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HustleTV & DJ Hustle Presents: Driven Focus 15

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DJ Hustle aka Hot Hands has put new music in the mix.  Hustle is on the  turntables giving you Driven Focus  Mix series. DJ Hustle is in this mix on HustleTV.
Listen to DJ Hustle as he is slapping the hits from the streets. Follow Hustle on Twitter @DJHustle or Instagram DJHustle2407

Elvis Crespo – Suavemente (Dj JD Remix)
00:46
LKM – Día de Fiesta
06:57
Daddy Yankee Feat. Nicky Jam & Plan B – Shaky Shaky (Remix LMPool Long Edit Transition 125-88 BPM)
08:22
ORO SOLIDO – EL BEEPER
10:16
Rihanna ft Drake – Work (Cumbia Drive Remix / Clean)
10:52
Daddy Yankee – Gasolina (Rowshay Intro)
11:45
N.O.R.E. w/ Nina Sky – Oye Mi Canto 95bpm

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Future on Making Chart History and Kicking It With ‘Superstar Females

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HustleTV Music News The Atlanta rap god Future, like other gods before him, is known by many names. He was born Nayvadius Wilburn into a family of street hustlers going back at least two ­generations. As a kid he picked up the ­moniker Meathead, both for his oversize dome and, later, his general gangster ­toughness. When he began rapping in his teens at his cousin Rico Wade’s Dungeon studio — where OutKast was busy ­reinventing hip-hop — he was given the name Future (as in “the future of music,” which is kind of ­mind-blowing, coming from a place making tunes like “So Fresh, So Clean”). And to his friends he’s mostly known as Pluto, which is all at once the title of his 2012 major-label debut, a metaphor for ­getting supremely high and a symbol of the scale of his ambitions. “I’m the astronaut kid,” he says, impassive behind a pair of ever-present sunglasses. “At the end of the day, I’m out of here — above anything.” HustleTV

But on this late-February afternoon, as he kicks back by a Miami pool with the sky turning pink and a balmy breeze rustling the palms, another nickname is foremost on the 33-year-old MC’s mind. Pulling from a tightly rolled blunt, he waxes philosophical about his latest, greatest success: two new LPs, Future and HNDRXX, whose titles together make up what might be his favorite way of ­referring to himself. As he sees it, calling ­himself Future Hendrix connects him to Jimi’s cosmic style, creativity and breakthrough ­success as a black artist in the primarily white world of rock’n’roll. “The music I make, I’m ­different,” he says, rocking a Balmain denim jacket with enough silver spangling woven through it to make All Rose jealous. “The melodies I come up with, they’re not normal. Every black person wasn’t playing the guitar — Hendrix did something special.” HustleTV

The previous week, Future had surprised fans with the self-titled album (his sixth, not counting the hit packed mixtapes he has released through his own Freebandz label), which landed at No. 1, becoming his fourth consecutive album to do so. Then, in a move unprecedented in chart history, HNDRXX arrived just seven days later and replaced Future in the top spot. (Epic Records says the two albums will also be combined into a ­physical release later this year.) Future’s clearly pleased with the success but insists that he ­values authenticity more than ­numbers. “If I’m the biggest artist in the world, cool, but I want to just be me,” he says. “I want my money to be different. I’m not trying to have rapper money. My goal is to be able to get everything from the world that I can get.” HustleTV

Future (left) performed with co-headliner Drake on the Summer Sixteen Tour.

 

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New Face, Fresh Style: Pop Singer Maggie Lindemann Isn’t Just a ‘Pretty Girl’

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HustleTV Music News Though still in the early stages of her career, 18-year-old Maggie Lindemann knows what she wants.“I think that I’ve stayed pretty true to myself,” Lindemann tells Billboard of her swift success: Her 2015 debut single “Knocking on Your Heart” shot to the top 20 on the iTunes Alternative Chart within 24 hours of its release, and every single following has gained a similar viral success. She’s even hit No. 5 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart.

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Growing up in Dallas, music was always a passion. Lindemann sang in church choirs and musicals at school but spent a lot of her teenage years expressing herself on social-media platforms like Tumblr and Instagram (which now has over 1.9 million followers.)  Not long after she was discovered by her now-manager Gerald Tennison — he found a video of her singing on Instagram — Lindemann moved to L.A. to pursue music at only 16 years old.

“When people call me a social-media star, I feel looked past for being a singer,” Lindemann says. “But I love being on social media because I’m able to connect with people and spread awareness.” As the subject of tumultuous Internet drama and bullying, the singer has survived her fair share of digital fame with a strong sense of self intact. HustleTV

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Tupac’s Handwritten Lyrics for ‘Dear Mama’ Selling for $75,000

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HustleTV Music News .. More and more prized possessions of rap icon Tupac Shakur continue to surface. The handwritten lyrics from his 1995 song “Dear Mama” are now on sale for $75,000, according to TMZ.

Auction site Moments in Time currently holds the three pages of lyrics for an avid fan interested in building up his or her Tupac collection. The pages come from the same studio the late rapper recorded in for the ode to his mother. A private collector in Poland originally owned the handwritten lyrics before Moments in Time acquired them. HustleTV 

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The sheets contain each verse written by Tupac, in addition to several notes he added on the side of the pages. On the bottom left side of the first page, he wrote down Yo-Yo and Ice Cube’s names as possible collaborators for the song. HustleTV

 

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Hot 97 Is Ready To Unleash The Female Emcees.

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HustleTV Music News Hot 97 is ready to unleash the female emcees this time. The Who’s Next showcase will feature Connie Diiamond, Kyah Baby, Lola Brooke, and Signature on March 27th at SOBs.

If Missy Elliott paved the way for eccentric female emcees, Connie Diiamond will blow the doors wide open. Diiamond hails from the Bronx and unleashed her lyrical prowess on “Summer Sixteen Freestyle”. Missy Elliott found this Diiamond in the rough and has mentored her so much so that Diiamond has titled her debut project Trap Elliot. It’s an ode to her mentor.

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Kyah Baby is another female lyricist, who has a raw energy that matches her flow and musical style. The Queens rapper’s song “Memories (RIP Tykeem)” is a song in remembrance of her brother and herself, as well, as she raps, “Memories/I wonder if they’ll remember me when I’m gone”. HustleTV

Feed the Family Entertainment is pushing the gritty Lola Brooke as the “Princess of the City”. Her rap “2017 Flow” proves she’s the female DMX at the height of his career.

Signature’s “Betrayal” featuring Jay Marie shows off her R&B/hip hop style. Don’t get it twisted though, her 2016 “Ez Off/Want to be a playa” shows her rapping skills to a tee. HustleTV

The event will be hosted by Shani Kulture and music by DJ Juanyto. Post By Robert @RobertFrezza

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Anthony ‘DJ Reflex’ Jaramillo, Formerly of Tidal, Appointed Head of Music at TuneIn

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HustleTV Music News…  Anthony “DJ Reflex” Jaramillo, the former head of radio for Tidal, has jumped to TuneIn where will head the digital audio service’s music division, Billboard can exclusively reveal.

In his new role as head of music, Jaramillo has duties for building and maintaining the curation strategy for TuneIn’s suite of 50-plus original music stations, and he takes on responsibilities for overseeing artist and label relations.

Jaramillo, who is managed by Roc Nation, brings to the new job more than 17 years of radio experience at Power 106 in Los Angeles, and has a string of production credits on original works and remixes for the likes of Rihanna, BJ The Chicago Kid, Foster The People, and J. Cole. HustleTV

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“I am completely thrilled to bring world class, human curation to TuneIn,” comments Jaramillo in a statement. “As a DJ who champions the culture of music, TuneIn will serve as an extremely valuable platform for artists, their music, and their fans.”

TuneIn, which claims the largest audio network with more than 60 million monthly active listeners tuning into 100,000-plus live radio stations and millions of on-demand programs, has similarities to other free services like Pandora and iHeart Radio, but with a traditional radio feel since you’re tuning directly into an on-air broadcast. The service also has a premium tier that lets subscribers listen to NFL, MLB and NBA games, plus audiobooks and commercial-free music stations. HustleTV

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HustleTV & DJ Hustle Presents: Driven Focus 15

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  HustleTV *As any successful executive in entertainment will tell you, “when you have the streets connected and endorsing your product, your chances for success increase immeasurably.”

That is exactly what is happening with the “new man on the streets” simply known as “ DJ Hustle.”

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Born and raised in Los Angeles , California … DJ Hustle and his new “HustleTV” have quietly become one of the hottest platforms for entertainers and sports figures to get their real, uncut
interviews aired to the youthful viewers and to Hip Hop audiences worldwide. DJ Hustle

Starting off as a DJ performing at major venues across the country, DJ Hustle decided to branch out and formed “Hustle TV” in 2008 with the show being aired via the Time Warner Cable system.

Within a one year time period, “Hustle TV” had caught on with the Hip Hop audience nationwide, while DJ Hustle’s rapport with the various Rap music stars and sports figures enabled him to secure the “street level, uncut interviews” the artist themselves preferred and that the viewers so desperately wanted to see.

As DJ Hustle’s grind in the streets took his platform to new heights, the success of Hustle TV motivated him to reach even further and he started to lay the foundation for building a “street edged” one hour cable TV show for Hustle TV that would focus on “controversial street figures and business people.” DJ Hustle

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DJ Khaled ft Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining (Clean)
02:54
Rihanna – Needed Me (Re-Drum / Clean)
04:51
Tory Lanez – Luv (Kay Stafford Mix / Dirty)
06:17
James Brown / Bruno Mars – Sex Machine into 24K Magic (Segue / Clean)
08:17
The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face (Clean)
09:37
Rob $tone ft J. Davi$ & Spooks – Chill Bill (Audio1 108 Re-Drum Mix / Clean)
10:37
Puff Daddy & The Family ft Pharrell – Finna Get Loose (Clean)
11:24
E-40 – Tell Me When To Go (prod Lil Jon) (Clean)
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Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Migos & More Set for 2017 BET Experience

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The fifth annual festival will take place June 22-25 in Los Angeles.

HustleTV Music News… Migos , Rae Sremmurd, Jhene Aiko , ScHoolBoy Q, Young Thug  and Gucci Mane — as well as Snoop Dogg  and  Wiz Khalifa in a joint performance — are among the initial lineup of concert performers slated for this year’s BET Experience at L.A. Live. The fifth annual festival, presented by Coca-Cola in partnership with BET and AEG, will take place June 22-25 in downtown Los Angeles.

Capping the four-day BET Experience will be the BET Awards on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater.  Additional Staples Center performers as well as the concert lineup at The Novo presented by Microsoft will be announced in the coming weeks. HustleTV

Migos perform at Drai's Beach Club - Nightclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2017. 

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As in years past, the accompanying BET Fan Fest will feature interactive activations and ticketed events including a celebrity basketball game. Those events will take place June 24-25 at the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center.

VIP packages for the 2017 BET Experience are available now (www.betexperience.com) while general tickets will go on sale March 23 (at 10 a.m. PST; www.axs.com/betexperience).

Featuring a mix of established and emerging acts, the lineup thus far for the Staples Center-staged concerts is as follows: HustleTV

June 22: Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Desiigner, Playboi Carti

June 23: Bryson Tiller, Jhené Aiko, Keyshia Cole, Jidenna, Khalid, THEY., H.E.R.

June 24: A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Young Thug

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FLIP MAJOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR “WYKAI” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM ‘TAKE A LOOK’

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HustleTV  Flip Major is back with the video for “WYKAI (What You Know About It),” the first visual release from his upcoming debut album, Take a Look. Produced by KY, and directed by CBFour.co and Flip himself, the video brings Flip’s raps to life in visual form.

“My concept for the video was to physically bring my lyrics to life by bringing the elements in the record to me,” Flip told XXL of his newest video. “For example, anybody can shoot a video near a bank with an ATM, but how many can bring an ATM machine inside of a studio to them?” HustleTV

“WYKAI” YouTube:

https://youtu.be/APSPQpfql4M

 

“WYKAI” YouTube Embed:

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“WYKAI” SoundCloud Link:

https://soundcloud.com/flipmajor/wykai-prod-by-ky/s-w9diU

“WYKAI” SoundCloud Embed:

<iframe width=”100%” height=”450″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/311302944%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-w9diU&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true“></iframe>

“WYKAI” Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1ZZSTefSdQlEgF7N8nLq52

 

“WYKAI” iTunes:

https://itun.es/us/yEavib

Connect with Flip Major:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flipmajor

Instagram: https://instagram.com/chiefmajor/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlipMajorMusic

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/FlipMajor

About Flip Major:

Flip Major has been a mainstay in the Southern California hip-hop scene for the past few years. A native of Victorville, CA, a city about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, the rapper first appeared on the scene in 2010 with the aptly titled “My Name Flip.” The following year he released his first mixtape, Halfway Average, which brought him increased attention in the local hip-hop scene. Since then, Flip released a second project in 2014 hosted by Power 106 and Young California’s DJ Carisma titled Loud. In 2016, Flip went on to release two projects – Bases Loaded in March and Road Trip in November. He has collaborated with some of the West Coast’s biggest names, including IamSu!, Skeme, and Audio Push, among others. Flip is currently working on his debut album, which will showcase his growth sonically and lyrically, elevating him from a respected local act to one ready for the national spotlight. HustleTV

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HustleTV & DJ Hustle Presents: Driven Focus 13

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DJ Hustle aka Hot Hands has put new music in the mix.  Hustle is on the  turntables giving you Driven Focus  Mix series. DJ Hustle is in this mix on HustleTV.

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Listen to DJ Hustle as he is slapping the hits from the streets. Follow Hustle on Twitter @DJHustle or Instagram DJHustle2407

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Messiah Feat. J Alvarez, Dj Flipstar – Hot Nigga (LMPool Remix Clean Refresh Intro)
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Young M.A vs Bobby Shmurda – OOOUUU Hot Boy (DJ Fade Blend / Clean)
02:55
Future ft Fabolous & Trey Songz – Used To This (Remix / Clean)
03:46
Big Sean – Bounce Back (Clap Intro with Hype / Clean) – 12A
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Jim Jones – We Fly High
06:43
Slim (Of 112) ft. Yung Joc – So Fly (CLEAN) Intro
08:20
Rae Sremmurd – Come Get Her (Clean)
09:20
Rihanna Ft. Drake – Work (Clean)
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The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy (Clean)
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MIGOS HAVE STORMED THE CHATEAU MARMONT

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HustleTV Music News.. It’s Grammys night and a rambunctious-but-coiffed crowd is gathered at the castle-like Los Angeles hotel to watch the trio rap their hit “Bad & Boujee.” As de facto leader Quavo, wearing head-to-toe Gucci, and his cousin Offset and nephew Takeoff, in freshly tailored suits, chant triplets in uncanny unison, their many thousands of dollars of diamonds and gold bounce to the snapping beat. Down in front, Chance the Rapper — winner of best new artist, rap album and rap performance trophies and co-host of this GQ post-Grammys fete — dances joyously, shouting the lyrics. (With each exclamation of “dat way!” he points at a different corner of the ceiling.) Katy Perry and a host of other famous people are in the house, but the party centers on the trio who rode viral success, choice co-signs and a bunch of absurdly catchy songs about cooking crack from the suburbs of Atlanta to, well, Hollywood.

This is where Migos stand: not yet invited to music’s biggest night, but with a crocodile-skin loafer in the door. While Chance was shining at the ceremony (and Beyoncé was getting snubbed), Migos spent their day in a blissful parallel universe celebrating their successes, for which they seem to require no validation.

But the props they have gotten says a lot about the very now nexus that Migos occupy, with their trademark cadence turning up in verses by rap’s brilliant -borrowers Drake and Kanye West; the NFL and Hillary Clinton alike embracing their invention, the dab; and their home bases — Atlanta and the meme-driven Internet — currently defining the culture. In his January Golden Globes -acceptance speech for best actor in a musical or comedy TV series, Atlanta’s Donald Glover thanked Migos not for appearing on his lauded TV series (which they did), but for making “the best song ever.” “Bad & Boujee,” a moody trap-rap cut, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the next day, in part thanks to streams driven by the viral spread of variations on the lyric “rain drop, drop top.” (One national sandwich chain’s tweet: “Rain drop, drop top, I eat Jimmy John’s nonstop.”) HustleTV

One week later, Migos landed their first late-night-TV gig, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Then their second official album, Culture, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Soon they booked The Ellen DeGeneres Show, sent “T-Shirt” to No. 19 on the Hot 100 and signed to Motown/Capitol in a partnership with their indie label Quality Control.

When I ask Quavo, 25, if he feels like Migos should have been at the Grammys, he offers a steely “We’ll be there next year,” adding — in a reference to West, Frank Ocean and others sitting out the hashtag-so-white ceremony — “then Kanye going to come on down because they finally acknowledged [young black artists].”

EIGHT HOURS BEFORE MIGOS clinch the Chateau set with pulls from Chance’s Hennessey bottle, I arrive at their West Hollywood hotel — just as Quavo drives off in a white Rolls-Royce. Evidently, he was watching red carpet coverage, felt the sudden need to step up his wardrobe and left, saying, “Tell the writer to meet me at the store.”

But fate intervenes. The handlers get a call, and one shouts, “Offset is stationary! We’re moving.” We cut through plush hallways like a SEAL team. When we arrive at his room, Kiari Kendrell Cephus, 25, is standing in the kitchen shirtless, black pants framed by gray briefs and white socks, excising the tobacco from a Backwoods cigar. HustleTV

Offset packs his blunt, then sits as a barber throws a nylon cape over him. “Our schedule so booked, ain’t no such thing as not working,” he says with an easy Georgian lilt. “This ain’t pop. Adele can sit down five years [between albums] because she does such big numbers. Hip-hop? Try to sit a year. Your ass get left.”

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In a way, Offset — who is sincere, with kind eyes — is making up for lost time. He spent half of Migos’ three ascendant years in jail, doing nine months for an unspecified 2013 probation violation as their first hit, “Versace,” went viral after Drake hopped on a remix, and nine months for gun and drug possession in 2015 just as their debut Yung Rich Nation dropped. (Takeoff and Quavo also were charged and all three pled out, but Offset, a convicted felon, was denied bond.) It’s Offset, a father of two, who actually wrote “Bad & Boujee,” in his basement studio when he was “overwhelmed” by family stress. “I do a lot of the [domestic] work by myself,” he says. “The studio is where you get your anger out, get your fear good and get your money from.”

Offset’s and Takeoff’s fathers both left when they were little. Quavo’s dad died when he was 4, and it was Quavo’s mother, a hairdresser, who wound up with all three of them in Lawrenceville, Gwinnet County, an area 30 miles northeast of Atlanta that Migos affectionately refer to as “the Nawf” or “dat way.” When I ask Offset about the group’s bond, he says, “I love them, bro. That’s all I can explain.” He says “it was a sickening feeling” getting locked up and letting them down. And “I never had the starter kit,” he admits, when he returned. “When I came home [the first time], we was suddenly getting $20,000 a show. It was fast-paced, I had a bunch of money, and I was wild as hell. I came from jail to being a star at 21. Bro, that’s outrageous.” (Now they get up to $200,000 per show.)

As he gets his mustache trimmed, Offset politely requests I move on to a new topic — “I don’t want jail shit to come up when you search my name no more,” he says — but within the group he seems uniquely self-reflective. He posits that guys like Chance and Glover garner more respect because “they’re more into politics and the world, [while] I talk about what’s going on in the hood society.” HustleTV

“All of them are actually good kids,” says Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas, who signed Migos in 2013. “Offset needs to pat himself on the back. He’s now more conscious, a better father and he delivered a monster record at time when the guys needed make a statement to the industry.”

Offset seems sentimental when he hands me his Louis Vuitton case full of rings, necklaces and bracelets — the physical manifestation of his progress in the world — and says, blunt in mouth, “Feel the weight.” At my request he does some quick math to determine the value: $300,000, plus a second case with two watches (Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet) totaling $160,000. He says he might buy a Bentley Bentayga SUV while he’s in Los Angeles (and he later does). But Offset lights up the most talking about the 1971 Z28 Camaro in the shop back home, getting his and Quavo’s grandmother’s name sewn in green across the white headrests. The roses and doves on the cover of Culture are for her too. “I just wish she was here so I could ball with grandma. She’d talk with you, pray with you, give you pocket money. I used to sneak it right back in her bank,” he recalls with a laugh. “When she was sick, before she passed, I swear she told us, ‘Stay off the streets. Y’all going to make it. Stick together.’ ”

TAKEOFF — KIRSHNIK KHARI BALL, 22 — is supposed to be the quiet one. But when he comes through the door of his room, he’s got his arms out like an airplane, singing along to the Auto-Tuned boom-and-gloom of Culture’s “Kelly Price” playing on a speaker held by a manager who follows him. Takeoff has a blunt in one hand, and in the other, a styrofoam cup of ice and orange liquid seemingly chosen to match his outfit: orange tee, tight black jeans with tangerine accents and a pair of Halloween-y VLONE Air Force 1s (a Nike and A$AP Mob collaboration that once fetched $94,000 on eBay). He circles a few times and lands at the dining table.

“I try not to be cocky,” he says in a low mumble, “but hey, we the shit, man. The No. 1 record and album. I mean, you look at that chart, it’s big names up there.”

Migos make trap-rap with zero concessions to general trends, in a genre that favors individual rappers — although they’re now influencing pop, and when you count the duo Rae Sremmurd (whose “Black Beatles” Migos bumped from the Hot 100 peak), exuberant rap groups are practically a trend.

Still, for all the lessons they seem to have absorbed from sanitized YouTube stars and the web-savvy smoothie Drake, Migos have their rough edges. There were the gun and drugs arrests, and nine days after our visit, they’ll make headlines for an alleged attack on singer Sean Kingston in Las Vegas, which ended in a shot being fired. Still, “I don’t expect anything but positivity moving forward,” says Motown president Ethiopia Habtemariam, 37. “Responsibility comes with this level of success — if you want more you have to handle it, and they want to be absolute global superstars.” 

“Feels like yesterday we was in the bando,” says Takeoff, referencing the abandoned house-turned-drug den the trio says they kept at one point. But actually, most of his stories revolve around the home they shared as kids. In elementary school, he and Quavo won talent shows with Cash Money hits “Get Your Roll On” and “Bling Bling.” In high school, while Quavo and Offset did football drills after class, “music was my practice,” he says. “I came home and went straight to it.” He’d record in the living room closet while Quavo’s mom paced outside on the phone. “I’m like, ‘Mom, every time? You in the background of my verse!’ ” Takeoff says in the exasperated tone of teens everywhere. For her trouble, he has since bought her a sparkly purple Mercedes-Benz.
When Migos wanted to branch out, they would hit Atlanta clubs, ply DJs with drinks and try to look richer than they were. Their release strategy was showy, too. When you count collaborations with the likes of Gucci Mane, they’ve dropped 15 mixtapes since 2011. “There are so many artists,” Takeoff says, “you got to keep coming at [fans] like bow! bow! bow!, making so much music that they wonder, ‘Who are the Migos?’ ” He says they’re sitting on a cache of “probably a million” unreleased songs. “We play a beat for 15, 20 seconds and know if we want to get on it,” he explains. “When we record a verse, it’s no more than 15, 20 minutes. We don’t have a pen and paper. We bounce off each other.”

Which helps explain Migos’ sound and appeal: every syllable locked to the beat, punctuated with wild ad-libs (Blaow! Skrt! Whoo!) and dexterous turns of slang. There’s nothing they can’t make about dope, from “Hannah Montana” to “FEMA,” about cooking crack so fast you develop a “hurricane wrist.” HustleTV

“People didn’t take Migos seriously at first because it’s Southern and it’s trap. They got a different twang and attitude,” says Atlanta producer-MC Jermaine Dupri. “But hip-hop is about coming up with your own style. They perfected theirs, and now damn near everybody is trying to be like them.”

Takeoff seems genuinely awed by the amount of people who “take time out their day” to turn his bars into social media goofs. “We love it,” he says. “However they talk about us, we got the culture talking.”

WHEN I FINALLY MEET QUAVIOUS “Quavo” Keyate Marshall, he’s preceded by a stylist carrying two huge Gucci shopping bags, and briefly apologizes for being four hours late. He then gets his new, $800 red joggers measured for alteration by Migos’ in-hotel tailor, orders dinner (soul food staple Roscoe’s) through a female assistant — “Greens, grits, -scrambled eggs hard and chicken wings, baby,” he coos — and leaves. Our interview is now “scheduled” to happen en route to the nearby Penthouse Dayclub, where Migos are making a paid appearance. “Ride with me, Billboard!” he roars out on the street. “Let’s get this gangsta shit!”

Quavo’s a rock star with the tardy slip to prove it, the center of the Migos galaxy — when he moves, they all move. Offset and Takeoff made a point to learn my name. Quavo will call me “Billboard” the rest of the night. He climbs through the suicide doors of the white Rolls and sinks into the dimly lit back seat, diamond grill gleaming eerily as he sparks a blunt and reminisces about the group’s inaugural Nigerian gig in December. “Africa. I’ve never met my ancestors, but it felt beautiful to be there,” he says, then throws a trademark Lil Wayne-y curve ball. “Going to Moscow was the same because I don’t know what color or race I am. I feel connected all the way around the world. When I hit that mic, I feel universal.”

Quavo seesaws between woke and… not so woke. Within minutes, he yelps at the sight of a pretty woman on the sidewalk. “Roll down the window! Oh, my God! Who is that?” He recently shared an unreleased lyric praising Bernie Sanders, and he’s all for protests against President Donald Trump. “I feel like everybody’s -coming together to stop something wrong,” he says. He also caught flack when, in a Rolling Stone profile, he seemed to suggest iLoveMakonnen’s coming out as gay somehow gave the lie to the Atlanta MC’s lyrics about selling coke and Molly. HustleTV
Talking to Quavo, it’s clear he’s not outright homophobic. “If you real from the heart, you real from the heart,” he says. “That ain’t got nothing to do with no sex or gender. It’s 2017, and we all living.” But he still doesn’t quite seem to get it. “When [Makonnen’s] music came out I thought it was hard, so if he would’ve come out the same way…” He pauses. “I got a record with Frank Ocean [“Slide,” a Calvin Harris track featuring Migos and Ocean]. That closes my case.”
The club is both surreal and all-too real, like a scene from Atlanta. Migos get hustled through the back door and into a roped-off section where they look uncomfortable. The place is decked out with plastic jungle foliage. Bikini’d waitresses cut through the crowd with bottles topped by sparklers. Migos rap over a few songs. A thick cash-shaped envelope passes hands. Then a surprise: Chris Brown is here — and he’s got a microphone. “I just want to shout out y’all,” he announces, addressing himself to Migos. “Y’all my real friends and brothers. I bought your album three times. I spent my own money and shit. I’m proud of you n—s. I will never hate on you n—s.”

A little later, the rapper The Game comes up and begins barking at them. I can’t hear what he’s saying, but he looks angry. Once we’re back in the car, Quavo explains: “You don’t want to let a n— know you f— with him the soft way. You got to come the hard way, aggressive.” It’s a nearly satirical depiction of masculinity, like a line from the great ’90s gangsta mockumentary Fear of a Black Hat. But then he gets verklempt about, of all people, Brown. “Damn, that boy Chris said a real one. That f—ed me up.” Then he adds: “Make sure you put that in the story.”

Back at the GQ party a few hours later — after Migos perform, but before they sneak off to play Rihanna’s even more exclusive party — they wind up in a tight hallway with Big Sean, who wears a chic muted duster, his best showbiz grin and Jhené Aiko on his arm. Handshakes go around, but the man whose new album just replaced Culture at No. 1 can’t resist a playful parting shot. “Thank you for your sacrifice,” says Sean, without looking back. The clanking of Migos’ necklaces follow them out the door. HustleTV 

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BIG HASSLE AT SXSW

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The Accidentals

Named one of “Yahoo Music’s Top 10 Bands to Watch” in 2017, the genre-melding, indie group is lead by multi-instrumentalists, Sav Buist and Katie Larson. Their debut album Odyssey will be released this summer. HustleTV

RIYL: My Bubba, Head and the Heart, First Aid Kit
Listen to “Us”:
SXSW Schedule 
March 14 
12:00pm – Shure Microphones Booth @ Austin Convention Center
March 15 
12:00pm – Kerrville Folk Festival Showcase @ Threadgill’s
3:00pm – The Conscious Immaturity @ Shiner’s
March 16
12:00pm – Miles Davis House @ Waller Ballroom
March 17

The Victorian Room @ The Driskill
March 18
8:00pm – Hotel Van Zandt @ Hotel Van Zandt
10:30pm – Cooper’s BBQ
For more information on The Accidentals, please visit:

Website

For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com
 
Blaenavon


Blaenavon is a young indie trio, spurring from Hampshire, U.K. with mature talent and lyrics. They have currently sold out their U.K. tour dates and will be supporting Lewis Del Mar’s tour beginning April 19. Blaenavon’s album, “That’s Your Lot” will be released April 7th, on Canvasback.

RIYL:
 The Magic Gang, Foals, JAWS
Listen to “Orthodox Man”:
SXSW Schedule 
March 13
DIY Presents Showcase @ Latitude
March 14
Transgressive Records Showcase @ Pearl St. Co-Op
March 15 
Doc Martens Culture Collide Showcase @ Container Bar
March 16
Transgressive Records Showcase @ The Blackheart
House of Vans Showcase @ The Mohawk
For more information on Blaenavon, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com
Charlie Cunningham


 

(Named one of NPR’s Artists to Watch)

Charlie Cunningham is a singer/songwriter from London, with spacey acoustic sounds. Cunningham’s gentle lyrics ring beautifully on his debut full album Lines, and single “An Opening” from the album was recently featured on NPR’s The Austin 100 Playlist.
RIYL: Leo Stannard, Billie Marten, Nick Mulvey, Nick Drake, Jose Gonzales
 
SXSW Schedule
March 15
3:00pm @ The British Embassy
9:00pm @ Central Presbyterian Church
March 16
10:00pm @ St. David’s Episcopal Church
For more information on Charlie Cunningham, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com
Craig Brown Band

Craig Brown has been a Detroit music fixture for years, and he got his road training in his tenure as a sideman for rockers like King Tuff and in fronting his own punk group Terrible Twos. With his proper full-length debut for Third Man Records, Brown sets his sights a little farther north for his own brand of closer-to-Canada country, the likes of which the States have never seen. Craig truly has to be seen live to be believed.

RIYL: Daniel Johnston, Johnny Thunders, Natural Child, Hiss Golden Messenger
Listen to “Overthinking”:
SXSW Schedule
TBA
For more information on the Craig Brown Band, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com
Zack Kraimer: zack@bighassle.com
 
Goon


 

(Named one of NPR’s Artists to Watch)

Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent. Their debut EP Dusk of Punk, was released in September to critical acclaim.
RIYL: LVL UP, Pixies, Grandaddy
SXSW Schedule
March 13
9:30pm – Strange Brew @ Hotel Vegas
March 14
3:45pm – ????
March 15
8:35pm – New Professor Records Showcase @ The Liberty
March 16
8:00pm – The Alternative @ Shirley’s Temple

For more information on Goon, please visit:

 Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Jake Whitener: whitener@bighassle.com
HANSON


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2017 finds HANSON celebrating 25 years together as a band, during which they released six studio albums, collectively selling over 16 million albums. Their single “Mmmbop” was #1 in 27 countries, and the band has maintained a massive and loyal fanbase that loves them as much now as ever.

 
SXSW Schedule
March 16 
6:00pm – Grammys Block Party
1:30pm – Tulsa Showcase @ The Bungalow
March 17
10:00am – KGSR Performance @
7.15pm – Paste / Daytrotter Session
March 18
6:15pm – Whole Foods Invasion Show @ Whole Foods Market Rooftop


For more information on Hanson, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com

Jealous of the Birds


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

(Named one of NPR’s Artists to Watch)

Jealous Of The Birds from North Ireland, is the name that Naomi Hamilton performs under.  She hasn’t released anything in the US yet, but a single is coming soon.
 
RIYL: Feist, Laura Marling, Cat Power
SXSW Schedule
March 15
8:00 pm – The British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30
March 16
2:20 pm – Full Irish Breakfast @ BD Riley’s
8:00 pm – Official SXSW Showcase @ St. David’s Bethell Hall
March 18
TBD – El Sapo Botanas y Burgers
For more information on Jealous of the Birds, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Jim Merlis: jim@bighassle.com
Jim and Sam


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On November 3rd, 2016 Jim and Sam began a year long experiment where

they will play one show every day for a year. This is not your average tour. Jim and Sam will be playing everywhere from traditional music venues to comedy shows, nonprofits, private parties, schools, nursing homes, factories, TV shows, Alamos, under the stars, across the blue ocean, and anywhere in between. This is THE ANYWHERE EVERYDAY TOUR. HustleTV
 
RIYL:  The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile

 

Listen to “Technicolor Lights”:
 
SXSW Schedule
March 15 
6:00pm – SXSW Second Stage @ Hyatt Regency Austin
March 16
9:00pm –  @ STEPHEN F’S BAR
March 17  
8:00pm VICTORIAN ROOM @ The Driskill

For more information on Jim and Sam, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Emily Ginsberg: ginsberg@bighassle.com

Kid Wave


Kid Wave is the brainchild of songwriter and musician Lea Emmery. Their debut album Wonderlust came out via Heavenly Recordings in 2015 to critical praise. Kid Wave are known for being an energetic live act and have since sold out headlining shows across Europe and toured with acts like The Vaccines, Stereophonics and The Shins.

RIYL: Best Coast, Middle Kids, Florence and the Machines

 

Listen to “Everything Changes”:
 
SXSW Schedule
March 17  
3:00pm – Music For Listeners @ El Sapo
4:00pm – Collide @ Bar 96
10:00pm – SXSW Showcase @ Javelina
March 18
3:30pm – Boomfantasy @ Kebabalicious
7:00pm – SXSW Showcase @ The Sheraton
For more information on Kid Wave, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Jake Whitener: whitener@bighassle.com
Las Rosas

Las Rosas came hurtling out of Brooklyn with their proper debut full-length, Everybody Gets Exactly What They Want, and after a lengthy European tour are coming back Stateside to show Austin what they’re made of. Comprised of members of Harlem and Wild Yaks, these three have taken what made those bands great and made it entirely their own.

RIYL: Shannon & The Clams, Black Lips, Harlem, Wild Yaks
SXSW Schedule
March 18
10:45pm – BURGERMANIA @ Hotel Vegas
For more information on Las Rosas, please visit:

Website

 

For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Zack Kraimer: zack@bighassle.com

Lillie Mae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

(Named one of NPR’s Artists to Watch)

Having proved her immense talent in her years touring alongside Jack White as a member of his band, Lillie Mae is ready to strike out on her own. With Forever And Then Some, her Third Man Records debut and produced by White himself, there’s no stopping Lillie Mae from claiming the country world as her own. HustleTV
RIYL: Patti Smith, Tammy Wynette, Stevie Nicks
Listen to “Over The Hill And Through The Woods”:
 
SXSW Schedule
March 15  
9:00pm – COLLiDE @ Bar 96
March 16
TBD – ACL Bloody Mary Morning @ GSD&M Backyard
3:00pm – Twangfest @ Broken Spoke
7:30pm – Spicewood, TX @ Luck Reunion
For more information on Lillie Mae, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:

Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com
Zack Kraimer: zack@bighassle.com

Missio
Misso is an alternative electronic duo from Austin,TX with chillwave sounds and melancholy vibe. Their current single “Middle Fingers” has over 300,000 streams on Spotify after just 5 weeks and is flying up the alternative radio charts. Their album will be released later in the year. HustleTV
RIYL: BASECAMP, XYLØ, Said the Sky
SXSW Schedule
March 13
8:00pm @ Swan Dive Patio
March 18
8:00pm @ Empire Control Room
March 19
11:00pm @ The Townsend
For more information on Missio, please visit:
Website

For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com

Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins has a rich variation of range to perfectly pair with her pop noir sound. Atkins recently wrote and recorded a track, “A Little Crazy”, for HBO’s series Roadies. She has recently announced her vintage soul inspired album, GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE, that will come out this year on Single Lock Records.

 
RIYL: Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Marie Queenie Lyons
Listen to “A Little Crazy”:
March 15
TBD – Shakeup at Weather Up @ the Weather Up
1:50am – New Frontier Showcase @ The Parish
March 16
TBD – NoiseTrade / Pledge FryeDays @ The Blackheart
March 17
8:00pm – Wild Honey Pie Party @ Weather Up
March 18 
PANEL @ 3:30: The Crowdsourcing Myth
For more information on Nicole Atkins, please visit:

Website

For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is a legendary singer/songwriter and an enduring live performer from England. The formers Soft Boys member has carried an eccentric persona and a psychedelic sound into his self-titled album that will be released April 21.

RIYL: The dB’s, Julian Cope, Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, Robyn Hitchcock
Listen to “I Want To Tell you What I Want”:
SXSW Schedule
March 17
9:35 @ Central Presbyterian Church
For more information on Robyn Hitchcock, please visit:

Website

For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Ken Weinstein: weinstein@bighassle.com
Sarah Bethe Nelson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sarah Bethe Nelson is a songwriter and longtime bartender based in San Francisco’s Mission District. For Oh, Evolution, her second full-length on the venerable Burger Records, Nelson took to her experiences as a bartender and distilled them into crystalline, concise musings on human nature and relationships.

RIYL: Mazzy Star, Hope Sandoval, Nuggets
SXSW Schedule
March 16
2:55pm – Weinermania III @ Spiderhouse Cafe
March 17,
10:10pm – Burger’s Pearl St. Pool Party @ Pearl St. Co-Op

March 18
9:30pm – BURGERMANIA @ Hotel Vegas
For more information on Sarah Bethe Nelson, please visit:

Website

 
For press inquiries, please reach out to:
Zack Kraimer: zack@bighassle.com
US Weekly


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Austin, TX punk/no-wave four piece US Weekly draws influence from the stranger corners of the SST catalogue, but finds the band expanding their sound to incorporate skewed new wave, krautrock, pop, and jazz/funk. HustleTV


RIYL:
 Ceremony, Fucked Up, New Order
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HustleTV & DJ Hustle Presents: Driven Focus 12

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DJ Hustle aka Hot Hands has put new music in the mix.  Hustle is on the  turntables giving you Driven Focus  Mix series. DJ Hustle is in this mix on HustleTV.

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Listen to DJ Hustle as he is slapping the hits from the streets. Follow Hustle on Twitter @DJHustle or Instagram DJHustle2407

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Bebe Rexha ft Ty Dolla $ign – Bad B*tch (Clean)
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Pitbull ft. Stephen Marley – Options (Clean)
05:14
Rae Sremmurd – Swang (Clean / Short Edit) – 5A
07:43
Big Sean – Moves (Hype Intro / Clean) – 2A
08:20
Big Sean – Moves (Hype Intro / Clean) – 2A
08:43
Schoolboy Q f. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (Radio Edit)
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iHeartRadio Music Awards Live In Los Angeles

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HustleTV iHeart Radio News…  Though only eight performers rocked the stage at Sunday’s (Mar. 5) iHeartRadio Music Awards, it was still more than enough to fill out two hours’ worth of primetime entertainment — starting with Katy Perry treadmilling on a giant hamster wheel, and ending with Bruno Mars digging into his back catalog (in track pants!). Here are the night’s eight performances, ranked from worst to best.

8. Katy Perry, “Chained to the Rhythm”

Maybe it was exhaustion from the two awards shows (on two continents) at which she’s already performed her new single in the past month, but for her third go with “Chained to the Rhythm,” Katy Perry didn’t quite seem to have it, bringing a slightly lower intensity and sounding pitchy in spots. Still, the set design had its moments — the giant hamster and accompanying wheel being an obvious highlight — and the high-five with Halsey in the crowd was nice.HustleTV

7. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” / “Castle on the Hill”

Old hat for Ed at this point — he’s spent most of 2017 performing one or both of these songs at award shows, and though both the loop-built rendition of “Shape” and the full-band run through “Castle” were enjoyable, there wasn’t a ton new to recommend either. Gotta love that peerless Khaled intro, though — next time, let’s have that duo’s Miami adventures played in photo montage behind Sheeran’s performance.

6. The Chainsmokers feat. Chris Martin, “Paris” / “Something Just Like This”

Of all the multi-song performances of the night, this one made the most sense — neither “Paris” or “Something” feels like quite enough on its own, but as two halves of a whole, it made for one of the night’s more satisfying (if not particularly challenging) performances. Nice of Chris Martin to keep showing up for these things, too, though he always was rock’s quintessential good sport.

5. Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

More of an elaborate pop production than country performances usually get at award shows, with Rhett sauntering his way through choreography (not his) and meta-set design on his way from his couch to the stage. Still, the performance mostly worked because of Rhett’s easy affability, making him seem like a star worthy of essentially being country’s sole musical representative at the night’s awards.

4. Shawn Mendes, “Mercy”

Not quite worthy of the near-superhero billing given to him by Daya and Bebe Rexha’s intro, but Mendes does seem to get more self-assured at every awards show, and his performance of “Mercy” was certainly among the night’s strongest. Not sure what was going on with that psychedelic set, though.

3. Big Sean, “Voices in My Head” / “Bounce Back” / “Moves”

Not the most show-stopping of performances, and the backup dancers that showed up late in the performance actually proved mostly unnecessary, but Sean himself was undeniably winning, keeping his three-song performance moving (semi-pun semi-intended) with impressive energy. Dude just seemed pumped to be there, and there’s certainly something to be said for that.

2. Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth, “Make Me (Cry)”

A little unpolished in delivery — this was Noah Cyrus’ first awards show performance, and the anxiousness definitely showed a little — but still charming in both its instrumental unpredictability and in Cyrus’ impressive pipes, big-upped with no small amount of gushing by big sis Miley before performance’s start. Don’t be surprised if the minor hit becomes a major hit not long after this.

1. Bruno Mars, “Treasure” / “That’s What I Like”

Innovator may be something of a stretch for 2010s pop’s finest retro-fitter, but no doubt that whatever the ensemble, Bruno wears it well — including at these awards, where he made his medley of “Treasure” (a throwback at four years old) and new smash “That’s What I Like” work as seamlessly as his jacket-and-track-pants combo. Even if he’s not exactly radio’s first name in pushing things forward, he always makes the present a pretty OK place to be. HustleTV

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Innovator Award: Bruno Mars

Song of the Year: 
WINNER: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
“Stressed Out” – twenty one pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 
WINNER: Adele
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Selena Gomez
Sia

Male Artist of the Year: 
Drake
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®:
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Bryson Tiller
Kelsea Ballerini
The Strumbellas
Joss Favela
CNCO

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 
Coldplay
DNCE
Florida Georgia Line
The Chainsmokers
WINNER: twenty one pilots

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
Alessia Cara
Daya
Lukas Graham
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
ZAYN

Pop Album of the Year: 25 – Adele

Producer of the Year: (New Category)
WINNER: Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Mike Elizondo
The Chainsmokers

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Bored to Death” – blink-182
“Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
WINNER: “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
“Ride” – twenty one pilots
“Trouble” – Cage The Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
blink-182
Cage The Elephant
Coldplay
The Strumbellas
WINNER: twenty one pilots

Alternative Rock Album of the Year: Blurryface – twenty one pilots

Rock Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Bang Bang” – Green Day
“Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
“The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
“The Sound Of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Disturbed
Five Finger Death Punch
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Shinedown
Volbeat

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)
Foals
Kaleo
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Red Sun Rising
WINNER: The Strumbellas

Rock Album of the Year: Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – Metallica

Country Song of the Year:
“Church Bells” – Carrie Underwood
“Snapback” – Old Dominion
WINNER: “Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley
“T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
“You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
WINNER: Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)
Chris Lane
Chris Stapleton
Granger Smith
WINNER: Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

Country Album of the Year: Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Dance Song of the Year:
WINNER: “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
“Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Flume
Major Lazer
WINNER: The Chainsmokers

Dance Album of the Year: Collage – The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 
“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
“Controlla” – Drake
“For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
WINNER: “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
“Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Desiigner
DJ Khaled
WINNER: Drake
Future
J. Cole

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)
WINNER: Chance The Rapper
Desiigner
D.R.A.M.
Kent Jones
Kevin Gates

R&B Song of the Year:
“Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
“Needed Me” – Rihanna
“No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
“Sorry” – Beyoncé
WINNER: “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 
Beyoncé
Bryson Tiller
Rihanna
WINNER: The Weeknd
Usher

R&B Album of the Year: Anti – Rihanna

Latin Song of the Year: 
“Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
“De Pies A Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
WINNER: “Duele El Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
“La Carretera” – Prince Royce
“Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 
Enrique Iglesias
J Balvin
WINNER: Nicky Jam
Prince Royce
Yandel

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)
Carlos Rivera
Christian Daniel
WINNER: CNCO
IAmChino
Sofia Reyes

Latin Album of the Year: Energía – J Balvin

Regional Mexican Song of the Year: 
“Amor Del Bueno” – Calibre 50
“Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
“Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
“¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
WINNER: “Solo Con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
Banda Los Recoditos
WINNER: Calibre 50
Gerardo Ortiz
Remmy Valenzuela

Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Recuerden Mi Estilo – Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)  
Belly
WINNER: Bryson Tiller
Dreezy
Kayla Brianna
Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)
Adriel Favela
Banda Los Sebastianes
Cheyo Carrillo
WINNER: Joss Favela
La Séptima Banda

Best Tour: A Head Full of Dreams Tour – Coldplay 

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“7 Years” – Lukas Graham
“Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Heathens” – twenty one pilots
WINNER: “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
“Scars To Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
“Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
“You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
WINNER: “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
WINNER: “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony
“Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
“Hands to Myself” – DNCE
“Here” – Shawn Mendes
“How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
“Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
“Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
“Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
“Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
“Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
WINNER: “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
Heathens” – twenty one pilots (Suicide Squad)
“Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
“Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
“Heathens” – twenty one pilots
“Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
“Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
“Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
“This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
“Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category 
Hey Violet
WINNER: Pierce the Veil
PVRIS
Sleeping With Sirens
Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category  
Alex Aiono from YouTube
Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
Emma McGann from YouNow
Hailey Knox from YouNow
WINNER: Jack and Jack from Snapchat
Jacob Sartorius from Musical.ly
Marcus Perez from Facebook
Steph Clavin from Instagram
Todrick Hall from YouTube
xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category
5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
Ariana Grande – Arianators
Beyoncé – Beyhive
Britney Spears – Britney Army
Demi Lovato – Lovatics
WINNER: Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
Justin Bieber – Beliebers
Katy Perry – KatyCats
Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
Selena Gomez – Selenators
Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
twenty one pilots – #twentyonepilots

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Lady Gaga To Replace Beyonce At Coachella

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Lady Gaga will headline both weekends of Coachella, HustleTV has learned, replacing Beyonce, who postponed her performance after announcing she was pregnant with twins.

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Gaga will fill in for Beyoncé on consecutive Saturday nights (April 15 and  22) at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. Officials with festival organizers Goldenvoice and AEG Live are finalizing plans to bring Gaga’s huge stage production to Coachella and will make the announcement in the coming days, say sources.HustleTV 

 

 

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HustleTV Presents: & DJ Hustle Driven Focus #10

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DJ Hustle DJ Hustle is one of the most prolific DJ personalities from the West Coast.  With multiple appearances in music videosand national commercials, his face will soon be on of those you will recognize on sight.  DJ Hustle and his HustleTV program brings his viewer exclusive access to some of the biggest names in the the music world.  HustleTV is one of the must stop-ins for entertainment personalities when they hit the Los Angeles area.
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O.T. Genasis – Push It (Clean)
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O.T. Genasis – Push It (Clean)
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Drake ft The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – Pop Style (Clean)
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Chance The Rapper ft 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – No Problem (Clean)
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2 Chainz ft Kanye West – Birthday Song (CLEAN) [DONK BIRTHDAY CLAP INTRO]

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Tank Ft. Chris Brown, Siya & Sage The Gemini – #BDAY (Clean / Short Edit)
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Trap Beckham – Birthday B*tch (Clean)
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50 Cent – In Da Club (CLEAN-Dj Phase Refix)
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50 Cent – In Da Club (CLEAN-Dj Phase Refix)
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DJ Khaled ft. Drake x Too Short – For Free (Hype Intro / Transition 90-103 / Clean)
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Iggy Azalea – Team (Mastamonk Twerk Remix / Clean)
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GLOWINTHEDARK & Hasse de Moor – Pop That A$$ (Twerk / Dirty) – 11A
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Lil Jon x Fatman Scoop – Bend Ova [Kaos & Dynamiq Hype / Aca In / Dirty / Short Edit]
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ODB – Got Your Money
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Rihanna – B*tch Better Have My Money (Super Clean / Intro)
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Rihanna – B*tch Better Have My Money (Super Clean / Intro)
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Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ Tops Latin Airplay Chart

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HustleTV Music News… Luis Fonsi’s latest single “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee, lifts 2-1 on the Latin Airplay chart (dated March 11), scoring each act their seventh career chart-topper. The ascent marks Fonsi’s first Latin Airplay No. 1 since 2009, when “Aqui Estoy Yo” topped the tally. Daddy Yankee most recently crowned the list in 2016 when “Vaiven” spent a week at the top (Jan. 23).

The capping climb is due to a 13 percent increase at the format, to 18.2 million audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 26, according to Nielsen Music. Both act’s hometown station WKAQ, San Juan, Puerto Rico (a Univision Radio station), was a top contributor with 77 weekly spins of the song.

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Univision Communications, Inc.’s vice president, managing director of radio strategy Ismar Santa Cruz tells Billboard, “Luis Fonsi took a heritage sound that he has been known for and successfully adapted it to the sounds that are impacting the market and our audience today.” Adding, “the inclusion of Daddy Yankee as a featured artist added an additional rhythmic element by a core star artist that complemented the track very well.”

Fonsi, who has dotted the chart with 30 songs since debuting in 1998, has traditionally been known known for his ballads. “Despacito” is his first foray into a more rhythmic, reggaeton sound aided by a pioneer in reggaeton’s shift into the mainstream, Daddy Yankee (the record holder for most chart hits on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Songs chart, with 59).  HustleTV 

Univision’s WXNY, New York also championed the track with 45 plays (and 1.2 million audience impressions). Of its nationwide draw, Santa Cruz comments “Univision listeners are really relating to the rhythm and lyrics— and we’re seeing that in various formats across multiple top markets including Puerto Rico, Miami, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles, among others.”

Santa Cruz sums up the tracks appeal, “all in all, the track really hits on all levels, and we see it resonating to that degree with our audiences.”

Luis Fonsi’s Seven No. 1s on Latin Airplay
Title, peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Imaginame Sin Ti,” Sept. 9, 2000 (two weeks)
“Abrazar La Vida,” May 22, 2004 (one week)
“Nada Es Para Siempre,” Aug. 27, 2005 (one week)
“Tu Amor,” Feb. 24, 2007 (one week)
“No Me Doy Por Vencido,” (19 weeks)
“Aqui Estoy Yo,” June 13, 2009 (one week)
“Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee, March 11 (one week, so far)

Elsewhere, “Despacito” concurrently spends a fourth straight week at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart thanks to increased digital sales and steady streams, in addition to the on-air rise.

For a third consecutive week it is the most streamed Spanish-language song in the U.S., supporting its stay atop Hot Latin Songs (despite a 3 percent dip to 7.6 million plays in the week ending Feb. 23). YouTube accounts for nearly half of the streams (49 percent), where the music video for the track has collected over 369 million global views since its Jan. 12 release. Digital sales also aid the ranking, hiking 11 percent, to 9,000 downloads sold. HustleTV 

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Zendaya & Prince Royce New Bachata Collab

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HustleTV Music News Prince Royce’s new album Five is packed with star-studded collaborations, and one of them is his duet with Zendaya titled “X.” The bilingual bachata tune is the first collab between the two, and following the release of the track, Zendaya and Prince Royce are giving their fans a behind-the-scenes look at how the single was created.

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In a clip shared on social media, the pair get their bachata on, dancing away in the studio, and you can hear Zendaya say, “Watch out, I’m about to do a whole album,” after she records in Spanish, even though she “has no idea” what she’s saying. HustleTV