Good Music. Good People. Good Times. That’s the experience you have in store this weekend in South Florida! Dec 9th and 10th, PEPSI presents the MIAMI FUNK FEST, featuring iconic live performances from Rappers, MYSTIKAL & Trick Daddy, as well as legendary R&B groups such as Jodeci, TLC, Bell Biv Devoe, SWV, Dru Hill, Guy ft. Teddy Riley, H-town. The biggest concert of the century is hosted by Uncle Luke and will be held at the cozy and tropical Miramar Park.
We are especially looking forward to the return of the animated lyrical wordsmith, MYSTIKAL, who will be highlighting this event with his intense musicality. “I come to do my job for the audience, and my job is to make the audience forget about any bills they owe, or anybody who owes them money and just enjoy themselves and have fun,” Mystikal says.
Factmag: J. Cole will release his surprise-announced album 4 Your Eyez Only next week, but in a preview featured in the album’s new documentary Eyez, he appears to diss Kanye West and Drake on a track titled ‘False Prophets’, MissInfo points out.
“Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star / And we can’t look away due to the days when he caught our hearts,” he raps in one line. “He’s falling apart but we deny it / Justifying the half-assed shit he drop, we always buy it.”
(kodak artwork above by vinaocasarim) Kodak Black free on $100,000 bail pic.twitter.com/Fji191lR4T — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) December 1, 2016 To be featured on LisaFordBlog.com, published by a Wutang Record company A&R, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NBC6: Across South Florida, the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is being met with a sense of celebration from memebrs of the exile community.
Castro, who spent nearly five decades ruling the country after launching a military takeover in 1959, died Friday night at the age of 90. His death was announced on Cuban television by his brother, Raul – who took over as leader of the nation when Fidel Castro stepped down in 2006.
Hundreds of Cuban Americans crowded to the roads in Hialeah and Little Havana to celebrate the demise of the father of communist Cuba.
One of the sickest songs out right now is “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots off of the “Suicide Squad” movie soundtrack. The track is haunting, the lyrics are provocative, and it’s definitely an instant cult classic. So it would take a lyricist a lot of gull and courage to remix a song with nearly half a billion Youtube hits, but this didn’t stop Miami native, STICHES, from pulling off the task.
Watch the official music video for ‘The Streets (Heathens Remix)’ by Stitches, produced by @jimmyduvalmusic and co-produced by @bizzythowed. Stitches throws a killer twist plot twist the original.
Last night, Gucci Mane and Future dropped a new mixtape “Free Bricks: Zone 6 Edition”, the sequel to their 2011 mixtape.
PITCHFORK: A Tribe Called Quest have shared the lyric video for “We The People…,” the second track on their brand new and final record We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. It features the group’s iconic imagery, with the figure from The Low End Theory coming to life and walking around. Watch it below via Complex.
Tribe’s new record–their first since 1998’s The Love Movement–features a bevy of high-profile guests, including Kanye West, André 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, and Consequences. In addition, all four original Tribe members, including the late Phife Dawg, are on the album.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Me and Your Mama’ appears on new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ due next month.
Rolling Stone writes, “The six-minute, three-part song begins quietly and builds to a soulful, grooving affair with a female gospel-tipped chorus, before it ratchets up into a stomping blues-funk second passage where Gambino’s passionate vocals kick in. “Do what you want/ I’m telling you/ Let me into your heart/ Can’t stand it, backhanded/ They want to see us falling apart/ You know that I love you/ So let me into your heart,” he sings, eschewing rap in favor of a raw, intense approach.
Following the cacophonous midpoint, the song culminates with winding instrumentals, ushering in a cathartic ending to the sprawling composition.”
YOUTUBE: Shia LaBeouf is outrapping some full time rappers!! Who knew? This major Hollywood actor came by Sway in the Morning just to casually kill our 5 Fingers of Death.
@RollingStone: Daveed Diggs – known both for his acting in the musical Hamilton and his rapping in the group Clipping – urged voters to head to the polls with a series of intricate rhymes about the historical significance of casting a ballot. “Let’s just spit some bars about voting,” Diggs told Jimmy Fallon Monday night on The Tonight Show.
Last year, during the Country Music Awards, I sent out a tweet about how I thought the genre, overall, was lame. Yep, I said it. I wrote that Country Music was lame. The backlash was vicious and I was attacked on Twitter for a few days straight. I was called every name in the book! LOL And I knew I would be. Why would I say something like that? For one, last year, some of the musicians were up on stage making negative comments about President Obama that I found disrespectful. AND because of the racist bullsh*t that’s happened around the 2016 CMA’s being reported today by TMZ.
TMZ: 2:45 PM PT — The CMAs have started repopulating its social media with images of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks. The images were only posted AFTER they became aware we were working on the story. Even the Dixie Chicks, who rarely say anything in the media these days, are reacting to the controversy on Twitter.
Rolling Stone: Eminem disses Donald Trump and his supporters, references everyone from Trayvon Martin to Colin Kaepernick to David Hasselhoff and unleashes a dizzying assault of rhythmic gymnastics with “Campaign Speech,” a nearly eight-minute new track posted online Wednesday. “Don’t worry I’m working on an album!” the rapper tweeted, linking the song. “Here’s something meanwhile.”
AmbrosiaForHeads: The nominees for the 2017 class of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame have been announced, and Tupac Shakur leads a list of first time nominees that also includes Pearl Jam, Journey, Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, and more. If accepted, Shakur would be the sixth Hip-Hop artist admitted to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, joining Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and N.W.A.
You won’t be able to look away from this crazy ass but insanely creative video. Complex Mag writes, “THE WEEKND has finally released the visuals for “False Alarm.” The gritty video is more like a a full on mini-movie, with Abel carrying out an insane bank robbery. It wasn’t too long ago that The Weeknd surprised fans with news of his third studio album, Starboy. The build-up has been pretty mysterious.”
Protect Ya Neck Records legend, BORN DIVINE, teams up with Multi-Grammy Platinum artist, NEYO, for a bass lit rewindable R&B infused Hip Hop hit, “NO SECRETS”. BORN DIVINE, who is known for creating music that’s transcendent and reinventive, revisits golden era sounds and aims for maintaining the high standards of his genre.
Hailing from Baltimore, BORN DIVINE has established himself as a respected established act, backed by a loyal audience that gravitates toward his throwback lyricism. And in its subject matter, its sound, and most crucially, its vulnerability, “No Secrets” is a piece for the ladies that could soundtrack a romantic interlude for years to come.