When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
Earlier this month, Lil Eazy-E, son of the deceased former member of N.W.A, made quite a fuss about not being selected to play his father in the upcoming N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" (and then later redacted his statement).
After announcing the album title over a year ago, Ice Cube has finally given his follow-up to 2010's I Am The West a release date.
Everythang's Corrupt will hit stores May 13th 2014, according to a tweet from Cube today.
There are basically three ways to grow up with a famous father: by being a spoiled ass who never has to work a day in his life, leaching off your old man's wealth; by going into an entirely different field of work; or by continuing your dad's legacy, building upon his successes with some of your own. Son of N.W.A'
The actors who will portray Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, were revealed earlier this week, and now Dr. Dre has given us the official release date for the film.
Many hip-hop artists have rapped about life experiences like starting from the bottom, the struggle and the drug game. The come-up story has always been a selling point for many artists through the years.
MC Ren made his return to rap earlier this year with "Rebel Music", and the comeback single just got a little bit more special, as Ice Cube has added a verse to the track, making for a low-key N.W.A. reunion.
Two days ago The Source magazine unveiled the first cover for the new April/May 2014 issue, and Black Hippy's ScHoolboy Q graced the cover solo, making it his first solo magazine cover. The MC shouted out the long-standing hip-hop magazine on Twitter for apparently cleaning up his beard in the photograph.