Guerilla Union has just announced their full line up for the 2012 Rock The Bells… This years performers include: Kid Cudi, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco, Atmosphere, Ice Cube, Mac Miller, Dipset, Kendrick Lamar, Method Man & Redman (performing Blackout in it’s entirety), Deltron 3030, The Hit Squad, A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Immortal Technique, 2 Chainz, E-40 & Too $hort, DJ Quik, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Prodigy, DJ Lance Rock & Friends, Yelawolf, Murs + Fashawn, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Dom Kennedy, Zion-I + Grouch, Eligh, Jay Rock, Watsky, and more… With VERY special guests Missy Elliott & Timbaland and the 20th year anniversary reunion of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. I am utterly speechless right now, and can’t wait for Rock The Bells! RTB hits San Bernardino, CA on the 18th & 19th of August, at the NOS Events Center. I go every year, but this year…
Legendary musician, Chuck Brown, passed away today due to complications of pneumonia; he was 75. Brown’s passing comes about a week after the Washington Post confirmed that the musician, considered the pioneer of Go-Go music, had been hospitalized with pneumonia. Brown’s 1970 hit, “Bustin’ Loose,” hit #1 on the MCA charts. The song was later sampled in the 2002 Nelly song, “Hot in Herre,” which won Nelly a Grammy. — He had recently postponed numerous shows due to his failing health. Rest in power, Chuck Brown. [Source]
Andre 3000 and Imogen Poots, his Jimi Hendrix biopic co-star, were spotted walking the set and the streets of Ireland… Rumors of them dating have already begun to surface, but those are unsubstantiated claims. All Is By My Side (the Hendrix biopic) is currently filming and slated to appear in theaters as early as next year. I can’t wait until filming is done so Andre can get back to the music.
Miscellaneous tweets aside, FuseTV caught up with Lil B to confirm the speculated collaboration with Drake. “Yeah, we’re about to do something real big. I can’t speak on it too much right now, but Drake is the only artist [Lil B] wants to work with. We’ve talked about doing some production. [Drake] wants to do something and we’re gonna make it happen. Something real big, so just look out for it.” I have but one question…. “WHY?”.
Jay Electronica’s album exists, it is coming, and it is good. So sayeth Jay-Z. Post-Philadelphia Made In America announcement, Jay-Z discussed Jay Electronica, detailing how he isn’t rushing Electronica’s project, how he operates in his own time, and as a lyricist he’s “scary good”. [Source]
A few weeks back, after Iggy Azalea had appeared on Hip Hop POV, rumors surfaced that she wasn’t actually signed to Interscope Records. Well, during the preview of tonight’s episode, T.I. confirms that Iggy is still “free agent”. I think Bu may make it happen for his team (Def Jam).