Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 30, 2013
With his controversial “Control” verse, Kendrick Lamar challenged his rap peers to get better. So it’s ironic that after the fallout from his fiery bars on the Big Sean track, K-Dot now feels like he may have to tone down his complex lyrics. “It made me go back here and made me feel that I probably need to dumb down my lyrics nowadays, for people to take it way out of context the way they did,” the Top Dawg MC said during an interview with Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg, which aired on Thursday morning (August 29).
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 26, 2013
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ video for “Can’t Hold Us” won the Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video at Sunday night’s VMAs, beating out Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools,” J. Cole’s “Power Trip” and A$AP Rocky’s “Fuckin’ Problems.” The award is another milestone for the Seattle duo, whose trendy ode to frugality, “Thrift Shop,” was an unexpected commercial hit last summer. The video for “Can’t Hold Us” is a multifaceted journey through several time zones. Macklemore leads a camel through a quiet neighborhood street and rhymes on a pirate ship. He skydives and lands on the Seattle Space Needle. In other words, it has everything.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 19, 2013
After Kendrick Lamar went after all his peers, a look back at the craziest, funniest and most serious hip-hop feuds ever. Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWSJuly 31, 2013
“Something Else” in all of its intense, loud, confusing and obnoxious glory is fluid in its musical movement and sincere in its content. If someone merged almost every musical genre and trapped them in a kaleidoscope, it would sound like Tech N9ne’s thirteenth studio album, Something Else. Comprised of delectable guitar riffs, Heavy Metal pleasures fused with simplistic yet versatile beats and proactive, bloodcurdling sounds, the “Riot Maker” delivers an impressive project most wouldn’t have the balls to create. Broken down into three integral parts: fire, earth and water, the Kansas City native serves up a striking album that speaks to the complexities and contradictory nature of man. Extremely candid and reflective, Tech covers much ground, as the album becomes your compass through his evil brain/angel heart.
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 NEWSJanuary 10, 2012
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Coachella has finally announced its official 2012 lineup, revealing that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be headlining the two-weekend event, which will take place April 13-15, and April 20-22.
Coachella leaked the official lineup via Twitter earlier today, offering concertgoers a glimpse at the highly anticipated 2012 lineup poster, which includes many expected names, some newly reunited legends, and a few surprises.
The Black Keys and Radiohead will also be headlining both weekends, while Dre and Snoop play last on consecutive Sundays, to close out the event.
While stadium electronic acts Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, AVICII and Kaskade will likely be performing in the coveted late night slots, they will be joined by some of hip-hop’s most popular up-and-comers, including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Azealia Banks, and a reunited Company Flow.
Also on the bill are R&B newcomers Frank Ocean and the Weeknd, and hip-hop-influenced electronica acts SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, araabMUZIK and Thundercat.
Tickets go on sale on Friday (Jan. 13), at 10AM PT.