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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Waka Flocka (Feat. Wooh Da Kid) - U The Type

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Beastie Boys Join the Rock Hall of Fame; Award Presented by Chuck D



Yesterday (April 14), New York bred Hip-Hop trio, The Beastie Boys, were formally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, where festivities kicked off with a concert paying tribute to the newly elected members.

Appearing with one less member, as Adam “MCA” Yauch is currently ill, the Beastie Boys Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz watched as The Roots, Kid Rock, and Travie McCoy rapped through several of the Beastie Boys most popular songs, including “Sabotage.”

The Beastie Boys class of fellow inductees includes Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, The Small Faces/Faces, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, The Comets, The Blue Caps, and The Miracles.

Freddie King received the “Early Influencer” induction, while Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Glyn Johns, and Tom Dowd were all elected as side men.

The induction marks the celebration of a highly eventful career for the rap trio that built its name early on with help of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin at Def Jam Recordings. They continue to craft songs and distribute their work worldwide.

“We’re in the rock and roll hall of fame? That’s f—-n’ crazy and awesome! While we are very proud of the music we make, we have to acknowledge the inspiration from our families, friends and musicians like the slits, bad brains, x-ray spex, the treacherous three and too many others to possibly name. And most of all, we give thanks to New York City and the world of musical influence it provided for us,” The Beastie Boys said in a statement to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Their body of work boasts four platinum selling albums, making them one of Rap and Hip-Hop’s greatest selling acts of all time. They ignored the color gap in Hip-Hop during the 1980′s, helping to cross over the genre to mainstream TV and radio audiences that included the growing white kid and college kid segment of Hip-Hop listeners.

In November 1984, the Beastie Boys song “Rock Hard,” became one of the first songs that Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin released collectively on Def Jam Recordings.

The Beasties’ buzz soared the following year, although they were booed opening up for Madonna’s 1985 Virgin tour.

Nevertheless, the group was resilient, releasing “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” the following year to critical acclaim.

The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Charts, helping Licensed to Ill sell over four million copies in less than a year, and later going on to sell nine million albums worldwide.

The Beasties Boys would later tour with Run DMC as part of 1986′s “Raising Hell Tour” – one of Rap music’s first big budget tours – also including Whodini and a young up-and-coming LL Cool J .

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes The Beastie Boys follow-up project, Paul’s Boutique, as a landmark project in Hip-Hop history.

Their albums, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty, both reached #1 on the Billboard Charts, and Hello Nasty, and earned the group two Grammy Awards – Best Alternative Music Performance(Hello Nasty) and Best Performance by a Rap Group (or Duo) – for their song “Intergalactic.”

Receiving two awards in separate genres showcased the Beastie Boys’ crossover appeal, as seen throughout the years in their music which attracts both Rock and Rap/Hip-Hop fans.

The group’s accolade was presented during the induction by Chuck D of Public Enemy.

Rick Ross Issues Statement Regarding Canceled Shows In Australia



A representative for Rick Ross has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the rapper’s highly anticipated tour of Australia.

The Miami rapper was supposed to perform at Australia’s Supafest on April 14 in Brisbane followed by a date on April 15 in Sydney.

Rick Ross also had dates scheduled for April 21 in Melbourne and April 22 in Perth, but he will not make any of them.

Many assumed that the cancellations were due to a medical condition, since Rick Ross has suffered from seizures in the past, that have forced to cancel shows and stopped him from traveling.

But a rep for the rapper says a contractual dispute and not Ross’ health, is the reason for Ross nixing the tour.

“[Rick] Ross was looking forward to touching the people of Australia, this event as it is the one of biggest urban festivals in Australia, he is very disappointed that he will not be performing,” a rep for Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com.

“It is unfortunate that the payment arrangements did not meet contractual deadlines,” the rep told AllHipHop.com.

The cancellation of Rick Ross’s performance is one several issues organizers for Supafest have encountered this year.

A representative for Missy Elliott issued a statement earlier in the week, claiming that she was being falsely advertised as a performer for the festival.

Sean “Diddy” Combs was also supposed to perform during the festival, but he had contractual issues with promoters as well.

“The promoters never sent the money for the show i love you guys! I’m MAD as F**k I’m very upset that the promoters that contracted me to come never fufilled [sic] the damn contract!…My 1st ever Australian tour is going to be cancelled because the promoters did not fufill [sic] the contract! CRAZY!!!”

A number of other acts are still participating in the tour, which is being presented by Paperchase Touring and Entertainment.

T-Pain and Ludacris are still on board for stops in Brisbane and Sydney, while Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Lupe Fiasco, Ice Cube, Trey Songz, Naughty By Nature and Big Sean will hit the stage for the entire tour, which runs from April 14-22.

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