Tag Archives: hip hop

  • Study: Hip-Hop is Greatest Influence on Pop Music, Not Beatles

    May 12, 15 by Qwest7 7 Comments


    *Anyone thinking The Beatles had the biggest influence on pop music may want to sit down for this. The Los Angeles Times references a new study by researchers in Britain, which states that hip-hop, not the Fab Four, sparked pop music’s most important evolution in the last half-century. Based on a digital analysis of chord […]

  • MC Lyte Compares Iggy Azalea to Idris Elba

    Apr 29, 15 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments


    *Eve and Jill Scott may take issue with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and her “blaccent,” but MC Lyte has no problem with her rapping style, saying it’s not unlike British actor Idris Elba mimicking an American accent for a role. “Every time we see an English actor, they’re putting it on to act like an […]

  • Kirk Franklin Defends ‘Trap Gospel’, Erica Campbell on NPR

    Apr 27, 15 by EURPublisher01 6 Comments


    *Erica Campbell ventured into “trap gospel” with her single “I Luh God” and all hell has broken loose in the church. NPR featured a segment about this new genre of gospel – taken directly from hip hop’s southern-fried branch of “trap music” – and how it’s rubbing gospel purists the wrong way. Kirk Franklin, whose […]

  • Russell Simmons Developing Hip Hop Stage Musical ‘The Scenario’

    Mar 19, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons is developing a new stage musical called “The Scenario,” Simmons’ Def Pictures announced Thursday. The musical will feature the greatest hits from a two-decade span of hip-hop, from the “golden age” spanning the mid-80s to the mid-90s to the chart-topping artists of the turn of the Millennium. Simmons, who launched the […]

  • MSNBC’s Mika Clarifies Comment that Rap Caused SAE’s Racist Chant (Watch)

    Mar 12, 15 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski appeared on “The Cycle” Wednesday to clarify earlier comments she made when discussing Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity members expelled after they were discovered on video singing racist chants. Viewers went in on Brzezinski for appearing to suggest that hip hop was to blame for the frat members behaving in such a manner. Asked about […]

  • Steven Ivory: What TV’s ‘Empire’ Doesn’t Have

    Mar 11, 15 by blueolive Comments Off on Steven Ivory: What TV’s ‘Empire’ Doesn’t Have


    *I didn’t want to watch “Empire,” Fox TV’s hot musical drama about the fictional Empire Entertainment company and the family that runs it. Not because I’d heard anything bad about it. I hadn’t watched because I didn’t care to witness yet another TV show get the music business thing all wrong. Most TV dramas—movies, too—usually […]