Daily Archives: August 24, 2016
Prince’s Paisley Park compound will be open to the public in October for tours. His sister, Tyka Nelson released a statement today describing Prince’s desire to turn his home into a museum. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on. Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime,” Nelson said. “Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time, as we open the doors to this incredible place.” Fans will get to see where Prince gave private concerts, recorded music, filmed videos, see where his clothes were made and a host of rare memorabilia. The museum will open October 6th and tickets go sale Friday at OfficialPaisleyPark.com.
BBE Records just unearthed J.Dilla’s Back To The Crib mixtape from ’99-’00. Pete Adarkwah, co-founder of BBE Records had this to say about the mixtape: “Towards the end of 1999 or early 2000, it was my first trip to Detroit. James (Yancey) was working with James Poyser on Erykah’s Mama’s Gun LP. We’d checked out a couple of record stores (I can’t recall where or their names) and this tape was playing in the car. I recall “Think Twice was” on the tape and I suggested there and then that he do a cover with Erykah for the BBE album. We didn’t get the Erykah feature, but people sure remember James’ cover. We drove past a sign, it said Welcome To Detroit and I suggested that would be a good name for the album. When we pulled over James gave me the tape and said this is yours, or words to effect.” BBE is also releasing a reissue of J.Dilla’s The Shining on August 29th.
Pandora has partnered with Questlove to present Questlove Supreme, a three-hour weekly show looking at music globally, interviews and conversations. Questlove will work as a Strategic Advisor and Artist Ambassador for Pandora to offer advice and support for artist initiatives and music products. Questlove Supreme premieres on Questlove’s new Pandora station on September 7 at 1 PM EST and will replay for 48 hours each week. Featured guests include Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, GRAMMY-nominated producer and engineer Bob Power and Grammy winner Kimbra. The music featured each week will reflect the conversation topics. Check out Questlove’s new Pandora mixtape here.