King Kendrick drops another video from his notorious good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which was arguably the best album of 2012. The contrast between Paris and his roots (“where my damn Dominos at?!”) makes for a rather artistic vibe.
As part of Jay-Z’s Life + Times cultural hub, his YouTube channel pokes it’s head in on some interesting topics. He has enlisted long-time Hip Hop enthusiast Elliot Wilson to weigh in on the ongoing debates of the industry. In the last couple weeks, some great videos have surfaced; the rivalry between the Knicks and Nets, we see Black Hippy on tour, and the debate on whether Kendrick Lamar is hype or real.
Shake off those Monday hangovers with some fresh new music.
No Doubt has finally released their highly anticipated single after weeks of teasing.
Kendrick Lamar, The xx, Band of Horses, Domo Genesis, Ne-Yo, Nas and Stars have new projects on the way and have graced our ears with promotional tracks.
In South Central L.A., the year was 2009 and four emcees joined forces to create Black Hippy. This group consists of four names you may have heard of before, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q.
The Silversun Pickups have finished recording their third LP, due next week. The anticipation of this record only heightened when I heard their new single; incredible.
Kendrick Lamar teamed up with Dr. Dre and Scoop DeVille to create a chilled out Hip Hop track worthy of those 5-Star playlists.
Vancouver’s own Japandroids are also working on their third album Celebration Rock via Polyvinyl Records Co. due June 5
Maybach Music Group’s Stalley released his mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream this week. With the majority of the production done by newcomer Block Beattaz. A very impressive tape from the latest MMG signee. Compared to the rest of his label mates, he has a unique sound and his lyricism goes a little deeper.
Ace Hood dropped his mixtape Starvation, there are a couple download-worthy tracks.
New singles from Childish Gambino, Jai Paul, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj and Best Coast