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Live Stream: Hot 97 Celebrates Summer Jam 25

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Returning to live stream this year, Hot 97 teams up with streaming service Tidal for their 25th anniversary of Summer Jam taking place Sunday, June 10th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Only streaming the Stadium Stage, the live stream will feature performances by Meek Mill, Lil Wayne performing “Carter Classics,” Swizz Beatz & Friends, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg, Remy Ma, A Boogie, Rich the Kid, Bobby & Jabba with Aidonia, Kranium & Konshens, HoodCelebrityy, and Megan Ryte & Friends.

Tidal and Hot 97 will not be live streaming Kendrick Lamar‘s performance who is serving as the headliner, however, many fans are looking forward to Meek Mill who will be performing live for the first time since being released from prison back in April.

Watch it all go down starting at 6:15 PM EST below or here. Those who do not have tidal can sign up for a free six-month complimentary trial to watch the live stream here.

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Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator, and Doja Cat to Headline Coachella 2024

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Coachella has officially revealed its lineup for its 2024 festival.

Scheduled to take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, over the course of two weekends, April 12-14 and 19-21, this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be headlined by Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator, and Doja Cat.

Doja Cat will become the first female rapper in history to headline Coachella. Other performers include Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice, Skepta, Ken Carson, Tinashe, Chloé, Grimes, Jon Batiste, J. Balvin, Lil Yachty, Coi Leray, Victoria Monét, and many more over the course of two weekends.

Presale begins Friday, 1/19, at 11 am PT at coachella.com.

Check out the festival lineup below.

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The Rise of R&B Music in Africa

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The world’s music industry has always been inspired by Africa, the continent of rich cultural heritage. In the African music scene, R&B is experiencing a significant comeback, despite the historical dominance of Afrobeats, Amapiano, Gengetone, and other genres. This is an exciting development for the continent.

Africa’s R&B scene is proof of African musicians’ uniqueness, versatility, and creativity. R&B has always been associated with romantic themes and soulful songs, but African musicians are giving the genre a distinctive new direction by incorporating elements of their own cultures and musical tastes.

Africa has a never-ending love for good R&B; South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, and Uganda have the highest R&B listenership on Spotify. Collaborations between international superstars and African musicians in the R&B genre are becoming more frequent than they were a decade ago, mostly due to this tremendous rise.

From the mesmerizing strains of “Big FU” by David Guetta, featuring Nigeria’s finest Ayra Starr, to the captivating melodies of “Sensational” by Chris Brown, Davido, and Lojay, and Travis Scott jumping on Tyla‘s “Water,” one of Africa’s breakout songs of 2023. Africa’s stars are shining bright on the world stage.

And now, African singers are also connecting with one another to release global hits all on their own.

Soulful vocals combined with modern production techniques, Afrobeat loops, and traditional African rhythms are being skillfully blended by musicians all throughout the globe. This blend produces a sound that not only resonates with listeners but also bridges the gap between the past and the present.

In Africa, R&B is growing in popularity more than ever. We see that the power of music transcends all borders, whether by location or generation, as this global journey spreads like wildfire.

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Stefflon Don Seemingly Fires Shots at Jada Kingdom in New Song Teaser; Jada Kingdom Responds

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On Sunday (Jan 7), Stefflon Don treated her Instagram followers to a sneak peek of her flow over the Dutty Money Riddim. The anticipation soared as fans wondered if her lyrics were in reference to Jada Kingdom, sparked by rumors linking the Jamaican artist to Stefflon’s ex, Burna Boy.

Speculations came about when Jada was spotted donning a ‘Damini’ diamond necklace, reminiscent of Burna’s signature chain, during her time in London.

Sharing a snippet of her bars, Stefflon Don captioned the post with, “TOP GYAL NEVA SELL PUSSY YET. Stefflon Don Aka Don Cullinan 🇯🇲🇯🇲,” setting the rumor mill in motion. Fans began discussing the potential connections between the lyrics and Jada Kingdom.

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Addressing the speculation head-on, Stefflon Don took to Instagram Stories to clarify that her rap was not aimed at Jada Kingdom. In a post on Sunday, she asserted, “Let me put an @ to the person I was actually referring to since you all are so fast.” She went on to name-drop “Big p*****@bigdonatella” (Donatella Panayiotou) and her husband Eugene Church @connectthedotsintl, urging them to resolve the situation before she decided to speak up.

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In response, Jada Kingdom countered the rumors on her Instagram Stories, tagging Stefflon Don and expressing disbelief in the clarification provided.

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