Chris Brown Wilding, PND Dissed Drake?, Staged Eminem Video? | Everyday Struggle

On today’s #EverydayStruggle, DJ Akademiks, STAR, and Nadeska debate about Chris Brown wanting to go on tour with Beyonce, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars before jumping into whether or not PARTYNEXTDOOR dissed Drake, and if Eminem staged a video with a girl in his hotel room. 

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Partynextdoor Called Out for Joke About Jewish People

Early Thursday, Partynextdoor went on a tweetstorm about why black Americans buy chains, but the artist added some controversial comments about Jews that caught the attention of fans and attracted some strong criticism.

The Canadian singer was trying to make a point about buying chains, but threw in some not-so-clever wordplay associating Jews with jewelers. The tweet is now gone, but the rapper has received his fair share of backlash for what many felt was a massively ill-advised joke.

Tweet from PARTYNEXTDOOR
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PND didn’t seem mad or suprised at all. Just a few minutes later, he tweeted again. He didn’t mention his previous controversial tweet but did cheekily reference the “tweet and delete life.”

In fact, one dedicated fan who has turned on Twitter notifications for the artist claims to have caught all of PND’s tweetstorm, which included a few more tweets in the same vein as the first offending tweet. He went on to say, “600 years ago Black Americans would you buy a dog collar with your hard earned money Lol it’s a joke but seriously,” and then added, “Only a shot at reality… let’s just wait till Jay Z says it.”

PND’s is referring to Jay Z’s similar comment about Jews on “The Story of O.J.,” a track off his latest album 4:44. In the song, Jay Z raps, “You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit/You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it.”

The comment was seen as feeding into existing negative stereotypes surrounding Jews and how they make and keep money. It was not lost on fans, and although many criticized Hov for what they saw as a low blow, many also came to his defense, including Russell Simmons.

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Who Is Partynextdoor Calling a ‘Culture Vulture’?

The age of trading pointed bars back-and-forth may have passed, but new-school artists are well-versed in throwing vague shade at their rivals. Though “beef” has expanded past hip-hop artists to include celebrity feuds of all sorts, you rarely see it escalate to the point where direct shots are being taken.

Partynextdoor is no stranger to throwing shade, and he isn't afraid to acknowledge the people around him who are being fake. The latest chapter in this saga is a video that emerged from his Snapchat over the weekend where he appears to call out another artist for being a “culture vulture”:

So who is Partynextdoor beefing with here? There are a few options on the table.

Drake

Whenever an unnamed artist is getting dissed these days, Drake's name is always one of the first to come up. It makes sense from a certain angle—he's at the top of the music industry, and his combination of multiple musical styles puts him in the crosshairs for a variety of artists. And fans connected the two as soon as the culture vulture video dropped on Twitter:

But it wouldn't really make sense for PND to come at Drake. For one thing, they have a pretty good working relationship dating back years, when a connection through OVO crew members Oliver and Boi-1da who helped put Party on the map. Party would eventually sign with OVO Sound, singing background vocals on Nothing Was the Same and earning his first platinum-certified single “Recognize” with Drake featured on the track.

If he really wanted to go at Drake, he probably has way better ammo than calling him a culture vulture. Party has made a name for himself as writer for R&B artists the last few years, including being credited as a writer on Rihanna's No. 1 song “Work.” With Drake dodging ghostwriting claims during the same timeframe, Party easily could have connected a few dots for the public in an effort to take down the rap kingpin.

Instead, Partynextdoor has consistently shown love for his fellow Canadian, and often goes out of his way to credit him for all that he knows about the music industry.

Jeremih

Partynextdoor has a more complicated history with Jeremih, with 2016's Summer's Over Tour stirring up a number of wild stories. The two were at the center of a major controversy in December, when Jeremih allegedly sent out a stunt double to perform for him during their tour stop in Houston.

Things went downhill from there, with Jeremih openly dissing Partynextdoor on stage and later dropping out of appearances on the tour altogether. Party would eventually air his own grievances to the public, taking a more indirect route in the process.

“Everyone knows I'm a real person and I don't have time for any other fake shit,” he said. “I can't do fake shit. I'm not calling nobody fake, I'm just saying.”

But both artists appeared to have moved on from the controversy in recent weeks, and they featured in a picture together on May 19 prior to the ASCAP Pop Music Awards:

 

Foolin' with mi foola

A post shared by Thumpy Johnson (@jeremih) on May 19, 2017 at 12:22am PDT

It would probably be best for both parties not to continue squabbling, so it's unlikely Party was reviving their bad blood.

​Bryson Tiller

The most likely target of Party's shade could be Bryson Tiller, both because of the content of Party's video and the timing of its release. Tiller's True to Self dropped unexpectedly over Memorial Day weekend, and he announced a tour with Metro Boomin once the holiday was over. With his name in the headlines, it would make sense for a competitor like Party to come at him.

Though they've worked together in the past, both artists are incentivized to distinguish themselves from the other. They're competing for a lot of the same fans, and comparisons never seem to go away:

The Everyday Struggle crew seems to agree it's Tiller, and Joe Budden highlighted why an artist like Partynextdoor might take issue with a hybrid artist in his lane, like Tiller:

Tiller is the front-runner, but there's one dark horse to keep an eye on.

Ed Sheeran

Yes, that Ed Sheeran. Though it may seem farfetched, there are a few signs the British crooner could be the man at the center of the controversy. As mentioned previously, Partynextdoor played a pivotal role in the creation of Rihanna's “Work.” Take a listen to Ed Sheeran's song, “Shape Of You,” and see if you notice any similarities in the construction of the song.

Sheeran would later claim in a radio interview that when he wrote the dancehall-influenced song, he thought it would “really work for Rihanna.” Given that it's not far removed from music she'd already released—and that Sheeran's background is decidedly not in that vein of music—it's not too big of a leap to say he could be seen as a “culture vulture” here.

The Everyday Struggle crew also discovered PND's shots were being fired not at a rapper, but at a pop star, and Sheeran certainly qualifies there.

Maybe that's reading too far into it, but it's just as credible as any other theory at the moment. I don't know if Sheeran should start prepping a PND diss track, but at the very least, he's on notice until PND says otherwise. 

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Tweeted and Deleted a Response to Nicki Minaj

 

A post shared by ovosound (@partynextdoor) on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:01pm PST

PARTYNEXTDOOR has again been linked to Nicki Minaj after some fairly innocuous social media activity. Things began when the OVO artist “liked” a series of tweets that insinuated he contributed to Nicki’s song “Regret In Your Tears.” Nicki addressed the matter via Twitter, stating that PARTYNEXTDOOR “had nothing to do with” the track, and appearing to display some confusion at why he chose to hit Twitter’s “like” icon on the posts in the first place.

“Not sure why he was 'liking' tweets. Maybe it was just 'funny' to him. Maybe he was…'hacked,'” Nicki tweeted.

Twitter users commonly “like” various posts on the social media platform, but since Twitter adopted the feature in 2015 over the previous “favorite” feature, liking a status can mean a number of things. For example, many users like a status as a way to remember to reply or re-tweet it before their feed refreshes.

The matter briefly resurfaced Saturday morning, when PARTYNEXTDOOR reportedly posted another tweet aimed at Nicki.

 

#partynextdoor on #nickiminaj (he deleted this tweet btw)

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“I’m a fan of Nicki Minaj, we have a song together, I hope she’s as cool & as I’ve always imagined,” PARTYNEXTDOOR tweeted. The tweet has since been deleted, but as DJ Akademiks’ screen grab proves, nothing really disappears in the era of social media.

As Nicki Minaj previously stated, PARTYNEXTDOOR has no writing credits on “Regret In Your Tears.” He and Nicki Minaj did appear together on the Major Lazer track “Run Up.”

Major Lazer's Diplo gave an insight into Nicki's writing process for “Run Up” during a recent interview with Zane Lowe.

“She’s inspiring, man,” Diplo explained. “It’s crazy. I’ve never had an artist be so disciplined on cutting a song like this. She wrote 16 different verses for this song.”

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The Grammy’s 2017 Winners List (Updating Live)

The 59th Grammy Awards are happening this very minute, and we’re pleased to present the winners in one convenient place.

We’ll be updating live for all categories, so be sure to check back as the night rolls on. So far The Chainsmokers and Flume are representing wins for Electronic Dance Music, and we’re anxiously awaiting Daft Punk and The Weeknd to take the stage later this evening.

Best pop solo performance
WINNER: Adele, Hello
Beyoncé, Hold Up
Justin Bieber, Love Yourself
Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece (Idol Version)
Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman

Best alternative music album
22, A Million, Bon Iver
WINNER: Blackstar, David Bowie
The Hope Six Demolition Project, PJ Harvey
Post Pop Depression, Iggy Pop
A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead

Best rock album
California, Blink-182
WINNER: Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant
Magma, Gojira
Death of a Bachelor, Panic! At The Disco
Weezer, Weezer

Best metal performance
Shock Me, Baroness
Silvera, Gojira
Rotting in Vain, Korn
WINNER: Dystopia, Megadeth
The Price is Wrong, Periphery

Best rock performance
Joe (Live From Austin City Limits), Alabama Shakes
Don’t Hurt Yourself, Beyoncé feat. Jack White
WINNER: Blackstar, David Bowie
The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan), Disturbed
Heathens, Twenty One Pilots

Best rap song
All The Way Up, Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infrared
Famous, Kanye West feat. Rihanna
WINNER: Hotline Bling, Drake
No Problem, Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Ultralight Beam, Kanye West feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream

Best rap/sung performance
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, Freedom
WINNER: Drake, Hotline Bling
D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty, Broccoli
Kanye West feat. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream, Ultralight Beam
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, Famous

Best rap performance
WINNER: Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, No Problem
Desiigner, Panda
Drake, feat. The Throne, Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infrared, All The Way Up
ScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West, That Part

Best R&B album
In My Mind, BJ The Chicago Kid
WINNER: Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway
Velvet Portraits, Terrace Martin
Healing Season, Mint Condition
Smoove Jones, Mýa

Best R&B song
Come and See Me, PARTYNEXTDOOR feat. Drake
Exchange, Bryson Tiller
Kiss It Better, Rihanna
WINNER: Lake By The Ocean, Maxwell
Luv, Tory Lanez

Best traditional R&B performance
William Bell, The Three of Me
BJ The Chicago Kid, Woman’s World
Fantasia, Sleeping With The One I Love
WINNER: Lalah Hathaway, Angel
Jill Scott, Can’t Wait

Best R&B performance
BJ The Chicago Kid, Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James, Permission
Musiq Soulchild, I Do
Rihanna, Needed Me
WINNER: Solange, Cranes In The Sky

Best americana album
True Sadness, The Avett Brothers
WINNER: This Is Where I Live, William Bell
The Cedar Creek Sessions, Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & The Rifle, Lori McKenna
Kid Sister, The Time Jumpers

Best latin pop album
WINNER: Un Besito Mas, Jesse & Joy
Ilusión, Gaby Moreno
Similares, Laura Pausini
Seguir Latiendo, Sanalejo
Buena Vida, Diego Torres

Best country album
Big Day In A Small Town, Brandy Clark
Full Circle, Loretta Lynn
Hero, Maren Morris
WINNER: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, Sturgill Simpson
Ripcord, Keith Urban

Best country song
Blue Ain’t Your Color, Keith Urban
Die A Happy Man, Thomas Rhett
WINNER: Humble And Kind, Tim McGraw
My Church, Maren Morris
Vice, Miranda Lambert

Best country duo/group performance
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, Different For Girls
Brothers Osbourne, 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney & Pink, Setting The World On Fire
WINNER: Pentatonix feat. Dolly Parton, Jolene
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope, Think Of You

Best jazz instrumental album
Book of Intuition, Kenny Barron Trio
Dr. Um, Peter Erskine
Sunday Night At The Vanguard, The Fred Hersch Trio
Nearness, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau
WINNER: Country For Old Men, John Scofield

Best contemporary instrumental album
Human Nature, Herb Alpert
When You Wish Upon A Star, Bill Frisell
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY, Steve Gadd Band
Unspoken, Chuck Loeb
WINNER: Culcha Vulcha, Snarky Puppy

Best dance/electronic album
WINNER: Skin, Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine, Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch, Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future, Underworld
Louie Vega Starring … XXVIII, Louie Vega

Best dance recording
Tearing Me Up, Bob Moses
WINNER: Don’t Let Me Down, The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
Never Be Like You, Flume Featuring Kai
Rinse & Repeat, Riton featuring Kah-Lo
Drinkee, Sofi Tukker

Best music film
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, Steve Aoki
WINNER: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years, The Beatles
Lemonade, Beyoncé
The Music of Strangers, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, Various Artists

Best music video
WINNER: Formation, Beyoncé
River, Leon Bridges
Up&Up, Coldplay
Gosh, Jamie XX
Upside Down & Inside Out, OK Go

Best contemporary christian music album
Poets & Saints, All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal, Crowder
Be One, Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live], Hillsong Young & Free
WINNER: Love Remains, Hillary Scott & The Family

Best gospel album
Listen, Tim Bowman Jr.
Fill This House, Shirley Caesar
A Worshipper’s Heart [Live], Todd Dulaney
WINNER: Losing My Religion, Kirk Franklin
Demonstrate [Live], William Murphy

Best song written for visual media
WINNER: Can’t Stop The Feeling! Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohm, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kunal Nayyar
Heathens, Twenty One Pilots
Just Like Fire, P!nk
Purple Lamborghini, Skrillex & Rick Ross
Try Everything, Shakira
The Veil, Peter Gabriel

Best score soundtrack for visual media
Bridge of Spies
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight
The Revenant

WINNER: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Stranger Things Volume 1
Stranger Things Volume 2

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
Amy
WINNER: Miles Ahead
Straight Outta Compton
Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition)
Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1

Best musical theater album
Bright Star
WINNER: The Color Purple
Fiddler On The Roof
Kinky Boots
Waitress

Album of the year
25, Adele
Lemonade, Beyoncé
Purpose, Justin Bieber
Views, Drake
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson

Record of the year
Hello, Adele
Formation, Beyoncé
7 Years, Lukas Graham
Work, Rihanna feat. Drake
Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots

Song of the year
Formation, Beyoncé
Hello, Adele
I Took A Pill In Ibiza, Mike Posner
Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
7 Years, Lukas Graham

Best new artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best traditional pop vocal album
Cinema, Andrea Bocelli
Fallen Angels, Bob Dylan
Stages Live, Josh Groban
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Barbra Streisand

Best pop vocal album
25, Adele
Purpose, Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande
Confident, Demi Lovato
This Is Acting, Sia

Best urban contemporary album
Lemonade, Beyoncé
Ology, Gallant
We Are King, King
Malibu, Anderson .Paak
Anti, Rihanna

Best rap album
Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper
And the Anonymous Nobody, De La Soul
Major Key, DJ Khaled
Views, Drake
Bland Face LP, ScHoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo, Kanye West

Best rock song
Blackstar, David Bowie
Burn the Witch, Radiohead
Hardwired, Metallica
Heathens, Twenty One Pilots
My Name is Human, Highly Suspect

Best country solo performance
Brandy Clark, Love Can Go To Hell
Miranda Lambert, Vice
Maren Morris, My Church
Carrie Underwood, Church Bells
Keith Urban, Blue Ain’t Your Color

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Mark Johns Covers ‘Come And See Me’ by PARTYNEXTDOOR

It’s been a minute since I last covered a cover, but I’m a huge fan of Mark Johns and I guess PARTYNEXTDOOR is okay too because I’m from Toronto so I guess this was this just destiny.

While Molino definitely showed off Mark Johns’ cooler, more emotional side this cover of “Come And See Me” has her heading down the seductive alley while also moving around some of PND’s sultry lyrics to truly give the cover her own spin.

Stream it below.

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Source: Mark Johns Covers ‘Come And See Me’ by PARTYNEXTDOOR

Diplo Explains Major Lazer’s Evolving Sound & Why They’re Not Releasing An Album

In these last couple years, Major Lazer has evolved from the esoteric days of “Pon De Floor” to crafting the most-streamed song of all time, selling out massive shows, and ushering in a new era for an entire country. Now, the acclaimed trio made up of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, has evolved once again to stay ahead of trends, this time enlisting the help of Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Titled “Run Up”, Major Lazer’s new single is a departure from the typical dancehall we’re used to hearing, and its Afrobeat influence might just be the next big thing.

“I’ve been listening to a lot of African and Afrobeat music and I work with a lot of writers from there, like Wizkid. We’re trying new styles. We did a dancehall sound on every album and pushed [that genre] forward a little bit and then in the last year, everybody’s done dancehall. It’s time for us to do something different.”

It’s refreshing to hear their thirst for exploration hasn’t waned, and surely the rest of the material written for Music Is The Weapon will be just as innovative, but Diplo isn’t convinced that an album release is the right move. He believes that singles hold more power than an entire LP, and we’d be fools to disagree. In today’s music landscape, when a single song such as “Lean On” can dominate for months on end, the allure of an album just isn’t what it used to be. Still, Diplo has stated one condition that would force Major Lazer to consider releasing a full-length album.

“Yeah, we have enough songs [for an album] but I don’t think people digest our music like that. The last record went gold but it took a year and a half to do that. It was crazy. [Laughs] It’s the singles that keep us rising and get more people coming out to our parties. But if we put out four songs that go Top 5, then I’ll put the album out.”

 

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Source: Diplo Explains Major Lazer’s Evolving Sound & Why They’re Not Releasing An Album

Your EDM Month In Music – January 2017

Welcome to the first Month In Music for 2017! As I’m sure you all know, this month has been filled with two long-anticipated releases from the biggest names in dance music. S0 big in fact that they’re even taking over the pop game; of course it’s none other than The Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix with “Paris” and “Scared To Be Lonely,” respectively.

The most prominent feature in this month’s playlist is a surprise collaboration. It all started when Major Lazer, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Nicki Minaj all joined forces for “Run Up.” Following that, the brand new Eric Nam, Gallant, and Tablo single “Cave Me In” comes to mind as does “Warrior,” “All Nite” and, “Hey Baby,” with nine artists credited over those three singles.

Plenty of our favorite up-and-coming artists also took the time to drop hot new tracks whether they be remixes of singles. Vanic unleashed his follow-up to “Samurai” with “Too Soon,” while Throttle dropped a hot new remix to “Don’t Leave.” Lost Kings also got involved with a brand new single, as did DROELOE, Saint WKND, and Sonny Alven.

There’s a whole lot more to digest, so be sure to find yourself some free time (one hour and fifty-seven minutes to be precise), kick back, and relax to our brand new Month In Music playlist!

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Source: Your EDM Month In Music – January 2017

Diplo Confirms That Jack Ü Is Definitely Taking A Break

Aside from just releasing the long-awaited collaboration between Major Lazer, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, Diplo has been talking a lot about the future of his career and all of the components therein, including Major Lazer, solo work, guest production, and of course, Jack Ü.

With regards to the final point, the future of the Skrillex and Diplo collaboration is uncertain. We know that they’ve made a lot of music together, some of it surely finished, but it’s not likely we’ll hear any of it soon.

“I think right now I’m just trying to make Major Lazer. Last year I kind of did everything and I wore myself really thin trying to do all those projects but this year it’s all about getting the Major Lazer stuff out. We have a lot of records we wrote together me and Skillex but I don’t think its time to put those out now. Just trying to concentrate on this Major Lazer material.”

So if you were waiting to hear that Jack Ü x Florence & The Machine collaboration, seems like you’re out of luck for the foreseeable future. Check out the full interview below, where Diplo also mentions the fate of Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, Music Is The Weapon, as well as working again with MØ, and being portrayed by James van der Beek in an upcoming VICE series.

 

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Source: Diplo Confirms That Jack Ü Is Definitely Taking A Break

Major Lazer’s Collaboration With Nicki Minaj Is Finally here

Diplo, Nicki Minaj, and PARTYNEXTDOOR have been teasing this collaboration for a while, and today, January 26th, it’s finally here.

The track is titled “Run Up,” and it’s the second single of their forthcoming album Music Is The Weapon, though the future of the anticipated LP isn’t so certain. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Diplo explained that he, like many others, is questioning the validity of the album format in the modern music landscape.

“We have over thirty songs so at any point it’d be easy to just drop the album but I’m not sure people digest our music like that anymore. They don’t listen to our album as much as they listen to a song or watch our videos.”

However, that’s not stopping “Run Up” from charging through the charts. It’s a mellow take on Major Lazer’s iconic sound, and the arrangement classily slinks along with stringed pizzicato supported by an insatiable beat. Here are Diplo’s comments on the record.

“This record got kinda like an Afro Beat kinda vibe to it. Something like Nigerian or from South Africa. It started out like kind of a reggae record, we just built it up and it’s an infectious dance song… I tried to get Nicki to do records with us for a couple years now. We happened to find the right one that made sense for her. She’s inspiring man, it’s crazy. I’ve never had an artist be so disciplined on cutting a song like this. She wrote sixteen different verses for this song.”

While we expected this collaboration to conform to the pop sound, it’s oddly eclectic and chill. Check it out below:

 

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Source: Major Lazer’s Collaboration With Nicki Minaj Is Finally here