Chi-Town R&B/soul singer Jamila Woods has teamed up with fellow Chicago artist Chance The Rapper for the “LSD” video. The song is taken from her debut album, HEAVN, which dropped SoundCloud late last year, but was released on all digital platforms on Tuesday (August 15).
The critically acclaimed 20-track album features contributions from artists like Noname, Saba and course, Lil Chano. Physical copies HEAVN are scheduled to arrive on October 6.
On the visual side, Woods and Chano asked Chicago Public School students to submit a treatment for the “LSD” video. Prosser Career Academy senior Ashley Huicochea won and got to shadow directors Sam Bailey and Vincent Martell during the shoot.
Woods appeared on “Sunday Candy” alongside Chance from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s 2015 album Surf, and then popped up on Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” in 2016, which was included on Mac’s This Unruly Mess I Made.
Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below, and “LSD” above.
VRY BLK f. Noname
Lonely f. Lorine Chia
In My Name
Assata’s Daughter (Interlude)
Blk Girl Solider
LSD f. Chance The Rapper
Emerald Street f. Saba
Always Loving (Interlude)
Breadcrumbs f. Nico Segal
Good Morning (Interlude)
Shambhala allowed to continue after forecast changes to cool and damp [BREAKING] – Dancing Astronaut
has been through one the biggest organizational roller coaster rides its tenure over the course its 2017 edition. With the McCormick Creek fire raging unhindered across the Salmo river and poisoning the air with smoke, the iconic festival decreed an early closure on Saturday after deliberation with county fire ficials.
A last-minute change climate became its saving grace on Sunday morning, however, and as publication time, Shambhala will be able to finish out strongly after all. “After hours meetings and consultation this morning, the RDCK, other local government and a fire behavioural analyst, we been have been approved for Shambhala Music Festival to remain open for our final night,” the festival posted on its social media pages. They also advised to be patient while re-entering the grounds, and that they’d have an updated schedule as it came available.
Elevated spirits festival-goers will certainly make August 13, 2017 an unforgettable day in Shambhala’s history.
50 Cent Claims STARZ Thinks He Leaked "Power" Episodes
New York, NY – There’s a new wrinkle in the antagonistic relationship between 50 Cent and STARZ.
The G-Unit head honcho, who produces Power and portrays one its main characters, says the premium cable channel blames him for leaking the final three episodes the hit show’s fourth season.
“STARZ thinks I leaked my own show,” he wrote on Instagram. “anyway if you have on demand catch POWER tonight 12:00AM. If not Sunday 9:00PM it is LOL #50Centralbet.”
50’s claim comes on the heels him expressing discontent with STARZ over their handling the TV series. The network refused to give the show two extra episodes for its fourth season, which did not sit well with the veteran MC.
“I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning,” he wrote on Instagram in July. “If the biggest show on your net work doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach fuck this.”
While 50 might be frustrated, leaking episodes his own show would be taking it to a new level. STARZ is still looking for the culprit and plans to take legal action against them.
“The final three episodes Power’s fourth season were leaked online due to a breach the press screening room,” a STARZ spokesperson said in a statement issued on August 9. “This seems to be a case password sharing that resulted in homemade videos the episodes which were taped f a TV screen and posted online. STARZ has begun forensic investigations and will take legal action against the responsible parties.”
Shambhala to officially shut down early amid surrounding wildfires [BREAKING] – Dancing Astronaut
Earlier today, August 12, organizers issued a pre-evacuation alert for the festival. The surrounding McCormick Creek wildfire has been spreading rapidly, jumping the Salmo river to inch close to festival grounds while adding toxicity to the air.
Risk endangerment has ultimately led the iconic festival to proceed with an “early closure,” per a PSA on its social media pages and websites that was erected initially at 3pm PST. According to Shambhala’s statement, Saturday evening will continue as planned, but the closure will begin afterward. They also requested guests to begin packing up their campsites accordingly to prepare for a smooth exit.
Sunday’s programming is completely cancelled, though guests don’t necessarily have to be out that morning — they simply have to be prepared to leave in the worst case scenario. Shambhala clarified later on in the comments their Facebook announcement that “This is not an evacuation, it’s an early closure. We begin egress as we normally would Monday tomorrow morning.”
This post will be updated as the story develops.
Fabric will throw 30-hour party in celebration of its 18th birthday
Come October, the London based nightclub will celebrate its eighteenth birthday in “adult” fashion with a thirty-hour party. The extended event will commence on Saturday, October 21 at 11 PM and will continue into the wee morning hours on Monday, October 23rd.
As is usually the case birthdays, Fabric will be commemorating its eighteenth anniversary with some friends. Ten acts have been confirmed for Fabric’s birthday event thus far, including , Jay Clarke, and Raresh. More performers will be added to the marathon’s lineup as the event approaches.
Fabric was unfortunately unable to host a birthday event for its seventeenth year last year due to being shut down a week prior by authorities and having its license be revoked for drug and crime related reasons. Therefore, the institution is sure to make up for the time it lost last year in this year’s festivities.
Kanye West & Kid Cudi Photo Sets Off More Collab Speculation
Japan – To say that Kanye West and Kid Cudi have chemistry together is an understatement. They’ve fallen out on multiple occasions and reconciled their differences publicly. Together they’ve made some incredible music, and, if we’re lucky, they could be joining forces again.
Talk some kind collaboration from the two, possibly called Everybody Wins, has been revitalized thanks to a recent trip to Japan where they linked up with artist Takashi Murakami, the man behind the cover for Graduation and the artwork featured in the “Good Morning” video.
On Friday (August 11), Murakami posted a picture on Instagram that features himself, Cudi, and West, standing in front a wall at his studio. The caption below reads “Long to no see @kidcudi and #kanyewest. Thank you for coming to my studio. It was fire???.”
Mention a possible project comes from Coodie Rock, the co-owner Creative Control LLC and long-time Kanye video collaborator, and Greg “Olskool Ice-Gre” Lewis, the first A&R for G.O.O.D. Music, who also posted photos the same visit to their accounts.
Rock’s group photo contains the three artists with the caption, “Coming Dec 31st! #EVERYBODYWINS #GODisGREAT.” Lewis’ picture also featured the three artists with the caption “Coming Dec 31st #EverybodyWins.”
Fans began to speculate about a joint project last December when Cudi’s tour drummer Mike Moore uploaded a video to Instagram featuring an in-progress Cudi project with West vocals. The post was quickly deleted but the video was captured by KanyeToThe.
Last month, West and Cudi were spotted in Los Angeles, along with their former manager Plain Pat.
With production credits in The Life Pablo and Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’, Pat’s inclusion could mean that something really is in the works.
West and Cudi collaborated on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” f West’s latest album, The Life Pablo. DX named it the third best song 2016.
Duluth, GA – Kendrick Lamar is closing in on the last leg The DAMN. Tour, a 36-date national expedition that kicked f on July 7 and culminates on September 2 in Miami. During a stop in Duluth, Georgia, Rolling Stone sat down with the highly revered Compton MC to discuss everything from his childhood to Drake.
After revealing that his childhood nickname was “Man Man” (his family always said he carried himself like a man), he touched on what a “wack artist” is to him. It was a topic he broached on the DAMN. track “ELEMENT.,” where he makes the distinction between a black artist and a wack artist.
“A wack artist uses other people’s music for their approval,” K. Dot explained. “We’re talking about someone that is scared to make their own voice, chases somebody else’s success and their thing, but runs away from their own thing. That’s what keeps the game watered-down. Everybody’s not going to be able to be a Kendrick Lamar. I’m not telling you to rap like me. Be you. Simple as that.
“I watch a lot good artists go down like that because you’re so focused on what numbers this guy has done, and it dampers your own creativity,” he continued. “Which ultimately dampers the listener, because at the end the day, it’s not for us. It’s for the person driving to their 9-to-5 that don’t feel like they wanna go to work that morning.”
With all Kendrick’s successes, his confidence is clearly intact, but he admits the song “HUMBLE.” was written as a reminder to himself to stay grounded. When he raps, “Hol’ up bitch/ Sit down/ Be humble,” he’s talking to himself.
“It’s the ego,” he said. “When you look at the song titles on this album, these are all my emotions and all my self-expressions who I am. That’s why I did a song like that, where I just don’t give a fuck, or I’m telling the listener, ‘You can’t fuck with me.’ But ultimately, I’m looking in the mirror.”
The road to superstardom has been a long one. Elsewhere in the interview, he talked about the first time he went in the studio after signing with Top Dawg Entertainment, where he got some tough feedback from label head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Ultimately, those criticisms helped fuel his creativity and get the Grammy Award-winning artist where he is today.
“I ended up getting tough skin, too, even with criticism,” he said. “My first time in the studio, Top Dawg was like, ‘Man, that shit wack.’ Other artists around couldn’t handle that. But it made me go back in the booth and go harder.”
Rihanna Thinks Diplo's Music Sounds Like Airport Reggae Songs
Revered producer Diplo, who has worked with everyone from Future to Madonna, recently admitted there’s one artist on his radar he simply can’t land — Rihanna. In an interview with GQ, the Major Lazer mastermind said, “I just want her on a Major Lazer song. She’s like the one artist that we can’t ever get.”
According to Diplo, that’s because RiRi thinks his music sounds like something played at the airport. Diplo attempted to play the Barbados beauty a track during a session with Future, the Weeknd and Metro Boomin, but she wasn’t having it.
“I was so contact high,” Diplo said. “Future played her, like, 700 songs. It was four in the morning. Finally, I was like, ‘Yo, G, I’m leaving unless you let me play her a song.’ So I played her a song. And she was like, ‘This sounds like a reggae song at an airport laughs].’ I was like, ‘I’m gonna go kill myself.'”
He said he thought they’d eventually posse up on a track in the future, but added, “If not, I don’t really care.”
When he’s not trying to convince RiRi to collaborate, Diplo is busy working on his new VICELAND show, What What Diplo Do?, and making bad jokes about R. Kelly. Meanwhile, the superstar singer is breaking the internet with photos her elaborate costumes.