Apr 18, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jennifer Hudson

Trenchtown Rock x 30 Rock: Bob Marley Tribute Week on Jimmy Fallon

Words by Jesse Serwer

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This Wednesday, May 11, will mark 30 years since the earthly passing of one Robert Nesta Marley. While fans across the globe will celebrate Bob’s legacy this week, the most intriguing tribute we’ve heard about is the one that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and its trusty house band the Roots, will be staging every night. Last week, it was announced that Ziggy Marley (who kicks things off tonight), Chris Cornell (Tuesday), Jennifer Hudson (Wednesday), Jakob Dylan (Thursday) and Lenny Kravitz (Friday) will all perform musical tributes to Bob on the show this week. Turns out that Sir Keith Richards and Lauryn Hill (who has given birth to five of Bob’s grandkids with his son, Rohan) will both also be stopping by 30 Rockefeller, on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Richards is not technically scheduled to perform—he’ll be giving an interview about his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and his recent autobiography, Life—but we highly doubt the avowed Jamaicaphile will pass on the opportunity.

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Studio Beast: Claude Kelly, Hit Songwriter

Interview by Dwane Rich Words by DJ Gravy

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In this day and age, being a star isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be.  However, being behind the scenes can sometimes be the best scene of all (and free of TMZ-like parasites).  In the case of the music industry, getting publishing checks can be a lot more rewarding (and less dramatic) than being the headliner in the spotlight.  If an artist with hit songs falls off, the writer behind the songs moves on to the next project, and while recognized in the industry, doesn’t need bodyguards and Escalades with tinted windows to go out for brunch!  Meet the biggest new songwriter in the game, Claude Kelly.

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