Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre join 50 on New Day, which is confirmed as the first single off 50′s upcoming album Street King Immortal. New Day is produced by Swizz Beatz & Dr. Dre and mixed by Eminem. 50 via Twitter:
“Jimmy Iovine said STREET KING IMMORTAL is the best album I’v made sense GET RICH OR DIE TRYING,”
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Categories: asap rocky
TMZ is reporting that two individuals were assaulted after trying to take pics of the rapper during his dispute with someone else. As of now, A$AP been booked for attempted robbery. In other news, fuck James Holmes.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Latest visuals off The Peoples Rapper LP - one of the more lyrical mixtapes of 2012.
Machine Gun Kelly performs his single Invincible alongside Ester Dean on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Heist, coming October 9th. Is it too soon to anoint Macklemore the defining hip hop artist of our generation? Hit the jump to stream "Same Love." Via the Seattle emcee:
"This song, which I wrote in April, is a response to what I have observed and experienced, and is also an act of personal accountability. It was not easy to write, and I struggled with how I, as a straight male, could genuinely speak upon this issue.
Initially, I tried writing from the perspective of a gay, bullied kid, but after getting some feedback, I felt it wasn’t my story to tell. What I do know, and where I wrote from, is my own perspective growing up in a culture where “that’s gay” was commonplace, with a huge stigma on those who identified and were perceived as gay.
Growing up in the Catholic Church, I saw first-hand how easily religion became a platform for hate and prejudice. Those who “believed” were excused from their own judgments, bypassing the stark issue of basic civil rights.
But, more influential to me as a kid than the church was hip hop, my cultural foundation that influenced my worldview.
Unfortunately, intolerance of the gay community in hip hop is widespread. The best rappers will use homophobic language on albums that critics rave about, making hip hop and homophobia inextricably linked. We have sidestepped the issue entirely, become numb to the language that we use, and are increasingly blinded to our own prejudice."
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Categories: Oregon Football
Anyone else ready for the college football season to begin? Oregon wide receivers coach Scott Frost on tweeted this picture from Spain earlier today. Read more on the developing story here.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Frank Ocean kicks off his Channel Orange Tour on the left coast, performing Bad Religion and Novacane at the Showbox At The Market in Seattle.
Hanging On is incredible... that is, until Tinie Tempah comes in towards the end of the song. Ellie Goulding >
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Personally, I'm not feeling this - but it's crazy, whenever I post a Wiz Khalifa-related blog post, it gets 50x the amount of activity that another other post would garnish. On that note, here goes the latest release from Mr. Khalifa. Enjoy..
Following the "making-of" format delineated by several videos in recent months, Warm Gun's latest release captures the production process behind the new track "Elegant", providing a short preview of what's to come on the forthcoming EP, Adventures II. The precursor to this project, Adventures, was released exclusively by The Journey on May 2nd, 2012. Like the first installment, Adventures II will amount to a concise grouping of styles ranging from RnB to indie, while remaining rooted firmly in hip-hop/rap. As always, all songs will be produced, written, and recorded by Warm Gun. If this in-studio preview of "Elegant" is any indication of the direction of the next project, we can expect a larger sound with greater dynamics and unique instrumentation.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Frank Ocean let loose a bonus track that will be available exclusively on the physical copy of channel ORANGE - available next Tuesday. Stream here.
Categories: Mac Miller
If there's one thing my Copyright Law professor taught me, it's that unauthorized samples on Mixtapes - although not typically litigated as often in the hip hop world as one might think considering how much unauthorized sample occurs in the genre - is still a violation of the copyright holder's 1) reproduction rights, 2) derivative rights, 3) distribution rights.... that being said, copyright law (to a degree) is an archaic legal structure that has failed to transform itself in tune with the modern times/culture.. #K.I.D.S. Read up on the emerging story here.
Something only Machine Gun Kelly would do. Last night MGK held a concert at the legendary Rucker Park and what did he use as his stage? I'm sure you can guess. Enjoy..
Via the Director Jaap van der Doelen:
When you’re talking about New Gods, you’re talking about a comic in Jack Kirby’s (THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK CREATOR OF ALL TIME!) magnum opus of interlocking series The Fourth World. It seemed appropriate to add his visual flair to Pusha & Yeezy’s new track. The images are taken from New Gods #3 (featuring the first appearance of the Black Racer). Written and drawn by Jack Kirby, inked by Vince Colletta.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Stay tuned for some FREE DOWNLOADS off of Four in the coming days. The album will be available to everyone online, July 24th.
Make sure to stream Frank Ocean's new album Channel ORANGE here.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Is it me or did MGK damn near bust his jaw at the 2:58 mark? Via the Cleveland emcee:
The adventures of MGK and EST 19XX continues on the Hostile Takeover Tour as they set up a marriage proposal for one of their fans, display their sharp shooting skills, drive the tour bus and live that tour life!
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The Pittsburgh production duo E. Dan and Big Jerm - also known as ID Labs - unleashes their remix to Mac Miller's song, Missed Calls, off of his debut album, Blue Slide Park. Enjoy..
DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller – Missed Calls (Nobody's Home Yet Remix)
Something interesting on a Sunday afternoon. Is this a good look for Game's career? And more importantly, why is Game wearing Olympic 6's during a fight?
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Drake closes out Day 1 of the Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Zurich, Switzerland taking place from July 6-8. The three-day event also includes headliners 50 Cent and Nas. More of Drake’s set after the jump including J. Cole who also hit the big stage.