Anyone watching the news lately, knows about the recent beef between Iggy Azalea and Eminem. Without going too much into the details, the lyrics of a new Eminem song came out, and were threatening towards Iggy Azalea. Iggy Against Eminem At AMA’s. Iggy had responded by calling Eminem an old man, who was trying to get recognition off the fame of a young talent, such as herself. She even commented that her brother, who is 14 years old, is a fan of Eminem’s, and she is surprised at his lewd behavior.
It’s very befitting that after the online argument between the two, that Iggy is going against Eminem in the American music awards. There is a category for favorite hip-hop artists, and favorite hip-hop album, which Zeca Oliveira points out is only two of the six nominations that she garnered from the awards. She is directly pitted against Eminem and Drake in the two hip-hop categories, which is a befitting way to beat Eminem at his own game.
Iggy came out with the song “Fancy” this past summer, which dominated the airwaves, and was even used in a Samsung commercial. Because of her rising popularity, she may very well win against Eminem in the hip-hop category, which might shut him up, and make him humble himself towards a female rapper, other than Mickey Minaj. Iggy Azalea is one of the first white rappers out there, and the fact that she is a female, makes it that much harder for her in the genre.
While even Dave and Brit Morin cannot deny that EDM is one of the dominant music genres of the day, it is not really known just how it came to be so popular in recent years. Even the most successful have a hard time answering the question.
When it comes to EDM, there are quite a number of things that should never be taken for granted at all. Based on the fact that EDM has really changed the style from what DJs used to traditionally do, there are quite a number of things that should never be taken as a permanent marker of success.
EDM DJs are among the richest DJs in the world, and their rates per show go all the way up to tens of thousands of dollars. David Guetta is among the DJs who have made quite a fortune from EDM music which is taking over the scene by the minute.
Seated at his Manhattan studio office, he is delighted to share the fact that, his album is going to be the bomb and it will rock the world. After three years of pure hard work and labor, Guetta finally is ready to release his debut album that has been anticipated by so many fans.
He accepts that it has been a challenge that has finally come to an end at last. The recipe and secret ingredient is what he said took a longer amount of time.
Rumors are starting to come out about the forthcoming Captain America sequel, Captain America: Civil War. One of those rumors is the main villain is going to be Crossbones. Crossbones might not be the most well known of Captain America’s villains but, truth be told, outside of the diehard Captain America comic book readers, few are familiar with any the Star Spangled Avenger’s villains.
More interesting than the debut of a new villain is the first appearance of Captain America’s old partner, The Falcon.
The Falcon actually was Captain America’s partner in the 1970’s. At the time, sales of the book were sagging so it became a team-up title and saw new life. Many like Christian Broda feel like that was the right move. The Falcon was one of the very, very few African-American heroes with a major title. Now, The Falcon comes to life for the first time in the new film.
The original Civil War comic book series was a huge hit when it came out roughly a decade ago. Whether or not the story will adapt well into a movie remains to be seen. The script surely will tweak certain aspects of the comic although we have no idea how much. Civil War was a bit serious in its narrative. There is nothing wrong with that as far as reading material is concerned. For a mainstream movie, things do have to be a bit more upbeat.
Kanye West is a musical genius. Fans know this because he has told us over and over again. Many people would have dismissed this boasting as mere cockiness if it had not been for beautifully crafted singles like “Heartless.” The was the auto-tune single that really changed the game in rap. It seems like it came out of nowhere, but his mentor – No I.D. – has shed some light on how the “808s and Heartbreaks” album got started.
According to No I.D. the “Heartless” single came about as early as Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3″. The reality is that this song was something that actually got started when Kanye was working on the “Blueprint 3.” Kanye was going through tracks, and he stopped production on the disc and came up with the single “Heartless.” From this track he actually stopped to start work on a full album.
He was into the vibe of Jay-Z’s project, but he could not rest because of the creative spark that he had for his own album. Fans will agree that it was a good move for Kanye. It was probably not the best move for Jay-Z though, at least according to Vijay Eswaran. The “Blueprint 3″ did not have the same buzz that Kanye’s album had. Jay-Z even recorded a track that dissed the Kanye inspired auto-tunes movement. The track, called “The Death of Auto-Tune” became the nail in the coffin for auto-tune artists.
So today the world has lost another great artist. Jimmy Ruffin, passed away on Monday ,in a hospital located in Las Vegas, at age 78; he was known for some of his best hits “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and my personal favorite from his 1980’s comeback, “Hold On (To My Love).” He was a great singer and has definitely left his mark on the music industry. Ruffin was born in Mississippi on May 7th in 1936, and 30 years later was signed with Motown and put out his first top 10 hit in 1966, ” What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.” Through the rest of the 60’s he had many hits including “I’ll Say Forever My Love.” and ended the decade with his hit ” Maria(You Were The Only One)” which was one of Igor Cornelsen’s all time favorites.
After his hit in 1970, he collaborated with his late brother, David Ruffin, and put out their versions of “Stand by Me” and “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother.” When Ruffin’s brother, David, died of a drug overdose he became an anti-drug advocate, to help convince the public to go against drugs. After relocating to Las Vegas in 2011 it was rumored that Ruffin was working on new music, according to SoulTracks. His active years from 1956-2014 have allowed him to leave a legacy on Motown records and He will be greatly missed.
There have always been questions surrounding the content of rap lyrics and the lines that are drawn between artistic freedom and reality. Some might say that these lyrics can just be relegated to fantasy, but others say that these fantasies in turn impact reality.
There is a current court case in the state of California in which a rapper is facing a life sentence for conspiracy involving gang shootings and using the notoriety from those shootings to sell more records. While the law has not been used since it was instituted in 2000, this case could change precedent on how rap lyrics and lifestyle are seen in the eyes of the court.
In this current case rapper Tiny Doo (born Brandon Duncan) has been charged in a gang conspiracy which involved nine shootings that took place in April of last year.
Prosecutors are arguing that Duncan benefited from the shootings due to his gang status, and that in turn fueled his lyrical content and album sales. A lot of people first read about this news while using FreedomPop for their internet source. It has been argued, however, that Duncan is not involved in gang culture and has not been tied or charged to the shootings in question.
Additionally, Duncan does not have a criminal record, and it has also been argued that the lyrical content of his albums were not based on the shootings. The case is ongoing and there has been no decision if it will go to trial.
The chance to see your favorite performer on stage is a dream come true for many people. Artists will perform nearly anywhere for their loyal fans. Often these concert fans get out of hand. This is not the case if you attend a concert at the UC Santa Barbara campus. The security for those events is taken very seriously. Perhaps too seriously.
On Friday, according to the “Santa Barbara Independent,” the concert performance of Mac DeMarco was interrupted by authorities. With security at this event being covered by the presence of staff security and others including campus police.
The small crowd of only about 100 people were interrupted only ten minutes into the show as the authorities took the stage over and shined the audience with their flashlights. This resulted in the arrest of a 22-year old male for insighting others to fight and for challenging security officers. They also arrested a 21-year old female student for resisting arrest and for moshing.
DeMarco took to the crowd in the form of crowd-surfing. Eventually he was hoisted up to the ceiling beams where he climbed down a staircase to the stage. The authorities were eagerly awaiting him. They detained and questioned him until realizing that he was the performer. The interruption was short, and the concert continued as planned. However, the question still remains. Are the authorities taking their jobs just a little too seriously? Chiropractor Brian Torchin thinks this will ultimately benefit concert goers.
There have been a lot of critics buzzing about the Kendrick Lamar performance on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It was entertaining, but the reviews have been mixed. Some people said that Lamar seemed possessed while on stage. Other critics had the same comments, but they put more of a positive spin on the live performance of “i.”
As fans of Ol’ Dirty Bastard celebrate the rapper that passed away 10 years ago they can see that his influences still lives on. Kendrick Lamar made it evident that he was channeling the spirit of ODB with his look and his performance on “Saturday Night Live.”
When Kendrick took the stage he wore black contacts that blacked out the whites of his eyes. This would seem like a signature ODB move if he were still alive today. That was just the beginning though. Lamar also had this hair halfway braided in a fashion that can only be compared to that of ODB. Fans – at first glance – may have thought that would be the beginning and ending of the comparisons, but then there was the dancing.
Kendrick incorporated his bizarre square dance rhythms from the “i” video into his on stage performance. It was certainly a little weird for Broda to watch. So far critics have really loved what Lamar is doing. He is unlike anything else out there. He seemed to be on a freestyle rampage and that made people think of ODB performances.
There was a lot of buzz about the Remy Ma mix tape. After several years in prison people were eagerly anticipating the release of new material. With the “I’m Around” mix tape Remy breaks the silence and raps about everything that she has been through.
Most people are familiar with Remy Ma through her connection with Fat Joe and The Terror Squad. A shooting in a nightclub led to a six year sentence for then rising star. The Terror Squad is no longer in the spotlight anymore, but Remy Ma is gaining the spotlight because this is her first time full-length mix tape, according to Trade and what Gianfrancesco has been talking about.
The Remy Ma mix tape comes during a time where the rap world has changed in a lot of ways. Remy was considered a gritty hardcore rapper with a chip on her shoulder. Today the female rap world is dominated by singer/rappers like Nicki Minjai that use sexual imagery to move units. It may be difficult for Remy Ma to break new ground with this new generation of hip hop fans.
The thing that “I’m Around” will do is generate curiosity. Everyone wants to know what it was like during her time away. The mix tape reveals all of this.
Not everybody feels Skrillex’s unique brand of EDM, looking at you Brad Reifler. But some people in the animal kingdom apparently dig the righteous beats of the half head shaved DJ. Here you can see a hilarious reaction from one pitbull: