On Tuesday June 28, 2011 Pete Rock, Smiff-N-Wessun and hundreds of their supporters gathered at in New York’s Lower East Side to celebrate the release of their album, Monumental. The night was marred by violence when members of the NYPD used excessive force to quell what they thought was an unruly crowd. However, eyewitness testimony […]
Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Shrine Auditorium 665 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles When: September 23, 2003 What: The Philly-based rap duo become the first Rap act to win a Grammy for their song “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” « PREVIOUS NEXT » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 […]
New music from Harlem’s own, Ron Browz “On My Sh*t” featuring Busta Rhymes and Reek Da Villian. Ron Browz Random/Awkward double album is set to drop in July. Listen to the audio below! Recent Post: Ron Browz Releases “Big L Back” & The Internet Responds! FACT OF THE DAY: Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes And Biggie Attended […]
Sha Money XL is a case study in hustle and dedication. The accomplished A&R is one of the last members of that fraternity of label executives who got their start actually making music. Realizing early on that rapping was not his calling, the Queens, NY native used his piano skills from childhood to become one […]
As part of our ongoing Black Music Month coverage legendary Producer and DJ Pete Rock to a break from recording with Camp Lo and Roy Ayers to share with TheUrbandaily what exactly Black Music means to him. As Told To Jerry L. Barrow Black music to Pete Rock is like steak to a hungry lion. […]
Once upon a time in “music business land,” the remix was heavily sought after and appreciated. Producers would put their all into creating a the spin to a song that will create a new sound. The way things go now… just add a wack rapper on a track and you have a remix. That wasn’t the […]
Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Howard University 2225 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington D.C., DC 20059 When: 2003 What: Producer Rich Harrison already made a name for himself producing music for singer Amerie but his breakthrough was writing and producing Beyonce’s first solo hit “Crazy in Love.” The Jay-Z assisted smash cut featured a […]
Producer Khari “Needlz” Cain was honored at the 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Awards ceremony for his work on Bruno Mars’ Grammy Award-winning smash, “Just The Way You Are.” After a decade of producing hits for 50 Cent (“Piggy Bank”) Jadakiss (“Letter To B.I.G.”) and Lupe Fiasco (“Hurt Me Soul”) and many other hip-hop staples, Needlz […]
The 2010 NFL season was just as interesting after the games were over thanks to Nick Javis “Rhyme Reels.” The weekly rapped recaps of every football game became so popular that ESPN eventually took notice. While Nick’s lyrical dexterity and football knowledge (he played ball at Rutgers) deserve a lot of praise, that infectious beat […]
The legendary DJ Premier will be releasing his first full length compilation on his Year Round Records label, Get Used To Us, this December.
Superstar producer Swizz Beatz has been named the first Producer in Residence at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.