When my good friend Jerry Doby asked me to interview Blanco Caine, I was very honored. Because I knew this artist had to be special and had a powerful movement. I jumped at the chance to have him on the show. Then I was also told I would be breaking his new single “Spend-A-Holic”. That had me saying aww shit because that is a blessing and honor at the same time to be trusted with a project that important. Now I was very taken in by the name of his mixtape “White America“. I knew it was going to be the start of a strong movement. The words alone are powerful. Once I had the opportunity to speak with him and hear his music, I knew this project was going to be epic. Now y’all know how my sexy ass gives it up. I aint about to blog about the interview. You need to stop being lazy and listen to the interview for yourself. But in the mean while read up more on Blanco Caine and who da fuck he is.
CHICAGO’S BLANCO CAINE STIRS THE POT WITH ‘WHITE AMERICA’ PROJECT Chicago Hip Hop artist Blanco Caine intends to stir the pot and inform the Hip Hop masses about some still smoldering issues dealing with “White America.” Blanco’s highly anticipated release, “White America,” hosted by DJ Supastar J Kwik and DJ Vic Lloyd, comes on the heels of Fox network journalist Bill O’Reilly’s rants regarding the loss of “White Privilege.”
According to his interview with The Hype Magazine, Blanco Caine states that his musical influences include “Everything they didn’t teach or prepare me for in school is an inspiration…basically “White America.” He continues, “Controversy may ruffle a few feathers with this next release, but hey, I’m not here to make friends — just great music.”
Eric Stanley discusses what inspired him to start playing the violin. Eric also talks about what being “normal” means to him.
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The National Black United Front organized the “Feed The Hood: Food & Clothing Drive” at the Miles Mack Recreation Center in Mantua, Philadelphia.
The day was beautiful, the scene was important. The National Black United Front organized the “Feed The Hood: Food & Clothing Drive” at the Miles Mack Recreation Center in Mantua, Philadelphia. Residents from the neighborhood trickled in to get food and clothing donated various individuals &UrbSocietyMagazine.
Hanif of HipHopOnDeck.com was a premiere sponsor for the event. Which will be organized several time a year. We all pride ourselves in helping the community. Come out and donate at the next “Feed The Hood: Food & Clothing Drive”.
Tupac has appeared in some unusual places either by voice sample or hologram in recent times. New artist claiming they are creating timeless music that crosses into every crevice of the entertainment spectrum have a lot to learn about standing out in the crowd…and remaining relevant forever! Who would have thought that Tupac Shakur and the legendary Pink Floyd would be joined together at any time in history! Well, check this out, electro rockers Capital Cities pulled it off in a fashion that created another legitimate timeless piece of music.
According to an article on Radio.com, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian have scored their first radio hit, as the L.A.-based electro rock band Capital Cities with Safe and Sound. With one tune in rotation, the dancing duo took a moment to explain the story behind their imaginative cover song, ”Safe and Sound.”
Simonian explained how he and Merchant were big fans of “Breath,” the second song on Pink Floyd’s 50 million seller Dark Side Of The Moon. Doing justice to the revered classic rock song was no easy task. To complicate matters, they decided to add some special sauce.
“We definitely gave it a different twist,” Simonian told Radio.com. “It sounds a little hip-hop-ish, a little trip hop-ish and we decided to incorporate the Tupac Shakur verse sample to twist it up, a verse that we found online somehow fit perfectly with the theme.” (J. Tiles, radio.com)
Check out the full article and interview on Radio.com written by Jay Tiles
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Thompson Square have been having a good year. Weeks after their second Academy of Country Music Award win for Vocal Duo of the Year, their single “If I Didn’t Have You” soared to the top of the country charts.
Earlier this week, the track hit No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Country Aircheck/USA Today chart. An accomplishment duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson are humbled by, the date it reached No. 1 holds extra meaning.
“Writing your first number one is an amazing goal to reach,” Shawna said in a press release. “Writing your first number one song inspired by the loss of your Dad and having it go number one on his birthday is a gift straight from heaven. We want to thank all of our fans and country radio for making this possible.”
Their fastest-rising song to date, “If I Didn’t Have You” has sold nearly 600,000 downloads to date. During an interview with Radio.com, Thompson Square told the story behind the heartfelt song.
“This song came from a really special place for us,” Keifer explained. “We were actually out on the road. Shawna had just lost her dad and one of our co-writers Paul [Jenkins] just lost his grandfather. Out of that therapy session came the title.”
View the entire exclusive interview via Thompson Square On Writing No. 1 Country Hit ‘If I Didn’t Have You’ « Radio.com News.
“There’s a kind of an arrogance in thinking that you can dictate who you can write your songs for,” explained Foals’ Yannis Phillippakis in a recent interview with Radio.com. The British rockers have recently found themselves playing to both large and very diverse audiences as a result of their sophomore album Holy Fire, released back in February.
“I do think it’s a good thing having a more diverse crowd,” Phillippakis continued. “Since the early days when we started out we only played to cool kids at house parties that were in the know. And it’s nice to have transcended that kind of clique or that niche. I like the idea that our songs can mean an equal amount to someone in Indonesia or some guy in the North of England who are in very different conditions. I like that it can transcend those types of boundaries.”
View the entire video interview via Foals Have No Desire To Be An ‘Arena Rock Band’ « Radio.com News.
(Interview by Courtney E. Smith, Radio.com)