Motown Signs Icewear Vezzo, Loyola Launches Hip-Hop Degree & Hendrix Exhibit Bows at NAAM: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs

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-Detroit underground favourite Icewear Vezzo has signed with Motown Records. The rapper’s “Drank God Freestyle” -- his newest mission after not too long ago finishing a year-plus bid in a federal penitentiary -- has racked up greater than 1.four million YouTube views. In advance of releasing a debut studio album, Icewear Vezzo is ramping up the forthcoming Clarity 6 mixtape. It’s the most recent chapter within the Clarity sequence that launched the rapper’s solo profession in 2012 following his stint as a member of the Green Guyz crew. “I got here residence to a blessing,” famous Icewear Vezzo in a launch asserting his signing. “It looks like I play for the Pistons. It’s the house workforce, Motown Records.”

-Seattle legend Jimi Hendrix would be the focus of a brand new exhibition on the metropolis’s Northwest African American Museum (NAAM). “Bold as Love: Jimi Hendrix at Home” is being staged in partnership with Experience Hendrix L.L.C. Set to open on the artist’s 76th birthday (Nov. 27), the exhibit will characteristic archival and household photographs, Hendrix’s personal paintings, private artifacts, music and different multimedia. “We needed individuals to come back away feeling like they know him on a unique degree,” states Janie Hendrix, president/CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. “He was a fancy and exquisite human being. His music was simply part of who he was.” After the free grand opening on Nov. 27, “Bold as Love: Jimi Hendrix at Home” will run by May 5, 2019.

-Hip-hop gives the inspiration of a brand new undergraduate diploma program at Loyola University New Orleans. Beginning in fall 2019, the school will supply college students the chance to earn a bachelor of science diploma in Urban and Electronic Music Production. The new curriculum, housed throughout the college’s College of Music and Fine Arts, joins Loyola’s earlier established Popular and Commercial Music diploma program. Kate Duncan, who leads the latter, can even helm the most recent program in tandem with producer Lovell “U-P” Cooper. John Snyder runs Loyola’s Music Industry Studies program, whose graduates embody Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum and producer Christoph Andersson.