Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug has courted controversy by wearing dresses and calling his homeboys “bae.” Jaden Smith, son of rapper-turned-actor Will Smith, faced backlash when he was recently pictured wearing a dress.
Todd Dahn, a hip hop producer who recently came out of the closet in an article on Rap Rehab titled, “Loving Myself as a Gay Man in Hip Hop,” understands what’s it like to be a gay man in the rap world.
The Recording Academy just added more artists to its stellar lineup.
Set to perform at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are current GRAMMY nominees Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham; current GRAMMY nominee Cynthia Erivo, who will join voices with previously announced 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend in tribute to those from the music community we lost this past year; and, in a special segment, current GRAMMY nominee Demi Lovato with previous GRAMMY nominees Andra Day, Tori Kelly and previously announced Little Big Town in a collaborative performance celebrating the music of the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of .
As using sounds produced on unusual 8-bit systems and game consoles grows in popularity, some artists are appropriating the music as their own.
Sometimes, as with Beck, a well-known or better-marketed artist is using lesser-known artists for purposes of novelty.
Dahn has been involved in the hip hop world since 1998 and worked with names such as Chubb Rock, Craig G and Shabaam Sahdeeq.
Hip hop gossip sites still write salacious articles making snide remarks about allegedly gay rap stars.The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage.” “While the primary focus of the GRAMMY Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost—that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes,” said Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the GRAMMY Awards."), r = n i; try catch (d) } }, r(function() ); var reg = new Reg Exp("MSIE ([0-9] [\.0-9]*)"); reg.exec(Agent) ?That alone has riled some in the hard-core chiptune community.In some cases, though, artists are resorting to outright theft.In the most recent case, part of the problem is people misunderstanding Creative Commons licenses, even though those licenses are designed to encourage sharing.Is Creative Commons a safe license to use, or does it encourage this kind of theft?Can we, Black People, compete in the Education Arena (Skills, Talents, & Intelligence) and come out on top as in Sports and Music? of the Collective Black People Movement (CBPM) is to gather, document, and organize the Skills, Talents, and Intelligence (Education) of Black (African) People for the purpose of self-help and collective development.1. Dahn said he always knew he was gay and became aware of his sexuality when he was about 8.“As a child, I was attracted to men, not girls” he said.This latest group joins previously announced performers Adele, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd.Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, TRIBUTES SET FOR MUSIC ICONS GEORGE MICHAEL AND PRINCE ON THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS “George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.