Haim have confirmed on Beats Radio that they are currently working on their sophomore album.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago, U2's Edge created Music Rising, a foundation to give New Orleans musicians instruments that they had lost in the disaster. Now, a decade later, Edge looks back on the foundation in a press release, saying: "Music is at the core of these communities. It’s an essential part of their identities, their hearts and their lives. So when these centers of musical culture are damaged, getting the music going again is a crucial part of the healing process. With Music Rising, we and our partners continue to do everything in our power to help support this centuries old music culture so it can do its magic for many generations to come.What started as a direct response to one of the worst disasters to affect a musical capital of the U.S. has grown over a decade to offer assistance to musicians far and wide. Where there is music, there is hope, and Music Rising will continue to do everything possible to restore both for another 10 years and beyond."
De La Soul have confirmed more guests on their upcoming album that was funded by Kickstarter. Originally, the hip-hop icons announced Damon Albarn, Little Dragon and 2 Chainz to appear on the still untitled LP. Now, they have confirmed Snoop Dogg, Usher, Estelle, and Roc Marciano have also contributed. No release date has been set.
Since Straight Outta Compton's success, DJ Premier wants to make a Gang Starr biopic. Premier told Rolling Stone: "All the wild groupie parties; all the shootings, everything. I want to cover everything that really went down with us." The producer is currently working with the late Guru's sister in developing the project.
GZA has taken to Instagram to showcase that he is working with a movie score legend - Vangelis -- the man behind Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire. He has teamed up with the composure for his upcoming Dark Matter album.