Premiere: Aaron Cohen – Panes (Prod. by Myth Syzer)

July 1st, 2015

A one-off from our guy Aaron Cohen. Produced by French producer Myth Syzer, who caught my ear with a few years back with this release.

Previously: Aaron Cohen – Home Less (EP)

Video: DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap & Shy Glizzy – XXL Freshmen Cypher Pt. 3

July 1st, 2015

DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap and Shy Glizzy participate in part 3 of the XXL Freshmen Cypher series.

Previously: GoldLink, OG Maco & Vince Staples – XXL Freshmen Cypher Pt. 2 (Video)

Watch Nas’ Obey Your Thirst Profile

July 1st, 2015

Like Drake before him, Nas hooks up with Sprite and FADER for a quick profile in support of the Obey Your Thirst/Verse campaign.

Look out for additional pieces on Vince Staples and Isaiah Rashad.

Previously: Nas, Drake, Vince Staples & Isaiah Rashad – Sprite Obey Your Thirst Profiles (Trailer)

Rico Richie ft. Verse Simmonds – Both Ways

July 1st, 2015

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Rico Richie follows up his new video for “Poppin” with the Verse Simmonds assisted “Both Ways”. Look out for The Realest Story Ever Told to drop July 7th.

Previously: Rico Richie – Poppin (Video)

Audio Push – Shook1nes (Remix)

July 1st, 2015

Audio Push go in over Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Pt. 2″ for their latest freestyle.

Previously: Audio Push – Normally (Video)

Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner – All You Need

July 1st, 2015

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Damn, Statik is really going hard with this new album. Ahead of the release of Lucky 7 next week, he shares “All I Need” featuring Action Bronson, Ab-Soul and Elle Varner. Pre-order on iTunes now.

Previously: Statik Selektah ft. Sean Price, Bun B & Styles P – Top Tier | Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ – Beautiful Life

Watch a Recap of Raury’s 2015 Raurfest

July 1st, 2015

Last Friday night, Atlanta’s incense and dashiki set gathered at The Atlanta Freight Depot for the second annual Raurfest, presented by rising local talent and freshly minted XXL Freshman Raury. Performers included Key, Trinidad Jame$, Two-9, Earthgang, Money Makin Nique, TDE’s SZA and several others. Check out a video recap above and read a first person account here.

Previously: Raury – Devil’s Whisper (Video)

Behind the Scenes of Kendrick Lamar’s Mass Appeal Cover

July 1st, 2015

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Kendrick’s photoshoot for the cover of Mass Appeal issue #56, which is on newsstands now.

If you haven’t yet, you must immediately go watch K.Dot’s new video for “Alright”.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Covers Mass Appeal

Video: Vince Staples on Over/Under

July 1st, 2015

Vince Staples talks about if Bill Nye The Science Guy, KFC, PETA and more are overrated or underrated.

Previously: Vince Staples – Breakfast Bars Freestyle on #TheCruzShow (Video)

Joe Budden – I’ll Name This Podcast Later (Ep. 20)

July 1st, 2015

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Joe Budden, Marisa and Rory discuss the 2015 BET Awards, Meek Mill’s new album and more on episode 20 of “I’ll Name This Podcast Later”.

Previously: Joe Budden – I’ll Name This Podcast Later (Ep. 19)