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Akai's Midimix is a $99 USB Mixer Controller With One Key Feature

Akai’s new US$99.99 Midimix is built on a simple idea – so much so that you could easily miss it. But one button makes it much more useful than its …

Mixer

Is compression helping or hurting the sound of music?

Here's what you need to know about what dynamic range compression is doing to your music.

Compression has gotten a bad rap in recent times, but I'd …

Audio Recording

MC Lyte Drops Her First Album in 12 Years, ‘Legend’

After over a decade of playing the sideline, MC Lyte returns with her aptly titled eighth studio album Legend. Can the tenured raptress stay relevant …

MC Lyte

ChordPolyPad review – MIDI chord generator app from Laurent Colson

As I’ve confessed on these pages a number of times, my keyboard skills leave a lot to be desired. When you combine that with the rather slippery …

Generators

Avid Control for iPad coming soon

Something new coming from Avid – Control is remote control app for ProTools and other DAWs that support EUCON protocol (ex.Cubase).

Here’s what they …

iPad Apps

Native Instruments Adds VST Support, Invites Third Party Plug-In Development, More

At Musikmesse 2015: Native Instruments has introduced three “major innovations” for their Komplete Kontrol keyboard portfolio:

NI announced the …

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Cam’ron’s 7 Innovative Business Ventures

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<p>After successfully launching a cape collection, clothing apparel line, liquor and Ebola mask, Cam'ron announced his latest business …

Clothing

Meet the programmers: Propellerhead Software

One of music software's most important, experienced players, Propellerhead has been making moves into the collaborative arena of late. Here are two

Software

Meet the New Apollos from Universal Audio

Our glam squad for the day #jordanbrand #classics

SPIN 30: Ice Cube Reflects on His Back-Against-the-Wall Debut, ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’

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Rapper and reality TV star Nelly arrested on drug charges

NASHVILLE (AP) — Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was pulled over about 9:20 a.m. because the bus he was riding in failed to …

Reality TV

A NY rapper has started a crazy scavenger hunt in Manhattan for cereal boxes with hidden $100 bills

Hip hop artist Cam'ron is leading New Yorkers on a Willy Wonka scavenger hunt across Manhattan.

The New York native planted four boxes of his new "Killa Crunch" cereal across the island each with a $100 bill inside. The locations are being shared on social media at the top of each hour.

The first box …

New York

Jay Z's Alleged Mistress Disses Beyoncé in New Video

Uh oh, uh oh.

A female rapper linked with Jay Z has capitalized on the recent Beyoncé and Jay Z divorce rumors and dropped a video committing one of the most risky feats of all time — attacking Queen Bey.

In a song entitled "Sorry Ms Carter," Olivia McFallar (a.k.a. Yes LIV Can) raps an open letter …

Music Videos

Lil Wayne Isn’t a Fan of Young Thug’s ‘Tha Carter 6′ Cover (Update: Thug Responds)

The Cash Money civil war has mostly consisted of Lil Wayne launching expensive lawsuits and scathing shots at Birdman. Young Thug has even got a few …

Lil Wayne

New Music: Rick Ross “Dog Food”

The hustle never stops for Rick Ross. After debuting the Hood Billionaire video “Phone Tap” earlier this week, Rozay returns with a brand new record. …

Rick Ross

50 Cent says he wants to be the Adidas of headphones

The rapper’s company, SMS audio, is betting that more partnerships are the way to success.

How does the rapper 50 Cent describe his headphone company SMS Audio?

“It’s cool, because I’m cool, so that makes the whole thing cool.”

That may not sound like the most refined summation of a business. But the …

50 Cent

Snoop Dogg Details New Battle Rap Series "Take Flight On Sight"

Snoop Dogg tells BattleRap.com about his new battle rap series and plans to take another league in competition.

Rap Music

5 Movements That Pushed Hip Hop into Progression

In wake of the Tidal movement, OHHF takes a look back at other movements or eras that helped push hip hop along. It’s no secret that hip hop has been …

Hip Hop

Killer Mike Shares His Reaction To Kendrick Lamar Shouting Him Out On ‘Hood Politics’

Killer Mike has consistently been argued as one of the top underrated rappers in hip-hop, but thanks to Kendrick Lamar, he’s gotten one of the best …

Hip Hop

New Music: Raekwon Feat. Snoop Dogg “1,2 1,2″

After stacking money wall to wall with fellow New Yorkers French Montana and Busta Rhymes, Raekwon heads out West to connect with Snoop Dogg on “1,2 …

Snoop Dogg

Drake loses £4,000 basketball bet to fellow rapper The Game

Drake has been forced to fork out £4,000 ($6,000) to fellow rapper The Game after losing a bet over a basketball match.

The Toronto-born star bet The …

Drake

Analysis: Lost in Tidal's splash: Music streaming doesn't pay off for most artists

The buzzwords were many, issued from the stage throughout last week's curiously memorable and well-covered media event announcing the new Tidal music-streaming service: notions of revolution, of changing the status quo and upending the system.

As rhetoric regarding the "future of music" rang from …

Entertainment Industry

New Mixtape: Gucci Mane ‘Trap House 5 (The Final Chapter)’

For those keeping count, Gucci Mane has dropped six albums (1017 Mafia: Incarcerated, Brick Factory Vol. 3, Mr. Clean The Middle Man, Breakfast, Lunch,

Gucci Mane

Rihanna Premieres 'American Oxygen' Exclusively on Tidal

Less than 24 hours after debuting her new song "American Oxygen" at the March Madness Music Fest in Indianapolis, has premiered the track exclusively …

Oxygen

Beyonce releases surprise single on Tidal: 'Die With You'

Beyonce surprised her fans and the Internet on Saturday when she released a video online of a new ballad titled "Die With You." The announcement appeared on the singer's Facebook page early Saturday afternoon.

What is Jay Z's Tidal? It's the first-ever artist-owned music-streaming service, with the …

Jay-Z

Hip-Hop? She Won’t Stop

In the 1980s, Janette Beckman, an expat punk photographer from London, amassed a portfolio of burgeoning New York rap acts like the Cold Crush Brothers, Big Daddy Kane and Public Enemy. It was a labor of love for Ms. Beckman, who had visited New York a few years earlier and was so entranced by the …

Hip Hop