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Never thought I’d write this sentence in a million years: Phish covered Tay Zonday tonight.
Phish fans were tossing this idea around when the band announced the donut theme of their sixth night at Madison Square Garden as part of their Baker’s Dozen run: DOUBLE CHOCOLATE. I thought the band could take this either way — literal or figurative — but they went straight ahead with opening the show with one of the silliest tunes they’ve ever done, “Chocolate Rain” by a relatively obscure meme-able dude named Tay Zonday. If you were on the internet in 2007, you’ve definitely seen this video.
“Chocolate Rain” is a song by American musician Tay Zonday. It quickly went viral after the music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on April 22, 2007, and has since been viewed more than 114 million times. “Chocolate Rain” was ranked as the hottest viral video of summer 2007 by CTV and was awarded the 2008 YouTube Award in the category “Music” [Wikipedia]
Here’s the original…
And now, low and behold, you have a version from none other than those four lovable nerds from Vermont that call themselves Phish.
They even adopted the mannerisms…
Check out this post for the full notes on the show.
Imagine a world where one could learn from one of the most unparalleled minds electronic music has to offer. Now imagine a competition in this world that coincides with a grand prize music release on said artist’s world renowned label.
Now get your head out of the clouds and back down to Earth, because this just in— deadmau5 is bringing this world to life and officially offering those students enrolled in his music production MasterClass a chance to be featured on an the next edition of We Are Friends, mau5trap‘s recurrent compilation series.
Entering the new artist competition is simple, but, of course, is easier said than done. Those interested must produce an original track under 10 minutes akin to the sound of other mau5trap releases – think progressive house or techno — and, importantly, must be created entirely organically. That is to say, proper submissions shouldn’t include any audio samples. Final tracks must be submitted via MP3 format beginning August 29 and will be accepted until the submission deadline rolls around later in September. The winner of the competition will be announced in December.
The winner of the competition will also be featured on a mau5trap album, earn guidance from (and a meeting with) deadmau5, and receive the following prizes: Native Instruments’ Komplete 11 Ultimate and Kontrol S61, and a prize bonus of $10,000.
Three finalists will also each receive $2,500 each and a Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments. Finally, 10 semi-finalists will receive $1,000 and the Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments.
For more information on deadmau5’s new artist competition here or to enroll in the MasterClass, visit here.
Rick Ross has apologized for the controversial statements he made about female rappers during a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club show. In a Facebook post, he described his “insensitive comment” as a “mistake [he regrets]” and praised the many women in his life.
During the original radio interview, the rapper revealed why he has never signed a female rapper to his record label, Maybach Music Group. “You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up fucking a female rapper and fucking the business up,” he said, “I’m so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta fuck a couple times.”
In his apology post, Rick Ross states,
“I want to address an insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority-dominated industry like hip-hop, my entire empire’s backbone is led by two of the strongest people I know, and they happen to be women, my mother and sister. The operations wouldn’t run without them, and I have the highest regard and respect for women in this industry. I have a daughter myself, my most cherished gift in the world.”
Ross further stated that he hopes to “create positive discussion to implement change” on the issue of sexism in the industry. Read his full apology below:
H/T: Rolling Stone