Things are constantly changing in the landscape of the music industry and it’s important to stay on top of trends and news updates, especially as an independent artist. We’ve got you covered with a weekly recap of the top stories you need to know.
LIL JON DROPS “AIN’T NO TELLIN” FEATURING MAC DRE
Lil Jon has dropped a new track featuring the Bay Area legend Mac Dre. It was a devastating blow when Mac Dre passed away in 2004, but we’re for sure happy to hear the legend himself back on “Ain’t No Tellin’.”
DJ KHALED PLANS TO SUE BILLBOARD
DJ Khaled plans on suing Billboard due to claims that he was cheated out of last week’s number one spot which was held by Tyler, The Creator’s “IGOR.” Billboard didn’t agree to combine DJ Khaled’s energy drink bundle with his album sales, while they did count Tyler The Creator’s merch bundle sales combined with his album sales.
TYLER THE CREATOR TEASES GOLF WANG X LACOSTE COLLAB
Tyler, The Creator was caught previewing possible upcoming pieces from a potential GolfWang x Lacoste collaboration at the French Open in Paris. Even though this collaboration isn’t for certain, fans suspect an announcement coming up very soon. Tyler was also seen previewing more pieces while on his trip to Paris.
KANYE WEST & PUSHA T SUED OVER “COME BACK BABY” SAMPLE
Kanye West and Pusha T are reportedly being sued over failing to clear the sample used for Pusha T’s track “Come Back Baby” featured on “Daytona.” FAME Enterprises Inc. claims that West and Pusha T sampled George Jackson’s “I Can’t Do Without You” without permission. It’s not a surprise, knowing Kanye. He is a sampling god, however, when it comes to sampling people’s music IP you must get it cleared.
M.I.A. CROWNED MEMBER OF MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
M.I.A. has recently been named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of The British Empire. According to PitchFork, “British nominees are recognized for their service to the arts, medicine, philanthropy, and other sectors. M.I.A gladly accepts this award and pays tribute to her mother who stitched these medals for the past 30 years. “