Kanye West literally set the stage on fire last night at the Billboard Awards with barely audible performances of “All Day” and “Black Skinhead.”
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Ice Cube commemorates the 25th anniversary of his first solo album Amerikka’s Most Wanted. He explains the pressure he was under going solo and how he got the album done without Dr. Dre thanks to Chuck D.
The Skull Snaps started out as an R&B group called The Original Diplomats and had a regional hit in D.C. with the 1964 Van McCoy-produced “Here’s A Heart.” Tom Price, Bill Collier, Samm Culley and Irving Waters were the original members until Price left the group and the drummer George Bragg joined and they became a funk trio. “It’s A New Day” from their lone 1973 album on GSF Records seemed designed for hip-hop because it didn’t attract much notice at the time but has become an essential breakbeat.They completely disbanded shortly after the release of the album because of legal difficulties with GSF. As of 2015 Samm Culley posted on Facebook that a new Skull Snaps project is in the works.
Earl Sweatshirt and BadBadNotGood performed “Huey,” “Grief” and “AM/Radio” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and special guest Gary Wilson joined them. Earl Sweatshirt is on tour until September in support of his I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.
Snoop and Pharrell perform “California Roll” live on The Voice in promotion of their current Bush album. Unfortunately Stevie Wonder wasn’t there to sing his part.
“Expressive” is from Slum Village’s upcoming eighth album titled Yes and it features BJ The Chicago Kid and Illa J over production from J.Dilla.
Dance music veterans The Chemical Brothers are releasing their ninth album, Born In The Echoes on July 17th. “Go” is the first single and Q-Tip does the honor of providing the rap. If you pre-order Born In The Echoes you will receive “Go” and “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted” immediately.