Big Sean Becomes Youngest To Get Detroit’s Key To The City

The program was created in collaboration with his mother, Myra Anderson, a former schoolteacher. Sean also noted that the foundation’s “Mogul Prep” initiative will be taught this fall in high schools in Detroit and Baltimore, Md. “Today I got one of the highest honors a person can receive, the key to the City Of Detroit. Today we presented @BigSean with the key to the @CityofDetroit. The mayor said he’s given it to 3 people… Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, and Me. pic.twitter.com/kzlkpCklwg
— Mayor Mike Duggan (@MayorMikeDuggan) April 1, 2017

Today, @BigSean became the youngest Detroiter to receive a key to the city. He is the youngest person to ever receive this honor. In a report from CBS Detroit, about 100 students from local schools met at Detroit’s Madison Building to meet with Sean and Mayor Duggan. I’m the youngest person to receive this in the history of the city!” the 29-year-old Sean wrote in the Instagram caption. Detroit, MI – Big Sean has always represented his hometown since the start of his career, and now city officials have given the G.O.O.D. The mayor greeted Sean behind a backdrop that featured the hashtag “#MogulPrep.”
Sean’s fourth studio album, I Decided, is available now. Music artist a valued honor. Sean posted an image to his Instagram of the city key, as seen above.   The foundation also applies its program for other disadvantaged youth across the nation. Sean Don added that the key was given because of   the work done by the Sean Anderson Foundation, Sean’s non-profit that aims to aid and assist Detroit youth across a variety of educational focuses. The City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan awarded the rapper with a key to the city on Saturday (April 1), due in part to Big Sean’s philanthropic efforts. Thanks for always repping hard for the "D!" pic.twitter.com/WJnsWkoh5C
— City of Detroit (@CityofDetroit) April 1, 2017

Hip Hop Single Sales: Drake Takes Over & Nicki Minaj Plummets

The Weeknd f. Kyle – “iSpy” f. Kodak Black — “Tunnel Vision” — 20,450 (111,164) Meanwhile, songs from Drake’s More Life project took over one fifth of the chart, but didn’t do enough to prevent Bruno Mars from claiming another #1. Her song with David Guetta and Lil Wayne debuted at #87. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” – 28,734 (1,325,371)
#5. The highest entry was “Portland,” which features Quavo and Travis Scott, coming in at #5. The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop   Single Sales For Week Ending 03/23/2017
#1. “Regret In Your Tears” didn’t place on the latest chart after debuting at #4 the previous week. After charting high with her #3PackFromParis   last week, Nicki Minaj took a drastic drop on the Digital Genre R&B/Hip-Hop sales chart ending March 23, 2017. Drake — “Passionfruit” — 26,816 (debut)
#8. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming”   – 48,001 (560,126)
#3. Nicki Minaj’s #3PackFromParis Falls Off
Nicki Minaj, who held three of the Top 5 spots on last week’s chart, sees her #3PackFromParis drop, with “No Frauds” plummeting from #1 to #27 with an 87% reduction in sales and the Lil Wayne-featuring “Changed It” going from #5 to #89. Lil Yachty – 32,160 (354,172)
#4. Drake’s More Life Takeover
Toronto superstar Drake was all over last week’s sales chart with   23 entries — mostly from his new More Life playlist project. Future — “Mask Off” — 26,743 (106,475)
#9. Bruno Mars Retakes #1
Hawaiian   pop star Bruno Mars reclaims his spot at #1 on the Single Sales chart with a slight uptick in sales for “That’s What I Like” and also lands in #4 with “24K Magic.” Both tracks are in their 18th week on the chart. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – 80,341   (570,377)
#2. Her week-over-week declines were the biggest on the chart. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain” – 26,036 (796,602)
#10. Drake f. Drake also   broke records on the Hot 100, becoming the solo artist with the most overall entries on that chart, with 154, as well as the most concurrent songs in a week, with 24. G-Eazy & Kehlani — “Good Life” — 26,880 (debut)
#7. The Weeknd’s Starboy   single “I Feel It Coming” rises to #2 and Kyle’s “iSpy” with Lil Yachty continues its ascent with the #3 spot. Quavo & Travis Scott — “Portland” —   27,532 (debut)
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Music World Mourns Loss Of Roland TR-808 Drum Machine Inventor Ikutaro Kakehashi

Rest in peace and thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Rest In Peace Ikutaro Kakehashi the creator of the 808. The Jupiter 8 is the super synth of all synths. Check out some of those reactions below and the 808 trailer above. RIP.https://t.co/iu59FJPL6b
— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) April 1, 2017

Rest in bass my friend Ikutaro Kakehashi! The 808 was recently the focal point of the documentary, 808, which featured appearances from Afrika Bambaataa, Questlove, Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Soul Sonic Force, and more. When I first heard the 808, I knew it would be part of my life forever and to this very day, I still use it in my shows. Without you my life would be so different today. #808 #roland
A post shared by Egyptian Lover (@thegyptianlover) on Apr 2, 2017 at 12:35pm PDT

Inspired by predecessors like Robert Moog and Don Buchla, who invented synthesizers as we know them today, Kakehashi got his start after World War II repairing watches and broken clocks, but wanted to invent his own electronic instruments. Japanese inventor Ikutaro Kakehashi has passed away at the age of 87, according to a Facebook post from Saturday (April 1) made by colleague Tommy Snyder, who was a former advisor for Roland Corporation. #IkutaroKakehashi You changed my life https://t.co/X3wXzvoKtd
— KingBritt (@kingbritt) April 2, 2017

Without Ikutaro Kakehashi the past 60+ years of modern music would've sounded a whole lot different. It’s an easy-to-create sound and so very clean. “These machines were the sound that made Egyptian Lover. Another example of not judging a book by its cover! It’s part of why I get booked so much around the world. Without it, electro likely wouldn’t exist, while its influence on Hip Hop initially helped shape the culture with songs like 1982’s   “Planet Rock.”

Kakehashi was also considered the godfather of the MIDI, a digital interface that allowed other machines to “talk” to each other, and is responsible for the Jupiter 8, TR-909 and TB-303. #Respect
— Bob Moog Foundation (@MoogFoundation) April 1, 2017 From Kraftwerk and Egyptian Lover, to Kanye West and Marvin Gaye, countless artists embraced the powerful beat-making machine to craft some of their most memorable   hits. Rest in power…. Everybody loves the sound of the 808 live. As the founder of the Roland electronics brand, Kakehashi is responsible for creating the iconic TR-800 drum machine, which featured sounds like the cowbell and snare hit, and changed the way music could be made forever. This man invented the fuggin 808 open ur minds pic.twitter.com/ob7L7VMfWM
— G L K (@GASLAMPKILLER) April 2, 2017

We are deeply saddened to learn of Ikutaro Kakehashi's passing, #synthesizer innovator, founder of #Roland & friend of Bob #Moog. Several people took to social media to pay their tributes to the brilliant mind that changed the musical landscape forever, including Gaslamp Killer, King Britt, Ninja Tune, and the Bob Moog Foundation. Twelve years later, he founded Roland, a move that would solidify his legacy. Analog at its highest level. “I myself don’t know where I’d be without Ikutaro Kakehashi’s creations of the Roland TR-808 and Jupiter 8,” Egyptian Lover tells HipHopDX. In 1960, Kakehashi started Ace Electronic Industries, also known as Ace Tone, where he designed electric organs (inspired by the Hammond organ), amplifiers and effects devices, and what he called “rhythm machines,” which were the first incarnations of the drum machine.

Sisqó Gives Ludacris’ “Thong Song” Remake Two Thumbs Up

Ludacris released the eyebrow-raising “Vitamin D” single earlier this week and got Ty Dolla $ign along for the ride. The flick is set to hit theaters nationwide April 14. The track is a twist on Sisqó’s 1999 smash hit “Thong Song.”
While the former Dru Hill singer might not approve of somebody copping his style at New York Fashion Week, Sisqo apparently is a fan of the “Thong Song” remake. A source shared with BET Sisqo’s reaction upon hearing “Vitamin D.”
“Sisqó heard the track for the first time today while rehearsing for his show in Georgia and he thought it was dope once he realized Luda was on it,” the source said. “After nearly 20 years, seems like ‘Thong Song’ is still holding its own. Can’t be mad at that.”
Ludacris is prepping for the release of The   Fate of the Furious   movie, the eighth installment of the   Fast and the Furious   series. Listen to both “Vitamin D” and “Thong Song” below.