Staten Island took over Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Saturday night when the Wu-Tang Clan reunited for their official return. Before the infamous hip hop crew’s takeover began, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dom Kennedy, and Curren$y performed for the Source magazine’s 25th anniversary celebration during the first annual SOURCE360 concert.
Another reunion took place when Harlem’s the Diplomats hit the stage for the first time in three years. Read the rest of this entry »
Five years have passed since Kanye West rudely interrupted Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards but he’s back into the headlines for insulting one of the rap industry’s most beloved performers, Tupac Shakur.
In a statement that’s sending shock waves across the music industry, Kanye West dissed Tupac Shakur by calling him the “most overrated rapper in history” while chatting after a celebrity showing of Jonathan Liebesman’s newest film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, at the Hollywood Theatre in Hollywood, California. Read the rest of this entry »
Beat Kings is an in depth documentary about hip hop producers spear-headed by longtime Wu-Tang Clan Producer/DJ Mathematics. Beat Kings chronicles the history of beatmaking from the days of Afrika Bambatta to Marley Marl to modern day greats like Kanye West.
Get the first hand accounts of the equipment they use, how they learned to make beats, and anything else a budding producer or hip hop fan would want to know. The DVD features in the studio interviews with Kanye West, Just Blaze, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Trackmasters, Swizz Beats, RZA, Premier, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Alchemist, Easy Moe Bee, Prince Paul and more.