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Dr. Dre Praises J Dilla, Talks N.W.A Biopic on 'Pharmacy'

Dr. Dre opened up The Pharmacy Saturday night on Apple Music's Beats 1, and the G-Funk extraordinaire used his debut hour-long radio program to praise the late J Dilla as well as discuss the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "There's actually a lot of producers that I like to listen to....

Grateful Dead's Goodbye, Night Two: Chemistry Lost, Cash-Grabs Abound

And that's the thing about Grateful Dead shows. Sometimes everything comes together. Other times? Not so much. Night Number Two of the three-night Fare Thee Well goodbye shows at Chicago's Soldier Field had moments, as every Dead show has moments. There was a lovely, handsomely abstracted "Bird Song," the Janis Joplin...

Lil Wayne Drops 'Free Weezy Album' on Tidal

While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, the rapper has dropped a Fourth of July gift for fans: His long-awaited Free Weezy Album, now dubbed simply FWA. The mixtape comes a month after the rapper first announced that he was joining Jay Z's streaming venture Tidal...

Dr. Dre Reveals His 'Pharmacy' Beats 1 Premiere Date

One of the biggest exclusives on the newly launched Apple Music was the opening of The Pharmacy, a Beats 1 radio show hosted by Dr. Dre. At last, the Doctor has announced his office hours: The Pharmacy will debut July 4th at 6 p.m. EST. The hour-long program will broadcast new episodes on Beats...

Lil Wayne's 'Free Weezy Album' Is Out Now... On Tidal

Lil Wayne's had an eventful year, beefing with everyone from Birdman, for allegedly halting the release of his upcoming Tha Carter V album, to Young Thug, who audaciously announced his own Carter 6 before Wayne could drop the fifth installment (until he was sued into changing the title). Show More Summary

A career illuminated - Christoph von Dohnanyi in conversation at the Royal Academy of Music

Christoph von Dohnanyi - photo credit Bertold Fabricius The conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi was 85 last year, and the Royal Academy of Music held a slightly belated celebration for him on Wednesday 24 June 2015, when the distinguished conductor discussed his career with Jonathan Freeman Attwood, the principal of the Royal Academy of Music. Show More Summary

Is Rihanna's 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Video A Feminist Protest? We Asked One Of Its Directors

2 days agoEntertainment / Music : NME

Is Rihanna's 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Video A Feminist Protest? We Asked One Of Its Directors

Years & Years - Communion

It feels like Years & Years can’t decide if they want to be outright pop, ‘hipster pop’ or an attempt at bringing Nineties R&B back in politically correct fashion

'A Capitol Fourth' Special Adds Meghan Linsey, Alabama, Hunter Hayes

Meghan Linsey, Alabama and Hunter Hayes will join Barry Manilow, Nicole Scherzinger and an eclectic list of performers to celebrate Independence Day at the 35th annual A Capitol Fourth special, airing live on PBS, Saturday, July 4th, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The show will take place on the West Lawn...

Anarchy in the Pre-K: Teaching Capitalist Ideals to Four-Year-Olds Through Punk

Punk rock has never been just about the music and the scene, it's also about imparting a certain frame of ideas that range from political activism to government beef to the forever prevalent theme of social change. So what better genre...Show More Summary

Bo Carter’s Estate Sues Rod Stewart For Covering 87-Year-Old Blues Standard

The estate of early blues musician Armenter “Bo Carter” Chatmon, who died in 1964, has filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart, Universal Music, and Capitol Records for the inclusion of a song called “Corrina, Corrina” as a bonus track on Stewart’s 2013 album Time. The slightly differently titled “Corrine, Corrina” is a traditional 12-bar blues […]

Watch Roots Perform 'Rapper's Delight' With Philadelphia Mayor

The Roots welcomed an unexpected guest during their Philly's Fourth of July Jam Saturday night: Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, who led the Tonight Show band in a rendition of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." After weathering early microphone troubles, the 58-year-old politician delivered a near-perfect cover of the hip-hop classic, tackling every...

Barack Obama Pens Tribute to 'Iconic' Grateful Dead

As the Grateful Dead prepare to bid you goodnight with one final Fare Thee Well show at Chicago's Soldier Field Sunday night, President Barack Obama, a longtime Chicagoan, has paid tribute to the long-running jam legends with a message congratulating the group on their 50th anniversary and enduring legacy. "Here's to fifty years of...

Digital Dreams [Festival Review]

It’s officially summertime, and the beautiful weather makes attending massive festivals such as Digital Dreams that much more magical. This year, the two-day festival saw a change of plans, which […] Related posts: Digital Dreams music festival report Wintersalt Music Festival – San Francisco 12/28 + 12/29 [Review] Bestival [Festival Review]

Film Review: Station to Station

Doug Aitken doesn't just document a coast-to-coast rail trip. He continues it.

Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - July 5, 2015

A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Bill Hillman for his memoir Mozos Jonathan Papernick for his novel The Book of Stone Joshua Mehigan...

Five Best Songs from R. Kelly's 'TP.3 Reloaded' Album

26 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : The Boombox

It's been 10 years since R. Kelly wooed us with his 2005 album, 'TP.3 Reloaded.' To celebrate the occasion, we picked the five best songs that made it a noteworthy collection. Continue reading…

REVIEW: Blueprint’s “King No Crown”

After listening to Blueprint’s brand new album King No Crown (Weightless), it made me ask something: has he changed? What prompted me to say this? A few things. For one the Printmatic one continues to be one of the most solid rappers out today, and has been this day since I first heard him 14 […]

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