Pharrell, Alicia Keys and Busta Rhymes all appear in the Time Is Illmatic trailer to help speak for Illmatic‘s influence. “It’s one of the best albums of all time,” Keys says. More »
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There are so many awesome dads around the world, and many of them happen to be our favorite musicians. Given this, we’ve compiled a playlist that features songs that are either performed by famous fathers or are an artist’s ode to their dads. Check it out below! More »
Of course, Beck would actually join Arcade Fire later to cover Prince‘s 1981 single “Controversy.”
Before Arcade Fire teased the crowd, and as Butler likely figured, Coachella saw a slew of surprise guests. A giddy Kid Cudi invited Haim and favorite band MGMT to help perform songs like “Pursuit of Happyness.” Later, Nas continued to celebrate his legacy (his iconic debut Illmatic just turned 20) with help from Lauryn Hill. Hill’s return to music may have been drawn-out and frustrating at times, but she seemed to stop time with her fiery performance in “Ready or Not” alone, proving that she’s still in fighting shape.
Surprise guests may be now totally expected at Coachella, but they’re always welcome. See clips from Arcade Fire, Nas and Kid Cudi’s performances after the jump. More »
:: Jennifer Lopez was honored April 12 at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, for being an advocate for gay rights and serving as executive producer of The Fosters, an ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising their children. Watch her touching speech above. [AP]
:: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys married Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara on April 11. “I said I’d never get married,” Carter has said, a sentiment that fellow Backstret Boy AJ McLean repeated on Instagram (“the wedding that most of u thought would never happen”). [PEOPLE]
:: While Beyonce crashed her sister Solange‘s set at Coachella, Jay Z joined Nas on stage to perform vintage cuts “Dead Presidents II” and “Where I’m From,” reestablishing that their beef is officially a distant memory. [Billboard]
:: Speaking of Nas, the trailer for Time Is Illmatic debuted on April 11. The documentary details the making of the Queens rapper’s rap debut, which turns 20 this year and is still considered his best work. [MTV]
:: Muse paid tribute at Coachella to Nirvana with a cover of “Lithium,” which the English band debuted a week prior at Lollapalooza Brazil. “This next song’s for a great singer who died 20 years ago,” frontman Matt Bellamy said, referring to the recent anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death. [Billboard]
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Heading things up is Eminem, a Lolla vet (2011) who will cap the first night. Also scheduled to perform on August 1: Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Zedd, Chvrches and others. Outkast, no strangers to the 2014 festival circuit, headline on August 2, while Kings Of Leon — who previously played Lollapalooza in 2003, 2007 and 2009 — are at the top of an August 3 heap that also includes Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo and Betty Who.
Calvin Harris is on the roster for night #2, and last performed at the festival in 2012. He also did stints at Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil, both in 2012. Full lineup for the 2014 Chicago fest is below. More »
“Once I fell in love with the art form of rhyming it was clear to see what I was drawn to, and it was a few things. It was introspection, storytelling, emotion and lyricism,” Cole said from the podium. “And, during my early romance with hip-hop, there was one rapper who was and still is the poster child for all of those qualities that I just named and that’s Nasir Jones, obviously. ” More »
She also posted a picture with her “castmates,” which includes top producers and songwriters like Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Mike Will Made-It and Hit-Boy, while wearing a studio-friendly sling and a huge smile on her face. Hopefully the icon’s latest will drop sooner rather than later — although it still doesn’t have a release date. (Yikes.)
View the rest of Mariah’s tweets and studio pictures below. More »
During a quick interview with Miss Info at the Hennessy launch party for their new OS Gemeos-designed V.S bottle (what?), Nas was asked about Lamar’s boasts, and proceeded to stumble through a pretty opaque response: “Wow. My reaction is wow. I love hip-hop right now. …Certain fans like certain eras of rap, certain fans are not up on certain eras, so they don’t really remember all of them. Yeah, yeah, yeah, KRS-One, MC Shan and all the way to Busy Bee. This is what hip-hop is all about. You gotta ask [Kendrick what he meant].” Miss Info then asked him if he’s offended by the claim, to which he responded, “I’m a listener.”
So…that’s…something. Watch the interview below. More »
The G.O.O.D. Music rapper also snagged a feature from Juicy J, whose own Stay Trippy eclipses even this all-star roster in terms of sheer star power, and drops on the same day. We feel the need to inform you he’s on a track called “Milf” with Nicki Minaj. Check out the full lineup below. More »
Tim also teased a forthcoming Nas track called “Sinatra In The Sands,” which features Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, and he promises it’s “completely stupid.” Watch up top.