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20 recommendations for Record Store Day

Started in 2008 as a way to support local, independent record stores around the world, Record Store Day happens this Saturday, April 19. Despite the long lines, it's a much anticipated "holiday" of sorts for music fans and collectors everywhere.


Related Topix: Built to Spill, Pop/Rock, Rap

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Huntington Beach Independent

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try to get their hands on great deals and limited-edition LPs and Eps, some of which are only available that day.


Related Topix: Nirvana, Grunge, Rap, Mayer Hawthorne, Costa Mesa, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, Huntington Beach, CA

The News Journal

Jupiter Records to make its Record Store Day debut Saturday

Jupiter Records near and Rainbow Records in Newark will both have in-store performances, giveaways & free snacks for Record Store Day.


Related Topix: Rap

New Times SLO

What's all the HUBbub?

Among the new additions to ThreadHUB's inventory are brands like HUF, 10 Deep, Pink Dolphin, Popular Demand, Young and Reckless, Dimepiece, Joyrich, Forte, and Cote de Nuits, many of which are hugely popular with up-and-coming celebrities.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Rap

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Detroit News

Fans come out for vinyl on Record Store Day

Record Store Day is bigger than Christmas for many shops, and there are tons of exclusive vinyl recordings being offered this year.


Related Topix: LCD Soundsystem, Rap


[News] Article Discusses Whether "Internet Killed The Video Star"

The story discusses the emergence of MTV's TRL and BET's 106 & Park. "TRL has since gone the way of the dodo, and the hype and emphasis on music videos has gone down considerably in the past decade, which leads us to ask, did the Internet kill the video star?" the story says.


Related Topix: Rap

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Record Store Day: Top 15 releases include vinyl sections from Nirvana, Civil Wars, Notorious B.I.G, Sky Ferreira, Hank Williams

As Record Store Day debuted in April 2008, indie retailers appeared to be on the brink of extinction.


Related Topix: Rap, Nirvana, Grunge, Hank Williams, Country, 9, Florence, AL, Led Zeppelin, Pop/Rock, Entertainment


[News] Nas Says Will Smith Wrote "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" & Details Career In Reddit AMA

Nas also gives praise to Drake, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Fashawn and Bishop Nehru, among others.


Related Topix: Rap, Nas, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Will Smith, Hip-Hop, Illmatic

The Tech

Time is Illmatic, keep static like wool fabric

From New York's Queensbridge Houses, a teenager scripted a work of art so raw and compelling that twenty years later its stories still ring true, full of yet-to-be-mined jewels of wisdom, studied religiously, and revered by the Hip-Hop community.


Related Topix: Illmatic, Rap, Black Entertainment, Nas

Mon Apr 14, 2014


[News] Kevin Gates Lists Eminem & Tupac Among His Top 5 Emcees

"I always gravitated towards up north music," Gates says in an interview with Rolling Stone .


Related Topix: Eminem, Rap, Celebrities, Tupac, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop


Jon Connor tributes Notorious B.I.G. with new mixtape

After releasing a Kanye West-inspired mixtape weeks ago, Flint rapper Jon Connor is continuing his #ConnorSeason onslaught with another mixtape inspired by a rap legend.


Related Topix: Rap, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Flint, MI, Dr. Dre, Entertainment


Randy Blue Gay Porn Stars Dance To Beyonce's 'Blow'

In this steamy new video, some of the stars of popular gay porn website Randy Blue strip down to one of our favorite tracks, "Blow," off of the new Beyonce album.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, David Bowie, Rap, Transgender

Sat Apr 12, 2014


[News] Marlon Wayans On Tupac: "He Wasn't Real Gangster, But He Acted Gangster"

"I think he would have matured at this point to be the leader that I think this generation could use in a lot of ways," Marlon Wayans says of Tupac.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Crime Movies, Above the Rim, Drama Movies, Marlon Wayans, Rap, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Huffington Post

Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

Four months before Brooklyn's Notorious B.I.G. famously declared, "You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far," Queens native, Nas released his landmark debut, Illmatic , which would take hip-hop further into the stratosphere.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Nas, Social Software, Punk, The Ramones

Essence Magazine

The Vault: 9 Cool Facts About Mary J. Blige's "My Life" Album

Whereas Blige's debut was a mix of R&B and New Jack Swing, the sound du jour at the time, gave us the vintage soul that would help solidify her title as the queen of hip-hop soul.


Related Topix: R-N-B, Mary J. Blige, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Rap, Puff Daddy, Tone

Tue Apr 08, 2014


[News] Rolling Stone Names Rappers Soon-To-Be Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

With 2013 finding Public Enemy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Rolling Stone recently included a group of rappers among a list of artists slated to become eligible for the honors in the coming years.


Related Topix: Rap, Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Tupac Shakur, RZA


The Notorious B.I.G. : Life After Death

In just a few short years,the Notorious B.I.G.went from a Brooklyn street hustler to the savior of East Coast hip-hop to a tragic victim of the culture of violence he depicted so realistically on his records.


Related Topix: Rap


Stock Downgrades: Even Cisco Systems Isn't Immune to Tech Wreck

Mo Money, Mo Problems -- Notorious B.I.G. Moscow and momentum left Mr. Market with a mountain to climb, despite the best efforts of Moore's Law .


Related Topix: Cisco, Startups, Cisco Systems, Inlet Technologies, Rap, Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible

Fri Apr 04, 2014


The 8 Ball 04.04.14: Top 8 1990s Rap Albums

The 8 Ball 04.04.14: Top 8 1990s Rap Albums Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.05.2014 From Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die to OutKast's Aquemini , Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and more, 411's Jeremy Thomas counts down the top 8 1990s rap albums! Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Music Zone! I'm your host Jeremy ... (more)


Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment


The Library of Congress' Annual List of Most Important Music Completely Ignores Rap

A couple days ago, the Library of Congress announced the 25 newest additions to their ever-growing vault of American music.


Related Topix: Rap, R-N-B, Lauryn Hill, Black Entertainment