Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sole & DJ Pain 1 | Sludge Factorie (V8 & Morbidly-O-Beats) ft. DJ Ambideckstriks | Empty Bottle September 11, 2014

Death Drive is a collision of two very distinct worlds; the scorched earth of indie rap legend, Sole, and the concrete jungles of certified platinum producer, DJ Pain 1. 'Death Drive' combines modern pop/rap aesthetics with the political edge reminiscent of hip-hop classics such as “Fear Of A Black Planet". The album is set for release on June 10th 2014, with Spin recently premiering the searing album cut "Coal" (also available on Soundcloud here). Sole & DJ Pain1 utilize the golden era hip-hop approach of a rapper and DJ without employing gimmicks or trappings of more formulaic two-turntables-and-a-mic unions. Cross-pollination between mainstream music and the underground has been happening for years, but it's unique alliance when two personalities like these lock up for a collaboration, let alone for an entire album. In a period of human history where critical music is absent from the airwaves, this is true resistance music.


BRICKHEADZ | Pritzker Park | August 1st, 2014

Chicago Loop Alliance: BRICKHEADZ Live Pritzker Park

The park, which was recently reimagined by the Chicago Park District, is conveniently located at the south end of the State Street corridor, in the intersection of several Loop universities and the Harold Washington Library. Chicago Loop Alliance has filled the park with blue tables and chairs and will be maintaining the space daily through its Clean Team program.

Enjoy this Friday Summer Time Weather and watch your favorite Chicago Breakin' Crew

perform w/ Official BRICKHEADZ DJ

From 11:30am - 1:00pm

Picture Cirque De Soleil crashing a fight between Bruce Lee and James Brown, interrupted by a musical dissertation on the wonders of physics. There is no better way to get a crowd’s attention than with Chicago’s most acclaimed breakdancing crew, the Brickheadz. Spinning, hopping, and sliding on hands, head shoulders and elbows, and all while rocking the beat of the music—dance doesn’t get better than this. The beat drops, hands clap, and insanity ensues. A guy comes out, leaps on to one hand, spins backward onto the other, spins five times on that hand, drops to his head, ten more spins, followed by an array of indescribable, flipping, bouncing, whirling and acrobatic contortionism, which he stops on a dime in an impossible looking pose which he holds long enough for someone to ask “what the @#$% is that!?!” It’s the BRICKHEADZ, and following the first dancer, are up to twenty others with their own unique styles in which to make you wet your pants. This is a performance.

Watching solo after solo, audiences are convinced they have landed in an unchartered universe. Just when this new matrix reality to which the audience is introduced begins to seem somewhat believable, the performance elevates to the next level. The dancers synchronize and interweave their cringe-producing combinations and flow into choreography crisp enough for Radio City Music Hall. “Where am I? Who is that?”

The BRICKHEADZ—defying gravity and riding the curves of space since 1985. They have traveled to nearly every state in the U.S. and been flown nationally and internationally to compete in breakdancing competitions. The crew has performed at Lollapalooza, danced with KRS One, opened for Pharoahe Monch, demonstrated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and been hired by Mayor Daley. The crew has also performed at gallery openings, block parties, street festivals, movie releases, store openings and more personal events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and bar/bat mitzvahs to name a few.

Members of the Brickheadz, teach and perform, throughout Chicagoland and beyond, maintaining an unparalleled professionalism in the art of breakdancing/bboying. What better way to thrill your quests and ignite your party than with a performance by Chicago’s number one breakdancing crew.

PLUTO vs VINZ | Yalta Summer Jam 2014 | Special 1on1 |

Yalta Summer Jam 2014 Special 1on1 (1/8 Final)
Pluto (Ruffneck Attack) vs Vinz (Back2school)

Winner: Vinz (Back2school)

Common Talks J. Dilla Regrets, Battling Kanye & Chicago Hardship

Common sat down with Rikki Martinez to talk his new album 'Nobody's Smiling', battling Kanye, his biggest regret when it comes to J Dilla and so much more.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#HelloHipHop | JR BLAC Second Wind | Release Party

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Nathan Knew

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Lana Del Rey | Ultraviolence | Official Music Video

Here it is, the much anticipated and haunting new video, made entirely on iPhone (!), for the title track from Lana Del Rey's smash LP 'Ultraviolence' out now via Interscope/Polydor. Order your copy:

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Guuru Sagod | In Music We Trust | Dir. By @bazookafilms77 | Prod. By @dfuknb

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The Cypher Effect is a JDS FILMS Production 2014

Lil Durk ft. French Montana | Fly High | Official Music Video | Shot By @AZaeProduction

Lil Durk ft. French Montana | Fly High | Official Music Video | Shot By @AZaeProduction

Statik Selektah | Alarm Clock | ft. Ab-Soul, Jon Connor & Logic

New music off Statik Selektah's upcoming album, 'What Goes Around,' out August 19th on Showoff Records / Duck Down Music.

The album is currently available for pre-order at iTunes for only $8.99. Fans who pre-order the album at iTunes, will instantly receive three songs:
"Carry On" feat. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs
"The Imperial" feat. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5' 9" & Black Thought
"Alarm Clock" feat. Ab-Soul, Jon Connor & Logic

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If you pre-order the album (physical or digital version), email proof of purchase to and you'll receive a bonus 6-song EP, entitled 'Comes Around.' The EP will be sent via email as a download link to a folder containing the 6 songs.

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Bizzy Crook | The Come Up | Prod. Boi-1da

Bizzy Crook | The Come Up | Prod. Boi-1da

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Planet Asia x Tzarizm | Satellite Channels | Official Music Video

Planet Asia x Tzarizm "Satellite Channels" from the Album
"Via Satellite" Available Worldwide July 29th.
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Produced by TzariZM for Strangaz Productions.
©2014 Doxside Music Group
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Video Credits:
Directed x Shot x Edited by Varras Tower @Varrastower
Produced by: Varras Tower Films
Cinematographer: Edward Jensen
Cinematographer 2: Michael Valverde
Camera 2: Javier Ordoñez
Assistant Director: Denis Korol
Stunt Coordinator: Paul O' Connor
Special Effects: Charles Bennethum
Make Up: Amy Neral
Hair: Evita Taylor

Onyx | TurnDaFucUp (Prod by Snowgoons) | Dir. by RomeYork

Onyx - #WakeDaFucUp Album Produced by Snowgoons!


Video directed by Trash Secco & RomeYork
Starring Emmanuel Unukoro

Dance Club | Vinyl Destination

After a little "Milkshake and Beef" in Dusseldorf, Skillz and DJ Ferno decide to take it out on the dance floor in Heidelberg. Follow the team as they make their way across Germany.


Bizzy Crook | No Limit | Official Music Video

Bizzy Crook | No Limit | Official Music Video

Monday, July 28, 2014

Aye Be You | Get Mine | Official Music Video

Aye Be You | Get Mine | Official Music Video

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ШАДР vs KOSTO | Yalta Summer Jam 2014 | Footwork Battle | BboyWorld

Yalta Summer Jam 2014 Footwork Battle (1/4 Final):

Winner: Kosto (Top9)

- DJ Nail

- Freeze (Ghost Crew)
- Den (Ruffneck Attack)
- Kinder (ESBB)

Ruste Juxx, Hex One & Blaq Poet | Back At It" 7 | Vinyl Single (Prod. by 80-M, cuts by DJ Tha Boss)

Ruste Juxx, Hex One & Blaq Poet "Back At It" 7" Vinyl Single (Produced by 80-M, cuts by DJ Tha Boss)

Apollo Brown ft. Roc Marciano | Lonely & Cold | Official Music Video

Apollo Brown ft. Roc Marciano | Lonely & Cold | Official Music Video

From the Album "Thirty Eight"
Out now on Mello Music Group.
Directed by Jay Brown.

VISUAL | Watch What The Devil Gets | Official Music Video @Mr2Canons

Off Supreme Science on iTunes now

VISUAL | Watch What The Devil Gets (official video)

Produced by @LooseCannon773
Shot by @Mr2Canons

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Sunday, July 27, 2014


Music "Rooftop" By Blackdoe


Music "Negrito Arabico" By Funky Bijou

Luan Oliveira Vs Cody Cepeda | BATB7 | Championship Battle

Luan Oliveira and Cody Cepeda battle it out in a game of S.K.A.T.E. for the Championship of Battle at The Berrics 7 - Pros vs Joes. There will only be one winner...

The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer | Video

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are anxiously waiting on the upcoming season after Officer Rick and his fragmented group finally reached the supposed safe haven of Terminus. After discovering the true nature of the stronghold, Season 5 finds the group making a dangerous trek to Washington. D.C. where a cure of the zombie disease supposedly exists.

Season 4 ended with Officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, sneering that the Terminus inhabitants are messing with the wrong people, which is where Season 5′s trailer begins. The group is seen attempting to escape, and Officer Rick sees some of the food prep from the cannibals inside Terminus. As always with The Walking Dead, it’s difficult to figure out who stays and goes, but it does look like Glenn, played by Steven Yuen, might be one of the first to fall.

If you were saddened by the possibility of Officer Rick’s Baby Judith becoming a tasty zombie morsel, fear not. Rick and Judith reunite at some point during the season. Also returning is the samurai sword-wielding Michonne, played by Danai Gurira. We won’t give it all away, but this season looks to capitalize on the thrills of the last.

The Walking Dead debuts October 12 on the AMC network.

Check out The Walking Dead Season 5, which debuted at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, trailer below. Let us know in the comments any clues you picked up after watching.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vados vs Дебошир | Yalta Summer Jam 2014 Powermove Battle |

Vados vs Дебошир | Yalta Summer Jam 2014 Powermove Battle |

Winner: Vados (Artic Rockers/Gust Life Crew/Navi)

Judge: Pluto (Ruffneck Attack)

DJ: DJ Kirumba

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Friday, July 25, 2014

#TGIF Common ft. Big Sean | Diamonds | Official Music Video (Explicit)

#TGIF Common ft. Big Sean | Diamonds | Official Music Video (Explicit)

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E-Turn & SPS | Lucid

"Lucid," the newest video for hip-hop artist E-Turn and DMC USA Champion SPS, is the fourth single off their debut album, Dark Trust. This video, directed by Orlando videographer Varras Tower, is intended to display E-Turn's lyrical ability and SPS's turntable skills whilst providing a pop of colorful visuals to accompany the music. Varras Tower has also directed videos for artists including Planet Asia, Blueprint, and Shabazz The Disciple. A lighthearted production, Lucid displays the celebration and showmanship of hip-hop's many elements.

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Directed by Varras Tower @VarrasTower
Cinematographer: Ed Jensen

First-Look of Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall is included as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will be accessible digitally on Xbox Live beginning on November 11, 2014.

Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they’re drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they’re forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.

Led by world class talent such as executive producer Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, award-winning director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Pillars of the Earth, Heroes), and written by Paul Scheuring (A Man Apart, Prison Break), Halo: Nightfall takes full advantage of Xbox One’s seamless blend of high-quality visuals and rich interactive storytelling features, connecting the games and the series in innovative new ways.

“In science fiction, we're always searching for new frontiers. We're drawn to the unknown,” said Scott. “With Halo: Nightfall, we're pioneering a new medium in terms of interactive storytelling on Xbox. It’s going to be fun for long-time fans to see how the worlds come together with an ambition to attract new fans along the way with what we’ve created.

Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable Revealed | Video

Pioneer has officially announced their brand new analog vinyl turntable called the PLX-1000. This new Turntable by has most of the original layout of the iconic Technics 1200's that DJ's are familiar with along with some Super-OEM DNA and other minor improvements and adjustments to set it apart from the rest of the pack. The PLX-1000 also has the familiar Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver/nickel accents. Check out the words and demo from legendary turntablists Q-Bert and Shortkut in the video below to get an early look at the PLX-1000.

The PLX-1000 has most of the familiar layout of a Technics 1200 with updates to make it that much better. For starters, it has the same Super-OEM turntable motor that is much more powerful than the standard Technics. This is the same motor in the Stanton ST-150's and other turntables like the new Reloop RP-8000 that we recently reviewed. Another upgrade to the PLX-1000 over the 1200's would be the removable (and replaceable) RCA cable and power cables. The PLX-1000 also has additional sound dampening and rubber reinforcements inside the turntable and also inside the tonearm which makes it a bit heavier than a 1200. Another nice touch is that the start/stop button has also been replaced with the play/pause button from the CDJ series. The PLX-1000 turntable also has new tempo range adjustments of ±8% and ±16% to ±50% while the classic 1200 only had 8%. One other item to note is the absence of a Phono to Line switch which means these turntables don't have an internal pre-amp as some other turntables, so its Phono Mixer RCA inputs for these only.

The Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable has a suggested retail price of $849 according to the press release below and we'll have a full demo and walkthrough at the Atlantic City DJ Expo Next Month, so stay tuned!

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Hot Since 82 - Shadow - Moda Black
Krystian Shek - Destroy And Rebuild V1.1

Stalley | One For The $

From their upcoming #GiveTheSummerSome mixtape, DJ S.WHiT and DJBase unveil a new track by Stalley called “One For The $.”

The record has a undeniable bounce and is packaged around a Lil Wayne sample that chants, “One for the money, two for the show/ Now clap your hands if you gotta a bankroll.” The MMG rapper delivers verses that are reflective of his life and current successes using his patented off–kilter flow.

Credit the production to Block Beattaz, who sampled Weezy’s “Got Money.”

“One For The $” is the second Stalley release of recent weeks. The last was a proper visual for “Feel The Bass” from his Honest Cowboy project.

The Hypemen Podcast |The Lost Episodes: Jean Grae

Way…..way….way….back in the day (aka 2010), when the entire concept of a rap podcast was still in its infancy, there was the Hypemen podcast. Up until the last episode in July of 2011, the Rosenthal brothers and Jensen Karp delivered almost 50 episodes of incredibly nerdy, incredibly funny in-depth interviews, and we were there to lend a helping hand.

But then, like an Amazonian rainforest reclaiming a once great Mayan civilization, the Hypemen was lost to the fog of time. iTunes stopped carrying the podcast, we had to switch servers and our streams died, and just like that, some seriously great hip-hop interviews were digitally buried. Thankfully, I worked some server magic and managed to recover every episode, the guys were down to revive the podcast, and here we are.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be re-issueing some of the Hypemen’s best episodes. Up next, the one and only Jean Grae. This is an episode for the record books not only because it was the very first Hypemen podcast ever but, you know, Jean's fucking hilarious. We're talking BBQ-ing with Lil’ Mama, run-ins with Tyrese, Talib Kweli’s collaboration with Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj as the ‘Highlander’ and much more.

Cormega | Industry | VIDEO

Cormega drops a smooth visual for the potent “Industry” off of his just released Mega Philosophy which features beats from Large Professor.

The black and white clips features imagery that keeps in line with the songs beware of the shady record industry theme.
“Men lie, women lie, numbers can be altered to look high, shareholders hates taking losses/This is business, they don’t care about your lyrics/The better you sell, the better future for their children,” spits Mega.

You can stream Mega Philosophy right here, and if you like what you hear, go ahead and cop it off iTunes. Watch the video for “Industry” below.

Cormega offered up his Mega Philosophy LP, on July 22, via Aura/Slimstyle, for free, full streaming exclusively in The DJBooth.

Speaking with DJBooth, the Queensbridge vet stated, "An artist, a true artist, in one way or another evolves. Mega Philosophy is my evolution. This is the album that I really wanted to show that I’m an artist. I’m not somebody who’s trying to live off of glorifying my past street life, I’m not somebody who’s trying to sensationalize or use beef or conflict or controversy [to sell albums]. I’m trying to show that I’m a creative artist. This is the album that will tell me if I belong on the list of hip-hop's greatest emcees. I’m a lyricist, an MC, but at the core, I'm a poet who recites over a beat."

The project packs 11 original jams, none of which has previously been featured on our pages. Included is lead single "Industry." AZ, Black Rob, Chantelle Nandi, Jarell Perry, Maya Azucena, Nature, Raekwon, Redman and Styles P. make guest appearances on the set, which is produced in its entirety by Large Professor.

Nick Abat (Artistics Tribe/Style Elements) Sets | #SEC20 | #SXSTV

Nick Abat (Artistics Tribe/Style Elements) Sets | #SEC20 | #SXSTV

Even though Nasty Calamities was on fire all night between Nasty Ray, Eranetik, and Lancer, the bboy of the night had to be Nick Abat and his abstract style. Globe Trotters had been down to only one bboy left in last man standing a few times during the night, but Nick Abat held it down and got the crowd moving.

After the finals were over and Nasty Calamities became the winners, Style Elements announced that Nick Abat and Dev1aire had been added to SEC.

Style Elements 20th Anniversary July 18 - 20 in San Jose, CA

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Angie Martinez | THE TRUTH w/ Elliott Wilson

On the latest episode of The Truth, Elliott Wilson catches up with Angie Martinez, who discusses her reasons behind leaving Hot 97 after two decades and joining competitor Power 105.1.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

M.I.A. | Gold

Dutch DJ duo the Partysquad contributed production to M.I.A.’s Matangi, and now they’ve aligned again for a song on The Partysquad Summer Mixtape 2014. It’s a typically noisy M.I.A. track that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Kala, with a beat that remains spacious despite busy drum programming and various agitated blasts of sound. It almost reminds me of “Turn Down For What,” though the recent radio hit Maya interpolates here is Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal.” Get into it below.

Tink on Love, Loyalty and Loneliness

For two years, Tink has been deftly straddling the rapper/singer divide. The 19-year old Chicago-based artist resembles a grittier, rawer Aaliyah on heart-wrenching ’90s-R&B-style love songs and raps with the kind of witty, takes-no-shit attitude (“What if I told you that you bore me and it’s no longer fun/ And while we’re talking I’ve been texting three niggas at once?”) She’s been releasing consistently impressive mixtapes since her debut project “Winters Diary,” which contained the ride-or-die ballad “Bonnie and Clyde” that first caused ripples online, and 2012′s “Blunts and Ballads.” It’s still the best showcase of her fierce-to-tender talent range, but the widespread critical acclaim she’s received for her latest release, “Winters Diary 2,” seems to be her tipping point to stardom.

It’s about time, too: Tink’s talent is undeniable, and she has an alarming knack for wringing out every emotion on the romantic spectrum, whether it’s lust, heartbreak, frustration or sheer adoration. She’s a sweet-voiced teenager, but she sings with a moody maturity and conviction that makes her sound like an older sister: warning you away from unfaithful, ain’t-shit dudes, yet empathizing with you when you run back to them anyway. I caught up with Tink over the phone to discuss money, loyalty and the dubious aspects of being a “female rapper.”


I hear you’re in New York right now, what’s going on there?

I’m doing a lot of interviews and networking, and I’ve been in the studio with Sleigh Bells. I’m working with them on one of their songs they’re about to release.

You’re dropping a lot of new music on your Soundcloud right now. Recently you tweeted, “I can’t stop working. I need a mil by age 21.” Can you tell me a bit about what drives you to work so hard at such a young age?

Yeah, that’s real. I have a point to prove. I want to be able to reach people through the music, and I want it to be bigger than just Chicago; bigger than just America. And of course, with the hard work comes the money, the millions; so I’m chasing it.

Tink, 'Molly Love'
via YouTube

A lot of your music and your Boss Up mixtape in particular is about pursuing money, and in your songs you quite often talk about money being a bigger priority for you than romantic relationships. In a lot of ways, your music is like the female version of “money over bitches.” Can you talk to me about that?

I like to bring messages to the music, and especially with female [rappers], we don’t have a lot of empowerment in the music. So when I’m writing and putting songs together, I always think, “What’s gonna motivate somebody my age?” They listen to me, especially young teenagers and young females. I do talk about money a lot. The guys, though they do the same thing: “money over bitches,” “money over hoes.” In my eyes, it’s the same way. If they’re gonna feel that way about us, well, I’m gonna feel the same way about them. I’m gonna make money my priority as well.

You’re from Chicago and you’re coming up alongside artists like Katie Got Bandz and Sasha Go Hard. What’s it like being female and trying to make it in the rap world? Are there any particular challenges that your male counterparts don’t face?

The females, we have to do so much more to be recognized. It’s crazy, because guys in the music game don’t have to have a specific look, people just accept them the way they are. A guy doesn’t have to do much, but they expect females to have a certain look or dress a certain way; move a certain type of way. And we get stereotyped as far as the music; people expect female raps to be about sex and to be explicit for them to listen. For me, I don’t like staying in that type of lane; I like to talk about real matters. That’s really the biggest thing as a female: getting that respect.

Do you feel a sense of solidarity with the other women in the game right now or is it more of a competitive vibe, or both?

It’s definitely competitive. I think females kind of distance ourselves a lot more than the guys do. Guys will reach out to other male artists and work from there, but with females it’s very competitive. I have nothing but love for every female artist. We stay in our lane, but it’s not like I have a problem with or look down on any other female rapper from Chicago. I wanna see everybody make it.

What do you think of labels like “female rapper” — does it ever get annoying to be defined by the fact that you’re a woman in this industry?

Yeah, sometimes. To me it’s so obvious: People don’t go around saying “Hey, we’ve got a new male rapper on the rise!” It goes back to the thing I said earlier about having to work harder for respect: We don’t even get called “artists,” it’s always “female artist”; you have to start at “female” before you say what I am. It is annoying because at the end of the day it’s females that go harder than some of the guys; for me it needs to be unified.

Tink, 'Treat Me Like Somebody'
via YouTube

Who else do you think is really killing it right now?

I look up to Chance the Rapper so, so much. His takeoff was just so authentic: over the past few years when he was rising, doing everything independent — it’s motivating to see him come from the same place I came from. I really look up to him a lot. He doesn’t follow trends, which I also like. When Chicago was coming up with the drill movement I noticed that he didn’t conform to it, and that’s great to see.

One of the themes that comes up a lot in your music is loyalty, especially within romantic relationships, and that’s a hot topic at the moment now that Chris Brown’s “Loyal” remix is all over the radio. What’s your take on the idea that “these hoes ain’t loyal”?

Guys can say that “these hoes ain’t loyal” but I don’t feel like they really look in the mirror. I’ll be honest: Females react off how we feel; a female can be loyal, but you can’t expect her to be if you’re not loyal yourself. It’s only so much that a female is gonna take! It’s just sad that the guys can point the finger, but they can’t admit to what they do. Nowadays guys think it’s OK for them to do whatever they want and the females can’t. They expect the females to stay loyal — you can’t do what you want, or talk to whoever — but I’m gonna talk to these other chicks and that’s OK ’cause I’m a guy. I think it’s a bunch of BS; it’s unfair.

One thing that’s so compelling about your music is its emotional depth, and you touch on every romantic feeling — from being deeply in love with a guy to being heartbroken to not giving a fuck about dudes at all. On “Don’t Tell Nobody” you say, “Fuck that love shit, I don’t feel none of that.” Can you explain that? Is that where you’re at right now?

We all have our moments where, even if we are in love, we just don’t really feel it. It can get to a point with a guy where you can be in love and you’re in a relationship, but when he acts up and doesn’t treat you the way you should be treated, you just feel like this can’t be love, you know? I don’t feel love right now, this isn’t how love should feel. So that line is a “moment” type statement, when you’re mad and you’re like “fuck love, I don’t feel that.” One of those argument statements that you make!

Tink, 'Don't Tell Nobody'
via YouTube

You have a project in the works with Timbaland right now. Can you tell me about that? What else is coming up for you?

Yeah, we’ve been in the studio working; working hard. I don’t have a due date or a release date or even a time for it yet, because I really want this project to make sense; I can’t rush it. I have to take my time with it, but it’s going to be soon; you’ll start to hear the production. Me and Sleigh Bells have a joint together and we’re going to shoot a visual for it. This summer and going into the fall I have so much planned, and I really want to start collab’ing with people outside of my genre and push myself to tap into different sounds. Just expect a lot of different things from me.

That’s exciting. Finally, is there anything you’d like to say to your haters?

My message would honestly be that you can’t stop shit, simple as that. You can do whatever you want, you can hate all day, but you can’t stop shit.

By Madeleine Holden Contributor/Wondering Sound

Okay Acoustic: Liam Bailey | On My Mind

One of Okayplayer's artists to watch this year, soul and reggae singer Liam Bailey gave us an intimate acoustic performance of his recent release "On My Mind."

Producer: Allison Swank
Videographers: Jake Remington + Jay Sprogell
Editor: Jay Sprogell


Lecrae | Nuthin | Audio

Hear Lecrae's first single off his upcoming album Anomaly! Share your thoughts with #IHEARDNUTHIN and #ANOMALY!

Twittter: @Lecrae
Instagram: @Lecrae

Luan Oliveira | Movimento Lento

Luan Oliveira's explosive flick and perfect flip tricks filmed on a RED cam and slowed down to 120 frames per second. And not a single flaw.

Nas Discovers Family Past On PBS Show Finding Your Roots

Nas is a veteran MC at this stage of the game, he still has lots to learn. The Queensbridge artist appeared on the PBS series Finding Your Roots, and discovered plenty regarding his family’s history.

In its second season, Finding Your Roots, hosted by Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., takes its celebrity guests on a trip to the past using DNA testing to reveal to the stars their ancestry. In a panel discussion on Wednesday, Nas spoke about what it was like to learn more about his family tree as reported by the Associated Press.

From the AP:
When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” he welcomed the opportunity.

But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel discussion Wednesday.

“First I was enraged when I looked at the bill of sale,” Nas said. “I was like, that guy that owned property owes me some cash. My people made him really wealthy, so maybe I should find his family and talk.”

Joining Nas at the panel discussion as part of the Television Critics Association Press Tour event in Beverley Hills, Ca. were actor Courtney Vance, actress Khandi Alexander, author Anna Deavere Smith, and Gates as well.

Nas says he intends to dig even deeper, but doesn’t have plans to include his discovery in his music.

The second season of Finding Your Roots debuts on PBS Sept. 23. View the preview for the show here.

Apollo Brown | Rhythm Roulette

On this episode of Rhythm Roulette, we travel up to “The D” to meet up with the King of ’97 Cool Edit chopping— Apollo Brown.


Chance The Rapper | I Am Very Very Lonely | Video

Chance The Rapper fans have been clamoring for new content, since his releases have been rather sporadic post-Acid Rap. Today, he returns with a proper visual for “I Am Very Very Lonely,” a track released back in May to celebrate the aforementioned project’s one-year anniversary.

The clip doubles as a reminder that Chance will take the stage at Lollapalooza in his native Chicago on August 3. The MC makes a brief appearance in the beginning scenes, leaving viewers to see a few near sexual interactions between a man and woman who clearly have a rhythm.

Let’s hope that Chance has more up his sleeve like, say, some new music when he hits the Lollapalooza stage. See the Chance The Rapper and Austin Vesely-directed video for “I Am Very Very Lonely” below.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Marissa ft. K Camp | BTS Photoshoot for "Rules" (@ItsRissaBae)

"Rules" ft K Camp Available on iTunes!

Marissa takes us behind the scenes with her family/team as she shoots for her debut record "Rules" ft. K Camp Prod. by Big Fruit!

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Little Dragon Breaks Down "Nabuma Rubberband" | DECODED

On the latest episode of DECODED, Little Dragon breaks down the lyrics of "Nabuma Rubberband" and talks about the extinction of birds.

Coast 2 Coast LIVE | San Antonio Edition & Burmingham Recap

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B.o.B | THE NATION ft. Jake Lambo | Official Music Video

B.o.B | THE NATION ft. Jake Lambo | Official Music Video

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Pharrell Williams | Come Get It Bae | Official Music Video

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Dilated Peoples | Finding Focus

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PARADOX in Asakusa Temple, Tokyo | YAK FILMS

Published on Jul 22, 2014
Music "Wurly" by Tek.lun

Filmed with a pre-release Sony a7S camera and a Canon 5Dmk3, with vintage Nikon lenses.

SOULeBrity Finals | Top 9 Cypher | #SEC20 | #SXSTV

SOULeBrity Finals | Top 9 Cypher | #SEC20 | #SXSTV

Top 9:
Maji Claire
Lily Frias
Laura Avila
Taco Flavored Kisses

Animal (Midus and Marie Poppins)
Lily Frias (Remind)

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Freestyle Session

Style Elements 20th Anniversary July 18 - 20 in San Jose, CA

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