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signed, vh1’s new music competition show featuring rick ross, the-dream and roc nation senior vp of a&r/artist management lenny s, will premiere on july 26 at 9 p.m. et/pt. comprised of eight hour-long episodes, the series shadows the trio of creatives in atlanta as they seek to develop unsigned hip-hop and r&b artists.“three of the biggest bosses in music coupled with the raw talent of the contestants makes for a fresh new take on a competition series. we can’t wait for fans to experience this authentic and compelling journey,” said nina l. diaz, executive vp, head of unscripted at mtv, vh1 and logo, in a release announcing the series’ premiere. vh1 is partnering with mgm television for signed.read: how prodigy’s mural restoration happened in less than 24 hoursthe show’s aspiring artists






rick ross and gucci mane make it rain in "she on my d*ck"


rick ross and gucci mane get the whole club jumpin’ in the latest video for ross’ “she on my d*ck” from his acclaimed ninth-studio lp, rather you than me.read: review: ‘rather you than me’ is rick ross at his most soulfulthe nsfw video features the bandz-clad duo watching several strippers doing their thing, while flashing lights and the booming, beat billionaire-produced track bring some more high-octane energy to the club.read: rick ross and gucci mane are shooting an independent moviereports reveal that ricky rozay and guwop are joining forces again soon- this time, for an independent film. when asked about the rumors, ross confirmed his move to the big screen, and assured that fans will see the two rappers “swerving.”






rick ross sued for skipping concert two days before event


rick ross is in hot water after allegedly skipping out on a concert appearance in pennsylvania two days before he was scheduled to perform.read: dj kay slay recruits rick ross, 2 chainz and kevin gates for “wild one”per tmz, the lawsuit against renzel as sent by washington county family entertainment says that due to his contract, ross “[could not] cancel once the contract is executed and tickets are on sale.” the boss’s entire set at wild things park in washington, pa. was cancelled due to family and health issues.the site says that ross received $105,000 upfront, and he’s being refunded less than half of that amount. wcfe is suing him for the remaining $87,500, plus expenses.however, rick’s camp is singing a different tune.read: watch rick ross burn bridges in “idols become rivals”“rick’






rick ross is already ready for “summer ’17”


the biggest boss thus far is back and already prepared for the weather — even though it’s only february — with the release of his new track, “summer 17.” previously, ross released the single “i think she like me” featuring ty dolla $ign and quickly followed up with this money-hungry track. “summer 17” is a motivational track from his upcoming lp which comes across clearly on the hook as ross s: “i want my n*ggas rich by summer 17” over heavy production by mmg’s very own beat billionaire.read: rick ross, k. michelle and fabolous join dj e-feezy on “got me crazy”last year, ross inked a new deal with epic records and plans to release his next project, rather you than me, with the label. rozay’s last project did not perform on the billboard charts with the success of his previous releases, bu






rick ross links with ty dolla $ign for "i think she like me"


it looks like ricky rozay is ready to get the ball rolling on his forthcoming album, rather you than me.after falling through with the recent street banger, “buy back the block,” with gucci mane and 2 chainz, the biggest bawse delivers his ty dolla $ign- isted, “i think she like me.”read: future & rick ross go crazy with the mula in “that’s a check” videoproducers c gutta and j pilot flipped the stylistics’ “people make the world go round,” so rick ross can sprinkle his millionaire g-talk all over the track.“it’s special once you thinkin’ send your kids to college/or be a geechi ni**a just to keep the bentley polished/do it for the dear departed/f**k up ben carson,” the mmg boss s.read: rick ross, 2 chainz & gucci mane want to “buy back the block” in new videoin other rick ross new






rick ross, young thug and wale made jimmy fallon & dr. phil into believers


rick ross just can’t get enough of the trap life. his latest fan favorite requires all mmg karaoke aficionados to say the t-word three times in a row on the hook, and the song also features some hood linguistics from young thug and wale. read: rick ross and gucci mane are shooting an independent moviefeatured on his recent solo album, rather you than me, rozay brought his miami antics to new york city as jimmy fallon, leslie jones and dr. phil watched on in amazement. if you haven’t already, pick up ross’ most cohesive album in quite some time right here. read: young m.a. celebrates 4/20 with a brand new ‘red lyfe freestyle’






rick ross, young thug & wale perform "trap, trap, trap"


rick ross just can’t get enough of the trap life. his latest fan favorite requires all mmg karaoke aficionados to say the t-word three times in a row on the hook, and the song also features some hood linguistics from young thug and wale.read: rick ross and gucci mane are shooting an independent moviefeatured on his recent solo album, rather you than me, rozay brought his miami antics to new york city to perform the song on fallon as the host, leslie jones and dr. phil watched on in amazement.if you haven’t already, pick up ross’ most cohesive album in quite some time right here. read: young m.a. celebrates 4/20 with a brand new ‘red lyfe freestyle’






vibe portraits with rick ross, yo gotti, talib kweli, and many more


during sxsw 2017, vibe, spin, and stereogum hosted mazda studio at empire — a week long activation featuring dozens of stand-out performances, including vibe’s stacked evening showcase in partnership with epic records (topped by rick ross and yo gotti) and an afternoon bash with talib kweli.throughout it all, photographer wilson lee held it down backstage and in the artist & vip lounge capturing portraits of all of our performers as well as other guest artists who stopped by.launch the gallery above to see portraits of rick ross, rapsody, dj esco, danny brown, lil yachty, yo gotti, lizzo, jidenna, and many, many more.






rick ross further explains his issues with birdman on “idols become rivals”


with rick ross ninth album rather you than me making its debut tomorrow (march 17), one track is making the rounds on the internet thanks to leaks from the international releases. on “idols become rivals,” the mmg bawse taps comedian chris rock for an lol-worthy intro before getting deep about his relationship with cash money records co-founder birdman. read: vibe sxsw 2017 showcases at mazda studio at empire: rick ross, yo gotti, talib kweli, jojo and more“i grew up on that cash money/”bling bling” was well-known to flash money,” begins rozay. “i used to see you n—-s on my tv screen / and wonder what was life like, was it all a dream / and then i met you out on live nation dates / came to the realization that your watch was fake / damn, you nearly broke my heart / i thought you n—-s reall






'rather you than me' is rick ross at his most soulful


how will history remember william leonard roberts ii, b.k.a. the rapper rick ross? he is easily the greatest rapper miami has birthed, yet has never put together an mvp-caliber rap year. he has only a sole platinum lp to his name, yet has consistently released premium projects for the greater part of the last decade. named himself for one of the most notorious drug traffickers ever—powdering his lyrics with tall tales about his own criminal empire—yet infamously served a very legal stint as a correctional officer before his big break. the superb new album rather you than me does little to resolve the paradox that is rick ross or cement his status among the greats. but ross’ ninth studio album certainly opens the floor for discussion—it’s his strongest body of work since 2012’s god forgives






'rather you than me' is rick ross at his most soulful


how will history remember william leonard roberts ii, b.k.a. the rapper rick ross? he is easily the greatest rapper miami has birthed, yet has never put together an mvp-caliber rap year. he has only a sole platinum lp to his name, yet has consistently released premium projects for the greater part of the last decade. named himself for one of the most notorious drug traffickers ever—powdering his lyrics with tall tales about his own criminal empire—yet infamously served a very-legal stint as a correctional officer before his big break. the superb new album rather you than me does little to resolve the paradox that is rick ross or cement his status among the greats. but ross’ ninth studio album certainly opens the floor for discussion—it’s his strongest body of work since 2012’s god forgives






rick ross makes court appearance in kidnapping, assault case


rick ross is hoping to get assault and kidnapping charges  dismissed. the 41-year-old rapper appeared in a georgia courtroom friday (march 24) for allegedly pistol-whipping groundskeepers at his atlanta mansion, two years ago.rozay, born william roberts, maintains self-defense amid accusations that he attacked leo caceres and jonathan zamudio. the men claim ross beat them during an argument.read: review: ‘rather you than me’ is rick ross at his most soulfulprosecutors charged the mmg rapper and his manager, nadrian james, with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping. both ross and james took the stand on friday, while dj khaled was on hand to show support.according to james, the 2015 altercation erupted after ross discovered that the workers had several people at his guest ho






rick ross reaches plea deal in kidnapping, assault case


rick ross has reached a deal in his assault and kidnapping case. the 41-year-old maybach music boss was back in a fayette county courtroom tuesday (april 4), where he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of kidnapping and aggravated assault, in exchange for having felony charges dropped.rozay, and his bodyguard, nadrian lateef james, were sentenced to five years probation, which includes anger management classes, reports the atlanta journal constitution.read: rick ross and gucci mane are shooting an independent moviethe duo also pleaded no contest to three counts of pointing a pistol at another person. in addition, ross pleaded no contest to marijuana possession, and james to driving without a license.“the resolution to the case was reached after discussion with the prosecution team, v






rick ross, k. michelle and fabolous join dj e-feezy on “got me crazy”


dj e-feezy aka “the wolf of south beach” released a very groovy new track to help all the east coasters deal with the winter time blues. fabolous, k. michelle, and rick ross join the miami tastemaker in his vevo-premiered video for “got me crazy” — which features some very grown and y scenes in the 305. read: k michelle cries in her lyric video ‘maybe i should call’the single contains a sample from luther vandross’s cl ic, “better love” and is now available via itunes for purchase. dj e-feezy is also set to release a new mixtape in the coming months. read: lil wayne asks “what you sayin” with dj e-feezy






rick ross and khlaed pop off for belaire's cork championship


it was all good just a week ago.despite rick ross and dj khaled’s longtime friendship, it all ended when it e time to see who could really pop off. in a mock super bowl-esque competition, rozay and khaled went head-to-head to see if the bowl cork from the black or luxe white bottle of belaire champagne would go farthest when popped.read rick ross links with ty dolla $ign for “i think she likes me”the three-minute clip is the latest in a line of advertisements staring the nearly 100 years old champagne and some of hip-hop’s elite including french montana. ross kicked off the sh*t talking, prepping khaled for his alleged l. khaled on the other hand wasn’t buying it and was confident in his bottle popping technique. as the crowd stood on the edge of the bleachers anxiously waiting to see who






lil wayne thanks rick ross for heartfelt message


on friday (march 17), rick ross released his much anticipated lp rather you than me, which contained a chris rock-assisted birdman diss as track number three titled, “idols become rivals.” thursday (march 16), a portion of the track leaked and the brash lyrics lit up social media. rozay took to instagram to tote his loyalty to lil wayne and show respect and love to one of the legendary figures of hip-hop.read: rick ross further explains his issues with birdman on “idols become rivals”the level of respect and love that i have for wayne makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation.the streets need you.being a boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say.i can’t wait for you to hear it.midnight. #idolsbecomerivalsa post shared by the boss ri






rick ross taps gucci mane for “she on my d**k” single


as we draw closer and closer to rick ross’ ninth studio album, rather you than me, the bawse gives us another solid single. his one-time rival turned friend joins rozay on “she on my d**k” — the subject matter needs little explanation. read: rick ross and dj khlaed compete in belaire’s bowl cork popping championshipthe two dopeboys flow effortlessly over the beat billionaire’s heavy, horn filled, bass driven production as they spit bars bragging and boasting on their success — and explain how the ladies jock them endlessly over their diamonds, money, and expensive swag.“all my niggas out the scott snagged the quick slop/swear to god i’ma die for this wristwatch/growing up at risco they called us piss poor/realest nigga in the city, let a bitch know/red bottoms all white just to shoot dice/






birdman is unfazed by rick ross "idols becomes rivals" diss


the issues between rick ross and birdman are looking to be unresolved. after the rapper addressed birdman’s business and personal relationships on his latest album rather you than me, the head of cash money has dusted them off to the side.read rick ross apparently wasn’t a fan of meek mill’s relationship with nicki minajin an interview with billboard friday (march 17), birdman called the diss as well as allegations of missed payments to artists like lil wayne ‘hoe sh*t.'”i don’t get caught up in hoe sh*t, man,” he said. “i just keep doing what i’m doing and keep pushing. i don’t get caught up in that, i don’t play like that. i’m a man and i stand my ground and i do my thing. numbers don’t lie, and that’s all i give a f**k about: numbers, and puttin’ them up.”birdman pulled the same respons






here's rick ross' 'rather you than me' featuring young thug, wale, gucci mane an


rick ross caught everyone’s attention yesterday (march 16) with his forthright track, “idols become rivals,” aimed at cash money’s birdman — and his alleged shady business dealings. it’s a pretty engrossing song to say the least.read: rick ross apparently wasn’t a fan of meek mill’s relationship with nicki minajtoday (march 17), the boss is back to his regularly scheduled programings. after more than ten years in the industry, rozay released his ninth studio ablum, rather you than me (epic). the 14-track effort is the follow-up to 2015’s black market and features the likes of nas, young thug, ty dolla $ign, yo gotti, and others. producers major nine, beat billionaire, bink!, buda and grandz, and many other promising beat makers, handle instrumental duties.read: rick ross further explains h






kai lenny reinvents boogie boards by adding a hydrofoil


why it matters to you kai lenny has given injured surfers a way to get into the water by slapping a hydrofoil on a boogie board.water and kai lenny go hand in hand, so when the 24-year-old surfer injures his ankle, he finds a way to keep going. since surfing could worsen the injury, lenny has turned to the good, old-fashioned boogie board. to spice it up a little, his version happens to have a hydrofoil attached to it.lenny injured his ankle while windsurfing a few weeks ago. itching to get back in the water, he used his down time to create what he is calling the boogie foil. like hydrofoils found on boats, the boogie foil lifts the board out of the water to reduce drag and increase speed. it also has the added benefit of working on smaller swells than a standard boogie board would.as he e






nicole kidman reveals past engagement to lenny kravitz


new york — actress nicole kidman has revealed that she was once engaged to musician lenny kravitz.kidman confirmed the engagement with the rocker in a recent interview with net-a-porter's magazine "the edit," in which she discussed her upcoming hbo series "big little lies." kidman said she already knew co-star zoe kravitz because she was once engaged to her father.kidman dated lenny kravitz a couple of years after her divorce from actor tom cruise in 2001. she never disclosed an engagement, although she talked about a failed engagement in 2007 with an unnamed ex. she's currently married to country singer keith urban.in the interview with "the edit," kidman said "it's all in the family" when talking about working with zoe kravitz and said lenny kravitz is "a great guy."






rick ross says he didn't 'trust' nicki minaj with meek mill


we guess it’s true that the hardest part of the business is minding your own, as every aspect of one’s life can be seen on social media and if your an artist, picked apart in your lyrics. the two seemed to merge thursday (march 16) following the leak of rick ross’ rather you than me, with the rapper candidly expressing his thoughts on birdman and now, meek mill’s former relationship with nicki minaj.read rick ross further explains his issues with birdman on “idols become rivals”“apple of my eye,” the album’s opener featuring raphel saadiq, highlights some of the highs and lows of his career, including a seizure he had during the super bowl and meeting former president barack obama last year. the track’s reminiscent sound must have implied the rapper to look back on his friendship with meek






hawaiian surfer kai lenny surfed a 50-mile channel on a hydrofoil board


why it matters to you to help clean the hawaiian islands, big wave surfer kai lenny traversed 50 miles through the state's treacherous alenuihaha channel on nothing but his hydrofoil surfboard.hawaiian big-wave surfer and all-around water athlete extraordinaire kai lenny pulled off an unprecedented feat this month, riding an impressive 50 miles on his unique hydrofoil surfboard. lenny traversed a channel referred to as the alenuihaha — a crossing which connects hawaii’s big island to the island of maui — regarded as one of the most dangerous stretches of open water on the planet. while the achievement itself is impressive, lenny didn’t do it simply for fun but rather to kick off a massive statewide cleaning of each hawaiian island.like hydrofoils found on boats — which lift the hull off th






bob ross processed by a neural network is the most soothing way to melt your bra


gif by now we’ve seen everything from fear and loathing in las vegas to donald trump to popular memes processed by neural networks like google’s deep dream. they’re like bizarre drug trips, but without the drugs. but it was only recently that someone was curious enough to see what a neural network would make of the human equivalent of ambien: painter bob ross.advertisementimage processing programs like deep dream rely on neural networks and artificial intelligence to find and enhance patterns and details in images, often leading to bizarrely over-processed results. but the algorithms can also be tweaked so that the neural networks are working to match parts of an image to other images, like a terrifying version of kids trying to recognize objects in random cloud shapes. it’s those results






the lox freestyle over rick ross' "


it’s been a busy year thus far for the l..ox. for the last few months, jadakiss, styles p and sheek louch have been traveling all over the country for their filthy america it’s beautiful tour. after shutting the stage down at the ruff ryders reunion show in brooklyn a few weeks back, the yonkers trio are back with a new loosie that reminds their haters that they are far from retirement. read: raekwon, the lox, dj premier & more to hit the stage for ‘boom bap all stars’ in miamijada starts off the freestyle by asking rick ross if they could hold on to “santorini greece” off rather you than me for a bit before he lets the squad unleash their verses. the yonkers crew fires off bars as they rehash their thoughts about their careers from the early days of hustling in the streets to their new ac






the lox freestyle over rick ross' "rather you than me"


it’s been a busy year thus far for the l.o.x. for the last few months, jadakiss, styles p and sheek louch have been traveling all over the country for their filthy america it’s beautiful tour. after shutting the stage down at the ruff ryders reunion show in brooklyn a few weeks back, the yonkers trio are back with a new loosie that reminds their haters that they are far from retirement.read: raekwon, the lox, dj premier & more to hit the stage for ‘boom bap all stars’ in miamijada starts off the freestyle by asking rick ross if they could hold onto “santorini greece” off rather you than me for a bit before he lets the squad unleash their verses. the yonkers crew fires off bars as they rehash their thoughts about their careers from the early days of hustling in the streets to their new acco






ty dolla sign, lil wayne, the dream release "love u better"


ty dolla $ign is prepping for the release of his beach house 3 effort with some of hew famous friends. the feature king enlists the-dream and lil wayne for the project’s first single, “love u better.”read: 2 chainz, ty dolla $ign & trey songz perform “it’s a vibe” on ‘jimmy kimmel live’with a dj mustard and twice as nice-produced instrumental custom built for radio plays, the star-studded track finds dolla, weezy, and the-dream trying to convince the world that they are in fact the ultimate ladies men.“pull up on your girl with my roof gone/i’ma pull up on your girl with my jewels on/pull up on your girl with that heat on/she don’t know if it’s a dolla or a dream song/first i beat it from the back, she on top now,” croons ty dolla $ign.. wayne also comes back with some slick verbiage.“girl






bob ross processed by a neural network is the most soothing way to melt your bra


gif gif: alexander rebenby now we’ve seen everything from fear and loathing in las vegas to donald trump to popular memes processed by neural networks like google’s deep dream. they’re like bizarre drug trips, but without the drugs. but it was only recently that alexander reben was curious enough to see what a neural network would make of the human equivalent of ambien: painter bob ross.advertisementimage processing programs like deep dream rely on neural networks and artificial intelligence to find and enhance patterns and details in images, often leading to bizarrely over-processed results. but the algorithms can also be tweaked so that the neural networks are working to match parts of an image to other images, like a terrifying version of kids trying to recognize objects in random cloud






rick ross reveals 10th album ‘port of miami 2: born to kill’


rick ross’ ninth album rather you than me is only a few days old, but apparently he’s been making moves to plan his next lp. after celebrating the release of the album with miami’s 99 jamz and epic records in wynwood, the “idols become rivals” wordsmith made his way over to see his boy papa keith at 103.5 the beat yesterday (mar. 20). after they spoke about his decade-long legacy in the game, ross revealed the title of his tenth lp port of miami 2: born to kill. “i’m closing out the tenth with the tenth,” rozay said. “my tenth album before i close out my tenth year will be port of miami 2: born to kill.”before the end of 2016, ross celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his debut album port of miami with a special showcase through the help of tidal. the bawse brought out his maybach music a






dj kay slay, rick ross, 2 chainz, kevin gates “wild one”


dj kay slay is kicking up dust once again as he debuts a new single from his forthcoming big brother album. the harlem native starts this one off with the gritty “wild one, ” featuring rick ross, 2 chainz & kevin gates.read: dj kay slay taps dave east, jon connor and ransom for ‘undefeated’after seven years, the drama king is back with another all-star rap affair. set for a aug. 18 release, kendrick lamar, 2 chainz, rick ross, mac miller, kevin gates, tech9ne, the game, dave east, fat joe, busta rhymes, raekwon, scarface, jadakiss, jay rock, french montana, ice-t, nipsey hussle, beanie sigel, freeway, e-40 and more make cameos on the project. read: dj kay slay links rotten apple mcs dave east, papoose & raekwon for “microphone murderers”“this project is dedicated to the true ear hustlers a






dj kay slay drops "wild one" with rick ross, 2 chainz and kevin gates


dj kay slay is kicking up dust once again as he debuts a new single from his forthcoming big brother album. the harlem native starts this one off with the gritty “wild one, ” featuring rick ross, 2 chainz and kevin gates.read: dj kay slay taps dave east, jon connor and ransom for ‘undefeated’after seven years, the drama king is back with another all-star rap affair. set for a aug. 18 release, kendrick lamar, 2 chainz, rick ross, mac miller, kevin gates, tech9ne, the game, dave east, fat joe, busta rhymes, raekwon, scarface, jadakiss, jay rock, french montana, ice-t, nipsey hussle, beanie sigel, freeway, e-40 and more make cameos on the project.read: dj kay slay links rotten apple mcs dave east, papoose & raekwon for “microphone murderers”“this project is dedicated to the true ear hustlers






rick ross premieres "idols become rivals" video


after garnering mass attention with his anti-birdman/cash money record, “idols become rivals,” rick ross puts color to his words with an official ryan synder-directed video (above).the visual is set against the backdrop of rozay’s 302-acre estate – the “promise land” – and is complete with all the lavish trimmings, including a series of luxury cars and the rapper’s signature luc belaire.read: lil wayne: “birdman, suck my d***”the music video opens with a fearsome gospel, but truly climaxes when the 305 representer is seen burning bridges—literally, by setting to flames what is presumed to be lil wayne’s cash money contract.after ross released his ninth studio album, rather you than me, back in march, birdman had a few choice words for his former friend and colleague.“i don’t get caught up






vibe hosts rick ross, yo gotti, jidenna & more at mazda studio at empire


for vibe’s annual sxsw takeover, we partnered with mazda and epic records to bring fans a unique experience filled with the the game’s most wanted artists. read: 5 reasons why solange was the highlight of youtube’s sxsw showcasewith a loaded bill of killer talent topped by the boss himself, rick ross, rap and r&b fanatics descended on the empire control room and garage early to secure a spot inside for the evening’s festivities. read: vince staples tests new music, ari lennox reps for dreamville & more at sxsw ’17on the turntables, teklife djs mixed up rapid-fire ghetto-tech — along with trap hits — to make sure the party was lit from the moment doors opened to the last barrage of rhymes in the wee hours of the morning.here’s what you missed.rick rosshitting the spot straight from hosting






prospectt, tory lanez release "newz"


miami’s own prospectt has some really good “newz” to share with his fans. the haitian-american rhymer has another banger destined to become an addition to your summer playlist. tory lanez throws down a new verse alongside p on their new collabo produced by reazy renegade.“troy and i were in the studio together vibing to some music,” prospectt said in a press release. “i was playing him some records and he heard “newz.” he was like ‘yoooo, load that up!’ and he just jumped on it.”read: prospectt recruits rick ross, reazy renegade & more for ‘the theory ii’ mixtapethe fresh single comes shortly after prospectt dropped his latest project the theory ii, which features his hit “all you got” featuring rick ross. listen to his new joint effort with tory lanez below.






prospectt, tory lanez release "newz" (listen)


miami’s own prospectt has some really good “newz” to share with his fans. the haitian-american rhymer has another banger destined to become an addition to your summer playlist. tory lanez throws down a new verse alongside p on their new collabo produced by reazy renegade.“troy and i were in the studio together vibing to some music,” prospectt said in a press release. “i was playing him some records and he heard “newz.” he was like ‘yoooo, load that up!’ and he just jumped on it.”read: prospectt recruits rick ross, reazy renegade & more for ‘the theory ii’ mixtapethe fresh single comes shortly after prospectt dropped his latest project the theory ii, which features his hit “all you got” featuring rick ross. listen to his new joint effort with tory lanez below.






vibe hosts rick ross, yo gotti, jidenna & more at mazda studio at empire


for vibe’s annual sxsw takeover, we partnered with mazda and epic records to bring fans a unique experience filled with the the game’s most wanted artists.read: 5 reasons why solange was the highlight of youtube’s sxsw showcasewith a loaded bill of killer talent topped by the boss himself, rick ross, rap and r&b fanatics descended on the empire control room and garage early to secure a spot inside for the evening’s festivities.on the turntables, teklife djs mixed up rapid-fire ghetto-tech — along with trap hits — to make sure the party was lit from the moment doors opened to the last barrage of rhymes in the wee hours of the morning. here’s what you missed.read: vince staples tests new music, ari lennox reps for dreamville & more at sxsw ’17credit: erik voakerick ross hitting the spot stra






vibe hosts rick ross, yo gotti, jidenna & more at mazda studio at empire


for vibe’s annual sxsw takeover, we partnered with mazda and epic records to bring fans a unique experience filled with the the game’s most wanted artists.read: 5 reasons why solange was the highlight of youtube’s sxsw showcasewith a loaded bill of killer talent topped by the boss himself, rick ross, rap and r&b fanatics descended on the empire control room and garage early to secure a spot inside for the evening’s festivities.on the turntables, teklife djs mixed up rapid-fire ghetto-tech — along with trap hits — to make sure the party was lit from the moment doors opened to the last barrage of rhymes in the wee hours of the morning. here’s what you missed.read: vince staples tests new music, ari lennox reps for dreamville & more at sxsw ’17credit: courtesy of epic recordsrick ross hitting






japanese researchers create pig-human embryo


why it matters to you the shortage of organs suitable for transplant may be alleviated as scientists get closer to using animals to grow human organs.scientists for the first time have created an embryo that is part human and part pig as part of a groundbreaking experiment that published this week in the biochemistry journal cell. this incredible chimera was developed by a team of researchers from the graduate school of agriculture and department of a nced bioscience at kindai university in japan. heralded as one of the most successful chimeras to date, the experiment is a leap forward for the field of regenerative medicine, which is searching for ways to produce human organs using animal models.the complicated procedure involves the injection of human induced pluripotent stem (ips) cells