Archive for June, 2012

Video: Meyhem Lauren ft. Sean Price – Grown Man Palettes (Dallas Penn Edition)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Dallas Penn returns with another epic unofficial/official fanboy video. No action figures this time, just some carefully selected vintage footage and creative editing (0:41) to bring Meyhem and P’s verses to life.

Meyhem Lauren’s Respect The Fly shit is out now.

In case you missed it over in Lite: Dallas Penn’s Action Figure Videography @ Mass Appeal.

Also related: Beat Construction: Harry Fraud @ FADER

Bonus clip for “Fingerless Driving Gloves” after the cut.

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Video: Joey Bada$$ – Funky Ho (Live @ S.O.B.’s)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

BlowHipHopTV comes through with some more footage from Joey’s S.O.B.’s debut.

Previously: Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era Interview & Freestyle w/ FADER

Video: Kathy Griffin Responds to A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Kathy heard about Rocky and Danny’s conversation for Noisey in which they both declared that they would smash, and she is not at all mad at them. *Dead* at how they sub-titled the clip for the E! audience.

Previously: A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown on Sex, Drugs & The Music Industry

DJ Drama ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih – My Moment

Friday, June 29th, 2012

With his album Quality Street Music dropping on September 18th, DJ Drama lets go of his new single ‘My Moment’ featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih.

Previously: DJ Drama Interview w/ Al Lindstrom (Pt. 1) (Video)

Birdman & Slim Cover Billboard

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Billboard get the Cash Money bosses, Birdman and Slim, on the cover of their Urban Power List issue. Read the cover story here and hit the jump for a BTS video.

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Wiz Khalifa ft. 2 Chainz – Its Nothin

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This leaked prematurely back in April but now here is the official version of Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz’s collaboration off O.N.I.F.C..

Previously: Prodigy ft. Wiz Khalifa – Co-Pilot

Video: Kendrick Lamar Interview w/ Tim Westwood

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Kendrick talks to Tim about Dre, gives details about a couple of tracks from his LP, talks Compton, 2Pac, an emergency plan landing and more.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar – Tim Westwood Freestyle

Chevy Woods & Black Cobain – Convo + No Love Without You

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Chevy Woods and Black Cobain give us 2 new records.

Download: Convo

Download: No Love Without You

Previously: Chevy Woods – Hannibal 4.12

Video: Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud Talk Rugby Thompson

Friday, June 29th, 2012

DZA and Fraud sit down with HipHopWired.

Previously: Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud Interview w/ High Times

Video: Rakim Interview w/ OkayplayerTV

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The R wants to see more live instrumentation in Rap:

Rakim ain’t no joke. After a historic performance of the rap classic Paid In Full, from front to back, Rakim Allah sat down to build with Okayplayer TV backstage. Besides teasing not one but TWO new projects–his own solo album and a Paid In Full 25th Anniversary LP–Rakim shared his thoughts on the live aspets of hip-hop. His own emphasis on lyricism (“”) is maybe not surprising,coming from the original rapper’s rapper. But what did surprise us was when Ra shared his vision that live instrumentation is the future of hip-hop, expressing a slightly wistful note that more bands hadn’t followed in The Roots footsteps: “I was hoping to see an explosion of that…” It’s not too late, y’all. Watch the magic unfold above and then go pick up a pen. Or a saxophone.

Previously: Rakim – The Art Of Rap Freestyle