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Apple Music has 13 Million Subscribers

By HP Cheung

During an earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple Music has reached 13 million subscribers. As reported by The Verge, the service has increased by 2 million subscribers since February and it is continuing to grow at an impressive pace. It even matches the growth rate of Spotify, the current industry leader. However, since Spotify has now been around for nearly eight years, it's still far ahead in total subscription count. Exclusive content has also benefitted Apple's music streaming service, with major artists like Future and Drake releasing and to release albums through it.
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Here Are The Full Album Credits For Beyoncé’s New Album LEMONADE

Petar Kujundzic

By now, it should be clear that Beyoncé's new album LEMONADE has been one big collaborative effort. The full album credits boast a seemingly endless list of known names and surprise guests. Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Diplo helped Bey on "Hold Up," Mike Dean on "Love Drought" while Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee and Mike Will Made-It worked on "Formation." These are just a few to name so make sure to check out all credits below.

1. "Pray You Catch Me"
Produced by Beyoncé and Kevin Garrett
Written By James Blake, Beyoncé, and Kevin Garrett

2. "Hold Up"
Produced by Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, and Diplo
Written by Nick Zinner, Karen O, Brian Chase, Soulja Boy, Kevin McConnell, Antonio Randolph, Mort Schuman, Emile Haynie, Doc Pomus, MeLo-X, MNEK, Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, Father John Misty, and Diplo

3. "Don't Hurt Yourself" f. Jack White
Produced by Beyoncé and Jack White
Written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, James Page, Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and Jack White

4. "Sorry"
Produced by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X
Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X

5. 6 Inch f. The Weeknd
Produced by boots, Beyoncé, Ben Billions, and Danny Boy Styles
Written By Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Brian Weitz, Noah Lennox, Dave Portner, ​boots, Belly, The-Dream, Ben Diehl, Danny SchofIeld, Beyoncé, The Weeknd

6. "Daddy Lessons"
Produced by Beyoncé
Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, Kevin Cossom, Alex Delicata

7. "Love Drought"
Produced by Mike Dean and Beyoncé
Written by Mike Dean, Ingrid Burley, Beyoncé

8. "Sandcastles"
Produced by Beyoncé and Vincent L. Berry II
Written by Vincent L. Berry II, Beyoncé, Malik Yusef, Midian Mathers

9. Forward f. James Blake
Produced by Beyoncé and James Blake
Written by Beyoncé and James Blake

10. Freedom f. Kendrick Lamar
Produced by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé and Just Blaze
Written by Jonathan Coffer, Beyoncé, Carla Williams, Dean Mcintosh, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Tirado, Alan Lomax, and John Lomax Sr.

11. "All Night"
Produced by Diplo, Beyoncé, and Henry Allen
Written by Diplo, Beyoncé, Rock City, Ilsey Juber, Akil King, Jaramye Daniels, André 3000, Sleepy Brown, Big Boi

12. "Formation"
Produced by Mike WiLL Made It
Written by Swae Lee and Beyoncé (Read More)

Change Your Password; It Looks like Spotify Was Hacked

HP Cheung

Spotify boasts many, many users around the world, with over 30 million of these being paid subscribers. Unfortunately, it looks like the popular streaming platform has suffered a security breach. A list which contains hundreds of sets of account credentials surfaced on popular anonymous text file-sharing site Pastebin late last week. Several have alread confirmed that the accounts are real, and a few users have already reported that their accounts are breached. A victim shares:

“I suspected my account had been hacked last week as I saw ‘recently played’ songs that I’d never listened to, so I changed my password and logged out of all devices.”
Another reports that there were some songs added to his saved songs playlists that he hasn't done so himself. In a statement to TechCrunch, Spotify denied that it has been hacked. A spokesperson for the company shares:

“Spotify has not been hacked and our user records are secure. We monitor Pastebin and other sites regularly. When we find Spotify credentials, we first verify that they are authentic, and if they are, we immediately notify affected users to change their passwords.”
Whatever the case may be, a good idea is to change your password as soon as possible just to be safe. Stay tuned for more news on this.

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Future & Jay Z To Release Single With DJ Khaled

By Danny Schwartz

Southside mentioned the song during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid.

Stop the presses!! Future and Jay Z have a song together... with DJ Khaled. This revelation comes courtesy of 808 Mafia producer Southside, who mentioned the record during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid.

"I got the new single with Future and Jay Z too," Southside said. "And Khaled. That shit's crazy."

Southside revealed that he produced the song with Jake One and a producer named G-Coup. Khaled has a history of bringing huge names together, so the fact that he is involved makes the Future-Jay Z pairing more believable. As does the fact that Jay Z is now Khaled's manager. This is not the first time Southside has offered a juicy bit of insider information re: Future. In November, he mentioned that Future was sitting on six albums and three mixtapes. (Fewtch has blessed the streets with one album and one mixtape since then.)

Southside mentions the Future-Jay Z-Khaled single at the 3:30 mark below. The whole 20-minute interview is worth a listen -- the Atlanta producer discusses his role in Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, how he and Flocka changed the sonic landscape of hip hop, the time Kanye told him he was the future of music, and more.

Expectations for Future X Hov X Khaled? (Read More)

Three 6 Mafia Will Reunite This Summer

by Carver Low

Who knew Juggalos were such big fans of Three 6 Mafia?

Three 6 Mafia have had an undeniable impact on today’s hip hop culture and continue to be an influence despite last releasing music in 2008. The group has been on an extended hiatus since Last 2 Walk, and two of it's original members – Lord Infamous and Koopsta Knicca – have since passed away. However, the trio of Juicy J, DJ Paul and Crunchy Black will be gracing the stage with their trippy presence again this summer.

According to Crunchy Black in an interview with the Murder Master Music Show, the shows came together when “Juicy J reached out to Paul and Paul reached out to me. A lot of people want to see us three back together doing shows, so we finna do a couple shows and see if it will work out right, and then after that then we don’t know how far it might go.” Often, reunion shows like these can be the trigger that inspires artists to get back in the studio, so we can only hope for the best.

If you’re trying to catch Three 6 Mafia this summer, they’ll be playing the Gathering of the Jugglos (yes, seriously) on July 20. Crunchy Black also mentioned “following right behind that, we got some shit with Juicy J, some shows that we finna do.”

There aren’t any Juicy J shows currently scheduled for late summer, so keep it locked here for more info on the reunion. (Read More)

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