Los Angeles has Coachella. Chicago has Lollapalooza. Yet somehow New York, home to theoriginal music festival – Woodstock – lacks a modern large-scale festival. But that could soon change, as The Governor’s Ball looks poised to fill that role. After a modest artist roster playing the event over the past two years, organizers have just released the massive lineup for the 2013 festival, which is topped by Kanye West and Kings of Leon, with a third headliner still to be announced. The festival also promises a solid undercard lineup including Kendrick Lamar, Cut Copy, Miguel, Alt-J, and Japandroids just to name a few. The 3-day event takes place on June 7, 8, and 9 on Randall’s Island, and tickets go on sale Friday, January 25 at 12:00 PM here.
LONG.LIVE.A$AP is the debut studio album by rapper A$AP Rocky, the smooth and breezy rapper who’s known to break traditional codes and ignore regional boundaries with his sometimes chopped and screwed sound and sometimes dank Midwest. Despite the album’s release date being pushed back several times keeping everyone on edge to see if there was truly a bite behind the buzz, it was finally released on January 15, 2013 worldwide via Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. Well the day has finally come and one week later…A$AP Rocky bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart selling 139,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far…his current top five hit single on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart “F**kin’ Problems” featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar has sold 854,000 downloads…making his multi-million-dollar record deal — the kind that hasn’t been handed out since 50 Cent‘s heyday a decade ago, a worthwhile investment. Long Live A$AP Indeed!