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RBMA Presents: Culture Clash Miami

The Spot: October 24th Grand Central Miami FL 4 Insane Collectives, 4 Wild Rounds, 1 Champion. Miami... get ready for the ultimate sound system battle, hosted by YouTube sensation Pepe Billete, using his signature Miami witty one-liners to talk you through the biggest music competition of the year! The Contenders: Slow Roast Records Slow Roast Records was founded by the renowned DJ Craze and innovative legend producer Kill The Noise back in 2009. The collective includes two musicians living two very different life stories and known for their musical diversity and style. www.slowroastrecs.com

Basshead Music Basshead Music was founded by UK producer DJ A-Sides and Miami DJ/Label Owner/Promoter/Venue Owner Juan Basshead in 2001 and were one of the first collectives to introduce the States to Dubstep. They will bring the crazy bass and dance floor-fillers to the battle. http://bassheadmusic.com
Video streaming by Ustream Moombahton Massive Moombahton Massive mix up the competition with their reggaeton beats and house tunes; fuelled by the rhythm, good vibes and empanadas. They were created in 2010 by Nadastrom (Dave Nada and Matt Mordstrom) and DJ Sabo. http://moombahtonmassive.tumblr.com
Black Chiney/ Eccentrix Sound Black Chiney bring the Jamaican flavour to the party consisting of six Black Chinese Jamaicans; Supa Dups, Bobby Chin, Willy Chin, Walshy Killa, Special K & Brandon Lee. They are joining with Eccentrix Sound who bring their signature blend of dancehall, hip-hop and house. http://eccentrixsound.com
Breakdown of the Rounds: In true Jamaican sound clash style, each collective brings their own sound system and sets up on one of the four individual stages. Round One: Temperature’s Rising Each DJ Collective gets seven minutes to get the crowd hype! Round Two: The Selector Crews will be judged on their song selection and presentation. Round Three: Sleeping With The Enemy This round turns up the heat, with DJs playing their own interpretation of another collective’s signature sound. Round Four: The Decider The final round is the last chance for competitors to bring out their best tunes with dub plate specials and exclusive live performances, no ordinary records allowed! The winner will be crowned based on the amount of love they receive from the audience, judged by a decibel meter after the second, third and final round. The Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash first started in London in 2010. The battle was created to celebrate sound system culture everywhere and in turn has influenced today’s hip-hop, dancehall and EDM. It promises to be a unique experience that unites genres and generations alike. Previous contestants include: Major Lazer, Soul II Soul, Trouble & Bass, SMOG and special guests Pusha T, George Clinton, 2 Chainz, DMX, Camíron, Johnny Osbourne and Usher. Get your tickets here! Check out photos from past events For more information on the RBMA click here

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Report: Ariana Grande Got Paid Twice As Much As Beyoncé For Coachella

As fans continue to marvel at Beyonce's historical Coachella performance in the Netflix documentary, Homecoming, a new report about the pay discrepancy amongst the festival's headliners is also grabbing people's attention. According to Variety, Ariana Grande got paid double of what Bey earned for her performance.

Grande reportedly made $8 million from the festival, while Beyoncé only took home an estimated $3 to $4 million.

This certainly seems a little odd to fans due to a handful of reasons. For one, Beyoncé is a much more seasoned artist. Additionally, her headlining show, also known as BeyChella, was a historical moment that drew millions of viewers.

Grande also made history this year as the youngest artist to ever headline the three-day event, but the U.S. pay gap may have more to do with the huge difference between their paychecks. Black women make approximately 65 cents to every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. By contrast, white women earn 83 cents to every dollar earned by white men, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Comedy Series 'Rel' Cancelled After Just One Season

Despite making audiences across the country laugh, FOX's comedy series Rel will not return for a second season.

According to Variety, the Lil Rey Howery-lead show– which also starred Sinbad and Jess Hilarious– continued to plummet in ratings.

"Rel‘s (now series) finale, which aired Jan. 13, delivered 2.8 million viewers and a 1.1 in the demo — the series’ best showing since its premiere — but that largely was attributable to the evening’s lead-in: the hugely watched Eagles/Saints NFC divisional playoff," the report reads.

The series was inspired largely in-part to Howery's real life experiences, who lived by the credo "always believe in yourself and great things will come." Shenanigans throughout the series ensue when he discovers his wife is having an affair with his barber.

"I want to thank all the loyal 2 million plus people that tuned in every week to my show," Howery wrote on Instagram regarding the news of the show's cancellation. "I’m so proud of what we did and it was a dream come true... I got a chance to not only create a show based off my material and some real life events I got to work and create magic with my friends... God is so good and I’m truly blessed."

The series was put in the spotlight when its co-creator and executive producer Kevin Barnett suddenly passed away in January during a trip to Mexico. Barnett's death was caused by pancreatitis complications. He was only 32 years old.

 

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I want to thank all the loyal 2 million plus people that tuned in every week to my show... I’m so proud of what we did and it was a dream come true... I got a chance to not only create a show based off my material and some real life events I got to work and create magic with my friends... God is so good and I’m truly blessed... Thanks again for the huge opportunity and it’s on to the next one... I learned a lot and it’s still a huge accomplishment for me to pull this off... I wanted to make a dramatic comedy with heart and I did that... I know I made you proud Mom!!!!!! #REL

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Kodak Black Says His GPS Is The Reason For His Arrest At The Border

Kodak Black was detained at the U.S.-Canada border for possession of drugs and weapons earlier this week. Reports say that the "Expeditiously" rapper was in possession of a Glock 9mm pistol and marijuana, and another car believed to be owned by members of his team had loaded handguns and marijuana.

Per TMZ, the Florida rapper says that he got lost initially, and had no idea he left America. He was arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge heading into New York State.

"We're told he didn't realize until he was asked to present a passport, and at that point, there was no turning back ... so they stayed on the route," the site reads. "The rapper set out Wednesday to drive himself from Detroit to Boston, punched the destination into his GPS, and it put him on the most direct route ... through Canada, NY and onto Massachusetts."

His untimely arrest forced him to cancel a show in Boston on Wednesday night (April 17) and a show in Connecticut the following night (April 18), much to the ire of his fans in attendance. He is reportedly set to perform tonight in Philly.

"Kodak's run-ins with the law have also been a topic of discussion. The 21-year-old was released on August 18, 2018, after serving seven months for marijuana possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon," VIBE reported. "Kodak currently faces criminal sexual conduct charges and faces up to a maximum of 30 years in prison."

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