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Ludacris, Rapsody, Tank And The Bangas To Perform At Bud Light's 'The Roots And Friends' SXSW Jam

With SXSW officially starting this week, The Roots Crew is heading back to the city of Austin to hit the stage once again (and with special guests)  at Bud Light's The Roots & Friends SXSW Jam. 

With SXSW officially starting this week, The Roots Crew is heading back to the city of Austin to hit the stage once again (and with special guests)  at Bud Light's The Roots & Friends SXSW Jam. Featuring a satisfying mix of music icons and up-and-coming artists, Ludacris, Rapsody, singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez, southern funk group Tank and the Bangas are all set to rock the Market Fair house on Saturday, Mar. 17.

With a three-year partnership with the light lager brand under their belt, Bud Light and The Roots plan to transform the Austin venue into a neighborhood dive bar.

“This is now an annual tradition with our friends at Bud Light and we are happy to return with another opportunity to jam with our friends across various music genres at SXSW,” said The Roots. “Every year, we think about how we are going to top last year’s jam session and we feel that we’ve put together a lineup that will do just that this year.”

Bud Light Vice President Andy Goeler also added,  “Texas has been a huge part of Bud Light’s legacy, so it only makes sense to head back for a third year, bringing Bud Light x The Roots & Friends SXSW Jam to in the community in Austin.”

“Friendship and collaboration remains at the core of what SXSW is all about. Bringing this jam session with our friends The Roots back for a third year made perfect sense at this festival made for friends.”

Since the SXSW Conference and Festival is the supreme melding of music, film and technology, platinum festival badge-holders and invited guests will be able to pay for a Bud Light by simply using their electronic,  RFID technology wristband.

To highlight the festival event, Bud Light will unveil a limited edition Austin-themed aluminum bottle, designed in collaboration with Austin-based artists Zuzu Perkal and Heath “Mouf” Speakman. The special bottles will be available throughout the month of March in Austin, Texas.

To see the full lineup of the Bud Light Showcase, visit the SXSW Music Festival page or  follow Bud Light on Facebook, Twitter (@BudLight) and/or Instagram (@BudLight).

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ICONOLOGY is a collection of new songs that are meant to make the listener throw it back to the times when music made us want to move. She revealed the news on social media.

"This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful," she wrote on Instagram." THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!... Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology."

We're hoping there are some eye-popping videos to accompany these new songs. Check out her post below.

 

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This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology

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Lizzo Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "Truth Hurts" Tweet

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” may be over two years old, but it’s proven to be her most impactful hit yet. The track gained steam after being featured in Netflix’s Someone Great, and currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered the attention of one of the biggest names in politics.

A video Lizzo posted on Twitter features Hillary Clinton and other former Presidential hopefuls standing and saluting the flag. While we may expect the National Anthem to play, “Truth Hurts” blares over the speaker instead.

Shortly after the video was posted, Hillary Clinton (or at least a very in-touch intern of hers) replied, tweeting out the song’s popular lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”

“@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

The musician opened up about practically quitting music after “Truth Hurts” failed to take off initially.

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— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 21, 2019

 

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Drake Faces Lawsuits Over 'Nice For What' And 'In My Feelings'

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Per TMZ, Skully (real name Samuel Nicholas III) claims that a portion of his 2000’s song “Roll Call” was used in the popular song “In My Feelings.” He also alleges that “Nice For What,” which features Big Freedia, uses another one of his stolen beats.

“In the docs, Sam Skully claims he published the beat on a CD he released in New Orleans way back in 2000, but says he didn't know his work had been stolen until years later ... when Drake and Big Freedia released songs that started climbing the charts,” reports the site.

“Nice For What” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, as did “In My Feelings.” The latter track remained there for 10 weeks and was associated with the highly-popular “In My Feelings” challenge.

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