Heres what he had to say about it: The original location of Fat Beats launched on July 14, 1994 which means FB just turned 20 years old! Business was doing so well 2 years in that Joseph Abajian decided to move the store from its small 9th St. basement space into a 2nd floor location on 6th Avenue. August 1996 (day?) was the grand opening of the 406 6th Avenue location. It was also the beginnings of our independent movement which had recently started bubbling about a year before. Yesterday I started converting old Hi8 video tapes to DVD and came across some interesting footage from that day.
Kanye West and Iggy Azalea Added to Line-Up of L.A.’s Made in America Festival
Kanye West , who has previously been tapped as a headliner at the festival in Philadelphia on Saturday August 30, will also perform in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 31. Iggy Azalea is slated to perform in Los Angeles on Saturday. Made in America Festival, which is curated by Jay-Z , will come to L.A. for the first time this year. Its line-up includes Imagine Dragons , Kendrick Lamar , John Mayer , Weezer and Afrojack . In Philly, meanwhile, the fest will return for the third year in a row with Kings of Leon , DJ Tiesto , The National , Steve Aoki , Pharrell Williams and J.
KANYE WEST, IGGY AZALEA, KENDRICK LAMAR HELP JAY Z MAKE IT IN AMERICA | SOHH.COM
In true Kanye form, his younger self wears a polo shirt and uses kinesthetic hand motions as he captivates the room with his freestyling ability. West’s vocal pitch is slightly higher, too. “It ain’t original because I’m coming from the future,” West, now 37, raps in the vid. PHOTOS: Celebrity childhood friends! It’s also worth noting that the Chicago native’s showcase at Fat Beats’ 6th Ave.
Kanye West, 19, Rapping in Throwback Video: 1996 Freestyle Footage – Us Weekly
PHILADELPHIA DAILY LINEUP Saturday Kanye West The National, Steve Aoki J. Cole, Chromeo, City and Colour R3HAB, Baauer, Mayer Hawthorne The Neighbourhood, Holy Ghost, Will Sparks Destructo, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Young & Sick, Kaneholler Sunday Kings of Leon Tiesto, Pharrell Williams Girl Talk, Spoon, Grimes, AWOLNATION Gareth Emery, Tommy Trash, Kongos, Danny Brown YG, Penguin Prison (DJ Set with Live Vocals) 3Lau, Mimosa, Bleachers, Cut Snake, Bixel Boys, Vacationer (Rap-Up) After dominating Philly, Yeezy will pack his bags and head to Los Angeles the next day . LOS ANGELES DAILY LINEUP Saturday Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities Gareth Emery, ScHoolboy Q, Borgore DVBBS, YG, MUTEMATH, Dr. Dog, Hit-Boy ZZ Ward, Classixx, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Cut Snake, GrandTheft Sunday Kanye West, John Mayer Juanes, Weezer, Rise Against Steve Aoki, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill R3HAB, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Terraplane Sun Yellow Claw, Will Sparks, Scavenger Hunt, SZA, A Tribe Called Red (Rap-Up) With support from Los Angeles’ Mayor Eric Garcetti, Jay announced his California-based Made In America festival a few months ago. The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a news conference Wednesday to announce the music festival, which is planned for Labor Day weekend and will be held simultaneously with one in Philadelphia.
Kanye West Teaches Airport Etiquette in Failed Reality Show Pilot | SPIN | Music News
After a brief segment in which his longtime associate Don C. details some of Ye’s frustrations with his recent accommodations (a hotel employee apparently leaked the news that he was staying there), Kanye offers up his air travel preferences, which apparently include being in airports as little as possible. Perhaps that disdain for sitting around in airline terminals is unsurprising, given that some of his most famous altercations with the press have occurred in such environments, but 2010 Kanye seems mostly concerned with unpleasant interactions with fans and admirers. “I try to avoid airports at all costs because people like to say really stupid stuff to me,” he explains.”Ok, that’s completely politically incorrect. I like being in airports and I like people walking up to me and saying shit like ‘are you Kanye West?'” As for dealing with the unwanted attention, Yeezy suggests pretending to be on the phone. And if he’s tempted to lash out at a fan who approaches him anyway, he’ll instead direct his anger at the person he’s on the phone with.
Kanye West And Iggy Azalea Join The Los Angeles “Budweiser Made In America” Music Festival Line-Up – Yahoo Finance
The “Budweiser Made In America” events will benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. The two-day music festivals created by Budweiser and Live Nation will deliver must-see performances on both coasts with headliners Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Tiesto and Pharrell in Philadelphia and Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer in Los Angeles. Daily line-ups for both festival locations are listed below. Single-day tickets for both festivals will go on sale Friday, July 18 at http://www.livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app. Single-day ticket prices are $89.50 for Philadelphia and $99.50 for Los Angeles. PHILADELPHIA DAILY LINE-UP Steve Aoki, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill R3HAB, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Terraplane Sun Yellow Claw, Will Sparks, Scavenger Hunt, SZA, A Tribe Called Red Be sure to check in at http://www.madeinamericafest.com often for the latest updates on both festivals. About “Budweiser Made In America” Festival in Philadelphia Slated for its third year in Philadelphia, the “Budweiser Made In America” Festival will once again attract thousands of visitors and festival-goers to the City of Brotherly Love on Labor Day weekend 2014. After the inaugural two-day music festival in 2012, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the event generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city’s economy. Additionally, the “Budweiser Made In America” Festival benefits local United Way organizations with the goal of having a positive impact on the host community. As a result of the 2012 festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invested more than $350,000 into education and workforce development initiatives. The City of Philadelphia is well-positioned to host the festival once again in 2014: the city is strategically located on the east coast, boasts world-class transportation and amenities, and local webblog officials have experience producing and accommodating big events like the annual Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival for the 4th of July, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2015.