Snoop Dogg Preps Us for Gospel Album With ‘Super Bowl Gospel Celebration’ Concert

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.

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People Are Sharing Their Perfect Song Moments to Play at Midnight on New Year’s to Start 2018 Off Right

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.

— Blonded. (@blondedocean) December 15, 2017

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. 🤞🏾

— Blonded. (@blondedocean) December 15, 2017

If you have even more feels, there's literally ANYTHING by Coldplay.

Or maybe let your inner bad bitch reign in 2018 with a little RiRi?

if you play “james joint” by rihanna at exactly 11:58:48 on new years eve, the song will transition to “kiss it better” at exactly midnight. end this year right and start off your new year even better

— miss fortune, bounty hunter (@httbae) December 18, 2017

And because Twitter is Twitter, some users are of course using this moment to drop some serious shade.

if you play “look what you made me do” by taylor swift at exactly 11:59:07 on new years eve, you’re a loser cuz that song fucking sucks lmao

— kurtis conner (@kurtisconner) December 17, 2017

if you play Gucci Gang at 11:57:36 PM on New Years Eve it’s perfect because the song will end right before midnight in 2017 and we can leave it the fuck there because that’s where it belongs.

— Nocturnal Brownie™ 🦉 (@MoodySith) December 17, 2017

Damn.

The fun doesn't stop at music, though. For those of you looking for a more visual experience, there’s content for that too.

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Tomorrowland Announces Yet More Names For 2017 Festival

Tomorrowland dropped its sixth artist announcement this morning, with names like Deadmau5 and Tiësto joining the already stacked lineup announced last week.

Joining Tomorrowland 2017 will be:

Andrew Rayel | Angemi | Bassjackers | Black Coffee | Blade & Beard | Cedric Gervais
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo | Claude VonStroke | Craig David presents TS5
Deadmau5 | Fatboy Slim | Fatima Yamaha | Felix Jaehn | GTA | Henri PFR | Jackmaster
Jax Jones | Johan Gielen | KSHMR | Marshmello | Matisse & Sadko | Oscar & The Wolf
Sasha | Seth Troxler | Snails | Tenishia | The Martinez Brothers | The Thrillseekers | Tiësto
Tymon | Ummet Ozcan | Wildstylez

Tomorrowland has also released the day-by-day lineup for each stage and weekend on their website, and will continue updating it as even more artists are announced.

The World Wide Ticket Sale for Tomorrowland will begin on Saturday February 4, 2017, at 5 PM sharp.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
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Music On Board, From Brazil To Ft. Lauderdale

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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

Or watch the teaser trailer …

Miami Reboot: Presented by Nicky Romero & Protocol Recordings

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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.

Kanye West Inspires ‘CoinYe’ Currency

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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 PM EST 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.