Sunday, February 7, 2016
CapCityHipHop.com owner Lil Thrilla caught up with BSB Records rapper Troy Ave backstage after his Ottawa, Canada performance at Ritual Nightclub. Troy Ave speaks about his Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & More.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings announced today that Michael Jackson’s THRILLER is the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 30X multi-Platinum for U.S. sales, continuing The King of Pop’s reign as the biggest selling artist of all time with worldwide sales of over 100 million for Thriller and 1 billion overall.
“RIAA has awarded Gold & Platinum records on behalf of the music business for nearly 60 years, but this is the first time an artist has crossed the 30X multi-Platinum plateau,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA. “We are honored to celebrate the unique status of Thriller in Gold & Platinum history. What an exceptional achievement and testament to Thriller’s enduring spot in our hearts and musical history.”
Michael Jackson’s masterpiece Thriller, produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson, won a record setting 8 Grammys, more than any album ever, and has been earning awards and setting new standards of success since its release on November 30, 1982.
Thriller spent nearly 2 ½ years on the Billboard album chart and holds a modern day record of 37 weeks at No. 1. It was the first album in history to spend each of its first 80 weeks in the album chart’s Top 10, a feat only reached by one other album in the more than three decades since. During its 112th week on Billboard’s album chart, it became the first title ever to be certified RIAA 20X multi-Platinum (October 30, 1984). Worldwide, Thriller went to #1 in practically every country in the world, including the UK, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and apartheid South Africa.
During his extraordinary career, Michael Jackson sold more than a billion records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the World’s Top-Selling Album of All Time. His artistry, choreography and music continue to inspire generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists and fans.
“It is crystal clear that Michael Jackson is simply the greatest, and biggest artist of all time,” says LA Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records. “Not only are his charts hits and sales stats staggering, but his pure musicality was other-worldly. Thriller was groundbreaking and electrifying…it was perfection. I am extremely proud that Michael is the heart and soul of Epic Records and he will forever remain the one-and-only King of Pop.”
Sunday, January 31, 2016
It appears that the once highly anticipated Deadly Combo album from Indiana MCs, Matty Moe and Michael Barber, is finally going to see the light of day. The album artwork has been released over the weekend, and a few speculative track lists have also been seen on different urban blogs.
The Deadly Combo album has been talked about since 2012. Chicago Rap News listed the Deadly Combo album as one of the top 6 projects they were anticipating to drop in 2014 along with projects from Kanye West and Katie Got Bandz, and Dr. Dre's artist, Jon Connor.
Both of the rappers are originally from Indiana, Barber is currently based out of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Matty Moe still lives in Indiana in Bloomington. Moe has been one of the most visible artists in the state opening for every major act that comes to the state, and steadily releasing new music.
Barber, who was signed to Death Row Records, is the highest selling hip hop artist out of the state of Indiana, and still considers Indiana his home.
The project has been highly anticipated and talked about for years with Moe jokingly calling the project, 'the midwest's version of Detox'. Detox is a reference to the Dr. Dre album that has been in the works for the last 15 years.
Barber handled all the production on the album. He states that playing he has recently learned to play the piano, and it has enhanced his production skills.
There is no release date set, but with the release of the album artwork it appears the date is near.
For more info visit www.MattyMoe.com
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Angels Like Rebels, a record label that engages fans in talent discovery and promotion, launches its crowdfunding platform on November 5 at noon, ET.
Angels Like Rebels held auditions in New York (chaired by Grammy-winning producer Gordon Williams, best-known for his work with Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse), Los Angeles, Miami and Boston, and used referrals from recording studios, producers and vocal coaches to select its first group of artists from over 600 applicants.
The crowdfunding campaign will continue for 17 days. Artists who reach the funding target, set at $200,000, will have a 3-year deal with the label to record and release two albums. Fans receive various rewards in exchange for their contributions, including albums, concert tickets, and artist branded merchandize, not to mention bragging rights for launching the next generation of music stars. “The music industry is looking for a new business model. We offer a solution,” says Alexander Volgin, the label’s 20-year old founder.
“We turn fans into angels: we invite everyone who loves music to support talented artists and benefit from their success.”
Fans may also enroll to promote their favorite artists and share 20 percent of net royalties earned by these artists during the term of a record contract. Artists keep 70 percent of net profits, and they don’t have to repay the money contributed by their fans – unlike recording advances in a typical record label deal. Artists also maintain full creative control over their music. “There is wide support for our cause among artists and fans who are not satisfied with how the music industry treats people who create music,” added Volgin.
“We are rebels! Our goal is to empower artists.”
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