Engineer behind Tupac hologram performance reveals how it was done [Video]

Unless you've been living under a rock or something, you've at least heard about Tupac's temporary comeback performance with his ex-partners Snoop and Dre at this year's Coachella music festival. In the latest episode of Pensado’s Place, the engineer responsible for the special feature explains how difficult it was to put together.

Grammy-winning mixer and engineer Dave Pensado and his co-host Herb Trawick talk in detail with mixer and producer Claudio Cueni, the man behind Tupac's posthumous performance. Read more


Tyrese secures rights to Teddy Pendergrass biopic | Film News


Musician and actor Tyrese Gibson took to Twitter recently to announce that he has secured the rights to the life story of late soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, saying, "I have officially secured the life rights to the life story of Teddy Pendergrass, my inspiration. This movie will be made..." Read more


Jury fails to reach verdict in Alfie Meadows trial | News


After two days of deliberation, a jury has been unable to reach a majority verdict on whether 21-year-old Alfie Meadows, who suffered a severe brain injury at the student protests of 2010, is guilty of violent disorder. Read more


Latif - 'Philadelphia Healing' EP | Stream + Free Download


It's always good to hear music from Latif. Once signed to Universal Motown, the Philly-hailing singer/songwriter has returned with some long-overdue freshness in the form of a brand new EP entitled Philadelphia Healing. Read more


Rare interview surfaces with Notorious BIG on the set of "Warning" video shoot [Video]


One of the good things about technology and the webs is that when great people and musicians pass, they still live on. Case is point: this never before seen interview of the late great Notorious BIG that has just surfaced online, recorded on the set of the video shoot for "Warning" taken from his debut offering Ready To Die back in 1994. Read more


Met Police officer charged with racial abuse | News


PC Alex MacFarlane, the Met police officer allegedly heard racially abusing 21-year-old Mauro Demetrio in a recorded mobile phone conversation after the August 2011 riots, is to be charged with a racially aggravated order offence by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Read more


'Marley' film soundtrack | Album Stream


The highly anticipated release of Marley: The Life, Music and Legacy of Bob Marley is soon to be upon us with its general release on April 20. To hold us over until then, an exclusive stream of its 24-track soundtrack has been premiered. Read more


Maverick Sabre - 'I Used To Have It All' (Live At Angel Studios) | Music Video


Taken from his well-received debut album Lonely Are The Brave, Hackney-born, Irish-raised singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre has released some black-and-white visuals for his forthcoming single, "I Used To Have It All." This simply-shot video was recorded at Angel Studios in Islington, North London, and Mav, in his usual fashion, offers his social commentary with a mix of his distinct vocals and rapping. Read more


Daley covers Usher's 'Climax' [Acoustic Video]


Readying his first solo mini-tour, Manchester-hailing singer and SoulCulture fave Daley linked up with SBTV for the latest in their acoustic performance series. Read more


Trav f/ Prodigy - 'Running From' | Music Video


Following the freshness we received yesterday from rap's Prodigy, here he goes again with another one. This time, it's a new video for a track with New York rapper Trav for "Running From," a single from Trav's forthcoming release PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens). Read more


George Zimmerman charged with second degree murder in Trayvon Martin case | News


Just over six weeks since the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and following outcries from across the United States and the globe for justice in a case with countless uncomfortable twists in a tragic chain of events, it has finally been confirmed that George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder and is currently in the custody of law enforcement officials in the state of Florida. Read more


Prodigy - 'Gangsta Love' | New Music


Regardless of whatever fuckery might be going on behind the scenes, Prodigy, one of the East Coast's finest rappers, has dropped a new solo track. Courtesy of DJ Funkmaster Flex, P makes clear he wasn't joking when he said he's here to make music. Read more


Ghetts - 'Fire In The Booth' freestyle [Video]


London emcee Ghetts has linked up with DJ Charlie Sloth for the second installment of his new Fire In The Booth series since his move to Monday nights on BBC Radio 1. Usually acclaimed for his skills as a grime emcee spitting over a fast beat, this time he showcases his rapping ability over Mobb Deep's "Survival of The Fittest" to mixed reviews. Judging from the YouTube comments alone, some feel that it's not Ghetts as his best. Read more


No grand jury for Travyon Martin case; Zimmerman unlikely to be charged with first degree murder | News


Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has decided against using a grand jury to charge George Zimmerman with first-degree murder in connection with the February shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Read more


Mumia Abu Jamal gives Russia Today first interview since his removal from death row [Video]


Ex Black Panther member, journalist and activist Mumia Abu Jamal has given Russian state TV news channel Russia Today his first interview since his removal from death row earlier this year. Read more


UK PM David Cameron calls for age ratings on racy music videos | News


As part of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempts to prevent the “sexualisation” of youngsters, he has announced that music videos in particular, should be given an 18 certificate rating. Read more