Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez & Mikeflo-Made You Die

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Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez and Mikeflo offer their tribute to Trayvon Martin over the beat for Nas’s “Made You Look.”

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The 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival Full Lineup Announced

The lineup for this year’s Annual JazzReggae Festival has been announced and it includes The Roots, Gary Clark, Jr., Bobby Womack, Shaggy and Sonnymoon among others. This is the 26th year for the festival that takes place on UCLA’s Intramural field during Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are currently on sale at UCLA’s Central Ticket Office and on Ticketmaster. For further information, visit the 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival on-line at www.jazzreggaefest.com.

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R.I.P. MCA

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Adam Yauch better known as MCA from The Beastie Boys has died from cancer. The Beastie Boys are considered The Beatles of hip-hop and were largely responsible for brining the genre to suburban America when they debuted in 1986 with their highly influential multi-platinum Licensed To Ill. When LL Cool J helped induct them into the Rock Hall of Fame this year he reminded the audience that it was the Beasties who gave his demo to Rick Rubin.Last year’s Hot Sauce Committee is their most current release and put them at the eight album mark. The Beasties are one of the longest living rap groups alongside peers like Public Enemy.

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Kanye West-Lost In The World

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Ruth Hogben directed the video for Kanye West’s “Lost In The World” and it appears that women have gone crazy from life in the modern city.

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