If you’re buying tickets to a rap festival, you probably already know that things are not necessarily going to play out quite in the way you might’ve envisioned. This past weekend, for example, the massive all-rap festival Rolling Loud came to Miami, and there were last-minute changes. Not all of those changes were bad. Meek … More »
Although Gucci Mane has cooked up a series of super collabs with fellow rap heavyweights like Migos, Drake, and Lil Wayne over the course of his career, Gucci Mane fans might be surprised to learn that the “Both” rapper’s affinity for music extends beyond the hip hop genre, as The Autobiography of Gucci Mane imparts.
Heralded as being “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” by Complex, Gucci Mane’s autobiography ascended to the top of The New York Times’ bestseller list following its 2017 publication. The book traces Mane’s prolific career, from its earliest moments, Mane’s 2014 incarceration for felony firearm charges, and his 2016 release from prison.
While the work focuses primarily on hip hop and Gucci Mane’s association with the genre, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane details the rapper’s little known liking for electronic music. “I liked EDM,” Mane writes in one of the chapters, “The big beats, the lights at the shows, the way the crowd responded. It was a world away from the hood-ass clubs in Decatur I was used to, but I liked that my music was touching difference audiences. That was cool to me.”
Gucci Mane goes on to cite Diplo as “One of the DJs who was championing [his] music,” referencing Diplo’s creation of Free Gucci, in Mane’s own words, a “mixtape with EDM remixes of the best songs from the trilogy” that “took off.”
Perhaps one day, fans will see a Gucci Mane/Diplo collab born in the studio.
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LA is getting a brand new two-day summer music festival, programmed by a man who’s intimately familiar with the live events landscape in Southern California — after all, he helped build it. Destructo‘s new dance and hip-hop event, All My Friends Music Festival, slated for August 18-19 at ROW DTLA, has now announced its first-run of artists, topped this year by RL Grime, Gucci Mane, and Jhené Aiko on the first day, followed by headlining performances from M.I.A., Jamie XX, and house legend Armand Van Helden on day two.
Each headliner brings their own distinct appeal to the bill, from an ultra-rare Armand outing to Gucci Mane’s booming catalog of iconic southern rap hallmarks. Going back to a tried and true festival playbook, Destructo’s first AMFMF is shaping up to look a lot like early editions of HARD Summer with underground dance and rap hybrid bookings rubbing shoulders, matched with a central downtown Los Angeles location as the festival’s backdrop. Some considerable refinements are bound to be announced as the inaugural event nears its debut, and with a stacked first talent phase now announced, expect the rest of the lineup to follow and similarly enticing pattern.
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“God’s Plan” rules the world. Drake’s dominant single is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn’t caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it’s the most popular track globally … More »
The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.
Other high-profile acts include Tyler, The Creater, CHVRCHES, LL Cool J, Portugal. the Man, and Brit superstar Dua Lipa. The festival’s electronic and dance music bookings are just as thrilling, with a comprehensive roster of veteran and rising acts: Zedd, Excision, Dillon Francis, Galantis, Illenium, REZZ, Chromeo, Hippie Sabotage, Tycho, Zomboy, WhatSoNot, Malaa, Valentino Kahn, Petit Biscuit, Ghastly, Chris Lake, Herobust, and Space Jesus.
With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.
Atlanta street-rap elder Gucci Mane continues to crank out new music faster than anyone can process it. The biggest of the hits that Gucci released last year was “I Get The Bag,” on which he teamed up with fellow Atlanta rap stars Migos, his onetime protegés. And on the brand-new “Solitaire,” he gets back … More »
Tropical house overseer Felix Jaehn has released his 25-track debut album, I.
Having teased the project with an effervescent collaboration between Marc E. Bassy and Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane, Jaehn masterfully reels listeners in on “Cool” as he serves up a delectable bassline, jovial trumpet licks, and bouncy chords. There’s something remarkably simple about the lighthearted nature of “Cool,” as Jaehn cuts through the excess of the genre and continues to do so throughout the entirety of his new release.
As I carries on, it becomes clear the record’s a compact reflection of Jaehn’s brisk ascension. After securing his status as a young producer in the global dance realm with his remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader,” Jaehn began to create a catalog of dance music for the radio, and yet, his music is equally tailored for club play.
Though the playlist-like track lists continue to run rampant through the industry, Jaehn’s effort remains genuine on I, and even sees that the artist’s working beyond his established style along the way.
Ultimately, I’s leading tracks demonstrate his versatility as a producer and pull from a wide range of vocalist talent. On “Don’t Say Love,” featuring Rothchild, Jaehn moves beyond his established brand and experiments with more club-friendly, deep house elements. “Better” employs gorgeous vocals by Swedish rising star Clara Mae and combines Jaehn’s signature synth stabs with a progressive, electro touch.
I is divided into two sections: one with brand new music and the other a collection of Jaehn’s greatest hits, allowing fans to gain a complete understanding of one tropical’s most exciting new stalwarts.
The original project featured artists such as One Republic, Jason Walker, John Newman, Wrabel and The Night Game, only to name a few. The remix package features twists from such artists as Gucci Mane, Alan Walker, Alok, and Sam Feldt, as well as acoustic versions of “Never Let You Go” and “Kids In Love.” Since the release of Kids In Love, Kygo has remained relatively quiet, aside from the remix package at hand and securing prime real estate on the Coachella poster this year. Where will the Norwegian DJ go next?