Delicious Vinyl, the label that released Cali rap crew The Pharcyde's groundbreaking 1992 debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (quoted as Kanye West's favorite album), has released a three-CD box set featuring instrumentals and remixes to commemorate its 20-year anniversary. Original members Fatlip and Slimkid3 have also re-joined forces with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay for Bizarre Ride Live, a series of shows where they perform the entire album, blurring the lines between a straight up hip-hop show and a theatrical performance, Bizarre Ride Live includes all the original skits and interludes from the record, and even some special surprise guests (“did somebody page Quinton??”). No details are missed out as renowned graffiti artist SLICK, who designed the album's cover, art-directs the stage and live audio-visuals are taken care of by L.A. Jay. Expect animated hip-hop, energetic raps, bright colors, b-boy throw-downs, magnetic visuals, a heavy dose of humour, and absolutely everything in between. After a sell-out premiere at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on May 23rd, Bizarre Ride Live is gearing up to tour the U.S. and Europe through the rest of 2012, starting with an August 3 date at Low End Theory in San Francisco, CA and an in-store August 4 at Amoeba Records in Berkeley.
Nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were announced this morning. Rihanna and Drake earned five nominations each. Frank Ocean comes in with three nominations while The Throne also scores three nominations.
The 2012 MTV VMAs will air live on September 6 at 8 p.m. EST from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
According to an Us Weekly report, things are "looking good" for Pharrell Williams to sign on as one of the new judges on 'American Idol.'
Williams -- who has produced hit records for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani -- is currently negotiating the terms of his contract. "Everything is looking good, but they're still working out details," an insider tells Us.
If he does sign on, Pharrell would join Mariah Carey who recently stepped in to replace Jennifer Lopez.
Word is Nick Jonas has all but signed his deal to join the judging panel.