Peruzzi’s brand new song, “Things I Need.” Nigerian singer Peruzzi drops brand new songs, one of which is titled Things I Need, following his new track tagged “Hypertension“. He dedicates the stunning new record to his music lovers and your listening pleasure. Peruzzi, however, has recently appeared on a few tracks, including Wayte by Duru, and Off-white by Chizzy among others. This track should be added to your playlist. Listen and share Peruzzi – Things I Need below. Download coming soon.

DJ Shawn ft L.A.X & Reekado Banks – Baddest

Check out this fresh new tune from DJ Shawn titled – Baddest. Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Shawn comes through with a brand new piece titled Baddest, in which he features Reekado Banks and L.A.X. The new record is an impressive tune to rock your day. It serves as a follow-up to his previous mixtape “Party In The Jungle“. More so, Baddest was produced by Wende and D3an, and it however deserves a spot on your playlist. Listen and share DJ Shawn ft Reekado Banks & L.A.X – Baddest below. Download coming soon.

L.A.X – Para

Don’t miss this brand new single titled “Para” by L.A.X. Nigerian singer L.A.X just a couple of months after his released single tagged Waist Drop returns with a new street banger he calls “Para“. Para was produced by Wende & D3an. It is an amazing solo track that should be added to your playlist. The record is a follow-up to some tracks he featured on like Body by Ibraah, Falz’ Roger Milla, and Lil Frosh Like Dat (Remix). Listen and share L.A.X – Para below. Download coming soon.