Blaqstarr ft. Talib Kweli – War of Roses

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

I know what you’re thinking, me too. Here’s a Blaqstarr record featuring Talib Kweli off his upcoming, self-titled, mixtape (pictured above) which drops April 12th through his website. I was otherwise unfamiliar with Blaqstarr, but apparently he was signed to Interscope by M.I.A.

Blaqstarr ft. Talib Kweli – War of Roses | Nukeshare

Kweli had told me he’d be doing all sorts of different shit (musically) this year. Thanks to Dana at Biz3 for the premiere.

M.I.A. feat. Jay-Z – XXXO (Remix)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010


The official remix of M.I.A.’s first single for her third LP, Maya.

Hype Williams-directed video for the original version coming soon.

M.I.A. feat. Jay-Z – XXXO (Remix) | Mediafire


Spotted @ UHTN

M.I.A. on Nas, Jay-Z & Kanye West

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Complex quizzed their June/July cover girl M.I.A. about her thoughts on the current state of the rap game. What she had to say about Nas in regards to how Jay-Z is living is pretty interesting.

What do you like about hip-hop today?
M.I.A.: I think Kanye is trying to take it into a new realm and he’s sort of putting the artistry back into it and sort of taking it in that direction. I was having a conversation about Jay-Z and Nas and how it was really crazy how they were having this Nas vs. Jay-Z moment 10 years ago and no one really talks about it now.

You clearly haven’t been to!
M.I.A.: Jay became the biggest representation of rap music who’s still alive, started dating Beyoncé—everything was so much bigger and better with Jay-Z. I hope people don’t think that that wins. The fact that Nas didn’t become all this sort of stuff changes people’s perception about the music and the work he achieved in his lifetime. I don’t wanna say Jay-Z sold out, but I just feel like we have to wait another 10 years to see what happens. Jay-Z’s ambition was to become like Frank Sinatra, a household name all over the planet, and own a casino in Vegas and stuff like that. And I think Nas was really sticking to knowledge. I still think the biggest point about hip-hop is in there somewhere, what happens to those two artists.

Did you decline a tour with Kanye?
M.I.A.: Because I was pregnant. I know Kanye makes it out to be this big thing, like, “She dissed me when I asked her to do a song.” Then he was like, “Then you said no to me and my tour.” I was about to have a baby! But I love Kanye, I think he’s been super-consistent, everything he’s done has been good. I like his interaction with the media, too—he’s just him, and he’s living it.

Roffle @ Kanye wanting her to tour, despite her pregnancy.

Link: Cover Story, Photo Gallery + Behind The Scenes from Photo Shoot

Video: M.I.A. – Born Free

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Directed by Romain Gavras.

M.I.A. is tweeting from Pitchfork’s Twitter account today. She just sent out the track list to her yet to be titled album right now.

Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Credit: Photo Will for Lost In The Willderness

Supposed to be hitting radio/iTunes on Friday.

Are you focused?

In collaboration with some More Than A Game movie event with Lebron.

Don’t worry Lebron, get em next year… – Weezy on “Kobe Bryant”

Fun fact: “Swagger Like Us” leaked exactly one year ago this week. And contrary to what Angela Yee YN thinks, we did have the song before it came out, but we decided against posting it. You’ll understand why if you listen to the tagged up version below, which actually includes a different T.I. verse that he had originally laid for the track:

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Stat Quo – Bang (Remix)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Stat hops on the Rye-Rye/MIA joint.

Stat Quo – Bang (Remix)

Video: M.I.A. on Real Time w/ Bill Maher

Monday, May 25th, 2009

She appeared on the show Friday to discuss what’s going in Sri Lanka.

“You’re a great rapper” – Bill Maher

Previously: Mos Def on Real Time w/ Bill Maher | P. Diddy on Real Time with Bill Maher | Mos Def & Dr. Cornel West on Bill Maher

Video: The Grammy’s (Abridged Version)

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Coldplay feat. Jay-Z – Lost+ / Viva La Vida

If this isn’t your kinda thing, hit the jump for everything under the sun.

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PICS: 51st Annual Grammy Awards

Monday, February 9th, 2009


Gallery after the jump.

All I’m saying is, how disturbing is that pic of Wayne and M.I.A.?

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Video: T.I. ft. Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West & M.I.A – Swagger Like Us (Live @ The Grammys)

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Find the Coldplay x Jay-Z performance after the jump.

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