…..If he had voted!
Kanye last night told the concert goers at his Saint Pablo Tour show in San Jose that “I would have voted on Trump”. He didn’t vote though so why even say anything?
At a cost of several songs, Kanye went on a 40 minute political rant about about the paradigm shift. More or Less Kanye praised Trump for providing the disruption Washington needed.
“Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you,” he told the audience
He also reiterated his desire to run for president in 2020, saying his focus would be on education and that his campaign would use a different political model. We all can’t wait. After the Trump win, anything’s possible right?
The attitude at the show was very mixed. Kanye was apparently happy when one woman screamed that she loved him in spite of his appreciation of Trump’s campaign, but there was also a lot of booing, stunned silence and even a few projectiles – one of which was a Yeezy shoe, which Kanye promptly signed and returned to the thrower. Gotta love Kanye.
The Rolling Stones will have been invited to perform for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration in January.
If this offer is true, it’s really hard to believe, given a history of hatred between The Donald and and the Rolling Stones. But maybe Trump is trying to make nice, and there’s an opportunity for the Stones to unify warring factions.
Rumor has it Trump could be paying the Stones upwards of $5 million dollars, probably more since during the campaign, Justin Bieber was reportedly offered $5 million to play a Republican event. That offer was declined, following rumored manager Scooter Braun. Must be nice to turn down 5 Million dollars huh?
There are certainly other artists that have been supportive of a Donald Trump presidency. But the Stones are not only popular, they’re in great performing shape with the 73-year-old Jagger able to dance effortlessly on stage.
The Rolling Stones have not responded to an inquiry regarding the reported invitation but you can be sure we’ll let you know if they decide to pull the trigger.
You may not have seen Russ Roberts when browsing our Top Artists pages, and that would be because he’s not primarily a musician, but in fact an economist.
While you might be wondering why we’re posting something about economics on a music blog, it’s actually simple, Russ Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and economics professor at George Mason University has started use rap music to help explain economic theory to those of us who aren’t economists. Continue reading Explaining Economic Theory with Rap Music »
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new type of implantable pressure sensor, which is powered by acoustic vibrations such as those that come from music,and particularly rap music, due to it’s heavy driving bass beats.
In hopes of treating people affected by aneurisms, incontinence due to paralysis, researchers at the Purdue University have developed a new medical sensor in the form of a vibrating cantilever which is activated by frequencies in the range of 200-500 hertz. Frequencies in this range cause the cantilever to vibrate, creating energy which is then stored in a capacitor for later use.
“The music reaches the correct frequency only at certain times, for example, when there is a strong bass component,” Babak Ziaie, a Purdue University professor of electrical & computer bioengineering and biomedical engineering, explains “The acoustic energy from the music can pass through body tissue, causing the cantilever to vibrate.” Continue reading Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices »
Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.
“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »
Not one to sit still, Sean Combs who is better known as Diddy (P-Diddy / Puff Daddy), sat down in a interview with AdWeek to discuss Branding, Liquor, Mousetraps and his future plans.
As a businessman, Diddy has made his millions off music, TV, film, clothing and fragrances. So what’s this multi-talented, jack of all trades have in store next?
In Diddy’s latest Ciroe vodka ad, he’s set the theme to a classic Sinatra tune,”Luck Be a Lady”. Combs explains how the idea came about.
“The spot that put Ciroc on the map was the first partnership we did with the Sinatra estate four years ago. I did a huge out-of-the-box buy on CNN, and I knew there would be a lot of traffic because Obama was running for president. And sales went through the roof. It was one of the most impactful ad campaigns in the spirit’s history. Also, for years, people have called me the black Sinatra. So that’s where the whole collaboration came from.”
Continue reading Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Discusses Branding, Liquor, Mousetraps & Future Plans »
On Friday December 2nd, Billboards held their 7th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Capitale in New York. Stars Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were both honored in the event with Taylor Swift awarded “Woman of the Year” and Nicki Minaj awarded “Rising Star”.
“I would go through every single page and every single chart and just daydream about what it would be like to see my name in there someday,” Taylor Swift said during her speech as Woman of the Year. “And today I walked in to flashing camera bulbs and all these important people in music, and I thought, ‘I guess that’s what it looks like.'” Continue reading Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event »