Here’s a short excerpt from Beyoncé’s new documentary Life Is But A Dream, which was recorded on the Croatian coast.
I am experiencing Utopia. Life could not be any more fantastic. It is perfect. Everything we work for is right here, right in this moment. This is amazing. Look at this beautiful nature that God created, that I am about to jump into right now with my friend that I love and my husband. YES! Thanks be to Jesus… Life is but a dream.
The original version dropped just over a year ago, with vocals from Tony Williams and Kanye. Now the official remix gets verses added by King Chip and Freddie Gibbs. Produced by BINK!
Raekwon and Rakim performed lived in NYC last weekend. Raekwon blessed the stage first performing some classics while also shouting out Wu-Tang Clan and praising the legend Rakim. Rakim then hit the stage with an audience that still knew his hits word for word.
Check out pics from this event here.
Crustified Dibbs breaks down why Eminem took his spot, why he jerked Attorney Reggie Osse out of $10,000, the time the Notorious B.I.G. smacked the schitt out of his man, how it was nothing for him to grow up with murderers and killers in his home, how he went from being the most wanted emcee to no one returning his calls, who at Jive Records is a Fuckyberg, how minor leagues money is better than the major leagues and why he remains one of the most respected lyricists in the game.
It’s harder than ever to keep up with the relationships between media, money and music.
Between concerts, major labels, independent artists and terrestrial radio, streaming services, artist management and legal, the entertainment business has become a constantly shifting matrix of power. But power, in rap, is different.
In the hip-hop world, what does it mean to have power? Who are the people behind the scenes—as well those in front of the cameras—who have the real ability to make things happen? Who are the artists, booking agents, radio suits, DJs, A&Rs, label execs, and (yes) editors who everyone else can’t say no to?
We spoke with Reggie Osse (AKA Combat Jack), a renowned hip-hop podcast personality (The Combat Jack Show), widely-read blogger (Daily Mathematics), longtime hip-hop attorney and former managing editor of The Source. With Jack’s battle-tested help, we’ve put together a definitive list of The 25 Most Powerful People in Rap.
Check the list HERE.