Posts Tagged ‘ 2013 ’

A Brilliant Recap Of 2014… In Rap.


skillzIt’s the 3rd day of 2015, and some people are still stuck in last year.  But Skillz has given folks a way to look back at 2014 in his now traditional “Wrap Up”.  Starting in 2002, and “ending” in 2012, a 1 year hiatus was enough, and Skillz is back with his legendary track, summarizing the previous year. Other artists have attempted to do their own “rap ups”, but Skillz is still the most thorough, funny, and all encompassing version.  Check the method below.

100 years of fashion in 100 seconds


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Witness the evolution of style, music, and fashion in this upbeat musical performance and watch as taste patterns fade to give life to other ones. The clip was created to celebrate the opening of Westfield shopping centre in East London back in 2013.

How Did T-Pain Discover AutoTune?


TPain_InstagramT-Pain has throughout history been both praised and vilified for bringing auto-tune back to the forefront of music conversations all across the Hip Hop world.  Recently Teddy Pendergrass sat down with Juan Epstein of Hot 97 to talk about how he found his most distinguished musical tool.

Dai Macedo Has Brazil’s Best Booty.


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A 25-year-old model with a 42-inch bottom has been crowned Brazil’s new Miss Bum Bum.  Dai Macedo, who represented the central state of Goias in the nationwide search for the woman with the most bodacious butt in all of Brazil, was chosen from among 15 finalists by the contest’s grand jury in Sao Paolo this week.  “It’s a lot of work, a lot of devotion,” Macedo told Agence France-Presse by way of an interpreter. “I denied myself a lot of things. No nightclubs. No sweets. I went to the gym Saturdays and Sundays.”  The sacrifice is well worth it. Miss Bum Bum winners become instant celebrities in Brazil, and receive a fortune in endorsements.  But the glamor comes with its share of drama. Earlier this year, a columnist for Brazilian newspaper O Dia accused Miss Bum Bum contestants Mari Sousa and Eliana Amaral of bribing judges in attempts to win.

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In a note published in October, well in advance of the winners being announced, the newspaper reported that Sousa had secured top honors by paying thousands of dollars to judges. It also claimed Amaral paid $32,000 to judges and would come in second.  Those ethically suspect predictions did not pan out (although Amaral was awarded third place), but even the future bum-bum queen became embroiled in the scandal at the time. Angered by the accusations, Macedo joined other contestants in lashing out against corruption in Miss Bum Bum via social media, according to News.co.au.  Macedo distanced herself from the outburst after winning the competition.  “I’m all emotional. I didn’t expect to win,” Macedo said, according to News.co.au. “All hell broke loose on social media sites but now I can say the contest was real.”

Check out what the Bum Bum competition is like to be a part of.

Check out what the Bum Bum competition is like to be a part of.

Throwback Music Video: Angie Martinez ft. Q-Tip – Dem Thangs.


irGrowing up in Jersey, Hot 97 was always the station playing in the car, or on the radio at home.  Anyone who’s familiar with New York’s biggest radio station knows that you can’t listen for too long without hearing the voice of Angie Martinez.  She’s blessed the radio with her talent for years, but in 2001, she took to making music of her own, and put out the single Dem Thangs, featuring Q-Tip.  No matter where in New York you go, if the people you’re with are of the right age, they’ll know this track as soon as it starts.

Rob Scott – Run Around


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There have always been different types of artists in the industry. Some over-saturate the market with tracks and features to avoid feeling less relevant, and other who wait strategically in hopes that the timing of their release boosts the reach of a track. Robb Scott seems to fall into a different category all together, because no matter when he releases a song, people flock to it because of it’s quality, not simply because it showed up on top of a twitter feed at the right time. The consistency of which Mr. Scott continues to put out unique, memorable, and innovative songs is a testament to the résumé behind him as well as the incredibly promising future ahead of him. Check out the newest edition to his musical collection titled “Run Around”.

Forbes Highest Paid Electronic DJs of 2013


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Esteemed business magazine and infamous list makers Forbes have put together the 13 highest paid electronic music DJs of 2013, estimating their earning from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, and external business ventures. While last year saw Tiesto top the list, bagging $22 million USD, this year sees Scottish producer Calvin Harris more than doubling that figure and netting a total of $46 million thanks to over 100 live shows at places like the Las Vegas megaclub Hakkasan (for which he received up to $200,000 per night). He also receives revenue from his songwriting work for megastars like Rihanna, meaning he ends up taking home even more money than the likes of Jay-Z and Katy Perry. How did he do it? “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” he tells Forbes. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

1. Calvin Harris – $46 million

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2. Tiësto – $32 million

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3. David Guetta – $30 million

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4. Swedish House Mafia – $25 million

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5. deadmau5 – $21 million

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6. Avicii – $20 million

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7. Afrojack – $18 million

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8. Armin van Buuren – $17 million

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9. Skrillex – $16 million (tie)

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10. Kaskade – $16 million (tie)

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11. Steve Aoki – $14 million

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12. DJ Pauly D – $13 million (tie)

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13. Diplo – $13 million (tie)

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