When we reported on Dr. Dre’s plans to feature a reanimated Nate Dogg, in the form of a hologram, this writer joked about the idea of a 2Pac appearance – I hardly thought it could really happen, with all the red tape surrounding any decision regarding Shakur’s legacy. Well, it seems just that is set to occur, as L.A. radio station KROQ confirms, with Pac’s image set to appear for a rendition of “California Love”.
Weird, huh? The concert is also said to boast Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Warren G, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, and even fellow weed connoisseur Wiz Khalifa, according to Rolling Stone. This should be more than huge, can it live up to the hype?
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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