The world-famous ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 Miami – is one where I was supposed to be working…taking photos, conducting interviews etc etc, but at one point I had to sit a camera down and simply party my ass off!!! It was just too much excitement bottled up and just one small weekend and I, plus the hundreds of thousands of EDM music lovers, couldn’t contain ourselves. Next year, we need ULTRA all week long. This festival motivated me and makes me never want to move out of Miami. Over the 3-day weekend, ULTRA brought a massive force of energy to the city that will carry us over until Ultra 2016. Check out the highlights from the third and final day!
Yesterday, millions upon millions of music lovers from around the world tuned into twitch.tv/ultra to witness an exciting moment in history – the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in Miami, featuring top EDM superstar DJ’s on multiple stages. The saga continues today at Bayfront Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. The weather is beautiful. The energy is crazy! EVERYONE needs to experience ULTRA at least once in my lifetime!
Yes this is a Hip Hop blog but I can’t deny the wickedness and undeniable presence of EDM. Not to mention the VERY BEST concert in worldwide music history – the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL – that takes place in Miami every Spring. Tonight, Ultra will be streamed live again and you’ll enjoy the spectacular show from start to finish! The light and laser show alone goes beyond your imagination and the ambiance of the weekend-long extravaganza is an out-of-body experience. Check out the best moments from Ultra Day 1.
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 […]