Tag: Editorial

Read A-Trak’s Huffington Post Editorial as he Takes on the Misconceptions About DJ’s
By July 23, 2012
Read A-Trak’s Huffington Post Editorial as he Takes on the Misconceptions About DJ’s

DJ A-Trak – producer, DJ, record label owner, and more – penned  a nice editorial for the Huffington Post where he takes on some misconceptions about the world of DJing. I definitely recommend reading this one through below:

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Welcome to the New HHU!
By March 26, 2012
Welcome to the New HHU!

If you logged on over the weekend, you may have noticed a MAJOR change to TheHipHopUpdate… I have completely remodeled the site to give it a fresh new feel. New color scheme, completely new layout – but the same great, up to date content, of course. I’ve gotten unanimous positive feedback on the site thus […]

Wiz Khalifa Thanks His Fans, Talks Clothes, Admits “Rolling Papers” Wasn’t His ‘Best Work’
By February 14, 2012
Wiz Khalifa Thanks His Fans, Talks Clothes, Admits “Rolling Papers” Wasn’t His ‘Best Work’

Wiz Khalifa logged on to his personal tumblr blog to write a message to his fans. He addresses the importance of his fans Taylors, his style of dressing, and – interestingly enough – acknowledges that Rolling Papers wasn’t his best work. The fans probably agree with that.  Read the full blog entry below:

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GZA Visits Harvard and MIT
By December 12, 2011
GZA Visits Harvard and MIT

Via Boston Globe: In the history of hip-hop disses, there never has been a line as scientifically literate as this: “Most rappers don’t know diamonds are minerals, that they’re crystalline, and that’s what gives a diamond its shine. They talk about gold and they don’t even know it’s an element.’’ But that’s the kind of […]

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Lex Luger Made a New Beat for NY Mag in 18 Minutes.
By November 4, 2011
Lex Luger Made a New Beat for NY Mag in 18 Minutes.

If you have a bit of time, check out this profile piece from NY Mag on producer beat maker Lex Luger. A few years ago, before anyone knew his name, before rap artists from all over the country started hitting him up for music, the rap producer Lex Luger, born Lexus Lewis, now age 20, […]

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LA Weekly Profile Piece on Speak, Co-Writer of “Gucci Gucci”
By November 1, 2011
LA Weekly Profile Piece on Speak, Co-Writer of “Gucci Gucci”

Via LA Weekly: It’s an August afternoon in Hollywood, and the shaggy-bearded rapper Speak is snacking on mac ‘n’ cheese in a recording studio at Atlantic Records. He doesn’t seem like he belongs here. For starters, he’s wearing beach bum attire: sun-bleached peach board shorts and Sperry Top-Siders. Though he came up as a rapper, […]

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Drake Lists His Top 10 Remixes
By October 26, 2011
Drake Lists His Top 10 Remixes

BlackBook Mag: Drake and The Weeknd’s “Trust Issues (OG Ron C Mashup) .” I’ve heard the Weeknd sing a lot, so I knew he had the voice—that was never in doubt. I just didn’t know how it was going to translate live. I’ll never forget watching from the balcony at his first show. My heart […]

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Jay-Z’s Rolling Stone Editorial on Creating a “Classic Track”
By May 31, 2011
Jay-Z’s Rolling Stone Editorial on Creating a “Classic Track”

Jay-Z, or whoever handles his publicity, wrote this new editorial for Rolling Stone on how he creates a “classic track.” Check it out below, via Rolling Stone: A great song doesn’t attempt to be anything — it just is. When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first […]

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Interesting…Sacrifice Millions in Album Sales for the Free PR?
By May 28, 2011
Interesting…Sacrifice Millions in Album Sales for the Free PR?

I find this Lady Gaga scenario a bit interesting. As of now, Billboard has Lady Gaga’s Born this Way album selling over 1.15 million units in its first week on the charts. Pretty amazing stuff. However, at what cost? If you don’t already know, it’s a simple explanation: Amazon.com. Amazon sold the album on their […]

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Interesting Article About Branding, with The Keystone Design Union
By May 13, 2011
Interesting Article About Branding, with The Keystone Design Union

Found this article about the art of branding pretty interesting. It’s about the KDU and how they work with some of the top public figures and brands in the world to successfully promote them through numerous outlets. Check it out below: The art of the mad genius is not as daunting as you think. One […]

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My Life: Sympathy for Delicious Screening.
By April 25, 2011
My Life: Sympathy for Delicious Screening.

Excuse the lack of posting tonight. Was at a screening of this movie “Sympathy for Delicious” tonight as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Won’t say anything really about the movie, but Miranda Kerr in person….oh my lord. FYI, I work in the TV/Movie business…not music for those who have asked. So lately I’ve been […]

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Quotable: Snoop Dogg on Working With Katy Perry
By March 2, 2011
Quotable: Snoop Dogg on Working With Katy Perry

“I worked with Katy because she’s a bad bitch, but she needed a gangster to complete the deal. She had a cake with no candles on it, then she put me on “California Gurls,” and it went to number one. It was actually the West Coast answer to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of […]

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Pictures: 2010 in Review Part 2 (Scenery)
By December 31, 2010
Pictures: 2010 in Review Part 2 (Scenery)

Following the other day’s 2010 in review post, featuring various show pictures and artists I took, here is just another look in to some things I saw and experience in 2010. Most of the scenery shots are from NYC where I reside, but there are a number of pictures from other places as well. These […]

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Pictures: 2010 in Review (Music)
By December 29, 2010
Pictures: 2010 in Review (Music)

I don’t like doing lists or wrap up posts at the end of any given year, season, etc – but I do like to reflect on the past year by taking a look at pictures (taken by me). If you know me personally, you know that I’m big on picture taking. They’re hung all over […]

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