March 7, 2012


Genre Report: T.I. Guests With Hot New Rapper & More

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HIP HOP: 2 Chainz Brings Out T.I. In Atlanta
Up-and-coming recent Def Jam signee 2 Chainz capped a long tour Tuesday night with a hometown Atlanta show, where he invited out the Atlanta rapper who paved the way for Atlanta rappers in the national rap consciousness: T.I. Check out the video below. [RapRadar]

HIP HOP: Jay-Z Being Sued by Some Egyptians
Jay-Z, part-owner of the New Jersey Nets who raps on the side, is on the verge of being dragged into a complicated lawsuit: the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy, who wrote the song that "Big Pimpin'" samples, is threatening legal action because, according to him, Jay-Z "ruined [his uncle's] song." If you want to find out the intricacies of the case, you can read more about the whole thing here. Just remember: Egyptian copyright law is much different than American copyright law. [Rolling Stone]

HIP HOP: Kanye West Debuts His New Collection at Fashion Week
Kanye West, who continues to make news in the fashion world, debuted his new collection at Paris Fashion Week. It looks like there's a lot of black leather and fur in the collection, so if you're into wearing those materials and have unlimited income, you can check out the photos out here. [MTV]

HARD ROCK: Rush Pulls Music From Rush Limbaugh's Show
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh stepped into political doodoo on February 29th when he called a women who was seeking greater protections for women receiving birth control a "slut" and a "prostitute." He also suggested she stop having so much sex. Now, legendary prog rockers Rush are pulling their music from his show.[Spinner]

INDIE: Fiona Apple's Next Album is Called The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Which isn't surprising because her sophomore album was called 
When the pawn hits the conflicts he thinks like a king
What he knows throws the blows when he goes to the fight
And he'll win the whole thing 'fore he enters the ring
There's no body to batter when your mind is your might
So when you go solo, you hold your own hand
And remember that depth is the greatest of heights
And if you know where you stand, then you know where to land
And if you fall it won't matter, cause you'll know that you're right

INDIE: Fleet Foxes Side Project's EP Available for Download
Seattle folk superstars Fleet Foxes, who are so indie-famous that they were the answer to a recent question on Jeopardy, are spending some time apart as they focus on side projects. The first of those side projects, Poor Moon, is releasing their Illusion EP on March 27th, but you can download it here right now. But only for two days! After that you have to pay for it. [Pitchfork]