Latest News for: Rap funk


Today in Hip-Hop History: Afrika Bambaataa And The Soulsonic Force Dropped ‘Planet Rock: The Album’ ...

The Source 01 Dec 2023
The Album on Tommy Boy Records ... Members of the international music pioneers Kraftwerks as well as contributions from rap legend Melle Mel and go-go music icons Trouble Funk added on to the eclecticism of this project ... The post Today in Hip-Hop History ... .

Portland Cello Project brings some holiday cheer while continuing to think outside the musical box

Inlander 30 Nov 2023
We're long past the point where mixing rap and rock, EDM and pop or funk and jazz feel like novelties ... The album includes a "Winter Wonderland" bursting with jazzy pep, a more classical take on "O Holy Night," a rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear" that boasts soft funk ...

Catch a different take on some of your favorite music from the past this weekend

The Patriot Ledger 22 Nov 2023
Jen Kearney's rock and funk at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. Lil Uzi Vert raps at MGM Music Hall in Boston ... Lil Tjay raps at MGM Music Hall in Boston.

Mars Williams, free-jazz musician and saxophonist for the Psychedelic Furs, dies at 68

Pioneer Press 21 Nov 2023
Even in his 60s, Williams remained an omnipresent, indefatigable musical presence in this city and beyond ... Williams died Nov ... He was 68 ... His rap-meets-jazz-meets-funk group Liquid Soul surfed the acid jazz crest of the ‘90s to Grammy acclaim; the band played Bill Clinton’s second inauguration and became a favorite of the Chicago Bulls ... Nov.

André 3000 on his surprise flute album: ‘It’s pure excitement – like a child seeing bubbles for the first time’

The Observer 17 Nov 2023
Outkast are their own genre – bringing together virtuosic rap storytelling, soul, Afrofuturism, blues, rave, gospel and funk ... Beatles, while Big Boi leaned towards a harder-edged fusion of hip-hop and classic soul-funk – Outkast became the biggest crossover rap group in history.

Ten Local Musicians Just Got $10,000

The Stranger 17 Nov 2023
The 2023 awards ceremony will be February 17 at the Triple Door. by Megan Seling. Here's some good news for the end of the week ... The winners are ... Like Missy Elliott? That '90s R&B vibe mixed with hip-hop, rap, funk, and basically any beats that'll get you to shake your ass? Great. You'll love Livt ... (I hope that kitten gets a new catnip toy.).  .

12 flautists flauting: A user's guide to the greatest moments in flute-rock history

Marietta Daily Journal 15 Nov 2023
Andr� 3000's first LP in 17 years, set for release on Friday, will not be the rap album many OutKast fans have been waiting for. Nor will it be the kind of funk-rock experiment he rode to Grammy acclaim on ... .

12 flautists flauting: A user’s guide to the greatest moments in flute-rock history

The Los Angeles Times 15 Nov 2023
André 3000’s first LP in 17 years, set for release on Friday, will not be the rap album many OutKast fans have been waiting for. Nor will it be the kind of funk-rock experiment he rode to Grammy acclaim on “The Love Below.” Rather, “New Blue Sun” will be an all-instrumental album ...

Author and podcast host Rob Harvilla explains the '90s in 60 songs, give or take

Detroit news 14 Nov 2023
... final episode in mid-February — Harvilla is trying to cover his bases, knowing there's no way he'll be able to nail down everything about the decade that gave us grunge, neo-swing, Britpop, nu-metal, pop-punk, G-Funk, rap-rock and "TRL" pop, plus whatever OMC's "How Bizarre" is.

Luh Tyler wants to raise the bar for Florida’s rap scene

NME 13 Nov 2023
In 2022, the Tallahassee, Florida rapper’s career started when he followed a friend’s footsteps and started rapping for fun, releasing songs on SoundCloud for the hell of it ... Released in November 2022, Tyler made the track by rapping over a beat that sampled the iconic theme song of the long-standing crime drama and recorded on BandLab.

How ‘El Tiny’ took over NPR’s Tiny Desk

The Los Angeles Times 13 Nov 2023
“[Latinos] really value music ... From the regional music of DannyLux to the jazzy funk pop of Alex Cuba or the powerful rap vocals of Villano Antillano, “El Tiny” wanted to cover the depth of Latino music ... J Noa's song “Autodidacta,” which was included in her “El Tiny” set, has been nominated in the rap/hip-hop song category at the 2023 Latin Grammys ... .

C-Knight, Member of G-Funk Rap Crew Dove Shack, Dies at 52

Fresno Bee 08 Nov 2023
C-Knight, a founding member of Long Beach G-funk rap crew Dove Shack, has died at age 52. The news was confirmed by TMZ on Tuesday (Nov. 7), when a member ... .

Dove Shack

The Daily Mail 08 Nov 2023
The rapper C-Knight died on Tuesday at age 52 after being hospitalized following severe medical complications ... Late rapper ... Health scare ... The group was slotted in the G-funk subgenre, a form of West Coast gansta rap that utilized synthesizer-heavy samples from 1970s and '80s funk bands like Parliament–Funkadelic and similar groups. Dr ... Waiting period ... .

Dove Shack rapper C-Knight dies aged 52 after being ‘taken off life support’

Metro UK 08 Nov 2023
Rapper C-Knight of The Dove Shack has died aged 52 (Picture. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images). Rapper C-Knight, founding member of Dove Shack, has died aged 52 after suffering a stroke ... The group was fundamental to the West Coast G-funk movement in the 1990s ... Trending ... Scott Dudelson/Getty Images) ... ‘I loved the West Coast melodic 90’s funk rap growing up.

Hip-Hop Was Born in New York City, But Its Roots Are in the Caribbean

Time 06 Nov 2023
How Rap Became the Sound of the Mainstream ... Collectively, these artists helped blend Caribbean music traditions with funk-era “rapping,” the poetry of the Black Arts Movement, and other Black and Latino vernacular traditions, to become the foundation of a new rap genre.