Thursday Jul 17
River Front Times
Rap-Metal Is Back...and It's Actually Good
Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original.
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Tue Jul 15, 2014
Trailer for Jay-Z's Made In America documentary details process of...
'It's a bigger idea than just a concert': Trailer for Jay-Z's Made In America documentary details process of putting together his epic music festival The concert event may have happened two years ago, but the very first Budweiser Made In America is about to get the big screen treatment.
River Front Times
Hip-Hop Did Not Begin How You Think It Did
To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs.
Today in Rock: July 15
On this day in 1966 Klaus Voorman is released from his NEMS contract by Epstein so that he can join Manfred Mann as bassist.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Urban Music News Network
Hip Hop Star DMC Releases New Single With Grammy Blues Artist
What happens when you put a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Hip-Hop Icon with a Grammy Award-Winning Blues legend together on one song? The answer is "NEXT LEVEL"! Masterminded by Super Producer Sonix The Mad Scientist the track is the perfect blend of blazing Blues Harmonica, mighty rap and Sonix' hard-hitting unique sound.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
National Public Radio
Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'
The rapper born Jeffrey Atkins was raised by his mother in Hollis, Queens. For the boy who would become Ja Rule, the neighborhood represented a duality: crime, drugs and violence were common, but so were the intoxicating sound and culture of hip-hop.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Is Big Smo For Real? a Q&a With the Self-Proclaimed...
A&E's latest reality star? A country rapper named Big Smo. Real name John Smith, the 39-year-old Unionville, Tenn., native falls somewhere between Colt Ford and Bubba Sparxxx.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
I4U Future Technology News
Music Midtown's Headlining Line Up: Eminem, Jack White, Lorde and Zac Brown
Music Midtown in Atlanta will feature Eminem , Jack White , Lorde, Lana Del Ray, iggy Azaela, and Run DMC.
The Village Voice
Hip Hop Did Not Begin the Way You Think It Did
MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. That is, until Sugar Hill Gang put out "Rapper's Delight" in 1979.
Run DMC Adidas spot named best music ad of all time
Adidas's "my Adidas" ad from 1985 featuring music by Run DMC has topped the list of the greatest ads of all time featuring music, according to a study.