Stream-only Songs Now Eligible for Grammy Nomiation
Slowly but surely, the Grammys are coming around to the ways people listen to their music in the 21st century. As of today, mixtapes and other stream-only projects are eligible for Grammy consideration. The decision is one many feel is long overdue, especially those involved in the rap and hip-hop industries, which are projected to be the genres that will benefit from this guideline change the most. All of that Top 40’s rap you hate may finally get what’s coming to it.
From Fun Fun Fun to Sound on Sound
Fun Fun Fun Fest founder Graham Williams’s split of Transmission Events and the inception of Margin Walker just last month left a lot of people confused about the future about the city’s most anticipated annual festivals. Today, the people have their answer. Sound on Sound Fest is happening November 4-6, and will essentially be Fun Fun Fun Fest with a different name. The music flavors will mix and taste the same: an even mix of indie, electronic, and punk/metal; comedy; and sports like BMX and skateboarding. The location and line-up for the festival will be announced at 10AM on Tuesday June 28th.
Studio Behind Tupac Shakur Biopic Debuts 1st Trailer For Rapper’s Birthday
Today would have been the 45th birthday of Tupac Shakur. In celebration, the city of Oakland has declared today Tupac Shakur Day, calling the rapper one of the most “though provoking MCs.” The studio behind the anticipated biopic with Tupac as its focus, All Eyez on Me, also chose today to debut the first trailer for the film, which is set to hit theaters on November 11th. Check out the trailer below.