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Drake Sets Single-Year Recordat 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Drake stole the show at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in more ways than one, taking home 13 honors, surpassing Adele’s mark as the artist with the most BBMA wins in one night, delivering a fiery performance in the middle of the famous Bellagio fountain and, maybe, getting himself a date after hitting on co-host Vanessa Hudgens during his acceptance speech for winning Top Billboard 200 Album for ViewsHustleTV



“It’s crazy that we’re all here on earth for a limited amount of time, and we gotta show love while we’re here,” he said on stage midway through the telecast, before getting straight to the point: “Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight.” (Hudgens acknowledged that shortly afterward by asking if she was on the invite list for Drake’s afterparty.) HustleTV

By then, Drake had already racked up 12 BBMAs — 10 in the pre-telecast categories, and one earlier in the show for Top Male Artist — on his way to a record-breaking 13 victories, which he achieved with the evening’s final honor, Top Artist, to overtake Adele’s previous record of 12 in 2012. It’s an impressive number for an artist who utterly dominated 2016, shattering streaming records over and over again with the success of his album Views and its monster single “One Dance” featuring Wiz Kid and Kyla. DJ Hustle


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Future Zips Through His Hits, Shares Spotlight with Migos & Drake at Coachella 2017

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HustleTV  Music News  Future:  As the sun set on the Indio Valley for Day 2 of the Coachella Music Festival on Saturday (April 15), Future came alive in the nighttime.

Rap’s melody connoisseur and drug-laden wordsmith came fully prepared for his Coachella debut, keeping the energy a 100 emoji while showing the breadth of his catalog. Alongside Ty Dolla $ign , the Atlanta MC launched his set at 7:31 p.m. PT with “Blasé” before hitting his turn-up anthems “New Level” (the A$AP Ferg-hosted cut), “Same Damn Time” and “Sh-t.”

The three-screen Jumbotron featured an assortment of visuals which included scantily clad women shaking their bottoms, distorted images of Future and a Sprite bottle or the Freebandz crew as well as vicious dog bites. While his frequent tour mate DJ Esco tried to pit a battle of the littest between both sides of the audience, the real winner was any member of the Future Hive.

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Future’s performance was equal parts screwed-face soundtrack (“Stick Talk,” “I Thought It Was a Drought” and “Where Ya At”) and sing along (“Fresh Air” and “Incredible”). After cementing his own piece of history with back-to-back Billboard 200 No. 1 albums Future and HNDRXX earlier this year, the rapper knows how to cater to different tastes and demographics in his fan base without alienating his creative process. HustleTV 

Luckily for Coachella-goers, he’s also not selfish with the output. Migos invaded the Coachella stage for performances of Culture cuts “T-Shirt” and “Bad and Boujee.” To preface Drake’s cameo, Future told the crowd, “We gotta turn this shit all the way up. I want everybody jumpin’ — that’s my goal tonight.” The 6 God then took over for abbreviated renditions of “Jumpman” and “Gyalchester.” The More Life MC also made a special request before exiting: “Can we just have a real Coachella moment and sing one song together?” He then conducted a chorus class-style performance of “Fake Love.”

​There were tender moments in the set, like Future performing the vulnerable number “My Collection” and The Weeknd-assisted “Coming Out Strong.” His parting gift, though, was the hit that launched a thousand challenge videos, “Mask Off,” which boasts the street commandments “Chase a check/ Never chase a b-tch.” Though unfiltered and direct in delivery, his latest releases show that Future continues to even outdo himself.  HustleTV 


How Grammy Weekend Makes $82M For the L.A. Economy

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From Feb. 9 through Feb. 12, the city of Los Angeles will experience an economic boom that hits everything from ­restaurants and hotels to the local drug market. Where in years past out-of-town artists and executives might have done the Grammy Awards in a quick 48-hour turnaround, for many they now represent an extended weekend, which means big business for the local economy.

According to the city’s Tourism & Convention Board and Micronomics, the 2014 Grammys brought in $82 ­million from ­shopping, transportation and entertainment, among other sources. More than 8,800 Grammy attendees were from out of town and on average stayed four nights and spent $744 per day. HustleTV

That four-day average is a recent phenomenon. “People used to come in the night before, and if they were performing, they would rehearse during the day and then leave the next morning,” says Todd Orlich, GM of the Montage Beverly Hills. “But people are taking more time to ­experience our city.”

What hotels don’t see much of is planning ahead. “Never,” says Orlich. “When the awards come out, you get the rush. You get probably 15 to 20 ­reservations that day that are specifically geared toward Grammy weekend. Everybody else, the other 150 rooms that we book, all come within seven days,” adds Orlich, who will hold rooms for certain regulars until they know their plans. HustleTV

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Hotels popular with Grammygoers also can ­accommodate music-­specific needs. The Montage turns public spaces like yoga studios, presidential suites and ballrooms into rehearsal rooms for guests. “There’s a lot more sharing their art in the hotel to get ready for the ­performance,” says Orlich.

Not feeling a marked bounce, ­surprisingly, are ride-share ­companies like Uber and Lyft. “Stadium shows at the Rose Bowl are far bigger,” says one driver. “Only the Oscars make a difference. But only because it blocks a big chunk of Hollywood Boulevard.”

Another departure from the Academy Awards? Marijuana ­consumption. “The Grammys ­outperform the Oscars for weed — artists consume far more weed than actors,” says a local dealer. “Music is the reverse of a script: It’s an empty page and you’re vibing with other musicians, which makes pot a really social drug.” HustleTV

Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas.


2017 Grammy Nominations Signal a ‘New Reality’

Since many artists will log studio time while they are in Los Angeles, sativa strains, which are ­invigorating and conducive to ­socializing, are ­particularly in demand. “Most ­studios, especially those in the hip-hop world, are all about kushes,” says the dealer, “so I try to keep two to three kush strains in ­rotation, along with a kush hybrid.”

While the Oscars might be the gold standard for Hollywood, there’s a consensus among insiders that the Grammys are the most fun. “Everybody is so much cooler. Oscar and Golden Globe people are a little more controlled,” says Sunset Tower Hotel owner Jeff Klein. “Grammy ­artists don’t let a publicist tell them they have to behave a certain way.” HustleTV





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HustleTV & DJ Hustle Presents: Tuesday Morning Coffee Mix

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HustleTV Music News….  DJ Hustle aka Hot Hands has put new music in the mix.  Hustle is on the  turntables giving you

No Stress vol #1 quick mix series. DJ Hustle is in this mix on HustleTV.


Drake ft Rihanna – Too Good (Clean)
Pitbull – Freedom (Clean)
Rihanna ft Drake – Work (Liam Keegan Remix / Clean)
Calvin Harris – My Way
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This is What You Came For (Denis First RMX / Short Edit) – 8A
DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You (Transition 124-100 / Clean) – 5A
Kranium ft Tory Lanez – We Can (PeteDown Remix / Clean)
Kamaiyah – How Does It Feel (Clean)
The Chainsmokers – Closer (Jay Velar Edit)
Trinidad James ft Mystikal & Lil Dicky – Just A Lil Thick (Hype Intro / Clean) – 8A


Young M.A. – OOOUUU (Transition 100-83 / Clean)
Ty Dolla $ign ft. Joe Moses – Wavy (Transition 85-105 / Clean)
Bruno Mars x Pilot – 24K Magic (1974 Vintage Hype Intro / Clean)
YG – One Time Comin (Clean)
Jason Derulo – Kiss The Sky (Intro)
Bel Biv Devoe x Kideva – Poison (OG intro to That Girl Transition 112-123 / Clean)
Meghan Trainor – Me Too (Clean / Ends Cold)
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana – All The Way Up (Kue Remix)
YG ft Drake – Why You Always Hatin (Transition 124-93 / Clean)
Why You Always Hatin


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Meet the Producers Who Brought Dancehall Back to the Charts In 2016

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HustleTV  Top Dance Hall Producer’s  Dancehall, a sound largely absent from the charts in recent years, re-emerged in new ways in 2016, with big names like Justin Bieber (“Sorry”; “Cold Water” with Major Lazer), Rihanna (“Work”) and Drake (“Controlla,” “One Dance,” “Too Good”) riding island rhythms to multi-format ubiquity. Here’s a look at the producers who got American listeners back on the Caribbean wave. DJ Hustle

Sevn Thomas
Hometown: Toronto
Breakthrough Track: Drake, “10 Bands” (2015)
2016 Hit: Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”

Rupert “Sevn” Thomas grew up immersed in Jamaican sound system culture. His Jamaican-born parents were DJs, and his uncle was dancehall artist Rappa Robert; he was a child reggae singer before taking up hip-hop beats as he got older. When tropical house hit in 2015, Thomas says he and frequent collaborator Boi-1da saw an opportunity that would lead to them coming together to produce “Work.” “We were hearing tropical sounds and we wanted to authenticate it, and put our spin to it.” DJ Hustle

“Work” has opened doors for Thomas, who also produced Drake’s “Pop Style” this year, but he doesn’t intend to exploit the trend by flooding the market with more dancehall-inspired pop. “It’s almost like the industry has become saturated by people chasing ‘Work’ and trying to reproduce the same results,” Thomas says. “That song is one of a kind for a reason. Rihanna is actually West Indian, Drake understands the culture, PartyNextDoor is half Jamaican, I’m Jamaican, Boi-1da is Jamaican. It wasn’t forced.”

Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor
Age: 26
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Breakthrough Track: Mavado, “Weh Dem Ah Do” (2006)
2016 Hit: Drake, “Controlla”

The son of reggae great Freddie McGregor, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor has been producing professionally since he was 12. At 15, he ushered in a new era of dancehall with tracks like Mavado’s “Weh Dem Ah Do” (No. 27, Hip-Hop/R&B, Dec. 2006), bringing forth a darker-hued, orchestral approach to the genre. Now based in Miami, McGregor has added Ne-YoEstelleNelly FurtadoLianne La Havas and Shakira to his client list, while remaining one of dancehall’s most sought-after rhythm makers. “Controlla,” his highest-charting credit, grew from a group session at Miami’s Circle House Studio with Supa Dups and OVO producers including Boi-1da. “Me and Boi-1da got into a room together, and made a ton of tracks — maybe five, six beats,” he recalls. “When we made the beat for ‘Controlla,’ I remember he put it aside and said, ‘I think Drake is gonna like this one…'”

Jr Blender
Age: 37
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Breakthrough Track: Major Lazer feat. MØ and DJ Snake, “Lean On” (2015)
2016 Hit: Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MØ, “Cold Water”

Germany’s Jr Blender (Philip Meckseper) was best known for bootleg reggae remixes of Rihanna and Bruno Mars songs when he was recruited by Diplo to work on original tracks for Major Lazer three years ago. Since then, Blender has co-produced “Lean On” (2015) and “Cold Water,” the dancehall-inspired EDM outfit’s biggest hits to date. Each peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, and both blend dembow — the Jamaican-originated drum pattern that’s also the heartbeat of reggaeton — with soothing, Eastern-inspired melodies. “I spent maybe the last 20 years studying Jamaican music and trying to sound as authentically Jamaican as possible for a white guy from Germany,” says Blender, who also produced within the duo So Shifty. “It was relieving and fun for me to make something else but apply the things I learned making reggae on other music.” Now residing in L.A., he’s part of the core production team, along with Diplo and King Henry, working on Major Lazer’s upcoming fourth album, Music Is the WeaponDJ Hustle

Age: 30
Hometown: Toronto
Breakthrough Track: Drake, “Best I Ever Had” (2009)
2016 Hits: Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”; Drake, “Controlla”

Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels is among the most accomplished hip-hop producers of his generation, with credits for Jay ZKanye WestKendrick LamarEminem and his day-one client, Drake. The “Best I Ever Had” beatmaker, who moved to Toronto from Jamaica at age three, added another feather to his OVO cap this year as Rihanna’s “Work,” co-produced with Sevn Thomas, Allen Ritter, Kuk Harrell and Noah “40” Shebib, spent nine weeks atop the Hot 100, the singer’s longest-reigning No. 1. Musically rooted in Jamaican producer Richie Stephens’ “Sail Away” rhythm from 1998, “Work” preceded a ‘90s dancehall nostalgia wave (See also: Tory Lanez’s “LUV,” Fifth Harmony’s “All In My Head”) while warming radio up for the dancehall-lite singles from Drake’s Views, including Samuels’ own contribution, “Controlla.” DJ Hustle

Cashmere Cat
Age: 29
Hometown: Halden, Norway
Breakthrough Track: Ariana Grande, “Be My Baby” (2014)
2016 Hits: Tory Lanez, “LUV”; Kanye West, “Wolves”

Though the producer already has serious pop bona fides — most recently, via four songs on The Weeknd’s Starboy — he’s always had an ear for dancehall, citing Alkaline and Tommy Lee Sparta as some of his contemporary favorites. “I’d been playing this kind of music for a really long time, because all our DJ sets are just every kind of dance music,” he says. “But [“LUV”] was the first time I actually produced a song that really felt great like that.” The ­beatmaker, born Magnus Høiberg, cites fellow Norwegians Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen) as the people who inspired him to experiment with Caribbean music. “They made authentic-sounding songs, and they’re literally from the place I grew up,” he says. “They paved the way not just for me trying to do dancehall, but for Norwegian producers in general.”

Hoiberg says the Top 40 trend is “something that happens in waves, because [dancehall]’s incredibly catchy and global.” He adds, “I feel like right before this happened, every producer was like ‘When is fucking dancehall coming back?’” Sean Paul hopped on the “LUV” remix, which thrilled Høiberg. “My very first dancehall record turned into a Sean Paul song, which is really out of control.” HustleTV

Age: 31
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario
Breakthrough Track: Drake, “Hold On We’re Going Home” (2013)
2016 Hits: Drake, “One Dance,” “Too Good” feat. Rihanna; PartyNextDoor’s “Not Nice”

Paul Jefferies, known as Nineteen85, has worked with Drake since 2013’s Nothing Was The Same, but on Views he made himself indispensable. In addition to a solo production credit for “Hotline Bling,” he brought Drake his first Hot 100 No. 1 with “One Dance” (co-produced by Noah “40” Shebib and featured artist Wizkid) blending dancehall, Afrobeats and U.K. funky house for one of 2016’s truly global hits. Caribbean sounds were also central to Views single “Too Good” (featuring Rihanna, and co-produced with Supa Dups and Maneesh Bidaye) and PartyNextDoor’s “Not Nice” (also with Supa Dups), which sample dancehall stars Popcaan and Vybz Kartel, respectively. Jefferies, whose mother is Jamaican, says there was no master plan on his part. “I think a lot of it is timing — music always goes in cycles,” he says. “We had the Sean Paul/Elephant Man/Shaggy/Beenie Mantakeover in the early 2000s, so it was gonna happen again sooner or later. Toronto has so much influence on music right now, and Toronto’s urban music scene has always been heavily influenced by reggae.” HustleTV

Supa Dups
 “Age is nothing but a number”*
Hometown: Miami by way of Kingston, Jamaica
Breakthrough Track: Nina Sky, “Turnin’ Me On” (2004)
2016 Hits: Drake, “Controlla” and “Too Good” feat. Rihanna; PartyNextDoor, “Not Nice”

The founder of Miami sound system (or DJ crew) Black Chiney, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee transitioned into production a decade ago after a series of game-changing mixtapes featuring his hip-hop remixes of dancehall hits. (Diplo has called Black Chiney an inspiration for Major Lazer, whose Walshy Fire got his start with the collective). The Kingston native has produced tracks spanning reggae, R&B and hip-hop for Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sean Paul, Eminem, John Legend and Juicy J over the last decade but 2016 brought things full circle as his production for Drake (“Controlla,” “Too Good”) and PartyNextDoor (“Not Nice”) helped solidify the dancehall trend in hip-hop and R&B. Supa Dups cites growing camaraderie and increased cooperation between producers of West Indian descent as one reason for the revival. “We were friends for a long time, and this whole reggae sound started to come around,” he says of long-running relationships with people like “Controlla” collaborator Boi-1da and Nineteen85, his co-producer on “Too Good” and “Not Nice.” “Drake is always intrigued by the Caribbean sound so were all like ‘why not all get together and make it happen.’” HustleTV






Drake Celebrates ‘Views’ Quadruple Platinum Certification

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HustleTV Music News While 2016 has been a bummer for many, Drake is having a phenomenal year.

On Monday (Dec. 5), the RIAA announced that the hip-hop superstar’s fourth studio album, Views, has been officially been certified quadruple platinum. The honor marks 4 million units sold with 100 streams counting as one certifiable unit.

Views is Drake’s second album to hit the quadruple platinum milestone, following his 2011 sophomore release Take Care. The album was released April 29 and was certified double platinum June 9 and triple platinum on Aug. 3. HustleTV

Rihanna and Drake pose onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City. 


Drake & Rihanna Top Spotify’s Year-End Lists

In September, Apple Music announced Views was the streaming service’s first ever album to hit 1 billion streams. Last month, the album hit 3 billion streams on Spotify and last week topped its year-end lists as the most streamed artist in the United States and internationally. HustleTV

Drake celebrated the news on Instagram:








Drake Sets Record with 13 2016 American Music Awards Nominations

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HustleTV Music News  Drake broke a 32-year record for the most American Music Awards nominations with 13 nods, beating Michael Jackson‘s previous high mark of 11 from 1984. The “Hotline Bling” rapper leads all 2016 American Music Awards nominees with nods in categories including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song and Favorite R&B song, among others. If he wins in any of the categories it will make his first AMA win.

Rihanna was just behind Drizzy with seven nominations for the show that will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Adele and Justin Bieber picked up five nominations each, followed by four nods each for Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers and three for Bryson TillerTwenty One PilotsCarrie UnderwoodFetty Wap and the Weeknd.

Drake performs during the Summer Sixteen Tour at United Center on July 26, 2016 in Chicago.


King on Road: How Drake Mastered the Art of Touring with His Summer Sixteen Trek

Drake will go up against Adele, Beyoncé, Bieber, Selena GomezAriana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Underwood and The Weeknd for Artist of the Year; the 10 nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 8:59 a.m. PT. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 17 at 8:59 p.m. PT. The winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period. If Bieber wins the award he will tie current record hold Taylor Swift for the most wins (3). With eight past wins and this year’s five nominations, Bieber needs just one win to become one of the top 10 AMA winners of all time. HustleTV

The Chainsmokers will face a formidable group of acts for the coveted New Artist of the Year crown, including DNCEAlessia CaraShawn Mendes and Zayn Malik. American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Winners are voted entirely by fans, with voting opening today (Oct. 10) in all categories except New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, which will open on November 2nd.

Fans can vote for all category once per day, per platform in one or both of the below ways. For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform at AMAvote.com or by posting a tweet that includes the nominee’s Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s). The 2016 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers. HustleTV

The Chainsmokers during an interview with ABC's Nightline.


The Chainsmokers Talk Being ‘Two Dorky Dudes That Are Pretty Self-Deprecating’ on ABC News

See the full list of nominees below:


  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Weeknd



  • Alessia Cara
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Shawn Mendes
  • ZAYN



  • The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
  • Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”



  • Beyoncé
  • Madonna
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band



  • Justin Bieber “Sorry”
  • Desiigner “Panda”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”



  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd



  • Adele
  • Selena Gomez
  • Rihanna



  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Twenty One Pilots



  • Adele 25
  • Justin Bieber Purpose
  • Drake Views



  • Adele “Hello”
  • Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”



  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Blake Shelton



  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Cam
  • Carrie Underwood



  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band



  • Luke Bryan Kill the Lights
  • Chris Stapleton Traveller
  • Carrie Underwood Storyteller



  • Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Tim McGraw “Humble And Kind”
  • Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”



  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future



  • Drake Views
  • Drake & Future What A Time To Be Alive
  • Fetty Wap Fetty Wap



  • Desiigner “Panda”
  • Drake “Hotline Bling”
  • Fetty Wap “679”



  • Chris Brown
  • Bryson Tiller
  • The Weeknd



  • Beyoncé
  • Janet Jackson
  • Rihanna



  • Beyoncé Lemonade
  • Rihanna Anti
  • Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L



  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • Bryson Tiller “Don’t”



  • Coldplay
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • X Ambassadors



  • Adele
  • Rachel Platten
  • Meghan Trainor



  • J Balvin
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Nicky Jam



  • Lauren Daigle
  • Hillsong UNITED
  • Chris Tomlin



  • The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris
  • Major Lazer



  • Purple Rain
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Suicide Squad: The Album

Future’s New ‘Beast Mode 16’ Mixtape Will Feature Drake, Zaytoven Reveals

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HustleTV Music News….  Though 2016 is coming to a close, Future shows no signs of slowing down his campaign of delivering music at an unprecedented rate.

Having dropped his fourth studio album, Evol, and two mixtapes, Purple Reign and Project E.T., the Atlanta rapper is preparing to gift the #FutureHive with yet another dose of his Dirty Sprite flow before the new year hits. HustleTV

Earlier this week, producer Zaytoven shared that Beast Mode 16, the hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Beast Mode is finally finished. With many questions lingering about the project and what to expect from the rapper who has become a champion for album-quality mixtapes, Billboard caught up with Zaytoven on the red carpet of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2016 to discuss the forthcoming release.

“We should be dropping a single within two weeks,” he offered, continuing, “and it’s featuring Drake.” HustleTV 




Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ Arrives on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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HustleTV Music News…. Kanye West picks up his 97th charting hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Fade” bows at No. 39 on the Sept. 24-dated list. The entrance is a result of the track’s music video being widely released on Sept. 6 to YouTube, following an exclusivity period on Tidal. Overall streams for the song rise to 4.9 million (up 130 percent) in the week ending Sept. 8, according to Nielsen Music.

Since 2003, when West placed his first hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Through the Wire” (No. 8 peak), only two other artists have had more charting titles: Lil Wayne (141) and Drake (143).




Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry Dishes on His Mixtape, Getting Pumped to Drake & Country Music

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HustleTV Music News…. The city of Miami is used to superstar athletes. And it’s a music industry city, so it prefers they have a little extra style.

When Dwayne Wade left the Miami Heat to sign with the Chicago Bulls this July, it marked the end of an era. The Miami Heat’s championship-winning dynasty saw LeBron James get more attention, but Wade was revered differently: as a homegrown talent, one who wasn’t lured away as a free agent, but drafted all the way back in 2003. So, who’s going to take his place?

The (Miami) Florida Panthers made the playoffs this year, and the Miami Marlins have 2016 Home Run Derby champ Giancarlo Stanton, but Miami’s never been a hockey town nor a baseball town. There’s basketball and then there’s football, and in football, the bright young hope is Miami Dolphins third-year wide receiver Jarvis Landry. HustleTV

Landry — nicknamed “Juice” — got drafted out of LSU in 2014 and was an instant NFL spark plug, the type of player who demands his coaches constantly figure out ways to get the ball in his hands. He holds the NFL record for most catches over a player’s first two seasons (194), was the NFL’s highest-rated return man last year, and if lines like those mean nothing to you, just watch this incredible catch.

Landry demands attention on the football field, and with a new football season commencing, he’s an up-and-comer general pop-culture heads should pay attention to as well. Specifically, he’s working on a mixtape.

“It’s a real project, about 65 to 70 percent done,” he tells Billboard, referencing a tweet he sent out last year. NFL notables like Le’Veon Bell and Christine Michael have dropped mixtapes in recent years, so Landry isn’t the torchbearer of a new trend, but what he could do is push it into uncharted, genre-hopping territory. Like many a millennial, Landry’s favorite artist is Drake, but he’s a country fan as well, who’s taken up guitar.

“Being from Louisiana, I was raised around such a music culture, I wanted to develop those same skills with instruments,” he said. David NailBrantley GilbertKenny Chesney are among Landry’s country favorites. Toss in that Drake influence, and — what’s that? — a sweet-talking, talk-rapping crossover heartthrob like Sam Hunt?

But unlike Hunt — a Division I college quarterback who gave up pro football for a music career — Landry is a budding NFL superstar and all NFL players (not just budding superstars) have to devote massive amounts of their time towards training and practicing. The remaining 25 to 30 percent of that mixtape could take some time, and even if it’s a pump fake entirely, we’ve already seen him smash a guitar alongside Pitbull, thanks to the Dolphins’ home field being renamed Hard Rock Stadium last month. HustleTV

It looks like a lot of fun (and it probably is), but Jarvis and the Dolphins would tell you their primary goal is to restore Miami’s winning ways, since the team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2008. He spoke about all of the above in a recent chat with Billboard.

Do you listen to music to get pumped up before playing?

Of course. Who doesn’t, right? My playlist on game day kind of varies. Some days I may be in an R&B mood and that’s what pumps me up, and some days it may be country, some days it may be hip-hop or just a Drake album. My playlist on game day varies, it always has.

I always hear locker rooms listen to a lot of hip-hop, so it’s interesting you say country, too. 

A lot of people would think that rap or whatever is supposed to get you pumped up, but sometimes for me it doesn’t do it; sometimes it’s a love song and I just need to be calm when I take the field. Other times it’s a rap song and I go out and I play with a whole other level of intensity. But at the same time, I’m willing to believe the calmer I am before a game, the better I play.

I know you like Drake a lot. Is he good for listening before games? 

Absolutely. Take Care is probably the best album, and it’s probably the slowest one too, but that’s one of the albums I listened to before games in college. That’s one of those albums that made it through the test of time with me in the sports world.

How did you get into playing guitar?

I got into seeing my teammates play. Being from Louisiana, raised around such a music culture, I wanted to develop those same skills with instruments. When I made it to the NFL, one of my teammates used to play in the lobby when we went on break in between our practices and I was like, ‘You know what, pass me your guitar and I’m gonna just learn.’ I got a guy to come help me out. I knew a couple of the basics already. The guy came in and taught me a couple of things. I’ve been a work in progress ever since.

Have you ever linked up with Darius Rucker? He’s a huge Dolphins fan.

I know, man. I haven’t gotten an opportunity to hookup with him or even had an opportunity chat with him. He’s been to a couple of games. Never really had an opportunity to meet with him though.

 Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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 Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

What do you think of the Miami Dolphins’ fight song?

I’d say it’s a bit outdated, but it’s history, and I love it. So, maybe we can do the same words and just change the beat. I think that’d be more appealing to the fans.

Have you heard the T-Pain version of the fight song

No, I haven’t.

Check it out. Though, remember, he did perform for the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl banner raising on opening day last year. 

Of course, bandwagoners. That’s what bandwagoners do.

Last year, you tweeted about dropping a mixtape. Were you being serious?

It’s still on the way. I’m still working on it. I’ve been working on it.

It’s a real project you’re working on? 

Yes, it’s a real project.

How far are along is it? 

It’s about 65-70 percent done.

And, you said no features? 

No features. I don’t need no help.

Are you rapping or singing, too? What’s it sound like? 

A little bit of everything. I’m not really a singer… but there’s certain things you can do as far as audio filters that kind of makes your voice sound reasonable, so I got a couple of things coming.

Where do you find inspiration for lyrics? 

I like to talk about my life. I feel like when you listen to music, it’s almost like the same thing over and over, but of course as time goes on, rappers evolve, lyrical play evolves. So for me — I mean kind of like Drake — if you want to know what I’ve been doing or where I’ve been, listen to my lyrics; it’s all in there. I just try to be honest and put words together.

I know you’re not using features, but who else on the team do you think could spit a guest verse? 

Ooooh… I don’t know, that’s a tough one. But I’d have to go with Jay Ajayi. I heard a couple songs that he’s done. I think he’s the one that has a lyrical future.

Did you see [head coach] Adam Gase plays guitar? He jammed with Melissa Etheridge at a charity event. 

No, I didn’t… I’ma have to ask about that. That might be somebody else we can add to the Jarvis Landry-Darius Rucker duo.

Winning on the field, and then making awesome music. I’ve been a fan for 20 years, so I’m really excited for what you can do with the new coach.

I feel we got a good squad. We had a good team last year. We lost a couple guys, obviously, this year in free agency, but we had a great team last year. But just with everything going on, it spiraled out of control from coaches to… I don’t think guys not wanting to play, but it just didn’t feel right.

The Dolphins have a rough start to this season, opening on the road against Seattle and New England.

It’s a good measuring stick too; it’s a good way to see where we are. They’re two of the best defenses in the league. It’s a good way to start the season.