Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia get physical during Verzuz battle
The first-ever physical altercation at a Verzuz contest happened during Thursday night’s battle between Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia. […] The post Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three 6 Mafia get physical during Verzuz battle appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
ASCAP to honor Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice
The performing rights organization ASCAP announced Tuesday that Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice will receive the ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award — a thank you for creating the uber-popular virtual events "Verzuz" and "Club Quarantine," which became cultural and groundbreaking affairs celebrating music and community during the pandemic. The performing rights organization ASCAP announced Tuesday that Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice will receive the ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award — a thank you for creating the uber-popular virtual events “Verzuz" and “Club Quarantine," which became cultural and groundbreaking affairs celebrating music and community during the pandemic. The hitmaking producers will be honored at the virtual 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, to take place on June 22. Obama also attended “Club Quarantine," which featured D-Nice playing music live on Instagram while being stuck at home as gigs dried up. All three acts were honored at the 2020 Webby Awards: D-Nice was named the 2020 Webby artist of the year, while Timbaland and Swizz Beatz earned the Webby Crush the Internet Award.wftv.com
'X Gon' Give It to Ya': New DMX album out on May 28
Music - DMX This image released by Def Jam shows "Exodus," by DMX, releasing on May 28. (Def Jam Records via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX's longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS" will feature new material and drop on May 28. The posthumous album will be released on Def Jam, where DMX released most of his albums and made music history. His hits include “Get at Me Dog,” “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem," “Party Up (Up in Here)" and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya."wftv.com
Verzuz: Music artists go head-to-head
Verzuz: Music artists go head-to-head When the pandemic shut down live concerts, pioneering hip hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland wanted to give people a show, and developed what became a viral online music battle series: Verzuz, in which noted musical artists (such as John Legend and Alicia Keys) perform head-to-head. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with two musical legends, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight, about their recent matchup.cbsnews.com
Behind the scenes of the online music battle series Verzuz
Last year, for the first time, they went head-to-head, comparing their greatest hits as part of an online music battle series called Verzuz. Verzuz was created by two pioneering hip hop producers, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Hip hop producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, creators of Verzuz. CBS NewsThey started Verzuz on a whim, with Swizz Beatz vs. Timbaland. "And there's music and genres that we're gonna cover that's gonna be amazing."cbsnews.com
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Here’s why you are going to want to start watching ‘Verzuz’ on Instagram Live right now
What started as some entertainment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into one of the must-see Instagram Live shows. The premise is pretty simple: two R&B singers or rappers go head-to-head in a friendly battle on Instagram Live, and thousands of people get to sit back at home and enjoy. While the performances are so much fun to watch, what really makes “Verzuz” so entertaining is the chit chat between the stars, as well as the comment section on Instagram Live. It’s pretty surreal to see comments pop in from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis, but they were watching the same Instagram Live stream as everyone else. We don’t know who will be up next for a “Verzuz” battle, but here’s to hoping we’ll get to witness another epic night.