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An Artist Wants Kendrick Lamar to Publicly Apologize for His ‘All the Stars’ Video

Lina Iris Viktor claims that Kendrick Lamar’s video bears some striking similarity to her Constellation paintings. ritish-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor says that Kendrick Lamar’s video for “All the Stars,” off the Black Panther soundtrack, stole the visuals from her series of paintings Constellation. A lawyer for the artist sent a letter to Top Dawg Entertainment this weekend alleging the copyright violation of her work. According to Viktor’s lawyer, “the artist had been contacted twice by the film’s creators for permission to feature her work, the […]

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Rihanna, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 Nominees

iHeartMedia and Turner announced Wednesday (Jan. 10) the nominees for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled and Luis Fonsi top the nominations list, each receiving five nominations including song of the year. For the first time ever, iHeartRadio will be presenting seven awards in the seven nights leading up to the event. Each night at 8 p.m. EST, an artist will be presented their award and given an acceptance speech. As in years before, fans will be able to vote for […]

The Best Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Of 2017

The current Hip-Hop landscape might be single-driven with new artists breaking through with viral hits, but the album remains the true judge of who’s here for the long haul. In 2017, fans were rewarded with a variety of outstanding LPs from mainstream stars and indie stalwarts. After countless hours and much consideration, HipHopDX has narrowed the projects down to the best of the best. Here are the Top 20 albums of 2017. Check out our Most Slept-On Albums, Best R&B Albums and Best Mixtapes/EPs for […]

5 Hip-Hop Albums You Slept On In 2017

Hip-hop music is thriving more than ever as the most consumed music genre in the country. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over nearly everybody once again (shout out to KRS-One) and Jay-Z added yet another classic to his catalog. There was so much floating about the hip-hop stratosphere in 2017 that, inevitably, there were a few equally impressive albums that got lost in the shuffle. Here are five albums that you slept on. Overdoz, 2008 Polo Ground Music/RCA Records   I’ve been waiting for Overdoz to blow up for […]

Free Track June 2017

Here’s this month’s Free Track. It’s a Hip Hop jam. I hope you enjoy it! You can download it from here.

TOP 5 Best MIDI Keyboards Under $500

Music for your fingertips. A great MIDI keyboard is a way to enhance your music making process but comes in handy for great sound, too.Unfortunately, not everyone can afford expensive equipment and that is why we enlisted TOP 5 MIDI Keyboards (MIDI Controllers) under $500, for those on a minimum wage. 1. CME Xkey 37 – Price: $199 One of the best looking MIDI keyboards out there. CME Xkey 37 is a MIDI keyboard with enough functions to satisfy basic needs. […]

40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

How is this for a first day on the job: Maurice Murphy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)’s late principal trumpet player, spent his very first day with the orchestra recording Star Wars‘ iconic opening theme, with its incredible brass fanfare — and Murphy leading the trumpets. “It was an amazing moment, that blast of brass that opens the film. It was the first sound I heard from Maurice, really,” the film’s composer, John Williams, told the London Symphony Orchestra in […]

Music Industry Goes To War With YouTube

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services   he music business is a tough place for most artists to make money. This struggle was thrown into sharp relief last week when the UK industry revealed that artists earned more from vinyl sales in 2016 than they did from YouTube payments for viewings of music videos. The BPI, the record labels’ association that promotes British music, says this is […]

The Music Industry Learning How To Play

Universities are trying to teach students how to get ahead in an evolving industry. It has been a tough decade for the music industry, but some are beginning to hear a happier tune. Employment for musicians is growing due to increased demand for live performances. The average hourly wage for musicians is now around $22, well more than the countrywide average of $16. A 2012 Berklee College of Music report found that the average personal income of more than 5,000 […]