16 Jul

Today In Music – July 16

Here’s some interesting facts about July 16

*July 16, 1995 – Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.


*July 16, 2000 – Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release Parachutes. The release spawned the hit singles ‘Shiver’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Trouble’, and ‘Don’t Panic’ and won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002.


*July 16, 2015 – A sports car belonging to hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash which contained valuable vintage records was mistakenly given away by a parking attendant. The incident happened in a Manhattan garage where the musician returned to pick up the vehicle after nearly two hours, the attendant said he had given it to someone else thinking he was the owner.

24 Jun

Congrats to Grandmaster Flash

This happened a few weeks ago but there is so much music news out there it’s hard to stay on top of everything. This was too interesting to pass up.

Grandmaster Flash has just become the first DJ to win the Polar Music Prize aka Nobel Prize for Music. Other winners from this award include Led Zeppelin, Metallica, BB King and others.

Flash had this to say:

“(I accepted this) in honor of every DJ, every rapper, every graffiti artist, and every breakdancer. This thing that I did had not existed before, and I am one of many where I come from. It ended up being called hip-hop, taking the drum break from pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, disco, R+B, and using duplicate copies of records. I would take one section and repeat it over and over again.”

20 Jul

Ice-T and Melle Mel Is Unimpressed!

Both Ice-T and Melle Mel was at the European premier of Ice-T’s directorial debut for ‘Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap’ and they had shit to say.

Ice-T said he was unimpressed with today’s hip hop artists saying “It’s just pop. You’re not going to get anything as raw as what we heard before.”

Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel went on to say “The younger guys don’t look as good as us! They definitely don’t have our skills and that’s what the art of rap is.”

Damn fella’s tell us how you really feel.


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