DJ Mag Podcast 94: Steve Bicknell
May25

DJ Mag Podcast 94: Steve Bicknell

Steve Bicknell has been immersed in techno for close to three decades now. Having launched the legendary  LOST parties in 1991 with Sheree Rashit – which, if you don’t know, gave Jeff Mill’s his UK debut – as well as launching the influential Cosmic Records label a few short years later, he has been one of the most understated, vital figures in the UK’s underground, dark techno spheres since some of the scene’s biggest contemporary...

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Debra Lee Is Stepping Down as Chairman and CEO of BET
May25

Debra Lee Is Stepping Down as Chairman and CEO of BET

BET CEO and chairman Debra Lee is stepping down from the Viacom-owned network after 32 years of service. Lee’s last day will be Monday (May 28). The 63-year-old executive first joined the cabler in 1986 as in-house counsel and worked up the corporate ladder. She was promoted to president and COO ten years later and named chairman and CEO in 2005. "As a young corporate attorney I saw my role as the protector of the BET...

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The Most Underrated Feuds in Rap History
May25

The Most Underrated Feuds in Rap History

Moving the crowd may be the crux of what rap music is all about, but from a competitive level, showing, proving and testing your mettle against your contemporaries is what separates a superstar from an icon and a bonafide legend. Throughout the years, soloists and groups alike have battled on wax or in person, making for some of the most important and memorable moments in hip-hop history. Beginning with crews like The Cold Crush...

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Diddy Calls Pusha T's 'DAYTONA' Album a 'Modern Day Masterpiece'
May25

Diddy Calls Pusha T's 'DAYTONA' Album a 'Modern Day Masterpiece'

Diddy loves Pusha T's new Kanye West-produced DAYTONA a lot. He loves it so much, he sent Pusha a handwritten note, signature and all, proclaiming its brilliance. Pusha shared the note from "one of his idols" on Instagram. "A modern day masterpiece. A flawless hip hop gem. Classic but current. In realtime! A TRUE classic! #Daytona The Album #KingPush," the note reads. The early consensus of the project,...

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Will Smith Links With Diplo & Nicky Jam on 'Live It Up'
May25

Will Smith Links With Diplo & Nicky Jam on 'Live It Up'

It was announced earlier this week that Will Smith had teamed up with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi for the official 2018 FIFA World Cup anthem, produced by Diplo, and now the track has arrived. Smith says he was excited to have the opportunity to work on the song, "Live It Up." "It's an honor to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup," Smith said in a statement. "This global event brings people...

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