Class is in session with Lupe Fiasco. The rapper landed a new gig as a professor at Boston’s MIT. Teaching what? You got it, rap.
I been holding this for a while,” Fiasco tweeted. “I’ll put together something more sophisticated later that really captures the nuance and gravity but for now I’ll just say it straight and raw: I’m going to teach Rap at MIT.”
Fiasco said “Syllabus isn’t built yet but I’m thinking its fruit to be had in looking at neuromorphic computation through the lens of Rap as a lossless data compression model with a dash of energy efficiency via refining Landauer’s principle applied to cytoarchitectonics. And some rapping…”
Lupe Fiasco will drop a new record “DRILL MUSIC IN ZION” on June 24th.
Amanda Melmed releases a new track Beautiful Tears. You’ll love if you like bedroom pop with a blend of folk and country. The 18 year old who hails from MA is now based in NYC, and is influenced by Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, and Sara Bareilles
Amanda says: “A close friend inspired me to write Beautiful Tears and I’ll forever be grateful. She made me realize that instead of running away from what I’ve been through, I should be sharing my story to inspire others and let them know that you’re not alone. There is always somebody to turn to and I hope me and my music can be a “somebody” for you. What I think a lot of people don’t understand is that crying doesn’t mean you’re weak. What it really means is you’re strong enough to deal with your emotions. Whatever you may be going through, I hope this song helps you on your journey to the other side, because you WILL get there”.
Freedom Fry has just dropped a new song Strange Love. You’ll love if you’re in the mood for something funky, folky, and the blues smothered in acoustic pop. With nearly a million Spotify monthly listeners and heavy playlists support, Freedom Fry are essentially the indie kings. The married duo of French girl Marie Seyrat and American boy Bruce Driscoll can be heard everywhere whether you’re shopping, getting coffee, boarding a plane. They’re on TV, on the radio, or on hold with Amazon’s Customer Service. They’ve garnered support from music sites like Consequence, Earmilk, Filter, Flaunt Mag, Flood, Glamour, and Lady Gunn.
Justin Timberlake is bringing the sexy back and sells his songs to private equity Blackstone. The deal was done in partnership with music investment company Hipgnosis. Although the deal was kept secret, sources say the deal was valued at $100 million.
Blackstone who currently has former Pfizer CEO as senior advisor has become the the world’s largest private equity firm. The firm invests through minority investments, corporate partnerships, and industry consolidations, and occasionally, start-up investments.
Look out for NEVE and the infectious track Not Like This that comes off her upcoming debut EP, ‘Modern Romance.’ You’ll love if you Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and Rihanna. NEVE hails from Ireland, but relocated to London to fully pursue music. The new track follows her debut track Guy Friends and she has landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop, New Pop UK, and Life Sucks, and New Music Friday.