Record of the Week: Star One – Wanted Man (Feat. Ghetts)
‘Star One’ consists of two brothers, Blackz & Phaze, whose love for Bass Music shines brightly in there productions. The Duo this week release there latest single ‘Wanted Man’ featuring UK Grime Legend ‘Ghetts’. Listen in this Friday to hear the Daytime Team catch up with the pair.
Hip-Hop News: Tuesday 27th August
KENDRICK LAMAR EXPLAINS “CONTROL LYRICS”
Kendrick Lamar says that he was not aware that his verse on Big Sean’s “Control” would generate the amount of interest it did when it was released earlier this month.
“Honestly I didn’t know it would be so much speculation behind it,” Kendrick Lamar says during an interview with the Los Angeles radio station Power 106. “I just wanted to rap. If anybody knows me doing music, I wanna just rap.”
“I’m Makaveli’s offspring,” Lamar raps on “Control,” likely referring to Tupac Shakur’s 1996 release asMakaveli, The Don Killuminati (The 7 Day Theory). “I’m the King of New York, King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both.”
During his Power 106 interview, Kendrick Lamar says that the “King Of New York” lyric was misinterpreted.
“The irony of that line is that the people that actually understood it and got it was the actual kings of New York,” Kendrick Lamar says. “Me sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding that it’s not about actually being the King of whatever Coast. It’s about leaving a mark as great as Biggie, as great as Pac.”
TWERK ADDED TO OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
Twerk has been added to Britain’s Oxford Dictionary as a verb. Oxford Dictionary’s Katherine Connor Martin recently addressed the origin of the word, which has been used in music for years.
“There are many theories about the origin of this word, and since it arose in oral use, we may never know the answer for sure,” Martin said to the Associated Press. “We think the most likely theory is that it is an alteration of work, because that word has a history of being used in similar ways, with dancers being encouraged to ‘work it.’ The ‘t’ could be a result of blending with another word such as twist or twitch.”
Twerk will be added to the dictionary along with selfie, digital detox and Bitocoin.
The definition, according to AP, is to “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”
Twerking has been in the news of late for several reasons. This month, Juicy J offered a $50,000 scholarship for the best student who can twerk and Miley Cyrus made headlines after twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards.
LIL WAYNE GIVES TO CHARITY
Proceeds from Lil Wayne’s September 2 concert at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona will benefit The Carter Fund, a charitable fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, according to a press release from Wayne’s publicist.
General admission tickets are $50.The Carter Fund awards grants to Arizona charities that offer after-school programs to the youth.
Currently headlining the America’s Most Wanted Festival 2013, Lil Wayne tweeted that that he was not nominated for an MTV Video Music Award or a BET Award and that he promises “2 work harder if it kills me.”
EMINEM ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
During the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Beats By Dre released a commercial for Eminem’s seventh studio album. Billed as MMLP2 in the brief commercial, the acoronym is believed to suggest Marshall Mathers LP 2 will be released on November 5, 2013.
Moreover, the commercial indicated that the effort would be executive produced by long time mentor and Aftermath Entertainment backer Dr. Dre, as well as Def Jam Records co-founder and acclaimed producer Rick Rubin. Dre has executive produced Em’s solo albums in the past, most recently 2010′s Recovery.
For Rubin, this is the latest in a series of high-profile Hip Hop albums in 2013, beginning with a last minute involvement with Kanye West’s Yeezus in June, Rubin was also on hand to work with Jay-Z on Magna Carta Holy Grail less than one month later.
2013 has been a major return to Hip Hop for Rubin, who produced seminal hits for the genre in the 1980s and early 1990s, ranging between LL Cool J and Run-DMC to the Geto Boys.This will be his first work with Eminem.
On 2000′s diamond-certified Marshall Mathers LP, Dr. Dre produced six of 19 songs, largely co-productions with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Mel-Man. Eminem.com reported that “Berzerk,” a single from MMLP2, was released on Tuesday (August 27).
Record of the Week: M.O – Hot
This week brings the release of the brand new single from the hottest new girl group on the scene ‘M.O’. The girls Frankie, Nadine & Annie will be calling in this Wednesday to keep Breakfast Host Envy company whilst other half Tango is away. Tune in to find out more about the new record ‘Hot,
plus hear what fun & games Envy comes up with for the girls this time round.
Hip Hop News: Tuesday 20th August
MICHELLE OBAMA HOPING TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY WITH THE RELEASE OF THE HIP HOP INSPIRED “LET’S MOVE” ALBUM
In the hopes of remedying the childhood obesity epidemic, First Lady Michelle Obama is continuing to promote her “Let’s Move” campaign and even has plans on releasing a Hip Hop-inspired album in support of the health and fitness campaign.
According to BallOverAll.com, the Let’s Move album will feature a handful of Hip Hop notables including DMC of Run DMC and Doug E. Fresh as well as acts like Travis Barker, Ashanti, Jordin Sparks, and Kidz In The Hall emcee Naledge. It is unlikely that the project will include any singing or rapping on behalf of Michelle Obama.
MIGUEL ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Miguel was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles, California on August the 15th.
TMZ reports that California Highway Patrol (CHP) pulled Miguel over for speeding and because the singer’s car’s windows were tinted beyond the allowed opacity. After being stopped, police officers say that they smelled the scent of alcohol on Miguel.
Miguel, who is scheduled to appear in court in September for this case, was released on $5,000 bail, according to the reports.
KANYE AND KIM PLAN TO RELEASE PHOTO’S OF NORTH WEST ON THEIR OWN TERMS DESPITE CHARITABLE TEMPTATIONS
Reports that sources close to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reveal that the couple is refusing financial offers upwards of $3 million for photographs of the baby reportedly nicknamed “Nori.” The sources allege that the baby’s mother considered accepting an offer and turning the profits to charity, but since changed her mind.
Record of the week – Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande – Lifted
Once again Naughty Boy & Emeli Sande join forces to create a sure to be hit. Previous collaborations include ‘Wonder’, plus Emeli’s debut single ‘Heaven’.
Lifted is released this week, grab your copy now.
Hip Hop News: Tuesday 13th August
ASHANTI AND JA RULE REUNITE AFTER YEARS OF NOT SEEING EACH OTHER
Ashanti and Ja Rule are working together once again.
The “Always on Time” artists were in a recording studio over the weekend. Ashanti said it felt “great” to reconnect with the rapper who recently spent two years in prison. Rule was incarcerated following a 2007 arrest for weapons possession and was also convicted of failing to pay federal taxes in 2011. He served close to two years in prison before being released to house arrest. Shortly after Rule’s release from house arrest, he and Ashanti met to collaborate.
DMX FILMS A SCENE FOR NEW COMEDY FILM BY CHRIS ROCK
Regardless of his continuing legal issues, and having released only one album in the last seven years, DMX is still finding high-profile work.
X’s camp release an official statement, writing, “The scene is comedic which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor. X and Rock played well off each other and Rock’s character even gets DMX to lead the inmates in a song. There are more acting roles to come and DMX is also planning on attending the Sundance Film Festival in January.”
CHRIS BROWN SAYS HE’S DONE WITH MUSIC AFTER “X” ALBUM
The R&B singer/rapper says he’s tired of being famous for “a mistake.”
Chris Brown took to Twitter to say he plans to quit music after the release of his upcoming album, X.
In one of his tweets, the R&B singer/rapper said he’s “tired of being famous for a mistake,” which is a reference to when he assaulted Rihanna at age 18. Yesterday (August 6) he tweeted, “Don’t worry mainstream America. After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album.” And in a tweet that followed seven minutes after, Breezy continued, “Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!”
KANYE TO PERFORM AT THE MTV MUSIC AWARDS AGAIN
Def Jam Records has confirmed today (August 5) that Kanye West is among performers at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. He is confirmed to be performing Yeezus single “Black Skinhead,” which included creative involvement from Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, and Lupe Fiasco.
2013 will mark West’s seventh VMA performance, tying him with Madonna for most overall performances at the flagship award show. West VMA performances date back to a 2004 College Dropout medley.
Record of the Week: Rudimental, Foxes – Right Here
Rudimental, Foxes – Right Here
The latest single to be released from British Quartet, Rudimental. Right Here is the fourth single to be released from their debut album Home. Working alongside Rudimental, Right Here features vocals from the extremely talented Foxes.
Right Here is released 12th August 2013.
Hip Hop News: Tuesday 6th August
RUN DMC TEAM UP WITH ADIDAS AGAIN TO MAKE INTERACTIVE VIDEO
Run-Dmc and Fool’s Gold record founder A-Trak are getting together to make a fan interactive music video in association with Adidas.Set in New York Run Dmc will be the players in the visual project that can be controlled by fans.Using voice commands and using visual effects,people will be able to influence the video and trigger special effects and animations.
DJ KHALED MARRIAGE PROPOSAL TO NICKI MINAJ WAS A JOKE
DJ Khaled says his marriage proposal to Nicki Minaj was a joke.Khaled also said that it was a “dope plan” to present his new single ‘I wanna be with you.’
The marriage proposal was initially made last week on MTV News.DJ Khaled then explained his desire to marry Minaj.However after ‘I wanna be with you’ was released this week,Nicki Minaj told New York hip hop station Hot 97 that DJ Khaled was “not serious.”
“It was just another way for him to kinda give the world a glimpse on the feeling of this record” Minaj said.
BUSTA RHYMES AND THE ILLUMINATI???
Busta Rhymes has been interested in the dynamics at work behind secret societies for some time now,but even he thinks that hip hop’s fascination with the illuminati is spiralling out of control.During his visit to “Rap-Fix-Live” Busta explained why he addressed the topic on his upcoming album “E.L.E.2″ adding that it was surreal to hear Jay-Z being questioned about it in a recent radio interview.
“I’ve always been intrigued by the concepts,ideas and possible realities of secret societies,hierarchy governments and people that really pull the strings that you don’t see” Busta explained.”That’s been a lining in all of my albums,that’s why they are called The Coming,When Disaster Strikes,ELE,Anarchy etc.”
Record of the Week: Baby Blue – Bump
Baby Blue – Bump
Baby Blue is well known for her rapping skills, however this week she releases her new single which see’s her focus more on singing than dropping bars. Blue has both of the talents on lock & will be calling by the studio this Friday to talk more about her new direction.