Archive for the 'TV' Category

Watch Drake Perform “Gyalchester” at the Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Last night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake made history by bringing home a record 13 awards, but he also laid down a monumental performance of “Gyalchester,” live from the middle of the world-famous Bellagio fountains. Check it out above and continue below to watch Nicki Minaj’s medley of “No Frauds,” “Light My Body Up,” “Swalla” and “Regret In Your Tears” with Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Jason Derulo.

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Video: Snoop Dogg – Trash Bags (Live on Kimmel)

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

With his new album Neva Left out tonight, Snoop Dogg slid through Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for a performance of “Trash Bags” and a sit-down with Jimmy. Watch the performance above and continue below for excerpts from their conversation, including Snoop’s Top 3 rappers of all time and his surprise donation to Children’s Hospital of LA, where Kimmel’s son received life-saving treatment.

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Watch Nas & Jack White Cover a 1920’s Blues Song

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

In this new clip from the upcoming PBS documentary American Epic, we see Nas and Jack White performing a cover of “On The Road Again,” a 1928 Blues song by Memphis Jug Band. As Nas points out in the accompanying commentary, the similarities between the lyrics of the nearly 100-year-old track and today’s Hip-Hop are oddly similar considering the vastly different time periods:

“These guys are talking about women carrying guns, protecting their honor, chasing down some woman who’s done them dirty. This is not high-society black folks. This is the down-under, street, wild black folks that they’re singing about. And it’s the same as today – it’s the same as rap music today…”

American Epic was produced by White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett and will examine the birth of recorded music in the early decades of the 20th century. Look for it to premiere on PBS on May 16th. On June 6th, the network will air the American Epic Sessions concert special, which will include the Nas and White performance, as well as additional performances from Beck, Alabama Shakes, Los Lobos and Raphael Saadiq among others. The music from the special will additionally be available on two separate soundtracks scheduled for a May 12th release.

UPDATED with a full stream of the cover below.

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Video: Wale ft. G-Eazy – Fashion Week (Live on Kimmel)

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

with his new album SHINE currently bubbling, Wale touched the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last night for a performance of “Fashion Week” with G-Eazy. Stream the new album here. UPDATED with Wale’s performance of “Smile” below. Continue reading this post…

Spike Lee, Q-Tip, Grandmaster Flash Announce NYC as Host of 60th Grammys

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

This week, the Recording Academy announced New York City as the host city for the 2018 Grammy awards ceremony, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the biggest awards in the music business. To go along with the announcement, Spike Lee created this short called “NY Stories” which features an array of legendary New York artists highlighting historic locales throughout the 5 boroughs that hold a special place in the history of modern recorded music. Q-Tip appears in front of A Tribe Called Quest’s alma mater Murry Bergtraum High School and Joan Jett shouts out the John Varvatos store that used to be CBGB’s, while both Queensbridge and Marcy projects also get mentions.

The 60th Grammys will be broadcast from Madison Square Garden on January 18, 2018.

Previously: A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation (Video)

Freddie Gibbs on VICELAND’s The Therapist

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017


Last night, VICELAND’s new series The Therapist premiered with Freddie Gibbs as the first subject of host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Signh. Over the course of the half-hour show, Gibbs opened up about the sexual assault case he faced and eventually overcame last year in Austria and how it deeply affected his life and continues to do so. He speaks on the racial aspects of his accusation, the stress of his incarceration and how being falsely accused made him want to stop rapping altogether for a time. Dr. Singh helps him navigate his feelings of fear, anger and resentment.

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Future – Mask Off (Live on Kimmel)

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Last night, Future and some ski-mask clad dancers took to Jimmy Kimmel’s big outdoor stage for a rousing performance of “Mask Off,” the hit single from the FUTURE LP. Continue below for a Drake-less performance of “Used To This.”

Future’s “Mask Off” video is coming soon, I’ve included the trailer below as well.

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Gorillaz ft. Pusha T & Mavis Staples – Let Me Out (Live on Colbert)

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Pusha T joins Damon Albarn and the actual musicians behind the cartoons for a performance of “Let Me Out,” off the Gorillaz new album Humanz, out today.

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Rick Ross ft. Young Thug & Wale – Trap Trap Trap (Live on Fallon)

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Last night, Rick Ross, Young Thug and Wale touched down on that Tonight Show stage for a performance of Rozay’s “Trap Trap Trap,” off Rather You Than Me.

In related news, both Thugger and Wale all of a sudden have new projects dropping before the end of this week. At a Genius hosted event in New York last night, Wale announced that he was pushing up the release date for SHINE to this Friday, April 28th. Thug also took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he has a new “singing album” called Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girl, which will be executive-produced by Drake, also dropping before the week is out. So yeah, a relatively quiet week just got turned up.

See Thug’s tweets below.

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Big Boi – Mic Jack (Live on Fallon)

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

With Sleepy Brown filling in for Adam Levine and The Roots backing him up, Big Boi hit The Tonight Show stage last night for a performance of his new single “Mic Jack,” which he just released last week. Look for Big’s new album Boomiverse to arrive later this year.

Continue below for Big Boi’s “How I Wrote That Song” segment.

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