Friday, 17 August 2018

A Contribute to Aretha Franklin



A Contribute to Aretha Franklin

- Her Life of Music -



Come Join Us with the Celebration of Aretha's Life's Music

On August 17-18-19 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
From 5pm to 7pm




Thursday, 16 August 2018

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Died


Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin


Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has Died of Pancreatic Cancer at the Age 79.



Aretha Franklin, the self-taught piano prodigy, vocalist and songwriter who first conquered the charts in the late ’60s and never relinquished her throne, died Thursday morning of advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, her publicist confirms to BTMB. She was 76.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” the family said in a statement.
“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

RIP
BTMB

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Queen of Soul is Seriously ill



Aretha Franklin - A True Legend



An ailing Aretha Franklin was visited on Tuesday at her home in Detroit by Stevie Wonder, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and her ex-husband Glynn Turman, as tributes to the Queen of Soul poured in from around the world.
A spokeswoman for the Aretha Franklin family confirmed the visits and said in a statement that Ms. Franklin, 76, is “seriously ill and surrounded by family members who appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received.”


No additional details of Ms. Franklin’s illness were given, and the spokeswoman, Gwendolyn Quinn, declined to answer further questions.


According to two people who were in touch with the family but were not authorized to discuss Ms. Franklin’s condition, the singer of “Respect” and “Natural Woman,” who is universally hailed as The Queen of Soul and is one of America’s greatest voices, has been receiving hospice care at home.




 BTMB sends out our Prayers for Aretha Franklin; A True Legend.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Traced In Entertainment (T.I.E.) - Looking for Audio Engineer's



Traced In Entertainment (T.I.E.)


August 3, 2018

 For Immediate Release:
All Studio Audio Engineer’s:

We are in the process of opening a New Music Recording Studio in the Heart of Hollywood California.

Come be a part of our Growing Entertainment Company. We have a lot of new Projects in the works for 2018 and 2019 in the Industry.

Studio Audio Engineers needed:

Come help us Produce Music recordings, editing and adjusting sound tracks using equalization and Audio effects. Show your Mixing and Mastering abilities. You must have Audio Recording software knowledge (Pro Tools, Logic Pro).  We are Looking for New Engineers that have that cutting-edge Talent and looking to push Music to the Next level.

 These Jobs are open to student Audio Engineers and Seasoned Studio Engineers (Compensation rates will be based on experience).

 Please Send us your Resume and contact information with any recorded music links to work that you have done:


BTMB

Sunday, 22 July 2018

TEKASHI 69 PISTOL WHIPPED, KIDNAPPED, ROBBED AND HOSPITALIZED



Tekashi69
 Pistol Whipped, Kidnapped, Robbed and Hospitalized
Breaking News: 

Tekashi69 was Robbed , Pistol whipped and Kidnapped and is now in the hospital - BTMB learned. Sources close to Tekashi tell us, the rapper was working on a music video in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and at around 4AM he wrapped for the night and drove home.  Sources told US when he got there another car pulled up and blocked his driveway.  They said that when 3 hooded gunmen got out of the other car, grabbed Tekashi and pistol whipped him ... knocking him unconscious.

 
Tekashi69 In Hospital


We're told the next thing Tekashi knew, he was in the back seat of the car as the gunmen were driving around, telling him if they didn't get what they wanted from him -- jewelry and money -- they would kill him.

Sources say a short time later, the gunmen pulled up to Tekashi's home and 2 of them made their way inside as the third guarded 69 inside the vehicle. 

The gunmen took around $750k in jewelry and between $15k and $20k in cash; We'er being told. While all this was happening, Tekashi's baby mama and daughter were inside the house but not hurt.

That wasn't the end of it.  We're told the gunmen then drove away with Tekashi still in the back seat.  At some point 69 was able to open the back door and jumped out.  One of the gunmen began chasing him but got scared and retreated because he was afraid he'd be ID'd.

Our sources say Tekashi jumped in the passenger seat of a stranger's vehicle and pleaded for help.  The stranger called 911 and then asked 69 to get out of the car at an intersection.

Responding ambulance came; reports say Tekashi was taken to a hospital, where he remains.  Doctors are performing various tests, including a CT scan.


BTMB

Friday, 20 July 2018

Pnb Rock Stole My Song Nowadays-(Marley Makarah)


Artist Marley Makarah

Pnb Rock Stole My Song  - Nowadays


Breathrew Music Blog Just chatted with Artist Marley Makarah regarding his resent YouTube Post. Talking about the Copyright infringement on his new Song Nowadays  that he released 4 Days ago.



Makarah stated that Pnb Rock Used the same Speeded up beat and changed some for the lyrics.

If Pnb Rock did this in any way  "your gig is up" and you need to take Down any Music that is not yours.


Underground Artist and Producers (Beat Makers) are telling us more and more that the Industry is sealing their Music and Style. What happen to Artists having Originality? Seem like this is happening more often; Original Artist of their Music need to call out these perpetrators or start taking Legal Action against them. 

If you are an Underground Artist or Producer (Beat Maker) and this may have happened to you; BTMB would like to hear from you.


Writ a Commit on this Blog post or Shoot Us an Email at breakthrewmusic@yahoo.com.

BTMB


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers - Battling Fake Accounts


Battling Fake Accounts

Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers


Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’ followers on Thursday, signaling a major new effort to restore trust on the popular but embattled platform.


The reform takes aim at a pervasive form of social media fraud. Many users have inflated their followers on Twitter or other services with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to bolster their political activism, business endeavors or entertainment careers.
Twitter’s decision will have an immediate impact: Beginning on Thursday, many users, including those who have bought fake followers and any others who are followed by suspicious accounts, will see their follower numbers fall. While Twitter declined to provide an exact number of affected users, the company said it would strip tens of millions of questionable accounts from users’ followers. The move would reduce the total combined follower count on Twitter by about 6 percent — a substantial drop.
An investigation by The New York Times in January demonstrated that just one small Florida company sold fake followers and other social media engagement to hundreds of thousands of users around the world, including politicians, models, actors and authors. The revelations prompted investigations in at least two states and calls in Congress for intervention by the Federal Trade Commission. In interviews this week, Twitter executives said that The Times’s reporting pushed them to look more closely at steps the company could take to clamp down on the market for fakes, which is fueled in part by the growing political and commercial value of a widely followed Twitter account.
Officials at Twitter acknowledged that easy access to fake followers, and the company’s slowness in responding to the problem, had devalued the influence accumulated by legitimate users, sowing suspicion around those who quickly attained a broad following.
“We don’t want to incentivize the purchase of followers and fake accounts to artificially inflate follower counts, because it’s not an accurate measure of someone’s influence on the platform or influence in the world,” said Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president for trust and safety. “We think it’s a really important and meaningful metric, and we want people to have confidence that these are engaged users that are following other accounts.”
The market for fakes was also hurting Twitter with advertisers, which increasingly rely on social media “influencers” — mini-celebrities who promote brands and products to their followers — to reach customers. In recent months, advertising and marketing firms have put pressure on Twitter, YouTube and other platforms to help ensure that influencers have the reach they claim. Last month, the consumer goods giant Unilever, which spends billions of dollars a year on advertising, announced that it would no longer pay influencers who purchased followers and would prioritize spending advertising dollars on platforms that took steps to stamp out fraud.
In an interview on Tuesday, Unilever’s chief marketing officer, Keith Weed, praised Twitter for its decision. “People will believe more and read more on Twitter if they know there is less bot activity and more human activity,” Mr. Weed said. “I would encourage and ask others to follow.”
For Twitter, the reform comes at a critical moment. Though it is a smaller company with far fewer users than Facebook or Google, Twitter has been sharply criticized for allowing abuse and hate speech to flourish on its platform. And along with other social networks, Twitter was a critical tool for Russian influence during the 2016 election, when tens of thousands of accounts were used to spread propaganda and disinformation. Those troubles dampened Twitter’s prospects for acquisition by a bigger firm, and the company, which went public in 2013, did not turn a profit until the final quarter of last year.
In recent months, Twitter has taken a number of steps to improve what Ms. Harvey and other company officials call “healthy conversation” on the platform, including rooting out fake and automated accounts. Last month, Twitter announced that as of May, its systems were “locking” almost 10 million suspicious accounts per week, far more than last year, and removing more for violating anti-spam policies.
Twitter locks an account — blocking it from posting or interacting with other users — when the company suspects that it is automated spam, or that it has been compromised, usually by having its password hacked or leaked. Most spam accounts are quickly removed. But until now, even after Twitter privately identified an account as suspicious and locked it, that account would still be included among the legitimate followers of a user.
Most of the time, according to Twitter, the locked accounts are not included in the monthly active user count it reports to investors each quarter, a critical Wall Street metric for social media companies. But the locked accounts were nevertheless allowed to inflate the follower counts of a large swath of users.
That choice helped propel a large market in fake followers. Dozens of websites openly sell followers and engagement on Twitter, as well as on YouTube, Instagram and other platforms. The Times revealed that one company, Devumi, sold over 200 million Twitter followers, drawing on an estimated stock of at least 3.5 million automated accounts, each sold many times over.
Tens of thousands of automated accounts were created by stealing profile information from real users, including minors. One such victim, a teenager named Jessica Rychly, had her account information — including her profile photo, biographical information and location — copied and pasted onto a fake account that retweeted cryptocurrency advertisements and graphic pornography.
Twitter officials believe that the new policy will disrupt the marketplace for fake followers and curb abusive practices used to create fake accounts: Since suspicious accounts will now be stripped from users’ followers, the company hopes there will be less incentive to purchase fakes in the first place.
Twitter has also begun to permanently remove more suspicious accounts. After The Times’s investigation was published in January, Twitter removed over a million accounts from the followers of Devumi customers — accounts that the company said violated its spam policies.
The Washington Post reported last week that Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June.
Twitter estimates that as a result of Thursday’s changes, the average user will see his or her follower number drop by four — but that number would be much higher for some accounts.
BTMB

Friday, 6 July 2018

Chris Brown Arrested After Performing His Florida Concert!!


Chris Brown
Arrested Immediately
After His Florida Concert


Chris Brown was arrested on Thursday following his concert in Florida.
A spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tells ET that Brown was arrested on an out of county warrant. Brown posted $2,000 bond and has been released.
The 29-year-old rapper performed a show at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Officers, who waited for Brown to finish his set, arrested him immediately after, and escorted him into a cruiser, according to reports.
According to local news affiliate WPTV, the warrant was for felony battery and was issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office.
Following Brown's arrest, a post shared to the artist's official Instagram account showed a photo of Brown performing on stage which, was captioned, "What's NEW????" along with an eye-roll emoji. The caption also declared, "Show tomorrow!!!!" 
Brown is currently on his Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour, which is set to continue through Aug. 4. Brown's scheduled to perform at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa on Friday.
BTMB

Sunday, 1 July 2018

XXXTentacion on Why He Did 1 Year in Jail


XXXTentacion
On Why He Did 1 Year in Jail

In this clip, XXXTentacion spoke candidly about the deeds that landed him in jail for a year. He outlined his laundry list of charges ranging from armed robbery to resisting arrest. He also pointed out how his relationship with his mom impacted much of the decisions he made in an effort to garner more attention from her.




Credit: NoJumper Podcast/Adam 22 (click Link) XXXTentacion Interview




BTMB






Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Slain rapper XXXTentacion gets sendoff at memorial


Slain Rapper XXXTentacion
gets sendoff at Memorial in Florida 


SUNRISE, Fla. — 100’s of fans gathered Wednesday at a public memorial in a hockey arena here for rising young rapper XXXTentacion and thousands more were expected to view the body of the murdered young singer.


About 1,000 people were in attendance as of noon but officials at the BT&T Center arena said up to 19,000 more people were expected throughout the day. Phones and other electronics were not permitted inside the arena.
As fans queued to pay their respects, Broward County detectives searched for a possible second suspect in XXXTentacion’s murder. On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office posted a bulletin informing the public that they are trying to locate and question Robert Allen, 22. It says he was captured on surveillance video outside the motorcycle dealership on June 18, the same day the rapper was fatally shot.

Last week, prosecutors arrested Dedrick Williams, 22, and charged him with first-degree murder in the case. He is currently being held without bail in the Broward County jail.

The memorial viewing for the slain rapper was held at the BB&T Center, a 20,000-seat arena in Sunrise, Fla., that is home to the Florida Panthers hockey team. 


The memorial was organized by his family and fans and advertised on his Instagram account last week. "Come say your final goodbye," it read.
A tribute video of the rapper played during the first hour of the viewing, and celebrity guests were expected.
R.I.P.  XXXTentacion
 BTMB

Joe Jackson Father of the Iconic Jackson Family, Dies From Terminal Cancer At 89



Joe Jackson, Father of the Iconic Jackson Family, Dies From Terminal Cancer At 89







Joe Jackson, famous manager and father of the legendary Jackson family, reportedly passed away early Wednesday morning after succumbing to complications from terminal cancer. 


BTMB

Thursday, 21 June 2018

XXXTENTACION SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MURDER



Alleged murderer of XXXTentacion's is in custody!


Breaking News Alert:

According to police docs -- obtained by BMTB – Broward County cops pulled Williams over Wednesday night for driving without a license. The docs say he was then placed into custody for an active felony warrant ... seemingly for the murder. The warrant was signed Tuesday night, just a day after the murder.



-Williams followed XXX on Instagram.

--Williams has previous arrests for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence and aggravated assault with a firearm. We previously reported he was also arrested for grand theft auto.

---In 2014, Williams allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend's head. According to arrest records, he has at least 11 felonies.

----The suspect's name is Dedrick D. Williams, and Broward County Sheriff's Dept. took the 22-year-old into custody Wednesday evening and booked him for first-degree murder.


-----During a vigil Wednesday night in South Florida ... XXXTentacion's mother told family and friends she'd just gotten notice from police that they'd made the arrest.

BTMB

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

XXXTentacion’s Team Releases Official Statement on His Death


Following the News of XXXTentacion’s death on Monday, June 18, 2018

The famed rapper’s team released an official statement.




XXXTentacion's team issued an official statement Tuesday (June 19) following the untimely death of the rapper, who was fatally shot in an apparent robbery on Monday afternoon at age 20.
"XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit," the statement reads.
The statement is attributed to manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, lawyer Bob Celestin and AKW PR.
BTMB

Monday, 18 June 2018

Report: Rapper XXXTentacion shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, FL


Report: Rapper XXXTentacion shot and killed
in Deerfield Beach

Updated Info on Shooting!!!

Reports Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, FL

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene outside of Riva Motorsports near Sample Road and North Dixie Highway around 4:20 p.m. Monday.
XXX 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him.

XXX was in his share of feuds ... but, as far as we know, there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else.
He's had serious legal trouble. XXX awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. He's facing more than a dozen felony charges. Prosecutors accused him of witness tampering.  XXX was on house arrest but the judge recently let him out so he could tour. 

XXX has made real success ... his last album debuted at #1. 

BTMB