Which will come first, Panorama or Tha Carter V?
Buzzing off his recent freedom from Cash Money Records and the subsequent celebration of Tha Carter III’s 10-year anniversary, Lil Wayne will continue his victory lap at this year’s Panorama Festival in NYC.
On Monday (June 11th) organizers of the event posted on the official PanoramaNYC instagram account revealing Lil Wayne’s addition to Saturday’s set which already includes Janet Jackson, SZA, and Gucci Mane among others.
The last minute addition of Wayne to the already impressive lineup is done in lieu of Cardi B’s withdrawal from the festival, as she announced the cancellation of her summer tour dates due to her pregnancy.
While Wayne and Cardi may not seem interchangeable in terms of their fan bases, old heads and new rap fans alike are sure to enjoy the performance from this rap mogul. Wayne is charged up and ready to revive his crown, as proven by his Summer Jam 2018 set.
Whether fans will get the chance to hear new tracks (Tha Carter V, anyone?) or old anthems, only time will tell. Still, legends will be legends and we are more than ready to kick back and enjoy the show.
The three-day event is set to take place July 27-29 on Randall’s Island.
Lighters up Weezy fans, Mr. Carter is back.
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Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s “Done” With Music, Wants To Be “Normal”
If time travel is possible, Lil Uzi Vert might be interested in going on a trip back to the year 2013. On Friday (Jan. 11), the Philly rapper announced that he’s quitting music, and wouldn’t mind dipping back to the year before he released the Purple Thoughtz Vol. 1 EP.
“I wanna take time out to thank each and every one of my supporters but I’m done with music I deleted everything,” Uzi wrote on his Instagram Stories. “I wanna be normal..I wanna wake up in 2013.”
The 24-year-old rapper added, “You are free” and “Thank you love you” to the post.
Lil Uzi Vert said he’s done with music 😳 pic.twitter.com/UUnvW7EcEj
— HIP HOP FACTS (@DailyRapFacts) January 12, 2019
Uzi’s second sophomore album, Eternal Atake, was expected to drop sometime this year, but the future of the project could hang in the balance, provided that he’s actually serious about calling it quits.
Either way, the announcement has Uzi fans deep in their feelings, and understandably so.
Peep some of the reactions below.
The government shut down and lil Uzi stopped making music 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
— No Jumper (@nojumper) January 12, 2019
Lil Uzi Vert fans after seeing his post about quitting rap and deleting the album they waited a year for pic.twitter.com/yWwU2xLodu
— Adam Demetriades (SSJ4) (@AdamDemetriades) January 12, 2019
.6 seconds after seeing Lil Uzi announced he’s quitting music pic.twitter.com/AngBTZm6uT
— ryan v 🥰 (@RYANTENDO64) January 12, 2019
lil uzi quit music cos yall kept fuckin tweeting that “3rd day out here” vid
— Wahlid Mohammad (@Wahlid) January 12, 2019
*Lil Uzi quits rap*
my heart: pic.twitter.com/AXPUU9MiFQ
— Chad (@Luhvd_) January 12, 2019
the world if lil uzi vert stops making music pic.twitter.com/Zf1CeOotog
— tizzey (@YaBoyGoobster) January 12, 2019
Andre 3000: “Future Makes The Most Negative Inspirational Music Ever”
Andre 3000 is a proud member of the Future Hive.
The Outkast rapper spoke about Future’s music in the newly-released documentary promoting the “Mask Off” rapper’s upcoming The Wizrd album. In the teaser, which Future shared on Twitter Friday (Dec. 11), Three Stacks admits that he and his son, Seven, are certified “Future fanatics.”
During one of their father-son-listening sessions, Andre 3000 had an epiphany about Future musical influence. “Future makes the most negative inspirational music ever,” he declares.
#THEWIZRD DOCUMENTARY OUT NOW ON @AppleMusic @MassAppeal https://t.co/rJeeh8iBSE pic.twitter.com/N667W12L4h
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) January 11, 2019
The hourlong doc features appearances from DJ Khaled, Metro Boomin, Yo Gotti and more, and offers a behind-the-scenes look into the Atlanta native’s business and personal life, including his 2016 Purple Reign tour and spending quality time with his children.
Future also speaks candidly about how the “formative moments” in his life, such as selling drugs, getting shot and losing his grandfather, showcase “his passion and desire to stay on top.”
The Wizrd LP drops Jan. 18.
New York’s Highline Ballroom To Close Its Doors In February
UPDATE 1/11/19 1:37PM ET:
Steven Bensusan, the owner of the Highline Ballroom, has sent a statement to VIBE about the closing of Highline Ballroom. The venue will reopen in the near future
“Unfortunately after 12 years our landlord has decided not to renew Highline Ballroom’s lease. For over a year we were led to believe that a renewal was imminent, however it is now clear that the landlord has other plans for the building. This is obviously a growing trend within the New York real estate market impacting various entertainment venues and businesses. We plan on reopening Highline Ballroom at a new location in the Chelsea/Meatpacking District and are currently looking at options. We hope to be able to announce our plans soon.
In the meantime our final show date and programming will be announced shortly.
We have been very fortunate to present some of music’s biggest names in a small club atmosphere; Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys, Artic Monkeys, Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, The Roots and so many more have performed on the stage at Highline Ballroom. It is a shame that we have to close our doors, though we are grateful for the support we have received from fans and artists over the years in making the original Highline Ballroom location a truly unique experience.”
New York’s Highline Ballroom is reportedly closing its door after over 10 years in the business.
According to Brooklyn Vegan, several promoters have shared the news on social media, including Bedlam/Club Cumming owner Daniel Nardicio, who posted the news on Facebook. Responding to another user, Nardicio stated that February 8 would be the venue’s closing date.
Another niche event space for early hip-hop and R&B shows from the A$AP Mob, Tory Lanez, Rihanna and legends like Stevie Wonder, the Highline Ballroom brought about an enjoyable balance for music lovers with its old-school style and charm.
Owned by Blue Note Entertainment Group, the closing of the venue comes just after the company shut the doors to BB Kings, another staple for legacy jazz, hip-hop, rock and R&B artists.
The venue hasn’t commented on the news and at the time of this report, didn’t respond to our inquiry. A number on its social pages for Jason Kaciupski was also out of service. Their website features a number of performances and events happening after February 8 like a Wifisfuneral show on the 15th, an OkayAfrica event in March and Lil Tracy show in April.
But no need to fret. Webster Hall, another favorite venue in New York is expected to make a comeback after a year of renovations.