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T.I. will host this year’s Global Spin Awards in New Orleans on February 16. The event will honor DJs from across the world. DJ Khaled, DJ Envy, DJ Drama, DJ Snake, Diplo and Calvin Harris are all gunning for the DJ of the year award.
Common had a simple response to Donald Trump’s threat to “send in the feds” to his home city, Chicago.
J. Cole’s MLK Day release, “High for Hours” debuts at No.1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated February 4.
In the newly-released update of the mobile game Need For Speed: No Limits, players can play as Weezy (as well as Young Money members Gudda Gudda and HoodyBaby).
Hip hop artists/producers Dready, FKi 1st, Che Pope, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and DiViNCi joined in on a panel at NAMM 2017 to talk about music production, new tech, and the past, present and future of hip-hop and it’s influence on popular culture.
Georgia Tech is now offering an undergraduate course based on trap music titled “Exploring the Lyrics of Outkast and Trap Music to Explore Politics of Social Justice.”
Big Sean stopped by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, to discuss a lot – everything from taking Ls to the current state of hip-hop. He also took some time to talk about the Flint Water Crisis happening in his home state, saying that his foundation had raised $100,000 to help the affected residents.
Taiwan is hosting its first large-scale electronic festival this year. Looptopia will go down on April 8 and 9 in the heart of Taiwan’s Yangmei District. Headliners will include Martin Garrix, Aly & Fila, GTA, Markus Schulz and more.