New York rapper Action Bronson found himself in headlines today as Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah posted a video, sending serious threats to Action, due to Action’s recentESPN appearance. During the appearance, Action’s music was compared to Ghostface, when Action replied that “(Ghostface) isn’t rapping like this no more.” No only did Ghostface not take kindly to being called washed up, but he reallllllly didn’t take kindly. After letting some time pass, Ghostface Killah’s video sent death threats Action’s way, reminding the Mr. Wonderful rapper that he has shooters in all states, that he knows Action’s tour schedule, and that he has guys that can make people “disappear”. While Action was taking shots at a legend, he had a point, and it definitely didn’t warrant death threats or even a response from Ghost.
Although Action Bronson promptly went on an apology campaign on Twitter after the threats, his right hand man, friend, and “cousin by association” Big Body Bes did not appreciate the threats against Action. Although he wasn’t directly referring to Ghostface, with Action’s safety arguably in question today, Bes tweeted a general statement about his commitment to defend and protect his good friend. “THEY DONT MAKE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE ACTS OF VIOLENCE I WILL COMMIT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF @ActionBronson,” Bes tweeted. And if Ghostface really does have shooters in every state, Big Body Bes is coming prepared!
A New York legend and arguably the best new artist out of New York in the past few years join forces for ‘I Got Money’. Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon recruited A$AP Rocky for this one, and this has to be one of our favorite guest verses from Rocky of all time. After this collaboration, A$AP may want to step outside his comfort zone more often for non-trap verses, because this record definitely works!
Listen to ‘I Got Money’ below and check out our recent photos from Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s Weekend One Coachella performance.
Sunday wrapped up our amazing experience during our first year at Coachella. The weekend was surreal, as music fans saw performances from Drake, Lil B, The Weeknd, Tyler the Creator, Toro y Moi, Action Bronson, Run The Jewels and many more! While we posted a small selection of our favorite photos last weekend, to share our experience with our readers, we will be posting new photo galleries from Coachella EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT MONTH. We saw over 30 great performances this past weekend and we will share our collection of photos of each until we run out!
Check out our seventh Coachella Photo Series, of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s Weekend One performance, below.
Wow! What an opening day for Coachella 2015, and The Early Registration teamed up with Pigeons & Planes to catch all the best moments. Kicking off the iconic music festival this year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw amazing performances from Vic Mensa, Lil B, Alabama Shakes, Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, AC/DC, Tame Impala, Lykke Li and many more! And how are this year’s art installments? They even top last year’s, as the Indio festival spent more money on art in 2015 than ever before.
On Thursdays we review albums that are considered “classic”. This week we will review the classic Wu-Tang Clan LP, GZA’s Liquid Swords. Classic is a word that holds heavy weight within hip-hop music conversations. Today, it is often used as a way to describe current songs, albums and artists that will one day become a classic, or “future-classic” if you will. Yet, many fans of hip-hop will unwaveringly stand by the statement that the 90’s was the golden era for the art form, full of timeless classics. The 90’s saw the gradual movement of hip-hop into the mainstream and showed that there was a market for hip-hop outside of strictly urban communities. One of these classic groups was the infamous, Wu-Tang Clan. A group comprised of a diverse handful of New Yorkers such as: Founder RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and GZA or The Genius.
Ever since 2008, vinyl has been seeing a huge revival, with more and more records being bought each year. In fact, vinyl sales this year are projected to go up8.9 millionthis year. One of the reasons for this comeback has beenRecord Store Day, which was started in 2007 by independent record store owners who wanted to celebrate and spread the spotlight on themselves. Since then, the day has grown bigger and bigger and this year, they will be celebrating Black Friday by having exclusive releases for independent record stores. The list of releases this year is down below via The Future Heart.
In an exchange where the interviewer has a direct interest to get the juiciest details out of an artist, sometimes even wanting to provoke the artist (see Charlamagne Tha God), sometimes artists just can’t keep their cool. Here are our top ten moments of just that. Credits to KanyeToThe for some of the examples.
The world tragically lost one of its favorite actors and comedians yesterday, a void that can never be filled. With classic films like Good Will Hunting, Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire and many others, we will never forget Robin Williams. To keep the memory alive we have compiled a list with ten of the best moments were rappers paid homage and reference to the comedy legend that is Robin Williams.