You might know Ty Dolla $ign for his pop hits and his platinum records, but he's a real artist's artist with a deep love of funk, soul, R&B, and hip-hop. When we talked to Ty for our Music Life profile, he broke down in detail how he first discovered legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla and why he loves his music so much.
From hearing Dilla's production for Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, and Janet Jackson to eventually meeting him, Ty had a lot to say about one of his “favorite producers of all time.” Ty also revealed that Knxwledge, who collaborated with Anderson .Paak on the NxWorries project, had recently sent him some beats too. Hopefully we'll hear the results of that in 2018.
In the meantime, watch Ty Dolla $ign talk about J Dilla above and watch the full Music Life profile below. See where his album Beach House 3 landed on our Best Albums of 2017 list here.
For a number of reasons, 2017 was a trying year. From a total shift in the White House to the continued national anthem protests to thousands of women speaking out about the sexual misconduct and harassment they've faced for years, we'd totally get if you kept your head under a rock for the year. If you did that, though, you totally missed out on the best movies, songs, TV shows, and memes of the year.
From the rise of Cardi B and HBO's dominance on TV to Jordan Peele's frighteningly accurate social commentary helping make 2017 the biggest year for horror at the box office ever, 2017 featured loads of amazing content, most of which helped us make it through the depressing batch of headlines and breaking news reports. Here's your look at the best of, well, everything from 2017.
On today’s Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden responded to Migos recent diss song and broke down why he thinks they fired shots in his direction. Later, Budden, DJ Akademiks and Nadeska ran through some hip-hop news, including Jeezy’s tracklist, Dedication 6, the new Big Sean snippets, and more.
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska recap the Jeezy episode and the fan reactions before jumping into the daily news, including Eminem’s new song and Kodak Black trolling Jay Z.
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joyner Lucas joined Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska to talk all things rap, including Eminem’s ‘Revival’ tracklist, Mase’s comeback tour, and much more. During the episode, Joyner addressed his recent shots at Lil Pump and fully broke down his beef with Logic that goes back some time.
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of daily news topics, including Meek Mill getting denied bail, Joyner Lucas’ new Lil Pump diss, Jimmy Iovine’s comments on streaming services getting money, and much more. The episode also featured Joe getting very honest about Jeezy and his next album.
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska ran through the daily news in rap, including Big Sean and Metro Boomin’s album, Ryan Leslie settling his laptop case, the best runs in rap history, Cardi’s next single, and much more.
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska ran through the day of hip-hop news, including Jay Z talking Kanye in his new New York Times interview, Joyner Lucas’ powerful new video, Tory Lanez’s Funk Flex freestyle, and much more. Later, the crew broke down Vic Mensa’s comments about Future and drug use in rap and debated about whether or not he crossed the line.