Documentary Explores The Early Days Of G Funk
Released on July 11, G Funk is Gill’s first full-length film and offers a glimpse at the origin of the sound and its lasting impact in hip-hop today. “When you’re making magic, sometimes the ingredients don’t come with instructions,” Snoop Dogg says in the movie’s trailer. “You just gotta know how to put that shit together.”
While a number of artists created G Funk music, The D.O.C. points at Snoop, Warren G and the late Nate Dogg as the three men behind the genre. “G Funk is three dudes: singer, rapper, producer,” D.O.C. says about the artists.
Although Snoop may have been a pioneer in the G Funk era, the rapper’s career has since taken him to other genres. Earlier this year, Snoop dropped the gospel album Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love. Less of a solo album and more a curated project, the 32-song project includes features from Charlie Wilson, Faith Evans, K-Ci, Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters, Daz Dillinger, Jazze Pha, Patti LaBelle, Mary Mary and more.
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Drake’s New “Behind Barz” Freestyle
XXXTentacion Signed $10M Empire Deal, Before Death
XXXTentacion signed a new record deal and has created a number of new songs before he was killed in South Florida last month.
XXXTentacion’s Unreleased New Tracks
According to new reports, the 20-year-old was in the process of working on a third record, the follow-up to his album ? released earlier this year. He was also hammering out a new recording deal worth around $10 million with Empire weeks before his shocking death.
The news was first reported by The New York Times. Ghazi Shami, the Empire founder, disclosed to the publication that the “SAD!” rapper has finished “a significant amount of material” for a new album. He also said that there are currently no plans to drop the unreleased new music postmortem.
Even if the independent record label wants to gift fans with one final album by XXXTentacion, there might arise a few problems. The troubled young rapper’s last record contract with the distribution unit of Universal Music Group might mean the unreleased new music will not be released until at least October.
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Lil Pump Releases “Drug Addict” Music Video Featuring Charlie Sheen
Following up on a teaser, Lil Pump has released the official music video for his single “Drug Addict” from his upcoming Harvard Droupout mixtape. The three-minute visual sees the American rapper link up with Charlie Sheen at a medical institution, both acting as practitioners dressed in lab coats and as patients linked up to machines.
The riotous duo find themselves amidst pin-up nurses and senior citizens, throwing up a drug-fueled party that shifts from the hospital quarters to an outdoors drained pool (where Lil Pump is seen wearing a new Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 bowling shirt).
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Watch Diplo Party With M.I.A., Madonna In New Doc
Diplo traverses the country in the new short documentary called Florida to California. The doc takes its title from the Diplo’s 2004 solo debut Florida and his latest EP California, which arrived in March.
Florida to California is packed with clips of Diplo working with various collaborators including Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, French Montana, Post Malone and Tyler, the Creator. There’s even early home-video footage of him in the studio with M.I.A. and a more recent clip of him partying with Madonna.
Diplo’s discography is filled with such collaborations, and he traces his willingness to defy genre conventions to his youth in Florida where he listened to everything from classic rock and pop to freestyle rap, Miami bass and hardcore punk. He channeled these disparate influences into Florida, an instrumental record crafted primarily from samples. Diplo’s pop purview expanded throughout the 2000s as he cut his teeth in Philadelphia then moved to California, where he was able to work with an even more diverse array of musicians.
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J Balvin Is ‘Totally Grateful’ for His First Billboard Hot 100
One of J Balvin’s dreams has finally come true. The Colombian singer achieved his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as Cardi B’s “I Like It,” featuring Balvin and Bad Bunny, leads this week’s chart.
“I’m happy, happy, happy, very happy,” Balvin tells Billboard. “I am totally grateful. It is incredible, everything that is happening, and I really have to thank God for this spectacular moment.”
Back in 2017, Balvin told Billboard he thought the possibility of a Spanish-language song hitting No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart was very real. “I think it’s possible, but we’re still not there yet,” he said at the time. “It may take many years, but as new generations emerge and realize the United States isn’t the only place in the planet and English isn’t the only language of value. [At this point] I’m very, very focused on singing in Spanish.”
The 33-year-old singer reaches the milestone eight months after his “Mi Gente” remix with Willy William and Beyoncé peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart (dated Oct 21). At that time, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” was No. 1 on the chart. Also, since that interview, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, spent an incredible 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
This week, J Balvin also celebrates his song “Ambiente” topping the Latin Airplay chart — his 10th No. 1 on the tally.
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Meet The Pioneer DJ “DDJ-400” Controller For Rekordbox
Another day, another Pioneer DJ controller. This time, it’s another RB-ditching model, namely the DDJ-400, an unashamedly entry level unit fuelled by rekordbox that aims to hold the hands of beginners and walk them through the foundation of DJing without the distraction of unnecessary nonsense.
The DDJ-400 is in shops and stores today and will cost $259/€279/£259. It also comes with a full licence for rekordbox DJ.
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Allen & Heath Xone:96 Has It All
The wait is finally over. Allen & Heath (DJ) has responded to the demands of its customers, by following up a genuine club classic with their new flagship analogue DJ Mixer — Xone:96.
Aimed squarely at the artists who push the frontiers of music production and performance, Xone:96 takes the analogue soul of the universally acclaimed Xone:92 and re-delivers it, enhanced and with state-of-the-art digital connectivity.
As expected, Xone:96 features industrial build quality, which can be relied upon to comfortably withstand the demands of packed schedules, night after night.
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Tech Talk Ep. 11 – How To Use Mixcloud – Live From London
Back from London, DJ Ikon dropped in the Mixcloud office to help us answer some questions such as, copyrights, tagging, and so on. check out the inner workings of the company and basic questions we all have to help you improve on your podcast.
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GTA on Club Killers Radio
GTA EPISODE 211 FULL TRACK LIST
Mc Fioti, Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan – Bum Tam Tam (Jax Jones Remix)
GTA x Wiwek x Stush – What We Tell Dem (GTA Purple Mix)
Crookers – I’m So Bossy (Volac Edit)
Bart B More & Das Kaptial – Hit The Club
NVDES & REMMI – D.Y.T (Do Your Thing)
Bassment Jaxx – Never Say Never (GotSome Remix)
Dombresky – Utopia (Born Dirty Remix)
Lil Pump – Gucci Gang (Riddim Commission Remix)
GTA x Dillon Francis x Anna Lunoe x Wax Motif – I Can’t Hold On (Original Mix)
Barbatuques – Baiao Destemperado (Moska Bootleg)
ASH – Mookry
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad & Boojie (Rody G Bootleg)
Omar Duro x JLZ – Automaticamente
Kelis – Milkshake (DaLoops & Freejak Remix)
Halsey & Stefflon Don – Alone (Calvin Harris Remix) x GTA – Heartbeat (Acapella)
GTA – So Good
Chicago – Street Player
Jauz ft. Example – Elephant
Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (Noize Frenzy Bootleg)
Amtrak – Can’t Stop
GTA – That’s G
Missy Elliot & Janet Jackson – Burn It Up (Bot ‘SHUDDIDOWN’ Edit)
Lego – El Ritmo De Verdad (Franky Rizardo Remix)
Chris Lake – Lose My Mind
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Tony Romera Remix)
Sluggers – Horizon
Mercer – Move