New Video: Tupac Shakur Performs at Coachella Music Festival 2012


During Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's performance at Coachella Music Festival on Sunday (April 15), Tupac Shakur made a surprising appearance -- albeit via a hologram. The late rapper performed 'Hail Mary' and '2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted' with Snoop Dogg. While some thought it was tacky and creepy to resurrect the late 2Pac onstage, I thought it was surreal and fucking amazing at the same time.

In addition, the late R&B crooner Nate Dogg was given a thoughtful tribute by Snoop Dogg.

Also making guest appearances during Dre and Snoop's set were 50 Cent, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lemar.

All and all, it was a gangsta party.

J Dilla Benefit Events | J Dilla Documentary (Trailer)


One Wont Do J Dilla Concert

Dillagence Houston Tribute Concert


It's February. Not only is it Black History Month, it's also DILLA Appreciation Month in which we celebrate the life and music of the late J Dilla. New York and Houston (Texas) are putting on tribute/benefit shows this week with proceeds going to the J Dilla Foundation.


J Dilla: Still Shining Documentary (Trailer)

Gifted Films and Brian Atkins present J Dilla: Still Shining, a film that chronicles the life and musical legacy of the late producer J Dilla. The film is scheduled for release on Feb. 7, which is Dilla's 33rd birthday and three days shy of the fifth anniversary of his untimely death (Feb. 10). Visit the J Dilla Project for future announcements.


New Music: Money Making Jam Boys (MMJB) -- "Day Job"


Jam On It: MMJB Cover Art


The Money Making Jam Boys -- Black Thought, Dice Raw, P.O.R.N., Truck North and STS -- have teamed up with clothing company 10Deep to release their first mixtape The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic (due Feb. 3). The collection, mixed by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban, will feature production work from Frank Knuckles and ?uestlove with scratches from the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. You can cop the Prestige mixtape for download at on Feb. 3.

MMJB let loose "Day Job" for your enjoyment. Sadly, Black Thought is not on this banging track, but the rest of the Jam Boys do their thing. Props!

Money Making Jam Boys (MMJB) -- "Day Job"

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New Music: The Game - Purp & Patron (Mixtape)


Purp & Patron Mixtape

 The Game just dropped a colossal double mixtape called Purp & Patron. The 29-track collection, hosted by DJ Skee and Funkmaster Flex, boasts a bountiful of collaborations with Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Lil Boosie, Rick Ross and more. Also included is a special remix to Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" with Snoop Dogg called "Purp & Yellow" in honor of the Los Angeles Lakers.

There's a lot of filler on the mixtape, but there are a few standout joints. The Nottz-produced "R.I.P. Story" features gangster posturing from Game over a violin-laden sample. T-Pain is known for his Auto-Tune, but he is also a formidable producer, as well. On "Khaki Suit," T-Peezy's eerie and thunderous productions is perfect for rolling around in your whip (car). Finally, Dr. Dre blessed the melodic "Soft Rhodes," which features Ashanti. Game does his best impression of Notorious B.I.G. on the track and he sounds just as charismatic as the late New York rapper.

Purp & Patron is a good teaser for Game's oft-delayed LP R.E.D. Album.

Click on the links below to listen to the songs.

The Game -- "R.I.P. Story" (Produced by Nottz)

The Game -- "Khaki Suit" (Featuring T-Pain) [Produced By T-Pain]

The Game -- "Soft Rhodes" (Featuring Ashanti) [Produced By Dr. Dre]


New Music: Wiz Khalifa - "Black & Yellow" (G-Mix) [F/ Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain]




Check out the official remix to Wiz Khalifa's Pittsburgh (Pa.) anthem "Black and Yellow." The "G-Mix" version features strong rap performances from Snoop Dogg, Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J and T-Pain. Peep Juicy J's X-Mas line: "I'mma bubble bee lit up like a crimas tree/ Drinking Hennessy, black, I'm from Tennessee."

I could do without T-Pain verse, otherwise, this song will get extra spins in my iPod. Expect to hear this joint played ad nasuem at your hottest New Year's Eve party on Dec. 31. And rightfully so, because Wiz's "Black & Yellow" was one of the biggest rap songs in 2010.


Wiz Khalifa -- "Black & Yellow" (G-Mix) [Featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and T-Pain]

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