YouTube Unveils Plans for Relaunch of Music Streaming Service

YouTube has unveiled launch plans for its newly revamped music streaming service, the aptly named YouTube Music.

In a blog post Wednesday night, YouTube Music Product Manager Elias Roman announced that the service will be available starting May 22. The streaming competitor is described as being designed “for music with the magic of YouTube” and will feature songs, albums, artist radio, playlists, music videos, and more in a revamped mobile app and fresh desktop player. “The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over,” Roman said.


In an effort to help users discover new artists, the home screen of YouTube Music will be individually personalized based on listening habits, location, and current activity. Additionally, YouTube Music will offer “thousands” of themed playlists. A version of YouTube Music with ads will set you back $0.00, while the premium (i.e. no ads) version will run $9.99 per month. Google Play Music subscribers, meanwhile, will get a YouTube Music Premium membership added to their monthly privileges. The service launches in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico this coming Tuesday. Additional countries will receive access shortly.

Roman, in the same post, also announced details for YouTube Premium. Basically YouTube Red under a new name, the ad-free experience (with background play capabilities) costs $11.99 per month and will also include a YouTube Music subscription.

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Mexican Rapper Dissolves 3 Students in Acid for Infamous Drug Cartel

Remember that scene in the first season of Breaking Bad when Walter White and Jesse Pinkman need to dispose of a corpse, opting to use hydrofluoric acid? Turns out, as Agence France-Presse reports, a Mexican rapper and YouTuber known as QBA has been found guilty of doing exactly that.

Christian Omar Palma Gutierrez, who goes by the name QBA online and as a recording artist, has been arrested alongside another suspect in connection with the murders of three students. The bodies of Salomon Gastelum, Daniel Diaz, and Marco Avalos were reportedly disposed of using acid. Gutierrez told Mexican prosecutors that he dissolved their bodies in acid after they were kidnaped and subsequently murdered. 

According to Gutierrez, he was recruited by one of Mexico's most infamous drug cartels, Jalisco New Generation Cartel, around three months ago thanks to a friend who introduced him. Paid a reported $159 a week for his work with the cartel, Gutierrez was tasked with finding a way to get rid of the bodies after the students were murdered after being kidnaped and tortured.

The students were filming a school project in a home that was being watched by New Generation, who mistook the students for a rival cartel. The three were abducted and taken to a safehouse, where one of them was beaten so severely that he died. Authorities found three tubs filled with sulfuric acid, and are currently looking for five more suspects in connection with the case. Gutierrez and the other suspect working alongside him are facing aggravated kidnapping charges.

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Canelo Alvarez Pulls Out of Rematch Against Gennady Golovkin Following Failed Drug Tests

On Tuesday, Canelo Alvarez withdrew from his much hyped rematch against Gennady Golovkin as he faced an extension of his temporary suspension that came down due to a pair of doping violations.

The two fighters were set for a May 5 pay-per-view rematch of their September 2017 bout, which ended in a draw amidst much controversy. Though it might not have been entirely apparent at the time, a couple of random urine tests taken by Alvarez on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 (which tested positive for the banned performance-enhancer clenbuterol) ultimately tanked the highly anticipated bout. ESPN adds that that suspension, which is likely to be doled out at a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing scheduled for April 18, could likely be for a length of at least one year.

“We're going to have to cancel the May 5 rematch,” said Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez at a press conference on Tuesday. “As you all know there is a hearing on April 18 and it's extremely unlikely this will get properly resolved by then and we need enough time to promote this fight.

“Additionally, given the current regulations in Nevada we have been advised, and it is unfortunate, that Canelo won't be cleared to fight in May. We are hopeful this matter will be resolved and we are hoping Canelo will be cleared so we can reschedule the fight for August or September.”

Adding to that, Alvarez maintained his innocence (as he previously blamed his positive test on tainted meat) but simultaneously said he was ready to accept his punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

“I am truly shocked about what has happened and for those who have doubts and suspicions about my integrity I have always been and always will be clean fighter,” Alvarez said through a translator. “I want to apologize to HBO, (sponsors) Tecate and Hennessy and all my other sponsors, the media and to everyone who is involved in the promotion of this event, and especially to the fans. I respect this sport. I will always be a clean fighter.”

As pointed out by ESPN, he did not apologize to his opponent, who said less than two weeks ago that it was obvious that Alvarez was cheating prior to their first fight.

“To be honest, what Golovkin or his team say doesn't bother me at all because, No. 1, they are not doctors, not experts,” added Alvarez. “I don't pay attention to them. It sounds more like an excuse that he doesn't want to fight me or he's scared.”

He also stood by his claim that contaminated meat was to blame for the positive test.

“I want to clarify the situation. I have always done tests with VADA before my fights. They are voluntary,” he said. “I have always agreed to them before my fights and they have always come back negative. I am a clean fighter. On this occasion the results showed small traces of clenbuterol. How did this happen, I don't know. Unfortunately, there is a public problem in my country of Mexico. Football, cycling, soccer, boxing — people have tested positive for clenbuterol. This can be transmitted through meat in Mexico. Contaminated meat is what caused this. That is my statement. This has happened in all sports.”

Alvarez's suspension for his first offense could earn him a one-year ban. However, ESPN adds that if he cooperates with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, it is within their rules to chop that suspension in half. If that were to happen (and was retroactive to his first failed test on Feb. 17) he would be eligible to fight by Aug. 18, with a likely rematch to be scheduled for Mexican Independence Weekend in mid-September.

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President Trump Tweets ‘Happy Easter’ Followed by ‘No More DACA Deal’

In a very Donald Trump-like move, the president tweeted a very bold, combative message only an hour after tweeting “Happy Easter” on Sunday. Trump is no longer supporting DACA, a move that he naturally discussed on his favorite social media platform.

In one tweet, Trump eloquently wrote, “NO MORE DACA DEAL,” along with a string of reasons why he has flopped back to the disapproval of the program that supports dreamers. He tweeted, “Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!”

In another tweet, he wrote, “Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!”

The President is spending Easter Sunday at Mar-a-Lago with First Lady Melania Trump and daughter Tiffany. According to NY Daily News, before Trump attended Easter service, he told reporters the U.S. needs to focus on border security. “Mexico has got to help us at the border,” he said. “A lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA.” It is unclear what exactly provoked the president to bring up this topic once again.

Trump moved to end the DACA program in September 2017, but lawmakers were given six months to come up with a solution or alternative to the program. Trump again blamed the Democrats for not reaching a solution. “They had a great chance,” Trump told reporters. “The Democrats blew it.” President Trump implied that he might do away with the DACA budget since an alternative has not been found.

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Listen to Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” Remix f/ 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, French Montana, and More

The season 2 premiere of OVO Sound Radio got off to a solid start on Saturday evening. During host Oliver El-Khatib's regular set, listeners were treated to the premiere of Lil Pumpa��s star-packed a�?Gucci Ganga�? remix. And we mean packed.

The new version includes guest appearances by Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, French Montana, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna. Though ita��s an unexpected lineup, therea��s no doubt that the update will give the viral hit a second wind.

You can listen to a�?Gucci can i buy imitrex in mexico Ganga�? remix below.

The premiere arrives just a few days after Lil Pump secured a new deal with Warner Bros. Records. Earlier this month, rumors circulated that the 17-year-old rapper had inked an $8 million contract with the label. Lil Pump later went to social media to address the claims, insisting the deal was just for one release: “I don't know where the hell you heard all that other bullshit, but I got $8 million for one project, and that's it.”

Warner Bros. later confirmed that it had, in fact, entered a a�?successful partnershipa�? with Lil Pump.

a�?We are pleased that we can bring the next album release from Lil Pump to Warner Bros. Records,a�? Dooney Battle, the CEO of Lil Pump's management, said in a press release. a�?From the second I met Lil Pump, it was clear that he had star power and could lead the wave of rappers breaking on SoundCloud and YouTube.a�?

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The Weeknd Went Viral by Tweeting a Question Mark

The Weeknd amassed over 100,000 likes and upwards of 47,000 retweets of his Saturday tweet, but it wasna��t for some secret reveal or one of his new projects. The tweet was merely a question mark. That singular piece of punctuation spawned the obvious question of what piqued Abela��s curiosity.

Dozens of fans racked up their own likes and retweets by simply turning Weeknda��s lone question mark into memes and hypothetical scenarios.

While one section of fans speculated the original tweet was in reference to some info about an upcoming project, another group assumed the question mark was a nod of approval to XXXTentaciona��s ? album.A�

These fans' guessA�is probably correct because theA�WeekndA�followedA�XXX on InstagramA�right after tweeting that question mark.A�XXXTentacion dropped his album on March 16, which would fit within the timeline of a one-character, quasi-endorsement from theA�Weeknd.

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Tinder Sues Dating App Bumble for Allegedly Copying Them

Tinder's parent company, Match Group, is going after one of its main competitors, Bumble.

CNN reports that Match filed a lawsuit against the dating app which creates a space for women to make the first move. The legal docs state that Bumble, which was co-created by three former Tinder employees, stole their “world-changing, card swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.” It also states that Bumble has features that were “learned of and developed confidentially” while the Bumble co-creators were at Tinder. This includes the “undo” button, a feature that they say is “nearly, if not literally, identical” to Bumble's “backtrack” option which lets users go back if they accidentallyA�swiped the wrong way on a person.

Although Match “applauds Bumble's efforts at empowering women, both in its app and offline” and “cares deeply both about its women users and about women's issues generally”, they noted that “this case is simply about forcing Bumble to stop competing with Match and Tinder using Match's own inventions, patented designs, trademarks, and trade secrets.”

Bumble isn't the buy depo provera no prescription only company to have the “mutual opt-in premise” though. But it seems that Match is only going after Bumble. This could be due to the fact that the former Tinder employees created it, reports that Match was unsuccessful in buying Bumble last year, or because they're launching their own option for women to make the first move.

As for Bumble's CEO,A�Whitney Wolfe Herd, who left her co-founded company buy pills Tinder after she reported several verbal and sexual harassmentA�claims against them, said that the company doesn't cross her mind anymore.

“I actually don't think about Tinder,” Wolfe Herd said in a conversation with Gayle King at SXSW earlier this year, according to CNN.A�”I don't believe revenge is part of my agenda. I'm a firm believer that just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness. We're doing our own thing.”

But propecia cost in australia it seems like Match is thinking the exact opposite.

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In gritty Tijuana, Mexico, young prizefighter Zac Wohlman fights not just for victory in the ring, but to kick the painkiller addiction that threatens his life.

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Street Artist JR Changed the Face of Illegal Immigration with a Picnic on the Border

World renowned French artist JR recently celebrated his Mexico installation with a picnic on the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Complex News spoke to JR and the Dreamer who inspired his idea of connecting both sides of the border to share a meal in Tecate, California. Check out the full video above.

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Don’t Fall for These Disgusting Hoaxes Being Spread About Las Vegas Massacre

A domestic terrorist shot and killed at least 58 people and injured 515 others during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday night. The shooter, later identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, reportedly killed himself before authorities entered his room at the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

While the only nation where this regularly happens waits on our politicians to provide thoughts and prayers but no real solutions, some have taken up the tasteless task of intentionally spreading Vegas-related hoaxes purely for retweets.

On Twitter, a place whose founders are more concerned with giving us 280 fucking characters instead of shutting down shit like this, multiple far-right troll accounts have—once again—attempted to circulate images of comedian Sam Hyde:

Hyde, of course, is not the shooter and is in no way connected to the attack. As BuzzFeed's Ryan Broderick explained in his report Monday, Hyde is a frequent target of similar hoaxes in the wake of U.S. mass shootings, of which there are many.

Additionally, fabricated retweet requests alleging missing family members have also started popping up in the wake of the Vegas attack.

The operator of the @immyxrx account, who shared the first photo embedded above, told Mashable he intentionally spread misinformation (using a photo of porn star Johnny Sins) “for the retweets.” The account's profile picture was taken from YouTube product reviewer TheReportOfTheWeek, whose photos have been unwillingly used in previous post-shooting misinformation campaigns. The photo used by @cryinginside247, meanwhile, has been confirmed by the original poster to be a fabrication. The photo used in @pumaexiliado's tweet appears to have been taken from a report on a murder case in Mexico.

Additional hoaxes were reported but have since been removed, including one about Arsenal player Mesut Özil. At least one Twitter account has been temporarily restricted.

4chan trolls—who have created threads calling for the “control” of the narrative surrounding the Vegas shooting—have also started spreading additional claims, as Broderick reported early Monday.

Authorities are still investigating Sunday's shooting, which has already been declared the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

So who's to blame for the ease with which these hoaxes are able to spread? Twitter? Alex Jones cult members? Sheer idiocy? All of the above, really. And as we in America delve deeper and deeper into the post-truth era following the alleged election of someone who rarely goes 24 hours without spreading hate, lies, or both, we must remain vigilant.

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