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Tuo Clark appointed Senior Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records


Congrats are in order to one half of Da Internz, Tuo Clark, as the Harvey native was just appointed Senior Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Records.

Bravo to the homie Tuo. He’s been doing a great job thus far, and only bigger things are in his future. Read Def Jam’s official statement below:

Dec. 5, 2016 – New York, NY – Tuo Clark, of famed production duo Da Internz, has been appointed Senior Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, CEO, Def Jam Recordings.

Mr. Clark will oversee selected current and new artist projects – including Big Sean, Jeremih, Lil Durk and Trap Beckham among others – while actively seeking out, discovering and signing new and established talent to Def Jam. Mr. Clark, who is based in Los Angeles, will report directly to Mr. Bartels.

“Tuo is an incredibly talented producer and a proven hitmaker,” said Steve Bartels. “His talent and energy extends itself beyond the studio; it’s felt throughout the artist and creative community and industry-wide. I’m excited to continue working closely with Tuo and our entire staff of gifted, young A&R executives to keep music & artists at the forefront of what we do.”

Of his appointment at Def Jam, Mr. Clark said, “I want to thank Steve Bartels for the continued opportunity to grow with this amazing team, doing what I love: making great, timeless music.”

Hailing from Harvey, IL on Chicago’s Southside, Tuo Clark has spent nearly a decade as one-half of the six-time Grammy®-nominated duo Da Internz, working with multi-platinum chart-topping superstars Big Sean, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Ludacris, Trey Songz, and many others.

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The second annual memorial event for DJ Timbuck2 returns to the Metro on December 27th


On Tuesday, December 27th, we will celebrate the memory of the late, great DJ Timbuck2, at his second annual #Timbuck2Forever event at the Metro. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a full year since we lost one of Chicago’s music icons, but on the last Tuesday of every year (a Chicago holiday), we will come together to celebrate his life and legacy, with proceeds going to The Timothy Francis Jones Foundation.

This is for Tim, his family and everything he did for us. Tickets are now available right here for $20. If you would like to purchase tickets, or simply donate, you can do so here as well.

The event is 21+ and the doors open at 8pm.

Last year, the likes of De La Soul, Vic Mensa, Just Blaze, Mano, Holt, Juice, YP, Jay Illa, DJ Word, Boi Jeanius, Nonstop, V-Dub and a host of others showed up to pay tribute. So you never know who will show up this year. But expect a great night, remembering a greater human.

#Timbuck2Forever. Buy tickets here. 

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Jeremih is off the Summer’s Over Tour with PartyNextDoor


After a number of incidents, altercations and mishaps; Live Nation is reporting that Jeremih has been removed from the Summer’s Over tour with PartyNextDoor. To be honest, that was pretty evident after Jeremih had some harsh words for PND and his crew the other night in Dallas. I couldn’t imagine they would carry on after that incident.

In a statement to Pitchfork, a Live Nation rep stated:

Live Nation’s top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans.  With this in mind, we’ve decided it’s best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately. After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice. We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly. Ticketholders may request a full refund at point of purchase, which will forfeit access to the entire show. No partial refunds will be issued.

I guess we can kiss that collabo album goodbye, sadly. Bye bye Late Night Party. 

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