Justin Bieber Explains Why He Stormed Off Stage in Manchester Last Week


“People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen. But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.

There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m always going to try and be myself on this stage.

When people try and twist things and say, “Justin’s angry at his fans. He doesn’t want his fans to scream,” that’s not at all what I was doing. All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen, to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain people … certain cities aren’t going to want to hear me out, and you know, sometimes it’s my job to say, “Hey, I’m not going to try to force anything.” I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understanding and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.”

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Rich Chigga Talks About Fame, “Dat $tick”, Twitter, Ghostface Killah & More


If you need Rich Chigga explained to you at this point then you quite simply haven’t been paying attention. As one of the viral sensations of the year, Chigga has amassed a stupendous 18 million views since uploading his break-out track “Dat $tick” onto YouTube back in February, all the while receiving co-signs from rap royalty young and old alike. If you’ve noticed that fanny packs and pink polos are suddenly cool again, then Chigga is a big part of the reason why.

Last month, “Dat $tick”‘s legend was further enhanced when Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah and Miami up-and-comer Pouya fulfilled an earlier promise and hopped on the track for a wild remix. Now, in a new interview with Noisey, Chigga discusses the track, fame, and his new found friends in lofty places. Listed below are some of our highlights.

On his hip-hop background:

“I first got introduced to hip-hop in 2012 by my first American friend, who I had met that year. He showed me Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and I was so into that. It was the first song that I tried rapping to and my English was so bad back then. And then through that I started listening to 2 Chainz and Childish Gambino. But back then I had no friends at all in Indonesia and really thought I was the only one listening to hip-hop. So I thought artists like 2 Chainz were considered underground.”

On discovering twitter:

“It was actually 2010, before I even tweeted in English. You can find tweets from a longass time ago where I’m tweeting in Indonesian. I started doing the comedy stuff in 2014. I started taking it more seriously and using social media as my platform because I wanted to get enough followers to start promoting my music and videos. I’m really into cinematography and shot films so I really wanted to promote my shit on there.”

On his relationship with Ghostface Killah:

“I have no idea actually [why Ghostface likes him]. I don’t know if I’m too humble? Maybe I’m dope as shit to be honest. Ghostface is such a legend and the fact that he wants to get on my shit is kind of unbelievable. I still can’t believe it.”

Read the honest and up-front take from Rich Chigga over at Noisey here, and then be sure to check out our guide to Asian trap music.

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Marvel Reimagines Another Series of Your Favorite Hip-Hop Album Covers


After highlighting the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, and Tyler, The Creator, Marvel returns as they’ve reimagined even more of your favorite hip-hop album covers.

This time we see a series of five new mashups including Future, Consequence, Masta Ace, Blackalicious and Czarface. The covers promote Future’s Beast Mode mixtape, Cons’ Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Masta Ace’s Sittin on Chrome, Blackalicious’ Blazing Arrow and Czarface’s Every Hero Needs a Villain.

Scan through the imagery above to take a look at the fun cartoon variants.

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The Weeknd Releases “All That Money” Featuring Belly

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After just announcing a massive European and North American tour, The Weeknd has delivered a previously unreleased track featuring fellow XO artist Belly. The song is titled “All That Money,” and it is a demo for Beyonce’s “6-Inch” from her Lemonade album – you can listen to the song above.

Most recently, Abel and Belly worked alongside one another on “Might Not.”

Starboy is still on the way.

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The Weeknd Announces Huge ‘Legend of the Fall’ European and North American Tour


Ahead of his third studio album release, Starboy, which drops November 25, The Weeknd has announced a mammoth tour spanning Europe and North America for fall. Titled the ‘Legend of the Fall’ tour, the Canadian superstar kicks off proceedings in Stockholm on February 17, before finishing up in New York a whole four months later. Yet-to-be-revealed special guests will also join along for the ride.

The tour dates in full are:

2/17 – Stockholm, SE @ The Globe
2/19 – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Spektrum
2/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
2/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
2/26 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
2/28 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena

3/02 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
3/03 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
3/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
3/07 and 3/08 – London, UK @ 02 Arena
3/10 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
3/11 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Arena
3/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
3/14 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
3/23 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
3/26 – Sao Paolo, BR @ Lollapalooza

4/01 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza
4/02 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza
4/25 – Vancouver, CA @ Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
4/26 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
4/28 – San Jose, CA @ Sap Center
4/29 and 4/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

5/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
5/04 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
5/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
5/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
5/11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center (My longest yeah boy ever)
5/12 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
5/13 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
5/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
5/18 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
5/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
5/23 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
5/24 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburns Hill
5/26 – Toronto, CA @ Air Canada Centre
5/28 – Ottawa, CA @ Canadian Tire Centre
5/30 – Montreal, CA @ Bell Centre
5/31 – Quebec City, CA @ Videotron Centre

6/02 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
6/03 – Nassau, NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum
5/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
6/06 and 06/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Cen33

We’ll keep you posted for ticket pricing and how to snag them as it emerges, but in the meantime, check out the first drop from The Weeknd’s FW16 collection.

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Drake Has Gifted 21 Savage a Ferrari for His Birthday


A week after collaborating on the track “Sneakin,” it appears Drake has formally cemented his fledgling bromance with 21 Savage in the most ostentatiously Drake way imaginable: by splashing out on a red Ferrari for the rapper’s 24th birthday.

In an Instagram post accompanied by a no-caps, understated caption, 21 shared a photo of his new whip:

The photo followed a post from days before in which Drake described 21 as a “young October king with all the juice”:

Twitter, of course, was not short of a (mostly jealous) word or two on the matter:

Listen to the track “Sneakin’” below and then read why Drake’s recent Kid Cudi attack was not cool.

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Stream A$AP Mob’s New Album ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends’ Right Here


After revealing two teasing bangers from it last week, the A$AP Mob have released their latest album, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends, and it’s available to stream in full right now.

Four years after dropping the Lord$ Never Worry tape, A$AP Mob are back with a collab-packed release featuring Tyler, The Creator, Wiz Khalifa, Skepta, Lil Yachty, Madeintyo, Offset, Yung Gleesh, Onyx, and the whole A$AP crew, including Playboi Carti, an affiliate of the squad who just signed a deal with Interscope.

Check out the full tracklist, and then hit the stream button below.

1. “Yamborghini High” Feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant, A$AP Twelvyy & Juicy J
2. “Crazy Brazy” Feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy & Key
3. “Way Hii” Feat. A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, BJ The Chicago Kid & Buddy
4. “Young Nigga Living” Feat. A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant & A$AP Twelvyy
5. “Nasty’s World” Feat. A$AP Nast & Onyx
6. “Money Man” Feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast & Yung Lord
7. “Put That On My Set” Feat. A$AP Rocky & Skepta
8. “Motivation Foreign” (Skit)
9. “London Town” Feat. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant & Playboi Carti
10. “Runner” Feat. A$AP Ant & Lil Uzi Vert
11. “Bachelor” Feat. A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Madeintyo & Offset
12. “Telephone Calls” Feat. A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Playboi Carti & Yung Gleesh

Here’s the stream:

A$AP Rocky, who first announced Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends back in June of last year, also premiered his new Money Man short film last week, directed by himself and Dexter Navy and influenced by the French classic La Haine. You can watch that here.

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Watch Lil Yachty & Charli XCX Party With Zombies in “After The Afterparty” Video


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“Adult Rappers” Explores Lives of Hip-Hop Artists Trying to Make It Big


For all the aspiring musicians out there – Adult Rappers is the documentary for you. This intriguing documentary chronicles the lives of 30 rappers from Canada and the U.S. who have achieved various levels of success, and explores what it means to chase your dream while simultaneously trying to earn enough just to get by.

“To say rap is not work is ludicrous, whoever said it must be new to this,” the documentary proclaims, and after watching it in full and gaining perspective into the minds of these rappers firsthand, your outlook will truly open up.

Featuring interviews with artists such as J-Zone, Dilated Peoples’s Evidence, Bobbito Garcia, Despot, Don Will, Esoteric, Eternia, Slug, A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi, Masta Ace, and Murs, the film is now available to watch in full above.

Take a look and let us know what you think, and for more hip-hop, be sure to check out Obama’s favorite rappers.

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Kanye West Is Credited as a Co-Writer of Drake’s Kid Cudi Diss Track


While everyone was clamouring about the release of four new Drake songs last week, one in particular stood out in negative fashion. “Two Birds, One Stone” was angled as a blatant diss to Kid Cudi, and evidently this didn’t please many, as Cudi had earlier announced that he checked into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. Of course, Cudi did have something to say regarding the matter:

However, in light of all the events that have transpired, an interesting detail has popped up: in the credits section of “Two Birds, One Stone” on Tidal, Kanye West was credited as the one of the producers, lyricists, and composers of the track, which is super confusing considering how Kanye dedicated a shout-out to Cudi during his tour not long ago.

What do you think about the matter? Let us know in the comments below.

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