Torch and Young Breed join Don Logan in the new video for “From Da Jump.” Gunplay’s Living Legend is out now.
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Weezy joins Charlie Puth in the new video for their collaboration, “Nothing But Trouble”, from the soundtrack to the upcoming documentary 808, which focuses on the history of the Roland TR-808 drum machine.
Previously: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth – Nothing But Trouble
If A$AP Rocky were a super hero, he’d be “Joker.” And then he’d get sued by DC Comics.
Roth invokes the Tarot over an interesting Black Milk production on his latest drop, “The Hierophant.”
Previously: Asher Roth – Oren’s Not Sure
Pharrell can make anything sound epic and world changing. Here he is with Pusha T speaking on his new Supershell collaboration with adidas Originals and an event they hosted in LA for the collection.
Pharrell personally defines and publicly proclaims the true definition of Superstar. For the launch of Supershell, Pharrell recruits Pusha T for a night of creativity in LA. The Supershell Experience brought together more than 200 young artists to design their own Supershell canvases. The #OriginalSuperstar movement continues and Pharrell leads the way to inspire the next generation of brilliant minds.
In a new piece for Gawker, former music journalist and TV host Dee Barnes recounts her now infamous 1991 assault by Dr. Dre and offers her opinion of the new film Straight Outta Compton. Barnes writes that while she would not have wanted to see the brutal attack reenacted in the movie, she was troubled that the entire incident was erased from the story.
But what should have been addressed is that it occurred. When I was sitting there in the theater, and the movie’s timeline skipped by my attack without a glance, I was like, “Uhhh, what happened?” Like many of the women that knew and worked with N.W.A., I found myself a casualty of Straight Outta Compton’s revisionist history.
She notes that Dre’s attack on her, and his other “alleged” attacks on his former girlfriend and protege Michel’le and female rapper Tairrie B, are an incredibly important aspect of the story of N.W.A and provide some uncomfortable context to the battle they were simultaneously fighting with each other and white America at the time:
Accurately articulating the frustrations of young black men being constantly harassed by the cops is at Straight Outta Compton’s activistic core. There is a direct connection between the oppression of black men and the violence perpetrated by black men against black women. It is a cycle of victimization and reenactment of violence that is rooted in racism and perpetuated by patriarchy. If the breadth of N.W.A.’s lyrical subject matter was guided by a certain logic, though, it was clearly a caustic logic.
Stalley takes it to Brooklyn for his latest visual from the Ohio album.