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Iron Solomon

Iron Solomonby Kazeem Famuyide, hiphopwired.com
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RZA's 10-Step Guide to Transition From Hip-Hop to Hollywood

RZA's 10-Step Guide to Transition From Hip-Hop to Hollywoodby Natelege Whaley, theboombox.com
October 29th 2012 1:30 PM
RZA never stops training for greatness. Almost 20 years after creating the game-changing, trademark sound on Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the producer-turned-director is on the brink of releasing his first full-length feature film, "The Man With the Iron Fists." "If I was to compare this work I would compare this to me making 36 Chambers," he tells The BoomBox of the Kung Fu-inspired action flick. "That's how confident and pleased I am with the outcome of this film and I think it's the start of something beautiful."Of course, sitting in the director's chair didn't happen overnight. RZA, who also has the leading role in the movie, has been preparing for this moment since he was a young kid, growing up in Staten Island, N.Y. He'd watch Kung Fu movies religiously, which eventual…

Prince Tears Roof Off Sayers Club at Secret Hollywood Show | Billboard

Prince Tears Roof Off Sayers Club at Secret Hollywood Show | Billboardby DJ Skee, billboard.com
October 27th 2012 11:00 AM
Prince played a surprise show in Los Angeles on Thursday night -- and Billboard correspondent DJ Skee was there. Below, his inside look at an intimate night with the Purple one.It all started when someone whispered to me, asking if I wanted to check out Prince's secret show. Despite my typical allergy towards Hollywood events, feeling a little sick, and being jet-lagged after coming back from the presidential debate in Boca Raton, I didn't even have to think before my mouth opened and screamed yes. I mean, it's Prince, or whatever he prefers to go by now since modern keyboards don't have a symbol for the symbol, so I didn't have an option, right? I would have regretted it the rest of my life.To set the stage, a month ago in Las Vegas, the biggest moment of the massive iHeartRadio music festival, that I was also the DJ for, was when Prince came ou…

Celebs Unite for Music Video In Support of President Obama [VIDEO]

Celebs Unite for Music Video In Support of President Obama [VIDEO]by Neha Prakash, mashable.com
October 26th 2012
See Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GOwfCSiuGgNe-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield and other well known artists have come together to move this country forward. The singers have produced a song and video in support of re-electing President Obama.Though the video is not sponsored by the official campaign, it still mirrors the incumbent's 2012 campaign slogan — Forward. It's a sequel to 2008′s celebrity-driven, "Yes We Can." Like "Yes We Can," "Forward" is executive produced by Fred Goldring,SEE ALSO: Listen to the Sequel to 'Yes We Can' for the 2012 Obama Campaign
Shot in black and white, the video incorporates the words of Obama throughout the song."I have never been more hopeful about America," Obama says.The video shows everyday people, teachers, teenagers, businessmen, kids and grandmothers, coming together and rallying …

Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr.by NPR Staff, npr.org
October 25th 2012
It's been a while since pop-music writers have heaped praise on a blues guitarist as the next big thing. But that's what's happened with Gary Clark Jr., who's just put out his first full-length album on a major label. It's called Blak and Blu.While the album is new, Clark is not. In fact, he might be the worst-kept, best secret in Austin, Texas. Clark, 28, spent his early teens playing blues clubs in the vibrant 6th Street music scene of downtown Austin, learning from — and impressing — blues legends along the way."I was 14 years old when I first played an Austin club," Clark tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "I was hanging out with a friend of mine for her birthday; she wanted to go to this blues bar. They were having this blues jam, and she was like, 'You should get up on stage.' And I went with it."Clark says the biggest hurdle of that first performance was just understanding what the o…

Snoop Lion on 'Reincarnation' Release, Positivity and 'Pocket Like It's Hot' - The Juice | Billboard

Snoop Lion on 'Reincarnation' Release, Positivity and 'Pocket Like It's Hot' - The Juice | Billboardby David Greenwal, billboard.com
October 23rd 2012 8:23 AM
Snoop Lion will share his Jamaican journey in February, the rapper-turned-reggae star told Billboard.com on Tuesday.The documentary film "Reincarnation" will come first with a theatrical release, with the album of the same -- recorded in Jamaica with Diplo's Major Lazer -- perhaps two weeks after.See Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTqyV5Kw9Ss"If i just drop this music, it leaves room for questioning," Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, explained. "You wouldn't understand the whole journey or the transformation. When i allow you to see the movie, to go on the journey with me, to see exactly why I'm the lion, why the music changed -- [you'll] have a full understanding."Though his sound has changed, it won't be the first time the hip-hop world's heard him trade …

Grime romantics Ruff Sqwad’s White Label Classics finally compiled – FACT Magazine : Music News, New Music.

Grime romantics Ruff Sqwad's White Label Classics finally compiled – FACT Magazine : Music News, New Music.factmag.com | Oct 23rd 2012
Adored by certain quarters of the underground, most know Ruff Sqwad as the East London grime crew that brought the charts pint-sized MC Tinchy Stryder. During the group's prime, however, they were making achingly romantic street music. As FACT's Tom Lea pointed out in a past article, every Ruff Sqwad track "seems to be set at sunset, with the most evocative square-wave synths stretched across the skyline", and singles like 'Pied Piper', 'Lethal Injection', 'Misty Cold' and 'Anna' are bona fide classics in our books.A comprehensive Ruff Sqwad compilation has been speculated for years, especially given the critical acclaim that Terror Danjah saw in the wake of Planet Mu's Gremlins, with veteran grime label No Hats No Hoods as natural a home as any (Rapid, who produced a large proportion of Ruff Sqw…

Kendrick Lamar x Andre 3000 x Dr Dre in the studio [Video]

Kendrick Lamar x Andre 3000 x Dr Dre in the studio [Video]by Sam Gould, soulculture.co.uk
October 19th 2012
Kendrick Lamar seems to have a habit for attracting rap's dormant superpowers. In this short clip, we see K Dot kicking it in the lab with not one, but two Dre's, both of whom we'd love to hear new solo stuff from; first Dr Dre (who signed Kendrick to Aftermath) and second, Andre 3000.OutKast's experimental genius sits at Kendrick's right-hand side whilst vibing to to good kid, m.A.A.d. city album cut "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe", and although we only hear a few words from him ("That shit is excellent, man, that shit is excellent!"), it's still great to see this association. We already know 3 Stacks has been an important influence on Kendrick's music (you only need to listen to recent track "The Art of Peer Pressure") so hopefully this studio session means they're making some music together. It's a musical partner…

Cory Gunz freestyles for XXL’s Show N’ Off [Video]

Cory Gunz freestyles for XXL's Show N' Off [Video]by Laura Arowolo, soulculture.co.uk
October 18th 2012
Cory Gunz jumps on XXL magazine's latest Show N' Off and whizzes through a freestyle. Introduced by east coast producer Statik Selektah, watch below as the Young Money signed rapper dispenses a rapid rhyming repertoire over the solely drum-based beat. The New York native who announced last week that his ninth mixtape That's WTF I'm Talkin' Bout would be released in December 2012, is also currently prepping for the return of his MTV reality show Son Of A Gun which promises to focus on the production of his new music as opposed to drama filled narratives.Commenting Cory said, "Shout out to Nick Cannon. We had the reality show and we actually in talks for the second season on that joint and it's just really going to show people the album process, document an album and me going in the lab and actually putting these records together and giving people th…

Wiz Khalifa Drops 'Cabin Fever 2' Mixtape Featuring Juicy J

Wiz Khalifa Drops 'Cabin Fever 2' Mixtape Featuring Juicy J
SPIN - MUSIC NEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS, CONCERT PHOTOS, MP3S, VIDEOS AND MORE | OCTOBER 16, 2012
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Rap game Chester Cheetah is back with his umpteenth mixtape, Cabin Fever 2. Since Wiz Khalifa's forthcoming second major album ... Read more

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9th Wonder to release joint albums with Buckshot and Murs in November

9th Wonder to release joint albums with Buckshot and Murs in Novemberby Michell C. Clark, soulculture.co.uk
October 8th 2012
Legendary Hip Hop producer 9th Wonder announces that collaborative albums with both Buckshot and Murs are coming very soon. The Solution with Buckshot, and The Final Adventure Murs, will both see official release on November 13th through Jamla/Duck Down Records. 9th Wonder has teamed up with Murs on four albums since 2004, including Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, Murray's Revenge, Sweet Lord, and Fornever. 9th Wonder has also had two past collaborative efforts with Buckshot – Chemistry and The Formula.9th describes New York native Buckshot as a very serious individual, and Murs as much goofier, noting that he's created a unique sound for both emcees through his work with them in the past, but that both are respected by fans. Viewers can get a feel for the sense of comradery and respect that all three have for each other in the video below.See Video: http://ww…

UK/Sierra Leone MC Adian Coker Revives The Old School Vibe

UK/Sierra Leone MC Adian Coker Revives The Old School Vibeby Halley Bondy, mtviggy.com
October 8th 2012
The D'banj cohort and imminent star Gets To hip-hop's rootsName: Adian CokerWhere he's From: London, via Sierra LeoneGenre: Hip-hopMost Similar:  Nas, Public EnemySounds Like: The Bronx in the 80s with a British accentIt might not be his most deliberate selling point, but what I absolutely love about Adian Coker's music is its old school underpinnings. The London MC (born in Sierra Leone) is certainly better equipped with technology than his elders (he's also been trained in the studio), but he retains that familiar wall-of-sound, statick-y abandon originated in the Public Enemy days. They were the songs that scared — certain — people because it sounded like the MCs were blasting into your room and taking over. Adian also has a steady, conversational inflection, conscious lyrics and relentlessly looping beats, all of which amount to head-bobbing nostalgia, with ent…

Will Brennan

Will Brennanby DJ Burn One, soulculture.co.uk
October 8th 2012
In the overly populated musical genre of Hip-Hop, making your presence known as an up-and-coming emcee can be a hard task.  With artists slotting into existing positions of conscious rap, hipster rap, non-lyrical rap etc, finding your lane can come with disappointing outcomes, and working extra hard to get your music out. For Florida born rapper , he finds not having a defined lane to be almost a blessing in disguise. "I really don't feel like there's a lane. I mean now, how it is, you have people like Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean with the new school taking over.  I think that there's an open lane for everybody," says Brennan.  "As far as where I fit in, I really feel like on that blog or playlist where a person is trying to hear some relatable content speaking on real life."See Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i9GGtVQmJk"Don't get me wrong, I definitely talk about girls and smok…

Solange -"Losing You" [Video]

Solange -"Losing You" [Video]
BEST OF MUSIC | OCTOBER 7, 2012
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After a four-year hiatus from the music world, **Solange** is back and has made quite the return with the audio and visual premiere of her new single ... Read more

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RZA Working On 2 Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopics, The Last Dragon Remake Still Planned

RZA Working On 2 Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopics, The Last Dragon Remake Still Plannedby Comments and Biopics, hiphopwired.com
October 6th 2012 10:42 AM
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Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe

Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafenpr.org | Oct 4th 2012
All month, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of Havana, Cuba, with the seriesSense of Place.The final installment of this series is all about the greatest Cuban cultural export of the last two decades: Buena Vista Social Club.It all started with the great American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder's 1997 visit to Havana and his three-week session with British world-music producer Nick Gold of World Circuit Records. They recorded at the legendary Egrem Studios, where the plan was to make an album with two African high-life musicians from Mali who were to collaborate with Cuban performers. The African musicians did not make it to Havana, but Cooder and Gold chose to continue with a record anyway. The result was the Buena Vista Social Club album, a huge unexpected commercial hit. The sessions were even captured for a film documentary of the same name.In this session, we revisit a 1998 conversation with Cooder …

Canada Day: Four Canadian Superstars We Are Thankful For

Canada Day: Four Canadian Superstars We Are Thankful For
MTV NEWSROOM | JULY 1, 2012
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Our neighbor to the north is celebrating one of its biggest holidays today. So if you know any Canadians, be sure to wish them ... Read more

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