Archive for the 'Live Performances' Category

Video: Adventure Time with Action Bronson (England)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

It’s a British invasion as Bronson storms the shores of England. God save the Queen.

Previously: Adventure Time with Action Bronson: Welcome Home Big Body

Video Vault: 25 Classic Jay Z Television Performances

Sunday, June 29th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Jay Z just embarked on yet another high-grossing Summer tour earlier this week, this time with his superstar wife Beyonce as the co-headliner. While young new artists continue to build up their following on the road, and legendary acts keep their careers alive off show money, Hov will be comfy cozy on his private jet flying city to city, padding his family bank account and perhaps Blue Ivy’s college fund with new bags of bills. But the route from Marcy Projects to mansions in the Hamptons didn’t come without continuous hard work. Jigga’s been out here doing this for a minute now (his debut Reasonable Doubt just turned 18 on June 25th), and though his career lifestyle has become more luxurious, it’s still a grind.

To help kick off Jay’s latest tour with wifey, we gathered up 25 Classic Jay Z Television Performances—dating back to 1996 and spanning his entire career—for our latest Video Vault. These TV clips feature on-stage performances with everyone from Beanie Sigel to UGK to Eminem to Lenny Kravitz to the Queen Bey herself, and there’s a few Dame Dash cameos to enjoy as well. Also included is a nice batch of past BET Awards performances to warm you up for tonight’s big show. Throw your diamonds up, the Roc is in the building!

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Video: Ghostface & BADBADNOTGOOD x ALIFE Sessions

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Ghostface and rock group BADBADNOTGOOD perform at one of ALIFE’s famous backyard Sessions. Ghost explains how their collaboration on “Six Degrees” came about and speaks on his affinity for performing with live instrumentation. Applaud that man for still being able to spit his “Nutmeg” lyrics without stumbling.

Previously: Ghostface Talks New Wu LP, Raekwon

Video: Nas Performs at Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Show

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Dave Chappelle’s ongoing residency at Radio City Music Hall has been getting rave reviews for his standup set as well as the many esteemed guests that have been stopping by, both planned and unannounced. Last night Nas took the stage and performed the entire Illmatic album with backing from a live orchestra, because Radio City Music Hall. Above, you can check out a clip of his “NY State of Mind” performance.

Previously: Dave Chappelle on Letterman

Video Vault: 6 Classic Rap Movies Available on YouTube in Full

Friday, June 20th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

It’s Summertime, and the weekend is here, which means you’re either out on the town getting into something, or at the crib trying to cool off in the AC after a long week of work. Shouts to everyone out there partying, that’s what’s up. But for those of you in chill mode, we put together a nice collection of classic rap movies you can watch from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or mobile device on YouTube in full. So if you’ve exhausted your Netflix queue, or if you’re just in the mood to watch some ill hip-hop visuals featuring superstar rappers like Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne, Biggie, Snoop, Eminem, and more, binge out on these essential rap flicks and docs below.

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Video: Ab-Soul – Stigmata (Live on Revolt)

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Ab performs his Action Bronson and Asaad assisted single “Stigmata” on Revolt Live.

Hit the jump to check out All Def Digital’s new Next Level segment on the Black Hippy. These Days is out June 24th.

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Video: Kanye at Bonnaroo (Recap)

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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After a controversial late night set back in 2008, Kanye made a triumphant return to the Bonnaroo Festival this past Friday in Manchester, Tennessee. Here’s a recap of his appearance from Complex which covers the alleged boos he got when he called out “the media” for the 2008 fuckery.

In other news, Kanye has been selected to deliver a presentation at the Cannes Lions Music Festival this coming Thursday the 19th.

Previously: Kanye West’s New Testament (Mini-doc)

Video: G-Unit – Live @ Citi Field

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The newly reunited G-Unit give a performance at Citi Field as part of the New York Mets 2014 Concert Series. They also brought out special guest Jeremih.

Previously: G-Unit – Ordinary Nigga

Video: Drake Brings Out Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, YG & Travi$ Scott @ HAW

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Drake is joined by surprise guests Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, YG and Travi$ Scott during his performance at Warehouse Live during his Houston Appreciation Weekend.

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Video: Meek Mill’s Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Meek Mill had a quiet Memorial Day weekend at home, he threw some franks on the grill and was in bed by 10:00.

Previously: Meek Mill – 0 to 100 (Remix)