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Video News by NewsLook 50 made the announcement Thursday saying he’ll release his upcoming album “Animal Ambition” under independent label Caroline Records.
Some of music industry’s hottest artists are set to perform at Bonnaroo 2014. Some of the entertainers that will be featured are Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White, The Avett Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean and more.
The lineup was announced last night in an onlinesimulcast super party called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress and Taran Killam.
Other top acts set to perform are The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Cut Copy, The Head and the Heart, Zedd, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Umphrey’s McGee, Ice Cube and Ben Howard.
The festival will place from June 12 – June 15 in Manchester, Tennessee at Great Stage Park. Tickets will be available on the Bonnaroo website this Saturday, Feb 22 at Noon EST.
(Only for 25 Hours)
On the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s landmark debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, the hip-hop group is said to be releasing its entire music catalog, for free, for 25 hours only. All tracks will be available at wearedelasoul.com from 11 a.m. ET today until noon Saturday. “It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it,” group vocalist Posdnuos explained to Rolling Stone. “This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”
One of the most important acts to come out of the early and adolescent days of rap music, De La Soul has been digitally MIA over the past decade, with few of its tracks available for legal purchase or streaming. Even while longtime holdouts like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin ultimately sold their music online, fans of Me, Myself and I, Buddy, Bitties in the BK Lounge, and other classics were left in silence.
Why the absence from digital platforms? Members of the group cite vague contract language that has made rights clearance a problem. What also may contribute to the holdup is the tremendous amount of sampling the group did in recording its music. From the beginning, De La Soul (and its frequent collaborator, producer Prince Paul) wove rich tapestries of beats and melodies, often pulled from unlikely sources such as children’s songs and advertising jingles. Untangling all the permissions to that source material is like trying to find the Ark at the end of Raiders.
Giving away the music for free sidesteps some of those legal issues. Doing so over a 25-hour period also gives the gesture some buzz. Indeed, De La Soul is working on a new album that’s expected later this year, and the group plans to release an EP, Preemium Soul on the Rocks, next month. The six-track mini-album consists of three tracks produced by DJ Premier of Gang Starr, as well as three tracks from equally legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock. Releasing their existing catalog for free gets the group more attention for these upcoming efforts.
Besides, the money that’s made by actually selling music has dwindled considerably. More cash can be made in touring, merchandising, and other activities. De La Soul is arguably getting more press and attention than if its music had quietly shown up on iTunes or Spotify. In spite of the title to the group’s second album, we are keenly aware that De La Soul is not dead.
Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot took their campaign against Vladimir Putin’s civil liberties crackdown to New York, where they are to tread the same stage as Madonna. The US pop superstar will on Wednesday introduce Maria Alyokhina, 25, and Nadezhda…
Via (GlobalHipHopBattles.com) — It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been 20 years since legendary emcee Nas released his now classic album Illmatic. Released on April 19, 1994, Illmatic went onto instantly solidify Nas as being a great emcee.
Fast forward 20 years later, and Nas is still relevant in the game, and is always mentioned as being one of the top 5 emcees of all time.
Now, Nas is scheduled to headline the annual Coachella Music Festival, this coming spring, and according to Allhiphop, Nas will be performing the Illmatic album in it’s entirety; to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album.
We definitely need to make sure we get that Illmatic album, and see the greatest emcee alive Nas, perform at Coachella.
Listen to Nas ’93 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle Part 1 Pre Illmatic, in the audio clip below:
News Source: GlobalHipHopBattles.com
Check them out below. We wish you all the best Mr. Syles, rock on with your bad self!
1. “A dream is only a dream.. until you decide to make it real”2. “A real girl isn’t perfect and a perfect girl isn’t real.”
3. “I also used to moon a bit at school because it made me laugh. Sometimes I was totally starkers and sometimes I wore a thong.”4. “It only takes a second to call a girl fat and She’ll take a lifetime trying to starve herself.. think before you act.”
5. “At my friend’s birthday party a few years ago I got dared to go and get in bed with his mum. She was asleep and she woke up when I got in, so I just ran back down the stairs. She had a robe on, but I don’t know if there was anything on underneath.”6. “I find ambition really attractive too – if someone’s good at something they love doing. I want someone who is driven”7. “I get really upset some days , and I really just wish I had someone there to cuddle”8. “I think you have to take me for me. I am who I am.”9. “I don’t want to be viewed as a womanizer or whatever. I don’t like going crazy crazy, I like having fun but it’s nice to wake up in your own bed, isn’t it?”10. “I feel like I’ve woken up with suddenly more facial hair and a deeper voice.”11. “let us die young, or let us live forever, We dont have the power but we Never say Never.. Sooner or later we all will be gone, y dont u stay young?”12. “One time I had to do a naked video clip for ITV2 where I was standing there with no clothes on and the boys had to pass various objects across me, keeping certain parts covered.That was the plan, but at one point Zayn didn’t move the book he was holding quickly enough and the cameraman got a bit of an eyeful. I think you could safely say I’m not shy.”13. “I’m an 18-year-old boy, and I’m having fun. I’m just not having as much fun as people make out.”14. “Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world. But rather, choose the one who makes your world beautiful”15. “I won’t give up till we surrender!”16. “And you still have to squeeze into your jeans, but you’re perfect to me..”17. “Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world. But rather, choose the one who makes your world beautiful”18. “It only takes a Minute to call a girl fat and a lifetime starving herself19. “People often ask me why don’t you have a girlfriend. Then I smile and say: I have thousands some just haven’t met me yet”
20. “We have a choice to live or exist!”
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