lovesoul is sad to hear
Recently, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, rang Zane Lowe’s show to say that fellow bandmate Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch is clear of cancer.
Sadly, the announcement that real hip-hop fans around the world have been waiting for may have come too soon, according to news sources on Gigwise. Yauch released a statement saying that the news was ‘exaggerated’ and he is still receiving treatment.
It’s a shame when news like this plays out back and forth in big media, but in any case, we still pray for a speedy recovery.
One of my favourite MC’s has died. A very sad day. I met him a couple of times and I have to say, he seemed nice. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this time. Source: MTV UK
Word from Premo as I type is that Gifted Unlimited is still in surgery. I have met Guru a couple of times, and he is a solid guy. His rants at the Jazz Cafe regarding Premo seem trivial now as his life hangs on the line. Praying for you. And if you want to hear DJ Laz-Eye’s ICON tape (Best of Gangstarr) you can do so here.
UK Hip-hop pioneer Derek B has died of a heart attack aged 44. My friend Lothar, who knew him, states, ‘he shaped the music industry in the UK, I even dare to say in Europe, like no other before and after him’. RIP Pioneer – please visit his Wiki to find out about his great history as the first UK rapper to get a stateside deal. Too many gone in 09.
Story found here. I pray it ain’t so.
This will go down as the dumbest move ever. I have seen Rae and Kay in the club and they are not to be messed with, and I don’t think saying there is ‘no resolve’ is going to help the situation. I think the best thing is to have these beefs aired out on a Ustream with the two guys in a room, no violence, just grown up talk. But here’s where the guys stand at the moment. Shout to Sumit of TheHipHopChronicle.com for being first again.
Very very sad – here’s the news
At Mariah: This is what the f I do
At Nick: You wanna ruin my career, you better get one
Damn, surely this is domestic (lyrical) violence against women. I personally don’t think Em should’ve gone there – but hey – disses are a promo strategy nowadays. But Nick and Mariah cannot rattle an MC who has a history of venomous passion when it comes to addressing women or people who go against him. This record isn’t ‘Go To Sleep‘ – but it’s a tough cookie.
He kept dancing even though he was on fire – and seems to take the pain like a soldier. This is the last time he’s seen as himself before years of drastic changes.
As we leave a gig in North West London, after once again dipping into our Michael Jackson folder on Serato, we get the confirmation on the road that Micheal Jackson has died (the previous post we did at the venue). It is a truly sad time for his family, his fans and for the art of entertainment. Here’s why.
Art can be expressed in many forms – but it’s function is to appeal to the senses of either a target audience, or in the case of the fame-hungry, a wide audience. Regardless of whether the art is expressed in a visual, audio, taste, smell or touch format, all artists live for one thing…
TO CREATE SOMETHING TIMELESS
To create something so perfect that it does not need to be altered before sharing horizontally across cultures, genders, ethnicities or societies, nor vertically through generations. And make no mistake, we have not just lost a musician, we have lost an artist and entertainer. His music, his live shows, his interviews, his videos, and his mastery of the media, that would glorify and crucify him at will, to clutch at an audience he earned, still remains the clear blue print for everyone from Britney Spears to someone who has not yet gained their calling.
Many groups and solo artists have produced single timeless records, but not dozens like Michael Jackson. Many musicians have made people dance, but not with the compulsion and frequency of Michael Jackson. Many performers have wowed crowds, but not with the aura, mystique and un-replicatable finesse of Michael Jackson.
I won’t bore you with facts about the volume of records he sold, the controversies he crafted, managed and fought with, or about the (very possible) billions of people he affected over his short 50 years alive. But I will say this, there is poetry in his death. He sold out a record 50 dates at one of Europe’s biggest and most sophisticated venues for his final tour of all time, and did not step on stage – with global interest and anticipation at a spiralling height. Every drop of supply was met with greater floods of demand – and short of dying on stage due to rumoured ill health in recent days, this was what fate had written for Michael Jackson. This was his final blaze of glory through the minds of people who followed, loved and studied him. From the lovesoul DJs – we offer all his family, friends and fans our condolances, and thank Micheal for his outstanding contributions to our lives and abilities to make people dance.
And now, back to the music…