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TYLER, THE CREATOR IS CONSIDERING CHANGING HIS STAGE NAME BECAUSE ‘IT’S REALLY DUMB’

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TYLER, THE CREATOR IS CONSIDERING CHANGING HIS STAGE NAME BECAUSE 'IT'S REALLY DUMB'

Tyler, The Creator’s transformation from Odd Future villain to Grammy Award-winning renaissance man has been fascinating to follow over the years. With enough blood, sweat, and tears poured into the mix, the strange underdog can emerge victorious. Tyler, who was recently named HipHopDX’s Rapper of the Year, discussed his rap nickname in a recent interview with Fast Company, and hinted that he may have chosen the wrong stage name.

“My stage name came from a MySpace website I built when I was 13– I had three of them, one for regular pals, another for something different, and the third one was simply ideas, where I would post drawings and photos I took and upload beats,” he explained.

“When I started utilizing that one more, random Kentucky residents would say, ‘Cool beats, buddy!’ So I just kept the Tyler, The Creator thing going because, you know, I’m 17 years old, I’m in high school, the name’s getting around, and I just kept it as my stage name.”

Tyler also confessed that he’s considered changing it, stating, “It’s incredibly stupid, but it stuck with me so it just works.” However, writing my whole name in all caps, Tyler Okonma, looks incredibly amazing. So, I don’t know, you might see more of that, I’m growing older, and I think as people get older, they start to realize shit, and they just start changing.”

Tyler, The Creator conducted the interview in Malibu earlier this month while promoting his new fashion line, GOLF le FLEUR, in a pop-up shop. The 30-year-old creative discussed his current album, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST, earning a Grammy, and his frustrations with the music industry during the roughly 30-minute chat.

He also discussed his friendship with the late Virgil Abloh and the influence he played in motivating him to pursue GOLF le FLEUR.

“I decided in 2019 that, ‘Ahh man, I guess I’m going to do this [GOLF] le FLEUR* thing,'” he explained. “My boy Dev Hynes, Solange, and Virgil were the ones who really pushed me to do it.” ‘Oh, what do you need?’ he said. ‘Well, I don’t even know where to begin…’ I say. ‘Here, give me a week,’ [he said].

He got me in touch with folks in Italy, here and there, through emails and phone calls, and FaceTimes with people I didn’t know.”

Tyler, on the other hand, was never given the opportunity to show him the results. Virgil Abloh died on November 28th following a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

“This was the week I was going to say, ‘Hey Virgil, I finally get to show you what you helped me with, what you got me started with, what y’all helping hand done,’ ‘Fuuuuck!’ I exclaimed. I just wanted him to come over and say, ‘Hey, look what I did.’ I simply wanted him to yell, ‘Fire.'”

Tyler, The Creator also won HipHopDX’s 2021 Hip Hop Album of the Year award in addition to Rapper of the Year. Check out his reaction in the video below.

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Stevie Nicks Returns to the Fest Circuit for Bonnaroo 2022 With J. Cole and Machine Gun Kelly

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Stevie Nicks Returns to the Fest Circuit for Bonnaroo 2022 With J. Cole and Machine Gun Kelly

After taking a 2-year break from the shoe, the festival resumes in Manchester, Tennessee, with the Chicks, Illenium, Tool, Flume, 21 Savage, Roddy Ricch, and more

Bonnaroo is finally back after two years — making its return to Manchester, Tennessee, for four days of music from artiste like Gryffin, J. Cole, the Chicks, Illenium, Tool, Flume, 21 Savage, Stevie Nicks, Machine Gun Kelly, and Roddy Ricch. The event date is from June 16 through June 19 this year 2022.

The just announced lineup is almost-complete careful selection from the set of performances slated for Bonnaroo’s rescheduled Labor Day weekend dates in 2021 before the event was canceled entirely due to flooded festival grounds.

That event featured the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, and Lizzo, while Bonnaroo 2022 boasts Disclosure, Bleachers, Japanese Breakfast, Lord Huron, and Isaiah Rashad. The weekend also includes Porter Robinson, Chvrches, Judah & the Lion, 100 gecs, Sowthai, Ludacris, Ashe, Benee, and Joy Oladokun, among others.

This all ends on Sunday with performances by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Wallows, Coin, Tinashe, Tierra Whack, Fletcher, Herbie Hancock, and more.

Bonnaroo Lineup

Last August, Nicks — who was scheduled to perform at the Jazz Aspen Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, Austin City Limits, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival — pulled all remaining festival appearances for the year citing a rise in Covid-19 cases throughout the United States.

 

“While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the five performances I had planned for 2021,” she wrote in a statement shared to social media. “Because singing and performing have been my whole life, my primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer. I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look towards a brighter 2022.”

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Betty White dies at 99 years old, Full Story On How She Died

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Betty White dies at 99 years old, Actress Betty White passed away in her sleep at her home, her agent Jeff Witjas confirmed on Friday.

Betty White was an Emmy-winning TV star who had a remarkable later-career resurgence in films, TV commercials and the hit series “The Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland,”.

She died in her sleep of natural causes, according to Witjas. The Emmy Award-winning actress, who was born in 1922, would have turned 100 on January 17.

“’My understanding is it was natural causes. She died in her sleep, in her own bed. It’s as simple as that,’ the agent, Jeff Witjas, said in a phone conversation.” — ABC News

Over nearly 70 years, she built an Emmy Award-winning television career that spanned “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls” and “Saturday Night Live.”_ New York Times

When asked in 2016 what she hoped her legacy would be, Betty White simply said “I want them to still think kindly of me and maybe make them smile, watch video below ;

 

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Album Of The Year: Drip Season 4 By Gunna Or Dawn FM By Weeknd Fans Discuss Both On Both Albums

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After The Weeknd released Dawn FM album and Gunna Released Drip Season 4 album, comparison have been going on by fans of both rappers on which album qualifies to be called album of the year 2022.

We are still in January 2022 which makes it early for one to decide the album of the year, regardless of that we will go hard and dive into both albums.

Fans on Twitter believe The “Weeknd is literally artist of the year, song of the year, album of the year, and greatest of all time” backing it up the fan said the album qualifies as the album of the because every song on the album is good.

While Gunna fans believe Drip Season 4 is the album of the year because of top musicians featured on the album, like Future, Young Thug and Chloe Bailey.

So in your opinion, as a listener who do you think deserves album of the year award between Gunna and The Weeknd, drop your opinion in the comment section.

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