Check out this new single by rising Montreal, Québec based Hip Hop artist GunDei titled “Dark Knights” featuring underground legend Fred the Godson. This track is off his latest hard-hitting album “The Place of the Skull“. Follow him on Instagram @iamgundei.
First off, congrats on the app you guys created. We see how “Writrz Block” adds value to any artist who uses it. When and where was the platform created?
The idea came about while I was incarcerated having a conversation with my son about the state of music, and how we need to build a platform for inspiring artists to create songs and make money in a competitive form. So once I was free we decided to move forward with the idea and the Writrz Block was created in New Jersey.
What inspired you guys to develop the app?
As a father and son duo, who was the one with the idea? The inspiration behind the App came from being a former artist myself and understanding the entertainment business and the various ways to promote and market yourself. So I decided I would combine all these elements and put them on one platform.
We notice it’s an artist’s first app, are you artists yourselves? Yes, we are both Artists.
With so many apps out there, what separates this from the rest? What voids do you fill that others can’t? This App is very Unique! It gives Artists, Producers, and Entertainers the ability to Market, Promote, and Show their creativity. all while making money in the process!
I’m sure many artists follow through in making hits in less than 3 hours, and some I’m sure struggle. We are wondering what part of the country do most of the hits come from? Now the Writrz Block App and the Writrz Block Show are 2 separate platforms. The App is a 24hour song challenge where any artist from any genre can challenge each other to see who can make a better song to the same track. The Show on the other hand is a challenge to see if you can create a hit record in 3hour or less! So we essentially dig into the minds of the artists to see how they create!
Have any notable artists, DJs, or producers used the app? Who!
Yes, we have several known artists, Dj’s Producers, and even comedians who have challenges awaiting to be uploaded as soon as we give the green light.
The Writrz Block prides itself in also providing a platform for unknown artists. How important is this for artists to use as many tools necessary that 2020 gives them? (Social Media, Apps, Blogs, etc). This platform is essential to the artist because it shows their fans and followers a glimpse into the many thought processes that go into making music.
Any growth projections and future plans? How many active users does the app currently have, and how much you plan to have in 2-3 years from now.?
The objective is to make Writrz Block the next Universal or Sony. We are the new wave of music! We’re the documentary home to how songs are created. Now when you hear your favorite song on the radio you can see the thought process that went into creating the record.
Planning on rolling out any premium features? Yes, we are! We are currently adding an influencer feature that gives the challengers the ability to add an influencer to the challenge. The influencer job will be to promote the challenges on their social media platforms. And they’ll earn a percentage of the challenge as well.
Lastly, where can artists download the app? Is it free? And where can readers find more info about your company and brand? The App is currently available free on IOS in the App Store. Subscribe to Writrz Block on YouTube and follow us on @writrzblock IG and Facebook. www.writrzblock.com
The Verzuz series is continuing next week with DMX and Snoop Dogg. “The battle of the dogs @DMX vs @SnoopDogg Wednesday, July 22nd. Watch on our IG or in HD on @AppleMusic. Drinks by @Ciroc. #Verzuz,” the caption read on the announcement on the official Instagram.
50 Cent recently said he’d do a Verzuz battle with Snoop Dogg instead of Ja Rule who called him out. “I ain’t got no dogg in this fight ! Yes u do who u got,” Snoop captioned a post he made to IG announcing the battle.
X previously challenged JAY-Z to a battle, but if it wasn’t for pictures, we wouldn’t see Hov at all. “I rather go against my arch-nemesis,” he said, referencing Jay. “You can’t go in the basement and play some records?!… That’s what I’m saying. That’s why it should be done. It’s a celebration. We’re celebrating music. He got some hits, too! He can play ‘Money, Cash, Hoes,’ then I can play ‘Money, Cash, Hoes.”
We have an epic battle on the way and Hip Hop heads are excited to see DMX and Snoop go head-to-head. Who do you got your money on?
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Bun B joins the list of emcees who have launched their own podcasts. The Houston legend shared stories behind five songs, and the most notable story was the one about Beyonce’s “Check On It” music video.
“This is in New York. So we’re on the set and we’re filming the video, and if you look at the video, there’s a lot of kind of skimpy outfits. Queenie is there also, so it’s not like I’m there salivating over another woman,” Bun says, referencing his wife’s presence at the shoot. “But we’re like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy. Beyoncé’s dancing in this short skirt and she’s dancing in like a bikini,’ type of thing, you know.”
The Trill OG began setting up the vibes on set of the Hype Williams-directed video. “While all of this was happening, I think this is the scene with the chair, so it’s like her and several other girls and they all have these short skirts on and they’re all dancing seductively on the chair. They’ve got a leg up on the chair so you can kind of see some thigh and maybe a little bit of butt if you’re staring hard enough, and Jay-Z calls and talks to one of her assistants,” Bun continues. “If I had to guess it would’ve been her cousin Angie that he would’ve talked to because Angie has always been a right hand to Beyoncé. He’s like, ‘Yeah how’s the video going, what’s going good, are the guys there?’ All the guys that are with us are the only men there. Well, let me say this: there were other men there, but they weren’t straight.”
The racy scene prompted Hov to protect his then-girlfriend and have all the men cleared out of the room. “So they immediately come over to us and they kick all of us out to our dressing rooms and we’re told to stay there until we have to shoot. We’re not allowed to watch Beyoncé dance anymore,” Bun says.
Bun B says Beyonce eventually came over to them to apologize and explain what happened. ‘I’m so sorry you guys had to leave the room but Jay’s not comfortable,’” Bun recalls her saying. “And we’re all like, ‘We understand fully, that’s no problem, we’re happy to be here.’”
Check out the full episode below:
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ViacomCBS gave Nick Cannon the boot in an attempt to cover up the truth and avoid uncomfortable, but necessary conversations.
A month old episode of his podcast/YouTube series, Cannon’s Class, began gaining traction after a Jewish journalist flagged the segment for anti-semitic remarks. “You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people… That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews,” the Wild ‘n Out host said in the episode featuring former Public Enemy member Richard Griffin, best known by his stage name Professor Griff.
Nick doubled down on his comments in a Facebook post once the episode went viral. “I am an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly,” he wrote. “In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all — including myself — must continue educating one another and embrace uncomfortable conversations; it’s the only way we all get better. I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative. Until then, I hold myself accountable for this moment and take full responsibility because My intentions are only to show that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences.”
Because Nick Cannon failed to bow down, ViacomCBS fired him, even though his hit improv show was renewed for three more seasons in 2019, and brings the network’s best ratings.
ViacomCBS reportedly released the following statement:
ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism. We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast “Cannon’s Class” on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him.
We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds.
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The hip-hop community is in shambles after the death of Quality Control rapper Marlo this past Sunday morning.
Marlo’s passing hit home for Atlanta rapper, Lil’ Baby, sharing his emotions in a post about his friend. Baby hit Instagram Tuesday afternoon saying that he is trying to put it in the perspective of what happened in regards to Marlo’s life.
Peep the Instagram post below.
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Just as quickly as it started, Kanye West’s Presidential race is over. A source close to Ye states the run is done after attempting to get on the ballot in Florida.
West attempted to be a third-party candidate opposing Joe Biden dnd Donald Trump, The Intelligencer reports. In order for Kanye to have made the ballot, he would have needed 132,781 voters to sign a petition in less than a week.
The reporting source stated that they were offered $5,000 for the week fo collecting the signatures.
Just last week, Kanye West declared his platform in an interview with Forbes stating that he is against planned parenthood and coronavirus vaccines. During the interview, Ye also stated that he planned to run America as the fictional Marvel city of Wakanda.
Late last week, TMZ detailed West’s family had concern over his mental health and expressed he could be in a manic episode.
When most will say 2020 isn’t the year for them, for Los Angeles lyricist XP The Marxman this year has been a productive and successful one so far. Garnering more new fans then ever with his April release, “Continua a Sparare” Keep Firing, entirely produced by Roc Marciano, XP is riding the wave of the momentum he has created and is set to release his new project on July 20th, “Sincere Leader Pt.2” entirely produced by SlideBeatz and features Daniel Son, Supreme Cerebral, Ren Thomas, and more!
We posted his single, “Already” last week which is off the project, and below is our latest promo on our Instagram. With everything we’ve heard so far, XP might have filled all the expectations fans and Hip Hop blogs wanted with this one.