With several artists to still be announced, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has announced its initial performers for the festival’s Daytime Village, presented by Capital One. Warming up fans for the main event, the Daytime Village will feature live performances from popular and emerging artists across many different genres, until the main stage performers are ready to hit the stage at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on September 22nd and 23rd.
Of the initial round of artists announced for the Daytime Village are All Time Low, Kelsea Ballerini, French Montana, Flume, Noah Cyrus, Hey Violet and Judah & The Lion. Tickets for the Daytime Village are on sale now, and start at $39 plus taxes and fees. Fans can visit the Daytime Village’s official website for tickets and more information.
And be sure to stay tuned, as iHeartRadio has still yet to announce its iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup.
It’s Bad Boy for life in 2016 as Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/whichever moniker you prefer has just announced a huge Bad Boy reunion tour. Featuring Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, French Montana and more, this will definitely be a special event next fall. The reunion tour will get started August 25th in Columbus, OH and will make 25-stops in total (New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta & more) until the tour comes to an end October 8th in Oakland. Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 20th), so don’t miss out because for a tour this huge, they will go fast!
This new track from French Montana bangs and it is definitely not short in terms of its star power. With Kanye West (and The Mekanics) handling the trap production, and Rick Ross and Lil Wayne contributing to French’s track as well, ‘Lose It’ a can’t miss record. The marquee alone is reason enough to check this one out.
Here at The Early Registration we like to pride ourselves on our music knowledge. To stay polished on our musical expertise, our new feature is a little game of musical “6 Degrees”. For those who are unfamiliar, six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone in the world is connected by six or fewer steps, so we are now taking the liberty of connecting musicians whom you would never think could be connected, in exactly six steps. This week our 6˚ piece is dedicated to Kanye West’s new banger ‘All Day‘ and the vast team of nearly 20 artists and writers behind the track, which include Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Vic Mensa and more. To keep things interesting we challenged ourself to connect one of its more random co-writers, rapper French Montana, to Allan Kingdom, the young Minnesota rapper featured on the track. The twist is can we do this using only other writers/artists credited on ‘All Day’? Find out below!
Yearly, hip-hop magazine XXL does a freshman cover, showcasing nearly a dozen rising stars. Sometimes, these lists are underwhelming, leaving obvious choices out (Drake, Young Thug, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, etc) but sometimes they can also be packed with to-be stars (2011’s issue).
Now that a couple years have passed, it would definitely be interesting to observe how well some of 2012’s freshman have fared, because frankly, the gap between superstars and unknowns is huge.
The autotune crooner was already known by the time this cover was released and he’s done well for himself. While his record sales are mundane for someone at his status, his singles are still popular. Future Vandross has went completely left from his original trap persona to dive into writing for R&B artists and defying the odds, as most wrote him off to be a one hit wonder since his hit ‘Tony Montana’.
Back in 2012, to the general public, this guy was just a Chris Brown look-a-like with an overly simple rap name/aesthetic. But to the mixtape circuit, he was moving around and grinding heavy. The grind finally paid off once he scored two Chris Brown features and DJ Mustard produced hits. The sad thing is he’s only known for singles.
Detroit MC Danny Brown was known by 2012 but he’s only worked harder since the cover has passed, dropping a critically acclaimed album, opening for Eminem and touring worldwide. He has no plans of stopping and is fully satisfied with sacrificing radio spins for quality music.
French’s album flopped. But he didn’t let that stop him, he instead continued to release hits as well as linking with Khloe Kardashian the goddess, solidifying his pop culture relevancy. Let’s see how he responds to the break-up.
Who would’ve thought? The seemingly random white rapper Macklemore, independent, corny and somewhat conscious, went on to release his Grammy award winning album in late 2012 and ran 2013 as the biggest pop artist. I still don’t get it.