Tonight Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s Video Music Award show and was presented the coveted Moonman by none other than former foe, now friend Taylor Swift. After a collection of clips from Kanye’s whole career, Swift came up on stage and talked about how important he’s been to her career. She finished her speech by jokingly quoting Kanye's controversial outburst, "I'mma let you finish, but Kanye West has had one of the greatest careers of all time,"
Kanye then spoke for a long duration about a variety of topics; from being a father, the media portraying him as a villain constantly, how disrespectful award shows are, and rolling up a lil' something before his speech. One of the highlighted quotes of the night he proclaimed “I will die for the art, and for what I believe in – and the art ain’t always gonna be polite!” He didn’t perform any music, but finished off the speech by announcing that he’s running for president in 2020… what?!
Read Kanye West Full Acceptance Speech After The Jump
Win The Ultimate VIP Weekend To Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival With Travel Budget & Hang With KygoPosted in Bangin, Chill, Contests, Events, News by nick | Tags: Billboard, Billboard Hot 100 Festival, Contest, Kygo
Billboard is one of the longest running and credible publications in the music industry. On top of their print magazine and website, they are also in charge of the industry's standard for how popular a song is in the US with the "Billboard Hot 100" chart.
Well the publication has recently announced a new step in an exciting direction, partnering with Live Nation to bring the first ever festival to life with the "Hot 100 Music Festival". The festival is to bring in a staggering 40,000+ people over the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd to New York where they will be taking over the beautiful site of Jones Beach right outside of Manhattan.
The festival features an outrageous lineup featuring TSIS regulars The Weeknd, Kygo, Skrillex, Axwell x Ingrosso, The Chainsmokers, ILOVEMAKKONEN amongst many more headliners like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Fetty Wap and many more (See full lineup above). This will be an impressive night for some of the top figures in music currently. You can purchase tickets while available here for the weekend or single day tickets.
CONTEST: We are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Billboard and the Hot 100 festival and TSIS favorite Kygo to help send a lucky fan and their friend to check out the festival in the best way possible.
One lucky winner of the contest will receive a $500 travel budget that they can use for flights and / or hotel, 2 VIP weekend passes to the festival and will even get to hang out with Kygo backstage and then watch his set from on stage during the show!
All you have to do is enter through the checklist widget below with each step increasing your odds. The contest will end August 17th. Good luck everyone and look forward to hopefully seeing you out there!
- 2 VIP Weekend Passes
- $500 Travel Budget
- Kygo Meet & Greet + Watch His Set Onstage
In preparation of Disclosure’s highly anticipated sophomore album Caracal, they have announced a 14-stop North American tour spanning from late September to late October. The tour kicks off just a few days after the September 25th release date for their album and tour tickets go on sale this Friday. They’ve put together a star-studded tracklist of quality vocalists including previously released singles “Omen” with Sam Smith and “Holding On” with Gregory porter in addition to collaborations with The Weeknd, Lorde, Lion Babe, Nao, Kwabs, Miguel, and more! You can check out their dates below.
Fall Tour Dates:
09-29 Los Angeles, CA – L.A. Memorial Sports Arena
10-02 Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
1o-04 Nashville, TN – Woods Amphitheater
10-05 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
10-06 New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World Ballroom
10-09 Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
10-13 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10-14 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
10-15 Chicago, IL – Navy Pier
10-16 Grand Rapids, MI – The DeltaPlex Arena
10-17 Toronto, Ontario – Direct Energy Centre
10-19 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10-21 Washington, DC – Echostage
10-24 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
The first Dr. Dre album is 16 years is almost here! Although it’s not the ever-hyped Detox, It’s his NWA-inspired album he’s decided to release ahead of the highly anticipated Straight Out of Compton NWA movie out on 8/14 with Dre's album is out on 8/7 and is titled Compton, The Soundtrack.
The last album Dre put out was the Chronic 2001, which was released in 1999, and now 8/7 will break Dre’s drought of album releases and will be released via iTunes music. He said he felt “so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album” and “the album is finished, it’s bananas." He also states the reason Detox has yet to see the light of day is because he "didn’t like it, it wasn’t good,” and says "I worked my ass off on it, I don't feel I did a good enough job and I couldnt do that to my fans.” The album includes features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jill Scoll, BJ the Chicago Kid, and many more! Listen to his announcement below and stay tuned for the album!
Dr. Dre Album Announcement
1 Intro Dr. Dre
2 Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus) Dr. Dre
3 Genocide (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay) Dr. Dre
4 It's All On Me (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid) Dr. Dre
5 All In a Day's Work (feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius) Dr. Dre
6 Darkside/Gone (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar) Dr. Dre
7 Loose Cannons (feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um) Dr. Dre
8 Issues (feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak) Dr. Dre
9 Deep Water (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus) Dr. Dre
10 One Shot One Kill (feat. Snoop Dogg) Jon Connor
11 Just Another Day (feat. Asia Bryant) The Game
12 For the Love of Money (feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor) Dr. Dre
13 Satisfiction (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez) Dr. Dre
14 Animals (feat. Anderson Paak) Dr. Dre
15 Medicine Man (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak) Dr. Dre
16 Talking To My Diary Dr. Dre
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