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Fly News: Verizon and Spotify partner to make gift giving easier

Verizon has partnered with Spotify to help make picking out the perfect gift a little easier this holiday season.

Launching today at www.vzw.com/playlist, the “Holiday Hintlists” are fun and specific, curated playlists that spell out what tech products consumers want for the holidays.

Users visit the site, select the Verizon gift they want – including smartphones, headphones, smartwatches, and connected home devices – and the experience generates a custom “hint” playlist on Spotify that users can share to their social channels.

Hundreds of curated playlists, featuring songs by artists including H.E.R., Outkast and more, are used to spell out playful, gift-request messages. Additional playlists will be added throughout the month of December.

The tool was created based on the insight that millennials create and share more playlists during the holiday season.

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Watch: Migos Freestyle On Sway In The Morning and Gets A Surprise Appearance From Laurence Fishburne

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Migos stops by Sway In The Morning on the brink of their new album release Culture. The trio speaks with Sway Calloway as the industry vet gave them props for leading the new rap culture, and sticking together for so many years.

Since their mentioned by Atlanta‘s Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino at the 2017 Golden Globes during his win, Migos’ “Bad And Boujee” charted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 spot with a 240% spike in sales, literally within 24-48 hours.

During the interview, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset capped off a freestyle with only later being surprised by legendary actor Laurence Fishburne.

Check it out above.

To add, a petition has been raised for Migos to replace Lady Gaga at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show.

In addition to the replacement, the request also states that the Preshow should include Rae Sremmurd, Gucci, Goodie Mob, Ludacris and Young Jeezy, Young Thug needs to sing “Guwop Home”, the official anthem of Atlanta, Andre 3000 should sing the national anthem with Erykah Badu. By sing, they mean hit Donald Trump with a FIRE 64 bars. Lastly, the halftime should be Migos killing “Bad and Boujee,” Future with “March Madness”, then Outkast comes out and does an AQUEMINI sampler and then they end it with Bun B and Jay Z doing “Big Pimpin.”

Thoughts?

 

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Music

DMV’s Noochie Doesn’t Back Down On Injustice and Black On Black Crime In “Jerome” [Video]

Noochie is introducing the world to his taunting perspective into the injustices of today and, surprisingly, black on black crime in the new visual for his single, “Jerome.” The 21-year-old artist from the DMV is holding nothing back in the thought-provoking short story that makes contrasts among social media & statues, slavery and how the world, and the black community, views its own contribution to injustices.

“I felt as a young African American male, I’m directly affected by recent events without any real repercussions as far as persecution. Because I have a voice in my community I have to use my platform to make a difference. I feel the same way millions of other people feel and all movements begin with an idea and a voice. We have to be heard first. It’s necessary.”

The Outkast-inspired lyricist speaks directly from the eyes of a young black male who lives this story everyday. Detailing a youth’s insight on today’s most troubling topics in the African American community, the visual leads with daring content that will bring his experiences full circle.

The short visual and track was produced by RaRa and Mr. Williams, via OY Music Group in association with Empire Distribution. Noochie is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of his new mixtape Product Of The DMV, a culmination of his trials and DMV lifestyle, which drops on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

Watch below:

Noochie’s Social Media On All Platforms: @NoochieMusic

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THE DUNGEON FAMILY to Release ‘EVEN IN DARKNESS’ 15th Anniversary Vinyl & Reunite At One MusicFest

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Legacy Recordings, the Grammy Award winning catalog arm of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates Southern hip-hop’s greatest supergroup, The Dungeon Family, with a special 15th anniversary vinyl pressing of the group’s sole album, Even In Darkness, available on Friday, September 9. This 2LP set, pressed on 150-gram black vinyl for the first time since its original release, comes a day in advance of the group’s long-awaited reunion at Atlanta’s ONE Musicfest 2016. A white vinyl version will also be available exclusively for indie retailers. Pre-order the standard version HERE.

Named after the Atlanta basement studio in which members of the collective made their first recordings, The Dungeon Family featured the brightest stars of the booming local hip-hop scene:

 

  • Organized Noize is the nucleus of The Dungeon Family, supplying the beats and grooves for OutKast, Goodie Mob and other Atlanta-based artists. Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown offered production and guidance to their artists, putting the “family” into The Dungeon Family and helping them raise the profile of the Southeast in hip-hop. Elsewhere, Organized Noize earned acclaim for producing the hits “Waterfalls” for TLC and “Don’t Let Go (Love)” for En Vogue.

 

  • As the region’s leading rap duo, OutKast personified Southern hip-hop in the 1990s and 2000s. At the time, Big Boi and Andre 3000 were enjoying their greatest successes yet, earning their first chart-topping hit “Ms. Jackson” earlier that year from their fourth album, Stankonia (2000). It was the tutelage of Rico, Ray and Sleepy Brown in the Dungeon that helped the duo become the global superstars they are today, earning two further No. 1 hits, “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move” (featuring Sleepy Brown), from their 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, winner of three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year.

 

  • Alongside OutKast, Goodie Mob represented Southern rap to the masses, even coining the phrase “Dirty South” to describe the region on their acclaimed 1995 debut album Soul Food. Big Gipp, Khujo, T-Mo and CeeLo Green tackled Southern social issues in their lyrics such as racism and gentrification; their first three singles—“Cell Therapy,” “Soul Food” and “Dirty South”—all peaked within the Top 10 of Billboard’s rap singles chart. CeeLo, who left the group after Even In Darkness, would enjoy further success in the 2000s, teaming with Danger Mouse for the alternative rap project Gnarls Barkley (whose “Crazy” topped the U.S. and U.K. charts) before breaking out as a solo R&B singer with the worldwide hit “F**k You!” in 2010.

 

  • Killer Mike got his start as part of The Dungeon Family, also featuring on OutKast’s “The Whole World” later that year. He released a string of solo records throughout 2006 to 2012 before experiencing a seismic surge of notoriety with the hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, which he created with rapper/producer El-P.

 

  • Even In Darkness also featured up and coming local talent including producer Mr. DJ and rappers Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, Backbone, Big Rube and Slimm Calhoun.

Even In Darkness, released in 2001, fully realized Andre 3000’s prophetic proclamation at the 1995 Source Awards: “The South got somethin’ to say.” With Atlanta as the epicenter, Southern hip-hop was at a flashpoint, with some of the most innovative and recognizable works of the rap genre firmly rooted in the region. With tracks like “6 Minutes (Dungeon Family It’s On)” and “Trans DF Express,” Even In Darkness stands as a testament to The Dungeon Family’s singular commitment to helping make hip-hop history.

The Dungeon Family’s impact on hip-hop can still be felt today. In 2016, Netflix premiered the documentary The Art of Organized Noize, executive produced by Queen Latifah and directed by Quincy Jones III, a documentary on the production trio hailed as “a story that demands to be heard by anyone with an interest in hip-hop” (Consequence of Sound). Additionally, Rico Wade’s cousin, Future, remains a key figure in contemporary hip-hop, with three Billboard 200 No. 1 albums since 2015 including the collaboration album with Drake, What A Time to Be Alive.

Big Boi, CeeLo Green, Rico Wade, Big Gipp, T-Mo, Killer Mike, Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, Backbone, Big Rube, Sleepy Brown, Ray Murray, and Slimm Calhoun will all take the stage as part of ONE Musicfest 2016 at the Atlanta-area Lakewood Amphitheater on Saturday, September 10, along with several special guests. ONE Musicfest is the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival, featuring a diverse range of music that includes everything from classic and next generation hip-hop and soulful R&B to alternative and rock. Started in 2010, the festival is one of the most highly anticipated celebrations of the arts in the Southeast, with this year’s festival expecting an attendance of 20,000 music lovers from throughout the country.

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Fly Interview: Cool Amerika Says “Bow Wow Had The Meaning of ‘DAB’ Wrong, It Comes From Your Style, Your Swag”

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New up & coming duo, Cool Amerika stopped by the SFPL Studio to talk about their new music & videos, T.I., OutKast, Bow Wow, the REAL meaning of the dance craze — #DAB, internet beef: Erykah vs. Iggy Azalea and much more.

FLY VISUAL: COOL AMERIKA – “DO IT LIKE ME”

When asked about Bow Wow’s YouTube video about his version of what the DAB really means:

I get what he’s saying but he had it wrong. DAB came from how you dress, how you put it on, but it has to be in you — not on you. You be in mirror checking yourself out like….Wooooo (hence “I look fresh”) [insert DAB]!

FLY VISUAL: COOL AMERIKA – “LAME JAMES” FEAT. YOUNG SNEAD

With a new album and mixtape on the way in 2016, the fellas advise us of features from the likes of; Wayne Wonder, B.o.B, recently being released from jail — rapper & 1/3 of MigosOffset and more. On their wish list, fingers are crossed to work with Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller, RJ & Choice, Nicki Minaj.

FLY VISUAL: COOL AMERIKA – “GET YOUR HATE ON”

Peep the FULL interview below:

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Make sure you download Cool Amerika’s latest mixtape No Taxes 2 at www.livemixtapes.com.

The fellas also appeared on B.o.B.’s NASA project, which dropped 11/23 on www.datpiff.com

Follow Them: instagram.com/1CoolAmerica | twitter.com/1CoolAmerica | facebook.com/1CoolAmerika

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BARS FOR DAYS: Jay IDK Freestyles In Front of OutKast’s Big Boi On ‘Sway In The Morning’

DMV Native Jay IDK linked up with Sway Calloway of Sway In The Morning for Sway’s Freestyle Friday weekly series. Over Phantogram-produced beat, the up and coming rapper murdered a few bars right in front of OutKast‘s very own, Big Boi, which afterwards, Jay received some praise from the veteran ATL rap sensation, Sway and Heather B. for his rap style, and execution. It was flawless.

Sway says:

NO BARS WERE WASTED!!

Check it out below:

Related:

NEW MUSIC: JAY IDK FEAT. ASH RISER – “GOD SAID TRAP”

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Watch: Big Boi Talks Recording At Stankonia, Gives Artists A Chance To Record At The Same Studio for Converse Rubber Tracks Program

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Converse debuts its latest video, featuring award-winning artist, Big Boi, created exclusively for the upcoming Converse Rubber Tracks studio takeover. With the global music platform unlocking the doors to the world’s most iconic recording studios (including Big Boi’s very own Stankonia in Atlanta, GA) in September 2015, Converse had an amazing response thus far, with thousands of applications from aspiring artists worldwide within the first few weeks alone.

Narrated by Big Boi himself, the new video features the rapper and producer sharing personal anecdotes about recording some of Outkast’s biggest hits at Stankonia, including; “The Way You Move,” “Hey Ya,” “Ms. Jackson,” and “So Fresh, So Clean.”

Check it out below:

 

Stankonia – along with other iconic studios including Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California; Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica; and Abbey Road in London England – are part of the next chapter of ‘Converse Rubber Tracks,’ which invites aspiring artists of all genres from all corners of the globe to follow in the footsteps of legends, past and present, to record original music at each of these landmark studios — at no cost.

Global registration has begun since Tuesday, May 26 and runs through Wednesday, June 24, featuring an online submission process that requires applicants to rank their top three studio preferences, and encourages all to enter a brief artist biography or description via a video or written application. If selected, chosen artists will be notified in early July. Following a thorough planning session with studio producers, artists chosen will be taken to one of their studios of choice in September this year, with most travel accommodations arranged and select expenses covered by Converse.

To find out more about Converse Rubber Tracks, or to learn more about how to register for one of the coveted sessions, please visit: Converse-Music.com/worldwide

Good luck!

-Stay Fly!

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The Word: Andre 3000’s Mother Found Dead In Atlanta Home

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Andre 3000’s mother , Sharon Benjamin-Hodo passed  away in her Rex, GA home. A representative for Andre 3000 confirmed the news this morning to Billboard. Details are still emerging as to the cause of the death of Andre’s mom, last night twitter was saddened by the news. The tragic comes death comes days after Andre celebrated his 38th birthday.

 

 

 

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Music Videos

New Video Exclusive: JoJo – ‘ANDRE’

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“Multi-Platinum Singer” JoJo released her video exclusively on COMPLEX.Com for her video “Andre“. Yes, JoJo admits the song is inspired by her respect and love for the great “Andre 3000” , “The Love Below” and OutKast, but also shines light on being an individual and standing behind it.  The video also comes with cameos from some great talent such as; Leah LaBelleKarina Pasian, & Denise Janae.

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New Video: @StrangerDay – “Southern Drawl” Ft. Elevator Jay

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Check out North Carolina emcee, Stranger Day with his new jawn entitled “Southern Drawl” featuring Jay from his ‘Vice Matters’ album, which he is already recording new material for his next project. Also this week, just for fun, Stranger Day puts his own spin on the DNAE Beats-produced “Wild Nights” – take a look at the video and listen to the new track below!