Fashion: Profound Aesthetic Launches “On The Radar” Campaign For Upcoming Artists

Profound Aesthetic x On The Radar

Streetwear brand Profound Aesthetic is quickly making a name for itself in the fashion world, and now they want to help upcoming artists on their way up!

“On the Radar” from Profound Aesthetic highlights talent from emerging music artists from a variety of genres. They are searching to feature new music talent on their social media platforms, including the Profound Aesthetic Blog, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, that will give the opportunity for increased exposure.

Hit the jump to find out how to submit!

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 6/28/15 … Tori Kelly Debuts At #2!

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Last week, both Trey Songz and King Los released new projects…and neither fared very well on the Billboard 200. Though Trey is very much in the public eye and constantly played on radio, Trigga Reloaded only did 17k in its first week, landing at 23. However, I do believe this was a re-release, so that’s not too surprising.

Los, on the other hand, moved 8k units of his new God, Money, War, landing at 68. With no machine behind him (aka a major label), no radio play and no real promo, I’d say this is a pretty solid number. Beats Troy Ave and Tyga, that’s for sure!

Also debuting this week is everyone’s new fav Tori Kelly, whose debut album Unbreakable comes in at number 2 with a solid 75k sold! Nice! Check out the full top 10 below.

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Aw, Man! “Maria” From ‘Sesame Street’ Is Retiring After 44 Years!

Sonia Manzano "Maria"

The actress who played Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano, has been on the show for a whopping 44 years. 44 YEARS! This means that not only did we grow up with her (as I’m assuming our readers are in my age demo,) but if you have kids, they likely watch her right now, and if your parents are a bit younger, they may have grown up with her as well! That’s crazy!

But of course, all good things must come to an end, and after joining the show in 1971 (but not becoming a full-time character until 1974,) Sonia has officially announced her retirement.

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(Video) 2015 XXL Freshman Cypher [Part 3] – Fetty Wap x DeJ Loaf x Shy Glizzy

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On every week day for the last two weeks, XXL released a freestyle from each one of their 2015 Freshmen: Fetty Wap, DeJ Loaf, Vince Staples, Raury, Goldlink, Tink, Shy Glizzy, K Camp, OG Maco and finally, the fan-voted Kidd Kidd.

Once that was out of the way, the began releasing cyphers from the class, starting off with round one of Raury, Tink, K Camp and Kidd Kidd. Round two included GoldLink, OG Maco and Vince Staples, and now that brings us to the final round, round three.

This time, they’re closing it out with 3 of the biggest names in the class – Fetty Wap, DeJ Loaf and Shy Glizzy. Check out their cypher below!

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The Numbers Are In! Find Out How Much Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ Is Expected To Sell!

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After tons of delays due to unforeseen circumstances, Meek Mill finally released his highly anticipated sophomore effort this week, Dreams Worth More Than Money.

Released on Sunday night as opposed to the traditional Tuesday (so as to capitalize off his appearance at the 2015 BET Awards), Meek actually gave himself a leg up on those coveted first-week sales, allowing an additional day worth of sales to be calculated. For those not in-the-know, Nielsen Soundscan tracks sales for each week from Monday to Sunday. Since albums traditionally release on Tuesdays (though that’s changing next week and will now become Fridays,) this means that the first-week sales that we always hear about are actually only 6 days worth, not 7.

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(Video) The SHADE! You’ve Got To Hear Meek’s Response About SB Being “Banned” From The BET Awards

Meek Mill x SB

Just before the 205 BET Awards went down this past Sunday night, Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend, Safaree ‘SB’ Samuels, took to Twitter to allege that he’d been banned from attending.

“So Bet told my publicist I’m ‘banned’ from Bet red carpet, hmmm wonder why..,” the upcoming rapper wrote. “dnt recall a situation occurring w them but hey #itiswhatitis”

Many assumed the obvious following his tweet – that Nicki had decided to be Petty Wap, and keep her ex from attending an event she’d be at with her new man, Meek Mill.

Welp, Meek appeared on Sway In The Morning this week to promote Dreams Worth More Than Money, and not only did he say that the “ban” was far from the truth – he made sure to throw TONS of shade in the process. Check out the video below!

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(Video) Future Reveals Why He Didn’t Perform At The BET Awards

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Future was announced as a performer at the 2015 BET Awards, but Sunday night came and went, and he was nowhere to be found. What gives?!

A video of Future filmed later that night has now surfaced, and he addresses his absence, blaming it on some BS on BET’s behalf.

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(Photos) Tyga Sells Less Than Troy Ave In His First Week; Tyga Responds

Tyga

Tyga released his oft-delayed The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty on Spotify for free as a surprise last week, though only available to stream. A few days later, on a Friday, it was made available on iTunes.

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Guess Which Celebrity Couple Are The Latest To Get Engaged!

Kid Ink x Asiah Azante engaged

Kid Ink and his longtime girlfriend, Asiah Azante, are officially engaged after dating for more than a decade!

Taking to Instagram earlier today, Kid Ink showed off the amazing ring, after popping the question overseas while on tour in June.

“I’m the happiest girl in the universe…@kidinkbatgang I love you with all my heart!!!,” Asiah, a fitness model, wrote with a close-up of the rock. “From a 15 year old girl to a 26 year old woman you’ve always had my heart we were always meant to be… I’ll love you like noneother ever could FOREVER baby!”

Congrats to the happy couple! Check out the ring in the gallery.

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Flo’Rida Backs Out Of ‘Miss USA’ + Macy’s Pulls All Donald Trump-Related Items

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Following his racially-charged rant during his announcement for Presidential candidacy, the backlash continues for Donald Trump.

His derogatory statements toward Mexican immigrants have thus far caused Univision to pull out of his Miss America pageant, and NBC severing all ties with him – which included his long-running show, The Apprentice, as well as the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants. Now the latest includes Flo’Rida and Macy’s.

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