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Don’t believe the hype

These Rappers Are Not Rich, Bro Rap is deeply rooted in outspoken, unapologetic braggadocio, but the extravagance that comes with the entertainment is often misleading. The pilot episode of NBC’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air premiered on September 10, 1990. Will Smith—the star of the series—was new to acting, but acclaim as a prominent rap artist made the Philadelphia native a household face before the sitcom first aired. Two years prior to his debut on network television, Smith and his partner-in-music Jeff Townes released their sophomore album, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper, as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. At the time, it was the highest-selling hip-hop album to date. Selling three million albums gifted the duo plaques made of platinum, and winning hip-hop’s first GRAMM...

How To Get Your Music Into Video Games

  Start Small Former Director of Music Relations for Electronic Arts/EA Sports, and current CEO of Eckhardt Consulting Randy Eckhardt: “Don’t bother trying to meet with top-level people right away,” he suggests. “Seek out smaller developers first, as it certainly helps to show that you’ve had placement before. The current expansion into online social games that are using not as rich and deep content has expanded opportunities to score smaller games.”   Make Their Job Easier Music supervisors and licensors are flooded with hundreds of submissions on a daily basis, and there are only so many hours in a day. To increase your chances of being heard, make it easy for them to access and listen to your music. “I’d much rather stream tracks,” said Matt Levine. “I’d rather not...

Lil Wayne Hospitalized With Multiple Seizures, Cancels Las Vegas Show

Rapper hospitalized in Chicago following two minor seizures Lil Wayne canceled his Sunday night concert at a Las Vegas nightclub after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago earlier in the day. Lil Wayne canceled his Sunday night concert at a Las Vegas nightclub after suffering multiple seizures in Chicago earlier in the day. The rapper’s representatives confirmed to TMZ that Lil Wayne was again hospitalized following his continued struggle with epilepsy. “Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance,” Las Vegas’ Drai’s nightclub said in a statement Sunday. “Our priority is the health and well-being of our artists. Everyone at Drai’s wishes Lil Wayne a speedy recovery during this time.” Wayn...

NF Reveals Album Title, Release Date, and Cover

 192 Share2 NF has been dropping subtle clues about his next project over the last couple of weeks and now he has finally let the cat out of the bag. Toward the end of his “Green Lights” video, you see NF with a piece of paper that reads “Perception.” Turns out that Perception is the name of the album and it’s dropping on October 6, 2017. The cover features NF trapped in a prison cell. So far that’s all that has been revealed about the record. It’s feasible to assume the preorder and tracklist will be next to release. Watch the video for “Green Lights”: Buy on iTunes or Amazon.