FINALLY! Nipsey Hussle just announced he will be releasing the DJ Drama hosted Crenshaw mixtape on October 8th, 2013. Features and production credits have yet to be announced. Check out the artwork, above!
Interesting find on the web about the growing music industry in Atlanta with emphasis on strip club DJs. Wall Street Journal recently profiled the Coalition DJs’ transformation into music moguls. The piece highlighted the organization’s invaluable role within the music industry, and impeccable resume of breaking records for talent including Future, Ca$h Out, B.o.B, August Alsina, and Young Jeezy, utilizing their stronghold on the city’s popular strip club scene. It goes on to speak with label execs, artists, and prominent figures of the Atlanta nightclub and music industry about their proven track record and why the industry needs them:
ATLANTA—On a recent Monday evening, 12 of the most powerful figures in this city’s music industry gathered over Buffalo wings and Sprite in a cramped recording studio, making decisions that could propel a handful of aspiring musicians to prominence in some of the most important venues in town: strip clubs.
Atlanta’s strip clubs are a proving ground for rap and hip-hop songs aiming for mainstream recognition. The DJs who provide the soundtrack at such clubs have formed an alliance that picks potential hits and—for a fee—promotes them via regular, coordinated play at a dozen clubs throughout the city.
Each member of Coalition DJs, as the group calls itself, is responsible for spinning five new songs two to three times a night over an eight-week period, working them in between better-known hits. Artists, who pay several thousand dollars per song for the service, get a customized printout of data verifying where and when their song was played.
Kanye West is hitting the road for the first time since 2008 for a 23 city tour in honor of his album Yeezus. He is also bringing Kendrick Lamar on the trip with him, check it out to see if Ye & K Dot will be in your city. Read More
Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music signee Ryan McDermott announces the launch of a 20 week campaign that will countdown the release of his awaited mixtape, Ryan Vs. The Sandman: The Tale of The Sleepwalkers. Appropriately titled #FEELGOODMUSIC, the campaign will feature new content released every week for 20 weeks straight on Ryan’s website, RyanMcDermottMusic.com. The countdown is on for the first release, one week from today- stay tuned & watch it all come together .
Tune in next Tuesday for the first release.
Once something goes viral, it’s a WRAP! J.Cole experienced that a couple months back when he showcased a beat he constructed for his boss and mentor, Jay Z towards the latter of vlog of him re-creating his hit single and Miguel assisted “Power Trip.” The bouncy “Brooklyn” anthem caught fire in the hip-hop community leaving many to wonder if Mr. Carter had received the production and if so, what was taking him so long to complete the task. Well today I spoke with Cole about several topics including his involvement in Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist video game, scoring a video game himself, touring with Wale and vacationing for 3 days in Jamaica by himself. In between, I remembered that we have yet to hear about said “Brooklyn” beat, so this is what he told me.
“Of course he heard it. He has that beat. He was supposed to do something on it but you gotta ask him what happened to it though. In my eyes that was supposed to be the first song he came out to when he opened up The Barclays Center, that’s what I made it for. I wanted it to be the whole anthem for the entire Brooklyn. I pictured him coming out to that but I think he was in like Daddy mode so he probably wasn’t in rap mode at that time. He’s still got that beat. If he doesn’t rap on it, I’m going to rap on it.”
It’s no secret that Drake and Kanye like to share similar styles in creating music. And anyone with a good set of ears could determine these two rap giants have been shooting subliminals at each other when they see fit. Reasons for the shots have been speculated for some time now. And since I’m a fan of both lyricists, I could honestly careless as long as the music is good. During Drake’s 2013 OVO Fest in Toronto, a major move was pulled on Drake’s part by including Yeezy as a surprise guest which caused the hip-hop world to wonder if these two have finally settled their differences. And according to this brief interview, their might be some music to be made in the future. In the latest issue of XXL Magazine, Drake spoke about the tension between him and Ye created by the media and mainly how he couldn’t get into a war of words with the Chicago MC. Peep below! XXL Magazine’s latest issue will be on newsstands this week. Nothing Was The Same drops on September 17th.
Or it could be The Black Album/Confessions formula, or you could put any other two albums together and say that I figured something out. It’s tough to get into a war of words with Kanye because he’s a huge reason why I’m here, why I’m confident enough to step to a mic and say, “Ok, I don’t have any murder or bricks or drugs to talk about, but I can tell you about myself, and if you’re willing to listen we can get into it.” Kanye was kind of the first guy to give me that boost of confidence. It’s tough to engage in any sort of confrontation with that guy. At the end of the day, I do look up to him. And if he feels the need to remind people that, so be it.”
The Core DJs partner again with MixShow Live, LLC to bring the popular music conference MixShow Live 4 back to Atlanta. MixShow Live welcomes the country’s most popular DJs and media outlets to partake in the weekend-long music conference filled with artist showcases, listening suites, panels, and social events. SGInk, G-Unit Records, Interscope Records, T.I.G., Beartrap Ent, Coalition DJs, SMS Audio, and Red Line Ent are among the top sponsor brands that have partnered with the semi-annual music conference to make this the ultimate networking experience.
WHERE: W Atlanta Midtown (188 14th St NE Atlanta, GA 30361)
WHEN: August 9 – 11, 2013
Giving his trippy fans a preview inside his debut work, Juicy J plans to release Still Trippy on August 27th with guest features hailing from Justin Timberlake, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Wale, Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, Pimp C, Project Pat and and many others.
His current single, “Bounce It” will debut on BET’s 106 & Park and VEVO on Wednesday, July 18th. Serving as an executive producer for the project, Wiz Khalifa has called in top notch producers to contribute to Juicy’s opus. Producers include, Mike Will, Timbaland, Lex Luger, Young Chop, Crazy Mike, Baby E, I.D. Labs productions, Danny Boy and The Weeknd.
RESPECT: Mike N.
Today marked the release of Jigga’s latest creation, Magna Carta Holy Grail. After hurdling a couple obstacles, the RIAA ended up changing their guidelines, which allowed Jay’s new album to instantly go platinum. Now that’s #newrules for you.
Keyshia Cole gave the press room life in her thigh high Versace boots. The “Heaven Sent” singer was fresh off a performance high when she stepped in looking gorgeous. Keyshia and I had a brief back and forth about her next single off Woman to Woman where she reveals why the album promotion has been relatively nonexistent:
Keyshia, hi I’m Queen Bobbi from YouHeardThatNew.com. Can we expect more visuals from Woman To Woman?
Keyshia Cole: Yes, yes, yes. It’s been a lot going on like since Ron Fair left Interscope. You know, he was such an advocate for my career and just everything that that has to do with my career. It has been really hard since Ron Fair left and not there anymore so…
Is there a particular single that you’re going to shoot next?
We’re trying to figure out which one and a lot of people like “I Choose You.” I mean, I love “I Choose You” it’s such an amazing song. And Mary recorded it before I did, Jennifer Hudson recorded it before I did and they both did such an amazing job on that song so for me to be able to record it was just an amazing process anyway, within itself. I’m really excited about that song but also “Zero.” It’s summertime, you know. I think we should shoot that. We’re trying to weigh out our options right now.