There have been rumors going around for a while that Dead Prez were Nas’s ghostwriters. In a recent interview, they set the record straight.
In an interview with Power 106 Vince talked about what it’s like to live in Long Beach and being called the future of Hip Hop. His debut album Summertime 06 comes out June 30th.
Taylor Swift threatened to withhold her album “1989” from Apple’s streaming music service over royalty payments. Her issue was the three-month free trial period Apple is promoting.
“Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months,” she wrote. “I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”
She added: “It’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this. We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
Apple responded to Swift late Sunday night in a series of tweets from Eddy Cue, a key lieutenant of CEO Tim Cook.
“#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period,” Cue tweeted, adding that “We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple.”
Swift quickly acknowledged the change. “I am elated and relieved,” she tweeted. “Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.”
The blog post, “To Apple, Love Taylor,” was immediately shared thousands of times, showing the power of the artist’s megaphone and potentially creating a publicity nightmare for Apple.
Check out Soulja Boy’s new track Rick Ross that pays homage to the Miami boss. Soulja Boy’s joint album with Rich The Kid is set to release in late July.
Fame School released a video for their freestyle over ASAP Rocky’s Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2. The track appears on the Fame School Ova Everything mixtape.
Jon Stewart addressed the Charleston shooting on The Daily Show. He mentions the contrast between how the US views foreign threats vs. that of domestic ones.
XXL released their 2015 Freshmen Class cover earlier this month, and the have been a lot of controversy about the 10 artists featured. GoldLink shows he has the lyrical talent to be a part of this year’s class in his thought-provoking freestyle.
In a recent interview ASAP Rocky discussed everything from politics within the industry to his new movie, “Dope”. Check out the full interview!