So, if you knew how long you had to live, what would you do with that time? Would you be depressed, closeted or do something meaningful?
Zach Sobiech, at the age of 14, found out he had a rare form of terminal cancer. So he became a rock star, and millions of people got to see his music before he passed away on May 20, 2013. This is his beautiful story.
You never know what to expect until you lose someone dear to your heart this way.
We brought you Victoria Kimani’s MTOTO in February and now she is set to drop her second official single featuring label mate MI. The song is titled ‘Oya’ which will drop on Monday, 27th.
Check out behind the scene images from the video shot in Los Angeles California by Ali Zamani.
Kanye West’s sixth solo album will be titled “Yeezus” and released on June 18, according to a Rap-Up report on Saturday. West’s girlfriend seemed to confirm the title in an Instagrammed photo later in the day:
West’s label, Def Jam, has not responded to e-mailed requests for comment on the album title and release date.
Known collaborators for the rapper’s followup to 2010′s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” include Daft Punk, The-Dream, Skrillex, John Legend, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, among others.
The rapper debuted a new song, titled “New Slaves,” on Friday night in an unconventional series of public screenings on sides of buildings around the globe. On Wednesday he performed two new tracks, including the auto tune-heavy “Awesome,” during a corporate gig for the Adult Swim network.
Tonight, he returns to “Saturday Night Live.”
Until we can confirm that “Yeezus” is indeed coming on June 18, here’s…
Dr. Dre is heading back into the studio, with reports that the much rumoured N.W.A. biopic is finally off the ground.
One of the most iconic producers hip hop has birthed, Dr. Dre has been away from the studio for too damn long. Focussing on his groundbreaking USC tech project, it seems that the break has left the West Coast artist feeling rejuvenated.
Chatting to LA Weekly (via HipHopDX), Dr. Dre revealed that he is desperate to get back into the studio. “I’m more inspired to go back into the studio now,” Dr. Dre said. “Beats is rolling, this (USC) thing is happening, and it’s incredible. Now I’m ready to go back to my first love.”
The producer is not working on any specific project, though – it seems that Dre missed the thrill of a creative project. “I’m going back to the studio,” he continued. “Not for any specific reason, but just to record because I love to record music. I’m going back in and hopefully the next Kendrick Lamar or the next Eminem walks in the door and I can work with that artist. I’m going to record forever.”
Elsewhere, Dr. Dre revealed that the much vaunted N.W.A. movie has finally been given the green light. Speculation has surrounded the film for some time, but it seems that shooting could begin shortly.
“We just got the green light from Universal,” the producer revealed. “I was just with (Ice) Cube and F. Gary Gray yesterday writing the script, so it looks like it’s really happening. Gary is directing the movie. It’s going to be a true story. It’s going to be based on all the true events that happened.”
South African music lovers are gearing up for the concert of a lifetime and a full scale all-star invasion as organisers and musicians involved with MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, start arriving in the city of Durban.
Plans are on the way for the urban beat-fest being staged jointly by KwaZulu-Natal Province and music channel MTV Base (DStv Channel 322). The concert will feature live performances by urban giant Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) and an all star line-up from across the continent including 2Face, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Professor, Big Nuz, Camp Mulla, Zakes Bantwini and Zahara.
In addition, two of South Africa’s biggest DJs have been signed up for the concert, with DJ Tira and DJ Cleo guaranteed to keep the crowd on their feet at the awesome open air gig. They’ll be joined by Nigeria’s DJ Caise creator and leading exemplar of the “Gidihousemusic” scene. Believe it when I say Dj Caise has gone a long way from the Gidihousemusic scene to his MashUps…and that is just the beginning.