LOL, Nancy Grace is the absolute worst. She’s a total fucking caricature of everything that is wrong with 24 hour cable news. All Tauheed had to tell her was: alcohol. That should have been the answer to every single question she posed. Well what about alcohol? Because you can swap alcohol for weed in every scenario she mentioned and argue that alcohol shouldn’t be legal either.
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Jeezy heads to Shade 45 to chop it up with DJ Whoo Kid about Seen It All, working with Jay-Z, Illuminati, YG and much more.
Later tonight, Bonnaroo will be revealing their lineup for the 2015 iteration of the festival (details here). In preperation for the reveal, they released this clip of Danny Brown and comedian Hannibal Burress trolling around last year’s gathering on a golf cart. They talk about eating ass, seeing Kanye perform during his backpack period, Crucial Conflict, lean induced ED, Black vs. white hand skills and more.
UPDATED: The full Bonnaroo lineup has been revealed. Kendrick Lamar will be headlining one night. Run The Jewels, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, DeJ Loaf, Childish Gambino and others are also scheduled to perform. Hit the jump for the full list of artists.
During a visit to Sway in the Morning, P fielded questions about the possibility of Wayne putting out an album with No Limit and whether or not he worried about Baby feeling any type of way because of his and Wayne’s collaboration on “Power”.
Kendrick graces the cover of this week’s issue of Billboard. You can head over to their site to read the cover story, in which K.Dot speaks on police brutality, the end of the world and really pressing issues like Iggy Azaela. He reveals that he is almost done with the new album, for which he says he has a title which he’s not ready to share with the world yet. Interestingly enough, he also says that the untitled track he performed on The Colbert Report might not even show up on the project.
Hit the jump for a video clip of Kendrick speaking on Taylor Swift.
If there were ever a Richard Sherman story in hip-hop Cozz would be it. The 21-year-old South Central, Los Angeles native began his youth with dreams of being rich but acted on them differently than your average perceived kid from the area.
Rather than slanging dope on the corner or sticking up the vulnerable the rapper born Cody Osagie chose to lay low. Being the beneficiary of a two-parent household also helped and there was no Doughboy to his Tre Styles. And while Cozz didn’t necessarily participate in the fast life he certainly witnessed people who did.
“I knew gangbangers and I had a moment in my life where I wanted to do it out of stupidity and me just being young and immature. I grew up in the heart of the hood but my parents kept my head on straight.” In his more recent years Cozz has used hip-hop as a distraction. And it’s been a damn good one. Ironically though, rap wasn’t originally in the plans for the head on straight kid. Rather it was a way to express himself and his experiences–perhaps the ones he never wanted to have.
Wiz Khalifa checks out some of the comments left on his “We Dem Boyz” video.
Previously: Wiz Khalifa – Raw (Video)
Lil Herb stops by Sway In The Morning and talks about living in Chicago, how to fix the city’s problems, working with Nicki Minaj and more. He caps things off with a freestyle.
Previously: Lil Herb ft. Lil Reese – On My Soul (Video)
Sean joins Complex style vloggers Lawrence Schlossman and James Harris on The Fashion Bros. They talk about his in-house studio, his Aura Gold clothing line, Kanye’s design pedigree, Netflix, signing titties and more.
Words by Eric Diep
A$AP Ferg has proven himself with anthemic singles like “Shabba” and “Work” that he’s more than just an understudy to A$AP Rocky. After establishing himself as hip-hop’s hood pope on 2013’s Trap Lord, he has gone to great lengths to continuously grow as an artist, experimenting with new forms of expression and delivering arguably his best music yet. The Harlem native’s been able to pull off songs with YG, Ariana Grande and SBTRKT—all from vastly different genres—that show he is building up a refined musical palette. Much like Rocky, Ferg is able to branch outside his comfort zone and hit the ground running.
Ferg’s new direction is displayed on Ferg Forever. Backed by a selection of well-placed producers like Crystal Caines, Stelios Phili, Clams Casino, Big K.R.I.T. and more, Ferg toys with flows and styles on the mixtape that represent his varied influences. It represents a young rapper trusting his gut feeling and trying something different, while preparing us for a unique aesthetic on his sophomore album.
For Nah Right’s latest studio sit-down, we traveled to Polo Grounds in the Bronx to speak with Fergenstein. Learn about things like Ferg’s recording process for Ferg Forever, his studio rules, his favorite artist to work with and why you shouldn’t box him in as an artist. This is how the Trap Lord puts in work in the lab.