Everything you need to know about the last seven days in music.Story of The Week: R.I.P. Nate Dogg
Sadly, this week marked the death of hip-hop legend Nathaniel Hale a.k.a. Nate Dogg. Only 41 years old, he passed away on March 15 of congestive heart failure. Over the past two decades Nate Dogg helped shape the sound of West Coast hip-hop and we’ll always remember his crooning classic hooks for Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Eminem, and many more. Rest in peace.Song of The Week: Kanye West f/ Drake, Big Sean, & Lil Wayne "All of The Lights (Remix)"
On Monday, a rough version of the remix of Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” leaked featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, and Drake. The final version of the song is supposed to feature even more people (particularly, Jay-Z) and a verse from Kanye, but the rough cut alone was enough to get us amped to hear the final version.
Kanye West f/ Drake, Big Sean, & Lil Wayne "All of The Lights (Remix)"Video of The Week: Suge Knight's Hotel Throwdown
Win of The Week / Fail of The Week
TMZ caught some footage of Suge Knight throwing down with a man (later identified as Tobias Bell from South Central L.A.) in the lobby of the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. The fight started after dude had the balls to go ask Suge if he was responsible for killing Tupac. By the looks of it, Suge didn’t get any good hits in—but the video itself is pretty hectic.
St. Patty’s Day turned out to be lucky for Weezy fans worldwide as he announced to MTV’s Sway that Tha Carter IV is completely finished and will be released May 16. Meanwhile, Petey Pablo pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen weapon. The charge stemmed from an incident in which Raleigh-Durham International Airport security found a gun in his carry-on luggage last year—on 9/11 of all days. He faces 10 years in prison.
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I never saw Gaddafi as an enemy, I see him as someone who is misunderstood.
Pic of The Week: Frank Ocean In The Studio With BeyonceIn Case You Missed It: The Best Complex Posts From The Week
The 30 Greatest Hip-Hop Demos - Legendary hip-hop journalist Chairman Mao pens an in-depth piece about the greatest demos ever, featuring the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and many more.
In His Own Words: Who Is Frank Ocean? - Everything you need to know about the rising star, Frank Ocean.
The Shotcaller Interview: Travis Barker - With his new album Give The Drummer Some in stores this week, we dropped our interview with Travis Barker from our Dec/Jan 2011 issue.Number of The Week: How Much Did Lady Gaga Raise For Japan In 48 Hours?
In order to help support victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Lady Gaga designed "We Pray For Japan" bracelets, and pledged that all proceeds would go to relief efforts. Selling them for $5 each, Gaga went on Twitter and claimed she managed to raise $250,000 in 48 hours.