Posted in RAP NEWSJune 21, 2013
The actor James Gandolfini has died, aged 51. Gandolfini was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO series, “The Sopranos”, although he also had a successful theatre, film and documentary career. The cause of the actor’s untimely passing is said to have been a heart attack.
Posted in RAP NEWSMay 22, 2013
Dr. Dre has revealed that he is planning some extensive studio time.The release of Dre’s near-mythic “Detox” album is a constant source of speculation in the world of Hip-Hop. Now, Dr. Dre has said that he is certainly about to put in a lot of studio time. Dre now has his own programme running at USC and he told LA Weekly that he was ready to return to his first love, recording.
Posted in RAP NEWSOctober 16, 2012
When hip-hop legend Knowledge B. Born headed to the stage to finally receive his Hip-Hop Lifetime Achievement Award, he clutched in his right hand a speech written in graffiti that he had wanted to deliver for years. He planned to put the entire audience of rap superstars on blast for destroying the culture he helped create. But, when he looked into the faces of a room full of rich kids half his age, who were either half asleep or busy textin’, he just crumbled up his notes, said “Ya’ll keep doin’ your thing,” and left the stage. Leaving the crowd whispering amongst themselves, “Who was that old dude…”
Posted in ARTIST INTERVIEWSOctober 5, 2012
Born in Manhattan I was raised in The Boggie Down Bronx Zoo , Pelham Parkway to be exact. Growing up my mom was real big on music, there for I was hip to all of the classics, old school hip-hop, R&B , Jazz & Soul, so music was one the first things I ever knew & loved. My path to becoming an Emcee didn’t really start with lyricism, but more so with poetry
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 10, 2012
D’Angelo is back. The reclusive R&B singer made his first live U.S. appearance in 12 years at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival early Sunday morning, surprising a few thousand fans during Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Superjam session.
“I’ve been waiting 12 years to say this – ladies and gentlemen, D’Angelo!,” Thompson said as the crowd roared. It was his first U.S. show since 2000 and a prelude to an appearance at July’s Essence Music Festival and a European tour with many of the same players who backed him Sunday morning. D’Angelo played live in Europe earlier this year.
Posted in TIPSJune 1, 2012
Before setting anything to paper, allow yourself to free-associate (or even freestyle out loud) to get your creative juices flowing. Then, make a list of every concept, unique perspective, or potential lyric that popped into your head. Allow these to guide and inspire the content of your song as you move forward.