André 3000 is taking his jazz instrumental album, New Blue Sun, on tour. The intimate live shows will include multi-instrumentalist Carlos Niño, Nate Mercereau, Surya Botofasina, Deantoni Parks, Diego Gaeta, Matthewdavid, V.C.R, Diego Gaeta, Jesse Peterson and Mia Doi Todd. The tour kicks off on January 29 in Brooklyn and is followed by a three-night residency at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan, where André and his collaborators will play two shows per night. They’ll make stops in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco before finishing with a five-night stint at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, a cemetery in Los Angeles.
New Blue Sun arrived in November 2023. Outkast fans were devastated to learn he wouldn’t be rapping on the albumRead more
Diddy won't be attending the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4 despite his nomination in the Best Progressive R&B Album category for The Love Album: Off the Grid. The news comes weeks after his ex Cassie Ventura sued him for sexual and physical assault, which led to a cascade of lawsuits from other alleged victims. A rep for the Bad Boy Records founder confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that he's skipping the ceremony altogether.
The Love Album debuted at No. 19 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart, and its single, “Another One of Me,” spent a single week on the Hot 100 chart, landing at No. 87. The album didn’t dominate streaming services or earn critical acclaim but was still recognized by music professionals and showed up at the awaRead more
Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav have connected on a new single called "Everywhere Man," the first of many collaborations to come. Co-written and produced by Sam Hollander, the innovative track stems from the spirit of Flav's clear omnipresence—but with a twist. Using A.I. technology, it comes in 27 different languages—from Chinese and French to German and Japanese.
The concept was initially sparked by Chuck D, who noticed Flavor Flav was quite literally popping up everywhere. But it really came together last spring when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was a guest speaker at Harvard University. Flav and Hollander worked with students from the Harvard Business School’s Innovation Lab and together, they came up with the idea to translate the song into variousRead more
Dilla Day L.A. is going down on February 10 at 930 Mateo Street in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. PT. Featured performers include Slum Village, J. Rocc and surprise guests. Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, will also be on deck for a meet-and-greet as the celebration of her son gets underway. Local vendors, a donut pop-up and more will provide food and beverages for the event. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (January 10) and are available here.
J. Dilla is one of Hip Hop's most revered producers. He died in 2006 at the young age of 32 from complications stemming from TTP and lupus. Over the years, his legacy has been preserved by Ma Dukes and many more who loved him and appreciated his art.
Dilla was also part of Slum VRead more