ROCK: KISS Gets a Mini Golf Course
Pioneering hard rockers KISS, who may have never turned down a branding opportunity, are getting into the mini golf game with a KISS-themed course in Las Vegas. A local news team hit the course to get the skinny on it, and you can watch that here. It's glow-in-the-dark and you shoot golf balls into Gene Simmons' mouth! [Blabbermouth]
HIP HOP: How Do Hit Rap Beats Get Made?
Cardiak, the producer behind Meek Mill and Rick Ross' new single "Er Day," takes us behind the scenes in his production studio and shows us how he made the beat for the song. Throw in some drums, some brass and horns, "add a little choir," and there you go! Hit beat. Watch the video below. [XXL]
HIP HOP: Rap's Next Big Thing Is Here
He's sixteen, he just got out of jail and he's on house arrest at his grandma's house! Who is he? Chief Keef, a Chicago rapper whose videos have garnered millions of YouTube views and an incredibly intense local following without really making a splash nationally. His new mixtape came out yesterday and now the internet is buzzing over him. Look out! [Gawker]
HIP HOP: Veteran Drops New Banger
Cam'Ron, the Harlem MC who's been using words in funny ways for about a decade and a half, is out with a new single today. It's called "F#c% You," which is actually the second Cam'Ron song with that title, and it's off either his next album More Gunz Less Buttah, which is slated to come out on March 26, or off Killa Cam: The Gangster Side, which doesn't have a release date. Cannot wait for both of those. Stream it here. [XXL]