Porsha Williams Settles $240K Tax Debt After Being “Totally Unaware” She Owed the IRS

It seems Nene Leakes is still the only person Porsha Williams has to worry about coming after her.The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has reportedly settled her debts with Uncle Sam after the government threatened to take house due to back taxes.We reported earlier this week that Williams owed over $240,000 in back taxes after failing to pay the IRS over the course of eight years. Williams was slapped with a tax lien back in January and the government threatened to seize her house if she didn’t ...
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Man Shot Alongside Nipsey Hussle Arrested for Associating With Nipsey, a “Known Gang Member”

The shooting that claimed the life of Nipsey Hussle has resulted in another arrest, but it wasn’t of a second shooter. One of the victims shot alongside Hussle has been arrested for an alleged parole violation.LAPD confirms that 56-year-old Kerry Lathan was arrested at his halfway house, days after being shot, for allegedly violating his parole. Though no further details were given, it’s believed Lathan’s offense was just being in Hussle’s presence.A stipulation in Lathan’s parole is to not asso...
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Shellz – “Slide” (Video)

Boston-born Haitian-American singer, rapper, and songwriter Shellz drops her latest music video titled “Slide“.
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Coachella 2019: Musical highlights from Saturday, Weekend 1 with Bob Moses, The Interrupters

If you get to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival early-ish — say if you didn’t party so hard the night before and then hit the mandatory mimosas and bloody Marys — there are gems to be had on the festival’s early slate. Like Serpentwithfeet, the stage name of experimental singer-songwriter Josiah Wise, who played to a small crowd in the Mojave tent early Saturday afternoon, April 13. His vocals had an improvisational quality to them — he sang, in fact, about what was happening as it wa...
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Jack Bruno – “iLoveJustinBieber” (Video)

Los Angeles, CA based Hip Hop artist Jack Bruno drops his new video titled “iLoveJustinBieber“.
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Yungeen Ace – “So Long” (Video)

Rapidly growing Jacksonville rapper and singer Yungeen Ace releases his new video titled “So Long“.
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Thrax – “Mansa Musa” Ft. Twista

Honoring history his way, Thrax is bringing a fresh perspective to Hip Hop and switches up the flow with his new single, “Mansa Musa” featuring Chicago legend Twista.
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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this cycle back through a busy week in the music industry, we revisit BTS's meteoric rise past five billion Spotify streams, the decline of playlists and rise of podcasts, how Generation Z is reshaping the music business, and much, much, more! BTS Is First K-Pop Artist To Pass 5 Billion Spotify Streams Spotify: The Decline of Playlists and Rise of Podcasts [MIDiA] How Generation Z Is Redefining The Business Of Music 1 Dead, 3 Wounded During Nipsey Hussle Funeral P...
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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Hitting the top of the charts among Hypebot readers this month, we had articles looking at BLACKPINK's beating out of Ariana Grande and BTS for biggest YouTube debut, the distressing radio silence from PledgeMusic, why we need a conscious music tech revolution NOW, and more! BLACKPINK Beats Ariana Grande, BTS To Claim 3 YouTube Debut Records PledgeMusic Goes Silent Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW! Songwriting Splits: What They Are And Why You Need t...
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TODAY IS RECORD STORE DAY 2019: Get off your computer, put down your phone and GO BUY SOMETHING!

Today is Record Store Day 2019, with hundreds of independent record stores in the US and Europe celebrating a resurgence that many thought would never happen. Thanks to vinyl, their survival skills and loyal music fans, these stores are experiencing a resurgence.But that will only continue if you turn off your computer, put your phone down and go buy something.   You're trip to you local independent record store will be rewarded with special sales, exclusive merchandise and in store pe...
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Amazon To Launch Free Ad-Supported Music Streamer [Report]

Amazon is in talks with the major labels to launch an ad-supported music streaming service in direct competition to Spotify, according to a new report. The free music service could launch as early as next week. Currently, Spotify is the only major music service to have a full ad-supported offering.  Amazon will market the free music service through Echo and other Alexa voice controlled devices, sources tell Billboard, and have a limited catalog.  Amazon currently offers a music serv...
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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

Our tips and advice for the independent artists out there covered how to optimize your official YouTube artist channel, how you should be marketing your next album (or even single), fifteen secrets to boosting social media engagement, and more! Vevo Uses A Simple Tactic To Increase Music Video Views and You Should Too Tips To Optimize An Official YouTube Artist Channel How You Should Be Marketing Your Next Album, Single Release 15 Content Secrets To Boost Social M...
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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Tax Loophole • Music Technology • Submitting Your Music • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on a tax loophole just for songwriters, some important recent advancements in music tech to be aware of, how to submit music to blogs and radio, and more! Royalty Exchange | Here’s A Tax Loophole Just Songwriters Sam Bowman | Recent Advancements In Music Technology Tracy Arbon | How To Submit To Music Blogs, Magazines And Radio And Get Heard Caleb J. Murphy | How To Stay In Love With The Craft Of So...
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Nova Scotia artist JOSEPHNSPARROWB drops his 1st full length album titled “VV” representing “Win”. “VV” is an experimental album mixed with Hip-Hop, Punk & House.  The greatest thing about music is everybody has their own unique signature & JOSEPHNSPARROWB sure did that with a name longer then any tongue twister and and album sonically mixed with multiple genres. The album cover is tranquil as I liked the mellow approach to the visual very different from any album I heard previous.  The 1st son...
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Zavy – “Rain”

Following the success of previous releases, “VVS” and “Flex Like Zavy”, Orange County-native Xavier Young, better known by his stage name Zavy keeps the momentum going with a new song, “Rain”. For the new track, Zavy dives deep into his emotions and tell the story of his come up including doubt, fear, and self-confidence. When asked about the track, the rising star response: “A lot of people don’t understand my struggle but my struggle is MY STRUGGLE and the things someone else may face is t...
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Deborah Dugan Selected To Succeed Neil Portnow As Recording Academy President

(RED) CEO Deborah Dugan has been selected to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy's new president/CEO, Billboard has learned from multiple high-level sources. More »
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Forget Cherry Blossoms — Japan’s Wisteria Gardens Are A Technicolor Must-See

As cherry blossom season comes to an end in Japan, it’s time to set your gaze on the prettiest thing blooming today. Wisteria is taking over and it’s absolutely gorgeous.Growing in a range of blue, pink, purple, and white, people can experience these beauties up close, during their peak blooming season around late April and early May. This time of year people flock to Japan to experience the truly unique site.Wisteria, known as fuji in Japanese, is the country’s second most famous flower mainly...
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Encouraging Extra-Curricular Activities For Your Kids

As kids grow, it’s important to give them the opportunities to find out what they might enjoy doing in life, both as a career and in their personal life. Encouraging extra-curricular activities is only going to help their chances of securing jobs and having a fulfilling life. So here are a few ways of encouraging these activities for your kids. Listen to Their Opinions Kids are clever, and so when they say they want to do something, chances are they do. Of course, there’s going to be things th...
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Vinyl is back! How to build and preserve a killer record collection

Feeling the vinyl vibe? You're not alone. If you're interested in starting your own record collection and listening to tunes the analog way, we're here to help. This guide will take you through everything you need to know. The post Vinyl is back! How to build and preserve a killer record collection appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Coachella's Biggest Makeup Trend? Glitter, Glitter, & More Glitter

Besides boho crop tops, denim cutoffs, and Ariana Grande-packed playlists, festival goers at this year's Coachella music festival are on the same page when it comes to glam. Last year, Queen Bey brought out 90's-influenced buns and bubble ponytails, while dewy skin and glowy cheekbones got in formation.This year, things are looking a little different. If you're driving in for the weekend, make sure you stop at your local craft store because glitter is everywhere — and not just on the eyelids. A...
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Diabolic & Vanderslice – “Collusion” (Album Review)

Diabolic is a legendary underground MC from Long Island, New York who made a name for himself by battle rapping in the very late 90’s/early 2000’s. However, it wouldn’t be until 2009 that he would release his debut album Liar & a Thief. Which was solid, but he would eventually outdo himself 5 years later with the release of Fightin’ Words. But now, another 5 years has passed & he has teamed up with Vanderslice to help him return with his 3rd full-length album. After the intro, we go into the fi...
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A Week In San Francisco, CA, On A $330,000 Income

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
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Nipsey Hussle Fans Show Love to His First Baby Mama Tanisha Asghedom After Noticing Her Absence at His Memorial

Thousands of people gathered Thursday (Apr. 11) to celebrate the life of Nipsey Hussle, but there was one person notably missing: Tanisha Asghedom, the mother of Hussle’s firstborn.Several members of Hussle’s family took to the stage at the Staples Center to remember the fallen rapper, including his sister, his longtime girlfriend Lauren London and their 2-year-old son, Kross, London’s son with Lil Wayne, Kameron, and Hussle’s oldest child, Emani.Emani is the daughter Hussle shared with Asghedom...
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Exit Lines: Off Key

As the Broadway season comes to its end Off Broadway…rolls along, to appropriate the title of one of a trio of shows currently playing away from the Main Stem. The star attraction is Isabelle Huppert, ranting and raving as The Mother. An actress once noted for her stillness in the films of Claude Chabrol and other European auteurs has been getting her freak on recently, in movies like Greta and the Oscar-nominated Elle. She’s unbound and uninhibited once more in Florian Zeller’s play, a companio...
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Morrissey – “I Thought You Were Dead”

Today is Record Store Day, and Morrissey is celebrating. The former Smiths frontman, current cantankerous old man, and future Broadway star has released a new exclusive 7". The A-side is "Lover-To-Be," one of the bonus tracks from the recent deluxe edition of his 2017 album Low In High School, and the … More »
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Donald Glover Debuts ‘Guava Island’ Film Starring Rihanna

After cryptic teasers over the past few days and an eventual announcement, Donald Glover debuts Guava Island. The tropical thriller, shot in Cuba, is directed by Hiro Murai (“This Is America” and Atlanta). Starring Donald Glover and Rihanna, the film centers around the character named Deni (played by Glover), who is trying to put a music festival together to unite the community on the island. Black Panther star Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie from Game of Thrones also co-star in movie, which ...
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The Most Stunning Celebrity Hair & Makeup Looks Straight Out Of Coachella

Like clockwork, celebrities flock to the California desert every April for a weekend (or two) of sun and outdoor concert-hopping at Coachella. Yes, festival season kicked off this weekend and, if the flood of palm trees and private jet interiors on your feed is any indication, the most excitable A-listers swarmed the valley. Even better, judging by the first round of Instagram posts, the whole festival season week going to be full of next-level looks.Ahead, we've rounded up the best of celebr...
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  It’s all relative, as Einstein tells his grandmother.  When a man sits on a hot stove, a minute seems forever; when he’s kissing his sweetheart, forever seems like a minute.  She says, “For this you won a prize?” At … Continue reading →
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Wendy Williams Sent Divorce Papers to Kevin Hunter in a Gift Box Topped With a Bow & He “Went Off, Cursing and Screaming” (Report)

Oh, to be an intern at The Wendy Williams Show!As we’re learning more details of what went down backstage as Kevin Hunter received his divorce papers, the saga is much juicier than any “hot topics” Wendy gossiped about on camera that day.As was previously reported, Hunter was at the television studio on Thursday (Apr. 11) when he was officially informed that Williams was kicking his cheating behind to the curb.Love B. Scott is now exclusively reporting how Williams orchestrated it all and tied i...
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