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Joey Bada$$ Cancels Shows After Tweeting About Staring At Eclipse

After pulling a handful tweets from Brooklyn rhymer Joey Bada$$, the folks on the Hip Hop Heads board at have uncovered that the musician canceled three upcoming shows after boasting about looking at the solar eclipse without any eye protection.

In the weeks leading up to Monday’s (August 21) solar eclipse, many warned the harmful effects staring at the sun without protection.

Joey’s reasoning for gazing at the eclipse? If the ancestors did it, then he can too.

“Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho…This ain’t the first solar eclipse and I’m pretty sure our ancestors ain’t have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain’t all go blind,” Bada$$ wrote in two separate tweets on Monday.

Joey Bada$$ Cancels Shows After Tweeting About Staring At Eclipse

Only one day after the eclipse, on Tuesday (August 22), Joey canceled his sets on Logic’s Everybody’s Tour in Cleveland, Chicago, and Toronto.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, my Cleveland, Chicago & Toronto shows on the #EverybodyTour are cancelled,” Joey tweeted.

Although the rapper did tweet about looking at the sun during the eclipse, a photo he uploaded to Instagram Tuesday shows him wearing what appears to be a pair eclipse glasses.

The exact reason for Joey Badass’ canceled shows has yet to be revealed, but if it was eclipse related, he wouldn’t be the only person who had issues. Google searches for “my eyes hurt” spiked just after the event was over.

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Migos' Quavo Unveils Plan For New National Anthem

Quavo has responded to a petition that began to circulate in June demanding the Migos rapper redo “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Quavo accepted the request, but on Tuesday (August 22), he revealed plans to write a brand new national anthem, one that represents unity.

“There’s a lot going on behind the national anthem,” Quavo told TMZ. “I would love to do it but I want to do like a 2017 national anthem for both people, for all races, and put it together, you know what I mean? Something that’s representing now. Something that’s representing a modern day national anthem. If I get with some good musicians … just write something that’s very strong and powerful.”

He continued, “I’m the huncho. When you the huncho, you the boss. You gotta stand on whatever the people want you to do. Huncho for president, you dig?

It’s been 12 days since the “Bad and Boujee” rapper seemingly agreed to give the people what they want. “SO THEY WANT HUNCHO TO BE FEATURED ON THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LETS ROLL,” he tweeted on August 11.

As Quavo got into the car waiting for him curbside at the Los Angeles airport, he added, “Everybody together — it doesn’t matter what color you is.”

The petition was crafted by Kentucky native Sean Gray two months ago and so far, over 7,700 people have signed it in support the endeavor. Gray needs 3,300 more signatures to reach the current goal 10,000. Sign here.

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STARZ Picks Up RZA-Produced "Black Samurai" Starring Common

RZA’a Black Samurai TV show has finally found a home after more than a year development.

The STARZ network, currently home to 50 Cent’s wildly popular Power, announced on Tuesday that it would be hosting the project.

RZA is far from the only major name involved in the venture. Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer (famous for a long list films including Top Gun and Pirates Of The Caribbean) is alongside the Wu-Tang rapper at the helm.

Not only that, but Common is set to play the lead role Robert Sand — an American Army Ranger pushed into a new life after his sensei and Samurai brothers are slain. It’s not the first time that the story has been adapted for the screen, with a film based on the series novels made in 1977.

After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey both revenge and self-discovery.

In a statement, Common revealed how buzzed he is to get going: “I’m beyond excited about ‘Black Samurai.’ This is a unique and special project that fers something rarely seen in art and culture today. ”

“I can’t wait to dig into this character and the martial arts worlds gun-fu, kung-fu, jujitsu and more. Look out world, ‘Black Samurai’ is coming.”

Carmi Zlotnik, president programming at STARZ was similar pumped about the project. He’s quoted in Variety as saying, “We cannot wait for the world to meet Robert Sand – part Jason Bourne, part James Bond, and 100% the hero we need today. ‘Black Samurai’ promises to be an action-packed ride and with the Bruckheimer team, Common, RZA and producer Andre Gaines Cinemation] at the helm, we can feel certain this will be exceptional storytelling.”

Can’t come soon enough.

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A$AP Mob Confirms Leaked "Cozy Tapes 2" Tracklist Is Fake

A leaked tracklist for A$AP Mob’s highly-anticipated Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy album is evidently nothing more than a sham.

Shortly after it was posted to , A$AP Mob member A$AP Ant (also known as YG Addie) turned to Twitter to fer some clarification on the matter.

“#YABUGGIN IF U THINK DATS #CozyTapesVol2 TRACKLIST,” Ant tweeted Wednesday (August 23).

Fans were already expressing their excitement about the erroneous collabs featured on the project, which included Travis Scott, Future, Dave East, Gucci Mane, and a handful other notable artists.

The initial  post about the tracklist is currently labeled “Potentially Misleading,” while an iTunes link for Cozy Tapes Vol. 2  features no tracklist.

A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 is scheduled for an August 25 release.

Check out the fake tracklist for Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 below.

  1.  Too Cozy f. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Ant
  2.  Double Cup f. A$AP Rocky, Jay Critch, Rich The Kid & Playboi Carti
  3.  Snakes f. A$AP Rocky & Gucci Mane
  4. Distressed f. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant & 21 Savage
  5. Shut Up f. A$AP Rocky & Key!
  6. No Legs f. A$AP Ferg & A$AP Twelvyy
  7. Bahamas f. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg & Dave East
  8. Pull Up And Wop f. A$AP Rocky & D.R.A.M.
  9. For The Weekend f. A$AP Rocky, Migos & Famous Dex
  10. Black Car f. A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator & ScHoolboy Q
  11. Think Bigger f. A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy & Lil Uzi Vert
  12. Showtime f. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti & Chief Keef
  13. Feels So Good f. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Ant
  14. Nothing Less f. A$AP Twelvyy, Smooky MarGielaa & A$AP Ant
  15. Call The Cops f. A$AP Rocky, Future & Travis Scott
  16. Raf f. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert & Frank Ocean
  17. That’s My N***a f. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Ant
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Sony Music and Dubset strike groundbreaking deal legalizing unofficial remixes – Dancing Astronaut

With the popularity streaming services skyrocketing in recent years, artists, record companies, and the services themselves have been playing a game legal catch-up, trying to determine how much money everyone deserves. In a groundbreaking new deal, has partnered with , a tech startup specializing in music identification stware, to allow artists to publish mixes and unficial remixes using Sony Music artists.

Dubset’s music “fingerprinting” stware will analyze audio files to see if they contain music from Sony Music artists. If they do, Sony and the artist will get a cut the prits. With Warner Music and Universal Music working towards similar deals, Soundcloud may no longer be the unique option for uploading unficial remixes. After a tumultuous summer for the streaming service, this cannot bode well for their future. With laws and technology surrounding the streaming industry finally modernizing, , , and more have the potential to become a hotbed for innovation.

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Billboard removes The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' from the Hot 100 chart – Dancing Astronaut

‘ pop mega-hit “” dominated plays on radio and streaming services for months. However, despite remaining at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song will no longer stay on the chart.

The track has been manually removed by Billboard in an effort to facilitate new songs into their listings. A Billboard rule states that if a song drops below the top 25 the Hot 100 after 52 weeks, it will be removed. Unsurprisingly, one the best examples this is also a Chainsmokers song. “” spent exactly one year on the charts before peculiarly dropping f. Whether Billboard’s staff secretly hates The Chainsmokers or are just sticklers for rules, there is no denying the duo’s distinct ability to make chart-topping hits.

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LCD Soundsystem launches VR experience 'Dance Tonite'

‘s James Murphy is consistently finding new ways to re-invent his body work. He’s just announced a partnership with Amsterdam-based design studios and ’s data arts team for an abstract interactive video experience for the band’s latest single “.”

“Dance Tonite,” as the VR experience is dubbed, was produced with WebVR, a technology used to develop VR experiences for the web. Taking its form as a website where anyone who visits with a capable device — computer, phone or VR headset — can switch to VR mode where the experience can be enjoyed as either a spectator or participant.

With room-scale VR like the HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift, the viewer becomes the performer. Without VR, they’re in the audience getting a bird’s eye view perspective others interacting.

“I’m not naturally collaborative and I’m not naturally interested in technology. I’m a loner and a luddite,” James Murphy said the project. “If there’s a project that impels me to collaborate based on technology and it seems interesting, I’ll try it because it gets me out my comfort zone…The uncanniness the Dance Tonite experience is super entertaining and weird, and I really enjoy it.”

Learn more about the making the project or experience it for yourself .

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Emancipator comes out of the woodwork on new track

Portland-based producer has, at last, emerged from his sonic seclusion. After sharing on Instagram earlier in June that his new album was done, fans have been patiently awaiting the day Doug Appling would unveil the new tunes.

Exploring the laid-back and sonically open side electronic music that he became widely known for, Appling returns with a brand new track, “Ghost Pong.” Incorporating random field recordings, “Ghost Pong” is a chilling track that remains in the dark with its soulfully-executed quintessential violin integration.

While the details still remain unknown, Appling’s also confirmed his new LP — the first since 2015’s Seven Seas —will be out shortly.

“I’ve been inspired lately to return to making melodic instrumental Hip-Hop and this one has a chilling vibe to it which felt right,” Appling told Billboard in an emailed statement. “This specific song was born from a field recording when we had a ping pong table on tour with us.” Listen to “Ghost Pong” below.

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