EARGASMIC
Counterpoint Festival 2014 Reveals Entire Schedule

Festival season is finally upon us, and the most recent one to reveal its set time is Counterpoint Festival, which is going down from April 25th to the 27th. They've got everyone from Outkast, to Pretty Lights, to Above & Beyond, Foster The People, Major Lazer, Krewella, Boys Noize, Schoolboy Q, J. Cole and many more are set to play at a 5,000 acre site in Kingston Downs, Georgia. Talk about massive! The festival will have five different stages set up, a camping ground, carnival rides, a food court supported by local Georgian restaurants, and a bunch of other extracurricular activities.

EARGASMIC
J. Cole Premieres His New M/V For 'She Knows'

J. Cole premieres his new music video today for his track, 'She Knows' from his second studio album, Born Sinner. It's an intense music video full of teenage angst, rebellion and worst of all, cheating on a loved one. The track features Amber Coffman and debuted as the album's fourth official single back in October 29, 2013.

Watch J. Cole's latest music video for 'She Know's below:

ALL ACCESS PASS
Light Las Vegas Holiday Party Recap

Famed Las Vegas club, LIGHT, held its holiday party this past Wednesday (December 18), and the event was a star-studded one, with performers spanning across genres. Vegas' own Panic! at the Disco performed for the hometown crowd, followed by New Politics who performed their hit single 'Harlem,' among others, and the added performance from Cirque Du Soleil performers elevated their set. Hip-hop superstar, and Jay Z protegé, J. Cole, took the stage and set it on fire, performing records off of his latest album 'Born Sinner.' Ending the night on an extremely high note, EDM stars, Krewella joined the party and put on an electrifying set for partygoers. The night was a non-stop party, and quite an experience to witness the various acts in one night at the same venue.

DO-GOODERS
Making A Difference With Jesse Cole

Women everywhere love wearing the chic, sophisticated, and edgy clothing that Haute Hippie has to offer; because it makes them feel great about themselves. However, many may be unaware that Haute Hippie CEO Jesse Cole brings that same feeling to children and families visiting the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan, as the Chairman of the Board of Associates.

Growing up on East End Avenue, Cole passed the Ronald McDonald House everyday and noticed the children were different, and was intrigued to find out why. Never acting on that instinct until one day Cole was airlifted to the hospital after a bad lacrosse injury. He shared the hospital with another young man, named David from Virginia, who was going to have a cancerous tumor removed from his leg.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
New Year's Eve In Sin City

Nestled away in the grandiose Ceasars Palace hotel, PURE Nightclub is ready to ring in the new year in style. The NYE soiree will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj who promises to throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Barclays Center Opens The 40/40 Club with a Bang

Last night, Jay-Z hosted the Grand Opening for his new 40/40 Club at The Barclays Center. Joining him at the event were big name celebs and a handful of gifted athletes. Rihanna, J Cole, and Questlove were in attendance, as well as a handful of players from the Brooklyn Nets. The new dad was all smiles at the event, excited to bring some happiness to Brooklyn.

Those who have awaited the highly anticipated arena will be more than satisfied with the results. The 40/40 Club looks out into the massive arena, giving bar goers another venue to watch the game from. The club is covered with flat screen TVs, with dining tables, swanky seats, and a giant bar right in the center of it all. It is sure to be packed on game nights. Check out photos of the new hot spot and the famous faces that showed up last night!

GROUPIE
Hot 97 Summer Jam Lineup Announced

Hot 97 has announced its Summer Jam 2012 lineup. Artists include Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Maybach Music, J. Cole, Meek, Mill, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Trey Songz, Tyga, and many more!

IN THE MIX
Must-Have Upcoming Albums

The fall is typically a healthy time for music releases, as labels like to have the shelves of record stores (those still exist!?) stocked to the brim for the holiday season. Whether you're making the dangerous trek out to a local CD retailer or shopping on iTunes from the security of your futon, here are some big releases dropping in the coming weeks.

Out this week:

Blink-182 - Neighborhoods

The grand return of the godfathers of pop-punk, Neighborhoods marks Blink-182's first proper release since 2003. During their hiatus, Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge, and Travis Barker have all been to alot of different places, both musically (side bands +44 and Angels and Airwaves) and spiritually (marriages, children, Barker's almost-fatal plane crash). All of that shows on record, resulting the most varied and mature effort of the band's career. As a testament to Blink's legacy, two other major pop-punk albums hit stores this week. This Time Next Year and Man Overboard both turned in incredibly solid records, and judging by the sounds of things, it's more than likely some of their members first picked up a guitar after seeing the Mark, Tom, and Travis show.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Member of the Byrdgang May Be Flying Out the Coop

Max B, who is currently doing 75 years in prison on robbery and murder charges, may be getting bail courtesy of G-unit.

The Harlem Rapper was a co-writer on J.Cole's popular song 'We Fly High,' and has also had affiliation with The Diplomats including rappers, Jim Jones and Cam'Ron. Before the release of Max's debut album, Vigilante Season, he was sentenced in Bergen County Jail for related charges, including 9 of the 11 counts in the ongoing trial. He was granted an appeal with a new trial and a new lawyer on March 19, 2010. There hasn't been word about the case or the rapper until yesterday, when a very close source to the artist revealed his possible break from the pen.