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August 14, 2013 5:50 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
Eminem's new song "Survival" makes a fitting soundtrack for the trailer of the first-person video shooter game, "Call Of Duty: Ghosts." The rock-tinged song plays as the CGI gun-wielding solider blasts his way through a dilapidated city taking aim at everything in his path. "Survival" serves as theme music as the Detroit rapper rhymes about his determination to make it in the hip-hop game. He credits his success to his desire to master his craft. "Wasn't ready to be no millionair... | More »
August 13, 2013 5:50 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week| Dave DiMartino
Like most music writers, I base my entire personal life on each week’s new record releases! And since—if I may be blunt—nothing especially good was coming out in these first few weeks of August, I decided to skip last week’s blog, drive up to San Francisco to find myself, and then come back this week and cover two weeks at once! And now I’m back, tanned, rested and ready! Unfortunately, the record industry was apparently keeping the same schedule! So here are... | More »
August 12, 2013 6:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
Since placing fourth on "American Idol" last year, Hollie Cavanagh has relocated permanently to Los Angeles (she's through to Hollywood, dawg), where she's been hard at work on her debut album. Yahoo! Music recently premiered her first music video, "Outer Limit," and we were delighted when she came by the Y! office to perform that track unplugged, along with another new tune, "Girlfriend." Hollie also sat down to chat about what she's been up to since "Idol," and wha... | More »
August 9, 2013 5:45 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
If you turn down the volume of your television while watching Tye Tribbett perform, it would be hard to distinguish him from today's popular R&B and hip-hop stars. Well, no one in his ensemble dresses or dances proactively, but they can hold their own with their unique style of praise, worship and entertainment that is especially evidenced on his fifth album, Greater Than, released this week. As he prepped for the live concert recording dates for the album, he spoke to Yahoo! Music... | More »
August 8, 2013 3:55 PM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance| Tristram Lozaw
Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, John Adams, and Terry Riley are among the modern music heroes that have been feted by Bang on a Can at their Summer Festival in the Berkshires. Tonight, electronic mastermind Aphex Twin gets the treatment –his trippy, transistorized clips translated into modern scores for classical instruments. Crossing over musical genera to connect and mess with the work of Aphex Twin make perfect sense for Bang on a Can. The New York-based, downtown-modern collective has ... | More »