Monthly Archives: April 2012
Sounds like the Wiz I use to know. The first single off his second album, O.N.I.F.C., set for a late August release.
Listen to the track below
Wale remixes the Diplo produced track, which originally featured Big Sean. It almost can be considered a “Bad Boy” remix featuring the CEO himself, Diddy, French Montana, and former Bad Boy member Ma$e. Yes, Ma$e, who supposedly gave up hip-hop to pursue religious beliefs but came back with G-Unit to not see him again until now. In the song he mentions “MMG recruited“. Will we see more from Ma$e????
Listen to the track below.
Frank gives the world a different version of the great ballad, “American Wedding”, which originally was recorded on The Eagles’ “Hotel California”. After one of The Eagles threatened to sue Ocean for not being authorized to use the track, Frank tweeted “I guess if I play it at Coachella, it’ll cost me a couple hundred racks”. This version is not too bad either.
Go behind the scenes of Drake’s latest video “HYFR” featuring the CEO, Lil’ Wayne directed by Little X. Drake gets in touch with his Jewish side by experiencing a re- Bar Mitzvah. This looked like too much fun!
Roc Nation artist Rita Ora drops the visual to her first U.S. single. The video looks extremely fun, but I’m still not sold on the talent. I look forward to hearing more work, mostly because Jay-Z saw the talent, so it’s got to be there.
Fabolous gets creative with his latest visual, giving both iPhone and Blackberry users their shine with the icons. This is one of the premier tracks off of There Is No Competition: Death Comes in 3s.
A$AP delivers his first single off of his debut album, Long.Live.A$AP set for a July release. Hit-Boy, the genuis behind the beat for “Niggas In Paris”, assist A$AP for this mellow track. Take a listen below. Read the rest of this entry
Coachella had so many artist, I’m sure you couldn’t catch them all. Here’s The Weeknd’s set. Enjoy!
People are still talking about the Tupac hologram that performed with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella Music Festival. This performance will probably continue to be talked about until the end of time. MTV talks to the creator of the hologram:
“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that created the hologram. It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life. You can take their likenesses and voice and … take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it. The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. “I can’t say how much that event cost, but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around the world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country,”
If you haven’t seen the performance check it out here!