A pair of music legends are joining forces to help USC students attempt to break into the industry. Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are donating 70-million dollars to USC for the construction of a new music academy. Read More »
Just weeks after releasing her hot new video with Maxwell for ”Fire We Make”, Alicia Keys has dropped a brand new video for her latest single, ”New Day”, that was produced by hubby Swizz Beatz.
“New Day” is a positive and celebratory type of song that just makes you want to get up and dance and have a good time. Director Laban Pheidias did an excellent job in capturing the upbeat feel of the song, and Ms. Keys looks absolutely STUNNING and brings the HEAT in this video.
In the video, we see Keys dancing in the streets of New York in a haute gold bustier and high heels, and then we see her showing off some choreographed dance moves in an on-stage performance.
Peep the video below:
Overall, I think this is a great video. “New Day” is something different for Alicia, but its definitely a good look for her and shows her in a different light than what we are used to seeing.
Are you feeling the video for “New Day”? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Forbes just released their 2013 list for the top richest hip-hop artist. Topping the list are Diddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman, and 50 Cent coming at number five. Find out just how much they made inside. Read More »
A brand new reality show is in the works with the sons ofÂ N.W.AÂ andÂ Run-DMC. The reality show will be based on the sons of famous hip hop groups and is being shopped by networks.Â Read More »
“Forbes” magazine has published its list of the top ten hip-hop artists who can “make it rain” in Benjamins.
One day I will be on this list, watch….
Topping the list of the highest paid hip-hop celebrities is Dr. Dre.
The rap legend earned a whopping 110-million dollars last year, according to “Forbes.”
Most of that cash came from his headphone line, “Beats by Dre.” Sean “Diddy” Combs came in at number two with 45-million dollars in earnings last year, most of it from his shares in Ciroc Vodka.
Jay-Z is number three with 38-million dollars in earnings. The rapper banked big bucks from his stakes in various business ventures including the cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter, the advertising firm Translation, and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Jay also has a joint venture with the battery Duracell. Read More »
Viewers are taken on a personal journey into the craft and skills of rap, and what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the pens of rap legends, when Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Ice-Tâ€™s critically-acclaimed film, debuts on DVD, Digital, and Video on Demand on September 18th. Directed and hosted by rap legend Ice-T, the release of The Art of Rap on DVD follows the documentaryâ€™s premier at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and successful theatrical runs in the United States and England.
A performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap features some of the genreâ€™s biggest talents, including Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Melle Mel, Q-Tip, Redman, Mos Def, Afrika Bambaataa, B Real, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Nas, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Common and Kanye West.
The film has won raves from hip-hop specialists and more mainstream media alike.
Allhiphop.comâ€™s Tim Sanchez wrote, â€œIce-T has produced one of the finest and most detailed film documentaries about Hip-Hop in existenceâ€¦a source of inspiration and education for all Hip-Hop fans young and old.â€
Time Out Londonâ€™s Tom Huddleston wrote, â€œOn the big screen, the sheer force and energy of these poets is extraordinary. These guys are legends for a reason.â€ Read More »
Along with being director of the video, Andre 3000 is also featured on the track along side other artists such as Dr. Dre, Meek Mill, Usher, And Drake who will also make appearances of the album as well.
Check out the video below:
Dr. Dre has cleared a violation hurdle in a marketing dispute with the International Olympic Committee. Officials ruled Friday that the hip-hop producer did not breach any guidelines by gifting his high-end headphones to a number of Olympic athletes. The IOC has strict rules to prevent what’s known as “ambush marketing” by unapproved vendors seeking free publicity from the Games. Read More »
Dr. Dre has some bad news for hip-hop fans hoping to see the Tupac Shakur hologram
out on tour. In a YouTube video shot just before his Coachella performance last Sunday night, the rap superstar reveals that the Tupac hologram “was not done for a tour.” Dr. Dre explains that the life-like image of Tupac was created solely with Coachella in mind. Read More »