It’s a little bit over two months away, but one of the biggest Hip Hop concerts in Southern Cali is almost here. Paid Dues 2013 had already announced that acts like Black Hippy, Joey Bada$$, Dom Kennedy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, De La Soul, among others were set to perform at the NOS Center. Today, Murs is announcing the rest of the Paid Dues lineup via YouTube live stream. Stay tuned for more coverage of Paid Dues 2013 here at CSNW.
As you may or may not know our very good friend Stevie Crooks has just kicked off his campaign to make it onto the Paid Dues Festival this year and we had our first Rally out in @ The Vibe in Riverside last week. The show was CRAZY. Never seen a more packed house @ The Common Ground, either way the video above shows you just what I mean. If you can, PLEASE support The Villain and tweet: I want to see @StevieCrooks at @Paid_Dues!!!
So glad to hear KRIT is already back to work and ready to give us something new. In this clip we see that he’s in the lab with my pick for 2012 Producer of the Year, Mike Will Made It which already makes me excited for what they have coming up together. He also gives us a heads up about his new project, “KRIT”, which is coming sometime this year. Awesome news.
Beyonce and her husband never quits working it seems, just a few days after revealing her revealing GQ cover she gives us a look into the day to day life at work, during her pregnancy and everything else. The doc airs on HBO, February 16th @ 9pm.
After the acting debut, the acquisition of the New MySpace, and a recent marriage to one of the most beautiful women in the world, it seems like Justin Timberlake is ready to make his way back to his first love of music. It’s been a long 6 years since we have gotten any music from Mr. Timberlake, a bit too long for some. Either way he gives us a brief reason of why he has been gone so long stating that he is “ready” to go back at what he loves. We are slso hearing that he is working with work with Timbaland to produced the whole new album. Hopefully the old Jive label woes wwith him and Pharrell wont stope them from making music with The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo) as well. Be sure to be on the lookout for the first record which is produced by Timbaland and supposedly features Jay-Z AND Beyonce’.
Days after releasing their recent mixtape PEEP: The aPROcalypse, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era rapper, Capital STEEZ a.k.a Jamal Dewar, has passed away. As of now, no news has been released on the cause of death, however it is believed that STEEZ may have taken his own life following a tweet at midnight stating, “The End”.
Dewar began to gain some recognition after Pro Era affiliate, Joey Bada$$ broke on the scene with his 1999 mixtape earlier this year and also after dropping his own project, AmeriKKKan Korruption.
Our prayers go out to his family and the Pro Era team. R.I.P. Jamal Dewar.
Earlier this morning Murs and Guerilla Union held a live announcement for the next installment in the Paid Dues concert series. This year’s headliner(s), if you didn’t read the release above is going to be Black Hippy! After the huge year Kendrick has had, kinda isn’t a surprise that his name is finally up there headlining with his TDE family. Others on the list include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Tech N9ne, De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Hopsin, Joey Bada$$, and Ground & Eligh with more to be announced. Once again, the festival will be held at NOS Event Center in San Bernardino on the March 30th, 2013. If you’re looking to get your tickets now, visit Guerilla Union here!
Jhene Aiko, the beautiful Japanese, Spanish and Afro-Dominican singer is preparing for a new project, and she sits down for an exlcusive personal interview with Rap Up TV about all of the things she has up her sleeves. Just listening to the smooth tone of her voice does something to you as Jhene talks about joining the Nas x Lauryn Hill Tour, expectations for a new album and having these unintentional expectations placed on her.
Skillz, the man notorious for the “Year End Wrap Up’s” is prepping for the release of his last album “Thoughts Become Things” which is basically The Law of Attraction. Features from Eric Penn, Carameal and many more. Drops December 26th.
1. Intro (Hard To Be Me)
2. So High
3. Bring The Sparklers Out
4. Love N Hip Hop (feat. Joe Tann)
5. Ignorant Levels
6. Maybe I Dont Know Her At All
8. With You feat. Eric Penn
9. Tryin To Get By (feat. Carmael)
10. Zero F’s (feat. Planet IV)
11. I’m Outchea
12 Thoughts Become Things (feat Ayah)
13. 2012 Rap Up