Thursday, October 20, 2016
In the new issue of GQ Style, Kendrick Lamar confirmed that he and Rick Rubin are working together. He also said that he is looking to change his sound, saying: "It’ll always have some type of DNA in my music. But me, as a person, I grow. I'm like a chameleon. You know? That is a gift and a curse for me. But more so a gift, because it never puts me in a box. And my ability to express and still make the connection wherever I go, that is my high point. That’s something I pride myself off of." No word as to when the collaboration will ever be released.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Trent Reznor confirmed he is working on new Nine Inch Nails music. The artist said: "Things are going good, and when we have something that we think is excellent we will unleash it upon the world.”
Common is linking up Hamilton director Thomas Kail and How to Make It in America creator Ian Edelman for a new Fox TV series called 93 Til Infinity. The show will be about fictional rappers who hit it big in the 90s and struggling to find a voice in modern America. No release date has been set.
Speaking to WTOP, hardcore icon Ian MacKaye congratulated fellow DC band Bad Brains in their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee. MacKaye said: "I don’t know who the nominators are, and frankly don’t care, but the person who put Bad Brains' name in the hat is either visionary or they’re savvy and trying to bring some legitimacy to their brand.” He also called them "the greatest band in the world," adding: "it would be pretty startling” if the D.C. punks were to be inducted into the Rock Hall. He added, “If the members of the Bad Brains, if this is something they want, I’m happy for them. I know the impact they had on my life, and that of other people.”
Due to "TIDAL/Apple bullshit," there will never be a Watch the Throne 2, according to Kanye West. The rapper told fans at a recent concert in Seattle, the next chapter in the successful Jay Z / West collab will never happen, saying: "It will never be a Watch The Throne 2. You know why? Because that’s the reason why I wasn’t on the song. I wasn’t on the song cause of Hov. Cause it’s this TIDAL/Apple bullshit. And this shit be getting me tight every time I perform this muthafucka.”