Thursday Mar 6
Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Is Not Available on Beats Music
Dr. Dre isn't licensing his most famous album, The Chronic , to streaming services like Spotify or Rdio.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Braves Ideal 25-Man Roster, Part 3 of 7
Part 3 of the 7-part series takes us into the world of a former Braves' folk hero, a hip-hop jock, and to a man that is hyped, but not really hyped, but should be really hyped, but he's not.
The Booty Fade Situation - Dallas' Smartest Artists Build a New Party
"BOOOOOO-TY FADE! BOOOOOO-TY FADE!" chants a mob of people in snapback caps, cardigans and cowboy boots.
Will Tupac and N.W.A. Biopics Battle It Out in Theaters?
Universal and Morgan Creek are each prepping films about the hip-hop icons that could be released around the same time.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Beats Music Acquires Topspin Media to Boost Musicians' Sales and Marketing
Beats Music will acquire Topspin Media Inc. , a company whose platform is used by some 55,000 musicians and performers seeking to stay engaged with their fans.
At first blush its title seems like a idiotic pun, the "oxy" referring to the unglamorous narcotic that Q once made his living peddling.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
San Diego CityBEAT
Shit I was wrong about
I was thumbing through some of my old CDs the other day and came across a little hip-hop emerald from 1991 called We Can't be Stopped by Geto Boys-a Texas gangster-rap trio that was so violent, sexist, racist and indignant that NWA paid them for tips on how to be hard.
De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25:...
Twenty-five years ago today , De La Soul's seminal debut LP, "3 Feet High and Rising," was released.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Who Ate All The Pies
Ice Cube Critiques John Barnes' Rap Skills On 'World In...
As part of the continuing promo drive for their new movie 'Ride Along', former NWA rapper Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart dropped into the talkSPORT studios yesterday and were immediately pressed into critiquing three of the English nation's finest football/rap hybrid offerings - two from John Barnes in 'World In Motion' and 'The Anfield Rap' and ... (more)
Crack is wack: The ten best musical motivational messages from 1980s and 1990s
Remember back in the day when you got home from school all psyched to watch some sweet, violent cartoons only to find that the dreaded After School Special ? Buzz kill.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Recap: 5 #FactsOnly From Vh1's 'Tanning Of America' Documentary Pt. 3
Continuing its four-night run , Vh1 aired the third episode of the book-turned-documentary The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the New Rules of the Economy, which chronicles the movement of hip-hop culture into the mainstream.
Ice Cube: 'Justin Bieber is just a spoiled rich kid'
Rapper and actor Ice Cube has dismissed Justin Bieber's behavior as the antics of a spoiled celebrity that can not be compared with the provocative statements made by his former group N.W.A. The rap collective became notorious in the 1980s for their outspoken and unflinching views on society and authority, prompting comparisons to punk pioneers ... (more)
ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Both Transcends and Succumbs...
ScHoolboy Q, the most unambitious and conventional member of Southern California's ambitious, unconventional Black Hippy crew, drops scrunched-up, novelistic raps about street life over sizzurp-dipped, purp-clouded production.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Talib Kweli Recording Joint Album With 9th Wonder
Veteran emcee Talib Kweli has created joint projects with Mos Def, Hi-Tek, and Madlib.
15 Facts About Eminem Before "The Slim Shady LP"
The saying that an artist spends a lifetime making their first album might be clichA©, but it still doesn't make it any less true.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
[News] Stat Quo Details "ATLA: All This Life Allows," Says Hip Hop Is "Pain & Perseverance"
Stat Quo released his latest EP, ATLA: All This Life Allows, Vol. 1 today . In an exclusive conversation with HipHopDX, the former Shady/Aftermath/Interscope emcee details the motivation behind taking a more revealing approach to his music.
The University Star
Hip-hop artist celebrated with event in Austin
A group of San Marcos and Austin residents joined forces Saturday to celebrate the birthday and legacy of one of hip-hop's most influential producers, Dr. Dre.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Justin Timberlake Joins Jimmy Fallon for "The History of Rap 5" on "The Tonight Show"
Just because Jimmy Fallon is now the host of The Tonight Show doesn't mean that he won't keep doing all the bits he used to do on his old show.
Director F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For N.W.A. Biopic
An update to an item published this morning: Director F. Gary Gray just shared the following news on Twitter, so take heed if you fit the bill, and our interested : And here's this morning's post: In December, Universal Pictures hired Jonathan Herman to write the latest draft of the N.W.A. biopic that F. Gary Gray is attached to direct, with former ... (more)
50 Cent Left Dr. Dre's Label, But They Still Have A New Single Coming
On Thursday, the G-Unit juggernaut, announced his split with Eminem's Shady Records , Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.