The man who coined the term ‘rhythm and blues’ died this morning aged 91. Jerry Wexler worked with some of the most influential stars of today and yesterday including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and The Drifters. It was this man’s work that built up the resume of Atlanic Records in the sixties and then Warner Brothers in the seventies.
Recent Atlantic Records signee B.o.B. hails from Atlanta and is making a big name for himself on the internet. With his infectious anthem, “Haterz Everywhere,” has been getting radio play and was even picked up by MTV as of late. B.o.B. is currently one of the Fab 5 artists on MTV Jams for the summer, and recently released an LRG-sponsored mixtape with DJ Mick Boogie. You can check out B.o.B. at Rock the Bells over the next few weeks and in LRG’s new ad campaign alongside rapper Wale. For now, check out tracks like “Mellow Fellow” and “Haterz Everywhere,” downloadable below. B.o.B. – “Haterz Everywhere” and “Mellow Fellow”
Brooklyn-bred rapper Maino recently released the obnoxiously infectious “Hi Hater,” and is awaiting the release of his debut on Atlantic Records. Though his rhymes on the single are far from average (not in a good way), I guess he figured pulling some known artists in for the remix would work in his favor. And…it did. Though I am by no means a fan of Maino’s (Note: According to an interview with GIANT Magazine, he spent a decade in prison on kidnapping charges), the remix goes pretty hard. Download it below, and enjoy.