Kanye Inspires Others to Make Beats

What Kanye has done over the years is inspire others that have come along with him. When West worked with John Legend early he would eventually inspire Legend to do more on his own. Now Consequence is learning from West about making beats.

There are a lots of people that Consequence is involved with. He has worked with Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce. He has been able to give a lot of his beats out because he has worked with Kanye West.

Consequence has already been in the studio for many years with Kanye. He has seen him working on the “College Drop Out” album. That has made him a very knowledgeable in the world of producing and making beats. It is not very likely that he will be another Kanye, but learning from a beat maker like West certainly puts him up there. This has become something that Consequence can excel in because he has great influences.

The Beyonce beat for “Party” was a Consequence track. This became one of the biggest songs on the album, after the number one hit song Handy, of course. Oddly, few people knew that Consequence was the producer behind this beat. It is safe to safe that he has not received the same exposure as other producers like Pete Rock or Dr. Dre, but he has potential. The key is to get a lot of beats ready for clientele. Rappers like to have multiple beats to consider.

Coachella Causing Controversy

Coachella is one of the largest music festivals of the year, and many celebrities enjoy partying and dancing at the event. Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, and Robert Pattinson were seen attending the festival this year. However, this year’s Coachella event has also spread some controversial rumors.

A video of Rihanna partying with her girlfriends has been released, and it appears that Rihanna is preparing a line of cocaine. The video has garnered much attention, but it is unclear as to what Rihanna is actually doing. However, Rihanna has responded to the video, and she was angry at whoever released it. There seems to be a Twitter war going on right now between the celebrity and a random fan. However, LinkedIn reported that Rihanna insists that she wasn’t doing cocaine, and she also said that she doesn’t mess with the hard stuff.

Rihanna wasn’t the only celebrity that was involved in some controversial news. There were also reports that Justin Bieber got choked out by a member of Drake’s security team. The Rihanna and Justin Bieber incidents have been captured on film. Coachella is not Las Vegas, and what happens in Coachella quickly goes viral. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo!

Five Musicians Who Are Winning In The Streaming Music Industry

The days when records, cassette tapes and compact discs (CD’s) ruled the music world are all but over. In their place stands streaming music, with a $1.9 billion dollar stock in the virtual world, and everyone wants a piece.

A recent article which was posted on Rolling Stones‘ website lists the top five players in the streaming music industry. These artists, music executives and chairman lay claim to their position using a variety of techniques:

• Jay-Z, rap royalty, purchased a streaming music service named Tidal for $65 million dollars. He’s looking to put more music royalties back into the pockets of the artists.
• Lucian Grange, who is a music executive at Universal Music Group, gained his position in the streaming music game through the licenses that all streaming services must obtain from the record companies.
• Susan Wojcicki, chief executive of the immensely popular free service known as YouTube, definitely earned her spot. How many of us haven’t ventured over to YouTube to hear our favorite song?
• Jimmy Iovine, founder of Beats Entertainment, is re-launching Beats Electronics sometime later on this year, and has the power of Apple behind him to ensure its success.
• Daniel Ek, founder of one of the original streaming services called Spotify, looks to maintain his position as the head of a service worth $8.4 billion dollars.

These five moguls must have had their Bulletproof Coffee today! I can’t wait to see where they will take streaming music next.

The New Ludacris Album Marks New Ground

For Ludacris the rap world has been good. He has worked with Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Usher and Justin Bieber. He is well known outside of the rap community because he is also an actor. After a long hiatus in rap he has managed to return with “Ludaversal” and mark new ground with a powerful album.

The album is already in the top 5 on Billboard. The quiet single about relationships, “Good Lovin'” has crept in and caused a lot of older Ludacris fans to get on board. Surprisingly, the track that features Miguel has gotten a much greater response from men. There was already an EP out called “Burnin’ Bridges” (a play on his last name) that would set the stage. There was a mix tape and all of this would evolve into the album that is now getting a lot of fans to talk about quality Ludacris music again.

For Ludacris the album marked an older and wiser rapper, which Ricardo Guimarães BMG enjoys listening to. He dives into relationship issues. He talks about his parents and issues that went on while he was growing up. Everyone that listens to this can see that there is something new and innovative in his sound. Bridges is back with a passion for rap. He vowed to never state away from the rap game this long again. He has not dropped an album in 7 years. Fans were glad to see Ludacris return.

Justin Beiber’s New Album

Everyone is very tired of waiting for Justin Bieber’s new album to be released. They are so excited for what the star has to share with us next. After two months from now, it will actually be three years since JB has released any albums. This is a shame but we know that it is because of the recent hardships that he has faced in the past few years. Three years is a very long time for all of Justin’s loving fans to wait for an album but they know it will be worth it in the end. Justin actually has some more details about this exciting album. Every week more information about the album is released so that fans do not lose hope. Good job Justin!

What are all of the things that we and Paul Mathieson know about Justin Bieber’s new album so far? Here are all of the details that we have learned in the past few weeks: We all know that Justin has had his hardships but now he is trying to climb out of it and focus on the music. This is giving all his fans hope in making a great come back. We also know that the album will be Selena inspired because that was one of his greatest relationships and also the cause of some of his hardships. He has also been working with Kanye West on some music so this may show in his album. Last but not least, Justin’s manager reported that the music is going to shock people but also make other people really happy. Stay tuned for more information!

Madonna Fell Off Stage Because of Cape Tied too Tight

Madonna’s fall on Wednesday did not have such slight consequences as the star initially announced. Madonna had fallen while one of her dancers tried to drag her cape. Instead of untying and falling off, the cape dragged the singer after it. As Madonna now recognizes, she hit her head in the fall and had a doctor checking on her from time to time until 3 AM after the incident.

Initially, the singer stood up fast, continuing to sing the lyrics which so well matched with getting up after a fall. Why she lost her evenness? The singer blames on the performance being different from the rehearsal, and the cape being tied too well. She said that her costumers had tied it too tight and she realized that just as she got on top of the stairs, but in the next moment her lovely Japanese dancers strangled her dragging the cape and she fell with it.

The song “Living for Love” that Madonna was performing includes the words “watch me stumble” somewhere among the lines, which makes the event a bit hilarious. Some critics found in it a reason to say that the fall was staged to attract more attention as the song is new.

Zoe Kravitz on the Music Scene

Zoe Kravitz has been in movies. That is what people know her for. Aside from that she is known as the daughter of talented guitarist and singer Lenny Kravitz. Zoe has enjoyed acting, but she doesn’t want people to forget that she comes from a family with musicians. There is talk about her EP that will soon be released.

This is one of the things that people do when they are comfortable with one area of their life. Zoe may be bored with acting. She may have found that she has been suppressing the desire to get into music. Now she is ready to hop into that and show fans that father Lenny is not the only musical talent here.

There is some talk about possibly working with Drake said Brad Reifler. He is not on the new EP that will soon be released. Zoe said she is not ruling out the possibility though. Kravitz said that she has talked with him and that it would not be out of character. She feels him music and she likes his style. Zoe also mentioned that she was a fan of Kendrick Lamar in a recent interview.

Her music interests, her star power in Hollywood and her famous dad could help her connect with some of the best in the industry. The EP is sort of low key, but a full length album could give her more mainstream recognition.

Ringo Starr To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Rolling Stone Magazine talked to musician Ringo Starr about his approaching induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and other topics.

One topic that came up is that Starr’s impoverished childhood. It must have been difficult for him to deal with the sudden wealth that came with being in the Beatles Gianfrancesco Genoso always thought. He would have had no experience dealing with huge amounts of money, and he was going through being newly rich while in his early twenties.

Another topic that came up is Starr’s sobriety. Starr stopped drinking and using drugs in 1998; before that, he had many substance abuse issues. Starr said that being an addict is a lonely existence. He said he just got tired of being lonely and miserable, and that’s why he got sober. It must be difficult for wealthy people to fight drug addiction. They have the time and money to do whatever they want.

There’s also a section of the article where Rolling Stone talks with Paul McCartney about Starr. McCartney basically takes credit for Starr being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. McCartney says he lobbied for Starr and pulled some strings. I thought it was lame for McCartney to say all that.

Justin Bieber to Headline Fusion Festival in UK in August

After a Comedy Central Roast last week, Canadian singer Justin Bieber hit the headlines when he announced he would be turning over a new life and being a better person, as he knew his bad behavior had upset too many people.

This week, Justin Bieber is in the headlines again but this time with the news he will be the headlining act at the UK’s Fusion Festival Friday night concert in August. It will be the first time he has sung live in the United Kingdom for more than two years, and Bieber’s British fans are ecstatic.

The Fusion Festival announced the headliner news first, followed by Bieber short afterwards releasing a statement saying he is very excited about playing Fusion, as he has missed being in the UK and cannot wait to get back.

Interestingly, the Fusion Festival will also be the first time Bieber has performed in concert anywhere since he finished his last world tour in Australia. Investors report that live concert was in December, 2013 and he has not been anywhere near a stage or a large crowd since.

He is making up for that at Fusion, however, as his set will be 60 minutes in length. Plenty of time to play some old favorites, and maybe to also introduce some new material.

Amazon Prime Music Now Offers Radio Stations

Amazon Prime Music isn’t just for downloading your favorite tunes, now you can discover new music as well using the service. Amazon has launched a new music streaming option for iOS users that allows them to listen to ad-free radio stations based on different artists or genres through the company’s iOS app. Listening requires you to have an Amazon Prime membership, and the experience is on-par with what you might expect from the paid Pandora One membership.

You can create your own stations within the app, as well as listen to station that Amazon creates for you based on music you’ve listened to or purchased in the past. Dan Newlin says that while the service might not be quite enough to get you to pony up for an Amazon Prime account, if you already have one it’s another way to sweeten the pot a bit and keep you hooked. Amazon Prime users also have the ability to stream several movies and television shows for free and download some books for a limited time, similar to how you might check a book out from the library.