Dylan Reznick of Friendzone recently took to Facebook to post an update on the status of the production duo. He says that their long awaited album with Main Attrakionz, 808's and Dark Grapes 3, is finished and will be released on Neil Young's Vapor Records this year.
Creatively, we’re still going strong as ever… Our sound has developed and expanded and gone in all sorts of directions. We’ve also been dedicated to completing our opus with Main Attrakionz, 808s + Dark Grapes 3, and ended up creating 100s of songs and scrapping four or five full length albums. After 3 years and many mental breakdowns, we’ve finally reached a point where we are all completely satisfied with the ...
Hit the replies to stream a new Action Bronson track titled "Actin Crazy." The song was produced by Drake's right-hand man Noah "40" Shebib and comes from Bronson's major label debut Mr. Wonderful, due out March 24th.
The head of Arizona public schools says that Tucson Unified School District is violating a state ban on ethnic studies by "teaching an introductory course on hip-hop from the African-American perspective" and including lyrics from Rage Against the Machine.
Superintendent John Huppenthal announced Friday — his last day in office — that he was seeking sanctions against the school if it does not correct course by March 4. He cited an introductory course on hip-hop from the African-American perspective and lyrics from the rock band Rage Against the Machine as violations.
"As a white dude, as a white rapper, I'm like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I get involved on a level where I'm not co-opting the movement, where I'm not making it about me, but also realizing the platform that I have and the reach that I have?"
It's December, so that means DJ Earworm has released his yearly pop music retrospective using 2014's biggest hits. This year it's called "Do What You Wanna Do." Check out the mash-up, featuring the likes of John Legend, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and about a million more, in the replies.
As recent research has revealed, rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence of a defendant's criminal behavior in hundreds of cases nationwide, frequently leading to convictions that are based on prosecutors' blatant mischaracterizations of the genre. Ignoring many of the elements that signal rap as form of artistic expression, such as rappers' use of stage names or their frequent use of metaphor and hyperbole, prosecutors will present rap as literal autobiography. In effect, they ask jurors to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, to secure guilty verdicts.
Kevin Gates will be releasing a new mixtape titled Luca Brasi 2 on December 16th, the follow up to last year's excellent The Luca Brasi Story. You can check out the artwork in the replies, as well as a new track titled "I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT)."
No, real talk. He has it. He has the album and he told me what he likes. That’s my A&R right there. He has a sophisticated ear. He’s in somebody’s elementary [school] right now knowing all the lyrics. Telling ’em, Watch.
Here's your feel good story of the day. Tyler, The Creator and his crew held their Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend. Aaron McCann, an aspiring stand up comedian who cites Tyler as one of his biggest influences flew all the way over form Ireland to attend the show. He also booked a comedy gig while staying in Los Angeles and reached out to Tyler via Twitter to extend an invitation. Lo and behold, Tyler accepted the invitation and showed up to the gig. You can find a video of the show in the replies.
Nicki Minaj recently faced criticism for Nazi imagery appearing in the lyric video for her recent single "Only." Nicki released an apology, while the video's director has issued a statement on Myspace admitting that elements of the video are "...representative of Nazism." The lyric video can be viewed in the replies.
As far as an explanation, I think its actually important to remind younger generations of atrocities that occurred in the past as a way to prevent them from happening in the future. And the most effective way of connecting with people today is through social media and pop culture. So if my work is misinterpreted because it’s not a sappy tearjerker, sorry I’m not sorry....