Alicia Keys performs “Girl On Fire” with Nicki Minaj at the 2012 MTV VMA’s. Nicki took home Best Female Video for “Star Ships”.
Jay-Z performed at Carnegie Hall last night and brought out Nas and Alicia Keys for a little “NY State of Mind”.
I know this is a bit random, but I have a friend of mine who is an amazing artist and deserves recognition. She’s drawn many artists such as Eminem, Eve, Alicia Keys, Aaliyah, Bow Wow (when he was younger), Jay-Z and many more. But the one that caught my eye was 2Pac. Without further ado, I give you Lizz‘ rendition of 2Pac through her eyes.
Many of you may wonder who Sylvia Robinson is. Ms. Robinson a singer, song writer and Hip-Hop pioneer. She worked with groups such as Micky and Sylvia, who debuted with their hit “Love Is Strange.” She also played in the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing. She produced the song “Love On a Two-Way Street” for the Moments in 1970. She was born Syliva Vanderpool, but later went onto to marry Joe Robinson.
Her and her late husband were the founders of Sugar Hill Records in 1979 and went on to release the hit “Rappers Delight” performed by the Sugar Hill Gang. Her oldest son, Joey, was a member of the group. The label also signed Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, who had the hit “The Message,” which was later sampled by Ice Cube on his 1993 album Predator with “Check Yo Self.” Artists such as Kanye West and Alicia Keys sampled music from her as well.
Ms. Robinson was found dead at the age of 76 from complications of Congestive Heart Failure. The funeral is set for October 11th.
R.I.P Sylvia Robinson and thank you for all that you’ve done in the pioneering of Hip-Hop! You will be greatly missed. Now let’s reminisce with a little “Rappers Delight” after the jump. Continue reading
Crooked I rocks the Alicia Keys instrumental to let the world know how he feels about the “new” Death Row Records that is releasing his old album without his consent. What do you guys think? Is it really Death Row without any of the people that made the original Death Row? Fire a comment off down below and let us know.
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Snoop Dogg flipped the script on this video “Snoop State of Mind” off Malice In Wonderland due in stores December 8th! The Doggfather did his westcoast thing on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” beat. It’s sick nonetheless.
“I don’t even know who produced this track, but this motherfucker is bangin’!”
Here it is, “Empire State of Mind” off of Jay-Z‘s Blueprint 3 featuring Alicia Keys.