Archive for September, 2017

Video: Kevin Gates – Imagine That

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Kevin Gates’ daughter Islah takes center stage in the poignant new visual for “Imagine That,” off his new project By Any Means 2 which you can stream now below.

Previously: Kevin Gates – By Any Means 2 (Mixtape)

Video: Deniro Farrar – Richer

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Deniro Farrar celebrates the hustle in his new video “Richer”.

Previously: Deniro Farrar – Nervous (Video)

Video: Snoop Dogg ft. Too $hort – Toss It

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A couple of rowdy hounds fill in for Snoop and Too $hort in the new video for “Toss It,” off that Neva Left, out now.

Previously: Snoop Dogg ft. October London – What Is This?

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE (Skrillex Remix)

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Skrillex liberates his rework of Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”, first premiered during a live set last Spring. Stream the full studio version below.

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Video: Rock ft. Kofi Black – Shine Down

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

With his new album Rockness A.P. officially in the streets, Rock of Heltak Skeltah drops off a new visual for “Shine Down” featuring Kofi Black. The track is a heartfelt dedication to his longtime partner and brother Sean Price. Watch above and stream the LP in full at the link below.

Previously: Rock – Rockness A.P. (Album Stream)

Denzel Curry ft. Juicy J – Ultimate (Remix)

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Last night, Denzel Curry re-released his 32 Zel EP with a brand new remix of “Ultimate” featuring Juicy J. Juice snapped on the new version, which you can stream below, and look for the full EP on your preferred streaming service now.

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Jay-Z Performs “Family Feud” & “Numb/Encore” in the Live Lounge

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Jay-Z recently made a rare appearance in the Live Lounge at BBC in London and performed “Family Feud” from the 4:44 album, as well as his “Numb/Encore” mashup with Linkin Park in tribute to the late Chester Bennington. Prior to the performance, he sat down with host Clara Amfo for a 20-minute interview. Throughout their chat, Jay spoke on a number of topics including the new album and Blue Ivy’s lyrical contribution at the end of “We Family,” but perhaps most interestingly, he opened up about the political situation in America and sharply criticized Grand Wizard Trump. Check out the full interview below.

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The Making of Jewelz with O.C.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

1997 was a crazy year for New York rap music. In many ways, the scene was thriving, with Jay-Z and Nas on the brink of superstardom, and the Wu-Tang Clan making international noise. But the biggest artist of them all—Biggie Smalls—was murdered in March, two weeks before his sophomore double album was set to drop. It was a loss unfathomable to the Big Apple hip-hop community, and it forced the rest of B.I.G.’s peers to step up and rep even more to fill the massive void.

With pride and perseverance, that’s what they did. Biggie’s Bad Boy brethren Puff Daddy and Mase turned tragedy into triumph with a series of platinum hits. Jay and Nas continued to excel, and would go on to lyrically duel for the King of New York slot. And in the midst of it all, New York continued to show its depth, with talented rappers emerging and evolving throughout the five boroughs.

One artist in particular who had shown promise in the past was D.I.T.C. representative O.C. The Brooklyn MC was coming off his stellar debut Word…Life in 1994, which spawned underground hits like “Born 2 Live” and “Time’s Up,” and a critically-acclaimed appearance on the DJ Premier-produced single “Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers” alongside Chubb Rock and Jeru The Damaja. And in the summer of ‘97, he was set to drop his sophomore album Jewelz, and show the rap world that in the wake of Biggie’s death, there was another godly MC from the streets of Brooklyn worth worshipping.

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Wu-Tang Clan ft. Inspectah Deck & Redman – Lesson Learn’d

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Having announced their new album The Saga Continues last month with the release of lead single “People Say,” Wu-Tang drops the second track from the project and shares the artwork and tracklisting. On “Lesson Learn’d” Inspectah Deck is joined once again by longtime Clan affiliate Redman over a production by the album’s primary producer Mathematics. Continue below to stream and check out the full tracklist, which includes additional Redman appearances as well as features from Chris Rivers and Sean Price. The Saga Continues on October 13th.

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Say A

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

A Boogie shows off his bounce on a new one called “Say A” from his next project, The Bigger Artist, due out next week. Listen below.

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