Mean Tweets is back, and this time it’s featuring the kind of people who you’d think are used to nasty comments: rappers.
On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel featured the likes of 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Eve, Pusha-T, Big Sean, Remy Ma, Rae Sremmurd, Anderson .Paak, DJ Khaled, and more reading out the bilious comments directed at them on Twitter.
You have to love them for being good sports though, even if their entire discography gets compared to a fart, as Wale gets told. Read more…
David Axelrod, whose 1960s and 1970s production and compositions melding jazz, soul, and rock had an indelible impact on contemporary hip-hop and R&B, has died at age 83. From Billboard:
Born in Los Angeles in 1933, Axelrod produced his first album in 1959 and went on to become a pioneer in combining jazz, rock and R&B in recorded music. He spent several years working for Capitol Records in production and A&R in the 1960s and went on to release more than a dozen of his own albums.
While a contemporary of, and somewhat analogous to, idiosyncratic composer/arrangers like Van Dyke Parks, Axelrod was much more influenced by jazz, as reflected in his orchestrations and his own compositions. He produced David McCallum’s Music: A Bit More of Me, the 1967 release featuring “The Edge,” a song that famously turned into the predominant sample in Dr. Dre’s 2000 hit “The Next Episode.” He also collaborated with the Electric Prunes on their bizarre 1968 album Mass in F# Minor, and when the group splintered in the middle of recording, he finished it with session musicians.