Today we discovered a very talented hip hop artist “Skullo” showing a little teaser of his lyricism and charismatic delivery. This song and video production is brought to you exclusively by Sample God 868, a prolific producer in Trinidad and Tobago who we see for a few seconds at the end of the video.
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Today we join Shinez Story with a very interesting and positive Vlog documenting his journey and experience to South Trinidad with Shawn, a local entrepreneur. Shinez is well known within the hip hop community as a rap artist, motivational speaker, youth mentor and a prolific nail tech. Shinez also encourages and supports many in becoming successful individuals, especially in the poor communities. Join us each week to catch a new episode!
After years of hip hop being minimized to just a fad, the music genre is now finally starting to get the respect it deserves. According to Nielsen Music’s mid-year report, hip-hop is the most popular genre in the music industry for the first time in U.S. history.
The Nielsen report, which classifies hip-hop and R&B under the same genre, breaks down the stats for the genre in comparison to other categories. Hip-hop and R&B reportedly make up 25.1 percent of the music consumed in the United States. That number may seem fairly low, but something interesting to note is that hip-hop has surpassed rock n’ roll music consumption, which checks in at 23 percent.
The shift in rank can be attributed to the rise in streaming services, according to Forbes. Although rock is still leading in physical album sales, the percent has steadily decreased over the last couple of years. With that being said, services like Spotify and Apple Music have become the premier platforms for hip-hop and R&B to thrive.
Artists like Drake, who broke boundaries as the most-played artist on Spotify in the streaming service’s history, have contributed tremendously to the genre’s success. His More Life playlist was reportedly streamed more than 10 billion times on both Spotify and Apple Music. Kendrick Lamar’s his latest album, DAMN. is also considered to be the biggest album in the country at the moment, Forbes reports. It feels really good to be a hip-hop fan right now.
Feed Da Wolves Entertainment in collaboration with Grammy award winning artist Trinidad James and Urban Empire Clothing presents its first annual Back to School Drive and Family Day at Joe’s One Stop Shop, Juman’s Corner Morvant. This event will be held on Sunday August 13th, 2017 from 12pm to 8pm.
CEO of Feed Da Wolves Entertainment “Bang Em Smurf” is a well known artist, actor, business man and original co-founder of G-Unit. This event is free with live entertainment, lots of giveaways for the kids, food and drinks. There will be live taping of the event which will be showcased across the various platforms including the local reality TV-series Tune N Bacchanal, in which Smurf is a main cast member. There will be specially invited guests present.
Come on Out!! Lets support a positive cause, bring joy to the kids and have some fun!
The Queens-born MC died on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 after a performance in Las Vegas, having been hospitalized recently for complications tied to sickle cell anemia.
The rapper Albert Johnson aka Prodigy, one half of the American hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42.
THE INFAMOUS MOBB DEEP
The MC was found unconscious in Las Vegas, and while the cause of death remains unclear, the group’s publicist sent the following statement to the music website XXL:
“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
Mobb Deep, comprised of Prodigy and Havoc, has sold more than 3 million records, their albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth having been critically acclaimed successes in the 1990s. The group took an indefinite hiatus in 2012 but reunited shortly after, releasing their eighth album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, in 2014. The duo performed in Las Vegas at the weekend on The Art of Rap tour, alongside Ice-T, Ghostface Killah, and Onyx.
Prodigy published an autobiography in 2011 called My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. He also collaborated last year with Kathy Iandoli on a cookbook, Commissary Kitchen, a collection of recipes he conceived of while serving a three-year sentence for gun possession charges. In a candid 2011 interview with Jesse Thorn, Prodigy discussed his sickle cell anemia:
“Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease that’s passed down from your mother and father, and is basically a rare blood disorder where your blood cells change from a round shape, a normal, round blood cell shape, to a sickle shape,” he explained. “They start interlocking with each other and causing clotting, and it causes pain where that happens. It’s like a domino effect, it spreads throughout your body, and the pain increases and it gets progressively worse if you don’t take care of it right away; as soon as you feel the pain, you’re supposed to go to the hospital or take pain medication for it.”
Both Havoc, born Kejuan Muchita, and Prodigy attended the Manhattan High School of Art and Design. The latter came from a family of musicians, his grandfather having played in a jazz band at Harlem’s Cotton Club alongside Quincy Jones. Prodigy’s mother and father, too, were artists, the former having performed in The Crystals, who opened for Diana Ross and The Supremes, and the latter in the doo-wop group The Chanters.
Fellow musicians such as Nicki Minaj, Nas, and Questlove all offered their condolences over social media.
Complete 1st episode of Tune N’ Bacchanal the number 1 reality show based in the Caribbean.
Featuring the top stars in the Entertainment Industry.
Cast: Zoi, Denice Millien, Renzo, Nisha, Jose, Juliana, Big Kev, Gevelle & Bang Em Smurf
Stay tuned right here at HipHopTT.com or at the official youtube channel for your fill of of the series. Some of the biggest Trini hip hop songs as seen and heard right here on HipHopTT.com are featured !!