Monthly Archives: April 2017

Prince’s Purple Rain Deluxe Edition Has Unreleased Music & Video Footage

Prince’s deluxe edition of Purple Rain has unreleased music from his vault and never seen footage of him with The Revolution in 1985. Prince worked on the project before his passing and approved the 11 new songs added to the album. He also supervised the 2015 Paisley Park remaster of the original tapes. The expanded album will be on sale June 23rd and can be pre-ordered now from the usual retail outlets. The Revolution is currently touring the United States.


JMSN: Whatever Makes You Happy-Album Stream

JMSN’s Whatever Makes You Happy is out now and available through his White Room Records. All of the songs are all about the ups and downs of relationships and last week he debuted the video for “Where Do U Go?” His Drinkin’ With JMSN tour starts May 11th in Santa Cruz, California and Belgium is the last stop in July.

Drinkin’ With JMSN Tour Dates:


5/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
5/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
5/15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
5/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Alexander Gastown
5/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
5/21 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
5/23 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
5/25 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
5/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
5/27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
5/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
5/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
6/2 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
6/3 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
6/4 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/6 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
6/8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
6/9 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
6/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
6/23 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury
6/27 – London, UK @ Village Underground
6/30 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
7/02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Couleur Cafe Festival

Throwback: Dana Dane-Cinderfella Dana Dane

Dana Dane was a member of the Kangol Crew along with Slick Rick, Cooley Brown, Omega The Heartbreaker and Kool Luv Ski. Rick and Dane were close friends and he hailed from the Bronx and Dane was from Brooklyn. They both had superior tailoring, sported English accents (Dane’s was affected) and had the ability to tell a good story. In D-Nice’s True Hip-Hop Stories, Dane explained that “Cinderfella Dana Dane” was inspired by a Cinderella comic book he saw in Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall and Jerry Lewis’s Cinderfella. He wanted to use both stories to create his own urban tale of escaping the Fort Greene projects. Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor produced “Cinderfella Dana Dane” and the whole Dana Dane With Fame album. The album achieved Gold status but there was never a video made for “Cinderfella Dana Dane.” Dane’s Rollin’ Wit Dana Dane was his last major label album and in 2005 he independently released Dana Dane and The Great Unknowns. In 2009, he saw the release of his first novel Numbers. Dana Dane is currently touring the United States and has tour stops on the west coast this summer.


Media Questions Of The Week

Why did Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival become a big flop?


Why does the casting for Taraji P. Henson’s Best Of Enemies seem unusual because of the request for African-American women with natural hair?

Did Shea Moisture drop the ball by using white women in a commercial about accepting one’s natural hair?


Damon Albarn Talks Gorillaz Plus Stream Humanz

Damon Albarn talks to Hot 97 about the origins of Gorillaz and the new album Humanz. Albarn explains how he connected to the rappers who have appeared on the albums and how the concept of the virtual group was inspired by television and boy bands. Humanz came out today and you can stream it below.