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The Daily Jam for October 2nd

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Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting Leaves At Least 50 Dead, 200 Injured in Largest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

At least 50 people are dead and 200 injured after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, where the Route 91 Harvest country music festival was taking place as headliner Jason Aldean was performing. Aldean tweeted that the night has been “beyond horrific” and that he and his crew were safe and praying for the victims.

The death toll makes this the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, surpassing the 49 killed during the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.  More information about the shooting can be found through numerous sources including Billboard, NPR Music. Police have urged anyone with pictures or videos to get in touch with them.

Spotify’s New Playlist Tries To Guess What You Listened To In High School

Spotify is the biggest streaming service globally and one of its biggest draws is their ability to make accurate, personalized playlists for its subscribers. These playlists contain songs curated specifically for each individual on the app and certain ones like Discover Weekly and Release Radar update weekly with new tracks to check out. The accuracy gets creepier and creepier with each release and this latest playlist may the weirdest one yet.

This past week, all Spotify subscribers over the age of 16 received an e-mail informing them about a new personalized playlist called Time Capsule. The message read, “It’s been a while, so we made you a throwback playlist we think you’ll love” and links to a playlist that the streaming service has curated to evoke powerful memories of your youth.

You can check out your own personalized Time Capsule here and see if the streaming giant can help you relive some of the glory days of high school.

H/T: Pigeons & Planes

Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” Hits Triple Platinum Status

After spending a year delivering unique performances at Governor’s Ball and alongside Dave Chappelle, Glover made history at the Emmys earlier this month as the first African-American to win in the director category. The Atlanta creator can now add another phenomenal accolade to his extensive resumé.

The RIAA has crowned Childish Gambino’s chart-topping single “Redbone” triple platinum. Gambino’s infectious lead single off of his certified Gold album Awaken, My Love!, has proven to be an instant classic and even took on a new route in the meme world.

The track has rested 11 weeks on top of the Urban AC charts and also hit No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio. Glover may be retiring his rap alias, but at least his music will live in infamy.

H/T: Vibe

Jay-Z Rocked A Kaepernick Jersey For His Return To SNL

Jay-Z kicked off the new season of Saturday Night Live with host Ryan Gosling on September 30, with spirited performances of two tracks off 4:44 — and a supportive gesture for Colin Kaepernick that spoke volumes, even if he didn’t say a word about the quarterback and activist.

Taking the camo-printed stage in a black jersey with COLIN K and the number 7 emblazoned on it, Jay-Z began with “Bam,” his collaboration with Damian Marley. The reggae-inflected single made for an energetic start for Hov, and he spent much of his first song with his back to the audience as he circled Marley, a move that let the audience see Kaep’s name clear as day.

H/T: MTV

Lil Wayne Skips Out On Concert After Refusing To Go Through Security Check

Fans of rapper Lil Wayne who paid good money to see him live in concert on South Carolina this past weekend came away bitterly disappointed, after Weezy skipped out on the show because of a security issue. His life wasn’t in danger, nor was there any suspicious activity at the venue – the issue was that he refused to pass through a security check.

According to Billboard, in a statement published on Sunday (October 1st), managers of the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC say Lil Wayne refused to enter the building after personnel who were on site attempted to have him go through “the venue’s standard safety procedures.” No exceptions were to be made by the venue , as they were concerned that any negligence on their part would lead to a situation that could “ jeopardize safety” for those in attendance. It’s not inherently clear exactly what those security measures were, but in light of the terrorist attack that plagued an Ariana Grande performance in Manchester, U.K. earlier this year, you can bet that the staff at every concert venue across the globe are putting both patrons and performers under increased security.

H/T: HotNewHipHop

KISS Stop Concert to Lead the Crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance

Last night, KISS took the stage at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Gretna, Louisiana. Before going into an encore following their set, the band asked fans to join them in saying the Pledge of Allegiance together while frontman Gene Simmons said a few patriotic words. Fans on social media noted their frustration with the nationalism, tweeting that the spectacle “was the least rock and roll thing I’ve ever seen.”

This doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident. The band made similar statements at their performance in Sugar Land, Texas last week, where one fan caught the event on video. “God Bless America,” shouts Simmons, joined by men in uniform holding the flag aloft behind them. Simmons was then accompanied on stage by the Mayor of Sugar Land, who awarded him the keys to the small Texas city.

H/T: Spin

EPMD Is Working On An Album Only Featuring Classic Duos, Including Black Star

It has been almost nine years since legendary duo EPMD released an album. Late 2008’s We Mean Business marked the seventh group effort for Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith. The EP/RBC Records release was a departure from the six consecutive gold albums the Long Islanders released dating back to 1988’s Strictly Business. With involvement from Method Man, Redman, 9th Wonder, Raekwon, Teddy Riley, and KRS-One, the LP packed excitement. However, critically and commercially, something seemed awry.

This week, it’s been revealed that EPMD is at work on the tandem’s eighth album, Dynamic Duos: Big Business. The release is coming through JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, and already promises the kind of concept and star-power that will be a key addition in one of Rap’s best discographies. The album features a number of guest duos, including Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Salt n’ Pepa, Black Star, and more.

H/T: Ambrosia For Heads

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