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.
Let's send a special shoutout to TDE artist, SCHOOLBOY Q, for taking part in assisting South Florida in restoring one of our treasured venues. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Heineken USA and Indiegogo, conducted crowdfunding campaign to raise money to restore Miami Marine Stadium. The campaign, that aimed to begin restoration on the Virginia Key landmark, which has seen artists from the Beach Boys to Ray Charles, solicited SCHOOLBOY Q and ISAIAH RASHAD, to perform at the Fillmore Miami Beach last week September 29. Everyone in the audience donated to the cause and was able to attend one of the dopest Hip Hop shows ever.
Last night, the Queen of the World, BEYONCE, gave one of the best performances I've ever seen. Not to mention, SHE brought the mothers of police shooting victims Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Oscar Grant to the red carpet. CBS News writes, "Brown, Martin, Garner and Grant are some of the most important names to catalyze the Black Lives Matters movement. Beyonce brought in the mothers of Brown, Martin and Garner to partake in her visual album, “Lemonade,” as well. They held photos of their late sons in the video. "
HipHopDX: "Kodak Black is sitting in jail, but is not letting that stop him from keeping his train moving. He is making a statement with the cover art for his upcoming mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac, which dropped today. The cover art for Lil B.I.G. Pac features the 18-year-old dressed like a baby in the same fashion of The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die album. The baby has a bandana tied around his head a la Tupac."
What up Doe! This is a REPOST for #ThrowbackThursday because it seems as if a few people in Miami forgot about me. So I'm going this take this moment to re-introduce myself... my name is LISA FORD aka the QUEEN OF MIAMI, the only female Promoter in this town inducted into the FAMOUS PLAYAS ASSOCIATION headed by SNOOP DOGG & The Honorable BISHOP DON JUAN with Florida Chapter President DJ MONEY QUEEN GREEN. Every SATURDAY, I promote the OFFICIAL TRI-COUNTY Showcase called the HIP HOP ORGY (@HipHopOrgy on IG & Twitter) at the POLO CLUB located at 5590 Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33023. The flyer is located on the right side of this blog. We showcase and feature the hottest independent artists in Florida and abroad. And we play their music on ExcitementRadio.com. Call me, Lisa Ford, for more details 786-447-8754. In the meantime...enjoy the video.
Before I get into this blog post, I must say that this is what Hip Hop needs...Diabolical Rap Battles featuring the latest and the greatest. Case in point...FREDRO STARR vs. KEITH MURRAY! AmbrosiaForHeads writes, "After more than a year of hype, promotion, and anticipation, Keith Murray and Fredro Starr finally battled. The October 4 battle at Brooklyn, New York’s Milk River saw the two 1990s major label stars from their crews (Def Squad and ONYX, respectively) square off in a crowded boxing ring. Perhaps symbolically, the MC battle nearly became a physical tussle after the men—and referees struggled to manage the microphone—and each others’ personal space. The MC War event is captured on film, and features nearly 30 minutes of action—and not all of it is head-to-head rhyming. However, Heads can largely agree that it was Fredro’s night, in a battle that seemed to go as deep as its hype videos projected."
HollywoodReporter.com writes, "Now in its eighth year, the long-running litigation over whether Jay Z rightfully sampled an Egyptian tune in his hit single "Big Pimpin'" is getting closer to resolution. With the trial scheduled for Oct. 13, the judge on Monday indicated she’d likely deny Osama Ahmed Fahmy's motion for summary judgment against the rapper. Fahmy’s lawsuit centers on the composition "Khosara, Khosara" from the 1960 Egyptian film Fata ahlami, which Jay Z and Timbaland (who is a co-defendant) turned into the unmistakable hook of the rapper’s 2000 single. Fahmy claims he's an heir of “Khosara Khosara” composer Baligh Hamdy and sued the rapper for copyright infringement, also naming Paramount Pictures, Warner Music, UMG and MTV among the defendants."