MTV has released their annual list of the Hottest MCs In The Game, with Kendrick Lamar taking out the winner’s position for 2012. On the strength of being deemed a “voice of his generation”, Lamar took out pole position in MTV’s list, which sees the formerly music-oriented channel select the top 10 rappers from the
A new hip hop festival named ‘Movement’ has just been announced, to be curated by New York rapper Nas, and launching in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth this April, featuring a lineup of international and Australian talent.
The promoter who was famously kidnapped and taken hostage after Nas failed to perform at a New Year’s Eve 2011 concert in Angola is suing the rapper for $10 million. According to TMZ, the promoter – Patrick Allocco – claims that he was held for ransom by Angolan promoters and their “henchmen” for 50 days,
From Illmatic to Stillmatic, I Am to Nastradamus, God’s Son to Street Disciple, It Was Written to albums Untitled and the declaration Hip-Hop Is Dead to the close Distant Relatives collaboration with Bob Marley’s son Damien, Nas has released classic after classic whilst remaining the best hip hop artist for the last 20 years he’s
Debuting last night on BBC’s Radio 1, Cherry Wine is one of the few remaining unheard collaborations featuring the departed singer, and will feature on Nas’s up-and-coming album Life Is Good. According to NME, the two musicians hit it up for a songwriting session in 2008. Of the songs they recorded, Like Smoke appeared on
This morning Music Feeds reported on Nicki Minaj’s performance being cancelled after Hot 97’s radio personality Peter Rosenberg insinuated that Minaj’s brand of music was not ‘real’ hip hop. Once word of Roenberg’s comments got out, Young Money’s founder Lil Wayne pulled Minaj from the festival and announced via Twitter that no artist on his
Nas‘ U.S. concert promoter remains in limbo in Angola as negotiations between the rapper and a local promoter drag on.
So I reported last week the Good Vibrations Festival were practically giving away tickets for the Sydney leg of their nation wide tour. Guess what Gold Coast and Perth? You’re getting the half price treatment too. Well you get two options to choose from… Bring a friend for free: Yep, Existing tickets holders for the
The morning of the Good Vibrations festival the sun didn’t so much as peek its face out – you’d be rightly mistaken if you thought we were in the middle of autumn and not smack bang in the second week of February. Considering gum boots which I wore at Parklife in late 2010, I decided
Two great announcements from the crew over at Jam Music and the Good Vibrations Festival today. 1) They’ve announced the line up and from my first perusal all I can see is a conflict between NAS & Damian Marley with Kelis – half an hour of both sets maybe? 2) Aloe Blacc has been added
Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives collaboration has gotta be one of the most exciting hip hop projects announced this year.
Nas and Damian Marley, two artists at the top of their respective games, have joined forces to create a fascinating new project they’ve dubbed ‘Distant Relatives’.