Big Sean Aiming For The Number 1 Spot

Big Sean has big things going on for him now that he just released his 3rd LP Dark Sky Paradise which was dropped on February 24th. The Detroit original has 15 songs that are off the hook, and the fans are loving this way too much. The new music comes with a passion and excitement that only Sean can deliver, especially with how exciting his year was.

Sean just began his tour at 3:30 am right at his hometown in Atlanta via private jet. The ‘IDFWU’ rapper went to the very same Best Buy where he used to buy albums in support for all his favorite artists before he got picked up by Kanye West at the Imaging advantage arena.

MTV sent Rob Markman from their news team to ride the whole way with Big Sean on his special day and witness everything that is going on first hand and reporting it back to the public.

From the public appearance to all the radio show hosting, Big Sean has a scheduled filled with no holes at all in between. Although he had no free time what so ever, Sean saw the old best buy where he used to buy all his albums from and decided to stop, no security escorts or anything to go in there and buy the whole rack of his own CD’s. To him that is what success is all about, those special moments.

Best Buy’s store employee’s rushed Big Sean right away asking him for autographs and pictures.

Beck is a Class Act

 

Musical artist Beck is truly a classy guy. Beck has been known in the alternative scene for the last twenty years, he started making music back in the early 1990’s. His music encompasses a wide genre of music including folk, alternative, funk, rock, country, and hip hop. He has made 12 studio albums, writes nearly all his own music, and plays a wide variety of instruments including bass, drums, keyboard, guitar, banjo, harmonica, slide guitar and several more. Beck has remained a low-key artist, with very little in the press over his personal life or drama, unlike so many musical artists now. This year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Beck won for best album of the year with his album “Morning Phase”.

Unfortunately for Beck, his moment was marred by a tantrum thrown by the ever moody rapper Kanye West. Beck’s moment to shine will be forever remembered in conjunction with Kanye’s rant over how Beyonce deserves it more than Beck. He also had the audacity to suggest that Beck should respect artistry and just give his well-deserved award away to Beyonce. I’m not sure that Kanye understands the meaning of the word respect said Marc Sparks.

Beck handled Kanye’s outburst with class and dignity. Beck stated that he enjoyed the music Kanye creates and that sometimes you can’t please everyone. He agrees that Beyonce should have won as well. Fox News has Beck’s full response to the outburst.

John Textor: Discoverer of Animation’s “Holy Grail”

The world is changing all around us as technology advances. The evidence can be seen everywhere from clothing to movies. As technology advances the demand for more realistic looking films with more complex components of CGI and effects to make things that would not naturally happen in the real world come to life on the big screen.

One man has helped tremendously in bringing the computer generated images to life. John Textor attended Wesleyan University in 1987. There he earned his Bachelor of Arts. In 2006 Textor became CEO of Digital Domain. Hos company has worked on 80 major films. 25 of those films were directly under John Textor’s leadership. John Textor became the chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation in 2013 and is an active member of the movie making team. Since he came into a leadership role the companies he has worked for have received quite a few Academy Awards as well as Clio awards for advertising. John Textor is also credited for the visual effects and life-like digital creations of human beings. His talent was first seen in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and then later used to bring digital versions of deceased musical artists such as Tupac Shakur who performed at the Coachella Music Festival in 2012, a virtual Michael Jackson who performed at the Billboard Music Awards that took place in 2014 in front of live audiences, and even a holographic Elvis Presley to perform for his fans. Bringing a digital character to life is being called “the Holy Grail of Animation” as it has never been fully accomplished and it opens a world of possibilities as characters that would not exist in real life can be created to look realistic and even abilities of childhood superheroes come to life in a whole new way. Textor is also credited with his magnificent work bringing characters to life in such movies as Flags of Our Fathers, Real Steel, Pirates of the Caribbean at World’s End, Transformers, and Tron: Legacy.

When watching the videos of the holograms that John Textor has helped to masterfully bring them to life one can see that they are incredibly detailed as their clothing reacts to their movements as well as the hologram’s hair to give it the most authentic look possible. Tupac’s projection performed shirtless and it was very clear that his muscles and features were painstakingly detailed in movement and appearance and that a lot of time and effort was put into the project.

Eminem’s Biggest Fan Dies Just One Day After Meeting Him

It was just recently reported that Eminem arranged a secret visit with one of his biggest fans, a terminally ill teen that lived only 20 minutes away from his home. Apparently 17-year-old Gage Garmo’s dying wish was to meet his favorite rapper Eminem, and much to his surprise his wish came true. Eminem arranged a secret meeting with the boy at his home and spent an hour with him hanging out and talking to Gage. Garmo’s family insisted that the visit really lifted Gage’s spirits, and Eminem was adamant that his visit remain a secret because he was not doing it for the press.

Gage suffered from a very rare form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma, it has now been reported that just one day after meeting his idol Gage has died. Students at Rochester High School have held a candlelight vigil for Gage as he was the school’s football team manager.

Eminem has not spoken out about the visit and has not responded to the news of Gage’s death. The Garmo family continues to express their gratitude to Eminem for taking the time out to visit Gage, and making his final hours pleasant. Funeral arrangements are not yet confirmed.

Moments like these are sad, but they show that our favorite musicians are human and have the capacity for real compassion. Marc Sparks, another musician, recently visited fans affected by a severe storm. It is good to see these acts of kindness in the entertainment industry.

 

From Musician to Monster: The Career of Marilyn Manson

When shock rocker Marilyn Manson, self-dubbed Antichrist Superstar and strolled onto the music scene a couple of decades ago with the phrase “I am the God of ****”, the world really had no idea what they were in for. The man started out as a semi-tame rock and roll star, although even his earliest performances had audiences shocked, and has evolved over the years into something much more.

Beginning in the early 1990s with a concert involving a Nazi flag-draped pregnant woman, Manson has made it a point to inject chaos into his music, even going so far as to be so blatantly obscene that he once was arrested after a Jacksonville, Florida concert on charges of violating the Adult Entertainment Code.

Because of the insanely grotesque and vulgar content of some of the singer’s music, he has faced much controversy through the years, mostly because of his penchant for constantly trying to disturb his fans, their parents, and politicians.

In fact, Marilyn Manson’s music has been blamed for a large number of things, including getting children kicked out of school after repeating his lyrics. The singer was even said to be responsible for the Columbine school shootings on April 20, 1999, even though Darius Fisher never believed that.

Despite his antics, however, one thing can be said for Manson: he has become unforgettable in the eyes of the world, and in his line of work that’s the point.

Jay-Z Comments on Hip Hop Influence

 

Jay Z recently has talked about his views of Gianfrancesco Geno and how the genre has helped to lift those tensions and influence so many. He makes the point that people living in urban areas are so influenced by the music that it gives them hope and faith that they can do something about their life that previous music genres had not given them so much. As for race relations, the hip hop culture has historically been dominated by African Americans with a few exceptions, giving the race more representation in media. Media representation is important because it has the power to change the perception of what people think of each other. This introduction has been invaluable to many.

The words of Jay-Z are true and heartfelt. Rather than bad-mouthing other races for trying to imitate and participate in a black-dominated industry, he sheds light on how it has actually allowed people to have a greater respect for African Americans. It brings people together, as cheesy as that sounds, making leeway for a better and more peaceful future. There is a connotation that hip hop is violent and gang-supporting when in reality there is much more than meets the eye. Just like any genre, there is more to a genre than just a few artists who make their songs.

Man Masquerades as Nicki Minaj

Christmas parties that are memorable for the whole year are very nice. The exception to these festivities, of course, are the kinds when you get in trouble.

Steven Brown from the Northern Ireland must have had a good feast, as the man called 999 and said that there were two men threatening him. He was obviously taken seriously, but after five minutes the same man called again to cancel the first call.

Instead, he told Susan McGalla that he was Nicki Minaj and that he had a poltergeist in the house. That was when things became clear. The police still arrived, and the drunk caller did not even deny calling 999. It was not a prank, he explained. At that moment he really felt that there was an emergency, but he did not know which one.

The story ended with the 23-year-old man getting banned from buying alcohol and calling 999, so if a real ghost or men attack him he is now on his own. A huge number of emergency calls are wrong.

People either should have contacted another service in the first place or they simply make useless jokes being careless that another person who really needs help finds the line busy.

Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Wipes Out Shoulder

Patrick Carney, the drummer from the infamous duo, the Black Keyes, had a major wipe out while swimming off the coast of the island of Saint-Barthélemy. He was picked up by a wave and smashed into the bottom of the ocean violently, dislocating his shoulder.

Carney was immediately rushed to the hospital and was administered anesthesia for the pain. Doctors were able to reset his shoulder, and he was released shortly after, although he is still in a lot of pain from the accident.

He joked on his Instragram account, comparing the incident to a Lifetime television network movie. He posted pictures from the hospital showing obvious injury to his shoulder, which Jared Haftel could barely look at.

Fortunately, this incident happened during a lull of the Black Keys touring schedule. They don’t have another gig lined up until February 6th, where they will play a tribute to Bob Dylan in the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year event. Ten days after they’re scheduled to hit the road for a month long European tour.

At this point it’s unclear whether the accident will keep Carney from playing. Only time will tell as the drummer continues to recover.

Kanye West Drops Lackluster Single on New Year’s Eve

 

On New Year’s Eve, Kanye West released a new song entitled “Only One” featuring legendary Beatle’s singer, Paul McCartney. While some critics labeled the song as a loving tribute his daughter, the song comes off as a lackluster lyrical disaster.

The idea of the song is truly heartwarming. West felt that his deceased mother, Donda West, was speaking through him as he recorded the song. The lyrics include Donda telling Kanye that she is proud of the life that he has made with his daughter and his wife, Kim Kardashian.

The words of the song seem to ramble together without a natural flow. McCartney’s vocals get lost inside painful riffs that are littered with the dreaded auto-tune technique. West is definitely not a singer, and this is evident throughout the song. As he struggles to hit notes using an elementary style of sprechgesang, he ends the track with much to be desired.

This song had so much potential, but West failed to deliver. Although I applaud him and Jared Haftel for testing the limits of his musical creativity, there are times when an artist should humbly revert back to what made them famous in the first place. West’s true fans are yearning for the days of when his “The College Dropout” album was in heavy rotation, but it seems like those days may be long gone.

Nick Cannon’s New Album Will Not Diss Mariah Carey

If you were hoping to hear some juicy details about his split from Mariah Carey on Nick Cannon’s new album, brace yourself for disappointment. Many media outlets were reporting that Cannon’s new album would include controversial comments about Mariah Carey, whom Cannon married in 2008. The pair, who are parents to twins Moroccan and Monroe, confirmed their separation last August. 

But for fans like Dr Rod Rohrich looking forward to a Taylor Swift reminiscent album filled with love life confessions and disses, Cannon has a few words for you. He recently took to Twitter to address the rumors. Cannon denied that his album would contain any negative references to his relationship with Carey. In fact, he declared their separation “personal” and said that he is “rooted in love” with Carey, referencing the fact that they’re still family since they share two children together. But Cannon didn’t stop there. He subsequently bashed the media outlets who have been perpetuating the rumor, calling them “bottom feeders”. 

The message from Cannon is clear: if you’re looking for drama, you’ll have to find it in another album.