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Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces The Hamilton Mixtape Featuring Nas, Common & More

Earlier today (November 3rd) Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to announce that his Broadway smash hit Hamilton will now have its own mixtape. The tracklist for The Hamilton Mixtape is as star-studded as the musical's audience has been with artists like Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Queen Latifah appearing on the 23-track project.   Lin-Manuel Miranda...

A Tribe Called Quest's Last Album To Feature Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, & More

The title of A Tribe Called Quest's final album and its featured artists were unveiled in a New York Times interview that went live today (November 2nd). We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service is not absent of Phife Dawg and will be released on November 11th via Epic Records. Their first...

Apple Music Prices May Be Reduced

Tired of waiting for Apple Music exclusives to no longer be exclusive? Well, Digital Music News recently reported that Apple Music prices for single and family plan subscribers may drop by 20 percent. That would mean a $2 decrease for both single and family plan users, with prices possibly dropping to $7.99 and $12.99 respectively. The price...

Trick Daddy Warns Black Women That "Spanish and White Hoes" Are Now Competition (Video)

The self-proclaimed “KingDingaLing,” better known as Trick Daddy, made headlines today and it wasn’t for his music. While riding through the streets of Miami, Trick took to Instagram to address women of color (the black ones, specifically) that they have some serious competition developing from their white and Latina counterparts. The incoherent...

Tha Fly Nation & SwurvRadio.com are giving away Life Is Beautiful Tickets!

Life Is Beautiful Las Vegas Nv, September 23-25 Get Ready for the Biggest event in Sin City! The Life Is Beautiful 2016 Art & Music Festival returns to Downtown Las Vegas with an insane musical lineup featuring: J. Cole, G-Eazy, Kehlani, ZHU, Bassnectar, Leon Bridges, Dirty Heads, Major Lazer, Flume, Chromeo and...

MTV Video Music Awards 2016 Performances (Video)

This year's MTV VMAs kicked off  August 28th. The 33rd annual Video Music Awards featured the biggest artists in the industry: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, Fifth Harmony just to name a few.  It was definitely a big night for Rihanna as she received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and was...

Kanye West's Full 2016 VMA Speech (Video)

Leading up to the VMA’s last night, one moment that was highly talked about and hyped was whatKanye West going to do during his 4-minute segment that MTV gave him to free roam. Most predicted he would stand up there and give a classic Yeezy rant. And in some ways he...

President Obama Releases His Summer Playlist

President Barrack Obama released a summer playlists to give America an insight to what he has been grooving to, this summer.   The playlists, divided into a daytime & nighttime, features a variety of artists, genres, and spans across many decades.  View POTUS' playlist down below.   Been waiting to drop this: summer...

Ural Garrett talks upcoming fatherhood and his first book, Black Macabre: Thanking Evil

Tha Fly Nation caught up with journalist, photographer and graduate of Southern University & A&M College, Ural Garrett, to talk about his influences and experiences writing his first book, "Black Macabre: Thanking Evil", the greatest Faustian revenge thriller ever told! Black Macabre: Thanking Evil is published by Over the Edge...

23 Ways Featuring Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, & Many More (Video)

In the wake of the tragic murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, many across the globe have taken to the streets and to the web to speak out against the brutality against black & brown men and women, in the United States, at the hand of law officials whose duty is...

Vince Staples and Long Beach City Officials Back Program To Aid North Long Beach Youth

  Rapper Vince Staples, city officials back program to aid North Long Beach youth https://t.co/QD53Xah0RX pic.twitter.com/MPWQVah7Xz — LB Press-Telegram (@presstelegram) June 14, 2016     Young people in North Long Beach will be offered more programs this summer and additional opportunities for employment, thanks to efforts by city officials, and the backing of a rap...

2pac Biopic, 'All Eyez On Me' [Teaser Trailer] (Video)

Since the day of his ultimely death, 2pac fans have long-awaited the day that a biopic would see the light of day.  First, it was the Notorious B.i.G. biopic, Notorious, which opened the door of belief that said day would come soon; however, it only remained a rumor.  Then came the success of NWA's...

The Kendrick Lamar & Drake Beef That Almost Happened

For quite some time now, rumors concerning a possible rift between Kendrick Lamar and Drake have circulated all across the internet and beyond. Now, in a new interview with ex-NFL athlete Marcellus Wiley, we're learning just how close we were to an all-out beef and verbal war between the two...

dvsn hits Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver (Video)

I first heard of dvsn back in December from a friend of mine in Toronto who told me I had to check this guy out. My friend swore that he was the truth. You know people love them some soul/R&B music when someone uses the word truth to describe an...

iOS 10: Everything You Need to Know

Apple just announced the tenth version of iOS, the heart and soul of all the company’s mobile hardware. In celebration of the operating system’s double-digit milestone, Apple is making lots and lots of upgrades. Let’s take a look A much better lockscreen Craig Federighi started his massive...

Chance The Rapper Talks Kanye West's 'Good Ass Job' & Mixtape w/ Jay Electronica (Video)

Chance The Rapper sits with Zane Lowe and Beats 1 for Apple Music to talk about the journey from Acid Rap to working with with Kanye West, what God means to people, releasing mixtapes since high school, the possibility of making a project with Jay Electronica and much more. Let us...

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Best Performances (Video)

What a great night! The 2016 Billboard Music Awards took place in Las Vegas this Sunday, May 22nd. Britney Spears, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Pink, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Madonna and many more rocked the stage. Check out their performances below.   

Billboard Music Awards 2016 Red Carpet

The Billboard Music Awards show took place today, May 22nd, at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. Needless to say, the Red Carpet was on fire!  Check out the hottest looks below and let us know which one was your favorite!  Ciara Ariana Grande   Rihanna   Nick Jonas   Kelly Rowland   Seraya   Heidi Klum   Seal   Zendaya   Britney Spears   Ludacris   Demi Lovato   Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas, and Cole Whittle   Fifth Harmony

Life Is Beautiful 2016 (Video)

Life Is Beautiful. It’s not just a saying, it’s a celebration of music, art, food and ideas in Las Vegas. It is a really positive, uplifting, creative and once in a lifetime experience. Over the several years, Downtown Las Vegas has gone through a pretty heavy transformation, since Fremont Street, the...

Drake's Entire SNL Sketch 'VIEWS' Episode (Video)

As expected, Drake capitalizes on his latest album, "VIEWS," with a hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch impersonating Rihanna and a very special version of his "Back 2 Back" diss. Check out the sketches in full below! Let us know what you think in the comments.

Broke LA Is Good Enough To Forget Brokechella

New name and location is more than a simple evolution.   2016 meant something different for the guys formerly known as Brokechella. Despite Coachella sending cease and desist letters alongside outright sueing similarly named festivals, Brownies and Lemonade stage providers Kush Fernando and Evan Washington said otherwise in a recent interview with...

Joe Budden Talks 'Views' & Drake's regression

I cannot WAIT for tomorrow's release of the infamous "I'll Name This Podcast Later". Joe Budden seems to talk in depth about his opinions on Drake's latest project "Views". Stay tuned! PODCAST ADDED BELOW Let us know what you think in the comments.

Legendary Musician, Prince Passes Away At Age 57

Today it was announced that legendary musician and icon, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the superstar's death.  Many loved ones and fans have gone one to make statements regarding his death, including his Publicist...

Tom Thibodeau Agrees to Become Head Coach & President of Timberwolves

Last year, the Chicago Bulls wrongfully fired head coach Tom Thibodeau, in an attempt to revive their offense for the 2016 season. However, Fred Hoiberg’s inability to connect with the players, including Jimmy Butler calling out the team numerous times, as well as himself, was not enough for the team to make...

Live Stream Coachella 2016 (Video)

As legions of fans make their way for Indio, California for the first weekend of Coachella, many will not get to witness the concert live. If you’re in the latter portion of music fans, don’t worry because the festival will be broadcasting live. You will be able to watch from...

Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper & Gary Payton Talk About the Warriors Season (Video)

With the Golden State Warriors inching closer to beating that Chicago Bulls 1995-96 and only three games left in the season, all the talk around the NBA is whether or not they can tie or beat the record. Golden State didn’t want to buy into the hype, but finally caved the past few weeks. In...

Hot 97's Summer Jam 2016 Lineup

Its finally Friday and the lineup for Hot 97's Summer Jam 2016 has finally been released! 2016's festival will feature a bunch of top tier acts. Check out the lineup below. Stadium Stage Big Sean Pusha T & G.O.O.D. Music DJ Khaled & Friends A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg Bryson Tiller Young Thug Tinashe Kid Ink more to be announced.   Festival Stage Chance The Rapper Tory...

Apple Unveils the iPhone SE

Yesterday Apple announced the iPhone SE, a smaller, less-expensive alternative to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The SE's defining feature is the 4-inch display, which helps keep the footprint in check; the design is similar to that of the iPhone 5/5S. The SE runs on the Apple A9 chip...