Monthly Archives: March 2018

Is a Childish Gambino-Rae Sremmurd Collaboration in the Mix?

If Rae Sremmurd have their way, they’ll be making an album with Childish Gambino rapper Donald Glover. That’s great news for fans who are still holding their breath for the long-awaited mixtape collaboration featuring Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper.

Speaking to Billboard, Rae Sremmurd rapper Swae Lee discussed the potential of such a union: “I got a laptop with about 1,000 bangers. I know Childish Gambino got about 2,000 or 3,000, who knows? We’re gonna come together and make a whole project like, ‘Redbone’ and ‘Black Beatles.’”

Perhaps a collaboration is in the mix. Rae Sremmurd will be opening for Childish Gambino during his North American tour this fall, improving the odds quite a bit. Jxmmi explained how the artists originally touched base.

He told Billboard: “Childish Gambino is a cool guy, we linked overseas in a studio. I DJ’d one of his house parties one time. He’s just a cool guy and we got the same type of vibe, so you can expect good music to come out of this.”

Childish Gambino announced that he’ll be touring behind new music this fall, giving hip-hop fans even more to look forward to. Childish Gambino and Rae Sremmurd will play 13 arena shows, beginning September 9 and wrapping up on September 30. You’ll be able to see them in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Jxmmi expects the two acts to mesh well together. He described their vibe to Billboard: “It’s natural. We don’t gotta act, we can just be ourselves. He’s himself everywhere he goes, and we’re gonna be ourselves everywhere we go – so it’s just gonna be like two different shows, we from two different places.”

Been Ballin: Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Aoki Gives Us a Look into Their World

There’s nothing like two hottest hip hop artists coming together for a monster track. TRL legends Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Aoki decided to get together for a collaboration. Their masterpiece (Been Ballin) is putting everyone in the hip hop scene on alert.

Both artists are well-known for not being afraid to speak their mind and express their talent on the microphone. This is probably the main reason everyone is excited about their new track. You can only expect fireworks when you have two talented hip hop emcees on the same song.

Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Aoki pulls no punches in Been Ballin. They are giving everyone an exclusive look into their world. After listening to the track, you’ll know these lyrical heavy hitters enjoy spending their money on gold. I am under the deep impression that being a talented hip hop superstar pays big dividends.

Fortunately, these artists have taken out the time to put out a video to back up the blazing track. These moneymakers showcase their lyrical skills in the video, and you get the golden opportunity to see some perks that come with being a game changer in the music game. You will be overwhelmed with gold coins and chains.

This new track is featured on the album Kolony. The dynamic collaboration is motivating other hip hop artists to work together. Been Ballin does a wonderful job at blending monster bars, hot sounds, and a materialistic lifestyle. These are the best components for a hot track.

It’s important to point out that the video captures the attitude and energy from the dynamic hip hop duo. Been Ballin is forcing die-hard hip hop fans to crave more from the two. Hopefully, they will take out the time to do another track for their fans.

Sade Returns to R&B on A Wrinkle in Time Soundtrack

It’s been almost eight years, but R&B queen Sade is officially making a comeback. She wrote an original song for Ava DuVernay’s Wrinkle in Time film, which opens this weekend. The soundtrack also features new music from Demi Lovato, Sia, Chloe x Halle and Kehlani.

On February 20, DuVernay announced the upcoming song via Twitter, writing: “I never thought she’d say yes, but I asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled ‘Flower of the Universe.’ And it’s a dream come true.”

“Flower of the Universe” is finally here. Produced by No I.D, the track showcases Sade’s laidback contralto vocals. It’s a song about unconditional love, and you can check it out via Vevo.

And don’t miss the long-awaited film, A Wrinkle in Time, due out on Friday, March 9. In addition to an all-star-studded soundtrack, the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic time-traveling young adult novel, helmed by Selma director Ava Duvernay, features a diverse cast. Among the cast listing, you’ll find Oprah, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon. The film’s screenplay writer, Jennifer Lee, penned the famous Disney film Frozen.

The film stars 14-year-old Storm Reid as Meg, a young girl who ventures into space to find her lost father, who disappeared after discovering a new method of time travel. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Reid described Duvernay’s creative process as “hands-on.” But, she added: “She let us add our creative input to the film.”

Childish Gambino is Done, Long Live Donald Glover

Although he’s notoriously elusive in his personal life, you don’t have to try very hard to find Donald Glover out in the world. His TV show “Atlanta” is a cultural touchstone and a critical darling, and he’ll be in hundreds of theaters this summer as the smooth-talking Lando Calrissian in Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” However, it soon looks like the one place you may no longer find him is at a concert – at least, not under his stage name Childish Gambino.

MTV reported that Glover recently announced dates for a Childish Gambino tour in support of his Grammy award-winning 2016 album “Awaken, My Love!”, which will be kicking off on September 6th in Atlanta and wrapping up in Vancouver, BC on September 30th. Glover’s hardly a stranger to live shows, but this announcement is coming hot on the heels of a Grammys press conference where he reaffirmed his commitment to retiring his rap alter-ego after his fourth album, slated to come out sometime this year. There’s no word yet on plans to tour after the release of the album, but considering his history of leaving projects at their peak, there’s no promise that he’ll ever return to the stage as Childish Gambino.

However, it’s worth noting that Glover may see Gambino’s retirement as an opportunity. He’s quoted as saying “I like endings; I think they’re important to progress”, and it’s possible he simply believes his music has outgrown the title he copied from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator. That said, the fans who became familiar with him entirely through the lens of Childish Gambino will certainly be sad to see the artist go.

Yung Lean on What It’s like to Work with Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names

Yung Lean has had a jam-packed, rollicking few years. After making a splash in the blogosphere in 2013, the 21-year-old Swedish rapper went on to collaborate with some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. In between, there has been some tragedy – his manager, Barron Machat, died in a car crash, and Yung Lean did a brief stint in a mental hospital.

In a recent interview with MTV News, the Swede sat down to discuss his work with Frank Ocean and the recently deceased Fredo Santana, and some of the events leading up to Yung Lean’s massive success.

He may have started out as an outlier, rapping about randomness like Arizona iced tea and anime, but he managed to create meaningful work with some of the biggest names in the industry. When Lean was just a teenager, he was already working with Frank Ocean.

Lean told MTV News that, when he was only 17, Frank Ocean called him up out of the blue. Lean was at a subway station, buying drug, then he got the call. Lean said he was “very, very surprised.” Ocean asked Lean if he knew who was calling, and the rest is history.

Frank Ocean called to ask Lean to work with him on his 2016 album, Blonde. Lean also told MTV News that Kid Cudi worked with them on the album. But the experience was more laidback than glamorous. The three had dinner – spicy Indian food – and watched the Sacha Baron Cohen film The Dictator. Lean was “drinking lean and smoking weed.” As he and Kid Cudi were working through a song, Lean said, “Frank was telling me like… ‘Yes, keep on singing like that Jonathan, Lean. That’s perfect.'”

Although Lean only briefly knew the late Fredo Santana, he says he was “blessed to have met Fredo before he passed.” In January, Santana was found dead in his L.A. apartment after a fatal seizure.

“I met Fredo Santana three days before he passed,” Lean told MTV News. The pair hung out, listening to Get Rich or Die Tryin’, the 2003 50 Cent album. Lean described Santana as “a great human being” and “a super nice guy.” As they recorded together, Lean says Santana fell asleep as he went to record his part of the track.

Chance the Rapper Does a Mixtape with Childish Gambino

Chance the Rapper continues to make positive strides and big moves in the music industry. He surprised some of his fans by doing an intriguing collaboration with Childish Gambino. The young hip-hip superstar stated that he hooked up with the funky recording artist and recorded a few tracks. Chance also stated he was pleased with the entire process.

Childish Gambino is the stage name for Donald Glover. You may have seen Glover appearing on the hit television show Atlanta. Childish Gambino is gaining momentum and getting good reviews in the music industry. His music is cutting-edge and refreshing. It also appeals to people from all walks of life.

Chance revealed that he admires Glover and looks up to him. They met in Atlanta in 2012. They clicked and began touring.

Sources close to Chance revealed that he enjoys working with Glover. Chance admires Glover’s principles, talent, and work ethic. This is the primary reason why he considers Glover to be his mentor. He feels that Glover can help him to take his career to another level.

Several years passed after their first meeting. Some music insiders and fans feel this project is long overdue. Hip hip is in dire need of hot talent to release material to their fans. Some hip hop heavyweights are taking a break at this time.

Glover is excited about the new mix tape. He feels that true hip hop fans will be impressed with the new sound and dope lyrics.

When will the mix tape be released? There’s no official date for the release, but some believe it will be released this year. Don’t be surprised if this mix tape takes the hip hop world by storm. Chance is notorious for blowing up the microphone, and Glover is well-known for his sizzling lyrics. This project has the potential to be a smash.

“God’s Plan” Staying at the Top of the Charts

Most rappers these days are into showing how much wealth they have by showing off their fancy cars, stacks of dollars, and gigantic homes. They tease the average person without a thought of sharing all that wealth. Drake chose another route. In his recent video “God’s Plan”, he actually gave his money away and in no small sum. He spent, as he shows in a clip in the opening of the video, $996,631.90 to be exact. This upbeat, head-bopping tune plays in the video as we watch him give away cars, pay off tuition bills, and help struggling families by giving them actual stacks of dollar bills. At one point in the video, he even goes into a grocery store and tells all the patrons to get whatever they want as he’ll be paying for all of their grocery bills.

His altruism has apparently paid off in more ways than one. “God’s Plan” has stayed on the top of Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts for six weeks now. Whether people have been drawn to the song for its catchy rhythm or are streaming the video to see what all the hype is about, it’s definitely working in Drake’s favor. Many have criticized Drake for being so public with his charitable efforts in an attempt to gain publicity for his own profit, which seems counter-intuitive to charity. Regardless of his true intent, people still have profited from the massive outpouring of wealth due to this video. If he reaps the benefits of being a chart-topper because of his giving, then that’s good for him. Maybe that will lead others to do the same, and perhaps that was God’s plan.

Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg To Feature On Herbie Hancock’s New Album

Younger music fans may not know much about Grammy and Academy Award-winning keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock, but that may change now that the 77 year old jazz legend has grabbed Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and a host of other contemporary artists to contribute to his new album.

Rolling Stone recently revealed that Hancock has brought in a who’s who of modern hip-hop and jazz artists to keep his sound fresh, saying that he “never wants to stop learning” and that he’s excited about bringing his music to an audience of “global citizens.” In addition to having the vocal work of Lamar and the ever-prolific Snoop Dogg, Hancock has also enlisted the help of multi-genre bassist Thundercat, hip-hop and electronic producer Flying Lotus, jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, among others. Many of these artists were major contributors to the direction and sound of Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 album, “To Pimp A Butterfly”, a critically acclaimed album that brought experimental jazz and unconventionally dark production to the forefront of hip-hop.

The admiration between these groups is not just a one-way street – Hancock has also appeared on several of his contributors’ albums over the years, including Thundercat’s 2015 “The Beyond / Where Giants Roam” and Flying Lotus’s 2014 “You’re Dead!”. Likewise, Hancock’s classic instrumental hit “Rockit” has been a massive influence in hip-hop, with the song being sampled more than 70 times since its release in 1983.

With so much love and respect between the two generations, it makes sense that the music community is starting to get excited for the release of this project. There’s no word on the release date yet, but here’s to hoping we can get our hands on it soon.

Agora Financial Helping People Achieve Their Wealth Creation Goals Simply

People who are looking to have a safe and secure financial future must plan their finances in a disciplined manner. The market is filled with a wide variety of investment options, and it often confuses people as to where they should invest and put their money. Different financial magazines are there to help people make a wise investment decision, but not all information out there can be trusted. However, one of the publishing houses that are trusted by millions of people for providing trusted and reliable financial information is Agora Financial. The company has been around 1979 when it was established by Bill Bonner, one of the most noted economic correspondents of his time. The primary aim of Bill Bonner behind founding Agora Financial was to help everyday people learn about organizing their finances and speculate the market movements.

When it comes to investments, the people need to know when to invest in the market and when to pull out. Agora Financial helps people see where the market is heading so that they can make their financial choices accordingly. Agora Financial has its company headquarters based in Baltimore, Maryland. The company has over a million subscribers, and the count continues to increase with time. The market predictions made by the company from time to time are very helpful for its readers. There are many financial companies out there that are trying to lure people to invest in their investment options, but for people to differentiate between good and the bad investments, it is necessary to have some expert analysis to base their decisions upon. It is where Agora Financial comes in. The company has hired some of the best financial advisers to carefully analyze the market volatility and provide the output to the readers.

The reason why Agora Financial is one of the most trusted publishing houses in the country is that the company doesn’t take money from any brand or institutions to endorse any particular investment tool. It showcases the honesty of the company and why the people should make use of the information it provides. Agora Financial has been able to make a huge difference in the lives of its readers by providing them with the information they need to reorganize their finance and achieve their long-term financial goals. The company has invested millions in gathering information and analyzing the market movements so that the readers can benefit from it.For people who are looking to achieve their long-term wealth creation goals or want to know more about how to arrange their finances in order, taking the advantages of the tips and guides provided by the publications of Agora Financial is an ideal choice. The tips and financial guidance provided by Agora Financial has helped many of its readers achieve their financial objectives.

Building teams that work better together: The MB2 Dental Way

MB2 Dental has its marketing game together. The target is young entrepreneurial dentists looking to secure a foothold in the market.To this end, the company holds elaborate social events that encourage people to network and get to know each other better. Personalized dental care means developing close relationships with your patients.The affiliates learn to lead by example. They take off the white coats and reveal the person inside — their joys, successes, and challenges.It empowers doctor owners to focus on delivering quality services and patient care. The firm also has a strong relaxation strategy.

It encourages practice owners to enjoy time with their families and hobbies.As a dentist, you are more creative when you relax and rejuvenate. What’s not to like about a rapidly growing practice that leaves you time for your patients and the important things in your life? Close to ninety, doctor-owned practices like the strategy already. For example, the firm recently celebrated its latest addition to the stable. Taos Dental operating out of New Mexico joined the dental management team, and it’s never been the same again.The doctor-owner is now able to achieve a better work-life balance. This rewards him with better productivity. MB2 Dental has empowered him to provide better care, live a happier life and expand his business to new locations.

The firm encourages members to share their startup experiences and cultivate a spirit of mentorship. This is reflected in the dental management firm’s latest outreach campaign dubbed, “We Are Dentistry.”It aims to reveal the faces behind the business and improve communication among stakeholders. As a doctor, you have to be aware of the discomfort your patient is going through even before you get started. The firm started an aid initiative to support victims and workers affected by Hurricane Harvey. Affiliate offices quickly mobilized support for their members in the hurricane areas, and they were on the ground to ensure they got the help they needed.MB2 Dental made a moving video about it as part of the outreach program. It is a treasured memory of how affiliates work together to achieve common goals and uplift those in need.