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MONDAY 10/27

Lets keep it 100
The state of R&B is in really bad shape,most of all the mainstream outlets are now ran by younger people who know very little about true R&B, and don’t really care,this is forcing artist to stop doing what they love,stop writing great songs,stop singing and wanting to be rappers,or at least do rapper like things,
When I post about new music,most of the comments I get are,jd bring back that good shit,instead of all this BS on the radio,
With that being said,All of you that feel this way,all of you that love great music,I ain’t to proud to beg lol,I’m begging you, pls pick up this new JE album,and help us restore the feeling, 10/27

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KID INK AND DEJ LOAF TO HEADLINE ‘SCREAM TOUR’

The “Scream Tour” is coming back with an all-new lineup.

Kid Ink and DeJ Loaf will headline “Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour,” with more artists to be announced.

“I’m excited to be a part of the reintroduction of such a prestigious touring brand as Scream,” Kid Ink told Billboard. “It’s a brand I grew up respecting and admiring. I can’t wait to hit the road and get this started.”

The 26-city trek, a joint venture between Live Nation and Scream Nation, kicks off March 12 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis and wraps its six-week run at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on April 26.

Throughout its 15 years, the “Scream Tour” has featured many chart-topping acts including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, T.I., and Ciara.

Tickets go on sale starting Jan. 31.

SCREAM NATION: THE REINTRODUCTION TOUR DATES

March 12 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
March 13 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
March 14 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
March 17 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
March 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
March 20 – Las Vegas, NV – The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
March 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
March 22 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
March 26 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
March 27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
March 29 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
April 2 – Southaven, MS – Lander’s Center
April 3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
April 4 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
April 7 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
April 9 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 11 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center
April 12 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Special Events Center
April 16 – Norfolk, VA – Ted Constant Convocation Center
April 17 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
April 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
April 19 – New York, NY – Kings Theatre
April 23 – Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square Center
April 24 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
April 25 – Kansas City, MO – Independence Events Center
April 26 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

NBA reveals dunk contest lineup

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn’s Mason Plumleewill be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night.

The dunk contest will be Feb. 14 at Barclays Center, part of NBA All-Star Weekend in New York. The All-Star Game will be Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden.

This year’s dunk contest will feature two rounds and no time limits. Each player will get two dunks in the first round, with the two players with the highest combined scores advancing to the final round. The two finalists also will get two dunks apiece in the head-to-head round.

There is a three-attempt maximum for each dunk. The event will feature five judges, who will score each dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, for a low score of 30 and a high score of 50.

The 2014 dunk contest champion was the Washington Wizards’ John Wall.

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Veteran Label/Management Exec Gary Gersh Joins AEG Live

Newly created post makes Gersh an ‘excitable boy again.’

Former manager and label exec Gary Gersh has joined global concert promoter AEG Live in the newly created position of president of global talent, Billboard has learned. Gersh most recently served as CEO of The Artist Organization (TAO) management firm, which had closed its offices in New York and L.A. by the end of 2014.

The deal for Gersh to join AEG Live was inked around the Christmas holidays, Gersh tells Billboard, and puts the executive squarely in the live music business for the first time in his long career. “I love music,” Gersh says, “but I also love business and growth and the opportunity to build, and all those things collide in one place here. I’m super excited about being a part of that. You know how it is, when you’re doing something often and for a long time, you think, ‘If I can be challenged and be an excitable boy again, that would be a super way to go through the next 10 or 12 years of my life.’ I just decided it was time for a change. Fortunately it landed me here, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

At AEG Live, Gersh will “play a critical role in managing and enhancing the ongoing relationships between artists and their agents, managers and other business associates and AEG Live’s touring, festivals and 15 regional offices,” according to a statement to be released by AEG Live on Thursday. Gersh will also “work directly with promoters and artists and their teams to create new business relationships and opportunities in the touring and other industry-related spaces,” according to the release.

A division of sports and venue giant Anshutz Entertainment Group, AEG Live is the second largest promoter in the world, reporting annual grosses in the $1 billion range, according to Billboard Boxscore. With its Goldenvoice division, AEG produces or co-produces 27 festivals, including New Orleans JazzFest, Coachella, Stagecoach, the Country Superfest brand and recent additions Firefly and Hangout. Tours produced by AEG Live in 2014 include the Rolling StonesPaul McCartneyKaty PerryEnrique Iglesias/Pitbull and George Strait.

“Gary’s rich background as both an accomplished label president and artist manager will bring great resources and unique experience to AEG Live as we continue to build the world’s pre-eminent live music company,” says AEG Live Chairman Jay Marciano in the statement. “I am confident that the opportunities Gary will develop for both AEG Live and our artists will not only be profitable for both parties, but will create exciting programming for music fans.”

Gersh has a storied music business career and was a key figure in jump-starting bands in the Seattle rock scene and like Soundgarden and Nirvana. Starting out as a record store clerk, Gersh helped build what became a chain of 30 Licorice Pizza record stores. After the chain was sold, Gersh went to work at Capitol Records in promotions before helping launch EMI America Records, where he signed and/or worked with such artists as David BowieStray CatsJohn WaiteGary U.S. BondsMarty Balin and J. Geils Band. Gersh was a founding partner of Geffen Records and signed/worked with numerous successful acts including Nirvana, The SundaysHoleSonic YouthPat MethenyStone RosesPeter GabrielRickie Lee JonesRobbie Robertson and Counting Crows. Gersh later served as president/CEO at Capitol/Blue Note Records, where he helped establish the careers of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters. In 1999, Gersh transitioned from major-label executive to artist manager when he and John Silva founded G.A.S. Entertainment Co. There he worked with BeckRage Against the Machine, Counting Crows, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Tenacious DJimmy Eat World and At the Drive-In, among others.

Among Gersh’s clients at TAO were Soundgarden, Portugal. The ManJohn LegendLenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, Tears for FearsChromeoAnimal CollectiveBilly TalentDeath From Above and MSTRKRFT, as well as graphic arts company Poketo and clothing company Imogene & Willie. “I had been in management a long time,” Gersh says. “We built [TAO] into a great company and had a great time doing it. It just seemed like the right time for a new challenge.”

Now Gersh moves from wrangling deals out of promoters as a manager to “sitting on the same side of the table,” as he puts it, though AEG’s business transcends concert and tour promotion to including venues, ticketing, branding/sponsorships, film and television, sports, merchandising, and other areas. “There are a lot of businesses that exist under AEG Live, and there are a lot of opportunities for me to use all my artist connections with managers and lawyers and years of doing this,” he says, “and also the opportunity to become part of the team to help it grow.”

A Los Angeles native, Gersh and his wife live in Santa Monica with their four children.

Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) & Young Thug (@youngthug) – Speed Racer & Warrior

Metro Thuggin - Speed Racer / Warrior

Speed Racer

Warrior

Metro Boomin and Young Thug link up together and decide to unleash 2 brand new joints called Speed Racer and Warrior.

Mixtape: 2 Chainz (@2Chainz) & The Real University (@RichieCap1) (@SB_Skooly) (@ElvisFreshley) – T.R.U. Jack City

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Download: 2 Chainz & The Real University – T.R.U. Jack City

2 Chainz introduces his T.R.U. (The Real University) label with the release of his new mixtape titled T.R.U. Jack City hosted by DJ E-Sudd. The label consists of Cap 1, Skooly and Short Dawg. T.R.U. Jack City mixtape comes with 17 tracks with guest features from Travis Porter, PeeWee Longway, Young Dolph, and BankRoll Fresh, with production from DJ Spinz, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made It, 808 Mafia, and Metro Boomin.

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