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The Hip-Hop Fellow Outtakes: Young Guru on the Rise of Kanye West

Producer and engineer Young Guru discusses the rise of Kanye West in this outtake from the Ken Price film The Hip-Hop Fellow. The Hip-Hop Fellow is a feature length documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University. Show More Summary

Lucinda Williams To Release Double Album “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone” – September 30

last monthMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Roots-music legend, and three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is set to release her first-ever double album “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone” on September 30 though her very own Highway 20 Records “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone” is said to be ” Williams’ most ambitious and adventurous projects to date.” It [...]

Seitz on the 2014 Emmy Nominations and the Many, Many Snubs

My iPhone autocorrected "Emmys" to "enemies" this morning. It was a sign. The Emmys, the Oscars, the Grammys, and other awards groups are all guilty of overlooking great new or newish work in favor of known quantities; call it the Institutional Tendency, maybe. Hand-in-hand with that are some oversights that... More »

Can He Handle It? After A 3 Year Absence, Usher To Return As Performer For 2014 MTV VMA’s

Wonder if he’ll out do his BET Awards performance… Usher To Perform At 2014 MTV Video Music Awards For First Time In Three Years MTV today announced via its various social media channels that Grammy® Award winner, multi-platinum selling,

Britney Spears Without Auto-Tune Makes Twitter Cringe

Britney Spears has sold millions of albums, a star on the walk of fame, and a Grammy Award. But can she really sing? A leaked version of the singer’s new song “Alien” features Britney Spears without auto-tune and it doesn’t sound pretty. Now, there are a number of possible reasons as to why Britney Spears sounds terrible on […]

Has Christian Hip-Hop Finally Arrived?

Christian hip-hop has made some notable inroads in the last few years, especially in the mainstream market. Popular rapper Lecrae has won Grammy, Stellar, and Dove awards, and he, along with other Christian artists, appear regularly on networks like BET and MTV. Does this mean the movement that emerged in the early '80s as Gospel rap has finally arrived?

For Discussion: Award-Winning Producer Says “Urban Music” Is Destroying Black Youth…Do You Agree?

Producer Says Urban Music Is Destroying Black Youth via Financial Juneteenth Grammy Award winning producer/song-writer Carvin Haggins talks about the changes that have been seen in music on the radio. Haggins says that as he listens to the music on

Buddy Guy At the Paramount

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Buddy Guy The Paramount Huntington, NY June 11, 2014 On a pleasant Wednesday evening in early June, following a bluesy and soulful acoustic set by opening act Matt Anderson, six time Grammy Award winner and Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame member m: Buddy Guy brought his unique brand of Chicago...

Ryan Seacrest To Host Shows On 4 Major TV Networks

In horse racing, there's the trifecta. In entertainment, there's the EGOT for winners of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Maybe in the future there will be something called the Seacrest -- for holding down hosting gigs with all four major American broadcasters.

Michelle Obama to Attend Grammy Museum Luncheon in L.A.

The first lady has agreed to give the keynote address at the museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon at L.A. Live's Club Nokia on July 16. read more

Ike Turner: “I Did No More To Tina Than I’d Want Someone To Do To My Mother”

Ike Turner was batshit crazy. Lost in the black eye of his infamous history of domestic violence is this. Ike was an extremely accomplished and wickedly talented musician. A legend, even. There are his two Grammy Awards spanning an amazing 35 years a part. There’s his Rock & Rock Hall of Fame induction in 1991 alongside ex-wife, Tina Turner.

Why I Like the Critics' Choice Television Awards Better Than the Oscars

I know what you're thinking, "What? Are you nuts?" Well, just take it easy and hear me out. You see, I've been to roughly 10 Oscars, a dozen or so Golden Globe Awards, a ton of Emmys and numerous Grammys. So, I have a pretty good gauge of award shows. In fact, I love the CCTA's the same way I love the Golden Globes. Show More Summary

Why I Like the Critics' Choice Television Awards Better Than the Oscars

I know what you're thinking, "What? Are you nuts?" Well, just take it easy and hear me out. You see, I've been to roughly 10 Oscars, a dozen or so Golden Globe Awards, a ton of Emmys and numerous Grammys. So, I have a pretty good gauge of award shows. In fact, I love the CCTA's the same way I love the Golden Globes. Show More Summary

'Hip-Hop Fellow' Outtake: 9th Wonder on the Impact of Public Enemy, The Cosby Show and HBCU Enrollment

9th Wonder Teaching at Duke University The Hip-Hop Fellow is a feature length documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University. In this outtake, filmed at Duke University, 9th Wonder discusses...Show More Summary

#NewRules: The Grammys Changed Their Rules On Sampled Music

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has decided to change some terms and conditions of their Grammy award. The most noteworthy amendment is their rules on writers’ credits for sampled music. Per Grammy.org: Before now,...Show More Summary

Don Devaney Passes Away; Another Hank Williams Biopic in the Works; Grammy Awards Add “Best American Roots Performance”

2 months agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Songwriter Don Devaney, who penned “Someone Loves You Honey,” “Listening to the Rain,” and many more, passed away last Friday at the age of 78. The Grammy Awards added several new categories, one of which is Best American Roots Performance. Show More Summary

Timeline For Submitting To The Grammys [2014-2015]

The first round of GRAMMY Award submissions opens in July followed by an array of Recording Academy deadlines. To cut through the confusion, here if the official timeline for submitting to the 2014-2015 Grammys. Overview: The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast (CBS) will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Show More Summary

Award Categories for Grammys Are Tweaked

One change in the music awards allows use of sampling and “interpolation” in all songwriting categories; another redefines “alternative.”

Newswire: Grammys to allow sampling in all songwriting categories

All the old white dudes are finally coming around to the ubiquity of sampling, as The Recording Academy has announced a few changes to the rules surrounding the Grammy Awards process. The most noteworthy is that songs with samples and/or interpolation will now be allowed in all songwriting categories, including Song Of The Year. Show More Summary

Songs With Samples Now Eligible For Non-Rap Grammys

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Hands up: Who knew that songs with samples couldn’t be nominated for Grammy Awards? Up until now, the Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences only allowed songs with samples and interpolations to compete in the Best Rap Songs category, which stands as a powerful testament to the out-of-touchness of the Grammy Awards and the whole [...]

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