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Twitter Will Be Parting Ways With VINE

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Vine will no longer be apart of our Twitter lives…but are we concered? Probably not.

Today, Twitter has announced that it is closing its video sharing doors with the four year old Vine service. As the company did not give a reason why they were slashing the service, on Thursday they announced it was cutting 9% of its workforce following slow growth of the social network.

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Vine reports via the company’s blog:

Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.

Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made. You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.

What’s next? We’ll be working closely with creators to make sure your questions are answered and will work hard to do this the right way. We’ll be sharing more details on this blog and our Twitter account, and will notify you through the app when we start to change things.

At this point, it’s quite clear that Vine didn’t keep up with the evolving changes especially via Snapchat and IG’s Instagram Stories, plus the 20-second video that you can just simply add to Twitter itself.

Can we say…R.I.P. Vine? Pretty much.

To keep up with any more changes via Vine, stay connected to their official blog for more info.

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Singer ALUS Debuts “Naked Pic”, Covers Hits From Alicia Keys & Drake [New Music]

Our favorite singer/songwriter is back, this time with a “Naked Pic” produced by Coastyn. Her fiery red hair isn’t the only thing that changed about her, sporting new sultry peach colored hair Alus takes it up a notch with lyrics like “Only got one thing on… my perfume”. Naked Pic definitely sounds like the next ladies anthem!

Check it out above.

In case you missed it, check out Alus’ spin Alicia Keys’ “In Common” and Drake’s “Controlla”, as she creates the ultimate mashup:

Get “Naked Pic” on iTunes HERE.

@AlusOfficial

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Kyle Evan Drops His Seductive Tune “Snapchat” [New Music]

Massachusetts bred recording artist Kyle Evan, is establishing himself as the music industry’s next big thing. The 16 year old teen phenom is a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer and dancer. At the age of 10 he appeared on the Apollo. At 11 he covered a Michael Jackson record that garnered over 200,000 views on World Star Hip Hop. He has collaborated with Grammy nominated, Multi Platinum and Gold certified Mixing and Recording engineer Serge Tsai and recorded radio promo singles for Tony Guess, Kid Fresh, and the Hot Morning Crew (Nancy Barrow and DJ Buck) for Hot 93.7 WZMX.

Evan recently signed a production deal with music executive Malcolm Miles, CEO of Dreams Come True Music Group. Mr. Miles is a veteran in the music industry, with almost two decades worth of experience marketing and promoting some of the most successful and well-known artists of our time, at the most sought-after record labels in the world. With the strategic direction of Mr. Miles spearheading his career, success is inevitable.

Now after nearly a decade of training, writing, producing and perfecting his craft Evan is ready to take his career to the next level. He is prepping the release of his new single “Snapchat” that he wrote, produced, arranged and engineered. The song is a sexy, seductive, uptempo ballad that showcases his alluring vocal skills and witty and captivating lyrics. This record is sure to become a bonafide banger as it has already amassed over 30k plays on Soundcloud in less than 2 weeks.

Check it out above.

Follow Kyle
Instagram: @KyleEvanMusic
Twitter:@KyleEvanMusic
Snapchat: k-god413

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Benny Cassette’s “Entertain Us” Visual Makes Brilliant Use of SnapChat [New Video]

Benny Cassette has released a lyric video for his catchy, critically-praised song, “Entertain Us,” which playfully explores the conflicting parts of our social media-driven culture.

We all know at least one person who uses social media to create a boastful façade, and the memorable hook on “Entertain Us” captures what we all want to tell those people sometimes — “F**k yo’ Twitter, F**k yo’ SnapChat, F**k yo’ Instagram!” The song conveys a powerful message about authenticity and social-media-induced anxiety while still being playful. The featured track is positioned to be one of the hottest songs of the summer and has already amassed 950K plays on Spotify.

The lyric video ironically consists of people from various walks of life singing along to the song…all from video made using SnapChat. It is a fun reflection of the love/hate relationship so many of us have with social media and the virtual insanity that is part of the world we live in.

Just 4 days after the “Entertain Us” video dropped, Perez Hilton shared the song on his site, praising it as a project that, “instantly won our love and praise.” 

Check out the full video above.

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DJ Khaled Visits ‘The Angie Martinez Show’

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DJ Khaled stopped by The Angie Martinez Show just after the news broke about him being apart of Beyonce‘s The Formation World Tour. During the interview, the “Snapchat King” gave deets on when he got the call about the tour, being called to speak at The White House, a secret project in the works with Kim Kardashian, his upcoming album Major Key and much more.

PHOTOCREDIT: @EVANPIERCE

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Watch: DJ Khaled Continues His Ascent as Hip Hop’s Deepak Chopra with Appearance on Ellen

DJ Khaled may be known as a hitmaker in the music world, but he’s definitely making the transition to motivational speaker. Khaled has become the Snapchat king amassing millions of views per story, where he shares major keys to being happy and successful in life. Clearly Khaled is on to something, as the DJ just had Jay Z sign on to be his manager, landed the cover of the new issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, and nabbed an appearance on Ellen.

Khaled sat down with Ellen Degeneres to discuss his philosophies, his 25 year career, and his formula for success. Watch the clip below and get inspired.

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Fly Interview: August Alsina Talks New Music, Love/Hate with Social Media, His Beloved Brother, Usher, 2 Chainz & more with SFPL TV

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In the midst of prepping for his forthcoming album release of This Thing Called Life and his current single “Song Cry”, which is taking over the radio waves and charts, singer/songwriter August Alsina stopped by SFPL TV to catch us up on a few about his music, how he really feels about social media, touring with Usher, 2 Chainz being the first to put him on tour, his brother, personal happenings in his life, and so much more.

About his new album #TTCL: 

It’s really, man…”My Journey.” Life has taken me places. I mean, up, down, all around…just taking me places. The good, the bad, i’ve been through it — i’ve dealt with it all. We born, we got put here, we don’t really know what this is all about. We’re all just here trying to figure it out — trying to be a better version of ourselves each and every day. And that’s what my album is, it’s about the Journey. Me trying to figure out “This Thing Called Life.”

What would a conversation with his deceased brother be like today if he were alive:

Ahhhhh…it would probably be very stupid [he says jokily, as he laughs with a huge smile]. You know, my brother always believed in me. Like ALWAYS. To the point where he used to lie to people actually like: “Yeah, my brother got a deal, wu wuu wuuu” — before I even had a deal. He use to just tell people: “Yeah, my brother got a deal, he doing this, and he doing that.” So, I think the conversation would be: “I proud of you n****, like this is dope what you doing.” You know, I think it would be an “I always knew” kind of conversation. I mean, he knew and believed in me before I did; believe in myself.

Check out the FULL interview below:

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This Thing Called Life drops on Dec. 11th.