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Taylor Swift claims Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are preventing her from performing her old songs

Taylor Swift has published a statement on social media claiming that Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun are preventing her from performing her old material live, including at her upcoming American Music Awards performance. Earlier this year, Braun acquired Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group for a reported $300 million dollars. The deal included the ownership of the six albums Swift released under Big Machine Records. Swift previously expressed dismay over the transaction, calling it her “worst case scenario.” Now, in a Tumblr note titled “Don’t know what else to do”, Swift details the restrictions she’s allegedly been put through. She begins by revealing her intention to play a career-spanning medley at next month’s American Music Awards, where she is be...

Stream Tory Lanez’ Album ‘Chixtape 5’

The wait is over. After much anticipation, Tory Lanez unleashes Chixtape 5, the fifth installment in his popular throwback series. And this time he’s not playing around. Not only did he remake some of his favorite R&B hits from the early 2000s, but he also got the original artists to appear on them. Ashanti revisits her 2002 smash “Foolish” on “A Fool’s Tale” (and also appears on the cover), Lil Wayne and Lloyd remake “You” on “Thoughts,” and Chris Brown turns up on “The Take,” a 2019 update of “Take You Down.” “When me and Chris work, we just work mad fast,” Tory told Rap-Up. “I didn’t think he would do it honestly and he just came out the clutch and sent it one day.” Oth...

Jhené Aiko and Big Sean Reunite on ‘None of Your Concern’

Jhené Aiko and Big Sean’s relationship keeps inspiring more music. After lending her vocals to Sean’s “Single Again,” the former couple reunites on “None of Your Concern,” which also features vocals from Ty Dolla $ign. The two address the aftermath of their breakup and where it all went wrong. “The audacity to question me like you ain’t leave me out here on my own / I was traumatized and suicidal / Sick and tired, I am not to blame,” sings a heartbroken Jhené. “Now I can say / Get your bitch ass off my phone / Please leave me alone / I am not your girl anymore / You need to watch your tone.” Sean comes in at the end to share his side of the story. “No there’s not a day in these modern times you haven’t cros...

Listen to Gunna and NGHTMRE’s ‘Cash Cow’

Gunna keeps the hits coming. Hot off collaborations with Travis Scott, Roddy Rich, and Blueface, the YSL rapper teams up with producer NGHTMRE on “Cash Cow.” Gunna adds his luxe flow over NGHTMRE’s synth melodies and percussive notes, boasting about his penthouse suite, designer drip, and millions of fans. “Ni**a take care like cash cow / Penthouse sweet at the top of the mound,” he raps. Along with the song, the two have debuted the cinematic video, which follows a chaotic heist through the streets of Los Angeles. Best known for his electronic music, NGHTMRE is no stranger to hip-hop with a growing résumé that includes collaborations with A$AP Ferg, PnB Rock, and Wiz Khalifa, plus remixes for Ice Cube and Smokepurpp.

Quincy Jones Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 70th Anniversary of AKG

The most prominent name in recording celebrated the finest producer in music history. Tuesday evening shimmered as the recording industry’s most prolific and potent cultural leaders gathered for a red carpet evening at Capitol Studios. The night marked AKG’s 70th anniversary in the music business with acclaimed figures from a decorated and rich history as well as what looks to be a shining future.  The event was peppered with genius from the upper echelons of greatness hailing from music production and recording industries. The theme for the evening was aptly titled “A History of Making History.” It was a banner true to the AKG brand, which in everything it does proves that greatness happens when music is appreciated so strongly that your contribution to it both defines th...

Austin Feldman Delivers Dark House Heater, “Frank Ocean”

Pantheon Select has provided a platform for a four-on-the-floor weapon. Being that house is all the rage in today’s electronic music market, producers need to do more to stand out than ever before. Austin Feldman has proven more than capable of the task at hand. He just  delivered an addictive single titled “Frank Ocean” via Pantheon Select. True to tradition, the intro of “Frank Ocean” gives DJs ample runway before the concept fully unfolds. Between the warm, rubbery bass line and the vocal sample for which the single is named, you can’t help but dance to what Feldman has turned out. View the original article to see embedded media. Stream or download Austin Feldman’s “Frank Ocean” by way of Pantheon Select across platforms he...

Woah Vicky Is Training With Jermell Charles To Prep For Bhad Bhabie Boxing Match

Woah Vicky and Bhad Bhabie’s feud goes back to 2018. Even though things died down a bit for a few months and the majority of us weren’t thinking about it, they came back into the mix recently after they squared up in the studio. The two viral entities are now furthering this whole feud. Bhad Bhabie teased that she’d get in the boxing ring with Woah Vicky for $1M. Although it’s unclear if both of them actually confirmed whether this fight is happening, Woah Vicky is already getting herself ready if it does. TMZ reports Woah Vicky has enlisted former WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo to train for the match. Footage of her training emerged online and she herself confirmed that she’s ready to throw hands in the ring. “Tag Cry Bhabie tell he...

Air Jordan 11 “Bred” Release Date Officially Confirmed: Detailed Look

Over the years, the Air Jordan 11 has become a fan-favorite amongst sneakerheads looking for an injection of nostalgia in terms of Jordan Brand models. The Jordan 11 is the shoe that marked Michael Jordan’s return to the NBA and continues to be a legendary silhouette. Perhaps the most iconic of the colorways that dropped at the time was the Chicago Bulls-inspired “Bred” model. As you can seem from the images below courtesy of @kickwhoshow, the “Bred” model is mostly black but has red highlights on the outsole which adds a huge pop of color. The patent leather black material which wraps around the upper has become a staple and adds a shininess that makes the shoe really stand out on foot. For those who have been waiting for this shoe to return, you won’t ...

Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Blocking Her From Performing Her Old Music

Swift: “The message being sent to me is very clear… Be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished”

Cardi B On The Direction Of Her New Album: “I Can’t Just Go With What’s Hot”

Cardi B may have been doubted for a long time but she proved herself with Invasion Of Privacy. Her forthcoming project appears like it could drop at some point next year. Cardi has had a busy schedule with her appearance in Hustlers and her role as a judge on Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow but she’s still been grinding on her new project. In a recent interview with Billboard, Cardi revealed what we might be able to expect from the project. While she’s potentially facing the issue of a sophomore slump but that can’t be determined until it drops. But she still doesn’t know exactly which direction she wants to go in with this one. “There’s certain music that I want to do, but I feel like, is people interested in that? I feel like things have c...

Kodak Black Claims He Was Drugged and Set Up for Prison Fight

Kodak Black attacked a prison guard behind bars, but he claims it was all a setup. Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ that last month’s fight at Miami’s Federal Detention Center was started after someone slipped something in Kodak’s drink. Surveillance video shows Kodak drinking a cup of coffee about 20 minutes before attacking a fellow inmate. His reps believe the coffee was spiked with a chemical substance intended to make him lose control. An FBI agent testified Wednesday that witnesses said Kodak appeared to be under the influence when the fight broke out. Kodak allegedly grabbed the corrections officer’s testicles before he was sprayed with mace. It took several prison guards to restrain Kodak, who showed incredible strength. The staff member was taken to a h...

Liz Phair shows off her “Good Side” on Seth Meyers: Watch

Liz Phair stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday night to perform her latest single, “Good Side”, and discuss her new memoir. Watch a replay of her performance and interview below. “Good Side” is the debut single from her upcoming full-length and first album in nearly a decade. In true Liz Phair fashion, the song starts off sounding a bit subtle and sinister before exploding into a big pop-rock chorus. On Seth Meyers, she emphasized these contrasts. Her voice hung in the lower register and she strummed her guitar softly — that was until the chorus arrived, where she leaned into the song’s big rush and a huge smile spread across her face. It was the exact kind of comeback you want to see. Meyers got a chance to fan out about her music, too, a...