Famously conservative minded radio host Glenn Beck may have been finding it hard to come up with controversial topics to talk about, which is evident by his bizarre attack on My Chemical Romance’s single ‘Sing.’ Much to the astonishment of MCR fans and even Beck’s listeners, he recently labeled ‘Sing’ as ‘propaganda.’
In the Thursday’s episode of his self-titled Fox News program, Beck kicked of the proceedings by first blasting the contents of the musical TV show ‘Glee,’ which in his own words, he watched in “stunned horror and admiring awe.” He then swiftly switched focus and started to explain his analysis of “Sing’s” lyrical contents. Beck, who is notable for his longs tirades on almost every subject that comes to his mind, then recited the song’s lyrics with fervent fright.
He warned, “Pay attention to the lyrics. This is propaganda … it’s an anthem saying ‘Join us.’ How can you and I possibly win against that?”
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Since breaking out on the mainstream music scene with longtime pal Dr. Dre on ‘Deep Cover,’ Snoop Dogg has went from being a hot up and comer to a premier hip hop artist and is now enjoying the elite status of a rap icon. The West Coast rapper has always recognized the efforts of those who helped him during his early time in the music industry and in return he has never shied away from lending a helping hand to the newcomers of the new generation, especially who are from the West Coast.
Speaking in a recent interview with MTV, Snoop said that he is very familiar and fond of the new generation of MCs coming out of the West and enjoys the title ‘Uncle Snoop,’ to which he is generally referred by them. He revealed that every now and then young musicians visit him, seeking advice and he connects with them very well. Snoop said that he is always on the lookout for new material that comes from the street and always feels proud of his West Coast heritage.
Unlike Snoop, not all the rap veterans are so fond of the new talent coming up. But that does not deter the upstarts from trying their luck in the tumultuous rap game. They want to follow in the footsteps of legends like Snoop and Dre, but are wary of copying their style too much.
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Not content with beating Britney Spears on US music charts and spearheading the new musical attack mounted on the American soil by Britain, Adele achieved another big honor when the famous Rolling Stones magazine decided to feature her on the cover of the next issue.
Her fame and good fortune has sky rocketed in recent months and one would think that it must be getting pretty routine for Adele to find herself in the limelight, but the reality is that she is still coming to terms with the piling list of honors that she has witnessed in her short musical career so far. In fact, she still regularly experiences stage fright and anxiety attacks before her performances, which might appear odd to some considering that she almost always looks calm and composed in studio sessions as well as during her live performances.
In a recent interview the Chasing Pavements-singer revealed that she is frightened of standing in front of the audience and once in an Amsterdam show, she got so nervous that she almost escaped down the emergency exit. She also said that touring is not one of her favorite things and she has also thrown up on several occasions during her concerts.
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Gangsta rapper Ice Cube may have slowed down in his music production over the years due to his mid career lust for making Hollywood movies and comedy sitcoms, but the rap pioneer is still very much aware on what’s happening around the music world. In a recent interview with MTV, Cube was asked to give his opinion on the recent surge of Los Angeles MCs trying to break out on the mainstream rap scene. The Anaconda actor replied that while he thinks upcoming rappers are being deprived of some much deserved airplay, they are doing all the right things to get noticed.
The rapper Ice Cube, otherwise known as O’Shea Jackson, expressed his unhappiness with the current radio stations. Cube thinks that apart from stations like KDAY, others have stopped supporting the hip hop community like they used to do in the late 80s and early 90s when Cube got his big break with N.W.A.
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New Orleans jam-packed Hornets Arena went wild when Lil Wayne took to the stage and kicked off the proceedings with the line: “It’s good to be home, New Orleans.”
Fresh from concluding his ‘I Am Still Music’ countrywide tour, Weezy and all his tour mates including Porcelain Black, Mix Master Mike & Travis Barker, and Ricky Ross took turns to treat the perplexed crowd of Cash Money CEO’s hometown. Later on in the show DJ Khaled also made a surprise appearance.
Wayne started off with an intense performance of “A Milli” and “Got Money,” then he called out DJ 45 and asked him to present something in honour of his native city. He then launched into his tribute to the rappers that have recently died and paid his respect in his trademark lyrical style.
After Minaj vacated the stage, the audience was given a full dose of Young Money stars, as Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine all teamed up with their record label boss to rip apart ‘Every Girl.’ Wayne remained in the limelight, but his minions departed so Ace Hood could come forward for ‘Hustle Hard’- his duet with the Young Money founder. It was then time for Weezy to take a much deserved break, so Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Gudda, Mack and Millz combined to spit ‘Bedrock.’ Cash Money CEO Birdman then made an appearance to deliver a sizzling version of his hit track ‘Fire Flame (Remix).’
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These days, the Game is sporting the red color as a promo tool for his upcoming R.E.D. Album. On his upcoming song Red Nation, Lil Wayne, who has a liking for the color red, brought the hook. MTV News hooked up with the Game on the set of his video shoot, and the Compton- born MC revealed how he got Weezy involved on this project.
“I called Wayne and I was like, ‘Yo I need you to kill this hook.’ He was like, ‘No problem,’ and he did his thing for me,” Game recalled.
The Game likes to record his guest artists’ material in the studios himself in his own presence, rather than receiving pre-recorded content through the internet or mail. However, he made an exemption for the Young Money boss. He explained that since Wayne was on the road for his ‘I Am Still Music’ tour and therefore it wasn’t feasible for him to meet the Game in his studio. Because both of them have worked together under one roof before he knew Wayne’s working style and was fully confident that the delivered material will be according to his liking.
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My Chemical Romance has made an announcement stating that they are going to make a new rendition of their song ‘Sing’- the income generated from whom will be given to the earthquake relief charity fund being run by Red Cross in Japan. But they don’t wanna be alone in contributing all the charity action. Instead, they have asked their legion of fans called MCRmy to join them and contribute to this cause in any way they can.
The band has also asked their fans to upload their messages, video clips, images or anything else they can to lift the morale of the disaster-stricken Japanese nation. The submitted collection with the message #SINGItForJapan will then be used by the band on the video of the charity-oriented song that they plan to make.
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