Tag: Performance

Big Boi disses rappers for rhyming over their vocals onstage

Hip-hop star Big Boi recently spoke to Complex about hip-hop performers and the tendency for some artists to rap over their recorded vocals during their live performances. Needless to say, the legend from Atlanta is not impressed with rappers who rhyme over their songs.

Kanye asked Seth Rogen and James Franco to perform at his wedding

According to Seth Rogen, Yeezy gave both he and his buddy Franco a call to find out if they wanted to perform at Kanye and Kim’s upcoming wedding. Rogen shared the story during a recent appearance on “Ellen” to promote his new film The Neighbors.

Jazmine Sullivan returns to R&B; has the game missed her?

R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan took the stage in London this week, belting out her hit songs “Need U Bad,” “Lions, Tigers & Bears” and “Bust Your Windows,” reminding fans of what they’ve been missing during her extended hiatus. Her return has been met with warm responses from many R&B fans who fell in love with the young woman from Philadelphia with the big voice.

Raz Simone ‘Natural Resources’

SXSW newcomer Raz Simone won raves at the festival, and shared his message via his music video “Natural Resources”

Big Daddy Kane on his new approach and the ‘old school’ stigma

Big Daddy Kane is one of the most revered artists in hip-hop, but, in a recent interview with RO, Kane explained why he feels that change is necessary and why he switched up his approach on his latest project, The Las Supper, a joint venture with the live band Get Lifted. Despite the classic hip-hop ethos of “two-turntables and a microphone,” Kane says performing and recording with a live band has completely freed him creatively.

Lauryn Hill pays homage to the Fugees during her NYC show

Lauryn Hill re-emerged this week at the Bowery Ballroom on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-rapper made it clear that, despite all that she’s been through, she’s still one of the most captivating performers of her generation.

Eminem, Odd Future rock 1st YouTube Music Awards

YouTube launched it’s very own awards show this weekend, and the show was as unconventional and off-kilter as much of the material found on the popular online media platform itself. Hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, the show was both awkward and intriguing, with both hosts operating with no script and strange performances throughout. Spike Jonze sprearheaded the event and the visionary director also participated in some of the night’s performance productions.

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