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Walshy Fire ignites the VIBE stage at the Toyota Music Den at Firefly. Photo by Tod Seelie

Major Lazer's Walshy Fire Talks With Comedian Jermaine Fowler At Firefly 2016

Fans of Miami MC and producer Walshy Fire — one-third of electro supergroup Major Lazer — bounced around the Toyota Music Den at the Firefly Music Festival all day, some even brandishing flags dedicated to their hero. Blurring pop and Latin rhythms, Fire’s DJ set on the VIBE stage sent the crowd into a sweaty, frenetic frenzy. He also took time out to mention his twin boys, a proud dad on Father’s Day. Sending a message, possibly with the thought of his boys’ future in mind, it was especially uplifting when Fire called out, “Show me your hands if you’re only getting high on music.” The Music Den raised their hands, closing out his set in a blast of positive energy. Our on-site host and hilarious comedian Jermaine Fowler caught up with Fire after the set, discussing the origins of Major Lazer, why his mom is his biggest inspiration, and why he shouldn't touch his fans.

 

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The NFL is still engulfed in the Colin Kaepernick controversy, however, the league is moving forward with its "Songs of the Season" series. Over the weekend, Royce da 5'9" released the music visuals for "Black Savage," featuring T.I., CyHi the Prynce, Sy Ari Da Kid and White Gold.

The new video takes place in a stylish mansion, where the MCs celebrate life as black men in America while showing off their black elegance by wearing sharp, two-piece suits. Fellow-Slaughterhouse member Kxng Crooked makes a cameo in the video as well.

Jay-Z and the NFL recently announced Inspire Change, a non-profit organization, back in August. One of the programs from the organization is Songs of the Season. Song of the Season will run throughout this year's NLF season and will showcase artists who will create a song for NFL promotions each month during the season.

Each song will debut during an in-game broadcast. Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor, and Rapsody were the first Inspire Change advocates this season.

It's rumored that Nicke Nine is working on his eighth studio album. Over the last few years, Royce has released some of the best music of his career, which includes albums like Layers, Book of Ryan, PRhyme, and PRhyme 2.

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DaBaby Gives "Bop" A Broadway Musical Twist In New Video

DaBaby's music videos have become a big deal. He's been consistent with releasing entertaining visuals, featuring playful choreography, and imagery. Today (Nov. 15), the North Carolina native unveiled the brand new visuals for "Bop on Broadway," a song from his latest offering, Kirk.

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In other DaBaby news, the"Baby on Baby" rapper has been running the Billboard's Hot 100 chart for six consecutive sixth weeks, as a result of having eight songs on the latest weekly Billboard Hot 100 charts.

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The Game Pays Homage To Nipsey Hussle In "Stainless" Video Feat. Anderson .Paak

The Game is allegedly putting the finishing touches on his final album, Born 2 Rap. But first, the Cedar Block Piru is sharing the new music visual to the Anderson .Paak-assisted record, "Stainless."

Directed by Aaron “A.G.” Green, the video finds the Compton rapper cruising through L.A. at 2 a.m. in his custom blue Lamborghini with Nipsey Hussle’s face painted on the hood. The veteran MC later rides down Sunset Boulevard with his stainless steel (gun) by his side and recreates his iconic Documentary album cover.

The Game, a hip-hop historian in his own right, also mentions some important names on this track. "Baby Lane killed Pac, niggas killed Baby Lane/Buntry was bustin' back, Heron died in his chains/A fatal car crash killed Fatal Hussein/R.I.P. Kadafi, ridin' down memory lane," raps The Game.

Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson was an alleged member of the South Side Compton Crips and was a person of interest in the brief investigation of the murder of acclaimed rapper Tupac Shakur. Many hip-hop heads know Baby Lane from getting beaten up and stomped on by Marion "Suge" Knight and a slew of Pirus inside of a Las Vegas casino lobby. It's alleged that after the casino incident, Baby Lane and three other Crips went looking for Pac. After spotting Pac and Suge in BMW, Anderson shot Pac from the backseat of the car he in. However, no one was ever charged in Pac's murder and Lane was killed in 1998.

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The Game's Born 2 Rap is slated for a Nov. 29 release. Watch The Game's "Stainless" video above.

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