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Hip-Hop Legend Raekwon Returns to Deliver Third “Community Linx” Release with Diadora and Foot Locker, Inc.

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Hip-hop legend Raekwon, Diadora and Foot Locker, Inc. have returned to deliver a third “Community Linx” release – the Diadora N9002 Detroit.  

Community Linx is a collaborative franchise series that allows Raekwon to design product capsules built with and for local communities. Today’s Detroit release specifically focuses on the intersection of rap and fashion in the city. This capsule is launched with a local event that provides tools, resources, and a wealth of knowledge to local up-and-coming stylists looking to expand their portfolio. 

About the capsule: The Diadora N9002 Detroit features a black colorway with a pop of gold,  a leather upper, a rubber outsole for increased durability and traction, and Raekwon’s signature on the heel. The newest drop is available in men’s sizes exclusively sold at Foot Locker and Champs Sports beginning today, June 23rd for $120. The N9002 is an exclusive model for Foot Locker and Champs. If in Detroit, head to Foot Locker Detroit’s 17755 East Eight Mile Road Harper Woods, MI 48225 to purchase. 

About the community event: In support of the Diadora N9002 Detroit release, Raekwon, Diadora and Foot Locker Inc. have selected five up-and-coming Detroit stylists to join an invite-only, three-hour event made up of a styling workshop, Q&A, and portfolio photography session led by two well-known local stylists: Latrice Delgado-Macon and 10xMile. Each participating stylist will style a male model as if they were styling for Raekwon, inspired by one of five events the rapper frequently attends. In addition to valuable industry mentorship and career tools, Foot Locker will be providing the local stylist community with apparel, blanks, and accessories to customize and amplify their pieces. Participants will be able to capture their work with a photographer to build their portfolio. 

The Community Linx program kicked off earlier this year with an NYC-inspired Diadora N9002 release paired with an invite-only, four-week beat-making course that brought Raekwon and guest judge, Dave East together with 16 up-and-coming NYC artists through mentorship. The program has also made stops in Philly where local artists participated in an invite-only, four-round performance judged by Raekwon, Bri Steves and Beanie Sigel which resulted in one lucky winner receiving a personal session with Raekwon. Additional Community Linx launches representing Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston will roll out through the remainder of the summer. 

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Serato Launches Studio 2.0 with the Revolutionary “Stems” Technology, A New Landmark In Beatmaking and Audio Production

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Always ahead of the curve, Serato has changed the game before and they’re about to do it again. The audio production experts have outdone themselves with Serato Studio 2.0, the fastest and most intuitive DAW on the market for making beats. The new DAW provides a robust home for the revolutionary Serato Stems technology, a monumental innovation in the world of sampling and audio manipulation.

“Serato Stems is the biggest moment in sampling since the MPC,” says Cookin Soul, the GRAMMY Award-winning producer/DJ 

Powered by Serato’s one-of-a-kind machine-learning algorithm, Stems enables producers to instantaneously isolate and manipulate four different audio stems, while keeping the sterling audio quality for which Serato is known. Stems splits audio into distinct tracks for vocals, bass, drums, and melodies, enabling producers to instantly create acapellas and instrumental tracks and providing easy integration of additional samples or original sounds with the push of a button. 

“It’s like y’all use some kind of alien technology or something,” says acclaimed producer Dibia$e“because the drums sound clean, the bassline sounds clean.”

Now embedded in Serato Studio’s powerful sampler, Serato Stems delivers infinite possibilities for sampling and unique sound creation. In seconds, users are able to isolate, flip, layer, and chop with finger-snapping ease without sacrificing sound quality, giving them greater freedom to sample how they’ve always wanted to sample. As platforms like TikTok have made remixes and mashups increasingly relevant and lucrative, Serato and Stems can help producers find an audience and more easily express their boundless creativity.

“With this update, Serato Studio is the center of my universe. This is a big moment for music production,” says DJ Khalil who is nominated for two Grammys this year for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

Stems made its debut in Serato DJ 3.0 in the fall, and in just a few short months, it has already made a major impact on the culture. Over 50,000 DJs joined the Beta testing period, making it the most popular beta in Serato history. One of those DJs was New York-based DJ Saige. A member of the Serato Academy, Saige used Stems to create her viral remix of Coi Leray’s “Players.” Saige isolated Coi’s acapella and laid it on top of the beat from Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” creating a buoyant mashup that generated over 387k unique creations on TikTok, becoming one of the most popular sounds on the platform. Inspiring dances from the likes of ShaqCiara, and Coi Leray herself (in a video that racked up over 17 million views), Saige’s remix earned an official release on all platforms from Republic Records, helping “Players” reach the Billboard Hot 100.

“The fact that we can get acapella is a huge, huge cheat code for DJs and producers everywhere,” says rising beatmaker Boston Chery. “This is really crazy.”

Stems has already made a major impact in the world of DJing, and its inclusion in Serato Studio 2.0 allows for even more refined sounds and fresh flips. A new functionality that gives producers the fluidity and inspiration to keep up in this digital age, Stems is only getting started.

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Check out Serato Stems in Studio 2.0: https://serato.com/studio/stems

Watch world-renowned DJ and Producer Skratch Bastid demonstrate the power of Stems in Serato DJ here.

Check out more information about Studio 2.0 and Stems on Serato’s official website

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Rolling Loud Portugal 2023 Brings Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, and Meek Mill to the Beaches of Portimåo

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Rolling Loud‘s mission to bring the best in rap music to fans across the globe grows more ambitious by the day. Today, Rolling Loud announces the star-studded lineup for Rolling Loud Portugal 2023, the anticipated second edition of their beachside festival. Headlined by Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, and Meek Mill, the Rolling Loud Portugal lineup offers some of the biggest names in hip-hop on both sides of the Atlantic, plus names from the ascendant Portuguese scene.

Included among the lineup’s stacked undercard are U.S.-based superstars like Lil DurkLattoLil Uzi Vert, and Kodak Black, and UK heavy-hitters like Central Cee and D-Block Europe. Returning to picturesque Portimåo and keeping a new tradition going, Rolling Loud Portugal touches down on July 5th-7th, 2023. Tickets go on sale at 1pm GMT on Thursday, 1/26HERE.

Rolling Loud Portugal 2023 is a major pillar in the festival’s massive international expansion, which kicks into high gear this year. The big year kicks off with Rolling Loud Thailand 2023, the brand’s first-ever event in Asia, which makes at Legend Siam in Pattaya on April 13th-15th2023. Portugal is one of three European bashes hosted by Rolling Loud in the summer, a collection that also includes the first-ever Rolling Loud Germany, headlined by Travis Scott and others to be announced, and Rolling Loud Rotterdam, the second Rolling Loud event in The Netherlands, headlined by Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar. Stay tuned for lineup announcements for these festivals in the near future.

The next stop on Rolling Loud’s world tour is Rolling Loud California 2023, which returns to Los Angeles in just a few weeks. Headlined by Travis ScottFuture, and Playboi Carti, Rolling Loud California 2023 is the festival brand’s first event in Los Angeles County since 2019. Hosted in Hollywood Park, on the grounds adjacent to SoFi Stadium, in Inglewood, CA, Rolling Loud California touches down on March 3-5, 2023. Stay tuned for the main event in July, when the brand’s flagship event, Rolling Loud Miami 2023, returns for the eighth time.

Led by its founders Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud is the most powerful rap festival in history. Stay tuned for many more announcements, as Rolling Loud continues to lead the vanguard of live music experiences in hip-hop and beyond.

Buy tickets for Rolling Loud Portugal HERE

Stay tuned for more info, and check out Rolling Loud Portugal on Instagram for all the latest updates.

Watch clips and full performances at Rolling Loud’s YouTube

Buy Rolling Loud Merch: shoprollingloud.com

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Renowned Music and Culture Journalist Tallie Spencer Launches Podcast “Show Some Love”

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Listen and subscribe to the ‘Show Some Love’ podcast with Tallie Spencer here.

Music journalist and media host Tallie Spencer has launched a brand new podcast about love, dating, and relationships – within the entertainment industry.

Executive Produced by Bianca Bibbs and directed by Robert Thomas of Breakin Ground TV, ‘Show Some Love’ will feature “a series of open & honest conversations, with Tallie and her special guests discussing their personal experiences, covering everything from dating, to situationships, ghosting, gender norms, and other hot topics.”

Check out the podcast below.

For the first episode, Tallie is joined by rapper Seddy Hendrinx to define “situationships” and why they are so common in today’s generation of dating. The two discuss what defines a situationship and signs to know you’re in one.

Elsewhere in the episode, Tallie and Seddy discuss commitment, taking things to the next step, the blurred lines and expectations of situationships, and first date scenarios.

New episodes featuring a new guest within media and entertainment will be released every Wednesday. Listeners can stream and download ‘Show Some Love’ on all major podcast platforms.

https://linktr.ee/showsomelove

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