Filed under: The Hit List HENRY DILTZ, AFP/Getty Images When Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival debuted in 1954, audience members sat in neat rows of folding chairs and applauded politely for acts like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet. Six years later, fans were so anxious to get into the festival, a riot occurred as ticket-less music lovers stormed the gates during a Ray Charles set, prompting a visit from the National Guard. [...]
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It looks like Tupac's estate is making some major moves, as they are under new management and they have plans of releasing a ton of music. The management company is called Jampol Artist Management and they will have control of everything from posthumous releases to merchandising and licensing. His mother, Afeni Shakur, had this to say about the move: "I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to [...]
Due to his unparalleled work ethic, Tupac Shakur recorded hundreds of hours of material before his untimely death in 1996. Since then, seven albums have been released and it's always [...] The post Get Your Hard Drives Ready! Previously Unreleased Tupac Music Is On The Way! appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Filed under: Video , Exclusive Christopher Polk, Getty Images Should artists' careers continue after they die? That's the question the fine folks behind CBS' Jukebox Jury put to freelance music writer Devon Maloney and I a few weeks ago. Devon, who contributes to Spinner and is wrong about everything she says here, argues that posthumous careers are a good thing. I, the Editor of Spinner and a person of great knowledge, argue against her, [...]
Tupac, seen here with five fresh bullet holes in his body, a night after this picture was forever burned into Hip-Hop's memory bank. Unbeknownst to Pac or anyone else at [...] The post PoV: A Moment Of Solitude For Tupac appeared first on The Smoking Section .
9 times out of 10 in a heated hip-hop debate, there are 2 names you'll always hear: Biggie and Tupac . It's crazy to acknowledge that two of the most influential men in hip-hop history never made it past the age of 25 yet left legacies influential enough to be sought after and embraced to this day. With albums like "All Eyez On Me" and "Ready To Die" still getting rotation years after their debut, fans still yearn to know more about these artists who remain as relevant today as [...]
A couple of weeks back, we surveyed some fascinating conspiracy theories about literary characters, pondering everything from whether The Great Gatsby' s Nick Carraway was gay to whether Dorothy was a witch all along. We're generally not big believers in conspiracy theories, but if nothing else, they do make for amusing reading, and the whole literary characters idea has got us thinking about similar whisperings from other parts of the pop cultural spectrum... like these ones, for instance, which hail from a place where truth is often stranger than fiction: the music industry! Click through and read [...]
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This was unexpected, to the very least. The lead single from Quinten Tarintino's upcoming Django Unchained features a blend of Mr. Shakur's "Untouchable" with the Godfather Of Soul's "Big Payback." [...] The post Tupac Feat. James Brown - "Unchained (The Big Payback)" appeared first on The Smoking Section .
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Sixteen years ago Monday, Hip-Hop was still attempting to grasp its collective brain around having its most controversial and troubled enigma silenced in exactly the manner he predicted his entire [...] The post The iPod Shuffle - Tupac's "Hold Ya Head" appeared first on The Smoking Section .
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That brain-melting, slightly off-putting resurrection of Tupac Shakur at Coachella nearly caused the internet to malfunction, but even that immense level of buzz wasn't enough to save the creators of Hologram Tupac from bankruptcy . Digital Domain Media Group — the special effects company behind Holo-Pac — has filed for Chapter 11. The hologram reportedly cost a couple hundred thousand dollars, so perhaps Dr. Dre knew something we all didn't know when he shot down the idea [...]
Just hours away from what will be the 16th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's last breath in a Las Vegas hospital, the company who revived the musical icon in the hologram [...] The post The Company Who Brought Us Hologram Tupac Files For Bankruptcy appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Did You Hear? :: Following the unlikely return of 98 Degrees , boy band nostalgia reached a fever pitch when The Wanted united with New Kids on the Block at the Mixtape Festival to perform "Glad You Came." Which is fine by us, as long as 5ive stays back at the turn of the century where they belong. [ Popdust ] :: Rita Ora claims it was [...]
Pint-sized diva Willow Smith posted on her Instagram account a very personal letter that she wrote several years ago to the late Tupac Shakur who might have dated her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith. The 11-year-old singer scribbled on the paper that she like many conspiracy theorists believes that the famous East Coast rapper is alive and [...] Willow Smith's Tupac Shakur Open Letter Raises Questions is a post from: RnB Music Blog
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