Rapper MF Doom Has Died, Aged 49

Sad news at this late day in the year, as legendary Rapper and underground Hip-Hip icon MF Doom has died. No cause of death was revealed. The news was broken on Facebook in a post to his page by his wife. According to the post he died on Halloween, but that information is being verified as of now. Born Daniel Dumile in the United Kingdom, he changed the world of rap in ten years of releases from 1999 to 2009 with inventive, ground-breaking albums such as Operation: Doomsday, Take Me to Your Leader, Vaudeville Villain, Venomous Villain, Mm..Food, and Born Like This. inspired by Marvel Comics character Doctor Doom, with his mask, great rhyme skills, and dynamic stage persona, he gained critical acclaim, and commercial success. In an age of disposable MC’s and dumbed down styles, MF Doom was a leader who had great tracks and brilliant lyricism. RIP.

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Guerrilla Ghost – “Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man”

Ghost Cult is proud to present the exclusive new single from Milwaukee-based indie Hip-Hop group Guerrilla Ghost, “Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man”. If you are feeling the new jams by Run the Jewels or Immortal Technique, you will dig these guys a lot. You may recall that we featured GG in these webpages a few years back, and they are back harder and sharper than ever on this new track. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 88: Hyro The Hero on the Quarantine, Gaming, and New Music

We caught up recently with Hyro The Hero from his home, on lockdown, keeping safe from the pandemic. Sadly, his spring tour plans opening for Asking Alexandria have been canceled. In the meantime, Hyro is keeping that PMA (positive mental attitude) and keeping his spirits up during trying time by staying busy, working on music, catching up on his gaming, and trying to eat right. He is also checking out all kinds of other musicians and rappers plying their game on Soundcloud and other mediums who are respect-worthy. He’s got a good message for fans too, as Hyro has new music coming soon, the follow up to his acclaimed album Flagged Channel, via his label Better Noise, that he is really excited about, and we are too! Follow Hyro and get ready for new sounds later this year. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #357: Eddie Kayne of iHeart Radio on the Evolution of Hip-Hop

Everybody knows that Hip-Hop changed the world first in its own communities and then basically saturating popular culture. Matt and Keefy dork out with a legend and discuss the all the branches from his scene and beyond. Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #357 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Eddie Kayne of iHeart Radio on DC Hip-Hop and Music on TV!Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for detailsContinue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Body Count – Carnivore

You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special VictimsUnit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Dax – HunnaV: Live at The Worcester Palladium

Rap and Hip Hop, not what you’d expect from us here at Ghost Cult, but we cover independent artists here as well as a major label! And the “It’s Different Now” Tour is quite literally the definition of an independent tour. Let’s dive into this, shall we….Continue reading

Ice-T’s Body Count Shares New Single and Visualizer for “Carnivore”

 

Ice-T and his legendary Hardcore, Metal and Hip-Hop band Body Count just shared a new single, the title track from their new album, due out next spring via Century Media Records. The song is brutal as hell! The video is by Guilherme Henriques, using the original cover artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak. The track like the album was produced by Will Putney, and engineered, mixed and mastered by Putney for Graphic Nature Audio and by Body Count. Watch the visualizer right now, and follow this space closely for more Body Count and “Carnivore” news. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Adult Swim Festival

For just one weekend the Banc of California Stadium was transformed into a carnivalesque outdoor funhouse for the Adult Swim Festival. The stadium was alive with colorful distorted animations reminiscent of children’s cartoons and claymation scenes warped and hyperbolized beyond the mind’s comprehension, while a giant Meatwad dome sat across an even larger inflatable slide shaped like Morty’s head vomiting a rainbow.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Korn’s Debut Album Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago Korn released their debut self-titled album and changed the face of music. Yeah we know you think anything “Nu’ and metal bites. You can see yourself out right now. Whether you like all things Adidas tracksuits and Hip-Hop beats with downtuned riffs or not, what Korn put down on that first album changed heavy music for the better. All heavy music.

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The Dirty Heads – 311 – The Interrupters – Bikini Trill – Dreamers: Live at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Pop, Punk Rock, Ska, and… Hip-Hop?! Alright, I’m in! Gilford, New Hampshire was host to what is probably the most fun-loving tour of the summer, the co-headlining tour of California’s The Dirty Heads and Nebraska’s own 311, along with The Interrupters, Bikini Trill, and Dreamers.Continue reading