It’s official. The inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival was a box office smash. The event drew a record crowd of over 40,000 fans across it’s weekend, with 23,000 visiting the show at Jones Beach in New York yesterday (August 23) to see performances from Kygo, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex and special guest Justin Bieber. Organizers are calling the event an overwhelming success in it’s debut year. Across it’s two days, the event drew a huge crowd that turned out to view performances by The Weeknd, Axwell Ingrosso, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Fetty Wap, Little Mix, X Ambassadors, New Politics, Tori Kelly, Party Thieves, ZZ Ward, Lights and Kiesza and many more. The concert shattered single day attendance records at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, with more than 17,000 fans filling the site. The event was produced by Live Nation. Rapper The Doc suffered an injury nearly twenty years ago when his vocal chords were damaged in a car accident. Now, it appears that he’s ready for a comeback. The Doc made a name for himself by contributing to seminal rap group N.W.A’s debut album “Straight Outta Compton” and rapper Eazy E’s debut album “Eazy Duz It”. He released his debut album “No One Can Do It Better” in 1989. It’s the only album in his catalog to go platinum. In 1996, six years after the accident that severed his vocal chords, he released “Helter Skelter” and released “Deuce” in 2003. He posted some tweets indicating that his voice may be back. Although there’s no indication that there’s any new music coming, it’s a great sign that he’s recording again. He also mentioned rappers Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, whom he enjoys.  It’s great to see him back. According to studio estimates, the N.W.A biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”, maintained it’s number top spot at the box office, earning 26. 8 million in ticket sales. The film distributed by Universal Pictures continues to dominate over other August releases that characterize the dog days of summer in Hollywood. The film has now earned 111.5 million in two weeks and continues to draw both male and female theater goers, despite renewed charges of misogyny in N.W.A’s lyrics and the film’s overlooking of Dr. Dre’s abuse of women.