Bobby Shmurda pleas for New York’s Rap On Trial bill to be adopted across United States

Shmurda was jailed for seven years in 2014 after being indicted and pleading guilty to weapons and murder conspiracy charges. The initial indictment in his case included references to his lyrics.

“I’m grateful for it,” he told TMZ of the new bill. “I feel like it needs to happen all over the country, especially with what’s going on in Atlanta right now.”

Lyrics are making up a large proportion of evidence in the current case against Gunna and Young Thug in Georgia. Credit: Getty Images.

In Atlanta, YSL (Young Slime Life) rappers Young Thug and Gunna have been charged in Georgia, with a large amount of prosecutors’ case against them being taken from their song lyrics.

Both rappers were named in a 28-person grand jury indictment and charged with conspiracy to violate the state of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

The indictment centres around the YSL record label and collective, allegedly formed by Thug – real name Jeffery Lamar Williams – in 2012, which authorities claim is a “criminal street gang”. Part of the indictment is based around Williams, Sergio Kitchens (aka Gunna) and other YSL associates’ lyrics and social media posts allegedly being “acts in furtherance of the conspiracy”.

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Among those lyrics are a line from Williams and Kitchens’ collaboration ‘Slatty’, in which the latter raps: “I killed his man in front of his momma / Like fuck lil bruh, sister and his cousin.”

Gunna’s legal team have since responded, describing the RICO indictment as “intensely problematic”.

Led by Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and Jamaal Bailey (D-The Bronx), the new bill – called ‘Rap Music On Trial’ and dubbed Senate Bill S7527 – has received support since the idea was raised from Jay-ZRun The JewelsKiller MikeMeek Mill and more.

The bill will now aim to pass through the New York State Assembly in order to become a law.

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Joey Bada$$ announces new album ‘2000’ and North American tour

It features dark footage of Bada$$ driving through a city at night, slinging guns and smoking cigarettes, as well as shots of the rapper in a church with cloaked disciples.

The single came just weeks after Bada$$ revealed during an Instagram Live that his third album is “dropping this year for sure”.

“I ain’t gonna say exactly when though cause there’s certain rappers who be on my heels. So imma just — it’s coming though.”

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In an XXL interview earlier this month, Bada$$ spoke about what to expect from the new album. “I’m just ready for it to come out. I know the world needs new Joey music. Shit, Joey wants to give the world new music.”

He continued: “As far as producers go, I got my boys on there: Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight. I got a Cardo joint on there. I got a Mike WiLL [Made-It] joint on there. I’m supposed to be getting in with DJ Premier this week ’cause I told him I can’t complete this album if we don’t link up.”

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‘2000’ will be his first solo work since 2020’s ‘The Light Pack’ EP, and his first album since 2017’s ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’.

Bada$$ will also be heading on tour this summer with Capella Grey. See those dates below and find tickets here.

JULY 2022
1 – Big Night Live, Boston, MA
2 – M Telus, Montreal, Quebec
3 – Rebel, Toronto, Ontario
6 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
7 – Terminal 5, New York, NY
8 – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
9 – The Norva, Norfolk, VA
10 – Masquerade Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA
12 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
13 – The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
15 – Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
17 – The Complex Rockwell, Salt Lake City, UT
19 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
20 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia
21 – Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
23 – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
24 – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
26 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
27 – Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
28 – The Novo, Los Angeles, CA

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Taylor Swift to discuss ‘All Too Well’ short film at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival

The event will take place at New York’s Beacon Theater on June 11 and is one of a handful of music-related features at this year’s festival.

Elsewhere, Pharrell will discuss his career at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on June 10, while Common will take part in a conversation with journalist Charles Blow. The rapper is also set to receive the festival’s second annual Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award and will be presented with the trophy by Robert De Niro.

Visit the Tribeca Film Festival website for the full line-up and for information on tickets, including ‘At Home’ passes.

Swift will continue her film career with an appearance in David O. Russell’s Amsterdam. The star joins the likes of Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Christian Bale, Chris Rock and Zoe Saldana in the movie. She can be seen in the trailer as a mourning daughter, breaking down in tears before her father’s body as Rock and Bale look on.

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The musician has previously appeared in the live-action version of Cats in 2019, as well as 2014’s The Giver and 2012’s The Lorax.

Meanwhile, music exec Scooter Braun recently spoke out about acquiring Swift’s masters when he bought her former record label, Big Machine Records, and how he doesn’t appreciate artists “weaponising” their fanbase.

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Kaytranada announces second London date this summer

The announcement follows the release of his recent single ‘Iced Tea’ and last year’s ‘Intimidated’ EP, a three-track project that features guest appearances from H.E.R., Thundercat and Mach-Hommy.

He also joined forces with IDK earlier this month for a new track called ‘Taco’, the first single to be released from the Maryland rapper’s upcoming new album ‘Simple’.

See Kaytranada’s second London show announcement below. Tickets are on sale now, which you can get here.

2nd date added for London!
tix: https://t.co/fy14e6uvii pic.twitter.com/zKE30ROvT1

— k. (@KAYTRANADA) April 28, 2022

Kaytranada was recently announced as one of the openers for Swedish House Mafia’s upcoming tour.

The Scandinavian dance trio – comprising Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – released their long-awaited debut full-length ‘Paradise Again’ earlier this month (April 15).

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The group will be heading out on a world tour this summer in support of the album, with Alesso, Zhu, Vintage Culture, Grimes, and Kaytranada confirmed as opening acts at various dates. They’ve also added extra shows to the schedule – see full dates below and buy tickets here.

JULY 2022
29 – FTX Arena, Miami
31 – Amway Center, Orlando

AUGUST 2022
2 – Madison Square Garden, New York
3 – Madison Square Garden, New York
5 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
7 – îleSoniq Festival, Montreal
9 – TD Garden, Boston
10 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
11 – Capital One Arena, Washington
13 – United Center, Chicago
17 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
21 – Ball Arena, Denver
25 – Moody Center, Austin
26 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
27 – Toyota Center, Houston

SEPTEMBER 2022
2 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
4 – Pechanga Arena, San Diego
9 – Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
13 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver
14 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
16 – Chase Center, San Francisco
17 – Chase Center, San Francisco
29 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

OCTOBER 2022
2 – The O2, London
6 – 3Arena, Dublin
8 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
10 – Accor Arena, Paris
14 – IFEMA Madrid Live, Madrid
15 – Altice Arena, Lisbon
18 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan
19 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
21 – Tauron Arena, Krakow
22 – O2 Arena, Prague
25 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
27 – Olympiahalle, Munich
29 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
31 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

NOVEMBER 2022
3 – Stadthalle, Vienna
5 – Festhalle, Frankfurt
6 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
8 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
9 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
11 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
13 – Uros Arena, Tampere

Swedish House Mafia. CREDIT: Alexander Wessely

Swedish House Mafia headlined the third night of Coachella last weekend with The Weeknd, replacing Kanye West, who pulled out of his closing night headline sets earlier this month.

The Weeknd opened his set with ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘How Can I Make You Love Me’, joined by Swedish House Mafia at the end of their own full-length set. His set then ended with a performance of their collaborative 2021 track, ‘Moth To A Flame’.

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Swedish House Mafia announce Grimes and Kaytranada as tour support

In a four-star review of the new album, NME said: “Swedish House Mafia’s debut album sees the trio flexing their musical and emotional muscles across 17 brilliant, fearless and often surprising tracks. The kings of dance music are very much back.”

The group will be heading out on a world tour this summer in support of ‘Paradise Again’, with Alesso, Zhu, Vintage Culture, Grimes, and Kaytranada confirmed as opening acts at various dates. They’ve also added some extra shows to the schedule – see full dates below and buy tickets here.

JULY
29 – FTX Arena, Miami
31 – Amway Center, Orlando

AUGUST
2 – Madison Square Garden, New York
3 – Madison Square Garden, New York
5 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
7 – îleSoniq Festival, Montreal
9 – TD Garden, Boston
10 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
11 – Capital One Arena, Washington
13 – United Center, Chicago
17 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
21 – Ball Arena, Denver
25 – Moody Center, Austin
26 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
27 – Toyota Center, Houston

SEPTEMBER
2 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
4 – Pechanga Arena, San Diego
9 – Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
13 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver
14 – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
16 – Chase Center, San Francisco
17 – Chase Center, San Francisco
29 – AO Arena, Manchester
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

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October
2 – The O2, London
6 – 3Arena, Dublin
8 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
10 – Accor Arena, Paris
14 – IFEMA Madrid Live, Madrid
15 – Altice Arena, Lisbon
18 – Mediolanum Forum, Milan
19 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
21 – Tauron Arena, Krakow
22 – O2 Arena, Prague
25 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
27 – Olympiahalle, Munich
29 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
31 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

NOVEMBER
3 – Stadthalle, Vienna
5 – Festhalle, Frankfurt
6 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
8 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
9 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
11 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
13 – Uros Arena, Tampere

The trio recently headlined the third night of Coachella with The Weeknd, replacing Kanye West, who pulled out of his closing night headline sets earlier this month.

The Weeknd opened his set with ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘How Can I Make You Love Me’, joined by Swedish House Mafia at the end of their own full-length set. His set then ended with a performance of their collaborative 2021 track, ‘Moth To A Flame’.

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David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ resumes with modified show amid Omicron surge in New York

“Fortunately, these band members and crew don’t have severe symptoms and are following the CDC guidelines. We hope that they’ll be back with us in a few weeks. Unfortunately, though, they can’t come to the theatre and they can’t help us make this show. So rather than us cancelling our shows, we’re looking at this as a kind of opportunity to, well, honour our commitment to the audiences who are coming in the coming weeks and creating something special.”

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Byrne spun a positive light on the show being short-staffed, calling it “our opportunity to make lemonade from COVID lemons”. “You could call this ‘unplugged’, you could call this ‘unchained’ if you like,” he said. “It will be something unlike anything we’ve done before. It’s not quite the show but it’s gonna be something special.”

He continued to say that he didn’t think the adapted production would happen again beyond this next few weeks. The new, temporary version of the show will feature Talking Heads songs, Byrne’s solo material and tracks from American Utopia.

“We’re having a great time learning this stuff and a lot of fun doing it,” he added. “It’s gonna be amazing. I’m excited about it. I think it shows that we can adapt and persevere.”

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American Utopia is held at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for shows until the end of April 2022.

Last month, Byrne brought American Utopia to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, performing the Talking Heads song ‘I Zimbra’ on the programme. He also sat down with Colbert for a chat and ended up teaching the host some of his distinctive dance moves.

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Listen to Dirty Hit’s latest signing Wallice come of age on new single ‘Wisdom Tooth’

“I wrote this song in a session with my long-time collaborator and best friend marinelli the day before I got my wisdom teeth out,” she said in a statement. “The doctor had just called to say that I’d also need a bone graft to fill in the space in my jaw where the tooth used to be. It really shook me up and there was no way we could write a different song after that.

“Getting your wisdom teeth out is an event that many people have to go through, it’s a physical sign of growing up. In the song ‘Wisdom Tooth’, I conflate this experience to getting rid of a person in your life as a milestone of growing up too. It shows that sometimes people can grow apart and though it can be hard, it might be better to leave a relationship or friendship rather than keep on trying to make it work.

She added: “It also talks about how there are little reminders in your life that can bring you back to that person mentally, even though you have moved on.”

You can listen to ‘Wisdom Tooth’ below:

‘Wisdom Tooth’ comes ahead of Wallice’s first headline shows in LA and New York next month. You can check out the dates below:

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DECEMBER 2021

7 – The Moroccan, Los Angeles
14 – Baby’s All Right, New York

In other Dirty Hit news, No Rome has shared a new track called ‘I Want U’.

The song serves as the second preview of the artist’s forthcoming debut album, ‘It’s All Smiles’, which is set to arrive on December 3.

No Rome also serves as a co-producer on his upcoming first record alongside Burton (who’s previously worked with Kanye West, Bon Iver and Charli XCX) and The 1975’s George Daniel.

Recording for the project took place in No Rome’s hometown of Manila after COVID-enforced restrictions prevented him from returning to London.

Meanwhile, Beabadoobee has given an insight into her upcoming second album, explaining that “every single song is in a whole different world”.

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The Strokes announce special New Year’s Eve show in New York

The Stokes played at the Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve 2019 before returning with their latest album, ‘The New Abnormal’, in February 2020.

New York. 12.31.21 New Years Eve. @barclayscenter with @idlesband and @hindsband.

Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am. https://t.co/L4dwko3AzT pic.twitter.com/xVbADVV5qy

— The Strokes (@thestrokes) October 25, 2021

The NYC band will touch down in the UK next summer, having confirmed headline appearances at Lytham Festival in Lancashire and TRNSMT 2022. They’re also scheduled to perform at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and Berlin’s Tempelhof Sounds.

Elsewhere, the group will support Red Hot Chili Peppers at select North American dates of their 2022 world tour.

IDLES are set to return with their fourth album ‘Crawler’ on November 12. Hinds, meanwhile, recently opened for Future Islands on their ‘Calling Out In Space’ run of shows.

Earlier this month, Julian Casablancas shared a parody of the cover for Arctic Monkeys’ debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’. “lolll – i always wanted to be in the Arctic Monkeys,” the singer captioned his post.

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The image saw Casablancas take on the role of Chris McClure, who smokes a cigarette on the original artwork. Alex Turner paid tribute to the New Yorkers on 2018’s ‘Star Treatment’, singing: “I just wanted to be one of The Strokes, now look at the mess you’ve made me make.”

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Go inside The Velvet Underground’s New York in trailer for Todd Haynes documentary

“I was interested in communicating with people who were on the outside,” Reed is heard saying over old black-and-white footage of the frontman. Watch it below now.

When the film was first announced last year, it was promised that it would bring fans “a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art”.

Haynes has previously directed films including 1998’s Velvet Goldmine and 2007’s I’m Not There.

In a three-star review of Hayne’s Velvet Underground documentary, which premiered at Cannes in July, NME said: “This is a film more about celebration than interrogation, and Warhol’s vast collection of beautifully shot art movies of the band and associates informs a visual style and quality that’s difficult to maintain in an archive documentary.

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“Some might think sanitising the story of the band that first found the beauty in hard reality an unforgivable act of revisionism, but Haynes isn’t interested in the dirt, the drugs or the decline towards ignominy, because it’s the beauty of this world that appeals to him, not the ugliness.”

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Watch Sleater-Kinney join Wilco onstage in New York for ‘A Shot In The Arm’

Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker provided backing vocals on the track, which you can watch fan-shot footage of below.

The two bands’ tour will continue tonight in Philadelphia. See the full remaining dates below:

August 2021

22 – Philadelphia, TD Pavilion at the Mann
24 – Boston, Leader Bank Pavilion
25 – Portland, ME, Thompson’s Point
26 – Lewiston, Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
28 – Chicago, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion

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In June, Sleater-Kinney released a new EP of one-take studio recordings called ‘Live At The Hallowed Halls’. The four-track record was recorded during a livestream event to promote the band’s recent album ‘Path Of Wellness’.

In a three-star review of that album, NME said: “Often, it feels more on-the-nose than a well-aimed splatter of paint […] The record also suffers from over-saturation at times. The title track mostly sounds like the cast of the percussive musical STOMP trying to run for the last train after a chaotic night out on the piss. When the cacophonous cowbells subside for a second, there’s groove buried within, and then the rumbling dustbins return – it feels messy and unfocused.”

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Prince Estate sells nearly half of late singer’s rights to New York music publisher

The intellectual property sold includes Prince’s name and likeness, royalties from his masters, and publishing rights, as well as his renowned Paisley Park studios, as per Rolling Stone.

Prince’s oldest three siblings – Sharon, Norrine, and John Nelson – said they have no plans to sell their stakes in the rights to the singer’s estate.

“We’ll never sell out. We know the prize,” Sharon told the Star Tribune, adding that Tyka Nelson and Omarr Baker “didn’t have the patience to wait.” Baker did not return the Star Tribune‘s request for comment after selling his entire inheritance on June 30.
“There’s not much anyone can do about family members who sell out for the dollar. That’s their right,” said New York lawyer L. Londell McMillan, who represents Prince’s three oldest siblings.

Prince performing in 1985. CREDIT: Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Prince Rogers Nelson died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2016. Due to the absence of a will, and being he had no legal partner or children, sorting out his estate has been a complicated affair.

Once some outstanding tax issues with the IRS and state of Minnesota have been resolved, the estate – which now includes Primary Wave – plan on doing “things the way Prince did”.

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“No matter what, we are going to fight to preserve the legacy of Prince,” McMillan told The Wall Street Journal. “We would like to bring the purple back and actually do things the way Prince did.”

“All future decisions of the Prince Estate will be determined and need the approval and direction of our group, family, and friends of Prince who actually worked with him,” McMillan added. “We will work with Primary Wave and any other party that holds interest in the estate.”

NME has reached out to the Prince Estate for comment.

Meanwhile, Prince’s ‘lost’ ‘Welcome 2 America’ album was finally released on Friday (July 30).

Recorded in 2010, the album was due to be released the following year alongside the legend’s US tour of the same name, which went ahead even without the album.

After sitting in a vault for a decade, ‘Welcome 2 America’ is now available to listen to via Legacy Recordings.

In a four-star review, NME‘s Andrew Trendell said said ‘Welcome 2 America’ is “an album that speaks to today’s problems and demands to be heard. It’s better to have it now than never. His name was Prince and he was funky, and it seems he has so much more to tell us.”

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Watch KISS play a five-song set at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival

“We don’t have a permit to make a long show,” frontman Paul Stanley said at the end of the show. “So this is a little short. It’s like a sampling before you get your big meal in August.”

In August, the band will head out on their COVID-delayed farewell tour. The hard rock titans kicked off their final tour in January 2019, but were forced to put it on hold last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. When the tour resumes, the band have teased that they’ve booked a gig in “the coldest place on earth”.

Ahead of that tour, four-hour film Biography: KISStory is set to air on the A&E network in June over two nights, and has the support of the members of KISS, with Paul Stanley calling it “really terrific”. Featured artists in the film are set to include Dave Grohl and Tom Morello.

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The new project is separate to the band’s upcoming biopic Shout It Out Loud, which looks likely to air on Netflix.

A description of Biography: KISStory reads: “After 50 years of rocking and rolling all night and partying every day, the #1 Gold Record selling band of all time, KISS, shares their story of success before finally smashing their last guitar and extinguishing the fire-breathing demon.”

In yet another forthcoming project, KISS will appear in a new comic book, Phantom Obsession, which has been written by Ian Edginton and is available this August.

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Anti-vax Foo Fighters fans are renouncing the band over their New York gig

“Foo Fighters, a band I’ve long admired, just held a concert for the jabbed only,” tweeted one fan, confusing the show’s date. “That’s every album & playlist with them on, consigned to the bin.”

Right Said Fred, who have previously attended anti-lockdown protests and whose frontman Richard Fairbrass has branded the vaccine a ‘scam’, replied to the user saying: “Music is meant to build bridges, not destroy them.”

Music is meant to build bridges, not destroy them.

— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) June 10, 2021

Libertarian comedian Josh Denny said he will “Never buy another ticket to a Foo Fighters Concert. Not all people that choose to NOT vaccinate are conspiracy theorists. Some people, very close to me, have autoimmune conditions that make the vaccine a high risk proposition.”

He added: “‘Vaccine mandatory’ is 2021’s ‘whites only.’”

I’ll never buy another ticket to a @foofighters concert.

Not all people that choose to NOT vaccinate are conspiracy theorists. Some people, very close to me, have autoimmune conditions that make the vaccine a high risk proposition.

“Vaccine mandatory” is 2021’s “whites only.” https://t.co/LDuwzw140V

— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) June 9, 2021

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“Being such a huge fan since seeing you open for The Stones back in the 90s to hear this sadly has changed all that,” said another fan in response to the band on Twitter.

How come you are not advising your fans that this show is ONLY for fully vaccinated people. I can not even begin to express how disappointing this was to hear. Being such a huge fan since seeing you open for The Stones back in the 90s to hear this sadly has changed all that 🙁

— KSidisin (@SidisinK) June 9, 2021

“Never thought the Foo Fighters would support suppression, segregation, and discrimination,” said another.

Never thought the Foo Fighters would support suppression, segregation, and discrimination.
It's strange times.

— NPK (@NamepleaseK) June 9, 2021

Many others, however, have expressed their support for the show’s vaccination policy, which is in keeping with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement that all shows at 100 per cent capacity must have a fully vaccinated audience.

“A big thumbs up to my favorite band for doing this,” said one user. “I genuinely don’t see a problem with this, and double bonus points for pissing off the anti-vax morons,” said another.

@foofighters will be playing a full capacity concert at MSG on June 20th and attendees must be fully vaccinated. I'm totally on board with requiring vacations, a big thumbs up to my favorite band for doing this.

— Shawn W (@BiscuitsDad30) June 9, 2021

Foo fighters holding a concert for the vaccinated is my favourite

— Dan Moore (@DeeGeeEmm) June 10, 2021

Foo Fighters have said they’re going to play a gig but only for those who have been vaccinated. I genuinely don’t see a problem with this, and double bonus points for pissing off the anti-vax morons.

— Steve McHugh (@StevejMchugh) June 10, 2021

Children under the age of 16 who are unable to take a vaccine can show proof of a negative COVID test instead.

Foo Fighters will follow the New York gig with a run of shows across the US this summer. Their return to live gigs comes after the coronavirus pandemic derailed their extensive plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2020.

The Foos had been set to head on a tour that would see them revisit stops from their first US tour, which was held in 1995, but those dates were shelved last August.

The band have, however, played a number of fundraisers and livestreams throughout the last year, including their recent appearance at Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World which raised £214million to support worldwide vaccination efforts.

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The Strokes to play in-person Maya Wiley fundraiser in New York this weekend

“Maya Wiley is the most grateful, gracious, and kind-hearted bad-ass I’ve ever witnessed,” frontman Julian Casablancas said in a statement. “The more I know her, the more I know that she is absolutely the best choice to be NYC’s next mayor.

“This feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity to help elevate an incredible person to a position of power where they can protect the public — instead of the usual — managing their exploitation…”

He continued: “She is the only leading candidate without a PAC (political action committee), so it’s a privilege to use art to support a non-corporate candidate fighting against difficult odds. She is a benevolent warrior; at City Hall she got the cop who killed Eric Garner fired. We need to elect trustworthy people so when hard decisions need to be made behind closed doors, we know the people of NYC will be protected and in the best hands possible.”

Fans wanting to attend the event will need to provide a negative coronavirus test in order to gain entry. Tickets go on sale from 12pm EST tomorrow (June 9) – get them here.

New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. CREDIT: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

“I cannot even begin to describe my excitement for this concert,” Wiley said. “I am so thankful to The Strokes for their support for my campaign and my vision for this city and for their commitment to making this event happen safely and successfully.

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“This concert — the first full-capacity show in over a year — is proof that New York City is on the road to recovery and I’m thrilled to be kicking off this important and joyful milestone for our city. I’m so thankful to Julian and the band for their commitment to ensuring a better future for our city and cannot wait for Saturday night.”

As well as the New York band, Wiley has been endorsed by the likes of actors Chris Evans and Gabrielle Union.

The New York mayoral elections take place on June 22.

Prior to May’s virtual gig, the band last performed at a political event when they headlined a rally for Bernie Sanders in February 2020. Casablancas has also interviewed Yang, the frontrunner in the 2021 NYC mayoral race, as part of his S.O.S. — Earth Is A Mess series.

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St. Vincent says new album is “the sound of being down and out in downtown New York, 1973”

“In hindsight, I realised that the ‘Masseduction’ [album] and tour was so incredibly strict, whether it was the outfits I was wearing that literally constricted me, to the show being tight and the music being angular and rigid. When I wrapped that, I was like ‘oh, I just want things that are fluid and wiggly and I want this music to look like a Cassavetes film’.”

She added: “I wanted it to be warm tones and not really distorted, to tell these stories of flawed people being flawed and doing the best they can. Which is kind of what my life is.”

Official ad reveals that DADDY’S HOME is coming May 14th! from AnnieClark

Asked what she had been listening to when she was writing ‘Daddy’s Home’, Clark replied: “I went back to these records that I probably listened to more in my life than at any other time, music made in New York from 1971-76, typically post-flower child, kick the hippie idealism out of it, America’s in a recession but pre-disco, the sort of gritty, raw, wiggly nihilistic part of that.

“It’s not a glamorous time, there’s a lot of dirt under the fingernails. It was really about feel and vibe but with song and stories.”

The musician also explained the idea behind the album, although did not confirm its reported title. “So the nuts and bolts of it is like, my dad got out of prison in 2019,” she said. “He’d been in for 10 years. My first song for it was a story about when I used to go visit him and I would sign crumpled-up Target receipts somebody had left in the visitation room. And, of course, it’s incredibly sad, but it’s also incredibly absurd so the whole family has found a way to laugh about it.”

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Posters featuring Clark in a red suit and blonde bob started appearing on the street earlier this week, advertising the new record. “Warm Wurlitzers and wit, glistening guitars and grit, with sleaze and style for days,” the poster read. “Taking you from uptown to downtown with the artist who makes you expect the unexpected.”

‘Daddy’s Home’ will be Clark’s first studio album in four years, following on from ‘Masseduction’. The 2017 record was given a four-star review from NME upon its release, which described it as “another gift from fame’s fickle filly, a clutch of tales about power, lust and spectacle”.

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Stadiums and arenas in New York are set to reopen and stage concerts

Fans will also have their temperature checked upon entering a venue and will be required to wear face coverings while in attendance.

As part of the move, the city will host concerts for the first time in a year as part of the New York Arts Revival programme announced in January.

More than 300 pop-up gigs will take place between 20 February and 6 September at venues including the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage, La Mama, and Alice Busch Opera Theatre.

The governor says the gigs will be staged at flexible venues with no fixed seating so event formats can be reconfigured to allow adequate social distancing.

Dr Anthony Fauci. Credit: Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images

Indoor arenas must also observe enhanced air filtration, ventilation and purification standards, as well as socially distanced seating configurations.

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The guidelines for reopening will be based on the testing pilot programme conducted by the NFL team Buffalo Bills at the weekend, in which 6,700 fans who presented negative tests, and agreed to contact tracing, attended the game socially distanced.

“While we continue to fight Covid on multiple fronts, we must also get this economy reopened intelligently and in a balanced way,” said governor Cuomo.

“Live sports and entertainment have long been engrained in the fabric of New York and the inability to hold events has only added to the isolation we have all felt at the hands of this virus.”

It comes after Dr Anthony Fauci, the United States’ Chief Medical Advisor, recently said he expects full-capacity live shows to return to the United States this autumn.

No traditional gigs have taken place in the country since late March 2020, when the first wave of the coronavirus hit.

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Watch Nas, Fivio Foreign and A$AP Ferg perform across New York in ‘Spicy’ video

Watch the video for ‘Spicy’ below now.

 

In a four-star review, NME said of ‘King’s Disease’: “The album is stuffed with this kind of lyrical proficiency, which demands high levels of dissection. ‘King’s Disease’ is an acutely perceptive and culturally relevant body of work that finds its author willing to try out new ideas. There’s a genuine conversation to be had about whether it’s the best rap album of the year so far.”

Meanwhile, the rapper recently revealed that he “got too high” to complete a planned collaboration with The Notorious B.I.G. The pair were due to team up on one or two tracks in the early ‘90s.

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Appearing on The Breakfast Club in August, Nas explained why the songs had never materialised. “I was in the studio and Big was rolling up some of that chocolate from Brooklyn – and he didn’t warn me,” he said.

He continued: “It was just – I was zonked out, yo. There’s pictures of that session out there.” Asked why he hadn’t gone back to the studio the next day, he said he was “still high”.

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Thom Yorke adds more UK and European dates to delayed ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ tour

The musician has also shared the details of his rescheduled Glasgow date. It has moved from the city’s SEC venue to the SSE Hydro, and now takes place on June 18, 2021.

Guests on Yorke’s tour include longtime Radiohead producer and musician in his own right, Nigel Godrich, audiovisual composer Tarik Barri, and James Holden.

Thom Yorke’s ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ world tour 2020/2021:

SEPTEMBER 2020
27 – The Anthem, Washington DC, US

OCTOBER 2020
02 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, US
03 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, US
04 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, US
06 – Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, US
09-18 – Coachella festival, Indio, California, US
11 – Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, US
13 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, US
19 – Mission Ballroom, Denver, Colorado, US

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JUNE 2021
12 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
13 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
15 – Eventim Apollo, London, UK
16 – Eventim Apollo, London, UK
18 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK (NB: tickets from SEC Hall 3 remain valid for new venue)
20 – Le Zénith, Paris, France
23 – Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
30 – Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland

JULY 2021
02 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
04 – Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium
05 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
07 – Les Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon, France
08 – Lorenzini District, Milan, Itlay
10 – Pohoda Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia
11 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
12 – Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany

In April, Yorke debuted his new song ‘Plasticine Figures’ on The Tonight Show. He also uploaded four rare songs to streaming services in recent months.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine accused of stealing ‘GOOBA’ beat from Kenyan producer Magix Enga

Although the track has since been reinstated on YouTube, Enga posted a picture of 6ix9ine on Instagram with the caption: “Don’t sample my Beats Biggest song Delete By Magix Enga.”

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Don’t sample my Beats Biggest song Delete By Magix Enga ✌️🇰🇪

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After the track reappeared on YouTube 6ix9ine appeared to respond in the comments of a post by Akademiks about its reinstatement, saying “Haters right now acting like they don’t see this post.”

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GOOBA video back up after being removed earlier because of a producer claimed he ain’t get paid and supposedly his song was sampled

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Enga then posted a video response, saying: “6ix9ine, your song ‘Gooba’ is now on YouTube, let me just forgive you bro, but at least respect Magix Enga, Kenyan Beat King.”

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The producer who took down #tekashi69 song speaks

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Meanwhile, 6ix9ine yesterday urged New York rappers to donate $100,000 to charity – and said that if they do he will match it.

“If you a rapper from New York and you ain’t got at least 100k to give back to our city for people in need you’re a bum,” he said on Instagram. “God gives you a gift it’s not just for you it’s to help others in need.”

It comes after children’s charity No Kid Hungry reportedly declined a $200,000 donation from the rapper earlier this month.

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Listen to Ada Rook’s new album ‘2​,​020 Knives’

In a statement shared on Twitter, Black Dresses said that their decision to split came from certain “entitled” fans’ “extended harassment” of McCallion over the past two years, while also making reference to the attention the band received from their music’s popularity on TikTok.

Now, Rook has released a new album with proceeds going towards “various bail funds.” She is also encouraging direct donations to said bail funds, with a list provided here.

She wrote: “BUT the bottom line is i urge you to PLEASE give to bail funds directly instead of paying me for this album. i don’t need money right now so please give to people who do.

“my hope is that people who’d planned to buy this album will put their money somewhere that can actually make a difference right now, and maybe the album itself can help with a little bit of catharsis or relaxation for someone who needs it. that would be the ideal outcome for me, so please take this album for free and do not feel guilty.”

Listen to ‘2​,​020 Knives’ on Bandcamp below:

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Meanwhile, Black Dresses had been scheduled to appear as the support act at Sleigh Bells‘ ‘Treats’ 10th anniversary show in New York last month, though it was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The band’s back catalogue will now only be available to access and listen to on Bandcamp.

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Thom Yorke announces rescheduled tour dates and shares new Sonos Radio mix

Check out the full list of revised dates below.

SEPTEMBER 2020
27 – The Anthem, Washington, DC

OCTOBER 2020
02 – Radio City Music Hall, New York
03 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York
04 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York
06 – Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
11 – Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix
13 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, California
19 – Mission Ballroom, Denver

JUNE 2021
12 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
13 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
15 – Eventim Apollo, London
16 – Eventim Apollo, London

JULY 2021
05 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam
07 – Les Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon
08 – Lorenzini District, Milan
10 – Pohoda Festival, Trenčín
11 – Forum Karlin, Prague
12 – Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin

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Meanwhile, Yorke recently presented the first of three Radio Hour sessions for Sonos Radio, a series of hour-long sets featuring the singer’s influences and modern favourites, including Duke Ellington, Holly Herndon, James Blake, Little Simz, and Thee Oh Sees.

The first session is now available to listen to online until May 27 for Sonos users.

Last month (April 29), Yorke debuted his new song ‘Plasticine Figures’ on The Tonight Show. The track follows on from last summer’s release of the Radiohead frontman’s full-length album ‘Anima’, while the musician also recently uploaded four rare songs to streaming services.

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Snoop Dogg challenges Jay-Z to Instagram Live ‘VERZUZ’ showdown

 

“Biggie passed away, then Nas had it for a minute and then JAY-Z took it and ran with it for a numerous amount of years,” Snoop told Fat Joe.

“Then 50 Cent came and ran with it for his numerous amount of years. This is me looking at it from the outside, looking at New York rap. So for me, it would be Snoop vs. JAY-Z because he had been the King of New York around the same time I’ve been the King of the West.”

In an interview with NME last month (April 4) talking about VERZUZ, Swizz Beatz said: “It’s not really a battle – it’s a celebration of our heroes in music, the ones who make us feel a certain type of way.

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“Given what’s currently going on in the world, it’s a way to give back. It’s also an education, it’s educating people on the music, its creators and where this feeling comes from.”

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Rage Against The Machine reschedule 2020 reunion tour due to coronavirus

 

They added that they “respect” fans who want their money back in “this difficult time” and confirmed, “As of this weekend, ANYONE who wants a refund can begin the process at your point of purchase.”

The statement concluded: “We sincerely hope that each one of you and your families and friends stay safe and well and that music is bringing you solace and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you.”

The rescheduled dates will still see Rage Against The Machine supported by Run The Jewels and will kick off in El Paso, Texas on June 3. The full list of dates are as follows:

June 2021

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3 – El Paso, TX, Don Haskins Center
5 – Las Cruces, NM, Pan American Center
7 – Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
8 – Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
11 – Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
12 – Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
15 – Portland, OR, Moda Center
17 – Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
19 – Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum At The PNE
21 – Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
23 – Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
25 – Winnipeg, MB, Bell Mts Place

July 2021

2 – Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
3 – Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
5 – Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
7 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
9 – St Louis, MO, Enterprise Center
10 – East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
12 – Chicago, IL, United Center
13 – Chicago, IL, United Center
20 – Hamilton, ON, Firstontario Centre
22 – Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
23 – Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
26 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
27 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
29 – Buffalo, NY, Keybank Center

August 2021

6 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
7 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
12 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
14 – Washington DC, Capital One Arena
15 – Washington DC, Capital One Arena
17 – Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
19 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
20 – Cleveland, OH, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

A handwashing tutorial set to Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ went viral earlier this year as COVID-19 began to spread. The band’s official Twitter account also shared the visual aid, which offered lyrics to the classic song to help users make sure they washed their hands for 20 seconds.

“On this occasion, it’s best you do what they tell ya,” the band captioned the post.

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New York rapper Fred The Godson dies from coronavirus

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Bryson Tiller – Finesse Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah, wow
They not ready for my new shit
Yeah

[Verse 1]
I want my baby to have your eyes
I’m going against my own advice
Should I do New York? I can’t decide
Fashion week is more your thing than mine
I can’t even lie, I’d rather stay inside
I can’t do suit and tie
Can’t be in a room with you and stand on different sides
One thing at a time
I have to learn to hide
One thing at a time
Emotions running high
I wish you felt alright

[Pre-Chorus]
Just hitting my line
All the time, all the time, all oooo–
You stay on my mind
All the time, all the time (oooo)

[Chorus]
It takes some finesse
I seen you finesse
He can’t know finesse
You stay on my mind

[Verse 2]
You and your sister
Too hot to handle
Things would get cancelled
I would make time for you
Commitment
Going the distance
I’m new to all of this

[Chorus]
It takes some finesse
I seen you finesse
He can’t know finesse
You stay on my mind

[Outro]
You stay on my mind (stay)
Stay on my mind
Baby you stay on
Baby you stay on
Baby you stay on
You stay on
Baby you stay
On my mind, stay on my mind
On my mind, stay on my mind
You st–
On my mind, stay on my mind

Dua Lipa – New York (Mend My Broken Heart Tonight) Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Your kiss, your touch, your hold
You know I want you all
The darkness in my soul
Tells me to let you go

[Pre-Chorus]
And I
Need you tonight
But I’m blinded by lights
So I gotta learn to live without you

[Chorus]
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
New York
Save me in your arms tonight
Cause I left my boy, I left my boy at home

[Post-Chorus]
I left my boy, I left my boy at home
I left my boy, I left my boy

[Verse 2]
She never sleeps at night
So nice you name her twice
Without you I’m alive
But my heart is cold as ice

[Pre-Chorus]
And I
Need you tonight
But I’m blinded by lights
So I gotta learn to live without you

[Chorus]
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
New York
Save me in your arms tonight
Cause I left my boy, I left my boy at home

[Post-Chorus]
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy

[Bridge]
I ran away from home
I ran to follow my deams
I ran away from he
Why would he do this to me?
I needed a way out
I needed to figure how
To keep get you here with me
Maybe you are my dream

[Chorus]
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
So please, New York
Mend my broken heart tonight
Cause I left the one I love
New York
Save me in your arms tonight
Cause I left my boy, I left my boy at home

[Post-Chorus]
I left my boy, I left my boy at home
I left my boy, I left my boy at home
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy
I left my boy, I left my boy

6ix9ine – FEFE lyrics

[Intro: 6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj, & Baka]
It’s f*ckin’ TR3YWAY!
It’s King of New York, lookin’ for the Queen
Uh, you got the right one
L-let these-l-let these b-b-bitches know, nigga
Queens, Brooklyn, brr, ah!
Murda on the beat so it’s not nice!

[Verse 1: 6ix9ine]
Pussy got that wet, wet, got that drip, drip
Got that super soaker
Hit that, she a Fefe
Her name Keke, she eat my dick like it’s free free
I don’t even know like “Why I did that?”
I don’t even know like “Why I hit that?”
All I know is that I just can’t wife that
Talk to her nice so she won’t fight back
Turn around and hit it from the back, back, back
Bend her down then I make it clap, clap, clap

[Refrain: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 2: 6ix9ine]
Draco got that kick-back
When I blow that, they all do track
They don’t shoot back, one shot, close range, red dot
Head tight, yeah, I did that, yeah, I live that
Call a Uber with my shooter
With a Ruger, we gon’ do ya
Niggas say they killin’ people, but I really f*ckin’ do it

[Refrain: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
He-He tryna 69 like Tekashi, call him papi
Word to A$AP, keep me Rocky
I’m from New York, so I’m cocky
Say he f*ckin’ with my posse
Copped me Khloé like Kardashi’
Keep this n*gger in Versace
Said I’m pretty like Tinashe
P-Put it all up in his face, did I catch a case?
Pussy game just caught a body, but I never leave a trace
Face is pretty, ass for days
I get chips, I ask for Lay’s
I just sit back and when he done, I be like, “Yo, how’d it taste?”
(Yo, how’d it taste?!)

[Refrain: 6ix9ine]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 4: Nicki Minaj]
Ayo, Draco got that kick-back
When it kick-back, you can’t get yo sh*t back
In fact this that bitch
That “I hate small talk, I don’t f*ck with chit-chat”
AC just stopped workin’, so they hit me
Told me bring my wrist back
Come through rockin’ fashions
That got all these bitches like “Yo, what’s that?”

[Refrain: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
I don’t really want no friends
I don’t really want no friends, no

[Verse 5: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, I catch a hoe right by her toe
If she ain’t f*ckin’ me and Nicki, kick that ho right through the door
(TR3YWAY)
I don’t really want no friends, my old ho just bought this Benz
Nicki just hopped in this sh*t, now I won’t see that bitch again

[Bridge: 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj]
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe (no)
I catch a ho right by her toe (no)
If she ain’t f*ckin’ me and Nicki (no)
Kick that ho right through the door (no, TR3YWAY)

[Outro: Nicki Minaj & 6ix9ine]
Mmm, Young Money, Young Money bunny
Colorful hair, don’t care
I don’t really want no friends, I don’t really want no friends, no
I don’t really want no friends, I don’t really want no friends, no
Scum Gang!

Famous Dex – Change Up xD Lyrics

[ Intro ]
I got you lil’ bro
( Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up )
16 I told you, you got one
Uh what, yeah, wait

[ Hook: Famous Dex ]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]

[ Verse 1: Famous Dex ]
I don’t want you baby girl, you a slut
16 on the beat, so you know we turnin’ up, ooh
Got that dirty Sprite right up in my cup
.30 by my gun, pussy nigga try your luck
I’m with A$AP Illz in New York
Fuck all these niggas, man these niggas really dork
Ballin’ out, [?] out the court
Gucci on my shirt, want the money i need mo’
I don’t want you, baby girl you a hoe
Sniffin’ on that coke, but she know she want some more
16 on the beat, vans on my feet, i got diamonds on my teeth, ooh
Dexter

[ Hook: Famous Dex ]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]
Your diamonds ain’t real, put the chain up
Can’t fuck with fake niggas, man they change up, ooh
Bad bitch, watch me change, huh
And she give me brain, [?]

Pitbull – Free Free Free Lyrics

[Intro: Pitbull]
Now let me take you from Miami, the pineapple
To New York, the big apple
Now let’s escape, darling

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

[Verse 1: Pitbull]
Guess who’s back? Fresh off the boat
Smelling like Bahamas, for sure
I still got the ship escape
Still the Godfather
Still el Padrino, you know
After dog, and kiss a little loose
A lotta bout 3-0-5, no goose
A straight walk a straight line, no juice
Catch me on top of that ya, no roof
Travel around the world like it’s a new sport
Move and escape to New York
Ahora ven aqui mami, dame un beso
Tu sabe que te gusta, deja eso

[Pre-Chorus: Pitbull]
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time
Baby girl, how you so fine?
Tonight you gon’ be mine (be mine)
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time (good time)
Baby girl, how you so fine? (so fine)
Tonight you gon’ be mine (that’s right)

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

[Verse 2: Pitbull]
Wooo
Guess who’s back? Yours truly
Mr. Independent, welcome to the new me
Nothing like freedom I’d love to be free
A world takeover, times three
Hardest working man in the game, that’s me
He’s done, he’s over, he’s finished, let’s see (yeah right)
You clearly don’t know me
Mami wanna have some fun, mami show me
Mami wanna party, I poured her some Voli
She said I remember you at [?]
I said baby that’s the old me
Ahora ven aqui mami, dame un beso
Tu sabe que te gusta, deja eso

[Pre-Chorus: Pitbull]
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time
Baby girl, how you so fine?
Tonight you gon’ be mine (be mine)
Tonight, tonight
We gon’ have us a real good time (good time)
Baby girl, how you so fine? (so fine)
Tonight you gon’ be mine (that’s right)

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free

[Hook: Theron Theron]
Go like kambo, take me down low down low
Party tempo, to the congo
We’ve been drinkin’, making right decisions
There’s no limit, everybody’s singing

[Chorus: Theron Theron]
Party jumpin’, until the morning
Feeling free, free, free
Hands keep waving, we misbehavin’
Feeling free, free, free
Cause ain’t nobody ready to go home
We gon’ keep it going all night long
Yeah, party raisin’, so hard time crazy
Feeling free, free, free