Rock the Bells will mark its 10th anniversary with some very special guests: The traveling hip-hop festival will take a page from Coachella’s Tupac hologram last year and feature “virtual performances” from the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E. According to Pitchfork, the former N.W.A. rapper will “perform” alongside Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, while Ol’ Dirty Bastard will be joined by his former group the Wu-Tang Clan, who have reconvened for a new album planned for a July release.
Other acts set for Rock the Bells include Common, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock), Rakim, Talib Kweli, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Curren$y, Juicy J, Kid Cudi and Tyler, the Creator.
Rock the Bells kicks off September 7th and 8th in San Bernardino, California, and will make stops in Mountain View, California (September 14th and 15th); Washington D.C. (September 28th and 29th); and Rutherford, New Jersey (October 4th and 5th). More artists will be announced next month. For more information, visit Rock the Bells’ website.
What do you think? One too many holograms or you can’t wait!?
If you don’t know, you better figure it out real quick because JimiJames is definitely one the top artists to check for in 2013. Peep her new single, “Lead Me On,” produced by Wow Jones.
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From the sounds of thing, Damon Dash is doing bad….really bad…
Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is so deeply in debt that he claims in court documents he faces imminent eviction from a rented mansion in suburban Carmel, N.Y.
“I am currently several months behind in paying my personal bills,” he wrote Tuesday in the 5-page filing. “For instance, I am currently over $100,000 behind in rent for the only home in which I live and at risk of being evicted.”
Dash lost a pair of multimillion-dollar Tribeca lofts to foreclosure in 2010, with $7.3 million left on the massive mortgages.
In a sworn statement asking a judge not to garnish his wages, Dash disclosed:
- He pays $24,000 every three months to his ex-wife, fashion designer Rachel Roy, for child support of their two kids, and to cover money owed on the lofts.
- New York state forces Dash to send another $4,341.10 per month for support of his son, Christian.
- He paid nearly $20,000 in garnished wages in late 2012 for other debts.
DD, you better holla at your ex-bff Sean Carter and make amends!
1. High Art (Feat. Jay-Z)
2. IV Play
4. Pussy (Feat. Big Sean & Pusha T)
5. Turnt (Feat. Beyonce & 2 Chainz)
6. Where Have You Been (Feat. Kelly Rowland)
7. Too Early (Feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
9. Loving You/Crazy
10. New Orleans
12. Holy Love
14. Slow It Down (Feat. Fabolous)
It’s been a while since we got some new tracks from The-Dream, so we’re not mad at the 18-song tracklist that hopefully won’t disappoint. The album drops May 28th!
According to the Hollywood Reporter and FUSE, Cee-Lo Green of Goodie Mob and former star of The Voice, landed his very own six episode reality show “The Cee-Lo Life,” which is set to document Goodie Mob’s reunion.
Reports indicate that the series will follow Cee-Lo and the rest of the Goodie Mob (Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo) as they work on their reunion album, “Age Against The Machine.”
Michael Wright, head of programming at TBS, said “This new TBS series will give viewers the chance to get to know Cee-Lo Green, who is without a doubt one of the hardest working men in show business. ‘The Cee-Lo Life’ is certain to be a smart, fun and funny journey packed with a lot of great music.”
Goodie Mob formed in 1991 and their debut album “Soul Food” was released in 1995. Three albums later, Cee Lo left the group in 2004 to pursue a solo career. Goodie Mob released “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” that same year (minus Cee Lo) and had poor reception from the fans with Cee Lo absent and led to Big Gipp leaving the group. The last album in 2005 “Livin Life as Lumberjacks” was released by T-Mo and Khujo under the name The Lumberjacks, which was the original name of the group before the addition of Cee Lo and Big Gipp. Then after years apart, a reunion album “We Sell Drugs Too” was planned for a 2011 release but never happened.
“Age Against The Machine” is the new title of the reunion album and is scheduled to be released on June 18th.
Pop the Hood on an oldie but “Goodie”…