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Monday, February 15, 2021

What Is Your Favorite Rap Group?

 


Every now and then, a hip-hop music group breaks through the barriers to the big screen. Run-DMC's place as the most influential rap group and undeniably one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all-time.


Fans Favorite created this thread for hip-hop lovers and viewers of the Wrap Up Magazine to engage on. "We want to know which rap group is your most favorite?"

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Key Moments In Hip-Hop History

 


Hip hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates different elements of art. Before there was Lil Yachty, Young M.I.A., or YNW Melly, there was a world of hip hop artist who's name rain supreme even still today.


Back when music was real, artist had the opportunity to shine in their own distinctive way. Rap is one of the most distinctive features of hip-hop. Rappers use rhythm, lyrics, and vocal tone to express themselves. The best rappers are distinguished by their “flow” – the way the words run together without the performer getting tongue-tied.


Take this journey with me into the world of hip hop as we define all the odds to our culture. Note: When I mention hip hop, I don't mean rap music. They do not fit into the same category as each other.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Evolution Of Gangster Rap


Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. 

After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. Gangsta rap parallels other indigenous gang and crime-oriented forms of music, such as the narcocorrido genre of northern Mexico.

Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

#MusicVideo by New Money - "Big Bubble Yum" @Funklordmusic

 


Robert Courtney AKA New Money was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He started doing music at about the age of 11. He was inspired when he heard Jay Z. That is when he fell in love with rap. His cousin and himself had rap battles against each other, doing songs by known artist and he always won. He had to work harder. While in High School he ended up having the privilege of meeting others like himself so they began to rap together and even did talent shows through high school. When he got a little older, decided to become a solo artist and started to focus more on writing his on material so it would be original songs.


Studio time came in and working with different producers. He loves old school rappers more. That’s because the old school rappers had real messages in their songs and they knew how to tell a story. Rappers like Future, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar he paid close attention to. NWA which is one of his favorite rap groups of all time because they were the hardcore rappers that stood up hard for what they believed in as black men in America. And of course Tupac was one of New Moneys favorite solo rapper of all time. He wanted his music to be influential like theirs. A song was hears that helped him to create "Big Bubble Yum".

Sunday, January 27, 2019

What Happened To Three 6 Mafia?


One of the greatest rap groups of all times will remain legendary until the end of time. Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group formed in 1991 from Memphis, Tennessee. Their music has been variously described as Southern hip hop, Crunk, hardcore rap, horrorcore and gangsta rap.

Founded by Juicy J, Lord Infamous and DJ Paul back in 1991, they started their music career as Backyard Posse prior to settling on their current name. Through their own record company, Prophet Entertainment, they eventually started to record and release a number of extended-plays during their initial years together.

One of the most popular hip hop groups of their time, they’ve won several awards throughout their years together. In 2006, Three 6 Mafia was awarded an Oscar for “Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures” for their hit single, It’s Hard Out Here for a Pump, which was used as the theme song for the indie film, Hustle & Flow (2005).

Looking at their discography, one would notice that their last album release was that of Watch What U Wish… back in 2015ーwhere is the hip hop group now? On October 9, 2015, Koopsta Knicca unexpectedly died from a brain aneurysm, making him the second member of Three 6 Mafia to pass away (the first being Lord Infamous, a founding member who passed away in 2013 from a heart attack).


Fans of Memphis' Three 6 Mafia were undoubtedly excited back in 2013 when DJ Paul announced that five of the original six members would be reuniting for a series of new releases. Despite this back to basics approach, many fans were disappointed to hear that Juicy J would no longer be appearing as an official member of the crew.

In a HHDX exclusive interview, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul addressed his colleague's claims regarding why Juicy is no longer working with the group.

"I got a lot of love for Pat and always will--we made a lot of hits together," DJ Paul began. "You know, [Pat’s] 'Don’t Save Her,' I wrote and produced it for him. It’s my voice on the hook. Me and Juicy produced Mista Don’t Play [Everythangs Workin] with him, every single project--all his albums. Every single Project Pat album cover, I physically hand-drew and designed myself. Every single one, from Ghetty Green to Layin Da Smack Down to Mista Don’t Play--all of them. I was the one on the phone with Pen & Pixel at my mother’s house, using the fax machine, faxing hand-drawn pictures to them. So, whatever. The whole thing’s just funny and I don’t know where none of it come from.”

Despite their different paths, Paul maintains that he and Juicy remain good friends.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Has Rock-N-Roll Always Been Apart Of Hip-Hop Culture?


Yes Hip Hop has always been apart of the Rock culture! Rock and Rap song were some of the best ever made still today! For an institution that is dedicated to immortalizing rock and roll’s greatest heroes, there are many inductees in there who are not quite typically thought of as rock artists.

You’ve got Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, Miles Davis, Madonna, and Tupac in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The confusion behind these inductees lies not with the quality of their work, but rather the categorization of it.

There are four other artists who have been nominated but have yet to be inducted—Afrika Bambaataa, LL Cool J, Eric B. and Rakim, N.W.A—and four more groups who have been considered for the ballot but who have not yet been nominated—Boogie Down Productions, De La Soul, the Sugarhill Gang, and the Treacherous Three.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

#NewMusic Clear Soul Forces - "Hit Me Now" @clearsoulforces @IStillLoveHER


Detroit’s Clear Soul Forces prove once again why they’re one of the best rap groups doing it today with their latest album leak, “Hit Me Now,” which boasts blistering verses and hypnotic, shuffling production.

In group member Noveliss’ own words, “This track is like a capsule full of all the random things that describe CSF.” Featuring slick references to everything from Marvel superheroes to classic Nintendo games to good weed, “Hit Me Now” is the perfect reintroduction to what you can expect not just from the group’s discography but also their upcoming new album, Still.

Give this heater a spin through your preferred streaming platform and head over to the retail outlet of your choice to pre-order Still, which becomes available on Friday, Feb 22 through all major DSPs, as well as CD, and a limited edition clear-or-gray marble vinyl configuration via Fat Beats Records!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why They Hating


Kind of like the photo say above, "before you ask someone why they hate you, ask your why should you even care." Some people hate each other because they grow up feeling insecure, "small" and vulnerable, whether because of parenting, poverty, 'karma', or randomness. Yes people do hate other people..Even though this is wrong.

There was a recent problem with me at work selling movies on the job, so someone took it upon themselves to tell the front office on me. After that, I find out there selling movies now too. Like really, how small do you get.

To be honest... people don't hate each other for no reason. Some would say, "we don't hate each other, It is just that we have been misunderstood by each other."  I never really get why people dislike each other so much. Yet people in the past have done things to hurt me but its not like I hate them.

There are more that ten rap groups in the city of Lima, Ohio, but none of them know how to sell their music digitally but me. So when i'm asked about it, I tell them "the game is to be sold, not to be told." It's not that i'm holding a secret back from them, its just thats my way of making my studio stand out from the rest of them. If you would like to hear our music, click the link below to check out more.


Friday, August 6, 2021

The Lox vs Dipset Verzuz Battle

 


The gloves were off between New York icons The LOX and The Diplomats for their highly-anticipated Verzuz showdown. New York City was buzzing with infectious energy weeks before the marquee event, with supporters on both sides making their claims on who would come out on top. Flocks of fans trekked to Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden for a sold-out show that had everything a lover of New York hip-hop could ask for.

Friday, December 21, 2018

@GLD_MND - Juug Season


Music Industry veterans David “Fort Knox”  Freeman’s and Tarik “Big Tah” Scott’s newly signed group GLDMND has released the holiday single “Juug Season” via their Heavee Weights label.

The group GLDMND is reminisce of The Fugees and Digable Planets being that they are comprised of 2 males (Cozy & Tyler Jackson) and a female (Jess). What differentiates these Atlanta natives from those legendary groups is that all members rap and sing.  On the song “Juug Season”, Cozy performs a satirical rap personifying a Santa who is very immersed in youth culture. Tyler Jackson’s 2nd verse conveys the warm loving family vibe of the season. Jess provides the angelic vocals in the chorus that wrap the song in a traditional Christmas spirit.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

King K - Now or Never

King K expertly blends R&B and EDM on emotional new track ‘Now or Never’ 

TORONTO, CANADA – A slow-jam, EDM-inspired R&B vibe is making its way to the world with the hot new single from Canadian artist King K. “Now or Never” is a groovy new single that feels like a new take on the sound made famous by The Weeknd, albeit with a unique sound and style that is all King K. Featuring auto-tuned vocals set against a catchy beat and electronic melodies, “Now or Never” is this young artist’s take on a new approach to R&B.  

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Introducing Shadow ‘2 Real’


      Sionte’ Campbell (born September 18, 1992), is a recording artist from Jacksonville, Florida. He was adopted & raised by his grandparents on his father’s side where he came to love & enjoy music. His grandmother (mom) is a minister at a local church where grew up & attended as well as sang in the choir. 

      Outside of listening to gospel, his grandfather (pops) would listen to R&B which greatly captured his attention. He also found a comfort in Jazz while riding with his grandfather on his biological mother’s side. Hip-hop & rap music would come more as he visited cousins, hung out with uncles, watched TV/movies, & visiting his biological mother & two younger brothers who lived in Hinesville, Georgia.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How Jay-Z created a hip-hop path to luxury

 



This past Monday, rapper Jay-Z unveiled a deal with LVMH to expand his Armand de Brignac champagne globally. The next day, Oatly, the Swedish vegan-milk group in which he has invested, took its first step towards a $10bn initial public offering.


Jay-Z has further tasks to occupy him, apart from his own music. He still heads Roc Nation, a music and sports talent agency that includes Rihanna among its clients. He is also “chief visionary officer” of a special-purpose company backed by Roc Nation that acquired two Californian cannabis groups in November. And so on.


This year is the 25th anniversary of Jay-Z’s first album Reasonable Doubt, released on his own Roc-A-Fella Records label. Some have lasted and some not, but Jay-Z was ahead of his time in business in a way that is only now clear. “Put me anywhere on God’s green Earth, I triple my worth,” he once rapped. The deal with LVMH, under which the world’s leading luxury group has taken 50 per cent of Armand de Brignac — the “Ace of Spades” champagne praised in his lyrics — is proof of that.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Rihanna Says She Just Wants to 'Have Fun With Music'


It’s been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. The pop star, 32, told The Associated Press for her new album she’s already held “tons of writing camps” — where songwriters are put into groups to create original tracks for artists. Now, she said she’s asked herself the questions: “What do I feel personally? What do I want to put out, and as an artist, how do I want to play it with my art? How do I want to interpret that?”


“How do I want to reimagine it because it’s been so structured before,” Rihanna continued in a recent interview. The multi-genre artist who has won Grammys in the R&B, dance and rap categories added: “You do pop, you did this genre, you do that, you do radio, but now it’s just like, what makes me happy? I just want to have fun with music. Everything is so heavy. The world that we live in is a lot. It’s overwhelming every single day. And with the music, I’m using that as my outlet.”

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

What Happened To The Fugees?


Some of the most painful feuds emerge from once-close relationships, including the bitter dispute that led to the breakup of The Fugees, one of the greatest artistic collaborations of the past several decades. The group's second album, The Score, was a massive hit, a timeless masterpiece that straddled the borders between rap, hip-hop, R&B, and rock.

A third album never arrived. Lauryn Hill temporarily left the group before The Score's 1996 release, most likely due to her turbulent romantic relationship with bandmate Wyclef Jean, who was married. The next year, Hill started seeing Bob Marley's son, Rohan. She became pregnant and, according to Jean's memoir, lied to him about the child's paternity.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Chelsea (@chelseamusicla) - "Pink Tool Box"

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Quote: “You don't have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” Astana Music is the newest record and production company hitting the pop scene in the US today. Legendary songwriter-producer George Brown (founding member of Kool and the Gang) is the creator and co-founder of this emerging company. Located at Brown’s studio complex in Woodland Hills, CA, Astana is primarily focused on dance, dance pop, and featured rap releases. Astana Music prides themselves on representing versatile and culturally diverse creatives. Brown currently has three artists (Chelsea, JZI, Jonna) signed to the label. They come from all parts of the world: Philippines, Denmark and US. There is also a stable of incredible staff members; songwriters, sound engineers, producers, singers, and musicians including the acclaimed Keri Lewis, Leon Silvers, Sisco Kennedy, and Rick Marcel, that add to this incredible talented team. Astana’s first release is the infectious dance club track KING SIZE from the sultry vocal powerhouse CHELSEA. “King Size” was a collaboration between Chelsea and Brown, produced by Brown, and edited alongside acclaimed producer Alessandro Calemme and his DJ team who created four REMIXES and the original radio mix. Astana continues to expand and grows as they deliver music that is relevant and empowered. Stay tuned for updates on new music, videos, and content. Creator & Founder; George Brown is a founding member of Kool and the Gang, one of the most inspirational and influential funk, pop, units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout #1 hit "Celebration" in 1979. They have released 32 Gold and Platinum albums year to date.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Why Migos May Be The Best Music Group Ever


Earlier this year, the Migos claimed that they were the 'biggest group ever'. Offset says Migos has surpassed all other musical groups in history. Who would you say is the greatest rap group of all time?

Migos now have 15 simultaneous entries on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, which breaks the previous record held by none other than the Migos at 12 songs.

Culture II has also propelled them to tie a record held by a band you may know, The Beatles. With 14 simultaneous tracks on the Hot 100, they have tied the long-standing record held by The Beatles for the most simultaneous entries on the chart by a group.

Migos has released a gang of hits including "Narcos" and "Call Casting." Migos is a hip hop group from USA formed in 2009. There are three members of this group who are known by their stage names; Offset, Takeoff and Quavo.

No other music group has moved the DJ's and crowds like Migos have. The group has made history in the music business that will last a lifetime. Their rise to fame came very fast and is lasting longer than what most thought was going to go.


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