UpNorthTrips, the Smithsonian of vintage Rap imagery, is an invaluable archive of Rap and Sports visuals that can transport you back to the Golden Era with a few clicks of your mouse. It’s been one of my daily reads for years now and it should be one of yours. Given site founder Ev Boogie’s extensive knowledge of Hip-Hop’s defining decade, we figured he’d be ideal for a special ’90s edition of our Rap Draft series. Hit the link below to find out what MCs, producers and creatives he’d select for his All-’90s squad.
French director Mikael Colombu teased this back in January and has finally gotten around to releasing the full-length sci-fi CGI-filled music video for Drake’s “We’ll Be Fine.” Playing over video is a piece of classical grand opera called “Don Carlo” by Verdi.
After the jump, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and October’s Very Own take over Bar None nightclub at the Vancouver stop of “Would You Like a Tour?” last month. Video courtesy of Mista Hindz of HindzSight.com.
I’m proud of Troy Ave. Sometimes you identify an artist that you feel is talented and has potential to do big things, but you never really know if they’re gonna follow through or even get the opportunity to try. I’m proud of Troy, because through dedication and independent hustle he’s made those opportunities for himself. Fresh off his undeniably solid new project New York City: The Album, we caught up with Troy to get the inside story on his writing and recording process, how he chooses beats and his experiences meeting and working with OGs such as Prodigy and Raekwon. He also speaks on getting that New York radio love and gave us some intel on his next mixtape, White Christmas 2.
New visual from Problem off his upcoming EP Understand Me, which drops December 10th.
Previously: Problem – Understand Me (EP Stream)
A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy of the A$AP Mob appear on The Hot 97 Morning Show to talk about rumored beef with Pro Era, Trinidad James’ comments, new single “Trillmatic” and more.
Vic Mensa brings along Chance The Rapper for his latest offering “Suitcase”.
Previously: Vic Mensa – Showoff Radio Freestyle (Video)
Killa and Juelz play a quick pick-up game with Santa on the beach in Miami for this new commercial for Reebok’s Ghost Pack.
Previously: Dame Dash & Cam’ron for Fancy
Stalley gives us the latest visual from Honest Cowboy.
December is a month full of inspiration to #RaiseYourWeapons. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested and on December 6, 1865 the 13th amendment was ratified. Yesterday we saw a Civil Rights Icon, Nelson Mandela, pass. In his honor, we release the music video today for Stalley’s “Raise Your Weapons” off the Honest Cowboy mixtape. The music video is directed by Abraham Vilchez-Moran & Jai Jamison. The song is produced by the Block Beattaz. Check out more at www.stalley330.com.
Previously: Stalley – The Backroom Freestyle
Curtis hops on “Teen Spirit” by TDE’s SZA.
Previously: Pharrell on Producing a 50 Cent Album
Here is a free stream of Problem’s new EP Understand Me, which drops December 10th on iTunes.