August 21, 2018

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Diplo And Skrillex Reveal Their Surprising New Group: Jack U

When Diplo released the lineup for his infamous Mad Decent Block Parties on Tuesday, he also revealed another important bit of news: He and Skrillex are now collaborating on a new project called Jack U.

When the highly anticipated lineup was released with the name Jack U alongside the likes of Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, Riff Raff, Major Lazer and Big Gigantic, it opened up a pretty critical question: Who and what is Jack U? Diplo took to Twitter to address the inquiry: "Jack u ... Means skrillex+diplo together."

Although this musical project is a surprising revelation, the two super DJ/producers are far from strangers. They both recently spoke at the International Music Summit about electronic music and social media, and they debuted a YouTube video channel together earlier this year alongside master turntablist A-Trak.

The YouTube channel POTATO will be a platform for both video and audio premieres, as well as other original content. The DJs even quote MTV's original slogan in their press release: "You'll never look at music the same way again." Since Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak are each the head of their own record label (OWSLA, Mad Decent and Fool's Gold, respectively), and there is the additional partnership of Jack U to add to their music repertoire, it seems POTATO will not be running out of quality programming anytime soon.

With the wild success and imagination of both producers' other collective musical projects behind them, fans will have to wait until their July 7 debut to find out what Skrillex and Diplo will sound like sharing ...

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Diplo And Skrillex Reveal Their Surprising New Group: Jack U

When Diplo released the lineup for his infamous Mad Decent Block Parties on Tuesday, he also revealed another important bit of news: He and Skrillex are now collaborating on a new project called Jack U.

When the highly anticipated lineup was released with the name Jack U alongside the likes of Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, Riff Raff, Major Lazer and Big Gigantic, it opened up a pretty critical question: Who and what is Jack U? Diplo took to Twitter to address the inquiry: "Jack u ... Means skrillex+diplo together."

Although this musical project is a surprising revelation, the two super DJ/producers are far from strangers. They both recently spoke at the International Music Summit about electronic music and social media, and they debuted a YouTube video channel together earlier this year alongside master turntablist A-Trak.

The YouTube channel POTATO will be a platform for both video and audio premieres, as well as other original content. The DJs even quote MTV's original slogan in their press release: "You'll never look at music the same way again." Since Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak are each the head of their own record label (OWSLA, Mad Decent and Fool's Gold, respectively), and there is the additional partnership of Jack U to add to their music repertoire, it seems POTATO will not be running out of quality programming anytime soon.

With the wild success and imagination of both producers' other collective musical projects behind them, fans will have to wait until their July 7 debut to find out what Skrillex and Diplo will sound like sharing ...

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized Again For Seizures

Lil Wayne was back in a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering from another seizure. The 30-year-old Young Money boss, who revealed in March that he suffers from epilepsy,
 was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital late Tuesday night by his bodyguards, according to TMZ.

Citing anonymous sources close to the rapper, the site reported that Weezy suffered a single seizure and was treated and released on Wednesday morning (May 1). A spokesperson for Wayne could not be reached for comment or confirmation at press time.

Wayne spent nearly a week in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai in March after suffering multiple seizures. He called in to Los Angeles radio station Power 106 after his release and told DJ Felli Fel about his chronic condition.

"The thing is, man, the bad news is, I'm an epileptic, so I'm prone to seizures," he said. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures; y'all just never hear about it. This time it got real bad because I got three of 'em in a row, and on the third one, my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent. Basically, I could've died soon. That's why it was so serious. The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself. That's typical me, though."

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized Again For Seizures

Lil Wayne was back in a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering from another seizure. The 30-year-old Young Money boss, who revealed in March that he suffers from epilepsy,
 was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital late Tuesday night by his bodyguards, according to TMZ.

Citing anonymous sources close to the rapper, the site reported that Weezy suffered a single seizure and was treated and released on Wednesday morning (May 1). A spokesperson for Wayne could not be reached for comment or confirmation at press time.

Wayne spent nearly a week in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai in March after suffering multiple seizures. He called in to Los Angeles radio station Power 106 after his release and told DJ Felli Fel about his chronic condition.

"The thing is, man, the bad news is, I'm an epileptic, so I'm prone to seizures," he said. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures; y'all just never hear about it. This time it got real bad because I got three of 'em in a row, and on the third one, my heart rate went down to, like, 30 percent. Basically, I could've died soon. That's why it was so serious. The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself. That's typical me, though."

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Fantasia, Phoenix And Will.I.Am Score Top 10 Debuts

There will be a lot of shuffling at the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. While nobody could beat smoothie crooner Michael Bublé's To Be Loved, which will hit #1 on sales of 195,000, former "American Idol" champ Fantasia had a solid bow at #2 with her fourth album, Side Effects of You,
 which moved 91,000 copies. It was her second album in a row to debut in the #2 spot.

A couple spots back French rockers Phoenix hit #4 with Bankrupt!
 (50,000), ghoul grinder Rob Zombie slipped in at #7 with his solo effort Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (34,000) and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am just slipped into the top 10 at #9 with his star-packed fourth solo album, #Willpower
 (29,000).

It was a hard fall for last week's #1 album, Fall Out Boys' reunion disc Save Rock and Roll,
 which dipped 76 percent to #5, as sales leveled out at 36,000. Down at #16 Snoop Lion's first reggae effort, Reincarnated moved 21,000 units, while the self-titled debut from season two "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens snuck into the top 20 at #18 (17,000).

Next week's charts will feature new titles from LL Cool J, Kenny Chesney and season 11 "Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez.

Billboard 200 charts:
1) Michael Bublé, To Be Loved (195,000)
2) Fantasia, Side Effects of You (91,000)
3) Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (74,000)
4) Phoenix, Bankrupt! (50,000)
5) Fall Out Boy, Save Rock and Roll (36,000)
6) Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story (36,000)
7) Rob Zombie, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (34,000)
8) Kid Cudi, ...

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Macklemore’s Crowd Walk Draws Fire From Method Man

So what do you actually get when Wu-Tang raised you? If you're Macklemore, it's a dis from Method Man.

When the Wu-Star and his rhyme partner Redman hit Denver, Colorado for a special 4/20 show in April, Meth took exception to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' MTV Movie Awards performance where the duo performed their latest single

"I was watching MTV not too long ago and there was a rapper onstage. This motherf---er had a lot of energy, and I was really, really enjoying his performance. I think his name was Macklemore," the "Bring the Pain" MC began to tell the crowd during a break in the music. "Don't get me wrong that motherf---er can rhyme. As I'm watching his performance I seen this motherf---er do something that pissed me off. He actually tried to walk on top of the crowd's hands. I started that sh--!"

It's a move that rocker Iggy Pop did in the 1970s, and more recently, Jared Leto and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips tried it. Ever since he broke out of the Wu in 1993, Meth has gained the reputation as a spirited live performer, who exhibits expert breath control and often engages his fans by stage diving and crowd surfing. Macklemore, who is also celebrated for his stage show, very well may have been influenced by Meth. On the second verse of "Can't Hold Us" the Seattle, Washington, spitter sends a heartfelt shout to Meth and his merry band of rap assassins. "Now, can I kick it? Thank you, yeah ...

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