Archive for June, 2013

Video: Snoop Lion ft. Rita Ora – Torn Apart (Teaser)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Snoop will premiere his upcoming clip for “Torn Apart” off Reincarnated on July 1.

Previously: Video: Snoop Lion Speaks on Tupac Conflict & Last Moments w/ B.I.G.

DJ Slim K & OG Ron C – Yeezus (Chopped Not Slopped) (Mixtape)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Kanye West’s latest offering Yeezus gets the “chopped not slopped” treatment courtesy of DJ Slim K, OG Ron C, and Chopstars. Hit the jump to stream and/or download the remix tape.

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Video: Wale Throws Opening Pitch At Washington Nationals Game

Friday, June 28th, 2013

As well as throwing the opening pitch for his hometown baseball team the Washington Nationals, Wale spoke on his fan base in his latest vlog. The Gifted is out now.

After the jump, Wale remixes two new songs include Iggy Azalea’s “Work” and R&B newcomer Luke James’ “I.O.U.”.

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Fiyah Marshall ft. Jadakiss – Summer Love

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Reggae artist Fiyah Marshall gets a verse from ‘Kiss on his latest single, “Summer Love.”

Shouts to Splash.

Previously: Video: Jadakiss Interview w/ Invasion Radio

Jay-Z ft. Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland – BBC (Lyrics)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Hov enlists Nasir, JT, Mrs. Carter, Swizz, Skateboard P, and Timbo on “BBC” which he unlocked the lyrics for on the #MagnaCartaHolyGrail Android App. The LP arrives for Samsung mobile users July 4.

Previously: Video: Jay-Z Talks “Heaven”

Video: Nakim ft. Danny Brown – Mixtape

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Look out for Nakim’s REPPIN to drop soon.

Previously: Nakim ft. Danny Brown – Mixtape | Wiki & Nakim – Boiler Room Cypher

Swizz Did a Painting of Basquiat & Jay-Z Bought It

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Jay-Z recently purchased a piece of art by Swizz Beatz that portrays the image of iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat painted on a Mercedes-Benz hood. I understand all of the proceeds from this and a bunch of other pieces Swizz has created will be donated to a charity that benefits kids. Which is cool.

Some of the other pieces Swizz is selling also feature the likenesses of highly recognizable cultural icons, including Muhammad Ali and of course, the ever marketable Bob Marley. I grew up doing graffiti and SAMO was always one of my personal idols, long before his name became the default signifier for people looking to evoke an air of artsy counter-culture chic.

One of Basquiat’s paintings sold earlier this week for $29 million. Back in May, one of his pieces sold for a staggering $49 Million. His work can now be found emblazoned on sneakers and t-shirts. And there’s nothing wrong with any of that. Whoever controls Basquiat’s estate should get that money. And while I can appreciate that his art is being increasingly embraced by a wider and younger audience independent of the art community, sometimes I have to wonder if everybody out there dropping his name really understands the legacy or if they just want to soak up some of that cool long associated with his brand.

Anyway, this also happened. LOX!

Previously: Jay-Z Talks “Jay-Z Blue” | Swizz Beatz on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

Video: J. Cole – Crooked Smile (In-Studio)

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Cole checked into SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation to explain the TLC-featured “Crooked Smile” on his new album Born Sinner and performed the song in the studio.

Previously: Video: J. Cole – Dollar & A Dream Tour Vlog (Houston)

Jay-Z’s Times Square Performance Approved

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It looks like it’s going down in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater on July 8th. Jay’s planned performance for the David Letterman show has been approved by the Bloomberg regime. Word is, Mr. Knowles will perform atop the marquee of the iconic theater, shutting down traffic on one of the busiest tourist strips in America. Should be quite a site.

Previously: Jay-Z Talks “Jay-Z Blue” | Jay-Z Talks “Heaven”

Video: Exile vs. Daft Punk ft. Choosey – Doin It Right

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Exile has his way with Daft Punk’s “Doin It Right” on the MPC while Dirty Science MC Choosey assists with some bars. Exile plans to drop his next project, Zip Disks and Floppies, later this Summer.

Spotted: 2DBZ

Previously: Daft Punk ft. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky (Remix) | Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) ft. Co$$ & Makeshift – Drugs (Video)