Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Announces Hip Hop 50 Summer Blowout
Long Island is virtually a breeding ground for Hip Hop legends—from Chuck D and Stetsasonic to De La Soul. On June 11, the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall Of Fame (LIMEHOF) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with a concert and panel discussion event at the venue’s home base in Stony Brook Village beginning at 2pm ET. The event will feature Son of Bazerk, Kool Rock-Ski (of The Fat Boys), A.J. Rock (of J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E.), DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Johnny Juice (of Public Enemy), Dinco D and Milo in de Dance (both of Leaders of the New School) along with special guest Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box.
DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Johnny Juice, Kool Rock-Ski, and Son of Bazerk will perform live, while a panel discussion moderated by Tom Needham, LIMEHOF vice chairmanRead more
Missy Elliott Breaks Down In Tears Over First Female Rapper Rock Hall Honor
The 2023 class of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Wednesday (May 3). Subsequently, Missy Elliott made history as the first female rapper to receive the honor. Shortly after the news broke, Elliott took to Twitter to react and admitted it was an emotional moment.
"I can’t stop crying," she wrote. I am from Portsmouth Virginia aka P-Town.. #757 to 804 I send my love. You day dream of these moments but today it’s Real. VA 2 up 2 down the 7 Cities all my folk I am GRATEFUL. I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the other LEGENDARY artist who will now be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They have committed DECADES of hard work and IMPACT on music I thank you for the TIMELESS music you have shared with the World."
She added, "ItRead more
Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre Announce "Doggstyle" Anniversary Concerts At Hollywood Bowl
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Doggystyle with two concerts at The Hollywood Bowl on June 27 and 28. Backed by the ReCollective Orchestra led by conductor Derrick Hodge, Snoop and Dre will be joined by a parade of special guests.
Doggstyle served as Snoop Dogg's debut solo album. Released in 1993 via Death Row/Interscope Records, the project featured Tha Dogg Pound, RBX and The Lady of Rage as well as production from Dr. Dre.
Doggystyle debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 806,858 copies in its first week alone, a record for a debuting artist and the fastest-selling Hip Hop album ever at the time. The album was certified 4x-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) by NovemberRead more
Ice-T Announces Next Body Count Album "Merciless" Is (Almost) Done
Ice-T is so much more than Detective Odafin Tutualdo on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Not only is he a pioneering gangsta rapper, but he's also frontman for the heavy metal band Body Count. The Grammy Award-winning band has released seven albums, beginning with 1992's self-titled debut and, more recently, 2020's Carnivore.
On Monday (May 1), Ice-T revealed Body Count is mere months away from dropping their next album, Merciless. As he explained on Instagram, "FYI... I just finished the final Vocals for the NEW @bodycountofficial album 'MERCILESS' this weekend.. Now the album just has to be mixed.. Stay Tuned.. Coming soon!"
The hardcore metal band’s 2017’s, Bloodlust, was nominated for “Black Hoodie” but lost to Mastodon. BRead more
Kool Keith's "Black Elvis 2" Album Essentially Reunites The Analog Brothers
Kool Keith has announced his next album, Black Elvis 2, will arrive June 16 via Mello Music Group. The 16-track project includes a song called "The Formula" featuring Ice-T and Marc Live who happen to be members of The Analog Brothers. Needless to say, it's at least a partial reunion of the experimental Hip Hop group. Formed in 2000, the lineup initially consisted of Black Silver, Ice-T, Kool Keith, Marc Live and Pimp Rex. They released two early projects together, including 2000's Pimp To Eat.
As for Black Elvis 2, additional guests include Raaddrr Van, Dynamite, L’Orange, J. Stylez and Agallah. Speaking to RAPstation's Kyle Eustice in 2017, Kool Keith talked about why he keeps his collaborators limited.
“Features kill an album,” he sRead more
Deltron 3030 Reuniting For Wu-Tang Clan & Run The Jewels Show
Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala—collectively known as Deltron 3030—will reunite for a show featuring the Wu-Tang Clan and Run The Jewels later this fall. Produced by AEG Presents, the show takes place at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado on September 8. In a recent interview with Rock The Bells, Del The Funky Homosapien teased the possibility of new Deltron 3030 music and revealed what he’d do differently.
“I'm thinking about it,” he said of the next Deltron 3030 album. “We’re basically living in the future. I would just try to work on making it more whimsical this time, not as heavy. ‘Cause I think I kinda stepped away from that with the second one a bit. I would go back to it being a little bit more whimsical, aRead more