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Musical 'Holler if Ya Hear Me' related to Tupac bombs on Broadway

New York City - After a rocky start the musical "Holler if Ya Hear Me" has failed on Broadway. The public simply was not interested in hearing a different take on the music of Tupac Shakur.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Iggy Azalea breaks Billboard record with 'Fancy'

Rapper Iggy Azalea spends her sixth consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her single "Fancy," and she shatters a record doing so.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Don't Try This At Home: Meet Queens rapper Heartbreak Julio Special

New York - Born in Flushing, New York in 1987, Queens emcee Heartbreak Julio has been vying for hip-hop's world title since his friend Donnie Dozens schooled him to the game at the young age of 15.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

Rapper Phife releases '#dearDilla' in honor of J Dilla

New York - A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg paid tribute to his late friend J Dilla Tuesday when he dropped the song "#dearDilla."
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Rapper Dan Bull takes us through 5,000 years of human achievement

Dan Bull, with all the grace of a hardcore poet, releases another awing installation of his Epic Rap series with his new song, "Civilization."
In the Media by Cameron Christner

Jay-Z leads Grammy nominations with 9

After award nominations are handed, out come the stories of snubs and misses. However, with the Grammys, can one really tell?
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Video: Woman describes knife attack by Golden Dawn supporters

A young Greek woman describes a knife attack in the street on the day after anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, was murdered by Golden Dawn supporters. Her crime was wearing an anti-fascist T-shirt.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Shady Records launches Shady Films

Detroit - Eminem's Shady Records has officially announced a major expansion of their label as they will be now be venturing into film production with Shady Films.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Chris Brown: 'Jay-Z stabbed somebody, sold drugs, gets a pass'

During a candid interview with JET Magazine, R&B singer Chris Brown spoke about a variety of topics including Jay-Z's stabbing of Lance "Un" Rivera and selling drugs. He also speaks on Trayvon Martin and Rihanna.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments

Rapper Eminem debuts new song 'Survival'

A sneak preview of Eminem's new hit song "Survival" can be heard playing in the background of the Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer trailer.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

Memoirs of a Cobra: My interview with Queens rapper, G-Code420 Special

New York - Through my love of hip-hop, I've met some pretty amazing and interesting people along the way. Queens rapper, G-Code420, has been a friend for about two years now. He is a man with a vision, a dream, and one of the most unique styles I've heard.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Rapper Wiz Khalifa says rap & religion should 'remain separate'

In a recent interview with Al Lindstrom, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa shared his opinion on the role of religious themes in hip-hop music.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Toronto hip-hop MC releases video featuring his rapping mom

Toronto rapper Abdominal released this week a video from his new album, but this isn't a normal music video with just tight rhymes and metaphors. He invited his 66-year-old mom to guest-rap on the ode to motherhood.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Jay-Z releases new song 'Open Letter'

"Y'all gonna learn today" that Hova isn't one to hold back his feelings. The rapper opened up about a slew of topics with his new controversial new song "Open Letter."
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Rapper Lil Wayne admits he is epileptic

Grammy award-winning rapper Lil Wayne admitted he is an epileptic and recently had three back-to-back seizures which he attributed to lack of rest and stress.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Q-Tip plans studio time with A Tribe Called Quest members

Austin - After a 15-year break, Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest might be reuniting even though each member said it wasn't going to happen.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

50 Cent says hip-hop has become 'this little hipster thing'

In a recent interview with HYPETRAK, rapper 50 Cent divulged his thoughts that what was once cool and popular in HipHop has changed.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Video: DJ Lubel raps about being rejected by all The Women Of LA

Los Angeles - A video by DJ Lubel in which he laments that he has been rejected by all the women in LA has gone viral online. If you are alone tonight on St. Valentine's Day, take solace in the fact that you really aren't alone. You've got DJ Lubel for company.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Rapper Ice Cube says 'Last Friday' is coming after his next album

Rapper/actor Ice Cube revealed recently that the fourth installment of the "Friday" movie series, "Last Friday" is n the works. Cube also revealed that the script has just been turned in, but production won't begin until after he drops his newest album.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

NBA all-star Kevin Durant raps in new song with Stephen Jackson

Last year's NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant guest-raps on a new hip-hop track by Stephen Jackson, a forward with the San Antonio Spurs. "Lonely at the Top" features the hook "haters gonna hate, but we gonna celebrate."
In the Media by David Silverberg

'Gangnam Style' starts war of words between South Korea and Japan

South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" caught the world's imagination from Paris to PA. but across the East Sea/Sea of Japan stern words were exchanged. South Koreans are miffed that in Japan ‘Gangnam Style’ merely seems to be bubbling under.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Cadence Weapon finds hope and inspiration Special

Montreal - Rollie Pemberton - aka rapper Cadence Weapon - is the former poet laureate of Edmonton, Alberta. Kicking off his North American tour Thursday, he reveals his love of New York radio, existential philosophy, and -yes - Randy Newman.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

American Music Awards reveal nominees as it enters 40th year

Los Angeles - The 40th anniversary of The American Music Awards has arrived. No, not quite, the nominations have been announced, and thus, this question can now be asked.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Rapper Kwayzar, 83, brags, 'I Can Still Do It'

Rapper Kwayzar delights with his brand of "politically driven Cyber Rap," as he calls it. His first single "I Can Still Do it," is going viral online. Stanley Jerry Hoffman (a.k.a Rapper Kwayzar) assures ladies, he's still got his mojo working at 83.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Edgar Weltens: making music with a meaning Special

Mijas - Edgar Weltens is a talented musician and song-writer, making music that tells a story and has a real meaning. This article introduces both Edgar and his new rap song, "Stop the Poison".
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Kanye West's L.A. home robbed

Los Angeles - The home of hiphop star Kanye West was recently robbed while he was on tour in the UK, TMZ reports. It's not certain if anything was stolen by the burglars still on the run.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Video: Sam 'Blowfish' Blyveis raps high school graduation speech

Samuel "Blowfish" Blyveis, a graduating senior of the St. Joseph High School Class of 2012, rapped his graduation speech in a song titled, “How You Get Through High School.”
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Op-Ed: Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch dead at 47, hip-hop loses a legend

Hip-hop fans should be blasting Licensed to Ill at full volume today to honour the influence of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, who died today from cancer at 47. Known as MCA, Yauch's impact on hip-hop will not be soon forgotten.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Tupac 'hologram' may go on tour

Indio - Tupac Shakur appeared at Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California Sunday. The iconic rapper "performed" two of his hits, "Hail Mary" and "2 Of Amerikas Most Wanted" on stage with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Obama's 2012 campaign playlist released on Spotify, rap excluded

Washington - President Barack Obama has released his campaign playlist. The list includes 29 songs from a wide variety of artistes representing different genres, including ELO, Al Green, Wilco, Jennifer Hudson, and oldies such as Aretha Franklin's "The Weight."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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