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Bounce Music and Why Social Distancing Is Complicated: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
Gizmodo had a variety of amazing stories this week. One of those stories featured bounce music, or New Orleans’ quintessential style of hip hop. Another will explain why social distancing is more complicated than it seems.
It might not seem like it since time is all out of whack during the pandemic, but in a few short weeks, it will be fall. Anyone else have trouble knowing what month, or day, it is?  My confusion asi… [+1033 chars]
Jody Serrano
2020-08-31 03:47:00




Roy Hammond, Soul Singer Who Birthed a Hip-Hop Heartbeat, Dies at 81
He wrote and produced the Honey Drippers’ “Impeach the President,” which has been sampled countless times and changed the sound of New York rap.
His music sounded like garage soul, said Joe McEwen, a former soul music journalist and radio D.J. and the senior vice president of A&R at Concord Music Group. There was something a little rawer … [+1121 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2020-09-21 21:54:32




Biggie Smalls' crown and other items for sale at Sotheby's first hip-hop auction
The Notorious B.I.G. will forever remain a king of hip-hop, but the crown that the rapper wore in the final photo shoot before his death is about to be passed down. The signed plastic crown from the 1997 "K.O.N.Y." (King of New York) portrait session, along w…
The Notorious B.I.G. will forever remain a king of hip-hop, but the crown that the rapper wore in the final photo shoot before his death is about to be passed down. The signed plastic crown from the… [+1969 chars]
Nicole Gallucci
2020-09-14 15:39:37




'The Office' theme song remixed as a relaxing, lo-fi hip-hop song is amazing
If you love The Office — and you should — and you need an hour of relaxing tunes, well, you have very specific needs that I am about to fulfill.  NBC released a frankly wonderful lo-fi, hip-hop remix to the iconic Office theme song. It's more than 59 minutes …
If you love The Office and you shouldand you need an hour of relaxing tunes, well, you have very specific needs that I am about to fulfill.  NBC released a frankly wonderful lo-fi, hip-hop remix to … [+442 chars]
Tim Marcin
2020-09-03 19:35:20




Sam Hunt’s Latest Country Hit: A 1950s Honky-Tonk Classic + a Hip-Hop Beat
The Nashville boundary-pusher and five all-star collaborators built “Hard to Forget” around a sample of Webb Pierce’s “There Stands the Glass.” See how they made it sound modern in the latest Diary of a Song.
Hello. Hey. Whats going on? You face the criticism that youre not country enough. If the tone of a drum is the difference between country music and pop music, thats a pretty ridiculous statement to m… [+9064 chars]
Joe Coscarelli
2020-09-10 09:00:14

Notorious BIG crown fetches $600000 at Sotheby's first hip-hop auction - Reuters
Notorious BIG crown fetches $600000 at Sotheby's first hip-hop auction  Reuters
Music News Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The plastic gold colored crown that American rapper Notorious B.I.G wore on the last photo shoot before his death fetched $600,000 at the first-ever hip hop auc… [+2790 chars]

2020-09-16 07:52:00




Amazon brings Twitch’s livestreams to its Amazon Music app
Amazon is leveraging its investment in live-streaming site Twitch to expand its Amazon Music service. The company announced this morning Twitch’s livestreams will now be available in the Amazon Music app on iOS and Android, with the goal of allowing fans and …
Amazon is leveraging its investment in live-streaming site Twitch to expand its Amazon Music service. The company announced this morning Twitch’s livestreams will now be available in the Amazon Music… [+3685 chars]
Sarah Perez
2020-09-01 13:59:14




Biggie Smalls crown likely to fetch top dollar at Sotheby's first-ever hip hop auction - Reuters
It started out as just a plastic prop from a party shop but the gold colored crown that American rapper Biggie Smalls wore on the last photo shoot before his death could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at Sotheby's first-ever hip-hop auction.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It started out as just a plastic prop from a party shop but the gold colored crown that American rapper Biggie Smalls wore on the last photo shoot before his death could fetch hu… [+1946 chars]
Dan Fastenberg
2020-09-12 15:31:00




Notorious BIG's $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction
Sotheby’s hip-hop auction also raises $126,000 for a 12-inch copy of Rammellzee track Beat Bop, with artwork by Jean-Michel BasquiatA plastic crown costing $6 worn by the Notorious BIG has sold for $594,750 (£461,000) at Sotheby’s first ever auction of hip-ho…
A plastic crown costing $6 worn by the Notorious BIG has sold for $594,750 (£461,000) at Sothebys first ever auction of hip-hop memorabilia. The crown was used by photographer Barron Claiborne in po… [+2024 chars]
Ben Beaumont-Thomas
2020-09-16 09:05:17




Daddy Yankee, Universal Music in global music, film, TV partnership - Reuters
Latin music star and entrepreneur Daddy Yankee has joined forces with Universal Music Group, a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA, to create music, film and television projects, starting with a new track release on Friday.
(Reuters) - Latin music star and entrepreneur Daddy Yankee has joined forces with Universal Music Group, a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA, to create music, film and television projects,… [+1402 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2020-09-10 19:13:00




Daddy Yankee, Universal Music in global music, film, TV partnership - Reuters India
Latin music star and entrepreneur Daddy Yankee has joined forces with Universal Music Group, a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA, to create music, film and television projects, starting with a new track release on Friday.
By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Latin music star and entrepreneur Daddy Yankee has joined forces with Universal Music Group, a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA, to create music, film and te… [+1303 chars]
Reuters Staff
2020-09-11 02:54:00




Biggie Smalls crown likely to fetch top dollar at Sotheby's first-ever hip hop auction - Reuters Canada
It started out as just a plastic prop from a party shop but the gold colored crown that American rapper Biggie Smalls wore on the last photo shoot before his death could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at Sotheby's first-ever hip-hop auction.
By Dan Fastenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - It started out as just a plastic prop from a party shop but the gold colored crown that American rapper Biggie Smalls wore on the last photo shoot before his d… [+1965 chars]
Dan Fastenberg
2020-09-12 15:32:00




This virtual influencer might be the next League of Legends champion
Riot has confirmed that it’s behind Seraphine, a popular virtual influencer who could be the next champion hero in League of Legends.
For the past few weeks, a new influencer has steadily grown in popularity. She has long pink hair, posts about her cat Bao and her clueless dad, has lots of fan art, and frequently retweets pieces of… [+2838 chars]
Andrew Webster
2020-09-04 16:00:00




Toots Hibbert, a Father of Reggae, Is Dead at 77
The first to use the word reggae on a record, he sang in a soulful tone and wrote songs with subtle social commentary, helping bring the sounds of Jamaica to the world.
Around 1962, he formed a vocal trio with Raleigh Gordon and Jerry Matthias, and the young men soon became a top act in the new scene that developed around ska the up-tempo style, heavily influenced b… [+1592 chars]
Ben Sisario
2020-09-12 08:43:57




‘He's staring into my soul’: how Phil Collins made teenagers YouTube stars
The Williams twins from Gary, Indiana have gone viral by posting their reactions to rock classics. It all started with a drum fillRock’n’roll stars have for years paid tribute to black musicians who crafted the form; now Tim Williams and his twin brother, Fre…
Rocknroll stars have for years paid tribute to black musicians who crafted the form; now Tim Williams and his twin brother, Fred fans of hip-hop and steeped in gospel music by exposure are returning … [+5106 chars]
Edward Helmore
2020-08-30 06:19:29




Apple Music Renaming 'Get Up! Mix' to 'Workout Mix'
Apple Music is rolling out a small update to its latest weekly playlist, renaming the "Get Up! Mix" to simply "Workout Mix" (via MacStories' John Voorhees). Apple launched the "Get Up! Mix" in March 2020, boosting the weekly curated playlist count to five, in…
Apple Music is rolling out a small update to its latest weekly playlist, renaming the "Get Up! Mix" to simply "Workout Mix" (via MacStories' John Voorhees). Apple launched the "Get Up! Mix" in March … [+1258 chars]
Mitchel Broussard
2020-09-28 13:27:43




A Teenage Producer With a TikTok Hit Brings New Zealand to the World
Jawsh 685’s “Savage Love” became a global pop smash. Next up: graduating from high school and, hopefully, getting on a plane.
Jawsh 685 born Joshua Nanai is the third oldest of four children born to a father from Samoa and a mother from the Cook Islands, who met in New Zealand. (685 is the country code for Samoa, though Jaw… [+2016 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2020-09-28 17:30:07




Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper’s Wholesome Team-Up, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Sam Smith, Salem, Steve Arrington and others.
The earnest, restrained Holy doesnt exactly announce the arrival of Justin Bieber as a Christian pop star hes more doing devotional R&B, blending themes of loyalty and faith with those of romanti… [+6229 chars]
Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello
2020-09-18 15:19:57




A YouTube Radio Archivist Blasts the Past Into the Present
I went looking for the broadcasts of my coming-of-age in the early '90s. What I discovered instead was Jean-Gabriel Prats' trove of audio ephemera.
Then as now, the days heave with smoke and apocalypse, the howl of sirens. I am a child of rebellion. Which is to say, I know something of history's violent fires and how they spread. I came of age… [+3957 chars]
Jason Parham
2020-09-22 10:00:00




How to use Triller, in case TikTok actually gets banned
TikTok may be the app-du-jour, but its presence in the United States may not last.  Enter Triller, the video sharing platform emerging as the alternative to TikTok amid uncertainty over the app's future. Popular stars like Charli D'Amelio, the most followed p…
TikTok may be the app-du-jour, but its presence in the United States may not last.  Enter Triller, the video sharing platform emerging as the alternative to TikTok amid uncertainty over the app's fu… [+9454 chars]
Morgan Sung
2020-09-19 12:30:00
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