The legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four GRAMMYS, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up! “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” This brings the band’s GRAMMY nomination count to twelve.
They will be live at the Harrah’s Resort SoCal (777 Harrah’s Rincon Way) in Funner, California on Friday, August 30th. The event will start at 8 PM. Get tickets here.
There is a big debate going on among some music enthusiasts about Koffee‘s latest single, Rapture. Some are saying that the original version with Koffee by herself is way better and a remix was not necessary, while others are saying that the remix is nicer. What do you think?
Click on links below to listen to each version.
Rapture (original) – Rapture (remix ft. Govana)
Hip-hop artist, Scarface, has officially announced that he will be running for Houston City Council in District D. On June 5th, the Texas native asked his over 200,000 followers on twitter if he should make the run; he then made the decision on June 8th to go for it.
For additional information about his upcoming campaign and to make a donation, visit his political website: http://bradfordistrictd.com
Legendary hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are confirmed for Yoshi’s (510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square) in Oakland, California on Sunday, July 14th. This is an early event that will start at 7PM and go until approximately 9 PM .
Tickets, which start at $49 USD, can be purchased here.
On Wednesday, June 26th, hip-hop / R&B star, Ms. Lauryn Hill, will be performing live at Irish Independent Park in Cork, Ireland. This event is being hosted by MCD, the largest concert promoter in Ireland.
Get tickets here.
A few weeks ago, Jamaican-born, Canada-based, hip-hop artist Tha Vor announced that he would be working on the official video for his banging single, Star Wars. Since then, he has contracted Die Fire Films, a Toronto production company, to help him bring the visuals to life.
Though shooting started some time ago, Tha Vor is still unable to give an exact release date; this is due in part to the fact that they will be doing multiple scenes. He has also decided that this will be the first song off an upcoming project, which will include 4 other videos of a 5 part mini movie based on his life story.
DJ Quik is a Compton, California rapper and producer. When it comes to West Coast producers, DJ Quik is at the top of all lists. Classic albums such as, Quik Is The Name (1990) and Way 2 Funky (1992) solidified DJ Quik in the 90’s Gangster Rap era of Hip-Hop.
Having put out several other albums since then, DJ Quik made his career producing for others. Known for his unique style of production, DJ Quik has been sought out by artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and many more, to work on their projects.
Catch him live at Yoshi’s in Oakland, California on June 9th.