It sounds like Seattle fans still haven’t gotten over the Sonics leaving for Oklahoma City.
Seattle rapper Macklemore was none too pleased when he recently found out that the Thunder are using one of his hit songs to get the crowd going.
Scarface vents about the music industry executives who control hip-hop, saying they don’t really care about the culture or the craft.
Scarface doesn’t seem to like the direction hip-hop is heading, or those currently in control of it. In a new interview with Hardknock TV the Houston native explains that he thinks music executives are brainwashing a generation of hip-hop fans.
As reported by HHDX, Scarface said, “I feel like we losing it. I feel like the people that are in control of what Hip Hop does is so fucking White and so fucking Jewish and so they don’t give a fuck about what the culture and the craft really is about.”
Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky speak on their decision to collaborate for the “Under The Influence” tour, as well as plans to collaborate on some music beforehand.
Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky recently announced a new “Under The Influence” tour, which will see the two drug-talking rappers co-headline shows together. Funnily enough, Rocky and Wiz actually don’t have any music together– so the two are remedying that before the tour kicks off so that they’ll be able to perform together on stage.
John Legend is currently prepping a new studio album, which sounds like it’s shaping up to be his best yet. It’s the closest John’s worked with Kanye West, his G.O.O.D. Music boss, ever on a project, and so that alone adds to the anticipation. He’s released two well-recieved singles so far, “The Beginning,” and “Who Do We Think We Are” with Rick Ross, and now he’s confirmed on the Breakfast Club that the album, Love In The Future, is arriving this summer. As he discusses the LP with the Power 105 crew, he reveals something that may come as a surprise, and then again, may not– Kanye West doesn’t actually make beats anymore.
The following story is from a former music industry executive that chooses to remain anonymous to protect his & his family’s safety. No way to confirm if its true or not, but it will def make you wonder. Check it out below.
After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I’ve simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren’t ready for.
Between the late 80′s and early 90’s, I was what you may call a “decision maker” with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80’s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media weren’t accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap music’s new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice I’ve ever seen.
The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future. Among the attendees was a small group of unfamiliar faces who stayed to themselves and made no attempt to socialize beyond their circle. Based on their behavior and formal appearances, they didn’t seem to be in our industry. Our casual chatter was interrupted when we were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement preventing us from publicly discussing the information presented during the meeting. Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us. The agreement was only a page long but very clear on the matter and consequences which stated that violating the terms would result in Continue reading
Joey Bada$$ talks about wrapping up his first album, offers from labels, and whether or not Lil B is “a real person”.
Though still an independent artist, Joey Bada$$ continues to collect hype. The NYC traditionalist just announced a headlining tour, and has been working with legends like DJ Premier on his new tracks. Joey sat down with The Breakfast Club to talk about his upcoming debut album, whether he will stay independent, and his beef with the Based God.
Joey first weighed in on whether his traditionalist approach was more “real”, than other less lyrical takes on the genre.”I consider myself real hip hop”, said Joey, but was not quick to dismiss other forms of the musical style. “Over the years hip hop has branched out, there’s subgenres of hip hop”, he said.
After performing at the Super Bowl and starring on NBC’s “Smash,” Jennifer Hudson is getting back to the music. The Grammy-winning diva was back in the lab on Monday, laying the groundwork for her third album. She tweeted photos of herself in the studio with producer Salaam Remi.
“Ok ! Here we go guys! First day of recording my album!! @Salaamremi is everything !!” tweeted J-Hud, later adding, “I had the best day in the studio with @salaamremi! He let me be me!”
Hudson’s last album, I Remember Me, was released in 2011 and spawned the singles “Where You At” and “No One Gonna Love You.”
Take a trip down to Florence SC and see how DJ B-Lord celebrated his birthday at Magic City.
D’Angelo triumphantly returned to the music scene last year after a long hiatus, teaming back up with The Roots’ ?uestlove to complete his third album.
During an interview with Billboard.com, the drummer said that the two have been in the studio finishing up work on the LP, which they began recording back in 2004. He explains that they were spending almost entire days wrapping up the project, and confirms that it’s “99 percent” done.
Drumma Boy on the production
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