Jermaine Dupri has guided the careers of your favorite R&B and hip-hop superstars. From Kris Kross to Usher to Da Brat to Mariah Carey, JD is a pro at mentoring. Lately, he’s been working with rising Atlanta rapper Royce Rizzy. So Dupri wanted to test Rizzy’s knowledge on him with The Boombox’s So So Def Lyrics Quiz.
Everytime a professional sports team wins a championship you have real fans who just want to celebrate but you also have idiots mixed in the crowd who have other things on their mind.
Last night, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in game seven of the World Series, giving the Giants their third championship in five years.
You would think people in the Bay Area would be used to these big celebrations by now, but the big wins also bring out the bad in people.
There were multiple arrests in the streets last night but more importantly multiple people were shot and stabbed during the celebrations.
None of the victims died from their wounds but it just goes to show you there are not many occasions where people come together and truly have a good time without nonsense happening.
Police were being quiet on the details regarding the shootings, but some reports had it as there were people with intentions of robbing possibly drunk fans and when it didn’t go so easily the shots rang out. The shootings that happened during the night did not appear to be connected to each other.
Police were also assaulted by people hurling bottles as they tried to disperse the crowds that had basically taken over parts of the city.
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Ferrari announced yesterday that it offered the car to six current Ferrari owners and each has accepted the invitation to buy this extremely limited edition model. Based on the 458 platform, few details are available, but we expect it to carry the 562 hp V8 engine and incredible 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and performance should be at least as stunning as that of the 458 Italia.
One minor inconvenience presented by the new design is that drivers and passengers will have to wear a helmet and eye protection while on the road.
“Never underestimate the power of your local community and building something small . . . if you aim for a hit or a smash right off the bat you’re always gonna be defeated . . . you have to always start at least locally in some form…”
Earlier this year, Diplo took part in a discussion panel during the RECESS Music & Ideas Festivalat University of The Pacific in Stockton, California. The DJ/producer was joined by Twitter’s Head of Music, Bob Moczydlowsky, for a 50-minute conversation about the music industry and creative process.
When people praise Diplo, it’s almost always for being an innovative producer, top-notch showman or progressive tastemaker. The Mad Decent chief is also pretty savvy about the music industry though, and occasionally we’re lucky enough to hear him speak on the inner workings of the business.
We recommend watching the full discussion but here’s a breakdown of our favorite parts if you’re short on time:
- How Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” became a phenomenon (4:20)
- Building a local fan base and growing it into larger movement (15:00)
- How Diplo uses Twitter (20:00)
- The importance of developing a distinctive sound (22:50)
- Why the music industry is broken and how to fix it (28:30)
- How the Mad Decent Block Party got started (31:30)
- Diplo’s approach to working with artists (44:50)
- The increasing prevalence of superstar DJs (47:00)