Streaming Giant Audiomack Influences Iconic Billboard Music Charts 

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Digital media powerhouse has yet again set the standard for producing high-quality content that matters for the culture. With every play on music for Audiomack, artists are allotted streams that count toward a colossal goal, charting on the Billboards.

More than a quarter of a billion US plays, representing streams from Audiomack’s subscription tier as well as logged-in streams from its ad-supported tier, with streams from each tier weighted appropriately, will factor into MRC Data (Nielsen SoundScan) sales calculations, influence Billboard chart positions, and contribute toward Gold, Platinum, and Diamond certifications by the RIAA.

To put it simply, if you’re an artist in any region of the world, get yourself an Audiomack account and join the wave. Don’t let more time pass you by without one. The more tools available that get you on the Billboard charts, the better! 

“In contributing to the most iconic music charts, Audiomack will now certify the achievements of countless artists whose previous success has never been represented fairly and accurately.” – Vanessa Wilkins, Audiomack’s Director of Music & Data Partnerships.

The game-changing approach of Audiomack continues to push the envelope, and well deserving talent is the ever present benefactor. 

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Today In Hip Hop History: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Crashes The Grammys’ Stage 22 Years Ago 

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On this day in 1998, Wu-Tang Clan’s very own Ol’ Dirty Bastard crashed the stage at Radio City Music Hall to voice his opinion about losing a Grammy nomination to Diddy.

The year was monumental for all of the Wu-Tang Clan. Since their debut release as a group four years prior, many of the members put forth some of the best albums in not only Hip Hop but all of music.

On the contrary, the same could be said for a young Sean Combs who, at the time, went by the name “Puff Daddy.” Since his early departure from Uptown Records, he had been making a solid name in the industry whether it be founding Bad Boy Entertainment, producing hits for artists that include: Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Lil’ Kim, and Usher –just to name a few, or even promoting his own talents like The Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack. But in 1997, he had begun to make his mark as a rapper with the release of his first LP titled, No Way Out.

Fast forward to the 40th Annual Grammy Awards held in the historic Radio City Music Hall in 1998. The Wu-Tang Clan’s Wu-Tang Forever would be matched with Diddy’s No Way Out in the category for Best Rap Album. Unfortunately for the Clan, they fell short, which caused disbelief to many, including Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who not long after grabbed the mic from a young Erykah Badu and announced that “Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best…”

Puff Daddy’s No Way Out album won the award, but ODB said his outfit “costed” him way too much not to not have his side of the story heard.

The late ODB would be rivaled by none other than a Hennessy bottle-toting Kanye West, who mirrored his acts on the Grammy stage in 2015 with a young Taylor Swift.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Former USA Gymnastics Coach Commits Suicide Amid Sexual Assault Charges 

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According to a recent report from TMZ, a former coach of the USA Olympics gymnastics team has committed suicide after being charged with 20 counts of human trafficking, 2 counts of sexual assault, 1 count of racketeering, and 1 count of lying to a peace officer.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who convicted former team coach John Geddert, said, “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life. This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved.”

Geddert coached during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, overseeing Olympians such as Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber. One of the team’s doctors, Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in 2018 for sexually abusing young gymnasts, was shielded by Geddert, who lied to police saying he never heard complaints about the doctor.

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Arsenio Hall Revealed He Made a Pact With Eddie Murphy To Never Make a ‘Coming To America’ Sequel 

Arsenio Hall Revealed He Made a Pact With Eddie Murphy To Never Make a 'Coming To America' Sequel

Despite the success of Coming To America, Arsenio Hall revealed that he made a pact with his co-star, Eddie Murphy, to never do a sequel.

During a recent interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the former late-night talk show host explained the pact was the reason the follow-up was delayed.

“It took 30 years because we never planned on doing it. In fact, we shook and said, ‘Let’s never do a sequel.’ We were so happy with it. It was perfect, we’re never going to mess with it.”

Coming To America has grown into a cult classic since its release three decades ago and the duo revisited their pact after realizing that.

Arsenio says he loved the storyline Eddie pitched, but he had an issue with who the comedian wanted to cast as his son.

“[Eddie Murphy] wanted Tracy Morgan to play his son — and I think Eddie and Tracy look about the same age. But, he’s Eddie Murphy, so you have to say it easy. You know what I did, I did it in joke form and said, ‘Maybe in the third one, Morgan Freeman can be your son.’ “

Although Tracy Morgan won’t portray Eddie’s son he still has a supporting role in the movie. Check out Arsenio Hall’s interview on The Late Show below:

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French Montana Announces “Whoopty” Remix With Rowdy Rebel 

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French Montana announces that Rowdy Rebel will be on CJ’s “Whoopty” Remix. On Instagram, Rowdy Rebel shares that he and  French will be on the remix.

The Coke Boys CEO took to Instagram earlier yesterday giving Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel a welcome home shout-out. In that shout-out was the announcement of the “Whoopty” remix. French is featured on the record but so is Rowdy Rebel. Additionally putting his stamp of approval on one of the most commercially successful drill songs in recent times.

“YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS WHEN YOU HEAR THAT haannnnn WELCOME HOME @realbobbyshmurdags9 @rowdyrebel. my guys,”

On Montana’s Instagram, he shares some BTS footage of himself, Rowdy Rebel, and CJ in the studio cooking up. It’s unclear whether they’re hitting that Bobby Shmurda is also on the remix. “I want everybody to go tell @funkmasterflex to drop this FOR THE CITY,” French added.

Since entering the rap game, CJ says that French Montana provided him a lot of guidance; according to a recent interview with HNHH.  In addition, CJ teases a few collaborations that’s in the making.

“I’m seven months in the game. He’s been in the game for a little while. He knows the ins-and-outs of this industry. He just wanted to guide me in the right direction and help me with this project,” he said.

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American Airlines Pilot Has Possible UFO Spotting 

American Airlines Pilot Has Possible UFO Spotting

An American Airlines pilot apparently spots a UFO while flying from Cincinnati to Phoenix. The UFO spotted by the American Airlines pilot is under investigation.

Just what we need amidst a panoramic, an alien invasion.

On Sunday (Jan 21), An American Airlines pilot sounded pretty perplexed by a “long, cylindrical object” zooming over his plane in New Mexico airspace. The event takes place not too far from Roswell, which houses the International UFO Museum and Research Center.

Since then, a transmission recorded by Steve Douglass on his blog, Deep Black Horizon has been verified to Fox News by American Airlines themselves.

While traveling from Cincinnati to Phoenix the pilot on flight 2292 around 1:00 p.m. CST radioed in. During his radio call, the pilot says there’s an unidentified object flying right on top of them.”Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” the pilot said in the radio transmission. “I hate to say this but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast. It went right over the top of us.”  

American Airlines confirmed that the radio transmission is authentic. However, they did not give any further comment on the possible alien encounter; at least not at that time.

According to a TMZ update at 9:52 AM PT, the FAA is refuting the pilot’s sighting at that time in New Mexico. The FAA tells TMZ …

“FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.”

What do you guys think the pilot saw? People have been talking about the appending zombie apocalypse during the pandemic… But maybe it’s going to be an alien invasion instead?

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Disney+ Unveils The First-Look At ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ 

Disney+ Unveils The First-Look At The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder

The Proud Family is getting the reboot treatment on and they look all grown up in the first look below. Disney+ unveiled the photos on Thursday.

Penny Proud is now 14 years old and “loving it,” meanwhile Trudy Proud operates her own veterinarian clinic, and the beloved Oscar Proud is “more overbearing than ever.”

We also get a first look at the “new kid on the block,” Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, voiced by Keke Palmer.

Disney+ didn’t mention a release date for The Proud Family reboot but Kyla Pratt said it’s going to be “amazing.”

“The people who loved watching the original will absolutely love watching the [revival],” she said. “And it’s going to introduce it to people who hadn’t seen the original! I love it because we’re talking about things that animated shows normally don’t talk about, and I think that’s something that we need.”

Check out the photos and family tree below:

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The White House Hosts Special Black History Month Celebration 

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In celebration of Black History Month, the White House will host a virtual event, which will feature President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Joining our nation’s leadership will be Anthony Hamilton and the historic Saint Augustine’s Choir for a special performance. The event will be live-streamed across the YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter channels for the White House, along with exclusive streaming on The Source.

During the event, the President and Vice President are expected to provide a special address for Black America, while also advocating for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Hamilton is expected to perform his new single “Mercy,” along with one additional offering.

Where to watch on WH channels: www.youtube.com/whitehouse www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse & twitter.com/Whitehouse.

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Kanye West Spent Over $12 Million Out of Pocket for Presidential Campaign 

Kanye West Spent Over $12 Million Out of Pocket for Presidential Campaign

When you’re Kanye West rich, you can randomly launch a Presidential campaign.

It was safe to assume that Kanye West funded his own Presidential campaign, but he spent a pretty penny.

The rapper’s Federal Election Commission report shows that he spent $12.4 million out of his own pocket. Kanye secured a $2 million donation from outside donors, making his campaign cost a total of $14,538,989.74.

People reports that $13.2 of the entire budget was spent and at least $7.5 million went towards trying to get Kanye West ballot access in as many states as possible.

Regardless of the amount of money spent, the “Birthday Party” candidate didn’t meet the signature requirements in multiple states and missed crucial FEC deadlines.

At the end of the day, Kanye West secured an impressive 60,000 votes and documented his first-time voting experience voting for himself, of course.

West also received backlash for a series of comments made during rallies and Twitter, and this reportedly caused friction between him and his wife, Kim Kardashian who reportedly filed for divorce after six years of marriage.

“[Kim] will continue to focus on her business empire,” an insider told Us in January as the divorce loomed. “Kim has been in individual counseling and is at peace with where her life is headed.”

Their marital woes have been playing out in public, but fans will get more detail in the series finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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Bobby Shmurda Recalls ‘Four or Five Conversations’ He Had With Nipsey Hussle in First Post Prison Interview 

Bobby Shmurda Recalls 'Four of Five Conversations' He Had With Nipsey Hussle in First Post Prison Interview

Bobby Shmurda is doing his part to make sure the marathon continues. Long live Nipsey Hussle

Bobby Shmurda is fresh home after serving almost seven years in prison and he’s wiser and ready to move like a business, man.

In his first interview post-prison with GQ, the rapper revealed that he was in solitary confinement for a lot and spent his time reading real estate and finance books.

“I know what y’all like. I know what y’all don’t like. Y’all don’t like to see young, Black rich niggas. So I’m going to get real rich on y’all. I’m going to make it legit, though. They want to see you niggas back selling crack. You know what I mean? Going to jail and shit. And I’m going to make it legit now.”

Bobby Shmurda says he had “four or five conversations” with Nipsey Hussle, who is best known for his financial blueprint, before his tragic death. “His mind was different. He was saying all the things we were going to do when I got out.”

Elsewhere in the conversation, Quavo revealed that Bobby detailed his first day out plans at least six months to a year ago. “He had this dream: a jet, flooded out with his gang, his family, a couple vibes [read: women] for him,” the Migos rapper said. It’s like his birthday today. Whatever he wants to do, we’re doing it.”

Welcome home, Bobby!

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