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Bonnaroo 2013 Festival Scheduled Line-up

Definitely favouring a more urban feel than previous years, Bonnaroo 2013 is definitely seeming to be one of the year’s most appealing festivals. Manchester, Tennessee is now used to putting on the prestigious festival event, with the White Castle in Murfreesboro being amongst the best staff to advice you about the various precautions to take in planning your trip. Buy your tickets today when they’re first released to the public, as I’d be extremely surprised if they didn’t sell out.

Click here to purchase Bonnaroo 2013 tickets.

Some of the Hip Hop/Electronica highlights at the 2013 Bonnaroo include:

Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, R. Kelly, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Porter Robinson, A-Trak, Earl Sweatshirt, Big K.R.I.T., AraabMUZIK, Action Bronson

And lets not ignore the other performers of other genres, hardly to be sneezed at:

Paul McCartney,
Mumford & Sons,
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,
Pretty Lights,
Daniel Tosh,
The National,
The Lumineers,
David Byrne & St. Vincent,
Passion Pit,
The xx,
Grizzly Bear,
Animal Collective,
Of Monsters and Men,
ZZ Top,
Beach House,
Cat Power,
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes,
Jim James,
“Weird Al” Yankovic,
Tame Impala,
Soul SuperJam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more TBA!,
Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests
Boys Noize,
Glen Hansard,
Gov’t Mule,
Gaslight Anthem,
Portugal. The Man,
Wolfgang Gartner,
Billy Idol,
Sam Bush & Del McCoury,
Dwight Yoakam,
Local Natives,
Matt & Kim,
Dirty Projectors,
Trombone Shorty,
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension,
Noam Pikelny & Friends,
Amadou & Mariam,
Father John Misty,
The Tallest Man On Earth,
Walk The Moon,
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Vaccines,
Paper Diamond,
Holy Ghost!,
Divine Fits,
Mike Birbiglia,
Purity Ring,
Frank Turner,
Allen Stone,
Lee Fields & The Expressions,
Fatoumata Diawara,
Two Gallants,
The Sheepdogs,
Four Tet,
Death Grips,
Wild Nothing,
John Fullbright,
Django Django,
Killer Mike,
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti,
twenty | one | pilots,
Milo Greene,
Lord Huron,
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit,
Charli XCX,
JEFF The Brotherhood,
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors,
Sea Wolf,
JD McPherson,
Trixie Whitley,
Deap Vally,
Patrick Watson,
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers,
The Stepkids,
Aoife O’Donovan,
Matthew E. White


R. Kelly – Write Me Back album review

While R. Kelly may still be trying to live down some erroneous decisions from his past, there’s never been any doubt that the man can sing. On Write Me Back, his voice still sounds as vibrant as it did in the days before he was a constant headline on TMZ, but unfortunately his once lauded production skills seem to have vanished much like the $4.85 million he owes in back taxes.

On the opening cut “Love Is,” Kelly admirably tries to resurrect the pop-soul of a prime Barry White, but instead comes off sounding like a washed up Tom Jones performing at a Reno dinner-club. This is largely due to the horribly crafted digital instrumentation on the track – I’m pretty sure he just hit the demo button on his ’92 Casio keyboard for this one. At least you can appreciate his new found appreciation for monogamy and true love on the song. Well, at least until the next cut: “Feelin’ Single.” But hey, what’s an R. Kelly album without some carnal dichotomy, right?

The biggest flaw with Write Me Back though, is Mr. Kelly’s attempt to make a ‘timeless’ album rather than something that sounds fresh and from today. Horrific synthesizers scream for a home on adult-contemporary radio, and make a majority of these tunes stray far from the seductive vibe which the lyrics imply. “Believe That It’s So” builds upon the samba beat from a nursing-home organ, and is shockingly mundane enough that most listeners will never make it to the sexy breakdown on the song’s second half. Which is thus to say that there are great moments on this record, but for the most part they are just that – moments.

The only cut that holds the whole way through is “Fool For You,” a piano-driven track that finds Kelly showing his true potential of sounding like a modern Smokey Robinson. If he was smart, and if he cared about the reputation of quality R&B music the world over, he would stick to this traditional formula. Then none of us would ever need to be subjected again to the terror known as “Party Jumpin’.” Easily the lowest point of his career, the track is either a reject from the new Buster Poindexter album or Kelly’s theme-song for a new alcohol-fueled America’s Funniest Home Videos. Either way, with production this horrendous, I think it’s about time he called in Danger Mouse to the rescue.

Beanie Sigel R. Kelly Videos

Beanie Sigel – All of the Above featuring R. Kelly video

Beanie Sigel – All of the Above featuring R. Kelly video

First single off his new album “The Solution”, in stores December 11th

Rick Ross – Speedin audio from his new album Trilla

RICK ROSS “SPEEDIN” featuring R. Kelly!!!

Check out the brand new single, “Speedin” featuring R. Kelly from Rick Ross’ new album, TRILLA.

Rick Ross feat. R. Kelly – “Speedin” (prod. by The Runners)

TRILLA in Stores DECEMBER 18th!!!

Cam ron Diplomats/Dipset Jim Jones Reviews

The Diplomats – Diplomatic Immunity review

Dipset Diplomatsby Low Key

In today’s music industry it is not always what you know but whom you know. The Diplomats are living proof of this statement, as it’s not their skills or outstanding abilities on the mic that have gotten them where they are today but rather their connections within the industry. Cam’ron and his Diplomat crew, consisting of Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Hell Rell & Freeky Zeekey, first starting building up some modest street hype upon the crews signing to Roc-A-Fella Records. Soon this modest hype built up into a full frenzy after the release of Cam’s “Oh Boy”. Soon mixtapes everywhere were cluttered with Cam and his Dipset affiliates as they flooded the market with their own brand of Harlem street tales. Right from the start you knew it was only a matter of time until the Diplomats tried to strike it rich with their debut group album “Diplomatic Immunity”.

Original Article (extended)

R. Kelly Usher Videos

R. Kelly featuring Usher – Same Girl video

R. Kelly featuring Usher – Same Girl video