The West Coast may rejoice. Kendrick is here and it seems like he may be worth all the hype after all. To pimp a butterfly was one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of the year. As Kendrick dropped the first single, “i”, excitement grew.
TonightSaturday Night Live celebrated their 40th anniversary with a star-studded show that honored the stars (past and present), musical guests and hosts and killed John Lovits……. twice lol. During the show Kanye West took the stage and performed a medley of hits. Arguably his biggest; “Jesus Walks” and his latest two “Only One” (ft. Paul McCartney) and “Wolves” (ft. Sia and Vic Mensa, both of whom joined him on stage.
Looks like J. Cole is hitting the road to support his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album, which went gold in two weeks, when it was released last December! Cole took to Twitter to announce the first dates of the tour, which he says will be hitting cities that he feels don’t get any love, with more dates coming soon!
More dates next week @Dreamville
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 13, 2015
It looks like his three song Christmas Day EP, was an appetizer for the main event that is Miguel‘s third studio album, which we have impatiently waiting for since the release of his GRAMMY nominated Kaleidoscope Dream album. Well in an interview with Billboard, Marc PItts, the President of Urban Music over at RCA spilled the beans on the new album!
I recently got the opportunity to see the movie, Top Five. There was a scene where Chris Rock’s character went to his old neighborhood. While reuniting with his family during a get-together (picture the family cook-out scene in any 90’s era black movie) they started debating about their ‘Top Fives’ of hip-hop rappers. As a hip-hop head myself, I thought it would be fun to share mine.
During what I believe to be the most exciting 4th quarter in hip-hop/R&B, Nicki Minaj drops her “highly anticipated” album, The Pinkprint. Check out my thoughts.
Iggy Azalea is having a hell of a year, four hit singles; two as a solo artist and two featured, “Fancy” “Black Widow” (ft. Rita Ora) “Problem” as a featured artist with Ariana Grande and T.I.‘s “No Mediocre.” Four GRAMMY nominations; Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Song and Record of the Year for “Fancy,” the only thing left to do was a North American tour. Well that’s next on her list as she announced the dates for her North American tour, The Great Escape Tour, featuring Nick Jonas and Tinashe. The spring tour kicks off August 14 in Fresno, California and wraps up May 24 in Austin, Texas.
K. Michelle is the girl that I went to high school with that now has 4 kids and is on the 5th round of her on/off baby daddy relationship who she claims is her hubby, but ain’t no paperwork. She dropped an album earlier this week and I’m going to start writing more again…
Some might think I only review good music and those people are correct. Why waste words on bulls*it? Jermaine Cole released an album earlier this week that no one knew about until a few weeks ago. No Promo. No Marketing. No Scandal. Just Music.
It’s officially GRAMMY season, as the nominees for the 2015 57th annual show were announced over social media on Friday, December 5. Sam Smith, Pharrell and Beyonce led the way with six nominations each. Pharrell picks up extra nominations for his contributions to Beyonce and Ed Sheeran‘s albums as a producer while Beyonce passed Dolly Parton as the most nominated female of all time.
The format of this post will be the same as previous year’s: who should win/who will win. I will have some help here with our own Cody Taylor doing the Rock categories and Carina Stewart from Q100.3 doing the country categories.
It’s officially GRAMMY season! This morning on CBS the lead up to “Music’s Biggest Night started,” when Pharrell and Ed Sheeran dropped by to kick off the announcing of 2015 GRAMMY nominees. This year the show has decided to be more social media friendly and announce the 2015 GRAMMY Nominees over social media, and update them throughout the day. With the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Album of the Year will be announced on their special on CBS.