Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Celebrating Tupac Shakur on What Would Have Been his 49th Birthday

24 years ago the world lost a great talent. Although his career lasted a span of five years his influence continues to last a lifetime and in today's climate we are listening to Tupac's words more than ever. The slained rapper influenced the world with his words in The Rose That Grew From Concrete and his discography that exceeded 14 years past his death.  While there are many speculations that the rapper is still alive we continue to celebrate him on his birthday where w he would have been 49 years old.

Let's look at the top songs that reflect on the current situation today. 

  • White Manz World - The track off the first posthumously released album The Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory Pac offers his thoughts on being a minority and offers an apology to the treatment of black women. 
  • Holla If You Hear Me - Is an ode to his homies from the block getting taken by the police. 
  • Chances - The infamous single sampled from Bruce Hornsby became the anthem for racism in the 90s. 
  • Keep Your Head Up - is a tune for the better days for the Black Community. 
What is your favorite Tupac song?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

George Floyd Autopsy Reveal Cause of Death Homicide

George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died after an officer arrested him putting a knee to his neck died by homicide according to the autopsies that were released early Monday morning.  While one autopsy reads homicide by asphyxiation the Hennepin County Medical Examiners office stated that Floyd died of "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression. With the manner of death was ruled suicide the office notes "it is not a legal determination of culpability or intent " Both autopsies contradicted the preliminary report from the prosecutors which revealed no physical signs of traumatic asphyxia.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

The Weeknd Collaborates with Doja Cat for In Your Eyes Remix

The Weeknd does it again with yet again another controversial remix. Abel known for his dark explicit songs and falsetto voice put out the In Your Eyes Remix featuring Doja Cat.  Many complain that the 24-year-old singer/rapper was not a good fit. The same arguments were made in 2015 when The Weeknd released The Hills Remixes with Eminem and Nicki Minaj. The Weeknd is known to think outside of the box in terms of his features as if it was a sinister scheme or a master plan. In this case Doja Cat adds to the 80's trapped in Vegas-style music. 

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Will Snaps on Will Remix

One month ago the world was made aware of Joyner Lucas appreciation for Will Smith and his accomplishments in the music and entertainment industry. The original video by Lucas paid homage to Smith using visuals from his music career, The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, Bad Boys, Men In Black Wild Wild West and more.  Humbled by this, Smith remixes the song going off in the track thanking him but dedicating his success to Nelson Mandela, Mohammed Ali, as well as his mother , wife Jada , Martin Lawrence, the late James Avery. He ends the verse by imparting fatherly wisdom and telling Lucas will grow up just fine with a dad like him. Many people have underestimated the lyricism that Will Smith possesses giving the remix double the shock factor for new fans everywhere. 

It is refreshing to see collaborations and people paying homage like this. 

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Usher Slammed for Stating Lil Kim Paved the Way for Nikki Minaj

As previously reported by Hot 97, Usher had involved in an Instagram live session with Swizz Beatz addressing different topics which included the Vezuz  battoe series. Within this conversation Usher mentions that he felt that Lil Kim paved the way for artists like Nicki Minaj. While many agree to the testament there were many fans that did not agree to this and did not appreciate when Usher referred to Nicki Minaj as a product of Lil Kim.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Uptown Records Founder Andre Harell Passes Away at The Age of 59

In her Verzus battle with Jill Scott tonight Erykah Badu credits the now late Andre Harrell to their musical careers and everything that was done tonight on the live was a tribute to Andre Harell.  for those that do not know who Andre Harrell was you missed out on an icon of the music industry and one of the most influential executives of the generation.

“Andre understood that by connecting R&B and hip-hop to fashion, lifestyle and aspiration, it would have an impact on the culture overall.” - Barry Michael Cooper (via Complex Mag)
The former Uptown Records founder died from complications of a heart attack at the age of 59. According to the Los Angeles police department, he was found dead alone in his Los Angeles apartment. He was known for launching the careers of Jodeci, Mary J. Blige Al B. Sure as well as Diddy.  According to Complex, Harrell was regarded as the prototype for the "high style, black excellence refinement Sean Combs shoots for, or the brother-from-another of rap mogul Russel Simmons"

Harell created that grown and sexy space and the formula of connecting the music to the current culture, he will never be forgotten.  There will be a BET special in honor of Harell releasing at the end of the year titled Uptown.

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One of Rock's Founding Father's Little Richard Passed Away at the Age of 87

' "I was rhe architect of Rock!" He demanded his flowers while alive. One of my favorite entertainers

Little Richard, a founding father of the Rock & Roll genre whose style, larger than life personality, electrifying stage presence transcends throughout time, died Saturday at the age of 87. The news confirmed by his son Danny Jones Penniman also stated the cause of death was cancer.

His hit singles Tutti Fruitti, Long Tail Sally, and Lucille became household names for the simple , gospel-infused, full of excitement and sexually charged lyrics became a talking point of the music industry everywhere  While his career on the top ten did not further after 1958 his music became the foundations of artists over the decades from  Elvis to Costello to Paul McCartney. The younger generations can recall seeing little Richards on some of the hit 90's shows such as Full House playing Denise's Crazy Uncle Richie.

He will be greatly missed. 
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