We’ve all heard the rant, and now that the dust has settled, we should think about what Kanye West was trying to say about Pusha T at his album release party for My Name Is My Name, out October 8th. Hip-hop is arguably the most fickle genre in music. Many artists have to fight to even get an album out, and Pusha T is no different. The difference between Pusha and other artists is that he has played an integral role in how hip-hop culture has evolved to its present form, he has earned this album.
With both of their collosul albums being released this summer, rap gods Kanye West and Jay Z are about to embark on seperate tours to promote these releases. The duo toured together two years ago when they dropped their collaboration album, Watch The Throne, and now have announced their seperate tours on the same day. Some things are just better in twos.
Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail tour will launch in Europe for 15 shows, and then come back to the states for a 33 city tour. Tickets go on sale September 12 on Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Below are the American tour dates.
If you guys don't remember MMLP was the first album that really brought Eminem into the mainstream light, with tracks like "Stan", "The Real Slim Shady", and "The Way I Am". Since then Eminem has had his personal ups and downs, which have been relative to his musical successes and woes. But nonetheless, Eminem is one of rap's all-stars and there is no doubting his empicable lyricism. "Marshall Mathers LP 2" will be executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, so you can only expect greatness.
Last Thursday, celebrated musician Flo Rida hosted his "Hey Jasmin Experience" concert in Miami. Since his recent release of new smach album Wild Ones, which features hit singles "Whistle," "Good Feeling," and "Wild Ones" featuring Sia, Flo Rida released "Hey Jasmin" as a free track and video in appreciation of his fans. The hip hop star followed up the release with an intimate club performance in celebration of the song, as well as in celebration of his #1 single "Whistle."
The artist was surprised by his management team when they presented him with an incredible cake honoring his hit. There was also a special guest appearance by Interscope recording artist JRand.
Not many people would immediately connect the term Hip Hop artist with Ivy League school, but that's exactly what Upstate New York's Cornell University had in mind when they named music pioneer Afrika Bambaataa as a visiting scholar for the next three years.
Considered by many to be the "Godfather" of Hip Hop, Afrika Bambaataa (whose real name is Kevin Donovan) forever changed music when his 1982 single "Planet Rock" was released. At the time, a new sound was beginning to emerge which he quickly found himself at the forefront of. The song has been sampled by everyone from Paul Oakenfold to Ice Cube and even now, thirty years later, you can still hear it played in clubs everywhere.
If you're familiar with Flo Rida, you're probably familiar with his friend and colleague, hip hop artist J. Dash. Also from Florida, this artist has recently made a huge splash in the music world with his top-of-the-charts single, "WOP." The single comes off his debut album, Tabloid Truth, and has reached the Top 100 on the Billboard charts. The album is sold exclusively through Wal-Mart. J. Dash chats with us about his past musical experience, his new album, and the lovely ladies of his life.
You are a piano prodigy who records hip hop music. Will we hear you playing piano in any of your tracks?
Serena Williams is taking a break from dating. The internet is buzzing with reports that the tennis champ has sworn of dating for the next decade. Williams is notorious for dating hip-hop artists, most famously Common and Drake. She wants to take a break to also focus on herself and her sport but we can not help but feel that avoiding heartbreak is a big reason why she wants to stay out of relationships for now.
Confessing to Celebuzz, “I have given up on dating. It just hasn’t worked out well for me. I’m a really emotional person. I give my all and everything. I do make mistakes — like every human does — but the last relationship just was too much of a heartbreak for me. I just can’t go through that anymore. It was hard.”
We hope you do not give up on love girl, just stay clear of the rappers, maybe that will help!
Meet John Hamilton – a 23 year-old DJ making his way through the ever-present dance music scene. He’s opened for the likes of Steve Aoki and TV Rock and most recently turned heads at The Belvedere Music Lounge at the W South Beach during Miami Music Week. Like most, I was there to check out the event and see the heavy hitter lineup that featured Sander Van Doorn, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Tiesto, among others. But it wasn’t Tiesto nor Sander that had everyone talking. Instead, it was Sacramento native John Hamilton that got everyone's attention. He has the stage presence that resembles some of the greats, a talented ear, an ambitious attitude, a humble personality and a great look - a lot of qualities that could potentially result in superstardom. I sat down with the NYU senior to find out how it all began and where it’s going.