Kendrick Lamar’s "DAMN." Graphic Designer Defends Album Artwork

Vlad Sepetov wanted to create something “loud and abrasive.” Source: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” Graphic Designer Defends Album Artwork

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SURREY EVENTS CALENDAR (for April 12 and beyond)

… with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” … you will tour three or four business stops.  Tour will conclude … in beginner to advanced Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Bhangra … site. VISUAL ART Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by … Source: SURREY EVENTS CALENDAR (for April 12 and beyond)

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Nas Talks Mass Appeal's Partnership with WeWork, Next Album

… up his twelfth studio album (while taking a tour, this writer walked … to vibes or just rap album covers from rap album covers from the 1970s … , all the fun projects, music, albums, EPs, all artists on the label. Everybody … Source: Nas Talks Mass Appeal’s Partnership with WeWork, Next Album

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Joey Bada$$'s "All-Amerikkkan Bada$$" Album Sales Projections Are In

He dodged a bullet not having to compete against K Dot. Source: Joey Bada$$’s “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$” Album Sales Projections Are In

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G Herbo Credits Nicki Minaj For Jumpstarting His Career

EXCLUSIVE: The Chicago rapper pays tribute to his fellow Windy City MC Chance The Rapper and explains his “Humble Beast” album. Source: G Herbo Credits Nicki Minaj For Jumpstarting His Career

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Belize Rap & Reggay Ban to compete in Waken, Germany

… , a new and dynamic hybrid  Rap & Reggay band out of … contemporary artist.” In March 2016, Verge of Umbra launched its first album … Parks, reggae vocals; and JermaineJenkins, rap vocals.   Source: Belize Rap & Reggay Ban to compete in Waken, Germany

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Hip Hop Collection releases online trove on genre's rise

… the Hip Hop Hit List, 1985. Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection … Adler also worked for Rush Artist Management, which represented Kurtis … , Stetsasonic, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the … widely credited with introducing hip-hop music to the world, as … Source: Hip Hop Collection releases online trove on genre’s rise

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Comedian & "Friend Of Hip Hop" Charlie Murphy Dies At 57

He leaves behind a legacy of classic material. Source: Comedian & “Friend Of Hip Hop” Charlie Murphy Dies At 57

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Hip Hop Community Reacts To Charlie Murphy's Death

Ice-T, Ice Cube, Nas, Chris Rock, LL Cool J, Chance The Rapper and many more sent their condolences. Source: Hip Hop Community Reacts To Charlie Murphy’s Death

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Making grime pay

… (seven) than any other British artist this decade, as he welcomes … from Tinie’s second album Demonstration, which found the … seduced by music after seeing So Solid Crew on TV. Rap, he … quot; Yet for all his chart-busting collaborations with pop stars like … Source: Making grime pay

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