Lil Kim’s artist Tiffany Foxx officially releases her mixtape G.O.A.L. DIGGERS
Artist plans to dominate female market with this domineering release
(HOLLYWOOD, CA) MAY 28, 2013 – Since Tiffany Foxx really hit the scene with Hip-Hop Icon and mentor Lil Kim at the start of 2013, the world hasn’t been able to get enough of this undeniably talented, beautiful artist from St. Louis Missouri. Tiffany Foxx has made headline after headline aligning herself with the likes of Disney star Miley Cyrus to creatively expressing herself in her latest visuals “Twisted” and “Jay-Z” both which featured her industry mentor Lil Kim. Fans on the internet and on the street can’t get enough of the St. Louis star. Read more…
HIP-HOP DUO NEBULA868
UNLEASES NEW ALBUM, DaBiznis
Album Available Worldwide on May 28, 2013 from Precision Digital
May 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Trinidadian hip-hop duo Nebula868unleashes their unique take on the genre to the masses with their new album DaBiznis, set for a worldwide release on May 28, 2013 from Precision Digital. Nebula868 was birthed in 2006 and comprises of two members, Sean “Sean Nebula” Padmore and Clayton “Wong Nebula” Wong, both born and raised on the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. DaBiznis is the first 100% hip-hop studio effort from the group, who first made a name for themselves as the hometown hip-hop favorites. Now with this provocative, compelling collection of hits, they undertake the ambitious goal of seeking fame and acclaim in the U.S. hip-hop industry and globally. Read more…
Hip-Hop’s Legendary Group The Furious 5 Makes Triumphant Return To The Scene Highlighted by 35th Year Reunion Shows at New York City’s B.B. King’s Club and Washington, DC’s Howard Theater
(New York, NY)…….Back to write their next chapter of hip-hop history, legendary emcees The Furious 5 are slated to return to the fold with two long-anticipated shows, at New York City’s famed B.B. King’s Club on Saturday, July 6, 2013 and at Washington, DC’s famed Howard Theater on Friday, July 5, 2013. Read more…
New Hip Hop Video Gives Unique Twist to Personal Finance Ed in Winning Entry for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Charles Schwab Foundation Contest
Song by 15-Year-Old Blake McGuire Produced as Music Video by Multi-Platinum Music Producer Kevin “KHAO” Cates and Featured on First-Ever Financial Literacy-Themed Album
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second year in a row, Boys & Girls Club teens have shown that hip hop beats lend themselves surprisingly well to themes about personal finance. Blake McGuire, a 15-year-old member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, has won top honors in the second annual Money Matters Music Mogul (M4) Contest, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Charles Schwab Foundation, for his memorable and upbeat rap “Money All That Matters.” Read more…
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart April 10, 2013. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est. Read more…
By BIG CED
You have to wonder what the person who thought of combining peanut butter and jelly was thinking when they did so. Did they know that many years later, it would be a winning combination that is still enjoyed today?
Maybe journalist/author Adisa Banjoko has the same thought process. Well, of course, not in terms of combining food, but in blending not two, but three passions that intertwine in his world. Each one can be and has been uplifting, not only to him, but to a legion of people who, in some form or fashion, has incorporated it into their every day lives.
Years ago, it may have seemed unlikely that hip hop, martial arts and chess would be a merger, but then again, why not? To some, the principles, logic and technique in each one, typically makes the participant better balanced. The art form and annals of each, has a substantial history that lessons can and are learned from. Think of the influence of the Wu-Tang Clan when it comes to all three. Read more…
LIVE NATION AND HIP HOP STAR MEEK MILL ANNOUNCE
“DREAMS COME TRUE” NATIONAL SPRING TOUR
NEW SINGLE “BELIEVE IT”, FEATURING RICK ROSS IMPACTS RADIO ;
VIDEO ON THE WAY
Partnering with Live Nation, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will be embarking on his second domestic headlining endeavor aptly titled, the “Dreams Come True“ tour, starting on April 4th at Boston’s House of Blues. The tour will feature surprise performances from artists signed to his Dream Chasers label. Due to the anticipated high demand, pre-sale tickets have been made available to fans: Citi Card member pre-sale began at 10am local time, Tuesday, February 19th, followed by Live Nation’s Internet sale, starting on Wednesday, February 20th. The public sale takes place at 10am local time on Friday, February 22nd. Additional ticket information, show dates and RSVP options are available at: Read more…
Who: Portia Kirkland – B-girl, Born Again Christian, who loves Hip-hop, inspiring, God, and being a mom.
What: The PKFaith Show Inspirational Radio Talk, Hip Hop, and R&B
Why: The PKFaith Show is my vision from God to produce and host an entertaining, faith-based, non-traditional talk show, discussing controversial, cutting-edge topics, affecting the church, community, and the world. This show is the best in inspirational Talk, Hip-hop and R&B and its purpose is to TRANSFORM minds by having conservative and liberal Christians as well as other religious sects and unbelievers discussing various topics such as homosexuality, relationships, sex, politics, marriage, music, corruption, and various controversies affecting the church. While most inspirational and Christian commentary is very conservative and one-sided, The PKFaith Show is a come-as-you are, in-your-face platform focusing on one’s relationship with God as opposed to religion. The program also features former Fat Joe DJ and born-again Christian DJ Sematic. You can listen to previous shows by going to pkfaith.com or soundcloud. The PKFaith Show broadcasts on thatsgoodradio.com and hopes to one day be on satellite radio.
Where: Based online worldwide
When: Established 2009 Read more…
HIP-HOP AND GAMING COMBINED!
ORGANIZER: Konsole Kingz
GAME: Call of Duty: Black Ops II
DATE: February 22, 2013
TIME: 8-11 PM ET
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Who: Martha Diaz
What: NYU Hip-Hop Education Center
Why: The mission of the HHEC is to cultivate and support Hip-Hop scholars, teaching artists, cultural workers and activists, and social entrepreneurs to professionalize the field of Hip-Hop Education and inform the larger education sector. It achieves this through research and evaluation of programs, development of standards and best practices, documentation and archiving, community outreach and programming, leadership and teacher training, teacher placement, policy and advocacy development, and social enterprising.
Where: Based in New York, Operates Globally
When: Established June 1, 2010
By NICK CHILES
It was Lil Wayne’s song “No Worries” that did it— sent me hurtling down yet another slippery slope on the rollercoaster ride that is parenting.
A prominent part of the song is Wayne’s blushingly explicit tribute to abundant pubic hair. Every time it comes on the radio when my teenage daughter is in the car, I feel shame—a reaction that took me by surprise.
The song triggers my fatherly protective instincts—the desire to shield my daughter from things that will do her harm. I feel shame and embarrassment that as a dad, my generation has allowed “No Worries” and all the songs like it to be presented to my daughter as acceptable entertainment, as lyrics that she should absorb into her brain as an appropriate way for a young man to talk to her and about her.
Of course, we have been accosted by unbelievably explicit and offensive rap lyrics for more than a decade. But the difference for me is that now I have to listen to them with my newly minted teenage daughter in the car, a 13-year-old who has a deep passion for hardcore hip hop.
Gone are the days when I could simply change the channel when something came on the radio that I deemed inappropriate. Out of ear shot; out of mind. Now she’s actively looking for this stuff to download onto her iPhone. There’s no escaping it. The age of innocence is over. We still have some time with her little sister, who at age 10 is (thankfully? painfully?) in love with Taylor Swift and wants nothing to do with the rap that blankets the black airwaves here in Atlanta. Not sure how long this embrace of Taylor will last, but at this point I much prefer Taylor Swift to Lil Wayne (something I didn’t think I’d ever hear myself say). Read more…
By BIG CED
Legendary is one of those words that is thrown around too often and it has, somehow, cheapened the meaning since it’s been used too many times to describe many people who haven’t earned that description. In the case of Lana Moorer, well, you may know her as MC Lyte, it is a title well-earned. She has enough accolades and has done so much in 25 years, that it would be an injustice if that word wasn’t used when speaking of her.
From the heart of Brooklyn, Lyte The Emcee, who ‘Crammed to Understand’ Sam’s crack addiction on her debut album, Lyte as a Rock. Then needed a ‘Ruffneck’ on her fourth album, Act Like You Know, to earn her first gold album; Lyte rose to become an artist in every sense of the word as she is also an actress, author, record executive, speaker, philanthropist and at the rate she is going, will be adding other titles to her name.
She has shown through her longevity in this industry that you have to know what you’re doing in order to thrive and still be taken serious. Who knew 25 years ago that her talent would lead to her being the entrepreneur she has become?
As one of her Brooklyn brethren, Jay-Z, once said, ‘I’m a business man.’ MC Lyte has proven that she is a business and just like her book of the same title, she is ‘Unstoppable.’
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1. Now that Hip Hop has spread basically everywhere, even worldwide, do you feel you have to have a certain background, albeit street or from the ghetto, in order to be successful and taken seriously? Do you think it makes for a more compelling story to tell if you do have a rags-to-riches story?
You don’t have to necessarily be “street” or “ghetto” in today’s hip hop landscape. If you pay attention, now you have artists that represent all walks of life, from ex drug dealers to skateboarders. From convicted felons to nerds, all are represented and all are accepted. It’s all about expression now and no matter what you live, go thru or represent, there’s an artist whose music is the soundtrack to your life. Years ago it was like you had to be on some tough guy shit, or have a gangsta persona, but now it’s cool to just be you. As far as a rags to riches story, that’s always cool because people like the whole under dog story, and like to see niggas come from nothing, or come from circumstances similar to theirs, and become successful. It gives them hope that they can do it too. Read more…
1. After being in the game for a couple of years, how is your outlook on the Hip-Hop scene from a musical point of view? And what will you do to make it what you feel it needs to be?
The hip-hop scene is in 2 places in my opinion. The indie scene & the mainstream scene. I think the indie scene is thriving right now. There are a lot of dope artists dropping quality material. The mainstream scene is ok, but the fact that there’s no diversity makes it stagnant. People are tired of hearing the same songs in rotation with the same subject matter all the time. As for what I’m doing, I’m making quality music I feel will be viewed as timeless in years to come.
2. If you could do anything over again, what would it be and why? Read more…
A lot has transpired in hip-hop since the Bay Area rap duo Latyrx released their 1997 critically acclaimed debut LP Latyrx: the Album. Now, after working on their own solo projects and dropping the mixtape ‘Latyrical Madness’ last year, emcees Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker– known as Latyrx–are readying a 6 track EP, Disconnection. The innovative duo follow their creative instincts and get experimental on Disconnection , but they maintain their emphasis on lyricism that is at the core of their music. The first single off the EP, “Gorgeous Spirits”, was produced by DJ Replay. Guest cameos on Disconnection include Zumbi of Zion I. Production is shared by The Bangerz, Headnodic, and Amp Live of Zion I. Read more…
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart October 31, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s up people? Been a while and I’m gonna keep it short. Yes I’m giving out candy for Halloween Lol. But back to music, I’m feeling this Kendrick Lamar album and I still can’t stop listening to the Nas album. Everyone have a good and safe Halloween and watch the kids walking around in all black costumes. Don’t forget to check me out on Friday in the mix on Detroit’s 987 AMP Radio from 10pm to 2am and Mondays at 12 noon and 9pm est. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com
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CHEMICAL BABY CLOTHING RELEASE THE INSTANTGRAMS COLLECTION
The Fastest Rising Clothing Line That Brought You This Summer’s Favorite T-Shirt “MOLLY RANCHER” has a the Hottest Fall Follow-Up!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 22, 2012) – Earlier this year Chemical Baby Clothing owners and Bay Area Natives Cellski and Darren Dosia took the phrase Molly Rancher coupled with a creative vision to the masses with hopes to create a new urban street wear line that separated itself indefinitely from the rest of the competition. Artists such as Chris Brown, DJ Drama, E-40 and more took an addicted liking to the Molly Rancher collection. Now, after having an insurmountable introduction to the industry, Chemical Baby Clothing (CBC) prepares to release its second brain child “InstantGrams” to its loyal consumer base this Fall. Read more…
It’s been nearly six long years since legendary Mount Vernon, by way of New Rochelle, New York, veteran emcee CL Smooth unleashed his critically lauded debut solo LP, American Me. However, the self-proclaimed “Mecca Don” has finally returned with the Kenny Ali II laced “Ask About Me,” the lead offering from Smooth’s highly anticipated, soon-to-be released sophomore collection, The Emancipation Of Corey Penn.
“Ask About Me,” a jazzy, head nodder, sees the “Caramel King” waxing poetics, while firing off this warning shot to all those non-believers and naysasyers, while in typical CL fashion still showing and proving to always be “top fifty all-time dead or alive.” It’s undoubtedly another (future) classic for the record books. Read more…
Since coming onto the scene in 2001 with a feature spot on T.I.’s I’m Serious album, rapper Big Kuntry King has continued uphill in his musical career. In between appearing on subsequent T.I. albums like Trap Muzik and Urban Legend, Big Kuntry recorded and released some songs of his own, including “Still Kuntry” and the undeniable “Throwback.” So it didn’t take long for the charismatic MC to craft the catchy tracks, “That’s Right feat. T.I.” And “Da Baddest feat. Trey Songs from his debut Album “My Turn To Eat,” which both featured Kuntry’s drawn out signature adlib, “You know who this is man, BIG KUNTRY KANE!” Read more…
Legendary Apollo Theater Kicks Off Third Season of Groundbreaking Apollo Music Café Series
in October 2012
Season to Feature Innovative Performances on the Apollo’s Intimate Soundstage
Tre Williams and the Revelations
Friday, October 12th
Saturday, October 13th
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart September 14, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s good people? Gonna keep it quick because of a busy weekend. But if you haven’t been paying attention. There’s a lot of good music out and, from some vets in the game. First Talib Kweli now X to the Z Xzibit, King T and the Alkaholiks have a banger called Louis XIII. The song is straight fire and I’m glad to see them back working together. Don’t forget to check me out on Friday in the mix on Detroit’s 987 AMP Radio from 10pm to 2am est. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com
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1. Now that you are working a project with former A Tribe Called Quest member, Jarobi, called EvitaN, could you explain how this collaboration came about and what should we expect from the group? Read more…
A3C Hip-Hop Festival Partners With iHipHop Distribution For “A3C Volume 2″ First Single by OCD: Moosh & Twist
Building upon last year’s extraordinary compilation album, the A3C Hip-Hop Festival has once again partnered with iHipHop Distribution to bring a diverse array of new hip-hop to fans across the globe with A3C Volume 2. Last year’s compilation album, A3C Volume 1, catapulted the festival’s artists to a new level as fans across the world were able to share in the experience of concert-goers and discover flourishing new artists such as Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson, XV, Rockie Fresh, Chase N. Cashe, Jarren Benton, Main Attrakionz, and Soul Khan, just to name a few. The album also featured established, and even timeless, acts such as Dead Prez, M.O.P., Bun B, RZA, 9th Wonder, Murs, and Ski Beatz. iTunes raved, “loaded with 45 tracks, ‘Volume 1’ showcases much-loved and well-established acts from around the country…there’s really something here for everybody.” Read more…
Director Ice-T’s Critically-Lauded Documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap” Now Available To Pre-Order On iTunes
Director Ice-T’s Critically-lauded Documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” Now Available To Pre-order on iTunes
Exclusive to iTunes Extras – Public Enemy’s Chuck D Outtake
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart August 23, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s the deal people? I’m gonna keep it short but there’s a lot of new fire out. Check the newest joint of Talib Kweli and Maino with production by 9th Wonder. Busta also has a banger with Cam’Ron, and The Game yes, The Game has a new joint with a Bone Thuggz type feel that’s dope. Yeah I know I didn’t give any titles, but if your fiendin for some good music you’ll find them and support. Don’t forget to check me out on Friday and Saturday’s in the mix on Detroit’s 987 AMP Radio. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com
Hip Hop 2 Vote is hosting a nationwide event to discuss and examine the most important issues on the ballot this year to the hip hop community. Hip Hop artists & Activist, Hakim Green, Queen Yonasda and Malika from MTV’s Making The Band are some of the few organizers that have set up panels that will combine live performances and round table discussions with community leaders and entertainers across the country to bring attention to the issues.
As we approach the crossroads of this crucial Presidential election it’s important to understand exactly where the candidates stand to identify exactly what are the issues and how they will affect each and every one of us. Hip Hop 2 Vote is a non-partisan organization created by Jay Waddy to educate and engage young adults in urban communities by empowering them and encouraging them to use their right to vote!