Prince Dead at 57

April 21, 2016 0

Prince has died at age 57. “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.” Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the singer, songwriter, multiple instrumentalist, producer and actor was recognized as a musical genius, trend setter and advocate for artists’ rights. His indelible impact on pop music culture dates back to when he first surfaced in 1978 with his debut album “For You.” We would embed a song of his from Youtube but Prince was a notorious asshole when it came to DMCA requests to take his music offline.

What does Hopsin leaving Funk Volume mean for rap music?

January 13, 2016 0

Funk Volume Records (from Los Angeles) was my favorite rap music label for years. Co-founded by rapper Hopsin and Damien “Dame” Ritter in 2009, the label was responsible for amazing rap music day after day, month after month, and year after year. Featuring a variety of rappers with different styles, personalities, and messages, the label was responsible for producing great rap music in a time when most rap music was centred on $wag and codeine cough syrup. The label featured three mainstay artists who rapped with radically different styles about radically different things.