Friday, May 31, 2013
Produced by Soundz. Shot by G-Visuals. Off Jeremih's "Late Nights" mixtape which is out now. "Thumpy Johnson" album coming soon...
ChicagoMusic.org spoke with Tomeka Reid at 2012 Hyde Park Jazz Fest
Part 4 of J. Cole's Bornsinner.com series; created by Dreamville. The fourth installment documents the hard road taken by Kevin "KO" Ogletree before and after the success. The site will feature unique, personally curated content each week leading up to the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner. Be sure to check back at http://bornsinner.com for more Born Sinner stories.
DJ Kay Slay brings out NY's finest on his latest record off of "The Last Champion" mixtape.
New music video from Major Lazer. Directed by Eric Wareheim.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
In Memphis's Forrest Park, there's a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. Lately it's been at the center of the city's often shaky race relations. In part 3, the local Memphis gangs form a mega alliance called Devine United International or D.U.I. for short.
Famed Brooklyn rapper Fabolous shares his thoughts on marriage and clears up past rumors that he said he would never get married. Fab also reveals what's going on with him and Emily B, and explains where his mind has to be to take a relationship to the next level.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Although the title is very bold and straight forward "Homicide" is not a song glorifying violence and gang culture but simply raising awareness of the current Homicides in the inner city of Chicago. The video shows the day in a life of a young teenage boy growing up in a inner city Chicago neighborhood and how he is influenced by " Hustler lifestyle" which ultimately leads him to an early demise. The video was shot and edited by Sense Hernandez of Beast Factory. The song was written by JDott Trife and produced by Nascent & Q.B This song is off JDott Trife's upcoming Indie album "FYF - The Plug" due out on June 4th, 2013. The project features Astonish, Calliko, Lungz, Blanco Caine, Bodi Deeder and production from DJ O- ZoNe , Nascent & Q.B and Wes P. Twitter : @JDottTrife Instagram: @JDott_Trife Facebook; JDott Trife www.JDottTrife.com www.BeastFactory.com Twitter : @SenseHernandez / @BFF_Chicago Instagram : @SenseHernandez Facebook : Sense Hernandez
Esteban spends time with rapper Jahlil Beats, who breaks down tracks he produced, like Juelz Santana's "Nobody's Safe" and Lil Wayne ft./ Young Jeezy's "Turnt Up" Subscribe to the Fuse YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/fuseSub The Mixdown is a weekly show in which Esteban visits recording studios to hang with hip hop producers and MCs. Check it out every Wednesday.
Follow French Montana during the album release week of "Excuse My French" as the rapper hops around New York City promoting his album and interacting with fans. This is Part 1. Buy French Montana's Excuse My French LP NOW! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/excuse-my-french-deluxe/id632787196 The Next 48 Hours is an original Jump Off TV, AllHipHop and Tantrum Production.
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In Memphis's Forrest Park, there's a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. Lately it's been at the center of the city's often shaky race relations. In part 2, we learn how the history of the Ku Klux Klan and General Forrest relate to Memphis today.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Check out the OFFICIAL video for "Good Food" Akbar | Directed by FredOnes Akbar | Twitter: @akbarthemc Peasant Podium | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peasant.taol Peasant Podium Music : PeasantPodiumMusic.com</br> The Art of Lyrics: TheArtoflyrics.blogspot.com TME Pro Studios: TMEPRO.COM A1Vision | Twitter: @A1_VISION Mel Supreme | @MELSUPREME Buy the Album: http://akbarthemc.bigcartel.com/product/akbar-planet-x
Mic Murdah aka Grammz Feat Lil Lito Northcity Ent/Lo Life Visuals by Jesse Zamudio from Zamudio Flims
The Bullitts Ft. Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu - They Die By Dawn (Official Video). From the forthcoming album: They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories. http://www.thebullitts.com http://www.facebook.com/thebullitts http://www.twitter.com/thebullitts
Lupe Fiasco talks to Ashanti about the American influence of "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album" and his desire to collab with Jamiroquai and Radiohead.
In Memphis's Forrest Park, there's a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. Lately it's been at the center of the city's often shaky race relations. In part 1, we meet the KKK members who plan to rally in support of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the local gang members who have a different idea in mind.
Rapper Trinidad James breaks down his namesake West Indian roots over his favorite meal--Trinidadian doubles--at Anil's Roti Shop in Richmond Hill, Queens. Watch more of The Genesis ►http://bit.ly/19jnC7h Sign up for our newsletter ► http://bit.ly/LifeandTimesUpdates
*WSHH EXCLUSIVE* Gucci Mane "Trap House 3" music video featuring Rick Ross. Directed by DRE films. Purchase his "Trap House 3 album here: http://goo.gl/zgrik
Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Jay Rock for an exclusive interview! Jay Rock explains why he stays humble and what keeps him there. Follow @jayrock @thisis50 @jackthriller
Trinidad James gets a custom gold & "brown" diamond Nefertiti pendant in 10 days, while Ben plays some games with his video game creator brother. This is the #DiamondLife
Famed The Lox rapper Styles P opens up about current hip-hop beef, revealing that being competitive is a part of the game, not friendliness. Styles P also talks about online beef, 50 Cent beef, Beanie Sigel beef, and more.
May Chitown Cypher: "Acapella at Buckingham Fountain" Rappers: Dale Fresco, Shintendo64, Vagabond Maurice Filmed by Griffin Thomas Instrumentals produced by @SeriousBeats The Chitown Cypher connects talented underground hip-hop artists, producers, and filmmakers in Chicago through organized freestyle events around the city. If interested in becoming a part of the Chitown Cypher series, please visit our website: www.chitowncypher.com Add us as a friend on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @ChitownCypher. Thanks for watching. Share and enjoy!
Wale - "The Gifted" Series (Episode 3) Highlights Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Outkast, Chuck Brown, Pharrell, J Dilla, Dr. Dre, Kanye West. Get @Wale 3rd studio album #TheGifted now!! http://smarturl.it/WaleTheGiftedPO
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
"The Narcissist" performed by American Antagonist. Theme music from the motion picture KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN opening in theaters on July 3, 2013 Label: Artist Live / Kevinhart Nation Music "The Narcissist" Every competitive person has a narcissistic side to them. KEVIN HART IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE PEOPLE IVE EVER SEEN. His drive and focus is the reason why he is #1 at what he does. He inspired me to create this song. "The Narcissist " is giving yourself the push,the energy, the confidence to tell yourself "I'm the best!" No one else can look in the mirror & tell you that but you! Sometimes its ok to simply just feel yourself!!! The American Antagonist Is a rap artist, songwriter, Producer who hails from Boston, Mass. Signed to Fishscale Music group, a division of ARTIST LIVE GLOBAL VILLAGE, the worlds first Social Entertainment Media company of its kind. Get tickets to Let Me Explain today: http://www.fandango.com/kevinhart
Legendary Bronx DJ Kid Capri explains what his show, "Master of the Mix," has done for music and how it's adding to the world of music. Kid Capri also discusses how the show came about and why he still stands behind it.
Chicago native Big T came to out VladTV headquarters and sat down with our battle rap journalist Michael Hughes for an exclusive interview. Being that he is from the mean streets of Chi-Town, T was questioned about the violence he experienced growing up, and still sees in his neighborhood presently. He was asked about how he thinks Cheif Keef could maintain his fame and remain in the spotlight without letting his street ties get the best of him. Big T reminisced on his own struggles and how he used battle rap as a way out of the everyday hood life. He thought back to times where he started out having to carry weapons to his battles for safety reasons, and how he's now rapping in front of large crowds for good money all-the-while increasing his level of fame worldwide.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Produced by P-Lo of The Invasion Directed by Giovani Hidalgo @giosworld www.hbkgang.com KILT 2 June 6th 2013
Artists sign up to perform at the next mixer: http://www.coast2coastlive.com Coast 2 Coast LIVE Toronto Edition featuring guest judges: Music Mystro - Producer for Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, The Clipse and more Lil Fats - CEO of Coast 2 Coast J Staffz - Producer for Taylor Gang, G-Unit, Coke Boyz, YMCMB and more Focus - Grammy Winning Producer for Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Game, 50 Cent & More Featured performance by Crisis Fresh, Three Fifs, Phene, J-LP, & Cyhi The Prynce (G.O.O.D. Music) For more information on Coast 2 Coast LIVE Events visit http://coast2coastlive.com
On April 5, 2013, Trentino arose victorious at the 2013 Red Bull Thre3style US Finals at Lure in Los Angeles, CA. This is a small taste of his 15 minute routine. http://trentinomusic.com http://facebook.com/djtrentino
Friday, May 24, 2013
Wyclef "Bang Bang Bang" music video featuring Young Chop & Jack Red. Speaking out about the gun violence in Chicago. Directed by Dan Reagans. Wyclef's April Showers mixtape out now!
We went to Westchester, NY, to learn about the Amega Wand and people who believe a wave of this stainless-steel tube full of "granulated minerals" has the power to cure aches and pains, make cheap wine taste better, and generally increase the quality of just about every aspect of their lives. Is it a miracle invention or a giant scam? We'll let you decide.
Red Bull BC One Cypher Las Vegas 2013 Final Round: Lil Rock vs Maynard First Round: Lil Demon vs Paranoid Android Held @ Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas 05/18/2013 Filmed by: Daniel & Anderson
More reality TV, just posting this for my car enthusiast...#BHZLife You've seen stereotypical Los Angeles. Beaches, bikinis and sunny skies. This show is about the OTHER LA, underground car meets, sexy import models, and go-go dancers. These are Roll Models! Follow the cast members on Twitter: Nikita Esco - @nikitaesco Jowe Lee - @itzjow3
Music video by Ciara feat. Nicki Minaj performing I'm Out. (C) 2013 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Part 3 of J. Cole's Bornsinner.com series; created by Dreamville. The third installment documents the relationship between Ibrahim "IB" Hamad and J. Cole. The site will feature unique, personally curated content each week leading up to the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner. Be sure to check back at http://bornsinner.com for more Born Sinner stories.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Brandon Westgate's part in Stay Gold was fucking awesome. To people really paying attention, this was not much of a surprise—he's been killing it for about 6 years now. Brandon is usually the kind of person that people write about by saying "he lets his skating do the talking," and that really doesn't work for our purposes, so Patrick went up to Wareham and coaxed Brandon into talking about cranberry bogs, lawn mower parts, and dentists who trade Vicodins for BJs. Part 2 You know when the Dalai Lama dies and all the older monks go out and scour the country side for his reincarnation? That's kind of what Steve Rodriguez does every time someone is poached from his team. Instead of laying out bells, glasses, and other assorted Lama possessions on a blanket to see if any of the young Lama candidates recognize them, Steve has a demo at Solstice Skate Shop in New Bedford, Massachusetts and lets the next big thing skateboarding come to him. Part 3 In this particular episode of the Brandon Westgate series, not only is the skating the gnarliest, but an old lady tries to impede his efforts in constructing the perfect video part.
Music Video By DANA Performing Refuge Original EP Coming This Summer Join The Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/LoveDanaMusic https://twitter.com/lovexodana http://lovedana.com/ Recorded @ Contrahype Studios (C) 2013 Sonic Villain Records, LLC
Mac Miller drops release date of new album "Watching Movies with the Sound Off" drops June 18th and talks about having twitter beef with Donald Trump at the age of 17! Download the Skee.TV | 24/7 App http://bit.ly/skeeapp Follow Mac Miller & Us On Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Youtube @MacMiller https://twitter.com/MacMiller https://instagram.com/Larryfisherman https://Facebook.com/macmillerfans http://www.macmillerofficial.com
Famed Brooklyn rapper Fabolous opens up about why he wasn't into appearing on the first season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" with his girlfriend Emily B. Fab also talks the public infatuation with the personal lives of celebrities and explains why he doesn't agree with the idea.
Greece's infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. The majority of its users are poor, often homeless, city dwellers reeling from the psychological and physical impacts of a country in the grip of economic collapse. Greece's infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. In part 2, we see how the police, fascists, anarchists, dealers and drug users are all fighting for local supremacy.
1st release from Angel Davanport's upcoming project, "Tribute to The Classics" To me this young lady is already a star, just has to get in the door of the industry or collab w/ a major artist...#BHZLife
These Fast & Furious Soundtrack songs are always kind of cheesy to me, decided to post it anyway just because I'm a bit excited to see the movie. Music video by 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa performing We Own It (Fast & Furious). (C) 2013 The Island Def Jam Music Group
Check out this sneak peek of FLY PANDA'S "I'M AWESUMMM" off their debut EP PANDAMONIUM Out Now #STUNT #SippinOnSyrup FLY PANDA "PANDAMONIUM" EP Free Download http://www.mtv.com/artists/fly-panda/ Film by Paul John / Midnight Cinema. @flypandafly @lukaskash @thewinterrae @corybold facebook.com/flypandamusic www.flypandamusic.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Edited by Crumbs. Style Elements 2013 Crew Trailer. This is a trailer made to promote their 19th Anniversary happening in San Jose, Ca. A weekend dance and music festival June 21-23rd. https://www.facebook.com/events/459529650786159/ For more info www.SEcrew.com
Buy The Family Sign on iTunes: http://bit.ly/TDuxnk or at Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/QerTR1 Directed by Carmela Makela - http://twitter.com/carmelamakela Credits: Director: Carmela Makela Producer: Sarah Park 1st AD: John Nasraway Cinematographer: Michael Ragen 1st AC: Joseph Canon 2nd AC: Andre Raygoza Gaffer: Will Elder Production Design: Mandy Chang & Jay Hougaard Makeup: Miki Chang Editor: Terry Huynh Coloring: Arnold Ramm Models: Melissa Kimbro & Nix Mione Young Men: Falou Biteye & Thomas Davis Connect with us: http://www.rhymesayers.com http://www.facebook.com/rhymesayers http://www.twitter.com/rhymesayers.com http://www.instagram.com/rhymesayers http://www.rhymesayers.com/atmosphere http://www.facebook.com/atmosphere http://www.twitter.com/atmosphere http://www.instagram.com/atmosphere
In Part Two of the Bridget Kelly Sessions, JAY Z's Life+Times joins BK at the 40/40 Club where she talks inspiration, keeping it light hearted, and working with The-Dream on "Seek and Destroy". Watch The Bridget Kelly Sessions Part I ► http://youtu.be/bO7VHkJmZns Watch more episodes of Roc Nation Artists ► http://bit.ly/rocnationartists
Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with BIG K.R.I.T. for an exclusive interview! Big K.R.I.T. talks about the "Friend Zone", how to get a girls number, people thinking people from Alabama aren't intelligent, Collaborative LP with Yelawolf, jumping in the crowd, "King Remembered In Time" mixtape & much more! Follow @BIGKRIT @jackthriller @thisis50 http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/big-k-r-i-t-talks-support-from-t-i-alabama-the-friend-zone-says
Artists sign up to perform at the next mixer: http://www.coast2coastlive.com Coast 2 Coast LIVE Atlanta Edition featuring guest judges: Music Mystro - Producer for Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, The Clipse and more DJ Trauma - V-103 Atlanta Dion Primo - Songwriter/Producer for T-Pain, Bun B, Plies, Slaughterhouse, Mobb Deep & More Focus - Grammy Winning Producer for Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Game, 50 Cent & More Featured performance by Crisis Fresh, Three Fifs, Phene, J-LP, & Cyhi The Prynce (G.O.O.D. Music) For more information on Coast 2 Coast LIVE Events visit http://coast2coastlive.com
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
SRGMF.COM and Proclaimed Truth Presents The C.U.S.P. (Creating Unique and Substantial Products). Our goal is to help people get a better idea of who and what an artist or brand is really about. The CUSP is here to help highlight brands in an attempt to bring awareness to creative entities in Chicago and Beyond. Shot by: SRG Damir D. & Proclaimed Truth Janel D. Check us out here: https://twitter.com/ThaCUSP https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-CUSP/593324857353027 http://thecuspchi.tumblr.com/ This episode highlights Chicago Hip-Hop Artist Vic Spencer. He is an alternative hip-hop artist giving people a look into his world. Watch the interview and get more info below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/VicSpencer Facebook: http://facebook.com/viccspenca SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/vicspencer Latest Project: #SpenceEthic http://www.mediafire.com/?gza5ty35d1bma
Juicy J recently sat down with DJ Scream and the Hoodrich Radio crew, where he talked about his new music, popularity of Molly, being ratchet during his come-up, and more. For more interviews subscribe to the official DJ Scream channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/djscreamtv?feature=watch
Artists sign up to perform at the next mixer: http://www.coast2coastlive.com Coast 2 Coast LIVE Detroit Edition featuring guest judges: Music Mystro - Producer for Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, The Clipse and more DJ Head - Multi-Platinum Grammy Winning Producer for Eminem, Jay-Z, D12 & more DJ Hen House - Core DJ / President of Detroit TA DJs Featured performance by J-LP, Cyhi The Prynce (G.O.O.D. Music) For more information on Coast 2 Coast LIVE Events visit http://coast2coastlive.com
Sao Paulo artist Herbert Baglione collects his blood to paint new bodies of work for his solo show in Mexico city titled, OBITUARY. Show opened May 18th, 2013 and will continue to exhibit for the rest of the month.
Kanye West performing Black Skinhead (Live on SNL) © 2013 NBC Studios, Inc. LLC. Distributed by Broadway Video Enterprises. Under License To The Island Def Jam Music Group
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas....well not this time, I was at the pool at and every song they played felt like Turn Up music, so I had to show y'all how to turn it up Vegas style....When you turn up in Vegas you gotta take it to a different level...BTW Let Me Explain in theaters July 3rd
Monster Kids aka Chi-Town Finest Breakers performs at Schurr High School Bgirl Spinderella head spins on a can at Power 106 LA all star charity event celebrity basketball players Like us on FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHI-TOWN-FINEST-BREAKERS/116498328799 Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/finestbreakers Twitter https://twitter.com/CTFBCREW Monster Kids!! http://www.monsterproducts.com/artistroster/kids.asp B-girl Spinderella bboy Ozzy bboy E-Fresh AKA Lil Crazzy Legz Bboy Turbo B-girl Precious
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out UCLA bound Zach LaVine's official mixtape displaying his abilities over the past year.
I remember seeing these cats do power for the first times in my #BreakLife live back in the day...#BHZLife My Old School Break Dance Crew Reunion 3 out of 7 member came back 2gether for our 25th reunion, from Chicago southside (Englewood) feat. Chicago Hip Hop legend DJ Quicksilver Cooley
Eve recently sat down with Hot 97, where she talked about her current projects, but things got way off track when Ebro asked Eve about her leaked adult tape. The "Gangsta Lovin" also talks about her boyfriend Max Cooper, his company Gumball 3000, and their relationship. http://www.vladtv.com/ For more interviews subscribe to the official Hot 97 channel -http://www.youtube.com/hot97
Wale unveils his second single "Love Hate Thing" ft. Sam Dew from his new album "The Gifted" available June 25th! Pre-Order "The Gifted" now! http://bit.ly/TheGiftedPreorder
The Bay and LA unite on Sway in the Morning, as Problem and IAMSU swing by our Shade 45 studios. Not only do these young independent hustlers talk about how they met, and how the west coast is coming together for a new sound, but they even performed "Ya Undastand Me" in-studio, with Sway on background vocals. Did you know IAMSU wrote and produced UP for Love Rance? Watch below as he explains the inception of the record.
Talib Kweli decodes the classic anthem "Get By" from his 2002 album, Quality, explaining the influence of JAY Z's "I Just Wanna Love You" and The Beatles in the writing of the record.
DJ Jazzy Jeff explains what he's currently doing with Red Bull and their Thre3Style Finals, where he judges new talent in the world of DJing. Jazzy Jeff also talks about how being a DJ has come full circle, and shares his thoughts on the meaning of "sucker DJ." http://www.vladtv.com/
We have a lot in store for you this week so kick back and get comfortable. Rocksmith has been putting out quality gear for the past few years and is ready to release their summer 2012 collection to the streets. We got an all access pass and went behind the scenes for a quick look at their summer gear. Juicy J has most recently been touring the country along with A$AP Ferg on the Trippy Tour. While in New York for a date at Irving Plaza Juicy stopped in downtown at Hook + Nail to celebrate his Fader magazine cover also featuring Earl Sweatshirt. Last but never least, Problem and Iamsu wrapped their Million Dollar Afro tour in New York at Santos Playhouse. @ebony_reece @blowhiphoptv Featured Video of the Week A$AP Ferg "Work" remix Top 5 Videos Camera: Wale Smith Pharoah Pres Isaac Aguirre Khomari Flash Stylist Vanessa Williams Editor Khomari Flash Color Correction Dark Shadow
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
En Noir has quickly ascended to the forefront of the fashion consciousness, with its minimalist philosophy and eye for detail and high-end fabric--from leather to calfskin to fur. Here, JAY Z's Life + Times sits down with founders CurT@!n$, Rob Garcia & Jason Wolter at TriBeCa boutique Patron of The New to discuss the brand's origins and landing at Barney's New York.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ran into BRICKHEADZ (Angel Brick & Sore) yesterday before I went to go hoop, and they told me this video was up of Ike Fantastik displaying some bball (basketball) skills. #BHZLife
JAY Z's Life + Times takes an exclusive look at the making of Florence + The Machine's "Over The Love" on The Great Gatsby Soundtrack. Sign up for our newsletter ► http://bit.ly/LifeandTimesUpdates
"This Is What Winning Looks Like" is a disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal. In part three, we see that the sad truth is, at the end of the day, we will be leaving behind ill-prepared security forces, which will likely lead to an increase in Taliban attacks, civilian casualties, and, overall, an increasingly dangerous and fragile nation. Watch parts 1 and 2 here: http://bit.ly/What-Winning-Looks-Like-1 http://bit.ly/What-Winning-Looks-Like-2
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Music Video By DANA Performing Take Me With You Original EP Coming This Summer Join The Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/LoveDanaMusic https://twitter.com/lovexodana http://lovedana.com/ Recorded @ Contrahype Studios (C) 2013 Sonic Villain Records, LLC
Osang Gwon is a Korean sculptor/photographer who is sick of arguing with his countrymen about which label best suits his medium. Avoiding traditional materials like wood, clay, and metal, Osang created his own genre -- Deodorant style -- that makes use of photo-covered foam. Originally released in 2010 on http://VICE.com
NBA All-Star and humanitarian Luol Deng has spent 9 years with the Chicago Bulls, leading the team in both victory and defeat. JAY Z's Life+Times spent some time with him off the courts to get a look into a day in his life as he prepared for the team's playoff run.
Alicia Keys, number 1 in Brazil! Bigs thanks to my Brazilian Fam for making Girl on Fire #1 !! - Alicia Keys
"This Is What Winning Looks Like" is a disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan security forces as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal. In part two, we see on-the-ground footage of fighting between the Afghan forces and the Taliban as well as insightful commentary from the documentary's producer, Ben Anderson. There are also exclusive interviews with the US Ambassador and the British Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan about the prospect of peace in the region.
The UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION & The Hip-Hop 4 Peace Initiative In Association with Chicago Urban Mines, E! Event & Chihiphop.org Presents The Inventor of The Scratch GRAND WIZARD THEODORE (Rocking a Live DJ Set!!!) at WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln Ave. $10/ $5 before 10pm Hosted by: LORD CASHUS D & The Universal Zulu Nation with Performances by: PHENOM, URBANIZED MUSIC, ANG13, NEWSENSE, NEAK & more... Sunday May 19th (Malcolm X B-DAY) Doors @ 8pm 21+ Early arrival strongly recommended Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/136845926505354/?context=create Contact Person: Mello: 7739926377 : ZuluNationMidwestChicago@gmail.com Coolout Chris: 7735928471 COOLOUTchris@yahoo.com
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Shot & Edited by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps This visual is created from footage of three recent performances of the #NewJetCity single #Mary shot in New York, Washington & Rhode Island. Download the mixtape from DatPiff here: http://www.datpiff.com/Curreny-New-Jet-City-mixtape.449095.html
Legendary Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli shares his thoughts on the popularity of Molly in hip-hop right now, and how he feels about artists like Tyga using it as subject matter for their songs. Talib also explains how influential music is when making choices about drugs.
Really appreciating this new joint from the fam, Rotimi. Saw this guy come up from the bottom for real. Even did the art work to his first single for him. Another star that I know that is on the top of his game in the industry today...#BHZLife Directed by Chris Amos & Travis LaBella Co-Starring Naturi Naughton Stay in Touch: Twitter: @Rotimi Facebook: @Rotimi1 Instagram: @RotimiMusic www.RotimiMusic.com
New music off of Statik's "Extended Play" which is comes out on June 18th.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Watsky didn't get to be as awesome as he is by accident, he puts a lot of care into the company he keeps!
Part 2 of J. Cole's Bornsinner.com series; created by Dreamville. The second installment documents the day in the life of Kendrick Lamar as he deals with new found fame. "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRETENDERS AND THE KENDRICK LAMARS." — COLE The site will feature unique, personally curated content each week leading up to the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner. Be sure to check back at http://bornsinner.com for more Born Sinner stories.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan in 2007 to make a film about the vicious fighting between underequipped British forces and the Taliban in Helmand, the country's most violent province. He didn't plan on staying for six years. But we're glad he did, because now we have This Is What Winning Looks Like, a disturbing new documentary about the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan government and its security forces as well as the role of US Marines during the troop withdrawal.
We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Brooklyn-based artists FAILE on their permanent installation, The 104 North 7th Project. The piece consists of thousands of handmade tiles designed by the artists, each individually pressed and painted, and then fired in a wood-burning kiln and shipped to the installation site. The tiles were then applied to the surface of the building by the artists and a team of helpers over several days. Well known for their explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage, as well as their use of unique materials, FAILE have created a beautiful tapestry of color, giving life and personality to a very plain structure. Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of
From the full length KILLmatic album on CD / 2LP / Digital WAR-MART T-Shirt and other official merch available at: http://www.demigodzstore.com All digital / FLAC formats: http://demigodz.bandcamp.com iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/killmatic/id593770700 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Killmatic-Demigodz/dp/B00BDBW0E4/ "Raiders Cap" (Apathy, Ryu, Motive, Celph Titled) Produced by Apathy Directed by Nicolas Heller Shot by Douglas E. Porter Edited by Yarick Williams Assistant Camera: Kyle Beiermeister
DayToday - 2050 Tour Season Finale Part 1 DayToday - 2050 Tour Season Finale Part 2 DayToday - 2050 Tour Season Finale Part 3 Dir. by Frank Paladino - @ftpalad
Visit us at : http://www.facebook.com/HelloHipHop On June 19th we will be having our second Protect Your Essence artist competition. To register, send an email to HelloHipHop@ymail This competition is open to solo artist & groups.Rappers,mc's,singers, spoken word artist are all welcome Prizes are as follows : 3rd place T-shirt from Chicago street wear brand No Love City PR promo package from #HelloHipHop for one release [1 Single,mix tape,album or video] One hour consultation with Community Service Records Artist/Owner VISUAL Booking at a future Hello Hip Hop event Runner Up T-shirt from Chicago street wear brand No Love City PR promo package from #HelloHipHop for one release [1 Single,mix tape,album or video] One hour consultation with Community Service Records Artist/Owner VISUAL Booking at a future Hello Hip Hop event Beats from Chicago producers Loose Cannon and DJ Mo Murda of Community Service Records Verse & hook for a feature on your track from VISUAL Grand Prize Music video sponsored by Hhrapinfo.com [Shot by Gerson Donis & directed by VISUAL] A photo shoot with Mo Parker of 1124 photo shoot 1 song recorded,mixed and mastered by FallOut Shelter Studios T-shirt from Chicago street wear brand No Love City PR promo package from #HelloHipHop for one release [1 Single,mix tape,album or video] One hour consultation with Community Service Records Artist/Owner VISUAL Booking at a future Hello Hip Hop event Beats from Chicago producers loose Cannon & DJ Mo Murda of Community Service Records Verse & hook for a feature on your track from VISUAL This is brought to you by #HelloHipHop & Community Service Records. Protect Your essence is a competition that helps artist gain exposure and learn about the business side of the music industry while maintaining their artistic integrity. To register, send an email to HelloHipHop@ymail This competition is open to solo artist & groups.Rappers,mc's,singers, spoken word artist are all welcome
DJ Skee unveils the NEW GALAXY S4 and offers a side-by-side comparison to the iPhone 5! Reviewing features such as Air Gesture, IR Remote functionality, Eye-Tracking/Scroll ability, and much more! Check out all the latest tech here at SkeeTV! Download the Skee.TV | 24/7 App http://bit.ly/skeeapp Follow Us On Twitter @DJSkee http://twitter.com/DJSkee @SkeeTV https://twitter.com/SkeeTV Follow Us On Instagram http://instagram.com/djskee http://instagram.com/skeetv Like Us On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DJSkee
Music video by Kendrick Lamar performing Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Explicit). (C) 2013 Aftermath/Interscope Records
Friday, May 10, 2013
Get the album "Di Captain" here: http://smarturl.it/vp1958 Freddie McGregor is a reggae icon with more than 30 years in the business. He has released over 40 albums, scored innumerable hits, led his own 'Big Ship' productions and label and maintained an international touring schedule. All while nurturing many young talents in the business, most notably his sons Stephen and Daniel (known as Chino).
Come along with JAY Z's Life+Times as we follow Roc Nation songtress, Bridget Kelly through her creative process for her new album. On this episode of The Bridget Kelly Sessions she breaks down the lyrics to her track "Special Delivery." Get "Special Delivery" on iTunes here- http://smarturl.it/SpecialDelivery
"What isn't marketable?" Starring: Ruby Yo! Jem Starr Kelly Ludden Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to WATCH scenes for the next episode where Ruby deals with marketing her image, getting yelled at by her stylists and some harsh truths about casting! Thanks for Watching!! Directed by Amar Mitra Produced by Tebitha Kulikowska Cinematography by Peilin Tan Camera by Eric Perez Sound Design by Nicholas Fanelli Second Unit Direction by Tebitha Kulikowska Edited by Theodore Rydberg Guest Starring: Madrid St. Angelo Andrew Pascale Javier Omar Camacho Kaori Nik Heppy Kulikowski
Music video by Pusha T performing Numbers On The Boards (Explicit). ©: Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./The Island Def Jam Music Group
The historical first ever VladTV Killaz Battle League event is going down on May 11th, and leading up to the epic day in battle rap history, Math Hoffa, T-Rex and DJ Vlad stopped by Hot 97 and chopped it up with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds about their battle and battling in general. During the interview, Math teamed up with Cipha Sounds and Rex linked up with Rosenberg for a brief on the spot freestyle battle. This event is going to be huge! The Killaz Battle event will take place on May 11th at Club Element located at 225 E. Houston St, NYC. Doors to the event will open at 3pm. If you'd like to purchase tickets prior to the day of the event, visit http://vladtv.eventbrite.com/. They're on sale for $30 if you buy them prior to the battle. Tickets are $40 if you'd like to purchase them at the door. It is a 21-and-over event only so ID is a MUST. The under-card will feature a battle between Bigg K vs Shotgun Suge and Hanz vs Iron Sheikh. Also on the card will be performances from Styles P and Loaded Lux. Subscribe to the official Hot 97 YouTube Channel here - http://www.youtube.com/hot97
I decided it was time for me to show y'all how to turn up again...this time I wanted to turn up with my kids... After looking at the video I think they was more turned up then I was...#KevinHart
Catch Banned Radio every Monday @ 7pm PST / 10pm CST starting May 20th on Skee 24/7! Visit Skee247.com or download the app @ http://bit.ly/skeeapp Trae Tha Truth & Tony Rock Present BANNED Radio on Skee 24/7 Trae Tha Truth, an undisputed veteran of Southern hip hop and staple of the Houston community, alongside superstar comedian Tony Rock are happy to announce the launch of BANNED Radio on the Skee 24/7 Radio Network. Broadcasting live from Hollywood, CA on Skee 24/7 Radio starting Monday, May 20th, 2013, BANNED Radio can be heard live every Monday at 10pm EST/7pm PST (with on demand versions available immediately after). BANNED Radio has been created partially in response to Trae's ban from commercial radio. With Skee having an established radio platform drawn from his 10+ years of radio experience, the alignment of Trae's BANNED Radio and Skee's network was natural. "I'm more than excited to bring BANNED Radio to the fans," says Trae. "To be able to be back on the air is incredible. It's going to be huge, believe that." "When Trae first brought the idea to me, I couldn't turn it down," stated Tony. "I've known Trae for a long time and to finally be able to work with him and create something unique is unbelievable." "In keeping true to Skee 24/7's vision of giving artists a voice and platform, I'm extremely excited to welcome Trae back to radio on his own terms," stated DJ Skee. "Alongside one of the funniest comedians in the business, the chemistry between Tony and Trae is undeniable, and I can't wait for people to hear BANNED." Trae's influence in the industry is unlike any other. With his larger-than-life influence and popularity in the city of Houston and the state of Texas, Trae has worked with the biggest names in music, including T.I., Future, Rick Ross, Game, Estelle, and countless others. Trae's street buzz and industry presence caught the attention of T.I., who signed the Texas rapper to his Grand Hustle imprint in 2012. Trae's philanthropic efforts also go unmatched. After years of serving his Houston community, Trae was awarded his own local holiday in Houston, now known as Trae Day, which is recognized every year in the city of Houston. American actor and stand-up comic Tony Rock has made his own contributions to the entertainment industry. With his brash but honest look at everyday life in his humor stemming from his New York childhood, Tony is recognized in the industry as a premier stand-up comedian, being featured on many respected comedy series and programs, including Comedy Central Presents, Apollo Live, Chelsea Lately, and more. Skee 24/7 has grown to be the premier standard definition of online radio, boasting an unparalleled lineup of programs and music unlike any other. Trae & Tony join the station as hosts alongside other influencers in the radio and music industry like Crooked I, Caroline D'Amore, DJ Fingaz, and more, with more personalities lined up in the near future. Special guests to the station have included Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Drama, DJ Aero, Tyga, Far East Movement, DJ Carnage, Problem, Rocko, actor Jon Huertas, Trinidad James, Mac Miller, and many, many others. You can listen to BANNED Radio by downloading the free Skee 24/7 app for your smartphone or visiting Skee247.com.
So last night I went with Alex and Alex (Lol, really Alex and Alex), to Double Door to see Mobb Deep. The crowd was not familiar but I actually thought it was a good thing. Saw, Jerry Azumah, Jory, Shabazz and other heads. The opening acts that I got to see were not what I expected from a Mobb Deep show. One dude had a old David Terrell jersey, that I guess he borrowed from a fan or friend and took it off in the middle of his set, underneath he had a Miami College jersey that made the crowd boo. When I saw him with the jersey on I was wondering why, but in the end, he show me why, lol. The sound system was way to low for a concert, barely could hear what even Mobb Deep was saying. I felt like I couldn't hear vocals even standing 10 feet away. Having the mic low doesn't help the host interact with the crowd. I've been doing live shows and DJing for quite sometime and I also stay true to being a fan of Hip Hop as well as active in this culture. Not one time did I hear anyone on the mic say, can you hear clear out there, or how do I sound to the crowd. Hopefully I wasn't the only one who felt that way and need my ears checked. The only thing I liked was Mobb Deep played mad classics in there set and that made it worth it in the end. Other than that, promoters should be more selective in their opening acts. If its pay to play, they should at least. Mobb Deep "Shook Ones Pt. II" (Live @ Double Door Chicago, May 9, 2013)
On this episode of The Round Up, the world's greatest DJ, Kid Capri and Shaheem Reid stop by Scratch DJ Academy to talk mixtape game, favorite moments in his career and new endeavors. More episodes of The Round Up ► http://bit.ly/TheRoundUp
Model and A$$ets Apparel owner Khrysti Hill shares her thoughts on the butt injection/implants craze sweeping the urban modeling world, and goes into the downsides of having these procedures. Khrystie also talks about the importance of being fit, and reveals if she'll get surgical enhancement in the future.
Shot & Edited by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps #birdseyeview #NewJetCity, the title track off of @CurrenSy_Spitta latest mix tape, is the fifth visual released for the project. You can download the "Certified Platinum" album from DatPiff for free here: http://www.datpiff.com/Curreny-New-Jet-City-mixtape.449095.html
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I remember breakin to this shit on repeat...#BHZLife "Last Dayz" was the only single by Onyx from their second album, All We Got Iz Us. Produced by member, Fredro Starr, Last Dayz has thus far been Onyx's last single to make it to the Billboard Hot 100, making it to 89 on the chart. "Last Dayz" (Instrumental) was used in the film 8 Mile. It was used as the instrumental for the rap battle between Lotto and B-Rabbit.
Hell on Earth is the third studio album by East Coast hip hop group Mobb Deep, which was first released on November 19, 1996, on Loud/RCA/BMG Records
"Watching Movies" NEW track from Watching Movies With The Sound Off AVAILABLE June 18 Get "S.D.S." now at http://smarturl.it/MacSDS Get TICKETS and VIP PACKAGES for The Space Migration Tour at http://macmillerofficial.com/tour
IAMSU! - "Goin' Up" ft. Wiz Khalifa (Produced by P-Lo of The Invasion) Director - Kreayshawn http://www.hbkgang.com
Kami De Chukwu drops new music today and he and Tokyo Shawn delivers dope bars over a Thelonious Martin-produced cut for ‘For The People’. Expect this track to end up on the New Kids On The Blog from Sandlot and Mostly Junk Food, coming soon. Stream and/or download ‘For The People’ above.
A$AP Rocky "Suddenly" Documentary (Trailer) Follow A$AP Rocky along his meteoric rise to stardom from Harlem to around the globe as we go behind the scenes to the studios, tours, brawls, fashion shoots, video sets and all the way back to the humble beginnings that spawned a worldwide movement. http://asvpxrocky.com http://blowhiphoptv.com #suddenlyfilm Buy LONG.LIVE.A$AP (LP) http://smarturl.it/LONGLIVEASAP Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/asvpxrocky http://twitter.com/blowhiphoptv http://twitter.com/theicu Follow on tumblr: http://blowhiphoptv.tumblr.com
If you watch a lot of TV, you know Harold Dieterle from winning the first season of Top Chef. If you love food and eat out in New York often, then you know him from the three outstanding restaurants he owns: Perilla, Kin Shop, and his latest, the Marrow. Going into this episode, I thought because of Harold's experience with filming that this was going to be a piece of cake, and he would drop everything to tell the camera about how his love of cooking evolved from an early age, and blah blah blah, etc., etc. Instead, for the first hour of filming, he yelled a lot while juicing rhubarbs, and I was completely relieved. Harold chose his good friend John Fraser, of Dovetail, to join him at his usual haunt, Blue Ribbon, for some Yuzu Highs and fried chicken before getting a nightcap at their favorite bar, Daddy O. Enjoy. Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of
Special thanks to Muscle Milk: http://www.musclemilk.com Check out the re-cap of the 2013 Ballislife All American game & festivities featuring some of the top players in the nation. The game featured Aquille Carr, Isaac Hamilton, Malcom Allen, Marcus Allen, Zach LaVine, Jaron Hopkins, Elijah Brown, Christian Wood, Jordan Bell, Roschon Prince, Deonte Burton, Paul Watson, Dustin Thomas, Julian Jacobs, Derrick Griffin, Jack Karapetyan, Payton Banks, Kris Yanku, Brandon Randolph & Khleem Perkins. Elijah Brown & Jordan Bell were named MVPs of the game. Zach LaVine was the winner of the dunk contest.
A$AP Rocky chopped it up with Hot 97's Angie Martinez recently, and revealed some minor details regarding his career opportunities. When asked about his future endeavors, A$AP hinted at possible acting jobs that may come his way. Hear what he had to say above. Interview with Hot 97 - http://www.youtube.com/hot97
Music Video By DANA Performing Teach Me Tonight Original EP Coming This Summer Join The Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/LoveDanaMusic https://twitter.com/lovexodana http://lovedana.com/ Recorded @ Contrahype Studios (C) 2013 Sonic Villain Records, LLC
Available on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/jmqueen Directed by Alan Ferguson Q.U.E.E.N. featuring Erykah Badu From The Upcoming Album, The Electric Lady © 2013 Atlantic Records
Crazy how I'm listening to this and thinking about the same concept. http://57thave.com "Student Of The Game" album in stores now! Follow NORE: Twitter: Noreaga Instagram: mrsuperslime Pheed: NORE Facebook: NORE57 Directed by Garcia
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Buy Hokey Fright on iTunes: http://bit.ly/X8AcU9 Buy CD/Picture Disc Vinyl from Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/Y5yMU2 Album out now. On Tour this Summer! http://bit.ly/hokeyfrighttour http://rhymesayers.com/theuncluded http://facebook.com/theuncluded http://twitter.com/theuncluded
New Joell Ortiz Single produced by Static Selektah off the new DJ FUNK MASTER FLEX Who You Mad At ? Me Or Yourself ? Mixtape go download it now ,The video features appearances from the New York Giants own Victor Cruz , the hip hop veteran Lil fame of M.O.P , Spanish hip hop superstar Tego Calderon , Livin Proof , Lil Monstaz , Dj Julio Storm and The Block Royal Family. Follow us on twitter @JoellOrtiz @Dptvfilms Bookings for Joell Ortiz contact: Dennisstyle@gmail.com Video bookings : WWW.RRAWFILMS.COM and also WWW.DPTVFILMS.COM Submitted by : @TitoGrahmz