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Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne & Dipset To Headline 2018 A3C Festival

Atlanta, GA – The 2018 A3C Festival has booked the Wu-Tang Clan as one of its headliners to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The legendary group will be joined on the bill by Lil Wayne and Dipset. PRhyme, J.I.D, Curren$y, Young M.A, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Childish Major and Deante Hitchcock round out the lineup as of April 24. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. This year’s A3C Festival takes place on October 6 and 7 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Before the musical festivities, A3C will host a three-day conference across multiple venues in the ATL, which begins on October 3. Tickets for the 2018 festival and conference are available at A3C’s official site.

Kobalt’s Revenue Grows 23.5 Percent, While Net Losses Continue to Widen

The rise in income represents the company’s largest annual percentage increase in three years. As usual, Kobalt enjoyed explosive revenue growth while widening annual losses in its most recent fiscal year filings with Companies House, the U.K. equivalent of the U.S. SEC’s EDGAR system. For the year ended June 30, 2017, Kobalt lost $34.8 million over nearly $321 million in total revenue, according to its filings which were filed April 9 and became available for viewing earlier this month. That performance compares with a $30.04 million net loss in the prior year, when revenues were nearly $260 million. With revenue growing 23.5 percent, that represents its largest annual percentage increase in three years. The statistic is even more impressive considering Kobalt no longer counts...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce First Shows Since 2014

Neil Young is about ready to bring Crazy Horse out of the barn. The veteran rocker posted a note on his Neil Young Archives page confirming that the fitfully active group would return to the stage May 1 and 2 at Warnors Theatre in Fresno, California. “First time in a long time, live on stage. No rehearsal,” Neil tersely stated in the post, describing what will take place onstage. And considering the Horse’s reputation as a notoriously mercurial onstage creature, this news should have fans worked up in an anticipatory frenzy. The news follows Neil claiming in a Rolling Stone interview that Neil Young and Crazy Horse has “an incredible album in the can that’s a recent album. Alchemy.” Whether new material from this album will actually be debuted is anyone’s guess, but one auxiliary Horseman ...

Kehlani Posts the Cutest Throwback Photo for Her 23rd Birthday

Kehlani turned 23 on Tuesday (April 24) and she took to social media to thank her friends, family and fans for making her birthday particularly special. “getting an overwhelming amount of love in the texts dm’s comments and tags,” the songstress wrote alongside an adorable baby photo of herself in a Barney the Dinosaur birthday hat. “just wanna say a massive thank you for being so genuine to me & making me feel so warm and full today. 23 feels abundant. love y’all. #taurusszn” She also uploaded a sweet photo from her Australian tour supporting Halsey, at which she was surprised with a birthday cake on stage. “thanks team for the cakes too y’all f–king crazy,” she wrote. See below. 

Music Modernization Act Heads to Vote in House Tomorrow

Earlier this month, the bill was passed by the House Judiciary Committee with a 32-0 vote. The Music Modernization Act is scheduled for a vote in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, with expectation the bipartisan legislation will pass.  Earlier this month, the bill — which has unprecedented support from organizations across the music industry — was passed by the House Judiciary Committee with a 32-0 vote.  The Music Modernization Act combines three bills. The principal of those is, confusingly, also called the Music Modernization Act, which creates an organization to collect and distribute mechanical royalties, while offering streaming services protection from lawsuits over statutory damages for copyright infringement filed after January. The others are th...

Pop Shop Podcast: Lance Bass Talks Reuniting With *NSYNC for Walk of Fame & Pop-Up Shop, Possibility of New Music: ‘Never Say Never’

Plus: Bass discusses his work with the Environmental Media Association & how fans can get involved. Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard‘s weekly charts. In addition, you can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes. (Click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition of the show on Billboard.com). Today on the show, this must be Pop...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Voice Behind Big Brother 2018, Andre Blaze

We know the voice, we hear it everyday for 85 days but who is the face behind the voice? LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips BB Naija 2018’s Big Brother himself has been revealed to be media personality, Andre Blaze Henshaw. It was not surprising to those who were quite familiar with his voice to recognize the personality behind the voice. Read Everything You Need To Know About Nollywood Actress Mimi Orjiekwe But for those who don’t know these are 7 quick facts about him. 1.Andre Blaze was born on August 14, 1983, to a mother from Anambra State and a father from Cross River State. He grew up in both Port Harcourt and Calabar. 2. Blaze pursued his undergraduate studies in Linguistics and Communication at the University of Port Harcourt, comple...

THis Is Why Football Player Mikel Obi’s Alleged Cousin Calls Him Out On Social Media

Football star Mikel Obi has been called out by his ‘cousin’ for not paying attention to his family, abandoning them and not helping. LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips Mikel Obi’s alleged cousin had commented on one of the football star’s Instagram post giving a detailed reason why. He wrote, “GOOD DAY TO YOU COUSIN,HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR UNCLE, MY DAD HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM PARTIAL STROKE,UR DAD’S ONLY LIVING BROTHER RIGHT NOW.THE ONE YOU MEET AT CIVIC CENTER 5 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU OPENED YOUR FOUNDATION MR CHRISTOPHER OBIEKEZIE.I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THEM I.E YOUR PARENTS TOLD YOU HE HAS BEEN SUFFERING THIS SICKNESS SINCE NOV2,THOUGH MY DAD ASKED HIS BROTHER, YOU R DAD AND HE SAID HE TOLD YOU,EVEN...

J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Heart” Video Actually Stars Kevin Hart

While J. Cole’s latest studio album, KOD, continues to be dissected and digested by the masses, the Dreamville powerhouse has shared a video for “Kevin’s Heart,” a track revolving around infidelity. Directed by Cole and Scott Lazer, the cinematic visual actually stars actor/comedian Kevin Hart, who fessed up to cheating on his pregnant wife last December. For the video, Hart is seen shopping at a grocery store but he’s getting disapproving looks from fellow shoppers. He quickly notices people are staring and by the time he gets to the checkout counter, everyone stops what they’re doing and just glares at him. From there, Hart endures several more uncomfortable moments before he winds up at his mansion. As the camera pans away, viewers see the words “Choose Wisely” written in the sky. “Kevi...

R. Kelly’s Daughter Speaks On Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Her Dad

Joann Kelly, daughter of singer R. Kelly, didn’t have too much to say when asked about the controversy surrounding her father. After being approached by TMZ in Atlanta, Joann (who also goes by the stage name Buku) confessed that she didn’t “have much of a comment.” She later revealed the entire ordeal is “hard” and added that she feels “terrible” about what’s going on with her father. “It’s very close to my heart. It’s just hard ’cause it’s family matters. But overall, it’s hard. I try not to speak about it too much, but it is what it is. I feel terrible,” she said. [embedded content] Joann appeared to pause a bit when asked if she’s close with her father. She eventually answered the question by stating “we’re family. We’re gonna deal with each other.” Following last July’s release of a Bu...

Kehlani Clarifies Sexuality Following On-Stage Demi Lovato Kiss

As Kehlani rang in her 23rd birthday on Tuesday (April 24), the Oakland-bred singer had already spent some time clarifying her sexual preferences (and doing some damage control) on Twitter over the weekend. Following an on-stage kiss with pop princess Demi Lovato earlier this month, many fans were evidently curious about Kehlani’s sexuality. So, she took to the social media platform to clear things up. According to MSN, in a series of since-deleted tweets, Kehlani explained, “Cuz I keep geddin asked… I’m queer,” she initially tweeted. “No bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. Lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?” Kehlani reportedly added she’s “least attracted” ...

Black Star Feeds Reunion Frenzy With Another Show Announcement

Brooklyn, NY – Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Talib Kweli — collectively known as Black Star — have announced they’ll be closing out 2018’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on July 14. The performance comes with a panel on “The Making of the Black Star Album,” which will detail the behind-the-scenes of the duo’s seminal (and only) album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, which turns 20 in September. The veteran MCs have been dangling a full-fledged reunion in their fans’ faces since February when Bey declared a Madlib-produced Black Star album was on the way during a Denver tour stop. Kweli clarified the situation in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX during a show in Boulder, Colorado later that month. “It looks like it might happen,” Kweli told HipHopDX. “I found out on the interne...