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.
I'm pleased to see that the classic LIL WAYNE is back! Alongside Kevin Hart, aka Chocolate Droppa, I witnessed LIL WAYNE blow the Hip Hop community out of the water last night with his 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Check out Wayne in his natural state as a dope MC. He uses a few lines from his “Where Ya At” song off his No Ceilings 2 mixtape with DJ Drama doing the duties on the console. The beat is provided by none other than Metro Boomin.'
(CNN) - Rapper KID CUDI checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges and posted a message on his Facebook page saying, "I am not at peace...My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I cant make new friends because of it. I don't trust anyone because of it and I'm tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace."
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.
HOOD DIEZEL’s 5th musical mixtape, “I Am The No”, is dense with the notion that he’s in a league of his own with well-documented lyrics about the reality of growing up in Pompano while maneuvering a way to blast off in the industry. Diezel is a rap-avenger delivering dope gritty music with no gimmicks and while this record is sure to please longtime fans, it also works as a compelling case that Diezel and producer, Cash Marley, is South Florida’s new dynamic duo as Marley produced the majority of the tape allowing Diezel to capitalize off the natural progression of his solid rap career.
Fader: Atlanta rap duo Rae Sremmurd have released the video for their Gucci Mane featuring "Black Beatles." The song comes from the group's superb sophomore record SremmLife 2. The dudes don electric guitars and seriously rock out on stage performing the track, with Gucci coming out clad in red leather to spit his verse. The video weaves in and out of the live performance showing the guys backstage and running away from screaming fans, a la those other Bealtes. They even do an Abbey Road-esque crossing of the street.