Ed Sullivan breaking The Beatles was a game changer, but that era is long gone as bands skyrocket to popularity with the help of a well placed video or sound byte. Still, folks know the importance of a knockout performance on a late night stage with the likes of David Letterman or Jimmy Fallon. Here are some game changers from recent history.
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme documents the American hip-hop freestyle scene from the early 1980’s through the present day, featuring a who’s who list of seminal hip-hop figures. Watch the full documentary.
Rock The Bells is back for another tour of duty. Performing this year: Lauren Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, Cypress Hill, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Common, GZA, RZA, Mobb Deep, Raekwon & Ghostface, Big K.R.I.T, Souls of Mischief, Black Moon and many more. West and East coast dates!
I recently stumbled across this video trailer and I’m totally excited. The Black Keys collaborated with a variety of different artists including Mos Def, Jim Jones, Ludacris, Q-Tip, Raekwon, RZA, Billy Danze of M.O.P., Pharoahe Monch and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.