The winter is coming to an in depth (thank God) and pageant season is approaching. Over the previous few months, main festivals have been unveiling their line-ups and getting folks excited for the summer season. One of probably the most thrilling pageant this 12 months is Woodstock which might be returning for its 50th anniversary. There have been rumors about who might be performing however immediately, they unveil your complete line-up.
Woodstock 50 is mixing a little bit of every part for music lovers throughout the board. Jay-Z has been confirmed as a headliner on the ultimate day of the pageant. Chance The Rapper can even be performing the day earlier than HOV in addition to Chance's brother Taylor Bennett. The line-up features a heavy quantity of hip-hop artists as properly. Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples will each be taking the stage. Additionally, Woodstock 50 will embrace performances from Common, Run The Jewels, Akon, Princess Nokia, SiR, Halsey, Janelle Monae and extra.
“It’ll be an eclectic invoice,” pageant organizer Michael Land instructed Rolling Stone earlier this 12 months. “It’ll be hip-hop and rock and a few pop and among the legacy bands from the unique pageant … I need it to be multi-generational. Woodstock ’94 was a pleasant mixture of younger and outdated and that’s form of what we’re going for right here.”
The pageant will happen from August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York. Peep the complete line-up beneath.
Diddy, Oprah, Ice Cube & More React To Regina King’s Oscars Win
They acknowledge her queendom.
Regina King's street to the Oscars was a long time within the making. The actress lastly acquired her first nomination for her supporting position in If Beale Street Could Talk, the cinematic adaptation of a James Baldwin traditional. Opening final evening's award ceremony together with her claiming a golden statue was a blessed second. Her achievement unleashed waves of reward with trade figures like Oprah, Ice Cube and Common, giving the artist well-deserved props. View the tradition's acknowledgments beneath.
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King's acceptance speech included this sense of neighborhood. “To be standing right here representing one of many best artists of our time, James Baldwin — it’s a little bit surreal,” mentioned the actress with tears of triumphant pleasure. “James Baldwin birthed this child and Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with a lot love and assist, so it’s acceptable for me to be standing right here as a result of I’m an instance of what it seems like when assist and love is poured into somebody.”
The feelings ran excessive behind the scenes as Regina ready for her engraved title to be positioned on her award. "I am gonna have me a tequila in there," King mentioned, overwhelmed with the respect. "I am gonna go together with what does me nicely."
Trayvon Martin Remembered On 24th Birthday By Common, Omari Hardwick & More
Trayvon Martin would have been 24-years-old as we speak.
Today would have been Trayvon Martin's 24th birthday. The picture of his face with a hood draped over his head has turn into an emblem in as we speak's world. The younger man's dying sparked an vital dialog in American historical past, signalling the beginning of the Black Lives Matter motion. While he is only one of many undeserving victims of police brutality, Trayvon stands out considerably. Who is aware of what he would have been capable of accomplish in the beginning was taken away from him. As we keep in mind Trayvon on his birthday, a number of different activists, actors, musicians and entertainers have taken to social media to pay their respects.
Common shared a photograph of Martin on Twitter, wishing him a cheerful birthday. Omari Hardwick bought fairly sentimental in his put up, rewinding to when he paid tribute to the late Martin in 2013. During his reflection, Hardwick stated that he is nonetheless paying tribute 7 years later and he will not let Trayvon's reminiscence be taken away from him. Tracee Ellis Ross inspired all her followers to maintain Trayvon's title energetic "as we speak and at all times."
Trayvon's reminiscence will stay eternally. His dying modified many individuals's lives and we cannot let him drift away. Join us in wishing a cheerful birthday to Trayvon Martin.
Nas, Snoop Dogg, Big Boi, Pharrell, and More Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Praise the king.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a particular vacation with relevance that solely continues to turn out to be extra obvious in our on a regular basis lives. Of course, issues have improved for African Americans for the reason that assassination of Dr. King fifty years in the past. Still, the phrases of the late chief ring true at the moment. Dr. King was on a mission to battle monetary inequality when he died. He was a critic of capitalism and believed a democratic socialist system would root out systematic and institutionalized racism that he believed was tied to American politics.
King realized in his battle for social equality that monetary inequalities have been the basis of the difficulty. For instance, conservative new websites take pleasure in displaying the truth that African Americans are a small a part of the inhabitants (about 13 percent), however contribute to essentially the most crime. When trying on the challenge from a world view although, regardless of the nation you look at, the communities with the worst poverty have the very best crime charges. Dr. King realized that the circumstances of poor communities led to larger crime charges and in flip, a cycle of destruction. He strongly believed that by elevating the poor financially, a number of elements of racism would turn out to be ineffective.
Dr. King's battle for social justice, monetary freedom, and civil rights made him one of the vital males in American historical past. Celebrities all around the nation took to social media to reward Dr. King on his revered vacation. From Pharrell to Big Boi, try the artists that honored MLK on his day.
Common Wishes Travis Scott Wouldn't Do The Superbowl Halftime Show
Common stands with Kaep.
The hip-hop group has firmly acknowledged their stance in opposition to the NFL, which is why the information that
Common Says The Black Community Failed R. Kelly Survivors: "We Live & Learn"
Common joins the lengthy checklist of acts to talk on R. Kelly.
Lots of people have spoken out about R. Kelly greater than ever earlier than because the premiere of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary. Omarion introduced that every one R. Kelly-written observe can be retired after reunion tour, Daymon John stated the music maker ought to kill himself and Chance The Rapper shared his remorse in collaborating with the “Ignition” singer.
The newest to talk on the matter is none aside from Common who instructed TMZ that he believes the Black group failed the survivors. In the video beneath, “The Food” rapper defined that if R. Kelly was molesting and abusing girls who weren’t Black the outreach and help of the victims would have been a lot higher.
“He would have been attacked by the system another way, that means the system would not have a price for Black girls the best way they do…you already know white girls or simply different nationalities,” he stated. He added how Kelly has some significantly darkish points and the way he has compassion or the victims of his horrors.
“We failed as a group as a result of we knew that these items have been taking place and as a substitute of making an attempt [to help], we simply rocking to the music,” he added. “I am responsible of that myself as a result of I did not cease and be like ‘no!”
Watch the full clip beneath.
SLANDER Just Dropped Their New EP & It's Everything We Wanted [MUST LISTEN]
It’s often widespread follow to maintain a couple of tracks within the chamber while you’re releasing an EP. This follow isn’t at all times ascribed to, as within the case of Martin Garrix’s BYLAW EP which got here out in October, or Slander’s The Headbangers Ball EP, which got here out final week.
Having already launched “You Don’t Even Know Me” with RIOT, “Running To You” with Spag Heddy and Elle Vee, and “Hate Being Alone” with Dylan Matthew, there’s not a lot for me to say right here that you simply received’t already know.
In any case, Slander is presently on “The Headbangers Ball” North America tour, and will kick off the brand new yr on January 11th with two nights of exhibits on the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. (Get your tickets right here.)
Check out the complete The Headbangers Ball EP beneath!
Win Tickets to Mamby on The Beach
There is something truly magical about being able to listen to some of your favorite music while watching the sun set behind one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. Luckily for all of you reading you’ll be given the chance to experience all of that firsthand because we are once again teaming up with React Presents to bring you a giveaway for this years Mamby on the Beach!
Mamby on the Beach once again boasts an impressive lineup with the likes of Common, Cold War Kids, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Gorgon City, and Duke Dumont, just to name a few… you can check out the full lineup below.
Entering is simple, just scroll down to the contest widget below and follow the different links in order to gain entries! You can even use the referral link as many times as you can to really give yourself the best chances. One winner will receive a pair (2) of tickets to the event, the contest ends on Thursday, May 24th. The winner will be contacted email so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on your inbox!
In case you don’t want to risk not winning, head over to the Mamby on the Beach website to purchase your tickets while you can!
Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with all of the latest Mamby on the Beach news here!
Watch Vic Mensa & Common's Performance At MarchForOurLives In DC
Common and Vic Mensa were part a Chicago contingent that showed up for the Washington, DC MarchForOurLives rally, central to the movement. They set f on foot with Kanye, Kim and even 4 year old North West, blending in with the crowd hundreds thousands.
Vic Mensa took the stage as part the rally's scheduled programming. Vic performed the politically-charged "Now We Could Be Free," fering a foreword before launched himself into 'stage euphoria.'
"This song is dedicated to Stephon Clark, Decynthia Clements and all the unarmed Black men and women killed by police weapons, Until all us are free, none us will be free."
Common coupled with singer Andra Day for performance their duet "Stand Up for Something," shortly thereafter. The song featured on the Marshall soundtrack accounts for the pairs first Academy Award Nomination in the category Best Original Song. Before his set, Common adamantly praised the focus on youth in this "revolutionary charge." Common has long recognized issues plaguing communities color. His resolve is tested like everyone else's, and yet he remains hopeful that a flexible change in political activism is within the realm possibility.
When Stars Have No Chill: Biggest OMG & WTF Moments At The Oscars
Tiffany Haddish took extra steps to meet Meryl Streep.