Beyoncé, Eminem, The Weeknd, Travis Scott and more to headline Coachella and Governor’s Ball 2018

Three days into 2018, Coachella and Governor’s Ball have released their 2018 artists line-ups. Are y’all excited or could you care less?

Happy New Year everyone! Three days into 2018, and two big name music festivals have released their artist line-ups for their spring and summer shows. Music festivals come and go, but two of the greatest festivals out there are Coachella and Governor’s Ball.

Last year, she was pregnant with twins. This year she’s one of three major Coachella headliners. Beyoncé is back like she never left. Fresh off the heels of his latest album RevivalEminem will headline The Governor’s Ball in addition to Coachella. The Weeknd will also join forces with Em and Bey at Coachella’s Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Mark your calendars for April 13-15 and April 20-22. Check the full line-up below.

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Image via Twitter (@coachella)

Returning to Randall’s Island Park in New York City, The Governors Ball Music Festival will be June 1st-3rd. Travis Scott is headlining while other notable artists include N.E.R.D.2 Chainz,DRAM, BROCKHAMPTON, Khalid, and several others. The poster below details more Governor’s Ball artists. What does everyone think of the line-ups for both festivals? Let me know in the comments below!

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Calvin Harris Announced New Album Via Twitter

Calvin Harris Announced New Album Via Twitter

Calvin Harris, the Scottish DJ and hit-maker responsible for songs such as “How Deep is Your Love” and “This Is What You Came For”, strikes again with yet another summertime banger.

These past few months, Harris gave us the Frank Ocean and Migos-assisted “Slide”, followed by “Heatstroke” featuring Young Thug and Ariana Grande. While pairing  up artists that seem virtually incompatible, Harris has proved critics wrong making his most recent releases his best ones to date.

Thankfully it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon. Calvin’s upcoming project, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, along with the project’s cover art, was announced this past Tuesday (May 9) via his Twitter. Furthermore, he dropped more heat to keep us satisfied until June 30th, his album release date.

Check out today’s most recent release from Funk Wav Bounces called “Rollin” featuring Atlanta super-trapper Future and new alt-R&B artist Khalid. The song is available on https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/rollin-feat-future-khalid/id1233869908?i=1233869912&app=music&at=11l4Qg“>iTunes/https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/rollin-feat-future-khalid/id1233869908?i=1233869912&app=music&at=11l4Qg“>Apple Music and Spotify.

As always, let me know what you think in the comments section!

-theoriginalchatman♠

 

 

Spotify and Genius Bring Forth “Behind the Lyrics”

Genius and Spotify’s “Behind the Lyrics” explains song lyrics through the eyes of the artist.

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Image via news.spotify.com

Often times more than not, we find ourselves looking up lyrics to our favorite songs by our favorite artists. However; we may be unaware of the artists’ true intent behind a certain lyric. Genius, the media knowledge company that hosts a community of users annotating lyrics taps into Spotify for a huge collaboration. Their collaboration is in the form of an app called “Behind the Lyrics.”

With their “Behind the Lyrics” feature backed by both companies coming to Android, hip-hop fans can satisfy their need for knowledge behind any song. Originally introduced to iPhone iOS last year, the program was called “Fact Tracks” in which users where given artist anecdotes as the music streamed.

Alternative-R&B artists Khalid celebrates the Android expansion by sharing why he believes in Behind the Lyrics.

Khalid
Twitter via @thegreatkhalid

In an interview with HipHopDX, Khalid says, “You listen to a record, and you interpret it in your own way. But with this, you can see what the artist felt. ‘Maybe it means this.’ Music can mean anything you want.”

Spotify users can listen to the “Behind The Lyrics: Hip Hop” and “Today’s Top Hits” playlists to kick off the new Spotify and Genius collaboration.