Young Thug on Punk: New Album, YSL Plans, Sharing the Wealth

Young Thug stands swaddled in a blue Versace bathrobe. We’re inside a lounge on the fifth floor of a luxurious building in downtown Atlanta, where the team of realtors that just sold Thug a house have presented him with the lavish garment as a gesture of gratitude. Buying property is a complicated dance: Sign here, double-sign there, transfer oodles of money here. A gift exchange helps break up the monotony.

The house in question is a birthday present for Thug’s mother. Known to friends and family as Big Duck, she raised 11 kids, mostly on her own; Thug, born Jeffery

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YouTube Music announces the largest global Foundry class of artists to date with Bella Shmurda joining the program

The program received the most applications ever this year with a 450% increase in the number of applications from last year.

Artists on the Foundry program will receive a grant to invest in their content and channel development, access to YouTube partner support and workshops, and marketing, social, and press promotion.

Artists will have combined access to resources and teams that will enable them to create and launch their music with greater impact and global reach.

“Artists are navigating a new, increasingly digital industry this year. To adapt and grow, they are finding new ways to create content, connect with

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Why were Michigan state police at Faster Horses festival Saturday

Michigan State Police say they are investigating a death at the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan on Saturday.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan State Police are investigating a death at a music festival in Lenawee County on Saturday.

Police say a 30-year-old woman from Croswell, Michigan, Melissa Donna Havens, was found dead around 7:30 a.m. at the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan.

The cause of the woman’s death is unknown at this time but police are continuing to investigate. 

Investigators say an autopsy will be performed on her body including a toxicology test.

Police are also attempting to identify

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Rebel Road roars back in Muskegon with stunt shows, live music

MUSKEGON, MI – Stunt shows and live music helped welcome motorcyclists to Rebel Road on Friday, July 16.

Stephanie Jenkins, who attended every Rebel Road rally since it began in 2015, said she’s looking forward to being back after two years without an event.

“It’s good for Muskegon. It brings money to the town and bikes,” Jenkins said.

Motorcycles lined the streets in downtown Muskegon Friday for the return of Rebel Road and Bike Time. The rallies, held over the same weekend in Muskegon, draw thousands to the city for a celebration of bikes, food, music and more. Both events

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Iggy Azalea Plans to Take a Few Years Off from Releasing Music

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City of Huntsville hiring ‘music officer,’ with salary up to $89,211

Think you have what it takes to help guide Huntsville to becoming a legit “must-see music city”?

The City of Huntsville has a job opening you might be interested in.

The city is now accepting applications for a full-time “Huntsville music officer” position, which is being touted as the first of its kind in the U.S. Salary is listed as between $52,603 and $89,211.

The job description describes the position as “the main advocate connecting the City of Huntsville and the music ecosystem. The main goal of the Huntsville music officer is to increase economic opportunities for the music sector

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Music banned on Greece’s Mykonos in new COVID-19 restrictions

ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – Greece banned music in restaurants and bars and imposed a nighttime curfew on its popular holiday island of Mykonos on Saturday after a rise in new coronavirus infections there.

Known as the party island of the super-rich, Mykonos is one of Greece’s most popular destinations, attracting more than a million visitors each summer, among them Hollywood stars, models and world-famous athletes.

Following a “worrying” local outbreak, the Civil Protection Ministry said it was banning music on the island around the clock, including in shops, cafes and beach bars. It also said it would restrict movement

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Biz Markie, ‘Just a Friend’ Rapper, Dead at 57

Biz Markie, the pioneering rapper, producer, and beatboxer whose jovial goofiness, boundless, off-kilter creativity and innovative music made him a singular presence in both hip-hop and pop culture at large, died Friday at the age of 57.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, hip hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away,” his rep Jenni Izumi said in a statement. “We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time.

“Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated

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3 dead, 2 critically injured at Michigan music festival due to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

WOODSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Deputies are investigating what happened at the Faster Horses Festival after three men died inside the campground Saturday.

Original Story: Lenawee County Sheriff: 3 dead at Faster Horses due to potential carbon monoxide exposure

“Poor three guys had carbon monoxide inside their camping trailer,” said Connie McTaggart.

McTaggart said news about what happened at the Faster Horses Festival in Woodstock Township spread quickly around town.

“It’s just really sad, you know, that was somebody’s kids,” McTaggart said.

Lenawee County Sheriff Deputies told Local 4 they got the call at about 1:27 p.m. Saturday about five people

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