Puff Daddy’s Sons to Take Over BET’s ‘106 & Park’ With Song Premieres & Label Announcement


As Puff Daddy preps for the Bad Boy Family reunion tour kicking off in August, his sons are set to invade BET’s 106 & Park for a Combs family affair.

As Puff Daddy preps for the Bad Boy Family reunion tour kicking off in August, his sons are set to invade BET’s 106 & Park for a Combs family affair.

Following Christian “King” Combs’ Bad Boy/Epic Records deal announcement in April, he is set to perform two new songs on the countdown show called “Party” and “For Me,” which he co-wrote and co-produced. His older brother Quincy Brown will take on hosting duties and also formally announce his signing to Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records. Their sibling, Justin Combs, will be joining the BET party as well.

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The Combs Bros will hit 106 & Park on Friday (June 24) at 6 p.m. ET.

Usher, Vic Mensa Sign With Scooter Braun For Management: Sources


Joining Justin Bieber and Kanye West on Scooter Braun’s SB Projects roster are Usher and rapper Vic Mensa.

Usher and rising Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa have signed with Scooter Braun for management, sources tell Billboard. The two artists are the latest additions to the SB Projects roster following Kanye West, whom Braun began co-managing in March. Mensa is co-managed by Cody Kazarian.

Inside Usher’s Management Merry-Go-Round

Over the last two years, Braun has been steadily building out his management base. In addition to longtime client and Usher protégé Justin Bieber, Braun represents Tori Kelly, Carly Rae Jepsen, Martin Garrix and Black Eyed Peas, among others. He and former client Ariana Grande parted ways in February, though Braun is credited with having A&R’d her just-released album, Dangerous Woman, along with Republic Records EVP Wendy Goldstein.

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“I’ve always been in the Scooter family,” Usher told Billboard when asked to confirm his signing after appearing on a panel with Ryan Seacrest at the 73rd annual Cannes Lions on June 21. “We actually have worked together on artists, and worked together in business. So it’s just a continuum.”

Live Nation president/global touring and chairman/global music Arthur Fogel and Maverick Management partner Ron Lafitte joined Usher’s manager/wife Grace Miguel in helming the singer’s career last year. The eight-time Grammy Award winner’s previous managers include his mother Jonetta Patton, Benny Medina (Jennifer Lopez) and former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips.

Vic Mensa Talks Emotional ‘There’s Alot Going On’ EP, Encourages Fans to Vote

Set to perform at the BET Awards (June 26), Usher recently released two new singles, “Crash” and “No Limit” featuring Young Thug. Usher’s long-awaited eighth studio album, Flawed, is due later this year. He also portrays boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in Hands of Stone, the biopic about fellow boxer Roberto Duran. The film opens in theaters on Aug. 26.

Signed to Roc Nation by Jay Z last year, Chicago native Mensa released his latest project, the seven-song EP There’s Alot Going On, on June 3. Co-signed early on by Kanye West, Mensa appears on the track “Wolves,” together with Sia, from West’s album The Life of Pablo. Mensa featured West on his own 2015 single “U Mad” and also earned his first Grammy nomination that year for best rap song as a co-writer on West’s single “All Day.”

Kanye West to Premiere ‘Famous’ Video at L.A. Forum


Kanye West will unveil the new visual for his ‘Life of Pablo’ single “Famous” on Friday at a premiere event at the LA Forum in Inglewood, California.

Kanye West will unveil the new visual for his Life of Pablo single “Famous” on Friday at a premiere event at the LA Forum in Inglewood, California. The event will be live streamed via Tidal.

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Tickets go on sale Thursday morning at 10 a.m. PST, with a limited number of local Tidal members gaining access via the streaming platform’s social channels.

The “Famous” video premiere is another massive event for the hip-hop artist, following West’s sold out Yeezy Season 3 fashion show and T.L.O.P. unveiling at Madison Square Garden in February, as well as packed out pop-up shops in New York and Los Angeles.

Kanye West Shares Saint Pablo Tour Dates

Following the premiere, the visual for “Famous” will be streamed exclusively on Tidal for one week.

Earlier this week, West added a fourth show at the LA Forum for his upcoming Saint Pablo Tour, after the first three October dates sold out.

Las Vegas Is Getting a Sports Team


NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the Southwestern city will be the home of a new hockey franchise as part of the League’s centennial celebrations. Bettman said:

In the fall of 2017, when we celebrate the 100th birthday of the NHL [the 2017-2018 season], we will do so as a league of 31 teams. We are pleased to welcome Bill Foley and the city of Last Vegas to the league and are truly excited that an NHL franchise will be the first major professional sports team in this vibrant, growing, global destination city.

The unnamed team will play its home games in Las Vegas’s brand-spanking-new $375M USD T-Mobile Arena, which opened for events earlier this year.

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