Thursday, April 30, 2015

Holliwood | State Farm

Chicago has an abundance of raw new talent that takes the stage at HelloHipHop every Wednesday and last night if you were lucky enough be there you would have experienced Holliwood murderin his set. If ya know whats good, you'd follow him on all social networks.

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and a snippet of his performance last night at Chicago's HelloHipHop at Subt.

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Rebel Diaz ft. Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience | Which Side Are You On? | REMIX

"We are living historic moments of oppression, to which the people have the right to respond with historic moments of resistance. The Which Side Are You On REMIX came out on our Radical Dilemma album, but the time is NOW for the song and the message it represents. It was an honor to link with Dead Prez and the comrade Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, artists whose shoulders we stand on, who have paved the way for a Rebel Diaz. From #Baltimore to #Ferguson to #Chicago to #TheSouthBronx to #LosAngeles and beyond.. #WhichSideAreYouOn?!" Rebel Diaz

Which Side Are You On? Remix. By Rebel Diaz ft. Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience
Produced by: G1 of Rebel Diaz and Sam Jones
Additional Instrumentation: Rude Mechanical Orquestra, Grupo Raiz

Album: Radical Dilemma

Directed by: Sense Hernandez

Roy French | MELT | EP

Peep that new 3 track project from Roy French.


New music from producer Clem Beat’z (France) & North Carolina’s Kooley High “Being Free.”

Frank Castle | Much Success (Dir By Max Hliva ) | Music Video

Frank Castle | Much Success (Dir By Max Hliva ) | Music Video

Music video by Frank Castle from New York City, "Much Success", directed by Max Hliva. The Danny Dee produced track is off Frank Castle's "Young N Gifted" mixtape released in 2012.

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The King Of Coney Island, Gorilla Nems | The Hot Box

Brooklyn native, Gorilla Nems graces the the hotbox with a crazy freestyle showing that even Coney Island has some hidden Hip Hop gems. Check out News Hot Box segment as he shows Enuff why he calls himself the king of coney. island.

Jumping D.C., Surviving Green Hell - /LAUNCH CONTROL: S02E07

/DRIVE is proud to partner with Subaru's LAUNCH CONTROL. Catch up on Season 2, as we lead up to the premiere of Season 3 on May 20!

Season 2 kicks off with a frigid bang as Team Subaru attacks the event known as Sn* Drift 2014.

"You only truly know how to accomplish something once you have actually done it. Turning points and opportunities are only fully recognized with hindsight.

So, for a team as experienced as Subaru Rally Team USA, reverse engineering a championship title should be straight forward. Except it never is.

Thousands of circumstances and decisions led to this moment, and no two seasons will offer the same opportunities. Experience might form the road map to a title, but it's a road map already out of date. The 2014 championships bring new competition, new events, and new cars. A new road awaits.

This is Season Two of Launch Control." - Subaru's Launch Control Page

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DJ Skee | The Red Pill: The True Secret To Success

In this week's edition of "The Red Pill" DJ SKEE talks about the true secret to success.

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Snootie Wild | Rich or Not | Official Music Video (WSHH Exclusive)

The Official WorldStarHipHop premiere of Snootie Wild’s "Rich or Not" Music Video.

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YB ft. Johnny May Cash | Early | Shot By:@chosen1films

YB ft. Johnny May Cash | Early | Shot By:@chosen1films

Produced by: Asurms

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jargon x Blacky Chan x Jordan Lorenzo | Kill | Official Music Video

Kill is a collab record off my upcoming EP, featuring Blacky Chan and Jordan Lorenzo. Kill is a term we use for what we do to every beat we come across, every stage we bless and every rapper that so happens to cross our paths.

Video Directed/Edited by Attila Kakarott aka "TILA"
Written by Jargon Dyonisis/Blacky Chan/Jordan Lorenzo

Beat was produced by Brainiac Beats
Recorded at the Jungle Studios

Engineered by Excel Cruz
Mixed by Jordan Lorenzo
Artwork by FD & Sam Bain of 312Studios

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Bboy Freak aka Freak Sinatra | .stance x | Massive Monkees Day 2015

Bboy Freak's (Knucklehead Zoo, Massive Monkees) art performance at Massive Monkees Day 2015 in The Showbox.

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Mad Max: Fury Road | Official Retaliate Trailer

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid, and supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.

The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.

Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller (“Happy Feet”) is directing the film from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller is also producing the film, along with longtime producing partner, Oscar nominee Doug Mitchell (“Babe”, “Happy Feet”), and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography John Seale (“The English Patient”), production designer Colin Gibson (“Babe”), editor Margaret Sixel (“Happy Feet”), Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (“A Room with a View”), action unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris (“Australia”), and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt (“Knowing”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Mitchell production, a George Miller film, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film is scheduled for release on May 15, 2015, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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DKNY Taps Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne as New Creative Directors

by Alessandra Codinah/Vogue

Donna Karan’s youth-focused label DKNY has always been about translating the vim and vigor of New York City’s energy to the global market, and who better than two of the city’s freshest and most beloved young urban-minded designers to take the reins? The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (and CFDA menswear award)–winning Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne have been tapped as the label’s new creative directors, effective immediately, with an additional position of chief image offficer created for the incoming Hector Muelas, previously from Apple, who will be handling all brand image, marketing and creative services for Donna Karan International, as well as all digital platforms and e-commerce.

“Our new creative team has a solid platform to re-energize and redefine what authentic New York means for DKNY right now, given today’s world of fast living, extreme innovation and global competition at the highest level,” wrote Caroline Brown, Donna Karan International CEO, in a statement, and Muelas, who is credited with most recently leading the global brand marketing initiatives for the Apple Watch, has big changes in mind for the brand—what Brown describes as “a 360 experience across all consumer touch points, brand messaging, digital universe, architecture, marketing, and more.”

But for Osborne and Chow, who will split time between Public School and DKNY, it’s back to their roots: New York. “We both grew up in New York, and DKNY has always been part of the landscape of this city,” they wrote in a statement. “It is one of the brands that helped change the game for us and for American fashion. It evokes everything our city was always about—energy, disruption, new thinking, and transcending all boundaries. We are extremely proud and excited to be joining the company and to contribute to the next chapter of DKNY, one of the most iconic American brands created by Donna Karan, a true inspiration.”

“I started DKNY with the goal of creating a brand that captured the very best of New York and could bring that great energy to the world. It’s been an incredible journey,” wrote Donna Karan. “Now is the right moment for its evolution and I am so excited for the next chapter of this company working together with this new creative team.”

Satchel Page ft. Neek The Exotic, Mikey D, Sadat X & Large Professor | Sweet 16s

Queen's Satchel Page gathers up a who's who of Hip-Hop icons for an all-star posse cut line up, including fellow Queens rhymesayer Neek The Exotic, Beastie Boys' Mikey D, Sadat X and the "Live Guy With Glasses" - Large Pro.

"Sweet 16s" is just one of many joints from Satchel's Disco Sucks mixtape.

DJ Revolution | Ultimate Revolution Pt. 2

pt. 2 in a series of mainstream commercial megamixes. exploring the limits of multi-track mixing in 2015.

Bboy Jfunky | UDEF Heartz & Mindz Chicago | YAK x SILVERBACK

Chicago's very Jfunky from Crooks Crew teams up with Udef and Yak Films to bring u these dope visuals.

Music "Rogue Boy" By Enigma Dubz

Eryn Allen Kane | Have Mercy | Video

Detroit-born, Chicago-based artist Eryn Allen Kane has been slowly making noise on the music scene—she's put in work with everyone from Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment, Towkio, Saba, and more.

Check out her video for "Have Mercy" and stay tuned for her debut EP Aviary which is coming soon.

Chicago 2015 Festival Guide |100+ summer festivals

Festival Season is back! Be prepared for 100+ festivals on the way within the next 5 months in Chicago.

Kick it off this weekend with the family friendly NFL Draft fest.

Draft Town
April 30-May 2, Grant Park
For those who didn't nab tickets to the NFL draft selection process in Auditorium Theater, Draft Town is the next best option. Transforming Grant Park and Congress Plaza into a football fan haven, Draft Town features meet-and-greets with current and past NFL players, food from local restaurants curated by chef Graham Elliot, interactive games including a flag football tournament and a free concert with American Idol's Phillip Phillips. Free.

April 30-May 2: Draft Town | Grant Park
1-3: North by Northwest Highway Music Fest | Edison Park
2: Chicago Kids and Kites Festival | Montrose Harbor
2: Polish Constitution Day Parade | The Loop
5: Cinco de Mayo Festival | Little Village
9: American Beer Classic | Soldier Field
15-17: Mayfest | Lakeview
23-24: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop
23-24: Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival | Lakeview
24: Bike the Drive | Lake Shore Drive
28-31: Maifest | Lincoln Square
29-31: Millennium Park Art Festival | Downtown
29-31: Chicago Gospel Music Festival | The Loop
29-30: Do Division Festival | Wicker Park
30-31: Lincoln Park Wine Festival | Lincoln Park

6-7: 57th Street Art Fair | Hyde Park
6-7: Remix Chicago | Bucktown
6-7: Printers Row Lit Fest | Printer's Row
6-7: Pilsen Food Truck Social | Pilsen
6-7: Wingout Chicago | Old Town
12-14: Andersonville Midsommarfest | Andersonville
12-14: Ribfest | Lakeview
12-14: Spring Awakening | Soldier Field
12-14: Chicago Blues Festival | Grant Park
13-14: Old Town Art Fair | Old Town
13: Naked Bike Ride | Various Locations
13: Brew to Be Wild | Lincoln Park
13-14: Wells Street Art Fair | Old Town
18-21: Fiestas Puertorriquenas | Humboldt Park
19-20: Chicago Ale Fest | Grant Park
19-21: Oakley Festa Pasta Vino | Little Village
19-21: Windy City Lake Shake | Northerly Island
20-21: 6 Corners BBQ Fest | Portage Park
20-21: Green Music Fest | Wicker Park
20-21: Gold Coast Art Festival | Gold Coast
20-21: Chicago Pride Fest | Boystown
21: Make Music Chicago | Various locations
27-28: World's Largest Block Party | West Loop
27-28: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop
27-28: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest | Irving Park
28: Pride Parade | Boystown

3-5: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life | Union Park
3-5: Windy City Ribfest | Uptown
8-12: Taste of Chicago | Grant Park
10-12: Square Roots Music Festival | Lincoln Square
10-12: Michigan Avenue Art Festival | Streeterville
10-12: Irish American Heritage Festival | Mayfair
10-12: Windy City Smokeout | River North
10-12: Ruido Fest | Addams/Medill Park
11-12: Taste of Lakeview | Lakeview
11-12: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Roscoe Village
11-12: West Fest | West Town
17-19: Taste of River North | River North
17-19: BenFest | North Center
17-19: Pitchfork Music Festival | Union Park
18-19: Summer on Southport | Lakeview
18-19: Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival | Lincoln Park
18-19: Chicago Craft Beer Festival | Soldier Field
18-19: Celebrate Clark Street Festival | Rogers Park
19: Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
24-26: Jeff Fest and Music Festival | Jefferson Park
25-26: Chicago Hot Sauce Fest | Avondale
25-26: Taste of Lincoln Avenue | Lincoln Avenue
25-26: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop
25-26: Wicker Park Fest | Wicker Park
30-8/2: Fiesta del Sol | Pilsen
31-8/2: Lollapalooza | Grant Park

1: Taste of Latin America | Humboldt Park
1-2: Edge Fest | Edgewater
7-9: Chicago Hot Dog Fest | Gold Coast
7-9: Retro on Roscoe | Roscoe Village
8: Bud Billiken Parade | Bronzeville
8-9: Wrigleyville Summerfest | Wrigleyville
8-9: Northalsted Market Days | Boystown
12: Taste of Andersonville | Andersonville
13-16: Festa Italiana | Little Italy
14-16: Edison Park Fest | Edison Park
14-16: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest | Rogers Park
15: Windy City Carnival | Campus of the University of Chicago.
15-16: Chicago Air & Water Show | North Avenue Beach
15-16: Great American Lobster Fest | Navy Pier
15-16: Reggae Fest Chicago |
20: Clark After Dark | Gold Coast
22-23: Albany Park World Fest | Albany Park
22-23: Chicago Food Social | The Loop
22-23: West Loop Arts Fest | West Loop
22-23: Taste of Greektown | Greektown
25-29: Chicago Dancing Festival | Various locations
28-30: Chicago Food & Wine Festival | Lincoln Park
29-30: Sausagefest | Old Town
28-9/7: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival | Mag Mile
29-30: Bucktown Arts Fest | Bucktown
29-30: Chicago Fashion Fest | Ukrainian Village
29-30: Randolph Street Market Festival | West Loop

3-13: Chicago Fringe Festival | Jefferson Park
3-6: Chicago Jazz Festival | Grant Park
3-6: Englewood Jazz Festival | Englewood
4-7: Taste of Polonia | Jefferson Park
4-7: African Festival of the Arts | Washington Park
11-13: Riot Fest | Humboldt Park
11-12: Roscoe Village Oyster Fest | Roscoe Village
11-12: Windy City Wine Festival | Downtown
11-13: German American Fest | Lincoln Square
11-13: Festival de la Villita | Pilsen
11-12: World Music Festival | Millennium Park
12: Venetian Night | Navy Pier
19-20: Ravenswood ArtWalk | Ravenswood
19-20: Lakeview Taco Fest | Lakeview
19-20: Renegade Craft Fair | Wicker Park
19-20: Andersonville City Made Fest | Andersonville
25-27: Chicago Gourmet | Millennium Park
25-27: Oktoberfest Chicago | Lakeview
26-27: Edgewater Fall Art Fair | Edgwater
26-27: Design Harvest Fest | West Town
26-27: Hyde Park Jazz Festival | Hyde Park

Bboy Wicket | Breax Vol. 2 | .stance

Bboy Wicket Breax Vol. 2

A new mix of original beats, remixes and drums from Bboy Wicket (Renegade Rockers/Footwork Fanatix).

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Earl Sweatshirt | Solace | EP

Earl Sweatshirt releases “Solace” – a ten-minute long track/project/release dedicated to his mom. If you cast your mind back, or listen to the content of Earl’s lyrics, the strain between Earl and his Mother was caused by the “time he spent on that island” – the correctional facility in Samoa he was sent to as Odd Future simultaneously blew up. When that happened, “Free Earl” became a phenomenon, printed on t-shirts, hollered at rap shows, blasted on Twitter - and most fans blamed Earl’s mum for his departure.

“After Samoa and the shit that happened with my mom, after all that ‘Free Earl’ shit, I was super self-conscious about how I engaged my mom with the public,” Earl told Grantland. “I would be in a position to give an honest and nonbiased critique on my mom if there hadn’t been this immediate fucking negative image and stigma attached to her out the gate… That was the most fucked ever. People was all in her emails, people were calling her and shit”.

On “Solace”, Earl Sweatshirt gets to lay his mindset down. The name of the track is telling: it’s an exorcism. A moment to set his feelings free, get them out into the world, and find comfort and peace as a result. Listen below:

Bricc Baby Shitro | Nasty Dealer | Mixtape

Bricc Baby Shitro drops his "Nasty Dealer" mixtape. Ever since he started showing up on songs with Young Thug last year, Bricc Baby Shitro has been poised for a breakout. Now he gives people a full body of work to digest with a load of big guests and producers.

Features come from Casey Veggies, Kid Ink, Young Thug, Lil Debbie and more, and production is handled by Metro Boomin, Brodinski, Mike Zombie, Mike Free and Sonny Digital, among others.

01. Alone (Feat. Alia Rose) (Prod. By JGramm, Detrakz & Cash Jordan)
02. Nasty Dealer (Prod. By Metro Boomin)
03. Work (Prod. By Cinton Sparks & Sam Tiba)
04. 6 Drugs (Prod. By Sam Tiba)
05. Piano Cracc (Prod. By Brodinski)
06. Choppa Music (Prod. By Richelle & Cosmic Revenge)
07. IDK (Feat. Casey Veggies) (Prod. By Metro Boomin)
08. 2 Easy (Prod. By Epikh)
09. Thru Wit It (Feat. Young Thug) (Prod. By Metro Boomin)
10. Godbody (Prod. By Mike Zombie)
11. No Pressure (Feat. Kid Ink) (Prod. By Ayo)
12. In Love With A Hater (Prod. By 8tm)
13. Real One (Feat. Lil Debbie) (Prod. By Myd)
14. What I Want (Prod. By Stevie Be)
15. Commas (Feat. Tee Cee) (Prod. By Mike Free)
16. On The Low (Prod. By Sonny Digital)
17. Everybody Gotta Eat (Prod. By The Truth Epikh)
18. 51 Bandz (Remix) (Brodinski Feat. Bricc Baby Shitro & Phlo Finister)

Nat the lioness/ West Coast Avengers | Western Homage | Prod. Ras Josh

"An ode to truth and understanding, stay grateful always! One love and peace to all, may we continue to become more aware." Nat the Lioness

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hordatoj | Vine (Remix) | TCE MIC CHECK

New The Cypher Effect Mic Check session featuring Grammy nominated producer / emcee, Hordatoj, representing Santiago, CHILE. He joined us at Shambhala Studios during his recent visit to LA and performed a remix version of "Vine" over a DJ Tee instrumental. "Vine" is an original track off his "El Tintero" album released in 2012.

Mixed By: @AshtrayOfLA

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Wati Heru is back with this trippy visual for his latest Kashaka produced joint.

Kendrick Lamar Explains "To Pimp a Butterfly" Artwork

Mass Appeal is excited to present our Issue #56 cover story featuring Kendrick Lamar, shot by Chris Buck. Read an excerpt of the story below, and subscribe to get the issue as soon as it ships. You can also watch Kendrick breakdown the artwork for To Pimp A Butterfly above.

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@REALDJPREMIER Kremlin Love (In Moscow for Boiler Room)

DJ Premier visits the Kremlin during his recent trip to Moscow for a Boiler Room performance. Preem also speaks on all the places hip-hop has brought him and the rest of the Gang Starr Foundation; Guru, Group Home, Jeru the Damaja, and Big Shug.

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Flowers For The Living: A Retrospective | Harold Green | #FFTL2015

Harold Green reflects on #FFTL2015, speaks on future goals and live show.

Shot by DeBes Filmz

The New Wave of Ultra-Violent Ugandan DIY Action Cinema: Wakaliwood

In the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving action film industry called Wakaliwood has emerged. Mixing elements of Western action films and Chinese Kung Fu movies with Ugandan culture, Wakaliwood’s films have garnered a cult following not just in in Uganda, but all over the world. We spend a day on the set of the next Wakaliwood hit.

A Ugandan Filmmaker's Quest to Conquer the Planet with Low-Budget Action Movies -

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Pete Rock | Cosmic Slop | Official Video

Pete Rock was raised in Mount Vernon, but his face belongs on Mount Rushmore. The Chocolate Boy Wonder perfected an art form, inspired millions, and soundtracked a generation. By contrast, Teddy Roosevelt seems like a chump.

This is the man who Dilla told, “I wanted to be like you.” Kanye once called himself the “new Pete Rock.” But the original Pete Rock remains permanently vital. The evidence bangs in his latest opus, Petestrumentals 2, the sequel to the 2001 classic that helped define the hip-hop instrumental record. It marks the legend’s first album on Mello Music Group, a fitting union between the author of the boom-bap blueprint and the label that’s expanded upon his legacy.

Describing Pete Rock’s productions do them little justice. They resonate in your gut, heart, and brain. The title of one of these beats says it all: “Makes Me Feel Like.” You fill in the blanks based on your personal experience and current mood.

Petestrumentals 2 conjures memories of BBQ cookouts and 70s Blaxploitation scores, rattling summer jeep cruises and blunted Jamaican vacations. There’s a gorgeous requiem to Dilla (“Dilla Bounce (R.I.P),” where the originator pays tribute to the prodigy. You see the full range of Rock’s gifts on display: the meticulously chopped horns, unquantized drums, and air raid sirens. It contains the emotion of a thousand eulogies.

No record can’t be resurrected. There’s no sub-genre or era that can’t be converted into Rock’s singular brand of soul. His music is the closest thing we’ll ever get to a time-traveling DeLorean, effortlessly shifting between past, present, and future.

For the last 20 years, hip-hop heads have argued over the best Pete Rock original productions and remixes. Is it “They Reminisce Over You” or the “Shut ‘Em Down Remix?” Do you prefer Soul Survivor or the first Petestrumentals, his work with INI or the UN? His catalogue can’t be compressed into a bio; you need a book.

This is the latest chapter—an even 20 slaps and rhythmic levitations. It’s Pete Rock at his best, accelerating and kicking cosmic slop, extending wishes, hope, love, gritty drums and eternal wonder.

From the upcoming album "Petestrumentals 2"
coming on Mello Music Group June 23, 2015
Directed by Jay Brown & Zack Kashkett


Cartel Nation X Babylon Cartel Collaboration | Hosted By DJ Sliink

Dj Sliink's Cartel Nation is partnering with Philadelphia / LA based contemporary sportswear brand Babylon Cartel for a limited edition headwear collaboration. The 50 hat limited run will be supported by a high-octane mix hosted by Sliink, and curated by the Jersey Club Prince DJ Big O and Babylon Cartel's Designer and Co-Founder Gianni Lee. The Babylon Cartel x Cartel Nation hat drops online today, but don't delay, there are only 50 in stock.

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Benji vs Vero (Digital Nativez) | All Styles T16 | Bashville Stampede 11 | #SXSTV

Benji vs Vero (Digital Nativez) | All Styles T16 | Bashville Stampede 11 | #SXSTV

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STEP x STEP: Uniting Dancers Around The World

Midway Vignette #31 | Rae Nimeh | Video

This is the thirty-first in a series of vignettes that will feature everyone interviewed by Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop, leading up to the release of the film in 2017.


by:BY KYLE ROONEY/SneakerMob

May's quickly approaching which means the warmer weather is on the horizon, and that means all of those kicks you've kept tucked away during the winter are slowly working their way into your rotation.

While you've probably got a few kicks ready to be un-deadstocked in the coming months, there's still a number of releases that you want to be on the lookout for. In May alone, there are more than a handful of Air Jordans set to hit retailers- some returning classics, and some new-look colorways.

We've narrowed it down to our five best Js to look out for next month.


By now we are all aware of Jordan Brand's enormous plans for 2015, as they celebrate 30 years of Js. A number of classics, including the 'White/Metallic Silver' Air Jordan 5 are scheduled to return to retail after a long hiatus, as well as some new look colorway such as the 'White/Poison Green' joint.

Adding to the list of new-look Jordans which will be releasing this year is the 'Midnight Navy' Air Jordan 5 which is officially scheduled to release this Saturday, May 2nd. Built on a leather upper, a dark navy covers the entire silhouette, with Carolina blue accents handling the Jumpman and 'shark teeth.'

If you're hoping to snag a pair this weekend, the good news is nearly every Foot Locker in North America will have the kicks in stock.

Tickets will be given out for the shoe you have selected on Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th. Limit one ticket per customer. You must have a valid photo ID to receive a ticket. If your ticket number is drawn you will be notified by phone on Wednesday, April 29th or Thursday, April 30th. If your ticket number is drawn you must be at the store on Saturday, May 2nd between store opening time and 6:00 p.m. local time to purchase the shoe. You must have the ticket and show a valid photo ID that matches the name on the list in order to purchase the shoe. Any shoe not purchased by the 6:00 p.m. deadline will be forfeited.


The 'Pinnacle' Air Jordan 1 utilizes premium materials throughout the upper, highlighted by 24k gold accents on the branding and eyelets with a premium, quilted insole. Unfortunately, if you're interested in the premium 1s, the rumored retail price is $400.

Furthermore, the kicks will be releasing exclusively at Footaction's Flight 23 locations in New York and Las Vegas on May 2nd- the night of the Mayweather Pacquiao fight.

AKA- this is one pair you'll have to just admire from afar.


As Jordan Brand continues to celebrate it's 30th anniversary this year, the Jumpman, along with Warner Bros., has officially announced plans to bring back the Hare Jordan campaign- including the classic 'Hare' Jordan 7.

Jordan and Bugs Bunny originally teamed up for this campaign back in 1992 following MJ's first NBA championship, and we can look forward to the return this Spring.

“Each is an iconic figure and legend in his own right, but together Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan are an unbeatable combination on and off the court,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited to partner with Jordan Brand to reintroduce Hare Jordan to an entirely new generation of fans with this limited-edition collection that includes a mix of classic and cutting-edge styles.”

Joining the Air Jordan 1 'Hare', which will release in April, will be the 'Hare' Jordan 7, which looks to be returning in OG form. 'Nike Air' branding adorns the insole, and the kicks will come complete with a new retro card featuring Bugs Bunny on the front.

If you need these all-time classics in your rotation you can circle May 16th on your calendar.


The Air Jordan 11 low was a favorite in 2014, with releases like the classic 'Concord' and new-look 'Infrared 23.' Recently, we learned that the 'Georgetown' Air Jordan 11 low is on the horizon for 2015, as is this 'Bred' rendition.

The kicks are very similar to their high-top counterpart, though Jordan Brand opted for a red inner lining instead of the traditional black. For now, rumors suggest that the 'Bred' 11 Lows will be releasing on May 23rd for $170 so there's plenty of time to debate whether you'll be picking up a pair this year.

What's the word on the 'Bred' 11 Lows; Cop or Not?


The classic 'Chicago' Air Jordan 1 High OG which will officially be releasing on May 30th, for $160

The timeless sneakers are built on a combination of white and varsity red leather with black handling the branding and laces. A similarly styled 'KO' version of the 'Chicago' 1s arrived at retailers last year, but those fail in comparison to the real thing.

It wasn't that long ago (2013) that the 'Chicago' 1s released, but we don't think that'll deter anyone from copping these next month.

Towkio | .Wav Theory | Mixtape

The 21-year-old Chicago-based rapper and Save Money crew member Towkio debuts his full-length mixtape “.Wav Theory,” today. .Wav Theory, is now available to stream online.

The 12-track set features previously heard cuts like the Kaytranada-produced "Reflection" and "Involved" (which features Vic Mensa). Chance the Rapper collaboration "Heaven Only Knows" made the cut, in addition to another Chance cameo on "Clean Up." Donnie Trumpet and Leather Corduroys also make appearances on the collection, which ranges in sound from smooth and slick to totally glitched-out, all the while showcasing the young rapper's penchant for sharp rhymes.

Listen to .Wav Theory below.

Via Rosa | Inbetween Time. | prod by Will Miller

Chicago singer Via Rosa releases a brand new soulful track titled 'Inbetween Time. Enjoy

Kehlani ft Chance the Rapper | The Way

Kehlani's latest project You Should Be Here dropped at midnight.

Check out her track "The Way," featuring Chance the Rapper.

It's a perfect collaboration that will end up being your Summer 2015 love song. You can pre-order You Should Be Here now and grab it later tonight on iTunes.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clear Soul Forces | Kaboom | Music Video

Detroit’s Ilajide, E-Fav, Noveliss & L.A.Z. (aka Clear Soul Forces) armed with an arsenal of thunderous beats from rising producer NAMELESS combine to form the Fab Five. The group’s vision – combining Golden Era rhymes with a contemporary style – is as clear as ever here, heightened by their collective synergy with Nameless, who handles the majority of the production on the LP, reprising his role as producer to Clear Soul Forces from “Unlimited Bounce”, a highlight off of their last full-length, Gold PP7s.

Fab Five ushers in a new era for Detroit’s storied musical tradition – the city that produced Motown, Jay Dee and Eminem has seen a revival of late, with the likes of Black Milk, Danny Brown and Royce Da 5’9” weaving the city’s rich history into their work in increasingly inventive ways. Clear Soul Forces & NAMELESS continue the tradition nodding to the Motor City’s artistic legacy while carving their own path.

With production by NAMELESS and raps by the four Detroit emcees, the Fab Five are here to save Hip Hop the only way possible, with quality rhymes over quality beats.

Directed by: Nick (MVP) Margetic

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Mike G ft. Pyramid Vritra | November

Mike G ft. Pyramid Vritra | November



Ghostface Killah ft. Pharoahe Monch | Emergency Procedure | Official Lyric Video

Ghostface Killah ft. Pharoahe Monch | Emergency Procedure | Official Lyric Video

Produced by The Revelations

New album - 36 Seasons OUT NOW!
Comic illustration by Artyom Trakhanov

OUT NOW - (11 exclusive tracks)
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Curren$y | Cars | Official Video | Exclusively In 4K Highest Definition

#Cars is the second visual in a week from the @CurrenSy_Spitta 4/20 release #EvenMoreSaturdayNIghtCarTunes presented exclusively from The Never Die Corporation in 4k, the 'High'est Definition

Edited, Photographed & Directed by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps

Even More Saturday NIght Car Tunes can be purchased from ITunes here

Mikie Skinnz | Why | Unofficial Video

Mikie Skinnz | Why | Unofficial Video

Produced & Directed by @DGainzBeats

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Think vs Classic | STRIFE. | Break Through City Vol 1 | FINAL 1on1

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Complex vs Dyno Rock | Massive Monkees Day 2015 | footwork battle final

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Complex (The Hoodz) vs Dyno Rock (Cypher City Kings)
Footwork Master Finals of Massive Monkees Day 2015
winner: Complex

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