Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard got to share the stage with headliner Paul McCartney during Lollapalooza in Chicago this past Friday and together they sang “Get Back.” The Alabama Shakes had performed earlier in the day and McCartney brought Howard to the stage as a surprise for the crowd so he is clearly a fan of her band. McCartney also gave his first live performance of the Rihanna, Kanye West collaboration “FourFiveSeconds.”
California producer Markis Precise just released his debut album The Feeling Of Flying and it’s a hodgepodge of some of the most respected underground emcees including Elzhi, Zion I, Brother Ali, Rass Kass and Oddisee. Precise says the album was inspired above all by his love for the culture.
“Figure 8″ is new music from FKA twigs’s upcoming EP3 and the song debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on the BBC. Lowe interviews FKA twigs about “Figure 8″ and she explains how vogueing is the origin of the title because of the hand movements involved in the dance.
Kendrick Lamar was on the bill this past weekend at Montreal’s Ohsheaga Festival and he is joined by Yasiin Bey onstage for a performance of the people-are-OK in the face of the police anthem, “Alright.”
Detroit’s Danny Brown and New Jersey producer Clams Casino team-up on “Worth It” from The Adult Swim Singles series. There are 19 songs from the series including music from Run The Jewels, Shabazz Palaces and Flying Lotus scheduled to debut until October.
“My Favorite Girl” is from Dave Hollister’s solo debut album Ghetto Hymns. Hollister, Marc Kinchen, Steven Jordan and T. “Sonnyboy” Turpin co-wrote the song and it along with the singles “Can’t Stay” and “Baby Mama Drama” helped the album go Gold. The album title reflected a theme about the struggles of love in the inner city. Erik Sermon co-produced Ghetto Hymns with Hollister and there are appearances from Redman, Jazze Pha, Twinkie Clark and Stevie J. Ghetto Hymns arrived after Hollister’s impressive stint with Teddy Riley’s Blackstreet. Dave Hollister’s eighth solo album, Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues was released in 2014.
“All The Way” is a bonus song that was not included in Potatohead People’s Big Luxury album. The song is part of the Big Luxury Instrumentals, Remixes & B-Sides EP just released a couple of days ago. The Canadian production duo is currently producing Ila J’s sophomore album.
Is Tyrese correct for calling mainstream and urban radio racist for not playing his music but playing R&B from white artists?
Will Beyonce be joining the cast of The Wiz Live! with Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah?