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On the Radar: MTV VMA Nominations, Minus the Bear Breakup, Chance the Rapper Releases New Music + More

Did you hear about Chance the Rapper’s latest investment? Did you miss who’s up for Video of the Year at the VMAs? Catch up with all the music news you missed with the latest edition of On the Radar. VMA 2018 nominations revealed; Cardi B, Jay-Z, and Beyonce lead nominations The nominees are in! MTV revealed the nominees for the 2018 MTV Music Awards and leading the pack is Cardi B. The rapper received 10 nominations including video, song, and artist of the year. Meanwhile, the Carters received eight nominees,…

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On the Radar: Beyonce and JAY-Z headline Global Music Fest, Wicker Park Fest Lineup, New Childish Gambino Tracks, + More

This week’s On the Radar features new music from Childish Gambino, Chicago artist Sen Morimoto, festivals news, upcoming shows and more. Beyonce and JAY-Z to headline Global Citizen Festival Last week Global Citizen, the international advocacy organization that hosts the annual New York Festival of the same name, revealed plans to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday in a big way. They will host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa. And the lineup is stacked. Headlining the event is Beyonce and JAY-Z along with Pearl Jam’s Eddie…

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On the Radar: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Announce OTR II, Mamby on the Beach 2018 Lineup, This Week’s Concerts + More

What music news did you miss out on last week? Catch up with the latest edition of On the Radar. Beyonce and Jay-Z announce OTR II We kind of saw this coming, but it’s still exciting nonetheless. Hip-hop’s power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé announced dates for their joint tour OTR II. After a 15-date European leg, North American shows kickoff July 25 in Cleveland, OH and wrap up October 2 in Vancouver, CA. Tickets are on sale now. The two will play Chicago’s Soldier Field August 10, so make sure…

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On the Radar: Eminem talks new LP, Grammy Nominations, DMX covers a holiday classic + More

What’s on our radar this week? DMX’s crazy cover of a holiday classic, Eminem’s new album, Grammy nominations, Chicago’s Purple Tokyo, and more. Eminem reveals the release date for ‘Revival’ The wait is over. Last week, Eminem finally revealed the release date for his highly anticipated LP, Revival. The new album drops December 15, so luckily, we won’t have to wait long. The news was revealed on Dr. Dre’s Instagram account. He posted a fake ad for a prescription drug with the release date tacked on at the end. Hopefully,…

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60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees are in with JAY Z at the Helm

The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY® nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and…

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Jay Z’s 4:44 Album Turn Back The Clock with Big Homey Game

I owe Jay Z an apology. Since Watch The Throne, I’ve said “Jay doesn’t need to rap anymore.” “He’s too rich, now.” “Jay Z’ is above this world of hip-hop to connect with his core audience.” The 4:44 album is proof that I was dead wrong. It also proves Jay Z can do anything and he should never be questioned or doubted ever in the world of hip-hop. 4:44 is Jay Z’s “Back To The Future II album”. It’s like the album is recorded in an alternate time warp between 1999-2001.…

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On the Radar: New LP Announcements, RIP Prodigy, the Return of the Regal Theater + More

This week we remember Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, talk about new albums from the Foo Fighters and Jay-Z, and see the revival of the New Regal Theater. All this and more On the Radar. Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42 The hip-hop world took a serious hit with the death of Prodigy, one-half of Mobb Deep, on June 20 at 42 years old. The cause of death was due to complications from sickle cell anemia. The news was confirmed by Mobb Deep’s publicist, who sent the following statement to Rolling…

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