Archive for September, 2016

Jay Z Inks TV & Film Deal with The Weinstein Company

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Jay Z has inked a two-year, first-look deal with The Weinstein Company, the film studio run by Hollywood virtuosos Bob and Harvey Weinstein according to a report from Deadline. The deal will give the Weinstein brothers dibs on upcoming movie and television projects developed by Jay and his team and covers a number of projects already in the works. Jay wet his feet in the world of film as a producer on Jamie Foxx’s Annie remake, Chris Rock’s Top Five and the Baz Luhrmann-directed The Great Gatsby.

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Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (Live on Kimmel)

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Here are the Sremm Brothers putting in a particularly lit performance of their single “Black Beatles” for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! audience. Last night, Jimmy had a pretty funny sketch that threw Kanye into the trailer for the new HBO series Westworld, so continue below to check out Kanye Westworld as well as another Rae Sremmurd performance of “No Type”.

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Lil Durk – Perky’s Callin (Remix)

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Lil Durk offers up his take on Future’s “Perky’s Callin” with a new remix that is less about the lure of those pills and more about reminiscing over simpler times and lost homies.

Durk explained to FADER:

Perky’s Calling (remix)’ is just taking my fans down memory lane from when before I started rapping. When I was in the streets before the fame. At times I reminisce on all of my fallen soldiers when I heard this beat all of this came off top I didn’t write it down I just let it flow.

Listen below.

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The Game ft. Jason Derulo – Baby You

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Game is a funny dude man. First, he ignites one of the most controversial beefs we’ve seen all year, then he falls back to enjoy the fallout and drops a fluffy Jason Derulo assisted single. What are we gonna do with this guy?

Listen below and look for the new album 1992 to drop October 14th.

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad ft. Method Man – Bulletproof Love

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Marvel’s new Netflix-backed series Luke Cage is going to be a must-watch for Rap fans. This updated take on the bulletproof Black super-hero introduced by the legendary comic company in the early 70’s is being helmed by veteran Hip-Hop journalist, screenwriter and producer Cheo Hodari Coker and a quick look at the trailer will tell you that it contains a number of references to the culture and the music. On top of that, the show is being scored by A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, who also produced an original soundtrack which we’re getting our first taste of today via “Bulletproof Love” featuring Method Man.

Listen below and catch Luke Cage on Netflix now.

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Video: Deniro Farrar – Duality

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Deniro Farrar continues to eschew the traditional material trappings of your typical Rap video, as he did in “Consistently Inconsistent”, in his second video in as many weeks from the Mind of A Gemini album.

Previously: Deniro Farrar – Consistently Inconsistent (Video)

CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) – Two In The Chest

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Fresh off the release of the Marvel commissioned “All In Together Now”, Inspectah Deck, Esoteric and 7L drop “Two In The Chest” a new track from their next project, A Fistful of Peril. The new album will feature appearances from Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, Conway, Blacastan, Meyhem Lauren and RAST RFC. Continue below to listen and check out the full tracklist for the LP which arrives on November 4th.

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Video: Monty ft. Fetty Wap – Right Back

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Monty enjoys some opulence in the new visual for his single “Right Back” featuring fellow Remy Boy Fetty Wap.

Previously: Monty ft. Fetty Wap – Nun Else (Video)

Freddie Gibbs Acquitted in Austrian Sexual Assault Case

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted of sexual assault in a case that has kept him incarcerated in Austria for the last several months. Gibbs was arrested back in June after a woman alleged that he drugged her drink and assaulted her while she was incapacitated backstage at one of his shows. Although he strenuously denied the charges, he was charged with the crime in August and things did not look good for the Gary, IN rapper’s chances of walking free. But walk free he has, as he has now been exonerated by a court in Vienna. According to a statement from his attorney, Gibbs is understandably ecstatic and is on his way back to the States to reunite with his family.

Continue below to read the full statement.

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Asher Roth ft. D.A. – Oops

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Asher Roth returns with a new track called “Oops” featuring D.A. Wallach and produced by Oren Yoel. Check it out below and catch up on all things Roth over at his Retrohash site.

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