“The King of Pop”, better known as Michael Jackson, released “Smooth Criminal on October 21st, 1988. Jackson recorded the song at Epic Records, which is located in New York City. Michael Jackson had written two versions of this song in 1985. Then he “recorded a demo in 1986, calling it “Chicago 1945”. Then Michael changed the name and called it “Al Capone”, this version was released later on the 25th anniversary edition of the album Bad.” But, Jackson revised the song again and called “Smooth Criminal” and was put on the album Bad, which was released on August 31st,1987.
and the U.S. and shot him straight to stardom was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It included the songs “Candle in the Wind” (written about Marilyn Monroe), “Bennie and the Jets” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. Forming His Own Record Label In 1974 he formed his own record label The Rocket Record Company. That same year John collaborated with John Lennon, who appeared on Elton John’s single cover of The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. Elton John was featured on Lennon’s song “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” on Lennon’s album Walls and Bridges.
In 1962, Bob Marley progress to test listen with the product Leslie Kong, who impressed by his ability , the quality of Bob's vocals, and produced his first song, "Do not judge which got moderate success, It was Marley's first record. and followed by two songs did not succeed. Bob decided that the only way to achieve his ambition is the band formation. Band (ALOYLERS) with five of his friends. In 1963, approved product Clement Dodd, after listening experience, to produce recordings of OALERS.
Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good is arguably one of his best releases in years. One standout record, a song called "Daughters," was inspired by an intimately personal aspect of the rapper's life, his eldest child Destiny. Nas is nominated for 4 Awards this year including Best Rap Album for 2012's Critically acclaimed, Life Is Good! Don't forget to tune in to Music's Biggest Night on February 10, 2013 at 8/7c to CBS Organizers for the annual Governors Ball music festival announced the event's 2013 lineup on Tuesday. Kanye West and the Kings of Leon, and another yet-to-be-announced act are this year's headliners.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
Pepper album that had never been done before, this was the first packaged vinyl to create a feel, it came complete with inserts and a never seen before designed album cover.” Bryan Wawzenek from Ultimate Classic Rock.com writes that “the cover had been conceived by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth.” Paul McCartney had come up with the basic idea, “a presentation featuring a mayor, a corporation, a floral clock and pictures of famous people hanging on a wall behind the Beatles.” The rest of the band also suggested figures like Fred Astaire, and Karl Marx be included on the cover. The Sgt. Pepper sleeve displayed that cover art can have weird designs and make the consumer turn his, or her
Kendrick Lamar managed to follow the footsteps of these musicians and create impressive contemporary protest songs. He is the undisputed “king” of present-day Hip Hop, influencing generations from younger to older all around world. “To Pimp a Butterfly” is Kendrick’s third studio album which was a Grammy winner for the best rap album in 2016. Also he won seven Grammy
Although Dan Brown was not responsible for the creation of the film - it was based on his book which came about from his creativity and hard work. The weekend it was launched and the following 10 days it blasted through Box Office records as it earned well over $224m from worldwide. At the time the only higher grossing film was the recently released ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.’ The Da Vinci Code starred Tom Hanks and had an lofty budget of $125m. The final Box Office figure for the film is an outrageous
Today, we have a special guest on Vibe. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem who was born on October 17, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout Eminem’s rapping career, more than seventy million album copies were sold and the young artist soon became the highest selling musicians and the highest selling rap artists around the world. However, in order for Eminem to become who he really is today, he had to overcome many obstacles. Since music was his destiny, Eminem has realized that the way he can fulfill his dream of rapping was to leave his dark past behind, and change his identity and the way he looked.
Classic Rap The first ‘commercially successful rap song’ (Genius) was Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang in 1979. Although Afrika Bambataa and other rappers featured rap in their songs first, Sugarhill Gang was known for composing a song which popularized rap. In 2011, their song was preserved into the National Recording Registry for being ‘culturally, historically, [and] aesthetically significant’. (The National Recording Preservation Board). The song features a simple bassline and hi-hats resulting in a funky beat combined with simple and straightforward lyrics with no vulgarity or derogatory terms.
Travis Tritt recorded one of Luke’s songs on his album My Honky Tonk History in 2004 (Luke Bryan Newsmaker 4). Before he came out with an album of his own, he married Caroline Boyer in 2006 (Luke Bryan & Wife 1). Luke and Caroline have two sons, Thomas and Tatum (Luke Bryan Newsmaker 6). Then, in 2007, Billy Currington sang a song that Luke wrote called “Good Directions” (Luke Bryan Newsmaker 10). Later in 2007, Luke came out with his debut single, “All My Friends Say” (Brennan 3).
Kendrick’s parents got his birth name from honoring the singer Eddie Kendricks, who was the co-founder of the singing group The Temptations. In November 1995, Lamar witnessed his idols, Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre film the video for hit single “California Love”, which became a very significant moment for eight year old Lamar’s life. At the age of sixteen, Kendrick released his first full length mixtape titled Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year) under the name K-Dot. Lamar’s first mixtape led him to a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) which was a newly founded record label based in Carson, California. While making other mixtapes, Lamar gain further recognition after a video of a live performance of a Charles Hamilton show surfaced, in which Hamilton battled fellow rappers who were in the audience.
James Nugent 16 July 2015 The Legitimacy of Sampling Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling. The practice of sampling was discovered by early 1970’s DJs who played around with manipulating vinyl on two turntables
Long Island, New York has cultivated many hip-hop talents in creating masterpieces of hip-hop songs. For example, rap crew Public Enemy’s Fight the power, hip-hop trio De La Soul’s Me, Myself and I, and Eric B and Rakim’s Follow the Leader. All of these songs had great influence over the future hip-hop generations, yet the ones that stood out to me were Public Enemy’s Fight the Power and De La Soul’s Me, Myself, and I. Fight the Power was produced by Public Enemy’s production team The Bomb Squad, and Me, Myself and I was produced by De La Soul and Prince Paul. Although two songs were both released in 1989, they offered different insights for listeners.
Another modern day artist that was popular and famous is Trevor Smith Jr. also known as Busta Rhymes. Trevor is a Jamaican hip-hop musician that has one of the most recognizable vocal timbres in rap music. Busta Rhymes dropped out of high school to pursue his dreams as a musician. At the age of seventeen Trevor landed a record contract with Elektra Records. Between the years of 1900 and 1993, Busta Rhymes and his group made two career changing albums; “Future without a Past" and "T.I.M.E".