Tupac Shakur stole the show with his lifelike performance of «Hail Mary» and «2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted» during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella set on Sunday. The haunting hologram of the late legend was all the buzz by Monday morning, with many questions being asked and answered. Find out what Pac’s mother thought, who envisioned the idea, and how much it cost. (more…)
Not to get it confused with his phone interview days ago, K-Dot sat at the Skeelodge to discuss his Coachella performance on Friday, “The Recipe”, his Interscope deal and more.
If you haven’t heard, Tupac was at Coachella on Sunday night! No, the rumors of the rapper being alive and in hiding aren’t true; the rumors that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were going to re-create Pac as a hologram during their headlining performance on Sunday night were accurate, though, as the West Coast titans unveiled the radical visual midway through their set and let Faux-Pac perform «Hail Mary» and «2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted» before drifting back into the ether. (more…)
So the homie Kendrick Lamar called up and checked in on Wednesday nights edition of R.E.D.Y. Set Radio. We spoke on a lot of different things including: His new single «The Recipe», writing Dr. Dre’s verse for the record, his first session ever recording with Dre, how he is selecting the material to make the album, stuff that he has learned from being in the studio with Dre and Pharrell, the progression of Schoolboy Q as an artist, how he feels about Schoolboy Q not making the XXL Freshman cover, the possibility of working w/ Kanye, the Interlude on Drake’s album and the concept for it, having Gun Play on Cartoons and Cereal, and much more! (more…)
Noisy kicks off their new series ‘The Rap Show’ hosted by Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez (of Das Racist) with the first guest being Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick discusses everything from keeping a notepad, his favorite black hippy, his feelings on white kids singing lyrics with the N-word, his lucid dreaming, and how Wilson was his favorite character from «Home Improvement».
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will turn the desert into one giant West Coast party when they hit the stage for a co-headlining performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this Sunday and again on April 22 in Indio, Calif. Joining them will be plenty of surprise guests (Eminem? Wiz Khalifa?) and JoiStaRR, who will provide background vocals. (more…)
A post alleging Em, Daz Dillinger and Warren G would be joining the good doctor and D-O-Double-Gizzle appeared on G’s official website, although it was removed shortly after… (more…)
On April 11, 2006, Detroit lost one of its beloved hip-hop sons, Proof, when he died from gunshot wounds following a shooting in a local night club. In addition to being a founding member of platinum-selling group, D12, Proof was known for his raspy voice and served as longtime close friend Eminem’s hypeman on tour. The character Future from 8 Mile, played by Mekhi Phifer, was based on Proof. Here, Proof’s friend and former label mate, Obie Trice, shares a few funny anecdotes that give a glimpse into the enigmatic character that was Proof. —Adam Fleischer (more…)