Concerts


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One of music’s biggest festivals, Lollapalooza 2015, kicked off at Grant Park in Chicago on Friday night. Paul McCartney, Flying Lotus, Young Thug, BADBADNOTGOOD, SZA, DJ Mustard and more performed on Day 1, which was closed by Toronto’s own The Weeknd. The XO singer delivered an hour set, performing songs off his critically acclaimed Trilogy effort, plus collaborations with Drake (“Crew Love”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Or Nah”) and Ariana Grande (“Love Me Harder”).

Along with his remix of Beyoncé “Drunk In Love,” The Weeknd didn’t leave without rocking out to his trio of new hits “Earned It,” “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” Watch the full 57-minute set from Lollapalooza below.

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It’s always dope as hell when hip-hop helps your different interests collide. While looking for a photogrpaher to shoot the Migos show last night at the Highline in NYC, my boss as VIBE (Datwon Thomas) offered to hit up a good friend of his for the job. Little did I know it would one of my favorite skateboard photographers growing up, Ian Reid. Talk about things coming full cirlce.

Some of you may know Ian from his infamous Sex, Hood, and Videotape film.

Read the full concert review at VIBE now.

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A-Trak and Fool’s Gold Records returns with their annual Fool’s Gold Day Off concert series. This year, the festival makes stops in Los Angeles (Aug. 29), Atlanta (Sept. 5), New York City (Sept. 7), Miami (Sept. 13) and Austin, Texas (Sept. 19).

L.A. kicks off with Action Bronson, Travi$ Scott, and Post Malone, while Meek Mill, Skepta, and Flatbush Zombies invade Brooklyn Live at the Inlet in NYC. Rich Homie Quan, Bankroll Fresh and Father will hold down the Atlanta stop, with Flosstradamus, Vic Mensa heating up Miami’s Mana Wynwood. Earl Sweatshirt, Rome Fortune, D.R.A.M. and Towkio will head appear during the final in Austin, Texas. For details and to purchase tickets click here.

Check out the full lineups below.

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The moment is here. After teasing music lovers in recent weeks, Billboard has announced the lineup for their inaugural Hot 100 Fest. The two-day event, taking place on August 22 and 23 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York, is headlined by The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex and a special guest performance by Justin Bieber.

Lil’ Wayne, Jason Derulo, Fetty Wap, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Kiesza, and Santigold are other notable artists on the bill. One final artist has not been revealed yet, as the official flyer has the unknown performer’s name blurred out. Fans planning to attend the event can purchase tickets via pre-sale Citipass/Mastercard here, with general ticket sales beginning at 10 a.m. EST on July 16.

Check out the full lineup below.

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Lil’ Wayne is coming home for a special event. The Young Money rapper has announced the first annual Lil’ Weezyana Festival, taking place August 28 at Champions Square’s Bold Sphere Music. Taking a page from Drake’s OVO Fest, Weezy’s event will take place in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Along with plenty of surprises, fans can expect a Hot Boys reunion which was also revealed. Pre-sale tickets go on-sale this Wednesday.

Previously: Lil’ Wayne – Free Weezy Album (Album Stream)

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One of the world’s biggest music festivals has invaded the United Kingdom. The 2015 Wireless Festival returns to London’s Finsbury Park this weekend, featuring many of today’s hottest artists. Kicking off on Friday, the three-day event is headlined by Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Avicii, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta. Aside from the big-time closers, artists such as A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Major Lazer, Jessie J, Pusha T, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Travi$ Scott, DJ Mustard, Stromae, G-Eazy, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Rae Sremmurd, Joey Bada$$, Vince Staples and more are set to perform.

For those that didn’t make the flight across the Atlantic, Yahoo! has music lovers covered, as the event will be streamed every day live from 8:15 a.m. EST – 5:30 p.m. EST. Day 1 kicks off with Vince Staples, ILOVEMAKONNEN, G-Eazy, Travi$ Scott, Joey Bada$$, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Major Lazer, A$AP Rocky, and finally, Drake.

Watch below.

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If you’re overseas and haven’t seen either A$AP Rocky or Wiz Khalifa in concert before, this is your chance. The two have announced a 16-date run that will travel through the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. The tour will run from October 13 to the 28, with a pre-sale of tickets available tomorrow and general sale to the public going up on Friday.

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The announcement is here! The Made In America Festival lineup has arrived. Taking place on September 5 & 6 from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA, this year’s event will be headlined by Beyoncé and The Weeknd. Other performers on the bill include: J. Cole, Future, Big Sean, Action Bronson, Banks, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Earl Sweatshirt, Santigold, DJ Mustard, G-Eazy, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Post Malone, A-Trak, and more.

Check out the full lineup below as tickets go on-sale to the public this June 26 at 12 p.m. EST time, with pre-sales starting June 25 at 10 a.m. EST.

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Kanye West closed Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash on Saturday night in Atlanta. The rapper-producer-designer gave the ATL an unforgettable performance, including a guest appearance from 2 Chainz during “Mercy.” Before bringing a crowd of people on stage for “All Day,” Kanye got some thoughts off his chest with a new freestyle.

See that’s the magic of racism, it works on itself,” rapped Yeezus. “We hate each other, screw each other, kill each other when we can’t kill nobody else.” “500 ni**as gettin’ pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-popped, and North Carolina didn’t help,” later referring to the tragic murders in Charleston, South Carolina.

Check out the freestyle and full lyrics below.

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Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9 celebrated its 20th Birthday Bash on Saturday night with a bang. Held at Philips Arena, the evening featured performances by Kanye West, Migos, B.o.B, Ludacris, Wale, D.R.A.M. and K Camp. The star of the night was A-Town’s own Future, who called on a few friends to join him on stage. Meek Mill was up first, storming the stage to “Monster,” as his girlfriend Nicki Minaj appeared shortly after posing with the new love of her life.

Future later closed the night with his “Jungle” tourmate Drake, who performed a medley of “Legend,” “My Way,” “Know Yourself,” “Energy” and the finale “F**k Up Some Commas.”

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