Pen Game So Fresh: The Top 10 Songwriters & Producers, Ever

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the music game goes only as far as the artists involved take it. It evolves accordingly, not because corporations and labels dictate where it should go, but because generational voices drive it where it needs to be.

Over the decades, we’ve witnessed some of the most groundbreaking and soul shaking sounds, rhythms, and words produced by talent who have defined genres either with the stroke of their pen or the mastery of their instrument. In some rare cases using both.

The creative minds that have pushed music to new and stimulating heights have inspired many listeners and fans to not simply support their creation, but find their own voices and add to a culture that continues to grow and change with the times.

More often than not we forget that these artists aren’t just great at what they do, but are geniuses whose gifts have the ability to touch lives with the universal language known as music.

With that in mind, HipHopWired and Metro PCS offer a list of the Top 10 songwriters and producers that the music game has seen.

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Various Producers Remix Desiigner's 2016 XXL Freshman Freestyle!

Producers such as Chris Dimaculangan, NeoFujiMuzik, $ ad Alpha, CTown & Deraj Global are sampling Desiigner’s recent XXL Freshman Freestyle and putting their own twist on it. Many other producers have taken the opportunity to create their own edits and remixes of Desiigner’s freestyle as well. Posted By Persist

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“Braxton Family Values” Previews: Tamar Says ‘The Real’ Producers Told Vince “She Doesn’t Get Along With The Ladies” [Video]

Tamar has a shoulder to cry on with Toni on Braxton Family Values.

Tamar is devastated when she learns of her future with The Real. She opens up to tell HER side of the story and turns to her sisters for moral support. Trina suspects she has a stalker and is determined to buy a gun to protect herself. Traci hosts a charity event, but fear takes over about her upcoming surgery, and she worries she’ll have an embarrassing moment on stage. Miss E goes out on a date, but Tamar and Toni crash it. Trina and Tamar get in a heated debate over Mommy.

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Report: ‘Space Jam 2’ producers contact J.R. Smith concerning film role

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James may soon have a teammate by his side for one of his upcoming film ventures.

Producers of “Space Jam 2,” which is reportedly in the early stages of development, have reached out to Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith concerning a potential role in the film, according to TMZ Sports.

Smith’s representative, Daniel Hazan, told the site that the producers reached out to him weeks ago to ask if the 30-year-old would like to join the cast.

“There is mutual interest,” Hazan said. “It all depends on the deal.”

Justin Lin of “Fast and Furious 6” and “Star Trek Beyond” fame is slated to direct, with a script currently being written up.

While James is slated to star as the lead in the movie, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that a deal has yet to be struck between the two parties.

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#SonyIsDroppingDrLukeParty Begins Amid Producer’s Rumored Split With Label [Photos]

Dr. Luke’s days with Sony are reportedly be numbered. Amid lawsuit allegations that he drugged and raped Kesha early in her career and the backlash that has followed, Sony is rumored to be cutting the producer’s contract short.

Reports The Wrap:

Sony Music is expected to end its working relationship with controversial producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald a year ahead of his contract’s expiration, knowledgeable individuals have told TheWrap.

The output deal has become a public relations headache for the company since pop star Kesha’s sexual abuse allegations against Gottwald have resulted in a nasty court battle — and a groundswell of support for the singer from influential fellow artists like Adele, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson.

A Sony Music spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. Representatives for Gottwald did not return TheWrap’s requests for comment.

“There is no contest. Kesha has no case in regards to her contract but they can’t afford the Adeles of the world out in the streets calling the label unsupportive,” one individual familiar with upper management’s thinking told TheWrap. “The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of with Luke is confusing, especially for people in the building.”

Insiders within Luke’s circle claim the story is totally false and Sony is riding for him. According to TMZ, “Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony, and this has never come up.”

42-year-old Luke has denied Kesha’s allegations, as women in the music industry and fans, continue to come to her defense. Curiously, Luke posted an old story about Lady Gaga as proof that Kesha is lying, yet Gaga has voiced support for her.

Social media reacted to Luke’s allegedly forthcoming departure with a #SonyIsDroppingDrLukeParty.

Hit the flip for tweets.

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Pusha T Wants To Start G.O.O.D. Music Festival, Reveals ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ Producers

(AllHipHop News) A lot of rap stars now have their own annual music festivals. Jay Z has Made In America. Drake has OVO Fest. Tyler, The Creator has Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Pusha T is looking to get his G.O.O.D. Music crew involved in creating a festival as well.

[ALSO READ: Pusha T: I Feel Like I’m The Last Rap Superhero, Everybody Else Seems To Be Victimized]

The Virginia born emcee recently spoke with Beats 1‘s Zane Lowe. As the new president of G.O.O.D Music, Pusha spoke about his label’s future endeavors.

“G.O.O.D. Music is known for fan engagement. Even if you go back to the G.O.O.D. Friday [weekly series] and what that started to how people are releasing music and building anticipation,” said Pusha T.

He added, “I got a few goals that I want to make happen in regards to some type of G.O.O.D. Music Festival or at least start with a show. I feel like the fans don’t ever get to see all of us on one platform. Still, it’s all about putting out high-quality music.”

Pusha T is set to drop his next project Darkest Before Dawn on December 18. The album features production by Timbaland, Boi-1da, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Q-Tip, Kanye West, and J Cole. A song titled “M.P.A. (Money P*ssy Alcohol)” features Kanye, Cole, and A$ AP Rocky.

[ALSO READ: Pusha T Gives Fans Behind The Scenes Look At “M.F.T.R.” In Studio Session]

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Beatz Battalion Releases Video for Kikk It





Kikk It – Beatz Battalion [OFFICIAL VIDEO] Directed by Cleverkisum Films from BEATZ BEATTALION on Vimeo.