LUDACRIS states, “I’m an Actor, musician, entertainer, and entreprenegro. My new album “Ludaversal” drops next week on Tuesday March 31st, but you can pre-order on iTunes and get 4 free songs now! I work with the Ludacris Foundation to help kids help themselves, helping underprivileged children. Hell yeah! And my new movie, Furious 7, opens next Friday April 3rd in theaters everywhere….and if you thought that this franchise couldn’t get any bigger or better you’re in for a helluva surprise!”
RIHANNA IS BACK with a new single, “Bitch Better Have My Money” and it’s pretty cool! In lieu of the title, I was expecting maybe an ode to the originator, Rapper AMG, who coined the phrase in a song on his “Greatest Humps Volume One” album in 2002. But RiRi’s version will certainly do.
Kendrick Lamar has one of the sickest albums ever in #HipHop #ToPimpAButterfly.
Hypetrak write, “Looks like Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album “To Pimp A Butterfly” has been released on iTunes and Spotify way earlier than its anticipated March 23 date. The reasons of the early release are not currently clear, but TDE honcho Anthony Tiffith seems to be unhappy about it and took to Twitter to blame Interscope for the apparent mess-up. The album features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Thundercat, James Fauntleroy, Bilal, and Anna Wise. “
A strip-club inspired video for a strip-club song. “Throw Sum Mo” is laced with autotune which is my biggest pet peeve in Hip Hop, but this song is bumping. Mike WiLL Made-It, Migos, and Birdman all make cameo appearances at the ‘roller-rink’. Rae Sremmurd’s (the duo of Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy ) new album, “SremmLife” is available now.
“Democrips and Rebloodicans. Sick Kenny, sick.,” one youtuber wrote after viewing this video. A video that serves as proof that KENDRICK LAMAR defines Hip Hop through and through. And right now, Hip-Hop is blessed. Kendrick and Wale will come out with releases in the same month. It’s good to see this happen with all the trash that’s been killing Hip Hop last year. J Cole got that last second drop which pretty much announced real hip hop is back. Sean dropped last month. Kendrick’s and Wale’s albums drop this month. If only Drake’s new album/mixtape wasn’t trash. Hopefully Macklemore don’t go completely pop either like his singles. If his new album is like the rest of the stuff on ‘The Heist’ that would be great.
Also included in this blog post is the artwork from KENDRICK’s upcoming album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.” Already slated to be a classic album, it drops March 23rd.
LOGIC is the best rapper of 2015 in my opinion. His latest album, “Under Pressure” defies logic because there is an heavy emphasis on raw lyricism in the lackluster new-school genre. “5 A.M.’ is the 5th track on Logic’s ‘Welcome To Forever mixtape’ and was titled as such because he wrote it at 5 in the morning. The beat and flow blows so hard, it puts you in a meditative state and sends you into a metaphorical shock from knowing that you are listening to something too incredibly dope to describe.
RUN DMC’s influence on Hip Hop is stronger than the Earth’s gravitational pull. After their reign, there is no where in the Universe any rapper would exist if RUN DMC hadn’t pulled the trigger and fired out the most iconic music of our lifetimes. We’re talking gangster flows with rock-hard horns over game-changing sound & production. Now the Supermen of rap have landed at the world famous JAZZ IN THE GARDENS music festival on March 21st & 22nd at the SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Come out and experience what will be one of the greatest moments in Music this year.
Nah Right, “RAZ SIMONE continues to exhibit very little chill when it comes to releasing his new music. Just days after dropping his provocatively titled ‘Macklemore Privilege & Chief on Keef Violence’ project, he delivers the title track from his next album, Baby Jesus. This is dope.”
Music Times writes, “Snoop Dogg is currently prepping the release of his thirteenth studio album BUSH, which was produced by Pharrell Williams and is due out May 12. Today the 10-track album became available for pre-order on iTunes and Snoop dropped his first single “Peaches N Cream,” featuring Charlie Wilson. In addition to Wilson and Pharrell BUSH will also feature an appearance from Stevie Wonder.”
Out of all the music festivals I (and staff) attend each year, by far the JAZZ IN THE GARDENS music series is my all-time favorite! The City of Miami Gardens, Florida treat us each year with performances from legendary musicians and amazing international cuisines. And dare I say that the 2015 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS Line-Up is even better than imagined? Check this out! In the house will be the tantalizing ERYKAH BADU, Hip Hop Icons – RUN DMC, the bad boy of R&B – R. KELLY, the very sexy TONI BRAXTON, super hot MAXWELL, the baddest drummer in the world – SHELIA E, and the list goes on!
As a special treat, in this blog post, I’ve included a short video of TEENA MARIE performing at Jazz In The Gardens back in 2010. This performance is special to me because I had a chance to see Teena live one last time before she passed away. And that’s what JAZZ IN THE GARDENS is all about. Creating memories and great experiences that will last a lifetime. Out of all the places in the world, the Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival is the one place you need to be March 21st & 22nd in Miami Gardens, FL.
A crowd favorite, rapper, ACTION BRONSON, graces us with visuals for his hit, ‘Actin Crazy’. FreeOnSmash writes, “After taking acid and losing his mind in the “Easy Rider” visual, Bronsolino becomes the star man in a green room for “Actin Crazy.” From flying through space to dodging sharks, there’s no holding back on the 40 and Omen-produced track. Mr Wonderful arrives March 24th.”
“Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs? “No,” I said, astonished. “Well, it’s really dangerous,” he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis […]
First I have to mention that Grand Puba’s “2000″ should go down in the rap history books as a sheer classic album. I stand by that statement and I don’t care what all the hip hop heads say lol. I’ve been debating Puba’s status as a ‘legend’ for years in social media platforms, so to present this video with him, the greatest of all time, PAC, and Treach, comes with great honor.
AmbrosiaForHeads writes, “Back in 1992, before the East Coast/West Coast beef was in full effect, Treach, Tupac and Grand Puba found themselves together backstage and decided to have an impromptu cipher. The moment was caught on tape and has made the rounds over the years, but it’s still amazing to see the three legendary MCs together rhyming just for the sport of it. Each MC flows with aggression, a cappella. Check it out.”
Rick Ross’ album “Hood Billionaire” is a great concept that demonstrates you can achieve anything no matter what walk of life you come from. Speaking as a music blogger stationed in Miami, Ross’ sound truly represents our flavor down here as everyday we have to hustle hard to stay afloat in a wild wild west-like city. “Wuzzup” is off of the the ‘Hood Billionaire’ album blowing hard with that gritty beat The Bawse is known for. The music video is directed by Latch Lab featuring vintage black and white visuals.
YEAH BOY!!!!! YOUNG BUCK is back with that fire!!! As far as I’m concerned, the game is complete now that Buck dropped this dope ass mixtape. ‘Before The Beast’ is a prelude to Young Buck ‘s upcoming G-Unit EP, “The Beast Is G-Unit”. The mixtape features Lloyd Banks, Yo Gotti, Lil Reese, Cap 1, Trae Tha Truth, Lil Boosie, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd, with production by BandPlay, Drumma Boy, Tru Wealth of Drum Squad, Sonny Digital and Doe Pesci. My favorite track is “Pull Up”.