J. Balvin’s “Mi Gente” just got a very special remix, featuring none other than Beyonce!

Fans of Beyonce have plenty to be happy about this week on New Music Friday.

On Thursday (September 28) night, the “Partition” singer teamed up with J. Balvin and Willy William to drop a surprise remix of the duo’s hot summer track, “Mi Gente.”

The infectiously catchy song features Queen Bey singing in Spanish and marks the powerhouse vocalist’s first new track since she gave birth to her twins earlier this summer. That’s not the reason why the song is so special though.

In addition to releasing the track, Beyonce took to Instagram to reveal that she intends to donate her proceeds of the remix to help the people of Puerto Rico, Mexico, and other Caribbean Islands who have recently been affected by natural disasters.

“I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands,” wrote Bey via Instagram. “To help go to Beyonce.com/reliefefforts”.

Listen to the track in full below!

Beyonce isn’t the only singer who’ll be helping Puerto Rico through music.

On Thursday, Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to let fans know that he’s in the midst of working on a track, the proceeds of which will go to Puerto Rico hurricane relief.

“Back in NY. @Nas gave me this. Tonight I’ll use it to record demo vocals for this new [Puerto Rico] tune,” tweeted Miranda. “All I need is one…”

So when can we expect Miranda’s new track to drop? It sounds like it’ll be in our hands by next week if he’s able to pull off all of the last minute vocals!

“Got all the messes we wanted for this [Puerto Rico] tune & then some. Running around the country this weekend to get vocals. To you: end of next week?” tweeted Miranda.

From there, Miranda made sure to keep fans updated via the social media platform, sharing footage of both Ruben Blades and Anthony Ramos in the studio recording their parts of the song.

We’re looking forward to seeing what Lin-Manuel Miranda comes up with, but until then, we’ll be bopping to Beyonce, J. Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente”— after all, it’s for a good cause!

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
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Episode #163 – Justified!

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October 7, 2017
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