This past weekend music, mainly the hip-hop industry, lost another legend. Just under a month ago hip-hop, and the world, lost DJ Frankie Knuckles due to complications from type-II diabetes. This time around we lost footwork pioneer DJ Rashad. DJ Rashad’s expertise was in footwork, a hyper form of dance music with chopped up loops from hip-hop, pop, and R&B. Though he’s been in the game for over twenty years, Rashad was gaining traction with mainstream audiences only recently, according to People, with the release of his fifth album, Double Cup, which released late last year. To honor the legend, here are ten facts on DJ Rashad.
SZA – no, not the newest member of Wu Tang – the only female artist under Top Dawg Entertainment released her third extended play last week. She’s been signed to TDE for about a year now, who include other artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad and more; SZA’s sound doesn’t compare to her label mates. She has a neo-soul, jazz sound that’s reminiscent to old school R&B artists. For those who don’t know who she is here are ten facts you must know about SZA.
Scarface is the film that every ‘wannabe gangsta’ watches and studies like it’s apart of their curriculum. Scarface, if you neglected to see it, is the story about the rise and fall of a Cuban immigrant turned cocaine dealer and all around bad guy. The film made Pacino an even bigger name with his portrayal as Tony Montana. The film runs for about three hours but that doesn’t phase anyone who watches it; if it comes on TV you can bet that you’re going to be sitting there enjoying the rollercoaster ride of the De Palma classic.
Unfortunately, DJ Frankie Knuckles passed away on March 31, 2014. He’s considered the grandfather of house music, pioneering the music since the 1980s in Chicago. He passed away due to complications from Type-II diabetes at the young age of 59 years. To honor his life, here are seven facts about the Godfather of house music.
With Out Among the Stars out this past Tuesday, this weekend we celebrate the life of Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash has influenced more musicians than any of the artists today. With a very large catalog of music and more [possibly] on the way and a cult following, Cash is quite possibly bigger now in death than he was when he was still alive. Here are ten interesting facts about the legend, the Man in Black, Johnny Cash.
You read why being broke sucks but it’s not always that bad. Sure, having a little bit of pocket cash can benefit you for the things you need or the things you want. However, being rich or having money in general is overrated. They say money can’t buy happiness and, for the most part, it’s true. I’ve never been happy with a lot of money and I’ve never been really happy without it. Since hindsight is 20/20, I realized I was much happier without money; here are seven reasons why it doesn’t suck to be broke. Cheer up!
When you have money, it feels like you have everything in the palm of your hands: You need to put gas in your car, you can; you need to spend $150 at the grocery store, you got it; you want to buy your personalized pair of NikeID’s to match that tacky shirt you’re always wearing, go ahead, you got the monies. But for those of you who have no idea what it’s like having absolutely no money, here are 11 reasons why it sucks to be broke.
He is truly the happiest man on the face of the Earth right now with the number one song in the country. Pharrell Williams has everything going for him at the moment and, let’s face it, every moment. He didn’t win the Oscar for best original song but that shouldn’t bother him because he’s one of the most popular and successful producers/singers alive right now. Since he’s on top right now, here are ten interesting facts about mega superstar Pharrell Williams.
Becoming a gamer has become more prominent in mainstream media now more than ever. Even people who don’t own consoles or gaming PCs are considered gamers. Whether you play Call of Duty for eight hours straight or you play Candy Crush for 16 hours throughout the day consider yourself a gamer. Still can’t figure out if you’re a gamer or not? Here are ten signs that you’re a gamer.
With over 365 days to the year 2013, let’s take a look back at the year in song. I count through ten of my favorite songs of the year, in no particular order (except for number one). The list of songs range from rap to rock to pop to salsa in my selection for songs of the year. These aren’t the best songs of the year but these are the songs that I burnt out on my radio; these are the songs that I listened to most because, for reason or another, they were fantastic or had me shaking my head. Here are my favorite songs of 2013.