A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden, says he tried to avoid fight

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky testified Thursday at his assault trial in Sweden that he did everything possible to avoid a confrontation with two men he said were persistently following his entourage in Stockholm, but one of those men picked a fight with one of his bodyguards. The recording artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused along with two other men believed to be members of his entourage of beating a 19-year-old man, Mustafa Jafari, in Stockholm on June 30. The rapper, 30, pleaded not guilty…

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Jury deliberates over dollars in Katy Perry case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a trial over Katy Perry’s hit “Dark Horse” and the rapper who says it was stolen from him.: Jurors are deciding how much Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label owe the writers of a Christian rap song over her hit “Dark Horse. The jury has already found that “Dark Horse” improperly copied from Marcus Gray’s song “Joyful Noise.” They’re now just deliberating over the amount. In closing arguments Thursday, lawyers for Gray and his two co-writers told the jury they should…

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Music Sales Platform Bandcamp opens Store in Oakland

Popular online DIY music platform, Bandcamp just announced it’s opened a physical store and performance space in Oakland, CA. The Space is located at 1901 Broadway in Oakland, California (right by the 19th Street BART station), and open Monday-Friday from 12pm-7pm. The space features a selection of records that showcase the diversity and design of the more than five million albums available on Bandcamp, and we host free, all-ages shows and events (we’re launching a video series around those performances a little later this year). If you’re heading their way…

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American Basketball Association releases First Sports League Compilation Album, “Coast to Coast”

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International media, distribution company Royal Heir Entertainment recently partnered with the iconic American Basketball Association to release the World’s First Compilation album for a Professional Sports League. This is the first of many music related projects the companies will be collaborating in this year. Royal Heir CEO, Brian “Essince” Collins was recently named the new Director of Marketing for ABA Fusion, the ABA’s new sports and music arm. “The ABA has long wanted to fuse music with sports at a level never before attempted. And thanks to Brian “Essince” Collins,…

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A1 BENTLEY Announces New Album “Turbulence” with Chris Brown, Ty$, PARTYNEXTDOOR

A1 Bentley is having an unstoppable year! He’s dropped smokin’ hot videos for “Forfeit” feat. Fabolous, “Secret” with T-Pain, and the hilarious “Cash App”collab with YBN Almighty Jay. (Click the gifs below to watch.) Plus he scored a huge win after co-writing a GOLD RECORD, “No Stylist” by French Montana and Drake. Now the Love & Hip Hopstar is announcing full album Turbulence on the way with even more crazy collaborations, like Chris Brown, OT Genasis, Ty Dolla $ign and PARTYNEXTDOOR, and a multi-state tour that just kicked off with T-Pain! If the creativity, musical skill and HUGE personality he’s been…

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BONNAROO Music & Arts Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup

Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are excited to reveal the initial lineup for the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 18th annual four-day multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day) and more – will go on sale Thursday, January 10, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively viawww.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Bonnaroo has never been more accessible…

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Watzreal releases ITZ ALL LOVE (Album)

San Francisco based artist Watzreal returns with his new full-length project Itz All Love featuring guest appearances including Cash Campain, Tone Jonez, and more! A true independent hip hop artist, Watzreal has been making a name for himself with back to back tours and countless live appearances across the Bay Area. With an energetic live show and relatable lyrics, it’s easy to see why fans have been connecting with this Berkely, CA raised MC more and more with every release. Showing his softer side, Watzreal taps producers 80Seven, Tone Jonez,…

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