DJ Kurfew originally from Chicago (currently resides in Iowa) has been djing since 1991. He started out in Chicago on vinyl playing house, techno, underground, and freestyle. In 2006 started cd mixing. In 2011 I transitioned to laptop and table console and started practicing on other genre of music mastering English and Spanish creating matchups with new beats. He currently is one of the top Latino DJs in the Midwest and can also be heard on Miami's Hot 101 .net
Music mogul Jay Z has expanded his star-studded Roc Nation company with a huge signing and by adding a Latin division to the growing entertainment powerhouse.
Singer Romeo Santos signed to Jay's roster today (June 8) and will head Roc Nation Latin.
Roc Nation Latin will focus on developing and cultivating Latin artists in all aspects of their careers, both in the U.S. and globally. Santos' longtime manager, Johnny Marines, has been named president. In addition, the deal, inked June 8 in Roc Nation's New York offices, makes Santos an exclusive management client of Roc Nation, co-managed with Marines. (Billboard)
Previously, Romeo Santos began his career with bachata band Aventura, before rising to international stardom as a solo act. He has scored more No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts than any other Latin act in the last decade, and has collaborated with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Pitbulll, Lil Wayne, and Usher. (The FADER)
Rita Ora and Jay Z's Roc Nation have officially parted ways, following a lawsuit filed last year describing an "orphaned relationship" between the British singer and the label, which issued a counterclaim a month later. A source confirms to Billboard that Ora has signed with Warner Music, though specifics of the deal have not been disclosed. Requests to Roc Nation for confirmation of a settlement between Ora and the company were not returned. (Billboard)
(AllHipHop News) Post Malone put up major numbers for his single “White Iverson,” which has been certified double platinum.
The rapper was recently honored by executives at Republic Records since the record officially surpassed the 2 million sales mark.
On June 5, Post Malone will hit the stage during this year’s Summer Jam concert at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, alongside artists like Future, Young Thug, A$AP Rocky and many others.
Post Malone is currently touring around the country with Justin Bieber on the pop singer’s “Purpose” tour. Post, who received a big look when he appeared on Kanye’s The Life of Pablo album, recently previewed a new track with Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith.
Pictured L-R: Gary Spangler (SVP, Promotion), 1st Down (FKi), Marleny Dominguez (VP, Marketing), Rob Stevenson (EVP, Republic Records), Charlie Walk (President, Republic Group), Dre London, Bobby Greenleaf, Joseph Carozza (SVP, Media), Monte Lipman (Co-Founder, Republic), Post Malone, Avery Lipman (Co-Founder, Republic), Tyler Arnold (A&R, Republic), Jim Roppo (EVP, Marketing), Beau Benton (VP, Media)
And here’s a teaser of some new music by Post Malone:
(AllHipHop News) Yesterday Bryson Tiller and creators of his project TrapSoul rejoiced as the project reached RIAA Certified Gold status.
The Kentucky bred R&B singer took to social media to share the achievement with fans and followers.
“my first plaque! gold album and a platinum single. thanks to everyone who made it possible!” Bryson said in the caption of his Instagram post (see below)
To date the project has received over 700 million streams, sold 7 million singles and sold 500,000 official albums according to the image on Bryson Tiller’s Instagram page.
In addition to the Instagram post, producers Fayo and Chill released an exclusive behind the scenes clip of the making of the track, “For However Long.”
The track is the fourth song on TrapSoul, and the making of the video is available exclusively via AllHipHop below.
According to management, Fayo and Chill have recently produced for Eric Bellinger, Raven Justice, Elijah Blake with Rick Ross/Game, Liane V, KR, and currently have TV placements all over major networks like HBO, MTV, ESPN, Discovery and more.
Tonight (April 22) Bryson Tiller hits the stage at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for what is likely to be a sold out show as tickets are reaching as high at $275 on StubHub.
Along with Yandel, Roc Nation management now represents talent such as Angie Martinez, Big Sean, Cipha Sounds, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Kanye West, Meek Mill, and Shakira. The music label division is home to Jay Z, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rihanna, Vic Mensa, DJ Mustard, Belly, and Willow Smith.
(AllHipHop News) Kid Frost, the veteran rapper, is now battling cancer and has vowed to fight the deadly disease.
Frost, known widely for his hit song "La Raza, "is a pioneer in Hip-Hop. However for the last few days, he has been Instagramming incessantly about cancer diagnosis. Fans wished the well-known West Coaster well and he responded determined to fight back.
The exact nature of the ailment has not been determined. The rapper has also been public about having diabetes.
With King Lil G gracing the cover of the LA Weekly just a week ago, it seems like there has been a resurgence in Latin Hip-Hop in the mainstream out West. Proof of that boom lies in not only King Lil G from the East LA, but also in a rapper by the name of BonesLA.
So are we just all hype for no reason? Nah homie, these vatos generated over 40,000 views on this video in just under a week. They have a real movement and this ain't Baby Bash and Frankie J. No disrespect but these guys are on another level. Check it out for yourself below
JR Castro takes you into the studio for the visual for his Terrace Martin assisted song "Never Be The Same" off of his upcoming project "You". The Las Vegas native has made a huge splash since coming on the scene 6 months ago with his Top 10 Hit "Get Home" as well as his recently released collaboration "FMN" with Timbaland and more. Timbaland will serve as executive producer of "You" which releases soon.