September 13, 2012
When Kanye West isn’t tied up for time with his new celebrity girlfriend, Ms. Kardashian, he’s doing what he knows how to do best – putting in work at his studio. Kanye has taken few breaks from his career as a producer and rapper, and now possesses the ability to invite pretty much anyone he’d like to spit a few verses or sing a few bars in his music.
Fans were anxious to hear R&B singer Frank Ocean guest star on a few of Kanye’s tunes, but unfortunately there seems to be no sign of him on Kanye’s tracklist. The compilation titled “G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer” will be released in iTunes and include many other big names in the industry.…
September 12, 2012
The video director who worked with the likes of MGMT, Yeasayer, and Fever Ray to create their eclectic music videos has recently followed suit with Kanye West and rapper 2 Chainz in their new release, “Birthday Song”. The video shows off the director’s diverse range of themes, which include cloned actors and a birthday cake shaped like a derrière.
Other odd elements poke through the video as they make their way through a middle class house with an old man swigging a 40, out to the street where young kids flash the middle finger – and finally to a backyard barbecue, complete with trampolines and lawnmowers. As usual, scantily-clad women traverse just about every scene – but you can’t help but admire the director’s cinematic ideas.…
September 5, 2012
Budweiser’s Made In America Festival kicked off its first day with a bang, and showcased some of the hottest singers, musicians, rappers, and bands producing music today. Most surprising was an appearance of the G.O.O.D. crew, comprised of Common, Kanye West and others. Jay-Z, who managed the event, also played a pre-recorded message from the Command-in-Chief himself President Barack Obama.
August 28, 2012
A lawsuit against rapper Kanye West was finally dismissed, after a two year old allegation that he stole the idea for the hit song “Stronger” from a former business associate. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in West’s favor. Judge Wood even referenced the fact that famous quote, “that which does not kill us make us stronger”, had been used in numerous songs throughout the century.…
July 18, 2011
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
With a week-long amount of art, music, and vibes, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival culminated on Saturday with what became a truly exceptional day.
For starters, on one end of the festival grounds were graffiti writers bombing on walls, Capoeira dancers demonstrations and exhibitions, as well as up-and-coming bands amongst other attractions and activities. It really did feel like a family oriented event. Then when you get over to the other side of the festival grounds, things start to heat up.
All of this is set under the precarious and breath-taking scenery of Brooklyn’s DUMBO (Directly under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. We we’re stationed directly under the Brooklyn Bridge which provided both, shelter from the sun (it was a hot one) and an almost impenetrable shield from the street noise. Now even if we didn’t have the bridge to shield us, we had plenty of ammo …