By now, D’Angelo is a far-fetched memory of “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” hell, you might not even know who he is because you weren’t even born when my dude was making all the ladies lay down (your mom included) – that’s how long he’s been out of the game. But after 15 years he’s back with his brand new, highly anticipated album Black Messiah and it’s like he never left us. Nothing has changed either, (more…)
Undoubtedly one of the coolest job’s out there is occupying the roll of a DJ; you get to rock the best clubs in the world, watch hot chicks dance every night and get paid a nice sum of money to do it. Forbes just put together a list of the world’s highest-paid DJ’s out on the market today. It’s kind of amazing that these guys get paid so much for playing other people’s music, but hey, (more…)
Since Flying Lotus makes most of the bumper music for Comedy Central’s Adult Swim, it was only right for him to release a tripped-out visual for his upcoming album titled You’re Dead!. The video previews the tracks that are expected to be on the album, which will include features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat and more. Check the video above for some tripped-out, cartoon-like visuals.
Amassing a vinyl collection bigger than anything you would even know what to do with, a Brazilian bus magnate named Zero Freitas is buying up all of the vinyl in the world. Yes, the world. Freitas recently let The New York Times in on his “little” stash he has housed in 25,000 sq.ft. warehouse where college interns are cataloging the records as we speak. He’s bought the inventories of old record shops going out of business, (more…)
According to our 13 Summer Music Festivals You Can Still Attend, Lollapalooza is already upon us. This year’s lineup is pretty solid and if you aren’t able to attend that’s completely okay. Thanks to our good friend the Internet, a live stream will be available for the whole entire weekend thanks to Red Bull. Chicago’s Grant Park will definitely be jammed pack for performances by Eminem, Outkast, Lorde, Kings of Leon and much more. Be sure (more…)
It’s almost August, which means some music festivals are coming to a close while others are just about to get started. We thought it’d be nice of us to compile a list of 13 Summer Music Festivals You Can Still Attend. Some of them are well into September, but who said summer ends in August? We’re still well into summer mode by the time September rolls around and you should be too.
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There are very few musical artists that I highly anticipate anything from. It’s not that I don’t listen to a lot of music, because I do, it’s just that music is so accessible these days that it’s almost too accessible (if that makes sense). Your John Lennon’s, Jimi Hendrix’s, Michael Jackson’s, Biggie’s and Tupac’s are certainly a rare find these days (if found at all) and it could be for a number of reasons. Of course (more…)
Said to be “the next Rap Genius,” TheRapTest.com was created by Danny Friday and Josh Indig to test your knowledge of hip-hop. It’s very simple. Go to the website, choose the hip-hop artist you think you know the most about (Tupac, Kanye, Eminem, Kendrick + more) an it will run through a series of questions about that artist, once you pass that round it’s on to a harder more complex level. If you think you have (more…)
Top Dawg Entertainment came out of nowhere to start leading the West Coast and the music of hip-hop into a different era and a different state of mind. Thankfully lyricism through their artists like Kendrick Lamar and SchoolBoy Q played a huge roll and have led them to release full-length albums, topping hip-hop charts and building dedicated fan-bases like no other. Now, the next artist out of the TDE camp, and another full-length album to add (more…)
While I was up past my bedtime last night I was able to catch Black Thought of The Roots Crew bust a flow about Harry Potter on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Pretty unusual to say the least, but Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter claims to be a huge fan of the Potter books and his freestyle definitely seems to show that. Check the video above to take a listen and you know we don’t post (more…)
In only it’s third year, Jay Z and Budweiser’s Made in America Festival is in full force for two cities -Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The lineup has been set for both shows and they are going to be HUGE. Both shows will run simultaneously on Labor Day weekend 2014 with headlining acts coming from Kanye West and Kings of Leon in Philadelphia, while John Mayer and Imagine Dragons headline on the other side of the country (more…)
An interesting way of getting your favorite band or musician to play in your hometown comes in the form of Rabbl. The social booking platform was designed for musicians to connect with their fans and vice versa. It basically works with a band creating a Rabbl, setting a goal of the number of tickets it needs to sell in order to play the show, then fans can vote by reserving a ticket to this potential show. (more…)
The King of Pop might be laying peacefully in a grave, but that hasn’t stopped him from dropping new albums. Michael Jackson’s posthumous XSCAPE album is now streaming one week before its official release date and it’s really not all that bad. I mean, nothing can ever compare to his greatest hits of the 80’s and 90’s, but we just have to accept what they had to work with. The new album includes both reworked songs (more…)
While new subscription services tend to pop-up every month, Vinyl Me, Please has to be our newest favorite. Request an invite to the new subscription-based service, and if you’re cool enough to get it you’ll be receiving one vinyl record per month paired with a custom cocktail recipe and a limited edition art print inspired by the record. Not only a good way to fill your empty shelves with vinyl, but it’s also the perfect excuse (more…)