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Mac Miller Shuts Down the Roseland Ballroom on "Macadelic" Tour

It was the high school dance that no parent wanted their child to go to yet had no choice but to chaperone.

Mac Miller invaded the Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night for his “Macadelic” tour to the pleasure of the tween/teens in attendance and the dismay of their elders. Rich with the smell of green and teen spirit, the sold-out venue was filled with highschoolers in fitted caps and shredded Mac tees, all excited to extend their curfews for a simple glimpse of Pittsburgh’s own. Miller took an aesthetically pleasing and well-transitioned stroll through his discography, starting with his record-breaking debut, Blue Slide Park, the first album to crack the top spot on the charts from an Indy artist in years.

Miller took his "Party on 5th Ave" to 52nd and Broadway, throwing it back to the no-name days of "Frick Park Market." Revisiting his previous mixtapes, the 2010 K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit) and I Love Life, Thank You, the 20-year-old lyricist started a riot of jumping adolescents that uttered every word of each single performed. The decorations were appropriate for the “Macadelic” occasion including montages of a young Mac spitting "Rapper's Delight,” kaleidoscopic images and multicolor laser beams, which complemented the life-size mushroom-covered stage.

With two-and-a-half wardrobe changes (rocking a camo overcoat to a white patterned tee to a black ensemble with his signature cap for each outfit), Miller had no problem engaging with the slightly younger audience, preaching about chasing dreams (whether it be becoming a doctor or a drug dealer) and how he never would have made music without them.

"A lot of parents think I'm f--ked up and corrupted but let me clear the air," the 5'6'' emcee said. "Raise your hand if you got a dream, and raise your hand if you like to get f--ked up."

After an eruption of cheers, Mac unexpectedly dissociated from the crowd. "That's not me, man,” shrugging off the bad habits for the sake of the parents. “But it's ok," he assured. "It's who you are."

It's this desire to remain original that got one of today's most popular white rappers since Eminem the recognition the youngin's have no problem giving him. Closing his set with his viral hit "Donald Trump," which has peaked over 55 million views on YouTube, Mac invited the stans, groupies and first-time witnesses to get loud.

"Scream ‘Take over the world when I'm on my Donald Trump shit," he commanded as the crowd obediently responded, "Look at all this money, ain’t that some shit?" – Adelle Platon

Mac Miller will be returning to New York on Aug. 2nd for the “Under The Influence of Music” Tour with Wiz Khalifa and special guests Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Chevy Woods.

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Future, Chief Keef, And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

As the first month of 2019 winds down, a handful of hip-hop artists dropped new projects and singles. From Future to Chief Keef and Logic, we've compiled a list of Friday music releases you should be listening to.

Check out the full list below.

Future – The WZRD

Future's latest project The WZRD is finally here. The 20-track album features guest appearances from Young Thug, Travis Scott, and Gunna. It also serves as his seventh studio album.

Ahead of the album's release, Future dropped a documentary, entitled Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd, which previewed the LP and discussed his views and artistry. It also included commentary from Andre 3000, DJ Khaled, Rico Wade, Metro Boomin, Southside and others.

Chief Keef – The Leek 7

Chief Keef has delivered the seventh installment of The Leek series with  The Leek, Vol. 7. The 12-song project features only one feature from Gucci Mane on the single "Jet Li."

Listen to The Leek 7 below.

Logic – "Keanu Reeves"

Logic is paying his respects to actor Keanu Reeves in his latest single. The Maryland artist dropped the track nearly nine months after he debuted it during the Movin' On Festival at Penn State University.

"Did you know I'm mixed like Obama?/It ain't a project if Logic ain't talkin' 'bout being biracial," he brags  on the track. "When them soccer moms pull up in they van while I rid/Like, ‘Oh my God, children, it's the 1-800 guy!"

Listen to the new song below.

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Meek Mill Once Used Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" Lyrics In Love Letters From Jail

Who knew Soulja Boy’s ubiquitous 2008 hit “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” once served as a romantic catalyst for Meek Mill? The Philadelphia rapper recently admitted on Twitter that while he was incarcerated in his youth, he used the lyrics to Soulja Boy’s schmaltzy love note within letters and phone calls to girls.

This was my favorite song when I was in jail back in the day calling girls collect.... and I used to his bars in the letters I wrote them no cap lol 😂😂😂 #bigdraco pic.twitter.com/qFqgkylQtm

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 16, 2019

Amid Meek’s cheeky co-sign, Soulja Boy has been one of the Internet’s favorite topics of discussion since his latest interview on The Breakfast Club. The 28-year-old rapper spoke about his legacy in hip-hop and why he deserves more credit than he’s been given for his influence. He also had some choice words for Kanye West when he said the latter is old and "lame."

"I'm younger than you," he began. "I'm flyer than you, ni**a. Whatever. You crying on Twitter every week about Drake? You gotta stop that sh*t, bro. You look lame, bro. You look cap, bro...You up here supporting Trump and sh*t, bro. You supporting Trump? What the f**k wrong with you, bro? That sh*t's not right."

Other artists in the industry also chimed in on the situation:

I’m Not Going To Lie Soulja Boy Been Funny As Fuck

— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) January 17, 2019

The internet crazy , Soulja boy reinvented himself 🤦🏾‍♂️

— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) January 17, 2019

Soulja Boy is a legend

— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 16, 2019

WE HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE, RESPECT & ADMIRATION FOR SOULJA BOY IN THIS HOUSEHOLD *cranks dat in silence* pic.twitter.com/Amacz7NQYO

— The Vibe Formerly Known As (@KARIFAUX) January 16, 2019

For nostalgia's sake, listen to "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" below.

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Vic Mensa Covers' 'Zombie' In Honor Of The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan

Vic Mensa and his group 93PUNX covered "Zombie" by Irish rock group The Cranberries, in honor of the one-year anniversary of the passing of the group’s lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan.

93PUNX serves as an opportunity for Mensa to perform music outside of his typical hip-hop lane and explore genres more freely. He posted snippets of the track on his Instagram page with the caption, “RIP DOLORES.” Mensa also revealed in a statement the reason why he covered the hit.

“We connected to ‘Zombie’ because we were born from violence,” he said. Dolores O’Riordan died on Jan. 15, 2018. Toxicology reports state that the 46-year-old died from accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

The artwork for the “Zombie” cover features a woman with dripping, bloody fangs, and was created by artist Lucas David. The cover version itself is slowed down, which provides a more mysterious take on the 1994 protest classic.

Mensa released his recent project HOOLIGANS in December 2018, which traverses various thematic landscapes, from mental health awareness to love lost. The EP features Ty Dolla $ign, G-Herbo, G-Eazy, Charlie Wilson and more.

What do you think about the cover? Listen below and let us know in the comments.

 

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@93PUNX - ZOMBIES 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♀️ RIP DOLORES. art by @lucasbavid

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