It's the announcement that will make hip-hop fans the nation over die a little bit on the inside; Live Nation, in conjunction with Niche Productions, Triple J and MTV present the Movement Festival. Co-curated by American icon Nas, the festival will feature performances by some of Australia's best hip-hop acts, as well as Chiddy Bang.
A bit over a decade ago the two self-proclaimed kings of the New York hip-hop scene, Jay-Z and Nas released some of their finest LP’s, each with at least one track spitting vitriol in the others direction. Nas had the classic ‘Ether’ and Jay-Z had the vicious ‘Takeover,’ a track on which Jay attacks Nasty’s consistency:
SXSW never stops growing, getting bigger and bigger every day leading up to the event! Here's the news roundup:
We've got some killer news; while Bruce Springsteen was already announced as a keynote speaker for SXSW 2012, the news came out earlier this week that Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band will be playing a very special one off show!
I like to make it no secret that Common is up there as one of my favourite living artists in the music industry – whenever hip-hop is criticised I call upon the likes of the Chicago emcee to fuel my counter arguments. This is an attitude shared by the majority of hip-hop fans and so it comes as no surprise that a new Common album is a very big deal.
A smaller-than-usual crowd took over Centennial Park in Sydney yesterday for the annual Good Vibrations Festival, as a light rain did little to dampen the spirits of punters ready for some pretty fantastic music.
I think it would be fair to say that most people were fairly blown away by the show Kanye West put on at Good Vibrations 2008. In fact, the whole festival seemed to be just a lead up to a production the likes of which I've never seen at a festival before - costume changes, effects, a fantastic stage set up, and Kanye at the top of his game as he was gearing up for the "Glow in the Dark" US tour.