Las Vegas’ The Mash-Up King has provided us with a cheeky, phenomenal re-rub on Armin van Buuren’s ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ on this weekend workday week. Retaining much of AVB’s Original (plus Trevor Guthrie’s vocals and Hard Rock Sofa’s stems), The Mash-Up King goes for the jugular on an extraordinary single release. Equally as exciting as Wrestlemania XXIX happening later this evening, The Mash-Up King’s bootleg is da-bomb! Tracklisting for ‘ The Mash-Up King : Springer Break Mixtape ’ - click HERE . [...]
Las Vegas' The Mash-Up King has provided us with a cheeky, phenomenal re-rub on Armin van Buuren's 'This Is What It Feels Like' on this weekend workday week. Retaining much of AVB's Original (plus Trevor Guthrie's vocals and Hard Rock Sofa's stems), The Mash-Up King goes for the jugular on an extraordinary single release. Equally [...]
According to the Forbes Rich List for 2012 , Dr. Dre topped the charts as the highest earning musician with an income of $110 million last year. The rapper and music producer, who trumped Pink Floyd star Roger Walters and Elton John to reach top billing, owes the financial accolade largely to the success of his Beats by DRE headphones range, which accounted for a large chunk of his annual paycheck. Dr. Dre’s hi-tech headphones, with their iconic ‘b’ logo, have become an A-list accessory, with celebrities like Eminen, Snoop Dogg, Katie Holmes, Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney [...]
Everyone knows Ice Cube. Whether you’re almost 40 and learned proper etiquette from his unfiltered early albums or age 18 and grew up watching the West Coast icon in his [...] The post The Primer: 10 Ice Cube Songs Everyone Should Know appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Prior to Saturday night, My Bloody Valentine hadn't released an album in 21 years. Here's what music was like when Loveless was released way back in 1991: Tyler, the Creator was born Justin Timberlake turned 11 Jack White turned 16 Whitney Houston sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl New Kids on the Block headlined the Super Bowl Halftime show [...]
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Another win for hip-hop today, as Public Enemy finds there way into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. PE beat out N.W.A. and Kraftwerk for a nomination, and they join a list of highly regarded rockers like Rush, Albert King, Donna Summers, Randy Newman and more. Public Enemy have been recognized for their numerous contributions to music, including their groundbreaking 1988 release, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back . [ via ]
Xzibit - Napalm Open Bar Entertainment: 2012 First off let me apologize to Andrew for getting this in a week late. The past 168 hours—at the time of writing this—were cannibalized by work, the woman, and of course Kendrick (and to a lesser extent Bodega Bamz’ tape). Secondly, let’s get straight to the point; Mr. X-to-the-Z’s seventh studio album Napalm (and first in six years) is surprisingly good. In the late '90s, Xzibit was one of the most promising rappers to emerge out of the West Coast underground scene that was [...]
Hip hop has always been strongly influence by illicit substances. Perhaps due to its origin as a culture of struggle (and ghettos being one of several circles in our society where drugs have a high profile presence), or a myriad of other reasons, MCs, producers and DJs have been crafting songs both extolling and vilifying the effects of unlawful substances for decades. No other substance has had the biggest impact on hip hop than cocaine and its derivatives. During the crack-cocaine epidemic, drug money was fueling fledgling rap labels, superstars were getting high, and the neighborhoods many of them came from [...]
Seminal rap groups Public Enemy and N.W.A. and electronic pioneers Kraftwerk highlight a potential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class that suggests a further expansion of the parameters for music's hallowed hall. The rest of 20132s finalists includes rock bands Deep Purple, Rush, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Heart, blues artists Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Albert King, funk mainstays The Meters, disco titans Donna Summer and Chic, and Motown group The Marvelettes. The induction of the top five vote-getting acts will take place on April 18th, 2013, with votes [...]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for 2013, and the group might just be the most diverse yet. The acts that have been selected this time around include many that don't fit traditional definitions of "rock and roll" - including not only hip hop groups like Public Enemy and N.W.A., but also Kraftwerk, who the Guardian notes would be "the first all-synthesiser group to join the assorted grizzled legends of the Hall of Fame." Also on the list are Chic and Donna Summer, who were nominated but not inducted in [...]
Kraftwerk at MoMA in April ( more by Greg Cristman ) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2013 nominees: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, The Meters, Randy Newman, NWA, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer . For the first time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning [...]
Filed under: News , Rock Hall Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images Rush , Deep Purple , Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join returnees Heart , Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman , Donna Summer and Kraftwerk among the 15 artists vying for entry. [...]
It appears that two seminal hip-hop acts—Public Enemy and N.W.A—just might make their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That is, of course, if the some 600 artists, music historians, and members of the HoF vote for the two groups to be inducted. They have some mighty big competition, as the likes of Rush, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, and Kraftwerk are all viable for entry, too. I get the feeling Summer will get a look given her passing earlier this year while, personally, I hope Kraftwerk gets in as soon [...]
Pioneering rap outfits N.W.A. and Public Enemy , electronic music innovators Kraftwerk , rock stalwarts Joan Jett and the Blackhearts , progressive rock titans Rush , and disco queen Donna Summer are among the final nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. Also up for enshrinement are spacey prog rock outfit Deep Purple , piano man Randy Newman , funk band The Meters , disco group Chic , FM rock band Heart , Paul Butterfield Blues Band , bluesman [...]
I originally wanted to make a mix of music inspired by California about six months back when I moved to The Bay Area from Minnesota, but shit got hectic & I got lazy. I moved out to Cali because I wanted to get into the music/tech scene and Minnesota just wasn't cutting it. Well, I've been in & out of some pretty cool creative companies since, but still haven't landed a permanent job. Especially at the one company that actually drove me out here (quite literally), SoundCloud. My attempts to get SoundCloud's [...]
Click here to see songs 100-51. ______________________________ ____________________________ 50. Pavement - "Summer Babe (Winter Version)" Slanted and Enchanted , 1992 Pavement were never dressed for success. On Slanted and Enchanted , they sounded like they haven’t done laundry in years. Even now it’s hard to tell whether ”Summer Babe (Winter Version)” is a ne’er-do-well savant stroke of genius or a calculated masterpiece disguised in ripped acid-washed jeans. But it’s proof that three [...]
NWA Fuck The Police (Video) Sorry I haven’t been posting, I was in jail for going 78 in a 65. Nevada is a worthless state that should be burned to the ground and made into a better state like Oregon or Vermont. Once I’m caught up, I’ll be back. For now, here’s a classic that I’ve been listening to a lot lately.
Ten Greatest Rap Groups Of All Time What makes a great rap group? To me a great rap group must have a few of these essential ingredients: Quality production, poignant lyrics, and unique personalities and off course chemistry below is a list of LYFSTYL’s 10 favourite Rap Groups of All-Time in no particular order. Wu-Tang Clan Members: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah [...]
#10. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory #9. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full #8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton #7. Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous #6. Kanye West - College Dropout #5. Dr. Dre - The Chronic #4. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle [...]