2022 Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show finally lets rap take center stage
On Sunday night, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar showed up on music’s biggest stage, filling living rooms across the nation with nostalgia and old-school hip-hop. The 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show, sponsored by Pepsi, took place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., where many of the performers cemented a name for themselves in the music industry. Embed from Getty ImagesThe show began with the city of Compton’s grid literally in the hands of the legendary rapper, producer and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre. Mary J. Blige made heads turn, as the camera put her beautiful, blonde hairdo and silver thigh-high boots on display. But, as Dr. Dre raps in “Still D.R.E.,” “they say raps changed” and we wanna know how Dre feels about it.themiamihurricane.com
Eminem Defies NFL and Kneels During Super Bowl Halftime Show
PepsiDuring Super Bowl LVI’s halftime show extravaganza, featuring the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent, rapper Eminem took a knee in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Kanye West Targets Pete Davidson, Kid Cudi, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift With Childish Instagram MemesThe move by Eminem came after he performed “Lose Yourself” in front of the sold-out crowd at the LA Rams’ SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. If you recall,news.yahoo.com
Most anticipated releases of 2022
While music releases might not be as predictable as other mediums — and surprise releases continue to become the norm — some musicians have already hinted that they will release music this year. Between covers of Metallica and Bo Burnham — and appearing on Taylor Swift and Lorde releases — Bridgers kept busy in 2021. Embed from Getty ImagesRosalíaWith an album confirmed for 2022, all the Grammy winner needs to reveal is the date. SZAThe followup to 2017’s “Ctrl” is among music’s most anticipated releases. After an active and acclaimed 2021, including the hits “I Hate U” and “Good Days” Grammy nominated collaboration with Doja Cat “Kiss Me More,” 2022 could bring a new album.themiamihurricane.com
‘Hello, Cancel Culture Please’: Kendrick Lamar Gets Blasted on Social Media for Producing Upcoming Live-Action Comedy About a Slave Intern
Artists have often diversified their portfolios by transitioning to other sectors of Hollywood, as seen in examples such as Ice Cube and Jay-Z. Both emcees […]news.yahoo.com
Kendrick Lamar Hints At New Upcoming Album By Posting Cryptic Update
WASHINGTON — More than four years after the release of American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar’s most recent solo album, “Damn,” and three years after his “Black Panther” soundtrack, the rapper has finally given an update on his next album. Curiously, Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment’s other top artists include SZA, who has gone many years without releasing new albums. Lamar’s fourth album, “Damn,” was the first non-classical and non-jazz album to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Music. However, he quickly followed that album with the soundtrack to 2018’s Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther: The Album.” He wrote and produced 14 songs. (With inputs from ANI) Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita NikhilThe post Kendrick Lamar Hints At New Upcoming Album By Posting Cryptic Update appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project
Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, plays the drums with other artists during a recording session for an album of protest songs with the Rev. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – Before a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn’t remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne, sticks in hand and ready to perform. Surely, he said, it had not happened since his brother, George Floyd, died at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May, sparking a global reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality. Kevin McCall, a civil rights activist who said he believes an album of street-inspired protest anthems does not yet exist. AdSome historians cite Billie Holiday’s musical rendition of the Abel Meeropol poem, “Strange Fruit,” in 1939 as one of the sparks of the civil rights movement.
Viral and vital, college gymnasts finding their voice
The social justice movement in college athletics has popped up in most unusual place: gymnastics. From UCLA to Pittsburgh, Black gymnasts and the programs they represent are using their platform to empower and uplift. Her experience at Arkansas was simply reflective of the culture at large in the sport at the time. From Pittsburgh to California, female gymnasts are using their platform to empower, educate and bring light to causes they believe in. “Personally I would say (gymnastics) is a predominantly white sport,” Ward said.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year
FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2011 file photo, the crowd at Glastonbury Music Festival clap their hands above their heads as they watch Chipmunk on stage, Glastonbury, England. Britains Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row, organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)LONDON – Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row. They said everyone who had put down a deposit on tickets for the 2020 festival, which also was canceled, would be able to attend in 2022. The festival has been held almost annually since 1970, drawing up to 150,000 people to the Eavis’ Worthy Farm in southwest England.
Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment
Peter Paterno, an attorney for the rapper and producer, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES – Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. On Friday, actor and rapper Ice T posted that he had connected with Dre on FaceTime and that he had “just made it home. Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2008 with Jimmy Iovine, and six years later they launched a streaming subscription service, Beats Music.
Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020
Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), the home to Eilish, Lady Gaga and Lamar, has been named the No. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013. IGA is also the top Billboard 200 label with 68 albums released during the tracking period, 25 of which hit the Top 10. Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records was 2019’s top Billboard 200 label.
And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?
Others who may earn nominations include Lewis Capaldi, Summer Walker, Morgan Wallen, Doja Cat, BLACKPINK, Ingrid Andress, Snoh Aalegra, Skip Marley, Mickey Guyton and CNCO. Ricch should also earn nominations for his guest appearance on DaBaby’s international hit “Rock Star,” helping him become the show’s overall top nominee. ________FOLKS LOVE FOLKLORETaylor Swift’s last two albums, “Lover” and “reputation,” didn’t earn nominations for album of the year. The seven-member group’s hit “Dynamite” could snag a nomination for best pop duo/group performance, and their latest album could compete for best global music album. 3 on pop charts, should earn a nomination for best country performance and best country song.
Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun with music'
FILE - Singer and fashion designer Rihanna attends the "Rihanna" book launch event in New York on Oct. 11, 2019. It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. And with the music, I’m using that as my outlet." But I love challenges so, you know, I’m gonna get it done.”______AP Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu contributed to this report.
TMHs most anticipated albums of 2020
Others find a source of hope in music, often fantasizing about the music masterpieces that will hit Spotify before the years end. So, while I am sure that 2020 will bring masterpieces from many artists with which I have not yet been acquainted, here are some anticipated albums from artists Im familiar with, albums that I can only hope to live up to the quality I am longing for. good kid, m.A.A.d city and To Pimp A Butterfly are two of the best albums both inside and outside of rap, and with every project, his growth is undeniable. Don ToliverTravis Scotts prog-inspired trap production under a robotic, steel auto tuned vocals produced Rodeo, arguably his best album. Anticipation is bound to arrive if you listened to all of his albums, and his dedication leaves zero doubt of quality.themiamihurricane.com