Ice Cube & Hank Shocklee Talk Making ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

shockwebpic_amerikkkasmost25anniversaryIce Cube’s album ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and Complex published an interview with Ice Cube and our own Hank Shocklee discussing the making of the album and its 25-Year Legacy. They talk about the recording process, keeping the west coast bounce, the similarities between N.W.A and Public Enemy and the albums importance then and now.

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The World’s Highest Paid Music Makers 2012

Forbes has just announced their list of ‘The World’s 25 Highest Paid Musicians’. Although they are not all necessarily ‘musicians’ we get their point and it’s no surprise that the U.S. & UK dominated list of top earners is comprised of mostly household names.

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Cash Kings 2012: Hip-Hop’s Highest Paid Artists

Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the top earners in hip hop for their 2012 Cash Kings list. All together these top 20 entertainers earned a total of $415 million in the last year.

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Tupac Back At Coachella In Hologram Form: The Next Wave Of Monetizing Dead Artists?

Back from the dead and reunited on stage with Snoop for the first time since his 1996 death, Tupac was eerily resurrected this past weekend at the Coachella festival opening up a whole new world of opportunities to fans, concert promoters and the estates of the dead.

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RIP Nate Dogg + Tribute Mix from DJ Steve1der

West coast hip hop veteran Nate Dogg passed away yesterday March 15, 2011 from health complications due to a couple of strokes he suffered over the last few years that had left him partially paralyzed.

Best known for his collaborations with artists like Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Mos Def, Ludacris, etc. he will forever be cemented in musical history. Nate also released 3 albums of his own; G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 [1998, Death Row Records], Music and Me [2001, Elektra] and Nate Dogg [2003, Aeg Digital].

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