Snopp Dogg looks like he's making good on his promise to make moves into the world of gospel in 2018 with not only his forthcoming album Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love, but an upcoming appearance at the 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Alongside Grammy-award winner artists Faith Evans and Tye Tribbett, Snoop will perform at the shindig that dubs itself the “only inspirational music event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl weekend.”
According to Business Wire, the star-studded show, hosted by Yvonne Orji of HBO's Insecure and Pastor John Gray of OWN, will not only celebrate one of the world's largest televised sporting events but also honor NFL players Russell Wilson and Larry Fitzgerald. The show will feature other gospel artists such as Erica Campbell, the Clark Sisters, and Donnie McClurkin, as well as frequent Prince collaborator Sheila E., and a 40-member choir made up of current and former NFL players.
Last year, Snoop told Billboard he was considering the idea of making a gospel album after close to 25 years in the game. “I have always wanted to try gospel,” he admitted. “This may surprise some people but all I gotta say is get ready for some good for your soul music in 2018!” No doubt, Snoop's public persona might clash with Christian values for some, but it all falls under feel-good vibes for the 46-year-old rapper. After trading in hip hop for reggae briefly in 2013 as Snoop Lion on Reincarnated, and soulful funk in 2015 with BUSH, let's just wait to see what genre Snoop hops to next.
The hourlong special will air on BET on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11 PM.
With the New Year fast approaching, I think we’re all looking for a way to start 2018 on the right foot (or whatever foot we didn’t use for 2017). Whether you’re hosting a party or ringing in the New Year solo, a little bit of ambience never hurt anybody, and of course that includes music. So what track should you play to insure the best possible start to the year ahead? Take the pressure off your playlist because Twitter has some thoughts.
Users are weighing in with their go-to songs to play at as the clock strikes midnight, as well as the perfect time to press play for the perfect auditory countdown-experience. If you're feeling all kinds of feels this New Years Eve, there’s a couple Frank Ocean tracks as per one of his Twitter fan’s recommendation.
If you play “Skyline To” by Frank Ocean at 11:59:31 on December 31st, Frank will say “that’s a pretty fucking fast year flew by” just as 2017 ends.
If you start listening to “Nights” by Frank Ocean on December 31st at 11:56:30, the transition in the song will be perfectly synced with the switch from 2017 to 2018 at midnight. Which is a great way to end and start the year. 🤞🏾
The fun doesn't stop at music, though. For those of you looking for a more visual experience, there’s content for that too.
if you play “white nationalist Richard Spencer gets punched in the face camera while doing interview” on December 31st at 11:59:27 the punch will play right as the clock strikes midnight. Start off your new year right.
Cruise raves are all the rage, and with reason. What’s not to love about boats and hoes coupled with a bit, or rather a lotta EDM. Well, get ready, because there’s another installment setting sail this upcoming November. Music On Board is a renowned floating festival from Brazil, and it’s setting sail from the U.S for the first time ever. Jump aboard the Celebrity Constellation from the three-day dance extravaganza, beginning November 21, 2014. The infamous Opium Group, as well as the team behind Space are the masterminds behind the floating party, so you can expect it to get nutty. Music On Board is known for its jaw dropping production and all star DJ lineup. Kaskade, Roger Sanchez, Gareth Emery, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Sharam, and The Martinex Brothers have all cruised the turntables on this voyage before, so we can only imagine what they’ve got in store for the first ever ‘Merica edition. Stay tuned for more info.
In the meantime, you can find out all you need to know and purchase presage tickets, which went on sale yesterday at 1 PM by visiting www.musiconboard.com
On Thursday March 27th, Nicky Romero and his record label Protocol Recordings will be hosting a special event called Miami Reboot. Miami Reboot is intended to be a unique experience that deviates from your typical club night. The event is taking place from 2PM to 11 PM at the oceanfront resort Fontainebleau’s exclusive nightclub LIV, located in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. The 18,000 square feet luxury venue includes six private skyboxes, bottle service, professional dancers, and even banquettes with secured purse drawers! Nicky Romero will be headlining the night, with a mystery lineup that will be containing both established artists as well as rising stars. Check out this video of LIV Music Week 2013 to get a preview of what’s in store for this special night in electronic music.
You’ve heard about Internet currency like Bitcoin, but now Kanye West has inspired his own kind of money. Complex shares that CoinYe is a new currency set to take the ‘net by storm.
The creators spoke to Noisey about why they invented CoinYe. “Our goal with Coinye West is to make it easier for people to use cryptocurrency. Right now, it’s kind of a dark art for people to mine coins. We plan on releasing a front end to the ‘mining’ programs called CoinyeMiner. It will make things a lot more simple and people will be able to make their own coins. We’re working round-the-clock to get everything going as smoothly as possible. “
As to why they chose Kanye as a namesake, the founders responded, “We chose to represent Kanye because he is and always has been a trendsetter, and he’s always keeping things unique. I can picture a future where Coinye is used to buy concert tickets, with cryptographically verified virtual tickets, and other ideas I can’t give away just yet.”
CoinYe seems to take a page from the rapper’s boastful public image. “Coinye West – Don’t f–k with this coin. January 11th, 2014 , 11:00 PMEST with a *FAIR* release. IN YEEZUS WE TRUST,” the official Twitter handle for the currency reads. Whomever runs the handle has also tried to contact Kanye, who is not a part of the venture. “@kanyewest Kanye, have you ever invested in bitcoin or litecoin? What do you think of @CoinyeWest ?” asked the handle. Kanye has yet to respond.